Upcoming Events for week of February 20, 2020


2020 Election information

SOUTHERN COLORADO — The Democratic and Republican committees want to remind citizens of these important dates this spring. Go to www.govotecolorado.gov to check your voter registration and find your precinct number. The 2020 election year is upon us!

County clerks across the state of Colorado have mailed out ballot packets for the March 3rd Presidential Primary. Registered Republican and Democratic voters will receive the ballot of their party. Unaffiliated voters will receive both party’s ballots, unless they chose a party before the February 3rd deadline, but are only to vote and send back one. Voters who do not receive a ballot by February 19th should contact their county clerk.

Voters will also have the opportunity to vote in person beginning Monday, Feb. 24 and continuing through Primary Election Day on March 3 until 7 p.m. Colorado also offers same-day voter registration, allowing eligible Coloradans to register and vote on the day of election. Colorado is one of 14 states holding primaries on Super Tuesday, meaning Coloradans will have a significant role in deciding who will run for president in the General Election on November 3rd.

For more information on Colorado’s Presidential Primary and all upcoming elections, please visit www.sos.state.co.us. Coloradans can update and verify voter registration, register to vote online, or find their Voting Services Polling Center at www.GoVoteColorado.gov


Illuminate Colorado survey

HUERFANO/LAS ANIMAS — Illuminate Colorado is doing a community needs assessment for Huerfano and Las Animas counties. This survey will help us to identify what resources are available in our Communities to help families impacted by Substance Abuse. The data from the surveys will help identify what services are needed for our areas.

Please follow the link listed below to be connected to the survey. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIp QLSfAG6v1eeTBN20lb9EtifYQe2rV3Ifjna3UMwDK4f9eOFpOw/viewform?usp=sf_link



Homebuyer education

WALSENBURG — Code of the West Real Estate is hosting Homebuyer Education classes in Walsenburg. The first class will be held Thursday, Feb. 20, 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Spanish Peaks Library.

Classes will be presented by Neighbor- Works Southern Colorado, additional classes will be offered monthly throughout the year. Each class is free and will provide attendees

the certification required for down payment assistance, USDA and FHA programs. NeighborWorks can also pro- vide other resources and one on one help as needed for credit coaching, budgeting, etc. Code of the West will provide lunch, all attendees welcome whether work- ing with a COTW Agent, an outside agency, or no agent at all. Contact Code of the West at 719-742-3626 for more information, or NeighborWorks SoCo at 719-544-8078 or www.nwsoco.org for more information or to register.


Justice Pioneers at La Veta Public Library

LA VETA — The La Veta Library proudly presents two outstanding Colorado female “justice pioneers,” Cathy Mullens and Nancy Dick in a special program Thursday, Feb. 20, 2 p.m.

Cathy Mullens is currently serving as municipal judge in La Veta. After law school graduation, she broke the “glass ceiling” by running for and being elected as the first woman in the state to become a district attorney (12th Judicial District- San Luis Valley) and that was only the beginning of her interesting and varied career as an artist and a lawyer.

Nancy Dick, from La Veta, served in the Colorado House of Representatives from 1975 to 1979 then went on to become Colorado’s first Lieutenant Governor under Richard Lamm from 1979-1987. Join us as we have a relaxed chat plus a question and answer session with these two accomplished and fascinating women who have made a difference! This program is brought to you by the Friends of La Veta Library. Free refreshments and chai tea!


Booster Club Chili Supper

LA VETA — Please join us! The Booster Club Chili Supper is Thursday, February 20 at 5pm at the Roger Brunelli Gymnasium. Fill the gym with RED! Our menu is chili, tortilla, soup and cobbler. Parent night – Two Peaks yough basketball half-time show. Adults $7, students/kids $5.


Huerfano County Democratic Party meeting

WALSENBURG — The next meeting of the central committee of the Huerfano County Democratic Party will be held Thursday, Feb. 20, 5:30 p.m. at the new Democratic head- quarters, 513 Main. (Please bring a chair!) All Democrats are invited to attend. This is a very important election year, please get involved. We will have info about the March 7 caucus.


