Upcoming Events for week of April 22, 2020

THROUGHOUT OUR WORLD

Online Borderlands Talk: The 1918 Flu in Southern Colorado

OUR WORLD — Join us on Zoom tonight, Thursday, April 23, 6 p.m. as we move our great history talks online. In this new, participatory format we will hear from Maria Sanchez-Tucker of the Santa Fe Public Library for about 25 minutes and engage in discussion afterward.

Sanchez-Tucker will present on the 1918 Spanish Influenza in southern Colorado and Pueblo. The event is free and open to the public. Register for this meeting https://zoom.us/webinar/register/53158682

98171/WN_6be_6aL9RViSDVt_yksMSQ Please consider supporting the Borderlands Lecture Series by contributing at http://coloradogives.org/CommunityMuseumsOnline. Our Online Borderlands Lecture Series is generously supported by the Sangre de Cristo National Heritage Area.

 

Online Borderlands Talk: Cinco de Mayo

OUR WORLD — Join us Thursday, April 30, 6 p.m. on Zoom as we move our great history talks online. In this new, participatory format we will hear from Dr. David Hayes-Bautista, professor of Public Health and Medicine, and director of the Center for Latino Health & Culture at the School of Medicine at UCLA.

Dr. Hayes-Bautista will discuss Cinco de Mayo — a holiday commemorating the Mexican victory over the French at Puebla in 1862. He will explain why the holiday is not Mexican at all, but rather an American one, created by Latinos in California during the mid-nineteenth century. Hayes-Bautista will examine how the meaning of Cinco de Mayo has shifted over time and how it continues to reflect the aspirations of a community that is engaged, empowered, and expanding.

The event is free and open to the public. Register for this meeting at:

https://zoom.us/webinar/register/1315 869817355/WN_mFrUUGjjTCm4wxWzhBkYfw

Please consider supporting the Borderlands Lecture Series by contributing at http://coloradogives.org/CommunityMuseumsOnline. Our Online Borderlands Lecture Series is generously supported by the Sangre de Cristo National Heritage Area

 

Respond to the 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 between 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 available, if needed. Remember: Respond to the 2020 Census to #ShapeYourFuture.

 

HUERFANO

MoF “Earth” show postponed

WALsEnBURG — The annual Earth show at Museum of Friends is postponed until MoF is reopened. The annual EARTH Exhibition will happen, just when is the question? All of the artists in the show are busily working at home as all of us try to remain safe, not spread the virus and keep active. We will keep you informed as our plans continue to evolve. We also would like you to know how incredible our community is – as we learn new technologies to help keep us together, focused and working collaboratively as one. We have met with many partners, colleagues, supporters via Zoom, telephone and email to discuss how we are, how we are getting along throughout this challenging time, and importantly how will the cultural, hospitality and tourism sector continue to provide services during the shutdown? One way is to collaborate with others to learn new available technologies capable of delivering programs while we continue to be safe and protect our clientele.

 

Water Conservancy District Board meeting

hUERFAnO COUntY — The next meeting of the Huerfano County Water Conservancy District will be held remotely by GoTo Meeting Monday, April 27, 6 p.m.. A draft agenda and login information for the meeting are available on the HCWCD website at: www.hcwcd.net . The public is welcome to join.

 

SSCOG (AAA) Senior Services and Care & Share

Huerfano County — The Agency on Aging coordinates food distribution in Huerfano and Las Animas Counties and is provided through South Central Council of Governments. All Agency on Aging programs are for residents 60 years or older, assessments and reservations required. Please make reservations/cancellations one day in advance. Call 719-738-1182 or 719-738-2205 for assessments, reservations, and questions.

Take out lunch meals are provided in Walsenburg Monday through Friday at the Huerfano County Community Center. Also available are homebound meal deliveries Monday through Friday in Walsenburg and Tuesday and Friday in La Veta.

Wednesday, April 29, 11 am there will be a Care & Share emergency distribution at the Huerfano County Community Center/County Workshop 11 am until the food is gone. Please do not show up too early, bring a pen, and stay in your vehicle. Please wear a mask. A regular Care and Share distribution will be held Tuesday, May 12, 11 am until food is gone at the Huerfano County Community Center/County Workshop.

 

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 available 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 regard- less if they are enrolled in RE-1.

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.

 

Huerfano take out

LA VETA —

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

Corners Diner—(719) 742-3361

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

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

new hours! paradise Coffee—(719) 742- 3680 Thursday – Monday 6:30 am – 2 pm

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

 

WALsEnBURG —

A&W—(719) 738-3960 7 am-9 pm

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

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

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

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

Crafty Canary Brewery—(719) 890-1113

First Choice Deli— 738-3200, 7 am-9 pm

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

h&h Cafe—(719) 890-1651 7 am-3 pm

La plaza inn— (719) 738-5700 11 am-9 pm Tues. – Sat.

