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Activities & Events for week of February 28, 2019


Two Peaks One Book program kickoff at La Veta Public Library

LA VETA — The La Veta Library is proud to kick off this year’s highly anticipated” Two Peaks/One Book” Series with some exciting events. This year’s chosen book is “Flight Behavior” by Barbara Kingsolver and our theme is “How Communities Cope with Change”.

The next segment of the program will be on Thursday, February 28, also at 2 pm and it will be a moderated book discussion of the fascinating selection “Flight Behavior”. We hope that you will come to any of all of our programs whether or not you have read the book. We value your input! Sponsored by the Friends of La Veta Library with delicious refreshments provided. For more information please call 719-714-3572.


Flood meeting in La Veta tonight

LA VETA — Tonight, Thursday, February 28, 7 pm at La Veta Community Center there will be a public information meeting on the potential flooding in La Veta. It has been determined that portions of the Town of La Veta have a high potential for flash flooding due to the Spring Fire disaster. The Town of La Veta will be holding the second in a series of public meetings to provide updates and additional information on the possible flooding and to respond to questions. Anyone living in the Cucharas River or Middle Creek area, or downtown La Veta area needs to attend this meeting.


Open Mic Night at La Veta Mercantile

LA VETA — Come out for a free evening of comedy, poetry, singing, acting, or your chance at getting on your soapbox for a few minutes Thursday, February 28, 6 pm. Reserve your space soon, because this is a favorite event. Open Mic is hosted by world famous blues musician Ken Saydak. Contact the Mercantile to reserve your space, 719-742-3387.


Grand re-opening at Crafty Canary

WALSENBURG — Join us Friday, March 1 for a grand re- opening party! We’ll be tapping several of our new brews and unrolling a fresh new cocktail menu! The Canary will be open our usual hours, drop by any time for festivities.


Dorcas Circle and VFC food drive at First Choice Market

WALSENBURG — Dorcas Circle and the Volunteers for Community will be having a non-perishable food drive at the First Choice Market on Friday, March 1, 1 to 5 pm. Many folks have to make decisions as to whether they pay their utilities or have food to eat, especially after this hard winter season. Please bring non-perishable food items, buy them at the market and/or donate money at our table near the front door. All donations are greatly appreciated! Please make sure that all items have a current expiration date.

Dorcas Circle also accepts items at the food bank, 911 Main Street, on Tuesday and Thursday mornings. VFC and Dorcas Circle serve those in need in all parts of Huerfano County. Thanking you in advance.


The Rifters at the Mercantile

LA VETA — The Rifters will play at La Veta Mercantile, 300 S Main Street, Friday, March 1, 7 to 9 pm. The Rifters formed in 2002 in the fertile and creative music scene of Taos, New Mex- ico from members of two popular bands already active in the area. Jim Bradley and Don Richmond of Hired Hands, and Rod Taylor of the Rounders, who had all known one another for years playing in the acoustic dance-oriented Americana music scene of northern New Mexico, decided to join forces to form The Rifters. Putting out more music than it seems should be right for three guys on stage, the Rifters employ a wide

range of acoustic and electric instruments, combined with soaring three-part harmonies, to provide a mesmerizing variety of music from driving blue-grama-grass to ethereal desert beauty. The years of playing to the dance crowds in their northern New Mexico homeland has given their music a toe- tapping rhythm that is engaging and undeniable. With a pedigree of bands like Hired Hands, the Rounders, and South by Southwest among them, the Rifters are truly a musical voice of their region of high desert vistas and mountain majesty. Ad- vance tickets are $15 or by at the door for $20. For more information call 719-742-3387.


Chalking and Cocktails at Daily Perks

WALSENBURG — There will be a Chalking workshop Saturday, March 2, 4 pm at Daily Perks, 110 E 5th Street. Paste, surface, and transfers provided. The cost for the workshop is $30. For more information call 719-890-1072


Mardi Gras Chili Cook-off

LA VETA — Saturday, March 2, 5:30- 8:30 pm come out for the Mardi Gras Chili Cook Off and Silent Auction at Mission Deli Mesa Bar. The cook off is sponsored by the La Veta Oktoberfest committee. Tasting tickets for delicious red, green or “mysterie” chili, just $7 per person and kids are free. Join us for this crowd pleasing fundraiser for the year’s favorite event and support scholarships and local aid to the needy! We are also still accepting entries for our chili chefs. Great prizes and bragging rights for all 3 chili types. Stop by La Veta Public Library before February 28 to sign up or call Mitzi at 719-742- 5278.


