Upcoming Events for week of September 10, 2020

throughout our world

Virtual U.S. Service Academy and ROTC information session.

OUR WORLD — Tuesday, Sept. 15, 5 to 7 p.m. the five Service Academies (U.S. Air Force Academy, U.S. Naval Academy, U.S. Military Academy, U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, U.S. Coast Guard Academy) and four college ROTC Programs (Air Force, Army, Marine Corps, Navy) will host a Virtual U.S. Service Academy and ROTC information session. The event is free and open to the public.

This event provides the opportunity for parents and students to join representatives from the Academies and ROTC Programs regarding the various Academy and ROTC/NROTC application processes, attending a military academy or ROTC/NROTC pro- gram, and serving as a commissioned officer in the United States Armed Forces. This is also an opportunity to hear from representatives of the Congressional Delegations regarding how they can assist students gain a nomination to a Service Academy.

Click the following link to register for the Zoom meeting: https://usafa-admissions.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJclfqtqzMoHNT5bHf0iNZgt9NFl1d0HCeL

Registration at the link noted above is required. After registering, you will be sent an email on how to join the meeting.

The Military Service Academies are federally funded institutions. All students receive a full scholarship including tuition, room and board, and complete medical coverage.

 

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 Colorado Gallagher Amendment Repeal and Property Tax Assessment Rates Measure has made it to November’s ballot.

Wednesday, Sept. 22, 4 p.m., DCI’s Big Talks Series features Joe Minicozzi of Urban 3 who will dive into Colorado Tax Policy, what our policies encourage, and what Gallagher and TABOR will mean in a post pandemic economy.

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 membership@downtowncoloradoinc.org with and questions about how to register, suggestions or comments.

 

Calling all seamstresses (and seamsters)

OUR WORLD — Mt. Rose Health Center Palliative Care and Hospice. serving Huerfano and Las Animas County, is looking for caring seamstresses to volunteer to help craft simple bears out of fabric that belonged to a loved one who has passed on. The bears can provide comfort to people of all ages and the fabric will remind them of their beloved. It is a great project and a great way to be involved in Hospice work. It would be at most a few hours a month at your home sewing machine. Please call or text me for more details: Sandy Dolak 719-251- 1271.

 

HUERFANO

Trinidad State adult learning center classes

WALSENBURG —The fall semester of GED & Adult Basic Education Courses will be held Tuesday, Sept. 8 through Dec. 9 at Spanish Peaks Outreach Clinic, 129 Kansas Ave.
Classes are offered Mondays & Wednesdays, 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. or Mondays & Wednesdays, 6 – 8:30 p.m. Stop by any- time

for more information or call 719-845-7043. The Outreach Clinic now has on-site wi-fi. Trinidad State adult education services offers instruction in basic literacy, GED preparation and English as a Second Language (ESL).

 

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.

 

Coffee with Sandy White

LA VETA/GARDNER/WALSENBURG — Join Sandy for cof- fee 9 – 10 a.m. Friday, September 11 at La Veta Country Market, 200 N. Main Street. From 9 – 10 a.m., Saturday, September 12, at the pavilion next to Gardner United Methodist Church, Hwy 69. From 9 – 10 a.m., Wednesday, September 16, at H&H Café, 902 W. 7th Street, Walsenburg.

 

Live music at Walsenburg Golf Course and La Plaza

WALSENBURG — Kurt Corsair will perform Friday and Saturday, Sept. 11 and 12, 6 to 9 p.m. at La Plaza Inn. Make your plans and give us a call at (719) 738-5700; request your table on the patio. Come out and enjoy a meal and music under the new management at Walsenburg Golf Course Clubhouse. Saturday, Sept. 11, 6 to 9 p.m. Daniel Topash will perform Con- temporary Rock.

 

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..

 

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.

