Upcoming Events for week of January 16, 2020


SH12 PEL Study info meeting today

LA VETA — Come out for an informal Coffee Chat regarding the Southern Mountain Loop along State Highway 12 Thursday, Jan. 16, 12- 1 p.m. at La Veta Mercantile, 300 S Main Street. The goal of the informal coffee chat meetings is to introduce the alternative concepts and get feedback and input. This will be an opportunity to learn about the study, provide comments on the alternatives and learn about the study’s recommendations. These chats are not official public meetings, but rather opportunities to meet and visit with the study team.

The South Central Council of Governments and Colorado Department of Transportation are studying the Scenic Highway of Legends (SHOL) byway, an 82 mile corridor between Walsenburg and Trinidad along US 160 and State Highway 12. The purpose of the project is to improve highway safety and provide a regional and local multi-use trail, completing the Colorado Front Range Trail (CFRT), along the byway. The CFRT is a planned multi-use trail by the Colorado Parks and Wildlife along the Front Range from Wyoming to New Mexico. This study, being conducted as a Planning and Environmental Linkages study, will determine a master plan of future projects to improve highway safety and provide a multi-use trail. For more information call 719-742-3387.


Medical mission in Guatemala presentation

LA VETA — The La Veta Public Library is hosting a presentation by Reed White and Celeste Melville covering their medical mission in Guatemala Thursday, Jan. 16, 2 p.m..

The medical mission took place in Nueva Santa Rosa and included 37 professionals and volunteers who worked 12 hours a day and processed over 1,300 local patients helping with general medicine, dental, women’s health, nutritional, and psychological problems. Lake Atiitlan is a beautiful high altitude coffee growing area inhabited primarily by indigenous people of Mayan descent. The photographs and stories about the mission and this lovely area are amazing. This worthwhile pictorial journey is bought to you by the Friends of LaVeta Library with free refreshments.


Huerfano County Democratic meeting tonight

WALSENBURG — The next meeting of the central committee of the Huerfano County Democratic Party will be held tonight, Thursday, Jan. 16, 5:30 pm at the Walsenburg Housing authority activity room, 230 Russell Avenue.  All Democrats are invited to attend! This is a very important election year, please get involved!


Ecstatic Dance at La Veta 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, Jan. 16, 7 p.m. 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 talking, 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. All ages welcome! Facebook Event Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/498191200816761/. For more information: 719-742-3387


U.S. Census Bureau recruiting in Walsenburg

WALSENBURG — The U.S. Census Bureau is recruiting for a variety of temporary jobs, including census takers, to assist with the nationwide 2020 Census count. Higher pay rates announced this month. The U.S. Census Bureau will be holding a recruiting event Friday, Jan. 17, 12 – 2 p.m. at the Walsenburg Workforce Center, 201 E. Fifth Street, Suite 19. Applying now to work as a census taker is a great way to make extra money and line up spring and summer employment ahead of time. Census taker positions offer flexible hours, paid training, weekly compensation, and reimbursement for expenses such as mileage for employees doing fieldwork. Pay rates recently increased and vary by position and location, with Colorado rates starting at $16 per hour. People of all backgrounds are encouraged to apply, including college students and retirees looking to earn extra money, or those looking for a second job. The selection process begins in January 2020, with paid training occurring in March and April. Apply now for this once-a-decade opportunity to make Colorado count. Go to www.2020census.gov/jobs for more information.


Spanish Peaks Bee Keepers Association

WALSENBURG — The first general meeting of 2020 will be held Saturday, Jan. 18, 1 to 3 p.m. at Lathrop State Park Visitors Center.

In this first meeting for the year, we will be encouraging those who attend to bring requests and ideas on what they want to discuss/learn/or envision for the club going forward. Consider becoming an active member! Find our more on our facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/SpanishPeaksBeeks/ If you are interested in becoming a beekeeper and would like to be a part of a beekeeping community please save the dates: Saturday, Feb. 15, Saturday, March 21 and every third Saturday of the month, 1 pm.


