Huerfano County Fair time!
LA VETA — The 81st Annual Huerfano County 4-H, FFA Fair and Livestock Sale opened Wednesday, August 8 and will run through Sunday, August 12. The fair grounds are located at 401 Moore Avenue. Come out and enjoy the fun!
Each day is full of events:
Thursday, August 9
8 am: Rabbit & Poultry Show 1 pm: Sheep & Goat Show 6:30 pm: Swine Show
Friday, August 10
7 am: FFA Breakfast
10 am: Horse Show
4:30 pm: Ag Coalition Appreciation
6 pm: Gymkhana
Saturday, August 11
9 am: Beef Show
1 pm: Round Robin 5 pm: Fun Night
Sunday, August 12
10 am: Cowboy Church 11:30 am: Buyers Dinner 2 pm: Livestock Sale
Open Mic at LV Mercantile tonight
LA VETA — Our first Open Mic Nite turned up some incredible local talent and we can’t wait to see what shows up next. Hosted by Ken Saydak, our next Open Mic Nite, Thurs- day,August9,7pmissuretobeahit.Welove hearing the gifted folks in this valley so send us a message on Facebook or stop by to sign up if you’d like to perform. Free admission.
Spanish Peaks Farm Stand new hours
WALSENBURG — To accomodate the lunch crowd the Farm Stand is now open from 11 am to 2 pm every Friday at the main entrance of Spanish Peaks Regional Health Center. Did you know you can use your SNAP card at the Spanish Peaks Farm Stand and get matched dollar for dollar, up to $20 per visit. The Dou- ble Up Food Bucks program will give you $1 towards fruits and veggies for every $1 you spend on SNAP-eligible foods. Learn more at doubleupcolorado.org.
Lathrop State Park activities:
10 things, rare sightings and Earth stories
WALSENBURG — Friday night, August 10, 7 pm at the Piñon Campground amphitheater the park naturalist presents Ten Things at La- throp State Park, a scavenger hunt for ten nat- ural objects that can be found at the park. Saturday morning, August 11, 9 am at the Piñon Campground amphitheater the park naturalist presents Rare Sightings, a family fun activity that involves solving picture and word puzzles to find the names of hard to find creatures at Lathrop State Park.
On Saturday evening, Storyteller Annette Meserve presents “Feet to the Earth Stories”. Join her for an evening of Earth stories with a Scottish flair. Meserve invites you to bring your curiosity and sense of humor…shoes are optional. The presentation will begin at 7 pm at the Piñon Campground Amphitheater.
As always, any vehicle entering Lathrop State Park must have a park pass. If you would like to attend but don’t have a park pass, remember you may check one out of either Spanish Peaks Library or La Veta Li- brary for up to one week. Lathrop State Park is 3 miles west of Walsenburg on Hwy 160.
Business resource assistance
LA VETA — The Small Business Devel- opment Center will host a resource assistance event Friday, August 10, 10 am to 3 pm at the La Veta Library. Is your business in need of technical support or financial assistance? Are you a displaced employee that has recently been laid off or have unemployment ques- tions? Business resource agency representa- tives and community lenders will be available in person to meet with local businesses and in- dividuals as a follow-up to the recent Spring Fire Disaster Assistance Center initial help provided. Whether you were affected by the Spring Fire or not, all businesses and individ- uals are encouraged to take advantage of the opportunity to meet with a variety of business and lender representatives that will be avail- able at one location to meet with you one-on- one.
Representatives in attendance will in- clude the Southern Colorado Small Business Development Center (SBDC), Small Business Administration – Colorado District Office (SBA), U.S. Department of Agriculture – CO Farm Services Division (USDA), Colorado Workforce Center – Walsenburg Office, Col- orado Minority Business Office (MBO), Latino
Chamber of Commerce, Colorado Lending Source, and Accion (lender).
Stop by for free event at your conven- ience on August 10th between 10 am – 3 pm. For questions, contact SBDC at 719-549-3224 or email@example.com.
Ag Coalition Ag Appreciation dinner
LA VETA — The Ag Coalition Ag Apprecia- tion dinner is being held Friday, August 10, 4:30to6pmatthe4-HFairbarnattheLaVeta Fairgrounds. This year KSPK will be broad- casting live from the event. The meal includes smoked brisket, potato salad, beans, rolls and beverages. The dinner is open to any with a connection to agriculture in Huerfano County. It doesn’t matter if you milk dairy cows, raise beef cattle, commercially grow crops or flowers, or raise goats for milk and cheese. The Ag Coalition is comprised of the Upper Huerfano Conservation District, Huerfano Basin Stockgrowers and Huerfano County Farm Bureau. The coalition provides the meal at no cost, but donations are accepted. This year the donations will be going toward a Spring Fire relief fund. Please come visit with your friends and neighbors and celebrate ag- riculture in Huerfano County.
JMHS Panther Brigade marching band concert/halftime show preview on
Friday, Aug 10, 5:30 pm
WALSENBURG — Come one come all! The JMHS Panther Brigade is giving a FREE con- cert on Friday August 10th at 5:30 PM at the JMHS Sports Complex!
Come hear all of the progress we have made this summer, including a the preview of our new halftime show “The Portrait of Do- rian Gray”!
Gates will be open at 5:00. Seating is first come first served. Hope to see you all there!
FCPA summer musical “Church Basement Ladies”
LA VETA — Francisco Center for the Per- forming Arts is pleased to announce the re- turn of our summer musical, “Church Basement Ladies” Friday and Saturday, Au- gust 10 and 11, 7 pm and Sunday, August 12, 2 pm. Repeat performances will be held next weekend, August 17, 18, and 19 at the same times. This musical, written by Jim Stowell and Jessica Zuehlke with music and lyrics by Drew Jansen, was inspired by the books of Janet Letnes Martin and Suzann Nelson. Tickets are $20 and available on line at: www.LaVetaTheaterWeb.org or at La Veta’s
North By Southwest. Member discounts apply. We will honor tickets purchased for the July shows. Please exchange them for new tickets or to get reimbursement. Call 719-890- 4220. See ad page 3
Senior Appreciation Day 2018
WALSENBURG — Spanish Peaks Regional Health Center is proud to announce our inau- gural Senior Day, Saturday, August 11 from 9 to noon. Come join us for fun, food and lots of free prizes. Bingo and vendors will provide much activity besides breakfast for free pro- vided by South Central Council of Govern- ments for anyone over the age of 60. Others will have to pay a $5 charge. For more infor- mation, please call Elisa at 719-738-5191. If anyone needs transportation to this event, you must contact Elisa before 12:00 noon on Fri- day, August 10.
