SLV Women’s March is Saturday

ALAMOSA — The 2022 San Luis Valley Women’s March will be held on Saturday, Jan. 22, at 11 a.m. The start of the march to “Build a More Civil Community” is at the corner of Richardson Avenue and Main Street (Hwy 160 W) in Alamosa. The San Luis Valley Women Alliance for Change Together organizes the march annually. It’s easy to participate. You just show up.

Adams State University Southwest Migrant Education staff members say thank you and Happy New Year to all their supporters. Adams State University Southwest Migrant Education staff members say thank you and Happy New Year to all their supporters.

Adams State Migrant Education says thanks

SAN LUIS VALLEY – The annual Adopt a Migrant Family event sponsored by the Adams State University Migrant Education Program continues its success assisting local migrant families. “Of course, we couldn’t have done it without the wonderful support of the community,” Esmeralda Martinez, director, said. “Our local agricultural workers have been heavily impacted by the pandemic; hence their extreme appreciation for all the wonderful donations and gifts.”

Martinez extends a special thank you to all of the sponsors: Valley-Wide Health Systems, Inc.; Colorado State Patrol #1; Toys for Tots; Colorado State Patrol #2; SLV Immigration Resource Center; Adams State University; Adams State President Cheryl D. Lovell, Ph.D.; Karla Hardesty; City of Alamosa; Energy Resource Center; Alamosa Elementary School; Friday Health Plans; Aguilar Automotive; Rio Grande Public Health; Conejos County Deptartment of Social Services; the Trinchera Blanca Foundation 2021; Blanca Potato LLC.; Weiss Dry Cleaners; Adams State Professional Administration Staff Council and the Classified Employees Council; Agriculture Coalition; San Luis Valley Federal Bank; Kevin Daniels; members of the Adams State executive team; Keith Andrew Brockhurst; James Taggart; Carol Counihan; Zapata Seed Company; Tomas and Natalee Mejia; Fidel Juan Francisco; Cisco NJ Construction LLC; Post Commissary LLC; and High Altitude Convenience, LLC.

“Thanks to all of the sponsors, we were able to help over 250 children and youth in our migrant community,” Martinez said.


ASD Opens the Floor for COVID concerns

Alamosa School Board heard comments on Thursday from parents, teachers and students on recent changes in COVID safety policy. 

Though it was not an official agenda item, word spread quickly that the district would open the floor to the community at the beginning of the board meeting. A handful of concerned parents and teachers offered differing opinions, but all shared a cordial understanding that the students are the priority. 

The board set a Resolution Addressing Face Coverings and Other COVID Mitigation Requirements at its Dec. 16 meeting, which made a change allowing parents to choose to send their children after a positive COVID exposure. The documents that highlight the resolution can be found here, and here.

After more than 30 minutes of community comments, board members Mike Mumper and Justin Rilling thanked everyone for voicing their opinions, and the agenda was continued.


CDOT to replace culvert on US 285
north of Monte Vista 

RIO GRANDE COUNTY ― The Colorado Department of Transportation will repair an aged culvert on US Highway 285 just north of Monte Vista. The location of the US 285 project is at MP 52.4 approximately one mile north of the US 160 and US 285 intersection. The old culvert will be replaced with an improved 24-inch pipe. The work will begin Monday, Jan. 24, and continue through Friday, Feb. 4.

Traffic Impact: Two lanes of traffic (northbound and southbound) will be maintained throughout the project; however, motorists will encounter lane shifts. There will be a reduced speed limit of 40 MPH through the work zone. Please slow down, watch for workers, be aware of heavy equipment, and use extreme caution in the area. CDOT encourages wide loads to find an alternate route. 

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