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Activities & Events for week of August 23, 2018


Newspaper reading club at Daily Perks

wAlseNBURG — Who’s interested in a newspaper reading club? Come hang out Thursday morning August 23 and read our local paper! 8:30am at Daily Perks On 5th Walsenburg


Libre documentaries at Fox Theatre tonight

wAlseNBURG — In collaboration, the Mu- seum of Friends, the Fox Theatre will present 3 or 4 short films by Kenny Schneider tonight, August 23, 7 pm. The films explore that wide open period in the mid to late 1960’s and are part of MOF’s exhibition “Libre, 50 Years”. The first film “Building Libre” (1967) is actual footage of members building a structure. The 2nd film, “Park Place Gallery”(1967) shot in New York City, depicts the young cadre of art- ists at the apex of New York raw energy where art, music, dance, and performance came to- gether. The 3rd film depicts the iconic Hog Farm in a public spectacle from the same period 1967.

Kenny Schneider is an extraordinary art- ist with an insatiable appetite for risky adven- ture and lust for life uncommon in today’s world. Kenny’s experience includes working with and producing Sylvester Stallone’s first demo, one that propelled Stallone’s career and the Rocky Balboa films. Kenny also worked for MPO Videotronics the premiere video company that brought us Woodstock Nation, the acclaimed film of the early 70’s.

Please stop by the Museum of Friends to see the exhibit “Libre’s 50 & Friends” before the film to get a tour and more profound un- derstanding of how Huerfano County’s cul- tural heritage has been enhanced by their being here. The film showings are free with a suggested donation, and all proceeds will help the MOF exhibition and public program schedule for 2018/19 as the Spring Creek Fire has adversely affected their funds.


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 other popular presentation of Nancy Carroll’s slide- show, Thursday, August 23, 7 at the Cuchara Rec Center.


Two Peaks Fitness offers Zumba 3 days a week

lA VeTA — Beginning Friday, August 24, 6 am at the old school gym at La Veta School you’ll have another day of the week to Zumba! Now offered every Tuesday, Thurs- day, and NOW Friday morning at 6 am in the old school gym. There is a $5 daily fee; free to Two Peaks Fitness members and La Veta Schools faculty and staff.


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


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


Fall Show Reception Friday at SPACe

lA VeTA — The Spanish Peaks Arts Council invites everyone to the opening reception of the Fall Show, featuring photography by Gary and Hulda Benson, tomorrow between 5 – 7 pm. Twenty-two area artists make up the show, with artwork focusing on the autumn season. The Bensons have filled the Fuller Gal- lery with outstanding photographs of many aspects of Colorado, The SPACe Gallery is open Tues. – Friday 11 – 4; Sat. 10 – 4; Sun. 12 – 4 and is located in the La Veta Town Park, 132 W. Ryus. Call 719 742-3074 or visit for information. Ad page 4


Lathrop State Park activities:

wAlseNBURG — Friday, August 24, 7 pm at the Pinon Campground amphitheater learn about the antlered and horned animals of Col- orado with park manager Stacey Lewis.

Saturday, August 25, 9 am, at the amphi- theater the Lathrop State Park naturalist will teach about the principles of Leave No Trace (LNT). This activity is for all ages, but kids who participate can earn a Junior Ranger badge. Saturday, evening, 7:40 pm at the Pinon Campground amphitheater get a Sum- mary History of Southern Colorado with ar- chaeologist and geologist in residence at Bear Basin Ranch, Gary Ziegler.

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.


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 — Francisco fort Museum is cele- brating La Veta’s birthday this Saturday, with free admission, guided tours, a huge sale in our gift shop, and blacksmith demonstrations. In the early part of 1876, La Veta was known as Spanish Peaks or Francisco’s Fort. But in August of that year, La Veta became an incor- porated town. Come celebrate more than 142 years of history! Open 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Located at 306 S. Main St. 719-742-5501.


