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Activities & Events for week of August 16, 2018


Food drive for Dorcas today

WALSENBURG — Volunteers for Com- munity will be collecting food for the food bank at Dorcas Circle on Thursday, August 16, 1 to 4:30 pm in front of Charlie’s Market. Vol- unteers will be there to receive your non per- ishable food as well as pet food and toiletry items. All donations go to benefit those in our county needing assistance. So bring your extra cans, boxes, packages, jars, bottles, etc. of food or please consider purchasing a few additional items for us when you shop. A big thank you for your past generosity, and we look forward to seeing you. To donate in Wal- senburg, VFC will be accepting food donation items at First Choice on the 1st Friday of the month from 1:00 to 5:00.


Bicycle Repair Clinic today

LA VETA — August 16, 2-6 on West. Fran- cisco St there will be a Bicycle Repair Clinic by Spanish Peaks Cycling. We fix your bikes – for free! Email for ad- ditional information or if you have questions.


Huerfano County Dems meeting today

WALSENBURG — The Central Committee monthly meeting will be tonight, Thursday, August 16, 5:30 pm at the Walsenburg Hous- ing Authority activity room, 220 Russell Ave- nue. (across from the Outreach Clinic). Guest speaker will be state rep Donald Valdez.

Our core values are: Truth, Inclusion, Transparency, and Integrity, and our mission as Huerfano County Democrats is for every citizen in Huerfano County to be informed, engaged and voting. Come see how you can be part of our mission!


La Veta Library talk on the impact of fire

LA VETA — Mary Cooper is giving a talk on the impact of fire at La Veta Public Library at 2 pm today, Thursday, August 16. She says, “My family was burned in a brush fire near Reno, Nevada 45 years ago. It marked a major turning point in my life and that of my family. I am giving a talk about my experience and what it has taught me at the La Veta Library at 2:00 Thursday, August 16th. I hope to see you there.”


Benefit concert tonight for Cuchara Mountain Park

LA VETA — Thursday, August 16, 7 pm come out to La Veta Mercantile for an evening from Bach to Broadway featuring local favorite Andy Hackbarth, guitar/vocals, Jennifer Carr, piano/vocals, Corrie Donovan, soprano and a special guest appearance by the John Mall Choir! This special event is a gift from the per- formers to benefit the Cuchara Mountain Park. Tickets are $12 advance or $15 at the door.


Spanish Peaks Farm Stand new hours

WALSENBURG — To accomodate the lunch crowd the Farm Stand is now open from 11 am to 2 pm every Friday at the main entrance of Spanish Peaks Regional Health Center. Did you know you can use your SNAP card at the Spanish Peaks Farm Stand and get matched dollar for dollar, up to $20 per visit. The Dou- ble Up Food Bucks program will give you $1 towards fruits and veggies for every $1 you spend on SNAP-eligible foods. Learn more at


Fridays for Fun: Tie Dye!

LA VETA — Young artists of all ages, join us and learn the art of Tie Dye, Friday, August 17. Bring a cotton shirt or other cotton item to wear or show to tie dye. This is a fun way to explore color creatively while making wear- able art. Please pre-register by calling 719-250- 5653 to reserve your spot. Children under the age of 6 will be welcome in class if accompa- nied by an adult caregiver. Smocks are pro- vided as the inks used are permanent and will stain most fabrics. If you need to fill out pa- perwork, please come 10 minutes early to do so. LVSA is located across from the Town Park and set back from W. Ryus. Pre-register as that class fills up quickly!


Lathrop State Park activities:

WALSENBURG — Friday night, August 17, 7 pm at the Piñon Campground amphithe- ater the park naturalist presents Transition Zone, a program about the landforms and life zones of Lathrop State Park and the sur- rounding area. The program includes a 1.75 mile hike.

On Saturday morning, August 18, 9 am at the Piñon Campground amphitheater join the park naturalist in finding clues along a short walk to find answers to a word puzzle. This is a fun activity for families.

On Saturday evening, Lathrop wel- comes back Mission: Wolf director, Kent Weber, who will talk about wolves and wolf/dog hybrids and the work that is done at the sanctuary which was created to pro- vide shelter for captive wolves. He will have with him an ambassador wolf/dog hybrid. The presentation will begin at 7 pm at the Piñon Campground amphitheater.

As always, any vehicle entering Lathrop State Park must have a park pass. If you would like to attend but don’t have a park pass, remember you may check one out of either Spanish Peaks Library or La Veta Li- brary for up to one week. Lathrop State Park is 3 miles west of Walsenburg on Hwy 160.


