We Can’t Have Earthquakes in Central Colorado, Can We?

By Vince Matthews Not only can we have earthquakes here, but the 20th century witnessed two felt earthquakes in the Arkansas River Valley. And the scientific data shows us that we will have large earthquakes in the San Luis and Arkansas River Valleys in the future. What we don’t know is exactly where, or when. […]

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Places: The Crestone Stupas

By Ericka Kastner Passing through the San Luis Valley, travelers looking east toward the Sangre De Cristo Range may find it impossible to discern the two great stupas hidden among the trees, yet towering above the landscape in the mountain foothills just outside Crestone. The stupas are woven into the rich spiritual history of Crestone, […]

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From the Editor–Just Our Type

by Mike Rosso When we approached Buena Vista artist Brynn Ronning about featuring her artwork on our April cover, she offered us quite a few suitable “springtime” options. But there was something about that typewriter, maybe a bit of nostalgia – the clacking of keys versus the sterile sound of today’s computer keyboards. Perhaps it […]

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A Farmer Far Afield–American Schnitzel: The War on Peace

by John Mattingly Note: this is the first in a three-part series that looks at the current cultural sausage being made by our U.S. military, starting with the curious case of the American Sniper, followed by the troubling question of military honor and why our high-powered, big-dollar U.S. military keeps losing wars. The final piece […]

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The Real Deal Music Review

by Brian Rill ELM – Darkness Made Light Known 2014 elmtunes.com In the damp, waterlogged hills of rural Scotland sits an old house in autumn. Vines ascend its austere stone walls, escaping an abundant landscape. Over dozens of miles a proud and majestic river known by the name of Orchy weaves under a verdant green […]

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Book Review–Desert Rims to Mountains High

Desert Rims to Mountains High By Richard F. Fleck 224 pages, Graphic Arts Center Publishing Company 2013 ISBN-13: 9780871089687 Reviewed by Jane Koerner Richard Francis Fleck’s Breaking Through the Clouds, published in 2004 by Pruett, covered a lifetime of outdoor exploration on two continents. In his recently published, renamed revision, Desert Rims to Mountains High, […]

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The Crowded Acre: Technology on the Farm

By Jennifer Welch Although sometimes I hate to admit it, I belong to Gen Y, the Millennials, Generation Next. I do not have a college degree, despite the years I spent in college. I spent a period of time cohabitating prior to getting married. I have had access to the Internet since I was in […]

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Three Governors in One Day

by Kenneth Jessen Most politics today are comprised of attack ads, but in the past, politics were downright dirty. Leave it to Colorado to raise the bar and do something unprecedented in United States history by having three different governors in one single day! The November 1904 election was so intense that few Coloradans paid […]

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News from the San Luis Valley

by Gena Akers From Crop Circles to Baseball Diamonds Geoff West, a former baseball coach, professional scout and owner of the Pilot Baseball Academy, has hopes of building a 24-field park east of Alamosa. During a presentation at the annual SLV Tourism Conference, West said the complex could bring up to 2,000 little league players […]

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Regional News Roundup

Browns Canyon Declared a National Monument Employing the Antiquities Act, President Obama named Browns Canyon a national monument on Feb. 19. The designation provides new layers of federal protection to the nearly 21,000 acres east of the Arkansas River in Chaffee County. Legislative attempts to preserve the area failed to advance through Congress, and Obama […]

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A Community at a Crossroads

My opinion on this is that the commissioners made a choice to spend taxpayer money to support a political cause, and this is just plain wrong. Politics aside, the decision simply is not in the best interests of the county or taxpayers. The purpose of legal notices is to get information out to the general public. With a larger base and more local news, more people simply have a better chance of seeing legal notices in the Tribune.

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Q & A with Photographer Bill Ellzey

Crestone resident Bill Ellzey has travelled the planet as a photographer and teacher. His works from India, China, Australia, Japan, Mexico, Alaska, Egypt, Ireland, Bhutan, Zambia, Chilean Patagonia and the American West have been published in the U.S. and abroad. Ellzey’s images can be found in magazines, books, calendars, newspapers, catalogs, annual reports, galleries and […]

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