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Tarot reading for tatas

OUR WORLD — A ROAR for Relay for Life Fundraiser! All proceeds go to American Cancer Society. October 24, and 31, in two hour blocks, each reading 10 minutes for $5 via Zoom.

Call Terri at 707-354-2485 to schedule your appointment. To pre-pay please call Kendra 179-946-5510 or 719-680-0693.


Children of the Inquisition: Online screening event and discussion

OUR WORLD — Temple Aaron of Trinidad Colorado will be screening the documentary film Children of the Inquisition in an online event Saturday, Oct. 24. You’ll have 48 hours to view the film: 5 pm MT on 10/22/20 to 5 pm MT 10/24/20.

After watching the film, join us Sat. Oct. 24, 6 pm for a live (via Zoom) discussion with Peabody award-winning producer Joseph Lovett. Joining him will be Carlos de Madeiros, a contemporary descendant featured in the film, and Corinne Brown (Vice President of Communications at Society for Crypto-Judaic Studies and Editor of their journal, HaLapid).

Cost for the film viewing and discussion is $10. Temple Aaron’s online screening of Children of the Inquisition is made possible with support from JewishColorado. Questions? email or call 303-905-2161 Register: =9 . A link to the film will be sent after registration.

Children of the Inquisition is a critically acclaimed documentary film that unearths 500 years of hidden history. It explores what happened to the families forced to convert to Catholicism or flee during the Spanish and Portuguese Inquisitions through the eyes of their contemporary descendants, many of whom are just discovering their often nuanced Jewish roots. Its story- tellers uncover the connections between their family’s journeys and this buried history. The discoveries of these flights to safety over the past 500 years give a new perspective to the world events we face today.


Dining with Diabetes Challenge free 4- week email program

OUR WORLD — Do you want to learn how to manage your diabetes with updated information? Dining with Diabetes invites you to enroll in an e-mail challenge. This 4-week program will encourage those with diabetes to improve their selfcare behaviors and learn: What is diabetes? What are carbohydrates and how many can I have? How to build a support system.

Participants will receive two weekly emails from CSU Ex- tension faculty to share diabetes health practices, recipes, goal setting and support to increase knowledge, try new approaches, and receive virtual support through a private Face- book group and local CSU Extension staff.

Register by Monday, Oct. 26 Register at:

The challenge starts Nov. 2. For more info contact extension agent, Laura Griffin at 719-583-6566.


Legal Resource Day free legal clinic

HUERFANO/LAS ANIMAS COUNTIES — The 3rd Judicial District (Huerfano and Las Animas counties), Colorado Legal Services, and volunteer attorneys will host three virtual events on Tuesday, October 27, as part of Legal Resource Week, sponsored by Colorado Judicial Institute.

Residents of the district representing themselves in civil cases will have an opportunity from 1-6 p.m. to speak, free of charge, with an attorney during a 25-minute phone consulta- tion. Attorney consultations are by appointment only. These consultations are for informational purposes only and do not constitute attorney-client relationships.

Immediately preceding the Ask-A-Lawyer event, two virtual presentations will be offered. Log in information for both presentations is posted on the 3rd Judicial District’s website.

1. Legal Options for Relatives Raising Children, facilitated by Rocky Mountain Children’s Law Center Staff Attorney Kacie Mulhern, will be offered from 10-11 a.m. via WebEx. Topics covered include Allocation of Parental Responsibilities (APR) for Nonparents, Guardianship of Minors, and Kin- ship/Custodial Adoptions.

2. Consumer Bankruptcy Law presentation, facilitated by Pueblo-based Attorney at Law Thomas Mathiowetz, will be offered from 12-1 p.m. via WebEx. Topics covered will include Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy eligibility requirements, pre-bankruptcy planning, and information on dischargeable and non-dischargeable debts.

