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Active military and veterans free entry to all state parks

DENVER – As a thank you to U.S. military members, Colorado Parks and Wildlife offers active duty military, veterans and the National Guard free admission to all state parks for the month of August.

Military members and veterans, resident and nonresident, can pick up a free August Military Pass at any Colorado state park or CPW office by showing proof of service. Passes become available on August 1, 2020.

CPW also offers military benefits for outdoor activities to active duty military, veterans, and disabled veterans. Pro- grams include free admission to state parks on Veterans Day, year-round free entry to all state parks to residents with Colorado Disabled Veterans license plates and free small game and fishing combination licenses for qualified disabled veterans. CPW also offers a Columbine Pass which offers reduced park entrance fees to disabled Colorado residents.

 

Child care home facilities improvement grant

OUR WORLD — The majority of Colorado children are cared for in home environments. According to a 2015 report by the U.S. Administration for Children and Families, between 2011 to 2015 the number of licensed family child care homes de- creased by 15%. To address the declining number of licensed slots within family child care homes and to improve quality within home-based learning environments, the Buell Foundation granted funds to the Early Childhood Council Leadership Alliance (ECCLA) to provide facility improvement funding to family child care homes. This opportunity is intended to help family child care homes start up, expand, or maintain consistent operations, increase capacity and reduce the number of family child care homes closing their doors due to financial restrictions.

The funding priorities for the Family Child Care Home Facilities Improvement Grant include: 1) statewide geographic distribution with 50 percent of funding provided outside the Denver Metro area, 2) addressing unmet service gaps, and 3) increasing capacity and access to family child care home pro- grams. In addition, priority will be given to applicants that serve vulnerable families and children.

Applications for the second round of funding are due by Friday, August 28, 2020. Receipt of your application will be confirmed by email. Due to COVID-19, ECCLA requires that completed applications be emailed to shannon@ecclacolorado.org. Please do not fax or mail your application. When your application is received a confirmation email will be sent to you. If you previously submitted an application and have not received a confirmation, please contact shannon@ecclacolorado.org.

If you are needing assistance please reach out to us. You will find more information here: https://ecclacolorado.org/fcchgrant/

 

Online food preservation classes

PUEBLO — Due to COVID-19, Extension Agent, Laura Griffin of CSU Extension-Pueblo County will present a free food preservation webinar series online. Registered participants will be emailed details to join the virtual class via Zoom following registration and 48 hours before the class as a reminder. Don’t miss your chance to learn home food preservation in the com- fort and safety of your home! Space is limited and registration is required.

To register, go to https://www.eventbrite.com/d/online/csue-food-preservation/.
•Pressure Canning-Wednesday, September 2, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. This workshop will teach pressure canning skills for low acid foods. Learn ways to prevent spoilage and illness.

Contact Laura or Christine at 719-583-6566 for more information.

 

HUERFANO

La Veta Farmers Market today

LA VETA — The La Veta farmers market for the 2020 season will be every Thursday, 3-5 p.m. on the grassy area in front of Francisco Fort Museum on Main St. COVID regulations are in effect so please check the La Veta farmers market FB page for details.

 

Flowers for first responders and patients, a MoF project

WALSENBURG — The Museum of Friends is starting a new art project for children ages 6 to 14 called “Flowers for first responders and patients.” We are going to meet on Friday, Aug. 21, 10 a.m. at Miner’s Plaza. If you are between 6 and 14 please come out – we will have all the materials and water, but please wear your mask and we will be practicing social distancing.

 

Huerfano Dems meet Friday

HUERFANO COUNTY — We are having our August central committee meeting Friday, Aug. 21 , 6 p.m. via Zoom. If you care to join in, please email huerfanodems100@gmail.com and we will send you an invite. At our meeting we will have up- dates from our elected officials on events in our county and will have some discussion on upcoming campaigning. Please get involved, we have a very important election on the horizon! There is so much work to do and we need all the help we can get to be successful. We encourage everyone to visit our new website: huerfanodems.com

 

Annual ag appreciation dinner

WALSENBURG — The Ag Appreciation dinner will be Friday, Aug. 21, 6 to 8 p.m.. This traditional event is sponsored by the Ag Coalition composed of Huerfano County Farm Bureau, Upper Huerfano Soil Conservation District, Huerfano Basin Stockgrowers Association and the Huerfano County Commissioners. The purpose of the event is to support the Ag community and bring everyone who is interested in and supportive of rural living and agriculture together. This year is an election year and the focus will include an opportunity to meet and talk to candidates from both parties. This is a chance to ask questions.

