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Activities & Events for week of October 25, 2018


La Veta Public Library begins first movie of fall/ winter today

lA veTA — The La Veta Library will be showing 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 due today

hueRFANo couNTy — Do you enjoy all things spooky, creepy, and just plain frightening? 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 first rehearsal tonight

lA veTA — It’s finally here—the first rehearsal of the new season of the Francisco Center for the Performing Arts Show Choir!!!! Here’s your chance to sing all sorts of fun music. Rehearsals start TONIGHT Thursday, OCTOBER 25 from 5 to 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 Di Sortore at 303-882-7764 or visit our website at


Volunteer training at Sangre de Cristo Hospice & Palliative Care

WAlseNbuRg — The Sangre de Cristo Hospice & Palliative Care needs volunteers. Volunteers play a key role for Sangre de Cristo Hospice and Palliative Care. As a non-profit organization, volunteer hours allow more time and resources to be used for patients in need, or for those who are unable to pay. You can work to help SCHPC toward their mission of enhancing the lives of patients and families by becoming a volunteer.

Volunteer training takes place on Friday, October 26, 9 am to 5 pm at Sangre de Cristo Hospice & Palliative Care, 137 W 1st Street. Contact SCHPC for more information: 719-846-3060


What does the future hold? Seminars continue this week

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!


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 started last week, but it’s not too late to join. Classes are held each Sat- urday 9 am at The La Veta School of the Arts, 105 W Ryus, across from the town park. 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


Bat Week presentation at Lathrop State Park

WAlseNbuRg — Celebrate Bat Week by joining Naturalist Tom Macedo to learn about bats and help to build bat boxes Saturday, October 27, 10 am at the visitor center at Lathrop State Park. Kids can earn a Junior Ranger badge and certificate. Participants can win a bat box.


Huerfano County Farm Bureau candidate forum

lA veTA — NOT for Members Only-The Huerfano County Farm Bureau Annual Meeting 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 joining 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.


UHFPD Halloween open house

gARDNeR — Upper Huerfano Fire Protection District invites you to attend our Halloween open house Saturday Oct 27, 5-8 pm at the Gardner fire house. Bring the kids in costume, everyone wear a costume! The district will have free chili and chili dogs, bobbing for apples, face painting, haunted hayride, games and prizes. Come on out and support your local fire protection district. Join in the fun with your community. 911 address markers will be on sale $15.


Ancestors Exhibition at MOF

WAlseNbuRg — Please join us for an exhibition scheduled to open October 27 entitled “Ancestors.” The opening is on Saturday, October 27 from 3 until 7 pm and refreshments will be served from 5 to 7 pm. Many community members are cooking traditional Mexican food in honor of El Dia de los Muertos and musicians and dancers will perform: Please call 719-738-2858 or visit or email: if you would like to participate with music or dance or a reading or bring a dish.

This exhibition has been planned to acknowledge those who have passed and the people left behind who cope with loss. Loss is part of all of our shared experience. However this past summer in Huerfano County the effects of the Spring Creek fire and its aftermath are still coloring our lives. This was more than most of us were prepared to cope with and for many of us art is the way to express how its ire is still being felt.

In respect to those whose lives were changed by the fire, the Museum of Friends has invited artists to create new installations to explore mourning, loss or memory of the power of their ancestors.

The exhibit includes works by Walsenburg’s own Ray Espinoza (now resident of Denver,) Dianne Hanisch, Lorraine Andreatta, Harold Vargas, Irene Grilley, and artists from many other parts of country: Ily Reiling, Nai’a Lewis, Liz Whitney Quizard. Works include: sculptures, wall assenblages, sound and audio installations, paintings and many unique combines.


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: Al Goodwin, David Rodriguez, Kelly McInerney hosted by Dan Ranley at the Fox

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.

David Rodriguez is the winner of the 2015 Comedy Works New Faces Competition, as well as the 2016 Denver Improv Stand-up Showdown, and the 2017 Funny Final Four competition. David has featured at the High Plains Comedy Festival, Bird City Festival, Crom Comedy Festival and has played clubs and indie rooms across the Western US. He lives in Fort Collins, Colorado with his wife and two kids who he loves very much but makes fun of onstage like all the time.

