Upcoming Events for week of September 17, 2020

throughout our world

Colorado Proud Virtual Lunch and Learn Roundtable

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Held online via Zoom – RSVP: https:// us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_CiEq67IcSpifomldxJT4Ig The meeting password, link and phone number will be provided with RSVP. “Check-in” will begin starting at 11:45 a.m., with discussion starting promptly at Noon.

 

SOCO Electric Vehicle (EV) survey

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

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

 

Gallagher Amendment informational webinars

OUR WORLD — Downtown Colorado Inc. (DCI) and the Economic Development Council of Colorado (EDCC) have teamed up once again to establish and present educational content to build awareness and informed action on the Gallagher Amendment in advance of the November election as the 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.

 

HUERFANO

Virtual Celebration of Celtic Festival Artists – Sept. 17-20!

HUERFANO COUNTY — We want to share some good news with you. Though we remain officially cancelled for this year, neither you, nor our artists, are forgotten. We are busy arrang-

ing a series of virtual events to be held during the original Festival dates Thursday, Sept. 17 – Sunday, Sept. 20. These events are planned to include performances each of the four evenings, and also to include workshop opportunities during the day. In that regard, if you are fiddler you can look forward to a work- shop with Martin Hayes. If whistle and/or flute is your pleasure, we will have Kevin Crawford. I think that you can expect additional artists to be added as workshop presenters.

Visit: celticmusicfest.com to see the schedule. All events are FREE, as we want you to be able to take in whatever you have the time for. However, we likewise want this to benefit our artists in a year that has been extremely tough for musicians to make their living. Therefore, each event will have a donation option for that artist. Please be assured that 100% of all donations will go to that artist. We encourage you to be as generous as you can, but please “attend” regardless of whether you can donate.

In the days to come we will be announcing the schedule of virtual events, as well as guidance about how you can access each event. YouTube will be the most frequently used performance platform, but Facebook may also be used. You can expect that Zoom may be used for some workshops, in addition to YouTube or Facebook.

 

Meet the Candidate: John Galusha

WALSENBURG — John Galusha, candidate for County Com- missioner District 1 will be hosting informational meetings each Thursday, Sept. 17 thru October 29, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 511 Main Street. If you have questions or concerns about the future of Huerfano County, please join us. For additional in- formation call 303-419-0694 or 719-248-4541.

 

Trinidad State adult learning center classes

WALSENBURG —The fall semester of GED & Adult Basic Education Courses will be held now 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 anytime for more information or call 719-845-7043 or surf on by at: trinidadstate.eduiadulteducation. 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.

 

Meet Amos Mace at local farmers markets

LA VETA/GARDNER/WALSENBURG — Come tap elbows and talk with Amos at any of our county Farmers Markets. Mace will be in La Veta, next to the Library, on Thursday, Sept. 17, 3-5 p.m.; in Gardner under the pavilion next to the Methodist Church on Saturday Sept. 19, 10 a.m. – Noon ; and on Sunday, Sept. 20, 1 to 3 p.m. at the Walsenburg Farmers Market in Heritage Park. Come meet, discuss issues, and pick-up campaign yard signs, pins, stickers, and T-shirts!

 

American Legion Blood Drive / Vietnam Veteran Commemoration

WALSENBURG — The American Legion, Post 16 will be hosting 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 .

 

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..

 

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.

 

Meet the Candidates

LA VETA — Meet the Huerfano County Commissioner District 2 candidate, Arica Andreatta, and District 1 candidate, Amos Mace, as well as Carlos Lopez who is running for the CO Senate District 35, and Donald Valdez, CO House Representative, District 64 Saturday, Sept. 19, 2 to 6 p.m. at Ryus Ave Park.

 

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!

 

Almost Fall rummage sale

LA VETA — Christ the King Catholic Church in La Veta is having an “Almost Fall” fundraiser rummage sale hosted by St. Ann’s Guild, on Friday & Saturday, Sept. 18 & 19, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.. There will be a lot of “new” preowned items for sale or make offer! Enjoy the drive, weather and scenery!

