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Activities & Events for week of October 18, 2018


Laura Lee Carter at La Veta Library

LA VETA — Please join us at the LaVeta Library as we kick off our adult program series for the fall and winter months. Our first program will be today, Thursday, October 18, 2 pm (please note the new time) in the upstairs meeting room. Laura Lee Carter, published author and blogger, will recount her adventures of moving from Denver to Navajo Ranch in 2014. Her book is entitled “A Memoir of Retirement: From Suburbia to Solar in Southern Colorado” and she will be presenting some great insights on discovering a peaceful, healthy, inexpensive lifestyle as well as some wonderful photos. We invite you to come and share your story, and perhaps learn something valuable information or meet someone new to our area. As always, the program is sponsored by the Friends of the La Veta Library, free to the public. and tasty refreshments are provided. Hope to see you there!


Bike and Pedestrian Advocacy Team meeting

WALsENBURG — A quick reminder that our Bike and Pedestrian Advocacy Team meets today, Thursday, October 18, 4:30 pm at Washington Underground. Agenda items include: update on commissioner’s meeting about illegal dumping and next steps. See you then.


Huerfano County Democratic Party meeting tonight

WALsENBURG — The Central Committee monthly meeting will be held today, Thursday, Oct. 18, 5:30 pm at the Walsenburg Housing Authority activty room, 220 Russell Avenue. Come on down and join in on the discussion. Our mission as Huerfano County Democrats is for every citizen in Huerfano County to be informed, engaged, and voting.


Open house at First National Bank

WALsENBURG — Come celebrate our 25 years in Walsenburg at an open house Friday, October 19, 9 am to 3 pm in the lobby of the bank, 135 W. 6th Street.


What does the future hold?

WALsENBURG — A full week of seminars will be held at Walsenburg Free Seventh-day Adventist Church, 214 Pine Street Friday, October 19 through Sunday, October 28. Each day a new topic will be discussed. “What does the future hold?” Come out to the prophecy seminars and find out!


Art for a Cause class on felting

WALsENBURG — Looking to try something new and creative? How about taking a jewelry, ceramic or other art class? Art for a Cause is located at 112 E 5th Street in Walsenburg. Our mission is to make arts FUN. One on one, in groups or parties. We offer flexible hours.

Classes include Beading, Chain Maille, Silversmithing, Precious Metal Clay, Ceramics and Needle Felting. Fiber Artist Susan Botelho will be teaching a beginner needle felting class on Friday, October 19, 2-4:30 pm. Class cost is $15 including materials. $5.00 off felting class if you’re attending 5:15pm yoga at Washington Underground after class! Call 719-890- 4055 to sign up for a class or get involved. Hours are posted on door. Watch for our FB page-coming soon!


Beginning T’ai Chi classes at LVSA

LA VETA — Often referred to as “the gentle art of yielding”, the ancient, slow moving Chinese practice of T’ai Chi Chuan is also healing in many ways. New, beginning classes will be held beginning Saturday, Oct. 20, 9 am at The La Veta School of the Arts, 105 W Ryus, across from the town park. Classes will be held Saturday mornings from 9-10. The cost is a donation of $5 per class or $20 for a month of classes. For more information, call Peggy Zehring 719-742-5193, or e-mail: or


17th Annual Health Fair

WALsENBURG — The annual Health Fair will be set for Saturday, October 20, 9 am to 12 pm at the Huerfano County Community Center, 928 Russell Avenue. Come pick up your blood draw results and visit with many vendors, win door prizes, play games, and sign up for drawings.


Death of a Nation screening at the Fox Theater

WALsENBURG — Fox Walsenburg will screen Dinesh D’Souza documentary, Death of a Nation, on Saturday, October 20 at 2 pm. Ticket prices are’Adults are $7, and students are

$6. Inspired by the turbulent events of post-2016 presidential election America, Dinesh D’Souza’s Death of a Nation reveals an eerie similarity between the situations faced by President Trump now and the situations faced by President Lincoln in 1860. The film demonstrates how Trump can use the example of Lincoln to shut down the Democratic plantation once and for all.

Through historical re-creations and a searching examination of fascism and white supremacy, filmmaker Dinesh D’Souza exposes hidden history and truths. Death of a Nation, Rated PG-13, is a documentary film with a running time of 1h 49m. For more information on the screening email Mike Peters at


Free Two Peaks Fitness gym memberships for Spring Fire victims

LA VETA — Two Peaks Fitness, with a grant from the Trinidad Community Foundation, is providing free gym memberships to those who have lost or had severe damage to their homes due to the Spring Fire. These free memberships are available while they last. Call 742-3555 or come by Two Peaks Fitness, 216 S Main St in La Veta for more information. Studies show that exercise reduces stress by lowering adrenalin and cortisol, and increasing production of endorphins, a mood elevator.


Storytime Explorers at La Veta Library

LA VETA — La Veta Public Library is a proud recipient of the “Reading is Fundamental Award” for Best Public Library 2018 by Winnie Family Favorites: the Best Places for Kids by Par- ents! LVPL is proud to have been chosen and offer our since- rest thanks to our loyal patrons! We continue to offer exceptional children’s programming, including Storytime Explorers for our toddler age group! Join us Wednesday mornings at 10 am for storytime and playtime (snacks provided). We are also proud to participate in Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library, which promotes early childhood literacy by sending our participants FREE books! And don’t forget, our school classroom Story times for Pre-K through 2nd grade are also open to all homeschool children! For more information, please contact!


