Throughout our World
Free Ask-a-Lawyer Event
HUERFANO — On October 25th, from 1-6p.m., residents of Huerfano and Las Animas counties will have the opportunity to receive free 25-minute consultations from local volunteer attorneys and Colorado Legal Services about topics such as family law, housing matters, small claims, guardianship and conservatorship, and sealing criminal records.
You need to register in advance no later than October 20 by calling the Self-Help Center at 719-793-7113 or visit the 3rd Judicial District website at https://tinyurl.com/y2a2wvos
Collecting Judgements Presentation
HUERFANO — On October 25th, from 12-1:30p.m., there will be a free virtual presentation by Matthew Berumen, the Chief Compliance Officer/Corporate Counsel at Credit Service Company, Inc.
Attend this free session via Webex or by phone regarding collecting civil money judgements, for example judgement debtors, creditors, and Garnishees, placing liens on property and bank accounts, garnishing paychecks, and exempt earnings.
USDA Forest Service waives fees for Veterans Day
OUR WORLD — The USDA Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Region, will waive fees, where charged, at day‐use recreation sites in Colorado, Nebraska, South Dakota, Kansas and the Bighorn, Medicine Bow and Shoshone National Forests in Wyoming in honor of Veterans Day, Thursday, Nov. 11th.
The Forest Service offers several fee‐free days annually to encourage Americans to explore the outdoors and visit their public lands. The fee waiver includes many Forest Service picnic areas, boat launches, trailheads, and visitor centers. Fees for camping, cabin rentals, or other permits still apply. Fees will continue to be charged at Forest Service standard amenity fee recreation sites operated by concessionaires, unless individual managers choose to participate.
National Hispanic Heritage Month
OUR WORLD — Celebrated between September 15 and October 15, Hispanic Heritage Month honors the cultures and histories of people in the US who came from, or whose ancestors came from, the Caribbean, Mexico, Central America, South America, and Spain. This years theme “Esperanza: A Celebration of Hispanic Heritage and Hope” is a story well-known in the Hispanic community. It highlights how steep challenges emulate how great our tomorrow can be if we hold onto resilience and hope.
Take time to reflect on all of the contributions Hispanics have made in the past, consider how many more contributions will continue to be made in the future, and remember that we are stronger when we work together.
Change of Venue for Grief Circle
OUR WORLD — The Grief Circle Support Group sponsored by Mt. Rose Health Center Palliative Care and Hospice will still be on the second Wednesday of the month but will have a new time and location. A move to the Harry Sayer Senior Center at 1222 San Pedro Ave in Trinidad will make the program more accessible. We will start the group at 1p.m. on October 13th. Zoom sign in: https://zoom.us/j/95686445697
Death Café will continue at 2p.m. on the 4th Wednesday of the month. This month it will be offered on October 27th by Zoom only.
Huerfano Farmers Markets
HUERFANO — There are a whole bunch of Farmers Markets taking place each week in Huerfano County. Enough, in fact, that you could go to a new market every day from Thursday to Sunday. If that’s not your style, swing on by the closest one to you for fresh local fruits and veggies and hand-crafted goods.
The Gardner Farmers Market takes place on Saturdays from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. under the pavilion next to the Methodist church.
The Walsenburg Farmers Market takes place on Sundays from 12 p.m. – 3 p.m. at Heritage Park.
The La Veta Farmers Market takes place on Thursdays from 3 p.m. – 5 p.m. in front of the Francisco Fort Museum.
The Cuchara Farmers Market takes place on Fridays from 4p.m. – 6 p.m. at the Cuchara Mountain Mercantile.
Huerfano area AA and NA
HUERFANO — AA in Walsenburg meets Tuesday and Friday, at 7 p.m. at the Church of Christ, across the street from the Spanish Peaks Library.
In La Veta, AA will meet on Mondays at 6 p.m. in La Veta at the Methodist Church on Main St. NA meets Saturday at noon at the Huerfano Community Center.
Fox Walsenburg Weekend Movie
WALSENBURG – This weekend’s movie is “Venom: Let There Be Carnage,” rated PG-13 with a run time of 1 hour 37 minutes.