 

Coffee with Sandy White

LA VETA/GARDNER/WALSENBURG — Join Sandy for coffee 9 – 10 a.m., Saturday, Sept.19, at the Corners, 701 South Main Street, La Veta. (coffee and signs); 9– 10 a.m., Monday, Sept. 21, at H&H Café, 902 W. 7th Street, Walsenburg; 9 – 10 a.m., Wednesday, Sept. 23, at Walsenburg Golf Club (Lathrop State Park), 1399 C.R. 502; 9 – 10 a.m., Saturday, September 26, at the pavilion next to Gardner United Methodist Church, Hwy 69, Gardner

 

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

 

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. 20 the message is “A Day Set Apart” with guest musician Eldaa Royer.

 

Walsenburg Farm & Makers Market Sundays

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

 

Fall Show at SPACe

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

Rebecca Meyers is showing an amazing collection of Native American and African cultures’ masks, created from clay and re-purposed materials. Along the same lines, Gary Weston has new fantastical works also from re-purposed 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 embroi- dery 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 Sep- tember. 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 .

Balcony Concert at LVPL

featuring Ken Saydak

LA VETA — La Veta Public Library and La Veta Mercantile will host a concert Wednesday, Sept. 23, 6 p.m. in the courtyard of the Library. Space is limited to 25 people. Please reserve a spot at the front desk, by calling 742-3572 or e-mailing info@lvpl.org. You are welcome to bring your own chair. Masks required. All Health Department guidelines will be followed. Ken Saydak is an American Chicago blues pianist & singer-songwriter. In his long career, he has played as a side- man with Lonnie Brooks, Mighty Joe Young, Johnny Winter & Dave Specter. Saydak has released three albums under his own name since 1999. Billboard once described him as “a grip- ping frontman”. This event is co-sponsored with La Veta Mercantile. Don’t miss local favorite Ken Saydak!

 

Tire collection event in Walsenburg

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

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

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

 

Disc golf tournament and mini-festival at CMP

CUCHARA — The 2020 Inaugural Cuchara Mountain Park “Fall Colors” disc golf tournament will be held Saturday, Sept. 26 at Cuchara Mountain Park 1234 Panadero Avenue. Check in begins at 8:30 a.m., tournament begins at 10 a.m.. There are two divisions – open to all: 1.Competitive division with cash prizes for a $30 entry fee; 2. Recreational division for beginners, novices or people who just want to have fun: just make a $1 donation or more to the park! Everyone is welcome! We are also looking for SPONSORS! Sign up, donate, or be a sponsor at: Discgolfscene.com . Just use the tournament tab at the top then scroll down the left and select Colorado, then scroll down the list to our tournament then select and follow the prompts. You may also email one of us with any questions: Jim Swenson – jswen077@aol.com or John Galusha – john@huerfano.us

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

 

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 improving 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

COVID Small Business grant program

LAS ANIMAS COUNTY — Las Animas County has set up a COVID Small Business Emergency Grant program. The County is now accepting applications for this grant. Get the documents needed to apply for the grant by contacting LAC at lasanimascounty@yahoo.com or call 719-845-2562, 2568.

 

Volunteers sought for Fishers Peak State Park trails: sign up by 9/18

TRINIDAD — Volunteers are needed to help build the first hiking trails at Fishers Peak State Park Monday and Tuesday, Sept. 21-22 and Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 26 -27. We will be working on trails for the public to enjoy. Volunteers are needed each day from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; lunch will be provided.

Come prepared for hard work and quickly changing weather. Meet at Fishers Peak Trailhead near Trinidad. Additional information will be provided in a confirmation email. Be the first to volunteer at Colorado’s newest state park! If a person volunteers for 48 hours they will receive a free annual state parks pass good for all of Colorado. Register by emailing us at Trinidad.Lake@state.co.us by Friday, Sept. 18.

 

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!

 

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.

 

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.

 

Fishers Peak State Park new website

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

 

Mt. Carmel Youth Orchestra

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

■ Music Provided
■ Affordable Instrument Rental
■ First Concert in December

Kids ages 10 and up register at the following link: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYtduGvqDMt G93xOVwr23OVmTsUw82GNoTv

 

Main Street Comedy w/Ben Roy

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

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

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

 

Meet the candidates

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

 

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.

