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HUERFANO

The pipes, the pipes are calling – SPICMF returns

HUERFANO— The 18th Annual Spanish Peaks International Celtic Music Festival is back! Featuring four days of workshops, demonstrations, concerts, and plenty of free events, you can be sure to find something of interest for you or your family, regardless of whether or not you’re a newcomer to the festival or have been with us from the beginning.  Performing artists this year include old festival favorites and newcomers sure to get you clapping along.  The festival runs September 22-25, 2022.  Look for programs in area businesses or check out celticmusicfest.com for program information, timetables, and more.  Tickets available online at www.facebook.com/CelticMusicFest or in person once the festival begins.

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. in  La Veta at the 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 will be accepted Sept. 12 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.

For The Birds – First in an art series

WALSENBURG— This first class will consist of sculpting your favorite birds from air dry clay.  Wooden bases will be supplied to mount your sculptures on.  The second class, coming in October, will be to paint and decorate the birds as fanciful or realistic as you wish.  Instruction by Sandy Johnston and Sandy Dolak. This class will be held at the Walsenburg Housing Authority, 220 Russel St.  Walsenburg on Friday Sept. 16, 1 – 3 p.m. Sculpting tools, clay, and paint will be provided as well as refreshments.  No charge. Please RSVP by Sept. 13 (719) 989-8438 Sponsored by Arts in Society and Mt. Rose Health Center.

Fridays For Fun at LVSA – Printmaking
 
LA VETA—Every Friday, for all children ages 6-12 are invited to participate in the La Veta School of the Art’s summer art program! Younger children can participate with an adult assistant. All Fridays for Fun classes are 1 – 3 p.m. and if you call ahead (719) 742-3421 and leave your name and number, the classes are $10. If you pay at the door, the cost is $15. Scholarships are also available.

An evening ice cream social with DHS

WALSENBURG—The Department of Human Services Foster Care Program invites you and your family to Gub Gub’s Ice Cream Express in The Walsenburg Mercantile to enjoy an ice cream social on Friday, Sept. 16 from 6 – 8 p.m. There will be complimentary ice cream, music, and program coordinators sharing information and answering questions about what the foster care program is, and how you can become involved.

Weekend movie at the FOX

WALSENBURG— The historic Fox Theatre’s weekend movie is The Invitation, PG-13. Invited by her newfound family to a lavish wedding in the English countryside, she’s at first seduced by the sexy aristocrat host but is soon thrust into a nightmare of survival as she uncovers twisted secrets in her family’s history and the unsettling intentions behind their sinful generosity.   Showtimes are: Friday at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at 7:30 p.m. Sunday at 3 p.m. Movie Tickets are $7 for Adults $6 for Students and Teachers $5 for Children (age five to twelve) and Seniors

San Isabel Electric Annual meeting

WALSENBURG— Win free electricity for a year! Join San Isabel Electric on Saturday, Sept. 17 at 10 a.m. at John Mall High School in Walsenburg. Enjoy free snacks and lunch, play bingo and win door prizes. For more information please visit SIEA.com/annualmeeting.

Betty Elwell Memorial service

LA VETA—Memorial service for Betty Elwell will be this Saturday,  Sept. 17 at 1 p.m.  The service will be at La Veta United Methodist Church, 416 S Main St. with reception to follow. Join us as we honor Betty.

Huerfanimas- a celebration of Huerfano and Las Animas counties

CUCHARA—Panadero Ski Corporation and Cuchara Mountain Mercantile are hosting Huerfanimas – a celebration of Huerfano and Las Animas Counties. This will be a super fun evening of rock n’ roll, food, and local businesses uniting our beloved Highway of Legends. Headlining is Robbie and the Reckless from Trinidad, and their blend of country and bluesy rock with talented Mason Davis from the Cuchara Valley, opening and showing us how it’s done on the guitar! We’ll have food from Fatt Weller’s and Sexy Pizza as well as businesses from both counties showing off their goods. Thank you to Bud Hut and Urban Smoken for sponsoring our event and supporting live music! Saturday, Sept. 17, Cuchara Mountain Mercantile, Doors open at 4 p.m., Show at 5 p.m., $20 advanced/$25 doors. Advanced tickets are available at skiingcuchara.org with no fees.

4th Annual Half-Marathon, Relay and Fun Run in La Veta

LA VETA— Sunday, Sept. 18, 8 a.m. there will be a half-marathon and/or relay and fun run that begins in La Veta Town Park. The route is out and back, with support volunteers scattered along the route. Prizes, refreshments, and t-shirts. Sign up at Two Peaks Fitness in La Veta.

