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Host an Exchange Student!

OUR WORLD — ASSE International Student Exchange Pro- grams, a highly respected, non-profit, public-benefit organization, is seeking local host families for high school boys and girls from France, Germany, Italy, Thailand, China, and the former Soviet Republics. Students are anxiously awaiting word on who their host families will be for the 2019/20 academic school year. Host families provide room, board, and guidance for a teenager(s) living thousands of miles from home. Couples, single parents, and families with or without children in the home are all encouraged to apply.

The exchange students arrive from their home country to begin the 2019/20 school year. Each ASSE student is fully in- sured, brings his/her own personal spending money and expects to bear his/her share of household responsibilities, as well as being included in normal family activities and life- styles. ASSE students are selected based on academics and personality and host families can choose their student from a wide variety of backgrounds, countries and personal interests.

ASSE students are enthusiastic and are excited to experience American culture while they practice their English. They also share their own culture and language with their host families. Host families welcome these students into their family, not as a guest, but as a family member, giving everyone involved a rich cultural experience.

If you are interested in opening your home and sharing your family life with a young person from abroad, please call (800) 733-2773, go online at or email


Advocates Against Domestic Assault crisis line and support information

HUERFANO/LAS ANIMAS COUNTIES — Advocates Against Domestic Assault believes everyone has a right to be safe from threats and violence! They are there to help. Trini- dad Office 719-846-9159 or Walsenburg Office 719-738-0770 is here to help. Their 24 hour crisis hotline is available for anyone in need at 719-846-6665. The National Hotline is 1-800- 799-SAFE (7233) 1-800-787-3224 (TTY).

There is NO COST for services. AADA can help by offer- ing: Crisis Intervention, Referrals, Support Group for Women and Children, Community Education, Domestic Violence Counseling, Parenting Class, Sexual Assault Advocacy, Legal Advocacy. There is TTY available. The crisis line is a confidential service. Temporary shelter is also available.

Support Group Information: Parenting every Tuesday, 4 to 5 pm. Support Group every Tuesday from 5 to 6 pm with Counselor from Health Solutions Support Group in Spanish the 1st and 3rd Monday of every month or at individual’s convenience with Bilingual Advocate. Childcare is provided for Group- Call 846-9159 for more information

We are in need of volunteers for our 24 hour Crisis Line- Call for more information. Itzel Olivas, Bilingual Victim Advocate 719-846-9159; Office 719-846-6665 Crisis Line.



Shawn Brown at La Veta Mercantile

LA VETA — Shawn Brown, master of the Hammond B3 and Most Soulful Vocalist this side of the Mississippi will perform Thursday, August 29, 7 pm at La Veta Mercantile. Brown learned music while playing Gospel with his family. His musical journey began at the age of 3 when he began playing the piano and then became the organist, accompanying his mother for their church at 8 years old. Shawn’s latest album, Best Blues Money Can Buy, is a mix of Gospel, jazz, and blues. He has shared the stage with Al Green, Clarence Clemons, Christopher Cross, Earth Wind & Fire, Keith Sweat, Ronnie Earl, Lucky Peterson, and Percy Sledge. Tickets are $15 in advance or $18 day of show.


Pub nite at La Veta Merc

LA VETA — Join La Veta’s very own Celtic Orphans for an evening of free live music, friends, and beer Friday, August 30, 6 pm.


Labor Day Weekend Activities at Lathrop State Park

WALSENBURG — Friday, August 30, Musicians from the Chavez/Huerta Preparatory Academy in Pueblo, return to La- throp to perform mariachi music. This presentation will begin at 6:45 pm at the Piñon Campground Amphitheater.

Saturday morning, August 31, join the park naturalist in an activity called Puzzle Hike. This fun-for-the-family pro- gram involves finding word puzzles along a short segment of trail and solving them to find the theme of the activity. The activity will begin at 9 am at the Piñon Campground Amphi- theater.

Saturday evening, Lathrop hosts an evening of art and poetry. Storyteller and Poet, Annette Meserve presents ‘by the seat of our pants’, a program of stories and poetry interpreting the artworks of Gordon Lucero. The program will begin at 6:45 pm at the Piñon Campground Amphitheater.

