WELCOME to Monday, January 24, 2022. The week opens up with a Monday work session in Douglas County on the Renewable Water Resources plan to pump water from the San Luis Valley. The San Luis Valley County Commissioners Association is also in session. And take a look at a cool shoutout to the Woman’s Citizenship Club of Alamosa. Read on …
Attorneys brief Douglas County
Commissioners on RWR
Next up in Douglas County’s review of the RWR plan is a 1 p.m. Monday briefing by three attorneys steeped in Colorado water law. Douglas County has a series of work sessions set up as it vets the Renewable Water Resources for a possible $20 million investment to move the plan forward. A question that becomes relevant in the discussion on Colorado’s water law as it applies to the RWR proposal is what happens to Douglas County’s $20 million if the plan is not approved in water court? The attorneys who will be briefing the Douglas County commissioners are James Eklund, Glenn Porzak, and John Lubitz.
Woman’s Citizenship Club of Alamosa
recognized by national chapter
The local project by the Woman’s Citizenship Club of Alamosa to add the U.S. flag and P.O.W. flag to Boys & Girls Clubs of the San Luis Valley brought recognition by the General Federation of Women’s Clubs headquartered in Washington, D.C.
“Congratulations to Club President Helen Taylor and the members of the GFWC Woman’s Citizenship Club of Alamosa for a collaborative project that brought the community together and inspired patriotism,” the national chapter wrote.
If you missed The Citizen’s story on the project, you can find it here: https://bit.ly/3fRXvwZ.
Adams State gears up
for third Gives Day Telethon
The third annual Adams State Gives Day Talent Show and Telephone will be held on Feb. 15, with Alamosa Mayor Ty Coleman slated to co-host and alumni like Freddie Jaquez scheduled to perform. The talent show and telethon raises money for the university.
Mayor Coleman will join Adams State School of Visual and Performing Arts Director John Taylor, Ph.D., as co-host of the fast-paced evening of fun and celebration. The show features a range of live music including original acoustic, smooth Sinatra-style, ’80s pop and folklorico, with performances by alumni Freddie Jacquez, talented Adams State ensembles, and gifted theater majors. A light-hearted chemistry magic show and special recognition of the 2021 Adams State Women’s Cross Country Division II National Champions will round out the on-stage, live event.
Students will staff a live telephone bank to accept pledges made during the talent show. Viewers can call in to make a gift or a pledge to 1-844-GIVE-ASU or 844-448-3278. Viewers can make gifts online at adams.edu/foundation/online-donation. Gifts and pledges can also be made before and after the event by contacting the Adams State University Foundation Office at 719-587-7609.
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.
SLV Women’s March Photo Gallery
The weather was brisk on Saturday but that hardly stopped participants from turning out for the annual SLV Women’s March to Build a More Civil Community. Alamosa Citizen photographer C. Claire Lara was on hand to photograph the event. Photo gallery here: