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Activities & Events for week of August 30, 2018


Newspaper reading club at Daily Perks

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


Two Peaks Fitness offers Zumba 3 days a week

LA VETA — Every Friday, 6 am at the old school gym at La Veta School you’ll have another day of the week to Zumba! Now of- fered every Tuesday, Thursday, and NOW Fri- day morning at 6 am in the old school gym. There is a $5 daily fee; free to Two Peaks Fit- ness members and La Veta Schools faculty and staff.


Lathrop State Park activities:

WALSENBURG — Friday night, August 31, 6:45 pm at Piñon Campground Amphitheater the Mariachi performers from the Chavez/Huerta Preparatory Academy will perform. Arrive early for a good seat.

Saturday morning, September 1, 9 am at the Piñon Campground Amphitheater join the park naturalist for Code Breakers Hike. Par- ticipants will walk a short portion of trail to find clues to decipher a coded message. This is a fun activity for all ages. Saturday evening, Diana Miller from the Nature & Wildlife Dis- covery Center in Pueblo presents Birds of Prey. Miller will have with her live raptors. The presentation will begin at 6:45 pm at the Piñon Campground Amphitheater.

Sunday morning, September 2, the park naturalist will lead a Junior Ranger Activity. Kids will learn about owl behaviors, dissect an owl pellet, and earn a Junior Ranger badge & certificate. The activity will begin at 9 am at the visitor center. Sunday evening, celebrat- ing their 80th year, Walsenburg’s own El Fan- dango will perform traditional dances. The presentation will begin at 6:45 pm at the Piñon Campground Amphitheater. Arrive early for a good seat.

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.


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.


Garage sale at La Veta Village

LA VETA — Friday and Saturday, August 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.


Crunch ‘n Munch: The Debut

LA VETA — 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. Saturday, September 1, 7 pm. Tickets: $15 in advance and $20 at the door at the La Veta Mercantile See ad p. 5


Medusaco open house

WALSENBURG — Medusaco Recreational Dispensary is having their grand opening on Saturday, September 1. 25642 US Hwy 160. See ad p.23


Cuchara Chapel service

CUCHARA — Join us at Cuchara Chapel, lo- cated off Hwy 12 just south of Cuchara village Sunday, September 2, 11 am for visiting pastor Rev. John Bizzzell. Come as you are; all are welcome! See ad p. 20


Free live music at Circle the Wagons

LA VETA — Join us Sunday, September 2, 6:30 pm for the musical entertainment of Marvin C Thiel, Jr; a John Denver and Elvis Presley tribute artist. Marvin has been awarded with the John Denver Tribute Artist Of The Year Award 2016 Nashville TN & 2017-2018 Nominee, Recording Artist.

Please bring your own chair, beverage and dancing shoes! The air can get cool, so bring a blanket. If you do not have a reserva- tion at the park, please park in our offsite parking in front of the garage.


New Artists at La Veta Gallery on Main

LA VETA — The La Veta Gallery on Main, 210 S. Main is pleased to announce a successful opening reception as part of last week’s 4 th Friday Art Walk. The current show, which runs until September 25, features Nard Claar (Colorado Springs) and Gil Mosko (Pueblo). Potter Gil Mosko has been studying and working in clay for 53 years. Although he had an additional career as an Emmy Award win- ning makeup artist in LA for a few decades, he is now back in Colorado where he built a home and studio near Pueblo and works full time as a potter. “My first influences were the Chinese potters of the Sung Dynasty. Their ideals of simplicity and purity became my chief focus. I hope that the Sung principles are apparent in my work today, and I always work toward that excellence.”

Mixed media artist Nard Claar brings the experiences of an array of other livelihoods to his painting. From government employee to business owner, Nard has played a variety of roles. He has been a wilderness guide, ski in- structor, carpenter, commercial photographer, and published poet. He works with several non-profits to promote the environment, arts, and community. “Simplification of shapes to their essential elements is a core component of my style, connecting the viewer emotionally with the delicate web of life.”

