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Upcoming Events for week of January 30, 2020


Sock for The Soul sock drive

WALSENBURG/ LA VETA/ AGUiLAR/ TRiN- iDAD — Sangre de Cristo Hospice & Palliative Care is collecting new socks until Monday, Feb. 17. Donations will go to patients, veterans, local fire departments, youth, and those in need.

Drop-off new socks at these locations: Fishers peak community church (Sun 9- 12:30pm only)
Green Elephant
First choice Market, 801 Walsen Ave. charlie’s Market-La Veta,
Spanish peaks catholic community churches (Walsenburg, Gardner, La Veta & Aguilar)
Sangre de cristo hospice office, 809 Main St. Please call 719-846-3060 for more information.



Take a virtual vacation at LVPL

LA VETA — Thursday, Jan. 30, 2 p.m. treat yourself to a virtual vacation at the LaVeta Public Library. Donald Andreoli was born in Italy, raised in LaVeta and has traveled the world with camera in hand. He has been to South Africa three times and would like to share with us the local animals, large African parks, living style, culture and education system in a land filled with beauty and intrigue.

Don is a gifted photographer and story teller and it will a lively afternoon sponsored by the Friends of LaVeta Library with free refreshments!


Open Mic at the 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, Jan. 30, 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. Facebook:


Huerfano County Hospital District work session

WALSENBURG —The Board of Directors of the Huerfano County Hospital District will conduct a work session on Friday, Jan. 31, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at La Plaza Bed & Breakfast, 118 West 6th Street. This meeting is open to the public. No action will be taken.


Susan Gibson at La Veta Mercantile

LA VETA — Susan Gibson with Don Richmond & TC Smythe performs Friday, Jan. 31, 7 p.m. at the La Veta Mercantile. Susan Gibson is a Wimberley, Texas-based singer and songwriter who has released six solo albums and tours the nation. Gibson was the lead singer for the alternative country band, The Groobees, and in college wrote a little song called “Wide Open Spaces” that grew up to become (with a little help from the Dixie Chicks) one of the biggest country songs of all time. Susan Gibson will be joined on stage by long- time friends and collaborators Don Richmond (producer and member of The Rifters) and TC Smythe (Smythe & Taylor). Tickets are $18 in advance or $20 at the door. Tickets: 53227332/


Benefit breakfast at Eagles Hall

WALSENBURG — Eagles #1187 is hosting a community breakfast Sunday, Feb. 2, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 614 Main Street. The breakfast includes pancakes, sausage, scrambled eggs, coffee, and juice. The cost is $5 per adult and $2.50 for children. All proceeds go to the Fraternal Order of Eagles Scholarship fund.


Cuchara Chapel service

cUchARA —Sunday, Feb. 2, 10:30 a.m. Rev. Eileen Ramsey will speak on “The Shift in Perception”. The guest musician will be Peggy Arnold-Hoobler. Come as you are, all are welcome.


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


Class 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 Fit- ness, 216 S Main


Call for singers!

hUERFANO cOUNTY — The Sangre de Cristo Vocal Arts Ensemble, the biggest little community choir in southern Colorado, invites you to sing with us on Tuesdays, at 6 p.m. at the United Methodist Church in La Veta. Singing with us will strengthen the immune system, provide you with a real work-out, improve your posture, improve your sleep, act as a natural anti-depressant, lower stress levels, improve mental alertness and widen your circle of friends. What’s not to love? Join us now as we begin rehearsing for our spring season concerts. Call Kalima at 719-742-5333.


Meet and greet Congressional candidate Lauren Boebert

WALSENBURG — Congressional candidate Lauren Boebert, running against Congressman Scott Tipton in the primary, will be at Huerfano County Republican HQ at 511 Main Street in Walsenburg at 5:30 pm on Monday, Feb 3.


Free program: Vision Boards and DIY Journals

WALSENBURG — Health Solutions presents a fun, free and family friendly educational program Wednesday, Feb. 5, 6 to 7 p.m. at Walsenburg Housing Authority meeting room, 220 Russell Street. Set your goals and aspirations for the new year in this exciting class! Learn how to make a vision board for 2020 and create a one-of-a-kind journal. All materials are provided. For more information call 738-2386 or visit www.Health.Solutions


Call for entries—Members SPACe Show

LA VETA — Artists who are members of SPACe are encouraged to enter the 2020 Members’ Show in February. This show is an opportunity for artists to show works that might be new or different styles or media for the artist. Artwork in this show may also be entered in one other SPACe show during the

year. The usual $5 entry fee applies per piece, with a limit of 4 pieces per artist. ($10 for art- work more than 30” wide.) Bring artwork Thursday, Feb. 6, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. or Saturday, Feb. 8, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.. The reception will be Saturday, Feb. 15, 5 – 7 p.m.