Sunday morning, September 1, join GOCO Interpreter Tom Macedo for a naturalist hike. Learn about the flora, fauna and geology of Lathrop State Park. The hike will begin at the Piñon Campground Amphitheater at 8:30 am.

Sunday evening, Colorado’s oldest folkloric dance group, El Fandango, will perform traditional dances. This presentation will begin at 6:45 pm at the Piñon Campground Amphi- theater.

In the event of rain, the evening presentations will be moved to the Visitor Center.

As always, any vehicle in the State Park must display a park pass. If you would like to attend but don’t have a park pass, remember you may check one out of either Spanish Peaks Library or La Veta Library for up to one week.


Lathrop State Park calendar photo contest entries needed by 8/31

WALSENBURG — It’s your last chance to submit photos of Lathrop State Park for a 2020 calendar. A panel made up of park staff will choose approximately 24 images which will include a cover photo, one photo for each month, and smaller inset images. The theme for the 2020 calendar will be The Flora and Fauna of Lathrop State Park. So, of course, we will be looking primarily for images of plants and animals, but we will also accept landscape photographs which feature animals or particular plants & plant communities (i.e. piñon/juniper woodland).

The contest is open to the general public to both amateur and professional photographers. All photos must be original and taken by the submitting entrant. All photos must have been taken at Lathrop State Park.

Entries need to be in a digital format.

Please submit photos no later than August 31,2019. Entries can be sent electronically to the GOCO Interpreter at, or brought in to the Visitor

Center on a flash drive to be downloaded. With the photo entry, please supply us with the photographer’s name, address, e-mail and phone number. Additionally, a release form will have to completed to allow us to use your image for our 2020 calendar only. Call GOCO Interpreter Tom Macedo (719) 738-2376, ext. 6


Jill Jones at La Veta Mercantile

LA VETA — Jill Jones will perform Saturday, August 31, 7 pm at La Veta Mercantile. Jones, lead vocals and rhythm guitar, was founder and lead singer of The Hays County Gals and The Lone Star Chorale, recipient of the 2002 Academy of Western Artists Cowboy Group of the Year Award. A veteran of cowboy gatherings across the country, she has appeared with Willie Nelson on TNN’s “Legends of Country Music” and Ian Tyson at the Elko National Cowboy Gathering. Bob Goldstein is known as one of the best sidemen in the Southwest, Bob was nominated for instrumentalist of the year by the Western Music Association, and for Guitar Player of the Year by the Colorado Bluegrass Music Association.


50 Shades of Brown, with a Little Blue

LA VETA — The Spanish Peaks Arts Council in La Veta invites everyone to the opening reception Saturday, Aug. 31, 5 – 7 pm for Nan McDowell’s exhibit of her intimate and expressive oil paintings that comprise her show “50 Shades of Brown…with a Little Blue”. Also opening this week is the “Artists Choice” exhibit which includes original art by 16 area artists. The variety of media includes oils, watercolors, acrylics, photography, pastel, encaustic and repurposed materials. The shows will be on display until Sept. 21.

SPACe is open daily except Mondays. Call 719 742-3074 for information, or visit Located in the Town Park at 132 W. Ryus, the Spanish Peaks Arts Council is a nonprofit organization supported by volunteers, members, and donations. There is no admission fee.


Stand up comedian Chris Fonseca at the Fox Theatre

WALSENBURG — The Fox Comedy Club summer lineup continues Saturday, August 31, 7 to 10 pm when Chris Fonseca performs at the Fox Theatre, 715 Main Street. For tickets and more information call 719-695-2199.


Experimental drawing & painting at La Veta School of the Arts

LA VETA — La Veta School of the Arts (LVSA) presents Peggy Zehring’s fun, abstract, experimental drawing and painting one week or two week class which will be happening at The La Veta School of the Arts in La Veta, CO from Tuesday, September 3, through Friday, September 13. Draw with charcoal and then use the images you created unconsciously to unfold abstract paintings. You’ll learn to make your work personal and original. You’ll also learn color mixing, recognizing and capitalizing on your own marks, compositional excellence and much more. All levels of experience are welcome. $375 a week. For info or to register call 719-742-3421, or e-mail LVArt- or register online at


HCHS September meeting

LA VETA — The next meeting of the Huerfano County Historical Society will be held Wednesday, September 4, 4 pm in the Capps Building at Francisco Fort. The public is cordially invited to attend.


