Thursday, 04 April 2013


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  • 07 February 2018

    Mild Weather Continues

    January weather was much warmer and drier than normal. There is very little snow in the mountains and the daytime temperatures are mild. While this may cause drought problems in the months to come, it makes for pleasant conditions at the ...
  • 07 February 2018

    2018 Ranch Babies

    This year's first baby goats have arrived and we are thrilled to announce they are a set of triplets! The kids were born on January 29th in the middle of the warm sunny day. Since that time they are doing great and have already stolen ou ...
  • 07 February 2018

    Scheduling for Volunteers!

    2017 was a banner year for volunteers with 128 dedicated people donating 8,275 hours in facilities, at the ranch and garden, as camp hosts, discovery hosts, bat tour guides and astronomy hosts. Others helped with weed pulling, trail buil ...
  • 16 January 2018

    Happy New Year!

    The re-opening of the hot springs in late December went fairly well. The weather was mild and sunny. We were grateful not to be plowing the road, shoveling snow, and sanding the walkways. The weather continues to be quite nice for outdoo ...
  • 16 January 2018

    Massage Available

      In the presence of eternity, the mountains are as transient as the clouds.-Robert Green Ingersoll Visit our website: to learn more about Massage & Bodywork during your Valley View visit. ...
  • 16 January 2018

    Winter on the Ranch

    "What good is the warmth of summer, without the cold of winter to give it sweetness." – John Steinbeck The work is never done! 365 days a year, seven days a week, there's no end to what must be done on the ranch. Even in the de ...
  • 14 December 2017

    National Forest Plan

    Attention OLT wildlife corridor and landscape lovers;Please find a moment to write a letter to the Rio Grande National Forest planning team regarding their twenty-year Forest Plan revision. The deadline for public i ...
  • 14 December 2017

    Pond Etiquette

    There are many people that enjoy a beverage as they soak. Sometimes, those beverages contain alcohol. There are also people that object to alcoholic beverages at the pool. We've all seen someone get a little laissez faire about their beh ...

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dedicated to the preservation of Valley View Hot Springs (VVHS) and its viewshed—
including natural and biologic resources, agricultural lands, wildlife habitat,
open space, and historic and geologic features of the northern San Luis Valley—
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