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The History of the Emperius Building

Just two years after Colorado became a state, a narrow-gauge train loaded with expectant settlers and their belongings stopped at a protected bend in the Rio Grande shaded by a grove of cottonwoods. In 1878 Alamosa—Spanish for cottonwood grove—was founded and is currently the largest town in the Sangre de Cristo National Heritage Area.

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Local Heritage Area Awards Presented

On September 22 the Sangre de Cristo National Heritage Area presented five awards to local recipients during an event that featured speeches by two-time world champion Henry Cejudo and entrepreneur Frankie Sanchez. The awards honored and highlighted local organizations and individuals who have contributed to local heritage protection, promotion, education,

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SDCNHA Seeking Board Members

The Sangre de Cristo National Heritage Area was designated by Congress in 2009 for the purpose of providing an “integrated and cooperative approach for the protection, enhancement, and interpretation of the natural, cultural, historic, scenic and recreational resources of the Heritage Area.” Stunningly beautiful natural resources and a rich mixture of settlements converge here to make this area one of the most unique and well-preserved cultural landscapes in the nation.

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Hispano Heroes to Speak in Sangre de Cristo National Heritage Area

The Sangre de Cristo National Heritage Area(SdCNHA) is proud to present an inspirational evening with Olympic Gold Medalist in Wrestling, National Wrestling Hall of Fame Member and UFC World Flyweight Champion Henry Cejudo. He will speak to the community about perseverance, dedication, finding your passion and having pride in oneself on September 22,

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Internship Opportunity

National Parks Intermountain Regional Office announces Internship opportunity with Sangre de Cristo National Heritage Area.

Click below for details.

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Walking Through Our Past

Experience the Sangre de Cristo National Heritage Area by walking through our past on youth led walking tours with Caminos del Valle. Caminos del Valle is a connection focused walking community and program partner of the Walk2Connect Cooperative. Walk2Connect helps connect people to one another, to the places they live and to themselves through walking.

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Upward Bound Student Interns at the Sangre de Cristo National Heritage Area

 

Alexander Stokes, a student from Alamosa High School, served a four week internship at the Sangre de Cristo National Heritage Area during the month of June.

Tori Martinez, the Executive Director for SdCNHA said this about Alex’s internship, “It’s my belief that when a person gets the opportunity to do an internship,

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Intermountain Region Heritage Area Directors meet in Boulder

Across America there are places that are richly layered with stories of people, their traditions and arts, their histories and their breathtaking landscapes. Forty-eight of these areas have been recognized by Congress as places that have made significant contributions to the history of and the formation of the United States.

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Fred “Lightning Heart” Haberlein Memorial July 7th in Antonito

A memorial event will be held in honor of the passing of noted muralist and artist Fred “Lightning Heart” Haberlein on July 7th, 2018 in Antonito, Colorado.

Frederick Fitzjarrald Haberlein, Lightning Heart, was born December 7, 1944. He grew up at the Conejos Ranch on the Conejos River in southern Colorado.

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Update on the Spring Fire our Heritage Area

Hello San Luis Valley tourists and residents,

Here is an update on the Spring Fire in our Heritage Area.

As of 10:20am Monday, July 2nd the Spring Fire was measured at 56,820 acres with 5% containment. There are 550 personnel working the fire.

Road Closures —

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