Upcoming Events for week of March 13, 2020

THROUGHOUT OUR WORLD

TV Rescan Media Advisory

SOUTHERN COLORADO — A TV Rescan is required for Antenna TV Viewers in Colorado Springs-Pueblo viewing area. The rescan is required due to a TV station frequency change that occurred on Thursday, Feb. 27, in Colorado Springs-Pueblo. TV viewers who receive free, over-the-air local TV will need to rescan their TV to continue receiving local channels, including emergency and weather alerts. The FCC is requiring nearly 1,000 TV stations to change frequencies in order to pro- vide more channels for wireless broadband services. The TV rescan requirement takes effect immediately.

More information is available at TVAnswers.org. Sign up to receive free email and text alerts at www.tvanswers.org/signup, and to be notified when a rescan is required.

 

Summer seasonal jobs at Colorado State Parks

DENVER — Want to work outside in Colorado this summer? Then apply for any of the hundreds of seasonal positions avail- able at Colorado’s State Parks.

A variety of jobs are available, including seasonal ranger, visitor services, interpreter/education specialist and maintenance. Most jobs start in May and continue into September.

Colorado operates 41 parks in every corner of the state. In 2019 more than 15 million people visited Colorado State Parks.

Anyone interested should go on line to these sites to search for open positions: https://cpw.state.co.us/aboutus/Pages/CurrentOpenings.aspx, or https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/colorado.

Interested applicants can also go to a state park office to talk to staff about available positions. Applications, however, must be filed on-line. Applicants must be at least 16 years old. For more information about Colorado Parks and Wildlife, go to: https://cpw.state.co.us/

 

HUERFANO

La Veta Cuchara Chamber meeting

LA VETA — The La Veta Cuchara Chamber will be holding their monthly meeting at 8:30 a.m. at the La Veta School Library Thursday, March 12. Meetings are open to the public. If you wish to get on the agenda, please contact us 2 days ahead of time; info@lavetacucharachamber.com

 

Annual literacy event at RMSER

WALSENBURG — RMSER is hosting a reading/literacy event Thursday, March 12, 2 to 6:30 p.m. at 375 West Pine. Please let us know if you will read a book during this event, 719-738- 2335.

 

Two Peaks-One Book presentation

LA VETA — Our “Two Peaks-One Book” community book read event continues at the La Veta Library Thursday, March 12, 2 p.m.. In continuing with our theme of civility and ethics, we will present the fascinating Russian film, “The Desert of Forbidden Art.” You won’t want to miss this stranger than fiction, true story which won many film critics awards and received rave reviews. Brought to you by the Friends of LaVeta Library with free refreshments!

 

Family game night at the Mercantile

LA VETA — Come join your friends and neighbors for Family Board Games with our fearless leader, John Costea Thursday, March 12, 7 p.m.. Music and games are free; beer, wine, soda, coffee, snacks available. For more info, go to: https://www.facebook.com/events/1371870416326187/

 

Huerfano youth baseball registration

WALSENBURG/LA VETA – Two Peaks Fitness Youth Sports Leagues is holding registration for youth baseball leagues this spring in Huerfano County. No need to drive to Colorado City on weekends!

Ages 4-18 can register at any of these locations for the 2020 season:
Friday, March 13, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at Huerfano County Com-

munity Center, 928 Russell St, Walsenburg;
Friday, March 13, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at La Veta Community

Center, 131 E Ryus, La Veta.
Any questions, contact letsplayball@gmail.com or see our

Facebook page at www.facebook.com/pages/category/Non- profit-Organization/Two-Peaks-Youth-Baseball- 2587572278136307/.

