Cuchara

CS&WD board awash in controversy over commercial water rates

By Renee Rinehart –(Published: August 17, 2017)  In an attempt to work with the Cuchara Inn on delinquent water bills, the board of Cucharas Water & Sanitation District asked the owner to submit a repayment plan, but then demanded full payment. Those two options caused a lengthy regular meeting on Friday, August 11 and drove the board to extend the regular meeting two more times, with one meeting Tuesday and another yesterday. These meetings were…

Two bears recently killed

By Renee Rinehart –(Published: August 3, 2017) Early Tuesday morning an unsuspecting motorist hit and killed a black bear on Hwy. 12 at the north end of La Veta. Emergency crews responded to the scene at about 7:45 a.m. to find the bear had attempted to cross the road near the Cucharas River. The small SUV suffered damage to the front end. The driver was treated by local EMS but not transported to the hospital,…

Spring runoff floods Cuchara neighborhoods
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By Renee Rinehart –(Published: June 15, 2017) Resident Bob Woederhoff informed the CS&WD board members that roads and yards are flooding. He said it starts above the ponds. “The outlet can’t handle the amount of water. The culvert is not blocked. We just need a backhoe to get the water flowing back into the river. He said he called Huerfano County, but they can’t help with flooding on private property. “It’s a simple fix,” Woederhoff…

Cucharas River swells out of banks
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By Cathy Mullens –(Published: May 11, 2017) After several days of thunderstorms, the Cucharas River is roaring down the valley through La Veta. The river is out of its banks at some points along Highway 12, flooding pastures and fields. Tuesday morning had reports of some flooding on the Cucharas River near mile marker 12 on Highway 12, upstream from the Town of La Veta. Sand bags were brought in Tuesday to keep water back…

Cuchara water district reduces charges for Cuchara Mountain Park

By David Rinehart –(Published: May 11, 2017) The Cuchara Sanitation and Water District will be reducing charges for eight water taps currently installed at the Cuchara Mountain Park, according to the county. “They’re giving the park a break for four months,” Commissioner Max Vezzani said at the Huerfano Board of County Commissioner’s regular meeting Tuesday. Vezzani reported the advisory group the county set up after purchasing the 40 acres for $150,000 has recommended the park…

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