FCPA summer musical “Church Basement Ladies”

LA VETA — Francisco Center for the Per- forming Arts is pleased to announce the re- turn of our summer musical, “Church Basement Ladies” Friday and Saturday, Au- gust 17 and 18, 7 pm and Sunday, August 19, 2 pm. This musical, written by Jim Stowell and Jessica Zuehlke with music and lyrics by Drew Jansen, was inspired by the books of Janet Letnes Martin and Suzann Nelson. Tickets are $20 and available on line at: or at La Veta’s North By Southwest. Member discounts apply. We will honor tickets purchased for the July shows. Please exchange them for new tickets or to get reimbursement.  Call 719-890-4220


Woodcut prints and Raku show at La Veta Gallery

LA VETA — Join us for two artists, Theresa Haberkorn and Jerry Rhodes, at La Veta Gal- lery on Main, 210 S. Main. The show features woodcut prints by Haberkorn and Art Raku by Rhodes. This show runs through Aug. 21. For more information call: 742-3666.


SPACe Photography Show

LA VETA — Twenty-five area artists, from La Veta, Cuchara, La Junta, Colorado City, West- cliffe, Weston, McClave, Las Animas, Pueblo, Pueblo West, Denver, and Oakland, CA are sharing their photography in the 2018 Photog- raphy Show at the SPACe Gallery in the Park. For pictures of the winning photography visit the SPACe website Hours are Tues. – Fri, 11 am – 4 pm, Sat. 10 am – 4 pm and Sun- days Noon – 4 pm. Call 719 742-3074 for information. There is no admission fee.


Artists invited to enter

LA VETA — The Spanish Peaks Arts Council in La Veta invites artists working in all media to enter the Fall Show. Artwork will be ac- cepted Friday Aug. 17, between 11 am – 3 pm and Sat. Aug. 18.between 10 am – 3 pm at the SPACe Gallery in the Park, 132 W. Ryus. The Fall Show will be on display Aug. 21 – Sept. 22. There is a $5 fee per entry (oversized en- tries $10). Artists need not be members of SPACe to participate. For complete rules, see the entry form on the SPACe website, or call 719 742- 3074 between 11 am – 4 pm.


Chris Arellano at La Veta Mercantile

LA VETA — Friday, August 17, 7pm at La Veta Mercantile be wowed by Chris Arellano’s deeply personal Americana music which weaves together the Norteno music of his Northern New Mexico upbringing with Alter- native Country and Blues influences – for a signature style that he calls Nuevo Americana. Fused with song and story, Spanish and Eng- lish, his transcendent lyrics move listeners with emotion and passion. Tickets are $15 at the door. See ad page 4


Fun of it Run

LA VETA — Saturday, August 18, 9 am join us for a 5K Run. The 5K for the Fun of It Run begins and ends at La Veta Town Park. En- trance fees are $20 per individual. Register in advance at ities.htm or at For questions, email or call Ellen White at (719) 782-0270.


Bike and Bark fundraiser at Lathrop

WALSENBURG — Please join SPRHC Lions for Bike and Bark Saturday, August 18 8 to 10 am. Meet at Lathrop State Park visitor center. Walk your dog, ride your bike, walk or run on the beautiful, newly completed, trail around Martin Lake. There will be a dog contest, drawing, doggie bags, and refreshments. The suggested donation is $10 for American Cancer Society Relay for Life. For more info please contact Carrie at 719-890-0015.

Historical tour of the coal camps

SOUTHERN COLORADO — Huerfano County Historical Society is hosting a Mining Camp Tour on Saturday, August 18. Led by Historian Carolyn Newman, participants will spend 4 1/2 to 5 hours visiting Mining Camp sites. It’s bring your own lunch to be enjoyed in Aguilar Park. Final stop is Ludlow. Cost for the tour is $15 per person. Historical Soci- ety members $10. Meet at Walsenburg Mining Museum 8:30 am for registration and car pool- ing. Join us for an educational fun experience!


Beekeepers meet at Lathrop

WALSENBURG — Spanish Peaks Beekeepers will meet Saturday,August 18,1 pm at the La- throp State Park visitor’s center. Our guest speaker will be Tina Sebestyen, Vice President of the Colorado State Beekeeper’s Association. Our topic will be the CO Master Beekeeper’s Program.


The End is Near sale at North By Southwest

LA VETA — The end is near! Bittersweet as it may be, North by Southwest’s last day will be October 6. Meanwhile we are having great sales to help things find new homes. New things will be marked down all the time. Plus—even more great savings if your total purchase (including sale items and silk road vintage items) is more than: $50 take an ad- ditional 20% off; $100 or more take an ad- ditional 25% off; $200 or more take an additional 30% off. This includes most of our neat antiques and some of the display fixtures! North by Southwest is open 7 days a week 10- 5; Sunday 11-3; other times by arrangement. Call for more information: 719-251-1271.