Smythe and Taylor at Deerprint

LA VETA— 20 years, 11 recordings, and 10 European tours later, Smythe and Taylor have become well known for their symbiotic harmonies, comedic timing, excellent sound quality, and their unique “3D” style of guitar playing. After Gary won the Woody Guthrie Songwriting Award, S&T were nominated in 5 categories of the Texas Music Awards. They won the “Popular Cover” and “Vocal Group of the Year” awards.  Since 2009, S&T have hosted the High Peaks Music Festival in Westcliffe, Colorado, and have enjoyed a standing invitation to bookend the Sweet Home Fest in Guildford, England since 2017. S&T have played hundreds of venues but enjoy performing at listening rooms, festivals, and house concerts the best. www.smytheandtaylor.com They will be at Deerprint in La Veta on Sunday, Sept. 18 at 4 p.m. www.simpletix.com/e/smyth-and-taylor-tickets-113271 $15 advance tickets, $18 day of show.

Affordable health screenings coming to Walsenburg

WALSENBURG—Residents living in and around  Walsenburg can learn about their risk for cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, diabetes, and other chronic, serious conditions with affordable screenings by Life Line Screening. Huerfano County Community Center will host this community event on Tuesday, Sept. 20  at the Huerfano County Community Center at 928 Russell Ave.  Screenings can check for:
 The level of plaque buildup in your arteries, related to risk for cardiovascular disease, stroke and
overall vascular health.
 HDL and LDL Cholesterol levels
 Diabetes risk
 Bone density as a risk for possible osteoporosis
 Kidney and thyroid function, and more
Screenings are affordable and convenient. Free parking is also available. Special package pricing starts at $159, but consultants will work with you to create a package that is right for you based on your age and risk factors. Call 1-877-237-1354 or visit our website at www.lifelinescreening.com. Pre-registration is required.

SPLD Trivia night

WALSENBURG—Spanish Peaks Library brings you Trivia Night at the Second Street Bar & Grill at the Walsenburg Golf Course. Join us on Wednesday, Sept. 21,  6 p.m. for a fun night of Trivia!  Categories this month are as follows: Round 1 – General Literature. Round 2 – Cartoons of the 80’s. Round 3 – Famous Movie Lines. Round 4 – Visual – Name That TV Show. Round 5 – Deadly Insects. Winning team gets $20 off their table’s tab!  Hope to see you there!

Eagles Ladies Auxiliary 1187 meeting change

WALSENBURG— The Walsenburg FOE 1187 Auxiliary has changed their September meeting dates due to the holiday weekend. Join us on Friday, Sept. 23 at 6 p.m. The group welcomes new members. To learn more, please contact the secretary, Deb Montoya at debymontoya@yahoo.com.

Spanish Peaks Regional Health Center to hold dedication to Ed Ludvik

WALSENBURG— On Saturday, September 24, 2022, from 10 to 11 a.m., friends, family, and members of the SPRHC team will gather at Spanish Peaks Regional Health & Veterans Community Living Center to celebrate the dedication of the Ed Ludvik Administrative Suite. Edwin (Ed) R. Ludvik, former Chairman of the Board, was a visionary, leader, and friend to the Walsenburg community and specifically, Spanish Peaks Regional Health Center.

First Annual Ed Ludvik Golf Tournament

WALSENBURG— In memory of Ed Ludvik and his parents Jim and Anne who all helped make the golf course everything it is today. Join us on Saturday, Sept. 24 for the 4 person scramble style tournament. Entry fee is $100 and includes golf, cart and a taco bar. Tee off at 1 p.m. with a cash bar party afterwards. All proceed go to the golf course on Ed’s behalf. For moe information please visit www.golfwalsenburg.com, call 719-547-9610 or e-mail vzzn@aol.com

Artists Working with Clay, Glass & Fiber

LA VETA—The Spanish Peaks Arts Council in La Veta (SPACe) is seeking artists whose primary media is clay, glass, or fiber to participate in the upcoming exhibit–the Clay, Glass, & Fiber Show, Sept. 27 – Nov. 5. Original art may be brought to enter the show on Sept. 22, 23, & 24 between 10 a.m. & 2 p.m. There is a small fee of $5 per entry to help with operating expenses. For complete details visit the SPACe website: spanishpeaksarts.org, or call SPACe at 719 742-3074 Tues -Sat, 10 – 3. The SPACe Gallery is located at 132 W. Ryus in La Veta.

