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Upcoming Events for week of May 23, 2019

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Fly your flags on Memorial Day

hueRfANo/lAs ANIMAs/ColfAX — The Walsenburg Woman’s Club urges everyone to show our colors! Memorial Day is upon us. Let’s show all the summer visitors coming through our “World” starting Memorial Day weekend our colors; the “GREAT red, white and blue.” Please fly the great flag of the USA – from large flags to small flags. Put them out on lawns or homes. It is always nice to see that flag on any given day to remember the women and men who have served and who have been there for our country. Fly the flag in their honor. Lets give our visitors something to go home and talk about what they saw in our world. Fly it proudly throughout the summer!

 

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 An- nual 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 tables/booths in Walsenburg, La Veta, Cuchara, Aguilar, Trinidad, Stonewall, and Weston. Please contact Beckie 303-419-0694, email to assisted_living@laveta-village.org or go to the www.highwayoflegendsyardsale.com for additional information. This is gonna be fun!

 

HUERFANO

Huerfano County Farmers Markets

GARDNeR/lA VeTA/WAlseNBuRG — The 2019 farmers market season is here!

The La Veta market is every Thursday through October 17, 3-6 pm in the grassy area in front of the fort museum on Main Street.

The Gardner market is held every Saturday through October 12, 10 am to 12:30 pm under the pavilion next to the Methodist church on Rt 69.

The Walsenburg Farmers and Makers Market begins Sun- day, June 2, in Heritage Park across from the courthouse and runs Sundays, 10 am to 1 pm until sometime in September.

 

Star Drug under new local ownership

hueRfANo CouNTY — Come try the New Star Drug, now under new local pharmacist ownership. Come see the difference and how a local pharmacy should be. Fast and friendly service. Free mailing of prescriptions. Local delivery services now available. Very easy to transfer your prescriptions to us, just give us a call. Come in the entire month of June to celebrate the re-grand opening under new ownership and register to win some excellent prizes. 520 Main St., Walsenburg, CO, 719-738-1130.

 

Jess Wayne on the Patio at La Plaza

WAlseNBuRG — Jess Wayne will be the featured performer Friday, May 24, 7 pm at La Plaza Inn. Wayne is a Los Angeles area musician, singer-songwriter, poet and writer. His music is a fusion of “Modern Folk, Blues, easy Jazz and a dash of Americana” with “wisdom and honesty.” Imagine a mellow

Neil Young playing with a peaceful Van Morrison backed by Sting’s jazz band. Ultimately, a soul to soul, heart to heart conversation – spiritual, thoughtful, philosophical, life embracing. The journey has been a very long ride. Now Jess is writing his own music with his own distinct voice – a singer/songwriter with huge variety because each song teaches him what it is about and what it wants. Music to feed and heal souls.

 

Memorial Day at Lathrop

WAlseNBuRG — Friday, May 24, 7 pm at the Piñon Camp- ground Amphitheater the park naturalist will present a walk & talk program about the life zones and plant communities in and around Lathrop State Park. The program includes a 2 mile (round trip) walk to the top of Walsen Ridge. Kids who attend will earn a junior Ranger badge.

Saturday, May 25, 9 am at the Piñon Campground Amphi- theater the park naturalist will present a family-fun activity called Rare Sightings. The activity involves solving picture and word puzzles to find the names of rarely-sighted creatures at Lathrop State Park.

Saturday evening, 8 pm at the Piñon Campground Amphitheater Ryan Bartlett, founder of Colorado Native Bee, will present (for the first time at Lathrop), a program on bees. Bartlett will talk about the almost 1,000 species of Colorado native bees, and how to encourage bees to inhabit your garden.

Ryan Bartlett will do a follow-up activity on Sunday morning, May 26, 9 am at the Amphitheater called a Bee Walk. This will be a ‘catch & release’ native bee identification walk.

Sunday evening, May 27, 7 pm at the Piñon Campground Amphitheater Wildlife Officer Bob Holder returns to Lathrop to present his popular program on bears (and other Colorado wildlife). Ever the crowd-pleaser, Holder’s presentation is highly educational and entertaining in equal measure.

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.

 

LVFPD open house

lA VeTA — Reminder: the La Veta Fire Protection District invites everyone to the Community Appreciation & Open House Saturday, May 25, 2 to 4 pm at the LVFPD Station, 100 Birch Street. Throughout the day enjoy tours, demonstrations, and lunchpluys information on how to become a volunteer.

