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Melgoza is the new AHS activities director  Valley Courier

ALAMOSA — Erik Melgoza is the new associate principal/activities director at Alamosa High School for the 2018-2019 school year. He brings 18 years of ...



AHS homecoming royalty crowned  Valley Courier

HC Joe Chavez and Mikyla Johnson were crowned Alamosa High School Homecoming King and Queen during Friday night's football game in Alamosa.



Della Marie Sanchez February 1925 - November 2018  Valley Courier

Long-time valley resident, Mrs. Della M. Sanchez passed away peacefully at home in the early morning hours of Thursday, November 15, 2018, regularly in the ...



Students walk out to remember Parkland  Valley Courier

Joining thousands of demonstrations across the country, more than 50 Alamosa High School students gather in the stadium Wednesday morning after walking ...



AHS Class of '68 plans class reunion  Valley Courier

ALAMOSA — Alamosa High School Class of 1968 is organizing a 50-year celebration/reunion this summer. Beginning on Friday, July 13 at 7 p.m. classmates ...



Alamosa school board approves new staff hires  Valley Courier

ALAMOSA — In a special Alamosa school board meeting on Thursday, Superintendent Rob Alejo announced recommendations for the following hirings:.



AHS NHS inducts new members  Valley Courier

ALAMOSA — Congratulations to the new members of the Alamosa High School National Honor Society! New members were inducted on March 27. National ...



Olympic gold medalist to speak in SLV  Valley Courier

ALAMOSA — The Sangre de Cristo National Heritage Area (SdCNHA) is proud to present an inspirational evening with Olympic Gold Medalist in Wrestling, ...



Alamosa High School presents athletic awards  Valley Courier

Seniors Manuelito Casias and Shannon Cody were honored with the Manchester Award during Wednesday night's banquet. The Manchester Award has been ...



Alamosa News | Alamosa High School releases honor roll  Valley Courier

ALAMOSA — Following is the second semester honor roll for the 2016-2017 school year for Alamosa High School: 4.0 GPA and above. Grade 9. Emily Crowder.



AE welcomes new leadership  Valley Courier

New dean is long-time Alamosa educator. ALAMOSA — Michelle Wilson is the new Dean of Students for Alamosa Elementary School grades 3-5. Wilson is an ...



Alamosa High School baseball team hosts camp  Valley Courier

The Alamosa High School summer baseball team, coached by Jason Romero and Tony Kechter, hosted a three-day camp at the high school field at OMS this ...



Alamosa High School seniors honored at Maroon & White Night  Valley Courier

The Alamosa High School stage was filled Monday night, May 22, with seniors ready to embark on their next journey — higher education. Scholarship winners ...



Mean Moose to face Cedaredge in first round  Valley Courier

Noah Romero of Alamosa works some nifty ball handling skills against Mario Espinoza (3) during Alamosa's district semifinal victory on Feb. 22. (Courier photo ...



The 2018 District History Fair winners announced  Valley Courier

ALAMOSA – Middle and high school students competed in the annual District History Fair, part of the National History Day Competition, on Saturday, January 27 ...



Find farcical fun with 'Noises Off' at AHS  Valley Courier

ALAMOSA — Be prepared for sore sides, slammed doors and too many plates of sardines tomorrow night at Alamosa High School during the premiere of ...



Alamosa News | Alamosa High School 2017 Graduation  Valley Courier

Members of the Alamosa High School Class of 2017 laughed a bit as ceremonies progressed Saturday. Alamosa High School Class of 2017 Valedictorian Mara ...



In remembrance of Stephanie  Valley Courier

“Red was her favorite color,” Mary Motz said as she received a red carnation during the 15th Annual Stephanie L. Miner 5k in honor of her daughter who died of ...



AHS homecoming royalty  Valley Courier

Noah Romero and Vanessa Thong are crowned Alamosa High School's 2017 Homecoming king and queen during Friday night's game. Royalty included: ...



AP® Scholar Awards shared for Alamosa High School  Valley Courier

ALAMOSA — Twelve students at Alamosa High School have earned AP Scholar Awards in recognition of their exceptional achievement on AP Exams.



Jonathan David Lujan, 34  Valley Courier

Alamosa and Pueblo resident Jonathan David Lujan, 34, passed away July 2, 2018 at the San Luis Valley Regional Medical Center in Alamosa. Jonathan was ...



