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Upcoming Events for February 24, 2022


Two Peaks-One Book” community book read event — pick up your book now

LA VETA — LaVeta Public Library is pleased to announce that we will once again be able to offer our” Two Peaks-One Book” community book read event.The mission of this program is to foster community dialog and interaction by the reading and discussion of a common book.  The 2022 selection is “4,284 miles” by Roger L. Greene.  It is a fascinating work of historical  fiction about two young boys who, in 1916,  set out from Colorado Springs on their bicycles for a trip across the country to see the Statue of Liberty.  “4284 Miles” is a wonderful coming of age novel filled with historic information about America in 1916, unforgettable characters, and thought provoking themes of equality, freedom and the cost of liberty. We will have copies available of this novel for you to pick up at LVPL and the full list of the dates and times of the programs we will be offering in conjunction with the book will be announced soon.  Stop in and get your copy and let’s make this a great community event!

Mobile Vaccine Clinic

WALSENBURG —  The mobile vaccine bus will be in town on Thursday, Feb. 24th from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.  at  the  Safeway parking lot. Pfizer, Moderna, J&J and the flu vaccine will be available. For more information or to set up an appointment please visit

Communications Coalition meeting

WALSENBURG —  Thursday, Feb. 24 at 12 p.m. at the Huerfano County Community Center 928 Russle Street
This is an in person meeting but a zoom option is available. Come let everyone know what is going on with your business, non-profit or government organization.
Lunch will be provided by Huerfano County Economic Development. The Zoom link is:

Walsenburg Fox weekend movie

WALSENBURG — Death on the Nile will be playing at the historic Fox Theatre. Belgian sleuth Hercule Poirot’s Egyptian vacation aboard a glamorous river steamer turns into a terrifying search for a murderer when a picture-perfect couple’s idyllic honeymoon is tragically cut short. RUNTIME: 2 hours 7 minutes Showtimes are Friday and Saturday,  7:30 p.m.,
Sunday at  3 p.m.  Tickets are $7 for adults, $6 for students and teachers, and $5 for children (age five to twelve) and seniors.

Catch health problems before they get too far

HUERFANO —  Friday, Feb. 25  Life Line Screening offers 5 Preventive Health Screenings for Carotid Artery Disease, Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD), Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA), Atrial Fibrillation (AFib), Osteoporosis Risk. This 5 Screening package is to offer peace of mind or early detection for risk of stroke or cardiovascular disease. The combination of these tests helps detects problems before you have symptoms and while you and your doctor can still take action while still doing the things you love. This health screening event will be held at the Huerfano County Community Center at 928 Russell.
To register please call 888-814-0416 or go to

eSports & VR Demo Day

WALSENBURG — Join us Friday, Feb. 25 at 2 pm for  free eSports and VR demos! We have six PCs and a Nintendo Switch. We also have two Valve Index’s for VR.
eSports describes the world of competitive, organized video gaming. Competitors from different leagues or teams face off in the same games that are popular with at-home gamers: Fortnite, League of Legends, Counter-Strike, Call of Duty, Overwatch, and Madden NFL, to name a few.

Ukrainian Egg Design
HUERFANO — Judy Passow, a Huerfano County resident will be sharing her interest and expertise regarding the art of Ukrainian Egg Design that has been passed down for more than 1,000 years.  Judy has taught throughout the United States (including at the Smithsonian Museum) and in Europe. Her beautiful eggs are on display in many cities, and she enjoys sharing this craft with others.   Judy will share the process and her artful eggs on Friday Feb. 25th at 2 PM at the Walsenburg Library; then the program will be repeated on Thursday, March 3rd at 2PM at the La Veta Library. Later in the spring an actual class will be offered! Judy has been so gracious in offering her knowledge to keep this beautiful tradition alive! Come learn and see her stunning eggs on display.  Art in Society grant money is making this program possible!

Meet the Candidate- Karl Sporleder, County Commissioner, District 3

LA VETA — Karl Sporleder is having a Meet and Greet on Saturday, Feb. 26 at 4 p.m. at Fatt Weller’s BBQ, 124 N. Main St, La Veta.

SPLD Gardening 101

WALSENBURG — Spanish Peaks Library will again have their Gardening 101 program this month on Sunday, Feb. 27 from 1 to  3 p.m. at the library, 415 Walsen Ave. We will be discussing how to read seed catalogs, touching on the meaning of number of days and zone requirements, as well what all that strange terminology means.  We will also be exploring tips and practices on starting seeds indoors.
Please join us for this fun and informative monthly program on the 4th Sunday of every month.  Hope to see you there!

Water Conservancy District meeting

HUERFANO — The monthly board meeting of the Huerfano County Water Conservancy District will be held in person at the Walsenburg Housing Authority activity room, 220 Russell St, Walsenburg, CO, on Monday, Feb. 28 at 6pm. The draft agenda for the meeting can be found on the  district’s website:

Huerfano Republicans Caucus

HUERFANO — Join the Republicans at our precinct caucus Tuesday, March 1 at 7pm.  Odd numbered precincts will meet at the Huerfano Community Church at 601 Leon Ave in Walsenburg.  Even precincts will meet at the Methodist Church on South main in La Veta.  The caucus is the birthplace of both ideas and candidates; a true grassroots start to every election season.  Get in on the ground floor! If you’re a Republican but not sure which precinct you live in, visit the Republican Facebook page to see the maps!

