Activities & Events for week of March 14, 2019


Chemigation deadline approaching

BROOMFIELD — The Colorado Department of Agriculture reminds those using a closed irrigation system to apply agri- cultural chemicals, including fertilizer, that they must obtain a chemigation permit. The deadline for renewals is Sunday, March 31. This program strives to protect one of our most important resources—water and chemigation permits are an important tool in that effort.

The chemigation program, which is part of the Colorado Department of Agriculture’s Conservation Services Division, grants permits and inspects closed irrigation systems (such as center pivot irrigation) to protect aquifers and surface water from possible contamination by agricultural chemicals applied through the closed irrigation systems.

A closed irrigation system includes any device or combination of devices having a hose, pipe, or other conduit, which connects directly to any source of groundwater or surface water, through which water or a mixture of water and chemi- cals is drawn and applied for agricultural or horticultural purposes.

Those using a closed irrigation system to apply agricultural chemicals, including fertilizer, must obtain a chemigation permit, which costs $45 per system. After March 31, the late fee and permit will cost $90 per system. Those applying for a first-time permit can apply throughout the year. A fine up to $1,000 per occurrence may be levied for those using this pro- cess without a chemigation permit.

To obtain a chemigation permit, call Don Gallegos, Chemigation Coordinator at (303) 869-9038. For more on CDA’s chemigation program, visit



Family Game Night tonight at La Veta Mercantile

LA VETA — The next Mercantile Family game night will be Thursday, March 14, 6 pm with drink specials and free ice cream. Cabin fever? Come join your neighbors for Family Board Games with our fearless leader, John Costea. Game night at the La Veta Mercantile is the second Thursday of each month through April. Game night is replete with beer, wine, soda, coffee, snacks, music, and GAMES! Support our local merchants this winter… we all need each other! This event is FREE


Lenten events at St. Mary Catholic Church

WALSENBURG — The Knights of Columbus will host a fish fry on Friday, March 15, 5 pm at Delaney Hall. St. Mary’s annual Lent Retreat will follow at 6 pm, with Fr. Henry Wertin, all at Msgr. Delaney Hall, just south of the church on East 7th Street. Please call the parish office at 719-738-1204 for further information.


Gardner School Carnival

GARDNER — Come out Friday, March 15, 5 to 7:30 pm for the 2019 Spring School Carnival at the Gardner School. A taco dinner will be served from 5 to 6 pm then stick around for: Bingo, cake walk, booths, silent basket auction, and white elephant sale! Gardner School’s biggest fundraiser of the year is the Carnival happening on March 15th from 5:00-7:30. A taco dinner will run from 5:00-6:00. Booths, bingo, silent auction, and the cake walk will run from 5:30-7:30. Please come out and show your support.


Pub Night at La Veta Mercantile

LA VETA — Come get some Pub Grub, and listen to some very talented musicians known as our beloved Celtic Orphans Friday, March 15, 6 to 8 pm. Enjoy some adult beverages, soda,

tea and coffee, as well as snackage in a package. Truly incredible artists and it’s FREE!! Check out the event on Facebook!


Caregiver support group

WALSENBURG — Join Sangre de Cristo Hospice and Palliative Care for a Caregiver Support Group meeting Friday, March 15, 1:30 pm at 809 Main Street, Suite 3. This meeting will allow participants to connect with peers who are also car- ing for a loved one with a serious illness. Speaking with other caregivers that feel the same way can help caregivers cope with the many challenges..

What should you expect in the meeting is conversation and stories, activities, education about caregiving and additional support resources. Call 719-846-3060 for more information.


SPACe new show reception

LA VETA — The Spanish Peaks Arts Council in La Veta invites everyone to the opening reception for the new art show “Inspired by the Masters” this Saturday, March 16, 5 to 7 pm. There is no admission fee and refreshments are provided. Enjoy the acoustic guitar music of Russel Austin from 5-6 pm. Artists exhibiting their original art are Lynn Bower Andrews, Kyla Clark, Kathy Hill, Steven Kalaher-Taillebois, Rena Kaplowitz, Kenny Schneider, and Rachael Schneider. The SPACe Gift Shop is loaded with jewelry, pottery, photography, books, art prints and original art by SPACe members. The SPACe Gallery and Gift Shop is located in the La Veta Town Park, 132 W. Ryus and is open Tuesdays and Thursdays 11 am – 2 pm and Saturdays 10 am – 3 pm. Call 719 742-3074 for information or visit


St. Patrick’s Day Bingo fundraiser

LA VETA —Looking for some St. Patrick’s Day fun? Come join us Saturday, March 16th, at the Mission Deli Mesa for St. Pat- rick’s Day Bingo, a fundraising event for La Veta Trails. There will be music performed by the Celtic Orphans, prizes donated by local merchants and more! Come early and dine at the Mission Deli Mission located at 124 N. Main St. in a Veta. The Celtic Orphans will perform from 5:00-6:00 p.m. Bingo with prizes will start at 6:00 p.m. Cards will be $5.00 each with a final round of Blackout Bingo for $1.00. Come dressed in your greenest attire!