 

Kathy Hill watercolor classes

LA VETA — Explore the color wheel while learning to paint with watercolors. Kathy Hill is offering watercolor classes on Fridays, 10 am – 1 pm. Discover how to use just two colors, opposites on the color wheel, to create amazing watercolor paintings in a variety of subjects. Watercolor techniques, composition, and color temperature will also be part of each class. The $25 fee includes all materials. A discount of $5 is available for those who provide their own materials. In addition, a nonrefundable payment of $80 for four classes, not necessarily consecutive, is another option. Classes will be held at least through March. Classes are limited to six students, held at 133 E. Virginia. Beginners welcome! Call Kathy at 719-742- 5756 or email kathyhillart@gmail.com to reserve a space or for more information.

 

Meet and greets for Bob Kennemer

WALSENBURG/LA VETA — Come and meet Bob Kennemer, candidate for Huerfano County Commissioner District 2.

Crafty Canary, 107 E 5th, Walsenburg, Fri. March 13, 4 to 6 pm

Paradise Coffee, 305 S. Main St., in La Veta: Saturday March 14, from 8 to 10:30 a.m.

La Veta Public Library (upstairs) 310 S. Main St., Sunday March 15, from 12 to 1:30 p.m.

CoCo’s Kitchen, 1000 Main St, Walsenburg: Monday, March 16, from 10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

 

Opening reception for “Spring Break: Art Gone Wild” at SPACe

LA VETA — The opening of “Spring Break—Art Gone Wild” will be Saturday, March 14, 5-7 p.m. at the SPACe Gallery in the Park, 132 W. Ryus. Refreshments are provided and there is no admission fee. Sales of artwork benefits the artists and SPACe. The Gift Shop and Gallery is open Tues. & Thurs., 11 – 2 and Saturdays 10 – 3. Call 719 742-3074 for information or visit the SPACe website-www.spanishpeaksarts.org.

 

March is half price month at the Fox!

WALSENBURG — It’s bargain month at the Fox Theatre – Walsenburg. All tickets at the Walsenburg Theatre in the month of March are 50% off!

 

LV Trails St. Patrick’s Bingo

LA VETA — Mark your calendar for the La Veta Trails 4th Annual St. Patrick’s Bingo Game Saturday, March 14, 5-8 p.m. at the La Veta Mercantile Local favorites. The Celtic Orphans will play from 5-6 p.m. to get us into game spirit. Mr. Bingo Bruce Johnson will call the games from 6-8 p.m.. Lots of great prizes! St. Patrick’s Bingo is one of La Veta Trails favorite fundraisers, so join us for a fun evening and help us celebrate our 5th birth- day. For more information, contact Marilyn Russell, 719-890- 4071, or russellm9999@gmail.com.

 

Eagles St. Patty’s Day dinner

WALSENBURG – Join the Eagles on Saturday, March 14, 6 p.m. for a St Patrick’s Day corned beef dinner and dance. Tickets are $10, children under 12 eat free. The evening starts at 6 pm, but adults-only after 8 p.m.. The dinner and dance will be held at the Eagles Hall in Walsenburg, 614 Main St. For ticket info contact Jim Garcia 251-0483 or Art Cruz 719-890- 0144. For general questions or info contact Karl Tomsic 719- 251-7644.

 

Cuchara Chapel service

CUCHARA — The Cuchara Chapel service this Sunday, March 14, 10:30 a.m. is “Pay it Forward”. Rev. Eileen Ramsey will preside. All are welcome; come as you are!

 

Civility at the State Capital with Representative Jeni Arndt

LA VETA — The Two-Peaks-One Book committee at La Veta Library is proud to welcome Jeni Armdt at a special program on Sunday, March 15, 2 p.m. in our upstairs meeting room. Ms Arndt is the State Representative from House District 25 and serves on Rural Affairs and Agriculture as well as the Business and Labor Committee and the Commission of Higher Education. Jeni is passionate about her work with the National Institute of Civil Discourse and will speak to us about civility and how is actually works at the capitol She is an exciting and engaging speaker and you won’t want to miss this exciting event. Free refreshments brought to you by the Friends of LaVeta Library.

