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Upcoming Events for June 2, 2022


Huerfano Historical Society meeting

HUERFANO— The next meeting of the Huerfano County Historical Society will be held on Thursday, June 2 at 4 p.m. at the Huerfano Heritage Center at 114 W. 6th St. in Walsenburg. All people interested in history are encouraged to attend.
For more information,  please call 719-738-2346 or email

First Friday Art Walk

LA VETA—Meet us in the La Veta Creative District for First Friday Art Walk festivities on Friday, June 3 from 5 p.m.- 7 p.m. Explore shops and galleries; meet local, national, and international artists; and dine at breweries and restaurants! All activities associated with the First Friday Art Walk are free! For more information about the event, visit or contact Kate McCabe at 303.746.8323 or This event is sponsored by the La Veta Creative District, Colorado Creative Industries (CCI), the Town of La Veta, and the Huerfano County Government.

First Fridays in Walsenburg

WALSENBURG—El Loco Fandango will perform on June 3 at Miners Plaza at 5 p.m. There will be free children’s crafts.  Face Painting and more.  Music at 7pm.   Sponsored by Fox Theatre of Walsenburg

Bowed Saltry-Celtic music

WALSENBURG—Celtic Music in the Amphitheater at Lathrop State Park. Please join us Friday, June 3 at 6:30  p.m. for an evening of celtic music with Bowed Saltry. For questions or more information, please contact Lathrop State Park at 719.738.2376. The Park is located at 70 County Road 502, Walsenburg. Park passes are required on all vehicles in the park, as well as for bikers and walk-ins.

Erinn Peet Lukes

LA VETA—Appearing Friday, June 3, 7 p.m. at La Veta Mercantile, is Erinn Peet Lukes, a singer, guitarist, songwriter and music educator originally from Redondo Beach, California. Her passion for songwriting and singing grew as she played open mics and small shows as a young solo act in big music cities like Seattle and New York City. $15 advance tickets, $18 day of show.

Fox Theatre weekend movie

WALSENBURG— Join us at the historic Fox Theatre in Walsenburg for our weekend movie “Top Gun: Maverick”. After more than 30 years of service as one of the Navy’s top aviators, Pete “Maverick” Mitchell is where he belongs, pushing the envelope as a courageous test pilot and dodging the advancement in rank that would ground him. Training a detachment of graduates for a special assignment, Maverick must confront the ghosts of his past and his deepest fears, culminating in a mission that demands the ultimate sacrifice from those who choose to fly it.  Movie Showtimes are Friday 7:30 p.m., Saturday 7:30 p.m., and Sunday 3 p.m.

Water and Land Safety Program

WALSENBURG— There will be a water and land safety program in the Amphitheater in Lathrop State Park on Saturday, June 4, 7 p.m. Join Ranger Spencer and Trooper Brandon to learn more about water and land safety here at Lathrop Park and for all your summertime activities. Lathrop State Park has two lakes for visitors to enjoy for a variety of activities, including swimming, kayaking, paddleboarding, boating and fishing. Each lake has its own regulations. For questions or more information, please contact Lathrop State Park at 719-738-2376. The park is located at 70 County Road 502, Walsenburg. Park passes are required on all vehicles in the park, as well as for bikers and walk-ins.

Lawn Concert with The Flores

CUCHARA— There will be a lawn concert in Cuchara, Saturday, June 4, 6 p.m. featuring, back by popular demand, The Flores, a 1950’s Rock ‘N Roll duo. Some Patsy Cline, some rockabilly, and a whole lot of classic rock ‘n roll. Bring your lawn chairs and friends and enjoy your evening. $20 at the door. Please call us at 719-989-1530 for more information. Location has been moved to the Cuchara Yacht Club.

Fun family walk/run/bike event

WALSENBURG—Lathrop State Park and La Veta Trails are hosting a Fun Family Walk/Run/Bike on the Cuerno Verde Trail to celebrate National Trails Day on Saturday, June 4, 9 -11 a.m.. This fun walk/run/bike is a great way to celebrate National Trails Day and Lathrop State Park. The Cuerno Verde Trail is a 3-mile concrete trail that is wide, and easy with no incline, so it is stroller- and wheel-chair friendly and suitable for all ages and abilities. There will be a scavenger hunt checklist so children and Junior Rangers can find things on the trail.
To make this event even better, CPW is inviting resident and nonresident anglers of all ages to participate in its annual Free Fishing Weekend on June 4th and 5th. The free fishing weekend is a great way to get outside with family and friends. CPW reminds you that although a license or Habitat Stamp is not required on Free Fishing Weekend, all other rules and regulations will apply.  Contact La Veta Trails with your questions 719-890-4071.