Glow run changes to spring date  Valley Courier

ALAMOSA — It has been barely six months since the last Alamosa Education Foundation Glow Run but it's already time to start preparing for the next one.



Lamar High School boys soccer team gets win over Alamosa  Lamar Ledger

The Lamar High School boys soccer team opened up its season at home vs. Alamosa High School on Friday, August 17 at 1 p.m..



Alamosa News | Alamosa wrestling claims 11th team title  Valley Courier

Alamosa wrestler Davion Chavez stands atop the 3A 106 pound podium. Chavez earned the title with a 6-2 victory on Saturday night at the Pepsi Center in ...



Alamosa News | Alamosa student earns Boettcher Scholarship  Valley Courier

ALAMOSA — Elexia Wright, a senior at Alamosa High School, has been selected as a recipient of the Boettcher Foundation Scholarship. Boettcher Scholarships ...



Small Colorado town remembering teacher who impacted generations of families  9NEWS.com

The small Colorado town of Alamosa is remembering a local teacher who had a huge impact on generations of families.



Alamosa wrestling rides wave of quarterfinal wins into final day; Moose has a commanding lead in 3A  Valley Courier

DENVER – Seven Valley boys continue their march towards state championship glory. Of all the wrestlers that traveled to the heart of downtown Denver with ...



Picture clears some for basketball's district tournaments  Valley Courier

Sylvie Caton (35) waits for the offense to align. Lilly Lavier (00) shifts into position. Alamosa defeated Monte Vista on Tusday night and will move on to face ...



AHS students earn AP Scholar Awards recognition  Valley Courier

ALAMOSA — The College Board's Advanced Placement Program® (AP®) provides willing and academically prepared students with the opportunity to take ...



Richmond Brothers to perform August 3 at Society Hall  Valley Courier

ALAMOSA — Jim, Ed, and Don Richmond grew up in Alamosa and are the sons of former Adams State College vocal professor Edward Richmond and former ...



Ease on down to AHS for 'The Wiz'  Valley Courier

ALAMOSA — You're not in Kansas, or Colorado, anymore. Tonight the public is invited to get swept away to Emerald City with the premiere of "The Wiz" at ...



Kruse graduates with honors  Valley Courier

Valley native and Alamosa High School 2010 alumnus Mirko Kruse received his Juris Doctorate last month from the University of Colorado Law School. Kruse ...



New school year, new staff  Valley Courier

ALAMOSA — *Fresh* faces will welcome freshmen at Alamosa School District this year. Alamosa High School recently hired Bruce Hatch as the new associate ...



Seven inducted in Medical Hall of Fame  Valley Courier

ALAMOSA — The 2018 class of the Medical Hall of Fame for the San Luis Valley was honored during a ceremony on May 18 in Alamosa. Honored were: Danny ...



Meet Matthew Snyder  La Junta Tribune Democrat

Matthew Snyder is the new Superintendent of Schools at CherawSnyder is excited about new ag program in a farm communityWhat do you think of your new ...



Intermountain League wraps semifinal round  Valley Courier

Kyree Huffaker (12) works in behind Caroline Van Berkum's screen Friday night. The Falcons would keep Bayfield scoreless in the second half to advance to the ...



Monte Vista High School hosts Center Invitational  Valley Courier

Malyka Medina (right) of Center competes during Friday's Invitational in Monte Vista (courier photos by Stephen Jiron). MONTE VISTA — On a cold blustery ...



Living Legends to perform at Adams State  Valley Courier

ALAMOSA — On Tuesday night, Brigham Young University's Living Legends celebrate the Latin American, Native American, and Polynesian cultures in their ...



Alamosa News | Alamosa High School announces academic awards  Valley Courier

First year academic letter winners include (not pictured in order): Caden Alonzo, Sara Brunelli, Kelly Castillo, Sylvie Caton, Celine Cisneros, Meghan Cody, ...



SdCNHA awards scholarships to local students  Valley Courier

VALLEY — The SdCNHA is proud to provide an annual scholarship to students who participated in the District History Fair, part of the National History Day ...