Cuchara Chapel service

CUCHARA —Sunday, Jan. 19, 10:30 a.m. Rev. Eileen Ramsey will speak on “Grace-filled Living”. The guest musician will be Peggy Arnold-Hoobler. Come as you are, all are welcome.


Fly your flags on Martin Luther King Day

WALSENBURG — The Walsenburg Woman’s Club invites all to proudly display American flags on Monday, Jan. 20, to show patriotism, pride in heritage, and active community involvement, in honor of those things MLK stood for. The club members will be coming through Walsenburg on that day to photograph the flags on display to submit to the GFWC for consideration for the 2021 calendar displaying civic pride in your community  The World Journal also invites members of the community to submit photos of their flag on MLK Day to us on our Facebook page, or to editor.worldjournal@gmail.com for potential use in the paper that Thursday.


Huerfano Communities that Care meeting

WALSENBURG — Marsy Key, Communities That Care, CTC, Coordinator invites anyone interested in having a positive impact on our youth to attend the CTC meetings the third Tuesday of each month. The next meeting will be Tuesday, Jan. 21, 12 p.m. at the Housing Authority meeting room.

CTC is a community-based prevention system proven to reduce youth health and behavior problems community wide. For example, Marsy has support groups for HS students experiencing anxiety. CTC is evidence based and proven to work! It is a 5 phase process, and we are currently in Phase 3, getting ready for Phase 4. Be a part of this great opportunity for change for our youth, attend our meetings. For more information, call 719-738-2650.


Free Yoga class at La Veta Yoga Studio

LA VETA — During January La Veta Yoga Studio will be offering a FREE Yoga class to new students. Vouchers can be picked up in La Veta at The Salon, Paradise Coffee, and La Veta Mercantile. Ask at the Counter. You can also get your FREE class by bringing this listing with you. Classes are at the studio at 200 S Main Street in La Veta at 10 am on Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday and from January 7 at 6.30 pm on Tuesdays. For more info please e mail Ruth at easeintopeace@gmail.com or call 415-233-2632.


Repurposing books for decorative display class

WALSENBURG — Join The FoxTrot Emporium on Thursday, January 23, 6 p.m. for chalk painting and repurposing books for decorative displays. Let your creativeness flow with colors and design. You will take books, paint them and add your own flair with accents and quotes. All supplies are included in the $15 fee. There is a limit of eight people, so sign up now at The FoxTrot Emporium at 114 E. 5th St or call 720-323-4329.


Becky Meyers: Southwest art at La Veta Public Library

LA VETA — Thursday, January 23, 2 p.m. the La Veta Library is happy to welcome back one of our favorite artist-lecturers, Becky Meyers. Becky will continue to explore the Southwest Native American culture and present the traditional arts of jewelry making and the creation of Kachinas by the Hopi tribe. Becky will also discuss the historical development of the art and share archaeological, cultural, social and historical information with humor, enthusiasm, and great photographs! Don’t miss this informative program brought to you by the Friends of LaVeta Library.


Family Game Night at La Veta Mercantile

LA VETA — Come join your friends and neighbors for Family Board Games with our fearless leader, John Costea Thursday, Jan. 23, 7 p.m. at La Veta Mercantile. Music and games are free; beer, wine, soda, coffee, snacks available. Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/2759645 640769154/


Afternoon of Poetry

LA VETA — An “Afternoon of Poetry”, in honor of the Chinese New Year, will be held Saturday, Jan. 25, 3 to 5 p.m. at Tom Doerk’s home, 120 W. Grand. Bring poems to read (your own or other favorites!). For more in- formation call Tom (742-3776) or Robin (742- 3398).


Hearty, healthy New Year community dinner

WALSENBURG – The United Church of Walsenburg will host its first free community dinner of 2020 on Sunday, Jan. 25, 5 p.m. at the church, 108 Kansas Avenue. Please use the ramp door on the south side of the church (across the street from Loaf & Jug). The menu will be “Hearty, Healthy” beef stew with home raised beef, baked dinner rolls, a variety of desserts, coffee, ice tea and water. Join us for the meal or just come by to enjoy the live music. Donations are welcome.


