Upcoming Events for week of July 23, 2020

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Long-term care Ombudsman service

huErFAno/LAs AnIMAs CounTIEs — Under the federal Older Americans Act (OAA) every state is required to have an Ombudsman Program that addresses complaints and advocates for improvements in the long- term care system.

The Ombudsman program advocates for residents of nursing homes, board and care homes, assisted living facilities, and other similar adult care facilities. Ombudsmen and work to resolve problems individual residents face and effect change at the local, state, and national levels to improve quality of care. Ombudsman responsibilities include:

• Educating residents, their family, and facility staff about residents’ rights and care;
• Providing technical support for the development of resident and family councils;

• Advocating for changes to improve residents’ quality of life and care;
• Providing information to the public regard- ing long-term care facilities and services, residents’ rights, and legislative/ policy issues;

• Representing resident interests before governmental agencies; and

• Seeking legal, administrative and other remedies to protect residents.

Ombudsman services for Huerfano and Las Animas counties are provided by the Area Agency on Agency, South Central Council of Governments. For questions or concerns con- tact Elizabeth Kelly at 719-859-5755 or email her at Ombudsman@sccog.net. For more information on the ombudsman program watch the youtube video listed here: https://youtu.be/6VRmetXQVEY

 

Peak to Peak Webinar

“Eco-Kashrut: Food, Jews, Justice”

our WorLD — Tonight, Thursday, July 23, 7 to 8 p.m. CU Boulder Peak to Peak services will present a free zoom webinar with Professor Samira Mehta. To register visit: https://www.colorado.edu/jewishstudies/p eak-peak and follow the link to the “Eco- Kashrut: Food, Jews, Justice”.

Samira Mehta is an Assistant Professor of Women and Gender Studies and of Jewish Studies. Her research and teaching focuses on the intersections between religion, culture, and gender, including the politics of family life and reproduction in the United States.

Samira Mehta, in conversation with Professor Elias Sacks, Director of the Program in Jewish Studies, will explore these emerging efforts to blend kosher practices, environmentalism, and ethics—often known as “eco-kashrut”—and consider ways in which many Jews are connecting not-necessarily- Jewish eating habits to their moral lives as Jews.

 

HUERFANO

La Veta Farmers Market today

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

 

The Rifters hosted by Jim & Peggy Hoobler

LA VETA — Come enjoy an open air lawn con- cert Thursday, July 23. Bring your own beverage and lawn chair to 707 East Virginia Street. Tickets are $20 per person if you pay by July 22nd or $25 on day of concert. Must pay in ad- vance to PO Box 252, La Veta, CO, 81055. Call 719-742-5496 or 719-989-1530 for questions.

 

Dance Jam every Friday

LA VETA — Come bust a move every Friday 11 a.m. at the La Veta Community Center. This is a fun cardio dance party celebrating many styles and decades! This group exercise is a collaboration between Two Peaks Fitness and dance instructor Ashley Vandagriff. Please pay in exact change at the door.

Two Peaks Fitness Members: $5 Non- members: $10 Questions lavetadancearts.ashley@yandex.com

 

Rummage sale fundraiser

LA VETA — Christ the King Catholic Church is having another fundraiser rummage sale hosted by St. Ann’s Guild on Friday & Saturday, July 24 & 25, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

 

Jane Butler ’s Art Dolls show reception at La Veta Gallery on Main

LA VETA — The La Veta Gallery on Main will be opening a new show of Mary Jane Butler’s Art Dolls, with a reception Friday, July 24, 5 to 7 p.m. held in conjunction with La Veta’s 4th Friday Art Walk. The show will run through August 25. There are new characters in Mary Jane’s popular Range Walker series and intriguing other new personalities as well. Mary Jane’s Art Dolls can be previewed on the Gallery’s website: lavetagalleryonmain.com

 

Davis estate auction

LA VETA — Stop by 311 N Main for the Dale and Rosemary Davis Estate Auction Saturday, July 25, 9:30 a.m.. Household, equipment, vehicles, and more will be auctioned off! Cash or good honorable check day of sale will be ac- cepted. All sales are final. For questions call Jim Hoobler Auction Company 719-989-1530.

