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Upcoming Events for week of October 24, 2019


Ribbon cutting cancelled

WALSENBURG — The ribbon cutting/celebration planned for the Walsenburg Pedestrian/Bicycle Improvements on I-25 and US 160, scheduled for today, October 24 at 2 pm, has been cancelled due to weather.


Flu shot clinic today

WALSENBURG/LA VETA — Spanish Peaks Regional is offering a walk in flu shot clinic today, Thursday, October 24, 10 am to 1 pm at La Veta Clinic, 908 S.Oak. Fluzone High Dose for 65 and up is $50 or Fluzone Quad for 6 month to 64 years is $25. Accepting most insurances. Call 719-738-4590 for more info.


Sailing the Atlantic

LA VETA — Ever wonder what it would be like to take to the sea? Join us at the La Veta Library on Thursday, October 24, 2:30 pm (note the time change), to welcome someone who did just that. Veronica Marino packed her bags and set out to sea as a crew member on an 1860’s style gaff rigged schooner. She will share her photos, artwork, poetry and tales of adventure. 719-742-3572.


Celebrating Babies at SPLD

WALSENBURG — This is Celebrate Babies week! We are going to celebrate by reading stories about babies and making a cute little popsicle stick baby. Come to story hour at the Spanish Peaks Library Friday, October 25, 10:30 am and celebrate with us. For information call Ms. Sherry at 738-2774 or email


Community input for new health department building

WALSENBURG — Please join us for the second prototype for health community discus- sion for a new health department in Huerfano County Friday, October 25, 11 am at John Mall High School, 355 W Pine Street. University of Denver will facilitate the conversation related to designing the new building. Everyone is welcome and lunch will be provided. The students will give a 3-D printer demonstration. For more information please contact the Las Animas-Huerfano Counties District Health Department at (719) 846-2213 ext. 37


Red Cross shelter class

GARDNER — The American Red Cross of Southeastern Colorado is offering a Shelter Fundamentals class Saturday, October 26, 9 am to 4 pm (lunch provided for attendees, 12 to 12:30) at Gardner Community Center. The class is designed for community members interested in helping in overnight shelters for survivors of natural disasters. The class is free and consists of a morning “class session” and an afternoon “shelter exercise”. Please contact Kendall Shafield, Disaster Program Specialist 719-367-3434 or


New, beginning T’ai Chi classes at LVSA

LA VETA — Often referred to as “the gentle art of yielding”, the ancient, slow moving Chinese practice of T’ai Chi Chuan is also healing in many ways. New, beginning classes will be held Saturday, October 26, 9 am and every Sat- urday morning in November at The La Veta School of the Arts – 105 W Ryus – across from the town park. Classes will be held Saturday mornings from 9-10. A donation can be given of $5 per class or $20 for a month of classes. For more information, call Peggy Zehring 719- 742-5193, e-mail or


Dead October paranormal program on Francisco Fort

LA VETA — Just in time for Halloween! Francisco Fort Museum is hosting a program by Denver based paranormal research organization, Dead October. The Dead October team have been conducting research at Francisco Fort over the past year. Some of this work was done in concert with PRISM Paranormal, and some on their own. The Dead October staff have spent several nights in the various museum buildings on the Fort’s campus and are now ready to share their results. The program is Saturday, October 26, 3 pm in the La Veta Public Library. The event is free but donations to the museum are accepted with a smile! For more information check the museum’s web-site:


LV Boosters Fall Carnival

LA VETA — The La Veta Boosters annual Fall Carnival will be held Saturday, October 26, 4 to 7 pm at the La Veta School “old” gym. Come out for food, games, fun, great company, and a good time!


No tricks, just treats

WALSENBURG — No tricks – just treats. All are welcome to the United Church of Walsenburg’s monthly, free (donations accepted) community dinner Saturday, October 26, 6 pm at the church, 108 Kansas Ave., across the street from Loaf ‘n Jug. Please enter through the new ramp on the south side of the church. The menu will be a variety of favorite treats and will feature the “Largest Ice Cream Sundae in Walsenburg” for dessert. But watch out, our singers may trick you with their delightful music, toned down for easy listening and visiting.


