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The Signature Newspaper is your source for Huerfano County, Colorado, news and events.

Based in La Veta, Colorado, The Signature is owned by Rinehart Publishing, Inc. and operated by David and Renee Rinehart. The paper is published on Thursdays.

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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…

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.

Walsenburg Mayor Eccher faces opposition in run for third term

By Renee Rinehart –(Published: August 31, 2017) Candidates for Walsenburg City Council returned their petitions to the City Clerk this week, and there will be a race for mayor. Incumbent Mayor Jim Eccher, who has served four years over two terms will run for a third and final term this November. Eccher is challenged by Craig Lessar, who serves on Council representing Ward 2, and is now term-limited from his council seat. Council seats in…

Commissioners asking for tax increase for District Attorney

By David Rinehart –(Published: August 31, 2017) Huerfano voters will determine this November whether the sales tax will be raised by one half of one percent for purchases in the county to raise revenue to increase the Third Judicial District Attorney’s (DA) budget. The Huerfano Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) approved a resolution at their regular meeting Tuesday to put a tax increase question on the ballot. The ballot question asks for taxes to be…