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Homecoming parades into Monte Vista

Posted: Thursday, Sep 18th, 2014
Photos by Beth Cerny
Monte Vista High School's annual homecoming parade strutted down Adams Street last Thursday, clockwise, from top: homecoming king and queen Daniel Borunda and Shelby Hindes, the pirate mascot, high school marching band. See more photos on Page 6A.

Monte Vista City Council moves forward

Posted: Thursday, Sep 18th, 2014

MONTE VISTA--During the Sept. 4 city council meeting, City Manager Forrest Neuerburg asked the council for approval to submit a Request for Proposal (RFP) for engineering services to include a design of a comprehensive response to the I&I issue and to get estimates on videotaping and mapping of the sewer lines.
"An area of contention in our potential application

Memorial park benefits from potatoes

Posted: Thursday, Sep 18th, 2014
MONTE VISTA-- Every September the Monte Vista community comes together to celebrate one of the San Luis Valley's lifelines, the potato. This year's festival shaped up to be one for the history books.
On Sept. 5 and 6 the Colorado Potato Administrative Committee (CPAC) hosted the 2014 Potato Festival in Monte Vista. Not only was this year's event expanded into

Farm Credit helps kick start economic development

Posted: Monday, Sep 15th, 2014
RIO GRANDE COUNTY--The Upper Rio Grande Economic Development Council is currently conducting a membership drive in Rio Grande County, asking municipalities, Rio Grande County and businesses to invest in a three-year public private partnership to kick-start long-term economic development in Rio Grande County.
URGEDC members are convinced that in order to benefit the future economic stability and growth across

Annual potato festival harvests crowd

Posted: Monday, Sep 15th, 2014

MONTE VISTA--The 2014 San Luis Valley Potato Festival drew a steady crowd all day long on Saturday, Sept. 6 in celebration of one of the Valley's principal crops.
Ninety percent of Colorado's potatoes are grown in the San Luis Valley according the CSU Extension website.
"It has been a great day," said volunteer Bob Bryning. "The fine folks

BLM to open office in Monte Vista

Posted: Monday, Sep 15th, 2014

MONTE VISTA-- City Manager Forest Neuerburg presented some very good news to the Monte Vista City Council at last week's meeting on Thursday, Sept. 4.
Neuerburg said city staff has been in contact with developers who have purchased the old Ford dealership building on the east side of Monte Vista. The developer has proposed annexing to the city and


Posted: Monday, Sep 8th, 2014
We have been informed that Sanford School District is currently in LOCKOUT. An attempted kidnapping occurred at another location. Be on the lookout for a white Pontiac with tinted windows and Virginia license plate number U-XFE4847.

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