Walsenburg

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…

Voters to receive mail ballots for Nov. 7 election next week

By Renee Rinehart –(Published: Oct. 12, 2017)  Ballots will be mailed to registered voters in Huerfano County starting Monday, October 16 for the 2017 Coordinated Election. Voters countywide will be asked to increase funding for the District Attorney’s office, while Walsenburg voters will decide mayor, city council seats and a question to add an excise tax to marijuana. Additionally, voters in the Huerfano Re-1 School District will choose new members of the Board of Education….

Walsenburg limits marijuana to 12 plants in residential property

By David Rinehart –(Published: Oct. 5, 2017) Walsenburg City Council wanted to send a clear message, starting next year citizens are limited to growing 12 marijuana plants at their residences. City Council approved the first reading of Ordinance 1108 at their regular meeting Tuesday night. “The only function of the Ordinance is to make sure the city doesn’t have anything that may be interpreted to allow more than 12 plants on a residential property,” City…

Walsenburg hires administrator to start in late October

By David Rinehart –(Published: Sept. 21, 2017) James Toth of Valparaiso, Indiana has been hired by the City of Walsenburg to be the new City Administrator. According to Interim City Administrator Steve Rabe, Toth should start with the city “around October 23.” Toth has a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Indiana State University and was Town Manager for the town of Dyer, Indiana. He most recently retired after serving many years as an investment…

Walsenburg to select from four City Administrator finalists

By David Rinehart –(Published: Sept. 7, 2017) Walsenburg should have a new administrator next month as they remain on the schedule Interim City Administrator Steve Rabe instituted. Rabe unveiled the names of four finalists, in alphabetical order, who will interview with council on September 16; Louis Fineberg from Trinidad, Colo., Michael Foote from Reading, Pa., James Toth from Valparaiso, Ind., and Fred Ventresco from Limestone, Maine. Rabe supplied council with questions for the interviews as…

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