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Upcoming Events for week of April 4, 2019


Applications sought for noxious weed grants to mitigate natural disasters

BROOMFIELD — The Colorado Department of Agriculture (CDA) is now accepting applications for 2019 Post-Natural Disaster grants for controlling and preventing noxious weeds resulting from these events. This year, the Department plans to award $50,000 in grant funds to local governing entities, conservation districts, non-profit organizations and associations for projects that focus on controlling new noxious weed populations that result from natural disasters such as fire and flood.

These funds are a subset of the $700,000 appropriated annually by the General Assembly for noxious weed management projects statewide. CDA awards these “Weed Fund” grants annually to over 50 counties, cities, conservation districts and non-profit organizations. Following the 2013 floods, a part of this funding has been directed specifically at noxious weed management following large or severe disturbances.

For more information about these grant programs, including the application forms, please visit the Department’s Nox- ious Weed website at: Applications can be submitted starting March 1. Awards will be distributed on a first come, first serve basis until funds are exhausted.

For questions regarding the Post-Natural Disaster Noxious Weed grants, please contact the State Weed Coordinator, Steve Ryder at (303) 869-9034,, or List B Noxious Weed Specialist, Lara Duran at (303) 869-9036,


Huajatolla Heritage Foundation fall retreat featuring Kent Nerburn

CUChARA — Huajatolla Heritage Foundation is excited to announce that Kent Nerburn will be coming to Huerfano County September 14 and 15 for an up close and personal re- treat in the beautiful Cuchara Valley. Kent will focus on concepts from his latest book, Dancing with the Gods, with his usual mix of ideas, personal stories, and deep philosophical analysis. Providing guidance and interaction, Nerburn will share his enthusiasm for the arts, imagination, and creativity in every section of this workshop. It will weave together his love of nature, respect for other cultures and his encouragement for all artists to find the freedom, the fulfillment and the joy of a life in the arts. Participants should sign up early as space is limited. De- tails available soon at



HCCC meets today at noon

WALSENBURG — Come to the Huerfano County Communication Coalition (HCCC) meeting to share your organization’s upcoming events and hear what everyone else is up to. The next meeting will be Thursday, April 4, 12 pm at the Huerfano County Ambulance annex on Main Street. Lunch will be served. Want to be on the agenda? Call Debbie Channel at 719- 250-9367 or email: dchannel@sprhc


Movie matinee at La Veta Library “Green Book” today

LA VEtA — Join us today, Thursday April 4, 2 pm at the La Veta Public Library for our monthly movie matinee featuring “Green Book,” which critics have called one of the best films of the decade. Mahershali Ali won an Academy Award for his portrayal of a world class Black pianist who hired an Italian- American bouncer to drive him on a concert tour through the deep south in the early 1960’s with the help of the “green book” to guide them to the few establishments that were safe to stay and eat at. It is a wonderful film about the friendship that developed despite dangers and racism that they faced on this journey of a lifetime. Brought to you by the Friends of La Veta Library. For info, call 719-742-3572.


Learn more about Upward Bound at John Mall High School today

WALSENBURG — Upward Bound will be at parent conferences, today, Thursday, April 4 3-7 pm to talk about the pro- gram and assist with applications for the summer program.

If you or your child are interested in pursuing Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM), here’s your chance to get a head start on college cost-free through the Upward Bound Math Science program at Trinidad State. This program is designed to prepare all 9th through 11th for college. All high school students are encouraged to apply.

Students learn about: robotics, engineering, 3D printing, CAD software, and more. Everything is provided! All we need is your commitment to learn and grow.

To check your eligibility contact your high school counselor Jacki Benner, School Counselor , John Mall High, (719) 738-1610 ext.1105,; or email

To apply, visit Take control of your future! The deadline to apply for this great program is April 30.


Huerfano Soup at La Veta Mercantile

LA VEtA — The next Huerfano Soup at the La Veta Mercantile, sponsored by Bachman & Associates will be held Thursday, April 4, 6 pm. One dish + one vote + one passionate community = Huerfano Soup.

Huerfano Soup is a monthly community-based potluck where participants, through this micro-granting dinner, assist a variety of projects in Huerfano County. A potluck item and a $5 donation makes you eligible to vote on the evening’s presentations. As a diner, you will hear three five-minute pitches from community members who need funding for projects that are beneficial to the community. Enjoy the best $5 dinner in town with your friends, then choose the winning proposal to receive the evening’s donations.


Are you interested in becoming a foster care parent?

WALSENBNURG — Learn more about how you can become involved with Kids Crossing! Visit the open house for Kids Crossing on Friday, April 5 outside the World Journal office at 508 Main St in Walsenburg from 12-2 pm. Learn how Kids Crossing is different than other child placement agencies. Visit or call 719-545-3882 for more information.