 

Opening reception at La Veta Gallery

lA VeTA — Come to a “meet the artists” reception Saturday, May 25, from 5 to 7 pm, refreshments by Alys! The show runs through June 25.

See the full story on page 22. For more information visit: www.lavetagalleryonmain.com

 

Apishapa Valley Artists and micro-MACRO Opening Reception at SPACe

lA VeTA — The Spanish Peaks Arts Council (SPACe) in La Veta invites everyone to the opening reception for two new shows this Saturday, May 25, 5 to 7 pm. The Apishapa Valley Artists, Linn G. Baker, Dona Bollard, Barry Butler, Henrietta Butler, Louise Clapp, Hans Droog, Gordon Lucero, and Corrine Vigil are showing an amazing collection of their work. The micro-Macro show is made up of original artwork that includes “micro” pieces that are created from details of the larger “Macro” pieces. The artists in the show are Henrietta Butler, Ann Gethen, Sheigla Hartman, Kathy Hill, Rebecca Myers, Regis Scott, Kenny Schneider and Gary Weston. Refreshments are provided.

 

Kurt Corsair in the Library Cafe at La Plaza Inn

WAlseNBuRG — Kurt Corsair, a career cowboy/rancher will be performing Saturday, May 25, 6 pm at La Plaza Inn. He is a singer-songwriter and writes of his lived experiences on large ranches all over the western U.S.. He also writes with a classic country sound as well as real Americana folk.

 

Pint & A Half at La Veta Mercantile

lA VeTA — La Veta Mercantile is proud to welcome to the stage Pint & A Half Saturday, May 25, 7 pm. Rooted in Salida, CO and Truth or Consequences, NM, and led by songwriter Duke Sheppard and Tami Sheppard, Pint & a Half’s music rings out with memorable melodies, expansive vocal harmonies and lingering rhythms that celebrate the colorful tradition of folk, blues and country music and expand the group’s larger-than-life sound. Pint & A Half’s sizzling chemistry and talent for personal storytelling simmer during their energetic performances. Tickets are $12 in advance or $15 day of show.

 

Cuchara Chapel service

CuChARA — Services are held at 10 am every Sunday at the Cuchara Chapel, located just south of Cuchara Village on Hwy 12. Rev. Eileen Ramsey presides. All welcome, come as you are. ADA accessible.

 

CappTon Reid at the Dog Bar & Grill

CuChARA — Let’s dance in the cool night air Sunday, May 26, 8:30 pm to kick off an awesome summer at the Dog Bar!

 

Memorial Day weekend at FFM

lA VeTA — Francisco Fort Museum is offering special holiday hours for Memorial Day weekend. The museum will be open on both Sunday and Monday, May 26 and 27 of Memorial Day weekend from 10 am to 2 pm. Summer hours begin on May 28, and are 10 am to 4 pm Tuesday through Saturday or by appointment.

Built in 1862, Francisco Fort is the only original adobe settlement fort still standing in all of Colorado! The museum campus also includes, an 1876 log schoolhouse, La Veta’s first town hall, a saloon, two blacksmith shops, along with exhibits on medicine, mining/local industry, a Native American room, antique farm/ranch equipment, and more. The museum is located at 306 S. Main Street. For more information visit the website at www.franciscofort.org or call 719-742-5501.

 

Memorial Day in La Veta

lA VeTA — Members of the American Legion Post 16, Walsenburg, Auxiliary 16, and the Huerfano Hometown Heroes will participate in the annual Memorial Day Observance at the La Veta Cemetery on Monday May 27,10 am.

Following the services, a luncheon of delicious pulled pork sandwiches and other goodies, will be served at the La Veta Community Center. Later, there will be a Flag retirement ceremony for Flags that are tattered to be disposed of in a dignified manner. Feel free to bring you old flags.

The public is encouraged to attend since this is a good way to honor the members of the military that gave the ultimate sacrifice.

 

Salute to the troops at SPVCLC

WAlseNBuRG — The community is invited to a wonderful family friendly free event on Monday, May 27, 10:30 am to 1 pm at Spanish Peaks Veterans Community Center. Entertain- ment will be provided by Jack Steven Dempsey from the David Allen Coe band, El Fandango dance school, and Eric Shaefer.

