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Baca Grande committee plans appeal

Residents in favor of incorporating the Town of Baca Grande are planning to file a second petition after Judge Crista L. Newmyer-Olsen dismissed the first petition, citing four basic areas where the petitioners failed to fulfill the necessary legal requirements of forming a town. The Baca Grande Property Association (BGPOA) had requested the motion to dismiss. Supporters of the petition are addressing these issues as they prepare to file a second time. One issue is the requirement that the owner...

Saguache County Election information

A coordinated election is one that the County Clerk and Recorder conducts on behalf of two or more political subdivisions that are hosting an election on the same day in November. Specifically, for a coordinated election to take place, theelection must: Have more than one political subdivision holding an election (state, county, municipality, school District, or special district); Take place on the same day in November; and The eligible voters either are the same for each election...

The Crane Festival returns to Monte Vista for 40th year

While the Cranes continued visiting the San Luis Valley in the last few years the COVID-19 pandemic forced the formal festival online. The Monte Vista Crane Festival is returning to in-person events for 2023—just in time for the 40th anniversary celebration this March. The COVID-19 pandemic forced the The Festival to hold online events throughout the pandemic. The Festival runs March 10- 12 this year. With a newly remodeled and expanded Ski-Hi Complex serving as the primary...
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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,...

Business/office space

Downtown Crestone. 100 ft.² available, shared with wood stove showroom and weekly farm shares. 259 S. Cottonwood St. Price negotiable. Contact Heather D’Alessio (719)256-4768 or email shangrilahcolorado@gmail.com.

Spring Cleaning Sale

Sunday April 23rd, 1501 Wagon Wheel Road (Turn right from Badger Rd.) 10am - 4pm. Weather permitting. Furniture, Housewares, Interesting Books, Tools and lots more. 719-588-5014

Strawbale home for rent

3br/2br. Private, quiet. No smoking. 1st, last, security, references. $2200, lease. 805-451-5153


CRESTONE SENIOR MEAL SITE - Area Agency on Aging (South-Central Colorado Seniors, Inc.) is in need of a PART-TIME MEAL SERVER in the community of Crestone. Work time will be shared with another...


The Town of Crestone wants to let dog owners know of a change in enforcement re: loose dogs. This change is because dogs have been running loose, harassing other dogs, and out all...

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...