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Upcoming Events for Nov. 23, 2022

Throughout Our World

Medicare 101 community information days

OUR WORLD—  Join us for  free educational seminar that covers the basics of Medicare, how enrollment works, when to sign up, coverage options, & more. We make Medicare simple. Join us at the following locations; Monday, Nov. 28, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. at the Raton Senior Center. Wednesday, Nov. 30, 1 p.m. – 2 p.m. at the  Spanish Peaks Library in Walsenburg.

Kringle Market- Win $1,000

OUR WORLD— The  ‘Tis the Season’ season is almost here! Join us at the Walsenburg Mercantile, 408 Russell St. on Saturday, Dec. 17 for all your holiday shopping needs. For the second year in a row, the World Journal is teaming up with merchants from Huerfano, Las Animas, and Colfax counties to give away $1,000.  Support local vendors, get in the festive spirit and finish up all your holiday shopping.
The $1,000 drawing will be at 2 p.m. on Dec 17.
You can enter the drawing by shopping at La Veta Mercantile, Rocky Mountain Trading Company in Trinidad, Robin’s Boutique in Trinidad, Grandote Golf Course restaurants, La Veta Inn, Lokal Burger in La Veta and the Walsenburg Mercantile. Tickets are given out per individual business discretion.  For more information on how to become a participating business and sponsor the Kringle Market please call Debi Sporleder at 719-989-1501.

Kringle Market Vendors wanted
We are still looking for local vendors and crafters to participate in the market on December 17.  There is a $10 booth fee and you will join over 80 vendors who will be there when the $1,000 cash is given away at 2pm.  For more information about having your own booth including, set up and tear down times, please email Judy at

Third Judicial District preparing volunteer mediation program

OUR WORLD—Courts in Las Animas and Huerfano Counties are seeking volunteer mediators to offer mediation in landlord-tenant disputes and small claims cases to possibly resolve cases outside of the court room.
Volunteer mediators will work directly with individuals who are NOT represented by attorneys and who are involved in a landlord-tenant dispute or small claims case in the civil court system in Las Animas and Huerfano Counties. Volunteer mediators, are not required to be attorneys, will not provide legal advice, but rather will, under supervision of the court’s program coordinator, facilitate a mediation conversation between parties with the goal of reaching resolution. If no resolution is reached, the normal court procedure would continue. Volunteers will need to pass a criminal background check and participate in a four hour training program. The Training will cover topics including court procedures and rights of tenants and landlords, basic mediation kills and de-escalation techniques.
For more information, contact Michelle Kendall at: or call 719-497-8282

DORA Needs Board Members

OUR WORLD— The Division of Professions and Occupations, part of the Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA), is seeking members of the public at large to serve on our professional regulatory boards.
The Division regulates more than 50 professions, occupations and entities in Colorado. Board service can positively affect the lives of Coloradans, and requirements and qualifications to become a board member aren’t overly restrictive.
Board members may receive a per diem, along with reasonable travel expenses and meals at each in-person meeting; however, these meetings are currently being held virtually.
If you are someone who enjoys contributing to your community and would like to collaborate with other public and professional board members to ensure public protection for Colorado’s residents, please contact for more information.


Celebrate Recovery

WALSENBURG— Celebrate Recovery is a biblical and balanced program that helps overcome hurts, habits and hang-ups of all sorts and shapes. People familiar with Alcoholics Anonymous and other recovery groups will recognize the format. Celebrate Recovery acknowledges God’s healing power in our lives through the 12 Steps and 8 Recovery Principles that facilitate true life transformation. If you wish to attend, you don’t need to be a Christian or a member of Praise. There’s no pre-registration or sign-ups & no need to bring anything except a willingness to grow & change. Join us on the journey to freedom Wednesday nights at 6 p.m. with a meal from 5:30 – 6 p.m. Praise Church Walsenburg 311 W 4th St 719-738-1822.