Huerfano Democrats Caucus & Assembly

HUERFANO — Come together for caucus! The Huerfano County Democrats will hold their caucus at 10  a.m. on Saturday, March 5th with the assembly following  at 2 p.m. at the Huerfano County Community Center, 928 Russell St. We will hear from local candidates, nominate, conduct unofficial, unrecorded, informational straw polls, we will elect delegates to represent at assembly, select precinct organizers for our newly drawn 5 precincts, and discuss and vote on the party platform.  Sign-ups for election judges will also be accepted. Your attendance and participation are necessary to our democracy.  Masks will be mandatory at both events.  Together we are stronger!

All That Jazz

LA VETA — Time to get your “jazz” on– the Francisco Center for the Performing Arts Show Choir is excited to offer its winter concert: “All That Jazz”—featuring a compilation of songs celebrating just the fun of music. Tickets will be $10.00 available at the door or online at Please join us on Friday, March 4, 2022 at 7 p.m. (doors open at 6:30); Saturday, March 5, 2022 at 7 p.m. (doors open at 6:30); and Sunday, March 6 at 2 p.m.  (doors open at 1:30). All performances are at the theater located at 127 West Francisco in La Veta. Seating is limited, no reservations required (seating on a first come, first serve basis). Any donations to help support the choir will be gleefully accepted.

Nuevo Americana comes to La Veta

LA VETA — On Saturday, March 5, 7 p.m. enjoy Nuevo Americana music with Chris Arellano at La Veta Mercantile. Arellano’s deeply personal Americana weaves together the Norteño music of his northern New Mexico upbringing with Alternative  Country and Blues influences, for a signature style that he calls Nuevo Americana. Fused with song and story, Spanish and English, his transcendent lyrics move listeners with emotion and passion. Chris’ ability to play multiple stringed instruments has kept him busy as a Nashville session musician and producer.  $18 advance. $20 day of show.

Farmers Market meeting

LA VETA-The first meeting of the La Veta Farmers Market vendors for 2022 will be Tuesday, March 8th 10am-12, on the second floor of the La Veta library on Main St. This will be our 11th year and should be a great one. The meeting is open to returning and new vendors and anyone who might be thinking about being a vendor or is just curious. There is no vendor fee and the market usually runs mid-May through mid-Oct in the area next to the La Veta library.
If you have any questions please feel free to contact John at 7192810100 or


Cooking for Families

TRINIDAD —Join AmeriCorps Members Brie and Cassondra to learn fun family recipes and helpful cooking tips. Thursdays starting Feb. 17 through March 10 from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Spots are limited, so register today at   The class will be held in person at the Garden Room at Mt. Carmel, 911 Robinson Ave, Trinidad. Masks required.

Support for parents in recovery

TRINIDAD — Circle of Parents groups offer a safe, friendly, confidential, non-judgemental, supportive enviroment to share with and learn from other parents. It’s a place where anyone in a parenting role can open celebrate success, address challenges, find information and resources to support raising children. Meetings are every Thursday, beginning Feb. 24th, 6 p.m. at the Youth Club of Trinidad, 204 E. Kansas ave. Kids activities will be available. For more information please contact HuLA Early Childhood Council 719-845-0463
Art with Heart

TRINIDAD — A free painting event for veterans and their families hosted by Alexandra Stefanec on Friday Feb. 25 from 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. in the Garden Room at Mt. Carmel. Refreshments will be provided. Please call (719)845-4894 for more info. No registration required.

Wreath making workshop

TRINIDAD — Join us for a fun night of learning how to make your own Spring wreath on Friday, Feb. 25th at 5:30 p.m! We will be working with 12″ wreath frames with spring florals. Assistance will be given to create your own custom wreath. $40 per person-includes all wreath supplies, water & cookies. Please feel free to bring your own snacks. Drinks will be sold separately cash/card accepted. Please contact Darci 719-859-3123 to register and prepay for your spots. Workshop will be held in the upstairs of the Champions building on N. Commercial St.

Mobile vaccine clinic

TRINIDAD — On Saturday, Feb. 26 from 10 a.m. to  6 p.m., the mobile vaccine clinic will be offering all Covid vaccines and the flu vaccine at City Hall in Trinidad. For more info or to make an appointment, please visit –

Annual Polar Plunge
TRINIDAD — Join us Saturday, Feb. 26 for the annual Westerra Credit Union Trinidad Polar Plunge presented by Ford and raise funds and awareness for Special Olympics Colorado athletes! The Polar Plunge will be held at Trinidad State Park. Check in is at 10AM and the plunge is between 10:30 AM– 11:30. $75 fundraising minimum for all adults and $50 for students and Special Olympics Colorado athletes. Hosting an in-person Polar Plunge is a responsibility we do not take lightly. County and local COVID regulations will be followed if in place the week of the plunge.
Please visit: for more information.

