Abeyta Settlement
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El Prado Water and Sanitation District has raised property taxes just a couple weeks after agreeing to a settlement in a lawsuit brought by a former contractor. The water district board unanimously voted Aug. 10 to raise property taxes by 0.67 … more
Last September, public works director Francisco “French” Espinoza seemed a little baffled when asked by a town councilor to explain why a leak in water system at the center of Taos impacted residents more than a mile away. “[The water system] … more
The Taos County Commission voted Tuesday (Feb. 17) to rescind its protest of water rights transfers tied to the Abeyta Water Settlement. The commission voted 3-2 to drop the protest after several hours of sometimes heated public comment on the … more
The committee meant to keep watch over water rights transfers in Taos County has undergone a “transition” that reduced the number of board members and brought in a couple new faces. The retooling follows months of disharmony between former … more
State water managers are refusing to give money to El Prado Water and Sanitation District for water rights because state officials say the district hasn’t justified the $20,000 per acre-foot purchase price. Members of the district counter there … more
On Wednesday night, Feb. 5, I listened to the Channel 22 coverage of the candidates forum of the three people that are running for mayor for the town of Taos. Candidate Fred Peralta said that on several contentious issues — I voted the way I … more
Hello, my name is Judi Cantu. I am announcing that I am running for the Town of Taos Council. My passion for Taos and its people is unshakable. Growing up in Taos, I understand what Taos needs. I recognize what Taos is capable of growing into … more
In the growing debate over the Abeyta Water Settlement, much of the argument is centered on a single dilemma: How do we prepare for inevitable growth at a time when water supplies are predicted to dwindle? The dispute is playing out publicly at … more
The Abeyta Water Settlement allocates the amount of water available to each of the parties to that settlement. The parties include over 60 major water rights stakeholders within Taos County, including Acequia Associations, Mutual Domestics, Water … more
Commissioners of a Questa acequia say they are against a proposed transfer that would move water rights to an acequia in Arroyo Seco. The ditch filed a formal protest with the State Engineer Aug. 26. That board was joined by the majority of … more
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