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.
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...
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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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...
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...
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...
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...
This month we’ll discuss walls (briefly), doors, windows and ventilation.
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...
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,...
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...
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...
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...
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...