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Our World

OUR WORLD — Join us for a one hour 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; Walsenburg – Wednesday, Oct. 19 at 11 a.m. at the Spanish Peaks Library. LaVeta – Wednesday, Oct. 19, at 2 p.m. a the LaVeta Public Library. Raton – Thursday, Oct. 20 at 11 a.m. at the City Library. Trinidad-
Thursday, Oct. 20 at 2 p.m. Carnegie Public Library.

HUERFANO

Important shut off notice from Walsenburg utilities

WALSENBURG — City of Walsenburg Utility Department has issued an IMPORTANT NOTICE: All delinquent water, sewer and gas accounts that are not paid in full, and are up-to-date by Oct. 6, 2022, will have services shut off starting Oct. 6, 2022. Please call 719-695-1033 or 719-695-1048 if you have any questions.
And as a reminder, all City of Walsenburg offices will be closed on Monday, Oct. 3, 2022 for Cabrini Day, a Colorado state holiday honoring Frances Xavier Cabrini.

Adult programs – input wanted

LA VETA—The La Veta Public Library will be resuming its popular adult programming series late in October and continue on through the fall and winter months.  We have such a diverse and fascinating population in this county that we are always amazed at the “stories” and interests of our patrons.  If you have a program that you would like to present or a topic that you would feel would be of interest  to others and are willing to share, please let us know.  We also will be doing a monthly movie matinee and suggestions are always welcome!  Call Mitzi at 719-742-3572  or email her at mitzilvpl@gmail.com.

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.  Send application to PO Box 3, Walsenburg, CO 812089, or to the Heritage Center at 114 W. 6th St in Walsenburg, CO 81089.

Veterans Helping Veterans

HUERFANO—  The American Legion Post 16 has in place a program, Veterans Helping Veterans, with funds that are available to help Huerfano County Veterans with emergency expenses.  Permitted uses of the funds include rent/housing, utility, food/gas, mental health therapy, car care/repair and other emergency expenses as deemed appropriate.  There are limits to the amount and number of times assistance can be given.  Proof of veteran status is required to receive assistance with these funds.  If you are a Huerfano County veteran in need of emergency assistance, please call one of the following: David Rogers 719-738-9965; Gary Baldwin 719-738-2801, Keith Hauber 816-277-4833, or Faye Stroh 719-989-8151.

Huerfano County Youth Soccer

HUERFANO— It’s time for soccer! Join friends, family and classmates in learning the beautiful game this Fall in both La Veta and Walsenburg with the Huerfano County Parks and Recreation Department. Age Groups– 4-6 ,7-9, 10-12. Practices will be Monday and Thursday 4:30 – 6 p.m.  at the La Veta baseball field on Main Street and in Walsenburg at Fiesta Park Softball and baseball fields. All games will be in Walsenburg at Fiesta Park on Saturdays, Sept. 24 – Oct 29. Just $40 for six weeks of play fun and surprises!
Register https://secure.rec1.com/CO/huerfano-county-co/catalog

Peakview coat drive

WALSENBURG— This year has been really tight for a lot of families. With winter around the corner, the Chucka Agency of Farmers Insurance is conducting a winter coat drive for the kids at Peakview School. The children range in ages of 3-12 years old. Please bring all gently used winter coats you may have; and they must be clean. Donations are being accepted now through Oct. 12, at the Chucka Agency, located at 622 S Albert St., Monday-Wednesday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. If you have any questions, please call the Chucka Agency at 719-738-9955.

Inner Idea Artists at SPACe

LA VETA— Everyone is welcome to enjoy Inner Idea Artists’ show at SPACe for the entire month of October.  Artists are Fred Bender, Mary Cooper, Becky Havekost, Maggie MacIndoe, Shannon Tucker, Lori Utley, Lana Thomas Wachterman, David Zehring and Peggy Zehring.

First time homebuyers class

WALSENBURG— Join us on Thursday, Oct. 6 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. for our monthly First Time Home Buyers Class at the Spanish Peaks Library in Walsenburg. Classes are free and all materials are provided at no charge. Code of the West will provide lunch to all attendees. Everyone is welcome whether they are working with an agent or not.

SCCY Fundraiser dinner

WALSENBURG— SCCY is having a smothered burrito dinner on Thursday, Oct. 6.  The meals will be ready for pick up between 4:30-6 p.m. at the youth center, 513 Main Street.  As always, a donation of $7 is suggested.  If you want to order, please call 719-989-0122 or 719-989-7813.  We will also be taking Tamale orders that will be here the first week of November.  Thank you for your continued support of the youth of Huerfano County.

