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La Veta/Cuchara Chamber of Commerce January meeting

courtesy LaRissa Morris LA VETA —The La Veta Cuchara Chamber held its monthly meeting on Jan. 9, 2020, at the La Veta School Library. The president presented 2020 goals, objectives and actions/duties and a discussion was broken down into chamber board member assigned tasks. It was voted and approved that all documentation will be stored… Keep Reading

Holiday cheer in La Veta

  courtesy LaRissa Morris LA VETA — La Veta Beautification brought a little extra holiday cheer to downtown La Veta this last holiday season. We decorated the downtown streets with beautiful Christmas trees surrounded by red silk poinsettias. Many store fronts also took advantage of the greenery and wreaths available from La Veta Beautification Christmas… Keep Reading

My Opinion, My O'pinion, My O'Pinion, Dave High, opinion

My O’Piñon – Departmentalized

These days when the government seems to be in slow-motion and nothing gets done to help the average American in his-or-her daily battles, I feel compelled to speak out about this incompetence and inefficiency at least in the hope of getting rid of my migraine from thinking about all this wasted energy and money. I’m… Keep Reading

This Week in History, train, This Week in History train

This Week in History, for January 16, 2019 by Nancy Christofferson

Walsenburg 1884: Jefferson B. Farr of Cucharas and Miss Lois Harriman, Denver, were married. 1894: The Farr brothers, whose meat market just moved into new quarters on Main Street, are dissolving their partnership with Mr. Duncan who intends to go to Rouse and open his own place of business. 1899: The New Meat Market of… Keep Reading

Fire in La Veta quickly subdued

  La Veta Fire Protection District firefighters responded about 3:30 p.m. Saturday to a fire in a shed behind 204 E. Francisco Street. Lieutenant Justin Jameson said that, when volunteers arrived, the 10X10 foot shed was about 90 percent involved and fire had spread to an adjacent power pole and nearby trees. The La Veta… Keep Reading

La Veta girls back with non-conference games

  by Dave High LA VETA — La Veta’s Lady Redskins, with a 2-5 record, greeted the combined Kim/Branson team (5-2) this past Thursday in the first game for both teams after the winter break. The KBHS team bolted to 15-0 on long range bombs before the Redskins could get their offense untracked to close the… Keep Reading

Post holiday basketball Redskins -v- Kim Branson, Cheraw

by Dave High LA VETA — The sixth ranked 7-1 Kim/Branson team made a non-conference appearance this past Thursday at the Roger Brunelli Gym in La Veta. The Redskins took the opening tip and made good use of it with a three-point shot that hit the bottom of the net, then made it 5-0 with a… Keep Reading

My Opinion, My O'pinion, My O'Pinion, Dave High, opinion

My O’Piñon – Dollar Menu

I was getting my daily exercise recently by briskly flipping through the TV channels at a business-like, no-nonsense pace. It’s my way of doing morning aerobics to get my heart rate up. I was looking for “Gilligan’s Island” reruns specifically but found myself caught up in a fascinating segment of a “You Can Do It”… Keep Reading

Through the eyes of a Western man – Jerry Henson

by Stephanie Thomsen LA VETA — Born in Clovis, New Mexico, Jerry Henson started his early life with an appreciation for land and the outdoors. Helping his father install irrigation lines and driving the tractor throughout their wheat and soy fields was a common weekend affair. After attending Eastern New Mexico University, Jerry was a part… Keep Reading

This Week in History, train, This Week in History train

This Week in History, for January 9, 2019 by Nancy Christofferson

Walsenburg 1863: Huerfano County Commissioners approved the issuance of a license for Leander Philbrook to run a grocery out of his house in Trinidad. 1893: The 25 by 100 foot building of A.L. Munker in Rouse currently houses his barber shop, billiard hall and meeting hall, and now Herb Capps is moving his lunch counter… Keep Reading

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