Upcoming Events for week of January 9, 2020


HCCC luncheon today

WALSENBuRG — The monthly Huerfano County Communication Coalition luncheon will be held today, Thursday, Jan. 9, 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 engaged 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.


LVPL movie matinee “Maiden”

LA VETA — The La Veta Public Library starts out the 2020 adult program series with the highly acclaimed movie “Maiden”. Join us Thursday, Jan. 9 at 2 pm and view this film about 26 year old Tracy Edwards who was met with such resistance and sexism when she wanted to join the dangerous “Round the World” sailing competition that she formed her own all female crew. “Maiden” is a stunning, riveting film with 50 foot waves, icebergs and all the dangers of the sea. Don’t miss this real life adventure brought to you with free refreshments by the Friends of La Veta Library.


Martin Gilmore Trio at LV Mercantile

LA VETA — The Martin Gilmore Trio will perform Friday, Jan. 10, 7 pm at La Veta Mercantile. The Martin Gilmore Trio (MG3) is a bluegrass and folk music group from Denver comprised of Martin Gilmore, Nick Amodeo, and Ian Haegele, their sound centers around acoustic bluegrass and folk music, but they stray into jazz, swing, country, and blues. They have toured all over the United States and Ireland. Tickets are $15 in advance or $18 day of show. To buy tickets go to: www.facebook.com/events/2538548726470922/


Gardner Valley School meet and greet

WALSENBuRG — The Gardner Valley (Public Charter) School Board would like to invite the public to a Meet and Greet Ice Cream Social to hear about our school, opening in Fall 2020 on Saturday, Jan. 11, 3 pm at Eagles Hall in Walsenburg.

If you are thinking of enrolling your child, we will have intent to enroll forms available. At the socials you will get to know us and be able to ask questions about the new charter school.


Delphine Ortega retirement celebration

WALSENBuRG — After 37 years and meeting many wonderful people, both clients and co-workers, Delphine Ortega is retiring from the funeral industry. She and her family are celebrating Saturday, Jan. 11, 4 to 8 pm at Eagles Hall. Please come and celebrate with them.


Cuchara Chapel service

cuchARA —Regular Sunday services resume Sunday, Jan. 12 with Rev. Eileen Ramsey and guest musician, Tom Munch.


Free Legal Clinic at Spanish Peaks Library

Free legal clinic Monday, Jan. 13, 2019 from 1:30-3:00 p.m. at the Spanish Peaks Library in Walsenburg. 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.


January Care ‘n Share

WALSENBuRG — The January Care ‘n Share food distribution for Huerfano County will be Tuesday, Jan. 14, 10 to about 11:30 am at Delaney Hall on E 7th. Bring proper ID (required) and bags or box for food. Food passed out on first come first serve basis. “This institution is an equal opportunity provider.”


Huerfano County Republicans meeting

WALSENBuRG — The Huerfano County Republican Committee will meet on Tuesday, January 14, 6 pm at the Huerfano County Republican Headquarters, 511 Main St. for its monthly meeting There will be a meet and greet at 5:30 pm.

Our guest speaker at the meeting will be Rifle, Colorado resident Lauren Boebert, a candidate in the Republican primary for Colorado’s Third Congressional District. Please note the temporary, new location for the meeting.


Huerfano Re-1 Facilities Master Plan community meeting Wednesday

WALSENBuRG — The community is invited to attend a “Huerfano Re-1 Facilities Master Plan Community Meeting” on Wednesday, Jan. 15, 5:30 pm at the JMHS gymnasium. We encourage your attendance to hear “What do we currently have?” “What do we need?” “What is in the future?”

As you may be aware, Huerfano Re-1 has intent to present a Master Plan to the BEST board (Building Excellent Schools Today) in Denver so as to try and secure a grant for future building needs.

The school district would like to share information about facility needs with the community and ask for community input on what is important to consider for potential future facility investments. This is open to everyone in the community, please come to share your thoughts!


Free Yoga class at LV 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.


SH12 PEL Study informational meeting

LA VETA — Come out for an informal Coffee Chat regarding the Southern Mountain Loop along State Highway 12 Thursday, Jan. 16, 12- 1 pm 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 pm.

