Upcoming Events for week of April 16, 2020

THROUGHOUT OUR WORLD

USDA unveils tool to help rural communities address the COVID-19 pandemic

OUR WORLD — U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today unveiled a one-stop- shop of federal programs that can be used by rural communities, organizations and individuals impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The COVID-19 Federal Rural Resource Guide (PDF, 349 KB) is a first-of-its-kind resource for rural leaders looking for federal funding and partnership opportunities to help address this pandemic.

USDA has taken many immediate actions to assist farmers, ranchers, producers, rural communities, and rural-based businesses and organizations impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. For more information on these actions, visit www.usda.gov/coronavirus.

 

Senior meals available, To-Go or On-Wheels

HUERFANO/LAS ANIMAS COUNTY —

Due to the vulnerable population served in Las Animas and Huerfano Counties, the Area Agency on Aging will practice social distancing measures to prevent any possibility of spreading the COVID-19 virus in our community.

Effective Monday, March 16, meal sites in Walsenburg, Trinidad, Segundo, and Aguilar will NOT be serving meals in their congregate sites. They will, however, continue to cook and serve homebound meals in Walsenburg, Trinidad, Aguilar, and La Veta. Seniors who normally eat at AAA centers and want a meal can arrange to take their meal to go from Walsenburg or Trinidad. Additional sanitation procedures are being practiced to ensure safety for all.

Direct questions or concerns to Veronica Maes 719-845-1133 ext. 225 or vmaes@sccog.net ; Johanna 719-845-1133 ext. 208 or jspleen@sccog.net ; Margarita at the Walsenburg kitchen 719-738-1182; Sayre kitchen in Trinidad 719-846-4515.

 

It’s time to respond to the 2020 Census!

OUR WORLD — Did you know Census data is used to ensure your local communities receive their fair share of funding for things like hospitals, ambulance services and medical clinics?

That’s why it’s critical for you to respond to the 2020 Census. The data collected be- tween now and Aug. 14, 2020 will be used for the next 10 years, so we only have one chance to get it right.

Didn’t receive a Census form in the mail? No worries. Just go to My2020Census.gov and fill out the survey online using your physical address. Or you can do it by phone, at 844-330-2020. Language assistance is avail- able, if needed. Remember: Respond to the 2020 Census to #ShapeYourFuture.

 

Free online history: Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo

OUR WORLD — This week’s installment of our Borderlands of Southern Colorado Online Lecture Series features Dr. Karen Roybal, professor of Southwest Studies at Colorado College!

Join us tonight, Thursday, April 16, 6 p.m. via Zoom, as she discusses the history and impact of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo. Registration instructions are on the event page: Online Borderlands Talk: The Treaty of Gua- dalupe Hidalgo. The event is free and open to the public. This lecture series is generously supported by the Sangre de Cristo National Heritage Area.

 

HUERFANO

Virtual Huerfano County Communication Coalition meeting today at noon

HUERFANO COUNTY —The Huerfano County Communication Coalition will be held via Zoom today, Thursday, April 16, 12 p.m.. We are working with a cap of 100 attendees. This will be the last meeting of the year for the Coalition. When we begin again in September will be under the Business Alliance.

To participate please use the following information.
Huerfano County Communications Coalition; Time: Apr 16, 2020 11:55 a.m. Mountain Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/227933262?pwd=c2JMTkFVMWNWTGRhbXcrS0NadzlCdz09 Meeting ID: 227 933 262
Password: 020727
Dial by your location: +1 301 715 8592 US Meeting ID: 227 933 262
Find your local number: https://zoom.us/u/acMbB2xxgk

 

Dems virtual meeting today

HUERFANO COUNTY — There will be a Zoom meeting of the Huerfano County Democratic Party Central Committee held this evening, Thursday, April 16, 5:30. Chairperson Dale Lyons will sent the Zoom link via email to participants. Please log in and keep democracy alive during these trying times!

 

Star Drug Pharmacy offers prescription delivery

WALSENBURG — Star Drug Pharmacy will deliver your prescriptions for a $5 fee (within Walsenburg city limits). Call us for more information: 719-738-1130 .

