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Area 420 is shaping more than just the cannabis industry in Moffat

By Kim Black Scattered along Highway 17 are greenhouses dedicated to the cultivation of marijuana, an industry that seemed to explode overnight after legalization of recreational use in 2012. The influx of cannabis growers to the San Luis Valley (SLV) has brought notable changes to our economy, population, landscape, and trajectory. The town of Moffat has seen these changes perhaps more than most with the arrival of one of the largest commercial cannabis farms in the state, Area 420. Spanning...

A stage is born: A permanent stage coming to Crestone Town Park

By Nick Nevares “All the world is a stage,” and we are getting a permanent one in Crestone! The funds needed to begin construction on the new Crestone Town Stage ($10,000) have been raised—a huge thank you to the initial donors. Thank you to the Town of Crestone for agreeing to the stage build. It will be located where the temporary July 4 stage was last year, on the east edge of Crestone Town Park...

Emma’s restaurant: A grandmother’s legacy from San Luis to Alamosa

By Chantelle Pence Emma’s Food of the Southwest sprang up along Main Street in Alamosa in 2017, but the restaurant’s roots run deep and can be traced back to one of the first families to settle in the San Luis Valley. The original Emma—Emma Espinoza—began serving burgers and red chili as a side business to the El Patio Inn, a historic bar in San Luis, sometime around 1954. She stayed consistent with her recipes, and eventually...
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Revisiting the Papoose Fire: Destruction to new life

The burned mountainside looked like the back of a hedgehog; the dead, limbless trees now golden spikes, their once charcoal coats blasted away by blowing snow crystals. Emerald green grass and sedges covered the ground with optimism. Nine years earlier was it laid bare...

Challenger and Kit Carson in the same day

On September 17, Sasha Petrovick of Moffat summited both Challenger Peak and Kit Carson Peak. The local mountains over fourteen thousand feet elevation are...

Long runs, no lines, fresh powder … What’s not to like about Wolf Creek?

Just a 1.5-hour drive from Crestone, Wolf Creek Ski Resort is the perfect day trip for some fun in the snow. You won’t find...

An open letter from the directors of the Baca Grande Property Owners Association to all members

The following statement was sent to The Eagle from the Baca Grande Property Owners Association regarding the proposed Town of Baca Grande. Dear BGPOA Members: We, your board of directors, have been conversing with many...

Opinion: Baca Grande should become a town

Nothing in the Baca Grande will ever change, except growth without infrastructure to support it, unless the Baca Grande becomes a town. What is the process of incorporation? The Colorado Revised Statutes governing incorporation is...

Designing the Dream: Up on the roof

Let’s talk about roofs. You want your roof to be as efficient as possible in conducting water away from the house. Wood can stand to getwet, and dry off again, but it can’t get wet and stay wet without awakening dormant bacteria, mold, fungus...

Designing the Dream: Walls, Windows & Ventilation

This month we’ll discuss walls (briefly), doors, windows and ventilation. Walls People rave about the insulating qualities of strawbale walls.  Well, yes, tight walls are nice, but, since hot air rises, where you really need insulation is in the roof.  Also, keep in mind that although...

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Long runs, no lines, fresh powder … What’s not to like about Wolf Creek?

Just a 1.5-hour drive from Crestone, Wolf Creek Ski Resort is the perfect day trip for some fun in the snow. You won’t find the locally-owned area on any of the so called ‘super passes,’ and therein lies the charm. It’s not hard to see why the downhill area boasts that it has “the most snow in Colorado;” even this early in the season, when snow coverage is thin in many places, there are pockets of champagne powder hiding in the trees and over 90% of their terrain is already open. Lift tickets will cost you a fraction of what they would elsewhere in Colorado, with a regular season day pass coming in at $85 dollars for an adult. The remote location and lack of access to other resources has kept the resort from becoming a destination. The closest lodging is nearly 20 miles away in either direction, and a multi-day trip would require climbing the pass each morning and evening,...

NOTICE OF 2023 Commissioner Redistricting

A public hearing will be held on June 6, 2023, for redistricting commissioner district boundaries, pursuant to CRS 30-10-306(1): “In no event shall there be more than five percent deviation between the most populous and...

HELP WANTED Full-time Office Clerk

Come join THE- AWE-SOME-ONES-! Experienced individual needed for general office duties. Required skills include: Computer experience in Excel, Word and other electronic devices; Working with the public; Other duties as assigned; Ability to...

Forest Reserve Title III Proposed Project

The Saguache County Board of Commissioners is soliciting public proposals to spend Forest Service Title III funds for any projects that will be used for projects that adjoin US Federal Property for Fire...

Home for rent June 1

Top 2 floors of a 3 story home. 1550 sq ft, 3 br, 2 ba. Chalet 1. approx $1900/mo incl utilities. 1 yr lease.  Contact 719-256-5616.


The Baca Grande Water and Sanitation District intends to file an application for federal financial assistance with the U. S. Department of Agriculture, Rural Development, Rural Utilities Service.  The proposed project includes complete...

Who We Are: Trevor Hollyer—Working hard for a positive future

Growing up as a city kid in a working class neighborhood of Worcester, Mass.,Trevor Hollyer didn’t envision going to college. He’d been hustling to...

Who We Are: Kizzen Laki

If Kizzen Laki had any interest in journalism as a teen, her South Side Chicago high school journalism teacher extinguished it. He was also...

Who We Are: Chelsea Braden

At 18, Chelsea Braden moved to Mexico to help open a restaurant with the Mexican sushi chef she’d been working with at a Fort...