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SCCOG October Board Meeting

OUR WORLD—The South Central Council of Governments next board meeting (open to public) is scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 27.  The meeting will start at 1:00 PM.  Contact Donna Sue at 719-845-1133  EXT 223 for Zoom link if you would like to join.

HUERFANO

Call for 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: editor@highprairiepress.org

History grant deadline Nov. 1

HUERFANO—  An award of $2,000 will be made to a person to undertake an in-depth research on an approved Huerfano County topic.
The application is open to anyone 21 years old or older, and is a one-time only grant.  The recipient must be willing to travel within Colorado if necessary to do research.  All expenses will be paid by the recipient. Whoever receives the award will have a member of the Huerfano County Historical Society designated as the mentor and advisor.
The project is to be completed within 10 months of the time the project is approved.  One extension of one month may be requested.
The rights to the completed project as well as to quality duplicates of photos, and the owner’s signed release will belong to HCHS.
Examples of ideas for a project might be to pinpoint the sites of Penitente moradas in Huerfano County, including members’ names and details; a documentary on historic buildings; or an interview of eight or more older residents on their first-hand knowledge of local history, accompanied by photographs.
The deadline to apply for the grant is Nov. 1, 2022.
Applications are available at the Heritage Center, and at the World Journal office, 508 Main in Walsenburg.
Send application to PO Box 3, Walsenburg, CO 812089, or to the Heritage Center at 114 W. 6th St in Walsenburg, CO 81089.

Free Wellness Checkups

HUERFANO— Free Wellness Checkups Thursday, Oct. 27 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.

Huerfano Community Coalition

HUERFANO—Happening today! Huerfano County Community Coalition meets today, Thursday, Oct. 27, 12 p.m. at the Huerfano County Community Center in Walsenburg for their monthly meeting. All community members are invited to join our group and let us know what’s going on in your world. All counties can be represented, this is just not for Huerfano County. Dues for the year are only $10 and lunch will be provided. There will be NO meeting held in November; will meet again December 1st, same place and time. Meeting ID: 833 8797 8876 Passcode: 911887

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.

Haunted Huerfano Programs

HUERFANO— We are getting spookily close to the Haunted Huerfano programs. The first one will be on Friday, Oct. 28, at 10:30 a.m. at the Spanish Peaks Library in Walsenburg; we will be sharing ghost stories, stories of the supernatural and the unexplained. Plus, Ron Sandoval has shared some great pictures of the family cemeteries in the Red Wing, Chama area. At 1:30 p.m. the library will have a free showing of Coco, the delightful, animated movie with a Dia de Los Muertos theme. It is great for kids of all ages.
On Saturday, Oct. 29 at 11 a.m., La Veta Library is hosting a similar event, but with the addition of the Prism Paranormal researchers that have done “ghostbuster” investigations in our area. . I still would like to have more stories and/or storytellers! Contact Sandy at: sdolak@hhfoundation.org or 719-251-1271.

Halloween Spooktacular Friday

WALSENBURG— The JMHS Music Department is putting on a Halloween Spooktacular performance with the Huerfano Winds Community Concert Band on Friday, Oct. 28 at 4:30 p.m. at Washington Auditorium, 201 E 5th St. The performance with include a spooky haunted hallway experience, a murder mystery play performed by the theater class, and songs performed by the bands and choir.

Fall Follies at the Francisco Center

LA VETA – The Francisco Center for the Performing Arts is proud to present its final show of the season, Fall Follies, featuring musical acts and entertaining performances by local favorite talent. Close out the theater season with stellar entertainment! This fun show will be hosted by: Chris Workmon. The show is two nights, Friday, Oct. 28 and Saturday, Oct. 29 at 7 p.m. All tickets are general admission and will go fast. Tickets and information are available at www.LaVetaTheaterWeb.org and on Facebook. The Francisco Center for the Performing Arts is located at 127 W. Francisco St. in La Veta.

Weekend movies at the FOX

WALSENBURG— The historic Fox Theatre’s weekend of movies are The Craft on Friday, Oct. 28 at 7:30 p.m. and is free.  Saturday, Oct 29 at 7:30 p.m. will be  The Rocky Horror Picture Show, tickets are $10 and prop bags will be available for purchase. On Sunday Oct. 30 at 3 p.m.  there will be a free showing of Sleepy Hollow. Join us in getting in the Halloween spirit with these fun and spooky movies.