Gardner Valley School’s Open Garden

GARDNER — Beginning Saturday, June 4 and continuing throughout July, the vegetable and flower gardens at the Gardner Valley School will be open to the public two mornings a week; Wednesdays and Saturdays, 10-noon
We invite you to join us to plant, weed, water, learn, share in early produce, feed the birds and have fun. So, grab your hats and sunscreen and come on down, everyone is welcome. For more info, call Suzanne at (710)746-2423 or Denise at (970)690-5208. Follow us on Facebook at: Friends of Gardner Valley School.

La Veta Boosters corn hole tournament

CUCHARA—Join us for a corn hole tournament for the La Veta Boosters at the Cuchara Yacht Club! $25 per person, 40 teams max. First come first serve, register by 10:30 a.m Saturday, June 4, tournament starts at 11 a.m. To pre-register, email
Enjoy prizes, music, food and drinks! A custom cornhole board will be auctioned! Thanks to our sponsors the following prizes will be given away: First Place – $300 (Donated by Bachman & Associates), Second Place – $200 (Donated by Noordik Construction Inc), Third Place – $100 (Donated by La Veta Liquors).

Pint and a Half

LA VETA—Sunday, June 5, 4 – 6 p.m., at Deerprint Wine in La Veta. Pint and a Half rooted in Salida, CO and Truth or Consequences, NM, and led by songwriter Duke Sheppard (guitar, vocals, harmonica) and Tami Sheppard (vocals, percussion), Pint & A Half’s music rings out with memorable melodies, expansive vocal harmonies and lingering rhythms that celebrate the colorful tradition of folk, blues and country music and expand the group’s larger-than-life sound. Pint & A Half’s sizzling chemistry and talent for personal storytelling simmers during their energetic performances.
$15 advance tickets, $18 day of show.

Life and death series

WALSENBURG— Letting Go and Moving Through Grief – Letting go of someone we have loved who has passed is a difficult time in life. We could also be grieving the loss of a pet, spouse through divorce, a job we cherished. Grief affects all of us. Come learn productive ways to handle this emotion at Spanish Peaks Library Community Room, on Wednesday, June 8 at 11 a.m. Refreshments served. Presented by Elisa Ingoldby C.S.A Sponsored by Boies-Ortega Funeral Home

SBDC meet and greet

WALSENBURG-Join the Southern Colorado SBDC on Wednesday, June 8 from 11 a.m.- 1 p.m. for a meet and greet with Executive Director Brian Estrada. Learn more about how the SBDC can help your business thrive. The meet and greet will be at the Huerfano Community Center on 928 Russel Ave, Walsenburg. Lunch will be provided. For more information go to or call 719-549-3245

Bicycle repair clinic

LA VETA — Thursday, June 9, 2-5 p.m. Spanish Peaks Cycling Association fixes your bikes and trikes – for free! Donations are always welcome. The clinic will be in front of the La Veta Public Library. For questions or more information, email

First time homebuyers class

WALSENBURG— Why rent when you can buy? Join Code of the West and Spanish Peaks Library for this CHFA approved and HUD certified information class on Thursday, June 9 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Everyone is welcome to join and all materials and lunch will be provided. For more information and to register please go to WWW.NWSOCO.ORG.

Painting workshop with Kim Mackey

LA VETA— Develop your imagination and painting techniques in oil or acrylic, focusing on the principles of color, design, and value with acclaimed artist Kim Mackey. The one day class is Saturday, June 11, 9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the SPACe Gallery in La Veta. The deadline to register is this Saturday, June 4. The fee is $75. A list of suggested materials is available. Call or email SPACe for information. 719 742-3074 /

Firebreak Community Kickoff

CUCHARA— Join us on Saturday, June 11, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. for the SPAWP Highway 12 Firebreak Community Kickoff. Join us at the Cuchara Community Event Center as the Spanish Peaks Alliance for Wildfire Protection joins forces with the Colorado State Forest Service to inform the community and invite everyone to participate in the mitigation projection along Highway 12. The goal is to mitigate 150 feet on either side of the highway to create a shaded fuel brake. There is a grant associated and funds are available to help the community.