Huerfano County Farm Bureau is the lead organizer of the event and is a non-partisan organization devoted to the Ag industry and rural communities. We invite everyone who is an advocate of rural America, who shares our values of independence and preserving our way of life, to join us.

Come eat some great food, hear some wonderful music (Apache Creek Fiddlers) and share in fellowship with like minded country folks. There is no charge as long as the food lasts, so come early.

 

Outdoor coffee with Sandy White

WALSENBURG — Join Sandy for coffee 9– 10 a.m., Monday, August 24, at the H&H Café, 902 W. 7th, Walsenburg. From 9 – 10 a.m. on Wednesday, August 26 at Tina’s Family Café, 501 Walsen Ave, Walsenburg.

 

Drive-in movie every Friday

LA VETA — The teens at Spanish Peaks Church will be host- ing a drive-in movie every Friday, 8:30 p.m. at the 4-H barn. For $5 per person, you will be able to watch the movie from the safety and comfort of your car and listen through the radio.

 

La Veta Village garage sale

LA VETA — Every Saturday through September 26, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. there will be a garage sale at La Veta Village, 109 E. Francisco Street. There are many items; something for everyone. All donations go toward the Assisted Living Project.

 

Gardner Farmers Market

GARDNER — The 10th season of the Gardner Farmers Market will run every Saturday, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. under the Pavilion next to the Methodist church.

Please wear masks and follow current county and state guidelines. If you are sick, please stay home. Have a neighbor purchase items for you, or contact us.

Gardner Farmers Market, 865-247-9749 or gardnermarket@yahoo.com

 

Live music at La Plaza

WALSENBURG — The KneeOn Sisters!, will perform Saturday, Aug 22, 6 p.m. Make your plans and give us a call at (719) 738-5700 and request your table on the patio. Music starts at 6 p.m. and ends at 9 p.m. ~PRIME RIB SPECIAL~ every Friday & Saturday!

 

Cuchara Chapel on line

CUCHARA — This summer please watch the Sunday Cuchara Chapel service online. Go to Cucharachapel.org and click on the Worship Service Tab. This Sunday, Aug. 23, Rev. Clayton Oliphint will present: “Hope” with special music by Eldaa Royer.

 

Walsenburg Farm & Makers Market to be held on Sundays

WALSENBURG — Walsenburg Farm and Makers Market will be held each Sunday, 12 to 3 p.m. at Heritage Park, 400 Main Street. Strict social distancing and masks will be required. Let’s work through this together and build our community. Love and light to all.

 

Water Conservancy District Board meeting

HUERFANO — The next meeting of the Huerfano County Water Conservancy District will be held remotely by GoTo Meeting Monday, August 24, 6 p.m.. A draft agenda and login in- formation for the meeting are available on the HCWCD website at: www.hcwcd.net .

The public is welcome to join as follows: Join from computer, tablet or smartphone: https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/3753713 33 Or dial in using your phone: United States: (872) 240-3212 Access Code: 375-371-333

 

Watercolor painting with Kathy Hill

LA VETA — Join Kathy Hill for the weekly Tuesday gathering, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at 133 E. Virginia, to learn about painting with watercolors. The gathering is limited to four people. Each week a new subject is introduced on to watercolor techniques. $20 per session. Materials provided for $5 more. Face masks are required, and social distancing practiced. Call 719-742-5756 for details, and please leave a message if there is no answer.

 

Joyful walking & intuitive movement

LA VETA — We walk and make, with gentle, intuitive movement, stops along the way each Tuesday morning, 10 to 11:30 a.m. with yoga teacher Ruth, dance instructor Ashley, and peach pilgrim Laura. Starting location may change weekly. For the current week’s starting location check our FaceBook page “Joyful Walking in La Veta” or call 630-864-8992 or 415- 233-2632. Due to COVID-19, gathering size limited. While it is not required, you can re- serve your space in advance by calling one of the above numbers. Walks are free. Donations accepted but not expected. Please bring masks, hats, water, sunscreen, walking shoes. Come once, once-in-a-while, or weekly.