Questions, call Marilyn Russell (719) 890-4071 or email at La Veta Trails (, La Veta Trails on Facebook.


Community childhood screening

WALSENBURG — Are you aware of the no cost screening day that is available to your families? The Huerfano and Las Animas Counties Early Children Advisory Council and community partners provide no cost screenings to children birth to 5 years of age twice a year to all families in Huerfano and Las Animas Counties. Our next screening day is Saturday, March 16, 10 am to 2 pm at Peak View Elementary School, 375 W. Pine Street.

Children and families have access to no cost screenings such as: dental, vision, hearing, developmental, behavioral health and lead. Families are provided copies of their screenings and when there are concerns they are referred to local re- sources to support their child.

For more information please contact the HuLA Early Childhood Council @ 719-845-0463.


St. Patrick’s dinner at United Church

WALSENBURG — Wear a bit of green and come to the St. Pat- rick’s Day dinner at the United Church, across from Loaf ‘n Jug, Saturday, March 16, 6 pm. The dinner is open to all and is free;, however, monetary donations are welcome so that the church can continue to offer the dinners monthly. The menu includes corned beef and cabbage or sausage and sauerkraut, potatoes, green beans, salad, dessert, and drinks. There will be live music and lots of fun and fellowship. Please use the Kansas Avenue (south side) handicapped door where you see the green shamrocks and lights.


Cuchara Chapel service

CUCHARA — Services are held at 10 am every Sunday at the Cuchara Chapel, located just south of Cuchara Village on Hwy 12. Rev. Eileen Ramsey presides. All welcome, come as you are. ADA accessible. Special message, “pay it forward” music by Tom Munch.


New Hope Community Church MJ dependency support group

WALSENBURG — New Hope Community Church of Walsenburg hosts a marijuana dependency recovery support group Sunday mornings at 11:00 at 801 Pennsylvania .


Friends of the La Veta Library Board Meeting

LA VETA — The board meeting of the Friends of the La Veta Library will meet Monday, March 18, 1 pm in the Library.

Moonlight Howl and Growl at the Cuchara Mountain Park

CUCHARA –  The Spanish Peaks Alpine Alliance will be sponsoring another Moonlight Howl and Growl at the new Cuchara Mountain Park on Wednesday March 20, at 6:00 p.m. The Howl and Growls are guided full moon snowshoe and cross country ski treks. The outdoor session is followed by a potluck style dinner, hot drinks, and snacks. Moon lore will be shared and attendees can bring their own moon stories, poems, and tales to tell. The March full moon is called the Worm Moon. To learn why it has this name, you will have to join the fun. Of special note is this full moon takes place on the Spring Equinox and is yet another Super Moon because the moon is still close to earth and appears larger. Legend has it that one can only balance eggs on end on the Spring and Autumnal Equinoxes. Is this true? Head to the hills and find out!  The event is free, but bring food to share.


SPBA HR & workforce professional training

WALSENBURG — Spanish Peaks Business Alliance will present a workshop training on HR and Workforce Professional Training Wednesday, March 20, 12 pm at La Plaza Inn. This session will help you teach departments within your organi- zation and employers in your area how to hire employees based on their skills. You’ll learn the what and why to a skills-based approach to talent acquisition and will be provided the tools and templates to help employers adopt new practices. For more information visit: or email Carl Young at


SPLV Trivia Night at The Crafty Canary

WALSENBURG — Gather a team and join your favorite librarians for a night of trivia Wednesday, March 20, 6:30 pm. There are six rounds with 10 questions in each round. Each round has a topical theme. Each question is worth one point. Teams are allowed up to six members. Questions are read aloud and teams write down the answers, turning answers in at the end of each round. The team with the most points after six rounds is the winner. Use of cell phone/tablets/devices is forbidden. There is NO CHARGE to participate in trivia. Food & drink are available for purchase. For more information call 719-738-2774


SPBA workshop “Business Owner & Manager Training”

LA VETA — Spanish Peaks Business Alliance will present a training for business owners and managers Thursday, March 21, 12 pm at La Veta Mercantile. The session, “How to Build a Stronger Team” will help you find and hire employees based on their skills. You’ll learn the what and why to a skills-based approach to talent acquisition and will be provided the tools and templates to adopt new practices. For more information visit: or email Carl Young at


