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Fast facts for 2011

Utilities
Electric
San Isabel Electric Association
Walsenburg Office La Veta Office
122 W. Sixth, Walsenburg 207 S. Main, La Veta
(719) 738-1401 or Toll Free 1-800-279-7432 (719) 742-3686
Office hours: 8-5, M-F www.siea.com

Natural Gas
City of Walsenburg Utilities
525 S. Albert Ave., Walsenburg
(719) 738-1240
Office hours: M-F 8:00- 4:30
www.cityofwalsenburg.com

Telephone
Qwest Local, Long Distance, Wireless, High Speed Internet, Digital TV
1-800-244-1111 www.qwest.com

Water
City of Walsenburg Utilities Town of La Veta
525 S. Albert Ave, Walsenburg 111 W. Moore Ave., La Veta
(719) 738-1240 (719) 742-3631
Office hours: M-F 8:00-4:30 Office hours: 8-5 M-F
www.cityofwalsenburg.com Closed 12:00-1:00 for lunch
. www.townoflaveta-co.gov

Police/Sheriff
Huerfano County Sheriff’s Department
500 S. Albert Ave., Walsenburg
( 719) 738-1600 Emergency: 911

Huerfano County Jail
500 S. Albert Ave. Walsenburg
(719) 738-1740

Walsenburg Police Department
525 S. Albert, Walsenburg
(719) 738-1056 Emergency: 911
Office hours: 8-4:30 M-F (Closed at lunch)

La Veta Town Marshal
204 S. Main, La Veta
(719) 742-3344 Emergency: 911
Office hours: 8-4:30 M-F

Huerfano County NON-emergency dispatch:
(719) 738-1044

Fire Departments

Huerfano County Fire Protection District
310 Main, Walsenburg
(719) 738-1877 Emergency: 911
www.firehouse.com

La Veta Fire Protection District
111 S. Main, La Veta
(719) 742-3656 Emergency: 911
lavetafire.org

Upper Huerfano Fire Protection District
25396 Hwy 69, Gardner
(719) 746-0140 Emergency: 911

Health Services
Spanish Peaks Regional Health Center
23500 U.S. Hwy 160, Walsenburg
Emergency Services, Medical/Surgical Hospital
(719) 738-5100 www.sprhc.org

Huerfano County Health Department
119 E. 5th St., Walsenburg
Offering: Immunizations, WIC, Vital Statistics
(719) 738-2650
Office hours: M-F 8-4:30

Spanish Peaks Mental Health Center
Offering outpatient treatment
926 Russell, Walsenburg
(719) 738-2386 www.spmhc.org
Office hours: M-F 8-5 office closed 12-1 for lunch

Women’s Health Services
Spanish Peaks Outreach Clinic
Deb Channel-manager, dchannel@sprhc.org
129 Kansas Ave., Walsenburg
Many health services provided at no or low cost.
(719) 738-2718
Office hours: M-TH 9-5 F 9-4

Nursing Homes
Colorado State Veterans Nursing Home
23500 U.S. Hwy 160, Walsenburg
(719) 738-5100

Schools
Huerfano County RE-1
Administrative office: Peakview School, K-8
201 E. 5th St., Walsenburg 375 W. Pine St., Walsenburg
(719) 738-1520 fax (719) 738-3148 (719) 738-2190 fax (719) 738-5746
huerfano.k12.co.us huerfano.k12.co.us/pv/

John Mall High School Gardner School, K-8
355 W. Pine St, Walsenburg PO Box 191, Gardner CO 81040
(719) 738-1610 fax (719) 738-2541 (719) 746-2446 fax (719) 746-2066 huerfano.k12.co.us/jm/ huerfano.k12.co.us/gs/

Head Start at Peakview School, 3-5 year olds
375 W. Pine, Walsenburg
(719) 738-1038

La Veta Schools RE-2
126 East Garland St.
PO Box 85, La Veta, CO 81055
(719) 742-3662 fax (719) 742-5799
www.laveta.k12.co.us

