Alamosa County

Alamosa County, Colorado

PO Box 178
Alamosa, CO 81101
Phone: (719) 589-4848
Fax: (719) 589-1900

In south-central CO, southwest of Pueblo; organized Mar 8, 1913 from Costilla County. Name Origin: Spanish 'cottonwood trees.'

Area (sq mi):: 723.53 (land 722.74; water 0.78) Population per square mile: 21.10
Population 2005: 15,282 State rank: 30 Population change: 2000-20005 2.10%; 1990-2000 9.90% Population 2000: 14,966 (White 54.00%; Black or African American 1.00%; Hispanic or Latino 41.40%; Asian 0.80%; Other 27.00%). Foreign born: 4.70%. Median age: 30.60
Income 2000: per capita $15,037; median household $29,447; Population below poverty level: 21.30% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $20,568-$23,216
Unemployment (2004): 6.20% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.60% Median travel time to work: 13.50 minutes Working outside county of residence: 13.10%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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Everybody down here has to wear a lot of hats; that's just kind of where we are and how we get things done," says Randy Wright of the Alamosa County Economic Development Corp.
The City of Alamosa is located in Alamosa County in the San Luis Valley at the intersection of Colorado State Highways 160, 17, and 285 about 123 miles southwest of Pueblo.
Alamosa county economic development Corporation is the recipient of a $200,000 Brownfields cleanup grant which will be used to remove contamination at the former Pink Elephant property in the City of Alamosa, Colorado.
We serve about 1,000 square miles, including the areas surrounding Blanca and Fort Garland such as Deer Valley Meadows in Alamosa County San Luis Valley Ranches, Sangre De Cristo Ranches, Forbes Park and Forbes Wagon Creek.
Xcel Energy (NYSE: XEL), a major US electricity and natural gas company, and SunPower Corp (Nasdaq: SPWRA, SPWRB), a company that designs, manufactures and delivers powerful solar technology, have completed and installed a 19-megawatt photovoltaic solar power plant in Colorado's Alamosa County.
In the low-cost rural areas of Alamosa County, Colo.
That Saturday there were three Jeeps in a convoy working their way up Lake Como Road in Alamosa County.
Public Service Company of Colorado (PSCo), an Xcel Energy company, has agreed to purchase the entire output of a 30 megawatt (MW) photovoltaic project under development in the north end of Alamosa County, Colorado.
According to Alamosa County Assistant Administrator Carol Osborn, the new terminal is necessary for the airport as the present building is crumbling and it does not meet Transportation Security Administration regulations.
Beverly Strnad, RN, a Public Health Nurse with Alamosa County Public Health Department where she is the Care Coordinator for Health Care Program for Children with Special Needs, received the New Public Health Nurse of the Year Award.
Among the entities involved in the response were a variety of Alamosa County agencies, the Colorado Department of Agriculture, state fire and police, the Colorado Department of Human services, the Colorado Department of Transportation, the Colorado Division of Mental Health, the Colorado Office of Preparedness and Security, the Governor's Office of Economic Development, and the Colorado Veterinary Medical Foundation--to name just a few.
Alamosa County ranked third in production of Colorado's barley, harvesting 14,000 acres in 2000.