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CDPHE Mobile Vaccine Bus Schedule:

OUR WORLD  —  The CDPHE mobile vaccine bus is scheduled to be in Huerfano and Las Animas counties on the following dates:
Walsenburg, Safeway: Nov. 19 & 23, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
La Veta, school: Nov 22, 9 a.m. to noon.
Gardner, community center: Nov. 22 1 to 6 p.m.
Aguilar, school: Nov. 19, 10 am to 6 p.m.
Primero: Nov. 20, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Trinidad, city building: Nov. 26, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Trinidad, high school parking lot: Nov. 27, 10 to 6 p.m.

CPW seeks public feedback on big game hunting license distribution

OUR WORLD  —  Colorado Parks and Wildlife is considering changes to policies and regulations that could potentially impact how big game hunting licenses are distributed in the state. CPW is currently seeking public input from resident and nonresident big game hunters and stakeholders through an online comment form, followed by a survey and public meetings next year. The feedback will help the Parks and Wildlife Commission and the agency determine if the current policies need to be revised.
Public interested in big game hunting can provide feedback now via an online 10-question Big Game Hunting License Distribution Public Comment Form at the following web address.
https://cdnr.sjc1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_becxx8XP8pgrf1k
Your feedback will help identify the highest priority topics for review by CPW over the next year. Feedback must be submitted by Nov. 22, 2021.

Santa reads in Walsenburg and Trinidad to Fight Cancer!

OUR WORLD  —  The good folks over at ROAR for Relay for Life have gotten in touch with Santa this year and have convinced him to come on out to Southern Colorado twice this December to read to and take photos with kids as part of a fundraiser to help fight cancer.
Santa will read Twas the Night Before Christmas and kids can get cookies and hot chocolate, a goodie bag, and a photo with Santa for only $10.
Santa will be in Walsenburg at Colorado Farm Bureau Insurance on Saturday, Dec. 4th from 3-5 p.m.
He will then visit Trinidad on Sunday, Dec. 18th at Corradino Auto Body at 124 N. Maple St. from 3-5 p.m.
If you have any questions, please contact Kendra Doherty at (719) 680-0693 or (719) 946-5510

HUERFANO

This week at the Fox in Walsenburg

WALSENBURG –This weekend’s movie is Ron’s Gone Wrong, Rated PG, with a run time of 1 hour 47 minutes
Barney is a socially awkward schoolboy who receives a robot named Ron — a walking, talking, digitally connected device that’s supposed to be his best friend. Barney is excited to finally have his own robot — until his new toy starts to hilariously malfunction, drawing the attention of a shady executive who wants to protect his company’s stock price at all costs.
Movie showtimes are  Friday at 7:30 p.m., Saturday at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday at 3 p.m.
Movie ticket prices are $7 for adults, $6 for students and teachers, $5 for children (ages 5 to 12).

Spanish Peaks Library Storytime

WALSENBURG — Story time is every Friday morning from 10:30 – 11:30 am.  It is open to children ages 0 -12.  The library is located at 415 Walsen Ave. in Walsenburg.  For more information contact Ms. Sherry at  (719) 738-2774 or sherry@spld.org.
Nov. 19 we will do a Thanksgiving story time.
Nov. 26 we will be closed for Thanksgiving.
Dec. 3 we will talk about construction trucks

Creativity and Alzheimer’s Disease Presentation at La Veta Library

LA VETA — November is Alzheimer’s Awareness Month, a time to heighten awareness about Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias and show support for the more than 6.2 million Americans living with this devastating diagnosis. Even more staggering is the number of caregivers, loved ones and friends that are also affected. And we all have nagging questions wondering is misplacing our keys is the beginning of that slippery slope!
Sandy Dolak, RN is partnering with Mt. Rose Health Center Palliative Care and Hospice, the Walsenburg Library and the La Veta Library to present a most informative program about the understanding of the disease as well as most effective methods of interacting with those affected. She will be using materials presented by nationally recognized educator Amy Mathews. Amy has worked exclusively in the field of Alzheimer’s and related dementia disorders for the past 30 years. Sandy will also share her insight of many years of interest and a brief sharing of the role of creativity in working with this special
population.
The program will be 2 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 18th upstairs at the La Veta Library and then repeated at 2 p.m., Monday, Nov. 22nd at the Walsenburg Library. Please join us for this learning experience.