 

La Veta Village food services

LA VETA — If you or someone you know is a 60+ year old senior or have a pre-existing condition that puts you at high risk, you live in the 81055 zip code, and are in need of transporting groceries from Charlies’s to home contact: Susan at 719-989-8361 or lvvfoodservices@gmail.com. If you would like to volunteer to help physically or monetarily, please contact Ed Donovan at 719-472-4957 or edfdonovan@gmail.com

 

Huerfano RE-1 providing breakfasts/lunches to all children 0-18 years

WALSENBURG/GARDNER — Huerfano RE-1 will have sack breakfasts/lunches avail- able for drive through pick-up at Peakview School and Gardner Elementary. Pick up days will be Tuesdays and Thursdays, 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.. Each pick up will have at least two breakfasts and two lunches for each child in the household. All children 0 to 18 years old are eligible for free breakfast and lunch regardless if they are enrolled in RE-1.

The first time families visit the pick up sites, the children must be in the vehicle. After the initial visit, a laminated pass card with the number of children in the household will allow the pass holder to pick up the correct number of lunches without children present.

To pick up the sacked breakfast/lunch at Peakview: Vehicles will drive through between Peakview School and the West Wing building entering via the back of John Mall HS. Sacks will be located at the back doors of the Peakview cafeteria. To pick up the food at Gardner: Please follow the directives of personnel upon arriving.

 

Spanish Peaks Business Alliance virtual meeting

HUERFANO — The Spanish Peaks Business Alliance will convene a virtual meeting of the Region 14 Hospitality and Retail Sector Partnership Monday, April 20, 2 p.m.. This meeting will focus on information and resources to help businesses get through the current crisis. Hear from the Southern Colorado Small Busi- ness Development Center, the Spanish Peaks Regional Health Center, Huerfano County Tourism Board, the Colorado Workforce De- velopment Council, and the Worklife Partnership. We are all in this together. Please register here: https://bit.ly/R14meeting

 

Huerfano restaurants offering take out

LA VETA —
New Hours! Alys Restaurant & Catering (719) 742-3742 Open Mon., Thurs., Fri., and Sat. Must call before 3pm to reserve pick up.

Corners Diner—(719) 742-3361

Legends on Main—(719) 742-3996 Open Tues. – Sun. 11am-1pm & 5pm-7pm Sunday Hours 10am- 2:30pm

Mission Deli Mesa—(719) 742-3483 or (719) 989-5980 Offering specialty casseroles and grass fed beef.

Paradise Coffee—(719) 742-3680 Thursday – Sunday 6:30am – 2:00pm Monday 6:30am – Noon

New Hours! Ryus Avenue Bakery—(719) 890-4770 Open Tues., Thurs., Sat. 8:00am-1:00pm

 

WALSENBURG —
A&W—(719) 738-3960 7:00am-9:00pm

Alpine Rose Cafe—(719) 738-1157 7:00am-3:00pm

Carl’s Jr.—(719) 738-1002 6:30am-10:00pm

Coco’s Kitchen—(719) 717-2093 11:00am-3:00pm

Corine’s Mexican Restaurant—(719) 738-1231 8:00am- 9:00pm

Crafty Canary Brewery—(719) 890-1113

First Choice Deli—(719) 738-3200 7:00am-9:00pm

George’s Drive Inn (719) 738-3030 8:30am-3:00pm Tues. – Sat.

H&H Cafe—(719) 890-1651 7:00am-3:00pm

La Plaza Inn—719-738-5700 11:00am-9:00pm Tues. – Sat.

Nando’s Bar & Grill—(719) 738-2730 11:00am-3:00pm

Rollin Smoke BBQ—(719) 890-1177 11:00am-2:00pm and 5:00pm-8:00pm Thurs. – Sun.

Serendipity—(719) 890-4471 Open all week 7:00am-2:00pm

Subway—(719) 738-1332 Mon. – Thurs. 7:00am-10:00pm, Fri. 7:00am-11:00pm

Taco Bell / KFC—(719) 738-2480 10:00am-10:00pm

 

Facebook activities to do from home

HUERFANO — Here are a few fun pages you can follow on Facebook to enjoy at home!

La Veta Public Library: www.facebook.com/la.vetalibrary/

“Every Monday we will post a different challenge that can be completed while in quarantine! You will post your challenge (sometimes a picture, sometimes a video) and here is an important part: you MUST tag us in it and put the specific challenge hashtag! Otherwise we won’t see it, and we want to see your creativity!”