 

Gardner Farmers Market

GARDNER — The 10th season of the Gardner Farmers Mar- ket 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 gardnermarket@yahoo.com

 

Ricky Tims presents new novel at book signing event

LA VETA — Southern Colorado quilter and musician, Ricky Tims, will launch his fantasy novel for the young and young at heart in a one-day book signing of his newly-released novel, Lizzy Albright and the Attic Window, Saturday, Sept. 12, 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. at Tims Art Retreat Center, 105 W Ryus Avenue. The event will be held outdoors in the front courtyard. Social distancing will be enforced, and attendees are required to wear masks.

The fantasy novel, co-written by Ricky Tims and Kat Bowser, will be available for sale at the event. Ricky offers to personalize and autograph books upon request and will allow socially distanced photo opportunities. The story is targeted to middle grades and young adults of all ages. It has been described as Harry Potter meets The Wizard of Oz meets Alice in Wonderland. The story’s heroine is Lizzy Albright, a red-headed, freckle-faced girl from Overland Park, Kansas, who is celebrating her tenth birthday on Christmas Eve 1964.

The book includes an antique quilt, a talking goose, and the cursed Kingdom of Ailear, and many unexpected twists and turns. The book is available locally at La Veta Mercantile, and La Veta Gallery on Main. Those who prefer to shop online can find it on Amazon. The eBook is available for instant download at www.lizzyalbright.com

With the publication of this book, Tims adds novelist to his long list of creative endeavors. Ricky was born and raised in North Texas, but now resides on a remote mountain parcel not far from La Veta. Contact Information for Ricky Tims, Inc. is Heather Lee at 719-742-3755 or heather@rickytims.com .

 

Fall Show and reception 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 materials. 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.

 

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 danette.barela@state.co.us .

 

Cuchara Chapel on line

CUCHARA — This fall please watch the Sunday Cuchara Chapel service online. Go to Cucharachapel.org and click on the Worship Service Tab. This Sunday, Sept. 13 the message is “Walk Humbly With God,” with guest musician Tom Munch.

 

Walsenburg Farm & Makers Market Sundays

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.

 

Huerfano County Candidate Forum Monday

WALSENBURG — A candidate forum presented by KSPK Radio will be a LIVE Broadcast on the radio station, 102.3 and live streamed on the Fox Theatre Walsenburg page, Monday, Sept. 14, 6 p.m. The in-person event is not open to the public, only candidates and the staff required to produce the event.

 

Joyful walking & intuitive movement

LA VETA — We walk and make, with gentle, intuitive movement, stops along the way each Tuesday morning, 10 to 11:30 a.m. with yoga teacher Ruth, dance instructor Ashley, and peach pilgrim Laura. Starting location may change weekly. For the current week’s starting location check our FaceBook page “Joyful Walking in La Veta” or call 630-864-8992 or 415- 233-2632. Due to COVID-19, gathering size limited. While it is not required, you can reserve your space in advance. Walks are free. Donations accepted but not expected. Bring masks, hats, water, sunscreen, walking shoes. Come once, once-in-a- while, or weekly.

 

American Legion Blood Drive / Vietnam Veteran Commemoration

WALSENBURG — The American Legion, Post 16 will be host- ing a Community Blood Drive on National POW/MIA Remembrance Day, Friday, September 18, 10 a.m to 2 p.m. at the Huerfano County Community Center, 928 Russell Avenue. It is highly recommended that if you desire to donate blood that you make an appointment by calling Vitalant at 1-800-365- 0006, ext. 2 or online at www.Vitalant.org. If you use the online option, you can fill out a medical questionnaire to bring with you on the date of the appointment. The American Red Cross has determined that there is a nationwide Blood shortage and your donation would be greatly appreciated.

We will also honor Vietnam War Era Veterans who served in the military between November 1, 1955 and May 15th, 1975. Veterans who served during that period can come to the Community Center and pick up a Commemorative Pin, Certificate and “thanks” from a grateful nation for your service. To re- member the Prisoners of War (POW) and Missing In Action (MIA) a small table will be set up in the Gymnasium to memorialize the over 81,900 US Service Members of our military still Missing or Unaccounted for from WWII, Korea, Vietnam, Gulf War and other conflicts.