There will also be a flower and veggie give away sponsored by C & S Garden Supply (while supplies last) at 10:30.

 

Summer softball meeting

WAlseNBuRG — The captains’ meeting for the 2019 men’s and women’s softball season in Walsenburg will be Tuesday, May 28, 6 pm at the ball field next to the community center. If you are unable to make it to the meeting or have any questions, contact Jerad Lessar at 719-989-8525.

 

Chamber of Commerce Spring Mixer

lA VeTA — Thursday May 30, 5:30-8 pm our Spring Mixer will be held at the Francisco Fort Museum’s Old Time Saloon. This is a free event and light refreshments served. The Museum is located at 306 S Main in La Veta. Bob Kennemer, Museum Director, is our guest speaker and will discuss the history of the museum. Business owners can get a coupon for a free tour of the museum, good May-June. For more information or to RSVP, please call LaRissa Morris at 808-936-0663.

 

Open Mic Night at La Veta Mercantile

lA VeTA — Comedy, poetry, singing, acting, or your chance at getting on your soapbox for a few minutes is what open mic night is all about. The next open mic will be Thursday, May 30, 7 to 9 pm. Reserve your space soon, because this is a favorite event. Open mic is a free event hosted by world famous blues musician Ken Saydak. Contact the Mercantile to reserve your space: 719-742-3387

 

Open house at GOAL Academy

WAlseNBuRG — Are you an 8th grader or current high schooler looking for a different way to learn? Join us and learn about GOAL and all we have to offer Friday, May 31, 1 to 3 pm at our location 513 Main Street. Refreshments will be provided

For more information call 1-877-PRO- GOAL, or visit www.goalac.org.

 

Ecstatic Dance at the Merc

lA VeTA — Make your move, not your mind Friday, May 31, 7 to 10 pm at La Veta Mercantile. 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. 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 dance as the music moves you individually. Wear comfortable clothing, leave your inner critic at the door, and enjoy yourself! All ages welcome! Suggested donation of $5 helps the La Veta Mercantile pay for our own brand new dance floor! For more information: 719-742- 3387.

 

Jaquie Gipson at Deerprint Wine & Bistro

lA VeTA — Local Trinidad talent, Gipson will perform Saturday, June 1, 6 pm at Deer- print. Gibson incorporates melodic two hand tapping and percussion techniques into traditional fingerstyle playing- a style often referred to as “Touche Guitar” and it is truly a sight to behold! Check her out here: http://www.jaquiegipson.com/video_page.htm Ticket info coming soon!

 

Don Barnhart’s Hypnomania Comedy at Fox Theatre

WAlseNBuRG — Saturday, June 1, 7 to 9 pm award-winning comedian, Second City Conservatory Alumni, and certified hypnotist Don Barnhart will perform at the Fox Theatre. The show is for 18+, minors must be accompanied by an adult. Barnhart has combined his comedy and improvisational skills to create a unique, interactive and one of the funniest comedy-hypnosis shows in the world. Tickets available on line:

 

Cody Sisters at the La Veta Mercantile

lA VeTA — The Cody Sisters will return to the Mercantile Saturday, June 1, 7 to 9 pm. Their music falls from the clouds like soft warm rain and in an instant thunders down like a Colorado storm. Audiences are left emotional, inspired, and exhilarated all at the same time. The soft sister harmonies remind the crowd of a simpler, slower time. As the show builds, the award-winning sound of their guitars, mandolins, banjos, and bass will fill the hall such that the audience is swimming in a roaring river of perfect sound. Tickets are $12 in advance or $15 day of show.

 

The Francisco Center for the Performing Arts party

lA VeTA — The Francisco Center for the Per- forming Arts is having their annual member- ship party on Sunday, June 2, 3 pm at the La Veta Mercantile. It is an English themed party. Come check us out and join the FCPA.

 

Art workshops for adults

lA VeTA — Try the new this summer! The Spanish Peaks Arts Council (SPACe) is offer- ing a series of half-day and full-day art work- shops for adults in June, July, and August. The program is designed to give participants the opportunity to try a variety of fine arts and crafts including watercolor and oil painting, monoprints, braiding, calligraphy, and punch- needle embroidery. Registrations must be confirmed at least one week prior to the work- shop. For complete details visit the SPACe website: www.spanishpeaksarts.org or pick up a brochure at SPACe. Call 719 742-3074 for more information.

