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Upcoming Events for week of November 7, 2019


1st National Bank calendar distribution

RAtoN/tRINIDAD/WALSENBURG — Come join us for the annual holiday open house and 2020 Calendar distribution, Friday, December 6, 9 am to 3 pm be at these 1st National Bank locations: Loan Production Office, 1247 S. Second Street, Raton; The Main Bank, 100 E. Main Street, Trinidad; and Huerfano County Branch, 135 W. 6th Street. The title of our beautiful calendar for 2020 is “Remembering Our Neighborhood Grocery Stores”.



Huerfano RE-1 Schools Foundation meeting

WALSENBURG — There will be a meeting of the Huerfano Re-1 Schools Foundation at 4 pm, Thursday, November 7, at 508 Main Street in Walsenburg, CO. (World Journal newspaper office) Agenda items include: 1) Update on the ongoing sponsorship fundraiser 2) Establish procedure for school groups to apply for future funding, and 3) Update on uniform lights for the JMHS Panther Brigade marching band’s appearances in the Walsenburg Parade of Lights and the Colorado Springs Parade of Lights.

New members welcome. For more information contact Carol Trujillo: 719-299-0519 or email her at HuerfanoRE1Foun-

HRSF is an independent 501(c)(3) organization, comprised of community volunteers seeking to support education.


Friends of Library book sale

WALSENBURG — The Spanish Peaks Library District “FOL book lovers, non-book lovers, and childrens book sale” will be held Thursday, Nov. 7, 10 am to 5 pm and Friday, November 8, 10 am to 5 pm. We will set up the sale on Thursday, November 7, 8:30 am to 10 am and do clean up, Friday, November 8 at 4 pm. Any and all help is appreciated! We would like anyone interested in the FOL to attend our meetings, every third Monday, (next meeting Nov. 18 at 1 pm. See you all there


HCCC meeting today

WALSENBURG — The monthly Huerfano County Communication Coalition meeting will be today, Thursday, November 7, 12 pm at the Huerfano County Ambulance building. Come out for a great lunch and find out what’s happening in our community.


“Yesterday” featured movie at La Veta Library

LA VEtA — The monthly matinee at the La Veta Library will be Thursday, Nov. 7, 2 pm. Join us as we present “Yesterday” the engaging story about a young man who, after a mysterious blackout, is the only person on earth who remembers the Beatles. He later rockets of fame passing off their songs as his own. Lots of great nostalgic music and fun, with free popcorn brought to you by the friends of LaVeta Library.


Thankful Soup at La Veta Mercantile

LA VEtA — We’re doing things a bit differently this month. We are grateful and thankful for this community. That’s why November’s “Soup” event on Thursday, Nov. 7, 5:30 to 8 pm is called “Thankful Soup” at La Veta Mercantile.

La Veta Mercantile and Bachman Real Estate will provide soup, salad, bread, and dessert. Nine previous Huerfano Soup nonprofit presenters who did not win “the pot” will have a second chance to win the donations from this event! The cost is $10 minimum and includes two votes! Want more votes? You can purchase additional votes for $5 each. Doors open at 5:30, dinner is at 6 and presentations begin at 7 pm.


MoF Day of the Dead exhibit

WALSENBURG — Downtown Walsenburg’s Museum of Friends announces a new opening exhibit “El Día de los Muertos” (Day of the Dead) that honors Huerfano County and MoF artists, musicians and cultural ambassadors who have passed away in the recent months. Opening on Friday, Nov. 8 from 5 to 7 pm the exhibit will include an homage to: Joan Hanley, La- Clair Skaggs, Katherine Emsden, David Cummings, Lash Baldwin, Clark Diamond, Brent Seawell, Random Factor, George Glumac, Ione Glumac, Thomas Nozkowski, Linda Gregg, John Giorno, Neal Grilley, The Colorado Kid, Constance Del Vecchio-Maltese, Jose Rubio, Marlin Babb Crockett, and many others.

Please join us on the second floor to view this year’s El Día de los Muertos Exhibition with access by elevator. This exhibit will honor the memories of our special friends and ancestors who are no longer here to be with us. Local artists are creating new works to be exhibited for this show. Light refreshments and music. For more info visit or call 719-738-2858 .