Go Outside and Howl at 8 pm: www.facebook.com/groups/howlat8/

“Every night at 8pm in your time zone, take a minute to step outside and let out a cathartic howl! We’ll post up daily themes that may or may not be very, very, very important. IN- VITE YOUR PEEPS! Let’s see how many people the world over we can get to howl in one night!”
Colorado Parks & Wildlife: www.facebook.com/Colorado- ParksandWildlife/

Follow their page for interesting facts about wildlife around the state! Also follow this page below for Jackson Lake State Park – “Reading with a Ranger” every Monday, Wednes- day, and Friday!, https://www.facebook.com/JacksonLakeSP/

 

HOW Leaf and limb debris recycling

WALSENBURG — Leaf and limb debris for Huerfano County is now being processed by the Huerfano Organic Waste Recycling Services (HOW Recycling Services). HOW hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. HOW organic waste recycling is located just east of the Huerfano County Transfer station on Industrial Park Drive.

Only what grows out of the ground is accepted: No processed wood, no garbage, no dirt. We accept branches no more than 6 ft long, also accepting bagged leaves and yard debris.

 

LAS ANIMAS

Trinidad SD1 admin offices temporarily moved

TRINIDAD — TSD1 Administration offices have moved to 1021 Pierce (at Eckhart Elementary) for the duration of the Middle School renovation.

 

Free lunch pickup for Trinidad kids

TRINIDAD — Students age 0-18 have the option of picking up free curb and go meals at Fisher’s Peak Elementary or Trinidad Middle School (Park Street). From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday – Thursday.

 

Hometown Pharmacy offers free delivery

TRINIDAD — Hometown Pharmacy will deliver your prescriptions for free (within 6 miles of the store) through April 30. Call us for more information: 719-845-0069 or visit www.htpcolorado.com .

 

Noah’s Ark hours of service change

TRINIDAD — At this time, NAAWA will remain open for adoptions, as well as for lost & found services Monday – Friday, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.; we will be closed Sundays & Saturdays. We will continue to help pets in our care find homes through adoption, continue to help lost and found pets, and continue to help pets in dire medical need. NAAWA will continue to regularly disinfect public space areas and surfaces throughout our campus. We urge you to keep your pets in your homes. If you have a pet that you need to surrender, we ask that you keep the pet in your home as long as possible. All owner surrender services are only provided by appointment by calling 719-680-2385, high emergency circumstances will be given top priority.

If you find a stray cat or dog after-hours, please contact the Trinidad Police Department at 719-846-4441. Our local police department can access our facility after-hours if a pet needs to come into shelter.

If you have an animal medical emergency, please contact one of our local veterinarian offices: Trinidad Animal Clinic 719- 846-3212 or Fisher’s Peak Vet Clinic 719-846-3211.

To protect the community and halt the spread of COVID- 19, we are suspending the following services: public vaccine & microchip clinics, community TNR programs, educational pro- grams, events & fundraisers, volunteer & useful public service programs, out of state transfer-in programs.

 

Mt. Carmel Weekly Wellness schedule

TRINIDAD — In an effort to minimize the COVID-19 exposure, we are offering the following FREE programs via Zoom video or call-in options. If you’re not already enrolled, and would like to join these virtual programs/classes call or email: Laura Jor- dan, 719-845-4894 or ljordan@mtcarmelcenter.org . Please note: Some of the class/program details may have changed since you attended them in person.

Many of these classes will continue through the end of April 2020 and many of them will be continued virtually into the unforeseen future. The Weekly Wellness Schedule will be emailed, you guessed it, weekly.

Monday 1:00 p.m. – Kid’s Crafts

https://us04web.zoom.us/j/538684549
Meeting ID: 538 684 549

5:30 p.m. – Health Talk (Immune Health repeated) https://us04web.zoom.us/j/538684549
Meeting ID: 538 684 549

Tuesday 8:00 a.m. – Get Strong (bodyweight training) https://us04web.zoom.us/j/538684549
Meeting ID: 538 684 549

5:15 p.m. – Stress Management https://us04web.zoom.us/j/538684549
Meeting ID: 538 684 549

Wednesday 8:00 a.m. – Mindfulness Mornings (breath work & gentle yoga) https://us04web.zoom.us/j/538684549
Meeting ID: 538 684 549