 

What the Tech “Why Facebook” and “Why Instagram” at LVPL

LA VETA — “What the Tech?!” presents an introduction to the world of Facebook Monday, March 16, 1 to 3 p.m. and an introduction to the world of Instagram Wednesday, March 18, 1 to 3 p.m. at La Veta Public Library, 310 S Main Street. These offerings will be very basic courses. You MUST RSVP in-per- son or by phone 719-742-3572. This project was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

 

La Veta Library movie matinee “Casablanca”

LA VETA — As we continue our theme of “Civility and Ethics” the LaVeta Library will present our final Two Peaks-One Book program, the classic film “Casablanca” on Tuesday, March 17, 2 p.m. Casablanca, starring Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman exceeded all expectations. The movie won the Academy Award for Best Picture, Best Director and Best Screen Play. It’s main characters, memorable lines, and pervasive theme song have all become iconic and it remains of the greatest films ever made. Step back in time with us and enjoy this timeless movie with delicious refreshments, brought to you by the Friends of LaVeta Library.

 

Free yoga classes during March

LA VETA — Our 6:30-7:45pm Tuesday evening Community Class will be FREE to all participants during March. All are welcome, including those new to yoga. The class is a mindful Hatha Flow style encouraging the release of tension and in- creasing awareness and relaxation.

Classes are free during March for teachers, firefighters, EMTs, law enforcement and healthcare professionals to thank them for their hard work in supporting our community. Just come to the Studio and tell us where you work. For the class schedule and details see our website www.lavetayoga.com.All classes are held at La Veta Yoga Studio, 200 S. Main Street, La Veta. For more information please e mail Ruth Heal easeintopeace@gmail.com or call 415 233 2632

 

Meet and greet: Amos Mace St. Patrick’s Day potluck

GARDNER — “Amos’ Gardner Green Saint Patrick’s Day Pot- luck/Feast at CSWoods” (8055 County Road 570, signs will be posted) will be the location of this month’s Gardner potluck Tuesday, March 17, 6 p.m.. Amos Mace be announcing his run for county commissioner in District 1. Please RSVP by phone or text to 970- 309-1799, or email to amos@cswoods.com so there will be enough seating and table space. The theme of the potluck will be Saint Patrick’s Day, so corned beef and cabbage are on the menu.

 

Huerfano County business resiliency workshop

WALSENBURG — There will be a workshop on business resilience Thursday, March 19, 5:30-7 p.m. at Huerfano County Community Center Conference Room, 928 Russell Street.

This is a workshop to teach businesses different mitigation strategies for major hazards such as floods or fires, the costs associated with each measure, and information to maintain normal business operations in the event of a disaster. Guest speakers from Manitou will discuss their experience as business owners preparing and dealing with a large flood. For more information contact: Dominic Elizondo, Business Resilience Specialist at 719-738-3000, Ext 114.

 

Holy Land tour presentation

LA VETA — La Veta library welcomes Maurice and Irene Heikes, Debie Polillo and Steve Kurth Thursday March 19, 2 p.m. as they share their recent tour of the Holy Lands. Join these adventurers for a recounting of their travel to wonderful points of interest such as Bethlehem, the Sea of Galilee, Jericho, the site of the Last Supper, Nazareth, the Garden of Gethsemane, Jordan, one of the 7 Wonders of the World, and much more. Stunning pictures and lively stories make this presentation come alive. For more information call 719-742-3572.

 

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, March 19, 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. www.facebook.com/events/209598856874248/

 

Huerfanos and the Civil War

LA VETA — Date change! Please join the Huerfano County Historical Society at their History Happenings Sunday Salon Series on Sunday, March 22, 2 p.m. at the LaVeta Library. Sandy White, a West Pointer and long-time student of Civil War and Huerfano County history, will be discussing the role of soldiers from our area in the Civil War. This will be a whirlwind review of the connections between Fort Garland, the Civil War in the West, and Huerfano County. We will include such diverse characters as one of the County’s first county commissioners, an incorporator of Walsenburg, and the man behind Francisco Fort – not to mention the site of the Espinosa gangs’ beheadings. Should be a good presentation! This event is co- sponsored by the La Veta Library and the Historical Society. Donations are appreciated.

