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out of our world

Help with disaster relief in Boulder County

OUT OF OUR WORLD – The Missions Chapel and Disaster Relief Distribution Center / America’s Disaster Relief is collecting – gift cards or cash donations for the catastrophic wildfires in Boulder.
From 20 years of experience, we have learned every disaster is different and the location also makes a difference — right now people need cash and gift cards. Their insurance will kick in in a few weeks/months to a small amount – they are at present in shelters being fed and watered, toiletries are being provided. WHAT they really need are clothes and shoes for work – some office work, some blue-collar – but work clothes Children are going to need school clothes & shoes.
Gift cards are the best option right now – they have no place to store things.
Jan France – COO said, “We have already helped provide needed meds, and formula/bottles for some little ones – from funds that have come in through our website…This happened right after Christmas – between pay-checks, many no funds in the bank… Several in town should know us – we have assisted in many ways following the Spring Fire…***
Every $10. will help – just give something.”
www.WCDisasterRelief.org
OR Mail to:
America’s Disaster Relief
P.O. Box 354
Cimarron, CO 81220
*** Following the Spring Fire – The Colorado Division of America’s Disaster Relief delivered two (2) truckloads of household items & $750 in gift cards to cover other needs not provided. These items and gift cards came from donations from those who cared.

throughout our world

CDPHE Mobile Vaccine Bus Schedule
for January 2022

OUR WORLD –  Dates and times are subject to change.
Flu and COVID Vaccine onboard (Pfizer, Moderna, and J&J)
Jan. 4th – 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. – Trinidad City Hall – https://trinidad-14-cdphe-mvu7.youcanbook.me/
Jan. 6th –10 a.m. – 6 p.m. -Walsenburg Safeway- https://walsenburg-16-cdphe-mvu14.youcanbook.me/
Jan. 9th –10 a.m. – 6 p.m.- Hoehne Community Center – https://trinidad-19-cdphe-mvu14.youcanbook.me
Jan. 10th –10 a.m. – 6 p.m.- Kim School – https://kim-110-cdphe-mvu14.youcanbook.me
Jan. 13th –10 a.m.–6 p.m. -Walsenburg Safeway- https://walsenburg-jan13-cdphe-mvu14.youcanbook.me
Jan. 15th –10 a.m. – 6 p.m.- City Hall Trinidad – https://trinidad-115-cdphe-mvu14.youcanbook.me
Jan. 22nd – 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. -Primero School –  https://weston-122-cdphe-mvu14.youcanbook.me
Jan. 23rd -10 a.m. – 6 p.m.-  City Hall Trinidad https://trinidad-123-cdphe-mvu14.youcanbook.me
Jan. 24th – 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. – La Veta School – https://laveta-124-cdphe-mvu14.youcanbook.me
Jan. 24th – Gardner Community Center
More to come.

PW Southeast Region Sportsperson’s Caucus to discuss how hunting licenses are allocated

OUR WORLD –  Sportspersons from across Colorado are invited to Colorado Parks and Wildlife’s Southeast Region Sportsperson’s Caucus for updates on a variety of issues important to hunters, anglers and outdoor enthusiasts.
The featured topic will be allocation of big game hunting licenses.
“CPW is examining its current big game allocation policies,” said CPW Southeast Region Manager Brett Ackerman. “This caucus discussion will be part of our thorough and comprehensive outreach to stakeholders to determine the path forward.”
Ackerman will also provide an update on CPW’s wolf reintroduction efforts and he’ll discuss recent staff changes within the Southeast Region. Also, CPW biologists will provide updates on aquatics and terrestrial sections.
The virtual-only caucus is scheduled 6-8p.m., Thursday, Jan. 6, 2022. It will be streamed live, online, via CPW’s statewide Facebook page: www.facebook.com/CoParksWildlife.

Grief Support Group

OUR WORLD –  Mt. Rose Health Center Palliative Care and Hospice will offer a Grief Support Group via Zoom at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 12th.  It will be facilitated by Val Stepien, LCSW, “retired” after many years of hospice experience.  The group is free and open to anyone in any stage of their grief journey.  Again, with Covid concerns, this month it will be zoom only.  Zoom sign:  https://zoom.us/i/95686445697 or contact Sandy Dolak 719-251-1271.
Death Café will be on the 4th Wednesday Jan. 26th; more information to follow.

HUERFANO

Walsenburg Fox Weekend Movie

WALSENBURG –  Our weekend movie is “The King’s Man,” Rated R with a run time of two hours, eleven minutes.
As a collection of history’s worst tyrants and criminal masterminds gather to plot a war to wipe out millions, one man must race against time to stop them. Discover the origins of the very first independent intelligence agency in The King’s Man.
Stars: Ralph Fiennes, Gemma Arterton, Rhys Ifans
Tickets are:
$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.

