Phone-in Legal Help
OUR WORLD —Colorado Legal Service is offering free legal help to the low-income community of southeast Colorado on Wednesday, March 16 from 5-7:30p.m.Volunteer attorneys are here to help answer civil legal questions, help with court forms, and explain law and procedure for; family law, landlord/tenant law, protection orders, consumer protection, collections, probate and small claims. To speak with an attorney about civil matters, call 844-404-7400 during clinic hours.
Mobile vaccine clinic
WALSENBURG — The mobile vaccine bus will be in town on March 12, 16, 26, 31 from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. at the Safeway parking lot. . For more info visit www.comassvax.org.
Youth Baseball Signups
HUERFANO—Signup for Two Peaks Fitness Youth Sports Leagues Baseball! Ages 4-15. Walsenburg and La Veta leagues. Sign up Monday-Friday, March 7-24 from 3-6 p.m. at Two Peaks Fitness, 216 S Main St. Scholarships are available! Or signup online through March 27 at www.twopeaksfitness.org/youth-sports-leagues. Practice starts in April; games May-June. All funds collected are used for youth sports in Huerfano County.
Questions regarding youth sports? Call Two Peaks Fitness at 719-742-3555. Let’s play ball!
Two Peaks-One Book” events – La Veta
LA VETA — La Veta Library is proud to announce that our Two Peaks/ One Book Community Book Read Series featuring local author Roger Green will present it’s his first program on Thursday, March 10, 2 p.m. in the meeting room at LVPL. Mr Green will talk about his process and motivation in writing the book and then you are invited to discuss the many themes explored and get your copy of the novel signed. Free as always with refreshments provided.
Then Sunday, March 13, at 2:00 pm Dr. Ed Crowthers, history professor Emeritus from Adams State University will be on hand at the La Veta Library as guest speaker.. His topic will be “Coming of Age in the Shadow of the Great War” which will compliment one of the themes off this year’s selection “4283 Miles” by local author Roger Greene. You won’t want to miss dynamic speaker. Free as always, with refreshments .
Movie at La Veta Public Library
LA VETA— Join us for the showing of “Motorcycle Diaries” on Thursday, March 10, 2 p.m. the La Veta Library will kick off their “Two Peaks/One Book series with the showing of the classic movie biopic “Motorcycle Diaries”. Similar in our theme of coming of age and adventure, the movie details the life changing motorcycle journey of young Che Guervara and Alberto Granado from Brazil to Peru. You won’t want to miss this inspiring and inspirational film.
Outside the Box art show
LA VETA—The Spanish Peaks Arts Council in La Veta invites everyone to the opening reception of the new “Outside the Box” show this Saturday, March 12, from 5-7 p.m. The new show is a collection of original art by 17 area artists that embraces the unexpected in a variety of media and styles, “thinking outside the box”. There will be refreshments with no admission fee. (Donations are gratefully accepted). Located at the west end of the La Veta Town Park, 132 W. Ryus, the SPACe Gallery is open Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, 11 am – 2 pm. To see examples of the artists’ works, visit the SPACe website, www.spanishpeaksarts.org. Call 719 742-3074 for more information. The show ends April 9.
Spanish Peaks Arts Council (SPACe)
Village Powers: Identifying realistic community goals
HUERFANO — Please join La Veta Public Library on Saturday, March 12, 2-4 p.m. to investigate healthy collaborations by reviewing community strengths and discussing best practices. This community conversation will provide a safe space to review community needs and action plans to ensure sustainability. This is part one of a two part conversation series. Part two will include efforts to deal with adverse viewpoints and explore strategies for expressing strongly-held opinions in ways that result in positive change – even if that change represents compromise. Refreshments provided.
“Coming of age in America in the shadow of the Great War.” discussion
LA VETA — Mark your calendars for Sunday, March 13, 2 p.m. when Dr Ed Crowther, Professor for many years at Adams State, will join us at La Veta Library for a fascinating lecture entitled “Coming of age in America in the shadow of the Great War.” You won’t want to miss this dynamic discussion!. Free as always with refreshments provided.
Calling all chili chefs!