Kelly is a Los Angeles-based writer, actress, host, and comedian who originally hails from the subjectively wonderful state of New Jersey. Tickets are $10 general admission or $20 for a table. Tickets available at or at the door.


Pancake and waffle breakfast

WAlseNbuRg — The Knights of Columbus are having a pancake or waffle breakfast Sunday, 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 28 at 2 pm, 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

Please RSVP to: or


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, be- hind Carl’s Jr.). There will be a spaghetti dinner in the new Delaney Hall (only $25 for a whole family), games, prizes, a spookhouse for $5, 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 shop- ping season at the st. mary’s Quilt and craft Fair, 9 am to 3 pm in the new Msgr. Delaney Hall. Crafts, quilts and quilting 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 community 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.


Trunk or Treat at Huerfano Community Bible Church

WAlseNbuRg — Huerfano Community Bible Church youth group is hosting a Trunk or Treat in the parking lot across the street from the church on 6th and Leon. We will start handing out candy at 5 and end at 8 pm on Halloween evening. Please stop by and show us your costume!!


Spanish Peaks Veteran’s Community Living Center annual Trick-or-Treat

WAlseNbuRg — Come out for candy, games, haunted house, and family fun Wednesday, October 31, 6 to 8 pm at Veteran’s Community Living Center, Spanish Peaks Regional Health Center, 23500 US 160.


The Rocky Horror Picture Show at the Fox

WAlseNbuRg — There will be a 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 buy a bag of props at the theatre for $5.

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 motorcycle-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!


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 Parents! 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!


Many active life classes offered by Two Peaks Fitness each week

lA veTA — Fresh start classes for seniors every Monday and Wednesday at 11 am at La Veta Community Center helps improve flexibility, range of motion, strength, balance, core strength, and coordination.

Zumba every Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday, at 6 am at the La Veta School old school gym. 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.

A spin bike class is held 6 mornings a week, every Mon- day through Saturday at 7:30 am. Also, Tuesdays and Thurs- days 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.


HCCC meets November 1

WAlseNbuRg — Come to the Huerfano County Communication Coalition (HCCC) meeting, will be Thursday, November 1, 12 pm at the Huerfano County Community Center, 931 Russell Avenue. Lunch will be served and many members of the community will be on hand to share their upcoming activities. If you would like to be on the agenda, please either call Debbie Channel at 719-250-9367 or email: dchannel@sprhc


Ethos is the November La Veta Library movie

lA veTA — The La Veta Library movie matinee for the month of November will be held Thursday, November 1, 2 pm in the upstairs meeting room. Join us for the documentary film Ethos, as actor and activist Woody Harrelson explores systematic issues that are negatively impacting us and discusses ways that people can make choices that will help to create a cleaner environment and a more harmonious existence. Ethos is controversial, thought-provoking, and not to be missed. The movie is sponsored by the Friends of La Veta Library. For more in- formation call 719-742-3572.


VFC and Dorcas Circle food drive at First Choice

WAlseNbuRg — Dorcas Circle and the Volunteers for Community are getting’ ready for Thanksgiving and your help is needed in helping others. In the spirit of the upcoming holi- days, won’t you give so that others can also have a holiday? We will be collecting canned goods and shelf stable items at First Choice Market in Walsenburg on Friday November 2,1 to 5 pm. 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 current expiration date. Your help is urgently needed. Thanking you in advance, Dorcas Circle and the Volunteers for Community.