Van Ry enters county race  Valley Courier

ALAMOSA — Arlan Van Ry, lifelong community member, announced his candidacy for Alamosa County commissioner. “I believe that with my experience I would ...



Paul “Gunny” Gonzales  Valley Courier

Paul “Gunny” Gonzales passed unexpectedly on October 29th, 2018 at the age of 53 in Pueblo Colorado. Paul was born in Alamosa Colorado on 5/30/65 to ...



Easter egg hunts planned in San Luis Valley  Valley Courier

VALLEY — Several Easter egg hunts are planned in the San Luis Valley this weekend including some today, Saturday, as well as on Easter Sunday tomorrow, ...



Martha Oliver Award winner announced  Valley Courier

ALAMOSA – Marshall Hollingsworth, Alamosa, has been selected as the inaugural winner of the Martha Oliver Award for Vocal Singing, sponsored by the Valley ...



Alamosa cruises in wrestling  Pueblo Chieftain

DENVER -- Two wrestling powerhouses wrapped up state high school championships early Saturday.Alamosa High School claimed the Clas 3A state team ...



“Jack” John Joseph Oberrick, 87  Valley Courier

Longtime valley resident “Jack” John Joseph Oberrick, 87, passed away peacefully, with family by his side, on Wednesday, September 12, 2018 in the ...



Amanda King, 38  Valley Courier

Amanda Mae King, 38, of Alamosa, passed away Thursday, February 15, 2018. She was born September 6, 1979, in La Jara, Colorado to Stanley and Linda ...



Community book co-op opens its doors  Valley Courier

ALAMOSA — The doors to Narrow Gauge Book Cooperative, a community-based retail bookstore, officially opened to the public on Saturday, Aug. 11.



Mariachi San Luis will conclude 2018 Sundays at Six  Valley Courier

ALAMOSA — The Alamosa Live Music Association presents Mariachi San Luis at Sundays at Six, August 26. This final Sundays at Six of summer 2018 will take ...



San Luis Valley shares Halloween activities  Valley Courier

VALLEY — Several events are scheduled over the Halloween holiday in the San Luis Valley including the following: In ALAMOSA. The Alamosa High School ...



Sierra Grande High School Scholarship Foundation announces 2018 recipients  Valley Courier

BLANCA/FORT GARLAND ‑- The Sierra Grande High School Scholarship Foundation, Inc. is pleased to announce the 2018 scholarship recipients.



Primary Election races to watch in SLV  Valley Courier

VALLEY — Many voters have already received ballots in the mail for the Primary Election, which includes several contested races at the county level in the San ...



Jerry “Reedo” Reed, 69  Valley Courier

Longtime Alamosa resident Jerry “Reedo” Reed, 69, passed away on Monday, April 17, 2017 at the Penrose St. Francis Hospital in Colorado Springs. Jerry was ...



DeLaCerda sentenced on Monday  Valley Courier

ALAMOSA — Isaiah DeLaCerda, 18, Alamosa, pleaded guilty on Monday in Alamosa County Court to misdemeanor harassment with a domestic violence ...



Alamosa SADD represents Colorado at national conference  Valley Courier

TAMPA, Fla. — Eight members of Ortega Middle School (OMS) and Alamosa High School (AHS) Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) recently ...



Popular Pueblo West teacher, coach loses battles with Lou Gehrigs Disease  Pueblo Chieftain

Pueblo West High School coach and teacher Michael Boreson, whose courageous fight against ALS united the Pueblo West community, died peacefully at his ...



Valley Calendar  Valley Courier

December 8-9. CENTER — A spay and neuter clinic for dogs and cats will continue on December 8 and 9 at the firehouse in Center. Register with Brandy at ...



AHS gymnasts head to state  Valley Courier

Alamosa High School sends Devyn Mitchell off to state gymnastics competition on Thursday morning. Andy Golsan heads to state gymnastic competition with the ...



2017-18 AHS Athletic Banquet  Valley Courier

Left:Manchester Award winnner, Alana Hackett (left). Right: Korene Manchester-Fuller presents the Manchester award to Noah Romero (right). Advertisement.



SLV represented in 2017 CHSCA All-State Games  Valley Courier

ALAMOSA– From June 6-10, Adams State University will be the site of the 61st annual Colorado High School Coaches Association (CHSCA) All-State Games.



