Cuchara

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…

Cucharas water district hires professional for rate study

By David Rinehart –(Published: April 20, 2017) Noting they had not done a professional rate study in over 21 years, the Cucharas Sanitation and Water District (CSWD) Board hired Stantec to perform a rate study of the water and sewer rates currently charged by the district. The district received three responses to a request for proposal. Stantec was approved for no more than $15,000. Operations Superintendent Shannon Shrout indicated the rate study would be completed…

String of spring storms leaves area in the dark
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By Renee Rinehart –(Published: April 6, 2017) Spring storms ripped through Huerfano County over the last 12 days leaving over 90-inches in the Cuchara area, with heavy snow taking down power lines and leaving thousands without power for days. San Isabel Electric Assoc. (SIEA) linemen are calling this the “worst outage in over 20 years,” according to officials. The first hit arrived on Friday, March 24 with winter roaring back into Huerfano County, after several…

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