 

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 var- ious capacities from 1978-2009 in Colorado Springs. She moved to Walsenburg in the summer of 2015. Among many other creative endeavors, she continues to write, garden, and work on improving her humble abode. She has been a licensed massage therapist and Reiki Practitioner since 1994.

It takes time to loosen tight muscle groups, but it is possible with patience and by developing a short daily routine. In this class you will learn how to stretch your body with- out force; stretch by how you feel through gradual simple stretches that target muscles most frequently used during the normal day- to-day activities. Offset accumulated mental and physical tension and regain range of motion, elasticity, flexibility, and strength. Oh, to feel young again!

Wear comfortable clothing; water bottle for hydration; thin towel or exercise band; and a yoga mat or cushioned pad. We will be on the floor some of the time and then helping each other up! Oh, and remember to bring an adventurous attitude. We CAN do this as we cheer each other on!

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

 

Class of 1964 reunion

WAlseNBuRG — The classes of both St. Mary and Walsenburg High Schools will be holding a reunion celebrating their 55th year since graduation in 1964.

This reunion will be at the Walsenburg Golf Course Saturday, July 13, 5:30 pm for the mixer and 6:30 for dinner. Reservations are a MUST. Please contact Paulette Laster Stuart at 719-544-2435 in Pueblo or by email at jhmpstuart@comcast.net.

 

LAS ANIMAS

Chris Fonseca at TSJC

TRINIDAD — Comedian Chris Fonseca, a 1984 Trinidad State Junior College graduate, will perform at The Masari Theater on the TSJC campus Friday, May 24, 7 pm. The performance will be a celebration of Fonseca’s first stand-up routine, 35 years to the day, on that very stage

Since that performance, he has appeared on television worldwide, entertained Presidents and shared the stage with countless icons, including Stevie Wonder, Dave Chappelle and Rodney Dangerfield. In 2017, he was voted into The Arts and Entertainment Association Hall of Fame. The evening will feature video clips, a live performance by the comedian and a question and answer session.

Admission is $10, $4 of which will go to The Youth Club of Trinidad. Tickets are avail- able at TYC Pizza, online at www.brown-papertickets.com or by texting 719-377-2147. The show is for ages 18 and up.

 

Trinidad Catholic Cemetery decorations policy

TRINIDAD — Memorial Day flowers and memorials may be placed on grave sites on or after Wednesday,May 22, and must be removed no later than June 6, per the Cemetery Policy and Procedures.

 

Trinidad Community Farmers Market Opening

TRINIDAD — Let’s celebrate and kick off our 2019 Season Saturday, May 25, 8 am to 12 pm. Spring produce, great food, crafts, art and community will be available every Saturday morning 8 am – noon May 25 through mid October. Opening Day will Feature Steele Street Acoustic Band 9 am-noon .

 

RaBa Cinco “Orphans vs. Lost Souls” 5K/3.5mi

AGuIlAR — The 2019 RaBa Cinco series of runs take place in the Raton Basin counties of Colfax (Raton) in New Mexico, Las Animas (Trinidad) and Huerfano. The next run, scheduled for Saturday, May 25 pits the Huerfano County “Orphans” against the Las Animas County “Lost Souls” in a 5k/3.5 mi race in Aguilar.

Sign up by e-mailing benwiley357@rock- etmail.com or sprunnersclub@gmail.com. For more information call 303-746-3092.

 

.22 Rimfire Challenge

TRINIDAD — The Trinidad Rimfires club is hosting a .22 Rimfire Challenge Saturday, May 25 at the Prator Range, 42013 County Road 24.6. Registration is at 1:30 pm.

Cliff Wiening and the Trinidad Rimfires will be on the range on Saturday afternoon. If you haven’t been around one of these shoots you really need to check it out. For more info call Cliff at 859-3689.

 

The THM Band at Trinidad Lake State Park

TRINIDAD — Start the summer with blue- grass jams, s’mores, and a fire Saturday, May 25, 6 to 8 pm at Trinidad Lake State Park when the Trinidad History Museum band performs. This is a free event but all cars must have a current parks pass. For more info, 846-6951.

