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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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KZBR’s Wednesday’s News @ Noon

Adams State University Happenings

Whether pondering a zombie apocalypse or a real-life drama – the Adams State University Theatre Program Production, Intoxicating Nightmares, two one-act plays, will leave the audience contemplating imagined or actual consequences to actions. Directed by senior theatre majors, the shows open at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, October 28, in the Adams State Xperimental Theatre and run nighty through November 1. To reserve tickets call 719-587-8499.

Raising children is no easy task, and as parents, we can use all the support we can get! The 13th Annual SLV Parent Institute will be held November 1st at Adams State University in the Student Union Building from 8:30-3:00 PM. This year’s theme is “Raising Children in the New Digital Age, and the Institute features national diversity expert Jamie Utt who will address how to address bullying issues. In addition, local and state professionals will present on a variety of topics, including Love and Logic parenting, Cyberbullying, bullying awareness, technology resources, suicide prevention, and parent self-care. In addition, several door prizes will be given out, including a Mini-Ipad. Educators can also earn continuing education hours. Registration is $10 if pre-registered or $15 at the door and includes breakfast and lunch. Several sponsoring schools have free tickets. Register at www.slvpi.weebly.com. The site has a list of sponsoring schools. Contact Katrina Ruggles at kruggles@center.k12.co.us or Barb Hillin at 719-589-9688 for more information.

Milagros & La Puente

Have a talent or a song in your heart you want to share with the community? Milagros will host its monthly Open Mic Night this Saturday, November 1, at 6 PM! Come have some good coffee and sing, dance, act, present spoken word, or share any other talents. Sign-ups are the night of the event and are first-come, first-serve. For more information, contact Nicole at 719.587.3499 ext. 11 or at communitycoordinator.lapuente@gmail.com.

La Puente’s homeless shelter serves 3 meals per day, 365 days a year, to guests and community members. The harvest season is almost over and the shelter is still serving many guests. Even though we serve over 45,000 meals each year, we do not have a food budget and rely solely on the kindness and generosity of our community. If you have anything to spare, please bring it to the shelter at 913 State Avenue in Alamosa (between 9th and 10th St.). If you have any questions or would like to know other ways you can help, please give us a call at 719-589-5909 or come by the shelter any time! As always, thank you for your support!

Surrounding Community

The Alamosa Convention & Visitor’s Bureau and San Luis Valley Youth Hockey Association invite you to join their 1st Annual Adult Witch Hockey Tournament. Join them for a bewitching night of floor hockey at 601 Hunt Avenue (the Motorway building) on October 31 from 7-11PM. All participants must be 18 or older, dressed in a witch or warlock costume, and bring their own broomstick to play with. Teams will consist of 5-6 players (goalie included) and the team registration fee is $50.00. Snacks and adult witches brews will be available (ID required), to register your team call 719-588-4826.

FIRST GIFT MARKET OF THE SEASON- Join the Friends of the Alamosa Library and the Alamosa Chapter of PEO for first choice of excellent holiday gift items at St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 607 4th Street, Alamosa, on Saturday, November 1 from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm. There will be free refreshments and paperbacks! Friends of the Library will offer over 200 books in new or pristine condition that were reserved especially for this sale. PEO will offer hand-made craft and food gifts for the holidays. The money raised will go to support special programs at the Alamosa Public Library and to fund educational scholarships given out every year by PEO.

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KZBR’s Wednesday’s News @ Noon

News from Adams State University

Whether pondering a zombie apocalypse or a real-life drama – the Adams State University Theatre Program Production, Intoxicating Nightmares, two one-act plays, will leave the audience contemplating imagined or actual consequences to actions. Directed by senior theatre majors, the shows open at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, October 28, in the Adams State Xperimental Theatre and run nighty through November 1. To reserve tickets call 719-587-8499.

“The Sweet Side of Chemistry-Candy” is the Adams State University 23rd annual Chemistry Magic Show theme – the free event begins at 4 p.m. Friday, October 24 in Carson Auditorium. Call 719-587-7506 for information.

Wes Moore, author of The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates, a New York Times bestseller and the Adams State University 2014-2015 Common Reading Experience book selection, will speak at Adams State at 6 p.m. Friday, October 24, in Carson Auditorium, followed by a reception and book signing at 7:30 p.m. in the Nielsen Library. For more information call 719-587-7820.

