Contact Us

See and Do

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

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

La Veta Town Marshall
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

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

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

San Isabel Electric Association
Office hours: 8-5, M-F
Walsenburg office
122 W. Sixth, Walsenburg
(719) 738-1401 or
Toll Free 1-800-279-7432

La Veta office
207 S. Main, La Veta
(719) 742-3686

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

Local, Long Distance, Wireless,
High Speed Internet, Digital TV
Order products/services
Technical support 1-877-348-9007

Walsenburg Utilities
525 S. Albert Ave, Walsenburg
(719) 738-1240
Office hours: M-F 8:00 – 4:30

Town of La Veta
111 W. Moore Ave., La Veta
(719) 742-3631
Office hours: 8-5 M-F
Closed 12:00-1:00 for lunch

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

Huerfano Ambulance Service
1039 Russell Ave, Walsenburg
719-738-1919 Emergency 911

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

Sangre de Cristo Hospice
711 Walsen Ave Suite B, Walsenburg
(719) 738-2588

Mountain Creek Home Health
Skilled Burses, Home Health Aides,
Physical Therapy, Occupational
Therapy and Speech Therapy.
601 S Albert St, Walsenbug
(719) 738-5707

Spanish Peaks
Mental Health Center
Offering outpatient treatment.
926 Russell, Walsenburg
(719) 738-2386
Office hours: M-F 8-5

Spanish Peaks
Outreach Clinic —
(Women and Family Health Services)
Deb Channel-manager,
129 Kansas Ave., Walsenburg
Many health services provided at
no or low cost.
(719) 738-5200
Office hours: M-TH 9-5, F 9-4

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

Huerfano County RE-1
(Walsenburg & Gardner)
Administrative office:
201 E. 5th St., Walsenburg
(719) 738-1520 fax (719) 738-3148
Office extensions: Dial 738-1520, then
X100 Secretary/ERATE/Safety
Coordinator, Rhonda Hribar
X101 Finance/Food Services
Director, Jacque Corsentino
X102 Executive Secretary/Personnel
Director, Dorothy Martinez
X104 Superintendent, Dawn Olson
X105 Technical Director, 
Gery DiDomenico

Peakview School, K-8
375 W. Pine St., Walsenburg
(719) 738-2190 fax (719) 738-5746
Principal Pat McDonald

John Mall High School
355 W. Pine St, Walsenburg
(719) 738-1610 fax (719) 738-2541
Principal George Purnell

Gardner School, K-8
PO Box 191, Gardner CO 81040
(719) 746-2446 fax (719) 746-2066

RE-1 Bus Garage
100 West Elm, Walsenburg
Transportation Director, Gary Vigil.

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

Alternative program at
John Mall High School
355 W. Pine St, Walsenburg
(719) 738-1610

La Veta Schools RE-2
126 East Garland St.
PO Box 85, La Veta, CO 81055

La Veta Jr/Sr high school
phone (719) 742-3662 fax 742-5799

Elementary school
phone (719) 742- 3621
Office extensions: Dial 742-3662, then
X10 High school secretary
Sue Smith
X11 Business manager Toni Brgoch
X13 Custodian
X16 Superintendent/Principal
Bree Lessar
X17 Elementary secretary,
Irene Heikes
X19 Coaches Athletic Director
X20 Preschool
X21 Counselor Rick Sciacca
X30 Kindergarten
X31 First grade
X32 Second grade
X33 Third grade
X34 Fourth grade
X35 Fifth grade
X36 Sixth grade
X44 Library
X49 Cafeteria

RE-2 Transportation
(719) 742-3562

Board of Cooperative
Educational Services.
201 East 5th, Walsenburg
(719) 738-1701

Court System
District Attorney
Frank Ruybalid
323 Main St., Walsenburg
(719) 738-1510 ( 719) 846-9224
Office Hours: 8-4, M-F

County Attorney
Garrett Sheldon
County Courthouse, Walsenburg
(719) 738-2370
Office Hours: 8-4, M-F