Water Conservancy District Board meeting

WALSENBURG — The Board of Directors of the Huerfano County Water Conservancy District will meet Monday, October 28, 6 pm at the Walsenburg Housing Authority, 220 Russell Avenue. Agenda items will include: grant project updates; 2020 budget; Sheep Mtn Aug Facility Phase 3 update; collaborative storage phase 5 grant application(s); grant application for 2020 post-fire flood mitigation work; river reports; director committee reports. The meeting is open to the public. An executive session may be held near the end of the meeting if needed to discuss ongoing litigation; real, personal or other property interests; receiving legal advice on specific legal questions; and to determine positions on negotiations.


La Veta Schools early release

LA VETA — La Veta Schools will release at 2 pm, Thursday, October 31 for the Halloween Parade & Parties!


Trunk or Treat at St. Mary

WALSENBURG — The 2nd Annual Trunk or Treat at St. Mary Catholic Church will be Thursday, October 31, beginning at 4 pm. Come out for a spooky good time! A Trunk or Treat is a safer type of “trick or treat” for the children in our community. Children trick or treat from “trunk to trunk” of vehicles parked in the church parking lot. We ask owners of registered vehicles to decorate their trunks and pass out candy, prizes, or host small games.

Other activities include: The Pumpkin Patch- open 4 to 9 pm; The Trunk or treat-5 to 7; and a haunted house will be 7 to 9 pm. All the fun will be held in the St. Mary O.L.S Catholic Church parking lot, 121 E. 7th Street.


Veterans Halloween Party

WALSENBURG — It’s time for the annual Veterans Annual Halloween Community Party Trick or Treat event Thursday, October 31, 6 to 8 pm at Spanish Peaks Veterans Com- munity Living Center, 23500 US Highway 160. Bring the family and get ghoulish, get wild, get ready for trick or treat at the Veterans home. There will be candy, games, prizes and family fun! Get a photo of the whole family with the halloween backdrop.


The Rocky Horror Picture Show at the Fox

WALSENBURG — The Fox Theatre presents “The Rocky Horror Picture Show”, Thursday, October 31, 7:30 to 10:30 pm. This is the second annual Halloween showing at the Fox of the longest-running midnight movie of all time. The movie stars Tim Curry as the kinky yet endearing “transsexual from Transylvania”, Dr. Frank N. Furter. Susan Sarandon and Barry Bostwick star as his hapless guests Brad and Janet. The movie also stars Meat Loaf as motorcycle-riding Rough Trade and author Richard O’Brien as the hunchbacked butler Riff Raff. It’s harmless musical fun—a delightful spoof of Hollywood horror movies and Old Dark House melodramas. The Rocky Horror Picture Show was the first—and is still the best—interactive movie experience! More information: 719-695-2199


Social Services CPS Unit forum: RSVP by Nov. 1

WALSENBURG — The Huerfano County Department of Social Services Child Protection Unit is pleased to announce that we are moving toward utilizing a Differential Response option when responding to reports of con- cerns of child abuse or neglect. We will beholding a community forum Thursday, November 21, 10:30 am to noon, location TBD.

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 telephone at 719-738-2810 ext. 126 by Friday, Nov. 1. For more info visit:


Rebecca Folsom at La Veta Mercantile

LA VETA — Rebecca Folsom will perform Friday, November 1, 7 pm at LV Mercantile. Folsom’s music is about liberation. As a nationally acclaimed acoustic rock and blues singer/songwriter, Rebecca inspires audiences with soaring vocals and songs that crack open hearts, inspire hope, and leave listeners with a deeper perspective. Rebecca’s songwriting paints a picture of shadow and light, and she digs down to gather life’s stories, alchemizes them, and offers a transcending, toe-tapping vision of hope.


