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Virtual Small Business Accelerator Program

OUR WORLD – This 12-week series is designed to aid Small Business Owners in starting, diversifying, or improving their business. Utilizing critically acclaimed and SBDC endorsed curriculum “6-Week Start-Up” by Rhonda Abrams, alongside Harvard Business School-style Roundtable discussions, the Small Business Accelerator Program is an intensive curriculum meant to prepare small business owners to overcome any challenges they may encounter, from developing your basic business concept to opening day. Every Thursday,
Feb. 10 – April 28 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Registration fees: $50 due at time of registration
Full scholarships available to women, veterans, minorities, and disabled individuals. Register online at www.coloradosbdc.org

Legal service available for seniors from SCCOG Area Agency on Aging

TRINIDAD/WALSENBURG— By virtue of a grant from the South Central Council of Governments’ Area Agency on Aging, Colorado Legal Services is able to provide legal assistance to older residents of Huerfano and Las Animas counties (age 60 and over) on a limited basis in civil legal matters including public benefits,  long term care eligibility, Medicaid, senior abuse and neglect, defense of guardianships, protective proceedings, tenant’s rights, simple wills, medical and financial powers of attorney, consumer rights, collections defense, Medicare issues and family law.
Priority will be given to those with the greatest social and economic need.
To obtain assistance, please call the Pueblo office of Colorado Legal Services at (719) 545-6708 Ext. 331.   The address of the Pueblo office of Colorado Legal Services is 1000 West 6th Street, Suite I, Pueblo, CO 81003.

Loving Yourself in Times of Grief

OUR WORLD – The Grief Support Group sponsored by Mt. Rose Health Center Palliative Care and Hospice for February will be the usual 2nd Wednesday of the month, Feb. 9th from 2-3:30. In keeping with a Valentine theme, our topic for the month will be “Loving Yourself in Times of Grief” led by Val Stepien, MSW. The group is free, and all are welcome.  Until Covid cases decrease, we will not be meeting in person. The zoom link is https:/zoom.us/j/95686445697.  Feel free to email me, Val Stepien, at vonstep@ecentral.com if you have any questions or would like more information about the group.

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.

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. 9. Delivery afternoon on Sunday, Feb. 13 or pick up on Monday, Feb. 14 in Walsenburg. Delivery & pick up after 1:30 p.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

ROAR For Relay for Life Quilt Fundraiser

OUR WORLD –  A beautiful handmade quilt that could be yours! Enter into the fundraiser raffle for ROAR for Relay for Life! $3 for 1 chance ticket and $5 for 2 chances. Get your tickets by Saturday, Feb. 26. Drawing will be held Monday, Feb. 28.
To purchase your tickets, please call Carrie at 719-890-0015 or Kendra at 719-680-0693.

Philosophy Café

OUR WORLD –  In February, Philosophy Café meets remotely on Monday evening, Feb. 14, at 5:00.
This month’s topic was suggested by Philosophy Café regular, Sararose: The Philosophy of Change. She offers the following link, and writes:
https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/my-philosophy-change-why-happens-how-embrace-ivan-teong
“Taking for granted the constancy of change, here is an article titled, My Philosophy of Change.  The author states: ‘My philosophy of change refers to the fundamental concept of one’s internal and external environments, and how they collide to create change.’  His ideas are timely, and I think this will be a good article to read to support our conversation.”
Café founder, Susanne, thought it would be a good chance to throw in some existentialist thought. She is reading Paul Tillich’s, The Courage to Be. According to Tillich, one major source of existential anxiety is change, especially that big, big change we will all go through—death. Tillich believed the antidote to such anxiety is courage, in this case, the courage to allow life to change us.
We hope you can join us for this remote event via Zoom Meeting. You must register to join, and you can start that process by clicking the Register button, below.

HUERFANO

Spanish Peaks Chamber of Commerce meeting

HUERFANO – On Thursday, Feb. 3rd at 6pm  The Spanish Peaks Chamber of Commerce will meet  in the La Veta Fire Protection District Main Conference Room 100 Birch Street La Veta or online via Zoom. More details at https://spanishpeakschamber.com/events/

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 two to three 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 at the 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 mike@foxtheatrewalsenburg.org to learn more.
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc9zj-FJQ2oWzDo7XhjnRtxdFhVabB40-6Sj1QKxA3nnAPcjw/viewform

Walsenburg Fox Weekend movie

WALSENBURG –  Scream, Rated R
“Twenty-five years after the original series of murders in Woodsboro, a new Ghostface emerges, and Sidney Prescott must return to uncover the truth.”
$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.

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 Friday, 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.

Meet the Candidate- Karl Sporleder, County Commissioner, District 3

WALSENBURG –  Karl will host a “Meet the Candidate Karl Sporleder for County Commissioner” event on Saturday, Feb. 5 at 4 p.m. at Rollin’ Smoke Garage, 115 E. 5th St, Walsenburg.  Karl will discuss his platform and answer guests’ questions.  Come share your visions and comments for the future of Huerfano County.
We will also have an added guest, Ty Winter, who is running in the newly created House District 47.
Karl will also host a ”Meet the Candidate” event on Saturday, Feb. 19, st 4 p.m. at Fatt Wellers, 121 N. Main St., La Veta.
We hope you will join us for these events and support our local businesses by enjoying some great food  afterwards. See you there!

American Legion Blood Drive, and monthly Post meeting

WALSENBURG –  An American Legion Blood Drive will be held on Tuesday,  Feb. 8 located in the Huerfano Community Center 928 Russell St. Walsenburg. On Wednesday, Feb. 9, in the same building, American Legion Post 16 will be holding their monthly meeting at 6 p.m. We are hoping to see all of your smiling faces at these two functions.

