LA VETA- Vandals struck again in La Veta last Saturday morning. At approximately 2:30am, the recycling bins on Ryus Ave were attacked. The newspaper bins were all set on fire, and the glass recycle bin was knocked over, with the bottles smashed on the parking lot of the Post Office next door.
The La Veta Fire Department was quickly on scene (the department is less than a block away)and extinguished the fire. As they were working the blaze, they also noticed that plants had been torn out of their planter on the corner of Main and Ryus. Chief David DeTray put them back in place.
The Colorado Bureau of Investigation was called in by the Fire Depatment and confirmed it was arson, as opposed to spontaneous newspaper combustion.
La Veta Marshal Harold Wilburn has been running random evening patrols, but has seen nothing. “This is really starting to bug me,” he said. A sizable reward is offered for information leading to an arrest in the rash of malicious vandalism and threats.