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Briefs for Febraury 11, 2010

Chamber to meet

WALSENBURG- The Huerfano County Chamber of Commerce will meet this Thurs. at 5:30 at the LaPlaza Inn on W. 6th St. instead of at the train depot.  Anyone wishing to know more about their Chamber of Commerce is invited. 

Tourism board meets

WALSENBURG- The Tourism Board meets at noon Fri. Feb. 12 in the commissioner meeting room in the courthouse.  On the agenda is a review of local grant applications and a report on the San Luis Valley tourism conference with its theme of Ag-Tourism.

La Veta Library Screens “The Boy In the Striped Pajamas”

LA VETA- The La Veta Public Library will show the movie “The Boy in The Striped Pajamas” on Fri. Feb. 12.  The movie depicts two young boys who become best friends.  Bruno, son of the local Nazi camp commandant, is on the free side of a high barbed wire fence, while Shmuel sits forlornly in his striped prisoner suit on the enclosed side.  Their friendship is tested by soldiers enforcing the separation of the fence.  This hauntingly beautiful film will linger in your memory as you contemplate the fences in your own relationships.  The film begins at 6:30 pm and discussion will follow.  Admission is free, and the program is made possible by The Friends of the La Veta Library.

Sweetheart supper

WALSENBURG- There will be a Sweetheart Spaghetti Supper on Sat. Feb.. 13, 5 to 7 pm at Walsenburg’s  United Church on Main Street.  Music will be provided by Orphan Valley Singers and friends.  Tickets are $6 for singles and $10 for couples.

Let’s Paint!!!

WALSENBURG- Create with Emma and her rug. An Art Workshop for children in grades K-7 will be held at Spanish Peaks Library, Tues. Feb. 16, from 4:30-6 pm.  Bring your watercolor sets and brushes and watercolor with Dianne Hanisch. Please sign up for the event at the library. There will be no charge for the session. For information, call 738-2774.

Science Fair open house

GARDNER- Gardner School will be having their Science Fair open house on Wed. Feb. 17 from 5-6:30.  Hope to see you here!

Meet Congressional candidate Bob McConnell

LA VETA- Come Meet Bob McConnell on Thurs.  Feb.18 at 6 pm at the La Veta Community Center.  McConnell is running for the Third Congressional District against John Salazar.

UHCD Supervisors meet

WALSENBURG– The Board of Supervisors of the Upper Huerfano Conservation District will meet at 5:30 pm on Thurs. Feb. 18 at 711 Walsen Avenue, Suite A, Walsenburg.  The meeting is open to the public.

Hometown Heroes meet

WALSENBURG- The next meeting of Huerfano Hometown Heroes will be Feb. 20 at 1 pm, at Adventure Trails.  Clifford Boxley with Freedom Team Salute will talk to us about that organization & how they recognize our heroes in uniform. 

The Fab Four’s “Help!” in La Veta

LA VETA- SPACe is hosting a fundraising party for the gallery building expansion on Feb. 20 at the Francisco Center for the Performing Arts beginning at 5:30.  There will be homemade pizza, appetizers, drinks, and door prizes.  At 6:30, there will be a showing of the Beatle′s movie, "Help!"  In addition, there will be a display of 24 original "Lobby Card" posters for the movie.  The posters are part of a generous donation of movie posters that will be used in the fundraising campaign.  The cost per ticket is $20 at Charlie′s and the SPACe gallery.  The theater only seats 80 people so tickets are limited.  Visit the SPACe website,, or call 719 742-3074 for more information.

FFA week: lead out loud

LA VETA- The student body of La Veta High School is encouraged to wear blue and gold to school on Mon. Feb 22!  Members of the Community can also wear blue to show their support for the National FFA Organization.

    On Tues. Feb. 23, students will be encouraged to dress like  farmers and  drive a tractor to school. The tractor parade starts at 8 am. The line-up will go around the school lot. Line-up begins at 7:45 am and members of the community are welcome to drive tractors in the parade.

    Wed. Feb. 24 is Western Dress Day. The petting zoo will start at 12 pm.

    Thurs. Feb. 25 is Teach Ag Day. The La Veta FFA Chapter Officer Team will go around to elementary and tell about agriculture. Later that night at 5 pm, there will be an open house and chili cook off at La Veta High School’s Ag Shop. The Chapter will sell bowls of chili for $2. Then at 6 pm, the Chapter Officer Team will tell the community the things they have learned in Ag.

Root beer float night

WALSENBURG- John Mall Booster Club  and Accountablilty Committee will be hosting a Root Beer Float Night at their next combined meeting Mon. Feb. 22  at 5:30 pm in the JMHS cafeteria.  The focus of the meeting will be on Drive Safe Huerfano County, a student group which advocates the wearing of seat belts and safe driving.

Youth sports benefit

WALSENBURG- There will be a Youth Sports Benefit on March 6 at Eagles Hall, 612 Main St.  Dinner will be served from 5-7 pm; from 7-8 pm  there will be guest speakers and a raffle drawing.  Then, from 8-midnight music will be provided by Johnny’s DJ service and an open bar will be available.

Tickets are $7 or $10 at the door.

    This benefit will raise money for our Youth Sports Programs. Let’sbuild a strong foundation for our children and help keep their sports programs active.  Come one, come all and support our children.

Sponsorships available:

Level 1-$30- sponsors receive  2 dinner tickets, 1 entry drawing to JMHS girls half beef (equal to 300 lbs beef) and recognition during dinner (an extra $5.00 will get 3 entries instead of 1).

Level 2- $50- sponsors receive  2 dinner tickets, 3 tickets for the JMHS Girls half beef (equal to 300 lbs beef), recognition during dinner, advertisement in local paper, advertisement on KSPK .

Free screening

WALSENBURG-  A film showing SDS: in action, in Newark, NJ in 1964 will be shown at Spanish Peaks Library on a date chosen according to feedback from those interested in seeing it.  Topics are community organizing, live and in the ditches alongside Tom Hayden, Barry Kalish & friends.  Power to the people, the real stuff, door to door, tears and shouting allowed, free popcorn.  Ranting, raving, discussion to follow.  RSVP to express interest and what showtime will work for you by calling 719-738-1154 or email 

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