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Alamosa • Antonito • Blanca • Center • Creede • Crestone • Del Norte • Fort Garland • Hooper • La Jara • Manassa • Mosca • Moffat • Monte Vista • Romeo • Saguache • Sanford • San Luis • South Fork

Have you heard Construction work begins on Monday MONTE VISTA — This is a reminder that the city of Monte Vista in conjunction with RMS Utilities will begin construction on Hwy 160 beginning Monday, August 13th. Construction will occur from 7 p.m.-7 a.m. Monday-Friday. Detours around the active work area may occur. For the safety of the construction crews the city and the contractor ask that drivers please use caution through the work zone.

Roundtable will not meet this month

Pace, Tipton face off in first debate By RUTH HEIDE Courier editor ALAMOSA — Although candidates Scott Tipton and Sal Pace agreed on several major issues during their first debate last night, the two clashed on a few hotbutton issues such as the Affordable Care Act, which incumbent U.S. Representative Tipton, a Republican, has voted to repeal and Pace, a Democrat, supports. The Adams State University veterans club, a nonpartisan organization helping veterans transition to civilian life, hosted the first Tipton-Pace debate in Alamosa, and Valley Courier Publisher Keith Cerny moderated the event. The two candidates for the 3rd Congressional District are scheduled for another debate in September in Grand Junction.

For the most part, the Alamosa debate was civil, with few verbal punches thrown between the candidates. The two candidates agreed that: more services should be provided for military veterans; the Environmental Protection Agency has over-extended its authority and should be reigned in; the Second Amendment right to bear arms should be protected; education, jobs and small businesses should be legislative priorities; and military expansion in the Piñon Canyon area would be a bad idea. On veteran issues Tipton and Pace both agreed veterans should not have to travel hundreds of miles for health care because they live where there is either no VA clinic or one that is not able to provide for all

their needs. Pace said the VA should coordinate with local medical clinics to provide services to veterans, as well as providing mobile rural clinics. Tipton agreed that veterans should be taken care of and said in the state U.S. House of Representatives he had voted for measures to do that. For example, he supports the Healthy Veterans Act that requires the VA to contract with local hospitals and doctors to provide quality medical care for veterans on a case by case basis. Regarding the GI Bill changes that have negatively affected veterans (for example penalizing them for receiving scholarships), Tipton said the congress before he was elected made those changes, and he is working to correct that with current legislation. “This is a promise that

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U.S. Representative Scott Tipton (R) and Democratic 3rd Congressional District candidate Sal Pace held their first debate last night in Alamosa. must be fulfilled,” he said. Pace said it inexcusable for a veteran to be penalized in his educational benefits if he or she receives a scholarship. “We have to go back to

Washington and change that law,” he said. Pace recommended four years educational benefits in

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ALAMOSA — There WILL NOT be a Rio Grande Interbasin Roundtable meeting next week, Tuesday, August 14. The next meeting will be on Tuesday, September 11.

Democrats host special guest ALAMOSA — The Alamosa Democratic Central Committee will meet on Thursday, August 16, at 6 p.m. at Juanito’s Restaurant in Alamosa. Joseph Lindstrom, Obama for America San Luis Valley Field Organizer will be guest speaker and will provide a training to certify individuals to do voter registration. Contact Mike Garcia at 588-6781.

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San Luis Valley Fair challenges continue The 110th Annual San Luis Valley Fair challenged young cowboys and cowgirls to a variety of races including Pole Bending and Goat Tying. Left: Olivia Valdez made it through the San Luis Valley Fair Junior Horse Show Pole Bending course in 24.81 seconds yesterday. Right: Kylee Christensen finishes tying her goat in yesterday's competition. See more pictures on page 5.

CSU Dean applauds research center's science consumer. What they grow By LAUREN is state-of-the-art and how KRIZANSKY they manage their crops in Courier staff writer CENTER — Nothing feels terms of utilizing informabetter than making the tion and keeping in contact with new discoveries from Dean’s List. On Wednesday, the Colo- the university.” The SLVRC is rado State Unione of eight of its versity San Luis kind in the state Valley Research and it provides Center (SLVRC) research inforstaff and a group mation, conof local producduct extension ers took Coloeducation and rado State Uniseed certificaversity College tion programs. of Agricultural The first center Sciences Dean was established Craig Beyrouty in 1888 and has on a hayride tour gone through through potato many incarnafields that are Colorado State tions. It was improving what people eat and University College of closed in 1896 the land where Agricultural Sciences due to lack of it is grown. Dean Craig Beyrouty federal funds and reopened “The agriculin 1940 with the ture here is very impressive,” Beyrouty said help of the San Luis Valley after seeing the potato plots. Potato Improvement As“The farmers here are very sociation and the San Luis advanced. They are in tune Valley Potato Board of Conto the high technology and trol in its present location. in tune to the needs of the Thirteen years later, CSU

purchased the farm and has relentlessly continued the Valley producer’s mission to find the greatest potato for the field. Today, the research center is not only working to improve potato breeds, combat disease and understand what makes a tuber taste so good, they are also conducting green manure experiments, organic assessments, barley trials and even contributing to strawberry research for the University of Florida. “Most of the work we do here is focused on potatoes,” explained SLVRC Manager and potato specialist Rob Davidson. “We also work with other types of things. We look into things because it is what the growers are interested in.” Four scientists are leading the bulk of the experiments. Areas of study include potato breeding and selection; potato cultivar management and physiology and potato postharvest biology. Each area has a direct link to the other, resulting in a fine final

product. “We work as a team,” said SLVRC research scientist Samuel Essah. “We are working to have optimum guidelines.” Some of the developing guidelines and research aiming to keep the Valley’s potato industry productive and competitive specifically include nitrogen fertilizer management; soil amendment studies; potassium fertilizer sources and rates Courier photos by Lauren Krizansky of application; Purple Majesty potatoes are a unique potato response Valley variety that are now being grown to green manure in Scotland. crops; potato response to late tors affecting russet netting nitrogen applications; pre- loss; variety specific storage dicting pressure bruise sus- pile height guidelines; postceptibility in storage; evalu- harvest potato evaluations; ating late-season fertility ■ See Dean page 3 and irrigation practices; fac-

APD officer disarms man with defense moves By LAUREN KRIZANSKY Courier staff writer ALAMOSA — A man armed with a hammer and a grudge against crosswalk signals stood no chance against Alamosa Patrolman Martin Dominguez late last month. On Sunday, July 29, Dominguez was dispatched to the corner of Main Street and Ross Avenue at approximately 5:15 a.m. in response to a call regarding someone damaging signal lights, according to the Alamosa Police report. A man had witnessed someone with a

hammer striking the units. When Martinez arrived on the scene, he asked Nicholas Entz, 19, Alamosa, to drop the hammer he was holding in his hand, according to the report. Entz told the officer he had something to show him, pulled out a dagger from his pants and pointed it at Martinez. Instead of using a gun, Taser or pepper spray to disarm Entz and ensure his own safety, Martinez used only his hands to take the dagger from the perpetrator. “This was extremely dangerous,” said Alamosa Po-

lice Captain Robert Jack- partment. He has earned son. “I think Martinez two lifesaving awards for went way above the call of bravery and skill, and reguduty to disarm larly teaches someone with self-defense a knife. He is course in Alathe only officer mosa. in our depart“He is a hero ment trained in guy,” Jackthis kind of selfson said. “He defense. It was a doesn’t do this quick reaction.” kind of thing Dominguez for the notorihas been with ety.” the department Entz was for 14 years and summoned was formerly and taken into with the Alacustody at the mosa County Alamosa CounNicholas Entz Sheriff’s Dety Detention

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Center for assault on a police officer, criminal mischief, carrying a concealed weapon and menacing, according to the report. Physical evidence included a hammer, two fixed blades and a folding blade. Bail was not set and the District Attorney requested criminal prosecution. Crosswalk signal damage totaled approximately $3,000 and the Colorado Department of Transportation is repairing the units, Jackson said. The department will request the District Attorney requires Entz to pay restitution.

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Record OBITUARY James “Jimmy” Galvez, 38

LA JARA — James “Jimmy” Galvez, 38, of La Jara, Colo., passed away on August 5, 2012. He is preceded in death by his father, Howard Galvez Sr.; and brother, Robert Armenta. Jimmy is survived by his mother, Pauline Armenta; siblings, Steve Armenta, Howard (Kristina) Galvez Jr. and Christina Galvez; nieces, Melissa Armenta, Samantha and Sierra Galvez; nephew, Tony Cruz Galvez; great nephews, Kieth and Mason Armenta; and numerous uncles, aunts, cousins, extended family and friends. Jimmy enjoyed fishing, camping, spending time outdoors and metal detecting. Jimmy had a great sense of humor and an outgoing personality. He had a contagious smile and would make everyone laugh. Jimmy was a great friend. He is going to be missed by many people. Memorial Mass will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, at La Jara Catholic Church.

La Veta Pass oil well goes to court LA VETA — On August 1, Citizens for Huerfano County (CHC) filed its briefing regarding judicial review in Denver District Court. The briefing asks the District Court to vacate a permit granted in June, 2011, by the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC) for the Klikus 2-19, a 14,000-foot-deep, hydraulically-fractured (fracked) natural gas well near La Veta Pass. CHC attorney Julie Kreutzer argues a lack of due process, in that COGCC failed to notify the public of the Klikus application for permit, and that COGCC’s hasty approval was arbitrary and capricious. In more than 300 pages of administrative records, CHC could find no evidence that the COGCC conducted the kind of thorough review it claims that it applies to every permit in order to meet its legislative mandate to protect public health, safety and the environment. “This is a straightforward case, and one of the very few meaningful things happening right now in the state to address the concerns citizens have over granting drilling permits without adequate review,” said Kreutzer. The District Court Judge will determine whether the permit was properly granted by reviewing the administrative record, CHC’s briefing, and responses from the defendants: COGCC and Shell Western Exploration and Production Inc (SWEPI, a unit of Royal Dutch Shell). Huerfano County may also file a response, because it intervened in the case on the side of the COGCC and Shell. Shell has indicated that it isn’t interested in the Klikus well at this time, and recently received COGCC and Huerfano County permit approvals to drill four oil wells about 20 miles north of the Klikus site, near Gardner. These permits could be considered relatively “better” in that they have emission controls on all tanks and dehydrators, require tanks instead of pits, and are not for fracking (at least, not the first well, and not right away). “CHC considered dismissing the Klikus case,” said CHC Vice President Sandy Borthick, “But if this case does not go forward, there is really nothing stopping Shell from developing the Klikus, and nothing stopping the COGCC from rubber-stamping more incomplete, inadequately reviewed permits in Huerfano County or elsewhere in the state.” “It is important to hold Shell to meaningful standards to protect neighboring water wells and water resources,” said CHC President, Keli Kringel. “It is also important that the COGCC review every permit carefully and insist upon commonsense protections for public health, safety and the environment.” “This permit, Shell’s first here, poses real dangers,” added Kringel. “For example, Shell plans to dig a huge (225 ft x 110 ft x 14 ft deep) fracking flowback pit in an intermittent streambed, and only 8 feet above the water table. This pit is a potential threat that was not addressed by the COGCC in its review of the permit.”




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Coordinator for Colorado Conflict Resolution Month, met with representatives of various organizations from the six counties of the San Luis Valley. Attending a lunch presentation were Alice Price and Luke Yoder of the Center for Restorative Programs, Angela Sillas-Green of Tu

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Councilor checks 'under the hood' Alamosa Ward 4 Councilor Leland Romeo and his family visited Locomotive 169 and its display on Friday, July 20. The volunteer ‘Friends of the 169’ were working on the 1883 locomotive and on Business Car B-1 during their Volunteer Week #3. The pavilion at Cole Park was open to visitors, and Councilor Romero’s party was among the many visitors to the railroad display. The councilor asked a number of questions about the project, Friends volunteer Lee Conner was happy to provide the answers, and the group was very pleased to have such close access to this historic artifact. The Friends of the 169 host a Volunteer Day at the pavilion beginning at 10 a.m. on the first Saturday of each month. From left Ward 4 Councilor Leland Romero, grandson Nikolye and daughter Allyssa, observe the ongoing work underneath Locomotive 169.

Resolution team enjoys road trip ALAMOSA — The statewide Colorado Conflict Resolution Month campaign recently arrived from Denver on a road trip to Alamosa and the “Land of Cool Sunshine.” Mary Zinn of Zinn Mediation Associates, Liz Loescher, founder of The Conflict Center, and Cary Elizabeth Leher, Statewide Outreach

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Casa, Shirley Atencio of the United Campus Ministry at Adams State University and Sue Young of E. Susan Young Consulting and Counseling, LLC. Later in the afternoon, Mary, Liz, and Cary visited the beautiful new library in Alamosa and met with Salai Taylor, the library manager.