Tom Munch live at Deerprint

LA VETA — Join us for an evening of a favor- ite local talent Saturday, August 18, 6 to 8 pm. Tom Munch will be performing from his 30 year, 3,000 song repertoire of Southwest-Folk- Jazz.


Cuchara Chapel service

CUCHARA — This week, join us at Cuchara Chapel, located off Hwy 12 just south of Cu- chara village. Sunday, Aug 19, 9:30 am and 11 am guest Reverend, Randy Caddell will speak.

Come as you are; all are welcome!


Pick up your SCCYSee ad p. 20 peach orders on Sunday!

WALSENBURG — If you ordered Palisade peaches from SCCY, they will be ready for pick up on Sunday, August 19, 10 am at 513 Main Street in Walsenburg, Colorado. Please make arrangements to have them picked up on that date. Our phone number is 719-738- 1573. We would like to thank everyone who helped us by supporting our peach sale. It was a huge success. The community’s con- tinued support of SCCY means so much to the youth of our county. Your support helps the staff of SCCY continue to provide positive ac- tivities and programs that help the youth re- alize that they can achieve their dreams.


Ryus Avenue Bridge opening/ribbon cutting

LA VETA — Join us for the official opening and ribbon cutting of the Ryus Ave. Bridge, on Tuesday, August 21, 5 pm. Light refreshments to follow at the Pavilion in the park.


Judicial center community meetings

HUERFANO — The Huerfano County Board of Commissioners will be holding community meetings with the public, to solicit any needs, suggestions, or comments and to discuss the Judicial Center, including a presentation. The meetings will be held Tuesday, August 21, 5:30 pm at the Huerfano County Community Center, Walsenburg and Tuesday, August 28, 5:30 pm at the La Veta Community Center, La Veta.


La Veta/Cuchara Chamber

LA VETA — The next monthly meeting of the La Veta/Cuchara Chamber of Commerce will be Wednesday, August 22, 8 am at Rare West Properties, 5633 Highway 12.


Healthy Inspirations Essential Oils: Fruit Smoothies

WALSENBURG — The next free Essential Oils class presented by Shannon Brooks is Wednesday, August 22, 5:30 to 6:45 pm at 926 S. Russell Street. If you are interested in learn- ing more about natural health, then this monthly educational series is for you! Shan- non offers this workshop series on essential oils and their various therapeutic properties. Each interactive session will explore the bene- fits of these therapeutic oils and you will learn how they can make your favorite smoothie even more nutritious! As always, all materials will be provided. For more information, please contact Dawn 719-423-1196 |


Pub nite at La Veta Mercantile

LA VETA — Join the Celtic Orphans, Huer- fano County’s favorite local band for a pub style atmosphere with sing a longs, pub grub, beer and wine Wednesday, August 22, 6 pm. Free admission! See ad page 4


African Excursion slide show

CUCHARA — Have you ever wanted to see Mountain Gorillas or walk in the footsteps of Dian Fossey? Or, how about spending some time with the Batwa people of Uganda? Maybe you are curious about Tree-Climbing Lions and Chimpanzees? If so, don’t miss this popular presentation of Nancy Carroll’s slide- show, Thursday, August 23, 7 at the Cuchara Rec Center.


Fourth Friday Art Walk

LA VETA — Friday, August 24, 5 to 8 pm stroll La Veta and enjoy art, music and refresh- ments at six venues:
-SPACe gallery

-La Veta Gallery on Main- Featured Artists: Nard Claar & Gil Mosko
-The Funky Monkey
-Silver Shoe
-La Veta Mercantile


Rolling for Freedom

WALSENBURG — The annual motorcycle and poker run, Rolling for Freedom, will be held Saturday, August 25, to raise funds for the veterans at the Spanish Peaks Veterans Community Living Center. Registration will be 9 am at Minit Mart Truck Stop. Kickstands up at 10:30 for parade with John Mall High School Marching Band through Walsenburg to Spanish Peaks Veterans Community Living Center. A Memorial Service with Bikers Prayer, Color Guard, National Anthem and military music played by the John Mall High School Band will follow. Balloon release and Ceremony will be held in the Memorial Gar- den. The Poker Run will start at Sarti’s Bar, go through Gardner To Hwy 96 Road House in Silver Cliff, then on to Obie’s BBQ in Colorado City. This will be our 7th run.