The La Veta Gallery on Main is open six days a week (closed Wednesdays). Regular browsing is encouraged.


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!


Veterans Trust Fund Grant application meeting

WALSENBURG — The American Legion, Post 16 in Walsenburg has received a Grant from the Colorado State Veteran’s Trust Fund. We will once again be taking applications and distributing funds on Tuesday, September 4, at the Walsenburg Library, 415 Walsen Ave. from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm. The Veteran’s Trust Fund Grant is not an entitlement pro- gram and not a VA benefit. This is a GIFT from the State of Colorado to Veterans and does not need to be re-paid. Veterans in need of assistance with necessities, i.e.; food, fire- wood, propane, electric, house rental, car re- pair, etc. are eligible for the grant. We cannot make payments for medical appointments or procedures. Distribution of funds will be in strict accordance with the VTF Grant guide- lines from the state of Colorado. To begin the process, meet at the above date and location. Bring the current bill you wish to pay and your DD-214. If you do not have a DD-214, please contact the Veteran’s Service Officer (VSO) Nick Vigil at the Social Services Office, 121 W. 6th, Walsenburg. Phone 719-738- 2810×134 to get instructions on how to obtain one. Monies cannot be disbursed without a DD-214! Widows of Veterans are also eligible. We will need a DD-214 from the spouse.


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


1 on 1 Tech Help is Back!

LA vETA — Coming in September at La Veta Library, Ashley can help you with your tech troubles! Come visit her Tuesdays from 2-3 pm and Fridays from 10:30 am -12:30 pm be- ginning September 4! Walk-ins welcome. There are no silly questions or problems too small!


HCHS meeting

LA VETA — The next meeting of the Huer- fano County Historical Society will be Wed- nesday, September 5 , 4 pm at Francisco Fort in the Capps Building. The public is cordially invited to attend.


Meet and Greet Brian Watson at La Plaza

WALSENBURG — Brian Watson, candidate for Colorado Treasurer, would like to meet with you and answer any questions at La Plaza Inn on Thursday, September 6, 4:30 pm. Watson is running on these four points: Col- orado business leader running against two ca- reer politicians; The most financial experience in the race; Only candidate to pledge not to take a salary from government; Stalwart fiscal conservative with the most support statewide.


Fall Show at SPACe

LA VETA — The Spanish Peaks Arts Council invites everyone to the Fall Show, featuring photography by Gary and Hulda Benson. Twenty-two area artists make up the show, with artwork focusing on the autumn season. The Bensons have filled the Fuller Gallery 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.


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 trail all day. Visitors can 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 ceremony. Noon to close- Free miniature golf. At 7 pm there will be Movie night at the amphitheater featuring the movie Peter Rabbit. A Park pass is required for the nature walk and movie night. Please come join the fun!


Food drive at First Choice

WALSENBURG — Fall is in the air and the cooler nights will soon usher in the need for heating and to some it will mean the difference of staying warm or having food to eat. You can help to alleviate this problem by taking part in the food drive on Friday, September 7, 1 to 5 pm at First Choice Market. This monthly food drive is sponsored by Volunteers for Community and Dorcas Circle Food Bank. Please bring non-perishable food items, buy them at the market and/or monetary gifts are much appreciated. Please make sure that all items have a current expiration date. Your help is urgently needed. Thanking you in advance, Dorcas Circle and the Volunteers for Community.


Mountain Mining Days

WALSENBURG — The Walsenburg Down- town Revitalization Committee presents the 5th annual Walsenburg end of summer cele- bration, Saturday, September 8, 11 am to 5 pm at 6th and Main Street. The parade in down- town Walsenburg will feature marching bands, equestrian riders, floats, collectable cars and so much more! 6th Street will be full of food and artisan vendors, a kids zone with face painting and bounce house, music by Silver Eagle and Dynamix will be on stage at Miners Plaza. In addition, the hot rods and vintage car show will be happening on 5th street. Come out and celebrate with us! See ad page 22


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 Saturday, Sep- tember 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 Warriors are a non-profit organization so all monies received are donated or raised. Please come out and support our local youth, enjoy some great food and music!


