Upcoming Events for week of October 10, 2019


Movie matinee at LVPL

LA VETA — Join us at the La Veta Library on Thursday October 10, 2 pm as we kick off our Adult Programming for the 2019-2020 season. Our movie selection for this month will be the edge-of-your- seat, spell-binding, National Geographic documentary “Free Solo”. It is the portrait of Alex Honnold as he prepares to climb the 3000 foot El Capitan in Yosemite National Park…without a rope. Amazing photography and visuals of one of the greatest athletic achievements of all times. Don’t miss the wonderful film brought to you by The Friends of La Veta Library. Free refreshments. For more info, call 719- 742-3572


Bicycle rodeo

LA VETA — Kids grades K to 5 can learn rules of the road, simulated traffic, and riding conditions Thursday, October 10, 2:15 pm in the La Veta Schools parking lot. Organized by Spanish Peaks Cycling. Helmets provided with the help of Spa- nish Peaks Outfitters.


Show choir starts tonight!

LA VETA — It’s finally here—the first rehearsal of the new season of the Francisco Center for the Performing Arts Show Choir!!!! Here’s your chance to sing all sorts of fun music. Rehearsals start TONIGHT Thursday, October 10, 5 to 6:30 pm at Mountain View Baptist Church, 707 South Main, (this temporary venue change is due to a scheduling conflict at the theater) Rehearsals for the show choir are under the primary direction of Sam Sortore, but also includes the conducting experience of Peggy Arnold-Hoobler and Joanne Vargo. Questions? Call Di Sortore at 303 882 7764.


Firetrucks at SPLD for Fire Safety Week!

WALSENBURG — This week is National Fire Safety Week. To recognize this the Walsenburg Fire Department is going to come do a program for the children at Spanish Peaks library Friday, October 11, 10:30 – 11:30 am. They are bringing the fire trucks! For information call Ms. Sherry at the library at 738- 2774 or email her at sherryspld@gmail.com. You can also visit us on Facebook at Spanish Peaks Library District.


Fox Theater special Friday schedule

WALSENBURG — A special one night showing of “Desolation Center “ will be held Friday, October 11, 8:15 pm at the Fox Theatre. The movie depicts the untold story of a series of Reagan-era anarchic punk rock desert happenings that still reverberate throughout our culture.

There is a special Friday matinee of “Good Boys,” at 3 pm. Other showings of “Good Boys” will be Saturday, 7:30 pm and Sunday, 3 pm.


Health Fair blood draw time

HUERFANO COUNTY — Spanish Peaks Regional Health Center is pleased to announce the upcoming 2019 Health Fair Blood Draws. This year’s theme is “Stay Strong, Live Long”.

The final blood draws will be held Friday, October 11, 7 to 10 am at Spanish Peaks Ambulance Garage. The affordable costs for the tests are: Chemistry Screen – $30; PSA – $25; Vitamin D – $25; Hemoglobin A1C – $15.

Pick up results on Saturday, October 19 between 9 and noon at the community center in Walsenburg. More info: 719- 738-5200.


Waste tire collection for 81055 residents

LA VETA — There will be a free waste tire disposal event in La Veta Saturday, October 12, 8 am to 2 pm at the LV Fire Department, 100 Birch Street. This event is sponsored by the Col- orado Department of Health & Environment and sponsored locally by NGO Huerfano Organic Waste Services (HOW).

Bring your old used passenger and light truck tires. The limit per household is nine tires. Tires with rims will not be accepted. An ID with a La Veta zip, 81055, is required, if we don’t know you! This program is for households only, not for commercial businesses such as tire shops. A similar tire disposal will be held in Walsenburg for residents of the 81089 zip code area next fall. Any questions leave a message at 303-449- 6483.


Public Square Rosary Crusade

WALSENBURG — Our nation is in great need of public prayer, repentance, and conversion. We ask God to save America through the Rosary of His Most Holy Mother.

Please join us in praying for our nation on Saturday, October 12, noon. The local Public Square Rosary Rally will take place in two locations: 1) between the St. Mary Church and rectory, and 2) at the VA nursling home west of Walsenburg. Con- tact John at 719-225-6969 or Oress at 719-738-5735 for more information.


Celebration of life for Johnny Martinez

LA VETA — The celebration of life for Johnny Martinez will be held Saturday, October 12, at La Veta Community Center, 131 East Ryus Ave, between 1 and 3 pm.


Beyond Fashion: Easy steps to renewed t-shirts

WALSENBURG — Come to the library to learn to take your t-shirts from plain to phenomenal! Teacher Helen Nuce will teach 3 classes on consecutive Sundays beginning October 13. The first class will be No Sew: Knot Sew Fast and Snowflake. Classes are free and run from 1:00-3:00. Stop by the library to get a supply list and we look forward to sharing these skills with you!