Spanish Peaks Library expands hours

WALSENBURG – In order to better serve the communities of Huerfano County, The Spanish Peaks Library District is pleased to announce expanded hours.
Starting Monday, Jan. 3rd the Walsenburg Library will be open:
Monday-Wednesday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Thursday-Friday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Sunday,  1 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Walking the Camino de Santiago

LA VETA — What is the Camino de Santiago? Where is it, and why would anyone want walk it?
Greg and his wife Lisa have walked the ancient pilgrimage route of the Camino de Santiago in northern Spain two times. Come learn the what, where, when, why and how of the Camino as Greg tells of their experiences along the way and explains what you need to do to undertake this once in a lifetime journey yourself. This program will be at 2 p.m. on Jan. 6 at La Veta Library. The program will be repeated at 11 a.m. on Jan. 11 at the Walsenburg library.

Mindfulness group at LV Library

LA VETA — Learning to live mindfully is a lifetime process and is best done with the support of others who are also on a mindful path. The focus will be on developing a greater capacity for living mindfully. Given the stressors of everyday life, it is important to have support and resources to assist us in being truly present to whatever life may bring.
Tools include meditation; conscious breathing; ways to approach difficult feeling thoughts, stories, perceptions and emotions; being aware of and kind to our bodies; and discussing ways to be in Presence and compassionate with ourselves and others.
Please feel free to join us weekly as we explore this journey together Thursdays from 10 – 11:30 a.m. beginning Jan. 6. It’s free. Come when you can. Please bring masks.
Questions? Please email vonstep@ecentral.com or TrustingOurInnerLight@gmail.com.

Spanish Peaks Library Storytime

LA VETA —Some crazy things have happened in the last few months that caused us not to have our construction storytime!  We are going to try again for this Friday, Jan. 7.  The fun will be from 10:30a.m. to 11:30a.m. at 415 Walsen Ave. in Walsenburg.  If you have any questions you may contact Ms. Sherry at 738-2774 or sherry@spld.org.  Also, I am happy to report that our library has expanded its hours!  We are now open M – W from 10a.m. to 6p.m., Th – F from 10a.m. to 4p.m. and  Sunday from 1p.m. to 5p.m.  We hope to see you soon.

Be a Friend of the Library

HUERFANO — The Friends of the Spanish Peaks Library District will have their first meeting of the year on Monday, Jan. 10, 2022 at 1 p.m. If you love books and reading, please join us and find out how you can become involved. Meetings take place at the library located at 415 Walsen Avenue, Walsenburg, CO. All are welcome.

American Legion Meeting

WALSENBURG –  The American Legion will hold their meeting on Jan. 12th at 6 p.m. at the Huerfano Community Center 928 Russell St. Walsenburg
Stay tuned for updates on a Blood Drive next month!

Movie at LVPL

LA VETA — Join us at the La Veta Library on Thursday, Jan. 13th 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!

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

LAS ANIMAS  

Joint Legislative Roundtable

TRINIDAD  —  The City of Trinidad City Council and Las Animas County Commissioners are hosting a joint Legislative Roundtable on Thursday, Jan. 6, 2022, at the Trinidad State College Pioneer Room
from 9:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
The Roundtable will cover community-wide topics such as the Opioid Settlement, Criminal Justice
Issues, impacts to the LAC Human Services, DOLA funding updates, and updates on city and county projects.
This meeting is open to the public and everyone is invited to attend. Masks will be required inside the facility. Comments will be limited to the roundtable participants, but the audience is invited to submit written questions for the panelists and presenters. For additional information, please reach out to Victor Gutierrez at (719) 846-9843 ext. 136 or victor.gutierrez@trinidad.co.gov.
If you would like to attend via zoom, go to:
https://us06web.zoom.us/j/81819959802?pwd=aUN4OWgwOFFaOTN4bFRCUHc4Vy8vQT09
Meeting passcode: 559839

Senior Days at Books & More

TRINIDAD  —  Senior Days at Books & More Bookstore 132 N. Commercial St., Trinidad, CO, are Friday, Jan. 7 from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.  and Saturday, Jan. 8 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Most items 50% off.  Phone is 846-8522.

Open mic for all literary souls

TRINIDAD  — The Corazón de Trinidad Creative District is pleased to announce its inaugural event for 2022; the Second Saturday Series will begin on Jan. 8. An Open Mic for poets and all literary souls, the Series is hosted by the Creative District on the second Saturday of the month at 210 West Main St. The evening begins at 7 p.m. with a  featured writer; the microphone then opens to all to share their creative literary efforts. This event is free and open to the public.
Kate Kingston, poet, writer and longtime resident of Trinidad will be the featured writer on Jan. 8th. She will read from her most recent series of poems subtitled “In the Time of Covid-19”.  In this book she uses personal memoir to chronicle the past year and the experiences we all share. Three of these poems were selected as semi-finalists in the Pablo Neruda Prize and published in Nimrod International Journal.
Marilyn Leuszler, chair of the Creative Districtsays, “Open mics have been held in conjunction with the Creative District’s annual poetry festival and offer an opportunity for community members to read from their work, whether they are professional or beginning writers. Among those taking part in the past are
authors from age 7 to 70 and from professor to cop. “
This event is sponsored in part by the Corazón de Trinidad Creative District, Trinidad Community Foundation/City of Trinidad Community Grant Program, and Colorado Creative Industries.

