Upcoming Events for week of October 3, 2019


HCCC meets today

WALSENBURG — Come to the Huerfano County Communication Coalition (HCCC) meeting, Thursday, October 3, 12 pm at the Huerfano County Ambulance building, 326 Main Street. Lunch will be served and many members of the community will be on hand to share their upcoming activities. If you would like to be on the agenda, call Debbie Channel at 719-250-9367 or email: dchannel@sprhc


“What the Tech?!” at LVPL

LA VETA — La Veta Public Library will offer free tech support and technology training for patrons thanks to a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). This two-year project will begin with a public pro- gram on Thursday, October 3, 2 to 3:30 pm showcasing some inspiring and creative ways La Veta residents are already using tech in their daily life and work. You are warmly invited to attend.


No story time this week at Spanish Peaks Library

WALSENBURG — Spanish Peaks Library will not have story time Friday, October 4. Ms. Sherry will be in Denver at the Colorado Early Literacy Conference, getting some great new ideas for story time. We will be back to our regular schedule of every Friday morning at 10:30 am, the next week. Please feel free to call the library at 738-2774 if you have any questions.’


The Home Fires at Deerprint Wine & Bistro

LA VETA — Americana duo, The Home Fires, will take the stage Friday, October 4, 6 pm at Deerprint. The Home Fires, based in Minneapolis is comprised of critically acclaimed singer/songwriters, Sarah Morris and Vicky Emerson. The duo tour nationally, have opened for Emmylou Harris and were nominated for Americana Artist of the Year by the Midwest Country Music Association in 2018. Tickets available on https://squareup.com/store/deerprint-wine-and-bistro .


Eagles Auxillary officer election

WALSENBURG — The Walsenburg Eagles Lodge #1187, are having an officer election at their next meeting Friday, October 4, 7:30 pm at Eagles Hall. Candidates for Vice president and conductor are needed. Join us for the next meeting and support your Walsenburg FOE!


Dana Cooper at the Mercantile

LA VETA — Out of the heartland of America, stomping grounds of Truman and Twain, “powerhouse” troubadour Dana Cooper dedicated himself to a life of music over 40 years ago. Cooper will perform Friday, October 4, 7 pm at the La Veta Mercantile. He is the recipient of the 2014 Heritage Musician award, the 2015 Spirit of Folk award winner, and was nominated for the Kerrville Folk Festival Hall of Fame. Cooper’s songs have been recorded by top-notch artists such as bluegrass star Claire Lynch; Irish vocalist Maura O’Connell; and songwriters Pierce Pettis and Susan Werner. Tickets are $15 advance or $18 day of show.


Fox Theatre schedule

WALSENBURG — After a few weekends of special events, the Fox Theatre is returning to the regular movie showings this weekend October 4 – 6; Friday and Saturday nights 7:30 and Sunday matinee at 3 pm. On Friday, Oc- tober 11, the Fox is hosting a special screening of “Desolation Center”. Saturday will feature the regularly scheduled movie matinee at 3 pm and a 7:30 pm showing, Sunday 3 pm.


La Veta Village garage sale

LA VETA — Start Oktoberfest by stopping by the HUGE GARAGE SALE Saturday Only, October 5, 8 am to 3 pm at La Veta Village, 109 E. Francisco. New items available for your early Christmas shopping. Breakfast burritos, cinnamon rolls, coffee and juice available while you shop. See you there!


Oktoberfest Half-Marathon

HUERFANO COUNTY — REGISTER NOW for the Oktoberfest Half-Marathon Saturday, October 5. The run includes a 1,800’ net elevation drop on Hwy 12 with a gradual descent from Cuchara to La Veta. Register now at www.twopeaksfitness.org/activities or on the day of the race beginning at 7 am. For more information, call 719-742-3555


Oktoberfest 5K fun run

LA VETA — Not ready for a half marathon? Enter the 2019 Oktoberfest 5K fun run which will be held Saturday, October 5, 8:30 am.

Please register in advance at twopeaksfitness.org/activities/ or active.com.


Oktoberfest blood drive

LA VETA — The La Veta Fire Protection District will host the Oktoberfest Bonfils/Vitalant Mobile Blood Drive on Saturday, October 5, 10 am to 2 pm, 100 Block of East Ryus Ave. by the

A.T.M. Interested donors wishing to donate a unit of life-saving blood are invited to call Sue Pezze at 719-742-3239 (cell 719-989-7931) to schedule an appointment. ‘Walk-ins’ are also welcomed but appointments are rec- ommended.


