Upcoming Events for week of June 6, 2019

Throughout our world

Plan now for the Highway of Legends community yard sales

HUERFANO/LAS ANIMAS COUNTIES — La Veta Village- Assisted Living Project is currently organizing The First Annual Highway of Legends Community Yard Sales on Saturday, July 20 and Sunday, 21, 9-5 each day. We urge all businesses and individuals to setup their own tables/booths in Walsenburg, La Veta, Cuchara, Aguilar, Trinidad, Stonewall, and Wes- ton. Please contact Beckie 303-419-0694, email to assisted_living@lavetavillage.org or go to the www.highway-oflegendsyardsale.com for additional information. This is gonna be fun!



Senior stretching body, mind

WALSENBURG — Have you sat most of the winter and now ache when you move? Have you lost flexibility as the years creep forward? You may be interested in joining a new class beginning Thursday, June 6, 5:30 to 6:30 pm at Washington Underground (WU). The class cost is your time and efforts but a donation to WU will be appreciated! The instructor, Bonnie Riley, worked with senior adults in various capacities from 1978-2009 in Colorado Springs. She moved to Walsenburg in 2015. She has been a licensed massage therapist and Reiki Practitioner since 1994.

To register: Contact Bonnie at (719)290-7074 or bjwriley@gmail.com


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, June 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 3 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 evening’s donations.


Tintype Photography at the La Veta Mercantile

LA VETA — Don’t miss this unique opportunity to get your handcrafted tintype photograph made Friday & Saturday, June 7 & 8 at La Veta Mercantile. Salida tintype takes one of a kind portraits. Each tintype is handcrafted using the same equipment and technique as in the 1860s. This early photographic process, known as Wet Plate Collodion, captures a timeless beauty that cannot be created digitally. No one tintype can be reproduced, and each portrait is as unique and different as the subject itself. The end result is a compelling portrait, leaving the imprint of your beauty on the plate. Tim Brown Photography will be taking reservations for tintype portrait sessions, $39 for one person, or $49 for a portrait of two. Sessions are Friday, 1-5:30 pm or Saturday 10 am-4pm. Participants must sign-up to reserve a session.


5th Annual La Veta Trails Yard Sale “Early Bird” sale

LA VETA — Be the first to buy from a large collection of furniture, desks, bookcases, dining chairs, original art, photo- graphs, garden tools, china, silver dessert fork set, decorative items, coffee pots, mugs, Kirby vacuum cleaner, rocking chairs, and MUCH MORE Friday, June 7, 4 to 6 pm at the La Veta Community Center, 131 E. Ryus Avenue. Early bird entry fee is $5 per person. We are accepting donated items until June 5, so call to arrange a drop off or pick-up time. FMI, contact Marilyn Russell at 719-890-4071.


The Mitguards at Deerprint

LA VETA — Come out to Deerprint Friday, June 7, 6 pm to enjoy the The Mitguards. Their musical style, a hybrid of American roots music that includes folk, country and swing, makes their sound powerful and distinct. Based in Colorado Springs, the band consists of Chris Mitguard on acoustic guitar, harmonica and vocals and Deb Mitguard on mandolin, accordion and vocals. Check them out here: www.themitguards.com Ticket info coming soon!


Carousels, Kids’ fishing derby, and geology at Lathrop this weekend

WALSENBURG — Friday, June 7, 7:30 pm at the Visitor Center, Christa Penn presents Colorado Carousels, a program about the story of Colorado’s historic and modern carousels and where one can go to ride them; told through colorful and lovely images.

Saturday morning, June 8, 10 am to 1 pm, Lathrop hosts the Kid’s Fishing Derby. Children under 16-years-old can participate; parents my assist their children but aren’t allowed to fish the pond. A free fishing pole will be given to the first 50 children. Bring sunscreen, water and your own chair. Lunch will be provided. The derby will take place at the Youth Fishing Pond.

Saturday evening, Geologist Brian Penn returns with his educational and entertaining presentation about the geology of the Spanish Peaks region. The program will begin at 8:15 pm at the Piñon Campground Amphitheater.

In the event of rain, the evening presentations will be moved to the Visitor Center. As always any vehicle in the State Park must display a park pass. If you would like to attend but don’t have a park pass, remember you may check one out of either Spanish Peaks Library or La Veta Library for up to one week.


5th Annual La Veta Trails Yard Sale

LA VETA — The 5th Annual La Veta Trails Yard Sale will be held Saturday, June 8, 8 am to 2 pm at the La Veta Community Center, 131 E. Ryus Avenue. We are accepting donated items until June 5, so call to arrange a drop-off or pick-up time. FMI, contact Marilyn Russell at 719-890-4071.


RaBa Cinco/Two Peaks Fitness “Huajatolla Heritage Festival” 5K

LA VETA — The 2019 RaBa Cinco series of runs continues Saturday, June 8 in conjunction with the Huajatolla Heritage Festival 5K, beginning at the Francisco Fort Museum’s Capps Building, 115 W Francisco St at 9 am. You need not be participating in the RaBa Cinco series to have some fun! Packet pickup begins at 8:30 am. There is a $20 registration fee. Register at http://twopeaksfitness.activities/ or active.com (https://www.active.com/la-veta-co/running/distance-running-races/huajatolla-heritage-festival-5k-2019). Walk-ups also welcome. For more information, email info@twopeaks-fitness.org.


Huajatolla Heritage Festival

LA VETA — Huajatolla Heritage Festival is combining efforts with Francisco Fort Museum to hold a celebration honoring Native American and Hispano cultures through art, education and presentation with two days of exciting events Saturday & Sunday, June 8 & 9 on the Museum grounds. Come out to enjoy music, dance, storytelling, vendors, and food. The Huajatolla Heritage Foundation (HHF) is a grassroot organization of artists, visionaries, educators and community leaders in La Veta who wish to preserve the rich Colorado heritage through exploration and sharing of culture, language, art and spiritual beliefs. HHF acknowledges the importance of providing opportunities to participate in cultural sharing with the resulting pride in personal heritage, especially for youth. Cross-cultural sharing of differences and similarities improves understanding and deepens appreciation for societal values, perspective, culture and history. For more information, visit Huajatolla Heritage Foundation.