Pop-Up Sale at La Veta Mercantile

LA VETA — La Veta Mercantile, 300 South Main Street, welcomes Free the Monkey Consignment for a spectacular Pop- Up Sale featuring mens & womens clothing, housewares, home decor and more! A portion of the sale proceeds will benefit the Celtic Peak International Music Festival.

Victims of the Spring Fire and families in need, please private message us for an extra special shopping experience!

There will be a pre-sale on Saturday, March 2, 2 pm. Pay a $5 entrance fee and get first pick of the fabulous sale items! The pop up sale on Sunday, March 3, 10 am to 5 pm, requires no entrance fee. All sales are cash or check only!


Register ASAP for Life Seeds relationship workshop

WALSENBURG — The Saturday, March 9 Life Seeds XO life changing event to enhance relationships has limited seating. Early registration is required. The workshop is for everyone in a relationship whether dating, engaged, newlywed, in a mature marriage, or empty nester. Every relationship can be better with a little expert advice.

Life seeds and your home church invites you to attend, Saturday, March 9, 10 am to 5 pm at Villa Jubilee. Registration begins at 9 am with Continental breakfast and the conference includes lunch. The fee for attending is $30 per couple or $15 for a single. Scholarships available. To register go to, contact us at, or call 719-989-8118. Some scholarships are available.


Cuchara Chapel service

CUCHARA — Services are held at 10 am every Sunday at the Cuchara Chapel, located just south of Cuchara Village on Hwy 12. Rev Eileen Ramsey presides. All welcome, come as you are. ADA accessible. Special music by Tom Munch.


Healthcare provider CPR Class

WALSENBURG — Spanish Peaks Regional Health Center is sponsoring a CPR class for healthcare providers Monday, March 4, 9 am at the SPRHC Training Center, 326 Main Street. Please sign up if your card expires within the next six months. Register at:


SPBA Mardi Gras Mixer at MOF

WALSENBURG — The Spanish Peaks Business Alliance invites the community for an evening of gumbo, King cake and wine from Alys’, beer from the Crafty Canary, and masks with the help of Art for a Cause Tuesday, March 5, 6 to 8 pm at Mu- seum of Friends, 109 East 6th Street. Come celebrate Fat Tuesday at the Mardis Gras Mixer.

The spotlight speaker is the La Veta Cuchara Chamber. The mixer is free for members or $10 at the door for non-members.

Art for A Cause will be making decorated masks to purchase, or will help you make your own masterpiece! Make a mask that represents your business, your goals & dreams, your ‘why’ – whatever it is, come get creative! Contact Karen at 719- 890-4055 for more information.


Lent begins in the Spanish Peaks

SPANISH PEAKS — Lent begins on Ash Wednesday, March 6, and ashes will be distributed in the Spanish Peaks Catholic Community churches:

St. Anthony Of Padua, Aguilar at 8:30 am
Christ The King, La Veta at noon
Sacred Heart, Gardner at noon
St. Mary O.L.S., Walsenburg at 8:30 am and 5 pm

On Ash Wednesday,the teens of Spanish Peaks Catholic Community will host a baked potato bar (after 5 pm Mass) to raise funds for their summer trip to Steubenville of the Rockies youth event. $5 for a huge stuffed baked potato and a drink.


Ash Wednesday at United Church

WALSENBURG – An Ash Wednesday service will be held at Wednesday, March 6, 12 pm in the United Church, across from Loaf ‘n Jug. Ash Wednesday is the first day of Lent leading to Easter and is marked by placing an ash mark on the forehead in sign of penitence. This short service, open to all, is designed so that workers may have time to have their lunch afterwards and return to work. John Stroh will conduct the service, which will be held in our “chapel”, the small meeting room. Entrance is on the south side of the church, Kansas Avenue side, through the door with steps.


Movie matinee at La Veta Library

LA VETA — The next free movie matinee at La Veta Library will be Wednesday, March 6, 2 pm. The movie choice this month is “Made in Dagenham” starring Sally Hawkings.


