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Highway of Legends community yard sales this weekend

hUERFANo/LAS ANiMAS coUNtiES — La Veta Village-Assisted Living Project is organizing The Inaugural Highway of Legends Community Yard Sales on Saturday, July 20 and Sunday, 21, 9-5 each day. We urge all businesses and individuals to setup their own tables/booths in Walsenburg, La Veta, Cuchara, Aguilar, Trinidad, Stonewall, and Weston. Please con- tact Beckie 303-419-0694, email to or go to the for more information.


Host an exchange student today!

oUR WoRLd — Host an exchange student for 3, 5, or 10 months! Make a lifelong friend abroad. Enrich your family with another culture. Now, you can host a high school exchange student (girl or boy) from France, Germany, Scandanavia, Spain, Australia, Brazil, Italy, or other countries. Single parents, as well as couples with or without children, may host. Contact us ASAP for more information or to select your student. Call State Coordinator, Margot, at 719-359-0006 or Amy, at 1-800-733-2773 (Toll Free). Visit us at or email us at for more information.


State Fair entries

pUEBLo — The Colorado Department of Agriculture invites everyone to be part of the 2019 Colorado State Fair. The Fair’s General Entry department is a gateway for people of all ages to participate in still exhibit competitions.

From baking and beer to poetry and pet photos, still exhibits at the Fair provide a one-of-a-kind opportunity to show- case creative talent and skill while competing for an iconic state fair blue ribbon.

General Entry categories include: Amateur Art, Floriculture, Arts and Crafts, Needle Arts, Beer and Wine, Pantry, All- age Coloring Contest, Poetry, Dolls, Porcelain Art, FFA Ag Mechanics, Quilts, Farm and Garden Sponsored Competitions, and Fine Arts. Details for general entry competitions and special contests are listed on the Colorado State Fair website: Submissions will be accepted through Friday, July 19 and may be submitted online or through the Colorado State Fair General Entry office at 1001 Beulah Ave., Pueblo, CO 81004.

The 2019 Colorado State Fair will take place August 23 – September 2. This year’s theme is “Horsin’ Around Since 1869 in Pueblo, Colorado” and celebrates 150 years of horse shows and competitions at the fair. For more information, visit, visit the Colorado State Fair Face- book page or call 719-404-2080.

The state fairgrounds provides nearly $34 million in economic activity to Colorado throughout the year; $29 million of that activity is driven by the annual State Fair event. In addition to showcasing Colorado agriculture, the annual event features one of the country’s largest traveling carnivals, art- work, crafts, food competitions, rodeo action, a wide variety of food and merchandise booths and a Fiesta Day honoring Colorado’s Hispanic culture.



Pub Night at the Mercantile

LA VEtA — Pub night will be on Friday, July 19 beginning at 6:00 p.m. There will be pub food and live music from the Celtic Orphans. There is no admission charge. Adult beverages, soda, tea, coffee, and food will be available for purchase.

The La Veta Mercantile is located at 300 S Main St, La Veta, CO 81055.


Jon Chandler at La Veta Mercantile

LA VEtA — Join us on July 20, from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. at the La Veta Merantile for an evening of meaningful songwriting and smooth delivery. A seventh generation Coloradan and an award-winning singer, songwriter, novelist and poet, Jon writes of the historic and contemporary West.

For more information, please call 719-742-3387.

The La Veta Mercantile is located at 300 S Main St, La Veta, CO 81055.


Nancy Norton at the Fox

WALSENBURG — Come see Nancy Norton at the Fox in Walsenburg on July 20 from 8:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

2018 Boston Comedy Festival Winner Nancy Norton makes her way to Walsenburg to bring her family-friendly high energy comedy to the Fox Theatre!

Nancy is known for performing uniquely funny shows that connect with universal truths through her natural, high energy, fast-paced, and engaging style.

For more information, please call 719-695-2199.

The Fox Theatre Walsenburg is located at 715 Main St, Walsenburg, CO 81089.


John Fullbright at La Veta Mercantile

LA VEtA — Come see John Fullbright at the La Veta Mercantile on July 21, from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Fullbright possesses a keen ear for memorable melody and a unique approach to harmony, moving through chord progressions far outside the expected confines of traditional folk or Americana. His performances are stark and direct, a deliberate approach meant to deliver the songs in their purest and most honest form.

Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 on the day of the show. For more information, please call 719-742-3387.
The La Veta Mercantile is located at 300 S Main St, La Veta, CO 81055.


HCWCD meeting

WALSENBURG — The HCWCD board meeting will be held Monday, July 22 at 6:00 p.m. at the Walsenburg Housing Authority activities room.


Peach fundraiser for SCCY

WALSENBURG — Sangre de Cristo Center for Youth taking orders now for peach orders to be delivered in August. These peaches are tree ripened, hand-picked Western Slope #1 peaches. This yearly fundraiser is important for the SCCY programs presented throughout the year. 10 pound boxes are $23 ($8 for SCCY, tax deductible) and 18 pound boxes are $36 ($12 for SCCY). Orders must be in by Friday, August 2. Pick up the order slips at the SCCY office, 513 Main Street. Call 719- 738-1573 to order or get more information.