Book Signing with Pamela Ward at La Veta Mercantile

LA VETA — Pamela Ward will be at La Veta Mercantile to sign copies of her new book, “One Ember Away” Saturday, June 8, 12-2 pm. “One Ember Away: Colorado’s Spring Creek Fire” is a 176-page coffee table book full of photographs and stories about the fire: the losses, the saves, returning from evacuation, and celebrations of survival. Profits from the sale of this book go to Cuchara Hermosa, which works to beautify the Valley and improve the quality of life in the Spanish Peaks region.


Diverters: HCWCD headgate restoration

WALSENBURG — In light of potential damaging floods originating from the Spring Creek fire burn scar, the Huerfano County Water Conservancy District has been cooperating in a headgate restoration study focused on the approximate 110 water diversions/headgates that are located where they are most likely to be damaged or destroyed. Preliminary results of that study will be presented by the study leader, Gerald Blackler of Enginuity, during a meeting Saturday, June 8, 3 to 5 pm in the auditorium of Washington School, 201 East Fifth Street. Water diverters are encouraged to attend, and the meeting is open to the public. Questions will be answered during the meeting, and information will be disseminated about possible courses of action for diverters when damaging floods occur.


Shelley Morningsong at LV Mercantile

LA VETA — 2016 Native American Music Awards “Artist of the Year” Shelley Morningsong will perform Saturday, June 8, 7 pm at La Veta Mercantile. Morningsong (N. Cheyenne/Dutch) has recorded five sensational Native Amer- ican, Contemporary albums and has emerged as one of New Mexico’s finest Native performers. She has received three Native American music awards, among other awards and ac- colades, including Native American Music Awards’ “Record of the Year” for 2011 (Full Circle). With an alto voice that pulls from the depths of her cowboy boots, and songs with lyrics that cut to the heart, Morningsong will appeal to those who enjoy the music of Buffy Sainte-Marie and Bonnie Raitt. Morningsong has played guitar since she was a youngster, when she also learned to play the classical flute. Since then she’s mastered the Native flute, on which she performs skillful, heartfelt instrumentals on some of her compositions. This is a fund- raiser for the Huajatolla Heritage Foundation. Tickets are $18 advance or $20 day of show.


Friends of the Spanish Peaks Library seek retail space

WALSENBURG — FOL Friends of the Library (non profit /Library Fundraising Organization) is currently seeking Retail/Office space for fundraising book sales and other Library activities. We need reduced rent or donated space opportunity with possible Revenue Sharing or Tax write off capability. Please call Dalene 719-738-1184.


The River Arkansas at Deerprint Wine

LA VETA — Sunday, June 9, 6 pm, The River Arkansas, a band made up of some of the finest musicians on the Colorado Front Range will perform at Deerprint. Fronted by Mike Clark of Haunted Windchimes fame, the band delivers a mixture of heartfelt country, blues, folk, and Americana, inspired by the Arkansas River.

Tickets available here: https://squareup.com/store/deer- print-wine-and-bistro


FOL meeting

LA VETA — The next meeting of the Friends of the La Veta Public Library will be Monday, June 10, 1 pm. The meeting will be held upstairs at the library. All are welcome.


Open garden at Gardner School

GARDNER — The vegetable and flower gardens at the Gardner School will be open to the public two mornings a week, Tuesdays and Saturdays, 10:30 am to 12:30 pm. The public is inviteed to plant, weed, water, learn, share in early produce, and have fun. The kids have already planted onions, potatoes, beets, carrots, spinach, cukes, tomatoes and flowers. So, grab your hats and sunscreen and come on down. Everyone welcome. For more information, call Johnnye at 746-2345.


MOF’s hours and programs

WALSENBURG — MoF is pleased to announce that in May the museum’s hours increased to: Tuesdays – Sundays – 10 am until 5 pm and closed on Mondays. Friday Art Lab Ages 5-17 (Adopt a Planter Box with Inter-generational Service Learning) is held every Friday throughout the summer from 1 to 3 pm. This art program focuses on “Service Learning for the Whole Community.”


Watercolor painting at SPACe with Kathy Hill

LA VETA — Tuesday June 11 through Thursday, June 13, Learn the basic techniques of painting with watercolors at the all day workshop June 11, 9:30-Noon and 2–4:30 pm for $75. All materials can be provided for an additional $25 with 2 weeks advance registration. Follow up with half day work- shops June 12 & 13 for $35. June 11 will focus on landscape painting, June 12 will be evergreen trees and June 13, flowers. July 16 will be an all day workshop for $75, same as June 11. Advance registration is required. Call 719 742-3074 for more information.


June Care ‘n Share

WALSENBURG — The June Care ‘n Share food distribution for Huerfano County will be Tuesday, June 11, 10 to about 11:30 am at Delaney Hall on E 7th. Bring proper ID 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 Spanish Peaks 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, June 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. Walk-ins are welcome, and everyone will be helped on a first-come, first-served basis.


La Veta/Cuchara Chamber meeting

CUCHARA — The La Veta/Cuchara Chamber of Commerce monthly board meeting will be held Thursday, June 13, 8:30 am at the Cucharas River B & B, 90 C Street East.


Wind farm job fair

WALSENBURG — Fagen Inc., a heavy industrial contractor, is interviewing with the possibility of on-the-spot hiring for a wind farm construction project located near Walsenburg. Fagen will hold a job fair Thursday, June 13, 11 am to 1 pm at Spanish Peaks Library, 415 Walsen Avenue. Applicants are encouraged to bring resumes, but not required. Positions available: tower erectors, ironworkers, millwrights, riggers, and equipment operators.

