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KZBR’s Wednesday’s News @ Noon 4-15-15

Adams State University

The Adams State University Faculty Clarinet Recital by Alyssa Powell will begin at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, April 18, in Leon Memorial Hall. The program will include a great deal of variety with pieces by Carl Maria von Weber, Miklós Rózsa, Barry Cockcroft, and Gregory Wanamaker. For more information, call 719-587-7621.

 
The Adams State University Counseling Center will host an exclusive screening of the new documentary “The Hunting Ground,” a film by Kirby Dick, which premiered this spring at the Sundance Film Festival. The film examines the issue of sexual assault on college and university campuses. The screening will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 16, in Carson Auditorium in the Student Union Building. The event is free. After the viewing, a talk-back panel will discuss the issues presented in the movie. For more information call 719-587-7746.

 
The Adams State University Free Faculty Lecture, “American Debt: Are We Maxed Out?,” by Armando Valdez begins at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 15, in Porter Hall room 130. Controversial, misunderstood, and much-debated, the U.S. national debt is a relevant topic and this lecture will add at least one more perspective to the conversation. For information call 719-587-7767.

 
The Veterans at Adams State are hosting their 3rd annual banquet. The banquet, starting at 5 p.m. on the 18th of April, will be a 1940s USO theme, and will include dinner and a silent auction. Captain Jack Bilack, author of “Flight Medic” will be the guest speaker and entertainment will be Reveille 3, an Andrews Sisters Tribute Act. Tickets are on sale now – $10 for students and $20 for the general public. To get yours call 719-587-8452 or 719-850-3883, or email asveterans@grizzlies.adams.edu

National Library Week

The Conejos Library District will be celebrating National Library Week during April 12-18. Fines will be forgiven for those who visit the library during this week. In addition, we will be giving away a free book for any children who come in and a free ice cream treat will be given to all new patrons who sign up for a library card during National Library Week. Come and celebrate with us at the La Jara and Antonito Libraries. For more information call 274-5858 or 376-5904

The Center for Restorative Programs

The Center for Restorative Programs will offer mediation training in Alamosa on Friday and Saturday, April 17th and April 18th. This training is designed for potential volunteers, but is open to any interested persons 16 or older. Participants must pre-register by April 15th. Call Heather Driedger at (719) 589-5255 to register or for more information.

The Alamosa Optimist Club

The Alamosa Optimist Club proudly presents renowned magician Keir Royale performing one day only in two separate “Magic & Illusion” shows on Saturday, April 18, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. in the Ortega Middle School auditorium. Keir has been performing for over 21years and has received many awards including runner-up for Best Stage Magic at the esteemed Midwest Magic Jubilee. He will amaze and astound with clever illusions, magical surprises and audience involvement suitable for all ages! The annual event helps support the Alamosa Optimist Club’s Youth Eyeglass Project which assists in providing eye exams, glasses, and various visual needs to San Luis Valley youth. Tickets are $5 each general admission seating, and will be sold at the door one hour prior to each performance. Seating is limited, so please plan on arriving early. Carrying the motto “Bringing Out the Best in Kids,” Optimist Clubs conduct service projects which reach five million young people each year. The Alamosa Optimist Club has been providing programs to support youth-oriented endeavors for over 26 years and is proud to be serving the youth of Alamosa and the surrounding communities of the San Luis Valley. The Alamosa Optimist Club meets every 2nd, 3rd and 4th Tuesday of the month at noon at the Bistro Rialto Restaurant and invites anyone interested to attend. For more information, contact Kris at 719-480-9420 or at alamosaoptimistclub@gmail.com or visit our Facebook page at “Alamosa Optimist Club”