We will be observing all CDC, State and local Health Department Guidelines. Wearing of masks and Social Distancing is mandatory. Masks and Hand Sanitizer will be available at the Community Center. For additional information call Vice Commander Keith Hauber (816) 277-4833.

 

Key behaviors of a 24/7 dad

LA VETA — N-X Ranch will present a weekend symposium “Key Behaviors of a 24/7 Dad” Friday, Sept. 18, 6 to 9 p.m. and Saturday, Sept. 19, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Feed Store Church Youth Room, 1012 Cherry Street. There is no cost to attend but participants need to register by contacting Joe Nix, 719-746- 2329 or nxranch2011@gmail.com .

 

Walk to End Alzheimer’s

WALSENBURG — Join us Saturday, Sept. 19, 8 to 10 a.m. at Lathrop State Park. The walk helps raise funds and awareness to provide care and support services, prevention, treatment and ultimately, a cure for Alzheimer’s. We invite you to participate in two ways: Grab your sneakers and join us. Just meet us at the main entrance, under the pergola. You must wear a mask during registration and we will be social distancing. If you want to raise money for the walk, visit: http://act.alz.org/goto/sprhc-huerfanocty and click “join our team” and your friends can support you. If you raise $100, you’ll get an awesome free t-shirt. Or, if you’re able, please visit the website above and support us with a donation of any size. Our goal is $5,000 and every little bit helps.

 

The Cody Sisters in concert

LA VETA — No Oktoberfest in La Veta this year, but your Oktoberfest committee friends are at it again with a special fund- raiser to end the summer. Join them Saturday, Sept. 19, 6 p.m. as they present special guests, The Cody Sisters for a CoVid safe, Health Department sanctioned, open air concert. This

special event will be held on the lawn of the Grandote Peaks Golf Course near the clubhouse. Please bring your own chairs, blankets, drinks and refreshments and get ready for a great evening! Tickets are $20 per person, $10 for kids ages 6-12 and free for the little ones, and can be purchased with cash or check at the La Veta Mercantile, at the gate, or by calling Wendy at 719-742-3288. As always, the funds generated will be used to help those in need in Huerfano county. Hope to see you there!

 

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

 

LAS ANIMAS

Trinidad School District 1 announces universal free breakfast and lunch

TRiNiDAD — Trinidad School District 1 is participating in a Universal Lunch and School Breakfast Program for the current school year. If your children attend TSD 1, breakfast and lunch will be available to them at no charge. All students enrolled at this school may participate.

Studies show that children who are not hungry perform better in school. By providing lunch to all children at no charge, we are hoping to create a better learning environment for our students.

The school breakfasts and lunches we serve follow U.S. Dept. of Agriculture guidelines for healthy school meals. The School Breakfast and Lunch Program cannot succeed without your support; please encourage your children to participate in the school meal programs.

Meals will be served to all students at no charge regardless of eligibility status. Due to the Covid 19 pandemic and the on- line learning students can pick up meals at the Eckhart Elementary School ONLY. We will not be providing meals for anyone other than enrolled students in our district. Adults may still purchase a meal for $3.75.

If it is possible we would appreciate the parents call 719- 845-2051 from 8 to 10 a.m. Monday -Friday if you are going to pick up meals for your children so that we can prepare enough food. If you have questions about the program, please contact Kathy Vigil, food service director, at 719-845-2051.

 

Looking for your purr-fect match? 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 info.scrtheatre@gmail.com with your contact information.

 

Good Food Project farm stand 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..

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. More produce to be announced soon!

 

THCU Presents David Rodriguez & Friends at Fort Wootton

TRiNiDAD — Join us for Fort Comedy! Socially distanced outdoor comedy is back in Trinidad featuring David Rodriguez and Allison Rose hosted by Jay Gillespie Saturday, September 12, 6 p.m. doors open, 7 p.m. show time in the courtyard at Fort Wootton! Tickets will be $10 in advance and $15 at the door.