HCHS March meeting

WALSENBURG — The next meeting of the Huerfano County Historical Society will be held Wednesday, March 6, 4 pm at the Huerfano Heritage Center, 114 W. 6th. The public is invited to attend.


Flood preparedness meeting at the Fox

WALSENBURG — A community Flood Preparedness meeting for Walsenburg will be held on Wednesday, March 6, 5:30 to 7:30 pm at the Fox Theater. The meeting is open to the public and everyone in Walsenburg is encouraged to attend. County and City officials will be presenting invaluable information to increase awareness of the potential impact of flooding due to the Spring Fire here in Walsenburg. Presenters include Larry Sanders, Huerfano County Emergency Manager, John Galusha, Huerfano County Administrator, and city staff.

Also to be discussed will be the City’s evacuation plan and re-entry procedures based on the salamander system. Everyone who resides in Walsenburg, or has property in the City is strongly encouraged to attend!


FOL Spring book sale

WALSENBURG — Friends of the Spanish Peaks Library have an upcoming book sale on Thursday, March 7 & Friday March 8, 10 am to 5 pm. If you would like to help with setup on Thursday March 7, come over to the library from 8:30 am to 11 am. Want to join our group? Please call Dalene at 738-1184.


Two Peaks/One Book series continues

LA VETA — Sam Law will introduce Tom Friedman’s bestselling book “Thank you for Being Late” Thursday, March 7, 2 pm. This will be the 4th event from our Two Peaks/One Book series and Sam will concentrate on tying the astonishing findings in the book with out theme “how communities deal with change”. It will be a fascinating discussion, sponsored by the Friends of LaVeta Library with delicious refreshments.


Orientation meeting fo CircleTalk

WALSENBURG/ LA VETA — The public is invited to an orientation meeting for Circle- Talk. Meet new people and have interesting and meaningful conversations. Be part of a dynamic program at Walsenburg Housing Au- thority, 220 Russell, Thursday, March 7, 2 pm and La Veta Public Library Friday, March 8, 2 pm. CircleTalk is a simple idea with 1 hour regular weekly meetings. Come meet new friends. Find out more about the program or for more information call Beckie 303-419-0694. Weekly meetings begin March 14 and 15 respectively for 12 weeks. See you there.


Huerfano Soup at La Veta Mercantile

LA VETA — The next Huerfano Soup at the La Veta Mercantile, sponsored by Bachman & Associates will be held Thursday, March 7, 5 pm. One dish + one vote + one passionate community = Huerfano Soup.

Huerfano Soup is a monthly community- based potluck where participants, through this micro-granting dinner, assist a variety of projects in Huerfano County. A potluck item and a $5 donation makes you eligible to vote on the evening’s presentations. As a diner, you will hear 3 five-minute pitches from community members who need funding for projects that are beneficial to the community. Enjoy the best $5 dinner in town with your friends, then choose the winning proposal to receive the evenings donations.


Tri-City Trio featuring Ken Saydak at the Mercantile

LA VETA — Mercantile favorites Tri-City Trio will perform at La Veta Mercantile Saturday, March 9, 7 pm. Tickets are $15 advance or $20 at the door.

Originally from Washington D.C., harmonica player/vocalist Al Chesis has been a perennial presence on the Denver and Colorado blues scene since the 1980s. As founder and bandleader of the highly-awarded Delta Sonics (voted best blues band by the readers of Colorado’s premier entertainment magazine, Westword, for six consecutive years). A New York City native, guitarist/vocalist Bob Pellegrino has been a mainstay in Colorado blues for over twenty years. As a member of the Delta Sonics, Bob is a two-time choice of the Colorado Blues Society for best slide guitarist. Ken Saydak, who moved to La Veta from Chicago, Illinois, has enjoyed a more than forty-year career as a musician, writer, vocalist, and producer. Ken is the pianist, organist, and accordionist on over sixty albums by national and international artists.


La Plaza de los Leones festival planning meeting

WALSENBURG — Volunteers from Eagles Hall are working to get the La Plaza de los Leones festival going again. We need people who would be interested in helping put the event together and to see if there is enough interest to move forward. Please call Jim Garcia 719-251-0483. We will meet March 8, 6 pm at Eagles Hall. 614 Main Street.


