Latest News – June 1

Saguache County Gets Some Ink in AAA Magazine

Today marks the first of June and as the calendar turns the page, vacationers across America start to make their travel plans. Most residents in the San Luis Valley (SLV) anticipate a busier than average summer tourism season.


The San Luis Valley could see a significant increase in tourism – and traffic – this summer. Photo: Saguache Today/Kathy Bedell.

Even the Colorado Tourism Office discussed 2017 strategies like “displacement off the I-70 corridor,” at the SLV Tourism Association Meeting earlier this year. And in travel-speak that means that for many of the Welcome Center portals into the great state of Colorado, will be encouraging folks to take the road less traveled and discover a hidden gem, all while easing traffic from the ever-challenged Interstate-70. So if you see an increase in traffic on Highways 285 and 17 through the valley this summer, this could be part of the reason.

Another reason could be great articles like this one from Westways Magazine, the official AAA of Southern California publication. It highlights the 4th Street Diner and Ester Mae’s delicious home-style cooking in Saguache Today. And Dean Coombs, Saguache’s third generation newspaperman gets some of his own “ink” about his ink business: The Saguache Crescent. “EXTRA” special!

The story meanders through the San Luis Valley and includes some great information on the famous Zapata Ranch with those fabulous buffaloes, the Colorado Gators Reptile Park, The Great Sand Dunes, and the Cumbres and Toltec  Scenic Railroad.

That’s some pretty good coverage considering Westways Magazine readership boasts numbers in the millions; 9,840,000 to be exact! So, buckle up, because whether you’re on the road, or running a business in Saguache Today,  they’re on their way!

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