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Throughout Our World

Relay for Life luminaria bag decorating

OUR WORLD—Join us at one of our decorating nights to decorate a luminaria bag(s). Enjoy pizza, pop and water on us. You can bring your own things or pictures to decorate them or some things will be provided for you. Our big event is Saturday, August 6th and we want to line the walking track with lots of luminaria bags honoring loved ones. Each bag is $5. If you can’t come to one of our decorating nights and would still like a bag you can stop by Corradino’s in Trinidad or Farm Bureau in Walsenburg to decorate them at your leisure. Decorating nights in Trinidad are Thursday, May 12 and June from 6 p.m.- 8 p.m. at  Corradino Auto Body, 124 N. Maple St. Walsenburg’s decorating night will be Monday,  May 16, 5:30 p.m. at Farm Bureau, 713 Walsen Ave. Please contact Kendra Doherty at 719-680-0693 or 719-946-5510.

HUERFANO

Summer hours for Walsenburg Mining Museum at the Old Jail House

WALSENBURG— Summer hours are Mon-Tues-Fri 10:00-4:00 and Saturday 10:00-2:00.  When you arrive don’t forget to greet our Mr. Miner statue and pay your respects to our miners list engraved on the base.

Farmers Market season May-October
HUERFANO—La Veta Farmers Market Starting May 29th – October 13th – Thursday’s 3-5pm Next to the Library on Main.  Cuchara Farmers Market May 27th – October 13th – Friday’s 4-6PM At Cuchara Mountain Mercantile.  Gardner Farmers Market May 21st – October 13th – Saturday’s 10AM-12PM Under the Pavilion Next To Methodist Church.  Walsenburg Farmers Market May 29th – October 13th – Saturday’s 12-3PM at Heritage Park on Main Street

Do you enjoy crocheting?

LA VETA—Help La Veta Public Library create a crochet coral reef display to decorate the library for our
“Oceans of Possibilities” Summer Reading Program. Pick up a ‘take and make’ kit at the La Veta Public Library, or use the patterns available on our website, or create your own design. Bring your creations into the La Veta Public Library anytime between now and Friday, May 20 and we will arrange them into a coral reef display. For more information call 719-742-3572 or email stephanie@lvpl.org.

Beginning T’ai Chi classes

LA VETA—Often referred to as “the gentle art of yielding”, the ancient, slow moving Chinese practice of T’ai Chi Chuan is also healing in many ways.  New, beginning classes will be held at The La Veta School of the Arts – 105 W Ryus, across from the town park  every Saturday morning from 9-10am during the month of May.  The cost is a donation of $5 per class or $20 for a month of classes.  For more information, call Peggy Zehring 719-742-5193, or e-mail  PeggyZehring@msn.com or LVArtSchool@yahoo.com

Fox Theatre weekend movie

WALSENBURG— Join us at the historic Fox Theatre in Walsenburg for our weekend movie “The Bad Guys,” After a lifetime of legendary heists, notorious criminals Mr. Wolf, Mr. Snake, Mr. Piranha, Mr. Shark and Ms. Tarantula are finally caught. To avoid a prison sentence, the animal outlaws must pull off their most challenging con yet — becoming model citizens. Under the tutelage of their mentor, Professor Marmalade, the dubious gang sets out to fool the world that they’re turning good. Rated PG with a run time of 1 hour and 40 minutes. Movie showtimes are Friday and Saturday 7:30 p.m., and Sunday 3 p.m.

Voices of the Past and graduation

GARDNER—The annual Voices of the Past competition will be held at 5:30 pm on May 12 at Gardner Valley School.  Graduation will be May 18 at 5pm.

La Veta cheer camp

LA VETA—The La Veta High School cheerleaders are hosting a cheer camp Friday the 13th and Saturday the 14th. Registration begins at 8am on Friday the 13th. The camp will be held from 9:00am-12:00pm both days at the Roger Brunelli Gym. Grades Pre K – 5th Grade are welcome! Participants will learn a performance routine including dance, cheers, chants, stunts, tumbling, jumps, and kicks. At the conclusion of the camp participants will perform their routine to friends and family starting at 12:10PM on Saturday. The registration form and payment of $30 will be due upon arrival to camp. Please contact Brittany Geiser at brittany.geiser@lvk12.org with any questions.

