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Donate to help build Animal Shelter

OUR WORLD  —  Noah’s Ark Animal Welfare Association has been collaborating with the City of Trinidad in opening a brand new, modern animal shelter. In order to get this done, they are running a $25,000 matching challenge, so you can double your impact and help finish the new shelter.
To see a video about the shelter and to donate, visit www.coloradogives.org/25k35daysmatch.

Construction Technology at Trinidad State

OUR WORLD  — Students will earn five college credit-hours over the four weeks based on a construction curriculum designed by the National Council for Construction Education and Research (NCCER). Students will learn safety, construction math, reading blue prints, operating hand tools and power tools and more during morning classes.  Then in the afternoon they will apply what they’ve learned in a supervised real-world setting, earning three more college credit-hours. Depending on the condition of the house, students can expect to learn about demolition, framing, sheetrock, painting and flooring. (total 8 credit hours)
The program consists of eight credit hours: five credit hours in NCCER Core Curriculum (CON157) and three credit hours of carpentry clinical (CAR170). Students who have previously completed the NCCER Core Curriculum will take the three-credit-hour clinical construction lab only (CAR270) in the place of
CON157 and CAR170.
Upcoming four-week classes are scheduled to start on Sept. 20, 2021, Oct. 25, 2021, and Jan. 17, 2022. Individuals 16 years of age and older are eligible to apply.

Free construction skills course at PCC’s Pueblo Corporate College

OUR WORLD  — If you or someone you know is looking to expand their skill set and work in the construction trades, this training is for you! Usually this training is $2,000, but we secured funds to offer this training at NO COST to participants!
Learn about construction career skills, construction math and measurement, intro to hand and power tools, material handling, forklift safety, and more!
Contact Alejandra at alejandra.deanda@pueblocc.edu

Philosophy Cafe talks Language

OUR WORLD  —  Join us on Monday evening, Sept. 13 at 5 p.m., when we discuss the Philosophy of language. Café regular Kim Krisco suggested this topic and provided two articles that summarize a history of philosophical thought about language:
Because of the very broad nature of this topic, and because Kim is a writer, I would like to limit the discussion to the written word. Kim suggested as a starting point, “the power and limitation” of the written word. Let’s start with those two thoughts [or are they only words?] and we’ll see where the discussion goes from there. It should be fascinating.
This will be a remote meeting from ZoomMeeting, so to get an access link and in order to see the articles that will be discussed, please email Tom Potter at tom.potter@trinidad.co.gov

HUERFANO

Fox Walsenburg weekend movie

WALSENBURG – This weekend’s movie is Candyman,  a horror film that is rated R with a runtime of 1 hour and 31 minutes.
In present day Chicago, a decade after the last of the Cabrini towers were torn down, Anthony and his partner move into a loft in the now gentrified Cabrini. A chance encounter with an old-timer exposes Anthony to the true story behind Candyman, a grisly urban legend. Anxious to use these macabre details in his studio as fresh grist for paintings, he unknowingly opens a door to a complex past that unravels his own sanity and unleashes a terrifying wave of violence.

Huerfano Farmers Markets

HUERFANO COUNTY — 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.

Girl Scouts Love (Lathrop) State Parks!

HUERFANO COUNTY — This weekend, Lathrop State Park welcomes Girl Scouts for the nationwide weekend celebration Girl Scouts Love State Parks!
On Saturday, September 11th, join us for Archery at 10a.m. and Leave no Trace activities at 1p.m. Participants in both events will meet at the Visitor Center
Call Senior Ranger Jenny Ives at 719-738-2376 for more information.

Community Brunch

WALSENBURG — The Ladies Auxiliary # 1187 will host their community brunch on September 12 2021, from 11 to 1 at the Eagles Hall, 614 Main St., in Walsenburg.  We will be serving pancakes, sausage, scrambled eggs, and coffee or juice.  The cost is $5 for adults, $2.50 for children.  We hope to see you there! Your community support is very much appreciated.  All proceeds go back into the community.

Huerfano area AA and NA meetings

HUERFANO COUNTY — 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.

Rural Entrepreneurship: Laws and Q&A

WALSENBURG – On Thursday, Sept. 9, My One Hour Office, 523 Main Street in Walsenburg will join the Small Business Majority, Huerfano County Economic Development, the Southern Colorado Small Business Development Center, Good Business Colorado and others in sponsoring a free webinar about new funding opportunities and laws affecting rural entrepreneurs.  What are your greatest struggles? What could make things better? Join others from across Colorado to talk about what matters most today for your business. Come by from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. to be part of the discussion.

Conversation on community growth at La Veta Mercantile

LA VETA — “It Takes a Village, It Takes Us ALL”. Thursday Sept. 9 at 6 p.m.. Hosted by La Veta Public Library as part of the Libraries Transforming Communities Grant. Happening at La Veta Mercantile at 300 S. Main St, La Veta. A conversation exploring how our community best benefits by using healthy communication, collaborations and encouraging positive change.
Join us in discussing the benefits of a supportive community, which includes healthy conversation and communication skills, embracing change, collaboration, partnerships, positive growth, sustainability, and inclusion. Our goal is to cultivate community growth and sustainability through encouraging ideas that benefit the entire community.
Refreshments will be provided. If you are interested in volunteering for this event, please contact ashley@lvpl.org

Story Time at Spanish Peaks Library

WALSENBURG – It is so great to be open again and having children’s story time!  We have been hearing a lot that people don’t know that we are open.  We are open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m..  No appointments necessary.  Come on in and check out some books, read the local newspaper, do printing and faxing, or use a computer.  Story time is every Friday morning from 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m..  See the schedule below for upcoming programs.  For information contact Ms. Sherry at (719) 738-2774 or sherry@spld.org.
Friday, Sept. 10, Grandmas and Grandpas (Grandparents Day is Sept. 12)

Conversation on Science, Religion, Buddhism at Cuchara Mercantile

LA VETA — An amazing opportunity is coming to our area. Dr. David Westmoreland and Dr. Arri Eisen have been involved for over 15 years in an unprecedented intellectual endeavor. They were both teaching at Emory University when the Dalai Lama invited the University to integrate modern science into the education of the thousands of Tibetan Buddhist monks and nuns in exile in India. This project, the Emory Tibet Science Initiative, became the first major change in the monastic curriculum in six centuries.
The singular backdrop of teaching science to Tibetan Buddhist monks and nuns offered provocative insights into how science and religion can work together to enrich each other, as well as to shed light on life and what it means to be a thinking, biological human. Dr. Westmoreland and Dr. Eisen are now both teaching at the Air Force Academy.
They will be sharing their experiences on Saturday Sept. 11 th at 1p.m. at the Cuchara Mercantile. This extraordinary event is brought to you by Mt. Rose Health Center Palliative Care and Hospice and Huajatolla Heritage Foundation that are partnering in a Mindful Aging Program. Although there is no charge for this event, donations will be gratefully accepted. Contact Sandy Dolak at 719-251-1271 for more information.

Three New Art Shows at SPACe
LA VETA —The Spanish Peaks Arts Council in La Veta invites everyone to the opening reception for three new shows this Saturday, Sept. 11, 5 – 7 pm. The Clay, Glass, and Fiber show includes gorgeous shawls. ceramic bowls, fused glass dishes and much much more. Acclaimed artist Albert Anderson Clymer is revealing an entirely new collection of interpretive native American paintings in the Fuller Gallery. Prize winning photographer Ted Shafer is sharing a collection of his exquisite photography, also in the Fuller Gallery. So much to see! The Gallery is open Tues., Thurs., Friday, and Saturday 11 am – 3 pm. There is no admission fee and all sales benefit the artists and help to support SPACe, a non-profit members supported organization. Visit the SPACe website, www.spanishpeaksarts.org for more information, or call 719 742-3074. The SPACe Gallery is located at 132 W. Ryus, in the Town Park.

Co-ed Softball Season Beginning

HUERFANO COUNTY — Coed Softball will begin Wednesday, Sept. 15 and go through mid November, weather permitting.  For details contact Josh at jhouse@huerfano.us or at 719 738 3000 ext 114.

Concerts at Deerprint Wine

LA VETA — On Sunday, Sept. 12th at 4p.m., Dana Cooper will be performing at Deerprint Wine. Dana Cooper is an American singer-songwriter from Missouri. His awards include the 2014 Heritage Musician award from the Pilgrim Center for the Arts in Kansas City, MO and Folk Alliance International’s 2015 Spirit of Folk award. He has performed on Austin City Limits, Mountain Stage and at the Kerrville Folk Festival. Cooper’s songs have been recorded by a long list of artists that include Trout Fishing in America, Rex Foster, Claire Lynch, Maura O’Connell, Pierce Pettis, and Susan Werner.  Fellow singer-songwriter Buzz Holland has said “Cooper is a person who can sing like an angel and play like the devil.“
On Sept. 18 at 4 p.m. Patsy O’Brien will be performing at Deerprint Wine. Veteran Irish music critic Paul Dromey (The Irish Examiner) once declared guitarist Patsy O’Brien to be “Ireland’s best-kept musical secret.”  He is an award-winning songwriter with five critically acclaimed CDs to his credit. He has been featured on NPR’s All Songs Considered, and is one of Irish music’s most respected guitar accompanists. Born in Co. Cork, Ireland, Patsy began performing his genre-hopping, blues and jazz influenced originals in clubs throughout Ireland. He then took his extraordinary talents to the United States.
Tickets are $15 in advance and $18 at the door.

Free Bicycle Repair Clinic

LA VETA — need a new tube? Lube? Bring your bikes and trikes to the Spanish Peaks Cycling bicycle repair clinic, Thursday, Sept. 16, 2-6 p.m., to get them fixed for free!  In front of the La Veta Public Library, 310 S Main St in La Veta.
Donations always appreciated to help us purchase more bike parts. For questions, email info@spcycling.org

Learn about Medicinal Plants at SPL

WALSENBURG – On Thursday, Sept. 16th at 1p.m. at the Walsenburg Library, Teresa de Jesus Vigil from San Luis will be sharing her immense knowledge about the natural pharmacy of healing plants in our area. Teresa is nationally recognized for her not only her work with the plants, but she also is a storyteller and poet. Teresa is known for her healing work as a curandero throughout the San Luis Valley. Although there is no charge for this program, a $10 donation is suggested. This special program is brought to you by Mt. Rose Health Center Palliative Care and Hospice and Huajatolla Heritage Foundation that are partnering in a Mindful Aging Program. Contact Sandy Dolak at 719-251-1271 for more information.

Old Fashioned Camp Meeting Encore

LA VETA — The Sangre de Cristo Vocal Arts Ensemble is giving an encore presentation of their Old Fashioned Camp Meeting concert, including an Elvis Presley gospel tune, “On the Jericho Road” on Friday, Sept. 17, 2021, at 6 p.m., at La Veta United Methodist Church, 416 S. Main Street, La Veta, Colorado.

Sandpainting at LVSA

LA VETA — On Saturday, Sept. 18th and Sunday, Sept. 19th there will be a sand painting workshop held at the La Veta School of the Arts.
This class is an exploration of the symbolism, balance, harmony and symmetry used to create the traditional sand paintings of many cultures.  The first day will be spent learning about the sand painting in many cultures in the world.
The second day will be spent creating original sand paintings.  Participants will gain a better understanding of the cultural values portrayed and how sand paintings have helped sand artists find balance in their own lives.  Class fee is $150.  Lab fee  of $15 will pay for all supplies.  This class is taught by Sharona Nova who is an avid student of world cultures that use sand painting to express their values and traditions. For more info or to register call 719-742-3421 or e-mail LVArtSchool@yahoo.com.

Concerts at La Veta Mercantile

LA VETA —The Spanish PeakOn Sunday, Sept. 19 at 7 p.m. acoustic trio hONEyhoUSe will be performing at La Veta Mercantile. hONEyhoUSe combines the talents of award-winning R&B/Gospel soulstress Hillary Smith, earthy Blues/Folk singer-songwriter Yvonne Perea, and sweet-voiced Mandy Buchanan, “hONEyhoUSe” seamlessly melds the lines of musical genres with their original creations embracing blues, soul, folk and Americana into one sweet Honeyhouse of music. Tickets are $18 in advance or $20 the day of the show.
On Saturday, Sept. 25 at 7p.m., Mollie O’Brien and Rich Moore will be performing at La Veta Mercantile. At home in nearly any genre of music, Mollie O’Brien moves effortlessly between folk, blues and R&B. She has released a number of Americana albums with her brother, Grammy-winner Tim O’Brien. She is currently based in Denver, and regularly tours and performs with her husband, guitarist Rich Moore, as a duo. Together they have released one studio album, Saints and Sinners and a live CD, 900 Baseline. She has regularly appeared on shows such as A Prairie Home Companion, Mountain Stage, and contributed vocals to the Grammy-winning album True Life Blues: The Songs of Bill Monroe. Tickets are $18 advance or  $22 day of show.

Register: Spanish Peaks Half Marathon

LA VETA — The Spanish Peaks 3rd Annual Half Marathon will be  Sunday, Sept. 19, with the half marathon and relay at 8:30 a.m., and the fun run at 9 a.m.
Information at www.twopeaksfitness.org/running-events. Registration at www.active.com.
Scholarships for the half marathon and relay available for teens; contact info@twopeaksfitness.org to register.
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Water Day & Water Conservancy District 50th Anniversary

HUERFANO COUNTY — The public is invited to attend the observance of the Huerfano County Water Conservancy District 50th Anniversary, which will be combined with Huerfano Water Day. The free, all-day event will be held Saturday, Sept. 25 at the Gardner Community Center, Gardner, CO. A ribbon cutting and tour of the new Sheep Mountain Augmentation Facility will be included. The event will begin at 8:30 a.m. with coffee and donuts, will include lunch, and will feature speakers on water issues and updates for Huerfano County. See www.hcwcd.net for the full program. To reserve your spot and help with an accurate meal count, please RSVP by email with number of people attending to: hcwcdistrict@gmail.com. As an alternative, you may leave a message at (719) 742-5581.

Kinetic Sculpture Class  at LVSA

LA VETA — On Saturday and Sunday Sept. 25 – 26, learn how natural forces such as wind, gravity, and hand movement are used in the creation of art.   You will create your own kinetic sculptures by identifying and capitalizing on these natural forces.  Must have some familiarity with hand and power tools.  This class is taught by Kenny Schneider  who created the wonderful locomotive engine wind sculpture on Main St. in La Veta.
Class costs $150 with a lab fee of $40.  Call 719-742-3421 or e-mail LVArtSchool@yahoo.com for more information or to register.

La Veta Oktoberfest

LA VETA —Save the date Oct. 2 from 10 to 6, for La Veta’s most beloved celebration, Oktoberfest. The music  will be provided by the The Allen Polivka Band and the fabulous Rifters.  As always the event will be held on Main Street in La Veta and is free to the public.  There will be a Biergarten, vendors, food, a special tribute to our veterans and La Veta Royalty plus the Two Peaks Rodder’s car show and a jeep expo. Fun times for the entire family!

LAS ANIMAS  

Chamber seeks Board Members

LAS ANIMAS COUNTY  — The Board of Directors of the Trinidad-Las Animas County Chamber of Commerce is calling for board members for 2022.
If you want to play a bigger role in improving the business climate in our region and in helping our local business succeed, please get connected with us.
For more information, contact the chamber at chamber@tlacchamber.org, or call (719) 846-9285.

Colorado Native Plant Society 45th Annual Conference

TRINIDAD  —  The Shortgrass Prairie and a Long Look Back conference will take place Sept. 10-12.  Friday will feature a rare plant symposium ($15) and a Friday night social ($10).  Saturday will be a conference ($65 members, $75 non-members; $30 for student members and $40 for student non-members).  This will include lunch and free links to all the talks.  For those who cannot attend in person, the cost is $25 for members and $35 for non-members to access the talks after the conference.  Sunday features field trips.  Visit CoNPS.org and click on the calendar for the agenda and registration info.  Email conspoffice@aol.com for questions.

Community meeting, retail and entrepreneur action plan

HUERFANO COUNTY — Huerfano County is hosting two interactive public workshops to weigh in on the Retail and Hospitality Support and Entrepreneurship Action Plan.  The county received grant funding from the Colorado Workforce Development Council Lives Empowered program and hired RPI Consulting to assist with this important project.  RPI Consulting will present the Draft Action Plan followed by Q&A and group discussion and the event will include the opportunity to comment in writing on posters.
Each workshop has the same format and content so choose from two times and locations or join by zoom: Mon. Sept. 13, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Huerfano County Community Center, 928 Russell Ave, Walsenburg, or on Tues. Sept. 14, from 5-7 p.m. at La Veta Community Center, 131 E Ryus Ave. There are Zoom options for both, contact Bailee at bharris@huerfano.org if you’d rather attend virtually.

Ribbon Cutting for Paradox Beer Co.

TRINIDAD  — On Wednesday, Sept. 15th at 5:15p.m., there will be a ribbon cutting for new business Paradox Beer Company which is located at 316 N. Commercial Street in Trinidad.

“Murder on Main Street” opens at Main Street Live

TRINIDAD  — “Murder on Main Street” opens Friday Sept 17 at 7p.m. and runs two weekends on Fridays & Saturdays only.
It’s a cold case murder mystery from 1947 that you will solve with clues, autopsy reports, interviews, and testimony.  You’ll have a blast! $10 admission  Tickets online at mainstreetlive.org   General seating.

Hispanic Chamber of Commerce hosts Diez y Seis de Septiembre Event

TRINIDAD  — Save the date for Las Animas County
Hispanic Chamber of Commerce’s Diez y Seis de Septiembre event!   There will be food, music, and fun Saturday, Sept. 18 from 2 p.m.-10 p.m. at the Southern Colorado Coal Miners Park. For more info call Yolanda at 719-846-8234.

“Trails to Trinidad” Benefit

TRINIDAD  — Help support Trinidad’s historic 1908 Fox West Theatre and Fishers Peak State Park by taking part in Trails to Trinidad, a day long festival that takes place virtually and in-person on Sunday, September 26, 2021.
You can start the day with a tour of a historic synagogue built in 1889 from 10a.m. – 1p.m. Bagels, lox and conversation can be enjoyed for just $10 at Temple Aaron which is located at 407 S. Maple Street and is known as the most historic synagogue in the Mountain West.
A free public gathering will launch Trails to Trinidad at the Miner’s Museum Courtyard from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Visitors can enjoy food carts, merchandise from local vendors, live music, Trinidad’s own Art Cars and activities for the kids.
From 5 p.m. – 8 p.m., a Telethon will be broadcast from the Fox West Theatre and Upswing Gallery that will feature musical acts and entertainment. Jay Gillespie, host of Trinidad’s Cougar Nights, will emcee the event which will be live streamed across multiple media platforms including the Fox West Theatre’s Facebook page and YouTube channel bringing together audiences from across the country.
Watch parties are planned at the TriniDAD Lounge and in private homes up and down the Front Range and across the country. Participants are encouraged to post photos and use the hashtag #TrailsToTrinidad.
Learn more at www.foxwesttheatre.com

COLFAX

Fiesta Otoño in Springer this weekend

SPRINGER  — All are invited to Springer’s annual Fiesta Otoño this Saturday, Sept. 11 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Springer Museum Park.  This free for all ages event is featuring music by Jonathan Castillo y Profundo, a beer garden, a 50/50 raffle and food vendors.  Call 505-587-3825 for more info.   Bring your own chairs!

Events for September 2, 2021

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Donate to help build Animal Shelter

OUR WORLD  —  Noah’s Ark Animal Welfare Association has been collaborating with the City of Trinidad in opening a brand new, modern animal shelter. The beautiful new facility will replace the former city pound, which NAAWA has operated as an animal shelter for the past two decades; the old shelter NAAWA currently operates from is deteriorated and NAAWA’s life-saving work has outgrown the outdated buildings.
In order to get this done, they are running a $25,000 matching challenge, so for a short time, you can double your impact and help finish the new animal shelter. A generous donor is pledging dollar for dollar, to match donations up to a total of $25,000 — making your donation to NAAWA go twice as far! We are challenged to raise $25K in 35 days!
If we succeed, we will have a raised a record breaking total of $50,000! Help us succeed by donating today.
To see a video about the new shelter and to donate, visit https://www.coloradogives.org/25k35daysmatch

Construction Technology at Trinidad State

OUR WORLD  — Students will earn five college credit-hours over the four weeks based on a construction curriculum designed by the National Council for Construction Education and Research (NCCER). Students will learn safety, construction math, reading blue prints, operating hand tools and power tools and more during morning classes.  Then in the afternoon they will apply what they’ve learned in a supervised real-world setting, earning three more college credit-hours. Depending on the condition of the house, students can expect to learn about demolition, framing, sheetrock, painting and flooring. (total 8 credit hours)
The program consists of eight credit hours: five credit hours in NCCER Core Curriculum (CON157) and three credit hours of carpentry clinical (CAR170). Students who have previously completed the NCCER Core Curriculum will take the three-credit-hour clinical construction lab only (CAR270) in the place of
CON157 and CAR170.
Upcoming four-week classes are scheduled to start on Sept. 20, 2021, Oct. 25, 2021, and Jan. 17, 2022. Individuals 16 years of age and older are eligible to apply.