AARP Smart Driver Course

WALSENBURG — The new four hour refresher course from AARP Driver Safety will be offered at the Spanish Peaks Library, Thursday, September 5, 10:30 am to 3:30 pm. We’ll take a one hour break for lunch, 12 to 1 pm. Learn valuable defensive driving skills, stay current with new rules of the road, the la- test driving technologies and much more. Drivers 55 years and older will get multi year discounts on their auto insurance. You may register or get more information by calling 719-868-2288.


Huerfano Soup at La Veta Mercantile

LA VETA — The next Huerfano Soup, a monthly community-based potluck, will be held Thursday, September 5, 6 pm. The Soup is where participants, through this micro- granting dinner, assist a variety of projects in Huerfano County. A potluck item and a $5 donation make you eligible to vote on the evening’s presentations. As a diner, you will hear 3 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. Sponsored by Bachman & Associates.


La Veta Schools hosts illegal substances presentation

LA VETA — La Veta Schools is hosting an IL- LEGAL SUBSTANCES presentation by Lynn Riemer, September 5, 2019 at 6:00 pm in the Roger Brunelli Gymnasium. As an experienced chemist and prior member of the North Metro Drug Task Force in Colorado, Lynn’s experience and engaging style brings a real, personal, and vivid face to the issues presented by drug use. Discussion items include National and state statistics, how to recognize if your child is using, Current trends in high schools/teenage use, resources for parents, and Q&A Session. The public is welcome to attend this informative event.


Meet & Greet at Lathrop State Park

WALSENBURG — Friday, September 6, Lathrop State Park will host a Meet & Greet. Get to know some of the newest members of the Lathrop State Park family and catch up with some of your old friends there. You can enjoy a complimentary root beer float and take part in a fun naturalist activity. The event is from 2 and 4 pm at the Visitor Center.

A park pass will not be required for those attending the Open house at the Visitor Center, but will be required for anyone enter- ing the rest of the park.


Dynamix concert at the Fox

WALSENBURG — The Historic Fox Theatre in Walsenburg is partnering with Downtown Revitalization to bring you a one-night only kick-off concert for Mountain Mining days, Friday, September 6, 8 to 11:30 pm. Mountain Mining Days is an annual celebration on Saturday, September 7. Dynamix is Walsenburg’s hometown favorite! Come celebrate the end of summer and get ready for Mountain Mining days!


Mountain Mining Days

WALSENBURG — The Sixth Annual Walsen- burg end of summer celebration is set for Saturday, September 7, 11 am to 5 pm at 6th and Main Street. There will be food and craft vendors, a Kids zone, and more throughout the day. The Hot Rods and Vintage car show will be on display along 5th Street throughout the afternoon. Live music featuring Serpico and the Outlaws will be on the stage at Miners Plaza. Mountain Mining Day starts with a parade in downtown Walsenburg featuring the Fort Carson Marching Band, equestrian riders, floats, collectible cars, and more! If someone wants to have a vendor booth, please call Laurie at Legends Flooring.


Gabrielle Louise at La Veta Mercantile

LA VETA — Gabrielle Louise’s music is anchored deeply in folk and Americana, but un- deniably drawn to rich harmonies and melodic adventurism. Louise will be on stage Saturday, September 7, 7 pm at La Veta Mercantile. Her sound has the earthy feel of early Joni Mitchell while also veering into the spirited and versatile delivery of fellow genre- hopping artist Eva Cassidy. Unafraid to take a musical escapade in the name of inspiration, Gabrielle is at one moment folkie and ethereal, the next a smoky jazz chanteuse. Tickets are $15 in advance or $18 day of show.

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“What’s Upstairs” at SPLD?

WALSENBURG — Spanish Peaks Library will be hosting an event “What’s Upstairs?” Sunday, September 8, 2 to 4 pm. Ever wonder what’s upstairs at your Library? Did you at- tend classes at Walsenburg High School and are curious to revisit the past? Join us for a exploration of “What’s Upstairs!”


