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Operating as usual

08/12/2020
Going' on a Picnic

Going' on a Picnic

It's the perfect day for a picnic here in Alamosa, Colorado and I can't wait to show you what I brought in my basket! www.alamosalibrary.org Weekends on the ...

Ski Hi 6 is happy to announce a gradual openingof our local Theater! This weekend they are showing two Movies at the the...
08/12/2020

Ski Hi 6 is happy to announce a gradual opening
of our local Theater!

This weekend they are showing two Movies at the theater under Safe Distancing and Sanitization guidelines.

The Disney Movie - Iron Man - Rated PG
Goodfellows - Rated - Strong R

Please call the movie theater for show times: 589-4471

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Also asking for community support to "Save Your Cinema."
There is an online support form that only takes a few minutes to fill out to ask our national and state government leaders to support for our local Movie Theaters who need help recovering from the recent closures due to COVID!

https://saveyourcinema.com

08/12/2020
Going' on a Picnic

Join us for Storytime Online!
#alamosalibrary #picnic #alamosa

It's the perfect day for a picnic here in Alamosa, Colorado and I can't wait to show you what I brought in my basket! www.alamosalibrary.org Weekends on the ...

08/07/2020

Weekly Update-A message from City Manager Heather Brooks

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - 08/07/2020The City of Alamosa has received several inquiries regarding Ordinance No 19-2020 an o...
08/07/2020
City of Alamosa

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - 08/07/2020

The City of Alamosa has received several inquiries regarding Ordinance No 19-2020 an ordinance making it unlawful to willfully violate a local, state, or federal order issued for the protection of public health. Given the amount of misinformation floating around in our community, it is vital that we are clear on this topic.
To clarify, Ordinance No 19-2020 that is being brought in front of council is about creating a lesser charge in cases of violations. Currently without this ordinance, the charge for non-compliance results in a summons for reckless endangerment or trespassing. Instead, this ordinance serves as a streamline for municipal court process which otherwise are enforceable only as trespassing or reckless endangerment. The reason for Ordinance 19-2020 is to lessen charges should citations need to be issued.

The City does not have the ability to have law enforcement patrolling looking for violations. Our Police Officers have a significant call volume. However, if the City is made aware of a potential violation or if we receive information from a concerned resident about a potential violation, we will uphold our professional obligation to look into the concern. It is our hope that a simple conversation will help to correct the situation, if a correction is needed. In the case of a potential business not complying with the orders, if this conversation does not fix the compliance issue, the officer can issue a citation to Municipal Court for violating state orders. If the situation is a customer who is refusing to wear a mask or leave the business, the officer can issue a citation for violating state orders as well.
We cannot stress enough that the issuance of citations into Municipal Court is the last resort after conversations have failed to correct the non-compliance. This is not what our officers want to be doing and it is not what City Council wants to have officers spend their time on. It is our hope that while it is clear that not everyone agrees with the orders, our community can come together and comply with them so that there is no need for enforcement.
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The City of Alamosa is a multicultural community of 9,000+ centrally located in the San Luis Valley of Southern Colorado. The City was incorporated in 1878 and is the gateway to the Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve where more than 525,000 visitors enjoy Colorado’s natural beauty each year. For more information, visit us at www.cityofalamosa.org.

Gateway to the Great Sand Dunes

Press Release 08/05/2020 - Special Events Guidance
08/06/2020
Press Release 08/05/2020 – Special Events Guidance

Press Release 08/05/2020 - Special Events Guidance

Special Event Guidance   Discussions with recent event organizers have highlighted the need to share guidance regarding holding a special event during this time in a manner that complies with …

08/04/2020
Road Conditions, Speeds, Travel Times, Traffic Cameras, Live Streaming Traffic Cameras, Road Closures and Road Work Information provided by Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) a branch of Colorado Department of Transportation

― HIGHWAY MAINTENANCE ALERT ―
Rock fall cleanup on US 285 Poncha Pass set for Wednesday/Thursday this week

CHAFFEE COUNTY ― CDOT crews will be performing rock fall cleanup along a mile-and-a-half stretch of US Highway 285 just south of Poncha Springs. After recent heavy rains, rocks and debris have accumulated on the shoulder of the highway and cleanup is needed to keep the road and shoulder area safe for travelers. Work will take place this week, Wednesday and Thursday (8/5 & 6), 6:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., on the north side of Poncha Pass, between MP 122.5 and 124.

