Upcoming Events for week of March 6, 2020


2020 Election information

SOUTHERN COLORADO — The Democratic and Republican committees want to re- mind citizens of these important dates this spring. Go to www.govotecolorado.gov to check your voter registration and find your precinct number. The 2020 election year is upon the General Election on November 3rd.

For more information on Colorado’s Presidential Primary and all upcoming elections, please visit www.sos.state.co.us. Coloradans can update and verify voter registration, register to vote online, or find their Voting Services Polling Center at www.GoVoteColorado.gov.


Start your child on a track for success

WALSENBURG/TRINIDAD — Want to know more about how your child is growing, learning, and playing? Attend a no cost screening day for children 0-5 years old. Screenings include vision, hearing, dental, developmental, and social emotional lead, and are open to any child in Huerfano and Las Animas counties. Allow 30-45 minutes to complete the screenings. Snacks will be available.

In Trinidad, Friday, March 6, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at SCCOG Early Learning Center, 1225 Rosita Ave. In Walsenburg, Saturday, March 7, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Peakview Elementary School, 375 W. Pines Street.

A parent or guardian must be present at the screenings. If a parent or guardian is un- able to attend, please call 719-845-0463 for more information.


TV Rescan Media Advisory

southern CoLoraDo — A TV Rescan is required for Antenna TV Viewers in Colorado Springs-Pueblo viewing area. The rescan is required due to a TV station frequency change that occurred on Thursday, Feb. 27, in Colorado Springs-Pueblo. TV viewers who receive free, over-the-air local TV will need to rescan their TV to continue receiving local channels, including emergency and weather alerts. The FCC is requiring nearly 1,000 TV stations to change frequencies in order to provide more channels for wireless broadband services. The TV rescan requirement takes effect immediately.

More information is available at TVAnswers.org. Sign up to receive free email and text alerts at www.tvanswers.org/signup, and to be notified when a rescan is required.



HCCC luncheon

WaLsenburG — The monthly Huerfano County Communication Coalition luncheon will be held, Thursday, March 5, 12 p.m. at the Ambulance building meeting room, 326 Main Street. Find out what great things are happening in our community this year and share what your group is planning for 2020. The lunch is free. We will be hearing from David Rogers about “The Moving Wall” , a mobile replica of the Vietnam Wall in Washington. Keri Power’s Farm to Table project is in need of garden tools. If you have any extras laying around, please contact Keri.

All welcome to attend if you are interested.


Two Peaks/One Book at LVPL

La Veta — The Two Peaks /One Book series continues at the La Veta Public Library Thurs- day, March 5, 2 p.m. with an informal, moderated book discussion of our featured novel,”A Gentleman in Moscow,” by Amor Towles. Our theme this year is civility and Towles lovely book fits perfectly. This beautifully written story of a 30 year old count who, in 1922, was sentenced to house arrest in a hotel across from the Kremlin for 30 years. It is rich in culture, history, humor, intrigue and self discovery all within the confines of the famous Metropol Hotel. Whether or not you have read the book, come and join us for a lively discussion. Brought to you with free refreshments by the Friends of LaVeta Library.


Call for artists: Art Gone Wild show

triniDaD — Artwork for the Spring Break- Art Gone Wild show will be accepted Thursday, March 5 and Saturday, March 7, between 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Spanish Peaks Arts Council (SPACe) Gallery in the Park, 132 W. Ryus.

This show is open to all artists and media with the usual fees and limitations. Entry in- formation may be found on the SPACe web- site, www.spanishpeaksarts.org, or by calling 719-742-3074.


Huerfano Soup at La Veta Mercantile

La Veta — The next Huerfano Soup at the La Veta Mercantile, sponsored by Bachman & Associates will be held Thursday, March 5, 6 pm. One dish + one vote + one passionate community = Huerfano Soup.

Huerfano Soup is a monthly community- based potluck where participants, through this micro-granting dinner, assist a variety of projects in Huerfano County. A potluck item and a $5 donation makes you eligible to vote on the evening’s presentations. As a diner, you will hear three five-minute pitches from community members who need funding for projects that are beneficial to the community. Enjoy the best $5 dinner in town with your friends, then choose the winning proposal to receive the evenings donations. Facebook Event : www.facebook.com/events /614545872448929/


Kathy Hill watercolor classes

La Veta — Explore the color wheel while learning to paint with watercolors. Kathy Hill is offering watercolor classes on Fridays, 10 am – 1 pm. Discover how to use just two colors, opposites on the color wheel, to create amaz- ing watercolor paintings in a variety of subjects. Watercolor techniques, composition, and color temperature will also be part of each class. The $25 fee includes all materials. A dis- count of $5 is available for those who provide their own materials. In addition, a nonrefundable payment of $80 for four classes, not necessarily consecutive, is another option. Classes will be held at least through March. Classes are limited to six students, held at 133 E. Virginia. Beginners welcome! Call Kathy at 719- 742-5756 or email kathyhillart@gmail.com to reserve a space or for more information.


