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San Luis Valley

Keep San Luis Looney

Rich Grant | Posted 03.17.2016 | Travel
Rich Grant

The San Luis Valley of southern Colorado is the largest alpine valley in the world. Covering an area the size of Massachusetts, this flat, sandy valley floor receives less rainfall than the Sahara.

Grave Images: San Luis Valley

Kathy T. Hettinga | Posted 01.08.2013 | College
Kathy T. Hettinga

Beginning in 1994, I began a 14-year project to document an unknown body of folk art found in the cemeteries of the San Luis Valley. Simplicity, expressiveness and a transformative use of common materials were found in the most evocative grave markers.

Controversial San Luis Valley Power-Line Project On Chopping Block

Posted 01.01.2012 | Denver

A proposed powerline that had been billed as a referendum on Colorado's 'New Energy Economy' may be on the chopping block Tuesday after Xcel Energy do...

UPDATE: Judge Rules Colo. Education System Unconstitutional

Posted 12.10.2011 | Denver

Beginning Monday, a Denver district court will hear arguments on Lobato v. State of Colorado, a lawsuit that raises the question: is the state's syste...

Lee Speigel

Colorado's UFO Watchtower A Hotspot For Saucer Sightings

HuffingtonPost.com | Lee Speigel | Posted 11.16.2011 | Weird News

Want to see some unexplained lights in the sky or slow moving cigar-shaped or saucer-shaped objects? Gas up the car and head out to the southwest sect...

State OK's Alternative Energy Power Line Fought By Billionaire

Denver Business Journal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

The Colorado Public Utilities Commission has approved construction of a $180 million, 150-mile power transmission line from the San Luis Valley to the...

Louis Bacon Battles To Protect Ranch From Solar-Power Lines

The Denver Post | Jason Blevins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Reclusive billionaire Louis Moore Bacon is emerging from the shadows in a southern Colorado showdown over solar-power transmission lines. One side ...

San Luis Colorado Scrapping Police Department For Budget Reasons

Pueblo Chieftain | MATT HILDNER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

SAN LUIS -- Colorado's oldest town is now without a police presence. In a series of cuts designed to shore up a sagging budget, the town has dec...

Xcel Asks State Of Colorado Permission To Reduce Solar Projections

Grand Junction Daily Sentinel | Charles Ashby | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Xcel Energy wants the state to allow it to reduce by nearly half its promise to generate more electricity from solar sources. The utility company a...

Amish Immigration To Colorado On The Rise

Los Angeles Times | Jenny Deam | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Custer County Commissioner Jim Austin knew life was changing in his little corner of rural Colorado when they had to put up buggy crossing signs on Hi...

Xcel Energy To Rethink Solar After Power Line Flap

KMGH Denver | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

DENVER -- Xcel Energy says it might have to reduce the amount of solar power it buys over the next few years because approval of a new power line to t...

San Luis Valley Solar Project Pits New Energy Economy Against Entrenched Land Interests

Denver Business Journal | Cathy Proctor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

A big fight is brewing over a proposal to run a new, $180 million power line through Colorado's San Luis Valley -- and many see it as a referendum on ...

Colorado Conspiracy Theories: The Craziest Rumors About The Centennial State (VOTE)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

9 News viewers may have been surprised recently to learn that Jesse 'The Body' Ventura believes that "there's something underneath that new airport. [...