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Philosophy Café

OUR WORLD  —  Join us for the next meeting of the Philosophy Café on Monday evening, November 8th at 5:00. The topic is: The Soul of Money
Greg Sund suggested this topic as he was reading The Soul of Money: Transforming Your Relationship with Money and Life, by Lynne Twist. Through The Soul of Money Institute, Lynne Twist offers online courses, speaking engagements, consulting and workshops.
This will be a remote meeting by Zoom Meeting, and you must register to join. In order to get the link for registration, email Tom Potter at tom.potter@trinidad.co.go

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. 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.

HUERFANO

Huerfano area AA and NA

HUERFANO — AA in Walsenburg meets Tuesday and Friday, at 7 p.m. at the Church of Christ, across the street from the Spanish Peaks Library.
In  La Veta, AA will meet on Mondays at 6 p.m. in La Veta at the Methodist Church on Main St.
NA meets Saturday at noon at the Huerfano Community Center.

Mother Jones Online Auction Benefit

HUERFANO — The Huerfano County Democrats are holding a Mother Jones online auction Nov. 2nd 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.
www.huerfanodems.com/mother-jones-auction.

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.

LVPL’s Life Stories Program

LA VETA — Coming Soon to La Veta Public Library!
LVPL’s Life Stories Program is an event that hosts a group of volunteer panelists with personal experience regarding a designated topic. A panel of community members will share their unique stories and satisfy your curiosity. The Life Stories program was created as a place where difficult questions are expected, appreciated and answered. Programs are based on community members’ experiences relevant to the designated topic and facilitated in a question and answer format.
Our first Life Stories program will be on November 4th at 2:00 pm. The topic focus is “National Adoption Month: sharing a variety of experiences with adoption”. For more information, please contact Mitzi at 719-742-3572 or mitzilvpl@gmail.com

Artists Invited to Enter Gift of Art Show

LA VETA — Artists and Fine Crafters are invited to enter the upcoming annual Gift of Art show at the Spanish Peaks Arts Council (SPACe) in La Veta. Bring original art on Thursday November 4th or Saturday November 6th from 11a.m. – 2p.m.
There is a small fee of $5 per item with a limit of 4 pieces per artist to help with expenses. Small items, all priced the same, may be entered in an attractive basket or other container with a maximum diameter of 16″ for a fee of $10. Call 719 742-3074 for more information or visit the SPACe website–spanishpeaksarts.org.

Two New Art Shows in La Veta

LA VETA — The Spanish Peaks Arts Council in La Veta invites everyone to see two new art exhibits, now on display until November 6th. The Fall Show includes original artwork by 15 area artists in a variety of media and styles. The Inner Idea Arts, a group of artists influenced by Peggy Zehring’s classes at La Veta School of the Arts are showing in the SPACe Fuller Gallery. Two of Rena Kaplowitz’s new pieces will be included in the show, with proceeds from the sale of her pieces going directly into her recovery fund.
The SPACe Gallery in the Park is open Tuesdays and Thursdays between 11a.m. and 3p.m. and on Saturdays from 10a.m. to 3p.m. Located at 132 W. Ryus. Phone 719 742-3074. www.spanishpeaksarts.org

Old Country Bazaar

WALSENBURG –The United Church of Walsenburg is having  Craft sale Nov 6 at the Huerfano Community Center in Walsenburg. Table space is $20.  You may bring your own table or there are a limited number of 8 foot tables available. Hours are 9a.m. to 3p.m.! Craft and homemade food items only. No manufactured items for resale permitted. Any groups or singers that would like a chance to sing or perform kid appropriate songs please call and reserve a time. To reserve a table or a performance please call Marilyn at 719-989-8006

Eagles Ladies Auxiliary Breakfast

WALSENBURG –  The Walsenburg Ladies Auxiliary 1187 will host another community brunch on Sunday Nov 7 from 11a.m. to 1p.m.  Come join us again for a delicious brunch.  The last one went so well, we had such a great turnout!  Cost is $5 per adult and $2.50 per child.  We again will be serving a yummy golden biscuit covered in creamy sausage gravy, eggs, and a sausage patty.  Cost includes coffee or juice.  We hope to see you there, but remember to change your clocks! We will continue to strive to support our community from the proceeds we receive from these brunch events.