 

Breakfast at Spanish Peaks Inn

GulNARe — Spanish Peaks Inn located in beautiful Gulnare, Colorado offers weekly food specials. This week come out Sunday May26, 8 am to noon for an all you can eat breakfast buffet for only $10. Spanish Peaks Inn also has lodging and RV spaces. For more information call 719-941-4288.

 

Sign up for summer program at the Carnegie

TRINIDAD — The Carnegie Library staff is pleased to announce this year’s Summer Pro- gram for kids. All children, aged 0 to 18 are welcome. We have a great lineup of events during the months of June and July.

You can sign your kids up for the Summer Program starting Tuesday, May 28. Register online at our website: www.carnegie-publiclibrary.org. You can also register by coming to the Library.

The Summer Program is always loads of fun for the whole family. If you have kids, we hope to see you there. If you know of any families that may be interested, please pass the word on.

 

Trail Building Seminar

TRINIDAD — The City of Trinidad has contracted with one of the best trail building companies in the nation (Tony Boone Trails) to teach us how to correctly build hiking/biking trails. Their instructors will be here all day on Saturday and Sunday, June 1 and 2 for this training. If you are interested in this very rare opportunity taking place right on our own turf, then go to City Hall at 135 N. Animas St. and sign up with the City Manager’s assistant on the 3rd floor. For more information: trinidadoutdoorclub@googlegroups.com

 

TPD Torch Run for Special Olympics

TRINIDAD — Join Trinidad Police Department and local law enforcement to help raise money for Special Olympics Saturday, June 1, 8 am. The start of run is at Exit 11. Runners and police escort will carry the torch from exit 11 to Main Street. Once on Main Street, the race for individuals will begin. Individuals will carry the torch a city block at a time, to another individual stationed from Main Street to Kit Carson bypass, to exit 15 and ending at exit 18.

For event information, please contact Dan Duran at dan.duran@trinidad.co.gov

 

Apishipa Valley Heritage Center new location and summer hours announced

AGuIlAR — The AVHC in Aguilar is planning to open for the summer months at a new location and will celebrate by honoring “Aguilar- The Early Years” on Saturday, June 1, 10 am to 2 pm at 132 E. Main Street. Join us to learn about the early days of living and working as we celebrate the 125 year anniversary of the Town of Aguilar. There will be food and craft vendors and fun with “living history” as members take on historic characters. Come see the restored blacksmith shop and the collection this organization has saved for future generations. The hours for AVHC are Thursday, Friday, and Saturday 10 am to 2 pm, or by appointment. For more info call 719-680-1393 or 719-406-520.

 

SCDDS Summer Kick-Off Party

TRINIDAD — The Summer Kick-Off Party for special needs kids, teens, and families will be held Saturday, June 1, 1 to 3 pm at Alta Vista Alternatives, 415 S Indiana Avenue. The party will include a BBQ lunch and outdoor fun. The party is open to any special needs child or teen and the family and friends that love them. For more information call 719-846- 4400.

 

ABC Disability Support Group crawfish boil fundraiser

TRINIDAD — We are looking to launch a new non-profit organization in town for our disabled community. The aim of A.B.C. Disability Support Group is to provide information and support for the families and persons with developmental and intellectual disabilities. We are holding the first fundraiser, a Crawfish boil, Saturday, June 1, 1 to 3 pm at Big R, 2208 Freedom Road.

The cost is $8 a pound cooked, preorders welcome until May 30. Sales will take place until sold out.

We also hope to better enrich the lives of our disabled in the future by doing social emotional gathering. Being parents of a dis- abled child we know first hand the need for such a group. For more information call 719- 220-4558.

 

Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation banquet

TRINIDAD — The RMEF, Trinidad Chapter 25th Annual Banquet will be held Saturday, June 1, 4:30 to 8 pm at Sebastiani Gym, 206 N Animas Street. Tickets can be purchased in advance at rmef.org or by contacting Allen Kirby at 719-748-9068. Doors open at 4:30 PM.

 

Building code workshop for contractors

TRINIDAD — Attention contractors: The 2018 building codes can throw a wrench into your plans and cost you money if you aren’t ready. Colorado Code Consulting will be on hand at Trinidad State (Trinidad Campus) to present two free workshops on Tuesday, June 11; an RSVP is required by June 5.