History Happenings Salon

LA VETA — The Huerfano County Historical Society invites you to our History Happenings Salon Sunday, March 10, 2 pm. The History Happening Solon is a series of presentations and discussions on happenings that affected Huerfano County. This salon topic is “Colorado’s First Commune?” which is a discus- sion of the German Colony in Custer County. Our presenter is David Steffan, M.A., University of Denver, local historian .


Two Peaks/One Book showing at the library Mar. 11

LA VETA — The next event in the Two Peaks/One Book is the showing of an amazing documentary,”From Paris to Pittsburgh” Monday, March 11, 2 pm. “From Paris to Pitts- burgh” is about how people across the country are developing solutions to deal with climate change since America’s exit from the Paris Cli- mate Agreement.


Family Game Night at La Veta Mercantile

LA VETA — The next Mercantile Family game night will be Thursday, March 14, 6 pm with drink specials and free ice cream. Cabin fever? Come join your neighbors for Family  Board Games with our fearless leader, John Costea. Game night at the La Veta Mercantile is the second Thursday of each month through April. Game night is replete with beer, wine, soda, coffee, snacks, music, and GAMES! Support our local merchants this winter… we all need each other! This event is FREE


St. Patrick’s Day dinner at United Church

WALSENBURG — Wear a bit of green and come to the St. Patrick’s Day dinner at the United Church, across from Loaf ‘n Jug, Saturday, March 16, 6 pm. The dinner is open to all and is free;, however, monetary donations are welcome so that the church can continue to offer the dinners monthly. The menu includes corned beef and cabbage or sausage and sauerkraut, potatoes, green beans, salad, dessert, and drinks. There will be live music and lots of fun and fellowship. Please use the Kansas Avenue (south side) handicapped door where you see the green shamrocks and lights.


Stand-up Comedy with Mike Stanley at the Fox

WALSENBURG — Originally hailing from Motown, and after spending a decade honing his craft in the windy city of Chicago, Mike regularly tours, both domestically and internationally. Don’t miss out on an incredible op- portunity to catch the man in action – this high level of killer stand-up is too remarkable to sit out Saturday, March 30, 8 pm. Tickets avail- able at or at the theatre.



Senior Citizens Day at Books & More

TRINIDAD ̧— Senior Citizens Day is Friday, March 1, at Books & More Bookstore, 132 N. Commercial Street. Most items are 50% off. Store hours are 11 am to 4:30 pm.


Care Kits at Carnegie Public Library

TRINIDAD — Join us on the first Friday of each month at the Carnegie Public Library, 202 N. Animas Street, to assemble Care Kits for those experiencing homelessness, and learn about some of the challenges they face. This month we will meet on Friday, March 1, 3 to 4 pm. We’re seeking donations of new socks, soft food (like applesauce cups,) toothpaste, toothbrushes, deodorant, soap, band-aids, baby wipes, and so on. If you’ve been want- ing to help, but not sure how, this is a great opportunity to get involved! Call for more information: 719-846-6841


College application help at Trinidad History Museum

TRINIDAD — Friday, March 1, 9 am the Trinidad History Museum staff will be giving help to students who may need help with College Applications, FAFSA, personal essays, Job Applications, etc.. Walk in’s accepted, appoint- ments encouraged.


Jim Blecha reception at TSJC

TRINIDAD — A reception for the art show, “Photos of Jim Blecha” will be held Friday, March 1, 4 to 5:30 pm in Room 218 of the Berg Building at TSJC. Light refreshments will be served. The photos will be on display for six months during normal office hours (8 am to noon and 1 to 5 pm Monday through Friday).


Adult reading at the Carnegie

TRINIDAD — The adult reading program is held each year during the first quarter. This year’s theme is A Universe of Stories: The story of the universe. We will be taking this year’s theme quite literally, the core of the pro- gram will be a series of presentations highlighting astonishing discoveries about the world we live in. Also, we’ll be revisiting the very popular adult spelling bee, and we’ll feature a presentation on how to use the library’s powerful databases. Two science fiction movies will round out the program. Pick up a reading list for science and science fiction books available at the library.

The next program will be held on Friday, March 1, 5:30–6:30 pm when we learn about “Deep Space: Distance is Time” which discusses how astronomers can look back towards the Big Bang.


Mardi Gras Ball

TRINIDAD — Saturday, March 2, 6 pm the A.R. Mitchell Museum of Western Art, 150 E Main Street, will hold their annual fundraiser Mardi Gras Ball. The entertainment will be Nacho Men. Tickets are $50 each. They will be available in advance starting February 5 or at the door. For more information call 719-846- 4224.


