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Democratic caucus: Kinney on ballot with McCracken

By Anya KaatsPhoto Matt Lit.Crestone resident and Town Trustee Adam Kinney will run against incumbent County Commissioner Tom McCracken in the upcoming Saguache County Commissioner Democratic Primary for District 1. After announcing his candidacy, Kinney secured the required votes necessary to have his name placed on the June Primary ballot. At the March 5 Caucus and Assembly, Kinney secured 30 votes, and McCracken 20. “People deserve a choice,” Kinney explained. “One candidate is underwhelming and leads to complacency and taking the position for granted. Competition causes candidates to work harder to earn your votes and to consider your needs.” McCracken, who...

Locals pack town meeting, express support for events in town

By Anya Kaats. Crestone and Baca Grande residents packed town hall Monday, offering more than an hour of impassioned commentary in support of having events in town, passing a special events noise ordinance and working together as a community to address other recurring topics. In a special meeting Jan. 29, Crestone town trustees had suggested the possibility of removing events such as July Fourth, Crestone Energy Fair and Crestone Music Festival from within town limits. “Times have changed. Our town and the number of people who come to events is growing, and the sound of the music is increasingly drawing a...

Crestone Charter School News: Winter programming at CCS

By Thomas Cleary, Crestone Charter School.  Forty-nine students, 12 mentors, six vans and buses, skis, boards, boots and duffles for all, a simultaneous non-Monarch program, and a blizzard on top of it all!  That is how the Winter Friday Programming began in January this year with the Crestone Charter School. This year’s dramatic winter programming expansion is the result of a perfect storm leading to a wonderful silver lining.  When I was a teacher at CCS from 2003 to 2011, the Monarch program included all students and teachers, grades four through 12, a handful of parent volunteers, our fleet of vans, and...

Library News: February

By Amy Garoutte, Northern Saguache County Library District. There is a lot of excitement at our local library. Thanks to a Saguache County Sales Tax Grant, we were able to add a book drop on the porch of The Crestone Eagle, in Crestone. If you are in town and would like to drop your books off at 180 W. Galena, we will pick them up daily, Monday through Friday.  We will also be bringing library services to the town of Crestone at the Little Shepherd Church on Wednesdays from 1:30-3:30 p.m. beginning Feb. 7. Patrons can stop by to order books and...

Crestone Sanctuary Available March 5th

Sunny, new, private, peaceful 1150 sf 1BD/1BA. Big views, high in first Chalet. Fully furnished, W/D, excellent Wifi. Spacious bedroom/office faces east for morning sun. Open kitchen/living area faces west. Wrap around deck. NS/NP. 2-4 month lease. $1500 + $150 utilities. Text 719-539-5030 for more information.

Town Hall Style Meeting

2 p.m. Saturday, December 16 at The Cloud Station, Crestone. Please join your community in democracy.

Into the Wild: Bear, beaver, brookies, & loons

By Bruce Becker. Anyone can do the things I’ve done if they’re willing to live the life I’ve led.~ Fool’s Crow Loons. Maybe my favorite waterbird. They are the epitome of wilderness for me, so primal. Loons have a maniacal call that puts the “wild” in wilderness.  Loons are built for the water. A diving duck, they’re in their element there. Incredibly fast swimmers, their feet are set far back on their bodies to propel them swiftly through the water, hunting fish. But they are ungainly on land and build their nests very close to the water. Sometimes, the nest gets flooded...

US 160 closure to begin October 17 in Alamosa

Daytime detour for eastbound traffic between Ross Ave., &  State Ave., (Oct 17-19) Alamosa County — The Colorado Department of Transportation implements a planned 3-day road closure on US Highway 160 (Sixth Street) set to begin on Tues., Oct. 17. The detour will be in place each day from 7 a.m to 5 p.m. while demolition work takes place on a local hotel. The Sixth Street closure points are located on either side of the project site, at Ross Avenue and State Avenue. During daytime hours, motorists should plan to follow the approved detour route along Ross Avenue, Eighth Street and State...

Locals pack town meeting, express support for events in town

By Anya Kaats. Crestone and Baca Grande residents packed town hall Monday, offering more than...

Crestone Charter School News: Winter programming at CCS

By Thomas Cleary, Crestone Charter School.  Forty-nine students, 12 mentors, six vans and buses, skis,...

Library News: February

By Amy Garoutte, Northern Saguache County Library District. There is a lot of excitement at our...

Crestone Sanctuary Available March 5th

Sunny, new, private, peaceful 1150 sf 1BD/1BA. Big views, high in first Chalet. Fully...

Town Hall Style Meeting

2 p.m. Saturday, December 16 at The Cloud Station, Crestone. Please join your community...

Into the Wild: Bear, beaver, brookies, & loons

By Bruce Becker. Anyone can do the things I’ve done if they’re willing to live...

US 160 closure to begin October 17 in Alamosa

Daytime detour for eastbound traffic between Ross Ave., &  State Ave., (Oct 17-19) Alamosa County —...

Crestone Dark Sky Celebration coming in August

By: Crestone Dark Sky Community, July 2023 The 2023 Crestone International Dark Sky Celebration will...

Highway Maintenance Alert

CDOT will begin surface treatment on US 285 east of Saguache Operations will take place...

Unearthing the dinosaurs

The rich geological history of Southern Colorado  By Daniel Hart A lush, dense, and humid tropical...

Letter from the Director

By Jennifer Eytcheson Dear Crestone Eagle Community, We are thrilled to be embarking on an exciting...

DOLA grant benefits Living Wisdom Village

By: Karen Barbee A multi-million dollar grant will enable the development of the Living Wisdom...

One educator’s viewpoint:

Being a part of the education village By Karen Barbee I sit watching my three granddaughters,...

Liza Marron wins election as Saguache County Commissioner

Democrat Liza Marron has been elected as Saguache County Commissioner, defeating Republican challenger Jeff...

Liza Marron in bid for Saguache County Commissioner

Eagle Editor John Waters interviewed Liza Marron, Democrat running for Saguache County Commissioner for...

Jeff Phillips in bid for Saguache County Commissioner

Creatone Eagle Editor John Waters interviewed Jeff Phillips, a Republican running for Saguache County Commissioner for District 3.

Colorado reactivates Crisis Standards of Care for Emergency Medical Services

The Chief Medical Officer at the Colorado Department of Health and Environment reactivated Crisis Standards...

Exploring Artificial Intelligence The emergence of the feminine

I recently recorded two talks shown at an Artificial Intelligence (AI) World Government Conference—October...

Exploring Artificial Intelligence: You gotta be kidding me!

When writing an article for the festive edition of The Crestone Eagle, I thought...

Prepare your trees in fall for the winter ahead

Recent wintry weather across parts of Colorado is a reminder that colder months are...

New teaching team members at the Crestone Charter School

It is with excitement that we want to inform you about the teacher team...
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