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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.

We will continue to concentrate our efforts on gathering the news and reporting it in the weekly printed newspaper edition. Here you will find recent news items and this space will be used for breaking news coverage as well.

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Town ready to blossom for July 4th festivities

By Renee Rinehart –(Published: June 23, 2016)  Main Street La Veta will be adorned in blossoming planters and hanging baskets just as the population blooms for the Independence Day weekend of activities. The La Veta Town Board approved plans by the La Veta/Cuchara Chamber of Commerce for Main Street Beautification projects at their regular meeting Tuesday night Kerrie Meyler and Logan Taggart represented the chamber at the meeting and said, although they are getting a…

Walsenburg Council agrees to move forward with $1 million CDOT project

By David Rinehart –(Published: June 23, 2016) Walking in Walsenburg will be safer next summer after the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) completes improvements to crosswalks, sidewalks and the narrow culvert at the north end of Walsen Ave. next summer. The project is a result of two years effort from the Walsenburg Bike and Pedestrian Advocacy Group, who initially got CDOT involved.  “Our priority for these projects is the safety of pedestrians getting to school…

Walsenburg council approves big rules for tiny homes

By David Rinehart –(Published: May 19, 2016) Walsenburg City Council approved the first reading of Ordinance 1092, which creates building regulations that accommodate the specifications for Tiny Homes at their regular meeting Tuesday. “There are some issues with Tiny Homes not meeting IBC (International Building Code) standards. The Ordinance takes liability off the city,” City Attorney Dan Hyatt said. “We know some Tiny Home manufacturers will meet these standards,” Planning and Zoning Commission Chairman David…

Agreement reached on new road access to Lily Lake Trailhead

By David Rinehart –(Published: June 23, 2016) The county will soon be surveying and constructing a new stretch of County Road 580 that will go around the huge landslide that occurred last July 4. Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) Chairman Ray Garcia announced at their regular meeting Tuesday that Singing River Ranch owner Joseph Luter has agreed, in principal, to the new route. The BOCC authorized the chair to sign the agreement Tuesday. The agreement…

Armed robbery at Star Drug Monday

By David Rinehart –(Published: June 9, 2016) A brazen armed robbery of Star Drug in Walsenburg Monday night by three armed men resulted in the suspects fleeing and police are asking for information to capture the suspects who remain on the loose. The three men entered the drug store around 5:50 p.m. brandishing weapons and trapping nine victims. After assaulting two employees and getting away with a large amount of prescription medication, but no cash,…