Oktoberfest 2019!

LA VETA — Fall is in the air and that means that La Veta Oktoberfest is right around the corner. If you haven’t had a chance to attend La Veta’s Oktoberfest, what are you waiting for? Held on the first Saturday of every Oc- tober, this incredible day includes a car show, German band, dancing in the street all day long, over 60 arts, crafts, and food vendors, a Veteran’s tribute, and a German Biergarten. This year Oktoberfest is Saturday, October 5!

The year makes the 33rd year that the celebration that began as last hurrah to say goodbye to summer has been happening. It has grown to wonderful event where people come from far and wide to meet up with old friends and make new ones. La Veta is cool and colorful this time of year and it is a perfect time to have some fun in the Budweiser sponsored bier garden and do a little dancing in the streets! This year we are proud to have back with us the Alan Polivka German Band to start off the day and the highly acclaimed Slope Side band out of Denver playing rock and roll and oldies in the afternoon. There will be a live DJ all day to keep things moving and to present prizes from the raffle drawings. The morning will start off with the Color Guards and a moving veterans celebration, and at 1:00 a new Oktoberfest King and Queen will be crowned. You can also enjoy the high stepping el Fandango Dancers. You won’t want to miss the largest car show in Southern Colorado hosted by the Twin Peaks Rodders with an amazing assortment of vintage and hot rod cars. All day long there will be amazing food and crafts from over 80 vendors offering a wonderful variety of tasty treats and exciting arts and craft items. This is a free event and all of the proceeds go to provide scholarships to Huerfano County students and to help the less fortunate in our communities. Come out and enjoy the day!


Oktoberfest at Francisco Fort

LA VETA — Colonel John Mays Francisco and family invite you to stop by The Fort, 306 S. Main St., on Oktoberfest for the following:

Crooked Hook Blacksmith: demonstrating from 11 am to 3 pm. (Free with museum admission)

PRISM Paranormal: presents evidence gathered in the museum from 3to 4:30 pm in the La Veta Public Library. (By donation).

PRISM Paranormal Museum Team: hosts various stations displaying their equipment and evidence throughout the museum campus. Small groups will be guided to stations every 30 minutes beginning at 5:30 pm up to 7:30 pm. YOU MUST PREPAY AND PREREGISTER FOR THIS EVENT AT THE MUSEUM BY 3 pm, October 5th! (Admission $10 per person.)

For more information call or visit 719-742-5501 or www.franciscofort.org
Fall hours: Thursday through Saturday,

10 am. to 4 pm through October 5, last day of the season.


MUGFEST at La Veta Gallery

LA VETA — The Gallery on Main, 210 S. Main, will join in the Oktoberfest fun with a special showing of MANY MUGS of all kinds Saturday, October 5, 10 am to 6 pm. Visit: www.lavetagalleryonmain.com for more info.


Oktoberfest after party at the Mission Saloon

LA VETA — Keep the Oktoberfest party going with Grant Wilkens’ live acoustic music from 7 pm to 11 pm at the Mission Saloon, (The Mission Saloon is behind Sammie’s, 124 N Main, La Veta). For more info call 989-5980.


Religious education classes

WALSENBURG — It’s not too late to sign up for the Catholic Religious education classes which continues every Sunday, 9 am to 10:15 am, at the St. Mary, O.L.S. parish office. Call for more information: (719) 738-1204.”


Benefit brunch at Eagles Hall

WALSENBURG — The Eagles Lodge #1187 will host a community breakfast/brunch Sun- day, October 6, 11 am to 2 pm at 614 Main Street. The proceeds for the breakfast will go into the John Mall Scholarship fund. Tickets are $5 for adults and $2.50 for kids. The meal includes pancakes, sausage, scrambled eggs, and coffee or juice.


MOF celebration

WALSENBURG — Come celebrate the completion of Phase 1 of the Roof and Dick Build- ing/the Museum of Friends, 106 Main St., Sunday, October 6, 2 pm.

Please join us at 2 pm sharp to meet Danielle Lewon, Historic Preservation Specialist of History Colorado State Historical Fund to help us celebrate and to participate in the rib- bon cutting ceremony while learning more about the future building rehabilitation and programming updates.

