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Activities & Events for week of January 24, 2019

HUERFANO

Two Peaks/ One Book beginning soon

LA VETA — COMING SOON! The La Veta Library is pleased to announce that our Two Peaks/One Book community book read will begin in February, This year’s theme is ”how communities react to change” and the book that we have chosen to explore is “Flight Behavior” by Barbara Kingsolver. Stop by for your free copy of this timely novel, keep checking the Journal for upcoming events and plan to join us for some of exciting programs and discussions that we will be offering!

 

Diabetes self-management workshop at Spanish Peaks Regional Outreach Clinic begins today

WALSENBURG — A series of four free workshops, presented by Yvonne Romero RN CDE, will be held Thursdays, 2 to 4 pm at Spanish Peaks Outreach Clinic, 129 Kansas Ave beginning, today, Thursday, January 24 and concluding on February 14. Participants are encouraged to attend all four sessions. Register by calling 719-845-3117

 

Bike and Pedestrian Advocacy meeting today

WALSENBURG — The LiveWell monthly Bike and Pedestrian Advocacy group meeting will be held Thursday, January 24, 4:30 pm at Washington Underground.

 

Open Mic Night at La Veta Mercantile

LA VETA — Come out to Open Mic at La Veta Mercantile Thursday, January 24, 6 pm. Enjoy comedy, poetry, singing, acting, or your chance at getting on your soapbox for a few mi- nutes. Reserve your space soon, because this event, hosted by Ken Saydak, is a favorite event. Contact the Mercantile to re- serve your space.

 

La Veta Boosters Chili Supper

LA VETA — The La Veta Redskin Booster Club will host a Chili supper Friday, January 25, 4 pm at La Veta School Cafeteria, 126 East Garland. The meal features green and red chili, chicken noodle soup, dessert, and drink. The meal will be dur- ing the Sangre de Cristo Basketball games. Adult meals are $7, student meals are $5, and kids under 5 are free.

 

Singer-songwriter Dana Cooper at La Veta Mercantile

LA VETA — La Veta Mercantile is proud to present Dana Cooper, Friday, January 25, 7 pm. Tickets are $15 at the door. Dana Cooper is an award-winning singer-songwriter from Missouri. His awards include the 2014 Heritage Musician award from the Pilgrim Center for the Arts in Kansas City, MO and Folk Alliance International’s 2015 Spirit of Folk award. He has performed on Austin City Limits, Mountain Stage and at the Kerrville Folk Festival. Cooper’s songs have been recorded by a long list of artists that include Trout Fishing in America, Rex Foster, Claire Lynch, Maura O’Connell, Pierce Pettis, and Susan Werner. Fellow singer-songwriter Buzz Holland has said “Cooper is a person who can sing like an angel and play like the devil.”

 

American Red Cross Disaster Training Institute

LA VETA — The American Red Cross will hold a one day dis- aster training event Saturday, January 26, 9 am to 5 pm at La Veta Community Center, 131 E Ryus Avenue. The Disaster Training Institute is a free one-day event offering of courses to support and help prepare your community in a disaster relief operation. The courses offered will give you a foundation to respond and help your community recover from disasters like flooding. To sign up, please contact Marie McQuillan at 719- 493-2029.

 

Introduction to Snowshoeing and Safe Back Country Winter Travel

LA VETA — Snowshoeing is a fun and easy way to enjoy the back country in winter. It is inexpensive and relatively easy to learn and master. However, people often need advice on what kind of snowshoes to buy and how to use them. Staying safe and warm is crucial for any winter activities in the outdoors. This program will also provide and overview of: proper cloth- ing/footwear, equipment (such as packs, poles, eye ware, etc), food/hydration, and the 10 essentials needed for all back country travel. The class room program will be held at the La Veta Public Library on Saturday, January 26, from 2 to 3:30 pm. An on snow class will be held the next day, Sunday January 27, 9 am at Cuchara Mountain Park. The class is free but do- nations going to Cuchara Mountain Park and the Spanish Peaks Alpine Alliance will be accepted. The presenter is Bob Kennemer, who has more than 40 years of teaching outdoor education. Kennemer is a certified cross-country ski instructor by the Professional Ski Instructors of America and has taught winter survival. He served as a volunteer EMT with the La Veta Fire Department for 10 years and was also a Wilderness EMT. Kennemer became a Certified Outdoor Leader by the National Outdoor Leadership School in 1978.