9Health Fair

Alamosa County Public Health Department has set the date for its annual 9Health Fair. This year the fair will be held on Friday, April 17 from 7a.m. to 11 a.m. You must be 18 years or older to participate. This year’s theme will be “Back to the Basics!” The focus will be on getting participants in and out as quickly as possible. The site co-coordinators, Pat Radford and Kelli Robinson-Gonzales, announced that there will be approximately 20 blood stations to accomplish this. Alamosa 9Health Fair will provide: registration ambassadors to assist with registration forms, Spanish translators, a separate check-in line for online registrations, medical advisors to help you select which blood tests you should choose, colon cancer screening kit – $25, free blood pressure/pulse screening, height/weight/BMI screening, first aid station, Ask a Medical Question/Get a Referral. Alamosa’s fair will not have interactive educational centers. 9Health Fair is endorsed by the Colorado Medical Society, Colorado Nurses Association, and the Colorado Hospital Association. To register online go to www.9HealthFair.org

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KZBR Wednesday’s News @ Noon

Adams State University

The Adams State University Cloyde Snook Gallery exhibit A Fish that is Waterless, new prints by Sarah Smelser, treads a line between elegant and awkward, deliberate and intuitive, skilled and naïve. An artist lecture begins at 4 p.m. Wednesday, April 8, in the Art Building room 227. A reception will follow. The event is free. The exhibit continues through April 10. For information call 719-587-7823.

 
The Adams State University Brass Choir will share its inaugural performance at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 9, in Leon Memorial Hall. Music performed will be traditional music for brass from the 1400′s, transcriptions of folk songs and choral works. For more information, call 719-587-7621

 
The Adams State University Brass Choir will share its inaugural performance at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 9, in Leon Memorial Hall. Music performed will be traditional music for brass from the 1400′s, transcriptions of folk songs and choral works. For more information, call 719-587-7621

 
The Adams State University Advocating, Celebrating, Educating Conference “Equity in Sports and Other Arenas” will be held April 10 and 11 on campus. The event is free and open to the public. The conference will include a Safe Zone Training. The keynote speaker, Dr. Pat Griffin will address “LGBTQ Inclusion in Athletics: Successes and On-Going Challenges.” For information call 719-587-7208 or visit blogs.adams.edu/lgbtq.

 
The Adams State University Cloyde Snook Gallery exhibit A Fish that is Waterless, new prints by Sarah Smelser, treads a line between elegant and awkward, deliberate and intuitive, skilled and naïve. An artist lecture begins at 4 p.m. Wednesday, April 8, in the Art Building room 227. A reception will follow. The event is free. The exhibit continues through April 10. For information call 719-587-7823.

La Puente

Are you a parent, teacher, guardian, or children’s group leader looking for a way to teach your kids about how they are a valued part of their community? It can be difficult to communicate with our children about how to help others. La Puente is hosting a CROP Hunger Walk on Sunday, April 12th from 1-4 pm to raise awareness of just how far many people in the world must walk in order to receive food and fresh water. In addition to the Walk, individuals and teams have the opportunity to raise funds in support of foreign hunger relief and part of the proceeds will also go to our local Food Bank. Meet at the Senior Citizen’s Center in Cole Park to decorate signs and register at 1 p.m. The walk will begin at 2 p.m. and will be followed by a free meal and live music. Pets are welcome outside. For more information on how you can register for and attend CROP Walk, contact La Puente’s Community Education Office at 587.3499 or email communityeducation.lapuente@gmail.com

The Center and Rio Grande Conservation Districts

The Center and Rio Grande Conservation Districts will be holding their Annual Meeting on April 10, 2015 at the Monte Vista Elks Club. This event is held annually in order for the districts to report what they have accomplished each year to their agricultural producers and partnering agencies. Dinner will be served at 6:00 p.m. followed by each districts business meetings and door prize drawings. Space for this event is limited, so please RSVP if you would like to attend to Brenda Anderson, 719.454.3400 x104.

National Library Week in Conejos

The Conejos Library District will be celebrating National Library Week during April 12-18. Fines will be forgiven for those who visit the library during this week. In addition, we will be giving away a free book for any children who come in and a free ice cream treat will be given to all new patrons who sign up for a library card during National Library Week. Come and celebrate with us at the La Jara and Antonito Libraries. For more information call 274-5858 or 376-5904

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KZBR’s Wednesday’s News @ Noon 4-1-2015 (No April Fools Here :)

Adams State University

Biology, Spanish, history, music – psychology, chemistry, and art – the annual Adams State University Student Scholar Days includes presentations from disciplines across campus. Student Scholar Days highlights the academic achievements of undergraduate students at Adams State. Presentations are scheduled for April 2 and April 3 in McDaniel Hall room 101. The event is free. For information visit adams.edu/studentscholars.

