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Santo Domingo’s New ASADA Board Considering Options for More Water

By Arianna McKinney

Santo Domingo finally has a new board of directors for their ASADA (Water Administration Association), and the new board will continue efforts to obtain a new water source that can supply the community with sufficient water during dry season. 

The previous board of directors should have concluded their two-year term at the end of May, but conflict with the Diaz family in the community led the ASADA to delay elections. 

“There was a document signed by all of the community saying that they completely support the ASADA and the problem is just with one family,” according to Corey Miller, ASADA vocal. He also said the ASADA is now in conciliation process with that family. The family could not be reached for comment. 

Elections were finally held during an assembly on Saturday, September 29th, with the majority of those associated with the ASADA in attendance.The new board includes: President Ana Maria Cordero Soto (also president of the community’s development association), Vice President Wilberth Carrillo Orias, Secretary Gladys Lopez Arias (previously vocal), Treasurer Kenneth Sanchez, Vocal 1 Corey Miller (representative of PanAmerican Woods and the only board member to retain the same position as before), Vocal 2 Matt Carter (representative of Ventanas del Mar homes and condos) and Fiscal Saturnino Briones (former president). 

The community, located in the mountains above Samara, has approximately 150 inhabitants who struggle with water shortage during the end of dry season, usually in April and May.  


 

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New Nicoya Library Inaugurated

Nicoyans came out by the dozens to celebrate, together with teachers, students and stakeholders, the inauguration of a new library for the city this past Thursday November 15th.

Families Inside Refuge in Peladas Can Get Hooked Up to Water Service

On Tuesday, November 13th, neighbors that live within the refuge area of Playa Peladas started digging trenches to install water pipes, with help from AyA and the Nosara Development Association.

Chopping Down the Guanacaste Tree in the Heart of Nicoya Outrages Many
Minicipalidad said that
tree impeded construction of the new plaza

The broad leafy branches of a Guanacaste tree that provided shade for decades in Nicoya's park in front of the historic colonial church has been chopped down, saddening many for the loss of a tree that symbolizes the culture of Guanacaste and Costa Rica.

Letter to the Editor
A Story About Nosara's Beach Attack Dogs

It was after the attack by a large black dog that bit the back of my sandal as I tried to pedal my bicycle faster that I decided I was not going to be the hunted anymore. I had been chased a half dozen times and I was going to fight back! So I armed myself with a stick.

Google More Popular than Books at School Libraries
MEP Aims to Transform School Libraries into Resource Centers

The Google Internet search engine has become the best friend of students when doing homework. Since the speed of searching for content in digital texts is more comfortable for students than hunting amongst various books for the information they need, the number of visits made to school libraries has decreased notably.

New Police Patrol Vehicle Already Damaged
Nosara Development Association Requested that the Driver be Transferred

Just after President Laura Chinchilla’s visit to Nicoya for the Annexation Celebration on July 25th, Noasra received a brand new patrol vehicle, giving a facelift to the appearance of the Nosara Public Force.

CREAR Hosts Club for Samara Kids

After giving the park in Cantarrana a facelift, CREAR now hosts Kid’s Club there Monday through Friday from 4 to 6 p.m. Each day has a theme.

The Woman who Survived the Aftershocks of Criticism

On September 5th, when the municipal building started shaking and glass started falling around her, Vice Mayor Adriana Rodriguez Cardenas knew this was it: the big earthquake that had been predicted.

Unsung Heroes of the Earthquake

Moved by the stressful situations of many families after the September 5th earthquake, several locals have stepped up to offer their time and their resources to help.

Tune into Radio Samara

Samara now has its own internet-based radio station, known as Radio Samara, with two local radio personalities using the on-air names of Raul and Dave (not their real names). The radio station was launched at the beginning of September with 30 days of nonstop music with no repeats and no commercials.

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