 

La Plaza Inn live music

WALsEnburG — Karen Wilson is celebrating the entire month of July for her 10 year anniversary of owning an operating La Plaza Inn & Restaurant, 118 W 6th Street. Our July lunch special is Fish & Chips and we’re offer- ing 50% off on all appetizers and cocktails from 4-6 p.m. each day.

• Friday, July 24, 6 p.m. Kurt Corsair returns with a one man show (Cowboy & Singer-songwriter).
• Saturday, July 25, 6 p.m. enjoy the live music of KneeOn Sisters (Rock, Country, Blues).

 

Drive-in movie every Friday

LA VETA — The Teens at Spanish Peaks Church will be hosting a Drive-In movie every Friday, 8:30 p.m. at the 4-H Barn. $5 per per- son, you will be able to watch the movie from the safety and comfort of your car and listen through the radio!

 

La Veta Village garage sale

LA VETA — Every Saturday through September 26, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. there will be a garage sale at La Veta Village, 109 E. Francisco Street. There are many items; something for everyone! All donations go toward the Assisted Living Project.

 

La Veta Village food services

LA VETA —The next free food pickup for qualified individuals and families will be Saturday, July 25, 9 to 10 am at 109 E. Francisco. To re- serve a box and schedule a pick-up, please email lvvfoodservices@gmail.com or call (719) 247-1393. Please email/call before Wednesday 5pm. For more information visit: lavetavillage.org

 

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, or please follow cur- rent County/State guidelines. If you are sick, please stay home. Have a neighbor purchase items for you, or contact us.

For more info: Gardner Farmers Market, 865-247-9749 or gardnermarket@yahoo.com

 

Cuchara Chapel on line

CuChArA — This summer please watch the Sunday Cuchara Chapel service online. Go to Cucharachapel.org and click on the Worship Service Tab. This Sunday, July 26 Rev. Justin Tull will speak on “In Search of Community” with special music by Eldaa Royer.

 

Walsenburg Farm & Makers Market Sunday

WALsEnburG — Walsenburg Farm and Makers Market will be held each Sunday, 12 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.

 

Two Peaks Fitness senior group exercise

LA VETA — Two Peaks Fitness senior group exercise is every Monday, Wednesday, and Fri- day at the La Veta Community Center:
• Yoga Stretch: Monday, Wednesday 9:15 a.m.

• Swiss Ball: Monday, Wednesday, 10 a.m.

• Senior Pilates/Fresh Start: Monday, Wednes- day, 11 a.m.
• Hatha Yoga: Friday, 9 a.m.

These mild group exercise sessions will be held in compliance with current COVID-19 restrictions. Maximum of 10 participants, with social distancing required. You will be asked to wear a mask if physically possible. The community center and all equipment will be sanitized in accordance with Health Department regulations.

These activities are free to SilverSneakers, Renew Active, and Two Peaks Fitness members; $5 daily fee if you are not a member.

 

La Veta athletics golf tourney, register by 7/27

WALsEnburG — Have a swinging good time at the La Veta Open Saturday, August 1 at the Walsenburg Golf Course. This is a 4 per- son, 18 hole Scramble with 9 a.m. shotgun start. The cost is $75 per person. Register by Monday, July 27. Lunch is included.

 

$400 hole in one payout sponsored by H & H Services. Watercolor workshop at SPACe with Kathy Hill

LA VETA — Kathy Hill’s Watercolor Painting Workshop will be held Tuesday, July 28 9:30- 12:30. The fee is $35 with a $5 fee for materials payable to the instructor. Classes are held upstairs at the gallery in the park, 132 W. Ryus. Face coverings of your choice are to be worn, and we practice social distancing. We welcome questions, and can be reached at 719 742- 3074, or via email at spanishpeaksarts@gmail.com

 

SPACe Galler y Annual Photography show & reception

LA VETA — The annual Photography Show will run Tuesday, July 28 through Saturday, August 29 at SPACe Galler, 132 W. Ryus. The Photography Show is a juried show. The reception will be held Saturday, August 1, 5 to7 p.m.. SPACe Gallery weekly hours are Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Call 719-742-3074 or visit spanishpbeakarts.org for more information.