Farm Bureau annual meeting

GARDNER— The annual meeting of the Huerfano County Farm Bureau will be held on Saturday, Oct. 29  at the Gardner Community Center. Our guest speaker is Senator Cleave Simpson whose topic will be the “Rural Water Crisis”.  The meeting will begin with registration at 11:30 a.m.  A catered meal will be served with beef or chicken accompanied by sides and dessert while Apache Creek Fiddlers playing. There is no charge for the meal but donations will be gratefully accepted. Everyone is invited and reservations do need to be called by October 21 to Nancy Coe at 719-225-0873 with the number attending and your entre preference.  If you are unable to attend for the meal please come to hear Sen. Simpson’s presentation at about 1:30.

Beginning T’ai Chi Classes 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, Oct. 29,  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 PeggyZehring@msn.com or LVArtSchool@yahoo.com.

Cucharas River Trail Hike with La Veta Trails

LA VETA— Please join the La Veta Trails for a hike of the proposed route of the Cucharas River Trail. We will walk the 1.5 mile route connecting four open spaces, including prairie, river, riparian, and the riparian forest ecosystems. The hike will be about three miles on town gravel roads and natural surface open space areas and will require walking up small hills. We will meet at the west end of La Veta Town Park, Saturday, Oct. 29 10 a.m. If you have questions, please call (719) 890-4071 or email: russellm9999@gmail.com.

Dia de los Muertos Community event at MoF

WALSENBURG—Our Museum of Friends is celebrating the annual el Día de Los Muertos, Saturday Oct. 29, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. This is a community wide event, honoring and celebrating those ancestors and friends who have gone before. This past year is no exception, irreplaceable friends, among them Valarie Abney whose participation and support of the art museum continues via video interviews she organized, designed and placed onto the MoF web site for all to see and enjoy. Valarie spearheaded the project “Audio Tours of the Permanent Collection” after months of preparation. This is a poignant moment as MoF staff, members and friends grieve her loss with a special tribute on the ofrenda de día de los Muertos.
Please consider participating by dropping off objects or pictures of loved ones you would like to see publicly honored. If you have any interesting objects or art that relates to this subject matter and would like to lend the art or objects for exhibit, please contact
Brendt Berger at 738-2858. Also we need volunteers, if you are interested in volunteering your time to help realize this exciting initiative, please call the Museum at 719-738-2858 or drop by 600 Main St, Walsenburg or contact us at museumoffriends.org

A Haunting Hallo-weekend Series

WALSENBURG— The Walsenburg Mercantile and Gub Gub’s Ice Cream presents something spooky and special to do each Saturday  now through Saturday, Nov. 4. at 1 p.m. We will have games, prizes, crafts, movies, costume contest, pumpkin carving contest, and so much more. Join us for a haunting Hallo-weekend Series at the Walsenburg Mercantile 408 Russell St.

Adam Frisch meet and greet

WALSENBURG— Adam Frisch, Democratic candidate for CD3 will be making his sixth appearance in Walsenburg this Saturday night, Oct. 29th from 7:45-9 p.m. at the Crafty Canary Brewery, 5th & Main. You are invited to come out and meet Adam and find out his plans to defeat Republican Lauren Bobert in the Nov. 8th election. A reminder, if you have not received your ballot in the mail, check with the County Clerk’s Office at the courthouse or go to www.govotecolorado.gov to register or update your registration. Remember, you can register to vote right up to election day. But don’t delay, do it today.

Trick-or-Treat at the LV Library

LA VETA— Stop by the La Veta Public Library, 310 S Main St on Monday, Oct. 31 from 4 p.m. – 7 p.m. (or untill we run out) We’ll be handing out treats and a book on the front porch.

Trunk or Treat at SP Church

LA VETA— Monday, Oct. 31 4:30-6:30 p.m. Join us Halloween night at the Spanish Peaks Church located on Main in La Veta for Trunk or Treat!

Trick or Treat at community center

LA VETA— Trick or treat at the La Veta community center is back!!! Bring the kiddos on Halloween, Monday Oct. 31 from 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. to the Laveta Community Center and enjoy candy, hot chocolate and hot dogs.

Trunk or Treat in Walsenburg

WALSENBURG—  Bring the kids out for a safe, fun Halloween Trunk or Treat on Monday, Oct. 31 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the St. Mary Catholic Church parking lot, behind Carl’s Jr. in Walsenburg. There will be fun decorated cars with candy, games, cocoa, and a drawing for a grand prize. Sponsored by Praise Church meeting at 311 West 4th St. and St. Mary Catholic Church in Walsenburg.  Want to set up a creatively decorated trunk? Come by 5:30 to choose your spot. Call Pastor Juanita at 719-369-8364 or Mary Jo at 719-989-0969 for information.

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 sherryspld@gmail.com.   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.