Free Construction Skills Course at Pueblo Corporate College

OUR WORLD  — If you or someone you know is looking to expand their skill set and work in the construction trades, this training is for you! Usually this training is $2000, but we secured funds to offer this training at NO COST to participants!
Learn about construction career skills, construction math and measurement, intro to hand and power tools, material handling, forklift safety, and more!
Contact Alejandra at alejandra.deanda@pueblocc.edu

Philosophy Cafe talks Language

OUR WORLD  —  Join us on Monday evening, Sept. 13th at 5 p.m., when we discuss the Philosophy of language. Café regular Kim Krisco suggested this topic and provided two articles that summarize a history of philosophical thought about language:
Because of the very broad nature of this topic, and because Kim is a writer, I would like to limit the discussion to the written word. Kim suggested as a starting point, “the power and limitation” of the written word. Let’s start with those two thoughts [or are they only words?] and we’ll see where the discussion goes from there. It should be fascinating.
This will be a remote meeting from ZoomMeeting, so to get an access link and in order to see the articles that will be discussed, please email Tom Potter at tom.potter@trinidad.co.gov

HUERFANO

Fox Walsenburg weekend movie

WALSENBURG – This weekend’s movie is “Respect,” rated PG 13 with a run time of 2 hours and 25 minutes and starring Jennifer Hudson, Forest Whitaker, Marlon Wayans, and Tituss Burgess.
Following the rise of Aretha Franklin’s career — from a child singing in her father’s church choir to her international superstardom — it’s the remarkable true story of the music icon’s journey to find her voice. The show will play on Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and on Sunday at 3 p.m. Tickets are $7 for adults, $6 for students, and $5 for students aged 5-12.

Huerfano Farmers Markets

HUERFANO COUNTY — 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.

Help out the youth of our community!

HUERFANO COUNTY — This year, SCCY has an abundance of kids attending programming, and we could use your help to continue to promote positive youth development throughout our community.
By sponsoring one youth for $50, you can ensure that that child will be able to attend field trips, continue to learn positive life skills, and be able to eat healthy, well-balanced meals and snacks.
For more info on how to sponsor a child, contact Sangre de Cristo Center for Youth at 719-738-1573. You can send your sponsorship donation to 505 Main St., Walsenburg, CO 81089.
Thank you for supporting the youth of our county so they may continue to realize their dreams!

Labor Day at Lathrop State Park
HUERFANO COUNTY — Celebrate Labor Day Weekend at Lathrop State Park this year with a Mariachi performance presented by the Chavez Huerta School from Pueblo Colorado on Friday, Sept. 3rd at 7:30p.m. in the Amphitheater.
Then, on Saturday, Sept. 4th, join Annette Meserve for Storytelling at the Amphitheater at 7 p.m.

Story Time at the Spanish Peaks Library

WALSENBURG – It is so great to be open again and having children’s story time!  We have been hearing a lot that people don’t know that we are open.  We are open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m..  No appointments necessary.  Come on in and check out some books, read the local newspaper, do printing and faxing, or use a computer.  Story time is every Friday morning from 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m..  See the schedule below for upcoming programs.  For information contact Ms. Sherry at (719) 738-2774 or sherry@spld.org.
Friday, Sept. 3, Bees and honey
Friday, Sept. 10, Grandmas and Grandpas (Grandparents Day is Sept. 12)

Huerfano area AA and NA meetings

HUERFANO COUNTY — 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.

Old Fashioned Camp Meeting at Villa Jubilee

WALSENBURG – DON’T MISS OUT ON THE LAST CONCERT OF THE SUMMER!  Sangre de Cristo Vocal Arts Ensemble, Southern Colorado’s premier community choir, presents an Old Fashioned Camp Meeting with an uplifting, finger-snappin’, foot-tappin’, hand-clappin’ songfest, at Villa Jubilee, 3001 County Road 330, Walsenburg, CO this Saturday, Sept. 4th at 6p.m.  $10.00 suggested donation.  Call 719-635-3000 for directions and more info.

Concerts at Deerprint Wine

LA VETA — On Sunday, Sept. 5th at 4p.m., Pint & a Half will be performing at Deerprint Wine in La Veta.
Rooted in Salida, CO and Truth or Consequences, NM, and led by songwriter Duke Sheppard (guitar, vocals, harmonica) and Tami Sheppard (vocals, percussion), Pint & a Half’s music rings out with memorable melodies, expansive vocal harmonies and lingering rhythms that celebrate the colorful tradition of folk, blues and country music and expand the group’s larger-than-life sound. Pint & A Half’s sizzling chemistry and talent for personal storytelling simmers during their energetic performances.
On Sunday, Sept. 12th at 4p.m., Dana Cooper will be performing at Deerprint Wine. Dana Cooper is an American singer-songwriter from Missouri. His awards include the 2014 Heritage Musician award from the Pilgrim Center for the Arts in Kansas City, MO and Folk Alliance International’s 2015 Spirit of Folk award. He has performed on Austin City Limits, Mountain Stage and at the Kerrville Folk Festival. Cooper’s songs have been recorded by a long list of artists that include Trout Fishing in America, Rex Foster, Claire Lynch, Maura O’Connell, Pierce Pettis, and Susan Werner.  Fellow singer-songwriter Buzz Holland has said “Cooper is a person who can sing like an angel and play like the devil.“
Ticket prices for each concert are $15 in advance and $18 at the door.

CircleTalk Meetings Ongoing

WALSENBURG – Don’t miss out! If you are interested in meeting new people and having interesting
and meaningful conversations this is the place to be. You can be a part of a dynamic program that will meet regularly one hour for 12 consecutive weeks
starting on Sept. 8th at 1p.m. At CircleTalk™ you will experience connection, relationships and community! Each week is designed to share perspectives, laughs, personal stories and get to know your community in a completely new way. Call now to register 719.989.8747. Come see what people are talking about!

Rural Entrepreneurship: New Laws and Q&A

WALSENBURG – On Thursday, Sept. 9, My One Hour Office, 523 Main Street in Walsenburg will join the Small Business Majority, Huerfano County Economic Development, the Southern Colorado Small Business Development Center, Good Business Colorado and others in sponsoring a free webinar about new funding opportunities and laws affecting rural entrepreneurs.  What are your greatest struggles? What could make things better? Join others from across Colorado to talk about what matters most today for your business. Come by from 5:30 to 6:30p.m. to be part of the discussion.

Conversation on Community Growth at La Veta Mercantile

LA VETA — “It Takes a Village, It Takes Us ALL”. Thursday Sept. 9 at 6 p.m.. Hosted by La Veta Public Library as part of the Libraries Transforming Communities Grant. Happening at La Veta Mercantile at 300 S. Main St, La Veta. A conversation exploring how our community best benefits by using healthy communication, collaborations and encouraging positive change.
Join us in discussing the benefits of a supportive community, which includes healthy conversation and communication skills, embracing change, collaboration, partnerships, positive growth, sustainability, and inclusion. Our goal is to cultivate community growth and sustainability through encouraging ideas that benefit the entire community.
Refreshments will be provided. If you are interested in volunteering for this event, please contact ashley@lvpl.org

Conversation on Science, Religion, Buddhism at Cuchara Mercantile

LA VETA — An amazing opportunity is coming to our area. Dr. David Westmoreland and Dr. Arri Eisen have been involved for over 15 years in an unprecedented intellectual endeavor. They were both teaching at Emory University when the Dalai Lama invited the University to integrate modern science into the education of the thousands of Tibetan Buddhist monks and nuns in exile in India. This project, the Emory Tibet Science Initiative, became the first major change in the monastic curriculum in six centuries.
The singular backdrop of teaching science to Tibetan Buddhist monks and nuns offered provocative insights into how science and religion can work together to enrich each other, as well as to shed light on life and what it means to be a thinking, biological human. Dr. Westmoreland and Dr. Eisen are now both teaching at the Air Force Academy.
They will be sharing their experiences on Saturday Sept. 11 th at 1p.m. at the Cuchara Mercantile. This extraordinary event is brought to you by Mt. Rose Health Center Palliative Care and Hospice and Huajatolla Heritage Foundation that are partnering in a Mindful Aging Program. Although there is no charge for this event, donations will be gratefully accepted. Contact Sandy Dolak at 719-251-1271 for more information.

Learn about Medicinal Plants at SPL

WALSENBURG – On Thursday, Sept. 16th at 1p.m. at the Walsenburg Library, Teresa de Jesus Vigil from San Luis will be sharing her immense knowledge about the natural pharmacy of healing plants in our area. Teresa is nationally recognized for her not only her work with the plants, but she also is a storyteller and poet. Teresa is known for her healing work as a curandero throughout the San Luis Valley. Although there is no charge for this program, a $10 donation is suggested. This special program is brought to you by Mt. Rose Health Center Palliative Care and Hospice and Huajatolla Heritage Foundation that are partnering in a Mindful Aging Program. Contact Sandy Dolak at 719-251-1271 for more information.

Sandpainting at LVSA

LA VETA — On Saturday, Sept. 18th and Sunday, Sept. 19th there will be a sand painting workshop held at the La Veta School of the Arts.
This class is an exploration of the symbolism, balance, harmony and symmetry used to create the traditional sand paintings of many cultures.  The first day will be spent learning about the sand painting in many cultures in the world.
The second day will be spent creating original sand paintings.  Participants will gain a better understanding of the cultural values portrayed and how sand paintings have helped sand artists find balance in their own lives.  Class fee is $150.  Lab fee  of $15 will pay for all supplies.  This class is taught by Sharona Nova who is an avid student of world cultures that use sand painting to express their values and traditions.
Call 719-742-3421 or e-mail LVArtSchool@yahoo.com for more information or to register.

Register for Spanish Peaks Half Marathon

LA VETA — The Spanish Peaks 3rd Annual Half Marathon is an out and back run on Highway 12, the Scenic Highway of Legends, designated a National Scenic Byway in February 2021. This year on Sunday, Sept. 19, the course includes a gradual outbound ascent totaling 756 feet of elevation gain and a smooth, even  downhill cruise when the first half’s work is done. The turning point is arguably at one of the most scenic areas of the Highway of Legends with the stone dike formations looming to the east.
The Half Marathon is a Raba Cinco event.
New this year is the 2-person Half Marathon Relay. Also available is a Fun Run option.
The Half Marathon and Half Marathon Relay begin at 8:30 a.m., with the Fun Run at 9 a.m.
All runs begin and end at the La Veta Town Park.
Information at www.twopeaksfitness.org/running-events. Registration at www.active.com.
Scholarships for the half marathon and relay available for teens; contact info@twopeaksfitness.org to register.

LAS ANIMAS  
Artist Lecture by Rich Alford
TRINIDAD  — On Thursday, Sept. 2nd from 5:30p.m. – 6:30p.m., local artist Rich Alford will be speaking on his work and practice in the Pioneer Room of the Sullivan Building at Trinidad State College.
Rich Alford is a retired sociologist who now pursues his artistic interests full-time. He retired five years ago and moved with his wife, jody Alford, to Trinidad. After dabbling in various art media for years, in 1990 he picked up a coy of Edward’s Drawing with the Right Side of Your Brain, and soon discovered he could learn to draw. Drawing led to painting, and recently stained glass. He became a partner in Marketplace Gallery in Downtown Trinidad. He has been selling oil landscapes of the local mountains, plains, and skies.

Network Council Meeting

TRINIDAD  — This Thursday, Sept. 2nd will be the 1st Thursday of September and we will be holding our monthly Network Council meeting at 8a.m. to notify our community of upcoming events and give everyone an opportunity to see what we and others are bringing to the community and to find ways that we all can collaborate to mutually support those events.
We’ve just enjoyed a fabulous weekend of music with the Trinidadddio Bluesfest and we are bursting with upcoming exciting events like Labor Day Rodeo and Parade, Artocade, Santa Fe Trail Bicentennial, and much much more.  Please join us via Zoom at 8:00 a.m. on Thursday and share what this Fall will be bringing our community.
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81479348817?pwd=Ti9aZGhlb3YzQms0Nm1DRlFRV3ZWZz09
Password: 877576

Chamber seeks Board Members

LAS ANIMAS COUNTY  — The Board of Directors of the Trinidad-Las Animas County Chamber of Commerce is calling for members to sit on the Board for 2022.
If you’re a Chamber Business Member and want to play a bigger role in improving the business climate in our region and in helping our local business succeed, please get connected with us.
For more information, please contact the Chamber of Commerce at chamber@tlacchamber.org, or call (719) 846-9285.

Senior Days at Books & More

TRINIDAD  — Senior Days at Books & More Bookstore 132 N. Commercial St., Trinidad, will be Friday and Saturday, Sept. 3-4.  Store hours Friday are 11-4:30 and Saturday 10-4.  Most items 50% off.  Phone is 719 846 8522.

Colorado Native Plant Society 45th Annual Conference

TRINIDAD  — We are celebrating our 45th anniversary, our volunteers, stewards, scientists, pollinators, education programs, and plants.  The Shortgrass Prairie and a Long Look Back will take place Sept. 10-12.  Friday will feature a rare plant symposium ($15) and a Friday night social ($10).  Saturday will be a conference ($65 members, $75 non-members; $30 for student members and $40 for student non-members).  This will include lunch and free links to all the talks.  For those who cannot attend in person, the cost is $25 for members and $35 for non-members to access the talks after the conferences.  Sunday features field trips.  Visit CoNPS.org and click on the calendar for the agenda and registration info.  Email conspoffice@aol.com for questions.

Ribbon Cutting for Paradox Beer Co.

TRINIDAD  — On Wednesday, Sept. 15th at 5:15p.m., there will be a ribbon cutting for new business Paradox Beer Company which is located at 316 N. Commercial Street in Trinidad.

Aguilar Library Bag-O-Books

AGUILAR  — Aguilar Public Library will continue to have Bag-O-Books until the end of September. Fill a bag (provided) with any amount or combination of hardcover, paperback, audio, CD’s, and/or children’s books of your choosing for a $5 donation, or of any amount given would be greatly appreciated. We accept cash or checks. All proceeds will go towards future youth and adult events in the community!

COLFAX

Music from Angel Fire opens box office

COLFAX COUNTY— Music from Angel Fire today opens box office for sale of tickets for 10 concerts between Aug. 20 and Sept. 4. Online sales may be completed at  www.musicfromangelfire.org/sales or by telephone at 575-377-3233 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Jim Brown, president of the Music from Angel Fire board of directors, says, “Tickets for individual concerts or the season are now available.” During this 37 th season for the summer chamber music festival, concerts will be presented in Angel Fire, Taos, Las Vegas, and Raton, NM.
Dates for concerts are:
 Friday, Sept. 3, in Angel Fire
 Saturday, Sept. 4, in Angel Fire
For more info, contact Martha Bryant at 620-518-2733 or development@musicfromangelfire.org

Events for August 26, 2021

throughout our world

Donate to help build Animal Shelter

OUR WORLD  —  Noah’s Ark Animal Welfare Association has been collaborating with the City of Trinidad in opening a brand new, modern animal shelter. The beautiful new facility will replace the former city pound, which NAAWA has operated as an animal shelter for the past two decades; the old shelter NAAWA currently operates from is deteriorated and NAAWA’s life-saving work has outgrown the outdated buildings.
In order to get this done, they are running a $25,000 matching challenge, so for a short time, you can double your impact and help finish the new animal shelter. A generous donor is pledging dollar for dollar, to match donations up to a total of $25,000 — making your donation to NAAWA go twice as far! We are challenged to raise $25K in 35 days!
If we succeed, we will have a raised a record breaking total of $50,000! Help us succeed by donating today.
To see a video about the new shelter and to donate, visit https://www.coloradogives.org/25k35daysmatch

Construction technology at Trinidad State

OUR WORLD  — Students will earn five college credit-hours over the four weeks based on a construction curriculum designed by the National Council for Construction Education and Research (NCCER). Students will learn safety, construction math, reading blue prints, operating hand tools and power tools and more during morning classes.  Then in the afternoon they will apply what they’ve learned in a supervised real-world setting, earning three more college credit-hours. Depending on the condition of the house, students can expect to learn about demolition, framing, sheetrock, painting and flooring. (total 8 credit hours)
The program consists of eight credit hours: five credit hours in NCCER Core Curriculum (CON157) and three credit hours of carpentry clinical (CAR170). Students who have previously completed the NCCER Core Curriculum will take the three-credit-hour clinical construction lab only (CAR270) in the place of
CON157 and CAR170.
Upcoming four-week classes are scheduled to start on Sept. 20, 2021, Oct. 25, 2021, and Jan. 17, 2022. Individuals 16 years of age and older are eligible to apply.

Philosophy Cafe talks Language

OUR WORLD  —  Join us on Monday evening, September 13th at 5 p.m., when we discuss the Philosophy of language. Café regular Kim Krisco suggested this topic and provided two articles that summarize a history of philosophical thought about language:
Because of the very broad nature of this topic, and because Kim is a writer, I would like to limit the discussion to the written word. Kim suggested as a starting point, “the power and limitation” of the written word. Let’s start with those two thoughts [or are they only words?] and we’ll see where the discussion goes from there. It should be fascinating.
This will be a remote meeting from ZoomMeeting, so to get an access link and in order to see the articles that will be discussed, please email Tom Potter at tom.potter@trinidad.co.gov

SIEA holding virtual annual meeting

OUR WORLD  —  On San Isabel Electric, for a second year in a row, will be foregoing an in-person annual meeting, conducting the meeting virtually online.
Registration for the 2021 virtual annual meeting will open Sept. 13 at 8 a.m. and close Sept. 18 at noon.  Phone registration will only be available during business hours between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Sept. 13 – 17, and on Saturday, Sept. 18 between 10 a.m. and noon.
After registering, members will receive an email with instructions about how to join the meeting. You must pre-register to participate in the live virtual annual meeting.
Members who pre-register will receive a $20 bill credit as a registration gift that will appear on the bill they receive in November.
At the meeting, two big announcements will be made about a $25,000 home energy-efficiency project donation and about future rate stability.
The co-op will also inform the membership about programs available to help lower electric bills.
Members are asked to submit questions through the chat feature during the annual meeting. Answers to questions and a recording of the meeting will be available on SIEA.com following the annual meeting.

HUERFANO

Fox Walsenburg weekend movie

WALSENBURG – This weekend’s movie is “Free Guy,” rated PG 13 with a run time of 1 hour 55 minutes and starring Ryan Reynolds, Jodie Comer, and Taika Waititi.
When a bank teller discovers he’s actually a background player in an open-world video game, he decides to become the hero of his own story — one that he can rewrite himself. In a world where there are no limits, he’s determined to save the day his way before it’s too late and maybe find a little romance with the coder who conceived him.
The show will play on Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and on Sunday at 3 p.m. Tickets are $7 for adults, $6 for students, and $5 for students aged 5-12.

Huerfano Farmers Markets

HUERFANO COUNTY — 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.

Help out the youth of our community!

HUERFANO COUNTY — This year, SCCY has an abundance of kids attending programming, and we could use your help to continue to promote positive youth development throughout our community.
By sponsoring one youth for $50, you can ensure that that child will be able to attend field trips, continue to learn positive life skills, and be able to eat healthy, well-balanced meals and snacks.
For more info on how to sponsor a child, contact Sangre de Cristo Center for Youth at 719-738-1573. You can send your sponsorship donation to 505 Main St., Walsenburg, CO 81089.
Thank you for supporting the youth of our county so they may continue to realize their dreams!

Youth Sports League Soccer Sign-ups

HUERFANO COUNTY —  For Ages 4-12. Register August 2 through August 30 at Two Peaks Fitness, 216 S Main St in La Veta, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., Monday through Saturday.
Practice begins the week of Sept. 13, with games starting the week of September 27.
Cost $35-$40 based on age; discounts available for families registering more than one child. Scholarships available.
For more information, call Two Peaks Fitness at 719-742-3555 or visit www.twopeaksfitness.org/youth-sports-leagues.

Lathrop Park events

HUERFANO COUNTY — This week, the words of the week are primordial and whimsical. Cover all your bases at Lathrop State Park.
On Friday, August 27th at 7:30 p.m., Dr. Brian Penn will explain the fascinating and unique geology of the Spanish Peaks (Wahatoya) Region at the Pinon Campground Amphitheater.
On Saturday, August 28 at 7:30 p.m., Christa Penn will discuss the whimsical and curious novelty of the Carousels of Colorado at the Pinon Campground Amphitheater.