Retail food operator training sign up by Friday, 2/21

WALSENBURG — The Las Animas-Huerfano Counties District Health Department is proud to offer Food Safety Basics training for retail food establishment employees Tuesday, Feb. 25, 1 to 4 p.m. at Spanish Peaks Library, 415 Walsen Avenue. This training will provide a comprehensive overview of food safety associated with the Colorado Retail Food Establishment Rules and Regulations. Participants will get updates on new regulations effective the first of the year as well as valuable resources for kitchen staff. Facilities/owners are encouraged to send managers, chefs, and staff to this important event! Establishments may also have their participation qualify as an in- tervention-style inspection in the retail food inspection program. Register by Friday, Feb. 21, space is limited. Please send an email directly to Aaron Chavez, achavez@la-hhealth.org with the subject line “Food Training” and the following information: course location (SPLD), your facility name, names of individuals attending, phone number. For additional questions phone: 719- 846-2213.


Kathy Hill watercolor classes

LA VETA — Explore the color wheel while learning to paint with watercolors. Kathy Hill is offering watercolor classes on Fridays be- ginning Feb. 21, 10 am – 1 pm. Discover how to use just two colors, opposites on the color wheel, to create amazing watercolor paintings in a variety of subjects. Watercolor techniques, composition, and color temperature will also be part of each class. The $25 fee includes all materials. A discount of $5 is available for those who provide their own materials. In addition, a nonrefundable payment of $80 for 4 classes, not necessarily consecutive, is another option. Classes will be held at least through March, possibly longer. Classes are limited to 6 students, held at 133 E. Virginia. Beginners are welcome! Call Kathy at 719-742-5756 or email kathyhillart@gmail.com to reserve a space or for more information.


The River Arkansas Trio at Deerprint

LA VETA — Enjoy an intimate show with The River Arkansas Trio Friday, Feb. 21, 7 p.m.. Mike Clark returns with bassist Macon Terry and pianist Ben Gallagher of The River Arkansas in what is sure to be a high energy show! A Free Deerprint pint glass will be given to each ticket holder. Limited menu available for light bites. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased through our Facebook at https://face- book.com/ events/s/the-river-arkansas- trio/719522105239660/?ti=icl or deerprintwine.com under Events.


Movie premiere “Tread” at the Fox

WALSENBURG — Pushed to his breaking point, a master welder in a small town at the foot of the Rocky Mountains quietly fortifies a bulldozer with 30 tons of concrete and steel and seeks to destroy those he believes have wronged him. “Tread”, a film by Paul Solet, premieres Saturday, Feb. 22, 3 p.m.. This film is produced by Doug Liman, the director of “The Bourne Identity”, “Edge of Tomorrow”, and “Mr. and Mrs. Smith”.

“Tread” was nominated for Best Documentary at the SXSW 2019 Festival. Tickets are $10. TREAD explores the polarizing perspectives on this man, his motives, and what drove him to the breaking point.
Trailer: https://youtu.be/yb1hQfo4nFY


Meet & greet James Iacino

WALSENBURG — Join James Iacino, democrate candidate for Colorado HD 3 for an opportunity to meet and discuss the issues facing Walsenburg and Huerfano County Saturday, Feb. 22, 9 to 10 a.m. at Serendipity Coffee House, 528 Main Street. For more information please contact Ryan Mulcahy at ryan@jamesforcolorado.com .


No service at Cuchara Chapel

CUCHARA —There will be no services Sunday, Feb. 23.


Schedule changes at Two Peaks Fitness

LA VETA — Two Peaks Fitness announces new times for some classes this new year. Senior Pilates/Fresh Start is adding a third day each week to the popular senior pilates class. The classes are now every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, 11 am, at the La Veta Community Center, 131 W Ryus

Indoor Walking in Place has a new class every Saturday at 8:30 a.m. at Two Peaks Fitness, 216 S Main.