The Colorado Conflict Resolution Promotions Team enjoys a road trip to Alamosa.

All of the participants were interested in planning local activities for Colorado’s Conflict Resolution Month which takes place in October every year. Conflict Resolution Month, which recently adopted the tagline Listen. Talk. Work it out., offers organizations and individuals opportunities to create programs, small or large, to help people address their disputes as successfully as they possibly can. The purpose is to teach practical skills and to raise awareness about professional services available in our communities. The governor and the state legislators, unanimously, have proclaimed and endorsed October as Conflict Resolution Month. They join in promoting more civil communities. In October, 2011, there were 35 events in which 2,000 Coloradans took part. A coalition of 50 organizations and municipalities promoted celebrations, workshops, and endorsements. Planning and networking are now underway for this year’s activities. For more information about Conflict Resolution Month 2012, please visit

ONGOING VALLEY MEETINGS ALAMOSA — The San Luis Valley Blue Star Mothers meet the fourth Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m. in Alamosa. Call Vicki Jones at 852-3123.

nursing women are welcome to attend with children and babies. Please call 587-3657.

ALAMOSA — A support group for neurological diseases meets from 4-5 p.m. the first Wednesday of every month at the old restaurant part of the Grizzly Inn in Alamosa. Both patients and caregivers are welcome.

ALAMOSA — Tu Casa hosts groups for survivors of sexual assault, date rape, marital rape, and sexual abuse as a child. These groups are open to the community ALAMOSA — Alzheimer’s and are held at the Tu Casa office every Thursday from Caregiver Support Group meets the second Thursday of 12-1 p.m. Call 589-2465. every month from 9-11 a.m. ALAMOSA — Free cancer at the First United Methodist support groups are held the Church, 2005 Mullens Ave., first and third Monday of Alamosa. Call 719-937-2117 every month from 4-5 p.m. in for more information. the San Luis Valley Regional Medical Center, Physician Services bldg., 2115 Stuart Ave, Alamosa, first floor conference room. Call Roberta Tesar to sign up, 589-8008. ALAMOSA — Women’s codependent/overcomers group meets Thursdays from 5-6 p.m. at Alamosa Presbyterian Church at 330 State Ave. Contact Nancy at 589-2930. ALAMOSA — La Leche League of the San Luis Valley holds its monthly meetings on the fourth Saturday of each month at 11 a.m. at Hospice del Valle, 524 Main St in Alamosa. Pregnant and

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Valley News Debate ■ Continued from Page 1 the GI Bill rather than the current three. Regarding Piñon Canyon, which had been proposed for military training, Pace said he was proud of a bipartisan bill he led in the state house to make it harder for the federal government to take that land. Tipton said he stood up for private property rights pertaining to this issue at the federal level. He added that military personnel told him they do not need Piñon Canyon for training.

On energy issues Both candidates agreed the nation should use the “all of the above” approach to supplying its energy needs but conveyed some differences in their views on the subject. Pace said he was proud of his legislation requiring a greater percentage of public utilities’ power to come from renewable energy. He said Tipton had not supported Vestas wind generation in

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screening for acrylamide formation during the cooking process; and studying common disease resistance proteins. “The things we deal with here transfers to the grower’s situation,” Davidson said. “The research here quantifies what is in the potato so others know what they can and what they should use.” In regards to other agricultural issues, the Colorado Potato Administration Committee Research Sub Committee Chairman and Center farmer Sheldon Rockey encouraged the SLVRC to further its water conservation efforts. “We are working in the right direction,” Rockey said about CSU’s interests and their relationship with producers. “We are communicating water issues to produce the crops we need to feed the world.” CPAC Executive Director Jim Ehrlich expressed concern about the next genera-

Colorado that was providFarm Bill. After Tipton said ing jobs. he introduced Healthy Forest “You picked Management a winner and a Act legislation loser when you that received voted against bipartisan supVestas, you port to address voted against beetle killed wind and you forests, Pace voted against said Congress renewable encould have done ergy,” Pace told that last week Tipton. if it had passed Tipton said the Farm Bill, Pace picked which includes a winner and forest health loser when he language, inrequired the stead of voting American peoto go home on ple to pay highrecess for five er utility bills weeks. to accommodate Tipton said Scott Tipton renewable enthe House of ergy mandates. RepresentaTipton said when the presi- tives is not on recess, and as a dent is talking about offshore member of the ag committee drilling in Brazil, he is taking he pushed for the Farm Bill jobs away from the U.S. to move forward. “Let’s drill on American soil, create American energy On budgets and and be able to get Americans business back to work,” Tipton said. Tipton said with a $15.8 trillion deficit in this country, On wildfire prevention the minute a child is born, Discussion regarding mea- that child owes $50,000. sures to prevent wildfires “We need to find ways to heated up over the proposed reduce the size of governtion of farming. “New students need to know the practical aspects, too,” Ehrlich said. “They have great information, but how do we apply it on our farms?” After the tour, Beyrouty guaranteed the future of farming is getting better everyday. “I got into agriculture because I wanted to make a difference,” Beyrouty said. “I wanted to be part of a food system to help people put food on their tables. This is the kind of thing driving our students today. They want to get out in the fields, they want to work with people, and they want to be involved in a system that I think is one of the safest and most secure food systems in the world.” He added, “The students want to make sure there is food for everybody, not just here in the United States, but throughout the world. They know also that we are not where we should be from a food production standpoint. We try to attract students from a variety of backgrounds who would have an interest in being part of that food system.” In addition, he expounded

ment and reduce spending,” Tipton said. He said he voted for a balanced budget amendment and would continue to fight for that. Pace disagreed with the cuts Tipton voted for in that balanced budget legislation, particularly cuts in Medicare. Pace said he was proud of the balanced budget Colorado legislators passed by a nearly unanimous margin and said legislators in Washington D.C. need to do the same thing. Tipton said he did not hear Pace giving any ideas about how to cut the federal debt, and Pace said he hadn’t heard any from Tipton either. Pace said everything needs to be laid on the table when it comes to budget cuts, which is what state legislators had to do in Colorado. Tipton said people have to be willing to come to the table for that to happen. Pace said Tipton was just blaming the other side, but both sides need to come together to address this challenge.

He said the country needs On health care Tipton said he voted affordable and accessible to repeal the president’s health care, but the president’s plan is health care not it. act because Pace queshe believes tioned how it is hard on many times senior citiit was going zens, for one to take Tipthing, and ton unsuche had promcessfully votised senior ing against citizens he this act to would stand realize it is up for their passed alhealth care. ready. He said a “I don’t study of curthink the rent physiAffordable cians found Care Act that 84 peris perfect,” cent of them Sal Pace Pace said, were considbut he added ering retiring in 2014 when the health he believed changes that care act is fully imple- needed to be made to it mented, and many busi- could be designed in a nesses are afraid of hiring bipartisan manner, just more employees because of like the state legislators the mandated health care did when they created the provisions. One business healthcare exchange for that hires people who are Colorado. Pace said no one should go handicapped in Pueblo may have to close down entirely bankrupt or die in poverty if it does not get a waiver because of medical costs, from the healthcare act which is what happened to his aunt in the past year. mandates, Tipton said.

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SLVRC Manager and potato specialist Rob Davidson talks about the San Luis Valley Research Center's accomplishments. on the university’s diverse agriculture programs. “We teach very traditional and conventional agriculture and we teach some of the non-traditional and alternative kinds of agriculture,” Beyrouty said. “We teach agriculture from a large scale to a small scale, from

locally grown to internationally driven agriculture. We try to expose our students to the whole concept of the food system. Production remains the main focus of what we do, but it is way beyond that. It is the impact on the environment that we teach our students and it is

ensuring that we have many natural resources so we have a sustained food system for future generations.” He added, “I am so excited about being a part of Colorado State University and being part of the research center in the Valley. The scientists here and the sup-

port staff and personnel do a tremendous job in trying to maintain good, strong contact with our producers, trying to identify what the main problems are and addressing them through research and education. CSU is there and we couldn’t be more delighted.”

VS diagnosed in Colorado, specific travel requirement remains in effect

LAKEWOOD – A Las Animas County premises is under quarantine after a horse tested positive for vesicular stomatitis (VS); the horse had not recently traveled and is believed to have been infected by insects. The Colorado Department of Agriculture recommends tips and guidelines for the horse and livestock industries. “While this is the first case diagnosed in Colorado in 2012, there have been several cases identified in the Rio Grande River valley of New Mexico,” said State Veterinarian, Dr. Keith Roehr. “This Colorado case represents a northern movement of the virus that has been typical in past years.” VS is a Foreign Animal Disease that occurs sporadically in certain areas of the western United States. The last confirmed case of VS in Colorado was diagnosed in 2006.

Travel Requirement The Colorado Department of Agriculture’s State Veterinarian’s Office has issued a travel requirement for horses, mules, cattle, bison, sheep, goats, swine, and camelids entering the state from states with confirmed cases of VS. This requirement states that health certificates should include the following statement from the issuing veterinarian, “I have examined the animal(s) represented on this Certificate of Veterinary Inspection (CVI) and have found no signs of vesicular stomatitis and they have not originated from a premises under quarantine for vesicular stomatitis.” “The purpose of this re-

quirement is to ensure that veterinarians issuing health certificates are aware of the spread of Vesicular Stomatitis and are vigilant in looking for signs of the virus. VS can be painful for the animals and costly to their owners,” said Roehr. “While this virus does not typically cause death, the animal can suffer from painful sores so it is important to monitor herds for symptoms.” Important Points for Veterinarians • Any vesicular disease of livestock is reportable to the State Veterinarian’s Office in Colorado – to report call 303239-4161. If after-hours, call the same number to obtain the phone number of the staff veterinarian on call. • Since VS is considered a foreign animal disease, any case with clinical signs consistent with VS will warrant an investigation by a state or federal foreign animal disease diagnostician (FADD). • When VS is suspected, the FADD will gather the epidemiological information, take the necessary blood samples, collect the necessary fluid or tissue from the lesions, and inform the owners and the referring veterinarian as to necessary bio-security and movement restrictions. Tips for Livestock Owners • Strict fly control is an important factor to inhibit the transmission of the disease. • Avoid transferring feeding equipment, cleaning tools or health care equipment from other herds. • Colorado livestock owners should contact the state

of destination when moving livestock interstate to ensure that all entry requirements are met. A list of contact information for all state veterinarians’ offices is available at: http://www.colorado. gov/ag/animals. • Colorado fairs, livestock exhibitions, and rodeos may institute new entry requirements based on the extent and severity of the current VS outbreak. Be sure to stay informed of any new changes concerning event requirements. Vesicular Stomatitis Guidelines for Shows and Fairs The Colorado State Veterinarian’s Office is recommending that livestock events exercise extra precaution measures to minimize the transmission of Vesicular Stomatitis. The following strategies should be implemented: 1. Participants, regardless of origin should, when possible, arrive at the event with a Certificate of Veterinary Inspection that was issued within 48 hours of departure for the event. 2. The Certificate of Veterinary Inspection should contain a statement from the issuing veterinarian that states: “I have examined the animal(s) represented on this Certificate of Veterinary Inspection (CVI) and have found no signs of vesicular stomatitis and they have not originated from a premises under quarantine for vesicular stomatitis.” 3. Out-of-state participants should check with their state’s animal health officials to determine the requirements for their livestock’s

return to that state. 4. All livestock that arrive at an event without a Certificate of Veterinary Inspection issued within 48 hours of arrival should receive an oral examination for VS lesions upon arrival at the event. a. A qualified, licensed and accredited veterinarian should be available to oversee the inspection process. b. Any livestock that exhibit clinical signs of VS shall be immediately removed from the event and reported to a Colorado animal health official 303-239-4161. c. Colorado livestock will be returned to their premises and quarantined. d. Out-of-state livestock should be taken to a predetermined isolation facility where they would be held until an appropriate quarantine site can be identified. 5. During the event common water and feed sources should be minimized and insect repellent applied daily, with particular attention to the animals ears. Vesicular Stomatitis Transmission Most cases are spread by insect vectors particularly along river valleys. Biting flies are known to be capable of transmitting VS.