Old Blind Dogs at La Veta Mercantile

LA VETA—  Since forming in the early 1990’s, Old Blind Dogs have stood on the cutting edge of Scotland’s roots revival. The band has developed its own trademark style with an energetic mix of songs and tunes. Dynamic percussion, polished vocals, soaring fiddle and stirring pipes fuel the delicately-phrased melodies and traditional songs.  Like many of the early flag bearing Scottish folk bands, the Old Blind Dogs line up has faced inevitable changes over the years but the core values at the band’s musical heart continue to beat strong. The current band line up has been settled for several years now and consists of four of Scotland’s finest traditional musicians at the top of their game. Join us on Thursday, Oct. 6, 7 p.m. at La Veta Mercantile, 300 S Main St, La Veta. $20 advance tickets, $23 day of show www.simpletix.com/e/old-blind-dogs-tickets-102546

Weekend movie at the FOX

WALSENBURG— The historic Fox Theatre’s FREE weekend movie is “Curse of La Llorona,” Rated R, with a run time of 1h 34m. Ignoring the eerie warning of a troubled mother suspected of child endangerment, a social worker and her own small kids are soon drawn into a frightening supernatural realm.   Showtimes are: Friday at 7:30 p.m.  Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m.

Town Hall with Adam Frisch

HUERFANO—The Beat Bobert Breakfast and Town Hall with CD3 Democratic candidate Adam Frisch will be held this Saturday, Oct. 8, 7:30 – 8:15 a.m. at the Walsenburg Mercantile. They are located near the railroad tracks across from the old train depot at 408 Russell St. The Huerfano Democrats are providing free coffee and breakfast sandwich for those attending. Come out and learn why Adam Frisch is a better choice to serve our Third Congressional District, and keep our Democracy safe.

Health Fair by 365 Health

HUERFANO—9Health Fair is now 365 Health, and as it has done for over 40 years, the nonprofit will host its annual fall health fair. Walsenburg will be able to receive access to free and affordable preventive health screenings and resources on Saturday, Oct. 8 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. at 928 Russell St. Available screenings at the 365 Health/Spanish Peaks Regional Health Center community health fair: https://365health.org/health-fairs/fall/628/screenings. Amid rising health care costs and a continued decline in preventive health care since the COVID-19 pandemic, these free and affordable health screenings are an important resource for the underserved and those with high deductible insurance plans or no insurance at all, and we’d welcome the chance to share about our upcoming community health fairs with your readers.

Dorcas opening an extra day

WALSENBURG— Dorcas Circle will be open an additional day this week, Saturday, Oct. 8 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. We are hoping this will accomodate weekday working people and families. Bring your children in to pick out Halloween costumes and decorations. See you there!

Huerfano Historical Society annual meeting: Libre

WALSENBURG— The annual meeting of the Huerfano County Historical Society will be Saturday, Oct. 8 at the Lathrop State Park Visitor Center. A luncheon will be served at noon followed by a lecture on Gardner’s Libre commune,  presented by Libre members Dean Fleming and Sibylla Wallenborn. Libre, known for its art culture, is now over 50 years old and is one of the oldest surviving communes in the United States. The luncheon will be catered by Regal Burg Deli, which has recently opened at the Walsenburg Mercantile Building.  The cost of the lecture and lunch will be $20 per person. RSVP will be required and it is recommended that reservations be made early as the visitor center only seats 35. Guests and the general public are also invited to attend. Reservations can be made at the Huerfano Heritage Center during business hours or by phone at 719-738-2346 (message can be left if not available) or by email at huerfanoheritagecenter@outlook.com. A regular meeting of the Huerfano County Historical Society will follow the lecture.

A Haunting Hallo-weekend Series

WALSENBURG—The Walsenburg Mercantile and Gub Gub’s Ice Cream presents something spooky and special to do each Saturday starting this Saturday, Oct. 1st 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 Rusell St.

Fall Colors Disc Golf Tournament

CUCHARA—Bachman & Associates Real Estate brings you the Fall Colors Disc Golf Tournament at Cuchara Mountain Park on Sunday, Oct. 9, 10 a.m. Register at www.discgolfscene.com. Proceeds raised for maintenance and improvements of the Cuchara Mountain Park disc golf course. Sponsored by Bachman & Associates, Mountain Merman Brewery, Cuchara Yacht Club.

