Upcoming Events for week of May 9, 2019


Francisco Fort Museum opening today for summer

LA VEtA — Francisco Fort Museum opens for the season on Thursday, May 9. Spring is a wonderful time of year to visit Francisco Fort Museum. This year the museum is expanding its bookstore and gift shop, adding dozens of new titles, curios, clothing, and more children’s items. 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 black- smith 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 St. in La Veta. Spring hours are 10 am to 4 pm Tuesday through Saturday or by appointment. For more information visit the web- site at www.franciscofort.org or call 719-742-5501.


Huerfano Soup at La Veta Merc tonight

LA VEtA — The next Huerfano Soup at the La Veta Mercantile, 300 S. Main Street, will be held Thursday, May 9, 5 to 7 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 three 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 evenings donations.


Learn about eviction laws at SPLD

WALSENBURG — There will be a free “Evictions Clinic” Fri- day, May 10, 3:30 pm at the Spanish Peaks Library. The clinic is hosted by the 3rd Judicial District Access to Justice Commit- tee. Attendees will be given information on the evictions pro- cess. Landlords and tenants are welcome to attend. For more information or to reserve a space, please call the 3rd Judicial District Self-Represented Litigant Coordinator, Kate Johnson, at (719) 695-6555.


Smythe & Taylor at La Veta Mercantile

LA VEtA — The La Veta Mercantile welcomes Smythe and Taylor to their stage Friday, May 10, 7 to 10 pm. The pair are known for their symbiotic harmonies, humorous lyrics and ‘3- D’ brand of guitar playing. ]They offer an eclectic variety of acoustic music, including contemporary and familiar tunes as well as their award-winning originals.

Tickets are $10 in advance, or $18 at the door. For more information call 719-742-3387.


New, beginning T’ai Chi classes at La Veta School of the Arts

LA VEtA — Often referred to as “the gentle art of yielding”, the ancient, slow moving Chinese practice of T’ai Chi Chuan is also healing in many ways. New, beginning classes began last week, but it’s not to late to join. Classes will be held every Saturday morning from 9-10 am and Wednesday evening from

7:30-8:30 pm at The La Veta School of the Arts – 105 W Ryus – across from the town park. A donation can be given of $5 per class or $20 for a month of classes. For info, call 719-742-5193, e-mail PeggyZehring@msn.com or LVArtSchool@yahoo.com


Stamp Out Hunger food drive

WALSENBURG— Fill a bag and help feed families in your community by participating in the National Association of Letter Carriers food drive Saturday, May 11. Just place a bag or box of non-perishable food items such as pasta, cereal, oat- meal, canola oil, peanut butter, and canned goods next to your mail box for the postal carrier to pick up. The food will be de- livered to a local food bank, so your donations help out those in need in the community. Thanks for your participation!


Francisco Fort free day this Saturday

LA VEtA — FREE DAY at Francisco Fort Museum is this Saturday, May 11, from 10 am to 4 pm. This is our way of saying, “Thank-you!” to all of our donors, visitors, volunteers, and especially to the citizens of La Veta, who recently voted to continue the two, half cent sales taxes that fund the museum. As a special gift, The Crooked Hook Blacksmith will be on hand from 10 am to 2 pm demonstrating his ancient craft in our working forge. Make sure to visit our expanded bookstore and gift shop featuring dozens of new titles (many by local authors on local history), children’s items, clothing, curios and more. The fort’s spring hours are Thursday through Saturday 10 am to 4 pm through Memorial Day weekend. (Extended summer hours begin May 28, when the museum will be open 10 am to 4 pm Tuesday through Saturday or by appointment.) The museum is located at 306 S. Main St. in La Veta. For more information visit the website at www.franciscofort.org or call 719-742-5501.


Spanish Peaks Outfitters grand opening

LA VEtA — Come join in the fun at Spanish Peaks Outfitters, 213 S. Main Street, Saturday, May 11. Ribbon cutting starts at 1pm. Refreshments will be served.

Spanish Peaks Outfitters is a boutique of Outdoor Goods and Accessories sharing a historic adobe building with Casa de Pajaros. The current focus of quality brands complements activities of camping, fishing, hiking, and cycling, including a small assortment of children’s games and outdoor gear.

