Huerfano RE-1 hunger relief box distribution
wALSEnBurg — In collaboration with The Colorado COVID-19 Emergency Hunger Re- lief Fund, Huerfano RE-1 will be handing out fresh fruits, vegetables and other food items over the next several weeks for families and residents of our community. Our next event will take place at Peakview and Gardner locations, Thursday June 25, 11 a.m. to 12 noon.
This will be a drive up process. For Walsenburg, signs will guide traffic around the back of John Mall High School, through the alley between John Mall and Peakview. For Gardner, the time is the same 11 a.m. – 12 p.m., with distribution from the school parking lot. Please do not arrive or line up before 10:45 am. There will be a limit of 1 box per household while supplies remain. Please return any boxes and empty egg cartons we hand out so we can reuse them. Fore more info, email Tara Burke at email@example.com.
Bicycle repair clinic
LA VETA — Spanish Peaks Cycling will host a bicycle repair clinic Thursday June 25, 2 to 6 p.m. outside the La Veta Public Library, 310 S Main St.. We fix your bikes for free! Donations always accepted. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
La Veta Farmers Market today
LA VETA — The La Veta farmers market for the 2020 season will be every Thursday, 3-5 p.m. on the grassy area in front of Francisco Fort Museum on Main St. COVID regulations may be in effect so please check the La Veta farmers market FB page for details.
Spanish Peaks Library curbside pickup
wALSEnBurg — Curbside Pickup is now available at SPLD Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.. Place your holds ahead of time, send your print jobs via email, and library staff will package everything up and bring it outside.
Visit https://www.spld.org/aboutus/curbsidepickup/ or call 719-738-2774 for more information.
Reception for “Tree Treasures” at La Veta Gallery
LA VETA — The La Veta Gallery on Main will be opening a new show featuring Bob Hoff- man and his “Tree Treasures” on Friday, June 26, 5 to 7:30 p.m. in conjunction with La Veta’s 4th Friday Art Walk. Bob will be present and displaying a number of new turned-wood bowls. Several of these were made from trees gleaned during the 2019 flood mitigation cleanup of the Cucharas River and might carry special meaning for locals looking back with nostalgia at 2019! Face coverings and social distancing are required health and safety precautions. Hand sanitizer will be available, as well as a small “Thank you for coming” take- away gift. In the present environment only ten folks can be allowed in the Gallery at once. The show will run through July 21. Bob’s new work can be previewed on the Gallery’s web- site: lavetagalleryonmain.com
4th Friday La Veta Art Walk
LA VETA — The first 2020 4th Friday Art Walk will be held on Friday, June 26, 5 to 7:30 p.m.. The following venues will be participating: SPACe Gallery, Parkside Gallery of Wood Art, Crafted in Colorado, Silvershoe, The Painted Horse Gallery and La Veta Gallery on Main. Please expect face coverings to be required and occupancy limits necessary. The event is free.
Christ the King rummage sale
LA VETA — Christ the King Catholic Church in La Veta, CO is having a fundraiser rummage sale, at the CTK parish hall and parking lot on Main Street in La Veta, on Friday and Saturday, June 26 and June 27 from 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m..
The event is hosted by St. Ann’s Guild. Clerk’s office open Saturday for voting
wALSEnBurg — The Huerfano County Clerk’s office will be open for voting purposes, Saturday, June 27, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. (noon). If you need further information you may call 738-2380 X220 or X222. Ballots may also be dropped in the drop box located near the Mining Museum 24 hours a day. Primary ballot deadline is Tuesday, June 30, 7 p.m..
Gardner Farmers Market
gArdnEr — The 10th season of the Gardner Farmers Market will run every Saturday, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. under the Pavilion next to the Methodist church.
Please wear masks, or please follow cur- rent County/State guidelines. If you are sick, please stay home. Have a neighbor purchase items for you, or contact us.
For more info: Gardner Farmers Market, 865-247-9749 or email@example.com
Mackey art class cancelled
LA VETA — Painting in the Studio with Kim Mackey that was offered Saturday, June 27, has been cancelled.
Cuchara Chapel on line
CuChArA — This summer please watch the Sunday Cuchara Chapel service online. Go to Cucharachapel.org and click on the Worship Service Tab. This Sunday, June 28 join us as Rev. Deniece Mason gives the message- “Wan- dering in the Wilderness”, Special Music by Eldaa Royer.
Walsenburg Farm & Makers Market
wALSEnBurg — Walsenburg Farm and Makers Market will be held each Sunday, 12 to 3 p.m. at Heritage Park, 400 Main Street. Strict social distancing and masks will be required. Let’s work through this together and build our community. Love and light to all.
