Archive for June, 2008

Jun 30 2008


Published by under Local News Affairs

Nanda’s Cantina will open for business in La Veta on July 3.  La Veta has been without a mexican cuisine restaurant since Pretty Chile closed several summers ago.  Nanda was previously chef at Pat McMahon’s and his Mother will no doubt be supporting his new venture. Nanda’s is located in the rear portion of the adobe at 220 S. Main.          

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Jun 30 2008

Table Rock Ranch

Published by under New Properties


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 The Table Rock Ranch is one of my newest Premier Listings.  Set in the heart of the beautiful Wahatoya Valley, this 143 acre ranch is spectacular.  See all the photos and details at 

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Jun 29 2008

Town Website

La Veta has recently launched its Town website.  Among the interesting facts are the Minutes of every Town Board Meeting and the upcoming Agenda for the next Meeting.  Check it out at  

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Jun 28 2008

High Altitude Concert

Published by under Recreation


It’s not too late to get reservations for the first Michael Martin Murphey concert.  On July 17 and 18, Michael will be joined by Ricky Skaggs for the Rio Grande Scenic Railroad concert.  Climb aboard the Concert Train from right here in La Veta.  click here for ticket details

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Jun 28 2008

Fire Ban

Published by under General Information,Recreation

If you are planning on fireworks or even camping over the upcoming holiday, please note that the County has issued a Stage 1 fire ban due to unusually dry conditions.  We have been very fortunate that no major wildfires have occurred in the area and caution is urged to keep it this way.  Fireworks are now prohibited and campfires are restricted to developed campgrounds only. 

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Jun 24 2008

Libre Celebration

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This past weekend was celebrated as the 40 th anniversary of Libre.  For those who may not know, Libre was one of the several Communes formed in the Gardner area in the 60’s.  Many of those people have gone on to become successful artists, writers and business people. PBS filmed the event and lots of live entertainment was there for the large crowds.  Check out the local books on Libre, AAA and other communes in Huerfano County.

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Jun 23 2008


Published by under General Information

Another beautiful week ahead to officially begin SUMMER.  The weather has been very comfortable in the Cuchara Valley, with lows in the 40’s and highs in the 80’s.  But we have been dry, with no measurable moisture since early May.  The recent afternoon clouds bring beautiful sunsets and foretell the start of our July rain showers.  We usually water our flower gardens from our rain barrel but it has been empty for over a month now. So come on rain, we are ready.     

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Jun 22 2008


Published by under Recreation

If you’re getting tired of the typical backyard barbeque in the evenings, try a Cowboy Breakfast Cook-Out.  We had 8 couples over to our place near La Veta this past Saturday morning for a western camp breakfast.  Everything cooked outside, either on the pot-rack in the open firepit or over a simple gas flame.  We had scrambled eggs plus my special poached eggs cooked in mushroom sausage-gravy.  Sizzlin’ sausage patties, dutch-oven biscuits, potatoes and cowboy coffee.  All topped off with juices and fruit.  It was great, eventhough I forgot to serve the potatoes .   We love to entertain and I especially like to cook outdoors in the cast iron dutch ovens.  Send me your favorite dutch oven recipes.

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Jun 12 2008

Music Scene

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La Veta is rapidly becoming known as a small but growing Arts mecca, but sometimes overlooked is our love for music.  The incredible selection of musical venues was apparent last week with progressive bluegrass at Old La Veta Pass, live music (Chicago Connection) at the Timbers in Cuchara and country music at the Dog Bar. Coming this week – Chip Dolan Band opening the First House Concert at Claude & Michele Appel’s house, Music for the Spanish Peaks at the Methodist Church and Broadway and Cabaret at Tims Art Quilt Studio. The music plays on throughout the summer. Watch for more!

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Jun 10 2008

Perkins Resigns

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Steve Perkins has tendered his resignation as CEO of Spanish Peaks Regional Health Center in order to focus his attention on a run for Huerfano County Commissioner.  Steve served as President of SPRHC for the past 5 years.  He also holds his Colorado real estate license with our Bachman & Assoc. office and we look forward to his active involvement with us in the Cuchara office.  

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