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A new ordinance will impose restrictions on outdoor watering in the town of Poncha Springs.
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.
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.
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.