LA VETA — SPACe will be opening an Esty store for access to purchasing artwork online. The SPACe website also provides images of artwork in the show. The SPACe Gallery in the Park is located at 132 W. Ryus, La Veta, Col- orado and is open Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, 11 am – 3 pm. The artwork for 2020 Western Rendezvous show will be displayed until July 25.
Pandemic financial assistance for families of kids grades K-12
huErFAnO — Huerfano Re-1 school district has announced a new program authorized by the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) called Pandemic Electronic Benefits Transfer or P-EBT for short.
This program will provide financial assistance to families of children grades K-12 eligible for free or reduced-price school meals who have lost access to food due to the school closures caused by COVID-19.
The financial assistance will be distributed to eligible families on new or existing Colorado EBT cards. The average P-EBT benefit is $5.70/child per day or up to $279 per eligible child, retroactive to when school initially closed.
Huerfano School District Re-1 participates in the National School Lunch Program under the Community Eligible Provision, which pro- vides free lunches to all students, meaning all Huerfano RE-1 students grades K-12 may be eligible for P-EBT.
If your family is already participating in
the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and possesses an EBT card, the P-EBT benefits will automatically be loaded onto your card within the month of June 2020. If your family is not currently enrolled in SNAP benefits, you must complete an application to receive P-EBT.
Receiving these benefits will not affect your immigration or public charge status. All families who are eligible for P-EBT may receive it, regardless of immigration status. P-EBT is a pandemic emergency benefit based on free or reduced-price school meal eligibility, and similar to other benefits that the Department Homeland Security has stated that it is excluded from consideration in public charge. Household information that is used to determine eligibility is protected under both federal and state data privacy practices.
To successfully complete the P-EBT application, you will need your child(ren)’s State Assigned Student ID (SASID) number
Upon approval, an EBT card with the qualifying amount will be mailed to you.
To access the P-EBT application visit: https://www.colorado.gov/cdhs/p-ebt.
For more information about P-EBT, please visit Colorado Department of Human Services’ Frequently Asked Questions https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/cdhs/p-ebt . If you have further questions, please con- tact firstname.lastname@example.org and a representative will respond.
For more information, contact Tara Burke at email@example.com or 719-695-0095 to obtain the required SASID information.
La Veta Schools food box
LA VETA — The La Veta Schools will be dis- tributing food boxes through the summer. If you are not already signed up and have a child or children ages 0-18 and need a food box, please contact the central office. 710-742-6417.
Wahatoya Lake trail work
LA VETA — Volunteers are needed to help provide routine annual maintenance of the Wahatoya Lake Trail Monday, June 29, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. at Wahatoya Lake. The work will involve lopping, pruning, creating piles of fallen branches, and picking up litter. Tools and snacks will be provided. Please wear hat, gloves, sturdy shoes, and bring a water bottle. Hosted by La Veta Trails- 719-890-4071.
La Plaza Inn celebrates 10th anniversary
wALSEnBurg — Karen Wilson is celebrating the entire month of July for her 10 year anniversary of owning an operating La Plaza Inn & Restaurant, 118 W 6th Street.
Our new July lunch special is Fish & Chips and we’re offering 50% off on all appetizers and cocktails from 4-6 p.m. each day. The July entertainment schedule is awesome! • July 2 and 3, 6 p.m. we have live music featuring Amy Coffman (Americana).
• July 4, 11, and 17, 6 p.m. there will be live music by Kurt Corsair & Apache Creek Fiddlers (Americana).
• July 10, 6 p.m. enjoy the live music of The Ordinary Two (Jazz, Vocal Harmonies) • July 18, 7 p.m. laugh with the stand-up comedy of Allan Goodwin. Tickets are $5 for pre-sale, $10 at the door.
• July 24, 6 p.m. Kurt Corsair returns with a one man show (Cowboy & Singer-songwriter). • July 25, 6 p.m. enjoy the live music of KneeOn Sisters (Rock, Country, Blues).
Art and craft sale fundraiser
wALSEnBurg — Huerfano Community Bible Church at 601 Leon (behind the Carquest Auto Parts Store) is hosting an arts and crafts sale on Friday and Saturday, July 3 and 4, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Proceeds will aid in support of the Cambodian Community Children’s Home in Phnom Phen. Come purchase something unique and help a worthy cause.
Free virtual legal clinic July 14
wALSEnBurg — 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 is closed), the volunteer attorney will call each clinic patron’s telephone directly, during the clinic hours, using the phone number provided. Please contact your Spanish Peaks Library at (719) 738-2774 to be added to the sign-up sheet. Space is limited. Library staff will be checking messages, so leave a message and they will get back to you.