Power Fitness at Two Peaks

LA VETA — Power Fitness resumes after taking a summer break. Workout includes a mixture of cardio, light boxing, and weight lifting. The class meets every Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday, 7:45 am at Two Peaks Fitness, 216 S Main Street. Power fitness is free for SilverSneakers and gym members; $5 daily fee for others. Low income memberships are available. For more info, call 719-742-3555.


Inner Idea Artists and Fall Show at SPACe

LA VETA — One of the shows now on display at SPACe is a collection of artwork by the La Veta Inner Idea Artists, a group of artists who have studied with international artist Peggy Zehring, founder of The La Veta School of the Arts (LVSA). Peggy’s teaching incorporates techniques that release each artist’s inner “idea” or “need,” in order to create a unique expression of the artist’s inner self. Her concepts grow out of the philosophy of Wassily Kandinsky, the father of abstract art. Artists in the show include Peggy Zehring, Rena Kaplowitz, Lana Thomas, Maggie MacIndoe, Mary Sewell Cooper and Marta Moore.

Also on display at the SPACe Gallery in the Park, the Fall Show includes artwork by Diane Lather Belfour, Ann Gethen, EC Hansen, Sheigla Hartman, Kathy Hill, Patti Paiz Jones, Marjory Joy, Cathy Mullens, Pat Newell, and Lisa Faherty-Vance. There are paintings, ceramics and assemblages with much of the artwork reflecting the Autumn Season in Colorado, including many small paintings.

The SPACe Gift Shop is overflowing with jewelry, ceramics, cards, and prints created by SPACe members. It’s a good place to start thinking about holiday gift giving. Both current shows will be on display Until Saturday, November 9. Starting next week, SPACe will be open only on Tues, Thurs, and Saturday. Call 719 742-3074 for information.


Romanoff to host meet & greet in Walsenburg

WALSENBURG — Monday, October 14, 9 to 10 am U.S. Senate candidate Andrew Romanoff will host a meet and greet at Serendipity Coffee, 528 Main Street. Attendees can ask him questions and learn more about the campaign. The meet and greet is open to the public. Romanoff will provide brief re- marks and then take questions from those in attendance.


Friends of the LV Library retreat

LA VETA — The Board of The Friends of the La Veta Library Retreat will be held Monday, October 15, 1:15- 4 pm at Mitzi Keairn’s house, 122 E Field Street. Come help us plan for the future.


Senior Stretching

HUERFANO COUNTY — Time to play Gumby and stretch those muscles! Learn proper stretching 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. Class size is limited, so please register through Bonnie.

When: Tuesdays
Time: 5:30 pm-6:30 pm
Where: Washington Underground (WU)
Cost: Your time and efforts! (A donation to WU would be appreciated.)

What to bring: Wear comfortable clothing; water bottle for hydration; thin towel or exercise band; and a yoga mat or cushioned pad.

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


Evening spin bike returns

LA VETA — Evening spike classes resume after a summer break. Every Tuesday and Thursday, 6 pm at Two Peaks Fit- ness, 216 S Main Street. Spin Bike is free for SilverSneakers and gym members; $5 daily fee for others. Low income memberships are available. For more information, call 719-742-3555.


Ecosystem recovery after Spring Fire

LA VETA — The Colorado Chapter of the Soil and Water Conservation Society is offering a 1 day workshop on Forest/Soil Health Post Fire. The focus of the workshop is the Spring Fire that occurred last year in Costilla and Huerfano Counties. The workshop will be held Thursday, October 17, 8 am – 4:30 pm at the La Veta Community Center, 131 East Ryus Avenue.

This one-day workshop will focus on the effects that severe wildfire disturbance have on forest and rangeland eco- systems as well as ecosystem recovery, using the 2018 Spring Creek fire as a case study. Morning presentations will cover the history and local impacts of the fire, hydrologic responses of burned areas, and the responses of vegetative and arthropod communities, with emphasis on fire recovery and ecosystem management. Following the included lunch, a panel discussion by ranchers, land managers, and conservationists will de- tail specific impacts and management responses on working lands impacted by the fire. The workshop concludes with field site visits in the La Veta area to view impacts, management responses, and recovery in person.

Speakers include: Doug Brgoch (Mayor of La Veta); Dr. Chuck Rhoades (US Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station); Dr. Stephanie Kampf (Colorado State University), Ben Berlinger (NRCS Rangeland Management Specialist, ret.); and Christine Mott (PhD candidate, Northern Arizona University).

