• The neglected template for marijuana regulations

    It is amazing what a stiff set of regulations can do to keep out unwanted development and how loosely written regulations can invite in all manner of exceptions and excesses.

  • La Garita Creek Ranch conserved

    Every two and a half minutes, the American West loses a football field worth of natural area to human development. While this loss likely occurs at a slightly slower pace in the San Luis Valley, it is nevertheless a significant threat to our beloved wide open spaces, water, and way of life.

  • Sheriff’s Report

    The following records were provided by the Saguache Sheriff’s Office for the week of July 2-9

  • Marijuana/land use code revisions ready for review

    The marijuana regulation revisions prompted by the moratorium on commercial marijuana enacted in February have been released by the Saguache County Land Use department, and a public hearing will be held on the revised regulations on Thursday, July 19.

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  • Opinion

    Chamber thanks Taste of the Valley sponsors

    The First Annual Taste of the San Luis Valley was a superb success. Food, music, brews, ice cream, pastries, shopping, and sunshine. The sunshine we will credit to a higher power.

  • Record

    or citizen review: Public hearing guidelines

    The following guidelines for public hearings are found in the Saguache County Oil and Gas regulations, some of which are contained in the Saguache County Land Development Code. They are similar to the guidelines used in other counties in Colorado.

  • Community

    Public invited to view drone testing July 14

    Valley residents are invited to watch as two dozen small research drones zip, hover, and soar over parts of the San Luis Valley Saturday, July 14, collecting data on how and where clouds form, storms start, and rain falls.

  • Community

    Clips from the Clerk

    As we complete another successful election, we would like to again thank our election judges for their dedication to this very important process (listed in no particular order): Karen Cowan, Kathy Geddes, Lisa Jaminet, Chuck Tidd, Donna Ford, Barbara Tidd, Lucky Ford, Kevin Noland, Richard Drake, Marilyn Fenton and Bill Hazard New to the process this election – unaffiliated voters were able to vote for the first time ever.

  • Obituaries

    Poor Boy Car Club show Saturday

    The eighth annual classic Poor Boy Car Club show will be held at the Center Schools parking lot Saturday July 14, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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