 

Afternoon of poetry

LA VETA — An Afternoon of Poetry, praising “What Matters” will be held Sunday, January 27, 3-5 pm at Tom Doerk’s home, 120 W. Grand. Bring poems to read (your own or other favorites!). For more information contact Tom, 742-3776 or Robin 742-3398.

 

K of C Pancake Breakfast

WALSENBURG — Knights of Columbus will host a pancake breakfast Sunday, January 27, 11:30 to 1 pm at Delaney Hall on E. 7th. Adults eat a delicious breakfast for $7 and children under 10 are free. Everyone is welcome!

 

Huerfano Hometown Heroes

WALSENBURG — Huerfano Hometown Heroes is a group of local people supporting our active duty military when they are deployed. We send boxes of snacks, reading materials and small necessities such as socks or toothpaste to service men and women with local ties. If you know someone who is or will be deployed or if you want more information about how you can help, contact us at Huerfano Hometown Heroes, by email: huerfanohometownheroes104@gmail.com or call 719 859 5334. Please help us serve our service men & Women!

 

Free legal clinic at Spanish Peaks Public Library

WALSENBURG — Free monthly legal clinics hosted by the 3rd Judicial District Access to Justice Committee, Southern Colorado Legal Services, and the Spanish Peaks Library District will return for 2019. The first event will take place Monday, January 28, 1:30-3 pm (times subject to change) at the Spanish Peaks Library, 415 Walsen. CLS will provide free, in-person 15-20 minute consultations (depending on turnout), for eligible parties based on CLS income and asset criteria.

Topics covered by the clinic include: Domestic Relations Assistance (Dissolution of Marriage/Divorce, Parenting Time/Custody, Child Support); Civil Assistance Evictions, Small Claims/County Civil, Garnishments, Protection Orders, Guardianship/Conservator. For more information regarding eligibility, please call the 3rd Judicial District Self-Represented Litigant Coordinator, Kate Johnson, at (719) 695-6555.

 

Water Conservancy District Board meeting

WALSENBURG — The Board of Directors of the Huerfano County Water Conservancy District will meet Monday, January 28, 6 pm at the Walsenburg Housing Authority, 220 Russell Avenue. Agenda items include: grant application and project updates; water case 17CW3063; Flood Expo; 2019 meeting schedule; Water Seminar; future of Collaborative Storage efforts; February Div of Water Resources meeting of diverters; director committee reports. The meeting is open to the public. An executive session may be held if needed to discuss ongoing litigation; real, personal or other property interests; receiving legal advice on specific legal questions; and to determine po- sitions on negotiations.

 

Storytime explorers at La Veta Library

LA VETA — Join us for songs and stories in the Family Room every Wednesday at 10 am. After storytime, we’ll have refreshments for adults and toys set up for children in the meeting room.

 

Get out those chili recipes for the FOX Super (Chili) Bowl competition

WALSENBURG — Sunday, February 3, 3 to 10 pm there will be a Chili Cook-Off & Big Game Watch
Party at the Fox Theatre. There is a $10 entrance fee to enter your chili into the competition and a $10 donation to sample the competition chili and cast your vote for best red and green chili. Desserts will also be for sale.

Winners receive a prize package that includes cash, gift certificates, and other donated items.

 

Huerfano County Democratic Party reorganization meeting

WALSENBURG — The very important county reorganization meeting for the Huerfano County Democratic Party will be held Thursday, February 7, 5:30 pm at the Walsenburg Housing Authority activity room, 220 Russell Avenue. At this meeting we will be electing the party executive board who will serve for the next two years. At the meeting, there shall be elected a chair, vice chair, secretary and treasurer. Any Democratic elector of the county shall be eligible for election to those offices. Each county may select any other officers provided for in the county rules.

 

Huerfano Soup at La Veta Mercantile

LA VETA — One dish + one vote + one passionate community = Huerfano Soup. The Huerfano Soup is a monthly community- based potluck where participants, through this micro-granting dinner, assist a variety of projects in Huerfano County. The first Huerfano Soup is Thursday, February 7, 6 pm. A potluck item and a $5 donation makes you eligible to vote on the evening’s presentations. As a diner, you will hear 3 five-minute pitches from community members who need funding for projects that are beneficial to the com- munity. Enjoy the best $5 dinner in town with your friends, then choose the winning proposal to receive the evenings donations.

 

SPACe winter hours and call for artists

LA VETA — SPACe gallery will have limited hours throughout January. The Spanish Peaks Arts Council will only be open on Saturdays, 10 am to 2 pm until February 7.

Beginning Thursday, February 7, 11 am – 2 pm, SPACe will be accepting artwork for the SPACe Members’ Show which opens February 12. Members may also bring artwork on Saturday, February 9 between 10am and 2pm. New members are welcome to participate. Entry forms are available to print on the SPACe website, www.spanishpeaksarts.org. Or come in on Saturday to pick one up.

In conjunction with the Members’ Show, local artist and art professor Kenny Schneider will show a collection of new works based on

the ex-voto theme, made popular by Mexican artist Frida Kahlo. For more information, please visit the SPACe website.

 

Mollie O’Brien and Rich Moore at La Veta Mercantile

LA VETA — La Veta Mercantile is proud to present Mollie O’Brien and Rich Moore Saturday, February 9, 7 pm. Tickets are $18 advance or $20 at the door.

Grammy winner Mollie has long been known as a singer who doesn’t recognize a lot of musical boundaries, and audiences love her fluid ability to make herself at home in any genre while never sacrificing the essence of the song she tackles. She is a singer at the very top of her game who’s not afraid to take risks both vocally and in the material she chooses. Rich, while known to produce some of the funniest onstage running commentary, is also a powerhouse guitar player who can keep up with O’Brien’s twists and turns from blues to traditional folk to jazz to rock and roll. He creates a band with just his guitar and, as a result, theirs is an equal partnership.

 

Francisco Center For The Performing Arts Show Choir

LA VETA — Love is in the air—and to help you celebrate, the Francisco Center for the Per- forming Arts Show Choir is excited to offer wine, chocolates and a bunch of entertaining songs on Friday, February 15, 7 pm; Saturday, February 16, 7 pm; and Sunday, February 17, at 2 pm. All performances are at the theater located at 127 West Francisco in La Veta. Tickets can be purchased at the door for $10— seating is limited, so please join us at 6:30 pm to enjoy the refreshments offered.

 

LAS ANIMAS

Noah’s Ark Storage Sale

TRINIDAD — Noah’s Ark Animal Welfare Association is having a storage sale, Friday and Saturday, January 25 and 26, 8 am to 1 pm at Hughes Lumber Company, 127 E Plum Street. Everything must go! All items priced to move. Lots of furniture and some miscellaneous. For more information call 719-846- 8578.

 

Volunteer Meeting at THM

TRINIDAD — Join us in the Santa Fe Trail Museum Friday, January 25 at 10 am as we discuss the upcoming month and volunteer opportunities. This is a great time to get to know your THM staff and the other volunteers. Even if you don’t volunteer that month we would still love to have you at the meeting.