 

Men’s Bible study group

WALsEnburG — New Hope Community Church of Walsenburg, 801 Pennsylvania, invites any one interested in Bible study and fellowship to meet with others every Wednesdays, 6 p.m. at the church. All are welcome to this time of encouragement, friend- ship, and support regardless of church affiliation.

 

Daigre Reservoir trail maintenance

LA VETA — La Veta Trails are seeking volunteer stewards to work on the Daigre Reservoir Trail Thursday, July 30, 8:30-10:30 a.m.. The work will involve picking up litter and trimming branches using loppers or hand saws to clear the trail of growth. Bring water, wear sturdy shoes, wear eye protection, sunscreen and work gloves. We will social distance, but please wear a mask if you feel more comfortable. The minimum age requirement for this workday is 16, or younger with an ac- companying parent volunteer. NOTE: Because CO Parks and Wildlife will be joining us for this trail maintenance session you will not need a fishing or hunting license. Contact: Cindy Campbell, cindlcam868@gmail.com, or 719-890-0009.

 

FNB Trinidad school supply drive now through 7/31

WALsEnburG — Huerfano County school children need your help now more than ever! Although the future of local schools opening for the fall semester due to COVID-19 has yet to be determined, The Huerfano County Branch of The First National Bank in Trinidad is resolved to continue its efforts to support the youth in the community by holding its 20th annual “School Supply Drive.” Whether funds are used to assist students with needs at home or in school, the Bank is committed to providing resources for children in the area.

Mail or drop off your donation to The Huerfano County Branch at 135 West 6th Street, Walsenburg, Colorado 81089 by July 31st. First National will match the first $1,000 in donations! Cash donations are especially needed. Help The Huerfano County Branch of The First National Bank in Trinidad support Huerfano County Students as they build their own bright futures and donate cash for school supplies today! Visit www.fnbtrinidad.com or call 719-738-3594 to learn more.

 

Huerfano 4-H COVID plans

huErFAno CounTY — Due to coronavirus restrictions, there will be no “open class” en- tries at the Huerfano County 4-H Fair this year. The fair is slated for August 5 – 9.

The fair board is in the process of planning the revised county fair. Further details concerning whether the fair will be open to the public and other details will be published when they are finalized.

For questions, call the Huerfano County Extension office at 719-738-3000, ext. 131.

 

17th Annual Stonewall Century Ride

LA VETA — Ride the Highway of Legends (Colorado State Highway 12) in the Stonewall Century Ride Saturday, August 8. Riders can go the entire 102 miles from La Veta to Segundo and back or turn around at any time! This ride is known for the homemade goodies at the aid stations and the friendly people in the area.

This is an annual fundraiser for the La Veta and Stonewall Fire Protection Districts.

This ride is scenic, challenging, and delicious. For registration information, see www.spcycling.org or active.com.

Register online through Wednesday Au- gust 5 or during packet pickup August 7 at the La Veta Grandote Golf Course, or onsite August 8 at the Golf Course.

Music begins at noon. Everyone welcome! The Huerfano County Health Department has given us guidelines to make this ride safe.

 

Summer Reading Program at Spanish Peaks Library

WALsEnburG — Although the library is not open for patrons to come in, we are still having a summer reading program. Join Ms. Sherry online for a virtual “Imagine Your Story” summer reading program. You can begin by registering with READsquared. This program can be downloaded to your Android or iOS device. Once you have it downloaded choose Spanish Peaks Library District. It can also be found online at spldco.READsquared.com. On READsquared you can log your reading and complete missions and other fun activities. Check our Facebook page at Spanish Peaks Library District or our website spld.org for more information. You can also email Ms. Sherry with questions, sherryspld@gmail.com.

 

La Veta Library now open

LA VETA — The La Veta Public Library reopened this week. To maintain social distancing and for the safety of our staff and patrons, some of our services and policies have changed. For further details please call 719- 742-3572 or visit our website: www.lvpl.org .