Yvonne Perea & guests at the Merc

LA VEtA — Friday, November 8, 7 pm enjoy the seamless merging of folk, blues, and rock, of Yvonne Perea’s music at La Veta Mercantile. Perea captures her audience through her memorable melodies, relevant lyrics, and soulful earthy vocals. After hearing Yvonne’s music or watching her perform live, you come away with the feeling that you’ve really seen a glimpse of Yvonne’s soul. Yvonne has performed throughout the USA and has opened for Ambrosia, Nickel Creek, Michelle Shocked, Jonatha Brooke, and Melissa Ferrick among others. From intimate House Concerts to large festivals, Yvonne Perea’s music is like an old friend that warms your day, comfortable and embracing. Over the past 15 years, Yvonne Perea has released three solo albums as well as five albums with her band, hONEyhoUSe. Ticket prices to be announced.


Jackson Emmer at Deerprint Wine

LA VEtA — Emmer was so incredible at his July 19 show with us that we just had to have him back Saturday, Nov. 9, 6 to 8 pm at Deerprint Wine, 106 E Francisco Street. If you missed that show, or want to see him again, get your tickets soon as this will likely be an indoor show and seats will fill up quickly. For more information call 719-650-2079.


American Prayer Trees: History Salon presentation

LA VEtA — Huerfano County Historical Society will hold a Sunday Salon History Happenings Sunday, November 10, 2 pm at La Veta Library. Popular speaker, John Anderson, will be back to share new information on culturally modified trees. His new book, American Prayer Trees of Colorado, contains photos from Huerfano County modified trees. John will share findings that confirm that Comanche, Cherokee, Jicarilla Apache, in addition to the Ute, had a sustained presence in present-day Colorado and had cultural traditions of modifying trees for various purposes (storytelling, wayfinding, medicine, etc.). This should be an interesting talk with one of our favorite speakers. Please plan to join us. A $5 donation is suggested.


Songwriting with Jackson Emmer

LA VEtA — Award-winning songwriter, Jackson Emmer, leads this workshop Sunday, November 10, 10 am to noon at La Veta Mercantile. The session is designed for musicians who have dabbled in the world of songwriting and are interested in exploring it more deeply. We’ll discuss how to stay motivated and write regularly; how to avoid writer’s block; tips for accompanying yourself on guitar; ear-training and critical listening; and more. Participants will have an opportunity to share new songs/works-in-progress with the group. Attendance will be limited to 15 songwriters. Must be at least 14 years old to attend. Tuition is $20. Facebook Event Link:


Fun’ raiser for LV Village

LA VEtA — La Veta Village invites the public to Sunday dinner at Alys’ Restaurant on Sunday, November 10. The cash bar opens at 5:30 pm followed by dinner at 6 pm. Tickets are $50 per person (includes a $25 donation to La Veta Village). Purchase tickets by calling 719-742-3510 and leaving a message or by contacting a board member. We have news to share!


Reunion Fellowship at New Hope

WALSENBURG — New Hope Community Church of Walsenburg, 801 Pennsylvania, will be hosting it’s 2nd annual reunion fellowship dinner Sunday, November 10 beginning at 6 pm. Everyone is invited with special emphasis on former attenders and friends and neighbors of New Hope. Meal is provided al- though our members can’t help by bring sides and desserts!


Veterans Day at Eagles Hall

WALSENBURG — The Eagle’s Aerie #1187 is open on Veteran’s Day, Monday, Nov 11 from 2 pm- ?? for all Veterans and their guests! Come meet your fellow Vets!


American Legion Veterans’ Day dinner

WALSENBURG — American Legion Post 16 will host a Veteran’s Day Dinner- “Honor and Service” Monday, November 11, 5 pm at the United Church of Walsenburg, 108 Kansas Ave (across the street from Loaf & Jug.) The dinner will include roast beef, mashed potatoes, veggies and dessert. The dinner is free with donations accepted. There will be door prizes. All veterans and their families are encouraged to attend, and the public is welcome to come and celebrate and honor our veterans!


Veteran’s Day Concert

WALSENBURG — Come listen to the hard work that the JMHS Wind Ensemble and the newly formed JMHS Concert Band have put in the first ten weeks of this semester at the Veterans Day Concert, Monday, November 11, 7 pm (doors open at 6:45) in the JMHS Cafeteria. We will finish our concert with an homage to all of our veterans and military personnel! This is a FREE concert with a suggested $5 donation at the door. All proceeds will go towards furthering music education in our schools! We hope to see you there!


November Care ‘n Share

WALSENBURG — The November Care ‘n Share food distribution for Huerfano County will be Tuesday, November 12, 10 to about 11:30 am at Delaney Hall on E 7th. Bring proper ID (required) and bags or box for food. Food passed out on first come first serve basis.