Retirement celebration for Sandy Hackbarth

LA vETA — Please join us in celebrating La Veta Public Library Director Sandy Hack- barth’s retirement. A party in her honor will be held at the DeerPrint Wine and Bistro on Sunday, September 9 from 3-5pm. All are in- vited to come and give Sandy a great send-off.

You may leave a wish for her at the li- brary (see front desk for details)! We hope you will come celebrate with us! In lieu of gifts, Sandy has requested that donations be made in her name to the “La Veta Library”.


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 Sangre 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, 6 pm at the La Veta United Methodist Church, 420 S. Main Street, in La Veta, and Sunday, September 9, 3 pm at St. Mary’s Church, 121 E. 7th Street, in Walsenburg. Call Kalima at 742-5333 for more information.


Tri-City Trio featuring Ken Saydak

LA VETA — Tri-City Trio will perform at La Veta Mercantile, Sunday, September 9, 6 pm. This trio is comprised of veteran blues artists Al Chesis, Bob Pellegrino, and local Ken Saydak. Their exceptional talent is reflective of many years in the industry. Join us for an evening reminiscent of big city blues clubs featuring outstanding musicianship and humor coupled with insightful and engaging songwriting. Tickets are $17 in advance or $20 at the door.


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 crafter. If you want to be part of this event, please contact Sandy Dolak at: for consideration.


Free legal clinic at Spanish Peaks Library

WALSENBURG — A free legal clinic for parties who have no attorney, will be featured from 4 to 5 pm on the SECOND TUESDAY of each month at the Spanish Peaks Library at 415 Walsen Avenue in Walsenburg. The next date for the clinic is September 11.

By computer link, volunteer attorneys will answer questions, help fill out forms, and explain the process and procedure for all areas of civil litigation, including family law, prop- erty law, probate law, collections, appeals, landlord-tenant law, small claims, veterans is- sues, and civil protection orders. Walk-ins are welcome, and everyone will be helped on a first-come, first-served basis.

Upcoming dates in 2018 are: October 9; November 13; December 11, 2018.


Film Appreciation Class

LA VETA — The La Veta School of the Arts presents a film appreciation class by film maker Kenny Schneider Saturday and Sun- day, September 15 and 16. Kenny will show at least two full length “great films” on Saturday and Sunday mornings with in depth discussions in the afternoons. This class will offer an overview of how film making began, touching on historical breakthroughs, and the development of editing, lighting and direct- ing: the basic tools for analyzing the art of cinema. This short survey will cover narrative, documentary and experimental forms of film making. The class will be held at the Francisco Center for the Performing Arts, 127 W. Francisco St., La Veta, CO, from 9am to 4pm with an hour for lunch $150 for the weekend.


Close n’ Counter at LVM

LA vETA — Saturday, September 15, 7:30 pm come to the La Veta Mercantile to see Close n’ Counter. Gordon Close and Richard Blanchard form this unique duo with the exciting sounds of a nylon string classical guitar with a steel string jazz guitar making “music with a melody.” Tickets: are $15 at the door.


Fiber and Clay Artists Wanted

LA vETA — The Spanish Peaks Arts Council in La Veta invites artists working with fabric/fiber and also artists working with clay, to enter the upcoming Fiber & Clay show. Artwork will be accepted Sept. 21, 11 – 3 pm and Sept. 22 10 – 3 pm. Entry fees are $5 per entry with a limit of 4 per artist. Ask about groupings of small items that would be displayed and sold as one item. The show will be on display Sept. 25 – Nov. 3, with an open- ing reception Sept. 29. Visit the SPACe web- site for complete information. or call 719 742- 3074.