For tickets and additional information, see: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/co-swcs-workshop-ecosystem-recovery-after-2018-spring-creek-fire-tickets-73350955683


Start Up Meet Up

WALSENBURG — Come out and meet up with other start up business people in Huerfano County Thursday, October 17, 5 to 7 pm at the Crafty Canary Brewery, 107 E 5th Street. Bring your business idea to life! This meet up is presented by Spanish Peaks Business Alliance who offers periodic free network- ing events bringing small business entrepreneurs together to learn, collaborate and grow. For more information visit: spba.huerfano.org


Family Game Night at LV Mercantile

LA VETA — Join us at Family Game Night Thursday, October 17, 7 pm. Come down to the La Veta Mercantile and have some beer, wine, soda, coffee, snacks, music, and GAMES with your fearless leader, John Costea. Facebook Event Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/407319389987740/


Mike Blakely at La Veta Mercantile

LA VETA — As a singer/songwriter, Mike Blakely has released 11 CDs, performed all over the U.S., and has made 16 tours to Europe. See his perform for yourself Friday, October 18, 7 pm at the La Veta Mercantile. His story song “The Last Wild White Buffalo” won the first-ever Spur Award for Best Western Song. Members of the Western Writers of America named three of his songs as being among the Top 100 Western songs of all time: “The Last Wild White Buffalo”, “The Last Comanche Moon”, and “The OlCantina”. Tickets are $15 in ad- vance, or $18 day of show. Please visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/2356343174399190/ for more info


Spanish Peaks Bee Keepers meeting

WALSENBURG — The next monthly meeting of the Spanish Peaks Bee Keepers Association will be held Saturday, October 19, 12 pm at Lathrop State Park
This month we will do honey comparison and have a pot luck. Bring a dish made with honey of course!


SP Friends of the Library meeting

WALSENBURG — Fall has arrived again and the Friends of the Library annual fall board meeting will be held Monday, October 21, 4:30 to 6 pm at the library, 415 Walsen Avenue. Refreshments and visiting 4:30 to 5 pm and the meeting is from 5 to 6 pm.

FOL fundraising events this year put money into the Library in the form of childrens books, magic and puppet shows, and new shelving. Please consider joining the FOL or if you are a member, renew your membership!

At this annual meeting we will nominate and vote on new FOL officers. Current officers are: President, Dalene Myrtle; Vice President, Romona Sollars; Secretary, Phyliss May; Treasurer, Suzanne Watson. We hope to see many new and returning members on October 21


JOB FAIR: Looking for work?

HUERFANO — Looking for work?
The U.S. Census Bureau, in partnership with the Walsenburg/Trinidad Workforce Centers, will be holding a 2020 Census Job Fair from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 23, 201 E. 5th Street, Suite 19, in Walsenburg.

These positions provide the perfect opportunity to earn some extra income while helping your community. The results of the 2020 Census will help determine each state’s representation in Congress, as well as how certain funds are spent for schools, hospitals, roads, and more. This is your chance to play a part in history and help ensure that everyone in your community is counted!

Approximately 90 positions are open in Huerfano County. Hours are flexible, and the pay is good (in Huerfano County, it’s $14.10 per hour plus 58 cents a mile). These are temporary positions that will begin in early 2020 and continue through July. You can also go online to 2020census.gov/jobs for more information and to apply.


Ecstatic Dance at LV 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, October 24, 7 to 10 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 talk- ing, 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. All ages welcome! www.facebook.com/events/459822664631478/ or call 719-742-3387.


Scary Story Contest

HUERFANO COUNTY — Don’t forget! La Veta Library’s Scary Story Contest submissions due Thursday, October 24. This year middle school, high school students, and adults can enter in any or all of three categories: Short story and poetry; image and sculpture; and film and music. A $50 first prize – donated by the La Veta Galleries Supporting the Arts – will be awarded to top student in each category! Prizes will be awarded October 31. For more information, contact the library or email stephanie@lvpl.org. Let your dark inner artist shine through!


Carol Burnett Tribute

LA VETA — Buy your tickets now for The Carol Burnett Tribute Show at the Francisco Center for the Performing Arts. Showtimes are Friday, October 25, 7 pm; Saturday, October 26, 7 pm; and Sunday, October 27, 2 pm.


