Upcoming Events for week of August 8, 2019

Throughout our world Host an Exchange Student!

OUR WORLD — ASSE International Student Exchange Programs, a highly respected, non-profit, public-benefit organization, is seeking local host families for high school boys and girls from France, Germany, Italy, Thailand, China, and the former Soviet Republics. Students are anxiously awaiting word on who their host families will be for the 2019/20 academic school year. Host families provide room, board, and guidance for a teenager(s) living thousands of miles from home. Couples, single parents, and families with or without children in the home are all encouraged to apply.

The exchange students arrive from their home country to begin the 2019/20 school year. Each ASSE student is fully insured, brings his/her own personal spending money and expects to bear his/her share of household responsibilities, as well as being included in normal family activities and lifestyles. ASSE students are selected based on academics and personality and host families can choose their student from a wide variety of backgrounds, countries and personal interests.

ASSE students are enthusiastic and are excited to experience American culture while they practice their English. They also share their own culture and language with their host families. Host families welcome these students into their family, not as a guest, but as a family member, giving everyone involved a rich cultural experience.

If you are interested in opening your home and sharing your family life with a young person from abroad, please call (800) 733-2773, go online at www.ASSEhosts.com or email as- seusawest@asse.com



Dorcas Circle seeks volunteers!

WALSENBURG — Dorcas Circle Food Pantry needs more volunteers! It serves hungry folks in our area with free, available, near-expiration food. Able-bodied volunteers are needed to serve 2-3 hour shifts on Tuesday and Thursday between 9 am and 4 pm to pick up boxes and hand out the door, in a pleasant way. Call 738-1176 or 738-2291 or show up to talk to MaryAnn. Open 10 am to 4 pm, Tuesday and Thursday, 911 South Main.


2019 Huerfano County Fair

LA VETA — 2019 Huerfano County Fair Schedule of events: Thursday August 8

Rabbit, Poultry & Cat————–8:00am Sheep, Goat Show—————– 1:00pm Swine Show———————— 6:30pm

Friday August 09

FFA Breakfast————–7:00am-9:00am Horse Show———————–10:00am Ag Coalition Dinner-——4:30-6:00pm Gymkhana–CANCELLED–—-6:00pm

Saturday August 10

Beef Show————————— 9:00am
Bottle Baby Class —————–11:00am
Round Robin Showmanship—–1:00pm
Small Animal Round Robin—-to follow
Open Class, General Exhibits Removed
from Barn————————— 4:00pm
Dance Family Fun Night in Rodeo Arena–5:00pm

Sunday August 11

Cowboy Church (Arena, weather permitting)–10:00am Buyers Dinner———————11:30am
Livestock Sale———————–2:00pm


Call for artists and visitors at the Art and Flower show

CUCHARA — The new Cuchara Art and Flower Show will be Saturday, August 10, 10 am to 4 pm and Sunday, August 11, 1 to 4 pm at the Cuchara Community Center.

Artists: This 2-dimensional only commission-free show is all about celebrating your talents and skills. Artwork will be taken today, August 8, 9 am to 2 pm at the Cuchara Community Center. Limit, five pieces from each category.

Flowers: We are bringing back flowers to the show with- with the Cuchara Art and Flower Show. Want a flower arrangement in the show? Bring them in! Want to sell them? That’s good too!

Questions? Contact Bruce Johnson, at 678-698-4666 or bswanjohnson@gmail.com


Family Game Night at LV Mercantile

LA VETA — Come join your friends and neighbors tonight, Thursday, August 8, 7 pm for Family Board Games with our fearless leader, John Costea. Beer, wine, soda, coffee, snacks available; music, and GAMES are FREE!


Encaustic with Tanya White at LVSA

LA VETA — Have fun exploring collage, wax, and oils Friday, August 9. In two hours, Tanya will help you complete two different encaustic techniques and make several homemade cards and create beautiful images on a board. La Veta School of Arts, 105 W. Ryus.


Ag Appreciation BBQ

LA VETA — The Ag Appreciation BBQ will be held Friday, Au- gust 9, 4 to 6 pm in the Huerfano County 4-H barn. This dinner is open to any person involved in agriculture in Huerfano County-NOT JUST RANCHERS. KSPK will again have a re- mote radio broadcast during the BBQ. In addition we are pleased to have entertainment by the “Apache Creek Fiddlers”. No charge for the meal, but a charitable donation is accepted. Come join in good food, good music and good times.


Wilderness Stewards trail work celebrates Smokey Bear’s 75th Birthday!

CORDOVA PASS — Friday, August 9, 10 am to 3 pm the Spanish Peaks Wilderness Stewards will work on the trails at Cordova Pass to celebrate Smokey Bear’s 75th Birthday.

The trails may include Apishapa, Wahatoya, or West Peak. There will be a birthday celebration for Smokey Bear with delicious cupcakes made by the Ryus Avenue Bakery. Horseback volunteers to groom trails for backcountry riders are welcome. SPWS is a joint project of the San Carlos Ranger District of the U.S. Forest Service and La Veta Trails. We recruit volunteers using hand tools to groom trails in the Spanish Peaks Wilderness Area. Contact russellm9999@gmail.com to sign up for the trail work and obtain directions.


Boating for kids and wildlife program at Lathrop

WALSENBURG — Friday, August 9, 2 to 5 pm at Martin Lake boat dock area Ranger Spencer Gerk will present “Beginner Boating for Kids.” Gerk and Ranger Don Derowitsch will demonstrate proper safety practices for a variety of water craft. Kids then can create their own Boater safety t-shirts. T-shirts can be made at the Visitor Center between 2 & 7 pm.

Saturday evening, August 10, 7 pm at the Piñon Camp- ground Amphitheater District Wildlife Manager Travis Sauder presents Hides & Horns, a study of regional wildlife.

