Monday, February 26

The Crestone Eagle is a nonprofit monthly newspaper serving Crestone and the San Luis Valley

Letters to the Editor

A Letter from Adam Kinney

Editor’s note: The Crestone Eagle does not endorse political candidates and is publishing this candidacy letter for equal access of all candidates to the community.  Crestone/Baca Neighbors, and Beyond... My name is Adam Kinney, and I am running for the office of Saguache County Commissioner, in District 1, as a Democratic candidate.  I have lived here in Crestone since 2001, raised three amazing children, served as a volunteer firefighter, owned a successful small business, acted as a high school mentor, and have lost count of the thousands of hours I have served on the town board. During my time as a trustee, I...

RE-ELECT COMMISSIONER MCCRACKEN 

Editor’s note: The Crestone Eagle does not endorse political candidates and is publishing this candidacy letter for equal access of all candidates to the community.  Editor’s note:  According to the Secretary of State’s website March 5, 2024 is: First day to circulate minor party candidate petitions. (First Monday in February in the general election year) 1-4-802(1)(d)(II)  Last day to change precinct boundaries or create new precincts before the **March 9th Party precinct caucuses. (No later than 29 days before the first Tuesday in March) 1-5-103(1)  Last day for state central committees to file or amend party bylaws or rules with the Secretary of State....

Deciding direction

It’s an election year. American voters will choose our leader and representative to the other nations of the world. There are people who ignore this right. Doing so is still a choice. Refraining from doing so is also deciding the direction of how we are governed.  This is a bit scary since we witnessed the fragility of democracy on Jan. 6, 2021. That day, a deathly fracture challenged the outcome of “We the People” by “Me the Person.” Tranquility, humility, and congratulatory concession were absent the weeks immediately after the 2020 election and the 2021 inauguration. Currently this is still present. The campaign...

Youth visions for Crestone

Ed’s note: Mark “Ziggy” Eilets presented this statement at the Town Hall meeting, Jan. 27. I asked that he send to me as a letter to the community in order to share youth voices from the community. See that story on page 7. For me personally, I think there should be more things for the youth in Crestone to do. Many of the kids here are on their phones for a majority of the day and turn to drugs due to the lack of “fun” things to do here.  One way we could fix this is having an art studio, maybe...

RE-ELECT COMMISSIONER MCCRACKEN 

Editor’s note: The Crestone Eagle does not endorse political candidates and is publishing this...

Deciding direction

It’s an election year. American voters will choose our leader and representative to the...

Youth visions for Crestone

Ed’s note: Mark “Ziggy” Eilets presented this statement at the Town Hall meeting, Jan....

Volunteer-organizer rebuffed

On the morning of January 29, I realized I had not heard from the...

Retiring

Dear Friends and Colleagues,  This email is to let you know that I have retired...

Commentary: Solutionaries part VI….Town halls and straw polls

Happy Imbolc to all! As the light is returning and the micro-life below the soils...

Commentary: Douglas County’s water future shouldn’t be for sale 

By Merlin Klotz, Parker Water & Sanitation District Board President. It’s time for an honest public...

Commentary: Solutionaries town hall style meetings

By Nathan Good and Heather D’Alessio. Happy New Year Everyone! We just want to thank...

Commentary: Kit Carson: the man, the myth, the mountain

What should we call that 14er above Crestone? It’s called Kit Carson, but a state...

Commentary “Community with Unity”

Although residents of Crestone and the POA function as one connected community, technically, we...

Order precedes chaos

The Greeks of Athens considered innocence and ignorance to be equivalent. America is yet...

Polis and TABOR 

During this year’s Thanksgiving dinner, the people of Colorado ate a full meal of...

Saving Grace

Forty years ago, a Republican President nominated the first woman as an associate justice...

Thanks to the “local” library

I am grateful to the (NSCLD) a.k.a. the Baca Library for keeping and circulating...

Commentary: Frequent visitor is a business owner, employer

By Michael Booth To the Town of Crestone: I am a frequent visitor to the Town...

Earning a degree

To all the people who donated or offered words of encouragement when I decided...

2nd Amendment Ponder—post Lewiston, Maine, mass shooting

Lewiston, Maine was America’s October 2023 mass shooting. Advocates for gun rights have yet...

Living Wisdom Village

To the community,  This month, Crestone Peak Community Housing (CPCH) will participate in one of...

Goodbye (sort of), Crestone!

Friday, Dec. 22 will be my last day as the director of the Northern...

Work that reconnects

Dear Crestone community friends, I feel inspired to start sharing The Work That Reconnects with...

Yippee Ki Yay

To The Editor, I read with amusement how Sean Tonner and a number of his...

SLV reference not wanted

Fellow Sagtowners, I know we are all disappointed that our beautiful county is now...

Crestone Energy Fair

It has come to my attention that once again, the Town of Crestone trustees...

Town support of businesses questioned

Where did the time go? All of us at T-Road Brewing had one mission...

Editor’s Notes: Thank You from Kizzen

December, 1989 I published the first Crestone Eagle newspaper. It was a huge leap of faith. Crestone was small then, but big things were happening. I felt that people needed to know about them. I started out small. But the amount of community support for this wild endeavor was huge.
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