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Upcoming events for November 10, 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; Saturday,  Nov. 12, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Senior Resource Fair Spanish Peaks Library in Walsenburg. Tuesday, Nov. 15, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. at Spanish Peaks Library in Walsenburg and again at 1 – 2 p.m. at the  Huerfano County Community Center in Walsenburg. Thursday, Nov. 17  @ 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. at the Raton Public Library. 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.

Veterans and active military free entry to Colorado State Parks

OUR WORLD— As a thank you to U.S. military members, Colorado Parks and Wildlife offers veterans, active-duty military and the National Guard free admission to all Colorado state parks on Friday, Nov. 11. Veterans and military members, residents and non-residents, can visit any Colorado state park for free by showing proof of military service. Vehicles displaying a Colorado disabled veteran or Purple Heart license plate receive free entry to all state parks year-round.

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 held at 2 p.m. on Dec 17, you can enter the drawing by shopping at the local participating businesses found on page 17. 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. We are also still looking for local vendors and crafters. There is a $10 booth fee. For more information please email


Call for green chili recipes

HUERFANO—Would you like to contribute a recipe for a regional green chili cookbook? We would love to hear from you! The cookbook will be available before Christmas! This project is happening with the support of Huajatolla Heritage Foundation (HHF) and Think Art 360. In turn, proceeds from the cookbook will benefit HHF in supporting more programming in Huerfano County. Your recipe contribution and representation are appreciated! Email to receive a free printable PDF to organize your recipe, your recipe story and food memory or to simply contribute your recipe:

First time home buyers class

WALSENBURG— Why rent when you can buy? Join us for our First Time Homebuyers class Thursday, Nov. 10, 10 a.m – 4 p.m. at the Spanish Peaks Library in Walsenburg. Classes are CHFA approved and meet HUD certification requirements. Code of the West will provide lunch for all attendees. For more information and to register please go to

Free wellness checkups

HUERFANO— Free wellness checkups Thursday, Nov. 10,  10 a.m. – 12 p.m. at Two Peaks Fitness, 216 S Main St in La Veta. Coral Anderson, RN will be checking Blood Pressure, Oxygen, Pulse, and more.

Mindfulness and Meditation

LA VETA— What does the word mindfulness mean? What are the physical and medical benefits of mindfulness and meditation? These questions and others will be explored at the LaVeta Library on Thursday,  Nov. 10 at 2 p.m. with Ruth Heal and Shawna Summers who will share their expertise and insights.  In these stressful times, you won’t want to miss this important and helpful program and learn more about starting a mindfulness practice in your own life. Refreshments provided. For more information call your friendly La Veta Library 719-742-3572.

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.

Veterans Day pancake breakfast

HUERFANO— Calling all veterans! Unit 16 of the American Legion Auxiliary will be putting on a Pancake Breakfast, Friday Nov. 11, from 7 – 11 a.m. at the Huerfano County Community Center, 928 Russell Ave. in Walsenburg. The ladies will be serving up pancakes, sausage, bacon, bananas, coffee, hot chocolate, hot tea and water. Cost for veterans and children under 10 is free. Cost for spouses, and children over 10, plus the public is $5. Come on down and meet some friends or make new acquaintances. If you have any questions, please call Cheryl Rogers 719-738-9965.

Mission Mt. Mangart showing at The Fox

WALSENBURG— Viewing of award-winning documentary film, Mission Mt. Mangart. We are beyond excited to announce that our new friend, Chris Anthony, is bringing his award-winning documentary film, Mission Mt. Mangart, to the Fox Theatre in Walsenburg on Friday, Nov. 10, 7 p.m. The 11th also happens to be Veterans Day so it’s perfect that the topic of Chris’ film is the 10th Mountain Division. This event is a fundraiser for Panadero Ski Corporation and all proceeds will go to efforts to return skiing to Cuchara Mountain Park and provide affordable family-friending skiing as well as to all Chris’ Youth Project to have a home base in Southern Colorado to provide educational experiential enrichment field trips for financially challenged youth. Tickets are $30 for General Admission and $150 for VIP (meet and greet with Chris and 2 free drinks)

Beginning T’ai Chi at LVSA

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 beginning Saturday, Nov. 12,  at 9 a.m. at The La Veta School of the Arts, 105 W Ryus, across from the town park.  Beginning classes will continue every Saturday morning from 9-10 a.m. during the month of November  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 or

Pop-up Holiday Craft Fair

WALSENBURG­—Huerfano County has an amazing array of talented cottage artisans.  This holiday season, fill your basket with local products and encourage the local economy. Join us for the first pop-up Holiday Craft Fair of the season on Saturday, Nov. 12 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. at 523 and 525 Main Street in Walsenburg.