Walsenburg Cucharas River cleanup this weekend

WALSENBURG — Walsenburg flood mitigation update: We have approximately four more weekends for river cleanup. We need EVERYONE to sign up for flood mitigation to help out. Bring yourself, your friends and neighbors, your employees! Spread the word. We work 3 days a week, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. The staging area is at 9th and Willis. Parking is available there. This weekend, April 5, 6, 7, Team Rubicon will be in Walsenburg helping us! Please come help! Let’s show up in force to support this amazing crew of workers. #Walsenburg #rivercleanup #dailyperks #communitywalsenburg

There are 2 time slots to show up: arrive at 8 am or 12 pm to meet your Volunteer Crew Leader and join your volunteers. Shifts are: 8am to 12 noon or 12 noon to 4pm. You do the time that works best for you.

Here is what you need to bring:
• Water bottle (city will have bottles available
• Layered clothing, including sturdy & weather-appropriate clothes, long pants.
• Boots recommended if you have them.
• Bring your bike helmet to protect your head during the work day. We have a limited number of hard hats for volunteers who do not have a bike helmet.
• Eye protection (sunglasses will do if you do not have work eyewear)
• Sunscreen
• Work gloves (city will have gloves available if you do not have any).


Youth mental health first aid-no cost course

WALSENBURG — This groundbreaking free course will be offered Friday, April 5, 8 am to 5 pm (one hour break for lunch) at Peakview Elementary School. The free course is hosted by Huerfano and Las Animas Counties Early Childhood Advisory Council. The course teaches participants the risk factors and warning signs of a variety of mental health challenges that are common among adolescents and young adults. YMHFA is implemented around the U.S. and the world. Research has shown that the training enhances behavioral health literacy, reduces stigma, increases knowledge of professional and self- help resources, increases participants’ confidence helping in a crisis situation, and improves behavioral health of participants.

Access to services in remote rural and frontier counties can be logistically challenging- not to mention the challenge of fighting stigma in a small town where everyone knows your business! This MHFA class matches the strengths of rural communities with their unique barriers to accessing care.

This course will be taught by Reggie Graham. You MUST Register at:


VFC food drive at First Choice Market

WALSENBURG — Help out those in need in our community by donating non-perishable food or cash at the Volunteers for Community/Dorcas Circle donation table set up at the door at First Choice Market, Friday, April 5, 1 to 5 pm. Please bring or purchase non-perishable food items at the Market and/or monetary gifts are much appreciated. Please make sure that all items have a current expiration date. Dorcas Circle also accepts items at the food bank, 911 Main Street, on Tuesday and Thursday mornings. We serve the entire Huerfano County area. Your help is urgently needed. Thank you in advance for helping out our community!


Tintype photography with Tim Brown

LA VEtA — Don’t miss this unique opportunity to get your handcrafted tintype photograph made Friday & Saturday, April 5 & 6 at La Veta Mercantile. Salida tintype takes one of a kind portraits. Each tintype is handcrafted using the same equipment and technique as in the 1860s. This early photo- graphic process, known as Wet Plate Collodion, captures a timeless beauty that cannot be created digitally. No one tin- type can be reproduced, and each portrait is as unique and different as the subject itself. The end result is a compelling portrait, leaving the imprint of your beauty on the plate. Tim Brown Photography will be taking reservations for tintype portrait sessions, $39 for one person, or $49 for a portrait of two. Must sign-up to reserve your session.


John Fullbright at La Veta Mercantile

LA VEtA — La Veta Mercantile welcomes John Fullbright Saturday, April 6, 7 pm. Tickets are $18 in advance or $20 the day of show. Fullbright possesses a keen ear for memorable melody and a unique approach to harmony, moving through chord progressions far out- side the expected confines of traditional folk or Americana. His performances are stark and direct, a deliberate approach meant to deliver the songs in their purest and most honest form.


Saint Mary Cemetery clean-up

WALSENBURG — There will be a community clean up of Saint Mary’s Cemetery every other Saturday, starting Saturday, March 23. We will need gloves, rakes, weed eaters, wheelbarrows and volunteers. Direct questions to Brie at 719-289-6896. Saint Mary’s Cemetery is on the north side of Walsenburg; follow Main Street to Highway 25. Cemetery is on the right.


Cuchara Chapel service

CUChARA — Services are held at 10 am every Sunday at the Cuchara Chapel, located just south of Cuchara Village on Hwy 12. Rev. Eileen Ramsey presides. All welcome, come as you are. ADA accessible. Special message, The Resurrection and The Life.


Free pancake breakfast at New Hope Church

WALSENBURG — New Hope Community Church of Walsenburg, 801 Pennsylvania, hosts a free pancake breakfast every Sunday at 9 am. A marijuana dependency recovery support group meets Sunday mornings at 11 am .


4-H Council spaghetti dinner

LA VEtA — The Huerfano County 4-H Council would like to invite everyone to come out and join them for their annual Spaghetti Dinner and Silent Auction on April 7, 2019 at the 4-H barn in La Veta from 11-2 pm. $5 a person and kids five and under are free.