Spin Bike is now on Sundays as well as every other day of the week! Monday-Saturday 7:30 am; Sunday 8 am at Two Peaks Fitness, 216 S Main.


Two Peaks yoga class location change

LA VETA — Two Peaks Fitness announces a class location change for Tuesday’s Hatha Yoga classes. Formerly held at the La Veta Public Library, they will now be at the La Veta Yoga Studio, 200 S Main Street, at 9 a.m. The cost is $5 per class or free to Two Peaks Fitness members and eligible SilverSneakers/ Renew Active members.


Retirees and Medicare recipients

WALSENBURG — Free Lunch will be provided to those at- tending MASA MTS, medical transport solutions.

Join us Monday, Feb. 24 and Tuesday, Feb. 25 beginning at 11:20 a.m. at Corine’s Mexican Food, 822 Main St. for this informative event regarding potential gaps in your Medicare or insurance coverage for retirees or those age 60 and up. MASA MTS provides full service for: ground ambulance, helicopter ambulance, fixed wing air ambulance, transports to specialized care, vehicle returned to your home and much more.

Contact 855-950-1397 or visit www.masaseminars.com to register.


Youth/adult boxing at the Rec Center

WALSENBURG — Huerfano Parks and Rec have started a boxing program for kids and adults Monday thru Saturday.

There is a certified instructor. Participants have their own station with heavy bag, speed bag, and jump ropes. Youth must weigh at least 50 lbs. On site treatment room with a licensed PT.


Free legal clinic at SPLD

WALSENBURG — There will be a free legal clinic Monday, Feb. 24, 1:30-3 p.m. at the Spanish Peaks Library. The clinic is hosted by the 3rd Judicial District Access to Justice Committee, Southern Colorado Legal Services, and the Spanish Peaks Library District. CLS will provide free 15-20 minute consultations for eligible parties based on CLS income and asset criteria. For more information regarding eligibility, please call the 3rd Judicial District Self-Represented Litigant Coordinator, Kate Johnson, at (719) 695-6555.


Community work session with city council

WALSENBURG — The City of Walsenburg City Council will hold regular work sessions the 4th Tues of every month at 6 pm at the City Hall. The next meeting will be Tuesday, Feb. 25, 6 p.m.. This an opportunity for community members to bring issues to the council and mayor. Input will be considered for creating a vision for the future of our community.


Fat Tuesday feast & Mardi Gras celebration La Veta Mercantile

LA VETA — As the guests dined, the music played…Come join the celebration at our Mardi Gras Masquerade Tuesday, Feb. 25, 5 p.m.! Fat Tuesday Dinner is catered by Annalisa, with gumbo and other traditional fare. Music provided by Ken Saydak, Bo Sewell, and special guest. Event price is $25. www.facebook.com/events/2844941768862646/


Ash Wednesday

WALSENBURG — United Church of Walsenburg will have an Ash Wednesday Service Feb. 26, 11 a.m. at our church 108 Kansas Avenue.


Book Discussion “A Gentleman in Moscow”

LA VETA — Join us at the LaVeta Public Library on Thursday, Feb. 27, 2 p.m., as we kick off our 2020 “Two Peaks/ One Book” series with a you tube video of author Amor Towles. Mr Towles is a charming and witty speaker and he details with personal wisdom his inspiration for the book, “A Gentleman in Moscow”, historic insights and vintage photographs……perfect background for next week’s book discussion. Free with refreshments brought to you by the Friends of LaVeta Library. For more information call 719-742-3572.


Open Mic at LV 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, Feb. 27, 7 p.m.. Reserve your space soon, because this is a favorite event. Open mic is a free event hosted by world famous blues musician Ken Saydak. Contact the Mercantile to reserve your space: 719-742-3387.