“The Beauty of Italy” presentation at La Veta Library

LA VETA — The La Veta Library is proud to present “The Beauty of Italy”, a virtual tour of that beautiful country from Sicily to Bologna. Join us on Thursday, March 21, 2 pm to welcome Donald Andreoli as he shares his wonderful photos and adventures of his 7 tours of Italy. Our presenter was born in Italy and adopted by a La Veta ranching family when he was 10 years old. Over the years, he has become an amazing photographer, studio proprietor and world traveler. Brought to you by the Friends of La Veta Library, free of charge, with refreshments!


Movie Night at the La Veta Mercantile

LA VETA — Wear your PJ’s and bring a blanket and watch a movie on the big screen Thursday, March 21, 6 pm at La Veta Mercantile. This kid friendly winter activity features yummy free popcorn and the usual beverages and snacks will be available for purchase. Watch our Facebook page for announcement of the movie selection the week prior.


La Veta Gallery on Main opening reception: “Welcoming Spring”

LA VETA — La Veta Gallery on Main, 210 S. Main, will host its first opening reception of the 2019 season Saturday, March 23, 5-7 pm. Alys’ Restaurant will furnish the wonderful refreshments! The “Welcoming Spring” Show will feature new works by Gallery artists and will run thru April. For more information call: 719-742-3666 or


Volunteer training at Sangre de Cristo Hospice

WALSENBURG — Sangre de Cristo Hospice and Palliative Care will have a volunteer training workshop Tuesday, March 26, 8:30 am to 5 pm (free lunch included) at 809 Main Street. Volunteers at Sangre de Cristo Hospice give back to the community in many ways both patient based and non-patient based. Ex- amples of patient based opportunities are: providing companionship, reading scrip- ture/books/stories, cooking meals, singing or playing instruments running errands, provid- ing transportation, Examples of non-patient based opportunities include: puppy power hour at the VA clinic, bingo at local centers, games at local senior facilities, crafts with youth centers to give to patients, catering events or baking, parades and community events.

For more information call 719-846-3060 or visit


“Stop the Bleed” program at La Veta Library

LA VETA — The La Veta Library was unable to present the life saving program “Stop the Bleed” last month due to unforeseen circumstances, but we will be hosting EMT Eddie Ray on Thursday, March 28, 2 pm as he edu- cates us about the proper application of tourniquets, a product called “quick clot” and other essential tips that can make all the difference when time is of the essence! This pro- gram, brought to you by the American Red Cross, is important for all of us who live remotely and drive on rural roads when there is not always time to wait for help to arrive. Don’t miss this vital program sponsored by the Friends of La Veta Library.


Open Mic Night at La Veta Mercantile

LA VETA — Comedy, poetry, singing, acting, or your chance at getting on your soapbox for a few minutes is what open mic night is all about. The next open mic will be Thursday, March 28, 6 pm. Reserve your space soon, be- cause this is a favorite event. Open mice is a free event hosted by world famous blues musician Ken Saydak. Contact the Mercantile to reserve your space: 719-742-3387


“BVD virus: what’s the big deal?”

WALSENBURG — Rio Cucharas Vet Clinic is hosting this informative event, Thursday, March 28, 6 pm at Eagles Hall, 614 Main Street. There will be a cash bar and live western cowboy music. We will be holding a rancher seminar in conjunction with Merck Animal Health on the latest in BVD prevention. What is BVD? How do cows get it? Should you be concerned enough to vaccinate? If you vaccinate, which vaccine killed or MLV? What about dairies? Some enjoy some BBQ, hot off the smoker, and a chance to get answers to all your BVD questions.


hONEyhoUSe at the La Veta Mercantile

LA VETA — “hONEyhoUSe” is a unique acoustic trio combining the talents of three very diverse and seasoned artists into one unexpected powerhouse force. This trio will be on stage Friday, March 29, 7 pm at La Veta Mercantile. Consisting of award winning R&B/Gospel soulstress Hillary Smith, earthy Blues/Folk singer-songwriter Yvonne Perea, and sweet voiced Mandy Buchanan, “hONEy- hoUSe” seamlessly melds the lines of musical genres with their original creations embracing blues, soul, folk and Americana into one sweet Honeyhouse of music. Tickets are $15 in ad- vance or $20 day of show.


“Tapping Into Your Body’s Wisdom” wellness fair

LA VETA — “Tapping into your body’s wisdom; many paths to wellness” is a free event being presented Saturday, March 30, 10 am-3 pm at La Veta Mercantile.