La Puente Reaches Out to the Community

La Puente’s Outreach Services Center has received a grant that can assist Veterans in our community with a variety of services including medical and non-medical gas vouchers, provisions for their home, interview or work clothing, and help with tuition or job training. Gas vouchers to appointments can be provided for within the San Luis Valley and the state of Colorado. Veterans assisted with this grant must have documented proof of their honorable or OTH discharge status either through their DD-214 paperwork or a letter from a V.A.’s office. If you’re unsure whether or not La Puente Outreach can help you, please don’t hesitate to call for more information. Andrea can be reached at 719-587-3781 ext. 30, or through email at andrea.outreach.lapuente@gmail.com. If you or someone you know is a Veteran in need of assistance, please contact La Puente Outreach Services.

La Puente’s homeless shelter serves 3 meals per day, 365 days a year, to guests and community members. The harvest season is almost over and the shelter is still serving many guests. Even though we serve over 45,000 meals each year, we do not have a food budget and rely solely on the kindness and generosity of our community. If you have anything to spare, please bring it to the shelter at 913 State Avenue in Alamosa (between 9th and 10th St.). If you have any questions or would like to know other ways you can help, please give us a call at 719-589-5909 or come by the shelter any time! As always, thank you for your support!

Healthcare Coalitions Prepare for Outbreaks

Ebola and Enterovirus D-68 have been in the news, and flu season is quickly approaching. Members of two healthcare coalitions in the San Luis Valley are actively working together to be prepared in the event we would have a communicable disease outbreak. “Working together now on preparedness efforts will provide for a more effective and efficient response in the case of an active outbreak,” stated Linda Smith, from the San Luis Valley Emergency Preparedness and Response Program. The San Luis Valley East Healthcare Coalition and the San Luis Valley West Healthcare Coalition include as members public health agencies, hospitals, healthcare providers, emergency medical services, emergency managers, volunteer agencies, and long term care facilities representing all six counties of the San Luis Valley. For more information about Ebola disease and national preparedness efforts please visit www.cdc.gov. People may also call CO-HELP, 1-877-462-2911 for answers to Ebola questions.

Other Public Service Announcements

For a spooky good time, visit “The Haunted House at the End of the Street” at 601 Hunt Avenue (the Motorway building) on October 25, 31, & November 1. It will be open each night from 8-11:00PM, and the cost of admission is $10 for adults and $8 for kids under 12. All spectators and thrill seekers be warned, content in the haunted house may not be suitable for all ages! Call 719-580-0401 for more info.

In honor of Food Day happening all over the nation we will be making pizzas with fresh, local, delicious ingredients right here in the San Luis Valley. Meet on Friday, October 24, 5pm, at the Alamosa Senior Center located in the Northwest corner of Cole Park. This Food Day event is organized by the San Luis Valley Local Foods Coalition. For further information, contact Liza Marron at 719-937-2319 or slvlocalfoods@gmail.com. A facebook event has been created; check it out and join us! https://www.facebook.com/events/348483688651236/

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KZBR Wednesday’s News @ Noon

Every week here on the Zebra we broadcast Public Service Announcements at noon. These announcements are for the purpose of our listeners to find out about events happening in our area. Today we have some good ones, tune in at Noon to hear an interview about the Stephanie L. Miner 5K. If you miss it, no worries, here is some important information about the 5K:

The 11th Annual Stephanie L. Miner 5K Walk/Run will be held on October 4th at Cole Park in Alamosa. Announcements will take place at 9:45 a.m. and the race will begin at 10:15 a.m. Following the race, there will be a free potato bar, entertainment in the park and a T-Shirt quilt auction. Register today by calling SLV Health Foundation Director Kelly Gurule at 719-587-5707. Registration is $30 if you pre-register and $35 the day of the race.

Here is the happenings at Adams State University:

The Adams State University Theatre Production, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, features a new and thrilling version of Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic tale of depravity, lust, love and horror. Directed by Dr. Paul Newman, the play begins at 7:30 p.m. October 3, 4, 10, and 11; with a Sunday matinee at 2 p.m. October 12. Tickets go on sale September 22. Reserve tickets by calling 719-587-8499.

Mexican folk artist, Luna Itzel will perform at 7 p.m. Thursday, October 2, in Adams State University Leon Memorial Hall. From Los Cabos, Mexico, Itzel plays an array of Mexican folk music, her husband, Helder Ruelas, will accompany her on the guitar. For more information please call 719-587-7621.

