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Borderlands online lecture: Fort Lewis Indian School

OUR WORLD — Join us for a Zoom lecture tonight, Thursday, September 24, 6 p.m. for our next Borderlands of Southern Col- orado online lecture. In this lecture, Dr. Majel Boxer will present “Any Step Back Into the Old Ways is Naturally a Hindrance: Fort Lewis Indian School, 1892-1911”

This presentation focuses on locating and “hearing” the voices of Indigenous students attending Fort Lewis Indian School during the two decades of operation. Dr. Boxer will explore how the federal Indian policy of assimilation was manifested in the daily life of children attending the boarding school.

Dr. Majel Boxer (Sisseton and Wahpeton Dakota) is an enrolled member of the Fort Peck Assiniboine and Sioux Tribes of Montana. Dr. Boxer served as the 2018-2019 president of the American Indian Studies Association, serves as a contributing editor to Wicazo Sa Review and is currently an associate professor of Native American & Indigenous Studies at Fort Lewis College.

The event is free and open to the public. Register for this meeting at:…/1115974203241/WN_Tz0swmeYTDuD_LP8jbcNtQ

Please consider supporting the Borderlands Lecture Series by contributing at Our Online Borderlands Lecture Series is generously supported by the Sangre de Cristo National Heritage Area and Colorado State University Pueblo.


Senator Bennet’s office outreach for Southern Colorado

HUERFANO/LAS ANIMAS COUNTIES — Do you need help dealing with the Department of Veterans Affairs, IRS, Social Security Administration, or another federal agency? Do you have a suggestion for Congress that will help your family or community? If so, then Senator Bennet invites you to connect with Jennifer Barela, the Southeast Regional Constituent Advocate. Jennifer is scheduling one-on-one conversations with constituents from Huerfano, Las Animas and Fremont Counties on Monday and Wednesday afternoons now through Wednesday, September 30. Connect with her and explore how Senator Bennet’s office may be helpful.

To schedule an appointment, please send an email to Please include your name, address, and phone number, and a brief description of the issue you want to address, as this will help her assist you. If you are already working with someone in our office, please include that information in your email, as well. If you have any questions feel free to call Jennifer at 719-542-7550.

You do not need to wait for these office hours to reach out to any of Senator Bennet’s offices for help. Please call our offices at any time to share your opinions or ask for assistance. Washington office: 261 Russell Senate Office Building, Washington, DC 20510, Phone: (202) 224-5852; or Denver office: 1244 Speer Blvd., Denver, CO 80204, Phone: (303) 455-7600.


Colorado Proud Virtual Lunch and Learn Roundtable

OUR WORLD — Tuesday, Sept. 29, 12 to 1 p.m. join a zoom meeting “Resilience in Southern Colorado Agriculture: Adapting, Recovering and Thriving”. A mix of Southern Colorado-based ag panelists will share their stories, to help guide other ag communities in building resilience and thriving through the challenges of 2020, and strategic shifts for new opportunities and productivity.

The panelists are: Wendy White, marketing specialist, Colorado Proud: Moderator for the panel discussion;

Colorado Commissioner of Agriculture Kate Greenberg, Colorado Department of Agriculture: Southern Colorado’s resiliency over the past six months, a look ahead into ag this fall, next year;

Jim Ehrlich, executive director, Colorado Potato Administrative Committee, Monte Vista: Potato crop, weather challenges, export disruptions;

Max Fields and James Plate, Fields to Plate Produce, first-generation produce farmers, Durango: Transportation and distribution, CSAs, alternative dining experiences, marketing and social media;

George Whitten, cattle producer, San Juan Ranch, San Luis Valley near Saguache: Beef production, supply chain, consumer interest in local beef and;

Michael Hirakata, fourth-generation farmer, Hirakata Farms, Rocky Ford: Work force, harvest update, farmers/road- side markets, local support, multi-generational farming

Held online via Zoom – RSVP: https:// The meeting password, link and phone number will be provided with RSVP. “Check-in” will begin starting at 11:45 a.m., with discussion starting promptly at Noon.


SOCO Electric Vehicle (EV) survey

SOUTHERN COLORADO — Pueblo County is developing an Electric Vehicle (EV) Readiness Plan that will identify key partnerships and actionable strategies that will help the county prepare for EVs and make EV adoption easy and affordable. We are circulating an EV survey right now throughout Southern Colorado.