Free legal clinic at Spanish Peaks Library

WALSENBURG — A free legal clinic for parties who have no attorney, will be featured from 4 to 5 pm on the second Tuesday of each month at the Spanish Peaks Library, 415 Walsen Avenue. The next clinic will be Tuesday, November 12. By computer link, volunteer attorneys will answer questions, help fill out forms, and explain the process and procedure for all areas of civil litigation, including family law, property law, probate law, collections, appeals, landlord-tenant law, small claims, veterans issues, and civil protection orders. Walk-ins are welcome, and every- one will be helped on a first-come, first-served basis. Upcoming 2019 dates: December 10.


Republicans meeting

WALSENBURG — The Huerfano County Republican Committee will meet Tuesday, November 12, 6 pm at La Plaza Inn, 118 W. 6th St., for its monthly meeting.

After our meeting, please join us for a no-host dinner at La Plaza Inn. Come early at 5:30 pm for a meet and greet.


A first hand perspective on the Criminal Justice system

LA VEtA — The La Veta Library presents a program on Criminal Justice from the vantage point of a “white collar” victim of an unjust system Thursday, November 14, 2 pm.

What would you do if you were tried and convicted for a crime that you never committed? The La Veta Library will host author and lecturer, Jerry Rising as he shares his story of 57 months in prison and how he made the most of his unjust incarceration by tutoring hundreds of inmates to help get their GEDs. Mr. Rising has written a book entitled “Junk Justice” and will share his insights regarding the need for criminal justice reform. Anyone concerned with the current state of mass incarceration and where to find a solution are invited to attend this fascinating program brought to you by the Friends of LaVeta Library. Call 719-742-3572, for more info.


Ecstatic dance at the Merc

LA VEtA — Make your move, not your mind! Come and quiet your inner and outer dialogue and enjoy your own personal exploration of body movement, while listening to some fun rhythms for an awesome experience Thursday, November 14, 7 pm. Whether you feel moved to have a big dance workout, or an inward journey, there is no judgment, low lights, and no talking, so you have absolute permission to be danced as the music moves you individually. Wear comfortable clothing and leave your inner critic at the door. All ages welcome!


MoF 2nd annual GALA and Western art sale

WALSENBURG — Downtown Walsenburg’s Museum of Friends announces the 2nd Annual GALA Benefit to Save the Roof and Dick Building, Friday, November 15, 5:30 to 9:30 pm.

The GALA Benefit features The Western Art Sale from the Marcia and Martin St. Lifer Collection and other works from generous contributors. The evening kicks off at 5:30 with a meet and greet cocktail hour. At 7 pm renowned writer Ann McCutchan’s skit “If They Build It Who Will Come?” written especially for this occasion will be performed by our local historian Carolyn Newman playing Mother Jones, and other local actors. Dinner will follow prepared by Alys of Alys’ Restaurant; beer provided by our local brewery the Crafty Canary. Following the dinner, D.J. Jeromie Dorrance with a light show created by Brian Corrigan & Downtown Colorado Inc., will inspire dancing followed by dessert and coffee prepared by our local Cup, High Altitude Coffee Roasters.


SPACe reception for Gift of Art & Trinidad Arts Council

LA VEtA — Visit with the artists and your friends Saturday, November 16, 5 – 7 pm at the SPACe Gallery, 132 W. Ryus. There will be refreshments and no admission fee.

Both shows open Tuesday, Nov. 12 and will be on display until Jan. 4. The SPACe Galleries are open Tues. & Thurs. 11 – 3 and Saturdays 10 – 4. The Spanish Peaks Arts Council (SPACe) is a nonprofit organization which relies on community support to provide artists a way to share their art. SPACe members’ art can be found for sale in the Gift Shop. The sale of artwork benefits the artists and SPACe, and encourages artists to continue to show their work at SPACe. Call 719 742-3074 for in- formation.


Willson & McKee, Jaquie Gipson at LV Mercantile

LA VEtA — Three favorite local musicians Wilson and McKee and Jaquie Gipson will perform Saturday, November 16, 7 to 9 pm at La Veta Mercantile, 300 S Main Street.

Willson & McKee are two voices with Celtic harp, accordion, Irish bouzouki, guitars, dulcimers, Bodhran, and bagpipes. The duo began making music and touring together in 1990. In the decades since, they have ap- peared on multiple state Arts Rosters, juried showcases, educational programming and performed in many states on stages ranging from Quonset huts to 1500 seat auditoriums.