Peach fundraiser for La Veta United Methodist Church

LA VEtA — There is still time to order your supply of delicious, #1 Palisade peaches through LA VETA UNITED METH- ODIST CHURCH. We are currently receiving orders and your order will be ready for pickup on Sunday, August 18 between 10:30a-2:30p. Order forms are available throughout town—including blank forms at the door of La Veta United Methodist Church on the corner of Main and Virginia. When filling out your form, please make sure to include your name, phone and email address so we may send you a reminder for pickup. All orders must be accompanied by cash or check. Should you have any questions, visit our website at


Vision, Purpose & Presence nature/yoga retreat

LA VEtA — Join us for a day of yoga, body awareness, horses for non-riders, nature and good food in an uplifting environment on Sunday July 21, 9:30 am to 4:30 pm. This retreat day will be led by yoga instructor, Ruth Heal and Horse and Human Development trainer, Kim Seng. It is being held on private land 10 miles north of La Veta surrounded by majestic mountains. The day will include a yoga practice suitable for all levels, time spent with gentle horses, an opportunity to clarify and set intentions and goals, and to connect with nature and other like-minded individuals. There will be a delicious homemade lunch with locally sourced ingredients. The cost for the retreat is $75.

To reserve your place please contact Ruth at or 415-233-2632 or Kim at or 719-989-0466 by Friday July 19. A $25 deposit will be required at the time of booking.


Photographers invited to enter show

LA VEtA — Photographers are invited to enter the Annual Photography Show at SPACe in La Veta this week. All work must be framed and ready to hang, with a wire attached to the back. Bring photography either Friday or Saturday, July 19 & 20 between 11 am – 3 pm. Cash prizes totaling over $2000 will be awarded in two categories–Color and Monochromatic. Entry fees are $10 for members and $15 for nonmembers for each entry, with a limit of 3 entries per artist. For more information call SPACe, 719 742-3074 or visit the SPACe website,


Francisco Fort Day 5k fun run/10k

LA VEtA — The Francisco Fort Day 5k fun run/10k will take place on Saturday, July 20th at 9:00 a.m. It is organized by Two Peaks Fitness. The race starts at Capps Building on 115 W Francisco. Registration is $20 each. Proceeds will benefit the Spring Fire flood victims and recovery. All participants will receive a t-shirt. A water station and post-run refreshments will be provided. Pick up your packet beginning at 8:30 a.m. and choose to partici- pate in either the 5k Fun Run/Walk or the 10k. Both begin at 9:00 a.m. The 10k is part of the RaBa Cinco series. For information on other runs in this series, see the website.

See www.twopeaksfitness/activities to register, or register on site.


Horsemanship clinic

LA VEtA — Come join us Saturday, July 20, 9 am to 4 pm at the Huerfano County Fair- grounds, 401 Moore Ave. for a horsemanship clinic for all ages. The schedule is: 9 am- Colt starting and problem solving. 12 pm-free lunch*. 1 pm- Basic horsemanship. Prices are: 13+years$15;6–12years$5;0–5FREE! *Free lunch is provided for spectators and participants while supplies last.

Ben Lard has been training horses for over 15 years. His gentle technique and ability to understand horses is something every- one, equestrian or not, is sure to appreciate! He is passionate about helping others improve their relationship and communication with their equine partners. He is a firm believer that there is no end to what we can learn and improve upon! Come with questions and a desire to learn more!

If you are interested in participating, please email for more in- formation! We’d love to have you!


Territorial Daughters meeting at Uptop

Uptop — Join the Southern Chapter of Territorial Daughters for their July meeting on Saturday, July 20, at noon. We will be meeting at Uptop on Old La Veta Pass. The program will be on the history of Uptop and the efforts to save the historic site during the 2018 Spring Fire. A tour of the historic buildings will follow the program.

Please bring your lunch and enjoy a picnic at this beautiful historic site! RSVP by Wednesday, July 17.


3 on 3 basketball

WALSENBURG — A 3 on 3 tournament will be held Saturday, July 20, 8 am to 6 pm at John Mall High School. Two age groups: women’s and men’s teams – incoming freshmen to adult ages and Junior High – 6th to 8th grade. $100 entry per team; 5 person limit. To register contact Coach Lamberson, 719-941-4135 or 505- 850-4527 or email

A release must be signed. Download @ or fill out the day of the tournament.


Warriors Football sign ups

WALSENBURG — Walsenburg Warriors Football sign-ups for 2nd – 6th grade will be held Saturday, July 20 and Saturday, July 27 from 10 am – 12 pm at the City Park. Bring a copy of your child’s birth certificate and the $60 entry fee. Please feel free to contact head coordinator Veronica at 719-242-1732.


Francisco Fort Days~Celebrating La Veta’s origins

LA VEtA — Francisco Fort Days will be Saturday, July 20 and Sunday, July 21. Two days of music, dancers, historic programs/presenters, paranormal research results, arts and crafts vendors, food, duck races, adobe brick making workshop, family fun and games…all at Francisco Fort Museum, 306 S. Main Street.

Featured Performers and Presenters are: Smythe and Taylor, on the Francisco Plaza Stage; Singer/Songwriter/Novelist Jon Chandler at the La Veta Mercantile, 7 p.m., June 20*; The Celtic Orphans; The Ramblin’ Rangers; Dead October Paranormal; Ken Saydak in the Plaza Spur Saloon; The Crooked Hook Black- smith; Ken Frye discussing the Old Spanish Trail; and many, many more!

Francisco Fort is Colorado’s only original adobe fort still standing.
The Festival hours are: Saturday 8 am to 5 pm and Sunday 10 am to 4 pm. For more info call: 719-742-5501 or visit our website at:

Admission to the museum and all events are free this weekend, except as noted with an * Chandler will be sharing his family’s local history and signing books at The Fort on June 20. *His evening performance at the La Veta Mercantile is a ticketed event.