HCCC luncheon

WALSENBURG — The monthly Huerfano County Communication Coalition luncheon will be held today, Thursday, Feb. 6, 12 p.m. at the ambulance building meeting room, 326 Main Street. Find out what great things are happening in our community this new year and share what your group is planning for 2020. The lunch is free. Spanish Peaks Regional will be the sponsor for this month. The hospital’s transformation program participants will meet following the coalition lunch. This is a project the hospital is en- gaged in to identify and work with the community in areas to improve healthcare in Huerfano County. Anyone is welcome to attend if you are interested.


“The Heart of Pakistan” at La Veta Public Library

LA VETA — The La Veta Library is pleased to have our own librarian, Rachel Locke Dillon, as your program presenter Thursday, Feb. 6, 2 p.m.. Rachel will share information about her experience traveling to northern Pakistan where she taught English as a 2nd language and her continuing work with the Shining Light International organization. She will share stories and photos of this beautiful, rugged land where she was treated with hospitality and kindness, yet saddened by the lack of education and extreme poverty. You won’t want to miss this interesting program brought to you by the Friends of La Veta Library with free refreshments.


Walsenburg Downtown Revitalization meeting

WALSENBURG — Thursday, February 6, 6 p.m. in the Walsenburg City Council Chambers, the Walsenburg Downtown Revitalization Committee will host a reorganization meeting. Join business owners, city officials, and other Walsenburg residents for a discussion on how to reorganize efforts to revitalize our community.


Huerfano Soup at La Veta Mercantile

LA VETA — The next Huerfano Soup at the La Veta Mercantile, sponsored by Bachman & Associates will be held Thursday, Feb. 6, 6 pm. One dish + one vote + one passionate community = Huerfano Soup.

Huerfano Soup is a monthly community- based potluck where participants, through this micro-granting dinner, assist a variety of projects in Huerfano County. A potluck item and a $5 donation makes you eligible to vote on the evening’s presentations. As a diner, you will hear three five-minute pitches from community members who need funding for projects that are beneficial to the community. Enjoy the best $5 dinner in town with your friends, then choose the winning proposal to receive the evenings donations. Facebook Event Link:


Pre-Valentines Day Pop Up

WALSENBURG — Come see us at FoxTrot Emporium, 114 East 5th Street, Saturday, Feb. 8 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. We will have a limited assortment of goodies for sale and you can pre-order anything on our Sabrina’s Unrefined Bakery menu. Come see us and support our local businesses


Full Moon Howl and Growl

cUchARA — The February Full Moon Howl and Growl will be held Saturday Feb. 8, 5 p.m. at Cuchara Mountain Park. The Howl and Growl is co-sponsored by the Spanish Peaks Alpine Alliance and Cuchara Mountain Park. Bring a dish and a drink to the potluck along with your snowshoes or XC Skiis. Or just hang out in our Day Lodge (aka the Night Lodge) by the fire. Moon lore and more are also on the agenda!


Patsy O’Brien at the La Veta Mercantile

LA VETA — Hailing from Cork in the south of Ireland, award- winning songwriter and much sought-after guitarist Patsy O’Brien will perform Saturday, Feb. 8, 7 p.m. at La Veta Mercantile. O’Brien is renowned for his ability to meld songwriting and guitar styles seamlessly. Patsy has traversed the globe, guitar in hand, accompanying, creating and recording with some of the giants of Irish music. With critically-acclaimed solo albums under his belt along with numerous live and studio collaborations, it’s no surprise that Patsy’s songwriting ability and guitar prowess are in demand (he hosts guitar workshops all over the country), and NPR saw fit to feature one of his song arrangements on the prestigious All Songs Considered. Tickets $15 in advance; $18 day of show. More information and tickets:


Computer Basics 101: Internet

LA VETA — Learn the basics about the internet from how it works, searching the internet, along with the best and safest browsers Monday, Feb. 10, 1 to 3 p.m. at La Veta Library. You MUST RSVP in-person or by phone 719-742-3572. This project was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.