September Care ‘n Share

WALSENBURG — The June Care ‘n Share food distribution for Huerfano County will be Tuesday, September 10, 10 to about 11:30 am at Delaney Hall on E 7th. Bring proper ID and bags or box for food. Food passed out on first come first serve basis. “This institution is an equal opportunity provider.”



Fire Line at Spanish Peaks Inn

GULNARE —Fire Line band will perform Saturday, August 31, 7:30 to11:30 pm at Spanish Peaks Inn, 22590 County Road 41.6, Aguilar. There is a $5 cover. For more information call 719-941-4288.


Blood Drive

TRINIDAD — There will be a blood drive Friday, August 30, 10 am to 1:30 pm at Trini- dad Community Center, 1309 Beshoar Avenue. This blood drive is sponsored by Vitalant. For more information call 719-846-9843.


Trinidad Roundup time!

TRINIDAD — The 109th Labor Day Week- end Rodeo & Festival begins Friday, August 30 and runs through Monday, September 2. As usual there is a full slate of events scheduled:


PLTT Downtown Night and Labor Day Kick off Social (Time and place to be determined)

All day: PLTT Offsite Sales all weekend; Vendors and booths at Las County Fair Grounds (call Ron to set up booth: 719-766-0544)
1 pm: 4-H Cornhole Tournament, Indoor Arena (Call John: 858-692-3499)
8 pm: Silent Auction
8 pm-midnight: Dance, music by CappTon Reid, Indoor Arena
9 pm: Queen Coronation

All day: Wear Pink Day, support breast cancer awareness
1 pm: Rodeo, Westernaires & kids events

9 am: Parade (Deadline for entries Aug. 26) Line up begins at 6:30 am. Theme: Saddled Up and Untameable
11:30 am to 1 pm: Las Animas County Repub- lican Party Free BBQ, Round Up Park. Key- note speaker will be Weld County Sheriff Steve Reams.

Trinidad Round-Up Association Board Members are: President – Frank Cantoria, Vice President – Kristy Bennett,Treasurer – Karen Buhr, Secretary – Ron Galasso, and Becky Buhr, Bill Buhr, Bill Mattorano, Bethani McCoy, Darla Smith, Bernie VanGorden, Kim Schultz, Jake Mrace, Liz & Jerry Romero and other volunteers.

For more info contact: Buhr Chiropractic,719-845-0711 or 719-680-0424 or or


Trinidad Roundup Block Party (vendors welcome!)

TRINIDAD — Come on out to the Trinidad Roundup Downtown Block Party! Trinidad Roundup Association, in partnership with Phil Long Toyota of Trinidad and Trinidad Historic Main Street, presents “Saddled Up & Untameable Block Party,” Friday, August 30, to celebrate and kickoff the 109th Annual Trinidad Roundup & Labor Day Parade, down- town, from 6 pm to 10 pm in the Phil Long Toyota parking lot at 105 E. Cedar St. This no cover, family friendly event, offers music, dancing, vendors, food vendors, stick-horse races, Cornhole, and beer garden for attendees over 21 with valid ID.

In an effort to promote business opportunities, the partners cordially invite any vendor or business to participate in selling their goods on this evening, and/or over the course of the Labor Day weekend in the Phil Long Toyota Parking Lot or at the LAC Fairgrounds, con- tact Karen Buhr at 719-680-0424 for more info.


Pancake breakfast at Trinidad Lake State Park

TRINIDAD — Meet at Viola Group Picnic Area for a pancake breakfast fundraiser Saturday, August 31, 8 am to noon. Pancakes, sausage, coffee, and milk for a $5 donation. For more information contact the friends of Trinidad Lake State Park @FOTLSP.


Paws in the Park and Dinky Dog Derby

TRINIDAD — Mark your calendars for Labor Day Weekend, Saturday, August 31, from 8 am to noon, at Cimino Park. Get ready, grab your leashes and get your paws moving to Paws in the Park! The park will be transformed into Paws in the Park during the Trinidad Community Farmer’s Market where your pets can be vaccinated and microchipped. You and your pet will also be able to enjoy pet friendly vendors & activities, and check out the won- derful assortment of farmer’s market goods.

Don’t have a furry friend? Find yours at Paws in the Park; there will be lots of great of adoptable dogs, cats, kitties, and puppies at our adoption booth. You and your best friends can purchase and enjoy an array of local produce, handmade goods, and all sorts of treats at the Farmer’s Market.

