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Cooking Matters for Adults

OUR WORLD –  Cooking matters for adults. Join us virtually and let’s cook a meal together! Food to cook the recipe is provided weekly and this course is offered at no cost.
Learn about healthy eating, nutrition, kitchen safety, and shopping on a budget. Virtual class begins on Tuesday, Feb. 15 from 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
To sign up, contact (719) 845-0463 by Feb. 8th.

ROAR For Relay for Life Valentine Baking Palooza

OUR WORLD –  A Valentine’s Baking Palooza Fundraiser! Call Kendra today to reserve your delicious homemade yummy by Wednesday, Feb. 9th. Delivery afternoon on Sunday, Feb. 13 or pick up on Monday, Feb. 14 in Walsenburg. Delivery & pick up after 1:30p.m. on Monday, Feb. 14 in Trinidad. Payment can be taken at time of delivery or you can pay beforehand at Corradino Auto Body at 124 N. Maple St. in Trinidad or Farm Bureau at 713 Walsen Ave in Walsenburg.
For more details, contact Kendra Doherty at (719) 680 – 0693 or (719) 946 – 5510

ROAR For Relay for Life Quilt Fundraiser

OUR WORLD –  A beautiful handmade quilt that could be yours! Enter into the fundraiser raffle for ROAR for Relay for Life! $3 for 1 chance ticket and $5 for 2 chances. Get your tickets by Saturday, February 26th. Drawing will be held Monday, February 28th.
To purchase your tickets, please call Carrie at 719-890-0015 or Kendra at 719-680-0693.

Philosophy Café

OUR WORLD –  In February, Philosophy Café meets remotely on Monday evening, February 14th, at 5:00.
This month’s topic was suggested by Philosophy Café regular, Sararose: The Philosophy of Change. She offers the following link, and writes:
https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/my-philosophy-change-why-happens-how-embrace-ivan-teong
“Taking for granted the constancy of change, here is an article titled, My Philosophy of Change.  The author states: ‘My philosophy of change refers to the fundamental concept of one’s internal and external environments, and how they collide to create change.’  His ideas are timely, and I think this will be a good article to read to support our conversation.”
Café founder, Susanne, thought it would be a good chance to throw in some existentialist thought. She is reading Paul Tillich’s, The Courage to Be. According to Tillich, one major source of existential anxiety is change, especially that big, big change we will all go through—death. Tillich believed the antidote to such anxiety is courage, in this case, the courage to allow life to change us.
We hope you can join us for this remote event via Zoom Meeting. You must register to join, and you can start that process by clicking the Register button, below.

HUERFANO

Parks and Trails volunteer opportunities

WALSENBURG –  Dustin Stambaugh, Walsenburg City Administrator, and Brad Rice, Walsenburg Parks Manager, have asked La Veta Trails to co-host two clean-up opportunities in Walsenburg this spring. La Veta Trails is thrilled to support these clean-up events.
We will host a Walsenburg Volunteer Sign-up Event in the next 2-3 weeks. Volunteers will be required to fill out a Volunteer Form and sign a liability waiver.  If you would like to get onto the list of Walsenburg Volunteers to receive emails from La Veta Trails, or if you would like your place of business to help host a volunteer sign-up event, email Marilyn Russell at russellm99992gmail.com.

E-Sports coming soon to Fox

WALSENBURG –  The Fox Theatre recently purchased SIX gaming PC’s to start a program. Are you interested in playing? Complete the form at the following link and they’ll be in touch. Spread the word. Also, you can play eSports in college now!
Please contact Mike at (719) 890-4292 or email me at mike@foxtheatrewalsenburg.org to learn more.
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc9zj-FJQ2oWzDo7XhjnRtxdFhVabB40-6Sj1QKxA3nnAPcjw/viewform

Walsenburg Fox Weekend movie

WALSENBURG –  Our weekend movie is “Spiderman: No Way Home,” rated PG-13.  With Spider-Man’s identity now revealed, Peter asks Doctor Strange for help. When a spell goes wrong, dangerous foes from other worlds start to appear, forcing Peter to discover what it truly means to be Spider-Man.
$7.00 for adults
$6.00 for students and teachers
$5.00 for children (age 5 to 12) and seniors
Movie showtimes are  Friday at 7:30 p.m., Saturday at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday at 3 p.m.