Home Educators of the Spanish Peaks Area (HESPA)
Shelly Barber (719) 738-2898

Court System

District Attorney County Attorney
Frank Rubylid Garrett Sheldon
323 Main St., Walsenburg County Courthouse, Walsenburg
(719) 738-1510 (719) 738-2370
Office Hours: M-F 8-4 Office Hours: M-F 8-4
Closed 12 – 1

District Court Chief Judge District Court Judge
Claude W. Appel Leslie J. Gerbracht
3rd Judicial District 200 East 1st St. Room 304
Suite 304, County Courthouse, Walsenburg Trinidad, CO 81082
(719) 738-1040 fax (719) 738-1267 (719) 846-3316

Huerfano County Public Defender’s Office
(719 ) 846-9278

Voter Registration
Huerfano County Clerk and Recorder
Judy Benine judy@huerfano.us
County Courthouse, Walsenburg
(719) 738-2380
Office hours: 8-4, M-F www.huerfano.us

Voter registration requirements:
-must be U.S. citizen
-must be Colorado resident
-must be 18 years of age

Please bring with you:
-valid Colorado Drive r’s license number, or
-Valid Dept. of Revenue ID number
-at least the last four digits of your Social Security number

Motor Vehicles

Nearest Driver License Offices
Las Animas County Courthouse, Trinidad
(719) 846-4348
Office hours: M-F 8-5

Pueblo Driver’s License Office
827 W. 4th St.
Pueblo, CO 81003
(719) 543-5164
Office hours: M-F 8-5

Please bring with you:
– birth certificate and at least one other form of ID (Passport, State ID, Military ID)

Local Government

County Government
County Commissioners
Meet every Wednesday, 10 am at Huerfano County Courthouse,
401 Main Street, Suite 201, Walsenburg.
(719) 738-2370 Fax: (719) 738-3996
www.huerfano.us
Commissioners: Art Bobian, Roger Cain, Scott King

County Administrator
 John Galusha (719) 738-3485 john@huerfano.us

Assessor
Louise Sandoval, (719) 738-1191, assessor@huerfano.us

Clerk and Recorder
Judy Benine, (719) 738-2380, judy@huerfano.us

Coroner
Della Duran, (719) 738-2725

Treasurer
Debra Reynolds, (719 738-1280, cotreas@huerfano.us

GIS Director/IT Manager/Emergency Manager
Diego Bobian, (719) 738-1537, dbobian@huerfano.us

Road and Bridge Administrator
Melanie Bounds, (719) 738-3053, mbounds@huerfano.us

Walsenburg Government
Walsenburg City Council
Meets first and third Tuesdays of each month, 6 pm, at Walsenburg City Hall,
525 S. Albert Ave., Walsenburg
(719) 738-1048
www.cityofwalsenburg.com
Mayor Bruce Quintana
Councilpersons: Jim Moore; Silvana Lind; Craig Lessar, Mayor Pro-Tem;
Rick Jennings; Erin Jerant; David Mockmore; Gary Sporcich; Nick Vigil

La Veta Government
Mayor Don Keairns
La Veta Town Board
Meets first and third Tuesdays of each month, 7 pm, at the
La Veta Community Center on East Ryus Avenue, La Veta.
PO Box 174, La Veta
(719) 742-3631 Fax: (719) 742-5420
www.townoflaveta-co.gov

Council of Governments
South Central Council of Governments
Works with local entities in Huerfano and Las Animas counties in offering
grant assistance, senior services and community need programs
928 Russell Ave. Walsenburg
(719) 738-2205 fax:  (719) 738-6898
RIDELINE: (719) 738-1182
www.sccog.net also see page 52

Business Licenses/Special Events Permits
City of Walsenburg
City Clerk
525 S. Albert Ave., Walsenburg
(719) 738-1048
Office hours: M-F 8am -4:30 pm

