Taking STEPs to meet growing calls for Search & Rescue in San Luis Valley

The Sangre de Cristo Mountains attract hikers, climbers and mountaineers from all over the world. Crestone Peak, the Crestone Needle, Kit Carson Peak, and Mount Blanca in particular attract some of the boldest adventurers. As more people venture into the backcountry, search and rescue (SAR) teams supporting climbers essential to mitigating risk and saving lives. Colorado Search and Rescue Association (CSAR) includes 50 volunteer SAR teams around the state. Some teams partner with helicopter agencies...

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 of you and continue to hear your thoughts regarding the pending petition to form a town , which has been filed in the Saguache County District Court. Some of you have asked us for clarification on details, some have already done your...
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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...

Colorado Parks and Wildlife seeks sharpshooters to cull elk in Great Sand Dunes National Park and on wildlife refuges

Colorado Parks and Wildlife is in search of qualified volunteers to assist with the second year of an elk dispersal project in Great Sand Dunes National Park and National Wildlife Refuges...

San Luis Valley feels impact of downturn in marijuana industry

Marijuana sales in Colorado have been declining this year, and sales of THC products in the San Luis Valley are no exception. During the first eight months of this year, Saguache County experienced a 19% drop in retail marijuana sales tax collected—$377,150 compared with $465,342...

Megafires—bigger & more frequent; what can you do?

  What is a megafire? A megafire burns 100,000 acres or more. In 2008, there were an average of two 100,000-acre fires per year in...

The Crestone Eagle prepares to enter a new era

Thirty-three years and counting. What began as a simple newsletter for property owners in the Baca grew into one of the most widely read...
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Will the Baca Grande subdivision become the Town of Baca Grande?

A group of local citizens filed a petition with the District Court on August 8 for the incorporation of the Town of Baca Grande, the boundaries of which would be the same as...

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 popular with climbers from across the globe. Petrovick began...

Our water, climate & stream flow

Within the past 25 years climate in the northern San Luis Valley has changed significantly. As shown by data herein, rising temperatures and falling precipitation are impacting our snowpack, rainfall, stream flow; and indirectly, groundwater levels, vegetation, and fire danger. This article looks at long-term trends in the above parameters, and what we can expect in the future; warmer, drier, and windier conditions. Temperature’s a risin’ Since 1900 Colorado average temperature has risen 2.5°F, with 2/3 of the rise occurring since 1975. In the SLV mean annual temperature rose 2°F since 1913 (Fig. 1). Roughly 2/3 of this rise occurred rapidly since 1985. Warmer Colorado temperatures mean more evaporation from water...

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...

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Liza Marron wins election as Saguache County Commissioner

Democrat Liza Marron has been elected as Saguache County Commissioner, defeating Republican challenger Jeff Phillips. According to unofficial results...
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A large bedroom on main floor with its own entrance, full bath, $700. Shared kitchen also on main floor and is partially unfurnished. Home is on peaceful, wooded land. Utilities included in rent. Prefer...

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At the End of the Road: Gratitude & Grace

What blessing brings you to the end of the road? Perhaps you have met the community of friends that...

Challenger and Kit Carson in the same day

On September 17, Sasha Petrovick of Moffat summited both...

Best Energy Fair yet happening August 27 & 28

The annual Crestone Energy Fair will be held in...

Megafires—bigger & more frequent; what can you do?

  What is a megafire? A megafire burns 100,000 acres...
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