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Ski-Hi Stampede is back, just a little earlier this year

The annual Ski-Hi Stampede will be in Monte Vista on July 11-14 at the Ski-Hi Complex.
MONTE VISTA – Preparations for the annual Ski-Hi Stampede are underway, just a little sooner than usual. Everything kicks off on July 11 and runs through July 14. That’s right, what usually takes place at the end of July, is sooner this year.
Community
Henry Corral
Bond for Corral set at $5M
ALAMOSA — After allegedly shooting three men, one of whom died, and leading multiple law enforcement agencies on a 14-hour manhunt, Alamosa resident Henry Corral is being held in the Alamosa County Detention Center on a $5 million bond to be paid in cash only.
Approximately 25 people of all ages took part in a cake decorating class on Friday in San Luis. Participants learned how to decorate cupcakes and were given information on 4-H clubs in the Valley.
Cake decorating class offered in San Luis
SAN LUIS – On Friday, Juntos 4-H and the 4-H Team held a cake decorating class open to the public at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints San Luis branch. The programs are run out the Colorado State University San Luis Valley Extension office in Monte Vista.
The July 4th Parade starts in downtown Crestone at noon with festivities happening all day in town.
Independence Day celebrations in the Valley
SAN LUIS VALLEY — From pancakes to soapbox races, fireworks, and patriotism, July 4th celebrations will resonate throughout the Valley.
Obituaries
Leola Roberts
Leola Roberts
Longtime Monte Vista resident Leola Roberts, 95, died May 24, 2024, at her home in Monte Vista.
Jeffrey John Gonzales
Jeffrey John Gonzales, a self-employed Carpenter known for his loving, competitive, outgoing, and fun personality, passed away on April 1, 2024, in Pueblo, Colo. He was born on Nov. 22, 1979, in Del Norte, Colo.
Beverly Sue Benson (formerly O’Rourke) Bacon
Co-founder of Miner, Tines passes away Beverly Sue Benson (formerly O’Rourke) Bacon, a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother passed away peacefully in her Tucson, Ariz., home on March 4, 2024, at the age of 88. Born in Tulsa, Okla., on Sept. 21, 1935, Beverly lived a life filled with love, passion, and remarkable accomplishments.
Calvin Harold Kernen
Calvin Harold Kernen passed on Feb. 11, 2024, in Arcata, Calif. Cal was born Aug. 5, 1925, in Del Norte, Colo., to Swiss immigrants Friederick Alfred and Mary Albertina Kernen and was proud to have turned 98 ½ years old just days before his passing.
Paul Carlton Douglas
Paul Carlton Douglas, 66, a lifelong resident of Colorado was tragically lost on March 6, 2024, in Villa Grove, Colo. Mr. Douglas was born Nov. 9, 1957, in California to Jim Franklin and Ella May (Wilson) Douglas.

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