If unable to attend please visit www.fageninc.com to fill out an application. EEO/AA/M/F/V/D


Joe Johnson at Deerprint

LA VETA — Mississippi raised, Manitou Springs recording artist, Joe Johnson, will perform Thursday, June 13, 6 pm at Deerprint Wine and Bistro. Johnson combines an unforgettable voice with an uncanny capacity for writing beautiful and moving songs. His south Mississippi drawl and keen intellect deliver authentic stories and music full of soul and spirit. “New West Sound” mixes saloon country and bluegrass gospel with dirty blues rock and lonesome ballads, all while maintaining a steady thread of lyricism and storytelling. Tickets available at: https://squareup.com/store/deerprint-wine- and-bistro


Family Game Night at the Mercantile

LA VETA — Join us at Family Game Night Thursday, June 13, 7 pm! Come down to the La Veta Mercantile and have some beer, wine, soda, coffee, snacks, music, and GAMES with your fearless leader, John Costea.


Pub Night at the La Veta Mercantile

LA VETA — Come get some Pub Grub, and listen to the very talented musicians known as our beloved Celtic Orphans Friday, June 14, 6 pm. Enjoy some adult beverages, soda, tea, coffee, and snackage in a package. FREE!!


La Veta Wildlife Meeting

LA VETA — Join CPW Wildlife Officers for a discussion about “urban” wildlife issues such as resident deer, how to be bear aware, and other topics Friday, June 14, 6 pm at La Veta Community Center, 131 E Ryus Avenue.


Brunch & Learn: “How to Create a Buyer Persona for Your Business”

LA VETA — Social Media Breakfast – Southern Colorado’s (SOCO) is excited to announce its inaugural event Saturday, June 15, 10 am to 12 pm at La Veta Mercantile. At this brunch and learn, Jean Downs of Two Mountain Media will guide you through best practices for developing buyer personas, which will help you understand which social media platforms you should use to engage with your customers; locate your customers on – and offline – to find out what they search for, read, and shop for; and offer the right product or service at the right time to help your customers reach their goals. Join us for coffee, conversation, a potluck brunch, and a great learning opportunity!


Art Journaling at LVSA

LA VETA — The La Veta School of the Arts is offering Art Journaling on Saturday, June 15 and Sunday, June 16. This class, taught by instructor Ruth Heal, shows students ways of expressing themselves using words, color, images, and collage. It connects participants with their innate creativity and allows them to enhance their life experience with personal growth.

In this course learn simple creative techniques and methods of working that can be used to create a powerful and lasting expression of life and bring clarity around life events. Students will also learn techniques to eliminate blocks to self-expression.

Class will be held at The La Veta School of the Arts – across from town park in La Veta. For more information call 719-742- 5193 or email LVArtSchool@Yahoo.com.

Register at our website www.theLVSA.org. Cost is $150 for this two-day workshop. A supply list will be provided at registration.


The Wahatoya Cup Endurance event

LA VETA — The Wahatoya Cup-Horseback Endurance event will be held Saturday, June 15 – Monday, June 17 at SoCo En- durance. This event features a 3-day pioneer with fun rides, LDs, and 50s each day. Traditional “Whole Hog Hootenanny” will take place Saturday afternoon with live music. This event will include a 75 and 100 mile option. For more information, please visit socoendurance.com


Sonic Bloom Permaculture Academy

HUMMINGBIRD RANCH — A three-day Permaculture Action Workshop with Ryan Rising of Permaculture Action Network will be held Sunday, June 16 – Wednesday, June 19. For the third year, Permaculture Action Network and SONIC BLOOM invite you to spend the 3-days before the festival learning practical skills for regenerating ecosystems and building community at Hummingbird Ranch.

Learn the Concepts of Permaculture:
• Permaculture design processes and principles
• Rainwater harvesting and earthworks
• Permaculture landscape design and food forestry
• Natural building and appropriate technology
• Social transformation and community organizing methods • Practical tools and techniques for regenerating ecology

Permaculture Academy students can look forward to a whole lot of perks with enrollment including:
• 21 class hours of world class educational experience

• Connections with like-minded people
• 2 healthy, organic meals per day (brunch and dinner)
• Be among the first people on site
• First priority shaded creekside camping
• Car camping for SONIC BLOOM!
(festival / academy combo passes available) Hummingbird Ranch, 732 CR 653 is north of Walsenburg.


Experimental Drawing & Painting at the La Veta School of the Arts

LA VETA — La Veta School of the Arts presents Peggy Zehring’s fun, abstract, experimental drawing and painting one week or two week class which will be happening at The La Veta School of the Arts in La Veta, CO from Monday, June 17, through Friday, June 28. Draw with charcoal and then use the images you created unconsciously to unfold abstract paintings. You’ll learn to make your work personal and original. You’ll also learn color mixing, recognizing and capitalizing on your own marks, compositional excellence and much more. All levels of experience are welcome. Cost is $375 a week. For more information or to register call 719-742-3421, or e-mail LVArtSchool@yahoo.com or register online at www.theLVSA.org



Tourism Board 2019 Grant Cycle Announced

TRINIDAD — The City of Trinidad Tourism Board is pleased to announce it is now accepting Grant Applications for the June Cycle of the 2019 Grant funding to be used exclusively for advertising and marketing of tourism events that serve the Trinidad area.

The City of Trinidad Tourism Board is committed to sup- porting and investing in organizations that provide events which align with the mission of the Tourism Board – marketing for the sustainable development of the industry, an enhanced visitor experience, and an improved quality of life for our residents.

