Town budget to be addressed by auditor in September

Caption: Variations of proposed and the actual budget that was filed with the State. Added are by the editor to clarify dated versions. photo by Matt LitBy Matt Lit, managing editor Residents of Crestone are awaiting a promised amended 2023 budget from the Town board.  An auditor’s report is expected to be presented at the Town’s next regular meeting, Sept. 11. An August 21 meeting to discuss the 2023 budget saw no advancement on that goal. That...

Colorado Potato Salad: Colorado Proud Recipe of the Month for September 

Broomfield, Colo. — Colorado is good at growing potatoes, whether it’s in the San Luis Valley, Eastern Plains, or even on the Front Range! Perhaps the most well known potatoes come from the San Luis Valley, which is home to many potato farming families who grow more than 70 varieties of potatoes. With plenty of sunshine and higher elevations, the valley’s mild growing conditions are ideal for potatoes. They even celebrate the potato with its...

This September Marks the 30th Annual Fall Festival & Quilt Show in Saguache

As the leaves begin to change color and the mornings greet us with cooler temperatures, we are reminded of the annual event which occurs on the 3rd Saturday in September. That would be the Fall Festival & Quilt Show held in Saguache, Colorado.  Originally entitled Handmade in Saguache Festival, it was meant to celebrate the harvest and the labors of those who had created homemade items for this event. Over the years, instead of visitors...

Town stage nears completion

By Nick Nevares It has been an amazing summer with so many positive things going on, so I wanted to update everyone regarding the stage.  While we had a few hiccups along the way, we are continuing to move forward with the next round of building on the stage. So here is where we are at: Our builder this summer had a number of commitments building in other locations, and when we got to the month ahead...
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Emma’s restaurant: A grandmother’s legacy from San Luis to Alamosa

By Chantelle Pence Emma’s Food of the Southwest sprang up along Main Street in Alamosa in 2017, but the restaurant’s roots run deep and can be traced back to one of the first families to settle in the San Luis Valley. The original Emma—Emma Espinoza—began serving burgers and red chili as a side business to the El Patio Inn, a historic bar in San Luis, sometime around 1954. She stayed consistent with her recipes, and eventually...

Area 420 is shaping more than just the cannabis industry in Moffat

By Kim Black Scattered along Highway 17 are greenhouses dedicated to the cultivation of marijuana, an industry that seemed to...

Challenger and Kit Carson in the same day

On September 17, Sasha Petrovick of Moffat summited both Challenger Peak and Kit Carson Peak. The local mountains over fourteen thousand feet elevation are popular with climbers from across...


Chorale Musical

Local composer Richard Allen has written a chorale musical called The Greatest Gift of All which will be presented in Crestone this coming Christmas season. Everyone is invited to join us in this...


De conformidad con el estatuto modificado de Colorado 1-5-205, la Secretaria y Oficial de Registro del Condado de Saguache, Trish Gilbert, anuncia que las elecciones coordinadas de 2023 se llevarán a cabo el...


Per Colorado Revised Statute 1-5-205, Saguache County Clerk & Recorder, Trish Gilbert, announces that the 2023 Coordinated Election will be held on Tuesday, NOVEMBER 7, 2023.  Ballots will be mailed to all active,...


PRUEBA DE LÓGICA Y EXACTITUD (LAT) PARA LAS ELECCIONES COORDINADAS 10 DE OCTUBRE DE 2023 Por medio del presente se informa que el 10 de octubre de 2023, a partir de las 9:00 a. m.,...


(Logic & Accuracy Test) OCTOBER 10, 2023 Notice is hereby given that a public  Logic and Accuracy Test of Saguache County’s voting equipment will take place on October 10, 2023, beginning at 9:00 a.m. at the...

Fence Creek Fire: An Update from Saguache Emergency Management

Saguache Emergency Management is currently monitoring a new fire...

The ecological role of the mosquito — They do more than just suck

By Zaylah Pearson-Good Fear strikes as an incessant, nasally buzz...

Mother Tree Festival: Remembering our Roots

By: Chantelle Pence We can’t choose our relatives, but we...

The Crane Festival returns to Monte Vista for 40th year

While the Cranes continued visiting the San Luis Valley...