Trauma Informed Yoga

WALSENBURG— Trauma Informed Yoga is a loose low impact form of stretches that incorporate grounding, security and embodiment. Ruth Heal (yoga instructor) co-facilitates with Travis Maes (Peer Recovery Specialist) invite anyone  that would like to attend free of charge, every Thursday from 5:15 – 6:15 p.m. at The Crossroads Turning Points building at 615 Russell Ave. Walsenburg. Please call Travis at 719-621-8323 for availability and possible cancellations.

Annual Thanksgiving Dinner

LA VETA— You are invited to our Annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 24, at 12 p.m. All are welcome to join, free to attend, please bring a covered dish to share. La Veta United Methodist Church, 416 S. Main Street, La Veta, CO 81055

33rd Annual Parade of Lights

WALSENBURG— Don’t miss All Country Christmas, the 33rd annual Parade of Lights in Walsenburg the day after Thanksgiving, Friday, Nov. 25 at 6:30 p.m. Lineup is at 6 p.m. on East Spruce.  The parade will go all the way to 10th Street.  The FOX Theatre will also be featuring free movies all weekend.

Eagles Hall open for Parade of Lights

WALSENBURG— The Walsenburg Eagles Ladies Auxiliary 1187 invites the community to join us for the annual Parade of Lights at the Eagles Hall, 614 Main St in Walsenburg, on Friday, Nov. 25.  The Eagles Hall will be open before and after the parade.  We will be serving food and drinks.  There will also be a grab bag table, available for girls, boys, women, and men.  Tables may be rented for $15 each, please call 719-738-2861 or 719-738-3116 for reservations. All proceeds go back into the community.  We hope to see you there!

Dark Skies Event at Cuchara Mountain Park

CUCHARA— Lets gaze at the stars! Have you ever looked up at the night sky, in total awe of the amazing dark skies, stars, planets, and moon? Us, too! Bob Kennemer and friends will host an informal potluck dinner and information session regarding local and regional efforts to make Huerfano County part of the second largest dark sky reserve in the world! Followed by dark sky viewing opportunities on the deck of the Cuchara Mountain Mercantile at Cuchara Mountain Park. The first part of the event will take place inside on Friday, Nov. 25, at 6:30 p.m. then we will move outdoors. Bring a telescope or binoculars. Dress accordingly. This event is free.

Weekend movies at the FOX

WALSENBURG— The Fox Theatre’s weekend movie is Strange World (PG) The legendary Clades are a family of explorers whose differences threaten to topple their latest and most crucial mission. Friday 7:30 p.m., Saturday 7:30 p.m., Sunday 3 p.m.  Adults $7, Students $6, Children (5-12) & Seniors $5. There will also be a free showings of The Grinch on Friday, Nov 25, 3 p.m. Die Hard on Saturday, Nov. 26, 3 p.m. and Jingle All the Way on Sunday Nov. 27 at 12 p.m.

Marketplace of Ideas at MoF

WALSENBURG— Calling all vendors, makers and shoppers to the annual Small Business Saturday, Nov. 26 and Saturday, Dec. 3 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Marketplace of Ideas, and Made in Walsenburg holiday event at the Museum of Friends, 600 Main Street, Walsenburg. Local vendors and makers please call to participate in this annual shopping event in Walsenburg. Display and promote your hand-made goods, art, jewelry, scarves, brooms, photographs, books, knitted and crochet items, holiday delicacies and baked goods. Artists from Huerfano and beyond will be available to answer questions about their process as they demonstrate how their art and crafts are made. The Marketplace of ideas is an annual event that explores the universal need to make things with our hands. Huerfano County non-profit organizations are also invited to share what they do and discuss how the community can get involved with their projects. Santa will ring in the holiday cheer with hot apple cider, hot chocolate, cookies, and other homemade goodies. Bring your children for a photo opportunity, and we will email you the image. Call the MoF and reserve a table for only $10! 719-738-2858 or visit

Baby & Toddler storytime at SPLD

WALSENBURG—  Every Monday at 10:30 a.m. we will be having a baby/toddler storytime.  It will be for children ages 0-2 and will last about 30 minutes.  We will have stories, songs, and fingerplays.  Please join us every Monday at 10:30 am.  We will also still be continuing our regular Friday story times from 10:30 am – 11:30 am.  The library is located at 415 Walsen Ave. If you have any questions you may contact Ms. Sherry at 719-695-1105 or   Library hours are 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.