Building Inspector/Permits/Contractor Licenses-County
Steve Channel–Planner/Commercial Building Inspector schannel@huerfano.us
Huerfano County Courthouse
Office of Planning/Building Inspectors
Suite 101

Residential Building Inspector-County
dbeen@huerfano.us
(719) 738-1220 fax (719) 738-3996
www.huerfano.us

Building Inspector/Code Enforcement-City of Walsenburg
Rick Dunn
525 S. Albert Ave., Walsenburg
(719) 738-1046 Office Hours M & Th 8-10 am

State/Federal Government

Governor
John Hickenlooper (D)
136 State Capitol, Denver, CO 80203-1792
(303) 866-2471, fax: (303) 866-2003 governor.hickenlooper@state.co.us.

Colorado Senate-Dist. 2 State Representative-Dist. 64
Kevin Grantham (R-Canon City) Wes McKinley (D-Walsh)
State Capitol, Room 333 200 E. Colfax
Denver 80203 Denver, CO 80203
Office: (303) 866-4877 Office: (303) 866-2398
Canon City (719) 468-3665 Walsh: (719) 324-5225 Kevin.Granthan.senate@state.co.us wes.mckinley.house@state.co.us

U.S. Senate
Michael Bennet (D) Mark Udall (D)
129 West B St., 999 18th St., North Tower, Ste 1525
Pueblo, CO 81003 Denver, CO 80202
(719) 542-7550 (303) 650-7820 fax (202) 224-6471
www.bennet.senate.gov www.markudall.senate.gov

U.S. House of Representatives–3rd District
Rep. Scott Tipton (R)
Washington office: 218 Cannon HOB, Washington, DC 20515, (202) 225-4761
fax (202)226-9669 Pueblo office: 503 N. Main St. Pueblo, 81003,(719) 542-1073
Alamosa Office: 609 Main St #105, Box 11, Alamosa, CO 81101 (719) 587-5105,
fax (719) 587-5137

Libraries

La Veta Public Library
310 S. Main
La Veta
(719) 742-3572
Hours: M & W 10-8:30
T, Th, F, Sat 10-5:30
www.lavetalibrary.org

Spanish Peaks Library
415 Walsen Ave.
Walsenburg
(719) 738-2774
Hours: MWF 10-6, TTH 10-7, Sat 12-4
www.spld.org

Post Offices

Local zip codes
Walsenburg 81089 La Veta 81055 Gardner 81040

Walsenburg Post Office
204 E. 6th St
(719) 738-6093
Window hours: M-F 9-5, Sat. 10:30-1

La Veta Post Office
117 E. Ryus Ave.
(719) 742-3733
Window hours: M-F 7:30-12, 1-4:30, Sat. 10-12

Gardner Post Office
24962 St. Hwy 69
(719) 746-2925
Window hours: M-F 7:30-12:30, 1-4, Sat: 9:30-11:30 am

Animal and Pet Services

Animal Control Officer
City of Walsenburg Police Department
525 S. Albert Ave.
(719) 738-1056
Office hours: 8-4 M-F

La Veta Animal Shelter
Town Hall
111 W. Moore
(719) 742-3631

Low Cost Spay and Neuter Clinics
Huerfano Cat Coalition Rio Cucharas Veterinary Clinic
Dr. Margaret Hecht Dr. John Davis
Gardner 22540 W. US Hwy 160, Walsenburg
(719) 746-2023 or (719) 250-2782 (719) 738-1427

Cat Care Network of Colorado and New Mexico Los Huerfanos Animal Welfare
President: Norma Lennon Wiggins Spaying and neutering
719-846-3525 or 575-445-8756 President of the Board–Jill Goodwin
PO Box 1212 Raton Nm 87740 or 738-2303
803 E. Main St. Trinidad, 81082
catcarenetwork@msn.com