In the event of rain, the Saturday evening presentation will be moved to the Visitor Center.

As always, any vehicle in the State Park must display a park pass. If you would like to attend but don’t have a park pass, remember you may check one out of either Spanish Peaks Library or La Veta Library for up to one week.


Tom Munch at the La Veta Mercantile

LA VETA — Tom Munch returns to the LV Mercantile Friday, August 9, 7 pm. Munch has brought a blend of Southwest- Folk-Jazz to Southern Colorado’s music scene for over 3 decades. His versatility is seen in an impressive repertoire of some 3000 songs and includes jazz standards, western, folk, classic rock, R&B, children’s, and rare historic songs, and originals. Tom finds the heart of each song and performs with a love of music and respect for his audience, whether it be in a concert setting or for his weekly work with Alzheimer’s patients. Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 day of show. Please visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/570565316761129/ for more info.


Stonewall Century Ride

LA VETA — The annual Stonewall Century Ride will be held Saturday, August 10. Ride the Highway of Legends (Colorado State Highway 12) 102 miles from La Veta to Segundo and back; or turn around at any time! This is an annual fundraiser for the La Veta and Stonewall Fire Protection Districts. Registration information at www.spcycling.org. Packet pickup Friday, August 9, 4-9 pm, at the La Veta United Methodist Church, 416 S Main St, or at the La Veta Town Park (W Ryus Ave) the morning of the ride. Proceeds from the ride go to nonprofits, with the vast majority (over 90%) to the La Veta and Stonewall fire departments. The theme this year is: “Fire- fighters + Community + Stronger together.” Support the community and register for the ride. Registration information is at www.spcycling.org.


Tai Chi visiting performers at LVSA

LA VETA — Visiting T’ai Chi performers will be demonstrating the “Long Jian” sword form, and performing and discus- sing the foundations for Tao Gung forms and exercises. Everyone is welcome Saturday, August 10, 10 am at The La Veta School of the Arts. For more information, call Peggy Zehring at 719-742-3421 or e-mail <LVArtSchool @yahoo.com>.


Casting call for Carol Burnett Tribute Show at FCPA

LA VETA — You’ve always wanted to do this…now is your chance! Come to the Francisco Center for the Performing Arts Saturday, August 10, 2 pm and try out. We need men and women. The show will run September 26-29. Call Bruce for any questions: 678-698-4666.


Spanish Peaks Pioneer Endurance ride

LA VETA — A horseback endurance event will be held Saturday, August 10 through Monday, August 12 at SoCo Endurance. This 3-day pioneer event features fun rides, LDs, and 50s each day. Traditional “Whole Hog Hootenanny” will take place Saturday afternoon with live music. For more information, please visit socoendurance.com


LVSA “Introduction to Comics”

LA VETA — The La Veta School of the Arts is offering a two day workshop, “Introduction To Comics” with Instructor Rachel Schneider Saturday and Sunday, August 10 and 11. The Tuition is $150.

This class is an intro to comics, graphic novels, and web- comics. Students will begin by learning a brief history of this form of storytelling. Then, using the basic steps of starting and making little graphic novels or comic books, students bring their own story ideas to life.

Rachael Schneider recently graduated from Colorado State University in Ft. Collins, CO with a Bachelors Degree in Fine Art focusing in electronic art. She has taught children’s art classes at LVSA and has a webcomic. All classes take place at LVSA across from town park in La Veta. For information call 719.742.5193, email LVArtSchool@yahoo.com, or check our website at www.theLVSA.org.


Kids bike helmet decorating event

LA VETA — Come out for the kids cool helmet decorating event Saturday, August 10, 9-11 am, at 213 S Main Street on the private, outdoor deck. Spanish Peaks Outfitters, The Painted Horse, and local artist and bike enthusiast, Gary Weston, are hosting this FREE event. Kids, along with their parents or a guardian over 18, need to bring along their bicycle helmet. We provide stickers, paint pens, stencils and other cool mediums to decorate a helmet. If it is cool, they will wear it! (This is the first in a series of 4 events).


JMHS Panther Brigade concert and BBQ Saturday 1 to 4 pm

WALSENBURG — Come celebrate the new school year with the John Mall High School Panther Brigade Saturday, August 10, 1 to 6 pm! We will be marching to Lathrop State Park and finishing with a concert on the lake shore!

This concert will feature our new pep band tunes and our new field show music entitled “Geometrics”! This is a FREE event for the whole family hosted by Huerfano Re-1 Music Department. Come enjoy some music and some sun!


Darrin Kobetich at Deerprint

LA VETA — Fort Worth, Texas-based solo acoustic guitar master Darrin Kobetich will be performing Saturday, August 10, 6 pm at Deerprint Wine & Bistro. Kobetich classifies his sound as “ambient delta raga thrash grass,” but that’s just scratching the surface. Kobetich has performed for us the past three summers with the amazing “Skunk Grass” band, Boxcar Bandits. This year he brings us a solo performance with unique styles ranging from Eastern to Blue Grass and Rock to Metal. Join us for an evening of a wide range of talent! Tickets available at the Deerprint website.


Community celebration at LV Mercantile

LA VETA — A free community party will be held Saturday, August 10, 7 pm at the Mercantile, 300 S. Main with Starburn, a ’60s and ’70s five piece dance band from Colorado Springs (see https//starburnrocks.com ). Doors open at 6 with music from 7 to 10. No cover, no cost, cash bar. All to celebrate Anne and Tom’s marriage. Saturday, August 10 from 7 to 10 at the Mercantile in La Veta, Starburn will be playing at a free, no cover concert/dance party. Starburn is a five piece ’60s and ’70s rock and roll band out of Colorado Springs ( https://star- burnrocks.com ). This free event with a cash bar is open to all as a community party. Call the Merc at (719) 742-3387 for more information.