La Veta celebrates its 142nd birthday

LA VETA — We are kicking off the birthday celebration Saturday, August 25 with a Parade starting at 11 am. Line up will be 10:30 in the La Veta High School parking lot on Garland St. All groups are welcome to join in the home- town parade.

Enjoy food and craft venders in the Town Park directly following the parade!
12 to 4 pm– Live Music By Outriders
12:30 pm – Pie Eating Contest
1 pm – Children’s Games
1:30 pm– Corn Hole Tournament

Registrations are accepted for the tourna- ment until 12:45, or the week prior at the La Veta Mercantile, the entrance is free but the prize is big!

Come out for a wonderful La Veta cele- bration, this year we are especially grateful for this birthday and our community! This event is sponsored by the La Veta Cuchara Chamber: for more information call LaRissa at 808-936-0663.


Free admission at Francisco Fort Museum Aug. 25

LA VETA — Join Francisco Fort Museum in celebrating La Veta’s Birthday on Saturday, August 25. The museum will offer free admis- sion that day so that visitors can spend their money at local businesses!! Our blacksmith Mike Kernor will be on hand from 10 am to 3 pm demonstrating his skills. A variety of ad- ditional programs are in the works. Check out the World Journal ads next week or call 719- 742-5501 for more information. Francisco Fort Museum is located at 306 S. Main Street. The museum is open 10 am to 4 pm.


Hiroya Tsukamoto at La Veta Mercantile

LA VETA — Hiroya Tsukamoto, musician from Kyoto, Japan will perform, Saturday, Au- gust 25, 7 pm at La Veta Mercantile. Hiroya is a one-of-a-kind composer, guitarist and singer-songwriter. He began playing the five- string banjo when he was thirteen, and took up the guitar shortly after. Hiroya will take us on an innovative journey filled with earthy, or- ganic soundscapes that impart a mood of peace and tranquility. Admission: $12.


2018 Marathon of the Legends on Aug 26

WALSENBURG — This year’s Marathon of Legends will be held Sunday, August 26, 7:30 am at Miners Plaza, 6th and Main. The race this year will have a 26.2 mile maraghon relay for teams of 2 to 11 people and a 10 mile relay walk for 2 to 5 people. The Marathon is look- ing for new teams, existing teams with more people and 13 to 19 year old runners. Cost for entry is $55 per team. For more information call 303-746-3092. See ad page 9


Susan Gibson at Deerprint

LA VETA — Susan Gibson, a CMA award winning singer/songwriter from Wimberley, Texas will perform Sunday, August 26, 5 to 6 pm at Deerprint Wine. Tickets available by phone: (719) 650-2079 or Website:


Washington Underground Recreation new extended hours- 6 am to 8:30 pm

WALSENBURG — The Washington Under- ground Recreation Center has new hours of operation! We are now open in the morning before work and after work too! WU will be open from 6 am to 8:30 pm Mon – Fri and 8 am to 1 pm on Saturday! WU features: weight room – cardio room – basketball courts -ada compliant showers, free group classes w/membership, free filtered water, free towel

service, free one-day pass (new members only) For more information about member- ships, check out our new website –THE- or call 719-738-9890.


Holiday Art and Craft booths available now

LA VETA — Plan ahead: after a several year absence, La Veta will again have an awesome Holiday Art & Craft Fair. La Veta Mercantile and Huajatolla Heritage Foundation are team- ing up to make December 8 a day to re- member! The juried art and craft fair will be held from 10 am to 4 pm with a very limited number of spaces available at $25 each. It will be a gala event held at the Mercantile with decorations, music, Santa and more. All mer- chandise must be created by the artist or craf- ter. If you want to be part of this event, please contact Sandy Dolak at: for consideration.



Free business expo today!

TRINIDAD — You are invited to join us on Thursday, August 16, 10 am to 4 pm for the Trinidad & Las Animas County Chamber of Commerce annual Business Expo in the Sebas- tiani Gym, 206 N. Animas street in Trinidad. The Expo is open to the public with no en- trance fee! There will be giveaways, door prizes and special drawings. Please come and visit with local businesses, schools and special service businesses. Come and join the fun and festive atmosphere, with KCRT providing music while doing a live broadcast from the event. It’s free, fun and interesting. Hoping to see you at our 2018 Business Expo. For more information call 719-846-9285 or email See ad page 27


SCRT New Works Initiative: “An Untitled New LARPing Musical”

TRINIDAD — As part of its New Works Ini- tiative, the SCRT is proud to present a limited- run WORLD PREMIERE, “An Untitled New LARPing Musical”, the creation of SCRT’s Composer in Residence: Alexander Sage Oyen, and his writing partner Rachel Franco tonight, Thursday, August 16, 7:30 pm and Saturday, August 18, 2:30 pm.