Pueblo County received DOLA funds to pursue an EV Readiness Plan, and this survey is the first stage. We are look- ing for all Southern Colorado residents to complete this survey – not just Pueblo County. The consultants will parse out responses by zip code and we will use the feedback to help us with future EVSE installations and EV program planning, and will share it with our stakeholders. : Go to: . Thanks for your input!


Gallagher Amendment informational webinars

OUR WORLD — Downtown Colorado Inc. (DCI) and the Economic Development Council of Colorado (EDCC) have teamed up once again to establish and present educational content to build awareness and informed action on the Gallagher Amendment in advance of the November election as the Col-orado Gallagher Amendment Repeal and Property Tax Assessment Rates Measure has made it to November’s ballot.

The Future of Fiscal Health will be on tap Wednesday, Sept. 30, 8:30 a.m.. Join us for a panel discussion with Urban Representatives, moderated by Reeves Brown, who will dis- cuss the unintended consequences of the statewide amendment which has adverse impacts on Colorado’s metro areas across the state.

Please contact Maggie at with and questions about how to register, suggestions or comments.



RE-2 seeks volunteers for Branding and Visual Identity Guidelines

LA VETA — The Board of Education of the La Veta School District RE-2 is seeking letters of interest to serve on a short-term committee to address the District’s Branding and Visual Identity Guidelines. A new mascot will be considered this fall, along with other elements of “branding” and “visual identity” including: definition of colors (specifying “Crimson” and determining an accent color, for instance gray or black), fonts, and symbols to be used in the new building, on uniforms and other school-branded apparel, and on business cards, letter- head, and electronic communications like the website and social media accounts.

A committee of approximately 15 people will be appointed on Monday, Sept. 28, and the committee is scheduled to meet in the school library at 5:30 p.m. on the following dates: Mondays, Oct. 5, and Oct. 19, Nov. 2, Nov. 9 (joint session with the School Board), Nov. 16, and Nov. 30 (joint session with the School Board)

Residents of the La Veta School District RE-2 may submit a letter of interest to serve on this committee by sending a letter to the Board of Education at P.O. Box 85, La Veta, CO 81055 or by e-mail to All applicants must commit to attendance on the scheduled meeting nights.

The committee will be responsible for working with TreanorHL, the district’s architectural firm, and a contracted graphic artist, Mr. Tim Kliewer of Kliewer Design Co. Members will be charged with seeking public input through surveys and focus groups and studying the historical record of the school. The committee will make recommendations to the Board of Education, while the Board will retain the authority for final decisions on Branding and Visual Identity Guidelines, with plans to adopt those on or before December 21, 2020.


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.


La Veta farmers market

LA VETA — The La Veta farmers market for the 2020 season will be every Thursday through Oct. 15, 3-5 p.m. on the grassy area in front of Francisco Fort Museum on Main St. COVID regulations are in effect so please check the La Veta farmers market FB page for details.


Wahatoya Lake Trail work day

LA VETA — Bring your work gloves, hats, water, and smiles Friday, Sept. 25, 9 a.m. for the Wahatoya Lake Trail work day.

Meet at the Wahatoya Lake Trail Elm Street parking lot. See you there!


Drive-in movie every Friday

LA VETA — The teens at Spanish Peaks Church will be host- ing a drive-in movie every Friday, 8:30 p.m. at the 4-H barn. $5 per person…


Tire collection event in Walsenburg

WALSENBURG — Last year the “tire roundup” was for the 81055 La Veta area. This year it is for 81089 Walsenburg area. The event will be on Saturday, September 26, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the City of Walsenburg Public Works garage parking lot, 525 S. Albert.

Each household is limited to nine passenger auto or light truck tires. Proof of 81089 residence will be needed. If you have tires that are larger than 22 inches in diameter, or tires with rims in, call ahead and leave a message at 303-449-6483 so that we can make arrangements with the private hauler to accept them. This collection event is not open to any commercial entity or tire business.

This year’s “tire roundup” will be conducted by volunteer members of the Huerfano County2 Road Clean Up Committee just as the La Veta event last year. This collection is a free service of the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment


Coffee with Sandy White

LA VETA/GARDNER/WALSENBURG — Join Sandy for cof- fee 9– 10 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 26, at the pavilion next to Gardner United Methodist Church, Hwy 69, Gardner; 9 – 10 a.m., Monday, Sept. 28, at The Divide, Cuchara Ave E, Cuchara; 9 – 10 a.m., Thursday Oct. 1, at H&H Café, 902 W. 7th Street, Walsenburg; and 9 – 10 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 2, at Walsenburg Golf Club (Lathrop State Park), 1399 C.R. 502.


