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Upcoming Events for July 14, 2022


Annual youth art workshop

LA VETA— Young people- Explore the cultures and art of distant lands from all over the world during the Youth Art Workshops July 11-15.  Ages 8-12 will meet 9 a.m. – Noon and ages 13-16 will meet 1 – 4 p.m.  Accomplished artist and teacher Becky Myers will guide young people to use their imaginations as they will be hand-building clay masks inspired from Mexico and Africa as well as creating stamped and painted designs on cloth. The low fee of $35 covers all materials. Fee waivers are available. Sponsored by the Spanish Peaks Arts Council, the workshop will be located at 225 S. Main.  Register early as space is limited. Call 719 742-3074 for information.  Registration forms are available at the SPACe Gallery, 132 W. Ryus, La Veta or on the SPACe website,

Spanish Peaks Library book sale

WALSENBURG— We have been having a great time with our Oceans of Possibilities Summer Learning Program! This Friday, July 15 we will be having another fun time.  We will be outside as the Friends of the Library will be having a book sale in the community room.   We start at 10:30 am.  On Tuesday, July 26 the Salida Circus will perform “The Fisherman and the Turtle!” at 10:30 am.  If you have any questions you may contact Ms. Sherry at 719-695-1105 or    We are open M – W from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm, Th – F from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm and Sundays 1 pm – 5 pm.  We hope to see you soon.

Friday art programs at MOF

WALSENBURG— Friday July 15 at 10:30 a.m. begins a new weekly traditional crafts project at MoF with instructor Elizabeth Hart. Elizabeth describes her love of sewing and the class. “For the first session we will start a basic hand sewn sachet while I assess your experience level. I enjoy teaching sewing both children & adults.” This class is being offered to inter-generational audience -all ages are welcome.  The fee is by donation.
Friday Art STEAM Lab is happening at MoF this Friday from 1 to 3 p.m. and continues every Friday through the week before Thanksgiving. The program is based on the current exhibit of geometric paintings, sculptures and soft sculpture yarn pieces, Patterns and Spaces by Liz Whitney Quisgard.  For weeks the children worked with yarn on soft sculptures.  This Friday, Melony Barton ceramics instructor began a new project with clay.  No materials are necessary, MoF will provide all and the fee is by donation.  We encourage children ages 6 to 12 to join us.  Please call 719-738-2858 or visit for more information.

Fridays for fun at LVSA

LA VETA— All children from 6- 13 are invited to participate in La Veta School of the Arts’ summer art program.  Friday, July 15, at 1 p.m.,  Sharona Nova-Whitley will teach the basics of jewelry making: wire wrapping techniques. By the end of class, everyone will have created a piece of jewelry to take home. For more information or to register, call 719-742-3421 or e-mail  Early registration reduces the price to $10 from $15 at the door.

Coal miners, mining in the region & the Ludlow Massacre

WALSENBURG— Called the “City Built on Coal” during the late 19th and early 20th centuries, Walsenburg had, at one time, over 40 active coal mines. Bob Butero, Regional Director of the United Mine Workers of America, will be sharing about coal mining and those who mined it, as well as the Ludlow Massacre of 1914 on Friday, July 15 at 7 p.m. The massacre was carried out by anti-striker militia during the Colorado Coalfield War. Soldiers and private guards attacked a tent colony of roughly 1,200 striking coal miners and their families in Ludlow, Colorado, on April 20, 1914. This program is free and will be at the amphitheater. Park passes are required on all vehicles entering the park. For questions or more information, please contact Lathrop State Park at 719.738.2376. The park is located at 70 County Road 502, Walsenburg.

Weekend movie at the FOX

WALSENBURG— The historic Fox Theatre’s weekend movie is Minions: Rise of Gru for the next two weekends. 7/15 – 7/17 & 7/22 – 7/24 In the 1970s, young Gru tries to join a group of supervillains called the Vicious 6 after they oust their leader — the legendary fighter Wild Knuckles. When the interview turns disastrous, Gru and his Minions go on the run with the Vicious 6 hot on their tails. Luckily, he finds an unlikely source for guidance — Wild Knuckles himself — and soon discovers that even bad guys need a little help from their friends. Movie Showtimes: Friday at 7:30 p.m. Saturday 7:30 p.m. Sunday at 3 p.m.

