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Gofundme campaigns help wolf rescue and owner of Moffat home

Wolf rescue needs community help Charlene Wolf, of Crone Wolf Medicine, has started a gofundme to help with her expenses of running the wolf rescue, outside of Saguache. From the gofundme page: “I would like to thank everyone who has been donating to Crone Wolf Medicine. We have reached $645.00 of our $4500.00 goal and this has helped with dog food, kept the generator that runs the well pump running for their water filled with gas, and a vet visit. We still have 3 spays and 6 neuters left out of the 32 Wolf Dogs here so we are steadily moving...

Firewood projects bring warmth to the community

By Eden Elderberry The Firewood Project, led by Donovan Spitzman, continues to expand and provide firewood for residents each year. This year, thanks to the partnership of the Crestone Energy Exchange and Neighbors helping Neighbors, the project held its fourth annual Firewood Fiesta.  The Firewood Fiesta is an event open to the community, providing chainsaw education, a potluck, and a chance to give back to the community. After Spitzman learned that Neighbors Helping Neighbors was spending $5,000 a year just to provide firewood, he devised a business plan to offset the expense.  Some of the wood cut by the program is sold,...

Town Dark Skies welcome sign not welcomed at special meeting

By Anya Kaats Crestone conducted a special meeting on short notice to approve a new “Welcome to Crestone” sign that would feature Crestone’s designation as an International Dark Sky community.  Crestone Board of Trustees, on Thursday Oct. 19, posted the notice of a special meeting for the following Monday, Oct. 23. The meeting included a discussion concerning a proposed Welcome to Crestone sign that would feature Crestone’s designation as an International Dark Sky community.  According to Mayor Kairina Danforth, the proposed sign would sit in front of the existing Welcome to Crestone sign and would be seven feet high and eight feet...

Meet your Representatives: Stephen Hume

About 38 years ago, Crestone town trustee Stephen Hume was living as an artist-in-residence at Lindisfarne, an interfaith sanctuary built into the Sangre de Cristo hillside in 1979. A couple of months after he began his residency, Lindisfarne was transferred to the ownership of the Crestone Mountain Zen Center and Hume was invited to stay on for another year — practicing Zen Buddhism and gradually realizing that the San Luis Valley was a place he wished to call home. “While I was a resident there, I found a piece of property on the eastern edge of the town of Crestone,” he...

Orisons: Earthwork pays homage to Valley history and ecology 

By Anya Kaats, July 2023 The future site of Marguerite Humeau’s Orisons, San Luis Valley, Colorado. photo courtesy the artist and Black Cube On July 29, 2023, Orisons, one of the largest earthworks created by an individual woman, will transform an unusable plot of farmland owned by Jones Farms Organics into a place of artistic reverence, honoring the San Luis Valley’s interwoven history, ecosystem, and imagined futures.  Orisons, meaning “prayers,” is the vision of multi-disciplinary artist Marguerite Humeau, who will pay tribute to the San Luis Valley through minimally invasive and environmentally conscious kinetic and interactive sculptures.  Some of the sculptures will include...

A stage is born: A permanent stage coming to Crestone Town Park

By Nick Nevares “All the world is a stage,” and we are getting a permanent one in Crestone! The funds needed to begin construction on the new Crestone Town Stage ($10,000) have been raised—a huge thank you to the initial donors. Thank you to the Town of Crestone for agreeing to the stage build. It will be located where the temporary July 4 stage was last year, on the east edge of Crestone Town Park facing the gallery and Crestone Eagle building. The Crestone Energy Exchange will facilitate this project, which will take place through the summer. This is not the...

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, construction plans are in hand, and contractors have committed to building it. The demand is certainly there—LWV closed the waiting list in the summer of...

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 the Town of Baca Grande, the boundaries of which would be the same as the existing Baca Grande Property Owners Association (BGPOA). A judge is reviewing the petition and will make certain all legal requirements have been met. Presuming that the requirements are met, a municipal election on this proposal will be scheduled and held sometime in the upcoming few months. Eligible voters will be all those registered to vote in Saguache County and residing in the Baca. Renters as well...

Firewood projects bring warmth to the community

By Eden Elderberry The Firewood Project, led by Donovan Spitzman, continues to expand and provide...

Town Dark Skies welcome sign not welcomed at special meeting

By Anya Kaats Crestone conducted a special meeting on short notice to approve a new...

Meet your Representatives: Stephen Hume

About 38 years ago, Crestone town trustee Stephen Hume was living as an artist-in-residence...

Orisons: Earthwork pays homage to Valley history and ecology 

By Anya Kaats, July 2023 The future site of Marguerite Humeau’s Orisons, San Luis Valley,...

A stage is born: A permanent stage coming to Crestone Town Park

By Nick Nevares “All the world is a stage,” and we are getting a permanent...

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...

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...

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

  What is a megafire? A megafire burns 100,000 acres or more. In 2008, there...

Many longtime Moffat residents consider proposal to change town’s name half-baked

Last month, Moffat made national headlines when a marijuana entrepreneur proposed changing the name...

Douglas County votes no to expend federal funds on RWR water export proposal

Douglas County Commissioners issued a decision in a work session held on May 24: “The...

Villa Grove anticipates huge Seven Peaks music festival

Villa Grove anticipates huge Seven Peaks music festival The Crestone Eagle • May, 2022 by Sabrina...

Saguache County News: April 2022

A chicken and a cow walk in to a bar(n) . . . This is...

Lineup Announced for Seven Peaks Music Festival in Villa Grove

The Seven Peaks Music Festival just announced the lineup for this year's festival in...

Enshin Karate opens in Crestone

Enshin Karate Crestone opened its doors to the community in the height of the...

Alamosa City Council votes to expend funds on recall of DA—Victims of violent crime are heard

Crime is on the rise in Colorado, and citizens in the San Luis Valley...

Preliminary Results in for The Town of Crestone Election

The Town of Crestone's preliminary election results are in. Please see the below abstract...

District Attorney Alonso Payne found noncompliant with Victims’ Rights Act

The office of Attorney General Phil Weiser is investigating reports that the 12th Judicial...

SLV GO! to host community information session on Sangre de Cristo Dark Sky Reserve

San Luis Valley Great Outdoors (SLV GO!) will be hosting two community information sessions...

Nebraska Governor announces $500 million plan to claim water in South Platte—why this concerns the SLV

In a January press conference, Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts announced that Nebraska would invoke...

New owners of the Desert Sage look forward to implementing improvements & new ideas

On November 22, 2021, Tshering and Ling Dorje passed the baton of the Desert...

Renewable Water Resources proposes selling SLV water to Douglas County—SLV opposition organizes

RWR’s proposal to Douglas County is, for an initial payment of $20 million, to...

Free Box update—Bit by bit it’s getting there & it’s going to be great

“Adopt the pace of nature; her secret is patience.” —Ralph Waldo Emerson Reopening the Crestone...

Neighbors Helping Neighbors elects new board members, helps get firewood to those in need

Neighbors Helping Neighbors (NHN) has been busy this summer and fall. Thanks to the...

Pile burning planned on the Rio Grande National Forest

MONTE VISTA, Colo. Dec. 08, 2021 – The Rio Grande National Forest plans to...

Crestone Eagle Community Media: Giving back to move forward

We need your help! Starting November 30, Colorado Gives Day, and during the month...
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