Water conservancy district meet

WALSENBURG— The monthly board meeting of the Huerfano County Water Conservancy District will be held in person at the Walsenburg Housing Authority activity room, 220 Russell St, Walsenburg, CO, on Monday, Nov. 28, 2022 at 6 p.m. The draft agenda for the meeting can be found on the district’s website: .

El Arte De Nuestros Abuelos (The Art of Our Grandparents)

WALSENBURG— Jenn Dunn will be conducting a painting class at the Walsenburg Housing Authority activity room, 220 Walsen Ave, Walsenburg, on Tuesday, Nov. 29, 1-3 p.m. Come and enjoy the holiday spirit, with fun ,company, and conversation.  As always free, refreshments, and supplies provided.  Call 719 989-8438 to RSVP before Nov 26th to get a canvas count. Sponsored by Huajatolla Heritage Foundation, and Arts in Society.

Huerfano Fair Board Election

HUERFANO— The Huerfano County 4-H Fair Board will have the regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 29, 6 p.m. at the Huerfano County Fairgrounds located at 401 Moore Street, La Veta, CO.  The annual election for the board of directors will be held.  Any Huerfano County resident can attend and vote.

Volleyball is Coming!

HUERFANO— Co-Ed and Women’s volleyball will start on Dec. 4th and 5th, with the organizational meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 29 at 7 p.m. The meeting and all games will take place at the Huerfano County Community Center, 928 Russell St, Walsenburg. Please contact either Josh or Lester to register, or

Holiday Movie Matinee

LA VETA— Join your friends at La Veta Library on Thursday, Dec. 1 at 2 p.m. for some pre-holiday fun.  We will have 3 classic holiday movies ‘A Miracle on 34th Street, ‘The Nutcracker’ and Truman Capote’s A Christmas Memory and those attending will vote on their favorite movie which we will then show. It will be a good way to get into the holiday spirit while enjoying a movie treasure and tasty refreshments with friends!

12 Days of Giving

HUERFANO— Please join us for the 5th Annual Non-Profit & Business Holiday Giving Celebrations.  Donate online beginning Thursday, Dec. 1 through Monday, Dec 12 at or in person on Thursday, Dec. 8 at 5:30 p.m. at the Huerfano County Community Center. A “Taste of Spanish Peaks Country” treats and samples from local eateries will be provided. Sponsored by the Spanish Peaks Business Alliance.

3rd Annual Craft Fair

WALSENBURG— Please join us on Friday-Sunday, Dec 2, 3 & 4 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. at Legends Flooring & Interior, 726 Main St. Walsenburg. So many wonderful gift ideas, home decor and so much more!

Holiday Traditions Arts and Crafts Market

WALSENBURG— Saturday, Dec. 3, 10 a.m – 4 p.m. Please plan on coming to the Holiday Traditions Arts and Crafts Market at the Huerfano County Community Center in Walsenburg. It is truly a celebration of Huerfano County. Not only do we have more than 30 talented artists and craftspeople from throughout our area, but we also have other things that showcase our special community. We will have entertainment all day long on the stage. This will include the Mt. Carmel Youth Symphony, our very own new troupe of young Fandango dancers, Michael Rael (our favorite musician from Questa) and Christmas Carolers. There will be the “Little People’s Christmas Store” where kids can shop with nothing more than a dollar or less (and even those with no money can tell us a story or make a picture for “instant credit’). One of Santa’s helpers will be there to help kiddos make gifts that come from the hands and the heart. We have well known regional artists and great homemade goodies. Mario, from CornMasters, (everybody’s favorite at Oktoberfest) will be in the parking lot with great things to eat. Come join us in this celebration of Community. Contact Sandy Dolak (719-251-1271) if you need more information!