Inventoried brands include Redington, Planet Bike, South Bend, Black Diamond, Carson, and Travel Chair, just to name a few. We are also hoping to develop a partnership to bring in kayaks and mountain bikes for rental.

Spanish Peaks Outfitters plans to host classes and informational discussions ranging from bicycle repair to learning about local flora and fauna.


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.


Mother’s Day at Alys’ from 2 to 4 pm

LA VEtA — Make sure to book your Mother’s Day reservations now for Sunday, May 12. Call Alys at 719-742-3742 and enjoy a meal mom deserves. Alys’ Restaurant, 604 S. Oak St, La Veta.


Mother’s Day buffet at La Plaza Inn, from 11 to 3 pm

WALSENBURG — Nothing sends the message of love like taking mom out to eat on Mother’s Day. Book your reservations, now, for Sunday, May 12, from 11 to 3 pm at La Plaza Inn, 118 W. 6th in Walsenburg. Call now – 719-738- 5700.


Mother’s Day prime rib from 3 to 9 pm at Busy Bee Cafe & Malt Shop

WALSENBURG — Take mom to the Busy Bee Cafe & Malt Shop to enjoy a Prime Rib dinner, complete with loaded baked potato and side salad on Sunday, May 12 from 3-9 pm. 902 W. 7th St, Walsenburg. 719-890-1177.


Huerfano Youth Rec Sports League public input meeting

WALSENBURG — Please join us for a public meeting Monday, May 13, 6 to 7 pm at Sangre De Cristo Center For Youth, 513 Main Street. SCCY, along with numerous partners, would like for you to join the conversation on a Youth Rec Sports League. SCCY has provided youth programs for the past 20 years and rec sports for 10 of those years. We would like to update everyone about our intention on not so much starting a new league, but rather build up the one we have and provide these opportunities for our youth to participate in here in Huerfano County. We would love to have some input and community support!


Care ‘n Share food distribution

WALSENBURG — the May Care n Share food distribution will be Tuesday, May 14, 10 to about 11 30 am at Delaney Hall on E 7th. Bring proper ID and bags or box for food. Food is distributed on first come first serve basis. “This institution is an equal opportunity provider.”


Free legal clinic at SP Library

WALSENBURG — A free legal clinic for parties who have no attorney will take place from 4 to 5 pm Tuesday, May 1 at the Spanish Peaks Library, 415 Walsen Avenue. By computer link, volunteer attorneys will answer questions, help fill out forms, and explain the process and procedure for all areas of civil litigation.


Republican meeting at La Plaza

WALSENBURG — The Huerfano County Republican Committee will meet on Tuesday, May 14, 6 pm at La Plaza Inn, 118 W. 6th St. for its monthly meeting. All registered Republicans are invited to attend.

After our meeting, please join us for a no-host dinner at La Plaza Inn. Come early at 5:30 pm for a meet and greet, and we will see you there.


Sangre de Cristo Vocal Arts Ensemble to begin summer season rehearsals

LA VEtA — Calling all lovers of singing – anyone who loves to make a joyful noise – please join us to work on our summer season songfest. On Tuesday, May 14, 6 pm the Sangre de Cristo Vocal Arts Ensemble will begin preparing for our second, annual Spirituals, Gospel and Grace concert – to be presented at the end of the summer. Rehearsals for more such fun will be every Tuesday (starting on May 14) at 6 pm at the La Veta United Methodist Church, 420 South Main Street. All voices welcome. Call Kalima at 742-5333 for more information.


WOW Wednesday

LA VEtA — Walk or Wheel (WOW) to school on Wednesday, May 15, 7 am. We meet students at the Town Hall at 7 am and hand out little charms on a chain as a reward for participating. At 7:15 a.m. we depart the Town Hall and walk or bike to school. Your volunteer service is pretty much over by 7:30. We recruit volunteer escorts to walk and bike with the students.


Cottage Foods Safety Training class

WALSENBURG — Hello Huerfano Market Vendors, please join us for a Cottage Foods Safety Training class in Walsenburg at La Plaza Hotel on Wednesday May 15, 12 to 3 pm. We were able to get a generous discount to just $20/per person! The class size is limited to 16 people, so register early to secure your spot. Register at: https://cottagefoodshuerfano.eventbrite.com/ .