Artists call for entries Gift of Art Show

lA veTA — The Spanish Peaks Arts Council in La Veta invites artists and the makers of fine crafts to enter the 21st Annual Gift of Art show, to be held Nov. 6 – Jan. 5. Artwork is due at SPACe, 132 W. Ryus, either Thursday, Nov. 1, 11-3 or Saturday, Nov. 3, 10-3. Craft artists who create small items may enter as many as will fit in a basket with a maximum diameter of 16″. The items must be marked with prices. Artists must also pro- vide the basket, which can be placed on a pedestal. Jewelry needs to be securely displayed. All other 3D art must be easily moved, all in one piece. Artists are encouraged to enter art- work with gift-giving in mind. For complete details visit the SPACe website or pick up an entry form at SPACe. Hours are Tuesdays & Thursdays, 11 – 3 and Saturdays 10 -4. Call 719-742-3074 for information.


Casino Night Fundraiser at La Plaza Inn

WAlseNbuRg — Walsenburg Downtown Revitalization Committee (WDRC) 7th Annual Casino Night will be held Saturday, November 3, 6 to 10 pm at La Plaza Inn. Casino Night draws over a hundred guests from across the county. Evening festivities include casino tables with Las Vegas-style dealers, silent auction, and a grand prize drawing will cap the evening. Individual tickets are $50 and include two drinks, heavy appetizers, $200 in casino chips, and one raffle ticket for the grand prize.

Proceeds from the nights’ festivities benefit the Fox Theatre’s “Take a Seat” campaign which aims to refurbish auditorium seats with new upholstery and cup holders.


HCHS Sunday Salon

WAlseNbuRg — Sunday afternoon Salons for History Lov- ers is a new program by the Huerfano County Historical Society. A Salon is a meeting of special people (you) at the invitation of someone well-known (HCHS) and usually held on Sunday. The HCHS Salon is a series of presentations and discussions on topics that influenced our county. The first Salon will be on the History of Huerfano County in pictures from the HCHS photo collection Sunday, November 4, 2 pm at Spanish Peaks Library, 415 Walsen Avenue. The presenter for this salon is John Van Kueren, Director of the HCHS Heritage Center.


Post-fire community informational meeting

WAlseNbuRg — The Huerfano County Extension office will be hosting a county-wide informational meeting for home- owners and landowners who have been affected by the recent fire and floods. There will be several speakers during the even- ing, each presenting important information concerning various post-fire activities that could make recovering from the fire or flooding much easier.

As of right now, we have representatives from the Colorado State Forest Service who will be discussing reforestation and erosion control, NRCS personnel who will be discussing post-fire mitigation and re-seeding, Charles Bryant will be dis- cussing noxious weed control following the fire and other speakers will be discussing other topics of interest to fire victims. The program for the evening is still under construction but it promises to be a very informative and informational event for all attending.

The meeting will be held Monday evening, November 5, 6 pm at the Walsenburg Community Center gymnasium. The complete agenda with a list of speakers and topics should b e available by the week of October 29th. Call the CSU Extension office at (719)738-2170 for details regarding the evening program.


Two Peaks Fitness offers basic self defense training and mixed martial arts

lA veTA — Resuming November 6 come learn how to protect yourself and position your body in case you are attacked. Taught by a certified instructor in mixed martial arts, this class is now held every Tuesday at 5:30 pm at the La Veta Schools old school gym.

A new mixed martial arts class is starting November 7 and taught by a mixed martial arts champion. Stay in shape and have some fun! This new class is held Wednesdays at 5:30 pm at the La Veta Schools old school gym. The campus is located at 126 E Garland Street in La Veta. . For questions call Two Peaks Fitness at 719-742-3555.


Open Mic at LVM

lA veTA — The next open mic at La Veta Mercantile is Thursday, November 8, 7 to 9 pm. Come on down to the Mercantile and show us your….TALENT. Call or message us and we’ll put you on the list. It fills up fast so don’t wait to long! This event is hosted by La Veta’s very own Ken Saydak and is FREE.


Annual “Market Place of Ideas” at MOF

WAlseNbuRg — MoF’s Annual “Market Place of Ideas” and “Made in Walsenburg” Artists/Crafts people Sale and Demonstrations will be held Saturday, November 10, 1 to 6 pm at the Museum, Main and 6th Street.

