Latest San Luis Valley Stories

2010-07-13 10:26:00

DENVER, July 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Colorado Mountain Club (CMC) will host its annual Blanca Fest in Alamosa, Colo., Aug. 21, 2010 in Cole Park. Blanca Fest is an all-day communal get together for hikers, families, and nature enthusiasts to hike the best trails, peaks and cultural sites San Luis Valley and Sangre de Cristo range have to offer. After a day of hiking, attendees can kick back and relax with an evening of entertainment including, live music, food and beverages, and lots more....

2008-08-26 06:00:40

By Roger Fillion A severe hailstorm in south central Colorado earlier this month wiped out part of the barley crop that MillerCoors and Anheuser- Busch use to brew beer. A MillerCoors spokesman said the Aug. 16 storm that battered the San Luis Valley would not affect its beer production or prices. An Anheuser-Busch spokesman declined to comment beyond a written statement. The storm, the worst in recent memory, caused an estimated $42.4 million in crop damage in the worst-hit areas of...

2008-07-27 12:00:28

By Matt Hildner, The Pueblo Chieftain, Colo. Jul. 27--ALAMOSA -- The federal government will try to secure its right to groundwater beneath the Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve on Wednesday, when a three-week trial is scheduled to open in the Water Court for Division 3. Attorneys with the Department of Justice filed a claim to a right that would entitle it to all unappropriated water in the unconfined aquifer needed to maintain ground water levels in the park. The "in-place"...

2008-07-08 12:01:07

By Matt Hildner, The Pueblo Chieftain, Colo. Jul. 8--ALAMOSA -- The Bureau of Land Management lifted its moratorium on applications for utility-scale solar projects last week, but how the move will affect Colorado's one potential project on federal public land remains to be seen. Jim Sample, a spokesman for the state BLM office in Lakewood, said the agency had not been in touch with California-based OptiSolar since the moratorium was lifted Wednesday. OptiSolar had started an...

Latest San Luis Valley Reference Libraries

Rio Grande National Forest
2013-12-30 12:28:35

The Rio Grande National Forest is a 1.86 million acre United States National Forest located in southwestern Colorado. The forest includes the San Luis Valley, which is the world’s largest agricultural alpine valley, in addition to one of the world's largest high deserts located around mountains. The Continental Divide runs along the majority of the forest’s western border. It lies in parts of nine counties, Mineral, Conejos, Rio Grande, Saguache, Hinsdale, San Juan, Archuleta, Custer, and...

Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve
2013-04-17 17:19:34

Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve is located in Colorado in the United States. The park occurs in what is known as San Luis Valley in the far eastern areas of Saguache and Alamosa counties. The area was first established as a national monument in 1932. It was not until 2000, when Congress passed the Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve Act of 2000, that the area became a national park. The park underwent an expansion when the government, collaborating with the Nature...

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