Brand Inspector
Dennis Williams
Las Animas/Huerfano County
(719) 680-2426
Calls taken from 7 am to 6 pm M-F

Recycling/Disposal

City of Walsenburg
Recycling at 200 W. 5th
Paper, metal cans, glass
NO PLASTICS or CARDBOARD

Town of La Veta
Recycling bins located between the Community Center and LVFPD building

Huerfano County Transfer Station
Industrial Park Drive, Walsenburg (Exit 49 East of I-25)
Open Tue-Sat. 9-3
Minimal Charges for metal, tires, electronics, brush construction materials and house hold garbage

Gardner Transfer Station
Hwy 69 on the east side of Gardner
Open Saturdays 9-3

Recreation
Public Parks
City of Walsenburg Parks Department
Supervisor: Danny Martinez (719) 738-1048

Walsenburg Wild Waters Water Park
700 W. 7th St., Walsenburg (719) 738-2628
Open Memorial Day through Mid August

City Park Pinon Street Park
700 W. 7th St., Walsenburg Between 1st and Pinon Sts., Walsenburg
Playground and picnic pavillions, Playground, tennis, racketball, outdoor
home of Walsenburg skate park basketball courts, picnic pavillion
To reserve a pavillion call 738-1048 ext. 218

Heritage Park at the Depot on Main St Fiesta Park (719) 738-1910
400  Main Street, Walsenburg, 928 Russell Ave, Walsenburg
Picnic tables, shade Picnicking, softball/baseball fields,
chamber of commerce office offers tourist info. community center gym, hiking trail

La Veta Town Park
On Ryus Ave. near the Rio Grande Train Depot, La Veta
Playground and picnic pavillion, skate park, art gallery

Colorado State Parks/National Forests
Lathrop State Park State Wildlife and Trust Lands
Fishing, Hiking, Camping, Boating for directions/maps and
Hwy 160, 4 miles west of Walsenburg infomation visit
(719) 738-2376 www.wildlife.state.co.us/
www.parks.state.co.us/parks/lathrop Landwater/StateWildlifeAreas

San Isabel National Forest BLM public lands
Local Work Center Office for maps and general information
103 E Field St, La Veta visit: www.blm.gov/co/st/en.html
(719) 742-3681
for general information regarding San Isabel
Forest and the Spanish Peaks Wilderness area visit:
www.fs.fed.us/r2/psicc/sanc

Adult Recreation Leagues
Men’s, Women’s and Co-ed Volleyball League Men’s Women’s and Co-ed Softball
Walsenburg Walsenburg
October-April June-August
Contact: Davy Manzanares, (719) 738-2001

Bowling League
Crown Lanes
221 Main, Walsenburg
(719) 738-1077
Leagues form throughout the year, call for information.

Golf Courses
Walsenburg Golf Club Grandote Peaks Golf Course
1399 County Road 502 5540 US Hwy 12, La Veta
(719) 738-2730 (719) 742-3391
www.walsenburggolfcourse.com

Tourist Information

Huerfano County Chamber of Commerce
Train Depot at Heritage Park
400 Main St
Walsenburg
(719) 738-1065
www.huerfanochamberofcommerce.com

La Veta/Cuchara Chamber of Commerce
132 Ryus Av.
La Veta
(719) 742-3676
www.lavetacucharachamber.com

Huerfano County Tourism Board
www.spanishpeakscountry.com

The Arts
Visual Arts
Galleries
SPACe -Spanish Peaks Arts Council and Gallery and Gift Shop
Members art gallery
132 W. Ryus Ave., La Veta
(719) 742-3074
www.spanishpeaksart.org

La Veta Fine Art Gallery Pinon Hill Pottery& Gallery
210 Main St, La Veta 221 N. Main St., La Veta
(719) 742-3115 (719) 742-0213
lavetagallery@centurytel.net www.pinonhillpottery.com