Holiday Art Walk Fundraiser in Historic Downtown

LA VETA — Meet us in downtown La Veta for our Annual Holiday Art Walk Fundraiser on Saturday, Dec. 3! Gallery-hop, visit with artists, enjoy festive eats and drinks, listen to live music by the Francisco Center for the Performing Arts (FCPA) Show Choir, and win unique prizes, all while supporting La Veta creatives and small shop owners! If you are unable to attend, please consider donating to the fundraiser by purchasing a ticket, or purchasing a ticket for a community member who may not otherwise be able to attend! Donations raised go toward several arts programs in La Veta: The SPACe Gallery and the La Veta School of the Arts, arts programming through the La Veta Public Library, The Francisco Center for the Performing Arts, the La Veta Schools art program, and the La Veta Creative District! Tickets are $25 and are available via cash or check at H’s Place, Artisans on Main, and at SPACe. They can also be reserved by credit card online on the La Veta Creative District website at Contact Kate McCabe at (303) 746-8323 or for more info.

Tree lighting in Charlie Park

LA VETA— A long standing LaVeta tradition will be back on Sunday, Dec. 4, 3 p.m. Join us in Charlie Park as we celebrate the season by lighting up the Christmas trees and singing Christmas carols .  Members of the Francisco Center of the Performing Arts Show Choir will be on hand to lead the singing and add to the fun, Come out and join us and show your holiday spirit.


Winter Craft Bazaar

TRINIDAD— Get ready for a wonderful Black Friday winter craft Bazaar. Come check out our returning local vendors offering fresh baked goods, delicious food and plenty of Holiday handcrafted items and much more. Join us Friday, Nov. 25 at 11 a.m. at the Old School House Venue & Reception Hall, 2221 CR 71.4.

Hometown Holiday Tree lighting and Parade of Lights

TRINIDAD—Hometown Holidays Trinidad is proud to present the annual tree lighting and the 23rd annual Parade of Lights! On Friday, November 25th, we will gather at the city hall park on Las Animas Street. We will have entertainment from the Mount Carmel Youth Orchestra, Trinidad Music Association Chorale. Hot chocolate will be served from the Rotary. At 5:15, Mayor Phil Rico will select a young member from the audience to help him flip the switch to light the tree to welcome the holidays. On Saturday, November 26th, at 6:00 p.m., the Parade of Lights will be on Main street. The parade route goes west from Oak Street and south on Las Animas Street. Applications and more information are on our Facebook page and website.

“Be Square” Art competition

TRINIDAD— The opening reception for the “Be Square” art show will be Friday, Nov. 25 from 5 – 7 p.m. at the Corazon Gallery, 149 E. Main in Trinidad, Colorado.  The show will feature square canvases in a variety of mediums created by area artists.  Light refreshments will be served.3

Fisher’s Peak Charity Cornhole Tournament

TRINIDAD—Saturday, Nov. 26 at 2 p.m. Join Fisher’s Peak Cornhole in their fundraising efforts that will benefit the Trinidad Fire Department Christmas Toy Drive. $50 entry fee per team, cash prizes & locally donated prizes. To register visit the Score Holio app or Donations will be taken for the Trinidad Firefighters Toy Drive

Vaccine Mobile Bus

TRINIDAD—Next stop for the Vaccine Mobile Bust will be at Trinidad City Hall on Monday, Nov. 28 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.for the MonkeyPox Clinic and then 2 p.m. – 6 p.m. for the Covid-19 Clinic. Pfizer, Moderna, Pediatrics, Baby Pfizer, baby Moderna, Bivalent Pfizer, Bivalent Moderna, Bivalent Pediatrics vaccines and boosters will be available. It’s time for a comeback, get your vaccine now.  Register at

It’s a Wonderful Life- live radio

TRINIDAD— Join us at Main St. Live, 131 West Main St in Trinidad for It’s a Wonderful Life. Based on the story “The Greatest Gift” by Philip Van Doren Stern, this beloved American holiday classic comes to captivating life as a live 1940’s radio show broadcast.  The story of idealistic, desperate George Bailey unfolds as he considers ending his life one fateful Christmas Eve.  An angel is sent from Heaven to help him by showing him what life would have been like if he had never existed. “Teacher says, ‘Every time a bell rings, an angel gets his wings.’ “ Friday, Dec. 2 & 9 and Saturday, Dec. 3 & 10 at 7 p.m. – Sunday, Dec. 4 & 11 at 2 p.m.