Eagles Benefit Breakfast

WALSENBURG — Eagles Lodge #1187 will host a breakfast/brunch Sunday, November 3, 11 am to 2 pm at Eagle’s Hall, 614 Main Street. The breakfast includes pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage, and coffee or juice all for $5 adults or $2.50 for kids 6 and under. All proceeds go to John Mall High School scholarship fund.


El Fandango’s Dia de Los Muertos

WALSENBURG — El Fandango Dance group’s annual Dia de Los Muertos performance is scheduled for Saturday, November 2, 7 to 9 pm at Washington Auditorium, 201 E 5th Street. El Fandango is the oldest Folklorico Dance group in the state, now celebrating it’s 82nd year. El Fandango Dance has always been an important part of Huerfano County. At one point in time, this group had well over 60 high school dancers. We aren’t at those numbers but we are working hard to bring it back to what it was. We are currently fundraising to take two of the high school dancers to compete in April 2020. This is an opportunity not only to show off what they know, but also a chance to train with professionals and possibly get scholarships for the two girls. For more info call 719-989-7386.


SPBA membership drive and dinner

WALSENBURG — The Business Alliance will host their annual membership drive and networking event Wednesday, November 6, 5 to 7 pm at the Walsenburg Golf Course. This is a great opportunity to learn about other area businesses. Food and beverages provided by Nando’s Bar and Grill.


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, November 8 from 5 to 7 pm the exhibit will include an homage to: Joan Hanley, LaClair 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, Con- stance Del Vecchio-Maltese, Jose Rubio, Marlin Babb Crockett, and many others.

Please join us on the 2nd 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 please visit or call 719-738-2858 .

On a lighter note – please “Save the Date” to attend the 2nd Annual GALA Benefit to Save the Roof and Dick Building Phase 2 on November 15th from 5:30 to 9:30


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!



JOB FAIR: Looking for work?

TRINIDAD — The U.S. Census Bureau is now hiring for 2020 Census Jobs throughout Las Animas County.

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.

Approximately 76 positions are open in Las Animas County. 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. Or go online to for more information and to apply.


Marcus Flores: Borderlands Series

TRINIDAD — “From Cañones, New Mexico to Turkey Creek, Colorado: The life of José Mariano de Jesús Valdés, an early settler of Huerfano County” will be presented Friday, October 25, 6 to 7:30 pm at Trinidad History Museum, 120 S Chestnut St. as one of the Borderlands speaker series.

In his lifetime, José Mariano de Jesús Valdés had a pen- chant of moving north until finally settling in Huerfano County. Born in Cañones, New Mexico in about 1806, during the Spanish period, he received minimal education most likely only learning to read and write. He married in Cañones in 1829 during the Mexican period. As the danger of Native American hostilities began to diminish and treaties were se- cured, he made his home in San Antonio del Río Colorado, present day Questa, New Mexico, in 1847. A well respected citizen of the town, he was Alcalde in 1850; the same year New Mexico became a U.S. Territory. The lack of sufficient land and the opening up of what is now Southern Colorado, encouraged José Mariano de Jesús and family to move again. In the fall of 1861, he ventured further north to San Pedro, Costilla County. In 1867, he again moved his family to Los Germanes, a now nonexistent town east of Walsenburg. Finally, in 1882 he bought a ranch in Turkey Creek and received a U.S. Land Pat- ent in 1889. Turkey Creek, his last residence, was also his last resting place. His life came to an end on Christmas day, 1894. For so many settlers of his time, the borders were nonexistent; people moved from place to place in search of their forever home; somewhere with sufficient land to help sustain the family. Today, José Mariano de Jesús Valdés has countless descendants, many still living in Colorado. The speaker, Marcus Flores, is the great-great-great-great grandson. For more information call 719-846-2361.


