Exciting news dropped over the weekend when our friends at The Colorado Sun reported on Saguache County landing the Seven Peaks Festival promoted by the world’s top concert promoter, Live Nation. You can read about it here and what it means for the San Luis Valley. 

The Monte Vista Crane Festival takes center stage this week when thousands of bird enthusiasts descend on the Valley. Organizing committee member Jenny Nehring offers her insights and gives us the history of the event in this episode of The Valley Pod.

Mike Roque, executive director of the Community Foundation of the San Luis Valley, writes in to AlamosaCitizen.com to report on why the community foundation rejected Renewable Water Resources offer to partner with them. Read Roque’s Letter to the Editor explaining the development. 

The Chaffee Shuttle kicks off its community pop-up events to get public input on potential solutions for shuttle service options in the San Luis Valley and Chaffee County. Here is the full schedule of the Chaffee Shuttle community meetings that begin on Tuesday, March 8.

Xcel Energy this week also has community open houses scheduled to learn about its Alamosa to Antonito transmission line rebuild project. A virtual meeting is scheduled for Monday, March 7, from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. To join the live virtual meeting go to XcelEnergy.com/AlamosatoAntonito. Xcel has in-person meetings slated for Wednesday, March 9, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Alamosa Family Recreation Center, and Thursday, March 10, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Knight of Columbus, 521 Spruce St., in La Jara.

Have a great week, and we hope you’ll take Jenny Nehring’s advice and get to the Monte Vista Wildlife Refuge this weekend for the Monte Vista Crane Festival.

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