Fox Walsenburg chili competition  and big Super Bowl game watch party

WALSENBURG – On Sunday, Feb. 13th from 3 p.m. – 10 p.m., there will be a combination Gameday Viewing  Party and Chili Cook-off at the 2nd Street Bar and Grill located at the Walsenburg Golf Course! The chili competition is a fundraiser for Fox, a 501(c)(3) organization. One $10 donation will allow you to sample the competition chili and cast your vote for best red, green, and dip/side dish as a People’s Choice Judge.
Winners receive a prize package that includes goodies and awards!

LAS ANIMAS  

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 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the community center.

Teen movie night at Tri Peak Theater

TRINIDAD — Come join us Saturday, Feb 5, 22 at 6:30pm for free teen movie night. Ages 11-17 years old are welcome to join. This event is hosted by Tri Peak Theater.  It will be first come first serve up to 40 kids. A free snack pack will be included per child. Parents must sign you in and out. Any questions please call Julie Mattorano at 719-251-6509. Movie to be announced soon. 3600 E Main St, Trinidad, CO

Open Mic Night on Second Saturdays

TRINIDAD — The Corazón de Trinidad Creative District is sponsoring an open mic night on Second Saturdays at the District Office Gallery, 210 West Main, 7PM. On February 12 the featured reader for this month will be Michele McDannold, a poet and editor. She will be reading from her book Stealing the Midnight from a Handful of Days and from her latest chapbook from Gutter Snob Books titled SpaceTime Continuum for Dummies. This event is also supported by TCF and the City of Trinidad Community Grant Program.

Senior Days at Books & More Bookstore

TRINIDAD —  Friday, Feb. 4 from 11-4 and Saturday February 5 from 10-4.  Most items 50% off at Books and More Bookstore. The “Friends” is organized exclusively for charitable and educational purposes with all profits supporting the Trinidad Carnegie Public Library. Books & More is staffed by volunteers and stocked with merchandise donations from our generous community. Phone is 846-8522. 132 N. Commercial St., Trinidad, CO,

Maybe Baby, It’s You at Main Street LIVE

TRINIDAD — Romance & comedy just in time for Valentine’s Day.  Main Street LIVE presents “Maybe Baby, It’s You”. There will  be two weekends to catch this production, February 11-13 and 18-20.  Fridays & Saturday’s showtimes are at 7pm and Sunday’s at 2pm   General seating.
131 W Main, Trinidad   719 846 4765

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. Sales are 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, contact Tom Potter at 719-846-6841 or  tom.potter@trinidad.co.gov, or just come on into the library and ask to speak with him.

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 donna.haddow@trinidadstate.edu

Colfax
Lake activity closed indefinitely

COLFAX — Sugarite Canyon State Park has suspended lake activities indefinitely  because of thin ice.  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.

Casting call for Bugsy Malone Jr

COLFAX — Santa Fe Trail School for the Performing Arts Raton Youth Theatre is gearing up for a spring production of Bugsy Malone JR.  The show’s director is Beki Laird, the musical director is Clint Henson, and Wanda Henson is assisting both directors.
Casting call will be held Thursday and Friday, Feb. 3 and 4, at 6 p.m., rehearsal should begin on Monday, Feb. 7.
Note: Rehearsal &/or production dates subject to change due to COVID restrictions/infection rates, and the entire show will be postponed/canceled if there aren’t enough participants to fill the roles at this time.
The cast list for this show calls for 25-50+ people, so everyone from kindergarten to college is encouraged to participate.
No previous experience necessary and everyone who comes to the casting call will be in the show if you want to be.
It is a musical, but we are not professional singers & dancers – the goal is to have fun.  Don’t be scared!!
Backstage crew and lots of extras are also needed, so tell all your friends and spread the word – you don’t want to miss out on this exciting production!!
For more information or to make alternative arrangements to be involved if you can’t make it on Feb. 3 or 4 – call or text Beki @ 254-716-9642.  Email is fine, too: Imbeki2@gmail.com

NM Behavioral Health Star celebration

COLFAX —The New Mexico Behavioral Health Planning Council will be recognizing the 2022 Behavioral Health Stars that have been selected for demonstrating leadership in creating Paths to Wellness within our state on Feb. 9, from 9 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Please join the council in recognizing the individuals, programs, and service animals that have gone above and beyond to make a positive difference in the health of their communities and our state.
Zoom Meeting ID: 893 2492 9119  Passcode: 102638

Out of our world

Millicent Rogers Museum celebrates its 20th Anniversary Miniatures Show

TAOS  — The Millicent Rogers Museum in El Prado, New Mexico is opening its 20th Anniversary Miniatures Show and Sale on Feb. 5. Featuring more than 120 artists from Taos and Rio Arriba Counties, the exhibition will be on view with its artworks for sale through March 6. This year’s “Minis,” as locals refer to it, offers audiences a dynamic glimpse of northern New Mexico’s artistic community in small-scale works in ceramic, oil, acrylic, watercolor, silver, steel, wood, photography, and mixed media. Each year, the museum and community artists join forces to produce the “Minis” show.
The Millicent Rogers Museum is located at 1504 Millicent Rogers Road in El Prado, New Mexico.

Luna to host COVID vax clinic Feb. 10

LAS VEGAS —In collaboration with the New Mexico Department of Health and El Centro Family Health Clinic, Luna Community College will be hosting a COVID-19 vaccination clinic from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 10, in the school’s cafeteria.

A traditional German Dance

Ah, the traditional German Oktoberfest dance, known as the Enten Tanz (translation: chicken dance.) The Oktoberfest celebration in La Veta last weekend was its usual

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