Annual meeting of the FOL

LA VETA — The annual meeting of the friends of the La Veta Public Library will be held Monday, August 12, 2:30 pm at the La Veta Library. All are welcome!


August Care ‘n Share

WALSENBURG — The August Care ‘n Share food distribution for Huerfano County will be Tuesday, August 13, 10 to about 11:30 am at Delaney Hall on E 7th. Bring proper ID and bags or box for food. Food passed out on first come first serve basis. “This institution is an equal opportunity provider.”


Free legal clinic at Spanish Peaks Library

WALSENBURG — A free legal clinic for parties who have no attorney, will be featured from 4 to 5 pm on the second Tues- day of each month at the Spanish Peaks Library, 415 Walsen Avenue. The next clinic will be Tuesday, August 13. By computer link, volunteer attorneys will answer questions, help fill out forms, and explain the process and procedure for all areas of civil litigation, including family law, property law, probate law, collections, appeals, landlord-tenant law, small claims, veterans issues, and civil protection orders. Walk-ins are wel- come, and everyone will be helped on a first-come, first-served basis.

Upcoming 2019 dates: August 13; September 10; October 8; November 12; December 10.


Gardner potlucks now on Tuesdays

GARDNER — Join us on Tuesday evenings 5 to 8 pm at the community center. Bring a dish and music to share, help set up/and or clean up, or just gift us with your presence! Bring your ownplates and utensiles. Call Harlene at 331-3796 if you plan to come after 7, as sometimes we’re out of there by then but will be happy to wait for you!


Huerfano County Republican Party meeting

WALSENBURG — The Huerfano County Republican Committee will meet Tuesday, August 13, 6 pm at La Plaza Inn, 118 W. 6th St. for its monthly meeting. All registered Republicans are invited to attend.

After our meeting, please join us for a no-host dinner at La Plaza Inn. Come early at 5:30 pm for a meet and greet, and we will see you there.


Eliza Gilkyson at the La Veta Mercantile

LA VETA — Two-time grammy-nominated singer/songwriter Eliza Gilkyson will be performing Wednesday, August 14, 7 pm at La Veta Mercantile. Gilkyson has become one of the most respected musicians in folk, roots, and American circles. She has been featured on NPR, Austin City Limits, and Mountain Stage. She has toured worldwide as a solo artist and in support of performers such as Richard Thompson, Patty Grif- fin, Mary Chapin Carpenter, and Dan Fogelberg. Tickets are $20 in advance, $22 day of show. Please visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/339686810070085/ for more info.


Ecstatic Dance at LV Mercantile

LA VETA — Come and quiet your inner and outer dialogue and enjoy your own personal exploration of body movement, while listening to some fun rhythms for an awesome experience Thursday, August 15, 7 to 10 pm at La Veta Mercantile. Whether you feel moved to have a big dance workout, or an inward journey, there is no judgement, low lights, and no talk- ing, so you have absolute permission to be danced as the music moves you individually. Wear comfortable clothing, leave your inner critic at the door. $5 donation encouraged. For more information: 719-742-3387


The Rifters at Uptop

UPTOP — Come up to Old La Veta Pass to enjoy this favorite band Friday, August 16, 7 pm. Come up early with a picnic and see inside the old historic buildings. Bring snacks, drinks, chair, jacket…& your dancing shoes. The old Dance Hall awaits you! $25 at the door.


The Dog Days of Cuchara

CUCHARA — Join us on August 17th for The Dog Days of Cuchara street party & parade! Enjoy a dog parade, dog races, caricature drawings with your pet, face painting, silent auction, and corn hole tournament. All proceeds raised from the dog jog and silent auction will go to Los Huerfanos Animal Welfare! Bring your dog, dress up like a dog, wear a crazy hat, anything goes! See you August 17th in Cuchara!

9:30- Dog Jog

Sign up at the welcome center on main street starting at 9am. $15.00 (12 & Under) $30.00 per Adult. Line up with your dog on a leash at 9:15am in front of the Cuchara Coun- try Store. All proceeds go to Los Huerfanos Animal Welfare.

9:30 – Silent Auction

Sign up to win fantastic gifts made by local artists during our silent auction. The auction will close at 2:30 and the winners will be announced before the corn hole tourna- ment. All proceeds will be donated to LHAWA.

11:00 – Parade

Line up behind the Cuchara Inn at 10:30. Parade theme is “The Dog Days of Cuchara”. All individuals, floats, horses, vehicles, and organizations are welcome to participate.

12:00 – Dog Races

Race your fastest little dog and fastest big dog on main street for a prize! Fastest little dog must be 20lbs and under, fastest big dog must be 21lbs and over.

12:00 – Lunch Buffet

Lunch buffets will be available to purchase at The Dog Bar & Grill and at The Timbers Restaurant starting at noon while supplies last!

1:00 – Cuchara Ninja Dog

Race with your dog through the ninja dog obstacle course. All children and any size dog are welcome, join us on main street! No special talents required!

2:00 – Go Fetch

Calling all retrievers! See who can fetch the best in this fun competition! Join us in front of the Cuchara Inn. Best dog wins!

3:00 – Corn Hole Tournament at The Dog Bar

Pre-register at the Bachman & Associates office or at The Dog Bar & Grill by 2:00 the day of the event! Limited to 40 teams, sign up quick! $25.00 per team. The first $500 raised will go to Los Huerfanos Animal Welfare! Yeti coolers will be given to the winning team full of swag!

For more info: Louise 719-742-3960 or LaRissa 808-936- 0663 Bring your Dog! Dress up Like a Dog! Wear a Crazy Hat! Anything Goes!