Health and Wellness seminar

WALsENBURG — A seminar sponsored by Walsenburg Free Seventh-day Adventist Church will be held Sunday, October 21, 2 to 5 pm at 214 E. Pine Street. This seminar is lead by Betania Lugo, Natural Health Consultant and Nutritional Therapy who will teach about healthy alternatives that work using healthy meals preparation from God’s original diet.


Paranormal 970 visit at the La Veta Public Library canceled

LA VETA — Due to the Spring fire, the team from Parnormal 970 was unable to continue their research at Francisco Fort. Their program in the La Veta Public Library set for Sunday, October 21 has been canceled. The team will reschedule a program for next June.


Learn about the new Huerfano Judicial Center at SPLD

WALsENBURG — On Monday, October 22, 5-6 pm a presentation/question/answer session with coffee and snacks will be held at the Spanish Peaks Library. Come out and find out about the new center.


Chamber of Commerce Fall Mixer

LA VETA —. The La Veta/Cuchara Chamber of Commerce is holding a fall mixer at Mission Deli Mesa, 124 N Main in La Veta, Monday, October 22, beginning at 6 pm. All members and future members are invited to attend. Appetizers provided, cash bar. Meet in the bar in the back section of the Sammie’s building.


Water Conservancy District Board

WALsENBURG — The Board of Directors of the Huerfano County Water Conservancy District will meet at 6 pm on Monday, October 22, in the activities room of the Walsenburg Housing Authority, 220 Russell Avenue. This will be the location of future meetings until further notice. Agenda items will include: Sheep Mountain Augmentation Facility Phase 2 construction update; CWCB loan extension discussion; director committee reports; acceptance of budget for public inspection; augmentation water reservation requests by augmentation plan participants. The meeting is open to the public.


Casting call at Francisco Center of Performance Art

LA VETA — The FCPA theater will hold a casting call for a June 27-30th production of Fawlty Towers Monday, October 22, 6:30 pm. If you are interested, try to view the episodes of Fawlty Towers (circa 1970’s) Waldorf Salad and Communication Problems before casting so you are familiar with the characters. Coral Anderson or Mark Worgan for details at 303-903-2175


Many active life classes offered by Two Peaks Fitness each week

LA VETA — Zumba every Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday, at 6 am at the La Veta School old school gym. Zumba is a dance-based fitness class using a fusion of Latin and international rhythms with easy-to-follow-moves. It includes both cardio and resistance training components designed to tone and sculpt the entire body, and is for adults of all ages and fitness levels. Free to La Veta Schools and Two Peaks Fitness members; $5 daily fee for others lets you use all Two Peaks Fitness facilities and classes for that day.

Power Fitness is now offered every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 9:30 am at Two Peaks Fitness, 216 S Main St in La Veta. This class focuses on a workout using a mix of cardio, light boxing, and weight lifting. For more information call 719-742-3555.

Join us for hatha Yoga every Tuesday, 9 am at the La Veta Public Library, 310 S Main St, and Friday, 9:15 am at the La Veta Community Center, 131 E Ryus Ave. These classes are led by Mary Ann Lane. Learn yoga postures and breathing exercises to bring peace to the mind and body. These classes are great for seniors and all ages and a wonderful way to start the day and get some gentle exercise in!

A spin bike class is held 6 mornings a week, every Monday through Saturday at 7:30 am. Also, Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7 pm. Classes focus on endurance, strength, training intervals, high intensity periods of cycling, and recovery. Two Peaks Fitness is located at 216 S Main St in La Veta.

Yoga stretch classes for seniors is every Monday and Wednesday, 9:15 am at the La Veta Community Center, 131 E Ryus Ave. Not ready for hatha yoga? Yoga stretches include transitions between hatha yoga postures, Level 1 Pilates stretches, dance exercises, and breathing techniques.

swiss Ball Classes, 10 am, every Monday and Wednesday at the La Veta Community Center, is geared towards seniors, this class provides opportunities for increasing balance and stability while using your abs and glutes, and helps to coordinate upper and lower extremities while strengthening your core.


Presentation on new Huerfano Judicial Center at La Veta Library

LA VETA — For La Veta/Cuchara residents there will be a presentation/question/answer session Wednesday, October 24, 6-7 pm at the La Veta Library. Refreshments will be available.


Trivia Night at Crafty Canary Brewery

WALsENBURG — Gather a team and join your favorite librarians for a night of trivia, Wednesday, October 24, 6:30 to 8:30 pm at the Crafty Canary Brewery, 107 E. 5th Street.

What to expect: Six rounds – 10 questions each round; Each round has a topical theme; Each question is worth one point; Teams are allowed up to six members; Questions are read aloud and teams write down the answers, turning answers in at the end of each round.

The team with the most points after six rounds is the winner. Use of cell phone/tab- lets/devices is forbidden. There is NO CHARGE to participate in trivia. Food & Drink will be available for purchase. For more information call 719-738-2774.