 

Apishapa Valley Heritage center winter hours

AGUILAR — The Apishapa Valley Heritage Center at 132 Main St. in Aguilar will be available for visitors by appointment only for the coming Fall-Winter months. Our collection of local history, photos, business ledgers and much more is priceless! Call Charlie at 719-859-0918 or Pat at 719-406-5203.

 

COLFAX

Prairie Dog Management Webinar

COLFAX COUNTY — NMSU Lea County Extension Service will be hosting a webinar to discuss different strategies and techniques in managing prairie dogs Thursday, September 17, 6 – 7 p.m. Our presenter will be NMSU Extension Wildlife Specialist Dr. Sam Smallidge. This webinar will be offered via Zoom. You may register at the following link: https://nmsu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEuceysrjopH9ElWkDAIwnVjwXJ1IkWn-O8 or contact Lea County Extension Service at 575-396-2819.

 

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..

 

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

COLFAX COUNTY — Colfax County Democrats invite you to become involved in local efforts leading to the most important election of our lifetimes. Are you a newcomer or simply new to politics? Join us on our Facebook page ‘Colfax County Democrats’ or email us at colfaxcountydemocrats@gmail.com to find out about meetings or resources. Our headquarters on 2nd Street (next door to Solanos) will begin to be staffed in the next few weeks, so stop in and say hello.

 

Hungry Hearts lunch on Saturdays

RATON — Hungry Hearts will resume serving lunch every Saturday at St. Vincent de Paul thrift store location, 401 S. 4th St. Free lunches will be served on a drive-through, take-out only basis from 12 to 1 p.m. (while supplies last, first come- first served). Walk-up guests will be served as well. We ask that all guests, whether drive up or walk up, please wear masks. As always, lunches are free and anyone is welcome. Drive-through guests should enter from the north end of the thrift store parking lot.

 

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

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

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

 

Gopher Control Webinar

COLFAX COUNTY — Thursday, Sept. 24, 6 -7 p.m join NMSU Lea County Extension Service webinar to demonstrate and answer questions on ‘Gopher Control’ here in New Mexico. Our presenter will be NMSU Extension Wildlife Specialist Dr. Sam Smallidge. This webinar will be offered via Zoom. You may register at the following link: https://nmsu.zoom.us/meet- ing/register/tJEoc-GtqTsiH9ShS1_WyuIZP_emrQDA6lHw or contact Lea County Extension Service at 575-396-2819.

 

Colfax County Rapid Response meeting

RATON — The next meeting of the Colfax County Rapid Response volunteer firefighting community based organization will be tonight, Thursday, Sept. 24, 7 p.m. at the Colfax County Courthouse, 230 North 3rd Street. Currently we engage in wild land and structural fires. When called upon we serve a civic duty, which is to protect the communities and citizens in Colfax County. Colfax County Rapid Response meets on the second and fourth Thursdays.

 

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..

 

OUT OF THIS WORLD

The Supper Club cancer fundraiser: At Home

SANTA FE – The Cancer Foundation for New Mexico Board of Directors today announced The Supper Club: At Home. The event will take place on Sunday, September 20, 2020 at 6pm, and is easily accessed through the Cancer Foundation for New Mexico’s website, cffnm.org . Online access is free for The Supper Club: At Home. However attendees are encouraged to donate and thereby enable the Cancer Foundation for New Mexico to reach its fundraising goal. Tune-in and enjoy online at on Sunday, September 20, 6 p.m.

Guest artist features in the half-hour program will include performances by three Grammy Award®-winning vocalists: Mezzo-soprano Joyce Castle, and sopranos Patricia Racette and Jessica Rivera. Miss Castle’s appearance is courtesy of Des Moines Metro Opera and Iowa PBS. Miss Racette is accompanied by Beth Clayton and Miss Rivera’s collaborative pianist is Mark Carver. In addition, Southwest Art magazine cover artist Rebecca Tobey will discuss her sculptures from Ventana Fine Art located on Canyon Road, a Santa Fe street dedicated to the country’s finest art. The fifth artist offering will include excerpts from Filmmaker Gwendolen Cates’ PBS/Independent Lens documentary, Water Flowing Together, which provides an intimate portrayal of retired New York City Ballet Principal Dancer Jock Soto. A native New Mexican, Mr. Soto will also share his journey as a cancer patient who benefitted from the support of the Cancer Foundation for New Mexico.

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