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List of Events for August 19, 2021

throughout our world Construction technology at Trinidad State

OUR WORLD  — Students will earn five college credit-hours over the four weeks based on a construction curriculum designed by the National Council for Construction Education and Research (NCCER). Students will learn safety, construction math, reading blue prints, operating hand tools and power tools and more during morning classes.  Then in the afternoon they will apply what they’ve learned in a supervised real-world setting, earning three more college credit-hours. Depending on the condition of the house, students can expect to learn about demolition, framing, sheetrock, painting and flooring. (total 8 credit hours)
The program consists of eight credit hours: five credit hours in NCCER Core Curriculum (CON157) and three credit hours of carpentry clinical (CAR170). Students who have previously completed the NCCER Core Curriculum will take the three-credit-hour clinical construction lab only (CAR270) in the place of
CON157 and CAR170.
Upcoming four-week classes are scheduled to start on Sept. 20, 2021, Oct. 25, 2021, and Jan. 17, 2022. Individuals 16 years of age and older are eligible to apply.

Grief Circle, Death Cafe

OUR WORLD  —  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 p.m.  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 p.m. again in the conference room at the First National Bank of Trinidad. The sessions will be either in person with appropriate COVID-19 precautions or by Zoom. These free programs will be ongoing.
Anyone in the area is welcome to attend. Meetings are held in in the conference room at the First National Bank, 100 E. Main Street in Trinidad. 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 next event will be Death Café on Aug. 25.
Grief Circle and Death Cafe are projects of Mt. Rose Health Center Palliative Care and Hospice

SIEA holding 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 Sept. 18 at noon.  Phone registration will only be available during business hours between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Sept. 13 – 17, and on Saturday, Sept. 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 7:30 p.m. and on Sunday at 3 p.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. 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

Fun Fridays Field Trips

HUERFANO COUNTY — Field Trips for kids on Fridays. All kids are welcome to join; maximum of 15 kids/activity. Cost is $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!
Next activuty: August 20- Cuchara Mountain Park Mini Golf and Frisbee Golf 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Lathrop Park events: Forts and Bigfoot

HUERFANO COUNTY — This weekend has several really cool activities taking place at Lathrop Park.
Join us at 7 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 20 at the Visitors Center for a talk by Eric Carpio from the Fort Garland Museum on the complex history of Fort Garland.
On Saturday, Aug. 21, join us at the amphitheatre at 7 p.m. for an evening of cryptozoology lore! Learn about the Sasquatch Research Investigations of the Rockies with Mike Johnson.

Antiques at the Spanish Peaks, Vintage Trailer Rally

LA VETA — La Veta Pines RV Park is hosting an 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.
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.

Grannie’s Attic is back

LA VETA —Grannies Attic is back! Come on down this Saturday August 21, 2021 from  9a.m.- 3p.m. to the La Veta United Methodist church basement at 416 South Main Street.
Baked goods, handmade crafts and gently used treasures. All proceeds go to local mission opportunities. See you on Saturday!!

Stand-up Comedy at LV Mercantile

LA VETA — On Saturday, August 21st at 7p.m., Dr. Kevin Fitzgerald will be performing stand-up comedy at the La Veta Mercantile. Tickets are available at
Dr. Kevin Fitzgerald has performed stand-up comedy and been a staple of the Denver comedy scene since 1986. Since that time, Kevin has opened for and worked with such diverse and legendary performers as Joan Rivers, Bob Hope, Kevin Nealon, Brian Regan, and Norm McDonald. He is probably best known for his eleven seasons on the popular Animal Planet television series Emergency Vets.

Huerfano Conservancy District Board Meeting

HUERFANO COUNTY — The August 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, Aug. 23, at 6p.m.

Blues at LV Mercantile

LA VETA — On Aug. 27th at 7p.m., the Claudettes will be performing at the La Veta Mercantile. Come on down for an evening of live Blues and good company. Tickets are available at

Register for Spanish Peaks Half Marathon

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.


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.

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.
Please call if there are any questions. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for folks under 17.

Trinidad Family Dental Meet and Greet

TRINIDAD  — On Friday, August 27th from 11a.m. – 3p.m., come join the folks down at Trinidad Family Dental at 2124 Freedom Road in Trinidad for food, entertainment, prizes, and most of all, welcoming of our new doctors, Dr. Parker Kastelic and Dr. Kelle Ellis!
We will also be handing out school supplies while supplies last. If there are any questions, please contact Demi at (719) 422-5696

Trinidaddio Blues Fest

TRINIDAD  — On Friday, Aug. 27 and Saturday, Aug. 28, the Blues are coming to downtown Trinidad! This is a free event, but you can help to keep it free by donating at
There’s a huge line-up! On Friday from 6 p.m. – 10 p.m., the following folks will be playing: Deborah Stafford & the State of Affairs, Los Albuquerque Blues Connection, Zakk DeBono & the Broken Circle, and Vanessa Collier.
On Saturday, Ken & Johnny, The Claudettes, Bob Margolin wsg Johnny Iguana feat the Delta Sonics, Vanessa Collier, and Bernard Allison will all be playing. The line-up is tentative, check for updates.  Trinidaddio Concert Series is made possible in part by a grant from the City of Trinidad Tourism Board.

Aguilar Library Bag-O-Books

AGUILAR  — Aguilar Public Library will continue to have Bag-O-Books until the end of September. Fill a bag (provided) with any amount or combination of hardcover, paperback, audio, CD’s, and/or children’s books of your choosing for a $5 donation, or of any amount given would be greatly appreciated. We accept cash or checks. All proceeds will go towards future youth and adult events in the community!

Better Angels: The Firefighters of 9/11

TRINIDAD  — The CORAZÓN DE TRINIDAD CREATIVE DISTRICT is honored to host the exhibition, Better Angels: The Firefighters of 9/11, commemorating the firefighters who lost their lives saving others on September 11, 2001. Painted by Trinidad artist Dawn Siebel, the small individual portraits of the 343 firefighters will be on display at 210 W Main Street, Space to Create Commons, in Trinidad. The exhibition will open Saturday, Aug. 28 and will continue through Nov. 20, 2021. Gallery hours are 10-5 Wednesday through Sunday.  Closed Monday and Tuesday, except Sept. 6 and Oct. 11.


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 are numerous delightful summer activity opportunities available at the Sugarite Canyon State Park. Pop by any Saturday for Coffee with a Ranger at 9 a.m. at 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. 20 at 8 a.m. there will be a Wapiti Wilderness hike starting at the Wapiti Trailhead. Join Ranger Ricks for a strenuous 2.5 mile hike on one of our least visited, but most beautiful trails. Wear good hiking shoes, and bring sun protection and water. The hike will last about 2 hours.
On Saturday, Aug. 21, at 7:30 p.m. at the Soda Pocket Amphitheater, come check out Solar System Rising. Watch as the moon, Saturn, and Jupiter rise together over the mesa. We’ll use a large telescope to zoom in on lunar craters, Saturn’s rings, and Jupiter’s moons. Dress warmly.

Raton Family Dental Meet and Greet

RATON— On Saturday, August 18th from 11a.m. – 3p.m., come join the folks down at Raton Family Dental at 1100 South 2nd Street, Ste C in Raton  for food, entertainment, prizes, and most of all, welcoming of our new doctors, Dr. Parker Kastelic and Dr. Kelle Ellis!
We will also be handing out school supplies while supplies last. If there are any questions, please contact Demi at (719) 422-5696.

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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