Tag Archives: Saguache Politics

Saguache News – June 27

Peterson Sees Victory in Primary Election

Saguache County voters went to the polls yesterday giving a good indication of how local ballot-casters are seeing the 2018 Mid-Term Election as candidates gear up for the home stretch toward November.

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It was a standing room only crowd at the May 23 Candidates Forum held in Saguache and sponsored by Indivisible Crestone/ Baca Grande. Up for grabs are SIX county offices. Do you know your candidates? Photo: Saguache Today/Kathy Bedell

Locally, the political punsters had their eye on the Saguache County Assessor’s race, as the two Democratic contenders battled it out in the Primary. Yesterday’s results provided to Saguache Today by Saguache County Clerk and Reorder Trish Gilbert, reported that incumbent Peter Peterson emerged the victor. Peterson’s 498 votes gave him the lead over challenger Rhiannon Curry who brought 329 votes in support of her candidacy.

Other races played out on the Saguache County level as follows. Remember, candidates can still throw their hats into any one of these races as long as you are eligible and complete the appropriate petition paperwork and have it returned by the July 12 deadline. For complete state reporting and to see how local voters compared with those final tallies, please log on the Colorado Secretary of State’s website HERE.

Good luck to all the candidates as you head toward the mid-term election on November 6, 2018.Sag elecion primary june 2018_Saguache Today.jpg

Latest News – August 31

Town Trustees Deadline in Saguache Today

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The Saguache Town Hall is located at 504 San Juan Avenue. Photo: Saguache Today

Today – August 31, 2017 is the deadline if you’re interested in throwing your hat into the political fray and applying for one of the three vacant Town of Saguache Trustee seats.

After a summer of controversy, resignations and political confusion, the Town of Saguache is moving forward to fill the remaining three Trustee seats. Here are the details provided by newly appointed – and veteran/former – Town of Saguache Trustee Luana Lovato:


Attention Citizens of the Town of Saguache:

The Town of Saguache is currently seeking to fill three (3) vacant positions on the Saguache Town Board of Trustees. Qualifications to serve on the Town Board are as follows:
1. Must be a registered elector who lives within the municipal boundaries of the Town of Saguache.
2. Must be a resident of Saguache, having lived in Saguache full-time for at least twelve (12) consecutive months prior to being appointed to the Board.
3. The appointees terms will be up for election in April 2018.

All interested parties should send or drop off a letter of interest by noon on August 31, 2017. Please submit your letter via mail: ATTN: Trustee Luana Lovato, P.O. Box 417, Saguache, CO. 81149., Or Deliver to the Saguache Town Hall at 504 San Juan Ave., Saguache, CO. Please contact Luana Lovato at 719-221-5702 for more information.

Swearing in Saguache Town Board April 2016

All elected officials take an oath to uphold and defend the Constitution as did these elected Town Trustees did in April 2016.