Cucharas Sanitation & Water Dist. board fills two board seats

By Renee Rinehart –(Published: Oct. 19, 2017) It was more like a visit to a water park than a meeting of a water district, as the president of the board of Cucharas Sanitation & Water Dist. took customers on another wild ride last Friday morning. With two of the five board members resigning in the last month, Board President Gerald Van Nort opened the meeting with three directors and asked them to approve the agenda….

County improving the main road in downtown Cuchara

By David Rinehart –(Published: Sept. 28, 2017) In an effort to control erosion, the county is paving the middle of Cuchara Avenue East next week. County Administrator John Galusha explained the project also includes installation of drainage so water from the west side of Highway 12 will be routed north, away from the main street in Cuchara. Galusha said the $24,000 project is scheduled for next Tuesday, weather permitting, and will consist of an eight-foot…

County specifies conditions to acquire Cuchara Mountain Park

By David Rinehart –(Published: Sept. 21, 2017) All the talk and excitement spreading throughout Huerfano County about a possible purchase of both the former Cuchara ski area and shuttered Grandote Peaks Golf Course has resulted in negotiations for agreement with Huerfano County. Tuesday, the Huerfano Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) approved sending a letter to developer Scott Brown of Boulder County outlining the conditions the county would like to see in any agreement to use…

Cuchara citizens move on with recall of two CS&WD board members

By Renee Rinehart –(Published: Sept. 21, 2017) Cuchara property owners are taking the first steps toward a recall election for two members of the Cucharas Sanitation & Water District board over what many citizens believe are unfair commercial water rates. At the Sept. 8 board meeting, citizens asked board President Gerald Van Nort and Secretary Tom Lewis to resign their seats. They both refused. The two had voted against a motion in August to temporarily…

Citizens threaten recall of CS&WD board members

By Renee Rinehart –(Published: Sept. 14, 2017) A contentious meeting of the Cucharas Sanitation & Water District last Friday, resulted in the crowd threatening to mount a recall petition for two directors and prompting the resignation of a third. Commercial water rates are at the center of the disagreements between citizens and the water board. The owners of the Cuchara Inn have expressed difficulty in operating a profitable business with monthly water bills around $1,700….

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