10:00 a.m. – Virtual Tai Chi Classes (Mon & Wed through April 29)
*Link:https://us04web.zoom.us/j/152726764 *Please note Tai Chi has a unique Zoom log-in link
Meeting ID: 152 726 764

5:00 p.m. – Tea Time – Grab a cup of tea, connect & discuss topics of interest
https://us04web.zoom.us/j/538684549
Meeting ID: 538 684 549

Thursday 8:00 a.m. – Get Strong (bodyweight training) https://us04web.zoom.us/j/538684549
Meeting ID: 538 684 549
5:15 p.m. – Stress Management https://us04web.zoom.us/j/538684549
Meeting ID: 538 684 549

Friday
8:00 a.m. – Mindfulness Mornings (breath work & gentle yoga) https://us04web.zoom.us/j/538684549
Meeting ID: 538 684 549

12:00 p.m. – Health Talks https://us04web.zoom.us/j/538684549
Meeting ID: 538 684 549

1:00 p.m. – Kid’s Karate – Parents, please register your child at the link provided, after which you will receive an email with the meeting link. Registration Link: https://us04web.zoom.us/meeting/ register/tJMvcuCprjwvF-oEYSCoJuzkM6ToZ8qQuw Meeting ID: 972-591-075

5:30 p.m. – Happy Hour – Connect & share with Mt. Carmel, family & friends while enjoying your favorite beverage https://us04web.zoom.us/j/538684549
Meeting ID: 538 684 549 Zoom Log-In or Call-In Instructions

Join Zoom Meeting by computer: Click on the link pro- vided or copy it to your browser. Once you do this you will be asked to install Zoom, continue to follow the instructions on your screen. Join Zoom Meetings by phone:
Dial by your location, +1 720 707 2699 US (Denver); One tap mo- bile +17207072699,538684549# US (Denver)

Cooking Matters and Cooking for Chronic Pain at Mt. Carmel will be rescheduled for a later date.

 

Care & Share distribution

TRINIDAD — The next care and share food distribution will be Wednesday, April 22, 10 am to 1:30 p.m. at Las Animas County Fairgrounds. 10-11:30 a.m. for seniors over 60, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. for income eligible residents. Contact COG at 719-845-1133 for more information.

 

Carnegie offerings during COVID-19

TRINIDAD — The Carnegie library is closed until at least the end of April but some of the monthly meetings and events will be held virtually. Keep checking the website newsletter link for details at: carnegiepubliclibrary.org; just click the Newsletter button on the home page, then click the link on the Newsletter page.

Diversity in the Coal Mines: remote meeting Thursday, April 30.

Free Legal Help: Please see the article on second page of newsletter.

Screenwriting Workshop: remote on Wednesday, April 22

Hitler’s Astrologer: remote on Thursday, April 23 One-on-one computer training: email us to set up a session:

trinidadpubliclibrary@gmail.com
These events are postponed: Book Readers Rock!, Carving

Club, One Book Colorado, Art Wall, Oral Histories, Tuesday’s Tots, Paws for Reading, Books for the Homebound

 

Las Animas restaurants offering take out

TRINIDAD — (Please call restaurant directly to confirm hours)

Big Daddy’s – (719) 422-8363

Brix Sports Bar – (719) 422-8273

Burger King – (719) 846-9445

Collie’s Pastries – (719) 846-2255

Domino’s – (719) 259-3030

El Rancho – (719) 846-9049

Family Seed II – (719) 845-8057

Fisher’s Peak Soup Kitchen – (719) 680-0427

Habanero’s – (719) 422-8190

KFC / Taco Bell – (719) 846-7723

Las Animas Grill – Now only offering home grocery delivery (720) 514 2025

Lee’s BBQ – (719) 846-7621

Mario’s Tacos – (719) 680-8589

McDonalds – (719) 846-3322

Mission At The Bell – (719) 845-1513

Moose’s – (719) 216-3517

Nana & Nano’s – (719) 846-2696

Perkatory Coffee – (719) 846-2014

Pizza Hut – (719) 846-2236

Red Neck Grill – (719) 422-8177

Sita’s Kitchen – (719) 859-5574

Sonic – (719) 845-0402

Starbucks – (719) 846-2246

Tequila’s – (719) 846-3514

The Cafe – (719) 846-7119

The Coal Stove – (719) 859-2692

The Coffee Can – (970) 220-4252

The Shopping Bag – (719) 868-2255

The Purple Toad – (719) 497-0320

Tony’s Diner – (719) 846-6000

Wendy’s – (719) 845-9143

Wonderful House – (719) 845-1888

 

Santa Fe Trail Festival update

TRINIDAD — Due to circumstances beyond our control the Trinidad & Las Animas Co. Chamber of Commerce has chosen to cancel Santa Fe Trail Festival for 2020. We are deeply saddened in this time with how COVID-19 has affected the world and recognize we do not know what tomorrow holds. All checks we have received will be returned in the next few weeks.