CappTon Reid and Fat Tuesday celebration at Spanish Peaks Inn

GULNARE — Come out to Spanish Peaks Inn, 22590 CR 41.6 in scenic Gulnare and listen and dance to CappTonReid, Saturday, March 2, 8 pm to 12 am. There is a $5 cover charge. There will be a Mardi Gras Celebration, Tues- day, March 5. Gumbo will be served all day! Spanish Peaks Inn has daily food specials and lodging. For more information call 719-941- 4288.


Canvas & Conversation

TRINIDAD —The monthly Canvas and Conversation at Mt Carmel Wellness Center, 911 Robinson Ave. will be Monday, March 4, 6- 8 pm. The cost for the class is $25 per person which includes art supplies, snacks, glass of wine and wonderful conversation! Call Patricia Duran at 719-845-4875 to reserve your spot or email Patricia at


Shrove Tuesday pancake dinner

TRINIDAD — The Shrove Tuesday Pancake Dinner is hosted by Holy Trinity Academy and will be held Tuesday, March 5,5 to 7 pm at Fishers Peak Soup Kitchen, 308 Church Street. Adult tickets are $8, children 10 and under $5.


Free health screenings at LAC Health Department

TRINIDAD — Free health screenings will be provided for anyone interested at the Las Animas-Huerfano Health Department, 412 Benedicta Ave, Thursday, March 7, 9 am to 12:30 pm. Screenings provided will include a cho- lesterol panel, hemoglobin A1c, blood pressure, and a pre-diabetes screening. Each screening takes approximately 20 minutes. Screenings are by appointment only. Register by calling 719-846-2213.


Book Readers Rock!

TRINIDAD — Book Readers Rock is a club for readers in grades 6 through 8 at the Carnegie Public Library, 202 N. Animas. The next meeting of the club is Friday, March 8, 1:30 to 3 pm. The library provides a free book ( Title to be announced).


Adult reading program-Special Relativity

TRINIDAD — The adult reading program continues at the Carnegie Public Library, 202 N. Animas, Friday, March 8, 5:30 to 6:30 pm. Special Relativity was stated more than a century ago, but still a little hard to grasp. Come out for our discussion.


The Youth Club of Trinidad Gamers Tournament

TRINIDAD — Buckle up and choose your favorite player in our first gamers event Friday, March 8, 7 to 9 pm at the Youth Club of Trini- dad, 204 E. Kansas Avenue. Compete head to head to see who’s the best go-kart racer in our Grand Prix or work together in several Team Tournaments. This is a great opportunity to socialize with other like minded peers and build social connections over a common interest while enjoying some friendly competition and team building. We will section the tournaments into age classes and the evening is open to ages 6-17. For info call 719-422-8090.


Storytime puppet club at the Aguilar Public Library

AGUILAR — The Aguilar Public Library will host Storytime Puppet Club the second and fourth Saturday each month starting Saturday, March 9, and concluding May 25. The puppet club will meet 12 to 2 pm and refreshments will be served. There are two ways to sign up for the club: sign up at the library, 146 W. Main or call 719-941-4426. Please provide adult supervision for the younger children.


Carnegie Family Game Club

TRINIDAD — The Carnegie Public Library hosts a Saturday get-together to have fun with board games each month. The next family game club will be Saturday, March 9, 2 pm. Everyone is invited: you must be at least 6 years old to play, but younger siblings can watch. Mousetrap! Monopoly! And more!


Philosophy club at the library

TRINIDAD — The Carnegie Library is starting a new program for those that enjoy discussing philosophy. The club will meet each month on the second Tuesday from 5 to 6 pm. The first meeting will be Monday, March 11, 5 to 6 pm. Do you like philosophizing with others about timeless questions? Join us for a monthly facilitated conversation. Inspired by the Café Philosophique movement, and by Socrates Café, by Christopher Phillips. If you enjoy contemplating what we are and why we’re here, join us for this facilitated discussion. Everyone welcome!


FREE legal help at Carnegie

TRINIDAD — The next free legal clinic at the Carnegie Public Library will be Tuesday, March 12, 3 to 4 pm. Patrons can have a private video conference with an attorney, here at the library. Call the library at 719-846-6841, or come in to sign up in advance. Normally, there will be four, fifteen minute sessions to discuss civil matters only.