Story Time at the Spanish Peaks Library

WALSENBURG – It is so great to be open again and having children’s story time!  We have been hearing a lot that people don’t know that we are open.  We are open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 10 am – 4 pm.  No appointments necessary.  Come on in and check out some books, read the local newspaper, do printing and faxing, or use a computer.  Story time is every Friday morning from 10:30 am – 11:30 am.  See the schedule below for upcoming programs.  For information contact Ms. Sherry at (719) 738-2774 or sherry@spld.org.
Friday, August 27, No Story Time (Ms. Sherry will be out of town)
Friday, September 3, Bees and honey
Friday, September 10, Grandmas and Grandpas (Grandparents Day is Sept. 12)

Walking Tour of Historic Walsenburg

WALSENBURG – On Saturday, Aug. 28, there will be a walking tour of Walsenburg that will highlight several of the important historical sites.
It will take just a bit of imagination, but with the help of knowledgeable tour guides, walkers may visit the sites of Walsenburg’s fort and its well-known adobe hotel and learn about the buildings now gone and the history which once took place there. The tour will also visit a few building which are still standing.
Speakers at each site during the two-hour walk will give clues of life 140 years ago up to 90 years ago.  Registration will be at the Huerfano County Community Center, East 10th Street and Russell 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.  Groups of 20 will start out with their guide along the Cucharas River and then will cover six blocks.  A shuttle bus returns walkers to the starting place.  Cost is $15 and includes handouts.  No advance reservations will be taken.  In case of misty rain the walk will go on as scheduled.  If a downpour begins, the tour is cancelled.  For more information call the Huerfano Heritage Center 719-738-2346 or Carolyn Newman 719-738-2840.  The day of the walk call 719-989-0651.

Huerfano area AA and NA meetings

HUERFANO COUNTY — 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.

Blues at LV Mercantile

LA VETA — On Friday, August. 27th at 7 p.m., the Claudettes will be performing at the La Veta Mercantile. Come on down for an evening of live Blues and good company. Tickets are available at www.lavetamercantile.simpletix.com

Community Barn Dance

LA VETA — The La Veta Village Auxiliary will hold a Community Barn Dance on Saturday, August 28, 7 to 9 p.m., at the 4 H Barn in La Veta, Colorado.
Bring the whole family and spend some time with friends and neighbors.   Cass Cruz and the new local band “Menagerie” will play a variety of music.
A money donation, taken at the door, will be used to purchase kitchen needs at the new La Veta Village Assisted Living facility which will be opening in January of 2022.
We will be selling soft drinks.  No Alcohol, please.
Come join the fun!

Pint & a Half at Deerprint Wine

LA VETA — On Sunday, September 5th at 4p.m., Pint & a Half will be performing at Deerprint Wine in La Veta.
Rooted in Salida, CO and Truth or Consequences, NM, and led by songwriter Duke Sheppard (guitar, vocals, harmonica) and Tami Sheppard (vocals, percussion), Pint & a Half’s music rings out with memorable melodies, expansive vocal harmonies and lingering rhythms that celebrate the colorful tradition of folk, blues and country music and expand the group’s larger-than-life sound. Pint & A Half’s sizzling chemistry and talent for personal storytelling simmers during their energetic performances.
Tickets are $15 in advance and $18 at the door.

CircleTalk Meetings Ongoing

WALSENBURG – Don’t miss out! If you are interested in meeting new people and having interesting
and meaningful conversations this is the place to be. You can be a part of a dynamic program that will meet regularly one hour for 12 consecutive weeks
starting on September 8th at 1p.m. At CircleTalk™ you will experience connection, relationships and community! Each week is designed to share perspectives, laughs, personal stories and get to know your community in a completely new way. Call now to register 719.989.8747. Come see what people are talking about!

Conversation on Community Growth at La Veta Mercantile

LA VETA — “It Takes a Village, It Takes Us ALL”. Thursday September 9 at 6 pm. Hosted by La Veta Public Library as part of the Libraries Transforming Communities Grant. Happening at La Veta Mercantile at 300 S. Main St, La Veta. A conversation exploring how our community best benefits by using healthy communication, collaborations and encouraging positive change.
Join us in discussing the benefits of a supportive community, which includes healthy conversation and communication skills, embracing change, collaboration, partnerships, positive growth, sustainability, and inclusion. Our goal is to cultivate community growth and sustainability through encouraging ideas that benefit the entire community.
Refreshments will be provided. If you are interested in volunteering for this event, please contact ashley@lvpl.org

Register for Spanish Peaks Half Marathon

LA VETA — The Spanish Peaks 3rd Annual Half Marathon is an out and back run on Highway 12, the Scenic Highway of Legends, designated a National Scenic Byway in February 2021. This year on Sunday, September 19, the course includes a gradual outbound ascent totaling 756 feet of elevation gain and a smooth, even  downhill cruise when the first half’s work is done. The turning point is arguably at one of the most scenic areas of the Highway of Legends with the stone dike formations looming to the east.
The Half Marathon is a Raba Cinco event.
New this year is the 2-person Half Marathon Relay. Also available is a Fun Run option.
The Half Marathon and Half Marathon Relay begin at 8:30 am, with the Fun Run at 9 a.m.
All runs begin and end at the La Veta Town Park.
Information at www.twopeaksfitness.org/running-events. Registration at www.active.com.
Scholarships for the half marathon and relay available for teens; contact info@twopeaksfitness.org to register.

  Calling all former and possible new vendors! ArtoCade 2021 is happening this year on Saturday, Sept. 11 and it will be a great opportunity to sell your goods or get the word about something important you care about.
Setup is at 8 a.m., the parade is at noon, and teardown will take place at 4 or  p.m., depending on the crowds, so there will be ample opportunity for folks to see your booth.
If you are interested in having a booth at ArtoCade this year, contact Vendor Coordinator Susan Palmer before September 1 at susanpalmer49@yahoo.com or (805) 603-6181.

Community Health Needs Assessment

LAS ANIMAS COUNTY  — Mt. San Rafael is working to complete their Community Health Needs Assessment; an important tool, completed every three years, that identifies key health needs and issues through systematic, comprehensive data collection and analysis.
A community health needs assessment gives organizations, like Mt. San Rafael Hospital, comprehensive information about the community’s current health status, needs, and issues. This information helps develop a community health improvement plan by justifying how and where resources should be allocated to best meet community needs.
To assist with this process is a community survey.  The survey asks about health, current health practices, and impressions of the overall health of the Trinidad community.  The survey is available in both English and Spanish and in paper form or electronic. To complete the survey electronically, use the links below.
English: https://www.questionpro.com/t/AQbQMZmsbj
Spanish: https://www.questionpro.com/t/AQbQMZnK6L

Main Street Live presents The Rainbow Fish

TRINIDAD  — “The Rainbow Fish” tells the story of the most beautiful fish in the ocean and his journey to learn to share.  An adorable children’s play that will touch the hearts of all ages!  Opens Friday, Aug. 20 at Main Street LIVE in Trinidad and runs two weekends.  Visit www.mainstreetlive.org for special show times and pricing.  Tickets online and at the door.  719 846 4765 for info.
Please call if there are any questions. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for folks under 17.

Trinidad Family Dental Meet and Greet

TRINIDAD  — On Friday, August 27th from 11a.m. – 3p.m., come join the folks down at Trinidad Family Dental at 2124 Freedom Road in Trinidad for food, entertainment, prizes, and most of all, welcoming of our new doctors, Dr. Parker Kastelic and Dr. Kelle Ellis!
We will also be handing out school supplies while supplies last. If there are any questions, please contact Demi at (719) 422-5696

Trinidaddio Blues Fest

TRINIDAD  — On Friday, Aug. 27 and Saturday, Aug. 28, the Blues are coming to downtown Trinidad! This is a free event, but you can help to keep it free by donating at trinidaddio.com
There’s a huge line-up! On Friday from 6 p.m. – 10 p.m., the following folks will be playing: Deborah Stafford & the State of Affairs, Los Albuquerque Blues Connection, Zakk DeBono & the Broken Circle, and Vanessa Collier.
On Saturday, Ken & Johnny, The Claudettes, Bob Margolin wsg Johnny Iguana feat the Delta Sonics, Vanessa Collier, and Bernard Allison will all be playing. The line-up is tentative, check trinidaddio.com for updates.  Trinidaddio Concert Series is made possible in part by a grant from the City of Trinidad Tourism Board.

Aguilar Library Bag-O-Books

AGUILAR  — Aguilar Public Library will continue to have Bag-O-Books until the end of September. Fill a bag (provided) with any amount or combination of hardcover, paperback, audio, CD’s, and/or children’s books of your choosing for a $5 donation, or of any amount given would be greatly appreciated. We accept cash or checks. All proceeds will go towards future youth and adult events in the community!

Better Angels: The Firefighters of 9/11

TRINIDAD  — The CORAZÓN DE TRINIDAD CREATIVE DISTRICT is honored to host the exhibition, Better Angels: The Firefighters of 9/11, commemorating the firefighters who lost their lives saving others on September 11, 2001. Painted by Trinidad artist Dawn Siebel, the small individual portraits of the 343 firefighters will be on display at 210 W Main Street, Space to Create Commons, in Trinidad. The exhibition will open Saturday, Aug. 28 and will continue through Nov. 20, 2021. Gallery hours are 10-5 Wednesday through Sunday.  Closed Monday and Tuesday, except Sept. 6 and Oct. 11.

COLFAX

Music from Angel Fire opens box office

COLFAX COUNTY— Music from Angel Fire today opens box office for sale of tickets for 10 concerts between Aug. 20 and Sept. 4. Online sales may be completed at  www.musicfromangelfire.org/sales or by telephone at 575-377-3233 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Jim Brown, president of the Music from Angel Fire board of directors, says, “Tickets for individual concerts or the season are now available.” During this 37 th season for the summer chamber music festival, concerts will be presented in Angel Fire, Taos, Las Vegas, and Raton, NM.
Dates for concerts are:
 Thursday, Aug. 26, in Angel Fire
 Saturday, Aug. 28, in Taos
 Sunday, Aug. 29, in Raton
 Wednesday, Sept. 1, in Angel Fire
 Friday, Sept. 3, in Angel Fire
 Saturday, Sept. 4, in Angel Fire
For more info, contact Martha Bryant at 620-518-2733 or development@musicfromangelfire.org

Sugarite State Park Summer Program

COLFAX COUNTY— There are numerous delightful summer activity opportunities available at the Sugarite Canyon State Park. Pop by any Saturday for Coffee with a Ranger at 9 a.m. at Lake Alice Campground. Coffee, doughnuts, nature, conversation.
Also, every Sunday at 9 a.m. there is a Coal Camp walking tour! Join Ranger Rick for two and a half hours to explore Sugarite’s historic coal camp.

Raton Family Dental Meet and Greet

RATON— On Saturday, August 28th from 11a.m. – 3p.m., come join the folks down at Raton Family Dental at 1100 South 2nd Street, Ste C in Raton  for food, entertainment, prizes, and most of all, welcoming of our new doctors, Dr. Parker Kastelic and Dr. Kelle Ellis!
We will also be handing out school supplies while supplies last. If there are any questions, please contact Demi at (719) 422-5696.

List of Events for August 19, 2021

throughout our world Construction technology at Trinidad State

OUR WORLD  — Students will earn five college credit-hours over the four weeks based on a construction curriculum designed by the National Council for Construction Education and Research (NCCER). Students will learn safety, construction math, reading blue prints, operating hand tools and power tools and more during morning classes.  Then in the afternoon they will apply what they’ve learned in a supervised real-world setting, earning three more college credit-hours. Depending on the condition of the house, students can expect to learn about demolition, framing, sheetrock, painting and flooring. (total 8 credit hours)
The program consists of eight credit hours: five credit hours in NCCER Core Curriculum (CON157) and three credit hours of carpentry clinical (CAR170). Students who have previously completed the NCCER Core Curriculum will take the three-credit-hour clinical construction lab only (CAR270) in the place of
CON157 and CAR170.
Upcoming four-week classes are scheduled to start on Sept. 20, 2021, Oct. 25, 2021, and Jan. 17, 2022. Individuals 16 years of age and older are eligible to apply.

Grief Circle, Death Cafe

OUR WORLD  —  The Grief Circle, a support group for those dealing with grief and bereavement, will now be held on the 2nd Wednesday of the month at 2 p.m.  The popular Death Café that offers the opportunity to discuss different aspects and philosophies around death and dying will now be on the 4th Wednesday of the month at 2 p.m. again in the conference room at the First National Bank of Trinidad. The sessions will be either in person with appropriate COVID-19 precautions or by Zoom. These free programs will be ongoing.
Anyone in the area is welcome to attend. Meetings are held in in the conference room at the First National Bank, 100 E. Main Street in Trinidad. The conference room is on the second floor and an elevator is available. Please contact Sandy Dolak by calling or text at 719-251-1271 to register. Or email sdolak@mtrosehealthandhospice.com.
The next event will be Death Café on Aug. 25.
Grief Circle and Death Cafe are projects of Mt. Rose Health Center Palliative Care and Hospice

SIEA holding virtual annual meeting

OUR WORLD  —  On San Isabel Electric, for a second year in a row, will be foregoing an in-person annual meeting, conducting the meeting virtually online.
Registration for the 2021 virtual annual meeting will open Sept. 13 at 8 a.m. and close Sept. 18 at noon.  Phone registration will only be available during business hours between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Sept. 13 – 17, and on Saturday, Sept. 18 between 10 a.m. and noon.
After registering, members will receive an email with instructions about how to join the meeting. You must pre-register to participate in the live virtual annual meeting.
Members who pre-register will receive a $20 bill credit as a registration gift that will appear on the bill they receive in November.
At the meeting, two big announcements will be made about a $25,000 home energy-efficiency project donation and about future rate stability.
The co-op will also inform the membership about programs available to help lower electric bills.
Members are asked to submit questions through the chat feature during the annual meeting. Answers to questions and a recording of the meeting will be available on SIEA.com following the annual meeting.

HUERFANO

Fox Walsenburg weekend movie

WALSENBURG – This weekend, the film playing at the Fox is Jungle Cruise, rated PG-13 with a run-time of 2 hours and 7 minutes.
In Jungle Cruise, Dr. Lily Houghton enlists the aid of wisecracking skipper Frank Wolff to take her down the Amazon in his ramshackle boat. Together, they search for an ancient tree that holds the power to heal — a discovery that will change the future of medicine.
This movie is based on Disneyland’s theme park ride where a small riverboat takes a group of travelers through a jungle filled with dangerous animals and reptiles but with a supernatural element.
The show will play on Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and on Sunday at 3 p.m. Tickets are $7 for adults, $6 for students, and $5 for students aged 5-12.

Help out the youth of our community!

HUERFANO COUNTY — This year, SCCY has an abundance of kids attending programming, and we could use your help to continue to promote positive youth development throughout our community.
By sponsoring one youth for $50, you can ensure that that child will be able to attend field trips, continue to learn positive life skills, and be able to eat healthy, well-balanced meals and snacks.
For more info on how to sponsor a child, contact Sangre de Cristo Center for Youth at 719-738-1573. You can send your sponsorship donation to 505 Main St., Walsenburg, CO 81089.
Thank you for supporting the youth of our county so they may continue to realize their dreams!

Youth Sports League Soccer Sign-ups

HUERFANO COUNTY —  For Ages 4-12. Register August 2 through August 30 at Two Peaks Fitness, 216 S Main St in La Veta, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., Monday through Saturday.
Practice begins the week of Sept. 13, with games starting the week of September 27.
Evening registration also available Aug. 24 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Two Peaks Fitness in La Veta and SCCY in Walsenburg.
Cost $35-$40 based on age; discounts available for families registering more than one child. Scholarships available.
For more information, call Two Peaks Fitness at 719-742-3555 or visit www.twopeaksfitness.org/youth-sports-leagues.

Fun Fridays Field Trips

HUERFANO COUNTY — Field Trips for kids on Fridays. All kids are welcome to join; maximum of 15 kids/activity. Cost is $10 for children of gym members, $15 for non-members. Registration must be completed the Wednesday prior to each activity for logistics planning. Drop-offs at Two Peaks Fitness at 8:45 a.m. the morning of each activity. Scholarships available!
Next activuty: August 20- Cuchara Mountain Park Mini Golf and Frisbee Golf 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Lathrop Park events: Forts and Bigfoot

HUERFANO COUNTY — This weekend has several really cool activities taking place at Lathrop Park.
Join us at 7 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 20 at the Visitors Center for a talk by Eric Carpio from the Fort Garland Museum on the complex history of Fort Garland.
On Saturday, Aug. 21, join us at the amphitheatre at 7 p.m. for an evening of cryptozoology lore! Learn about the Sasquatch Research Investigations of the Rockies with Mike Johnson.

Antiques at the Spanish Peaks, Vintage Trailer Rally

LA VETA — La Veta Pines RV Park is hosting an Antiques at the Spanish Peaks, Vintage Trailer Rally.
Vintage trailers and RVs will converge on La Veta the weekend of August 20-22. “We always welcome vintage campers at our Park but for the rally, we’ll have over a dozen vintage RVs, along with their proud owners,” said Greg Garrett, owner of the RV park. The highlight of the weekend is the open house, which takes place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 21.  “You’ll be able to see restored units from the ’40s, ’50s, ’60s and ’70s with names like Spartan, Streamline, and Roadrunner” Garrett said. Many of the units will be decorated inside and out in vintage décor as the owners celebrate trailers built between 1940 and 1979. Park guests and the public are welcome to join the fun and tour the units during the open house at no charge. Live western swing music provided by the Swing Dusters will add to the party atmosphere. Anyone who is not a registered guest should park outside the park and walk into the event.
Rally participants have additional planned activities such as a Meet and Greet party, Vintage movie night, and a caravan down Main Street as they depart on Sunday.

Francisco Fort Day

LA VETA — Francisco Fort Day is on August 21 this year! The pancake breakfast will begin at 7:30 a.m. and run until 9:30 a.m. in front of the fort. There will be singing by the Orphan Valley Singers. All proceeds benefit the Fort.
FREE ADMISSION: Fort opens at 8 a.m. and festivities will run until 4 p.m. at 306 South Main, La Veta, CO 81055
For a full list of the music, demonstrations, games, performances, food, etcetera, check out our Facebook page and website      www.franciscofort.org
https://www.facebook.com/FranciscoFortMuseum
For more information call 719-742-5501

Haircut Marathon to benefit SCCY

WALSENBURG — On August 21st, CS Stylings is presenting a Haircut Marathon! They’re trying to do as many haircuts as possible between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Stop on by for a haircut, only $15!  First come, first serve with live music and a free hotdog with every hair cut.  Donations and proceeds will go to benefit the Sangre de Cristo Center for Youth.

Gardening 101 at Spanish Peaks Library

WALSENBURG – This month’s class is Sun, Aug 22 at 1 p.m. at the library and our topic is pruning.  We will be discussing how to prune for plant health, fruit production and for aesthetics.  Hands on class this month, so if you have a pair of pruners, please bring them to class and we’ll tackle a few of the library trees in need of help.  Cant wait to see you all!

Walking Tour of Historic Walsenburg

WALSENBURG – On Saturday, Aug. 28, there will be a walking tour of Walsenburg that will highlight several of the important historical sites.
It will take just a bit of imagination, but with the help of knowledgeable tour guides, walkers may visit the sites of Walsenburg’s fort and its well-known adobe hotel and learn about the buildings now gone and the history which once took place there. The tour will also visit a few building which are still standing.
Speakers at each site during the two-hour walk will give clues of life 140 years ago up to 90 years ago.  Registration will be at the Huerfano County Community Center, East 10th Street and Russell 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.  Groups of 20 will start out with their guide along the Cucharas River and then will cover six blocks.  A shuttle bus returns walkers to the starting place.  Cost is $15 and includes handouts.  No advance reservations will be taken.  In case of misty rain the walk will go on as scheduled.  If a downpour begins, the tour is cancelled.  For more information call the Huerfano Heritage Center 719-738-2346 or Carolyn Newman 719-738-2840.  The day of the walk call 719-989-0651.

Huerfano area AA and NA meetings

HUERFANO COUNTY — 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.

Grannie’s Attic is back

LA VETA —Grannies Attic is back! Come on down this Saturday August 21, 2021 from  9a.m.- 3p.m. to the La Veta United Methodist church basement at 416 South Main Street.
Baked goods, handmade crafts and gently used treasures. All proceeds go to local mission opportunities. See you on Saturday!!

Stand-up Comedy at LV Mercantile

LA VETA — On Saturday, August 21st at 7p.m., Dr. Kevin Fitzgerald will be performing stand-up comedy at the La Veta Mercantile. Tickets are available at www.lavetamercantile.simpletix.com
Dr. Kevin Fitzgerald has performed stand-up comedy and been a staple of the Denver comedy scene since 1986. Since that time, Kevin has opened for and worked with such diverse and legendary performers as Joan Rivers, Bob Hope, Kevin Nealon, Brian Regan, and Norm McDonald. He is probably best known for his eleven seasons on the popular Animal Planet television series Emergency Vets.

Huerfano Conservancy District Board Meeting

HUERFANO COUNTY — The August meeting of the Huerfano County Water Conservancy District will be held in person at the Walsenburg Housing Authority activities room, 220 Russell Ave, Walsenburg, on Monday, Aug. 23, at 6p.m.