End of life decisions and Hospice
 
WALSENBURG—Sangre de Cristo Hospice joins Elisa in reviewing the options of what to plan for regarding end-of-life decisions. You don’t have to be in hospice care to plan what to do or how someone will honor your decisions when you can’t make them for yourself any longer. You will walk away with hand outs and tools to prepare you for difficult decisions to come. End of Life, Hospice and Palliative Care on Thursday, May 12th, 11 a.m. at the Spanish Peaks Library in Walsenburg and is free to attend. Hospice staff will be there to educate people on what to prepare for and do before end of life occurs.

Notre Dame three years later

LA VETA—Tony Masinton will talk about what has happened so far to restore the cathedral of Notre Dame in Paris three years after the devastating fire. Find out how bad the damage was and the steps an army of craftspeople and scientists are taking now to return the world heritage site to its former glory. Tony holds a PhD in medieval church architecture and spent over a decade working on ancient churches and cathedrals in Europe. This discussion will be held at La Veta Public Library on Thursday, May 12, 2-4 p.m.

Clean up day at Fort Francisco Museum

LA VETA—Saturday, May 14 from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. In preparation for our opening Memorial Day Weekend, there is spring cleaning and chinking to do at Francisco Fort! Come give us a hand. Saturday, May 14th from 9 am to 2:00 pm. Rain or shine. All are welcome. Lots of opportunities for light yard work and cleaning.  We’ll be having a chinking party for the pioneer cabin and the schoolhouse.  Great activity for kids. Wear gloves and bring a rake etc…Snacks, lunch, and beverages will be provided. Questions? director@franciscofort.org 719-742-5501

Two Peaks Fitness 10 Year anniversary

LA VETA – Help us celebrate our 10-year anniversary. Stop in Saturday May 14, 9 a.m. -12 p.m. for free refreshments and membership specials! Two Peaks Fitness is located at 216 S Main St in La Veta, 719-742-3555. A non-profit organization serving Huerfano County. 719-742-3555.

Chimayo Presentation-UPDATED

WALSENBURG—The Chimayo Presentation at the Walsenburg Library that was cancelled by the weather last month has been rescheduled for Monday, May 16 at the Walsenburg Library. During Holy Week, tens of thousands of pilgrims make the annual journey to Chimayo, New Mexico, and to its famous sacred site, the Santuario de Chimayo. Chimayo is one of the spiritual centers of the region and the destination of the most popular pilgrimage in North America. The roads to Chimayo course through mountain villages where Hispanic Catholicism has been cradled for more than two centuries, but Chimayo, as well, is a special place for all who quest to find divinity and to encounter the sacred within themselves. Come learn more about this special place.

Spanish Peaks Chamber mixer

HUERFANO—The Spanish Peaks Chamber of Commerce will host its first mixer of 2022 on May 18th from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Alys’ Restaurant, 604 S. Oak St. in La Veta. Appetizers and cash bar will be available along with guest speakers Lola Spradley with Huerfano County Economic Development and Lauren Roberts with Watercourse Foods and the new owner of the former La Veta school buildings. We hope to see you there.

“The Bad Old Days in Colorado”

LA VETA—Ever wondered what it was like in the bad old days in Colorado?  Randi Samuelson-Brown wondered too and after extensive research into the little known stories and whispers of the past, she came up with her book “The Bad Old Days In Colorado…. Untold Stories of the Wild West.’ Join us at the LaVeta Library on Thursday May 19th  at 2:00 pm as Randi discusses this fascinating look at the old west which was a finalist in the Colorado Book Awards and featured on C-Span. It is sure to be an exciting look at our history that you won’t want to miss. Free with refreshments.