La Veta Village garage sale

LA VETA — Every Saturday through Sept. 26, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. there will be a garage sale at La Veta Village, 109 E. Francisco Street. All donations go toward the Assisted Living Project.


65+ Drive-thru flu shot clinic

LA VETA/WALSENBURG — This year, it’s more important than ever to get your flu shot. The good news… it’s easier than ever! Our clinics in Walsenburg and La Veta are each hosting a Drive-Thru Flu Shot Clinic for those 65 and older (FluZone – High Dose). That’s right, you won’t even need to get out of your car to get this important vaccine and a friend can drive you if you wish.

Clinic dates/times are:
La Veta – Saturday, Sept. 26, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Spanish Peaks Family Clinic La Veta, 908 S. Oak
Walsenburg – Saturday, Oct. 3, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at Spanish Peaks Outreach and Women’s Clinic, 129 Kansas Avenue.

In order to expedite the flow of the Drive-Thru clinic please adhere to the following:
• Bring and wear a mask (everyone in the vehicle must be wearing a mask)
• Only those receiving the vaccine should be in the vehicle
• Bring your own pen
• Wear short sleeves
• Position yourself in the vehicle so that the desired arm to receive the shot is closest to a window
• Bring photocopies of your insurance card (front and back please)
• Stay in the vehicle at all times
• Plan to park for 15 minutes after receiving the vaccine to monitor for reactions
**Due to COVID19 we ask that if you are having symptoms or are isolating/quarantining to not come to the Drive Thru Flu Clinic, there will be other options/dates available to receive the vaccine. Please call 738-4590 if you have questions and we look forward to seeing you!


Gardner Farmers Market

GARDNER — The 10th season of the Gardner Farmers Market will run every Saturday, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. under the Pavilion next to the Methodist church.

Please wear masks and follow current county and state guidelines. If you are sick, please stay home. Have a neighbor purchase items for you, or contact us.

Gardner Farmers Market, 865-247-9749 or


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, Sept. 26 the message is “As The Sun Rises,” with guest musician Eldaa Royer or Peggy Hoobler.


Walsenburg Farm & Makers Market Sundays

WALSENBURG — Walsenburg Farm and Makers Market will be held each Sunday 11 to 3 p.m. at Heritage Park, 400 Main Street. Strict social distancing and masks will be required. Let’s work through this together and build our community. Love and light to all.


Disc golf tournament and mini-festival at CMP

CUCHARA — The 2020 Inaugural Cuchara Mountain Park “Fall Colors” disc golf tournament will be held Saturday, Sept. 26 at Cuchara Mountain Park 1234 Panadero Avenue. Check in begins at 8:30 a.m., tournament begins at 10 a.m.. There are two divisions – open to all: 1.Competitive division with cashprizes for a $30 entry fee; 2. Recreational division for beginners, novices or people who just want to have fun: just make a $1 donation or more to the park! Everyone is welcome! We are also looking for SPONSORS! Sign up, donate, or be a sponsor at: . Just use the tournament tab at the top then scroll down the left and select Colorado, then scroll down the list to our tournament then select and follow the prompts. You may also email one of us with any questions: Jim Swenson – or John Galusha –

Jim Swenson said “We are hoping to use this event to en- courage people to come out and join us and turn in into a mini festival. Visitors will be introduced to the renovated ski lodge and the Baker Creek Event center is serving hot dogs and beverages. We would like to invite Huerfano County businesses/entrepreneurs to come out and participate in some way if possible. Maybe even just jump on as a sponsor.”


Kurt Corsair & Apache Creek Fiddlers at Walsenburg Golf Club

WALSENBURG — Walsenburg Golf Club presents local cowboy and singer-songwriter Kurt Corsair with old-fashioned Texas-style fiddlers, Apache Creek Fiddlers Saturday, Sept. 26, 6 to 9 p.m.. Come out to hear good music, enjoy the view, and have a nice casual dinner!


Water Conservancy District Board meeting

HUERFANO COUNTY — The next meeting of the Huerfano County Water Conservancy District will be held remotely by GoTo Meeting on Monday, Sept. 28, 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 smart -phone:, or dial in using your phone: (312) 757-3121; Access Code: 717-011-117.


