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Mogote area may be solar hot spot

Posted: Thursday, Sep 18th, 2014
ROMEO -- A sunny Thursday morning made quite the case for developing solar energy on Bureau of Land Management (BLM) parcels west of Romeo.
During the agency's final tour the Valley's Solar Energy Zones (SEZ) this week, those curious about the pros and cons of an alternative energy project on public lands joined BLM staff for an experiential learning

No big rush for recreational marijuana in south SLV

Posted: Thursday, Sep 18th, 2014

VALLEY -- Marijuana has been a documented part of human life since Biblical times, but it's not likely to be available in Antonito any time soon, while the town of San Luis is preparing to receive its first application for recreational sales.
Both towns approved recreational marijuana sales earlier this year after Colorado voters approved it and Colorado defied

State's longest-running lawsuit boils on

Posted: Thursday, Sep 18th, 2014

SAN LUIS -- A civil case rooted in Mexican land grants of the 1840's has raised its head yet again as it has been learned than a number of families have yet to be notified and haven't laid claim to their ancestral land rights.
A hearing slated for 10 a.m. Friday in Costilla County District Court is an effort

Attempted abduction report falls apart upon investigation

Posted: Monday, Sep 15th, 2014

ANTONITO -- An abundance of caution Monday morning led to an all-points bulletin and the locking down of area schools. Further investigation suggested it was all for naught.
Early reports said four males allegedly attempted to abduct a toddler in Antonito at 9 a.m.
Later investigation revealed that the incident happened about two hours earlier in an area

Dane Mortensen suffers setbacks, sister thrives

Posted: Monday, Sep 15th, 2014

aurora -- The two Sanford children who were critically burned in an accidental fire July 1 are still in the care of Children's Hospital, though Tamlen "Tams" has been released to the Ronald McDonald House.
Two and one-half-year-old Dane Mortensen has been moved out of the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU), which the family and hospital staff say


Posted: Monday, Sep 8th, 2014
We have been informed that Sanford School District is currently in LOCKOUT. An attempted kidnapping occurred at another location. Be on the lookout for a white Pontiac with tinted windows and Virginia license plate number U-XFE4847.

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