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Upcoming Events for week of July 25, 2019

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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 stu- dent (girl or boy) from France, Germany, Scandinavia, 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.



Affordable health screenings today

WAlSeNBURg — Residents living in and around the Walsenburg, Colorado can learn about their risk for cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, diabetes, and other chronic, serious conditions with affordable screenings by Life Line Screening. John Mall High School, 355 W. Pine Street will host this community event today, July 25.

Screenings can check for:
The level of plaque buildup in your arteries, related to risk for heart disease, stroke and overall vascular health.
HDL and LDL Cholesterol levels
Diabetes risk
Bone density as a risk for possible osteoporosis
Kidney and thyroid function, and more

Screenings are affordable, convenient and accessible for wheelchairs and those with trouble walking. Free parking is also available.

Packages start at $149, but consultants will work with you to create a package that is right for you based on your age and risk factors. Also ask about our Wellness Gold Membership Program with allows customers to get all the screenings they need now, but pay $19.95 a month. Call 1-877-237-1287 or visit our website at Pre-registration is required.


Open Mic tonight at the LV Mercantile

lA VeTA — Comedy, poetry, singing, acting, or your chance at getting on your soapbox for a few minutes is what open mic night is all about. The next open mic will be Thursday, July 25, 7 pm. Reserve your space soon, because this is a favorite event. Open mic is a free event hosted by world famous blues musician Ken Saydak. Contact the Mercantile to reserve your space: 719-742-3387


Photography Show reception at SPACe

lA VeTA — The 2019 Annual Photography Show is now on display at SPACe, 132 W. Ryus, in La Veta. There will be an opening reception this Friday, July 26, 5 – 7 pm with awards to the winners presented at 5:30. The show includes photography in Color and Black & White by twenty area photographers from La Veta, Walsenburg, Trinidad, Cuchara, Lamar, La Junta, Monte Vista, Weston, Colorado City, Las Animas, Pueblo and Pueblo West. Show judge Cynthia Holling-Morris determined 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and Honorable Mention winners in each category. For more information and to see images from the show visit the SPACe website— Refresh- ments will be served at the reception and there is no admission fee. Browse the Gift Shop which is filled with original works

by SPACe members. Purchases encourage artists to continue to show their artwork in SPACe shows. The Spanish Peaks Arts Council (SPACe) is a nonprofit organization supporting education in the arts. The Gallery is open Tues-Friday 11 – 4; Sat. 10 – 4; Sunday 12 – 4; Closed Mondays. The show will be on display until August 24.


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!


La Veta Art Walk

lA VeTA — The La Veta Art Walk will take place on Friday, July 26, 5 to 8 pm. There will be fine arts and crafts, refreshments, meet the artists, and music in La Veta.

Participating galleries are SPACEe, Parkside, Woodwork- ing Gallery, Painted Horse, Gallery on Main, Crafted in Colorado, Silver Shoe, and Shalawalla.

For more information, visit


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 Water- color Society. The show will run from July 26 to August 20. The show opening will be on July 26, 5 to 8 pm; refreshments will be served. Visit for more information.


Fawlty Towers encore presentations

lA VeTA — Brits, Half Brits, and Nitwits at the Francisco Center for the Performing Arts return this weekend, Friday, July 26 and Saturday, July 27, 7 pm. Back by popular demand, two encore performances of La Veta’s own cast of Brits, Half Brits and Nitwits will have you “wetting your knickers” with two classic episodes from the 1970’s British comedy Fawlty Towers: “Waldorf Salad” and “Communication Problems” Doors open 30 minutes prior to show time. Visit www.LaVetaTheaterWeb.Org for ticket information. “Like” Francisco Center for the Performing Arts on Facebook.


Emergency preparedness and wildlife at Lathrop this weekend

WAlSeNBURg — Friday night, July 26, 7 pm at the Visitor Center the Colorado Red Cross will present a program on their three step plan for emergency preparedness.

Saturday evening, July 27, 7 pm at the Piñon Campground Amphitheater wildlife manger Bob Holder returns to Lathrop with his educational and highly entertaining presentation on bears and other Colorado wildlife. In the event of rain, this program will be moved to the Visitor Center.

