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Cold shooting dooms Pirates in tilt with Falcons

Posted: Thursday, Feb 26th, 2015

LA JARA--Just like the blistery cold weather the San Luis Valley felt last Tuesday, the Monte Vista shooting from the field was cold and doomed them in an Intermountain League doubleheader at Centauri High School.
The Lady Falcons opened up the night with a 67-28 win before the boys' squad won the game by a score of 52-34.

CDOT, Antonito plan infrastructure improvements

Posted: Thursday, Feb 26th, 2015

ANTONITO -- The Colorado Department of Transportation and contractor Concrete Works of Colorado (CWC) plans to begin a concrete reconstruction project Feb. 24 on U.S. Highway 285 through Antonito.
It's good for the economy, according to Jeanne Welsh of the Steam Train Hotel, who says workers from the highway project have already checked in, along with people from the

Valley Publishing brings home CPA awards

Posted: Thursday, Feb 26th, 2015

MONTE VISTA--Valley Publishing staff received 13 awards at the Colorado Press Association's annual awards banquet held Feb. 21 in Denver-- five first place awards, six second and two third.
With 13 being the highest number of awards ever presented to Valley Publishing newspapers, Publisher Jennifer Alonzo says, "I am incredibly proud of our staff for such an amazing showing

Illegal dumps can trash environment

Posted: Thursday, Feb 26th, 2015

ANTONITO -- With $120,000 in grant funds in hand and an ambitious plan in place, local agencies are uniting to stop illegal dumping in Conejos County; however, public awareness is a big key.
This Environmental Protection Administration (EPA) grant is one of 12 grants totaling $1.4 million awarded to community-based organizations and tribal governments who are working to

Centauri, Alamosa split IML rematch tilts

Posted: Thursday, Feb 19th, 2015

LA JARA--As the postseason picture starts to clear up, Intermountain League action heated up at Centauri High School on Friday night. The Centauri Falcons were able to capitalize on the Mean Moose who were only able to hit 10-of-24 from the free throw line for a 49-39 win before Alamosa's boys used a 12-0 run in the third quarter

Sanford Science Fair projects explore mysteries of life

Posted: Thursday, Feb 19th, 2015
ANFORD -- Sanford held its annual Science Fair on February 5. Students prepared their best experiments and displayed them for all to see.
The list of winners is:

4th Grade
1st Place--Parker Vannoy--Fertilizer Mania
2nd Place--Texa Bond--Which Chip is the Greasiest?
3rd Place--Alyssa Edgar--Invincible Bubbles
HM--Emery Mortensen--What Soap Makes the Most Bubbles
HM--Jessica Smith--Rainbow Garden

Antonito seniors prove pool prowess

Posted: Thursday, Feb 19th, 2015
Courtesy Photo
The Antonito senior pool team won over Alamosa, 16-10 last week, continuing their winning streak. Pictured from left in the front row, Harold Abeyta, Becky Vigil, Phillip Romero, Arlene Sisneros, Tom Martinez, Leo Armenta, Juan Jaramillo and Anthony Martinez. Back row, Leonard Quintana, Nestor Romero, Gilbert Garcia (team captain), Leroy Archuleta, Tom Romero, Phil Salazar and Mike Collins.

Battle wages over who owns Rio Grande

Posted: Thursday, Feb 19th, 2015

VALLEY -- Long assumed to be the boundary of the Sangre de Cristo Land Grant (SdCLG), as well as Costilla County itself, the Rio Grande has come under debate by those who would change the boundary.
The Rio Grande is the fifth longest river in North America --and among the 20 longest in the world.
Now part

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