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Briefs for November 26, 2009

A community of Thanksgiving

WALSENBURG– On Thanksgiving Day, Thurs. Nov. 26, the community will come together at the annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner. The dinner is held annually at the Walsenburg Community Center, and is provided free of charge for all who want to come together to give thanks as a faith community and for all who would otherwise not have a family celebration. The dinner will be served from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm. All are invited to join in the celebration which is annually organized by La Hai Roi Ministries and Dorcas Circle.  There will be a donation box available, with proceeds going to both organizations to help defray the cost of providing the food that will be served. Volunteers are always welcome to help with the event and share their talents to make the day a memorable one for all.

A Dickens of a Christmas train

LA VETA- From now until Dec. 23, call for tickets at 1-877-726-RAIL.

Eagles Craft Sale

WALSENBURG- Eagles Auxiliary #1187 will be holding a craft sale and raffle at Eagles Hall in Walsenburg Nov. 27 after the Parade of Lights. All craft items and food items will be allowed.  Tables are $10 each.  For table reservations or for information please call 738-2713 or 738-1263.

Chamber’s Bazaar

 WALSENBURG- The third annual Holiday Bazaar will be this weekend at the Huerfano County Community Center in Walsenburg.   It is sponsored by the Huerfano County Chamber of Commerce in Walsenburg  Times for the bazaar are from 9 to 5 on Fri. Nov. 27 and from 10 to 4 on Sat. Nov. 28.

    Contact Nancy Lave at 738-2005 for more information and vendor booths.

Reflections celebration and Tree Lighting

WALSENBURG- On Dec. 1 at 6 pm at the Community Center, Sangre de Cristo Hospice will hold a celebration and tree lighting. Everyone is invited to light a light in memory of loved ones. For more information, contact Tarrah Hildreth, Sangre de Cristo Hospice, 719-251-8111.

Commissioners vote

WALSENBURG– On Wed. Dec 9 at 10 am, the County Commissioners will vote on the permit for Silver Mountain Wind Farm.

Bank calendars

WALSENBURG- Come to the Huerfano County Branch of the First National Bank in Trinidad for their 17th Annual Open House and 2010 Calendar Distribution on Thurs. Dec. 3 from 9 to 3 pm. at 135 W. 6th in Walsenburg.

    The Collector’s Series Calendar is distributed as a gift to the community on a first-come, first-served basis.  The 2010 historic calendar features the professional photography of Trinidad resident, Duane F. Sehon, who had studios in Trinidad, Walsenburg and Raton.  His imagery chronicled ordinary life in southern Colorado and northern New Mexico during the 1950s through 80s. Duane Sehon’s son and grandson will be signing calendars.

SPRHC Bazaar

WALSENBURG- The SPRHC Hospital Auxiliary is holding a bazaar and bake sale at the Spanish Peaks Regional Health Center from 9-noon on Fri., Dec. 4.

 

Tree lighting, art, dinner and a show on Dec. 5

LA VETA and WALSENBURG- – The La Veta tree lighting is at 4:30 pm Sat Dec. 5 at Charlie’s Park. Then at 5:30, embark on the SPACe progressive art feast, starting at Pinon Hill Pottery, 221 N. Main.  Art Feast festivities end by 7 at the La Veta Fine Art Gallery, just in time to head to Walsenburg’s FOX on the Rocks theatre for a fabulous evening of acoustic music by three top Nashville songwriters, the legendary  Tommy Tutone, along with Fred James, and Mary-Ann Brandon.  The concert starts at 7:30 pm.  Get tickets for $20 at the door, at www.spanishpeaksalliance.org or by calling 719-742-3069.

     

McKinley and Kester to lead issues forum

LA  JUNTA–  On Tues. Dec. 8 from 7-8:30, State Representative Wes McKinley (D-Walsh) and State Senator Ken Kester (R-Las Animas) will hold an Issue Forum at Otero Junior College on matters facing southeastern Colorado and what proposals may be introduced into the upcoming legislative session to address those concerns. The next session convenes at the capitol in Denver on Wed., Jan. 13.

    Citizens of coutheastern Colorado are invited to join the discussion at the Student Center banquet Room, 2001 San Juan Ave., La Junta, CO.

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