IN today’s daily report, the Alamosa Veterans Day Parade is Thursday at 10:45 a.m. on Main Street Alamosa, more accolades for Adams State’s Brianna Robles, and the Monte Vista Crane Festival gets marketing support. Read on:

Adams State’s Robles
named Athlete of Year

It’s been quite the cross country season for Adams State’s Brianna Robles. She won the RMAC title, the NCAA DII South Central Regional title, and now has been named NCAA Regional Athlete of the Year.

Robles, who has been documenting the cross country season for Alamosa Citizen, heads into the NCAA National Cross Country Championships in nine days, Nov. 20, among the favorites. Her Adams State team is ranked No. 1 and Robles will vie for the individual national crown. We’ll be rooting for Robles and the Grizzlies.

AHS Key Club hosts food drive

The Alamosa High School Key Club is hosting a food drive to benefit SLV Food Bank Network. The Key Club is accepting donations through Nov. 19. 

To support the efforts, Kiwanis Club of Alamosa and Alamosa Public Library have a donation box set up at the library (300 Hunt Ave., Alamosa). Stop by with any of the following items for the SLV Food Bank Network to distribute to those in need in our community:

  •     Canned meat (tuna and chicken)
  •     Peanut butter & other nut butters
  •     Low-sodium canned veggies & beans
  •     Gluten-free items
  •     Healthy canned or boxed meals (chili, etc.)

All of the items collected at Alamosa Public Library will be donated along with the items collected by Kiwanis Club and AHS Key Club. For more information contact the library at 719-589-6592.

The Friends of the San Luis Valley National
Wildlife Refuges awarded tourism grant

MONTE VISTA, CO — The Friends of the San Luis Valley National Wildlife

Refuges was awarded a $28,000 marketing matching grant from the Colorado Tourism Office (CTO) to fund an enhanced marketing program for the Monte Vista Crane Festival, the organization announced Tuesday. The goal of the campaign, it says, will be to increase visitor stays and spending during and around the annual series of events each spring.

“With this grant, The Friends of the San Luis Valley National Wildlife Refuges, Monte Vista Crane Festival Committee, strive to encourage diverse tourists of all ages to come experience and learn about Sandhill Cranes and their link to wetlands and agriculture,” said Deb Callahan,

President of the Friends of the SLV National Wildlife Refuges and co-chair of the Monte Vista Crane Festival Committee. “We hope once tourists experience the festival they will extend their stay beyond the three-day Monte Vista Crane Festival to take advantage of all the unique experiences available in the San Luis Valley.”

With the funds from this grant, The Friends of the San Luis Valley National Refuges organization says it will launch a variety of efforts to enrich the Monte Vista Crane Festival, including promoting other unique experiences in the San Luis Valley during the months of February, March and April. It also plans to help educate the public on why cranes depend on the San Luis Valley for successful migration between wintering grounds and breeding grounds.

Adams100 Scholarship Social

The Colorado Farm Brewery is hosting the Adams State Alumni Association and anyone who wants to taste the new Adams100 beer on Friday evening. The commemorative beer was created by the Colorado Farm Brewery in celebration of Adams State’s 100th birthday. The party starts at 5 p.m. until close at the Colorado Farm Brewery, 2070 County Road 12 South. Cost is $25 and includes food and one Adams100 beer (or soda). There also will be live entertainment and prizes. Sounds like a great evening.

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