 

Bicycle repair clinic

LA VETA — Spanish Peaks Cycling will host a bicycle repair clinic Thursday Aug. 27, 2 to 6 p.m. outside the La Veta Public Library, 310 S Main St.. We fix your bikes for free! Donations always accepted. For more information, email info@spcycling.org.

 

Self-defense course at Two Peaks

LA VETA — Defend yourself! Two Peaks Fitness is offering a 3-week series in self-defense training. Learn how to protect yourself in these 1 hour sessions, Thursdays, August 27- September 10, 6pm at Two Peaks Fitness, 216 S Main Street. Due to social distancing requirements, this group session is limited to 5 attendees. Free to Two Peaks Fitness members; $5 daily fee for non-members. For more information, call 719-742-3555.

 

La Veta 4th Friday Art Walk

LA VETA — The final 2020 4th Friday Art Walk will be held August 28, 5 to 7:30 p.m. These venues will be participating in this free event: SPACe Gallery, Parkside Gallery of Wood Art, Crafted in Colorado, Silvershoe, The Painted Horse Gallery, and La Veta Gallery on Main. Come see what the La Veta art community has on display in a relaxing evening setting; enjoy take-away snacks and music. Have some fun. Please wear face masks and practice social dis- tancing. We look forward to seeing you safely and respectfully.

 

Annual Photography Show at SPACe

LA VETA — Everyone is invited to take a look at the new showing of photography at the SPACe Gallery, 132 W. Ryus. Only 10 persons at a time will be allowed inside, face coverings are required, and social distancing will be ob- served. The photography will be on display until Aug. 29. The gallery is open Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, 11 – 3 pm. All photos are for sale, as well as original art, jewelry, and pottery created by SPACe members, in the Gift Shop. Call 719 742-3074 for information or email spanishpeaksarts@gmail.com. Visit the SPACe Etsy Store, YouTube, and the SPACe website – www.spanishpeaksarts.org – for images of the winning photos.

 

MoF call for artists for “COVID-19 Crisis or Opportunity” show

WALSENBURG — We are planning a new exhibit “COVID-19 Crisis or Opportunity – Artists Response Group Exhibition,” September 11 thru November 30. There is still time to submit your work. The theme is creativity in the time of COVID-19, the works do not need to represent the virus or its negative consequences. The theme is open ended – what you produced during the shut down? (film, video, sculpture, fabric art, paintings, prints etc.). Please send me or Brendt images of the works you would like to exhibit, if you are local perhaps you will be able to drop the works off in the next couple of weeks (please make an appointment – 719- 738-2858 or email: mcberger@museumof- friends.org or brendtberger@earthlink.net). All works will be considered for inclusion and we will discuss the postage options available if you are interested.

Currently we have Elizabeth Hansen from California, Brendt Berger, and three other artists not confirmed as of yet. We are practicing social distancing and can not admit anyone who does not wear a mask or adheres to the guidelines set forth by the Huerfano and Las Animas Health Department rules.

 

Grand Re-opening of Iconic Dental

WALSENBURG — The Iconic Dental office, 624 Main Street, has been remodeled and expanded with a clean and updated interior, new HVAC with A/C. Iconic Dental will have the same great dentist, James Shoff, DMD and staff plus they are introducing Dr. Eddy Evans and a new dental hygienist to work alongside Dr. Shoff.

The grand reopening of the office will be held the week of Monday, August 31 through Friday, September 4. There will be prizes and special deals.

 

Tire collection event in Walsenburg

WALSENBURG — Last year the “tire roundup” was for the 81055 La Veta area. This year it is for 81089 Walsenburg area. The event will be on Saturday, September 26, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the City of Walsenburg Public Works garage parking lot, 525 S. Albert.