A valid Park Pass is required on any vehicle entering Lathrop State Park. Remember, if you would like to attend the presentations and don’t have a Colorado Park Pass, there are some available to check out at either the Spanish Peaks Library in Walsenburg or from the La Veta Library.


Sumi painting class at LVSA

lA VeTA — The La Veta School of the Arts is offering SUMI PAINTING with Raquel Dimond ■ July 27-28 ■ Cost: $150 (Lab fee $30 payable to instructor at beginning of class) “Learn technique and then dispense with it.” A few bold brush strokes render leaves, flower petals, grasses, branches and all manner of wildlife. This class will begin with a short explanation of the origins of Sumi painting and the materials needed. By the second day, students will be using rice paper and making beautiful paintings. Raquel Dimond studied Sumi painting in New York City with Paul Siudzinski. She continues in her Colorado studio – creating Sumi, bead work, weaving, and painting. She also has experience with life drawing and design, having worked in the art departments of various art magazines including Vogue. All Classes take place at LVSA across from town park in La Veta. For information call 719.742.5193, email, or check our website at


Warriors Football sign ups

WAlSeNBURg — Walsenburg Warriors Football sign-ups for 2nd – 6th grade will be held 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 co-ordinator Veronica at 719-242-1732.


Garden open house #2

lA VeTA — Garden Open House #2, 504 South Oak will be held Saturday July 27, 10 am- noon. Come on by the lovely gardens of Sam and Di Sortore to see the progress, life cycle, and first harvests of the season. Sam and Di will be on hand to answer all of your questions and share their secrets. Stop by for some garden expertise and tasty refreshments. Brought to you by the Friends of LaVeta Library, 718-742-3572.


American Legion turns 100!

WAlSeNBURg — Post 16 of the American Legion turns 100 years old this month. The Legion has been a steadfast sup- porter of Veterans in Huerfano County since 1919. As a celebration, the Post will be having a picnic with hamburgers and hot dogs, chips and drinks, and cake. The event will be held Saturday, July 27, 11 am to 2 pm at Walsenburg City Park, 700 W. 7th Street (next to the Waterpark). Opening ceremonies will start at 11 am with a short awards ceremony followed by patriotic and inspiration songs by the Sangre de Cristo Vocal Arts Ensemble at 11:30 am. Please come down and join us in our celebration at the Park.


Cuchara Mountain Park presents Jeeps and Peeps

cUcHARA — Announcing the Cuchara Mountain Park’s first Jeeps and Peeps event Saturday, July 27, 9 am to 4 pm. Bring your Jeep and 4-legged “peeps” to the Park to see and be seen. Oh, no jeep? No problem! Come anyway 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 available and other treats too!

Best of all, for jeep lovers: Open Range Overland from San Antonio and Deviant Outfitters 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 Highway 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!


Huerfano 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 en- graved 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.


Dana Louise at Deerprint

lA VeTA — Dana Louise (guitar and vocals), Adams Collins (vibraphone and 5-string banjo), and Ezra Idlet and Keith Grimwood (Trout Fishing in America/guitar, percussion and bass) will perform Saturday, July 27, 6 pm at Deerprint Wine.

Dana brings her vibrant, melodic vocals and finger picking to a body of complex songs. Drawing from jazz and bluegrass, carrying a contemporary beat, the sound is roots- rooted flung-into-the-future folk. Dana Louise and band work to leave their audiences glowing with the magic music can bring: genuine human connection. Tickets:


La Veta School Foundation wine tasting and auction

cUcHARA — The La Veta School Foundation Wine Tasting will be held Tuesday, July 30, 6 pm at the Cuchara Recreation Center. Food pairings prepared by Alys’ Restaurant. This is a rustic setting and casual attire is required! Tickets are $50 each and may be purchased from any Board Member or at Bachman & Associates 222 S Main St. La Veta


Huerfano County Judicial Center ground breaking

WAlSeNBURg — The Huerfano County Board of Commissioners invites the community to attend a ground breaking ceremony Thursday, August 1, 11 am to 1 pm at 500 S. Albert Street. Please join us in celebration of our New Judicial Center


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 pro- grams 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 — Final orders for those delicious, #1 Palisade peaches through LA VETA UNITED METHODIST CHURCH need to be received by August 03 2019. Order forms are avail- able throughout town—including blank forms at the door of La Veta United Methodist Church on the corner of Main and Virginia. Orders will be ready for pickup on Sunday, August 18 between 10:30a-2:30p. 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


La Veta School golf tourney

lA VeTA — The Redskin Open will take place Saturday, August 3 at the Walsenburg Golf Course. The fee to participate is $75 per person. Registration begins at 8 am.