Second meeting: La Veta Parks, open space and trails plan

LA VETA — Plan to attend the La Veta Parks, Open Space and Trail Master Plan second public meeting Thursday, Feb. 27, 4- 6 p.m. at the La Veta Community Center at 131 E. Ryus Avenue. Your input is extremely valuable! This will be your opportunity to weigh in on several park concepts that will eventually help form the final Master Plan concepts. The Master Planning effort held its first public meeting in November 2019. Since then, the consultant team has been work- ing on compiling all of the information received from your comments into a series of parks concept alternatives and trail alignments. Coffee, water and light snacks will be provided. For more information, contact Marilyn Russell at (719) 890- 4071, or russellm9999@gmail.com


Eric Elison at La Veta Mercantile

LA VETA — Eric Elison, a touring Gordon Lightfoot Tribute Artist and Singer-Songwriter based in Colorado Springs will perform at the La Veta Mercantile Friday, Feb. 28, 7 p.m.. Fans call him the “Lightfoot of the West.” A retired Naval Aviator, Eric Elison started his career in music later than most, but the quality of his rich baritone (he really sounds like Lightfoot), his guitar work with 12 and 6 strings, and his ability to craft songs inspired by the West, have led to invitations to play for eager audiences across the US, and Europe. Most recently he was invited to play at Nashville’s Bluebird Cafe.n His show in La Veta will feature Lightfoot’s Hit’s and songs from Eric’s new album, “Songs for the Bluebird”. Tickets are $15 in advance or $18 day of show. For more information and tickets: https://www.facebook.com/events/173143567262031/


Love, Honor and Roses

WALSENBURG – The February Community dinner at the United Church of Walsenburg will be held Saturday, Feb. 29, 5 p.m. at the United Church, 108 Kansas Avenue. Please use south side ramp door. The theme is Love, Honor and Roses. We will celebrate the month of Love and honor our presidents with roses. The menu will be pasta with marinara sauce, salad, bread sticks, red velvet cake, and raspberry sherbert. We will have red punch, water and coffee and will be entertained with live music.


HealthCare Foundation’s wine tasting

WALSENBURG — The Spanish Peaks HealthCare Foundation’s 2020 Wine Tasting Event will be held Saturday, Feb. 29, 7 to 10 p.m. at Spanish Peaks Veterans Community Living Center, 23500 US Highway 160.

The event features Hors D’oeuvres by Alys’ Restaurant, Wine auction to follow Wine Tasting Event. All funds support the Charitable and Educational Mission of the Spanish Peaks HealthCare Foundation and are Tax Deductible.

Wine Sommeliers are Ed Donovan, Shannon Speaks, and Ann Altimier. Tickets are $50 per person. Contact Lynette Omer for more information and for tickets at 719-738-5144.


Girls On The Run spring season

WALSENBURG — This is an excellent way for your young girl(s), 3rd – 5th grade, to improve her physical running, en- durance and speed, as well as build character, team spirit, and community pride. Girls on the Run is a $200 program for most participating girls within our state. Due to a generous grant program, our girls in Huerfano County will be participating free of charge! They will receive a team t-shirt and entry into the district 5K race in May, plus transportation for the team, coaches and parents/guardians who wish to come along on race day.

The first session and registration deadline is Monday, March 2, and meets 2 times a week, Monday and Wednesday, 5 to 6:30 p.m. at Huerfano County Rec Center (Washington School). The program is for 10 weeks. The coaches are Rhonda Thibault-Lloyd, Jean Renzelman, and Desiree Dalla-Guardia. Parents or Guardians, please call the Huerfano County Recreation Center (HCRC), 719-738-4875. This is a great opportunity for our youth. Please don’t miss out. Call today to register. It is free.


Farmers Market meeting

LA VETA —The next meeting of the La Veta Farmers Market Association will be Wednesday, March 4, 1-3 p.m., on the second floor of the La Veta library. The meeting is open to anyone, old & new vendors & those of you that are just curious.


Call for artist: Art Gone Wild show

TRINIDAD — Artwork for the Spring Break-Art Gone Wild show will be accepted Thursday, March 5 and Saturday, March 7, between 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.. This show is open to all artists and media with the usual fees and limitations.