Huerfano County Business Meet & Greet at Francisco Fort Museum

LA VETA—Thursday, May 19th 2-6pm. All Huerfano County business owners and employees are welcome at the business meet and greet at the Francisco Fort Museum located at 306 South Main Street in La Veta. Enjoy tours of the fort, refreshments, and information about upcoming events. For more information please call 719-742-3776 or visit franciscofort.org/events-calendar

Eagles Ladies Auxiliary #1187  in search of vice president

WALSENBURG—The Ladies Auxiliary #1187 held a meeting on Friday April 22, 2022 to nominate officers positions.  There is still a position open for a qualified person to run for vice-president.  If interested, please attend our next meeting on Friday May 20, 2022 at 7pm at 614 Main St in Walsenburg.

Wildflower hikes on the hogback

WALSENBURG – Please join us on May 28 at 7 p.m. and May 29 at 10 a.m. for wildflower hikes on the hogback trail at Lathrop State Park with the incomparable Edie Flanagan!  Bring your smartphone for a tutorial on using the iNaturalist app.

Artist’s Choice Show at SPACe Gallery

LA VETA—The Artist’s Choice Show at SPACe Gallery in the Main Gallery plus photography by Ted Shafer, native masks by Becky Myers, and Native American art curated by Janice Benham in the Fuller Gallery. Opening reception at SPACe Gallery on Saturday, 28 May from 5-7pm – Free Admission. Come by to meet the artists who have entered this exciting show and enjoy their artwork. Refreshments will be available.

La Veta Trails Mini Yard Sale

LA VETA—Mark your calendar for the 2022 La Veta Trails Yard Sale Fundraiser. May 28 8 a.m. -2 p.m. at 309 S Oak Street, La Veta.  If you have items to donate, we will start collecting them on May 23rd. There will be lots of bargains. Yard sale proceeds benefit you because we use them to build trails. For information, call (719) 890-4071

La Veta Fire Protection District Auxiliary pancake breakfast

LA VETA—Stop by the La Veta Fire Department located at 100 South Birch on Sat. May 28 from 8-11 am. To meet your volunteer fire fighters and enjoy a tasty pancake breakfast!

LAS ANIMAS  

Youth outdoors job opportunity

TRINIDAD — Applications are open for Mile High Youth Corps’ (MHYC) Land Conservation Summer of Service program. MHYC is searching for positive, hardworking individuals between the ages of 18 and 24 to spend 12-14 weeks this summer working on environmental stewardship projects near Trinidad.
Corpsmembers earn a bi-weekly stipend, and are enrolled in AmeriCorps, earning a scholarship to be used towards advancing their learning after the program. They also receive up to four free mental health counseling sessions.
Corpsmembers will also receive training in one or more stewardship skillsets, including chainsaw operation, trail building and maintenance and pesticide application. No experience is necessary.
Corpsmembers receive industry-recognized certifications that lead to effective service and highly-desirable qualifications and experience that support opportunities for future employment in natural resource management.
Applications now being accepted online at www.milehighyouthcorps.org/apply-now

Trinidad State Commencement

TRINIDAD — Trinidad State College will host its commencement ceremony on Friday, May 13, at 11 am.  The ceremony will be held in “The Pit” between the Berg Building and the Library at the Trinidad Campus.

Hike to the Dinosaur tracks

TRINIDAD — Join the Fishers Peak Outfitters on Saturday, May 14 at 7:30 a.m. for this free guided hike to the dinosaur tracks. This will be an 11 mile hike, 5.5 miles to the tracks then back out of the canyon. We ask that you please leave your pets at home as it is rattle snake season. We will meet at Fishers Peak Outfitters in Trinidad then carpool to the trail head approx 1.5 hours away. Please bring plenty of water and appropriate attire. Expect to see amazing scenery, wildlife, First nations people’s petroglyphs, hispanic settler’s church site and of course the largest deposit of dinosaur tracks in North America. Please sign up at Fishers Peaks Outfitters or email fisherspeakoutfitters@gmail.com

Boncarbo roadside cleanup

BONCARBO — Meet up at the Boncarbo Fire Department at 9am on Saturday, May 14, to help clean up the roads around Boncarbo.

