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City of Monte Vista receives Colorado Tree Coalition grant

MONTE VISTA — The City of Monte Vista has received a $1,495 grant from the Colorado Tree Coalition (CTC) for the 2022 CTC Monte Vista Tree Enhancement Project. The City of Monte Vista is located in the San Luis Valley. With a population of approximately 4,400, it is the second-largest community in the San Luis Valley and the economic center for Rio Grande County.
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John W. Stenger appointed to the Rio Grande County Court

Colorado Governor Jared Polis has appointed John W. Stenger to the Rio Grande County Court in the 12th Judicial District. The vacancy was created by the resignation of the Honorable Barbara A. Zollars and is effective June 1, 2022. Stenger is a Solo Practitioner at John Stenger LLC, a position...
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Colorado State Forest Service gives presentation on coming fire season

RIO GRANDE COUNTY — Rio Grande County Commissioners listened to a presentation by Colorado State Forest Service Supervisory Forester Adam Moore about the current conditions of the state-managed forest during their meeting on April 27. Moore was accompanied by Forester Sam Scavo who spoke briefly to the board about...
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Fire danger continues to be a concern for Southern Colorado

SAN LUIS VALLEY — In light of recent events, the concern for the fire season and current fire danger continues to be a hot topic among local and state emergency agencies. After the fire that spread quickly along the north side of Monte Vista on Wednesday, April 20, local and state agencies took to the newswires and social media to warn people throughout Colorado about current conditions and their concern for wildfires.
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RGC Sheriff's Office seeks grant for victim advocate program

RIO GRANDE COUNTY — Rio Grande County Sheriff Don McDonald and Rio Grande County Victim Advocate Courtney Arthur met with Rio Grande County Commissioners on April 20 during their weekly meeting to announce their intent to apply for a grant that would help fund the entire victim advocate program for the Rio Grande County Sheriff’s Department.
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Monte Vista Fire Investigation Update

Investigators with the Monte Vista Police Department, Colorado Bureau of Investigation (CBI), Division of Fire Prevention and Control (DFPC) and an investigator with the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) who specializes in wildland fire investigations,continue to process evidence and conduct interviews related to the Monte Vista Fire, which was reported around 12:15PM on April 20.
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Monte Vista community faces aftermath of a fire that destroyed multiple structures

MONTE VISTA, Colo. (KRDO) -- The majority of Monte Vista residents who were forced to evacuate were allowed to return home after a fire ripped through their community. Wednesday Just after 9 p.m. Wednesday, Monte Vista Police Department said fire officials were comfortable allowing residents to return home. Still, police say a perimeter around the The post Monte Vista community faces aftermath of a fire that destroyed multiple structures appeared first on KRDO.
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Numerous homes destroyed in Monte Vista blaze

MONTE VISTA — A large wind-driven fire erupted around noon on Wednesday, April 20 on the north side of Monte Vista, burning more than 10 homes. That total could increase as officials work on the incident. Emergency response crews from Monte Vista Police Department, Monte Vista EMS, Monte Vista...
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MV Fire Update: Most evacuated residents allowed to return to homes

MONTE VISTA — Most residents who were evacuated due to the Monte Vista fire were allowed to return to their homes late last night, the Monte Vista Police Department reported Thursday morning, April 21. Fire personnel conducted a thorough evaluation of the undamaged structures in the evacuation area and...
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