FCPA Show Choir starting up

LA VETA— Warming up those vocal chords? Get ready, because the FCPA Show Choir needs you! This is a non-auditioned choir and offers a community singing experience starting on Wednesday, Nov. 2, from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at Francisco Center for the Performing Arts, 127 West Francisco, La Veta. So take your fabulous voices out of the shower and join in preparing a show for late-February or early-March. The FCPA Show Choir is under the primary direction of Sam Sortore, plus Peggy Arnold-Hoobler and Joanne Vargo. Let’s get together and see what happens. Questions? Call Di Sortore at 303 882 7764.

Spanish Peaks Chamber meeting

LA VETA—The Spanish Peaks Chamber of Commerce will meet on Wednesday, Nov. 2, 6 p.m. in the La Veta Fire Protection District Main Conference Room located at 100 Birch Street in La Veta. You can also join online via Zoom. More details available at spanishpeakschamber.com/events/spcc-board-meeting/.

Lecture and book signing with Susan Harness

LA VETA— As an opening event for Native American Heritage Month, the La Veta Library invites you to join us on Thursday, November 3 at 1 p.m. for a lecture and book signing with Susan Harness, author of  Bitterroot, A Salish Memoir of Transracial Adoption. Ms. Harness’s memoir is a sweeping examination of her life that explores the uneasy intersection of race, history and the brutal government American Indian policies that affect the lives of her and her families. Susan remains involved in the issue of American Indian transracial adoption and continues to write and speak nationally and internationally about this topic as well as about American Indian assimilation policies and practices. This event is free and open to the public.

Day of Prayer for Children

WALSENBURG— The public is invited to join with others in a day of prayer for children and youth of the community on Friday, Nov. 4 from 12 – 8 p.m. at New Hope Community Church of Walsenburg located at 801 Pennsylvania. In Colorado at least half of the residents report that they pray daily and 64% say they pray at least once a week. On this day we can join our intentions toward praying for our young people and families during a time when most agree is exceptionally challenging. The church building will be open for anyone who wishes to stop in and pray alone or with a team member for as briefly or as long as they wish. Children are welcome.

Ladies Auxiliary brunch

WALSENBURG—  The Walsenburg Ladies Auxiliary 1187 will host our community brunch on Sunday, Nov. 6 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. (remember to change your clocks!) at the Eagles Hall, 614 Main St in Walsenburg.  We will be serving a new menu: mini pancakes, scrambled eggs, and bacon, and the meal will include coffee or juice.  The cost is $5 for adults and $2.50 for children.  We hope to see you there!

Pot Pie Dinner at the La Veta United Methodist Church

LA VETA— Tuesday, Nov. 8, 5 – 6:30 p.m. Chapter BZ, Women helping Woman Reach for the Stars, is hosting a Pot Pie Dinner for only $10 a plate and $5 a plate for children 12 and younger. You can enjoy a slice of beef or chicken pot pie and a pumpkin dessert. 100% of the proceeds will go to support the P.E.O. philanthropies, which are focused on providing educational scholarship, grants, awards and a low interest loans to women who wish to advance their education. Located at 416 S. Main St., La Veta.

Senior Resource Vendors wanted

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. If you offer any service that is of interest or provides service to elders (or those who care about them) please consider being part of this event. There will be lots of good things going! No charge for participation. Contact Arleigh Bailey at arleigh.bailey@yahoo.com to reserve your space. Seniors plan to attend for lots of good information and great door prizes!

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 sandi_diva_foster@hotmail.com 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).

LAS ANIMAS

Free community movies, Trinidad

TRINIDAD— Tri Peak Theaters and Event Center, 3600 E. Main St  has scheduled free Halloween movies for the community now throough Monday, Oct. 31st.  Showtimes vary daily, so go to https://www.tripeaktheaters.com/ to decide what time you want to go!  Choose from The Greaat Pumpkin Chrlie Brown, Psycho, Hocus Pocus 2, Night of the Living Dead, E.T., Beetlejuice, The Lost Boys, Rob Zombie’s The Munsters, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Halloween, and The Rocky Horror Picture Show.

Fall prevention program

TRINIDAD— Falls are the leading cause of injury for people over 65. This free interactive program was designed to help individuals recognize their concerns about falling and the hazards in their home and community that contribute to falls. Topics of discussion include, fall prevention, home safety, safety in the community, talking with your physician, nutrition, the significance of excercise, vision and medications that contribute to falls. Join us on Friday, Oct. 28, 1 – 3:30 p.m. at the Pioneer Room in Trinidad State College. This program is free to attend, please call Sherri Bacharach at 719-845-4220 with any questions. Sponsored by South Colorado Regional EMS and Trauma Advisory Council.