Sand flies (Lutzomyia spp.) and black flies (Simulium spp.) have been identified as important insects in the transmission of VS. Vesicular Stomatitis Signs (Note: a photo of the Las Animas County horse is available by emailing Christi.lightcap@ag.state. The photo highlights the painful clinical signs of VS.) VS susceptible species include horses, cattle, sheep, pigs, deer and other species of animals. The clinical signs of the disease include vesicles, erosions and sloughing of the skin on the muzzle, tongue, teats and above the hooves of susceptible livestock. Vesicles are usually only seen early in the course of the disease. As the disease progresses, the ruptured vesicles erode to produce areas where dead tissue becomes separated from the surrounding wound near the mouth or hoof. Animals with oral lesions may refuse to eat or drink due to discomfort which results in weight loss. Coronary band lesions can result in lameness in one or more feet. In severe situations, the hoof may slough or hoof

growth may be permanently impacted. While rare, human cases of VS can occur, usually among those who handle infected animals. VS in humans can cause flu-like symptoms and only rarely includes lesions or blisters. For additional information, contact the Colorado State Veterinarian’s office at 303-239-4161 or visit animals. To view the current location of cases and other important updates and information, visit http://www. equine/vsv/.

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Opinion The way to a woman’s heart

It’s been said that the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach — meaning men like to eat and they like women who can cook. So what’s the way to a woman’s heart? Being a woman, I have my own theory on that question, but I would love to hear your thoughts on the issue as well. Please write to me and let me know what you think is the best way to a woman’s heart. In the past I’ve written a lot about power: the power of laughter, the power of love, the power of words, and so on. But what about the POTLIGHT power to touch a By Tori Vigil woman’s heart, or anyone’s heart for that matter? To be able to reach for someone’s hand and touch their heart: Wow! That’s real power. Men, just imagine that with a look you could render a woman speechless, with a touch you could leave her in awe of you, with a few words you could melt her heart. Would you want to be able to accomplish that? And if you could do those things, what would the results be? My sisters and I often have this conversation. We’ve often told the men in our lives, including our brothers, that if you just make a woman feel loved, cherished and respected, then she has the ability to change your world for the better. Why do I say this? Look back in history. Men work hard to gain money, houses, transportation, etc. all to either win or please a woman. Men fight battles to either protect a woman or to gain something for her. It’s even been said that behind every powerful man is a great woman. I like to think of it this way, beside every powerful man is a strong woman. The bible even says that a good wife is far more precious than jewels. In this day and age, I’ve seen so many women mistreated, abused, neglected, and rejected. I’ve seen the consequences of these actions and my heart goes out to these women. I want to tell them that they are precious, that they should be cherished, that they deserve better, and that life doesn’t have to be that way. I want to point to the men out there who are willing to go the extra mile, help with the dishes, be a partner, assist with the children, love unconditionally, make dinner with you or for you, hold you like you are the most important person in their life, never raise their voice to you, are willing to talk and listen and know the little things about you. Maya Angelou is one of my favorite poets and this is her theory about how a man can touch a woman’s heart, “A woman’s heart should be so hidden in Christ that a man should have to seek Him first to find her.” My theory is that for a man to touch a woman’s heart, he must first touch her hand and take her on a journey. For me, this means he must first touch my mind — with the way he thinks and speaks. It is amazing when a man can carry a full conversation with you about something meaningful, interesting or spiritual; it’s even more amazing if he can teach me something. This begins the journey. Then he can touch my emotions — by the way he acts, treats others and how he treats me. Then he can touch my life – by helping me with a problem, giving useful advice, paying attention to what’s important to me and helping with my goals and dreams, or by giving me a gift that only I would know how important it is (price is not the issue, knowing who I am is). After this, then he can touch my hand and take me on a journey toward trust and eventually love. If a man isn’t willing to journey with a woman, through the good times and the bad, then he isn’t worthy of that woman. My daughter’s boyfriend once said to her something that is kind of cheesy, but was also really sweet, “If I can’t handle you during your worst moments, then I don’t deserve you at your best.” If only all men understood this concept. For women, or at least the women in my family, if a man can stimulate our minds; challenge our limitations; accept us for who we are; encourage our dreams; be honest and loyal, and love our family, then he’s a keeper. So to all the men out there trying to touch a woman’s body, remember you must first touch her heart!


Tori Vigil is an author, inspirational speaker, and reporter. She can be reached via email at

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Enjoy contrasts — in nature and people The great thing about national parks in the United States is that everyone is welcome. You don’t have to speak English. You don’t have to know anything about wildlife (besides the general rule of keeping your distance). You don’t have to like to camp or own any expensive outdoor gear and clothing. You don’t even have to like to walk, let alone hike. All you have to be is the type of person who enjoys seeing beautiful things. You have to enjoy contrasts. This past weekend I took in the wild beauty of Yellowstone National Park with a couple of friends. We stared in awe at geysers. We lined up in formation next to our fellow tourists to get the best angle and shot for our vacation albums. We hiked rocky trails that wound us through the flowing curtains of waterfalls. We circled the rim of the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone and descended Uncle Tom’s trail, a windy staircase dropping straight into the gut of the canyon. Every step of the way, we were surrounded by people that looked like they had never hiked a trail, people that made us feel ridiculous in our Chacos and breathable outdoor wear. But, this is the great season of shared appreciation. If it isn’t a family vacation to some wild outpost, then perhaps you are

sitting in front of your TV and with millions of other people you are rediscovering how cool and incredible gymnasts are. You are probably also cheering for runners from countries you can’t even pinpoint on a map. Perhaps the best thing about my rePiece of Mind cent vacation, besides soaking up the last few precious days with friends before their lives change with graduate school, is the reminder of how big and beautiful the world is. There are serious and troubling questions filling the airGena Akers ways right now about the future of extremism and violence in the United States. I have no recommendations for how to monitor and disarm the men and women among us with automatic weapons and hatred in their hearts. However I can recognize that the roots of discrimination, a close relative of hatred, stretch far and dwell in different configurations beneath

Celebrate Community Health Center Week by recognizing the many services and benefits provided to Colorado citizens

each of us. I am thinking about the thoughts that enter your head when you see someone you identify as different than you and that those differences make you “superior” in some way. Where do those thoughts come from and are they really justified? Probably not. In our own way, we use these thoughts (what someone looks like, what they are eating, what they are wearing, etc.) to fill our lack of confidence or to fuel our need to be better than the stranger next to us. Whether you are sitting in front of your TV and cheering for athletes competing half a world away, vacationing with your family, or mourning the loss of a friend or fellow citizen that was killed by hatred and discrimination, remember that the characteristics that allow you to be awed at a mountain cliff are the same characteristics that give the Golden Rule meaning. Learn to appreciate contrasts. Learn to love yourself so there is no need to judge other people. If we each work to be better than we are, not better than someone else, the world will become a much more beautiful and enjoyable place to live.

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Valley Life SLV Fair 2012 Yesterday's San Luis Valley Fair events included an open dog show, market goat shows, open poultry and rabbit shows, a market swine show and various horse challenges and an awards ceremony. Right: Kelsie Van Treese has her rabbits judged on Wednesday. Left: Abigale Sittler listens to the judge in the Market Goat Show feeeder class competition. She took second place. Right bottom: Renae Sinclair throws her arms up after tying up a goat during yesterday's 8 and 9 year old San Luis Valley Fair Junior Horse Show Goat Tying competition.

Above: Alissa Sinclair, 17, Alamosa, gives her pig Coconut a drink before the Market Swine Show later in the day.

Left: Peyton Valentine made it through the San Luis Valley Fair Junior Horse Show Pole Bending challenge in 28.15 seconds. Below: Kyree Huffaker races after her goat in the San Luis Valley Fair Junior Horse Show Goat Tying competition. She made it off of her horse and tied up her goat in 26.05 seconds.

Tristan Stevenson starts her run in the San Luis Valley Fair Junior Horse Show Pole Bending competition on Wednesday. Courier photos by Lauren Krizansky

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Sports Sports Briefs Alamosa Youth Football

The last chance to register for Alamosa Youth Football grades 3 through 6 is Saturday, August 11 at Carroll Park from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Mini Moose gymnastics camp

ALAMOSA—The Alamosa High School's gymnastics team will be hosting a Mini-Moose gymnastics camp for boys and girls ages 4-13 with a limit of 60 students. The camp will be held in the Alamosa High School Auxiliary Gym on August 13, 14, 15 and 16 from 9:30-11:30 a.m. Cost to attend the camp is $40 and includes a t-shirt. Registration prior to camp is a must, bring your child to registration for a short skills test to ensure they are placed in the appropriate group. Registration is going to be held on Thursday, August 9th in the Alamosa High School Auxiliary Gym from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Payment is expected at registration. For more info please call Dalhia at 588-5594 or Ana at 588-1771.

CHSAA practices start

SAN LUIS VALLEY—CHSAA Official practice for all other sports (cross-country, football, gymnastics, boys soccer, volleyball) starts on Monday, August 13. Alamosa Student Athletes please contact the Activities Office at 587-6001, if you have any questions. Other athletes may contact their activities office for more info.


Photos by Jessica Jolly, Alamosa Parks and Rec

Summer softball leagues wrap up as champions are crowned

TOP: It took two games, but the Adcock softball team was able to defeat the Silver Fox softball team in the championship and ‘if-game’ to win the 2012 Women’s league championship on Tuesday evening at the Lee Field Complex in Alamosa. Adcock got a run-rule victory, 18-8, in the first game but had to come from behind to clinch the title. They finish the season with a 17-4 record while the Silver Fox team finished with a 16-5 overall record.

BOTTOM: Team Elevation won the Men’s Softball Championship for the second straight year Tuesday night as they defeated the Vendola Softball team by a score of 18-13. Rick Nickols, the first baseman and clean-up hitter, had a solid night as he nailed what had to be one of the furthest homers of the season. The home run was a 3-run homer to give

Cross Country will meet Monday at 6 a.m. in front of Alamosa High School. Questions may be directed at Coach Zaragoza (719580-2032), Coach DeLaCerda (719-588-8971) or Coach Flores (719-480-1664), Football will meet Monday at 8 a.m. at Alamosa High School. please direct questions to Coach Ford (719-588-1004) or Coach Ortega (719-580-8273). Boys' Soccer will have two-a-days, starting Monday with the first practice starting at 6 a.m. at the AHS practice soccer field. Second practice will be at 5 p.m., also at the AHS practice soccer field. Head coach is Enrique Guerrero. Gymnastics will meet at 12:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday in the Alamosa High School Auxiliary Gym. Practice time will move to its regular3:30p.m.timethefollowingweek. Also,sinceAlamosahosts the only gymnastics program in the Valley, athletes interested in the sport may be apart of AHS's team, for more information contact Coach Mahany (719-588-5594) or Coach Lopez (719-588-1771). Volleyball will meet at Monday at 2:30 p.m. with the mile run time trial. They will meet at Alamosa High School. Head Coach is Amy Ortega.


Antonito's volleyball team will hold its first practice will be Monday at 5:30 p.m. in the high school gym. Football will have their first practice at 5:30 p.m. on Monday at the football field. Cross Country will meet at 4 p.m. at the high school.


Football will be at 6 a.m. on Monday at the Football Field. Head coach is Fuzzy Holmes. Volleyball will begin at 5:45 a.m. on Monday at the Tiger Fieldhouse. Once again head coach is Jenny Owsley. Cross Country will not begin their official practices until Monday, August 20, with a time and place to be announced.


Football practice will be held at the middle school football field on Monday at 8 a.m.

Sangre de Cristo 5k Run/Walk Volleyball Relay Challenge

ALAMOSA— The Sangre de Cristo Volleyball team will be hosting a 5K run/walk challege on Saturday, August 18, 2012. The race starts at 8:00 a.m. while registration begins at 7:30 a.m. The race will start at Cole Park in Alamosa and has an entry fee of $20. Contact Alicia Berlinger at 588-0161.

OMS Physicals

Men's Golf League standings as of August 7

ALAMOSA—Ortega Middle School will host sports physicals on Thursday, August 16th from 4 p.m-7 p.m. at the Ortega Middle School gymnasium. The cost will be $25. All 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students who are wanting to play either intramural or interscholastic sports will need to have a physical, signed medical release form and signed athletic and activities handbook agreement before they are allowed to practice or compete. If you have any questions, please call 719-580-8273.