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.


Lucas Bohn stand-up comedy at the Fox Theatre

WAlSeNBURg — Come down to the Fox Theater Thursday, August 1, 8 pm to enjoy the comedy of Lucas Bohn. Lucas placed runner-up in the Magners Comedy Festival and was awarded Best of the Fest at the Detroit Comedy Festival. In addition to performing on stage, Lucas does voice-overs and has been featured on PBS, CBS, and Coastal Today. Lucas has performed with notable entertainers like Jimmy Fallon, Dave Chappelle, and Kevin Hart. If you’re a parent, teacher, or coach, you don’t want to miss this hilarious performance. Doors open at 7 pm.


Chris Arellano at La Veta Mercantile

lA VeTA — La Veta Mercantile proudly hosts Chris Arellano Friday August 2, 7 pm. Arellano’s deeply personal Americana weaves together the Norteno music of his Northern New Mex- ico upbringing with Alternative Country and Blues influences- for a signature style that he calls Nuevo Americana. Fused with song and story, Spanish and English, his transcendent lyrics move listeners with emotion and passion. Chris’ ability to play multiple stringed instruments has kept him busy as a Nashville session musician and producer. Tickets are $15 ad- vance, or $18 at the door. For more information call 719-742- 3387.


Watercolor class LVSA

lA VeTA — The La Veta School of the Arts is offering Water- color Painting with Frank LaLumia ■ August 3-4 ■ Cost: $150. This Watercolor Workshop is designed to deepen under- standing of the craft of Watercolor Painting. Individual tech- nique is a function of one’s personal aesthetic and will be emphasized – producing work that is expressive and authentic to each artist. This class is open to students at all levels, beginner to advanced. Oil painters are welcome. Demonstrations will be in Watercolor. Frank LaLumia is a Signature Member and past President of the Plein Air Painters of America, a Signature Member of many Watercolor societies including the American Watercolor Society, of America. He is author of the book “Plein Air Painting in Watercolor and Oil,” and a Contributing Artist for the PBS series: “Plein Air: Painting the American Landscape.” All classes take place at LVSA across from town park in La Veta. For information call 719.742.5193, email, or check our website at


Root Down & Move Out

lA VeTA — Yoga, mindfulness, and wildflowers with Yoga Teacher, Ruth Heal and Naturalist, Bob Kennemer. This Yoga and mindfulness workshop will be held Sunday August 4. The Yoga workshop is 9:30 am to 12:30 pm; Lunch 12 to 1:30 pm; Wild plant walk 1:30 to 4:30 pm. Join us for one or both work- shops and include a delicious homemade lunch of foraged wild plants and locally grown organic foods.

The event takes place on private land north of La Veta, Colorado at the base of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains at the House of Streaming Light. The cost is $30 for each workshop and $20 for lunch. Or the full day experience is $70. Registration: or call 415-233-2632 by Friday, August 2, at noon.

Ruth is a registered Yoga teacher with 11 years experience. She has a special interest in mindfulness, meditation and mood-enhancement. Bob is a professional outdoor guide and naturalist. An expert in edible, medicinal and useful wild plants, he has more than 40 years experience.


Free basketball camp at JMHS

WAlSeNBURg — Improve your game while having fun Saturday, August 3, 9 am at John Mall High School. There are two sessions: 9 to 11 am is for boys and girls, 3rd – 8th grade; 11:30 am to 1:30 pm for boys and girls, high school ages only.