La Veta Public Library begins first movie of fall/winter adult programming

LA VETA — The LaVeta Library will be show- ing its first movie of the adult programming season on Thursday, October 25, 2 pm (please note the new time!). Our feature film will be “Mad City”starring Dustin Hoffman and John Travolta. It is the story of a disgruntled security guard who loses his job and takes hostages at a California Mall. Dustin Hoffman stars as reporter accidentally caught up in the event that could make his career. The movie originally aired in 1997 but the topic is timely and the acting is excellent. Join us for a free popcorn and a fun afternoon. Sponsored by the Friends of LaVeta Library. For more information, call 719-742-3572 or visit


Scary Story Contest

hUERFANo CoUNTY — Do you enjoy all things spooky, creepy, and just plain frighten- ing? La Veta Library is holding its 10th annual Scary Story Contest! This year middle school, high school students, and adults can enter in any or all of three categories: Short story and poetry; image and sculpture; and film and music. $50 first prize will be awarded in each category! Turn in stories by Thursday, October 25 at the library. For more information, contact the library or email Ashley at Let your dark inner artist shine through!


FCPA Show Choir second season begins soon

LA VETA — If you LOVE to sing and love people—the Francisco Center for the Perform- ing Arts Show Choir is the place for you! Re- member—this is a non-auditioned choir so here’s your chance to sing all sorts of fun music. Rehearsals start Thursday, October 25, 5-6:30 pm at the theater (127 West Francisco) under the primary direction of Sam Sortore, but also includes the conducting experience of Peggy Arnold-Hoobler and Joanne Vargo. Questions? Call call Di Sortore at 303-882- 7764.


Huerfano County Farm Bureau candidate forum

LA VETA — NOT for Members Only-The Huerfano County Farm Bureau Annual Meet- ing is being held Saturday, October 27, in the La Veta Community Center at 131 E. Ryus St. In lieu of a speaker we are holding a Huerfano County Candidate Forum and are inviting anyone who is interested to attend. There is a meal of either brisket or lasagna with the trimmings (including dessert) for $10. Registration begins at 11:30 with the meal to follow. The candidate forum will begin at approximately 1:30 pm. If you are interested in join- ing us for the meal, please RSVP to Nancy Coe at 719-404-3444 by Monday, October 22. You are of course welcome to join us for just the candidate forum.


Ancestor Installation Exhibit at MOF

WALsENBURG — The Ancestor Exhibition at Museum of Friends opens to the public Saturday, October 27, 3 to 7 pm. Music, dance and refreshments will be available. The exhibit runs to January 26.


Halloween Bash at LVM

LA VETA — There will be a Halloween Bash at La Veta Mercantile Saturday, October 27, 7- 10 pm. Come out and listen to the band, 2 Weeks in Fiji, plus compete in the costume contest and win great prizes. 1st prize is an overnight stay at the Sand Dunes Hot Springs; 2nd prize is a $50 gift card to Aly’s; and the 3rd prize is a $25 gift card to La Veta Mercantile.


Comedy Club: Allan Goodwin at Fox Theatre Walsenburg

WALsENBURG — The next Comedy Club at the Fox, 715 Main, will be Saturday, October 27, 7 to 9 pm. Al Goodwin is one of the funniest and respected comics on the circuit today, who brings laughter to any room, anywhere, anytime. He connects with his audiences with relevant material describing his own observations and experiences. Al works in almost every area of the country—performing for large corporate events and galas, large military events, private parties, clubs, colleges and bar mitzvahs. Tickets are $10 general admission or $20 for a table. Tickets available at burg/ or at the door.


Pancake and waffle breakfast

WALsENBURG — The Knights of Columbus are having a pancake or waffle breakfast Sun- day, Oct 28 11:30 am to 1 pm at Msgr Delaney Hall (behind St Marys church on E 7th). Breakfast prices are: adults $7, kids under 12 free.


Save the date: Democratic candidates coming to Walsenburg- come meet them and help get out the vote

WALsENBURG — Come and meet the major statewide Democratic candidates on Sunday, October 2 at 2pm, at La Plaza Inn-118 W 6th St, Walsenburg.

Candidates arriving on the Democrat candidate tour bus for a get out the vote rally- include:
• Former Interior Secretary Ken Salazar • Senator Michael Bennet

• Lt. Governor Candidate Dianne Primavera • Attorney General Candidate Phil Weiser • Secretary of State Candidate Jena Griswold • US Congressional Candidate Diane Mitsch Bush

• CU Regent Candidate Lesley Smith

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St. Mary Catholic Church in Walsenburg is celebrating fall in a big way!

WALsENBURG — On Halloween, October 31, come to “Trunk or Treat” in the St. Mary parking lot (7th and Main, behind Carl’s Jr.). There will be a spaghetti dinner in the new Delaney Hall (only $25 for a whole family), games, prizes, a “sainted” house, pumpkin carving, a campfire for making s’mores, and lots of fun decorated car trunks to trick or treat at in a safe, kid friendly environment.

On Saturday, November 3, kick off the Christmas shopping season at the St. Mary’s Quilt and Craft Fair, 9 am to 3 pm in the new Msgr. Delaney Hall. Crafts, quilts and quilt- ing supplies, Christmas gifts, ethnic baked goods, candy…and coffee and home made pie! Vendor booths are still available. A $25 booth includes 6′ table, chairs, and one meal ticket. Email to register by Monday, October 29.