Rio Cucharas Phase 3 HOA Meeting

LA VETA — A meeting of the Rio Cucharas Phase 3 HOA will be held No. 20, 2021 at 1p.m. in the La Veta Library.  Contact Lee Cesario at rc3hoa@aol.com for further information.

United Church of Walsenburg holding Services

WALSENBURG -Come join us!  The United Church of Walsenburg is holding services at 108 Kansas Ave at 1p.m. on Sundays downstairs.  The only unlocked door will be the side entrance with the ramp on Kansas. Looking forward to seeing you there!

SCCY Thanksgiving Dinner

WALSENBURG –The Sangre De Cristo Center for Youth will be giving away Thanksgiving dinners, all boxed up, from 4 – 6p.m. on Nov. 25. Just drive in behind Delaney Hall and pick up your free meal there.  This is a Thank You from SCCY to the community for all the support they’re had over the past year.

32nd Annual Parade of Lights

WALSENBURG – Come on out on Friday, November 26th at 6:30 p.m. for the 32nd Annual  Parade of Lights! The theme this year is Christmas Past and Present.
Line up for entries on East Spruce Street at 6p.m.
Parade entry forms are at Legends Flooring & Interior at 726 Main St. in Walsenburg. If you have any questions, call 719-738-2033.

Celebrate the Season with the Eagles

WALSENBURG – The Walsenburg Eagles Ladies Auxiliary 1187 invites the community to join us for the annual Parade of Lights at the Eagles Hall, 614 Main St in Walsenburg, on Friday, Nov. 26 2021.  The Eagles Hall will be open before and after the Parade of Lights. We will be serving food and drinks. Tables may be rented for $15 each, call Margaret Maldonado at 738-2861 or Sharon Moore at 738-3116 for reservations. A grab bag table will also be available.

Huerfano County 4-H Fair Board Election

HUERFANO — On November 30th at 6p.m., the Huerfano County 4-H Fair Board will have its annual election of board members at the regular meeting at the county fairgrounds in La Veta. If you have any interest in working with the 4-H and FFA youth in the county, please join us!

SCCY Tamale sale

HUERFANO — It’s another SCCY tamale sale! One dozen red, with pork are just $20. One dozen green with cheese are just $20 (these are vegetarian and gluten-free.) One pint of Myra’s chile is only $8.  Order by phone at 719-738-1573, or on our Facebook page- Sangre De Cristo Center for Youth.  Orders due by Dec. 1. Pickup on Dec. 3, from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. at 513 Main St. in Walsenburg.

Grinch Day at LVPL
LA VETA — Saturday, Dec. 4th is Grinch Day!  Celebrate it this year with a collaboration between the La Veta Public Library and Two Peaks Fitness. Join us anytime between 10a.m. and 2p.m. at the La Veta Community Center for Grinch-themed activities, Grinch bingo, and a special appearance from Santa Claus for photos at 10a.m.! Some crafts and activities may require guardian assistance.

Santa Claus is coming to La Veta!
LA VETA — On Dec. 4th, from 10a.m. – 12p.m. and from 1-3p.m., Santa Claus will be touring around downtown La Veta. He will be at the the community center from 10-11a.m., then will cruise his sleigh downtown on Main Street.

