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04-17-2003, 08:35 AM
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Alamosa County Judge Martin Gonzales bound over Former Alamosa National Bank employee Christopher Gay to district court yesterday. Gay, 26, of Alamosa, waived a preliminary hearing in Alamosa County Court. He is charged with felony theft in connection with the alleged misappropriation of $33,000 at Alamosa National Bank. He was bookkeeping supervisor at the bank. Gay‚€™s next court appearance will be before district Judge O. John Kuenhold on Monday, April 28th. He is currently free on bail.

Alamosa City Councilman Lynn Weldon has resigned from his seat last night. Weldon, who has been a longtime councilman, cited poor health due to prostate cancer as the reason for his resignation. Weldon was not at last night‚€™s meeting, instead the City Council accepted his resignation via letter. The resignation is effective immediately. Council is not accepting applications from residents of ward one to finish out Weldon‚€™s term, which ends this fall. Council plans to schedule an open house for Weldon if he is up to it. Residents were also invited to send cards to him. Weldon has been fighting prostate cancer from some time and is not doing well.

The Trinidad/Las Animas County Chamber of Commerce, Trinidad/Las Animas County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, La Veta/ Cuchara Chamber of Commerce, the Huerfano County Chamber of Commerce and the Scenic Highway of Legends byway have formed the Spanish Peaks Visitor‚€™s Bureau. The purpose of the bi-county bureau is to promote tourism between Trinidad, Walsenburg, Cuchara, La Veta, Gardner and Stonewall, coordinate a calendar of events to disseminate information throughout the state and region about all the activities, special events and promotions each area has to offer, and to distribute each area‚€™s respective information. For more information about the visitor‚€™s bureau, or to find out how you can become involved, call Tom Martinez, Jr, at 845-8112.

Alamosa Head Start and Gingerbread Head Start are now accepting applications for the 2003-2004-program year that will begin on June 10th. Eligible children will have birth dates between June 2nd, 1998, and June 1st, 2000. Along with the application, parents must provide the child‚€™s birth certificate, social security cards for child and one parent, child‚€™s immunization record, and family proof of income. Children with special needs are encouraged to apply. Limited openings are available. For an application or more information, call Jerome at 589-9171.

Parents of John Mall High School students don‚€™t miss this opportunity to place a personal ad in this years‚€™ yearbook for your son or daughter. You can say a few words and even place a baby picture inside the ad. Ad‚€™s run from $35 to a full page for $120. Each ad helps to support the john mall high school yearbook and sends a keepsake message to your child. Call the yearbook staff at 738-1610 for more information.

Adams State College will host the Alamosa School District Art Teacher‚€™s Art Show in the Luther Bean Museum located on the second floor of Richardson Hall. The show is currently open to the public and will run through May 2nd. A reception will be held from 4 to 6pm on Friday, April 25th, in the museum. The show will feature the works of Sue Patterson, Dawn Ortiz, Butch Jones and Kirsten Riccatone. For more information, call 587-7827.