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Events for August 4, 2022


Health facts at the Fox Theatre

WALSENBURG—Join us Thursday, Aug. 4 at 5 p.m. at the Fox Theatre as Spanish Peaks Regional Health Centers Dr. Sandeep Vijan hosts Health Facts at the Fox. This free event is your chance to ask questions and get answers from Huerfano County’s leading health care experts. The event is part of Colorado’s Hospital Transformation Program, an effort to improve health care provided to Health First Colorado members. Enjoy popcorn, meet local health care experts, and get answers to questions you have regarding Medicaid, financial assistance for medical care, substance abuse, health services offered in Huerfano County and much more.

The Huerfano Winds are back

WALSENBURG— Head to Miners Plaza Thursday, Aug. 4 at 6:30 p.m. for a short concert by the newly reformed Huerfano Winds ensemble.  In case of rain, the concert will be at the Washington School auditorium, 201 E. 5th Street.
The group is under the direction of Ms. Katie Knutson, and is comprised of adult and youth members of the community.  The group is year round and is always looking for new members.
If you played back in the day, and would like to dust off your horn and get your chops back in shape, please contact Katie at

SPLD Summer program

WALSENBURG— August is Family Fun Month, so this Friday, Aug. 5 we are reading stories about having fun with family members.  Then we are going to do a fun process art painting.  We start at 10:30 a.m.  The library is located at 415 Walsen Ave. If you have any questions you may contact Ms. Sherry at 719-695-1105 or   Library hours are M – W from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm, Th – F from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm and Sundays 1 pm – 5 pm.  We hope to see you soon.

Friday art programs at MOF

WALSENBURG—Friday Art STEAM Lab is happening at MoF this Friday from 1 to 3 p.m. and continues every Friday through the week before Thanksgiving. This Friday, Melony Barton, ceramics instructor is continuing the clay project. No materials are necessary, MoF will provide all and the fee is by donation.  We encourage children ages 6 to 12 to join us. Please call 719-738-2858 or visit for more information.

First Friday Art Walk

LA VETA — Meet us in the La Veta Creative District on Friday, Aug. 5, from 5 – 7 p.m. for the First Friday Art Walk! Explore shops and galleries; meet local, national, and international artists; and dine at breweries and restaurants! All activities associated with the First Friday Art Walk are free! For more information, contact Kate McCabe at 303.746.8323 or This event is sponsored by the La Veta Creative District, Colorado Creative Industries (CCI), the Town of La Veta, and the Huerfano County Government.

Cuchara Art Show

CUCHARA— The Cuchara Valley Recreation Program has revived the Cuchara tradition of having an art show for all to enjoy. This is a highlight of the summer season with a great opportunity to celebrate our area artists. Come purchase a piece of hanging art for your home! The show will kick off Friday, Aug. 5 at 7 p.m. for our Artist Talks featuring photographer Jeff Stovall, photographer Pamela Ward, painter Ann Gethen, and Batik artist Beth Evans. Come find a special piece Saturday, August 6 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. and Sunday, August 7 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. If you are an artist interested in showing your work, the Art Show is accepting hanging art only, please drop it off August 3 at the Cuchara Community Center from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. For more information, please visit The Cuchara Community Center is located at 16500 CO-12 just south of downtown Cuchara.

Weekend movie at the FOX

WALSENBURG— The historic Fox Theatre’s weekend Our new movie for this weekend  is DC LEAGUE OF SUPER-PETS, Rated PG w/ a run-time of 1h 45m.
Krypto the Super-Dog and Superman are inseparable best friends, sharing the same superpowers and fighting crime side by side in Metropolis. However, when the Man of Steel and the rest of the Justice League are kidnapped, Krypto must convince a ragtag group of animals to master their newfound powers for a rescue mission. Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m.

