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Regional 1041 Regulation Public Hearing Notice

TUESDAY, April 2, 2024, at 1:00 PM

to consider the revised proposed “REGIONAL REGULATIONS TO DESIGNATION SITE SELECTION AND CONSTRUCTION OR MAJOR NEW DOMESTIC WATER SYSTEMS AND MAJOR EXTENSIONS OF EXISTING DOMESTIC WATER SYSTEMS AND MUNICIPAL AND INDUSTRIAL WATER PROJECTS AS ACTIVITIES OF STATE INTEREST”

To view the proposed regulations, you may contact the Saguache County Administration Office at 719-655-2231 and a copy can be mailed to you, or you can view the proposed document on our website – www.saguachecounty.colorado.gov, or you may email Wendi Maez at wmaez@saguachecounty-co.gov to request a copy be emailed to you. 

Written comments will be accepted until Thursday, March 28, 2024, at 3pm, and may be mailed to Saguache County Administration - PO Box 100, Saguache, CO 81149 or email to wmaez@saguachecounty-co.gov. 

By: Lynne Thompson, Chairman

Saguache County Board of Commissioners

 

  SAGUACHE COUNTY REGIONAL 1041 REGULATIONS.pdf

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Land Use Development Code Public Hearing Notice

The Board of County Commissioners will hold a Public Hearing at the Saguache County Commissioners meeting Room located at 501 – 4th Street, Saguache, Colorado, on the following date: 

TUESDAY, April 2, 2024, at 1:15 PM

to consider proposed changes to the Saguache County Land Development Code regarding affordable housing. 

To view the proposed changes you may contact the Saguache County Land Use Department – PO Box 326, Saguache, CO 81149 or atorrez@saguachecounty-co.gov or by calling 719-655-2321 or you may also view the changes on our website at www.saguachecounty.colorado.gov .

Written comments will be accepted until Thursday, March 28, 2024 at 3pm, and may be sent to Saguache County Land Use Department at PO Box 326, Saguache, CO 81149 or emailed to atorrez@saguachecounty-co.gov . 

By: Lynne Thompson, Chairman

Saguache County Board of Commissioners

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Adams State USDA/NIFA NEXTGEN Grant Opportunity!

Adams State University has received a USDA/NIFA NEXTGEN grant.  This grant will provide several cost-of-attendance scholarships for all four years to students who have an interest in studying and pursuing careers in Agriculture, Food, or Natural Resources. ASU currently provides six different majors/degrees ranging from Agribusiness, General Agriculture, Biology, Food Studies, and Natural Resources.  ASU has a dedicated faculty that wants nothing more than to see the success of this program and the students involved in it.
 
This grant also provides great opportunities if a student chooses to attend ASU.  This program, through the grant, will provide experiential learning opportunities while they are attending ASU.  These opportunities include field trips, tours, job shadowing, and semester long paid internships.  Students will also receive mentoring, tutoring, career counseling, internship coaching, and support services to help with their progress to their career pathway.
 
This is a great opportunity for our community and many students across the region. I would hate to see it go unused. If you have a student who is interested in this program have them fill out the application that I have attached to this Email.  The application can be sent back to my email address srockey@adams.edu (mailto:srockey@adams.edu).  Applications will be due by February 25, 2024 and scholarships will be awarded in March.  If you or your students have any questions, please feel free to reach out to me by either email or phone at any time.
 
Sheldon Rockey
Project Director
NEXTGEN Project – Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources
Adam State University
Phone Number – (719) 588-5726

Email – srockey@adams.edu 

  NEXTGEN SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

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PRESS RELEASE: Saguache County Veterans Service Records for Veterans and Families

Greetings Saguache County Veterans and Veteran Families. The SCVSO announce the following: 

Due to conversion to Digital and Electronic Record keeping the SCVSO will be purging the SCVSO Veteran Records.

As of this date the SCVSO is offering to SC Veterans and Families, upon request to provide these Service Records to families.

To request these records, contact the Saguache County Veterans Service Office at (719) 588-8465 and/or mbondurant@saguachecounty-co.gov.

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PRESS RELEASE: Coffee with your County Commissioner!

Greetings Saguache County Resident and Veterans. The Saguache County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) announces Coffee with your County Commissioner.

Once a month the Commissioners will be available to meet and greet and speak to residents about issues in the county.  The SCVSO will be available to meet Veterans and/or Veteran families to address Veteran concerns.

