Upcoming Events

SPACe Members Show

Feb 11 — Mar 07, 2020

Feb 15 - Reception 5-7 pm. Original artwork by members of SPACe. Delicious drinks, snacks, and good company. Show is on display until March 7. Visit the SPACe gallery Tues, Thurs, or Sat 11am - 2 pm to see this art show of SPACe members' works.

Wed Feb 19th - Sun Feb 22, 10 - 6 PM: Free The Monkey Pop-Up Consignment Sale at the La Veta Mercantile

Feb 19 — Feb 22, 2020

La Veta Mercantile welcomes Free the Monkey Consignment for another spectacular Pop-Up Sale featuring men's and women's clothing, housewares, home decor, and more! PRE-SALE: Monday, February 18, 4 pm. Pay a `$5 entrance fee and get first pick of the fabulous sale items! CASH or CHECK ONLY, please. A portion of the sale proceeds will benefit the Spanish Peaks International Celtic Music Festival. Facebook Event Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/1060598477620555/

Thurs Feb 20 Justice Female Pioneers with Nancy Dick and Cathy Mullens @ LVPL

Feb 20 — Feb 20, 2020

The Friends of the La Veta Library are proud to present this program featuring two female pioneers in the Colorado judicial system. Free with refreshments!

Nancy Dick is best known as Colorado’s first female Lieutenant Governor but before that historic role she served in the Colorado House of Representatives from 1975 to 1979. Representative Dick, a Democrat, was from Aspen and represented five counties on the Western Slope. She attended law school at the University of Denver while serving in the state legislature.In 1975 and 1976, Rep. Dick was the vice-chair of the Transportation and Energy committee. She also served as the vice-chair of the interim committee on the Equal Rights Amendment.She went on to become Lieutenant Governor from 1979 to 1987, serving with Governor Richard Lamm.

Some may know that Cathy Mullens is the municipal judge in La Veta, but they probably don’t know that in 1992 she broke one of the glass ceilings in her profession. Mullens, a law school graduate of Campbell University in Raleigh, N.C., ran for District Attorney in the 12th Judicial District, the San Luis Valley, & won – becoming the first woman to be elected as a District Attorney in the state. Mullens did her undergraduate work at Adams State College in Alamosa & returned there to work as a Deputy District Attorney in 1985. She continued to serve as a prosecutor & served in the First Judicial District, in Golden, CO, the Third J.D., which is comprised of Huerfano & Las Animas counties, & retired 10 years ago after serving as a Chief Deputy D.A. in the 10th J.D., Pueblo County

Spanish Peaks Wilderness

A.k.a Wahatoya Region

In Southern Colorado, there's an immense area where few go. Some enjoy the Nature, away from the crowded trails and resorts. Some come for the adventure. Some even stay.

What to do?

Follow trails through tall evergreens and quaking aspens. Stand on rock outcroppings and survey the valleys and vistas as they tumble upon each other to the horizon. Sit under a tree and listen...to the songs of the birds, the wind, the trees...the song of the mountains. Relax you're in the Cuchara Valley.