Tension and Compression workshop

LA VETA— The La Veta School of the Arts is offering a tension and compression workshop with Mike Metz, a sculptor for over 40 years. Students will build a structure that is strong, lightweight, adaptable and stable. Discussion will include Buckminster Fuller, tensegrity, and interactive forces in nature and architecture. The balance of counteracting forces of compression and tension is certainly how the universe works. Mike Metz’s sculptures focus on assembling objects that create a connective visual narrative. Cost for this two-day workshop on Saturday, July 16 and Sunday, Juy 17 is $150, plus $35 lab fee for materials, payable to the instructer at the start of class. All classes take place at LVSA across from Town Park on Ryus Ave. in La Veta. For more information and to register, please visit www.the or call class administrator Lana Thomas at 719.746.2252.

Guided Walk on Edible, Medicinal, Dangerous and Useful Wild Plants

WALSENBURG— Join local naturalist and environmental interpreter, Bob Kennemer, this Saturday, July 16 at 9 a.m. for a two-hour guided walk along Martin Lake to learn about edible, medicinal, dangerous, and useful wild plants found in Lathrop State Park and the Southern Rockies. The park is home to some of the most traditionally used edible and medicinal plants but also one of the most deadly poisonous plants, water hemlock. Learn how to: ID plants, the do’s and don’ts of harvesting wild plants, along with a strong emphasis on safety, and the environmental ethics of foraging. This program is oriented towards adults, although children are welcome with an adult. Pets are discouraged but allowed if on a leash. Bring sun protection, water, a notebook, and sturdy shoes. You WILL learn a lot and have loads of fun! We will be meeting at Martin Lake’s West Beach Picnic Area parking lot. The walk is free. Park passes are required on all vehicles entering the park. For questions or more information, please contact Lathrop State Park at 719.738.2376. The park is located at 70 County Road 502, Walsenburg.

Cuchara Valley Archery Shoot

CUCHARA— Join us for a family friendly 3D Archery shoot at the Cuchara Mountain Saturday, July 16 at the Cuchara Mountain Park. Registration begins at 7 a.m. and ends at 9 a.m. $30 for Adults, $20 for 18 and under, 10 and under is free. There will be 30 targets set up throughout the park and forest. Colorado Parks and Wildlife will be on site to show beginner archery skills to those interested to learn. Door prizes will be given away and also a novelty shoot on site for a Prime Inline Bow. For more information visit

Jon Chandler at La Veta Mercantile

LA VETA—Saturday, July 16, 7 p.m. at La Veta Mercantile, 300 S Main St, La Veta, Jon Chandler is a three time winner of the prestigious Spur Award from the Western Writers of America. Linwood, his moody examination of Doc Holliday’s life won the Spur for Best Song in 2009, while his tribute to Wyoming’s Hole in the Wall country, Morning Star Moon, received the award in 2012. His novel The Spanish Peaks received the WWA’s Medicine Pipe Bearer Award (Spur Award) for Best First Novel, and he was named True West Magazine’s Best Western Musician. Wyoming Wind, A Novel of Tom Horn, was a finalist for the Colorado Book Award. A seventh-generation Coloradan, Jon’s music and stories reflect his heritage, and his eight CDs, two novels, two non-fiction works and myriad short stories and nonfiction articles are collected by western lifestyle aficionados worldwide. He hosts the iconic monthly concert series America’s Soul Live at the Olde Town Pickin’ Parlor in Arvada, Colorado. Homage, his new recording of cover songs that have influenced his writing and singing, will be released in Summer 2019.  $18 advance tickets, $20 day of show

Writing Your Life

WALSENBURG— An exciting event will be on Saturday, July 16 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the beautiful Lathrop State Park Conference room in Walsenburg. You have an opportunity to be guided by the expertise of two History Colorado staff, Mike Erickson and Cat Jensen and their skill in guiding writing workshops. They will offer tools to assist you in your desire to be a better writer regardless of your age. Everyone has a story wanting to be told; knowing how to get it into writing is the goal of this workshop. The Writing Your Life  event embraces the concept of the Puentes (Bridges) project that strives to connect us all through our shared rich history. The fee is only $20 (with a few scholarships available). This will include an onsite lunch with a very special activity of sharing. Space is limited. Please text Sandy Dolak at 719-251-1271 to reserve your space.