Jaquie Gipson, an acoustic guitarist, began playing the guitar at the age of 14. With inspiration from Leo Kottke, Michael Hedges, Preston Reed and others, Jaquie has developed a style of her own. She has performed for a wide variety of audiences in Colorado, Kansas, New Mexico, Texas and California. An experienced instructor, Jaquie has taught guitar at Trinidad State Junior College since 1981 and conducts hands on workshops in music stores and college campuses. Jaquie has been the opening act for the Trinidaddio Blues Festival since its inception in 1999. Tickets are $18 in advance or $20 day of show. For more Information call 719-742-3387.


Snake and the Rabbit at Deerprint Wine

LA VEtA — Americana duo Snake and Rabbit will perform Sunday, November 17, 6 to 8 pm at Deerprint Wine, 106 E Francisco Street. Snake and the Rabbit have a stripped down, minimalist approach to Americana music heavily influenced by Psychedelic folk, American blues, Outlaw Country and lo-fi Garage Rock. Call for more information: 719-650-2079.


Afternoon of Poetry

LA VEtA — An “Afternoon of Poetry” in honor of CELEBRATIONS will be held Sun- day, November 17, 3-5 pm, at Tom Doerk’s home, 120 W. Grand. Bring poems to read (your own or other favorites!). For more in- formation contact Tom (742-3776) or Robin(742-3398).


Social Services CPS Unit forum: RSVP by Nov. 18

WALSENBURG — The Huerfano County Department of Social Services Child Protection Unit is pleased to announce that we are mov- ing toward utilizing a Differential Response option when responding to reports of concerns of child abuse or neglect. We will be holding a community forum Thursday, November 21, 10:30 am to noon, at Spanish Peaks Library.

Differential response (DR) is the over- arching paradigm shift in counties to assess children for safety through partnering with families, community partners, and facilitate sustainable behavioral change within a family.

Please RSVP to Anita Cordova either by email at or by tele- phone at 719-738-2810 ext. 126 by Monday, Nov. 18. For more info visit:


American Legion meeting

WALSENBURG — The Walsenburg American Legion Post 16 and American Legion Auxiliary Unit 16, will meet Tuesday, November 19, 6:30 pm. The meeting will be held on the 2nd floor of the Spanish Peaks Veterans Com- munity Living Center, 23500 US Highway 160. All Veterans and their spouses are invited to attend. We will be discussing current activities, including membership, the new LE- GION Act that makes all veterans eligible for membership, as well as any future activities. Come and join us! For further information, contact the Post Commander, Gary Baldwin at 719-738-2801.


Jeffrey Foucault at La Veta Mercantile

LA VEtA — With his rugged Midwestern sensibility and rich, evocative voice, Jeffrey Foucault is a songwriter in the tradition of the classic American country-folk troubadours. Come hear his unique voice Tuesday, November 19, 7 pm at La Veta Mercantile. Citing heroes like John Prine, Greg Brown, Chris Smither, and Townes Van Zandt, Foucault received accolades from the roots rock community in 2001 with the release of his stark and compelling debut LP, “Miles from the Lightning”. Marrying blues, rock, Americana, folk, and country, Foucault has released a string of well-received albums and has also become an in-demand producer. $15 in ad- vance; $18 on day of show.



Light Up Trinidad!

tRINIDAD — The Historic Trinidad Main Street Board, and the City of Trinidad Tourism Board are planning the annual “Holiday Light Up Trinidad Shop, Stay & Play Local” promotion campaign that is scheduled to run Friday, November 8, to Wednesday, January 1, 2020.

Trinidad businesses, non-profits, service groups, and churches, will be provided the service of promoting events, shopping, and fun happenings over the holiday season in Trinidad-area via print, radio, flyers and social media.

Please send all holiday events, promotions, and calendar items by Friday, November 1* to Kim Schultz at 719-859-1008
*Submittals after 11/1* might not make the main calendar of events.


Trinidad Business Holiday Spirit Decorating Contest

tRINIDAD — The Corazon de Trinidad Historic Main Street Board and the City of Trini- dad Tourism Board Presents “DECK THE HALLS” Business Spirit Decorating Competition. The application period is November 1 through November 22.

The judging period will be November 23 through December 25, and on-site judging by panel is December 6 through December 8. Eligibility requires the decorations to be up no later than November 22. Lights must stay on daily from dusk to 9 pm, and they must be displayed Thanksgiving through New Year’s Day.

There will be 3 different Voting opportunities. 1. will take place on FACEBOOK at VISIT TRINIDAD COLORADO and at TRIN- IDAD HISTORIC MAIN STREET. 2. Ballot voting on the Trinidad Trolley. 3. Panel of Judges. 1st Prize: 3 months of rent/mortgage paid*; 2nd Prize: 2 months of rent/mortgage paid*; 3rd Prize: 1 month of rent/mortgage paid*. *Not to exceed 100% of rent/mortgage or $1,000 per month.