Watercolor workshop atSPACe with Kathy Hill
LA VETA — Kathy Hill’s Watercolor Painting Workshop is July 14, 21, and 28 Tuesdays at 9:30-12:30. The fee is $35 with a $5 fee for materials payable to the instructor. Classes are held upstairs at the gallery in the park. Face coverings of your choice are to be worn, and we practice social distancing. We welcome questions, and can be reached at 719 742-3074, or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Tire removal service
huErFAnO COunTY — If you have piles of tires to be removed or know of tires abandoned that need removal, call the Las Animas-Huerfano Counties district health department at 719-846-2213 and ask about their waste tire removal program.
Diapers and formula available through FEMA
huErFAnO COunTY — Are you in need of diapers or formula during these uncertain times? We may be able to help. We received a shipment from FEMA of diapers, baby wipes and formula for Las Animas and Huerfano County. No income guidelines or paperwork to complete. We currently have a limited supply of: Size 1 and Size 3 diapers, Size 4/5T Pull- Ups, Overnight Pull Ups (37# to 60#), Baby wipes and Formula, (Similac and Similac Sensitive).
For more information and to schedule a pick up, please call Huerfano Family Re- source Center (719) 738-2378.
Huerfano 4-H Fair COVID-19 plans
huErFAnO COunTY — Due to coronavirus restrictions, there will be no “open class” en- tries at the Huerfano County 4-H Fair this year. The fair is slated for August 5 – 9.
The fair board is in the process of planning the revised county fair. Further details concerning whether the fair will be open to the public and other details will be published when they are finalized.
For questions, call the Huerfano County Extension office at 719-738-3000, ext. 131.
La Veta Village food services
LA VETA — La Veta Village has two programs to help with food needs during Covid-19 alerts. If you are 60 or older or high-risk, safety-trained volunteers will shop at Charlie’s with your grocery list and deliver to your home. This service is available to anyone in the 81055 zip code or in Navajo Ranch. Con- tact Jonathan at 719-357-7633 or email: email@example.com.
Also, La Veta Village offers a free food pick-up for persons who qualify by income level or because of unemployment. Please register for a box by Wednesday at 5 pm for a pick-up the following Saturday. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Rebecca 719-746-2329.
If you would like to volunteer, call 719- 746-2329. To donate, go to lavetavillage.org
Book Nook book delivery
LA VETA — The Book Nook is happy to announce that the County Health Department has approved book delivery service for La Veta and Cuchara locals. For five dollars you will receive three books of your choice in genre, au- thor, etc. If you are friends with the Book Nook on Facebook, simply leave a message with your information and preferred method of payment. We now have a PayPal account to make secure online payments, or you can leave cash or a check made out to Friend of La Veta Library on your front porch. The books will be wiped down, placed in a new paper bag, and delivered to your doorstep.
La Veta Public Library curbside service
LA VETA — La Veta Public Library (LVPL) would like to offer curbside service for our patrons during social distancing requirements. Patrons will reserve library materials online via our catalog, or by calling in. Library staff will retrieve the materials, bag them, label them with the patron’s name, and place the bag on a table setup between the library’s Main Street porches, at the edge of the public sidewalk. Patrons will collect their materials from this table. There will be two times each day when reserved materials will be ready for pickup: 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Any unclaimed materials will be brought back into the library building at 4 p.m. The service will run Monday through Friday.
SCCOG Senior Services, Care & Share
huErFAnO COunTY — The Agency on Aging coordinates food distribution in Huerfano and Las Animas Counties and is provided through South Central Council of Governments. All Agency on Aging programs are for residents 60 years or older, assessments and reservations required. Please make reservations/cancellations one day in advance. Call 719-738-1182 or 719-738-2205 for assessments, reservations, and questions.
Take out lunch meals are provided in Walsenburg Monday through Friday at the Huerfano County Community Center. Also available, homebound meal deliveries Monday through Friday in Walsenburg and Tuesday and Friday in La Veta.
Class of 1965 planning reunion
wALSEnBurg — 1965 Class is planning on their 55th class reunion, for Walsenburg High along with the alumni from St. Marys. The date has been set for August 8th, at the La Plaza. Please contact Toni Garbizo Wallace at 970-669-8803 or Danny Pacheco at 719-671-6007, for more information.
This reunion is contingent with on the restrictions due to Covid 19. Please contact us for more information.