 
Adams State University Dr. Carol Guerrero-Murphy will be joined by fellow author and friend, Laura Pritchett, for a public reading of their work. The event, Further Adventures, begins at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 7, in McDaniel Hall room 101. The event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

Teen Drug Use

Teenage Drug use in our Community. Do you know the signs of teenage drug use? Do you suspect that your child may be using drugs? Learn the signs and symptoms of teenage drug use. Hear testimonials from former teenage drug users. Learn what to do if you have a suspicion that your child may be using. Meet other parents and concerned community members. 6 pm on Wednesday, April 1 st at the Alamosa High school Auditorium.

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KZBR’s Wednesday’s News @ Noon 3-25-15

Adams State University

Biology, Spanish, history, music – psychology, chemistry, and art – the annual Adams State University Student Scholar Days includes presentations from disciplines across campus. Student Scholar Days highlights the academic achievements of undergraduate students at Adams State. Presentations are scheduled for April 2 and April 3 in McDaniel Hall room 101. The event is free. For information visit adams.edu/studentscholars.

La Puente’s Outreach Services Center

La Puente’s Outreach Services Center is looking to assist San Luis Valley Veterans through a variety of services including medical and non-medical gas vouchers, household provisions, interview or work clothing, and help with tuition or job training. Eligible veterans are able to receive gas vouchers for appointments within the San Luis Valley and throughout the state of Colorado. These services are offered through a grant which requires documented proof of a veteran’s honorable or Other Than Honorable discharge status either through their DD-214 paperwork or a letter from a V.A.’s office. If you are unsure whether or not La Puente Outreach can help you, please call for more information. Andrea can be reached at 719.587.3781 ext. 30, or through email at andrea.outreach.lapuente@gmail.com. Please Note: funding is limited, so if you or someone you know is a veteran in need of assistance, contact La Puente Outreach Services today.

Teen Drug Use

Teenage Drug use in our Community. Do you know the signs of teenage drug use? Do you suspect that your child may be using drugs? Learn the signs and symptoms of teenage drug use. Hear testimonials from former teenage drug users. Learn what to do if you have a suspicion that your child may be using. Meet other parents and concerned community members. 6 pm on Wednesday, April 1 st at the Alamosa High school Auditorium.

SLV Chapter of Trout Unlimited

The San Luis Valley Chapter of Trout Unlimited will hold its regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, March 31st at the SLV Health, Education and Conference Center(1921 Main Street, Alamosa) starting at 7:00 PM. At this month’s meeting staff from the Rio Grande National Forest will be on hand to take comments and answer question regarding the revision of the forest plan. The emphasis of this meeting will be Streams, Lakes, Reservoirs, Wilderness, Native Fish and other relevant topics. Participation at these meetings will be used to inform the assessment phase of the Rio Grande National Forest Plan revision. This planning process will decide how the Forest will be managed over the next 20 years, so your participation is important! The meeting is open to the public. Refreshments will be provided and a prize drawing will be held at the end of the meeting. Trout Unlimited is dedicated to the conservation, preservation, and restoration of North America’s coldwater fisheries and their watersheds

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KZBR’s Wednesday’s News @ Noon 3-18-15

From the Alamosa County Public Health Department

All San Luis Valley residents are encouraged to protect their families from the serious health risks associated with radon by reducing any elevated radon levels found in their homes. Radon is a naturally-occurring, colorless and odorless radioactive gas which is the second-leading cause of lung cancer in the United States and contributes to as many as 500 lung cancer deaths in Colorado each year. Approximately 50 percent of Colorado homes have radon levels in excess of the EPA recommended action level. Any house may have high levels of radon even if neighboring homes do not. The repairs can be effectively accomplished for the price of a typical home repair. Alamosa County Public Health Department and the San Luis Valley Public Health Partnership provide vouchers for free radon test kits at your local public health agency locations in Center, Del Norte, Creede, San Luis, La Jara or Alamosa. For more information, contact Regional Environmental Health at 719-587-5206.