Holiday Culinary Celebration
LA VETA — On Saturday, Dec. 4th, from 5-7:30p.m., there will be a Holiday Culinary Celebration taking place across La Veta! Stroll among 8 galleries and shops in La Veta, enjoying delicious eats accompanied by live seasonal music while providing support for local arts programs!
The La Veta Creative District is taking over managing the annual Holiday Arts Fundraiser. There are several new shops included this year: H’s Place, Marta Moore at the Salon, Crafted in Colorado, and Silver Shoe with a “pop up” shop called Tradition Makers Market joining Shalawalla Batik Studio, SPACe Gallery, La Veta School of the Arts, and Artisans on Main. Each location will have food and liquid refreshments. If you can’t make it, please consider donating to the fundraiser. Money raised goes toward several arts programs in La Veta. It also pays for the signs on Hwy 160 for “Fine Art Galleries”.
Each venue will hold a drawing for a prize of the gallery’s choosing.  Tickets are $25 per person and are now available at H’s Place on Main Street, Artisans on Main, SPACe Gallery on Ryus.  Tickets can also be purchased on line through the SPACe Gallery web site.  There are a limited number of tickets available so please plan to purchase your tickets early.

The Rifters to be at La Veta Mercantile
LA VETA — The Rifters formed in 2002 in the fertile and creative music scene of Taos, New Mexico from members of two popular bands already active in the area. Jim Bradley and Don Richmond of Hired Hands, and Rod Taylor of the Rounders, who had all known one another for years playing in the acoustic dance-oriented Americana music scene of northern New Mexico, decided to join forces to form The Rifters. Putting out more music than it seems should be right for three guys on stage, the Rifters employ a wide range of acoustic and electric instruments, combined with soaring three-part harmonies, to provide a mesmerizing variety of music from driving blue-grama-grass to ethereal desert beauty. The years of playing to the dance crowds in their northern New Mexico homeland has given their music a toe-tapping rhythm that is engaging and undeniable. With a pedigree of bands like Hired Hands, the Rounders, and South by Southwest among them, the Rifters are truly a musical voice of their region of high desert vistas and mountain majesty.
Come on out and see them on Dec. 4th at 7:30p.m. at La Veta Mercantile. Tickets are $18 or $20 day of show. Get them at https://www.simpletix.com/e/the-rifters-tickets-71304

Huerfano Memorial Auxiliary needs volunteers

WALSENBURG -The Huerfano Memorial Auxiliary meets at the Hospital Auxiliary on the second Wednesday of every month at 2 p.m. In addition, they run the hospital gift shop, from which all proceeds go to benefit the hospital. The gift  shop is open 5 days a week from 10a.m.-3p.m., but right now it is held down only by four or five women. They need some volunteers to take on some shifts and benefit the hospital community.
If interested, come to the next meeting on Dec. 8th  or call the hospital gift shop at 738 -5100 ext. 317.

LAS ANIMAS  

Fishers Peak Plan and Trinidad Traffic Study Open House and Discussion

TRINIDAD  — On Thursday, November 18th from 5-7p.m., there will be two simultaneous meetings at the Trinidad Community Center of members of the project teams for both the Fishers Peak State Park Master Plan and the City of Trinidad Traffic Study. For the public’s convenience, the two meetings will be held in adjacent rooms at the Community Center, and participants will have an opportunity to visit both meetings during the duration of the time. Light refreshments will be provided. Masks will be required to attend.
Learn about the Trinidad Traffic Study seeking to identify improvements that can be a catalyst for improved traffic flow, including a long-term investment
plan for highway and road safety, bicycle /multi-use trail, and transit. The study, in cooperation with the Colorado Department of Transportation, will support the future conceptual design, funding, scheduling, and overall recommendations.
The Fishers Peak State Park Master Plan team is excited to present the data collected and draft concepts for the Park. The Master Plan project
information will:
• Describe draft recreation and conservation concepts for the Park
• Answer questions from the public related to draft concepts
• Gather public feedback as it relates to draft concepts
• Provide information on next steps and finalization of Master Plan

Thanksgiving Food Drive

TRINIDAD  — The First National Bank in Trinidad is hosting a Thanksgiving Food Drive. Share your Thanksgiving with others!
This year, we are requesting cash donations to be used to give gift cards to those in need. Please make checks payable to the First National Bank in Trinidad and bring your donations to any FNB branch by Friday, November 19th. Thank you, and happy Thanksgiving from First National!

