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107th Annual Ludlow Memorial Ceremony

OUR WORLD  —  The United Mine Workers of America will be conducting their 107th Annual Ludlow Service on Sunday June 27, 2021.
It will begin at 10:00am and will be held at the Ludlow Memorial Site. Keynote Speaker this year is UMWA International Secretary-Treasurer Levi Allen. Gaylan Prescott, United Steelworkers District 12 Director, Mike Dalpiaz, UMWA Int. V.P. for District 22, Dr. Fawn Amber Montoya, and Dr. Ericka Wills will also speak. Hope to see everyone there!

Philosophy Café Meeting – Emotional Labor
OUR WORLD  —  Join us for the next meeting on Monday, June 14th at 5:00p.m. The topic is Emotional Labor.
The term was first used in 1983, when American sociologist Arlie Hochschild wrote about it in her book, The Managed Heart. At the time, Arlie described emotional labor as having to “induce or suppress feeling in order to sustain the outward countenance that produces the proper state of mind in others.”
This will be a remote  Zoom discussion. To join, email for a link to register.

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 information, see


MoF hosts two art exhibitions dealing with conflict

WALSENBURG  — The Museum of Friends is hosting two unique art exhibitions until July 24.  Talking it Out Coming to An Agreement & Contemporary Artists Dealing with Conflict. The works on view are not decorative nor depict light subject matter and as such it is recommended that children who visit are accompanied by a parent or care-giver. This content is highly recommended for middle and high-school aged children. The museum is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 am until 5 pm or by special appointment.

Walsenburg Mining Museum and Huerfano Heritage Center opening

WALSENBURG —  The Walsenburg Mining Museum is now open on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. or by appointment. Phone:  719-738-1992        Website:
The Huerfano Heritage Center will also be open for historical and family information, historical archives, newspapers back to 1898, historical photos and more year-round. The hours are:  Wednesday 2 to 5p.m., Thursday 11 to 3 p.m. and Friday 2 p.m to 5 p.m.  Phone:   719-738-2346 , E-mail:,     Facebook:    The Huerfano Heritage Center-Home/Facebook.
Tours are back! To commemorate the 200th anniversary of the Santa Fe Trail, the Huerfano County Historical Society will offer a tour of the Taos Trail, which was an important branch of the Santa Fe Trail, on Saturday, August 28. Historical re-enactors will be at each stop. There will be further details as they are finalized.  For reservations or more info call or leave message at 719-738-2346.

La Veta Mercantile Patio Ice Cream Social

LA VETA —  On Friday, June 11 from 4 to 7 p.m., the La Veta Mercantile is hosting an Ice Cream Social. Proceeds from hot fudge sundae sales will go to  benefit the Friends of La Veta Library. Refreshments are courtesy of the family of Roberta Rosen. Happy Hour beer and wine are also available for purchase. $4 per sundae. Music and Friends!

Church Spring Rummage Sale Fundraiser

LA VETA — St. Anne’s Guild at Christ the King Catholic Church in La Veta will be hosting an indoor/outdoor Spring Rummage Sale Fundraising event on Friday, June 11th & Saturday, June 12th from 8:00a.m. to 2:00p.m. There will be a lot of new and used items. Please check it out and support our local community!

Fun Fridays!

LA VETA — Field trips for kids on Fridays, organized by Two Peaks Fitness. All kids are welcome to join; maximum 10 kids/activity.
Cost: $10 for children of gym members, $15 for non-members.
Planned activities for Summer 2021:
June 11 – Great Sand Dunes, 11am-5pm
June 25 – Pueblo Zoo & Buells Children’s Museum – 11am-5pm
July 9 – Colorado Reptile/Gator Farm 11 am-3pm
July 23 – Pueblo YMCA Pool 11am-3pm
August 6 – Rock Climbing in Stonewall 11am-4pm
August 20 – Cuchara Mountain Park Mini Golf and Frisbee Golf 11am-3pm
You must register and sign a waiver for each activity in advance. This is a drop-off only activity; a guardian must be present if your child is under the age of 5. Register by emailing us at

Colorado State University Extension needs your help!
Please take a survey to identify the needs, and issues affecting your community. We are part of your community, and want to do more to help locally!  The survey will take about 11 mimutes.  You can take it following the link here: The survey closes June 27, do plase help now.

