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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
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

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 following the annual meeting.


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

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@

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.

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.

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
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!!


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 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.

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, or 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 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.


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 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

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!

Trustee resigns position

Town now accepting letters of interest for vacancy by E.E.Mullens LA VETA — Citing an upcoming medical procedure and the subsequent recuperation period, La Veta

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