Chronic pain self-management class

TRINIDAD — A free chronic pain self-man- agement class will be held every Thursday until October 4 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’ confidence 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 comfortable in a group setting. Friends and family welcome to attend! Contact Patricia Duran to register for FREE: 719-845-4875 |


Visit Apishipa Valley Heritage Center

AGUILAR — The Apishipa Valley Heritage Center, 151 E. Main St., will be open Thursday, Friday and Saturday August 30 to September 1 from 10 am to 2 pm. After this weekend the center will only be available by calling Pat at 406-5203 or 680-1393 for an appointment. Call even if your already in town, there is usually someone available to meet you. Groups, families, or individuals are welcome. We have a collection of photos, documents, newspapers and much more with local history and some genealogical info.


THM Monthly Volunteers Meeting

TRINIDAD — Join us Friday, August 31, 10 am in the Santa Fe Trail Museum as we discuss the upcoming month and volunteer opportunities. This is a great time to get to know your THM staff and the other volunteers. Even if you don’t volunteer that month we would still love to have you at the meeting.

Beignets and coffee provided. The Trinidad History Museum is located at 120 S Chestnut Street.


Trinidad Mural Project Team

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


9th Annual Labor Day Golf Tournament

TRINIDAD — The annual Labor Day Golf Tournament at the Trinidad Municipal Golf Course will be held Saturday, September 1 through Monday, September 3 with an op- tional free round of golf on Friday August 31.

The Format is individual MATCH play. The Handicapped Tournament fee is $150 per player. Prizes are gift cards for the 1st, 2nd, 3rd and consolation champs. Gift cards amounts determined by the number of en- trants. Phone: 719-846-4015 or e-mail: trini- for more information.


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 vac- cinated 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 assort- ment 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, hand- made 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 activ- ities! A super THANK YOU to Trinidad Ani- mal 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


Dinky Doggie Derby

TRINIDAD — Calling all tiny, mighty, dinky dogs! Our first ever Dinky Doggie Derby is happening Saturday, September 1 during Paws In The Park at farmer’s market at Trini- dad’s Cimino Park. Registration and weigh- in begins at 10:30 am; derby begins at 11 am

What is it? It’s a dash to the finish line, it’s the chance to run faster than any other dog to your owner… it’s the chance to win a big trophy! So tiny mighty dog, tell your people you are ready – tell them you want to win – tell them to enter you into the derby! There are three classes of entry:
•Featherweight: 8 pounds & under •Middleweight: 9 to 14 pounds •Heavyweight: 15 to 20 pounds

There is no entry fee. All dinky dogs must have two handlers: one to hold them at the start line and one handler waiting at the finish line. The dinky dog in each class who crosses the finish line fastest wins first place for the class; second and third place will also be awarded in each class. Dinky dogs entrants are encouraged to bring their best manners, wear their leashes while awaiting their chance at the derby, be vaccinated, and be ready to be

the stars of the day. Yes, pet costumes are welcome so long as they fit comfortable and your pet can move freely in them.


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.


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 amphitheater from 7-8 pm, Saturday, September 1. The concert will feature Terry Lakes. Admission to the concert is free, although a $5 donation is sug- gested for the dessert bar. Those parking at the lake must have a valid annual or day parking pass.


108th Labor Day Rodeo kick off dance, rodeo, and parade

TRINIDAD — Saturday, September 1, 8 to 11:59 pm join us for the 108th Labor Day Rodeo Kick Off Dance at the Las Animas County Fairgrounds. 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. See ad pg. 26


Celebrate 10th year anniversary at Spanish Peaks Inn

GULNARE —On Sunday, September 2, 4 to 8 pm help the owner of Spanish Peaks Inn cele- brate 10 years owning the Inn. A pot luck and slide show will be served and Blue Canyon Band will perform. There is no cover charge for this celebration! Don’t forget Spanish Peaks Inn has Taco Tuesday and specials 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 5


Bar NI Ranch Community Fund Fall grant application available now

LAS ANIMAS COUNTy — The Bar NI Ranch Community Fund is accepting grant proposals. Grants may be awarded in the areas of education, youth development, envi- ronment and conservation, health and human services and civic or public benefit. Grant awards must be made to 501c3, non-profit or- ganizations in the Purgatory Valley. For a pro- posal packet, contact Tom Perry at The deadline is Friday September 28.


