Upcoming Events for week of June 4, 2020


To facilitate employment efforts for both job seekers and employers, DAV & RecruitMilitary will host the Colorado Springs Virtual Career Fair for Veterans on Thursday, June 4 from 11am to 3pm MT online. This free virtual event is open to ALL members of the military community, past and present, as well as military spouses and dependents. RecruitMilitary’s virtual events are technologically enhanced to provide personal interaction among job candidates and employers in large group, small group and one-one-one formats.


Free self-paced tutorials through TSJC online

OUR WORLd — TSJC is offering some non-credit Continuing/Community Ed classes through Ed2Go (Cengage). The link to the website to sign up is:


The classes are all self-paced, tutorial- type and the following courses are available at no charge if people enroll by Tuesday, June 30.
• Creating Web Pages
• Creating WordPress Websites
• Fundamentals of Supervision and Management
• Twelve Steps to a Successful Job Search
• Keys to Effective Communication
• Managing Customer Service
• Marketing Your Business on the Internet
• Personal Finance
• Small Business Marketing on a Shoestring

• Individual Excellence


Mental Health Colorado initiative “In This Together”

dENVER — This is undoubtedly one of the most stressful times imaginable for many. This pandemic drives the message home that our physical health and our mental health are not separate. To combat feelings of loneliness, iso- lation, and stress, and to get through this pandemic with healthier minds, Mental Health Colorado started “In This Together” as a way to connect people with people—and just to chat. People can sign up on Mental Health Colorado’s website and they will receive a friendly, supportive call just for the therapeutic sake of old-fashioned conversation.

In This Together is for everyone—from older adults living alone or people who just recovered from a surgery, to young people liv- ing in remote parts of the state or new parents trying to put workable routines in place. When people listen to and support each other, they feel and do better managing their way through challenges and have a better feeling for what it means to be strong and united as a community.

The purpose of In This Together is to pro- vide social connectedness by phone, not to provide mental health services. Those who are more seriously concerned about their own mental health should call the Colorado Crisis Services at 1-844-493-8255 or text “TALK” to 38255.

To sign up, visit mentalhealthcolorado.org/in-this-together.


Learn to Hunt webinars

OUR WORLd — Interested in learning how to hunt but not sure where to start? Know someone who might benefit from some hunt- ing tips and tricks? We’re here to help with our upcoming Learn to Hunt webinar series, Thursday nights at 7 p.m. on Zoom.

Secondary draw, Leftover Licenses, and OTC Licenses – June 4 – New to Colorado in 2020 is the Secondary Draw. Let’s talk about how this works, as well as left over and over the counter options for this coming fall.

Hunt Mentors and Hunt Community – June 11 – A challenge to new hunters, or hunters new to Colorado, is finding people to hunt with. We will discuss opportunities to find mentors and fellow hunters. https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_ymIc LtFsRLmFUg9sh5AtLQ



Huerfano RE-1 hunger relief box distribution today

WALSENBURG — In collaboration with The Colorado COVID-19 Emergency Hunger Re- lief Fund, Huerfano RE-1 will be handing out fresh fruits, vegetables and other food items over the next several weeks for families and residents of our community. Our first event will take place at Peakview and Gardner locations today, Thursday June 4, 11 a.m. to 12 noon.

This will be a drive up process similar to the school sack lunch pick up. For Walsenburg, we will have signs guiding traffic around the back of John Mall High School, through the alley between John Mall and Peakview. For Gardner, the time is the same 11am – 12pm, and will distribute from the parking lot of the school. Please do not arrive or line up before 10:45 am. There will be a limit of 1 box per household while supplies remain.

We ask for your help by returning any boxes and empty egg cartons we hand out so that we can reuse them for making future food boxes. Please email Tara Burke at tburke@huerfano.k12.co.us if you need additional details.


First La Veta Farmers Market today

LA VETA — The first La Veta farmers market for the 2020 season will be Thursday, June 4, 3- 5 p.m. on the grassy area in front of Francisco Fort Museum on Main St. COVID regulations may be in effect so please check the La Veta farmers market FB page for details as the opening date gets closer!


