Alamosa County

Alamosa County, Colorado

PO Box 178
Alamosa, CO 81101
Phone: (719) 589-4848
Fax: (719) 589-1900
www.ccionline.org/counties/alamosa.html

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.
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.
Topics included: effective use of Propophol under close medical supervision in a medical setting; nursing shortage in general; nursing faculty shortage; childhood obesity in relation to mandatory physical education in schools; Medicaid/Medicare cuts; Proposition 101, Amendments 60 and 61 and the impact they would have on the fiscal balance of Alamosa County; and the Affordable Health Care for America time line.
In the low-cost rural areas of Alamosa County, Colo., Curry County, N.M., and East Carroll Parish, La., a two-parent family with two children can make ends meet with an income of $35,000 to $37,000 a year.
That Saturday there were three Jeeps in a convoy working their way up Lake Como Road in Alamosa County. The member had not used his particular Jeep in over 2 years and was excited to see how his new "Ox Lockers" would perform.
With an average annual precipitation of 7.1 in in Alamosa County, agriculture requires irrigation.
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.