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New exhibits, right on time: Three shows at History Colorado Center
OUT OF OUR WORLD — The History Colorado Center in downtown Denver is opening three new shows in the coming weeks, so if you’re looking for a bit of a vacation and want to go someplace that values safety in the time of COVID, you might consider checking these out.
Presented in English and Spanish, Borderlands of Southern Colorado explores the shifting geopolitical history of an area known for unique and resilient forms of cultural connection. This exhibit opens Feb. 2 on the 173rd anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo. Centering Chicano, Indigenous, and Mestizo perspectives, Borderlands reflects more than seven years of research and collaboration and evolves from two ongoing sister exhibits in Pueblo and Trinidad.
E Pluribus Unum features one of History Colorado’s most treasured artifacts, the priceless and rarely seen Appomattox Inkwell. This Inkwell was used to write an end to the Civil War. As Americans approach inauguration day, E Pluribus Unum is available for viewing now through Jan. 20th.
Apron Chronicles is a traveling exhibition that will complete its remarkable sixteen-year journey as a cultural phenomenon with its final showing at History Colorado. The exhibition features photography, personal narratives, and one-of-a-kind aprons that hold histories from the kitchen and far beyond. Told from the healing perspective of connectivity, Apron Chronicles explores humanity through aprons of hope, survival, achievement, regret, and liberation from Jan. 23 through May 9.
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Virtual Philosophy Café
OUR WORLD — The Trinidad Carnegie Public Library has been hosting a series of monthly philosophy discussions on Zoom over the course of this pandemic and this month’s discussion topic is as timely as they come. The topic is ‘trust,’ though it may be whittled down to be a bit more specific in time for the meeting, which will take place on Mon. Feb. 8th at 5:00 p.m.
The discussion is free, but you do need to register in advance by heading to http://bit.ly/3abOdIT after which you will receive an email with instructions on joining the meeting.
Sharpen your thinking with the philosopher’s toolkit
OUR WORLD — TSJC’s Susanne van der Meer, one of the driving forces behind the Philosophy Cafe is presenting a series of four workshop from Feb. 5 – March 5 (no class on Feb. 26) that are designed to deepen your knowledge of thought and sharpen your analytical skills. Topics include an introduction to ‘how we think,’ tools for conceptual distinctions and critique, tools of historical schools: phenomenological and hermeneutical methods, and thought experiments.
The workshop is open to community members, students, and faculty of TSJC, and no background in philosophy is required, but you should enjoy working with abstract terms and concepts. Courses build on each other, so attending all four workshops is recommended. There is no cost for the series, but if you would like to participate, you will need to register in order to have access to the WebEx online service by calling Donna at (719) 846 -5724
Focus group participants needed for Tech-Learning ideas
OUR WORLD — The Southeast Colorado Small Business Incubator is extending an open invitation to professionals from Southeast Colorado to participate in a focus-group on Feb. 11 from 5-7 p.m. that will discuss advanced learning opportunities available through CU-Denver’s data science certification program, which will be hosted at SECO SBI in Bent County, CO. For more information, email email@example.com or call (719) 456-0452
Free well-being support line for teachers and educators
OUR WORLD — Stressed? Virtual learning and changing plans wearing you down? Want support from the COVID chaos? Talk to a trained crisis counselor volunteer who can listen and support you, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., seven days a week via telephone or text message to 303-724-2500. Free and immediate access to mental health services available as needed. The well being support line is a free service for all educators and school employees including ECE, K-12 programs, and higher education. The support line is available to any educator across the state including teachers, administrators, para-professionals, health care teams, and support staff. Brain Health For All, For Life sponsors this program in collaboration with the University of Colorado Department of Psychiatry and CPHE Colorado Spirit’s crisis Counseling Program.
OUR WORLD — The National Federation of High Schools (NFHS) and eKnowledge are sponsoring the PowerPrep SAT and ACT preparation course. Instructors are professional educators, with advanced degrees. Hundreds of videos and thousands of detailed explanations. The latest innovations in customized, cloud-based, distance learning programming with diagnostics, tracking, push reports for parents, individual custom study plans, live teacher chat and more. The standard course has a $350 value and is available for only $19.99 and the premium course has a $750 value but is available now for only $39.99. Order your course prep now at eknowledge.com
Regular Meeting of the Huerfano Parks and Recreation District
HUERFANO COUNTY — The Huerfano Parks and Recreation District Board of Directors will hold a Regular Zoom Meeting on Thursday, February 10, 2021, at 4:30 p.m. The purpose of the meeting will be to conduct the business of the Huerfano Parks and Recreation District. For more information about the Zoom meeting and how to connect, contact Marilyn Russell,
Chair, Huerfano Parks and Recreation District, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Book Nook at the La Veta Library is open again!