Dr. Kevin Fitzgerald w/ Kate Strobel at Main Street LIVE

TRINIDAD —  Freedom Road presents another hilarious comedy show in Trinidad, Colorado featuring legendary comic Dr. Kevin Fitzgerald with Kate Strobel. Dr. Kevin Fitzgerald with Kate Strobel hosted by Nathan Lund at Main Street LIVE on Saturday Feb. 26. Doors open at 7 p.m.  and the show starts at 8 p.m. Prices for ages 21+ $10 online / $15 at the door ($5 at the door with Freedom Road receipt). For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit

Wine and Chocolate pairing- reservations due by Feb. 28

TRINIDAD  —  Join us and bring your friends for evening featuring a selection of wines, chocolates, snacks, games, live music and a silent auction.  The event is being held on Saturday, March 5 at 7 p.m. at 131 W. Main Street This event is a fundraiser for Main Street LIVE’s efforts to restore the building facade. Cost is $40 per person and reservations are required by Feb 28th. To make reservations or for more informations please contact our office at 719-846-4765 or

HUGE “CARage Sale” Fundraiser

TRINIDAD — Friday, March 4th & Saturday March 5th
9 am- 2pm at Art Cartopia Museum 2702 Freedom Road in Trinidad. We’ll have a little (or big) something for everyone. So, don’t miss out on this spectacular sale. Please  no early birds.  Proceeds of the sale to benefit ArtoCade and Art Cartopia Museum. For more infamation please contact us at (719) 846-3473.

Las Animas County Democratic caucus and assembly

LAS ANIMAS — The democratic caucus for precincts 1-7 will be held on Saturday March 5th at 1 pm. Assembly follows the Same Day at 2 pm and will be held at Trinidad State College 600 Prospect Street Sullivan Center, Pioneer Room. There is also the option to participate via Zoom. Please contact for Zoom link

Basic pistol shooting

TRINIDAD — Introductions to the basic knowledge, skills, and attitude necessary to safely own and use a pistol. Bring your own handgun, semiautos or double action revolvers preferred. This class will be held on Saturday, March 5 from 8AM-5PM at Prator Gun Range. This is a “for credit” class that is a part of Trinidad State’s Junior College NRA Firearm Safety Instructor Certification Program. The regular tuition and fees apply. Class fees do not include NRA membership. This course is eligible for VA benefits and financial aid. If you wish to attend this course, please apply either online at or in person on the Trinidad Campus, in the Berg Building. You must be 21 years or older to take this class.


Virtual finance fair

COLFAX —  In an effort to assist businesses in obtaining the financial resources they need, and to help lenders and financial assistance providers find projects they wish to finance, the New Mexico Economic Development Department (EDD) is hosting their quarterly finance fair – completely online – geared toward businesses and lenders located in the northeastern part of the state, EDD Cabinet Secretary Alicia J. Keyes announced today. The event will take place online Thursday, Feb. 24 from 12–1:30 p.m. Participation for both businesses and lenders is free.
This year boasts a new opportunity for lenders to pre-record their pitch if they are unable to attend the event. Please contact Jennifer Myers at to set up a video recording.
Businesses and lenders can learn more about the Business Finance Finder and register for the Northeastern New Mexico Business Finance Fair online at

Night sky viewing

COLFAX — Come and enjoy the amazing night sky at Capulin Volcano on Saturday, Feb.26 from 6pm-9! Join Capulin Rangers as we break out the telescopes and explore the different planets and distant deep space objects viewable from the park. Follow red lights from the visitor center to the observing area. Bring warm clothes, a face covering/mask, and your curiosity for an out of this world experience! No reservation needed. If you would like more information, visit

2022 International Santa Fe Trail Balloon Rally art work competition

COLFAX—Attention youth artists (7th through 12th grades) in Colfax, Union and Los Alamos counties. We want you to compete by designing this year’s Balloon Rally Logo.  You could win a Hot Air Balloon Ride and see your artwork printed on pins and t-shirts!!!  Deadline to submit is March 10, 2022. Submit your design to Raton Main St office at 145 S. First St. Enteries must include “2022 International Santa Fe Trail Balloon  Rally, Raton NM”. Design must be 5 in. by 5 in., can have up to three colors and must include the student’s name, grade and school. For more information please call Brenda Ferri at 445-2052 or Christine Valentini at 445-2457.

Family Literacy Academy

COLFAX— The PED is offering a three-part series of workshops called the Family Literacy Academy to equip pre-K through fifth grade families and caretakers with knowledge and strategies to support their children’s literacy development at home. The workshops will be offered in both English and Spanish once a month in February, March and April. These workshops will help families bring to life many of the strategies in PED’s Early Literacy Guide. Tuesday,  March 29 and Tuesday, April 26 from 4 to 5:30 p.m. To register for English workshops  visit Register for Spanish workshops at