Chris Koza at Deerprint Wine & Bistro

LA VETA — The music Chris produces is rooted in Americana but heeds its own spirit. Come out and see him Saturday, October 26, 6 pm at Deerprint. Born out of folk, country, story- telling and rock ’n roll, Chris both honors and builds on Americana traditions by incorporating a unique pop-music sensibility, subtle synthesizers, rich harmonies, and imaginative production choices. His music appears regularly on ABC’s General Hospital and 60 Minutes, and his song “Be Wild” will be featured as the soundtrack to an upcoming State of Minnesota tourism campaign. Tickets available at: https://squareup.com/store/deerprint-wine-and-bistroq


Vendors invited to November Quilt and Craft show

WALSENBURG — We would like to invite vendors to participate in our 2nd annual Quilt and Craft Show November 2, 2019! The show will be held in Delaney Hall, behind St. Mary Catholic Church, 121 E. 7th Street.

We are asking $25 for a 6 foot table, or $30 for an 8 foot table, which could be shared by 2 vendors. Please indicate if you need extra floor space.


We hope to have more vendors than we had last year, so plan to get your registration in as soon as you can. The Scrappy Ladies Quilt Club has generously offered the use of their quilt stands, so our quilt display will be much better, and will take up less room. Please attach a story about your quilt, pattern, etc.

The show will last from 9 am until 3 pm on Saturday, November 2. The hall will open at 7 am that morning for set up. If you feel you need more time than that, please indicate that on your registration form.

Please contact me at beckyandgary42@gmail for any questions, or if you, or someone you know, needs a registration form. You can also call the church rectory at 719-738-1204 and leave a message for me to call you. We are so excited to see you! Bring your friends!


Eagles Ladies Auxiliary suspension

WALSENBURG — Walsenburg Eagles Ladies Auxiliary #1187 was suspended on August 27, 2019 for non-compliance by the Fraternal Order of Eagles Grand Aerie. Members have the option to affiliate with the local auxiliary or transfer their membership to another location. Current members are valid through May 31st, 2020, and future notices will be sent regard- ing the status of the Walsenburg Ladies Auxiliary #1187.


Call for vendors!

LA VETA — Calling local artists and crafts people-time to plan for the Traditions Arts And Crafts Sale Saturday, December 7, 10 am to 4 pm at La Veta Mercantile 300 S. Main. This is an extraordinary event to kick off the Holiday Season. Limited space so contact Sandy Dolak, 719-251-1271 or sandy@dolak.biz for more information or to request space.



Chronic Pain Self-Management course begins today

TRINIDAD — Mt. Carmel Wellness & Community Center and Mt. San Rafael Hospital have partnered to bring you a Stanford based program for anyone with chronic pain. This Chronic Pain, Self-Management program begins Thursday, October 10 and runs through Thursday, November 10. The classes are held 1 to 4 pm at Mt. Carmel Wellness & Community Center, 911 Robinson Avenue. If interested call Laura Jordan 719-845-4894 to reserve your space!


Apishapa Valley Historical Society meeting tonight

AGUILAR — Meetings for the Historical Society are the 2nd Thursday of the month at the Community Center in Aguilar. The next meeting is Thursday, October 10.


HOH Creator Fridays!

TRINIDAD — We are proud to announce that this fall’s Hands on History Fridays will focus on the arts! HOH is for kids in 1 through 8 grades and runs each Friday, 1 to 4 pm. The cost for the class is $9 per week. ( Scholarships available for free/reduced lunch, or multiple sibling enrollment. HOH will be held each Friday through December 20. These Fridays are sponsored by the Trinidad Community Foundation and in partnership with the Arts Council of Trinidad, whose members will be joining us to teach about different types of art techniques!

Each Friday will include a brief history lesson to introduce the topic and its significance, followed by hands on activities. This Friday, October 11,- black glue and chalk Contact Abigail to enroll: 719-846-7217 or abigail.melton@state.co.us .


Henry Monroe photography reception

TRINIDAD — An opening reception for the Henry Monroe Photography Exhibit will be held Friday, October 11, 5 to 7 pm at Trinidad Photography Gallery, 319 W Main Street. The exhibit runs from October 4-31.

All are welcome to attend the reception with photographer Henry Monroe and view his new photographs. For more information: go to: hhmonroephoto.com


Fun Fishing & Picnic

TRINIDAD — There will be a family Fishing day with potluck to follow Saturday, October 12, 7 am to 12 pm at Trinidad Lake State Park. The day is sponsored by the Colorado Walleye Association South Chapter. For more information visit: cowalleye.com


Meet the candidates at Moose’s

TRINIDAD — There will be a series of informal “meet & greet” style candidate coffee talks with complimentary coffee and donuts each Saturday, 9 to 11 am through November 2 at Moose’s, 308 W Main Street. Each candidate will introduce themselves and present their agenda followed by a question and answer session from the audience.

October 12: Erin Ogletree, Council Candidate October 19: Terrence Brown, Council Candidate October 26: Aaron Williamson, Council Candidate November 2: Jay Gonzalez, Council Candidate For more information call 719-216-3517.