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 registration starts at 7:30 am Monday, Sep- tember 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 Ne- vada 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 Stodg- hill at 719-680-0171.


LAC Republican Central Committee BBQ Luncheon

TRINIDAD — All are invited to a BBQ lunch sponsored by the Las Animas County Repub- lican Central Committee. The luncheon will take place at the Pavillion area of the Las Ani- mas County Fairgrounds on Monday, Sep- tember 3, beginning at noon. Tickets for the meal are $11 for adults and $7 for children.


Christmas Cantata Rehearsals

TRINIDAD — It’s that time of year! Everyone is invited to sing with the All Faiths Choir. Have fun singing praise for the Christmas Cantata, Tuesdays starting September 4, at 5:15. Trinidad United Methodist Church, 216 Broom, Trinidad. See ad below


Paul Milosevich art show at Trinidad State president’s office

TRINIDAD — Artist Paul Milosevich will return to his home town for an art show which will run through December 21 at the President’s Office in the Berg Building, Room 218. The paintings will be on display during normal office hours, 8 am to noon and 1 to 5 pm Monday through Friday.


Public opinion sought for managing mountain lion population

TRINIDAD — If you want to have a voice in how Colorado Parks and Wildlife manages the mountain lion population in the areas around Trinidad, your time has arrived.

CPW is revising its population management plan that will guide the agency as it sets harvest objectives over the next 10 years. As part of the process, the wildlife agency has scheduled a public hearing Wednesday, Sept. 5, 6 pm at the Student Center, Trinidad State Junior College. CPW is inviting hunters, ranchers and the general public to speak out on its manage- ment plan and influence policies governing the population.

The targeted mountain lion population spans Game Man- agement Units 85, 851 and 140 – essentially from Walsenburg and La Veta Pass south along the Sangre de Cristo Divide to New Mexico and east of Trinidad along Colorado Highway 160 to Highway 389.

CPW has a goal of updating objectives in its herd man- agement plans every 10 years. The existing management plan, also called a Data Analysis Unit or DAU, for the herd was ap- proved in October 2005.

Public feedback is being sought on whether to maintain the current objectives for the next 10 years. Under the existing management objectives, hunters seem to be generally happy and CPW has not received a tremendous number of com- plaints about game damage.

If you disagree with those observations, please speak up. Your opinions and evidence could cause CPW to take a differ- ent approach in revising this plan.


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 Monroe, best costume, and best 50’s dancer. Food and adult beverages 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 Saturday and Sunday, Sep- tember 8 and 9. There are over 100 entries, arts and crafts booths, performers, music, and good grub. Cardango Sat- urday night dance party, circus and revue 6:30 to midnight at the Las Animas County Fairgrounds. Advance tickets for Car- dango, $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 safely 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.


Goree scholarship public meeting

TRINIDAD — Are you a Las Animas County high school sen- ior interested in earning a full tuition scholarship? Attend the Mary John Goree Scholarship public meeting to learn more Sunday, September 9, 6:30 pm at Ziccardi Hall in the Mt. Car- mel Community Center. The meeting will cover both the Las Animas Goree and Princeton Goree scholarships. The schol- arships are available exclusively to residents of Las Animas County to attend four-year colleges and universities in the United States. The scholarship offers recipients a guaranteed minimum award that will meet or exceed full tuition and fees.

Visit and see What’s new for 2018-19 for more information.


Rosh Hashanah services at Trinidad’s Temple Aaron

TRINIDAD — All those wishing to continue the tradition of celebrating the Jewish High Holidays are welcome Sunday, September 9, 7 pm and Monday, September 10, 10 am at Tem- ple Aaron, 407 S Maple Street. Rabbi Lewis Bogage of Denver will officiate the services. Light refreshments will be served after each service.

While no one will be turned away, we are requesting a donation of $36 per person (covering both services) to cover the cost of food and other expenses.