The medical mission took place in Nueva Santa Rosa and included 37 professionals and volunteers who worked 12 hours a day and processed over 1300 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.


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 pm at La Veta Mercantile. Whether you feel moved to have a big dance workout, or an inward journey, there is no judgement, low lights, and no 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 pm 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 reimburse- ment for expenses such as mileage for employees doing field- work. 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 pm 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 for- ward. 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.


Fly your flags on Martin Luther King Day

WALSENBuRG — The Walsenburg Woman’s Club invites all to proudly displayAmerican flags on Monday, January 20, to show patriotism, pride in heritage, and active community involement, in honor of those things MLK stood for. The club members will be coming throough 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.


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 pm. Music and games are free; beer, wine, soda, coffee, snacks available. Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/2759645640769154/


United Church community dinner set for January 25

WALSENBuRG — We will resume the community dinners in the new year Saturday, Jan. 25, 5 pm at the United Church of Walsenburg.


History of Francisco Fort

LA VETA — The next Huerfano County Historical Society, History Happenings presentation will be Sunday, Jan. 26, 2 pm 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 do- nation of $5 is requested.


Big Game chili cookoff at the Fox — competitors wanted!

WALSENBuRG — Our annual chili competition, a fund- raiser for Fox Theatre Walsenburg, a 501(c)(3) organization, will be Sunday, Feb. 2. There are many ways to participate in this fun event! Entering your chili, being a sponsor, donating an item for the raffle or silent auction, or giving $50 to make sure the event is a success – there’s a way for every- one to be involved! Or, just come on out and be a chili taster/voter! $10 donation to sample and judge the competition chili for best red, green, and dip/side dish. You receive THREE votes with your $10 donation. Extra votes can be purchased at the box office ($10 for FIVE votes).

chili entry information:

For chili entries we suggest making a “family-size” crockpot or stockpot of chili. Contestants must furnish their own ingredients, equipment, and serving utensils. Power is supplied. Fox Walsenburg will provide spoons and cups for serving to the patrons. Please have a list of your ingredients used for allergy purposes. If peanuts or peanut oil is used, please display a warning sign.

All ingredients must be pre-cooked before the event, chili is to be brought “ready to eat.” You must bring your own condiments and sides (chips, tortillas).

Setup is at 2 pm, judging begins at 3 pm, big game (on the big screen!) at 4:30. Awards ceremony at 6 pm.

Bring your chili and set up your space. Various tables and counter space will be provided. Set up location will be on a first-come basis. We encourage you to decorate your spot however you like! Feel free to promote your community events or programs!

Categories are: Red Chili, Green Chili, Dip/Side Dish. Winners receive a prize package that includes an award, (bamboo cutting board, ribbons and acrylic awards for 1st Place Prize), gift certificates, Fox merch, and other donated items.

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


Diabetes prevention at SPRHC

WALSENBuRG — Have you been told by a health care professional that you are at risk for getting diabetes or have pre- diabetes? You can prevent type 2 diabetes! Find out how to enroll in a diabetes prevention program at Spanish Peaks Regional Health Center by contacting Ellen White, Lifestyle Coach at 719-738-5200 x407 or ewhite@sprhc.org . This pro- gram is a CDC National Diabetes Prevention program can help you make a change for life.


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. De- signs for the logo may be submitted through Friday, Feb. 28 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. 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”



RSVP for January TLAC luncheon today

TRINIDAD — The public is cordially invited to the January 2020 Chamber Luncheon on Wednesday, January 15, 12 to 1 pm at TSJC Pioneer Room in the Sullivan Center. The sponsor for this month is The City of Trinidad. mayor Phil Rico will be joining us to share all that was accomplished in the city in 2019 and the plans for 2020.

You must RSVP by Thursday, Jan. 9 to: tlacchamber@outlook.com or niciatlaccc@gmail.com or call 719-846-9285. The lunch costs $12. (If you RSVP and do not attend you will still be charged for the cost of the lunch.)