Aguilar Library curbside service
AguiLAr — Aguilar Public Library, 146 W Main, is offering curbside service outside the building during normal business days and hours (Tues, Thurs, Fri, Sat * 10:00 am – 2:00 pm; Wed*12:30pm-4:30pm) for the community and surrounding areas. If you are needing copies, a specific or audio book, DVD’s, or check out a Colorado State Park Backpack please call at 719-941-4426 or email email@example.com. We will gladly check them out, bag the items, then bring them outside to you. The staff will practice social distancing as well as wearing facemask and gloves upon delivery.
Trinidad Community Center now open
TrinidAd — The Trinidad Community Center is open 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday- Saturday, CLOSED on Sundays. A maximum of 10 people will be allowed in the building at one time. No showers will be allowed. A 1.5 hour time limit will apply to all patrons, on a first come, first serve basis. Sign-in before entering and follow posted COVID-19 rules. A plan is being formulated to submit to the Las Animas County Health Department to open the Trinidad Aquatic Center.
Colorado Welcome Center is open
TrinidAd — The Colorado Welcome Center will be reopening this week. We will be open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tues-Sat.
Apishapa Heritage Center now open
AguiLAr — Apishapa Heritage Center located at 131 E. Main St. is opened for the summer Our summer hours will be 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday through Saturday. Appointments are encouraged. contact information at : firstname.lastname@example.org or 719-680-1393
Register for Virtual Youth Explorers Camp II by 6/26
TrinidAd — Back by popular demand Youth Explorers Camp II. Kids can log into a Zoom Meeting for an hour each day to learn and explore Science ● Kid’s Karate ● Nutrition ● Art ● Kid’s Yoga . There are only 30 spots available so register now: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAude2pqzIjHt D0d_Ld84RZPTHoNfs8IL5A
Deadline to register: Friday, June 26, Call 719-845-4894.
Cokedale social distancing yard sales
COKEdALE — Residents of Cokedale will be hosting separate private yard sales throughout the Town on Saturday, June 27th, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m..
Everyone is asked to wear masks, keep six feet away from other participants plus wash hands and use hand sanitizer.
Tire removal service
LAS AniMAS COunTY — If you have piles of tires to be removed or know of tires abandoned that need removal, call the Las Animas-Huerfano Counties district health department at 719-846-2213. We have a waste tire removal program.
Diapers, formula available from FEMA
LAS AniMAS COunTY — Are you in need of diapers or formula during these uncertain times? We may be able to help. We received a shipment from FEMA of diapers, baby wipes and formula for Las Animas and Huerfano County. No income guidelines or paperwork to complete. We cur- rently have a limited supply of: Size 1 and Size 3 diapers, Size 4/5T Pull- Ups, Overnight Pull Ups (37# to 60#), Baby wipes and Formula, (Similac and Similac Sensitive).
For more information and to schedule a pick up, please call: Las Animas County: Huerfano-Las Animas Counties Early Childhood Council – (719) 845-0463.
Sunday food pantry in Segundo
SEgundO — For those in need during this crisis situation, we invite you to come visit our food pantry on Sundays, 11 a.m. until noon at The Lord’s Chapel Segundo.
TSD #1 free summer lunch program
TrinidAd — The free summer lunch program provides nutritious lunches for kids and teens all summer long. The free lunches will run through Friday, August 7, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Eckhart Elementary School, 1021 Pierce Street. Due to the Covid 19, lunches will be curbside pickup. In bad weather you may pick up lunches in the cafeteria by the double doors where the benches are located. Kids and teens 18 & under eat free; adult Meals $3.75. For more information about summer lunch call 845-2051or 846-3324
Carnegie library online Story Time!
TrinidAd — Virtually join Ms. Phyllis every Wednesday at 11 a.m. for stories and songs! Please register in advance to receive the virtual meeting invitation: https://www.carnegiepubliclibrary.org/virtualstorytime
Mt. Carmel wellness free virtual classes continue including fun kid’s classes
TrinidAd — Mt. Carmel Wellness & Community Center brings you FREE virtual programs and classes to help you re- main active and connected during this challenging time. These classes are available to anyone through the Zoom app. You can participate using your computer or smartphone.
See our weekly wellness schedule, followed by instructions to log-in on your computer or call-in from your phone. Get the schedule by signing up for the weekly email at: “Mt. Carmel of Colorado” email@example.com
Contact Laura at (719) 845-4894 with questions. SCCOG senior services, Care & Share
LAS AniMAS COunTY — The Agency on Aging coordinates food distribution in Huerfano and Las Animas Counties and is provided through South Central Council of Governments. All area Agency on Aging programs are for residents 60 years or older, assessments and reservations required.
Please make reservations/cancellations one day in advance at 719-846-3336. Call 719-845-1133 ext 208 or ext. 225 for assessments and questions.
