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Hiking in the SLV:  Discovering the hidden oasis of San Luis Lake State Wildlife Area

By Tegan Welsch-Rainek Just beyond the edge of the Great Sand Dunes National Monument, nestled at the foot of the Sangre de Cristo range, lies...

Hiking in the SLV: Sierra Blanca Trail

Editor’s note: Hiking in the SLV will become a new monthly additon to The Crestone Eagle print edition. By Tegan Welsch-Rainek In the heart of the...

Our March issue is here!

A great horned owl flies out of a cottonwood forest in the Baca Grande, near South Crestone Creek, to start its nightly hunt. Owls...

SOIL Sangre de Cristo February “Speaker Series”

SOIL Sangre de Cristo will host a "Speaker Series" on February 7, 7-8 pm via Zoom. Guest Speaker is Devon Peña, founder of the Acequia...

Rio Grande National Forest featuring “Avalanches on the Rio Grande” in next Forest Specialist Series

The Rio Grande National Forest is back for another year of hosting the Forest Specialist Series. Join us and Matt Huber, Colorado Avalanche Information Center...

Wounded deer alive and well

The wounded deer reported on in October is alive and well much to the relief of residents who had been following this deer’s plight...

RiGHT: A land trust for the San Luis Valley

By Anya Kaats. When Susan Pierce-Platais moved to the San Luis Valley (SLV) in 1996, she was eager to use her experience and background in...

Land, Water & People: Winter in the Mountains

By Kelly Defaye, Visitor Information Coordinator, Rio Grande National Forest. To set the scene, I’ve been working at the ranger station for about six to...

Mount Crestone a consideration for Kit Carson Peak name change

The Colorado Geographic Naming Advisory Board is considering a proposal to rename Kit Carson Mountain because of the violence carried out by Army officer Christopher...

Into the Wild: Snowshoes and snow caves

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 Winter camping. When I...

Culturally modified trees: Great Sand Dunes trees speak to the land’s rich Indigenous history

By Daniel Hart. While the Great Sand Dunes are probably most well known as a natural and geological wonder, the shifting folds of graceful sinuous...

34th Annual Crestone Energy Fair – ReImagine: Self, Village, Nature

The annual Crestone Energy Fair is a San Luis Valley tradition for more than 30 years. This free event showcases innovative ideas around construction,...

Water Art + Science Workshop w/ local artist and CU professor

💧💧💧Join local artist Jocelyn Catterson and Dr. Holly Barnard from CU Boulder to learn about data affecting groundwater in the Valley, the science behind...

Our water, climate & stream flow

Within the past 25 years climate in the northern San Luis Valley has changed significantly. As shown by data herein, rising temperatures and falling...

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