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Rio Bonito Water Rights Case - Capitan/ Ruidoso Water Transfer


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Status: CLOSED - Application was withdrawn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



Issues:

Prevent Capitan from speculative lease of water to Ruidoso, to detriment of acequia farmers in valley and surface flows of Rio Bonito.

Latest News:

11/10/2016 - Application withdrawn.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.

Case Files:

11/14/2016 - Order acknowledging withdrawal of application

11/10/2016 - Letter of notice of withdrawal

05/14/2009 - Motion for Clarification, Motion for Partial Summary Judgment