On Sunday, November 4, St. Mary celebrates its Fall Fest and Bronco Bash from 11:30 to the end of the game. Watch the game with friends, play Bronco Bingo, win Bronco door prizes, and enjoy the most fun tailgate party in town in the warmth of Delaney Hall. Silent auction, more shop-ops, and a chance to win $300 in the Fall Fest and Bronco Bash Raffle. Call Natalie at 719-738-1204 for more information on these and other events or to buy tickets.


Trucks & Treats from the Huerfano County Fire Department

WALsENBURG — The Huerfano County Fire Department would like to invite the com- munity to come to Trucks and Treats on Halloween night, Wednesday, October 31, 4 to 8 pm in the Safeway parking lot, 222 W 7th Street.

An award ceremony will take place at 6 pm to honor seven firefighters for their courage and bravery during the Spring Fire. Come enjoy and celebrate the evening with candy, coffee, and hot cocoa.


The Rocky Horror Picture Show at the Fox

WALsENBURG — There will be a midnight Halloween showing of a classic event The Rocky Horror Picture Show at the Fox Theatre, 715 Main Street, Wednesday, October 31, 7:45 pm. Attendees are encouraged to come in costume and/or bring props.

From the organizers: The longest-running midnight movie of all time stars Tim Curry as the kinky yet endearing “transsexual from Transylvania”, Dr. Frank N. Furter; Susan Sarandon and Barry Bostwick as his hapless guests, Brad and Janet; Meat Loaf as motor- cycle-riding rough trade; and author Richard O’Brien as the hunchbacked butler Riff Raff. It’s harmless musical fun—a delightful spoof of Hollywood horror movies and Old Dark House melodramas. The Rocky Horror Picture Show was the first—and is still the best— interactive movie experience!



HULA Legislative symposium RSVP TODAY

TRINIDAD — Enjoy great presentations, net- working with partners and discussion and data related to the bi-county region October 26,12 – 2 pm at TSJC – Pioneer Room, 600 Pro- spect Street. Meet elected officials and candidates. RSVP by Thursday, October 18 by calling 719/845-0463 or email:


Third Thursday Heritage Nights at THM

TRINIDAD — Each month on the Third Thursday, the Trinidad History Museum, 120 S Chestnut Street, will be hosting a heritage night focusing on different aspects of Colorado life. Come out Thursday, October 18, 5 to 7 pm to enjoy sweets, treats, and hands-on activities! October’s topic will be Victorian Superstitions. These programs are geared towards adults, but all ages are welcome.


Cat sale now at Noah’s Ark!

TRINIDAD — Our fall kitten inventory has unexpectedly arrived with an abundance of cuteness! All kitten adoptions are $25 at Noah’s Ark happening now through 4 pm Saturday, October 20. Adoptions include spay/neuter, vaccines, 30 days of free pet health insurance, a $10 follow-up vet visit at Trinidad Animal Clinic, and more! Not looking to adopt but want to help? Make a very special gift now. Your support will provide nourishing food, veterinary care, and much more to thousands of animals in need this year.


BEST competition at TSJC

TRINIDAD — October 20 from 10:30 am to 5 pm, cheer on the students as they put their ro- bots will be put to the test at the BEST competition at TSJC. Admission is free. Winners may then choose to compete at a regional competition in Denver later in the fall. see article page xx


Las Animas County Republican Women’s Club

TRINIDAD — The Las Animas County Re- publican Women’s Club will meet Saturday, October 20, 11:30 am to 1 pm at La Quinta Inn and Suites, 2833 Toupal Drive. This is an important meeting to discuss reorganization. Free pizza will be served.


Nicol’s Cottonwood Corner Pumpkin Patch

hoEhNE — Visit Nicol’s Cottonwood Corner, 19990 CR 75, in Hoehne for a Pumpkin Patch this October!

The pumpkin patch will be available Saturdays & Sundays through October 28 from 1- 4pm. Appointments can be made to visit during the week. Please call 719-680-1402.


Joe Mestas at Spanish Peaks Inn this Saturday in Gulnare

GULNARE — Come out for live music at the Spanish Peaks Inn Saturday, Octover 20, 7 to 11:30 pm. Live music by Joe Mestas & dance, $5 cover charge. Food & drink available for purchase. Lodging options available. Spanish Peaks Inn is located in scenic Gulnare at 22590 CR 41.6 #10

Saturday, October 27, 8 pm to 12 am be ready for the annual Halloween Bash! Drink specials, costume contest, and live music by Turning Point


Knowledge is Power- and family friendly

TRINIDAD — A free family friendly educational program presented by Lisa Hains Barker, Ph.D, licensed clinical psychologist will be held Monday, October 22, 5:30 to 6:45 pm at TSJC Pioneer Room. Your body and brain are interconnected so what affects one may affect the other as well. In this class participants will learn about brain and body connections that can change with concussion trauma, or even stress. Along with knowl- edge of brain and body connections, participants will engage in mindfulness and breathing exercises for such connection changes. Join Lisa as she walks you through a lesson on the brain and body along with teaching you how to improve the connection between the two. Space is limited, please RSVP prior to the class: 719-846-4416.