Grit Nine-0 Gravel and 10k Run

LA VETA—The Grit Nine-O Gravel Race and 10k Run returns to the stunning eclectic cowboy town of La Veta on Saturday,  Sept. 25 at 9 a.m. Grandote Peaks Golf Course will host this event. Camping will be available next to start/finish. All participants will receive a swag bag, food, beer, cash prizes. merchandise prizes. stocked food stations plus live music. Thank you to Code of the West Real Estate and other partners most of your entry goes back to you! $115 entry fee, $60 for the short course and juniors are $30. The 5k and 10k run will start at 10am with a $45 entry fee. For more information visit; www.bikereg.com/grit-nine-o

Nashville in La Veta
                                           
LA VETA—On Friday, Sept. 30th at 7 p,m,, the La Veta Mercantile will host a special show by Nashville singer/songwriters Fred James & Mary-Ann Brandon. The duo have multi Grammy nominations for their compositions in the “Best Blues Album” category. Their songs have been recorded by Johnny Winter, Charlie Musselwhite, Koko Taylor, Lonnie Brooks, Kenny Neal, Mike Zito, Sapphire, Son Seals, The Nighthawks, Jr. Wells & Bonnie Raitt and many others.
Fred James is a former member of The Amazing Rhythm Aces, The Burrito Brothers, The Memphis Horns Band, The Beat Daddys, The Jelly Roll Kings, The Sam Lay Blues Band  to name but a few.
Mary-Ann Brandon has sung backup with David Olney, Tim Krekel, Tommy Tutone, Tony Joe White, Orion, Buzz Cason, Mac Gayden, Charles Walker, Earl Gaines and she has toured the US and Europe extensively for the past 30 years.
Fred & Mary-Ann have not performed in southern Colorado for three years. This promises to be an exceptionally entertaining and intimate show and is expected to sell out. Tickets are $20 in advance and $23 at the door. To purchase advance tickets go to: lavetamercantile.simpletix.com or call 719-742-3387.

Fall in Love with Fabric
                                           
LA VETA—Love fabric? Want to capture the beauty of the season in a unique way? Spend the afternoon with textile artist Marika Guthrie as she introduces how to use fabric and adhesive as an art medium to create colorful, Fall-inspired landscapes. This afternoon workshop is Saturday, Oct. 1, 1-3 p.m.at the SPACe Gallery in La Veta. The fee is $35, and all materials are included. Enjoy Oktoberfest and then get creative! For more information and details on how to register, visit the SPACe website, www.spanishpeaksarts.org or call (719) 742-3074.

Creating a Legacy Cookbook

WALSENBURG— Huajatolla Heritage Foundation is pleased to partner with Think Art 360 to offer a fun opportunity to work with elders in Huerfano County to share and preserve another aspect of our rich culture and heritage. Working with Annie Toro Lopez, a respected author and writing coach, we will be offering an opportunity to not only learn, or hone or improve your writing skills. We will write about memorable kitchens and then take it a step further with adding recipes focusing on the quintessential favorite, green chili. It will culminate with putting it all together in publishing a cookbook to share. The 5-week class is free and will start Monday, Oct. 3 at 1 p.m. at the Walsenburg Housing Authority. Please contact Annie at editor@highprairiepress.org or call or text Sandy Dolak at 719-251-1271.

Artists and crafters wanted for Huajatolla Heritage Traditions Market

HUERFANO—Attention Artists and Craft people! Huajatolla Heritage Foundation will host another Traditions market on Saturday Dec. 3 This year it will be at Walsenburg Community Center. Nominal charge of $10 for approximate 8 foot by 8 foot space. Please reserve your space soon. Contact Sandy Johnston at 719-989-8438 or Sandy Dolak at info@hhfoundation.org. Arts, crafts, food, entertainment and more!

LAS ANIMAS

Meet and Greet with Ty Winter

TRINIDAD—Ken Torres invites you to a meet and greet event for Ty Winter, candidate for Colorado State House District 47. Friday, Sept. 16 from 6 – 8 p.m. at the Las Animas Grill, 341 N. Commercial Street, Trinidad. For more information please visit www.TyHD47.com

Weekly Wormhole mtn. bike meetup

TRINIDAD— Join Tarantula Cycles for a weekly Mountain bike meetup this Friday, Sept. 16 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.