Halloween at the Marketplace

TRINIDAD— The Marketplace announces free Halloween festivities this weekend for kids of all ages. Coinciding with downtown Trinidad’s planned Safe Trick-or-Treats for Kids and Costume Contest, the Food Court at the Marketplace will offer family-friendly games and movies in its newly-opened adjoining event space over two days. The events are free and open to the public. While partaking in the festivities, attendees can enjoy Trinidad-local, casual dining from Marketplace food vendors AlMack’s Kitchen, The Wing Pit, Trinidad Roasting CO., Trinidad Waffle Company, M2 Café and Deli, Free Duh Greens! and 3 Sisters Frybread. The Food Court at the Marketplace is located at 326 N. Commercial St, Trinidad, in the Food Court and adjoining event space. Friday, Oct. 28, 2  – 6 p.m. Halloween games and activities with prizes; trick-or-treating for candy bags. Saturday, Oct. 29, Movie showings of Disney’s Hocus Pocus at 10 a.m. and Hocus Pocus 2 at 1 p.m. Children must be accompanied by an adult and are encouraged to bring a pillow and a blanket. Seating is available on a first-come basis.

Safe Trick or Treat in downtown Trinidad

TRINIDAD— Friday, Oct. 28 from 3 – 5 p.m. is our annual Safe Trick or Treat, and costume contest downtown. Bring your family in costume to trick or treat on Main Street and Commercial, sponsored by 1st National Bank.  To vote, get your voting tokens and window flier at the bank or by calling 846-9881.

Family Literacy Night

TRINIDAD— Friday, Oct. 28, 5:30-7 p.m., come to the library to explore, learn, and make something together at Family Literacy Night at the Carnegie Public Library in Trinidad. All attendees will have the chance to enter to win a door prize. Snacks will be provided.

Wormhole mtn. bike meetup

TRINIDAD— Join Tarantula Cycles for a weekly Mountain bike meetup this Friday, Oct. 28 at 6:30 p.m. and every Friday, weather  permitting. All abilities are welcome to join. We’ll convene around 6:30 p.m. at the Wormhole Trailhead. Ride at your own pace up or down around Crossbed and then reconvene in the lot to hang out and maybe have a toast afterwords.

Indoor Winter Farmers Market and Kids costume contest

TRINIDAD— Support local farmers at our first indoor farmers market on Saturday, Oct. 29, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. at Flo-Jo’s Event Hall, 125 N. Chestnut Street, Trinidad. Bring the kiddos with their Halloween costumes on for our costume contest too! We are also holding a food drive for the Somebody Cares Project. They work tirelessly to distribute much needed food and supplies to the rural areas in and around Las Animas County.

Chili Cook Off Fundraiser

AGUILAR— The Apishapa Valley Historical Society in Aguilar will bring back the annual “Chili Cook Off” fundraiser on Saturday, Oct. 29, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the Aguilar Community Center. What is your specialty?   Wild game, pork green chili?   No entry fee.   Prizes for best green and best red chili!  If entering your chili, bring to the back door of the Community Center before 9:45 a.m.   They will then be judged and ready to serve from 11:00 a.m. till  there’s no more chili!   A $6.00 donation for a bowl of choice, condiments, drink & dessert.  $3.00 kids 6 and under.   Door prizes and “peoples choice” award!  Funds are used to maintain the Apishapa Valley Heritage Center & Museum.  We are closed for the year, except by reservation.  Call 719-406-5203 or 719-859-0918 for info.

Halloween Carnival at the Trinidad History Museum

TRINIDAD— Come to the Halloween Carnival at the Trinidad History Museum on Saturday, Oct. 29 from noon to 6 p.m.  There will be carnival games and prizes for all ages, a mini pimpkin decorating contest, a haunted tour, raffle prizes, candy and apple cier.  Costumes are encouraged.  Tickets are $5 for 10, or you can also get 5 tickets per can or box of non-expored food donations.  Costumes excouraged.

FPFPD Pasta Dinner Fundraiser

TRINIDAD— Please come support the Fisher’s Peak Fire Protection Districts annual pasta dinner on Saturday, Oct. 29 from 3 – 7 p.m. at the Sebastiani Gym, 206 N Animas St, Trinidad. There will also be a bake sale and a silent auction.