Game day kickoff at Huerfano County Rec Center

WALSENBURG — Huerfano County Rec Center is hosting a Game Day for the community Saturday, Jan. 25, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.. Come join the fun! There will be free food, games and prizes. Wear your favorite team’s jersey for even more chances to win!

Show your skills with these games for the whole family: free throw shooting, football toss, soccer goal shooting and cornhole. Game and door prizes include $100 gift cards for shoes/athletic apparel, family gym memberships for a year, sports and fitness equipment, and local gift certificates. For more information call Michael at 301-787-3525.


History of Francisco Fort

LA VETA — The next Huerfano County Historical Society, History Happenings presentation will be Sunday, Jan. 26, 2 p.m. at La Veta Public Library. This history series offers presentations and discussions on topics that influenced our county. Bob Kennemer, Director Francisco Fort Museum, will present the history of Francisco Fort. A suggested donation of $5 is requested.


Water Conservancy District Board meeting

WALSENBURG — The next meeting of the Huerfano County Water Conservancy District will be Monday, Jan. 27, 6 p.m. at the Walsenburg Housing Authority, 220 Russell Avenue. The agenda will include: water court cases filed in December; river reports; grant project updates; augmentation water application update; director committee reports. The meeting is open to the public. An executive session may be held near the end of the meeting if needed to discuss ongoing litigation; real, personal or other property interests; receiving legal advice on specific legal questions; and to determine positions on negotiations.


La Veta-Cuchara Chamber meeting

LA VETA — The La Veta-Cuchara Chamber of Commerce (LVCCC) will be holding their monthly meeting, Thursday, Jan. 30, 8:30 a.m. at the La Veta town library.


Big Game chili cookoff at the Fox — competitors wanted!

WALSENBURG — Our chili competition fundraiser will be held Sunday, Feb. 2. Proceeds benefit our take-a-seat campaign. Setup is at 2 p.m., judging begins at 3 p.m., big game (on the big screen!) at 4:30. Awards ceremony at 6 p.m..

Enter the competition! It’s FREE! People’s Choice Awards are given for: Red Chili, Green Chili, and Dip/Side Dish. Winners receive a prize package that includes an award, gift certificates, Fox merch, and other donated items. We suggest making a “family-size” crockpot or stockpot of chili.

For those not entering the competition, a $10 donation to sample and judge the chili for The People’s Choice! awards. You receive THREE votes with your $10 donation. Extra votes can be purchased at the box office ($10 for FIVE votes).

What questions may we answer? Call/Text Mike @ (719) 695-2199


La Veta Creative District logo design contest

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, Feb. 28 to Kenny Schneider by email at kenetics@centurytel.net. Sub- missions 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. The logo should be eye-catching. 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”



Adult reading program: oral histories

TRINIDAD — The people who grew up in or moved to Trinidad have interesting stories to tell. Come to the History Room at the Carnegie Public Library of Trinidad, 202 N. Animas and record your unique contribution to local history! Ongoing every Thursday, 3 to 5 p.m.. Visit: https://www.carnegie- publiclibrary.org/ for more information.


Workplace skills class at TSJC

TRINIDAD — This Workplace Skills class meets two hours a week over seven Fridays, Jan. 17 to Feb. 28. The skills class will meet 10 am to noon or 7:45 to 9:45 am in the Boyd Room 102 at Trinidad State.

The class will cover these topics:
• Workplace communication skills
• Organizational skills
• Time-management skills
• Conflict management
• Leadership and responsibility
• Motivation
• Creative problem solving
• Judgement and decision making
• Accountability and responsibility
The class counts as one college credit-hour for the tuition of $175.64. For more information or to register, contact Donna Haddow, 719-846-5724 ext. 5724


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, Jan. 17, 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.


HOH: Volcanoes and Mountains!

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. This Friday, Jan. 17 we will be learning about volcanoes and mountains. Not only will we expand on mountain formation, but we will also experiment with tracking lava flows with homemade play dough.

