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Activities & Events for week of September 13, 2018


Yoga Fridays at WU

WALSENBURG — Yoga is now offered at Washington Underground on Fridays from 5:15-6:15 pm. What a great way to end the work week…relax and get more flexible! The class fee is $5.


Ryus Bakery grand re-opening

LA VeTA — Come out to the Ryus Bakery, 129 W. Ryus Ave., grand reopening Saturday, September 15, 7 am to 2 pm. Ryus Bakery is open Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays, 7 am to 2 pm offering up cakes, pies, artisan bread, pastries, sandwiches and delicious coffee! For more information call 719-890-4770 or visit


Dan Lavoie at Deerprint Wine & Bistro

LA VeTA — After touring the west, Dan is turning his van back east and will be making another stop in La Veta Friday, September 14, 6 to 8 pm. Don’t miss this truly talented troubadour as he passes through with riveting story telling and mesmerizing picking. Tickets, $12, available on line at


San Isabel Electric’s annual membership meeting

WALSENBURG — Saturday, September 15, 10 am at John Mall High School come help us celebrate 80 years of keeping the lights on in southern Colorado at our annual members meeting.


Huerfano Lincoln Day Dinner

WALSENBURG — Huerfano County Republican Committee is hosting their annual Lincoln Day Dinner on Saturday, September 15 at the Huerfano County Community Center, 928 Russell Avenue. Doors open at 5 pm with a meet and greet and happy hour, then a catered dinner by La Plaza Inn starts at 6pm.

Keynote speakers are Secretary of State Wayne Williams who has been praised by the Washington Post, Colorado Public Radio, The Gazette, and the Denver Post for making Colorado the safest state to cast a vote, and Laura Carno, author of “Government Ruins Nearly Everything” and is founder of Colorado FASTER, a program to train school administrators and teachers how to take action and prevent mass shootings in our schools.

$45 tickets available online at, or by stopping by HCRC headquarters at 611 Main Street in Walsenburg.


Film Appreciation Class

LA VeTA — Reminder: the La Veta School of the Arts presents a film appreciation class by film maker Kenny Schneider Saturday and Sunday, September 15 and 16 at the Francisco Center for the Performing Arts, 127 W. Francisco St., La Veta, CO, from 9 am to 4 pm with an hour for lunch. $150 for the weekend.


Close n’ Counter at LVM

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


AA meetings in Walsenburg

WALSENBURG— Alcoholics Anonymous meets in Huerfano County on Tuesdays and Fridays, 7 pm in the basement of Church of Christ, 400 Walsen Avenue. Meetings are also held on Sundays and Thursdays at 5 pm in the La Clinica Building located at 2485 N. Highway 69, in Gardner. Newcomers welcome.


Booster Club still has calendars for sale

LA VeTA — Good news! The La Veta Booster Club still has some of this year’s community calendars left. The calendars are a great way to stay on top of community events and sup- port our school. The calendars are $7 a piece. The club also has La Veta Redskins apparel for those who haven’t kitted themselves out yet. Call Bobbie Andreatta at 719-742-3564 or Jessica Andreatta 719-989-8253 to buy today!


1 on 1 tech help is back!

LA VeTA — Coming in September at La Veta Library, Ashley can help you with your tech troubles! Come visit her Tuesdays from 2-3 pm and Fridays from 10:30 am -12:30 pm beginning September 4! Walk-ins welcome.


Fall Show at SPACe

LA VeTA — Reminder, check out the Fall Show, featuring photography by Gary and Hulda Benson. Twenty-two area artists make up the show, with artwork focusing on the autumn season. The SPACe Gallery is open Tues. -Friday 11-4; Sat.10-4 ; Sun.12-4 and is located in the La Veta Town Park, 132 W. Ryus. Call 719 742-3074 or visit for information.


Francisco Fort’s fall hours

LA VeTA — Francisco Fort’s fall hours are now in effect. The museum will be open Thursday through Saturday from 10 am to 4 pm through Oktoberfest, Saturday, October 6. After that time tours of the museum are available by advance appointment only. For more information call 719-742-5501 or email the museum at: The museum is located at 306 S. Main St. in La Veta. Website:


Cuchara Chapel year round service

CUCHARA — Join us at Cuchara Chapel, located off Hwy 12 just south of Cuchara village every Sunday, 10 am for Rev. Eileen Ramsey. Come as you are; all are welcome!


