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GSFCF supports nominated students

Posted: Sunday, Apr 20th, 2014
DEL NORTE--Three students from the third grade were nominated by Abby Herman to attend the National Youth Leadership Forum this summer in Denver.
These students were nominated because they consistently demonstrate outstanding skills in leadership and in academics. The students nominated were Benjamin Parra, Kelci Madrid and T.J. Sanchez. The program is an awesome opportunity for the students, but

HVCC celebrates students, donation

Posted: Sunday, Apr 20th, 2014
DEL NORTE, A dinner and entertainment event at the Windsor Hotel and Dining Room on Thursday, April 10 featured a presentation and a formal "thank-you" to Gordon and Suzie Off for their "dedication, commitment, and donation to HVCC."
This event allowed everyone to sit back and enjoy a nice evening as a community and to enjoy food and entertainment by

BREAKING NEWS! Man briefly escapes custody

Posted: Friday, Apr 18th, 2014
DEL NORTE, While being transported from the Rio Grande County Courthouse in Del Norte back to the Rio Grande County Jail by deputies at approximately 11 a.m. on Friday, April 18, David Marquez, 44, of Monte Vista, briefly escaped.
Marquez bolted away from his escort and made it half a block away to 630 Oak Street where he attempted to

Rio Grande County honors employees

Posted: Thursday, Apr 10th, 2014
Courtesy photo
Rio Grande County Commissioners honored employees for their years of service at the regularly scheduled meeting on April 2. Chair Karla Shriver awarded certificates, service award pins and words of thanks to the following employees:
Back row: Marvin Gates with five years of service with the road and bridge department as an equipment operator; Chris Leist with five

Calvillo’s opens new restaurant in Del Norte

Posted: Thursday, Apr 10th, 2014
DEL NORTE, With some important things missing, Martin Lopez decided to open his new restaurant anyway.
"We could use those details like a menu and a sign to help business," said Lopez. "It would help us to get packed; Calvillo's gets packed. It is not an option."
Lopez said that he wants to be very busy and feels that some

Museum hosts Hilos Culturales

Posted: Thursday, Apr 10th, 2014
DEL NORTE, Alamosa based Hilos Culturales presented their "Desde Ayer" (from yesterday) photography collection of musicians of southern Colorado and northern New Mexico as the first of three shows at the Rio Grande County Museum on Friday, April 4.
In Spanish, Hilos means thread. Hilos Culturales translates to cultural thread.
Dr Herman Martinez is the executive

Food program changing, needs help

Posted: Thursday, Apr 10th, 2014
DEL NORTE, Starting on April 24, local commodity distribution will change from a quarterly to a monthly schedule.
For the past 14 years, volunteers from Chapel of the South Fork have handled the distribution of government commodities to the local communities and have distributed the food from the annex in Del Norte four times each year.
Coordinator Pat Fluck said,

Restoration uncovers lost Prospector’s treasure

Posted: Thursday, Apr 10th, 2014
DEL NORTE - Journalism school teaches one to never ever start a story with a quote; unless it is an absolutely, positively, awesome one.
This story about local newspapers and history could have started with this quote:
"If the job of a newspaper is to record history as it happens, how cool is it if that comes back

High Valley scales back proposal

Posted: Thursday, Apr 10th, 2014
DEL NORTE - Organizers of the proposed High Valley Park and Recreation District, High Valley Community Center (HVCC), have decided to move forward on the park and recreation district with boundaries that do not include South Fork or the immediate surrounding area. 
"We wish there was a mutually acceptable way to form the district so as to benefit the originally

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