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Sanford seniors walk into tomorrow

Posted: Thursday, May 28th, 2015
Sanford graduates 24 seniors
On Friday evening, May 22, Sanford seniors took the stage as students for the final time. The ceremony began with an invocation by JT DePriest and then a welcome by Robbie Smith. The retiring staff, Kathy Jackson and Connie Beckner, were recognized for their many years of dedicated service to the Sanford School District. Dustin Faucette
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A weekend of memories across the Valley

Posted: Thursday, May 28th, 2015

MONTE VISTA -- The past and present were entwined during the annual Memorial Day Observance at the Colorado Veterans Cemetery-Homelake.
Matthew Martinez, a Marine and member of the Monte Vista City Council was Master of Ceremonies, replacing longtime emcee Larry Mitchell (CMsgt. USAF Ret.), who received resounding thanks for his past service.
The Fort Garland Memorial Regiment, brought the
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Here's to the Falcons!

Posted: Thursday, May 28th, 2015
Photo by Sylvia Lobato
It was a classy touch and a great send-off Saturday as the Class of 2015 bid farewell to high school days as Boettcher Scholar Valentina Valdez offered a toast to memories. She had placed a can of pop under each of her fellow graduates' chairs and asked each to pull it out and open it to
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Bringing the past to life Members of the Fort Garland Memorial Regiment and Ladies of the

Posted: Thursday, May 28th, 2015
Photo by Sylvia Lobato

Members of the Fort Garland Memorial Regiment and Ladies of the Garrison brought the past to life Monday as a fitting end to their annual encampment, which took place at Fort Garland Saturday and Sunday.
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C&TS celebrates 45th year of operation

Posted: Thursday, May 28th, 2015
Photos by Sylvia Lobato
At left, Antonito Mayor Aaron Abeyta proclaims the Cumbres & Toltec Railroad a great historic monument and an economic boon for the area as the steam powered narrow gauge train heads out of the railroad yards enroute to Chama, N.M.
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C&TS rolls out Saturday

Posted: Thursday, May 21st, 2015
ANTONITO -- Opening Ceremonies for the 45th Season of the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad will be at 8 a.m. May 23. at both the Antonito, Colo. and Chama N.M. depots
This is the 45th season of the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad.
The ceremony at the Antonito depot will commence with John Bush, President of the Cumbres & Toltec
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Sanford third grader honored for patriotism

Posted: Thursday, May 21st, 2015
Sienna Daniels proudly displays honor awards as she sits between Lt. Col. Isaac Martinez and Command Sgt. Major Richard Yohn of the Colorado National Guard during ceremonies at Sanford Monday
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Fourth JD prosecutor assigned to DuPont case

Posted: Thursday, May 21st, 2015
By SYLVIA LOBATO
CONEJOS -- A special prosecutor has been assigned in the case of former Conejos County Department of Social Services (DSS) employee Janet Yvonne DuPont, 64.
DuPont is charged with computer crime, embezzlement of public property, first-degree official misconduct and embezzlement of public monies during her term of employment, and court records show that 12th Judicial District Attorney
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Commissioners clear Garcia, Broyles

Posted: Thursday, May 21st, 2015
By SYLVIA LOBATO
CONEJOS -- If something happened, it was unintentional.
After an extensive investigation, the Conejos Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) May 15 concluded that allegations of fraud against two Department of Social Services (DSS) are not supported by the facts, other testimony or evidence.
Maria Garcia, DSS director, and Kathryn Broyles, income maintenance supervisor, have been on unpaid
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