This unique gathering offers a wide variety of practitioners and experts promoting many different options to promote optimal health. Mini presentations will be given throughout the day and booths will have pro- ducts for sale and mini treatments given. Contact for more information.


Joan Hanley Memorial weekend event schedule

LA VETA — Saturday March 30th at 1pm to 2:30pm: Joan Hanley Art Walk through the town of La Veta will begin at Alys’ Restaurant, 604 S Oak St at 1pm. The five block walking route will explore renowned artist Joan Han- ley’s sculptures and paintings in five of La Veta’s public spaces and businesses, and is expected to last 90 minutes.

On Saturday March 30th at 3pm to 5pm: A celebration of Joan Hanley’s life and a reception will be held at her former residence of 85 Willis Drive, hosted by her family and open to her friends and acquaintances. Weather per- mitting, there will be a short walk to her nearby grave marker at the conclusion at 5pm.

On Sunday March 31st from noon to 5pm: A free show of Joan Hanley’s life of fine art, from her teen years to contemporary will be held at the La Veta Mercantile, 300 South Main Street. The show will include dozens of original works of art (drawings, paintings, sculptures, photographs) spanning Joan’s 65- year career, and will be curated and narrated by her son and professional artist, Joe Bartos from noon to 2pm. Light snacks will be provided, and refreshments are available for purchase.

For more information on any of the Joan Hanley memorial events, call her son Peter Bartos at 443-370-3585.


Stand-up Comedy with Mike Stanley at the Fox

WALSENBURG — Originally hailing from Motown, and after spending a decade honing his craft in the windy city of Chicago, Mike regularly tours, both domestically and inter- nationally. Don’t miss out on an incredible op- portunity to catch the man in action – this high level of killer stand-up is too remarkable to sit out Saturday, March 30, 8 pm. Tickets available at or at the theatre.



Cloverbud Mad Science Laboratory sign up by today

TRINIDAD — This fun morning, Monday, March 18, 9 am to noon at Las Animas County Fairgrounds, 2200 N Linden Avenue of Mad Science is presented by Las Animas County 4- H Council. This science activity event is for kids ages 5 to 8. Please register by Thursday, March 14. To register or get more information, text 719-680-4040


St. Patrick’s Day Bingo Fundraiser at Branson

BRANSON — The Branson Sophomore Class fundraiser will be held Thursday, March 14, 5:30 to 7:30 pm at the Branson School cafeteria, 101 Saddlerock Drive. The meal, $6 for adults (includes one free bingo card) and $4 for sen- iors/children 12 and under (includes one free bingo card for seniors), will take place from 5:30-6:30 pm. Bingo begins at 6:30. Without purchasing the meal, the cost is $5 for the first card; $1 for each additional card for everyone. Assorted prizes and cash grand prize payout. For more information call 719-946-5531


Mt. San Rafael Hospital new provider open house

TRINIDAD — There will be an open house to welcome new providers at Mt. San Rafael Hospital, 410 Benedicta Avenue, Thursday, March 14, 5 to 6:30 pm. All are invited to welcome Damian Mizera, MD, Ashton de Carde

nas, PA-C, Lindsey Mochel, FNP-C, and Luis Santiago, MD, to Mt. San Rafael Hospital. For more information call 719-846-8099.


Monthly support group meeting ~ Trinidad Colorado Autism Awareness Chapter

TRINIDAD — The monthly support group for families with a loved one with autism, sensory processing disorders, and developmental delay will be held Thursday, March 14, 6 to 8 pm at Trinidad Community Center, 1309 Be- shoar Avenue. A complementary dinner is served. The meeting/dinner is sponsored by Shandy Clinic. There will be a presentation followed by round table discussion.


“A Place at the Table” documentary screening

TRINIDAD — The Carnegie Library, 202 N Animas St, presents a free screening of “A Place at the Table “ Thursday, March 14, 6 to 8 pm. This documentary investigates incidents of hunger experienced by millions of Americans and proposed solutions to the problem. For more information call 719-846-6841.


Community screening for children

TRINIDAD — Are you aware of the no cost screening days that are available to families? The Huerfano and Las Animas Counties Early Children Advisory Council and community partners provide no cost screenings to children birth to 5 years of age twice a year. Our next screening day in Trinidad is Friday, March 15, 10 am to 2 pm at SCCOG Early Learning Center, 1225 Rosita Avenue. All families in Huerfano and Las Animas Counties are eligible.

Children and families have access to no cost screenings such as: dental, vision, hearing, developmental, behavioral health and lead. Families are provided copies of their screenings and when there are concerns they are referred to local resources to support their child.