A sheriff's dilemma in the face of Trump's immigration agenda  High Country News

This story is the second in a series that examines how a rural Colorado community is grappling with the uncertainties around immigration. Read the first story ...



Adams State Pan American Day releases results  Valley Courier

ALAMOSA — Alamosa High School student Mara Schwiesow and Sargent High School student Ana Serna received scholarships to Adams State University, ...



Adams State hosts 61st CHSCA All-State Games  Valley Courier

ALAMOSA — The Colorado High School Coaches Association is proud to announce the 61st All-State Games to be held June 8-12 on the campus of Adams ...



'Voices of the Valley' features Dennis Lopez  Valley Courier

VALLEY — The Voices of the Valley is an oral history project by the Sangre de Cristo National Heritage Area (SdCNHA) that explores and documents the ...



Celebrate the holiday season with bazaars  Valley Courier

VALLEY — Several bazaars and craft fairs are scheduled in coming weeks in the San Luis Valley including: Holiday bake sale-bazaar. ALAMOSA — The ...



Bazaars planned  Valley Courier

VALLEY — Several bazaars and craft fairs are scheduled in coming weeks in the San Luis Valley including: After Prom craft fair. ALAMOSA — The Alamosa ...



Jesse Russell  Valley Courier

Jesse Russell died unexpectedly Christmas morning. He leaves behind his parents, Steve and Mary Russell of Alamosa, his very good friends (brothers from ...



Hope for the 'hopeless'  The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel

What drives Marco Garcia almost sounds like a line straight from "Hoosiers:"



Great Sand Dunes to host amateur astronomy night  Valley Courier

SAND DUNES -- Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve is hosting an amateur astronomy night on Saturday, September 8th from 8:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. at ...



Montoya recalls night of triple tragedy  Valley Courier

ALAMOSA — This spring, Anisa might have been a missionary in Africa. Serina and Selena might have been finishing their first year of college, studying to be ...



Summertime work makes winter champs: Q&A with Moffat County wrestling coach Dusty Vaughn  Craig Daily Press

With a background in rural Colorado and many years in the sport, the new head coach for Moffat County High School wrestling hopes to keep Bulldog grapplers ...



Chris Lopez added to Adams State staff  Valley Courier

ALAMOSA – Alamosa native and Adams State alumnus Chris Lopez has been named director of Public Relations and Marketing at Adams State University.



2017 All-Valley Cross Country team named  Valley Courier

Sargent High School Coach: Rick Robirds (Not Pictured) FROM LEFT: Riley Kenison, Kendra Sears, Nigel Cortright, Ethan Reschke, Jacob Robirds. Centauri ...



Independence Day in Alamosa  Valley Courier

Brittany Holcomb sings the national anthem for the Fourth of July parade in Alamosa as a U.S. Navy flag held by American Legion Post 153's color guard waves ...



Alamosa grad stars in 'Santa Girl' film  Valley Courier

WINCHESTER, VA. — When one door closes another one opens. Alamosa High School graduate Joshua Cody, 20, dreamed of a sports career but is now on ...



Help kids by eating pancakes on National Pancake Day  Valley Courier

ALAMOSA – National Pancake Day is Tuesday, February 27th from 6 a.m. -10 p.m. The Kiwanis clubs of Alamosa, Monte Vista, Center and South Fork will help ...



Packed and ready for next great story, Jordan Hicks heads to Denver after graduation  Valley Courier

ALAMOSA — After receiving her Adams State University diploma on December 16, Jordan Hicks, Alamosa, will pack up her car for Denver and begin her career ...



Dale Robert Wiescamp  Valley Courier

Dale Robert Wiescamp began life in Alamosa, Colorado, on July 30, 1940, born to William and Terena Wiescamp. He graduated from Alamosa High School, ...



June Y. Coury, homemaker who loved organizing family gatherings, dies  Baltimore Sun

June Y. Coury, a homemaker who was proud of her Southern heritage, died Aug. 25 from cancer at her Towson home. She was 88. The former June Dresda ...



BVHS wrestlers send six to state  Chaffee County Times

Buena Vista had six top-four finishers qualifying for state. Anthony Quintana extended his undefeated season when he won the 132-pound championship.