MOF will also be giving tours of the re- habilitation of exterior masonry, the foundation, and the completion of the elevator. The elevator is installed and accesses the basement, ground floor and 2nd floor. It allows people with disabilities to access the permanent collection on the 2nd floor. This permanent collection includes over 1600 works of contemporary art: painting, prints, sculptures, photographs, and drawings now able to be seen for the first time by many who could not access it by foot.

Please let us know if you would like to help plan or sponsor the upcoming 2019 GALA to Save the Roof & Dick Building Phase 2 on Friday November 15, 2019 from 5:30 pm to 9:30 pm. For more info call 719-738-2858.


Eric Bachman memorial at Pétanque Tournament

LA VETA — We continue to honor our friend and seminal pétanque champion Eric Bach- man at our annual tournament, Sunday, October 6, 2 pm. ALL are invited to join us for our annual, informal and friendly, free pé- tanque tournament. Everyone is welcome to play or watch. This game is similar to bocce ball but is French! Light food and beverages provided but bring a chair and hat.

The tournament is at Brad and Nicole’s house, 402 South Main Street. The schedule is: 2-3 pm- sign-up, learn rules, and practice; 3:15pm-tournament starts! For more information email: nicolecopel@yahoo.com .


Tom Munch & Close n Counter at the Mercantile

LA VETA — Tom Munch has brought a blend of Southwest-Folk-Jazz to Southern Colorado’s music scene for over 3 decades. Munch will return to the La Veta Mercantile stage Sunday, October 6, 7 pm. His versatility also is seen in an impressive repertoire of some 3000 songs. Tom’s styles include jazz standards, western, folk, classic rock, R&B, children’s and rare historic songs, plus originals.


SCCOG Early Learning Center preschool openings

WALSENBURG — The SCCOG Early Learn- ing Center has four new openings for children who may qualify for CPP funds. Children must be three years of age or older by November 1st and have the CPP’s qualifying factors to be eligible. If eligible, children may attend the center free of charge from 9 am to 12 pm. Child care services are available before 9 am and after 12 pm if desired. Interested parents should drop by the Center at 100 West Spruce Street in the mornings Monday-Thursdays and see if this program fits their needs.


Dorcas Circle Thrift Shop seeks volunteers

WALSENBURG — Dorcas Circle Thrift Shop, 911 South Main, needs volunteers to sort clothes. Volunteer for 2+ hour shifts, on their open days, Tuesday & Thursday, 10 am to 4 pm. Dorcas Circle Food Pantry and Clothing Shop serves Huerfano area folks in need of thrift clothing and free food and is 100% volunteers. We also take clothing and small items donations. For more info call 738-2291.


LV Homeschool Collaborative

LA VETA — The La Veta Homeschool Collaborative will meet Monday, October 7, 2 to 4 pm in the La Veta public library meeting room. For more information contact Sandy Willcox at 719-989-8756 The collaborative is for any homeschooled children from pre- school to high school. This month’s fun activity is learning about science of your sight, hearing, feel, and motion. Look us up on Facebook at La Veta homeschoolers.


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.


Creative District Meeting at La Veta Mercantile

LA VETA — The La Veta community is work- ing hard towards becoming a designated Creative District! The experts who will be helping us walk through the 10 readiness steps to- wards becoming a Creative District will be at the La Veta Mercantile Monday, October 7, 5:30 – 7:30 pm. Light food and a cash bar will be available.

Becoming a Creative District will allow the La Veta community to promote the area’s unique identity and market it as an appealing place to live, conduct business, and attract visitors. The creative district designation will also afford the community with opportunities for community funding, mentorship, and statewide advertising.


October Care ‘n Share

WALSENBURG — The October Care ‘n Share food distribution for Huerfano County will be Tuesday, October 8, 10 to about 11:30 am at Delaney Hall on E 7th. Bring proper ID and bags or box for food. Food passed out on first come first serve basis. “This institution is an equal opportunity provider.”


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 ten- sion and regain range of motion, elasticity, flexibility, and strength. Class size is limited, so please register through Bonnie.

When: Tuesdays beginning October 8 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


Republican meeting

WALSENBURG — The Huerfano County Republican Committee will meet Tuesday, October 8, 6 pm at La Plaza Inn, 118 W. 6th St. for its monthly meeting. 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.


