Paint party helps Food Bank get ready for opening

By Eden Elderberry The Food Bank painting party on Saturday, Oct. 21 brought in 11 volunteers to repair and paint the walls of its new location on County Road T. The new space—adjacent to the Baca Grande Library—will serve as the Crestone Food Bank. A few more improvements are needed before it can open.  Volunteer Joe Eskew, who led the party, plans on finishing the job by the end of the month or sooner. After the...

Firewood projects bring warmth to the community

By Eden Elderberry The Firewood Project, led by Donovan Spitzman, continues to expand and provide firewood for residents each year. This year, thanks to the partnership of the Crestone Energy Exchange and Neighbors helping Neighbors, the project held its fourth annual Firewood Fiesta.  The Firewood Fiesta is an event open to the community, providing chainsaw education, a potluck, and a chance to give back to the community. After Spitzman learned that Neighbors Helping Neighbors was spending...

Town Dark Skies welcome sign not welcomed at special meeting

By Anya Kaats Crestone conducted a special meeting on short notice to approve a new “Welcome to Crestone” sign that would feature Crestone’s designation as an International Dark Sky community.  Crestone Board of Trustees, on Thursday Oct. 19, posted the notice of a special meeting for the following Monday, Oct. 23. The meeting included a discussion concerning a proposed Welcome to Crestone sign that would feature Crestone’s designation as an International Dark Sky community.  According to Mayor...

Saving the greenbelts: fire or fire mitigation?

By Daniel S. Johnson, Saguache County Firewise Program. Do we save the greenbelts from fire or from fire mitigation? Firstly, I want to state that I am not working on the Baca Fire Department’s greenbelt or common lands mitigation, nor am I a spokesperson for them. My Firewise Program focuses on private lands to reduce wildfire threats to homes. But fighting wildfires has been my career for 49 years and I still do, so...
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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 visits she took to her father’s home country of Mexico. There she saw street vendors selling freshly made tortillas; these memories left a deep impression on her.  When Lisa was older, she wondered if offering tortillas made fresh every day might be something she could do for a living, something that would benefit her community. In...

Spotlight on Business: Fox Den Studio: Where art comes alive and community thrives

By: Amber Travis-Ballinas & Jennifer Eytcheson A hidden gem of creativity and craftsmanship has emerged in our little town. Fox...

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...



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Saguache County Land Development Code

The Saguache County Planning Commission will hold a Public Hearing at the Saguache County Road and Bridge meeting Room located at 305 – 3rd Street, Saguache, Colorado, on the following date:  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 7,...

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Saguache County Landfill Notice re: waste oil for heating

The Saguache County Landfill is looking to partner with local farmers and/or businesses currently using Waste Oil Furnaces to warm up your indoor spaces. With a surplus of waste oil on hand, the...

Saguache County Free Dump Day

Saturday Nov. 18th, 2023, 8am - 3pm Not Accepted: • Freon • Hazardous Materials • Hot /Smoldering trash • No Electronics • No paint cans (Wet or Dry) Accepted: • Recyclables • Trash • Yard Waste • Tires (up to 6 per load) For Saguache...

Restoring the “kidneys” of the SLV: Biologists call for sustainable solutions to wetland decline

By Zaylah Pearson-Good. Photography by Cary Aloia. Scattered throughout...

The ecological role of the mosquito — They do more than just suck

By Zaylah Pearson-Good Fear strikes as an incessant, nasally buzz...

Mother Tree Festival: Remembering our Roots

By: Chantelle Pence We can’t choose our relatives, but we...