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Cooking Matters for Adults
OUR WORLD – Cooking matters for adults. Join us virtually and let’s cook a meal together! Food to cook the recipe is provided weekly and this course is offered at no cost.
Learn about healthy eating, nutrition, kitchen safety, and shopping on a budget. Virtual class begins on Tuesday, Feb. 15 from 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
To sign up, contact (719) 845-0463 by Feb. 8th.
Colorado Republican gubernatorial candidate Greg Lopez visits Walsenburg
OUR WORLD – Greg Lopez, Republican Candidate for Governor, will be in town on Friday, Jan. 21, 2022 from noon to 2:30 at 521 Main Street. Come out and see for yourself what he has to say and ask questions. The public is welcome! Questions? Call Marcy Freeburg 719-252-5167.
Rep. Boebert’s mobile office hours
OUR WORLD – On Monday, Jan. 24, staff from Rep. Lauren Boebert’s office will be available at the La Veta Community Center at 131 E. Ryus Ave from 3-4 p.m. to allow constituents to request assistance with a federal agency, like veterans having trouble with the VA, travelers having difficulties applying for a passport, taxpayers being harassed by the IRS, and senior citizens having issues with Social Security or Medicare. Additionally, constituents are invited to come to the office hours to express their viewpoints on legislative issues and have their voice heard.
CDPHE Mobile Vaccine Bus Schedule
OUR WORLD – Dates and times are subject to change.
Flu and COVID Vaccine onboard (Pfizer, Moderna, and J&J)
Jan. 22nd – 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. -Primero School – https://weston-122-cdphe-mvu14.youcanbook.me
Jan. 23rd -10 a.m. – 6 p.m.- City Hall Trinidad https://trinidad-123-cdphe-mvu14.youcanbook.me
Jan. 24th – 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. – La Veta School – https://laveta-124-cdphe-mvu14.youcanbook.me
Jan. 24th – Gardner Community Center
More to come.
ROAR For Relay for Life Valentine Baking Palooza
OUR WORLD – A Valentine’s Baking Palooza Fundraiser! Call Kendra today to reserve your delicious homemade yummy by Wednesday, Feb. 9th. Delivery afternoon on Sunday, Feb. 13 or pick up on Monday, Feb. 14 in Walsenburg. Delivery & pick up after 1:30p.m. on Monday, Feb. 14 in Trinidad. Payment can be taken at time of delivery or you can pay beforehand at Corradino Auto Body at 124 N. Maple St. in Trinidad or Farm Bureau at 713 Walsen Ave in Walsenburg.
For more details, contact Kendra Doherty at (719) 680 – 0693 or (719) 946 – 5510
Parks and Trails volunteer opportunities
WALSENBURG – Dustin Stambaugh, Walsenburg City Administrator, and Brad Rice, Walsenburg Parks Manager, have asked La Veta Trails to co-host two clean-up opportunities in Walsenburg this spring. La Veta Trails is thrilled to support these clean-up events.
We will host a Walsenburg Volunteer Sign-up Event in the next 2-3 weeks. Volunteers will be required to fill out a Volunteer Form and sign a liability waiver. If you would like to get onto the list of Walsenburg Volunteers to receive emails from La Veta Trails, or if you would like your place of business to help host a volunteer sign-up event, email Marilyn Russell at russellm99992gmail.com.
E-Sports coming soon to Fox
WALSENBURG – The Fox Theatre recently purchased SIX gaming PC’s to start a program. Are you interested in playing? Complete the form at the following link and they’ll be in touch. Spread the word. Also, you can play eSports in college now!
Please contact Mike at (719) 890-4292 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more.
Walsenburg Fox Weekend movie
WALSENBURG – Our weekend movie is “Spiderman: No Way Home,” rated PG-13. With Spider-Man’s identity now revealed, Peter asks Doctor Strange for help. When a spell goes wrong, dangerous foes from other worlds start to appear, forcing Peter to discover what it truly means to be Spider-Man.