Funding is granted through a competitive application process in four (4) grant cycles annually. Grant cycles begin on March 1, June 1, Sept. 1, and Nov. 1, 2019 and will close on the last day of the respective month at which time no applications for that grant cycle will be accepted.

An organization may submit multiple applications for separate programs/events, however, any funded program/event may receive only one grant per year which runs from March 1, 2019 until December 31, 2019.

Applications and Grant Guidelines can be obtained by emailing marty.hackett@trinidad.co.gov or stopping by 309 Nevada Ave.


Opioids/cannabis: effects on the brain presentation tonite

TRINIDAD — REMINDER: the community is invited to a presentation by Kenneth Finn, M.D., Thursday, June 6, 5 pm at the Trinidad Middle School Auditorium. This free presentation with pizza and drinks included is sponsored by the Las Animas/Huerfano Health Department.

This will be a great for judicial, law enforcement, students, parents, medical professionals and community members. For more information call 719-846-2213 Ext 24.


Senior Day at Books & More

TRINIDAD — Senior Day will be Friday, June 7, at Books & More bookstore, 132 N. Commercial Street. Most items 50% off. Store hours are 11 am to 4:30 pm.


Trinidad First Friday Art Walk

TRINIDAD — Stop, shop, and attend several opening receptions on Main Street in Trinidad for the First Friday Art Walk, Friday, June 7, 5 to 7 pm.


Opening reception for April Buchschacher

TRINIDAD — The Marketplace Gallery, 149 E Main invites all to attend an opening reception for April Buchschacher, contemporary Folk Art painter, Friday, June 7, 5 to 7:30 pm. Buchschacher is an artist from La Veta, Colorado.


Trinidad Area Local Artist Show opening reception

TRINIDAD — The annual TALAS show will have an opening reception with refreshments Friday, June 7, 5 to 7 pm at Corazon Gallery, 149 E. Main Street, #1. This show will be on dis- play through June 29. For more information call 719-846-0207.


Thom Anderson at TDAD Photography Gallery

TRINIDAD — There will be an opening reception for the Thom Anderson Show Friday, June 7, 5 to 7 pm at Trinidad Photography Gallery, 319 W Main. The show will be on dis- play through June 29. For more information call 214-336-4229.


Super Rodeo Adventure Ride

TRINIDAD — The next Explore Las Animas Dirt Series ad- venture ride will be Saturday, June 8, 7 am to 5 pm. Adventure rides are not races. They’re about having fun hanging with like minded people who want to explore and ride hard. Rides are timed, but not for competitive purposes. Again, all roads are open and you must obey traffic laws.

7:00 a.m.: Registration / Sign In
8:30 a.m.: Warm Up
9:00 a.m.: Start
Finish at Elm Street Train Depot (apx 3:00 p.m.) Followed by dinner (apx 4:00 p.m.)

Probably one of the tougher rides of the entire Explore Las Animas Dirt Series. It coincides with the annual Santa Fe Trail Days festivities in Trinidad. The ride consists of two gap passes. They are Trinchera Pass in New Mexico, and San Francisco Creek Pass on the Colorado-New Mexico border. Both of these gaps played prominent roles in the lives of Native Americans and the cattle drives of 19th century. The border crossing nature of the ride, along with the scenic landscape, makes this one of the bucket list rides of Trinidad-Las Animas County.

$75 registration. For more information call or email: 303- 775-8486 juan.delaroca@gmail.com.


Call for volunteers: KaBOOM! Adventure Course

TRINIDAD — We need 200 community volunteers to help build a new state-of-the-art Adventure Course in one day. Las Animas County and The Colorado Health Foundation will join KaBOOM! on Saturday, June 8, 8:30 am to 3 pm to transform an empty site at the Las Animas County Fairgrounds, 2200 North Linden Avenue, into a wonderful course that will help make play the easy choice.


Wheels Car & Bike Show

TRINIDAD — All makes and models of cars and bikes are welcome at this exhibition in Trinidad Saturday, June 8, 9 am to 5 pm at Central Park, 700 Smith Avenue. Set up for cars and vendors begins at 7am, event at 9am. Proceeds will benefit a new flag pole at Simpson’s Rest and to Combat Hero Bike Build. For more information: Rick Baneulos 719-589-1799; Greg Jacobson 719-680-5237


Carnegie Family Game Club

TRINIDAD — The Carnegie Public Library hosts a Saturday get-together to have fun with board games each month. The next family game club will be Saturday, June 8, 2 pm. Every- one is invited: you must be at least 6 years old to play, but younger siblings can watch. Mousetrap! Monopoly! And more!


Concert at Trinidad Lake State Park

TRINIDAD — Willson & McKee will be joined by Jaquie Gipson for a concert Saturday, June 8, 6-8 pm at Trinidad Lake State Park, 32610 State Highway 12. A homemade dessert bar will be provided! A $5 donation is suggested for each dessert/drink combo. This event is free to the public. All vehicles must have a daily or annual Park pass.


Fire Line at Spanish Peaks Inn

GULNARE — Come out for live music, drinks, and dancing in Gulnare this Saturday, June 8, 7:30 to 11:30 pm. Spanish Peaks Inn located in a beautiful setting will host Fire Line band. There is a $5 cover. The Inn also offers Thursday and Friday night food specials, and Taco Tuesdays. Spanish Peaks Inn also has lodging and RV spaces. For more information call 719-941-4288.


