National Wildlife Refuge Elk Hunting Permits

The drawing for the regular season is complete and the hunter lists have been created. If you did not apply for drawing, there is still a chance that you could hunt on a refuge. Please call the Monte Vista office at 719-587-6900 to be added to the refuge list. Higel SWA and Subunits Permits Thank you for your interest in applying for access permits to Higel SWA (Higel SWA, Higel Lease Area, Hale North and Hale...

Sunflower’s column now available for online subscription

By The Crestone Eagle staff. Thousands from around the world have been enjoying Out & About with Lori Sunflower in The Crestone Eagle for the last eight years and now this treasured collection of Crestone residents has been an online version of this column with the introduction of Each month, Lori Nagel (Sunflower) interviews 6-12 people about a specific topic. She asks thought-provoking questions that have inspired so many, making her column such a...

Nourishing the Valley: The SLV’s food system

By Ameille Warner. For over 10,000 years, the people of the San Luis Valley (SLV) have been sustained by the bounties of this land — hunting, foraging, and cultivating all they needed thanks to the fertile soil and abundant water. Agriculture in the Valley continues to play a vital role in Colorado’s economy, ranging from the mighty SLV potato to diverse crops and livestock, contributing nearly $490 million and standing as the region’s largest private...

Mobile dental care coming to Crestone-Baca

Mobile dental care is coming to the Crestone area. Dental Hygienist,  Staci R. Coberly, RDH, and Peak to Peak Dental Hygiene, PC, a mobile Dental Hygiene clinic will begin serving the Crestone area soon. Coberly has lived in Salida for four years and opened her independent practice in September,  2023. She has more than 20 years of dental hygiene clinical experience. Peak to Peak is a mobile unit, fashioned from a converted ambulance, providing a comfortable...
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“The Merc” moves to Matt, previous owners eye plan for Bob’s 

New makeover at the Mercantile By Lori Nagel. On May 14, 2010, Crestone Mercantile Grocery (aka “the Merc”) opened its doors for business to meet the needs of this growing community. For nearly 14 years the Merc has been serving the Crestone community with top-quality meats and produce, often local, along with a full selection of both conventional and organic groceries.  The Merc and the hardware store across the street have been owned and operated by Elaine...

A family taste of heritage in Center

By Ameille Warner Although Lisa Palma was born and raised in Center, Colorado, her childhood was greatly shaped by the...

Sacred Wyld: Pioneering a modern-day sacred harvest

By Anya Kaats. For twenty years, Wes Atkinson owned and operated a successful hunting outfitter business, but in 2012, after a life-altering psychedelic experience, he sold his company and walked...


Request For Proposal (RFP) Hangar and Rubbish Removal

Saguache County is looking for a person or contractor for the removal ofand disposal of old and damaged hangars at Leach Airport, located east of theTown of Center. There may also be assorted...

Crestone Sanctuary available March 5

Sunny, new, private, peaceful 1150 sf 1BD/1BA, big views high in 1st Chalet. Fully furnished, W/D, excellent wifi.Spacious bedroom/office faces east for morning sun. Open living/kitchen area faces west. Wrap-around deck. NS/NP. 2-4...


2 BR/2BA/Garage, Remodeled home in the Grants.  Beautifully Furnished - 360 Views. Adjustable Queen Bed, a Cook’s Dream Kitchen, Both Baths w/HUGE windows.  Pet Friendly.  505-728-0244


BACA GRANDE WATER AND SANITATION DISTRICT SAGUACHE COUNTY, COLORADO WATER LOSS PREVENTION PROJECT General Notice. The Baca Grande Water and Sanitation District (Owner) is requesting Bids for the construction of the following Project: Water Loss...

Rio Grande Water Conservation District Appointment

The Saguache County Board of Commissioners is again accepting letters of interest for appointment to the Rio Grande Water Conservation District Board from an individual who would like to serve as the Saguache...

Sacred Wyld: Pioneering a modern-day sacred harvest

By Anya Kaats. For twenty years, Wes Atkinson owned and...

RiGHT: A land trust for the San Luis Valley

By Anya Kaats. When Susan Pierce-Platais moved to the San...

Saving the greenbelts: fire or fire mitigation?

By Daniel S. Johnson, Saguache County Firewise Program. Do...