March is half price month at the Fox!

WaLsenburG — It’s bargain month at the Fox Theatre – Walsenburg. All tickets at the Walsenburg Theatre in the month of March are 50% off!


Meet the candidate- Jose Baros

GarDner — Jose Baros, commissioner candidate for District 1, will be hosting a meet and greet dinner on Friday, March 6, at the Gardner Community Center in Gardner, Colorado from 3-5 p.m.


Meet the candidate- Arica Andreatta

WaLsenburG — Arica Andreatta, candidate for County Commissioner, District 2 invites the public to a meet and greet: Friday, March 6, 5 p.m. at Crafty Canary Brewery.


Meet the candidate- John Galusha

WaLsenburG — John Galusha, candidate for County Commissioner, District 1 will be hosting two Meet and Greet events this week- end: Friday, March 6, 6-7:30 p.m. at La Plaza Inn, 118 W. 6th St and Sunday, March 8, 4:30 – 6 p.m. at the Rollin’ Smoke Garage BBQ, 110 E. 5th Street. John would like to hear what your visions are for the future of Huerfano County. See you there!


Youth/adult boxing at the Rec. Center

WaLsenburG — Huerfano Parks and Rec have started a boxing program for kids and adults Monday thru Saturday.

There is a certified instructor. Participants have their own station with heavy bag, speed bag, and jump ropes. Youth must weigh at least 50 lbs. On site treatment room with a li- censed PT.


Childhood development screenings

WaLsenburG — Attend a no cost screening day for children 0-5 years old Saturday, March 7, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m at Peakview Elementary School, 375 W Pine Street. Screenings include vision, hearing, dental, developmental, social emotional, and lead levels. For more information call 719-845-0463


Oktoberfest chili cookoff!

La Veta — Oktoberfest is at it again with the annual CHILI COOKOFF! Be there Saturday, March 7, 5:30 p.m. at the Mesa Bar (formerly Sammie’s) for some of the very best red, or green chili or Mardi Gras Jumbala, Gumbo, etc. that you have ever tasted. For only $7 for adults and $3 for kids you will get to sample some great food and vote for your favorites. There will also be some fantastic silent auction items available to bid on, great music and fun. It is still not to late to enter your chili or donate your silent auction items. Call Wendy at 719- 742-3288 for details. Come on out for some good food and to support your La Veta Oktoberfest!


Spanish wine tasting at Deerprint

La Veta — Spend a Sunday afternoon in Spanish wine country Sunday, March 8, 4 to 6 p.m. at Deerprint Wine & Bistro. As you sample five Spanish wines, Deerprint’s Ed and Deb Donovan will lead discussions about each wine as it is paired with an appropriate taste treat. Limited to 22 people.

Tickets are $30 and are available from https://checkout.square.site/buy/LAVICVT6DRCQC4WSNTYM6HZY


Full Moon Howl and Growl

CuChara — The February Full Moon Howl and Growl will be held Sunday, March 8, 5 p.m. at Cuchara Mountain Park. The Howl and Growl is co-sponsored by the Spanish Peaks Alpine Alliance and Cuchara Mountain Park. Bring a dish and a drink to the potluck along with your snowshoes or XC Skiis. Or just hang out in our Day Lodge (aka the Night Lodge) by the fire. Moon lore and more are on the agenda!


Huerfano youth baseball registration

WaLsenburG/La Veta — Two Peaks Fitness Youth Fit- ness Leagues is starting up Babe Ruth/Cal Ripken baseball for Huerfano County. No need to drive to Colorado City on weekends!

Ages 4-18 can register at any of these locations for the 2020 season:

• March 9, 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. at Peakview School, 375 W Pine St, Walsenburg;

• March 10, 4 p.m. at John Mall High School, 355 W Pine St, Walsenburg;

• March 14, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at Huerfano County Community Center, 928 Russell St, Walsenburg;

• March 14, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. at La Veta Community Center, 131 E Ryus, La Veta.