Each household is limited to nine passenger auto or light truck tires. Proof of 81089 residence will be needed. If you have tires that are larger than 22 inches in diameter, or tires with rims in, call ahead and leave a message at 303-449-6483 so that we can make arrangements with the private hauler to accept them. This collection event is not open to any commercial entity or tire business.

This year’s “tire roundup” will be conducted by volunteer members of the Huerfano County2 Road Clean Up Committee just as the La Veta event last year. This collection is a free service of the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment

 

LAS ANIMAS

Hospital to have temporary parking lot change

TRINIDAD –– As part of Mt. San Rafael Hospital’s facility renovation project, the time has come to address the parking lot. Beginning Monday, August 17, the large parking lot which provides direct access to the main hospital entrance will temporarily be closed while a new parking lot, with more spaces, is constructed. Patients and visitors coming to the main entrance of the hospital will use the Las Animas-Huerfano Counties District Health Department parking lot located directly to the left of the center flagpole. This closure will be in effect from August 17 through the first part of November.

The main parking area for the hospital will be closed for the duration; however, ac- cess to the hospital’s main entrance and hospital services will remain open with parking for patients and visitors redirected to the Health Department parking lot. Hospital staff and medical partners have been directed to park in a newly repurposed lot temporarily, to ensure the Health Department lot is reserved for patients and visitors and Health Department personnel.

Mt. San Rafael Hospital apologizes for any inconvenience for this temporary change in parking, but looks forward to making the new parking lot, once completed, available to all patrons of the hospital and its clinics.

Mt. San Rafael Hospital is a 25-bed, critical access facility serving the medical and surgical needs of Trinidad residents and the surrounding areas. For more information about the hospital or this temporary road closure, please call (719) 846-9213.

 

Roasted green chiles at Hops & Vines & Mangino’s

TRINIDAD — Nicol’s Cottonwood Corner is bringing the chile roaster to Trinidad! We will have our fresh produce and green chiles for sale, every Tuesday, 2-6 p.m. in the parking lot of Santa Fe Trail Hops and Vines and Sat- urday, Aug. 22, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Mangino’s Automotive on Main Street. Call Mary to reserve your bushel or to make an appointment for roasting at 719-680-1402.

 

Fort Wootton’s Veterans’ Memorial Square events

TRINIDAD — Fort Wootton, 204 S. Chestnut St., has a full slate of events for August.

•Saturday, Aug. 22, Harlan Ashe Project, 6 to 9 p.m.

•Saturday, Aug. 29, 6 to 9 p.m., Songwriters’ Series
•Sunday, Aug. 30, members only, Live music food and drinks available.

All Saturday events gates open at 5 p.m., $5 entry, and BYOB also BYO blankets, chairs and smile. Food and drinks available for donations. All proceeds go to the LACVC.

 

Hoehne School registration for new students

HOEHNE — Current students may check Infinite Campus the week of August 24 for their schedules.

 

Community forum: allowing marijuana hospitality establishments

TRINIDAD — There will be a Community Forum hosted by the City Council of the City of Trinidad Monday, August 24, 5 p.m. via Go- ToMeeting. Citizens of Trinidad are invited and encouraged to attend a public forum

hosted by the City to discuss the possibility of allowing marijuana hospitality establishments. To ensure your opportunity to speak during this public forum, because this is a virtual meeting platform, it will be necessary for you to sign up in advance so as to be recognized by the meeting moderator. Please con- tact Audra Garrett, City Clerk, at 719-846-9843, ext. 135 or at audra.garrett@trinidad.co.gov to sign up to speak by 12:00 p.m. (noon) on Monday, August 24, 2020.

Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone. https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/923786 037. You can also dial in using your phone. United States: +1 (786) 535-3211; Access Code: 923-786-037

New to GoToMeeting? Get the app now and be ready when your first meeting starts: https://global.gotomeeting.com/install/9237 86037

 

Philosophy Cafe: Deep Ecology

TRINIDAD — Please join us at Carnegie library on line for the next installment of Philosophy Cafe Monday, Aug. 24, 5 p.m.. We originally scheduled this meeting for August 10th, but only one person came. We think this topic is important and interesting enough to reschedule.