$7.00 for adults
$6.00 for students and teachers
$5.00 for children (age 5 to 12) and seniors
Movie showtimes are Friday at 7:30 p.m., Saturday at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday at 3 p.m.
New hours at SPACe
LA VETA — The Spanish Peaks Arts Council (SPACe) in La Veta has changed the days and hours the SPACe Gallery is open. During January, SPACe is only open on Saturdays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Beginning Feb. 3, the gallery will be open on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Artwork for the annual Members’ Show will be accepted at that time. Memberships start at $30 for individuals. Visit the SPACe website at spanishpeaksarts.org for more information. You can now text messages to SPACe at 719 890-0573 or call 719 742-3074. The Gallery is located in the La Veta Town Park, 132 W. Ryus.
Spanish Peaks Library storytime and expanded hours
WALSENBURG – This Friday, Jan. 21, we will be having a snow storytime. We will have some fun snow activities including making snowmen with pretend snow. The fun will be from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at 415 Walsen Ave. in Walsenburg. If you have questions, you may contact Ms. Sherry at 738-2774 or email@example.com.
Also, I am happy to report that our library has expanded its hours! We are now open M – W from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Th – F from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. We hope to see you soon.
LV Playground Initiative meeting
LA VETA — Join us on Sunday, Jan. 23rd from 2-4p.m. at La Veta Community Center at 131 E. Ryus for a public meeting of the La Veta Playground Initiative, a collaboration by the Town of La Veta, La Veta Trails and La Veta Public Library.
Our vision is to engage the community in building a new safe, multi-generational, inclusive playground to meet the needs of residents and visitors of all ages and abilities. We value the community’s input and invite you to attend this public forum.
We are asking for community input to build a new playground with outdoor fitness stations in the La Veta Town Park for all generations! Please visit the town park and see the current state of equipment and site locations prior to this meeting. The Master Plan can be viewed on the town’s website: https://townoflaveta-co.gov/
For reference, the equipment location proposal can be found on page 23.
Huerfano County Water Conservancy District Board Meeting
HUERFANO – The January board meeting of the Huerfano County Water Conservancy District will be held in person at the Walsenburg Housing Authority activity room, 220 Russell St, on Monday, Jan. 24 at 6 p.m.
The draft agenda for the meeting can be found on the district’s website: www.hcwcd.net
Movie at La Veta Public Library
LA VETA — Join us at La Veta Library on Thursday, Jan. 27th at 2 p.m. for a “movie date”. For our first offering of the new year we will feature “Stillwater” starring Matt Damon. Variety magazine called this dramatic thriller “incredible and absolutely brilliant”. It is the story of an oil rig roughneck from Oklahoma who travels to France to exonerate his daughter who is serving a life sentence in jail for a murder she did not commit. Great performances and a timely topic make for great entertainment. Free refreshments!
The Punk Club: Full STEAM Ahead!
LA VETA — Science. Technology. Engineering. Arts. Math. STEAM! The After-school STEAM Program at LVPL 310 S. Main Street will begin Monday, Jan. 17th.
A collaboration with Two Peaks Fitness and La Veta Public Library to offer weekly youth after school STEAM programming at LVPL 310 S. Main Street. Each week we will have a different STEAM based program. Please join us after school until 5:30 for fun activities and learning!
PreK-3rd grade Mondays 4-5:30 p.m.
4th-7th grade Tuesdays 4-5:30 p.m.
PreK must have an adult or older sibling with them for assistance.
Support the STEAM After School Club by fulfilling our wish list. You can sort this list by priority to see which supplies are most in need. Thank you for supporting the community youth!
Intro to Dungeons & Dragons
WALSENBURG – Have you ever wanted to play as Gandalf in Lord of the Rings, Lady Galadriel, Geralt of Rivia from the Witcher, or Conan the Barbarian? Sign up now to learn how to play the world’s best roleplaying game!
Join Dungeon Master Keith Hershey Jr. and learn how to play Dungeons & Dragons! This class is an introductory D&D class. It covers the basics to help you get started. It teaches you what all the funny-looking dice are for, how to create a character, and gives you a small example of what gameplay is like.
