This past Saturday, Dec. 1, the Youth Club of Trinidad (TYC) celebrated their second annual Grinch Festival at the club to provide holiday entertainment for local kids and raise funds for TYC.
The Trinidad Community Chorale performed a Christmas Pops concert for a packed house this past Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 1-2, at the First United Methodist Church featuring holiday favorites from the silver screen and other well-known Christmas selections.
A permanent Artocade museum will be made reality this weekend with the opening of the Art Cartopia Museum this Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 2702 Freedom Road, near businesses THCU and Big R, in Trinidad from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day.
A frighteningly fun series of events are coming up in Trinidad leading up to the witching hour of Halloween on Wednesday, October 31. Titled the Santa Fe Trail of Terror at the County Fair, the three events will all start at 6:30 p.m. and last until 9:30 p.m. on consecutive Saturdays in Octo…
Artist Paul Milosevich will return to his home town for a reception and art show opening on Friday, August 24 at the President’s Office at Trinidad State Junior College in Trinidad with his Fishers Peak Series.
Many 4-H and FFA members competed in various shows at the 91st Las Animas County Fair, July 24- 28, at the Las Animas County Fairgrounds in Trinidad. Local members exhibited a total of 79 beef entries, 117 goat entries, 126 horse entries, 17 poultry entries, 10 rabbit entries, 52 sheep entri…
This past Monday, July 30, the New Mexico Racing Commission called a meeting to restart the process of licensing a new horse racing track.
It is a demonstration of the way the world moves in circles that the art of Mark Conklin has come back to Trinidad.
John Seim has spent at least a week at Trinidad State’s Summer Gunsmithing Series for more than 30 years. A couple of years ago he began documenting the tricky process of color case hardening, which was a common finish on guns in the 1800s. It involves heating a metal gun part and then quenc…
Building youth self-esteem through dancing is the theme at Trinidad’s Dance Connection studio, located at 34442 Highway 12 in the Jansen area of town. Owner Deb Chongway said she’s always amazed at the way her approximately 70 students learn and grow by practicing dance routines and then per…
This deeply meaningful and delightfully presented musical fable written by Will Connolly, Michael Mitnick and Kim Rosenstock, is like a refreshing swimming pool on a hot day. People can enjoy jumping in at whatever depth is appropriate to their comfort level.
It was an awe-inspiring sight at Scott Gym on Thursday, May 17 as a 16-foot in diameter inflatable bag representing planet Earth was used to educate two groups of Fifth-Graders at the Seventh Annual Trinidad Water Festival on the campus of Trinidad State Junior College. The Earth Dome was th…
So much has changed since the first Trinidad Area Local Artists Show (TALAS) was launched 17 years ago in 2001.
For the little wide-eyed boy from Oklahoma, the field with a river running through it across the street from his new Texas home was his own tiny National Park.
When Alfred Uhry wrote Driving Miss Daisy in 1987, he created a still-living masterpiece. However, as affecting and poignant as this beautiful play may be, without three talented actors to portray its sole characters, his iconic work could lose full impact.
The Friends of Trinidad Lake State Park are presenting an afternoon of live music with local artist and fan favorite Jaquie Gipson. The event is open to the public and is free, although all vehicles on the park must have a valid daily or annual parking pass.
In April, the Southern Colorado Family Center will be holding several events, including a fun, family-oriented activity as well as a fundraiser to help the center move forward with additional community-centered activities in the future.
In the real world, the process of giving birth takes nine months from start to finish. In the world of live theatre, it takes just a few weeks.
Trinidad’s History Museum hosted a party to welcome its first Artist in Residence at the Bloom Mansion on Friday evening, March 2. The artist, Leigh Elliot, is an oil painter from Atlanta, Georgia. For the next three months, Elliot will reside at the museum and offer a variety of art classes…
Some exciting new entertainment could be coming to Trinidad in coming months, in the form of two-day live musical concerts planned for Roundup Park at the Las Animas County Fairgrounds. Concert promoter Terry Sanchez of SoCo Rock spoke to the members of the County Board of Commissioners at t…
SCRT is heading this year into its 16th season. Under the leadership of Executive Director Harriet Vaugeois and Artistic Director Eli Carpenter, Southern Colorado Repertory Theatre is proud to announce its 2018 Summer Repertory Season.