State Candidate forum presented by KSPK Radio

WALSENBURG — This online event will be held Monday, Sept. 28, 7 p.m. and will be broadcast live on KSPK radio, 102.3. The Fox Theatre Walsenburg will LIVE STREAM the event from their page. The in-person event at the hotel is not open to the public, only candidates and the staff required to produce the event


Two Peaks expands group yoga offerings

LA VETA — Two Peaks Fitness is expanding their group yoga sessions! Classes will now be every Tuesday and Thursday, 11 a.m. – noon. starting Tuesday, Sept. 29. The classes feature Ashtanga Yoga, led by a certified instructor.

Two Peaks Fitness, 216 S Main St, classes are limited to 5 participants for social distancing. These classes are free to Two Peaks Fitness, SilverSneakers, and Renew Active members; daily membership is $5. Call 719-742-3555 for additional information.


Lathrop hosts coat, hat, and glove drive

WALSENBURG — Lathrop State Park is hosting a winter clothing drive for boys and girls during the month of September. All clothing will be distributed to our local Huerfano County schools: Peakview, Gardner, and La Veta. We need us- able hats, gloves, and coats for boys and girls. There are three drop off locations: Lathrop State Park visitor center; Spanish Peaks Regional Health Center, 23500 US Hwy 160; and JM Tire, 928 Main Street. For more information contact Danette Barela at 719-738-2376 x 7 or .


Fall Show at SPACe

LA VETA — The Spanish Peaks Arts Council invites everyone to the Fall Show, with featured artists Rebecca Meyers, Hugh Keating and Carrie Fox now through Oct. 3. Due to Health Dept. requirements, only 10 people at a time are allowed inside, face coverings, and social distancing are required, so no refreshments.

Rebecca Meyers is showing an amazing collection of Native American and African cultures’ masks, created from clay and re-purposed materials. Along the same lines, Gary Weston has new fantastical works also from re-purposed ma- terials. Hugh Keating is showing some of his crayon and acrylic works featuring loosely rendered architectural scenes on canvas, and Carrie Fox has included contemporary embroidery and photography “sketches” inspired by the rivers and wildlife in Huerfano and Las Animas counties. Other area artists sharing their original art are Kathy Hill, Ann Gethen, Cathy Mullens, Pat Newell, Karen Voepel, Kenny Schneider, Barb Kowalik, Jim Lambert, Gordon “Shorty” Schockey, Martha Lancaster, and Linda Shelley.


Two Peaks Fitness holds Half Marathon and Fun Run

LA VETA — The Las Animas-Huerfano County Health Department has approved this year’s Spanish Peaks Half Marathon and Two Mile Fun Run for Saturday, Oct. 3, 8:30 a.m.. These are out and back runs from the Grandote Peaks Clubhouse. The half marathon, a RABA Cinco event, is along the scenic Highway of Legends (CO State Hwy 12), while the fun run is within Grandote Peaks. Start times are staggered to pro- mote social distancing. Register at or Walk-up registration also available; t-shirts may be limited. Registration fee is $45 for the half marathon; $20 for the fun run (9 am). Packet pickup is Friday Oct. 2 2-6 p.m. at Two Peaks Fitness,216 S Main St. or Saturday, Oct. 3 beginning at 7 a.m. at the Grandote Peaks Clubhouse.


Swinging for a Better Future 4 man scramble-Sponsors and players- sign up now!

WALSENBURG — The 2020 John Mall Panther Open will be held Saturday, October 3 at Walsenburg Golf Course and will benefit the Huerfano 4 Kids fundraising group, a non-profit, school approved organization, whose programs focus on im- proving the opportunities for students in Huerfano County.

“Swinging for a Better Future!” is an 18 Hole – 4-Man Scramble which begins with sign ups at 8 a.m.; the Shotgun start is at 9 a.m.. The cost is $75 per golfer or $300 per team and includes, cart, green fee, range balls. Mulligans are $10 each, 2 per player maximum; 50/50 Raffle; Longest Drive Contest – $5; Closest to the Pin – $5

For additional information, please contact Randy Royse at The Walsenburg golf course @ (719) 738-2730. Sign Sponsorship- This sponsor will receive signage at a specific assigned hole on the course. The company logo/sign will be on the tee box of your designated hole. The cost is $50. Thank you for your support.


Farm Bureau candidate forum

WALSENBURG — Huerfano County Farm Bureau will hold a candidate forum Wednesday, Oct. 7, 7 to 9 p.m. at Washing- ton School. Come with questions in hand and see where your candidates stand on issues.



