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Briefs for Nov. 13, 2008

New MOF Show

WALSENBURG- The Huerfano County Commissioners and the Museum of Friends announce the opening of The New Show, the third satellite exhibition of 2008, on Fri. Nov. 14 at the county courthouse.  Brendt Berger curated the show which includes painting, sculpture, photography, prints, fabric and fiber art by local artists, many of whom have received national recognition.

Youth Athletics Meeting

WALSENBURG- There will be a community meeting this Friday the 14th of November. The meeting will be at 6 pm at the Housing Authority office in the community room. This meeting is to discuss the formation of a club to help support Walsenburg youth athletics, encompassing all children in grades 3rd thru 12th. If you are interested in helping our youth please join us.


WALSENBURG- The Rural Property Owners Alliance will meet 10-1 Sat. Nov. 15 at the Huerfano County Community Center.  Paul Denney, a geophysicist with more than 30 years experience in oil and gas exploration, will speak about a method for locating and studying  underground fractures which may become conduits for methane seeps.

    At 1 pm, the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC) is holding a public meeting to discuss the mitigation plan underway at River Ridge ranch.  Peter Gintautas, consultant, will talk about Petroglyph’s efforts to prevent further methane seeps and restore water wells at River Ridge.

Are You Prepared?

WALSENBURG-  On Sat. Nov. 15, from 10 am to 2 pm, Huerfano County will be the site of a community Emergency Preparedness Fair to help all of us prepare ourselves and our families for everything from illness to job loss, to larger community disasters.  There will be on-going presentations during the fair, and lots of materials and handouts to help you be prepared for whatever the future holds.  Place: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 615 Walsen Ave., Walsenburg.   

Farm Bureau Annual Meeting

LA VETA- The Huerfano County Farm Bureau is holding its annual meeting of members on Sat. Nov. 15 at 2 pm at Sammie’s Restaurant in La Veta.

    If you are a Farm Bureau member in good standing, you should have received an invitation card in the mail, and you are encouraged to attend the meeting.  Four vacancies on the Board of Directors will be voted on.  There will be a presentation on the accomplishments of the Farm Bureau over the past year, and the Board is seeking input about policy decisions that will be made at the State Farm Bureau Convention during the week of Nov. 16. 

    Dessert will be served, entertainment is planned, and there will be door prizes.  There is no charge to Farm Bureau members.  The reservations deadline has been extended to Nov. 13 – call (719) 989-7259 to RSVP.

The Gift of Art

LA VETA- The Spanish Peaks Arts Council (SPACe) in La Veta announces the opening of the 12th annual Gift of Art show.  The opening reception is Sun. Nov. 16, 4 – 6 pm.  Refreshments are provided and there is no admission fee.  The show is on display until Jan. 3, 2009. Affordable original artwork created by local artists includes paintings, fiber art, photography, jewelry, wood, and porcelain pieces. Local musicians and authors may still have their books or CD′s in the show. There is no fee to enter.  Call Kathy at 742-5756 for information.

     SPACe also announces a holiday fundraising event, for the Building Expansion, on Dec. 6.  The "Holiday ART Feast" will take guests on a progressive dinner through three galleries, Pinon Hill Pottery, the SPACe Gallery, and the La Veta Fine Art Gallery, beginning at 5:30 pm.  Original art will be offered in separate drawings at each gallery.  Tickets are $20 and are limited.  They may be purchased at any of the participating galleries, as well as at Charlie′s Market.

     The SPACe Gallery is located in La Veta  at 132 W. Ryus. Visit or call 719 742-3074.  Gallery hours: Tues., Thurs, Sat.  from 10 to 3 .

La Veta Boosters Gift Shop

LA VETA-  The annual La Veta Boosters Club Gift Shop will be open for business on the following dates:

     Nov. 17 – 10 to 3

     Nov.  18 – 10 to 6

     Nov.  19 – 10 to 3

     Nov.  20 – 10 to 3

    As usual, it will be held at the Catholic Church Parish Hall, behind the elementary school.  Everyone is welcome. Questions?  Call Sharon @ 719-587-2940

Spinning Wool 

WALSENBURG- Have you ever wondered what it would be like to spin wool into yarn on a spinning wheel?

    A free lesson in spinning will be held at Edla′s yarn shop on Mon. Nov. 17th from 5:30 to 7 pm. All material will be provided by Gabrielle Ratajczak who has been awarded a Colorado Council on the Arts grant to promote Heritage Arts in the County. Sign up now at Edla′s, 738-3318.

Re-1 Accountability

WALSENBURG- Huerfano Re-1 District Accountability Accreditation Committee will meet on Tues. Nov. 18 at 6 pm at John Mall High School to discuss the Flat Iron Academy Charter School Application.


WALSENBURG- At this time of Thanksgiving, the Walsenburg community is coming together for a ThanksLiving Celebration on Nov. 23, the Sunday before Thanksgiving.  The 7 pm service will be in St. Mary Catholic Church in Walsenburg, with the community asked to bring canned goods to donate to Dorcas Circle, the local food and clothing pantry.

    The offering will go to the Open Arms Pregnancy Center and Morning Star Ministry, following the theme of Letting God′s Light Shine.

    Pastor James Kim of United Church will be speaker.  Special music is by the fellowship choir singing "Thanksgiving Calypso" with choir director Suellen Levy.  Other music is furnished by Vivian Price, John Stroh, Edie Penne, the United Church Quartette and the Huerfano Winds.