Blues at LV Mercantile

LA VETA — On Aug. 27th at 7p.m., the Claudettes will be performing at the La Veta Mercantile. Come on down for an evening of live Blues and good company. Tickets are available at www.lavetamercantile.simpletix.com

Register for Spanish Peaks Half Marathon

LA VETA — The Spanish Peaks 3rd Annual Half Marathon is an out and back run on Highway 12, the Scenic Highway of Legends, designated a National Scenic Byway in February 2021. This year on Sunday September 19, the course includes a gradual outbound ascent totaling 756 feet of elevation gain and a smooth, even  downhill cruise when the first half’s work is done. The turning point is arguably at one of the most scenic areas of the Highway of Legends with the stone dike formations looming to the east.
The Half Marathon is a Raba Cinco event.
New this year is the 2-person Half Marathon Relay. Also available is a Fun Run option.
The Half Marathon and Half Marathon Relay begin at 8:30 am, with the Fun Run at 9:00.
All runs begin and end at the La Veta Town Park.
Information at www.twopeaksfitness.org/running-events. Registration at www.active.com.
Scholarships for the half marathon and relay available for teens; contact info@twopeaksfitness.org to register.

LAS ANIMAS  

Vendors wanted for ArtoCade 2021

LAS ANIMAS COUNTY  — Calling all former and possible new vendors! ArtoCade 2021 is happening this year on Saturday, Sept. 11 and it will be a great opportunity to sell your goods or get the word about something important you care about.
Setup is at 8 a.m., the parade is at noon, and teardown will take place at 4 or  p.m., depending on the crowds, so there will be ample opportunity for folks to see your booth.
If you are interested in having a booth at ArtoCade this year, contact Vendor Coordinator Susan Palmer before September 1 at susanpalmer49@yahoo.com or (805) 603-6181.

Community Health Needs Assessment

LAS ANIMAS COUNTY  — Mt. San Rafael is working to complete their Community Health Needs Assessment; an important tool, completed every three years, that identifies key health needs and issues through systematic, comprehensive data collection and analysis.
A Community Health Needs Assessment gives organizations, like Mt. San Rafael Hospital, comprehensive information about the community’s current health status, needs, and issues. This information helps develop a community health improvement plan by justifying how and where resources should be allocated to best meet community needs.
To assist with this process is a community survey.  The survey asks about health, current health practices, and impressions of the overall health of the Trinidad community.  The survey is available in both English and Spanish and in paper form or electronic. To complete the survey electronically, use the links below.
English: https://www.questionpro.com/t/AQbQMZmsbj
Spanish: https://www.questionpro.com/t/AQbQMZnK6L

Main Street Live presents The Rainbow Fish

TRINIDAD  — “The Rainbow Fish” tells the story of the most beautiful fish in the ocean and his journey to learn to share.  An adorable children’s play that will touch the hearts of all ages!  Opens Friday, Aug. 20 at Main Street LIVE in Trinidad and runs two weekends.  Visit www.mainstreetlive.org for special show times and pricing.  Tickets online and at the door.  719 846 4765 for info.
Please call if there are any questions. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for folks under 17.

Trinidad Family Dental Meet and Greet

TRINIDAD  — On Friday, August 27th from 11a.m. – 3p.m., come join the folks down at Trinidad Family Dental at 2124 Freedom Road in Trinidad for food, entertainment, prizes, and most of all, welcoming of our new doctors, Dr. Parker Kastelic and Dr. Kelle Ellis!
We will also be handing out school supplies while supplies last. If there are any questions, please contact Demi at (719) 422-5696

Trinidaddio Blues Fest

TRINIDAD  — On Friday, Aug. 27 and Saturday, Aug. 28, the Blues are coming to downtown Trinidad! This is a free event, but you can help to keep it free by donating at trinidaddio.com
There’s a huge line-up! On Friday from 6 p.m. – 10 p.m., the following folks will be playing: Deborah Stafford & the State of Affairs, Los Albuquerque Blues Connection, Zakk DeBono & the Broken Circle, and Vanessa Collier.
On Saturday, Ken & Johnny, The Claudettes, Bob Margolin wsg Johnny Iguana feat the Delta Sonics, Vanessa Collier, and Bernard Allison will all be playing. The line-up is tentative, check trinidaddio.com for updates.  Trinidaddio Concert Series is made possible in part by a grant from the City of Trinidad Tourism Board.

Aguilar Library Bag-O-Books

AGUILAR  — Aguilar Public Library will continue to have Bag-O-Books until the end of September. Fill a bag (provided) with any amount or combination of hardcover, paperback, audio, CD’s, and/or children’s books of your choosing for a $5 donation, or of any amount given would be greatly appreciated. We accept cash or checks. All proceeds will go towards future youth and adult events in the community!

Better Angels: The Firefighters of 9/11

TRINIDAD  — The CORAZÓN DE TRINIDAD CREATIVE DISTRICT is honored to host the exhibition, Better Angels: The Firefighters of 9/11, commemorating the firefighters who lost their lives saving others on September 11, 2001. Painted by Trinidad artist Dawn Siebel, the small individual portraits of the 343 firefighters will be on display at 210 W Main Street, Space to Create Commons, in Trinidad. The exhibition will open Saturday, Aug. 28 and will continue through Nov. 20, 2021. Gallery hours are 10-5 Wednesday through Sunday.  Closed Monday and Tuesday, except Sept. 6 and Oct. 11.

COLFAX

Music from Angel Fire opens box office

COLFAX COUNTY— Music from Angel Fire today opens box office for sale of tickets for 10 concerts between Aug. 20 and Sept. 4. Online sales may be completed at  www.musicfromangelfire.org/sales or by telephone at 575-377-3233 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Jim Brown, president of the Music from Angel Fire board of directors, says, “Tickets for individual concerts or the season are now available.” During this 37 th season for the summer chamber music festival, concerts will be presented in Angel Fire, Taos, Las Vegas, and Raton, NM.
Dates for concerts are:
 Friday, Aug. 20, in AngelFire
 Saturday, Aug. 21, in Taos
 Sunday Aug. 22, in Las Vegas
 Wednesday, Aug. 25, in Angel Fire
 Thursday, Aug. 26, in Angel Fire
 Saturday, Aug. 28, in Taos
 Sunday, Aug. 29, in Raton
 Wednesday, Sept. 1, in Angel Fire
 Friday, Sept. 3, in Angel Fire
 Saturday, Sept. 4, in Angel Fire
For more info, contact Martha Bryant at 620-518-2733 or development@musicfromangelfire.org

Sugarite State Park Summer Program

COLFAX COUNTY— There are numerous delightful summer activity opportunities available at the Sugarite Canyon State Park. Pop by any Saturday for Coffee with a Ranger at 9 a.m. at Lake Alice Campground. Coffee, doughnuts, nature, conversation.
Also, every Sunday at 9 a.m. there is a Coal Camp walking tour! Join Ranger Rick for two and a half hours to explore Sugarite’s historic coal camp.
This Friday, Aug. 20 at 8 a.m. there will be a Wapiti Wilderness hike starting at the Wapiti Trailhead. Join Ranger Ricks for a strenuous 2.5 mile hike on one of our least visited, but most beautiful trails. Wear good hiking shoes, and bring sun protection and water. The hike will last about 2 hours.
On Saturday, Aug. 21, at 7:30 p.m. at the Soda Pocket Amphitheater, come check out Solar System Rising. Watch as the moon, Saturn, and Jupiter rise together over the mesa. We’ll use a large telescope to zoom in on lunar craters, Saturn’s rings, and Jupiter’s moons. Dress warmly.

Raton Family Dental Meet and Greet

RATON— On Saturday, August 18th from 11a.m. – 3p.m., come join the folks down at Raton Family Dental at 1100 South 2nd Street, Ste C in Raton  for food, entertainment, prizes, and most of all, welcoming of our new doctors, Dr. Parker Kastelic and Dr. Kelle Ellis!
We will also be handing out school supplies while supplies last. If there are any questions, please contact Demi at (719) 422-5696.

Events for August 12, 2021

throughout our world Change of venue for Grief Circle, Death Cafe

OUR WORLD  — Two of the important projects of Mt. Rose Health Center Palliative Care and Hospice are changing location and time.
The Grief Circle, a support group for those dealing with grief and bereavement, will now be held on the 2nd Wednesday of the month at 2:00p.m. in the conference room at the First National Bank, 100 E. Main Street in Trinidad. The popular Death Café that offers the opportunity to discuss different aspects and philosophies around death and dying will now be on the 4th Wednesday of the month at 2:00p.m. again in the conference room at the First National Bank of Trinidad. The sessions will be either in person with appropriate Covid precautions or by Zoom. These free programs will be ongoing.
Anyone in the area is welcome to attend. The conference room is on the second floor and an elevator is available. Please contact Sandy Dolak by calling or text at 719-251-1271 to register. Or email sdolak@mtrosehealthandhospice.com.
The August events will be Grief Circle on the 11th and Death Café on the 25th

Stonewall Century Ride

OUR WORLD  —  Register for the 18th Annual Stonewall Century Ride, Saturday, Aug. 14. The Stonewall Century is a challenging 102-mile out-and-back road bike ride along Highway 12, the scenic Highway of Legends, from La Veta to Segundo and back. Turn around wherever you like. For more info, see www.spcycling.org.

San Isabel to hold virtual annual meeting

OUR WORLD  —  On San Isabel Electric, for a second year in a row, will be foregoing an in-person annual meeting, conducting the meeting virtually online.
Registration for the 2021 virtual annual meeting will open Sept. 13 at 8 a.m. and close September 18 at noon.  Phone registration will only be available during business hours between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. September 13 – 17, and on Saturday, September 18 between 10 a.m. and noon.
After registering, members will receive an email with instructions about how to join the meeting. You must pre-register to participate in the live virtual annual meeting.
Members who pre-register will receive a $20 bill credit as a registration gift that will appear on the bill they receive in November.
At the meeting, two big announcements will be made about a $25,000 home energy-efficiency project donation and about future rate stability.
The co-op will also inform the membership about programs available to help lower electric bills.
Members are asked to submit questions through the chat feature during the annual meeting. Answers to questions and a recording of the meeting will be available on SIEA.com following the annual meeting.

HUERFANO

Fox Walsenburg weekend movie

WALSENBURG – This weekend, the film playing at the Fox is Jungle Cruise, rated PG-13 with a run-time of 2 hours and 7 minutes.
In Jungle Cruise, Dr. Lily Houghton enlists the aid of wisecracking skipper Frank Wolff to take her down the Amazon in his ramshackle boat. Together, they search for an ancient tree that holds the power to heal — a discovery that will change the future of medicine.
This movie is based on Disneyland’s theme park ride where a small riverboat takes a group of travelers through a jungle filled with dangerous animals and reptiles but with a supernatural element.
The show will play on Friday and Saturday at 7:30p.m. and on Sunday at 3:00p.m. Tickets are $7 for adults, $6 for students, and $5 for students aged 5-12.

Help out the youth of our community!

HUERFANO COUNTY — This year, SCCY has an abundance of kids attending programming, and we could use your help to continue to promote positive youth development throughout our community.
By sponsoring one youth for $50, you can ensure that that child will be able to attend field trips, continue to learn positive life skills, and be able to eat healthy, well-balanced meals and snacks.
For more info on how to sponsor a child, contact Sangre de Cristo Center for Youth at 719-738-1573. You can send your sponsorship donation to 505 Main St., Walsenburg, CO 81089.
Thank you for supporting the youth of our county so they may continue to realize their dreams!

Youth Sports League Soccer Sign-ups

HUERFANO COUNTY —  For Ages 4-12. Register August 2 through August 30 at Two Peaks Fitness, 216 S Main St in La Veta, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., Monday through Saturday.
Practice begins the week of Sept. 13, with games starting the week of September 27.
Evening registration also available Aug. 17 and 24 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Two Peaks Fitness in La Veta and SCCY in Walsenburg.
Cost $35-$40 based on age; discounts available for families registering more than one child. Scholarships available.
For more information, call Two Peaks Fitness at 719-742-3555 or visit www.twopeaksfitness.org/youth-sports-leagues.

School supply drive at Lathrop Park

HUERFANO COUNTY — Lathrop State Park is sponsoring a “Back to School Supply Drive” from July 19 to Aug. 15. You can donate notebooks, pens, pencils, markers, color pencils, backpacks, dry erase markers, folders, clorox wipes, boxes of tissues, etcetera.
There are three drop off locations:
Lathrop Park at 70 County Road 502 in Walsenburg.
SPRHC / Hospital at 23500 US 160 in Walsenburg.
JM Tire at 928 Main Street in Walsenburg.
All donations will go to Walsenburg, Gardner and La Veta Schools. Fore more information, call Danette Barela at 719-738-2376 x 7 or email danette.barela@ state.co.us

Fun Fridays Field Trips

HUERFANO COUNTY — Field Trips for kids on Fridays. All kids are welcome to join; maximum of 15 kids/activity.
Cost: $10 for children of gym members, $15 for non-members. Registration must be completed the Wednesday prior to each activity for logistics planning.Drop-offs at Two Peaks Fitness at 8:45 a.m. the morning of each activity. Scholarships available!Our Activities:
August 20- Cuchara Mountain Park Mini Golf and Frisbee Golf 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Lathrop Park Events

HUERFANO COUNTY — The Night Sky is Alive this weekend at Lathrop State Park!  On Friday, Aug. 13th, The Southern Colorado Astronomy Organization will share with us the ancient study of the stars.  On Saturday, August 14th, Colorado Parks and Wildlife Biologist Ed Schmall will reveal the fascinating lives of the bat.
Call ahead to arrange a special junior ranger program for your group or family.
We welcome all campers, visitors and community members.  And as always, a park pass is required on all vehicles.

Ag Appreciation Supper and Jackpot Gymkhana

HUERFANO COUNTY — Huerfano County Farm Bureau would like to again invite the agricultural community to the Ag Appreciation supper.   It will be held in the 4-H barn at the La Veta fairgrounds on Aug. 13 from 4 to 6 p.m.  During the meal KSPK will have live programing and The Apache Fiddlers will be performing. The gymkhana takes place immediately afterward so come for an evening of food & fun.  The meal is free but donations to the Farm Bureau Scholarship Fund will be appreciated.
There will also be Gymkhana events starting at 6 p.m.—  barrels, streaking poles, and flags. There are four age divisions: 8 and under (sorry, no leadliners), 9-13, 14-18, and 19 and up. Entry cost is $5 per event and the reward is 100% payout!

Huerfano County 4H Fair and Open Class Show

LA VETA — The county fair will  start on August 11 and run through August 15.  The 4-H and FFA members will have general exhibits on display and will show their market animal projects throughout the week.  There will be all kinds of goods in the open class show – everything from ceramics to wood workings.
The fair ends on Aug. 15th with the Buyers dinner starting at 11:30 a.m., followed by the Junior Livestock Auction at 2 p.m.  Look for a full schedule of events in the paper this week.  Hope to see you all there!

Sean Harrison performance at Deerprint Wine Bistro

LA VETA — Sean Harrison’s Arkansas roots, literary upbringing and well-travelled life combine to create an intriguing mix of Country, Americana and Folk/Rock music that defies genre restrictions. As a singer/songwriter he brings wit and wisdom to a 12-track world view with his debut CD, HALFWAY FROM NASHVILLE (Arky Blue Productions). This is Southern storytelling in its unbound glory: forthright, happy, sad, inspired, shaken and stirred.
Catch his show on Friday, Aug. 13th at 7 p.m. at the Deerprint Wine Bistro at 106 E Francisco St in La Veta. Tickets will be $12 apiece, $15 day of the show.

Collaboration, Tangents, Confluence – 30 Years of Art

WALSENBURG – The Museum of Friends is honored to present artists Joe Slusky and Katie Hawkinson who have worked together in collaboration since 1991. For this project, MoF recreates in the main gallery a 25 x 8-foot California book store construction facade on which both artists created the painting on exhibit. This major work will be embellished by other projects both joint and singular in which each artist is showcased. Opening Friday, Aug. 13, all are invited, please come meet the artists who will be present to answer any questions. Joe and Katie will also give a public lecture the following day, Saturday, Aug. 14. For more specific information please contact MoF at 719 738 2858, hours, Tues-Sat, 10 to 5 p.m.

Martin Gilmore Trio at the Mercantile

LA VETA — On Saturday, Aug. 14 at 7 p.m., the Martin Gilmore Trio will play at La Veta Mercantile.
The Martin Gilmore Trio (MG3) is a bluegrass and folk music group from Denver, Colorado. Comprised of Martin Gilmore, Nick Admodeo, and Ian Haegele, their sound centers around acoustic bluegrass and folk music, but they stray into jazz, swing, country, and blues. They have toured all over the United States and Ireland. $15 in advance. $18 day of show. http://www.simpletix.com/e/the-martin-gilmore-trio-tickets-71296

Moors & McCumber at the Mercantile

LA VETA — On Wednesday, Aug. 18 at 7 p.m., Moors and McCumber will be playing at La Veta Mercantile.
A vocal harmony duo fifteen years in the making, Moors & McCumber have done more than just endear themselves to fans – they’ve built a genuine community. Bridging the gap between classic folk rock and present day Americana, they write heartfelt songs directly inspired by life’s experiences. With their latest record, 2021’s Survival, they have created some of their most compelling work to date. $20 advance. $25 day of show. http://www.simpletix.com/e/moors-and-mccumber-tickets-71297

CircleTalk informational meeting

WALSENBURG  — Join us on Wednesday Aug. 18 at 1 p.m. at 527 Main St., Walsenburg. If you are interested in meeting new people and having interesting and meaningful conversations, this is the place to be. You can be a part of a dynamic program that will meet for one hour, on 12 consecutive weeks starting Sept. 8.
Groups are limited to 8-10. At CircleTalk™ you will experience connection, relationships and community! Each week is designed to share perspectives, laughs, personal stories and get to know your community in a completely new way. To register or for additional information call 719.989.8747. Come see what people are talking about!

Trivia with the Spanish Peaks Library

WALSENBURG – Come join us Wednesday, Aug 18 at   6 p.m. at the Second Street Bar & Grill in the Walsenburg Golf Course Clubhouse.  Food and drinks available and the winning team receives $20 towards your table’s tab.  Teams can have up to 6 members or you can compete by yourself.  This month’s categories are 80’s Rock Groups, Popular 21st Century Books, “Friends”, Landmarks, and 2021 Olympics.  If you suggested any of the categories, be sure to come to collect your prize!

Antiques at the Spanish Peaks, Vintage Trailer Rally

LA VETA — La Veta Pines RV Park to host the first annual Antiques at the Spanish Peaks, Vintage Trailer Rally.
Vintage trailers and RVs will converge on La Veta the weekend of August 20-22. “We always welcome vintage campers at our Park but for the rally, we’ll have over a dozen vintage RVs, along with their proud owners,” said Greg Garrett, owner of the RV Park. The highlight of the weekend is the open house, which takes place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 21.  “You’ll be able to see restored units from the ’40s, ’50s, ’60s and ’70s with names like Spartan, Streamline, and Roadrunner” Garrett said. Many of the units will be decorated inside and out in vintage décor as the owners celebrate trailers built between 1940 and 1979. Park guests and the public are welcome to join the fun and tour the units during the open house at no charge. Live western swing music provided by the Swing Dusters will add to the party atmosphere. Anyone who is not a registered guest should park outside the park and walk into the event as parking is not available on site.
Rally participants have additional planned activities such as a Meet and Greet party, Vintage movie night, and a caravan down Main Street as they depart on Sunday.

Francisco Fort Day

LA VETA — Francisco Fort Day is on August 21 this year! The pancake breakfast will begin at 7:30 a.m. and run until 9:30 a.m. in front of the fort. There will be singing by the Orphan Valley Singers. All proceeds benefit the Fort.
FREE ADMISSION: Fort opens at 8 a.m. and festivities will run until 4 p.m. at 306 South Main, La Veta, CO 81055
For a full list of the music, demonstrations, games, performances, food, etcetera, check out our Facebook page and website      www.franciscofort.org
https://www.facebook.com/FranciscoFortMuseum
For more information call 719-742-5501

Haircut Marathon to benefit SCCY

WALSENBURG — On August 21st, CS Stylings is presenting a Haircut Marathon! They’re trying to do as many haircuts as possible between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Stop on by for a haircut, only $15!  First come, first serve with live music and a free hotdog with every hair cut.  Donations and proceeds will go to benefit the Sangre de Cristo Center for Youth.

Gardening 101 at Spanish Peaks Library

WALSENBURG – This month’s class is Sun, Aug 22 at 1 p.m. at the library and our topic is pruning.  We will be discussing how to prune for plant health, fruit production and for aesthetics.  Hands on class this month, so if you have a pair of pruners, please bring them to class and we’ll tackle a few of the library trees in need of help.  Cant wait to see you all!