Auditions at SCRT

TRINIDAD — Auditions for “Twisted Christmas Carol”, will be held at SCRT, 131 W. Main, Saturday, October 12 and Sun- day, October 13 at the theater. Visit www.scrtheatre.com; call (719) 846-4765 or email info.scrtheatre@gmail.com for more in- formation. We are looking for three male and two female performers.


Kickin’ It For Kids Kickball Tournament (new date)

TRINIDAD — Come out to a kickball tournament hosted by Trinidad Police Department, Sunday, October 13, 8 am at Central Park, 700 Smith Avenue.
Sign up for a day of fun, raffles and prizes, while supporting a great cause!

 All proceeds go to Trinidad Police Department’s Annual Shop with a Cop Event.
Co-ed teams 8-11 players, 12 years and up! $100 a team.
 Best Team Theme wins a Prize!

 To register contact Community Service Officers Temple Young or Courtney Festi at the Trinidad Police Department


Spanish Peaks Inn breakfast buffet

GULNARE — This Sunday, October 13, 8 am to noon treat yourself to the all you can eat breakfast buffet at Spanish Peaks Inn in scenic Gulnare Colorado. The buffet is $10 per person. Spanish Peaks Inn has Taco Tuesday and dinner specials on Thursday and Friday nights. Want to learn line dancing? Come out Wednesdays at 2:30 pm and join our line dancing group. Live music and dancing most weekends!

For more information contact: 719-941-4288 or email spa- nishpeaksbar@gmail.com


Romanoff meet & greet in Trinidad

TRINIDAD — Monday, October 14, 11 am to 12 pm U.S. Senate candidate Andrew Romanoff will host a meet and greet at The Cafe, 135 E Main Street. Attendees can ask him questions and learn more about the campaign. The meet and greet is open to the public. Romanoff will provide brief remarks and then take questions from those in attendance.


You’re invited to TSJC Family Cafe

TRINIDAD — HuLA Early Childhood Council invites all parents with young children to our Family Café, Tuesday, October 15, 6 to 8 pm at TSJC Adult Education Services, 600 Prospect Street. Enjoy a free supper, meet other families, make connections, and learn about resources. Childcare will be on site. Space is limited so call and registered at HuLA Early Childhood Council, (719) 845-0463.


Walleye Association meeting

TRINIDAD — The next meeting of the Colorado Walleye Association- South Chapter, will be held Tuesday, October 15, 6 pm at City of Trinidad Community Center, 1309 Beshoar Drive.


Monthly chamber luncheon

TRINIDAD — The monthly Chamber luncheon hosted by Trinidad Las Animas County Chamber of Commerce will be Wednesday, October 16, 12 to 1 pm at the TSJC- Pioneer Room. The cost for the meal is $12, please register in advance. Anyone is the community is welcome. RSVP by contacting the chamber at: tlacchamber@outlook.com or by phone 719-846-9285.


Dance Conditioning Class

TRINIDAD — Get in shape while dancing! Dance Condition- ing Class, sponsored by TSJC Continuing Ed begins Wednesday, October 16, 5:30-6:30 pm, in the Massage Therapy Lab- Banta Building. The class is taught by Emily Seymour, and runs Oct 16th through Nov 20th. Tuition is $50, register with Donna Haddow- 719-846-5724.


Nostalgic Movie Night at the Carnegie

TRINIDAD — This month’s feature for Nostalgic Movie Night is “The Day the Earth Stood Still”. The classic science fiction film, still one of the best ,will be shown Wednesday October 16 6:30-8:30 pm. The movie and popcorn are free! Klaatu barada nikto!


Parents with Teenagers course

TRINIDAD — “Parents with Teenagers”, a continuing education 5 session course sponsored by Trinidad State begins Wednesday, October 16, 7-8:30 pm. The course is taught by Terri Herbstritt, Wednesdays Oct 16th through Nov 13th, in Berg 401. Tuition is $40 for one parent or $45 for two parents. Con- tact Donna Haddow 719-846-5724.


Third Thursday Heritage Nights

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. This month, Thursday, October 17, 5:30 to 7:30 pm learn about Ristra making. Learn all about where, what, who, and how this tradition began. For more information call 719- 846-2361.


TLAC 2019 Business Expo

TRINIDAD — 2019 Business Expo hosted by the Trinidad & Las Animas County Chamber of Commerce is on Friday, October 18, 9 am-4 pm at TSJC in the Pioneer and Leone rooms. Join us for this annual event. The event is FREE to Chamber members and $50 for non-members. There will be 3 workshops during the event. If you are interested in participating in this event please email us at Nicia.tlacc@gmail.com or call 719-846-9285.


