We want to wish a big happy birthday to a La Veta woman. Jean Leri turned 101 Sunday.
If you ask her about the secret to a long life, she'll look at you with a smile.
"Well, I don't know," laughed Jean. "I don't know what's keeping me going... more »
The Rio Grande Scenic Railroad will kick off its season on May 27 with the addition of two historic passenger cars from the famed City of New Orleans train that ran from Chicago to New Orleans until the 1970s.
The club cars are the historic Mardi Gras and the... more »
Highway 160 near La Veta is closed in both directions right now due to white out conditions and two jackknifed semi's. State Patrol says the road is closed so crews can clean up the accidents. Once it's open, you'll want to use extreme caution. more »
The La Veta School District is closed because of poor weather.
La Veta has had more than 30 inches of snow since Friday and this morning winds in the area reduced visibility to near zero. Originally the school delayed opening for two hours, but than at 9 a.m. closed... more »
The Colorado State Patrol is investigating alcohol as a possible contributing factor in an accident that killed one man on Friday night.
It happened about four miles west of Walsenburg on Highway 160. According to the accident report a mid 90s model Toyota Camry was traveling west when it... more »
The Colorado Department of Transportation seal pavement on a five-mile section of State Highway 12 between La Veta and Cucharas Pass on Wednesday, May 19, and Thursday, May 20.
Beginning at 7 a.m., and continuing until 4 p.m. each day, drivers should be prepared for 15 minute traffic stops... more »
Eight deer were slaughtered around the town of La Veta on Tuesday. The Division of Wildlife is offering a hefty reward to find those responsible. "Anyone who comes forward with information is eligible for a $1,200 cash reward from the Division of Wildlife's Operation Game Thief fund," said Lance Gatlin,... more »
If you're looking for an out-of-town getaway this weekend, try the Dickens of a Christmas Train. The Rio Grande Scenic Railroad runs the train every day through Wednesday, December 23. Depart from La Veta.
The one-of-kind Christmas train celebrates the spirit of the classic story: A Christmas Carol. Live... more »
One south-central Colorado community is trying to calm the rush of proposals to build wind farms in the area. The La Veta Town Council opposes the planned 7,000-acre Silver Mountain wind farm two miles from town. Two other wind facilities have been proposed in the area. La Veta, about 160... more »