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Posted: Friday, Dec 21st, 2012




December 22-23



SAGUACHE — Ute Theater’s last weekend of the year will be enjoyed on Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 22 and 23 with: Movie Trailer Night at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday; and Live music in the lobby with Ed and Mike singing Christmas carols and acoustic guitars at 6:30 p.m. on Sunday.



Saturday, December 22



ALAMOSA —The Alamosa Live Music Association and Don Richmond and friends host a sing-along featuring traditional carols and other music of the season, Sat., Dec. 22, 7 p.m. in Milagros Coffeehouse at State Ave. and Main St. in Alamosa. Songbooks will be provided. Attendees are encouraged to donate canned goods or money for the Food Bank Network.



HOOPER — Sand Dunes Swimming Pool presents “Christmas Cosmic Night” from 4 p.m. to close on Saturday, Dec. 22, featuring music of the Trans-Siberian Orchestra, a light show from 6:30-8:30 p.m. and dinner at the Mile Deep Grill. Admission is $4 for all from 4 p.m. to close. The pool is located just north of Hooper, east of Highway 160; 378-2807; www.sanddunespool.com



ALAMOSA — On Saturday, Dec. 22, there will be a free Christmas dinner for the community at 3 p.m. at 1022 Main Street in Alamosa (across from TSJC and Aspen Printing.)



Sunday, December 23



DEL NORTE — On December 23 at 7 p.m., the Rio Grande County Museum will host a concert with Randy Macy, Sarah Off and vocalist, Rachel Hand. Tickets are $15 and available at the Rio Grande County Museum. Seating is limited. Call 657-2847.



ALAMOSA — A Turkey Shoot will be held at the “Del Monte Gun Club” on Sunday, Dec. 23, at 9:30 a.m. with trap and sporting clay games. Prizes are turkeys and hams. Shot guns only. Lunch will also be available. Contact Jere Metz at 852-5289.



Tuesday, December 25



ALAMOSA —The 22nd Annual Free Community Christmas Dinner, which is open to everyone, will be held on Christmas Day at the American Legion hall located at 514 4th Street in Alamosa, with a full turkey dinner served from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be music, and Santa will have a present for all young children. Cash donors can contact Margy, 852-3735; Pat Lucero, 937-1575; Rick Esquibel, 588-4717, Sandra Hostetter, 580-7184, or Dale Becker, 850-1198. Checks can be written to Free Community Christmas Dinner, P.O. Box 1981, Alamosa 81101. To volunteer, please call Rick at 588-4717, or Margy at 852-3735. To receive a homebound dinner, call ahead to Donna Ditmore at 589-5952 or 580-9078.



MONTE VISTA — All are invited to a Christmas dinner from 1-5 p.m. on Christmas Day, Dec. 25, at St. Joseph’s Church cafeteria, 425 Batterson Street, Monte Vista, sponsored by the Knights of Columbus of Monte Vista Council #6393. Food and cash donations will be accepted that day to assist the local food bank and La Puente shelter home.



DEL NORTE — The 5th Annual Del Norte Community Christmas Dinner is Dec. 25 from 12-4 p.m. at Open Arms Ministry, 590 Grand Ave., Del Norte. Tim Longmire will provide live music, and all will enjoy a free traditional Christmas dinner. All are welcome. Meals can be delivered to the homebound by calling 850-2040. Donations and volunteers are welcome. Call Tim or Shelly Roberts at 480-5884 or Scott and Lori Abrams at 850-2040.

 

Saturday, December 29



SAND DUNES — Birders and nature enthusiasts are invited to the annual Christmas Bird Count at Great Sand Dunes National Park on Saturday, December 29. Meet at the Great Sand Dunes Visitor Center Conference Room by 9 a.m. Bring binoculars, warm clothing, food, water, and bird books if possible. Snowshoes may come in handy. Hot drinks and snacks will be provided beginning at 8 a.m. Register online at http://netapp.audubon.org/cbc/public/, or contact park ranger Phyllis Pineda Bovin directly at 378-6363 or phyllis_bovin@nps.gov.



CREEDE — The Upper Rio Grande Nordic Club is providing free cross country ski lessons at the Deep Creek Cross Country Ski Trail south of Creede on Saturday, December 29 at 11 a.m. After the lesson, there will time to ski on the trail. The Deep Creek Cross Country Ski Trail trailhead is at the US Forest Service Administration site on the east end of Deep Creek Road. Call Jeff at 850-1530. Discounted ski rentals will be available for lesson participants at San Juan Sports in Creede, 658-2359.