 

LAS ANIMAS

Free health screening at the Carnegie

TRINIDAD — Come to the library’s front desk, 202 N. Animas, to sign up for a time slot for your free health screening Thursday, March 12, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sign up soon—there are only 13 slots available. Tests include cholesterol panel, Hemoglobin A1c, blood pressure and pre-diabetes screening. Plan on 15 minutes of testing.

 

Chronic pain self management classes

TRINIDAD — Learn techniques for managing fatigue, frustration, poor sleep and isolation in these classes Thursday, during March, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Mt Carmel Health, Wellness, & Community Center. Learn about tools for managing pain and tracking improvements. Learn exercises for improving strength, flexibility and balance. Learn how to manage medications. Learn how to effectively communicate with health- care providers, family and friends. PLUS! On Saturday 4/18 Learn to make healthy food choices and prepare meals for managing inflammation and optimizing nutrition. Call 719- 845-4894 for more information or to sign-up!

 

Grief Support Group

TRINIDAD — The next Grief Support Group meeting is scheduled for Friday, March 13, 10 to 11 a.m. at Mt. Carmel Wellness & Community Center, 911 Robison Avenue.

 

Hands on History at THM

TRINIDAD — Hands on History (HOH) at Trinidad History Museum is for kids in 1 through 8 grades and runs each Friday, 1 to 4 p.m.. The cost for the class is $9 per week. (Scholarships available for free/reduced lunch, or multiple siblings)

Each Friday will include a brief history lesson to introduce the topic and its significance, followed by hands on activities. Contact Abigail to enroll: 719-846-7217 or abigail.melton@state.co.us

 

Benefit dance for Hoehne Fire Dept.

TRINIDAD — The Hoehne Volunteer Fire Department is holding a benefit dance Friday, March 13, 8 p.m. at El Rancho Restaurant & Bar. Ages 21 & over only! Music provided by Cappton Reid and there will be a silent auction. Cover charge $10 single; $15 a couple.

 

Miners 3 on 3 basketball tournament

TRINIDAD — The annual Miners 3 on 3 basketball tournament will be held Saturday, March 14, 9:30 a.m. at Trinidad High School. The entry fee is $20 per player, 4 players per team.

The tournament consists of 5 divisions: youth, 4th – 6th grade, boy and girl; jr high, 7th – 8th, boy and girl; high school girls 9th – 12th and boys 9th – 12th; men’s division; woman’s division; (co-ed teams will play in boys/ men’s division.) Winners will receive a new t-shirt

Registration begins at 8 am day of tournament but pre- registration is welcome. Games begin at 9:30 a.m. on March 14. For more information please contact Lawrence Sandoval at 719-680-9525 or Devon Sandoval at 719-680-3981

 

Herbal Apothecary classes at TSJC

TRINIDAD — The first of three herbal apothecary classes will be held Saturday, March 14, 9 to 11 a.m. in the TSJC Massage Therapy Lab (corner of Broom and Nevada). This session 1 class is “Care of Eyes and Lips”. Each class offers hands on application of herbal Medicine. At least 3 items are made per class. Each Class is $30 and includes all materials. The in- structor is Addie Segers. The other sessions are: Session 2- April 4th, Facial Skin Care; Session 3- May 2- Scalp Care. Register with Donna Haddow, 719-846-5424, donna.haddow@trinidadstate.edu

 

Mountain Gardening Workshop

TRINIDAD — Mt. Carmel Health and Wellness Center, 911 Robinson, will hold a gardening workshop Saturday, March 14, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. hosted by Earth Mountain Education Farm. Learn all the essentials of organic gardening in the mountain zones *greenhouses/microclimates, *Permaculture/ sustainable agriculture, $15 suggested donation.