Darkwood Gallery Museum of Friends
Eclectic, artist in residence Contemporary art gallery
518 Main Street, Walsenburg 109 E. 6th St., Walsenburg
(719) 738-3413 (719) 738-2858
darkwoodstudiogallery@yahoo.com www.museumoffriends.org

Classes/Workshops
La Veta School of the Arts–classes, workshops
105 W. Ryus Ave., La Veta
(719) 742-3421 www.thelvsa.org

Performing Arts
Drama
Francisco Center for the Performing Arts
127 W. Francisco, La Veta
(719) 742-5767 www.lavetatheater.org

Music
Spanish Peaks Alliance for Fox on the Rocks
(Fox Theater in Walsenburg)
(719) 738-1071 www.spanishpeaksalliance.org

Spanish Peaks International Celtic Music Festival
held last weekend of September throughout Huerfano County
contact: Barbara Yule 8:30-5:00 (719) 746-2061 or
Office 10:00-2:00 (719) 742-5410
www.celticmusicfest.com

Community Choir
Christmas Cantata
Meets at the United Church in Walsenburg and the Methodist Church in La Veta
Contact: Carol Lyons, (719) 989-0826

Community Youth Chorus, see Youth Organizations, page XX

Dance
Dance on Tap Adult Group and Youth Groups
Contact: Dorothy Mihanovich: (719) 738-2181

El Fandango, see Youth Organizations, page XX

Museums

Francisco Fort Museum
306 S. Main St
La Veta
Open May – Sept., Tues-Sat. 10:00 -3:00 or call for special tours
(719) 742-5501

Walsenburg Mining Museum
112W. 5th St.
Walsenburg
Open May- Sept. M-F, 10:00-4:00, Sat. 10:00-1:00, or call for special tours.
(719) 738-1992 or 738-2840.
hchswmm@huerfanomuseums.org

Museum of Friends

Churches

Walsenburg Area
Church of Christ
400 Walsen Ave., Walsenburg
(719) 738-1542
www.walsenburgchurchofchrist.org

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints Emmanuel Apostolic Temple
615 Walsen, Walsenburg 711 W. 2nd, Walsenburg
(719) 738-2813 (719) 738-1873

Assembly of God Lighthouse Worship First Baptist Church
311 W. 4th, Walsenburg 220 W. 6th, Walsenburg
(719) 738-1822 (719) 738-2797

Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses Full Gospel Church
625 N. Polk, Walsenburg 205 W. 10th, Walsenburg
(719) 738-1962 (719) 738-3527

Huerfano Community Bible Church
603 Leon Street, Walsenburg

La Hai Roi Ministries Landmark Baptist Church
701 Walsen Ave., Walsenburg 425 Maple St.,Walsenburg
(719) 738-3815 (719) 738-1266
www.landmarkbc.com

St. Mary Catholic Church United Methodist Church
121 E. 7th, Walsenburg 108 Kansas Ave., Walsenburg
(719) 738-1204 (719) 738-3375 or 719-393-3566

La Veta Area
Christ the King Catholic Church Feed Store Family Training Center
Main & Virginia, La Veta 1012 Cherry, La Veta
(719) 742-1204 (719) 742-5207

Mountain View Southern Baptist Church First Baptist Church
Main & Cascade, La Veta 311 S. Main, La Veta
(719) 742-3549 (719) 742-3476

St. Benedict Episcopal Church
113 W. Field, La Veta
(719) 742-5202

United Methodist Church of La Veta Upon the Rock Christian Camp
420 S. Main, La Veta 7 miles west on CR 421, La Veta
(719) 742-3341 (719) 742-6777

Cuchara Area
Cuchara Chapel Cuchara Christian Fellowship
Just west of Cuchara Village on Hwy 10 18721 Hwy. 12, Cuchara
(719) 742-3641 (719) 742-5566

Gardner Area
Sacred Heart Catholic Church Camp Dorvid at Casa Del Arroyo
Hwy 69, PO Box 113, Gardner 25121 Hwy 69, Gardner

Community Church
Highway 69, Gardner

Cemeteries

La Veta Cemetery
Located on the South side of town on East Grand St. in La Veta

Masonic Cemetery
Located west of Walsen Ave. on W. Elm St. in Walsenburg.