LA VETA — For the next three weeks La Veta’s Book Nook will accept appointments to shop our book store on Tuesdays only. Appointments may be made via the Book Nook’s facebook page (laveta book nook) or by calling La Veta Library (719-742-5152).
Starting the week of February 23, you can shop the Book Nook on Tuesdays by appointment only, and on Thursdays and Saturdays from 11 am to 3pm by following COVID-19 regulations.
La Veta Mercantile and Francisco Fort Museum
LA VETA — The Francisco Fort Museum had a great response to the merchandise that was featured at the La Veta Mercantile this holiday season. Thank you! As of January 2021, La Veta Mercantile merchandise will be available online only. You can shop virtually at https://la-veta-mercantile.square.site/ Shipping and curbside pick up is available. You can message the La Veta Mercantile on their Facebook page as well; https://www.facebook.com/lavetamercantile . Your purchase of Francisco Fort merchandise supports the continuing work of the Francisco Fort History Museum. It doesn’t get more local than this.
The La Veta Gallery on Main is now open on Saturdays
LA VETA — It is now open on Saturdays from noon until 4:00 p.m. For more information, visit their website at lavetagalleryonmain.com
WALSENBURG — Front Range Clinic is offering confidential, safe, access to medications for addiction treatment at two locations in Walsenburg. Thursdays, 9:30 to 11 a.m the mobile unit will be at 1818 E. Kansas Avenue. Fridays 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. the clinic will be held at 129 Kansas Avenue. For more information call 1-866-MAT-STAT or visit www.frontrangemd.com
Free COVID-19 testing at health dept.
WALSENBURG — The Health Department has expanded FREE COVID-19 testing in Huerfano County. This free COVID-19 test is available to all members of the public, regardless of symptoms. No Insurance Required
Please call for an appointment. Testing will be available on: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. Appointments are required for testing, call 719-738-2650 for an appointment. The Las Animas/Huerfano Health Department office address is: 119 E. 5th Street.
Walsenburg area AA and NA meetings
WALSENBURG — AA meets Tuesday and Friday, 7 p.m. at the Church of Christ, across the street from the Spanish Peaks Library. NA meets Saturday at noon at the Huerfano County Community Center.
Walsenburg community improvement projects every Friday
WALSENBURG — Join the mayor at Heritage Park every Friday 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. for community oriented improvement projects. There are countless little things we can do to make things better and the mayor is confident that one of them has your name on it! Come have fun and become part of the solution!
La Veta Village food services
LA VETA — La Veta Village Food Services are no longer be taking reservations or making calls. Food boxes will be distributed on a FIRST COME FIRST SERVE basis. Boxes will be distributed on the FIRST and THIRD Saturday of each month as follows: Feb. 6, Feb. 20, March 6, March 20.
Boxes will be distributed between 10a.m. and 11a.m. at the La Veta Fire House, 100 Birch Street
● Participants will wear a mask at all times
● Participants are not to exit their vehicles
● New participants will be required to sign up with the LVV Food Service Program during check in
Walsenburg community improvement projects every Friday
HUERFANO COUNTY — The Spanish Peaks Chamber of Commerce will be having their monthly meeting Thursday, February 4th at 4p.m. at the La Veta fire station. You can also attend virtually on zoom, Meeting ID is 672 333 6437. Our membership drive is still going on so don’t forget to fill out your application. If you wish to be on the agenda or have any questions please contact us in advance at email@example.com.
Visit Spanish Peaks County website for new walking tours!
HUERFANO COUNTY — The Huerfano County Tourism board has put together walking and driving tours of Walsenburg, La Veta, Cuchara, and the Scenic Highway of Legends. Download the app by visiting either of these links: https://spanishpeakscountry.com/ or https://spanishpeakscountry.com/audio-tours/to explore our county via the Travel Storys app. The TravelStorys available now are:
Historic La Veta-From Western Outpost to Cultural Oasis; Historic Downtown Walsenburg-A City Built on Coal; Highway of Legends-Wonder and History, Millions of Years in the Making; Walk Cuchara- Step Back Into The Past
Grief support circle for those who have suffered loss
LAS ANIMAS COUNTY — Mt. Rose Health Center Palliative Care and Hospice and Mt. Carmel Wellness Center are partnering to bring much needed services to our communities. In these unprecedented times, so many in our area have suffered profound losses. We arevoffering two free programs to address these needs. The programs are open to anyone in the community that has suffered a loss and feels they could be supported through a grief and bereavement support circle. These will be held Thurs. Feb. 18th and Thurs. March 11. either virtually or in person. Sessions will start promptly at 1PM.