 

Hands on History at THM: Dungeons & Dragons

TRINIDAD — Friday, January 25, 1 pm at the Trinidad History Museum, the Hands on His- tory participants will play Dungeons and Dragons! There’s no better way to learn about storytelling and math than through Dungeons and Dragons! Ashley St. Lawrence, our creative in residence, will be the Dungeon Master (DM) and teach us how to creative characters and play Dungeons and Dragons!

The cost of attending is $9/student in grades 1-8 with many scholarships available. For more information, contact Abigail at 846- 7217 or abigail.melton@state.co.us

 

Youth Club of Trinidad Teen Movie Night: “Venom”

TRINIDAD — “Venom” is featured for Teen Movie Night at The Youth Club of Trinidad Friday, January 25, 7 to 9 pm at 204 E Kansas. The movie is free for 6th-12th graders. We would love to start seeing some of our older youth here at the club so decided to host a FREE special movie night for you all with popcorn and refreshments for members and non-members, alike. The movie we’ll be showing is “Venom”. Please keep in mind we’ll need parent signatures for non- members. This will be the first of several Teen Night events we’re excitedly planning! See ya here at the club! For more information call 719-422-8090.

 

Free spin class at Spin Revolution

TRINIDAD — If you’ve ever wondered if a spin class is for you, try out our free introductory class Saturday, January 26, 9 to 10:30 am at Spin Revolution, 132 N. Commercial Street. This is a free class where attendees will learn how to set up a bike, proper form, hand positions, and techniques. The class is limited to 10 people. RSVP by 719-641-3320.

 

Dano Weston Live at Spanish Peaks Inn

GULNARE — Come out to Spanish Peaks Inn, 22590 CR 41.6 in scenic Gulnare Saturday, January 26, 7 to 11 pm for fantastic dancing and live music. There s a $5 cover charge. Spanish Peaks Inn also serves delicious food with daily specials.

 

Free diabetes prevention program

TRINIDAD — This free class series will take place Tuesdays from 2-3 pm at the Las Animas County Health Department board room, 412 Benedicta Avenue. The last meeting is Tuesday, January 29. Food is power, but being overweight can cause health problems, including diabetes. Join us in preventing diabetes and keeping you healthy in 2019!

Sessions are covered by Medicare and Medicaid and some insurances. If not covered, The Elvira Martin Scholarship will cover the cost. Contact: Yvonne Romero, 719-845- 3117 or yromero@msrhc.org

This program is from The Centers for Dis- ease Control and is proven to help participants learn how to change their lifestyle. Learn about nutrition, weight loss, exercise, and stress. Coaches are Ivory Raye, ND; Yvonne Romero, RN; Terri Coombs, RN

 

Adult reading at the Carnegie

TRINIDAD — The adult reading program is held each year during the first quarter. This year’s theme is A Universe of Stories: The story of the universe. We will be taking this year’s theme quite literally, the core of the pro- gram will be a series of presentations high- lighting astonishing discoveries about the world we live in. Also, we’ll be revisiting the very popular adult spelling bee, and we’ll feature a presentation on how to use the Library’s powerful databases. Two science fiction movies will round out the program. Pick up a reading list for science and science fiction books available at the Library.

The next programs will be held on: Tuesday January 29, 5:30–6:30 pm, “Other solar systems” and Tuesday, February 5 5:30–6:30 pm, “Measuring astronomical distances”.

 

Trinidad Youth Club schedule

TRINIDAD — Trinidad Youth Club announces their spring schedule of programs which will run January through May. Pro- grams are for ages 6 to 17 and include: TYC Cheer Squad, Midway Bound, Dance, Youth Leadership, Model Rocket Club, Junior Master Gardeners, TYC Youth Council, Kitchen Fun and Fitness, Arts and Crafts, TYC Young Actors Studio, Lights Cameral, Action! Get the complete schedule by following TYC on Facebook, calling 719-422-8090, or emailing: youthcluboftrinidad@gmail.com

 

Call for artists for “Expo in Red” at Corazon Gallery

TRINIDAD — This is a new event for the Corazon Gallery, 149 E Main St #1, just in time for Valentine’s Day. We would like to present the “Expo in Red.” This is a themed art show for anything that is red, or reminds you of red like Love, Fire & Passion!