The topic this time is Deep Ecology: the idea of adding value and quality to a study which was originally restricted to facts and quantity. Arne Naess is the philosopher who coined the term “Deep Ecology”, follow this link to check out a short video that will help introduce the subject: https://www.facebook.com/schumachercollege/videos/what-is-deep-ecology-with-stephan-harding/1174156339309175/

This will be a remote Zoom meeting. You can register by going to our website, carnegiepubliclibrary.org, clicking the Virtual Programs button and scrolling down to the section on Philosophy Café. Just click the Register button if you’re interested in joining in.

 

GOAL High School schedule for fall

TRINIDAD — At GOAL High School, Trinidad Student Drop-In-Center, 326 North Commercial Street, Suite 20, all courses and curriculum will remain online. The site will be open to students, however staff and students will be capped at 50% capacity. A COVID screening, including temperature check will be done at the door and all visitors, students, and staff are required to wear masks. The site will be set up specifically for optimal social-distancing. The first day of classes is Monday, August 31. Orientation is done by appointment throughout the month of August; however, enrollment will remain open through October 1st. For more information or to enroll, go to our website at goalac.org or call 877-776-4625 or Communications Coordinator, Gunnison Pagnotta at 719-744-3090 or email to gm.pagnotta@goalac.org.

 

Trinidad 2020 Roundup Rodeo canceled

TRINIDAD — After 109 years of continuous rodeo activity in Las Animas County, beginning before, lasting thru and continuing after World War II, the Trinidad Round Up Association Board of Directors made history at its June meeting when it unanimously voted to cancel this year’s 110th Trinidad Roundup Rodeo, and festivities including the Labor Day Parade, Rodeo Dances, BBQ, and Queen’s Contest due to the COVID-19 Pandemic.

“After all the shut-downs and loss of revenue, we just cannot expect our local small businesses to sponsor this year’s event,” stated board VP Kristy Buhr-Bennett. Our deepest regrets to our supportive community and we hope to come back strong next year at the 111th Annual Trinidad Roundup Rodeo and Festivities in 2021! Thank you for your continued support!

For more information: email, trinidadroundup@live.com or visit, www.trinidadroundup.homestead.com

 

Paws in the Park cancelled but low cost vaccinations available

TRINIDAD — Due to the coronavirus pandemic, NAAWA will not be hosting Paws in the Park during Labor Day weekend this year. We know that many pets rely upon the Paws in the Park event for annual vaccinations, mi- crochips, and city licensing. Please know that pet’s needing vaccines, microchipping, or city licensing can still get them at our daily low-cost clinic. Please make an appointment for your pet by calling 719-680-2385 so that your pet will be up to date on everything they need. Know also that we are exploring the option of hosting a similar event that will be combined with Santa Paws for mid-fall. But please do not wait to get your pet vaccines – it is very im- portant for them to be protected against disease.

 

Carnegie Library now open

TRINIDAD — The Carnegie is open in a limited capacity with restrictions and social distancing, so here are some things to note before your visit:

•All patrons must wear face masks and be screened at the door.
•The library is open for seniors (50+) only from 9-10 am, Monday through Friday. The remaining open hours will be for all other patrons.

•There can be up to 10 patrons at a time in the library, with only one family at a time in the children’s area . Everyone must maintain social distancing.

•Computer assistance is by appointment only, otherwise, first come first served.
•Our restrooms will be closed to the public.

•In order to accommodate all users, patrons will not remain in the library for longer than one hour at a time.

Please be patient with us as we learn how best to serve you while keeping everyone safe and healthy. We are still doing curbside service to serve as many people as possible and keep the library less crowded.

 

Free video streaming at the Carnegie

TRINIDAD — Thanks to a generous donation from the Friends of the Library and Books & More bookstore, the Library is offering a new service starting Monday, July 13. It’s called Kanopy. It’s a video streaming service, similar to Netflix, but instead of paying for it, you have free access using your library card account. The Kanopy collection includes feature films, documentaries, and television pro- grams. You can access up to ten films per month for free. Kanopy includes a special section just for young children. Stay tuned for more information coming on our website and Facebook page. If you don’t have a library card, call us at 846-6841 and we will open an account for you!

