Cancer survivors needed
for volunteer study
ALAMOLSA – 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.
Those interested are encouraged to attend an informational meeting at either noon or 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 19; or noon or 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 20; or noon or 5:30 p.m. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or Peggy Johnson at 719-589-0593, email email@example.com.
Slash pile burns planned
for Rio Grande State Wildlife Area
MONTE VISTA – Colorado Parks and Wildlife, in cooperation with the Colorado Division of Fire Prevention and Control, will conduct slash pile burning operations in the Rio Grande State Wildlife Area over the next few weeks. If weather conditions permit, burns are planned for January and into February.
Slash piles have been created to remove debris and reduce hazardous fuel accumulation to help reduce the risk of larger wildfires. The piles are burned in areas where other means of disposal are not feasible.
Smoke may be visible in the area and could persist for several days as fuels burn themselves out. Crews will be on scene throughout the process. The public is reminded not to call 911 or other emergency services if smoke is visible from the burn areas.
CPW works closely with agencies such as the Colorado Air Pollution Control Division, Division of Fire Prevention and Control and local authorities in developing and implementing any burning project.
Prescribed fire smoke may affect your health. Additional information is available at https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/cdphe/wood-smoke-and-health.
Rio Grande State Wildlife Area is a 935-acre property in Rio Grande County that offers good fishing and hunting opportunities. It is closed to public access Feb. 15 through July 15 to protect nesting and wintering bird populations.
SLV Women’s March
is Saturday, Jan. 22
ALAMOSA – The 2022 San Luis Valley Women’s March will be held on Saturday, Jan. 22, at 11 a.m. The start of the march to “Build a More Civil Community” is at the corner of Richardson Avenue and Main Street (Hwy 160 W) in Alamosa. The San Luis Valley Women Alliance for Change Together organizes the march annually. It’s easy to participate. You just show up.