Leaders of the Future program

TRINIDAD — Our Leaders of the Future program is designed for high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors to help pre- pare them for the road ahead. The program begins Friday, October 18 at Mt. Carmel Wellness & Community, 911 Robinson Avenue.

Knowledgeable guest speakers will present valuable in- formation to the students at each class. This year Mt Carmel Wellness and Community Center will choose two senior students based on their scholarship application and essay, that will receive a $1000 scholarship each. Perfect attendance is also required to qualify for scholarship.

Oct 18 – Team-building: Build cohesiveness among the group and help develop problem solving skills.
Nov 15 – Trinidad Past, Present & Future Finance Day: Under- stand where Trinidad has been while obtaining an over view of our economy and business resources.

Dec 6 – Education Day: Understand the relationship between business and education and how it will affect you later in life. Jan 17 – Local Government & Judicial Day: Understand the function and mission of the Las Animas County Government/Justice System

Feb 21 – Media Day/Cyber Security Day: Understand how the internet and social media can be used for the good and bad. March 6- College Prep Day: Understand how to fill out applications for financial aid, scholarships, and learn how to create a resume for future job applications.

April 17 – Mind and Body Wellness Day: Understand how liv- ing a healthy life style will help you deal with the stresses of life. May 1 – Field Trip ( All Day)
May 8 – Graduation: Students will plan their own graduation party.

THIS YEAR WE ARE OFFERING TWO $1000 SCHOLAR- SHIPS! Call 719-845-4894 to register!


Carnegie honors artist Sheigla Hartman

TRINIDAD — Sheigla Hartman’s exhibit of drawings featuring cats is on display in October. The closing reception is Friday, October 18, 5:30 pm. Everyone is welcome to come and meet the artist, light refreshments will be served.


Hunter Education Class

TRINIDAD — There will be a two day hunter education class Saturday and Sunday, October 19 and 20 at the Prator Range, 42013 CR 24.6. Saturday hours are 8 am to 5 pm; Sunday hours are 2 to 5 pm. Students must register on line at registered.com . For more information call 719-859-1916.


Apishapa Valley Historical Society Annual Chili Cook Off

AGUILAR — Get your chili on Saturday October 19, 11 am to 1 pm at the Aguilar Community Center! There will be a judges/ $50 prize for both Red & Green chili and crowd favorite. Bring the family & friends. For a $6 donation you can sample chili, get a bowl of your favorite, plus sides and a drink. To get entry form or for more info call Deb at 680- 0861 or Pat 680-1393.

This fundraiser is to help the upkeep and improvements to the Apishapa Valley Heritage Center at 151 E. Main St. Lots of history of the area! We are closed for the year but appointments can still be set up for tours or private visits by calling Charlie at 719-859-0918 or Pat.


Boncarbo volunteer fire department flea market

BONCARBO — A flea market will be sponsored by the Bon- Carbo Volunteer Fire Dept. Auxiliary Saturday, October 19, 8 am to 2 pm at the Boncarbo Fire Station, 14589 CR 57.7


 719-846-8538
Booth Fee $ 10.00
Vendors should arrive between 6:30am – 7am


ABC disability group fall festival

HOEHNE — A sensory friendly Fall Festival for our disabled community will be held Saturday, October 19, 10 am, at Nicol’s Cottonwood Corner, 19990 County Road 75.1. The Fall Festival is hosted by A.B.C Disability Support Group. Come out and enjoy pumpkin painting, games, face painting and more! Each pumpkin will cost $5, this will include materials to paint your pumpkin


Dying Well/Savoring Life workshops

TRINIDAD — “Dying Well: Planning for Death While Savor- ing Life”, is a series of workshops continuing Sunday, October 20, noon to 2 pm at the Samuels Fellowship Building, 510 Pine Street. The featured speaker this Sunday is Rebecca Shandrick, an attorney who specializes in elder care law and disabled care Sunday’s session will focus upon elder care law, as well as the legal rights we have as we age.

The free workshops are hosted by Zion’s Lutheran Church. the final workshop will be held October 27, with each session focusing upon different topics related to death and dying. For more information call (719) 846-7785 or email zionsluth@gmail.com .


Philosophy Café at the Carnegie

TRINIDAD — Every month, Susanne van der Meer and Tom Potter host an informal discussion centering loosely around philosophy. This month the Café will be held Monday October 21, 5 pm upstairs in the main room. To recognize Conflict Resolution Month, we’ll start with a reading of The Rabbit Listened, the children’s book by Cori Doerrfeld, then see where the conversation goes. This program is free and open to the public.