For more information please contact the HUL A Early Childhood Council, 719-845- 0463


Growing Readers Together-SING!

TRINIDAD — The next Growing Readers Together program will be Friday, March 15, 2 to 4 pm at the Carnegie Public Library. This pro- gram is for caregivers (babysitters, grandparents, and other non-licensed providers) and kiddos ages 6 and under, to come learn and play with us! Each participant will leave with a goodies-bag of books and toys to add to their home library collection.


Holy Trinity Academy seeks vendors for Spring Fling

TRINIDAD — Holy Trinity Academy seeks vendors for the Saturday, April 6, Spring Fling at Sabastiani Gym. Booths will be reserved on a first-come-first-serve basis. The deadline for registration is Friday, March 15. We have 25 available spaces. The cost is $30 per space. Your space will be reserved when you turn-in the registration form and $30.

One 8-foot table and two chairs will be provided for each booth. Electricity is avail- able. HTA will sell concessions, so vendors may not sell food or drinks to eat at the event. The HTA vendor contact person is Susie Wichert, 719-846-4522.


Youth Fridays at Mt. Carmel

TRINIDAD — This program at Mt. Carmel, 911 Robinson Avenue, will take place every Friday from 9 am to 2 pm beginning March 15 and concluding to May 10 for students in grades 5-8. Activities will include arts and crafts to foster creativity, a delicious lunch with cooking and nutrition lessons, kid yoga for a healthy mind and body, and much more. There are only 20 spots available. $35 tuition for nine-week program. Register: 719-845- 4877


College application office hours at THM

TRINIDAD — If you need help with College Applications, FAFSA, personal essays, Job Ap- plications, Etc., come out to Trinidad History Museum Friday, March 15, 9 to 11 am. Walk in’s accepted, appointments encouraged.


RagTag at the A.R. Mitchell

TRINIDAD — There will be a reception for the Raton Art Group and Trinidad Art Group (RagTag) at the A.R. Mitchell Museum of Western Art, 150 E Main St. Friday, March 15, 4 to 7 pm. Fourteen local artists will be show- cased. For more information call Paula Little 719-680-7189.


Adult Spelling Bee

TRINIDAD — It has returned! One of our favorite events! Do you have what it takes? Find out by participating in the Adult Spelling Bee Friday, March 15, 5:30 – 7:30 pm at the Carnegie Library.


Guided meditation: “Creating Change for Spring”

TRINIDAD — Hearth of the Goddess, 149 E Main St #4, will host a free guided meditation to celebrate the coming spring Friday, March 15, 7 to 8 pm. This guided meditation focuses on creating change within ourselves and in the world around us as we embrace the lively energy of Spring. This meditation is open to people of all backgrounds, and the main goal is to take some time from our busy lives to relax and focus on self-care. We recommend bringing yoga mats, blankets and pillows from home to make the floor more comfortable while we meditate. For more information call 719- 680-3663.


Arsenic and Old Lace at SCRT

TRINIDAD — Arsenic and Old Lace is presented by Trinidad Community Theatre a division of Southern Colorado Repertory Theatre and will open Friday, March 15, 7 pm. This three-act black farcical black comedy revolves around the Brewster family, descended from the Mayflower settlers, but now composed of insane homicidal maniacs.

Showtimes for this show are: Friday, March 15, 7 pm; Saturday, March 16, 7 pm; Sunday, March 17, 2 pm; Friday, March 22, 7 pm; Saturday, March 23, 7 pm; Sunday, March 22, 2 pm.

Tickets available at Southern Colorado Repertory Theatre, 131 W Main St, or 719-846-4765.


Centering Prayer Class

TRINIDAD — This class is usually only offered in Denver and is normally conducted as a 6 week course. We are fortunate to have an instructor coming to Trinidad to conduct this class over 3 Saturdays with 2 sessions taught each Saturday beginning Saturday, March 16, 9 am at Zion’s Lutheran Church. Centering Prayer is a method of silent prayer that prepares us to receive the gift of contemplative prayer, prayer in which we experience God’s presence within us, closer than breathing, closer than thinking, closer than consciousness itself. This method of prayer is both a relationship with God and a discipline to foster that relationship.

This course is being offered free to the public with donations accepted to defray travel expenses. If you are interested, please contact Dr. Andrea Doeden at (719) 859-2301.


“RETREAD – Grand Opening” of Art Cartopia Museum

TRINIDAD — Come on out to the grand opening of the new Art Cartopia Museum, 2702 Freedom Road, Saturday March 16, 2-6 pm. The opening will allow visitors to see our shiny new home, 25 art cars, wacky displays, maker-space and experience our way cool new gift shop.