Spanish Peaks Wilderness Stewards information booth

lA VeTA — Are you interested in improving trail conditions in the Spanish Peaks Wilder- ness Area?
On Saturday, August 25 th , 11 am to 3 pm, at the La Veta Town Park, celebrating La Veta’s 142nd birthday, look for the Spanish Peaks Wilderness Stewards (SPWS) Booth. Meet Jeffer Wingate, U.S. Forest Service, Caelan Parker and Nikki Podrabsky, the SPWS Trail Project Leaders, and learn more about this op- portunity, find out what type of trail work you will be doing, what tools you will be using, the benefits, and how to sign up. If you trail ride, volunteers on horseback are also needed to provide trail maintenance that will improve trails for back country horsemen. The SPWS is a joint project of the San Carlos Ranger Dis- trict of the U.S. Forest Service and La Veta Trails. For more information about the SPWS, contact Jeffer Wingate, Local U.S. Forest Serv- ice Liaison, at, or Marilyn Russell with La Veta Trails at


Congressman Scott Tipton visiting Walsenburg Aug. 25

wAlseNBURG — Congressman Scott Tipton will be in Walsenburg at 3 pm on Saturday, Aug. 25 at La Plaza Inn, 118 W 6th. Scott Tipton’s priority has been to advance policies that grow jobs, support the economy, and keep Colorado’s families safe and secure. Scott will continue the fight to bring Colorado common sense to Washington—focusing on reforming regulation, reining in executive overreach, protecting Colorado’s natural environment, reducing government spending, and removing hurdles so small businesses can do what they do best, creating good-paying jobs.


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, organic soundscapes that impart a mood of peace and tranquility. Admission: $12. Ad page 5


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.


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


Cuchara Chapel service

CUChARA — This week, join us at Cuchara Chapel, located off Hwy 12 just south of Cu- chara village. Sunday, Aug 26, 11 am only, guest Pastor Eileen Ramsey will speak. Come as you are; all are welcome! See ad p. 20


Citizens for Huerfano County (CHC) meeting

lA VeTA — Citizens for Huerfano County (CHC) will hold its annual membership meet- ing Sunday, August 26, 1 pm at the La Veta Public Library (upstairs). Subjects to be cov- ered are: NRCS (National Resource Conser- vation Service) representative Tony Arnold will discuss help after the fire; BLM leases in Upper Huerfano; Wetlands (frog pond) up- date. You can become a member by register- ing before the meeting. Light refreshments will be available.


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: www.face-


Free legal clinic at Spanish Peaks Public Library

wAlseNBURG — This is a reminder for the upcoming free legal clinic hosted by the 3rd Judicial District Access to Justice Committee, Southern Colorado Legal Services, and the Spanish Peaks Library District. The event will take place from 1:30 to 3 pm (times subject to change) on Monday, August 27 at Spanish Peaks Library in Walsenburg. Indigent pa- trons eligible for CLS representation can re- ceive a free 15-20 minute (depending on turnout) consultation with an attorney from Colorado Legal Services via Skype. Judicial staff will also be available to assist with the filling out of forms. For more information re- garding eligibility, please call the 3rd Judicial District Self-Represented Litigant Coordi- nator, C.J. Montoya, at (719) 497-8209.


Water Conservancy District meeting

wAlseNBURG — The Board of Directors of the Huerfano County Water Conservancy dis- trict will meet at Monday, August 27, 6 pm at the Walsenburg Housing Authority, 220 Rus- sel Avenue. Please note, this is a change of lo- cation. The meeting is open to the public.


Mobile Vet Center in Walsenburg

wAlseNBURG — The Pueblo Mobile Vet Center will be in Walsenburg Tuesday, August 28, 10 am to 2 pm at the Huerfano County Community Center. Vet center staff will be on hand to provide inormation about Vet Center services and other resources that may benefit veterans in the area.


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 next meeting will be held Tuesday, August 28, 5:30 pm at the La Veta Community Center, La Veta.


Garage sale at La Veta Village

lA VeTA — Friday and SaturdayAugust 31 and Sept. 1, 10 am to 3 pm at 109 E. Francisco St. come out for bargains on housewares, fur- niture, office and home chairs, desk, filing cab- inets, books, holiday decorations, games and much, much more. If you are a fire victim and would still need essential items, come by and see what we have to aid in your recovery. Call 303-419-0694 for additional information.