Any questions, contact letsplayball2020@gmail.com or see our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/Two-Peaks-Youth-Baseball-2587572278136307/.


Care ‘n Share

WaLsenburG — This month’s Care ‘n Share food distribution for Huerfano County will be Tuesday, March 10, 10 to about 11:30 a.m. at Delaney Hall on E 7th. Bring proper ID (picture and proof of residency REQUIRED) and bags or box for food. Food passed out on first come first serve basis. “This institution is an equal opportunity provider.


Free yoga classes during March

La Veta — Our 6:30-7:45pm Tuesday evening Community Class will be FREE to all participants during March. All are welcome, including those new to yoga. The class is a mindful Hatha Flow style encouraging the release of tension and in- creasing awareness and relaxation.

Classes are free during March for teachers, firefighters, EMTs, law enforcement and healthcare professionals to thank them for their hard work in supporting our community. Just come to the Studio and tell us where you work. For the class schedule and details see our website www.lavetayoga.com.All classes are held at La Veta Yoga Studio, 200 S. Main Street, La Veta. For more information please e mail Ruth Heal easeintopeace@gmail.com or call 415 233 2632


Huerfano Republicans meeting

WaLsenburG — The Huerfano County Republican Committee will meet Tuesday, March 10, 6 p.m. at the Huerfano County Republican Headquarters, 511 Main St. in Walsenburg, for its monthly meeting.

The meeting’s special guest speaker will be Steve Sheldon, the Regional Development Manager for Judicial Watch. He is also a writer for Townhall.com and an expert on firearms and personal protection. Come a half-hour early at 5:30 for an informal meet-and-greet.


HighTime at the La Veta Mercantile

La Veta — Straight from the heart of Connemara, on the West Coast of Ireland, the extremely talented HighTime will inspire you with their intriguing blend of Irish music and modern folk influences, as they produce a rich and unique sound, and an electric energy on stage. This energetic band will perform Tuesday, March 10, 7 p.m. at La Veta Mercantile. There is no doubt that HighTime’s vibrant music and energy- fueled live performances will leave you enthralled, refreshed and with a piece of Ireland in your hearts. As a fundraiser for the Spanish Peaks International Celtic Music Festival, the con- cert will be paired with a traditional Irish banquet. Tickets for dinner and concert are $45 and are on sale now. Dinner will begin promptly at 5 pm and end at 6:30 pm. Seating for dinner and concert is limited to 75, so get your tickets early! Concert (only) tickets go on sale March 1st – $20 in advance; $23 day of show. Call (719) 742-3387, stop by 300 S. Main St, or RSVP with Roni at (303) 845-0776 vpezoa@icloud.com. Facebook Event Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/998527837177925/


La Veta Cuchara Chamber meeting

La Veta — The La Veta Cuchara Chamber will be holding their monthly meeting at 8:30 a.m. at the La Veta School Library Thursday, March 12. Meetings are open to the public. If you wish to get on the agenda, please contact us 2 days ahead of time; info@lavetacucharachamber.com


Two Peaks-One Book presentation

La Veta — Our “Two Peaks-One Book” community book read event continues at the La Veta Library Thursday, March 12, 2 p.m.. In continuing with our theme of civility and ethics, we will present the fascinating Russian film, “The Desert of Forbidden Art.” You won’t want to miss this stranger than fiction, true story which won many film critics awards and received rave reviews. Brought to you by the Friends of LaVeta Library with free refreshments!


Free legal clinic at SPL

WaLsenburG — A free legal clinic for parties who have no attorney, will be featured from 4 to 5 pm on the second Tues- day of each month at the Spanish Peaks Library, 415 Walsen Avenue. The next clinic will be Tuesday, March 10. 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. Call the library at 719-738-2774 the day of to secure your spot. Walk-ins will be accommodated if time allows.


Family game night at the Mercantile

La Veta — Come join your friends and neighbors for Family Board Games with our fearless leader, John Costea Thursday, March 12, 7 p.m.. Music and games are free; beer, wine, soda, coffee, snacks available. For more info, go to: https://www.facebook.com/events/1371870416326187/


Opening reception for “Spring Break: Art Gone Wild” at SPACe

La Veta — The opening of “Spring Break—Art Gone Wild” will be Saturday, March 14, 5-7 p.m. at the SPACe Gallery in the Park, 132 W. Ryus. Refreshments are provided and there is no admission fee. Sales of artwork benefits the artists and SPACe. The Gift Shop and Gallery is open Tues. & Thurs., 11 – 2 and Saturdays 10 – 3. Call 719 742-3074 for information or visit the SPACe website–www.spanishpeaksarts.org.