Rules and application forms are available at City Hall – Call Kim Lopez @ 719-846-9843 or email . Advertising and prizes are underwritten by the City of Trinidad


Cooking Matters class

tRINIDAD — Mt. Carmel Wellness Center, 911 Robinson Avenue will host a free Cooking Matters Class beginning Thursday, November 7, 5:30 to 7:30 pm. The class will be on Thursdays Nov. 7th until Dec. 12th. Call 719-845-4894 to register; limited space.


Carnegie series: Japanese Art Forms

tRINIDAD — Carnegie Library offers a series of events briefly introducing some of Japan’s more accessible art forms. The first of the programs is “Learn Origami” on Thursday, November 7, 5:30 to 7 pm at the Trinidad Carnegie Public Library.

Learn how to make easy origami with simple instructions and diagrams. Origami doesn’t have to be difficult and frustrating. There are lots of figures that are easy and fun to make. Join us and learn how!


Sweet Dream in a Bag

tRINIDAD — Kiwanis Club of Trinidad and ABC Disability Support Group are proud to announce Thursday, November 7, 6 pm they will be hosting a Sweet Dream in a Bag event at The Youth Club of Trinidad, 204 E Kansas Avenue. Sweet Dream in a Bag is a 501 (c) (3) Public Charity that gifts children living in poverty with a new bedding package. The children usually reside in a temporary home or attend a head start school as their family is attempting to rebuild their lives. Sweet Dream’s passion is to offer the entire family acceptance, love, encouragement and hope. For more information call Elizabeth 719-220-4558.


Trinidad Experience Summit Follow Up

tRINIDAD — The Trinidad Experience Summit follow up will be held tonight, Thursday, November 7, 6 to 8 pm at Southern Colorado Repertory Theatre, 131 W Main Street. If you were able to make it out, we are so appreciative of the ef- fort! We love hosting engaging conversations and being a part of the future of Trinidad. If you weren’t able to make it, please save the date for our next planning meeting & discussion! For more information visit:


Purgatoire River Anglers Meeting

TRINIDAD — Purgatory River Anglers Meeting, will be held tonight, Thursday, November 7, 6 to 9 pm at Moose’s Social Club and Martini Bar, 308 W. Main Street. Julie Knutson of the Purgatoire Watershed Partnership will be speaking about future projects that will involve Trout Unlimited and keeping our waters clean and healthy. For more info call 970-366-8148


HOH Creator Fridays!

tRINIDAD — We are proud to announce that this fall’s Hands on History Fridays will focus on the arts! HOH is for kids in 1 through 8 grades and runs each Friday, 1 to 4 pm. The cost for the class is $9 per week. (Scholarships available for free/reduced lunch, or multiple sibling enrollment. HOH will be held each Friday through December 20. These Fridays are sponsored by the Trinidad Community Foundation and in partnership with the Arts Council of Trinidad, whose members will be joining us to teach about different types of art techniques!

Each Friday will include a brief history lesson to introduce the topic and its significance, followed by hands on activities. This Friday, November 8, – Frida Kahlo self portrait. Contact Abigail to enroll: 719-846-7217 or .


Dano Weston & Breakfast Buffet at Spanish Peaks Inn

GULNARE — This Saturday, November 9, 7 to 11 pm dance to the music of Dano Weston Band and at Spanish Peaks Inn, 22590 CR 41.6. There is a $5 cover charge. Food and drink available for purchase. Sunday, November 10, 8 am to noon, join us for the monthly $10 All-U-Can Eat breakfast buffet!

Spanish Peaks Inn has Taco Tuesdays and dinner specials on Thursday and Friday nights. Want to learn line dancing? Come out Wednesdays at 2:30 pm and join our line dancing group. Live music and dancing most weekends! For more in- formation contact: 719-941-4288 or email


Annual Veterans Day luncheon

tRINIDAD — The FREE for Veterans and their guest annual luncheon will be held Monday, November 11, 11 am to 1 pm at Sebastiani Gym.


Networking event RSVP by 11/11

tRINIDAD — Phil Long Enterprise, Downtown Trinidad Development Group and SE Colorado Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is hosting a Networking event Wednesday, November 13, 5:30- 7:30 pm in the Champion Building, 133 N. Commercial St., Trinidad Co. 81082.