Contact Abigail to enroll: 719-846-7217 or abigail.melton@state.co.us


Art Wall: Margaret Apodaca reception at the Carnegie

TRINIDAD — During the month of January, Margaret Apodaca is exhibiting her photographs on the Library’s Art Wall. Everyone is cordially invited to a reception for Margaret Friday, Jan. 17, 5:30 to 7 p.m.. Refreshments will be served. We hope to see you there


Meet and Greet HD 64 Rep. Richard Holtorf

TRINIDAD — The Las Animas County Republicans will host a Meet and Greet with our newly elected House District 64 Representative, Richard Holtorf Friday, Jan. 17, 6 p.m. at the Pioneer room on the campus of TSJC. It will be a great opportunity to hear his agenda for the 2020 legislative session as well as ask questions or voice concerns. All are welcome!!!


Drawing/painting from the model class

TRINIDAD — “Uninstructed drawing or painting from the model” will be offered Saturday, Jan. 18, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Marketplace Gallery on 1st Street (back of the Mitchell Museum). A $5 model fee will be charged.


Trinidad Women’s March 2020

TRINIDAD — Come join the Las Animas County Democrats as we rally to support issues important to all people: justice, healthcare, climate change, integrity in government, marriage equality, immigration reform, education, and many more Saturday, Jan. 18, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. We will meet at the intersection of Main St and Santa Fe Trail. Bring a sign, a friend, water, and your voice. Teresa Grunewald 719-846-2256, tkgrunewald@gmail.com


Walleye Association annual meeting

TRINIDAD — Colorado Walleye Association South Chapter Annual Member’s Meeting will be held Saturday, Jan. 18, 1 p.m. at Tequila’s, 9900 Santa Fe Trail.


Carving club at the Carnegie

TRINIDAD — Join Sierra and Paul in their carving adventures and hone your carving skills Saturday, Jan. 18, 1 to 3 p.m. at Trinidad Carnegie Public Library. Learn more about the art and techniques of wood carving with real wood carvers! Bring your own tools and materials. Open to patrons over 14 years old.


WhatsUpTrinidad?~community con- versation on homelessness

TRINIDAD — WhatsUpTrinidad is a group of Trinidad residents getting together to begin a conversation on the Homeless challenge, opportunities, things we can’t do and things we can do. This is simply a starting point. Our first meeting is Saturday, Jan. 18, 12 to 1:30 p.m. at the Carnegie Public Library.


Wind River band at Spanish Peaks Inn

GULNARE — Wind River Band will perform Saturday, Jan. 18, 8 p.m. to 12 a.m. at Spanish Peaks Inn. 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.


Mt. Carmel Youth Choir

TRINIDAD — Kids in grades 4-7 meet once a week on Tuesdays, 4 p.m. until May 26 in the Garden Hall to learn new songs that they will perform for the community at the Spring Concert. If your child is interested in joining the Youth Choir, call 719-845-4894 for more information and to sign-up!


Grief Support Group

TRINIDAD — The next Grief Support Group meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, Jan. 22, 4 to 5:30 p.m. at Mt Carmel Health, Wellness, & Community Center. If you would like to join us, please call 719-845-4894. We’re here to help!


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 is FREE.


Dance conditioning class at TSJC

TRINIDAD — A dance conditioning class will begin Wednesday, Jan. 22, 5:30 to 6:30 pm in the Massage Therapy Lab-Banta Bld. The instructor is Emily Seymore. The class will continue through Feb 26. To register call 719-846-5724.


Adult reading program – bullet journaling

TRINIDAD — What is bullet journaling, and how can it help you keep track of your time? Learn more about this productivity tool Thursday, Jan. 23, 3 to 4 p.m. at the Carnegie Library, 202 N. Animas. This program is part of our annual Adult Reading Program. It’s quick, efficient, and surprisingly simple. Let us show you how!


Lassoing the Thieves – Internet Security in 2020!

AGUILAR — The Aguilar Public Library will be offering a class taught by Fred Dixon from the Computer Cowboy on Internet Security Saturday, Jan. 25, 1 p.m.. Please note! If you have a personal laptop or tablet please bring, as we have a limited number of desktops and laptops for use.