AADA Annual Candlelight Vigil

TRINIDAD — October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and Advocates Against Domestic Assault (AADA) invites the community to gather to celebrate survivors, to re- member those who we have lost, and to provide hope Thursday, October 24, 6:30 pm at Holiday Inn, 3130 Santa Fe Trail. The evening features special guest speaker Tara Woodlee, president of “Break the Silence”, founder of Ashleigh’s Patience Project, and more. For more info call 719-846-6665.


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, October 25 – sugar skulls…Contact Abigail to en- roll: 719-846-7217 or


Cooking Matters for childcare pros

TRINIDAD — A CDE-approved training that teaches early care and education professionals about healthy meal preparation and creating a positive food environment for the children in their care will be presented Saturday, October 26, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. The training is free. You will receive a manual high- lighting the information covered in the course and a variety of recipes, essential kitchen equipment, and 8 hours of continuing education in health, safety, and nutrition.

The training is appropriate for in-home child care providers and center-based ECE staff, including classroom, food- service, and administrative staff serving primarily low income families. For safety reasons, there are no children permitted at the training. Lunch and snacks will be prepared and provided as part of the training. Register by going on line: www.event- animas-county-tickets-75411727507 or calling SCCOG Early Learning Center, 719-845-0568, 1225 Rosita Avenue.


Meet the candidates at Moose’s

TRINIDAD — There will be a series of informal “meet & greet” style candidate coffee talks with complimentary coffee and donuts each Saturday, 9 to 11 am through November 2 at Moose’s, 308 W Main Street. Each candidate will introduce themselves and present their agenda followed by a question and answer session from the audience.

October 26: Aaron Williamson, Council Candidate November 2: Jay Gonzalez, Council Candidate For more information call 719-216-3517.


Vehicle at Spanish Peaks Inn

GULNARE — This Saturday, October 26, 7:30 to 11:30 pm dance to the music of Vehicle at Spanish Peaks Inn, 22590 CR 41.6. There is a $5 cover charge. Food and drink available for purchase.

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


Prescription Drug Take Back Day

TRINIDAD — The Trinidad Police Department, 160 East 1st Street, will be accepting unused prescription drugs Saturday, October 26, 10 am to 2 pm. Clean out your medicine cabinet and dispose of your unused prescriptions. Please do not bring the following items: needles and sharps, mercury thermometers, oxygen containers, chemotherapy or radioactive substances, pressurized canisters, or illegal drugs.


Historic window workshop

TRINIDAD — Learn how you can maintain and repair historic wood windows with a few simple tools and a basic under- standing of historic window technology at the THM workshop Saturday, October 26, 10 am at Trinidad History Museum, 312 E Main Street. Topics covered include: benefits of repairing vs. replacing historic windows, demonstration of window glazing removal, and hands on practice replacing broken glass and glazing. Tuition is $25; register by phone at 720-584-1720. Space is limited, RSVP required.


Storytime at Aguilar Public Library

AGUILAR — Aguilar Public Library is pleased to announce the beginning of this season’s “Story-time Puppet Club” Saturday, October 26, 11:30 am. This week we will share the story of “Eeyore Loses a Tail” by A.A. Milne. Snacks and juice follows the story.

We recognize and honor our sponsor Trinidad Community Foundation for their wonderful support in making this happen for the children of Aguilar. Thank you! Stay tuned for future events beginning in November!!


Halloween at Illusions Dance Studio

TRINIDAD — Illusions Dance Studio will host a Halloween Carnival Saturday and Sunday, October 26 and 27, 3 to 8 pm at Illusions Dance Studio, 131 E Main Street. The carnival with games, prizes, and fun activities for $1 each. Bounce house $3. Haunted house $3. For more information call 719-229-4286.


LAC Veterans Council Boo at the Woo

TRINIDAD — There will be a fundraising event Saturday, October 26, 5 to 10 pm at Fort Wootton Memorial Square, 204 S. Chestnut Street. Admission is free for members. Family membership is $20, individual is $15, and funds help support local veterans and are used for restoration and maintenence of Ft. Wootton for community events. Membership is not required for admission: $15 for individuals or $20 for families. These activities are scheduled:

Music and Dancing

Costume Contest for all ages

Carved Pumpkin contest (bring your already carved pumpkin)

Haunted Tour of the Fort

Sponsored by Las Animas County Veterans Council

Snacks and non-alcoholic beverages available for purchase. To help by contributing silent auction items call 303-522-3245.