 

Open house & community celebration

TRINIDAD — Come see the marvelous new food court at Market Place, 326 N. Commercial (old Marty Feeds Building) Saturday, March 14, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and enjoy shamrocks, shenanigans, live music, games, and giveaways every hour. The Open House community celebration schedule:

11am – 1pm: My 99.3 KCRT 99.3 will be doing a live re- mote from the event and we will continue to broadcast their station music until 4pm

11am – 1:30pm: Artocade will have cars on display out- side the Marketplace

4pm – 7pm: Live music by Slim Pickins

Enjoy great food and free samples from Food Court businesses Mario’s Tacos, Sun Bear Cafe, and Trinidad Creamery. All attendees will receive a free Shamrock necklace while supplies last.

 

St. Patrick’s Day Sidewalk Parade

TRINIDAD — Join the fun for the St. Patrick’s Day Sidewalk Parade Saturday, March 14, 2:30 p.m.. The parade is from Marketplace Cafe to Brix, $5 costume contest entry, $50 prize for the winner. Free Green Beer at Brix for parade participants. The parade starts at 2:30 so get there early to line up!

 

Dano Weston at Spanish Peaks Inn

GULNARE — This Saturday, March 14, 7 to 11 p.m. Dano Weston band will perform at Spanish Peaks Inn for a $5 cover charge. Spanish Peaks Inn offers live music, drinks, and dancing on most weekends. Spanish Peaks Inn, 22590 CR 41.6, west of Aguilar, also offers Tai Chi, QI Gong and mindfulness every Monday at 2 p.m.; and line dancing every Wednesday, 2 to 4 p.m.. Don’t forget Taco Tuesday and Friday night specials. For more information call 719-941-4288.

 

St. Patrick’s Day “Keen to get Green Party!!

AGUILAR — Come join us for a puppet show and craft making Saturday, March 14, 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Aguilar Pub- lic Library. The puppet show is “Puff the Magic Dragon”. Stay for Holiday Crafts ending with juice and fancy St. Patrick’s cookies. These activities are fun for the whole family!

Also coming soon at the Aguilar library watch for the “Art Wall” a presentation of art and various craft items produced by the talented art and crafting community as well as surrounding area persons. Date and Time to be announced.

 

Memorial Service Celebration of Life

TRINIDAD — A memorial service/celebration of life is being sponsored by Mt. Rose Health Center Palliative Care and Hospice to celebrate the lives that left us with Precious memories. It will be held in the Dinning Room of the Trinidad Inn on Monday, March 16, at 1:30 p.m..

 

HOH: Spring Break Camp

TRINIDAD — Trinidad History Museum will host a week- long Hands on History camp Monday, March 16 through Friday, March 20, 1 to 4 p.m. This year, we are learning about flora and fauna in Colorado, including how they evolved and adapted to survive in and interact with the different biomes found throughout our state. The lessons are coupled with hands-on activities, scientific experiments, art, and more.

The cost of attendance is $85/week, with a number of scholarships and discounts available. Please contact Abigail at 846-7217 or Abigail.Melton@state.co.us for more information and to register. Space is limited.

 

Stress management

TRINIDAD — Learn to manage your stress and become more mindful with various techniques in this class Tuesdays, through March, 5:15 to 6 p.m. in The Mezzanine at Mt. Carmel Wellness and Community Center, 911 Robison Avenue. The class will run every Tuesday through March. This week “Coming into Gratitude”. Call for more information 719-845-4894.

 

4-H tamale fundraiser

TRINIDAD — Las Animas County 4-H is once again holding a tamale fundraiser to sponsor Raevyn Odum as she embarks on a one in a lifetime trip to the National 4-H conference in Washington, D.C..

