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.
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!
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.
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.