Congressman Tipton in Alamosa for 4th of July and 100th Anniversary Celebration

Jul 2, 2013

Congressman Scott Tipton (CO-3) will be in Alamosa on Thursday to participate in a number of events in celebration of Independence Day and present a Congressional Tribute to Alamosa County in commemoration of its 100th anniversary.

Kiwanis Community Pancake Breakfast
Date: Thursday, July 4, 2013
Time: 8:30 – 9:30 a.m. (Mountain)
Location: SLV Federal Bank, 401 Edison Avenue, Alamosa
What: Congressman Tipton will attend the breakfast and visit with constituents.

Alamosa County 100th Anniversary Celebration
Date: Thursday, July 4, 2013
Time: 12:00 p.m. (Mountain)
Location: Cole Park, 300 Hunt Avenue, Alamosa
What: Congressman Tipton will participate in the Alamosa County 100th Anniversary celebration by presenting a Congressional Tribute in recognition of the milestone.

The text of the Congressional Tribute that Congressman Tipton gave on the record of the U.S. House of Representatives and will present in Alamosa on Thursday follows:

“Mr. Speaker, I rise today to recognize the 100th anniversary of Alamosa County, Colorado. In these fast-paced times, we often overlook the foundations of America - small towns with hard-working people.

“Since 1913, Alamosa has been a model of American values, with a proud heritage of honest, hard work, perseverance and community. As the legend goes, Alamosa, originally intended as a rail center for the Rio Grande Railroad, was built from the ground up practically over-night. Industrious from the outset, the citizens of Alamosa built the town with bricks forged from local clay and fired in the city’s own kiln.

“It’s this spirit of industry that drives Alamosa County’s 9,000 residents today. It provides opportunities for the next generation to grow and prosper at Adams State College and Trinidad State College, in one of Colorado’s most diverse landscapes that boasts the Great Sand Dunes National Park and the Alamosa National Wildlife Refuge. 

“Mr. Speaker, it is an honor to recognize the 100th anniversary of Alamosa County and pay tribute to the people, past and present, who have built this community and continue to embody hard work and dedication, values which have made our country strong.”