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Alamosa Valley Courier

Fire destroys modular home

Alamosa firefighters were on scene of a structure fire about two hours Thursday night just south of town. The call came in at 7:21 p.m. to 9451 South Highway 285, according to AFD Lieutenant Zach Cerny, incident commander. The unoccupied home was declared a total loss the cause of the fire is still under investigation. Cerny said 21 firefighters with five engines were involved in the blaze, with assistance from one unit from the LaJara Fire Department. No injuries were reported.
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Alamosa Valley Courier

Alamosa gears up for Independence Day weekend

ALAMOSA— Even though there will not be an Alamosa Fireworks show this year, there is still plenty on the agenda for Alamosans looking to get out and celebrate America declaring their Independence. On Saturday, July 2nd, the Young Professionals of Alamosa (YPA) will host Block Party for America (BPA)...
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High school students earn college credits during Adams State Summer Academy

Alamosa High School student Jaymi Gile hasn’t narrowed her choice of major or college yet, but begins her junior year at Alamosa High School a step ahead in that direction after taking two courses through the Adams State University Summer Academy. Twenty-two concurrent enrollment students, from the San Luis...
Rio Grande Sun

First Train of the Season Departs Chama

With a cloud of hissing steam and the unmistakable peals of the whistle, the first train of the year crept out of the Chama Depot at 10 a.m. this morning, marking the start of another season for the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad. The 1880s steam locomotive, number 489, carried...
Alamosa Valley Courier

Alamosa county commissioners meet physical therapist

ALAMOSA— Alamosa County Board of Commissioners (BOCC) had the pleasure of meeting Physical Therapist Greg Hensley at its’ recent BOCC meeting, where he talked briefly about his work. Greg has been employed as a full time Physical Therapist (PT) since May at SLV Home Health, the licensed home health agency which is part of Alamosa County Public Health Department.
Alamosa Valley Courier

Five SLV baseball players named All-State by CHSAA

ALAMOSA – The Colorado High School Activities Association announced its All-State baseball teams on June 21 with five athletes from the San Luis Valley being honored. All five players were honorable mention selections. Alamosa had three All-State selections in Class 3A. The Mean Moose who made All-State include junior...

Gomez-Romero realizes dream come true

As an Adams State University undergraduate student Kaylee Gomez-Romero generated sparks of positive energy in Board of Trustee meetings, Cultural Awareness and Student Achievement (CASA) Center events, and basically any interaction with faculty, staff, and fellow students. She recently accepted the position as project director for the Adams State College...

Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad will start running July 1

CHAMA, N.M. (KRQE)- The Cumbres and Toltec Scenic Railroad will start running again July 1. The train yards will open its season at 8 a.m. with trains leaving Chama and Antonito, Colorado at 10 a.m. The season was set to begin on June 11 but dry conditions pushed it back. USA Today named the Cumbres and Toltec […]
Alamosa Valley Courier

Chicos and Capulin

ALAMOSA— The newest portion of downtown art in Alamosa was unveiled on Wednesday. David Montgomery, Sally Lopez of Papers of Distinction and the City of Alamosa came together to add the mural “Chicos and Capulin” to Centennial Park south of Papers of Distinction on State Street. The mural was funded with a $11,400 Colorado Creative Corps American Rescue Plan Grant. The Colorado Creative Corps ARP Grant provides funds to individual artists for specific, definable projects that connect artists and organizations to local initiatives.
Alamosa Valley Courier

Tackling the housing crisis in Alamosa

ALAMOSA – The housing shortage in Alamosa is like the proverbial rock dropped in the middle of a pond. It makes its own initial splash but, almost immediately, ripples emanate in all directions. The bigger the rock, the bigger the ripples and the further they go. While some in...
The Gazette

Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad opening to 2022 season passengers

The Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad will welcome the first guests of its 2022 season Friday after postponing its original opening day due to exceptionally dry conditions, the railroad announced. The original opening day was scheduled for June 11. "The decision was made out of an abundance of caution and...
Monte Vista Journal

Independence never felt so good

As I write this column each week, Ol’ Dutch tries to look down at the week or weeks ahead to what is happening hoping to find some inspiration to add to my normal great wisdom. And this week is no different as one of my favorite holidays that brings...

SOS announces petitions to recall Payne are ‘sufficient’

In a “Statement of Sufficiency” sent out from the office of the Colorado Secretary of State (SOS) on Thursday, June 23, it was announced that the Colorado Secretary of State has found the petition to recall District Attorney Alonzo Payne to be “sufficient,” meeting those requirements as determined by state statute.

Cumbres and Toltec Railroad rolling on tracks

ANTONITO — With bells clanging, whistles blowing, and clouds of steam billowing, the Cumbres and Toltec Scenic Railroad (C&TSRR) launched its 2022 season on Friday, July 1, from Antonito and Chama, N.M. Originally scheduled to open on June 11, the railroad postponed its opening due to extremely dry conditions....