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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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KZBR Wednesday’s News @ Noon 1/14/2015

PSA From La Puente

La Puente invites the community to join us as we remember those who struggle with living in homelessness this winter and to remember those who have died while homeless in 2014. A candlelight vigil will be held outside the shelter at 913 State Avenue on Wednesday, January 14th at 6:30 p.m. Please join us as we acknowledge the humanity of those living without homes during this coldest time of the year.

Free Genealogy Workshops

The Family History Center is hosting a free educational workshop for all levels of interested genealogists. The event will be on Saturday, January 17th from 10am to 1pm at the LDS church at 300 Richardson Ave. Participants will be able to choose from a dozen repeating workshops on finding your family online, using social media for family history, creating ancestor fan and pedigree charts, descendancy research, new family history apps that are available, using video to bring your family stories to life, and more. Trained staff will be available to help newcomers get started and help anyone through “roadblocks” in their research. This is a free event and the whole community is invited.

Do You Need To Get The Word Out? Let The Zebra Help

If anyone has a free event coming up, or event is for a non-profit please contact us, we will help you get the word out. Email us at admin@kzbr971.com, call us 719-206-3030.

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KZBR’s Wednesday’s News @ Noon 11-19-14

Adams State University

The group “Bebop Anonymous” and the ASU Jazz Ensemble will perform during the Adams State University Jazz Concert at 7 p.m. Thursday, November 20, at Leon Memorial Hall. The concert will include numbers by many of jazz legends including Quincy Jones, Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Parker, Miles Davis, and more. For more information call 719-587-7621.

Sounds of the holiday season will soon be heard as Adams State University Theatre presents It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play. Tickets go on sale at 8 a.m. Friday, November 21, at the ASU Theatre Box Office. The play takes place in a 1946 radio studio as a company of actors present a live coast-to-coast radio broadcast of It’s a Wonderful Life. From sound effects created live on stage to actors playing multiple characters, the charm and magic of the original story comes alive as the lives of the radio performers intersect with the characters in the story. Call 719-587-8499 to reserve tickets.

La Puente

La Puente Home would like to extend a personal invitation to everyone who is interested in joining us this year for Thanksgiving on Thursday, November 27, 2014. Lunch will be served from 1 p.m – 3 p.m at the Shelter on 913 State Avenue. Volunteers for Thanksgiving Day or food donations are always highly appreciated. For more information please contact us at (719) 587 – 3499 or at communityvolunteers.lapuente@gmail.com. We look forward to a big celebration with good food, music and a lovely community!
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 John Reesor at719.587.3781 ext. 24 or email johnreesor.outreach@gmail.com. Fire wood of all shapes and sizes welcome. Thank you.

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KZBR Wednesday’s News @ Noon 11-5-2014

Adams State University

The Adams State University Music Department Fall Choir Concert will begin at 7p.m. Friday, November 7, in the Sacred Heart Church, located in Alamosa, Colorado. The chamber choir will perform works by Renaissance composers and the concert choir will perform Ave Maria, as well as other pieces. For information call 719-587-7621.

The Adams State University Veterans Club with partnerships from the Department of Student Affairs and Student Life will be hosting the Annual Veterans Day Lunch/Yellow Ribbon Replacement Ceremony on November 11th, 2014 at Adams State University!
Yellow Ribbon Ceremony
Location: ASU Theatre
Time: 9:00am
ASU Veterans Lunch
Location: Student Union Building Banquet Rooms
Time: Noon – 1pm
Guest Speaker: Dr. Michael Tomlin (U.S. Army)
Free to all Veterans!
Point of Contact:
Matthew Martinez (USMC)
Adams State Veterans/Military Affairs Coordinator
719-587-8452 or matthewmartinez@adams.edu

La Puente’s Veterans Program and the ASU Veterans Club will hold a screening of the award-winning documentary “Riding My Way Back.” The new award winning, short documentary about the powerful healing of therapeutic riding for a veteran with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Traumatic Brain Injury will be screened at Carson Auditorium on the Adams State University campus on Monday, November 10th at 7:00 p.m. RIDING MY WAY BACK, is a short documentary, chronicling one soldier’s journey back from the brink of suicide. For more information on RIDING MY WAY BACK please visit www.ridingmywayback.com

Rainbow’s End & La Puente

Rainbow’s End Thrift Store, located at 510 Main St. in Alamosa, will hold a jam-packed day of deals and fun on Saturday, November 8, 2014! It all begins with a huge blowout sale during regular business hours (9 AM – 5 PM), followed by an hour of live music and a silent auction (5 PM – 6 PM). The night’s main event, a fabulous Fashion Show, will be held from 6 PM – 8 PM. Following the Fashion Show, there will be a drawing- a donation of three canned goods will get you one entry into the drawing. All profits from the day’s events will support the Food Bank Network of the San Luis Valley. For more information, please contact Rainbow’s End at 719.589.8778.

La Puente’s Veterans Program and the Alamosa VFW are partnering with Evil Emporium of Tattoos to provide reduced rates on tattoos, and all proceeds will go towards La Puente’s Veterans Program. If you are interested in getting a tattoo, this is the perfect opportunity! Stop by VFW Post 899 on November 9th any time between 9:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m. to receive your tattoo and support the veterans of the San Luis Valley. If you have any questions, contact Francis Song at 719-589-5909. Thank you for your support!
La Puente’s Veterans Program and VFW Post 899 will be hosting a Veterans Day Retreat Ceremony at La Puente Shelter, located at 913 State Avenue, on November 11th starting at 4:30 p.m. If you have any questions, contact Francis Song at 719-589-5909.

Community Events

San Luis Valley – Three public meetings will be held around the Valley in the coming week on the topic of Ebola. San Luis Valley’s Regional Epidemiologist and Regional Emergency Preparedness and Response staff will present the latest information about how Ebola is spread, what is being done about it, and what it means to us here in the San Luis Valley. The first meeting will be Wednesday, November 5, 5:30 p.m. at Alamosa County Public Health Department at 8900 Independence way. On Thursday, November 6, there will be two meetings: 1:30 p.m. at the Fort Garland Community Center; and Thursday, 5:30 p.m. at the Rio Grande County Annex Building, located at 965 Sixth Street in Del Norte.

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