Posted inColoradans, COVID, Education, News

How southern Colorado is working to bridge the digital divide in schools

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Colorado teachers, parents and students have been forced to adapt to periods of remote learning. Kitchens, bedrooms, living rooms and offices have been converted into temporary classrooms as students try to absorb new material through small boxes on a computer screen. But some families have struggled to adapt more than others. […]

Posted inBusiness, Climate, Coloradans, Environment, Water

San Luis Valley ranchers see dividends in saving water for fish. Are they on to something?

  Nathan Coombs, a burly alfalfa farmer in the San Luis Valley, never imagined he would trust an environmentalist enough to have a beer with one, much less partner with one to improve habitat for fish in the region’s rivers and streams. As manager of the Conejos Water Conservancy District, Coombs cares first and foremost […]

Posted inCrime and Courts, News

Two more men arrested in San Luis Valley discovery of three sets of human remains

Two more men have been arrested in connection with the discovery of three sets of human remains in the San Luis Valley last year, authorities announced Tuesday. Alamosa residents Julius Anthony Baroz and CJ Walter Dominguez were arrested Monday for their alleged involvement in killing Myron Robert Martinez, whose remains were found along with those […]

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Second man with gang ties implicated in discovery of three sets of human remains in San Luis Valley

A man arrested in an unrelated federal drug case helped Adre “Psycho” Baroz transport and burn bodies found on a rural San Luis Valley property in November, federal court documents say. Three sets of human remains were discovered in the Los Sauces community south of Alamosa, two of them on a property that Francisco “Pancho” […]