New hours at SPACe

LA VETA — The Spanish Peaks Arts Council (SPACe) in La Veta has changed the days and hours the SPACe Gallery is open. During January, SPACe is only open on Saturdays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Beginning Feb. 3, the gallery will be open on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Artwork for the annual Members’ Show will be accepted at that time. Memberships start at $30 for individuals. Visit the SPACe website at spanishpeaksarts.org for more information. You can now text messages to SPACe at 719 890-0573 or call 719 742-3074. The Gallery is located in the La Veta Town Park, 132 W. Ryus.

Movie at La Veta Public Library

LA VETA — Join us at La Veta Library on Thursday, Jan. 27th at 2 p.m. for a “movie date”.  For our first offering of the new year we will feature “Stillwater” starring Matt Damon. Variety magazine called this dramatic thriller “incredible and absolutely brilliant”. It is the story of an oil rig roughneck from Oklahoma who travels to France to exonerate his daughter who is serving a life sentence in jail for a murder she did not commit. Great performances and a timely topic make for great entertainment.  Free refreshments!

Call for Players D&D 5E Campaign

WALSENBURG –  You currently live a meager mundane life but often dream of becoming an adventurer. The day is waning and dusk is upon you. You are torn from your daydreams, hearing sound of people screaming, buildings burning, and the sounds of people running past you. “The Dragovar Empire is upon us!’
The Dragovar Empire is an empire to the North with which your kingdom of Moldavia is currently at war. They are an empire ruled by a council of chromatic  dragons that command thousands of Dragonborn troops. You find yourself running away from the sounds of battle to find some safety and end up at the docks. Many ships are fleeing but there is one getting ready to set sail.  A stern-looking tabaxi looks at you and says “Well! Are you coming?”
-Starts Jan. 28, and runs every Friday from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
– Looking for 5-6 committed players until the end of April.
-Sessions are $10 and miniatures, 3D terrain, and custom content are provided.

Mobile Vaccine Bus at Safeway

WALSENBURG –  On January 28th from 10a.m. – 6p.m., the Mobile Vaccine Bus will be in the Walsenburg Safeway Parking lot. Flu and COVID Vaccines are available (Pfizer, Moderna, and J&J) for free, no insurance required. 1st, 2nd, and 3rd doses.

Gardening in Navajo Ranch Class

WALSENBURG –  You can garden in Navajo Ranch with harvested rain (or snow) water. Master Gardener, patty Merryman, will be hosting her first class on January 28th OR 29th from 9a.m. – 1p.m. Call her at 719-989-7361 with questions or to reserve a spot and get directions.

Exhibition extended at MoF

WALSENBURG –  The Exhibition Joseph Slusky & Katie Hawkinson Collaborations and Tangents is extended through Jan. 31, 2021. Also during the month of January the museum and Made in Walsenburg Gift Shop will be open: Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.
Call 719-738-2858 for more info or to make an appointment.  For school-tour visits, email your preferred dates and times to: info@museumoffriends.org or visit: www.museumoffriends.org

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

WALSENBURG –  Karl will host a “Meet the Candidate Karl Sporleder for County Commissioner” event on Saturday, Feb. 5th 4pm at Rollin’ Smoke Garage, 115 E. 5th St, Walsenburg. Karl will discuss his platform and answer guests’ questions.  Come share your visions and comments for the future of Huerfano County.
We will also have an added guest Ty Winter who is running is the newly created House District 47.
Karl will also host a ”Meet the Candidate” event on Saturday, Feb. 19th 4pm at Fatt Wellers, 121 N. Main St., La Veta.
We hope you will join us for these events and support our local businesses by enjoying some great food  afterwards. See you there!