It’s an event for the entire family and will be filled with fun! This event is open to everyone, from everywhere!
*Clinic cost per dog or cat:
*Rabies vaccine: $10
*FVRCP or DA2PPV vaccine: $10
*Microchip installation $20
*City of Trinidad pet license cost per pet: *Un-Neutered or Un-Spayed Dog: $15 *Neutered or Spayed Dog: $8
*Cats: $3
*Dinky Doggie Derby entry fee: $5

If you are a pet friendly vendor and would like to participate, or if you are interested in volunteering to help out during this fantastically fun-filled event, or if you would like more information, call Noah’s Ark at 719- 680-2385.


88th Labor Day Golf Tourney

TRINIDAD — The Labor Day Golf Tournament will run from Saturday, August 31 through Monday, September 2 at Trinidad Municipal Golf Course, 1417 Nolan Dr., call Trinidad Pro Shop at 719-846-4015, for more information.


Hands on History at Trinidad Lake State Park

TRINIDAD — Native American Hands On History: Home Near the Heart of the World presentation will be held Saturday, August 31, 5 to 8 pm at Trinidad Lake State Park Amphi- theater. Presented by Pamela Good Wind, In- digenous Roots, LLC. Pamela Good Wind is the Director of Education for Indigenous Roots. The mission of Indigenous Roots is to present, preserve, and perpetuate the history and cultural heritage of Native Americans in a way that promotes accuracy, sensitivity, and respect.

During this special evening program, you will learn the history behind an on site Tipi ring artifact, use replicas of artifacts to grind corn, enjoy tasty, traditional Blue Corn muffins, listen to a traditional story, try your hand with indigenous hunting tools, by throwing a spear, using an atlatl, & throwing a rabbit stick.

Meet us at the Ampitheater at 5pm. The program is FREE, but all visitors must have a park pass, to register call Amy 719-422-3089.


Network Council meeting

TRINIDAD — Come share what’s going on with your organization and hear what every- one else is doing at the next Network Council meeting, Thursday, September 5, 8 am at the 2nd floor Community Room of the First Na- tional Bank Galleria building. Network Council meetings are where we discuss upcoming ideas, activities and community excitement. Come be part of the network!


Book Readers Rock!

TRINIDAD — Book Readers Rock is a club for readers in grades 6 through 8 at the Carnegie Public Library, 202 N. Animas. The next meeting of the club is Friday, September 6, 1:30 to 3 pm. This month, bring your favorite book.


First Friday Art Walk

TRINIDAD — Come down to downtown Trinidad Friday, September 6, 5 to 7 pm for the First Friday Art Walk. Galleries participating are:

Opening Reception-, Trinidad Photography Gallery 319 W. Main
Corazon Gallery- 149 E Main St Ste 1,
 Marketplace Gallery, 149 E. Main Street. Raggio, Commercial St.

Sawa Art Gallery- 114 E. Main
Raggio, Commercial St.
The Gallery at Bachman and Associates Real Estate, 132 E Main Street,
Tours of Fox Theater
A. R. Mitchell Museum of Western Art- 150 E. Main St


Tyrone Flats Adventure Ride

TRINIDAD — This ride, Saturday, September 7, 7 am to 5 pm is part of the Explore Las Animas Dirt Series. Adventure rides are not races. They’re about having fun hanging 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.

The day begins at 7 am for Registration / sign in; 8:30 am warm up and a 9 am start, then finishes at Elm Street Train Depot (apx 3pm), followed by dinner (apx 4 pm).

This ride was scheduled for the fall for a reason. It’s one that exposes riders to elements of a high plains desert. Imagine what it was like to make the Santa Fe Trail journey on horse years ago? The ride exposes us to limited shade, dusty roads, cattle and cactus. If you’re lucky, you’ll catch a glimpse of eagles, hawks, and ravens within a matter of minutes of one another. Segments of ride go past the ghost towns of Tyrone and Model. The latter of which was the site of horrific B24 bomber training accident and has a noteworthy origin story. It was a community originally a planned to be a “model” community, hence the name. Today it’s abandoned builDings, along with the canyons and plains of Purgatoire Valley once inhabited by the Apache, make for some fantastic visuals on this ride. $75 registration. To register and for more information: 303-775-8486 or


Noah’s Ark “Downtown Tabby” tickets available

TRINIDAD — Saturday, September 7, the much-anticipated “Downton Tabby” will take place from 2 to 5 pm at the beautiful Bloom Mansion Gardens at The Trinidad History Museum. In true “Downton” fashion, this high tea event promises a delightful afternoon of food, games, and conversation. The event features a costume contest, a mustache contest, a croquet tournament, a silent auction, and much more. Tickets are now available at the Noah’s Ark Thrift Store. Tickets are just $30 each: must be 18 yrs and up to attend.

