Renegotiated San Ramón-San José highway expansion signed into law
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Renegotiated San Ramón-San José highway expansion signed into law

Zach Dyer - February 23, 2015

With the stroke of his pen, President Luis Guillermo Solís signed Law 9292 Monday, re-launching the long stalled San Ramón highway expansion after years of protests that…

Emergency airlift of 7-year-old girl briefly closes Paseo Colón
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Emergency airlift of 7-year-old girl briefly closes Paseo Colón

Zach Dyer - February 9, 2015

This is the best reason to sit through a traffic jam on San José's Paseo Colón. A Public Security Ministry helicopter medevaced a 7-year-old girl who suffered an apparent…

It worked: Lawmakers approve San José-San Ramón Highway construction bill, saving taxpayers $51 million
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It worked: Lawmakers approve San José-San Ramón Highway construction bill, saving taxpayers $51 million

L. Arias - February 4, 2015

Just hours after President Luis Guillermo Solís stalled 19 bills to prioritize the passage of one, lawmakers on Tuesday evening approved a bill that authorizes reconstruction of a highway…

Brazilian corruption probe reveals possible links to Costa Rica, Guatemala
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Brazilian corruption probe reveals possible links to Costa Rica, Guatemala

Zach Dyer - December 16, 2014

The names of Costa Rica's President Luis Guillermo Solís and former National Liberation Party (PLN) presidential nominee Johnny Araya were among several prominent figures listed on a…

San Ramón public school receives landmark solar panels
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San Ramón public school receives landmark solar panels

Robert Isenberg - November 13, 2014

A few years ago, U.S. expat Michael Styles came up with an idea: He wanted to bring solar panels to San Ramón, a bucolic town in the…

Haunted tree holds sway in San Ramón
Arts and Culture
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Arts and Culture
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Haunted tree holds sway in San Ramón

Mitzi Stark - October 31, 2014

There are haunted houses and haunted caves – but San Ramón has a haunted tree. It’s not sprouting ghosts or sheltering goblins, but some very strange things…

Juan Santamaría Day passes peacefully, but highway woes not forgotten
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Arts and Culture
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Juan Santamaría Day passes peacefully, but highway woes not forgotten

Zach Dyer - April 11, 2014

This Friday's celebration Juan Santamaría Day in Alajuela stood in sharp contrast to the violent protests that interrupted the event last year over the troubled San Ramón…

500-year-old tomb discovered in San Ramón
Archaeological Discoveries
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Archaeological Discoveries
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500-year-old tomb discovered in San Ramón

Mitzi Stark - March 27, 2014

Whether it belongs to a Pharaoh or a commoner, a recently discovered tomb is fun to open. A couple of archaeologists got their chance to do just…

Giant sloth spotted in San Ramón
Environment and Wildlife
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Environment and Wildlife
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Giant sloth spotted in San Ramón

Mitzi Stark - January 17, 2014

In the movie “Jurassic Park,” prehistoric animals roam Costa Rica. It’s exciting, but it’s fiction. In the Museum of San Ramón, likenesses of prehistoric animals can be…

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More protests planned for Thursday over San Ramón Highway

L. Arias - May 14, 2013

Public protests will return next Thursday when residents from San Ramón, Grecia, Zarcero, Naranjo and Palmares take to the streets due to the lack of responses from…