Eddie Brock is still struggling to coexist with the shape-shifting extraterrestrial Venom. When deranged serial killer Cletus Kasady also becomes host to an alien symbiote, Brock and Venom must put aside their differences to stop his reign of terror.
Movie showtimes are Friday at 7:30 PM, Saturday at 7:30 PM, and Sunday at 3:00 PM.
Movie ticket prices are $7.00 for Adults, $6.00 for Students and Teachers, $5.00 for Children (ages 5 to 12)
Fun Fridays continue!
HUERFANO — Fun Fridays Continue with the following line-up of Fall/Winter Activities.
November 5: Bowling
December 3: Hooper Pool
January 21: Sledding
February 25: Pueblo Altitude Trampoline Park
March 25: Pueblo Zoo
April 29: Fishing & Archery
Sponsored by Two Peaks Fitness. $10/child if parent is gym member; $15 for non-members. For children of all ages. Guardian must be present for children under the age of 5.
Limited scholarships available.
Background checks performed for all adult chaperones.
Signup forms available at www.twopeaksfitness.org/fun-fridays or can be filled out at Two Peaks Fitness, 216 S Main St in La Veta. We must receive your paperwork and payment no later than the Wednesday prior to that activity for logistics planning. Each activity has a different time – details available when registering.
For questions or more information call Two Peaks Fitness at 719-742-3555.
Two New Art Shows in La Veta
LA VETA — The Spanish Peaks Arts Council in La Veta invites everyone to see two new art exhibits, now on display until November 6th. The Fall Show includes original artwork by 15 area artists in a variety of media and styles. The Inner Idea Arts, a group of artists influenced by Peggy Zehring’s classes at La Veta School of the Arts are showing in the SPACe Fuller Gallery. Two of Rena Kaplowitz’s new pieces will be included in the show, with proceeds from the sale of her pieces going directly into her recovery fund.
The SPACe Gallery in the Park is open Tuesdays and Thursdays between 11a.m. and 3p.m. and on Saturdays from 10a.m. to 3p.m. Located at 132 W. Ryus. Phone 719 742-3074. WWW.SPANISHPEAKSARTS.ORG
Walsenburg Pool League Begins
WALSENBURG – Walsenburg pool league starting this Thursday, October 14th. All captains, we are going to be meeting Thursday at Paco’s at 5p.m. to get your schedules and score sheets any questions call 719-248-7814.
New Qi Gong Classes Beginning
WALSENBURG – Qi Gong (pronounced Chee Gong) is an ancient Chinese practice with a series of flowing movements and slow breaths that give us power. Qi is the life force that circulates through the body, bringing vitality to every organ and structure in the body.
Join us Mondays and Thursdays at 12p.m. and 5p.m. each day beginning October 14th at Healing Arts Therapeutics, 527 Main St. Each session will focus on body movements emphasizing varying subjects from Mindfulness, High Blood Pressure, Headaches/Migraines, Energy and Vitality, and Stress and Anxiety. For more information call Beckie 719.989.8747 or email email@example.com.
Bring your yoga mat if you have one or just kick off your shoes and enjoy the true art of well-being through movement. Grab a friend or just come meet some new ones!
Huerfano Re-1 Band/Choir Concert
WALSENBURG – On Thursday, October 14th at 6:30p.m., the John Mall High School Band and Choir will have a concert at the Washington Auditorium.
New Beginning T’ai Chi Classes
LA VETA — Often referred to as “the gentle art of yielding”, the ancient, slow moving Chinese practice of T’ai Chi Chuan is also healing in many ways. New, beginning classes will be held beginning Saturday, Oct. 16 at 9am at The La Veta School of the Arts – 105 W Ryus – across from the town park. Classes will be held Saturday mornings from 9-10a.m.
The cost is $5 per class or $20 for a month of classes as a donation. For more information, call Peggy Zehring 719-742-5193, e-mail PegZehring@gmail.com or LVArtSchool@yahoo.com
WALSENBURG – What the world needs now is love, unity, and prayer. Join others in prayer at a Rosary Rally at noon on Saturday, October 16 in Miners’ Plaza. Everyone is welcome, even if you don’t own a rosary or know how to use it.
LVPL Milagro Beanfield War Trifecta
LA VETA — A 3-part series exploring the Milagro Beanfield War is currently being presented at the La Veta Library. The first part took place on October 7th, and the next two will take place on the 14th, and 21st. Those are all Thursdays and the programs will begin at 2pm in the upstairs meeting room.
