From The Mountain Mail (Ron Sering):
Poncha Springs Trustees announced during their meeting Monday that chances of funding expansion of the Salida sewage treatment plant under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act have dwindled to almost nil. “It does not look good for the ARRA money,” town attorney William Alderton, said. During meeting in Denver that included Alderton, town attorney Brad Redmiles, Salida Administrator Jack Lewis and state representative Tom Massey, the Water Quality Control Commission upheld its decision refusing ARRA funding for the treatment plant expansion. Poncha Springs earlier received a category two ranking. In March, the two municipalities hoped to end a dispute by applying the Poncha Springs money to the Salida expansion project. State attorney general’s office personnel refused the request.