Leather holster making

TRINIDAD — A leather holster making class will be offered Monday, June 10 – Friday, June 14, 8 am to 5 pm by Southern Rockies Heritage School at Trinidad State Junior College, 600 Prospect Street. Continuing education only, not for college credit. Students will learn how to construct quality gun leather holster using methods and techniques requiring a minimum number of leather tools. The class cost is $300 plus the cost of materials. To register, contact Donna Haddow at 719-846-5724 or donna.haddow@trinidadstate.edu


Philosophy at the Carnegie

TRINIDAD — The Carnegie Library’s Philosophy Club is for those that enjoy discussing philosophy. The club will meet each month on the second Tuesday from 5 to 6 pm. The next meeting will be Monday, June 10, 5 to 6 pm. Do you like philosophizing with others about timeless questions? Join us for a monthly facilitated conversation. We will start with a brief introduction about an idea from the tradition of philosophy and a few questions to explore. Everyone is welcome! For more information call: (719) 846-6841.


Free legal help at the Carnegie

TRINIDAD — The next free legal clinic at the Carnegie Public Library will be Tuesday, June 11, 3 to 4 pm. Patrons can have a private video conference with an attorney, here at the library. Call the library at 719-846-6841, or come in to sign up in advance. Normally, there will be four, fifteen minute sessions to discuss civil matters only


Amtrak presentation at TLAC luncheon, RSVP by June 12

TRINIDAD — Please join us on Wednesday, June 19, 12 pm in the TSJC Pioneer Room at the Sullivan Center to hear all that Amtrak Southwest Chief has planned for Colorado. The sponsor for our June luncheon will be Mountain Liquor, Linda Barron. Mountain Liquor will be celebrating its 34th year of business in our community. We are very proud of this accomplishment and hope you join us to acknowledge this tremendous achievement.

Our tentative menu is: Sliced BBQ pork, four cheeses baked macaroni, Southern Style green beans, rolls & butter and fresh fruit Chantilly. You must RSVP by Wednesday, June 12. Please send your RSVP through email to tlacchamber@outlook.com, or niciatlaccc@gmail.com. You could also contact the office to RSVP at 719-846-9285.


Autism support group

TRINIDAD — The Trinidad Autism Awareness Chapter will hold their monthly support group for families with a loved one with Autism, Sensory Processing Disorders, and Developmental Delay Thursday, June 13, 6 to 8 pm at the Trinidad Community Center, 1309 Beshoar Avenue. Please come and see how Essential Oils changed Linda’s life and her family’s over the last 5 years. Education and free scans available at this event.


TSJC Peace Medal ceremony

TRINIDAD — Korean Ambassador for Peace Medal Ceremony, Presented by Consul General Joon-Yong Park will be held Thursday, June 13,12 to 3 pm at TSJC Pioneer Room. There will be a presentation and lunch. Contact Ray Odem, 719-845-2589 for more information.


Kids Grief Counseling Camp

TRINIDAD — Sangre de Cristo Hospice is offering a grief counseling camp for children Friday, June 14, 9 am to 5 pm at Trinidad Community Center, 1309 Beshoar Drive. The camp is open for children ages 6-12 who have experienced a loss through death. This is a free camp and lunch is provided. There will be activities and games plus swimming from 4-5pm. To register call 719-846-3060.


Trinidad Rotary Golf

TRINIDAD — Greg Sund, President of the Trinidad Rotary Club, announced this week that the Trinidad Rotary Club has scheduled its annual Golf Tournament—Fundraiser at the Trinidad Municipal Golf Course on Friday afternoon, June 14. In announcing the event, Sund said “We are raising funds to help pay for the Illustrated Scholastic Children’s Dictionary distributed to all third grade students in Las Animas County. This is the 16th consecutive year the Trinidad Rotary Club has participated in the dictionary handout”.

There are approximately 170 third grade students attend- ing the various public and private schools in the county. A dictionary is personally handed to each student by a member of the Rotary Club each year during the month of December, as a personal gift intended to help in the development of literacy skills.

Anyone wishing to play in the golf tournament, sponsor a team, sponsor a golf hole, or contribute cash or gifts to the fundraiser may do so by contacting any Rotary Club member including Shirley Donachy, Fred Vaugeois, Sharon Sciacca, Bonnie Aaron, Jim Blecha, Dennis Scott, Buzz Sawaya, Carol Patrick, Stan Obrey, Penni Saeedi, Janna Remington, Mike Dixon, Melodie Lanosga, Andrew Hoffman, Lori Hoffman, or Jeff at the local golf course clubhouse.


Nat Geo Adventurer, Pharr Davis, at the Carnegie

TRINIDAD — The Carnegie Public Library, 202 N Animas St., is very excited to welcome author, speaker, record setter and National Geographic Adventurer of the Year, Jennifer Pharr Davis Friday, June 14, 5:30 to 7:30 pm. In 2011, Jennifer set the record for fastest time to complete the 2,181-mile Appalachian Trail, averaging an amazing 47 miles per day. Please join us as Jennifer shares stories, slides, and excerpts from her latest book, “The Pursuit of Endurance”, which has been called “a captivating narrative guidebook that will in- spire readers to test their own limits, on the trail and off.” (Kirkus Reviews)

For more information call the library: 719- 846-6841


ROAR Fundraiser Father’s Day pancake breakfast

TRINIDAD — Help celebrate Father’s Day Saturday, June 15, 8:30 10:30 am at Corradino Auto Body Lobby, 124 N Maple. This break- fast is a ROAR for Relay For Life Fundraiser, all proceeds go to the American Cancer Society! All welcome to join us! Come and dine with us as we celebrate that great guy in your life – fathers, grandfathers, husbands, uncles, brothers, nephews – with a delicious pancake breakfast. We also have a gluten free option. The breakfast cost: Adults $6, children $4 (ages 10 & under are free)


Good Question band at Trinidad Lake State Park

TRINIDAD — Come out to Trinidad Lake State Park Saturday, June 15, 6 to 8 pm to enjoy live music by local favorites, refreshments, fire, and door prizes. The event is free, but all vehicles must have daily or annual park pass. For more information call 719-846- 6951



Colfax Republicans tonight

RATON — Please join us for our next Colfax County Republican Party meeting to be held Thursday, June 6, at K-Bob’s Steak House. Our start time will be 6:30 pm but feel free to come at 6 pm if you want to order something to eat from the menu prior to the meeting. Ice tea, coffee and water will be provided.

