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Feb. 18 crash claims DN man

Posted: Thursday, Feb 26th, 2015
RIO GRANDE COUNTY--On Wednesday, Feb. 18, at 1:15 am the Colorado State Patrol responded to a one vehicle crash on Rio Grande County Road 14, approximately four miles south of Del Norte.

Investigation revealed that a 1992 Ford F350 pickup truck was northbound on Rio Grande County Road 14 when it traveled off the east side of the road where

Snowstorm hits SLV, cancels school

Posted: Thursday, Feb 26th, 2015

SAN LUIS VALLEY--For the first time all winter, the San Luis Valley could declare a snow day on Monday.
After unseasonably warm temperatures and extended periods with no precipitation, this past weekend began to make up for some of the winter the Valley had missed so far.
Weekend snowfall reports ranged from 8 inches in Alamosa to nearly

Valley Publishing brings home 13 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 at

Big snow, small helper

Posted: Thursday, Feb 26th, 2015
Sunday and Monday's snowstorm led to a snow day for all schools across the San Luis Valley. Reports came from around Del Norte measuring at least 14 inches of snow.
Children across the Valley took advantage of their time enjoying the outdoors. Almost two-year-old Tori helped get her "grammy's" car unstuck Monday morning in Del Norte.

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Rio Grande Co. Health Fair set

Posted: Thursday, Feb 26th, 2015
DEL NORTE--Rio Grande County Public Health Department and the Rio Grande Hospital will be conducting the annual Rio Grande County Health Fair from 7-10:30 a.m. on March 28 in the Del Norte Elementary mini-gymnasium, 10th and Spruce Street.
All residents of the San Luis Valley are invited to attend.
This once-a-year outreach event provides basic wellness screenings to those individuals

New RGH clinic one step closer

Posted: Thursday, Feb 26th, 2015

DEL NORTE -- The future Rio Grande Hospital Clinic to be built in the former Super Foods building in Monte Vista cleared yet another stepping stone as the Monte Vista City Council gave its resounding conditional approval for the plans at their meeting Feb. 19.
The Planning and Zoning Commission (P&Z) had met on Feb. 10 and found

Astronaut Hall of Fame to induct Kent Rominger

Posted: Thursday, Feb 19th, 2015

DEL NORTE-- Kent Rominger was five years old when he took his first flight and his feet have hardly touched the ground since.
Since that first plane ride with his dad at the Del Norte airstrip, Kent, 58, has become a pilot himself, flown F-14 s for the Navy and taken five shuttles into space.
Chief of

Emergency management talks priorities

Posted: Thursday, Feb 19th, 2015

DEL NORTE, Representatives of the Rio Grande County Emergency Management Services and Partners, including, law enforcement, fire, ambulance and health and government officials, met at the annex building on Wednesday Feb. 11, to discuss individual departmental roles in an emergency.
SLV Emergency Preparedness Director Jerry Dennis led the roundtable discussion that began with an introduction of all who were

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