There will be a photography exhibit “As I See It” by Rex Rosenberg (creator of “Chewbaru” art car), sideshow banners by Dean Sneed, and the VW Arch by Hans Droog (finally back on display).

Also at RETREAD is live music, fun activities for ‘kids’ of all ages, yummy-licious eats, other fun surprises and special guests. For more information call: 719-846-3473.


St. Patrick’s Day Parade

TRINIDAD — The first Saint Patricks day parade in Trinidad is going to be Saturday, March 16, 3 pm at the City Hall park- ing lot . The parade will go up Main to Brix for a green beer. Who wants to be in the parade? Bands, floats, community groups. Green is the theme, so come out and be Irish for a day! For more information contact Brad Kirby 214-336-4229.


Wind River Band and St. Patrick’s day party at Spanish Peaks Inn

GULNARE — Come out to Spanish Peaks Inn, 22590 CR 41.6 in scenic Gulnare Saturday, March 16, 7:30 to 11:30 pm to hear and dance to the music of Wind River Band. Sunday, March 17, 1 to 6 pm for the annual St. Patrick’s Day Party. A special menu of corn beef and cabbage, potatoes and carrots will be served for $8.50. All month Spanish Peaks Inn has Lent specials Tuesdays and Fridays. Come down any day for daily food specials and lodging. For more info, call 719-941-4288.


St. Patrick’s Day Irish Fest

TRINIDAD — Baked potato or corned beef and cabbage will be served with proceeds benefitting the Trinidad Music Association Sunday, March 17, 11:30 am to 3 pm at Upswing, 419 W Main Street. Bring an instrument and join in a community jam session and sing-along. For more info, call 719-846-3062.


Sacred Cauldron study group

TRINIDAD — The first meeting of the Sacred Cauldron Study Group will be held to introduce the participants to one another and to discuss the format of the group as a whole Monday, March 18, 7 to 8 pm at Hearth of the Goddess, 149 E Main St #4. Please bring paper and a writing utensil or another way to take notes, and some snacks to share with the group. For more information call 719-680-3663.


Chickens: The gateway drug to farming

TRINIDAD — This fun, free, and family friendly educational program presented by Chet Philips, Chief Information Officer, will be held Tuesday, March 19, 5:30 to 6:45 in the Banta Build- ing at TSJC, 600 Prospect Street.

Chet Philips will share his journey from city to country and how it all started with a few chickens. If you’ve ever thought about having backyard chickens of your own, but don’t know how to begin, this class is for you. He’ll review everything you ever wanted to know about chicken ownership but were afraid to ask. There is limited room for the class so please RSVP: 719-846-4416.


TLAC Chamber March luncheon

TRINIDAD — You are cordially invited to join us for the monthly TLAC Chamber of Commerce Luncheon on March 20 in the Pioneer Room of the TSJC Campus. Our sponsor this month is SOCO Quick Clean. They will have a presentation of their services and a raffle for carpet cleaning of three rooms at no charge.

Lunch is at noon and costs $12 per person. Please R.S.V.P. to or call the Chamber Office at 719-846-9285. If you find you are not able to attend after making your reservation, please call no later than 24 hours before the luncheon to avoid a no-show billing.

Please come and support our local businesses. Bring a door prize if you would like.


Nostalgic movie night

TRINIDAD — A selection of short films will be featured for the free movie night this month at the Carnegie Library, Wednesday, March 20, 6:30 -8:30 pm. Come out for the movie and free popcorn! All are welcome. For more info: 719-846-6841.


3rd Thursday heritage night at THM: “Dreamcatchers”

TRINIDAD — Each month Trinidad History Museum, 312 E. Main Street, we will be hosting a heritage night focusing on a different aspect of Southern Colorado life. This month the program “Dreamcatchers” will be Thursday, March 21, 5 to 7 pm. Enjoy treats, sweets, and hands on activities. These programs are geared towards adults but all ages are welcome.


Carnegie adult reading program: Inner Space

TRINIDAD — The next event in the adult reading program at the Carnegie Public Library will be held Friday, March 22, 5:30 to 6:30 pm. This program is “Inner Space” where we explore looking the other “direction”.


Luisa Torres film screening at THM

TRINIDAD — Trinidad History Museum, 312 E Main Street, will be hosting a speaker series in 2019 to accompany the open- ing of our new exhibit “Los Remedios: Health and Wellness in Southern Colorado.” The next event in the series is a film screening —Luisa Torres Friday, March 22, 6 pm. All events free and open to the public. For more info, call 719-846-7217.


