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    Reporting on Rico, Colorado local issues and events

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  • Events Calendar

     

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    San Miguel Authority for Regional Transportation

    (SMART)

     

    Open House
    May 6, 2024 - Monday
    6:00 - 7:30 PM at Town Hall
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    SMART is updating its Strategic Operating Plan for future service expansions and improvements based on public input collected this winter and data analysis of current operations.

     

    A 15 minute presentation will be followed by public comments.

     

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    LINK

    SMART meeting announcement

     

     

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    Colorado Attorney General

     

    Community Visit
    with Attorney General Phil Weiser
    May 8, 2024 - Wednesday
    2:15 PM at Rico Town Hall
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    AG Weiser to hear directly from Rico residents and leaders about timely priorities, opportunities, and challenges. Some topics that are always front of mind as AG Weiser travels the state include:

    • youth mental health & school safety
    • workforce development
    • affordable housing
    • water management
    • local economy priorities
    • and anything on the mind of participants and their communities.

     

    AG Weiser will be happy to provide any updates of interest from the state, as well.

     

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    LINK

    Colorado Attorney General

     

     

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    Rico Rescue Rats

     

    May 8, 2024 - Wednesday
    6:30 - 8:00 PM at Rico Firehouse

     

    Topic

    ENVIRONMENTAL EMERGENCIES

     

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    all kids welcome

     

     

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    Rico Planning Commission

     

    Monthly Meeting
    May 8, 2024 - Wednesday
    6:00 PM at Town Hall
    & video-conference
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    ACTION ITEM

    • disturbance permit application 101 S. Picker, Town of Rico applicant
    • road building and disturbance permit application - Carter Way

     

     

    DISCUSSION ITEM

    • Rico Land Use Code global revision

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    LINKS 

    Town of Rico website

    video-conference

     

      
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    Dolores River National Conservation Area

    Informational Zoom Meeting

     

    Dolores County Commissioners

    is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting

     

    May 10, 2024 - Friday
    6:30 PM

     

    LINK: Zoom Meeting 

     

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    More info about Dolores River NCA proposal

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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    Rico Board of Trustees

     

    Monthly Meeting
    May 15, 2024 - Wednesday
    6:00 PM at Town Hall
    & video-conference
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    ACTION ITEMS

    • appointment of vacant Board of Trustees seat
    • waiver or reduction of water bill account 111
    • disturbance permit 101 S Picker, Town of Rico applicant
    • final plat (condo conversion) subdivision Bedrock subdivision Lot 6, BRD LLC applicant and Resolution 2024-02 a resolution of the Board of Trustees of the Town of Rico approving the final plat of the Bedrock Common Interest Community, Lot 6, Bedrock Subdivision
    • San Miguel Authority for Regional Transportation intergovernmental agreement
    • first reading of Ordinance 2024-02 an Ordinance of the Town of Rico, Colorado extending the temporary moratorium on the acceptance of new land use applications for major or minor subdivisions, and residential or commercial planned unit developments
    • first reading of Ordinance 2024-03 an Ordinance of the Town of Rico, Colorado adopting Construction Rules and Regulations and providing for penalties for violation of same
    • cost sharing proposal for alley improvements

     

    STAFF REPORTS

    • Clerk’s Report
    • Manager’s Report

     

    DISCUSSION ITEMS

    • Voluntary lead soils Clean Up (“VCUP”) update and stormwater management system
    • Electric utility subcommittee
    • Parking enforcement ordinance
    • HB 21-1110 Colorado’s accessibility law for state agencies
    • 2024 and beyond work plan
    • Quarter 1 financial review

     

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    LINKS

    Town of Rico website

    video-conference

     

     

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    Rico Fire Protection District

     

    Monthly Board Meeting
    May 20, 2024 - Monday
    7:00 PM at Rico Firehouse
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    PUBLIC COMMENTS

     

    ADMINISTRATIVE REPORT

     

    FIRE CHIEF REPORT

     

    OLD BUSINESS

     

    NEW BUSINESS

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    LINK

    RFPD website

     

     

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    San Miguel Power Association

     

    Monthly Meeting
    May 21, 2024 - Tuesday
    9:00 AM at SMPA - Ridgway
    & video-conference

     

     

    LINK

    SMPA website

     

     

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    Rico Rescue Rats

     

    Monthly Meeting

    May 22, 2024 - Wednesday
    6:30 - 8:00 PM at Rico Firehouse

     

    Topic

    FIRE SAFETY FOR THE FAMILY

     

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    all kids welcome

     

     

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  • Community Directory

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    Artists of Rico

    A team of dedicated and engaged artists, working together to form a more united artisan community. The mission of Artists of Rico, Colorado (ARC) is to provide an exchange of ideas and nurture a sense of community among the area’s talented artists and craftspeople.

     

    School Realignment 

    Rico School Detachment & Annexation Organizing Committee completed planning and community outreach tasks in August 2023, and dissolved to promote a November ballot proposal to transfer Rico from Dolores County School District to Telluride School District. Visit Yes on 4B & 5A for Rico's School Kid's to learn about the proposal.

     

    Social media: Facebook Kids of Rico

     

    KSJD

    Public radio from Cortez, Colorado serving the Four Corners Region of Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico and Utah

     

    Rico Broadband Committee 

    Working for Better Internet for Rico

     

    Rico Fire Protection District 

    Fire Protection, Ambulance, Search and Rescue

     

    Rico Historical Society 

    Promotes and preserves Rico history, historic sites and records. Historical Museum at 15 S. Glasgow Avenue (Hwy 145)

     

    Rico Public Library 

    Community resource center for information and knowledge.
    inside Town Hall - 2 N Commercial Street
     
    Beginning March 1, 2024 
    Monday - Saturday 11am – 4pm

     

    Featured at Colorado Virtual Library

     

    Rico Trails Alliance

    Mission statement: "To steward the local and regional trail systems in and around Rico, Colorado, focusing on user education and the access, development, and use of non-motorized trails."

     

    The Rico Center 

    Nonprofit community foundation committed to preserving and enriching the quality of life of the residents, visitors and workforce of Rico, Colorado.

     

    School Realignment 

    Rico School Detachment & Annexation Organizing Committee completed planning and community outreach tasks in August 2023, and dissolved to promote a November ballot proposal to transfer Rico from Dolores County School District to Telluride School District. Visit Yes on 4B & 5A for Rico's School Kid's to learn about the proposal. 

     

     

    Town of Rico 

    Town government at 2 N Commercial Street (Courthouse Building).

     

     

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  • About

     

    Published at Rico, Colorado

    since 2019

    by Allyn Svoboda

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