Talk on Edible, Medicinal, Dangerous and Useful Wild Plants

WALSENBURG— Join local naturalist and environmental interpreter, Bob Kennemer, Saturday, July 16 at 7 p.m. in the amphitheater, to learn about edible, medicinal, dangerous, and useful wild plants found in Lathrop State Park and the Southern Rockies. Native people, the early Spanish and European settlers all relied on wild plants as part of their day-to-day survival. The park is home to some of the most widely used edible and medicinal plants but also one of the most deadly poisonous plants, water hemlock. Learn the dos and don’ts of harvesting wild plants along with a strong emphasis on safety and the environmental ethics of foraging. Bob is known for combining education with entertainment. You WILL learn a lot and have loads of fun! The program is free. Park passes are required on all vehicles entering the park. For questions or more information, please contact Lathrop State Park at 719.738.2376. The park is located at 70 County Road 502, Walsenburg.

Summer Garden Library Party at Aly’s

LA VETA—Join us for a fundraiser Summer Garden Party with the Friends of the La Veta Library on Sunday, July 17 from 1 – 4 p.m. Tickets are $25 each, please purchase in advance at the Book Nook. Wear your favorite hat! If you have any questions please contact Kelly at (719) 964-1828.

Wild berry season! Wild flowers, herbs, and more with Bob Kennemer Part 4

LA VETA—Sunday, July 17, from 8 to 10:30 a.m. Local naturalist and environmental interpreter, Bob Kennemer, will focus on wild berries along with edible, medicinal, dangerous, and useful wild plants found in the Spanish Peaks region. Native people, the early Spanish, and European settlers all relied on wild plants as part of their day to day survival. This area is home to some of the most widely used edible and medicinal plants but also to some of the most deadly poisonous plants. Learn the dos and don’ts of harvesting wild plants along with a strong emphasis on safety and the environmental ethics of foraging. You will learn a lot and have loads of fun! $20 per person. To register and for more information send an email to:

David Starr at Deerprint, La Veta

LA VETA—Sunday, July 17, 4-6 p.m. at Deerprint Wine Bar, 106 E. Francisco St, La Veta. David Starr possesses “a compelling voice, something truly special, both accessible and passionate” (Elmore), that has been honed releasing nine albums, touring internationally, and opening shows for esteemed artists such as John Oates (Hall & Oates), Karla Bonoff, The Steel Wheels, Survivor, and more. $18 advance tickets, $20 day of show.

Arte De Nuestros Abuelos, Art of Our Grandparents
WALSENBURG—Tuesday July 19, 1-3 p.m. Will be our third monthly series teaching techniques of Sand Painting.  In this class we will explore the art of sand painting in many cultures.  You will then create your own original sand painting.  We provide all supplies needed and refreshments at No Charge.  Instruction by Sharona Nova.  To be held at Walsenburg Housing Authority/Activities Room, 220 Russell Ave, Walsenburg.  Call (719) 989-8438 to RSVP before July 13, 2022.  Sponsored by Mt. Rose Health Center and Arts in Society.

SPLD Trivia Night

WALSENBURG—Trivia Night at Second Street Bar & Grill sponsored by the Spanish Peaks Library. Join us at the Golf Course on Wednesday, July 20 at 6 p.m. for a fun evening of Trivia! Teams up to 6 players can win $20 off their table tab and if we used a category you suggested last month, you win $5 off your tab!  So, get your thinking caps on and study up because these are this month’s categories:  Round #1-Star Trek: The Next Generation, Round #2- Human Anatomy, Round #3- Walsenburg History, Round #4- Visual Round- Name That Country’s Flag, and Round #5- Recent Natural Disasters 2018-2022

LVPL Summer Kids Program

LA VETA— Ancient Sea Creature and Shark Week – Join us Wednesday, July 20 at 10 a.m. to learn about fossils and do fun shark activities. It may get wet, so come prepared! Storytime starts at 10 a.m., activities
afterward. Meet outside on the La Veta Public Library lawn. For more info visit our website or call 719-742-3572.

