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

February 2019

photo by Peter Ismert

The Crestone Eagle: January 2019

A local ranch gate blanketed with a fresh coat of snow. Photo by Lori Nagel.  

The Crestone Eagle: December 2018

Photo by Lori Nagel

The Crestone Eagle: September 2018

The Milky Way rises over the Rio Grande on a dark, still, and moonless night near Monte Vista, Colorado. Photo by Peter Ismert.  
People, kids, dosed with pot at community meal

People, kids, dosed with pot at community meal

By Mary Lowers The peaceful community spirit of the Feel Free Ministry’s weekly Saturday meal was shattered April 13 when a dessert laced with marijuana was unknowingly consumed by adults and children at the event. The Saturday meal offering food, community and music...

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Outcry over the Red Flag bill

Outcry over the Red Flag bill

by Sandia Belgrade An overflow crowd filled the courtroom and greeted the Saguache County Commissioners (BOCC) in their second meeting in April. Most of them were there to argue against the Red Flag Law which Gov. Jared Polis has signed into law. This controversial...

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Living in  harmony with  Nature—A panel  discussion

Living in harmony with Nature—A panel discussion

by Matthew Crowley On Saturday May 18, starting at 3:15pm, the Shumei International Institute (SII) will host a panel discussion as part of a weekend of events around the celebration of the 17th anniversary of its Sacred Earth Center in Crestone, Colorado. The...

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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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Acequias, ancient irrigation systems

Acequias, ancient irrigation systems

by Mary Lowers You take away the man And you take away the ditch Take away the ditch And you take away the water Take away the water And you take away the man —Alex Harris & William deBeys Acequias are irrigation canals designed to share water for agriculture in a...

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Winter trails  & Colorado cabins:  A unique wonderland

Winter trails & Colorado cabins: A unique wonderland

Story and photos by Thomas Cleary I have been walking all day across the top of the snow, this time on skis. The sky is brilliant blue, and the snow surface consists of a few inches of light powder on top of a firm old snow surface. During the night, in places where...

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Upcoming Events

  1. NA Meeting (open)

    June 18 @ 7:30 pm
  2. Photography Friends meeting

    June 19 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
  3. AA Meeting (open, Book Study)

    June 20 @ 12:00 pm
  4. Sufi Dhikr. All welcome!

    June 20 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
  5. Living your Vision with Deep Care, A Retreat to Advance our Lives

    June 21 @ 8:00 am - June 23 @ 5:00 pm