The Rifters at Uptop benefit concert

UPTOP — Friday, August 31, 7 pm there will be a La Veta Fire Truck Fundraiser! Come up early with your picnic… byob, a jacket and extra chair. Tickets are $25. Also, this is a CD Release Party; $20 for a set of 2 CDs.


CappTon Reid at the Dog Bar

CUChARA — Friday, August 31, 8:30 to mid- night at the Dog Bar dance into the night in the cool mountain air of Cuchara.


Crunch and Munch at La Veta Mercantile

lA VeTA — Tom Munch joins Ken Saydak for two hours of live music Saturday, September 1, 7 pm. What do you get when you cross the mellow, melodious musical mosaic that is Tom Munch with the blues-soaked crunch of Ken Saydak’s urban Americana? We don’t know either, but we sure know it can’t possibly be something you want to miss. Join us for a slightly sweet, somewhat nutty evening of music, where two of our areas most prolific performers find common ground in the music of America. Ad page 5


Open house at Cuchara Mountain Park

CUChARA — Come up to enjoy the views, sit by the stream, listen to music on the deck, enjoy and ice cream cone AND – drum roll – view the final long term plan for the park Sun- day, September 2, 1 to 4 pm. The Cuchara Mountain Park Committee and county com- missioners will be there to visit about the park’s future. See you there!


Experimental Drawing & Painting At The La Veta School of the Arts

lA VeTA — La Veta School of the Arts pres- ents Peggy Zehring’s fun, abstract, experi- mental drawing and painting one week or two week class which will be presented at The La Veta School of the Arts from Tuesday, Sept.4, through Friday, Sept. 14. Draw with charcoal and then use the images you created uncon- sciously to unfold abstract paintings. You’ll learn to make your work personal and origi- nal. You’ll also learn color mixing, recogniz- ing and capitalizing on your own marks, compositional excellence and much more. All levels of experience are welcome. Tuition is $375 a week. For more information or to reg- ister call 719-742-3421, or e-mail LVArt- or register online at


Celebrate two grand openings at Lathrop State Park

wAlseNBURG — Summer will still be going at Lathrop State Park and the Walsenburg Golf Course in September! The public is welcome to celebrate at the following events on Friday, September 7.:

The park, golf course, Livewell Huerfano County, and the Huerfano County Parks and Recreation District are partnering to celebrate the grand opening of two new attractions- a newly re-surfaced trail around Martin Lake and miniature golf at the course’s clubhouse. Special events for the day are: Walk or ride along the trailall day. Check out a free bike from the bike library at the visitor center. At 4pm take a Nature Walk with park interpreter Tom Macedo (meet at the park visitor center). At 5 pm get in line for free hamburgers, hot dogs, and brats for the public at the golf course. 5:30 pm there is a Ribbon cutting cer- emony. Noon to close- Free miniature golf. At 7 pm there will be Movie night at the amphi- theater featuring the movie Peter Rabbit. A Park pass is required for the nature walk and movie night. Please come join the fun!


Dinner and dance fundraiser for the Warriors

wAlseNBURG — The Walsenburg Warriors will be hosting a spaghetti Dinner ad Dance to help raise money for their team September 8 at Eagles Hall, 612 Main Street. The dinner will be served from 6 to 8 pm and the dance is 8 to 11:30 pm. Tickets are $5 per person at the door. There will be a silent auction and raffles available (must be present to win). The War- riors are a non-profit organization so all monies recieved are donated or raised. Please come out and support our local youth, enjoy some great food and music!


Sangre De Cristo Vocal Arts Ensemble Summer Season Concerts

lA VeTA/wAlseNBURG — Please join us for “An Evening (and afternoon) of Spirituals, Gospels, and Grace,” compliments of the San- gre De Cristo Vocal Arts Ensemble. You will enjoy a concert full of finger-snapping, hand- clapping, foot-stomping, heart-bursting, and soul-uplifting spirituals and gospels, accented by guest soloists and guest instrumentalists. Our summer season concerts will be Saturday, September 8, at 6:00 pm at the La Veta United Methodist Church, 420 S. Main Street, in La Veta, and Sunday, September 9, at 3:00 pm at St. Mary’s Church, 121 E. 7th Street, in Wal- senburg. Call Kalima at 742-5333 for more in- formation.


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.