TRAFFIC IMPACTS (map image attached):
Motorists are urged to drive with caution in the work zone area and be alert for disruptions in travel with one-lane alternating traffic, lane shifts and brief stops controlled by flagging personnel. Travelers should slow down and watch for workers and heavy equipment. Motorists are also advised that a 40 mph reduction in the speed will be enforced.


KNOW BEFORE YOU GO

Travelers are urged to “know before you go.” Gather information about weather forecasts and anticipated travel impacts and current road conditions prior to hitting the road. CDOT resources include:
• Road conditions and travel information: www.COtrip.org
• Sign up for project or travel alerts: bit.ly/COalerts
• See scheduled lane closures: codot.gov/travel/scheduled-lane-closures.html
• Connect with us on social media: Twitter @coloradodot and Facebook facebook.com/coloradodot

Traveler information for Colorado Interstates and Highways about Current Road Conditions and Weather Information, Accurate Travel Times and Speeds, Live Streaming Video and Still Cameras, Current Road Closures and Construction Events and Incident information, Messages on Overhead Message Boards and....

UPDATEXcel Energy crews are currently working in the area to resolve.
07/31/2020

UPDATE
Xcel Energy crews are currently working in the area to resolve.

❗️UPDATE Saturday❗️
The broken gas line was repaired overnight. Please note, construction at this intersection, US 160 & CO 17 continues, with lane closures in place. Please visit COtrip.org, click on Road Work to see updated traffic impacts for this and other projects across the state.

❗️UPDATE 5:40 PM❗️
US 160 will be restricted to one lane alternating traffic starting at 6 PM in Alamosa. Motorists can expect lengthy traffic delays.

❗️UPDATE 3:50 PM❗️
Xcel Energy is currently in the vicinity and working on the problem. A temporary detour is in place. Motorists traveling eastbound will be diverted via Costilla Blvd. (right) and 3rd St. (left) on to US 160. Westbound travelers will still have through access. Delays are possible. The lane will be re-opened when the gas line is restored. Thank you for your patience while we mitigate the problem.

⚠️TRAVEL ALERT⚠️ | Alamosa US 160/CO 17 Intersection

Motorists can expect lengthy traffic delays in east Alamosa.

An unlocated gas line was hit during construction activity for the US 160 & CO 17 intersection improvement project on the east side of Alamosa. Motorists are urged to be prepared for full traffic stops and lengthy delays through the night and possibly tomorrow. Travelers are also advised to follow traffic flow guidance and/or directions for possible detours from flagging personnel at the work zone.

Gas utility workers are en route to the project work site to repair the broken gas line.

Visit COtrip for updated information

#Alamosa #AlamosaCounty #S_CentralCODOT

Motorist can expect lengthy traffic delays in east Alamosa.
07/31/2020

Motorist can expect lengthy traffic delays in east Alamosa.

❗️UPDATE Saturday❗️
The broken gas line was repaired overnight. Please note, construction at this intersection, US 160 & CO 17 continues, with lane closures in place. Please visit COtrip.org, click on Road Work to see updated traffic impacts for this and other projects across the state.

❗️UPDATE 5:40 PM❗️
US 160 will be restricted to one lane alternating traffic starting at 6 PM in Alamosa. Motorists can expect lengthy traffic delays.

❗️UPDATE 3:50 PM❗️
Xcel Energy is currently in the vicinity and working on the problem. A temporary detour is in place. Motorists traveling eastbound will be diverted via Costilla Blvd. (right) and 3rd St. (left) on to US 160. Westbound travelers will still have through access. Delays are possible. The lane will be re-opened when the gas line is restored. Thank you for your patience while we mitigate the problem.