To make an appointment or to get presentation login in- formation, contact self-help coordinator Kate Johnson at 719- 695-6555 or sign up online at


Hospice volunteer training

LAS ANIMAS/HUERFANO COUNTIES — Mt. Rose Health Center Palliative Care and Hospice is planning a fall volunteer training, Friday November 13 (note date change) in Trinidad. We are seeking volunteers both for Huerfano and Las Animas Counties. There are many roles individuals can fill that provide invaluable support not only to patients, but perhaps even more so to families. In home volunteers may spend a few hours a week providing companionship, respite for family members, reading to patient, helping record their stories and the all-important role of being a good listener. All volunteer work does not need to be done in the home; errands can be run, weeds pulled, a dog walked, a meal cooked, administrative help in the office are just a few of the many other things that keep hospice wheels turning If you want to be part of an amazing organization doing great work please give me a call. There is a place for everyone. Please contact: Sandy Dolak;; call or text: 719-251-1271


Nominate students for the Future Leaders Award

HUERFANO/LAS ANIMAS COUNTIES — Applications are being accepted now for the 2020-2021 Future Leaders program, presented by CBS4 and PDC Energy, to recognize Colorado high school students excelling in STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics.)

Teachers, parents, mentors, and others are encouraged to nominate students who they believe will be Colorado’s future STEM leaders. Nominations will be accepted on an ongoing basis now through April 2021. One student will be selected each month to receive this special recognition award that includes a $1,000 and a student profile on CBS4.

STEM studies may include, but are not limited to the fields of biology, chemistry, computer and information technology science, geosciences, life sciences, mathematical sciences, physics and astronomy, anthropology, ecology, economics, robotics, civil engineering, computer engineering, electrical engineering, electronics, mechanical engineering, industrial engineering, aerospace engineering, chemical engineering, astrophysics.

Nominations should include basic information on the student as well as information on the student’s STEM field of study/focus, and any extraordinary circumstances/obstacles the student has had to overcome in order to pursue his/her STEM studies. Nominate the next future leader at https://den-


Nominations being accepted for the Colorado Redistricting Commission

HUERFANO/LAS ANIMAS COUNTIES — Help Trinidad/Las Animas County Chamber of Commerce (TLAC) find interested people! Do you know someone who would be perfect to apply for the Colorado Redistricting Commission? Please send the following link: to your contacts to help find people to apply to the redistricting commission.

Their information will only be used by TLAC, it will not be sold or shared. After you nominate them TLAC will follow up with them to share information about the commission and how to apply! Thank you for helping Southern Colorado!



Meet the Candidate: John Galusha

WALSENBURg — John Galusha, candidate for County Com- missioner District 1 will be hosting informational meetings each Thursday thru Oct. 29, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 511 Main Street. If you have questions or concerns about the future of Huerfano County, please join us. For additional information call 303-419- 0694 or 719-248-4541.


Discussion pods at La Veta Library

LA VETA — Discussion pods alternate each Thursday at 2 p.m. between book and movie discussions. Today, Thursday, October 22, we will kick off with an open book discussion! Come talk about what you are reading or your favorite recommendation! Sign-up opens each Monday for that Thursday’s Discussion Pod. Stop by the front desk or call 742-3572 to reserve your space!


Fall Scavenger Hunt in La Veta

LA VETA — Two Peaks Fitness is hosting a Fall Scavenger Hunt in La Veta Friday, Oct. 23, 10 a.m.. Everything will be outside, with a map provided to show the perimeter of the hid- den objects. Prizes for the first 3 contestants that finish! Kids are welcome to dress up. $1 per entry. Registration booth will be outside Two Peaks Fitness, 216 S Main St. beginning at 9:30 a.m. on Oct. 23. Call 719-742-3555 for additional information.


Walsenburg community improvement projects every Friday

WALSENBURg — Join the Mayor at Heritage Park every Friday 11 am – 1 pm for community oriented improvement projects. There are countless little things we can do to make things better and the Mayor is confident that one of them has your name on it! Come have a little fun and become part of the solution!


Sensory Saturdays

LA VETA — Stimulate your young child’s senses with sensory activities while you work out Saturdays, Oct. 24 – Nov. 14, 11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m. at Two Peaks Fitness, 216 S Main Street. The class is free to members or $5 day pass for non-members. Dress your kid for fun and work out while your child plays. Limited to ages 3 and up and only 5 kids allowed to promote social distancing. Call 719-742-3555 to reserve a spot.