American Legion Blood Drive

WALSENBURG –  American Legion Blood Drive will be on the 8th of February located in the Huerfano Community Center 928 Russell St. Walsenburg. On the 9th of February in the same building American Legion Post 16 will be holding their monthly meeting at 6p.m. We are hoping to see all of your smiling faces at these two functions.

Fox Walsenburg Chili Competition & Big Game Watch Party

WALSENBURG – On Sunday, February 13th from 3p.m. – 10p.m., there will be a combination Gameday Viewing  Party and Chili Cook-off at the Fox Theatre in Walsenburg! The chili competition is a fundraiser for Fox, a 501(c)(3) organization..
One $10 donation will allow you to sample the competition chili and cast your vote for best red, green, and dip/side dish as a People’s Choice Judge.
Winners receive a prize package that includes goodies and awards!

LAS ANIMAS  

Free COVID-19 testing on Sundays

TRINIDAD  — Due to high demand, the Huerfano-Las Animas District Health Department has added another day of FREE COVID-19 Community testing in Trinidad. The additional testing day will be on Sundays from 10a.m. – 4p.m. at the Community Center.

Call for artists: Carnegie Library Art Wall

TRINIDAD  — The Art Wall at the library has been a bit dormant since the pandemic hit, but with more and more visitors coming to the library, it’s time to remind everyone about this free resource. We have about fifteen linear feet of wall space with a very high ceiling. It’s equipped with a great hanging system. We will provide a custom-designed poster and description cards for the individual pieces. We will also help with promotion via our social media, website and email, and we will notify the local newspapers of your exhibit. There is absolutely no commission or fees of any kind, and sales will be by direct communication between the artist and the buyer. Exhibits are one month long, starting on the first of every month.
If you are interested in showing your work here, contact Tom Potter at 719-846-6841 or  tom.potter@trinidad.co.gov, or just come on into the library and ask to speak with him.
Nationally Recognized Team
to Visit Noah’s Ark

TRINIDAD  — Noah’s Ark Animal Welfare Association has been selected to be part of the Jordan’s Way 50-state tour to help raise awareness and funds needed for medical needs of Noah’s Ark shelter animals and community programs, such as spay/neuter & low-cost vaccines.
Jordan’s Way is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that hosts 4-hour fun-filled, live Facebook fundraisers at animal rescues and shelters across the country. Founded by Kris Rotonda to honor his best friend, a shelter dog named Jordan, Kris and his team have helped more than 250 shelters in over 40 states raise over $250 million since January. Kris and Jordan’s Way have been featured on The Hallmark Channel, the Dodo, and on local news stations across America. You can learn more about them on their website, www.JordansWayTour.com.
Kris and his team will be visiting Noah’s Ark on Thursday, January 27th from 6p.m. to 10p.m., and everyone in the community is invited to be a part of the fun! The fundraising goal is to raise $15K and to have a ton of fun doing so! That’s where everyone within the Trinidad community can play a HUGE role!
Donate directly to the fundraiser by visiting the Noah’s Ark Animal Welfare Association page on Facebook and clicking on the pinned post, stop by 224 N. Chestnut St. in Trinidad, CO, and make a donation during the live feed on January 27th from 6pm to 10pm, or pre-pledge  a business or donor match, agreeing to match monetary milestones during the live feed by calling 719-680-2385.
All the shelter cats, dogs, kittens & puppies hope everyone in the community will tune in to all of the adventures during the live event on Noah’s Ark’s Facebook page this Thursday!