Take out lunch meals are provided in Trinidad Monday through Friday at the Sayre Senior Center. Also available are homebound meal deliveries Monday through Friday in Trinidad and Tuesday and Thursday in Aguilar.
There will be a regular Care & Share distribution at 125 E. Main Street. This distribution is for Aguilar/Ludlow area residents only (proof of residency required). Every Thursday, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. there will be an emergency food distribution for those in dire need.
For all distributions, please do not show up too early, bring a pen, and stay in your vehicle. Please wear a mask.
“July Flowers” show call for artists
rATOn — Old Pass Gallery Raton, is making a call for artists for the July Flowers show. We are looking for all kinds of “Flowers”. All entries must be original works (painting, sculpture, mixed media, photography, jewelry and textile) $10 entry fee per piece or $5 per piece if you are a current Artist member. Old Pass Gallery will accept up to 5 pieces of artwork on Thursday, June 25 and Friday, June 26. The show will be hung on June 29. For additional information or questions, email or call firstname.lastname@example.org (575) 445-2052
Hungry Hearts Lunch resume
rATOn — Hungry Hearts will resume serving lunch every Saturday at St. Vincent de Paul thrift store location, 401 S. 4th St. Free lunches will be served on a drive-through, take-out only basis from 12 to 1 p.m. (while supplies last, first come- first served). Walk-up guests will be served as well. We ask that all guests, whether drive up or walk up, please wear masks. As always, lunches are free and anyone is welcome. Drive-through guests should enter from the north end of the Thrift store parking lot.
Colfax County Dems meeting online
COLFAX COunTY — The next meeting of the Colfax County Democrats will be Saturday, June 27, 2 to 3:30 p.m. via our on- line meeting format. We will meet to discuss the results of the primary and plans for the next 4 months. That’s right, only 4 more months until the most important election of our lifetime.
The Angel Fire Art & Farmers’ Market
AngEL FirE — The Angel Fire Art and Farmers Market is held every Sunday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. all summer at Frontier Park in the heart of Angel Fire.
Our market is a weekly showcase featuring a diverse selection of local and regional artists, great live music, food artisans & fresh produce. The market provides resources and opportunities to help grow small endeavors and provides a meeting place for a vibrant local community.
Commonly found at our market:
-Fresh regional produce
-Hatch Green Chile roasted on the spot
-Farm fresh eggs
-Local meat and dairy products
-Artisanal bread and baked goods
-Raw honey & much more…
We are asking visitors to take the following precautions:
-Park at least 1 space away from others
-Wear a mask
-Utilize hand sanitizers upon entering and exiting
-Stay at least 6 ft away from others
Summer services at Johnson Mesa
JOhnSOn MESA — The weekly worship services at Johnson Mesa will commence on Sunday, June 28 and will run through August 9. Services will be held at 2:30 p.m.. Pastor Chuck Wiggins of the Methodist Church in Springer will be bringing the message on June 28th. Attendees are encouraged to ob- serve the Covid-19 guidelines of the CDC and our New Mexico governor.
The Annual Picnic will be held on August 16th, and will begin with a potluck dinner at noon, followed with the worship service and an afternoon of fellowship. Musicians are encouraged to bring their instruments.
Los Lobos at the Shuler
rATOn — Due to concerns of Covid-19 virus, the Los Lobos concert at the Shuler Theater in Raton, originally scheduled for March 12, has been rescheduled for Thursday, July 2, 8 p.m.. The Shuler Restoration, Los Amigos De El Raton and the band members apologize for any inconvenience, but to exercise caution at this time is the best course of action. Existing tickets will be honored for the new date, those seeking refunds may contact the Shuler Theater at 575-445-4746 or 575-447-2207.
Reserved tickets $45 to $65 and are available at this website: Shulertheater.com or by calling 575-447-2207
Raton Elks drive-up pancake breakfast
rATOn — Pancakes on the 4th of July are a tradition in Raton. The Raton Elks Lodge, 300 S 2nd, will help our community stay with tradition this year. Please join us for a drive up pancake breakfast on Saturday, July 4, 8 to 10 a.m! $6 per plate includes 2 pancakes, 2 sausage patties, and choice of toppings. Just drive up and we will deliver fresh hot pancakes to your care. Enter the alley gong north off Apache ave. Drive right up to the back of the lodge and exit right onto Rio Grande ave.
Moonlight Hike ~ Capulin Volcano
CAPuLin — Take a ranger-guided hike at Capulin Volcano under the full moon Saturday, July 4, 8 p.m.. Subjects include night time biology, lunar geography, astronomy, and the park after dark. Come and experience Capulin Volcano in a new light! Reservations required. Call 575-278-2201 for information and reservations.