Book signing for Melva Nolan at Trinidad Library
TRINIDAD  — Please come in to the library’s main room on Friday afternoon, November 19th, from 4 – 6p.m. to meet local author and blogger Melva Nolan. Melva has just published a book titled, Pieces from the Past: Letters from Camp Trinidad Prisoners of War. Her fascinating book touches on quilting, cooking and prisoners of war. German POWs from Camp Trinidad were eventually allowed to work on various projects outside the camp. Their favorite was the Schleich family sugar beet farm near Model, where they were well fed by Melva’s grandmother, Katherine Schleich, and, in return, worked hard for Katherine’s husband, Phillip. When they were repatriated to war-devastated Germany, they wrote letters of thanks and reminiscence to the Schleich’s.
Melva inherited a collection of quilt patterns from Grandma Schleich, and on her blog, MelvaLovesScraps, began a series of posts matching quilt patterns with these poignant letters. Over 6000 people viewed those posts, received quilt patterns, and read Melva’s fascinating Schleich family lore. It was so popular, Melva decided to write the book. After a formal announcement and presentation to the Trinidad Historical Society last week, she will now be at the Trinidad Carnegie Public Library at 202 N Animas to sell and sign books, and answer questions. We invite you to come to the library to meet Melva and see her new book!

“better angels: the firefighters of 9/11” show in Trinidad

TRINIDAD  — It’s not too late to see the  “better angels: the firefighters of 9/11” display in Trinidad.
Coinciding with the 20th anniversary of 9/11, the show is on display at the Corazón de Trinidad Creative District commons at 210 W. Main until November 20th.
The show consists of 343 individual oil paintings of the New York City firefighters who died on 9/11. Each firefighter’s portrait is painted intimately onto a small burned block of wood. Assembled, this large multi-part work is 4’ high by 21’ long.
The artist and creator, Dawn Siebel, lived in Manhattan for 22 years before moving to Colorado. Siebel was living in Boulder on September 11th, 2001, and twelve days later when The New York Times printed a two-page spread with all 343 firefighter photographs, the better angels project was born. Siebel spent more than 3000 hours over the next six years to create the paintings, beginning with cutting and then burning the blocks of baltic birch on which the portraits are painted.
The show is open Wednesdays through Sundays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Closed Mondays and Tuesdays.
For more information, go to corazondetrinidad.org or go to betterangels911.com, or contact the district directly at creative.trinidad@gmail.com.

Holiday Bazaar/Craft Show

TRINIDAD  — On November 20th from 10a.m. – 3p.m., there will be a holiday bazaar/craft show held at the Faith Christian Fellowship at 2608 Santa Fe Tr.
Admission is free! Call Crystal at (719) 845 – 7077 for booth rental.

Mandala Rock Dotting Class

TRINIDAD  — Christmas is just around the corner and what’s better than making and giving a gift! Aguilar Public Library will be having a Mandala Rock Dotting class for adults on Sat, Nov 20th @ 10:30 – 11:30a.m. All supplies will be provided! Come and learn this beautiful art! Keep your eyes open to an Open House in Dec.! Questions? Call 719-941-0196

Veterans’ Thanksgiving Dinner

TRINIDAD  — On Saturday, November 20th, Mt. Carmel Wellness & Community Center will be hosting a Thanksgiving Dinner for Veterans from 3 – 6p.m. To RSVP, call (719) 845-4877

Santa’s Gift Tree

TRINIDAD  — This year, give a local senior citizen a holiday memory they’ll treasure. The First National bank in Trinidad is sponsoring this event, in which you can head to the Main Bank, Motor Bank, or Wal-Mart Branch of the First National Bank of Trinidad and choose a letter to fulfill the request of a local senior citizen. Letters are available starting November 22nd and gifts are due back by Wednesday, Dec. 15th.

Hometown Holidays presents the 22nd Annual Tree Lighting

TRINIDAD  — Tree Lighting is Friday, November 26th at 5:15p.m. next to City Hall. Mayor Phil Rico will flip the switch. Entertainment will be provided by Holy Trinity Academy and The Mt. Carmel Youth Orchestra. Hot cocoa and cider will be provided by the Rotary.

