La Veta

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…

La Veta marijuana research facility plans building improvements

By Cathy Mullens –(Published: Oct. 5, 2017) Anticipating a large crowd the La Veta town board set the public hearing Nov. 7 at the community center for a redevelopment plan for Sangre AgroTech. The bioscience research facility recently purchased land at 5535 State Highway 12 in La Veta. It is a wholly owned subsidiary of WEED, Inc., of Tucson, Arizona. Dr. Patrick Williams, representing Sangre AgroTech, appeared Tuesday night at the La Veta town board…

La Veta RE-2 election is canceled as Director Eleanor Foley drops out

By Cathy Mullens –(Published: Sept. 14, 2017) In a surprise move Monday night Director Eleanor Foley took herself out of the running for school board and the November election was canceled. The board moved by acclamation to appoint Director Ed Donovan and two new candidates, Polly Neldner and Larry Morgan, to the three open seats. Foley addressed the board saying she withdrew because of the caliber of candidates running. “I had encouraged others to run…

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.

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