Nando’s Bar & Grill— 738-2730, 11 am-3 pm

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

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

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

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

 

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 in- formation: 719-738-1130 .

 

Internet activities for kids and adults

hUERFAnO — Here are a few fun pages you can follow 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 (some- times 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. INVITE YOUR PEEPS! Let’s see how many people the world over we can get to howl in one night!”

Colorado parks & Wildlife: www.face- book.com/ColoradoParksandWildlife/

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, Wednesday, and Friday!, https://www.facebook.com/JacksonLakeSP/

scenic highway of Legends tour (For All Ages):

https://travelstorys.com/tours/105/High- way%20of%20Legends

Brains On! A science podcast for Kids and Curious Adults: https://www.brainson.org/

But Why? A podcast for Kids, npR: https://www.npr.org/podcasts/474377890/but-why-a-podcast-for-curious-kids

stuff You should Know (some not suited For Children): https://www.iheart.com/podcast/105-stuff- you-should-know-26940277/

serial, investigative Journalism podcast (Adults): https://serialpodcast.org/

 

HOW leaf and limb 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

Carnegie’s COVID offerings

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: www.carnegiepubliclibrary.org; just click the Newsletter button on the home page, then click the link on the Newsletter page.

hitler’s Astrologer: remote on Thursday, April 23, 2 to 4 p.m.

Diversity in the Coal Mines: remote meeting Thursday, April 30, 3 to 4 p.m..

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

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

 

Friday Night Solidarity in Sight and Sound

tRiniDAD — Please join us every Friday Night at 8 pm in “Solidarity In Sight and Sound”. At 8 pm from your residence, your driveway or front yard we would ask that for 1 minute you shine a light, wave a flag, honk a horn, sing a song or play an instrument so that the whole city can hear you; hear your neighbors, your friends, your family.

Even though we are all apart during this time, we as a community have never been closer together. Each one of us is fighting the same battle, feeling the same worries and fear, missing our loved ones.

The Trinidad Police Department would like our community to know that you are not alone…we are not alone! Of course, we would ask everyone to practice social distancing and no fireworks or firearms should be used to make a noise, this event is about all of us coming together for 1 minute to let us all know that we are ok and that we as a community will be ok.

 

Food pantry in Segundo

sEGUnDO — For those in need during this crisis situation, we invite you to come visit our food pantry on Wednesdays from 10 a.m. – 12 noon at The Lord’s Chapel Segundo

 

SSCOG (AAA) Senior Services and Care & Share

LAs AniMAs COUntY — The Agency on Aging coordinates food distribution in Huerfano and Las Animas Counties and is provided through South Central Council of Governments. All area Agency on Aging programs are for residents 60 years or older, assessments and reservations required. Please make reservations/cancellations one day in advance at 719-846-3336. Call 719-845-1133 ext 208 or ext. 225 for assessments and questions.

Take out lunch meals are provided in Trinidad Monday through Friday at the Sayre Senior Center. Also available are homebound meal deliveries Monday through Friday in Trinidad and Tuesday and Thursday in Aguilar.

There will be a regular Care & Share distribution Thursday, April 28, 12 to 3 pm at 125 E. Main Street. This distribution is for Aguilar/Ludlow area residents only (proof of residency required). Every Thursday, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. there will be an emergency food distribution for those in dire need.

Friday, May 1, 10 a.m. there will be a Care & Share emergency distribution at the Las Animas Fairgrounds. Please do not open the gates if they are closed. The regular distribution will be Wednesday, May 20, 10 to 11:30 a.m. for seniors and 11:30 to 1:30 p.m. for all eligible residents. Primero distribution will be Tuesday, May 19 and at Kim/Branson, Thursday, May 21. The regular Aguilar distribution will be Tuesday, May 26, 12 to 3 p.m. at 125 E. Main Street. For all distributions, please do not show up too early, bring a pen, and stay in your vehicle. please wear a mask.

 

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 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

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 programs, events & fundraisers, volunteer & useful public service programs, out of state transfer-in programs.

 

Las Animas 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 Ministerial Alliance Food Distribution

RAtOn — The next food distribution will be Friday, April 24, 10 a.m. until supplies are gone, everyone is welcome at City Market building, 907 S. 2nd Street.

Please stay in your vehicle, this is a no- contact drive-through event to follow the so- cial distancing safety guidelines, thank you!

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 #s

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 Di- vision = 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 affordable health insurance online at www.bewellnm.com or call 1-855-996-6449

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• 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 Program 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’s 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.medicineshoppe.com/1387.

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