Open house at new DATCO office, 125 E 5th
WALSENBURG — Help DATCO insurance and Tesitor Financial Services celebrate their new location at 125 E. 5th Street Saturday, 10 am to 2 pm. There will be food, entertainment and give aways. KSPK will be doing a live re- mote broadcast. For more information call 719-738-6830 or visit www.davidtesitor.com. See ad page 10
Open house at the new Huerfano County Democratic Party office
WALSENBURG — The Huerfano County Democratic Party is proud to announce the opening of our new office, located at the rear of the DATCO insurance building, 125 E. 5th Street. The office will be open Saturday, Au- gust11,10amto2pm. Comebyforavisit and find out what we stand for!
LV Art Studio & Gallery Tour
LA VETA — The annual La Veta Artists’ Stu- dio and Gallery Tour is this Saturday and Sun- day, August 11 & 12 between 10am – 4pm. The free self-guided tour begins at the SPACe Gal- lery in the Park where you pick up maps guid- ing you to the ten artist and gallery locations. Meet the artists and discover the mysteries of the creative process through art demonstra- tions and displays of artwork. Purchase art directly from the artists including paintings, batik art, jewelry, fiber art, photography, sculpture and pottery. Call 719-742-3074 for more information or visit the SPACe website at spanishpeaksarts.org. SPACe is open Tuesdays through Fridays 11- 4, Saturdays 10-4 and Sundays 12-4. See ad page 2
Stonewall Century Ride
LA VETA – The 15th annual Stonewall Cen- tury Ride, Saturday August 11, is an all-day out-and-back 102 mile bicycle ride from La Veta to Segundo and back. It is organized by Spanish Peaks Cycling Association, a non- profit 501(c)(3) organization. Proceeds from the ride will be donated to the La Veta and Stonewall fire protection districts. After the Spring Fire, we have a deep respect for the amazing firefighters who saved our com- munities. Spanish Peaks Cycling wants to use this event as a springboard to re-invigorate the summer commerce in La Veta and Cuchara. If you or your organization would like to set up a booth for free in City Park during the race contact Bethany LaLoge at 719-890-4220. The times for booths will be – set up at 10 am and then the event will run from 11am to 7 pm (vendors can leave earlier if they need).
For more information and to register for the Stonewall Century Ride, see www.spcy- cling.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Mitguards at Deerprint
LA VETA — Check out the Colorado Springs Band, The Mitguards Saturday, August 11, 6 pm at Deerprint Wine and Bistro. The Mit- guards’ musical style, a hybrid of American roots music that includes folk, country and swing, makes their sound powerful and dis- tinct. The band consists of Chris Mitguard on acoustic guitar, harmonica and vocals and Deb Mitguard on mandolin, accordion and vocals. Check them out here: www.themit- guards.com Tickets are $10.
Jon Chandler at LV Mercantile
LA VETA — Join us for an evening of mean- ingful songwriting and smooth delivery by a great voice Saturday, August 11, 7 pm at La Veta Mercantile. A seventh generation Col- oradan and an award winning singer, songwriter, novelist and poet, Jon writes of the historic and contemporary West. Jon’s novels, songs and poems serve to keep alive the West’s frontier ethic. His musical Genre is Country Western. Tickets are $17 in advance, or $20 at the door. See ad page 4.
CappTon Reid at Dog Bar
CUCHARA — Come catch CappTon Reid in scenic Cuchara Saturday, August 11, 8:30 pm – Midnight. The dance floor is hot, but the air is cool at The Dog Bar, 34 Cuchara Ave E. See ad page 20
Bears vs. Bulls—Spring Fire Relief Race
WALSENBURG — Colorado’s third most expansive wildfire in recorded history – the Spring Fire – is the inspiration for a unique 8/9 mile race and 6/6.2 mile non-competitive WALK dubbed Bears vs. Bulls scheduled Sunday, August 12, 7:30 am. The Spanish Peaks Striders, with assistance from the or- ganization Run Trinidad, will directly fund Spring Fire relief with all entry fees and do- nations going to the Spanish Peaks Com- munity Foundation for this worthy cause. We invite runners and walkers from the im- mediate area and well beyond to literally come together, as you will see.
Register online: https://runsignup.com/Race/CO/Walsen- burg/BearsvsBullsSpringFireReliefRace
Cuchara Chapel service
CUCHARA — This week, join us at Cuchara Chapel, located off Hwy 12 just south of Cu- chara village. Sunday, Aug 12, 9:30 am and 11 am guest pastor Don Goodwin will speak. Come as you are; all are welcome! See ad p. 20
Attention Huerfano County agricultural producers impacted by fires, floods, and drought
WALSENBURG — Berni Barela from the Farm Service Agency in Trinidad and Carl Beeman from the CSU Extension office in
Huerfano County will be hosting a meeting for all agricultural producers who have been impacted by the recent fire, the recent floods and the extended drought. The meeting will be held at the Huerfano County Community Center, 928 Russell Street, Monday, August 13, 6:30 pm.
If you lost agricultural property or suf- fered damage to your property in the fire or recent floods there are programs that you might be eligible for to get some financial as- sistance. There are also programs designed to assist with drought relief. NRCS represen- tatives might be present to answer questions concerning drought relief.
They will be providing information about FSA programs designed to help agricultural producers affected by the recent and on-going natural disasters. Information sheets about the programs and applications for the pro- grams will be available.
Ecosystem Recovery after the Spring Fire discussion
LA VETA — Post Spring Fire….Now What? will be presented Monday, August 13, 6 pm at Deerprint Wine, 106 E. Francisco Street. This ecology talk will offer an opportunity to dis- cuss ecosystem recovery following the Spring Fire with Derek Sokoloski, Southeast Area Manager of the Colorado State Forest Service, and Manuel Molles, Professor Emeritus, Uni- versity of New Mexico. Derek and Manuel will provide a few introductory remarks about ecological responses to disturbance, in this case the Spring Fire, that will stimulate a gen- eral discussion, encourage questions, and an exchange of ideas. They will discuss how the fire has affected different ecosystems, includ- ing grasslands, shrublands, woodlands, as well as forested ecosystems and species of trees. Deerprint will open from 5:45 – 8 pm for this program. Deerprint’s selection of wine and beer will be available, but not its food menu. Light munchies will be available at each table. This program is co-hosted by Deerprint Wine, Colorado State Forest Service, and La Veta Trails.