Face masks are required to enter our facilities. (Masks not required for children under 3 and patrons with health issues. We are limited to 10 people at a time and visits are limited to 30 minutes. (Only two visits per day.)

Please maintain social distancing while browsing and at the customer service desks. The teen room will remain closed except to access books. Only one family group at a time allowed in the family room. Computer use is also limited to 30 minutes. The furniture has been arranged to maintain social distancing, please do not move the furniture.

Curbside service is available by appointment to our at risk patrons. Detailed information is available on the website.

 

Spanish Peaks Catholic Community new schedule

AGuILAr/ GArDnEr/ LA VETA/ WALsEnburG — The new Mass schedule is effective now. Face masks required, social distancing observed. Call 719-738-1204 if you are in doubt.

•st. Mary, our Lady of sorrows in Walsenburg: Sunday-10:30 a.m.; Mondays-No Mass; Fridays-8 a.m.
•st. Anthony of Padua in Aguilar: Sunday- 8 a.m.; Tuesday-9:30 a.m.

•Christ the King in La Veta: Sunday-12:30 a.m.; Wednesday-9 a.m.
•sacred heart in Gardner: Saturday-4 p.m.; Thursday-10 a.m..

Fr. Isaac’s day off is Monday. Funerals will be scheduled Tuesday – Friday only. Confession will be held on Saturdays from 2 to 3 p.m. at St. Mary Church. Appointments will be available Tuesday-Friday.

 

Spanish Peaks Library curbside pickup

WALsEnburG — Curbside Pickup is now available at SPLD Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.. Place your holds ahead of time, send your print jobs via email, and library staff will package everything up and bring it outside.

Visit https://www.spld.org/aboutus/curbsidepickup/ or call 719-738-2774 for more information.

 

LAS ANIMAS

First National needs cash and boxes for Back to School Supply Drive

TrInIDAD — The First National Bank in Trinidad is in need of additional cash donations for the school supply drive, and ALSO BOXES! We need nice, clean boxes that can close up or have a lid, medium to large size.

Please drop off any boxes or cash donations to the main bank lobby at 100 E. Main Street, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Fri- day, now through Monday, July 27. We plan to provide Internet connectivity for students who are in need who will be schooling from home as well, so your donations are greatly needed!

 

Carnegie Library now open

TrInIDAD — Good news! We are back and open to the public starting this week. We are open in a limited capacity with restrictions and social distancing, so here are some things to note before your visit:

•All patrons must wear face masks and be screened at the door.

•The library is open for seniors (50+) only from 9-10am, Monday through Friday. The remaining open hours will be for all other patrons.

•There can be up to 10 patrons at a time in the library, with only one family at a time in the children’s area . Everyone must maintain social distancing.

•Computer assistance is by appointment only, otherwise, first come first served.
•Our restrooms will be closed to the public.

•In order to accommodate all users, patrons will not remain in the library for longer than one hour at a time.

Please be patient with us as we learn how best to serve you while keeping everyone safe and healthy. We are still doing curbside service to serve as many people as possible and keep the library less crowded. Come see us or call and we’ll come out to you!

 

New free video streaming service at the Carnegie

TrInIDAD — Thanks to a generous donation from the Friends of the Library and Books & More bookstore, the Library is offering a new service starting Monday, July 13. It’s called Kanopy. It’s a video streaming service, similar to Netflix, but instead of paying for it, you have free access using your library card account. The Kanopy collection includes feature films, documentaries, and television pro- grams. You can access up to ten films per month for free. Kanopy includes a special section just for young children. Stay tuned for more information coming on our website and Facebook page. If you don’t have a library card, call us at 846-6841 and we will open an account for you!

 

Primero HS Cheerleaders fundraiser

TrInIDAD — Support your Primero High School Cheerleaders! During the month of July, Lee’s BBQ, 825 San Pedro, will donate $0.50 to the squad for every Big Brother ham- burger that is sold. This will help the squad pay for their uniforms and attend camp.