S’mores Social ~ Bring a Ghost Story

WALSENBURG— Yum & Boo! Join us for a S’mores Social ~ Bring a Ghost Story to Share evening near the amphitheater at Lathrop State Park. Gather to enjoy a deliciously classic outdoor treat while socializing and sharing ghost stories that campers and visitors (maybe you?) have to share. Amphitheater seating will be nearby, or bring a camp chair or blanket if you’d like to sit closer to the s’mores makin’ area. This treat of a program is free and happens Friday, Aug. 5 at 8 p.m. Park passes are required on all vehicles entering the park. For questions or more information, please contact Lathrop State Park at 719-738-2376. The park is located at 70 County Road 502, Walsenburg.

Junior Rangers: Fishing Practice & Pointers with District Wildlife Manager Josh Bonar

WALSENBURG— For youth. Lathrop State Park has two lakes offering excellent fishing. If you love fish and all things fishing and want to learn more, Fly Fisher and District Wildlife Manager Josh Bonar (pronounced “Bonner”) will be sharing pointers to improve your fishing skills. Bring your own pole or use one provided by the park. Sunscreen, water and a hat are recommended. This program is free. Meet at 8 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 6 at the West Beach Picnic Area on Martin Lake at Lathrop State Park. Be sure to bring a parent(s) or guardian(s). Park passes are required on all vehicles entering the park. For questions or more information, please contact Lathrop State Park at 719.738.2376. The park is located at 70 County Road 502, Walsenburg.

Haircut Marathon

WALSENBURG—Saturday, Aug. 6 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. CS Stylings will be offering $15 haircuts. All proceeds will go to the RSVP of Huerfano County. Each haircut comes with a free hotdog and soda. Any eligible volunteers interested in signing up as an RSVP volunteer can do so right there at the event and receive a free t-shirt. Join the fun this Saturday.

Dog Days of Cuchara on Main Street

CUCHARA— Saturday, Aug. 6 starting at 10 a.m. Come out for the full day of tail waggin fun in Cuchara! Enjoy vendor booths, dog races, obstacle courses, rubber doggy duck races in Dodgeton creek, live music by the Cappalluccii Brother’s Band, and a Corn Hole Tournament at the Dog Bar & Grill! Come out for some good family fun and bring your dog too! This is a fundraising event for Los Huerfanos Animal Welfare Association.

Hike with Beginner’s Mind

WALSENBURG— Naturalists and scientists often begin their explorations with widely open minds and hearts. Join us for an observational and contemplative hike on the Hogback Trail to see what nature and a calm mind have to share with you. Gently step into the pureness of the moment where, when nature feels our calm, it may share more of itself. Water, sunhat and sunscreen are suggested. This contemplative adventure is free and happens Saturday, Aug. 6 at 10 a.m., starting from the amphitheater. Park passes are required on all vehicles entering the park. For questions or more information, please contact Lathrop State Park at 719-738-2376. The park is located at 70 County Road 502, Walsenburg.

Gardner Chuckwagon

GARDNER—The 78th Gardner Chuckwagon will be held on Saturday, Aug. 6 from 12 – 4 p.m.  A  meal of pot roast beef, potatoes and gravy, beans, coleslaw, corn on the cob,  biscuits and desserts will be served  at the Gardner Methodist Church pavilion.  Come out and reconnect with friends over a cup of cowboy coffee or lemonade and enjoy this long time tradition.  Proceeds will help provide scholarships for two local students to pursue their college education.

Pop-up Museum

LA VETA—Pop-up Museums are happening soon in Huerfano County.  On Saturday, Aug. 6 we will be at the Gardner Chuckwagon at 1 p.m. to capture many of the stories of the families that have made that wonderful community their home for generations. The Pop-up Museums are an important part the El Arte de Nuestros Abuelos (the Art of Our Grandparents) programs made possible through Huajatolla Heritage Foundation and Colorado Creative Industries Art in Society funding.

