by Reed White
LA VETA — On February 19, La Veta's Town Board came to order, once again to revisit the "big tree" issue that has been under discussion for nearly a year. Mayor Jerry Fitzgerald initiated the discussion by issuing a brief statement about liability. In the opinion of the town's attorney, the town could not be held liable if of one of the century-old cottonwood trees on Poplar Street caused harm or damage. This is the case, in part, because the town has done due diligence by verifying that the trees are healthy.