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Doug Davie, Pam Bricker say goodbye

Posted: Wednesday, Jan 11th, 2017
RIO GRANDE COUNTY-- Community leaders and citizens filled the board room of the Rio Grande County Commissioners on the morning of Wednesday, Jan. 4 to bid farewell to longtime commissioner Doug Davie and outgoing commissioner Pam Bricker.
Davie is retiring after serving four terms on the board of county commissioners for a total of 16 years. A Valley native,

Glover wins El Camino

Posted: Wednesday, Jan 11th, 2017
Photo by Anthony Guerrero
Robert Glover from Monte Vista was the proud winner of the 1983 El Camino Conquista, which was donated by Ray and Colette Skeff. The total amount raised for the various community projects was $6,650. All money generated by this raffle will be divided accordingly to the following groups: Kiwanis, Monte Vista Community Foundation, Faith Hinkley Veterans

Recreation department envisions the future

Posted: Wednesday, Jan 11th, 2017
MONTE VISTA-- The Monte Vista Recreation Department has big visions for the future. Recreation Supervisor Jaime Hurtado attended the Thursday, Jan. 5 meeting of the Monte Vista City Council and presented some ideas to make the recreational opportunities in Monte Vista even greater.
The first idea Hurtado shared is to have more indoor recreation especially during winter months. Ski

Heavy snowstorm hits San Luis Valley

Posted: Wednesday, Jan 11th, 2017
MONTE VISTA--After a relatively dry winter, the first major snowstorm of the season for the San Luis Valley fell on the night of Thursday, Jan. 5. Temperatures fell to record lows and travel became difficult or impossible.
In Monte Vista the snow accumulated to around seven inches. The heavy snowfall on Thursday night made for a bright and cold

Lucero dies in La Veta Pass crash

Posted: Wednesday, Jan 4th, 2017
LA VETA -- Monte Vista resident Pat Lucero, 70, died Wednesday afternoon in a five-vehicle crash on Colorado 160 on La Veta Pass.
The Colorado State Patrol responded to the crash on December 28 at 12:15 p.m.
Investigation at the scene revealed that a 2003 Cadillac Escalade was travelling westbound on Colorado 160. The driver, identified as Robert Greenlee, 75,

K-9 officer patrolling Monte Vista

Posted: Wednesday, Jan 4th, 2017
MONTE VISTA-- A new officer is back in Monte Vista and is ready to take a bite out of the narcotics issue that has been plaguing the community. K-9 Officer Lena is back on patrol after a short absence and having served here for three years in the past.
She is back due to the interest of her handler

Council replaces Farish as attorney

Posted: Wednesday, Jan 4th, 2017
MONTE VISTA-- Gene Farish served as the city of Monte Vista's attorney since 1973, was a regular face at council meetings and offered legal advice and representation for most city committees. The Monte Vista City Council recently decided to move in a different direction after more than four decades with Farish.
At the Thursday, Dec. 1 meeting the five

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