John and Julie Pennell with Martin Gilmore at Deerprint

LA VETA— Julie and John Pennell are a performing duo and are songwriters. John has performed with numerous bluegrass bands, including Vassar Clements and an early Union Station featuring Alison Krauss. He plays guitar, bass, piano and trumpet. Julie, a member of a large musical family that includes award-winning musicians, hales from Canada. She performs on guitar, banjo, mandolin, and dulcimer. Her compositions such as “Let The World Slip Away” and “A Thousand Kisses” are now among the duo’s most requested numbers and her songs have won awards from the Central Canadian Bluegrass Association.  Julie and John will be performing with a favorite, Martin Gilmore, who has entertained La Veta with his amazing mandolin, vocals and original songs.    www.martingilmore.com Sunday, Oct. 9, 4-6 p.m. at Deerprint Wine. $18 advance tickets; $23 day of show. www.simpletix.com/e/julie-and-john-pennell-with-martin-gilmore-tickets-113282

Blood Drive

WALSENBURG—The American Legion Post 16 is sponsoring another blood drive. Tuesday, Oct. 11, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Huerfano Community Center in Walsenburg. Please preregister at vitalant.org

Long term care planning

WALSENBURG—Free workshop part of the “Life and Death” series offered by Boies Ortega Funeral Home. October’s topic will be “Long Term Care Planning” held Wednesday, Oct. 12, 11 a.m. at Spanish Peaks Library. Come learn ways to make long term plans to care for yourself when you are unable. Do you have enough money to do so and if not, then what? Join Certified Senior Advisor Elisa Ingoldby to set realistic goals to determine how to map out long term care plans.  Refreshments served. Questions? Call Elisa at 719-738-2152.

American Legion Post 16 meeting

HUERFANO—Huerfano Post 16 of The American Legion will have their monthly meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 12, 6 p.m. at the Walsenburg Housing Authority Office, 220 Russell Ave. in Walsenburg. We will be making plans for the Veterans Day Brunch on November 11th and other plans as necessary. The Veterans Trust Fund (Veterans helping Veterans) is underway and you can find out more about that program at the meeting. All Veterans are invited and encouraged to attend the meeting. The 2023 Membership Cycle is underway and we would like to have you as a Member of the only Veterans Organization in Huerfano County! If you have any questions, please call Dave Rogers 719-738-9965.

Free Wellness Checkups

HUERFANO— Free Wellness Checkups Thursday, Oct. 13 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. at Two Peaks Fitness, 216 S Main St in La Veta. by Coral Anderson, RN. Blood Pressure, Oxygen, Pulse, and more. Vial of Live materials available.

FOL book sale and annual board meeting

WALSENBURG—Friends of the Library, at Spanish Peaks Library, 401 Walsenburg Ave, is having their book sale, on Thursday, Oct. 13 and Friday, Oct. 14, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Any and all help with set up and clean up is greatly appreciated. FOL can always use your book donations. Also, FOL is having their Annual Board Meeting on Sunday, Oct. 16  at the Spanish Peaks Library conference room. Refreshments served  from 1  – 1:30 p.m., with meeting starting at 1:30 p.m. Come and hear what we have accomplished in the last year. Also its time for new officers to be elected. Hope to see you there.

SPLD Flicks at the Library

WALSENBURG— SPLD Flicks at the Library, Friday Oct. 14 at 1:30 p.m.  Join us for October’s flick, Practical Magic, starring Sandra Bullock and Nicole Kidman as sister witches who have only been taught practical magic.  The Owen sisters then give themselves a crash course in hard magic with unexpected results!  Don’t miss the fun at Spanish Peaks Library in Walsenburg.

St. Mary Fall Festival

WALSENBURG— All you can eat taco bar dinner on Sunday, Oct. 16 from 11:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. and Delaney Hall in Walsenburg. Dinner is $10 for adults and $5 for kids under $10. We will have raffle prizes, cornhole tournament, purse auctions, cake walk, music and Bingo! Come help us raise money for a new HVAC system.

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 call or text Sandi Montoya-Foster at 720-351-6170 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

Senior Days at Books & More Bookstore

TRINIDAD—Senior Days at Books & More Bookstore, 132 N. Commercial St., Trinidad, CO, will be Friday, Oct. 7 from 11 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 8 from 10 a.m. -4 p.m.  Most items 50% off.  Please call us for more information 719-846-8522.

Solo Exhibition opening- Autumn Hunnicutt

TRINIDAD— The opening of Autumn Hunnicutt’s Solo Exhibition this Friday, Oct. 7, 5 – 8 p.m. at the First National Bank in Trinidad.  The exhibit will be up from Oct 1-31, Wednesday – Saturdays 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.  Autumn is a former Raton High School graduate, who recently completed her Masters of Fine Arts last May at WSU in Pullman, WA.  The exhibition, “Longing,”  is her MFA show, and she is excited to share with our community.

A celebration of 100 years

TRINIDAD— We are celebrating the 100th birthday of our church building and 146 years of serving God in Trinidad. Be here to be a part of this historic 3-day event at First Christian Church, 200 South Walnut, Trinidad. Friday, Oct 7 at 5 p.m. is Revival night with music by the FCC band. Saturday, Oct. 8 at 2 p.m. we’ll have a BBQ and group photo. Sunday, Oct. 9 at 5 p.m. will be the ice cream social.