Pumpkin Patch last weekend

HOEHNE — The Pumpkin Patch will be open each weekend through Sunday, October 27, 1 to 4 pm at Nicol’s Cottonwood Corner. To make a weekday appointment call 680-1402.


Dying Well While Savoring Life

TRINIDAD — The final workshop hosted by Zion’s Lutheran Church on death and dying will be held Sunday, October 27, 12 to 2 pm at Samuels Fellowship Building, 510 Pine Street. Christiane Worley, the branch administrator for Sangre de Cristo Hospice and Palliative Care in Trinidad, will be the featured speaker as Zion’s Lutheran Church completes its 4-part series on Dying Well: Planning for Death While Savoring Life. Ms. Worley’s presentation will provide guidance for under- standing hospice, palliative care, and other support services often associated with death and dying.

The workshop is intended to be thought provoking and interactive. It is free of charge and open to anyone who is deal- ing with the death or impending death of a friend or family member, as well as to anyone who is exploring their mortality, or who may want to update their wishes and directives. Call (719) 846-7785 or email


Strength Training at Mt. Carmel

TRINIDAD — Get Strong! FREE Strength Training Class Mondays and Wednesdays, 7 to 7:45 am beginning October 28 at Mt Carmel Health, Wellness, and Community Center, 911 Robinson Avenue. Body weight and resistance band training open for all fitness levels Oct 28th through Nov 27th with Alison Mendonca call 719-845-4894 to sign up.


HOH: Tiny Hands Toddler Hour

TRINIDAD — Starting Monday, October 28, 2:30 pm Trinidad History Museum, 312 E. Main, will be hosting a special Hands on History program for our community’s toddlers. This pro- gram is FREE and will be held in our Hands on History Classroom the last Monday of the month


Meet the advocates

TRINIDAD — Colorado Senior Health Advocates invites the public to meet our advocates Tuesday, October 29, 5:30 to 6:30 pm at Mt. San Rafael Hospital Lobby. Senior Health Advocates are a voluntary group of professionals dedicated to community health and wellness. They recognize the difficulties older adults may have navigating the health care system, associated support services, and advocating for themselves. Their mission is to insure that seniors in Southern Colorado are provided with services required by law and by standards of decency and dignity. Their goal is to assist you by providing guidance, support, education, and advocacy.


Safe Trick or Treat & Costume Contest

TRINIDAD — The event will take place on Thursday, October 31, 3 to 5 pm in Trinidad. Participating businesses will be voting for their favorite costumes using wooden “voting tokens.” Sponsored by The First National Bank in Trinidad.

Main Street & Commercial Street will be closed to traffic so children can show off their costumes and trick-or-treat at local businesses safely during the daytime.

Costume Contest Awards will be presented at 5pm at the First National Bank in Trinidad Main Bank Lobby.


Halloween at Carnegie Public Library

TRINIDAD — Come out to the Carnegie Public Library of Trinidad, 202 N. Animas, for costumes, candy, and books! Scare us if you can on October 31, 3 – 5 pm.


No Tricks, Just Treats

TRINIDAD — Children’s Programs SCDDS in partnership with Trinidad Autism Organization present a safe, sensory respectful alternative to evening trick-or-treating Thursday, October 31, 6 to 9 pm at Alta Vista Alternatives, 415 S Indiana Avenue. Games and activities for all abilities, wheelchair accessibility, enclosed private play area, dress up not required.. Call 719-439-8730 (Mary Jo) or 719-846-4400 (Laura)


TCT Halloween party & costume contest

TRINIDAD — TCT and SCRT invite you to the Trinidad Community Theater Halloween Party and Costume Contest Wednesday, October 31, 7:30 pm at SCRT. An all adult evening (21 years and older) filled with games, goblins, and goodies. Free admission; the costume contest entry fee is $5. Prizes awarded for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners for best costumes. Plus join us for ghoulish games, bloodcurdling cocktails, and Trick or Treat Sweets that will surely make your Halloween evening a FRIGHT to remember! Prizes will also be awarded to game winners. Doors open at 7:30 pm; Costume Contest at 8:30 pm.