Listen, talk, work it out: Conflict Resolution Month

TRINIDAD — October is Conflict Resolution Month which brings Coloradans an opportunity to learn, practice and promote respectful and constructive ways of dealing with conflict, dispute, and disagreement. Conflict Resolution is a canopy under which many practices, both old and new, are found. They include arbitration, mediation, restorative justice, and non-violent communication. A grow- ing number of cities have joined the state in recognizing Conflict Resolution Month, and this includes the City of Trinidad, since 2017. and the Trinidad Carnegie Public Library will celebrate Conflict Resolution Month with two public events in October.

The next conflict resolution event is Mon- day, October 22, 5 to 6:30 pm. The library is excited to present a free, public screening of two TED Talks. “Is the World Getting Better or Worse?” is a look at the real numbers, by Steven Pinker. In “Finding Confidence in Conflict,” Kwame Christian talks about using conflict as a tool to improve communication. The event will include a facilitated discussion. Both October events are free and open to the public.

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Diabetes self-management

TRINIDAD — A three day Diabetes self man- agement class will be held Tuesday, October 23 – Thursday, October 25, 3 to 5:30 pm at Las Animas County Health Department, 412 Benedicta Avenue. The class is presented by Dr. Ivory Raye, ND, and Yvonne Romero, RN, CDE in conjunction with Mt. San Rafael Hospital and Mt. Carmel Wellness & Community Center.

This class is completely FREE. The Elvira Martin Scholarship will pay for anything not covered by insurance and for those without insurance. Learn how to eat healthier, manage diabetes, and reduce health risks. Get FREE resources: Mayo Clinic DVD “Wellness Solutions for Diabetes”, free foot exam extension mirror, free class book and CD. To register, call 719-845-3117.


Cooking and Money Matters at TSJC

TRINIDAD — A fun and free hands-on skills, nutrition, and financial education program that teaches how to prepare healthy meals, plan, save money, and begins Wednesday October 24, 5 to 8 pm. The weekly classes will run October 24 through December 12 (skipping the week of Thanksgiving). Dinner and free groceries wil be provided! Class size is limited. Please Call Mary Richards to register: 719-859-7137.


HuLA Early Childhood Council bi-county community discussion

TRINIDAD — “The Future Begins with Babies” is the topic for the bi-county discus- sion Thursday, October 25, 2 to 4 pm at Las Animas County District Health Department, 412 Benedicta Avenue. Facilitation will be by Jacy Montoya, of the “Think Babies/Colorado Childrens’ Campaign”. Please RSVP buy October 24, to 719-845-0463 or email:


Back to school info night at Primero

PRIMERo — Come out October 25 from 5 to 7 pm enjoy tours of new facilities every half hour; meet the teachers and administration; give input into future programs for the district; and give input into after school and summer programming for students and the community. A fundraising dinner for the senior class will be served with: Hamburger, soda, and chips for $5, or Cheeseburger, soda, and chips for $6.


Beginner group guitar lessons at THM

TRINIDAD — Joe Gillis has been playing and teaching guitar for over twenty years. Come learn the basics and meet other beginners Thursday, October 25, 5:15 pm at the Trinidad History Museum, 120 S. Chestnut Street. Lessons will be held every Thursday at 5:15 pm in the Bloom Mansion, Trinidad History Museum. The cost is $15 per student per class. Bring your own guitar. Please call 840-470-9947.


Monster Mash at Trinidad Youth Club

TRINIDAD — TYC Dance Team fundraiser, Monster Mash, will be held Thursday, October 25, 7 to 9 pm at the Youth Club of Trinidad, 204 E. Kansas. Tickets are $5 which includes refreshments. For more information, please call 719-422-8090.


THM Monthly Volunteers Meeting

TRINIDAD — Join us in the Santa Fe Trail Museum Friday, October 26, 10 am as we discuss the upcoming month and volunteer opportunities at Trinidad History Museum. The museum is looking for docents, greeters, garden assistance, and educational volunteers. 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!


Fall Movie at Aguilar Public Library

AGUILAR — The Aguilar Public Library will have a Fall movie screening Friday, October 26, 12 to 2 pm. Arrive early for a pre-movie game! Feel free to bring treats to share! The Aguilar Public Library is located at 146 W Main Street.


Trinidad State student art to be displayed in Walsenburg

TRINIDAD — Walsenburg’s Museum of Friends will display the works of two Trinidad State art students in its annual El Dia de los Muertos Exhibition from October 27 to January 26, 2019. The Ancestor Exhibit acknowledges those who have passed away and the people left behind to cope with the loss. Feelings of loss in the area were made more real this year by the Spring Creek Fire. This exhibit explores mourning, loss and the memory of ancestors.

Jade Glasser submitted Into the Valley, an acrylic on canvas. It speaks about her relationship with her brother and his fight with depression.

Meghan Gonzales created Saudade, a graphite and charcoal work. Here she investigates childhood and the realism and emotion buried within memories. Museum of Friends is located at 109 E. 6th Street in Walsenburg.


Santa Fe Trail of Terror

TRINIDAD — Come out, if you dare, Saturday, October 27, 6:30 – 9:30 pm at the Las Animas County Fairgrounds for Santa Fe Trail of Terror! Tickets are $10 per person.


