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SdCNHA Executive Director Search–Job Description

By |2019-10-21T10:13:43+00:00April 16th, 2019|

  Employer Sangre de Cristo National Heritage Area The Sangre de Cristo National Heritage Area (SdCNHA) was formed through legislation that will preserve and promote the cultural, historical, and recreational resources of the area of three Counties in the San Luis Valley. Position SdCNHA Executive Director Type Professional Opportunities Location […]

SdCNHA Welcomes Interim Executive Director Julie Chacon

By |2019-10-21T10:15:24+00:00April 4th, 2019|

  The Sangre de Cristo National Heritage Area welcomes Interim Executive Director Julie Chacon.  Ms. Chacon will provide strong leadership, communications and initiative during this time of transition following the departure of Executive Director Tori Martinez. Ms. Chacon, a San Luis Valley Native originally from Capulin, has 5 years experience […]

Four New National Historic Sites Named in the SLV

By |2019-10-21T10:04:31+00:00March 26th, 2019|

  The Sangre de Cristo National Heritage Area and History Colorado, through an Underrepresented Communities Grant from the Historic Preservation Fund of the National Park Service, Department of Interior, have successfully submitted four properties in the San Luis Valley to the National Register of Historic Places. The Keeper of the […]

SPMDTU to be Restored

By |2019-03-07T17:58:43+00:00March 7th, 2019|

S 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. The Antonito Town Council has also donated $2,000. These and […]

Tonko, McKinely Introduce Bill to Strengthen National Heritage Area Systems

By |2019-10-21T10:16:24+00:00March 4th, 2019|

  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 […]

Lawmakers Move to Restore National Scenic Byways Program

By |2019-10-21T10:09:59+00:00February 26th, 2019|

  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’ support for scenic byways,” […]

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

By |2019-10-21T10:02:45+00:00December 11th, 2018|

  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 […]

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

By |2018-12-06T21:01:40+00:00December 6th, 2018|

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. Effective […]