La Veta United Methodist Women Granny’s Attic and Bake Sale

LA VEtA — Don’t miss the La Veta United Methodist Women Granny’s Attic and Bake Sale! This takes place on July 20, 2019, with hours from 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. There are crafts, bake sale items and, of course, the not to be missed Granny’s Attic, full of things you didn’t know you needed.

Everything is located in the basement of the United Methodist Church in La Veta at 420 S. Main St.

So, while you are attending the Francisco Fort Days, make Granny’s Attic one of your stops. All proceeds from the sale go to local missions and outreach projects of the La Veta Methodist Women.


Silver Spurs Ranch Annual Meeting and Picnic

WALSENBURG — The 2019 Silver Spurs Ranch Property Owners Association Annual meeting, will be held on Saturday, July 20. The meeting will be held at the Historic Fox Theatre 715 Main Street. (Handicap access avail- able). You will be receiving your proxy forms in the mail soon along with the RSVP for the picnic afterwards.

Following the meeting there will be a picnic on the Ranch at Bonnie Gallagher’s home. Bonnie is lining up some yard games and other fun things to do.


Blues on deck

cUchARA —For 20 years Claude and Michele Appel have hosted many house concerts that many of you have either heard about or attended. This year they are hoping to bring more people up to enjoy the music by having a concert on the old Baker Creek Restaurant deck! Saturday, July 20, 2:00 p.m. there will be an Outdoor House Concert at Cuchara Mountain Park.

Performing will be Chicago great, Ken Saydak and Lucious Spiller, the 2014 #1 in the USA and #2 in the world at the Memphis International Blues Challenge. After watching and performing with Lucious, blues great Bo Diddley exclaimed, “I done played with a bunch of musicians all over the world. But, son, you got it!!”

Bring your camp chair, picnic, beverage of choice and enjoy a Cuchara afternoon listening to some great licks and lyrics! In case of inclement weather the concert will be moved inside the restaurant – which the new owners have worked diligently this past winter to restore. Call Michele at 719- 989- 1023 to purchase your tickets and arrange for delivery or better yet – for more information about the artists and to purchase by credit card visit to purchase an e-ticket!!!

Gardner’s Friday potlucks

GARdNER — Miss meeting friends and neighbors at the Wildflower? Come on out on Fridays, 5 to 8 pm this summer to the Community Center. Bring a dish to share, bring music, help set up/and or clean up, just gift us with your presence! There are some plates and utensils at the center, but to be sure to have some bring your own (we’re trying to minimize what we’re dumping on the planet). Please call if you plan to come after 7, 719-331- 3796, as sometimes we’re out of there by then but will be happy to wait for you! Questions? Call Harlene Michaels, 719-331-3796. Hope to see you there!


Rendezvous at SPACe

LA VEtA — The Spanish Peaks Arts Council (SPACe) proudly announces the opening of the 2019 Western Rendezvous Show, a juried and judged show that includes artists working in all media from throughout the US.

“The show includes artwork for everyone and is probably our best Western art shows” says Carole Kramer, curator for the show. The show will be on display until July 20. In addition to the show, selected pieces from the collection of Ed and Valley Lowrance are also available for purchase. Sales from the Lowrance collection will be donated to SPACe. Summer hours for SPACe are: Tues. – Fri. 11 am – 4 pm; Sat. 10 am – 4 pm; Sun. Noon-4 pm


Annual Sundance near Gardner

GARdNER — The Aztlan Native American Community Church is hosting its annual Sundance from July 14-21, 2019. The Dance proper is July 18-21.

Banned by the US Government in 1890, the Sundance Ceremony has survived and continues to flourish today throughout Turtle Island. Please educate yourself about the Sun- dance and sweatlodge before coming out to our ceremonies.

This is not a tourist attraction, and only sincere people will be allowed to attend. There will be a women’s sweatlodge each evening followed by a community lodge.

Food donations will be accepted. The kitchen serves one meal a day free of charge. Cash donations for bathrooms supplies, propane for the kitchen, trash removal, etc are also appreciated.

The address is 7100 CR 620, Gardner, CO 81040. Directions: Take Highway 69 to just past mile marker 24. Take a right on Williams Creek Road. Go straight for 5 miles, no lefts, and turn right at the ‘T’. At the first driveway go left.

No drugs, no alcohol, no dogs, no gossip.


La Veta Art Walk

LA VEtA — The La Veta Art Walk will take place on July 26, from 5:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. There will be fine arts and crafts, refreshments, meet the artists, and music in La Veta.

Participating galleries are Space, Park- side, Woodworking Gallery, Painted Horse, Gallery on Main, Crafted in Colorado, Silver Shoe, and Shalawalla.

For more information, visit


Cuchara Mountain Park presents Jeeps and Peeps

cUchARA — Announcing the Cuchara Mountain Park’s first Jeeps and Peeps event July 27 from 9:00 to 4:00. Bring your Jeep and 4-legged “peeps” to the Park to see and be seen. Oh, no jeep? No problem! Come any- way for fun and to check out the jeeps and some jeep related displays. We’ll have jeep parking for easy display, live music, pulled pork sandwiches for sale, hourly prize drawings, informal miniature and disc golf avail- able and other treats too!

