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Celebrate The Arts in Saguache Today

The Saguache Arts Walk will be held Saturday, June 22 in Downtown Saguache.

Have you heard the word? Did you take note of the posts?

Well, if not, Saguache Today has got you covered with all the news regarding what is likely to be one of the busiest weekends in this small valley town. So make your plans or change your plans and get good old 81149 dialed into your GPS for this weekend June 21-23.

First up it’s news regarding the art show, this year celebrating 10 years! While the annual event is usually held in August, organizers switched things up this year in order to coincide with another arts milestone – the Grand Re-opening of the historic Ute Theater (more on that in a minute)

Here are the details for the 10th Annual Saguache Arts Walk

On Saturday, June 22 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. the 10th annual Saguache Arts Walk will take place on and around 4th Street in downtown Saguache. Artists of all types from around the county will be attending to demonstrate, display and sell their work.  

This is the perfect opportunity to get downtown and see what unexpected and secret talents your friends and neighbors may possess. Painting, sculpture, jewelry, fiber arts, crafts, pottery, and much, much more will be represented this weekend. During the day there will be live music outside.

Come and join us in downtown Saguache for the day! We have some fantastic restaurants, a lovely coffee shop, and even a bar! Spend the day immersing yourself in the arts and support our local artists.

In addition, the Sagebrush Quilters will be holding their annual quilt show at the Road and Bridge Building on 3rd Street. Saguache Works will be celebrating National Dairy month during the Arts Walk with some very artistic homemade ice cream that will be available for tasting. There will be lots of art to be viewed by all!

If you are an artist who would like to participate there is no fee to join in, just call or email Stacey at (719)-849-0957 or staceyamosart@aol.com. They have indoor and outdoor space available.

Saguache Creek Meeting On Tuesday

As part of the Saguache Creek Stream Management Plan (SMP) your thoughts, concerns, and values surrounding the creek are wanted.  Your input will help guide and inform that SMP process.  Residents are encouraged to join officials at tomorrow’s meeting Tuesday, June 11 from 4:30 – 6:30 p.m.  at the Saguache County Road and Bridge Meeting Room at 305 3rd Street.

From the ranchers to the farmers, many rely on the bounty of Saguache Creek’s water. Photo: Saguache Today/Brennan Ruegg.

This meeting will be reporting on responses to the SMP stakeholder survey.  For questions about SMP or to request a paper copy of the survey don’t hesitate to contact Daniel Boyes at danie@riograndeheadwaters.org

Background Information                                         

The Colorado Water Plan set the goal of developing Stream Management Plans (SMPs) for 80% of locally prioritized rivers in Colorado. SMPs are intended to utilize biological, hydrological, geomorphological, and other data to assess stream flows and other conditions necessary to support the environmental, agricultural, and recreational values of the community.

We are thrilled to have received funding to complete these SMPs in collaboration with our Technical Advisory Team (TAT) and many other local water user groups and agencies. The Rio Grande Basin Roundtable’s SMP Committee prioritized the following project reaches in the Rio Grande Basin, which can be seen on the map above: The Rio Grande from Stony Pass to the State Line, Conejos River from Platoro Reservoir to the confluence with the Rio Grande, and Saguache Creek from the USFS Boundary to the Town of Saguache. SMPs will be developed for each of these prioritized reaches. The TAT, made up of partners from water user groups, local environmental and recreation interests, and state and federal agencies, will help guide the SMP process.

The Stream Management Plans would not be possible without funding from the Colorado Water Conservation Board, the San Luis Valley Conservation and Connection Initiative, American Whitewater, the San Luis Valley Conservancy District, and significant in-kind contributions from our partners, listed below.