Oldies but Goodies, Movie at LVPL

LA VETA—Thursday July 21,  2 p.m. join us for Oldies But Goodies,  upstairs at La Veta Library
What a great way to enjoy a cool afternoon with hot popcorn!  As part of our Art Humanities Programs, we are offering some favorite movies of community members.  This month’s movie is Cat Balou, a woman seeking revenge for her murdered father hires a famous gunman, but he’s very different from what she expects.  Filmed right here in Colorado!   Starring Lee Marvin, Jane Fonda, Michael Callan, and Nat King Cole.  Sponsored by Huajatolla Heritage Foundation and Colorado Humanities.

Fridays for fun at LVSA

LA VETA— All children from 6-12 are invited to participate in La Veta School of the Arts’ summer art program. Younger children can participate with an adult assistant. Friday, July 22, Maggie MacIndoe will help all participants paint a life size self portrait.  We encourage all artists to bring collage materials to personalize their memorable creations.  All Fridays For Fun classes are 1-3pm.

Candidate meet and greet

HUERFANO— Friday, July 22 from 5 – 8 p.m. please join us as we host an evening to meet the candidates in the upcoming 2022 election. This is a non-partisan event open to all candidates listed on the 2022 Colorado ballot. Live music by The American Band and Apache Creek Fiddlers plus food trucks too! This event is sponsored by Huerfano County Farm Bureau and will be broadcast on KSPK.

Caring for the community

HUERFANO—HeARTworks Health and Wellness Events supported by a generous Next 50 grant to Mt. Rose Health Center Palliative Care and Hospice has several up coming events in Huerfano County with well-known and trusted health care professionals. We envision our roles as Health Navigators to assist in having a healthy life through a variety of resources. We offer basic vital sign (Blood Pressure, pulse, oxygen levels and temperature) at each event. In addition, we have been focusing on getting important VIAL OF LIFE materials to all who want them. Vial of Life is a nationally recognized program that has the important
information that EMS people need if they were to respond to an emergency and you were unable to tell
them who to notify, what medical diagnoses you may have and what medications you are on.
Charlene Velarde provides services in Gardner’s Navigator. She is available at the Farmers’ Market on
Saturdays as well as at the Care and Share food distributions on the 2 nd and 4 th Tuesdays of the month.
Lisa Wagner is serving as Navigator in Walsenburg. She will be at the Housing Authority at 220 Russell Avenue on Thursday, July 21 from 1-3 p.m. Coral Anderson is our Navigator in La Veta. She will be at the La Veta Farmers’ market on Thursday, July 21 from 3-5 p.m. She will also be at the Pleasant View Apartments on Pinkerton Street (behind the Country Store)Tuesday, August 26 from 1-3 p.m. If you want or need more information, please contact Sandy Dolak at 719-251-1271.

“The Male Intellect, an Oxymoron” at Francisco Center for Performing Arts

LA VETA—The Francisco Center for the Performing Arts (FCPA) is proud to present Robert Dubac’s The Male Intellect: An Oxymoron, Friday July 22,  Saturday, July 23 and Sunday, July 24.  Doors open at 6:30. Show starts at 7 p.m.  $20.00 per ticket at the door, online at or at the FCPA Box office July 18-21 10 – 4 p.m.

Afternoon of poetry

LA VETA— An “Afternoon of Poetry” in honor of the Natural World, will be held Saturday, July 23rd, 3-5 p.m. at the LaVeta Public Library, please bring a mask. Bring poems to read, your own or other favorites! For more information: Tom 719-742-3776 or Robin 719-742-3398.