Thank you to our sponsors: All Seasons, Bachman & Associates, Code of the West, Cuchara County Store, The Dog Bar & Grill, Cuchara Cabin & Condo Rental, Cucharas River B&B, Cuchara Vacation Rentals, Dakota Dukes, Midnight Wolf, and Mama Dukes Jewelry.


LVSA workshop: Drawing and painting from the figure

LA VETA — The La Veta School of the Arts is offering “Draw- ing and Painting from the Figure” with Instructor Paula Little Saturday and Sunday, August 17 and 18. The tuition is $150 (plus lab fee of $20 payable to instructor at beginning of class.) All levels of experience are welcome. Students will be joyfully drawing with charcoal from a costumed model in the mornings, and painting the model with acrylic or watercolor in the afternoons. Learn perspective, drawing techniques, and expressive painting techniques through spatial observations. Lab fee pays for models.

Paula Little studied at Choinard Art School and Art Center in LA, Minneapolis Institute of the Arts, and received a BFA from CSUN in CA. She has taken many workshops, received an award from American Impressionist Society, and has exhibited in many shows including a one woman show at CC Gallagher’s, Catalina, CA. Her work is published in the book “Plein-Air Painters of New Mexico and can be seen at the Marketplace Gallery in Trinidad, CO and at CC Gallagher’s. All Classes take place at LVSA across from town park in La Veta. For information call 719.742.5193, email LVArtSchool@yahoo.com, or check our website at www.theLVSA.org.


In Memoriam: A Gathering to Celebrate Katharine Emsden’s Life

LA VETA — The La Veta community is invited to join with family and friends to honor, reflect upon, and celebrate the in- spiring life of long-time resident Katharine Emsden Saturday, August 17, 4 to 6 pm at the Mercantile, 300 S. Main, La Veta.


Navajo Ranch HOA picnic

LA VETA — The annual picnic for the Navajo Ranch HOA will be Saturday, August 17, 12 pm to 3 pm at the La Veta Town Park shelterhouse. This event is open to all property owners and other residents of Navajo Ranch. Come meet your neighbors and bring guests. The HOA will supply fried chicken, drinks, and tableware. Bring a dish to share.


SPAWP annual meeting

LA VETA — Spanish Peaks Alliance for Wildfire Protection (SPAWP) is holding their annual meeting with election of officers Saturday, August 24, 1 pm at the LaVeta Fire Department. The speaker will be Paul Gomez Fire Captain and fire investigator Huerfano County. His topic is the Spring Fire. For info., call 505-249-7715.


Old Fashioned Ice Cream Socials

LA VETA/WALSENBURG — The Sangre de Cristo Vocal Arts Ensemble invites you to two Good Old Fashioned Ice Cream Socials and Music Fests. Come create your own dream ice cream sundae and enjoy some snap-happy music at the same time! Your free-will love offering will help us pay for new risers and sound equipment. The La Veta United Methodist Church will host the Ice Cream Social on Saturday, August 24, 2:30 to 4 pm, and St. Mary Church in Walsenburg will host the Ice Cream Social on Sunday, August 25, 2:30 to 4 pm. For more information, call Kalima 719—742-5333.


SPACe Photography Show

LA VETA — The 2019 Annual Photography Show is now at SPACe, 132 W. Ryus, in La Veta. The Gallery is open Tues-Fri- day 11 – 4; Sat. 10 – 4; Sunday 12 – 4; Closed Mondays. The show will be on display until August 24.


Secret places historic Walsenburg tour

WALSENBURG — Seven historic buildings, each with a secret in its past, will be visited by those on the Secret Places of Walsenburg tour Saturday, August 24. Registration begins at 9:30 am, in Heritage Park, at the railroad depot, 400 Main. No advance registrations will be taken. The fee is $10 per person. Children are free with an adult. The tour begins at 10 am and ends at 12 noon back at the depot.

Members of the Huerfano County Historical Society, wearing period hats, will guide small groups along the route and tell stories about other fascinating buildings. From 1896 through the Depression years of the 1930s, each site figures into Walsenburg history in a significant way.

The tour will cover six blocks and alleys, away from Main Street, and stops will be made at seven sites. ADA ramps are available at six of the sites. One site has five entry steps and no ramp. Restrooms will be available. For further information contact Historical Society board members, or call the Heritage Center 719-738-2346, huerfanoheritagecenter@outlook.com or contact Carolyn Newman carlynewmn@aol.com 719-738-2840.


Paul J. Foster’s watercolors

LA VETA — The La Veta Gallery on Main presents artwork from Paul J. Foster, a signature member of the Colorado Watercolor Society. The show will run through August 20. Visit www.lavetagalleryonmain.com for more information.


Kent Nerburn writing retreat cancelled

LA VETA — Sandy Dolak reports that the Huajatolla Heritage Foundation (HHF) will have to cancel the workshop with Kent Nerburn which was scheduled for September 14 and 15. A minimum number of registrants were needed to make this happen but as of August 1st, that minimum had not been met. Refunds have been issued to those pre-registered. Even though Kent Nerburn won’t be here, HHF has another event planned for September 14th in La Veta that will be awesome and FREE. Watch for the announcement in the Events section of the World Journal in the next few weeks.



Nim, Tangrams, & other math games

TRINIDAD — Come to the Carnegie Library today, Thursday, August 8, 3 – 4 pm for some mind stretching games. These activities are open to teens and adults. Exercise your mind with two ancient, math-related games that are great fun to play!


Artist’s Reception for Blue Show

TRINIDAD — A reception for the Blue Show will be held Friday, August 9, 5 to 8 pm at Corazon Gallery, 149 E. Main. Call or visit 719-846-0207; www.croazongallery.org for more information. The show will run from Friday, August 9 through Sunday, September 22.