Please RSVP to Polly Cisneros by Monday, November 11 at or 719-845-4836.


Food drive at 1st National Bank- Walmart location

tRINIDAD — The annual Thanksgiving Food Drive at 1st National Bank- Walmart Location is running Now until Nov. 22. Non perishable food and cash donations accepted. Help out those in need this holiday season.


Food for Thought: storing water in rocks

tRINIDAD — The next Food for Thought program will be Tuesday, November 12, 12 to 12:45 pm in the Pioneer Room of the Sullivan Center at TSJC. This month’s presentation is “Storing water in rocks; a tool that can help us fight wildfires and can also help us farm the ufarmable.”

Keith Ohlhausen invites you to join him in a discussion on how we can bridge the water storage gap between storage tanks and open reservoirs for nonpotable water at comparable costs. Such public water reserves could be virtually any size or shape, self-filling, very low maintenance and last for generations.

Firefighters, farmers, ranchers, homeowners, anyone needing access to a source of clean non-potable water and even the aquifers can all reap benefits from building water storage units using a time proven technology with a few modern modifications.

Food for Thought is an ongoing education series offered at Trinidad State. It allows residents to network and learn something interesting on their lunch hour. Visitors are encouraged to either bring their lunch or buy something from the college cafeteria down the hall. For more information about “Food for Thought” or any presentation, contact Donna Had- dow at 719-846-5724 or


Food basket drive at the Carnegie

tRINIDAD — Carnegie Public Library is accepting donations of non-perishable food, cash or check, or hats and gloves until Friday, November 22 for their annual food basket drive.


JOB FAIR: Looking for work?

tRINIDAD — The U.S. Census Bureau, in partnership with the Trinidad Workforce Center, will be holding a 2020 Census Job Fair Tuesday, November 12, 1 – 3 pm at 140 N. Commercial Street.

These positions provide the perfect opportunity to earn some extra income while helping your community. The results of the 2020 Census will help determine each state’s representation in Congress, as well as how certain funds are spent for schools, hospitals, roads, and more. This is your chance to play a part in history and help ensure that everyone in your community is counted!

Hours are flexible, and the pay is good (in Las Animas County, it’s $14 per hour plus 58 cents a mile). These are temporary positions that will begin in early 2020 and continue through July.

If you can’t make the job fair, go online to for more information and to apply.


FREE legal help at Carnegie Library

tRINIDAD — The next free legal clinic at the Carnegie Public Library will be Tuesday, November 12, 3 to 4 pm. Patrons can have a private video conference with an attorney, here at the library. Call the library at 719/846-6841, or come in to sign up in advance. Normally, there will be four, fifteen minute sessions to discuss civil matters only


OSHA training, RSVP by 11/12

tRINIDAD — This course is designed to benefit entry-level carpenters, masonry and concrete workers, plumbers, roofers, drywall installers, and electricians. The course will be held Tuesday and Wednesday, November 19-20, 9 am to 3 pm at the Mullen Building, room 412 at TSJC. Participants must register by Tuesday, November 12.

Attendees will be introduced to OSHA policies, procedures, and standards, as well as construction industry safety and health principles. Upon completion of the course, the attendee will be able to identify the common causes of accidents and fatalities in hazardous areas of construction as well as to identify abatement techniques for hazards found in construction. Tuition is $175. Contact Donna Haddow to register at 719-8467-5724.


TLAC chamber luncheon, RSVP by 11/13

tRINIDAD — You are cordially invited to the November 2019 Chamber Luncheon on November 20, at TSJC Pioneer Rm. in the Sullivan Center. The sponsor for our November luncheon will be The Historic Trinidad Main Street Board. Lunch is $12 per person and will begin at noon.

The Historic Trinidad Main Street Board will be highlight- ing the upcoming Holiday festivities, plans for downtown Trinidad and other upcoming events. Come out to see all that the board is doing for our community.

Our menu is: Roasted turkey, mashed potatoes with turkey gravy, green bean Amandine, rolls and pumpkin pie for dessert. You must RSVP by Wednesday, November 13. Please send your RSVP to, or You could also contact the office to RSVP at 719-846-9285.


Carnegie Public Library Open House

tRINIDAD — This is YOUR library! You own it, just as do all other citizens of Trinidad. Come in and take a look at your place Wednesday, November 13, 5:30 to 7 pm! There will be library tours, free refreshments and info about services.


Call for artist: Holiday Gala

tRINIDAD — The Corazon Gallery will be accepting art work in all mediums for the “Holiday Gala” show on Wednesday, November 13, 10 am to 5 pm. The reception for the Holiday Gala show will be Friday, November 15, 5 pm. The Corazon Gallery is located at 149 E. Main.