Please join us to buy locally made art, photographs, hats, scarves, all hand made items. Artists and Craftspeople will be demonstrating how they create their unique items and be available to answer questions about their process. Help us to celebrate all the unique and creative Huerfano County makers who continue to add to our lives with beauty, talent, ideas and products. Huerfano County non-profit organizations are invited to share what they do and discuss how the community can get involved with their projects.

Santa will bring in the holiday cheer with hot apple cider, hot chocolate, cookies and other home made goodies. Bring your children for a photo op and we will email you the image. Please call Maria or Irene or Candice or Cindy to reserve a table for only $10 and share in the advertising and refreshments.


Johnny Depp’s stunt double in La Veta

lA veTA — Elijah Tindall, stunt double for Johnny Depp, will be in La Veta on Sunday, November 11, 6 pm at the La Veta Mercantile, 300 Main Street. This event is hosted by The Feed Store Church of La Veta.

From Old School Rocker pics on Comedy Central to Inspirational testimonies on ABC Family Network, Elijah Tindall has covered the bases on the media field. He has created an International following through his extensive traveling career doing stand up. This event is free. Join us at the Merc at 6pm for Comedy Night.


Holly Jolly Boutique seeks vendors; sign up by Nov. 15

WAlseNbuRg — Vendors wanted for the Holly Jolly Boutique scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, November 24 and 25 at the Fox Theatre, 715 Main Street. Booths cost $10 for a 10 x 10 space. If you need electricity please let us know and there might be an extra cost. Need confirmation by November 15th Set up is Saturday Nov. 24, 7:30 to 9:30 am and take down is Sunday, Nov. 25, 5:30 pm. Vendors will need to bring tables and chairs. Contact Kristy at 719-251-2752.



Monster Mash tonight at Trinidad Youth Club

TRINIDAD — TYC Dance Team fundraiser, Monster Mash, will be held tonight, 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.


HuLA Early Childhood Council bi-county community discussion today

TRINIDAD — “The Future Begins with Babies” is the topic for the bi-county discussion Thursday, October 25, 2 to 4 pm at Las Animas County District Health Department, 412 Bene- dicta 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 tonight, Thursday, 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 begin today 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 His- tory 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 tonight, 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.


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 & Sun- days through October 28 from 1-4pm. Appointments can be made to visit during the week. Please call 719-680-1402.


Volunteer training at Sangre de Cristo Hospice & Palliative Care

TRINIDAD — The Sangre de Cristo Hospice & Palliative Care needs volunteers. Volunteers play a key role for Sangre de Cristo Hospice and Palliative Care. As a non-profit organization, volunteer hours allow more time and resources to be used for patients in need, or for those who are unable to pay. You can work to help SCHPC toward their mission of enhancing the lives of patients and families by becoming a volunteer. A Volunteer training takes place Saturday, October 27, from 9 am to 5 pm at Sangre de Cristo Hospice & Palliative Care 1502 E Main St. Please contact SCHPC for more information: 719-846- 3060


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.


Halloween Bash at Spanish Peaks Inn

gulNARe — The annual Halloween Bash at Spanish Peaks Inn, 22590 CR 41.6 #10, will be held Saturday, October 27, 8 pm to 12 am. The night will hold drink specials, costume contest, and live music by Turning Point Band.

The live music & dance will run from 7 to 11:30 pm. There is a $5 cover charge. Lodging options available.


Operation Christmas Child shoebox packing party

TRINIDAD — The Child Shoebox packing will be held Sunday, 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).


Chili cook off time in Aguilar

AGUILAR — The Apishapa Valley Historical Society will hold its annual chili cook off on Sunday, October 28 from 11 am to 1 pm at the Aguilar Community Center. Everyone welcome to taste the entries then decide on their favorite for a bowl for only $6. What a deal!

If you would like to enter your red or green chili, please call Pat at 719-680-1393 or Charlie at 859-0918 for an entry form or bring your chili before 10 am for judging. No entry fee, $50 prizes for red and green and also door prizes!


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 Re- habilitation, 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 Toy- ota, 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.