 

Santa Fe Trail Bicentennial planning

TRiNiDAD — The next meeting of the planning for the Santa Fe Trail Bicentennial group will be Monday, Sept. 14. For more information contact: Marty Hackett, Welcome Center Manager, Tourism Manager, Event Coordinator, 309 Nevada Ave., 719-846-9512, www.visittrinidadcolorado.com .

 

Colorado Cattlemen’s Association Rally for Rural Colorado!

TRiNiDAD — The time is now to re-engage, reconnect and yes, even Rally for Rural Colorado. Colorado Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) is hosting a series of 14 rallies throughout the state where attendees can learn more about the important is- sues the industry is facing, how to overcome these challenges together, and most importantly, take part in this movement to support rural Colorado.

The rallies will be coming to a city near you…mark your calendars and we will meet you there! For more information, visit https://www.coloradocattle.org/other-events or call (303) 431-6422. Tuesday, Sept. 15

Feed and More, 43610 US HWY 160, Trinidad, CO 81082, 6 – 8 p.m.

 

Care and Share distribution

TRiNiDAD — The next Care and Share food distribution will be held Wednesday, Sept. 15, 10 a.m., for seniors and 11:30 a.m. for everyone. The distribution ends at 1 p.m. or until food is gone at the Las Animas County Fairgrounds. Please come no sooner than one hour before distribution time to respect the neighborhood and avoid traffic.

 

Branson Hi Lo Country Gravel Grinder

BRANSON — Join us for the fabulous gravel bike ride in southern Colorado, Northern New Mexico Saturday Sept. 19. There are 28, 50 and 100-mile routes. Visit: https://www.bikereg.com/47248 to get more information.

 

Meet the candidates

TRiNiDAD — Join the Trinidad Las Animas County Chamber of Commerce virtually on Tuesday, October 6 at 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 ballet measures and propositions. For more information contact the Chamber at 719-422- 8054.

 

Paws in the Park canceled but low cost vaccinations available

TRiNiDAD — Due to the coronavirus pandemic, NAAWA did not host Paws in the Park during Labor Day weekend this year. Many pets rely upon the Paws in the Park event for annual vaccinations, microchips, and city licensing. Pets needing vaccines, microchipping, or city licensing can still get them at our daily low-cost clinic. Make an appointment for your pet at 719-680-2385 so that your pet will be up to date on every- thing they need. We are exploring the option of hosting a similar event that will be combined with Santa Paws for mid-fall. But don’t wait to get your pet vaccines – it is very important for them to be protected against disease.

 

Aguilar Library now open

AGUiLAR — The Aguilar Public Library is open allowing one patron at a time with the required safety measures in place: A face covering must be worn at all times while in the library and a 6 ft distance between each computer will be practiced and cleaned after each use. Thank you for allowing us to serve you in a safe and healthy way. Our business days and hours are as follows: Thanks again!

Closed: Sun & Mon. ; Open: Tues, Thurs, Fri, and Sat from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm. Wed: 12:30 pm – 4:30 p.m.

 

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, Sept. 10, 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.

 

44th Annual InBank Virtual Exhibition & Sale

RATON — The 44th Annual InBank Exhibition and Sale will be virtual this year. Artists can drop off works Friday, September 11, 12 – 4 p.m. at The Old Pass Gallery, 145 S. 1st Street. Masks are required when dropping off work.

The show opens online Tuesday, Sept. 15, through Friday, September 18. Since the show will be virtual this year due to statewide mandates and COVID safe practices, there will not be any in-person viewing of the show and there will also not be a reception this year. However, the show must go on, so we will be selling all pieces through our online gallery. This will give our artists a nationwide audience.