Childhood development screenings

WALSENBURG — Attend a no cost screening day for children 0-5 years old Saturday, March 7, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m at Peak- view Elementary School, 375 W Pine Street. Screenings include vision, hearing, dental, developmental, social emotional, and lead levels. For more information call 719-845-0463


Chili chefs wanted!

LA VETA — Calling all Huerfano County Chili Chefs! The Oktoberfest committee is holding their annual chili cook-off and post Mardi-Gras celebration on Saturday, March 7, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Mission Deli (formerly Sammie’s). We are looking for some of our great cooks to help us with this worthwhile fundraiser. The entry fee is only $10 for red or green chili. Mardi Gras category for gumbo, white chili, Jambalaya , etc. Call Wendy at 719-742-3288 to sign up or pick up an application at La Veta Library and start perfecting your recipe! We are also looking for silent auction items!!


La Veta Creative District logo contest deadline extended

LA VETA — The La Veta Creative District is looking for a visual identity in the form of a logo design. Designs for the logo may be submitted through Friday, March 27 to Kenny Schneider by email at kenetics@centurytel.net. Submissions will be judged by the LVCD staff and the winning designer’s logo will appear on printed materials, social media, and other items, such as T-shirts.

The winning logo will promote the mission of the LVCD, which is “To inspire and cultivate our diverse rural community through the development of the arts and creative industries”. Any colors may be used, however, it should also look good in black & white. For more information contact Kenny.

To keep up to date on events and activities related to the La Veta Creative District, visit the Facebook page “The La Veta Creative District.”



Somebody Cares Project meeting,

TRINIDAD — The Somebody Cares Project invites anybody interested in learning about our project to attend the meeting Thursday, Feb. 20, 2 to 3 p.m. at the Work Force Center, 140 N. Commercial. Future projects will be talked about. Ideas are welcome. We would appreciate if you bring an item from the list on the fb page. We depend on donations for our Care Bags and box’s. We are asking for donations to fill them. One item or 10. Every item counts. Call Elaine for more info at 719-846-2075. We are a 501 (c)(3) and can accept money donations. 521 E. North Ave.


Adult reading program: censorship

TRINIDAD — Librarians have a definite stance regarding this subject: “It won’t happen in this library!” But the answer can’t be that simple. An uncensored discussion. Join us and share your opinion Thursday, Feb. 20, 3 to 4 p.m. at the Carnegie Public Library. For more information visit: https://www.carnegiepubliclibrary.org/


Third Thursday Heritage Nights

TRINIDAD — Each third Thursday of the month Trinidad History Museum’s Kirby and Abigail will be serving up 15-20 minute history lessons, and then we will all create a hands on experience at the Bloom Mansion. This month,Thursday, Feb. 20, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. learn about making lace collars. For more information call 719-846-2361.


Free tax help in Trinidad

TRINIDAD — Tax Help Colorado and Get Ahead Colorado is offering free tax assistance at Trinidad State Junior College this tax season! Tax help will be located in Berg Room 303 and is available Friday, Feb 21, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.. Anyone who earned $56,000 or less qualifies for free tax assistance.

This is a drop off tax site. Drop off your tax documents with an IRS-certified volunteer and pick up your completed return the following week. Find a list of what documents you need to bring to this tax site: https://taxhelpco.org/get-free-tax- help/prepare-for-your-visit/


Hands on History at THM

TRINIDAD — Hands on History (HOH) at Trinidad History Museum is for kids in 1 through 8 grades and runs each Friday, 1 to 4 p.m.. The cost for the class is $9 per week. (Scholarships available for free/reduced lunch, or multiple sibling enrollment)

Each Friday will include a brief history lesson to introduce the topic and its significance, followed by hands on activities. Contact Abigail to enroll: 719-846-7217 or abigail.melton@state.co.us


Read to a dog or cat!

TRINIDAD — Carnegie Library, in partnership with Noah’s Ark Animal Shelter, will hold a special program “Read to a dog or cat” Friday, Feb. 21 , 1 to 2 p.m. at the library. Paula Manini, a volunteer from Noah’s Ark, will bring gentle animals to the library. You’ll get some private space to be with a dog or cat and read them a story. You know, a nice thing about reading to dogs is that they don’t correct you, they just listen! Open to all ages. Kids under 10 must be accompanied by an adult.