SPBA: upgrade your building

CUCHARA — Do you have a building? Spanish Peaks Business Alliance (SPBA) will host a workshop Tuesday, October 8, 6 to 8 pm at Cuchara Mountain Mercantile which will help building owners learn about resources to help

improve and renovate their buildings. Presentations will cover History Colorado’s State Historical Fund, the Commercial Property As- sessed Clean Energy Program, and USDA Rural Development Programs for Businesses.


Evening spin bike returns

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


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”.

Blood draws will be held; Wednesday, October 9, 7 to 10 am at La Veta Clinic; Friday, October 11, 7 to 10 am at Spanish Peaks Ambulance Ga- rage. 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.


La Veta/Cuchara Chamber meeting

LA VETA — The La Veta/Cuchara Chamber of Commerce will hold its monthly board meeting Thursday, October 10, 8 am, in the La Veta school library.


Movie matinee at LVPL

LA VETA — Join us at the LaVeta 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 LaVeta Library. Free refreshments. For more information, 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 Spanish Peaks Outfitters.


Show choir starts soon

LA VETA — Warming up those vocal chords? Get ready, because the FCPA Show Choir needs you!!! rehearsals with a cadre of eclectic music awaits your talents. rehearsals start next Thursday, October 10, 5 to 6:30 pm at Mountain View Baptist Church (707 South Main, La Veta) (this temporary venue change is due to a scheduling conflict at the theater due to rehearsals for the upcoming Carol Burnett Show, opening October 25). Questions? Call Di Sortore at 303 882 7764


Special movie showing “Desolation Center”

WALSENBURG — A special 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. Trailer: https://youtu/be/KDSJAj43oE


Art Welding at LVSA

LA VETA — Instructor Doug Anderson will teach Art Welding at The La Veta School of the Arts Saturday and Sunday, October 12 and 13. The cost is $150 payable to LVSA and a Lab Fee of $60 payable to the instructor on the first day of class for welding supplies. This intensive two-day class will give students a hands- on introduction to gas and mig welding techniques, with an emphasis on welding safety. Common methods for cutting steel will be demonstrated along with often implemented art metal techniques used for creating found object and mild steel sculpture. On Day Two, the instructor will assist you in creating a sculpture from found objects. All classes take place at LVSA, across from town park in La Veta. For more information and to register for this weekend class, visit www.theLVSA.org, call 719-742-5193 or email LVArtSchool@yahoo.com. Individual attention is insured; class size is limited to 7.


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 Colorado Department of Health & Envi- ronment 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 house- holds 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 lo- cations: 1) between the St. Mary Church and rectory, and 2) at the VA nursling home west of Walsenburg. Contact John at 719-225-6969 or Oress at 719-738-5735 for more information.


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!


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 La Veta 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 Old Cantina”. Tickets are $15 in ad- vance, or $18 day of show. Please visit: www.facebook.com/events/2356343174399190/ for more info.



Trinidad Town Hall with Ike McCorkle

TRINIDAD — Come meet your next Congressmen, retired Marine Officer, proud father of three, and progressive Veteran, Ike McCorkle Thursday, October 3, 7 to 8 pm at Sita’s Kitchen, 107 E Main Street. Check out our job creation plan at ike4co.com, have a great meal at Sita’s Kitchen and talk with your next Congressmen IKE about how we make government serve us! For more information call 719-859-5574 or visit ike4co.com


Senior Day at Books & More

TRINIDAD — Friday, October 4 is Senior Day at Books & More Bookstore, 132 N. Commercial Street. Most items 50% off. Store hours 11-4:30.


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 4, 4 – black glue and chalk Contact Abigail to enroll: 719-846-7217 or abigail.melton@state.co.us .


Trinidad High School Homecoming

TRINIDAD — THS homecoming is Friday, October 4. The schedule of events is:
1PM- Homecoming Parade, Downtown
3pm, Homecoming Community BBQ, Dutch Nogel Stadium at Trinidad High School, Sponsored by Evergreen Natural Resources
5PM, Terry Learning Center Dedication, High School

7pm, Football Game, Miners VS John Mall Panthers, Introduction of Homecoming Royalty at Halftime


First Friday Art Walk

TRINIDAD — Come down to downtown Trinidad Friday, October 4, 5 to 7 pm for the First Friday Art Walk.
Opening Reception- Trinidad Photography Gallery 319 W. Main

Corazon Gallery- 149 E Main St Ste 1,
Marketplace Gallery, 149 E. Main Street. The Critter Show

Raggio, Commercial St.
Sawa Art Gallery- 114 E. Main
The Gallery at Bachman and Associates Real Estate, 132 E Main Street, Fine Art by Leigh Elliot
Tours of Fox Theater
A. R. Mitchell Museum of Western Art- 150 E. Main St


Trinidad Power of Prayer Night

TRINIDAD — Come out Friday, October 4, 6 to 9 pm at at Central Park Upper Field when we will be praying for 1st Responders, Law Enforcement, our Children, Schools, Fallen So- ciety, and Church Revival. Special guest speakers will be Commissioner Louise Lopez and George Dasko. Live Music will be provided by Rockees, and food provided by Coal Stove.