Two Peaks Fitness reopens

LA VETA — Two Peaks Fitness reopens its fit- ness facility this week, with normal hours (5 am to 9 pm, 7 days a week). The health department asks that customers wear a face covering when physically possible. Customers are aked to maintain social distancing and wipe down equipment after use. No one should work out if they have a fever. Restrooms and equipment will be sanitized regularly.


Dorcas Circle now open

WALSENBURG — The food pantry at Dorcas reopened on Tuesday, May 26, 10 a.m.. Food distribution days will be Tuesday and Thursday, as usual. Please pull your car in front of the thrift store, we will ask for your information there, after we get your information we will ask you to pull forward, our staff will load your car for you.

The thrift store will open this week and will run normal hours every Tuesday and Thursday through the month. Shoppers will be required to wear a mask for entry, and we will be limiting entry to four customers at a time. God bless, and we look forward to seeing all of you.


La Veta litter clean-up

LA VETA — La Veta Trails and Forgiving Litter are joining forces to conduct a big litter clean-up of La Veta to celebrate National Trails Day Saturday, June 6, 10 a.m. to Noon. We will meet at the recycling bins on E. Ryus Avenue in La Veta. Bags and buckets will be provided so you can separate cans and bottles for recycling. Please wear gloves and your mask. We will spread everyone out to preserve social distancing. Depending on how many join the ef- fort, we will clean up Main, Ryus, Francisco, Oak, Grand, and the Town Park – more if we can!! Please join this important effort. For more information, contact Marilyn Russell at russellm9999@gmail.com, or Laura Bedford at laurabedford@mac.com.


Gardner Farmers Market 10th Season

GARdNER — The 10th season of the Gardner Farmers Market will run every Saturday, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. under the Pavilion next to the Methodist Church.

Due to Virus, we ask:
1. Please wear masks, or please follow current County/State guidelines
2. Maintain 6 feet separation from customers and vendors
3. Hand sanitizer will be available to sanitize your hands.
4. Please point to items you want to purchase and the vendor will package your items.
5. If you are sick, please stay home. Have a neighbor purchase items for you, or contact us.

Gardner 1/2 Price Programs:
1. Vegetable 1/2 Price Program: Fresh Vegetables and Items that are primarily made of Vegetable are 1/2 Price if you are Low Income.

2. Duane Martin 1/2 Price Protein Program: Meat, Eggs, Cheese and any Item primarily made with Protein is 1/2 Price if you are Low Income.
* Thanks to supporters, Shii Koeii Farm was able to raise money to fund these programs for 2020!

For more information: Gardner Farmers Market, 865-247-9749 or gardnermarket@yahoo.com


New Hope Church resumes inside worship

WALSENBURG — New Hope Community Church of Walsenburg, 801 Pennsylvania, will resume safe, inside worship, Sunday, June 7, 10 a.m.

A yard sale to support missionary and relief efforts will be held on the church property Friday and Saturday June 12 -13th.


Walsenburg Farm & Makers Market this Sunday

WALSENBURG — The first market of the season will be Sun- day, June 7, 12 to 3 p.m. at Heritage Park, 400 Main Street. Strict social distancing and masks will be required. Let’s work through this together and build our community. Love and light to all. Find more information on Facebook


Care and Share distribution

WALSENBURG — The next Care and Share food distribution will be Tuesday, June 9, 11 a.m. at the Huerfano County Community Center.


Virtual free legal clinic

HUERFANO COUNTy — Despite the COVID-19 closures of libraries across Colorado, the Virtual Pro Se Clinic (VPC) clinics will still be held as scheduled. The next clinic in Huerfano County will be Tuesday June 9, 4 to 5 p.m.. Please call (303) 520-6088 and leave a message to be added to the sign-up sheet.

We’re able to do this and keep clinic patrons safe because our volunteer attorneys already work remotely. As a work- around, instead of clinic patrons coming in-person to your local public library (which is closed), the volunteer attorney will call each clinic patron’s telephone directly, during the clinic hours, using the phone number provided. Although VPC clinic patrons will see a slight shift in how our free legal support is de- livered, they should experience no significant disruption in service.