Huerfano RE-1 Music DepartmentSpring Concert Wed. May 15

WALSENBURG — Come one come all Wednesday, May 15, 6:15 pm at John Mall High School for the end of the year con- cert. Come support our student musicians as we round out our 2018-19 School Year!

This concert will feature: the Peakview Beginning Choir, the Peakview Funk Band, the JMHS Chamber Singers and the JMHS Wind Ensemble.

This is a FREE concert! Doors open at 6 pm concert begins at 6:15! This is an event for the whole family to enjoy!


Huerfano County Farmers Markets

GARDNER/LA VEtA/WALSENBURG — The 2019 farmers market season is almost here so here are locations, dates, times & tips on all three markets in Huerfano county.

The La Veta market is in its 8th year,. The Market begins the season Thursday, May 16, 3-6 pm in the grassy area in front of the fort museum on Main Street. The La Veta market will run each Thursday, 3 -6 pm May 16 through October 17. This market does not accept SNAP but there is a low income 2 for 1 produce program. The program will also include value added products such as pickled produce, vegetable pies, etc.. Please ask to make sure the product and vendor are included in the program.

The Gardner market is in its 9th year. The market begins Saturday, May 18, 10 am to 12:30 pm under the pavilion next to the Methodist church on Rt 69. The Gardner market runs every Saturday May 18 through October 12. This market does not accept SNAP but does have the same low income 2 for 1 produce program as the La Veta market. They also have a low income 2 for 1 protein program for meat, cheese & eggs run the same way as the produce program.

The Walsenburg market is in its 2nd year. The Walsenburg Farmers and Makers Market begins Sunday, June 2, 10 am-1 pm, in Heritage Park across from the courthouse. The Walsenburg market will run from each Sunday, 10 am to 1 pm from June 2 to sometime in September. The market does not yet accept SNAP but they are looking into it.

Make your shopping experience easier for everyone. First, many vendors do not take credit cards so make sure you have cash available for your purchases. Small bills are greatly appreciated. Paying for a $5 item with a $100 bill will not al- ways works as many of the vendors will not be able to break the large bill and an ATM may not be available.

The vendors try to be at the market every week but do have lives outside the market so may not be present from time to time.

Dogs are always welcome, just remember to keep them leashed and pick up their poop.

Bring your reusable shopping bag as some vendors do not supply bags.

Items are locally grown/handmade, so not everything you see will be available all the time. If you see something you like, it may not be there next week.

The markets are there for the community but cannot exist without the support from the community. Suggestions, ideas for improvement and comments are always welcome.

Thank you for supporting your local farmers markets.


Spring Herb and Wildflower Walk #2 sign up by May 16

LA VEtA — Join local professional naturalist and ethnobotanist, Bob Kennemer, on Sunday, May 19, from 12 to 3 pm on a guided walk in and around La Veta. We will identify early season flowers along with edible, useful, medicinal, and poisonous wild plants. This is the second in a series of forays and lectures focusing on historical uses of wild plants, mushrooms, and the natural history of the Cuchara Valley and Spanish Peaks region. Due to a wet winter and spring there is a huge variety of flowers and plants popping out, many that we have not seen in years! Note: participants MUST register by Thursday, May 16! For more information on gear, clothing, fitness level, meeting location, etc. and to register, email Bob at: bob-kennemer@gmail.com


Artists Invited to show their artwork

LA VEtA — The Spanish Peaks Arts Council (SPACe) invites artists working in all media to show their work in two upcoming shows. The next show at SPACe is the micro-MACRO show. Artists may enter a work of original art plus a postcard size “detail” created from a part of the original piece for the single entry fee of $5 for both pieces. Visit the SPACe website https://spanishpeaksarts.org/2019/04/micro-macro-show/ for complete details. Artwork may be brought to SPACe Thursday, May 16 between 11 am – 2 pm or Saturday, May 18 between 10 am – 2 pm.

In addition, the deadline for entering the 2019 Western Rendezvous Show is Wednesday, May 15. Artists may submit digital images of up to 3 original works of art for a fee of $35. This is a juried and judged show with cash prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners. Selected artists will be notified by May 25. Artwork will be due at SPACe the week of June 10. Artists may enter through the CaFE (Call for Entries) website or through spanishpeaksarts.org/2019/04/2019-western-ren-dezvous-show/ Questions, call 719 742-3074 Thurs & Tues, 11 am – 2 pm or Sat., 10 am – 3 pm.


