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The Signature Newspaper is acquired by the World Journal

By Renee and David Rinehart –(Published: Oct. 19, 2017) Publishers of The Signature Newspaper in La Veta, Colo. announce the World Journal in Walsenburg, Colo. has acquired the weekly newspaper. The La Veta based Signature Newspaper will publish its final edition on Thursday, October 26, 2017 after 32 years in business serving La Veta, Cuchara and Huerfano County. The deal closed on October 13 in a private transaction between Renee and David Rinehart owners of…

Extended Care Unit to open in late September at SPRHC

By Renee Rinehart –(Published: August 31, 2017) Spanish Peaks Regional Health Center (SPRHC) announced the opening of a new Extended Care Unit, providing long-term care for the public starting September 25.  The announcement was made at the regular meeting of the Huerfano County Hospital District last week. Eight private rooms have been converted from hospital rooms to create the wing for Extended Care. All rooms have been freshly remodeled with new paint, floors, lighting, and…

Two bears recently killed

By Renee Rinehart –(Published: August 3, 2017) Early Tuesday morning an unsuspecting motorist hit and killed a black bear on Hwy. 12 at the north end of La Veta. Emergency crews responded to the scene at about 7:45 a.m. to find the bear had attempted to cross the road near the Cucharas River. The small SUV suffered damage to the front end. The driver was treated by local EMS but not transported to the hospital,…

SPRHC getting caught up with patient billing

By Renee Rinehart –(Published: June 29, 2017) Finances are “on the road to recovery” at Spanish Peaks Regional Health Center (SPRHC). Members of the Huerfano County Hospital Dist. board heard several “wins” from administrators at their regular meeting last week. Chief Financial Officer Lionel Montoya said accounts receivable (billing for services) are getting caught up and some patients are receiving bills within 60 days of service. Billing has been backlogged for years due to several…

Dwindling congregation forces closure of Saint Benedict Episcopal Church

By Renee Rinehart –(Published: May 18, 2017) Sad news this week from the “tiny church, big heart”, as Saint Benedict Episcopal Church in La Veta announced it will close its doors after services on June 11. With remorse, Eleanor Foley, who serves as lay pastoral leader, said the parish was losing members in recent years and can no longer stay open. The congregation at the Mother’s Day service only numbered 12. “In 2009 when the…

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