LV Trails St. Patrick’s Bingo

La Veta — Mark your calendar for the La Veta Trails 4th Annual St. Patrick’s Bingo Game Saturday, March 14, 5-8 p.m. at the La Veta Mercantile Local favorites. The Celtic Orphans will play from 5-6 p.m. to get us into game spirit. Mr. Bingo Bruce Johnson will call the games from 6-8 p.m.. Lots of great prizes! St. Patrick’s Bingo is one of La Veta Trails favorite fundraisers, so join us for a fun evening and help us celebrate our 5th birthday. For more information, contact Marilyn Russell, 719-890-4071, or russellm9999@gmail.com.


Ecstatic dance at La Veta Mercantile

La Veta — Come and quiet your inner and outer dialogue and enjoy your own personal exploration of body movement, while listening to some fun rhythms for an awesome experience Thursday, March 19, 7 pm at La Veta Mercantile. Whether you feel moved to have a big dance workout, or an inward journey, there is no judgement, low lights, and no talking, so you have absolute permission to be danced as the music moves you individually. Wear comfortable clothing, leave your inner critic at the door. $5 donation encouraged. www.facebook.com/events/209598856874248/


Huerfanos and the Civil War

La Veta — Date change! Please join the Huerfano County Historical Society at their History Happenings Sunday Salon Series on Sunday, March 22, 2 p.m. at the LaVeta Library. Sandy White, a West Pointer and long-time student of Civil War and Huerfano County history, will be discussing the role of soldiers from our area in the Civil War. This will be a whirlwind review of the connections between Fort Garland, the Civil War in the West, and Huerfano County. We will include such diverse characters as one of the County’s first county commissioners, an incorporator of Walsenburg, and the man behind Francisco Fort – not to mention the site of the Espinosa gangs’ beheadings. Should be a good presentation! This event is co-sponsored by the La Veta Library and the Historical Society. Donations are appreciated.


La Veta Creative District logo contest deadline extended

La Veta — The La Veta Creative District is looking for a visual identity in the form of a logo design. Designs for the logo may be submitted through Friday, March 27 to Kenny Schneider by email at kenetics@centurytel.net. Submissions will be judged by the LVCD staff and the winning designer’s logo will appear on printed materials, social media, and other items, such as T-shirts.

The winning logo will promote the mission of the LVCD, which is “To inspire and cultivate our diverse rural community through the development of the arts and creative industries”. Any colors may be used, however, it should also look good in black & white. For more information contact Kenny.

To keep up to date on events and activities related to the La Veta Creative District, visit the Facebook page “The La Veta Creative District.”



Chronic pain self management classes

triniDaD — Learn techniques for managing fatigue, frustration, poor sleep and isolation in these classes beginning Thursday, March 5, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Mt Carmel Health, Wellness, & Community Center. Learn about tools for man- aging pain and tracking improvements. Learn exercises for improving strength, flexibility and balance. Learn how to manage medications. Learn how to effectively communicate with healthcare providers, family and friends. PLUS! On Saturday 4/18 Learn to make healthy food choices and prepare meals for managing inflammation and optimizing nutrition. Call 719-845-4894 for more information or to sign-up!


Adult Reading Program: Art of reading aloud

triniDaD — Learn the art of reading out loud to a family member, friend, or group. Thursday, March 5, 5:30 p.m. at The Carnegie Public Library. Audio books are fine, but nothing beats hearing it live, from a human. https://www.carnegiepubliclibrary.org/


Kiwanis Club of Trinidad dinner

triniDaD — The Kiwanis Club of Trinidad will have a dinner Thursday, March 5, 5:30 – 7: 30 p.m. at Trinidad Smoke- house, 500 East Elm Street. We are proud to announce that our guest speaker for next month’s meeting will be Anita Flores, the new Executive Director of The Trinidad Community Foundation! This Foundation has initiated a youth-led committee called JrCOMM. She will be joined by JrCOMM’s Director, Ruben Fernandez Jr., and co-Directors Joe Ross IV and Alea Rocha. Please RSVP and get more information at: trinidadkiwanis.org We welcome new interested members!


Senior Day at Books & More

triniDaD — Friday, March 6, is Senior Day at Books & More bookstore 132 N. Commercial Street. Most items 50% off. Store hours 11-4:30.


