Category Archives: Saguache Life

CDOT Meeting July 17

Get involved in Colorado’s next transportation plan without even leaving your home! Join the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) telephone town hall for Southwest Colorado this Wednesday, July 17 at 5:30 p.m. Listen in, ask a question and give input on what CDOT’s transportation priorities should be.

To be included, text CDOTSW to 828282 and you’ll receive a call when the conversation begins.  This telephone town hall is for the following counties: Alamosa, Archuleta, Chaffee, Conejos, Costilla, Dolores, Hinsdale, La Plata, Mineral, Montezuma, Montrose, Ouray, Rio Grande, Saguache, San Juan and San Miguel.

Saguache County is in the Southwest Region on the new CDOT Regional Map.

A Vehicle By Any Other Name

It’s summertime, the season when folks get out into the Colorado backcountry, by foot, by bike and yes, by motorized vehicle. So it’s time to check in with Saguache County Clerk and Recorder Trish Gilbert for some news about how to – or if you need to – register these vehicles so that they are legal – and safe!

By Trish Gilbert, Saguache County Clerk & Recorder

All terrain/watercraft vehicles are vehicles which are designed and manufactured for off-road use only. The manufacturers of these vehicles have stated that modifications cannot be made to make the vehicle roadworthy.

Examples of Off-Road Vehicles:

  • Mini Bikes
  • Golf-Carts
  • Go-Carts
  • ATV’s With 3 or More Wheels
  • Trail Bikes
  • Dune Buggies
  • Snowmobiles

Off-Road Vehicles and all watercraft are not registered as motor vehicles.  Registration may be obtained from the following agency: Colorado Parks and Wildlife – Registration Unit, 13787 S Highway 85, Littleton CO 80125, (303) 791-1920.

Toy Vehicles. “Toy vehicle” means any vehicle that has wheels and is not designated for use on public highways or for off-road use. Examples of Toy Vehicles:

  • Go-ped
  • Kamikaze Boards
  • Mini Bikes
  • Hoverboards
  • Pocket Bikes
  • Stand-up Scooters
  • Segway

Historic Ute Theater Re-Opens

On Friday, June 21, the historic Ute Theater in downtown Saguache will celebrate its Grand Re-Opening in great style with an entertainment -packed weekend of troubadours, tours, and tenors sure to live up to the theater’s reputation!

As many readers may know, this historic gem located at 410 4th Street changed ownership last year when Heidi D. Wong purchased it from Christine Gydesen. Wong and her dedicated team then began the arduous task of clean-up and restoration.

The Ute Theater will celebrate its Grand Re-Opening on June 21, 2019 after months of renovation.

But now they are ready to show off all of those efforts with Friday’s Grand Re-Opening, including the following performance schedule. Come, join the festivities and support the performing arts in Saguache Today!

Friday, June 21 

Saturday, June 22 

  • 1-2 p.m. – Moonwhale: A Healing Journey of Story and Sound​ (a by donation event!)
  • 6-7 p.m. –  The River Arkansas​ opens up with live music!
  • 7-9 p.m. –  MONEY Talks: But What The Hell Is It Saying?

Sunday, June 23

  • Matinee: (See our special matinee pricing!)
  • 2-3 p.m. – The Dusty Mountain Boys
  • 3-5 p.m. – MONEY Talks: But What The Hell Is It Saying?
New life arises from the historic Ute Theater in downtown Saguache. It’s a box-office hit!