In this camp gain the tools you need to be a better player. I want to help you become a must have player and leader on and off the court. Get the tools and teaching you need to make effective changes in your game. If you love basketball enough to commit to working hard, Run & Shoot Pro Basketball is the place for you.
* Perfect your offensive moves
* Sharpen your ball handling skills
*Improve your defensive mindset
* Advance your overall basketball IQ
* Become a stronger leader


Open art studios

lA VeTA — Saturday and Sunday August 3 and 4, 10 am to 4 pm, La Veta artists Ann Gethen and Kathy Hill invite the public to visit their studios on East Virginia St. in La Veta. Both artists paint landscapes in oils.

Gethen also specializes in botanical illustrations done in watercolors. She has published a book of her illustrations of Colorado wildflowers, which she will have for sale at her studio. She will also have a sale on frames.

Hill has numerous original paintings of the Spanish Peaks done with oils and watercolors, as well as paintings of columbines, sunflowers, and other local scenery. She also has matted prints of many of her watercolors as well as notecards created from her paintings.

See how these two artists create their artwork. Hill’s studio is located at 133 E. Virginia, just east of Main St. Gethen’s studio is about a half mile further outside the Town limits at 382 Willis Dr. Signs will mark the locations. Call 742-5756 for information.


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, handmade 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 and 9 am. There is a $5 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. Questions? Call the extension office at 719-738-3000 Ext 131.


Happy hour with Steve

lA VeTA — Enjoy live music and $4 drafts Wednesday, Au- gust 7, 6 to 8 pm at La Veta Mercantile. There is no cover charge. For more information call 719-742-3387



Special Olympics team formation meeting today

TRINIDAD — Special Olympics comes to Trinidad today, Thursday, July 25, 3 pm at Alta Vista Alternatives, 415 S. Indiana Avenue. The ABC Disability Group will host a meeting with Michelle Pewters from Special Olympics Colorado to look at starting a team in Trinidad as part of the Southwest region. RSVP: 719-220-4558


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


Noah’s Ark Animal calendar photos due this week

TRINIDAD — This week is the last call to submit your pet’s photo in our 2020 Photo Calendar! Enter for just $20! Photo entries are the perfect way to show-off cute pics of your pets! You can also purchase as a gift! You can even select the day of the year you’d like your pet’s photo to be featured.

There are two easy ways to participate and reserve your entry:

1. Visit our Noah’s Ark Thrift Store team this week at 147 E. Main St, Trinidad, CO or call 719-846-8578 to order by phone and email.
2. Visit our booth at Cimino Park during Farmer’s Market in Trinidad, CO from 8 am to noon on Saturday, July 27th to buy a space and submit your pet’s photo or you can even have your pet photographed at the booth!

Each year Noah’s Ark Animal Welfare Association’s photo calendar raises funds for our vital services which include animal sheltering and adoptions, lost and found pet services, pet reunions, veterinary care, foster care programs, education, and so much more! Thank you for your support!


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:

Thursday, July 25,

10 am to 8 pm – Family Fun Day!, Fairgrounds- 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 Wiskey Creek, Expo, tickets are $10.


The Daddy Cats at Trinidad History Museum for Music on the Lawn

TRINIDAD — Music on the Lawn continues at Trinidad His- tory Museum, 312 E Main St., Trinidad, Colorado. Live music will be performed on the Bloom Lawn every other Friday until August 23.

This week’s performance will be on Friday, July 26, and will begin at 6 p.m. The performing group is the Daddy Cats, a jazz and blues group local to Trinidad.

This series was made possible by a grant from the City of Trinidad Tourism Board. For more information, contact Trini- dad History Museum at 719-846-7217.


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 Friday, July 26, 7 pm, 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, 11 am to 2 pm at the A.R. Mitchell Museum in downtown Trinidad. 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. 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.


Fire Line at Spanish Peaks Inn

AgUIlAR —Fire Line will be playing at the Spanish Peaks Inn on Saturday, July 27, 7:30 to 11:30 pm. There is a $5 cover charge. Food and drink will be available for purchase. For more information, please call 719-941-4288. The Spanish Peaks Inn is located at 22590 CR 41.6, Aguilar, CO 81020.


Network Council meeting

TRINIDAD — Come share what’s going on with your organization and hear what everyone else is doing at the next Net- work Council meeting, Thursday, August 1, 8 am at the 2nd floor Community Room of the First National Bank Galleria building. Network Council meetings are where we discuss up- coming ideas, activities and community excitement. Come be part of the network!


