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Monday, December 22, 2014

Santa Claus arrives on a fire engine sleigh to visit the children of La Veta.

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Newspaper forfeits status to print Legal/Public Notices

By David & Renee Rinehart Published: December 18, 2014

After serious consideration, The Signature Newspaper will forfeit the status as a Legal Publication, effective December 25, 2014. Governments are required by law to publish some information in a Legal Publication. However, the volume of Public Notices from the Town of La Veta and other entities is not enough to warrant continuing to offer the service. Although Huerfano County has invited The Signature to bid on their notices, the contract has never been solely awarded to The Signature in 29 years. The price newspapers can charge for printing Public Notices is limited by state statute, and are required to publish …continue reading

Water district poised to add marijuana growers to customer list

By David Rinehart Published: December 18, 2014

With four applications in, each with a $10,000 fee, the Huerfano County Water Conservancy District (HCWCD) has found additional potential customers for their water augmentation certificates next year. The applications have come from potential marijuana grow operators. The district instituted the $10,000 fee to defray attorney and engineering costs the district encounters in determining how to augment that particular depletion.

New Deputy District Attorney hired to serve Huerfano County

By David Rinehart Published: December 18, 2014

The Huerfano County Commissioners welcomed Deputy District Attorney Kevin Stoner at their regular meeting Wednesday. Stoner is a graduate of Michigan State University and most recently had his own law firm in Ft. Collins, CO. The position has been vacant since the end of September and Special Prosecutors have been filling in.

Lease a ranch for a taste of the country life

By David Rinehart Published: December 11, 2014

Are you looking to start a career in ranching, or add to your current acreage? An opportunity is now available on the Huerfano River for taking over an existing ranch operation. The Huerfano County Water Conservancy District (HCWCD) is looking for someone to lease and work the 1,052-acre former Camp Ranch it purchased for a little over $1.7 million in January. The one-year lease begins February 1, 2015 and will be awarded by January 2, 2015. Bids will be accepted through December 31. The successful bidder can move in to the 2,041 square foot ranch house. The original house was …continue reading