I scream for ice scream (social)

TRINIDAD— Join the La Veta Fire Protection District
Auxiliary for an Ice Cream Social on Saturday, July 23
6 p.m. at the Cuchara Mountain Mercantile 1120 Pander Ave, Cuchara. Adults are $10 and Kids are $7, under 3 is free. We will have ice cream, snacks, drinks, music and a silent auction. All proceeds will benefit the La Veta Fire Department.

Outdoor Movie: Strange Wilderness

WALSENBURG— Strange Wilderness (R) is a 2008 American comedy-adventure film produced by Adam Sandler’s production company Happy Madison Productions.
Saturday, July 23, 7 p.m. at the Walsenburg Golf Course, 1399 County Road 502 Walsenburg. The movie is hosted by our historic Fox Theatre Walsenburg at the Walsenburg Golf Course. You access the golf course via Lathrop State Park entrance but no park pass is required. Stay to the right and follow the signs to the golf course. Or take Second Street out from Walsenburg and follow the dirt road to the clubhouse. Admission is FREE! Please call (719) 738-2730 for questions.

SPLD Gardening 101 Class

WALSENBURG— Sunday, July 24, 1 p.m. join us for this month’s Gardening 101 Class to discuss creative projects for your yard that you can do yourself!  Included are a few projects with instructions to build a firepit, a soaking pool and a bench with planters.  We’ll have examples of other easy and inexpensive ways to add beauty to your yard as well.  Open discussion is encouraged, so bring your own ideas and experiences to share!

Vacation Bible School

WALSENBURG— The Walsenburg Church of Christ at 400 Walsen Ave is having their annual Vacation Bible School Monday, July 25- Thursday, July 28. Classes are for K-7th grade and will be from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. each day. Snacks will be served. If you need a ride, please call the church at 719-738-1542. To learn more about us, please google ‘Walsenburg Curch of Christ.

Visual journaling techniques with Lori Holdread

LA VETA —Let your inner voice be seen as well as heard!! Learn strategies for visual journaling to enhance your “preparing to create” repertoire on your journey of self-awareness and creative expression. This afternoon workshop is Friday, July 29, from 12-3 p.m. at the SPACe Gallery in La Veta. Cost is $30, plus a $5 materials fee. For more information and details on how to register, visit the SPACe website, or call (719) 742-3074.

Francisco Fort Day

LA VETA— Saturday, July 30 join us for our annual Fransisco Fort Day at 306 S. Main St La Veta. To start the day we will be having a pancake breakfast from 7 – 9:30 a.m. and Fort Day activities to start at 8 a.m. Admission is free and fun for all ages. We will have music, performances, demonstrations, food, games and much more! To view the complete list, please visit us at

Peaches, peaches and more peaches

HUERFANO—There is still time to order your supply of delicious, #1 Palisade peaches through La Veta United Methodist Church. We are currently receiving orders and your order will be ready for pickup on
Sunday, August 21, 2022 between 11:00am-2:00pm. Order forms are available throughout town—including blank forms at the door of La Veta United Methodist Church on the corner of Main and Virginia. When filling out your form, please make sure to include your name, phone and email address so we may send you a reminder for pickup. All orders must be accompanied by cash or check. Should you have any questions, visit our website at

Please be advised that the Tourism Trolley will NOT be running on Sundays. Most of the stops it usually makes on the tour are closed on that day, and because of gas prices, it doesn’t make it feasible. Thank you for helping get the word out!

Summer reading program ‘22 “Read Beyond the Broken Path”

AGUILAR—A fun filled summer reading program presented by the Aguilar Public Library. Three fun filled days!
Thursday, July 14 at 11 a.m. is craft day at the library! We will be  making dream catchers and teepees and lunch will be provided by Ringos. The first 12 participants will receive a backpack filled all sorts of goodies including a book and some school supplies.
Friday, July 15 from 3 – 4 p.m. join us for a foam party at the football field. Water and snacks will be provided but please do bring sunscreen.
Saturday, July 16 from 10:30 a.m.- 12 p.m. Levi and Kimberly Montoya present “The Culture: The Music, Dance and History of the Native American People. Lunch will be offered, hot dogs, chips, cookies and lemonade. Kids eat free, adult lunches are $5.
For  question please call 71-941-4426 or email,

Friday Night Live

TRINIDAD—This Friday July 15 and every Friday Night throughout the summer join us at 8 p.m. for Friday Night Live at Trinidad Lake State Park . Our Park Rangers inform and entertain with everything going on in around the Park.

