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Suzanne Morphew’s remains found during unrelated search in Saguache County

The 49-year-old Chaffee County resident went missing on Mother’s Day in 2020 <br>This developing story is by Olivia Prentzel, for The Colorado Sun <br>Human remains discovered this month in Saguache County were identified Wednesday as Suzanne Morphew, a Chaffee County woman who went missing in May 2020, according to the Colorado Bureau of Investigation. Investigators found Morphew’s remains Friday while searching near the town of Moffat during an investigation unrelated to her disappearance, the CBI said.  The agency said it would not release the exact location where the remains were found or provide additional details on the state of the remains.  No...

Adams State ensures free business resource stays in the Valley

ALAMOSA, CO. (September 8, 2023) – When the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) in Alamosa recently lost its organizational sponsor, Adams State University offered itself as a replacement, ensuring that a key initiative designed to support small businesses remains in the San Luis Valley.  The Small Business Development Center program (SBDC) is an initiative of the Small Business Administration. SBDCs provide counseling and training to small businesses, with the purpose of supporting business start-ups and...

Town budget audit now due by end of month

By Matt Lit, managing editorPhoto Matt LitSeptember 11 has come and gone and the promise of an audit presentation by the town’s certified public accountant did not occur. While there was a discussion with the CPA, it happened much later in the meeting and revolved around the topic of creating an audit for the 2022 budget—not a completed audit.That goal—still unrealized as yet—would provide the town with a solid set of numbers upon which...

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Sunrise brings with it vibrant sun rays stretching out into the Valley in August. Photo by Mike Lewinski

From our current editions

Town budget to be addressed by auditor in September

Caption: Variations of proposed and the actual budget that was filed with the State. Added are by the editor to clarify dated versions. photo by Matt LitBy Matt Lit, managing editor Residents of Crestone are awaiting a promised amended 2023 budget from the Town board.  An auditor’s report is expected to be presented at the Town’s...

Colorado Potato Salad: Colorado Proud Recipe of the Month for September 

Broomfield, Colo. — Colorado is good at growing potatoes, whether it’s in the San Luis Valley, Eastern Plains, or even on the Front Range! Perhaps the most well known potatoes come from the San Luis Valley, which is home to many potato farming families who grow more than 70 varieties of potatoes. With plenty of...

This September Marks the 30th Annual Fall Festival & Quilt Show in Saguache

As the leaves begin to change color and the mornings greet us with cooler temperatures, we are reminded of the annual event which occurs on the 3rd Saturday in September. That would be the Fall Festival & Quilt Show held in Saguache, Colorado.  Originally entitled Handmade in Saguache Festival, it was meant to celebrate the...

Town stage nears completion

By Nick Nevares It has been an amazing summer with so many positive things going on, so I wanted to update everyone regarding the stage.  While we had a few hiccups along the way, we are continuing to move forward with the next round of building on the stage. So here is where we are at: Our...

SLVREC adjusts easements language after pushback from resident

By Amelia Stern Earlier this summer, San Luis Valley Rural Electric Cooperative (SLVREC) installed underground power lines that deviated from their road right-of-way and onto private property, affecting seven households along a 15-mile stretch of Wagon Wheel Road in the Baca.  One resident—choosing to stay anonymous—has been fighting against the company’s new right-of-way easement, which would...

Crash causes fire, disrupts power throughout area

By Nancy Telos with Matt Lit A single-vehicle accident on August 24 knocked out power to Crestone, Casita Park and Baca areas for hours.  The car was heading west on T Road and failed to make the first westbound left curve. It left the road, hitting a power pole bursting into flames which completely consumed it.  T...

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

By Zaylah Pearson-GoodPhotography by Cary Aloia  Scattered throughout vast agricultural fields, shrublands, grasslands, and meadows, are some of the San Luis Valley’s (SLV) most vulnerable and vital ecosystems. Wetlands, the transition ecosystems between upland and aquatic areas, filter pollutants and sediments from water and soils, acting like the kidneys of our planet.  These soggy, vibrant ecosystems also protect against major flooding events by absorbing excess water, slowing its velocity, storing it, and slowly releasing it back to the land.  Wetlands make our Valley...
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Culture, community, and sustainable agriculture  

By Kim BlackPhoto: Matt LitNestled along the Rio Grande in Alamosa, CO, is a special opportunity to meet the farmers who grow your food, participate in the local food movement, and build community. The event is the Mercadillo en el Rio Farmer’s Market, hosted by the Rio Grande Farm Park (RGFP). The Mercadillo brings people together from a variety of backgrounds and is an inclusive venue for celebrating the rich diversity and heritage of the Valley.   Visitors to the Mercadillo can enjoy storytelling and crafts from local vendors and...

History, food, and renewable energy: Mosca’s Dune Valley Distillery 

By Daniel Hart Not far from the Great Sand Dunes National Park, a small group of highly motivated people are working quickly and efficiently, wrapping up food aggregation as the setting sun casts its sangria hue on the Sangre de Cristo Mountains.  This small group isn’t who you might think. It’s not a Paleolithic hunting party butchering a mammoth and gathering what plants they can carry for the uncertain road ahead like in times past. It’s a new generation of hunter-gatherers, known as the Valley Roots Food Hub and the Dune...

20’ One Trip High Cube (9’6”)  Shipping Container

Purchased last year for $9200, has not been moved or altered in any way since then.  Asking $6500, Call or Text Diana 719-588-0152


Brown color, small pile  12' 6" x 11' 2"   Two pieces same size. $100 each. 719-221-1333

Nice House

Three bedroom, 2 bath home in Casita Park.  Partly furnished, W/D, fenced yard, great views. NS, NP, references required.  First/last/deposit, one year lease, $1200 per month.


2 BR/2BA/Garage, Remodeled home in the Grants.  Beautifully Furnished - 360 Views.  Adjustable Queen Bed, a Cook’s Dream Kitchen, Both Baths w/HUGE windows.  Pet Friendly.  505-728-0244

Chorale Musical

Local composer Richard Allen has written a chorale musical called The Greatest Gift of All which will be presented in Crestone this coming Christmas season. Everyone is invited to join us in this...

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