Cuchara Chapel on line

CUCHARA — This fall please watch the Sunday Cuchara Chapel service online. Go to and click on the Worship Service Tab. This Sunday, Oct. 25 the message is “In the Song and Silence” with music by Eldaa Royer.


Spooky story contest

HUERFANO COUNTY — Do you enjoy all things spooky, creepy, and just plain frightening? La Veta Library is holding its 12th annual Scary Story Contest! This year middle school, high school students, and adults can enter in any or all of three categories: Short story and poetry; image and sculpture; and film and music. A $50 first prize – donated by La Veta Galleries Supporting the Arts – will be awarded to top student in each category! Submissions are due Monday, October 26. For more information, contact the library or email Let your dark inner artist shine through!


Water Conservancy District Board meeting

HUERFANO COUNTY — The next meeting of the Huerfano County Water Conservancy District will be held remotely by GoTo Meeting Monday, Oct. 26, 6 p.m.. A draft agenda and login information for the meeting are available on the HCWCD website at: .

The public is welcome to join as follows: Join from computer, tablet or smartphone at : To dial in using your phone: (872) 240-3311, Access Code: 251-836-869


La Veta Village Food Services boxes

LA VETA — For qualified individuals and families, please re- serve a box and schedule a pick-up, email or call (719) 247-1393 before Wednes- day, October 28 for the next free food pick-up Saturday, Oc- tober 31, 9 – 10 a.m. at 109 E. Francisco St.

We also offer a grocery shopping service: (719) 357-7633. If you or someone you know is a 60+ year old senior, or have a preexisting condition that puts you at high risk and you live in the 81055 zip code and are in need of transporting groceries from Charlie’s to your home, please contact us at (719) 357- 7633 or email Orders are taken Mondays and Thursdays. Deliveries are on Tuesdays and Fri- days.–

Volunteering: If you would like to volunteer for La Veta Village Food services, please call us at 719-247-1393


Spooktacular Trunk or Treat at St. Mary

WALSENBURg — The 3rd annual free Trunk or Treat Street Community Event will be held Saturday, Oct. 31, 5 to 7 p.m. at St. Mary Our Lady of Sorrow Catholic Church, 121 E. 7th Street. This year will have a Pumpkin Carving Contest. Please bring the carved pumpkins to the church Friday, Oct. 30, 8 to noon or 1 to 5 for judging. All the pumpkins will be displayed during the drive by Trunk or Treat event.

This year’s event looks a little different due to COVID-19. It will be a drive by trunk or treat street. The health department approved the Spooktacular with these requirements: Not only should you wear your Halloween mask, but everyone in the car must also wear a COVID-19 face covering in order to remain compliant with the CDC guidelines. All families are welcome to attend this Spooktacular Event.

For more ways to be involved in this year’s event, please contact the event Coordinator: Rhonda D. Thibault-Lloyd at (970) 424-4478.


Halloween Costume Party at Walsenburg Golf Club

WALSENBURg — Come out for live music, costume contest, food and drink specials, and late night Karaoke Saturday, Oct. 31, 7 p.m. at Walsenburg Golf Club. Please RSVP by calling 719 -738-2730, space is very limited.


Ann Klikus 4-H Scholarship now available

LA VETA —A donation of $200 in memory of Ann Klikus, rancher’s wife, homemaker and La Veta School Head Cook was received by the Huerfano County Extension Office to honor her lifelong commitment to the students and community of La Veta. The donation will be used for scholarships to support 4-H youth in the Snowy Range 4-H Club in La Veta. The monies were donated to assist 4-H’ers in the La Veta club who need financial help with their 4-H enrollment, attending conferences, camps, or leadership events. To apply for the scholarship funds, youth in the Snowy Range 4-H club can contact the Huerfano County Extension Office. The extension office and the 4-H program would like to thank the anonymous donor who has entrusted these funds to us.


Tech Single Pod: Intro to Social Media

LA VETA — “What the Tech?!”, funded by IMLS, offers a single pod on Social Media Wednesday, Nov. 4, 10:30 a.m. -12:20 p.m. at La Veta Public Library. This will be an introduction to Social Media: what it’s used for, terms, the many different options available, and more! To register, call 719-742-3572 or stop by the front desk!

