Monte Vista officials ‘outraged’
by RWR water exportation proposal
The letter opens by stating, “We are outraged and extremely disappointed in former Governor Bill Owens investing and supporting a scheme to transport our valuable water resource out of the San Luis Valley.” It then takes Owens and his former deputy Sean Tonner to task for pressing ahead by presenting their water exportation proposal to Douglas County Commissioners who are looking at using federal COVID relief month to invest in the proposal.
“COVID-relief funds – What? There are federal dollars that all of us pay into every year to the IRS!” Read the full letter here: https://www.alamosacitizen.com/statement-its-wrong-to-use-covid-relief-to-export-our-water/
Adams State’s SLV Promise aid
pays tuition and fees for local students
Adams State University welcomes back students for the start of the 2022 spring semester. There is still time to register for in-person classes beginning Jan. 17.
San Luis Valley students who graduated from an SLV high school are eligible to receive
the SLV Promise. As long as a student is Pell Grant eligible, determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), the SLV Promise will pay tuition and fees to attend Adams State. Registration deadline for SLV Promise is July 31.
First- and second-year students from the San Luis Valley of Colorado, or Taos and Rio Arriba
counties in New Mexico, who choose to live on campus receive the Grizzly Partner Scholarship, valued at $3200, which is used to help pay the costs of housing and meal plans.
Register now at adams.edu or call 719-587-7306 for more information.
Conejos County king of pot sales
in the San Luis Valley
The state reported record marijuana revenue for 2021 at $423 million, surpassing the $387 in pot sales recorded in 2020. There are three San Luis Valley counties that contribute to state sales – Conejos, Costilla and Saguache. Of those three, Conejos is the undisputed king of pot sales in the Valley with 2021 sales of $9.4 million. Comparatively, Costilla County recorded marijuana sales of $6.7 million and Saguache had $4.8 million in pot sales for 2021.
On a month-to-month basis, June, July and August are the busiest months for pot sales in the three San Luis Valley counties. Conejos tops $1 million in sales in each of those summer months.