Burlesque Review

LA VETA— Saturday, Aug. 6, 7 p.m. join La Veta Mercantile and Queen City Productions presenting a campy, classy tongue-in-chic burlesque revue $20 advance tickets, $23 day of show. Tickets available at

Sights & Sounds of Colorado Wildlife

WALSENBURG— Come explore the sights and sounds of Colorado Wildlife with Colorado’s longest-serving game warden Bob Holder. Bob is known for his caring concern for bears and all Colorado wildlife, as well as his caring for people and what it means to live among wildlife that is essential to a healthy ecosystem and that was here long before us. Bob’s educational programs are packed with information, kindness, fun and heart. This free program happens Saturday, Aug. 6 at 7 p.m. in the Lathrop State Park Amphitheater. Park passes are required on all vehicles entering the park. For questions or more information, please contact Lathrop State Park at 719.738.2376. The park is located at 70 County Road 502, Walsenburg.

Movie on the greens

WALSENBURG— Join the Fox Theatre at the Walsenburg Golf course on Saturday, Aug. 6 at dusk for this week’s movie on the green, Gattaca (PG-13). Vincent Freeman (Ethan Hawke) has always fantasized about traveling into outer space, but is grounded by his status as a genetically inferior “in-valid.” He decides to fight his fate by purchasing the genes of Jerome Morrow (Jude Law), a laboratory-engineered “valid.” He assumes Jerome’s DNA identity and joins the Gattaca space program, where he falls in love with Irene (Uma Thurman). An investigation into the death of a Gattaca officer (Gore Vidal) complicates Vincent’s plans.
Admission is free and concessions are available for purchase. Alcohol, burgers, hotdogs, and brats are available for purchase.Donations are accepted. Each movie event cost nearly $2000.00 so your contribution ensures our financial success. Kids activities start at 7 p.m. and the movie starts at 8:30. 1399 Co Rd 502, Walsenburg. Enter Lathrop State Park and follow signs to the golf course. You DO NOT need to pay for a park pass. Access to the golf course is FREE.

Community resource fair

HUERFANO— Sunday, Aug. 7, 1 – 3 p.m. at the Huerfano County Community Center at 928 Russell St, Walsenburg join us for a community resource fair. We will have clothing, diapers, wipes, toys, games fun booths and more. There will also be resources and educational supplies available. For more information or to donate please contact HuLA Early Childhood Council at 719-856-0463

Blood drive

HUERFANO—American Legion Post 16 will hold a blood drive on Tuesday, Aug. 9 from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m at the Huerfano Community Center in Walsenburg. Preregister at  or call 1-877-258-4825 for more information.

Wahatoya Ranger Kids

HUERFANO —Two Peaks Fitness’ summer program, Wahatoya Ranger Kids. Includes nature hikes, nature-based fun activities, and environmental and outdoor educational programs. Kids will learn about wildlife safety, how not to get lost and what to do if you are, animal signs and tracking, useful wild plants, and Native American lore and legends. The cost per session is $10 if parent is gym member, $15 if parent is non-member. Scholarships are available! Wednesday, Aug. 10 from 9 a.m.- 3:30 a.m. Kids Aged 9-14 can participate. For more information and to download the registration form, see Two Peaks Fitness website, at You can also come by Two Peaks Fitness, 216 S Main St in La Veta, M-F 9am-12noon or 3-6pm.

Acrylic Painting Workshop

LA VETA—Coni Grant, distinguished acrylic artist based in Alamosa, is offering an art workshop at SPACe Wednesday, Aug. 10, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. for artists who want to learn more about the unexpected advantages of acrylic paints – and push their own work in new directions.  Students will work through two projects which teach techniques that can be applied to their own work. The cost is $70. Students provide their own materials, however there is a $5 fee for specialty materials provided by Grant and easels are available. A suggested supply list is available at SPACe or on the website. To register for the workshop, call SPACe, 719 742-3074 or visit Tues. – Sat. 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., or go online and pay by credit card at

Is it Life or Death Insurance?