St. Mary’s North Cemetery
Located east of the service road of I-25 at Exit 52, Walsenburg

St. Mary’s South Cemetery
Located South of Business loop I-25 (Business 160) at the intersection of Hwy 160 and Ideal Canyon Road, Walsenburg

For a complete listing of Huerfano County Cemeteries (including historical) please visit:
www.kmitch.com/Huerfano/cemeteries.htm

Youth Organizations

Performance
Community Youth Chorus–for kids who love to sing, laugh and perform!
Ages 5-15
Contact: Carol Lyons (719) 989-0826

El Fandango-
Established in 1938, this is a county wide student folklorico dance group with members
ranging in age from preschool to high school. Performances reflect Huerfano County’s
cultural diversity and rich history.
El Fandango
PO Box 346, Walsenburg 81089
Contact: Mary Jo Tesitor (719) 738-1331, mjtesitor@prodigy.net

Scouting
Girl Scouts of America
Troop 70 for Seniors and ambassidors
Troop 172 for Juniors and Cadets
Meetings held 1st and 3rd Fridays of each month at the Church of Christ,
400 Walsen Ave. Walsenburg
Contact Elisha Andreatta, (719) 738-1507 for these or info on other area troops.

Boy Scouts of America Troop # 252
Meets Wed. 7:00 pm at the United Methodist Church in Walsenburg
Contact: Mark Gomez

Boy Scouts of America Troop # 295 Meets Mon. 6:00 pm at the United Methodist
Church in La Veta
Contact: Matt Dobbs

Serving our communities
4-H Club-
Specializing in Youth Leadership and Development
928 Russell Ave., Walsenburg
Contact: Dean Oatman for individual clubs information
(719) 738-2170 or 719-846-6881

CSU Extension Office
Office hours- 8-12, 1-4 Mon through Weds, 9-12, 1-4 on Thurs.

Journey Home-
Equine based learning: Recreational and Therapeutic Programs for Youth. Offerings
include basic riding lessons and the Bear Creek Riders, an equestrian performance team.
PO Box 1038, Walsenburg
Contact: Debbie Williams at (719) 738-6400
journeyhomelearningcenter.org

Kidz Club-
volunteers for the community
Spanish Peaks Library
(719) 738-2774 contact: William

La Plaza Youth Auxiliary–
teens helping the community
Plaza de Los Leones
PO Box 368
Walsenburg 81089
www.plazadelosleones.org/youthauxiliary.aspt
Chairman-Ricardo Bobian (719) 821-5938
info@plazadelosleones.org

Teen Court of Huerfano County
Justice for Youth by Youth
615 Russell St. Walsenburg, CO
Mailing address: 401 Main St. #304, Walsenburg
Dircetor: Michele L. George
hcteencourt@yahoo.com

Youth Sports
American Legion Sports and Gun Club
Gun Safety Classes and Training
Ages 6-adult
Contact: Cliff Boxley (719) 738-6400

Cal Ripken Little League
Registration in spring – watch for announcement in the newpaper!
Contact: Mike Vigil 719- 250-6741

Karate
Sangre de Cristo Center for Youth
129 Kansas Ave, Walsenburg
Tue. & Thu 5:00 – 7:00 pm, 738-1573

The Knights Soccer
Registration available through schools or call:
Steve Miller–719-320-6246

PeeWee Wrestling
Josh Vialpando, jd­_vialpando@yahoo.com

Warriors Football
2nd -6th grades
Warriors Basketball
2nd -8th grades
Contact: Ken or Catherine Berger 989-1311

Wii Fitness Program
Youth Services
129 Kansas Ave, Walsenburg
Mon & Wed. 5:00-7:00 pm, 738-1573