Spring cleaning can increase your risk of exposure hantavirus unless you take proper precautions. Hantavirus causes Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome (HPS), a relatively rare but very serious disease that results in death for more than one-third of those who become infected. In the San Luis Valley, hantavirus is carried by deer mice, which can move into barns, sheds, crawlspaces, and attics to keep warm through the winter. The virus can be found in the urine, saliva and droppings of infected mice. People are infected by breathing in the virus when stirring up dust from mouse nests or mouse droppings in areas with poor ventilation, or when handling mice. To protect yourself and your family, do not sweep or vacuum mice droppings or nesting materials, because breathing dust containing infected droppings or urine is the most common way to be exposed to the virus. Before entering or cleaning enclosed buildings and other enclosed areas where mice may have been present, open them up to air out for 30 minutes. Wear gloves and consider wearing an N-100 rated respiratory mask (available at most hardware stores) when cleaning rodent-infested indoor areas. Spray mouse droppings and nesting materials with a disinfectant and let them sit for a few minutes before disposing of them in a plastic bag. Take steps to keep rodents away from your home. Early medical care is crucial for those who do become infected. First symptoms of HPS appear 1-6 weeks after exposure and are flu-like: fever, headache, muscle pain, and sometimes nausea and vomiting. A few days later, difficulty breathing develops and progresses very quickly to inability to breathe. Anyone who experiences early symptoms in the weeks following exposure to rodents, their droppings, or their nests, should seek medical care immediately and be sure tell the medical provider about the exposure to rodents. Since hantavirus was first identified in the Four Corners area in 1993, Colorado has had more confirmed cases of HPS than any other state except New Mexico. Last year there were two confirmed cases of HPS in the San Luis Valley. For more information call your local Public Health agency (Alamosa County 589-6639; Conejos County 574-4307; Costilla County 672-3332; Mineral County 658-2416; Rio Grande County 657-3352; Saguache County 655-2533) or go to www.cdc.gov/hantavirus

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KZBR’sWednesday’s News @ Noon

Don’t Forget Pam Tebow Will Be In Alamosa!!

For a fraction of the price of a Broncos game ticket, San Luis Valley residents will have the opportunity to meet a member of the Tebow clan right here in Alamosa this April. Pam Tebow (yes, Tim’s mom!) is coming to offer her unique perspective on pro-life issues. For those who may not be familiar with the Tebows, their notoriety as a family increased when their youngest son, Tim, won the Heisman Trophy following his sophomore football season with the Florida Gators. Tim went on to play as a quarterback for the Broncos in the NFL. In 2010, Pam and Tim were in a Super Bowl commercial that celebrated family and life, which, according to a Barna survey, resulted in 5.5 million people “having cause to rethink their stand on abortion.” ESPN aired a portion of the interview with Pam that focused on her refusal to abort “Timmy” when she was advised to do so – a decision that resulted in a thriving and successful young man being allowed to live out his life. Pam Tebow’s incredible testimony of faith, coupled with her son Tim’s fame, has given her a unique platform to spread the pro-life message across the nation. Pam enjoys speaking for women’s groups, nonprofit fundraisers, and other events in cities across the country, and is currently writing a book on parenting. Pam will be sharing her captivating story at the San Luis Valley Women’s Resource Center annual fundraiser on April 9, 2015. The event will be held at River of Life Church in Alamosa. Tickets for the fundraiser are $45 and include the opportunity to hear Pam’s message, followed by a dessert reception and an opportunity to meet Mrs. Tebow. Tickets may be obtained by visiting the SLV WRC office at 3211 Main St. in Alamosa or calling 589-6698.