Best of all, for jeep lovers: Open Range Overland from San Antonio and Deviant Out- fitters from Colorado Springs are coming to display their jeep related camping products; Cooke Motors from Trinidad is bringing the new Gladiator and a new Rubicon for display; we’ll also have a 1951 Willys to see and appreciate.

There will be a jeep cavalcade up High- way 12 and along the Cordova Pass Road to the Spanish Peaks Wilderness Area around 2:30.

Download the Highway of Legends App to listen to while you drive the beautiful Highway 12 to the park and beyond! https://spa-


Paul J. Foster’s watercolors

LA VEtA — The La Veta Gallery on Main presents artwork from Paul J. Foster, a signature member of the Colorado Watercolor Society. The show will run from July 26 to August 20. The show opening will be on July 26, 2019. Refreshments will be served from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Visit for more information.


Huerfano County Republicans BBQ & Raffle

LA VEtA — The Huerfano County Republicans are putting on an old-fashioned BBQ Saturday, July 27, 5:30—8:30 pm at the La Veta Fairgrounds, 499 Moore Ave. in La Veta. The event will be catered by La Plaza Inn, with live music by Syd Masters & The Swing Riders. Radio personality and former FEMA director Michael Brown is the featured speaker. The cost is $40 per person. Tickets are available at or from any member.

The group is also raffling off two rifles (1st place is an engraved Henry .44, 2nd place is a .22 LR, and 3rd place is $100 cash). Prizes subject to eligibility requirements. Raffle tickets can be purchased on this same website. Or talk to any Republican committee member.


Harry Potter Trivia at the Fox

WALSENBURG — The Spanish Peaks Library District will be hosting Harry Potter Trivia at the Fox Theatre Walsenburg, 715 Main St.

The event is an all ages, family friendly trivia event. For more info, call 719-738-2774.


La Veta School Golf tourney

LA VEtA — The Redskin Open will take place on the Walsenburg Golf Course on Au- gust 3, 2019. The fee to participate is $75 per person. Registration begins at 8:00 a.m.

The format for the tournament will be a four man scramble. To register, visit the golf course or email
Breakfast and Lunch are included in the fee. Prizes will be awarded to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place teams. Prizes are also awarded for longest drive and putt. Door prizes will be given.


Crafters needed!

hUERFANo — We are looking for anyone who might be interested in displaying their craft items such as ceramics, wood working, leather crafter, baked goods, knitting items, photography, gardening items such as squash, cucumbers etc., sewing items, canning items such as jellies, jams, pickles, etc., paintings, quilting, flowers, floral arrangements, hand- made jewelry items, crochet items, etc., in the open class show at the 2019 Huerfano County 4-H Fair.

The open class show is open to the public and all 4-H and FFA kids who would like to display their items for the week of the county

fair. Items must be entered into the open class show on Wednesday, August 7, between 8:00 a.m. and 9 a.m. There is a $5.00 entry fee that covers all of the items you may choose to enter in the open class show. The items you enter will be judged and stay on display for the week of fair and must be picked up on Saturday, August 10, by 4:00 p.m.

If you have any questions please contact the extension office at 719-738-3000 Ext 131.



Apishapa Valley Heritage Center summer hours

AGUiLAR — The Apishapa Valley Heritage Center in Aguilar is completely moved in to their new location, 132 Main Street, and very happy to share with you or your group, our collection of local history and photos. See our historic location and plans for the future. Our regular hours are 10 am to 2 pm on Thursday, Friday, and Saturdays.

We rely on volunteers to stay open and volunteering gives you plenty of time to read stories of past residents, ledgers with invaluable information for your ancestry research and much more. Call to set up an appointment at your convenience if our hours don’t work for you. Call Pat at 719-680-1393 or Barb at 941-9806


In Range at Spanish Peaks Inn

AGUiLAR — In Range featuring Tara Griffis will be playing at the Spanish Peaks Inn on Friday, July 19, from 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. There will be live music in Gulnare. There is a $5 cover charge. Food and drink will be avail- able for purchase. For more information, please call 719-941-4288. The Spanish Peaks Inn is located at 22590 CR 41.6, Aguilar, CO 81020.


Annual Quick Draw at THM

tRiNidAd — The annual “Quick Draw” benefit for Mitchell Museum, Trinidad His- tory Museum will be held Saturday, July 20, 10:30am. Artists will start painting at 10:30 am and will finish at 11:30 am. Live auction will follow at 12 pm. This is a wonderful event and open to all ages. It’s a chance to watch a work of art being created right in front of your eyes. The AR Mitchell Museum is located at 150 E Main Street.


Relay for Life bowling tournament

tRiNidAd — ROAR for Relay for Life is having a 9 pin, no tap bowling tournament at Trinidad Lanes, 823 Van Buren St. in Trinidad on July 20 from 1:00p.m.-5:00 p.m. It is $15 a person for three games, shoes are free.

Enjoy yummy rice and chow mein noodles for $4. All drinks are purchased at the bar. Dress in 1950’s or 1960’s attire or as your favorite rock star! All proceeds go to the American Cancer Society in the fight against cancer!

For any questions, contact Kendra Doherty at 719-680-0693 or Sharon Vallejos at 719-680-1249.


9th annual Mount Carmel festival

tRiNidAd — Mt. Carmel Wellness and Community Center ( is having its 9th Annual Mt. Carmel Festival July 19th – 21st, 2019. Mt. Carmel Wellness and Community Center is located at 911 Robinson Avenue, Trinidad, CO 81082 and is within close proximity to Downtown Trinidad. The Festival will have both indoor and outdoor activities on their Campus throughout the three days. The community is invited to join in the celebration.