More information about the new animal shelter, Paws in the Park, and Downton Tabby is available at or by calling 719-680- 2385 or 719-846-8578.


Princeton scholarship film and information session

TRINIDAD — The premiere viewing of the Princeton Goree Scholarship video will be held Sunday, September 8, 7 pm at Mt. Carmel Health, Wellness & Community Center, 911 Robinson Avenue.

An informational session and reception will follow. This film is open to the public and students who are interested in learning about the Goree Scholarships for Las Animas County residents. Come join us!


Philosophy Cafe at the Carnegie

TRINIDAD — The next Philosophy Cafe at the Carnegie Public Library will be held Monday, September 9, 5- 6pm. Discuss existence with your friends and neighbors. Free of charge and open to the public. Inspired by the Café Philosophique movement, and by Socrates Café, by Christopher Phillips. If you enjoy contemplating what we are and why we’re here, join us for this facilitated discus- sion. Everyone welcome!

Trinidad Carnegie Public Library, 120 S. Maple


TMA Holiday Concert rehearsals begin

TRINIDAD — The community choir will begin rehearsals for the Holiday concert Monday, September 9, 6:30 to 8 pm at, Massari Per- forming Arts Center-corner of State and Broom, entry on Pine. Rehearsals continue every Monday until the concerts on December 7 and 8.


FREE legal help at Carnegie Library

TRINIDAD — The next free legal clinic at the Carnegie Public Library will be Tuesday, September 10, 3 to 4 pm. Patrons can have a private video conference with an attorney, here at the library. Call the library at 719/846-6841, or come in to sign up in advance. Normally, there will be four, fifteen minute sessions to discuss civil matters only



Youth Night Street Dance

RATON — The Youth Night Street Dance is a new event happening this Labor Day Weekend in Raton on Friday, August 30, 6 to 9 pm. A street dance, food, and fun will be provided on Historic First Street. Security/chaperone provided by Zia Youth, Raton Police Department, and NM State Police. For more information call Raton Mainstreet 575-445-2052.


Wagon Mound Bean Festival & Rodeo

WAGON MOUND — The annual Wagon Mound Bean Festival is bigger and better than ever with a full weekend of activities beginning Friday, August 30 and runs through Monday, September 2 including the “Biggest Open Rodeo Series in New Mexico”; Street Dance, Dinner & Bean Cleaning Party; 7th Annual Wagon Mound Bean Day Car & Truck Show; Saturday Night Bean Day Dance; Amateur Horseshoe Tournament; Wagon Mound Bean Day Mud Bog Race – Qualifying Event; Sunday Night Bean Day Dance; Annual Wagon Mound Bean Day Parade; complete at:

The Bean Day Rodeo is the biggest open rodeo in New Mexico Bean Day is the final rodeo stop in the “Whatever It Takes” Rodeo Series put on by TA Rodeo.

Action is Saturday, August 31, through Monday September 2. The rodeo begins at 2 pm. $10 for adults, $5 for kids (6-14), Free – kids (5 & under). Entries close each day at 1:30 pm.

7th Annual Wagon Mound Bean Day Car & Truck Show is August 31, 11:30 am – 3:00 pm. People come from all over New Mexico, Texas & Colorado to show their cars at our annual Car & Truck Show. Enjoy music and food vendors while you admire the cars. We are currently looking for vendors.

Wagon Mound Bean Day Mud Bog Race – Qualifying Event Sunday, September 1. Come out to our 10th Annual Mud Bogs hosted by Phillips Mud Racing at the Rodeo Arena in Wagon Mound, NM. This race is a Qualifying Race for the MSWPM Midwest Showdown in TX!!