Cody Cooke and the Bayou Outlaws

WALSENBURG — Walsenburg Live is presenting a free show Sunday, April 7, 2 to 3 pm at the Spanish Peaks Veterans Community Living Center. It is open to the public. The show is sponsored by C & S Garden Supply.


Friends of La Veta Library

LA VEtA — Friends of the La Veta Library will meet Monday, April 8, 1 pm in the La Veta Library. All are welcome.


SCCY spaghetti dinner

WALSENBURG — SCCY is having a take home spaghetti dinner on Monday, April 8, 2019. Dinners will be ready for pick up be- tween 4:30 and 6:30 at SCCY. The dinners cost $7 each. Please call 738-1573 to order your dinners, or orders may be placed on our Facebook page.


April Care ‘n Share

WALSENBURG — April Care n Share food distribution will be Tuesday, April, 9 10 to about 11:30 am at Delaney Hall on E 7th. Proper ID required. Please bring own bags or box for food. Food is distributed on first come first serve basis. “This institution is an equal opportunity provider.”


Huerfano Republican Committee meeting

WALSENBURG — Please join the Huerfano County Republican Committee on Tuesday, April 9, 6 pm at La Plaza Inn, 118 W. 6th St. for its monthly meeting. We will be discussing the recent Colorado Republican Central Committee elections.

We will also consider the constitutionality of HB19-1177, Extreme Risk Protection Orders (the Red Flag bill). Snacks will be provided since the restaurant isn’t open yet.). Come early at 5:30 pm for a meet and greet, and we will see you there.


Public flood insurance meeting

WALSENBURG — Join us for a public flood insurance meeting Tuesday, April 9, 6 pm at the Fox. We will also be posting a link for on- line streaming!


Commodities distribution location change

WALSENBURG — The next commodities distribution will be Wednesday, April 10 (second Wednesday of the month),12 pm at the new location, the old Train Depot, 400 Main Street. There are some changes to the distri- bution process because of the very limited parking and small indoor space. First we ask that participants not show up before 12 pm. Cones will be in place for employees in the parking lot so there won’t be many parking spaces available.

On nice days we hope to sit at the tables outside for everyone to sign in for their boxes. If the weather is bad, we can be inside, but we ask that only 3 people at a time come in be- cause the space is very tight. We appreciate your cooperation as we work through this process. If you have questions, please call Huerfano County Social Services at 719-738- 2810.


La Veta Schools Student Art Show at SPACe

LA VEtA — There will be a reception Wednesday, April 10, 4:30-6 pm at SPACe for the La Veta Schools Student Art Show. The show will be on display until April 20.


4-H meeting

WALSENBURG — 4-H will be having their monthly meeting Wednesday, April 10, 6:30 pm at the Walsenburg Housing Authority meeting room.


La Veta/Cuchara Chamber of Commerce meeting

LA VEtA — La Veta/Cuchara Chamber of Commerce will have their monthly board meeting, Thursday, April 11, 8 am at the LaVeta Schools Library, 126 East Garland Street.


Navajo HOA meetings

WALSENBURG — The next Navajo HOA Board Meeting will be held Thursday, April 11, 6:30 pm. The next membership meeting will be held Monday, April 15, 7 pm. Both meetings will be held at the Navajo Western Water District office.


“Unsheltered” book discussion at La Veta Library

LA VEtA — The La Veta Library is the place to be Thursday, April 11, 2 pm for an enlightened book discussion led on Sam Law on “Un- sheltered” by Barbara Kingsolver. This best selling book is the story of two families, at the same New Jersey location in different centuries, navigating what seems to be the end of the world as they know it. These characters paint a starling relevant portrait of life in precarious times when the foundations of the past have failed to prepare us for the future. Whether or not you have read the book, join us to discuss how people and communities cope with change. Brought to you by the Friends of LaVeta Library.


Family Game Night La Veta Mercantile

LA VEtA — Join us at Family Game Night Thursday, April 11, 6 pm! Come down to La Veta Mercantile the second Thursday of each month through April, and have some fun. Beer, wine, soda, coffee, snacks, music, and GAMES!! Fight that boredom and join your neighbors for Board Games with our fearless leader, John Costea. Support our local mer- chants this spring… we all need each other!


La Veta RE-2 Pre-K and Kindergarten screenings

LA VEtA — La Veta Preschool and children new to La Veta Schools entering Kindergarten will be screened Friday, April 12, 9 am to 1 pm by appointment. Screenings will be for fine/gross motor skills, speech/language development, vision and hearing, and preschool well-child checkup provided by Spanish Peaks Regional Health Clinic.

Screenings will be by appointment only, please call the La Veta Elementary office at 742-6417 to schedule. Please allow 2 hours to complete the process.

Participation in this screening does not guarantee enrollment in La Veta Schools. Students must be 4 years old by June 1. In-district children have prioritized registration privileges, all incoming preschoolers and new kindergarten students to the district need to bring birth certificate, immunization records, and insurance information the day of the screening.


