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USDA Forest Service waives fees for Veterans Day

OUR WORLD  —  The USDA Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Region, will waive fees, where charged, at day‐use recreation sites in Colorado, Nebraska, South Dakota, Kansas and the Bighorn, Medicine Bow and Shoshone National Forests in Wyoming in honor of Veterans Day, Thursday, Nov. 11th.
The Forest Service offers several fee‐free days annually to encourage Americans to explore the outdoors and visit their public lands. The fee waiver includes many Forest Service picnic areas, boat launches, trailheads, and visitor centers. Fees for camping, cabin rentals, or other permits still apply. Fees will continue to be charged at Forest Service standard amenity fee recreation sites operated by concessionaires, unless individual managers choose to participate.

CPW seeks public feedback on big game hunting license distribution

OUR WORLD  —  Colorado Parks and Wildlife is considering changes to policies and regulations that could potentially impact how big game hunting licenses are distributed in the state. CPW is currently seeking public input from resident and nonresident big game hunters and stakeholders through an online comment form, followed by a survey and public meetings next year. The feedback will help the Parks and Wildlife Commission and the agency determine if the current policies need to be revised.
Public interested in big game hunting can provide feedback now via an online 10-question Big Game Hunting License Distribution Public Comment Form at the following web address.
Your feedback will help identify the highest priority topics for review by CPW over the next year. Feedback must be submitted by Nov. 22, 2021.


This Weekend’s Movie at the Fox in Walsenburg

WALSENBURG –This weekend’s movie is “Clifford the Big Red Dog,” rated PG with a run time of 1 hour 37  minutes.
When middle-schooler Emily Elizabeth (Darby Camp) meets a magical animal rescuer (John Cleese) who gifts her a little, red puppy, she never anticipated waking up to find a giant ten-foot hound in her small New York City apartment. While her single mom (Sienna Guillory) is away for business, Emily and her fun but impulsive uncle Casey (Jack Whitehall) set out on an adventure that will keep you on the edge of your seat as our heroes take a bite out of the Big Apple. Based on the beloved Scholastic book character, Clifford will teach the world how to love big!
Movie showtimes are  Friday at 7:30p.m., Saturday at 7:30p.m., and Sunday at 3:00p.m.
Movie ticket prices are $7.00 for Adults, $6.00 for Students and Teachers, $5.00 for Children (ages 5 to 12).

Spanish Peaks Library Storytime

WALSENBURG –Story time is every Friday morning from 10:30 – 11:30 am.  It is open to children ages 0 -12.  The library is located at 415 Walsen Ave. in Walsenburg.  For more information contact Ms. Sherry at  (719) 738-2774 or
November 12 we will talk about Veteran’s Day.
November 19 we will do a Thanksgiving story time.
November 26 we will be closed for Thanksgiving.

Accessing Affordable Healthcare Options

WALSENBURG –On Thursday, November 11th at 5p.m. join Small Business Majority and Connect for Health Colorado for a free webinar to learn about accessing health insurance through the state’s marketplace/exchange, and to ask questions about what this means for your small business. David Tesitor of DATCO Insurance is a local partner.
In this session, we’ll also discuss how healthcare costs impact self-employed entrepreneurs and small businesses in Colorado. Learn about how the ARPA funding and new policies affect your healthcare costs and how you can become a small business advocate for healthcare.
Here is a link to the event registration site:

El Fandango Annual Dia de Los Muertos Performance

WALSENBURG –You’re invited to the annual Dia de los Muertos performance of El Fandango!  The performance will be held Saturday, Nov. 13, 2021, at the Washington Auditorium, 201 E 5th St in Walsenburg.  Doors open at 6:30p.m., the performance begins at 7p.m.  Come out and support our youth, and help keep tradition alive!

