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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...
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Will the Baca Grande subdivision become the Town of Baca Grande?

A group of local citizens filed a petition with the District Court on August 8 for the incorporation of...

Colorado Parks and Wildlife seeks sharpshooters to cull elk in Great Sand Dunes National Park and on wildlife refuges

Colorado Parks and Wildlife is in search of qualified volunteers to assist with the second year of an elk dispersal project...

Governor Polis calls Renewable Water Resources scheme a “zombie threat”: An Eagle exclusive interview with the state governor

Colorado Governor Jared Polis spoke to Crestone Eagle Editor John Waters in a wide-ranging interview on September 22 that included the proposal by Renewable Water Resources to export water from the San Luis Valley to Douglas County, the governor’s initiative, the Heat Beneath our...

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: 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...

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 the globe. Petrovick began...

Colorado Parks and Wildlife seeks sharpshooters to cull elk in Great Sand Dunes National Park and on wildlife refuges

Colorado Parks and Wildlife is in search of qualified volunteers to assist with the second year of an elk dispersal project in Great Sand Dunes National Park and National Wildlife Refuges in the San Luis...

Liza Marron wins election as Saguache County Commissioner

Democrat Liza Marron has been elected as Saguache County Commissioner, defeating Republican challenger Jeff Phillips. According to unofficial results from the Colorado Secretary of State, Marron received 1,414 votes, and Phillip got 1,274. In response to this news, Marron issued the following statement: Election Night Reporting is Complete for Saguache County and due to my win, Saguache County will have its first majority woman board of commissioners ever! Thank you to my honorable competitor Jeff Phillips for a fine race. I will start my tenure as commissioner as a learner and listener. I want to be the best steward of county government and Saguache County constituents' resources as I can be — along...

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...

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San Luis Valley feels impact of downturn in marijuana industry

Marijuana sales in Colorado have been declining this year, and sales of THC products in the San Luis Valley are no exception. During the first eight months of this year, Saguache County experienced a 19% drop in retail marijuana sales tax collected—$377,150 compared with $465,342 collected for the same period a year ago, according to data from the Colorado Department of Revenue. On the southern end of the San Luis Valley at the border with New Mexico, Costilla County recorded a 34% decline in retail marijuana sales tax—$438,256 in the first eight months of 2022, compared with $663,482 during the same period in 2021. It’s been a tough year for Colorado’s marijuana industry overall, particularly striking on the heels of record sales of $2.2 billion statewide in 2021. Marijuana flower (or ‘bud,’ the smokeable part of the plant) is fetching $658 per pound, on average, based on transactions from June 1-August 31,...



Energy efficient home, ETS heater, thermal magnetic window blinds: 2 bedroom: jack & jill bathroom: 1,442 sq ft new propane stove and fridge: Utility room with on demand water heater & Filtered well water: storage, washer...

Room Rental in a home in Baca in November

A large bedroom on main floor with its own entrance, full bath, $700. Shared kitchen also on main floor and is partially unfurnished. Home is on peaceful, wooded land. Utilities included in rent. Prefer...

Airbnb Master Assistance

Transform your home into a highly desirable income producing Rental, full service arranging furnishings, cleaning & listing.  Perfect for out of town, second home owners.  We’ll even furnish.  Call Soleil or Electrum @...

Beautiful Mountain view

PRIVATE & COZY 2 BD, 1 BA spacious kitchen with electric stove. Newly remodeled. New washer & Dryer Heating: gas burning stove & electric baseboards Front Deck and back porch. Located on one...

Winter house rental

Couple seeking furnished two bedroom (or more) house to rent for winter (November to April, flexible). Please text 413-320-7400.

At the End of the Road: Gratitude & Grace

What blessing brings you to the end of the road? Perhaps you have met the community of friends that...

Best Energy Fair yet happening August 27 & 28

The annual Crestone Energy Fair will be held in...

Megafires—bigger & more frequent; what can you do?

  What is a megafire? A megafire burns 100,000 acres...

Environmental highlights of the Baca Crestone community

Our local environment is changing. The extreme drought has...

Our water, climate & stream flow

Within the past 25 years climate in the northern...