9Health Fair

Alamosa County Public Health Department has set the date for its annual 9Health Fair. This year the fair will be held on Friday, April 17 from 7a.m. to 11 a.m. You must be 18 years or older to participate. This year’s theme will be “Back to the Basics!” The focus will be on getting participants in and out as quickly as possible. The site co-coordinators, Pat Radford and Kelli Robinson-Gonzales, announced that there will be approximately 20 blood stations to accomplish this. Alamosa 9Health Fair will provide: registration ambassadors to assist with registration forms, Spanish translators, a separate check-in line for online registrations, medical advisors to help you select which blood tests you should choose, colon cancer screening kit – $25, free blood pressure/pulse screening, height/weight/BMI screening, first aid station, Ask a Medical Question/Get a Referral. Alamosa’s fair will not have interactive educational centers.
Which screenings are right for you?
Basic Blood Chemistry (12 hour fast recommended) $35
Blood Cell Count $20
Vitamin D $45
Hemoglobin A1C $30 (for diabetes management /no fasting required)
PSA (For Men Only) $30
9Health Fair is endorsed by the Colorado Medical Society, Colorado Nurses Association, and the Colorado Hospital Association. To register online go to www.9HealthFair.org

 

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KZBR’s Wednesday’s News @ Noon 3/4/15

Adams State University

Adams State University will welcome Opera Colorado to campus for a one evening performance of Romeo and Juliet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 10, in the newly renovated Richardson Hall Auditorium. Take the journey as Opera Colorado presents the world famous love story of Romeo and Juliet, Gounod’s opera based on the play by William Shakespeare. For more information or tickets, call 719-587-7621.

 
Two one-act plays Central Park West, written by Woody Allen and directed by David Boncyk, and WASP, written by Steve Martin and directed by Jake Webb, open at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 10, in the Adams State University Xperimental Theatre. Directed The production runs nightly through March 14. To reserve tickets call 719-587-8499.

 
The Adams State University Free Faculty Lecture, “Leading Ladies: Women Political Leaders Across the World,” by Dr. Mari Centeno begins at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 11, in Porter Hall room 130. For information call 719-587-7767.

 
The Adams State University Guest Percussion Concert by Alex Wier will begin at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 12, in Leon Memorial Hall. Wier has presented solo recitals at numerous universities around the United States and is a member of the percussion trio Atlas Percussion. For more information, call 719-587-7621.

Outreach Services

Winter is here, and many people in the San Luis Valley are in need of ways to warm their homes. If you or anyone you know is looking for a chance to donate fire wood or fallen timber, please contact Outreach Services at 719.587.3781. Fire wood of all shapes and sizes welcome.

The Alamosa Live Music Association

The Alamosa Live Music Association presents An Evening with John Denver feat. Chris Collins Saturday, March 14, The Windsor Hotel, Del Norte. Join us for a special evening of food and music! Talented entertainer, Chris Collins will pay tribute to the music of John Denver following a gourmet two course meal. Dinner starts at 5 p.m., concert at 6:15 p.m. Tickets: $45, no discounts. Advance tickets available at Narrow Gauge Bookstore, Alamosa and Windsor Hotel, Del Norte. ALMA “Builds Community through Quality Live Music.” For more information like ALMA on Facebook or go to www.almaonline.org.

Press Release From The Conejos County Sheriff’s Office

Press Release from the Conejos County Sheriff’s Office: Early 2014 an investigation was opened by the Colorado Department of Human Services for alleged Fraud Involving Government Assostance Funds of the Conejos County Department of Social Services. Once the Colorado Department of Human Services completed their investigation all of their findings were turned over to the Conejos County Sheriff’s Office on February 18, 2015. The Conejos County Sheriff’s Office opened an investigation on a complaint that two employees with the Conejos County Department of Social Services (DSS) improperly approved public assistance. The complaint stated that the party would not be eligible for Colorado Works/Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (CW/TANF). It is reported that CW/TANF Eligibility was processes and/or authorized for public assist from July 2014 through January 2015. The benefits included CW/TANF, Medicaid, the Colorado Child Care Assistance Program (CCCAP) and supportive services (e.g., clothing, gas, and car tires). The Conejos County Sheriff’s Office is looking back to dates going as far back as August of 2010. As a result of the investigation, there have been two Department of Social Services workers suspended with pay, that allegedly approved the public assistance funds. This matter remains under investigation.