WU limited hours this week

WALSENBURG — Washington Underground hours for the week of September 17-22 ONLY will be: Mon-Tues-Thurs 8:30-6:30pm; Wed 8:30-8:30; Fri 8:30-6; Sat 10-1.


Navajo Ranch HOA meeting

WALSENBURG — The next Navajo Ranch Homeowners Association membership meeting is Monday, September 17, at 6 pm. The meeting will be held at the Navajo Western Water District building.


Call for singers

LA VeTA — The Sangre De Cristo Vocal Arts Ensemble invites any and all singers to join us as we prepare for an all-new, uplifting and inspiring Christmas Cantata, much of which is based on Celtic and Appalachian music. We rehearse on Tuesdays at 6 pm at La United Methodist Church (LVUMC). If you would like to sing with us, please come to LVUMC on Tuesday, September 18 at 6 pm to pick up sheet music and rehearsal cds, and to enjoy a piece of cherry pie, as the Summer Singers celebrate the end of their first summer concert season. Our first actual rehearsal will be October 2, 2018, 6:00 pm, at La Veta United Methodist Church, 416 South Main Street. Please do join us! Call Kalima at 719-742-5333 for more information.


Open house at courthouse

WALseNBURg — There will be informal meetings/presentations regarding the new Judicial Center and penny sales tax on Wed. September 19, 4-5pm at the current courthouse. The open house will allow visitors to see parts of the concerns and issues with the current facility. Refreshments will be served at all meetings and Judge Appel and key staff will be on hand to answer any questions you may have. This is your opportunity to view the final plans of your new Judicial Center and 3rd branch of your government! Come on out! See you there!

Other meetings will be held: Sun. 10/7 at Gardner Community Center time TBA; Mon. 10/22 5-6pm Spanish Peaks Library, Wed. 10/24 6-7 La Veta Library.


Eagles Bingo returns to Walsenburg

WALseNBURg — Eagles Bingo is back every Wednesday evening at 7 pm. Come to Eagles Hall, 614 Main Street for Bingo packs, pull tabs and raffles, plus a snack bar! Everyone is welcome.


Food collection at Charlie’s Market

LA VeTA — Volunteers for Change will be collecting food for Dorcas Circle on Thursday, Sept. 20 in front of Charlie’s Market from 1 to 4:30 pm. If you are leaving the area for the winter, this is your chance to clear your shelves of unopened, non perishable food items, toiletry items and pet food, and donate it to our local food bank for Huerfano citizens in need. Or consider purchasing an extra item or two for our table if you are shopping. Donations are also welcome and will be used to purchase more food from Charlie’s. Depending on the weather, this may be our last food drive until next May. Thank you for your past support, and as always, a big thank you to the staff at Charlie’s!


Huerfano County Democratic Party meeting

WALseNBURg — The next meeting of the Huerfano County Democratic Party Central Committee will be Thursday, September 20, 5:30 pm at the Walsenburg Housing Authority office on Russell Avenue, across from the Out- reach Clinic. Support our local county office candidates and find out how you can help spread the word for all Democratic candi- dates. All democrats and independent voters welcome to attend.


14th Annual Spanish Peaks International Celtic Music Festival Sep 20 – 23

Huerfano County — The Spanish Peaks International Celtic Music Festival celebrates its 14th year will run from Thursday, September 20 through Sunday, September 23. The Celtic Music Festival features renowned Irish harpers Moya Brennan and Cormac De Barra; three members from Lunasa: Kevin Crawford, Patrick Doocey, and Colin Farrell; up and coming Scottish band Heron Valley; Colorado bands Take Down the Door and One for the Foxes; 4-time All-Ireland Fiddle Champion Dylan Foley; Irish guitarist Patsy O’Brien, and our Festival regulars, Máirtín de Cógáin, Ed Miller, Robbie O’Connell, and Tanya Perkins. We hope to open the Festival as we usually do with free events at Uptop, our Thursday Taste of Things to Come in Gardner, two major concerts in Walsenburg, and a host of classes, workshops, and demo-performances during the daytime. Check out our website performer and program information.


