La Veta

Two men stabbed in La Veta on Saturday night

By Cathy Mullens –(Published: August 31, 2017) Sirens broke the silence Saturday evening around 10:30 p.m. as two bloody men were discovered lying on the floor of a house on Virginia St. Marshal Harold Willburn told The Signature Newspaper both men, Marlin Crockett and Mike Williams, suffered life threatening knife wounds. They were transported to Spanish Peaks Regional Health Center by ambulance and Williams was sent Flight for Life to Parkview in Pueblo for further…

Four candidates for three La Veta school board seats in fall election

By Cathy Mullens –(Published: August 31, 2017) Four people have taken out petitions and are certified as candidates for this fall’s school board election in La Veta. Dr. Ed Donovan and Director Eleanor Foley will be running for re-election. Polly Neldner and Larry Morgan will also be vying for a seat. Director Cindy Campbell is term-limited and will be leaving the board. Three seats are open on the school board.

Francisco Fort to receive over $85,000 to rehab exterior

By Cathy Mullens –(Published: August 24, 2017) Although it’s not official, La Veta town trustees received notice this week a $86,520 grant has been awarded from the State Historical Fund for Francisco Fort. Mayor Doug Brgoch announced at Tuesday nights all committee meeting the town got a letter saying the grant for exterior rehabilitation of the fort has been awarded. One caveat of the grant is that the State Historical Fund will have a 20-year…

Candidates needed to run for school boards, city council

By Renee Rinehart –(Published: August 10, 2017) Candidates are needed to fill seats on school boards and city council and nomination petitions are now available for those interested in running for a local office. The election will be held November 7, 2017. La Veta Re-2 Board of Education has three Director seats open to serve a four-year term. Incumbents Ed Donovan and Eleanor Foley have served one term and may decide to run for a…

Town moves forward on Ryus Ave. bridge project

By Cathy Mullens –(Published: August 3, 2017) After a brief executive session Tuesday night the La Veta town board voted to sign an “over commitment” letter to the Colorado Dept. of Transportation so bidding can begin for the Ryus Ave. bridge. Mayor Doug Brgoch said the town is moving forward in its continued effort to get the Ryus Ave. bridge built. While the town does not have sufficient money ear-marked for the project, trustees agreed…

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