Survival is Insufficient – call to artists

TRINIDAD — The Corazón de Trinidad Creative District invites all artists and creatives in Southern Colorado and Northern New Mexico to submit their work to an online multimedia salon, focusing upon the theme: “Survival is Insufficient.” Participants will share how they have continued to be creative during the pandemic. Featured works will include pieces that are thematically connected to artists’ experiences and insights related to the pandemic, as well as other works completed as they have carried on with their lives.

People working in all media, including crafts, music, writing, performance arts, quilting, dance, painting, happenings, printmaking or any other creative medium are invited to participate.

Works submitted should be done during the pandemic. As a salon, works represented will reflect experiences during this unique and challenging season. Original work only. This multimedia salon will include visual, musical, literary and performance pieces, with images or self-produced YouTube videos.

This salon will take place on the Creative District website. The salon may be accessed through the Corazón de Trinidad Creative District website, or through the Creative District Facebook page beginning Tuesday, September 22.

Complete submission guidelines are available at Survival is Insufficient Submission Guidelines. If you have questions, contact Doug Holdread at or 719-680-3900


Kid’s Craft Hour (Virtual)

TRINIDAD — Mt. Carmel Wellness & Community Center presents “Kid’s Craft Hour” creative time for busy little hands every Friday, through Nov. 6, 10 to 11 a.m.. Join Sophia and Hazen to make easy crafts designs for kids. Call Laura with for registration details and any questions or concerns (719) 845- 4894 or send an email to:


Good Food Project farm stand every Friday

JANSEN — Stop by to see us as we expand our selection of in season organic and locally grown produce at the Good Food Project. The farm stand is located on Highway 12 in Jansen, on Fridays, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. through Friday Oct. 2. This week: Silver queen corn, cantaloupe, tomatoes, Colorado honey, Farm fresh eggs, homemade elderberry jam, baked goods, Arnold Palmer (tea/lemonade) with organic cane sugar and fresh lemons.


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.


Main Street Comedy w/Ben Roy

TRINIDAD — Come out Saturday, Sept. 26, 7 p.m. for standup Comedy at Southern Colorado Repertory Theatre (SCRT). The show is presented by The Other Place is Greener with support from Bigtop Studios and Nana & Nano Monteleone’s Deli and Pasta House. who are proud to bring Ben Roy and friends to Trinidad.

Socially distanced comedy is back in Trinidad, Colorado featuring Ben Roy, Zach Abeyta and Elise Kerns hosted by Na- than Lund. Tickets will be $10 in advance and $15 at the door. Doors open at 6 p.m.; there are less than 50 seats available so get your tickets before they’re gone! Visit the SCRT website or call the office at 719-846-4765.

Masks are required for entry into this socially distanced comedy show and must be worn while moving throughout the venue. Susceptible populations are strongly recommended to refrain from participating in this event.


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.


SCRT is looking for help!

TRINIDAD — If you have a passion for theatre and support- ing our community SCRT might be just what you are looking for. Trinidads’s community theatre is on a mission to find an energetic, enthusiastic staff of actors, directors, stage managers, set builders, and lighting/sound techs some will eventually lead to paid positions. Experience is great, but we are willing to provide training. If you would like to contribute to the art scene in Trinidad, join our team. Call the office at 719-846-4765 (leave a message if there is no answer) or send an email to with your contact information.


Fishers Peak State Park new website

TRINIDAD — The new Fishers Peak State Park website was launched over the weekend! There are still a few additions to make as we continue down this planning path. Visit it today!


Mt. Carmel Youth Orchestra

TRINIDAD — The Mt. Carmel Youth Orchestra meets virtually every Wednesday, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.. Each Wednesday participants can receive:
■ Free Group Lessons

■ Music Provided
■ Affordable Instrument Rental
■ First Concert in December
Kids ages 10 and up register at the following link: call Laura with any questions or concerns (719) 845-4894 or send an email to:


ABC 2nd Annual Day at the Ranch

TRINIDAD — ABC Disability Support Group has partnered with Lazy Y D Horse Village Therapeutic Program, 39511 Hwy 160, to offer this event free to the intellectually and developmentally disabled and their families Friday, Oct. 3, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Come out and participate in our mini rodeo! This is an outdoor event. Social Distancing and masks encouraged per CDC Guidelines. For more information contact us at 719- 220-4558


Meet the candidates

TRINIDAD — Join the Trinidad Las Animas County Chamber of Commerce virtually on Tuesday, Oct. 6, 6pm to hear from the candidates running for Senate District 35, Senate District 64, US Colorado House District 4, US House District 64, District Attorney, and County Commissioners. There will also be information shared regarding ballot measures and propositions. For more information contact the Chamber at 719-422- 8054.