Colorado Springs EV Club visiting Walsenburg for EVOverload21

WALSENBURG -After the recent launch of four new publicly accessible electric vehicle charge ports at the EV Trail charging station at George’s Drive Inn, the Colorado Springs EV Club has scheduled a club drive to the station on Saturday, November 13, 2021.
The event is being dubbed EVOverload21 because one goal is to demonstrate that overloading the available charge ports will not negatively impact any other San Isabel Electric Association customers. There are six total public charge ports in Walsenburg, including two at the South Central Council of Governments office. All available ports will be in use starting at around 11:30a.m.
“It’s likely that the population of electric vehicles in Walsenburg will double or triple for a couple hours,” said Curtis Claar, founder of EV Trail. “We needed to test the new chargers for maximum load and with the CSEVC participating, local residents will have a chance to see multiple electric vehicles and meet with their owners.”
The new charging station at George’s Drive Inn features a CHAdeMO plug, a CCS plug, and two J1772 plugs, allowing all electric cars sold in the US to be charged. EV Trail is offering free charging all day on Saturday, November 13.

Mother Jones Online Auction Benefit

HUERFANO — The Huerfano County Democrats are holding a Mother Jones online auction now through the 12th to benefit efforts in upcoming elections. Up for auction are nearly 100 items including art, jewelry, new toys, pottery, gift cards, t-shirts, BBQ grill, exercise bike and so much more. There are many great gifts for Christmas shopping. It’s online auction bidding from the comfort of your home.
Bid on great items and help preserve Democracy.

Annual Gift of Art Show at SPACe

LA VETA — The Spanish Peaks Arts Council (SPACe) invites everyone to see the 24th Annual Gift of Art show now on display in the Main Gallery through Jan. 8. The opening reception is this Saturday, Nov. 13, 5 – 6:30p.m. with refreshments. In addition to the 18 area artists offering their art for sale in the Gift of Art Show, La Veta artists Nicole Copel, Val Smith, and Beth & Jonathan Evans are offering many affordable pieces including jewelry, ceramics, and batiks in the Fuller Gallery.
Don’t miss this opportunity to shop locally for holiday gift giving. SPACe is open Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays, 11 am – 3 pm. There is no admission fee and face masks are encouraged. Call 719 742-3074 for information or visit the SPACe website at

Monday Up Club Rescheduled

LA VETA — Due to La Veta Elementary switching to remote learning for the remainder of October, we have rescheduled the second half of Monday Up Club.
November 15th: Happy Healthy Kids BLOOD! Fun learning about our bodies and grooving!
Both take place at La Veta Public Library from 4:00-5:30. Open to children grades K-6.

Join La Veta’s Park & Tree Board for pruning work sessions

LA VETA — Do you want to learn how to properly prune trees?  Do you want to help improve and maintain La Veta’s “urban” forest at the park and along the streets?  Please join the Parks & Tree Board (P&TB)  members for an upcoming pruning work session on   Nov 16. We will meet at the Town’s Maintenance Building just west of the Post Office at 8a.m.  If you plan to join us, please contact Keith Hauber at 816-277-4833 to let us know.  Pruning work sessions may be cancelled due to high winds, rain or snow.

Downtown Revitalization Meeting

WALSENBURG –The Walsenburg Downtown Revitalization Committee is hosting a public meeting and appointing new board members on Nov. 16th at  6p.m. at the Crafty Canary Brewery! Please attend if you have any interest in helping our mission to restore pride in our city’s natural beauty, revitalize the city’s look and visual culture, and create a vital and attractive downtown for us all to enjoy! Or come just to see what we’ve been up to. You may attend virtually by going to our website and clicking the link on the front page.

Creativity and Alzheimer’s Disease Presentation at La Veta Library

LA VETA — November is Alzheimer’s Awareness Month, a time to heighten awareness about Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias and show support for the more than 6.2 million Americans living with this devastating diagnosis. Even more staggering is the number of caregivers, loved ones and friends that are also affected. And we all have nagging questions wondering is misplacing our keys is the beginning of that slippery slope!
Sandy Dolak, RN is partnering with Mt. Rose Health Center Palliative Care and Hospice, the Walsenburg Library and the La Veta Library to present a most informative program about the understanding of the disease as well as most effective methods of interacting with those affected. She will be using materials presented by nationally recognized educator Amy Mathews. Amy has worked exclusively in the field of Alzheimer’s and related dementia disorders for the past 30 years. Sandy will also share her insight of many years of interest and a brief sharing of the role of creativity in working with this special
The program will be 2p.m., Thursday November 18th upstairs at the La Veta Library and then repeated at 2p.m., Monday November 22nd at the Walsenburg Library. Please join us for this learning experience.