First Friday Art Walk

TRINIDAD — Come down to downtown Trinidad Friday, August 2, 5 to 7 pm for the First Friday Art Walk. Galleries participating are: Trinidad Photography Gallery, 319 W. Main; Corazon Gallery, 149 E Main St Ste 1; Marketplace Gallery, 149 E. Main Street; and The Gallery at Bachman and Associates Real Estate, 132 E Main Street.


Mt. San Rafael Hospital Golf Tourney

TRINIDAD — The annual Mt. San Rafael Hospital Golf Tournament will be held Friday, August 2. 9 am to 5 pm at Trinidad Municipal Golf Course, 1417 Nolan Drive, call Trinidad Pro Shop at 719-846-4015,


Stonewall Firefighters benefit concert

WeSTON — Come dine and dance the night away while sup- porting Stonewall Fire and Firefighters Friday, August 2, 5 to 11 pm featuring Cappton Reid at Pinon Valley Lodge, 13410 County Road 23.3. Proceeds will be donated to Stonewall Fire. Potluck dinner, BYOB, door prizes, and dancing. $15 advance, $20 at the door. Tickets are now available for pre sale at Moose’s Social Club. For more information call 719-868-2079 Weston, CO 81091


Pancho and Lefty’s Loop adventure ride

TRINIDAD — The next Explore Las Animas Dirt Series will be Saturday, August 3, 7 am, Pancho and Lefty’s Loop. The cost for the ride is $75. The ride starts and ends at Elm Street Train Depot with dinner following the ride.

For more info: 303-775-8486,


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 am to 6 pm 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 am to 3 pm 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 am 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: Anniversary125K2PersonRelay and at


ROAR for Relay for Life

TRINIDAD — The 2019 Relay for life will be held Saturday, August 3, from 4 to 10 pm at Central Park, 700 Smith Avenue. Come roar with us in the fight against cancer! Join us for tons of fun, have a team, celebrate survivors & remember loved ones, cancer survivor dinner 5:30 pm, survivor & caregiver lap 6:30 pm, luminaria ceremony 9 pm, live music by DJ- Tommy D Productions!! Lots of other fun activities including: Penny’s Zumba at 7 pm, human foosball (teams needed, call kendra), obstacle course, corn hole toss, bra pong, ladderball, bowling, kids activities- sand art, scavenger hunt, coloring contest, face painting for al, pie eating contest, cake walk, fundraisers, silent auctions, and more! For more information contact any of these folks: Kendra Doherty- 719-680-0693; Lesley Abeyta-Hertzing- 719-859-2065; Ruben Romero- 719-859-4089; Bernice Angely- 505-401-4962.


Call for entries: The Blue Show

TRINIDAD — Artist entries will be accepted at the Corazon Gallery, 149 E. Main in Trinidad on Wednesday, August 7, 10 am to 5 pm. The Blue Show will run from August 9 to September 22. Entries are $10 each. The show will run during Trinidad Blues Fest and Artocade.



Masquerade fundraising sale

cOlFAX — The Miner’s Colfax Medical Center is hosting a Masquerade Jewelry and Accessories Fundraising Sale on Thursday, July 25, 7 am to 4 pm and Friday, July 26, 7 am to 3 pm in the Miner’s Colfax Medical Center lobby. Proceeds benefit the MCMC Auxiliary.


Raton Ministerial Alliance Food Distribution

RATON — The next food distribution will be Friday, July 26, 10 am until supplies are gone, everyone is welcome. at City Market building, 907 S. 2nd Street.


Moreno Valley Farmer’s Market

eAgle NeST — The Moreno Valley Farmers Market in Eagle Nest runs every Friday through September 6th, 10 am to 1pm at Golden Eagle RV Park, 540 West Therma.


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 26 – Slim Balkey

•August 2 – Jake Flint
•August 9 – Slopeside
•August 16 – Donohoe & Grimes •August 23 – The Rudy Boy Experiment •August 30 – Jimmy Stadler


Tour Eagle Nest Dam and Historic Centennial Ranches

eAgle NeST — Announcing the opportunity to tour Eagle Nest Dam from the land side Saturday, July 27. The dam was completed in 1918 and was a prototype for Hoover Dam. The tour starts at the Eagle Nest Visitor Center and Museum with brief power-point presentation — “Water in the Southwest & the History of Eagle Nest Dam.”