All tickets are $18. Tickets for this event are available at or the SCRT box office: 131 W Main St, 719- 846-4765.


Turning Point and pork chops this weekend at Spanish Peaks Inn

GULNARE —On Friday, August 17, come out for a real treat, a Pork Chop dinner cooked to perfection at Spanish Peaks Inn. Saturday, Au- gust 18, dance to the music of Turning Point Band, 8 pm to 12 am, $5 cover. Don’t forget Spanish Peaks Inn has Taco Tuesday and spe- cials on Thursday and Friday nights! Dine in or call in and carry out! Spanish Peaks Inn is located in scenic Gulnare at 22590 County Rd 41.6 #10. Order to go and pick up in less than 30 minutes, (719) 941-4288. See ad page 2


Trans Trinidad Trivia Tour and Car Show

TRINIDAD — First ever, and perhaps only Trans-Trinidad Trivia Tour will run from Fri- day, August 17 to Sunday, August 19. This show is open to anyone with a cool old car of any type that needs to be shown off! Activities planned are:

Friday, August 17:
~ 6:30 pm we will take a Trolley Tour of histo- ric Downtown Trinidad and private tour of the Bizarre Car Garage.
Saturday, August 18:
~9 am to noon there will be a Car show at Central Park and a no host lunch catered by Redneck Smoke on site. The public is invited to attend and vote for Best in Show vehicle. Free–bring the kids! Trophies awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners
~Beginning 12 pm self paced driving trivia tour through Trinidad and the surrounding area. Trophies awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd places.
~7 pm banquet at Tequila’s
Sunday, August 19:
~8 am there will be an awards ceremony and breakfast at Quality Inn

The entry fee is $35 per person. Contact Dave Fain at 303-704-1352 or Gidget Fain at 505-250-7918 for entry forms and more details.


Trinidad Roundup Vendors wanted

TRINIDAD – Sponsors, parade entries, mer- chandise and food vendors are wanted for the 108th Annual Trinidad Roundup Associa- tion’s Labor Day Rodeo and Festivities.

Contact Karen for more information at 719-680-0424 or visit www.trinidadroun- See ad page 28


Friends of the Aguilar Library book sale

AGUILAR – The Aguilar Library will hold a book sale beginning every Saturday 10 am to 2 pm through September. Many books and DVD’s, great low prices. All proceeds benefit Library programs.


Boncarbo Poker Run

BONCARBO — Saturday, August 18, 8 am to 6 pm the Boncarbo VFD Auxiliary is hosting a Poker Run on to raise funds for radios for our volunteer firefighters. We will have two runs, one is any vehicle, motorcycle or car, driving the Highway of Legends.

The second run is off road, riding through Spanish Peaks Country. Join us at the Bon- carbo fire hall on Saturday!


Mysteries of Gyroscopes at the Carnegie

TRINIDAD — One of the most counter-intu- itive contraptions in nature is the gyroscope. This is a program for anyone from 10 to 100 years old. It’s on this coming Monday, August 20, 5 pm in the Community Room. Gyro- scopes are all around us, and I’m not talking about the toy gyroscopes we loved to play with as kids. Anything that turns about an axis will behave with gyroscopic action. Some examples:

~Bicycle wheels
~Floor polishers
~Inertial guidance system components ~Stabilizers for rockets and ships
~The planet earth
Join us for a study of gyroscopes and how they behave. We’ll have amazing demonstra- tions, and lots of fun.


Trinidad School District #1 Community Celebration

TRINIDAD — Come out to the Leader in Me Lighthouse Status Community celebration BBQ, Tuesday, August 21, noon at the THS Football Field. Bring the whole family for a free BBQ to help celebrate Fisher’s Peak Ele- mentary and Eckhart Elementary leader in Me Lighthouse Status.


Chronic pain self-management class

TRINIDAD — A free chronic pain self-management class will be held every Thursday beginning August 23 in the Garden Room at Mt. Carmel Wellness & Community Center. The class runs from 10 am to 1 pm.

Topics covered will include:
· Techniques to deal with fatigue, frustration, isolation and poor sleep
· Exercise tips for maintaining and improving strength, flex- ibility and endurance
· Communicating effectively with family, friends and health professionals
· Managing medications, activity and rest levels
· How to evaluate new treatment
· Setting weekly goals
· Nutrition

This 6-week class helps you deal with the challenges of living with chronic pain. Classes are highly participative, where mutual support and success build the participants’ con- fidence in their ability to manage their health and maintain ac- tive and fulfilling lives. The Chronic Pain Self-Management Program was developed at Stanford University.