Schedule of Events Friday, July 19th, 2019

•Location: Mt. Carmel Wellness and Community Center Campus, 911 Robinson Ave- nue, Trinidad CO 81082
•Time: 4:00 – 11:00 p.m.

•Tickets: Free; no registration is required

4:00 – 8:00pm: Train Rides and Kids Games 4:00 – 9:00pm: Vendor Fair
4:00 – 4:30pm: Illusions Dance
4:30 – 5:00pm: Magic Show

6:00pm: Bingo
8:00 – 11:00pm: Live Music by Cappton Reid

Saturday, July 20th, 2019

•Location: Mt. Carmel Wellness and Community Center Campus, 911 Robinson Ave- nue, Trinidad, CO 81082
•Time: 4:00 – 11:30 pm

•Tickets: Free; no registration is required

4:00 – 8:00pm: Train Rides, Magic Show, and Kids Games
4:00 – 9:00pm: Vendor Fair
4:00 – 4:30pm: Colorado Springs Conservatory Youth Production

5:00 – 5:30pm: Dance Connection
5:30 – 6:00pm: Colorado Springs Conservatory Youth Production
5:30 – 8:15pm: Live Music by Dynamix Band 8:30 – 11:30pm: Live Music by Whiskey Creek


The Feast Of Our Lady Of Mount Carmel

tRiNidAd — The Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Spaghetti & Meatball Dinner will be held Sunday, July 21, 11 am to 2 pm at the Mt Carmel Health, Wellness, & Community Center, 911 Robinson Lane. Tickets are on SALE! Contact us at 719-845-4880 to buy yours! $12. Adult Ticket and $8. Senior / Child Tickets.


Las Animas County Fair

tRiNidAd — The 2019 County Fair will run from Monday, July 22 through Sunday, July 28 at the LAC Fairgrounds, 2200 N. Linden. The following events are open to the public to view or participate:

Monday, July 22,

9 am – Horse Show, Expo Center
12 to 6 pm – Art Show Drop-off entries

Tuesday, July 23-Exhibit Day, Expo Center
9 am- Farm Mechanics Show, Expo Center
6 pm – Fashion Review and Award, Trinidad Middle School Auditorium

Wednesday, July 24,
3 pm- Rabbit and Poultry Show, Barn/Pavillion
5:30-6:30 pm – 6th Annual Baking Contest, LAC Fairgrounds Event Center, $5 per entry, Open to the public to enter entry application on Las Animas County Fair FB page drop off at 5:30 pm
6 pm – Hog Show, Pavillion

Thursday, July 25,
10 am to 8 pm – Family Fun Day!, Fair- grounds- Laser Tag, Escape Room Petting Zoo, Games and More
10 am- Sheep Show, Expo
1 pm- Dog Show
5 pm, Cattle Show, Expo

Friday, July 26 ,
12:15- Youth Cornhole Tournament registration, Tournament at 1 pm, $10 per team
4:30 – 2nd Annual Cornhole Tournament registration, open to the public to enter. Tournament is at 5:30 pm. Sponsored by Las Animas County Fair, $30 per team at the door, $25 in advance, cash payout top 3 teams, contact John Terry or 858- 692-3499 to enter. Flyer on Las Animas County Fair FB page
4 to 5 pm – Entries for Chili Cookoff, open to the public, judging 5 to 5:30 pm, tasting and awards, 5:30 to 7:30 pm.

8 pm – Dance featuring Cappton Reid, Expo, tickets are $10.

Saturday, July 27,
7am – Pancake Breakfast
9 am – Round Robin, Expo
10am to 3pm – Blood Drive, Expo
10:30 am to 4:30 pm- Family Fun Day!, Fairgrounds
5 pm – Market Sale
8 pm – Dance Featuring Whiskey Creek, Expo, tickets are $10.


Voice of Trinidad

tRiNidAd —

Thursday, July 18
•6:00 p.m.: Trinidad Triggers at Central Perk against the Roswell Invaders

Friday, July 19

•7:30 p.m.: Grounded, SCRT, 131 W. Main,, 719-846-4765,

•6:00 p.m.: Trinidad Triggers at Central Perk against the Roswell Invaders

Saturday, July 20

•11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.: Annual Quick Draw benefit for Mitchell Museum, Trinidad History Museum- Artists will start painting at 10:30 a.m. and will finish at 11:30 a.m. A live auction will follow at 12:00 p.m. This is open to all ages.

•2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.: Operation Christmas Child- Christmas in July, Fisher’s Peak Community Church- 10377 Santa Trail, 719- 846-6018
•7:30 p.m.: The Last Five Years, SCRT, 131 W. Main,, 719-846-4765,

Sunday, July 21
•2:00 p.m.: The Last Five Years, SCRT, 131 W. Main,, 719-846-4765,

Monday, July 22
•6:00 p.m.: Trinidad Triggers at Central Park, Garden City Wind

Tuesday, July 23
•6:00 p.m.: Colorado Walleye Association- South Chapter, at City of Trinidad Community Center, 1309 Beshoar
•6:00 p.m.: Trinidad Triggers at Central Park, Garden City Wind

Thursday, July 25
•3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.: Special Olympics in Trinidad Organizational Meeting, Alta Vista Alternatives, 415 S Indiana Ave; Hosted by A.B.C. Disability Support Group, 719-220-4558