February Care ‘n Share

WALSENBURG — The January Care ‘n Share food distribution for Huerfano County will be Tuesday, Feb. 11, 10 to about 11:30 am at Delaney Hall on E 7th. Bring proper ID (picture and proof of residency required) 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 SP Library

WALSENBURG — A free legal clinic for parties who have no attorney, will be featured from 4 to 5 pm on the second Tuesday of each month at the Spanish Peaks Library, 415 Walsen Avenue. The next clinic will be Tuesday, Feb. 11. 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. Call the library at 719-738-2774 the day of to secure your spot. Walk-ins will be accommodated if time allows.

Upcoming 2020 dates: March 10; April 14; May 12; June 9; July 14; August 11; September 8; October 13; November 10; and December 8, 2020


Family Game Night at the Mercantile

LA VETA — Come join your friends and neighbors for Family Board Games with our fearless leader, John Costea Thursday, Feb. 13, 7 pm. Music and games are free; beer, wine, soda, coffee, snacks available. Facebook Event Page:


FCPA Show Choir “Westward Ho” show

LA VETA — Calling all cowpokes, cowgals and all of their friends and family. Love is in the air—and to help you celebrate Valentine’s Day, the Francisco Center for the Performing Arts Show Choir is excited to offer its winter concert: “West- ward Ho”—featuring a compilation of songs celebrating those who bravely ventured outside of their comfort zones to settle the West. This is a free concert. So join us on Friday, Feb. 14, 7 p.m. 7 p.m. (doors open at 6:30); Saturday, Feb. 15, 7 p.m. (doors open at 6:30); and Sunday, Feb. 16, 2 p.m. (doors open at 1:30). All performances are at the theater located at 127 West Francisco in La Veta. Seating is limited, no reservations required (seating on a first come, first serve basis)—and best of all, it’s free! (But donations to help support the choir will be gleefully accepted).


Free Valentine’s movie “The Notebook”

WALSENBURG — Farm Bureau Insurance is sponsoring a free movie Friday, Feb. 14, 7:30 p.m. at the Fox Theatre. The movie is the 2004 drama romance, “The Notebook” staring Gena Row- lands, James Garner, and Rachel McAdams. This dramatic romance is about a poor yet passionate young man who falls in love with a rich young woman, giving her a sense of freedom, but they are soon separated because of their social differences .


Karaoke, potluck, & dance at Cuchara Mountain

cUchARA — Cuchara Mountain Mercantile is hosting a fun Valentine’s day event Friday, February 14, 6-9 p.m.. Please join us for a Valentine’s Day Potluck Dinner, with dancing and Karaoke (those up to it) at the Cuchara Mountain Mercantile at Cuchara Mountain Park.


SPACe Members show reception

LA VETA — The annual SPACe Members show reception will be held Saturday, Feb. 15, 5 to 7 p.m.:at SPACe Gallery. Come out to visit with the artists. Refreshments are provided at the reception. No admission fee. All artwork is for sale. Or visit the SPACe Gallery Tues., Thurs., or Sat., 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. to see this art show of SPACe members’ works.


Two Peaks/One Book

LA VETA — The La Veta Library will once again be hosting their annual Two Peaks/One Book Community Book read, with the goal of bringing our area together through a great work of literature. This year’s theme is “ethics and civility” and the book we have chosen is the New York Time’s Best Seller, “A Gentleman in Moscow” by Amor Towles. It is the beautifully written story of Count Alexander Rostov who is stripped of his title and life of luxury and sentenced to house arrest in a small attic room at the Metropol Hotel. The book is rich in history, humor, intrigue and how one man made the most of a difficult situation and entered into a world of joy and emotional discovery. We will have a book discussion and exciting programs based on the theme and novel, so stop by and get your FREE copy at the La Veta Library, start reading and be looking in the Journal for the schedule of our upcoming events!


La Veta Creative District logo 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 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.”



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 other Thursday, 3 to 5 p.m.. The next oral history day will be today, Thursday, Jan. 30. Visit: for more information.


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. Last week, we only had enough time to learn about volcanoes, so we are continuing where we left off! Contact Abigail to en- roll: 719-846-7217 or


The Red Show reception

TRiNiDAD — A Reception for The Red Show will be held at the Corazon Gallery, 149 E. Main Street Friday, Jan. 31,5 p.m.. The public is welcome to attend! For more information call 719-846-0207.


Red Canyon Band and Super Sunday at Spanish Peaks Inn

GULNARE — Red Canyon Band will be providing music for dancing Saturday, Feb. 1, 7:30 – 11:30 p.m. at Spanish Peaks Inn. There is a $5 cover charge. Sunday, Feb. 2 come out for the Superbowl Party and Potluck.