Junior Ranger activities at Lathrop Park, also, snakes!
HUERFANO COUNTY— From June 10 – June 12th there will be several special programs for kids out at Lathrop State Park.
On Thursday, June 10th, at 10:30a.m. there will be a wildflower hike starting at the visitors center.
On Friday, June 11, at 1:30 p.m. there will be a food chain activity at the amphitheater.
On Saturday, June 12, at 1:30 p.m. there will be a nature scavenger on the hogback, meet at the amphitheatre.
Also on June 12 at 7:30p.m. at the amphitheatre – SNAKES presented by Bob Kennemer. Be amazed.

The United Church of Walsenburg hosts Rabbi Marks

WALSENBURG  — On June 13 and 27, the United Church of Walsenburg will be sponsoring afternoon meetings with Rabbi Michael Marks. The meetings will begin at 1:00 p.m. each Sunday in the church sanctuary. Rabbi Marks has 40 years of pastoral ministry, three ordinations and a smicha, founded numerous ministries as well as lead tours in Israel and taught in the Ukraine and Poland. Rabbi Marks will cover several topics during the course of the three Sundays.

Walsenburg Golf Course turns 55!

WALSENBURG  — The Walsenburg Golf Course is turning 55 this month and there will be a full weekend of activities to celebrate!
On Friday, June 11, there will be a Bocce Ball Tournament.
On Saturday, June 12, there will be a Golf Tournament and Gala Dinner.
On Sunday, June 13,  there will be brunch.
RSVP to Mike at (719) 890-4292 and for more info, call Gary Vezzani at (719) 859-5306 or Doc Menghini at (719) 738-2111, or go to

3D archery shoot at Cuchara Mountain

CUCHARA — Come out to the first Cuchara Valley Archery 3D shoot at the Cuchara Mountain Park on June 12th! All ages and experience levels welcome. Registration will be from 7 am – 10 am. Shooters will start upon registration. $30 – Adults, $20 – 18 and Under, FREE 10 and Under. Visit to learn more!

Children’s Activity Day at New Hope Community Church

WALSENBURG  — New Hope Community Church located at 801 Pennsylvania Ave in Walsenburg is celebrating summer with a special day for kids on Sunday June 13th. Registration begins at 8:45 a.m.  Activities begin at 9:00 a.m. focused on the story of Zacchaeus meeting Jesus. A brief program will begin at 11:30 a.m. with a hot dog lunch following the sharing time. Activities include crafts, recreation, and Bible study for kids ages 6-11. Accompanying family and friends are encouraged to attend the program and are welcome to visit during the activities. No other child care is provided. All materials and lunch are provided by the church.

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 on Monday, June 14th at 6:00p.m. A draft agenda is available on the HCWCD website at Instructions for joining the meeting remotely are also on the website.
Tentative agenda items include water cases filed in May for Huerfano County, river reports, updates on flood mitigation and collaborative storage grants, progress report on Sheep Mountain Augmentation Facility construction.

Free veggie growing course

HUERFANO COUNTY — Colorado State University is offering a vegetable growing course that is free so long as registration is completed by June 14th. After June 14th, there will be a $40 charge for the course.
You will learn to plan and plant vegetables in tour own garden, properly prepare and fertilize the soil, routinely care for your vegetable garden, and successfully grow tomatoes and more!
For more information, go to or call the Huerfano County Extension Service at (719) 738-3000 EXT. 130 or 131

La Veta Public Library Tails and Tales Summer Program

LA VETA — Our kid’s program next week will be making potions inspired by mythical animals. This is a “drop by” program and will be held outside on the La Veta Library’s lawn. Come by Wednesday, June 16th, anytime between 10:30 & 12. For more info visit our website or call 719-742-3572.

SPBA to host a watch party at My One Hour Office

WALSENBURG  — The SPBA will be hosting watch parties of the Small Business Development Center classes on digital marketing for small businesses June 15 and 17th starting at 8:30 a.m. In this two part digital marketing class series, you will learn about the strategy behind branding your business and how it can be applied online. You will also learn about the online tools and platforms that are appropriate for your business and how to set them up with consistent design and messaging. These efforts will promote business and brand awareness, new customer acquisitions and ultimately increase revenue. This is a free event with coffee and snacks! Email with questions.