Rio Cucharas Phase 3 HOA Meeting

LA VETA — A meeting of the Rio Cucharas Phase 3 HOA will be held No. 20, 2021 at 1p.m. in the La Veta Library.  Contact Lee Cesario at for further information.

SCCY Thanksgiving Dinner

WALSENBURG –The Sangre De Cristo Center for Youth will be giving away Thanksgiving dinners, all boxed up, from 4 – 6p.m. on November 25. Just drive in behind Delaney Hall and pick up your free meal there.  This is a Thank You from SCCY to the community for all the support they’re had over the past year.

32nd Annual Parade of Lights

WALSENBURG – Come on out on Friday, November 26th at 6:30p.m. for the 32nd Annual  Parade of Lights! The theme this year is Christmas Past and Present.
Line up for entries on East Spruce Street at 6p.m.
Parade entry forms are at Legends Flooring & Interior at 726 Main St. in Walsenburg. If you have any questions, call 719-738-2033.

Celebrate the Season with the Eagles

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. 26 2021.  The Eagles Hall will be open before and after the Parade of Lights. We will be serving food and drinks. Tables may be rented for $15 each, call Margaret Maldonado at 738-2861 or Sharon Moore at 738-3116 for reservations. A grab bag table will also be available.

SCCY Tamale sale

HUERFANO — It’s another SCCY tamale sale! One dozen red, with pork are just $20. One dozen green with cheese are just $20 (these are vegetarian and gluten-free.) One pint of Myra’s chile is only $8.  Order by phone at 719-738-1573, or on our Facebook page- Sangre De Cristo Center for Youth.  Orders due by Dec. 1. Pickup on Dec. 3, from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. at 513 Main St. in Walsenburg.

Huerfano Memorial Auxiliary needs volunteers

WALSENBURG –The Huerfano Memorial Auxiliary meets at the Hospital Auxiliary on the second Wednesday of every month at 2p.m. In addition, they run the hospital gift shop, from which all proceeds go to benefit the hospital. The gift  shop is open 5 days a week from 10a.m.-3p.m., but right now it is held down only by four or five women. They need some volunteers to take on some shifts and benefit the hospital community.
If you’re interested, come to the next meeting on Dec. 8th  or call the hospital gift shop at (719) 738 -5100 ext. 317


Public Purgatoire River Visioning Plan

TRINIDAD  — You are cordially invited to a public meeting regarding the Purgatoire River Visioning Plan to be held Thursday, Nov. 11th at 5:30p.m. at the AR Mitchell. Concept drawings will be on display and community input will be appreciated.  We are encouraging as much participation and community feedback as possible.

Veterans Day Luncheon

TRINIDAD  — The Las Animas County Veterans Memorial Committee will be hosting a Veterans Day Luncheon on Thursday, November 11th at 11a.m. in the Sebastiani Gym at 206 N. Animas St. in Trinidad.
Please contact Linda Barron with any questions at (719) 680-4498 or (719) 846-8223

Fishers Peak Plan and Trinidad Traffic Study Open House and Discussion

TRINIDAD  — On Thursday, November 18th from 5-7p.m., there will be two simultaneous meetings at the Trinidad Community Center of members of the project teams for both the Fishers Peak State Park Master Plan and the City of Trinidad Traffic Study. For the public’s convenience, the two meetings will be held in adjacent rooms at the Community Center, and participants will have an opportunity to visit both meetings during the duration of the time. Light refreshments will be provided. Masks will be required to attend.
Learn about the Trinidad Traffic Study seeking to identify improvements that can be a catalyst for improved traffic flow, including a long-term investment
plan for highway and road safety, bicycle /multi-use trail, and transit. The study, in cooperation with the Colorado Department of Transportation, will support the future conceptual design, funding, scheduling, and overall recommendations.
The Fishers Peak State Park Master Plan team is excited to present the data collected and draft concepts for the Park. The Master Plan project
information will:
• Describe draft recreation and conservation concepts for the Park
• Answer questions from the public related to draft concepts
• Gather public feedback as it relates to draft concepts
• Provide information on next steps and finalization of Master Plan

Thanksgiving Food Drive

TRINIDAD  — The First National Bank in Trinidad is hosting a Thanksgiving Food Drive. Share your Thanksgiving with others!
This year, we are requesting cash donations to be used to give gift cards to those in need. Please make checks payable to the First National Bank in Trinidad and bring your donations to any FNB branch by Friday, November 19th. Thank you, and happy Thanksgiving from First National!

