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Jun 06 2011

July 4 (and 2nd and 3rd)

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Cuchara Parade is always held on July 4, precisely, no matter the day of the week.  This year the Parade will fall on Monday. But our La Veta Parade is always held on the nearest Saturday before the 4 th.  So this year that parade will be on July 2.  Any way you look at it, there will be lots of fun throughout the holiday weekend.  Below are summaries submitted by Cuchara Tom.

Some of you have asked about the early July festivities in La Veta and Cuchara and I had not responded directly to that question because I did not know but now do thanks to the Signature’s 2011 Visitors Guide.  They state: “Enjoy a small town Independence Day celebration in La Veta and Cuchara.  It all kicks off on Saturday July 2 in La Veta with a parade stepping off at 10 a.m.  If you miss it the first pass down Main Street, stay tuned, it turns around and goes back up Main Street.  Don’t miss the Ranch Rodeo that night.  
Enjoy Art in the Park on Saturday and Sunday at La Veta Town Park.  On Sunday, the L Veta Rotary BBQ will be held.  Tickets are available ahead of time at Charlie’s, or at the park. 
On Sunday, July 3, the 4-H Club hosts a Mudfest at the Fairgrounds in La Veta.  If you haven’t attended a Mudfest, this is a must.  See  4-wheelers and modified trucks with huge tires make their way through a trough of mud.  It always guarantees good dirty fun.  
In Cuchara, on Monday the 4th, the annual Family Run/Walk begins at 8 a.m. followed by a late morning parade and great BBQs at local restaurants.
On the night of July 4, the Spanish Peaks Regional Health Center will host a fireworks display.  Fireworks can be seen from Lathrop State Park or many other great spots around town.”   
 Don’t be too surprised if the fireworks get cancelled because of the dry heightened fire danger. 

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Jun 06 2011

Hot and Dry

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Winds have calmed and no wildfires in our area.  We are thankful for that.  But record temps. today in southern Colorado.  Could reach 100 in Pueblo and 95 in Co.Springs. 90 in La Veta and 85 in Cuchara.  We need a rain dance this week.

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Jun 02 2011

Smokey Winds

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Southern Colorado fires have brought a smokey wind to the Cuchara Valley area.  Our neighbors southeast of Trinidad are still fighting the Bear Fire, now over 8,000 acres. More wildfires east of I-25 from Walsenburg too.  Thankfully nothing in our immediate valley area but the smoke this morning makes me wonder if something is ablaze somewhere up northwest of us now?   Post your own fire report updates for us here.

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Jun 01 2011

Upcoming Events

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This weekend events in the Cuchara Valley:

Grandote Peaks Annual Member/Guest Golf Tourney. Only $20 if you have annual membership card or $40 if you are a guest.  Come play.

Trot the Rockies horseback benefit  up on Old La Veta Pass is on Saturday.  Proceeds go to St. Jude Children’s Hospital. Contact Lisa at 719 742-5510.

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