Suggested museum donation $10 adults, kids $5 (6-12) free under age 6. Registration 8:30 – 9 am at the Eagle Nest Visitor Center & Museum, 580 E Therma Drive/ Hwy 64. RSVP or questions call or visit Eagle Nest Visitor Center and Gateway Museum: 505-721-0704

The centennial ranches tour will also begin at the visitor center. There will be a power-point presentation — “Ranching in the American Southwest and an Overview of Local History” followed by a tour of two local Centennial Ranches – get an up close look at ranch & farm life in this remote valley a century ago. space is limited, RSVP please. Suggested museum donation for this presentation $10 adults $5 kids (6-12) under 6 free. Registration via phone or “day of” from 1 pm- 2 pm at the Eagle Nest Visitor Center & Museum, 580 Therma Drive/Hwy 64. Afternoon tours coincide with Dam Tour dates, weather permitting


37th Annual High Country Arts and Crafts Festival

eAgle NeST — The Eagle Nest Chamber of Commerce 37th Annual High Country Arts & Crafts Festival will be held Saturday and Sunday, July 27 and 28. Come out and enjoy: the arts and crafts, beer garden, wine tasting, live music, food booths and MORE! Saturday hours are 9 am‐6 pm, Sunday hours are 10 am‐5 pm. The High Country Arts & Craft Festival is a juried show open to qualified artisans and crafters. It has brought area and out-of-state talent to the Moreno Valley since 1982, benefiting the Eagle Nest Chamber of Commerce.


Capulin Astronomy Nights

cAPUlIN — Come join Capulin Astronomy Rangers for our summer series of astronomy nights, Saturday, July 27, 8:30 pm. View planets, our moon, galaxies and more through giant telescopes under some of the darkest skies in the lower 48. Times vary by month, but all observing will be done in the outdoor classroom area West of the Visitor Center. Please wear warm clothing and leave the pets at home. Bring flashlights to get to and from parking, but keep them put away at the telescopes.


Angel Fire Art & Farmers Market

ANgel FIRe — Our market is a weekly showcase featuring a diverse selection of local and regional artists, great live music, food artisans and fresh produce. The Angel Fire Art + Farmers Market is every Sunday, 10 am to 2 pm through September 1 at Frontier Park in the heart of Angel Fire.


Raton Youth Development Alliance meeting

RATON — The next Raton Youth Development Alliance meeting is Sunday, July 28, 12:30 to 4:30 pm at K-Bobs Steak- house, 1228 S 2nd Street.

One of the goals of RYDA is to provide a comprehensive calendar of events and activities for Raton’s children. If you know about an event for children and families, please let us know and we will include it in our Facebook, on our Website and in an email blast.


Raton Mainstreet! Volunteer Mingle

RATON — Come join us at The Palace for a no-host happy hour to learn more about Raton MainStreet Wednesday, July 31, 6 to 8 pm at Stakeout at the Palace, 200 South 1st Street. At this meeting we will be sharing some of our current initiatives, signing up volunteers for Gate City Music Festival on Labor Day Weekend and sharing about ways you can get involved in the community through MainStreet. Can’t help during GCMF but want to get involved? Come learn about the ways you can be a part of this organization.


Springer Movie Night

SPRINgeR — Come out Friday, August 2, 8 pm (dusk) at Springer Museum Park, 516 Maxwell Ave. for a family themed movie (TBA). Bring your own chairs, blankets, etc. If inclement weather, event will be held in the Springer Rec Center. Sponsored by the Springer Chamber of Commerce. Free popcorn! For more information: 575-707-1354


Raton Invitational Raton NHPA Singles ~ Horseshoe Tournament

RATON — Raton Invitational NHPA Singles tournament will be held Saturday, August 3, 9 am at City Park. The entry fee is $20. Call Larry Gallegos 575-447-9844 for information.


