Archive for June, 2010

Jun 29 2010

July 4 Parades

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As many of you already know, the July 4 parades are a fun occasion here in the valley.  And the Cuchara parade is always right on July 4, but the La Veta parade is on the Saturday preceding July 4.  So seldom do both parades fall on the same day as they did last year. 

La Veta parade on Saturday, July 3.   Cuchara on Sunday, July 4.  La Veta starts at 10:00 AM followed by Art in the Park, Rotary BBQ and Ranch Rodeo.  This year’s Cuchara 4th of July Parade starts at 1:00 PM as it is a Sunday.  Chapel services at 9:30 and 11:00.  Race at 8:30AM.  BBQ at Dog Bar starting at 11:00.  Thanks to Mary Strasser for this info.

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Jun 29 2010

Entertainment Dining

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Classic Rock and Roll will vibrate the foundation of the Historic La Veta Inn on Saturday, July 3rd following the days parade festivities and the opening day of the annual Art In The Park celebration. This is truly one of the best days of the year to be in La Veta and gathering, dining, drinking and dancing within the confines of the iconic Inn will be the place to be saturday night.

Tom Munch will be playing his eclectic solo acoustic and vocal mix throughout the evenings of Friday, July 9th and Friday, July 30th. Tom always finds a way to make La Veta Inn evenings memorable. See you there for Dinner.

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Jun 27 2010


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The Old Blind Dogs concert last week was great.  A near sellout house to benefit our local Celtic Festival this fall.  The weekend also brought daily performances of Tom Paxton & The Berrymans up at Fir, via the Rio Grande Scenic Railroad excurtions.  And this Wednesday, June 30, will be the first La Veta Town Park Concert of the summer season.  The Rifters will be performing beginning at 6:30 pm.  Come join us for summer fun this season.

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Jun 25 2010

Medano Fire Report

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The Medano Fire that started in Sand Dunes Nat’l. Park near Alamosa, has now spread to almost 5,000 acres and moved out of the Park boundaries and into the San Isabel Nat’l. Forest.  Not really visible from here in the Cuchara or La Veta area, but now creeping into NW portion of our own Huerfano County, the smoke is quite evident as seen from Gardner area.

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Jun 24 2010

How Cute is This ?

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Jun 23 2010

Llano Estacado

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The yucca plant is typically found east of here on the staked plains.  But this pretty field of blooms just south of La Veta reminds us that they are also located in the edge of the high mountain desert as well.

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Jun 23 2010

Mortgage Rates

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30-Year Rate Holds, 15-Yr Mortgage Rate Touches Yet Another Low
30-yr fixed mortgage rates continue to hold at a record low 4.375% for well-qualified borrowers paying a standard .07 to 1 point origination. 15-yr fixed mortgage rates have dipped once again, setting a new record low, at 3.75%, down from 3.875.

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Jun 22 2010

More Hot Times

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Today’s forecast calls for up to 90 in La Veta, 80’s in Cuchara.  Then cooling down for the rest of the week with chance of a few showers.  The hot, dry weather has been fueling the Medano Fire north of Sand Dunes and a new fire in Parkdale Canyon near the Royal Gorge at Canon City. 

A hot time at the Fox Theater this Thursday nite for a real cool event.  Scotland’s greatest folk band, The Old Blind Dogs, will be performing at 7:15 on June 24.  We plan to be there.

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Jun 18 2010

Medano Fire

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Last week a small fire broke out on the north end of the Sand Dunes Nat’l. Park (located NE of Alamosa).  They elected to let it burn naturally, but that has now gotten out of hand.  Dry winds have whipped the fire up to now over 2,500 acres.  Smoke can be seen from Gardner to Pueblo.  

This reminds us of the fire a few years ago that came toward Paradise Acres.  Scarry stuff.  Forecast calls for hot dry conditions next 7 days, but at least the winds are to mostly die down.  Cuchara Valley looks to be busy this weekend as most of the lodging in La Veta and Cuchara is already booked up.

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Jun 15 2010

Cuchara Hermosa

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A welcome post from Pat…

Jerry, glad to see the great blog page. Wanted to give you some information on what the Cuchara Hermosa Club will be doing this summer. We always want as many ladies as possible to participate with us and always welcome new members.
June 24 is the “Welcome Back Potluck” for Cuchara Valley at the Cuchara Community Center at 6:00.
June 29 we are having a HUGE garage sale with tiny prices at the Cuchara Community Center, 8:00 to 4:00. All proceeds will benefit Hermosa projects to enhance the Valley, not to mention the treasures one might find at such a sale!
For those who want a heads up for the annual Hermosa Art Show, the dates are July 16, 17, 18.
Thanks and will keep you posted!

Pat Caldcleugh,
Hermosa Publicity Chairman

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