Watch battery replacement day

TRINIDAD — Join the Mt. San Rafael Gift Shop, 410 Bene- dicta Ave., for this one day only event Wednesday, September 12, 10 am to 4 pm. Bring your watches, hearing aids, and car remotes in for new batteries. Need a link taken out of or added to a watch band? They can do that too! Services provided while you wait or drop them off and pick them up at your con- venience. Need a new watch? Fashion watches for the whole family will also be available for sale!


Free legal clinic at Carnegie Public Library

TRINIDAD — A free legal clinic for parties who have no attorney, will be featured from 3 to 4 pm on the SECOND TUES- DAY of each month at the Carnegie Public Library, 202 N. Animas Street. The next clinic will be held Tuesday, September 11, 3 to 4 pm. By computer link, volunteer attorneys will answer questions, help fill out forms, and explain the process and procedure for all areas of civil litigation, including family law, property law, probate law, collections, appeals, landlord-tenant law, small claims, veterans issues, and civil protection orders. Walk-ins are welcome, and everyone will be helped on a first-come, first-served basis.

Upcoming dates in 2018 are: October 9; November 13; December 11, 2018.


Archery clinic at Trinidad Lake State Park

TRINIDAD — The Friends of Trinidad Lake State Park will be hosting an archery clinic Sunday, September 16. Those who successfully complete the clinic will be able to rent equip- ment to use at the archery range after the course. Cost for the clinic is free; those parking at the lake must have a valid an- nual or day pass. Clinic size is limited to twelve participants; to register, contact Amy Harmes at 719-422-3089.


Hunter Education Class

TRINIDAD — Saturday Sept. 18, 8 am to 5 pm and Sunday, Sept. 19 2 pm until finished (must attend all sessions) at Prator Shooting Range, 42013 CR 24.6. Participants can sign-up for class on-line at: Call 846-7403 for more info or contact Jim Hamilton:


Peacock Ball 2018

TRINIDAD — Noah’s Ark Animal Welfare Association’s Pea- cock Ball will celebrate the 20-year anniversary of the incep- tion of the organization on the night of Friday, September 22, at the Sebastiani Gym. The Peacock Ball has been the signa- ture fundraiser for Noah’s Ark and, once again, is hoping to exceed expectations with:

• Dessert Auction
• Silent Auction
• Music by DJae Spacely
• New Shelter Wish-Board
• Dinner by Ringo’s Catering • Puppy Parade

Proceeds of this formal event will benefit NAAWA and the construction of a new animal shelter. Action items include artwork, antiques, services from local businesses, and hand-crafted jewelry. A “Shabby-to-Fabby” section will feature one- of-a-kind re-purposed items made by local artisans.

The highlight of the night’s offerings will be the “New Shelter Wish-Board” where patrons will have an opportunity to sponsor a shelter room or kennel; each sponsorship will include a plaque in their honor at the new shelter. Memorial bricks and paw-shaped plaques will also be available at varying levels to commemorate donations. The estimated completion date is the Fall 2019; funds are needed to help “Raise the Woof” of this essential community facility.

Doors open at 5:30 pm | Dinner served at 6:30 pm. For- mal Attire, Must be 18 years to attend, All tickets will be pre- sold. For those wishing to support Noah’s Ark by attending the Peacock Ball, tickets may be purchased at the Noah’s Ark Thrift Store, 147 E Main St, or by calling 719-846-8578. Sup- porters may also purchase tables of 8, or make a monetary do- nation. (Tickets are $50 each and available only in advance. Corporate tables are available for $600)

For more information concerning the Peacock Ball or how you can contribute to help build a new animal shelter, please call 680-2385 or 846-3953. Noah’s Ark Animal Welfare Association is a 501c3 nonprofit. All donations are tax-deductible as permissible by law.



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 helpless 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!