Family Game Night La Veta Mercantile

LA VEtA — Join us at Family Game Night Thursday, May 16, 7 to 9 pm! Beer, wine, soda, coffee, snacks, music, and GAMES!! Fight that boredom and join your neighbors for Board Games with our fearless leader, John Costea. Support our local merchants this spring… we all need each other!


Senior Showcase and Music Awards

WALSENBURG — Come celebrate our awesome graduating class of 2019 Thursday, May 16, 6 pm at John Mall High School. This year’s banquet will be catered by the recently opened Planet Pizza! Dinner will start at 6 pm. Awards and Showcase will begin at 6:30.


Pub Night at La Veta Mercantile

LA VEtA — The next Pub Night at La Veta Mercantile, 300 S Main St., is Friday, May 17, 6 pm. Come out to enjoy Pub food and live music from the Celtic Orphans. There is no admission charge and dult beverages, soda, tea, coffee, and food are available for purchase.


Izzy Heltai at La Plaza Inn

WALSENBURG — Join Western, Massachusetts based Folk Singer-songwriter Izzy Heltai on tour in support of his newest release ‘Only Yesterday’ Friday, May 17, 7 pm, at La Plaza Inn.

Izzy Heltai is an indie-folk singer-songwriter who puts a unique twist on traditional story-telling. Based out of Northampton, Massachusetts, Izzy’s songs reference specific images while simultaneously addressing broader universal truths, often inspired by the natural beauty of Western Massachusetts. http://www.izzyheltai.com/


M&M dinner at United Church

WALSENBURG — Celebrate and honor both our Mothers and our Military personnel and veterans with a M&M community dinner, one in a series of dinners at the United Church, across from Loaf ‘n Jug on Main Street. The dinner starts at 6 pm, Saturday, May 18, the menu will be medallions (beef medallions in sauce/gravy), mashed potatoes, melons, muffins, M&M candies for dessert, milk (flavorings provided, plus water and coffee). The dinner is free; however donations are welcome. Again, there will be live music, and possibly a door prize or two.


History Happenings at SPLD

WALSENBURG — The Huerfano County Historical Society invites you to History Happenings Sunday, May 19, 2 pm at Spanish Peaks Library, 415 Walsen Avenue. This session will feature the Sporleder family discussing Centennial Farms and the Sporleder Ranch in Huerfano County.

This program is part of Sunday afternoon meetings for history lovers on topics that influenced Huerfano County.


SPBA summer kick-off happy hour

WALSENBURG — Spanish Peak Business Alliance invites local business owners to our summer kick off happy hour mixer Wednesday, May 22, 4 to 6 pm at the Spanish Peaks Country Welcome Center, 400 Main St. (train depot).

Learn how to use internet platforms to boost your business and get noticed by tourists and travelers. Bring menus and brochures to the welcome center.

The mixer is free for members, $10 for non-members.


LVFPD open house

LA VEtA — The La Veta Fire Protection District wants to invite everyone to the Community Appreciation & Open House Saturday, May 25, 2 to 4 pm at the LVFPD Station 100 Birch Street. During the open house we will be doing volunteer recruitment for our programs: Fire, EMS, Junior Fire Fighters & Auxiliary. Plus many other activities. Here is the schedule for the day:

2:00 – 2:30 pm: Tours of the Station, Fire and EMS apparatus and equipment and demonstration of ladder truck and brush truck
2:30 – 3:30 pm: Late light lunch “Chicago Dogs” – LVFPD Auxiliary. Thank you to emergency personnel CSP, LV Marshall, LVFPD during recent Motor Vehicle Accident response. Presentation – LVFPD Strategic Planning process and finances – LVFPD Board Presentation – What it means to be a Volunteer Fire Fighter and EMS Technician – Officers, Career Path Possibilities – for those with an interest emergency services – Past Volunteers who now have rewarding full time careers

3:30 – 4 pm: Interviews and discussions with interested volunteers – LVFPD Department Heads and Officers throughout the event: Free blood pressure checks – EMS Team.

Bring kids and cameras for photo ops in the fire trucks.


Class of 1969 reunion cancelled

WALSENBURG — Reunion plans, for the July 26th-27th WHS class of 1969, have been cancelled. Please share this in- formation with others. Hopefully, a 51st reunion can be organized the summer of 2020.