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KZBR’s Wednesday’s News @ Noon 2-18-2015

Pam Tebow (Yes, Tim’s Mom!) Will Be Coming To Alamosa!

NFL Mom and Pro-Life Advocate to Speak at Fundraiser Banquet in April!
For a fraction of the price of a Broncos game ticket, San Luis Valley residents will have the opportunity to meet a member of the Tebow clan right here in Alamosa this April. Pam Tebow (yes, Tim’s mom!) is coming to offer her unique perspective on pro-life issues. For those who may not be familiar with the Tebows, their notoriety as a family increased when their youngest son, Tim, won the Heisman Trophy following his sophomore football season with the Florida Gators. Tim went on to play as a quarterback for the Broncos in the NFL. In 2010, Pam and Tim were in a Super Bowl commercial that celebrated family and life, which, according to a Barna survey, resulted in 5.5 million people “having cause to rethink their stand on abortion.” ESPN aired a portion of the interview with Pam that focused on her refusal to abort “Timmy” when she was advised to do so – a decision that resulted in a thriving and successful young man being allowed to live out his life. Pam Tebow’s incredible testimony of faith, coupled with her son Tim’s fame, has given her a unique platform to spread the pro-life message across the nation. Pam enjoys speaking for women’s groups, nonprofit fundraisers, and other events in cities across the country, and is currently writing a book on parenting. Pam will be sharing her captivating story at the San Luis Valley Women’s Resource Center annual fundraiser on April 9, 2015. The event will be held at River of Life Church in Alamosa. Tickets for the fundraiser are $45 and include the opportunity to hear Pam’s message, followed by a dessert reception and an opportunity to meet Mrs. Tebow. Tickets may be obtained by visiting the SLV WRC office at 3211 Main St. in Alamosa or calling 589-6698.

Adams State University

The Adams State University Cloyde Snook Gallery exhibit Propel, by local artist Sharon McCoy, displays a body of ceramic sculptures fixed on a portrayal of longing and a passionate desire to journey beyond the restrictive present. An artist lecture begins at 4 p.m. Thursday, February 19, in the Art Building room 227. A reception will follow. The event is free. The exhibit continues through March 12. For information call 719-587-7823.

The Adams State University Teacher Education Department is seeking applications for outstanding educators for the Fourth Annual ASU Educators Hall of Fame. Nominees must have a minimum of ten years in the educational field. For more information call 719-587-8110.

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KZBR’s Wednesday’s News @ Noon 2/11/15

Adams State University

An unspoken love – the Adams State University Theatre Production, Stop Kiss, a romance for Valentine’s Day with an important message, opens at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, February 10, in the Xperimental Theatre. Directed by senior theatre major Clarissa McNamara, the show runs nightly through February 14. To reserve tickets call 719-587-8499.

The Adams State University Faculty Percussion Recital by James Doyle will begin at 7 p.m. Tuesday, February 17, in Leon Memorial Hall. Music will include Electric Counterpoint by Steve Reich; Woodpecker by Louis Andriessen; First Concerto by Lou Harrison; After the Crash by Andrew Staniland and New-thaan by Bob Becker. For more information, call 719-587-7621.

SLV Cancer Relief Fund

The 4th Annual Concert for Cancer Relief features songwriters Dana Cooper of Nashville, Kelley Mickwee, member of the acclaimed group the Trishas, and Alamosa’s own Don Richmond. The event will happen in Leon Hall on the ASU campus at 7:30 pm on February 14, 2015. Tickets are $25.00 for adults and $15.00 for 18 and younger and may be purchased at the Green Spot in Alamosa, the Windsor Hotel in Del Norte, or by emailing wellspring@att.net. All funds raised go directly to San Luis Valley cancer patients through the SLV Cancer Relief Fund.