A Simply Elegant Evening Fashion Show and Dinner will be held at 6:00 p.m, Thursday Oct 2, in the Student Center at Adams State University. Proceeds provide scholarships at Adams State University and Trinidad State Junior College, Alamosa campus as well as support other volunteer efforts provided by the GFWC Woman’s Citizenship Club of Alamosa. This organization is a part of the General Federation of Women’s Clubs, the world’s largest organization of women dedicated to improving their communities through volunteer service. Tickets are $35.00 per person for an elegant sit-down dinner with Chicken or Vegetarian entree. It’s a perfect time to see and have an opportunity to purchase new fall and winter fashions. In addition, there will be a Silent Auction featuring shopping bags filled with unique items to delight any woman’s fancy. Door prizes, donated by local businesses and individuals will be given away throughout the evening. For more information or to purchase tickets, please call Mary Russell at 580-4029, or Judith Greenwood at 589-3052.

In news around the San Luis Valley:

The Bureau of Land Management is consolidating three of its offices into one new San Luis Valley Field Office, located at 1313 E. Highway 160, Monte Vista, Colo. BLM is reducing its office footprint by approximately 6,600 square feet, helping save taxpayer money and meet the Administration’s freeze the footprint policy. BLM is expected to move into their new space in approximately November/December 2014. For the last 20 years, the BLM has been co-located with the US Forest Service in Monte Vista, Saguache, and La Jara. This new location will bring all 24 of the BLM’s full-time employees in the San Luis Valley to one centralized location. The new consolidated lease will benefit the public by having BLM personnel in one location available to answer questions about BLM’s multiple use mission and provide services to users of BLM-managed public land. This includes everything from selling public land maps to acquiring permits for other activities such as wood permits, minerals, rangeland management, special use permits for recreation, and more. “We are excited to have all of our employees under one roof,” said Paul Tigan, Assistant Field Office Manager and project lead for the move. “The new building will allow us to serve the public in a more efficient and effective way.”

There’s always something going on in this great community! Have fun this week, and stay safe!!

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Avalanche & Nuggets Season Is Almost Here, And We Want To Hear From You!

Avalanche & Nuggets season is fastly approaching. We’re hoping for a good season from both! On the Avalanche front, the first game that will be broadcast here on KZBR will be the last pre-season game before regular season gets underway. From the Las Vegas MGM Grand Garden Arena our very own Avalanche will take on The Kings Saturday October 4th at 7:35pm. GO AVALANCHE!!

On the Nuggets side, the first game broadcast will also be the last pre-season game before regular season gets underway. That game will be held at the Oracle Arena in Oakland, CA. The Nuggets will try to hold their own against The Golden State Warriors on October 24th starting at 7:05pm. GO NUGGETS!!

There are some scheduling conflicts between the Avalanche and the Nuggets and we want to hear from you!! There are several nights when the Avalanche and the Nuggets are scheduled to play at the same time.10678669_10152799102943169_786078102067570651_n We live to please the listeners, so let us know what you would rather hear; Avalanche or Nuggets? Let us know right here on our website or on our Facebook page KZBR 97.1 FM.

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Nuggets on The Zebra

Another season of the Denver Nuggets is on it’s way, and we will have all the action broadcasting right here on KZBR 97.1 FM. The Nuggets first game will be on October 30th against Sacramento!! Check out our calendar to see when The Nuggets will play next. Go Nuggets!!!!

 

*Some games coincide with Avalanche Hockey, when that happens the game that is scheduled first is what will play. For example if The Nuggets play at 5:30 and The Avalanche play at 7:00, we will follow The Nuggets and not The Avalanche.

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Colorado Avalanche On KZBR!!

Welcome to a new season of Colorado Avalanche Hockey. As usual you will hear all the great action on your favorite Valley station KZBR The Zebra. Check out our calendar of events which will have every Avalanche and Nuggets game that will be broadcast over our fine station. Avalanche Hockey kicks off the season on Wednesday October 2 with a home game against Anaheim. GO AVALANCHE!!!

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Dell’s Insurance Seeks Help with Donations

For the third year, Dell’s Insurance will be collecting non-perishable food items from now until November 19th. Everybody here will be donating of course, but in order to make a real difference
we are asking for your help. If at all possible, please bring in any non-perishable food items you can here to the agency (510 Bell Ave. in Alamosa) to be donated to the Alamosa Food Bank. Then on the morning of the 20th everyone in the agency will walk to the Food Bank to deliver all the food. (Hopefully we’ll need a truck to take it all, like the last 2 years, but we’ll still walk down there to present it in person.)
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The Denver Nuggets On KZBR

It’s time for Nuggets Basketball!! KZBR proudly broadcasts Nuggets Basketball. You can find the schedule on our calendar, along with a link to the Nuggets Official website. We also have some Altitude Radio merchandise that will be given away all next week on The Classic Rock Hour of Power. So listen and win every weekday next week at 4pm mountain time.

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