 

ROAR for Relay for Life bowling tournament

TrInIDAD — Roar for Relay for Life is having our 2nd annual 9 pin no tap tournament Saturday, July 25, 1 to 5 p.m. at Trinidad Lanes, 823 Van Buren Street. Entry is $15 a person for 3 games, shoes are free. must pay & register your team ahead of time.

 

Come bowl and fight back against cancer at the same time!

We are also having a dress-up contest so dress in the 1950s, 60’s, 70’s, 80’s, 90’s theme or your favorite rock star. Contact either Kendra Doherty 719-680-0693, 719-946-5510 or Sharon Vallejos 719-680-1249 for more information.

 

Aguilar Library curbside service

AGuILAr — Aguilar Public Library, 146 W Main, is offering curbside service outside the building during normal business days and hours (Tues, Thurs, Fri, Sat * 10:00 am – 2:00 pm; Wed * 12:30 pm – 4:30 pm) for the community and surrounding areas. If you are needing copies, a specific or audio book, DVD’s, or check out a Colorado State Park Backpack please call at 719-941-4426 or email aguilartownlibrary@gmail.com. We will gladly check them out, bag the items, then bring them outside to you. The staff will practice social distancing as well as wearing face-mask and gloves upon delivery.

 

Trinidad Community Center now open

TrInIDAD — The Trinidad Community Center is open 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday- Saturday, CLOSED on Sundays. A maximum of 10 people will be allowed in the building at one time. No showers will be allowed. A 1.5 hour time limit will apply to all patrons, on a first come, first serve basis. Sign-in before entering and follow posted COVID-19 rules. A plan is being formulated to submit to the Las Animas County Health Department to open the Trinidad Aquatic Center.

 

Apishapa Heritage Center now open

AGuILAr — Apishapa Heritage Center located at 131 E. Main St. is opened for the summer Our summer hours will be 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday through Saturday. Appointments are encouraged. contact information at: apishipahistorical@gmail.com or 719-680-1393

 

Carnegie library online Story Time!

TrInIDAD — Virtually join Ms. Phyllis every Wednesday at 11 a.m. for stories and songs! Please register in advance to receive the virtual meeting invitation: https://www.carnegiepubliclibrary.org/virtualstorytime

 

Mt. Carmel Wellness free virtual classes continue including fun kid’s classes

TrInIDAD — Mt. Carmel Wellness & Community Center brings you FREE virtual pro- grams and classes to help you remain active and connected during this challenging time. These classes are available to anyone through the Zoom app. You can participate using your computer or smartphone.

See our weekly wellness schedule, followed by instructions to log-in on your computer or call-in from your phone. Get the schedule by signing up for the weekly email at: “Mt. Carmel of Colorado” ahamilton@mtcarmelcenter.org

Contact Laura at (719) 845-4894 with questions.

 

FNB Trinidad school supply drive

TrInIDAD — Las Animas County school children need your help now more than ever! Al- though the future of local schools opening for the fall semester due to COVID-19 has yet to be determined, The First National Bank in Trinidad is resolved to continue its efforts to support the youth in the community by holding its 20th annual “School Supply Drive.” Whether funds are used to assist students with needs at home or in school, the Bank is committed to providing re- sources for children in the area.

Mail or drop off your donation to The First National Bank in Trinidad, Main Bank, Motor Bank or Wal-Mart Branch by Friday, July 31. The First National Bank will match the first $1,000 in donations!

Help First National support Las Animas County Students as they build their own bright futures and donate cash for school supplies today! Visit www.fnbtrinidad.com or call 719- 846-9881 to learn more.

 

Las Animas Fair youth livestock and market sale

TrInIDAD — Please come and support the youth of Las Animas County at the Livestock Market Sale Saturday, August 1 sponsored by the Las Animas County Fair. Registration starts at 12 p.m. and the sale begins at 2 p.m. in the Outdoor Pavilion at the Las Animas County Fairgrounds, 2200 N Linden Avenue.

 

PWP Bags & Brews monthly river cleanup

TrInIDAD — The next river cleanup will be held Saturday, Aug. 1, 10 a.m.. Meet at Noah’s Ark Animal Welfare Association. Join us for a COVID-19 friendly, socially distanced river cleanup gathering on the Purgatoire River, fol- lowed by fun & drinks at Moose’s!