Eileen Gonzales presents Lip Sync 2019

RATON — The annual Lip Sync will be held Saturday, August 3, 7 pm at the Shuler Theater, 131 N. 2nd Street . “As much fun as a barrel of Monkeys” General Admission $5; Senior Citizens $4; Children 12 and Under $3.


2019 Colfax County Fair & Rodeo

SPRINgeR — “From Yesterday’s Denim to Today’s Diamonds, 75 years of the Colfax County Fair”
Monday, August 5

6 pm Queen Contest, TBA

Wednesday, August 7

7:30 am- Horse Show Entries, East Arena Gate 8-10 am- Quilt Show Entries, Exhibit Hall
8:30 am- Horse Show
9 am- Display booths set up

Noon- Quilt Judging – Closed to Public
2 pm- Queen Contest, Fairgrounds Arena, Horsemanship 5-6:30 pm- Exhibit Hall Non-perishable entries
-10 pm- Quiet

Thursday, August 8

7 am – 12 pm- Livestock Check in
8-10 am- Indoor Exhibit Registration
11 to 12 pm- Swine weigh in
1-2 pm- Cattle, Sheep, Goats Weigh In
3-4 pm- Commercial Vendors Set Up, Exhibit Hall 3:30 pm- Poultry and Rabbits Judging
4:30 to 7 pm- Exhibit Hall Open
6 pm- Swine Judging
10 pm- Quiet

Friday, August 9

8 am- Sheep and Goats Judging
9:30 am to 7 pm- Exhibit Hall Open
1 pm- Cattle Judging, Round Robin Showmanship Contest 3 pm- Cowboy Sand Volleyball
7 pm- Rodeo, Crossroads Rodeo Co.
9-10:30 pm- DJ Under the Grand Stands
12:30 am- Quiet

Saturday, August 10

7:30 am- Mayor’s Run Walk, City Hall
8 am- Rodeo Slack
9 am- Exhibit Hall Open, Knights of Columbus Cake Walk 9:45 am- Parade Check-in
10 am- Pie, Cake, and Coffee Methodist Church
10:15 am- Kid’s Parade Judged
10:30 am- Colfax County Parade Line Up
10:45 am- Kid’s Parade Starts
11 am- Colfax County Fair Parade
11 am to 1 pm- Bar-B-Q served, Miller-Lark Barn $6
12 pm- Cowboy Sand Volleyball
1 pm-FNB NM Entertainment Event,

Rodeo- Crossroads Rodeo Co.
2 pm- People’s Choice Quilt Voting Closes
3 pm- Exhibit Hall Closes
4:30 to 5:30 pm- Exhibits Released from Exhibit Hall 7:30 pm- Jr Livestock Sale, Miller-Lark Barn
8 pm to 12 am- Dance, Exhibit Hall $6 person
12:30 am-Quiet

Sunday, August 11

8 am-Cowboy Church, All Welcome

Clean – Up Exhibit Hall & Fairgrounds, arrangements for shipping sold animals

9 am-Livestock Released with Permission of Supers and Livestock Inspector
grounds Admission starts 2 pm Friday and 7 am Saturday $5 person, children 5 and under Free. Saturday BBQ is $10 plate. There will be a silent auction all day Saturday through the Jr. Livestock stock sale in the Show Barn. Brand the Wall – Show Barn $20 brand. And of course the People’s Choice Quilt Awards- cast your vote for $0.50 vote in the Indoor Exhibit Hall. For more information on individual events, please see County Fair book.



Sangres Art Guild show

WeSTclIFFe — Sangres Art Guild’s latest show is about to open! Come to Westcliffe to view our art show for August titled “Happy Trails”, featuring art inspired by the Western way of life in the Wet Mountain Valley. A People’s Choice Award will be selected at the reception with money awards going to the winner(s). The reception for this show is Saturday, August 3, 4 – 6 pm at 3rd Street Gallery at 59000 N. Highway 69. Refreshments will be served. In addition to the show, the 2nd floor features artwork by the SAG/3rd Street Gallery volunteers/members, which also showcases a variety of medias.

The show runs from August 3 – 26. 3rd Street Gallery hours: May thru Dec: 11am – 4pm The gallery is staffed Thurs. – Mon., May thru Dec., 11am – 4 pm. For further info: 719-315- 6045 or 719- 783-0886.