Trinidad State will welcome Violinist Omari Abdul-Alim at a Black History Month event in Trinidad on Thursday, February 22. Abdul-Alim began studying violin under the instruction of Katie Woorly in Rochester, New York in 2000. After moving back to his home town of Seattle, Washington six yea…
As the annual Adult Reading Program draws to a close, the Carnegie Library is offering two up coming programs. First, on Friday night, February 16, at 5:30 p.m., the annual Adult Spelling Bee returns. Also scheduled, on Saturday Feb. 24, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., will be the third annual extrav…
The Heart of Trinidad Bed and Breakfast located at 402 W Main St. will host Denver reggae band, Project 432, for a night of music starting at 7 p.m., Friday, Feb. 9, to bring some grooves to town only a few days after reggae legend Bob Marley’s birthday.
The magic and comedy of Michael Paul will be on full display for all to see this Friday and Saturday, February 9 and 10, at the Massari Theater on the campus of Trinidad State Junior College. The family friendly show is not a typical magic show, as it will combine comedy, magic and mind reading.
The Friends of Trinidad Lake State Park are hosting a Cupid’s Arrows archery event on Sunday, February 18 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the archery range located on the north side of Trinidad Lake. The event is open to participants of all ages and is free, although all vehicles on the park must h…
The Trinidad History Museum will host an exhibit and reception of local art on Saturday, February 10, 2018 in the historic Bloom Mansion. The partnership with Trinidad artist Dean Snead will be a fundraiser for educational and garden programs at the museum.
Through its continuing and community education series, Trinidad State Junior College is offering a drawing series of classes this spring, taught by popular art instructor Ily Reiling.
After getting off to a great start this fall with two smash hit comedies, the newly renamed Trinidad Community Theatre is digging deeper for its third production. It will be probing issues that still trouble our present culture as they did back in the 1930’s when Harper Lee’s famous novel To…
The opening reception for master weaver Jacque Hart’s art show was held on Tuesday afternoon, January 23, in the President’s office at Trinidad State Junior College.
The Trinidad Community Chorale begins rehearsals for their Spring Concert, “Songs of Home from Around the World” next Monday, Jan 29 at 6:30 p.m. in the Massari music room located at the Trinidad State Junior College campus next to the Methodist Church. No audition is required, anyone who en…
A familiar tradition during Saturday summer months in Trinidad is the Farmers Market at Cimino Park. The Farmers Market is a fairly large weekend event for Trinidadians, with large scale booths of every variety offering products from the obvious organic and non-organic produce, art of all m…
Trinidad State will feature the works of Colorado master weaver Jacque Hart from January 23 to March 2, 2018 in the President’s Office. Hart is a San Luis Valley resident who raises animals for their wool. She dyes the wool, spins it into yarn and makes scarves, shawls, coverlets and wall hangings.
The Trinidad Police Department will be participating in Colorado’s Special Olympics Polar Bear Plunge at Lake Pueblo on Saturday, February 17.
The winners of Trinidad’s Deck the Halls Business Spirit Competition were honored with colorful ribbons on Friday, December 29. Trinidad Economic Development sponsored the competition, which was hosted by Trinidad’s Main Street group while the Hometown Holidays group provided the colorful ri…
After moving to Trinidad from Norman, Okla. several months ago and buying a home here. Jeff and Eden Morris couldn’t find a local contractor to clean their carpets. The upshot of that was SoCo Quick Clean a new Trinidad business located at 1103 N. Linden Ave. Featuring carpet, tile and grout cleaning along with pet stain removal for both residential and commercial locations, SoCo Quick Cle…
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