LA VETA — The LaVeta Oktoberfest is preparing for our annual Chili Cookoff Competition to be -held on Saturday, March 12, 5 p.m. at the Mission Deli Restaurant in La Veta.
Walsenburg Eagles Ladies Auxilliary community brunch
WALSENBURG — The Walsenburg Ladies Auxilliary #1187 will host our community brunch on Sunday, March 13, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Eagles Hall, 614 Main St in Walsenburg. The cost is $5 for adults and $2.50 for children. We will be serving a new menu: french toast, ham, and scrambled eggs. The meal will include coffee or juice. We hope to see you there!
Life & Death Round Table Discussions
WALSENBURG — Boies Ortega Funeral Home is proud to sponsor a free monthly educational series for 2022 on various topics including grief, end of life decisions, pre planned funerals and later in the year topics such as Medicare vs. Medicaid and Life or Death Insurance. All workshops will be held in the community room at Spanish Peaks Library on Walsen Avenue.
Light refreshments will be served. The first workshop is March 16th, 11:00 a.m. on “Helping Seniors Transition.”
Call Elisa at 719-738-2152 if you have questions.
Trivia hosted by SPLD
WALSENBURG—Spanish Peaks Library District will once again be hosting Trivia at the Second Street Bar & Grill at the golf course on Wednesday, March 16 at 6 p.m. Gather up your teams and test your wits with this month’s categories; Young Adult Fiction, Famous George’s, March Madness, Cars From the 60’s (visual) and St Patrick’s Day. Remember, if your category suggestion is used, you receive $5 off your table tab and the winning team receives $20 off their table tab! Don’t miss out on the fun and we hope you’ll join us!
Two Peaks-One Book – Walsenburg
WALSENBURG— Please join us for a community book read, Two Peaks-One Book Walsenburg. The mission of this program is to foster community dialog & interaction by the reading & discussion of a common book. Our selection is “Bless Me, Ultima” by Rudolfo Anaya, which is a coming-of-age novel centering on Antonio Márez y Luna and his mentorship under his curandera and protector, Ultima. It has become the most widely read and critically acclaimed novel in the Chicano literary canon since its first publication in 1972
We will have free copies available of this novel for you to pick up at SPLD (Walsenburg). A Colorado Humanities grant to Huajatolla Heritage Foundation has made this program possible. The dates for our discussion sessions are Thursdays, March 17, 24 & 31 at 2 p.m. Stop in and get your copy and let’s make this a great community event!
New Date: Roger Greene’s “4,284 Miles”
LA VETA—The author of this year’s “Two Peaks/One Book” selection, Roger Greene, will join us at the LaVeta Library on Thursday, March 17 at 2 p.m. (Please note the new date!). Mr. Greene will discuss his process and motivation in creating his latest novel chronicling the amazing 1916 bicycle journey of Joe Bruce and Lester Atkinson, two young boys from Colorado. We will then have a spirited round table discussion of the book. Be sure and bring your copy to be signed by the author. Refreshments provided.
Open Mic, St Patrick’s Day at the Merc
LA VETA— Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day and show off your talents, whether music, poems or short stories on Thursday, March 17, 7 p.m. at La Veta Mercantile, 300 S Main St, La Veta. Free!
The Vile Veterinarian Melodrama
LA VETA— Enjoy the return of the sing-along melodrama at the Francisco Center of the Performing arts Thursday, Friday and Saturday March 17-19 at 7 p.m. and Sunday March 20 at 2 p.m.! Tickets are $15 at the door and $16 online. Visit www.lavetatheatreweb.org for more details. Also available at the La Veta Mercantile. Doors will open 30 minutes before the show.
Mobile vaccine clinic
LA VETA — The mobile vaccine bus will be in town on Friday, March 18, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. at the La Veta School on 126 E. Garland St. La Veta. Pfizer, Moderna, J&J and the flu vaccine will be available. For more information or to set up an appointment please visit https://www.comassvax.org
Mobile vaccine clinic
GARDNER — The mobile vaccine bus will be in town on Friday, March 18, 1 p.m.-6 p.m. at the Gardner Community Center 28 Co Rd 632, Gardner. For more info visit www.comassvax.org
United Church final service and dinner
WALSENBURG — With numerous persons interested in the final service and final dinner at the United Church Sunday, March 20, the caterer is asking for a dinner count. Those expecting to attend the dinner following the 1 pm service are asked to make a reservation with Faye Stroh jfstroh@msn or 719-989-8151. Last minute attendees will not be turned away if the food holds out. Special touches from the past at the final service and at the dinner – such as old-time hymns, attendance of previous pastors and members – perhaps even opening a 1904 cornerstone from the First Presbyterian Church, will be included.
