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Oktoberfest in La Veta

Each year, on the first Saturday of October, La Veta, Colorado has hosted an Oktoberfest complete with a biergarten and oompah band, huge car show, 5K run, and gift and food vendors galore.  Join the several thousand happy participants each year! Keep Reading

La Veta Oktoberfest

LA VETA — First Saturday in October every year – 2017 is our 31st year German Biergarten, featuring domestic & imported beer & wine Veteran’s tribute Twin Peak Rodder’s Car Show German Band in the morning Dancing in the Street all day long Arts, Crafts, and Food vendors Oktoberfest Royalty Lots of Fun! Any questions… Keep Reading

Anita Cochran performs in La Veta on June 22

by Caitlin Dunn LA VETA — Musician Anita Cochran will be performing at La Veta Mercantile on June 22 at 7 pm. Tickets are $32, or call La Veta Mercantile at 719-742-3387. Cochran grew up in South Lyon, Michigan with a musical family and has been performing since she was five years old. In 1997,… Keep Reading

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

This Week in History, for June 20, 2019 by Nancy Christofferson

Walsenburg 1881: Tom Sharp had a graded cow drop a calf that weighed 134 pounds at only 12 hours old. 1886: Fremont W. McIntire married Annie P. Sharp, daughter of C.B. Sharp, both of Sharpsdale on the upper Huerfano. 1896: Diebold Safe and Lock Company of Canton, Ohio won the contract to provide the cells… Keep Reading

Through New Eyes: History of the Old La Veta Pass

by Erin Lopez LA VETA — Driving west on highway 160 over La Veta Pass, one might never see the sharp turn-off on a dirt road with the mile marker, County Road 443. Known locally as Old La Veta Pass, this winding dirt road leads one up to a vantage point lined with large rocks… Keep Reading

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

My O’Piñon – Simple Solution

There are magazines published that are devoted mainly to and for men, like GQ, Popular Mechanics and Field & Stream, and there are Magazines published for women, mostly about how to control men. My favorite is Fantasy Football for the Intellectually Impaired, but whenever I’m near a magazine rack I always look at the front… Keep Reading

Parking concerns dash Silver Dollar building redevelopment plans

by Mark Craddock LA VETA — A plan to redevelop the Silver Dollar building at the corner of East Ryus and South Main, is dead for at least six months, following a contentious La Veta Town Board public hearing Tuesday, in which the mayor and trustees expressed concerns primarily about the developers’ parking plans. During… Keep Reading

Huajatolla Heritage 5K

by Ruth Stodghill LA VETA — The Huajatolla Heritage Festival 5K was held in La Veta, Colorado on June 8. Below are the results of the inaugural event. • Danny Nelson (Male 1st place), Pueblo, CO – 21:52 • Desiree DallaGuardia (Female 1st place), Walsenburg, CO – 23:24 • Ben Wiley (Male 2nd place) – Walsenburg,… Keep Reading

This Week in History, for June 13, 2019 by Nancy Christofferson

Walsenburg 1867: William Craig has arranged with Brevet Brigadier General R.B. Marcy for the sale of a parcel in the northwest corner of the Las Animas Grant, along the bank of the Huerfano River near Autobees, for a fort. 1882: The State Fish Commissioner bypassed Huerfano County in his distribution of lake trout for stocking… Keep Reading

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