The course will be covering the Inter- national Building Code, the International Residential Code and the Energy Code. An IBC Overview will be held in the morning followed by IRC Building and Energy Overview in the afternoon. Both courses are free to participants and will include coffee and refreshments in the morning and a free lunch for those who choose to take both the morning and afternoon sessions. Additional information is available by contacting Donna Had- dow (719-846-5724)

 

Take-in for 18th annual TALAS art show

TRINIDAD — The Trinidad Area Art Show will be held in June for its 18th year! TALAS is a juried show with cash prizes and ribbons awarded for two dimensional and three dimensional original artwork. Take-in will be Wednesday, June 5, 10 am to 5 pm at the Corazon Gallery, 149 E. Main. Entries are $15 each, with a maximum of 3 entries. The artist’s reception will be on Friday, June 7, 5 to 7:30 pm. Call the Corazon Gallery for more information (719)846-0207.

 

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, and ex- tend childhood for older kids in Trinidad and surrounding areas.

Volunteers should be 18 or over, wear comfortable clothes (which you don’t mind getting dirty), closed toed shoes, and leave valuables at home. Workers will assemble ad- venture course pieces, mix concrete, move mulch, etc.. Gloves, goggles, breakfast and lunch will be provided. Youth activities will be scheduled for kiddoes.

Want to volunteer? RSVP at: lasanimas.eventbrite.com. For more information contact Kristee Coberly at kristee.coberly@lasanimascounty.org or 719- 845-2564 or Kim Peters at kim.peters@colostate.edu or 719-846-6881.

Along with the hundreds of community volunteers: Felix M. Lopez – District 1 Las Animas County Commissioner: Luis Lopez II – District 2 Las Animas County Commissioner: Tony C. Hass – District 3 Las Animas County Commissioner will be in attendance.

 

COLFAX

Raton outdoor market

RAToN — The opening day for Raton’s Out- door Market is Saturday, May 25, 9 am to 2 pm at Raton Visitors Center, 100 Clayton Road.

The Raton Outdoor Market at the Raton Visitor Center runs every Saturday through Sept 28. Vendors can pick up applications at the Raton Visitor Center or call 575-445-3689 and request forms via email. Cost is $5 per Saturday or just $35 for the season!

 

Summer of Color kickoff

RAToN — It’s time to get another beautiful summer in gear! Come out to Ripley Park Saturday, May 25, 5 to 8 pm for the summer kick-off party.

 

Sugarite Canyon Fishing Derby

RAToN — The Sugarite Fishing Derby is a nine-day fishing extravaganza at Sugarite Canyon State Park, Saturday, May 25, 6 am through Tuesday, May 28, 12 pm. There are daily door prizes, as well as a Kids’ Derby that will take place on Saturday, June 1. Regular entrance fee, for info call 575-445-5607.

 

30th Year ordination celebration

sPRINGeR — Everyone is cordially invited to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the ordination of Fr. Daniel M Balizan and the graduation of Jacob Sanchez-Balizan from Franciscan University of Steubenville, OH on Sunday, May 26. Mass will be at St Joseph’s Catholic Church at 2 pm in Springer. A reception to follow at the Broken Arrow Motel.

 

Colfax County Health Council and sub-committee meetings

RAToN — The Colfax County Health Council Subcommittee will meet Tuesday, May 28, 3:30 pm at the Ice House (purchase your own meal). The Health Council will meet Thursday, May 30 11am at CYFD. Anyone is welcome to attend meetings! If you have any question please feel free to call Ashley Vigil at 575-707-0371.

 

Valle Del Sol spaghetti dinner

RAToN — Wednesday, May 29, 5 pm Valle Del Sol is hosting a spaghetti dinner at Denny’s, 430 Clayton Rd, as a fundraiser for their physio-social rehabilitation program. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for kids. All proceeds will benefit Valle del Sol PSR group. For more information or to purchase tickets, please contact Betty Segura or Josh Duran at 575-383-2065.

 

Auditions for children’s production of “Robin Hood”

RAToN — The SF Trail for Performing Arts will be holding auditions for Youth Theater on Tuesday and Wednesday, May 28 and 29, 1 to 3 pm at the Isabel Castillo Building. The play is “Robin Hood”. Youth ages 8 to 18 are encouraged to audition. The performances are scheduled July 18 to 20.

 

Call to artists-“Beauty of the SW” show

RAToN — Old Pass Gallery will accept up to 5 pieces of art- work on Thursday, May 30 and Friday, May 31, 10 am to 4 pm. All entries must be original works (painting, sculpture, mixed media, photography and textile.) There is a $10 entry fee per piece or $5 entry fee for current RAHC Members.

