Despite Ute request, hot springs passes into private ownership

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Photo courtesy John M. Motter No money for a stock tank? No problem, as this hollowed-out aspen log left on a ranch from earlier days proves. One of these home-made tanks used to be located at the site of Turkey Springs. I don’t know if it is still there because I haven’t been over that road for a number of years.
Photo courtesy John M. Motter
No money for a stock tank? No problem, as this hollowed-out aspen log left on a ranch from earlier days proves. One of these home-made tanks used to be located at the site of Turkey Springs. I don’t know if it is still there because I haven’t been over that road for a number of years.

We continue with the story of how ownership of the Great Pagosa Hot Springs passed from Southern Ute to the U.S. government to private hands. Today’s column begins with a repeat of last week’s closing in the interest of clarity and continuity.

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