Inner Idea Artists, Clay & Fiber Art

show and reception at SPACe

LA VETA — The public is invited to see the new artwork on display at SPACe, 132 W. Ryus. The Inner Idea Artists are showing works by 6 of their members: Peggy Zehing, Marta Moore, Mary Sewell Cooper, David Zehring, Rena Kaplowitz, Maggie MacIndoe, and Lana Thomas. In the Main Gallery, Mary Scott, Judy Sims-Barlow, and Ann Gethen are offering exquisite wearable pieces created from an array of fibers. Robin Richards is also sharing some of her amazing cloth sculptures. Nicole Copel and Lori Hannon both have original, functional art made with clay.

Face masks are required, social distancing is observed, with a limit of 10 visitors at one time and no food or beverages are allowed. Disposable gloves and hand sanitizer are avail- able for guests. There is no admission fee and donations are gratefully accepted. For more information visit the SPACe website, or call 719-742-3074.

SPACe is open Tues, Thurs. and Sat., 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. The show will be on display until Nov. 7. SPACe, the Spanish Peaks Arts Council, is a nonprofit organization supported by memberships and donations.

2020 Parade of Lights canceled WALSENBURg — The 31st annual Holiday Parade of Lights

is canceled due to COVID 19 restrictions. See you next year!


Order Christmas wreaths & garlands now

LA VETA — If you love the smell of a fresh wreath and desire festive décor that will last throughout the holiday season, then we have the perfect opportunity for you! Upon the Rock Christian Camp is selling fresh Douglas fir wreaths for the Christmas season, both decorated and undecorated! Wreaths range from smallest at 18″ to largest at 36″ and garland is 25 feet. Please make your order via snail mail, phone, or our new website order form as soon as possible!

To order: P.O. Box 1007 La Veta, Colorado 81055; TEL: 719-742- 6777;; office hours; 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Delivery begins Dec. 2 – 5. The proceeds from this fund- raiser help to keep the ministry of Upon The Rock moving forward, and we are always grateful for your support! For more information:



Blood Drive today

TRINIDAD — City of Trinidad will host a Blood Drive Thursday, Oct. 22, 12:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Community Center. Call Vitalant at 877-258-4825 to sign up; sponsor code: Trini- dad. COVID-19 antibody testing included.


Free COVID-19 testing

TRINIDAD — A free Community Testing Site is available on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. through October 28. at the Las Animas County Community Testing Site, (Justice Center) 2309 E. Main Street. No insurance or ID needed.


SCFC Family/friends/teens Zombie Paintball Gallery

TRINIDAD — Come join Southern Colorado Family Center for some zombie paintball gallery fun Friday, Oct. 23, 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Skateland. We will have three shooting rooms of horror targets. The cost is $5 per round.

At 7:30, the Zombie Paintball fun will continue for 11 – 17 year olds only. Your parent must sign you in and out. Parents are welcome to stay. We will have three shooting rooms of hor- ror targets. If you want to buy more paintballs, they will be $2 for 15. The first 30 paintballs will be free.

If you have any questions please call Julie Mattorano at 719-251-6509


Pumpkin Patch open Saturdays and Sundays

HOEHNE — Come out and pick your pumpkins each Saturday and Sunday, 1 to 5 p.m. through October at Nicol’s Cottonwood Corner, 19990 County Rd 75! Call Mary to schedule a private time for groups – 719-680-1402


Fort Wootton’s Veterans’ Memorial Square events

TRINIDAD — Fort Wootton, 204 S. Chestnut St., has music every Saturday.

All Saturday events gates open at 5 p.m., $5 entry, and BYOB also BYO blankets, chairs and smile. Food and drinks available for donations. All proceeds go to the LACVC.


Safe Trick or Treat Drive Thru Art Car Scare A Thon

TRINIDAD — Halloween in Trinidad will look a little different this year. The annual Safe Trick-or-Treats for Kids and Cos-tume Contest usually held downtown will not be taking place. Instead, families are invited to a “Safe Trick-or-Treat Drive- Thru Art Car Scare-a-Thon” Friday, October 30, 3:30 to 5 p.m. at the Las Animas County Fairgrounds.