Dawson Reunion activities

RATON —The Dawson, NM Reunion is held August 31- September 3. Several activites are planned through the weekend. The Raton Museum will have a special exhibit and open house for Dawson. The museum will have a photo and artifact ex- hibit “Life in Dawson” in the gallery August 31 to September 3. Saturday, September 1, 7 pm is the Dawson Reunion Social, at the Raton Elks Club, 300 S. 2nd St., and Sunday, September 2, 8 am is the Dawson Reunion Picnic, Dawson NM.


Change of venue for the First Street Farmers Market

RATON — Saturday, September 1 ONLY, the farmers market will be held from 1 to 4 pm at the Raton Visitor’s Center, 100 Clayton Road to accommodate for the Gate City Music Fest on 1st Street.


108th Bean Day Celebration & Wagon Mound’s 100th Birthday

WAGON MOUND — August 31 – September 3 come down to Wagon Mound for a great weekend of celebration. Schedule of Events:
Friday – August 31- Bean Cleaning Party 6pm

Fundraisesr Dinner 6:30pm
Street Dance 7-11pm all at the Firehouse
Saturday – September 1st: Street Vendors All Day Veterans Memorial Service 9am
Veterans Memorial Park Car & Truck Show 11:30am Rodeo 2pm Rodeo Grounds
Dance 8pm WMHS Old Gymnasium
Sunday – September 2nd Street Vendors All Day Breakfast 8am,Firehouse
Amateur Horseshoe Tournament 10am
Mud Bog Races 11am S. Catron Avenue
Rodeo 2pm, Rodeo Grounds
Dance 8pm, WMHS Old Gymnasium
Monday – September 3rd- Street Vendors All Day Wonders on Wheels, All Day
Gun Fighter Show, 8:45am
Parade, 9:30am
Street Races, Following Parade
Free BBQ, 12 noon
Gun Fighter Show, 12:30pm
Music in the Park, 12 noon – 3pm
Bingo, 1pm, Santa Clara Parish Hall
Rodeo, 2pm, Rodeo Ground


Run for the Wall Reunion & Memorial Bricklaying

ANGEL FIRE — Calling ALL RFTW Riders, supporters, and 2018 and 2019 FNGs from Central, Midway, and Southern Routes on Saturday, September 1. We are 1 Mission | 3 Routes. RFTW has the honor of presiding over and being in-charge of the annual brick laying service at the Vietnam Veterans Memo- rial in Angel Fire, NM. We encompass this also with an RFTW Reunion of FUN and fellowship.




Cleveland Roller Mill Museum Millfest

CLEVELAND, NM — The Cleveland RollerMill Museum is hosting a festival, Saturday, September 1, and Sunday, September 2, 10 am to 5 pm. 50+ artists, native foods, baked goods, dance exhibitions, and continuous musical entertainment.

The Cleveland Roller Mill Museum, a 3-story adobe water-powered historic flourmill, will be in continuous operation. There are 4 tours daily. Cost free to arts and crafts area; $2 parking per carload; $3 entrance to mill museum; Mill tours; $4 per person-sign up in advance at mill entrance as tours are limited to 25 people.

Cleveland Roller Mill Museum, is located on Highway 518 – mile marker 31 in Cleveland, NM (2 miles NW of Mora)


Ben Cordova Concert in the Park

SpRINGER — Saturday, September 1, 4 pm Ben Cordova, Grammy Music Award winner, will be in concert in the gazebo in the park. Ben will also be at Springer Assembly of God for the entire service on Sunday, September 2 , 10 am. Bring the family and enjoy good music and fellowship.


4th Annual Gate City Music Festival

RATON — The exciting Gate City Music Festival is Saturday and Sunday, September 1 and 2 on Historic First Street.

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 30


GOTV, meet and greet Stephanie Richards and Michelle Lujan Grisham

RATON — The Colfax County Democrats are hosting some important events and people on Sunday, September 2 at Casa Lemus. 5 to 6 pm – Get Out The Vote information and vol- unteer sign up. Your time is needed to canvass neighborhoods and to make phone calls.

6 to 7 pm – Meet and Greet with Stephanie Garcia Richards (Land Commission Candidate)
6:30 – 8 pm – Meet and Greet with Michelle Lujan Grisham (New Mexico Governor Candidate).