Free cultural art education classes

lA VeTA — This week, Friday, July 26, 10 am-Noon is a guided “Museum Tour”. 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

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

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.


Summer Camp at Delaney Hall

WAlSeNBURg — The Spanish Peaks Catholic Community is bringing a Summer Youth Program to Walsenburg! Totus Tuus (“Totally Yours”, in Latin) is a Catholic summer youth program dedicated to sharing the Gospel and promoting the Catholic Faith.

Our week-long program will assist parents in the evangelizing and catechizing of their youth by supplementing the work they are currently doing. All kids and teens from the community are invited to participate! It’s FREE!! We’ll be offering FREE Lunch & Snacks for every participant. There will be surprises! It is recommended for Children/Teens 6-16 years old.

For registration, call St. Mary, O.L.S. Parish Office at 719- 738-1204, or email

The camp will be Sunday, July 28 to Friday, August 2. The grade school program will be Monday-Friday, 9:30 am-2:30 pm at Delaney Hall. The middle school and High school program will be Sunday -Thursday, 7:30 -9:30 pm at Delaney hall there will be a barbeque and potluck for the whole community on Wednesday, July 31, 5:30 pm. Confessions at 10:45 and Mass at 11:15 Monday through Friday are open to all the community.


Celebrate Harry Potter at La Veta Mercantile and LVPL

lA VeTA — Come out to an exciting community event for all generations, “Celebrate Harry Potter!” The La Veta Library is teaming up with the La Veta Mercantile (300 S. Main) to bring you this magical celebration Wednesday, July 31, 6 to 9 pm. Dress up as your favorite character/creature, or wear your muggle clothes! Fun activities & games for kids & adults! For full schedule & how you can contribute, be sure to follow this event on La Veta Public Library’s Facebook page!

6:00 Kids Picture Bingo
6:20 Kids Pin the Lightning on Harry
6:40 Kids Picture Bingo
7:00 Kids Pin the Lightning on Harry
7:15 Teen/Adult Trivia Bingo
7:45 Teen/Adult Pin the Nose on Voldemort
8:00 Teen/Adult Trivia Bingo
8:30 Teen/Adult Pin the Nose on Voldemort
*First place prize for all events listed above*
7:30-9:00 Fortune Teller
Open Play (6:00-9:00): Wingardium Leviosa, Quidditch Pong, Photo Booth, Harry Potter Uno, Harry Potter Pictionary, Activities Table (color sheets, mazes, mad libs, word searches, word scrambles, crosswords)


Fridays For Fun Steampunk

lA VeTA — Thread beads, washers, small keys and other objects of the machine age on wire to create steampunk bracelets and metal creatures from your imagination. On Friday, July 26, 1-3pm at The La Veta School of the Arts, Sharona Nova-Whitley makes this class quite an adventure. Class cost is only $10 if you call and register ahead of time 719-742-3421 or on our website: or email

Next Friday, August 2 will be sand painting. Design and create a sand painting like many indigenous people make. Sharona Nova-Whitley will show and talk about many sand painters over the centuries: Tibetan, Navajo, Senegalese, Japanese, Aboriginal, Victorian and Georgian. Your sand painting will tell your own unique story on Friday, Aug 2, 2019 from 1-3pm at The La Veta School of the Arts. Sign up early and the class is only $10. or 719-742-3421 or The class is $15 at the door.


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 — Come to the library on Friday, July 26 at 10:30 for some more space fun. On Tuesday, July 30 we will have our final events for summer reading program. At 5:00 pm Ann Lincoln will present “Magic is from Mars, Juggling is from Jupiter” followed immediately by food and games on the lawn. The library will be providing hot dogs, chips and cookies. We will also have giant chess, giant jenga, bocce ball and other fun games. For in- formation 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.



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 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: Wednesday, 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 in- formation 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.


Youth Basketball Camps

TRINIDAD — There is a basketball camp scheduled for Monday, August 5 – Wednesday, August 7 at the Trinidad Community Center, 1309 Beshoar Avenue. Sessions for grades 1-4 (boys and girls) and grades 5-8 (girls only). The cost for the camp is $30 per player, $10 for each additional sibling. For more information:



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.