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 upcoming pruning work sessions on  Nov 9 and 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.

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 November 10th  or call the hospital gift shop at (719) 738 -5100 ext. 317

American Legion Post 16

WALSENBURG –American Legion Post 16 will be holding their next meeting at the Huerfano County  Community Center, 928 Russell St. in Walsenburg, November 10th starting at 6p.m.
As this is the day before Veterans Day the Post would like to remember and thank those of you who have served and especially those in Huerfano County also say a prayer for those who have gone before.

FCPA Show Choir Meeting

LA VETA — It’s not too late to join the Francisco Center for the Performing Arts Show Choir. Join us on Wednesday, November 10 from 5:00-6:30p.m. at the theater (127 West Francisco). Questions? Call Peggy Arnold-Hoobler at 719 742 5496 or visit our website at fcpa@lavetatheater.org.

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.

Downtown Revitalization Committee Meeting

WALSENBURG -The Walsenburg Downtown Revitalization Committee is hosting a public meeting and appointing new board members on November 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 downtownwalsenburg.org and clicking the link on the front page.

Rio Cucharas Phase 3 HOA Meeting

LA VETA — A meeting of the Rio Cucharas Phase 3 HOA will be held November 20, 2021 at 1p.m. in the La Veta Library.
Please contact Lee Cesario at rc3hoa@aol.com for further information.

LAS ANIMAS  

“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 corazondetrinidad.org or go to betterangels911.com, or contact the district directly at creative.trinidad@gmail.com.

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!

Trinidad Historical Society Fall Banquet Dinner

TRINIDAD  — The Trinidad Historical Society will be hosting a fall banquet November 5th at 6p.m. in the Pioneer Room of the Sullivan Student Center at Trinidad State college.  A meal will be served consisting of Chicken Piccata, roasted potatoes, green beans, dessert and a beverage for $20 per person.
This year’s program, entitled “Pieces From the Past – Letters From Former POWs”, is interesting and unique.  Presenter Melva Nolan will speak about a recently published book she has written featuring letters from former German Prisoners of War who had been held at Camp Trinidad during WWI
Reservations can be made through October 28 by contacting Carol Schleich at (719) 846-3456 or Judy Mangino at (719) 846-4323.

ROAR for Relay of Life Bowling Tournament Fundraiser

TRINIDAD  — On Saturday, November 6th from 1p.m. til whenever the games are over, ROAR for Relay for Life is having out 2nd Annual 9 Pin No Tap Tournament at Trinidad Lanes, 823 Van Buren St. in Trinidad. The cost is $20 per person for 3 games, shoes are free. Participants must pay and register ahead of time. Come bowl and fight back against cancer at the same time!
There will also be a dress-up contest, so dress up in your favorite 1950s, ‘60s, ‘70s, ‘80s, or ‘90s themes or as your favorite rock star.
For more information, contact Kendra Doherty at 719-680-0693 or 719-946-5510 or contact Matt at Trinidad Lanes at 719-846-7201

Senior Day at Books & More

TRINIDAD  — Senior Days at Books & More bookstore in Trinidad are Friday, Nov. 5 and Saturday, Nov. 6.  Most items are 50% off.  Store hours are 11a.m. – 4p.m. (note change of closing time winter hours) on Friday and 10-4 on Saturday.  Phone number is 719-846-8522.

Annual Stockman’s Banquet & Ball

TRINIDAD  — On Saturday, November 6th, the Annual Stockman’s Banquet & Ball will take place at El Rancho Restaurant & Bar in Trinidad.
Social hour will start at 5p.m., dinner at 6p.m., and dancing will follow with music by Country Gold from La Junta.
In addition, there will be a live and silent auction. Tickets are $25 for adults and $10 for children ages 6-12. 100% of the proceeds will be donated.
To buy tickets, contact Johnnie Mayhan at 719-642-5294.

Public Purgatoire River Visioning Plan

TRINIDAD  — You are cordially invited to a public meeting regarding the Purgatoire River Visioning Plan to be held Thursday, November 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.  Please forward/post this invitation to your network(s).

COLFAX

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 springerfire@gmail.com

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