Cuchara

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…

County purchases Cuchara acreage for public park

(Published: Feb. 2, 2017) The county closed on the purchase of 49 acres near the base of the former Cuchara Mountain Resort on Friday, January 27. County Commissioners say the land will be used as a public mountain park. Huerfano County purchased the land from QE Ventures, Inc. for $150,000 using funds to be donated by the Cuchara Foundation. County Administrator John Galusha said signage is posted to direct the public to access the parcel…

Cucharas Sanitation & Water Dist. appoints Art Pierce to board

By Renee Rinehart –(Published: October 20, 2016) Members of the Cucharas Sanitation & Water District (CS&WD) board appointed Art Pierce as a director at their monthly meeting last Friday. Pierce will fill the seat vacated by Jim Ludwick last month. The appointment comes after the board posted the notice of vacancy and requested letters of interest from candidates. They received letters from Pierce, James Littlefield and James Alt. The three letters were opened and read…

Yellow Pine Guest Ranch adding another guesthouse

By David Rinehart –(Published: June 2, 2016) Cuchara will be able to handle more guests when the Yellow Pine Guest Ranch completes construction of a new five-bedroom lodge on their property just north of the village of Cuchara. The Huerfano Board of County Commissioners approved splitting Yellow Pine’s Conditional Use Permit application into both a CUP and a request for a HB 1041 flood plain exemption. Owner Loyd Evans and Clay Burleson of Atencio Engineering…

New Director joins board of Cucharas Sanitation and Water District
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By David Rinehart –(Published: May 12, 2016) The Cucharas Sanitation and Water District Board of Directors welcomed Tom Lewis as a new Director at their regular meeting Wednesday. Lewis, who replaces Art Pierce on the board and current Board Member Gerald Van Nort were sworn in to four-year terms. Van Nort was quickly elected President of the Board, with Lewis accepting the Secretary responsibility. Director Jim Berg will continue as Treasurer and Henry Harnly will…

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