Creedence Revived: A tribute to CCR

TRINIDAD — Saturday, October 27, Creedence Revived “A tribute to Creedence Clearwater Revival” plays a one-night concert event for Trinidad!

This SCRT concert will be at the Trinidad Middle School auditorium, 614 Park Street, at 7pm sharp, and run until 9pm. Tickets are $25 in advance or $30 at the door. For tickets, call the box office, 719-846-4765, or Linda Velasquez, 719-680-8887.


Operation Christmas Child Shoebox Packing Party

TRINIDAD — The Child Shoebox packing will be held Sun- day, October 28, 11 am to 1 pm at Fishers Peak Community Church, 10377 Santa Fe Trail Drive. After the morning service we will get together in the fellowship hall to fill the Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes with items for needy children overseas. Those of us who filled shoeboxes themselves should bring them to the church that Sunday or during National Collection Week (October 12-19).


Calling all chili chefs

AGUILAR — The Apishapa Valley Historical Society in Aguilar will hold their annual Chili Cook-off fundraiser on Sunday, October 28 at the Community Center. A $50 prize will be given to best red and best green chili each plus door prizes and crowd favorite. To enter your chili or for more details call Pat at 680-1393 or Charlie at 859-0918. Watch for more details in the coming weeks!


Farm to Table Dinner at Sita’s Kitchen

TRINIDAD — Sita’s Kitchen, 107 E Main St., in conjunction with The Good Food Project will host a Farm to Table dinner Sunday, October 28, beginning 6:30 pm. Tickets are $40 per person.


Trinidad Merchants sponsor Safe Trick-Or-Treats and costume contest

TRINIDAD — Thanks to the help of Grace Christian School Service Class student volunteers who canvassed area businesses to solicit participation, just over 100 Trinidad merchants have signed up to participate in this year’s Safe Trick-or-Treats for Kids on Wednesday, October 31, 3 to 5 pm. Main Street, from east of Animas to west of Chestnut, and Commercial Street, from south of Cedar to Main Street, will be closed to traffic during these hours to ensure the safety of the trick-or- treaters.

Participating businesses will be voting for their favorite costumes for the costume contest sponsored by The First National Bank in Trinidad. Each participating merchant was given 10 “voting tokens” to award to their favorite costumed trick-or-treaters as they visit their establishment. Trick-or-treaters who received tokens are invited to return to The First National Bank lobby at 5 pm for a tally of the “votes”. The top three costume contest winners will receive a prize. Watch for winners’ photographs in the newspaper. Have a safe and Happy Halloween!

Participating Merchants include: Advanced Climate Solutions, Alta Convenience Store, American Family Insurance, Auto Zone, Bealls, Big R of Trinidad, Bombshell Salon & Boutique, Books & More Bookstore, Burger King, Carnegie Public Library, Century Financial Group, Century Savings & Loan, Chacon Insurance Service, City Hall of Trinidad, Coin Dancer Antiques, Coal Miner’s Museum, Commercial Street Salon, Cooke Motor Company, Coraz on Gallery, Corradino Auto Body, Crazy Raven, Cricket Wireless, Curly’s Bead Emporium, Dixon-Waller & Company, Inc., Downtown Trinidad Development Group, Ensignal Verizon, Family Seed Restaurant, Farm Bureau Insurance, Farmers Insurance, The First National Bank in Trinidad, Fumio Sawa Fine Art, Frontier Games, G.O.A.L. Academy, Griego Insurance, Habanero’s, Heart of Trinidad Bed & Breakfast, Hi Country Flies, Hibbett Sports, Hometown Pharmacy, Ike’s Music, International Bank, J.M. Tire, KFC/Taco Bell, Krystyne’s Shoppe, Lincare, Law Office of Les S. Downs, Law Office of Pamela Nelson, Lee’s Barbeque, Maggie & Moz, Main Street Auto & Tire, Mariposa Rehabilitation, Marketplace Gallery, McDonalds, Medco, Moringa Oasis, NV Creative Designs, Nana & Nano Monteleone’s, New Image Advanced Dental, Noah’s Ark Thrift Store, P.A.R. Kings Jeweler, Pete’s Auto Repair, Phil Long Toyota, Pizza Hut & Wing Street, Pro-Rehab Center, Prospect Plaza Laundromat, Purgatoire River Trading Company, A Re-Find Pallet, Rent-a-Center, Right Way Disposal, Rock-Paper-Shears, Sears Hometown, Shell/Whistle Stop, Shirley’s Thrift Store, Sincerely Sandi’s, Sita’s Kitchen, Skateland, Southern Colorado Family Center, Southern Colorado Repertory Theater, State Farm Insurance,

Stay Fit Family Fitness Center, The Sub Shop, TJ’s Mechanical, TLC Real Estate Services, TYC Pizza, Tail’s End Grooming Salon, Teri’s Hallmark & Floral, Theresa’s Antiques & Collectibles, Tony’s Diner, Town & Country Estates Realty, Inc., Trail’s End Motel, Trinidad Abstract & Title Co., Trinidad Insurance Center, Trinidad Janitorial Supply, Trinidad Monument Works, Trinidad Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine, Trinidad Post Office, Trinidad Tech Shop, Trinidad Youth Club, Wilklow & Associates and Wonderful House.