Book Readers Rock!

TRINIDAD — This month’s Book Reader’s Rock club for middle school students (grades 6 to 8) will be held Friday, November 1, 1:30 to 3 pm at the Carnegie Library, 202 N. Animas. Free copies of the book, The Stonekeeper, by Kazu Kibuishi provided by the library.


Trinidad Community Theater auditions

TRINIDAD — TCT Director Cora Warrick will be auditioning experienced and aspiring actors for “A Twisted Christmas Carol”, a comedy written by Phil Olsen. She is looking for the following types:

— 2 females (1 age 20s-30s and 1 age 50s-60s)
— 3 males (1 age 20s-30s and 2 age 50s-60s)
The auditions will be held at SCRT (131 West Main Street) at the following times:
— Friday, November 1, 5 pm
— Saturday, November 2, 2 pm

Southern Colorado Repertory Theatre, 131 W Main St


First Friday Art Walk

TRINIDAD — Come down to downtown Trinidad Friday, November 1, 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, Tours of Fox Theater, A. R. Mitchell Museum of Western Art- 150 E. Main St,


Faith over Fear- Bras for a Cause

TRINIDAD — Faith over Fear Cancer Alliance presents the Bras for a Cause fundraising event Saturday, November 2, at 4 pm at Big Daddy’s Restaurant, 443 N. Commercial Street.

The event includes Think Pink Poker Run, a bra decorating contest, and silent auction. The poker Run starts at noon; pick up the first card at Commercial Street Salon. The entry fee is $20. Entries to the bra decorating contest are due Monday, October 28. Stop by Commercial Street Salon for the entry packet. The entry fee is $20. Prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place.


Stockman’s Charity Banquet & Ball

TRINIDAD —The Stockman’s Charity Banquet and Ball will be held Saturday, November 2, 7 pm at El Rancho Restaurant & Bar. Tickets to dinner and dance $25; Social Hour at 5 pm; Dinner at 6pm. Food will be by El Rancho Restaurant wil a dance to follow with music by Country Gold.

Tickets are available at El Rancho or contact Julie Sumpter or Johnnie Mayhan for more info. 100% of proceeds will be donated to SCLA scholarship fund and crisis fund, Branson volunteer fire dept, Kim volunteer fire dept, Pritchett, and the Colorado Land, Water, Food Alliance. All ages welcome.


Las Animas County 4-H Achievement

TRINIDAD — Learn more about 4-H by attending the Las Animas County 4-H Achievement Program Sunday, November 3, 2 pm at the AR Mitchell Museum, 150 E Main St.


Youth basketball camp

TRINIDAD — Southern Colorado Family Center is teaming up with the Trinidad High School boys and girls basketball team to bring you K-6 youth basketball camp Monday November 4, Tuesday, November 5, and Thursday, November 7, 5:30 to 7:30 pm at Trinidad Community Center, 1309 Beshoar Avenue. The tuition is $15 per child. If you wish to register please call or text Julie Mattorano At 719-251-6509 or email ju-



JOB FAIR: Looking for work?

COLFAX — The U.S. Census Bureau is now hiring for 2020 Census Jobs throughout Colfax County.

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 Colfax 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.

You can also go online to for more information and to apply.


Alliance Brass at the Shuler Theater

RATON — Alliance Brass, one of the country’s most exciting ensembles, will be performing at Friday, October 25, 7 pm at the Shuler Theater. Dazzling audiences with a repertoire rang- ing from the early Renaissance to jazz and beyond, the ensemble’s rigorous performance schedule has brought audiences to their feet all over the United States.