Second Saturdays –  Open Mic for all Literary Souls

TRINIDAD—The Corazón de Trinidad Creative District is pleased to announce its fourth event for 2022; the Second Saturday Series will continue on Saturday, May 14 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 begins at 7 pm 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. Our featured poet is David A. Martin a resident of Beulah, Colorado

LifeLine open house

TRINIDAD — Join LifeLine and UChealth on Tuesday, May 17 from 5 p.m.- 6:30 p.m. at the Perry Stokes Airport to check out their newest aircraft and helicopter. Please RSVP to Kim Lucero, Director of Development and Ancillary Operations at 719-846-8053 or via email at klucero@msrhc.org by May 13th.

Beginning table loom weaving

TRINIDAD — Beginning Table Loom Weaving, Heritage School at TSC- Berg 401, 4 week class- May 17th, 19th, 24th, 26th. Cost $105 includes materials, instructor is Sabine MacWaters, info Donna Haddow 719-846-5724 or donna.haddow@trinidadstate.edu

Business Showcase (Luncheon)

TRINIDAD — 12-1 p.m., May 18 at the Trinidad State College Pioneer Room. register at www.tlacchamber.org  under events. The guest speaker this monthwill be  New Elk Mine. Fox 21 will also be attending in effort to promote Trinidad.  Info- 719-846-9285 or email chamber@tlacchamber.org

Painting with a Purpose- Art Expression in Recovery

TRINIDAD — May 18, from 12:30 to 4 pm at the Trinidad Community Center- 1309 Beshoar Ave, Sponsored by Crossroads/Turning Point, Facilitated by Jen and Travis, Info or reserve a spot- 719-621-8323 or 410-562-1390, 15 person capacity, Creating a pro-social environment for individuals in recovery or anyone else who would like to join. Includes all materials and supplies, pre and post self-evaluation by participants, painting time, art material instruction, and optional engagement in group discussion. EVERY OTHER WEDNESDAY

Armed Forces Day parade

TRINIDAD—Come out on Saturday, May 21 at 10 am for a parade celebrating Armed Forces Day down Trinidad’s Main St.  A ceremony at 11 am at Memorial Park (across from Cimino Park) follows.  Sponsored by Las Animas County Veterans Memorial Committee, Featuring the Ft. Carson Marching Band and Color Guard, Line up at 9 on Elm St, Picnic served at Cimino Park following the parade and ceremony with a live KCRT remote, for Information contact Linda Barron at 719-846-8223.

Indigenous Workshop- Porcupine and Bead Earrings

TRINIDAD— There will be an Indigenous workshop on making porcupine and bead earrings on Saturday, May 21 , from 4:30 – 6 p.m. at the Bloom House/Trinidad History Museum, 312 E. Main in Trinidad.  The workshop is open for ages 12+, cost is $15/person, and there is a 20 person limit.  Please call 719-846-2361 or Laura at 541-227-3362 for reservations.

Summer Reading program opens at Trinidad Carnegie Public Library

TRINIDAD— Please join us this summer for outdoor programs, indoor programs, and crafts for kids from 0-18 years old. This summer we will be using a virtual platform, READSquared, to register for the Summer Reading Program, complete missions, track reading, and have access to some fun games. Please go to trinidadcpl.readsquared.com to register starting May 23 and running through June 12.  Program theme is ‘Oceans of Possibilities’, and runs June 11-July 28.
Visit Trinidad Carnegie Public Library at 202 N Animas St. to pick up a brochure with age-specific information and a calendar of events.

Scenic Highway of Legends Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

TRINIDAD — The Bi-County Scenic Highway of Legends (Colorado Hwy 12) has been awarded National Scenic Byway status and is now officially one of America’s Sceinic Byways!
To celebrate this, there is a ribbon cutting ceremony planned for May 27 at 11 am at the Colorado Welcome Center, 309 Nevada Ave in Trinidad.  Please join us for exciting announcements and refreshments.

