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Sportsman roundtable set for M.V. next week

Posted: Thursday, Apr 10th, 2014
MONTE VISTA -- All hunters and anglers who are concerned about wildlife and related issues are invited to the Colorado Parks and Wildlife Southwest Region "Sportsmen's Roundtable" meeting, 6:30-8:30 p.m., April 14, at the Monte Vista Co-Op in the San Luis Valley.
The meeting is part of the statewide "Sportsmen's Roundtable" process set
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Residents urged to be aware of scams

Posted: Thursday, Apr 10th, 2014
MONTE VISTA -- Several San Luis Valley Rural Electric Cooperative (SLVREC) members have been contacted by scammers trying to commit credit card fraud. The callers tell members their electric bill is past due and unless a credit card number is provided immediately, crews will be dispatched to disconnect the member's electric power.
SLVREC will never ask members for credit card
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Sargent board completes budget cuts

Posted: Thursday, Apr 10th, 2014
MONTE VISTA--The following information was taken from the minutes of the Sargent School District's March meetings:
March 11 special meeting:
The board took action to approve administrative recommendation to discontinue the business program for the 2014- 15 school year and formally notify Mrs. Adams of the board's intent to cancel her teaching contract. Discussion also took place pertaining to
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M.V. considers relocating program

Posted: Thursday, Apr 10th, 2014
ista City Council gave their conditional approval for Kids Connection to move from the basement of the Bill Metz Central Auditorium into the city-owned "Guzlow Building" on Highway 160.
Kids Connection has been looking for a larger base of operations and has had an average of 60 children attending during the school year. During the summer that number jumps to
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Monte Vistan sought in Pueblo carjacking

Posted: Thursday, Apr 10th, 2014
VALLEY -- Local authorities are searching for a man from Monte Vista in conjunction with a carjacking Tuesday morning in Pueblo.
David Marquez, 44, of Monte Vista, is wanted on kidnapping and robbery charges, according to the Pueblo Police Department, which has enlisted the assistance of San Luis Valley law enforcement to locate Marquez.
Marquez had not yet been apprehended
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Voters may decide next Valley water challenge

Posted: Thursday, Apr 3rd, 2014
ALAMOSA--One of the San Luis Valley's next water threats may be in the ballot box this November.
If voters ultimately approved them, initiatives making their way through the pre-ballot approval process could drastically alter the way water is managed not only in the Valley but the entire state.
"This is something extremely important for the water community," Floyd
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Upcoming appointment draws large crowd

Posted: Thursday, Apr 3rd, 2014
RIO GRANDE COUNTY, The Rio Grande County Commissioner's chambers were filled with concerned residents wishing to express their support for the eligible appointees to the Rio Grande Water Conservation District (RGWCD).
The RGWCD was created to protect, enhance and develop water resources in the Rio Grande basin. The district encompasses a five-county region, which includes Alamosa, Rio Grande, Conejos and
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Street crossing installed at Marsh

Posted: Thursday, Apr 3rd, 2014
Photo by Toni Steffens-Steward
Students and staff returned from spring break to a new crossing system at Marsh Elementary. The designated crossing area is should improve student safety during morning drop off.
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Applicants welcome for annual scholarship

Posted: Thursday, Apr 3rd, 2014
MONTE VISTA--The San Luis Valley Ski Hi Stampede and Adams State University both know the importance of being involved in local communities and supporting youth.
The San Luis Valley Ski Hi Stampede Committee and Adams State University have teamed up to provide three scholarships to any male or female San Luis Valley resident who plans on attending or
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Unattended death still under investigation

Posted: Thursday, Apr 3rd, 2014
MONTE VISTA--On Wednesday, March 26 at approximately 6:45 a.m., officers from the Monte Vista Police Department were called to 435 Madison Street in Monte Vista regarding a person who was unconscious and not breathing.
Upon arrival, officers found Jacqueline Jones, 23, unresponsive. Efforts to revive her were unsuccessful and an emergency room physician ordered first responders to cease
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Woman arrested in false kidnapping

Posted: Thursday, Apr 3rd, 2014
MONTE VISTA--The Monte Vista Police Department started Monday morning continuing their search for a suspected burglar and ended the workday with the woman in custody charged with faking her own kidnapping.
Melissa Garcia, 29, was wanted on warrants for burglary and theft, which included suspected crimes against members of her family. Officers had suspected that Garcia was hiding somewhere
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