2024 Municipal Election

                                               April 2nd, 2024


Poncha Springs’ next mail ballot municipal election will take place on April 2, 2024, to elect three Trustees and the Mayor. The Mayor and three Trustee positions will serve a four-year term of office expiring in 2028. Also on the ballot will be a question to change the Town’s regular municipal elections from April to November of even-numbered years to coordinate with the County election cycle. This would extend the terms of the current Trustees whose positions are not up for election in April 2024 to November 2026 and extend the terms of the candidates elected in April 2024 to November 2028. Check with the Chaffee County Clerk and Recorder's office that your voter registration is Active and confirm your mailing address to receive a Poncha Springs ballot. Ballots will be mailed out March 11th, 2024. Applications for Absentee Ballots are currently available at Town Hall.  


Trustee Candidates in order they will appear on ballot:


Hunter McKinley Sydnor

Nancy Compton

Tina Perri-Mundy

Leann Olson

Michael D. Coleman

James A. Baker

Paul L. Brackmann

Thane Good



Mayor Candidates in order they will appear on ballot:


Ralph (Ben) Scanga






Town Newsletter is here! Click link below.


2023 Poncha Springs Year End Newsletter






Pay your Water Utility Bill here


Resolution 2023-10, raising water rates & fees

A RESOLUTION OF THE TOWN BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE TOWN OF PONCHA SPRINGS ADOPTING FEES AS AUTHORIZED BY TITLE 13, SECTIONS 13.01.070, 13.01.090 AND 13.01.290 OF THE PONCHA SPRINGS MUNICIPAL CODE 





To paint a portrait of Poncha Springs is to picture the diversity and richness of the Old Western Colorado alongside the image of a typical small town in rural America. Located in Chaffee County Colorado, in the upper reaches of the Arkansas River Basin, Poncha Springs is nestled in a valley surrounded by the scenic San Isabel National Forest. Poncha Springs calls itself the.

Crossroads of the Rockies, an appropriate nickname given that the town, at an elevation of 7,465 feet, is nearby to 14 mountain peaks of more than 14,000 feet above mean sea level and is situated at the junction of two transcontinental highways.


The immediate area and surrounding region are blessed with natural beauty and environments sought out by many visitors who arrive to enjoy the numerous available leisure-time activities. Winter sports and skiing are possible at Monarch Ski Area approximately 15 miles west of Poncha Springs. Small and big game hunting, stream and lake fishing, hiking, horseback riding, camping and picnicking, sight-seeing, 4-wheeling, and white water rafting are among the pursuits enjoyed by locals and tourists alike. There are two public 9 hole golf courses located nearby, the Salida Golf Club at 404 Grant St in Salida and the Collegiate Peaks Golf Course at 28775 Fairway Drive in Buena Vista. The many area points of interest include the individual mountain peaks, forests, lakes, streams and scenic wonders, but also include ruins of old narrow gauge railroads and ghost towns from the gold rush era of the late 1800's.








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TOWN OF PONCHA SPRINGS
333 Burnett Avenue / PO Box 190 / Poncha Springs, CO 81242
mail@ponchasprings.us / Phone: 719-539-6882 / Fax: 719-539-6898