WALSENBURG—Not everyone can afford life insurance, nor consider it important. David Tesitor from DATCO Insurance will co-present with Elisa Ingoldby from Boies-Ortega Funeral Home information regarding the necessities of insurance – life, death, long term care, etc….Come learn the ins and outs of whether insurance is necessary and it can help your life and death! Join us at Spanish Peaks Library Community Room on Wednesday, Aug. 10, at 11 a.m. Refreshments served. Questions, call 719-738-2152.

American Legion Post 16 meeting

HUERFANO—Huerfano Post 16 of The American Legion will have its monthly meeting on Wednesday, Aug. 10 at 6 p.m. at the Walsenburg Housing Authority Office, 220 Russell Ave. in Walsenburg. We will be making plans for the upcoming year. All Veterans are invited to attend. The 2023 Membership Cycle is starting and if you join in August, you can get 5 months of Membership free. If you have any questions, please call Dave Rogers 719-738-9965.

Huerfano County Fair

HUERFANO—Join us at the Huerfano County Fair Wednesday, Aug. 10 – Sunday, Aug. 14 at the 4-H fair grounds in La Veta. For a full list of events please visit

Author talk with Virginia Sanchez

LA VETA—On Thursday, Aug. 11, at 1 p.m. Ms. Sanchez will present a informative session at the La Veta Library based on her book “The Forgotten Cucharenos of the Lower Valley”. This Cucharas was established in 1866 northeast of present-day Walsenburg. Sanchez will bring the Plaza of Cucharas and its surroundings alive as she introduces the forgotten stage stop for the Barlow and Sanderson Stage, the early irrigation systems on farms, the school, and the railroad town of Cucharas Junction. Her book about Cucharas was published by The History Press in 2010 and it received the 2011 Miles History Award from the History Colorado Center. Support from Huajatolla Heritage Foundation and Colorado Humanities allows us to offer this important program for free!

Groundbreaking ceremony for the new Walsenburg JR/SR high building

WALSENBURG— Friday, Aug. 12 at 10 a.m. join us for the Huerfano School District RE-1 groundbreaking ceremony of the new Walsenburg Junior/Senior High School building. Meet near the flagpole at 355 W Pine St, Walsenburg.

Fridays for Fun at LVSA- Printmaking

LA  VETA—All children from 6-12 are invited to participate in La Veta School of the Arts’ summer art program. Younger children can participate with an adult assistant.  Friday, Aug. 12, Lana Thomas Wachterman  will teach how to make original prints and print duplicates without a press.  This process is easy to learn and beautiful to see.  All Fridays For Fun classes are 1-3pm and if you call ahead 719-742-3421 and leave your name and number, the classes are $10.   If you pay at the door, the cost is $15.  Scholarships are also available.

Sumi and big brush painting class

LA VETA—The La Veta School of the Arts is offering Sumi and Big Brush Painting to be taught by artist, Raquel Dimond on Saturday, Aug. 13 and Sunday, Aug. 14. Raquel’s studio has been in Colorado for many years where she works in Sumi, and does bead work, weaving, and painting. She studied and worked in the art departments of several art magazines before settling here. Raquel’s students will learn about the history and techniques of Sumi painting, as well as the materials needed. All levels of experience are welcome. An introduction to the big brush and regular bamboo brushes will lead to rendering leaves, flower petals, grasses and branches. Sumi ink will be used on rice paper. Students in this class always make beautiful paintings! Cost for this 2-day workshop on Aug 13 and 14 is $150 plus $30 lab fee that will pay for all supplies. Lab fee payable to the instructor at the start of class.. All classes take place at LVSA across from Town Park on Ryus Ave. in La Veta. For more information and to register, please visit www.the or call class administrator Lana Thomas at 719-746-2252.