District Court Chief Judge
Claude W. Appel
3rd Judicial District
Suite 304, County Courthouse,
(719) 738-1040 fax (719) 738-1267

District Court Judge
Leslie J. Gerbracht
200 East 1st St. Room 304
Trinidad, CO 81082
(719) 846-3316

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

Municipal Court Judge
Cathy Mullens
525 S. Albert Ave, Walsenburg
(719) 738-1056

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

Voter registration
– must be U.S. citizen
– must be Colorado resident
– must be 18 years of age

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

Post Offices

Walsenburg Post Office
204 E. 6th St
(719) 738-6093

La Veta Post Office
117 E. Ryus Ave.
(719) 742-3733

Gardner Post Office
24962 St. Hwy 69
(719) 746-2925

Area zip codes
Gardner 81040
La Veta, Cuchara 81055
Walsenburg 81089

Aguilar 81020
Hoehne 81046
Stonewall, Weston 81091
Trinidad 81082

Colorado City 81019
Rye 81069

Westcliffe 81252

Motor Vehicles
Driver License Offices
Las Animas County Courthouse
200 East 1st St
Trinidad, CO 81082
(719) 846-4348
Office hours: M-F 8-5

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
Commissioners:  Art Bobian,
Ray Garcia, Max Vezzani

County Administrator
John Galusha (719) 738-3485

Louise “Chuky” Sandoval,
(719) 738-1191

Clerk and Recorder
Judy Benine, (719) 738-2380

Della Duran, (719) 738-2725

Debra Reynolds, (719) 738-1280

GIS Director/IT Manger/
Emergency Manager
Diego Bobian, (719) 738-1537

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
Mayor Larry Patrick
Councilpersons: Rick Jennings,
Erin Jerant, Craig Lessar,
Silvana Lind, Jim Moore, Nick Vigil.

La Veta Town Government
La Veta Town Hall
111 W. Moore Ave, (719) 742-3631
PO Box 174, La Veta
(719) 742-3631 Fax:  (719) 742-5420
La Veta Town Board
Meets first and third Tuesdays of each
month , 7 pm at La Veta Community 
Center on East Ryus Avenue, La Veta.

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

Business Licenses/
Special Events Permits
City of Walsenburg
City Clerk
525 S. Albert Ave., Walsenburg
(719) 738-1048
Office hours: M-TH 7am -5:30 pm

Building Inspector/
Steve Channel-Planner/
Commercial Building Inspector
Huerfano County Courthouse
Office of Planning/Building Inspectors
Suite 101
(719) 738-1220

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

State/Federal Government
John Hickenlooper (D)
136 State Capitol,
Denver, CO 80203-1792
(303) 866-2471, fax: (303) 866-2003
Colorado Senate-Dist. 2
Kevin Grantham (R-Canon City)
State Capitol, Room 333
Denver 80203
Office: (303) 866-4877

State Representative-Dist. 62
Ed Vigil (D-Fort Garland)
Office Location: 200 East Colfax
Denver, CO 80203
Capitol phone: 303-866-2916

U.S. Senate
Michael Bennet (D)
129 West B St.,
Pueblo, CO 81003
(719) 542-7550

Mark Udall (D)
999 18th St., North Tower, Ste 1525
Denver, CO 80202
(303) 650-7820 fax (202) 224-6471

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

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

Huerfano County
Chairman: Sandy White
(719) 742-6164

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

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

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

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

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

Animal and Pet Services
Animal Control Officer
Walsenburg Police Dept
525 S. Albert Ave.
(719) 738-1056
Office hours: 8-4 M-F

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

Colorado Humane Society
(800) 249-5121
Anonymous tip line
(720) 913-STOP (7867)

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

Low Cost Spay & Neuter
Huerfano Cat Coalition
Dr. Margaret Hecht, Gardner
(719) 746-2023 or (719) 250-2782