Bakesale fundraiser

triniDaD — A benefit bakesale supporting Purgatory River Volleyball Club will be held Friday, March 6, 8 a.m.-12 p.m. at Mt. San Rafael Lobby.


Hiking group meeting,

triniDaD — Moose’s, Meet other people interested in hiking in southern Colorado and northern New Mexico Friday, March 6, 5:30 p.m. at Moose’s.


Book Readers Rock!

triniDaD — Join us Friday, March 6, 1:30 to 3 p.m. at Carnegie Public Library for Book Readers Rock!, a book club for 6th through 10th graders. New members are welcome, title to be announced, and the library will provide copies of the book.


Childhood development screenings

triniDaD — Attend a no cost screening day for children 0- 5 years old Friday, March 6, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at SCCOG Early Learning Center, 1225 Rosita Avenue. Screenings include vision, hearing, dental, developmental, social emotional, and lead levels. For more information call 719-845-0463.


Hands on History at THM

triniDaD — Hands on History (HOH) at Trinidad History Museum is for kids in 1 through 8 grades and runs each Friday, 1 to 4 p.m.. The cost for the class is $9 per week. (Scholarships available for free/reduced lunch, or multiple siblings)

Each Friday will include a brief history lesson to introduce the topic and its significance, followed by hands on activities. Contact Abigail to enroll: 719-846-7217 or abigail.melton@state.co.us


Free diabetes management workshop

triniDaD — This class will be held Friday, March 6, 2 to 4 p.m. at Mt. Carmel Wellness & Community Center. The class is hosted by Mt. San Rafael Hospital and Mt. Carmel.
Join the class today & learn about:

+Healthy eating
+Being active
+Monitoring your blood sugar +Taking medications +Problem solving
+Healthy coping
+Reducing your health risks

DSME is a group of services to help people with diabetes improve their health. SDME increases the knowledge and skills needed for diabetes self-care.
– Healthcare team to help you manage your diabetes

– Create a plan just for you with tools and support you need – Group and individual education sessions
Call Elizabeth Trammell at 719-846-2213 to register!


Wiskey Creek at Spanish Peaks Inn

GuLnare — This Saturday, March 7, 8 to 11:30 p.m. Wiskey Creek band will perform at Spanish Peaks Inn, 22590 County Road 41 6 for a $5 cover charge.

Spanish Peaks Inn offers live music, drinks, and dancing on most weekends. Spanish Peaks Inn, 22590 CR 41.6, west of Aguilar, also offers Tai Chi, QI Gong and mindfulness every Monday at 2 p.m.; and line dancing every Wednesday, 2 to 4 p.m.. Don’t forget Taco Tuesday and Friday night specials. For more information call 719-941-4288.


Mt. Carmel Wellness Expo

triniDaD — The Wellness Expo will be held Saturday, March 7, 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Wellness Expo, Mt. Carmel Wellness and Community Center, 911 Robinson. Come learn about wellness opportunities in Trinidad, talk to local wellness experts, attend workshops, enroll in classes, and browse vendor booths. For more information call 719-845-4800. Free ad- mission, free food, attend workshops, wellness experts, vendor booths, enroll in classes, 719-845-4894


4-H Bake Sale

triniDaD — The Red Rocks 4-H will hold a bake sale Sun- day, March 8, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Big R.


Las Animas County writing contest

triniDaD — Wanted, all K-12 students to participate in the Las Animas County Writing Contest. This contest is open to all themes and genres; fiction, poetry, and creative essays. Students will compete in 4 grade groups: K-2/3-5/6-8/9-12. There will be 8 first place winners, two from each group receive cash prizes. 2nd and 3rd place winners, from each group also receive cash prizes. All entries will be available as a book. A limited number will be for sale at the awards ceremony.

Submission must be original and may include artwork. All work must be submitted by Friday, April 3. For more information call or email Dustin Hyman: 719-846-5709; dustin.hyman@trinidadstate.edu

Visit trinidadstate.edu/creative-writing to submit your entry. The writing contest awards ceremony will be Thursday, April 30, at Trinidad State Campus, Massari Theater, 5:30 p.m.


Philosophy club at the Carnegie

triniDaD — A program for those who enjoy discussing philosophy. Do you like philosophizing with others about time- less questions? Join us for a monthly facilitated conversation. The next Philosophy club will be Monday, March 9, 5 to 6 p.m.. We will start with a brief introduction about an idea from the tradition of philosophy and a few questions to explore. Everyone is welcome to this free club!