Trinidad Community Theatre presents “Same Time, Next Year”

TRINIDAD — The two-act comedy with one 10-minute intermission, suited for ages 14 and up, will be performed: Friday, Feb. 21 7 p.m.; Saturday, Feb. 22, 7 p.m.; Sunday, Feb. 23, 2 p.m. at the Southern Colorado Repertory Theatre, 131 W Main Street.

“Same Time, Next Year” by Bernard Slade is one of the most popular romantic comedies of the century. The plot follows a love affair between two people, Doris and George, married to others, who rendezvous once a year. Twenty-five years of manners and morals are hilariously and touchingly played out by the lovers. For more information call 719-846-4765.


Beekeeping: Heritage School at TSJC

TRINIDAD — The Heritage School at TSJC , 600 Prospect will offer a two-day workshop Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 22, and 23, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.. Tuition is $50 which includes handouts. The class will cover the origin of bees and an overview of the European honey bee and where it fits in the world of bees, the unique bio- logy of bees, essential equipment needed for beekeepers, when and where to order to get a hive started, what beekeepers do and various problems they encounter, beekeeping through the sea- sons, ways to nurture your bees and the economics of beekeeping. To register contact Donna Haddow at 719-846-5724 or donna.haddow@trinidadstate.edu.


Abstract class at Mitchell Museum

TRINIDAD — Paula Little will be teaching a One Day Abstract Workshop Saturday, Feb. 22, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Mitchell Museum, next to the pottery studio on 1st Street. No art experience necessary! Really! Great fun! Emphasis on layering, random mark-making and surprises! All materials are included. Tuition is $65. Call Paula Little to reserve a space 719-680-7189 or e-mail paulajeanlittle@gmail.com


Turning Point at Spanish Peaks Inn

GULNARE — This Saturday, Feb. 22, 8 to 11:30 p.m. Turning Point band will perform at Spanish Peaks Inn, 22590 County Road 41 6 for a $5 cover charge.

Spanish Peaks Inn offers live music, drinks, and dancing on most weekends. Spanish Peaks Inn, 22590 CR 41.6, west of Aguilar, also offers Tai Chi, QI Gong and mindfulness every Monday at 2 p.m.; and line dancing every Wednesday, 2 to 4 p.m.. Don’t forget Taco Tuesday and Friday night specials. For more information call 719-941-4288.


Tai Chi advanced class

TRINIDAD —Advanced Classes of Tai Chi begin Monday and Wednesday mornings Feb. 17 and run through Apr 22, 9 to 9:45 a.m. at Mt. Carmel Wellness & Community Center. Beginner classes begin Mar 2 and run through Apr. 22,10 to 10:45 a.m.. Call 719-845-4894 to sign up today!


Colorado Legal Services at Carnegie Public Library

TRINIDAD — An attorney from Colorado Legal Services comes to the Carnegie Public library once a month to conduct a walk-in clinic. The next event is Monday, Feb. 24, 9:30 to 11:30 am. No advance signups—come in that day to get your name in the queue. Low-income applicants only, based on 125% of poverty level. This is a one-on-one meeting with the attorney about civil matters only—no criminal cases please (Monday March 23rd, and April 27th)


Auditions at SCRT

TRINIDAD — Monday, Feb. 24 and Tuesday, Feb. 25, 6 p.m. auditions for “Social Security” will be open at Trinidad Community Theater at SCRT, Famous Performing Arts Theater, 131 W. Main, 719-846-4765.


Painting class begins

TRINIDAD — A six-week painting class, oils or acrylics, instructed by Paula Little will begin, Wednesday, Feb. 26, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Pintorarium Art Lab, 155 E First Street. This class is for beginners to advanced with one make-up class included. More Information: 719-680-7189 or paulajeanlittle@gmail.com


Smart Recovery

TRINIDAD — Each Wednesday, 4 to 5 p.m. at Health Solutions, 417 S. Indiana learn self-management and recovery training, facilitated by Kevin Crosby. These meetings are sponsored by Health Solutions and are FREE.