We will take entries into the gallery between 10 am and 4 pm on Wednesday, January 30. The show will open on Friday, February 1 and will run through Friday February 14. Cash prizes will be given. All art must be for sale at a reasonable price. Entries are $10 each. Not all entries will be accepted, and your money refunded if it’s not accepted. You can pick up entry forms at the Corazon Gallery, 149 E. Main Street, Suite 1 in Trinidad. Call 719-846-0207 or email thecorazongallery@gmail.com with any questions. Ask for Trish or Mary.

 

Trinidad Welcome Center volunteer meeting

TRINIDAD — The next monthly meeting for volunteers at the Trinidad Welcome Center will be Thursday, January 31, 9 am. For more information, please contact Marty Hackett at 719-846- 9512. The Trinidad Welcome Center is located at 309 Nevada Avenue.

 

Care Kits at Carnegie Library

TRINIDAD — Join us on the first Friday of each month to assemble Care Kits for those experiencing homelessness, and learn about some of the challenges they face. The next meeting is Friday, February 1, 3 to 4 pm. We’re seeking donations of new socks, soft food (like applesauce cups,) toothpaste, toothbrushes, deodorant, soap, band-aids, baby wipes, and so on. If you’ve been wanting to help, but not sure how, this is a great opportunity to get involved! For more information call 719- 846-6841. The Carnegie Public Library is located at 202 N Animas Street.

 

YCT Snowflake Ball

TRINIDAD — The Youth Club of Trinidad is hosting the Snowflake Ball, Saturday, February 2, 5 to 9 pm at La Quinta Inn & Suites. Dress for the Ball and Win a Prize! The Ball is for 3rd through 12 grades and is free for members and $10 for non-members.

Enjoy an awesome 3 course meal in La Quinta’s beautiful banquet hall while learning how to dine with the coolness of James Bond and Lady Gaga. Then enjoy fun dance games and a dance-off to win prizes and show off your moves!

At 5:30 pm we will learn proper table manners and table setting. At 6 pm three courses of deliciousness and a message from the chef will arrive. Games and dancing begin at 7 pm with a “dance-off” starting at 8 pm. Best dressed awards, grand prizes, and dress for the ball all have chances to win. Parent pick up begins at 8:30 pm and ball ends at 9 pm.

 

Tai Chi class begins at Mt. Carmel

TRINIDAD — A six-week class session begins Monday, February 4, 9:30 to 11:30 am at Mt. Carmel Wellness & Community Center, 911 Robinson Avenue. Tai Chi is a terrific exercise for everyone — as long as they choose the best approach. Tai Chi is gentle, and can quickly improve balance, core strength, circulation and flexibility, and at the same time decrease stress levels and increase life vibrancy and joy. Mondays and Wednesdays, Feb. 4 through Mar. 13, advanced classes from 9:30- 10:30 am and Novice Classes will run from 10:30-11:30 am. The cost of the six week class is 40, or for those 60+ years, the $40.00 registration is fee paid by Mt. Carmel. Contact Patricia Duran to register at 719-845-4875 | pduran@mtcarmelcenter.org

 

Canvas & Conversation

TRINIDAD — The next Canvas & Conversation at Mt. Carmel Wellness & Community Center, 911 Robinson Avenue, is Monday, February 4, 6 to 8 pm. Looking for a night out with friends or a date night? Mt. Carmel offers Canvas & Conversation the first Monday of every month at an affordable cost!

Come chat and paint with us. The $25 fee includes paint supplies, glass of wine, and snacks. To reserve your spot, Face- book message us with your name and number, or call Ashley DiPaola at (719) 845-4877.

