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Upcoming Events for week of October 31, 2019


Flu shot clinic today

WALSENBURG/LA VETA — Spanish Peaks Regional is offering a walk in flu shot clinic today, Thursday, October 31, 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. (postponed to today due to weather last week)


La Veta Schools Halloween Parade today – early release cancelled

LA VETA — Because of recent closures, La Veta Re-2 will run a full day of school today. To celebrate Halloween, they will host the community’s Halloween Parade at 2:30 p.m. Parents are welcome to sign in to the school after 2:00 p.m. to help their children with costuming. Halloween costumes must adhere to dress code expectations and may not include replicas of weapons. Additionally, full face masks can only be worn during the parade and must be carried before and after. Elementary classroom parties will be held right after the parade, from approximately 3:15 – 4:00 p.m.


17th Annual Halloween Warming Hut

LA VETA — Stop by the La Veta Community Center tonight for candy and hot chocolate. We start at 5 pm.


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 Community 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 Theatre in Walsenburg

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. Tickets are $9.99 and available at the box office or online. Alcohol is for sale at our bar. Full audience participation is encouraged. Prop Bags are $9.99. Prop bags must be purchased from the theatre. Outside props are not allowed.

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-rid- ing Rough Trade Eddie 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


Halloween Dance Party

LA VETA — La Veta Mercantile will host a Halloween Dance Party and Costume contest with prizes Thursday, October 31, 7 to 10 pm. Come out for a night of fright, fun, and dancing. No admission charge. For more information call 719-742-3387.


All Saints Day Mass schedules

HUERfANo CoUNTy/AGUILAR — Friday, November 1 is All Saints Day. Spanish Peaks Catholic Community is offering Mass in these times and locations:
8 am – St. Anthony of Padua, Aguilar

12 pm – Christ the King, La Veta
3 pm – Sacred Heart, Gardner
5:30 pm – St. Mary, O.L.S. – Walsenburg

Saturday Mass time is changing as of November 2. Saturday Mass will be celebrated at 4 pm instead of 6 pm due to Daylight Saving time ending.


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 concerns of child abuse or neglect. We will be holding a community forum Thursday, November 21, 10:30 am to noon, at the Spanish Peaks Library in Walsenburg.

Differential response (DR) is the overarching paradigm shift in counties to assess children for safety through partnering with families, community partners, and facilitate sustain- able 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 Masquerade fundraiser

WALSENBURG — Join us for a night of magic, fun, dancing, drinks, games, poker, prizes, and mystery Friday, November 1, 7 pm until last call at Eagles Hall! Volunteer designated drivers will make sure you get home safely. Mentalist/magician from 8 to 10 pm. Masks suggested but nor required. Entry is free but donations are welcome. All proceeds go to the Eagles Scholarship Fund.


November Quilt and Craft show

WALSENBURG —Come out to the 2nd annual Quilt and Craft Show Saturday, November 2, 9 am to 3 pm. The show will be held in Delaney Hall, behind St. Mary Catholic Church, 121 E. 7th Street.


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 each Saturday, 9 am 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


Postween Scaryoke Party

CUCHARA — Join the fun with neighbors & friends at a free karaoke / potluck party Saturday, November 2, 5 to 9 pm at Cuchara Mercantile, 946 Panadero Ave. The evening is presented by Cuchara Valley Social Club. Wear a costume or not!

Bring a potluck dish & a beverage of choice. For information visit:


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.


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.


Water Conservancy District Board meeting Monday

WALSENBURG — The Board of Directors of the Huerfano County Water Conservancy District will meet Monday, November 4, 6 pm at the Walsenburg Housing Authority, 220 Russell Avenue. Agenda items will include: grant project up- dates; 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; and 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. (rescheduled due to weather)


Open house for La Veta School District construction project

LA VETA — GE Johnson Construction Company invites subcontractors, tradespeople, and community members of La Veta and surrounding communities to an open house on Nov. 5, 2019.

Who: Subcontractors, tradespeople (of any trade), and community members interested in learning more about the new school district construction project.

When: Nov. 5, 2019, 6:30 p.m.- 8:30 p.m.

