Chaffee County Shuttle report
Chaffee County Shuttle established commuter shuttles from Saguache to Salida, Saguache to Alamosa, and South Fork to Alamosa in 2021 in its effort to add mass transit options to the San Luis Valley, according to a presentation the shuttle service provider gave to county commissioners from across the San Luis Valley on Monday.
Hank Martin, executive director of Chaffee County Shuttle, said the company served 814 riders on its weekly Saguache-to-Salida shuttle, 709 riders on its weekly Saguache-to-Alamosa shuttle, and 186 passengers on its weekly South Fork-to-Alamosa service. Each shuttle service stops in towns along the way, including Center and Monte Vista, to pick up passengers, said Martin.
Chaffee County Shuttle has been plotting how to grow its service across the San Luis Valley. “Our presence is already being felt,” Martin said. “We’re starting to build some steam.”
Chaffee County Shuttle representatives met with the San Luis Valley County Commissioners Association to discuss its next steps on adding more routes and expanding service across the Valley.
To learn more about existing Chaffee County Shuttle routes visit this web page: http://www.chaffeeshuttle.com/
To learn more about its expansion plans in the San Luis Valley visit this web page: www.SLVTransitPlan.com.
Who’s shooting the BB gun?
Alamosa Police Department said that on Saturday, Jan. 22, 2022 it received numerous complaints of vehicles being shot by someone with a BB gun from a moving vehicle. As of now, the police department has taken 55 reports of vehicles being damaged by the suspect. Alamosa police said it has identified a person of interest and continues to work all possible leads. Since it is an ongoing and active investigation, Alamosa police said no further information will be released until the suspect is in custody. The damage is currently estimated at approximately $20,000. If you discover you are a victim of this ongoing investigation please contact the Alamosa Police Department at (719) 589-2548 to report it.
Cancer survivors needed for volunteer study at Adams State
The Adams State University Department of Kinesiology will continue the Larry Holder Exercise and Cancer Survivorship program in late January. The program studies the effects of exercise on the physical, mental, and social health of cancer survivors. All cancer survivors ages 18 years or older are welcome to participate regardless of gender, type, or stage of cancer. There is no cost to the participant.
Interested participants are encouraged to attend an informational meeting at either noon or 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 19; Thursday, Jan. 20; or Wednesday, Jan, 26 in the Adams State East Campus Building Room 101. The East Campus is located on the corner of First Street and La Veta Avenue in Alamosa. Masks are required in all indoor settings on the Adams State campus.
For more information, or for those who can’t attend one of the scheduled meetings, please contact the Adams State Kinesiology Department graduate program coordinator Ines Curti at 859-684-3511, email email@example.com, or Peggy Johnson at 719-589-0593, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Newest Valley Pod episodes:
Alamosa Schools and Ag Conference
The effort by Alamosa Schools to co-create a strategic master plan with community members, and the upcoming Southern Rocky Mountain Ag Conference in Monte Vista are the subjects of episodes 3 and 4 of The Valley Pod. You can find links to each podcast below. We hope you’ll take a listen.