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Valley Life La Jara Farmers Market features drumming on Friday

LA JARA — The La Jara Farmers Market must be the best-kept secret in the San Luis Valley. Cash in on this seven-week summer program where local growers, crafters and residents alike come together in down town La Jara for a grand old time. Right next to La Jara’s Town Hall folks find locally grown fresh fruits and vegetables and up-to-date activities and information about what’s happening in the Valley from the Conejos County Chamber of Commerce. Join the many who are in the know that enjoy the free taste treats and recipes from the Healthy Habits MOKI table. It’s well worth the trip. And, come for the great music each week. And, this Friday afternoon and evening the farmers market in La Jara wouldn’t be possible except for the generous support of Little Flickers of Capulin, Joe Valdez of La Jara Pharmacy, the Conejos County Chamber of Commerce, Circle K Mills, everyone from Cactus Hill Ag. Consulting in Capulin, and because of the great support of the town of La Jara and its police force. This past Friday, Rose Viapando and Solomon Lopez, Las Cancioneros Del Valle, singing and playing old favorites, made magical easy on the ear music and melodic sounds to the market. This Friday there’s an extra special treat in store for shoppers. Joshua Wohlrabe of Adams State University Music Department will bring his collection of drums from all parts of the globe for an uniquely different drum circle. This will be an exciting performance. The market will pulsate with the rhythms from around the world as everyone is invited to pick up a drum and sandwich it between their knees. Yes, children too can join in and play the drums. All are welcome to link up with the rhythm; come and be a part of the circle of fun. Become a member of a drum circle. The market runs from 3-7 p.m. at the La Jara Town Hall. The La Jara Farmers Market is conveniently located right in downtown La Jara on Broadway Avenue by the Town Hall. The market runs every Friday afternoon and evening through the 7th of September. New vendors are welcomed and more information can be had by phoning VGail or James at 589-6374.

Las Cancioneros Del Valle, a long-time La Jara favorite was this past Friday’s musical entertainment at the town farmers market. All throughout the market the magical voices of Rose Viapando and Solomon Lopez brought the audience to repeated applause. Some were even singing along to the familiar tunes.

At this time during the 2012 summer, the fresh vegetables are at their very best. Onions and sweet peaches the size melons. Green beans and favas ready for canning or just munching on the spot. Most vendors bring organic produce grown on their small farms and from local gardens. Customers will not be able to resist the fresh baked breads and sweet rolls all from local certified home kitchens. Homemakers have taken the new Colorado Food Act classes to turn their kitchens and their talents into the pick of the market.

Furry Friends At left is a terrier, American pit bull mix female, about 3 years old. At right is a bulldog, American mix male about 1 year old. To adopt, please call Conour Shelter, 852-3366.

Healthy Habits brings wonderfully prepared and delicious recipes. Local ingredients are cooked and served as free samples along with the recipes to promote and educate VGail Vonderweidt, this year’s market site manager, brought everyone about eating healthier in the Valley's unique farm her artistic talents to this past week’s farmers market to table communities. Everyone serving at the MOKI Kitchen decorating faces with festive colors that last for days or volunteers adding their vibrant and infectious personalities wash off easily. to the wonderful dishes they prepare.

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Western Living Specialty alliance grower wins national merit award

CENTER — Rockey Farms, a founding member of the Specialty Potato Alliance (SPA,) who had previously received recognition from the county, region and state gained national attention as the 2012 recipient of the Soil And Conservation Society’s Merit Award. The award was presented on July 24th, during the Conservation Society’s annual conference in Fort Worth Texas. “This could not come at a better time”, reported Brendon Rockey, who is in charge of field operations for Rockey Farms. “With water and transportation prices on the rise, using less water and fewer chemicals helps us keep our costs in line.” Sheldon Rockey, Brendon’s brother and operations manager for the farm agrees. “Our cleaner, greener farming gives us better yields, more consistent sizing and great color. That means a better product and a happier customer.” As third generation leaders of land management in the San Luis Valley, Rockey Farms believes strongly in how they are restoring and maintaining their soil, and they openly share their practices with neighboring farmers and other growers throughout the state and agricultural community nationally. “Agriculture needs this”, noted Brendon “the reward is a nice vindication of what the right direction is, but the harvest tells us that the soil is properly fertile.” SPA markets three proprietary varieties developed by Rockey Farms and grown in their award winning soil.

The Red Rebel®, a slender and thin skinned fingerling with slightly mottled flesh, the Merlot®, a new purple fingerling variety that actually tastes good, and the Rockey Rose®, a pink flesh, deep yellow skinned fingerling whose taste is beginning to rival the popular Russian Banana and considered to be the best tasting fingerling on the market. “We knew these products were winners when we saw them and now we know why”, commented Dale Firman, SPA partner who runs the Los Angeles distribution facility. Customers in both New York and Los Angeles are now requesting these potatoes by name. SPA will be sampling these new varieties at the PMA in Anaheim, CA this fall. “One of the goals of the alliance was to market these great new flavors to our customers. The seed development program along with prime growing conditions will allow us to reach a larger market more quickly”, notes Richard Leibowitz, managing director of the Alliance. “Consumers are becoming more aware of where their food comes from and how it is grown, and this recognition is an affirmation that the customer can taste”, Leibowitz concluded. Maintaining distribution on a year round basis, Rockey Farms provides seed to SPA growers throughout the country so their products will readily available. Along with the new varieties SPA markets a full variety of fingerlings and specialty potatoes. Product is grown both sustainably and organically.

Specialty Potato Alliance growers Rockey Farms recently won the Soil And Conservation Society's Merit Award.

Leftover hunting licenses go on sale

DENVER —Thousands of big game hunting licenses that did not sell during the license application and draw process will go on sale to the public at 9 a.m., Tuesday, Aug. 14 at Colorado Parks and Wildlife offices and more than 700 hunting license retailers statewide. In addition to the approximately 34,000 elk licenses, 6,300 deer licenses and 6,300 pronghorn licenses that will be available, more than 900 bear licenses and 120 leftover fall turkey licenses will also go on sale to the public the morning of Aug. 14. Leftover license day is one of the biggest hunting license sales days for many hunting licenses sales locations. Hunters can find a list of wildlife offices (http:// OfficesAndPhone/Pages/ ContactNumbers.aspx) and license retailers (http:// LicenseAgents/Pages/LicenseAgentList.aspx) on the wildlife side of the Colorado Parks and Wildlife website. License purchasers who are out of state or unable to get to a license agent can call the toll-free license sales number, 1-800-244-5613, beginning at 9 a.m. MDT on Aug. 14. It is important to note that online purchasing

of leftover licenses is delayed until the following day to keep distribution fair. Internet sales of leftover licenses do not begin until 12:01 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 15. A complete list of leftover licenses that go on sale Tuesday, Aug. 14 is available online at http://wildlife. BigGame/LeftoverLicenses/ LeftoverList2012-07-27.pdf. Hunters should check the current list to make sure that the licenses they are seeking will be available. Once license sales begin, the online list will be updated every 15 minutes. Hunters planning to purchase a leftover license should come prepared with their driver’s license and hunter education card. State law requires that anyone purchasing a hunting or fishing license provide their social security number. Hunters interested in purchasing private-land-only licenses must obtain permission from landowners before they can hunt on private land. Colorado Parks and Wildlife manages 42 state parks, all of Colorado’s wildlife, more than 300 state wildlife areas and a host of recreational programs. To learn more about Colorado’s wildlife programs, please see:

Packaging is available for retail and foodservice. Private labeling and custom packaging is available as well. Specialty Potato Alliance is a dedicated group of growers and shippers committed to providing the healthiest and best tasting specialty potatoes available. Their family of products, proprietary varieties and year round availability has made them trend setters in the potato category. For more information about Rockey Farms soil program or Specialty Potato Alliance potatoes please contact Richard Leibowitz at the numbers above.

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Public Notices NOTICE OF FINAL SETTLEMENT PROJECT #MTCE 1602-131 PROJECT ID #18239 In accordance with the notice provisions contained in 38-26-107 C.R.S. 1973 as amended, the DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION, STATE OF COLORADO has established August 23, 2012 DV WKH GDWH RI ÀQDO VHWWOHPHQW date with Kolbe Striping, Inc. for Project #MTCE 1602-131, Project ID #18239, in La Plata, Alamosa, Conejos, Rio Grande and Saguache Counties. Work consists of installation of inlaid preformed plastic and methyl methacrylate pavement markings in concrete pavement in WKH WRZQV RI $ODPRVD %D\ÀHOG Durango, South Fork and Villa Grove, and installation methyl of methacrylate pavement markings in asphalt pavement in the town of Antonito and on Cumbres Pass. &ODLPV FRQWDLQLQJ D YHULÀHG VWDWHment of the amounts due and unpaid must be in the form of a written DIÀGDYLW DQG PXVW EH UHFHLYHG E\ the CONTROLLER, Department of Transportation at 4201 E. Arkansas Avenue, Denver, Colorado, 80222, RQ RU EHIRUH  SP RI WKH ÀQDO settlement date above. Timothy J. Harris, P.E., Chief Engineer, Department of Transportation NO. 6268 PUBLISHED IN THE VALLEY COURIER AUGUST 2 AND 9, 2012 A special meeting of the Board of Managers for Special Improvement District No. 1 of the Rio Grande Water Conservation District is to be held on August 10, 2012, and will begin at 1:30 p.m. The meeting will be held in the conference room of the Bureau of Reclamation Building located at 10900 Hwy 160 E., Alamosa, CO, 81101. This meeting is open to the public. NO. 6298 Published by the Valley Courier August 7, 8 and 9th, 2012 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the following statements and demands under oath have been provided to the secretary of the Del Rio Ditch Company concerning FHUWLÀFDWH QXPEHU  UHSUHVHQWLQJ 18.125 shares of capital stock of the Del Rio Ditch Company issued to Penick R&C LP and subsequently transferred to Brent and Cindy Mefford. Brent and Cindy Mefford DQG3HQLFN5 &/3KDYHÀOHGZLWK the secretary of the Del Rio Ditch Company under oath that the FHUWLÀFDWHV UHSUHVHQWLQJ  shares of stock of the Del Rio Ditch Company have been lost, mislaid or destroyed and the property of Brent and Cindy Mefford and has not been transferred or hypothecated by either party. Assignee has paid all assessments levied by the corporation against the stock VLQFH WKH QRWLÀFDWLRQ %UHQW DQG Cindy Mefford demand that the FRPSDQ\ LVVXH GXSOLFDWH FHUWLÀcates in accordance with sections 7-42-114 to 7-42-117. The Del Rio Ditch Company will issue duplicate FHUWLÀFDWHVWR%UHQWDQG&LQG\0HIford on or after October 9, 2012 following the last publication of this QRWLFHXQOHVVFRQWUDU\FODLPLVÀOHG with the Del Rio Ditch Company prior to that date. NO# 6299 Published by the Valley Courier August 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11th, 2012 5HTXHVWIRU4XDOLÀFDWLRQV 5)4

The Town of Center (TOC) is seekLQJELGVIURPTXDOLĂ€HGĂ€UPVRUSHUsons to provide CDBG Compliance Consultant Services For the Center Water Storage Tank Project RFQ documents are available to view and or download at http:// For assistance contact Forrest Neuerburg at or (719) 754-3497 Sealed bids will be received by the Town at 294 S. Worth, PO Box 400 Center, CO 81125 until 4:00 p.m. August 23, 2012. NO. 6300 Published by the Valley Courier August 7, 9, 11, 14, 16 and 18th, 2012 FCI CONSTRUCTORS, INC. is soliciting bids for the construction of the: Sanford PK-12 School Additions & Alterations in Sanford, CO The project consists of site/building demolition, new building additions and renovations. Bids will be accepted until Tuesday, August 21st, 2012 at 2:00 pm. The bid documents are available at Please fax your bid to (970)2598633. All bids are welcome. For additional information please contact Matt Aupperle at (970)259-8644. FCI Instructors, Inc. 186 Moose Lane Durango, CO 81303 (970)259-8644 (970)259-8633 FCI Constructors, Inc is an Equal Opportunity Employer NO. 6304 Published by the Valley Courier August 9, 10, 11, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18 and 21st, 2012


