New Fudge Shop Opens in Blanca
Terri Sanders has opened the Mt. Blanca Fudge Company in the old post office building at Main and Broadway. For more information click here.
Municipal Election Scheduled for April 1, 2014
Blanca's 2014 municipal election will be held on April 1, 2014. Three trustee seats are up for election. Candidate petitions and information packets can be picked up at Town Hall beginning on Monday, February 10th. For more information, please call Town Hall at 379-3461.
Blanca Website is Back Online
The Blanca website was down for a few weeks due to changes made as our ISP began associating with Google. The new system has a few glitches which affected the Blanca website. The technical problems are apparently solved. Please report any broken links or malfunctioning web pages. Email address and telephone numbers are on the Contact page.
Water Quality Report for 2012 is available
The Town of Blanca's Annual Water Consumer Confidence Report for the calendar year 2012 is available here and is available for viewing at Blanca Town Hall, 601 Main Street. Any person can review the report or pick up a copy during normal business hours.
Blanca now accepts online payments for Court fines and utility payments
The Town has just concluded an agreement with GovTeller to accept online payments for court fines and water/sewer payments. By Colorado law, the town can pass on any credit card and other fees to the customer. These fees will be charged in addition to the amount of the fine or the utility bill. Using this service will take you to the secure GovTeller website. Using this service, you can see the exact amount of the fees before you make the payment.
For court fines, you will need your citation number. For utility payments, your name or account number is sufficient.
Please let us know how you like the new feature. The links for payments are on the Town's PayOnline Page
Blanca wins "Water System of the Year" award for 2012
The Town of Blancareceived the annual Water System of the Year award from Colorado Rural Water Association (CRWA). The award was presented at CRWAs Recognition Banquet on Wednesday, February 13, 2013 during the 32nd Annual Conference and Exhibition held in Colorado Springs
Myrrl Smith, Mayor of Blanca, accepting the award for the town said, We are very pleased to receive this award. It recognizes the dedication of our Board and staff in providing safe, clean drinking water and in upgrading and maintaining our water system.
The criteria for the award includes: has no regulatory violations, maintains system facilities in excellent condition, provides employee advancement, training, recognition, maintains a strong budget within budgetary guidelines, provides annual Consumer Confidence Reports as required, provides safe, clean drinking water year round, and is considered in high esteem by the community it serves. Is active in community issues, supportive of community projects, and strives for open and clear communication.
The Colorado Rural Water Association is a non-profit corporation. For the past 32 years, CRWA has provided technical assistance and training to Colorado's public and private water and wastewater systems having populations less than 10,000. About 98% of Colorado's 2,095 public water systems serve communities that have populations less than 10,000.