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Tuesday, February 7

Motion to Dismiss Petition to Form Town of Baca Grande Granted

The local effort to create the town of Baca Grande faced a setback in court on Monday. On January 30, Saguache County District Court granted the Baca Grande POA’s motion to dismiss the Petition to Form a Town filed by Citizens for Proposed Town of Baca Grande. The order granting the POA’s motion to dismiss states that the petition to form the Town of Baca Grande...
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Crestone Peak Community Housing applies for state funds to make Living Wisdom project a reality

While it may not seem like a lot has been happening with the Living Wisdom Village project, the nonprofit Crestone Peak Community Housing (CPCH) developing it has been busy behind the scenes getting it closer to reality. Living Wisdom Village (LWV) is a planned multi-unit affordable senior housing project on 4.6 acres within five minutes walking distance of downtown Crestone. The 20-unit project with a community center is shovel-ready, meaning the project design is complete,...

Little Shepherd highlights community engagement and outreach

If you’ve been in Crestone for a while chances are you have visited Little Shepherd in the Hills Episcopal church. It’s just north of Crestone Town Hall on Alder Street. The old log cabin at the back of the property is the chapel where worship services are conducted twice a month. The well-used fellowship hall is on the north and the beautiful community garden is on the south side of the churchyard. Volunteers help Ginny Ducale with the community garden,...

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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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Taking STEPs to meet growing calls for Search & Rescue in San Luis Valley

The Sangre de Cristo Mountains attract hikers, climbers and mountaineers from all over the world. Crestone Peak, the Crestone Needle, Kit Carson Peak, and Mount Blanca in particular attract some of the boldest adventurers. As more people venture into the backcountry, search and rescue (SAR) teams supporting climbers essential to mitigating risk and saving lives. Colorado Search and Rescue Association (CSAR) includes 50 volunteer SAR teams around the state. Some teams partner with helicopter agencies and medical assistance programs. Alamosa Volunteer Search and Rescue, Custer County SAR and Sagauche SAR most frequently respond to “missions” in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. AVSAR and Custer County SAR partner with Cañon Helitack for rescues involving helicopter insertions, where SAR volunteers are inserted by helicopter at a site which could not be reached as safely or as quickly by ground crews. In a November training session two hours north of Crestone, Alamosa SAR volunteers met to train with Cañon Helitack, an affiliate of the Department...

New and Emerging Entrepreneur Program

The Town of Crestone is looking for local entrepreneurs to support through a Rural Economic Development Initiative grant – the New and Emerging Entrepreneur Program.  We are seeking self-starters who have a business...

OLT Maintenance Department is Hiring

Orient Land Trust/ Valley View Hot Springs. We are looking to fill two positions in our Maintenance Department. Tasks include, but are not limited to, hydro-electric power system operation, understanding of electrical (DC...

Orient Land Trust is Hiring

Hiring Front Desk and Housekeeping at Orient Land Trust/Valley View Hot Springs. The daylight hours are increasing, the sun is moving toward spring. OLT is getting ready for the warmer weather. We anticipate...

Hooper Passes

Crestone Performances has two 6 month family passes to Hooper pool. A $400 value we sell for $250 each.  719-792-2908


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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...

Who We Are: Janet Woodman – At home in a pocket of heaven

Janet Woodman remembers staring intently out the train window every day during one section of her commute from suburban New Jersey to work in...