Miner baseball team spaghetti fundraiser dinner

TRINIDAD — The Miner Baseball team will be having a fundraiser to raise money for equipment that they desperately need. Please join us Sunday, Jan. 26, 5 to 8 pm at Las Animas Grill, 341 N. Commercial Street for a spaghetti dinner served by the Miner Baseball players. The dinner is $20 a plate. We will also be selling Miner merchandise at the restaurant. All proceeds go to the Miner baseball team. Please come to the dinner and please spread the word!


The Red Show~call for artists

TRINIDAD — The Corazon Gallery will be accepting art in all mediums for “The Red Show”. Art will be taken in on Wednesday, Jan. 29 from 10 am to 5 pm at the Corazon Gallery, 149 E. Main in Trinidad. The reception for the show will be January 31 from 5 to 7 pm.


Mt. Carmel Wellness Expo vendors wanted!

TRINIDAD — Mt. Carmel Wellness & Community Center is sponsoring a free event to learn about wellness opportunities in our community Saturday, Feb. 1, 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Mt. Carmel Wellness & Community Center, 911 Robinson Avenue. At the expo, participants can talk to wellness experts, attend work- shops, enroll in classes, browse vendor booths and much more! The Expo admission is free with free food and free workshops! Vendors wanted and visitors welcome! Call 719-845-4894 for more information.


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



Friends of Sugarite meeting

RATON — Join the Friends of Sugarite for the 1st Meeting Of 2020 tonight, Thursday, January 16, 6 p.m. at Casa Lemus, 350 Clayton Road. New applications will be available. We will talk about upcoming events, chat about the raffle, give a park update and may elect new officers.


Raton Recycling Center

RATON — The Raton Recycling Center will be open Wednesday, January 22, 9 am to12 pm at the Raton Regional Recycling Hub Facility, Armex Building, 420 East 4th Avenue. Accepted Materials include: corrugated cardboard and brown paper bags, mixed paper junk mail, magazines, and newspapers; plastic #1 bottles with necks, caps, and labels like water and soda bottles or salad dressing; plastic #2 bottles like laundry detergent, milk, and juice jugs (No motor oil products); steel/tin cans clean soup, vegetable, pet food, and sauce containers aluminum beverage cans, clean food containers, pie pans, and foil. For more information and schedule visit: http://www.ratonnm.gov/156/Recycling


St Vincent de Paul food distribution

RATON — The next food distribution will be Thursday, Jan. 23, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at St Vincent, 104 Buena Vista Street. Food distribution until supplies exhausted..everyone is welcome!


Raton Ministerial Alliance Food Distribution

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


Ice Fishing Tournament at Eagle Nest State Park

EAGLE NEST — The Eagle Nest Lake State Park Ice Fishing Tournament will be held Saturday, Jan. 25, 6 a.m. to 2 p.m.. Registration is from 6 to 11 a.m. at Eagle Nest Lake State Park Visitor Center,42 Marina Way, CR B-11. The tournament will begin any time after you register. Your catch must be turned into the registration location by 2 p.m. to be included in the contest.

There are 4 categories: 1. Trout/Salmon. 2. Perch. 3. Pike. 4. Creel. (Points for total fish in this category are based on entry into one or more of the species categories.) A $10 entry fee is required for each category. (To enter Creel category at least one of the species categories must also be entered.) No refunds!

Contact: JB at 337-485-3722 or Evening: Roy at 505-859- 2236 or Email: info@friendsofeaglenestlake.org or secretary@friendsofeaglenestlake.org or Website: FriendsofEagleNestLake.org

Prizes will be awarded for “Biggest Fish” in categories 1, 2 and 3. Each contestant will be limited to one fish in each of those categories. The total length of the fish will be measured. In case of a tie, the girth measurement will take priority. If a tie still exists, the prize will be shared by the winners. Creel winner is based on points for total fish caught in registered species categories.

Cash prizes consist of 75% of the registration fees collected for each category: 1st Place: 40% of the cash prize; 2nd Place: 30% of the cash prize; 3rd Place: 20% of the cash prize; 4th Place: 10% of the cash prize.