There couldn’t be a more important time to get this kind of free legal support to your community than right now. If you have questions about unpaid rent, employment issues, end-of- life documents, custody/parenting time issues or any other Colorado civil issue, please call (303) 520-6088 and leave a message to be added to the sign-up sheet. Space is limited.


June Huerfano Republican meeting in person or online

WALSENBURG — The Huerfano County Republican commit- tee will hold its next meeting in person at 511 Main Street in Walsenburg and online using the Zoom videoconferencing soft- ware. The meeting will be Tuesday, June 9, 6 p.m.. To attend online, members should write to secretary@huerfanogop.org for the link. Now, more then EVER, it is time to get involved for the sake of our nation.


Invitation to enter Western Art Exhibit

LA VETA — The Spanish Peaks Arts Council in La Veta extends an invitation to artists working in all media, except photography, to enter the upcoming Western Rendezvous Art Exhibition. Artwork may be submitted Thursday, June 11, Friday, June 12, and Saturday, June 13, in person, between 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the SPACe Gallery in the Park, 132 W. Ryus.

Face coverings are required and social distancing will be enforced, allowing only 4 people at once in the gallery. Accepted artwork will be judged for cash awards by accomplished Alamosa plein air painter, Coni Grant. Artists may enter 1, 2, or 3 pieces, with at least one piece being accepted for the show. Artwork may reflect native American or ranching culture, western wildlife, livestock, pioneers, western scenery and structures as well as past and current cultures characteristic of the Rocky Mountain West. NO PHOTOGRAPHY. All other media accepted. Digitally created art not based on a photo or other art is acceptable. NO GICLEE PRINTS. All artwork must be for sale. For more information visit the SPACe website: www.spanishpeaksarts.org or call 719 742-3074 Tues, Thurs., Friday, or Sat. between 11 am – 3 pm.


Volunteers needed for La Veta Information Center

LA VETA — The La Veta Cuchara Chamber of Commerce (LVCCC) and the La Veta Creative District (LVCD) are working with the La Veta Town Trustees to establish an information center at the Train Depot in La Veta. LVCCC and LVCD are preparing to have an MOU (memo of understanding) in place and the building sparkling and ready to host visitors by Monday, June 15. We are looking for volunteers who would like to greet tourists and visitors, supply local information such as maps, lists of restaurants, shopping, campgrounds, B&B’s, recreational areas–as well as light cleaning and watering of the flowers. Volunteers will have access to Wi-Fi, training will be provided and COVID-19 health guidelines will be in place. 4 and 8 hour shifts available. Come share your knowledge and love of the community and lend a much needed helping hand!

Email inquiries to: info@lavetacucharachamber.com


The Jack Hadley Band at the La Veta Mercantile

LA VETA — The Jack Hadley Band, a Blues and Rock Band from Boulder will perform Saturday, June 13, 7 p.m.. Hadley has been influenced by everything, but especially the blues, including masters like the 3 Kings (Freddie/Albert/BB; Jimi Hendrix, Curtis Mayfield, and Bob Marley). He is committed to the performance and creation of music, and not the fashion of music, and his songwriting is based in the universal themes of love, struggle and understanding. The Band includes top players in the Denver area, with a serious funk/blues layer and a drummer who has played with Ani DiFranco and Melissa Ferrick. Tickets $15 in advance; $18 day of show. Get Tickets & RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/ 2499183137010741/ or call (719) 742-3387


Summer adult art workshops at SPACe

LA VETA — SPACe will have adult workshops this summer with a maximum 6 students per workshop since we will en- force social distancing. Sign up soon to reserve your space. June 20 – Coni Grant, Plein Air painting,

June 27 – Kim Mackey, Painting in the Studio,
June 23 – Kathy Hill, Intro to ScratchArt;
July 14, 21, 28 – Kathy Hill, Traditional Watercolor Painting.

Contact Rena at 719-742-3074 for information.