Network Council meeting Nov. 1

TRINIDAD — The next Network Council meeting will be held Thursday, November 1, 8 to 9 am at the Trinidad Community Foundation Office, Chamber Conference Room in the John Building, 136 W. Main. The goal of the Network Council is to bring together a broad range of collaborative partners to network and share information about upcoming community events and activities.


Thanksgiving Food Drive at First National Bank Essential oil hacks and tips

RAToN — There will be a new essential oils class, “Essential Oil Hacks & Tips” at the Arthur Johnson Memorial Library, 244 Park Ave on Thursday, October 25, 6 pm. Essential oils are incredibly versatile and what you learn at this class will help you use them even more efficiently! See you there!


Capulin Volcano to implement winter hours

cAPulIN — Capulin Volcano National Monument will change operating hours starting this week. The park Visitor Center will be open daily from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. The Volcano Road will be accessible to visitors from 8:30 am to 4:10 pm. These hours are weather permitting.

Capulin Volcano National Monument, a unit of the National Park System, preserves “…a striking example of a recent extinct volcano.” The park is located on Highway 325, 3 miles north of the town of Capulin, NM, 30 miles east of Raton, NM, and 56 miles west of Clayton, NM. For more about Capulin Volcano and the National Park Service, check out our website or find us on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram @CapulinVolcanoNPS.


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 presold 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.


Raton Ambassadors Ribbon Cutting

RAToN — The next Raton Ribbon Cutting is at Infinite Potential Raton Yoga on Friday, October 26, 11 am. The public is invited to attend.


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 con- cessions. There will also be a costume contest at 6:30 pm.


Zombie night and hayride

cImARRoN — Happy Halloween Zombie 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, DiAann 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 Saturday, 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 take- away 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


16th Annual Independent Rider’s Halloween Dance

RAT oN — The Independent Rider Halloween Dance which benefits Ride For The Wall will be held Saturday, October 27, 8 pm – 12:00 am at the Raton Rodeo Grounds, Hwy 555. Prizes will be awarded for Best Male Costume, Best Female Costume, Best Couple Costume, Scariest Costume, and Funniest Costume. There is a $5 entry fee per person; 21 or older, cash bar, and safe ride available.


Worship at the Mandala Center

Des moINes — The last Sunday of the month worship at the Mandala Center, 96 Mandala Rd, HWY 87 is Sunday, October 28, 3 to 5 pm. The service is lead by the Rev. Tim Sexton, begins at 3 pm followed by potluck dinner. The service is open to everyone!


Halloween carnival at Springer HS

sPRINgeR — The Springer High School Senior Class is having a Halloween carnival on Sunday, October 28 from noon to 3 pm. Ad- mission is $2 without costume and $1 with a costume.

TRINIDAD — The First National Bank begins their 2018 food drive at the First National Bank, Wal-Mart Location, 2921 Toupal Drive Thursday, November 1. The food drive will continue until Saturday, November 17. Food items and cash donations are collected at the Wal-Mart Branch of the First National Bank in Trinidad.


THM: Relief! Printing work-shop

TRINIDAD — Relief! Printing Workshop at Trinidad History Museum, 120 S Chestnut St., will be Saturday, November 3, 9 am to 5 pm. The class is open to students 16 years and older and the price is $35. (Minimum of 3 stu- dents) Bring your own lunch; art supplies provided!

“This relief printing workshop will offer an introduction to the wonderful tools and techniques of the age-old art of block printing. I propose to present a two week-long session in relief (linoleum) printing. The workshop will teach basic relief printing techniques including creating an image, cutting that image into a block and creating prints with a hand printing technique. Students will work together and receive one-on-one input from the instructor throughout the workshop. Their appreciation and understanding of the value of creating artwork will be deepened, and they will come away with prints of their own, and also perhaps, of each others’ work.” – Amanda Palmer


“Live” Storage Wars auction

AguIlAR— An auction will be held at Aguilar Mini Storage located behind Ringo’s Mar- ket Saturday, November 3, 10 am, rain, snow or shine. The auction will be the contents of 6 large storage units. The units will be auctioned off to the highest bidder, $100 mini- mum bid, cash or credit card only.