Care-n-Share food distribution
WALSENBURG — Huerfano County Care-n- Share food distribution is Tuesday, August 14, 10 to 11:30 am at Mazzone Hall, E 7th Street. The food is passed out on first come first serve basis until food is gone. Picture ID required. Please bring your own box or bags for groceries
HCWCD special meeting
WALSENBURG — The Huerfano County Water Conservancy District will hold a special board meeting Tuesday, August 14, 1 pm at Spanish Peaks Library, 415 Walsen Ave, to award the bid for Phase 2 Construction of the Sheep Mountain Augmentation Facility. The meeting will be open to the public.
Free legal clinic at SPL
WALSENBURG — A free legal clinic for parties who have no attorney, will be featured from 4 to 5 pm on the SECOND TUESDAY of each month at the Spanish Peaks Library at 415 Walsen Avenue in Walsenburg. The next date for the clinic is Tuesday, August 14. Please note the new times for 2018.
By computer link, volunteer attorneys will answer questions, help fill out forms, and explain the process and procedure for all areas of civil litigation, including family law, prop- erty law, probate law, collections, appeals, landlord-tenant law, small claims, veterans is- sues, and civil protection orders. Walk-ins are welcome, and everyone will be helped on a first-come, first-served basis.
Upcoming dates in 2018 are: September 11; October 9; November 13; December 11.
Republican Party meeting
WALSENBURG — Please join us on Tuesday, August 14, 6 pm at La Plaza Inn, 118 W . 6th Street. House District 62 candidate Scott Honeycutt will be speaking at 6 pm. Be sure to come find why Scott is the best candidate for HD 62 in November. Also, we will also be finalizing some details about the annual Lincoln Day Dinner and much more. We are a growing, active group and your voice matters.
Come help us in our downtown office. We’ve donated our space to the Huerfano County Distribution Center, but as soon as they are done, we’ll be moving in.
Remember, we have two candidates running for Huerfano County offices and we need your help to get them elected. After our meeting, we will be eating dinner at La Plaza. You are welcome to join us for that no-host dinner. Be there at 5:30 pm for a meet and greet with HD62 candidate Scott Honeycutt. And thank you for joining in to make your voice heard.
Spanish Peaks Business Alliance
WALSENBURG — Tuesday, August 14 at 6:30 pm in the Greenhorn Room of the VA Nursinghome at SPRHC the Spanish Peaks Business Alliance (an arm of Economic Devel- opment) will hold a inaugural mixer for all businesses to learn how we can best serve your needs as a business owner in the Spanish Peaks Region. Please join us for this FREE event with drinks and appetizers provided. For more information contact Sarah Jardis, (970) 376-3434.
Food drive for Dorcas Circle
WALSENBURG — Volunteers for Community will be collecting food for the food
bank at Dorcas Circle on Thursday, August 16, 1 to 4:30 pm in front of Charlie’s Market. Vol- unteers will be there to receive your non per- ishable food as well as pet food and toiletry items. All donations go to benefit those in our county needing assistance. So bring your extra cans, boxes, packages, jars, bottles, etc. of food or please consider purchasing a few additional items for us when you shop. A big thank you for your past generosity, and we look forward to seeing you. To donate in Wal- senburg, VFC will be accepting food donation items at First Choice on the 1st Friday of the month from 1:00 to 5:00.
Bicycle Repair Clinic
LA VETA — August 16, 2-6 on West. Francisco St there will be a Bicycle Repair Clinic by Spanish Peaks Cycling. We fix your bikes – for free! Email email@example.com for additional information or if you have questions.
Benefit concert for Cuchara Mountain Park
LA VETA — Thursday, August 16, 7 pm come out to La Veta Mercantile for an evening from Bach to Broadway featuring local favorite Andy Hackbarth, guitar/vocals, Jennifer Carr, piano/vocals, Corrie Donovan, soprano and a special guest appearance by the John Mall Choir! This special event is a gift from the performers to benefit the Cuchara Mountain Park. Tickets are $12 advance or $15 at the door. See ad page 3
Woodcut prints and Raku show at La Veta Gallery
LA VETA — Join us for two artists, Theresa Haberkorn and Jerry Rhodes, at La Veta Gallery on Main, 210 S. Main. The show features woodcut prints by Haberkorn and Art Raku by Rhodes. This show runs through Aug. 21. For more infor- mation call: 742-3666.
SPACe 2018 Photography Show
LA VETA — Twenty-five area artists, from La Veta, Cuchara, La Junta, Colorado City, Westcliffe, Weston, McClave, Las Ani- mas, Pueblo, Pueblo West, Denver, and Oakland, CA are shar- ing their photography in the 2018 Photography Show at the SPACe Gallery in the Park. For pictures of the winning pho- tography visit the SPACe website www.spanishpeaksarts.org. Hours are Tues. – Fri, 11 am – 4 pm, Sat. 10 am – 4 pm and Sun- days Noon – 4 pm. Call 719 742-3074 for information. There is no admission fee.
Chris Arellano at La Veta Mercantile
LA VETA — Friday, August 17, 7pm at La Veta Mercantile be wowed by Chris Arellano’s deeply personal Americana music which weaves together the Norteno music of his Northern New Mexico upbringing with Alternative Country and Blues influences – for a signature style that he calls Nuevo Ameri- cana. Fused with song and story, Spanish and English, his transcendent lyrics move listeners with emotion and passion. Tickets are $15 at the door.
Fun of it Run
LA VETA — Saturday, August 18, 9 am join us for a 5K Run. The 5K for the Fun of It Run begins and ends at La Veta Town Park. Entrance fees are $20 per individual. Register in ad- vance at http://twopeaksfitness.org/activities.htm or at ac- tive.com. For questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Ellen White at (719) 782-0270.
Bike and Bark fundraiser at Lathrop
WALSENBURG — Please join SPRHC Lions for Bike and Bark Saturday, August 18 8 to 10 am. Meet at Lathrop State Park visitor center. Walk your dog, ride your bike, walk or run on the beautiful, newly completed, trail around Martin Lake. There will be a dog contest, drawing, doggie bags, and refreshments. The suggested donation is $10 for American Cancer Society Relay for Life. For more info please contact Carrie at 719-890-0015.
Historical tour of the coal camps
SOUTHERN COLORADO — Among high rocky cliffs and at the bottom of narrow forested valleys, the early coal mining camps grew up in beautiful sites.
A tour of six of these ghost camps (not labeled towns be- cause they were meant to be temporary) is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 18. The Huerfano County Historical Society is organizing the five-hour driving tour on back roads.