Chronic pain self-management class

TRiNidAd — A free chronic pain self-man- agement class will be held every Thursday be- ginning today, 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, flexibility 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 sup- port and success build the participants’ con- fidence in their ability to manage their health and maintain active and fulfilling lives. The Chronic Pain Self-Management Program was developed at Stanford University.

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


Meghan Wilbar Farewall Party at THM

TRiNidAd — Come see the amazing works created by Meghan Wilbar while she lived at the Trinidad History Museum, 120 S. Chestnut Street, Friday, August 24, 4 to 6 pm. This event is free. Her work will be on display through August, though other entry times will require regular admission price.


Paul Milosevich art opening at Trinidad State Show

TRiNidAd — Artist Paul Milosevich will re- turn to his home town for a reception and art show opening on Friday, August 24 at the President’s Office at Trinidad State Junior Col- lege 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 refreshments will be served. The paintings will be on display through De- cember 21 during normal office hours, 8 am to noon and 1 to 5 pm Monday through Friday. See article page 16.


Meet & Greet Jared Polis in Trinidad

TRINIDAD — Las Animas County Democrats invite you to meet the local candidates who will be available during the Trinidaddio Blues Pre-Fest in downtown Trinidad, 305 W. Main Street. Candidate for governor, Jared Polis, will meet & greet from 8-9 pm.


Fire Line band on Friday at Spanish Peaks Inn

GUlNARe —On Friday, August 24, enjoy the music of Fire Line, 8 pm to 12 am, $5 cover. Don’t forget Spanish Peaks Inn has Taco Tues- day and specials on Thursday and Friday nights! Dine in or call in and carry out! Spa- nish 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


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.


Voter Registration at Trinidaddio Prefest

TRiNidAd — Las Animas County Demo- cratic Party will have a voter registration table at Miner’s Memorial Park next to the Miner’s Museum during the downtown Triniddadio Prefest on Friday, August 24. Inside the Miner’s Museum, local candidates will be dropping in with a special appearance from governor candidate Jared Polis scheduled for 8:00 P.M. In addition, there will be also be a booth with further opportunity to sign up to vote and to meet and greet local candidates at the Triniddadio Blues Fest on Saturday, Au- gust 25, at Central Park.


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


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 shooting supplies, and supplies for the sportswoman and sportsman. Concessions on site.

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


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.


Trinidaddio Blues Fest

TRiNidAd — Trinidaddio Blues Fest will take place Saturday, August 25, at Central Park. The gates open at 11 am and the music begins at noon. Steeped in the traditions of Chicago Blues and New Orleans, Trinidad- dio’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-nomi- nated artists Robert Randolph & the Family Band, Kenny Neal, C.J. Chenier and the Red Hot Louisiana Band, as well as Dave Specter’s Chicago, Vanessa Collier, Los Albuquerque Blues Connection, Zakk DeBono & the Broken Circle. For tickets, visit: http://www.trini- See ad page 6


Moonlight Hike at Trinidad Trails

TRiNidAd — Join the Trinidad Outdoor Club for a moonlight hike on the new Sand- stone Loop trail Saturday, August 25, 8:30 pm. We will meet at the trailhead parking lot be- hind the Masonic Cemetery. Bring water, ap- propriate footwear and clothing and headlamps or flashlights.


Call for actors at SCRT

TRiNidAd — Auditions for “Dinner with the Boys” will be Sunday, August 26, 2 pm at Southern Colorado Repertory Theatre (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.


The Arkansas River documentary at the Carnegie

TRiNidAd — The Arkansas River: From Leadville to Lamar, a documentary, will screen Tuesday, August 28, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm at Car- negie Public Library.

Did you know the Purgatoire River is the largest tributary to the Arkansas River in Col- orado? In this renowned Rocky Mountain PBS Documentary, we will follow the Arkan- sas River from its headwaters to the Eastern plains. After the film, there will be a discus- sion led by several local water experts:

Steve Kastner – Purgatoire River Water Conservancy District, Gil Ramirez – City of Trinidad Water Manager, Jeff Montoya – Local water commissioner, Tom Verquer – Local rancher and farmer and Arkansas Basin Roundtable representative

The showing is free and open to the pub- lic. Come learn more about water resources and river use as it pertains to the Arkansas River, its tributaries, and our area.