Music on the Lawn at THM

TRINIDAD — Enjoy free live music on the west lawn of the Bloom Mansion at the Trinidad History Museum, 120 S Chest- nut St., Friday, August 9, 6 pm. This week is Elliot Baker Band. Food and drink available for purchase. Bring a camp chair or picnic blanket! For more info call 719-846-7217.


Wiskey Creek at Spanish Peaks Inn

AGUILAR —Our special dinner on Friday August 9 is chicken fried steak. Saturday, August 8, 8 pm to midnight, Wiskey Creek will be playing; $5 cover charge. Food and drink will be available for purchase. Call 719-941-4288. The Spanish Peaks Inn is located at 22590 CR 41.6, Aguilar, CO 81020.


Trinidad Health and Resource Fair

TRINIDAD — Join RMSER staff and community partners to get ready for the new school year Saturday, August 10, 10 am to 2 pm at 513 Alta Street. FREE HEALTH SCREENINGS for RMSER students. Connect with resources in your community. Hosted by Rocky Mountain SER.


Trinidad Elks Lodge Gun Show

TRINIDAD — The annual Elks Lodge gun show will be held Saturday, August 10, 9 am to 5 pm and Sunday, August 11, 9 am to 4 pm at Trinidad Elks Lodge 181, 120 S Maple Street, $5 admission. All applicable state and federal laws strictly en- forced. For more info call 719-859-1069.


“Camp Broadway” performance

TRINIDAD —There will be two performances of a play written and performed by members of two week SCRT Theater Camp Saturday, August 10, 2 pm or Sunday, August 11, 6 pm at Massari Theater (corner of State and Pine Streets).


National Night Out

TRINIDAD — Trinidad Police Department, the Colorado State Patrol, Colorado Department of Wildlife, Las Animas Sheriff’s office, and Trinidad Fire invite the public to National Night Out, Saturday, August 10, 4 to 10 pm at Central Park, a fun night with free family friendly activities, free food and prizes, school supply drive, bike raffle, movie after dark (“The Sand- lot”), and first responder bingo. Contact Officer Temple Young and Officer Courtney Festi at 719-846-2993


Philosophy Cafe at the Carnegie

TRINIDAD — The next Philosophy Cafe will be held Monday, August 12, 5 to 6 pm at the Carnegie Public Library. If you enjoy contemplating what we are and why we’re here, join us for this facilitated discussion. Everyone welcome!


FREE legal help at Carnegie

TRINIDAD — The next free legal clinic at the Carnegie Public Library will be Tuesday, August 13, 3 to 4 pm. Patrons can have a private video conference with an attorney, here at the library. Call the library at 719-846-6841, or come in to sign up in advance. Normally, there will be four, fifteen minute sessions to discuss civil matters only.


TSD-1 Health and Resource Fair

TRINIDAD — Trinidad School District 1 present s a free Health and Resource Fair for Trinidad Area Families Wednesday, August 14, 6 to 8 pm at the Trinidad Middle School New Gym. Email darby.shier@trinidad.k12.co.us for more infor.


August Chamber luncheon

TRINIDAD — The community is cordially invited to the Au- gust 2019 Chamber Luncheon Wednesday, August 21, 12 pm at TSJC Pioneer Room. The sponsor for our August luncheon will be Sangre de Cristo Hospice, celebrating 35 years in Southern Colorado. Sangre de Cristo Hospice is the only legacy non-profit provider that has been serving Southern Colorado for more than 30 years. They will be highlighting their partnership with home health. Sangre de Cristo Hospice is dedicated to serving the underserved communities in Southern Colorado. If you would like to know more visit https://www.sangre.org/.

The menu for the meal is Chicken Fried Steak, sour cream mashed potatoes, roasted carrots, salad, rolls and chocolate cream pie for dessert. for $12 per person. You must RSVP by August 14. Please send your RSVP through email to tlacchamber@outlook.com, or niciatlaccc@gmail.com. You could also contact the office to RSVP at 719-846-9285.


Volunteer training for Sangre de Cristo Hospice

TRINIDAD — Sangre de Cristo Hospice will have an all day volunteer training Friday, August 16, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm at the Hospice office, 1202 E. Main. To register or for more information call or visit: 719-846-3060, www.socohospice.org. Free lunch included during the training.


Football Camp

TRINIDAD — The 2019 Football Camp will be held Saturday, August 17, 9 am to 2 pm at Sanders Field on State Street. Please arrive at 8:45 am for registration. The camp is for children grades K-6. The fee is $10.

A camp shirt for first 35 participants. Mouthpiece, hydration station, fruit snacks, and motivational and encouraging environment provided. Please bring lunch, sunscreen, and cleats if available.

The camp will teach football fundamentals, have a focus on high engagement. Primero High School Coaches, Primero Student Volunteers, and will be working in a partnership with Southern Colorado Family Center.

Register by e-mailing juliemattorano@gmail.com or jesquivias@primeroschool.com


Harmonica Man at Trinidad Lake State Park

TRINIDAD — Terry Lakes- the Harmonica Man, will present his history of the harmonica with a musical tribute Saturday, August 17, 6 to 8 pm at Trinidad Lake State Park. The pro- gram is free, but all visitors must have a park pass.


Roundup Rodeo vendor deadline

TRINIDAD — All vendors wanting to participate in the Roundup Rodeo over Labor Day weekend must turn in their applications by Monday, August 19. For more information call Ron 719-766-0544.


Walleye Association meeting

TRINIDAD — The next meeting of the Colorado Walleye Association- South Chapter, will be held Tuesday, August 20, 6 pm at City of Trinidad Community Center, 1309 Beshoar Drive.


“The Apartment” Nostalgic movie at the Carnegie

TRINIDAD — “The Apartment” will be the next nostalgic movie presented by the Carnegie Library, 202 N Animas Street, Wednesday, August 21, 6:30 to 8:30 pm.. The movie and the popcorn are free! For more information call 719-846-6841.