Polar Plunge for Colo. Special Olympics

TRINIDAD — The Trinidad Parks and Recreation Advisory Board with the help of the Trinidad Police Department are host- ing a “Polar Plunge” Saturday, Feb. 29, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Trinidad Lake State Park- South boat ramp. Event registration begins at 11 a.m., the Plunge is from 12 to 2 p.m.. The Polar Plunge fundraiser is for Special Olympics Colorado (SOCO) and allows individuals, organizations and businesses to show support and raise money for Special Olympic athletes by jumping into Trinidad Lake’s cold water so invite every polar bear you know.

Registration is $75 fee- which can be raised through pledges. Pledge sheets available at TPD front desk; $7 State Park entry fee per car, unless you have a Park Pass All Proceeds go to Special Olympics of Southern Colorado
For more information contact: Linda Lamden 719-846-1511, or Peggy Westmoreland 719-680-0628


2nd Annual Chilingo

TRINIDAD — The Chili cook-off and bingo in one event fund- raiser supporting ROAR for Relay for Life will be held Saturday, Feb. 29, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Corradino Auto Body Lobby, 124 N Maple. All proceeds go to the American Cancer Society.

Anyone can bring a chili. Please RSVP to 719-680-0693 ahead of time so enough tables will be set up. Prizes for the winner.

Come out, support, try delicious chili, and vote for your favorite. Chili master prize for winner!

The menu/option:
1: Bowl of chili, 2 pack crackers, bottle water, and 2 voting sticks for $8
2: All of option 1 plus all inclusive 10 bingo games $15 3: Homemade tortilla $2
4: Soda $2
5: Extra all inclusive 10 bingo games $10


ArtoCade Trash n’ Fashion show

TRINIDAD — “Trash-N-Fashion” is happening at Art Cartopia Museum, 2702 Freedom Rd., Saturday, Feb. 29, 7 to 10 p.m.. So it’s time to get creative and start working on your recycle/re-purpose outfit extraordinaire! There are a couple of inspiring ideas to get the juices flowing at this link: https://www.artcartopia.com/events-1/trash-n-fashion-show *Be sure to click through the images to see the flyer and “rules page.” Tickets are ONLY $5 for designers/artists and/or spectators. It’s party time! You’ve got plenty of time to get creative and get trashy!


Hometown Pride Photo Contest

TRINIDAD — The City of Trinidad Tourism Board announces the Hometown Pride Photo Contest open to the pub- lic Jan. 1 through Feb 29. For more information visit: www.visittrinidadcolorado.com


Call for artists: Green Show

TRINIDAD — The Corazon Gallery will be accepting artwork in all mediums for The Green Show Wednesday, March 4, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Corazon Gallery at 149 E. Main Street. A reception for The Green Show will be held on March 6, 5 to 7 p.m.



Colfax County 4 H shooting sports safety training today

RATON — NMSU Colfax County 4-H Mandatory Shooting Sports Safety Training will be held Thursday, Feb. 20, 5 p.m.. This would be good training for all who are planning to do some of the shoots coming up this year.


New Mexico candidate forum convention in Colfax County

RATON — The Colfax County Democrats will be hosting a candidate forum Saturday, February 22, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at The Shuler Theater. This will be an exciting meeting with several state and national candidates coming to meet us and to share their vision. This is an important step in the election process and we hope that everyone interested will attend. Also, at that meeting we will be electing delegates to represent us at the state level.


Cimarron Cemetery Board meeting

CIMARRON — The next meeting of the Cemetary Board will be Monday, Feb. 24, 12 p.m. at the Village Hall. The January meeting went well. The upcoming plans are to place section signs for individuals can find their loved ones plot locations easily. The members will be doing a walk through the cemetery to identify placements and verify records.