The schedule is as follows; Beginning March 14th, 2024

Center              2nd Thursday each month           Saguache County Dept. of          Com. Thompson 

                        9 – 10 am                     Social Services, 220 Worth Street, Center, NW corner office.

Crestone           3rd Thursday each month           Crestone Mercantile,                 Com. McCracken           

                        9-10 am                        191 East Galena Ave, Crestone, CS Satellite Office West end.

Saguache          4th Thursday each month           Saguache Senior Center             Com. Marron

                        12 (noon)- 1 pm                        605 Christy Ave, Saguache

Refreshments will be available 

All are welcome to attend.

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Saguache County Board of Commissioners Seeks Saguache County Planning Commission Members

Saguache County Board of Commissioners are seeking members and alternates from:

La Garita/Center area – member and alternate

Town of Center and surrounding area – alternate

Moffat and surrounding area – alternate

Hooper and surrounding area – member and alternate

At Large for All of Saguache County – alternate 

Crestone and surrounding area – alternate

The representative must be a property owner or property manager and reside in the area they are interested in representing.  Regular member terms are for three years and the alternate terms are for one year.

Saguache County Planning Commission meets on the last Thursday of each month in the Road and Bridge meeting room. The Planning Commission may also have work sessions throughout each month to work on the Saguache County Master Plan and different items.

Saguache County Planning Commission members and alternates are paid $100 for every regular meeting they attend, plus mileage reimbursement.

If you are interested, please send a brief letter of interest stating qualifications and interest to: Saguache County Land Use, Attn: Amber Wilson, PO Box 326, Saguache, CO 81149 prior to Thursday, February 29th, 2024. All applicants will be interviewed by the Board of County Commissioners. Should you have any questions please call Amber Wilson at 719-655-2321.

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Request For Proposal (RFP) Trash and Rubbish Removal

In response to the Saguache County Nuisance Ordinance, Saguache County is seeking contractors for the removal of and disposal of trash, rubbish, debris and assorted waste materials from land located in Saguache County. This shall include, but not be limited to, the removal and disposal of vehicles, trailers, building materials, trash, debris, and various materials that require removal. This position shall be on call or as needed. Bids should include, but not be limited to, hourly rates, and the rate for special material removal that may not be allowed for disposal in a land fill or conventional waste facility. Salvageable materials (excluding vehicles) may be kept by the contractor. Any salvaged vehicles must be taken to the designated vehicle area that will be located at the Saguache County Landfill. If hazardous materials are located, it will be up to the County to contract for that service.


For questions, please email Amber Wilson at atorrez@saguachecounty-co.gov or call 719-655-2321. Proposal may be emailed, mailed or hand delivered. Email RFP to atorrez@saguachecounty-co.gov, mail to PO Box 326, Saguache, CO 81149 or hand deliver to 505 3rd Street, Saguache, CO 81149.

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Request For Proposal (RFP) Hangar and Rubbish Removal

Saguache County is looking for a person or contractor for the removal of and disposal of old and damaged hangars at Leach Airport, located east of the Town of Center. There may also be assorted waste materials at the airport property that will need to be removed. The removal shall include, but not be limited to, the removal of old damaged county owned hangars.

The person or contractor chosen for this work will be responsible for all removal charges and will also be allowed to keep any usable/recyclable items from the removal.  All other items removed will be at the cost of the person or contractor and must be removed within 45 days of approval of the person or contractor.

If you are interested in the removal of the items at Leach Airport please send a letter of interest to Wendi Maez, PO Box 100, Saguache, CO 81149 or you may email your letter of interest to wmaez@saguachecounty-co.gov 

For additional information please contact either Wendi Maez at 719-655-2231 or Jed Ellithorpe at 719-850-1928.

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2024 Saguache County Holidays
Monday, Janaury 1 - New Year Day Holiday
Monday, January 15 - Martin Luther King's Birthday
Monday, February 19 - Presidents Day
Monday, May 27 - Memorial Day
Wenesday, June 19 - Juneteenth National Independence Day 
Thursday, July 4 - 4th of July
Monday, September 2 - Labor Day
Monday, October 14 - Indigenous People Day
Monday, November 11 - Veteran Day (Observed) 
Thursday, November 28 - Thanksgiving Day 
Friday, November 29 - Day After Thanksgiving 
Tuesday, December 24 - Christmas Eve Holiday

Wednesday, December 25 - Christmas Holiday