⚠️TRAVEL ALERT⚠️ | Alamosa US 160/CO 17 Intersection

Motorists can expect lengthy traffic delays in east Alamosa.

An unlocated gas line was hit during construction activity for the US 160 & CO 17 intersection improvement project on the east side of Alamosa. Motorists are urged to be prepared for full traffic stops and lengthy delays through the night and possibly tomorrow. Travelers are also advised to follow traffic flow guidance and/or directions for possible detours from flagging personnel at the work zone.

Gas utility workers are en route to the project work site to repair the broken gas line.

Visit COtrip for updated information

#Alamosa #AlamosaCounty #S_CentralCODOT

07/30/2020
Heros and Villains

Heros and Villains

We're in the final stretch of our "Imagine Your Story" Summer Reading Program and we're reading two books this morning: "The Evil Princess vs. The Brave Knig...

City of Alamosa COVID Press Release 7.24.20
07/24/2020
cityofalamosa.org

City of Alamosa COVID Press Release 7.24.20

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Friday, July 24, 2020 The City of Alamosa has received several inquiries regarding the enforcement of the Governor’s Orders during COVID-19. Given the amount of misinformatio…

Travelers urged to be aware of potential challenges as monsoon season hits.
07/24/2020

Travelers urged to be aware of potential challenges as monsoon season hits.

⚠️TRAVEL ALERT | Heavy Rains in San Juans & Sangre de Cristos ⚠️

Plan for heavy rains this weekend and into next week, especially in mountainous areas like the San Juan and Sangre de Cristo ranges. Heavy monsoonal rains and summer storms can lead to flash flooding, mudslides and rock falls.

Read more: https://www.codot.gov/news/2020/july-2020/monsoonseasonnews

#KnowBeforeYouGo

We are currently accepting applications for a Public Works Administrative Assistant. More information about this and oth...
07/24/2020

We are currently accepting applications for a Public Works Administrative Assistant.
More information about this and other positions are on the City of Alamosa's web page:
https://cityofalamosa.org/finditfast/careers/

07/23/2020
www.colorado.gov

We have an update on the Executive Order requiring a 10 p.m. cut off:

“ The Governor released an update to the Executive Order today requiring a cease in alcohol beverage sales to end consumers at 10:00 p.m. MDT each day. Rather than applying to all who are licensed to sell alcohol, the Executive Order has been amended to apply to only those who are licensed to sell alcohol for on-premises consumption. Alcohol may still be delivered and grocery and liquor stores may continue alcohol sales after 10:00 p.m. Last call for sales for on-premise alcohol consumption or takeout alcohol orders is at 10:00 p.m. This takes effect at 10:00 p.m. today, July 23, 2020.”

Here is the link to the order:
https://www.colorado.gov/governor/sites/default/files/inline-files/D%202020%20144%20Amending%20Safer%20at%20Home%20in%20the%20Vast%2C%20Great%20Outdoors.pdf

This July, join the City of Alamosa and the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) for Park and Recreation Mont...
07/22/2020

This July, join the City of Alamosa and the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) for Park and Recreation Month, as we celebrate the selfless, passionate and essential work of park and recreation professionals who are providing services that are vital to a healthy Alamosa.

NRPA encourages people that support parks and recreation to share their park and recreation story, as well as why their local park and recreation professionals are important to them, with the hashtag #WeAreParksAndRec.

07/22/2020
2020 Executive Orders | Colorado Governor Jared Polis

The Governor's new Executive Order amends and extends Executive Orders D 2020 091 and D 2020 123
by requiring that all licensees contained in Articles 3, 4, and 5 of Title 44 of the Colorado
Revised Statutes must cease alcohol beverage sales to end consumers at 10:00 P.M. each day.

Click the link below for the full order:
https://www.colorado.gov/governor/2020-executive-orders

My top priority as Governor is keeping the people of our state safe. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment has been hard at work to detect and contain COVID-19 and has been partnering with federal and local health departments.