 Monday, December 31



SOUTH FORK— Celebrate at the South Fork Community Building skating rink this New Year’s Eve from 6-9 p.m. with hot dogs, s’mores and bonfires. Snacks, cocoa, and hot dogs will be available for sale and skates provided compliments of Alpine Bike & Ski.



Saturday, January 5



FORT GARLAND — A chili dinner benefit for a Haiti mission trip will be held Saturday, Jan. 5, from 3-6 p.m. at the Blanca/Fort Garland Community Center. Cost is $5 for adults and $3 for children. Kids under age 5 eat free. A silent auction will also be held.



ALAMOSA — Habitat for Humanity is planning a recycle/reuse sale to sell donated building materials and home furnishings at discounted prices on Saturday, January 5 from 9 a.m. until noon at Apple Tree Storage on the 1800 block of State Avenue in Alamosa. Call 589-8678 or check www.slvhabitat.org



ALAMOSA — A Defensive Driving Class will be held Saturday, January 5.  This class may be used to defer tickets and/or lower insurance rates.  Call 587-0450.   



Tuesday, January 8



MONTE VISTA — Upper Rio Grande Economic Development Council’s first annual dinner meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 8, at 5:30 p.m. at Kelloff’s Movie Manor Meeting Room, 2830 West Hwy 160, Monte Vista. The program will be by Randy McClure, acting general manager for Rio Grande Silver, Inc. See www.URGEDC.org or call 657-2744.



Friday, January 11



ALAMOSA — Alamosa Public Library invites the public to free “Movie Night at your Library” January 11 with “Brave” at 7 p.m. Popcorn is free. Bring a drink.



Sunday, January 13



VALLEY — Lil Beauties of the Valley plans to hold its 1st Annual Beauty Pageant. All girls ages 2-10 are encouraged to enter. Informational meeting will be held at 431 Lincoln Ave, Monte Vista on Jan. 13th at 5 p.m. Questions or comments, email LilBeautiesoftheValley@yahoo.com



Thursday, January 17



LA JARA — “Create Your Own Website” workshop is offered free to Conejos Chamber members from 4-6 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 17, at the Conejos County Library in la Jara. Seating is limited. Cost is $15/person for non-chamber members. Please RSVP to Donna Wehe at 589-3682 or donna@slv-sbdc.com



Friday, January 18



CRESTONE — Shumei International Institute welcomes back acclaimed Celtic guitarist Jerry Barlow on Friday, Jan. 18 at 7 p.m. There is a $10 suggested donation at the door. Visit www.shumeicrestone.org or call 719-256-5284.



January 18-19



ALAMOSA — The 2013 Alamosa Ice Fest will be held January 18-19 on the theme “Mascot Madness,” featuring ice sculptures of local team mascots. Call Andy at 587-2529.



Sunday, January 20



CRESTONE — Local painter Jo Anne Kiser will have work on display at the Shumei Gallery in Crestone for the months of January and February. A symposium with Jo Anne will be held on Sunday Jan. 20th starting a 3 p.m. A reception will follow. This event is free to the public. Please visit www.shumeicrestone.org or call 256-5284.

Ongoing



SOUTH FORK — The South Fork Visitors Center is accepting teddy bears and letters of support to be sent to the Sandy Hook Connecticut community. If interested please drop off teddy bears and letters at the Visitors Center before Dec. 27. No cash or check donations will be accepted through the Visitor Center, stuffed animal donations and animals only.



ALAMOSA — Milagros Coffeehouse, State and Main in Alamosa, is showing Outdoor-Indoor Art by Judith Greenwood through Dec. 31. Twenty-five percent of all sales will be donated to La Puente.



ALAMOSA — Hospice del Valle, the GFWC Woman’s Citizenship Club and the local banks invite folks to remember someone special this holiday season with a Tree of Memories personalized ornament. Go to any of the following banks to fill out forms: Alamosa State Bank, Community Banks of Colorado, First Southwest Banks, San Luis Valley Federal Banks, Sunflower Banks, and the Rio Grande Savings & Loan; and for a $5 donation per ornament, members of the Woman’s Citizenship Club will place a personalized ornament on the Tree of Memories in that bank. There is also be a tree at the Hospice del Valle office, 514 Main Street in Alamosa. Call Lori Laske with the Woman’s Citizenship Club at 480-9609 or Dolores Mondragon with Hospice del Valle at 589-9019.



