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Saguache News – September 14

New “Scavenger Hunt” Event for Fall Festival

On September 15, The Town of Saguache, Colorado’s Fall Festival will include an exciting new event, a Transmedia Story and Scavenger Hunt experience beginning at 10 a.m. on 4th Street in down town of Saguache. This exciting new feature of the Fall Festival will lead participants on an adventure throughout town and environs, experiencing a story and a game.

The event is free and open to the public. Just come to Saguache and find the Transmedia table to start. Along the way, there will be prizes with a grand prize at the end. Transmedia storytelling Is “the practice of designing, sharing, and participating in a cohesive story experience across multiple traditional and digital delivery platforms – for entertainment, advertising and marketing, or social change.” It will be more than a story; it will be an exciting experience. Participants follow clues to find other clues leading to prizes and memorable places and characters.transmedia event at fall festival

The Fall Festival story this year will integrate various media into the story and create an exciting experience for Saguache residents and visitors. This fall the media to be used will involve traditional platforms such as books, photographs, theater featuring actual historical people and places. It will introduce new digital platformsthat can be accessed by your smart phone.There will also be access to the story without a cell phone.

The story’s transmedia platforms integrate local special places, businesses and activities and nearby historic and scenic locations in Saguache. A variety of rewards are built into the story as participants move from point to point with a grand prize at the end. This event is sponsored by the Saguache County Tourism Council and created with the technical and creative help of MZRCuprey, a private media company headquartered in Saguache County. To preregister or for more information email saguachetransmedia@gmail.com.

25th Annual Saguache Fall Festival & Quilt Show

By Carita Ginn, Saguache Chamber of Commerce Secretary

Fall is coming!  Come help us celebrate this annual event originally created to celebrate hand-made crafts and the harvest.

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Performers from the Salida Circus will be on hand to entertain the kids at Saturday’s Fall Festival! However this year they will be entertaining downtown instead of the park due to the Community Building renovations. Photo: Saguache Today/Kathy Bedell.

New for 2018, this annual event will occur on Main Street (4th Street in downtown Saguache between Denver Avenue and Christy Avenue).  Fun starts at 9 a.m. and continues until 4 p.m.  Vendors from all over come to exhibit their wares, including our Saguache Sagebrush Quilters. These ladies will be showing their efforts for the year along with offering the chance to win a quilt door prize. Come make a bid on Silent Auction items, offered as the only annual fundraiser for the Saguache Chamber. Our local Friends of the Saguache Library will be offering their world-famous root beer floats. Artists will be offering treasures for the eye and the body and soul. Food vendors along with our local restaurants will be offering pallet-pleasing items. Saguache Volunteer Fire Department will host a beer garden from noon until 4 p.m.

In conjunction with this year’s event, the 5th Annual Saguache County Photo Contest will culminate with judging of the entries on Saturday, Sept. 15.  Entries will be on exhibit at the Methodist Fellowship Hall on 6th Street.

Have a seat or get some exercise dancing to live music during the day from Seat of the Pants String Band, The Roadrunners and Old School.  Also, Salida Circus will be on hand to entertain you.

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Local rockers Road Runners will make a return performance to this year’s Fall Festival & Quilt Show on September 15. Catch their show in downtown Saguache this year!

As in previous years, funding has been made possible thanks to Saguache County Tourism and Saguache County Sales Tax Grants.  Aventa Credit Union has generously donated entertainment funding.  The Saguache Chamber of Commerce wishes to thank all who assist with making this annual event a continued success. 

Come, experience the fun in Saguache!

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Saguache News – September 9

25th Annual Saguache Fall Festival & Quilt Show

By Carita Ginn, Saguache Chamber of Commerce Secretary

Fall is coming!  Come help us celebrate this annual event originally created to celebrate hand-made crafts and the harvest.

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Performers from the Salida Circus will be on hand to entertain the kids at Saturday’s Fall Festival! However this year they will be entertaining downtown instead of the park due to the Community Building renovations. Photo: Saguache Today/Kathy Bedell.

New for 2018, this annual event will occur on Main Street (4th Street in downtown Saguache between Denver Avenue and Christy Avenue).  Fun starts at 9 a.m. and continues until 4 p.m.  Vendors from all over come to exhibit their wares, including our Saguache Sagebrush Quilters. These ladies will be showing their efforts for the year along with offering the chance to win a quilt door prize. Come make a bid on Silent Auction items, offered as the only annual fundraiser for the Saguache Chamber. Our local Friends of the Saguache Library will be offering their world-famous root beer floats. Artists will be offering treasures for the eye and the body and soul. Food vendors along with our local restaurants will be offering pallet-pleasing items. Saguache Volunteer Fire Department will host a beer garden from noon until 4 p.m.