Blues Prefest on Main Street

TRINIDAD — The Trinidaddio Blues Festival Prefest Party will be Friday, August 23, 6-10 pm on Main Street. Come out for free music featuring Broken Circle and many others.


Trinidaddio Blues Fest

TRINIDAD — It’s time for the annual Trinidaddio! Central Park will be filled with the sounds of the Blues Saturday, Au- gust 24.

A partial list of performers:

Sugaray Rayford
7-9PM- Rick Estrin & The Nightcats

4-5 PM- Jimmy Thackery

Rockwell Avenue Blues Band
Keeshea Pratt Band
Jaquie Gipson
See website for complete festival line-up and detailed ticket in- formation: www.trinidaddiobluesfest.com/



2019 Colfax County Fair & Rodeo continues this week

SPRINGER — “From Yesterday’s Denim to Today’s Diamonds, 75 years of the Colfax County Fair”
Thursday, August 8

7 am – 12 pm- Livestock Check in
8-10 am- Indoor Exhibit Registration
11 to 12 pm- Swine weigh in
1-2 pm- Cattle, Sheep, Goats Weigh In
3-4 pm- Commercial Vendors Set Up, Exhibit Hall 3:30 pm- Poultry and Rabbits Judging
4:30 to 7 pm- Exhibit Hall Open
6 pm- Swine Judging
10 pm- Quiet

Friday, August 9

8 am- Sheep and Goats Judging
9:30 am to 7 pm- Exhibit Hall Open
1 pm- Cattle Judging, Round Robin Showmanship Contest
3 pm- Cowboy Sand Volleyball
7 pm- Rodeo, Crossroads Rodeo Co.
9-10:30 pm- DJ Under the Grand Stands
12:30 am- Quiet

Saturday, August 10

7:30 am- Mayor’s Run Walk, City Hall
8 am- Rodeo Slack
9 am- Exhibit Hall Open, Knights of Columbus Cake Walk
9:45 am- Parade Check-in
10 am- Pie, Cake, and Coffee Methodist Church 10:15 am- Kid’s Parade Judged
10:30 am- Colfax County Parade Line Up
10:45 am- Kid’s Parade Starts
11 am- Colfax County Fair Parade
11 am to 1 pm- Bar-B-Q served, Miller-Lark Barn $6 12 pm- Cowboy Sand Volleyball
1 pm-FNB NM Entertainment Event,

Rodeo- Crossroads Rodeo Co.
2 pm- People’s Choice Quilt Voting Closes
3 pm- Exhibit Hall Closes
4:30 to 5:30 pm- Exhibits Released from Exhibit Hall 7:30 pm- Jr Livestock Sale, Miller-Lark Barn
8 pm to 12 am- Dance, Exhibit Hall $6 person
12:30 am-Quiet

Sunday, August 11

8 am-Cowboy Church, All Welcome
Clean – Up Exhibit Hall & Fairgrounds, arrangements for shipping sold animals
9 am-Livestock Released with Permission of Supers and

Livestock Inspector
Grounds Admission starts 2 pm Friday and 7 am Saturday $5 person, children 5 and under Free. Saturday BBQ is $10 plate. There will be a silent auction all day Saturday through the Jr. Livestock stock sale in the Show Barn. Brand the Wall – Show Barn $20 brand. And of course the People’s Choice Quilt Awards- cast your vote for $0.50 vote in the Indoor Exhibit Hall. For more information on individual events, please see County Fair book.


Revive The Light Conference at Mesa Church

RATON — The Revive the Light Conference will be held Friday and Saturday, August 9 and 10, 6:30 pm at Mesa Church, 140 North 1st Street.

The conference includes two energetic and soul-searching days filled with prayer, preaching, and seminars to examine and fulfill the divine destiny promised to us by our Father. We are here to awaken generations and revive the light inside our hearts! #JohnOneFive

CONFERENCE SCHEDULE: Friday, Aug. 9 (Day 1) – Doors open at 6:30 PM and conference begins at 7 PM with guest speaker JJ “Landscape Ninja” Gross from Dallas, Texas. Saturday, Aug. 10 (Day 2) – Seminars begin at 10 AM; Doors open at 6:30 PM and conference begins at 7 PM with guest speaker and rapper Craig “5ive” James.
Worship by PHF and hip hop performances by 5ive, Andrew Ancira, and Brother Brody.
Conference is FREE and open to the public!
So you want to change the world? Change your city? Change your home? Change your life?

Leaders, change begins in our hearts! This conference is set in place to revive the light inside you, revive the influence you have, and revive your city. Register now at http://ReviveThe- LightConference.com


Los Diablos Car Show

SPRINGER — The Los Diablos Car Show is Saturday, August 10, 9 am to 3 pm at Museum Park. The all day show features music by JD’s Entertainment, Crazy Jeff’s BBQ, and of course beautiful automobiles and bikes.


Cleveland Roller Mill Museum potluck and benefit dance featuring the Rifters

CLEVELAND, NM — Saturday, August 10, 4:30 to 10 pm there will be a mill benefit dance and potluck at the museum, Highway 518 MM 31. The Rifters are playing 7 to 10 pm. The Rifters play country, waltz, 2 step. Tickets are $20 person, camping available with potluck breakfast for those who stay over. Museum hours are 10 am to 3 pm weekends through labor day; admission is $3 per person.


Johnson Mesa Sunday service

JOHNSON MESA — The annual picnic will be held on August 11 and will begin with a potluck meal at noon followed by the service at 2:30. This Sunday’s message is by Florence Higgins, Lay Speaker, Methodist Church- Raton.


Economic growth meeting

RATON — Raton City Commission will host an economic growth meeting on Tuesday, August 13 at 6 pm in the City Commission room, Raton Municipal Building, regarding a 1/4 cent tax dedicated to economic development.


