Alamosa County Float wins 1st Place in Christmas Lights Parade

Alamosa County's Whoville-inspired float won 1st place at the 2017 Christmas Lights Parade on December 23, 2017.  There were 37 floats entered in this year's competition and it was the first win for Alamosa County. The event is sponsored by the Alamosa Round-UP and is in its seventh year.  Alamosa County was awarded a 1st Place belt buckle and is the only float allowed to have a live Santa at next year's parade. Read more at Alamosa News.

READYColorado Blog: Avalanches a Slippery Slope to Danger

Extreme Skiing Mixed with Extreme Conditions Warrant Extreme Preparedness. According to the National Ski Patrol, the growing interest in free skiing and riding is pushing more skiers and snowboarders to venture outside of ski area boundaries in search of perfect powder. However beautiful the back country may be, those pristine slopes come with multiple risks, and one of the most significant is the risk of avalanche.