Fiber and clay artists wanted

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


Open house at Navajo Estates

WALseNBURg — Come out Saturday, September 22, noon to 4 pm for a very special open house event at 91 Bear Trail at Navajo Estates. There will be door prizes, appetizers and Margaritas! For more information call Nicole Sudderth, 303-944-7319.


Fall fitness and food at WU

WALseNBURg — An after school nutrition and fitness class at Washington Underground starts Monday, September 24, 4:30 to 5:30pm. Have fun working out with Michael and eating a nutritious snack. Classes are limited to 10 students so call to reserve your spot today! Sign up by calling (719) 738-9890.

There is a Friday night yoga class this fall at Washington Underground. Join Helen for a class open to all abilities from 5-6 pm. Class cost is $5.

Don’t forget the farm stand at SPRHC! Double Up your Savings every week at the Spanish Peaks Farm Stand. Open 11-2pm every Friday at the main entrance of the hospital. Use your SNAP card and get two for one on fruits and veggies!


La Veta Homecoming parade & games

LA VeTA — The La Veta High School Homecoming Parade is Friday, September 28, 10:30 am. La Veta Main Street will be closed for the “Road Trippin’” themed event. Please support La Veta Schools students as we celebrate

Homecoming Week. Volleyball game begins same day at 4 pm against Primero in the Roger Brunelli Gymnasium and the Football game begins at 7 pm at the La Veta Football Field.


Crafty Canary Brewery Grand Opening Sep 28

WALseNBURg — The first Walsenburg microbrewery will open in September 2018. The grand opening will be held Friday, September 28. The Crafty Canary, 107 E. 5th Street, will be open 7 days a week, Sun. -Thurs. 11 am to 9 pm, Fri-Sat. 11 am to 10 pm. Find out more by visiting


Free music entertainment at Miners Plaza

WALseNBURg — Pick up your ears and walk to the Miners stage! The harps and pipes are calling, and all can go! Come down to the Miners Stage in Walsenburg across from La Plaza Inn on Saturday, September 29 at 2 pm for a free concert.


“Across the Divide” harp concert at the Fox Sep 29

WALseNBURg — Come out for an evening of beautiful music! “Across the Divide” is a concert featuring the music of King David, Ireland, and Scotland, played by harpists Suanita Staneslow and Áine Minogue. The concert will be held Saturday, September 29, starting at 7 pm at the Fox Theater. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased online, by phone, or at the door. Go to


Craig Kurtz workshop at La Veta Yoga Studio

LA VeTA — La Veta Yoga Studio is privileged to once again be able to host Craig Kurtz for a workshop on Saturday, September 29. The am and pm all levels sessions will focus on open- ing and releasing the hips and shoulders. Ev- eryone regardless of their yoga experience is invited to attend. Craig is owner of the Iyengar Yoga Center of Denver, has trained with B.K.S. Iyengar in many trips to India, and is a Certified Intermediate Jr. 3 Iyengar Teacher. He is also one of our favorite instructors. Further details will be announced as we refine plans for the workshop. This is an excellent opportunity to learn from a highly skilled in- structor. In addition, Craig will be available for private lessons on Friday, September 28.


Vendors needed for the Quilt and Craft fair

WALseNBURg — Vendors are needed for the inaugural St. Mary Quilt and Craft Fair, Saturday, November 3, 9am – 3pm at Msgr. Howard Delaney Memorial Hall. $25 booth includes 6′ table, chairs, and one meal ticket. Call Natalie at 719-738-1204 or email to register by Monday, October 29. Limited space, register early!


Arts and Craft event seeks local authors

LA VeTA — In conjunction with the arts and craft event to be held at the Mercantile on Saturday, December 8, La Veta Public Library will host local authors with their books to round out holiday gift giving. Meet the authors and get signed editions. 10 am-3 pm. Contact Mitzi at the library (742-3572) to reserve free space for authors. For more information regarding the arts and craft fair, contact Sandy Dolak (719-251-1271)