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EXPERIENCED ELECTRICIAN NEEDED. Preferably Journeymen but will consider experience. 719-852-3072. (TFN-8/11) SPECI A L JOB FOR special person. M/F, P/T, N/S, Monte area. Caretaker for disabled women artist. $10/hr. Call 719852-2868. (8/22) CA R E -TA K ER , SMALL MOUNTAIN Housing Association. May 1st to October 31st 2013. Couple light plumbing, electric, carpentry skills. 719-852-2742. (8/16) INVOICING SPECIALIST POSITION available. Competitive pay and benefits. Accounting experience preferred. Must pass background check and drug screening. Email resumes to: mike.hurlbut@altafuels. com(8/8) LOOKING FOR CDL Drivers and Batch Plant operators. Apply in person at Southwest ReadyMix. (8/10) WRAP FACILITATOR: THE House Bill 1451 Interagency Oversight Group seeks facilitator responsible for facilitating and coordinating HighFid el it y Wr apa r ou nd ser vices for A la mosa County youth and families involved in multiple complex systems. The facilitator works closely with community partners and family teams to establish a detailed treatment/ service plan for services being provided to each family. Facilitator will also coordinate partner meetings as well as family intervention meetings. Please send cover letter and resume to Kristina Daniel, SLVMHC 8745 County Road 9 South Alamosa, CO 81101. Deadline: August 10, 2012. EOE. (8/10) S LV C O M M U N I T Y MENTAL Health Center is seeking a FT Behavioral Health Integration Clinician to assist primary care providers in recognizing, treating, and managing mental health and psychological conditions. The clinician is to focus on diagnostic and functional evaluations that follow appropriate treatment options for the client. Candidate must possess Master’s Degree in social work, psychology, counseling or equivalent, two years of paid experience working with clients with mental illness, excellent communication skills, sound judgment, empathy, sensitivity, creativity and be computer literate and a team player. Application may be obtained at: http:// Send Company Application, resume, cover letter, and references to: HR Director, SLV Mental Health Center, 8745 County Rd. 9 S. Alamosa, CO 81101. Deadline: August 10, 2012. EOE (8/10) PT INSURANCE INSPECTOR needed to verify rooftop and exterior conditions on residential properties in South Central CO. Basic conVWUXFWLRQURRÀQJ NQRZOedge helpful. Need 2-3 full weekdays available per month, high-speed inter net, and 4 wheel drive vehicle. $200 - $500 a month plus mileage. Email resume’s srust@ (8/15) GENERAL MANAGER NEEDED: for new Franchise Hotel. Management experience needed, hotel preferred. FAX: 719-5428750 or (8/14) ABBA EYE CARE is seeking a professional, dedicated, energetic individual to join our team. Duties include optical sales, data entr y, and other duties as needed. Selected candidate will demonstrate a passion for quality service 32-40 hours per week. Apply in person with resume at 2101 Main, Suite D Alamosa.(8/9) ALLINGTON INN & Suite Housekeeping. P/T F/T. No experience necessary. Up to $12.00/hour + tips. Apply at 0182 E Frontage Road, South Fork. 719-873-5600. Or at brenda@allingtoninn. com.(8/9) ALLINGTON INN & Suite Front Desk. P/T F/T. No experience necessary. Apply at 0182 E Frontage Road, South Fork. 719873-5600. Or at brenda@

FT IRT THERAPIST. SLV Mental Health Center Community Corrections - IRT Program: Position requirements: CACII certification, BA degree is preferred. Therapist will provide substance use disorder treatment services to male D.O.C./Parole/Probation clients in 90 day Intensive Residential Treatment setting. Services include intake/assessment, individual, psycho-ed / therapy groups, and case management. Candidates must have working experience in providing substance use disorder treatment services, good communication skills, team player, sound judgment, empathy, sensitivity, and creativity in dealing with clients. Applicants must be computer DQG RIĂ€FHHTXLSPHQW OLWHUDWH   ([FHOOHQW EHQHĂ€WV package available. Application may be obtained at: Employment_Opportunities.php. Send Company Application, resume, cover letter, and references to: HR Director, SLV Mental Health, 8745 County Rd. 9 S., Alamosa, CO 81101. Deadline: August 10, 2012. EOE (8/15) O C C U PAT I O N A L THERAPIST -VALLEYWIDE Health Systems, Inc. is seeking a licensed outpatient occupational therapist to join our team and provide care within our clinic system. Treating patients with injuries, illness, or disabilities through the therapeutic use of everyday activities and improve the skills needed for daily living and working. Qualified candidate will have a current license in the state of Colorado, three years previous occupational therapist experience preferably in a community healthcare setting. We offer competitive salaries DQG EHQHĂ€WV 3OHDVH VHQG resume or application to Human Resources at 128 Market Street, Alamosa, CO 81101 applications will be accepted until the posiWLRQLIĂ€OOHG(2( 

WORK NOW!! UP to $300 daily per company program. Call 719-9371747. (8/28) HARVEST SEASONAL-EARLY SEPTEMBER: Experienced Truck Drivers (need 5/yr MVR), Tractor Operators, Bruise Testers, Tickets, Pilers, Sorters, Samplers. Apply at: Smokin Spuds, 2345 E Cty Rd 8 N, Monte Vista. (9/12) UNIT SECR ETARY, SLVR MC Emergency Room Department has a need for a PRN Unit Secretary. Applicant must have computer knowledge, phone experience and customer service skills. High School Diploma or GED DQG%DVLF(07&HUWLÀFDtion required. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, application, and resume to the Human Resources Department at 106 Blanca AvenueAlamosa, CO 81101 by the September 1, 2012 closing date. For further information please visit our career link on our website - www. (8/8) RN, SLVRMC EMERGENCY Room Department has a need for a part-time RN. Applicant must be a graduate from an accredited school or college and maintain current valid license, BLS, ACLS, PALS, ENPC & TNCC. 1 year of experience required. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, application, and resume to the Human Resources Department at 106 Blanca AvenueAlamosa, CO 81101 by the September 1, 2012 closing date. For further information please visit our career link on our website - www. (8/8) THE ALAMOSA SCHOOL District is accepting applications for the following position: Technology Paraprofessional (Alamosa Elementary K-5) Applications are available DWWKH2IÀFHRIWKH6XSHUintendent, 209 Victoria Ave., Alamosa, CO 81101 or online at http://alamosa. For more information, contact Marian Lara at 719-587-1600. Application deadline is until ÀOOHG(2( 

COMPUTER REPAIR T ECH N ICI A N: Fu l l Time. Must have experience in computer repair. Sales experience and basic accounting a plus. Mail resume to 157 Adams St, Monte Vista, CO, 81144. (8/14)

S LV C O M M U N I T Y MENTAL Health Center is seeking a FT Emergency Services Clinician to provide emergency evaluation, risk assessments, and community planning and support for a broad range of people of varying ages and backgrounds. The ES clinician will be a part of a 24 hour Emergency Services team that collaborates with other mental health and community providers. Candidate must possess Master’s Degree in social work, psychology, counseling or equivalent, two years of paid experience working with clients with mental illness, excellent communication skills, sound judgment, empathy, sensitivity, creativity and be computer literate and a team player. Application may be obtained at: employment_opportunities.php. Send Company Application, resume, cover letter, and references to: HR Director, SLV Mental Health Center, 8745 County Rd. 9 S. Alamosa, CO 81101. Deadline: August 10, 2012. EOE (8/8) SANGRE DE CRISTO SCHOOL DISTRICT Re22J, Mosca CO. now accepting applications for Bookkeeper, full time with EHQHÀWV 5HVSRQVLELOLWLHV include but not limited to Accounts Payable/Activity Fund Accounting/ Student Records. Strong organizational skills a must. Five years’ experience preferred. For more information and/or an application call 719-378-2310 Brady Stagner or email bstagner@sangreschools. org Position opened until ÀOOHG(2( 

SANGRE DE CRISTO SCHOOL DISTRICT Re22J, Mosca CO. now accepting applications for MATH TEACHER (7-12). Minimum B.A. or B.S. in Education with Secondary Mathematics endorsement/emphasis. Hold or be able to obtain Colorado Teachers’ License in Secondary Mathematics from Colorado Department of Education. Demonstrated knowledge of Colorado standards and assessments and the ability to facilitate data driven instruction and the standards based classroom. Demonstrated ability to ensure student academic success/experience in High School or Middle School Education preferred. Strong background in integrating the teaching of reading, writing and math problem solving skills. For more information and/or an application call 719-378-2310 Brady Stagner or email bstagner@sangreschools. org Position opened until ÀOOHG(2( 

RIO GRANDE COUNTY Department of Social Services is seeking an Income Eligibility Technician. Position provides a full range of intake and ongoing case management services to clients in the Adult Services Department. Requirements are a High School Diploma or GED: in addition to one to three months related experience and/or training: or equivalent combination of education and experience. Must have computer skills; including word processing, spreadsheet applications, and various data entry programs. $13.08-$13.60/ hr. DOE. Applications are available on line at www. or pick up and submit to Human Resources: 925 6th St., Rm. 200; Del Norte, CO 81132. Application deadline: August 15th @ 3:00 PM. (8/15) CNA: THE FACILITY Hospital Department has need for a Full-Time CNA. Successful applicant will have a current Colorado license, current CPR and 3 to 6 months experience required. The ability to enter vital signs and care delivered on electronic medical record is also required. Applicant must possess strong interpersonal skills and be a team player. This position is schedule for 12-hours shifts, from 7a to 7:30p on a rotating schedule. Please submit an application and resume, or if a current employee, a letter of interest to the SPRHC Human Resource Department; 23500 US Hwy 160, Walsenburg, CO 81089 by the August 17, 2012 closing date. For further information, contact Human Resources at (719) 738-4540 or to view facility information go to (8/8)

DIRECTOR OF NURSING Position available with The Rio Grande Inn Skilled Nursing Home within La Jara, CO. Please inquire if you are a Registered Nurse and have a passion for the elderly. If interested, call us at 719274-3311. We are available anytime during the week. (8/28) AP/AR PERSON NEEDED for busy Transportation Broker business. L ook ing for f lexible, reliable, quick learner. Experience desired but will consider training the right person. Must have experience with Microsoft office and Accounting software. Full time M-F. Please email resumes to cclayton@qwestoffice. net. (8/29) THE ALAMOSA SCHOOL District is accepting applications for the following position: Elementary Teacher Applications are available at WKH2IÀFHRIWKH6XSHULQtendent, 209 Victoria Ave., Alamosa, CO 81101 or online at http://alamosa. For more information, contact Marian Lara at 719-587-1600. Application deadline is until ÀOOHG(2( 

SLV FARM WORKER Housing Cor poration. Part- Time Maintenance Position: In Alamosa. Must be knowledgeable in heating, plumbing, and minor electrical work. Landscaping, Painting and cleaning apartments to make ready. Willing to be on call after normal working hours. Must have a valid driver’s license. Mail resume to 980 S. Broadway, Center, Co. 81125. Equal Housing Opportunity Employment. (8/18) M E DICA L A S SI S TANT/LPN - Full-time nursing positions available in our SLV clinic system. Position is responsible for providing pro-active clinical support and assisting providers in meeting patient care needs, embracing the mission, vision and values in making us the Provider of Choice. Must be team oriented and embrace the Patient Center Medical Home concept. 4XDOLÀHG FDQGLGDWH ZLOO have a current LPN license, Medical Assistant &HUWLÀFDWLRQRUHTXLYDOHQW training, minimum of one \HDUSUHYLRXVRIÀFHQXUVH exper ience. Bilingual preferred. Please submit applications to Human Resources 128 Market Street, Alamosa CO 81101. (8/8) H E L P WA N T E D LABORER(S): to work in Creede, CO., between 8/15/12 and 10/1/12. Experience laying sewer pipe helpful. Heavy equipment experience is also helpful. Call 970-944-2550. (8/11) JOB OPENINGS WITH Save the Children Coordinator, Early Steps to School Success Save the Children currently have several positions for Coordinators for Our new Early Steps to School Success in San Luis Valley Colorado. This program provides early childhood education services to pregnant women and children birth WRÀYH\HDUVRIDJHHGXcation services to their parents, and ongoing staff training to the community early childhood educators. 4XDOLÀHGFDQGLGDWHVZLOO have an Associate Degree in Early Childhood, or equivalent work experience. Home visitation experience highly preferred, or experience working directly with families in social service or education capacity. Valid driver’s license and a vehicle to make home visits are required, working knowledge of the San Luis Valley community. Bilingual in Spanish is a plus! Save the Children provides an attractive benefits package. We are an equal opportunity organization dedicated to our core values of Accountability, Ambition, Collaboration, Creativity and Integrity. Apply on-line at www. (8/11)