Who should participate? Anyone who is dealing with on- going pain is encouraged to participate. Participants should be comfortable in a group setting. Friends and family welcome to attend! Contact Patricia Duran to register for FREE: 719-845-4875 |


Paul Milosevich art opening at Trinidad State Show

TRINIDAD — Artist Paul Milosevich will return to his home town for a reception and art show opening on Friday, August 24 at the President’s Office at Trinidad State Junior College in Trinidad with his Fishers Peak Series. The free reception will run from 4 to 5 pm in the office of Trinidad State President Dr. Carmen Simone, in the Berg Building, Room 218. Light re- freshments will be served. The paintings will be on display through December 21 during normal office hours, 8 am to noon and 1 to 5 pm Monday through Friday. See article page 16.


Trinidaddio Blues PreFest

TRINIDAD — Friday, August 24, 6:30 pm the Trinidaddio Blues Prefest will happen in Downtown Trinidad. ·Last year the PreFest Party became a FREE Event! This year we will carry on that tradition bringing the Blues to the historic streets of Downtown Trinidad.

The party will get started as always with the winner of the Colorado Blues Challenge in May…graciously provided by the Colorado Blues Society! Next up will be the phenome- nal Maggie Rains and The Crooked Keys from Alamosa, CO.


Trinidaddio Blues Fest

TRINIDAD — Trinidaddio Blues Fest will take place Sat- urday, August 25, at Central Park. The gates open at 11 am and the music begins at noon. Steeped in the traditions of Chi- cago Blues and New Orleans, Trinidaddio’s Line up always provides a powerful mix of artists and an abundance of talent.

You will not want to miss this one. It’s going to be great! The 2018 line up includes Grammy-nominated artists Robert Randolph & the Family Band, Kenny Neal, C.J. Chenier and the Red Hot Louisiana Band, as well as Dave Specter’s Chi- cago, Vanessa Collier, Los Albuquerque Blues Connection, Zakk DeBono & the Broken Circle. For tickets, visit: See ad page 5


Trinidad Elks Lodge #181 Gun Show

TRINIDAD — The annual Elks gun show will be Saturday, August 25, 9 am to 5 pm and Sunday, August 26, 9 am to 4 pm at 120 S. Maple Street. This show features antique, modern, custom firearms and accessories; ammo, reloading and shoot- ing supplies, and supplies for the sportswoman and sports- man. Concessions on site.

50% of all Elk’s proceeds for local charities and scholar- ships. $5 individual entrance fee per day. Vender tables $30 donation. All applicable state and Federal laws strictly en- forced. Contact information and vender registration at Trini- dad Elks Lodge, #181, PO Box 77, Trinidad, 81082. For more information contact Mike Berry, 719-859-1069 or tinida-


Call for actors at SCRT

TRINIDAD — Auditions for “Dinner with the Boys” will be Sunday, August 26, 2 pm at Southern Colorado Repertory The- atre (SCRT), 131 W. Main Street.

For more information call (719) 846-4765. “Dinner with the Boys” opens Friday, September 28 with 6 performances on two consecutive weekends. COME JOIN THE FAMILY! Get involved with Trinidad Community Theater.


Care and Share food distribution

TRINIDAD — SCCOG has Care and Share (commodities/se- nior box) food distribution for Las Animas County. It will be on Wednesday, August 29 at the Fairgrounds in Trinidad. Sen- iors (60 and older) from 10 am to noon and all eligible LAC residents from noon to 2:30 pm. Please bring your grocery bags.



Public Notice— Fire Ban lifted

COLFAX — Upon consultation with the Fire Chiefs of Colfax County, and under the authority of Colfax County Ordinance Number 2006-1, the Colfax County Fire Marshal Larry Osborn hereby declares effective immediately, that the ban on open burning in the Fire Districts in Colfax County, is lifted.

Burn permits are required for all open burning other than recreational fires. A recreational fire is an open fire of 3 foot or less in diameter. Permits may be found on the Colfax County website.


Al Anon meets on Thursday

RATON — Is your life affected by a loved one or friend who is abusing alcohol or some other chemical? Do you feel help- less and isolated? Al Anon meets every Thursday at 113 N. 2nd Street in Raton (World Journal office next to the El Raton). The meeting begins at 6 pm and lasts for about an hour. Come and get support, come and give support. More information – 970-568-6969.


