The Saguache County Museum

By Connie Rapalski The Saguache County Museum began as an idea that grew into a huge community project. At the time, all Colorado communities were asked to join in the 1976 Centennial celebration of the Rush to the Rockies, which brought miners and other pioneers to Colorado. Several clubs including the Saguache Women’s Club along […]

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Day Tripping – Part 2

By Mike Rosso In May 2015, we ran our first installment of the Day Tripping column which took us from Salida to Cañon City, over the Oak Creek grade to Westcliffe, down to Cotopaxi and back to Salida along U.S. Hwy. 50. Earlier this past June, my traveling partner Dan Smith and I chose the […]

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News From the San Luis Valley

by Gena Akers Wolf Creek Development Approved The Rio Grande National Forest (RGNF) has completed The Village at Wolf Creek Access Project analysis. The land exchange between the National Forest and Leavell-McCombs Joint Venture (LMJV) will provide the opportunity for LMJV to develop year-round access to their property. Approximately 177 acres of privately held land […]

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News from the San Luis Valley

Polston Property Annexed Alamosa city councilors annexed the controversial Polston school property in a unanimous vote, according to the Valley Courier. A group of Alamosa citizens had attempted to purchase the fertile piece of land to create the Rio Grande Healthy Living Park (RGHLP) with botanical gardens, a commercial kitchen and a production greenhouse as […]

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Hot Springs City, Colorado

By Christopher Kolomitz Easing the car off the highway and into the dirt parking lot at Joyful Journey Hot Springs, visitors gaze east out across the landscape which is nearly free of obstruction. Few trees, even fewer buildings and a steadily blowing breeze greet them as they hustle into the warmth of the now modern […]

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News from the San Luis Valley

By Patty LaTaille Solar Damages? Is Ron Briggs in a position to claim property damages due to Saguache County’s decision to permit California-based SolarReserve to build a concentrated solar power planet directly across from his property north of Center? Saguache County courts are willing to consider his case against the county, and it could be […]

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Riddles in the Rocks – The Bonanza Caldera

By Bill Hatcher Sherlock Holmes is, perhaps, the most famous detective of all time. Recently, he has received renewed attention in film and on television. However, a different sort of detective has been investigating a real-life enigma here in central Colorado for the past eight years. And if his pursuit seems less glamorous than what […]

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Motoring the Back Roads

By Phillip Benningfield So often we are stuck on the paved roads, busy highways, four-way stops; relegated to the same path, or in too much of a hurry to get to the next stop. Here’s an novel idea: sit back, roll down the windows, cruise slowly and play “Lowrider” on the 8-track while your passenger […]

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News from the San Luis Valley

By Patty LaTaille Journalist Allegedly Attacked A temporary protective order alleging physical and possible sexual assault was filed on a former Saguache County Commissioner and current Center school board candidate after an incident Wednesday, Oct. 12, at the Saguache County Courthouse. County Planning Commission Chairman and Center School Board candidate Bill McClure allegedly attacked Center […]

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Mike Rust – An Intense Guy

by Betty Plotz In order to pay tribute to his life, I’ve been casting about to find a word to describe Mike Rust. A unique and independent person who proudly lived “off the grid” near Saguache, Co, “Mike Bike,” as he was known by friends, disappeared on March 31, 2009 after confronting burglars near his […]

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Last of the Hot Lead Papers – The Saguache Crescent

In an era of newspaper closures and rapidly changing information delivery methods, it’s hard to imagine a news business continuing to employ early 1900s technology, yet still succeeding. One such operation still exists in Central Colorado and it is one of a few remaining newspapers in the country to produce a print product using Linotype.

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Some balance for Saguache

Letter from Marty Mitchell Saguache – February 2007 – Colorado Central Magazine Editors: Just read “A Cautionary Tale,” by Marcia Darnell, about the travails of businesses in Saguache in the January edition . Thank you for remembering Saguache is here, but why the heavy focus on the downside of things, without some balancing emphasis on […]

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