 

Trinidad Music Association Community Chorale rehearsals begin

TRINIDAD — The first spring rehearsal for the TMA Community Chorale is Monday, February 4, 6:30 pm at Massari Music Room, Pine & State Streets. Rehearsals take place every Monday evening beginning at 6:30 pm.

This season’s program will feature vocal selections from popular musicals, including several current Broadway hits. Join us in singing Broadway choruses sure to bring down the house! Being a part of the chorale is a great way to meet others in the community and come together to achieve a common goal, an in- spiring concert sure to bring joy and entertainment to singers and audience alike! For more information call 719-846-3062.

 

Network Council meeting

TRINIDAD — Please join us at the next Network Council Meeting on Thursday, February 7, 8 am in the Chamber of Commerce Conference Room in the John Building, 136 W. Main Street.

 

Las Animas County Republican Central Committee organizational meeting

TRINIDAD — In compliance with Article V, Section 1 of the Bylaws of the Las Animas County Republican Central Committee, notice is hereby given that the organizational meeting of the Las Animas County Republican Central Committee shall be held at the following date, time and location:

Thursday, February 7, 6 pm at the Issac Walton League Building, 1900 Santa Fe Drive. Check in and registration for the organizational meeting shall begin at 5:30 pm.

The principal purposes of the meeting will be: To elect a Chairman, Vice-Chairman and Secretary of the Las Animas County Republican Central Committee’s Executive Commit- tee; To elect such bonus members as may be allowed to the Las Animas County Republican Central Committee for the Colorado Republican State Central Committee, to the Congressional District Central Committee, and to the Judicial District Central Committee as provided for by law; To select or ratify the selection of the Las Animas County Vacancy Committee in accordance with the Las Animas County Republican Central Committee bylaws; To conduct any and all other such business as may otherwise properly come before the Las Animas County Republican Central Committee.

 

Sock Drive

TRINIDAD — Sangre de Cristo Hospice is sponsoring a sock drive in Trinidad for Veterans, Youth Groups and those less fortunate in our community. We are accepting new socks at these drop off locations: Sangre de Cristo Hospice, 1502 E. Main, Power Credit Union, 220 Pine Street, Phil Long Toyota, 105 W. Cedar Street, Zion Lutheran Church, 613 Prospect Street, TSJC Campus, Latuda Hall-Pine Street. Contact Cindy Thelen at 719-846-3060 for more information.

 

“State of the City” address

TRINIDAD — Mayor Rico is holding a “State of the City” event at TSJC in the Pioneer Room, Monday, February 11, at 6 pm.

 

COLFAX

Raton Crime Stoppers

RATON — Help keep Raton safe. Raton Crime Stoppers en- courages members of the community to assist local law enforcement agencies in the fight against crime by overcoming the two key elements that inhibit community involvement: fear and apathy.

Crime Stoppers provides a telephone number and online secure reporting form to encourage citizens in the community to anonymously volunteer vital information helpful to law enforcement agencies to fight against crime.

Callers can remain anonymous and are eligible to receive a cash reward if the information given leads to an arrest, recovery of stolen property, and/or confiscation of illegal drugs.

Please clip this information, and keep it on hand.

Raton Crime Stoppers’ tip line is 575-245-TIPS (8477), and the web address is www.RatonCrimeStoppers.org

 

Call to artists “Through His Eyes” art by male artists

RATON — The women have their own show, so we are giving the men one too. All entries must be original works (painting, sculpture, mixed media, photography and textile). Old Pass Gallery will accept up to 5 pieces of artwork on January 23 and 24, 10 am to 4 pm. There is a $10 entry fee per piece or $5 Entry Fee for current RAHC Members. The show will open to the public on January 29. For additional information or questions, director@ratonarts.org or call (575) 445-2052.