Senior resource fair

HUERFANO— Mt. Rose Health Center with generous support from Next Fifty Initiative is holding a senior resource fair on Saturday, Nov. 12 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Spanish Peaks Library in Walsenburg. Many vendors, breakfast goodies and door prizes. Everyone is welcome to attend. Please see
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Opening Reception at SPACe

LA VETA— The Spanish Peaks Arts Council(SPACe) in La Veta invites everyone to the opening reception for the 25th Annual Gift of Art Show this Saturday, Nov. 12, between 5 – 7 p.m. Refreshments will be provided and there is no admission fee. The show includes original art by area artists in a variety of media, with holiday gift giving in mind. The SPACe Gallery Gift Shop is loaded with unique local art created by SPACe members. In addition, the reception celebrates the exhibition of artwork by the art faculty at Adams State in Alamosa, presented by the La Veta Creative District…..(include earlier or new submissions from LVCD). The SPACe Gallery is located in the La Veta Town Park, 132 W. Ryus. Hours are Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, 10 am – 3 pm. Visit the SPACe website or call 719 742-3074 for information.

Weekend movies at the FOX

WALSENBURG— The historic Fox Theatre’s weekend movie is Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. Queen Ramonda, Shuri, M’Baku, Okoye, and the Dora Milaje fight to protect their nation from intervening world powers in the wake of King T’Challa’s death. As the Wakandans strive to embrace their next chapter, the heroes must band together with Nakia and Everett Ross to forge a new path for their beloved kingdom. Saturday 7:30 p.m., Sunday 3 p.m. No Friday showing.  Adults $7, Students $6, Children (5-12) & Seniors $5.

Walsenburg City Council Recall effort information meeting

WALSENBURG— The Positive Future for Walsenburg committee will be holding a public information meeting on Sunday, Nov. 13 at 2 p.m. at the Spanish Peaks Library in Walsenburg regarding a City Council recall effort.

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.

SPLD Trivia Night

WALSENBURG— Spanish Peaks Library presents Trivia Night, Wednesday, Nov. 16 at 6 p.m. at Second Street Bar & Grill at the Walsenburg Golf Course. Come join the fun as we take on this month’s categories:  1) Patents, True or False  2) Mr Rogers Neighborhood  3) Dr Who  4) TV Moms (Visual)  5) Turkeys.  Winning team of 6 or less gets $20 off their table’s tab!  Great food and drinks and an evening of pre-Thanksgiving fun.  Hope to see you there!

Reiki presentation at LVPL

LA VETA— Join us at La Veta Library on Thursday, Nov. 17, 2 p.m. as we welcome Riesa Harris and other Reiki practitioners from the community as this ancient art is explained and demonstrated. Reiki, sometimes referred to as hands on healing,enhances health and well-being, reduces stress and pain and brings balance to the mind, body and spirit by unblocking trapped energy.  Reisa has been practicing and teaching for over 30 years and is eager to share her insights.  This presentation is free and refreshments will be served.

Pie & Praise Community Thanksgiving Service

LA VETA— Please join us at the La Veta United Methodist Church, 416 South Main Street for the Cuchara Valley Christian Community Services Pie and Praise Wednesday, Nov. 23 at 6 p.m. This service gives us chance to praise God as a community for his many blessings. There will be homemade pies, ice cream, whipped cream, beverages and an opportunity to give towards the annual Christmas food gifts that will be delivered in December to families within our community.

Eagles Hall open for the 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!

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

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

Plan now for the John Mall High School class of 1981 reunion

WALSENBURG — The John Mall High School class of 1981 is planning a reunion for summer 2023.
Friday, June 30 will be either bowling or golfing with appetizers and cocktails. Saturday, July 1 will be the main dinner at the Eagles hall with a theme of Hoedown Western. Sunday, July 2 Brunch with location to be determined.
Mark your calendars now and contact Sandi Montoya-Foster at and let her know you are coming.
Members of the planning committee are: Gretchen Sporleder-Orr, Carolyn Fischer (Cisneros) Gabby Sanchez ( Rice), Donna Romero, Laura Day (Garcia), and Sandi Montoya-Foster (Chair).


Veterans Day Breakfast

TRINIDAD— Friday, Nov. 11, 8 – 11 a.m. join us at Fort Wootton in Trinidad for our annual Veterans Day breakfast. We are honoring all who served and who are currently serving.

Veterans Day Luncheon

TRINIDAD— Each year we offer a free lunch to all veterans and their spouses. Through the support of many local organizations and groups of our local youth, we honor our veterans by serving them a free lunch. There will also be a ceremony honoring those veterans who have passed and the service men and women who gave their lives for our freedoms. Join us on Friday, Nov. 11, 11 a.m. at the Sebastiani Gym, 206 N. Animas St, Trinidad.