Rio Cucharas
Veterinary Clinic
Dr. John Davis
22540 W. US Hwy 160, Walsenburg
(719) 738-1427

Cat Care Network of 
Colorado and New Mexico
President:  Norma Lennon Wiggins
Huerfano County: 719-746-2023
Las Animas County (719) 846-3525
Colfax County (575) 377-3165
803 E. Main St, Trinidad, CO 81082

Los Huerfanos
Animal Welfare
Spaying and neutering
President of the Board, Jill Goodwin
(719) 738-2303

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

City Park/
Walsenburg Skate Park
700 W. 7th St., Walsenburg
Playground ,picnic pavillions, skate
park, right next to water park

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

Pinon Street Park
Between 1st and Pinon Sts., Walsenburg
Playground, tennis, racketball, outdoor
basketball courts, picnic pavillion

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

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

La Veta Skate Park
Corner of Ryus Ave. and Oak near the
Rio Grande Train Depot, La Veta

Colorado State Parks/ 
National Forests
Colorado Parks
and Wildlife
600 Reservoir Rd, Pueblo, CO 81005
(719) 561-5300
Huerfano County contact:  
Kevin Madler, (719) 989-1027

Wildlife Emergencies,
State Patrol
(719) 544-2424

Operation Game Thief

Lathrop State Park
Fishing, Hiking, Camping, Boating
Hwy 160, 4 miles west of Walsenburg
(719) 738-2376

State Wildlife and
Trust Lands
for directions/maps & infomation visit

San Isabel National Forest
Local Work Center Office
103 E Field St, La Veta
(719) 742-3681
for general information regarding
San Isabel Forest and the Spanish Peaks
Wilderness area visit:

BLM public lands
for maps and general information

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

Men’s, Women’s and
Co-ed Softball
Walsenburg, June-August
Contact: Dave 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
1399 County Road 502
(719) 738-2730

Grandote Peaks
Golf Course
5540 US Hwy 12, La Veta
(719) 742-3391

Tourist Information
Huerfano County
Tourism Board

Huerfano County
Chamber of Commerce
Train Depot at Heritage Park
400 Main St, Walsenburg
Visitors center opens in June, open four hours daily. When closed, tourist info available at Spanish Peaks Library,
415 Walsen Ave. Walsenburg
(719) 738-1065,

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

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

La Veta Fine Art Gallery
210 Main St, La Veta
(719) 742-3115
(719) 742-0213

Pinon Hill Pottery& Gallery
221 N. Main St., La Veta

Darkwood Gallery
Ecletic, artist in residence
518 Main Street, Walsenburg
(719) 738-3413

Cuchara Hermosa
Annual juried art show in July,
Cuchara, (719) 742-0241

La Veta School of the Arts–
classes, workshops
105 W. Ryus Ave., La Veta
(719) 742-3421

Inner Idea Artists

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

Spanish Peaks Alliance for
the Fox Theater in Walsenburg
(719) 738-1071

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 100-20
(719) 742-5410

Community Choir
Christmas Cantata
Meets at the United Church in
Walsenburg and the Methodist
Church in La Veta
Contact: John Stroh,
(719) 738-1732

Dance on Tap Adult Group
and Youth Groups
Dorothy Mihanovich-Vigil:
(719) 989-1134

El Fandango, see Youth 
Organizations, page 42

Francisco Fort Museum
Jennifer Nackerud, director
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.
Open May- Sept. M-F, 10:00-4:00,
Sat. 10:00-1:00, Sun. 1:00-4:00
or call for special tours.
(719) 738-1992

Museum of Friends (MOF)
A museum of contemporary art.
Museum with changing exhibitions,
classes, permanent collection
600 Main and 109 E. 6th St.,
(719) 738-2858

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,

For a complete listing of Huerfano County
Cemeteries (including historical) 
please visit:

Youth Organizations
El Fandango-
Established in 1938, this is a county
wide student folklorico dance group
with members ranging in age from pre
school to high school. Performances
reflect Huerfano County’s cultural
diversity and rich history.
PO Box 346, Walsenburg, CO 81089
Contact: Mary Jo Tesitor (719) 738-1331,
or Gretchen Orr (719) 738-6964

Girl Scouts of America
Troop 70 for Juniors and Cadetss
Troop 170 for Juniors
Meetings held alternate 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.

