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Taking a hay ride...

Posted: Thursday, Aug 27th, 2015
Photo by John McEvoy
A truck and trailer full of hay rolled over at the intersection of Highway 112 and 7N near Del Norte when the axel broke just as the driver made the eastbound turn onto 7N. Nobody was injured in the roll over. Friends and neighbors came to the rescue with another flat bed trailer and equipment to

Out-of-state fires create hazy SLV skies

Posted: Thursday, Aug 27th, 2015

ALAMOSA -- Fires from the northwestern U.S. are affecting the San Luis Valley's blue skies and mountain views.
Although the San Luis Valley was not included in air quality alerts late last week due to fires elsewhere, haze from those fires blurred the Valley's skyline.
Skies throughout Colorado are expected to be hazy throughout the weekend, as smoke from

Del Norte schools welcome new year

Posted: Thursday, Aug 27th, 2015

DEL NORTE-- Children can be heard laughing. Bells can be heard ringing. Yellow busses carrying a special load are seen each morning and evening. Footballs are flying. Coaches are yelling. Cheerleaders are smiling. The 2015-2016 school year has officially begun for the Del Norte School District.

Local legend Ernie Wilkinson dies

Posted: Thursday, Aug 20th, 2015
MONTE VISTA-- "I never had a dull moment and only an occasional bad day" Charles Ernest "Ernie" Wilkinson.
Wilkinson, whose life was certainly devoid of "dull moments," passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 11 at the age of 91.
An author whose newspaper columns entertained and educated audiences for many years, Wilkinson had also written an autobiography, "Colorado Outdoor Living,

Zollars named new RG County judge

Posted: Thursday, Aug 20th, 2015
RIO GRANDE COUNTY--Last Thursday Gov. John Hickenlooper announced the appointment of Barbara Zollars as Rio Grande County Court judge in the 12th Judicial District (Alamosa, Conejos, Costilla, Mineral, Rio Grande and Saguache counties).
She will fill the vacancy created by the appointment of the Honorable Patrick H. Hayes, Jr. to the District Court bench in the 12th Judicial

Town board to consider marijuana sales

Posted: Thursday, Aug 20th, 2015

DEL NORTE-- At the Del Norte Town Board meeting held on the evening of Wednesday, Aug. 12 the trustees were approached by an individual seeking to gain permission to sell recreational retail marijuana. Rhonda Richardson, a business owner of 25 years, addressed the trustees and asked for their consent to operate a retail marijuana operation in the town of

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