World Journal ribbon cutting and open house Jan 10

TRINIDAD — The public is invited to the World Journal open house Friday, Jan. 10, 5 pm at our new Trinidad office, 137 N. Commercial Street. Come have a glass of wine and yummy treats, pet kitties, and take a gander at some of the best original art in Trinidad. See ad page 10


Cappellucci Brothers at golf course

TRINIDAD — Come out to Trinidad Golf Course, 1417 Nolan Drive on Saturday, Jan. 11, 6 to 10 pm for live music by local musicians. For more information call 719-846-4015.


Vehicle at performing at Spanish Peaks Inn

GuLNARE — The next live music and dance at Spanish Peaks Inn will be Saturday, Jan. 11, 7:30 to 11:30 pm. The band Vehicle will perform. 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 pm; and line dancing every Wednesday, 2 to 4 pm. Don’t forget Taco Tuesday and Friday night specials. For more information call 719-941-4288.


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, January 13, 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.


Community Coffee Chats on Hwy 12 improvements

TRINIDAD/WESTON — The public is invited to provide input on road and trail improvement alternatives for Colorado’s Scenic Highway of Legends Tuesday, Jan. 14, 11 am to 1 pm at The Stonewall Shopping Bag, 6689 State Hwy. 12, Wes- ton; or Wednesday, Jan.15, 3 to 6 pm at Mooses Social Club, 308 W Main St, Trinidad. The study team will be evaluating the improvement alternatives and will share information at upcoming study events. Opportunities to learn about the study, provide comments on the alternatives, or learn about the study’s recommendations will be included at the upcoming coffee chats / informal meetings. These chats are not official public meetings, but rather opportunities to meet and visit with the team.

The public may sign up to receive project information and public meeting notices by sending an email to SouthernMountainLoop@gmail.com or by calling 719-427-1078.

For more information, visit www.colorado.gov/sccog


Free legal help at Carnegie Public Library

TRINIDAD — Get free legal help Tuesday, Jan. 14, from 3 to 4 pm at the Carnegie library. Participants must sign up in ad- vance 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. This service is always on the second Tuesday of the month, from 3 to 4 pm.


Mt. Carmel Youth Choir

TRINIDAD — The Spring session of the Mt. Carmel Youth Choir Program begins on January 14, 4 pm at Mt. Carmel Well- ness & Community Center, 911 Robinson Avenue.

Kids in grades 4-7 meet once a week on Tuesdays 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!


Free call in legal clinic

TRINIDAD — A free call-in clinic will take place every third Wednesday of the month, from 5 to 8 pm at Carnegie Public Library. The next call in clinic will be January 15. This program is for low-income applicants only, and for civil matters only—no criminal cases please. Call toll-free at 844-404-7400 during clinic hours.


Bingo! at Mt. Carmel

TRINIDAD — Come out the third Wednesday of each month, 5:30 pm for Bingo at Mt.. Carmel Wellness & Community Center. The next Bingo Game is January 15. Doors open at 5:30 pm. The game starts at 7:30 pm $250 Jackpot with payouts throughout!


Nostalgic Movie Night “Paper Moon”

TRINIDAD — Join us and watch “Paper Moon” Wednesday, Jan. 15, 6:30 to 9:30 pm at the Carnegie Library, 202 N. Animas. Paper Moon is a story about a bible salesman who teams up with an orphan girl to form a money-making con team in Depression-era Kansas. Free Popcorn!


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


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


Trinidad Women’s March 2020

TRINIDAD — Come join us 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, 11am-1pm. 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


Grief Support Group

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


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.


The Annual Chenoweth Awards Banquet

TRINIDAD — Trinidad/Las Animas County Chamber of Commerce presents the 2020 Chenoweth Awards Banquet Sat- urday, Jan. 25, at the Mt. Carmel Event Center.

5:00 – 6:00 Social Time
6:00 – 7:00 Dinner
7:00 – Awards Presentation & Silent Auction

Tickets are $35 per person and $400 Corporate Table. Contact the Chamber Office to buy tickets, 719-846-9285. (Tickets must be purchased in advance they will not be sold at the door)


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, January 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 January 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.


TLAC Chamber luncheon sponsorships available

TRINIDAD — The Trinidad & Las Animas Chamber of Commerce hosts a monthly luncheon every third Wednesday of the month. Each month we give a local business or non profit the op- portunity to come share with the attendees about their business.