Serving our communities
4-H Club-
Specializing in Youth Leadership
and Development
Huerfano County Community Center
928 Russell Ave., Walsenburg
(719) 738-2170 or 719-846-6881
Office hours 8-12, 1-4 Mon thru Wed,
9-12, 1-4 on Thurs.

Journey Home-
Equine based learning: Recreational
and Therapeutic Programs for Youth.
Offerings include trail rides and the
Bear Creek Riders, an equestrian
performance team.
PO Box 1038, Walsenburg
Contact: Deb Williams, (719) 738-6400

Roots Garden Project
Gardening for youth- keep what’s
Sangre de Cristo Center for Youth
513 Main, Walsenburg
Myra Trujillo, 738-1573,

Sangre de Cristo
Center for Youth
Positively engaging the youth of the
community through participation in
programs such as:  sports, hiking,
gardening, life skills and work ethic,
CREW club (Creative, responsible,
educated women) for girls, and J-BAM
club (Journey from boys to adult males)
for boys.
513 Main, Walsenburg
Contact: Myra Trujillo
(719) 738-1573, (719) 989-7813
Monthly activity calendar available on
9-4 Monday, Wednesday &  Friday
For other days, call for appointment.

Youth Sports/ Recreation
American Legion
Sports & Gun Club
Gun Safety Classes and Training
Ages 6-adult 859-3146
Contact: Cliff Boxley (719) 738-6400

Cal Ripken Little League
Registration in spring. Watch for
announcement in the HWJ newspaper!
Contact: Mike Vigil 719- 250-6741

Knights Soccer
Registration available through school
or call Steve Miller (719) 849-0378.

Misfits (PeeWee) Wrestling
Josh Vialpando,

Rec. Sports, basketball,
bowling and soccer
Sangre de Cristo Center for Youth
513 Main, Walsenburg
Contact: Myra Trujillo
(719) 738-1573, (719) 989-7813
Monthly activity calendar available on
9-4 Monday, Wednesday &  Friday
For other days, call for appointment.

Royal Flush Fencing Club
An easygoing group of people serious
about developing the art of traditional
fencing.Landon Brown, instructor
(719) 688-1051

Wilderness program
Hiking trips and outdoor education,
survival skills
Sangre de Cristo Center for Youth
513 Main, Walsenburg
Contact: Myra Trujillo
(719) 738-1573, (719) 989-7813
Monthly activity calendar available on
9-4 Monday, Wednesday &  Friday
For other days, call for appointment.

Churches Walsenburg Area
Assembly of God
Lighthouse Worship
311 W. 4th, Walsenburg
(719) 738-1822

Church of Christ
400 Walsen Ave., Walsenburg
(719) 738-1542

Church of Jesus Christ of
Latter-Day Saints
615 Walsen, Walsenburg
(719) 738-2813

Apostolic Temple
711 W. 2nd, Walsenburg
(719) 738-1873

First Baptist Church
220 W. 6th, Walsenburg
(719) 738-2797

Full Gospel Church
205 W. 10th, Walsenburg
(719) 738-3507

Huerfano Community
Bible Church
603 Leon Street, Walsenburg

Kingdom Hall of
Jehovah’s Witnesses
625 N. Polk, Walsenburg
(719) 738-1962

Landmark Baptist Church
425 Maple St.,Walsenburg
(719) 738-1035, cell (719) 214-2631

La Hai Roi Ministries
701 Walsen Ave., Walsenburg
(719) 738-3815

New Hope
Community Church
801 Pennsylvania Ave., Walsenburg
(719) 738-5776

St. Mary Catholic Church
121 E. 7th, Walsenburg
(719) 738-1204

United Methodist Church
108 Kansas Ave. (Corner of Main St. at
Kansas Ave., Walsenburg
(719) 738-3375 or 719-393-3566