The Moving Vietnam Wall

WALSENBURG  —The Moving Vietnam Memorial Wall is coming! It is scheduled for June 18-20 at the old Lathrop Boys Home, immediately East of the Spanish Peaks Regional Hospital 23500 US Highway 160. The Wall Dedication Ceremonies will be on Friday June 18 at 10 a.m. and Saturday and Sunday the Wall will be open at 8:00AM.
If space is available, you can park in the Hospital Parking Lot, with overflow parking at Triple H Storage 22240 US Highway 160, Lathrop State Park overflow lot (directly across for the Hospital) and the vacant lot next to Andreatta Well Service 1100 W. 7th Street at the West end of town. All locations will have bus service starting at 9 a.m. until 4 p.m.. Please don’t walk on Highway 160, wait for the bus! Below is a schedule for the Wall. Hope to see you there! For additional information or questions, call Commander Gary Baldwin, 719-738-2801

Ribbon cutting for Everlasting Discomfort

WALSENBURG  — The Spanish Peaks Chamber of Commerce and Spanish Peaks Business Alliance are pleased to announce a ribbon-cutting celebration for Everlasting Discomfort Productions LLC, a new business located at 518 Main St in Walsenburg. The event will take place June 19th at noon. Free pizza, soda, and pictures!
Everlasting Discomfort offers the full range of photography and video services, from camerawork to editing and will even assist your project with production needs such as location and talent scouting and storyboard design. Owner Jack Shelton is new to the area but has already become a great community asset, helping capture community events.

Kids K-5 Dance Camp

LA VETA — Through a collaboration between dance instructor Ashley Vandagriff, La Veta Schools, and Two Peaks Fitness, a dance camp is being offered for students in grades K-5 from June 21 – 25. Classes will take place Monday – Friday from 9 a.m. to 12:45 p.m
The cost is $80per child.
Please donate to the dance camp scholarship fund at Two Peaks Fitness so a child can experience the love of dance!  Register at Two Peaks Fitness: Monday-Friday 9 to noon and 3 to 6  p.m,. or at 216 S. Main, La Veta, 719-742-3555,

SPACe Plein Air Oil Painting

LA VETA — The Spanish Peaks Arts Council is offering a one day Plein Air (outdoors) Painting workshop June 22, in conjunction with the 2021 Western Rendezvous art show. Cheryl St. John, awards judge for the show, will teach the workshop, 9:30 am – 3:30 pm with a lunch break.
Although she will be demonstrating with oils, all 2D media will be accepted. Materials are NOT provided. The cost is $75. To register, call 719 742-3074 or pick up a registration form at SPACe, 132 W. Ryus, La Veta. Information, a materials list and registration forms are also available on the SPACe website,
Visit to see Cheryl’s amazing paintings. A Colorado native, she also offers workshops in the Vail Valley and Mallorca, Spain. This is a great opportunity to learn how to capture the beauty of our area as well as how to paint what you see.

Aguilar Library Summer Reading Program

AGUILAR — The Aguilar Public Library is happy to announce our Summer Reading Program for 2021  themed “Tails and Tales” June 25th and 26th.
*Fri, June 25 @ 11:00 am – 1:30 pm
>Crafts – 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
>Lunch – 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
>Puppet Show – 1:00pm – 1:30 pm
*Sat, June 26th @ 11:00 am – 1:30 pm
>Workshops – 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
>Lunch Break 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm
> Ann Lincoln Entertainment  presents
FOAM PARTY @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm (outside entertainment)
**If weather doesn’t cooperate Magic show will be the alternative @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm in the Community Center.For info call 719-941-4426.

Wine Tasting and Auction for SPAWP Benefit

CUCHARA — On June 30, at the Cuchara Mountain Mercantile, there will be a wine tasting and auction fundraiser to benefit the Spanish Peaks Alliance for Wildfire Protection. Tickets are $50 per person and are available from the Cuchara Country Store and the La Veta Mercantile or from SPAWP members.

