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Career Fair Offers Options for Students

Students consider their future at the Career Fair held at Mountain Valley school on May 6. Photo: Miracle Gomez

On May 6 Mountain Valley School hosted a Career Fair organized by HEART of Saguache/KV. HEART Initiatives Organizer, Miracle Gomez and MVS School Counsellor, Lisa Powers were instrumental in making this event come together. Turnout was strong, with more than 60 students from Mountain Valley School, Moffat School, and Crestone CHarter attending booths hosted by more than 30 presenters. 

The gym was packed and the day event for students turned seamlessly into an evening Job Fair for the community. The Career Fair supported students in an exploration of their Individual Career and Academic Plans. This special event was a very informative opportunity for students to talk over their visions for and questions about the future. This will be an annual event that is very important for getting our students off to a good start in their post high school careers whether that involves entering the workforce, attending a trade school or going on to further their education in university.

The Career Fair brought together representatives from Aventa Credit Union, First Southwest Bank, The Village Pub, Alta Convenience Store, Mountain Valley Lumber, San Luis Rural Electric Cooperative, Power Zone Equipment Inc., Valley Publishing/Center Post Dispatch, Rio Grande Hospital – Physical and Occupational Therapy, Moffat Family Health Center – Valley Wide Health Systems, Valley Wide Dental, and Eagle Air Med. Government services participating included; Saguache County Land Use, Saguache County Housing Authority, Saguache County Social Services, Saguache County Administration, Saguache County Clerk and Recorder, Saguache County Road and Bridge, Town of Saguache, Saguache County Sheriff’s Office, Colorado State Patrol, Buena Vista Correctional Complex, Saguache Volunteer Fire Department, and Northern Saguache County Ambulance District. Military branches attending included; United States Marine Corps, United States Navy, and the United States National Guard. Adams State University, Alpine Achievers Initiative, and Mountain Valley School District also had booths. Craig Schroeder presented on How to Become an Entrepreneur. Pavement Maintenance Services, Joyful Journey Hot Springs, and the United States Forest Service came specifically for the evening Job Fair.

The gym at Mountain Valley School was packed as the community came together to help students consider their career options. Photo: Miracle Gomez

The Career Fair was followed by Career Cabs which took place during school on Thursday, May 9th. For this event, the Mountain Valley sophomore class took a field trip to visit different employers in the area. Students got tours of the businesses and were talked to about the skills and education they would need for a potential career in the field. The students visited; Saguache County Social Services, United States Forest Service, Mountain Valley Lumber, Rio Grande Hospital, Power Zone Equipment Inc., Eagle Air Med, and Aventa Credit Union. Thank you to all the participating businesses for taking the time to support our students in such an important way.

HEART of Saguache/KV would like to thank all the students and presenters again for their enthusiasm and dedication in bringing this event to life. HEART and Mountain Valley School intend to make this an annual event that will continue to grow. Special thanks to Mountain Valley School for partnering with us make this all possible. If you would to be involved in this project please contact Miracle Gomez, HEART of Saguache/KV Initiatives Organizer at heartmgomez@gmail.com.

A Recorder For The Times – Upgrade!

By Trish Gilbert, Saguache County Clerk & Recorder

New Recording System by LEDS, LLC –   icounty.org

Fees:

  • FREE in-office record search
  • $25 for 24-hour access and twenty-five cents per page
  • $150 per month (through May 31st) and twenty-five cents per page
  • $250 per month (begins June 1st) and twenty-five cents per page
  • FTP site – Bulk Images monthly
  • May 2019, $150
  • June 2019, $250

Fees help offset our 2019 web hosting of our public access site and annual recording maintenance.  Searching the web saves the customer time and cost of travel to our office; however, we also have 2 public workstations that people can use at no cost, except for the copies they print.  Copies cost twenty-five cents ($ .25) per page; one dollar and twenty-five cents ($1.25) per page, if certified. 

The Clerk’s Office has adopted a modern approach to economic vitality.  A cloud-based approach can help us modernize cumbersome, paper-driven processes and aging, disconnected systems.

            With this approach we hope to:

  • Reduce paperwork, phone inquiries and in-person office visits while improving customer service and increasing staff productivity
  • Track development and decisions
  • Make compliance more predictable and processes more replicable

We spent over one year researching recording vendors.  We have had in-office demonstrations to view vendor processes.  We have communicated with other counties about their recording systems and customer service from their vendors.  We carefully and deliberately chose to go with LEDS, LLC.

LEDS provides outstanding customer service as well as additional services such as a Cash Tendering System.  This program works well with the new DRIVES system for generating reports that compliment motor vehicle reports, enabling us to disburse funds correctly.

LEDS, LLC is a thirty-seven (37) year old Colorado-based organization that specializes in providing governmental software solutions for Colorado agencies.  LEDS has provided products to over 37 different Colorado county clients who have utilized a variety of their solutions.  This large client base speaks for itself, indicating their success in this marketplace. 

The Saguache County Courthouse

They provide Recording and eRecording software, Public WEB Search of Recorded Documents for counties as well as digital imaging and backfilling solutions for their specific Recording and other generic needs.  LEDS approach is one of implementing the correct system for the correct application.

They strive to provide a comprehensive system that meets the County’s needs.  They provide a seamless integration to the third-party electronic recording submitters, document digitizing, imaging solution for scanning and searching of recorded documents.  With their scanning module, LEDS can provide additional redacting and OCR capabilities to the county.  LEDS can easily provide Public Search for both the local and WEB users.

Although LEDS is a small Colorado Business, their personnel and subcontractors bring to any project more than 30 years of experience and knowledge of Colorado County Government.

Their track record as a successful Colorado business is very impressive.  Their company and staff are dedicated to their customers.

LEDS has worked with federal, state, county and local government customers.  We are very proud to partner with them and look forward to the solutions they will provide to Saguache County.

If you have any questions, please contact our team:  Jane, Desiree, Ben, Dominique or Trish.  We are here to help.

The Saguache County Courthouse encased in its lofty pines! Photo: Saguahe Today