Creede’s Cabin Fever Daze

February brings love and happiness our way with Creede’s Cabin Fever Daze! Come on up to Shake off the Fever with games, music, comedy, hockey, gallery openings, art contests, Creede curling, fireworks and much more! February 13, 14, and 15 is the weekend to enjoy all our mountains have to offer with a snowmobile ride, cross country skiing, snowshoeing and a winter biathlon of biking and hiking. Check us out on Facebook – Creede Cabin Fever Daze, come on up and Shake off the Fever! More information is on Creede.com and Creede Cabin Fever Daze on Facebook.

Scott Tipton in Monte Vista

Upper Rio Grande Economic Development Council (URGEDC) has arranged a luncheon with U.S. Representative, Scott Tipton on February 19 in Monte Vista at the Movie Manor Restaurant. Luncheon guests are encouraged to arrive promptly at 11:00. Reservations are required. Because seating will be limited, those interested in attending the luncheon are encouraged to make reservations early. All reservations must be received by noon on Tuesday, February 17. To make a reservation, please call 719-852-3626 or 719-852-5921. Attendees may choose among six entrees: cod fish fillets, chicken fried steak, roast beef dinner, chicken fillets, chef salad or crispy chicken salad. All entrees will be served with a choice of iced tea, coffee or soft drinks and chocolate cake for dessert. URGEDC is a non-profit organization whose membership includes community leaders, elected officials, business leaders, utility representatives, bankers and more. The organization advocates wise use of the San Luis Valley’s abundant resources coupled with smart planning to create thriving and prosperous communities. The organization has recently hired an economic developer charged with the mission of serving as a communication hub for a economic development activities within the region and assisting in a diverse range of development projects. To learn more or to join, attend one of URGEDC’s regular meetings or the Representative Tipton Luncheon. Regular meetings are held at 7 a.m. on the second Tuesday of the month. Meeting locations rotate among local communities. For the next meeting location, check www.facebook.com/urgedc.

SLV Tourism Conference

The San Luis Valley Tourism Association announces the 2015 SLV Tourism Conference will be held Tuesday, February 17th. It will take place at Adams State University from 9 am to 4 pm in the student union building . The SLVTA will be unveiling it’s new “Keep It Cool in the San Luis Valley” campaign to promote the valley as a “Cool” destination for tourists who live in “hot” markets such as Albuquerque, Phoenix, Dallas, and Pueblo and the Arkansas Valley. Several members of the Colorado Tourism Office in Denver will be speaking on topics such as Social Media 101, Building Agritourism in your community, Appealing to International Visitors, and more. This dynamic team will be available for questions and networking throughout the day. Also on tap, Geoff West, CEO of Top of the World Baseball Series, will be giving a presentation on 24 baseball fields set to be built in the San Luis Valley to attract travel ball teams from across the country. This park is set to be in construction this summer, open in 2016, and offers a cooler, drier alternative to the constantly booked parks in Cooperstown, NY. At full capacity it will attract over 1,000 players and coaches each week, along with their families and could potentially add millions of dollars to the local economy. The cost of the conference is $30 and includes lunch and refreshments. Additional members of the same company/entity are $20. Register in advance and receive a free “Keep It Cool’ T-shirt with the campaign logo. Register by emailing your name, organization and number of attendees to sanluisvalley.org@gmail.com. As always, attendees will be welcome to share what is new in their county, city, organization, or business. Please limit your presentation to 3 to 5 minutes so everyone will have a chance. A silent auction will raise more funds to promote the Valley, and if you have an item to donate please email the above address with your contribution so you will be acknowledged in conference materials. This Conference and the Keep It Cool Campaign are sponsored by: Rio Grande County, Alamosa County, Mineral County, Saguache County, SLVREC, Adams State University Community Partnerships, and Colorado Gators Reptile Park.