Cooking Matters at Mt Carmel

TRINIDAD — Cooking Matters is a free class which meets once a week for 6 weeks. The first class begins Thursday, March 28, 4 to 6 pm at Mt Carmel Wellness & Community Center, 911 Robison Avenue.

The first hour is a comprehensive nutrition lesson. The second hour is devoted to preparing and sharing a healthy meal with the class and then you will leave the class with all the ingredients needed to take home and prepare the dish again.

The classes will run from March 28 to May 2. Call Ashley DiPaola at 719-845-4877 to register.


Gallery Row garage sale & flea market

TRINIDAD — Gallery Row, 149 E Main St., indoor sale will be Saturday, March 23, 10 am to 3 pm and includes handmade items, crafts, and more. For more information contact Paula Little, 719-680-7189


Storytime puppet club at Aguilar Library

AGUILAR — The Aguilar Public Library will host Storytime Puppet Club the second and fourth Saturday each month. the next puppet club will be Saturday, March 23. The puppet club will meet 12 to 2 pm and refreshments will be served. There are two ways to sign up for the club: sign up at the library, 146 W. Main or call 719-941-4426. Please provide adult supervision for the younger children.


Crystal Healing Method Workshop

TRINIDAD — Emily McClellan of Taos, New Mexico, will teach the science of crystals, the chakras, and the intuition and healing properties of specific crystals Sunday, March 24, 11 am to 3 pm at Jupiter’s Child Massage Studio, 135 E Main St #3.

Everyone will practice giving and receiving a session. The cost is $95 and limited to eight people. Please RSVP at 719- 859-3711.


Season pass tickets at SCRT

TRINIDAD — Heading into its 17th season, the SCRT is the region’s crown-jewel for performing arts. Each summer the SCRT brings a company of actors, designers, and directors to Trinidad for the repertory company. In 2013, Trinidad became a Certified Colorado Creative District and is now the demonstration project for Colorado’s Space to Create program, fuel- ing a surge in downtown historic building renovations and creative enterprise. With a rich history in the arts and creative achievement, Trinidad’s downtown Creative District is a focal point of tourism and continued economic growth.

Season pass tickets are available for purchase now at or by calling our box office at 719-846-4765. The SCRT Season Pass includes four tickets to the SCRT Summer Season and five tickets to the Trinidad Community Theatre season. The season pass rate is $160 and available through April, 15th 2019.



Child Find Springer 2019

SPRINGER — Child Find is a free screening for children ages birth to five years old. This year’s Springer Child Find is scheduled for Thursday, March 14, 1 to 5 pm at Wilferth Elementary Special-Education-Office.

Target areas include: vision, hearing, learning, speech and language, as well as fine and gross motor skills. Parents may register pre-K children for Kindergarten, but must provide a birth certificate, immunization record, and social security card. For an appointment, call Maria Gonzales 575-483-3488.

Child Find is sponsored by: High Plains Regional Education Cooperative #3 and Springer Municipal Schools.


Basic computer class

RATON — The Arthur Johnson Memorial Library will be holding a “Basic Computer Class for Beginners” (or those who need a refresher) on Saturday, March 16, 10 am to 5 pm with a break for lunch from 12 – 1 pm. The library has laptops to use for those who do not own one. Class size is limited so call 445- 9711 to sign up as soon as possible.


Hungry Hearts Lunch

RATON — St. Patrick / St. Joseph Thrift Store, 401 S. 4th St serve free lunches every Saturday, 12 to 1 pm .


2019 Summer of Color benefit concert featuring Jaquie Gipson

RATON — Raton Parks & Recreation and The Raton Beautification Coalition present Jaquie Gipson with special guests Michael Delalla and Zoe Elliot for a benefit concert Saturday, March 16, 7 pm at the Historic Shuler Theater. $10 admission at the door.

Gibson’s songs range from more or less traditional acoustic finger style to modern rhythmic double tapping. A style in which both hands are positioned on the neck of the guitar and the strings are played as though they were the keys on a piano, combined with percussive rhythms drummed out on various parts of the guitar body. For those who have not seen her per- form, it is difficult to imagine. Truly “seeing is believing.” Jaquie’s singular style of music and her homespun sense of humor combine to make her performances enjoyable and memorable events.


Independent Riders annual Posole/Frito pie dinner

RATON — The annual fundraiser for the Independent Riders will be held Sunday, March 17, 11:30 am until the food runs out at Raton High School Cafeteria, 1535 Tiger Circle. The dinner is $8 for adults; $6 for seniors/kids 12 and under and includes Posole Frito pie, punch, coffee, and dessert. Proceeds benefit Run For The Wall. Contact Tim Trujillo: 575-779-7084 or Ben Munden 575-447-5959.


