1. Cinco in September and its colorful dancers entertained crowds downtown Alamosa on Saturday evening.
  2. More than 1,000 high school and collegiate cross country runners descended on Alamosa to compete in the Joe I. Vigil Invitational held at Cattails Golf Course in Alamosa. Full results of the races are here: The highlights included Adams State men’s and women’s teams with perfect team scores of 15, and Alamosa High with a second-place team finish in the girls’ race and third-place team finish in the boys’ race. Sarah DeLaCerda paced the AHS girls team with a fifth-place individual finish.
  3. The San Luis Valley Potato Festival took over Chapman Park in Monte Vista and entertained with its big tricycle races (top photo) and great food. Attendees also took field trips into the Valley’s potato fields to gain a better understanding of potato operations.
  4. Oh, and Boogie Romero, an Alamosa icon, turned 88 and enjoyed his day at the Joe I. Vigil Invitational.

Weekend Heat

Alamosa established new record highs of 89 degrees on Friday, 89 degrees on Saturday, and 84 degrees on Sunday. More dry, warm weather is in store this week. Temps in the 80s and no precipitation in September is concerning to Valley water managers, and ag and farm operators.


Weekend Ahead

Looking ahead, downtown Alamosa will feature the Alamosa Arts Festival on Friday and Saturday. To get ready, several parking spaces throughout the downtown area will be blocked off on Friday, Sept. 17 between 6 a.m. and 2 p.m. to allow crews and artists to safely install new pieces. The parking spaces will reopen as soon as the art pieces have been installed … Society Hall on Saturday hosts its annual Raise the Roof benefit from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Fourth Street and Ross Avenue … Earlier in the morning Saturday is the 18th Annual Stephanie L. Miner 5K Walk & Run at Cole Park … Adams State football is at home this Saturday, Sept. 18 for a 7 p.m. kickoff against Western Colorado-Gunnison at Rex Field. The Grizzlies are 0-2 after losing to Eastern New Mexico over the weekend.