La Veta Area
Christ the King
Catholic Church
Main & Virginia, La Veta
(719) 742-1204

Feed Store
Family Training Center
1012 Cherry, La Veta
(719) 742-5207

First Baptist Church
311 S. Main, La Veta
(719) 742-3476

Mountain View
Southern Baptist Church
Main & Cascade, La Veta
(719) 742-3549

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

United Methodist
Church of La Veta
416 S. Main, La Veta
(719) 742-3241

Upon the Rock
Christian Camp
7 miles west on CR 421, La Veta
(719) 742-6777

Cuchara Area
Cuchara Chapel
West of Cuchara Village on Hwy 12
(719) 742-3641

Christian Fellowship
18721 Hwy. 12, Cuchara
(719) 742-5566

Gardner Area
Sacred Heart
Catholic Church
Hwy 69, PO Box 113, Gardner

Gardner Methodist Church
Highway 69, Gardner
Contact: Sherri Freese

Gardner Community
Meets in Community Center.
Highway 69, Gardner
Contact: Buzz Deardorff, 746-2026

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

Dept of Social Services
Child support, child protective
services, adult services
Director: Sheila Hudson-Macchietto
121 W. 6th St., Walsenburg
(719) 738-2810
Office hours: 8-4, M-F

Drug and Alcohol Treatment/Counseling
Al-Anon, for families and friends of
alcoholics, meets Sundays at 5 pm in
Mazzone Hall, across from St. Mary’s
Catholic Church, Walsenburg. 738-6841.

Alcoholics Anonymous
Church of Christ, 400 Walsen Ave,
Walsenburg. Tues. and Fri., 7 pm.
Call 742-5165 or 742-5702.

Crossroads Turning Points, Inc.
615 Russell Ave., Walsenburg
(719) 738-2076 Office Hours: 8-5, M-F

Overeaters Anonymous
Meets at Spanish Peaks Library, 3rd
floor Walsenburg, 10 am on Fri.
For info, call NJ at 738-1216.

Narcotics Anonymous
400 Walsen Ave, (Church of Christ),
Walsenburg.  Mon, Thu, 6 pm.
(719) 738-3242

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 & 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.,
PO Box 536, Walsenburg
(719) 738-9994
Office hours: 1-4 pm M, W, F
Donations accepted through PayPal
Public Transportation
Rideline # (719) 738-1182

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

South Central Council of Governments
Aging and Senior Programs;
Care Services for the disabled, blind
and elderly;
Public Transportation; Housing
Rehabilitation, Regional Community

WIC (Women, Infants, and Children)
Nutrition services for pregnant women , new mothers, and children up to age 5.
See listing under Huerfano County
Health Dept. page 8

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

Colorado State University
Extension Office
Huerfano County Community Center
Contact: Dean Oatman
928 Russell Ave., Walsenburg
(719) 738-2170 or 719-846-6881
Office hours 8-12, 1-4 Mon thru Wed,
9-12, 1-4 on Thurs.

Huerfano County 4-H Fair
Contact: Tracy McCay, (719) 738-1850
PO Box 267, La Veta, CO 81055
August 7 -11, 2013, 4-H fairgrounds,
La Veta

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

Spanish Peaks
Beekeeper’s Association
Membership for those interested in
bees and/or beekeeping.
Meets quarterly.
Contact:  Janet Fink, (719) 738-2081 or

Ag Organizations, cont.
Stockgrowers Association
Promoting and protecting the
stockgrowers interests in Huerfano
County. Meets first Thursday of each
month at the community center in
Walsenburg, 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,
email: jennifer.vargas