In 1974 John Nichol published a novel titled the Milagro Beanfield War, a comical yet heartfelt tale of one town’s resistance against a big business with political backing. Now almost 50 years, the story still has relevance with the gentrification and scarcity of water being topics that have yet to be resolved.14 years later, Director Robert Redford turned the novel into a movie. Filmed in Truchas, New Mexico, the film is set in the fictional town of Milagro population 426 and tells one man’s struggle as he defends his small beanfield against big business and pressure from the state.
October 14 – we will have a discussion guided by Bob Heffenhauser comparing the book and the movie. You will enjoy this exchange of ideas even if you have not read the book or seen the movie.
October 21 – Eugene Jacques from San Luis will be our guest speaker. Eugene is the ” mayordomono” (steward) for the ditches with historical water rights as well as bean farmer raising his great grandmother’s heritage beans. His story is both modern and ancient and not to be missed! Join us for any or all of the components for discussion and education.
Friends of the Library
WALSENBURG – The Spanish Peaks Library District is pleased to host the annual Friends of the Library meeting on October 18th. A meet and greet session will take place from 4:30-5:00p.m and the annual meeting is scheduled to follow from 5:00-6:00p.m.
Little Shop of Horrors Audition at FCPA
LA VETA — Tuesday, October 19; 5:00-8:00 pm; at the Francisco Center for Performing Arts at 127 W. Francisco Street, La Veta. Open to ages 14 and up, male and female. Come join the most exciting and talented community theatre around! If auditioning for the musical, please come with a prepared acappella vocal solo (max 2 minutes).
Wear comfortable clothes and shoes. Bring written information of past experiences in theatre, dance and/or voice. Sign-up for an audition time slot by texting only 719-989-1531 or 719-298-8701. Due to space limitations, please do not show up more than 5 minutes before your time slot.
Tourism, Hospitality, & Retail Sector Partnership Season Wrap-up
HUERFANO — Join members of this Sector Partnership on October 19th, at 6p.m. at the Huerfano County Community Center in at 928 Russel St, in Walsenburg for a conversation on steering our region’s growth. Join us for conversation and food!
Spanish Peaks Library Trivia
WALSENBURG – Don’t miss our final Trivia Night (for awhile!) at Second Street Bar & Grill at the Walsenburg Golf Course on Wednesday October 20th at 6pm with Host Ann Caffey of the Spanish Peaks Library.
The theme this time around is…Ann Caffey! All her favorite things! Categories are Books, Food, Movies, Flowers (visual) and Songs (audio). Don’t worry, you needn’t know her all that well. But you might after!
La Veta RE-2 School Board Candidate Forum
LA VETA — Come meet this year’s candidates for the La Veta RE-2 School District Board of Education on Thursday, October 21, 2021, 7pm at the La Veta Community Center.
Candidates will introduce themselves and answer questions in this event which will be moderated by Sam Law. There are 4 open seats on the School Board and 12 community members have put themselves forward to take this opportunity to serve. The forum will happen immediately following the Town of La Veta meeting with the candidates which begins at 5:30p.m. and will also be held at the Community Center.”
Spanish Peaks Library Storytime
WALSENBURG – Story time is every Friday morning from 10:30 – 11:30a.m. It is open to children ages 0 -12. The library is located at 415 Walsen Ave. in Walsenburg. For more information contact Ms. Sherry at (719) 738-2774 or firstname.lastname@example.org. On October 15 we will be reading stories about the moon and including a touch and feel book about craters. October 22 we will be reading about spiders. Of course on October 29 we will be reading Halloween stories and doing a spooky craft.
St. Mary Fall Festival
WALSENBURG – St. Mary Catholic Church in Walsenburg invites you to a Fall Festival, Sunday, October 24, noon to 3p.m. in Msgr. Delaney Hall, 121 East 7th St.
Enjoy an all-you-can-eat taco bar for just $10 (kids 10 and under just $5), and lots of fun activities to celebrate the season. Win a cake at the cake walk (or a pie in the cow-pie stroll), bid on a one-of-a-kind surprise in the purse/man-bag auction, and take a fun pic in the dress-up photo booth. And kids in costume win a bag of candy! Raffle tickets are on sale now for $2 for prizes of $300, $150, and $50. Call Jeanette at 719-738-1204 to purchase. All proceeds go to replace the church’s ancient boiler with a modern HVAC system.