Lathrop Park calendar photo contest

WALSENBURG — We’re looking for amateur and professional photographers to submit photos of Lathrop State Park for a 2020 calendar. A panel made up of park staff will choose approximately 24 images which will include a cover photo, one photo for each month, and smaller inset images. The theme for the 2020 calendar will be “The Flora and Fauna of Lathrop State Park”. So, of course, we will be looking primarily for images of plants and animals, but we will also accept landscape photographs which feature animals or particular plants & plant communities (i.e. Piñon/juniper woodland).

There is no fee to enter. As compensation, winners will receive a free calendar once they are printed later this year.

The chosen images will not be used for any other purpose other than the Lathrop State Park 2020 calendar, unless other arrangements were made with an individual photographer.


Contest is open to the general public to both amateur and professional photographers.

All photos must be original and taken by the submitting entrant.

All photos must have been taken at Lathrop State Park.

Entries need to be in a digital format. Please submit photos no later than July 12, 2019

to Enter:

Entries can be sent electronically to the GOCO Interpreter at thomas.macedo@state.co.us, or brought in to the Visitor Center on a flash drive to be downloaded.

With the photo entry, please supply us with the photo- grapher’s name, address, e-mail and phone number.

Additionally, a release form will have to completed to allow us to use your image for our 2020 calendar only.

QUESTIONS? Call GOCO Interpreter Tom Macedo (719) 738-2376, ext. 6 or thomas.macedo@state.co.us



TMS Leadership Day today!

tRiNiDAD — With great pride the students and staff of Trinidad Middle School, 607 Miner Dr., invite the public to the fourth annual Leadership Day Thursday, May 9, beginning at 10:30 am. There will be guided tours of the campus at 10:30, a barbeque lunch at noon, and then a talent show at 1:30 pm in the auditorium. Finally a field day will finish out the day with many exciting events.


Trigger host families needed

tRiNiDAD — Be a part of the Triggers family! Consider being a host family today. Families are needed to house players for the summer. Do as dozens of families have done over the past six seasons by sponsoring one or more players as the Triggers enter into a new season. ContactTriggers GM Kimberly Schultz at 719-859-1008 or send a private message for the de- tails and requirements. Host families have always been a part of the Independent League culture. Perhaps you could some- day make the claim, “I had a major league baseball player live with me!”


Apply now for Trinidad grant program

tRiNiDAD — Applications for the 2019 City of Trinidad Grant will be available from May 1st through May 17th. The Trinidad Community Foundation is once again assisting the City of Trinidad by processing this grant.

Non-profit organizations are eligible for these grant monies, and must meet the City of Trinidad grant requirements. Grant funds up to $1,500 per organization will be avail- able.

Complete information and applications are available at the Trinidad Community Foundation office, located in the Johns Building at 136 W. Main St, Room 204, or by emailing your request to info@trinidadcf.org, or by calling the Trinidad Community Foundation office at 719-846-5940.


Book Readers Rock!

tRiNiDAD — Book Readers Rock is a club for readers in grades 6 through 8 at the Carnegie Public Library, 202 N. Animas. The next meeting of the club is Friday, May 10, 1:30 to 3 pm. This week is “readers choice” where we will read and dis- cuss your favorite books. New members are welcome!


Patricia Trujillo-Traditional Healing in the Borderlands

tRiNiDAD — Trinidad History Museum’s next speaker presenter for the speaker series to accompany the opening of our new exhibit “Los Remedios: Health and Wellness in Southern Colorado” is Patricia Trujillo who presents “Traditional Heal- ing in the Borderlands”, Friday, May 10, 6 pm. This event is free and open to the public. For more information call 719- 846-7217. Trinidad History Museum is at 312 E Main Street.


Cottonwood Corner Garden Gala

hoEhNE — The annual Cottonwood Corner Garden Gala at Nicol’s Cottonwood Corner, 19990 CR 75.1, will be Saturday, May 11, 9 am to 5 pm. This annual event features refreshments, prizes, and plants. For more info call 719-680-1402.