Friday, July 26

•6:00 p.m.: Live Music on the Lawn, Trinidad History Museum, West Lawn of the Bloom Mansion, bring blankets, food and drink may be purchased, FREE to the public, 719-846-7217

•6:00 p.m.: Trinidad Triggers at Central Park, Roswell Invaders

•7:30 p.m.: OPENING NIGHT- The 39 Steps, SCRT, 131 W Main,, 719-846-4765,

Saturday, July 27
•Time TBA: Music and Lyrics Festival
•7:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m. Pancake Breakfast hosted by LAC Republicans, $3 for children and $5 for adults; 2200 Linden Ave, Trinidad, CO.
•2:00 p.m.: New Works- First Draft Project, SCRT, 131 W Main,, 719-846-4765,
•6:00 p.m.: Trinidad Triggers at Central Park, Roswell Invaders

•7:30 p.m.: The 39 Steps, SCRT, 131 W Main,, 719-846-4765,
•7:30 p.m.-11:00 p.m.: FireLine, Spanish Peaks Inn, 22590 County Road 41.6, Aguilar, Colorado, $5 cover charge

Sunday, July 28
•2:00 p.m.: The Last Five Years, SCRT, 131 W. Main, (719) 846-4765

•7:30 p.m.: New Works- First Draft Project, SCRT, 131 W. Main, (719) 846-4765


Song of Pueblo presents southern Colorado history

tRiNidAd — The Trinidad Historical Society is honored to bring a multimedia production to Trinidad that memorializes some of the most historic events that took place in Southern Colorado.

The program will be held on July 26, 7 p.m., at the Massari Theater, courtesy of Trinidad State Junior College.

The Song of Pueblo is a highly entertaining “oratorio,” or musical performance, that presents these events. Written by renowned California playwright, Daniel Valdez, the show includes narration with video, stills and 100 percent live music.

Tickets for this exciting event are $10.00 per person, discounted from $15 courtesy of the historical society. The tickets must be reserved and picked up in advance and are available at Farmers Insurance, 103 S. Oak St. (719-846-2344), or at Trinidad Abstract & Title Co, 301 N. Commercial, (719 846-9238).


Trinidad Historical Society picnic

tRiNidAd — The Trinidad Historical Society and The Friends of Historic Trinidad will hold their summer picnic on Saturday July 27, 2019, at the A.R. Mitchell Museum in downtown Trinidad from 11:00 am to 2:00 p.m. Lunch will be served at 11:45.

You do not have to be a member of the Trinidad Historical Society or The Friends of Historic Trinidad to attend the picnic. The cost for the meal is $15.00. Reservations are required and must be received by July 18. You can make reservations for the picnic by calling Mary Ellen Hadad at 719-846-6074, or Carol Schleich at 719-846-3456.


Street festival and car show

AGUiLAR — Aguilar is celebrating its 125th Anniversary with a Street Festival and Car Show on Saturday, August 3 from 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. on Main Street. Start the day with the parade and stay all day for the Food, Children’s Activities, Car Show, Vendors, CPR Instruction, and music by Fire Line and Whiskey Creek bands. Call Barbara at 719-680-4034 for more information.

The Aguilar Car Show is part of a day long festival Celebrating Aguilar’s 125th Anniversary on Saturday, August 3. The car show is from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Main Street Aguilar. Registration is $10, Categories are Roaring Twenties, Oldies But Goodies, Nifty Fifties, Way Cool, Young Uns and Works in Progress. Enjoy the festival and show off your ride. Call Debbie at GEARS, 719-680-0861 for more information.


Run in Aguilar

AGUiLAR — Run in Aguilar on Saturday, August 3 for the 125th Anniversary 12.5K Run and 2 Person Relay. The race starts at 8:00 a.m. at 120 E. Main in Aguilar. It is an “out and back” course, making it easy to team up as a relay. Prizes for the first finishers in the regular class, the Grand Masters (age 50 and older) and top 2 relay teams. For more information and to sign up , visit lar/AguilarCO125thAnniversary125K2PersonRelay and at



Shuler Theater Presents ~ Children’s Production of “Robin Hood”

RAtoN — If you love theater please join us in the fun Thursday, July 18, 7 pm at the Shuler Theater, 131 N. 2nd Street.

Sara Kowalski is the contact person. The performances will be scheduled July 18th to July 20th. The cost is only $5 seat and there are $35 ticket packages for families!


RMEF Banquet

RAtoN — The annual New Mexico Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation banquet will be take place on Saturday, July 20 from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. at the Raton Convention Center, 901 S 3rd St, Raton, NM 87740.

For more information or tickets, please call 575-707-0250.


Run to Raton

RAtoN — The third annual Run to Raton event is from July 18-21 and includes bands, vendors, pin-up contest, bike give- away, car show, and lots of fun.

For more information, visit


Cimarron car wash fundraiser

ciMARRoN — The Cimarron Car Wash Fundraiser will take place on July 20 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Cimarron High School, 195 N Collison Ave, Cimarron, NM 87714.

The charge is $5 per car and $10 per truck. All donations are accepted. Proceeds benefit Cimarron Athletics. For more information, please call 575-376-2417.


