Immigrant-owned Sand Dunes Mushroom Co-op launches crowdfunding campaign

ALAMOSA, CO — Sand Dunes Mushroom Cooperative, LCA, has launched a campaign to raise $20,000. The co-op will use the funds to purchase equipment and complete renovation of its warehouse.   After months of training on both the production side of growing specialty mushrooms and the business side of owning their own company, the eight founding worker-owners are ready for their next step: growing and selling.  The co-op aims to begin production of specialty mushrooms in...

Smoke: Multi-Agency Emergency Response in SLV

By Christina Lakish Hello Baca-Crestone Neighbors. In response to recent community questions, we, the first responders serving our community, would like to briefly share information about the U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) National Incident Management System (NIMS). This system was developed by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to improve incident management interoperability and it provides a national standardized approach for managing single resource and multijurisdictional incidents, which are also referred to as “mutual...

IndigiNews: Decolonizing the media, elevating Indigenous voices

This year The Crestone Eagle will be taking notes from the all-Indigenous-led newsroom, IndigiNews. The Crestone Eagle is grateful to be mentoring under IndigiNews Publisher, Eden Fineday, who will offer DEI council to staff, provide cultural sensitivity readings of published content and deepen our capacity for meaningful, sensitive, and accurate coverage of Indigenous topics.  By Eden Fineday IndigiNews Publisher My name is Eden Fineday. I am a Cree woman (nehiyaw iskwew). I live above the imaginary line...

Baca Stables saddles up for children’s riding program

by Joanna and Eli Dokson. The Baca Grande Stables’ 2024 summer children’s riding program for children ages 6 to 15 is scheduled to begin the week of June 3. Following are the weekly sessions as currently scheduled: Session 1, June 3-7; Session 2, June 10-14; Session 3, June 24-28; Session 4, July 8-12; Session 5, July 22-26; Session 6, August 5-9. Each session is five days for two hours, from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Lessons include...
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“The Merc” moves to Matt, previous owners eye plan for Bob’s 

New makeover at the Mercantile By Lori Nagel. On May 14, 2010, Crestone Mercantile Grocery (aka “the Merc”) opened its doors for business to meet the needs of this growing community. For nearly 14 years the Merc has been serving the Crestone community with top-quality meats and produce, often local, along with a full selection of both conventional and organic groceries.  The Merc and the hardware store across the street have been owned and operated by Elaine...

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...

Sacred Wyld: Pioneering a modern-day sacred harvest

By Anya Kaats. For twenty years, Wes Atkinson owned and operated a successful hunting outfitter business, but in 2012, after a life-altering psychedelic experience, he sold his company and walked...


Crestone Charter School Office Assistant

The Crestone Charter School seeks a part- to full-time office assistant to start immediately.  Wages range from $16.50-$18.00 per hour with benefits and professional growth opportunities. Team member will be a welcoming face...

Part Time Bookkeeper Needed

The Baca Townhouse Association (BTA) needs a part-time bookkeeper (5-10 hours per month).  The BTA bookkeeping is simple.  No payroll, no inventory, or accounts payable.  Just these items: Monthly entry of income and expenses Monthly...


Camino Baca Grande Professional Center. $375/month, utilities and internet service included. (808) 255- 4046.

1 Bedroom Apt

$625 single person wanted, no dogs. Wood heat. In town. Electric & water paid. Call Sam 719-937-8309


De conformidad con el estatuto modificado de Colorado 1-5-205, la Secretaria y Oficial de Registro del Condado de Saguache, Trish Gilbert, anuncia que las elecciones primarias presidenciales de 2024 se llevarán a cabo...

Sacred Wyld: Pioneering a modern-day sacred harvest

By Anya Kaats. For twenty years, Wes Atkinson owned and...

RiGHT: A land trust for the San Luis Valley

By Anya Kaats. When Susan Pierce-Platais moved to the San...

Saving the greenbelts: fire or fire mitigation?

By Daniel S. Johnson, Saguache County Firewise Program. Do...