Where: Mission Deli Mesa Bar, 124 N Main St., La Veta, CO 81055

What: Meet the GE Johnson project team who will be building the new La Veta School District school and learn how you can get involved as a subcontractor, tradesman, or community member!

Not able to attend? Visit the La Veta School District administration building or website to sign up for information on how you can partner with this project at any time.


SPBA membership drive and dinner

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


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 at- tend our meetings, every third Monday, (next meeting Nov. 18 at 1 pm. See you all there


“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, 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 Col- orado 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 & musical guests at the LV Mercantile

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, comfort- able and embracing. Over the past 15 years, Yvonne Perea has released three solo albums as well as five albums with her band, hONEy- hoUSe. 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 Deer- print 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.

Based in the small town of Carbondale, Colorado, Jackson Emmer has quietly built his reputation as a songwriter’s songwriter on the outskirts of country music. His work blends humor with heartache, and tradition with ex- ploration. Recently, Emmer has drawn critical acclaim for his 2018, sophomore album, “Juke- box.” His music has been featured in Rolling Stone, Cowboys & Indians, PopMatters, Country Music People Magazine, the Cannes Film Festival, and over 150 radio stations worldwide. 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 Hap- penings 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 workshop 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: 904377233/


Fun’ raiser for LV Village

LA VETA — La Veta Village invites the public to Sunday dinner at Alys’ Restaurant on Sun- day, 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 contact- ing an LVV board member. Menu choices are Poached Salmon or Chicken Cordon Bleu. We have news to share!


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!


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. “This institution is an equal opportunity provider.”


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. 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 to cap off an entertaining evening. (see full article for more information)


CVCCS Thanksgiving service and food baskets

The Cuchara Valley Christian Community Services Thanksgiving service will be on November 22nd at the Cuchara Christian Fellowship in Cuchara at 6:00pm. We will begin collecting food for our Christmas food baskets that night.


Call for vendors

LA VETA — Calling local artists and crafts people–time to plan for the Traditions Arts And Crafts Sale Saturday, December 7, 10 am to 4 pm at La Veta Mercantile 300 S. Main. This is an extraordinary event to kick off the Holiday Season. Limited space so contact Sandy Dolak, 719-251-1271 or for more information or to request space.



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 alter- native to evening trick-or-treating Thursday, October 31, 6 to 9 pm at Alta Vista Alter- natives, 415 S Indiana Avenue. G a m e s 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 even- ing (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.


Senior day at Books & More

TRINIDAD — Friday, November 1, is Senior Day at Books & More bookstore 132 N. Commercial St., Trinidad. Most items 50% off. Store hours 11-4:30.


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 1, Turkeys! Contact Abigail to enroll: 719-846-7217 or .


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,


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. November 2: Jay Gonzalez, Council Candidate. Call 719- 216-3517.


Light Up Trinidad! Sign up by 11/1 for free ad listings

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

November 8, to 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 Trinidad 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 TRINIDAD 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 ex- ceed 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


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 — According to President Mack Louden of Bran- son, Southern Colorado Livestock Association (SCLA) will host the Stockman’s Annual Banquet and Ball Saturday, November 2, at the El Rancho, 1901 Santa Fe Trail Drive. Social hour starts at 5 pm with dinner at 6. Billie Mack and Pat Adams, who ranch near Trinidad, will be recognized as 2019 Cattleman and Cattlewoman. Along with the Adams, Dr. Nor- man Kincaide of Rocky Ford will be recognized with the 2019 Friend of Agriculture Award. All proceeds from the event go to benefit SCLA Scholarship Fund, SCLA Crisis Fund, and this year the volunteer fire departments in Branson, Kim & Pritchett will benefit as well as the Colorado Land, Water & Food Alliance. Among the items to be auctioned is an Oscar Schmidt guitar donated by Ed Hunnicutt of La Junta, CO. The guitar was autographed by Tracy Lawrence and others who per- formed at the 2015 Colorado State Fair. For tickets call Julie Sumpter 719-980-0460 or Abel Benavidez 719-859-0651.


Turning Point & costume contest at Spanish Peaks Inn

GULNARE — This Saturday, November 2, 8 pm to 12 am dance to the music of Turning Point and compete in the costume contest for prizes 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


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.