The public is invited to meet at the Walsenburg Mining Museum, 112 W. Fifth, with registration 8:30 to 9 am. Handouts with photos will be available at each site.
Participants are asked to bring their lunch, snacks, and water. Travel will be on paved and on gravel roads for about 80 miles. Tour leader will be Carolyn Newman. For further information email@example.com 719-738-2840. Suggested donation is $15 person ($10 for Huerfano Historical Society members). Proceeds are for the society.
The End is Near sale at North By Southwest
LA VETA — The end is near! Bittersweet as it may be, North by Southwest’s last day will be October 6. Meanwhile we are having great sales to help things find new homes. New things will be marked down all the time. Plus—even more great sav- ings if your total purchase (including sale items and silk road vintage items) is more than: $50 take an additional 20% off; $100 or more take an additional 25% off; $200 or more take an additional 30% off. This includes most of our neat antiques and some of the display fixtures! North by Southwest is open 7 days a week 10-5; Sunday 11-3; other times by arrangement. Call for more information: 719-251-1271. See ad page 22.
Tom Munch live at Deerprint Wine
LA VETA — Join us for an evening of a favorite local talent Saturday, August 18, 6 to 8 pm. Tom Munch will be perform- ing from his 30 year, 3,000 song repertoire of Southwest-Folk- Jazz.
Judicial center community meetings
HUERFANO — The Huerfano County Board of Commissioners will be holding community meetings with the public, to solicit any needs, suggestions, or comments and to discuss the Judicial Center, including a presentation. The meetings will be held Tuesday, August 21, 5:30 pm at the Huerfano County Community Center, Walsenburg and Tuesday, August 28, 5:30 pm at the La Veta Community Center, La Veta.
Healthy Inspirations Essential Oils: Fruit Smoothies
WALSENBURG — The next free Essential Oils class presented by Shannon Brooks is Wednesday, August 22, 5:30 to 6:45 pm at 926 S. Russell Street. If you are interested in learning more about natural health, then this monthly educational series is for you! Shannon offers this workshop series on essential oils and their various therapeutic properties. Each interactive ses- sion will explore the benefits of these therapeutic oils and you will learn how they can make your favorite smoothie even more nutritious! As always, all materials will be provided. For more information, please contact Dawn 719-423-1196 | firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rolling for Freedom
WALSENBURG — The annual motorcycle and poker run, Rolling for Freedom, will be held Saturday, August 25, to raise funds for the veterans at the Spanish Peaks Veterans Com- munity Living Center. Registration will be 9 am at Minit Mart Truck Stop. Kickstands up at 10:30 for parade with John Mall High School Marching Band through Walsenburg to Spanish Peaks Veterans Community Living Center. A Memorial Serv- ice with Bikers Prayer, Color Guard, National Anthem and military music played by the John Mall High School Band will follow. Balloon release and Ceremony will be held in the Memorial Garden. The Poker Run will start at Sarti’s Bar, go through Gardner To Hwy 96 Road House in Silver Cliff, then on to Obie’s BBQ in Colorado City. This will be our 7th run.
La Veta celebrates its 142nd birthday
LA VETA — We are kicking off the birthday celebration Sat- urday, August 25 with a Parade starting at 11 am. Line up will be 10:30 in the La Veta High School parking lot on Garland St. All groups are welcome to join in the hometown parade.
Enjoy food and craft venders in the Town Park directly following the parade!
12 to 4 pm– Live Music By Outriders
12:30 pm – Pie Eating Contest
1 pm – Children’s Games
1:30 pm– Corn Hole Tournament
Registrations are accepted for the tournament until 12:45, or the week prior at the La Veta Mercantile, the entrance is free but the prize is big!
Come out for a wonderful La Veta celebration, this year we are especially grateful for this birthday and our com- munity! This event is sponsored by the La Veta Cuchara Chamber: for more information call LaRissa at 808-936-0663.
Free admission at Francisco Fort Museum Aug. 25
LA VETA — Join Francisco Fort Museum in celebrating La Veta’s Birthday on Saturday, August 25. The museum will offer free admission that day so that visitors can spend their money at local businesses!! Our blacksmith Mike Kernor will be on hand from 10 am to 3 pm demonstrating his skills. A variety of additional programs are in the works. Check out the World Journal ads next week or call 719-742-5501 for more information. Francisco Fort Museum is located at 306 S. Main Street. The museum is open 10 am to 4 pm.
Washington Underground Recreation new extended hours- 6 am to 8:30 pm
WALSENBURG — The Washington Underground Recreation Center has new hours of operation! We are now open in the morning before work and after work too! WU will be open from6amto8:30pmMon–Fri and8amto1pmonSat- urday! WU features: weight room – cardio room – basketball courts -ada compliant showers, free group classes w/member- ship, free filtered water, free towel service, free one-day pass (new members only) For more information about member- ships, check out our new website –THEWUCO.com or call 719-738-9890.
Trinidad Roundup Vendors wanted
TRINIDAD – Sponsors, parade entries, merchandise and food vendors are wanted for the 108th Annual Trinidad Roundup Association’s Labor Day Rodeo and Festivities.
Contact Karen for more information at 719-680-0424 or visit www.trinidadroundup.homestead.com.
Trinidad Stories: An EverChanging Vortex at SCRT
TRINIDAD — Southern Colorado Repertory Theater presents a Documentary Theatre about The People of Trinidad inspired by Har- riet Vaugeois’ legendary Trinidad—Our Stories tonight, Thursday, August 9, 7:30 – 9:00 pm and Saturday, August 11, 2:30 pm.
The SCRT company hopes to capture the mystery, the wonder, the happiness, the pain, the loss, the ever-changing magic of the vortex that is Trinidad today. SCRT company member Jamie Billings is currently conducting interviews with the people of Trinidad and is truly amazed and inspired by the stories people have shared to a true outsider. Trinidad Stories: An Ever Changing Vortex is a piece of verbatim theatre, or better known as doc- umentary theatre. This performance method has been around as long as we can remember, in that humanity has always been interested in telling stories from a more journalistic and personal lens. Verbatim theatre is a type of documentary theatre which uses interviews as source material for the basis of the script. ‘Recorded delivery’ is a more purist verbatim form requiring actors to wear headphones in rehearsal and in performance, so they can copy exactly what they hear from the edited interviews. In this style of ‘recorded delivery,’ SCRT company members will collaborate to create a new play with interviews from the people of Trinidad as their primary source material for the script.
