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City of Alamosa

Friends of the Alamosa Public Library Annual Book Sale
Books, Books, and More Books!

June 7 and 8 at Spines, located off the alley just north of the Post Office. Innumerable books collected over the winter will be available in addition to the usual stock. There is definitely something for everyone; maybe even that rare volume you have been looking for. FOL just received a large donation of music CDs that have not even been unboxed yet.

Come by Friday between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. or Saturday between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Prices remain at previous low rates. Cash or check is the only method of payment accepted. Persons who have joined as a Friend of the Library receive 20% off Spines’ purchases. Dealers welcome.

Friends’ monthly used book sales fund special projects at the library, the Mobile Book Bike, literacy programs, and the Little Free Libraries.

Volunteers are needed for sale dates and other FOL programs and activities. Contact Rhonda at 719-580-2010 for sales information and Allyn at 719-588-9410 to volunteer. Book donations may be made at Spines on sale days and at the library during business hours.

YeS Project The YeS Project is a new digital and social health program encouraging young people to act as positive leaders and supportive friends in all their social spaces, especially online.

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Youth Adventure Camps - Adams State Adventure Program - Adams State University Adams State Adventure Programs is excited to be able to offer Youth Adventure Camps for Summer 2019. Each week of day camps is oriented to a specific age range and provides a variety of exciting and educational experiences around the valley. This year we are partnering with the City of Alamosa, the....

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Adams State University

How to Take Constructive Feedback and Grow from It | Blog | Presence It can be hard to assess your work and truly look at yourself critically. We like to think we are doing the best we can and we know that we may have some areas to …

Adams State University English, Communication & Media

Do you have an MA in English, Rhetoric/Composition, or Communication? Do you live in or near the San Luis Valley, and would like to make a little extra money teaching? Please email our Department Chair aaron abeyta at [email protected].

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7 Best Practices for Making Religious Minority Students Feel Welcome | Blog | Presence Imagine being surrounded by enthusiasm for holidays, foods, and traditions that hold no significance to you. This is the everyday reality for many of our non-Christian students. From Christmas parties to Easter egg hunts and even …

National Park Service

To all the mama bears out there...

Happy Mother's Day!

Image: Grizzly sow with cubs near Roaring Mountain at Yellowstone National Park. NPS/Eric Johnston

#FindYourPark #MothersDay

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Sangre de Cristo National Heritage Area

Why are we celebrating Cinco de Mayo?
Cinco de Mayo is a “holiday” that has lost its original meaning to commercialism over the past century. Cinco de Mayo is a commemoration day rooted in the values of democracy, social justice, equality and freedom. It was started by Latinos in California who had similar life experiences of the early settlers in the San Luis Valley. To fully understand the holiday, we must look back at the history leading up to Cinco de Mayo.

Cinco de Mayo means “fifth of May” in Spanish. On May 5th each year, a commemoration event is held to celebrate the Battle of Puebla, which took place on May 5, 1862. At the time, French troops occupied Mexico.

Many people mistakenly believe that Cinco de Mayo is Mexican Independence Day. It is not. Mexican Independence Day is celebrated on September 16 to commemorate the day when Mexican leader, Miguel Hidalgo made the cry of independence (El Grito de la Independencia) in the town of Dolores, in the north-central part of Guanajuato.

During the colonial period, when Spain was claiming territories in the Americas, the Spanish government considered mixed race people inferior to persons from Europe or of European decent. They separated people by value according to race in the casta system. Under this system, the less European ancestry a person had the fewer civil rights and social opportunities they had. After Mexico declared its independence, on September 16th, one of the first proclamations they made was to abolish slavery and the casta system.

Then in 1846, war broke out between the Republic of Mexico and the United States and stemmed from the U.S. annexation of Texas in 1845 and a dispute over whether Texas ended at the Nueces River(Mexican claim) or the Rio Grande(U.S. claim). Mexico did not fare well in the war and the U.S. Army occupied Mexico City and forced the Mexican government to sign the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo in 1848 to end the Mexican American War. In this treaty, Mexico had to agree to give up most of their northern territories including what is today the states of California, Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico and the lands of southern Colorado.

Whole communities went to bed on Feb. 1st, 1848 as Mexican citizens and woke up the next morning as Americans. Latinos living in these areas had to get used to a new government, new laws, and a new language. They woke up in a new country, one that still had unfavorable attitudes about race and white supremacy and they now faced discrimination under U.S. laws.