Happy Valentine’s Day & Happy Reading

The GFWC Woman’s Citizenship Club, partnering with the Friends of the Alamosa Public Library, wishes you a “Happy Valentine’s Day” and Happy Reading. GFWC WCC is sponsoring a Valentine’s Day book giveaway with the Friends of the Alamosa Public Library – Get your Special gift of Romance books during the week of Valentine’s. Pick up a gift bag at the Alamosa Public Library, Feb. 9-14th, 2015. The Woman’s Citizenship Club is a member of the General Federation of Women’s Clubs (GFWC), the worlds’ oldest and largest women’s organization working to make a difference in our community through volunteer service.

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KZBR’s Wednesday’s News @ Noon 2/4/15

Adams State University News

An unspoken love – the Adams State University Theatre Production, Stop Kiss, a romance for Valentine’s Day with an important message, opens at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, February 10, in the Xperimental Theatre. Directed by senior theatre major Clarissa McNamara, the show runs nightly through February 14. To reserve tickets call 719-587-8499.

 
Nurture the minds of young scientists – enrollment has begun for STEM Saturdays. Sponsored by Adams State University and Title V the free interactive science, technology, engineering, and mathematics sessions stimulate the imagination and curiosity of young students. Reservations are required. Enrollment is limited. For a sessions schedule and registration form visit adams.edu/stem or call 719-587-7586.

Milagros Open Mic Night

Love to perform? Milagros Coffeehouse in Alamosa will be hosting its monthly Open Mic Night on Saturday, February 7 from 6 PM – 8 PM. Bring a song, story, poem, or any other creative talent to share with the community! Sign-ups are first come, first served the night of the event, and Milagros coffee will be available for purchase. Open Mic Nights are held on the first Saturday of every month. For more information, call the Community Education Office at 719.587.3499 or e-mail communitycoordinator.lapuente@gmail.com.

Around The Community

The GFWC Woman’s Citizenship Club, partnering with the Friends of the Alamosa Public Library, wishes you a “Happy Valentine’s Day” and Happy Reading. GFWC WCC is sponsoring a Valentine’s Day book giveaway with the Friends of the Alamosa Public Library – Get your Special gift of Romance books during the week of Valentine’s. Pick up a gift bag at the Alamosa Public Library, Feb. 9-14th, 2015. The Woman’s Citizenship Club is a member of the General Federation of Women’s Clubs (GFWC), the worlds’ oldest and largest women’s organization working to make a difference in our community through volunteer service.

The San Luis Valley Tourism Association announces the 2015 SLV Tourism Conference will be held Tuesday, February 17th. It will take place at Adams State University from 9 am to 4 pm in the student union building . The SLVTA will be unveiling it’s new “Keep It Cool in the San Luis Valley” campaign to promote the valley as a “Cool” destination for tourists who live in “hot” markets such as Albuquerque, Phoenix, Dallas, and Pueblo and the Arkansas Valley. Several members of the Colorado Tourism Office in Denver will be speaking on topics such as Social Media 101, Building Agritourism in your community, Appealing to International Visitors, and more. This dynamic team will be available for questions and networking throughout the day. Also on tap, Geoff West, CEO of Top of the World Baseball Series, will be giving a presentation on 24 baseball fields set to be built in the San Luis Valley to attract travel ball teams from across the country. This park is set to be in construction this summer, open in 2016, and offers a cooler, drier alternative to the constantly booked parks in Cooperstown, NY. At full capacity it will attract over 1,000 players and coaches each week, along with their families and could potentially add millions of dollars to the local economy. The cost of the conference is $30 and includes lunch and refreshments. Additional members of the same company/entity are $20. Register in advance and receive a free “Keep It Cool’ T-shirt with the campaign logo. Register by emailing your name, organization and number of attendees to sanluisvalley.org@gmail.com. As always, attendees will be welcome to share what is new in their county, city, organization, or business. Please limit your presentation to 3 to 5 minutes so everyone will have a chance. A silent auction will raise more funds to promote the Valley, and if you have an item to donate please email the above address with your contribution so you will be acknowledged in conference materials. This Conference and the Keep It Cool Campaign are sponsored by: Rio Grande County, Alamosa County, Mineral County, Saguache County, SLVREC, Adams State University Community Partnerships, and Colorado Gators Reptile Park.

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