Apishapa Valley Heritage center 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.



28th Annual Fish Fest and 2nd Annual Pike Round-Up

EAGLE NEST — The 28th Annual Fish Fest and 2nd Annual Pike Round-Up will be held Thursday-Sunday, Sept. 24-27, at Eagle Nest Lake State Park, 42 Marina Way. Cash Prizes will be awarded to the 1st, 2nd, & 3rd place trout based on the length and girth. $500 cash prize will be awarded to the largest pike caught (length and girth).

There will be a limited amount of t-shirts this year. If you would like one, please order one early by calling the marina 575-377-6941. More details coming soon… Hope to see every- one there!


Free Flu Shots at Raton VA Clinic

RATON — There is going to a drive thru flu shot clinic Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Sept 24, and 25, and 26, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for at the Raton VA. The free flu shots are for all vets registered at the VA Clinic


Gopher Control Webinar

COLFAX COUNTY — Thursday, Sept. 24, 6 -7 p.m join NMSU Lea County Extension Service webinar to demonstrate and answer questions on ‘Gopher Control’ here in New Mexico. Our presenter will be NMSU Extension Wildlife Specialist Dr. Sam Smallidge. This webinar will be offered via Zoom. You may register at the following link: or contact Lea County Extension Service at 575-396-2819.


Colfax County Rapid Response meeting

RATON — The next meeting of the Colfax County Rapid Response volunteer firefighting community based organization will be tonight, Thursday, Sept. 24, 7 p.m. at the Colfax County Courthouse, 230 North 3rd Street. Currently we engage in wild land 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.


Angel Fire Avalanche Sale

ANGEL FIRE — Score a 4 or 6 pack during The Angel Fire Avalanche Sale Friday, Sept. 25 – Sunday, Sept. 27! 4 packs are $249, 6 packs are $349.

After our first snow of the season, we’re even more excited for winter at New Mexico’s favorite family resort. Angel Fire Resort has the best snow in New Mexico, and we can’t wait to welcome your family to our slopes in December!

Aside from a Season Pass, the best way to experience Angel Fire Resort is with a 4 or 6 Pack Pass! Each pass is good for one person to ski four or six times throughout the season with zero blackout dates. That means worry-free riding or ski- ing in the beautiful Southern Rockies for a steal of a deal. This is the best deal of the season — don’t miss your chance to save big!

We are also offering teacher passes at huge savings – only $109 until Dec. 1st! K-12 teachers save big with the Teacher Pass. Enjoy unlimited skiing and riding at Angel Fire Resort during the 20-21 season with no blackout dates! Contact us at 844-218-4107 or to get your passes!

Be assured, we’re practicing all social distancing guide- lines, and implementing new cleaning and sterilizing protocols to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 while keeping our activity offerings accessible. As we open back up to our valued guests, we kindly remind everyone to enjoy Angel Fire Family Resort with social distancing measures including the mandatory mask mandate and abide by new health and safety guidelines posted throughout the Resort and on our website at


Invitation: get involved now! Colfax County Democratic office opens soon

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 Solanos) 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.


Raton Regional Aquatic Center open for lap swims

RATON — 2020 Summer Hours of Operation-Covid-19 social distancing rules are in place, locker rooms are open. Lap Swim is Monday-Fridays 6 a.m.- 10:30 a.m. and 4:30 p. m.- 7:30 p.m. and Saturdays 8 – 11 a.m..


Raton Recycling Center

RATON — The Raton Regional Recycling Hub Facility, Armex Building, 420 East 4th Ave. is currently limited to the first Saturday of the month from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., and on an as-needed basis for large loads of materials (call 575-445-9181). The Center will be open Saturday, Oct. 3. Check back for information on additional hours. We are working on acquiring collection trailers, which are expected to be spread around the area and be available for daily deposits of materials.

Accepted Materials: Corrugated cardboard and brown paper bags; mixed paper including junk mail, magazines, and newspapers; plastic #1 bottles with necks, caps, and labels like water and soda bottles or salad dressing; plastic #2 bottles like laundry detergent, milk, and juice jugs (no motor oil products); steel / tin cans clean soup, vegetable, pet food, and sauce containers; aluminum beverage cans, clean food containers, pie pans, and foil. Visit the website: for more information.

In Raton, there are non-governmental organizations where you can take selected recyclables. Citizens for the Developmentally Disabled, 230 E 4th Avenue, will pay a variable rate for aluminum cans and some types of copper. Call them at 575-445-5674 for collection days and times.