Walking Tour of Historic Walsenburg

WALSENBURG – On Saturday, Aug. 28, there will be a walking tour of Walsenburg that will highlight several of the important historical sites.
It will take just a bit of imagination, but with the help of knowledgeable tour guides, walkers may visit the sites of Walsenburg’s fort and its well-known adobe hotel and learn about the buildings now gone and the history which once took place there. The tour will also visit a few building which are still standing.
Speakers at each site during the two-hour walk will give clues of life 140 years ago up to 90 years ago.  Registration will be at the Huerfano County Community Center, East 10th Street and Russell 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.  Groups of 20 will start out with their guide along the Cucharas River and then will cover six blocks.  A shuttle bus returns walkers to the starting place.  Cost is $15 and includes handouts.  No advance reservations will be taken.  In case of misty rain the walk will go on as scheduled.  If a downpour begins, the tour is cancelled.  For more information call the Huerfano Heritage Center 719-738-2346 or Carolyn Newman 719-738-2840.  The day of the walk call 719-989-0651.

Huerfano area AA and NA meetings

HUERFANO COUNTY — 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.

Friends of the Library
WALSENBURG – Fol, Friends of the Library, Meeting on Monday, August 17, 2021 At Spanish peaks library, 415 Walden Ave, Walsenburg, co In the Conference room. It is an open door meeting. Come one, Come all.  All are welcomed. See what we’re up to, waiting for ideas from you would be fun.. Your FOL!!

LAS ANIMAS  

Vendors wanted for ArtoCade 2021

LAS ANIMAS COUNTY  — Calling all former and possible new vendors! ArtoCade 2021 is happening this year on Saturday, Sept. 11 and it will be a great opportunity to sell your goods or get the word about something important you care about.
Setup is at 8 a.m., the parade is at noon, and teardown will take place at 4 or  p.m., depending on the crowds, so there will be ample opportunity for folks to see your booth.
If you are interested in having a booth at ArtoCade this year, contact Vendor Coordinator Susan Palmer before September 1 at susanpalmer49@yahoo.com or (805) 603-6181.

Community Health Needs Assessment

LAS ANIMAS COUNTY  — Mt. San Rafael is working to complete their Community Health Needs Assessment; an important tool, completed every three years, that identifies key health needs and issues through systematic, comprehensive data collection and analysis.
A Community Health Needs Assessment gives organizations, like Mt. San Rafael Hospital, comprehensive information about the community’s current health status, needs, and issues. This information helps develop a community health improvement plan by justifying how and where resources should be allocated to best meet community needs.
To assist with this process is a community survey.  The survey asks about health, current health practices, and impressions of the overall health of the Trinidad community.  The survey is available in both English and Spanish and in paper form or electronic. To complete the survey electronically, use the links below.
English: https://www.questionpro.com/t/AQbQMZmsbj
Spanish: https://www.questionpro.com/t/AQbQMZnK6L

Chamber of Commerce Luncheon

LAS ANIMAS COUNTY  — The Trinidad Las Animas Chamber of Commerce is proud to present the Return of the Luncheon!  You are invited to the August 2021 Chamber Luncheon on August 18 in the TSJC Pioneer Room in the Sullivan Center. The luncheon starts at 12 p.m. The sponsor for our luncheon will be the Trinidad Tourism Board.
You must RSVP by Wednesday, Aug. 11, 2021. Please email your RSVP to tlacchamber@outlook.com, or niciatlaccc@gmail.com. You could also contact the office at 719-846-9285. Please note after RSVPing, your card will be charged unless you cancel at least 48 hours before the event.

Main Street Live presents the Rainbow Fish

TRINIDAD  — “The Rainbow Fish” tells the story of the most beautiful fish in the ocean and his journey to learn to share.  An adorable children’s play that will touch the hearts of all ages!  Opens Friday Aug. 20 at Main Street LIVE in Trinidad and runs two weekends.  Visit www.mainstreetlive.org for special show times and pricing.  Tickets online and at the door.  719 846 4765 for info.
Thank you!  Please call if there are any questions. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for folks under 17.

COLFAX

Annual Picnic Johnson Mesa Church

COLFAX COUNTY— The annual picnic will be Sunday, Aug. 15 starting at noon and followed by a worship service with the message by Monte McGowen, Pastor of the Lighthouse Church in Raton.

Music from Angel Fire opens box office

COLFAX COUNTY— Music from Angel Fire today opens box office for sale of tickets for 10 concerts between Aug. 20 and Sept. 4. Online sales may be completed at  www.musicfromangelfire.org/sales or by telephone at 575-377-3233 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Jim Brown, president of the Music from Angel Fire board of directors, says, “Tickets for individual concerts or the season are now available.” During this 37 th season for the summer chamber music festival, concerts will be presented in Angel Fire, Taos, Las Vegas, and Raton, NM.
Dates for concerts are:
 Friday, Aug. 20, in AngelFire
 Saturday, Aug. 21, in Taos
 Sunday Aug. 22, in Las Vegas
 Wednesday, Aug. 25, in Angel Fire
 Thursday, Aug. 26, in Angel Fire
 Saturday, Aug. 28, in Taos
 Sunday, Aug. 29, in Raton
 Wednesday, Sept. 1, in Angel Fire
 Friday, Sept. 3, in Angel Fire
 Saturday, Sept. 4, in Angel Fire
For more info, contact Martha Bryant at 620-518-2733 or development@musicfromangelfire.org

Sugarite State Park Summer Program

COLFAX COUNTY— There continue to be numerous and delightful summer activity opportunities available at the Sugarite Canyon State Park. Pop by any (or every) Saturday for Coffee with a Ranger at 9 a.m. at the Lake Alice Campground. Coffee, doughnuts, nature, conversation.
Also, every Sunday at 9 a.m. there is a Coal Camp walking tour! Join Ranger Rick for two and a half hours to explore Sugarite’s historic coal camp.
This Friday, Aug. 13 at 8 a.m. there will be a Mindfulness Walk at the Little Horse Mesa Trailhead: Soda Pocket Rd. This slow-paced 2-mile walk lasts about 1.5 hours.
This Saturday, Aug. 14 at 7 p.m., Leave it to Beaver at the Lake Alice Campground with Ranger Pat Walsh by taking a short hike to check out a beaver dam and discover why New Mexico needs beavers.
On Saturday at 8:30 p.m., there will be a star party at the Lake Alice Campground. Come explore the night sky with a telescope and laser pointer!

Upcoming Events for August 5, 2021

throughout our world

Change of Venue for Grief Circle and Death Cafe

OUR WORLD  — Two of the important projects of Mt. Rose Health Center Palliative Care and Hospice are changing location and time.
The Grief Circle, a support group for those dealing with grief and bereavement, will now be held on the 2nd Wednesday of the month at 2:00p.m. in the conference room at the First National Bank, 100 E. Main Street in Trinidad. The popular Death Café that offers the opportunity to discuss different aspects and philosophies around death and dying will now be on the 4th Wednesday of the month at 2:00p.m. again in the conference room at the First National Bank of Trinidad. The sessions will be either in person with appropriate Covid precautions or by Zoom. These free programs will be ongoing.
Anyone in the area is welcome to attend. The conference room is on the second floor and an elevator is
available. Please contact Sandy Dolak by calling or text at 719-251-1271 to register. Or email sdolak@mtrosehealthandhospice.com.
The August events will be Grief Circle on the 11th and Death Café on the 25th

Scholarship drawing for vaccinated students

OUR WORLD  —  The Colorado Community College System (CCCS), in partnership with Amazon, has announced the “Shot at a Scholarship” program. The Foundation for Colorado Community Colleges will award two full-tuition scholarships of $5,000 along with five $1,000 scholarships at each of the System’s 13 colleges to students who are enrolled and attest to being fully vaccinated by mid-September. In total, CCCS and Amazon will award 67 scholarships to community college students.  This includes Trinidad State.
Scholarships will be awarded via a drawing and recipients will be recognized as Amazon Scholars. Students may register for the drawing anytime between July 21, 2021 and September 15, 2021, at cccs.edu/shot-at-a-scholarship/.  All students who register by the deadline and are enrolled as of September 15th will be entered in the drawing and will be notified by September 20th if they receive a scholarship.

Car Wash Fundraiser for Relay for Life

OUR WORLD  —  On Saturday, Aug. 7, from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., there will be a car wash fundraiser for ROaR for Relay for Life outside Corradino Auto Body at 124 N. Maple St. in Trinidad. The cost is $10 per car.
While you’re there, fill your tummies with delicious bake sale treats and burritos, and have fun in our photo booth! Support our mission in the fight against cancer!
For more information, contact Kendra Doherty at 719 680-0693 or Lesley Abeyta-Hertzing at 719-859-2065

Philosophy Cafe: Who is the Artist?

OUR WORLD  —  On Monday, August 9th at 5:00p.m., there will be another rousing conversation taking place in the digital Philosophy Cafe, hosted on Zoom  by the Trinidad Carnegie Public Library.
This week, the conversation will flow from the following questions: Who is the artist? Who is the maker of a work of art? What defines the maker from other participants, and from the audience?
In order to attend the meeting, email Tom Potter at tom.potter@trinidad.co.gov to receive a link to the meeting. Make sure to RSVP early so you can check out the accompanying reading materials.

Stonewall Century Ride

OUR WORLD  —  Register for the 18th Annual Stonewall Century Ride, Saturday, August 14. The Stonewall Century is a challenging 102-mile out-and-back road bike ride along Highway 12, the scenic Highway of Legends, from La Veta to Segundo and back. Turn around wherever you like. For more info, see www.spcycling.org.

San Isabel Electric to hold annual meeting virtually

OUR WORLD  —  On San Isabel Electric, for a second year in a row, will be foregoing an in-person annual meeting, conducting the meeting virtually online.
Registration for the 2021 virtual annual meeting will open September 13 at 8 a.m. and close September 18 at noon.  Phone registration will only be available during business hours between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. September 13 – 17, and on Saturday, September 18 between 10 a.m. and noon.
After registering, members will receive an email with instructions about how to join the meeting. You must pre-register to participate in the live virtual annual meeting.
Members who pre-register will receive a $20 bill credit as a registration gift that will appear on the bill they receive in November.
At the annual meeting, two big announcements will be made about a $25,000 home energy-efficiency project donation and about future rate stability.
The co-op will also inform the membership about programs available to help lower electric bills.
Members are asked to submit questions through the chat feature during the annual meeting. Answers to questions and a recording of the meeting will be available on SIEA.com following the annual meeting.

HUERFANO

Fox Walsenburg weekend movies

WALSENBURG – This weekend the Fox Theater will be showing two special features. Due to last weekend’s crazy rains,  the free outdoor showing of Scream was rescheduled to this Saturday, August 7th.    The show will start around 8:30 or 9:00p.m. and  can be enjoyed on the lawn or in your car.
On Friday and Sunday, the film at the Fox will be The Green Knight – a fresh and bold spin on a classic tale from Arthurian Legend. The film will play at 7:30p.m. on Friday and 3:00p.m. on Sunday. Tickets are $7 for adults, $6 for students, and $5 for children aged 5-12. Both films this weekend are rated R.

Help out the youth of our community!

HUERFANO COUNTY — This year, SCCY has an abundance of kids attending programming, and we could use your help to continue to promote positive youth development throughout our community.
By sponsoring one youth for
$50.00, you can ensure that that child will be able to attend field trips, continue to learn positive life skills, and be able to eat healthy, well-balanced meals and snacks.
For more information on how to sponsor a child in our community, please do not hesitate to contact Sangre de Cristo Center for Youth at 719-738-1573. You can send your sponsorship donation to 505 Main St., Walsenburg, CO 81089.
Thank you for supporting the youth of our county so they may continue to realize their dreams!

Youth Sports League Soccer Sign-ups

HUERFANO COUNTY —  For Ages 4-12. Register August 2-August 30 at Two Peaks Fitness, 216 S Main St in La Veta, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., Monday-Saturday.
Practice begins the week of September 13, with games starting the week of September 27.
Evening registration also available August 17 & 24 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Two Peaks Fitness in La Veta and SCCY in Walsenburg.
Cost $35-$40 based on age; discounts available for families registering more than one child. Scholarships available.
For more information, call Two Peaks Fitness at 719-742-3555 or visit www.twopeaksfitness.org/youth-sports-leagues.

School supply drive at Lathrop Park

HUERFANO COUNTY — Lathrop State Park is sponsoring a “Back to School Supply Drive” from July 19 to Aug. 15. You can donate notebooks, pens, pencils, markers, color pencils, backpacks, dry erase markers, folders, clorox wipes, boxes of tissues, etcetera.
There are three drop off locations:
Lathrop State Park at 70 County Road 502 in Walsenburg.
SPRHC / Hospital at 23500 US 160 in Walsenburg.
JM Tire at 928 Main Street in Walsenburg.
All donations will go to Walsenburg, Gardner and La Veta Schools. Fore more information, call Danette Barela at 719-738-2376 x 7 or email danette.barela@ state.co.us

Fun Fridays Field Trips

HUERFANO COUNTY — Field Trips for kids on Fridays. All kids are welcome to join; maximum of 15 kids/activity.
Cost: $10 for children of gym members, $15 for non-members.
Registration must be completed the Wednesday prior to each activity for logistics planning.
Drop-offs at Two Peaks Fitness at 8:45 a.m. the morning of each activity.
Scholarships available!
Our Activities:
August 6- Altitude Trampoline Park in Pueblo 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
August 20- Cuchara Mountain Park Mini Golf and Frisbee Golf 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Lathrop State Park Events

HUERFANO COUNTY — This weekend at Lathrop state park, the theme will be keeping traditions alive with a bit of Cowboy Poetry by Peggy Godfrey on Friday, August 6th at 7:30p.m. at the Amphitheater. On Saturday, Terry Lakes will speak about the history of the Harmonica – the instrument of the traveler and solitary mountain folks of old!

Story Time at the Spanish Peaks Library

WALSENBURG – This Friday from 10:30 am – 11:30 am Ms. Sherry will be doing a story time about owls.  We will become scientists and learn where owls live, what they eat, and what sounds they make.  Believe it or not, it is not just whoooo!  We will also use our science skills as we dissect owl pellets to really see what they eat.  Please come join us.  You can contact Ms. Sherry at sherry@spld.org or 738-2774 with any questions.

Apes, Anthropology at La Veta Library

LA VETA — The La Veta Library will proudly host Sam Struters on August 5th at 1 p.m. (please note the new time) in the upstairs meeting room. Sam has a Ph.D in anthropology,has worked in occupational therapy and has a decade of experience working with apes in captivity at a Primate Research Center where she was the Director of Behavioral Sciences.
Her highly acclaimed book, Chimpanzee Voices: A Stranger in a Culture of Chimpanzees, from which she will read excerpts, is a memoir, analysis and critique of our dealings with others-human or not. She will relay the stories of individual chimpanzees who were used in research and examine the ethics of animal research from a very personal level. She will also discuss how this research enabled us to find a vaccine for COVID so rapidly.    This guaranteed to be an interesting, thought provoking program that you will not want to miss.  For more info call LVPL 719-742-5278.

Spanish Peaks Chamber Meeting

HUERFANO COUNTY — The Spanish Peaks Chamber of Commerce will be holding their monthly meeting Thursday, August 5, 2021, 6 p.m. via Zoom and also at the Huerfano County Community Center – 928 Russell Street, Walsenburg, CO 81089.  Meetings are open to the public.  Please email info@spanishpeakschamber.com with any questions.  If you would like to be added to our agenda please email us at least 7 days prior to the meeting.
Join Zoom Meeting
https://zoom.us/j/93282481818?pwd=Z05mbFZFSEQ1K0ZzcU90NG94SjRXdz09
Meeting ID: 932 8248 1818
Passcode: 731823

Grand opening of new Huerfano Judicial Center

WALSENBURG  — The grand opening of the new Huerfano County Judicial Center will take place on Friday, Aug. 6th at 1:30p.m. Refreshments will be served immediately after the ceremony.
The new building is at 200 West 5th Street in Walsenburg. For more information, contact bob.kreiman@judicial.state.co.us

Rupert Wates performance at La Veta Mercantile

LA VETA — On Friday, August 6th at 7:00p.m., Rupert Wates will be performing at the La Veta Mercantile.Rupert Wates’ music is an eclectic mix of acoustic, melodic art/folk, with flavors of jazz, vaudeville and cabaret. Despite Wates’ British background, and underpinning the universality of his music’s appeal, Folk And Acoustic Music Exchange has called him “a prime figure in American music.”
Tickets are $15 if you purchase them in advance and $18 day of show.

The Rifters Concert

LA VETA — On Saturday, Aug. 7 at 7 p.m., the Rifters will perform at Jim and Peggy Hoobler’s Open Air Lawn Concert Venue at 707 East Virginia Street in La Veta. Tickets are $20 at the door, and there are no reservations required. Bring a lawn chair, refreshments, and friends for a great evening of entertainment.

Gardner Fire Station open house & BBQ

UPPER HUERFANO — On Saturday, Aug. 7, from 1 to 3 p.m., the Upper Huerfano Fire Protection District in connection with the Spanish Peaks Alliance for Wildfire Protection will hold an open house and BBQ at the Gardner Fire Protection District. This is an open invitation to all residents of the Upper Huerfano Fire Protection District!

Dog Days of Cuchara

CUCHARA — The Dog Days of Cuchara event will take place on August 7th from 11 a.m to 3 p.m followed by a Corn Hole Tournament at the Dog Bar & Grill.
Join us for an all day doggy street party on Main Street in Cuchara! Enjoy big dog and little dog races, an obstacle course, scavenger hunts, yard games, vendor booths, music and more. New additions this year include: a bake sale fundraiser for Los Huerfanos Animal Welfare Association, dunk tank benefiting the La Veta Fire Auxiliary, dog adoptions through From Forgotten to Forever, and doggy vaccines available through Dr. Hecht on site! Don’t forget the Corn Hole Tournament at the Dog Bar and Grill after the street party. See you for a dog-gone good time!

JMHS Volleyball 4 on 4 Tournament

WALSENBURG – On Saturday, August 7th, there will be a 4 on 4 volleyball tournament taking place at John Mall High School. There is a women’s division and a co-ed division with a maximum number of 5 per team. The cost of entry is $100 per team and all proceeds will benefit the JMHS Volleyball team. Contact Jen Vialpando to register at (719) 214-2042

Photography Show at SPACe

LA VETA — On Saturday, August 7th from 5:00pm – 7:00p.m., there will be a reception held at the Spanish Peaks Arts Council Gallery for the 2021 Photography Show. There will be sixty selected photos created by photographers from throughout the U.S. Refreshments will be provided and there is no admission fee.

Free Legal Help Clinic

HUERFANO COUNTY — Despite the COVID-19 closures of libraries across Colorado, the Virtual Pro Se Clinic (VPC) clinics will still be held as scheduled.  As a work-around, instead of clinic patrons coming in-person to your local public library (which may have limited access), the volunteer attorney will call each clinic patron’s telephone directly, during the clinic hours, using the phone number provided.
The event will take place on Tuesday, Aug. 10 from 2 to 5 p.m. To be added to the sign-up sheet, please contact your Spanish Peaks Library at  (719) 738-2774 to be added to the sign-up sheet.   Space is limited.

Ag Appreciation Supper

HUERFANO COUNTY — Huerfano County Farm Bureau would like to again invite the agricultural community to the Ag Appreciation supper.   It will be held in the 4-H barn at the La Veta fairgrounds on August 13 from 4 to 6 p.m.  During the meal KSPK will have live programing and The Apache Fiddlers will be performing. The gymkhana takes place immediately afterward so come for an evening of food & fun.  The meal is free but donations to the Farm Bureau Scholarship Fund will be appreciated.

Huerfano County 4H Fair and Open Class Show

LA VETA — The county fair will  start on August 11 and run through August 15.  The 4-H and FFA members will have general exhibits on display and will show their market animal projects throughout the week.  There will be all kinds of goods in the open class show – everything from ceramics to wood workings.
The fair ends on August 15th with the Buyers dinner starting at 11:30am, followed by the Junior Livestock Auction at 2:00pm.  Look for a full schedule of events in the paper this week.  Hope to see you all there!

Huerfano County Fair Open Class Entries wanted

LA VETA — Open Class entries wanted for the 84th Annual 4-H Fair and Open Class Show Show, August 11th-15th. Check in time for Open Class entries is 8:00a.m. – 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday, August 11, at the 4-H barn in La Veta.
Open Class projects categories include:
Ceramics, Wood Working, Leather Craft, Baked Goods, Knitting Items, Photography, Gardening, Sewing, Canning, Paintings, Quilting, Flower Arrangements, Handmade Jewelry, Craft Items, Crochet Items, etc.. If you can make it, we can display it!

Sean Harrison performance at Deerprint Wine Bistro

LA VETA — Sean Harrison’s Arkansas roots, literary upbringing and well-travelled life combine to create an intriguing mix of Country, Americana and Folk/Rock music that defies genre restrictions. As a singer/songwriter he brings wit and wisdom to a 12-track world view with his debut CD, HALFWAY FROM NASHVILLE (Arky Blue Productions). This is Southern storytelling in its unbound glory: forthright, happy, sad, inspired, shaken and stirred.
Catch his show on Friday August 13th at 7:00p.m. at the Deerprint Wine Bistro at 106 E Francisco St in La Veta. Tickets will be $12 apiece.

