By Mary Lowers

Khristall Phoenix Risesinger, 29, has been missing from the Crestone area for weeks and her friends and family are very concerned and have been trying find out what’s happened to her. Sources close to the hunt for the missing woman tell me that this morning, Monday, August 22 Saguache County Sheriffs and Saguache County Search and Rescue is mounting a search operation. This hunt includes a helicopter and ground search crews. The plan is to explore trails and drainages up the Sangres east of Crestone and the Baca Grande. A source close to the situation told me they believe there’s no reason to think that Khristall is up there, but it is important to explore all the places she may have wandered.