La Veta Independence Day Parade

LA VETA — Hallelujah as we slowly return to normalcy!  The Spanish Peaks Chamber of Commerce is again organizing this year’s La Veta Independence Day Parade, which will be held Saturday July 3rd on Main St in downtown La Veta. (For those participating with floats, line up for the parade starts at 9:30 at the La Veta Schools on E. Garland.)
This year the Las Animas-Huerfano County District Health Department requires that no candy be thrown to the spectators and that bystanders do not gather close together in the downtown proper area. Please find your place along the parade route and spread out.
The theme of the parade this year is Memories of History.
We welcome participation by individuals, organizations, agencies, civic, and church, and school groups. Please contact LaRissa Morris for more information  808-936-0663

Spanish Peaks Backroads 5 Miles race registration

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 information, visit

Spanish Peaks Half Marathon registration open

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 Registration at
Scholarships for the half marathon and relay available for teens; contact to register.


Father’s Day gift baskets

LAS ANIMAS COUNTY — Get your father, husband, grandfather, brother, uncle, son, boyfriend, or special man one of 3 amazing gift baskets for Father’s Day! Or just get one for you! we have done the hard work getting all the goodies gathered for you. All you have to do is get your name in for the raffle drawings. The baskets are worth at least 4125 or more each. Each ticket is $5 each or $20 for 5 tickets. Drawing will be Tuesday, June 15th and pick up is at Corradino Auto Body in Trinidad, CO until Friday, June 18th. you can see the baskets at Corradino and put your name in or call kendra &719) 946-5510 or (719) 680-0693. all proceeds go to American Cancer Society ROAR for Relay for Life!

The Barlow & Hang Rounders at the ‘Dad Lounge

TRINIDAD — On Saturday, June 12th at 8:00p.m. the Barlow & Hang Rounders will play at the Trinidad Lounge at 421 N. Commercial St. Doors will open at 7:00p.m. and the show will start at 8:00p.mish. Tickets are $6 at the door only. 21+

Freedom Road presents Main Street Comedy with Derrick Stroup

TRINIDAD — Derrick Stroup will be performing Comedy at Main Street Live at 131 West Main. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. and the show starts at 8 p.m.
Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 the night of the show.

Pride Party at the ‘Dad Lounge

TRINIDAD — Let’s celebrate the richness and diversity of the Trinidad community. All are welcome. The event will take place on June 13th from 12:00p.m. – 11:00p.m. Family friendly daytime activities soon to be announced along with evening entertainment.

Summer Reading Kickoff

TRINIDAD —Carnegie Public Library in Trinidad is excited to announce the start of our Summer Reading Program, Tails and Tales, which begins with our Summer Reading Kickoff, Saturday, June 12 from 6-10 p.m. at Central Park in Trinidad. We will have a table set up for Summer Reading registration, as this will be the last day for participants to register. This free community event will also include food provided by Lee’s BBQ, a performance by the Mt. Carmel Youth Orchestra, a story read by our children’s librarian Phyllis Kilgroe, a movie shown in the park, and a raffle for two participants to each win a bike donated by Trinidad Community Foundation.
Other local businesses will have booths set up at the event and will provide fun activities for the participants. This event is provided in partnership with Southern Colorado Family Center.


Memorial for Nina Strong

RATON — The memorial service for Nina Thomas Strong will be held on Saturday, June 12th at 10 a.m. at the 1st Presbyterian Church in Raton. Masks will be required and in order to ensure social distancing, please RSVP to Philip Strong at (303) 902-7364

Raton AA meeting

RATON — AA meetings are every Sunday, Wednesday, and Friday night, at 6 p.m. at First United Methodist Church at 4th and Tiger Drive in Raton.  Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of 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.

Al-Anon meeting

RATON — Al-Anon comes to Raton thanks to support from the World Journal and Holy Trinity Episcopal Church in Raton.  Meetings are every Thursday at 6 p.m. at 240 Rio Grande.  Al-Anon is a self-supporting group that seeks to assist the family and friends of people who are abusing alcohol or other substances.  Questions?  970-568-6969.

Free transportation for veterans for medical appointments

NE NEW MEXICO —  The New Mexico Department of Veterans Services is partnering with the Disabled American Veterans (DAV) to provide free transportation for veterans for VA or VA-approved non-VA medical appointments.   The first phase of this innovative program will serve military veterans in the following counties:  Cibola, Colfax, Guadalupe and Socorro.
Veterans must make reservations three days in advance for these free round trips by calling the DAV at 505-582-4544.  If you are interested in volunteering as a driver, call the DAV for details.