7/23/20 UPDATE: The water main break was successfully repaired and the lines were completely flushed. UPDATE: The water ...
07/22/2020
City of Alamosa

7/23/20 UPDATE: The water main break was successfully repaired and the lines were completely flushed.

UPDATE: The water is safe to use and drink. Crews are still moving quickly to get the lines repaired.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Water main line break

ALAMOSA—There is currently a water main line break on First Street due to construction. The water will be brown in all of the surrounding areas until the line is fixed. Crews are working to get these repairs fixed immediately. We will keep everyone updated as soon as we have more information.

Gateway to the Great Sand Dunes

Looking for something fun to do this weekend? How about Yoga @ Cole Park or Paddleboarding on the Rio??!!
07/18/2020

Looking for something fun to do this weekend? How about Yoga @ Cole Park or Paddleboarding on the Rio??!!

Week 3 of our socially distanced Weekends on the Rio schedule is released! 😷

🧘‍♀️Yoga at Cole Park (see the entire summer schedule and COVID safety precautions here: Yoga in the Vast, Great Outdoors

🏄‍♂️To participate in SUPing / Kayaking, register here to reserve your 45-minute time slot at Blanca Vista Park: http://bit.ly/WeekendsOnTheRio

🗺To participate in Geocaching, watch this video: https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=3059975527384635 and use these coordinates to find the cache: 37.456840, -105.846781 (until Monday, July 20th)

📙To watch storytime with Ms. Holly, check out this week's Youtube video! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4qrDYq6PkR0

💬Any time you are exploring in the Great, Vast Outdoors this week, take a picture and tag #WeekendsOnTheRio and mention @City of Alamosa Activities!

To get your 2020 WotR passport, call the Alamosa Public Library (719-589-6592) to arrange your free curbside pickup!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEThursday, July 16, 2020First Street Reconstruction UpdateALAMOSA—Starting Monday, July 20, 2020, Fi...
07/16/2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, July 16, 2020
First Street Reconstruction Update

ALAMOSA—Starting Monday, July 20, 2020, First Street from Monterey Avenue to La Veta Avenue will reopen, but there is no thru traffic at this time. Phase 3 will be starting on Monday July 20th which means First Street from east of La Veta to Bell will be closed.

Early Childhood Council is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. Topic: Virtual Read Aloud- Readers Make LeadersTime...
07/16/2020

Early Childhood Council is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Virtual Read Aloud- Readers Make Leaders

Time: Jul 16, 2020 05:00 PM Mountain Time (US and Canada)

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FYI: Executive Order D 2020 138, Mandatory statewide mask order goes into effect at midnight on July 16, 2020, and will ...
07/16/2020
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Xcel Energy Colorado would like to share a few tips on conserving energy this summer👇When hot summer weather moves in, C...
07/16/2020
Connect Blog - Summer Energy Savings Tips [Infographic]

Xcel Energy Colorado would like to share a few tips on conserving energy this summer👇

When hot summer weather moves in, Coloradans turn on their air conditioning to keep cool and stay comfortable. So, with high temperatures once again expected this week, Xcel Energy is offering some tips to help customers find relief from the heat and their bills this summer.

Home cooling can account for about half of a summertime electric bill, and the best way customers can keep that bill from climbing too high is to practice some basic conservation and efficiency habits that can keep you cool without stressing your family’s budget.

Small changes customers can make in their day and evening routines include setting thermostats to 78 degrees or higher if your health allows, turning off unnecessary lights and postponing the use of major appliances until after 8 p.m.

Xcel Energy also offers a full selection of programs and rebates to help businesses save energy and money. See our options here: Smarter Energy Use for a Better Business

Additional summertime energy-saving tips include:

• Using electric fans instead of air conditioning when practical.
• Closing drapes and blinds to keep out direct sunlight during hot periods.
• Avoiding using evaporative coolers or humidifiers at the same time an air conditioner is running.
• Operating energy-intensive appliances, such as dishwashers, washing machines and dryers, during early morning and late evening hours.
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• When possible, businesses should shift power-intensive work processes to morning or late evening hours.