The Virtual Sale and Exhibit will be online at www.ratonarts.org . For additional information or questions email: director@ratonarts.org or call 575-445-2052.

 

Curbside book signing at Arthur Johnson Library

RATON — Author Patricia H. Walsh will hold a special Curb- side Book Signing in front of the Arthur Johnson Memorial Library Saturday, September 12, 2 to 4 p.m. She will be autographing her new mystery “Kiss the Snake” set on the southern border of New Mexico and featuring snake expert and ex-cop Sam Flynn who stumbles across a dead horse that unearths a clue to a missing girl.

Patricia Walsh is a park ranger and former journalist living in Northern New Mexico. Her nature-based mysteries feature stories of wildlife and Native People with a touch of history thrown in. The first three people to buy an auto- graphed copy of “Kiss the Snake” will receive a free copy of her book “A Prairie Mourning”. Customers need not leave their cars – Ms. Walsh will deliver curbside. The price of “Kiss the Snake” is $12.00.

 

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..

 

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.

 

Alternatives to Violence Thrift Store

RATON — Open Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays weekly. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Historic First Street in Raton next to the Patchwork Phoenix. Accepting donations during open hours, please.

 

USDA Farm Bill virtual meeting

COLFAX COUNTY — The Soil and Water Conservation Districts (SWCD’s) invite you to participate in the local work- group being hosted by Colfax SWCD in cooperation with the Mora/Wagon Mound SWCD. Western Mora SWCD & Tierra Y Montes SWCD Thursday, September 17, 10 a.m.. This meet- ing will be held through a Zoom meeting due to the COVID- 19 Pandemic for social distancing guidelines. For more information and the link to the meeting, contact:

The Raton Field Office- (575) 445-9471, extension 5. The Las Vegas Field Office- (505) 425-3594, extension 3.

The Local Work Group will provide input to the SWCD’s and the Natural Conservation Service (NRCS) on the EQIP implementation for Colfax, Mora, and San Miguel Counties. Members of this workgroup include federal and state agencies, as well as local and statewide organizations.

 

Capulin Dark Sky Festival

CAPULiN — Join us for an exceptional Dark Sky experience Saturday, Sept. 18, 7:30 p.m. at Capulin Volcano National Monument. Capulin was named a Gold Tier Dark Sky Park by the International Dark Sky Association in 2016. Giant telescopes are provided by us, and the dark northeastern New Mexico skies by nature. You will see planets, galaxies, nebula, and other amazing sights all with your own eyes.

Capulin Volcano is at a higher altitude of over 6,000 feet. Nights can get chilly even in summer. A jacket, long pants, and closed toe shoes are recommended to attend a Dark Sky pro- gram. No reservations are needed. Call 575-278-2201 for more information.

Daytime activities including solar viewing and astronomy activities. Night telescope viewing and special guest speakers begin at 7:30 p.m. Telescope viewing until 11 p.m..

 

Open Hands Thrift Store

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.

 

OUT OF THIS WORLD

Senior Week at the Pueblo Zoo

PUEBLO — The Pueblo Zoo is celebrating local citizens 65 and older by giving them free admission to the Pueblo Zoo during Senior Week, Sunday, Sept. 6 through Saturday, Sept.-12. The zoo will be open from 9 am to 5 pm, with last admission at 4 pm. Needed caregivers/aids will also be admitted free of charge. For the safety of our guests, staff, and animals, face coverings are required while visiting the zoo. (Bandana, scarf, home-made masks, face shield, etc. – Applicable to ages 3 years old and up). Groups must practice social distancing while visiting the zoo by remaining at least 6 feet from other groups. Groups shall be no larger than 10 people.

Seniors receive a 15% discount on all items at the kiosks and gift shop. We welcome you to bring food and coolers into the zoo for Senior Week. Coolers may be held in the admin building, if desired. Please use the main zoo entrance. Contact Kimberly Sewell, Events Manager: 719-561-1452 ext 106, ksewell@pueblozoo.org for more information.

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