Trunk or Treat at the fairgrounds

TRINIDAD — Come out for the Trunk or Treat Wednesday, October 31, 4 to 6 pm at Las Animas County Fairgrounds, 2200 N Linden Avenue. Enjoy free hot dogs and Frito pies; lots of games and candy for all, and balloon animals! This fantastic event is brought to you by Fisher’s Peak Community Church.



Meet and greet Steve Pearce in Raton

RAToN — You are invited to join Steve Pearce, candidate for governor, Friday, October 19, 2:30 to 3:15 pm at Pappas’ Sweet Shop, 1201 S. Second Street. Please invite your friends and family to join us, meet Congressman Steave Pearce, and hear about his vision for New Mexico. This event is free and open to friends of the campaign.


Reverse Drawing & Dinner

CIMARRoN — Support the Cimarron Clinic and Ambulance Barn at the Reverse Drawing and Dinner, Saturday, October 20, 4 pm at Sister Hildegard-Smith Parish Hall. Two meals included with the $50 ticket. For more information: Kaycee Sandoval 575-483-3301 or Ashley DeHerrera 675-483-3321


The Funniest Night of Your Life

RAToN — Saturday, October 20, 7 pm come out for a great night of entertainment starring Todd Oliver & Irving the Talking Dog. The show is presented by the Raton Arts & Humanities Council

Back by popular demand with a new show, Todd Oliver is a ventriloquist and the “Funniest Night of Your Life” began as a kids dream. One day Todd was looking at his dog and thought he probably would have a lot to say if he could talk. Seven months later his Boston Terrier “Irving” premiered as America’s talking Dog! Tickets are: Adults $20, Seniors $15, Students $10. Find out more at


Raton Country Club Golf Championship

RAToN — Sign up for the 2018 Championship at Raton Country Club Saturday & Sunday, October 20 & 21, 10 am. There is a $60 entry fee for this individual play tournament. Call 575- 445-8113 for more information.


Killer Keyz Dueling Pianos at Raton Country Club

RAToN — Come out for a Pre- 100 year Raton Country Club birthday party Sunday, October 21, 4:30 to 9 pm. The party features Dueling Pianos! The KillerKeyz. They will be in Raton for one night at Raton Golf Course, 510 Country Club Road. Not a member? No problem! Come as our guest. Call the pro shop for details. Dinner is at 4:30 with show to follow. Tickets are $40 for dinner and show, or $20 for the show. RSVP required, limited seating: 575-445-8113


Jewelry and accessories sale at MCMC

RAToN — Miner’s Colfax Medical Center Auxiliary will be holding its yearly Jewelry and Accessories Sale by Carol Young Silver two days only, Monday, October 22, 11 am to 5 pm and Tuesday October 23, 9 am to 3 pm in the hospital lobby, 203 Hospital Drive . This jewelry is affordable, fashionable and 100% hypoallergenic.


PBW political forum

RAToN — The Raton Professional Business Women will hold a political forum on Monday, October 22, at the Shuler Theater. Doors will open at 6:30 pm and the forum will begin at 7 pm with introduction of candidates. For further information, contact Michael Anne Antonuci at 575-447-3723.


HAYRIDE! at Calvary Baptist Church

RAToN — The annual Calvary Baptist Church, 1345 Brilliant St., hayride will be held Wednesday, October 24, 6 to 8 pm. This event is fun for all ages and there is no admission fee to attend. Children under 12 must have an adult parent or guardian present to ride. Please be sure to wear heavy coats, gloves, bring a blanket and head gear for the ride. Everyone gets the chance to enter the “hay cage” and bag as much candy as you can catch!


Classic Night at the Movies

RAToN — The next classic movie night at El Raton is Wednesday, October 24, 7 – 9 pm is Alfred Hitchcock’s The Birds. Donated proceeds benefits Knights of Columbus.

This classic thriller features Melanie Daniels (Tippi Hedren) who meets Mitch Brenner (Rod Taylor) in a San Francisco pet store and decides to follow him home. She brings with her the gift of two love birds and they strike up a romance. One day birds start attacking children at Mitch’s sisters party. A huge assault starts on the town by attacking birds.


Scrub sale at MCMC

RAToN — There will be a Scrub Sale in the MCMC lobby at Miner’s Colfax Medical Center, 203 Hospital Drive. The sale is sponsored by the MCMC Hospital Auxiliary. The sale will be Thursday, October 25, 11 am to 5 pm and Friday, October 26, 7 am to 2 pm. We will be offering great value on scrubs, shoes, and accessories. Special Orders Available. Phone 1-719- 272-3877, visit: or email: We accept cash, checks and credit cards. Proceeds go to the Auxiliary to fund needed hospital equipment and supplies.


Calendar pet photos sought

RAToN — Mesa Vista Veterinary Hospital in Raton is seeking photos of pets to use in a calendar. Photos must be 300 or 600 dpi in JPEG format, in landscape mode and must include pho- tographer’s name, address, phone number, email and photo title. Submissions can be of pets or livestock. Deadline is Friday, October 26. Submit your photo to or bring it to the office on a flashdrive. Questions? 575-445-3912.


