HUERFANO— David and Renee Rinehart, the owners of The La Veta Signature newspaper of La Veta have announced they are ceasing publication for two weeks at the end of this year, and are thus forfeiting their status as a legal paper of record. The Rineharts have said they will resume publishing on January 8. According to Jerry Raehal, president of the Colorado Press Association, this is an unusual action for any newspaper to take, and he is confused as to why they would do it. To be considered a legal paper of record, a newspaper must continously publish their newspaper 52 weeks a year. Any legally required notices or publications that might be published in the Signature would no longer have legal validity. With this move, the earliest the Signature will again be eligible to run legals will be in the year 2017.
New Mexico State Police and Raton Fire and Emergency Services were called