In cooperation with the Art Cartopia Museum, the City of Trinidad Police Department, and Las Animas County Sheriff’s Department, The First National Bank in Trinidad plans to sponsor this “reverse parade” with the hope to keep everyone safe. Cars full of parents and children will drive around the perimeter of the fairgrounds to view the “Spooktakular” Art Cars that will be parked along the route. Trinidad merchants have donated enough candy to fill 1,000 bags of treats to be handed out to kids in the cars as they drive out.

Here’s to a happy and COVID-19 safe Halloween! For more information about this event, visit


Call for artists: Santa Fe Trail Bicentennial Commemorative Event

TRINIDAD — Corazón de Trinidad Creative District is announcing a Call for Artists/Request for Proposals for the Santa Fe Trail Bicentennial Commemorative Event . The deadline for entry is November 18, 2020.

The Corazón de Trinidad Creative District is one of many organizations participating in the Santa Fe Trail Bicentennial Commemorative Event, which will successively occur along the original route of the trail throughout 2021. The event will formally take place in Trinidad from September 27 – October 3, 2021. The district wishes to commission an artist or artist team to develop a unique project in celebration of this event. The project budget is $1,500.00

The district seeks to commission an artist or artistic team to develop and produce a unique project which encompasses all or some of the Colorado portion of the Santa Fe Trail. The project may include any or all of the following: photography, text, video, performance, drawing or painting. The actual pro- duct will be negotiated with the commissioned artist or artist- team as part of their contract, based on their proposed medium of choice.

It is the intention of the creative district to display the work for eight weeks between Sept. 1 – Oct. 31, 2021; however, given the uncertainty of being able to display actual work dur- ing that time, the district reserves the right to present it online.

It is open to all artists who are legal US residents, age 18 and over, and who reside within the Corazón de Trinidad Creative District’s service area: southern Colorado and northern New Mexico. There is no entry fee.

The budget for this project is $1,500, which is inclusive of all artist costs related to the artist and/or team’s costs associated with the art project. In addition to the physical product produced for an applicant’s commission, the final product will also be delivered in digital form as specified in the contract.

Artist(s) will retain ownership and copyright of all mate- rials produced; however, artist will also grant Creative District use of all images and materials for educational, marketing, and promotional purposes.

How to Apply: Put “SANTA FE TRAIL SUBMISSION” in subject line and submit proposals through: Incomplete applications will not be considered. For further information: If you have questions, please contact Mark Johnstone at: 208-720-5578.


COVID Small Business grant program

LAS ANIMAS COUNTY — Las Animas County has set up a COVID Small Business Emergency Grant program. The County is now accepting applications for this grant. Get the documents needed to apply for the grant by contacting LAC at or call 719-845-2562, 2568.


Apishapa Valley Heritage Center fall/winter hours

AgUILAR — The Apishapa Valley Heritage Center at 132 Main St. in Aguilar will be available for visitors by appointment only for the coming fall-winter months. Our collection of local history, photos, business ledgers and much more is priceless! Call Charlie at 719-859-0918 or Pat at 719-406-5203.



Early voting 2020 info

RATON — Colfax County Clerk Rayetta M. Trujillo, announces that anyone wishing to absentee vote in-person for November 3, 2020, general election may do so through Saturday, Oct. 31 (10 a.m. to 6 p.m.). Regular office hours are Monday through Thursday 7 a.m. until 5 p.m..


Colfax County Rapid Response meeting

RATON — The next meeting of the Colfax County Rapid Response volunteer firefighting community based organization will be tonight, Thursday, Oct. 22, 7 p.m. at the Colfax County Courthouse, 230 North 3rd Street. Currently we engage in wildland and structural fires. When called upon we serve a civic duty, which is to protect the communities and citizens in Colfax County. Colfax County Rapid Response meets on the second and fourth Thursdays.


