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The Poncha Springs board of trustees is re-evaluating a proposed subdivision on True Avenue after a petition opposing the development was pres…

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When Coloradans voted to approve Amendment 64, which legalized the use of recreational marijuana for those ages 21 and older, voters might not have fully understood what they were doing.

For most of those voters, the product in mind was most likely the marijuana of the ’60s and ’70s – crumbled, grayish green leaves and rolled joints looking like, well, marijuana.

The reality is vastly different.


Ben Scanga became the mayor of Poncha Springs after being sworn in Monday night along with new trustees JD Longwell and Tina Perri-Mundy durin…

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Angie Jenson, the entrepreneur behind the group of five “little cabins” near the bottom of Poncha Pass in Poncha Springs, said she hopes to create a community of creative-minded people who appreciate the outdoors when the units become available for rent in the next few months.

The development called Poncha Crest is named after the nearby Monarch Crest Trail.

“I hope to rent the units to locals that appreciate the location,” she said.

Poncha Springs voters approved, by a vote of 138-102, ballot question 1A on taxation of revenue from marijuana. However, that approval is prob…

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Government representatives for Chaffee County, the city of Salida and towns of Poncha Springs and Buena Vista, including Salida City Councilwoman Cheryl Brown-Kovacic, are working on finding answers to the area’s housing problems.

“It’s not going to be fixed overnight,” Brown-Kovacic said, “but I’m excited we are all working together and coming up with so many solutions.”

Brown-Kovacic said the first step, which the group has already started, is putting together a market analysis to get data on the county’s needs.

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The town of Poncha Springs and the Colorado Fire Group will conduct a controlled burn from about 10 a.m. to noon Sunday at the northeast corne…