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On October 14th, there will be an annular eclipse of the Sun that will be visible from Santa Fe Trail Ranch. The Ranch is outside of the "Path of Annularity", meaning the moon would pass directly over the Sun, but approximately 85% of the Sun will be obscured:… Read More
Periodically, residents on SFTR are visited by pesky miller moths. In some years, the infestation is not severe, while in others, it is extremely annoying. That has been the case in 2023. At night, if we opened our garage doors, moths would swarm around the lights in the garage and house. We had to start parking our cars in the garage but not entering the house from the garage to avoid a swarm of these critters from entering our home. During…Read More
Ranch residents expect to see our dumpsters packed full by holiday visitors, but seeing several dumpsters topped off with tree and brush clippings today means that some of us need to reread Carol's article.
Every once in a while, I open the dumpster lid to dispose of my trash, and I’m looking at a dumpster full of…..pine needles and dead twigs and pine cones and weeds. Ah, it appears that the…Read More
(Posted on the SFTR website in November 2000)
Let's Keep SFTR Clean
Ongoing information from the Common Area Appearance Subcommittee
by Harriet Vaugeois, subcommittee leader
Since we humans have chosen to move into the pristine area now called The Santa Fe Trail Ranch, we have necessarily and unnecessarily made some…Read More
This useful Frequently Asked Questions document (see link to PDF) was previously made available by the Las Animas County Building Department.
For contact info and many other valuable downloads including their latest building standards, applications for building permits, etc., visit their website at:Read More
A property-tax exemption is available to senior citizens, surviving spouses of senior citizens, and one hundred percent disabled veterans. For those who qualify, 50 percent of the first $200,000 in actual value of their primary residence is exempted from property taxation. The state pays the exempted portion of the property tax.
The Property Tax Exemption for seniors and one hundred percent disabled veterans is administered by the…Read More