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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. Programs 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 decreased 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/

 

What the LGBTQ Health? Virtual Webinar

OUr WOrLD — Join One Colorado for a virtual and FREE event as we share our 2018 “Closing the Gap” report, Saturday, August 29, 12 p.m.. Learn important information on your health care rights and how to advocate for them, and host a panel of participants from

the region to discuss how each region is uniquely impacted with regards to health and accessing care. We want to hear directly from you about what is both amazing and challenging in your regions, and how One Colorado can close the gap between legal and lived equality in every corner of Colorado. Please join us for one or all of our “What the LGBTQ Health?” regional tour stops. If you have any questions or issues accessing the Zoom webinar, please contact Marvyn Allen at marvyna@one-colorado.org or 303-727-0632. Click on the link to sign up! https://onecol- orado.salsalabs.org/southeastcolorado/

 

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 comfort and safety of your home! Space is limited and registration is required.

To register, go to https://www.event- brite.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.

 

4-wheeler drive fundraiser for animal shelters

TrInIDAD/rATOn — Lloyd Rosecrans and his friend H.L. Bowman, have started a small group of avid 4 wheelers who enjoy driving on challenging roads. One road that is a favorite is Co. Rd. 85.5 in Las Animas County. The road is very rough, rock and dirt, one lane and only open from Memorial Day to Labor Day. “As a group, we are all animal lovers and the pandemic has really hurt the local animal shelters. We decided last June that we should hold a rally and donate the money raised to the two shelters. We asked for a $20 donation for each vehicle. We are proud to state that 100% of all donations go to the shelters. (We raised $200 in July.)” The route taken in July, was from Trinidad to Raton. The group is planning on holding this rally twice a year; around the 4th of July, traveling North to South and around Labor Day, traveling South to North.

On Saturday, Sept. 5, 8 a.m. we will begin to assemble at the old Kmart parking lot in Raton, NM. The Group will begin leaving for Sugarite Canyon at 9 a.m.. We will, of course, follow all masking and distance requirements.

We all want to get out of the house and have some safe family fun. This is a very beautiful drive and you will see very rarely seen parts of both Colorado and New Mexico. Basically, you are driving behind Fishers Peak. This is a county road and as such we can not charge anyone to travel on it, however, we request a $20 donation per vehicle for the animal shelters. A map of the route will be provided at the start of the rally. This is a 4 wheel drive road only. For more information call Lloyd at 719-846-2611.

 

HUERFANO

Bicycle repair clinic today

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.

 

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.

 

Self-defense course at Two Peaks

LA VETA — Defend yourself! Two Peaks Fit- ness 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.

 

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. 28, 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.

 

Opening reception at La Veta Gallery on Main

LA VETA — The La Veta Gallery on Main will be opening a show of Vivian Etmanczyk’s Scratchboard and Watercolor Artwork, with a reception on Friday August 28, 5 to 7:30 p.m. – – held in conjunction with La Veta’s 4th Friday Art Walk. The show will run through September. Select pieces of Vivian’s work can be previewed on the Gallery’s website: lavetagalleryonmain.com .

 

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.

 

Live music at La Plaza

WALSEnBUrg — Kurt Corsair will perform solo on Friday, August 28, 6 p.m. then on Saturday, August 29, 6 p.m. Kurt will perform with the Apache Creek Fiddlers. 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 SPE- CIAL~ every Friday & Saturday!

 

Drive-in movie every Friday

LA VETA — The teens at Spanish Peaks Church will be hosting 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

 

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.

 

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, August 30, Rev. Matt Gaston will present “Learning to Fear like Christians” 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.

 

Outdoor coffee w/ Sandy White

WALSEnBUrg — Join Sandy for coffee from 9 – 10 a.m., Monday, August 31 at the H&H Café, 902 W. 7th, Walsenburg; from 9 – 10 a.m. on Wednesday, September 2, in the courtyard at Capture Colorado and Legends, 220 South Main Street, La Veta; and from 9 – 10 a.m. on Friday, September 4, at Corners Café, 701 South Main Street, La Veta.

 

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.

