TUESDAY—NOV. 5

ELECTION DAY

TUES. NOV. 5 The 2019 United States elections will be held, in large part, on Tuesday, November 5, 2019. This off-year election includes the regular gubernatorial elections in several states. Numerous citizen initiatives, mayoral races, and a variety of other local elections will also occur.

LAS ANIMAS COUNTY

TUES. (9 a.m.) Board of County Commissioners regular meetings are held 1st and 3rd Tuesdays in the Las Animas Courthouse, 200 E. First St., Room 201. Info: 719-845-2568. COMMISSIONERS: Luis Lopez, II (719-845-2595), Tony Hass (719-845-2592) and Felix Lopez (719-845-2593).

SAMARITAN CLINIC

1st & 3rd TUESDAYS (9 a.m.-4 p.m.) Here to serve the under-insured and non-insured community with free health care and low-cost lab work, 413 E. Frost and corner of Linden Ave. Info: 719-846-3536.

DEMENTIA CAREGIVERS

TUES. (5:30-6:30 p.m.)  Dementia caregivers support group meets the 1st Tuesday of every month at Zion’s Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall, 613 Prospect St. Info: Jill Wilson, 719-846-4416.

Today’s Quote

“We do not have government by the majority. We have government by the majority who participate.”

~ Thomas Jefferson

WEDNESDAY—NOV. 6

FREE HIV & HEPATITIS TESTING

WEDS. NOV. 6 (9 a.m.-3 p.m.) The Southern Colorado Health Collaborative in conjunction with Las Animas-Huerfano County Health Dept. is giving free, confidential HIV and HCV testing by appointment or walk-in at the facility, 412 Benedicta Ave. Results in 20 minutes. Appointments and info: Jennifer Moor, 720-951-2693.

LA COUNTY VETERANS COUNCIL

WEDS. (5 p.m.) Group meets 1st Wednesdays at Ft. Wootton, 204 S. Chestnut. Info: Luton Dawes, 719-859-4277.

TRINIDAD CITY COUNCIL

TUES. (6 p.m.) Regular sessions are held 1st and 3rd Tues. in Council Chambers, City Hall, 135 N. Desiree Sandoval, 719-846-9843 ext. 125. Mayor Phil Rico and Council Members: Joe Bonato, Rusty Goodall, Karen Griego, Carlos Lopez, Anthony Mattie and Michelle Miles.

PUBLIC SERVICE

GAME MANAGEMENT MEETING

THURS. NOV. 7 (6-8:30 p.m.) Public input is being sought by Colorado Parks and Wildlife about plans to manage mule deer herds in the Trinidad area over the next decade. Hunters, ranchers and the general public are invited to voice their opinions in the Pioneer Room at Trinidad State Junior College. Info: CPW Biologist Allen Vitt, allen.vitt@state.co.us

PUBLIC MEETING

MON. NOV. 11 (1-3 p.m.) Interested persons are invited to the 2018 Farm Bill CRP General Signup Informational Meeting to discuss what changes will be affecting stakeholders who own and/or operate cropland in the Lower Arkansas Watershed at the Johns Rawlings Heritage Center, 560 Bent Ave. Las Animas, Colo. RSVP due Nov. 8 at bit.ly/NovCRPMeeting. Or call Cathy Garcia at 719-543-1324 or email Cathy_garcia@gardner.senate.gov  

FIREMAN’S TOY DRIVE

SAT. DEC.  7 (10 a.m.) Wrapping Day at Corazon Gallery, downstairs. Help support the Trinidad Fireman’s annual toy drive. Volunteers for wrapping needed. Drop off new toys at either Fire Station: 1605 Santa Fe Trail Dr. or 1102 Nevada. Monetary donations can be mailed to: Trinidad Fireman’s Toy Drive, PO Box 900, Trinidad, CO 81082. Info: Capt. Drew Gatlin, 719-846-8664 or 719-989-4863.

TOURISM BOARD GRANTS

FRI. NOV. 1 – SAT. NOV. 30: The City of Trinidad Tourism Board will accept Grant Applications for advertising and marketing of area tourism events. Info: marty.hackett@trinidad.co.gov

CORAZON CALL FOR ARTISTS

WEDS. NOV. 13 (10a.m.-5 p.m.) Entries are due at the Corazon Gallery for the all-medium “Holiday Gala” Art Show to run thru Jan. 10, at 149 E. Main St. Info: 719-846-0207.

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