 

TSD #1 free summer lunch program

TrInIDAD — The free summer lunch pro- gram provides nutritious lunches for kids and teens all summer long. The free lunches will run through Friday, August 7, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Eckhart Elementary School, 1021 Pierce Street. Due to the Covid 19, lunches will be curbside pickup. In bad weather you may pick up lunches in the cafeteria by the double doors where the benches are located. Kids and teens 18 & under eat free; adult Meals $3.75. For more info, call 845-2051or 846-3324

 

ROAR Relay for Life car wash and bake sale

TrInIDAD — Help support the fight against cancer Saturday, August 8, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Corradino Auto Body & Radiator, 124 N. Maple Street. Get a car wash, fill your tummies with delicious bake sale treats and burritos (gluten free too), and bid on awesome silent auction items. Silent auction items can be viewed and bid on ahead of time on our facebook page: ROAR4RFL)!

Support our mission in the fight against cancer and celebrating more birthdays! All proceeds go to the American Cancer Society.

 

SCCOG senior services, Care & Share

LAs AnIMAs CounTY — The Agency on Aging coordinates food distribution in Huerfano and Las Animas Counties and is provided through South Central Council of Governments. All area Agency on Aging programs are for residents 60 years or older, assessments and reservations required. Please make reservations/cancellations one day in advance at 719-846-3336. Call 719-845-1133 ext 208 or ext. 225.

Take out lunch meals are provided in Trinidad Monday through Friday at the Sayre Senior Center. Also available are homebound meal deliveries Monday through Friday in Trinidad and Tuesday and Thursday in Aguilar.

There will be a regular Care & Share distribution at 125 E. Main Street. This distribution is for Aguilar/Ludlow area residents only (proof of residency required). Every Thursday, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. there will be an emergency food distribution for those in dire need.

For all distributions, please do not show up too early, bring a pen, and stay in your vehicle. Please wear a mask.

 

COLFAX

Colfax County Rapid Response meeting

rATon — The next meeting of the Colfax County Rapid Response volunteer firefighting community based organization will be tonight, Thursday, July 23, 7 p.m. at the Colfax County Courthouse, 230 North 3rd Street. Currently we engage in wildland and structural fires. When called upon we serve a civic duty, which is to protect the communities and citizens in Colfax County. Colfax County Rapid Response meets on the second and fourth Thursdays.

 

Raton Ministerial Alliance food distribution

rATon — The next food distribution will be held Friday, July 24, 9 a.m. until supplies are gone at the City Market building, 907 S. 2nd Street. Starting earlier at 9 a.m. this month due to the hotter weather! Everyone is welcome.

 

Capulin astronomy nights

CAPuLIn — Come join Capulin Astronomy Rangers for our summer series of astronomy nights at Capulin Volcano National Monument, 46 Volcano Rd. The next astronomy night will be Saturday, July 25, 8 p.m. View planets, our moon, galaxies and more through giant telescopes under some of the darkest skies in the lower 48. All observing will be done in the outdoor classroom area West of the visitor center. Please wear warm clothing and leave the pets at home. Bring flashlights to get to and from parking, but keep them put away at the telescopes.

 

Summer services at Johnson Mesa

Johnson MEsA — The weekly worship services at Johnson Mesa will run through August 9. Services will be held at 2:30 p.m.. This Sunday, July 26, Pastor Lisa Jo Bezner, Methodist Church of Raton will speak. Attendees are encouraged to observe the Covid-19 guidelines of the CDC and our New Mexico governor.

The Annual Picnic will be held on August 16th, and will begin with a potluck dinner at noon, followed with the worship service and an afternoon of fellowship. Musicians are encouraged to bring their instruments.

 

MCMC Auxiliary Thrift Shop

rATon — The MCMC Thrift shop is open Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. 2 p.m. at their location on South 2nd Street next to Old City Market Building. Please only bring donations during our operating hours.

*PLEASE* we cannot accept large furniture and appliance type donations, we have no way to store them or to move them. Thank you for your understanding.