Collaboration, Tangents, Confluence – 30 Years of Art

WALSENBURG – The Museum of Friends is honored to present artists Joe Slusky and Katie Hawkinson who have worked together in collaboration since 1991. For this project, MoF recreates in the main gallery a 25 x 8-foot California book store construction facade on which both artists created the painting on exhibit. This major work will be embellished by other projects both joint and singular in which each artist is showcased. Opening Friday, August 13th, all are invited, please come meet the artists who will be present to answer any questions. Joe and Katie will also give a public lecture the following day, Saturday, August 14th. For more specific information please contact MoF at 719 738 2858, hours, Tues-Sat, 10 to 5 p.m.

CircleTalk Orientation/ Informational Meeting

WALSENBURG  — Join us on Wednesday Aug. 18 at 1 p.m. at 527 Main St., Walsenburg. If you are interested in meeting new people and having interesting and meaningful conversations, this is the place to be. You can be a part of a dynamic program that will meet for one hour, on 12 consecutive weeks starting Sept. 8.
Groups are limited to 8-10. At CircleTalk™ you will experience connection, relationships and community! Each week is designed to share perspectives, laughs, personal stories and get to know your community in a completely new way. To register or for additional information call 719.989.8747. Come see what people are talking about!

Huerfano area AA and NA meetings

HUERFANO COUNTY — 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.

LAS ANIMAS  

Bon Carbo Auxiliary Annual Poker Run
TRINIDAD  — Participate in the 2nd annual Bon Carbo pioker run on August 7. Registration is from 9-11 a.m. at 135 N Animas Street, in Trinidad.  Call for Details 846-8538

Vendors wanted for ArtoCade 2021

LAS ANIMAS COUNTY  — Calling all former and possible new vendors! ArtoCade 2021 is happening this year on Saturday, September 11th and it will be a great opportunity to sell your goods or get the word about something important you care about.
Setup is at 8:00a.m., the parade is at noon, and teardown will take place at 4:00 or 5:00p.m., depending on the crowds, so there will be ample opportunity for folks to see your booth.
If you are interested in having a booth at ArtoCade this year, contact Vendor Coordinator Susan Palmer before September 1st at susanpalmer49@yahoo.com or (805) 603-6181.

Community Health Needs Assessment

LAS ANIMAS COUNTY  — Mt. San Rafael is working to complete their Community Health Needs Assessment; an important tool, completed every three years, that identifies key health needs and issues through systematic, comprehensive data collection and analysis.
A Community Health Needs Assessment gives organizations, like Mt. San Rafael Hospital, comprehensive information about the community’s current health status, needs, and issues. This information helps develop a community health improvement plan by justifying how and where resources should be allocated to best meet community needs.
To assist with this process is a community survey.  The survey asks about health, current health practices, and impressions of the overall health of the Trinidad community.  The survey is available in both English and Spanish and in paper form or electronic. To complete the survey electronically, use the links below.
English: https://www.questionpro.com/t/AQbQMZmsbj
Spanish: https://www.questionpro.com/t/AQbQMZnK6L

Trinidad First Friday Art Walk

TRINIDAD  — On Friday, August 6, from 5:00-8:00p.m., Trinidad will once again feature a First Friday Art Walk. In addition to the 9 galleries filled with art to browse, there will be live music, trolley rides, circus acts, and refreshments. Ten businesses will be open after hours.

Senior Day at Books & More

TRINIDAD  — Senior Day at Books & More bookstore at 132 N. Commercial St., Trinidad, is now taking place on Friday and Saturday, Aug. 6th and  7th.   Store hours are 11:00a.m. – 4:30p.m. on Friday and 10:00a.m- 4:00p.m. on Saturday. Most items 50% off.  Phone: 846- 8522.

Memorial for  Veterans of the Korean War

AGUILAR — The American Legion John T. Cook Post 42 in Aguilar will be honoring all Military Veterans from Aguilar and the surrounding area, who served from the Korean War to recent conflicts with a plaque at the Aguilar Community Center.  The memorial honoring those who served in WWI and WWII is also available to be viewed on Saturday August 7th during the Aguilar Days celebrations.
The Post will also be sponsoring and working the “Beer Garden” at the Aguilar Town Park during Aguilar Days. Swing by and say hello!

Aguilar Street Festival & Car Show

AGUILAR — On August 7th from 10 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. there will be a whole host of activities taking place in Aguilar. The day will kick off with a Parade and Car Show at 10:00a.m. (for which you can register “day of’ at 9:30a.m.) with Trophies and Awards at 2:00p.m. There will be face painting, a bouncy house, piñatas, game booths, prizes, live music, Craft and Food Vendor booths, a beer garden, and the Grand Opening of the Aguilar Mercantile. The event is rain or shine.

Aguilar Library Celebrates Aguilar Days

AGUILAR — On Saturday, August 7, from 10 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., the Aguilar Public Library will be hosting a set of events in celebration of Aguilar Days.
Activities will include face painting and the popular “Bag of Books” event, during which you can fill a bag with books, recipes, crafts, DVDs, etcetera for only $5. Bag of Books will continue until August 31st!

Chamber of Commerce Luncheon

LAS ANIMAS COUNTY  — The Trinidad Las Animas Chamber of Commerce is proud to present the Return of the Luncheon!  You are invited to the August 2021 Chamber Luncheon on August 18th in the TSJC Pioneer Room in the Sullivan Center. The luncheon starts at 12:00p.m. The sponsor for our luncheon will be the Trinidad Tourism Board.
You must RSVP by Wednesday, August 11, 2021. Please email your RSVP to tlacchamber@outlook.com, or niciatlaccc@gmail.com. You could also contact the office at 719-846-9285. Please note after RSVPing, your card will be charged unless you cancel at least 48 hours before the event.

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Services at Little Rock Church on Johnson Mesa

COLFAX COUNTY— Services will continue at the Little Rock Church on Johnson Mesa! There will be further services starting at 2:30 p.m. on August 8th.
On August 8th, the message will be delivered by the Associate Pastor/Youth Leader Ben Campbell from the First Baptist Church in Raton.

Annual Picnic Johnson Mesa Church

COLFAX COUNTY— The Annual Picnic will be Sunday, August 15th starting at noon and followed by a worship service with the message by Monte McGowen, Pastor of the Lighthouse Church in Raton.

Music from Angel Fire opens box office

COLFAX COUNTY— Music from Angel Fire today opens box office for sale of tickets for 10 concerts between August 20 and September 4, 2021. Online sales may be completed at  www.musicfromangelfire.org/sales or by telephone at 575-377-3233 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Jim Brown, president of the Music from Angel Fire board of directors, says, “Tickets for individual concerts or the season are now available.” During this 37 th season for the summer chamber music festival, concerts will be presented in Angel Fire, Taos, Las Vegas, and Raton, NM.
Dates for concerts are:
 Friday, August 20, in AngelFire
 Saturday, August 21, in Taos
 Sunday August 22, in Las Vegas
 Wednesday, August 25, in Angel Fire
 Thursday, August 26, in Angel Fire
 Saturday, August 28, in Taos
 Sunday, August 29, in Raton
 Wednesday, September 1, in Angel Fire
 Friday, September 3, in Angel Fire
 Saturday, September 4, in Angel Fire
For more info, contact Martha Bryant at 620-518-2733 or development@musicfromangelfire.org

Events for July 29, 2021

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Free Dental Clinic

OUR WORLD  —  On September 24th and 25th this year, there will be a free Dental Clinic hosted by the Colorado Mission of Mercy at the Harrison K-8 School at 920 Field Avenue in Cañon City, 81212

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Scholarship drawing for vaccinated students

OUR WORLD  —  The Colorado Community College System (CCCS), in partnership with Amazon, has announced the “Shot at a Scholarship” program. The Foundation for Colorado Community Colleges will award two full-tuition scholarships of $5,000 along with five $1,000 scholarships at each of the System’s 13 colleges to students who are enrolled and attest to being fully vaccinated by mid-September. In total, CCCS and Amazon will award 67 scholarships to community college students.  This includes Trinidad State.
Scholarships will be awarded via a drawing and recipients will be recognized as Amazon Scholars. Students may register for the drawing anytime between July 21, 2021 and September 15, 2021, at cccs.edu/shot-at-a-scholarship/. All students who register by the deadline and are enrolled as of September 15th will be entered in the drawing and will be notified by September 20th if they receive a scholarship.

Stonewall Century Ride

OUR WORLD  —  Register for the 18th Annual Stonewall Century Ride, Saturday, August 14. The Stonewall Century is a challenging 102-mile out-and-back road bike ride along Highway 12, the scenic Highway of Legends, from La Veta to Segundo and back. Turn around wherever you like. For more info, see www.spcycling.org.

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Fox Walsenburg weekend movie

WALSENBURG – This weekend at the Fox in Walsenburg, Black Widow will be playing again, but there will also be a free special presentation of the classic horror film Scream on the inflatable screen at the Golf Course on Saturday at 9 p.m.
Black Widow  is rated PG-13, Action, Adventure, and Sci Fi, and it will play on Friday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m. There will be no Saturday showing at the Fox, since everyone will be preparing for the outdoor screening of Scream. Tickets are $7 for adults, $6 for students, and $5 for children aged 5-12.

Help out the youth of our community!

HUERFANO COUNTY — This year, SCCY has an abundance of kids attending programming, and we could use your help to continue to promote positive youth development throughout our community.
By sponsoring one youth for
$50.00, you can ensure that that child will be able to attend field trips, continue to learn positive life skills, and be able to eat healthy, well-balanced meals and snacks.
For more information on how to sponsor a child in our community, please do not hesitate to contact Sangre de Cristo Center for Youth at 719-738-1573. You can send your sponsorship donation to 505 Main St., Walsenburg, CO 81089.
Thank you for supporting the youth of our county so they may continue to realize their dreams!

Youth Sports League Soccer Sign-ups

HUERFANO COUNTY —  For Ages 4-12. Register August 2-August 30 at Two Peaks Fitness, 216 S Main St in La Veta, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., Monday-Saturday.
Practice begins the week of September 13, with games starting the week of September 27.
Evening registration also available August 17 & 24 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Two Peaks Fitness in La Veta and SCCY in Walsenburg.
Cost $35-$40 based on age; discounts available for families registering more than one child. Scholarships available.
For more information, call Two Peaks Fitness at 719-742-3555 or visit www.twopeaksfitness.org/youth-sports-leagues.

School supply drive at Lathrop State Park

HUERFANO COUNTY — Lathrop State Park is sponsoring a “Back to School Supply Drive” from July 19th to August 15th. You can donate notebooks, pens, pencils, markers, color pencils, backpacks, dry erase markers, folders, clorox wipes, boxes of tissues, etcetera.
There are three drop off locations:
Lathrop State Park at 70 County Road 502 in Walsenburg.
SPRHC / Hospital at 23500 US 160 in Walsenburg.
JM Tire at 928 Main Street in Walsenburg.
All donations will go to Walsenburg, Gardner and La Veta Schools. Fore more information, call Danette Barela at 719-738-2376 x 7 or email danette.barela@state.co.us

Fun Fridays Field Trips

HUERFANO COUNTY — Field Trips for kids on Fridays. All kids are welcome to join; maximum of 15 kids/activity.
Cost: $10 for children of gym members, $15 for non-members.
Registration must be completed the Wednesday prior to each activity for logistics planning.
Drop-offs at Two Peaks Fitness at 8:45 a.m. the morning of each activity.
Scholarships available!
Our Activities:
August 6- Altitude Trampoline Park in Pueblo 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
August 20- Cuchara Mountain Park Mini Golf and Frisbee Golf 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Super Hero Vacation Bible School

LA VETA — Calling all Super Heroes! the Spanish Peaks Church is hosting Vacation Bible School on July 28th, 29th, 30th from 5:30p.m. – 7:30p.m.

Help Create an Age-Friendly Huerfano

HUERFANO COUNTY —  Join Design Age Friendly and The Mindful Aging Project in helping to make Huerfano County more Age Friendly by attending this free workshop on Thursday July 29, from 11 to 1 p.m. at the Museum of Friends – 600 Main St, Walsenburg, CO 81089
These free intergenerational workshops are an opportunity for people of all ages (and we mean ALL ages so if you’re preggos, bring that baby down), to roll up their sleeves and have fun while chiming in on what makes Huerfano an Age Friendly Community.
Register in advance by calling Ken at Design Age Friendly, 719-481-6669

Free Jake and Mario Concert at Miners Plaza Thursday

WALSENBURG – Rock the FOX presents Nuevo-Flamenco musicians Mario Aleman and Jake Cortez, who will be performing at Miners Plaza in Walsenburg on Thursday, July 29th at 7 p.m.

Grand Finales of Fridays in Huerfano

HUERFANO COUNTY — Celebrate the end of the Fridays in Huerfano program with us July 30 from 4 to 8 p.m.! At Miner’s Plaza in Walsenburg we will have a beer garden, live painting, live music, a tiny home exhibit, art cars, live music, and a vaccine clinic! Dynamix will go on at 6 p.m.! In La Veta we will have two stages of music and live painting! Graham Davis will be on the Deerprint stage and Ted Dirks will be on the Casa De Pajaros patio starting at 6!

Lathrop State Park Events

HUERFANO COUNTY — In addition to the Navajo storytelling and silversmithing events that are detailed in the event listing below, there will be a few Junior Ranger Programs this weekend, as well as a performance of celtic music by local legends Willson & McKee at the amphitheater at 7:30 p.m. , Saturday, July 31.
The Junior Ranger activities will take place between Thursday July 29 and Saturday, July 31. On Thursday at 10:30 a.m. there will be a Nature Scavenger Hunt starting at the amphitheater. On Friday at 1:30 p.m. there will be a wildflower hike and drawing event starting at the swim beach. On Saturday, there will be junior silversmithing at 1:30 p.m. at the visitors center with Special Guest Ravis Henry.

Navajo/Diné Storytelling and Navajo Silversmithing

HUERFANO COUNTY — Join Special Guest Ravis Henry at Lathrop State Park on July 30  and 31 for a weekend of passing on of traditional knowledge. Ravis Henry is a member of the Diné/Navajo Tribe belonging to the Towering House Clan, born for the Coyote Pass Jemez Clan. His maternal grandfathers are of the the Salt People Clan and his paternal grandfathers of the Tangle People Clan. Ravis has generational roots in the beautiful Canyon de Chelly.
Over the course of the weekend, Ravis will introduce visitors to the Diné/Navajo Worldview of Balance and Harmony, Hózhó Naashá.
In Beauty I Walk – July 30th at 7:00p.m. at the Ampitheater
Navajo Silversmithing – July 31st from 8:00a.m. – 4:00p.m. at the visitors’ center.

LVFPD Taco Fundraiser

LA VETA — Let’s Taco ‘bout our fire district. Join us for a taco dinner fundraiser in support of the La Veta Fire Protection District on Saturday, July 31 at 6 p.m. at the Cuchara Mountain Mercantile at 1120 Panadero Avenue, Cuchara CO 81055.
There will be a taco bar dinner, live music by Kurt Corsair, nachos, drinks, and prizes. Tickets cost $15 for adults, $10 for children, and are free for kids aged 5 and under. All proceeds will benefit the LVFPD.

Los Huerfanos Animal Vaccination Clinic

WALSENBURG — Los Huerfanos Animal Welfare is offering an animal vaccination clinic on July 31 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 306 Ray Sandoval Blvd. in Walsenburg. For more information, call 719-890-2777.

Flood preparation planning

LA VETA — If you are a La Veta resident with a home west of Birch St. you need to have a plan. The Personal Emergency Preparedness Workbook will guide you in developing your plan.
Workbooks are available at Town Hall and the La Veta Public Library. Supplies are limited. They are intended for La Veta residents living in the flood zones west of Birch St. Please take one workbook per household.
Questions? Town Trustee, Tim Tady, will be at the La Veta Library Saturday, 31, July from 10 to 11 a.m. to answer any questions.

Registration for JMHS

WALSENBURG – Registration for John Mall High School will take place on Tuesday, August 3rd and Wednesday, August 4th this year. Be sure to come in between 9:00a.m – 12:00p.m. or between 1:00p.m. – 4:00p.m.

Apes, Anthropology at La Veta Public Library

LA VETA — The La Veta Library will proudly host Sam Struters on August 5th at 1 p.m. (please note the new time) in the upstairs meeting room. Sam has a Ph.D in anthropology,has worked in occupational therapy and has a decade of experience working with apes in captivity at a Primate Research Center where she was the Director of Behavioral Sciences.
Her highly acclaimed book, Chimpanzee Voices: A Stranger in a Culture of Chimpanzees, from which she will read excerpts, is a memoir, analysis and critique of our dealings with others-human or not. She will relay the stories of individual chimpanzees who were used in research and examine the ethics of animal research from a very personal level. She will also discuss how this research enabled us to find a vaccine for COVID so rapidly.    This guaranteed to be an interesting, thought provoking program that you will not want to miss.  For more info call LVPL 719-742-5278.

Spanish Peaks Chamber of Commerce Meeting

HUERFANO COUNTY — The Spanish Peaks Chamber of Commerce will be holding their monthly meeting Thursday, August 5, 2021, 6 p.m. via Zoom and also at the Huerfano County Community Center – 928 Russell Street, Walsenburg, CO 81089.  Meetings are open to the public.  Please email info@spanishpeakschamber.com with any questions.  If you would like to be added to our agenda please email us at least 7 days prior to the meeting.
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Grand Opening of New Huerfano Judicial Center

WALSENBURG  — The grand opening of the new Huerfano County Judicial Center will take place on Friday, August 6th at 1:30p.m. Refreshments will be served immediately after the ceremony.
The new building is at 200 West 5th Street in Walsenburg. For more information, contact bob.kreiman@judicial.state.co.us

Huerfano Mining Museum

HUERFANO COUNTY — Free admission to the Walsenburg Mining Museum will be part of the Judicial Center’s dedication Aug. 6 on West Fifth Street, Walsenburg.  The Museum is next door to the Center, in the old 1896 county jail.  In contrast to the old cells and bullpen, the 2021 visitors are more up-to-date and finding the Museum by using their smart phones and searching for Walsenburg attractions.
Limited open hours this summer are Thursdays, 1 to 4 p.m., Fridays 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Saturdays 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Unfortunately the mountain rains have made the roads for the Taos Trail Tour, scheduled for Aug. 28, impossible to navigate.  Instead, a walking tour of Walsenburg’s South Main Street area will be scheduled for Aug. 28.  This tour will involve about six blocks and two to three hours with reenactors at each historic site.  Cost will be $15 adults, children 12 and under free. Handouts will be available.  More details will be announced later.  Or phone Carolyn Newman 719-738-2840.  No reservations are needed.

Open House & BBQ at Gardner Fire Station

UPPER HUERFANO — On Saturday, August 7th from 1:00p.m. – 3:00p.m., the Upper Huerfano Fire Protection District in connection with the Spanish Peaks Alliance for Wildfire Protection will hold an open house and BBQ at the Gardner Fire Protection District. This is an open invitation to all residents of the Upper Huerfano Fire Protection District!

Dog Days of Cuchara

CUCHARA — The Dog Days of Cuchara event will take place on August 7th from 11 a.m to 3 p.m followed by a Corn Hole Tournament at the Dog Bar & Grill.
Join us for an all day doggy street party on Main Street in Cuchara! Enjoy big dog and little dog races, an obstacle course, scavenger hunts, yard games, vendor booths, music and more. New additions this year include: a bake sale fundraiser for Los Huerfanos Animal Welfare Association, dunk tank benefiting the La Veta Fire Auxiliary, dog adoptions through From Forgotten to Forever, and doggy vaccines available through Dr. Hecht on site! Don’t forget the Corn Hole Tournament at the Dog Bar and Grill after the street party. See you for a dog-gone good time!

JMHS Volleyball 4 on 4 Tournament

WALSENBURG – On Saturday, August 7th, there will be a 4 on 4 volleyball tournament taking place at John Mall High School. There is a women’s division and a co-ed division with a maximum number of 5 per team. The cost of entry is $100 per team and all proceeds will benefit the JMHS Volleyball team. Contact Jen Vialpando to register at (719) 214-2042

Free Legal Help Clinic

HUERFANO COUNTY — Despite the COVID-19 closures of libraries across Colorado, the Virtual Pro Se Clinic (VPC) clinics will still be held as scheduled.  As a work-around, instead of clinic patrons coming in-person to your local public library (which may have limited access), the volunteer attorney will call each clinic patron’s telephone directly, during the clinic hours, using the phone number provided.
The event will take place on Tuesday, August 10th from 2:00p.m. – 5:00p.m. To be added to the sign-up sheet, please contact your Spanish Peaks Library at  (719) 738-2774 to be added to the sign-up sheet.   Space is limited.