La Veta Village food services

LA VETA — La Veta Village has two programs to help with food needs during Covid-19 alerts. If you are 60 or older or high-risk, safety-trained volunteers will shop at Charlie’s with your grocery list and deliver to your home. This service is available to anyone in the 81055 zip code or in Navajo ranch. Contact Susan at 719-989-8361 or email lvvfoodservices@gmail.com

Also, La Veta Village offers a free food pick-up for persons who qualify by income level or because of unemployment. Please register for a box by Wednesday at 5 pm for a pick-up the following Saturday. Email lvvfoodservices@gmail.com or call Rebecca 719-746-2329.

If you would like to volunteer, call 719-746-2329. To donate, go to lavetavillage.org


Book Nook book delivery

LA VETA — The Book Nook is happy to announce a book de- livery service for the locals of La Veta. For five dollars you will receive three books of your choice in genre, author, etc. If you are friends with us on Facebook simply leave a message with your information and preferred method of payment. We now have a PayPal to make secure online payments or you can leave cash or a check made out to Friends of the Library on your front porch. We will send you a confirmation message and date of delivery with estimated time. The books will be wiped down and placed in a new paper bag for your protection. We are still waiting for approval from the County Health Department, so keep an eye out on our Facebook Page to see when this service will become available. We hope this service can bring some joy into your or your loved ones lives. Happy reading, friends!


La Veta Public Library curbside service

LA VETA — La Veta Public Library (LVPL) would like to offer curbside service for our patrons during social distancing requirements. Patrons will reserve Library materials online via our catalog, or by calling in. Library staff will retrieve the materials, bag them, label them with the patron’s name, and place the bag on a table setup between the Library’s Main Street porches, at the edge of the public sidewalk. Patrons will collect their materials from this table. There will be two times each day when reserved materials will be ready for pickup: 10 am and 1 pm. Any unclaimed materials will be brought back into the library building at 4 pm. The service will run Monday through Friday.


SCCOG (AAA) senior Services and Care & Share

HUERFANO COUNTy — The Agency on Aging coordinates food distribution in Huerfano and Las Animas Counties and is provided through South Central Council of Governments. All Agency on Aging programs are for residents 60 years or older, assessments and reservations required. Please make reservations/cancellations one day in advance. Call 719-738-1182 or 719-738-2205 for assessments, reservations, and questions.

Take out lunch meals are provided in Walsenburg Monday through Friday at the Huerfano County Community Center. Also available are homebound meal deliveries Monday through Friday in Walsenburg and Tuesday and Friday in La Veta.



Upswing virtual Cash Mob

TRINIdAd — Join us Friday, June 5, 7 p.m. for the Trinidad Historic Main Street’s Virtual Cash Mob featuring Upswing.
* We will host an Facebook Live.
* To watch FB Live:: Turn on FB Live notifications; Like and go to Historic Trinidad Main Street’s Facebook Page, and click on videos. If you are unsure of how to watch Facebook Live on your device, simply Google it.

If your business is interested in hosting an upcoming virtual cash mob, please call Penny Saeedi at 719-859-2584.


2nd Annual Crawfish Boil (and/or pizza) Fundraiser

TRINIdAd — The A.B.C Disability Support Group will host a Crawfish Boil fundraiser Saturday, June 6, 1 p.m. at The Coffee Can, 2000 Santa Fe Trail. Get a pound of crawfish for $8/lb. Add in corn and potatoes for an extra charge. Larger pre-orders of more than 5 lbs are welcome. Call or text 719-220-4558. We will sell until sold out. Social distancing strongly encouraged. This will be done as curbside pickup only. If you are not big on crawfish then you can still come by and get some AMAZING wood-fired BOMB Pizza!


Purgatory Car & Bike Show

TRINIdAd — Come to downtown Trinidad Saturday, June 6, 1 p.m. for the Purgatory Car and Bike show. For more information or pre registration email: Purgatoryrivercarbikeshow@outlook.com


Apishapa Heritage Center open for summer

AGUILAR — Apishapa Heritage Center located at 131 E. Main St. is opened for the summer Our summer hours will be 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday through Saturday. Appointments are encouraged. Contact information at:

apishapahistorical@gmail.com or 719-680-1393.