Historic exhibition at Di Lisio building A clothes line tribute to Raton’s business leaders

RATON — “A Clothes Line Tribute to Raton’s Business Leaders” will open Monday, March 18 and run through April 12, Monday – Friday, 10 am to 2 pm at 144 South Second Street. The “old shoe store” at the Di Lisio building offers a ready avenue to view poster presentations, newspaper articles and advertisements from 1918 continuing through 2018.

See full story on page 27.


Child Find Mosquero/Roy

ROY/MOSQUERO — Child Find is a free screening for children ages birth to five years old. This year’s Mosquero Child Find is scheduled for Wednesday, March 20, 8:30 to 11:30 am at Mosquero Elementary. For an appointment in Mosquero, call Margaret Green at 575-673- 2271.

Roy’s Child Find is scheduled for Wednesday, March 20, 1 to 4 pm in the Roy School ITV Room. For an appointment in Roy, call Lee Fluhman at 575-485-2242 at extension 3.

Target areas include: vision, hearing, learning, speech and language, as well as fine and gross motor skills. Parents may register Roy pre-K children for Kindergarten, but must provide a birth certificate, social security card, and immunization record.

Child Find is sponsored by: High Plains Regional Education Cooperative #3, Mosquero Municipal Schools, and Roy Municipal Schools.


Veteran’s service officer visits Raton

RATON — Karen Abeyta, Veterans’ Service Officer will be at Raton CBOC, 1493 Whittier Street Wednesday, March 20, 10 am to 3 pm. For more information call 505-454-0068 or email


Raton Ambassadors meeting & Ice House ribbon cutting

RATON — Congratulations to The Icehouse Restaurant, 945 S 2nd St., for their one-year anniversary! The Raton Ambassadors will hold a ribbon cutting followed by their monthly meeting Thursday, March 21.


Please stop in to say “Congratulations!” Recharge Our Community Economy Workshop

RATON — The first of four free workshops will take place Thursday, March 21, 9 am to 3 pm at the Raton Convention Center, 901 S 3rd Street. The other three workshops will be held April 18, May 23, and June 20. Registration begins at 8:30am, lunch is provided.

Help make our economy ROC! Your participation in this workshop could make a difference to the future health and wealth of Raton, New Mexico.
• Re-charging our community’s 8 Forms of Wealth (Individual, Social, Intellectual, Natural, Built, Political, Financial and Cultural);

• Re-building your confidence and effectiveness as a community leader, business owner, social or civic member and as an individual;
• Re-discovering and analyzing the value chains of industries within the community and learning how to add wealth to these businesses and our community.

Register by calling or emailing Patricia Duran: 575-224-6718,


Raton Cycling Club group ride

RATON — The Raton Cycling Club will have their next group ride Saturday, March 23, 12 pm. The ride will start at Raton Aquatic Center then travel up through Sugarite Canyon State Park and back. To become a member and participate or if you need more information contact Robert (Mac) McIvor at 505- 859-6683 or email


Women’s Luncheon at Mesa Church

RATON — Join us Saturday, March 23, 12:30 pm for a Women’s Luncheon at Mesa Church. The guest speaker is Hannah Hagelstein with her message STOP.

As women, the enemy seeks to distract, discourage and ultimately destroy us by attacking the very thing that controls our actions… our minds. His lies are deliberate, but so are Christ’s words. STOP is a message to remind us that Christ has given us the chance to stop the enemy in his tracks and to walk in the truth that our Heavenly Father has purposed for us.

Free lunch will be served, so invite all your girlfriends!


The OK Factor at the Shuler Theater

RATON — Raton Arts and Humanities Council presents The OK Factor Sunday, March 24, 2 pm at the Historic Shuler Theater, 131 N. 2nd Street.

New-classical crossover duo, The OK Factor is cellist Olivia Diercks and violinist Karla Colahan. Based in Minneapolis, Olivia and Karla are passionate about composing, per- forming, and teaching, creating unique and unexpected musical experiences for their audiences all across the Midwest.


Call for photography artists

RATON — Ralph R. Solano Memorial Exhibit & Sale announce a call to artists for the upcoming exhibit and sale. Artists need to drop off work on Thursday, March 30, 10 am to 2 pm at the Old Pass Gallery. A prospectus can be picked up at the Old Pass Gallery. For additional information or questions, contact or call (575) 445-2052.


Mandala Center worship service

DES MOINES — The monthly worship service at the Mandala Center led by the Rev. Tim Sexton will be Sunday,March 31. 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.




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