In conjunction with this year’s event, the 5th Annual Saguache County Photo Contest will culminate with judging of the entries on Saturday, Sept. 15.  Entries will be on exhibit at the Methodist Fellowship Hall on 6th Street.

Have a seat or get some exercise dancing to live music during the day from Seat of the Pants String Band, The Roadrunners and Old School.  Also, Salida Circus will be on hand to entertain you.

Fall Festival_2_Road Runners

Local rockers Road Runners will make a return performance to this year’s Fall Festival & Quilt Show on September 15. Catch their show in downtown Saguache this year!

As in previous years, funding has been made possible thanks to Saguache County Tourism and Saguache County Sales Tax Grants.  Aventa Credit Union has generously donated entertainment funding.  The Saguache Chamber of Commerce wishes to thank all who assist with making this annual event a continued success. 

Come, experience the fun in Saguache!

Latest News – August 17

Forest Plan Up for Review; Public Invited

The Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison (GMUG) National Forest and Saguache County are co-hosting a public open house in Saguache to talk about the Forest Plan Revision, a document that governs all management actions on the forest’s 2.9 million acres. The following video explains more:

The open house will be held this evening Thursday, Aug. 17 at the Road and Bridge Meeting room located at 305 3rd Street from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. The Forest Plan Revisions starts with an assessment of current conditions on the Forests. At the open house, the GMUG planning team will share initial assessment work and early ideas about need for change in the Forest Plan, while inviting the public to contribute their ideas.

According to Samantha Staley Forest Planner “We’ve started to build a comprehensive snapshot of what’s going on in the Forests today , but we hope the open house is an opportunity to widen the lens. What has the public noticed? What concerns do our stakeholders have about the state of the Forests? The assessment relies on existing information and the best available science and covers a broad array of resources and programs, including wildlife, livestock grazing, timber, mining, ecosystems and recreation.

A very important component of the plan is incorporating information from the public. The end result of the assessment is to identify changes that should be made in the new Forest Plan, including changes identified by the public.

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The forest for the trees! Make sure your voice is counted at tonight’s Forest Plan meeting in Saguache Road and Bridge Meeting Room

In order to keep interested stakeholders informed, the GMUG is utilizing a variety of communication tools, including open houses, webinars, posting information and updates on the web site and through email.

The open house is designed to help citizens understand the assessment process and review preliminary assessment information with resource specialists. Most importantly, this is an opportunity for community members to contribute their suggestions or concerns which will be incorporated in the assessments. For information about how you can learn more and be involved, CONNECT HERE.

It will take them at least three years to revise the Forest Plan.  The National Forest Management Act (NFMA) of 1976 requires that forest plans be periodically revised. Their current forest plan was developed in 1983 with five subsequent amendments. New guidance in the Forest Service’s 2012 Planning Rule directs forest plans to be science-based and developed with extensive public involvement

Latest News – March 2

Gardening Class for Growers, Especially Veterans

Even though winter seems to be holding on a bit longer than usual, thoughts eventually turn to Spring! And in Saguache and the San Luis Valley, that means gardening! It means planting! It means growing!spacer

How does your garden grow in Saguache Today? If you're looking for some garden tips, plan to attend the Gardening Class offered this Saturday.

How does your garden grow in Saguache Today? If you’re looking for some garden tips, plan to attend the Gardening Class offered this Saturday in Alamosa.

spacerSo what better way to get excited about digging out those seasonal tools and gloves than a gardening class? And this one is extra special.

This Saturday, March 4 from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. there will be an Organic Gardening for the San Luis Valley (SLV) class to be held in Alamosa at the Villa Mall’s Hobby Town Game Room. This program which is sponsored by SLV Local Foods Coalition, SLV Veterans Coalition Valley Food Co-op.

Presented by Paul Niebel who is a Vietnam Veteran with over 30 years of organic gardening and owner of Kirby House Agro, topics covered will include Site selection, soil building, seed selection, planting techniques, sustainability, Long-Term storage, Fertilization, Pest Control, harvesting, seed saving, and water conservation.

garden-class_saguacheA tried-and-true program that REALLY WORKS the course will be offered at only $5. But the even better news is that veterans – young and old –  can attend for free thanks to generous support from
Veteran Fields, a veteran to farmer project in the Valley, who will sponsor veterans interested in attending this course. Please indicate you are a veteran in the note field of the RSVP form so that we can cover your tuition.

Questions? Call Paul at 719-298-0106