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SPMDTU to be Restored

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La Sociedad Protección Mutua de Trabajadores Unidos (SPMDTU) has been awarded a $25,000 grant from the Sangre de Cristo National Heritage Area of Alamosa and a $193,361 grant from the Colorado State Historical Fund (SHF) of Denver for 2019-2021.

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Tonko, McKinely Introduce Bill to Strengthen National Heritage Area Systems

Tonko, McKinley Introduce Bill to StrengthenNational Heritage Areas System

Bipartisan legislation backed by 60+ members establishes process for designating, evaluating and maintaining National Heritage Areas across the U.S.–Written by Matt Sonneborn

WASHINGTON – Representatives Paul Tonko (D-NY) and David McKinley (R-WV) announced today that they have introduced the National Heritage Area Act of 2019,

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Lawmakers Move to Restore National Scenic Byways Program

Written by Scenic America

America’s scenic roadways got a major boost in Congress on February 6 as the House of Representatives passed a bill to restart the dormant National Scenic Byways Program, while companion legislation was introduced in the Senate.

“We are thrilled with Congress’

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Three SLV Sites Among “Colorado’s Most Endangered Places” in 2019

Three new sites from the San Luis Valley (SLV) have been added to the list of Colorado’s Most Endangered Places for 2019. The three sites placed on “Alert” status were among those announced at the annual Saving Places Conference in Denver last week. These include the McIntire Ranch and Mansion in Conejos County,

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Diverse Holiday Traditions from the Sangre de Cristo National Heritage Area

The Sangre de Cristo National Heritage Area is a melting pot of settlers from around the world. Traditional holiday customs from this diverse group of ethnicities has been handed down over generations. Several traditions have been adopted and integrated between cultures. The Sangre de Cristo National Heritage Area would like to share just a few “holiday traditions” or “seasonal traditions” from each group known to have made settlement in the Sangre de Cristo National Heritage Area.

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Annual Christmas Bird Count at Great Sand Dunes on December 29th

Burrowing owls at Great Sand Dunes (photo NPS)

Article by Kathy Faz

Great Sand Dunes is looking for birders of all skill levels to volunteer in Audubon’s longest-running wintertime tradition, the annual Christmas Bird Count (CBC). This year’s event will be held at Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve on Saturday,

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Great Sand Dunes Changes Entrance Fees to Address Infrastructure Needs & Improve Visitor Experience

Photo by Vidella Vigil, Article by Kathy Faz

This past spring, the National Park Service (NPS) announced service-wide fee increases to provide additional funding for infrastructure and maintenance needs to enhance the visitor experience. As a result, Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve will modify its entrance fees.

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Remember us on Colorado Gives Day!

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Support SdCNHA on Amazon Smile

Did you know you can support the Sangre de Cristo National Heritage Area all year round at no extra cost to you?!

Amazon Smile is a separate website operated by Amazon with the same products, prices, and shopping features as Amazon.com. The difference is that when you shop on Amazon Smile,

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Faz Presented Edward B. Danson Award

The Western National Parks Association (WNPA), a nonprofit education partner of the National Park Service (NPS) since 1938, announced the recipients of its annual awards at the WNPA board reception on November 8th in Tucson, Arizona. For more than 30 years, WNPA has recognized individuals and organizations who make exceptional contributions to national parks and increase awareness of WNPA’s mission.

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