Councilors meet to discuss new police chief qualities
Alamosa City Council members will sound off on the qualities they want to see in Alamosa’s next police chief when they meet Wednesday evening. The city council meeting follows three consecutive closed-door sessions that had city council members hearing from city of Alamosa leadership on the managerial style of City Manager Heather Sanchez.
MONDAY BRIEFING | December 4
The first of the week is long with sunshine and low winds. Watch for temperatures to drop and the winds to pick up by the end of week and into the weekend. The foothills surrounding the San Luis Valley have been receiving good snow, just nothing on the Valley floor. Wolf Creek is at 55 inches, including 16 inches of snow in the past 72 hours which had Aunt Jo in Durango shoveling snow all weekend long. Here’s more for the first week of December:
san luis, CO Residents: Your Future Puppies Best Friend Awaits!
Considering pet adoption? Or perhaps you just enjoy all things cute and cuddly? Numerous charming pets are ready for a loving home at animal shelters situated in and near san luis.
City council takes first steps to fill vacant seat
ALAMOSA — Initial steps are being taken this week to fill the vacancy on the Alamosa City Council that is the result of Councilor Kristina Daniel and Councilor and Mayor Pro Tem Charlie Griego stepping down from office and Councilor Michael Carson being elected to take Daniel’s place as councilor-at-large.
The town of San Luis has received nearly $2 million in revitalization grants since 2019. Will a tourism economy take hold?
SAN LUIS – The 15 nearly life-size bronze sculptures depicting Jesus’ death glint in thin air on the path winding up a mellow hill to a Spanish Moorish style adobe chapel overlooking the Sangré de Cristo Mountains. Behind it lies an exhibit honoring Mexican priests martyred in a religious battle in the late 1920s. From the front door of the church, La Vega — a 633-acre commons area where the ranchers of San Luis, 18 miles from the New Mexico border keep their animals — is visible.
All-League volleyball teams announced
ALAMOSA – The All-League volleyball teams for all classifications were announced following the conclusion of the state tournaments in November. The All-Intermountain League features nine local players. Centauri had five selections. Kailyn Polzin, Jaelyn Jackson and Camryn Wilfong were first team players, and Hannah Curtis and Saige Hostetter were...
Environmental justice and Xcel plans for new fossil fuel power plants
Xcel Energy says its latest proposal before the Public Utilities Commission will help Colorado reach it's clean energy goals - by adding more wind and solar power, more energy storage, and a new biomass facility. But critics are crying foul over plans to construct three new gas-fired power plants, one...
Alamosa County Commissioners to discuss bank building donation
ALAMOSA — On Wednesday, the Alamosa County Board of County Commissioners will hold a regular meeting at 8:30 a.m. On the agenda is an item to consider the contract between the county and Alamosa State Bank regarding the donation of the bank building located at 601 Main St. in Alamosa to the county. As previously reported in the Valley Courier, the building will be used for the offices of the District Attorney. According to the contract that will be discussed at the commissioners meeting, the value of the donation is $1.3 million.
Pediatric Readiness Training makes a difference at SLV Health
ALAMOSA — Specialized training such as pediatric care can make a difference for critically ill children and babies in rural hospitals like the SLV Health Regional Medical Center in Alamosa and Conejos County Hospital in La Jara. "This training potentially can save lives," commented Justin Fricke, Director of Specialty...
Saturday, December 2nd Weather
Snow is expected over the mountains this weekend and will increase in intensity through Sunday. Snow and blowing snow will make travel difficult, especially over mountain passes as winds could gust up to 35 mph at times. The mountains could see an additional 3 to 6 inches, with 1 to...
Upcoming Pile Burns in San Luis Valley: What Local Residents Need to Know
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) plans to carry out pile burns at two sites in San Luis Valley, Colorado this winter. The schedule depends on weather and fuel moisture conditions. Pile burns are conducted each winter to manage forest health and reduce wildfire risk. This involves removing dead wood and other flammable materials from forests.
New colors adorn local locomotives
ALAMOSA — The Colorado Pacific Rio Grande Railroad has recently repainted 10 locomotives that now adorn the engines with a motif that includes the company logo which includes a graphic comprised of mountains, water, and farmland that includes grains. According to Matt Prince with the railroad, it has purchased...
Alamosa Celebrates the holidays with lights
ALAMOSA— About 150 people attended the Celebration of Lights celebration in Alamosa on Friday, where Mayor Ty Coleman was assisted by enthusiastic children who helped in turning the holiday lights on at City Hall and the Christmas Tree. Coleman was joined by Council Member Dawn Krebs, Dalton Carelo with...
Colorado High School Boys Basketball Schedule, Live Streams in Costilla County Today - December 1
Costilla County, Colorado has high school basketball matchups on the calendar today, and information on how to stream them is available in this article. Follow high school basketball this season on the NFHS Network! Keep tabs on your family or alma mater and tune in!. Costilla County, Colorado High School...
The Interesting History of Colorado’s Oldest Town
Ever since being established as a territory back in 1861, Colorado has become somewhat of a destination for people all across the country. Whether they were looking for gold or trying to get in on the burgeoning tech scene, Colorado has seemingly always had a rush of people looking to get in on the action.
DA’s office to take over Alamosa State Bank downtown building
Alamosa State Bank is turning over its Main Street downtown building to Alamosa County and the 12th Judicial District Attorney’s Office in a boost to revitalization efforts and maintaining a healthy downtown employee workforce. The agreement shifts ownership of the 13,000-square-foot building to Alamosa County for use by the...
Friday, December 1st Weather
Snow continues over the mountains through the weekend. Snow will increase in intensity tomorrow and Sunday. Up to 15 inches of new snow will be possible along the Divide this weekend. Salida and Buena Vista will see a high of 41. A low of 15. The San Luis Valley can...
City hosting retirement celebration for Councilor Griego
ALAMOSA — On Wednesday, Dec. 6, the City of Alamosa is hosting a retirement celebration for Councilor Charles (Charlie) Griego. After spending 40 years representing his constituency in Ward 3 as a member of the city council, plus his membership on several different boards, Griego is stepping down from the council to focus on his family.
Colorado’s Top 10 Most Dangerous Cities
In Colorado, where the mountains and outdoor fun attract more people, there’s a not-so-great news. More folks moved in, reaching 5.8 million in 2022, but it brought a rise in crime. Car thefts shot up by 13.6%, making Colorado number one in the country for that. Also, when it comes to property crimes, we’re second in the nation. So, while the state’s beauty is a big draw, there’s a need to keep an eye on keeping it safe as the population keeps growing.
Savor the Flavor: Top 3 Must-Try Cafes in Alamosa
This article presents an exploration of three unique cafes located in Alamosa. Have you had the chance to visit any of these yet? If you have, we'd love to hear your thoughts in the comments section below!