Francisco Fort Museum fall school programs

LA VeTA — Francisco Fort Museum fall school programs are now available. Our museum campus consists of an original 1862 adobe settlement fort along with six other structures including an 1876 one room school house, two blacksmith shops, and much more. Our programs include blacksmith demonstrations, site tours, Native American culture, coal mining, and other historical subjects. Pro- grams can be customized for specific age groups (K through 12) and subject matter. Professional docents, local historians, and guest presenters lead the programs, many of which include hands on activities. These free museum programs/tours are available for area schools Monday through Friday from 10 am to 4 pm now through October 5. Contact museum director, Bob Kennemer at 719-742- 5501, or 719-248-4543, or via email at:



2018 TCF fundraising raffle

TRINIDAD — It’s time to buy Trinidad Community Foundation (TCF) raffle tickets on sale now until November 23. The proceeds are used to assist local non-profit organizations that provide services to the Trinidad/Las Animas County communities. The annual raffle is one of several ways that TCF raises funding for the community.

Generous donors are: 1953 Hudson – Phil Long Family of Dealerships; $500 in Shell Gas Gift Cards – Duran Oil; Samsung Tablet – Mt. Carmel Health & Wellness Center

To purchase tickets contact 2018-2019 Trinity Community Foundation Board Members: Presence is not required to win. Must be 18 or older to purchase a ticket.


Housing construction and revitalization seminar

TRINIDAD — The City of Trinidad and Senator Cory Gardner’s office are proud to bring an educational seminar around housing opportunities and resources. The event will be held at City Hall in the council chambers, 135 N. Animas Street, from 1 to 3 pm on Friday, September 14.

This seminar brings together representatives of the United States Department of Agriculture, US Department of Housing and Urban Development, Colorado Department of Local Affairs, Federal Housing Authority, and Colorado Housing and Finance Authority to discuss and educate the community about funding opportunities for both housing development and redevelopment.

The first hour of the seminar will focus on the housing issues the community is facing as well as an overview of what each agency has to offer. The second hour will be an open ses- sion where community members and busi- nesses will have the chance to go to each agencies resource table to have one on one conversation about specific issues or topics.

We hope to see you all at the educational seminar and if you have any questions please contact Georgi Clark at or call at (719)846-9843.


Book Readers Rock!

TRINIDAD — The book club for middle school students (6 through 8 grade) will meet Friday, September 14, 1:30-3 pm at the Carnegie Library, This month receive a free book, How to Capture an Invisible Cat, by Paul Tobin.


TLAC ribbon cutting

TRINIDAD — We have a Ribbon Cutting coming up, Friday, September 14, 5 pm for Dodgeton Creek Brewing Company, 36730 Democracy Drive (Industrial Park).


Green Chile Festival at TCFM

TRINIDAD — The fourth annual Green Chile Festival happens Saturday morning, September 15 at the Trinidad Community Farmers Market! Chile roasting all day! Register to win a free bushel from Musso Farms, enjoy great food from Redneck Grill and others! Plus all of your favorite produce, hand pies, bread, and cheese from local vendors!

SNAP (EBT) is happily honored at the Farmers Market! See the Trinidad Com- munity Farmers Market booth at the market for details.


Turning Point at Spanish Peaks Inn

GULNARE —Saturday, September 15, 8 pm to 12 pm enjoy the music of Turning Point Band for a $5 cover charge. Don’t forget Spanish Peaks Inn has Taco Tuesday and specials on Thursday and Friday nights! Dine in or call in and carry out! Spanish Peaks Inn is located in scenic Gulnare at 22590 County Rd 41.6 #10. Order to go and pick up in less than 30 minutes, (719) 941-4288. See ad page 5


United Presbyterian Church invites you

AgUILAR — Come visit the United Presbyterian Church, now located in the little white 1906 country church on Romero Street, just south of Main Street. Sunday service is at 10:30 am. Everybody is welcome!


Bar NI grant applications available now

LAs ANImAs CoUNTy — The Bar NI Ranch Community Fund is accepting grant proposals. Grants may be awarded in the areas of education, youth development, environment and conservation, health and human services and civic or public benefit. Grant awards must be made to 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations in the Purgatory Valley. For a proposal packet, contact Tom Perry at deadline is Friday September 28.