Mushrooms of Spanish Peaks Country with local naturalist Bob Kennemer

LA VETA—The Spanish Peaks area, including the Wet Mountains, and the Sangre de Cristo Range, are home to hundreds of mushrooms. Many are edible, some are poisonous, a few are hallucinogenic, most we know little about. This lecture and slide program will help lift the veil on mushrooms of the area. Foraging dos and don’ts will be addressed, including suggested books and equipment. Several sample mushrooms will be presented. Ways to process and preserve mushrooms will be discussed. Mushrooms are now being used: to make clothing, furniture, medicines, fertilizers, meat substitutes, and to clean up everything from oil spills to radioactive waste. Mushroom expert and pioneer, Paul Stamets has said, “Mushrooms will save the world!” Come learn just what this claim means at the La Veta Public Library on Saturday, Aug. 13, 2 – 3:30 p.m. $10 per person.

Stonewall Century Ride

HUERFANO—Saturday, Aug. 13 the Stonewall Century Ride returns. Riders will be leaving La Veta and going to Segundo and then back on the scenic Highway of Legends. Covering 25, 50, 75 or 102.4 miles and 7500 feet of elevation gain. For more information on the events or to register please visit

Stand Still and Look Stupid: Hedy Lamarr Story

LA VETA – The Francisco Center for the Performing Arts is proud to present Stand Still and Look Stupid: Hedy Lamarr Story, performed by Emily Ebertz as Hedy Lamarr and written by Mike Broemmel. This show is one night only, sharing the story of Hedy Lamarr, a “leading lady” during the Golden Age of Hollywood as well as an ingenious inventor. The show is Saturday, Aug. 13 at 7 p.m. and all tickets are general admission and go fast. Tickets and information are available at The Francisco Center for the Performing Arts is located at 127 W. Francisco St. in La Veta.

Cuchara Chapel last summer service

CUCHARA—Only one more service this summer it will be on Sunday, Aug. 14 at 11 a.m. located off Hwy 12. It is the log and stone chapel just south of Cuchara Village. Bring your own chair and join us after for our annual picnic. Please bring your own food, no potluck buffet.

Writer’s Workshop

LA VETA—Colorado Humanities and Huajatolla Heritage Foundation are pleased to partner with the La Veta Library in bringing Annie Toro Lopez to continue our exploration of writing skills. Ms. Lopez is a long-time professional Reading and Writing teacher. She is also the founder of High Prairie Press. “The Writer’s Handbook; An Indispensable Grammar and Style Guide” is her recently published guide for aspiring authors or anyone who finds writing to be part of their daily lives. It is available on Amazon. Come join Annie and be guided through polishing your storytelling and writing skills. The free program will be presented Wednesday, Aug. 17 from 1 – 3 p.m. Direct any inquiries to

Crafting a God’s Eye

WALSENBURG— Beautiful yarns from all over the country will be used to craft a God’s Eye. Friday, Aug. 19 from 1 – 3 p.m. at the  Walsenburg Housing Authority Activities Room.  220 Russell Ave, Walsenburg. This art form was first made in Mexico by the Hurchol or Wixarika people who used them for prayer and protection.  It was given to a child at birth to ensure a life of health and happiness.  We provide all supplies and refreshments at no charge.  Instruction by Sharona Nova.  Call 719-989-8438 to RSVP before August 17. Handicap Accessible. Sponsored by Mt. Rose Health Center and Arts in Society.

Eleanor of Aquitaine: A Queen with a Bone to Pick

LA VETA – The Francisco Center for the Performing Arts is proud to present Eleanor of Aquitaine: A Queen with a Bone to Pick, written and performed by La Veta’s very own Sam Law. Come Meet The queen To whom YOU owe SO much … INCLUDING Democracy! Come hear what this feisty woman has to say for herself about her fabulously colorful life and be the judge of her due acclaim. This performance is one night only, Saturday, Aug. 20 at 7 p.m. All tickets are general admission. Tickets and information are available at The Francisco Center for the Performing Arts is located at 127 W. Francisco St. in La Veta.


Please be advised that the Tourism Trolley will NOT be running on Sundays. Most of the stops it usually makes on the tour are closed on that day, and because of gas prices, it doesn’t make it feasible.

Senior day at Books & More Bookstore

TRINIDAD—Senior Day at Books & More Bookstore 132 N. Commercial St., Trinidad, CO, will be Friday, Aug. 5, from 11 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. and Saturday, Aug 6, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.  Most items 1/2 price.  Please call us for more information 719-846-8522.