Mt. San Rafael Hospital new provider open house

TRINIDAD — There will be an open house to welcome new providers at Mt. San Rafael Hospital, 410 Benedicta Avenue, Thursday, March 14, 5 to 6:30 pm. All are invited to welcome Damian Mizera, MD, Ashton de Cardenas, PA-C, Lindsey Mochel, FNP-C, and Luis Santiago, MD, to Mt. San Rafael Hospital. For more information call 719-846-8099.


Holy Trinity Academy seeks vendors for Spring Fling

TRINIDAD — Holy Trinity Academy seeks vendors for the Saturday, April 6, Spring Fling at Sabastiani Gym. Booths will be reserved on a first-come-first-serve basis. The deadline for registration is Friday, March 15. We have 25 available spaces. The cost is $30 per space. Your space will be reserved when you turn-in the registration form and $30.

One 8-foot table and two chairs will be provided for each booth. Electricity is available. Please indicate if you need electricity. HTA will sell concessions. Vendors may not sell food or drinks to eat at the event. The HTA vendor con- tact person is Susie Wichert, 719-846-4522.


Season Pass Tickets at SCRT

TRINIDAD — Heading into its 17th season, the SCRT is the region’s crown-jewel for performing arts. Each summer the SCRT brings a company of actors, designers, and directors to Trinidad for the repertory company. In 2013, Trinidad be- came a Certified Colorado Creative District and is now the demonstration project for Colorado’s Space to Create program, fueling a surge in downtown historic building renovations and creative enterprise. With a rich history in the arts and creative achievement, Trinidad’s down- town Creative District is a focal point of tourism and continued economic growth.

Season pass tickets are available for purchase now at or by calling our box office at 719-846-4765. The SCRT Season Pass includes four tickets to the SCRT Summer Season and five tickets to the Trinidad Com- munity Theatre season. The season pass rate is $160 and available through April, 15th 2019.



Call to artists: “The Art of NM Women”

RATON — Old Pass Gallery will accept up to 5 pieces of artwork on Wednesday and Thursday, February 27 & 28, from 10am to 4pm. The show is “The Art of NM Women” which includes art from women in the surrounding area also! The entry fee for this show is $10 per piece or $5 if you are an Artist Member. All entries must be original works (painting, sculpture, mixed media, photography and textile.) The show will open to the public on March 5. For additional information or questions contact: or call (575) 445-2052


Early Childhood Literacy Night

RATON — Come help celebrate Early Child- hood Literacy Night Thursday, February 28, 5:30 to 7 pm at Longfellow Elementary School, 700 E 4th Street. The celebration is free for all families of children aged 0-5. There will be pizza, door prizes, and play time. Child care provided. For more information call: 575-445-9261


“Through His Eyes” male artists-coffee at Old Pass

RATON — We have decided to try something new and have a “closing coffee” with our male artists. Come out and have conversation with our talented male artists over a cup of coffee. Friday, March 1, 5 – 7 pm at Old Pass Gallery, 145 S. 1st Street. For additional information or questions, contact: or call (575) 445-2052


Free smoke alarm installation in Raton

RATON — The City of Raton & American Red Cross will be in the City of Raton area installing free smoke alarms and providing home fire safety education Saturday, March 2, 9 am to 2 pm. This service takes us about 20 minutes per house to help save lives. To set up an appointment, text your name & address to: Lucas Brooks, 505-551-2211 or Trisha Zendel, 575-491- 2960.


Free AARP Tax Preparation

CIMARRON — Free income tax preparation and e-filing is being offered by trained AARP Tax Aide preparers in Cimarron on Friday, March 8. Please call the Senior Center for an appointment 575-376-2979.


Raton public open house: economic development

RATON — Come and learn about the efforts underway to help grow the economy here in Raton at the Community Economic Development meeting, Thursday, March 7, 6 pm at the Raton Convention Center, 901 S 3rd.

The City has hired the economic development consulting group Better City to help create and implement an economic development strategy. GrowRaton! and the
Center for Community Innovation will also be presenting information about their economic development efforts at the open house. Please attend this kickoff open house to:
– Share your ideas and vision for Raton
– Discuss potential projects and initiatives
– Provide input and help prioritize projects