Pub Night at the La Veta Mercantile

LA VEtA — Come get some Pub Grub, and listen to some very talented musicians known as our beloved Celtic Orphans on the next Pub Night, Friday, April 12, 6 to 8 pm. Enjoy some adult beverages, soda, tea and coffee, as well as snackage in a package. Truly incredible artists and it’s FREE!!


Empty Pockets Dinner at United Church

WALSENBURG — Wear your oldest clothes, paint stains and all, to the Empty Pockets Dinner Saturday, April 13, 6 pm after you have paid your taxes. One in a series of community dinners, this one celebrates finishing (we hope) your tax forms and you are left with empty pockets. Dinner and live music starts at 6 pm in the United Church, 108 Kansas. Use the handicap door, the one opposite Loaf ‘n Jug. Also empty your pockets of any remaining pennies; we will collect pennies in tin cups to donate to Dorcas Circle. For the dinner we ask for donations to cover the cost of the food – beans, cornbread, green chili, tortillas, dessert, and drinks. There will be lots of visiting and fun along with the music.


Crunch and Munch La Veta Mercantile

LA VEtA — Ken Saydak and Tom Munch are back again Saturday, April 13, 7 to 9 pm at the Merc! What do you get when you cross the mellow, melodious musical mosaic that is Tom Munch with the blues-soaked crunch of Ken Saydak’s urban Americana? Come find out!

Join us for a slightly sweet, somewhat nutty evening of music, where two of our areas most prolific performers find common ground in the music of America. Tickets are $18 in advance or $20 at the door.


Wind Farm Career Fair

LA VEtA/PUEBLO — Fagen Inc., a heavy industrial contractor is interviewing with the possibility of on-the-spot hiring for a wind farm construction project located in Walsenburg CO. Applicants are encouraged to bring resumes, but not required to the career fairs being held in La Veta at the La Veta Mercantile, 300 South Main Street, Tuesday April 16, 10 am to 3 pm or at Pueblo Workforce Center, 212 W 3rd St, Wednesday April 17, 10 am to 4 pm.

These positions available: Tower erectors, Ironworkers, Millwrights, Concrete Finishers, Riggers, Form Carpenters, Equipment Operators, Rodbuster, General laborers. If you are unable to attend, please visit to fill out an application.


WHS class of 1969 reunion planning

WALSENBURG — We’re planning a class re- union for the WHS class of 1969 on July 26th and 27th here in Walsenburg. At the present time, we are trying to contact classmates to get addresses, emails, etc.. Below are people to contact with addresses: These people can be contacted via FB: Ben Trujillo, Larry Garbiso, Cathy Cordova (tom), theresa Martinez, Alvina Valdez, Marlene Spengler (Vallejos), theresa Martinez can also be contacted at or 719-738-1896…( messages).



“The Green Show” accepting entries today

tRINIDAD — The Corazon Gallery, 149 E Main St #1, in downtown Trinidad will host a “Green Show.” All area artists and media are welcome. Entries will be accepted Thursday, April 4, from 10 am to 4 pm. The entry fee is $10 for each piece with no limits. The gallery reserves the right to disallow any work they feel is inappropriate or not the quality they are expecting.

Visit for more information, or call 719-846-0207.


Watch battery replacement day today

tRINIDAD — Bring your watch batteries, car remotes and hearing aids in for battery replacement Thursday, April 4, 10 am to 4 pm at Mt. San Rafael Hospital, 410 Benedicta Avenue. Need a link taken out of a watch band or one added? We can do that, too! Service provided while you wait or drop off your items and pick them up before 4pm! Fashion watches and glass jewelry will also be available for sale. For more information call 719- 846-9213.


Care Kits at Carnegie Public Library

tRINIDAD — Join us on the first Friday of each month at the Carnegie Public Library, 202 N. Animas Street, to assemble Care Kits for those experiencing homelessness, and learn about some of the challenges they face. This month we will meet on Friday, April 5, 3 to 4 pm. We’re seeking donations of new socks, soft food (like applesauce cups,) toothpaste, toothbrushes, deodorant, soap, band-aids, baby wipes, and so on. If you’ve been want- ing to help, but not sure how, this is a great opportunity to get involved! Call for more information: 719-846-6841


Local writing contest for K-12 students

tRINIDAD — The TSJC creative writing group is sponsoring a K-12 grade creative writing contest which is open to all themes and genres: fiction, poetry, and hybrid writ- ing. Students will complete in 4 groups, K-2, 3-5, 6-8. and 9-12. There will be 8 first place winners, 2 from each group. Each winner receives a cash prize and pizza party for their classroom. 2nd and 3rd place winners from each group also receive cash prizes. Selected works will be available as a book!

Submissions must be original and may include artwork. All work must be submitted by Friday, April 5. For questions and to submit work:

All contestants are invited to the writing contest awards ceremony on Thursday, April 25, 6 pm at the Berg Little Theater on the TSJC campus.


