The Crestone Eagle: September 2019

The Crestone Eagle: September 2019

The Crestone Eagle: September 2019

Crestone Eagle: June 2019

The Crestone Eagle: June 2019

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The Crestone Eagle: May 2019

The Crestone Eagle: May 2019

The Crestone Eagle: April 2019

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The Crestone Eagle: March 2019

The sandhill cranes return by the thousands to the San Luis Valley.  Come see them during the Annual Monte Vista Crane Festival.  photo by Ed McKerron Link to Digital Edition: The Crestone Eagle: March 2019

The Crestone Eagle: February 2019

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The Crestone Eagle: January 2019

A local ranch gate blanketed with a fresh coat of snow. Photo by Lori Nagel. Link to Digital Issue: Crestone_Eagle_Vol30_No1  

The Crestone Eagle: December 2018

Photo by Lori Nagel Link to Digital Edition: Crestone_Eagle_Vol29_No12
When bull elk are evenly matched in weight and antler size, the fight for dominance is serious and dramatic. In this case the posturing between the two bulls was enough to establish that the older bull would maintain his harem and an actual fight was avoided

The Crestone Eagle: November 2018

photo by Wendy Shattil / Bob Rozinski When bull elk are evenly matched in weight and antler size, the fight for dominance is serious and dramatic. In this case the posturing between the two bulls was enough to establish that the older bull would maintain his harem...
A neighborhood black bear hanging out in a ponderosa pine in the Baca.

The Crestone Eagle: October 2018

A neighborhood black bear hanging out in a ponderosa pine in the Baca. photo by Ron Dessain Link to Digital Edition: Crestone_Eagle_Vol29_No10
Adams State hosts Iranian Drummer

Adams State hosts Iranian Drummer

NEWS RELEASE CONTACT: Linda Relyea 719-587-7827; lsrelyea@adams.edu; www.adams.edu/news   Adams State hosts Iranian Drummer   ALAMOSA, CO. (September 12) – Music can help bring unity to the world. Adams State University is pleased to bring Nariman Assadi to...

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Great Sand Dunes National Park News Release

Great Sand Dunes National Park News Release   September 12, 2019 For Immediate Release Dale Culver (719) 378-6321   Prescribed Burning Planned At Great Sand Dunes National Park As part of Great Sand Dunes National Park’s hazardous fuels reduction efforts, fire...

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Decker Fire Update

Decker Fire Update

Decker Fire Update COLORADO SMOKE OUTLOOK: Friday, September 13, 2019, 7:00 AM MDT The 263 acre Decker wildfire is located in northeastern Saguache County, approximately 8 miles south of Poncha Springs. Winds near the fire on Friday will primarily be out of the west...

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La Puente’s H.O.P.E. Week!

La Puente’s H.O.P.E. Week! Join La Puente Staff & Community members for H.O.P.E. Week September 25th-September 29th 2019. H.O.P.E. Week. or Homeless Outreach and Prevention Education week is a series of events meant to bring the community together to learn about homelessness in the San Luis Valley and the community based programs to alleviate and prevent homelessness. La Puente will host 3 events throughout the week. 
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CU Boulder will host the first field hearing of the House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis, August 1, 2019. Clean energy transition will be the focus.
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Do-it-yourself dark skies

Do-it-yourself dark skies

Last month’s Eagle introduced the International Dark Sky Community and Reserve designation initiatives to our community. To carry forward on that theme, here are some inexpensive ways that you personally can help maintain our local precious dark sky resource, reduce...

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What is 7G ?  (A Seventh Generation philosophy)

Well, it’s not me—it’s a mission. It’s not a logo or a business for self-gain, nor is it living in a fancy house with solar panels. It’s not living off grid and driving a veggie oil-powered truck either. To me it’s not living on the hill above town just wishing for peace . . . to me it’s breaking bread with family and friends and being in awe! To me it’s asking for partners in happiness and the humility to learn how to make a living out of life right now. It’s asking myself to practice how to commune with nature, and to learn with the unseen micro life—the life that lives in the air I breathe, the soil beneath me, and the water I drink. This to me seems to be 7G and a key to our collective health and heartcore well-being. I hope to relate and share with other creatures and humans, acting and evolving into love with faith . . . leaving fear behind like training wheels. It’s possible to choose a symbiotic relationship with oneself for the common good of all life, and with a little help from our friends we may yet get see our great-grandchildren laugh. Maybe it’s best to have a back-up plan and study zen balance, considering non-action is a path as well.
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Ice fog and Fata Morgana

by Keno Living here on the edge of both the Sangre De Cristo Mountains and the San Luis Valley, we sometimes get to see different weather phenomena that most areas of the world rarely witness. I've been asked about two phenomena that take place here in the winter...

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Hike into the South San Juan Wilderness

Hike into the South San Juan Wilderness

But a 76-mile section from Wolf Creek to Cumbres Pass? “No,” says my friend Katey, a seasoned mountain climber and wilderness guide. “At your age, that isn’t realistic. Take a small section,” she says. Another friend suggests which section. I will drive the 27 miles on Forest Road 250 off the road to Cumbres Pass, park beyond the Platoro Reservoir at the Three Forks Trailhead, head out with my pack up a long valley to the three forks, cross the converged North, Middle Forks of the Conejos River and the creek that runs alongside the Rito Azul Trail, follow the Rito Azul a mile or so where I’ll camp below tree line the first night, then hike to Blue Lake for the second night and on the third day head out for the six miles of the sublime and potentially terrifying CDT. The last section drops me down again into the Middle Fork cirque and another six miles out to the car. In all, about seventeen-and-a-half miles.
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Is hemp the valley’s crop of the future? Part 1

Is hemp the valley’s crop of the future? Part 1

by Matie Belle Lakish Is hemp an economically viable crop for the San Luis Valley that can contribute much-needed county revenue and offer good jobs? Jason Anderson, Saguache County Commissioner, says the county has two growth industries—retirement and cannabis, and...

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Local Weather

Crestone, Colorado
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Upcoming Events

  1. ibn Arabi in Crestone

    September 21
  2. Pickleball Intro

    September 21 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
  3. Baroque Concert at Shumei

    September 22 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  4. Autumnal Equinox

    September 23 @ 12:00 am
  5. Stories for Little Ones

    September 24 @ 11:00 am