“better angels: the firefighters of 9/11” show in Trinidad

TRINIDAD  — It’s not too late to see the  “better angels: the firefighters of 9/11” display in Trinidad.
Coinciding with the 20th anniversary of 9/11, the show is on display at the Corazón de Trinidad Creative District commons at 210 W. Main until November 20th.
The show consists of 343 individual oil paintings of the New York City firefighters who died on 9/11. Each firefighter’s portrait is painted intimately onto a small burned block of wood. Assembled, this large multi-part work is 4’ high by 21’ long.
The artist and creator, Dawn Siebel, lived in Manhattan for 22 years before moving to Colorado. Siebel was living in Boulder on September 11th, 2001, and twelve days later when The New York Times printed a two-page spread with all 343 firefighter photographs, the better angels project was born. Siebel spent more than 3000 hours over the next six years to create the paintings, beginning with cutting and then burning the blocks of baltic birch on which the portraits are painted.
The show is open Wednesdays through Sundays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Closed Mondays and Tuesdays.
For more information, go to or go to, or contact the district directly at

Mandala Rock Dotting Class

TRINIDAD  — Christmas is just around the corner and what’s better than making and giving a gift! Aguilar Public Library will be having a Mandala Rock Dotting class for adults on Sat, Nov 20th @ 10:30 – 11:30a.m. All supplies will be provided! Come and learn this beautiful art! Keep your eyes open to an Open House in December! Questions? Call 719-941-0196

Annual Tree Lighting at City Hall

TRINIDAD  — This year, the annual City Hall Tree lighting will take place on November 26th at 5:15p.m.
There will be musical entertainment, Santa’s Elves, and Cider and Cocoa served by the Rotary.

Annual Parade of Lights

TRINIDAD  — This year’s Annual Parade of Lights will take place on Main Street on November 27th at 6p.m.
This year’s parade is going to be a Colorfest, so wear your bright colors and lighted bling.

Packages for the Overseas Troops

TRINIDAD  — The TLAC Veterans Memorial Committee will be sending boxes to our local troops for Christmas.  If you have a local service member serving overseas, please contact Linda Barron at (719) 846-8223  to see about getting their mailing address. We need the information soon to mail the packages early to enable their delivery by Christmas!.


Springer Share the Warmth Drive

SPRINGER  —  From November 1st through December 15th the Springer Fire Department will be holding the first annual Share the Warmth Drive. Help the kids in our town stay warm all winter long!
We are asking for hats, gloves, scarves, socks, and mittens. Thank you for your generosity.
You can drop off items from Monday through Friday, 8a.m. – 5p.m. at the Springer City Hall and Springer Fire Department at 606 Colbert Ave. in Springer, or contact any Springer firefighter.
For any questions, contact Craig Eppler at (575) 707-0265 or

William Lee Martin at the Shuler Theatre

RATON  —  On Thursday, November 18th at 11a.m., William Lee Martin will be performing at the Shuler Theatre in Raton!
You’ve seen William Lee Martin’s comedy specials on Amazon Prime and AppleTV, heard him on Sirius/XM, laughed with him on Carnival Cruise Lines, plus followed him on TikTok, YouTube, and on Facebook LIVE during his “4 pm Daily Talk Y’all”. Now come see him LIVE!
This father of five, Native Texan is a self-proclaimed All American Mutt – a mixed breed who doesn’t fit neatly into any single box physically, politically, or philosophically. With fresh material and hilarious new stories, he’s not afraid to step on toes but still connects with folks who share his everyday problems in always changing America. His friends still call him by his nickname “Cowboy Bill”, but nevertheless, this comedian will have you laughing till your sides split and you’re wiping away tears.
Tickets are available at different price points at

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