Get your Chicken or Pork/CreamCheese/ Green Chile tamales, $20 for 1 dozen. Please order by Wednesday, March 18. Delivery will be Friday, March 20. To place orders visit: https://tinyurl.com/lac4htamales. For questions please call or text Jamie Odum at 719-680-9181.

 

Care & Share distribution

TRINIDAD — The next care and share food distribution will be Wednesday, March 18, 10 am to 1:30 p.m. at Las Animas County Fairgrounds. 10-11:30 a.m. for seniors over 60, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. for income eligible residents. Contact COG at 719-845-1127 for more information.

 

Monthly TLAC Chamber Luncheon

TRINIDAD — The March Chamber luncheon will be held Wednesday, March 18, 12 p.m. in the Pioneer Room at TSJC. Tickets are $12. This month’s sponsor is Noah’s Ark Animal Welfare Association. Please RSVP through email to tlacchamber@outlook.com or niciatlaccc@gmail.com or call the office at (719) 846-9285. (If you RSVP and don’t attend you will be charged.) Everyone is welcome.

 

Barry Lyndon, part 2

TRINIDAD — Nostalgic Movie night presents Barry Lyndon, part 2, Wednesday March 18, 6:30 p.m. at the Carnegie Library, 202 N. Animas. The movie and popcorn are FREE!

 

Somebody Cares Project meeting,

TRINIDAD — The Somebody Cares Project invites anybody interested in learning about our project to attend the meeting Thursday, March 19, 2 to 3 p.m. at the Work Force Center, 140 N. Commercial. Future projects will be talked about. Ideas are welcome. We would appreciate if you bring an item from the list on the fb page. We depend on donations for our Care Bags and box’s. We are asking for donations to fill them. One item or 10. Every item counts. Call Elaine for more info at 719-846-2075. We are a 501 (c)(3) and can accept money donations. 521 E. North Ave.

 

Third Thursday Heritage Nights – wool spinning

TRINIDAD — Each third Thursday of the month Trinidad History Museum’s Kirby and Abigail will be serving up 15-20 minute history lessons, and then we will all create a hands on experience at the Bloom Mansion. This month,Thursday, March 19, 5:30 to 7:30 pm learn about wool spinning. For more information call 719-846-2361.

 

Read to a dog or cat!

TRINIDAD — Carnegie Library, in partnership with Noah’s Ark Animal Shelter, will hold a special program “Read to a dog or cat” Friday, March 20, 1 to 2 p.m. at the library. Paula Manini, a volunteer from Noah’s Ark, will bring gentle animals to the library. You’ll get some private space to be with a dog or cat and read them a story. You know, a nice thing about reading to dogs is that they don’t correct you, they just listen! Open to all ages. Kids under 10 must be accompanied by an adult.

 

First Responders Basketball Classic Charity Event

TRINIDAD — Trinidad’s innaugural First Responders Basketball Classic” Charity Event will on March 25 at 7 p.m. at Trinidad High School Donnelly Gym, 135 N. Animas Street. Adults $5, Children $3. Concessions will be sold. All proceeds will benefit THS students.

 

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,March 23, 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 (Monday April 27th)

 

Homeless Forum

TRINIDAD — Trinidad State will host a presentation by the Colorado Coalition for the Homeless Tuesday, March 24, 3 to 5 p.m. or 5:30 to 7:30 p.m in the Pioneer Room. Come learn what other communities have done to address homelessness. There are two sessions, both sessions will cover the same information and there will be an opportunity for questions at each session.

 

Diversity in the Coal Mines ~ Adult Reading Program

TRINIDAD — The next event in the adult reading program will be held Thursday, March 26, 5:30 p.m. at the Carnegie Library. The program, “Diversity in the Coal Mines” is a look at the many ethnicities represented in this area’s coal industry. Miners came here from all over the world to work and live together as neighbors, and the families that stayed share that unique brand of diversity.