The event is sponsored by the Public Education, Partici- pation, and Outreach (PEPO) committee of the Arkansas Basin Roundtable, Purgatoire River Water Conservancy District, and Purgatoire Watershed Partnership.


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.


Trinidad Mural Project Team

TRiNidAd — Meet at Main & Animas Streets for this all ages painting event on Friday August 31, 6 to 8 pm. Bring the family! Paint and paint brushes provided. Mural coloring sheets for kids! For more information call Maine 847-902-2292.


Paws in the Park

TRiNidAd — Noah’s Ark will be set up at Cimino Park, Saturday, September 1, 8 am to 12 pm during Trinidad Community Farmers Market. Get ready, grab your leashes and get your paws moving to Paws in the Park!

The park will be transformed into Paws in the Park during the Trinidad Community Farmer’s Market where your pets can be vaccinated and microchipped by Dr. Falduto of Trinidad Animal Clinic. You and your pet will also be able to enjoy pet friendly vendors & activities, and check out the wonderful assortment of farmer’s market goods.

Don’t have a furry friend? Find yours at Paws in the Park; there will be lots of great of adoptable dogs, cats, kitties, and puppies at our adoption booth.

You and your best friends can purchase and enjoy an array of local produce, handmade goods, and all sorts of treats at the Farmer’s Market. Pet friendly vendors will also offer an array of pet themed merchandise.

Your dog can even show off their skills in the agility course! It’s an event for the entire family! And we are still planning more activities! A super THANK YOU to Trinidad Animal Clinic for heading up the clinic. A giant THANK YOU to the wonderful Trinidad Community Farmer’s Market for hosting this event!

This event is open to everyone, from everywhere! *Clinic cost per dog or cat:
*Rabies vaccine: $5
*FVRCP or DA2PPV vaccine: $10

*Bordetella vaccine: $10
*Microchip installation $15
*City of Trinidad pet license cost per pet:
*Un-Neutered or Un-Spayed Dog: $15
*Neutered or Spayed Dog: $8
*Cats: $3
If you would like more information, call Noah’s Ark at 719- 680-2385


Terry Lakes concert and dessert bar fundraiser at Trinidad Lake State Park

TRiNidAd — The Friends of Trinidad Lake State Park will be hosting a concert/dessert bar fundraiser at the lake’s am- phitheater from 7-8 pm, Saturday, September 1. The concert will feature Terry Lakes. Admission to the concert is free, al- though a $5 donation is suggested for the dessert bar. Those parking at the lake must have a valid annual or day parking pass.


108th Rodeo Kick Off Dance, Rodeo, and Parade

TRiNidAd — September 1, 8 to 11:59 pm join us for the 108th Labor Day Rodeo Kick Off Dance at the Las Animas County Fairgounds. The 108th Annual Labor Day Rodeo is September 2, 1 – 3 pm at the Las Animas County Fairgrounds. Las Animas County’s 108th Annual Labor Day Rodeo Celebration. Brought to you by the Trinidad Round-Up Association. The Labor Day Parade is Monday, September 3, 9 to 11 am.


Running Roundup Labor Day Parade 5K Run and Walk

TRiNidAd — Run Trinidad is sponsoring the third event in its summer running series: The Running Roundup Labor Day Parade 5K Run and Walk. Packet pickup and race day reg- istration starts at 7:30 am Monday, September 3. Participants will walk from Cimino Park to Pine and Nevada for the start line about 8:40. The race will start at Pine and Nevada at 8:55

just before the Parade starts. Cost is $10 for walkers and $20 for runners who preregister on For more info or to register via phone, contact Jason Stodghill at 719-680- 0171.


LAC Republican Central Committee BBQ Luncheon

TRiNidAd — All are invited to a BBQ lunch sponsored by the Las Animas County Republican Central Committee. The luncheon will take place at the Pavillion area of the Las Animas County Fairgrounds on Monday, September 3, beginning at noon. Tickets for the meal are $11 for adults and $7 for chil- dren.


