Location: Rio Bonito Valley (Lincoln County)
Opposing Parties: Villages of Capitan and Ruidoso
Initiation Date: April 2009
Status: CLOSED - Application was withdrawn
Clients/Partners: Rio Bonito Preserve
Attorneys: Jon Block
Prevent Capitan from speculative lease of water to Ruidoso, to detriment of acequia farmers in valley and surface flows of Rio Bonito.
11/10/2016 - Application withdrawn.
11/14/2013 - Villages of Ruidoso and Capitan filed a motion to lift the stay and return this case to litigation. Parties were unable to implement the settlement.
08/03/2009 - Currently in settlement discussions. Lease application hearing has been stayed indefinitely.
06/19/2009 - Lease application hearing by the Villages of Ruidoso and Capitan to lease water rights from Capitan to Ruidoso is scheduled for July 28th in Roswell, NM.
05/14/2009 - Filed Motion for Clarification, Motion for Partial Summary Judgment and Entry of Appearance.
11/14/2016 - Order acknowledging withdrawal of application
11/10/2016 - Letter of notice of withdrawal