First Friday art walk

TRINIDAD— Friday, Aug. 5 from 5 – 8 p.m. is Trinidad’s First Friday art walk on Main and Commercial. Join us at the Marketplace Gallery at 149 E. Main, Entertainment- at Gallery Row, 149 E. Main, Drop City Coffee at 112 N. Commercial, AR Mitchell 150 E. Main, Corazon Gallery and Mutiny Café.
“Aliens in Trinidad” Artwork related to UFO’s and Alien sightings at the First Friday Artwalk, Aug 5, 5-8 pm, 149 E. Main St. Trinidad in Marketplace Gallery. Come share your stories!

Friday Night Live

TRINIDAD—This Friday, Aug. 5 and every Friday Night throughout the summer join us at 8 p.m. for Friday Night Live at Trinidad Lake State Park . Our Park Rangers inform and entertain with everything going on in around the Park.

Bon Carbo poker run

LAS ANIMAS—The 3rd Annual Bon Carbo Poker Run, will be held Saturday, Aug. 6 starting at 8:30 a.m. Registration/first card at 135 N Animas, Trinidad. parking lot, 8:30 – 9:30. 2nd card in Aguilar, 3rd Card in Cuchara, 4th Card in Stonewall and final card for the hand at the BonCarbo fire station. $25 first hand, $15 additional hand with cash prizes. Music and food from 4 p.m. – 5 p.m. 719-846-8538 or call/text 410-562-1390

PWP Bags & Brews River Cleanup

TRINIDAD—Saturday, Aug. 6 at 9 a.m. meet at the white patio by the old Noah’s Ark entrance. Trash bags, brand new gloves, factory-sealed bottles of water, brand new safety vests, disinfecting wipes will be provided. Bring whatever additional personal protective gear you would like – sunscreen, hat, mask, personal water bottle, your own gloves if you’d rather, etc. Afterwards, we’ll head over to Moose’s for a post-event social and celebration! For  questions call  970-420-1915. Sponsored by Purgatoire Watershed Partnership.

Aguilar Festival & Car Show

AGUILAR—The Friends of Aguilar, along with the Town of Aguilar and local sponsors, will once again sponsor the yearly Aguilar Festival Saturday, Aug. 6th. The theme this year will be “Celebrating our Roots”  and will coincide with the 100 year anniversary of St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Aguilar.  Starting with Parade that will include kids decorated bikes, at 10:00,line up at 9:30. For questions about how to enter your kids decorated bike please contact Mari at 765-376-5586. There will also be  a car show with 7 classes with prizes this year, kids crafts and games.  There will be music and dancing in the park, beer garden and petting zoo. We welcome food or craft vendors, parade or car/bike entries. For more information call 316-214-3364 or find us on Facebook at Friends of Aguilar.

Community resource fair

LAS ANIMAS— Saturday, Aug. 6, 1 – 3 p.m. at the Las Animas County Health Department join us for a community resource fair. We will have clothing, diapers, wipes, toys, games fun booths and more. There will also be resources and educational supplies available. For more information or to donate please contact HuLA Early Childhood Council at 719-856-0463.

ROAR for Relay for Life

TRINIDAD—Come ROAR with us in the fight against cancer! Join us on Saturday, Aug. 6, 4 – 6 p.m. for too much fun, have a team, celebrate survivors and remember loved ones. Opening ceremony is at 4:30 p.m. and a special tribute to Linda Pfalmer, cancer survivor and caregiver dinner at 5:30 p.m. Live music by Tommy D Productions, human Foosball, pie eating contest, talent show, 50/50 raffle, tons of kids activities and food vendors. For more info or to register your foosball team call Kendra Doherty at 719-680-0693 or 719-946-5510, or call Lesley Abeyta-Hertzing at 719-859-2065. We still need volunteers.
The Horno and the Hispanic Culture of the Purgatoire River Valley

TRINIDAD—Join Park Staff and Deanna Philbin and experience Hispanic history and culture of the Purgatoire River Valley on Saturday, Aug. 6 at 7 p.m.  The presentation includes some hands-on activities, an opportunity to sample food cooked in the adobe horno, and a mini Spanish lesson. Join us at the amphitheater at Trinidad State Park for this fun and informative program.