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, November 4, 2:30 pm Trini- dad History Museum, 312 E. Main, will be hosting a special Hands on History program for our community’s toddlers. This program is FREE and will be held in our Hands on History Classroom the last Monday of the month. (Rescheduled due to weather last Monday.)


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


Canvas & Conversation

TRINIDAD —The monthly Canvas and Conversation at Mt Carmel Wellness Center, 911 Robinson Ave. will be Monday, November 4, 6- 8 pm. The cost for the class is $25 per person which includes art supplies, snacks, glass of wine and wonderful conversation! Call 719-845-4875 to reserve your spot.


Free HIV, Hepatitis C and STI Testing

TRINIDAD — Las Animas County Health Department, 412 Benedicta Avenue, will give free HIV, Hepatitis C, and STI testing Wednesday, November 6, 9 am to 3 pm.


Network Council meeting

TRINIDAD — Come share what’s going on with your organization and hear what everyone else is doing at the next Net- work Council meeting, Thursday, November 7, 8 am at the 2nd floor Community Room of the First National Bank Galleria building. Network Council meetings are where we discuss up- coming ideas, activities and community excitement. Come be part of the network!


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.


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.


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 un-farmable.”

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


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 information 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.


Call for vendors

TRINIDAD — Call for Vendors: Countdown to the Holidays at Marketplace 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.



Dia de Los Muertos at Old Pass Gallery

RAToN — The annual “Dia de Los Muertos” show will be held Tuesday, October 29 to Monday, November 11 at Old Pass Gallery. Sugar Skull Decoration available throughout the show. For additional information or questions, email or call (575) 445-2052.


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 beehivera, 575-222-1778.


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 Thursday, 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.


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 Thursday, 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 Thursday, 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!


Flu shot clinic

RAToN — The Medicine Shoppe in Dona Ana Shopping Center is having a Flu Shot Clinic ; Saturday, November 2, 9 am to 3 pm and Saturday, November 9, 9 am to 3 pm.


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 & harvesting 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.


Bake Sale ~ St. Patrick’s/ St Joseph’s

RAToN — You are invited to a Bake Sale Sunday, November 3, 7 am to noon at the religious education building at St Patrick/St Joseph Parish Hall. There will be seven different types of jelly, preserves, burritos, and baked goods. The sale will also be held after 5:30 pm Mass.


Chili for Democracy

CIMARRoN — Celebrate election day Tuesday, November 5, 11 am to 1 pm and 4 to 6:15 pm at Cimarron United Methodist Church, 31082 US 64 with a chili lunch or dinner. Tickets are $5 per person or $3 for veterans. The Chili for Democracy event is presented by Cimarron Civic Club.


Mental Health First Aid USA

RAToN — Join us to learn about depression, anxiety, sub- stance 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!


Fund your future

RAToN — High school students and parents are welcome to learn about the FAFSA, financial aid, and scholarships Wednesday, November 6, 6 pm at Raton High School, 1535 Tiger Circle. Students who attend will be eligible for $500 scholar- ships and prizes from NMEAF. For more information call 575- 445-3541.


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.


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.


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.


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 infosee:


NM State Outdoor Recreation Division 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, Director City of Raton Department of Parks and Recreation: or 575-445-2413.


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.


Out of this World

Wolf Creek ski season kick off today!

WoLf CREEK — Wolf Creek is excited to announce the 2019- 2020 ski season will kick off on Halloween, complete with a Haunted House!! Thursday, October 31, Wolf Creek will open the Nova Lift and Magic Carpet from 10 am to 4 pm giving access to 4 of 133 named runs. Lift tickets will be $31 for ages 6 and older. Children 5 years and younger will be $6.

To celebrate Halloween, Wolf Creek will be open until dusk on October 31 for guests wanting to ride the Lynx Lift up to the haunted house!! Be sure to wear your costumes to help celebrate! The haunted house will also open its doors on November 1.

Ski School including the Wolf Pups Program will be avail- able during opening weekend. The Upper Lodge will also be open serving a delicious, but limited menu. Ski Rental and Boarder Dome will be open as well as Treasure Sports.

Wolf Creek will then reopen weekends until Mother Nature comes again with a new venue. More details can be found by visiting


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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