There are only 11 weeks until the General Election and YOUR participation is needed to help change the direction of our state. Let’s ensure that Colfax County is BLUE this election cycle! Your Vote Is Your Voice! Come and be a part of the change that the people of New Mexico need.


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 scholarships 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.


Cimarron Community Roundtable Meeting

CIMARRON — The next Community Roundtable meeting is September 10, 5 pm at the First Baptist Church of Cimarron, 5 Lambert Hills Blvd. We encourage all to attend, who are interested in seeing our Frontier Communities Grant project move forward.


42nd Annual International Exhibition & Sale

RATON — The drop off date for artists for the 2018 Inter- national Exhibition and Sale is Friday, September 14, 9 am to 12 pm at International Bank, International Room, 200 S. 2nd Street. Purchase Award Patrons Day is Tuesday, Sept. 18, (In- terested in becoming a Patron? Please come by…)

8:00am – 6:00pm
The show opens to the public Wed., Sept. 19, through Fri., Sept. 21, 9 am to 5 pm. The Awards Presentation and Reception will be Friday, September 21, 6 pm.

For additional information or questions contact: direc- or call (575) 445-2052
Awards Reception




TCF is offering monetary grants for the Spring Fire Recovery Effort.

HUERFANO/LAS ANIMAS COUNTIES — Trinidad Community Foundation is soliciting Grant applications for the Spring Fire Recovery Effort. The application period will run from August 23 – September 10. The Monetary Grants are available to non-profit organizations in Las Animas and Huerfano Counties that either directly assisted with combating the Spring Fire or provided direct assistance relating to the Spring Fire relief.

The applying organizations must have policies about dis- crimination, and not have a history of discrimination based on age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expres- sion, ethnicity, disability, national origin, political affiliation or religious belief—and sign a statement to this effect as part of the grant application. The grant project must not be related to promoting any political or religious doctrine and/or outreach effort.

Grant applications are available upon request at info@trin- or by calling the Trinidad Community office at 719- 846-5940.




Wild Things art reception opening

WESTCLIFFE — The public is invited to the Wild Things reception Saturday, September 1 from 4 – 6 p.m. at 3rd Street Gallery, 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.


Preserving the harvest food preservation classes-pickling

PUEBLO — Extension Agent, Laura Krause of CSU Extension-Pueblo County will hold a hands-on food preservation workshop on Pickling, Wednesday, September 12, 1 -4 pm or 6-9 pm. Making and canning your own pickles is one of the easiest things you can do with produce. This class will cover pickling fruits, vegetables and relishes. Registration deadline is September 5.

Location: CSU Extension – Pueblo County, 701 Court Street, Suite C, Pueblo, CO 81003
Fee: $10.00, limited space

To register by cash or check only: Mail or bring cash or check only to CSU Extension-Pueblo County. Make check payable to Pueblo County Extension Program Fund.
To register online by credit card go to:
Contact: Laura or Christine at 719-583-6566 for more information.


GOCA features Huerfano artists in two new exhibitions

COLORADO SpRINGS — The show, “Confluence: Linda Fleming” is opening Thursday, September 6, at the Marie Walsh Sharpe Gallery: Ent Center for the Arts, 5225 N Nevada Avenue. There is an Artist Talk, 5 – 6pm at the Chapman Re- cital Hall next to gallery followed by the opening reception, 6 to 9 pm in the gallery. The exhibition will be on view through December 9,

Linda Fleming is an artist whose work makes physical such impermanent elements as wind, air, light and shadow. This major solo exhibition will feature works in steel, wood, rubber, felt, and paper, and includes two monumental scale public works at the Ent Center for the Arts. Fleming is best known for her large-scale outdoor sculptures that draw from the desert and mountain environments surrounding her three studios in the Bay Area, Nevada’s desert and Southern Colorado’s Huerfano Valley. She is a founding member of the artists’ community Libre in Gardner, Colorado, where she maintains a studio that she hand-built.




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