Colfax Democrats election of officers

RATON — The Colfax County Democrats will meet Saturday, January 25, 2 p.m. at County Building, 230 N. 3rd (old court house). The main purpose will be to hold an election to fill vacancies on the board. It is very important to attend this meeting and be heard. As we face the most important election cycle of our lifetimes it is imperative that we come together, work together and make our voices heard. Everyone is welcome.


Classic Night at the Movies ~ “Selena”

RATON — The next Classic night at the movies will be Wednesday, Jan. 29, 6 p.m. at El Raton Theater, 113 N 2nd, and features the 1997 movie “Selena”. “Selena “ is a rated PG biography: A beautiful Mexican-American singer’s (Jennifer Lopez) skyrocketing international career ends abruptly. This is a free movie but any donations help Valle del Sol Psychosocial Rehab Program.


Growing Great Kids (GGK) meeting

RATON — GGK meets every last Wednesday of the month. The next meeting is Wednesday, Jan. 29, 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.


Springer Electric Education Foundation Scholarship

SPRINGER AREA — There are scholarships available provided by the Springer Electric Education Foundation for graduating seniors and college students whose parents are members of Springer Electric Cooperative. Apply for scholarships by January 30. For applications and more information please call Springer electric cooperative at 575-483-2421 or 800-288-1353. You may visit our offices at 408 Maxwell.


NM Journalism Scholarship available for 2020

NEW MEXICO — The 2020 Doris Gregory Memorial Journal- ism Scholarships are now accepting applications through Friday, Jan. 31. The New Mexico Press Women annually award two of these journalism scholarships. The first-place winner will receive $1,000, while the first-runner-up will receive $500. The 2020 award will also honor the memory of long-time member Deb Farson, who passed away earlier this year.

Recipients must be continuing students in pursuit of a graduate or undergraduate degree or minor in print journalism, broadcast, photojournalism, public relations, communications or advertising at a New Mexico college or university the following fall 2020 semester.

Applications are due by Jan. 31, 2020. Find more information and the application at : http://newmexicopress- women.org/scholarships-3/


Sugarite Canyon State Park open to ice fishing

RATON — As of Monday, Jan. 6, the Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources State Parks Division announces that Lake Alice at Sugarite Canyon State Park near Raton is now open for walk in ice fishing.


NA meetings in Raton

RATON — NA meetings are held every Monday from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Mesa Church, 140 North 1st Street. Here’s what you can expect at your Narcotics Anonymous meeting. Open- ing discussion usually starts with a prayer and an introduc- tion. During introduction, members will state their names and if comfortable, may also state a little something about them- selves such as their addiction or the number of days they have in sobriety. Try to get to the meeting early so that you can meet with some of the members of the group early on. You might even find a sponsor during this time.

Make the most out of the meeting by asking as many questions as you have and being open and honest. If you can spend additional time to talk and mingle with other members of the group after the meeting, that will be good too. If you are an addict who is in recovery, you can attend closed sessions but if you are not an addict and simply want to take some time to experience a meeting, attending an open meeting is the best option.

For the best results and the greatest support, NA recommends that new members attend one meeting every day for the first 90 days—90 meetings in 90 days. Most meetings will have a single speaker and moderator and will focus on one of the twelve-steps of recovery, some include excerpts from the Bible too. Attending Narcotics Anonymous meetings regularly can help you to build bonds with other members of the group and you may progress through the twelve-steps with a better understanding of each. The end goal is to be in recovery and to become a sponsor who can help others who are in their early stages of the NA program.


Al anon meetings in Raton

RATON — Al anon meets every Thursday, 6 pm at Holy Trinity church, Rio Grand and Third Streets.


Raton Museum membership drive

RATON — Turn right into history! The Raton Museum, located in the heart of Raton’s Historic District, is just the place for you. Take a break from everyday life and explore the vast history of our amazing area and the people who made their place in it.

The museum is seeking new members to support this wonderful local treasure. A regular annual membership is $35; a Heritage membership is $75. Contact the Raton Museum, 108 South Second Street, 575-445-8979; or ratonmuseum@gmail.com or visit theratonmuseum.org or facebook, Raton Museum. Visit the museum during our winter hours: Wednesday- Sunday 10-4.

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