A Walk in Her Shoes

tRiNiDAD — Join us in support of Advocates Against Domestic Assault on Walk Day, Saturday May 11, 10 am at Central Park, 700 Smith Street. This walk is to help raise awareness about violence against women by walking a mile around the park in high heeled shoes. This is a family friendly event. Men, women, and children are encouraged to walk. Sign up as an individual or recruit a team to join you. A registration fee of $20 per walker applies or $100 per team. There will be a traveling trophy that is awarded to the largest team.


ROAR – Relay for Life Mother’s Day pancake breakfast

tRiNiDAD — Saturday, May 11, 9 to 11 am at Corradino Auto Body & Radiator, 124 N Maple St come to the Mother’s Day Pancake breakfast, a fundraiser for ROAR. Absolutely all are welcome to join us! Dine and celebrate mothers, grandmothers, wives, aunts, sisters with a delicious pancake breakfast.

Adult breakfasts are $5, children breakfasts are $4 and gluten free options are available for $1 more. All proceeds go to the American Cancer Society!


Rock Painting With Mom!

tRiNiDAD — Bring Mom out for a creative and fun event Saturday, May 11, 1 to 3 pm at Trinidad Lake State Park, 32610 State Highway 12. We’ll provide the rocks, paint, & refreshments! You bring the paintbrush! This event is limited to 30 participants. Please register by calling or texting Amy at 719- 422-3089. Please do not collect rocks from the park. This event is free to the public. All vehicles must have a park pass.


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, May 11, 2 pm. Everyone is invited: you must be at least 6 years old to play, but younger siblings can watch. Mousetrap! Monopoly! And more!


Fireline and Mother’s Day at Spanish Peaks Inn

GULNARE — This Saturday, May 11, FireLine will perform for the Spanish Peaks Inn dance 7:30 to 11:30 pm. There is a $5 cover charge.

Sunday May 12, 8 am to 12 pm come out for our Mother’s Day Breakfast and get all you can eat for $10. The menu includes: breakfast burritos, hash brown casserole, potatoes, ham, bacon, sausage, biscuits, sausage gravy, chili, pancakes, fruit, strawberry cream cheese French toast casserole, eggs to order, omelet bar, cream puffs and chocolate covered straw- berries. For more information call 719-941-4288.


QuickBooks class at the Carnegie

tRiNiDAD — Steven Kelly teaches this popular bookkeeping software in 6 sessions beginning Monday, May 13, 10:30 to 12 pm at the Carnegie Public Library.


Philosophy club at the Carnegie

tRiNiDAD — The Carnegie Library is starting a new pro- gram 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, May 13, 5 to 6 pm.


FREE legal help at Carnegie Library

tRiNiDAD — The next free legal clinic at the Carnegie Public Library will be Tuesday, May 14, 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.


Trinidad Youth Club Bingo

tRiNiDAD — TYC is holding a Bingo dinner Tuesday, May 14, 6 to 8 pm at Knights of Columbus Hall, 205 S Commercial Street. The doors open at 6 pm, dinner is at 6 pm, and game starts at 7pm. The dinner menu is pizza, cookies, and drinks for the low cost of $7.


Goddess Circle: A Mother’s Love

tRiNiDAD — Monday, May 13, 7 pm at Hearth of the Goddess this month’s free meditation circle will focus on the Mother Goddess and her role as the creatrix of the World.

Feel free to bring any poems, myths or art that relates to Mother Goddesses to share. Yoga mats, blankets and pillows are recommended to make the floor more comfortable while we meditate


Whole Body Wellness classes

tRiNiDAD — Wednesday, May 15 – June 19th, 5 to 7 pm at Mt. Carmel Health and Wellness Center, 911 Robinson, join Misty Krokoski, for a series of classes facilitated by Dr. Ivory Raye. Learn about meal planning, physical activity, grocery shopping tips, and stress management. Call 719-845-4880. Tuition is $75.


Nostalgic Movie Night at the Carnegie

tRiNiDAD — The next nostalgic movie night at the Carnegie Library is Wednesday, May 15, 6:30 pm. The movie is Jean De Florette, an adaptation of the acclaimed Marcel Pagnol novel is the winner of numerous international awards .


2019 Trinidad Water Festival

tRiNiDAD — Visit the TSJC campus Thursday, May 16, 8 am to 3 pm to celebrate water in all its many forms with speakers from all over coming to share their knowledge of conservation and all the many ways water is life!