Find more energy-saving tips and resources online:

https://www.xcelenergy.com/energy_saving_tips
Summer Energy Savings Tips:10 simple ways to lower your bill & energy usage: https://stories.xcelenergy.com/energy%20savings/Summer%20Energy%20Savings%20Tips%20Infographic
One-handed Ways To Save: You can save energy with one hand (videos): https://www.xcelenergy.com/tips

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300 Hunt Ave.
Alamosa, CO
81101

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City of Alamosa Social Media Terms of Use February 4, 2019 Disclaimers: i. The City of Alamosa uses external social media as a public service. The City of Alamosa disclaims liability for advertising, videos, promoted content, or comments accessible from any external web page. External individuals or entities posting to the City’s social media pages are solely responsible for their comments. Any inclusion of external content or comments does not imply endorsement by the City of Alamosa. ii. The City of Alamosa does not discriminate against any views, but it reserves the right to remove or hide inappropriate submissions, in the sole judgment of the City, that fall outside our terms of use. Terms of Use: By using City of Alamosa social media or City of Alamosa hosted pages you are agreeing to our terms of use. The City of Alamosa social media accounts are intended to provide an alternative outlet for City notifications and are not a public forum. In an effort to preserve order and decorum, comments posted on this page will be monitored and the City reserves the right to remove and/or block anyone who repeatedly posts inappropriate material as determined by the City, as well as hide or remove inappropriate comments such as the following: • Comments not topically related to the post for which they are made; • Profane language or content; • Personal attacks, harassment and threats of violence; • Abusive, hateful comments, or those that defame or insult others; • Comments that stalk, threaten or violate the legal rights of another or another organization; • Content that promotes, fosters, or perpetuates discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, age, religion, gender, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, national origin, physical or mental disability, or sexual orientation; • Sexually explicit content or language, or links to sexual content; • Solicitations of commerce; • Comments or content in support of/opposition to a candidate or ballot issue; • Comments that contain false information; • Conduct or encouragement of illegal activity; • Information that may tend to compromise the safety or security of the public or public systems; • Content that violates a legal ownership interest of any other party.

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Disclaimers: i. The City of Alamosa uses external social media as a public service. The City of Alamosa disclaims liability for advertising, videos, promoted content, or comments accessible from any external web page. External individuals or entities posting to the City’s social media pages are solely responsible for their comments. Any inclusion of external content or comments does not imply endorsement by the City of Alamosa. ii. The City of Alamosa does not discriminate against any views, but it reserves the right to remove or hide inappropriate submissions, in the sole judgment of the City, that fall outside our terms of use. Terms of Use: By using City of Alamosa social media or City of Alamosa hosted pages you are agreeing to our terms of use. The City of Alamosa social media accounts are intended to provide an alternative outlet for City notifications and are not a public forum. In an effort to preserve order and decorum, comments posted on this page will be monitored and the City reserves the right to remove and/or block anyone who repeatedly posts inappropriate material as determined by the City, as well as hide or remove inappropriate comments such as the following: · Comments not topically related to the post for which they are made; · Profane language or content; · Personal attacks, harassment and threats of violence; · Abusive, hateful comments, or those that defame or insult others; · Comments that stalk, threaten or violate the legal rights of another or another organization; · Content that promotes, fosters, or perpetuates discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, age, religion, gender, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, national origin, physical or mental disability, or sexual orientation; · Sexually explicit content or language, or links to sexual content; · Solicitations of commerce; · Comments or content in support of/opposition to a candidate or ballot issue; · Comments that contain false information; · Conduct or encouragement of illegal activity; · Information that may tend to compromise the safety or security of the public or public systems; · Content that violates a legal ownership interest of any other party.

For more information about the City of Alamosa, please visit www.cityofalamosa.org