Trinidad First Friday Art Walk

tRINIDAD — The FIRST ” First Friday Art Walk” is coming this weekend! Be a part of it and come downtown to Main Street from 5 to 7 pm, Friday, April 5 for openings, music, and refreshments.


First annual Trinidad Photography Contest opening reception

tRINIDAD — The show’s opening reception sponsored by THCU will be held on Friday, April 5, from 5-7pm. For more information call 214-336-4229.


“The Green Show” opening reception

tRINIDAD — The Corazon Gallery, 149 E Main St #1, in downtown Trinidad will be hosting a “Green Show” opening reception, Friday, April 5, 5 to 7 pm. The show will be on display until April 19. Visit for more information, or call 719-846- 0207.


Cappton Reid and fund- raiser dinner at Spanish Peaks Inn

GULNARE — Come out to Spanish Peaks Inn, 22590 CR 41.6 in scenic Gulnare for live music and dancing to the melodies of Cappton Reid Friday, April 5, 8 pm to 12 am. There is a $5 cover charge. Sunday, April 7, 4 to 8 pm Spanish Peaks Inn will host a Spanish Peaks Catholic Community fundraiser Dinner and Dance featuring music by Joe Mestas. The fundraiser is $20 per person. All month Spanish Peaks Inn has Lent specials Tuesdays and Fridays. Come down any day for daily food specials and lodging. For more info, call 719-941-4288.


Miners Classic Adventure Ride

tRINIDAD — Join the fun Saturday, April 6, 7 am to 5 pm for a great adventure ride in Las Animas County. This ride is part of the Explore Las Animas Dirt Series. Adventure rides are not races. They’re about having fun hang- ing with like minded people who want to explore and ride hard. Rides are timed, but not for competitive purposes. Again, all roads are open and you must obey traffic laws.

7 am registration/sign in, the start is at 9 am. The ride finish is at Elm Street Train Depot (approx 3 pm), followed by dinner (approx 4 pm.)

This ride gets its name from the number of former mines that dot the landscape along the course. Trinidad-Las Animas County was the supply and transportation center for the region’s coal mines. The coal from these mines was highly prized for its quality in creating coking fuels for Colorado’s smelters. Names like Berwind, Chicosa, Majestic, and Tabasco all speak of a bygone era that left its mark on Las Animas County’s history. A portion of the ride includes a stretch of the Pony Xpress 160 route. This route will not disappoint cyclists looking to get in some early season miles on dirt on rolling front range roads. $75 registration fee, for more information: 303-775-8486 or email or visit


2019 Spring Fling

tRINIDAD — The Annual Holy Trinity Academy Spring Fling is scheduled for Saturday, April 6, 9 am to 3 pm at Sebastiani Gym. Make sure to bring the family to see all the goodies and support local community members!


Spring Cleanup Days at the Good Food Project

tRINIDAD — The Good Food Project Farm, 33812 St. Hwy 12 (Jensen), is having Spring Cleanup Days every Saturday in April, 8 am to 12 pm. Spring cleaning participants earn vouchers to use at the Farmers Market. Watch for the signs, mile marker 68.


Fun & Friendraiser

tRINIDAD — The Trinidad State Educational Foundation’s Fun & Friendraiser is scheduled for Saturday, April 6, 6 to 10 pm at Brix Sports Bar & Grill, 231 E Main Street. The event features a silent auction, dinner, guest speaker Todd Romero – Sports Host/Reporter with Altitude Sports, and Hall of Fame induction, honoring Laura DeBella and Mike Dixon. Tickets are $50 per person. Reserve yours today! Call Toni DeAngelis at (719) 846-5520. Proceeds from this year’s Fun & Friendraiser benefit TSJC Athletics.


A Taste of Tango

tRINIDAD — Come help us create a tango dance community in Trinidad every Sunday, 1 to 2 pm at The Hot Yoga Studio, on Main Street. Argentine beginner tango lessons are free on Sundays, no partner is necessary. Teachers are Tito and Barbara. For more information email or call 720-244-5748.


Goddess Circle – Sacred Fire of the Hearth

TRINIDAD — This month’s free meditation circle will be on Monday, April 8, 7 to 8 pm at Hearth of the Goddess, 149 E. Main Street, #4. This month’s meditation will focus on the Goddess Hestia and her role as the Greek Goddess of Hearth and Home. Feel free to bring any poems, myths or art that relates to Hestia and other hearth Goddesses to share. Yoga mats, blankets and pillows are recommended to make the floor more comfortable while we meditate. For more information call 719-680-3663.


HULA Early Childhood Monthly Council Meeting

tRINIDAD — The next meeting of Huerfano and Las Animas Counties Early Childhood Advisory Council is Wednesday, April 10, 1 to 3:30 pm at 412 Benedicta Avenue. Learn and dis- cuss about agenda items and programs related to early learning, family support and health & well-being. Open to the public. For more information contact HULA (719) 845-0463.