Heritage Nights: Antique Facials at THM

tRiNiDAD — Each month on the Third Thursday, 5 to 7 pm, the Trinidad History Museum, 120 S Chestnut St., will be hosting a heritage night focusing on different aspects of Colorado life. The Thursday, May 16 topic will be Antique Facials. Enjoy sweets, treats, and hands-on activities! These programs are geared towards adults, but all ages are welcome.


AARP Smart Driver Course

tRiNiDAD — The new four hour refresher course from AARP Driver Safety will be offered at the Fishers Peak Senior Center, Friday, May 17, 9 am to 1 pm. Learn valuable defensive driving skills, stay current with new rules of the road, the latest driving technologies and much more. Drivers 55 years and older will get multi-year discounts on their auto insurance. Register or get more information by calling 719-868-2288.


Growing Readers Together- PLAY!

tRiNiDAD — The Carnegie Public Library, 202 N. Animas St., presented a series of 5 events for caregivers and kiddos ages 6 and under this spring. The final class will be Friday, May 17, 2 to 4 pm. The theme of the class is Play and the theme is Teddy bear sleep over! The classes are to help caregivers (babysitters, grandparents, and other non-licensed providers) and kiddos ages 6 and under, to come learn and play with us! Each participant will leave with a goodies bag of books and toys .


Guided Meditation: Flowing Creativity

tRiNiDAD — Friday, May 17, 7 pm at Hearth of the Goddess join us for this free guided meditation focusing on allowing your creativity to be free and flowing.

This meditation is open to people of all backgrounds, and the main goal is to take some time from our busy lives to relax and focus on self-care.

We recommend bringing yoga mats, blankets and pillows from home to make the floor more comfortable while we meditate.


Armed Forces Day Parade and picnic

tRiNiDAD — Trinidad celebrates Armed Forces Day with a parade and free lunch, Saturday, May 18, 10 am. The parade is presented by the Las Animas County Veteran’s Memorial Committee and features the Fort Carson Marching Band and Color Guard. Patriotic floats, bikers, and classic cars to give veterans a ride in the parade welcome.

The parade begins at Elm & Linden, north to Main Street, west to Animas, to City Hall parking lot.

9:00 Line-up 516 E. Elm
10:00 Parade
11:30 Ceremony at Memorial Park (corner of Cimino Park) 12:00 Free Picnic Lunch served by Trinidad Kiwanis at Cimino Park following the parade. For more information call 719-846- 8223.



Raton Public Service “Municipally Owned” show at Raton Museum

RAtoN — The Raton Museum, 108 South Second Street, honors the service and commitment of RPS to our community for the past 100 years in our new exhibit showing now through June 8. The exhibit features historical photographs and documentation that tells the story of Raton Public Service and its commitment to meeting the electrical demands of our community throughout the last 100 years. For more information contact the museum at 575-445-8979 or visit www.theratonmuseum.org. Our Summer hours are Tuesday – Saturday 9 am – 5 pm.


Summer of Color Event Series: Spring Car and Bike Show

RAtoN — We’re hosting our annual Spring Car and Bike Show on Saturday, May 11, 10 am to 2 pm at Raton Pass Motor Inn, 308 Canyon Dr. As always, entry is free, so bring your favorite ride and show it off. Must be a participant to vote. En- chanted Grounds will be out to get your morning started with coffee and goodies, and we’ll have some smokin’ BBQ, a DJ, and the coolest cars, trucks, motorcycles and lowrider bikes in the area! For more information call 575-445-3641.


Children’s Fishing Derby at Cimarron Canyon State Park

ciMARRoN — The annual Children’s Fishing Derby will be held Saturday, May 11, 10 am to 1 pm at Maverick Camp- grounds. The derby is for children ages 3 -11 years old divided into two age groups. Free t-shirts to the first 100 registrants; goody bags to all who enter. Special appearance by Smokey Bear.


Walk with a Principal!

RAtoN — Raton Parks and Trails will offer several walks this summer for their “A Prescription for Better Health, Come walk with us!” program. The next walk is Thursday, May 14, 1:30 pm when we “Walk with a Principal”. This is an easy walk. All are welcome to join principal Kristie Medina from Raton Intermediate School to Ripley Park and back. Popsicles will be sold for $1 each at Ripley Park to raise funds for Raton’s PTO.