Open house at New Image
Health and Wellness

TRINIDAD— New Image Health and Wellness announces their open house Friday, July 15 from 4-6 p.m. “come and go”style. Non alcoholic “cocktail hour” with hors d’oeuvres, games and  prizes. And be sure to call us for information on how to win our huge gift basket 719-846-7378. !  We are here to serve our community and improve our health and wellness. We proudly offer IV vitamin, NAD, amino acid and peptide infusions as well as Ozone treatments to heal from the inside out. Don’t forget our Doctors who offer naturopathic and Eastern medicine perspectives on you overall health and well being. We look forward to meeting you! New Image and Wellness is located at, 417 University in Trinidad, Colorado.

Tools of the Trade

AGUILAR— Tools of the Trade is presented by David Steffan, mitigation specialist. Join us Saturday, July 16, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the Spanish Peaks Fire Department on Main St. in Aguilar and learn how to safely use the tools to manage trees and vegetation on your own property with a Sawyer Certified expert. Morning session is a classroom setting with a kick off discussion of wildfire Mitigation 101. The afternoon session is a field demonstration on a private property near the fire station. A hot dog lunch will be provided with water and basic snacks. Bring your own chainsaw and safety gear( if you have it). Sponsored in partnership with AIM/CCO and the Spanish Peaks Alliance for Wildfire Protection (SWAP)

Trinidad Art festival

TRINIDAD— Join us for the new Trinidad Art Fest at Sister Blandina’s Park in Trinidad on Sunday, July 17, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.. Trinidad, Colorado is home to artists, creators, makers, and an ever-growing community of people whose work is vitally important to share. For this reason, Trinidad Art Fest was born.  With an event date of 2022, we are raising funds to help facilitate this event.  Artists from across the country, across the state, and across the city will be invited to participate and support the new wave of art culture in Trinidad.

Trinidad Holistic Fair

TRINIDAD— Join us at Hot Yoga on Main for Trinidad’s Holistic Fair on Saturday,  July 16, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. There will be psychic readers, holistic healers, nutritional offerings, metaphysical shopping and more. Come explore our spiritual expo with our selection of incredible psychics, best in alternative health, metaphysical tools, products and resources!

Ride for the Tatas

TRINIDAD— Saturday, July 16, 11 a.m. Join Ride for the Tatas Motorcycle and Party Bus Poker Run, benefiting breast cancer research. The first bike will ride out at 11a.m. The cost is $25 single rider, $40 double rider and $50 party bus. Starting at Flo-Jo’s Tavern- 125 N. Chestnut

Live raptors at TLSP

TRINIDAD— Saturday July 16, 7 p.m. please join Trinidad Lake State Park Staff in welcoming Diana Miller from the Nature and Raptor Center of Pueblo for a very special presentation about raptors. Her program will allow you to develop a deeper understanding of these fascinating creatures.  Join us at the park amphitheater for an opportunity to get up close and personal with live raptors.

Guided hike at Longs Canyon  
TRINIDAD— Sunday July 17, 9 a.m. join Volunteer Park Interpreter, Sydnee Waller on the Longs Canyon Watchable Wildlife Trail. This leisurely hike will explore the wonders of the piñon-juniper woodland and adjoining river riparian ecosystems. Participants will hike to the KT boundary site and the wildlife blinds nearby.  All ages are welcome, but children 8 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Wear properly fitting hiking shoes. Meet at the Longs Canyon self-serve parking lot to begin this adventure.

Kids Purgatoire Fish, Films & River Play

TRINIDAD— Join us Tuesday, July 19 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. for the Kids Purgatoire Fish, Films and River Play Day where we will be learning about local fish biology and ecology, watching a cool educational film and heading to the river to release young rainbow trout into their new home while getting to enjoy some water play time in the river. Plus a free pizza lunch in between all the fun. Wear your river play clothes and prepare to get wet. Meet at Tri Peak Theatres, 3600 E Main St. This fishy fun event is free to attend.