Cathay Williams Memorial statue Charity Dance

TRINIDAD— Join the Cappellucci Brothers Band for the Cathay Williams Memorial Statue Charity Dance on Friday, Nov. 11, 7 – 10 p.m. Dance, silent auction & door prizes! Food & drinks will be available for purchase. $25 entry fee goes to support the Cathay Williams Memorial Statue. Pool tournament is $15 to enter. Tickets can be purchased at Fishers Peak Outfitters or the Chamber of Commerce or at the door.  Cathay Williams is the only known documented African- American female Buffalo Soldier; a courageous woman who despite the prohibition against women serving in the Army, enlisted as a man under the false name of William Cathay on November 15, 1866. Sponsorship opportunities available and Silent Auction items greatly appreciated. Contact or for more information.

Christmas Bazaar

TRINIDAD— Saturday, Nov. 12, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Shop early for one of a kind hand made gifts at Mt Carmel’s Christmas Bazaar, 911 Robinson Ave, Trinidad. Emily’s Kitchen will also be open. Have crafts to sell? Call 719-845-4875 for vendor information.

Trinidad Library: Philosophy Café

TRINIDAD—The next Philosophy Café will meet by Zoom Meeting on Monday, Nov. 14 at 5 p.m. This will be a Zoom meeting and you must register to join.


TRINIDAD— Friday, Nov. 18 join us at the Trinidad Community Center, 1309 Beshoar Ave. for the Trinidad Carnegie Public Library STEAM Day. k-2nd Grade 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. and 3rd – 5th grade 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. Come play with our STEAM kits and learn about science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics.

Nostalgic Movie Night

TRINIDAD— Friday, Nov. 18 at 5:30 p.m. Join us for a Nostalgic movie in Community Room at Trinidad Carnegie Public Library. We will be watching,  ‘His Girl Friday’ with  Cary Grant, Rosalind Russell and Ralph Bellamy, in this classic screw-ball comedy directed by Howard Hawks.

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 admissioin 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.

“Be Square” Art competition

TRINIDAD— The Corazon Gallery in Trinidad is looking for artists for an innovative new show; “Be Square” – A 12×12 Show. All entries must be on a 12×12 inch canvas provided by the Corazon Gallery with entry fee. Pick up your canvas now at the Corazon Gallery to have art ready for show entries on Nov 19 – 20. Entry fees are $30 for one canvas, $50 for two, and $60 for three. Artists will receive 100% of the $150 sale price if their art sells. The Corazon Gallery will not be taking any commissions for sales. There will be a reception and celebration on Friday, Dec. 30 from 5:00 – 7:00. Pick up your canvases now at the Corazon Gallery to prepare for the show!


Hall of Heroes Exhibit

RATON— Raton Museum presents the Hall of Heros Exhibit  now through  Nov. 12, Wednesday – Saturday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Admission is free for veterans, active duty military personnel and first responders. We are also raising funds for a new Goat Hill flag. Drop off or mail your contribution to 108 S. 2nd Street, Raton, NM 87740. Please indicate Flag Fund on the memo line of the check.

Veteran’s Day program

MAXWELL— It would be our privilege for you to accept this invitation to a program honoring Veterans service and sacrifice for us and the United States of America. Presented by the students and staff of Maxwell Municipal Schools on Thursday, Nov 10 at 2 p.m. in the Maxwell School Auditorium. Refreshments will follow the program.

Veterans Day ceremony

SPRINGER— Come join us in honoring our local veterans on Friday, Nov. 11, 11 a.m. at the Springer Museum Park. We will have guest speakers and lunch to follow after the ceremony at the Senior Center.

Veteran’s Day potluck and karaoke

RATON— VFW Auxiliary will host Veteran’s Day Pot Luck with DJ music and Karaoke. The public is invited to this free event on Friday, Nov. 11, 6 – 10 p.m.  at Raton VFW, 106 Park Ave. For more information please call 575-445-3318

Colfax County health council hybrid zoom/in person meeting

COLFAX—We invite you all to our November Colfax County IN-PERSON/Zoom meeting. If you would like to attend in person the meeting will be held at the Raton CYFD office Wednesday, Nov. 16, 12 p.m. Lunch will be provided. If you are unable to attend in person we will be doing a hybrid meeting so you can login through Zoom.  Meeting ID: 878 9829 3935 Passcode: 949489

Public onvolvement meeting

COLFAX—NMDOT is conducting a virtual public meeting for the I-25 Raton/Clayton Interchange study. The purpose of the meeting is to present the preferred interchange alternatives developed based on technical analysis and previous public input. The meeting will consist of a brief presentation followed by a question and answer session on Thursday, Nov. 17, 6 – 7 p.m. For more information please visit

Umpteenth Craft Fair

RATON– Saturday, Nov. 19, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Join us for our 22nd Annual Umpteenth Craft Fair at the Raton Convention Center. Come see the wide selection of crafts and creations from 36 local vendors. Get a head start on all your holiday shopping at this free event!

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 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.

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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