The show will open to the public on June 4 and run through August. Let’s give our tourists something to take home to remember us by! For additional information or questions, director@ratonarts.org or call (575) 445-2052

 

ALOHA Spring Luau

RAToN — St. Patrick’s – St. Joseph’s 1st Annual Saints in Action Dance will be held Friday, May 31, 7 to 9 pm at the Parish Hall. Tickets are available at the Parish Hall, K-Bobs, and Sub- way Raton. We will have door prizes, snacks, face painting and live DJ. The tickets are $5 and limited availability.

 

Free Fishing Day in New Mexico

RAToN — It’s never too early to begin planning fishing trip! Anglers can fish for free in New Mexico on Saturday, June 1, as the state celebrates National Boating and Fishing Week.

Anyone can fish for free in public fishing waters through- out the state Saturday, June 1, but everyone must observe bag limits and all other rules and regulations. For more information, please visit www.wildlife.state.nm.us.

 

Ribbon cutting for Climax Canyon Trail

RAToN — There will be a ribbon cutting for the Climax Canyon Nature Trail to celebrate its designation as a National Recreation Trail on Saturday, June 1, 8 am before the start of the Climax Canyon 5k / Run/Walk at 10am. www.ratonrecreation.com

 

Grin & Bear It mountain bike ride

RAToN — This ride is a little different for the Raton Cycling Club! It’s a mountain bike adventure ride that is meant to celebrate National Trails day, Saturday, June 1.

The ride begins at Sugarite visitors center at 10 am. The ride is 12 to 15 trial miles. Burgers, hot dogs and drinks after the ride at the Visitors center (Refreshments Courtesy of the Friends of Sugarite and Raton Cycling Club).

Contact Robert (Mac)McIvor at 575-445-5607 leave message or email me rmcivor@state.nm.us.

 

BHATTY 4 Foundation golf tournament

RAToN — Come out and test your skills, in this thrilling, competitive event Saturday and Sunday, June 1 and 2 at Raton Country Club! Players play the same as a scramble, except the players need to hole the put: if one player holes the put and the other does not, then both putt from the non-holed spot again until both puts are holed. There will be player payout prizes and a Saturday night cocktail party!! To enter or just for more information call: 575-445-8113

 

Climax Canyon 5k Trail Run

RAToN — “They Don’t Call It Climax Canyon For Nothin” Come out Saturday, June 1, 10 am for fun and exercise, celebrate National Trail Day and the designation of the Climax Canyon Trail as a National Recreation Trail. There is a $25 registration fee (funds go to support 2019 MOM)

Register at the Dept. of Parks and Recreation office (in the Raton Regional Aquatic Center) or on-line registration at www.ratonrecreation.com. Make checks payable to friends of sugarite. Call 575-445-2413 or visit www.exploreraton.com

 

Fundraising dinner at the Coal Camp Commercial Kitchen

RAToN — Please join us for an evening of entertainment and great food in support of the Coal Camp Kitchen Saturday, June 1, 5 pm at Raton Convention Center Lower Level. Dinners include appetizers, main course, garden salad, freshly baked roll dessert. grilled tri-tip steak with garlic mashed potatoes ($35), chicken picatta with lemon butter noodles ($30), vegetarian – choice of noodles or mashed potatoes with sauteed broccoli and string beans ($30)

Your support is important to building local food businesses! Proceeds from this dinner will be dedicated 100% to the purchase of equipment and supplies for the kitchen. For tickets call 575-245-9000 or email: coalcamp@centerci.org.

 

Angel Fire Bike Park is now open

ANGel fIRe — Angel Fire Bike Park is the largest Bike Park in the Rocky Mountains and has been voted Best in the South- west by MTBparks.com 5 years in a row! The park is now open for the summer season. Come experience our 2,000+ vertical feet, 60+ miles of purpose built lift-served terrain featuring the best skinnies, jump lines, manicured flow and super chunk trails the United States has to offer. Visit: www.angel- fireresort.com for more information.

 

JUST FOR KIDS

Attention readers: Please send in your events for kids to: events.worldjournal@gmail.com at least a week in advance.