Fishing at the park

TRINIDAD— Join us at Central Park on Tuesday, July 19 at 1 p.m. as we learn about fishing with Colorado Wildlife officer, Bob Holder. You don’t need any supplies to participate! Hosted by Trinidad Carnegie Public Library summer program, Oceans of Possibilities.

Let’s Talk About Grief support group

TRINIDAD—Tuesday, July 19 from 3 – 4p.m. join us for  Let’s Talk About Grief support group at Sangre de Cristo Community Care, 1502 East Main Street, Suite #1. The group will be a closed group- meaning those who start the group together will go through the 12-weeks together. This group focuses on the foundations of group and is geared for those who have experienced a loss within the last year. Group will be facilitated by a Certified Grief Educator. This group is hybrid and in-person. Participants will have the option to join virtually or in-person. Participants will receive a 89 page full color workbook to keep.

Business showcase

TRINIDAD—Wednesday, July 19 12 – 1 p.m. is the monthly business showcase luncheon, at Trinidad State College Pioneer Room. Guest Speakers this month are Action 22 and Trinidad State Park. Register at under events. Info- 719-846-
9285 or email

Make Art Fair

TRINIDAD—The 4th Annual Make Art Fair new date is Saturday, July 23 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. with an hour break at noon. We will be making art on the Trinidad History Museum grounds. Come try you hand at mandala rock painting, pour art, mosaics, tie dying and much more. All supplies and instruction provided free of charge. Try as many as you like, keep all you make. Fun for all ages.

Mt. Carmel Youth Choir Music Camp

TRINIDAD— Join Mt. Carmel in this summer’s youth choir music camp. Camp will be held from Monday, July 11 – Monday, August 5 from 9 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Mon-Thur. The youth choir music camp is for ages 8-12 for more information and to register please call 719-845-4894 or visit our web page Camp will be held at Mt Carmel Wellness and Community Center in the Garden Room.


Steel and Wheels- complimentary Via Ferrata & E-bike tours

RATON—We want you to be among the first to take part in our debut experiences. Book your visit to Vermejo between Sunday, July 10th and September 5th to enjoy a complimentary guided Via Ferrata climb and E-bike tour.
Via Ferrata, which is Italian for “iron way” is a system of metal ladders and cables developed in WWI to move troops through the Alps. Today, it has become a fun and popular pastime worldwide. With balance-beam walks, a swinging bridge crossing, and a rock prow traverse that puts you 30 feet off the ground, our course is an approachable and thrilling introduction to this elevated activity.
Imagine riding with the wind constantly at your back. Relaxing isn’t? Alongside our fleet of mountain and gravel bikes you can now experience the thrill of e-mountain bikes. With a motor built into the frame, these pedal-assist bicycles provide extra power to make those hills easier and to keep your ride smoother.
Connect with nature during our newest activities and discover a new view. For more details or to book the complimentary tour, please call 575-445-3097

Crows and Ravens Art Competition

SPRINGER— Laughing Crow Artisans is sponsoring the Crows and Ravens Art Competition. Submissions will be accepted between July 15,  and September 15. Public voting begins August 1, so get your entries in early! The winners will be announced on September 16, 2022. The top 10 finalists will be represented in the Crows and Ravens Exhibit beginning October 1, 2022. There is also a cash prize for Grand Prize, Second Place, Third Place, and Two Honorable Mentions totaling a minimum of $1000. Find out more information at

Miss Run to Raton pin up contest

RATON— The Miss Run to Raton pin up contest is aiming to be New Mexico’s premiere pin up event. Miss Run to Raton will epitomize mid-century glamor, class, and sass. We are looking for lovely ladies who have a bombshell attitude and a classic look to be our 2022 Miss Run to Raton! Join us on  Saturday, July 23 at 1 p.m. on South First Street, Raton. $10 to enter. Please come to the sign in booth anytime before 12:30 on Saturday, July 23. Please bring money with you when you sign in the day of the competition. Early entries will be guaranteed a spot in the competition. We will cap our pageant at 15 beauties.