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The Heart of La Puente: Feeding our Community with Knowledge and Awareness

Caitie Ryan-Norton The Paw Print Hunger can be a driving force that motivates us and regulates our daily schedules. We all know the feeling of a rumbling stomach that tells us it’s nearly time for the next meal. What happens though, when we have to ignore the signs our bodies give us when we are […]

The Heart of La Puente: A Veteran’s Way Home

Weston McConnell The Paw Print I first found out about La Puente 3 years ago when a buddy of mine came as an AmeriCorps member. I had the amazing opportunity of coming out and volunteering for about a month with him.  So in January, 2013 when he texted me that the shelter really needed another […]

Svaldis Donate Vintage Vehicle to Benefit La Puente

Julie Waechter The Paw Print ALAMOSA, CO. (Sept. 19, 2013) . . . Dave Svaldi doesn’t mind a little grease under his fingernails. For years the President of Adams State University enjoyed tinkering with his 1953 GMC truck, which he had restored with help from his older brother. Now at a stage of life where […]

La Puente Hosts Variety of Communal Activities

Caitie Ryan-Norton The Paw Print 1) FAIR I hope everyone was able to make it to La Puente’s booth at the Volunteer Fair on Wednesday to play some corn hole and meet some of our fabulous AmeriCorps members. If you didn’t get a chance to stop by it’s not too late to sign up for […]

La Puente Invites You to Visit the Volunteer Fair

Caitie Ryan-Norten The Paw Print If you are interested in volunteering this semester or are a part of a group or class that encourages or requires volunteer projects, you should check out some of the many opportunities at La Puente. There will be a La Puente booth at next week’s Volunteer Fair, so feel free […]

The Heart of La Puente Welcomes the New Year

Caitie Ryan-Norton The Paw Print The last few weeks around Adams State University have been a fairly quiet haven for the local mule deer. Slowly students, faculty, and staff have been trickling back to campus or joining the campus community for the first time. The first few weeks of the semester are sure to be […]

La Puente Presents Hunger Education

Katie Stiel The Paw Print The publicized image of hunger is often an urbanized, homeless member of society pleading for money, or malnourished children on a television commercial as a famous celebrity requests you pledge $10 a month to end hunger. Hunger within the San Luis Valley does not fit the criteria of urban culture […]

La Puente Home

Erin Melody La Puente Volunteer   The San Luis Valley experiences a great deal of economic hardship due to its lack of job opportunities and geographic isolation, and in 2009, 20.5 percent of its residents were estimated to be below the poverty line. Homelessness has been a long running problem in this area, and many […]

Share the Magical Time with La Puente’s Programs

Katie Stiel The Paw Print Valley-Wide Health Systems and La Puente share a 22nd year history with the Share the Magic Holiday Gala taking place at the Adams State theatre this Friday Nov. 30. All profits from the event support the programs of La Puente.  Adams State University theatre department joined the partnership with Valley-Wide […]

Student Scholar: November 15

Rachel Decker The Paw Print Sophomore Jerrica Cherry, Student Scholar of the week, is not only a dedicated student, but also an active member of the Alamosa community, working hard both in school and in helping better those around her. Cherry is a Child Psychology major with plans to graduate and go on to achieve […]

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