VALLEY — The Creede Arts Council welcomes area painters, photographers, poets and writers, students included, to submit their work for consideration for the 2013 Willow Creek Journal. Young artists and writers are encouraged to submit their work. The deadline is February 28, 2013. See www.creedeartscouncil.com, creedearts@gojade.org, or call (719) 658-0312.



HOMELAKE – The advisory board for the Colorado State Veterans Center at Homelake Friday issued a call for volunteers to sit on the advisory board. The board, which is advisory to the administrator at the center, is made up of volunteers from throughout the six San Luis Valley counties. Membership is not limited to veterans although two-thirds of the board should be either veterans, members of veterans’ auxiliaries, or widows, spouses or ex-spouses of veterans. The board meets at 7:30 a.m. the first Friday of February, April, June, August, October and December at the Colorado State Veterans Center at Homelake administration building. Submit a letter of interest to board chairman Erin Smith, P.O. Box 1717, Alamosa, Colo. 81101, or by e-mail to zapata@gojade.org.  Call 589-6161.



HOMELAKE — The Homelake Veterans History Center Museum will be closed December 10, 2012 until January 14, 2013 for some unexpected maintenance on the building.  Starting January 15, 2013 the museum will be open Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. noon and from 1-3 p.m. or by appointment. Appointments can be arranged by calling 852-5118 or 580-0023.



VALLEY — Parents, grandparents and members of the community: Girl Scouts of Colorado invites you to become a mentor by volunteering with us. Share your interests, talents and leadership skills to help change a girl’s life forever. Please contact cheryl.martinez@gscolorado.org or 588-3825.



SAN LUIS — The Sangre de Cristo Acequia Association will be holding elections for members of the board of directors at its monthly meeting on February 12, 2012.  Board members commit to attending the monthly meetings, which last at least two hours, and commit to review the organization’s finances and providing vision for the association’s programs.  If interested in joining the board, fill out an application and submit it by January 15.  For an application, please contact Sarah Parmar at (719) 695-0060, Delmer Vialpando at (719) 298-2089 or Joseph Gallegos at (719) 298-7278.  All are welcome to apply especially applicants from acequias that don’t currently have board members.  Prior board experience is helpful, but not necessary.  All participants are invited to attend the meeting on February 12 at 6 p.m. at the office above the Community Bank in order to vote for the Board of Directors.



ALAMOSA — SLV Regional Medical Center (SLVRMC) and Colorado Colorectal Screening Program (CCSP) are providing free colorectal (colon) cancer screenings. A grant will allow 19 patients to receive free screenings at SLVRMC through April 2013. To be eligible patients must: meet Colorado identity and citizenship verification criteria; have no health insurance or have an insurance plan that does not cover any cost for these screenings; meet income requirements; and, be 50 and older or under 50 with personal or family history of colon cancer. Call SLVRMC Patient Navigator Theresa Curtis at 587-6319.



ALAMOSA — Join Alamosa Public Library every Friday for fun, innovative and engaging programming for Storytimes.  Toddler Time ages 3 and under will be at 9:30 a.m. and Storytime ages 4 and up will be at 11 a.m.  Call Becky at 589-6592.



MONTE VISTA — San Luis Valley Rural Electric Cooperative is selling a Newsboy recipe compilation to commemorate SLVREC’s 75th anniversary and help Valley food banks. Cookbooks can be purchased at SLVREC’s office in Monte Vista for $10 each. For every cookbook sold, SLVREC will donate $5 to the Valley Food Bank Network. Cookbooks are also available by mail. To order cookbooks through the mail, in addition to the $10 purchase price, please include $3.50 for shipping and handling per book. Send a check or money order to SLVREC, P.O. Box 3625, Monte Vista 81144.



ALAMOSA– Plans are underway for a gala celebration commemorating the 100th anniversary of Alamosa County on July 4, 2013. Any businesses, groups, vendors and bands interested in participating in the daylong festivities is asked to contact either Belinda Ramirez or Carol Osborn at the county offices, 589-4848, or by email: bramirez@alamosacounty.org or cosborn@alamosacounty.org.



VALLEY — Those who are expecting or already parents of multiples are invited to help establish a local chapter of Mothers of Twins Clubs, Inc. Call or text Christina Beiriger at 849-1253.



ALAMOSA — Light bulbs containing mercury may be recycled at the Christine Caton Insurance Agency just east of the Alamosa Post Office. Contact: 589-9031.