This documentary presentation is appro- priate for all ages. All tickets are $18 available at Southern Colorado Repertory Theatre, 131 W Main Street.
Friends of the Aguilar Library book sale
AGUILAR – The Aguilar Library will hold a book sale beginning every Saturday 10 am to 2 pm through September. Many books and DVD’s, great low prices. All proceeds benefit Library programs.
Dano Weston at Spanish Peaks Inn
GULNARE —On Saturday, August 11, 8 pm to 12 am come out to dance to the music of Dano Weston Band, $5 cover. Don’t forget Spanish Peaks Inn has Taco Tuesday and specials on Thursday and Friday nights! Dine in or call in and carry out! Spanish Peaks Inn is located in scenic Gulnare at 22590 County Rd 41.6 #10. Order to go and pick up in less than 30 minutes, (719) 941-4288. See ad page 2
CANNACO—Vendor Extravaganza Sat., Aug 11
TRINIDAD — Saturday, August 11, 11 am to 5 pm come to Cannaco, 3019 Toupal Drive- Vendor for specials all day long. There will be free food, music and giveaways! Discounts all day, 25% off glass and $10 off apparel.
Featuring Stillwater Brands, Love’s Oven, Mountain High Suckers, Lacuna Bota- nicals, Binske, Stratos, Cannapunch, Mary’s Medicinals, Incredibles, Dixie, Wana, Coda, Quest Concentrates, and more! See ad page 29
Superhero Pub Crawl benefit
TRINIDAD — A “Superhero Pub Crawl” to benefit the Trinidad Miner Backpack Program will be held Saturday, August 11, 2 to 5:30 pm. The cost is $25 or $20 with a non-perishable food donation.
Each participant will get a wristband and a ticket for one beer or one beer/wine/wells drink at each of the six establishments. The tickets must be used the day and times of the pub crawl. You must be age 21 or older to participate and have valid ID with you at all times. Dress up as your favorite superhero! The times are: 2 pm at Moose’s; 2:35 pm Bella Luna; 3:10 pm Tees Me Treat Me; 3:45 pm Las Animas Grill; 4:20 pm Buckets; 4:55 pm Brix
Purchase tickets from Joey or Jamie Sala- zar at Brix or from Andrew Saracino around Trinidad. For more information call Brix at 719-422-8273.
Free legal clinic at Carnegie Public Library
TRINIDAD — A free legal clinic for parties who have no attorney, will be featured from 3 to 4 pm on the SECOND TUESDAY of each month at the Carnegie Public Library, 202 N. Animas Street. The first clinic will be held Tuesday, August 14, 3 to 4 pm. By computer link, volunteer attorneys will answer questions, help fill out forms, and explain the pro- cess and procedure for all areas of civil litigation, including family law, property law, probate law, collections, appeals, landlord-tenant law, small claims, veterans issues, and civil protection orders.Walk-ins are welcome, and everyone will be helped on a first-come, first-served basis.
Upcoming dates in 2018 are: September 11; October 9; November 13; December 11, 2018.
Nostalgic movie night
TRINIDAD — The next nostalgic movie showing features Big Night. Come out to the Carnegie library, Wednesday August 15, 6:30 pm. Enjoy a free movie and free popcorn!
Free business expo
TRINIDAD — You are invited to join us on Thursday, August 16, 10 am to 4 pm for the Trinidad & Las Animas County Chamber of Commerce annual Business Expo in the Se- bastiani Gym, 206 N. Animas street in Trini- dad. The Expo is open to the public with no entrance fee! There will be giveaways, door prizes and special drawings. Please come and visit with local businesses, schools and special service businesses. Come and join the fun and festive atmosphere, with KCRT providing music while doing a live broadcast from the event. It’s free, fun and interesting. Hoping to see you at our 2018 Business Expo. For more information call 719-846-9285 or email email@example.com.
Trans Trinidad Trivia Tour and Car Show
TRINIDAD — First ever, and perhaps only Trans-Trinidad Trivia Tour will run from Fri- day, August 17 to Sunday, August 19. This show is open to anyone with a cool old car of any type that needs to be shown off! Activ- ities planned are:
Friday, August 17:
~ 6:30 pm we will take a Trolley Tour of histo- ric Downtown Trinidad and private tour of the Bizarre Car Garage.
Saturday, August 18:
~9 am to noon there will be a Car show at Central Park and a no host lunch catered by Redneck Smoke on site. The public is invited to attend and vote for Best in Show vehicle. Free–bring the kids! Trophies awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners
~Beginning 12 pm self paced driving trivia tour through Trinidad and the surrounding area. Trophies awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd places.
~7 pm banquet at Tequila’s
Sunday, August 19:
~8 am there will be an awards ceremony and breakfast at Quality Inn
The entry fee is $35 per person. Contact Dave Fain at 303-704-1352 or Gidget Fain at 505-250- 7918 for entry forms and more details.
Boncarbo Poker Run
BONCARBO — Saturday, August 18, 8 am to 6 pm the Boncarbo VFD Auxiliary is hosting a Poker Run on to raise funds for radios for our volunteer firefighters. We will have two runs, one is any vehicle, motorcycle or car, driving the Highway of Legends.
The second run is off road, riding through Spanish Peaks Country. Join us at the Boncarbo fire hall on Saturday!
Chronic pain self-management class
TRINIDAD — A free chronic pain self-man- agement class will be held every Thursday be- ginning August 23 in the Garden Room at Mt. Carmel Wellness & Community Center. The class runs from 10 am to 1 pm.
Topics covered will include:
· Techniques to deal with fatigue, frustration, isolation and poor sleep
· Exercise tips for maintaining and improving strength, flexibility and endurance
· Communicating effectively with family, friends and health professionals
· Managing medications, activity and rest levels
· How to evaluate new treatment
· Setting weekly goals
This 6-week class helps you deal with the challenges of living with chronic pain. Classes are highly participative, where mutual sup- port and success build the participants’ con- fidence in their ability to manage their health and maintain active and fulfilling lives. The Chronic Pain Self-Management Program was developed at Stanford University.