Purgatoire River Clean-up

TRINIDAD  —  Join us on Saturday for good times for a good cause along the Purgatoire River! We look forward to seeing you out on the river Saturday, Jan. 8 at 10 a.m. for a sunny morning along the river, followed by good times and refreshments at Moose’s Pub to keep the ‘Welcome to 2022’ celebration going!
We’ll be meeting at the Safeway parking lot by the flags, and all you need to bring is an enthusiasm for cleaning up your river! You may bring any additional personal protective gear you like, your own water bottle and hat for instance. We bring the rest!
Come enjoy COVID-19 friendly, socially distanced good times along the river – meeting new community members and working together to clean up our river!
At 10 a.m. we’ll hand out supplies, talk COVID-19 safety, and determine a social distancing and small group strategy that feels comfortable for everyone (e.g. small groups no larger than 4-5, with all members of each group working at least 6 feet apart), and start walking the river. You can leave your filled bags along the edge of the Riverwalk, or bring them back to the starting location. The event organizers will check the Riverwalk at the end of the event and collect all bags left along the way.
12 p.m. – We’ll head over to Moose’s for a post-event social and celebration!
Please call us if you have any questions (cell 970-420-1915)!
We look forward to seeing you there!

Philosophy Café

TRINIDAD  —  Join us for the next Philosophy Café on Monday evening, Jan. 10th at 5:00. The topic is: Luck seems simple. Some people “believe” in it and others not, but it can open up conversations about free will/agency, privilege/political knowledge and power/equal opportunities, the ethics of Luck (if I have good luck, does that bring an extra responsibility to share/take care of others with bad luck?).
This will be a remote session via Zoom Meeting. Contact Tom Potter at tom.potter@trinidad.co.gov or call 719-846-6841 to register.

Jeff Crosby with Luke Callen at Trinidad Lounge

TRINIDAD  —  Jeff Crosby and his band along with Luke Callen will be playing at the Trinidad Lounge on Tuesday, Jan. 11th in this new year of 2022. Doors open at 7 p.m., show starts around 8. Tickets are $10 and you must be 21 or older to enter.
To learn more, visit www.jeffcrosbymusic.com and www.lukecallen.com
Tickets may be purchased at the following link:
https://jeffcrosbyatthedad.brownpapertickets.com/?fbclid=IwAR2Fei-jJnbXQQbEFb2LoAJlGv4nOQGUVQJ8hakLrGb_4SzxKTqbPlOA-1Y

Open Positions on Local Boards

TRINIDAD  — The Trinidad City Council is accepting Citizen Interest Forms from citizens within Las Animas County to fill the following vacancies:
Four (4) on the Arts & Culture Advisory Commission;
Five (5) on the Parks & Reaction Advisory Committee;
One (1) on the City Tourism Board; and
One (1) on the Board of Building Code Appeals; and
Two (2) alternates on the Board of Building Code Appeals;
Seven (7) on the Urban Forestry Board;
Three (3) on the Urban Renewal Authority Board; and
One (1) on the Historic Main Street Board.
In order to be considered eligible to serve individuals must be a resident of Las Animas and have resided within the County for not less than one year immediately preceding appointment and must be registered to vote.
Citizen Interest Forms are also being accepted from citizens of the City of Trinidad to fill:
One (1) vacancy on the Planning, Zoning and Variance Commission
Citizen Interest Forms will be accepted at the City Clerk’s Office at City Hall, 135 N. Animas Street or P. O. Box 880, Trinidad, CO 81082, until 12 p.m. on Jan. 21, 2022.
Further information may be obtained by calling the City Clerk’s Office at 846-9843.

Colfax

Lake Activity now closed at Sugarite

COLFAX  — As of Sunday, Jan. 2, Sugarite Canyon State Park has suspended lake activities because of thin ice. Both Lake Maloya and Lake Alice are temporarily closed 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.

Colfax Republican Party calls for caucuses, central committee, & convention

COLFAX  — Call is hereby made for Ward Caucuses of the Republican Party of Colfax County to be held Jan. 15, 2022 at 1 p.m. at Raton Convention Center, Bruce King Room located at 901 South 3rd Street, Raton, New Mexico 87740 to elect ward delegates to the Colfax County Pre-Primary County Convention
The call for the County Central Committee Meeting of the Republican Party of Colfax County will be held the same day, same place at 1:30 p.m in order to: affirm temporary roll of delegates to the pre-primary county convention, select temporary officers for the pre-primary county convention, and consider any other proper business.
The call for the Pre-Primary County Convention of the Republican Party of Colfax County will be held the same day, same place at 2 p.m. in order to: elect six (6) delegates to the Republican State Pre-Primary Convention, to be held Feb. 26, 2022, in Ruidoso, New Mexico.

Kerosene Drifters at Gate City bar

RATON  — Rooted in rock + a love affair with blues and country, Kerosene Drifters bring their brand of Drifter Rock to the Texas music scene.
Catch them live  on Saturday, Jan. 22 at the Gate City Craft Bar in Raton!

Cards of Thanks

Thank you San Isabel Thank you, San Isabel.  Terrific winds and no Walsenburg outage! ~Carolyn Newman Walsenburg,, CO Thanks from Traditions I want to thank

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