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Board of Trustees approve FY2023 budget

The Adams State University Board of Trustees adopted a $70 million operating budget for fiscal year 2022-23 on Friday, May 27. The new budget further strengthens the University’s financial position, currently ranked in the top tier of the Composite Financial Index, a measure of financial health used widely throughout higher education. The budget addresses compensation for faculty and staff with a three percent across the board pay increase while also budgeting additional salary increases for eligible exempt staff positions (which follows last year’s budgeted increases for faculty).
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Monte Vista Journal

Polis in Alamosa to sign major water bills into law

ALAMOSA — Two significant bills directly addressing Colorado’s water issues — both sponsored by State Senator Cleave Simpson (R-District 35) — were signed by Governor Jared Polis (D) on Monday, May 23, in a ceremony at the Rio Grande Water Conservation District (RGWCD) in Alamosa. As...
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Benavidez Family walked the commencement stage together

For the Benavidez family, pursuing their education at Adams State University was a foregone conclusion. Michael and Mary Benavidez and their son Oliver all received their bachelor degrees this May. It is Michael’s second bachelor’s degree from Adams State. He earned his first in psychology in 2002, this year he,...

Adams State Presidential Teaching award winners announced

Rena Kirkland, Ph.D., associate professor of psychology, and professor Jeff Tucker, adjunct professor of counselor education, received the 2021 – 2022 Adams State University Presidential Teaching Awards. “Teaching is a privilege,” said Kirkland. “First, I benefit from learning from my students, and second, I have an opportunity to shape...
Alamosa Valley Courier

Six locals to play in Six-Man All-State football game

ALAMOSA – A total of six senior football players from the San Luis Valley will participate in this year’s Colorado Six-Man All-State Game which will take place June 4 in Hugo at 10 a.m. All of them will play for the South team. Four of the locals are...

Faculty and staff remain relevant in their chosen fields

Laura Bruneau, Ph.D., professor of counselor education and program chair counselor education and supervision, will begin her term as president-elect for the Rocky Mountain Association for Counselor Education and Supervision on July 1, 2022. She will move into the president’s role in July 2023. Mari Centeno, Ph.D., professor of...

2023 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Jean Marcellus, OL, Adams State University

What makes you a top prospect at your position in the 2023 NFL Draft?. What makes me the top prospect at my position in the 2023 NFL Draft, is my versatility as an offensive lineman. In my whole college career of playing football, I have played all five positions that an O-lineman can play, So I have the perspective and experience of what each position should be able to do. Which also mean I am very coachable, willing to learn any new technique or tools I can add to my arsenal. Also, my IQ of the game is at a high level, which mean I am looking for any little details on film that will give my team an advantage for me to execute and dominate each play at the best of my abilities. Which also mean I am able to identify what defenses are running before the play starts.

Suspect Arrested in Alamosa Shooting

Alamosa, CO – On May 21, 2022 officers responded to the 800 block of 10th Street for a reported shooting. Upon officers arrival it was discovered a male victim was suffering from an apparent gunshot wound to his leg. The victim was treated at the Alamosa emergency room for a non-life threatening injury. Officers and Detectives processed the scene and after a couple days of gathering information and working all leads, an arrest has been made.
Craig Daily Press

Moffat County baseball falls to Colorado Academy in playoff opener

With a goal of avenging a postseason loss from last year, the Moffat County baseball team made the drive down south this past weekend to start the Class 3A playoffs, but despite their best efforts, the Bulldogs saw history repeat itself. MCHS fell 11-4 to Denver’s Colorado Academy Saturday in...

Adams State recognizes outstanding graduates

Adams State University provides students the opportunity to develop the skills necessary to realize their full potential and enter their career path with confidence. The following students were recognized by their major departments for being outstanding as they complete their degrees this spring. Bachelor of Science in Cellular and Molecular...

President shares warm perspective

Congratulations to our newest graduates who received their degrees on May 14 in Plachy Hall, our first full in-person commencement since the world was upended by Covid. Our undergraduate commencement speaker, Dr. Angie Paccione, executive director of the Colorado Department of Higher Education, spoke about realizing potential. Dr. Paccione, the daughter of an unwed teenager in the Bronx, NY, found an avenue for success through education and playing basketball; she received many accolades for both (including a scholarship to Stanford) despite the perceived lack of resources. Our students, too, have overcome adversity, especially in the face of the pandemic and should be applauded for their tenacity.
Alamosa Valley Courier

Polis in Alamosa to sign major water bills into law

ALAMOSA– Two significant bills directly addressing Colorado’s water issues—both sponsored by State Senator Cleave Simpson (R)—were signed into law by Governor Jared Polis (D) on Monday in a ceremony at the Rio Grande Water Conservation District (RGWCD) in Alamosa. As has been reported, SB22-028, the “Groundwater...
Aspen Daily News

Aspen freshman bests field in Alamosa as Skiers finish third at regionals

Aspen freshman Lenna Persson was starting to feel the second and third places adding up. She had secured a first place in the season — in a junior varsity tournament. Other than that, it was a line of seconds and thirds — with an outlying fifth — against 4A and 5A competition. But entering 3A regionals on Tuesday, she was ready for a change.
Alamosa Valley Courier

Three SLV girls golfers qualify for state tournament

ALAMOSA – A total of nine high school girls golf teams converged on Cattails Golf Course for the Class 3A Region 4 Tournament on Tuesday with the hopes of qualifying for next week’s state tournament. Three golfers from the San Luis Valley were successful as Alamosa’s Morgan Ortega...

Youth Walking Tours begin June 3

ALAMOSA — Caminos del Valle is a signature project of the Sangre de Cristo National Heritage Area (SdCNHA). This project recruited and trained four youth between the ages of 16-18 representing Alamosa, Conejos, and Costilla counties. They were trained in group leadership roles in neighborhoods and public lands, cultural...