ABC Disability Support Group presentation

TRINIDAD — Join ABC Disability Support Group for an interactive webinar, “Making Friends Creating a Circle of Support” Tuesday, October 22, 1 pm at Alta Vista Alternatives, 415 S Indiana Avenue. Materials, snacks, and childcare provided. For more information call 719-220-4558.


Food for Thought presents photographer Joe Coca

TRINIDAD — Food for Thought is an ongoing education series offered at Trinidad State. It allows residents to network and learn something interesting on their lunch hour. Visitors are encouraged to either bring their lunch or buy something from the college cafeteria down the hall. The first 2019 fall presentation will be held Wednesday, October 23, 12 to 12:45 pm in the Pioneer Room at the Sullivan Center. This month’s food for thought features award-winning photographer Joe (Adrian) Coca who returned to Las Animas County after 50 years and will share his experiences in photography. at noon,

There is no charge to attend the presentation. For more in- formation about “Food for Thought” or Coca’s presentation, contact Donna Haddow at 719-846-5724 or donna.haddow@trinidadstate.edu .


Wear Purple Thursday!

TRINIDAD — October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Advocates Against Domestic Assault, AADA, #Purple Thursday event will be held Thursday, October 24. This event is to raise awareness about Domestic Violence participants will wear purple Thursday, October 24 to show support to survivors of Domestic Violence. Snap a “selfie” or group picture and send it to us via email to aadatrinidad@gmail.com or tag us on Facebook to Aada Trinidad. We would love to share all your pictures on Social Media to help raise awarenmess about Domestic Violence!

If you or someone you know needs help, please contact: Advocates Against Domestic Assault, 719-846-9159 office or 719-846-6665 Crisis Line.


Carnegie celebrates Conflict Resolution Month with book reading

TRINIDAD — Children’s librarian, Phyllis Kilgroe, will read The Rabbit Listened, by Cori Doerrfeld Thursday, October 24, 5:30 to 6:30 pm in the downstairs Childrens Library at the Carnegie.

It’s a beautiful little book about Taylor, who experiences a great disappointment, and how all the animals try to help. Everyone is invited. The Library will give away copies of the book to some lucky children who attend. After the reading, Susanne van der Meer, from Conflict Resolution Month, will lead some fun activities. Enjoy complimentary light refreshments.


Care Kits at Carnegie Public Library

TRINIDAD — Join Mallory Pillard and other volunteers to assemble Care Kits for citizens in need Friday, October 25, 3 pm at the Carnegie Public Library Community Room, 202 N. Animas Street. Care Kits are for those experiencing homelessness.

We’re seeking donations of new socks, soft food (like applesauce cups,) toothpaste, toothbrushes, deodorant, soap, band-aids, baby wipes, and so on. If you’ve been wanting to help, but not sure how, this is a great opportunity to get involved! Call for more information: 719-846-6841


Grief Support Group

TRINIDAD — Sangre de Cristo Hospice & Palliative Care & Mt. Carmel Wellness & Community Center have teamed up to offer a program that helps people who have lost ones find ways to cope and continue on. The first meeting will be held Friday, October 25, 4 to 6 pm at Mt. Carmel Wellness & Community Center, 911 Robinson Avenue. Each meeting will include a segment on coping with grief plus an activity such as cooking class or social event. To register call 719-845-4894 or email adipaola@mtcarmelcenter.org



GrowRaton! Entrepreneur workshops

RATON — Ever dream of starting your own business? These hands-on workshops are for start-up entrepreneurs or business owners wanting to scale up. We begin with a series of FREE two-day workshops over four months. You’ll learn valuable skills and meet successful local business people.

The first workshops are Friday and Saturday, October 11 and 12. The Friday workshop is 6 to 9 pm; the Saturday work- shop runs 9 am to 3 pm. All workshops will be held at The Center for Community Innovation, 130 Park Avenue.

Register for the SGR series today! Contact Patricia Duran to register: 575-224-6718 or Patricia.Duran@GrowRaton.org

Dates of the upcoming workshops are November 8-9; December 6-7; and January 10-11.


Disc Golf Doubles Tournament takes flight on Saturday in Raton

RATON — Grab your discs and do your stretches! This Saturday, October 12, the Raton Disc Golf Association is ‘throw- ing’ their 3rd Annual Whistle Stop Throwdown Doubles Tournament at the beautiful Roundhouse Park, located at 100 Memorial Lane in Raton. Player registration begins at 9 am, with a player meeting at 9:30. Tee off time begins promptly at 10 am.

Featuring two rounds of 19 holes, there will be plenty of disc golf action to be had. As a now official Olympic sport, disc golf is a great opportunity to get out into nature and grab some fresh air, while taking in the sights and getting in some excel- lent low-impact exercise.