 

Raton food distributions for January

RATON — Food supplementation programs are important for our community. Several organizations provide food for people in need. Friday January 25, 10 am until food is gone (Ministerial Alliance) at the old City Market building on South 2nd Street.

 

Raton Cycling Club group ride

RATON — Start the New Year with the Raton Cycling Club group ride Saturday, January 26, 12 pm at Hwy 555 and Gardner Road. To become a member and participate or if you want more info contact Robert (Mac)McIvor at 505-859-6683 or email rdmcivor84@gmail.com.

 

Mandala Center worship service

DES MOINES — The monthly worship service at the Mandala Center led by the Rev. Tim Sexton will be Sunday, January 27. The service begins at 3 pm followed by a pot luck dinner. TMC is located at 96 Mandala Rd. 3 miles west of Des Moines, New Mexico. For more information call (575) 278-3002.

 

Shades of the Southwest show at Old Pass Gallery

RATON — The youth art show for students in northeastern New Mexico and southeastern Colorado, “Shades of the Southwest” will be at Old Pass Art Gallery, 145 S First Street until Monday, January 28.

 

Raton Business Roundtable

RATON — Meet the new Community Coordinator, Patricia Duran Thursday, January 31, 11:45 am to 1:15 pm at K-Bob’s Steakhouse, 1228 S 2nd Street. She will be working with businesses, entrepreneurs, and the community to help Raton’s economy grow and prosper. Everyone who is concerned about community and economic development in Raton is invited to attend. The meal is $10, tax and gratuity included. For more information call 575-245-4769.

 

Colfax County Health Council January Meetings

RATON — The Colfax County Health Council will hold a Sub- stance Misuse Meeting Wednesday, January 30, 2 pm at CYFD Raton (In JPO Meeting room Knock on back door) and the regular Health Council Meeting Thursday, January 31, 11 am at CYFD Raton (Conference Room).

 

Cimarron Civic Club Winter Warmer

CIMARRON — Just the thing to warm you up on a cold winter day, the Cimarron Civic Club will be hosting a baked potato sale on Wednesday, January 30, 11 am to 1 pm and 4 to 6 pm at the Cimarron United Methodist Church. The cost is $5 per potato with lots of possible toppings like stroganoff, broccoli and cheese, chili as well as the traditional butter, sour cream, chives, and cheese. Plus there will be a variety of soups as well.

 

Colfax County Democratic Party elections Saturday, Feb. 9

RATON — Get behind the BLUE WAVE and help us push! The Colfax County Democratic Party elections for County Chair and Vice Chair are to be held Saturday, February 9, 1 pm at the Colfax County Building on 3rd Street. This is an important meeting as we make our way forward to the next election cycle. Be a part of a dynamic group and work for change! Other important positions to be filled are Treasurer and Secretary. Now is the time to prepare for 2020!

 

Raton Lions Club Cupids & Hearts Valentines Dance

RATON — The Raton Lions Club is hosting a Valentines Dance, Saturday, February 9, 7 to 11 pm at the Raton Convention Center. Live music will be performed by Abe Elliott & Second Hand. There will be door prizes, raffles, and a silent auction. Tickets are $6 for singles and $10 for couples.

 

Raton MainStreet balloon rally logo contest for middle/ high school students

RATON — We want your design for this year’s International Santa Fe Trail Balloon Rally logo! Winning logo will be used in advertisements, t-shirts, and pins. Submit your design to the Raton MainStreet Office, at 145 S. First Street no later than Friday, February 22. Entries must include the following word- ing somewhere in the design in order to be considered — “2019 International Santa Fe Trail Balloon Rally” and “Raton, NM” Design requirements:

Design on a 5 inch x 5 inch square (Design can be any shape though!)

Use up to 3 colors
Include student’s name, grade, and school (7th-12th grade students only)
For more information, please call Brenda Ferri: 445-2052, Christine Valentini: 445-2457, or Jessica Barfield: 575-245-9000.

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