La Veta

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…

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,…

New marijuana bioscience center plans to open facility in La Veta

By Cathy Mullens –(Published: July 27, 2017) A $1 million land deal will bring a research facility to La Veta for cannabis-derived compounds for the treatment of human disease. Sangre AgroTech plans to open the Sangre Bioscience Center in La Veta after purchasing four acres on Hwy 12 for $1 million, it recently announced. The company was recently acquired by WEED, Inc. of Tucson, Ariz. The site, which was owned by A.R. Miller and housed…

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