Medical students in need of housing
OUR WORLD— Southeastern Colorado AHEC is looking for host homes for medical students. Students need a private bedroom with a lock and access to a bathroom and kitchen, and will stay between 25 and 112 nights. Students provide their own linens, towels, and food, and they do pay rent. Counties served include Huerfano and Las Animas. For more info, contact SECAHEC student housing coordinator Debra Ball at 719-544-7833 or email email@example.com.
Love is a Joyful Noise- Concert
HUERFANO/LAS ANIMAS— You are invited to the Sangre de Cristo Vocal Arts Ensemble’s presentation of their summer Songfest concert of Spirituals, Gospel and Grace, “Love is a Joyful Noise”, and you have three venues to choose from! Friday, Sept. 9, 6 p.m. at the La Veta United Methodist Church, 416 S. Main St., La Veta. Saturday, Sept. 10, 6 p.m. at Villa Jubilee, 3001 County Rd. 330, Walsenburg; Sunday, Sept. 11, 2 p.m. at the Apishapa Valley Chapel, 309 S. Romero St., Aguilar. Please call 719-742-5333 for directions and more information. As usual, we’ll have a concert full of downright, upliftin’, finger-snappin’, foot-tappin’, hand-clappin’ FUN. Come join us, one and all! As always, admission is FREE.
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!
Eagles Ladies Auxiliary 1187 meeting change
WALSENBURG— The Walsenburg FOE 1187 Auxiliary has changed their September meeting dates due to the holiday weekend on Sept. 2. Meetings are now scheduled for Sept. 9 and Sept. 23. The group welcomes new members.
To learn more, please contact the secretary, Deb Montoya at firstname.lastname@example.org.
First Time Homebuyer Class
WALSENBURG—Why buy when you can rent? Join us on Thursday, Sept. 8 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. for this free class and learn about buying your first home. Classes are CHFA approved and meet HUD Certification requirements. Code of the West will provide lunch, all attendees are welcome whether working with a COTW agent, an outside agency or none at all. For more information and to register please go to www.nwsoco.org
Beer release party
LA VETA—Join us on Thursday, Sept. 8 from 4 p.m. – 10 p.m. at Mountain Merman Brewing Company in La Veta for a special beer release, La Veta Trails Ale. A collaboration between La Veta Trails and Mountain Merman, profits from the beer and T-shirt sales will benefit the nonprofit organization.
Experimental Drawing and Painting
LA VETA—La Veta School of the Arts presents Peggy Zehring’s fun, abstract, experimental drawing and painting one week or two week class which will be happening at The La Veta School of the Arts in La Veta, CO from Friday, Sept. 9, through Friday, Sept. 16. Draw with charcoal and then use the images you created spontaneously to unfold abstract paintings. You’ll learn to make your work personal and original. You’ll also learn color mixing, recognizing and capitalizing on your own marks, compositional excellence and much more. All levels of experience are welcome. Cost is $375.00 a week. For more information or to register call 719-742-3421, or e-mail LVArtSchool@yahoo.com or register online at www.theLVSA.org
Flicks at the Spanish Peaks Library
WALSENBURG—Spanish Peaks Library presents Flicks at the Library, Friday Sept. 9 at 1:30pm. This month’s tween selection is Holes, starring Sigourney Weaver, Jon Voight and Patricia Arquette. A boy is wrongfully sent to a brutal camp, where the camp warden and her staff force the children in their care to mysteriously dig holes all day long in the desert. Their rehabilitation is questioned, as they think something sinister is involved. Free popcorn is available and BYOB (Bring Your Own Beverage) is encouraged. We hope to see you there!
Shelvis and the Roustabouts
WALSENBURG—Join us on Friday, Sept 9. at 6 p.m. for Shelvis and the Roustabouts at Miner’s Plaza, Downtown Walsenburg. Voted Denver’s Best Band (2019) by the readers of 5280 Magazine, Shelvis and the Roustabouts are an energetic Rockabilly/Americana band that consistently sells out to delighted fans.
Jenny Bird at La Veta Merc
LA VETA— Jenny Bird has been called “the most passionate performer in the new folk genre.” The stage is her second home where she’s been presenting her original songs since the age of ten. Professionally managed as a teenager, Jenny lived and recorded in Germany and Belgium. For the last 20 years, she’s toured widely and consistently, playing festivals and clubs across Europe, Canada, and the United States. She is well respected in her home town of Taos, New Mexico where she records and teaches music. She’ll be playing for us
Friday, Sept. 9, 7 p.m. at La Veta Mercantile. Advance tickets $15; Day of show $18 https://www.simpletix.com/e/jenny-bird-tickets-111288
Weekend movie at the FOX
WALSENBURG— The historic Fox Theatre’s weekend movie is “Beast,” starring Idris Elba, rated R with a run time of one hour thirty-three minutes. A father and his two teenage daughters find themselves hunted by a massive rogue lion intent on proving that the Savanna has but one apex predator. 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
Mini-Donkey and Mini-Mule Education Program, Saturday
WALSENBURG— In honor of Girl Scouts Love State Parks day, come meet and learn about Bunny, Toby and Molly, two rescued mini-donkeys and a mini-mule. Carol Queener and Larry Berg will be sharing about mules and donkeys and special considerations for having minis, especially those that have been rescued. And, if you know any girl scouts or girls interested in becoming girl scouts, bring ‘em along. This free program is open to the public. It happens Saturday, Sept. 10 at 11 a.m. at the Martin Lake Swim Beach Overflow Parking near the Alamosa Group Site. Park passes are required on all vehicles entering the park. For questions or more information, please contact Lathrop State Park at 719.738.2376. The park is located at 70 County Road 502, Walsenburg.