Members of the ensemble have also performed all over the world from Canada and Mexico to Russia, the UK, and Japan, having shared the stage with ensembles such as the Boston Symphony Orchestra, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, and the Cleveland Orchestra. In addition to performance, the ensemble is equally dedicated to the education of the next generation of musicians and music-lovers alike. Reserved seating tickets are $20.


Red Ribbon Week 5 K Dash

RATON — Please come out and join the Colfax County Young Marines at their drug demand reduction 5K Dash, in celebration of Red Ribbon Week Saturday, October 26, 9 to 11 am at Tiger Stadium, 1000 3rd Street. This is a FREE and FUN community event for all! You can walk, jog, run or just do a few laps. Wear red and sign the pledge to live a healthy, drug free life. Please bring your own water. Door prize giveaways will be given at random throughout the event. This is a free community event with giveaways. Wear red and sign the pledge to be drug free. For info call Raton Intermediate 575-445-9881.


Humane Society Fall Photo Shoot

RATON — The Raton Humane Society fundraiser photo shoot will be held Saturday, October 26, 10 am to 3 pm at Tractor Supply, 101 York Canyon Road. The cost for for 2 poses (receive two 4×6 pictures of each pose) is $5. Dress-up yourself and your pet!


Alternatives to Violence Annual Candlelight Vigil

RATON — The annual Alternatives to Violence Candlelight Vigil will be held Saturday, October 26, 6 pm at the Shuler Theater, 131 N. 2nd Street. The vigil will feature special guest speaker Tara Woodlee, President of Break The Silence, founder of Ashleigh’s Patience Project, winner of President’s Award For Volunteerism 2018, contributor to Investigation Discovery Channel (Your Worst Nightmare), Cosmopolitan Magazine, Pick Me Up, and Full House Magazines (Uk) Moving Forward (Queensland Australia) Entertainment – Second Hand. The vigil is sponsored by: Flowerland, KRTN, Raton High School Students, R Foods, Dollar General, K-Bob’s, Sweet Shop, The Art of Snacks, and Holiday Inn Express.


Halloween Carnival

MAXWELL — The Maxwell Sophomore Class presents the 2019 Halloween Carnival Saturday, October 26, 5 to 10 pm at the Maxwell Gym. Come out for carnival games a haunted house, cake walk and concessions! All proceeds benefit the sophomore class.


Independent Rider Halloween Dance

RATON — The annual Halloween Dance is Saturday, October 26, 9 pm to 12 am at the VFW, 106 Park Avenue. This is a costume Halloween Dance with prizes for costumes! Tickets are $8 each. All proceeds go towards Run For The Wall! DJ Josh Martinez presiding! Must be 21, bring your id’s we will check them!


Mandala Center worship service

DES MOINES — The monthly worship service at the Mandala Center led by the Rev. Tim Sexton will be Sunday, October 27. The service begins at 3 pm followed by a pot luck dinner. TMC is located at 96 Mandala Rd. 3 miles west of Des Moines, New Mexico. For more information call (575) 278-3002.


Phil Long Ford’s Annual Trunk or Treat

RATON — Phil Long Ford of Raton would like to invite your business to participate in their 3rd Annual Trunk or Treat Contest Wednesday, October 31, 3 to 4:30 pm. Setup begins at 2:30 pm. Time of Trunk or Treat is 3 pm to 4:30 pm. Please bring extension cords if needed. Rules for costumes: ALL themes must be kid friendly. Prizes as follows: Best of Show = $200., Most Creatively Designed = $100. and Best Themed Idea = $50. Please call Cassie Phillips @ 575-445-6904 to register. Registration deadline is Monday, October 28.


Flu shot clinic

RATON — The Medicine Shoppe in Dona Ana Shopping Center is having a Flu Shot Clinic Wednesday, October 30, 12 to 6 pm; Saturday, November 2, 9 am to 3 pm and Saturday, November 9, 9 am to 3 pm.