Sunday food pantry in Segundo

SEGUNdO — For those in need during this crisis situation, we invite you to come visit our food pantry on Sundays, 11 a.m. until noon at The Lord’s Chapel Segundo.


Virtual free legal help

TRINIdAd — The next free virtual legal clinic will be held Tuesday, June 9, 3 to 4 p.m.. While the library is open for curbside service only, you can still sign up for Free Legal Help. Just call the library at 719-846-6841 to sign up. On the date and time of the event, the attorney will call you during the hour. Please call the library (846-6841) to reserve a time slot.


Carnegie library online Story Time!

TRINIdAd — Virtually join Ms. Phyllis every Wednesday at 11 a.m. for stories and songs! Please register in advance to receive the virtual meeting invitation: https://www.carnegiepubliclibrary.org/virtualstorytime


Mt. Carmel Wellness free virtual classes continue including fun kid’s classes

TRINIdAd — Mt. Carmel Wellness & Community Center brings you FREE virtual programs and classes to help you remain active and connected during this challenging time. These classes are available to anyone through the Zoom app. You can participate using your computer or smartphone.

See our weekly wellness schedule, followed by instructions to log-in on your computer or call-in from your phone. Get the schedule by signing up for the weekly email at: “Mt. Carmel of Colorado” ahamilton@mtcarmelcenter.org

Contact Laura at (719) 845-4894 with questions.


Leather Holster Making at TSJC

TRINIdAd — The Heritage School at Trinidad State presents the 2020 Holster making class beginning Monday, June 15. Students will learn to construct quality gun leather using methods and techniques requiring a minimum number of leather tools. The cost is $350 for 40 hours of instruction. Students will provide their own tools. Students will go as a group to the TSJC bookstore to pay for the leather. For complete course information, contact Donna Haddow at 719-846-5724 or donna.had- dow@trinidadstate.edu trinidadstate.edu/heritage


TSD free summer lunch program

TRINIdAd — The free Summer Lunch Program provides nutritious lunches for kids and teens all summer long! The free lunch es will begin Monday, June 15, and run through Friday, August 7 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Eckhart Elementary School, 1021 Pierce Street. Due to the Covid 19, lunches will be curbside pickup. In bad weather you may pick up lunches in the cafeteria by the double doors where the benches are located. Kids and teens 18 & under eat free; adult Meals $3.75. For more information about summer lunch call 845-2051or 846-3324


SCCOG (AAA) senior services and Care & Share

LAS ANIMAS COUNTy — The Agency on Aging coordinates food distribution in Huerfano and Las Animas Counties and is provided through South Central Council of Governments. All area Agency on Aging programs are for residents 60 years or older, assessments and reservations required. Please make reservations/cancellations one day in advance at 719-846-3336. Call 719-845-1133 ext 208 or ext. 225 for assessments and questions.

Take out lunch meals are provided in Trinidad Monday through Friday at the Sayre Senior Center. Also available are homebound meal deliveries Monday through Friday in Trini- dad and Tuesday and Thursday in Aguilar.

There will be a regular Care & Share distribution at 125 E. Main Street. This distribution is for Aguilar/Ludlow area residents only (proof of residency required). Every Thursday, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. there will be an emergency food distribution for those in dire need.

For all distributions, please do not show up too early, bring a pen, and stay in your vehicle. please wear a mask.


Ugly Pet Portrait fundraiser

TRINIdAd — Get a one-of-a-kind portrait of your pet! We have some amazingly talented people who volunteer at Noah’s Ark Animal Welfare Association. They help make our day-to-day operations possible. We love our volunteers – they are awe- some! Some of our volunteers are pretty good artists… and there are many more who… let’s face it, should probably keep their day jobs when it comes to creating artwork. Nonetheless, this eclectic team is dedicated and they have decided to join together for a fun, unique new fundraiser for Noah’s Ark — introducing the Ugly Pet Portrait Fundraiser.

For just $20, you’ll get an original, one-of-a-kind portrait of your pet, drawn by a “possibly-talented” NAAWA volunteer! Your pet is NOT ugly… but keep in mind that the artwork you get back, well… it may not be Mona Lisa quality, but we can as- sure you that it was made with lots of love! And there is nothing ugly about love!