Free legal help at Carnegie Library

triniDaD — Get free legal help Tuesday, March 10, from 3 to 4 pm at the Carnegie library. Participants must sign up in advance to talk with an attorney about civil matters (no criminal cases, please) via video chat. Sign up anytime at the li- brary, or call in to get your name on the list (719-846-6841). No restriction on income level.


Stress management

triniDaD — Learn to manage your stress and become more mindful with various techniques in this class Tuesdays, through March, 5:15 to 6 p.m. in The Mezzanine at Mt. Carmel Wellness and Community Center, 911 Robison Avenue. The class will run every Tuesday through March.


Alzheimer and dementia meeting

triniDaD —Understanding Alzheimer’s and Dementia in- formational meeting will be held Wednesday, March 11, 2 to 3 p.m. at Mt. San Rafael Hospital cafeteria, 410 Benedicta. For more information, contact Suzanne Davis, RN, at (719) 846-8070.


Suicide survivor support group

triniDaD — A suicide survivor support group meets the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month in the Samuel’s Fellowship Building behind the sanctuary at Zion’s Lutheran Church. The next meeting is Wednesday, March 11, 4 to 5 p.m.. In inclement weather please call 719-568-5982 to confirm whether the group is meeting. The group is facilitated by Jill Wilson, MS. LMFT who has spent her career in healthcare, mental health care, and higher education. She is a licensed marriage and family therapist, trauma counselor, and certified life coach.


Mt. Carmel Wellness Wednesdays

triniDaD — Wellness Wednesday at Mt. Carmel meets each second Wednesday of the month. This is a free class! This month’s meeting is Wednesday, March 11, 5 to 6 p.m.. This month, the topic will be “Is Your Mind Full or Are You Mindful?” For more info call 719-845-4894 or stop by Mt. Carmel Community Center, 911 Robinson Avenue.


Bingo! at Mt. Carmel

triniDaD — Come out the third Wednesday of each month, 5:30 pm for Bingo at Mt.. Carmel Wellness & Community Center. The next Bingo Game is March 11. Doors open at 5:30 pm. The game starts at 7:30 pm $250 Jackpot with payouts throughout!


Nostalgic Movie Night “Barry Lyndon” part 1 (rescheduled)

triniDaD — Because of the snow storm, only two, truly dedicated film-lovers came to see Barry Lyndon part 1 last week. This is such an outstanding film the library has rescheduled “Barry Lyndon, part 1” for Wednesday, March 11, 6:30 to 9:30 pm at the Carnegie Library, 202 N. Animas. Free popcorn with real butter and the finest sea salt, as always Part 2 will be shown Wednesday, March 18, 6:30 p.m..


Free health screening at the Carnegie

triniDaD — Come to the library’s front desk, 202 N. Animas, to sign up for a time slot for your free health screening Thursday, March 12, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sign up soon—there are only 13 slots available. Tests include cholesterol panel, Hemoglobin A1c, blood pressure and pre-diabetes screening. Plan on 15 minutes of testing.


Benefit dance for Hoehne Fire Dept.

triniDaD — The Hoehne Volunteer Fire Department is holding a benefit dance Friday, March 13, 8 p.m. at El Rancho Restaurant & Bar. Ages 21 & over only! Music provided by Cappton Reid and there will be a silent auction. Cover charge $10 single; $15 a couple.


Grief Support Group

triniDaD — The next Grief Support Group meeting is scheduled for Friday, March 13, 10 to 11 a.m. at Mt. Carmel Wellness & Community Center, 911 Robison Avenue.


Miners 3 on 3 basketball tournament

triniDaD — The annual Miners 3 on 3 basketball tournament will be held Saturday, March 14, 9:30 a.m. at Trinidad High School. The entry fee is $20 per player , 4 players per team.

The tournament consists of 5 divisions: youth, 4th – 6th grade, boy and girl; jr high, 7th – 8th, boy and girl; high school girls 9th – 12th and boys 9th – 12th; men’s division; woman’s divi- sion; (co-ed teams will play in boys/ men’s division.) Winners will receive a new t-shirt

Registration begins at 8 am day of tournament but preregistration is welcome. Games begin at 9:30 a.m. on March 14. For more information please contact Lawrence Sandoval at 719-680-9525 or Devon Sandoval at 719-680-3981


St. Patrick’s Day “Keen to get Green Party!!

aGuiLar — Come join us for a puppet show and craft making Saturday, March 14, 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Aguilar Public Library. The puppet show is “Puff the Magic Dragon”. Stay for Holiday Crafts ending with juice and fancy St. Patrick’s cookies. These activities are fun for the whole family!

