Press "Enter" to skip to content

Posts tagged as “Land Grants”

San Luis residents get back their grazing rights

Article by Kay Matthews

Land Grants – September 2002 – Colorado Central Magazine

The people of the San Luis Valley in southern Colorado had much to celebrate at the July Fiestas de Santa Ana y Santiago: It took 21 years, but they finally won their fight to retain grazing, firewood gathering, and timber harvesting rights on the 79,500-acre Taylor Ranch. On June 24th the Colorado Supreme Court issued a decision granting the landowners, who are the successors in title to the original settlers of the Sangre de Cristo Land Grant, access and use rights on former grant lands now under private ownership.