Saguache (a Ute word meaning "blue earth" or "water at blue earth") is the northern Gateway to the San Luis Valley. It is a rural/agricultural community located on Highway 285 and Highway 114 in southern Colorado. We are surrounded by the Sangre de Cristo mountain range on the east and the San Juan range on the west. With a population of around 500, we enjoy the small town life. We have abundant trees and wildlife. In the evening you can see deer walking around the neighborhoods.
Close Recreation. We are 10 miles from a hot springs spa, and 40 miles from the Sand Dunes hot spring pool. With an elevation of 7800 feet, this area is known for its rock climbing, hunting, biking and hiking up many mountain trails (many of the peaks are 14,000 feet, a great challenge to climbers) as well as soaking in the many hot springs. Horseback riding is abundant with trail systems which seem to go on forever. River rafting and the Great Sand Dunes National Park are about an hour away.
Downtown Saguache Business District
Saguache Highway Business District
Saguache Walking Tour--Thank you to ScSEED for developing the Walking Tour Booklet and allowing us to post it on the Town of Saguache website!
We have local grocery stores and a convenience store, restaurants and gas stations, a public library, a privately owned welcome center, thrift store, and a theater that has both movies and live entertainment. We also have an incredible pioneer museum, which has one of the largest arrowhead collections in Colorado. The museum features historic displays in seven rooms, plus a jail from 1908. For lodging, there are a motel and several bed and breakfast inns. Artists and crafters, including potters, authors, photographers, quilters, weavers, basket makers and painters, call Saguache home. There are antique shops and art galleries to browse.
In 2018 the office of the Mayor and five Trustee positions are open for election, (3) four-year positions and (2) two-year positions. The three four-year Trustee positions (2018-2022) shall be awarded to the candidates receiving the highest number of votes. The two candidates receiving the next highest vote totals will fill the two positions with a term expiration of 2020.
CANDIDATE ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS
Candidates must meet the following criteria pursuant to C.R.S 31-10-301:
Must be a registered voter by the time of the candidate's nomination;
Must be at least 18 years of age by the date of the election;
Must be a primary resident of the Town of Saguache for a period of at least 12 consecutive months immediately preceding the election;
Must maintain residency throughout the term in office
May not be a candidate for more than one office at the same election or hold two municipal offices.
Candidate packets can be obtained at the Saguache Town hall at 504 San Juan Avenue. For information regarding the election and the election calendar please click the link below or contact the Town Clerk at 719-655-2232 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit town hall.
Candidate Information and Calendar