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Rough stock have upper hand in Day 1 of Alamosa Round-up

ALAMOSA – The first day of the 2022 Alamosa Round-up took place on Friday with the stock getting the better of the competitors. The slack took place Friday morning with four events taking place – steer wrestling, tie-down roping, team roping and ladies breakaway roping. In steer wrestling,...
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San Luis Valley Seeing COVID-19 Spike

The San Luis Valley is currently experiencing a spike in COVID-19 illness. There were 228 new cases reported in the past week. CDC’s Community Level designation is Level High for Alamosa, Conejos, Mineral, Rio Grande, Costilla, and Saguache counties. Please practice preventive measures. Information about local data, testing, and...
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New police officers sworn in at MV City Council meeting

MONTE VISTA — The Monte Vista City Council held a meeting on June 16. A ceremony was held to swear in new police officers for the city. Monte Vista Police Department Chief George Dingfelder attended the meeting and said, “First, thank you guys for supporting us. It’s nice that we are finally at full staff. I want to thank you for holding this ceremony.”
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Alamosa Round-up begins with Mutton Bustin’, Valley barrel race

ALAMOSA – The 2022 Alamosa Round-up got underway on Thursday with a the Mutton Bustin’ and the Valley Barrel Race. The Mutton Bustin’ began with the four-year-olds. Ruby Day had the best score of 82 points, followed by Azaraiah Pacheco and Gianni Lamont both with 81. Jamison Davis was fourth with 80 ½.
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Monte Vista Journal

Ribbon cutting for My Sister’s Pantry

The Monte Vista Chamber of Commerce welcomed new business owners, Shannon Frees and Kyra Stillings, as they opened their new business — My Sister’s Pantry Spices and Seasonings, located at 210 North Broadway in Monte Vista. They offer spices and seasoning blends, developed by the two sisters-in-law. The kitchen has always been their favorite place to try new ideas and recipes. In addition to the storefront, they have a website, mysisterspantryss.com.
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Ribbon cutting held for Grammy’s Kitchen in MV

MONTE VISTA — Tina Eastman held a grand opening for her second restaurant, Grammy’s Kitchen on Adams Street in Monte Vista. A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held on Saturday, June 18. The Monte Vista Chamber of Commerce was present to cut the ribbon. “I am very excited about opening...
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Cattails men’s golf league results of June 21

ALAMOSA – The Cattails Men’s Golf League hosted its ninth tournament of the season Tuesday at the golf course. SLV Federal Bank won the Division I flight with 6 ½ points. Atencio’s Market was second with six, and American Electric, Sultans of Swing, J&B Construction, Sand Dunes Receation and Rubi Slipper all tied for third with five points.
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New Mexico man killed in Monday crash

ALAMOSA– A 57-year-old Santa Fe, NM Man was killed Monday morning after the sport utility vehicle he was driving failed to stop at a stop sign at the intersection of Alamosa County Road 100 and Colorado Highway 370 and collided with another vehicle. The driver of the other vehicle...
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Free opening day celebration at Fort Garland Museum is June 24

FORT GARLAND — A free opening day celebration for the Fort Garland Museum and Cultural Center’s newest exhibition, “Gregg Deal’s (Pyramis Lake Paiute) Merciless Indian Savages,” featuring a special appearance by the artist, will be at 11 a.m. on June 24. In the exhibition, nationally...
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Monte Vista Journal

Daniel Baker joins RG BANK as COO

MONTE VISTA — RG BANK welcomed Daniel Baker to the bank team. Baker started his role as Chief Operating Officer on June 1. Baker began his banking career in 2011 working as a contractor to Bank of America. Due to Baker’s job being remote it afforded him the ability to move to the San Luis Valley to be closer to his parents. The majority of Baker’s career has been in management and customer service, and although it has been eclectic it has given him a solid understanding of the term servant leadership and how to apply that to the needs of the customer.
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Board of Trustees names Tandberg interim president

The Adams State University Board of Trustees unanimously approved the appointment of David A. Tandberg, Ph.D., as interim president, effective July 1. The interim appointment is for one year, giving the Board ample time to conduct a comprehensive and inclusive search for a permanent president. Dr. Tandberg brings both a...
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Adams State BOT names Tandberg interim president

ALAMOSA– The Adams State University Board of Trustees unanimously approved the appointment of David A. Tandberg, Ph.D., as interim president, effective July 1. The interim appointment is for one year, giving the Board ample time to conduct a comprehensive and inclusive search for a permanent president. Dr. Tandberg brings...
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Cancer survivors enjoy exercise and celebration

ALAMOSA — It all started in the spring of 2018. Danielle Smith had an idea for her master’s research project. She was drawing from personal experience when she hypothesized that exercise, and exercising with others, might help improve a person’s outcome in battling cancer. The thesis took on a life of its own when it combined forces with the Adams State University undergraduate Kinesiology practicum class. ASU’s Human Performance & PE Department later benefited from a grant from the Colorado Cancer Coalition and receives supportive ongoing funding from the Larry Holder annual memorial golf tournament fundraiser.
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Thursday wrecks kill one, injures seven

VALLEY– Two motor vehicle accidents within an hour’s time Thursday night, resulted in one fatality and minor to severe injuries to seven others. A 17-year-old Conejos County teen was killed near Manassa about 11 p.m. after he was pinned beneath the sport utility vehicle (SUV) he was riding in rolled multiple times near the intersection of Conejos County Road 18 and County Road R. The Colorado State Patrol (CSP) did not release the name of the victim or the 18-year-old driver and another 16-year-old passenger.
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Creede Hargraves to join SLV REC board

MONTE VISTA— San Luis Valley REC held its annual meeting on Tuesday, June 14, at the new Outcalt Event and Conference at SLV Ski Hi Complex in Monte Vista. Following the count by a third party, it was determined that contender Creede Hargraves will replace incumbent Kip Nagy as the Mineral/Hinsdale County (District 6) director.
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Widow in Alleged Murder-For-Hire Case Sues Suspect

The widow of a Vermont man killed in 2018 in what prosecutors say was a murder-for-hire is suing a California man accused of arranging to have him killed. The widow of a Vermont man killed in 2018 in what federal prosecutors say was a murder-for-hire is suing the California man accused of arranging to have her husband killed.
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American democracy: ‘Merciless Indian Savages’

FORT GARLAND– On the walls of rooms that once housed Army commanders, officers and their families, Eric Carpio, Director of Fort Garland Museum, hangs artwork from “Merciless Indian Savages”, an exhibit opening at the museum on Friday, June 24. The exhibit is the creation of nationally renowned...
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