CH ILDR EN’S GARDEN EARLY Learning Center seeks warm, carLQJ KLJKO\ TXDOLÀHG ,Qfant/Toddler Teachers and preschool or infant-toddler Assistants. Teachers must meet Early Head Start and Licensing requirements. All candidates must pass background checks. A full job description may be obtained at the Children’s Garden. To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume to: Children’s Garden at 1304 San Juan Ave Alamosa CO 81101 or via email to susang@ Please return completed applications to the Children’s Garden (/&4XDOLÀHG+HDG6WDUW parents are encouraged to apply. The Children’s Garden Early Learning Center is an equal opportunity employer. (8/11) BLUE PEAKS DEVELOPMENTAL Services, Inc. is accepting applications for a Maintenance position. This position is 40 hours per week. Shift rotates Monday - Friday and Tuesday --Saturday. Applicants must meet the followings job requirements; High school or GED diploma and five years technical experience in the following areas; Carpentry - remodeling and / or new construction. Plumbing - repair and or new installation of general plumbing and air or water heating systems. HACV, Electrical - repair and / or new installation RIZLULQJÀ[WXUHVDQGDSpliance repair. Repair and maintain, with or without assistance, furniture, broken glass (windows, mir rors, etc.), car peting, tile, and household À[WXUHV GRRUV GUDZHUV cabinets, lock sets, etc.). Maintain agency properties landscaping, including sprinkler systems. Repair lawn care equipment. Applicants will also need to be in good physical health, possess a valid Colorado driver license with a good driving record, and be able to recognize priorities, ability to interact with agency staff and community businesses, be selfmotivating, and have personnel management skills. Please apply at BPDS 703 4th Street Alamosa, CO. 719-589-5135. BPDS in an EOE (8/18) PURCHASING ASSISTANT - VALLEY-WIDE Health Systems, Inc. has a 3/4 time, thirty hours per week position available in our purchasing department. Primary responsibility of the position is to provide support and assistance to the Purchasing department including maintaining records of department transactions following approved protocol, stocking and distribution of supplies for all VWHS sites and maintaining inventory. QualiÀHG FDQGLGDWH ZLOO KDYH a high school diploma or equivalent, two years previous office experience, valid driver’s license, and the ability to lift 35 lbs. Preferred candidate will have the ability to lift 55 lbs and previous experience in purchasing. Please submit applications to Human Resources at 128 Market Street, Alamosa, CO 81101, by Friday August 10, 2012. EOE. (8/10) P OTATO FA R M I N northern Colorado needs windrower operator for six weeks with the option of longer period. Call 970284-6526. (8/10) DISHWASHER/PREP AM & PM shifts. Full time available. Apply in person Bistro Rialto-716 Main St. (8/14)

T R I N I DA D S TAT E JUNIOR College Valley Campus is currently seeking the following: Director of Student Support Services. Degree and relevant experience required. For more information or a complete job description, or for other instructional and administrative positions that may be available contact Human Resources at 1-800621- 8752/ext.7022/5534 or (719) 589-7022/(719) 846-5534 or visit www.t Closing date is August 20, 2012. Offers of employment are contingent upon satisfactory background check. Trinidad State Junior College is an EEO/AA institution. (8/17) T R I N I DA D S TAT E J U N IO R C O L L E G E VALLEY CAMPUS is currently seeking the following: Assistant Professor of Biology. Degree and relevant experience required. For more information or a complete job description, or for other instructional and administrative positions that may be available contact Human Resources at 1-800621-8752/ext.7022/5534 or (719) 589-7022/(719) 846-5534 or visit www.t Review of applications is ongoing. Offers of employment are contingent upon satisfactory background check and educational credenWLDO YHULÀFDWLRQ 7ULQLGDG State Junior College is an EEO/AA institution. (8/11) D E N TA L O F F IC E M A NAGE R Posit ion Available for Progressive Dental Practice. We seek a self-motivated person with good management and communication skills. Send resume to Dr. Steve Schiffer, 100 Edison Avenue, Alamosa, CO 81101 or ema il rodeodent@ qwestoff, FA X 719.589.4949. (8/21) SOUTH CONEJOS SCHOOLS seek School Counselor. Details online: SANGRE DE CRISTO SCHOOL District, Mosca CO. is now accepting applications for a Secondary Language Arts Teacher 7-12. Applicant must possess or be able to obtain a Colorado Teachers License and be HQ English. AP English a SOXV 3DLG +HDOWK %HQHÀW plus 4 day work week! For further information call or email Brady Stagner 719-378-2310, bstagner@ Position opened until filled. EOE (8/14) TOWN OF LA JARA is seeking to hire a full time town clerk; the successful candidate will have the IROORZLQJ TXDOLÀFDWLRQV Minimum of an Associate’s degree in business, DFFRXQWLQJ RU ÀQDQFH RU 5 years of related experience in related field in government or private business. Must posses excellent skills in Quick books, excel, word perfect, with Caselle being helpful. The perfect candidate will be a quick starter able to work with little supervision and be a team player, there will be some travel and schooling associated with this position. The candidate will have to be bondable and be able to pass a back ground FKHFN$EHQHÀWSDFNDJH will be offered the successful candidate after the probationary period. Application may be picked up at the La Jara Town hall 220 Broadway, or online at Closing for this position will be 5:00 pm August 24. 2012. (8/24)

163 LOST & FOUND LSOT DELL PHONE off First Street between Hospital and The Bridge. Call 719-580-4909.(8/9) $200 REWARD FOR return of our Cat! He is a grey long-haired cat with lighter tones on stomach. Neutered and de-clawed. Lost in Alamosa. Please call 719-588-2088 if you see or have him. (8/15)

173 - PROFESSIONAL SERVICES DJ SERVICE: MUSIC Hot Box, providing finest music from oldiesto-latest hits. Fabulous light show. 589- 0906. (9/1-TFN) HOT TUB REPAIR and Service. All makes and models, Rio Grande Spa Services. Call 580-8197. (8/10-TFN) WELL ESTABLISHED YA R D Ser vice, Tre e Trimming, Tree Removal, Stump Grinding, Weekly Mowing & Trimming, Weed Control, Hauling & Dump Runs. FREE Estimates! Senior Discount! Satisfaction Guaranteed!! 719-588-1183. (8/21-TFN) MW PROPERTY SERVICES: Weekly Mowing & Trimming, Weed Control, Tree & Hedge Trimming, Tree Removal, Fencing, Painting, Landscapes, Storage Sheds, Decks, 588-9817(8/25TFN) SPRING INTO SUMMER. Allphase Home & Ya rd Maintenance. Cleaning yards, garages, rain-gutters, windows, lawn care, painting & carpentry. Call 719-3792481/719-480-5494. (8/10TFN) COLORADO TRANSPORTATION SERVICES CTS. Luxury transportation door to door service anywhere. 24 hour service. CTS providing services for all of Colorado with a comfortable luxurious ride. Go online www.ctstransportation. org or call 719-849-9044 for further information. (TFN) D.J./TEQUILA-SUNRISE, PROVIDING VARIETY of music & lighting. Karaoke available. Book your weddings today! 588-9418/589-9441. Call Pete. (8/21-TFN) IN HOME CARE by Visiting Angels. Personal care, hospital discharge or respite care. Prof caregivers. Private pay, insurDQFHV YHW EHQHĂ€WV )UHH in-home assessment. 719852-6968. (8/11-TFN) QUA LI T Y CON ST RUCT ION A N D Ma i nt ena nce. 30Y RS Exp. References available. Valley Wide. Hourly or Bid. Small jobs ok. Gene 588-4568 (8/17) WHITER SMILE IN an Hour! Back to School Special $100.00 for 3 sessions. (Reg price, $179.00) Davinici Laser Teeth Whitening System, removes stains, & discolorations. Does not harm previous dental work. 719-8493479 Crystal Chisholm. (8/23)

221 HELP WANTED VA LLEY COU R I ER SEEKS full-time writer/ photographer for news beat to include crime, court and government coverage, plus varied assignments. Email resume and writing samples to n ew s@a l a m o s a n ew s . com; or send/bring to 2205 State Ave., Alamosa, Colo. 81101. Contact: Ruth Heide, 589-2553. (TFN) L P N / R N WA N T E D. NEW grads welcomed. Full time positions, 12 hr shifts. Must be Colorado licensed. Benefit package, Competitive wages. E.O.E. Apply in person P i ne R idge Extended Care, 119 Bastille Dr., Pagosa Springs, CO 81147. 970-731-4330. (7/31-TFN) RIO GRANDE CLUB & Resort, in South Fork is now accepting Applications for the following, Line Cooks, Wait Staff, Bartenders, Dishwashers. All shifts, Apply in person, 0285 Rio Grande Trail, South Fork Colo, No Phone calls. (8/10)

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WANTED: SEMI AND 10 wheeler truck drivers for potato harvest. Must have experience call 8502137. (9/4) SOUTH CONEJOS SCHOOLS seek School Nurse. Details online: SPEECH LANGUAGE PAT HOL O GI ST, SLVRMC has a need for a fulltime Speech Language Pathologist. The SLP is responsible for administration and direct application of treatment and modalities as prescribed by a referring physician. Evaluates plans, directs and treats all patients referred for speech/ language. Applicant must have a Masters Degree from an accredited school DQGDFXUUHQW%/6FHUWLĂ€FDtion. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, application, and resume to the Human Resources Department at 106 Blanca Avenue-Alamosa, CO 81101 by the September 30 2012 closing date. For further information please visit our career link on our website - (8/15) ROCKY MOUNTAIN SER Head Start is seeking the following Part Time and Full Time Positions: Family Service Worker, Teacher, Teacher Assistant, Center Assistants, Cook Aides, Bus Monitors, Bus Drivers, and Custodians. Current and prior Head Start parents are encouraged to apply. Please inquire, submit applications and resume to RMSER Head Start AdPLQLVWUDWLRQ2IĂ€FHDW Main Street in Alamosa, CO 81101 (719) 589-6150 or Rocky Mountain SER Work Force at 1016 W. Avenue Alamosa, CO 81101 (719) 589-5821. Application dead line is August 16, 2012. EOE. (8/15)

WALL, SMITH, BATEMAN INC. offers “family� work atmosphere plus the client base to offer challenging work assignments and professional growth. We are seeking ca nd id at es (C PA pre ferred) with a minimum of 3 yea rs exp er ience preparing increasingly c omplex r et u r n s. Ta x experience must include tax preparation for individuals, corporations & partnerships. Complete benefit package includes health/life/disability insurance, retirement plan, generous CPE benefit, and paid time off. Salary commensurate with experience, education & certification. Email resume with salary requirements to: Wall, Smith, Bateman Inc. PO Box 809, Alamosa, CO 81101. larryp@ (8/15)

OFFICE ASSISTANT NEEDED to organize and assist. Basic computer and organization skills needed. $430 per week interested persons should contact: m sher ma n 231@g m a i l. com. (8/15)

R IO GR A N DE I N N nursing home is seeking passionate and dedicated individuals with a current RN/LPN license for PRN work. Will accept applications from new graduates. Please contact us at 719274-3311 or send your resume to Rio Grande Inn, 39 Calle Miller, La Jara, Colorado 81140. Rio Grande Inn is an equal opportunity employer. (9/4) “AT HOME HEALTHCA R E i n A la mosa is seeking an RN for a PRN position. Must be licensed in Colorado, have one year of RN experience, and have a current driver’s license and a vehicle. Must fill out an application. Call 719-589-6425, or stop by 177 Craft Dr, next to AAron’s Furniture.â€? (8/24) THE SIERRA GRANDE School Dist r ict is accepting applications for the following positions: Kindergarten Paraprofessional, Middle School Volleyball coach, Middle School Football Coach, High School Assistant Volleyball Coach. Applications are available at WKH DGPLQLVWUDWLRQ RIĂ€FH at 17523 Hwy. 160, Blanca, CO or on the district website: Applicants for the paraprofessional position should submit a completed application for m with documentation that meets the Colorado Highly Qualified requirements. Please submit a completed application form to Ms. Dawnia Cooper, 17523 Hwy. 160, Blanca, CO 81123. For more information contact Mrs. Lauren Sheldrake, K12 Principal at 719-379-3257 or (8/15)

SAN FOR D SCHOOL DISTRICT is accepting applications for an assistant varsity volleyball coach. Applications may be picked up at the central office or downloaded from www. Position ZLOO EH RSHQHG XQWLO ÀOOHG Sanford School is an EOE. (8/24)

YA R D S A L E : A N TIQUES, Furniture, Lawn equipment, tools, misc. household items & camp equipment. Friday & Saturday August 10 & 11, Alamosa. 10331 CR 4 S, 1/4 mile E of Hwy 17. 9am - 5pm. (8/10) HUGE MULTI FAMILY Yard Sale! Fri. 8/10 & Sat. 8/11. Sanford, La Jara Hwy. Going into Sanford. Don’t miss this one!! (8/11) STORAGE SALE: KIDS stuff, furniture, sofa, dressers, cabinet. Must see! Appletree Storage #144, 7am-11am. 8/11/12. (8/11) A S S O RT E D L I G H T FIXTURES, kitchen essentials, assorted clothes (kids & adults). DÊcor pieces, couch & chair, tools, exercise equipment, knick knacks. 2290 Sherman Ave., MV. Saturday only. 8am. (8/11) MOVING SALE: AUGUST 11th & 12th 50+ years of quality Antiques, tools, fur niture, much more. S/W edge of Fort Garland - Look for Signs. (8/11) BIG YARD SALE at 316 N. 6th, Manassa. Friday 8/10 & Saturday 8/11-8am WRSP/RWVRIVWXIIÀVKLQJSROHà LHVOXUHVULà HV hunting bows, trolling motors, tents, camping gear, generators, sewing machines, lots of tools. Fire Wood. (8/11) MULTI-FAMILY YARD SALE, Saturday August 11th, 7:00 - 1:00. Collectibles, hot wheels, Barbies, M&M’s and more. Weaving loom, craft/quilting magazines and supplies. Knick Knacks, books, something for everyone. Even a Yamaha motorcycle. Must see! 1108 Edison Ave, Alamosa. (8/11)