Valley Courier welcomes new sports editor  Valley Courier

ALAMOSA — The Valley Courier is proud to announce its newest addition. Stephen Jiron has been named the new sports editor for the Courier. Stephen is a ...



Kelly S. Carter, 42  Valley Courier

Kelly Stuart Carter, age 42, of Boulder, Colorado, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, April 26, 2017, in Aurora, Colorado. Kelly was born on May 16, ...



SLV Medical Hall of Fame inducts seven caregivers into 2017 class  Valley Courier

ALAMOSA — Three nurses and four doctors were recognized on Friday, May 19, at SLV Health Education and Conference Center, Alamosa, for their leadership ...



First Southwest Bank Alamosa announces new board members  Valley Courier

ALAMOSA — First Southwest Bank announces the recent appointment of four new board members to the team. Joining the First Southwest Bank Board of ...



Grads take different paths to Adams State degrees  Valley Courier

ALAMOSA — Adams State is proud of the diversity of its student body, which encompasses students of various ages and origins. The five graduates profiled ...



Eleanor “Ellie” Carson Labouisse  Valley Courier

Eleanor Carson Labouisse died Oct. 11, 2017, in Kent, Wash., from cancer. She was born Nov. 11, 1929, in Alamosa, Colo., to Christopher “Kit” Carson III and ...



Hispanic Heritage Month: Alamosa track legacy  9NEWS.com

They rise each morning, before the sun makes it's way over the Sangre de Cristo mountains, to run and train in a place now synonymous with running.



Vigil shares HOPE Week messages  Valley Courier

Bob Philips of Lightshine Music and AmeriCorps volunteer Alex Benishek lead Wednesday's candlelight vigil outside of La Puente in "Amazing Grace" as Don ...



Rotary students reflect on time abroad  Valley Courier

ALAMOSA/HUNGARY — Two young students are currently experiencing the trip of a lifetime thanks to Rotary International. In August the peace-promoting ...



Conejos County Sheriff Galvez resigns  Valley Courier

CONEJOS — The Conejos Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) has reached an agreement whereby Howard Galvez Jr. will no longer be sheriff as of ...



Class 3A wrestling: Alamosa joins 10-title club  Denver Post

Dynasty and destiny. Those were the two captivating themes Saturday night in the Class 3A state wrestling tournament at the Pepsi Center. The dynasty belongs ...



Annual Fiestas de Taos on the Taos Plaza, July 20 - 22  Valley Courier

TAOS, N.M. — The Town of Taos' annual celebration, Fiestas de Taos, will take place this year, July 20 – 22, on the Historic Taos Plaza. Friday's festivities ...



Dollar General is open for business in South Fork  Valley Courier

SOUTH FORK— The new Dollar General officially opened its doors in South Fork on September 9. The Dollar General has a rich history that fits in nicely with the ...



Nine is just fine for Alamosa wrestling team  Pueblo Chieftain

DENVER - Even after 31 years, Alamosa High School's Gary Ramstetter still lives for the action, the competition he finds in wrestling."I still like to do it. I like the ...



Behind new coach Lane Wasinger, Rough Riders hope to put their brand on this football season  Greeley Tribune

JOHNSTOWN — The hardware Conner Doucette and his Roosevelt football teammates are starting the season with is a bit different than the hardware they ...



Martinez charged in area burglaries  Valley Courier

MANASSA — Joshua Martinez, 25, of Manassa was arrested Friday, November 17, on a burglary arrest warrant(s) and he is currently being held at the Conejos ...



Valley captures four state titles in shortened State Meet  Valley Courier

The Alamosa High School 4x800 meter relay team of Oscar Martinez, Caleb Palmer, Chad Jackson and Isaiah DeLaCerda won their third straight championship ...



Gallegos looks to take a page from Longo book  Valley Courier

ALAMOSA — Becca Longo has been getting quite a bit of media coverage lately and has become something of a local celebrity thanks in large part to her ...



Doug Harris, 62  Valley Courier

DOUG HARRIS, 62, died unexpectedly from a massive heart attack on Monday, August 21st, 2017. Born Harold Douglas Harris III, June 7th, 1955, to Harold and ...



How Alamosa's garden plot got paved over  Westword

Right up until everything fell apart last May, Luette Frost thought the deal was actually going to happen. The seed that she and a few others had planted, then ...



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