Annual Stockman’s Charity Ball

TRINIDAD — The 2018 Charity Ball is Saturday, November 3, beginning 5 pm at El Rancho, 1902 Santa Fe Trail. The Ball is presented by the Southern Colorado Livestock Association, established 1872 and begins with a social hour at 5pm, dinner at 6pm, music & dance to follow. Live & silent auction during the Ball with music provided by Country Gold. Tickets are $25 per person. For more information, please contact Julie Sumpter at 719- 980-0460 or Abel Benavidez at 719-859-0651.


Canvas & Conversation

TRINIDAD —The monthly Canvas and Conversation at Mt Carmel Wellness Center, 911 Robinson Ave. will be Monday, November 5, 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



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.


Raton PTO ~ Book Fair

RAToN — The Raton PTO will hold a book fair from October 29 1 pm to November 1, 3 pm at Raton Intermediate School


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! EVERYONE 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!


Trunk or Treat at CUMC

cImARRoN — Boooo! to you from Cimarron United Methodist Church! We are having a Trunk or Treat Wednesday, October 31, 5:30 to 7:30 pm at Cimarron United Methodist Church. We will have games, hotdogs, treats, prizes, and loads of family fun!


3 on 3 Basketball

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 Fairgrounds, 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.

2nd Annual Whistle-Stop Throw Down disc golf tournament

RAToN — There will be a Doubles Disk Golf Tournament November 3, 9:30 am – 4:30 pm at Roundhouse Memorial Park, 100 Memorial Lane. There are 2 rounds of Disk golf 1st round at 10 am; 2nd round at 2 pm. Registration is at 9:30 am; player meeting at 9:45. Prizes will be awarded at the end of the second round. There will be a huge raffle with great prizes.


Vienna Boys Choir at the Shuler

RAToN — The Shuler Restoration and the Whited Foundation presents the Vienna Boys Choir Sunday, November 4 at the Shuler Theater, 131 N. 2nd Street. 300 boys and girls at- tend the Choir’s schools. A quarter of the schools’ alumni become professional musicians. The Choir’s education and singing tradition is listed by UNESCO as intangible cultural heritage in Austria. Professor Gerald Wirth is the choir’s president and artistic director.

Tour direction for the Vienna Boys Choir is handled by Opus3Artists of New York City. For more information: and Adult tickets are $20, student tickets are $10. Get tickets at the theater or visit


Knights of Columbus Bake Sale

RAToN — The Knights of Columbus invite you to their annual bake sale to raise funds for Thanksgiving Meal Certificates to be given out to those in need this holiday season. Please plan to attend on Saturday, Nov 4 at Saint Patricks Saint Josephs Parish Hall, 104 Buena Vista.


Call to artists for “Old Pass Christmas”

RAToN — The Old Pass Gallery is preparing for the “old Pass Christmas” show (Think Small – Nice Christmas Gifts! All entries must be original works (painting, sculpture, mixed media, photography and textile). Old Pass Gallery will accept up to 10 pieces of artwork on Wednesday and Thursday November 7 & 8, from 10 am to 4 pm. The entry fee for this show is $5 per piece or $2.50 if you are an Artist Member.

The show will open to the public on November 13. Let’s show Raton and our tourists our great talent in the area and encourage everyone to shop locally for their Christmas Gifts.


Christmas Bazaar at Raton Methodist Church

RAToN — The annual Christmas Bazaar at the Raton Methodist Church,1501 S. 4th St. will be held Saturday, November 10, 9 am to 1:30 pm. Handmade crafts such as ornaments, memo frames, totes and MUCH MORE! Also available are baked goods, fudge, cakes, and cookies; OVER 100 PLANTS, coffee, goodies, chocolate Advent Calendars; and Frito PIE served from 11:30 till its gone. For more information call Florence: 575-447-6474.