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Chamber musicians perform at Colorado College 

In a final musical spring offering, Performances at Baca welcomes back faculty of the Mt. Blanca Summer Music Conservatory on Sunday, June 23 at 2 p.m. on the Colorado College Baca campus. The group will perform a potpourri of traditional and new classical works. The chamber ensemble consists of violinist and Mt. Blanca Conservatory artistic director Sarah Off, composer and musician Dylan Fixmer, cellist Mathieu D’Ordine and pianist Randy Macy, a collaborative pianist at Adams State University, which has hosted the summer conservatory.  Among composers featured in the concert are Beethoven, Czech composer Bohuslav Martinu (1890-1959), Alan Hovhanness (1911-2000), who...

Local dance community seeks indoor space for hosting

By Anya Kaats. The Crestone dance community is in search of an indoor space to host ecstatic dance, contact improvisation and authentic movement. While the dance community in Crestone has been growing exponentially, finding an appropriate indoor space to host classes has remained a challenge. Without a local community center, teachers and facilitators of movement arts in Crestone have extremely limited options available to them.  The dance community is seeking a space that is affordable or free of charge, where they can offer by-donation offerings for up to 20 people. A smooth wood, matted or vinyl floor is also a necessity, as...

Artist mural projects engage Crestone and Moffat

San Luis Valley artist Gigi Douglas brought together students and volunteers in Crestone and Moffat with her mural painting skills. Douglas worked with kids from both the Moffat school district and the Crestone Charter School to create themed murals at the Moffat school bus barn and the Crestone town stage. Funding for the projects came from a Saguache County sales tax grant. Douglas also worked with the La Jara community to create a mural there. 

Commissioners notified of Moffat 5G tower upgrade

By Tricia Toney. Verizon Wireless has given notice of intent to provide 5G service from its Moffat cell tower, and neither Saguache County residents nor the county commissioners have any say about it. When Verizon filed an application to the county for this upgrade in February, the commissioners called a special work session to discuss how to manage the news.  Aware that 5G service on cell towers in the valley is a sensitive, controversial issue, they wondered if the county should send press releases or call a town hall-type meeting. While such a meeting would have allowed citizens to voice support or concerns...

Friends of Casita Park and the Association Collaborate for Baca Grande Residents

By Eden Elderberry Friends of Casita Park and the Baca Grande Association are gearing up for the Third Annual Casita Park Clean Up, in May. The event continues to grow from members of FOCP hauling neighbor’s trailer loads of junk on free dump day to a collaboration with the Association, Mountainside Realty and the Saguache County Commissioners. Last year the Baca Grande Association provided dumpsters for the event along with volunteers from the board and staff. Mountainside Realty also joined in on the fun providing volunteers, seeds, burgers, and a clean up of T-road and the surrounding area.  This year the...

Byer named mayor, Oglesby joins as trustee

By Anya Kaats In a surprise appointment, Town Trustees voted Benjamin Byer to serve as mayor. Dana Oglesby will fill Byer’s empty board seat.  Town of Crestone residents voted to elect four board members, on April 2. On the ballot were incumbents Kim Martinez, Benjamin Byer, Armando Mendez and Dennis Posluszny, in addition to newcomer Dana Oglesby.  Residents voted in all four incumbents to join Adam Kinney and Kizzen Laki, who were not up for re-election. Mayor Kairina Danforth chose not to run for re-election after her third term as mayor, and there was no new mayoral candidate on the ballot.  “Shortly after...

Saguache County Museum opening day festivities

“Just like we used to — celebrating 65 years.” On May 26, the Saguache County Museum will celebrate its 65th year of operation with a full day of activities. The museum opens at 9 a.m. with free admission. See below for a full list of fun activities. Museum history The Saguache County Museum is housed in a historic adobe building that is 150 years old. The concept for the museum first began as part of a community improvement project to celebrate Colorado's centennial anniversary on June 20, 1959. Three Saguache women's clubs brainstormed the idea. They never imagined this "little museum,” conceived to...