Hometown Holidays presents the 22nd Annual Parade of Lights

TRINIDAD  — Parade of Lights is on Saturday November 27th,  beginning at 6p.m., on Main Street.
The TRINIDAD – LAS ANIMAS COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE is asking all downtown shops, cafes, and vendors to remain open until  9p.m.  on November 27th, 2021 for shop local opportunities!
The route will begin at Linden and end at the corner of Modica and Animas.  Information to enter a float is  on www.HometownHolidaysTrinidad.com The afterparty with Santa and award ceremony will be at MainStreet Theater, 131 W. Main *around* 7p.m.
Judges are Craig Hixson, Kim Schultz, Phil Rico, Rodney Wood, Carol Bolton. Sponsors include Craig Hixon, Kim Schultz, Phil Long Toyota, Duran Oil, Bar N I, and the Trinidad Community Foundation.
Like us on FB- Hometown Holidays Trinidad!

Artists Social

TRINIDAD  — On Thursday, Dec. 2nd from 5-7p.m., there will be an “Artists Social” at the Trinidad Higher CBD and Oxygen Bar at 500 W. Main. Come  socialize and/or purchase some local artist-made works.

Main Street LIVE presents the 12 Days of Christmas

TRINIDAD  — This Dec., Main Street LIVE proudly presents The 12 Days of Christmas, a Holiday Comedy by Renee Calarco.
Christmas is just around the corner and Shirley the Partridge is nervous because it’s her first time carrying out the ancient family tradition of gathering the French hens, the Calling Birds, oh everyone!
There are bumps in the road but Shirley perseveres in her tasks with the help of a super-cool steampunk swan.
This holiday comedy is appropriate for all ages and will be playing at Main Street LIVE on Dec. 3rd – 5th and Dec. 10th – 12th.  Showtimes are at 7p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays and 2p.m. on Sundays. Box office opens one hour prior to curtain. Tickets are $15 for adults, $5 for youth 17 and under.

Fort Wootton Veterans Pearl Harbor Gun Show

TRINIDAD  — On Saturday and Sunday Dec. 4-5, there will be a gun show held at Fort Wootton Veterans’ Memorial Square at 204 S. Chestnut St., in Trinidad, with all the trappings of a gun show – guns, knives, crafts, militaria.
There will be daily drawings with tickets available at the door all day. Drawings will be held at 2 & 5 p.m.
The show will run from 8 to 5 each day, and admission tickets cost $10 for the general public, $8 for veterans, and students 14 and under get in for free.
Vendors can rent six-foot long tables for $35 – call Jess or Bill at 719-680-1836 or 719-338-4821
All funds support the operation and maintenance of Fort Wootton Veterans’ Memorial Square.

Packages for the Overseas Troops

TRINIDAD  — The TLAC Veterans Memorial Committee will be sending boxes to our local troops for Christmas.  If you have a local service member serving overseas, please contact Linda Barron at (719) 846-8223  to see about getting their mailing address. We need the information soon to mail the packages early to enable their delivery by Christmas!.

COLFAX

William Lee Martin at the Shuler  

RATON  —  On Thursday, November 18th at 11a.m., William Lee Martin will be performing at the Shuler Theatre in Raton!
You’ve seen William Lee Martin’s comedy specials on Amazon Prime and AppleTV, heard him on Sirius/XM, laughed with him on Carnival Cruise Lines, plus followed him on TikTok, YouTube, and on Facebook LIVE during his “4 pm Daily Talk Y’all”. Now come see him LIVE!
This father of five, Native Texan is a self-proclaimed All American Mutt – a mixed breed who doesn’t fit neatly into any single box physically, politically, or philosophically. With fresh material and hilarious new stories, he’s not afraid to step on toes but still connects with folks who share his everyday problems in always changing America. His friends still call him by his nickname “Cowboy Bill”, but nevertheless, this comedian will have you laughing till your sides split and you’re wiping away tears.
Tickets are available at different price points at https://buy.ticketstothecity.com/purchase.php?date_id=41180&fbclid=IwAR3sv_BtTC_iMb5ifPX6rkBManm7O4IyodlkGLmWSV3jUjG4rk4aZ9N0iMY

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