Mountain Mining Days
WALSENBURG— Join us for the annual Mountain Mining Days on Saturday, Sept. 10 from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. at Miners Plaza in Walsenburg.The day is opening with an oral history of mining in the region followed by JMHS Panther Drumline and the El Fandango. Live music by Travelin’ Rose Band, Dynamix, The Trace and Pete Walker. Food, arts, crafts, face painting, vendors and bear carving. Sponsored by Bachman & Associates, Crafty Canary Brewery, United Mine Workers Association, 711 and J sons & Wyld.
Sights & Sounds of Colorado Wildlife
WALSENBURG— In honor of Girl Scouts Love State Parks day, come explore the sights and sounds of Colorado Wildlife with Colorado’s longest-serving game warden Bob Holder. Bob is known for his caring concern for bears and all Colorado wildlife, as well as his caring for people and what it means to live among wildlife that is essential to healthy ecosystems. Bob’s educational programs are fun and packed with information and a huge heart. And, if you know any girl scouts or girls interested in becoming girl scouts, bring ‘em along. This free program is open to the public. It happens Saturday, September 10 at 2:30 p.m. in the Lathrop State Park Amphitheater. Park passes are required on all vehicles entering the park. For questions or more information, please contact Lathrop State Park at 719.738.2376. The park is located at 70 County Road 502, Walsenburg.
Sunday afternoon salon for history lovers at La Veta Library
LA VETA— On Sunday, Sept. 18 at 2 p.m. the Huerfano County Historical Society will present a slide show of historic photos of the La Veta area in the early 1900’s from the W. A. Campbell collection at the La Veta Library. Photos from the Campbell, Kreutzer and Hamilton families will be featured. A $5 donation is suggested.
Chris Arellano at Deer Print La Veta
LA VETA—Join the Arellano brothers Sunday, Sept. 11 4 p.m. at the Deerprint Wine Bar. Chris Arellano’s deeply personal Americana weaves together the Norteno music of his Northern New Mexico upbringing with Alternative Country and Blues influences-for a signature style that he calls Nuevo Americana. Fused with song and story, Spanish and English, his transcendent lyrics move listeners with emotion and passion. Chris’ ability to play multiple stringed instruments has kept him busy as a Nashville session musician and Producer. $18 advance. $20 day of show https://www.simpletix.com/e/chris-arellano-tickets-111874 or http://www.chrisjarellano.
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 am to 3 pm. If you have any questions, please call the Chucka Agency at 719-738-9955.
Medicare Vs. Medicaid- Workshop
WALSENBURG— These two government agency programs are part of life for most older Americans. Despite their great benefit, there are differences and you need to know them, especially with the Medicare Advantage Program. Join us for this free workshop on Wednesday Sept. 14 from 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. at the Spanish Peaks Library Community room in Walsenburg. Presenters are David Tesitor from DATCO and Elisa Ingoldby C.S.A from Boies-Ortega Funeral Home. Pre-Enrollment starts Oct 15, don’t miss this workshop.
Wonderful Weed Walks & Fun Flower Frolics with Bob Kennemer
LA VETA— Wednesday Wonderful Weed Walks & Fun Flower Frolics with Bob Kennemer. It’s a beautiful day in the neighborhood… to learn more about the wild flowers, weeds, edible, medicinal, useful, and poisonous plants in your neighborhood! Local naturalist and environmental interpreter, Bob Kennemer will guide you on a gentle stroll through the parks, yards, streets and alleys of La Veta identifying wild plants. This program is for all ages (16 and up) and runs about an hour or a bit more. Bring a notepad, water, and questions. $5 to participate and kids are free but must be with an adult, meet in front of the library and *please be prompt!. For more information please email email@example.com. Join us Wednesdays, beginning Aug. 31 from 5 p.m. – 6 p.m. and running through September.
American Legion Post 16 meeting
HUERFANO—Huerfano Post 16 of The American Legion will have their monthly meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 14, 6 p.m. at the Walsenburg Housing Authority Office, 220 Russell Ave. in Walsenburg. We will be making plans for The Museum of Friends Display on Saturday, September 17th and Oktoberfest on Saturday, October 1st, in La Veta. All Veterans are invited and encouraged to attend the meeting. The 2023 membership cycle is underway and 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.