 

Elk’s Thrift Store opens

rATon — Elks Lodge Thrift Store, 1180 S 2nd Street will be open Thursdays and Fridays, 10 am to 1 pm. Only three patrons allowed in the store to meet social distancing guidelines. Thrift store proceeds assist with our community projects sponsored by Elks Lodge #865.

 

Open Hands Thrift Store ~ Cimarron

CIMArron — Open Hands Thrift Store, 357 E 9th Street, will be open Fridays and Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.. Customers must wear masks and only 3 shoppers allowed inside at a time for social distancing guidelines.

We are only taking donations on Friday and Saturdays. If items are left at the shed they must be thrown away, so please follow the safety and drop off guidelines. We will take furniture by appointment, please call the numbers on the door. Thank you for helping us get through this time.

 

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.

 

The Angel Fire Art & Farmers’ Market

AnGEL FIrE — The Angel Fire Art and Farmers Market is held every Sunday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. all summer at Frontier Park in the heart of Angel Fire.

Our market is a weekly showcase featuring a diverse selection of local and regional artists, great live music, food artisans & fresh produce. The market provides resources and opportunities to help grow small endeavors and provides a meeting place for a vibrant local community. Commonly found at our market:

-Fresh regional produce
-Hatch Green Chile roasted on the spot

-Farm fresh eggs
-Local meat and dairy products

-Artisanal bread and baked goods

-Raw honey & much more…

We are asking visitors to take the following precautions:

-Park at least 1 space away from others
-Wear a mask
-Utilize hand sanitizers upon entering and exiting

-Stay at least 6 ft away from others

 

Moonlight Hike at Capulin Volcano

CAPuLIn — Take a ranger-guided hike at Capulin Volcano under the full moon Saturday, August 1, 8 p.m.. Subjects include night time biology, lunar geography, astronomy, and the park after dark. Come and experience Capulin Volcano in a new light! Reservations required. Call 575-278-2201 for information and reservations.

 

Raton Elks spaghetti lunch

rATon — Raton Elks Lodge #865 is hosting a drive-up spaghetti lunch Sunday, Aug. 2, 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m at Elk’s Lodge, 300 S 2nd. Get a delicious “to go” lunch for $10 per meal with choice of Spaghetti, side salad, and garlic bread or a Chef Salad. Due to NM COVID restrictions, we are still closed and this is how we must do our fundraising. Your support will help us continue to support our community!

 

OUT OF THIS WORLD

Colorado State Fair – COVID-19 modifications

PuEbLo — In consideration of the ongoing COVID-19 public health crisis, the Colorado State Fair Board of Authority today voted to modify activities during the 2020 State Fair, scheduled for August 28-September 7.

The Board did determine that a number of State Fair activities will move forward this summer with new guidelines in place. Activities being considered include the Junior Livestock Show and Sale, FFA Heifer Wrangle, Catch-a-Calf, 4-H Horse Show, 4-H Dog Show, 4-H Rocketry, and 4-H Static Exhibits as well as limited food and vendor booths, a limited carnival presence and virtual competitive exhibits. More information and details about activities taking place will be announced soon.

This is not the first time the Colorado State Fair has been modified due to extraordinary circumstances. In 1917, the State Fairground property was used as “Camp Carlson,” with the horse stables and open space serving as a training facility for the Army National Guard during World War I. Since April 22, 2020, the grounds have been operating as a drive-through COVID-19 testing site for Pueblo County. The State Fair’s rich history was recently highlighted in an episode of “Colorado Experience” on Rocky Mountain PBS.

“More than anything, the Colorado State Fair exists to serve the people of Colorado and beyond,” said General Man- ager Scott Stoller. “This mission can take on many forms. This year, it means managing smaller groups of people on the fairground property, maintaining social distancing, and providing it for use as a testing site. We are still working hard to honor the work our Colorado 4-H and FFA youth have invested in preparing for this year’s fair.”

Current FAQs related to this summer’s modified State Fair can be found here. Additionally, visit the Colorado State Fair website, Facebook page @colostatefair, or call 719-404-2080 for the latest updates and information.

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