Japanese Art Forms –Suminagashi

tRINIDAD — The next Japanese Art Form event will be Thursday, November 14, 5:30 to 7:30 pm at the Carnegie Public Library. Suminagashi is a process in which Sumi ink is floated on the surface of plain water, then transferred to a sheet of paper. Suminagashi (sue-me-NAH-gah-she) literally means “floating ink” and is an ancient form of Japanese marbling dating back over 800 years. Suminagashi is the ancient art of Japanese marbling. Paper marbling is a method of aqueous surface design, which can produce patterns similar to smooth marble or other kinds of stone.


Open House at SCRT-

tRINIDAD — Come out for socializing and tasty morsels at the Southern Colorado Reparatory Theater, 131 W. Main, open house Thursday, November 14, 5:30 to 7:30 pm. Presenters include- Jan Brennan- Vibrant Communities Consultant, Dr. Rhonda Epper- TSJC President, Harriet Vaugeois- DCI Local Challenge Leader. The discussion will be on the future of the arts in our community.


Teacher workshop on Latino Heritage

tRINIDAD — Bringing the Rich Latino Heritage of Las Animas/Huerfano Counties into Your Classroom: A two-day workshop for K-12 teachers will be offered Friday, Nov. 15 and Saturday, Nov. 16, 9 am to 3 pm at the Pioneer Room, Sullivan Center, Trinidad State Junior College.

These workshops shed new light on local Latino history. A collaborative, grassroots initiative is making 150 years of Latino history and culture in Trinidad more visible and accessible, thanks to a partnership between the Latino History Project, University of Colorado Boulder and local community organizations.

Trinidad,Las Animas, and Huerfano County teachers, K- 12, will learn more about this local history through a two-day workshop which will focus on the essential role that Latinos have played in our area from their earliest days to the present.

The Boulder-based Latino History Project and CU Boulder faculty and students have been working with the Carnegie Public Library, Hispanic Chamber of Trinidad/Las Animas County, Southern Colorado Coal Miners Museum, Trinidad History Museum (History Colorado) and Trinidad State Junior College to gather information about Trinidad’s Latino history and heritage, and have shared these primary resources on the project’s website.

During the workshops, teachers will learn how to incorporate these and other resources into existing school curriculum, while meeting state and national educational standards. The project originally started in Boulder County in 2013 and has now expanded to Trinidad, Pueblo, and Alamosa, creating extensive online resources and offering teacher and community workshops focused on how to use them.

Teachers may RSVP to Berni Arrazola, local workshop organizer,, 719-231-3587 or 303-803-3489. The workshop is free and teachers who complete both days will receive a $200 gift certificate.


Elks Holiday Craft Show

tRINIDAD — Come out for the Elks Holiday Craft Show Saturday, November 16, 10 am to 3 pm at Elks Lodge, 120 S Maple Street. One day shopping event of handcrafted and home- made one of a kind treasures made by local talent. For more information 575-420-3805.


Marketplace Gallery Countdown to the Holidays

tRINIDAD — The annual craft event at Marketplace Gallery, 149 E Main Street will be held Saturday, November 16, 10 am to 3 pm. Shop locally made handmade goods. For more in- formation call 719-846-8207.

Call for Vendors: Countdown to the Holidays at Market- place Gallery, 149 E. Main Street. Get free space, 30% commission for the market scheduled for Saturday, November 16, 10-3, call 719-846-8207 to reserve space.


Operation Christmas Child

tRINIDAD — Shoe Box Drop-Off dates for the 2019 Operation Christmas Child will be held November 18 to 25 at Fishers Peak Community Church- 10377 Santa Fe Trail. For any questions please call Mary Beach at 719-846-8684 or Bonnie Groubert at 719-859-4252

Collection Week Hours:
Monday 11/18 – 1pm to 3pm

Tuesday 11/19 – 9am to 11am

Wednesday 11/20 – 9am to 11am

Thursday 11/21 – 4:30pm to 6:30pm

Friday 11/22 – 2pm to 4pm

Saturday 11/23 – 10pm to 12pm

Sunday 11/24 – 1:30pm to 3:30pm

Monday 11/25 – 7:30am to 9:30am


Vendors needed Christmas Bazaar

tRINIDAD — The annual Mt. Carmel Christmas Bazaar will be held Saturday, November 23, 10 am to 3 pm at 911 Robinson Avenue. Vendors Needed! contact Noreen Perri at 719-845- 4875 or Ashley DiPaola at (719) 845-4877



Colfax County Pesticide Applicator CEU Class RSVP by today, 11/7

RAtoN — The Colfax County Cooperative Extension Service will host a pesticide applicator class Thursday, November 14, 8:30 am to 2 pm. Five continuing education units will be avail- able to pesticide license holders for attending this session sponsored by Lipha Tex and Colfax County Cooperative Extension service. Please RSVP to the extension office at 575-445- 8071 by Thursday, November 7.


