Abeyta Settlement
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As part of a proposal to build an "eco-village" with dozens of businesses and hundreds of new homes north of Taos, the El Prado Water and Sanitation … more
The water in the river and acequias in the Peñasco area have been deceitful this summer. more
Dearest Taos Valley Community: I've been scared to publicly address this until now. Where did all the water go this year? Will this drought end, or is this the beginning of the end for a healthy … more
At a special meeting of the Acequia Madre del Rio Lucero y Arroyo Seco Saturday (June 23), parciantes did not vote on whether to remain a part of the … more
The Taos Valley Acequia Association has been a major player in the Abeyta Settlement, being seen as a model of cooperation for other acequia alliances around New Mexico. Yet that cooperation may be splintering. more
Many of the lawyers, hydrologists and representatives for the Abeyta Settlement gathered in Taos Tuesday (May 1) for a meeting that was more cordial than … more
A meeting of the parties to the Abeyta Settlement is scheduled for May 1 to discuss the technical implementation of the complex agreement. more
Although most acequias haven't yet held their spring cleaning, the reality of the drought was already palpable for ditch parciantes at the annual meeting of the Taos Valley Acequia Association Saturday (March 3). more
The Taos Valley Acequia Association will host its annual meeting Saturday (March 3). more
Conservationist, seasoned outdoorsman and community planner Ron Gardiner died Sept. 25 at his home in Questa. He was 62. Gardiner was a self-taught and respected expert on natural resources who gained much of his knowledge exploring the mountains … more
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
A proposed water rights transfer meant to settle a dispute between Taos Pueblo and irrigators in Arroyo Seco could come at the expense of acequia users in Questa. The Acequia Madre del Rio Lucero y del Arroyo Seco in El Salto hopes to transfer … more
The average town of Taos employees will see a $1,300 out-of-pocket increase in benefit and employment tax payments this fiscal year, but July 9 the Town Council approved nearly $27,000 in additional payments for the town manager and … more
A Taos-area ranch dedicated to modeling what it calls “sustainable agriculture” wants to drill a 450-foot well to irrigate a small parcel of land now served by an acequia. Jay Lazarus, a geohydrologist contracted by Blackstone Ranch, says the … more
Palemón Martínez stands atop the head gate where the Acequia Madre del Río Lucero y Arroyo Seco crosses El Salto Road. Since 1969, Martínez, 80, has been involved in a dispute with Taos Pueblo over how much water should flow through this ditch … more
After months of delays, the town of Taos appears to be on the verge of appointing a new manager and attorney. Assistant town manager Abigail Adame has been serving as acting manager since the Town Council voted last July to terminate former … more
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