Holy Trinity Church pecan fundraiser

RATON — Holy Trinity Episcopal Church in Raton is once again selling pecans. We will be at the Raton Farmer’s Market each Saturday, so please stop by and have a cold drink with us. Pecans are $12 per bag and you can buy them from Bill Fegan at the Shuler, Carol at the World Journal office or at the Medicine Shoppe. Thanks for supporting Holy Trinity!


Down and Dirty Mountain Bike Race

RATON — Calling mountain bikers and fun seekers of all ages! The DOWN AND DIRTY mountain bike race (“DAD”) challenges you to mountainside adventure and glory Saturday, August 18, at Sugarite Canyon State Park.

REGISTER: OR Register in person at the Dept. of Parks and Recreation office (in the Raton Regional Aquatic Center). For more information call 575-445-2413.


Folsom Man Site Tour – 2nd Expedition

FOLSOM — Saturday, August 18 at the Folsom Museum take a tour of the famous archaeological site with experts on the subject! For more information or to make reservations: 575- 278-2122 or email: museum@folsomvillage.


Rally to Save the Southwest Chief

RATON — There will be a rally to save the Southwest Chief, Saturday, August 18, 11 am to 2 pm with Martin Heinrich, Jun- ior U.S. Senator from New Mexico at 100 S 1st Street.

Join Martin and community leaders for a rally to save the Southwest Chief! BBQ with the Colfax County Democratic Party immediately to follow.


Raton Strong with Mark McDonald

RATON — Mark McDonald, candidate for YOUR state Rep- resentative, will be in Raton for a meet and greet and lively discussion about how we can work together to bring prosper- ity back to Raton Saturday, August 18, 12 to 2 pm at the Center for Sustainable Community, 130 Park Avenue.


Mud Volleyball Tournament Benefit Fundraiser

SpRINGER — A really fun fundraiser will be held, Saturday, August 25, beginning 8 am. Registration is $100 per 6-8 person team. The registration deadline is Monday,August 20. For in- formation and to register contact: Dawn Martinez, 575-495- 3173. All proceeds go to Amy Sedillo for medical expenses.


5th Annual Cimarron Cowboy Music and Poetry Gathering

CIMARRON — The annual Cowboy Music and Poetry Gath- ering will be August 23 to August 26. The Kick off Dance is Thursday, August 23, 7 to 9 pm. Tickets are $10 at the door, music by the Rifters at the St. James Hotel

Friday August 24- Sidewalk serenades, breakfast and lunch at the St James Hotel, show at the Philmont Scout Ranch 7 pm, Jams at the St. James Hotel after evening shows.

Saturday August 25 – Breakfast and music at The St. James Hotel, open mic at the Philmont Scout Ranch 9 am, round robin sessions at the Philmont Scout Ranch 10 am- 4 pm, show at the Philmont Scout Ranch 7 pm, jams at the St. James Hotel after evening shows

Sunday, August 26 – Cowboy church at the Philmont Scout Ranch 9 am. For more information please call Amanda 575-376-2281


Inaugural Cimarron Challenge

CIMARRON — The Cimarron Challenge, starting and ending in Cimarron, New Mexico is a gravel cycling event through the Carson National Forest’s Valle Vidal Unit and Philmont Boy Scout Ranch will be held, Saturday, August 25. .

Two routes will be offered:
• 78 mile loop with 5860 feet of gain • 66 mile loop with 4046 feet of gain.

The high point on the long route is 9696’. Entries are capped at 250, entry fee is $80 per rider. Registration continues until all 250 spots are filled or August 20, whichever comes first. Entries are transferable for a $10 transfer fee. Registra- tion is on-line only at: 1817. Phone 575-425-0005 with questions or email us at for questions or entry trans-

fers. This is a non-competitive ride with no age or equipment divisions but will be timed and awards will be given to the top three men and women finishers on the long route. The course is primarily gravel forest road with old double track logging roads and some pavement. The course is best ridden on a gravel bike with at least 40C tires or a mountain bike. There will be full on-course support including four well-stocked aid stations and SAGs. REGISTRATION IS ONLINE ONLY AT: name=registration&eventid=1817&year=2018. Phone 575-425- 0005


2018 Vermejo Park Ranch Brunches

RATON — The City of Raton Department of Parks and Rec- reation in partnership with Vermejo Park Ranch is offering a Vermejo Brunch, Sunday, August 26, 11 am and 1:30 pm seat-

ings.For more info call the Dept of Park and Recreation at 575- 445-2413. To register: Please contact Jared Chatterley, City of Raton, Department of Parks & Recreation at 575-445-2413 or email Please do not contact Ver- mejo Park Ranch with questions or inquiries.