Autism support group meeting

tRINIDAD — The Trinidad Autism Awareness Chapter will hold their monthly support group for families with a loved one with Autism, Sensory Processing Disorders, and Developmental Delay Thursday, April 11, 6 to 8 pm at the Trinidad Community Center, 1309 Beshoar Avenue. A complementary dinner is served sponsored by Shandy Clinic. There will be a presentation followed by round table discussion.


Youth job fair in Trinidad

tRINIDAD — Calling all youth between 14 and 24 years of age, Friday, April 12, 1 to 4 pm at the Trinidad Workforce Center, 140 N. Commercial Street, there will be a job fair especially for young folks. Please bring your resume and dress for success! For more information call 719-846-9221.


Autism Awareness Chapter bake sale

tRINIDAD — A variety of home baked goods will be on sale to support the Trinidad Autism Awareness Chapter Saturday, April 13, 9 am to 3 pm at Big R, 2208 Freedom Road. For more information call 719-439-8730.


Annual Health Fair at Mt. San Rafael Hospital

tRINIDAD — Mt. San Rafael Hospital proudly presents the ANNUAL 5HEALTH FAIR Saturday, April 13, 7:30 am to 12 pm. Register in the Lobby the morning of OR online at

Services Available: Blood Chemistry Analysis – $35 (located in the cafeteria); PSA Screening – $35; Blood Cell Count – $25; Colon Cancer Screening Kit – $30; Vitamin D – $50; Hemoglobin A1C – $35; Testosterone Male – $45; Vitamin B12 – $12; High-Sensitivity C-Reactive Protein – hsCRP – $35; Blood Type (online registration only) – $30

Also there are FREE Screenings: Blood Pressure; Body & Balance; Height/Weight; Bone Health Heel Ultrasound Screen- ing. Please call Lynda Pachelli for more information – 846-8051


Egg-cellent Easter Hunt

tRINIDAD — Alta Vista Alternatives, 415 S Indiana Ave. is hosting an Easter Egg hunt for any special needs child or teen plus the families and friends who love and care for them Saturday, April 13, 2 to 4 pm. There will be friends, food, and fun. Every child receives a prize basket. Enter to win a “Family Night in” prize package. For more information call 719-846- 4400.


Guided meditation: Overcoming Fear

tRINIDAD — A special free meditation will be held Friday, April 12, 7 to 8 pm at Hearth of the Goddess, 149 E Main St #4. This guided meditation focuses on overcoming fear and ending self sabotage leaving ourselves free to achieve our dreams. This meditation is open to people of all backgrounds, and the main goal is to take some time from our busy lives to relax and focus on self-care. We recommend bringing yoga mats, blankets and pillows from home to make the floor more comfort- able while we meditate. For more information call 719-680-3663.


Trinidad Elks Spring Craft Fair-Vendors wanted

tRINIDAD — The annual Elks Spring Craft Fair will be Saturday, April 13, 10 am to 3 pm at the Trinidad Elks Lodge, 120 S. Maple. We love hand made crafts and direct sales reps are welcome. Tables are $10 each, vendors wanted!


You’re invited to our Family Cafe at TSJC

tRINIDAD — HuLA Early Childhood Council invites all parents with young children to our first Family Café, Tuesday, April 16, 6 to 8 pm at TSJC Adult Education Services, 600 Pro- spect Street. Enjoy supper, meet other families, make connections, and learn about resources. Childcare will be on site. Space is limited so call and registered at HuLA Early Child- hood Council, (719) 845-0463.


TLAC April Luncheon

tRINIDAD — You are cordially invited to join us for your Chamber Luncheon on April 17, 12 pm in the TSJC Pioneer Room. Our Sponsor this month is Trinidad Triggers Baseball. Kim Schultz will bring us up to date on this season’s team, schedule, and events.

Lunch is at Noon and costs $12 per person. Please R.S.V.P. to or call the Chamber Office at 719.846.9285. All R.S.V. P’s must be in no later than Wednesday, April 10 to guarantee your meal. If you find you are not able to attend after making your reservation, please call no later than 24 hours before the luncheon to avoid a no-show billing. Please come and support our local businesses. Bring a door prize if you would like.


Rag Tag art show at the A.R. Mitchell Museum

tRINIDAD — Rag Tag, Raton Art Group and Trinidad Art Group, art show is currently showing their work at the A.R. Mitchell Museum, 150 E, Main Street in Trinidad. A group of seven artists, some from Raton and some Trinidad, each invited one additional artist to join them in a collaboration of comraderies and experimentation to create this collection of a fourteen person art show which includes photography, 3 di- mensional wall art, acrylics, oils, watercolors and other mediums.

Artists showing their work are Terry Bumpus, Sally Elliot, Jenifer Ghormley, Frank LaLumina, Paula Little, Kathy Lon- ginaker, Roberta Lutgens, Cindy Montoya, Charles Murphy, Mary Newton, Yvonne O’Brien, Jennifer Parisi, Martin Pavletich and Lois Peterson.