Christmas Cantata rehearsals

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


Hunter education class

TRINIDAD — Saturday Sept. 15, 8 am to 5 pm and Sunday, Sept. 19 2 pm until finished (must attend all sessions) at Prator Shooting Range, 42013 CR 24.6. Participants can sign- up for class on-line at: Call 846-7403 for more info or contact Jim Hamilton:


Archery clinic at Trinidad Lake State Park

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


Trinidad Chamber Singers auditions Monday Sep 17

TRINIDAD — Auditions for the Trinidad Chamber Singers sponsored by the Trinidad Music Association will take place Monday, September 17, 5 to 6:15 pm at the Massari Music Room. The Chamber Singers is an audition group ideally made up of individuals who are fairly comfortable with reading music and able/willing to commit to weekly rehear- sals. The goal is to select 3 individuals per part (SATB).

For the fall season, the chamber singers’ only commitment thus far is a lessons and carols concert at the beginning of December (date TBD). One prepared song is recommended.

For more info, email


Learn how to become an elementary teacher

TRINIDAD — Attend an informational meeting on the Teacher Preparation for Rural Edu- cation Partnership (TPREP) Tue., September 18, 4:30 to 6 pm in the Pioneer Room at TSJC. Learn how to earn a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education without leaving Trinidad.


Surviving the Unexpected: A workshop for caregivers

TRINIDAD — Come be encouraged by Debbie Giem as she shares her personal journey as a caregiver Tuesday, September 18, 5:30 pm in the Ziccardi Room of Mt. Carmel Health and Wellness, 911 Robinson Avenue. Giem became a caregiver at the age of nine taking care of her mom, and then her four siblings. Debbie fought depression, fear, loneliness, and frustration with no one to help her. She now supports caregivers with the tools it takes to be a healthy caregiver.


Let’s Talk: Advanced Directives

TRINIDAD — Take the first step to ensure your values and wishes are honored when it comes to end-of-life care. Join us for a dedicated class to make your wishes known by complecting a basic set of advanced directives. The one hour class will be held Wednesday, September 19, 10 am at the Carnegie Li- brary 202 N. Animas Street. For more information please call: 719-846-3060. The class is sponsored by Sangre de Cristo Hospice and Palliative Care.


TLAC luncheon

TRINIDAD — This month’s TLAC Chamber of Commerce luncheon is Wednesday, September 19, 12 pm in TSJC’s Pioneer Room. Our sponsor/speaker is the Sangre de Cristo Hospice. The cost for the lunch is $12. RSVP by email,, or by phone 719-846-9285.


Nostalgic Movie Night

TRINIDAD — The next nostalgic movie, The Dresser (a wonderful film from Great Britain) is showing Wed. September 19, 6:30 pm at the Carnegie Public Library of Trinidad, 202 N. Animas.


Peacock Ball 2018

TRINIDAD — Noah’s Ark Animal Welfare Association’s Peacock Ball will celebrate the 20-year anniversary of the inception of the organization on the night of Saturday, September 22, at the Sebastiani Gym.

Doors open at 5:30 pm, and dinner’s served at 6:30 pm. Formal attire, must be 18 years to attend, all tickets will be pre-sold. Tickets available at the Noah’s Ark Thrift Store, 147 E Main St, or by calling 719-846-8578. Supporters may also purchase tables of 8, or make a monetary donation. (Tickets are $50 each and available only in advance. Corporate tables are available for $600)

For more information call 680-2385 or 846-3953.


Old Primero, a documentary

TRINIDAD — Come out to the premiere of a new documentary film, Old Primero, which will be shown Saturday, September 22, 7 pm at Mt. Carmel Wellness & Community Center, 911 Robinson Avenue.

This new documentary film explores life and work in Primero, Colorado, a company town in the early 20th century west. The production examines the impact of company policy on families and their lives in the isolated and hostile rural canyons of the southern front range. For many immigrant families, Primero brought into focus the chance to grasp the American Dream for their families. This film reveals their story as they help settle the American West.


Moonlight Hike at Trinidad Trails

TRINIDAD — Join the Trinidad Outdoor Club for a moonlight hike on the new Sandstone Loop trail, Saturday, September 22, 8:30 pm. Meet at the trailhead parking lot behind the Masonic Cemetery. Bring water, appropriate footwear and clothing and headlamps or flashlights.