One purpose of our meeting will be to seek volunteers for all of our vacancies on the County Party Board: Secretary and two Ward Chairs from Raton. Also Anastacia Golden-Morper, our CD-3 Republican Party State Vice Chair, will speak to us about the need for Re- publicans in the County to get involved, speak up and take action if we want to preserve our Constitutional rights….a message that is vital to our success in the 2020 election. We will also discuss the key elected positions that will be on the November, 2019 municipal ballots and November, 2020 County, State and Federal ballots. We need your suggestions for candidates who may run for these offices. We want a qualified and strong Republican candidate to fill every open position.

We will also share some of the recent new legislation passed by our State legislators in their opening session and the petition effort being launched by the State Republican Party to overturn some of these controversial new laws.

Please let me know if you do plan to attend, and pass along this message to all of your friends and neighbors who may want to become more involved in the Republican Party.


Summer Carnival begins today

RATON — The Raton Summer Carnival at Raton High School, sponsored by Raton Main- street, will be held Thursday, June 6, 5 pm through Sunday, June 9. Armbands are $28 and hours are Thursday, 5 to 10 pm; Friday, 5 to 11 pm; Saturday, 3 to 11 pm; and Sunday, 3 to 9 pm. Come see the new for 2019 Monkey Maze!


National Scouting Historian Summit

CIMARRON — Scouting’s first-ever event about protecting, preserving, and sharing the rich heritage of the Boy Scouts of America will be held Sunday, June 9 through Saturday June 15 at Philmont Scout Ranch, 17 Deer Run Road. The National Historian Summit is open to all Scouts and Scouters 14 years of age or older. This week-long summit will immerse participants in the rules, tools, and strategies for capturing and preserving Scouting’s rich heritage while focusing on how to create a robust local history program. For more information visit: historiansummit.com


10th Annual Raton Family Tent Revival

RATON — The annual Raton Tent Revival will be held Sunday, June 2 through Sunday, June 16. Don’t forget to bring your favorite lawn chair, enjoy a free dinner at 6 pm, praise and worship 6:45 pm and guest speaker at 7:30 pm nightly. The revival is held 4 miles west on HWY 555, York Canyon Road, follow the signs and follow us on facebook@https://www.facebook.com/ratonfamilytentrevival/


2019 Summer of Color Series: Santa Fe Trail Mountain Man Rendezvous

RATON — The Santa Fe Trail Mountain Man Rendezvous will be held Sunday, June 9 through Saturday, June 15 at the NRA Whit- tington Center. There is free admission for visitors, the public is welcome. Period dress highly encouraged, but not required.

Santa Fe Trail Rendezvous Events include: Shooting Events, Primitive Archery Matches, Mountain Man & Mountain Mama Run, Team Events, Social Events, Period Dress Contest, Authentic Cooking Contest, Primitive Camp Contest, Jug Contest, Dessert Cooking Contest, Ma & Pa Egg Cooking

Contest. Call 800-494-4853 for more info.


Springer Electric Cooperative 73rd Annual Meeting

SPRINGER — Springer Electric will be holding their 73rd annual meeting at Sim Brown Gym, Springer High School, 1401 8th Street on Wednesday, June 12. Registration at 8:30 am, meeting at 10 am. Grand prizes include an upright freezer and four cash prizes: three $500 winners and one $1000 winner. You must be present to win!


Call for volunteers for Sugarite Project!

RATON — We are looking for a few volunteers to help out with doing some trail work on the Coal camp trail. The dates of the project are June 15 & 16. If we don’t get enough help, we will have to put off this proj- ect for maybe another year. Last year we completed phase 1. We would like to finish up phase 2 so we can call this project complete. The project is to restore many of the water bars that have washed away over the years and address some of the other trail issues. If you would like to help out, please contact Robert D McIvor, Park Superintendent, Sugarite Canyon State Park, 211 Hwy 526, 575- 445-5607 ASAP!


Call for vendors for July 4

RATON — Raton MainStreet is hoping vendors will join us for our annual 4th of July

Celebration on Historic First Street, Thursday, July 4, 10 am to 6 pm. The affordable vendor fee is $30. For additional information or questions, bferri@ratonmainstreet.org or call (575) 445-2052.

The celebration will include live entertainment, parade, and street fair. Raton Main- Street is composed of committed members of the community dedicated to improving the quality of life in Raton by revitalizing our downtown area. We want to foster business prosperity and offer new economic opportunities. We seek to have a community where all generations can have a sense of pride in Raton and all cultures feel respect for their heritage.


Balloon festival seeks sponsorships

RATON — The 2019 International Santa Fe Trail Balloon Rally Committee is excited to be working hard on presenting the balloon rally July 4th-6th. The Pilots’ Reception is scheduled for July 3rd with Mass Ascensions the mornings of the 4th, 5th, & 6th. In the past, Raton’s balloon rally was attended by hundreds of visitors each year and is free to the public.

The committee is seeking businesses, families, class reunions, or individuals interested in being a sponsors.

Sponsors are invited to the Pilots’ Reception, and get to participate in all that ballooning involves – from filling the envelope with hot air, to becoming part of the chase crew, to flying with your pilot. Questions, stop by the Main Street office at the Old Pass Gallery or call Brenda Ferri (575) 445-2052, Christine Valentini (575) 445-2457 or Jessica Barfield 575- 245-9000 for more information.


Art for Fun at Arthur Johnson Library

RATON — Have fun at the Arthur Johnson Memorial Library, 244 Park Ave., with differ- ent types of art materials. “Art For Fun” con- ducted by Dennie Gum will kick off on Thursday, June 13, at 6:30 pm. This free pro- gram is for young adults and other adults of any age. It will be held every other Thursday at 6:30 pm. The first Thursday will be sculpt- ing with air dry clay. Tools and clay will be provided by the library. Space is currently limited to the first 10 people.