 

COLFAX

Growing Great Kids~Moments Matter workshop

RATON — University of New Mexico Family Development Program will conduct a learn and play “Moments Matter” workshop for new parents 0-5 Thursday, March 12, 5 yo 6:30 p.m. at Longfellow Elementary, 700 E 4th Street. Come learn how to have fun with your child through everyday objects found at home. Refreshments and snacks will be served. This is a perfect time for your kiddo to see the school too. For more information call 505-445-9111.

 

Los Lobos at the Shuler

RATON — The Mexican-American band Los Lobos will per- form Thursday, March 12, 8 to 10:30 p.m. at the Shuler Theater, 131 N. 2nd Street. Los Lobos has sold millions of records, won prestigious awards and made fans around the world. But per- haps its most lasting impact will be how well its music em- bodies the idea of America as a cultural melting pot. In it, styles like son jarocho, norteño, Tejano, folk, country, doo-wop, soul, R&B, rock ’n’ roll and punk all come together to create a new sound that’s greater than the sum of its parts.

Get tickets: https://myboxoffice.us/program/los-lobos-1497

 

Census 2020 is important to N.M.

COLFAX COUNTY — The census is easy. The questions are simple. Your responses are secure! Why does the 2020 Census matter to New Mexico? New Mexico receives $8,692 per res- ident in federal funding. Did you know, just a 1 percent undercount in New Mexico means a loss of $780M over the next ten years?

The more you know…Census Bureau staff are sworn for life to protect confidentiality and are subject to $250,000 fine and/or up to five years in federal prison for wrongful disclosure of information.

How do I participate? You can take the census online starting Thursday, March 12, by phone, or by mail. For more information, visit 2020census.gov from your personal phone, computer or public library.

Spread the word: Answer the Census—it only takes 10 minutes to help New Mexico.

 

Accidental Writer’s Group

RATON — Accidental Writer’s Group meets every other Friday at 10 a.m. at the Arthur Johnson Memorial Library, 244 Park Avenue. The next meeting is Friday, March 13. All writers welcome.

 

Opening reception ~ “The Art of Women”

RATON — “The Art of Women” opening reception will be held Friday, March 13, 5 to 7 p.m. at the Raton Museum, 108 South Second Street. This is a public reception, all are welcome!

 

Women’s luncheon at Mesa Church

RATON —Enjoy a splendid Saturday with us at our next Women’s Luncheon Saturday, March 14, 12:30 p.m. at Mesa Church, 140 North 1st Street. Sarah McGowen from the Light- house Church will be our fabulous and anointed guest speaker. We invite you and all your wonderfully-made girlfriends and sisters-in-Christ to a free lunch and word from the Lord. Call Judy to RSVP at (575) 445-9029 or DM us the number of people that are coming with you.

 

Regular Bean Day meeting

WAGON MOUND — The next regular meeting of the Wagon Mound Bean Day Celebration committee will be held Saturday, March 14, 5 p.m. at the firehouse in Wagon Mound.

 

Night sky observing at the Mandala Center

DES MOINES — Join deep-sky observer Kelly Ricks for an evening exploring the bright stars of winter Saturday, March 14, 7 to 9 pm at The Mandala Center, 96 Mandala Road. This program is free and open to all. From the slopes of Sierra Grande, we’ll watch an unforgettable sunset over Capulin Volcano, then enjoy hot drinks in the visitor center and a short multi-media program that will introduce you to many of the deep-sky wonders in the late winter sky. As a grand finale, you’ll get personal views through our large telescopes, and see the universe up close! It’ll be chilly, so PLEASE BUNDLE UP! If it’s cloudy, we’ll have hot drinks and an “indoor stargazing” program. For more information call 575-278-3002.

 

Annual Posole Frito Pie fundraiser

RATON — Independent Riders Annual Posole Frito Pie Run for the Wall Fundraiser will be held Sunday, March 15, 11:30 am until the food runs out at Raton High School cafeteria, 1535 Tiger Circle. Tickets are $8 adults; $6 seniors and kids 12 and under. Meal is posole Frito pie punch/coffee dessert. Proceeds will benefit run for the wall!