Grade 1-2 family literacy night

RATON — Come join us for a celebration of reading and writ- ing Tuesday, Feb. 25, 5 to 6:30 p.m. at Longfellow School. There will be a Literacy Basket Raffle, refreshments and fun for all!


Growing Great Kids (GGK) meeting

RATON — GGK meets every last Wednesday of the month. The next meeting is Wednesday, Feb. 26, 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Center for Sustainability, 130 Park Avenue. Everyone is invited especially young parents and all caretakers in the community.

GGK vision is to protect children and their childhoods, while giving every parent the opportunity to feel confident and competent developing their child’s skills thru play and music. We aim to have every child feel safe and secure, loved, and valued. Our hope is to partner with parents to reduce their stress and grow the essential parenting and life skills that will empower them to provide their children with a safe, loving home, and the inner strengths to reach their highest developmental potential. For more information call 575-707-0147.


Preschool story hour

RATON — Arthur Johnson Memorial Library, 244 Park Ave offers preschool story hour every Wednesday at 10 a.m.


Food manager certification class

RATON — A food manager certification class will be held Thursday, Feb. 27, 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. and Friday, Feb. 28, 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Center for Community Innovation, 130 Park Ave Raton Class Instruction will be held Thursday, Feb. 27. The exam will be Friday, Feb. 28. This certification is nationally recognized and valid in CO and NM. Tuition is: $205. CONTACT: Florence Higgins (575) 447-6474 EMAIL: askflorence08@hotmail.com


PreK & Kinder literacy night

RATON — Join us for carnival style fun, learning about home literacy, and refreshments Thursday, Feb. 27, 5 to 6:30 p.m. at Longfellow Elementary School. Literacy Basket Raffle will raise funds for our PreK and Kinder classrooms.


Colfax Rapid Response meeting

RATON — Colfax County Rapid Response is a volunteer fire- fighting community based organization. Our next meeting will be Thursday, Feb. 27, 7 p.m. at the Colfax County Court- house, 230 North 3rd Street.

Currently we engage in Wild land and Structural fires. When called upon we serve a civic duty, which is to protect the communities and citizens in Colfax County. Colfax County Rapid Response meets on the second and fourth Thursdays of each month at the Colfax County Courthouse at 7 p.m.. We are constantly looking for new volunteers.


Accidental Writer’s Group

RATON — Accidental Writer’s Group meets every other Friday at 10 a.m. at the Arthur Johnson Memorial Library, 244 Park Avenue. The next meeting is Friday, Feb 28. All writers welcome.


The Mexican Luncheon Extravaganza

RATON — There will be a household and linen drive to sup- port breaking the cycle’s transitional housing project Friday, Feb. 28, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Raton Convention Center (Lower Level) 901 S 3rd Street. Buy a $12 donation or purchase from online WalMart Gift Registry (Restart Raton Household & Linen Drive) to enjoy Richard T’s Taco y Mas Street Taco Bar with assorted sides and dessert and to hear about the transitional housing project! Please bring registry receipts or you may register for items at the door. In addition to donation or registry, we will be accepting gently-used blankets and comforters. For more info, contact Patricia Duran at 505- 652-0796.


Regular meeting of the Colfax County Democrats

RATON — There will be the regular meeting for Colfax County Democrats Saturday, Feb. 29, 2 to 4:30 p.m. at the Col- fax County Building on 3rd Street. We will be swearing in of officers and giving recognition of appointees. There will also be a report on the candidate conference held the week before.


Census 2020 is important to N.M.!

COLFAX COUNTY — The census is easy. The questions are simple. Your responses are secure! Why does the 2020 Census matter to New Mexico? New Mexico receives $8,692 per resident in federal funding. Did you know, just a 1% undercount in New Mexico means a loss of $780 million dollars over the next ten years?

The more you know…Census Bureau staff are sworn for life to protect confidentiality and are subject to $250,000 fine and/or up to five years in federal prison for wrongful disclosure of information.

How do I participate? You can take the census online starting Thursday, March 12, by phone, or by mail. For more information, visit 2020census.gov from your personal phone, computer or public library.

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