 

Two Peaks Fitness Half Marathon and Fun Run early registration

LA VETA — Two Peaks Fitness Half Marathon and Fun Run will be held Saturday, Oct. 3, 8:30 a.m. but early registration ends Tuesday, Sept. 1. Register at active.com –or– twopeaksfitness.org/activities/running-events/. $40 early registration fee by Sept 1; $45 regular registration; $20 two mile fun run The Marathon and fun run is from Grandote Peaks and along the scenic highway of legends (CO State Hwy 12). Packet pickup: Friday, Oct. 2, 2-6 pm at Two Peaks Fitness, 216 S Main or Saturday, Oct. 3, 7 a.m. at Grandote Peaks Club- house.

 

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.

 

HCCC Sept. Zoom meeting

hUErfAnO COUnTY — The Huerfano County Communication Coalition (HCCC) will be sponsored by the Business Alliance this year. Our first meeting Thursday, September 3, 12 p.m. will be a Zoom meeting. To receive an in- vitation to the meeting email: Deb Channel at: dchannel356@gmail.com . Please let Deb Channel know if you have anything you want discuss on the agenda. Although we are on limited exposure, there’s a lot going on.

 

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.

 

Free sports physicals at Spanish Peaks Outreach Clinic

WALSEnBUrg — Whether they’re dribbling, kicking or running; if your kids are playing sports this year, they need a sports physical. We’re happy to tell you that Spanish Peaks Regional Health Center is providing FREE SPORTS PHYSICALS to local students on Wednesday, September 9, 8:30 to 4 p.m. at our Out- reach Clinic in downtown Walsenburg.

Call 738-5200 to schedule your appointment.
• We will be limiting the number of appointments to ensure proper social distancing and sanitation.
• Call from your vehicle when you arrive to check in: 719-738- 5200
• Wear a mask and bring your own pen.
• Only one parent/guardian per student will be allowed inside.

• If you cannot make Sept. 9th, we will be hosting another Free Sports Physical Day in November, date to be announced later.

Sports physicals are not a substitute for well-child checks. Schedule that visit first and we can include your child’s important immunizations. These exams are typically covered by insurance or medicaid.

 

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

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 Saturday, Aug. 29, 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. 29, and Sept. 5, 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.

 

Services workers Manic Monday!

TrInIDAD — Yes, servers, cooks and all service types need to be taken care of too! Bring a friend, BYO chairs, blankets….food and drink available Monday, Aug. 31, 5 p.m. at the American Legion. Come out and enjoy some live music. You’ll be supporting a good deal of local musicians too. Singers/songwriters and musicians are encourage.

 

Bible Study

SEgUnDO — Tuesday, Sept. 1, 6 p.m. at The Lord’s Chapel in Segundo. The study features weekly Video Teachings with Francis Chan – An 11-week Bible study. Join the class led by Tyler Medina, Interim Pastor.

 

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. The large parking lot which provides direct access to the main hospital entrance will temporarily be closed until November 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. 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.

 

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.

 

Cooking for Seniors-virtual class

TrInIDAD — Mt. Carmel Wellness & Community Center is hosting a FREE VIRTUAL COOKING CLASS (for people 60 and over) Every Thursday in September (9/3 – 9/10 – 9/17 – 9/24 ) beginning Sept. 3, 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm. Pick-up FREE groceries from Mt. Carmel to recreate the recipe. Attend 3 out of 4 classes and get a free electric skillet. Call 719-845-4894 for more info.

 

Body Wellness – Lose weight! Feel great! Join today!

TrInIDAD — Mt. Carmel Wellness & Community Center is hosting an 11 week course on Body Wellness with Dr. Scott Uhalt, Ph.D. of Health Promotions to lose weight & feel great! The course begins today, Thursday, August 27.

Body wellness is a comprehensive program designed not only to help you lose weight but to also offer ways to improve your overall health. Learn how to make changes that will lead to healthy living! The course runs from August 27 – November 5 | 11 weeks for only $99!
Includes: Two – in-person meetings with Dr. Uhalt at Mt. Carmel Wellness & Community Center. nine – virtual lessons/discussion via zoom
Week 1: Pre-Measurements. Measure body composition, weight and hand out Two-Day food record. (In-person, by appointment)

Week 2: Two-day Food Record Review. Using a food analysis program Scott will go over your food profile and make recommendations. (Virtual – Zoom)
Week 3: Metabolism & Nutrition. How your metabolism works and the importance of reading nutrition labels. (Virtual – Zoom)