Monster Mash- Fundraising Gala

TRINIDAD— Join us Saturday, Oct. 29 from 6:30-11 p.m. for our annual fundraising gala for A.R. Mitchell Museum of Western Art.  $75 includes dinner, cash bar, costumes encouraged, Robbie and the Reckless will be playing. Tickets can be purchased online through our website at www.http://www.armitchellmuseum.com/

Spooky Symphony at Mt. Carmel

TRINIDAD— The Youth Orchestra is presenting a Spooky Symphony at Mt. Carmel Wellness and Community Center on Saturday, Oct. 29 at 7 p.m.  There will be candy for kids and door prozes, and costumes are welcome.

Trinidad State Trunk or Treat

TRINIDAD— Come Trunk or Treat on Monday, Oct. 31 from 4 to 5:30 p.m. at Trinidad State College’s Sullivan Student Center parking lot, 600 Prospect Street.  All kids under 18 are welcome to particpate. (and their parents and guardians)

“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!

COLFAX

Raton Haunted Dungeon

RATON—Home is where the haunt is, come if you dare. Starting Friday, Oct 14, 6 – 9 p.m. and continuing every Friday and Saturday through out October, including Halloween night is Raton’s very own Haunted Dungeon. Entry fee is $5 and is not recommended for children. Located at 201 S. 2nd St. in Raton.

Trial of the Wicked Witch

RATON— Santa Fe Trail School for the Performing Arts presents; Trial of the Wicked Witch by Craig Sodaro. Show times are Friday Oct. 28 and Saturday Oct. 29 at 7 p.m. and Sunday Oct. 30 at 2 p.m. in the Shuler Theatre. Admission is $10 for humdrum human jurors and $5 for jurors in costume.

Halloween Crawl & Trunk or Treat

SPRINGER— Friday, Oct 28, 3 – 6 p.m. starting and ending at Salon/Blooming Creations and Best Care Pharmacy , 306 and 307 Maxwell Ave. in Springer with costume awards to follow at 6 p.m. at After Hours Salon.  We will “crawl” through the streets of Springer visiting all the participating businesses and trunks. Wear your best costumes for a chance to win big prizes!

Luna College’s Haunted House

SPRINGER— Do you dare see the haunted house at Luna Community College?  It is open from Friday, Oct. 28 through Monday, Oct 31 starting at 6 p.m. each night.  There are more monsters than you can shake a stake at.

Cold Beer’s Annual Halloween Party

COLD BEER— Saturday, Oct. 29 from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m..  $25 per person includes pizza buffet, contest, drawings and live music.  Space Limited, must pre-purcahse tickets at Cold Beet or online at www.coldbeernm.com.

Independent Riders Halloween Party

RATON— Saturday, Oct. 29 from 8 pm to midnight, at Gate City Craft Bar, 244 South 1st St.  Must be 21 or older.

Boo Bingo at Sim Brown Gym

SPRINGER— Support Springer High School’s senior class of 2023 and the freshman class of 2026 and have fun to BOOt on Sunday Oct. 30.  Early Bird Bingo starts at noon,  and regular Bingo is from 1 to 4 p.m.  Tickets are $30 at the door, or $20 in advance by calling 575-483-3413 or emailing rramirez@springerschools.org.

Maxwell Fall Festival

MAXWELL— Sunday, Oct. 30, 4 – 7 p.m. join us for the Maxwell Fall Festival in the Maxwell Gymnasium. There will be a haunted house, escape room, jail, face painting, cake walk, cup pong, balloon darts, fishing pond, ring toss, basketball contest and concessions. Come on out and support Maxwell’s 9th – 12th grade classes and Maxwell FFA. Bring predecorated pumpkins and wear your costumes to be entered into our free contest. Contact Kelly Jones for more info at kjones@maxwellp12.com

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.

Kids books Halloween giveaway

RATON—“Growing Great Kids”, Early Childhood Coalition, will be giving out Children’s Books donated by Three Rivers in downtown Raton on Halloween. This is In coordination with the yearly Costume Contest and Parade on Monday, Oct. 31st, 2022.
Questions: Contact Nancy Poe: 575-445-3194.

Safe Trick or Treat, costume contest

RATON—Bring your kiddos to the Safe Trick or Treat event  on Monday, Oct. 31, beginning at 3:30 p.m. at Ripley Park.  The costune contest will be judged at the park as well, then children will trick or treat at participating downtown businesses, and things will be wrapped up with hot dogs and punch at the Elks Lodge.  Cash prizes for costume winners provided by the Raton Police Officer Association.   The event is sponsored by Raton MainStreet, Raton Police Officers Association, and the Raton Elks Lodge #865.

Trunk or Treat at the Des Moines senior center

DES MOINTES— Monday, Oct 31 starting at 5 p.m. Desmoines Senior  Center, 415 Des Moines ave.  Prizes for best costume and best decorated truck.   Free hot dogs and hot chocolate.

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.

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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