The next workshop will take place on Jan. 21 from 5 p.m. – 9 p.m. at the Small World Gaming Lounge at 725b Main St. in Walsenburg, directly behind CS Stylings.
Registration is $5 per person. Required items: Pencil, and a set of roleplaying dice. Player’s Handbook 5e is strongly recommended.
Space is first come, first serve. You can pay with cash on the day of the event if space is available, or register online to reserve your spot at https://roleplayingterrain.com/shop/ols/products/introduction-to-dd
Call for Players D&D 5E Campaign
WALSENBURG – You currently live a meager mundane life but often dream of becoming an adventurer. The day is waning and dusk is upon you. You are torn from your daydreams, hearing sound of people screaming, buildings burning, and the sounds of people running past you. “The Dragovar Empire is upon us!’
The Dragovar Empire is an empire to the North with which your kingdom of Moldavia is currently at war. They are an empire ruled by a council of chromatic dragons that command thousands of Dragonborn troops. You find yourself running away from the sounds of battle to find some safety and end up at the docks. Many ships are fleeing but there is one getting ready to set sail. A stern-looking tabaxi looks at you and says “Well! Are you coming?”
-Starts Jan. 28, and runs every Friday from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
– Looking for 5-6 committed players until the end of April.
-Sessions are $10 and miniatures, 3D terrain, and custom content are provided.
Exhibition extended at MoF
WALSENBURG – The Exhibition Joseph Slusky & Katie Hawkinson Collaborations and Tangents is extended through Jan. 31, 2021. Also during the month of January the museum and Made in Walsenburg Gift Shop will be open: Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.
Call 719-738-2858 for more info or to make an appointment. For school-tour visits, email your preferred dates and times to: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit: www.museumoffriends.org
Free COVID-19 testing on Sundays
TRINIDAD — Due to high demand, the Huerfano-Las Animas District Health Department has added another day of FREE COVID-19 Community testing in Trinidad. The additional testing day will be on Sundays from 10a.m. – 4p.m. at the Community Center.
Call for artists: Carnegie Library Art Wall
TRINIDAD — The Art Wall at the library has been a bit dormant since the pandemic hit, but with more and more visitors coming to the library, it’s time to remind everyone about this free resource. We have about fifteen linear feet of wall space with a very high ceiling. It’s equipped with a great hanging system. We will provide a custom-designed poster and description cards for the individual pieces. We will also help with promotion via our social media, website and email, and we will notify the local newspapers of your exhibit. There is absolutely no commission or fees of any kind, and sales will be by direct communication between the artist and the buyer. Exhibits are one month long, starting on the first of every month.
If you are interested in showing your work here, contact Tom Potter at 719-846-6841 or email@example.com, or just come on into the library and ask to speak with him.
Virtual events to support Fox West
TRINIDAD — The general public is invited to two virtual events in support of the historic Fox West Theatre of Trinidad, Colorado, to be held via Zoom on Thursday, Jan. 20, 2022. The first event, an information session and community forum, will be hosted by the Fox West Theatre Alliance, a 501c3 nonprofit organization, and will include discussion of recent rehabilitation efforts as supported by History Colorado and the Colorado Department of Local Affairs. This event will be hosted by Jay Gillespie, a noted entertainer from Trinidad, Colorado.
The second event features Wendy Waszut-Barrett, PhD, of Historic Stage Services, one of the preeminent scholars of historic theatre systems and large-scale artworks used as stage scenery during the early 1900s. This lecture is presented as part of Trinidad State College’s Visiting Artists Lecture Series and will feature a survey of Dr. Barrett’s preservation efforts at the Theatre including the clean-up of pigeon waste and other contaminants from each piece of scenery, drop and curtain with funds provided by the Environmental Protection Agency.
These events will be held via Zoom; participants are encouraged to attend using the links below. Additionally, these meetings will be broadcast via the Fox West Theatre’s YouTube and Facebook pages, where they will be recorded and made available to general public.