Fabulous 50’s Fundraiser

TRiNidAd — Support the Southern Colorado Coal Miners’ Museum and have a Fabulous 50’s Saturday, September 8, 11 am to 10 pm at Coal Miners’ Memorial Park. There will be contests for adults and children beginning at 2 pm. Contests will include: Elvis Presley, the Fonz look-a-like, Marilyn Mon- roe, best costume, and best 50’s dancer. Food and adult bev- erages for sale, DJ music of the 50’s all day. Entertaining games for the kids


Artocade 2018!

TRiNidAd — The premiere Art Car Festival and Huge Parade in the Southwest will be September 8 and 9. There are over 100 entries, arts and crafts booths, performers, music, and good grub. Cardango Saturday night dance party, circus and revue 6:30 to midnight at the Las Animas County Fairgrounds. Advance tickets for Cardango, $20 (21 and over) available at DETOUR Gallery, 121 E. Main. For more information check out


Aromatherapy classes

TRiNidAd — The Southern Rockies Heritage School at Trin- idad State presents 3 Aromatherapy classes, beginning Sat- urday, September 8. The class is all about creating the blend that’s right for you. Students taking this class will leave with the confidence to safeluy make basic aromatherapy blends for fun and medicinal use for themselves, family, and friends. The other two classes will be October 6 and November 3. Tuition is $50 for the series.



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!


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


Raton Customer Service Training

RATON — Business owners, store managers, shift managers and other key personnel are invited to come to customer serv- ice training classes on August 29, 3 to 4:30 pm, or August 30, 8:30 to 10 am, at The Center for Sustainable Community, 1309 Park Avenue, Raton.

The classes will include how to welcome guests, what is going on in town and how to stay informated, and how to pro- mote Raton to customers. For more info call 575-245-9000.


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


PEO 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.


Come walk with Us-Walk with a Dog!

RATON — The next Parks and Trails-a prescription for better health walk will be Saturday, September 8, 9 am at Round- house Memorial Park. Walkers will meet at the Raton Regional Aquatic Center. This walk is rated as “easiest”. Bring you own dog, or walk one from the Animal Shelter. As always bring water, a hat, good walking shoes, and sunscreen. For more in- formation call: Nichole at 575-445-3601 or Pat at 575-445-5607 or online


Announcing new exhibit open at Capulin Volcano!

CAPUliN — Capulin Volcano National Monument has opened a new exhibit in the park visitor center, Unearthing Gi- ants: the story of George Mcjunkin. This exhibit features George McJunkin, a former enslaved man turned expert cow- boy, who was loved and respected by his local community here in northeastern New Mexico. George is most well-known for discovering the Folsom Man Site in 1908, located eight miles northwest of Capulin Volcano. This discovery led to the un- covering of Bison antiquus and arrowhead points, proving man’s existence on the North American continent was far longer than scientists of the time originally believed.


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 Ex- tension Service.

The registration fee of $75 includes reception on Friday evening, lunch in Clayton, dinner in Raton, breaks, and com- memorative 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


Wild Things art reception opening

wesTCliFFe — The public is invited to the Wild Things re- ception Saturday, September 1 from 4 – 6 p.m. at 3rd Street Gal- lery, 59000 N. Hwy 69 in Westcliffe. The Wild Things Show is a People’s Choice show with two cash awards to be announced at the reception.

See the show from now until September 28 at the gallery on Thursdays through Mondays
from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

3rd Street Gallery is sponsored by the Sangres Art Guild and run completely by volunteers. Be sure to view the ongoing volunteers show exhibiting the eclectic talents and artworks for sale upstairs. For more information, please visit


The Olde Schoolhouse Quilters’ show

wesTCliFFe — The Olde Schoolhouse Quilters’ 20th annual quilt show will be held August 30-September 2, 2018, from 10:00-5:00 each day. The show will be presented at the old “Westcliff” schoolhouse, 320 South Fourth Street, in Westcliffe. Both modern and antique quilts will be included in the show, as well as a quilt boutique. Ticket sales for the 2018 OSQ raffle quilt, “Jewel of the Sangres,” will be available for purchase, and the drawing will be held at 5:00 on Sunday, September 2.


Trustee resigns position

Town now accepting letters of interest for vacancy by E.E.Mullens LA VETA — Citing an upcoming medical procedure and the subsequent recuperation period, La Veta

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