Planting season for San Luis teens involved in the Move Mountains Youth Leaders summer garden program. The young farmers planted red and green cabbage, broccoli, and cauliflower, with sweet peas, bolita beans, concho and blue maíz, and calabacitas still to come. It’s all part of The Acequia Institute’s healthy community foodscape initiative. Photo courtesy Devon Peña.
NO wind. Or maybe we should say less wind, just to be safe. That’s what the forecast calls for during the early part of the week, with temps in the high 70s and low 80s for the most part. Here are five nuggets of information to get your week started. And a reminder at the end on road construction.
1. From the weekend:
Graduation is always the happiest day of the year. You see it in the smiles and through the pride that shows up during graduation ceremonies. This past weekend it was graduates from Adams State University and police cadets graduating from Trinidad State College that punctuated the weekend celebrations. The TSC cadets were sworn into the police and sheriff agencies serving the San Luis Valley during a ceremony in Monte Vista.
Adams State, during a ceremony at Plachy Hall on Saturday, awarded 192 bachelor’s degrees, 447 master’s degrees and 6 doctoral degrees. Enjoy this photo gallery of Adams State’s graduation. Photos by Linda Relyea and Amy Kucera of the Adams State Communications staff.
2. Coming this week: Ag commissioner tours Valley
Colorado Ag Commissioner Kate Greenberg tours the Valley this week and plans on attending the annual Congreso de Acequias being held Saturday at the Centennial School in San Luis. State Sen. Cleave Simpson is scheduled to join Greenberg on a visit to Valley farms during her visit Friday.
3. ICYMI: A cool new coming attraction for the San Luis Valley
The new Frontier Drive In is an exciting new destination for locals and visitors alike. It’s a project by the Falcone family in Denver, who through their own vast connections have a great shot at making the Frontier a place for the times. Take a deep dive into the project with our story and podcast package. It takes you behind the scenes of the new Frontier and how it came to be.
4. New librarian in Alamosa
At Wednesday’s Alamosa City Council meeting, new Librarian Maria Kramer gets introduced. A special event permit for the Alamosa Round-Up on June 23-26 is also on the city council agenda set. Full agenda is HERE.
5. Fireworks are moisture-dependent
If the Valley is going to see any fireworks in the sky come this Fourth of July, well, there’s going to need to be some rain the weeks ahead – and right now it’s not looking good. We asked Alamosa Police Chief Don Chapman for his thoughts on this year’s Fourth of July. He said he’ll make a recommendation closer to July.
Just a reminder that construction on Lane 6 North begins Monday, May 16. This will be a summer-long project that impacts local traffic on Lane 6 North and detours any visitors attempting to get to the Great Sand Dunes via Lane 6 North. Here’s more on the project.
Finally, there will be a full closure of Main Street in Alamosa on Wednesday, May 18, to allow CDOT crews to re-stripe the road. Main will be closed from West Avenue to Denver Avenue from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.
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