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 Wellness Expo

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! Visitors welcome! Call 719-845-4894 for more information.


200 anniversary of Santa Fe Trail meeting

TRiNiDAD — Marty Hackett, head of the City of Trinidad Tourism Office, announced that 2021 will be the 200 anniversary of the Sante’ Fe Trail. Communities from Missouri to New Mexico will be celebrating the significance and the contribution of the trail all year, especially in September. The City of Trinidad is getting head start on planning. The first planning meeting will be held Monday, Feb. 3 at the History Museum. Please call Marty at the Visitor Center for more information and to RSVP.


Canvas & Conversation

TRiNiDAD — Need a little time to relax and be creative? Mt. Carmel Wellness & Community Center, 911 Robinson Avenue, hosts Canvas & Conversation the first Monday of every month!

Join us on Monday, Feb. 3, 6 – 8 p.m. to paint and socialize. The cost for the class is $25 per person which includes art supplies, snacks, glass of wine and wonderful conversation! Call 719- 845-4894 to sign up. Limited to 20 spots so don’t wait!


Classic Rock ~ Trinidad Music Assoc.

TRiNiDAD — The Trinidad Community Chorale begins its rehearsals for our spring concert on Monday, Feb. 3. This will be a fun concert and we hope many will join us to sing. Rehearsals start at 6:30 p.m. in the Massari music room (facing Pine St.). If you cannot attend this first rehearsal, please let us know you are still interested by messaging us at: No Audition required $25 Seasonal Dues. Find us on Facebook!! For more information, contact us: (325) 200-1699

Prepare to rock the house with timeless hits from The Beetles, Queen, Aerosmith, Billy Joel and More!


Food for Thought~Climate Change

TRiNiDAD — Our traditional lunch-hour Food for Thought for February has been extended to two days in a row in order to cover this topic. The presentation will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 4 and Wednesday, Feb. 5, noon to 1 p.m. each day at the Pioneer Room, Sullivan Center.

The presentation will educate people on why there is human-caused climate change happening, how the climate is expected to evolve over the next years and decades, energy, and why climate change should be our number one priority.

We hope you will join us for this presentation by Kevin Fotso, a Ph.D. student in Biomedical Engineering at the University of New Mexico. Please feel free to bring a sack lunch to eat during the presentation or by a lunch from the cafeteria. For more information call 719-846-5724.


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.


Network Council meeting

TRiNiDAD — Come share what’s going on with your organization and hear what everyone else is doing at the next Net- work Council meeting, Thursday, Feb. 6, 8 am at the 2nd floor Community Room of the First National Bank Galleria build- ing. Network Council meetings are where we discuss upcoming ideas, activities and community excitement. Come be part of the network!


Adult reading presentation – databases

TRiNiDAD — The Carnegie Public Library, 202 N. Animas, presents “Databases”, a program in this year’s Adult Reading program Thursday, Feb. 6, 3 to 4 p.m.. Are you a student, an author, or simply someone who seeks knowledge, but is mistrustful of the chaotic internet? There is an alternative at your public library! For more information visit: https://www.carnegiepub-


Cooking for seniors class

TRiNiDAD — There will be a free 4 week cooking class for seniors beginning Thursday, Feb. 6, 3:30-5:30 p.m. at Mt. Carmel Wellness & Community Center, 911 Robinson. The class meets each Thursday, February 6 – 27. Call 719-845-4894 to sign-up!


State of the City Address

TRiNiDAD — Mayor Phil Rico will address the public Thursday, Feb. 6, 6 p.m. at TSJC Pioneer Room. The event is free and all citizens are invited.


Book Readers Rock!

TRiNiDAD — Join us Friday, Feb. 7, 1:30 to 3 p.m. for Book Readers Rock! at Carnegie Public Library. Book Readers Rock! is a book club for 6th through 10th graders! New members are welcome! The Library will provide copies of book. (Title to be announced.)


Annual Father Daughter and Mother Son dances

TRiNiDAD — These annual dances are sponsored by Home- town Holidays and will be held Friday, Feb. 7 for the Mother Son Dance and Saturday, Feb. 8 for the Father Daughter Dance. Both dances will be held from 6:30 -9 p.m. at Brix. Admission is $10 in advance or $12 at the door. Call Gloria Jean 719-846-0562 for ad- vance tickets. No spouses permitted! Light snacks and beverages included. Photography, Nails, and dance lessons available. For more information visit:


Bake Sale for ABC

TRiNiDAD — Purchase some Valentine’s Day themed baked goods Saturday, Feb. 8, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Hometown Pharmacy, 824 E Main Street. Proceeds benefit ABC Disability Support Group. For more information call 719-220-4558.