Also coming soon at the Aguilar library watch for the “Art Wall” a presentation of art and various craft items produced by the talented art and crafting community as well as surrounding area persons. Date and Time to be announced.


Care & Share distribution

triniDaD — The next care and share food distribution will be Wednesday, March 18, 10 am to 1:30 p.m. at Las Animas County Fairgrounds. 10-11:30 a.m. for seniors over 60, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. for income eligible residents. Contact COG at 719-845-1127 for more information.


Barry Lyndon, part 2

triniDaD — Nostalgic Movie night presents Barry Lyndon, part 2, Wednesday March 18, 6:30 p.m. at the Carnegie Library, 202 N. Animas. The movie and popcorn are FREE!


Somebody Cares Project meeting,

triniDaD — The Somebody Cares Project invites anybody interested in learning about our project to attend the meeting Thursday, March 19, 2 to 3 p.m. at the Work Force Center, 140 N. Commercial. Future projects will be talked about. Ideas are welcome. We would appreciate if you bring an item from the list on the fb page. We depend on donations for our Care Bags and box’s. We are asking for donations to fill them. One item or 10. Every item counts. Call Elaine for more info at 719-846-2075. We are a 501 (c)(3) and can accept money donations. 521 E. North Ave.


Third Thursday Heritage Nights – wool spinning

triniDaD — Each third Thursday of the month Trinidad History Museum’s Kirby and Abigail will be serving up 15-20 minute history lessons, and then we will all create a hands on

experience at the Bloom Mansion. This month,Thursday, March 19, 5:30 to 7:30 pm learn about wool spinning. For more information call 719-846-2361.



Grand opening & ribbon cutting at shooting range

CLaYton — The public is invited to attend the Stephen M. Bush Memorial Shooting Range Friday, March 6, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.. The range is located on NM 370, before Mile Marker 1 in Clayton, NM.

The ribbon cutting is at 10 a.m.; Dignitaries First Shots, 10:30 a.m.; Tour of the New Range, 11 a.m.; Public Shooting Expo, 12 p.m. to 5 p.m..

The Stephen M Bush Memorial Shooting Range is a 160 acre parcel which was donated to the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish by Susie M. Bush to develop a shooting range in honor of her late husband, Stephen M. Bush. The project cost 2.25 million dollars, funded with federal grant dollars from the Pittman-Robertson Act, state dollars from the Department’s Game Protection Fund and property and cash donations from Ms. Bush. The new range will provide shoot- ing opportunities to members of the public and an economic benefit to the local community.

The grand opening is presented by the New Mexico Department of Game & Fish and all concession sales are presented and benefits the Union County 4-H. For more information contact the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish Youth Shooting Sports Coordinator, Jessica Fisher at (505) 476-8100 or email Jessica.Fisher@state.nm.us.


Mesa Vista Veterinary Hospital open house

raton — Stop by to see our newly remodeled office at 1600 S 2nd Street and meet our associate veterinarian Jaclyn Davis, DVM and get insight on what new service we will be providing Friday, March 6, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.. We will have drawings for a free dental (anesthesia and dental cleaning) and a year supply of Interceptor Plus (heartworm preventative) along with other giveaways. Food will be provided by The Sweet Shoppe, K-Bob’s, and The Art of Snacks. Bring your pet for a brief weight consultation on our new floor scale. For more in- formation call us at 575-445-3912.


Comedian Kenny Ahern at the Shuler

raton — Kids & adults love the comedy Kenny Ahern brings to life on stage! Bring the family out Friday, March 6, 7 p.m. to the Shuler Theater, 131 N. 2nd Street.

Kenny Ahern has toured the planet to rave reviews! His shows are filled with AMAZING comedy antics, HILARIOUS physical comedy and FUN audience play! Adults love him. Kids love him. YOU will love him!


Los Lobos at the Shuler

raton — The Mexican-American band Los Lobos will per- form Thursday, March 12, 8 to 10:30 p.m. at the Shuler Theater, 131 N. 2nd Street. Los Lobos has sold millions of records, won prestigious awards and made fans around the world. But perhaps its most lasting impact will be how well its music em- bodies the idea of America as a cultural melting pot. In it, styles like son jarocho, norteño, Tejano, folk, country, doo-wop, soul, R&B, rock ’n’ roll and punk all come together to create a new sound that’s greater than the sum of its parts.