Final free colcha embroidery class for the season

LA VETA— Many of you had wished for a Saturday class, so in honoring those needs Sandy Dolak will be offering a Colcha Embroidery Class on Saturday June 11, 10 a.m.- 3p.m. at the Francisco Fort Museum Capps Building (115 W.Francisco). We will break from noon to 1 for lunch and/or enjoying a free tour of our wonderful museum. In the morning, it will be mostly a repeat of our introduction to Colcha Embroidery Class and beginning stitchery. In the afternoon, we will have show and tell and explore the many options for your ongoing work. We will be joined by one of my favorite Colcheras from San Luis, Donna Hernandez. She is inspirational! Contact Sandy Dolak at or text 719-251- 1271. This is made possible through collaboration with Think Art 360, Huajatolla Heritage Foundation and Francisco Fort Museum.

Eagles celebrating their 38th anniversary

WALSENBURG — The Walsenburg Fraternal Order of Eagles #1187 will be celebrating their 38th anniversary on Saturday, June 11, 2022, at the Eagles Hall 614 Main St in Walsenburg.  The meeting starts at 2 p.m, with a dinner and dance to follow.  The dinner will be an old fashioned barbeque, prepared by the aerie’s men.

Outdoor movie: A League of Their Own

WALSENBURG— The outdoor movie on Saturday, June 11, is hosted by our historic Fox Theatre Walsenburg at the Walsenburg Golf Course. Admission is free and popcorn, snacks, or a drink from the bar will also be available for purchase. Please arrive at 7 p.m. to pick a seat. The movie start time is roughly 8 p.m.. 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.
This weekend’s movie is “ A League of Their Own” As America’s stock of athletic young men is depleted during World War II, a professional all-female baseball league springs up in the Midwest, funded by publicity-hungry candy maker Walter Harvey (Garry Marshall). Competitive sisters Dottie Hinson (Geena Davis) and Kit Keller (Lori Petty) spar with each other, scout Ernie Capadino (Jon Lovitz) and grumpy has-been coach Jimmy Dugan (Tom Hanks) on their way to fame. Madonna and Rosie O’Donnell co-star as two of the sisters’ teammates.

Arte de Nuestras Abuelos- Art of our Grandparents

WALSENBURG— Please come to our second painting event of spring on Monday, June 13 from 1 -3 p.m. We supply canvas, paints, refreshments, fun and free to participate. This months requested subject can be simple or more in advanced in detail if desired. Instruction by Jenn Dunn at the Walsenburg Housing Authority in the Activities room, 220 Russle Ave. Please call 719-989-8438 to RSVP or for more information.

Western Rendezvous Art Show

LA VETA— Artists working in all media are invited to enter the Western Rendezvous Art Exhibit sponsored by the Spanish Peaks Arts Council in La Veta. This is a juried and judged show with cash awards for winners in 1st, 2nd, & 3rd places. Entries must be hand delivered to SPACe the week of June 14. Complete details are available on the SPACe website, as well as at the
SPACe Gallery, 132 W. Ryus, La Veta. Call 719 742-3074 or email to have an entry form sent to you.

Sonic Bloom Festival

HUERFANO— The Hummingbird Ranch in northern Huerfano County, is home to the Sonic Bloom Festival, one of the longest-running music festivals in Colorado and a mecca for electronic and jam band fans alike. Each June, Spanish Peaks Country lights up with high-profile musical acts and much more! This fun weekend will be held Thursday, June 16-Sunday, June 19 at 732 Co Rd 653 Hummingbird Ranch. For more information please visit

Vendors needed

LA VETA—LaVeta’s premiere summer event “Art in the Park” sponsored by the SPAcE Gallery is coming up this July 2nd and 3rd. It is a wonderful festival with food, music and fun and this year should be bigger and better than ever!  Don’t miss this opportunity to showcase your wares and have some fun!  If you are interested in a booth it is not too late.  Contact Peggy Hoobler (719-742-5496) or Mitzi Keairns (719-742-5278) and we would be delighted to get you registered.  It is going to be a great event.We hope that you can join us!


