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Broncos bring cheer to victims of La Jara fire

Posted: Thursday, Apr 30th, 2015

ALAMOSA -- The Denver Broncos didn't deliver a Super Bowl win this year, but two of them delivered happiness to victims of the La Jara fire when they visited Alamosa this past Friday.
Manny Ramirez and Ben Garland are big men, they need to be to perform their "day jobs," and they proved they have big hearts, as well.

Two Centauri seniors are Boettcher Scholars

Posted: Thursday, Apr 30th, 2015

LA JARA -- Since 1952, the Boettcher Foundation has awarded more than $65 million in undergraduate scholarships to many of Colorado's best and brightest students. 
With just 40 scholarships available this year, Centauri seniors Indica Maestas and Valentina Valdez pulled in two of them.

Students build arch

Posted: Thursday, Apr 30th, 2015
ANTONITO -- Established in 1901, the Antonito Cemetery is being cleaned up, and five Centauri High School seniors have learned a viable trade in the process.
Working under the direction of metal shop instructor Scott McCarroll, the young men were put to the test by designing and manufacturing a 20-foot metal arch that will be installed above

Kids ride train to clean up dump

Posted: Thursday, Apr 23rd, 2015
ANTONITO -- Braving a brisk spring wind, South Conejos School District students rode the train Wednesday morning to an illegal dumping site to help clean up trash and learn about the importance of environmental stewardship
The town of Antonito, Conejos County Clean Water (CCCW), San Luis Valley Ecosystems Council (SLVEC), South Conejos School District and the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic

Antonito land transfer opposed

Posted: Thursday, Apr 23rd, 2015

ANTONITO -- Alleging that the land was illegally acquired, three individuals are demanding prosecution of the current property owner and citing laws to back it up.
The land is across the road from the famed "Cano's Castle" and had been used by castle builder Dominic "Cano" Espinoza, who had been using the 3.75-acre parcel for storage, staging and gardening

Fast fire devastates downtown La Jara

Posted: Thursday, Apr 23rd, 2015

LA JARA -- Old wiring may be to blame for a rapidly moving fire that displaced nine families and destroyed three historic buildings on La Jara's Main Street.
The biggest building is believed to have been at least 100 years old and, though an official cause has not yet been determined, Rodney King, Conejos County emergency manager, said faulty

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