At 4 p.m., there will be the Information Session and Community Forum. https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89148208818
At 7 p.m., there will be the Trinidad State College Visiting Artists Lecture Series: Wendy Waszut-Barrett https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87341105235
Open positions on local boards
TRINIDAD — The Trinidad City Council is accepting Citizen Interest Forms from citizens within Las Animas County to fill the following vacancies:
Four (4) on the Arts & Culture Advisory Commission;
Five (5) on the Parks & Reaction Advisory Committee;
One (1) on the City Tourism Board; and
One (1) on the Board of Building Code Appeals; and
Two (2) alternates on the Board of Building Code Appeals;
Seven (7) on the Urban Forestry Board;
Three (3) on the Urban Renewal Authority Board; and
One (1) on the Historic Main Street Board.
In order to be considered eligible to serve individuals must be a resident of Las Animas and have resided within the County for not less than one year immediately preceding appointment and must be registered to vote.
Citizen Interest Forms are also being accepted from citizens of the City of Trinidad to fill:
One (1) vacancy on the Planning, Zoning and Variance Commission
Citizen Interest Forms will be accepted at the City Clerk’s Office at City Hall, 135 N. Animas Street or P. O. Box 880, Trinidad, CO 81082, until 12 p.m. on Jan. 21, 2022.
Further information may be obtained by calling the City Clerk’s Office at 846-9843.
Sharpen your feminist thinking with the Philosopher’s Toolkit
TRINIDAD — Susanne van der Meer is a certified Philosophical Practitioner, MA Continental Philosophy. Philosophical ideas and methods help us to deepen our meaning-making in everyday life. She has been co-hosting a monthly Philosophy Cafe at the Carnegie Public Library in Trinidad for a while now, and beginning on Jan. 27, she will begin hosting a series of four workshops on philosophy and feminism on the Trinidad State Campus in room Berg 401 every other Thursday from 5-6:30 p.m.
This series will cover topics ranging from oppressive thinking hats, autonomy and paternalism to feminist ethics and cultural diversity.
There is no cost for this series, but registration is required. Please call Donna Haddow at 719-846-5724 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Tetris League at Grandma’s House
TRINIDAD — The grand tradition of TETRIS LEAGUE has come to Trinidad. The first one was amazing, let’s keep it going!
Here’s the breakdown…
Rounds are head-to-head, an eye for an eye, manno-e-manno. Each round lasts 3 minutes (or until a player tops out, which is an automatic loss). Player with the most lines after 3 minutes wins the round. One extra minute overtime if number of lines is tied after 3 minutes.
The version of Tetris we use is the SNES “Tetris & Dr. Mario” release. It has an excellent versus mode. Note that clearing 2-4 lines will add “garbage” to the bottom of your opponent’s screen.
This double elimination bracket style tournament will be Tuesday, Feb. 1. Sign up starts at 6 p.m., blocks fall at 7pm. $5 to enter. First place gets 80% of the pot, second place gets 20%. All ages may enter the tournament, and heckling is highly encouraged!
Wanna practice on the system we use before the big show? Cool! The consoles live at Grandma’s House. You can go anytime. Grab a beer and ask your friendly bartender to hook up the SNES.
Lake activity closed through Jan 31
COLFAX — Sugarite Canyon State Park has suspended lake activities because of thin ice. Both Lake Maloya and Lake Alice are temporarily closed through Jan 31 because of the unsafe conditions. The Lake Alice Campground remains open on a first-come, first-serve basis. For additional information, call 575-445-5607. Stage II Fire Restrictions are also in place. Building, maintaining, attending or using a fire, campfire, charcoal, coal, or wood stove is prohibited. The use of devices fueled solely by liquid petroleum or LPG fuels that can be turned on and off is allowed. Such devices can only be used in an area that is barren or cleared of all overhead and surrounding flammable materials within three (3) feet of the device. Smoking is prohibited, except within an enclosed vehicle or building.