Abstract class at Marketplace Gallery

TRiNiDAD — Marketplace Gallery on 1st Street (back of Mitchell Museum) will hold a One Day Abstract Class Saturday, Feb. 8, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.. All materials are included and no art experience necessary. Tuition is $65. The instructor is Paula Little. For more information or to register contact her at: 719-680-7189 or


Relief Printmaking Workshop

TRiNiDAD — TSJC is offering a five day relief printmaking workshop with Amanda Palmer beginning Monday, Feb. 10, 9 a.m.. This workshop will offer an introduction to the wonderful tools and techniques of the age-old art of block printing. Students will learn basic relief printing techniques including creating an image, cutting the image into a block and creating prints with a hand printing technique. Participants will further their understanding of reductive methods in printmaking, and in ways to plan relief images to maximize their success. Their appreciation and understanding of the value of creating artwork will be deepened, and they will come away with prints of their own, and also perhaps, of each others work. On the last day students will have the opportunity to visit Tabula Rasa Studio and print their images on a 1930s era Vandercook #2 proof printing press. Tuition for the class is $230. Call Donna Haddow to sign up: 719-846-5724 or

Amanda has taught relief printing workshops to participants at Zion National Park for two years, and she has taught printmaking to private students and small groups for decades at her studio and through artist residencies in national parks.


Philosophy club at the Carnegie

TRiNiDAD — Café Philosophique is a program for those who enjoy discussing philosophy. Do you like philosophizing with others about timeless questions? Join us for a monthly facilitated conversation. The next philosophy club will be Monday, Feb, 10, 5 to 6 p.m.. We will start with a brief introduction about an idea from the tradition of philosophy and a few questions to explore. Everyone is welcome!


Free legal help at Carnegie Library

TRiNiDAD — Get free legal help Tuesday, Feb. 11, from 3 to 4 pm at the Carnegie library. Participants must sign up in advance to talk with an attorney about civil matters (no criminal cases, please) via video chat. Sign up anytime at the library, or call in to get your name on the list (719-846-6841). No restriction on income level.


Mt. Carmel Wellness Wednesdays

TRiNiDAD — Wellness Wednesday at Mt. Carmel meets each second Wednesday of the month. This is a free class! This month’s meeting is Wednesday, Feb. 12, 5 to 6 p.m.. This month, the topic will be “Nutrition for Weight Loss: Diving Deep into Fad Diets; Keto, Paleo, and Whole Thirty.” Learn about fad diets, how they work, and what you can do to create balanced meals at home. For more info call 719-845-4894 or stop by Mt. Carmel Community Center, 911 Robinson Avenue.


ROAR Valentine’s fundraiser

TRiNiDAD — Send a sweet and cute Valentine to your special someone and, at the same time, support our mission in the fight against cancer. Roar For Relay For Life is sponsoring this fundraiser Thursday, Feb. 13 and 14. The fundraiser is hosted by ROAR for Relay for Life and Corradino Auto Body & Radiator. All proceeds go to The American Cancer Society.

Choose your Valentine today by calling (719) 680-0693. Choose either: #1-Assorted candy bag, balloon on a stick and 5 inch stuffed animal $13; or #2- Assorted candy bag with balloon on a stick $10. We will deliver to schools Thursday, Feb. 13. We can deliver, Friday, Feb. 14, to your special someone in Trinidad or you can pick it up at Corradino Auto Body, 124 N. Maple Street.


Carnation delivery fundraiser!

TRiNiDAD — The Trinidad History Museum is having a Car- nation Delivery Fundraiser on Friday, Feb. 14, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (Delivery only in the Trinidad area.) Stop by for purchase or call in! 719-846-7217 Delivery fee is $5 ; carnations are $1 each.


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:



Colfax County 4-H Awards Night

RATON — NMSU Colfax County 4-H Council meeting, awards night, and potluck will be held tonight, Thursday, Jan. 30, 5:30 p.m. at Isabel Castillo Performing Arts Center.


