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Wednesday, April 23, 2014



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Ludlow Massacre Remembrance


The Huerfano Board of County Commissioners presented a proclamation to members of the Huerfano County Historical Society Wednesday. The week of April 20 has been proclaimed, “A week of remembrance for those who died at the Ludlow massacre, April 20, 1914.”

Not-so-new Mayor Brgoch looks at La Veta’s future

By Cathy Mullens, Published: April 10, 2014.

Mayor Doug Brgoch is a La Veta boy, born and raised, but he knows that doesn’t mean he has all the answers for the town. He says the future belongs to the 40 something’s who live here. Brgoch only wants to serve two or four years as mayor, but hopes to get some younger people involved in town government before he leaves office. “We need people with integrity, who have a moral compass and a willingness to learn,” he said. There are currently three vacancies on the town board and Brgoch says he’d like to see them filled right away. …continue reading

La Veta town board calls for citizens to fill empty trustee positions

Published: April 10, 2014

Last Wednesday La Veta’s new town board decided to ask for letters of interest from citizens in an attempt to fill the board, which has been running short-handed for years. New Mayor Doug Brgoch swore in trustees Dale Davis and Shane Clouse, the only two candidates on the April 2 ballot. The board has three vacant positions and members chose to request letters of intent from town residents to fill those slots. The town can also schedule a special election. Published:  April 10, 2014

Mayor Doug Brgoch back in the saddle again

By Renee Rinehart, Published: April 3, 2014


Doug Brgoch was elected mayor of La Veta on Tuesday, taking 84 percent of the votes against opponent Logan Taggart. Brgoch returns to the mayor seat after an eight-year hiatus from the post he held the prior 18 years—from 1988 to 2006. Taggart served on the town board as Trustee for six months, joining the board in October of 2013 to fill a vacancy until this election. “Thank you to the voters who turned out and all those who supported me,” Doug Brgoch told The Signature Wednesday morning. Brgoch said he is looking forward to working hard to get a …continue reading

County determining rules for marijuana cultivation

By David Rinehart, Published: April 3, 2014

The Huerfano Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) may approve commercial growing of marijuana in the county, once the regulations governing the operations are created by the Planning Commission. Until then, the BOCC passed Resolution 14-07 at their regular meeting Wednesday that prohibits commercial cultivation until the rules are written and approved. The board also approved Resolution 14-06 Wednesday, which prohibits, “the operation of marijuana product manufacturing facilities, marijuana testing facilities and retail marijuana stores,” within unincorporated areas of the county. By David Rinehart, Published:  April 3, 2014