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Dance in La Veta tonight

LA VETA- The La Veta Boosters will be hosting a dance on Thurs. Dec. 4, from 7 to 9:30 pm in the old gym, for La Veta students in grades five through eight.  Entrance fee is $2, or $1 with a non-perishable food item.  Home school students are welcome.

Empty Bowls tonight at JMHS

WALSENBURG- Dec. 4th from 5:30 to 7 pm will be Empty Bowls Night at the John Mall High School Cafeteria.  Sponsored by the National Honor Society and Panther Community Service Club, the event is a fundraiser for Huerfano County human assistance.

    For information, contact Linn G. Baker at the high school- 738-1610

Huerfano Chamber party Friday

WALSENBURG- The Huerfano Chamber of Commerce is holding its Christmas Party on Dec. 5 at La Plaza Inn at 6 pm. Tickets for this event are still available at the Chamber office and are $17 in advance or $20 at the door.  A silent auction will be held after the dinner. Please bring a gift and join in the fun.

United Church Mission breakfast

WALSENBURG- United Church of Walsenburg members and friends will gather for breakfast Sat. Dec. 6, at the La Plaza Inn, 118 W. Sixth, for a planning and visioning meeting.  Lunch will be served also, with no cost to participants for the two meals.  The discussion leader will be Rev. John Blinn, former district superintendent.  The focus will be on the mission of the church, Sunday School, media ministry and other topics.  Reservations are suggested, call Faye Stroh at 738-3141.

Gardner Craft Fair

GARDNER- The annual Gardner Craft Fair is being held Sat. Dec. 6 at the community center from 10 am to 3 am.  As always, “Great Food. Great Fun. Please Come." 

Lathrop Park’s Christmas  Bazaar

LATHROP- There will be a Christmas  Bazaar & Open House at Lathrop State Park Dec. 6 and 7 from 10 am to 3 pm.  It will feature local artists and crafts people, and you can enjoy hot drinks and refreshments while you browse.  This is also the Rocky Mountain Nature Association’s annual 15% off book and gift sale.  Everyone is welcome.

Holiday ART Feast

LA VETA- Don’t forget the a progressive dinner that takes you to three outstanding galleries in La Veta.   On Dec. 6 from 5:30 – 7:30, the Spanish Peaks Arts Council is sponsoring the “Holiday ART Feast”.  Tickets are limited and are $20 each. .  Tickets may be purchased at Pinon Hill Pottery,  the SPACe Gallery, and the La Veta Fine Art Gallery, as well as at Charlie’s Market and La Veta True Value.

     Proceeds raised by the dinner will go to the SPACe Building Expansion Fund.

Water Board

WALSENBURG- The Board of the Huerfano County Water Conservancy District will meet at 6 pm on Wed. Dec. 10, 2008 at the Walsenburg Golf Club at Lathrop State Park, Hwy 160, Walsenburg.  The Board will be voting on the finalized 2009 budget.  The meeting is open to the public.

American Cancer Society

WALSENBURG- The Huerfano County Relay For Life meeting will be held Wed. Dec. 10, 2008, at 6 pm at Andy’s Smokehouse.

Conservation District Board

WALSENBURG- The Board of Supervisors of the Upper Huerfano Conservation District will meet at 5:30 pm on Thurs. Dec. 11 at 711 Walsen Ave. Suite A, in Walsenburg.  The meeting is open to the public.

Francisco Fort museum gift shop open

LA VETA- The Francisco Fort Museum Gift Shop, at 306 Main St. will be open on Dec 12 and 13 from 2 until 8 pm.  The shop has a great selection of railroad and Colorado history books, plus books by local authors and many other gifts and decorations.  A gift bought here is a gift to the recipient and to the museum.  Have an historical Christmas.

Transform Scrooge

AGUILAR- Come enjoy Scrooge Transformed, a Western Melodramatic Comedy written by Mary Sue Mangino and starring Bob Walton as Scrooge on Fri. Dec. 12, at 7 pm at the Aguilar School Auditorium. There will be another showing on Sat. Dec. 13 at the Trinidad Middle School Auditorium.

Rural Property Owners Meet

WALSENBURG- On Sat. Dec. 13 the Rural Property Owners Alliance is presenting Alan Curtis of the law firm of White-Jankowski. He will speak on water well rights & adjudication, groundwater protection and issues and leasing agreements.  It will be held at the community center in Walsenburg from 11 am to 2 pm.

Italian Christmas cookie party

TRINIDAD—Buon Natale! Merry Christmas! Get in the holiday spirit at the “Festa di Biscotti: Cookies and Camaraderie” hosted by the Trinidad Italian Club.   The party takes place on Sunday, December 14, from 2:00-4:00 p.m., in the General Purpose Room in the Student Center at Trinidad State Junior College.

    Duane Zanotelli and Connie Pallone will lead a sing-a-long of favorite Italian songs, so warm up those voices for singing and lots of conversation too. There also will be a drawing for a special cookie plate for anyone who is a current club member (you can join at the event).

    Italian Christmas ornaments and ceramic tiles will be featured at a gift table from the Trinidad History Museum Bookstore.  Don’t miss the “Buon Natale Christmas Tree” at the store itself, at 312 E. Main Street. The tree and gift items are harbingers of the museum’s 2009 programs about Italy and Italians in Colorado.

    The holiday spirit and a minimum of one dozen cookies to share with others are required for entry to the fiesta.  So make an extra batch of Christmas cookies and join the fun!  Gourmet cookies from one of Trinidad’s cafe bakeries are good too but, please, no packaged cookies!  A modest fee will be charged for anyone without cookies.  The club will provide beverages.

    The event is open to members of the Trinidad Italian Club and the general public too. You do not have to be of Italian ancestry to participate in club events or to become a member of the club.  For more information, contact Paula Manini at the museum at 719-846-7217.

Sierra Club

PUEBLO- There is a meeting of the Sierra Club Thurs. Dec. 11 from  6:30 pm – 8 pm at the Rawlings Library (100 Abriendo Ave.), in Pueblo, CO.

    Sierra Club meetings are open to the public.  Environmental topics for Southeastern Colorado are discussed including water quality issues, mining, and air pollution.

    For more information, contact: Jenny Kedward 719-582-0249, blueufoshow@yahoo.com

Ruben Ortiz

Ruben Ortiz 5/30/1922 ~ 8/6/2020 World War ll US Navy veteran, lifetime Trinidad resident is survived by his wife, Flora Ortiz; children Cynthia (Margarito) Ortiz

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