Dia de Los Muertos at Old Pass Gallery

RAtoN — The annual “Dia de Los Muertos” show will be held now until Monday, November 11 at Old Pass Gallery. Sugar Skull Decoration available throughout the show. For additional information or questions, email director@rato- or call (575) 445-2052.


Start, Grow, & Revive Your Business workshop series

RAtoN — Ever dream of starting your own business? These hands-on workshops are for start-up entrepreneurs or business owners wanting to scale up.The next workshop will be held Friday, November 8, 6 to 9 pm and Saturday, November 9, 9 am to 3 pm at the Center for Community Innovation, 130 Park Avenue. You’ll learn valuable skills and meet successful local business people.


Flu shot clinic

RAtoN — The Medicine Shoppe in Dona Ana Shopping Center is having a flu shot clinic Saturday, Nov. 9, 9 am to 3 pm.


Hall of Heroes at Raton Museum

RAtoN — This exhibit, honoring our brave men & women, will run now to Friday, November 15 at The Raton Museum, 108 South 2nd Street, in historic downtown Raton.

The public is invited to a reception and open house Saturday, November 9, 11 am. For more info: 575-445-8979


Corazon Chapter-Santa Fe Trail Association meeting

RAtoN —The next meeting of the Santa Fe Trail Association will be Saturday, November 9, 10 am to 2 pm at the Raton Museum, 108 Second Street. Participants should bring a sack lunch. We will have a business meeting followed by lunch. After lunch, museum curator, Roger Sanchez will speak to us: “Raton, Miners and the Santa Fe Trail.” Following his remarks, we will have time to explore the museum. For more information see:


Mercury Transit Viewing at Capulin

CAPULIN — Come out to witness an amazing astronomical event! On Monday, November 11, Mercury will transit the Sun, showing up as a small, black dot as it crosses in front of the Sun. We will have telescopes set up at the Visitor Center to allow people to safely view the transit 8:30 am to 12 pm.


Call to artists ~ “Old Pass Christmas”

RAtoN — Old Pass Gallery will accept up to 10 pieces of art- work Thursday, November 7 through Thursday, November 14, 10 am to 4 pm. Think Small – Nice Christmas Gifts! All entries must be original works. We accept painting, sculpture, mixed media, photography, and textile. Entry fee for this show is $5 per piece or $2.50 if you are an Artist Member.

The show will open to the public on November 19. Let’s show Raton and our tourists our great talent in the area and encourage everyone to shop locally for their Christmas Gifts. For additional information or questions, email or call (575) 445-2052.


NM State Outdoor Rec. open house

RAtoN — The director of the newly created New Mexico State Outdoor Recreation Division, Axie Navas, will be hosting an open house in Raton Thursday, November 14, 10 am in the Commission Chambers of the Raton Municipal Building, 224 Savage Avenue. Ms. Navas will be here to learn as much as she can about the recreation opportunities in our region and to explain the mission and goals of the new Outdoor Recreation Division. This will be a great opportunity to let Santa Fe know about all the great outdoor recreation opportunities that abound in our part of the state and the importance of outdoor recreation to our economy.

Please save the date. We would love to have you or a representative(s) from your organization there. If you know of any business, government agency, or municipal officials in the region that should participate in this open house please feel free to invite them. The bigger the turn out the better the impression. For more information contact Jared Chatterley, Di- rector City of Raton Department of Parks and Recreation: or 575-445-2413.


Umpteenth Craft Fair

RAtoN — The “Umpteenth Craft Fair” will be held Saturday, November 23, 9 am to 4 pm at the Raton Convention Center, 901 S 3rd. All tables are full and accounted for this event! 42 vendors will be in attendance. Concessions available! Homemade goods, jewelry, gift cards, quilting, wreaths, tote bags, glass blocks, and so much more are all on display and for sale! Come meet crafters from Trinidad to Springer and in between!

A traditional German Dance

Ah, the traditional German Oktoberfest dance, known as the Enten Tanz (translation: chicken dance.) The Oktoberfest celebration in La Veta last weekend was its usual

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