Directions to the course are: I-25 to exit 452. Head west on Cook Avenue for .4 miles and then make a slight left to stay on Cook. Take the first left onto Martinez St. and park in the south lot of the baseball field. The first tee is located behind the gazebo at the far end of the parking lot.

The fee to participate in the Raton Disc Golf Association’s 3rd Annual Whistle Stop Throwdown Doubles tournament is $50 per team, with a $5 optional ace and there will be a huge raffle! Come out and play this Saturday!


Fred Harvey’s Southwest Couriers: “All Aboard !!!”

RATON — Grab your walking shoes, cameras, and a hat as we bump along the old dirt roads to take a detour of the grand southwest in this wonderful performance by Vanann Moore Saturday, October 12, 7 pm at Raton Museum, 108 South 2nd Street.

A new breed of courageous, intelligent, and hard-working women traveled west from the 1880’s as Harvey Girls, and then as Southwestern Detour Couriers from the 1920’s through the great depression. The railroads and the Fred Harvey system encouraged these young unmarried girls to head west to work for him, and become a part of the Southwestern land- scape. The college-educated Detour Couriers, or Tour Guides, were a major part of the travel industry enlightening travelers about the history, and unique beauty of the entire southwest. Along with young men who drove the touring cars, and buses, these women took willing passengers off the railroads and from the Fred Harvey Hotels to the ancient Indian Pueblos, National Parks, and other places of interest. They were the “walking-talking billboards” for the history, beauty and opportunities of the then little known southwest.


Cimarron Days Fall Festival

CIMARRON — Cimarron Days Fall Festival will be held Saturday and Sunday, October 12 and 13 at Village Park. Games, bake sale, Miss Cimarron contest, food, music, and a variety of vendors. Vendor booths are $10 or $20 for an electrical hook-up. Flyers posted around village with more information or Call Pat Gruver at 575-613-3476 or Teresita at 505-930-8107. This event is sponsored by Citizens for Cimarron. Proceeds go towards the December Toy Run.


NM State Democratic Platform and Resolution Committee

RATON — Democratic friends and colleagues, we invite you to join the New Mexico State Platform and Resolution Committee (SPARC) at the “old” Colfax County Courthouse on Saturday, October 12, 9 am-3 pm. Lunch will be available for purchase, provided by Raton’s Casa Lemus. The intention of SPARC, in holding these forums throughout our State, is to have the words of this important document, by the NM Democrats, come alive. You are an essential part of this process;


Benefit Cornhole Tourney

RATON — Help out a fellow citizen at the benefit cornhole tournament Saturday, October 12, 1 pm at Raton Pass Motor Inn, 308 Canyon Drive. Proceeds will benefit Tracy Hall to help cover medical costs for his lung transplant. Cash prizes for first, second, and third place provided by local businesses. $40 team entry fee, $20 for an individual. Registration begins at 12 pm, event begins at 1 pm. For more information call 575- 445-3641.


Harding County Health Fair

MOSQUERO — The fall health fair sponsored by Harding County Health Council will be held Wednesday, October 16, 9:30 am to 2 pm at the Mosquero Schools Gymnasium. This is a chance to receive Flu Shots, win Door Prizes, have blood tests, receive health information, meet a VA representative, and participate in a Blood Drive.


Fins, Flippers & Mermaid Festival

RATON — Get ready for the Rocky Mountain Fins, Flippers & Mermaid Festival Saturday, October 19 through Sunday, October 20 at Raton Regional Aquatic Center, 100 Memorial Lane. Call 575-445-4271 for more information.


Capulin Astronomy Nights

CAPULIN — Come join Capulin Astronomy Rangers for our summer series of astronomy nights, Saturday, October 19, 7:30 pm. 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 out- door 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.


Halos Fall Carnival at CHS

CIMARRON — Come out and support your Cimarron High School, 165 N Collison, Friday, October 25, 5:30 to 7:30 pm. Many fun activities like cake walk, games, and food. Check flyers posted around village for more information.


Alliance Brass at the Shuler Theater

RATON — Alliance Brass, one of the country’s most exciting ensembles, will be performing at Friday, October 25, 7 pm at the Shuler Theater. Dazzling audiences with a repertoire rang- ing from the early Renaissance to jazz and beyond, the ensemble’s rigorous performance schedule has brought audiences to their feet all over the United States.

Members of the ensemble have also performed all over the world from Canada and Mexico to Russia, the UK, and Japan, having shared the stage with ensembles such as the Boston Symphony Orchestra, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, and the Cleveland Orchestra. In addition to performance, the ensemble is equally dedicated to the education of the next generation of musicians and music-lovers alike. Reserved seating tickets are $20.

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