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Upcoming Events for March 17, 2022


American Red Cross Disaster Action Team Training

OUR WORLD — Your American Red Cross of Southeastern Colorado is hosting a series of Disaster Action Team Training Academies throughout the area. We are looking to build our teams throughout the Southeastern portion of the state, specifically in and around Pueblo. This training is designed to help build volunteer capacity to respond to local individual disasters like home fires, providing Comfort Kits and Financial Assistance to displaced families in every community.
The 1st Academy will be held Tuesday, March 22, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. in Pueblo – Location TBD
The 3rd Academy will be held Thursday, March 24,   10 a.m.-4 p.m. This academy will be a virtual session for anyone interested and who could not attend one of the in-person sessions.
New Volunteers please RSVP to Current volunteers RSVP to


Mobile vaccine clinic

WALSENBURG —  The mobile vaccine bus will be in town on  March 26, 31 from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. at  the  Safeway parking lot. For more info visit

Youth Baseball Signups

HUERFANO—Signup for Two Peaks Fitness Youth Sports Leagues Baseball! Ages 4-15. Walsenburg and La Veta leagues. Sign up Monday through Friday, now through hrough March 24 from 3-6 p.m. at Two Peaks Fitness, 216 S Main St. Scholarships are available! Or signup online through March 27 at 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 – 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!

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 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. to 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

Mobile vaccine clinic

GARDNER —  The mobile vaccine bus will be in town on Friday, March 18, 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the community center in Gardner, 28 Co Rd 632, Gardner. For more info visit

Spanish Peaks Library Storytime

WALSENBURG— Yes, we are still having storytime every Friday!  This Friday, March 18, from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. we will be reading about caterpillars and butterflies.  Then we will make a cute craft with a pom pom caterpillar and a flying butterfly.  The fun will be at 415 Walsen Ave. at the Spanish Peaks Library in Walsenburg. If you have any questions you may contact Ms. Sherry at 738-2774 or
Also, I am happy to report that our library has expanded its hours!  We are now open M – W from 10 am to 6 pm, Th – F from 10  a.m. to 4 p.m. and  Sunday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.  We hope to see you soon.

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.

JMHS meet and greet

WALSENBURG — The JMHS administration wants to meet with the upcoming 7th and 8th grade parents and/or community members ( this will be current 6th and 7th grade)  on Tuesday, March 22 from 6-8 p.m. in the JMHS cafeteria. Any parent or community member  having any questions about the possible transition for next year is encouraged to attend .

Two Spirits movie at LVPL

LA VETA—On Thursday, March 24th at 2 p.m. the La Veta Library patron Alex Lukens will share the movie “Two Spirits” and then facilitate a discussion of this moving and heart wrenching true story that interweaves the tragic tale of a mother’s loss with a revealing look at a time when the world wasn’t simply divided into male and female and many Native American cultures held places of honor for people of integrated genders. Adult themes but guaranteed to be thought provoking and enlightening.

Gardening 101 – Cold frames, greenhouses and root cellars

WALSENBURG—The Spanish Peaks Library will again be having their monthly introduction to gardening class on Sunday, March 27 at 1p.m. at the Library, 415 Walsen Ave.  This month’s topics will be Cold Frames, Greenhouses and Root Cellars.  We’ll discuss how and where to build these structures, the benefits and the problems.  Please join us for a fun and educational discussion!

Pleas and Petitions’ Author discussion

WALSENBURG—On Saturday, March 26 at 2p.m. the Museum of Friends, 600 Main Street, in Walsenburg will introduce Virginia Sánchez to discuss her most recent book Pleas and Petitions Hispano  Culture and Legislative Conflict in Territorial Colorado that sheds  new light on the political obstacles, cultural conflicts, and  institutional racism experienced by Hispano legislators in the wake of the legal establishment of the Territory of Colorado.  The book reexamines the transformation of some 7,000  Hispano settlers from citizens of New Mexico territory to  citizens of the newly formed Colorado territory, as well as the  effects of territorial legislation on the lives of those residing  in the region as a whole.

Community conversation about tourism

WALSENBURG— The Tourism Board invites you to an informative community conversation about tourism in our county on Monday, March 28 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. We will be hosting a series of community meetings to provide an overview of the work the tourism board is engaged in to bring visitors and tourism dollars to the county. We will discuss the ways we work to promote all the activities, attractions, and events that Spanish Peaks Country offers visitors. A light dinner will be provided. Huerfano County Tourism Board Conversation will be held at the community center in Walsenburg. A zoom link will be available for this meeting!

An “Afternoon of Poetry,”

LA VETA— In honor of National Poetry Month, “An Afternoon of Poetry’ will be held Saturday, April 2nd, 3-5p.m. at La Veta Public Library (please bring a mask). Bring poems to read (your own or other favorites!).  For more information: Tom (742-3776) or Robin (742-3398).