Nominations for Yard of the Month due August 15

RATON — It’s that time of the month again! Raton Beautiful is accepting nominations for their August Yard of the Month contest! Nominate your favorite yard in Raton for the month of August by heading to the Raton Beautiful Facebook page, or in person at the Raton Visitor’s Information Center, 100 Clayton Road.

Nominations are due by the 15th of the month. Don’t miss out- get yours submitted today! Self-nominations may be made.


Folsom Archaeological Tour

FOLSOM — Visit the site that was discovered by George McJunkin after the devastating flood in 1906 Saturday, August 17. The site was excavated in 1926. The tour will be led by archaeologist David Eck from the New Mexico State Land Office and the tour is limited to 30 people per tour.

The morning tour begins at 7:30 am; afternoon tour begins at 1 pm. Reserve your spot: 575-278-2122 mattdohertyfolsommuseum@yahoo.com Tours begin and end at the Folsom Museum, corner of 325 & 456.


Youth Hunter Education Camp

RATON — The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish is offering a special hunter education camp where youth can receive hands-on training and earn their hunter education certification for free Friday to Sunday, August 16 to 18 at the renowned NRA Whittington Center.

To hunt legally in New Mexico, youths under 18 years of age must first successfully complete a hunter education course or be registered in the department’s Mentored-Youth Hunting Program. The camp is open to youth ages 10 to 17 who are accompanied by a responsible adult, also register for the camp. Meals and lodging in canvas tents are free. Registration for this camp opportunity opens about a month ahead of time. Participants must complete and return the registration form available at www.wildlife.state.nm.us/education/hunter-education/. Slots will be filled on a first-come, first-serve basis.

For more information please contact the Hunter Education Office at (505) 222-4731 or visit online to www.wildlife.state.nm.us/education/hunter-education/.


Vermejo Park Brunch

RATON — The City of Raton Department of Parks and Recreation in partnership with Vermejo Park Ranch is offering a Vermejo Brunch for 2019, Sunday, August 18 (Time TBA). This is meant to be a family experience and participants of all ages are welcome. Participants 13 years old and up are $45 for din- ing room seating or $60 for veranda seating (all prices include taxes and gratuity.) Youth 6-12 years of age are 1⁄2 price; Children 5 yrs and younger are free.

Brunches feature live music and offer tours of the Casa Grande. First Come, First Serve. Limited seating available. Reservations become final when payment is received. For more information call or email: 575-445-2413 jchatterly@cityofraton.com


Dueling Pianos

RATON — Come out and support the Raton Arts Council, Sunday, August 18, 7 pm at the Shuler Theater. This is a fund- raiser for local arts and a hilarious, all request show you won’t want to miss! Tickets available at the door, $15 admission.


Cimarron Movies in the Park

CIMARRON — The next movie in the park is “How to Train Your Dragon” Wednesday, August 21, 7:30 to 9:30 pm at Cimarron Park, 104 N. Lincoln Avenue. Bring a chair or blanket. Limited concessions & local restaurant take out will be available. No alcohol al- lowed. For more information: 575-376-2417.


Cimarron Cowboy Music & Poetry Gathering

CIMARRON — The annual Cowboy Music and Poetry Gathering will be Thursday to Sunday, August 22 – August 25 at Philmont Training Center in Cimarron.

The schedule of events: Thursday is meet-and-greet at the St. James Hotel, VIP’s and cast only; Thursday night dance, public welcome; Friday night show 7 pm; Saturday 9 am to 4 pm open mic and round robins; Saturday night show 7 pm; Sunday morning cowboy church at 9 am, Public welcome, no admission. All shows at Philmont Training Center, four miles south of Cimarron, See our web- site, cimarroncowboygathering.com or call Dale at 317-410-1326.


Walk with a Slowpoke Ranger!

RATON — Raton Parks and Trails will offer several walks this summer for their “A Prescription for Better Health, Come walk with us!” program. The next walk is Saturday, Au- gust 24, 9 am when we explore Climax Can- yon Nature Trail with State Park Ranger, Pat Walsh. This is a really slow hike! All are welcome to join our expert who will share fun facts on how the trail came to be. Meet in the parking lot on the west end of Apache Avenue.


Bad Shot Gun Show .

RATON — Buy, trade, all welcome to the Bad Shot Gun Show, Saturday and Sunday August 24 and 25, 9am to 5pm at the Raton Convention Center, 901 S. 3rd. General Admission is $8 per person. Veterans/LEO/Firefighters/OSA $7. Bring a gun to trade or sell and get a $1 discount off regular admission. Children under 12 are FREE. One discount per person.



Free cultural art education classes (final program)

LA VETA — The Francisco Fort Museum and the Huajatolla Heritage Foundation are de- lighted to announce FREE cultural art education classes!

Classes will be held at Francisco Fort Museum every Friday through August 9. Children’s art classes will be from 10-12. To sign up your child (ages 5-14) for the summer, please contact Sharona Whitley (719) 890-4699 or email at chabe_nova@yahoo.com. Classes are for children ages 5-14. Class size is limited to 15 so RSVP to 719-890-4699


La Veta Library summer program

LA VETA — This program is designed for ages 5 – 11. For more info contact stephanie@lvpl.org or call 742-3572.

For more information, please call 719-742- 3572. This event will take place at the La Veta Public Library at 310 S Main St, La Veta, CO 81055.


Fridays For Fun: Encaustic

LA VETA — La Veta School of the Arts (LVSA) presents another Fun Friday afternoon, August 9,1-3 pm for children – exploring collage, wax and oils. Complete 2 different techniques experiencing the magic of watching color melt and mix as you make several homemade cards. Then layer your favorite found objects with wax to create beautiful images on a board. Call ahead to pre- register or pre-register online www.theLVSA.org or 719-742-3421 for a dis- count – $15 at the door or $10 if you pre-register.

