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Town of Crestone takes on noise

SPECIAL REPORT by Anya Kaats. The town will again take up the issue of events and noise at its upcoming regular meeting this Monday, Feb. 12. The topic arose at a “special” meeting the town held Jan. 29. There was little notice of the meeting made to the public, though the town did post the agenda at the post office and town office.  During that meeting some town trustees took issue with noise created during events, including July Fourth and others at the town park and elsewhere in town. Included in the complaints were noise from amplified music and even applause from...

Early Morning Fire in the Grants

Wednesday February 7th, 2024 By Matt Lit, managing editor. A house fire in the Grants had crews from multiple departments responding to the early morning blaze. A page went out to Baca Fire at 4:55 a.m. for a structure fire in the Grants, near Camino Del Rey and Wagon Wheel.  A wood-sided 2-story house had visible flames in the roof/eaves and along the east side of the building when first responders arrived, according to reports from a Baca Fire representative.  Baca Fire was first on scene and quickly called in mutual aid from all resources in the Northern Saguache Fire District. The responding...

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 Eagle that the Town of Crestone was holding a “special” meeting to discuss and act on financial matters. The meeting — while legally notified with a notice at the post office — barely meets the requirements of the Colorado Open Meetings law. The Crestone Eagle is on an email list to be notified of meetings. Our reporter, Anya Kaats, is also on this list. Neither of us received notification 24 hours in advance as required by the law. The Open Meetings Law is a fickle thing....

Sunflower’s column now available for online subscription

By The Crestone Eagle staff. Thousands from around the world have been enjoying Out & About with Lori Sunflower in The Crestone Eagle for the last eight years and now this treasured collection of Crestone residents has been an online version of this column with the introduction of outandaboutcrestone.com. Each month, Lori Nagel (Sunflower) interviews 6-12 people about a specific topic. She asks thought-provoking questions that have inspired so many, making her column such a positive addition to the community.       When asked what her favorite topic has been, Nagel responded, “Although I’ve loved all of them for different reasons,...

Early Morning Fire in the Grants

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

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...

Sunflower’s column now available for online subscription

By The Crestone Eagle staff. Thousands from around the world have been enjoying Out &...

Mobile dental care coming to Crestone-Baca

Mobile dental care is coming to the Crestone area. Dental Hygienist,  Staci R. Coberly,...

Dark Sky added to “Welcome to Crestone” sign

By Anya Kaats A small sign designating Crestone as an official International Dark Sky Community...

“The Merc” moves to Matt, previous owners eye plan for Bob’s 

New makeover at the Mercantile By Lori Nagel. On May 14, 2010, Crestone Mercantile Grocery (aka...

Town tightens budget belt, approves ’24 version

By Anya Kaats. A renewed look at finances has brought changes to Crestone’s 2024 budget....

Huge tax increase looms over short terms

By Anya Kaats. Crestone and Baca Grande short-term rental owners could see their property taxes...

The maroon robes of Crestone

By Rich Klein. Nestled at the foot of high mountain peaks, with acid-test-light-show skies, unpredictable...

Friends of Casita Park invites participation

By Eden Elderberry. There were no new nominations for the Friends of Casita Park board...

Crestone Performances matches teens with instruments, music

By Lydia Sprouts. Four instruments. Four teen students. Let the music begin.  Crestone Performances has the...

Award-Winning Cinematographer/Photographer Steven G. Smith Embarks on a Mission to Illuminate Human Rights Through Compelling Short Films 

Steven G. Smith, an acclaimed cinematographer and storyteller, will be working out of Southern...

Wounded deer alive and well

The wounded deer reported on in October is alive and well much to the...

Amazon and other online retailers wrongly charged local sales tax 

By Anya Kaats. Since 2020, some online retailers, including Amazon.com and Airbnb, have erroneously collected...

Crestone Charter School News: High school students explore careers and keeping it clean

By Sam Goering CCS Teacher LINK high school students had a busy week full of special...

Proposed legislation could impact AirBnB owners

By Anya Kaats. Crestone and Baca short-term rental owners could see their property taxes quadruple...

Sean Tonner, left, and Mike Dill lead wranglers from a ranch on T-Road out...

Paint party helps Food Bank get ready for opening

By Eden Elderberry The Food Bank painting party on Saturday, Oct. 21 brought in 11...

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...

Saving the greenbelts: fire or fire mitigation?

By Daniel S. Johnson, Saguache County Firewise Program. Do we save the greenbelts from...

Marika Popovits featured for November & December at Shumei International 

by Deana Wilfong  Marika Popovits, a longtime Crestone resident and painter, will show her work...

Town calls special meeting to discuss Dark Sky signage

Crestone: There will be a Board of Trustees Special Meeting on Monday, October 23,...

Nevares receives regional award

By Mountainside Realty At the Realtors of Central Colorado annual installation meeting, Nick Nevares received...

Crestone Artists host the Open Studio Tour in October

By Teresa Dunwell and Mae Green   Crestone Artists’ 11th annual Open Studio Tour invites...
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