For The Birds – First in a two part 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
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.
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
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!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Arts, crafts, food, entertainment and more!
Weekly Wormhole mountain bike meetup
TRINIDAD— Join Tarantula Cycles for a weekly Mountain bike meetup this Friday, Sept. 9 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.
Trail Work Saturday
TRINIDAD—Join Trinidad Trials Alliance to help maintain and expand our favorite local trials at the Wormhole. Were meeting this Saturday, Sept. 10 at 9 a.m. If you have a favorite tool, bring it along. We will also supply additional tools. For questions and more information please call 719-859-0379.
The Purgatory 4 Adventure Relay
TRINIDAD—The Purgatory 4 Adventure Relay challenges competitors across the country to go halfway to hell and back. Run through the rugged terrain of Sugarite Canyon State Park in northeastern New Mexico, paddle a course on Lake Maloya at 7,500 feet, bike up to 8,500 feet over San Fransisco Pass and into southern Colorado, and prove your prowess on a challenging shotgun shooting course. Please call the Trinidad Office of Outdoor Recreation for registration at 719-680-4078. Race end celebration at Phil Long Toyota, 105 East Cedar St. Trinidad starting at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 10. Vendors, music, food, beer garden, mt bike raffle and more. Racers, support crews, spectators, family and friends, encouraged to attend. Open to the public.
TRINIDAD—Saturday, Sept. 10 join us for our annual ArtoCade Festival. The parade starts at 12 p.m. and goes through downtown Trinidad. Vendors will be on Main Street from approximately 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Art Cars will be parked on the street after the parade until approximately 4 p.m. CarDango doors open at 6:30 p.m. and entertainment starts at 7 p.m. We refer to this event as a “Dance/Party/Circus”. There will be entertainment, dancing, costume & dance contests, silent auction, artist booths and food vendors. 18+ Cost $20 Located at Art Cartopia Museum 2702 Freedom Road Trinidad CO.
Love is a Joyful Noise- Concert
AGUILAR—Sangre de Cristo Vocal Ensemble, southern Colorado’s Premier Community Choir presents “Love is a Joyful Noise” on Sunday, Sept. 11 at 2 p.m. A concert of Spirituals, Gospels, and Grace, beloved gospel hymns sung by the choir. Join us for a downright uplifting, finger snapping, foot tapping, hand clapping, fun to the max, inspiring and soul-brightening songfest. All are welcome to join this free event held at Apishapa Valley Chapel, 309 S. Romero St. Aguilar.
TRINIDAD— Philosophy Café will meet remotely on Monday, Sept. 12, at 5 p.m. The topic this time is “The Philosophy of Sport.” Some questions to think about before we meet: What is the meaning of sport for you, in your life? What is the role of sport in a contemporary society? How do our own sporting activities relate to professional sports? What role do sports play in our individual psyches? In what ways are sports beneficial?
In what ways are they detrimental? What is “cheating”, and is there anything wrong with it? What do you think about performance-enhancing drugs? This will be a remote meeting using Zoom. You must register to join, email Tom Potter at email@example.com or call 719-846-6841.
TRINIDAD—Join us for Coffee Talk on Tuesday, Sept. 13 from 7:30 – 8: 45 a.m. at Noah’s Ark Animal Shelter, 1921 E. Main, Trinidad. Coffee Talk is sponsored by Chamber of Commerce and TSC. A $5 Chamber donation is appreciated. Building Essential Connections will be here among other local businesses.
Trinidad Community Chorale Rehearsal
TRINIDAD— The Trinidad Community Chorale is a group fo volunteer singers that perform two free concerts each year at Christmas and in the Spring. We are always looking for more singes. We will begin rehearsals on Tuesday, Sept. 13 at 6:30 p.m. in the Methodist Church at the corner of Broom St. and State St. in Trinidad. We will also have voice part placements on Monday, Sept 12 between 5:30 and 7:30 p.m. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
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.
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.
Casting Call- Trial of the Wicked Witch
RATON—Princesses, monsters and fairy tale folks ages 6-21 we are casting for Trail of the Wicked Witch, directed by Beki Laird with Hugh Yardis and Vinnie Gumlich. Join us on Thursday and Friday, Sept. 8 & 9 from 6 – 8 p.m. at Shuler Theatre. No experience needed and everyone will be included in the trial.
Boca Trail Hike
CAPULIN—Have you ever seen a collapsed lava tube or a trench formed by a volcano? If you want to hike the Boca Trail with a ranger and see these features, abundant wildflowers, and more join Ranger Kathryn this Saturday, Sept. 10 at 9:30 a.m. or a 2-hour hike. We will be hiking 2.5 miles. Please arrive at the Visitor Center at Capulin Volcano National Monument just before 9:30. Be sure to bring water, salty snacks, wear a hat, long pants, and sturdy shoes/hiking boots, and apply sunscreen. Be prepared for sections of heavy brush along the way.