Culture Winner and Grand Prize Winner:  Jeremy Elliott
Culture Winner and Grand Prize Winner: Jeremy Elliott

02/25/16  Congratulations to all of our 2016 SLV Photo Contest finalists and winners!  This year we had nearly 200 photos submitted!  Many thanks to everyone who participated!  Our finalists are Karen Johnson Pounds, Jeremy Elliott, Patrick Meyers, Glenna Price, and Nathaniel D Anderson!  Our Winners are Jeremy Elliott and Patrick Meyers!  A slide show of all the photos will be posted soon!  To view the slide show of the finalist and winning photos click here





Mt. Blanca from the Blanca Wetlands.  Photo by Bob Trower
Mt. Blanca from the Blanca Wetlands. Photo by Bob Trower

01/06/16  The San Luis Valley Tourism Association Announces 2nd Annual Photo Contest  The San Luis Valley Tourism Association invites all amateur photographers to enter the annual photo contest and win up to $150. Submissions should be in one of 3 categories, Cultural, Natural, or Recreational and must be taken within the San Luis Valley and not have been submitted in previous contests. The same photo cannot be submitted in more than one category, and the content of photos will be judged based on the category submitted. The winner in each category will receive $50 and the overall best photo will be awarded an additional $100 prize. By submitting photos the photographer gives permission to the San Luis Valley Tourism Association for use in promotions of the San Luis Valley as a tourism destination on website, social media, and other media. Deadline for submissions is February 15, 2016. Please submit photos  through to Photos should be at least 300 resolution and should include photographer’s name, location of photo, and contact information for the photographer.  

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11/19/15  The San Luis Valley Tourism Association has been awarded a $25,000 matching marketing grant from the Colorado Tourism Office!  With the grant funds and matching funds we will reprint the San Luis Valley map and brochure and have it distributed by Certified Folder throughout Colorado and northern Arizona.  We will also be placing “Keep it Cool” print ads in the Official State Visitors Guide, Discover Taos summer guide, Seasons Magazine, Huerfano Fast Facts Guide, Summer on the Rio, and the Southwest CO Tour Guide.  Many of these print ads include online listings, we will also have an online listing on as well as banner ads on, and will be expanding our social media advertising.  We are hoping to secure a billboard on I-25.

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Historic Locomotive To Be Reborn! A 132-Year Old Engine to be Restored and Run on the Cumbres & Toltec.  COLORADO SPRINGS, March 17, 2015 A historic 1883 locomotive that sat on display in Colorado Springs for more than 75 years is going to be given a new life. Engine #168 will be moved to Antonito, Colorado, where it will be completely restored…more