Haunted House

SPRINGER — The Town of Springer and the Springer Chamber of Commerce invites the community to a Haunted House at the Springer Museum Wednesday, October 30, 6 to 8 pm. The price of admission is one canned good for the food drive.


Trunk or Treat

SPRINGER — P.A.C. presents Trunk or Treat at Museum Park Wednesday, October 30, 6 to 8 pm, during the Museum Haunted House. This is a family friendly competition and trick or treat event. Decorate your car trunk and bring candy to hand out. Cash prizes will be given for first ($25), second ($15), and third ($10) place. Bring the family and join in the fun!


Trick or Treat at the Beehive

RATON — The Beehive, 1469 Turnesa Road, will be handing out candy during Halloween, October 31. Bring your kids and their spooky costumes for some treats and goodies at our assisted living home. Stop by all day Halloween to visit us! We would love to see all the spooks and goblins. For more information email or call, 575-222-1778


Raton Safe Trick or Treat

RATON — Join Raton MainStreet, the Raton Police Officers Association and Raton Elks Lodge #865 Trick or Treating around downtown Raton! The event will kick off with a costume contest at Ripley Park, 3:30 pm on Wednesday, October 31 and commence with trick or treating through downtown Raton. The Elks will be grilling free hot dogs for the kids. Make sure to bring the whole family for this fun FREE event!


Cimarron Trick or Treat on 9th Street

CIMARRON — Bring your goblins to visit the merchants on 9th Street for safe Trick or Treating and a great food special at Dragon Fly Brewery Wednesday, October 31, 3 to 9 pm.


Safe Trick or Treat (Holy Ghost Party)

RATON — While your family is on route for Raton Main- Street’s Safe Trick or Treat on October 31, 3:30 to 6 pm stop by Mesa Church, 140 North 1st Street, for fun, fall games, small prizes, and of course, CANDY! #ComeToTheTable


Halloween Hoot

CIMARRON — Come to the Halloween Hoot at the Cimarron United Methodist Church, Thursday, October 31, 6 to 7:30 pm. A fun event is planned for children!


Fall Consignment Auction

RATON — J&J Auctioneers is holding their Springer 20th annual Fall Consignment Auction on Saturday, November 2 at 8:30 am. Featured is construction equipment, farm & harvest- ing equipment, trucks, trailers and more. There will also be live internet bidding at Inspection will be Friday, Nov 1 from 8 am to 5 pm. Address #16 Airport Rd, Springer, NM. 575-485-2508


Raton Elks Hoop Shoot 2019

RATON — Raton Elks Hoop Shoot will be held Saturday, November 2 , 10 am at Raton Convention Center, 901 S 3rd. The Hoop Shoot is for ages 8-13 need birth certificate for age confirmation.


Fundraiser spaghetti dinner

RATON — Transitional Housing for Women and Children is hosting a spaghetti dinner fundraiser Wednesday, November 6, 5 to 8 pm. Come out to Denny’s (430 Clayton Road in Raton) to enjoy some tasty spaghetti with garlic bread, ice cream, and a drink, all for $10 per ticket! Proceeds go towards a great cause! For more info or to purchase tickets, please contact Anita Mallory at 575-707-0350.


Mental Health First Aid USA

RATON — Join us to learn about depression, anxiety, substance abuse disorder, and psychosis Wednesday, November 6, 8 am to 5 pm at Miners Colfax Medical Center Longterm Care Conference Room, 900 S 6th Street. Mental Health First Aid aims to teach law enforcement, corrections, and first responders how to respond in a mental health emergency and offer support to someone who appears to be in emotional distress. This course will give you the tools to build a trusting relationship that will help you help others. The course is presented by Presbyterian Staff/ Nelson Simpson.

To sign up call Gloria Neurauter, Miners Colfax Medical Center Education Coordinator, 575-445-4516. Limited space available call today!


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.

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