“Many people in the US today mistakenly think that nearly all Latinos in this country are recent immigrants. They do not realize that some Latinos, especially in the western states, are the descendants of families who were already living here before the Mexican-American War, and who became citizens when the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo transferred Mexican territory to the U.S. in 1848. This is why some Latinos say, “We did not cross the border. The border crossed us.” says David E. Hayes-Bautista in his book Cinco de Mayo: An American Tradition. This statement is accurate to the families that settled in the Sangre de Cristo National Heritage Area.

While racial tensions were high in the U.S., a growing number of Americans during the nineteenth century came to believe that slavery was not morally justifiable and wanted to abolish it. When Abraham Lincoln won the presidential election on 1860, most of the southern states feared this would be the end of slavery and seceded. Lincoln did not accept the secession and the Confederacy resorted to military force and thus the Civil War began.

Meanwhile, Emperor Napoleon III of France, saw this division in America as an opportunity to increase his country’s power and influence in the Western Hemisphere. He realized that while the U.S. was busy in a civil war they would not be able to enforce the Monroe Doctrine, which declared that any attempt by a European country to conquer or colonize territory anywhere in the Western Hemisphere would be treated by the U.S. as an act of aggression. He wanted to block further U.S. expansion and invade Mexico to replace its democratically elected government with France's monarchy. Mexico was having its own civil war called the War of Reformation, where one side(the liberals) favored democracy and the other(the conservatives) wanted the country to be run by the wealthy upper class. The French had previously given loans to the wealthy upper class and was back in Mexico under the pretense of negotiating repayment. The French supported the Mexican Conservatives and together they invited Maximilian of Austria to now become the Emperor of Mexico. Mexicans did not want this and moved to defend their wish for democratic rule in their country.

Latinos in California and the American southwest saw both the French Intervention and the U.S. Civil War as two conflicts fighting for the same reasons. A conflict about freedom and democracy against slavery and elite rule. Consequently, when the French Army, considered the best in the world at that time, was defeated in the Battle of Puebla on May 5th by an inspired Mexican front, Californians were overjoyed and began to celebrate with parties, parades, speeches and fireworks. They continued to do more than celebrate--they raised money for the Mexican government and enlisted in both the Mexican and Union armies who were fighting separate wars but for the same values of equality and freedom.

France eventually overtook Puebla and Mexico City and the US Civil War ended.The 13th amendment, which abolished slavery, was passed in 1865. Once the U.S. Civil War had ended, the U.S. was free to enforce the Monroe Doctrine against the French Invasion of Mexico. Napoleon III called his army home and Maximillian’s army quickly fell apart and Mexican President Benito Juarez regained power in 1867.

Latinos in California continued to commemorate Cinco de Mayo each year, including both US and Mexican Flags, pictures of both Abraham Lincoln and Juarez and music, dancing, food and speeches to represent their belief in and celebration of democracy.
The celebration of democracy, equality and freedom should be remembered and celebrated on this Cinco de Mayo to honor our past and make way for our future.

Alamosa County Chamber of Commerce

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Alamosa County Chamber of Commerce

*Check Out Colorado State Parks at Alamosa Public Library*

The Check Out Colorado State Parks program is available now at the Alamosa Public Library. The program, the result of a partnership between Colorado Parks and Wildlife and the Colorado Department of Education State Library, provides the library with a hang-tag park pass and adventure backpack filled with information and education activities, including field guides, state park information, and binoculars.

Alamosa Public Library patrons can check out the backpack with a library card for up to seven days.

The free pass included in the backpack allows one vehicle and its passengers into any of Colorado’s 41 state parks. As the checkout period is 7 days, a patron can use it in one park for a one-week/weekend camping trip in one state park, for instance, or could visit several state parks over the course of the week.

“We encourage all Coloradans to explore and learn through their libraries,” said Colorado State Library Development Director, Sharon Morris. “This pass and backpack program gives residents the opportunity to literally “check out Colorado State Parks” and discover the wildlife and beauty of our state.”

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Visit Mesa Verde National Park

Happy #NationalParkWeek everyone! Don't forget that today is an entrance-fee free day at all National Park Service locations!

Adams State University - Art Department

Setting up the Cloyde Snook and Hatfield Galleries for the BFA and BA Exhibition
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National Park Week - NPS Celebrates! (U.S. National Park Service)

"Get ready to celebrate National Park Week 2019 from April 20 to 28! Parks across the country will host a variety of special programs and events. To kick off National Park Week, all entrance fees are waived on Saturday, April 20! There are also special days during the week to highlight the different ways you can enjoy your national parks." National Park Week highlights the amazing natural and cultural resources of the national parks and the rewarding work we do in cooperation with partners and local communities.


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