Halloween Carnival

RAToN — Raton Intermediate School is presenting a Halloween Carnival, Friday, October 26, from 5:30 to 7:30 pm in the RIS gym, 500 South 3rd Street. Tickets will be pre-sold at the office the school. $20 for $25 worth of tickets, $10 for $12 worth of tickets, $5 for $6 worth of tickets, or $1 tickets. Questions? Call 575-445-9881.


HALOS & Cimarron School fall carnival

CIMARRoN — Come out for the Cimarron Elementary/Middle School carnival, Friday, October 26, 5:30 – 7:30 pm and enjoy games, prizes, costume contest, cake walk, and concessions. There will also be a costume contest at 6:30 pm.


Happy Halloween Night

CIMARRoN — Happy Halloween Night at Cimarron Village Park will be held Saturday, October 27, 6 pm. Be there for Hay- ride at 7 pm, $1 person. Enjoy food, drinks, games and contests all evening! The hayride proceeds go to Run for the Toys. Come if you DARE!! For more info call Pat Gruver 575- 613-3476, Diann Carpenter 505-652-0700, Jan Reynolds 575- 512-5130


Alternatives to Violence vigil

RAToN — The Alternatives to Violence Candlelight Vigil at The Shuler Theater, 131 N 2nd Street will be held Friday, October 27, 6 pm. The guest speaker will be Doris Rivera Black. Glow sticks will be provided.


Sugarite Halloween Trail

RAToN — Kids, sign up for the Sugarite Halloween Trail, to be held Saturday, Oct. 27, 8 am to 5 pm. Join us on this fun, educational walk at Sugarite Canyon State Park to discover the truth about not-so-scary wild creatures. Meet magical talking beasties including Cougar, Black Bear and Bat. This every-other-year event includes refreshments & small takeaway activities for the kids. Sign up is required for this hour long walk. The walk is designed for families with kids ages 4-9 but all are welcome. There is a suggested donation of $5 per family, which goes to the event sponsor, The Friends of Sugarite. Space is limited, sign up TODAY at 575-445-5607


Call for Artists “Dia de los Muertos” Day of the Dead – All Saints Day

RAToN — We are accepting artwork of all types for this show at Old Pass Gallery. Please drop off your work before Monday, Oct. 29. This show will hang from Oct. 30 – Nov. 12. There is no fee to hang in this show.

Please feel free to bring your loving memory items for our community alter and come in anytime during the run of the show and paint your very own sugar skull. For additional information or questions contact or call (575) 445-2052.


Trunk or Treat ~ Raton Nursing and Rehab Center

RAToN — We will be hosting a TRUNK OR TREAT in our facility parking lot Tuesday, October 30, 5:30 – 8:30 pm! EVERY-ONE WELCOME! There will be activities and hot chocolate for all to enjoy!


Safe Trick-or-Treat in Raton

RAToN — The Raton safe trick or treat, sponsored by Raton MainStreet, Raton Police Officer Association, Raton Elks Lodge #865, Sonic and Enchanted Grounds will be held Wednesday, October 31, beginning at 3:30 pm. Costume contest will be held and judged at Ripley Park. After contest, trick-or-treat at participating downtown businesses and wrap it up at the Elks Lodge for hot dogs and punch. Glow items & water on sale at Ripley Park.


Raton Ministerial Alliance ~ Safe Trunk or Treat Events

RAToN — Halloween night, October 31, 4:30 – 8:30 pm come enjoy our trunk or treat events at First Baptist, First United Methodist Church and Family Worship Center. The churches are located at: First Baptist Church – 236 S. 3rd, First United Methodist Church – 1501 S. 4th, Family Worship Center – 219 Kearney Ave. See y’all there!


3 on 3 Basketball registration

RAToN — Registration for 2018-2019, 3 on 3 Basketball League will be at the Raton Regional Aquatic Center now through November 2. The registration fee is $100 per team. No late registration will be accepted this year. The last day to register will be on Friday November 2.


Fall Consignment Auction

sPRINGER — J & J Auctioneers will have a fall consignment auction, Saturday, November 3, 8:30 am at Colfax County Fair- grounds, 16 Airport Road. This auction features cars, trucks, new and used trailers, construction equipment, agricultural equipment, attachments, and much more. For more information visit or call 575-485-2508.



Cottonwood Show features Huerfano’s Inner Idea Artists

CoLoRADo sPRINGs —Head to our exhibition, now through October 31 at the Cottonwood Center for the Arts, 427 E Colorado Avenue.

Featured artists are: Marta Moore, David Zehring, Peggy Zehring, Mary Sewell Cooper, Fred Bender, Maggie MacIndoe, Rena Kaplowitz, Charlotte Slade Decker, Raquel Dimond, Cheryl A. Richey, Margo Spellman, Linda Hart, Nancy Judson, Max Fain, Lavone Newell-Reim, Georgia Quick, Mary Jane Rivers, Anna Rodgers, Cheryl Telford, and Lana Thomas.


Tom Vail Art Show in Pueblo

PUEBLo — Huerfano County visual artist, Tom Vail, has a retrospective show of his work at The Sangre de Cristo Arts and Conference Center in Pueblo now through November 11. The show is entitled “Going Out of Business”.

Roughly 90 pieces of Vail’s art will be on display including films that he produced dating back to the late 1960’s. Fine photography, collage, animated GIF collage and some unexpected interactive components comprise the show.