Community Resources

Day Care
Spanish Peaks Child Care Center
Director: Margaret Bobian
100 W. Spruce, Walsenburg
(719) 738-2335
12 months to 12 years
Full day & after school

Department of Human Services (Social Services)
Child support, child protective services, adult services
Director: Sheila Hudson
121 W. 6th St., Walsenburg
(719) 738-2810
Office hours: 8-4, M-F
www.huerfano.us/social_services.html

Drug and Alcohol Treatment/Counseling
Crossroads Turning Points, Inc.
615 Russell Ave., Walsenburg
(719) 738-2076
Office Hours: 8-5, M-F
www.crossroadstp.org

Family Resource Center
615 Russell Ave., Walsenburg
(719) 738-2076
Office Hours: 8-5, M-F
Comprehensive Family Services

Food/Clothing Banks
Dorcas Circle Food and Clothing Pantry-providing for area families in need
608 Main St., Walsenburg
(719) 738-2291
Open: 9-4, Tues, Thurs

Housing Authority
220 Russell Ave, Walsenburg
(719) 738-2720

Open Arms Pregnancy Resource Center
116 East 6th St., Walsenburg
(719) 738-9994
Office hours: 1-4 pm M, W, F
www.openarmsprc.org
openarms9994@gmail.com

Public Transportation in Walsenburg
Rideline # (719) 738-1182

Senior Services in Walsenburg
928 Russell Ave.
(719) 738-2205
Office Hours: 8-4, M-F

South Central Council of Governments
Programs provided by SCCOG:
-Aging and Senior Programs
-Care Services for the disabled, blind and elderly
-Public Transportation
-Housing Rehabilitation
-Regional Community Development
www.sccog.net

WIC See listing under Huerfano County Health Dept. p.xx

Local Service Organizations

AARP
Meets first Monday of the month at noon at the Walsenburg Senior Center
928 Russell Ave. Call Monica Bustos for info–738-2102.
(719) 738-2205

Agricultural Organizations
Colorado Farm Bureau
Helping agriculture in Huerfano County by actively promoting supportive
legislation.
First Monday each month at 703 Walsen Ave., 6 pm (winter), 7 (summer)
Contact John Stroh: (719) 738-1732 or 738-1612

Huerfano County 4-H Fair
Contact: Tracy McCay, (719) 738-1850

Cowbelles
Supporting the interests of the cattle industry in Huerfano County.
Meets First Wednesday of the month at 11:30 for lunch at various locations.
Contact: June Valentine, (719) 941-4232 or Dalene Myrtle (719) 738-1184

Stockgrowers Association
Promoting and protecting the stockgrowers interests in Huerfano County
Meets first Thursday of each month at the Community center, winter hours 6 pm and summer 7 pm, call Dave Stroh at (719) 738-3111

Upper Huerfano Conservation District
Conserving soil and water in Huerfano County
Office: 711 Walsen Ave., Walsenburg
(719) 738-1171
www.uhcd.net, email: jennifer.vargas @co.nacdnet.net

American Legion Post 16
PO Box 1079, Walsenburg
President, Joe Aldretti, (719) 738-9931

Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks
PO Box 247, Walsenburg, www.elks.org

Bridge Club
Meets 2nd and 4th Tues at the meeting room at the Housing authority office
Contact: Norma Lou Murr (719) 738-1298

Fraternal Order of Eagles
614 Main Street, Walsenburg
Meets 1st and 3rd Fridays each month

Freemasons of Huerfano County
Walsenburg Lodge #27
420 Main Street, Walsenburg
Bill Hix: (719) 738-3734

La Veta Lodge #59
PO Box 293, Corner of Field and Birch Streets, La Veta
www.huerfanofreemasons.com

Historical Society of Huerfano County
Dedicated to preserving the unique history of Huerfano County by providing
volunteers for Francisco Fort, Walsenburg Mining Museum and Tirey History
Collection. Persons interested in volunteering as docents or archivists please call:
(719) 738-2840 or (719) 738-1315.

