Genealogical Workshop in Trinidad Colorado

A free genealogical workshop sponsored by the Santa Fe Trail Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will be held on Saturday, Feb 24, 2007 at the Carnegie Public Library from 9:30am till 3:30pm. Call Constance LaLena for more information 719-846-8788

A Land Out of Time – Movie Trailer

A Land Out of Time?

The Chronicle-News reports that a new film titled "A Land Out of Time" was recently shown at the Bar NI Ranch in Stonewall and it was noted that this film is intended as a wake up call for Western States residents. This film highlights the Methane Gas Drilling boom that affects this local area as well as many other Western States.


Would you like to comment on this Movie Trailer and the subject of Methane Gas Well drilling and how it affects you in a positive or negative way? Add your comment below

Local Weather Reports by Walt Wolff

Walt Wolff has a local private Weather Station and here is the link to his daily Weather Page

Thanks Walt!

Gordito’s Mexican Cafe in Trinidad Colorado

Gordito’s Mexican Cafe in Trinidad Colorado is located on Main Street just west of the Bell Block Building across the street from the Coal Miner’s Memorial. Although they have been open for 2 years last week was our first visit and I can honestly say that we waited way too long for this excellent local home cooking. Run by Vicky Lucero, a local native of Las Animas County, this cafe is quaint and clean.

From my very first visit to Southern Colorado I was introduced to the flavorful specialty that is called Green Chile. It really is a Green Chile Stew and you will find it made many different ways and from mild to hot in spice. Most varieties are with Hatch Chiles from Hatch New Mexico or Anaheim chiles cooked down into a soup like consistency with added onions, garlic and pork stew meat. Many also add pinto beans, tomato base and green peppers or even other select goodies…..

Vicky’s green chile was absolutely some of the best that I have had in the area. I ordered Beef Enchilada Plate smothered with green chile and they put plenty of Green Chile on it too. So many restaurants are stingy with their smothering of green chile but not Gordito’s! Served with the enchilada’s was whole pinto beans (instead of the usual refried beans) and a mexican rice with a tomato base added. Yum Yum!

Barbara had the Chile Burger…..and if you have never had this local treat either you are sure to love it. This is an open faced hamburger complete with bun served with a ton of french fries all smothered with Gordito’s Green Chile. Again plenty of green chile sauce is liberally poured over the whole sandwich and fries. It won’t be long and you will be regularly ordering Smothered Green Chile Burgers too after you have one of these treats.

And to top it off they serve with many of the meals 2 sopapillas that comes with warmed honey that you can pour over this tasty pastry. Just writing this and thinking about it I am getting hungry for Gordito’s!

Prices range from  $4.69 for Huevos Rancheros to $7.49 for a Combination Plate with 4 items plus beans and rice. Besides Mexican food they also serve hamburgers, BLT’s and other American  dishes.

Gordito’s delivers to local businesses and homes. Their Winter Hours are from 11 am to 8 pm Monday through Saturday and Sunday’s from 11am till 3 pm. Their summer Hours are 11 am till 9 pm. In the winter if it’s snowing be sure to call ahead to make sure they are open.

Gordito’s Mexican Cafe

Hope you enjoy Gordito’s.

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Fur Fest at Noah’s Ark Shelter Adoptathon Sat Feb 3rd

Sorry I know this is late notice but just in case you can make it Noah’s Ark is having an Adopt-a-thon today Saturday February 3rd between 12 noon and 3 pm.

It only takes $40 to adopt an adorable dog or only $10 to adopt a special cat. Plus new owners can also get discounted obedience training for their pet provided by Nicki Morrissey. Nicki’s number is 719-845-4523. Great Idea Nicki!

So in case you are close by and are looking for a new pet stop by Noah’s Ark or call them at 719-680-2385

Las Animas-Huerfano County Free Radon Test Kits

The Las Animas-Huerfano Counties District Health Department is offering Free Radon Test Kits. During the winter months when homes are closed up more there is more danger from trapping radon gases which are the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States. Certain low levels of radon can be like smoking 2-3 packs of cigarettes a day. Certainly you wouldn’t want you or your family exposed to this.

Radon is a gas that naturally releases into the air from the soil. Most of our homes here in Colorado in the mountains or towns, especially the older homes in town built in the late 1800’s or early 1900’s, are built on a crawl space or unfinished basement. This crawl space now captures and concentrates any radon gases released from the soil and especially during the winter when your windows are shut and the heat is on. So by all means get your free radon test kit, we highly recommend it.

A while back we posted some information about Radon and you can find that on this link and we think if you have not read this you will find this helpful. If you are building a new home here you will find that you can protect your family with some simple inexpensive mitigation installed while you are doing the construction. So if you are not aware of Radon we hope you take a few minutes to get better educated.

Thanks to the Local Health Department for offering this free test kit!

You can contact John or Tony in Trinidad at 719-846-2213 or Matt in Walsenburg at 719-738-2650.

Trinidad Location is at 412 Benedicta Avenue, Trinidad, CO 81082

Walsenburg Location is 119 East Fifth Street, Walsenburg, CO 81089