Sean Harrison performance at Deerprint Wine Bistro

LA VETA — Sean Harrison’s Arkansas roots, literary upbringing and well-travelled life combine to create an intriguing mix of Country, Americana and Folk/Rock music that defies genre restrictions. As a singer/songwriter he brings wit and wisdom to a 12-track world view with his debut CD, HALFWAY FROM NASHVILLE (Arky Blue Productions). This is Southern storytelling in its unbound glory: forthright, happy, sad, inspired, shaken and stirred.
Catch his show on Friday August 13th at 7:00p.m. at the Deerprint Wine Bistro at 106 E Francisco St in La Veta. Tickets will be $12 apiece.

Collaboration, Tangents, Confluence – 30 Years of Art

WALSENBURG – The Museum of Friends is honored to present artists Joe Slusky and Katie Hawkinson who have worked together in collaboration since 1991. For this project, MoF recreates in the main gallery a 25 x 8-foot California book store construction facade on which both artists created the painting on exhibit. This major work will be embellished by other projects both joint and singular in which each artist is showcased. Opening Friday, August 13th, all are invited, please come meet the artists who will be present to answer any questions. Joe and Katie will also give a public lecture the following day, Saturday, August 14th. For more specific information please contact MoF at 719 738 2858, hours, TueSat, 10 to 5 p.m.

Huerfano area AA and NA meetings

HUERFANO COUNTY — 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 6:00 p.m. in La Veta at the Methodist Church on Main St.
NA meets Saturday at noon at the Huerfano Community Center.

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Vendors wanted for ArtoCade 2021

LAS ANIMAS COUNTY  — Calling all former and possible new vendors! ArtoCade 2021 is happening this year on Saturday, September 11th and it will be a great opportunity to sell your goods or get the word about something important you care about.
Setup is at 8:00a.m., the parade is at noon, and teardown will take place at 4:00 or 5:00p.m., depending on the crowds, so there will be ample opportunity for folks to see your booth.
If you are interested in having a booth at ArtoCade this year, contact Vendor Coordinator Susan Palmer before September 1st at susanpalmer49@yahoo.com or (805) 603-6181.

Community Health Needs Assessment

LAS ANIMAS COUNTY  — Mt. San Rafael is working to complete their Community Health Needs Assessment; an important tool, completed every three years, that identifies key health needs and issues through systematic, comprehensive data collection and analysis.
A Community Health Needs Assessment gives organizations, like Mt. San Rafael Hospital, comprehensive information about the community’s current health status, needs, and issues. This information helps develop a community health improvement plan by justifying how and where resources should be allocated to best meet community needs.
To assist with this process is a community survey.  The survey asks about health, current health practices, and impressions of the overall health of the Trinidad community.  The survey is available in both English and Spanish and in paper form or electronic. To complete the survey electronically, use the links below.
English: https://www.questionpro.com/t/AQbQMZmsbj
Spanish: https://www.questionpro.com/t/AQbQMZnK6L

First National Bank School Supply Drive

TRINIDAD — Our students need your help! Every year First National Bank gives the community an opportunity to support the youth in our community by holding an annual school supply drive. This year they are asking for cash donations to purchase supplies for Back to School. First National Bank will match the first $1000 in donations. Please consider making a donation for the betterment of the children of our community. In order to do so, drop off or mail your donations to any branch location by July 31.
Locations:
Main Bank – 100 E. Main St.
Motor Bank – 122 E. First St.
Wal-Mart Branch – 2921 Toupal Dr.

Aguilar Street Festival & Car Show

AGUILAR — On August 7th from 10 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. there will be a whole host of activities taking place in Aguilar. The day will kick off with a Parade and Car Show at 10:00a.m. (for which you can register “day of’ at 9:30a.m.) with Trophies and Awards at 2:00p.m. There will be face painting, a bouncy house, piñatas, game booths, prizes, live music, Craft and Food Vendor booths, a beer garden, and the Grand Opening of the Aguilar Mercantile. The event is rain or shine.

Aguilar Library Celebrates Aguilar Days

AGUILAR — On Saturday, August 7, from 10 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., the Aguilar Public Library will be hosting a set of events in celebration of Aguilar Days.
Activities will include face painting and the popular “Bag of Books” event, during which you can fill a bag with books, recipes, crafts, DVDs, etcetera for only $5. Bag of Books will continue until August 31st!

COLFAX

Services at Little Rock Church on Johnson Mesa

COLFAX COUNTY— Services will continue at the Little Rock Church on Johnson Mesa! There will be further services starting at 2:30 p.m. on August 1st and August 8th.
On August 1st, Pastor Bob Clevenger from the Assembly of God Church in Springer will deliver the message.
On August 8th, the message will be delivered by the Associate Pastor/Youth Leader Ben Campbell from the First Baptist Church in Raton.

Sugarite Canyon State Park Events
COLFAX COUNTY— This weekend, travel back in time and beyond the furthest reaches of our solar system with the wonderful programming provided for you at the Sugarite Canyon State Park.
On Friday, July 30th at 7:00p.m. at the Soda Pocket Amphitheater, join Jared Chatterly for ‘Gunfighters and Ghosts,’ a rip-roaring, spine tinging night of unforgettable stories from the Old West.
On Saturday, July 31st, there are three different events. At 9:00a.m., you can have Coffee with a Ranger at the Lake Alice Campground. Free coffee, doughnuts, and conversation.
Later, at 8:00p.m., rocket from Earth to the edge of the Universe with Ranger Ricks at the Soda Pocket Amphitheater in ‘Peanuts to Space…the Milky Way and Beyond.’

Annual Picnic Johnson Mesa Church

COLFAX COUNTY— The Annual Picnic will be Sunday, August 15th starting at noon and followed by a worship service with the message by Monte McGowen, Pastor of the Lighthouse Church in Raton.

Raton AA meeting

RATON — AA meetings are every Sunday and Wednesday at 6 p.m. and Friday night, at 7:30 p.m. at First United Methodist Church at 4th and Tiger Drive in Raton.  Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of people who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism.
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.

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Hybrid Art Exhibition Showcases Unique Pastel Works

OUR WORLD  —  Through August 31, the Pastel Society of New Mexico (PSNM), an association of international members, will exhibit its 29th National Pastel Painting Exhibition both at the Millicent Rogers Museum in Taos, NM and simultaneously in an interactive virtual online gallery. These paintings include enticing imagery of
geometric power lines, reflective river rocks, and hard-edge landscapes, among portraits, still-lifes, florals, and place-based scenes.
To visit the virtual gallery go to https://artspaces.kunstmatrix.com/en/exhibition/6543545/pastel-society-of-new-mexico-29th-national-pastel-painting-exhibition#

Stonewall Century Ride

OUR WORLD  —  Register for the 18th Annual Stonewall Century Ride, Saturday August 14th. The Stonewall Century is a challenging 102-mile out-and-back road bike ride along Highway 12, the scenic Highway of Legends, from La Veta to Segundo and back. Turn around wherever you like. For more info, see www.spcycling.org.

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Fox Walsenburg Weekend Movie

WALSENBURG – This weekend at the Fox in Walsenburg, Black Widow will be playing.
Natasha Romanoff, aka Black Widow, confronts the darker parts of her ledger when a dangerous conspiracy with ties to her past arises. Pursued by a force that will stop at nothing to bring her down, Natasha must deal with her history as a spy, and the broken relationships left in her wake long before she became an Avenger.
The film is rated PG-13, Action, Adventure, and Sci Fi, and it will play on Friday at 7:30p.m., Saturday at 7:30p.m., and Sunday at 3:00p.m. Tickets are $7 for adults, $6 for students, and $5 for children aged 5-12.

School Supply Drive at Lathrop State Park

HUERFANO COUNTY — Lathrop State Park is sponsoring a “Back to School Supply Drive” from July 19th to August 15th. You can donate notebooks, pens, pencils, markers, color pencils, backpacks, dry erase markers, folders, clorox wipes, boxes of tissues, etcetera.
There are three drop off locations:
Lathrop State Park at 70 County Road 502 in Walsenburg.
SPRHC / Hospital at 23500 US 160 in Walsenburg.
JM Tire at 928 Main Street in Walsenburg.
All donations will go to Walsenburg, Gardner and La Veta Schools. Fore more information, call Danette Barela at 719-738-2376 x 7 or email danette.barela@state.co.us

Fun Fridays Field Trips

HUERFANO COUNTY — Field Trips for kids on Fridays. All kids are welcome to join; maximum of 15 kids/activity.
Cost: $10 for children of gym members, $15 for non-members.
Registration must be completed the Wednesday prior to each activity for logistics planning.
Drop-offs at Two Peaks Fitness at 8:45a.m. the morning of each activity.
Scholarships available!
Our Activities:
July 23rd – Blanca-Fort Garland Community Center Pool 9am-1pm
August 6th- Altitude Trampoline Park in Pueblo 9am-2pm
August 20th- Cuchara Mountain Park Mini Golf and Frisbee Golf 9am-1pm

Lathrop State Park Events

HUERFANO COUNTY — There are a whole host of fun activities taking place at Lathrop State Park this weekend.
On Friday, July 23rd at 7:30p.m. at the Amphitheater there will be an evening of campfire ghost stories! Bring snacks, flashlights, and your imagination.!
On Saturday, July 24th at 7:00p.m. at the Amphitheater, Diane Miller of the Nature & Raptor Center of Pueblo will present on raptors!
There will also be Junior Ranger Activities. At 12:00p.m. on Thursday, July 22nd at the visitors’ center, there will be a workshop in which you can make a nesting doll to take home to help understand food chain animals.
At 1:30p.m. on Friday July 23rd at the visitors’ center, you can make a wood slice necklace while learning about tree rings and climate1
Finally, at 10:30a.m. on Saturday July 24th at the visitors’ center, you can make cardboard binoculars for bird watching! Then head out to the Wetlands Trail to look for Red Winged Blackbirds and Herons!

Walsenburg Women’s Small Business Expo

HUERFANO COUNTY — Do you have a “side hustle” or home business you’d like to promote? Is it jewelry, makeup, crafts, sewing, cleaning, handy (wo)man work, or dog sitting? Whatever it is, bring your table, chair, product, and signage to Walsenburg’s no-cost Women’s Small Business Expo, Friday, July 23 from 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. on Walsenburg’s Main Street between 5th and 7th.
Come in to My One Hour Office, 523 Main, after 7:00p.m. for a glass of sangria and network time with other small business owners. For more information, call Mary Jo at 719-249-5766. Let’s grow business together!

Ribbon Cutting for H’s Place Gallery & More

HUERFANO COUNTY — The Spanish Peaks Chamber of Commerce and Spanish Peaks Business Alliance are pleased to announce a ribbon-cutting celebration for H’s Place Gallery & More, a new business located at 213 S Main St., La Veta. The celebration will take place July 23rd at 5:30 pm.
Gallery owner Heather Curtis has had a lifelong dream of owning her own gallery. H’s Place showcases Curtis’s photography on postcards, notecards, journals, and wall art. Curtis has also created a humorous sticker line, celebrating the National Headquarters for the Land of the Great Dikes! Curtis will be offering cell phone photo classes and eventually adding welded yard art from found objects.
The celebration will begin at 5:30pm July 23rd and include snacks and bubbles. H’s Place is open Wednesday through Monday 11-6pm.

Dark Waters Project Concert at Miner’s Plaza

WALSENBURG — This Friday at Miner’s Plaza enjoy the Dark Waters Project from 6:00-8:00p.m.  The Dark Waters Project is a Nashville based band that plays what they like to call, Darkgrass. Their music is a blend of multiple genre’s but is greatly influenced by Bluegrass and Alternative Rock. While you listen,  enjoy the Women’s Small Business Expo throughout Main St!

Fun Fridays Field Trips

LA VETA — Field Trips for kids on Fridays. All kids are welcome to join; maximum of 15 kids/activity.
Cost: $10 for children of gym members, $15 for non-members.
Registration must be completed the Wednesday prior to each activity for logistics planning.
Drop-offs at Two Peaks Fitness at 8:45  a.m. the morning of each activity.
Scholarships available!
Our Activities:
July 23 – Blanca-Fort Garland Community Center Pool 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
August 6- Altitude Trampoline Park in Pueblo 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
August 20- Cuchara Mountain Park Mini Golf and Frisbee Golf 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Spanish Peaks Library Summer Program

WALSENBURG — We have two more weeks of our Summer Reading Program left. The next program will be “Who Pooped at the Zoo?” on Friday, July 23rd. The program will be from 10:00a.m. until 11:30a.m. in the community room. We will be learning how to identify animal scat and will have a fun activity to learn about it that involves chocolate. The last one will be our final party on Friday, July 30th from 10:30a.m. until 11:30a.m. in the community room.

Christ the King Rummage Sale Fundraiser

LA VETA — St. Anne’s Guild at Christ the King Catholic Church in La Veta will be hosting an indoor/outdoor Summer Rummage Sale Fundraising event on Friday, July 23rd & Saturday, July 24th from 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM. There will be a lot of new & used items.  Please check it out & support our local community
\— On Saturday, July 24th at 7:00p.m., singer /songwriter and Cowboy Poet Gary McMahan and friends will be performing at Peggy Hoobler’s open outdoor concert venue at 707 E. Virginia St. in La Veta.  Tickets are $20.00/person. Bring your lawn chairs, drinks, friends. Call 719-989-1530 for more information. No reservations required.

Moving Vietnam Wall Thank You Dinner

WALSENBURG — We are calling upon all the Volunteers and helpers who assisted us at the Moving Vietnam Wall Memorial between June 17-21 to attend a “Thank You” Dinner. This will be held at the Walsenburg Community Center, 928 Russell St. in Walsenburg on Saturday, July 24th from 4:00 – 7:00 PM. Check-in at 4:00 PM and dinner at 5:00 PM. This is a special Thank You to all the volunteer workers, donors and helpers that assisted in making a historic presentation of the Vietnam Moving Wall Memorial in Huerfano County. This includes everyone who helped with set-up/take-down, site preparation, food service, escorts to the Wall, check-in and other general duties. For more information or to RSVP, call Dave Rogers at 719-738-9965.

Reggae with Local Extract at Second Street Bar & Grill

WALSENBURG – Come on out to Second Street Bar & Grill on Saturday, July 24th at 8:00p.m. for live music by Local Extract, a reggae band with heavy sounds out of Trinidad. There is a $5 cover at the door. For more information, call (719) 738-2730.

Gardening 101 at Spanish Peaks Library

WALSENBURG  — This month’s gardening program will center around our townie deer and how to keep them from devouring your hard earned landscape.   We’ll discuss mechanical, cultural and deterrent methods to help save you from dreams of making Bambi a steak on your grill.  Delicious but not recommended in town!  Class begins at 1pm on Sunday, July 25th in the library Meeting Room.  For any questions, please call Ann at 719-738-2774.

Open Mic Night at La Veta Mercantile

LA VETA — On July 27th at 7:00p.m. there will be an open mic night at the La Veta Mercantile hosted by Comedian Jay Patterson, a former La Veta resident.
Call 719-742-3387 or stop by the Mercantile to sign up.

Help Create an Age-Friendly Huerfano

HUERFANO COUNTY —  Join Design Age Friendly and The Mindful Aging Project in helping to make Huerfano County more Age Friendly by attending one of these two free workshops.
Tuesday July 27th 1-3pm Laveta Public Library – 320 South Main St La Veta, Co 81055
Thursday July 29th 11-1pm Museum of Friends – 600 Main St, Walsenburg, CO 81089
These free intergenerational workshops are an opportunity for people of all ages (and we mean ALL ages so if you’re preggos bring that baby down), to roll up their sleeves and have fun while chiming in on what makes Huerfano an Age Friendly Community.
Register in advance by calling Ken at Design Age Friendly 719-481-6669

Free Jake and Mario Concert at Miners Plaza

WALSENBURG – Rock the FOX presents Nuevo-Flamenco musicians Mario Aleman and Jake Cortez, who will be performing at Miners Plaza in Walsenburg on Thursday, July 29th at 7:00p.m.

Navajo/Diné Storytelling and Navajo Silversmithing

HUERFANO COUNTY — Join Special Guest Ravis Henry at Lathrop State Park on July 30th & 31st for a weekend of passing on of traditional knowledge. Ravis Henry is a member of the Diné/Navajo Tribe belonging to the Towering House Clan, born for the Coyote Pass Jemez Clan. His maternal grandfathers are of the Salt People Clan and his paternal grandfathers of the Tangle People Clan. Ravis has generational roots in the beautiful Canyon de Chelly.
Over the course of the weekend, Ravis will introduce visitors to the Diné/Navajo Worldview of Balance and Harmony, Hózhó Naashá.
In Beauty I Walk – July 30th at 7:00p.m. at the Ampitheater
Navajo Silversmithing – July 31st from 8:00a.m. – 4:00p.m. at the visitors’ center.

LVFPD Taco Fundraiser

LA VETA — Let’s Taco ‘bout our fire district. Join us for a taco dinner fundraiser in support of the La Veta Fire Protection District on Saturday, July 31 at 6 p.m. at the Cuchara Mountain Mercantile at 1120 Panadero Avenue, Cuchara CO 81055.
There will be a taco bar dinner, live music by Kurt Corsair, nachos, drinks, and prizes. Tickets cost $15 for adults, $10 for children, and are free for kids aged 5 and under. All proceeds will benefit the LVFPD.

Los Huerfanos Animal Vaccination Clinic

WALSENBURG — Los Huerfanos Animal Welfare is offering an animal vaccination clinic on July 31st from 10:00a.m. – 1:00p.m. at 306 Ray Sandoval Blvd. in Walsenburg. For more information, call 719-890-2777.

Eagles Community Brunch

WALSENBURG — The Walsenburg Eagles Ladies Auxilliary 1187 invites the community again to come join us for a breakfast brunch on Sunday, August 1 at the Eagles Hall at 614 Main St. in Walsenburg from 11:00a.m. – 1:00p.m. We will be serving pancakes, sausage, scrambled eggs, and coffee or juice. The price is $5 for adults and $2.50 for children. Hope to see you all there! Your continued support is very much appreciated and all the proceeds from this breakfast brunch will go back into the community.

Grand Opening of New Huerfano Judicial Center

WALSENBURG  — The grand opening of the new Huerfano County Judicial Center will take place on Friday, August 6th at 1:30p.m. Refreshments will be served immediately after the ceremony.
The new building is at 200 West 5th Street in Walsenburg. For more information, contact bob.kreiman@judicial.state.co.us

Open House & BBQ at Gardner Fire Station

UPPER HUERFANO — On Saturday, August 7th from 1:00p.m. – 3:00p.m., the Upper Huerfano Fire Protection District in connection with the Spanish Peaks Alliance for Wildfire Protection will hold an open house and BBQ at the Gardner Fire Protection District. This is an open invitation to all residents of the Upper Huerfano Fire Protection District!

Dog Days of Cuchara

CUCHARA — The Dog Days of Cuchara event will take place on August 7th from 11:00a.m – 3:00p.m followed by a Corn Hole Tournament at the Dog Bar & Grill.
Join us for an all day doggy street party on Main Street in Cuchara! Enjoy big dog and little dog races, an obstacle course, scavenger hunts, yard games, vendor booths, music and more. New additions this year include: a bake sale fundraiser for Los Huerfanos Animal Welfare Association, dunk tank benefiting the La Veta Fire Auxiliary, dog adoptions through From Forgotten to Forever, and doggy vaccines available through Dr. Hecht on site! Don’t forget the Corn Hole Tournament at the Dog Bar and Grill after the street party. See you for a dog-gone good time!

Huerfano area AA and NA meetings

HUERFANO COUNTY — 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 6:00 p.m. in La Veta at the Methodist Church on Main St.
NA meets Saturday at noon at the Huerfano Community Center.