“Mary Poppins” at the Shuler

RATON — The Santa Fe Trail School of the Performing Arts presents “Mary Poppins” be- ginning Friday, June 14 and continuing through Saturday June 29 at the Shuler Theater, 131 N. 2nd Street. Ticket prices are $15 for adults, $12 for seniors, and $8 for students. Showtimes

Friday, June 14 7:00 PM
Saturday, June 15 7:00 PM
Saturday, June 22 7:00 PM
Sunday, June 23 2:00 PM
Friday, June 28 7:00 PM
Saturday, June 29 7:00 PM
For more information call 575-445-3591.


Raton Color Run

RATON — The annual Color Run will be held Saturday, June 15, 8 am at Roundhouse Memorial Park, 100 Memorial Lane. Proceeds will benefit the El Raton Theater for the marquee. Contacts are Karen Gabriele Wiseman and Jami Esquibel.


Holy Trinity rummage sale

RATON — There will be another great rum- mage sale at Holy Trinity Episcopal church Raton, Rio Grande and Third Street, Saturday June 15, 9 am to 3 pm. Lots of bargains: beads, books, kitchen, luggage, clothing, bake sale, AND upscale luxury items.


Maverick Ranch Rodeo

CIMARRON — The 10th Annual WRCA Sanctioned Ranch Rodeo will be held Saturday, June 15, 11 am.

Watch teams of working cowboys and cowgirls from ranches across the west compete in real events of the modern cowboy! Some of the events are: wild cow milking, team branding, doctoring, team sorting and ranch bronc riding.

Top horse competition sponsored by Aqha American Quarter Horse Association and Gene Klein Custom Silver Finery. Top hand competition sponsored by Twisted X Boots. $5 admission; children 6 and under free!

We would like to thank our sponsors for making this rodeo possible! Ranch broncs provided by 3 Lazy S Cattle Co, yearlings provided by Albert Burton, cows and calves provided by Dusty Mayer.



Free Cultural Art Education Classes

LA VETA — The Francisco Fort Museum and the Huajatolla Heritage Foundation are delighted to announce FREE cultural art education classes! Classes will be held at the fantastic Francisco Fort Museum, 306 S Main St. every Friday, 1-3 pm beginning Friday, June 7 and concluding August 9. Classes are designed for children ages 5-14. Class size is limited to 15 so RSVP to 719-890-4699


Kid’s Fishing Derby at Lathrop State Park

WALSENBURG — A fishing derby for kids under 16 will be held at Lathrop State Park, Saturday, June 8, 10 am to 1 pm. The first 50 children will receive free fishing poles. Bring sun-screen, water, and chairs. Lunch will be provided. CPW officers and state patrol troopers will be on hand to assist. Parents are encouraged to attend. For more information call 719-738-2376


La Veta Library Summer Program

LA VETA — Get creative and build your own space diorama using lovable, edible Peeps marshmallows. Wednesday, June 12, 2 pm. This program is designed for ages 5 – 11. For more information contact stephanie@lvpl.org or call 742-3572.


Fridays For Fun: Painting Yourself

LA VETA — La Veta School of the Arts presents its first children’s class of the summer Friday, June 14, 1 to 3 pm at La Veta School for the Arts with a life-size self portrait class. Maggie MacIndoe encourages students to bring any collage materials they want and to use a wide variety of techniques and strategies to personalize their self portraits. You will want your life-size portrait to hang on your wall for everyone to see.

All classes are designed for school-aged children. Younger children are welcome with an adult caregiver. All materials are supplied by LVSA. Scholarships are available thanks to funding from private donations from friends and supporters of LVSA. La Veta School of the Arts does not discriminate in any way. Classes are $15 at the door or $10 if you pre-register. Call 719-742-3421 or register online at http://www.theLVSA.org


Friday Art Lab at Museum of Friends

WALSENBURG — The Friday Art Lab held every Friday, 1 to 3 pm throughout the summer and fall is for children ages 5- 17. This art program focuses on “Service Learning for the Whole Community.” (Adopt a Planter Box with Intergenerational Service Learning).

This intergenerational downtown Walsenburg beautification program is designed for volunteer adults, senior citizens, and local children to work hand in hand to design, build and decorate planter boxes. Local businesses and individuals are invited to purchase a planter box as a way to add color down- town, provide programs, encourage creativity and support scholarships for children’s art classes at MOF. For more information call (719) 738-2858.


Youth fitness summer bootcamp

LA VETA – Two Peaks Fitness is offering a fitness bootcamp every Saturday June 1 through August 10, 9 am-12 noon. The bootcamp is for ages 13-18 and includes High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT), Cardio, and Nutrition Education. There is no cost to participants! The camp is led by a certified personal trainer. Register at Two Peaks Fitness, 216 S Main St, 719-742-3555.


Art for Kids-ya gotta have art

LA VETA — The SPACe 2019 Youth Art Workshop in La Veta is the week of July 8-12, 9 am to noon each day for children who have completed Kindergarten to those entering 6th grade. All materials are provided.

Children entering 1st – 3rd grades will spend the week exploring and creating art. This five day workshop, held at the La Veta School of the Arts, will include two amazing projects. Kids will work with clay on a Fossil and Container project, which includes research looking at fossils, and drawing before working in clay. The second project includes creating Japanese Paste paper, making dynamic patterns and textures. The children will also be learning about symmetry, drawing and collage-the art of using a variety of papers and gluing them to a surface. This project allows them to explore the insect world while choosing an image for their collages. Inspiration for this project comes from the artist and author Eric Carl.