Weekend programs at Sugarite

coLFAX —
•Friday, July 19 at 8:30 p.m.: Moons of Jupiter!: Soda Pocket Campground. Jupiter has lots of moons. Galileo spotted the 4 biggest ones in 1610! We’ll use the telescope to see Jupiter and a few of its moons. (Weather dependent.)
•Saturday, July 20, 9:00 a.m.: coffee with a Ranger: Lake Alice Campground. Enjoy coffee and doughnuts as Ranger Pat con- siders the 50th moonwalk anniversary.
•Saturday, July 20, 8:00 p.m.: Moon Memories! Mule Barn. Where were you on July 20, 2019? We’ll share fun moon stories, from Galileo to Neil Armstrong. Then, we’ll go outside to explore the night sky by telescope.
•Sunday, July 21, 9:00 a.m.: coal camp tour: Park Visitor Center. Explore coal camp life in this 2.5 hour guided hike. Bring a hat, hiking shoes, and water.
For more information, call 575-445-5607


Raton RMEF Banquet

RAtoN — The New Mexico Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation will have their annual banquet/fundraiser Saturday, July 20, 5 to 10 pm at Raton Convention Center, 901 S 3rd. For tickets give Ira a call at 575-707-0250 or go online at: The mission of the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation is to ensure the future of elk, other wildlife, their habitat and our hunting heritage


Angel Fire Summer Concert Series

ANGEL FiRE — Every Friday from June 14 – August 30, 2019, the Cool Summer Nights Concert Series in Frontier Park will offer a free night of live music from National and regional acts along with a Kids Zone with giant Jenga, corn- hole, face painting and games. Grab a lawn chair, bring your friends and listen to live music under the sunset in the heart of Angel Fire, NM. The concerts run from 5:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

•July 19 – Felix y Los Gatos
•July 26 – Slim Balkey
•August 2 – Jake Flint
•August 9 – Slopeside
•August 16 – Donohoe & Grimes

•August 23 – The Rudy Boy Experiment

•August 30 – Jimmy Stadler


Masquerade fundraising sale

coLFAX — The Miner’s Colfax Medical Center is hosting a Masquerade Jewelry and Accessories Fundraising Sale on Thursday, July 25 from 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and on Friday, July 26th from 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the Miner’s Colfax Medical Center lobby. Proceeds benefit the MCMC Auxiliary.



Arts and Crafts Fair

WEStcLiFFE — The Friends of the West Custer County Library invite everyone to their summer arts and crafts fair Thursday through Saturday, July 18-20 at the Hope Lutheran Church’s Lange Hall, 312 South Third Street. Thursday will feature a “Meet, Greet, and Buy” event for shoppers to meet the artisans and enjoy light refreshments. Hours of the show are 2 to 6 pm on Thursday, 9 am to 6 pm on Friday, and 9 am to 5 pm on Saturday. Handcrafted items by local craftspeople will be on display, including jewelry, quilted items, soaps and lotions, handwoven scarves and shawls, and many, many more unique and beautiful items. Proceeds from the sale benefit the West Custer County Library’s community outreach programs including reading programs for young children and teens as well as adults, the popular AspenCAT courier service, and free computer access. For further information, call the library at 719-783-9138.



Weekend activities for kids at Lathrop State Park

WALSENBURG — On Friday, July 19, take a walk with the park naturalist to find clues to decipher a coded message about Lathrop State Park in an activity called Code Breakers Hike. The activity will begin at 7:00 p.m. at the Piñon Campground Amphitheater.

On Saturday morning, July 20, the park naturalist will conduct a Junior Ranger activity on owls. Kids can learn about owl behaviors, dissect an owl pellet and earn a Junior Ranger badge & certificate. The activity will begin at 9 a.m. at the Visitor Center.
On Saturday evening, Diana Miller from the Nature and Wild- life Discovery Center in will present a program on birds of prey. Miller will bring with her a selection of live raptors. The program will begin at 7:00 p.m. at the Piñon Campground Amphitheater.

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.


Free cultural art education classes

LA VEtA — The Francisco Fort Museum and the Huajatolla Heritage Foundation are delighted to announce FREE cultural art education classes!

Classes will be held at Francisco Fort Museum every Friday through August 9. Children’s art classes will be from 10-12. To sign up your child (ages 5-14) for the summer, please contact Sharona Whitley (719) 890-4699 or email at Classes are for children ages 5-14. Class size is limited to 15 so RSVP to 719-890-4699


La Veta Library summer program

LAVEtA— This program is designed for ages 5–11. For more info contact or call 742-3572.

On Wednesday, July 24 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., Make Your Own Magic! Learn to do magic tricks from magician Mark Worgan. This event is part of the summer reading program.

For more information, please call 719-742-3572. This event will take place at the La Veta Public Library at 310 S Main St, La Veta, CO 81055.


Fridays For Fun

LA VEtA — New topics each week. All classes are designed for school-aged children. Younger children are welcome with an adult caregiver. All materials are supplied by LVSA. Scholarships are available. Classes are $15 at the door or $10 if you pre-register. Call 719-742-3421 or register online at


Friday art lab at Museum of Friends

WALSENBURG — The Friday Art Lab held every Friday, 1 to 3 pm throughout the summer and fall is for children ages 5-17. This art program focuses on “Service Learning for the Whole Community.” (Adopt a Planter Box with Inter-generational Service Learning).

This intergenerational downtown Walsenburg beautification program is designed for volunteer adults, senior citizens, and local children to work hand in hand to design, build and decorate planter boxes. Local businesses and individuals are invited to purchase a planter box as a way to add color down-town, provide programs, encourage creativity and support scholarships for children’s art classes at MOF. For more information call (719) 738-2858.