LAS ANIMAS

Spanish Peaks Backroads 5 Miles Race

AGUILAR — The Spanish Peaks Backroads 5 Miles is a new five mile race course at the base of the East Peak of the twin Spanish Peaks (Wahatoya) in the Las Animas/Huerfano County border area of Southern Colorado. Access is made easy from I-25, with a pre-race assembly point in the town of Aguilar – at 146 West Main Street (Park site near the Library and Fire Station) – in preparation for a pleasant 15 minute caravan to the “backroads” location.
Packet pickup and pre-race instructions will take place at the 146 West Main location in Aguilar between 7:30 and 8 a.m., Saturday, July 24th.  Online registration ($25) is strongly encouraged, however, late registration ($30) is permitted for those arriving no later than 7:45 a.m. Race officials/hosts will lead the participants by vehicular caravan from the packet pickup location to the starting point for the race at the intersection of Las Animas County Roads 54.2 and 41.4.   To register or for more info, visit rabacinco.co

Car & Bike Show/War Dog Memorial Fundraiser

TRINIDAD — On Saturday, July 24th there will be a Car and Bike show at Phil Long Toyota at 105 W Cedar Street to benefit War Dog Memorial Colorado, which is a group working to recognize and honor the many sacrifices that canines have made in times of war with a memorial in Colorado Springs..
There are six car classes – Pre ‘49, ‘50-’69,’70-’89,’90-Present, Custom, and 4×4’s. There are also four bike classes – ‘69 and under, ‘70-2000, 2001-Present, and Custom.
All classes qualify for Best of Show and Best Paint.
The show will start at 12:00p.m. but registration is from 8:00a.m. – 11:00a.m. Awards will be announced at 4:00p.m. Pre-registration is recommended as there will be limited space. Registration cost is $25 or $30 day of event.
For more information, email purgatoryrivercarbikeshow@outlook.com

Visual Journaling for the Soul Workshop at Mt. Carmel

TRINIDAD — The workshop ‘Visual Journaling for the Soul’ will take place on Saturday July 24th from 1:00p.m. to 4:00p.m. at Mt. Carmel in the Garden Room.
Lori Holdread of Trinidad will be sharing her talents and expertise in starting participants on a beginning journey to the wonderful world of art journaling. Lori has been leading this type of workshop for many years. The workshop is free and all materials will be supplied.
An art journal is the same as a written journal, except that it incorporates colors, images, patterns, and other materials. Some art journals have a lot of writing, while others are purely filled with images. It’s a form of creative self-care.  Regardless of whether or not you have any art “talent” or training, all you need to art journal is some simple art materials and a willingness to play with the art materials. It’s the play that’s healing!
This workshop brought to you by the HeART Works Outreach Program of Mt. Rose Health Center Palliative Care and Hospice and Huajatolla Heritage Foundation.  Call or text Sandy Dolak 719-251-1271 or sdolak@mtrosehealthandhospice.com to register.

Community Health Needs Assessment

LAS ANIMAS COUNTY  — Mt. San Rafael is working to complete their Community Health Needs Assessment; an important tool, completed every three years, that identifies key health needs and issues through systematic, comprehensive data collection and analysis.
A Community Health Needs Assessment gives organizations, like Mt. San Rafael Hospital, comprehensive information about the community’s current health status, needs, and issues. This information helps develop a community health improvement plan by justifying how and where resources should be allocated to best meet community needs.
To assist with this process is a community survey.  The survey asks about health, current health practices, and impressions of the overall health of the Trinidad community.  The survey is available in both English and Spanish and in paper form or electronic. To complete the survey electronically, use the links below.
English: https://www.questionpro.com/t/AQbQMZmsbj
Spanish: https://www.questionpro.com/t/AQbQMZnK6L

First National Bank School Supply Drive

TRINIDAD — Our students need your help! Every year First National Bank gives the community an opportunity to support the youth in our community by holding an annual school supply drive. This year they are asking for cash donations to purchase supplies for Back to School. First National Bank will match the first $1000 in donations. Please consider making a donation for the betterment of the children of our community. In order to do so, drop off or mail your donations to any branch location by July 31.
Locations:
Main Bank – 100 E. Main St.
Motor Bank – 122 E. First St.
Wal-Mart Branch – 2921 Toupal Dr.

Aguilar Library Summer Reading

AGUILAR — Due to inclement weather, the Aguilar Public Library  rescheduled the Summer Reading Program for 2021  themed “Tails and Tales” for Wednesday, July 28.
Activities will include crafts, workshops on juggling and making balloon animals.
Weather permitting, there will also be a foam party at the Aguilar School football field at 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
If weather doesn’t cooperate, there will be a Magic show at the community center starting at 12:30 instead.
For more information, please call (719) 941 -4426 Tuesday through Friday between 10:00a.m. – 2:00p.m.

Aguilar Street Festival & Car Show

AGUILAR — On August 7th from 10:00a.m. – 6:30p.m. there will be a whole host of activities taking place in Aguilar. The day will kick off with a Parade and Car Show at 10:00a.m. (for which you can register “day of’ at 9:30a.m.) with Trophies and Awards at 2:00p.m. There will be face painting, a bouncy house, piñatas, game booths, prizes, live music, Craft and Food Vendor booths, a beer garden, and the Grand Opening of the Aguilar Mercantile. The event is rain or shine.

Aguilar Library Celebrates Aguilar Days

AGUILAR — On Saturday, August 7, from 10 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., the Aguilar Public Library will be hosting a set of events in celebration of Aguilar Days.
Activities will include face painting and the popular “Bag of Books” event, during which you can fill a bag with books, recipes, crafts, DVDs, etcetera for only $5. Bag of Books will continue until August 31st!

COLFAX

Services at Little Rock Church on Johnson Mesa

COLFAX COUNTY— Services will continue at the Little Rock Church on Johnson Mesa! There will be further services starting at 2:30p.m. on July 25th, August 1st, and August 8th.
On July 25th, Pastor “Chuck” Wiggins from the Methodist Church in Springer will deliver the message.
On August 1st, Pastor Bob Clevenger from the Assembly of God Church in Springer will deliver the message.
On August 8th, the message will be delivered by the Associate Pastor/Youth Leader Ben Campbell from the First Baptist Church in Raton.

Raton AA meeting

RATON — AA meetings are every Sunday and Wednesday at 6 p.m. and Friday night, at 7:30 p.m. at First United Methodist Church at 4th and Tiger Drive in Raton.  Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of people who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism.
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.

Events for July 15, 2021

throughout our world

Hybrid Art Exhibition Showcases Unique Pastel Works

OUR WORLD  —  Through August 31, the Pastel Society of New Mexico (PSNM), an association of international members, will exhibit its 29th National Pastel Painting Exhibition both at the Millicent Rogers Museum in Taos, NM and simultaneously in an interactive virtual online gallery. These paintings include enticing imagery of
geometric power lines, reflective river rocks, and hard-edge landscapes, among portraits, still-lifes, florals, and place-based scenes.
To visit the virtual gallery go to https://artspaces.kunstmatrix.com/en/exhibition/6543545/pastel-society-of-new-mexico-29th-national-pastel-painting-exhibition#

throughout our world

Virtual Roundtable on Colorado Agriculture

OUR WORLD  —  On Wed., July 21 from noon to 1 p.m.,  Colorado Proud will be hosting a virtual roundtable with Colorado ag-based experts discussing physical, operational, and cultural growth after a complex year, sharing lessons to help guide farmers, ranchers, ag professionals and communities.
This will be a virtual meeting on Zoom with “check-in” starting at 11:45 a.m. and with discussion starting at noon. You will receive the link and password to the call, as well as a phone number if you would like to dial in, after you register for the seminar at https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_ZbJfDPk3SAGIjmICR321mw

HUERFANO

Lathrop State Park Events

HUERFANO COUNTY — Please join us for a week of bees and flowers at Lathrop State Park. There will be some ghost hunting thrown in for good measure.
On Friday, July 16 at 7 p.m. at the amphitheater, Ryan Bartlett will give a presentation on bees, pollination, and the importance of bees to the web of life in our park.
On Saturday, July 17 at 7:30 p.m. at the amphitheater,  Southern Colorado Ghost Research will present on local paranormal activity and hauntings in the area.
At 9 a.m. on Sunday, July 18, outdoorsman Bob Kennemer will lead an “Edible and Medicinal Plants” hike starting at the swim beach.
There will also be Junior Ranger programs. On Thursday the 15th at 10:30 a.m. there will be “Birds and Riparian Areas” at the Wetlands Trailhead.
On Friday the 16th, there will be an owl pellet dissection activity at the visitor’s center at 1:30 p.m.
Finally, on Saturday the 17th at 9 a.m., Ryan Bartlett will present on bees again at the Amphitheater.

Dance Party at Miner’s Plaza

WALSENBURG  — Practice your Single Ladies dance routine and join us for a 2000s themed dance party at Miner’s Plaza Friday, July 16th starting at 6 p.m. to celebrate Fridays in Huerfano. Visit us on facebook to see our participating businesses.

Graham Davis at Casa de Pajaros

LA VETA  — Come enjoy the music of Graham Davis on the Casa de Pajaros patio (213 S. Main St., La Veta, CO) this Friday July 16,  starting at 6pm.

Visual Journaling for the Soul

HUERFANO COUNTY —On July 17th from 1 to 4 p.m. at Cuchara Mountain Park, Lori Holdread of Trinidad will be sharing her talents and expertise in starting participants on a beginning journey to art journaling in the inspirational setting of Cuchara Mountain Park. Lori has been leading this type of workshop for many years. The workshop is free and all materials will be supplied.
This workshop brought to you by the HeART Works Outreach Program of Mt. Rose Health Center Palliative Care and Hospice and Huajatolla Heritage Foundation.  Call or text Sandy Dolak 719-251-1271 or sdolak@mtrosehealthandhospice.com to register.

Chris Arellano in La Veta

LA VETA — Chris Arellano’s deeply personal Americana weaves together the Norteno music of his northern New Mexico upbringing with Alternative  Country and Blues influences-for a signature style that he calls Nuevo Americana. Fused with song and story, Spanish and English, his transcendent lyrics move listeners with emotion and passion. Chris’ ability to play multiple stringed instruments has kept him busy as a Nashville session musician and producer.
Come check him out on July 17, at 7 p.m. at the La Veta Mercantile. Tickets are $18 if purchased in advance and $20 day of show. Purchase tickets at lavetamercantile.simpletix.com

Water Conservancy District Board Meeting

HUERFANO COUNTY — The next meeting of the Huerfano County Water
Conservancy District will be held in person at the Walsenburg Housing Authority activities room, 220 Russell
Ave, Walsenburg, CO, on Monday, July 19  at 6:00p.m.
To join the meeting remotely by Zoom:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84554788910?pwd=Z0dBYjhZSU
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Meeting ID: 845 5478 8910
Passcode: 642023
By phone: (346) 248-7799

Church of Christ Vacation Bible School

WALSENBURG  — The Walsenburg Church of Christ will be presenting God’s Word Digging for Answers Vacation Bible School from July 19-22.  It will be held from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. on Monday thru Thursday.  The church is located at 416 Walsen Ave. across the street from the library.  Please come join us for singing, Bible stories, games and snacks.  For information call Addy at 719-568-5513 or Paul 719-225-0695

Spanish Peaks Library Trivia Night at Second Street Bar

HUERFANO COUNTY — Join the Spanish Peaks Library for trivia at the Second Street Bar & Grill!
We will be hosting Trivia once again this month on July 21st at 6 pm at the Second Street Bar & Grill located in the Walsenburg Golf Course Clubhouse at beautiful Lathrop State Park.
Access from Walsenburg is west on Second Street right up to the Clubhouse or by driving through the Park; no state pass required.  Categories this month are Native American Facts, Classic 1940’s-60’s Movies, Philosophy, Monty Python & WWII Battles.  If you are the one to have suggested one of these categories, be sure to come and claim your prize!  Hope to see you all then!

La Veta  Public Library Summer Program

LA VETA — Our final program this year will be learning about sea creatures and doing fun water activities. Expect to get wet! This is a “drop by” program and will be held outside on the La Veta Library’s lawn. Come by Wednesday, July 21, 10 a.m. for story time and anytime between 10:30 a.m. & 12 p.m. for activity. For more info visit our website www.lvpl.org or call 719-742-3572.

Huerfano Area Job Fair

HUERFANO COUNTY — The Spanish Peaks Business Alliance and Spanish Peaks Chamber of Commerce are happy to sponsor a job fair for Huerfano County and surrounding area jobs. The fair will be held in the Huerfano County Community Center in Walsenburg from 10-2 p.m. Wednesday, July 21st. Participating employers include, City of Walsenburg, Huerfano County, New Elk Coal Company; Weston, Dog Bar & Grill; Cuchara, Chae Manufacturing; Walsenburg, and more. Please bring your resume to share with employers. My One Hour Office is offering 50% off printing up to 8 resumes if you mention this notice!

Jon Chandler plays in La Veta

LA VETA — Jon Chandler is a three time winner of the prestigious Spur Award from the Western Writers of America. Linwood, his moody examination of Doc Holliday’s life won the Spur for Best Song in 2009, while his tribute to Wyoming’s Hole in the Wall country, Morning Star Moon, received the award in 2012.  His novel The Spanish Peaks received the WWA’s Medicine Pipe Bearer Award (Spur Award) for Best First Novel, and he was named True West Magazine’s Best Western Musician.  Wyoming Wind, A Novel of Tom Horn, was a finalist for the Colorado Book Award.
A seventh-generation Coloradan, Jon’s music and stories reflect his heritage, and his eight CDs, two novels, two non-fiction works and myriad short stories and nonfiction articles are collected by western lifestyle aficionados worldwide.  He hosts the iconic monthly concert series America’s Soul Live at the Olde Town Pickin’ Parlor in Arvada, Colorado.  Homage, his new recording of cover songs that have influenced his writing and singing, will be released in Summer 2019
Come check him out on July 23rd at 7:00p.m. at the La Veta Mercantile. Tickets are $17 if purchased in advance and $18 day of show. Purchase tickets at lavetamercantile.simpletix.com

Walsenburg Women’s Small Business Expo

HUERFANO COUNTY — Do you have a “side hustle” or home business you’d like to promote? Is it jewelry, makeup, crafts, sewing, cleaning, handy (wo)man work, or dog sitting? Whatever it is, bring your table, chair, product, and signage to Walsenburg’s no-cost Women’s Small Business Expo, Friday, July 23 from 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. on Walsenburg’s Main Street between 5th and 7th.
Find a free piece of sidewalk, set up, and share your business with the community.  Bring your business license, if applicable. Dark Waters Project will be providing music on the Plaza for Fridays in Huerfano, so come join the party. Come in to My One Hour Office, 523 Main, after 7 pm for a glass of sangria and network time with other small business owners. For more information, call Mary Jo at 719-249-5766. Let’s grow business together!

Ribbon Cutting for H’s Place Gallery & More

HUERFANO COUNTY — The Spanish Peaks Chamber of Commerce and Spanish Peaks Business Alliance are pleased to announce a ribbon-cutting celebration for H’s Place Gallery & More, a new business located at 213 S Main St., La Veta. The celebration will take place July 23rd at 5:30 pm.
Gallery owner Heather Curtis has had a lifelong dream of owning her own gallery. H’s Place showcases Curtis’s photography on postcards, notecards, journals, and wall art. Curtis has also created a humorous sticker line, celebrating the National Headquarters for the Land of the Great Dikes! Curtis will be offering cell phone photo classes and eventually adding welded yard art from found objects.
The celebration will begin at 5:30pm July 23rd and include snacks and bubbles. H’s Place is open Wednesday through Monday 11-6pm.

Fun Fridays Field Trips

LA VETA — Field Trips for kids on Fridays. All kids are welcome to join; maximum of 15 kids/activity.
Cost: $10 for children of gym members, $15 for non-members.
Registration must be completed the Wednesday prior to each activity for logistics planning.
Drop-offs at Two Peaks Fitness at 8:45  a.m. the morning of each activity.
Scholarships available!
Our Activities:
July 23 – Blanca-Fort Garland Community Center Pool 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
August 6- Altitude Trampoline Park in Pueblo 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
August 20- Cuchara Mountain Park Mini Golf and Frisbee Golf 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Gary McMahan and friends perform at Jim and Peggy Hoobler’s Venue

LA VETA — On Saturday, July 24th at 7:00p.m., singer /songwriter and Cowboy Poet Gary McMahan and friends will be performing at Peggy Hoobler’s open outdoor concert venue at 707 E. Virginia St. in La Veta.  Tickets are $20.00/person. Bring your lawn chairs, drinks, friends. Call 719-989-1530 for more information. No reservations required.

Gardening 101 at the Spanish Peaks Library

WALSENBURG  — This month’s gardening program will center around our townie deer and how to keep them from devouring your hard earned landscape.   We’ll discuss mechanical, cultural and deterrent methods to help save you from dreams of making Bambi a steak on your grill.  Delicious but not recommended in town!  Class begins at 1pm on Sunday, July 25th in the library Meeting Room.  For any questions, please call Ann at 719-738-2774.

Animal Vaccination Clinic

LA VETA — La Veta Pass Kennels is offering an animal vaccination clinic on July 31, from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. For more information, please call (719) 470-9079.

LVFPD Taco Fundraiser

LA VETA — Let’s Taco ‘bout our fire district. Join us for a taco dinner fundraiser in support of the La Veta Fire Protection District on Saturday, July 31 at 6 p.m. at the Cuchara Mountain Mercantile at 1120 Panadero Avenue, Cuchara CO 81055.
There will be a taco bar dinner, live music by Kurt Corsair, nachos, drinks, and prizes. Tickets cost $15 for adults, $10 for children, and are free for kids aged 5 and under. All proceeds will benefit the LVFPD.

Huerfano area AA and NA meetings

HUERFANO COUNTY — 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 6:00 p.m. in La Veta at the Methodist Church on Main St.
NA meets Saturday at noon at the Huerfano Community Center.

LAS ANIMAS

Community Health Needs Assessment

LAS ANIMAS COUNTY  — Mt. San Rafael is working to complete their Community Health Needs Assessment; an important tool, completed every three years, that identifies key health needs and issues through systematic, comprehensive data collection and analysis.
A Community Health Needs Assessment gives organizations, like Mt. San Rafael Hospital, comprehensive information about the community’s current health status, needs, and issues. This information helps develop a community health improvement plan by justifying how and where resources should be allocated to best meet community needs.
To assist with this process is a community survey.  The survey asks about health, current health practices, and impressions of the overall health of the Trinidad community.  The survey is available in both English and Spanish and in paper form or electronic. To complete the survey electronically, use the links below.
English: https://www.questionpro.com/t/AQbQMZmsbj
Spanish: https://www.questionpro.com/t/AQbQMZnK6L

Grand Opening of Sister Blandina Wellness Gardens

TRINIDAD — The Mt. Carmel Wellness & Community Center has done it again! They’ve implemented yet another beneficial service for this community in the effort to increase health and wellness in one of the most medically underserved counties in the state of Colorado. On Sunday, July 18th, there will be a grand opening for the Sister Blandina Wellness Gardens located right in the heart of downtown Trinidad.
These gardens feature scenic walks, exercise stations, calming water features, and more. They will serve as a site for wellness classes.
The grand opening will take place on Sunday, July 18 with events taking place between 10 a.m. and 9 p.m.
Please RSVP for this event at: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe7v5uOiH9xtWpvFPqmq8FSdeYh2hdLgE9yQtp8PpAWwmg_hg/viewform

First National Bank School Supply Drive

TRINIDAD — Our students need your help! Every year First National Bank gives the community an opportunity to support the youth in our community by holding an annual school supply drive. This year they are asking for cash donations to purchase supplies for Back to School. First National Bank will match the first $1000 in donations. Please consider making a donation for the betterment of the children of our community. In order to do so, drop off or mail your donations to any branch location by July 31.
Locations:
Main Bank – 100 E. Main St.
Motor Bank – 122 E. First St.
Wal-Mart Branch – 2921 Toupal Dr.

Aguilar Library Summer Reading

AGUILAR — Due to inclement weather, the Aguilar Public Library  rescheduled the Summer Reading Program for 2021  themed “Tails and Tales” for Wednesday, July 28.
Activities will include crafts, workshops on juggling and making balloon animals.
Weather permitting, there will also be a foam party at the Aguilar School football field at 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
If weather doesn’t cooperate, there will be a Magic show at the community center starting at 12:30 instead.
For more information, please call (719) 941 -4426 Tuesday through Friday between 10:00a.m. – 2:00p.m.

Aguilar Days

AGUILAR — On Saturday, August 7, from 10 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., the Aguilar Public Library will be hosting a set of events in celebration of Aguilar Days.
Activities will include face painting and the popular “Bag of Books” event, during which you can fill a bag with books, recipes, crafts, DVDs, etcetera for only $5. Bag of Books will continue until August 31st!

COLFAX

Student and staff vaccination clinic

COLFAX COUNTY— On July 15th from 3 to 6 DOH/FEMA will be doing a Covid vaccination clinic at the high school  for students age 12-18 and any staff member that hasn’t been vaccinated that would like to be.  The Pfizer vaccine will be used.
You must use the following link to register and use the event code SPMSNM.  You can also register on site as they will be taking walk ins.
https://cvvaccine.nmhealth.org/my-registration.html
We are inviting students from our neighboring districts as well.
This information will be sent out via mail in the next couple of days and will be posted at various places around town.
Please feel free to share this information and if you have any questions please don’t hesitate to reach out to me at juliecrum@springerschools.org or 575-483-3434.

Raton High School 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament

RATON — Raton High School is holding a 3-on-3 basketball tournament on Friday and Saturday July 17 – 18 at the high school gym.  Registration is Saturday morning at 8 a.m. for teams of four or five, $100 per team.
The divisions are middle school, high school/ men’s open, and high school/ women’s open.
For more information, call Vanessa Gonzales (719) 680-2720, Brylee Medina (575) 707-2551, Lynn Liles, (575) 707-0694, or Ted Kamp (575) 447-4381.

Raton AA meeting

RATON — AA meetings are every Sunday and Wednesday at 6 p.m. and Friday night, at 7:30 p.m. at First United Methodist Church at 4th and Tiger Drive in Raton.  Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of people who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism.
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.