YARD SALE: 6544 CR 116, Alamosa. 8-? Baby stuff, household items, lots of misc. 6/miles east of Loaf N’ Jug, watch for signs. (8/11) HUGE GARAGE SALE - Antiques, collectables, household items, fishing gear, knives, furniture, and much more. Saturday 8:00-2:00 at 1218 Alamosa Ave. (8/11)

N EED YOU R W ELL meter tested? Precision Meter Testing has reasonable rates and does not need to drill holes into you r pipes. High tech equipment gives most accurate reading. Call now for an estimate. 8500182. (8/17)

T R I N I DA D S TAT E JUNIOR College Valley Campus is currently seeking the following: Structural Trades II Degree and/or relevant experience required. For more i n for mation a nd a complete job description, or for other instructional and administrative positions t hat may be ava i lable cont a ct Human Resources at 1-800621-8752/ext.7022/5534 or (719) 589-7022/(719) 846-5534 or visit www.t Closing date is August 10, 2012 @ 4 pm. Offers of employment are contingent upon satisfactory background check and educational credential verification. Tr i n id a d St at e Ju n ior College is an EEO/AA institution. (8/15)

T H E CE N T E N N I A L SCHOOL District R-1 is currently seeking an assistant librarian/student services position. Desired candidate should have previous experience in school library setting. For additional information please contact Krystle Albert at 719-672-3404 or kalbert@ EOE (8/15) THE ALAMOSA SCHOOL District is accepting applications for the following position: ELA Paraprofessional (Alamosa Elementary K-2). Applications are available at the 2IÀFH RI WKH 6XSHULQWHQdent, 209 Victoria Ave., Alamosa, CO 81101 or online at http://alamosa. For more information, contact Marian Lara at 719-587-1600. Application deadline is until ÀOOHG(2( 

TH E DEL NORTE School Distr ict C-7 is currently looking to hire a Head Track and Field Coach for the 2012-2013 school year. For more information please email Tom Cliff at by August 21, 2012. Del Norte is an EOE. (8/23) SALES FULL TIME. Join our sales team and enjoy working with an established account base. Drop resumes off at the Valley Courier, 2205 State Ave., Alamosa or mail to PO Box 1099, Attn: Keith. (TFN)

267 WORK WANTED C E RT I F I E D C . N . A . SEEK ING to provide homecare 719-843-5675/719992-1322, with references. Mon.-Fri., ask for Lucille. (8-15)

307 APPLIANCES DO YOU HAVE old appliances, scrap, or old batteries around your home? Don’t have the time to remove it? We can remove and haul off at no charge, to you or me! Call 719-580-2222. (TFN) WASHER AND DRYER for sale. Call 589-6260. (8/16)

324 - FEED & SEED HORSE AND COW hay, 3X3 grass/alfalfa mix. 719850-8917. (TFN-7/31) GRASS-HAY HORSE QUALITY, small bales. Call Eddie @ 719-852-3069. (8/17) FOR SALE: ALFALFA/ GRASS Hay. Small Bales. Contact Ron @ (719)5887597 for more details. (8/15)

330 FREE KITTEN AND 1 YEAR cat. Free to good home. Call 719-480-1139. (8/14)

345 WOOD F I R EWOOD FOR SALE. Good, solid, pinewood. Split or blocked. Call 719-850-2632. Delivery available. (9/1-TFN) FOR SALE: 200’ of barn wood. Also 2 cords of CE'$5ÀUHZRRGLQ0RVFD Call 970-641-0121. (8/22)

350 - FARM EQUIPMENT FOR SALE: 2 large Milestone potato pilers will reach 75’ and a Lockwood seed piler that will reach 24’. Please call 719-5881023.(8/9) FOR SALE - 1987 CaseI H 3594 T R ACTOR 182HP 4WD. Remotes, 3 Pt., 1000 PTO, Duals, Cab, Heat, AC, Power Shift Trans, Good Tires, 6993 Total Hours, 400 hours on $27,000 OH. Excellent Tractor, Field Ready, $30,000.00 Located in Pueblo - Call 303-5184177. (8/16)


SELLING A 42 COW permit in the Rio Grande National Forest. Please ca l l 719 -376 -5595 for details. (8/15)


F R E E Z E R R E A DY GRASS-FED Beef. Call Jones Farms Organics @ 719-588-4499. FAT H O G S R E A DY to butch. Call for prices 2 0 0 -250 a nd up. Ca l l 970-420-5127. (8/22)


D O YO U H AV E o l d appliances, scrap, or old bat t er ies a rou nd you r home? Don’t have t he time to remove it? We can remove and haul off at no charge, to you or me! Call 719-580-2222. (TFN)

LIKE NEW TONNEAU cover for Chevy/GMC 1500 4-door pickup. Undercover SE brand hard cover with auto lifters, interior light and lock. Black in color. $1,200 new, now $800. Call 5800550. (TFN)

3/MAN HOT TUB. Indoor/outdoor. $1200. Call 719-850-8496. (8/11)

HORSESHOEING/ F A R R I E R L E W I S 46� BIG SCREEN TV. HART (719) 850-0734 $400. 580-8280 or 5803237. (8/21) (TFN)

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&ODVVLÀHGV 360 - MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE 9’ 3-BIKE TRAILER. $500. Homemade 10x7 enclosed trailer, $1800/ obo. 1900 Monarch wood stove, $2800/obo. Call 719376-2384. (8/9) VERMONT CASTINGS ENCOR E woodstove. $1000.00 719-850-1755. (9/15) BF GOODRICH RUGGED TRAIL Tires. P27585R18. Near new. $300.00 for set of four. 719-8501755. (9/15) BASKETBALL HOOP. LIFETIME shatterproof adjustable, hi-end. Transparent shatterproof backboard, hi-quality components. $200. Proceeds to SLV Animal Welfare. 719587-WOOF (9663).(TFN) QUEEN OAK HEADBOARD $25. Call 9376155. (8/10) REALLY NICE FUTON for sale (black). $85/OBO, almost brand new. Sides click up and down, extra legs when put down on the back. Call 274-0627. (TFN) SOLID OAK MICROWAVE Cart with storage. Approx. 3’ wide. On wheels and very nice looking. Bought at American Furniture in N.M., so is extremely good quality. $75/OBO. Call 274-0627. (TFN) CANOE FOR SALE plus paddles. $200, call 719589-8772 (leave message). (8/14) ALL WOOD ROCKING Chair $15/OBO). Books on tape, $10 takes all. 8524666. (8/14) BOX SPRING & MATTRESS. Fair condition $50. Call 588-5289. (8/15) RECLINER: LAZY BOY. Back lifts off for easy moving. Blue Velvet. Good condition. $50.00, call 480-2967. (8/15) 2/FLAT-BED TRAILERS FOR sale. Ea r th wood stove. Call 719-8491237. (8/16) FRUSTR ATED? NO W H E R E TO express you r s el f ? Sha r e you r thoughts at valleyvoice. proboa new community forum for the SLV. (8/24)

369 - PETS & SUPPLIES GOT PUPPIES? NEED help to find them good homes? If you can hold on to them from 10 days to two weeks, we can help. We offer free vaccinations, dog food, help with gas money if you need it, and we can help pay for your mama dog to be fixed. When space allows, we also rescue adult dogs and the occasional cat. Animals go to loving, responsible homes. We personally adopt out each animal. Please call us for details. Over 7,200 animals have been rescued & adopted in 10 years! SLV Animal Welfare Society - phone 719-587-WOOF (9663), email:, website: (TFN) PU R E BR ED TI N Y Shih Tzu’s. 2 females, 1 male. Brown and white. $400. Has shots! 719-2501064/719-589-5229. (8/15) DOBERMAN PINCHER PUPPIES! 3 males, 3 females. Black & Tan, 1 Red & Tan. Now taking deposits. Ready 8/3! Call 580-7197/580-3727. (8/15) AKC ENGLISH BULLDOG Puppies. Available September 1st. Call 5889967. (8/24)


388 WATER SHARES WATER RIGHTS FOR SALE: 125 Shares in the Sanchez Ditch and Reservoir Company contact Erich Schwiesow, attorney for Seller at (719)589-6626. (8/9)

409 FARM & RANCH LAND 30 0 ACR ES WITH 2 shares of Common Wealth ditch water. The price has been lowered by $100,000. Also 1 share of common wealth ditch water for sale. Call Gary Morgan at COLORADO REALTY AND LAND CO. 589-0770 or 580-4000 cell. (8/21)




PR ICE R EDUCED! HAVE \RXURIĂ€FHLQ\RXU home. 2034/SQFT pleasant home/office in Monte Vista. Many updates. $187,000/obo. Call 8524014. (8/17) PRICE REDUCED HOME for sale. Move in ready. 3/bdrm, 2/bth, 2/ car garage. Nice yard. Call 719-588-3264. (8/18) 3 BEDROOM, 1.5 BATH, 1340 SQ. FT. 113 Granada Court, La Jara. Call 5882994, $95,000. (8/31)

BEAUTIFUL LOG SAN Juan Mountains home, Conejos River. 719-3765391. $265,000.00. Approximately 2000/sqft, 2/ bdrm plus large loft area, 2/full baths. Remodeled, large deck area, 2/car garage, natural landscaping. (8/9)

3 BEDROOM, 2 BATH HOUSE for rent, $800 a mont h. No p et s, no smokers. Call 580-8689. (TFN)

HOUSE FOR SALE: 535 Denver Avenue, Saguache. Great Starter Home $53,130. (719) 539-8879 Leslie Walker, Realtor. (8/14)

H O M E F O R R E N T: small 2/bdrm, 10 miles SW of Alamosa. Wood heat, $400/month. Call 588-7558. (8/15)



4 0 /A C R E PA R C E L WILD Horse Mesa off 159. Fishing $20,000/obo. 719-580-3479.(8/8) FOR SALE: CABIN in S.F., 2000/sq. ft. $198,000. Call 505-796-4929 or 719852-2141. (8/15) 4 A DJOI N I NG PA RCELS 1.22 - 1.49 acres e a ch , i n D e e r Va l ley Meadows Subdivision, Alamosa County. Owner finance. Call 719-7543143. (8/31) 2 LOTS OF LAND for sale. 55 Conejos Ave, Alamosa. Call Alfredo @ 256-630-2421. (10/4)

426 - MOBILE HOMES FOR SALE HOME FOR SALE 1994 singlewide moble home 5 lots in hooper 3 bedrooms 2 bath. for $50,000 numbers to reached at 719-849-0351 and 720202-4653(8/18). 1997 18X80 3/BDRM, 2/ BTH, LAUNDRY room, new carpet. Vaulted ceili ngs, tons of storage. $30,000, call 589-4242. (8/16)

507 - BOATS & MARINE EQUIP. A L U M I N U M 1 5 F T. BOAT 2/motors, tilt trailer. Call 719-754-2366. (8/18) 14’ ALUMINUM FISHING BOAT. Trolling motor, tilt trailer. $800.00/ F i r m! 719 -58 0 -2 332 . (8/23)

525 GUNS FOR SALE: ONCE ÀUHG brass, for reloading. Different calibers. Call for info 580-0398. (TFN)

536 - SPORTS EQUIPMENT S E A E AGL E 3 8 5 F T Âľ LQĂ DWDEOH.D\DN seater, electric pump, storage bag, padals, jackets, 2/ yrs old. Used once. New $1200, Now $600.719376-2535(8/22)


MONTE VISTA - small studio apartment, all utilities paid, no smoking, no pets, year lease $400/mo $40 0/deposit 719-850 1160 (TFN-8/15) 2/BDRM, NEAR COLLEGE and hospital. $650/ mo, $425/dep. Rent includes heat/water/sewer/ trash. Dishwasher, range, refrig. No pets. 588-1716, 589-6327. (TFN-8/11) 1/BEDROOM APT. ALAMOSA, available 8/1. No pets, garage, $600 plus electric, rent includes heat. $500/deposit. 719-5801266.(8/17) L A RGE T WO - B E D ROOM APARTMENT on river in South Fork. No Smoking $525. Call 873-5670. (8/23) N I C E 3 B E D RO O M APARTMENT for rent. Washer/dryer hook up, 2/ bth. in La Jara. 719-2745981. (8/16) A L A M O SA A PA RTM EN T FOR rent. No smoking. No pets. 5888588. (9/5-TFN)