Tai Chi classes at Mt. Carmel

TRINIDAD — Tai Chi Classes begin at Mt. Carmel Wellness & Community Center Monday, September 24, advanced classes begin at 9:30 am, Novice classes at 10:30 am. Tai Chi is a terrific exercise for everyone — as long as they choose the best approach. Tai Chi is gentle, and can quickly improve balance, core strength, circulation and flexibility, and at the same time decrease stress levels and increase life vibrancy and joy.

six-Week Class schedule

Mondays and Wednesdays, Sept. 24 – Oct. 31 – Advanced Classes from 9:30-10:30 a.m.
– Novice Classes from 10:30-11:30 a.m.

Registration Fees

– $40 Fee, 60+ years, $40 registration fee paid by COG AAA


Oratory night

TRINIDAD — The next Oratory Night at the Carnegie will be Wednesday, September 26, 5:30 to 7:30 pm. Oratory Night is for any spoken-word presentation, eight minutes or less, no censorship (that’s up to the speaker), sign up at the library to speak. Come and listen, we need an enthusiastic audience


Glow Ball Golf at Trinidad Golf Course

TRINIDAD — Friday, September 28, 4:30 to ??? bring a flashlight to Trinidad Municipal Golf Course and enjoy a night of fun! Sign up now as space is limited. The cost is $260 per four person scramble. Green fees and carts are included. This tournament is a benefit for Trinidad for Children Campaign.



Northeastern New Mexico job fair

LAs VegAs — Looking for a job? Looking to hire? The 1st Annual Northeastern New Mexico Workforce Summit will be held Thursday, September 13 and Friday, Sept. 14 at the Luna Community College Auditorium in Las Vegas (366 Luna Drive). This fair will be featuring jobs and employers from Mora, San Miguel, Las Vegas and Colfax Counties. Employers are invited to host a table and recruit employees.N For more information call Andrea Martinez 505 429 1293 or Sophia Ortiz, Career Development Specialist, SER Jobs For Progress, Raton 575 445 5445.


Confirmation preparation program

RAToN — Are you a baptized Catholic who has not received the Sacrament of Confirmation? Saint Patrick & Saint Joseph Catholic Church in Raton will be offering a preparation pro- gram every Thursday evening from 6-7:30 pm at the Parish Hall starting on September 13. Join us Sept 12th for kick-off festivities and registration. Please bring a copy of your Baptismal and First Communion certificate to register. The Sacrament of Confirmation is necessary for the completion of baptismal grace. For “by the sacrament of Confirmation, (the baptized) are more perfectly bound to the Church and are enriched with a special strength of the Holy Spirit. Hence they are, more strictly obliged to spread and defend the faith by word and deed.” Questions? (575) 445-9763


42nd Annual International Exhibition & Sale

RAToN — Reminder: the drop off date for artists for the 2018 International Exhibition and Sale is Friday, September 14, 9 am to 12 pm at International Bank, International Room, 200 S. 2nd Street. The show opens to the public Wed., Sept. 19, through Fri., Sept. 21, 9 am to 5 pm. The Awards Presentation and Reception will be Friday, September 21, 6 pm.

Contact: or call (575) 445-2052.


National Scouting Museum at Philmont Scout Ranch grand opening

CImARRoN — The National Scouting Museum of the Boy Scouts of America has moved to Philmont Scout Ranch, 17 Deer Run Road to serve a larger audience. Everyone is invited to the exciting grand opening on Saturday, September 15, 8 am – 5:30 pm.

For info,, or 575-376-1136.


Cub Scouts meeting

RAToN — Cub Scouts will meet Monday, September 17, 5:30 pm at First United Methodist Church, 1501 S 4th Street. Cub Scouts is for boys and girls enrolled in the 3rd – 5th grade, doesn’t matter on age, just what grade. Open to all adventurous types looking for something fun and exciting to do after school. Learn citizenship, character development, join the pine wood derby races, and participate in fundraising activities.


Holy Rocka Rollaz

RAToN — Take an authentic trip back to the fantastic 50’s, Wednesday, September 19, 7 pm at the Shuler Theater. If it’s early rock n roll and rock a billy of Elvis Presley, Buddy Holly, Chuck Berry, Johnny Cash (and many more), you want you have found your dream band. Holy Rocka Rollaz bring back the sound, the look the memories, the nostalgia of one of America’s most treasured eras.


Senior Center Food Distribution

RAToN — Senior boxes distributed from 10 to 11 am and 1 to 3 pm Sept. 21, at Colfax County Senior Center, 444 S 1st Street.