VALLEY — Bountiful Baskets Food Co-op, a volunteer-run food cooperative featuring fresh, high quality produce at wholesale pricing, is currently on a two-week rotation. Contribution is $18 for first time participants and $15 for returning participants. Sites are currently at the High Valley Community Center in Del Norte, Marsh Elementary School in Monte Vista and at the Gyllings’ property in La Jara. Visit www.BountifulBaskets.org or call or email Vilate Thacker 719-659-9174, vilatekthacker@gmail.com



SOUTH FORK — Kiwanis meets every Thursday at 6 p.m. at the Carnegie Library in South Fork. Contact: Karen Miller, 719-873-5466 or email mkmillermink@aol.com



DEL NORTE —Every second Saturday of each month the Rio Grande Sportsman Club shooting range will be open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Cost will be $5 per person; children under 13 are free. Shooters must provide and wear their own hearing and eye protection. An NRA certified Range Safety Officer will always be present. For the safety of everyone, shooters must follow Range Safety Officer instructions.

The range is located 1.3 miles west of the Regional Landfill turnoff. Turn south off US 160 onto Rifle Range Road, at about mile marker 207.5. Please contact Greg Carpenter 580-0355, Dr. John Alfson 850-2712, or Dave Pote 580-0738.



ALAMOSA — La Puente has established a special fund to assist the Guatemalan workers that have been laid off from the Rahkra Mushroom Farm. Needs to be addressed include rent, utility, transportation, medical and other household emergencies. Food assistance can be donated to the San Luis Valley Food Bank Network and many local churches. To contribute to the Mushroom Workers Assistance Fund, please send tax-deductible contributions to La Puente, PO Box 1235, Alamosa 81101. Express the intent of the gift. To volunteer as a translator or for further information, please call 589-5909.



ALAMOSA — Toddler and Community Storytimes are back at the Alamosa Public Library. Parents and caretakers of young children are invited to come to the Alamosa Public Library every Friday for storytime with toddlers at 9:30 a.m. and community at 11 a.m. Come sing, dance, play and read. For information contact Children’s Librarian Becky Steenburg at 589-6592.



VALLEY — For those who would like to connect with other artists in the San Luis Valley, announce their work or are just interested in getting email announcements about the arts in the Valley, the SLVArtsannouncements group is available for them. Email slvartsannouncements-subscribe@yahoogroups.com, or if for those who have a Yahoo account go to http://groups.yahoo.com/group/slvartsannouncements/



ALAMOSA — Alamosa County Public Health Department encourages young adults to seek reliable information about pregnancy, birth control and sexually transmitted infections at www.Beforeplay.org. Beforeplay.org is a website that encourages young adults to take responsibility for their sexual health by having conversations with their partners, friends, family members and medical providers. Call Alamosa County Public Health Department at 589-6639.



ALAMOSA — The City of Alamosa has vacancies on some of its advisory boards. Applicants must be city residents, verified through voter registration. For more information and application forms, go to www.cityofalamosa.org or call the Alamosa City Clerk’s office at 589-2593 ext. 8.



CREEDE —The Ladies Auxiliary of the VFW in Creede is seeking donations of cell phones, computers and other electronics. The items will be recycled and proceeds will be donated to veterans’ projects including Homelake and VFW sponsored organizations. For more information and to see if an item might be useful, please contact Betsy Strawn at 580-5983.



ALAMOSA — The Freedom Writer’s Community Writing Workshop meets every Wednesday at 5 p.m. at the La Puente Outreach Conference room, 929 State Ave., Alamosa. Participants spend time writing, learning how to become better writers, sharing their work with each other and listening to others share their works. Everyone is welcome. The second Wednesday of each month is an Open Mic at Milagros to share works with the greater San Luis Valley community. Call La Puente’s office of Community Education for information, 587-3499.



MONTE VISTA —The Monte Vista Historical Society has commemorative playing cards for sale, depicting various buildings and events in Monte Vista’s history, available at the MV Coop, MV City Hall, and the MV Information Center for $10 per deck.



ALAMOSA— School groups, birthday parties, scout troops, or clubs are welcome for a day of challenge and fun at the Adams State College Adventure Program Indoor Rock Climbing Wall. Groups of six or more can reserve the wall for private climbing experiences. ASAP staff will be available during group climbs to instruct participants how to belay and climb safely. For more information please contact Levi Wilner at 587-7813, or leviwilner@adams.edu or visit asap.adams.edu



ALAMOSA —Toastmasters meets every Tuesday from 12-1 p.m. at Trinidad State Junior College in Room 132. Everyone is welcome.