Grace Christian School yard sale

TRINIDAD — Grace Christian School is having a yard sale Friday, October 4, 9 am to 3 pm and Saturday, October 5, 9 am to 12 pm at the school, 1001 Obregon Street. Lots of used treasures for sale. Drinks & snacks available. More Information: 719-846-6133


Benefit Bake Sale

TRINIDAD — There will be a benefit bake sale to benefit ABC Disability Support Group Saturday, October 5, 9 am to 1 pm at Hometown Pharmacy, 824 E Main Street. For more information call 719-220-4558.


2019 Purgatoire River Fall Cleanup

TRINIDAD — Come learn about your river, walk the River Walk trail, and help clean up your river! Saturday, October 5, 9:30 am to 12:30 pm. All ages welcome! All for free!
9:30 am- Meet near Noah’s Ark Shelter Parking Lot (behind Toyota Dealership) 224 N. Chestnut

10 am- Educational River Speakers
10:30 am to 12:30 pm- River Cleanup
12:30-Free lunch for registered volunteers
• Free snacks, drinks, wearable river goodies, and lunch!
• Bring gloves if you have them – otherwise we’ll have extras • We supply all the other cleanup gear
• Learn about your river & ask questions to local experts!
• Safety first! We’ll only pick up trash that is safe to get to!
• Wear your water shoes if you want to get in the river!

Project Sponsors & Partners: Purgatoire Watershed Partnership, Trinidad Community Foundation, Trout Unlimited, City of Trinidad, Twin Enviro, Creek Week Campaign, Purgatoire Watershed Weed Management Collaborative, Spanish Peaks-Purgatoire River Conservation District, Purgatoire River Water Conservancy District, NRCS and CWCB

For more information contact: Julie Knudson, Purgatoire Watershed Partnership (PWP), 970-420-1915, jknudson@purgatoirepartners.org


Kiwanis Demolition Derby

TRINIDAD — The fifth annual derby will be held Saturday, October 5, 2 to 5 pm at Las Animas County Fairgrounds. For more information visit trinidadkiwanis.org.


Spanish Peaks Inn

GULNARE — Spanish Peaks Inn has Taco Tuesday and dinner specials on Thursday and Friday nights. Want to learn line dancing? Come out Tuesdays at 3:30 pm and join our line dancing group, we are doing country and hip hop! Live music and dancing most weekends!

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


Dying Well/Savoring Life workshops

TRINIDAD — “Dying Well: Planning for Death While Savor- ing Life”, is a series of workshops continuing Sunday, October 6, 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. Subsequent workshops will be held on Oct. 20 and 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 .


Hatmaking class at TSJC

TRINIDAD — A Hatmaking Class, hosted by Southern Rockies Heritage School, will be held Monday, October 7 through Thursday, October 10, 8 am to 5 pm at TSJC. Tuition is $325 for the class, plus approximately $325 for each hat a student chooses to make. Most students make two hats. For more information visit: https://www.southernrockiesheritageschool.org or call 719 846-5724 to register.


Canvas & Conversation

TRINIDAD —The monthly Canvas and Conversation at Mt Carmel Wellness Center, 911 Robinson Ave. will be Monday, October 7, 6- 8 pm. The cost for the class is $25 per person which includes art supplies, snacks, glass of wine and wonderful conversation! Call Patricia Duran at 719-845-4875 to re- serve your spot or email Patricia at pduran@mtcarmelcenter.org.


Bicycle tourism in Trinidad

TRINIDAD — Two Visioning Workshops on the future of bi- cycle tourism for Trinidad, will be held Tuesday, October 8, 9 to 12:30 am or 2 to 4:30 pm at the City Council Chambers, 3rd Floor City Hall. Please RSVP to Marty Hackett at 719-846-9512.