The 2019 sponsors have been TSJC, Trinidad Correctional Facility, Sangre de Cristo Hospice, Mt. San Rafael, SoCo Quick Clean, Wilklow & Associates, Veterans Memorial Committee, TSD-1, Mountain Liquor, Historic Trinidad Main Street board, and the Trinidad Triggers.

A luncheon sponsorship includes: Company logo on Event Flyer, invitation to event, and on Social Media; Opportunity to distribute company’s marketing materials to all attendees; Two tickets to attend the luncheon; Company logo on event signage; 30-minutes to promote your company; Admission includes discussion and networking/social hour. Spaces are limited and filling up quickly. If you are interested in becoming a sponsor of a 2020 luncheon please contact the office for more information. TLAC Chamber of Commerce, 719-846-9285.



Healthy Kids Healthy Communities Coalition meeting

RATON — Please join the next HKHC Coalition Meeting today, Thursday, Jan. 9, 4 pm at The Center for Community Innovation, 130 Park Avenue. Snacks will be provided! Please share this with anyone who would be interested in joining a coalition to increase opportunities for healthy eating and active living in schools and communities in Colfax County! Some of the goals of HKHC for 2020 include community gardens, farmers markets, in-school walking clubs, school gardens, healthy fundraising and outdoor recreation opportunities, please join us!


Art for Fun at the library

RATON — Join us for free art fun monthly at the Arthur Johnson Memorial Library, 244 Cook Avenue. The next Art for Fun will be held Thursday, Jan. 9, 6:30 to 8 pm. RSVP is encouraged. Call for more information or to RSVP 575-445- 9711.


Raton Trap Club annual meeting

RATON— The Raton Trap Club will be having their annual meeting on Sunday, Jan. 12, 1 pm at the Club, HWY 64 next to Raton Crews Airport. Anyone who is interested in our club, we encourage you to stop by. Agenda to be determined.


Sugarite Canyon State Park open to ice fishing

RATON — As of Monday, Jan. 6, 2020 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 pm to 8 pm 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 introduction. 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.


Start, Grow, & Revive Your Business final workshop of series

RATON — Ever dream of starting your own business? These hands-on workshops are for start-up entrepreneurs or business owners wanting to scale up. You’ll learn valuable skills and meet successful local business people. The final two workshops (and graduation!) will be held Friday, January 10 and Saturday, January 11 at Center for Community Innovation, 130 Park Avenue. The Friday workshops are from 6 to 9 pm, the Saturday time is 9 to 3 pm. The graduation celebration for the attendees will be held Saturday, January 11, 2:00 pm. Make plans to join us for a short presentation and cake! #GrowRaton.


Mental Health First Aid USA

RATON — A Mental Health First Aid workshop will be held Tuesday, January 14, 8 am to 5 pm at Miners Colfax Medical Center Longterm Care Conference Room, 900 S 6th Street. This course will give you the tools to build a trusting relation- ship that will help you help others. Join us to learn about depression, anxiety, substance abuse disorder, and psychosis.

Mental health first aid aims to teach law enforcement, corrections, and first responders how to respond in a mental health emergency and offer support to someone who appears to be in emotional distress.

The workshop is presented by the Presbyterian Staff/ Nelson Simpson. To sign up call Gloria Neurauter, Miners Colfax Medical Center Education Coordinator, 575-445-4516. Limited space available call today!


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


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.


NM Journalism Scholarship available for 2020

NEW MEXIcO — The 2020 Doris Gregory Memorial Journal- ism Scholarships are now accepting applications through Friday, January 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://newmexicopresswomen.org/scholarships-3/


Out of this World Lamar Elks Toy Show

LAMAR — Prowers County Farm Bureau is sponsoring the Lamar Elks Toy Show, to be held Saturday, January 11, 9 am to 3 pm at the Lamar Elks Lodge 28157 Hwy 287 South, Lamar CO 81052. Toys of all shapes and sizes, new in the box, hand built, 3D printed, collectables, antiques, children’s play toys and many other types of collectables will be available to buy, trade or just admire. A $2 admission fee will be charged, children under 10 get in free. Sales/Show tables available for $25 each. Everyone is invited to attend and view the toys on dis- play. For more information contact Garrett Mauch at 719-688- 9787, garrettmauch@hotmail.com.

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