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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 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 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 A facebook event has been created; check it out and join us!

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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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KZBR on Smart Phones

Radio loyaltyWe have wonderful news for those of you on the go. We all lead crazy, busy lives and sometimes find it hard to listen to our favorite radio station (The Zebra!!!). If you have a smartphone you can now find The Zebra blasting from it! All you’ll need to do is download the free app for your smartphone or iPad at RadioLoyalty. You can find it on your phones market! (Please search for RadioLoyalty as one word.) Then, look up KZBR on RadioLoyalty’s list. Now you will be able to keep up with The Zebra, right from your smartphone!

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Yard Sale To Benefit Upper Rio Grande Animal Society

We wanted everybody to know about a yard sale coming up to benefit the Upper Rio Grande Animal Society. On Saturday May 12, 2012 at the Dell’s Insurance Parking Lot come down and show your support of homeless animals!! Several, and we mean several, local businesses have made donations to this yard sale. There will also be pet adoptions, ice cold drinks, scrumptious baked goods and delicious breakfast burritos! This event is sponsored by Dell’s Insurance Agency, Inc. and ALL proceeds go to the Upper Rio Grande Animal Society.

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The Help Keep Milagros on Main Street Project Continues

The Help Keep Milagros on Main Street project has been going on for two months now. The wider community has come together to raise more than $12,000 dollars at the hands of over 200 donors, and the project is not over yet. We have a week left before the grant to the Colorado State Historical Society is due and we need your help to reach our goal of 250 donors to demonstrate community support for the grant. Milagros is applying for a grant to help cover some of the cost of the building, but we still need to raise more. Our goal is to fundraise $35,000 to offset the remaining cost for the space.

Here’s how you can get involved: Stop by Milagros to donate, comment, or write in the scrap book. Check out our Facebook event page: Help Keep Milagros on Main Street, for updates on the project and upcoming events. You can also donate online directly through our fundraising site at—search “Milagros on Main.”

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