Who should participate? Anyone who is dealing with ongoing pain is encouraged to participate. Participants should be comfort- able in a group setting. Friends and family welcome to attend! Contact Patricia Duran to register for FREE:
719-845-4875 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Cartillion: Dancin’ the night away
Fun-draiser for Trinidad’s award winning Artocade
The Cartillion costume ball, a fundraiser for Trinidad’s own award winning Artocade, was held on Saturday, July 28. It was a unique and fun event, for adults only, and only for adults who wanted to have fun dancing to the tunes of the ‘golden oldies’. This year’s Artocade Parade and Cardango after-party will be held on Saturday, September 8, with dozens of art cars from all over America. The parade will start at noon on Main Street in downtown Trinidad. Mark your calendar now to attend this unique, hilarious fun event for the whole family. You don’t want to miss it, and it’s free! Photo by Joy Gipson
Paul Milosevich art opening at Trinidad State Show
TRINIDAD — Artist Paul Milosevich will re- turn to his home town for a reception and art show opening on Friday, August 24 at the President’s Office at Trinidad State Junior Col- lege in Trinidad with his Fishers Peak Series. The free reception will run from 4 to 5 pm in the office of Trinidad State President Dr. Carmen Simone, in the Berg Building, Room 218. Light refreshments will be served. The paintings will be on display through De- cember 21 during normal office hours, 8 am to noon and 1 to 5 pm Monday through Friday. See article page 16.
Public Notice—Fire Ban lifted
COLFAX COUNTY — Upon consultation with the Fire Chiefs of Colfax County, and under the authority of Colfax County Ordi- nance Number 2006-1, the Colfax County Fire Marshal Larry Osborn hereby declares effec- tive immediately, that the ban on open burn- ing in the Fire Districts in Colfax County, is lifted.
Burn permits are required for all open burning other than recreational fires. A recre- ational fire is an open fire of 3 foot or less in diameter. Permits may be found on the Colfax County website.
Al Anon meets on Thursday
RATON — Is your life affected by a loved one or friend who is abusing alcohol or some other chemical? Do you feel helpless and isolated? Al Anon meets every Thursday at 113 N. 2nd Street in Raton (World Journal office next to the El Raton). The meeting begins at 6 pm and lasts for about an hour. Come and get sup- port, come and give support. More information – 970-568-6969.
Colfax County Fair this week
SPRINGER — “Set It. Grow It. Show It.” is the theme for the 2018 Colfax County Fair, Au- gust 6 – August 12 at Colfax County Fair Grounds, 16 Airport Rd. Grounds admission begins 2 pm Friday and 7 pm on Saturday.
Michael Jackson Experience at the Shuler
RATON — American Music Icons revue of music’s greatest showmen bring a theatrical tribute to Michael Jackson Friday, August 10, 7 to 9 pm at The Shuler Theater, 131 N. Second Street. This revue is an incredible world class theatrical tribute to Michael Jackson! Featur- ing a renowned, omni-talented Las Vegas en- tertainer as Michael w/original choreography and amazing dancers!
This show presents over 90 minutes of MJ hit songs with exclusive video sequences, props and special ef- fects! Intelligent stage lighting & atmospheric effects create an on-stage laser light show that is worthy of the king of pop! 1980s Costumes and MJ attire is highly encouraged! Tickets are $25. Call 575-445-4746 or visit shulertheater.com for more information.
1st Annual Los Diablos Car Show & Pinup Girl Competition
SPRINGER — Colfax County Fair Weekend August 11, 9 am- 3 pm at the Santa Fe Trail Museum Los Diablos Car Show pres- ents its first annual Pinup Girl competition (must be 18 years old, 50’s & 60’s attire) cash prizes for registration please call or email Samuel Blea 575-707-2964 email@example.com. Come join the fun! Music by JD’s DJ Entertainment. For more infor- mation contact : Samuel Blea-575-707-2964, Donald Dulaney- 505-916-7052, Eddie Arellano-575-707-2983, Amador Montoya-575-643-6319 or Joe Flavio Baca-505-544-8601.
Pie Sale and Silent Auction
SPRINGER — Come have pie, coffee and ice cream with us during the fair parade August 11, 10:30 am – 12:00 pm at the First United Methodist Church of Springer, 320 Maxwell Ave- nue.
Silent auction items include: Wooden Rocking Donkey 28in. donated by Carlos Gutierrez, Buck Antelope Hunt do- nated by Frank Burton, Handmade rope halter and mohair cinches. Donations are welcome Contact Tracy Crawford 575- 447-0331 or drop items off at SFUMC during Past Chuck’s of- fice hours Mon- Wed 9AM- 11AM
Vermejo 4H Blood Drive
SPRINGER —Save a life at the Colfax County Fair by giving blood! We will be in front of recreation center Saturday, August 11 12 to 4 pm. Bring picture ID. Contact Melissa Cruz to make appointment 575-643-9210 be a hero! Donate blood! All do- nors will be entered into drawing for a Denver Bronco game package giveaway!
Fort Union Candlelight Tours
SPRINGER — Fort Union National Monument announces that its annual Candlelight Tours event will be held August 11, 7:30 pm. During this event, visitors will be guided through the fort and through a series of skits performed by costumed interpreters. The tours and skits will be illuminated by lantern light. This is a free event, but reservations are required.
Tour times are 7:30 pm, 7:50 pm, 8:15 pm, 9:00 pm and 9:20 pm. Each tour lasts about 45 minutes and is limited to 20 at- tendees. Reservations can be made by calling Fort Union at 505-425-8025 ext 0
The theme of this year’s program is Buffalo Soldiers. Visitors should wear comfortable walking shoes and bring a light jacket. Flash photography is allowed only during the 7:30 pm tour.
Holy Trinity Church pecan fundraiser
RATON — Holy Trinity Episcopal Church in Raton is once again selling pecans. We will be at the Raton Farmer’s Market each Saturday, so please stop by and have a cold drink with us. Pecans are $12 per bag and you can buy them from Bill Fegan at the Shuler, Carol at the World Journal office or at the Medi- cine Shoppe. Thanks for supporting Holy Trinity!
Ramblin’ Round Raton
RATON — The next prescription for better health walk spon- sored by Raton Parks and Recreation will be Saturday, August 11, 9 am when we “Walk with a Slowpoke Ranger!” Join State Park Ranger Pat Walsh to take a really slow hike in Climax Canyon Park. Meet at the parking lot at the west end of Apache Ave. Please bring water, good walking shoes, hat, and sunblock.
Colfax Democratic Party meeting
RATON — The next business meeting of the Colfax County Democratic Party will be Saturday, August 11, 1 to 3 pm at the Colfax County Courthouse, 230 N 3rd Street. On the agenda is: member discussion on upcoming meet & greet, methods of getting folks to the polls in November, opening the Colfax County Democratic headquarters, hours of operation, who can be at the HQ, and materials needed.