La Veta Library Scary Story Contest
LA VETA — Do you enjoy all things spooky, creepy, and just plain frightening? La Veta Library is holding its 12th annual Scary Story Contest! This year middle school, high school students and adults can enter in any or all of three categories with original entries: Short story and poetry; image and sculpture; and film and music. $50 first prize will be awarded in each category! Submissions are due October 25. For more information, contact the library or email Stephanie at email@example.com. Let your dark inner artist shine through!
Rocky Horror Picture Show at the Fox Theater!
WALSENBURG – In this cult classic, sweethearts Brad (Barry Bostwick) and Janet (Susan Sarandon), stuck with a flat tire during a storm, discover the eerie mansion of Dr. Frank-N-Furter (Tim Curry), a transvestite scientist. As their innocence is lost, Brad and Janet meet a houseful of wild characters, including a rocking biker (Meat Loaf) and a creepy butler (Richard O’Brien). Through elaborate dances and rock songs, Frank-N-Furter unveils his latest creation: a muscular man named “Rocky.”
Come on out Saturday, October 30th at 7:30p.m. to experience an experience you won’t forget. Folks, if you’ve been to one of these shows before, you know the drill and are going to need to bring the energy to make this tradition a part of Walsenburg’s culture too.
Admission covers the cost of a prop bag as well.
Halloween Costume Party
WALSENBURG – All are welcome at the Fraternal Order of Eagle’s Halloween Costume Party, Saturday October 30th. Doors open at 7p.m., the live band Planet O starts at 8p.m. for your dancing or listening pleasure! There are costume prizes, lots of snacks and a lot of fun! Tickets are $10 per person at the door. Eagle’s hall at 614 Main Street in Walsenburg. Hope to see you there!
Trick or Treating with the Eagles
WALSENBURG – Missing the kids on Halloween? No one rings the doorbell anymore in your neighborhood? The Eagle’s Hall is opening their doors to anyone who wants to bring some candy to pass out see all of the cute costumes once again! Sunday, October 31st from 4p.m.-7p.m. at 614 Main Street in Walsenburg. Parents, bring your kids for a SAFE Halloween Trick or Treating at the Eagle’s Hall.
Trunk or Treat
WALSENBURG – St. Mary Catholic Church invites all good little boys and ghouls to a Trunk or Treat in the St. Mary parking lot on Halloween, Sunday, October 31, from 5 – 7p.m. Please walk, don’t drive, through the lot. Fun-loving adults are invited to dress up a car, sign up for a space in the lot, and be in the lot by 4:15p.m. to join in the treat-ing. Call the parish center at 719-738-1204 to sign up for a space.
Methodist Blessing of the Animals
TRINIDAD — The First United Methodist Church of Trinidad, corner of Broom and State Streets, is having a blessing of the animals October 17th between 4 and 5p.m.
Undefeated Trinidad Middle School Football Team Upcoming Games
TRINIDAD — The Trinidad Middle School Football team is undefeated this season! Come on out and see these athletes do the thing they do so well next on Friday, October 15th in Lamar, and then on Monday, October 18th for a home game against Hoehne.
Circus Monster Mash
TRINIDAD — On Wednesday, October 20th at 4:30p.m. and 7:30p.m., there will be a combination circus/Halloween event at the Las Animas County Fairgrounds.
Witness all the fun of a traditional circus with our talented acrobats, magic, jugglers, clowns, transformers and more, but with a special Halloween twist! Come see te creepy costumes and spooky makeup, chilling music and thrilling performance! We hope you’ll join us for a spook-tacular fun time! (Appropriate for all ages.)
Halloween at the Aguilar Public Library
AGUILAR — Come join the fun of Halloween! On Friday, October 29th at the Aguilar Public Library at 146 West Main Street from 12:30p.m. – 1:30p.m., there will be several fun themed activities including small pumpkin decorating and a reading of Creepy Carrots by Aaron Reynolds. Halloween cookies & apple cider will also be served.