Crestone youth captures April 8 full eclipse in Texas

By Mark “Ziggy” Eilets As I awoke on the bright and early morning of April 6, I was jumping with joy to get in my dad’s van to depart for Terrel, Texas. We were setting out on a 15-hour journey, traveling across two states in the process. When we first arrived in Texas, I started smelling the crisp, warm, and humid air all around me as we stopped for our first night's rest at a rest stop near Hedley.  The next day was filled with tons of souvenirs, driving, and stops for gas, and as we were heading to our final...

Local dance community seeks indoor space for hosting

By Anya Kaats. The Crestone dance community is in search of an indoor space to...

Artist mural projects engage Crestone and Moffat

San Luis Valley artist Gigi Douglas brought together students and volunteers in Crestone and...

Commissioners notified of Moffat 5G tower upgrade

By Tricia Toney. Verizon Wireless has given notice of intent to provide 5G service from...

Friends of Casita Park and the Association Collaborate for Baca Grande Residents

By Eden Elderberry Friends of Casita Park and the Baca Grande Association are gearing up...

Byer named mayor, Oglesby joins as trustee

By Anya Kaats In a surprise appointment, Town Trustees voted Benjamin Byer to serve as...

Saguache County Museum opening day festivities

“Just like we used to — celebrating 65 years.” On May 26, the Saguache County Museum...

Crestone youth captures April 8 full eclipse in Texas

By Mark “Ziggy” Eilets As I awoke on the bright and early morning of April...

Southern Peaks League Art Show fills Moffat gym

By Lori Nagel The Moffat School gymnasium transformed into an Art Gallery the last weekend...

The Acequia Institute

Protecting Indigenous foodways, feeding community, and empowering youth By Anya Kaats The Acequia Institute, located in...

Smoke: Baca Grande Ambulance organizes Mental Health and Wellness fairs

By Christina Lakish. People almost never want to see Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs), but here’s...

Mayor Kairina Danforth bids farewell

My last month as Crestone mayor I came to the Baca in 1999, with my...

Crestone Board still divided on town stage, events

By Anya Kaats. A town-appointed special events committee was created last month to address town...

Crestone Energy Fair slated for September, works with town

By Anya Kaats. The Crestone Energy Fair (CEF), which returns this year for its 35th...

Democratic caucus: Kinney on ballot with McCracken

By Anya KaatsPhoto Matt Lit.Crestone resident and Town Trustee Adam Kinney will run against...

Hooper Junction: New tasty treats & healthy eats in the SLV

By Lori Nagel The struggle for healthy, prepared and affordable food in Crestone is real...

James “Wooser” Woosely: 1965 ~ 2024

Born July 15, 1965. Passed Feb. 14, 2024. Editor’s note: This isn’t your ordinary obituary....

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

ALAMOSA, CO — Sand Dunes Mushroom Cooperative, LCA, has launched a campaign to raise...

James “Wooser” Woosely: 1965 ~ 2024

Born July 15, 1965. Passed Feb. 14, 2024. Editor’s note: This isn’t your ordinary obituary....

New Forest supervisor on Rio Grande National Forest

By Gregg GoodlandPublic Affairs OfficerRio Grande National Forest DEL NORTE, CO—Dennis Kuhnel has been appointed...

Home of the Happy Yak

Chokurei Yak Ranch faces change after 16 years of stewardship By Zaylah Khundmiri  photographs by Matt Lit. When...

Town of Center schedules Town Hall to discuss code changes 

The Town of Center will be updating its codes in an effort to address...

Town of Crestone takes on noise

SPECIAL REPORT by Anya Kaats. The town will again take up the issue of events and...

Early Morning Fire in the Grants

Wednesday February 7th, 2024 By Matt Lit, managing editor. A house fire in the Grants had...

National Wildlife Refuge Elk Hunting Permits

The drawing for the regular season is complete and the hunter lists have been...

Town barely notifies residents of a “special” meeting Monday

Feb. 1, 2024 By Matt Lit, managing editor. Early Monday afternoon a resident notified The Crestone...
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