Sharpen your feminist thinking with the Philosopher’s Toolkit

TRINIDAD  — Susanne van der Meer is a certified Philosophical Practitioner, MA Continental Philosophy. Philosophical ideas and methods help us to deepen our meaning-making in everyday life. She has been co-hosting a monthly Philosophy Cafe at the Carnegie Public Library in Trinidad for a while now, and beginning on Jan. 27, she will begin hosting a series of four workshops on philosophy and feminism on the Trinidad State Campus in room Berg 401 every other Thursday from 5-6:30 p.m.
This series will cover topics ranging from oppressive thinking hats, autonomy and paternalism to feminist ethics and cultural diversity.
There is no cost for this series, but registration is required. Please call Donna Haddow at 719-846-5724 or email donna.haddow@trinidadstate.edu

Tetris League at Grandma’s House

TRINIDAD  — The grand tradition of TETRIS LEAGUE has come to Trinidad. The first one was amazing, let’s keep it going!
Here’s the breakdown…
Rounds are head-to-head, an eye for an eye, manno-e-manno. Each round lasts 3 minutes (or until a player tops out, which is an automatic loss). Player with the most lines after 3 minutes wins the round. One extra minute overtime if number of lines is tied after 3 minutes.
The version of Tetris we use is the SNES “Tetris & Dr. Mario” release. It has an excellent versus mode. Note that clearing 2-4 lines will add “garbage” to the bottom of your opponent’s screen.
This double elimination bracket style tournament will be Tuesday, Feb. 1.  Sign up starts at 6 p.m., blocks fall at 7pm. $5 to enter. First place gets 80% of the pot, second place gets 20%.  All ages may enter the tournament, and heckling is highly encouraged!
Wanna practice on the system we use before the big show? Cool! The consoles live at Grandma’s House. You can go anytime. Grab a beer and ask your friendly bartender to hook up the SNES.

Colfax
Lake activity closed through Jan 31

COLFAX  — Sugarite Canyon State Park has suspended lake activities because of thin ice. Both Lake Maloya and Lake Alice are temporarily closed through Jan 31 because of the unsafe conditions. The Lake Alice Campground remains open on a first-come, first-serve basis. For additional information, call 575-445-5607. Stage II Fire Restrictions are also in place.  Building, maintaining, attending or using a fire, campfire, charcoal, coal, or wood stove is prohibited. The use of devices fueled solely by liquid petroleum or LPG fuels that can be turned on and off is allowed. Such devices can only be used in an area that is barren or cleared of all overhead and surrounding flammable materials within three (3) feet of the device. Smoking is prohibited, except within an enclosed vehicle or building.

Free Mobile COVID-19 Vaccine Bus

COLFAX  — On January 28th from 10a.m. – 6p.m., a mobile Vaccine Bus will be in Raton at the Convention Center at 901 S 3rd St. There will be primary doses and boosters for the Pfizer vaccine available for individuals aged 12+ and primary doses of Pfizer for everyone else.
The vaccine is FREE, no ID necessary, no insurance necessary. For more detailed information on the Vax Mobile Schedule and services, visit goodtimes.vaccinenm.org

Casting Call for Bugsy Malone Jr

COLFAX  — Santa Fe Trail School for the Performing Arts Raton Youth Theatre is gearing up for a Spring production of Bugsy Malone JR.  The show’s Director is Beki Laird, the Musical Director is Clint Henson, and Wanda Henson is assisting both Directors.
Casting call will be held Thursday & Friday, February 3rd & 4th at 6p.m., rehearsal should begin on Monday, February 7th.
Note: Rehearsal &/or production dates subject to change due to COVID restrictions/infection rates, and the entire show will be postponed/canceled if there aren’t enough participants to fill the roles at this time.
The cast list for this show calls for 25-50+ people, so everyone from Kindergarten to College is encouraged to participate –
No previous experience necessary and everyone who comes to the casting call will be in the show if you want to be.
It is a musical, but we are not professional singers & dancers – the goal is to have fun.  Don’t be scared!!
Backstage crew and lots of extras are also needed, so tell all your friends and spread the word – you don’t want to miss out on this exciting production!!
For more information or to make alternative arrangements to be involved if you can’t make it on Feb. 3rd or 4th – call or text Beki @ 254-716-9642.  Email is fine, too: Imbeki2@gmail.com

A traditional German Dance

Ah, the traditional German Oktoberfest dance, known as the Enten Tanz (translation: chicken dance.) The Oktoberfest celebration in La Veta last weekend was its usual

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