St. Anthony celebration 100 years

AGUILAR—St. Anthony Catholic Church in Aguilar will be celebrating their 100th Anniversary on Sunday,  Aug. 7 at 8  a.m. Rev. Isaac Kariuki and Bishop Stephen J. Berg will be saying mass.  Everyone is welcome to attend and celebrate with us. If you have any questions please call the office 719-941-4124 and leave a message, all messages will be returned.

Save the Storks mobile appointments available

TRINIDAD—Save the Storks mobile will be at the Hope Pregnancy Center at 1532 Santa Fe Trail in Trinidad, CO every 2nd Tuesday of the month from 11am to 3pm, starting Tuesday, Aug. 9.  They offer free ultrasound imaging!  Please call Hope at 719-846-4889 or message at Hope Pregnancy Center on Facebook for more information and to set an appointment.  Walk-ins are welcome!

Murder at the Orient Express

TRINIDAD—“Murder at the Orient Express” opens Friday, Aug. 12 at 7 p.m. and runs Aug 12-14 and  Aug 19-21. Fri and Sat at 7 p.m., Sun at 2 p.m.  Murder & mayhem that takes place in a Chinese restaurant run by two Irish sisters and a German waitress.  Appropriate for all ages.  Main Street LIVE, 131 W Main in Trinidad.  Please call  719 846 4762 for more information.

Trail Work Saturdays with Trinidad Trails Alliance

TRINIDAD—Join Trinidad Trails Alliance to help maintain and expand our favorite local trails at the Wormhole! We’re meeting every second Saturday at 9       a.m. throughout the summer. If you have a favorite tool, bring it along. We will also supply additional tools. Bring your own water, sunscreen, and work gloves. This Saturday, Aug. 13, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. is Dog Days of Summer, bring your well-behaved (and leashed) doggos. For questions and more info, contact (719) 859-0379.

Movie in the park

TRINIDAD—Bring your blankets and chair for a movie in the park on Saturday, Aug. 13 at dusk. Join us at Central Park lower level for this free movie in park. Bring the whole family and your favorite snacks. We will be showing Sonic 2. Questions please call Julie Mattorano at 719-251-6509


Steel and Wheels- complimentary Via Ferrata & e-bike tours

RATON— We want you to be among the first to take part in our debut experiences. Book your visit to Vermejo between now Sept. 5 to enjoy a complimentary guided Via Ferrata climb and E-bike tour.
Via Ferrata, which is Italian for “iron way” is a system of metal ladders and cables developed in WWI to move troops through the Alps. Today, it has become a fun and popular pastime worldwide. With balance-beam walks, a swinging bridge crossing, and a rock prow traverse that puts you 30 feet off the ground, our course is an approachable and thrilling introduction to this elevated activity.
Imagine riding with the wind constantly at your back. Relaxing isn’t? Alongside our fleet of mountain and gravel bikes you can now experience the thrill of e-mountain bikes. With a motor built into the frame, these pedal-assist bicycles provide extra power to make those hills easier and to keep your ride smoother.
Connect with nature during our newest activities and discover a new view. For more details or to book the complimentary tour, please call 575-445-3097

Crows and Ravens Art Competition

SPRINGER— Laughing Crow Artisans is sponsoring the Crows and Ravens Art Competition. Submissions will be accepted between July 15,  and Sept. 15. Public voting begins Aug. 1, so get your entries in early! The winners will be announced on Sept. 16, 2022. The top 10 finalists will be represented in the Crows and Ravens Exhibit beginning Oct.1, 2022. There is also a cash prize for Grand Prize, Second Place, Third Place, and Two Honorable Mentions totaling a minimum of $1,000.
Learn more at