Patti Paiz Jones will be the instructor for the 1st – 3rd grade children. She received a bachelor of arts degree from the University of Northern Colorado in art education and brings 36 years’ experience teaching art to grades 1 – 12.

Young people entering 4th – 6th grades will learn how to create their own video games, under the direction of Rachael Schneider. The workshop will be held at the La Veta High School Media Center, with devices provided by the school. Rachael received a Bachelor in Fine Arts degree with a focus in electronic art, and a minor in technical theater from Colorado State University.

The fees for the workshops are $55 for the first child, $25 for additional siblings. Ask about fee waivers. Register at SPACe, 132 W. Ryus (The Gallery in the Park) in La Veta or online at www.spa- nishpeakarts.org. Call 719 742-3074 for more information.


Teen Art Workshop at SPACe

LA VETA — Young people entering 7th – 12th grades are invited to spend five afternoons July 8 – 12 discovering new ways to create with clay, cardboard, and paper. Projects include 3D paper sculptures and printmaking. The workshop will be held at SPACe, 132 W. Ryus in La Veta from 1 pm – 4 pm. Instructor Patti Paiz Jones received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Northern Colorado in art education. She brings 36 years’ experience teaching art to grades 1 – 12.

Fees are $55 which includes all materials. Additional siblings are $25 each. Fee waivers are available. Space is limited, register early! Pick up registration forms at SPACe or register online at the SPACe website: www.SpanishPeaksArts.org. For more information call SPACe at 719 742-3074 or email: spanishpeaksarts@gmail.com



4H and FFA Spring Show

TRINIDAD — Market, Breeding, and Showmanship Classes for Lamb and Goats will be held Saturday, June 8, 9 am at the Las Animas County Fairgrounds, 2200 N. Linden. Contact Krissy Larson- 719-680-0609, Jodi Amato- 719-859-0511 or visit Southern Colorado Spring Lamb and Goat Show on FB for more information.


HOH: Camp! Colorado Week

TRINIDAD — The popular Hands on History program returns to Trinidad History Museum Monday, June 10 -Friday, June 14, 9 am to 3 pm with Colorado Week! This week’s programming focused on all things Colorado and what makes our state unique! Activities this week will cover many facets of Colorado history, including migration, industries, and geological history. In addition to that, students will learn about the relationship be- tween us and Colorado’s flora and fauna, and conservation.

Lunch, snacks, and all the supplies are included. Weather pending, students will spend at least an hour outside. Please ensure your children bring close-toed shoes with them. THM will provide sunscreen and bug spray, but if there is a specific brand that your child needs, you will be responsible for providing it.

This camp is open to students in grades 1-8 at the cost of $85/week. However, there are a number of discounts available for THM and History Colorado Members, families enrolling multiple children, and paying tuition in full before the start of camp. We also have scholarships based on household size and income.

Space is limited and on a first come, first serve basis. If you would like to enroll your child, or have any questions, please contact Abigail at abigail.melton@state.co.us or call 719-846- 7217.


Carnegie Library summer reading & programs for youth

TRINIDAD — The 2019 summer reading program theme is “A Universe of Stories!” and will run from Wednesday, June 5 through Wednesday, July 24. Register anytime May 28 until July 17.

There are events scheduled for the younger set, ages 4 to 12 years old and for the older group, 11 to 18. Some of the events are for all age groups.

Event Schedule for kids 4 to 12 years old:
Space Foundation-Wed, June 12 1 to 3 pm at the Library Crafts and Storytime – Wed, June 19, 1 to 3 pm in the Library Magic Show-Wed June 26, 1 to 3 pm at the Community Center

Event Schedule for teens 11 to 18 years old:
Movie & Popcorn – Mon, June 17, 1 to 3 pm “Hunger Games- Catching Fire” at the Library

Team reading through the program: we’ll give you a log to track your reading, and we’ll list activities you can do to win prizes. We’ll keep track of total reading time for all kids in the program, and, if we meet our total reading goal, the library will add something great to the children’s area downstairs!

Every year, Trinidad kids look forward to the library’s summer program. This year’s theme commemorates 60 years of space exploration by humans on this tiny planet. We’ve scheduled a great series of events, all free of charge. For more information: 719-846-6841



Cimarron summer reading program: “A Universe of Stories”

CIMARRON — Cimarron Library’s Summer Reading Program, themed “A Universe of Stories” is for all youth (grades K – 12). The library will have activities Fridays, June 7 – July 26 (except for Friday, July 5th) from 9:30 – 11:30 am. There will be good reading, tasty snacks, and planned activities for the attendees!


RHA free breakfast and lunch program

RATON — Raton Housing Authority would like to announce the participation in the Summer Food Service Program! The free lunch and breakfast program will begin on Monday, June 3 and go through Friday, August 7. Please join us at the following locations for free lunches for all children ages 1 through 18! Meals will be served Monday through Friday, however, no meals will be served on Thursday, July 4 due to the holiday.

The serving sites and times are as follows:
RATON: Breakfast 8 to 9 am: Raton High School open for all children ages 1 to 18. Raton Early Headstart, Raton Intermediate School, and Longfellow Elementary are closed sites and will serve for their summer school and early headstart programs. • Lunch 12 to 1 pm: Raton High School, Legion Park, Romero Park, Ripley Park, Optimist Park, Longfellow Elementary for all children ages 1 to 18. (Raton Early Headstart for students enrolled only.)
SPRINGER: • Lunch 12 to 1 pm at Springer Museum Park open to all children ages 1 to 18; Springer Early Headstart for enrolled students.
CIMARRON: • Lunch 12 to 1 pm at Cimarron City Park.

Lunches served in the parks should stay in the parks, please.

For more info contact: Raton Housing Authority (575) 445- 8021, Terry Baca, Executive Director, Coleen Sanchez-Garcia, Housing Manager, or Brenda Guara Occupancy Specialist.

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