MONTE VISTA — Upper Rio Grande Animal Society has a low-cost, high-quality spay/neuter program in Monte Vista. Alpine Veterinary Hospital, P.C., 2835 Sherman Avenue, Monte Vista, will perform the spay/neuter surgeries through appointments only by calling 852-2561. This new program, funded in part by PetSmart Charities, is open for pet dogs owned by residents with zip code 81144, Monte Vista. Applications for the program will be available at Conour Animal Shelter, 2835 Sherman Avenue, Monte Vista 81144 or mailed by calling 852-3435. Completed applications may be dropped off at Conour Animal Shelter, 2825 Sherman Avenue, Monte Vista, or by mailing them to Upper Rio Grande Animal Society, P.O. Box 369, Monte Vista 81144.



SOUTH FORK — Recycle - Creede will stop in South Fork every third Friday from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. For more information contact 658-2020 or recyclecreede.org



ALAMOSA — Colorado State Patrol Office offers a Car Seat Fitting Station at the Colorado State Patrol Office, 3110 First Street in Alamosa, on the first and third Friday of each month from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. or by appointment, 589-2503. Nationally certified Child Passenger Safety Technicians will inspect, install or replace car seats. Up to 90 percent of all car seats are installed INCORRECTLY. If a car seat is replaced, a cash donation will be requested.



HOMELAKE — The Veterans History Center Museum at Homelake will not be open

Monday mornings and Saturday afternoons during the winter.  Winter hours will be Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 10 to 12 and 1-3 p.m. or by appointment.



ALAMOSA —The San Luis Valley Blue Star Mothers meet the fourth Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m. in Alamosa. For more info call Vicki Jones at 852-3123.



ALAMOSA —Tu Casa is now hosting groups for survivors of sexual assault, date rape, marital rape, and sexual abuse as a child. These groups are open to the community and area held at the Tu Casa office every Thursday from 12-1 p.m. For more information call 589-2465.



ALAMOSA — La Puente recently started a program for homeless veterans struggling with substance abuse and/or mental illness. The six month to one year program provides transitional housing, one on one case management, transportation to appointments and a tailored plan to help veterans get back on their feet. Please call 589-5909.



ALAMOSA —La Puente Homeless Shelter in Alamosa needs the following: canned vegetables, fruit, tomato products, pasta, sauce, beef, chicken, beans, fresh vegetables and fruit, canned tuna, peanut butter, cereal, rice and coffee; hygiene kits with items such as soap, shampoo, razors and cream, toothbrush and paste, deodorant, washcloth, etc.; spoons; work boots and pants in men’s sizes; blankets; towels; work gloves and hygiene products; mattresses and basic furniture; cups, mugs, jars, and glasses of all shapes and sizes. La Puente is also requesting simple items such as food donations and adult gifts for shelter guests. Practical presents might include gift cards, gas cards, or first aid supplies. La Puente’s children’s program needs recreational equipment such as educational games and sports safety gear. All programs need gas cards to help defray the high cost of fuel. Donations can be dropped off at 913 State Avenue, Alamosa. Call 587-3499 with questions.



ALAMOSA — The Alamosa Food Bank’s most pressing needs are: eggs, produce of any kind, rice/grains, tomato products, canned corn, cereal, peanut butter, tuna, pasta, macaroni and cheese, soup, baby formula, dry or canned beans, canned fruit, flour, dry milk, fruit juice (non-perishable) and frozen meats. Call 589-4567.



MONTE VISTA — Do you have a talent or hobby you enjoy sharing with others? Why not consider teaching a Community Education Class through the Byron Syring DELTA Center. Instructors typically charge fees to offset their costs. Call Jenny at 852-2212.



MONTE VISTA — Dharma Study Group Meditation Study and Practice occurs from 10:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. on Saturdays at the Carnegie Public Library in Monte Vista. Participants may bring a cushion or blanket for the meditation practice. For more information call: Tetsuko at 852-2868.



HOMELAKE — In memory to Corporal Randal Rosacker, 21, who was killed in action on March 23 2003, and is buried at Homelake, his parents would like to raise funds to replace all of the benches and install a site map to direct visitors to historical sites on the center’s grounds. Visit the website www.wix.com/rosacker/homelake-fundraiser or mail donations to “Homelake Foundation” with specific donation designated on the check, PO Box 97, Homelake, Colo. 81135.