1 BEDROOM HOUSE FOR rent. $450 a month, no pets, no smokers. Call 580-8689. (TFN)

3 BEDROOM HOUSE FOR rent. 102 Ross, call 587-4008. (9/4-TFN)



2002 CHEVY S10,2WD, manual with shell. Very good condition, extras & new parts. 114,000 miles - $8200.00. slvjunction. com or 719-580 - 4307. (8/8)

715 - 4X4 96 CHEVY ASTRO Van. VEHICLES New tires and new fuel pump. Good condition. $2400 or best offer. Call 2003 FORD F250 4x4 719-274-0420 please leave 6.8L V-10, 310HP, Automessage. (TFN) tran, 116,000/miles, ex1994 MAZDA PROTÉ- cellent condition! NADA GÉ. Runs good, new tires, clean retail $12,425, sell new shocks, new exhaust, for $9,9 0 0/OBO. 719 needs clutch, body is fair, 274 -5545 or 719 -588 make offer. 719-207-2355, 5540. (8/11) Jeff. (TFN) 9 4 F O R D F 1 5 0 4x4,

3 BEDROOM 1 1/2 B A T H S , 18 0 C u r t i s Lane. $900 per month. No pets. Call 580-1402 1 9 8 6 JAGUA R X J 6 . 190,0 0 0/miles. $220 0/ or 580-2185. (8/23) Black. After market rims. obo. Call 719-754-2381. B E AU T I F U L A L A MOSA OFFICE spac- 3 BEDROOM 1 BATH Leather interior has been (8/24) es, large and small with IN Alamosa. $725/$500. replaced. Body and some c om mon b oa rd r o om , C a l l 9 7 0 - 4 0 3 - 2 7 2 0 . engine work needed. 1200/ 737 OBO 719-221-3433. (TFN) lobby and kitchen. 587- (8/15) RVS 2776. (8/21-TFN) 1200 SQ.FT., 2BR/1BA S P O RT Y R E D 1 9 8 4 OFFICE SPACE FOR HOUSE NEAR BLAN- Corvette. Only 34000/ SNO-CAT 1979 TUCKrent. Nice location. Utili- CA, W/D hookups, small mi, loaded, 5.7 litre/V-8, ER 318 Chrystal motor ties included. 588-6608. pet OK, $475/month + excellent mpg, A/C, new w/plow. $129 0 0. 970 s e c u r i t y d e p o s i t , i n - tires and battery. Needs 903-2900. (8/10) (8/8) c l u d e s w a t e r, s e we r, clear coat. $9995.00. 873OFFICE SPACE FOR 30FT 97 CLASS C mot r a s h , 575 -75 6 -2 2 9 4 , 0211/588-4343. (8/8) rent. 1120 Park Avenue, tor home. Excellent conMonte Vist a, CO. For patandmaryann@wind- 2005 FORD (9/5-TFN) more information Please TION. 70,000/mi. Excel- dition, 35000/mi, air ride contact: Mike 719-850- 2 BED - 2 BATH. NO lent condition, new tires, suspension, many extras. 1961. (8/10) smoking no pets. $750 very clean. Call to view, $19500. Call 303-9180642. (8/10) COMMERCIAL, RE- per month. $750 deposit. 719-588-2723. (8/16) TA I L , O R O F F I C E Alamosa. Call Eric @ 1 9 9 0 J E E P W R A N - 20’ TAHOE TRAVEL space in Alamosa at the 719-588-8588. (9/5 TFN) G L E R . R u n s g r e a t . TRAILER. Kept in R.V. corner of Hunt and 6th $3500. 580-8280 or 580- storage shed. Call 719614 - MOBILE Street (HW160). Great 580-2332. (8/23) 3237. (8/21) store front, perfect visHOMES FOR RENT 2 0 0 7 M I T S U B I S H I ibility from a busy street, 742 - TRUCKS plenty of parking front H O M E F O R R E N T ECLIPSE GT V6, 17k/ & TRAILERS and back, built to suit, 19 9 4 m o b i l e h o m e 3 miles, fully loaded, auto/5spaces of 1400 and 1700 b e d r o o m s 2 b a t h i n speed. Excellent condior up to 3100 sq feet. If Hooper $500.00 deposit tion, leather, sun roof, LIKE NEW TONNEAU interested please call 719 and $450.00 numbers to sound system. $18900. cover for Chevy/GMC 588-3577 or 588 1072. reach at 719-849- 0351 Call 719-376-2377 or 308- 1500 4-door pickup. Un(9/1) dercover SE brand hard and 720-202-4653(8/18) 458-7420. (8/25) cover with auto lifters, 1994 DODGE INTREP3 BEDROOM, 3 MILES 611 - HOMES interior light and lock. ID for sale. Good running WEST of Monte Vista. Black in color. $1,200 car. Asking $1100/obo. FOR RENT $450 rent, $200 deposit. new, now $800. Call 580Need to sell ASAP so let Call 850-1264.(8/10) NORTH MONTE VISme know if you’re inter- 0550. (TFN) TA - 3 bedroom, 2 baths. S M A L L C L E A N 2 / ested.719-298-9399.(TFN) MUST SELL PARTIAL One small pet ok! $525/ BDRM for rent. $300/ mo., call 719-850-1716. deposit. 410 7th St. Call 2 0 0 6 V W PA S S A T enclosed car trailer 22ft LUXURY 2.0T. 71k Miles long X 7ft wide double 589-3959. (8/14) (8/9-TFN) Blue 33mpg $11,900/OBO. axle 2000.00 O.B.O (303) 3 / B D R M , 1 / B A T H F O R R E N T - 3 (9/20) 868-9449. (9/21) IN Alamosa. $650/mo. B e d / 2 B a t h M o b i l e F+L+D. 672-3716 or 298- H o m e ; w o o d d e c k ; 705 - AUTO/TRUCK F O R S A L E ; H M D n i c e v i ew; a l l a p pl i 8737. (TFN-8/10) Trailer, ‘74. Very Good PARTS/REPAIR a nc es i nclude dclose c ond it ion. $550. C a l l QUA LI T Y CONS T R U C T I O N A N D to hospital in Del Norte LIKE NEW TONNEAU 843-5166 (8/15) M a i nt e n a n c e. 3 0Y R S $ 55 0. 0 0 M O/ $ 5 0 0. 0 0 cover for Chevy/GMC Exp. References avail- Dep. - Avail : Sept 1st 1500 4-door pickup. Un748 - VANS & able. Valley Wide. Hour- (719)850-5908. (8/24) CONVERSIONS dercover SE brand hard ly or Bid. Small jobs ok. cover with auto lifters, 630 - ROOMS Gene 588-4568 (8/17) interior light and lock. 2 0 0 0 OLD SMOBI LE FOR RENT 2/BEDROOM 1/BATH Black in color. $1,200 new, SILHOUETTE 7-pasTRIPLEX Unit in Alanow $800. Call 580-0550. senger extended minimosa, Utilities Includ- R O O M , S U N N Y (TFN) van, 147,000/miles, great ed, Garage, W/D, 6926 HOM E nea r colleges. condition, a/c, 3.4L/v6, Happy, clean students, Cottonwood Lane, Unit front wheel drive, VCR 710 A $675/ Mont h, $50 0/ available now. Low deplayer, CD player. $3900, CLASSIC AUTOS posit, $335 p/m, includes D ep osit . No Pet s, No 719-274-5545 or 719-588Smokers Preferred. Call u t i l i t i e s . 5 8 8 - 4 5 6 8 . 1931 FOR D MODEL 5540. (8/18) 719-587-9177 lv message. (8/17) A ROA DST ER. Super 19 95 K W K 3 0 0 Ten(8/22-TFN) ra re, g reat cond it ion, 634 - ROOMder Truck. 5.9 Cummins MOSCA: SMALL 26,799 miles, from New 60 0SQFT house, 2/ MATE WANTED Z ea la nd. Creede, CO. Diesel, Allison Trans, bd r m, 1/ ba, $ 450/mo, $45,000/OBO. 816-942- 2 6’ C lo s e d Va n , 35 0 $450/dep, 1/yr lease. Call ROOMMATE WANTGal DOT Fuel Tank w/ 3248. (8/15) 503-568-3947. (8/11) ED, 3 bedroom 1 bath, Meter, 2000 Gal Water NEWLY REMODELED nice house, rent is $725/ 1965 PONTIAC GP 85K Tan k, 5.5 Honda w/2� HOME with large fenced mont h spl it by 3 plus original miles. 421 engine, MP Pump, 65 Gal Cone yard in La Jara, 3bd/2ba. ut i l it ies. $2 0 0 dep os- 6 0% restore d. $30 0 0/ Mix Tank & Chem Pump $700 rent/$800 deposit. it, call 7192211662 or OBO, local car. 589-9098. w/SEM 30/40 Flow Me(9/21) 7192072443. (8/14) 274-3255. (8/11) ter. $10,000 Firm. Call 719-589-5072 and leave LA JA R A , 3 BED 713 - PICK-UP 640 - WANTED message. (8/29) ROOM, 1 bath. Call 719TRUCKS TO RENT 320-1138 for more info. WHEELCHAIR/ (8/11) WANTED TO RENT: F O R S A L E : 2 0 0 6 HANDICAPPED VAN! 3 / B D, 2 / BT H , 16 0 0 / 1-2 bdrm. House in coun- DODGE Ram SLT 1500 2000 Gold Dodge CaraSQFT, wood heat, electry/out of town, Alamosa pickup. 5.7 liter Hemi, low van w/automatic ramp t r ic ba se -b oa rd bk up. area, allows pets. Have mileage 48,850. Excellent system. 91, 50 0 m i les, 1/yr lease, pays uti l ireferences. Call after 5 condition, below book EXCELLENT condition. ties. $800/mo, $800/dep. $11,000/OBO. 719-298Available 4/5/12. 303- or weekends 719-588- price, asking $19,900. 7197915.(TFN) 0805. (8/24) 588-8148. (8/16) 868-9449. (8/14)











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available from most hospices. In addition to doctors, nurses, home health aides and volunteers, services are provided by chaplains and social workers who offer essential emotional DQGVSLULWXDOVXSSRUWWRG\LQJ patients and their families. The hospice that employs me as chaplain also provides EHUHDYHPHQW FRXQVHOLQJ WR IDPLOLHVE\SURIHVVLRQDOJULHI FRXQVHORUVDWQRFKDUJH for a year after the patientâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s SDVVLQJ+2125('72%( $+263,&(&+$3/$,1 '($5 $%%< , VXJJHVW â&#x20AC;&#x153;Endâ&#x20AC;? call all of her husbandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s friends and family. Many people offer help in times like this, but they donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know KRZ 6FKHGXOH DVVLJQPHQWV IRUVLWWLQJZLWKKHUKXVEDQG SUHSDULQJPHDOVUXQQLQJHUUDQGVDVVLVWLQJZLWKJHWWLQJ him in and out of the car on appointment days, or any tasks that need to be done. /RYHG RQHV ZLOO DSSUHFLDWH EHLQJ DVNHG WR KHOS LQ WDQJLEOHZD\V,XUJHKHUWR WDNHDGULYHRUJRRXWWROXQFK DQGOHDYHWKHFDUHWDNLQJWRD trusted friend for an hour or two. Her husband does not realize the enormous burden she carries. When sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s at her lowest, I also recommend D VLPSOH SUD\HU DVNLQJ IRU VWUHQJWK  /28,6( ,1 %5$'(1721)/$ DEAR ABBY: Our dad was ill for a number of years with Alzheimerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s. We are a ODUJHIDPLO\RIVLEOLQJVEXW most lived away from our KRPHWRZQ7KRXJKZHZHUH fortunate to have in-home FDUHWKHGD\WRGD\PDQDJHment fell to me and one of my sisters.



A B IG A I L VA N B U R E N As the oldest, I took it upon P\VHOI WR ZULWH D VWUDLJKWIRUZDUGOHWWHUWRP\VLEOLQJV UHJDUGLQJ'DG¡VFRQGLWLRQDQG WKHSURJUHVVLRQRIKLVLOOQHVV 7KHQ,DVVLJQHGFRQVHFXWLYH ZHHNHQGVWRHDFKRQHWHOOLQJ them this was their weekend to come, spend time with Dad and help with his care. I said they were free to trade weekHQGVDPRQJWKHPVHOYHVEXW the expectation was that Dad would have his family with him every weekend until he passed. It worked pretty well, with PRVW VLEOLQJV WDNLQJ WKH responsibility seriously and as a chance to express their ORYHDQGJUDWLWXGHWR'DGLQ KLVODVWGD\V'$1,(/,1 9,6$/,$&$/,) DEAR ABBY: Did you know you do not need a physician to refer you to hospice? <RX FDQ 6(/)UHIHU +RZever, the doctor must certify HOLJLELOLW\VRFDUHFDQEHJLQ -- BRONX M.D.



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August 9 2012