Friends of Franciso Fort
Contact: Peggy Arnold Hoobler, (719) 742-5496, Gary Baily President of the Fran cisco Fort Board (719) 742-3235 or Huerfano County Historical
Society, (719) 738-2840

Latino Club
Meets monthly, last Sunday of the month, 1 pm, at the community center in
Walsenburg.

Quilting
Scrappy Ladies-Quilting Club
Meets at 9 am each month on the second Monday at the Community Center in
Walsenburg

Friendship Circle-Quilting
Meets every Tuesday 9 – noon in the quilting room at the United Church in
Walsenburg. Contact: Sally Hix (719) 738-3734.

Rotary International
PO Box 744, La Veta
Meets at Sammies, Tuesdays at 6:30pm
(719) 742-5251

Sangre de Cristo Volunteers for Change
Supporting community involvement through a wide variety of volunteer activities:
Community Gardens, Knitting for Veterans, Reading at elementary schools, food
drives, recycling efforts, etc.
Contact: President, Susan Kalman (719) 250-6097
www.volsforchange.org

Scholarships Granting Organizations
PEO–Philanthropic Educational Organization for Women
Sponsors scholarships and promotes higher education for women of all ages
Meetings held 1st and 3rd Mondays each month at various locations, 5:30 pm
Contact: Patti Davis (719) 742-3118

Plaza de los Leones
Providing academic scholarships to bright young students with a focus on
Hispanic Cultural Awareness Meetings held the last Tuesday of each month at Walsenburg Day services, 330 W. 9th St., 6 pm
P.O. Box 368, Walsenburg, CO 81089
info@plazadelosleones.org

Spanish Peaks Healthcare Foundation
23500 US Highway 160, Walsenburg, CO 81089

Spanish Peaks Regional Health Center- Hospital Auxiliary
Volunteer opportunity at the Gift Shop. Meetings held first Wednesday each month at 2 pm at the hospital.
Call: (719) 738-5100 ask for gift shop.

Study/Educational Clubs
ADK
Teachers Sorority

Brown Bag Books
Meets at noon on the third Tuesday of each month at La Veta Library to talk
about books, (but you dont’t have to talk!)

FCE-Family Community Education Club
Community Service organization meets first Monday of the month for lunch at
the Walsenburg Senior Center
President:  Laura Bell

Friends of the La Veta Public Library
Meets every 3rd Wednesday at 7:00 pm
Sponsors of the Book Nook Used Books, 107 W. Francisco St. open daily except Wednesday and Sunday, Winter hours: 11-3, Summer hours: 10-4.

Friends of the Spanish Peaks Library
Meets every 3 months on the first Tuesday at 2:30 at the Library.

Lifestyles Writing Group
Improve your writing skills!
Meets second Tuesday at 1:30 pm at the United Church in Walsenburg.
Contact: Carol Lyons (719) 989-0826

Tuesday Night Study Club.
Meets 3rd Tues. of each month at various locations for more information call
Irene Heikes: (719) 742-3341

VFW Auxilliary
2nd Thurs, 2pm at VFW Hall. President, Nadine MacNabb. (719) 738-1620

Walsenburg Womans Club
Member of the General Federation of Women’s Clubs
A service club with projects involving: Education, Fine Arts, Conservation,
Public and International affairs, and Home Life. Walsenburg Women’s Club focuses on projects to benefit local organizations
Meets the 4th Monday, September-May at 2:00 pm at various locations.
Contact: President, Alice Giro, (719) 738-2756

Political Parties

Huerfano County Democratic Party
Chairman: David Gnaizda (719) 746-2425

Huerfano County Republicans
Chairman: Brian Manning (914) 439-7095

Conservative Citizens Coalition
Chairman Pat Keeling (719) 742-5557