VALLEY — Habitat for Humanity works with volunteers and applicants to build simple, affordable homes. For information and to request an application, please call the habitat office at 589-8678.



VALLEY — The San Luis Valley Housing Coalition offers affordable low interest loans to make home repairs with funding available on first come, first served basis. Call 587-9807 or pick up an application at 529 Main St. #6, Alamosa.



VALLEY — If you or someone you know is or has been a victim of domestic violence, contact Tu Casa’s 24-hour hotline at 589-2465 or visit their website www.sluvtucase.net.



MONTE VISTA — The Monte Vista Food Bank needs several items to help assist those in need in the San Luis Valley including lotions, towels, coffee, boxed goods, jelly, sandwich bread, feminine hygiene products, and shaving cream. Please deliver donations to the Monte Vista Food Bank on Tuesday or Friday from 2- 4 p.m. or call Sarah Elsey at 587-3499.



ALAMOSA — Biggles’ Battle Mountain Animal Shelter and Sanctuary is in need of blankets, towels, Igloo doghouses and dog and cat food and financial donations. The shelter is a “no-kill” shelter. Donations may be left at/mailed to 76 El Rio in Alamosa. For more information call the SLV Animal Welfare Society at 587-WOOF (9663.)



VALLEY — Residents of the SLV now have access to low cost HIV screening and testing through grant funding. The cost of the test is $5 each, though no one will be denied services if unable to pay. Please contact Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains in Alamosa at 589-4906 for confidential information and appointment times.



ALAMOSA — If there is a member of your family, or a family you know that is prone to wander away from home and become confused or lost, possibly due to a medical situation such as Alzheimer’s, a dementia disorder or Down syndrome or autism, the Alamosa County Sheriff’s Office offers CARE TRAK. Call the Alamosa County Sheriff’s Office at 589-6608.



ALAMOSA— La Leche League of the San Luis Valley holds its monthly meetings on the fourth Saturday of each month at 11 a.m. at Hospice del Valle, 524 Main St in Alamosa. Pregnant and nursing women are welcome to attend with their children and babies. Please call 587-3657.



ALAMOSA — A support group for neurological diseases meets from 4-5 p.m. the first Wednesday of every month at the old restaurant part of the Grizzly Inn in Alamosa. Both patients and caregivers are welcome.



ALAMOSA — Alamosa County Public Health is offering vaccine against cervical cancer. Girls 9 to 18 years of age qualify for this vaccine and are invited to special HPV clinics on Tuesday afternoons. Call 589-6639.



ALAMOSA — Adams State College Community Partnerships offers a recycling option for plastic caps. Bring them to the Community Partnerships Center, corner of Hwy 160 and Edgemont on the Adams State campus (former art building) from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday-Friday. Call 587-8227.



ALAMOSA — Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support Group meets the second Thursday of every month from 9-11 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church, 2005 Mullens Ave., Alamosa. Call 719-937-2117 for more information.



DEL NORTE — American Legion Del Norte Memorial Post 406 meets the second Friday of the month at the Rio Grande Hospital at 7 p.m. Please enter through the emergency room visitors’ entrance. Meetings are held March through December. Contact is Commander John Alfson: 589-6658.



MONTE VISTA — Challenge Colorado Therapeutic Riding Program is in need of volunteers for their Saturday sessions. Volunteers must be at least 16 years of age and must complete a volunteer training. Call 852-2795 or 850-1535. Please leave a message.



ALAMOSA — Partner with Habitat for Humanity and drop off empty, bagged cans at one of the following official recycling locations.

Alamosa: City Market, Safeway and Villa Mall parking lots

Monte Vista: Jack’s Market & Safeway

La Jara: Jack’s Market

Del Norte: Jack’s Market

Antonito: Main and Third

Manassa: Donald’s Service on Main Street

Center: South Broadway and East Fifth

Contact David at 589-8678 for more information about hosting a bin at homes, businesses, or events.



MONTE VISTA — The Monte Vista Band Parents’ Association would like to help efforts to recycle and earn cash at the same time. Recycle empty inkjet cartridges, empty laser cartridges, used cell phones, digital cameras, laptops, iPods, PDAs/Palm Pilots, video games, and video game consoles. This is a year-round fund-raiser. Drop off items at Southern Colorado Computer Services, 157 Adams Street, Monte Vista or call Myrna at 852-2209.














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