Run For The Wall

ciMARRoN — Every year on Armed Forces Day, the Run For The Wall riders come through Cimarron on their way to Washington DC and stop at our Veterans Memorial for a brief ceremony. The Run for the Wall will take place this year Wednesday May 15 through Friday, May 24. Ceremony takes place about 7:30am. A benefit spaghetti dinner takes place the Friday evening prior to the event.

The schedule of events: Friday May 17, Spaghetti Dinner, 6 to 8 pm, Parish Hall; Saturday, May 18 Ceremony, 7:30 am, Cimarron Veterans Memorial (followed by the riders coming through town). Please come for this event honoring the veterans passing through Cimarron on motorcycle.

The Memorial Day Weekend program has not been planned yet. Please stay tuned for details.


Colfax County 150th birthday movie night

RAtoN — Come out Wednesday, May 15, 7 pm to the El Raton Theater, 113 N 2nd, and help Colfax County Assessor’s Office celebrate the 150th birthday of the county by enjoying the movie, The Sandlot. Bring all your friends and family out and enjoy a good baseball movie. All donations will go to the big BBQ and dance that will follow on August 24.

Birding day at Sugarite

RAtoN — A full day of birding activities will be held at Sugarite Canyon State Park Saturday, May 18 beginning at 6:55 am.

The schedule for the day is:
6:55 a.m. Early Bird Special! Visitor Center. Join us for coffee & treats to watch birds such as goldfinches at the feeders.
8 a.m. Bird Walk for Beginners. Visitor Center. Take an easy half-mile walk along Chicorica Creek. Binoculars and guides provided.
9 a.m. coffee with a Ranger. Lake Alice Campground. Enjoy coffee & doughnuts & some camp-chair birding! Binoculars, guides provided.
9 a.m. intro to Bird Photography. Visitor Center. Join bird ex- pert Tony Godfrey to learn the basics. Bring smart phone or camera.
10:30 a.m. Just for kids. Soda Pocket Amphitheater. Bird-re- lated crafts, games and activities for kids. Designed for kids 6- 12.
2 p.m. the Big Guys! Soda Pocket Campground. Come meet live birds of prey, including some who migrate to our area.
4 p.m. the Big Guys! (Repeated) Lake Alice Campground. Come meet live birds of prey, including some who migrate to our area.
4 p.m. Lake Maloya clean-up. Main Boat Ramp. Help us save birds from plastic trash like fishing line. Gloves/bags provided. Age 12 & up.


Folsom archaeological tour

FoLSoM — Two tours to the famous Folsom point archaeological site will be held Saturday, May 18. The morning tour begins at 7:30 am the afternoon tour begins at 1 pm from the Folsom Museum, corner of 325 and 456. Participants will visit the site that was discovered by George McJunkin after the devastating flood in 1906 and was excavated in 1926. The tour will be led by archaeologist David Eck from the New Mexico State Land Office and the tour is limited to 30 people per tour.

Reserve your spot by calling 575-278-2122 or emailing mattdohertyfolsommuseum@yahoo.com


HALOS 5K Run fundraiser

ciMARRoN — Cimarron Halos will host a 5 K run/walk fundraiser Saturday, May 18, 8 am at the Philmont Scout Ranch Welcome Center. Participants may park in the Welcome Center lot. Registration forms can be found online at www.cimarronschools.org under the HALOS tab. The cost to walk is $25 per person, students are free. The first 75 participants receive a shirt. Prizes will be awarded for winners! For ques- tions or if you would like to volunteer, please contact Karen Gates at kareninswink@yahoo.com or follow us on Facebook.


Vermejo Park Brunches

VERMEJo PARk — The City of Raton Dept. of Parks and Recreation in partnership with Vermejo Park Ranch is offering Sunday Brunch at Vermejo Sunday, May 19, 11 am and 1:30 pm seatings.

This is meant to be a family experience and participants of all ages are welcome. Participants 13yr and up are $45 for dining room seating, $60 for veranda seating (all prices include taxes and gratuity). Youth 6-12 years of age are 1⁄2 price. Children 5yrs and younger are free. Live music and possible tours of the Casa Grande. First Come, First Serve. Limited seating available. Reservations become final when payment is received. Make payment payable to the Friends of Sugarite. For more information call the Dept of Park and Recreation at 575- 445-2413. (Please do not contact Vermejo Park Ranch)


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