 

Annual potluck at Holy Trinity

RATON — The annual meeting of the congregation potluck luncheon will be held Sunday, March 15, 11 a.m. at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church ·

 

Hunger pantry food distribution

RATON — The next food distribution will be Wednesday, March 18, 11:30 a.m. – 1p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 300 S 3rd Street. The food distribution is every other Wednesday.

 

Raton Little League coaches meeting

RATON — Anyone who is interested in coaching or helping the little league this year is encouraged to attend the coaches meeting, Friday, March 20, 6 p.m. at Raton Convention Center, 901 S 3rd. We have opening ceremonies set for April 25, 2020.

 

Benefit carwash

RATON — We are having this wonderful event, Saturday, March 21 at Raton Visitor Center, 100 Clayton Road to let people know who we are & what we do. On this day we are doing a $10 car wash. All Proceeds will go to an organization VALLE DEL SOL. Valle del Sol is a nonprofit organization with a history of caring for the community by helping men, women, children, families and the elderly each year through healthcare, human service, and leadership development programs.

 

Cimarron Civic Club pancake breakfast fundraiser

CIMARRON — The annual pancake breakfast and silent auction hosted by Cimarron Civic Club will be held Saturday, March 21, 7:30 to 10:30 a.m. at Cimarron United Methodist Church, 31082 US Highway 6. Come on out for this great community event that raises money for scholarships and donations in Cimarron.

 

Capulin Spring Equinox dark sky event

CAPULIN — Come join Capulin Astronomy Rangers for our summer series of astronomy nights beginning Saturday, March 21, 7 p.m.. View planets, our moon, galaxies and more through giant telescopes under some of the darkest skies in the lower 48. Times vary by month, but 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. For more information visit www.nps.gov/covo/index.htm or call us at 575-278-2201.

 

New Mexico Federation of Democratic Women meeting

RATON — The New Mexico Federation of Democratic Women is organizing in Colfax County! The objectives of the organization, in summary, are to unite women of the Democratic Party; to inform and educate the membership on issues and activities vital to the Democratic Party; to promote opportunities for members and encourage strong County organizations, and to encourage members to become involved in the political process at all levels of government. If you are interested in helping form the Federation in Colfax County, please call Beverly at (505) 980-0886, Lupita at 575-707-2680, or Kathy at 575-447-1456.

We will be hosting our first meeting Tuesday, March 24, 5:30 p.m. at K-Bob’s, 1228 S. 2nd. Call Lupita to let her know you are attending. We look forward to meeting you.

 

Nominations sought for NM Governor’s Awards for Excellence in the Arts

SANTA FE — The New Mexico Arts Commission and New Mexico Arts, a division of the Department of Cultural Affairs, are seeking nominations for the 2020 Governor’s Awards for Excellence in the Arts.

The annual Governor’s Arts Awards are New Mexico’s highest and most prestigious artistic honors and are intended to celebrate extraordinary achievement in the arts. Nominations may be submitted by individual state residents or representatives of businesses or organizations in New Mexico. Self-nominations are discouraged.

Nominations for the awards may include living New Mexican artists working in any discipline who have demonstrated outstanding achievement; individuals who have consistently made significant or distinguished contributions to the arts in New Mexico; and businesses, nonprofits or foundations with sustained involvement in and support for the arts.

Nominations must be received by Friday, April 3. They may be mailed or hand- delivered to New Mexico Arts, Suite 270, 407 Galisteo St., Santa Fe, NM 87501. Nomination forms are available online at http://nmarts.org/gov- ernors-arts-awards/ or con- tact New Mexico Arts at 505-827-6490, 800-879-4278 (statewide), or email michelle.laflammec@state.nm.us. Awards are scheduled for Sept. 2020 in Santa Fe.

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