Johnson Mesa Church schedule

RATON—Join us on Sundays at The Johnson Mesa Church, the Little Rock Church on the Mesa, east of Raton. Services are every Sunday at 2:30 p.m.  This  Sunday,  Aug.  7 at 2:30 p.m. we will have Chuck Wiggins, Pastor from Methodist Church in Springer. Sunday, Aug. 14 will be our annual picnic. The potluck meal begins at noon, and the worship service will be immediately after the meal. The message will be given by Monte McGowen, Pastor of the Lighthouse Church-Raton NM

Sugarite Canyon Reach for the Stars Program

RATON—Come explore the wonders of Sugarite’s night sky by telescope with Kelly Ricks, former Sugarite ranger and Geoff Goins, ranger at Capulin Volcano National Park. Join us at Soda Pocket Park Amphitheater on Friday, Aug. 5 at 8 p.m.

Moonlight Hike

CAPULIN—Take a ranger guided hike at Capulin Volcano under the full or nearly full moon on Saturday, Aug. 6 at 8:30 p.m. Come and experience the top of Capulin Volcano in a new light! Wear warm clothing and layers as the weather may be chilly. Meet at the visitor center before heading up the volcano. Reservations are required; call 575-278-2201 with the number of people attending to reserve a spot!

Summer food baskets for students

SPRINGER—On Monday, Aug. 8, Springer Municipal Schools and the Food Pantry of Santa Fe will be giving food baskets for the 2nd time this summer. This is only for families with students enrolled in the Springer Schools District. This includes Head Start Program as well. (PreK thru 12th). Exact time will be shared on the schools that social media page and the districts School reach phone system.  Location will be the Springer High school campus. For more info call (575) 493 – 2482.

23rd Annual Raton International Golf Tournament

RATON—Get ready for the 23rd annual Raton International Golf Tournament sponsored by InBank to be held Friday, Aug. 12-Sunday Aug. 14. Three person teams, fights for everyone, modified scramble format features Stableford Scring. Please call 575-445-8113 for more information.

Gun show and hunting expo

RATON—Join us at the Raton Convention Center at 901 S. 3rd St. On Saturday, Aug 13 from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Sunday, Aug 14 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Bring an item to trade or sell and get $1 off admission. $ 10 for adults and $9 for veterans, Kids 12 and under are free. Cash paid for military items WWII and earlier. For more information please call 405-503-3665 of email


George McJunkin: Cowboy, Ranch Foreman & Citizen Scientist

SANTA FE  — Join us for a free public education presentation, George McJunkin: A Black Ranch Foreman’s Inspiring Connection to PaleoIndians, a Role Model for Diversity, and the first Pecos Conference, at Pecos National Historical Park’s Forked Lightning Ranch unit, on Sunday, Aug. 14, 2022.
In a series of lectures and poster presentations, the event will celebrate the life of George McJunkin, African-American cowboy, ranch supervisor, citizen scientist, historian, and discoverer of the Folsom Paleoindian site. These talks will be held on the centennial of his passing and in conjunction with the 95th anniversary of the founding of the Pecos Conference of Southwestern Archaeology at Pecos Pueblo.

Following the first Pecos Conference in 1927, Dr. A.V. Kidder was called to Folsom, New Mexico to view McJunkin’s find, at which time leading scientists met and confirmed the authenticity and antiquity of the site, demonstrating that Native American ancestors were present in North America during the last Ice Age. New research in 2022 reveals the presence of extensive archaeological sites which can be associated with George McJunkin’s life & work in and around Folsom.

Selected speakers well-versed in New Mexico’s ranching cultures and historic development will remember George McJunkin in the context of his times, his community, and the ranching economy of northeastern New Mexico.  The lectures will begin at 10 a.m. and end at approximately 1 p.m.  A question and answer session will follow. Access the event via Kozlowski’s Trading Post on New Mexico Highway 63, south of Pecos Village.