This show runs through the first week in May. Museum hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 10 am – 5 pm. Closed Sunday and Monday. For more information, call 719-846-4224.


Vendors, start planning for Santa Fe Trail Days Festival

tRINIDAD — Once again, the Santa Fe Trail Days Festival is returning to downtown Trinidad June 28 and 29. There will be food, crafts, music, plus much more and fun for all ages. Vendors of food and non-food items are welcome to apply at the Trinidad and Las Animas County Chamber office, 136 W Main St, or call the Chamber office 719-846-9285, or email for an application or infor- mation. Spaces are limited. Application deadline is June 15.



John Taft retirement party

RAtON — John Taft is hanging up his overalls and retiring from the City of Raton as animal control officer for 31 years. The Raton Human Society is giving him a retirement party Friday, April 5, 5:30 pm at Pappas Sweet Shop, 1201 S 2nd Street.

John Taft has worked with our Society closely for all those years so we want to send him off in style. We’re inviting anyone and everyone – not just members of the humane society. Please call Barbara Bonahoom to make a reservation! Hope to see you there to spend an evening with John and our supporters.


Spring cleaning for a cause

RAtON — The Foster Grandparent/Senior Companion Pro- grams in Raton are partnering with Blue Sky Ranch to offer a service to help you get rid of unwanted items in your house or garage. Are you overwhelmed with the need to reorganize? WE WILL HELP! You decide what to keep, donate or haul to the dump. This is a free service and is offered as part of an ‘in kind’ contribution. There may be a minimal fuel charge for haulage. Get help with your Spring cleaning, organize your stuff and help local thrift stores. Call Dana White at 715-530- 2847.


Brews and Brushes fundraiser

RAtON — Raton Professional Business Women group is host- ing a fundraiser for the Raton Scholarships Friday, April 5, 6 to 8 pm. Enjoy a Friday evening creating your tropical masterpiece with paint and canvas at Raton’s own Colfax Ale Cellar, 215 South 2nd Street. Raton Chamber President and author, Dee Burks will be our instructor. Ticket includes 1st drink and your opportunity to help a deserving Raton Graduate fund their upcoming college year a little easier!…


4th Annual Western Dinner & Dance

RAtON — The NRA Whittington Center is presenting the 4th Annual Western Dinner & Dance featuring Syd Masters & The Swing Riders Friday, April 5, at the NRAWC Shotgun Center. Dinner will be at 6 pm, dancing to follow at 7 pm.

Only 80 tickets will be sold, $40 per person or $75 per couple. Door prize drawings will be held throughout the evening. Call the NRAWC for tickets at 575-445-3615.


Vermejo 4-H Spring Craft Fair

MAXWELL — The annual spring craft fair in Maxwell will be held Saturday, April 6, 10 am to 3 pm at Maxwell Schools auditorium 4th & Parque Ave. There will be concessions and door prizes. Vendor space is available for only $10 per table. For more information call Melissa 575-643-9210.


Retreat House Quilters: quilt exhibit at Raton Museum

RAtON — Retreat House Quilters has about 14 members who have made quilts that will be on display along with other historical artifacts through the month of April at Raton Museum, 108 South Second Street. There will be a reception held on Saturday, April 6, 1 to 4 pm to kick off the exhibit.


Cimarron Chili Cook off

CIMARRON — The Citizens for Cimarron will have a Chili Cook off Saturday, April 6, 5 pm to benefit the Annual Easter Egg Hunt. It will cost $5 to enter your chili. Please have your chili at the Methodist Church Fellowship hall by 5 pm. Frito Pies start selling at 5:30 pm!


Raton Marketing Meeting

RAtON — Monday, April 8, 10:30 to 11:30 am at Raton City Hall, 224 Savage Avenue there will be a quarterly meeting which is open to all organizations, businesses or individuals planning events that may appeal to tourists and visitors. This inaugural meeting will be a great opportunity to lay out the City’s current marketing strategy and ensure the City’s marketing efforts pick up activities and promote what’s being done in our little city!


Child Find Des Moines 2019

DES MOINES — Child Find is a free screening for children ages birth to five years old. This year’s Des Moines Child Find is scheduled for Wednesday, April 10, 9 am to 5 pm at the Des Moines School Special Education Office, 500 Des Moines Avenue.

Target areas include: vision, hearing, learning, speech and language, as well as fine and gross motor skills. Parents may register pre-K children for Kindergarten, but must provide a social security card, birth certificate and immunization record. For an appointment call Rhonda Wingo at 575-278-2611. Child Find is sponsored by: High Plains Regional Education Cooperative #3 and Des Moines Municipal Schools.


Ralph R. Solano Memorial Exhibit

RAtON — The opening reception of the Ralph R. Solano Memorial Exhibit will take place Friday, April 12, 5 to 7pm at Old Pass Gallery, 145 S 1st Street. For more information call 575- 445-2052.