Senior Days

TRINIDAD—Senior Days at Books & More Bookstore 132 N. Commercial St., Trinidad, CO, are Friday, June 3 from 11 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. and Saturday June 4 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Most items 50% off. For more information please call us at 846-8522.

First Friday- Saving Trinidad

TRINIDAD— The Trinidad Art Council will have its first “First Friday Art Walk” Friday, June 3 in downtown Trinidad from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Galleries, restaurants, and other businesses will be open late.  Live music will help provide the entertainment.
Other activities are also scheduled including the grand opening of the Kuehl Fine Art Fine Gallery at the A. R. Mitchell Museum. The opening reception for Jim Alford, at the Marketplace Gallery, will also happen at the same time, and the Mutiny Cafe will also be having Open Mic Night.  Performers must present original work. Music, poetry, and spoken word are all welcome.
A play, “Echoes of History; Saving Trinidad’s Past” will show at the Trinidad History Museum from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. And an audio-visual presentation of the exciting, newly adapted historic walking tour, will also be shown.
For more information, contact the individual venues or Jody Alford at 719-859-1103.

“Fools” Opening night

TRINIDAD— “Fools” by Neil Simon is a comedy that opens at Main Street LIVE, Trinidad, on Friday, June 3 and runs two weekends. Shows are at 7 p.m. on Fridays & Saturdays, 2 p.m. for Sunday matinees.  Tickets $18 online or at the door.  719 846 4765.

Friday Night Live

TRINIDAD—This Friday Night, June 3 and every Friday night throughout the summer, join us at the at 8 p.m. at the Amphitheater for Friday Night Live @ Trinidad Lake State Park . Our park rangers inform and entertain with everything going on in around the park. For information call 719-859-1142

Colorado’s Free Fishing Weekend

TRINIDAD—Saturday, June 4, 7 p.m. join us in celebrating Colorado’s Free Fishing Weekend. Master angler, Mark Hanson, will be presenting a program on the basics of fishing. He will demonstrate different types of tackle, bait and some techniques to begin trying your hand in going after the fish in our region. This program will be of interest for anglers of all ability levels. Join us at the amphitheater for this informative program.

23rd Annual Fishing Tournament

WESTON—Stonewall Fire Auxiliary is hosting the 23rd Annual Fishing Tournament at Monument Lake Resort west of Trinidad on scenic HWY 12. The fun will begin on Saturday, June 4 with registration at 7 a.m. and orientation at 8 a.m., fishing will begin at 9 a.m. and continue to 3 p.m. with awards at 4 p.m. Boats and live bait will not be permitted, and there will be fishing for trout and salmon only.
There’s $3,000 in cash prizes, and  winners will be judged by weight of fish and the earliest time of weigh in.

Free Wellness Expo at Sister Blandina Wellness Gardens

TRINIDAD—Over 20 health and wellness providers will be onsite at the Sister Blandina Wellness Gardens, 225 N. Commercial St. in Trinidad on Saturday, June 4 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Included will be body and hoilistic presenetations, Qi Gong, toga and Buddhist meditation demonstrations, free hemoglobin A1C reading, and a Gung Fu tea ceremony.  Three prizes will also be raffled off during the event.
The full list of scheduled events may be found at

Hometown Holidays Dance

TRINIDAD—Hometown Holidays presents the annual Father-Daughter and Mother-Son Dance- a Summer Luau at Flo-Jo’s at 125 N. Chestnut, from 6 – 9 p.m. Mother-Son Dance is Friday, June 10 and Father-Daughter Dance is Saturday, June 11. Light refreshments will be served.  Admission is $10 in Advance, $12 at the Door. For tickets please call 719-846-0562. Www.HometownHolidaysTrinidad.Com and on Facebook. Sponsored By Bar NI.

