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P&Z tiny home discussion continues

Posted: Tuesday, Jul 19th, 2016

MONTE VISTA--The city of Monte Vista Planning and Zoning Commission met early for the month of July, convening Monday, July 18 but not meeting quorum to formally vote. Commission member Don Noland was in attendance, as was non-voting member Matthew Martinez, liaison to the city council. Also in attendance were a few interested members of the community, Randy Kern,
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Police seeking fugitive Lane Malouff

Posted: Tuesday, Jul 19th, 2016
SAN LUIS VALLEY-- The Alamosa Police Department is seeking the public's help in locating fugitive of justice Lane Scott Malouff, 30.
Malouff is a fugitive of justice and has four active warrants for his arrest from Alamosa Combined Courts. Malouff's whereabouts is currently unknown, but he is known to frequent Alamosa, Romeo, La Jara, Manassa, Sanford and Monte Vista
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Schwartz campaigns in M.V.

Posted: Tuesday, Jul 19th, 2016
MONTE VISTA-- A previous state legislator with 14 years of experience at the state government level stopped to campaign in Monte Vista on Tuesday, July 12. Gail Schwartz brought her message to Java Dave's and sat down to speak with constituents about issues in the San Luis Valley over cups of coffee.
Schwartz has entered the race to represent
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Monte Vista Schools transitioning to Chromebooks

Posted: Tuesday, Jul 19th, 2016
MONTE VISTA--The Monte Vista School District is continuing the one-to-one student computer program by switching away from the very ineffective KUNO tablet devices to Samsung Chromebooks.
There are two changes to the program that should allow for more family flexibility in this program. The district's goal remains to provide as many individual devices as is necessary from grades four to
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City welcomes new IT department

Posted: Tuesday, Jul 19th, 2016
MONTE VISTA--The city of Monte Vista has welcomed a new information technology department. The new department will be directed by Jim Belknap. Belknap is also the IT director for the city of Alamosa and will divide his time between the two municipalities.
Belknap formally introduced himself to the Monte Vista City Council during their meeting on Thursday, July 7. He
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City presented with 2015 audit during regular meeting

Posted: Wednesday, Jul 13th, 2016
MONTE VISTA--The city of Monte Vista received their 2015 audit of their financial statements during their regular meeting on Thursday, July 7. Kyle Logan of Logan and Associates, LLC presented the audit and addressed the Monte Vista City Council.
Logan was pleased to report that the city's accounting programs were very easy to navigate and made the independent audit
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Monte Vista man killed in motorcycle accident

Posted: Wednesday, Jul 13th, 2016
RIO GRANDE--On July 10 at 12:15 p.m, the Colorado State Patrol responded to a motorcycle vs car crash on Rio Grande County Road 5 North at Rio Grande County Road 5 East within Rio Grande County, approximately eight miles northeast of Monte Vista.
Investigation revealed a 2007 Nissan Sentra was westbound on Rio Grande County Road 5
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Blue Lives Matter

Posted: Wednesday, Jul 13th, 2016
Courtesy Photo
Josh Cantu of Can-2's Custom Crafts in Alamosa, accompanied by his children Braiden Cantu, 8 and Kiley Cantu, 5, presented Monte Vista Police Chief Jim Grayson and Corporal Robby Martinez with an American flag depicting the Thin Blue Line. The symbolic Thin Blue Line represents the role of the police as the keepers of law and order
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SLV KidVenture leading a change

Posted: Wednesday, Jul 13th, 2016
SAN LUIS VALLEY-- It is becoming increasingly common for the San Luis Valley to be associated with heroin, poverty and absent parents. The Valley has the highest poverty rate in the entire state and is home to the three "persistent poverty" counties. The heroin overdose rate has become three times higher than what the federal government currently measures.
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