So set your bar nice and low, and support NAAWA with a gift of $20 today! Just remember to upload a fairly good picture of your pet at the time of order. Please also remember to provide your email address and mailing address so we can send your pet’s portrait to you.

Get your order now because this FUNdraiser ends June 20, 2020! Email: noahsarktrinidad@pb02.ascendbywix.com to request your application.



RCM Raton Humane virtual cash mob

RATON — Raton Cash Mob is hosting a fundraiser event today, Thursday, June 4, 6 to 8 p.m.. We will be featuring and helping our Raton Humane Society to help them raise funds, take donations, volunteers, and adoptions. Raton Humane Society is a wonderful organization with dedicated volunteers who take good care of homeless animals. On this night we will be selling a limited number of spay and neuter certificates. You might even find a sweet friend on this night! Go to Raton Cash Mob on Facebook to participate.


Full moon hike at Capulin Volcano

CApULIN — Take a ranger-guided hike at Capulin Volcano under the full moon, Saturday, June 6, 8 p.m.! Subjects include night time biology, lunar geography, astronomy, and the park after dark. Come and experience Capulin Volcano in a new light! Reservations required. Call 575-278-2201 for information and reservations.


Drive up spaghetti dinner

RATON — The Raton Elks Lodge #865 is hosting a fundraiser spaghetti dinner Sunday, June 7, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Elks Lodge, 300 S. 2nd Street.

Get a delicious dinner for $10 per plate. Choose from a spaghetti dinner or a chef salad. Spaghetti served with small salad and garlic bread. Enter the alley headed north off of Apache. Served fresh and hot at our back door. All proceeds support our local Elks Lodge so that we can continue to support our community!


The Angel Fire Art + Farmers’ Market

ANGEL FIRE — The Angel Fire Art and Farmers Market is held every Sunday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. all summer beginning Sunday, June 7 at Frontier Park in the heart of Angel Fire.

Our market is a weekly showcase featuring a diverse selection of local and regional artists, great live music, food artisans & fresh produce. The market provides resources and opportunities to help grow small endeavors and provides a meeting place for a vibrant local community.

Commonly found at our market:

-Fresh regional produce
-Hatch Green Chile roasted on the spot

-Farm fresh eggs
-Local meat and dairy products

-Artisanal bread and baked goods

-Raw honey & much more…

We are asking visitors to take the following safety precautions:

-Park at least 1 space away from others
-Wear a mask
-Utilize hand sanitizers upon entering and exiting -Stay at least 6 ft away from others


Music from Angel Fire cancels 2020 festival season

NORTHERN NM — Music from Angel Fire has cancelled its August 14-30, 2020 Festival due to COVID-19. For 36 years Music from Angel Fire has enhanced the quality of life in the Enchanted Circle and region with its three-weekend August Music Festival. The programs touch the hearts of more than 2,500 northern New Mexico youth with in-school ‘Concerts for Youth’ and Music Residency Workshops.

featuring Young Artist ensembles from the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia. The extraordinary Main Stage concerts reach more than 2,300 patrons in Angel Fire, Taos, Las Vegas and Raton.


Hunger Pantry food distribution

RATON — There will be a food distribution Wednesday, June 10, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 300 S 3rd Street.


Annual Sun Valley Rides Summer Carnival

RATON — The annual summer carnival will be held Thursday, June 11 – Sunday, June 14 at Raton High School, 1535 Tiger Circle.


Capulin Astronomy Nights

CApULIN — Come join Capulin Astronomy Rangers for our summer series of astronomy nights at Capulin Volcano National Monument, 46 Volcano Rd.. The next astronomy night will be Saturday, June 13, 7 p.m. View planets, our moon, galaxies and more through giant telescopes under some of the darkest skies in the lower 48. All observing will be done in the outdoor classroom area West of the Visitor Center. Please wear warm clothing and leave the pets at home. Bring flashlights to get to and from parking, but keep them put away at the telescopes

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