Week 4: More on Metabolism & Nutrition. (Virtual – Zoom)

Week 5: Fitness. Integrating the five components of fitness into your weight loss program. (Virtual – Zoom)
Week 6: Half-Way Food Record Review and Goal Setting. (Virtual – Zoom)
Week 7: Stress Management & Mindfulness. Understanding stress management and integrating mindfulness for weight loss. (Virtual – Zoom)
Week 8: Sleep. How sleep effects weight loss. (Virtual – Zoom)

Week 9: Medical Consumerism. Don’t believe everything you hear. (Virtual – Zoom)
Week 10: Understanding advertising and marketing for health products. (Virtual – Zoom)
Week 11: Post Measurements and Debriefing. Measure body com- position, weight and review final results. (In-person, by appointment)

Please call 719-845-4894 to register.

 

PWP Bags & Brews river cleanup

– TrInIDAD — Join us for a COVID-19 friendly, socially distanced river cleanup gathering on the Purgatoire River, followed by fun & drinks Saturday, Sept. 5, 10 a.m. at Cimino Park . Come clean up the river, get out of the house, and see some new faces that aren’t your family members or your cat!

Whether you’ve been waiting all winter and spring to get out and do something great for the river, or you are just sick of being cooped up in isolation – whatever your reason we’d love to have you! This fun monthly (socially distanced) event consists of spending a couple hours in good company cleaning up the Purgatoire River and filling bags with trash, then we head over to a local pub or restaurant for some refreshment!

Trash bags, brand new gloves, factory-sealed bottles of cold water, washed safety vests, disinfecting wipes are provided. Participants should bring whatever additional personal protective gear you would like – sunscreen, hat, mask, personal water bottle, your own gloves, etc.. Please call us if you have any questions (cell 970-420-1915)!

 

Free legal help at Carnegie Library

TrInIDAD — While the library is open for curbside service only, you can still sign up for Free Legal Help Tuesday, Sept. 8, 3 to 4 p.m. Just call the library at 719-846-6841 to sign up. On the date and time of the event, the attorney will call you during the hour. Please call the library (846-6841) to reserve a time slot.

 

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 Coordinator, 309 Nevada Ave., 719- 846-9512, www.visittrinidadcolorado.com .

 

Paws in the Park canceled 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, microchips, 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 important 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 programs. 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.carnegiepublicli- brary.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.

 

COLFAX

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.

 

Annual San Isidro Mass

TInAJA — The Annual San Isidro Mass and function will take place at the San Isidro Church in Tinaja, New Mexico, (off county road 810) on Saturday, September 5, 10 a.m. A potluck lunch will take place following the Mass. -Due to the COVID-19 Virus Restrictions, please bring your face masks if you plan to attend. Please call Liz Romero at 575-445-8435 with any questions.

 

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 allowed 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.

 

The Supper Club: At Home

SAnTA fE – The Cancer Foundation for New Mexico Board of Directors today announced
The Supper Club: At Home. The event will take place on September 20, 2020 at 6pm, and is easily accessed through the Cancer Foundation for New Mexico’s website, cffnm.org . Online access is free for The Supper Club: At Home. However attendees are encouraged to donate and thereby enable the Cancer Foundation for New Mexico to reach its fundraising goal. Tune-in and enjoy online at on Sunday, September 20, 6 p.m.

Guest artist features in the half-hour program will include performances by three Grammy Award®-winning vocalists: Mezzo-soprano Joyce Castle, and sopranos Patricia Racette and Jessica Rivera. Miss Castle’s appearance is courtesy of Des Moines Metro Opera and Iowa PBS. Miss Racette is accompanied by Beth Clayton and Miss Rivera’s collaborative pianist is Mark Carver. In addition, Southwest Art magazine cover artist Rebecca Tobey will discuss her sculptures from Ventana Fine Art located on Canyon Road, a Santa Fe street dedicated to the country’s finest art. The fifth artist offering will include excerpts from Filmmaker Gwendolen Cates’ PBS/Independent Lens documentary, Water Flowing Together, which provides an intimate portrayal of retired New York City Ballet Principal Dancer Jock Soto. A native New Mexican, Mr. Soto will also share his journey as a cancer patient who benefitted from the support of the Cancer Foundation for New Mexico.

 

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