Read to Me! Family Read-Alongs
RATON — The first family read-along sponsored by “Growing Great Kids” will be Saturday, August 11, 11 am at Early Head Start, 1144 Jones Street. Bring your babies and toddlers from 0 to 5 years old. The first 9 families to sign up and attend will receive a free bilingual (English/Spanish) book. Included in the read along are snacks and related activities. The featured book is Goodnight Moon. If you can’t attend, listen to KRTN for same-day broadcast and stay tuned for future broadcasted read-alongs! Sign up with Emma: 575-383-1322
Revue of Music’s Greatest Showmen
RATON — An incredible world class theatrical revue honor- ing Jackie Wilson, James Brown, Elvis Presley, Cab Calloway, Little Richard, Michael Jackson & Bruno Mars is scheduled for Saturday, August 11, 7:30 to 9 pm at the Shuler Theater. Fea- turing a renowned, omni-talented Las Vegas entertainer w/original choreography, amazing dancers and much more!
Get ready to shake, rattle & roll as the audience travels back in time with seven musical vignettes featuring over 25+ hit songs by seven music icons spanning over eight decades! American Music Icons’ resurrects each featured icons’ legen- dary showmanship – dynamic stage presence -spot-on dance moves – spectacular theatrics – iconic wardrobe and classic style in this unbelievable two hour theatrical experience! *Golden Age Hollywood Costumes and Attire is Highly En- couraged!* TICKETS are $25, For more information call 575- 445-4746 or visit shulertheater.com.
Johnson Mesa annual church service and picnic
JOHNSON MESA — Each summer the historic little church on the mesa (St. John’s Methodist Episcopal) hosts Sunday services featuring local pastors from different churches. Sun- day, August 12, 12 pm Pastor Dan Harkness will speak after the annual potluck picnic at noon.
These services are a great opportunity for new people to find out more about the area. The church is about 17 miles NE of Raton on Sugarite Avenue (HWY 72) and it will take about 20 minutes to get there, watch for deer! Questions? 575-445-3262 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johnson_Mesa
Park After Dark at Capulin Volcano
CAPULIN — Join us for a Star Party, Sunday, August 12, 9 pm. View the night sky at Capulin Volcano at a FREE star party!
Cimarron Community Round table meeting Monday, Aug 13
CIMARRON — The next Community Roundtable Meeting Will be Monday August 13, 6:15 pm at the Baptist Church. We encourage all to attend, who are interested in seeing our Fron- tier Communities Grant project move forward
Congressman Ben Ray Lujan in Raton
RATON — Congressman Ben Ray Lujan will be in Raton on Tuesday, August 14, 12 pm at Casa Lemus to meet with his constituents. Join Congressman Ben Ray Lujan and the Colfax Democratic Party for THE PEOPLE Lunch at 12 noon on Tues- day. Please Join us- We can’t do this without you!
Down and Dirty Mountain Bike Race
RATON — Calling mountain bikers and fun seekers of all ages! The DOWN AND DIRTY mountain bike race (“DAD”) challenges you to mountainside adventure and glory Sat- urday, August 18, at Sugarite Canyon State Park. Bike from 6.950 feet to 8,200 feet and battle through multiple stations and challenges along the way that will test your prowess in a va- riety of physical and mental skills (and have some fun along the way). Earn stamps in your “passport to glory” by com- pleting all the stations; then race for the finish!
REGISTER: www.ratondad.com OR Register in person at the Dept. of Parks and Recreation office (in the Raton Regional Aquatic Center). For more information call 575-445-2413. call 575-445-2413 for information or go to www.ratondad.com
Folsom Man Site Tour – 2nd Expedition
FOLSOM — Saturday, August 18 at the Folsom Museum take a tour of the famous archaeological site with experts on the subject! For more information or to make reservations: 575- 278-2122 or email: museum@folsomvillage.
5th Annual Cimarron Cowboy Music and Poetry Gathering
CIMARRON — The annual Cowboy Music and Poetry Gath- ering will be August 23 to August 26. The Kick off Dance is Thursday, August 23, 7 to 9 pm. Tickets are $10 at the door, music by the Rifters at the St. James Hotel
Friday August 24- Sidewalk serenades, breakfast and lunch at the St James Hotel, show at the Philmont Scout Ranch 7 pm, Jams at the St. James Hotel after evening shows.
Saturday August 25 – Breakfast and music at The St. James Hotel, open mic at the Philmont Scout Ranch 9 am, round robin sessions at the Philmont Scout Ranch 10 am- 4 pm, show at the Philmont Scout Ranch 7 pm, jams at the St. James Hotel after evening shows
Sunday, August 26 – Cowboy church at the Philmont Scout Ranch 9 am. For more information please call Amanda 575-376-2281
First Annual Cimarron Challenge
CIMARRON — The Cimarron Challenge, starting and ending in Cimarron, New Mexico is a gravel cycling event through the Carson National Forest’s Valle Vidal Unit and Philmont Boy Scout Ranch will be held, Saturday, August 25. .
Two routes will be offered:
• 78 mile loop with 5860 feet of gain
• 66 mile loop with 4046 feet of gain.
The high point on the long route is 9696’. Entries are capped at 250, entry fee is $80 per rider. Registration continues until all 250 spots are filled or August 20, whichever comes first. Entries are transferable for a $10 transfer fee. Registration is on-line only at: www.usacycling.org/register/2018-1817. Phone 575-425-0005 with questions or email us at cimarron- firstname.lastname@example.org for questions or entry transfers.
This is a non-competitive ride with no age or equipment divisions but will be timed and awards will be given to the top three men and women finishers on the long route. The course is primarily gravel forest road with old double track logging roads and some pavement. The course is best ridden on a gravel bike with at least 40C tires or a mountain bike. There will be full on-course support including four well-stocked aid stations and SAGs. REGISTRATION IS ONLINE ONLY AT: https://legacy.usacycling.org/myusac/index.php?page- name=registration&eventid=1817&year=2018. Phone 575-425- 0005
2018 Vermejo Park Ranch Brunches
RATON — The City of Raton Department of Parks and Rec- reation in partnership with Vermejo Park Ranch is offering a Vermejo Brunch, Sunday, August 26, 11 am and 1:30 pm seat- ings.
This is meant to be a family experience and participants of all ages are welcome. Participants 13 years old and up are $45 for dining room seating or $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.
Brunches feature live music and offer tours of the Casa Grande. First Come, First Serve. Limited seating available. Re- servations become final when payment is received. Make checks payable to The Friends of Sugarite. For more info call the Dept of Park and Recreation at 575-445-2413. To Register: Please contact Jared Chatterley, City of Raton, Department of Parks & Recreation at 575-445-2413 or email jchatterley@cityo- fraton.com. Please DO NOT contact Vermejo Park Ranch with questions or inquiries.