Meet Aguilar’s superintendent finalists
AGUILAR— The Aguilar school board has announced three finalists in their search for a new superintendent: Olivia Bachicha, Justin Cowan, and Victoria Santistevan. The school board will host a Meet & Greet event on Thursday, March 10 from 5 – 7 p.m. in the Aguilar High School Library for the community, school students, and staff to meet and visit with the three candidates.
St. Patricks Day parade
TRINIDAD- The annual Trinidad St. Patrick’s Day Parade will be on Saturday, March 12 at 12p.m. Come be in the parade or come to watch it, it will be fun! There is a Parade contest of the most outrages person, group, car or float (think GREEN) in the parade. $25.00 entry fee Top prize of $100, Judges are local kids from Trinidad. The parade will start at Walnut and Main and end at City Hall. For more information please call or text 214-336-4229.
Second Saturdays – Open Mic for all Literary Souls
TRINIDAD—The Corazón de Trinidad Creative District is pleased to announce its third event for 2022; the Second Saturday Series will continue on Saturday, March 12 at 7 p.m. 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 will begin with a featured writer; the microphone then opens to all who would like to share their creative literary efforts. This event is free and open to the public.
Philosophy Café: Autonomy
TRINIDAD—Do you enjoy philosophizing with others about timeless questions? Join us Monday, March 14th at 5p.m. for a facilitated conversation, normally on the second Monday of each month. After a brief introduction about an idea from the tradition of philosophy, the discussion takes on a life of its own. During the pandemic, we’ve been hosting this using Zoom Meeting. If you want to join us, go to our website (Carnegiepubliclibrary.org) and click the Virtual Programs button. Scroll down until you find the article on Philosophy Café.
Trinidad Coalition Brownfield Initiative
TRINIDAD – The Trinidad Brownfield Coalition consisting of Trinidad, Aguilar, and Las Animas County, is hosting a public meeting to share news on the use of a Brownfield Assessment Grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. This Coalition was first awarded an EPA Brownfield Grant in 2015, and this new round of funding will allow the Coalition to continue revitalizing vacant and underused properties, or brownfields in Trinidad, Aguilar, and throughout Las Animas County. Funding will be used to identify brownfield sites for revitalization, assess existing site conditions, and plan for future cleanup and reuse of priority sites. Interested property owners, community members, and other stakeholders can attend this informational meeting in person or virtually. Information will include an overview of the grant
and how interested individuals and property owners can nominate sites for consideration for grant-funded assistance. This meeting will be held on Wednesday, March 16, 5:30-6:30 p.m. at A.R. Mitchell Museum of Western Art, 150 East Main Street, Trinidad and online at https://meet.goto.com/363148061 Dial in: +1 (872) 240-3212 Access Code: 363-148-061
Mobile vaccine clinic
AGUILAR — Thursday, March 17, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., the mobile vaccine clinic will be offering all Covid vaccines and the flu vaccine at Aguilar School 420 Balsam Ave, Aguilar. For more info visit www.comassvax.org
Mobile vaccine clinic
TRINIDAD — March 19,24,30 from 10 a.m.-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 visit www.comassvax.org
Spring youth football camp
RATON— Bring your 2nd through 7th graders for some football and fun. Football camp will be held on Saturday and Sunday, Match 26 and 27th from 9a.m.-4p.m. We ask that you be at Tiger Stadium by 8:30a.m. for check-in and camp will cost $20 per athlete. This camp will be non-padded and will focus on individual and position specific drills. Any question, please contact Dustin Walton at (505) 918-3878.
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 https://bit.ly/NMFLA22 Register for Spanish workshops at https://bit.ly/NMAcademia.