Wormhole mtn. bike meetup

TRINIDAD— Join Tarantula Cycles for a weekly Mountain bike meetup this Friday, Oct. 7 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.

Back to School Bash

AGUILAR—Come and join us at Aguilar’s town park on Main St on Friday, Oct 7 from 6:30 – 10:30 p.m. We’ll have a live DJ, food, and drinks! All school ages are invited along with their families. We hope to see you there, for more information please call Debbie at 316-214-3364.

Blazing Gun at Roaring Gulch

TRINIDAD—Blazing Guns at Roaring Gulch, a melodrama, opens Friday, Oct. 7 and runs two weekends, Friday & Saturday at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m.  Main Street LIVE, 131 W. Main in Trinidad, tickets $18 at door or online at www.mainstreetlive.org

The Rad Dirt Fest

TRINIDAD—3 distances, one eclectic off-road adventure! Join us Saturday, Oct. 8 for the 2022 Life Time Rad Dirt Fest presented by Wahoo! Customize your RAD experience with a variety of high-alpine desert cycling rides (165 miles, 99 miles, 38 miles) and wrap up your 2022 cycling calendar with live music, after parties, and one RAD and ROWDY weekend. Visit theraddirt.com for more details and registration info!

Bon Carbo Flea Market

BON CARBO—VFD Auxiliary flea market Saturday, Oct. 8, 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the fire station on 14589 CR 57.7. in Bon Carbo. Vendor tables are still available for $10. Please call 719-846-8538 for more info.

Second Saturday Poetry Open Mic with Westley Heine

TRINIDAD— Meet us at the Commons at Space to Create Trinidad (228 W. Main St.) on Saturday, Oct. 8 at 7 p.m. for the Second Saturday Poetry Open Mic with Westley Heine! The evening begins with our featured writer; the microphone then opens to all who would like to share their creative literary efforts. Westley Heine, a resident of Chicago, is the author of Busking Blues, 12 Chicago Cabbies and The Trail of Quetzalcoatl. Free and open to the public! Sponsored by the La Veta Creative District and Colorado Creative Industries (CCI). For more info, 303-722-8676 or creative.trinidad@gmail.com

Colexico Experience-Spaghetti & Westerns Fest

TRINIDAD—A one of a kind of festival event that combines Western films, pasta dinners and interstate train travel! The Colexico Experience Spaghetti & Westerns Festival is a celebration of Western culture and food that takes place each October in Colexico (where Southern Colorado meets Northern New Mexico). Join us this year on Friday, Oct. 14 and Saturday Oct. 15 in Trinidad and Raton. For more information and to purchase tickets please visit www.SpaghettiandWesterns.com.

Bound Together Quilters

TRINIDAD—  Join us for our Annual Holiday Bazaar and Charity Quilt Drawing on Saturday, Oct. 15 from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Las Animas County Fairgrounds. Please contact members to purchase entries to win this quilt. As always your donations are distributed to local charities. Tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5 donations.

First Annual Outdoor Recreation for all

TRINIDAD— Saturday, Oct. 15 at 10 a.m. will be our first annual Outdoor Recreation for all event and will be centered around accessibility in the Outdoors at Fisher’s Peak State Park. Activities throughout the day including water play, wildlife education, pumpkin patch, face painting, scavenger hunts, backyard fishing, games, and trail walking with tracked wheelchairs. This will be provided free to individuals with developmental or intellectual disabilities their friends and families.

“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

Moonlight Hike

CAPULIN—Take a ranger guided hike at Capulin Volcano under the full or nearly full moon on Saturday, Oct. 8, 7 – 9 p.m. Subjects include night time biology, lunar geography, astronomy, and the park after dark. Come and experience the top of Capulin Volcano in a new light! Wear warm clothing and layers as the weather may be chilly. Meet at the visitor center before heading up the volcano. Reservations are required; call 575-278-2201 with the number of people attending to reserve a spot!

The World Famous Gregory Popovich Comedy Pet Theater

RATON— The World Famous Gregory Popovich Comedy Pet Theater is a family-oriented blend of the unique comedy and juggling skills of Gregory Popovich and the talents of his wonderful furry costars. There are more than 25 pets in the show, each one has been rescued from animal shelters and given a new leash on life! Great show for pet lovers and families with kids! The fun will be at the Shuler Theater, 131 N 2nd St in Raton on Sunday, Oct. 9 at 1 p.m. For more information please call (575) 445-4746 and for tickets please visit popovichRaton.eventbrite.com

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.

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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