Monthly Archives: June 2011

Is It Really All About Money?

Sheriff Mike Norris, who for two decades has encountered every imaginable hazard in Saguache County, has one big fear. “Fire scares the hell out of me,” he told the first public forum on the proposed Crestone Emergency Services District. “One of my biggest fears has been fire in the Baca,” the sheriff continued. That fear […]

The Rural Utilities Service Is No REA

The Crestone community, despite its international reach, is isolated by an apathetic internet service provider. The Fairpoint Communications system is a klunker, and the small-town phone company has no announced intention to update it. Crestone-Baca  is not on an equal footing with most of the nation in the category of  affordable high-speed internet service. This […]