 

Aguilar Library now open

AGUILAR — The Aguilar Public Library is open allowing one patron at a time with the required safety measures in place: A face covering must be worn at all times while in the library and a 6 ft distance between each computer will be practiced and cleaned after each use. Thank you for allowing us to serve you in a safe and healthy way. Our business days and hours are as follows: Thanks again!

Closed: Sun & Mon

Open: Tues, Thurs, Fri, and Sat from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm. Wed: 12:30 pm – 4:30 p.m.

 

Carnegie library online Story Time

TRINIDAD — Virtually join Ms. Phyllis every Wednesday at 11 a.m. for stories and songs! Please register in advance to receive the virtual meeting invitation: https://www.carnegiepubliclibrary.org/virtualstorytime

 

Senior services, Aguilar Care & Share

LAS ANIMAS COUNTY — The Agency on Aging coordinates food distribution in Huerfano and Las Animas Counties and is provided through South Central Council of Governments. All area Agency on Aging programs are for residents 60 years or older, assessments and reservations required. Make reservations/cancellations one day in advance at 719- 846-3336. Call 719-845-1133 ext 208 or ext. 225.

Take out lunch meals are provided in Trinidad Monday through Friday at the Sayre Senior Center. Also available, homebound meal deliveries Monday through Friday in Trinidad and Tuesday and Thursday in Aguilar.

In Aguilar, the regular Care & Share distribution is at 125 E. Main Street, for Aguilar/Ludlow area residents only (proof of residency required). Every Thursday, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. there will be an emergency food distribution for those in dire need.

For all distributions, please do not show up too early, bring a pen, and stay in your vehicle. Please wear a mask.

 

Santa Fe Trail Bicentennial planning meeting

TRINIDAD — The next meeting of the planning for the Santa Fe Trail Bicentennial group will be Monday, Sept. 14. For more information contact: Marty Hackett, Welcome Center Manager, Tourism Manager, Event Co- ordinator, 309 Nevada Ave., 719-846-9512, www.visittrinidadcolorado.com .

 

COLFAX

Kindergarten Round Up at Longfellow School

RATON — Bring your entering kinder student for meeting with teachers, initial assessments, snacks, and fun Thursday, Aug. 20, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Longfellow School 700 E. 4th Street. For updates Follow our Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/577373326 316044/

 

Cimarron Challenge 2020

CIMARRON — Ride the Cimarron Challenge 2020 Saturday, Aug. 22, 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. starting at 301 E 9th Street. We are offering 65 and 78 mile gravel routes through US Forest Service land in the spectacular and remote Valle Vidal unit of the Carson National Forest. The ride also affords the opportunity to transit part of Phil- mont Scout Ranch. The views alone will leave you breathless! Find us on FaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/cimarronchal- lenge/

 

Capulin Astronomy Nights

CAPULIN — Come join Capulin Astronomy Rangers for our summer series of astronomy nights. The next date is Saturday, August 22, 7:00 pm.

View planets, our moon, galaxies and more through giant telescopes under some of the darkest skies in the lower 48. Times vary by month, but all observing will be done in the outdoor classroom area West of the Visitor Center. Please wear warm clothing and leave the pets at home. Bring flashlights to get to and from parking, but keep them put away at the telescopes. Call 575-278-2201 for information and reservations.

 

Raton Recycling Center

RATON — The Raton Regional Recycling Hub Facility, Armex Building, 420 East 4th Ave. will be open Wednesday, Aug. 26, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Accepted Materials: Corrugated cardboard and brown paper bags; mixed paper including junk mail, magazines, and newspapers; plastic #1 bottles with necks, caps, and labels like water and soda bottles or salad dressing; plastic #2 bottles like laundry detergent, milk, and juice jugs (no motor oil products); steel / tin cans clean soup, vegetable, pet food, and sauce containers; aluminum beverage cans, clean food containers, pie pans, and foil. Visit the website: http://www.ratonnm.gov/156/Recycling for more information.

In Raton, there are non-governmental organizations where you can take selected recyclables. Citizens for the Developmentally Disabled, 230 E 4th Avenue, will pay a variable rate for aluminum cans and some types of copper. Call them at 575- 445-5674 for collection days and times.