Get tickets: https://myboxoffice.us/program/los-lobos-1497


Census 2020 is important to N.M.

CoLFaX CountY — The census is easy. The questions are simple. Your responses are secure! Why does the 2020 Census matter to New Mexico? New Mexico receives $8,692 per res- ident in federal funding. Did you know, just a 1 percent undercount in New Mexico means a loss of $780M over the next ten years?

The more you know…Census Bureau staff are sworn for life to protect confidentiality and are subject to $250,000 fine and/or up to five years in federal prison for wrongful disclosure of information.

How do I participate? You can take the census online starting Thursday, March 12, by phone, or by mail. For more information, visit 2020census.gov from your personal phone, computer or public library.

Spread the word: Answer the Census—it only takes 10 minutes to help New Mexico.


Accidental Writer’s Group

raton — Accidental Writer’s Group meets every other Fri- day at 10 a.m. at the Arthur Johnson Memorial Library, 244 Park Avenue. The next meeting is Friday, March 13. All writers welcome.


Women’s luncheon at Mesa Church

raton —Enjoy a splendid Saturday with us at our next Women’s Luncheon Saturday, March 14, 12:30 p.m. at Mesa Church, 140 North 1st Street. Sarah McGowen from the Light- house Church will be our fabulous and anointed guest speaker. We invite you and all your wonderfully-made girlfriends and sisters-in-Christ to a free lunch and word from the Lord. Call Judy to RSVP at (575) 445-9029 or DM us the number of people that are coming with you.


Regular Bean Day meeting

WaGon MounD — The next regular meeting of the Wagon Mound Bean Day Celebration committee will be held Saturday, March 14, 5 p.m. at the firehouse in Wagon Mound.


Hunger pantry food distribution

raton — The next food distribution will be Wednesday, March 18, 11:30 a.m. – 1p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 300 S 3rd Street. The food distribution is every other Wednesday.


Raton Little League coaches meeting

raton — Anyone who is interested in coaching or helping the little league this year is encouraged to attend the coaches meeting, Friday, March 20, 6 p.m. at Raton Convention Center, 901 S 3rd. We have opening ceremonies set for April 25, 2020.


Benefit carwash

raton — We are having this wonderful event, Saturday, March 21 at Raton Visitor Center, 100 Clayton Road to let people know who we are & what we do. On this day we are doing a $10 car wash. All Proceeds will go to an organization VALLE DEL SOL. Valle del Sol is a nonprofit organization with a history of caring for the community by helping men, women, children, families and the elderly each year through healthcare, human service, and leadership development programs.


Capulin Astronomy nights

CapuLin — Come join Capulin Astronomy Rangers for our summer series of astronomy nights beginning Saturday, March 21, 7 p.m.. View planets, our moon, galaxies and more through giant telescopes under some of the darkest skies in the lower 48. Times vary by month, but 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.


Nominations sought for Governor’s Awards for Excellence in the Arts

santa Fe — The New Mexico Arts Commission and New Mexico Arts, a division of the Department of Cultural Affairs, are seeking nominations for the 2020 Governor’s Awards for Excellence in the Arts.

The annual Governor’s Arts Awards are New Mexico’s highest and most prestigious artistic honors and are intended to celebrate extraordinary achievement in the arts. Nominations may be submitted by individual state residents or representatives of businesses or organizations in New Mexico. Self-nominations are discouraged.

Nominations for the awards may include individual liv- ing New Mexican artists working in any discipline who have demonstrated outstanding achievement; individuals who have consistently made significant or distinguished contributions to the arts in New Mexico; and businesses, nonprofits or foundations with sustained involvement in and support for the arts. Throughout its existence, a diverse and prestigious list of painters, weavers, sculptors, dancers, musicians, story-tellers, poets, actors, playwrights, and potters have been honored. Since 1974, over 300 artists and arts supporters have received this coveted award. The awards are a collaboration of New Mexico Arts, the New Mexico Museum of Art, the Mu- seum of New Mexico Foundation, and other partners.

Nominations must be received by Friday, April 3. They may be mailed or hand-delivered to New Mexico Arts, Suite 270, 407 Galisteo St., Santa Fe, NM 87501. Nomination forms are available online at http://nmarts.org/governors-arts-awards/ or contact New Mexico Arts at 505-827-6490, 800-879- 4278 (statewide), or email michelle.laflamme-c@state.nm.us. The events for the 2020 Governor’s Awards for Excellence in the Arts are scheduled for September 2020 in Santa Fe.

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