Youth fitness summer bootcamp

LA VEtA – Two Peaks Fitness is offering a fitness bootcamp every Saturday June 1 through August 10, 9 am-12 noon. The bootcamp is for ages 13-18 and includes High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT), Cardio, and Nutrition Education. There is no cost to participants! The camp is led by a certified personal trainer. Register at Two Peaks Fitness, 216 S Main St, 719-742-3555.


SPL summer reading program

WALSENBURG — On Friday, July 19, at 10:30 am Tom Macedo with be sharing Nature Fun. For information call Ms. Sherry at the library at 738-2774 or email her at You can also visit us on Facebook at Spanish Peaks Library District.

Join Ms. Sherry on Tuesday, July 23, at 1:00 pm. She will be directing young scientists as they create galactic slime, moon sand, moon craters and more.

Come back to the library on Friday, July 26 at 10:30 for some more space fun. For information call Ms. Sherry at the library at 738-2774 or email her at You can also visit us on Facebook at Spanish Peaks Library District.



Colorado Springs Conservatory at Mt. Carmel Wellness & Community Center

tRiNidAd — Mt. Carmel brings you the Colorado Springs Conservatory: a week of musical and theatrical arts instruction. Only 30 spots available!!

A FREE program for the youth of Trinidad ages 8-12 yrs old. July 15-20 from 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. with a special public performance at the Mt.Carmel Festival July 20 at 4:00 p.m.

Call Ashel DiPaola 719-845-4877 or Noreen Perri 719-845- 4875.


Girls in the outdoors!

tRiNidAd — The Girls in the Outdoors event is free for ages 10-14. Participants must register, but can sign up for any or all three weeks.
•July 20, 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. at Reilly Canyon: Fishing! Empowerment through Stewardship

•July 27, 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. at Trinidad Lake State Park Archery Range: Archery! Confidence through Connection

•August 3, 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. at Trinidad History Museum: Storytelling! Power from Passion

To register or to ask any questions, please email Amy Harmes at


College for kids

tRiNidAd — TSJC is offering summer workshop series for ages 7 to 11 on three dates: Wednesdays, July 18, and July 25. Students can sign up for morning or afternoon sessions or for both. Lunch is provided for the all day kids. They are free, but a $5 donation is appreciated. Sessions are limited and fill fast. Registration information for all sessions at:

Topics for each date are: July 11- Discovering Dinosaurs and Cosmetology; Colorado Archaeology and Stitch it!; July 18- Water rights and Trinidad History; Robotics and Cosmetology; July 25-Rockets & Art Cars; Basketball!

Nutritious lunches for kids and teens


tRiNidAd — Trinidad offers free lunches for children up to 18 years old at Trinidad Middle School Cafeteria, 614 Park Street (enter through the double doors past the loading dock) Monday through Friday, 11 am to 1 pm. The program runs through Friday, August 2. Adult meals are $3.75. More info, call 845-2051 or 846-3324.



Springer summer reading program

SpRiNGER — School’s out for the summer, so it’s time for a seasonal classic activity for the kids: a summer reading pro- gram! School-age children are invited to come to the Fred Macaron Library in Springer all summer long to participate in the program. Librarian Norma Vigil is excited and hopes all the children of the community come to take part in this free, fun summer activity! The program runs Monday through Friday, from 10 am to 11 am, until July 25. The library is located at 600 Colbert Ave.


Summer story hour ~ Johnson Library

RAtoN — The Arthur Johnson Memorial Library, 244 Park Ave., presents “A Universe of Stories” Summer Story Hour, each Wednesday morning, 10 am through July 31. Preschool through 3rd grade. (There will be no Preschool Story Hour for the weeks of June 5th and June 12th.) Blast off with stories, crafts and handouts! Earn library dollars to spend the The Launch Pad for prizes!


Cimarron summer reading

ciMARRoN — Cimarron Library’s Summer Reading Pro- gram, themed “A Universe of Stories” is for all youth (grades K – 12). The library will have activities Fridays, through July 26 from 9:30 – 11:30 am. There will be good reading, tasty snacks, and planned activities for the attendees!


RHA free breakfast and lunch program

RAtoN — Raton Housing Authority would like to announce the participation in the Summer Food Service Program! The free lunch and breakfast program goes through Friday, August 7. Please join us at the following locations for free lunches for all children ages 1 through 18! Meals will be served Monday through Friday.

The serving sites and times are as follows:
RAtoN: Breakfast 8 to 9 am: Raton High School open for all children ages 1 to 18. Raton Early Headstart, Raton Intermediate School, and Longfellow Elementary are closed sites and will serve for their summer school and early headstart programs. • Lunch 12 to 1 pm: Raton High School, Legion Park, Romero Park, Ripley Park, Optimist Park, Longfellow Elementary for all children ages 1 to 18. (Raton Early Headstart for students enrolled only.)
SpRiNGER: • Lunch 12 to 1 pm at Springer Museum Park open to all children ages 1 to 18; Springer Early Headstart for enrolled students.
MAXWELL: • Lunch 12 to 1 pm at Maxwell School.
ciMARRoN: • Lunch 12 to 1 pm at Cimarron City Park.

Lunches served in the parks should stay in the parks, please.

For more info contact: Raton Housing Authority (575) 445- 8021, Terry Baca, Executive Director, Coleen Sanchez-Garcia, Housing Manager, or Brenda Guara Occupancy Specialist.