Milky Way over Medano Creek and Dunes

The Great Sand Dunes is a certified International Dark Sky Park by the International Dark Sky Association. Photo Credit: NPS/Patrick Myers

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Sunset at the Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve




Welcome to Alamosa County!

Our thriving community is home to over 15,000 residents. Alamosa is the commercial hub of the San Luis Valley and the gateway to the Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve.

Equipped with prime agricultural land, innovative businesses in energy, industry, cultural heritage, and transportation, Alamosa County residents and visitors also enjoy access to some of Colorado's best wilderness and outdoor recreation. Our climate is perfect for the agricultural production of barley, potatoes, alfalfa, and with 350+ days of sunshine a year, we are one of the most productive locations for solar power plants in the U.S.




Alamosa County Commissioners Recognize Employees of the Quarter

Pictured left to right, Commissioner Van Ry, Jamie Greeman (Administration), Charity Geoffroy (Home Health), Dave Teem (Road & Bridge) and Kevin Ruiz (Road & Bridge) Commissioner Heersink, Commissioner Laske. Thank you all for everything you do! Congratulations! 

Commissioners Recognize Employees of the Quarter

Alamosa County Awards Bright Future Scholarships

Alamosa County is proud to present our first recipients of the Alamosa County Bright Future Scholarship. The scholarship was open to high school seniors and college students who are currently enrolled in an accredited educational institution and have a family member employed with Alamosa County. This is the first year the scholarship was awarded, but we plan on continuing with it every year. Now to introduce our winners…


Kayleigh- She will graduate from Monte Vista High School with a 4.067 GPA.  She is a member of the National Honor Society, was highly involved in extracurricular activities throughout high school and served the community with a large amount of community service hours.  She is interested in becoming an ultrasound technician.


Joaquin- He is a freshman at the University of Colorado Boulder and is pursuing a Bachelor's Degree in Media Production.  He graduated from Adams State University with his Associate of Arts degree while in high school and is a member of National Honor Society. He has earned a place on the Dean’s list both semesters while at CU and is interested in becoming a director or a screenwriter. 


Congratulations to both our winners, keep up the good work, you’re the future of Alamosa!

Commissioners Recognize Scholarship Winners


Alamosa County is requesting Statements of Qualifications and Proposals for General ContractorServices for a project involving erecting a steel building for the Alamosa County Coroner. Full details areavailable in the RFP.Companies interested in a formal copy of the Request for Proposal should contact Roni Wisdom @
At the closing of the State of Colorado’s 2023 Fiscal Year, the Alamosa County Department of Human Services was recognized for two separate accomplishments.

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