Village Super Powers: Strategies for Expressing Strongly-Held Opinions

LA VETA— On Saturday, April 9th 2-4 p.m. join us for a village gathering to apply healthy communication skills and explore strategies for expressing strongly-held opinions in ways that result in positive change – even if that change represents compromise.
This is the second part of this two part series.
Using the action plans and information from part one, we will identify common complications that could arise through collaborative efforts. Through exploring our differences, our community can better implement best practices to work through conflicts for the sustainability of our community.
Hosted by La Veta Public Library at he La Veta Mercantile, 300 S. Main Street.  Refreshments will be provided. Thank you to the American Library Association for their support through the Library Transforming Communities grants.


Mobile vaccine clinic

AGUILAR —  On Thursday, March 17, from 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

Little Artist Pain Session

TRINIDAD—Mt. Carmel Wellness & Community Center presents St. Paddy’s Day themed paint session for the kiddos! Join us on Thursday, March 17 from 5p.m.-6p.m. all ages are welcome! $25 per painter and adults are welcome to register with their children! Fun for the whole family! Water and wil be cookies included.
Please pre-register and prepay with Darci at The Art Cottage. For more info, please call 719-859-3123.

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

Spring break youth club

TRINIDAD—The Trinidad Youth Club will be offering an opportunity for Trinidad and local area youth age 5 and under 17 during the spring break time period when local schools are on break.
Starting Monday, March 21, the students will learn how to start an indoor garden and grow the food they can eat within a week with information education from Fungi Family Farm LLC.
They will also learn about indoor and outdoor greenhouse lighting, worms, composting, watering, seed preparation, spouting, harvesting and eating.
Tuesday it’s off to the Raton Regional Aquatic Center for some fun indoor swimming.
Wednesday we are off to Longs Canyon for a walk along the stream among the trees and discover some interesting information about our local pinyon-juniper forest, to learn about the value of trees.
Thursday we travel to Capulin National Volcano Monument and walk on top of a volcano.
Finally, Friday we end the week at Art-o-Cade and discover just how fun it can be to decorate a car and transform it into an art piece!
If you you are not a club member, you can fill out a membership packet and still attend.  Forms and more information can be found at or you can pick up a membership packet at the club at 204 E. Kansas Street in Trinidad.

Art with Heart

TRINIDAD— This months Art with Heart is hosted by Alexandra Stefanec in the Garden Room at  Mt. Carmel. This class will be on Friday, March 25 from 5:30p.m.-7p.m.  Refreshments will be provided.
Please call (719)845-4894 for more information. No registration required.

4th Annual Crawfish Boil Fundraiser

TRINIDAD—Once again it is time for Authentic Cajun Cooking for a good cause. Join us at Bomb Pizza on Saturday, March 26 at 12 p.m. All proceeds from the crawfish boil will go to supporting the intellectually and developmentally disabled in our community. Please come on out and enjoy good food, and community! Special to this year’s boil is the popular smoked and fried gator. We will also have whole live oysters as well!

Art Cartopia Museum re-opening

TRINIDAD— Come enjoy the fun at our re-opening party. Joing us at 2702 Freedom Rd, Trinidad on Saturday, April 2 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. You will be able to get a tintype photo done, have a Three Sisters Fry Bread taco, listen to music by Robbie and the Reckless, enjoy art cars and maybe win prizes. We can’t wait to celebrate with you all.


Colfax County Assessor’s Office veterans outreach

COLFAX — The veterans outreach will be held on Tuesday, March 22 from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Join us at the Colfax County Assesor’s office at 230 N. 3rd St Ratonfor assistance. For more information please contact Joseph Dorn at or call 505-861-9117.

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, March 26 and 27th from 9 a.m.-4 p.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.

Democrats’ March meeting

RATON — The March Meeting of the Democratic Party of Colfax County will be on Tuesday, March 29 at 5:15 p.m. at Casa Lemus Restaurant at 350 Clayton Road in Raton NM. This month’s topic is Women’s History Month -How to support and follow the lead of women and minority led organizations.
We will learn about our regional crisis of property valuation and learn how to confront the challenges of achieving housing and resources for those who have been left out of the economy.
Speakers will be from the Transgender Resource Center of New Mexico, the Alliance for Local Economic Prosperity, the Environmental Justice Caucus of the Democratic Party of New Mexico, and the New Mexico Veterans and Military Families Caucus of the Democratic Party of New Mexico.
We are marking National Vietnam War Veterans Day, Muslim Women’s Day, and the Transgender Day of Visibility, all happening within a few days of our meeting, and all very important to our thinking when we seriously consider our beautiful and hard-fought American ideals.
Zackary Quintero, who is a candidate for New Mexico State Auditor (, and New Mexico State Representative Roger Montoya (who represents Raton:, are among our confirmed guests.
For more information email

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 Register for Spanish workshops at