La Veta

Business owner cautioned by mayor to “do homework”

By Renee Rinehart –(Published: April 20, 2017) The La Veta Town Board attempted to move a business forward on Tuesday night by approving a simple request for change of location on a liquor license and a renewal, however the owners placed too many obstacles in their way. A public hearing on the topic was held before the meeting, and when the board took up the topic on the agenda they had a lengthy discussion after…

Trustee Molyneux resigns from Town Board

(Published: April 6, 2017) Trustee Dave Molyneux tendered his resignation Tuesday night to the La Veta Town Board. The board will be accepting letters of interest from citizens. Molyneux cited health reasons for his resignation. He has served since April 2012 on the board.

Local landowners suing railroad to cleanup mess on the mountain

By David Rinehart –(Published: March 9, 2017) Fifteen months after a train derailment left 21 cars scattered down the side of a mountain, landowners around the accident site in Middle Creek, west of La Veta, have filed a lawsuit against Iowa Pacific Railroad for damages. The railroad operates a freight line as well as a seasonal tourist train under the name San Luis & Rio Grande Railroad, Inc. The South Middle Creek Road Association and…

Wind sparks backyard fire in La Veta

By Renee Rinehart–(Published: Feb. 16, 2017) Residents of La Veta were awoken in the early morning Saturday when sparks from a power line ignited flames in the backyard of homes. Norm Patrick told The Signature he was awoken at 4:30 a.m. Saturday by La Veta firefighter Troy Musgrave standing over his bed shouting, “Get out of the house!” Patrick credits Musgrave for saving his life, as well as his wife and their three dogs. “We…

New problems for liquor license at Valley Legends in La Veta

By Cathy Mullens –(Published: Jan. 5, 2017) The liquor license has expired for Valley Legends and the owner has yet to surrender it, Town Clerk Laurie Erwin told the town board on Tuesday night. Brenda McKinley, current holder of the license, told Erwin she knew the license had expired on Dec. 15 and she does not plan to renew it but she failed to complete the necessary paperwork to surrender the license as required by…

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