COLFAX

Pop-up vaccination event at the libary  

RATON—  The Arthur Johnson Memorial Library will be hosting medical professionals from Premier Medical Group USA – New Mexico for a second Pop Up Vaccination Event on Saturday, May 14, from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.. in the meeting room.  Those who wish can receive a first, second, first booster or second booster Covid vaccination free of charge.  Both Pfizer and Moderna vaccinations will be available. Those receiving vaccinations need only provide their name, date of birth, and phone number if available. A registrar will ask a few basic questions. Vaccination cards identifying the vaccination received will be provided.  NO SCHEDULING IS NECESSARY, making this a simple and free way to begin or continue the Covid vaccination process.

World Migratory Bird Day  

COLFAX— Sugarite Canyon State Park is hosting a full day of events on Saturday May 14, celebrating World Migratory Bird Day.
• 6:55 a.m.  Early Bird Special! Visitor Center. Coffee, treats & birds at the feeders!
• 7:30-8:30 a.m. Beaver Wetland Guided Bird Walk. Lake Alice Campground.  We’ll look for Dusky Flycatchers, Vireos, Warblers, and Western Tanagers.
• 9 a.m. Coffee with a Ranger. Lake Alice Campground. Coffee, doughnuts & camp chair birding! Find out why we should dim our lights for birds who “fly by night”!
• 2 p.m. The Big Guys! Soda Pocket Campground. Come meet live birds of prey,  including some who migrate to our area.
• 4 p.m. The Big Guys! (Repeated) Lake Alice Campground.
• 5-7 p.m. Lake Maloya Guided Bird Walk. Lake Maloya Trailhead. We’ll look  xfor ducks, geese, woodpeckers, Western Wood-Pewees, and Violet-green Swallows.
• 8-10 p.m. Full Moon Walk. Lake Maloya Trailhead. Take a walk in the park after  dark! Learn about Sugarite’s nighttime environment and how birds migrate at night.

Bird walk at Capulin Volcano

CAPULIN— Celebrate World Migratory Bird Day by coming to an early morning bird walk with a ranger! Saturday May 14 from 7-8:30 a.m. Meet at the visitor center for a peek at the birds that call the lower areas of the volcano home and then head to the top of the volcano to see what birds you can spot from a higher elevation. Bring your own binoculars and water; bird lists and viewing books will be provided.

Moonlight Hike

CAPULIN— Take a ranger guided hike at Capulin Volcano under the full or nearly full moon on Saturday, May 14 at 8 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!

Lunar eclipse viewing

CAPULIN— Come and enjoy the amazing night sky at Capulin Volcano and experience a total lunar eclipse! Also known as a blood moon, total lunar eclipses occur when the Earth passes between the sun and the moon. Join Capulin Rangers to experience this amazing event! We’ll have the telescopes out to get a closer look. Sunday May 15 from 8:30 -11:30 p.m.. Partial Eclipse starts at 8:27pm. Full Eclipse starts at 9:29pm with a Maximum Eclipse at 10:11pm. Bring layered warm clothing and your curiosity for an out of this world experience. No reservations needed; meet at the visitor center and follow red lights to the viewing area

Folsom site tour  

COLFAX—  The Folsom Museum will open weekends in May until Memorial then daily through Labor Day and weekends in September.  We look forward to you visiting the Folsom Museum this summer.
A Folsom Site tour will be held Saturday, May 21, 2022 from 8 am to 5 pm. The Folsom Museum appreciates reservations for the tours.  There are no set fees for the tours, although we would appreciate all donations. (575) 278-2122

Classic night at the  movies

RATON— Join us at the Shuler Theater on May 25 at 7pm for some great programming!  Classic Night at the Movies in May is sponsored by the Raton Police Officers Association (RPOA).  Turner and Hooch… Starring Tom Hanks and Beasley!  Free Admission and all donations go to RPOA for youth outreach programs throughout the year.