Raton Ministerial Alliance food distribution

RATON — The next food distribution will be Friday, Oct. 23, 10 a.m. until supplies are gone, everyone is welcome. at City Market building, 907 S. 2nd Street.


Invitation: get involved now! Colfax County Democratic office opens

COLFAX COUNTY — Colfax County Democrats invite you to become involved in local efforts leading to the most important election of our lifetimes. Are you a newcomer or simply new to politics? Join us on our Facebook page ‘Colfax County Democrats’ or email us at to find out about meetings or resources. Our headquarters on 2nd Street (next door to Solano’s) will begin to be staffed in the next few weeks, so stop in and say hello.


Hungry Hearts lunch on Saturdays

RATON — Hungry Hearts will resume serving lunch every Saturday at St. Vincent de Paul thrift store location, 401 S. 4th St. Free lunches will be served on a drive-through, take-out only basis from 12 to 1 p.m. (while supplies last, first come- first served). Walk-up guests will be served as well. We ask that all guests, whether drive up or walk up, please wear masks. As always, lunches are free and anyone is welcome. Drive-through guests should enter from the north end of the thrift store parking lot.


Haunted Street drive-thru Trick-or-Treat

RATON — The safe trick or treat this year will be a drive through only event, Saturday, Oct. 31, 4 to 5 p.m. in Raton. Drive South on First Street From Ripley Park. All North Bound Traffic on First will be blocked from Cook Avenue to Savage Avenue. Trick-or- treaters must remain in their vehicles. Tune into KRTN to hear spooky sounds as your family drives down the street collecting treats from our participating businesses. The Elk’s Lodge will also be on-site handing out hot dogs.


Halloween Masquerade Concert

RATON — Come out for masquerade and concert Saturday, Oct. 31, 7 p.m. at Colfax Ale Cellar. Come dressed up in your favorite Halloween mask and enjoy the live music of Second- hand. In keeping with state COVID-19 mandates, seating is limited due to social distancing, so $5 ticket purchase is required. Ticket sales contribute to payment for the band.


Free 2 Worship Tour w/ 5ive, Kurtis Hoppie, & JP

RATON — Join us Saturday, Oct. 31, 7 p.m. for a special night of worship and hip hop at Mesa Church. The concert is free to attend. Wear your mask and social distance. There will be prizes for the best decorated mask, as well as best costume.


DCA launches new online portal for “Invite an Educator” program

SANTA FE – The New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA) has launched a new website devoted to the Invite a DCA Educator program. This new online portal simplifies the process of welcoming an expert from one of the divisions of the DCA into a virtual classroom setting.

By visiting and filling out a request form, school teachers, homeschool instructors, afterschool clubs, and community organizations can schedule an online visit from an educator to discuss a variety of subjects related to the DCA. The new website allows users to navigate through available programs via presenter, age group, or topic.

The DCA includes eight museums, seven historic sites, New Mexico Arts, the Office of Archeological Studies, the Historic Preservation Division, and the New Mexico State Library.


Out of this world Call to artists

PUEBLO — The Creations for Conservation Art Show is looking for artists to participate in this year’s show. The event will be a little different than in past years in that we are asking artists to 100% donate pieces. Art will be up for sale during the online show on Nov. 11-15 and all proceeds will be going to help the Pueblo Zoo animals as well as going to help conservation of native species through Rocky Mountain Wild.

Intake for art collection will be at the Pueblo Zoo on November 1 from Noon-7pm, November 2 & 3 from 9am-7pm, or Saturday the 7th by appointment. Artists who donate art will receive a pass to the Pueblo Zoo!

All mediums are welcome with an animal or nature theme and both professional AND amateurs are welcome to join.

Let us know if you have a website or business card you would like displayed in the show along with your pieces. We want to make sure everyone who sees the show knows where they can find the artists!

We are also looking to film artists working on their pieces, do a video highlighting a local gallery, and inter- views with artists. If you or anyone you know would like to do this please let us know and we will schedule a time for filming.

For more information, contact Brittany at

Trustee resigns position

Town now accepting letters of interest for vacancy by E.E.Mullens LA VETA — Citing an upcoming medical procedure and the subsequent recuperation period, La Veta

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