Next Friday don’t miss: Drawing with Charcoal and Pastels


Friday art lab at Museum of Friends

WALSENBURG — The Friday Art Lab held every Friday, 1 to 3 pm throughout the summer and fall is for children ages 5-17. This art program focuses on “Service Learn- ing for the Whole Community.” (Adopt a Planter Box with Inter-generational Service Learning).

This intergenerational downtown Walsenburg beautification program is designed for volunteer adults, senior citizens, and local children to work hand in hand to design, build and decorate planter boxes. Local businesses and individuals are invited to purchase a planter box as a way to add color downtown, provide programs, encourage creativity and support scholarships for children’s art classes at MOF. For more information call (719) 738-2858.


Beginner boating at Lathrop

WALSENBURG — Friday, August 9, 2 to 5 pm at Martin Lake boat dock area Ranger Spencer Gerk will present “Beginner Boating for Kids.” Gerk and Ranger Don Derowitsch will demonstrate proper safety practices for a variety of water craft. Kids then can create their own Boater safety t-shirts. T-shirts can be made at the Visitor Center between 2 & 7 pm.


RE-1 registration- NOTE: change of date/ time for Peakview registration

GARDNER/WALSENBURG — New students registering for the 2019-20 school year are required to bring birth certificate, updated immunization records and Transcripts or re- port card; returning students need to bring updated immunization record and sports physical (if applicable). Registration times for the 2019-2020 school year are: as follows.

• Gardner School: (Pre-K through 8th grade) Wed. Aug. 7, and Thur. Aug. 8, 8:30 to 11:30 am and 12:30 to 3:30 pm.
• NOTE: Peakview School (Pre-K through 8th grade) registration is now: Thursday. Aug. 1, and Monday. Aug. 5, 9 to 11 am and 1 to 3 pm.

• John Mall High School: (9th to 12th grade) Seniors: Wed. Aug 7, 10 am to 2 pm Juniors: Wed. Aug 7, 3:30 to 6 pm Sophomores: Thurs. Aug 8, 10 am to 2 pm

Freshmen: Thurs. Aug. 8 3:30 to 6 pm The first day of school is August 15 for grades K through 12 and August 21 for Pre-K.
For more information call: Gardner-719-746-2446; Peakview-719-738-2190; John Mall HS-719-738-1610.


RE-2 registration and parent meetings

LA VETA — School offices are open for registration of both in-district and out-of-district students Monday through Thursday, 9 am to 3 pm. The Registrar is Julia Shrout: 719-742- 6417. The Elementary open house will be Tuesday, August 13, 5 pm. Pre-K through 12th grade back to School parent meeting ]is Tuesday, August 13, 6 pm.


Youth fitness summer boot-camp

LA VETA – Two Peaks Fitness is offering a fit- ness bootcamp every Saturday through August 10, 9 am-12 noon. The bootcamp is for ages 13- 18 and includes High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT), Cardio, and Nutrition Education. There is no cost to participants! The camp is led by a certified personal trainer. Register at Two Peaks Fitness, 216 S Main St, 719-742-3555.



Trinidad School registration

TRINIDAD — Trinidad schools are now accepting out-of-district students.
Trinidad registration times are:
Fisher’s Peak Elementary, 900 Moore’s Can- yon Road, Tuesday, August 13.

2nd grade—-8:30 to 10 am; 3rd grade—10 to 11:30 am; 4th grade—1 to 2:30 pm; 5th grade—2:30 to 4 pm. Phone: 719-846-2513 Eckhart Elementary, 1021 Pierce, Tuesday, August 13.

Kindergarten—8 to 10 am; 1st grade—10 to noon. Parents and students are to enter through the gym doors. Phone: 719-846-6995 Trinidad Middle School, 607 Miner Drive, Wednesday, August 14 for returning students: 6th grade—8 to 10 am; 7th grade—10 to 11:30 am; 8th grade—1:30 to 2:30 pm. New students will register Thursday, August 15 through Monday, August 19, 8 am to 4 pm. Phone: 719-846-4411

Trinidad High School, 816 West Street, registration for returning students is Thursday, August 15. Freshmen—8 to 10 am; Sophomores—10 to 11:30 am; Juniors—1 to 2:30 pm; Seniors—2:30 to 4 pm. New high school stu- dents will register Tuesday, August 20, 9 to 11 am or Thursday, August 22, 2 to 4 pm. Phone: 719-846-2971



RHA free breakfast and lunch program

RATON — Raton Housing Authority would like to announce the participation in the Summer Food Service Program! The free lunch and breakfast program goes through Friday, August 9. Please join us at the follow- ing locations for free lunches for all children ages 1 through 18! Meals will be served Monday through Friday.

The serving sites and times are as follows:

RATON: Breakfast 8 to 9 am: Raton High School open for all children ages 1 to 18. Raton Early Headstart, Raton Intermediate School, and Longfellow Elementary are closed sites and will serve for their summer school and early headstart programs. • Lunch 12 to 1 pm: Raton High School, Legion Park, Romero Park, Ripley Park, Optimist Park, Longfellow Elementary for all children ages 1 to 18. (Raton Early Headstart for students en- rolled only.)
SPRINGER: • Lunch 12 to 1 pm at Springer Museum Park open to all children ages 1 to 18; Springer Early Headstart for en- rolled students.
MAXWELL: • Lunch 12 to 1 pm at Maxwell School
CIMARRON: • Lunch 12 to 1 pm at Cimarron City Park.

Lunches served in the parks should stay in the parks, please.

For more info contact: Raton Housing Authority (575) 445-8021, Terry Baca, Executive Director, Coleen Sanchez-Garcia, Housing Manager, or Brenda Guara Occupancy Specialist.

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