If you have any questions, call the library at 719-941-4426
Mt. Carmel Youth Orchestra Spooky Symphony
TRINIDAD — The Mt. Carmel Youth Orchestra will be putting on a Spooky Symphony event this Halloween, October 31st from 4p.m.-5p.m. Join us for music and Halloween fun! Costumes are encouraged!
Please RSVP at the following link:
Call 575-420-7747 for more information.
Trinidad Historical Society Fall Banquet Dinner
TRINIDAD — The Trinidad Historical Society will be hosting a fall banquet November 5th at 6p.m. in the Pioneer Room of the Sullivan Student Center at Trinidad State college. A meal will be served consisting of Chicken Piccata, roasted potatoes, green beans, dessert and a beverage for $20 per person.
This year’s program, entitled “Pieces From the Past – Letters From Former POWs, is interesting and unique. Presenter Melva Nolan will speak about a recently published book she has written featuring letters from former German Prisoners of War who had been held at Camp Trinidad during WWI.
Reservations can be made through October 28 by contacting Carol Schleich at (719) 846-3456 or Judy Mangino at (719) 846-4323.
Packages for the Overseas Troops
TRINIDAD — The TLAC Veterans Memorial Committee will be sending boxes to our local troops for Christmas. If you have a local service member serving overseas, please contact Linda Barron at (719) 846-8223 to see about getting their mailing address. We need the information soon to mail the packages early to enable their delivery by Christmas!
Spaghetti & Western Film Festival
RATON — On October 15th and 16th, We’re bringing Colorado and New Mexico together (Colexico) by locomotive and teleporting some lucky festival goers to the “Rocky Mountain Land Of Enchantment” for a weekend of scenic train rides, western films and pasta-paloozas.
You are invited to participate in one of three experiences; The Trinidad Experience, in which all festival activities take place in Trinidad, Colorado, The Raton Experience, in which all festival activities take place in Raton, New Mexico, and The Colexico Experience, in which festival goers will utilize Amtrak’s Southwest Chief Train to spend their nights in Trinidad and the day in Raton, experiencing the sights, sounds and tastes found on both sides of the border.
No matter what package you choose, the weekend will feature a pasta dinner provided by local eateries, your choice of classic or new western film viewing, comedy, and dancing.
Colexico Experience Passes are no longer for sale, but there are still spaces open for the Raton and Trinidad Experiences. Learn more and get your tickets while they last at spaghettiandwesterns.nightout.com
The Haunted Dungeon
RATON — On October 22nd and 23rd, and on October 29th and 30th, there will be a haunted dungeon sponsored by the Raton Lions Club and Raton Police Officer’s Association at Doggie Stylz at 201 2nd Street. The event will start each night from 8p.m.-11p.m. Tickets are $5 apiece.
On October 31st, there will be a Kids Halloween Hay Maze from 2-6p.m. on Historic First Street near the Art Gallery.
Costume Contest and Trick or Treating
RATON — On Friday, October 29th at 3:30p.m. in Ripley Park, there will be a costume contest sponsored by Raton MainStreet, the Raton Police Officer association, and the Raton Elks Lodge #865. The RPOA will be donating cash prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd prizes in both the boys’ and girls’ costume contest divisions.
After the contest, there will be safe trick or treating at participating downtown businesses. Finally, the whole even will wrap up at the Elks Lodge for hot dogs and punch!
RATON — On Saturday, October 30th from 6p.m. – midnight, witches will take to the streets of Raton…
Well, they’ll take to the streets, but spend most of their time in the bars! That’s right, the Raton Witch Walk Bar Crawl is taking place this year as a fundraiser for Raton Elks Lodge charities. Drinks, dancing, raffles, games – it will be a fun night by any measure.
Tickets are $30 per participant and include drinks & appetizers at 5 stops plus one ticket to a private dance party with CappTon Reid. Register at the Old Pass Gallery by October 27th. (Additional private party dance tickets can be purchased for $5 with registration.)
Calling all Anglicans for Worship
RATON — Reaching out to all Anglicans wishing to gather for conservative worship services in Raton, NM contact Father Price at 575-303-3906 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Sangre de Cristo Anglican Fellowship is affiliated with the Anglican Diocese of the Southwest. More information can be found at www.sangredecristo-af.org