A Little Night Music live at The Shuler Theater

RATON — Enjoy an evening of classical chamber music at The Shuler Theater Tuesday, August 28, 7 to 9 pm. Enjoy the music of Bruce Adolphe: I’m inclined to new music; Mozart: Sere- nade in G Major, K. 525, Eine kleine Nachtmusik; Beethoven: Septet in E-flat Major for Strings and Winds, Op. 20. For more information: @musicfromangelfire or 575-445-4746 @Shuler-Theater


4th Annual Gate City Music Festival vendors wanted

RATON — The exciting Gate City Music Festival is Saturday and Sunday, September 1 and 2 on Historic First Street. Pro- spective vendors: Please print and complete a Vendor Appli- cation by August 29.

The weekend line up of events:
Saturday, September 1: 10 am to 6 pm – Vendors on Historic 1st Street; DJ from 10 to 11 am; Live music starts at 11 am; Street Dance 7 to 10 pm featuring: 380 West Band.
Sunday, September 2: DJ from 10 am to 12 pm; Live Entertain- ment TBD 2 to 5 pm; Concert in the Historic Shuler Theater fea- turing Restless Heart, Will and Crystal Yates and the Singer/songwriter contest winner, 7 to 10 pm. Tickets are $35 to see Restless Heart and special guests on Sunday. See ad page 31


Master of the Mountains

RATON — The annual bike, run, shoot, and paddling compe- tition will be Saturday, September 8, 8 am at Sugarite Canyon State Park. Event registration closes September 6th. For more information call 575-445-2413.


REO Garage Sale

RATON — Raton’s PEO Sisterhood will be holding a Garage Sale at the Frank Ferri ‘Garage’ on 2nd Street in Raton Saturday, September 8, 8 am until noon. Proceeds go to fund local schol- arships for young women. The P.E.O. Sisterhood is an inter- national women’s organization of about 230,000 members, with a primary focus on providing educational opportunities for female students worldwide.


OUT OF THIS WORLD 2018 Ride for the 4-H Clover

NORTHEASTERN NEW MEXICO — Join us in 2018 for the sixth year of the Ride for 4-H Clover Friday, August 24 through Sunday, August 26. As in years past, you will have an oppor- tunity to tour and learn about Extension activities. This year the tour will take you to northeastern New Mexico through San Miguel, Quay, Union, Colfax, and Mora counties. We in- vite you to again join and help us increase awareness of the importance of 4-H youth programs and the Cooperative Extension Service.

The registration fee of $75 includes reception on Friday evening, lunch in Clayton, dinner in Raton, breaks, and commemorative pin and shirt.

Friday, August 24, 2018 – Evening Reception
6:00-7:30 p.m. | Gather at Best Western Plus Montezuma Inn & Suites, 2020 N Grand Avenue, Las Vegas, NM
Day 1 – Saturday, August 25
7:00 a.m. | Gather at Best Western Plus Montezuma Inn & Suites, 2020 N Grand Avenue, Las Vegas, NM for Opening Re- marks
7:30 a.m. | Depart for ACES Extension and Research Youth Ag- ricultural Science Center (program)
8:00 a.m. | Depart for Tucumcari, NM
10:30 a.m. | Arrive at Quay County Fairgrounds, 2000 Camino del Coronado, Tucumcari, NM (break and program)
– (fuel available)
11:30 a.m. | Depart for Clayton, NM with a stop in Logan for fuel
1:30 p.m. | Arrive at ACES Clayton Livestock Research Center, 15 NMSU Lane, Clayton, NM (lunch stop and program)
– (fuel available)
2:30 p.m. | Depart for Raton, with a stop in Des Moines for fuel

4:00 p.m. | Arrive in Raton at Best Western Plus, 473 Clayton Road, Raton, NM
6:30 – 8:00 p.m. | Reconvene for dinner and program at Raton Convention Center 901 S. 3rd Street, Raton, NM
Day 2 – Sunday, August 26, 2018
8:30 a.m. | Depart for Angel Fire, NM
10:00 a.m. | Arrive at Vietnam Veterans Memorial State Park, 34 Country Club Road, Angel Fire, NM (break)
– (fuel available)
10:45 a.m. | Depart for Mora, NM
11:45 a.m. | Arrive at ACES John T. Harrington Forestry Re- search Center, 547 NM-518, Mora, NM (program, lunch and official conclusion of the ride)
– (fuel available)
For more information please contact: Patrick Torres or Monica Lury (505) 983-4615