OUT OF THIS WORLD
Call for Artists
WESTCLIFFE — The Sangres Art Guild 3rd Street Galley announces a call to artists for the upcoming show “Wild Things.” Intake is Sunday and Monday, August 12 and 13 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The show runs from August 16 to September 28. The reception will be Saturday, September 1.
All 2-D and 3-D artists and photographers are invited to submit up to three pieces in this People’s Choice show with two cash awards available. For more information, prospectus and intake form, please visit www.sangresartguild.org.
JUST FOR KIDS
Lathrop State Park activities
WALSENBURG — Friday night, August 10, 7 pm at the Piñon Campground amphitheater the park naturalist presents Ten Things at Lathrop State Park, a scavenger hunt for ten natural objects that can be found at the park. Saturday morning, Au- gust 11, 9 am at the Piñon Campground amphitheater the park naturalist presents Rare Sightings, a family fun activity that in- volves solving picture and word puzzles to find the names of hard to find creatures at Lathrop State Park.
On Saturday evening, Storyteller Annette Meserve pres- ents “Feet to the Earth Stories”. Join her for an evening of Earth stories with a Scottish flair. Meserve invites you to bring your curiosity and sense of humor…shoes are optional. The pres- entation will begin at 7 pm at the Piñon Campground Amphi- theater.
As always, any vehicle entering Lathrop State Park must have a park pass. If you would like to attend but don’t have a park pass, remember you may check one out of either Spanish Peaks Library or La Veta Library for up to one week. Lathrop State Park is 3 miles west of Walsenburg on Hwy 160.
Fridays for Fun: Color Wheel
LA VETA — Children of all ages join Kristina Heim on Friday, August 10 from 1-3 pm. Explore the color wheel and mix colors you love! See the energy of color and translate it into foods you love. This class promises tasting treats in addition to having fun with color. LVSA is at Ryus Ave. and Yvette Lane, behind the La Veta Inn, across from the town park. Call ahead to save $5 on the class fee, 719-250-5653. Our last class of the season is August 17, Tie Dye with Ellen White.
Free youth summer fitness fun for ages 13-18
WALSENBURG — At the WU (Washington Underground), 201 E 5th Street. Work out with TRX, Strength & Conditioning, and Bosu balls Monday-Saturday 1-2 pm. Classes are limited to 10 per class. Call Michael at 833-SOCOFIT to reserve your spot. First come-first serve!
Children’s free summer art program
LA VETA — The Francisco Fort Museum and the Huajatolla Heritage Foundation are de- lighted to announce FREE cultural art educa- tion classes for kids ages 7-14 at Francisco Fort Museum. The classes will be held every Wed- nesday from 1 to 3 pm, through August 15.
There will be a total of ten sessions in- cluding exciting activities and projects such as; exploring the Francisco Fort Museum, learning about cliff dwellings, crafting drums, painting pictographs, sandpainting, creating dream catchers, and special guest speakers!
Attend some or all! Class space is limited. To sign up contact Sharona (719) 890-4153 or at email@example.com
Fridays for Fun: Tie Dye!
LA VETA — Young artists of all ages, join us and learn the art of Tie Dye, Friday, August 17. Bring a cotton shirt or other cotton item to wear or show to tie dye. This is a fun way to explore color creatively while making wearable art. Please pre-register by calling 719-250- 5653 to reserve your spot. Children under the age of 6 will be welcome in class if accompanied by an adult caregiver. Smocks are provided as the inks used are permanent and will stain most fabrics. If you need to fill out paperwork, please come 10 minutes early to do so. LVSA is located across from the Town Park and set back from W. Ryus. Pre-register as that class fills up quickly!
Storytime explorers for tots
LA VETA — La Veta Public Library offers sto- rytime every Wednesday, 10 to 11:30 am in the Family Room. Join us for songs and stories. After storytime, we’ll have refreshments for adults and toys set up for children in the meet- ing room. For children ages 4 and under.
Teen hangout at THM
TRINIDAD — Trinidad History Museum has a place just for teens every Friday, 2 pm. We explore “All Things Media!” We will be mak- ing music videos, webisodes, commercials, and more! Learn about character development, writing tactics, storyboarding, editing, and all you need to succeed.
Book Readers Rock!
TRINIDAD — Bring your favorite book for the next meeting of Book Readers Rock, Friday, August 10, 1 to 3 pm at the Carnegie Li- brary. This club is for 6th,7th and 8th grade readers. New members welcome!
Join the Mighty Miners
TRINIDAD — New student enrollment for Trinidad High School begins on August 14 from9to11amandonAugust15from2to4 pm. School will begin on August 27. For infor- mation on Trinidad School District #1, a profes- sional learning community and LEADER IN ME high school, visit their website at tsd1.org See page 30 for ad. Watch next week’s World Journal for more registration information.
Youth Club of Trinidad
TRINIDAD — From now through Friday, August 24, our members will be learning about our hometown heroes, the people be- hind the scenes that keep Trinidad running. Guest speakers from a variety of civilian and military fields will be giving presentations on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons.
Our summer hours will be 10 am-6 pm, Monday-Friday. Membership fees are $15/month per child. Members can also join our Trinidad Triggers Youth Club for an ad- ditional $15, which includes a t-shirt, a season pass, and more. A free summer lunch pro- gram is available at the Youth Club and is open to non-members as well as members from 12-1 pm, Monday-Friday. Call 719-422- 8090 if you have any questions.
Read to Me! Family Read-Alongs
RATON — The first family read-along spon- sored by “Growing Great Kids” will be Sat- urday, August 11, 11 am at Early Head Start, 1144 Jones Street. Bring your babies and tod- dlers from 0 to 5 years old. The first 9 families to sign up and attend will receive a free bilin- gual (English/Spanish) book. Included in the read along are snacks and related activities. The featured book is Goodnight Moon. If you can’t attend, listen to KRTN for same-day broadcast and stay tuned for future broad- casted read-alongs! Sign up with Emma: 575- 383-1322
RIS Jump Start for 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th grades
RATON — Tuesday, August 14, get a jump start on your school year. 3rd & 4th grade stu- dents can come from 1-2 pm to meet their teacher. Please bring your school supplies at that time. 5th & 6th grade students can come from 2-3 pm to meet their teacher. Please bring your school supplies at that time.