A Recorder For The Times – Upgrade!

By Trish Gilbert, Saguache County Clerk & Recorder

New Recording System by LEDS, LLC –   icounty.org


  • FREE in-office record search
  • $25 for 24-hour access and twenty-five cents per page
  • $150 per month (through May 31st) and twenty-five cents per page
  • $250 per month (begins June 1st) and twenty-five cents per page
  • FTP site – Bulk Images monthly
  • May 2019, $150
  • June 2019, $250

Fees help offset our 2019 web hosting of our public access site and annual recording maintenance.  Searching the web saves the customer time and cost of travel to our office; however, we also have 2 public workstations that people can use at no cost, except for the copies they print.  Copies cost twenty-five cents ($ .25) per page; one dollar and twenty-five cents ($1.25) per page, if certified. 

The Clerk’s Office has adopted a modern approach to economic vitality.  A cloud-based approach can help us modernize cumbersome, paper-driven processes and aging, disconnected systems.

            With this approach we hope to:

  • Reduce paperwork, phone inquiries and in-person office visits while improving customer service and increasing staff productivity
  • Track development and decisions
  • Make compliance more predictable and processes more replicable

We spent over one year researching recording vendors.  We have had in-office demonstrations to view vendor processes.  We have communicated with other counties about their recording systems and customer service from their vendors.  We carefully and deliberately chose to go with LEDS, LLC.

LEDS provides outstanding customer service as well as additional services such as a Cash Tendering System.  This program works well with the new DRIVES system for generating reports that compliment motor vehicle reports, enabling us to disburse funds correctly.

LEDS, LLC is a thirty-seven (37) year old Colorado-based organization that specializes in providing governmental software solutions for Colorado agencies.  LEDS has provided products to over 37 different Colorado county clients who have utilized a variety of their solutions.  This large client base speaks for itself, indicating their success in this marketplace. 

The Saguache County Courthouse

They provide Recording and eRecording software, Public WEB Search of Recorded Documents for counties as well as digital imaging and backfilling solutions for their specific Recording and other generic needs.  LEDS approach is one of implementing the correct system for the correct application.

They strive to provide a comprehensive system that meets the County’s needs.  They provide a seamless integration to the third-party electronic recording submitters, document digitizing, imaging solution for scanning and searching of recorded documents.  With their scanning module, LEDS can provide additional redacting and OCR capabilities to the county.  LEDS can easily provide Public Search for both the local and WEB users.

Although LEDS is a small Colorado Business, their personnel and subcontractors bring to any project more than 30 years of experience and knowledge of Colorado County Government.

Their track record as a successful Colorado business is very impressive.  Their company and staff are dedicated to their customers.

LEDS has worked with federal, state, county and local government customers.  We are very proud to partner with them and look forward to the solutions they will provide to Saguache County.

If you have any questions, please contact our team:  Jane, Desiree, Ben, Dominique or Trish.  We are here to help.

The Saguache County Courthouse encased in its lofty pines! Photo: Saguahe Today

Another Beautiful Cinco de Mayo

Adrienne Garbini , HEART of Saguache

Thank you to all who came out for and participated in Saguache’s 3rd Annual celebration of Cinco de Mayo. The fiesta generated a lively day of activity in Downtown Saguache with many contributors. HEART of Saguache/KV organized and hosted the event bringing together a wide array of entertainment, volunteers, exhibitions, and vendors; including Mountain Valley Student entrepreneurs who were selling their creations. HEART would like to thank Deano Maes for his expert sound production. We also want to recognize our performers. The Mountain Valley Preschool dancers were a huge hit. In addition; Los Vecinos Bailladores, the Old School Band, Evan Samora and Evan’s students all provided wonderful entertainment.

From the car show to the food, the Saguache Cinco de Mayo Celebration was a great celebration of Hispanic culture. Photo: Saguache Today

The Cinco de Mayo Car Show was huge this year with several Valley car clubs participating. Awards were given for Best Project, Best Rims, Club Participation, Street Machine, Best Oldie, Best Euro, Best Paint, Best Interior, Best Truck, Best Custom, Early Bird, and the People’s Choice. Jamie Dominguez from Alamosa was instrumental in helping to set up and organize the car show, making trophies and bringing in participants from around the valley. Our local judges; Steve Armenta, Austyn Hammel and Tim Torres also deserve a huge thank you for their participation and careful consideration of each entry.

The event also highlighted local art and cultural demonstrations. The Mountain Valley Art Students displayed their work at the Range, with a special exhibition by Heaven Harford of her drawings and puppets. The Silver Building featured a stunning exhibition of local Colcha artists including; Patsy Garcia, Nyla Thompson, Delores Worely, Mary Baker, Lupe Tafoya, Bena Lovato, and Margie Gurule. Myron Chavez came from New Mexico to demonstrate adobe brick building on 4th Street. He allowed spectators to mix the mud with their feet which proved to be very popular. Iris Garcia and family taught tortilla making with delicious results.

Good food and cold beer was available at the Cinco de Mayo Celebration to help raise funds for the Saguache Volunteer Fire Department.

Family activities went on all day on the beautiful Courthouse Lawn. Alicia Mancha, Lacy Reed and friends created gorgeous henna tattoos and did face painting alongside family games and crafts. The Saguache Volunteer Fire department was wonderful as usual, serving up frito pies, margaritas, and beer.

Thank you again to all in the community for coming to celebrate our local culture and history. HEART is looking forward to putting together an even larger fiesta in 2020. Please get in touch with suggestions or to volunteer at heartlvigil@gmail.com.