Archive for July, 2011

Jul 29 2011

Rio Grande Scenic Railroad

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Mickey V sent us this article from the L.A. Times about our La Veta scenic railroad. Great story, so check it out.  http://www.latimes.com/news/custom/topofthetimes/features/la-tr-laveta-20110724,0,3397601.story

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Jul 29 2011

Red McCombs – Cuchara Author

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Cuchara seasonal resident Red McCombs will be hosting his book signing here next week.  McCombs is a well known entrepreneur previously owning car dealerships and professional sports teams.   Join Red for facinating stories of success on August 3, at 6:00 pm in the Cuchara Community Center.  Sponsored by Cuchara Hermosa Club.

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Jul 29 2011

Hoobler Auction Next Week

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You won’t want to miss the annual Hoobler Action here in La Veta next weekend.  Local Jim Hoobler will be hosting the town auction at his place of East Virginia on Saturday, August 6, 2011 starting at 10:00 am.  Get your consignments in this week.

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Jul 29 2011

Dawn Blanken Gone

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La Veta Trustee Dawn Blanken has indeed officially resigned her position.  She had been the subject of recent recall litigation.  Blanken had become  controversial in recent years as two different factions of the public citizenry held opposite views concerning her effectiveness or divisiveness. She continued to be a vocal critic of  the capability and management of current Mayor Don Keairns.

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Jul 17 2011

La Veta Melodrama

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Francisco Fort Days will include again include our local performers presenting a melodrama for your entertainment.  This years, “A Golden Fleecing”  begins a 4 day run starting  July 20, 7:00 pm at the Francisco Center for the Performing Arts theater. Come join us for hissing, booing and lots of laughter too.

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Jul 17 2011

Seddon Celtic Concert

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Patsy Seddon, renowed Scottish harpist, will be performing this Saturday, July 16, 7:00 at the Methodist Church in La Veta.   The tribute performance will focus on the history and culture of Celtic harp.  Donation go to support Celtic Festival School Outreach Programs in La Veta.

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Jul 17 2011

Shell Permit Delayed

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Local citizen group has filed petition with State Gas Commission objecting to lack of timely notice and hearing for Shell drilling permit. The State has postponed issue of the permit for 20 days, but Huerfano Board of County Commissioners go on record stating that they have no intention of objecting to the permit.  Grassroots Citizens for Huerfano County continues to plead for more disclosures before the permit is issued.  CHC is seeking affirmation that subsequent health and safety issues be addressed and water impact damages be prevented.

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Jul 17 2011

Trustee Blanken Resigns

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La Veta officials have confirmed the resignation of Trustee Dawn Blanken from La Veta Town Board.  Blanken had been facing a drawn-out recall petition but gave no official reason for her sudden resignation.  Not yet confirmed is rumor that local Town Clerk may have subseuently resigned as well.

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Jul 14 2011

Cuchara Valley Events

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Upcoming events here in La Veta and the Cuchara Valley include:

Friday- 7/15- Relay for Life Cancer Walk/football field track

Saturday-7/16- Annual Petanque Tourney/Pinon Hill Pottery Shop

July 20 – 24  Francisco Fort Days and Events to be announced

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Jul 14 2011

La Veta Water Meeting

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A Public Meeting was held yesterday in La Veta to discuss recent water rate increases.  This well attended meeting was informative and many new billing suggestions came out.  All Town Trustees were in attendance except for Trustee Dawn Blanken.  Sidewalk discussions indicate that Blanken may have resigned her Town position this week??  We will try to confirm these speculations ASAP.

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