Historic exhibition at Di Lisio building A clothes line tribute to Raton’s business leaders open now

RAtON — “A Clothes Line Tribute to Raton’s Business Leaders” opened Monday, March 18 and will run through April 12, Monday – Friday, 10 am to 2 pm at 144 South Second Street. The “old shoe store” at the Di Lisio building offers a ready avenue to view poster presentations, newspaper articles and advertisements from 1918 continuing through 2018.


Knight’s of Columbus Coronado Council 1332 pancake breakfast

RAtON — St. Patrick’s – St. Joseph’s Parish is holding the Knights of Columbus Coronado Council 1332 Pancake Break- fast Sunday, April 14, 7 am to 12 pm so COME HUNGRY! Proceeds benefit the Knights of Columbus “Ed Fidel Memorial Scholarship”. Join them on Sunday, April 14, at the St. Joseph’s – St Patrick’s Parish Hall serving from 7 am to Noon. Adult breakfasts are $6, Children 12 and under pay only $4.


Holy Week luncheons in Raton

RAtON — Several churches in Raton will be providing lunch- eons every day for Holy Week. Everyone is invited to these meals and devotionals. The location changes but all will begin at 12 noon. Come together as a community and remember this special week. Monday, April 15, – Calvary Baptist Church, 1345 Brilliant Street; Tuesday, April 16- 1st Presbyterian Church, 300 S. 3rd; Wednesday, April 17- Family Worship Center, 1501 S. 4th St.(at the Methodist Church); Thursday, April 18 – First United Methodist Church at 1501 S. 4th St.


Des Moines Health Fair

DES MOINES — Come out Wednesday, April 17, 8 am to 11:30 am at Des Moines EMS Building, 77 N. Olive right be- hind the Old Firehouse for the Des Moines health fair.

For best results fast 10-12 hours before these tests: Lipid Profile  Chem-12  Diabetic

Other tests that do not require fasting are: Cholesterol Test, Thyroid and Prostate for men. Blood work is provided by UCGH of Clayton. Results will be mailed back to you. The staff at UCGH cannot answer any questions about test results. You will need to contact your Doctor.

Local EMS will perform these tests free of charge: Blood pressure, Pulse, ECG readings, Blood Sugar and Oxygen levels in the blood. Donations accepted for restocking of EMS supplies.

For more information contact: Tami Stogsdill @ 575-447- 6570 or 278-2101 Ivy- Lab Tech @ UCGH 575-374-2585 ext.7130


Health Council and Substance Misuse Meeting

RAtON — The Health Council meetings for April will be held as follows: the Substance Misuse Meeting Wednesday, April 17, 2 pm, at CYFD in JPO meeting room. (Knock on back door); the Health Council Meeting Thursday, April 18, 11 am, at the CYFD Raton Conference Room.


Recharging Our Community Economy workshop series ~ GrowRaton!

RAtON — Be a helping hand in changing Raton’s economy! Your participation in this workshop could make a difference to the future health and wealth of Raton, New Mexico. The next workshop will be Thursday, April 18, 9 am to 3 pm at the Raton Convention Center (Lower Level). Registration begins at 8:30 am. Lunch is provided

• Re-charging our community’s 8 Forms of Wealth (Individual, Social, Intellectual, Natural, Built, Political, Financial and Cultural);
• Re-building your confidence and effectiveness as a community leader, business owner, social or civic member and as an individual;

• Re-discovering and analyzing the value chains of industries within the community and learning how to add wealth to these businesses and our community.

Workshop registration is free: workshop-series-tickets-55772983495

For more information:
(575) 224-6718 |
NOTE: You must register for every workshop DATE separately



Backyard poultry workshop

PUEBLO — For those interested in small scale poultry production, from backyard to small business, CSU Extension is offering a Backyard Poultry Workshop on Tuesday, April 9, 6:30 to 8:30 pm at CSU Extension-Pueblo County.

Learn about purchasing chickens, housing, care, nutrition, and waste management. Registration is required by Friday, April 5. To register, mail or bring check or cash to CSU Extension—Pueblo County, 701 Court St., Suite C, Pueblo, CO 81003 or pay with a credit card through Eventbrite: Registration fee is $10/per person or $15/couple sharing materials. Call (719) 583-6566 with questions.


Food safety training for Colorado cottage food producers

PUEBLO — Are you interested in bringing your home-made food products to market? This training offered by CSU Extension- Pueblo County will provide food safety training required by the Colorado Cottage Food Act. Extension Agent, Laura Krause, will present Cottage Food Safety Training for Colorado Cottage Food Producers on Friday, April 26, 1 to 4 pm at CSU Extension, 701 Court Street, Suite C, in Pueblo. Learn foods that are permissible in the Cottage Foods Act, ingredient labeling requirements, as well as basic food safety for a home business. Registration fee of $40. Register online at . For more information, call 719-583-6566.