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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.

Thanks to our readers and advertisers for keeping The Signature strong!

The Signature Newspaper is acquired by the World Journal

Last edition to be published Thursday, October 26

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…

Cucharas Sanitation & Water Dist. board fills two board seats

By Renee Rinehart –(Published: Oct. 19, 2017) It was more like a visit to a water park than a meeting of a water district, as the president of the board of Cucharas Sanitation & Water Dist. took customers on another wild ride last Friday morning. With two of the five board members resigning in the last month, Board President Gerald Van Nort opened the meeting with three directors and asked them to approve the agenda….

Ten arrested in massive illegal marijuana bust

By Renee Rinehart –(Published: Oct. 19, 2017) Huerfano County Sheriff’s Office arrested 10 people after search warrants were executed on five properties on CR 510 last Thursday and Friday. According to Sheriff Bruce Newman 700 marijuana plants weighing five tons were seized from the properties. It has an estimated street value of $2 million. In addition, they discovered 200 pounds of processed marijuana. Felony marijuana cultivation charges will be filed on the 10, who are…

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….

Preliminary budget has county tapping over $700,000 in reserves

By David Rinehart –(Published: Oct. 12, 2017) The county will have to tap reserves by over $700,000 next year if the final budget, to be approved in December, looks anything like the preliminary budget County Administrator John Galusha turned in Tuesday. Galusha said the revenue will take a hit because overall county valuations are down. “We’re going to have a three percent increase in insurance costs,” Galusha said of known increased expenditures. “It’s ugly,” Commissioner…