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M.V. grad dies in crop duster crash

Modified: Friday, Aug 19th, 2016
ALAMOSA -- A Monte Vista High School graduate died in a crop dusting accident Friday morning after his plane crash landed in a barley field just inside the Alamosa County line off Road 6 East and Highway 112.
The pilot, Dusty Claunch, 27, of Monte Vista, was deceased at the scene. Dusty had worked for Rio Grande Sheriff's Office for

Many talents showcased at SLV Fair

Posted: Wednesday, Aug 17th, 2016
Courtesy Photos
Above: Annika Holder, 11, of Monte Vista decorates her cake during the SLV Fair Cake Decorating Contest last week.
At left: Senior Reserve Champion winner Devyn Mitchell, 14, models a dress she sewed in the SLV Fair Fashion Revue.

Cross country trek takes Bramble through SLV

Posted: Wednesday, Aug 17th, 2016
ALAMOSA -- Somewhere west of the San Luis Valley, headed towards Pagosa, Brett Bramble is walking along Highway 160 this week.
Every mile has a purpose for the 31-year-old from Atlanta, Georgia. Brett's transcontinental journey from the east to the west coast is for Brittany, his sister who died of a drug overdose a couple of weeks after her 28th

Vehicles recovered, two arrested

Posted: Wednesday, Aug 17th, 2016
MONTE VISTA-- On Aug. 7 at approximately 8:12 p.m., the Monte Vista Police Department responded to Mark's Auto Repair, located in the 2100 block of Grand Avenue for a report of stolen vehicles.
Investigation revealed that six vehicles had been stolen from the property. All the vehicles were entered as stolen. A few days later the vehicles were recovered

Golf club presents plan for the future

Posted: Wednesday, Aug 17th, 2016
MONTE VISTA--A special work session of the Monte Vista City Council met on Monday night, Aug. 8; first hearing community input on a proposed retail marijuana facility within city limits, which was reported in last week's Monte Vista Journal. Improvements to the Monte Vista Golf Club facilities were discussed in the second part of the work session.
Several members of

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