Mt. Carmel Youth Choir rehearsals begin

TRINIDAD — The Mt. Carmel Youth Choir rehearsals every Tuesday, 4 to 5:15 pm at Mt Carmel Community Center, 911 Robinson. The choir is open to all children in grades 4-6 and is free of charge. Rehearsals will take place every Tuesday afternoon in Mt. Carmel’s Garden Room from 4-5:15 pm. Instructed is by Connie Pallone, Toni Mangino, and Geneva Villegas. For more information call 719-845-4894.


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


Medicare Options in 2020

TRINIDAD — Learn more about Medicare on Monday, October 7, 1 to 3 pm at Mt. Carmel Community Center, 911 Robinson Avenue. During this seminar, you will learn about different parts of Medicare and explore exciting new options coming in 2020.

Open to the public. For more information / RSVP call 719- 339-1935.


Meet the Candidates at TSJC

TRINIDAD — We will be holding our annual Meet the Candidates event Tuesday October, 8, 6 pm in the Massari auditorium.

-Candidates running for Mayor, Trinidad City Council and Trinidad School District 1 will be attending.

-We will also have representatives from the Ambulance District, TSD1, The Las Animas Democrats and the The Las Animas Republicans sharing on ballot issues. Come be in- formed. The event is a free service to our community.


Apishapa Valley Historical Society

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.


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 local Trinidad 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 Sunday, 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


You’re invited to our Family Cafe at TSJC

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: tlac-chamber@outlook.com or by phone 719-846-9285.


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.


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 SCHOLARSHIPS! Call 719-845-4894 to register!


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 BOOTH SPACE AVAILABLE

 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


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.



25th Annual Walk/Run for Domestic Violence Awareness

RATON — Join with the Raton PBW & Raton Kiwanis Club for the 2019 Walk for Domestic Violence Awareness Saturday, October 5, 8:30 to 11 am at Ripley Park, Savage Avenue. All proceeds go to Alternatives to Violence here in Raton and go a long way to helping cover costs that grants do not specifically address. With your help, this community support helps ATV to carry out the work that they do. Registration begins at 8:30 am and Walk/Run starts at 9 am. 1, 3, and 5 mile courses are available and cash prizes. For more information call Michael Anne, 575-447-3723 or Paula 505-918-3759.


5th Annual Petfest

RATON — The annual petfest, presented by the Raton Humane Society, will be held Saturday, October 5, 10 am to 4 pm at Ripley Park, Savage Avenue. Activities include music by the Rasal Tappers, food and craft vendors, games for kids, obstacle course for dogs, frozen t-shirt contest, horseshoes for adults, ring toss for children, corn hole for adults, bean bag toss for children, free children’s horse rides, and blessing of the animals. For more information call 575-445-8640


Capulin Astronomy Nights

CAPULIN — Come join Capulin Astronomy Rangers for our summer series of astronomy nights, Saturday, October 5, 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.


Ball in the House at the Shuler Theater

RATON — Join us for a jaw-dropping, live a cappella performance at The Shuler Theater Saturday, October 8, 7 pm. Ball in the House is an R&B/soul/pop a cappella group based out of Boston, MA. With their extensive tour schedule (approx 230 shows a year), Ball in the House has performed all over the country! They have performed with such artists as The Beach Boys, Fantasia, The Jonas Brothers, Gladys Knight, Lionel Richie, Jessica Simpson, Blondie, The Temptations, Smokey Robinson, KC & The Sunshine Band, and numerous others. Admission is $20, reserved seating. For more information visit: https://www.facebook.com/Shuler- Theater/videos/2695948093782529/


GrowRaton! Workshops for entrepreneurs

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 work- shop is 6 to 9 pm; the Saturday workshop 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.


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 landscape. 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 rail- roads 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.


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.


Mesa Vista Veterinary Hospital calendar photo contest

RATON — We will have both a small and large animal calendar for our 2020 calendar contest. Small Animal Calendar Photos should be of any domestic pet. Large Animal Calendar Photos should be of any equine, bo- vine or other large animal. You may submit your digital entries to mvvh@bacavalley.com Photos can also be dropped off at the office on a flash drive.

Entry Requirements: Photos must be high resolution (300dpi – 600dpi) digital files in jpg format. Photos must be landscape (horizontal) to properly fit the calendar. Each participant can submit as many original pho- tos as they choose. Submissions must include: Photographers name, photo title, phone number, and address. Entry deadline is November 1. For more info call 575-445-3912.

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