6 o’clock movie night at the Arthur Johnson Memorial Library

RATON —The Arthur Johnson Memorial Library, 244 Park Ave will host The Aeronauts Thursday, Jan. 30, 6 p.m.. In 1862, dare- devil balloon pilot Amelia Wren (Felicity Jones) teams up with pioneering meteorologist James Glaisher (Eddie Redmayne) to advance human knowledge of the weather and fly higher than anyone in history. Genres action, adventure, drama, inter- national, director Tom Harper, starring Felicity Jones, Eddie Redmayne, Himesh Patel. 1h 40min / 2019 / PG-13


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, Jan. 31. All writers welcome.


NM Journalism 2020 Scholarship

NEW MEXicO — The 2020 Doris Gregory Memorial Journalism 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-


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 or visit or facebook, Raton Museum. Visit the museum during our winter hours: Wednesday- Sunday 10-4.


Cimarron Winter Warmer

ciMARRON — The annual Cimarron Winter Warmer fund- raiser hosted by Cimarron Civic Club will be held Tuesday, Feb. 4, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. for lunch and 4 to 6 p.m. for dinner at Cimarron United Methodist Church, 31082 US 64. Come warm up with a fully loaded baked potato (featuring larger potatoes this year!) and soup for just $5! Soups and desserts too!


Senior center food distribution

RATON — The next Senior Center food distribution will be held Wednesday, Feb. 5, 10 am – 3 pm at Colfax County Senior Center, 444 S 1st Street. Senior Boxes are distributed each month the Wednesday after the first Tuesday.


Preschool Story Hour

RATON — Arthur Johnson Memorial Library, 244 Park Ave offers Preschool Story Hour every Wednesday at 10 a.m.


Art For Fun

RATON — The Arthur Johnson Memorial Library, 244 Park Ave. is hosting an Art For Fun class Thursday, Feb. 6, 6:30 p.m. in the library meeting room. Valentine’s projects are scheduled for this class.


24th Annual Father-Daughter “Roaring Into The 20’s” Dance

RATON — St. Patricks-St. Joseph’s Parish, along with FNB New Mexico, and D&T Wells & Auto, present the 24th Annual Father-Daughter “Roaring Into The 20’s” dance to be held Friday, Feb. 7, 7 to 9 p.m. at the Parish Hall with DJ Josh Martinez. Tickets per person are $8. Snacks will be provided. Corsages and photos will be for sale at the dance. Please note: There are a limited number of tickets, so buy your tickets early at the Parish Office, FNB New Mexico, or Roses Honeysuckle Station.

No moms or boys are allowed. This is a great opportunity for fathers, and father figures alike, to show their daughters how to be treated on a special date with dad. Proceeds from the dance will benefit our youth group attending the Steubenville of the Rockies Youth Conference in Denver this summer.


Colfax County Young Marines Spaghetti Buffet Fundraiser

RATON — Colfax County Young Marines and Colfax County Rapid Response invite you to a spaghetti buffet dinner Saturday, Feb. 8, 5 p.m. at the Sweet Shoppe. This fundraiser assists the Colfax County Young Marines with funds for their needs while they serve our community. It’s an all you can eat buffet with service from the young marines. Adults tickets are $10, students are $5.

The Young Marines is a national youth program for boys and girls, ages eight through high school, focused on leader- ship, citizenship through community service, self-discipline, and living a healthy, drug-free lifestyle. Check out our group at:


Valentine’s dinner, reserve by 2/7

RATON — Mesa Church is hosting a Couples Valentine’s Dinner at K-Bobs Steakhouse, 1228 S 2nd Street, on Tuesday, Feb. 11, 6:30 p.m. to celebrate your significant other and have a fun-filled date night! Purchase your dinner, listen to a mes- sage about love and marriage from Judy Duran, and enjoy fun couple games hosted by our pastors. To reserve your seats, contact Judy at (575) 445-9029 by Friday, Feb. 7. COUPLES ONLY! Please make arrangements for childcare.


Colfax Rapid Response meeting

RATON — Colfax County Rapid Response meets on the second and fourth Thursdays of each month, 7 p.m. at the Colfax County Courthouse, 230 North 3rd Street. The next meeting is Thursday, Feb. 13. Colfax County Rapid Response is a volunteer firefighting community based organization. Currently we engage in wildland and structural fires. When called upon we serve a civic duty, which is to protect the communities and citizens in Colfax County.

We are constantly looking for new volunteers, so if you are interested, please come to one of our meetings.


1st annual State 4-H Shooting Sports Youth Summit

RATON — The 1st annual State 4-H Shooting Sports Youth Summit is March 20-22 at NRA Whittington Center. Applications are due in State 4-H Office by Saturday, Feb. 15.

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