Purgatory River Car and Bike show

TRINIDAD—Get ready for the Annual Purgatory River Car & Bike Show on June 11th, located on Main Street in Trinidad, Co! Come on down & check out the cool rides! Pre registration is $25, day of show registration is $30. Registration is from 8 – 11 a.m. Show time is at 11 a.m., awards to be announced at 4 p.m.
All trophies are custom made again this year, with new designs! Proceeds to be donated to TSC Automotive Department & War Dog Memorial Colorado. The War Dogs organization will also be present again this year, just as they were last! Make sure to come by & meet them. Show up & let’s have a good time! For more information, please email

Philosophy Café

TRINIDAD— Philosophy Café will meet again on Monday evening, June 13th, at 5 p.m.. The topic is Fear, or The Philosophy of Fear. This will be a remote Zoom Meeting and you must register to join at . I hope you can join us. If you have any questions, feel free to reply or call the library at 719-846-6841 and ask for Tom.

Chalk the walk

TRINIDAD—Join us at the Trinidad Carnegie Public  library on Tuesday, June 14 at 1 p.m. for Chalk the Walk. Learn different art techniques while creating a sidewalk mural in front of the library. The theme will be based on Oceans of Possibilities and is for grades K-5. This program will be taught by Julie McDaniel. Space is limited so please call the library at 719-846-6841 to reserve your spot. Please come prepared to our outdoor events with sunscreen, bug spray, water, and a towel, chair, or blanket to sit on.

Pickup Roller Hockey

TRINIDAD— Join us at Skateland on Thursday, June 16 at 5:30 p.m. for the next round of adult  pickup roller hockey. We’re gonna make it a monthly thing and then see if we can’t make a league out of it. Please invite your buddies. Bring whatever gear you’ve got plus a donation ($10 or so is awesome) to help cover the rental fee.

Santa Fe Trail Days

TRINIDAD— Once again, the Santa Fe Trail Days Festival is returning to Trinidad and will be held at the Los Niño’s field (soccer field). There will be food, crafts, music, plus much more and fun for all ages. Vendors with food and non-food items are welcome to apply at the Trinidad and Las Animas County Chamber office at 127 N. Commercial Street, Suite 204 Trinidad CO 81082, or call Amy Navarette @ 719-846-9285, or email for an application or information. Spaces are limited. Application deadline is June 3, 2022, there is a fee for non-members of the TLAC Chamber of Commerce. Sponsors are needed, if you are interested contact the Chamber office. Join the fun on Friday, June 17, 4-10 p.m. and Saturday, June 18 8 a.m.-10 p.m.


Springer Electric Cooperative annual meeting

SPRINGER— Wednesday, June 8 will be the 75th annual Springer Electric Cooperative at the Sim Brown Gymnasium, 1401 8th St. Registration starts at 8:30 a.m. and closes promptly at 10 a.m. There will be cash prizes for attendees and free BBQ for coop members. Our offices will be closed this day for the annual meeting.

Santa Fe Trail rendezvous

COLFAX— The annual Santa Fe Trail Rendezvous is being held Saturday, June 11 through Sunday, June 19  at the Whittington Center in Coal Canyon. Hundreds of re-enactors participate in a living-history rendezvous of pre-1840’s clad mountain men with a black-powder shoot, hatchet throw, and teepee village. A Santa Fe Trail reenactment with Native Americans, Spaniards and mountain men is held on Saturday. It’s the largest gathering of its kind in New Mexico.
The eight-day event stretches from the 2nd to 3rd Sunday every June, since 1975. There is also a one day-tour of the Santa Fe Trail ruts on NRA property leading to the Clifton House.
For more information please contact Thomas Lewis at or call 719-204-6464.

Moonlight Hike

CAPULIN— Take a ranger guided hike at Capulin Volcano under the full, or nearly full, moon on Saturday, June 11 at 8:30 p.m. Subjects include night time biology, lunar geography, astronomy, and the park after dark. Come and experience the top of Capulin Volcano in a new light! Wear warm clothing and layers as the weather may be chilly. Meet at the visitor center before heading up the volcano. Reservations are required; call 575-278-2201 with the number of people attending to reserve a spot.

Colfax County Health Council

COLFAX— The Colfax County Health Council’s June Zoom Meeting will be held on Wednesday, June 15, 12 p.m. Meeting ID: 893 3108 5811
Passcode: 483932