Our intention is to come back next year with a great celebration that marks the Bicentennial anniversary of the Santa Fe Trail. We thank you for your patience and understanding, wish all of you the best, and hope you stay safe and healthy.

 

COLFAX

Raton Senior Center — Closed for all activities. Meals will be available for pick-up and meal deliveries will continue.

 

Raton Public Service — Limited to drop box and drive up window also accepting online or telephone payments.

 

COVID statewide referral numbers

NEW MEXICO —These numbers are important for all New Mexicans.

EMPLOYMENT/INCOME
LOSS OR REDUCTION

• If you are unemployed/underemployed and need assistance: Department of Workforce Solutions Call Center 1-877-664-6984

• If you are a small business/employer and need assistance: Economic Development Department for Small Business = 1- 505-827-0300

 

FOOD ASSISTANCE

• If you need assistance obtaining food

a. School age children: Public Education Dept = 505-827-6683 b. Senior / Adult with disabilities:

i. Seniors Who Need Groceries or Meals = 1-800-432-2080 ii. Emotional Crisis, Mental Health, or Substance Abuse = 1-855-662-7474

• SNAP benefits: HSD/Income Support Division = 1-800- 283-4465
• WIC: Department of Health

a. WIC Questions on food or formula availability = 1-505- 469-0929
b. WIC Operations Manager = 1-505-819-7028
c. WIC General Questions = 1-866-867-3124

HEALTH INSURANCE

• If you need assistance obtaining health insurance: HSD/Medicaid = 1-800-283-4465
• If you are not eligible for Medicaid, you can apply for afford- able health insurance online at www.bewellnm.com or call 1- 855-996-6449

HOUSING

• If you need assistance with housing/utilities:
a. Housing–Mortgage Finance Authority (MFA) Emergency

Housing 1-800-444-6880
b. Utilities HSD Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Pro-

April 16, 2020 www.WorldJournalNewspaper.com World Journal Page 3

gram 1-888-523-0051

FAMILY & MISC.

• If you need assistance with childcare: 1-800-691-9067 NM Kids Child Care Resource Center
• If you have complaints about facilities not closing: 505-469- 2940/505-629-2845

• If you want to volunteer or need a volunteer: 505-476-2200

 

Medicine Shoppe offers free delivery

RATON — Medicine Shoppe will deliver your prescriptions for free (within 6 miles of the store) through April 30. Call us for more information: 575-445-0075 or visit www.medicine- shoppe.com/1387.

 

Need help with pet food?

RATON — For short-term, emergency assistance, the Raton Humane Society sponsors a Pet Food Bank. Supplies include free food for cats and dogs, kitty litter, and bedding. Call the Raton Animal Shelter at 575-445-8640 or visit the shelter at 448 Hereford Avenue. If necessary, call dispatch, 445-2704, and ask to have the animal control officer meet you at the shelter. To donate supplies, follow the procedure. Shelter hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4:30 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday to 9 a.m.

 

Rural Development offices open for business by phone

SANTA FE — USDA Rural Development in New Mexico is working to ensure the safety, security, and health of the public and our employees while continuing to provide excellent cus- tomer service. Consistent with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidance on limiting the spread of COVID-19 through social distancing, we are now in enterprise- wide remote operational status. USDA Rural Development is open for business via telephone and email and we look for- ward to continuing our vital work supporting you our customers who live and work in rural America.

Please know the New Mexico Rural Development team will continue delivering programs and offering the highest level of customer service. Customers and stakeholders can reach employees using the contact information below.

Contact us by phone:
New Mexico State Office: 505-761-4950

Albuquerque Field Office 505-761-4950

Aztec Field Office 505-334-3090 Extension #4

Las Cruces Field Office 575-522-8775 Extension #4

Las Vegas Field Office 505-425-3594 Extension #4

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