 

HUERFANO

Lathrop State Park events

WAlseNBuRG — Friday, May 24, 7 pm at the Piñon Camp- ground Amphitheater the park naturalist will present a walk & talk program about the life zones and plant communities in and around Lathrop State Park. The program includes a 2 mile (round trip) walk to the top of Walsen Ridge. Kids who attend will earn a junior Ranger badge.

Saturday, May 25, 9 am at the Piñon Campground Amphitheater the park naturalist will present a family-fun activity called Rare Sightings. The activity involves solving picture and word puzzles to find the names of rarely-sighted creatures at Lathrop State Park.

 

Youth summer fitness 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.

 

Washington Underground summer youth programs

WAlseNBuRG — Our summer kids programs begin Monday, June 3.

Group Youth Incentive Workout Program for ages 8 to 18. This class is limited to 10 participants and signing up in advance is necessary to attend! First come, first served. In this program, participants have a chance to win a $100 Amazon gift card. To sign up, call or text Michael @ 301-787-3525 or e-mail – Michael@thewuco.com

summer Youth Group Class schedule – Mon-Fri – 12-1 pm Monday – TRX – 12 – 1 pm
Tuesday – BOSU – 12 – 1 pm
Wednesday – Strength and Conditioning – 12-1 pm

Thursday – TRX – 12-1 pm
Friday – BOSU – 12-1pm
For more information or to sign-up, contact Michael

The 2nd program is the Youth Incentive Weight Training Program for ages 14 to 18. This program will be Monday through Friday, 4 -5:30 pm. This class is limited to 15 participants; sign- ing-up in advance is NOT necessary to attend, although it’s preferred. The weight training routine is different every day ensuring each teen will achieve results. Participants have a chance to win a $50 Amazon gift card. To sign up or for more info, call or text Michael @ 301-787-3525 or e-mail – Michael@thewuco.com.

 

LAS ANIMAS

Trinidad Triggers Baseball Camp

TRINIDAD — The Trinidad Triggers is holding a baseball camp for children ages 8-18 Saturday, May 25, 9 am to 3 pm at Central Park. The cost is $50 per child, second sibling half price, third sibling free!

The Camp schedule:
9-9:30 am stretch/run/throw • 9:30 to 10 am- Base running fundamentals

• 10-11 am – rotating stations (infield, outfield, catching, pitching)

• 11-12 am- batting practice • 12-12:45 pm -lunch and meet and greet new Trigger players!

• 12:45- 3 pm scrimmage games

Register: 719-859-1008 and at www.trinidadtriggers.com

 

Carnegie Library summer reading and 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.

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:
opening Day-Wed, June 5 1 to 3 pm at Cimino Park
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: opening Day-Wed, June 5, 1 to 3 pm at Cimino Park Movie & Popcorn-Mon, June 17, 1 to 3 pm at the Library

 

COLFAX

Dog Star Children’s Program

RAToN — Denise Gard and her performing dogs, Joey and Sienna, will present a free children’s program Wednesday, May 29, 10:30 – 11:30 am at Arthur Johnson Memorial Library, 244 Cook Avenue. For more information call 575-445-9711.

 

Vacation Bible School at First Baptist

RAToN — It’s Vacation Bible School time Monday, June 3 through Friday, June 7 at First Baptist Church, 236 South 3rd Street! VBS is free and open to all children ages 4 years through 6th grade. Gas up the all-terrain vehicle and head out on a wilderness adventure like no other. Get up close and personal with elephants and egrets, polar bears and penguins, cockatoos and crocodiles, and so much more! This summer kids will focus in on some amazing, real-life encounters with Jesus and discover the most amazing truth of all—Jesus Christ is the Messiah, the Son of God, and by believing we can have life in His name. Each day kids will make crafts, play fun games, enjoy tasty snacks, sing cool songs, and learn about missions.

This week of fun, food, and exciting learning opportunities is free of charge and open to everyone. Call 575-445-3571 or visit our website office@fbcraton.org for more information.

 

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 Intermedi- ate School, and Longfellow Elementary are closed sites and will serve for their summer school and early headstart pro- grams. • lunch 12 to 1 pm: Raton High School, Legion Park, Romero Park, Ripley Park, Optimist Park, Longfellow Elemen- tary 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.
MAXWell: • lunch 12 to 1 pm at Maxwell School
CIMARRoN: • lunch 12 to 1 pm at Cimarron City Park.

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

For more information 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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