La Veta RE-2 election is canceled as Director Eleanor Foley drops out

By Cathy Mullens –(Published: Sept. 14, 2017) In a surprise move Monday night Director Eleanor Foley took herself out of the running for school board and the November election was canceled. The board moved by acclamation to appoint Director Ed Donovan and two new candidates, Polly Neldner and Larry Morgan, to the three open seats. Foley addressed the board saying she withdrew because of the caliber of candidates running. “I had encouraged others to run…

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…

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