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Development Association Asks for Urgent Intervention on Nosara-Zaragoza Route
Bridge Over Rio Montaña Temporarily Fixed

by Emiliana García

On Thursday, October 25, the Nosara Integral Development Association (ADIN) submitted an “urgent” request to the Municipality of Nicoya and the National Emergency Commission for intervention on the Nosara-Zaragoza emergency route since “we are incredibly worried that due to climatic conditions we might end up isolated again,” like what happened in November of 2010.

According to the ADIN, the route through Zaragoza has the advantage of not needing bridges, which would permit Nosara residents to enter and exit all year. However, due to the earthquake that took place on September 5th and the recent rains, the roadway isn’t safe due to the danger of landslides. 

On the other hand, access to Nosara by the gravel route 160 is characterized by “the large quantity of rivers and creeks that cross it… and certain sectors exist where the flooding of these riverbeds interrupts the flow of traffic.”

Although access by route 160 is still possible as of Thursday thanks to the recent maintenance work, several creeks could overflow and block traffic, especially for vehicles that don’t have double traction.  

On Saturday, October 20, Vice Mayor of Nicoya Adriana Rodriguez, along with Marcos Avila, ADIN president, conducted an inspection of various creeks and resolved to dredge the creek in the Hollywood neighborhood and the creek known as “Capulina” in the Los Arenales neighborhood. Also the creek in Esperanza called Rempuje will be cleaned completely since it floods not only the route but also the neighboring houses.  

Machinery working on the San Ramon street (Photo by ADIN)
A Nosara neighbor donated his heavy machinery to put tree trunks and rocks
at the entrance of the river Montaña bridge (Photo by ADIN)
Route in front of Nosara Gasoline station. (Photo Giordano Ciampini)

Neighbor Donated Machinery to Fix Rio Montaña Bridge
As a provisional solution, Nosara resident Rufino Ramirez brought his heavy machinery to the bridge over Rio Montaña to put some trunks and material in place while awaiting intervention from CONAVI. Avila said that the bridge can be crossed now but people should use great precaution and avoid crossing it at night.
San Ramon Now Has Vehicular Access
The street to enter the San Ramon neighborhood that is on the other side of the Nosara river was worked on with machinery and refill materials since the roadway was flooded. The Nosara Integral Development Association received a donation from Jorge Alvarado of 40 truckloads of refill, and the Municipality if Nicoya donated the machinery. This street tends to be washed out by the river when it overflows, not allowing any four-wheel vehicles to pass since the only access is across the hanging bridge. 


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Restoration of Colonial Church Will Cost $200,000

One of the structures that suffered damage from the 7.6 magnitude earthquake was the colonial church of Nicoya, which was built in 1544. Plans for its restoration are now underway, according to Adrian Vindas, director of the Conservation Center of the Patrimonial Church. 

Bridge Over Rio Montaña Has Foundation Problems

The National Roadways Council (CONAVI) inspected the bridge over Rio Montaña after the 6.6 magnitude earthquake on Tuesday, October 23rd and determined that it doesn’t have structural damage; however, failures were detected in the refill approaching the bridge.

Bill Aims to Regulate Real Estate Activities in Country

The Costa Rican Chamber of Real Estate Brokers (CCCBR) wants to create a law that regulates and professionalizes real estate activity in the country. 

From Yellow to Red to Yellow Again: Communities Remain on Alert

After another night of heavy rain, the skies have cleared and water levels are dropping in the rivers but some damage remains in communities of Nosara and in Chinampas in the district of Samara.

Nosara Under Yellow Alert for Flooding

At around 11 p.m. on Wednesday, October 17, yellow alert was declared for flooding in the Nosara area as a result of a low pressure system in the Caribbean Sea that has been causing strong intermittent rains.

Commission Formed to Negotiate Tecocos Law Project
Commission hopes legislators will vote in favor on November 1st

Representatives of the coastal communities, including Ostional, are pushing forward to pass the proposed Coastal Territories Law, known as Tecocos.

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OVSICORI Rules Out Large Release of Energy By Nosara Quake

An earthquake of 5.3 magnitude shook the Nicoya peninsula on October 10th, this time with a depth of 22 kilometers and located three kilometers south of Nosara. 

First You Couldn’t Come Back, Now You Can’t Leave – Still Best to Pay Traffic Fines

A new, “new” system will stop foreigners with highway tickets from leaving the country, under the new Ley de Transito.

Relief Will Come Little By Little To Families Affected by Earthquake

The Costa Rican government will designate a fund of 3 billion colones ($6 million) for assistance with houses that suffered light or moderate damage after the September 5th earthquake with epicenter in Samara.

Suspect of Argentinean Murder in Samara In Prison

A man with the last names Dixon Obregon is behind bars for at least three months while investigations continue of his involvement in various crimes.

Samara Earthquake Produced Physical Changes in Active Volcanoes

Due to increased activity, closure of access to the craters of Rincon de la Vieja and Turrialba volcanoes was recommended by the National Seismology Network (RSN) after a study of the giants after the September 5th earthquake, with epicenter in Samara.

Matapalo de Samara: Robbery Suspect Captured

For a TV and a fan, a young man is now facing the justice system. Garcia Obando, Nicaraguan, was arrested by the police at around 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, October 3rd and taken to Nicoya to the public attorney’s office. 

September Pictures and News

Members of Communities Affected by Earthquake Help Victims

About a month after the September 5th earthquake hit, hundreds of families have still not been able to recover; however some are offering a helping hand. Neighbors, associations, local committees and even strangers have donated their time, money and physical labor so these families can overcome hardships. 

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