 

Raton Ministerial Alliance food distribution

RATON — The next food distribution will be held Friday, Aug. 28, 10 a.m. until supplies are gone at the City Market building, 907 S. 2nd Street. Everyone is welcome.

 

Moonlight Hike at Capulin Volcano

CAPULIN — Take a ranger-guided hike at Capulin Volcano under the full moon Saturday, August 29, 8 p.m.! Subjects include night time biology, lunar geography, astronomy, and the park after dark. Come and experience Capulin Volcano in a new light! Reservations required. Call 575-278-2201 for information and reservations.

 

Raton Regional Aquatic Center open for lap swims

RATON — 2020 Summer Hours of Operation-Covid-19 social distancing rules are in place, locker rooms are open. Lap Swim is Monday-Fridays 6 a.m.- 10:30 a.m. and 4:30 p. m.- 7:30 p.m. and Saturdays 8 – 11 a.m..

 

Hungry Hearts lunch on Saturdays

RATON — Hungry Hearts will resume serving lunch every Saturday at St. Vincent de Paul thrift store location, 401 S. 4th St. Free lunches will be served on a drive-through, take-out only basis from 12 to 1 p.m. (while supplies last, first come-first served). Walk-up guests will be served as well. We ask that all guests, whether drive up or walk up, please wear masks. As always, lunches are free and anyone is welcome. Drive- through guests should enter from the north end of the thrift store parking lot.

 

The Angel Fire Art & Farmers’ Market

ANGEL FIRE — The Angel Fire Art and Farmers Market is held every Sunday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. all summer at Frontier Park in the heart of Angel Fire.

Our market is a weekly showcase featuring a diverse selection of local and regional artists, great live music, food artisans & fresh produce. The market provides resources and opportunities to help grow small endeavors and provides a meeting place for a vibrant local community.

Commonly found at our market:

-Fresh regional produce
-Hatch Green Chile roasted on the spot

-Farm fresh eggs

-Local meat and dairy products

-Artisanal bread and baked goods

-Raw honey & much more…

 

We are asking visitors to take the following precautions:

-Park at least 1 space away from others
-Wear a mask
-Utilize hand sanitizers upon entering and exiting

-Stay at least 6 ft away from others

 

MCMC Auxiliary Thrift Shop

RATON — The MCMC Thrift shop is open Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. 2 p.m. at their location on South 2nd Street next to Old City Market Building. Please only bring donations during our operating hours.

*PLEASE* we cannot accept large furniture and appliance type donations, we have no way to store them or to move them. Thank you for your understanding.

 

Elk’s Thrift Store opens

RATON — Elks Lodge Thrift Store, 1180 S 2nd Street will be open Thursdays and Fridays, 10 am to 1 pm. Only three patrons al- lowed in the store to meet social distancing guidelines. Thrift store proceeds assist with our community projects sponsored by Elks Lodge #865.

 

Alternatives to Violence Thrift Store

RATON — Open Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays weekly. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Historic First Street in Raton next to the Patchwork Phoenix. Accepting donations during open hours, please.

 

Open Hands Thrift Store ~ Cimarron

CIMARRON — Open Hands Thrift Store, 357 E 9th Street, will be open Fridays and Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.. Customers must wear masks and only 3 shoppers allowed inside at a time for social distancing guidelines.

We are only taking donations on Friday and Saturdays. If items are left at the shed they must be thrown away, so please follow the safety and drop off guidelines. We will take furniture by appointment, please call the numbers on the door. Thank you for helping us get through this time.

 

OUT OF THIS WORLD

Call for artists: “High Peaks”

WESTCLIFFE — Come to Westcliffe and commemorate the end of summer in the Sangres with the latest and greatest fine art and photography. “High Peaks” is our September 2020 art show. You can check out the entry info at www.sangresartguild.org. Intake of 2D and 3D fine art or photography for this show is at 3rd Street Gallery, 59000 Highway 69 in Westcliffe on Sunday and Monday, Aug. 30 – 31, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.. The Artists’ reception is Sat. Sept. 5 from 11 – 4. Come by and view the art – 2 floors to explore! Show dates are Sept. 3 – 28. Gallery is open Thurs. – Mon. 11 – 4. Masks required.

 

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