Gates open at 8 am, Race begins at 11 am gate admission $10-Adults $5- Kids concession is available. After the race enjoy music by Tylor Brandon at the Wagon Mound gym.

The Bean Day Parade begins at 9:30 a.m. on Monday, September 2. The parade theme is “Flash Back to the 80s” Contact parade organizer- Abran 575-643-6402 for information or to enter. Trophies awarded to 1st & 2nd place entries.

Our Amateur Horseshoe Pitching Tournament, Sunday, September 1, 10 am to 2 pm, is open to all ages. $20 will buy you and a friend an entry fee in the tournament. Trophies are awarded to the top three teams. There is no fee for spectators. Contact Adrian Clothier 575-666-2493 for more information or to enter your team early.


Gate City Music Festival

RATON — Nestled against the mesas of the southern Rockies along the Santa Fe Trail, Raton, New Mexico at 6680 ft. is the perfect spot to enjoy fabulous music, scenic vistas, blue skies, and a taste of the Southwest.

The Gate City Music Festival featuring Josh Gallagher from The Voice runs Saturday, August 31 and Sunday, September 1 at Raton Mainstreet, 145 S 1st Street.

The Festival Schedule is:

SATURDAY, August 31st, 2019
10am-11pm (Free live music all day Saturday and free street dance Saturday night)
10 am to 10 pm—Street Fair with vendors and sidewalk sales 11:30am to 1 pm— Music by Secondhand
3 to 6 pm — Music by Stranded
7 to 11 pm — Music by Whiskey Baby (FREE Street Dance on Historic 1st Street)

SUNDAY, September 1, 2019

12pm-5pm — (free live music Sunday until 5pm, concert Sun- day night requires tickets)
12pm to 5pm — Street Fair with vendors and sidewalk sales 12 to 1:30pm — Music by Jonathan Castillo y Profundo

2 to 5pm— Music by Candace Vargas
7 pm to 11 pm — (Tickets required) Concerts at the Historic Shuler Theater, Zoe Elliott, Crystal & WIll Yates, and Head- liner: Josh Gallagher. Tickets / More Information:


Cleveland Millfest

CLEVELAND — The Cleveland Millfest Labor Day weekend runs Saturday, August 31 and Sunday, September 1, 10 am to 3 pm. Over 60 artists and craftspeople are participating. Local food booths, music and entertainment both days continuously. $3 per vehicle parking fee, admission into museum $5 adults; 12 to 17 are $3; and under 12 free, must be accompanied by parent or guardian. non alcohol event please

The museum is located just off NM Hwy 518 near mile marker 31.5. For more information call or visit 575-387-2645


Springer Movie Night

SPRINGER — Come out Friday, September 6, 7 pm (dusk) to Springer Museum Park, 516 Maxwell Ave for Springer Movie Night. Movie night is sponsored by the Springer Chamber of Commerce. Free popcorn!


First Annual NM/CO Chile Contest

RATON — New Mexico and Colorado go head-to-head in a chile cook off Saturday, September 7, 12 pm at Ripley Park, Savage Avenue. The cookoff is presented by Colfax County Democrats. For more information call 505-681-8393.


Entrepreneur Recruitment Event

RATON — Are you interested in starting your own business but don’t know where to start? Join us Saturday, Sept. 7 , 1 to 3 pm at The Center for Community Innovation, 130 Park Ave. to see if you have what it takes to be an entrepreneur and join the Start, Grow, Revive (SGR) workshop series coming up this Fall! This entrepreneur recruitment event will give you insight and information on what to expect in the SGR workshop series to be hold one weekend every month beginning in October through January.

For more information, contact Patricia Duran at (575) 224- 6718 or


3rd Annual 911 Memorial Walk

RATON — Everyone is invited to honor “Fallen First Responders And Victims Of The 9-11-01 Terrorism Attack”, Wednesday 9-11-19, 1800 hours (6 pm). The walk begins at District #8 Fire Station, 217 N. 3rd Street, across from Colfax County Courthouse. There is no fee to walk; please walk to honor the fallen. Never forget 911! This walk is sponsored by Colfax County Rapid Response. For more information con- tact – Nate Sandoval 719-232-5555 or DJ Martinez 719-321-4607.