Deputy DA no longer with DA’s office
Deputy District Attorney Alex Raines is no longer with the 12th Judicial District Attorney’s Office, District Attorney Alonzo Payne confirmed Tuesday when asked by AlamosaCitizen.com. “He’s no longer with our office, I can tell you that much.” Payne declined to provide additional information since it was a “personnel issue.”
Raines was sworn into the DA’s office in January of 2021. Raines declined to comment on the situation.
Ag Conference opens
at Ski Hi Regional Events Center
MONTE VISTA – The 2022 Southern Rocky Mountain Ag Conference opened Tuesday with a heavy dose of reality for San Luis Valley farmers. The opening sessions took farmers through new agricultural workers rights legislation adopted by Colorado in 2021 and the rising cost of doing business.
Larry Brown, the San Luis Valley Area Extension Director for CSU, opened the conference in the new Ski Hi Regional Events center. Karla Shriver, who along with Kathy Rogers spearheaded efforts through the Friends of Ski Hi to build the new events center, was among the attendees.
The conference continues Wednesday and Thursday. Jim Yahn, manager of the North Sterling Irrigation District, is the keynote speaker at Wednesday’s session. The conference’s full agenda is here.
District History Fair winners announced
ALAMOSA, – Middle and high school students competed in the annual District History Fair, part of the National History Day Competition. The event was held in-person on Saturday, Jan. 29. Hosted by the Adams State University Department of History, Anthropology, Philosophy, Political Science, and Spanish (HAPPSS), the event’s theme, “Debate and Diplomacy in History,” included individual and group entries.
According to Ed Crowther, Ph.D., Adams State emeritus professor of history and event organizer, 194 contestants participated, from Sargent Junior High, Centauri Middle School, Sanford Junior High School, Sangre de Cristo Junior High, Skoglund Middle School, Salida Middle School, Center High School, Sargent High School, and Alamosa High School. Winners will proceed to National History Day, sponsored by the University of Colorado, Denver, on April 30.
The following students received award certificates:
First place: Mary Willis, Sargent High School; second place: Kyla Davis, Sargent High School.
First place: William Lipke, Alamosa High School.
Senior Individual Websites
First place: Parker Ford, Sargent High School; second place: Chinmay Jayanty, Sargent High
School; third place: Montana Younkerman, Sargent High School.
Senior Group Websites
First place: Kaesyn Eagles and Corbyn Wright, Sargent High School; second place: Mario
Macias and Jose Valadez-Gonzalez, Center High School.
Senior Individual Exhibit
First place: Katherine Sewell, Sargent High School; second place: Evenly Martinez, Center High School; third place: Alexia Badachi, Center High School.
Senior Group Exhibit
First place: Marissa Floriani and Stephanie Johnson, Sargent High School; second place: Jessica Buser and Emma Sewell, Sargent High School, third place: Antonio Garcia and Megan Peterson, Sargent High School.
Senior Individual Documentary
First place: Antonio Martinez, Sargent High School.
Senior Group Documentary
First place: Burke Temple and Maximus Vitale, Sargent High School.
First place: Natalie Garcia, Centauri Middle School; second place: Emma Garrison, Centauri
Middle School; third place: Leo Smith, Centauri Middle School.
Junior Individual Exhibits
First place: EE-YAH-NEE Cordova, Centauri Middle School; second place: Kyra Griffin,
Sargent Junior High School; third place: Avery Hostetter, Centauri Middle School.
Junior Group Exhibits
First place: Kennidy Askew and Durae Naranjo, Sargent Junior High School, second place:
Carmen Campos and Regan Curtis, Sangre de Cristo Junior High School, third place: Ashton
Daley and Zane Boyle, Salida Middle School.
Junior Individual Documentary
First place: McKenzie Torres, Centauri Middle School; second place: Issac Montoya, Centauri
Middle School; third place: Anaiyah Romero, Centauri Middle School.
Junior Group Documentary
First place: Makenzie Huffaker and Harper Russell, Centauri Middle School; second place:
Joslyn Sowards and Sophie Sowards, Centauri Middle School; third place: Kendall Christensen,
Ezequiel Ruybalid, Giancarlo Ruvolo, and Kevin Estrada, Sanford Junior High School.
Junior Individual Websites
First Place: Alexis Jarvies, Centauri Middle School; second place: Ana Archuleta, Centauri
Middle School; third place: Alyvia Norton, Centauri Middle School.
Junior Group Websites
First place: Iliana Martinez and Shawncy Martinez, Centauri Middle School; second place:
Joselyn McCarroll and Mireya Martinez, Centauri Middle School; third place: Caden Casias and Cole Jackson, Centauri Middle School.
2022 Event Sponsorship Opportunities
ALAMOSA – If you are hosting an event in the City of Alamosa that will be held July through December of 2022, you can apply for the City’s Sponsorship Program! Knowing the ever-changing guidelines surrounding COVID-19, the City realizes that events are challenging to plan and that adjustments might be needed as the status with COVID changes. Applications will be accepted until Tuesday March 15, 2022.
Si está organizando un evento en la ciudad de Alamosa que se llevará a cabo de julio a diciembre de 2022, ¡puede solicitar el Programa de Patrocinio de la Ciudad! Al conocer las pautas en constante cambio que rodean a COVID-19, la Ciudad se da cuenta de que los eventos son difíciles de planificar y que podrían ser necesarios ajustes a medida que cambia el estado con COVID.
Alamosa looks to add
more art to its public collection
The city will be looking to add to its public art collection when the city council meets Wednesday. The city has purchased nine art pieces through the annual city of Alamosa Artscape downtown exhibits and wants to add another piece from the 2021 exhibits.
The city’s art committee voted on pieces to recommend to the city council for purchase. Under the Lovers Moon by AJ Davis ($7,840) was ranked first; Side by Each by Charlotte Zink ($7,200) ranked second; and Satos Horse by Jim Johnson ($24,000) ranked third. Since the City receives a 20% commission, the cost for each piece is reduced by 20% (prices shown already reduced by 20%).
The 2021 People’s Choice Award was presented to Cie Hoover for his piece, Balance in the Fray ($1,000).
The city council’s full agenda is here.