Veterans Free Resource Fair

TRINIDAD— Saturday, Sept. 17, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Veterans Free Resource fair, at Fort Wooton. Live music by Barn Burners, Hungry Buffalo Food Truck, sponsored by Las Animas County Veterans Council and Medicare mentors. Please contact Katrina Lee 719-429-8028 for more information. Sponsored by; L.A.C.V.C and Medicare Mentors LLC.

Ribbon Cutting for M Square

TRINIDAD— Join the Trinidad and Las Animas County Chamber of Commerce in the ribbon cutting ceremony for M Square. The celebration will take place on Saturday, Sept. 17 at 10 a.m. at M Square inside the Market Place, 326 North Commercial Street, Trinidad. M Square is the newest business to open up in the Market Place featuring fresh, local sourced food including but not limited to sandwiches, tacos and soups.

Benefit concert for ABC Disability

TRINIDAD— Join us on Saturday, Sept. 17 at The Well and Tap room for the benefit concert for ABC Disability. At 5 p.m. we’ll have a meet and greet sensory friendly for the children. At 7 p.m. the concert will start with music by Paul Robinson Band, EarBones, Good Question Band, Vibez, WTF- Watch Them Fall and Kevin Cosmico. This event will require the adults to have wrist bands. Advanced Tickets are $18 for the event and $25 for the event and a meal! Day of Event tickets at the door are $30 with meal and $20 for just the show.  Then 9 p.m. to 1 a.m., Dance the night away with DJ Spacely. Info at ABC Disability on FB, all proceeds goes to help ABC Disability Support Group.

Mt. Carmel Fall Fest

TRINIDAD— Mt. Carmel Wellness & Community Center, 911 Robinson Ave, Trinidad presents Fall Fest ‘22 on Saturday, Sept. 17. Beer, food, fresh roasted green chile and Music by Whiskey Creek. The fun starts at 5 p.m. and music starts at 7 p.m.

Business Showcase Luncheon

TRINIDAD—Business Showcase (Luncheon), Trinidad State College Pioneer Room on Wednesday, Sept. 21 from 12 – 1 p.m. Register at www.tlacchamber.org under events. Info- 719-846-9285 or email chamber@tlacchamber.org for more information.

Paint in the park

TRINIDAD— Paint with locally based artist and illustrator, Dara Cochran on Friday, Sept. 23 from 4 – 6 p.m. at Fisher Peak State Park. Learn some basics about watercolor/ Plien air painting, ink washes, charcoal techniques and creating art while in nature. Sign up today via email at fisher.peak.co.us.

Book lecture is Mr. Yee

AGUILAR—The library will be hosting a book event with Aguilar’s author, Gary Yee. Mr. Yee will be giving a lecture on his latest book, “World War ll Snipers; The Men, Their Guns, Their Stories” Please join us Saturday, Sept. 24  at 12:30 p.m. Please join us for this special informative event! The Aguilar Public Library is located at 146 W Main St.

COLFAX

Boca Trail hike

CAPULIN—Did you miss last Saturday’s ranger-led hike on the Boca Trail? No worries, we will be doing it again this Saturday, Sept. 17 at 9:30 a.m. To save time, we will meet at the picnic area and start from there for a 1 – 3/4 hour hike. You’ll see the last of the wildflowers, collapsed lava tubes, trenches, and a lava cascade, not to mention, great scenery. Meet Ranger Kathryn at  for a 2-mile round trip hike. Be sure to wear long pants, hat, sunscreen, hiking boots, and bring water and salty snacks.

Night Sky Viewing

CAPULIN— Come and enjoy the amazing night sky at Capulin Volcano on Saturday, Sept. 17 at 7:30 p.m. Join Capulin Rangers as we break out the telescopes and explore the different planets and distant deep space objects viewable from the park. Follow red lights from the visitor center to the observing area. Bring warm clothes, a face covering/mask, and your curiosity for an out of this world experience. No reservation needed. If you would like more information please visit www.nps.gov/cavo/planyourvisit/astronomy.

Booster Club Spaghetti Dinner

RATON—Join us for the Raton Tigers Booster Club Spaghetti Dinner on Sunday, Sept. 18 from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. at Raton School. $10 per meal and includes spaghetti, side salad, garlic bread, desert and a drink. Tickets can be purchased at Farmers Insurance in Raton or from any athlete, coach or booster club member. All proceeds go to all the Raton Public School athletes.

Tiger Booster Club tournament

RATON—Join us in supporting the Raton Tiger Boosters Club and help raise funds to assist our local athletes. Saturday, Sept. 24, 9 a.m. shotgun start time for this three person scramble tournament. To enter and reserve carts please call the pro shop at 575-445-8113.