Kayleen Dowell, a trained facilitator will be offering a judgment-free, safe space in which your feelings of loss and grief are validated by connecting with others who have shared similar experiences and are present to sit with those feelings.
You can register for the Zoom sessions by contacting Laura Jordan at Mt Carmel Wellness Center at 719-845-4800 or firstname.lastname@example.org. If you wish to attend in person with appropriate screening and social distancing contact Sandy Dolak, at (719) 251-1271 or email@example.com.
Senior Day at Books & More Bookstore
TRINIDAD — Friday, Feb. 5 is Senior Day at Books & More at 132 N. Commercial St. in Trinidad. Most items are 50% off and the store is open from 11-4 p.m.
Curbside service at Carnegie Library
TRINIDAD — These curbside services are available at the Carnegie Library:
Books and DVDs:
Visit the online catalog: https://carnegie.catalog.aspencat.info/ to place items on hold.
Then call or email us & arrange to pick up the items outside.
Return items to the book drop outside the front entrance.
Printouts faxes and document scanning:
Copies are 10 cents per page for black and white, 50 cents per page for color. Outgoing Faxes are 1 dollar per page. We will give you a confirmation page after the fax is sent.
Incoming Faxes are 50 cents per page. Call to let us know you’re expecting a fax. Scans to email are free.
For digital documents—you can attach the document to an email and send it with instructions to firstname.lastname@example.org. For printouts, let us know how many copies of each document you want and any special requests.
For faxes, we need the fax number you are sending to. If you want to also send a cover sheet, you can use one of
our blank coversheet templates. Cover sheets count as a sheet and add $1.00 to the charge.
For hard-copy documents—Call us when you arrive outside the Library. We’ll meet you and get your documents and can usually process them (scan, fax, printout) in a few minutes.
Youth Heartline CASA recruiting
RATON — Youth Heartline is currently recruiting Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) volunteers. CASA works within New Mexico’s 8th Judicial District to support children as they navigate the legal system. CASA volunteers are needed throughout Colfax County to advocate for children’s best interests. Volunteers must be 21 or older and online training is provided. All training is provided and there is a monthly commitment of 10 hours expected. In light of the current global circumstances, it is more important than ever to have as many as possible looking out for foster children in our community.
To get involved, please contact Sofia Ortiz, the outreach coordinator at 575-999-5755 (cell) or 575-445-2400. You may also email her at email@example.com.
Hungry Hearts lunch Saturdays
RATON — Hungry Hearts will is serving lunch every Saturday at St. Vincent de Paul thrift store location, 401 S. 4th St. Free lunches are served on a drive-through, take-out only basis from 12 to 1 p.m. (while supplies last, first come-first served). Walk-up guests are served as well. All guests, whether drive up or walk up, should wear masks. As always, lunches are free and anyone is welcome. Drive-through guests should enter from the north end of the thrift store parking lot.
Raton AA meeting
RATON — AA meetings are every Sunday, Wednesday, and Friday night, at 6 p.m. at First United Methodist Church at 4th and Tiger Drive in Raton. Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism.
There are no dues or fees for A.A. membership; we are self supporting through our own contributions.
A.A. is not allied with any sect, denomination, politics, organization or institution; does not wish to engage in any controversy, neither endorses nor opposes any causes. Our primary purpose is to stay sober and help other alcoholics to achieve sobriety.
RATON — Al-Anon comes to Raton thanks to support from the World Journal and Holy Trinity Episcopal Church in Raton. Meetings are every Thursday at 6 p.m. at 240 Rio Grande. Al-Anon is a self-supporting group that seeks to assist the family and friends of people who are abusing alcohol or other substances. Come and give support, come, and be supported. Questions? 970-568-6969.
Free transportation for veterans for medical appointments
NE NEW MEXICO — The New Mexico Department of Veterans Services is partnering with the Disabled American Veterans (DAV) to launch a pilot program to provide free transportation for veterans for VA or VA-approved non-VA medical appointments. The first phase of this innovative program will serve military veterans in the following counties: Cibola, Colfax, Guadalupe & Socorro.
Veterans must make reservations three days in advance for these free round trips by calling the DAV at 505-582-4544. If you are interested in volunteering as a driver, call the DAV for details.