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Briefs for September 4, 2008

Special Evening Mass in Aguilar

by William J. Bechaver

AGUILAR- This year, as has become a recent annual event at Saint Anthony Of Padua Catholic Church in Aguilar, they will be celebrating The Solemnity Of The Feast Of The Birth Of The Virgin Mary with a special evening Mass once again this year. The festivities will be held on Friday, September 5th, beginning with the celebration of Mass at 6:00 pm, presided over by pastor Father Phil Coury, C.M.

    Music for the celebration will be provided by The Spanish Music Choir from Saint Mary’s in Walsenburg.  Following the celebration of the Eucharist, they will host a pot-luck dinner in The Saint Anthony’s Parish Hall. All are invited to attend this special event, for food, fellowship, and fun!

Public Cell Tower Rally

LA VETA- There will be a public rally regarding the proposed 180 foot cell tower for La Veta on Wednesday September 10 at 7 pm at the Ricky Tims Art Quilt Studio, 105 W. Ryus Avenue in La Veta.  

    There will be presentations and discussions in opposition to the 180 foot cell tower monopole application that  will visually mar the scenic viewscape of  the   Town of La Veta, along with simulations of the visual impact to the Town of La Veta′s tourist  and business district.

    Citizens will express their hopes for alternative cell tower solutions that will not violate the county land use guide and that will not mar the  unique and pristine nature of the Cuchara Valley.

    There will be refreshments and music.

V.F.W Auxiliary Meeting with Official Visit

WALSENBURG- Rita Kindell, V.F.W. Auxiliary District #2 President for 2008-2009 year, will make her official visit at the next meeting, to be held Sept. 11 at 1:30 pm.

    It is requested that all members please try to attend.

Republicans Meet 9/11

WALSENBURG- The Huerfano County Republicans will meet Thursday, September 11 at the Walsenburg Community Center, small conference room, at 5:30 pm for a potluck and film.  Dinner will be served at 6 pm.   All Republicans are urged to bring a covered dish and watch this informative film.

Meet Authors at Francisco Fort Museum Local History Book Fest

LA VETA- On Saturday, September 13, from 10am- 3 pm come to the Francisco Fort Museum on Main Street in La Veta.  You can meet eight Front Range authors, who will be there along with their books on our local history.  Be sure to

browse the museum’s excellent selection of regional books and maps.  Finally, make sure to hear Dr. Vince Matthews, state geologist, at 1 pm in the 1890 Saloon, making a presentationon “The Geology of Huerfano County.”

    Admission is free and  tours are available.  Bring a friend and a picnic.

Community Singers Prepare for Christmas

WALSENBURG- All singers in Huerfano County are invited to the first rehearsal of the Community Singers as they begin preparation of the cantata “A World of Christmas” by Joseph Martin.  The cantata revolves around different customs of various countries and includes music from those countries.  Yunhee Han will be the accompanist and Jenni Behringer will direct the “action.”

    Beginning rehearsals are from 5:30-6:30 pm as follows:

• Sunday, Sept. 14, United Church, 108 Kansas (side door);   

• Wednesday, Sept. 17, United Methodist Church of La Veta, 420 S. Main St.,

    You are invited to come to one of the rehearsals or both. Come join us! For more information, call Carol at 989-0826.

Business Roundtable

WALSENBURG- Business Financing information provided for Huerfano County Businesses! The second Roundtable for Huerfano County businesses will be held on September 25th from 5:15 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Huerfano County Community Center, 928 Russell Street. The first roundtable held last spring on energy efficiency and support was a big hit with attendees. We hope all Huerfano County Business Owners/Managers will take advantage of this great opportunity to learn more about business financing. Presenters from several state, federal and private agencies have been invited to present opportunities. The Governor′s Office of Economic Development, Huerfano County, the Huerfano County Chamber of Commerce and the La Veta – Cuchara Chamber of Commerce, are hosting this event informational and timely event. Watch your mailbox for an invitation!

Conservation District Photo Contest

by Mollie Fuller

HUERFANO- The Upper Huerfano Conservation District is sponsoring a photo contest open to amateur photographers (those who make less than 50 percent of their income from photography) who are residents of Huerfano County. Categories include : Conservation – i.e. volunteers planting trees, livestock management or a windfarm; Close Up Conservation – i.e. Aquatic insects, farm implements, water drops, etc.; Conservation in Action – i.e.: conservation districts in action such as planning, office staff at work, interaction with landowners or landowners in a conservation-related event.  And/or Ag/Conservation Across America – i.e. photos covering any subject barns, crops, farm practices, livestock, etc.

    Black-and-white prints, color prints, and prints from digital photos are all acceptable.  All entries must be postmarked or dropped off at the Conservation District office by September 15, 2008.  For a complete set of contest guidelines, judging standards and an entry form, contact the Upper Huerfano Conservation District, at (719) 738-1171 or