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

Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks
PO Box 247, Walsenburg,

Bridge Club
Meets 2nd and 4th Tues.
Contact: Norma Lou Murr
(719) 738-1298

Citizens for Huerfano County
Protecting Huerfano County from
destructive oil and gas exploitation.
PO Box 1193, La Veta, (719) 742-5538
Facebook: “Huerfanos Against Fracking”

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

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
or Huerfano County Historical
Society, (719) 738-2840

Huerfano County Communication Coalition
First Thursday of month, noon.
Debbie Channel
(719) 738-5178 or (719) 250-9367

Huerfano Hometown Heroes
Recognizes and honors those actively
serving in the military from this area
through sending postcards, notes and
needed/wanted items to deployed
soldiers, their units and platoons.
Meets at Journey Home/Adventure
Trail, 1018 W. 7th, Walsenburg. Contact:
Juanita at
or Charlene at or

Latino Club
Meets monthly, last Sunday of the
month, 1 pm, at the Huerfano County
Community Center, 928 Russell Ave,

Scrappy Ladies Quilt Guild
Meets at 10 am each month on the
second Monday at the Spanish Peaks
Library 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.

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

Scholarships Granting Organizations
(If you would like your scholarship listed, please contact us for next year’s edition)
Oktoberfest Committee
Holds annual Oktoberfest in La Veta
on first Saturday of October as
fundraises for scholarships for
Huerfano County students. Contact:
Debbie Channel xxx-xxx-xxxx?

PEO- Philanthropic
Educational Organization for Women
Sponsors scholarships and promotes
higher education for women of all ages
Meetings held 1st and 3rd Mondays
of month at various locations, 5:30 pm
Contact: Peggy Arnold-Hoobler
(719) 742-5496,
Scholarships Granting
Organizations (cont.)

Sig & Ruth Sporleder
Memorial Scholarship
Open to high school seniors throughout
Huerfano County, whether in public
schools or home-schooled with interests
in agriculture, rangeland/natural
resource management & conservation,
business or art. Must be actively
involved within the Huerfano County
community. Mail applications to:
Sig & Ruth Sporleder Memorial
Scholarship Fund, PO Box 346,
Walsenburg, CO 81089.
Deadline for applications is April 1.
Awards made on graduation day.
(719) 738-1415

Spanish Peaks
HealthCare Foundation
Providing academic scholarships to
students interested in pursuing careers
in health care. Contact: Todd Oberheu
738-5144, 23500 US Highway 160,
Walsenburg, CO 81089
Spanish Peaks
Community Foundation
“The power of philanthropy is in the
positive changes it creates”
The SPCF’s mission is to improve
prosperity and pride in the Spanish
Peaks community. It raises money for
an endowment fund, to provide grants
county-wide to projects and
non-profits, and scholarships
for area students. PO Box 1101
Walsenburg 719-989-1772
Spanish Peaks Community Foundation
on Facebook,

Spanish Peaks Regional Health Center-
Hospital Auxiliary
Volunteer opportunity at the Gift Shop
Call: (719) 738-5100, ask for gift shop.

Study/Educational Clubs

Brown Bag Book Club
Meets at noon on the fourth Friday of
each month at La Veta Library to talk
about books.

FCE Extension Council
Family & Community Education Club
Meets first Monday of the month for
lunch at Walsenburg Senior Center,
Huerfano County Community Center,
928 Russell Ave, Walsenburg, 1:30 pm.
President:  Laura Bell

Friends of the La Veta library
Meets every 3rd Wednesday at 7:00 pm

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

Society for Creative Anachronism
An international organization dedi
cated to researching and re- creating
the arts and skills of pre-17th-century
Local: Shire of Villaleon. Contact: John,
(719) 738-3347 or Erin (719) 660-6997

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

Walsenburg Woman’s Club
Member of the General Federation of
Woman’s Clubs. A service club with
projects involving: Education, Fine
Arts, Conservation, Public Issues,
International Affairs, and Home Life.
Walsenburg Woman’s Club focuses on
projects to benefit local organizations
Meets the fourth Monday, September-
May at 2:00 pm at various locations.
Contact: President,