Pearl Harbor Gun Show

TRINIDAD— Fort Wootton veterans present the Pearl Harbor Gun Show, Saturday, Dec. 3 and Sunday, Dec. 4 from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Admission is $10, Seniors and veterans admission is $8 and kids 14 and under are free. There are also vendor booths available for $50. Please contact Jess at 719-680-1836 for more information. All proceeds directly support the Operation and Maintenance of Fort Wooten Memorial Square. Sponsored by American Legion Post 11.

Christmas Bazaar

TRINIDAD— Holy Trinity Academy, Trinidad invites you to attend our Annual Christmas Bazaar at the Sebastiani Gym, 206 N Animas St. Join us on Saturday, Dec 3 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. and find unique gifts for your loved ones for the holidays!

Trinidad Community Chorale

TRINIDAD— Saturday, Dec. 3 at 7 p.m. and Sunday Dec. 4 at 2 p.m. “Holidays Together Again” free concerts by the Trinidad Community Chorale at the Methodist Church , 216 Broom St in Trinidad. For more information please Sharon Sorenson, 719-846-3062.

Fourth Annual Poetry and Literary Festival

TRINIDAD— The Corazón de Trinidad Creative District will proudly present the fourth annual Poetry and Literary Festival, A Solstice Celebration: as dark turns to light, in Trinidad. Join us Thursday Dec. 8- Saturday, Dec 10 at the newly opened Commons at Space to Create, 218 W Main Street. Friday begins the festival with a reception from 5 – 6 p.m. to meet the authors who will present Saturday workshop and will read from the current works. Saturday, workshops will be held from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. and 1 – 3 p.m. Workshop presenters include Kim Krisco, poet SETH, Jovan Mays, David Anthony Martin, Petra Perkins, Tom Nordgren, and Dustin Hyman, all Colorado writers. The workshops will be followed by an Authors Marketplace, where you can visit with published writers and purchase books. The festival will close with readings by workshop participants.Ticket purchase and detailed scheduling is available on the website


Photos with Santa

RATON— The Raton Humane Society presents Photos with Santa at the Shuler Theater 131 N. 2nd St on Saturday, Nov. 26 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. For two poses with Santa it will cost $ 5. We ask that you please do not use personal cameras or cell phones. This is a fundraiser for the Raton Humane Society.

Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony

CIMARRON— Join us for cookies and hot chocolate while we get ready for the holiday season and light the Cimmaron Village Park Christmas tree. The ceremony will be held on Saturday, Nov. 26 at 6 p.m.

Cowboy Christmas Bazaar

RATON—Raton Methodist women will have their Bazaar: “Cowboy Christmas”, Saturday, Dec. 3rd, 2022 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall behind the Raton Methodist Church at the corner of South 4th and Tiger Drive. Questions, call Nancy Poe, 575-445-3194.

Santa is coming to town

RATON—Saturday, Dec. 3, 1 p.m. Come see Santa Claus at the Convention Center, 901 S. 3rd St in Raton. We will have a lot of games, and activities including; cupcake walk, fish pond, bean bag throw, ring toss, Jumping Castle and much more! Sponsored by the Raton Lions Club.

Silver Spur Cowbells annual Christmas Bazaar

SPRINGER— Join us for our annual Christmas craft and rummage sale at this years Christmas Bazaar on Tuesday, Dec 6 from 8:30 a.m. – 2 :30 p.m. at the Springer Methodist Church. We will have Frito pie, hot dogs, chile dogs and much more! Just follow Santa and Rudolph, they will show you the way! There will also be a holiday “box of beef” raffle valued at $500, $2 per ticket or 6 tickets $10. Drawing will be Dec 19 and you do not need to be present ro win. Tickets available at Cimmaron West, 4-H Office in Raton, Burton & Associates in Springer, Gladstone Mercantile in Gladstone. All proceeds go to local scholarships.

Cards of Thanks

Thank you San Isabel Thank you, San Isabel.  Terrific winds and no Walsenburg outage! ~Carolyn Newman Walsenburg,, CO Thanks from Traditions I want to thank

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