Annual Cowboy Trade Show in Folsom

FoLsom — Come join the fun at Folsom Village, Junction of HWY 325 & HWY 456 Saturday, September 22. The trade show goes on all day. Vendors wanted! The show helps benefit Folsom Museum. Contact Barbara Schoonover for more information by calling 575-278-3696. The show specializes in “Cowboy”: gear, crafts, antiques, etc. Spaces for vendors is $30.


Artist-author reception

RAToN — Saturday, September 22, 1 to 4 pm Patchwork Phoenix, 228 S. 1st Street will have an artist-author reception. Guest speaker, artist Milbie Benge, will present “The Creative Process” Participating authors are: Rick Trice, Sandra Bolton, Sharon Niederman, Dee Burks, Pat Walsh, Pat Veltir, and Isis Grayling. Authors will be on hand to sell, sign, and discuss their books.


Back to school with essential oils

RAToN — Sat. September 22, 10 am at the Arthur Johnson Memorial Library learn how to support your children in a different way with essential oils! Oils can help with a more rest- ful night sleep, healthy immune function, support focus and concentration, calm emotions, and provide the help they need if they do catch that classroom bug! This class is free and open to all! Leave with a FREE “rise and shine” OR “calm kiddo” rollerball blend.


Park after Dark

CAPULIN — Appreciate the end of summer with a FREE sunset viewing at Capulin Volcano Saturday, September 22, 5:30 pm.


Worship at the Mandala

Des moINes — Sunday, September 23, 3 – 5 pm you are invited to the monthly worship service lead by the Rev. Tim Sexton, followed by potluck dinner.


Regenerative ranching & farming workshop

CImARRoN — Mark your calendar and come to this special event featuring three pioneers in the regenerative ranching and farming movement Monday, September 24, 9 am – 5 pm. Learn from their years of experience and how they restore de- grading landscapes — principles that can be applied in any environment. The cost for the workshop is $70 per person or $50/person – for Colfax residences and surrounding counties – includes lunch. This workshop is limited to 100 attendees.


National Voter Registration Day

sPRINgeR — Tuesday September 25 is National Voter Registration Day. Springer Electric will be hosting this event and registering voters at 408 Maxwell Ave in Springer. Their office hours are 7 AM to 5:30 PM open through the lunch hour.

Make sure to get out and vote! It is your right, privilege, and responsibility as a US Citizen.


Raton Ministerial Alliance food distribution

RAToN — The next food distribution is September 28, 10 am at the City Market building, 907 S. 2nd Street. Food will be distributed until supplies are gone, everyone is welcome.


Raton golf tournament fundraiser for Raton schools

RAToN — Like so many schools in our state, Raton High School struggles with financial issues so we are sponsoring a golf tournament to benefit them Saturday, September 29. Call the Raton Golf Course or RHS for more information. All checks or money orders may be made out to RHS Athletes and mailed to me at 1181 Lincoln Ave., Raton, N.M. 87740 to de- liver to Jose Archuleta! Thank you all for all you do in our community.


Friends of the Library book sale

RAToN — The Arthur Johnson Memorial Library is hosting the Friends of the Library Book Sale from 10 am to 2 pm on Saturday, Sept. 29. This sale allows the Friends of the Library to assist with the purchase of items outside the library’s regular budget.

This time around, there are over 70 large boxes of donated used books in adult fiction, non-fiction, self-help, cooking, ref- erence and more along with many children and young adult books. Many of these books have been donated to the library while others have recently come out of the library’s circulation. The sale takes donations only—choose as many book as you would like and give as much as you can!

The Arthur Johnson Memorial Library is a program of the City of Raton and is located at 244 Cook Avenue in Raton. They are open Monday through Saturday with varying hours. Visit for details.


Life in the coal camp

RAToN — A special presentation at the Raton Museum, 108 South Second Street, by George (Judo) Yaksich will be held Saturday, September 29, 4 pm


Pet photos sought for calendar

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 Jpg format, in landscape mode and must include photographer’s name, address, phone number, email and photo title. Submissions can be of either a domestic pet or livestock. Deadline is October 26th. Submit your photo to or bring it to the office on a flashdrive. Questions? 575 445 3912

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