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Cimarron School service day: A good escape

CIMARRON — “Don’t eat the worms,” came one teacher’s caution as first graders happily dug in the dirt in the Villa de Philmonte’s rose garden. Cimarron’s students took a day to get some sun and volunteer to help beautify the Villa de Philmonte, as well as the camping headquarters, Chase Ranch and the Cimarrron High School grounds by planting pallets full of petunias and other spring annuals.

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Saturday 05/23/2015
Fatal Paraglider Crash Near AF
Posted: May 23, 2015

COLFAX COUNTY — On Saturday (May 16) at about 10 a.m., the New Mexico State Police received notice of a paraglider aircraft crash. This crash occurred near the Angel Fire Airport in Angel Fire.

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First Aid/CPR Training
Posted: May 23, 2015

ANGEL FIRE — Cindy Coss, Emergency Medical Technician with the Angel Fire Fire department and authorized American Heart Association Instructor and Heartsaver Skills Evaluator, assisted by Kevin Pool also an AFFD Emergency Medical Technician, conducted the American Heart Association’s Heartsaver First Aid, CPR/AED training to 17 members of the Moreno Valley and Eagle Nest Fire Departments, the Angel Fire Search and Rescue Team, and some local residents on Sunday, 17 May, 2015.

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Friday 05/22/2015
Mountain Bike Park goes big on opening month
Posted: May 22, 2015

ANGEL FIRE — Angel Fire Resort Bike Park was the first park open in the Rockies this year. Lifts started spinning May 14. The ribbon cutting saw a crowd of over 20 cyclists ready to get out on the slopes.

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Angel Fire Community Clean Up a Success
Posted: May 22, 2015

ANGEL FIRE — A record 103 community members volunteered and gathered a record-breaking 120 bags of trash at the biennial community clean up hosted by Angel Fire Proud on Saturday, May 16. “They proved there’s nothing they won’t do for the common goal of a more beautiful Angel Fire, no matter how cold, how hard,or how dirty. Great folks making a huge difference for our Village.” said Lysa Hopson, Chairperson of Angel Fire Proud.

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Thursday 05/21/2015
Red River welcomes motorcycle riders Memorial Day weekend
Posted: May 21, 2015

RED RIVER — Men and women across the country are packing their saddlebags to join of 20,000 bikers roaring into town with motorcycles lining every street in town to shop — and party. In addition to the ever-present vendors carrying everything from leather and lace, to food and fun, local venues offer live music and other events.

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CMS awarded partial funding for preschool
Posted: May 21, 2015

EAGLE NEST — The Cimarron Municipal Schools have been awarded $48,000 to move forward with the preschool program at Eagle Nest Elementary, about half of what is needed for the full time program that Superintendent Adan Estrada wants to eventually provide. The grant came from the New Mexico Public Education Department and will fund a half-day program. Estrada is not satisfied with settling for a half-day program.

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Run for the wall inspires again
Posted: May 21, 2015

EAGLE NEST—Close to 400 riders roared through the Moreno Valley this weekend on motorcycles, trikes, and a variety of other cruisers. The riders, who comprise the central route of the annual Run For the Wall event, rode through the cold and rain to reach the Vietnam Veterans Memorial State Park.  They stopped at the memorial to pay their respects to the fallen, to look for a particular name, or to visit the chapel. “They come through every year, and stay for about an hour, or hour and a half,” said Park Manager Kate German.

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Wednesday 05/20/2015
Music on the Mesa Serves up a heaping dish of Americana
Updated: May 20, 2015 - 5:39 pm

TAOS — Music on the Mesa organizers Walking Rain Productions are bringing Americana to the Enchanted Circle in a big way May 29-31 with 25 bands from across the United States.

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Angel Fire Adventure Race July 4
Posted: May 20, 2015

ANGEL FIRE — The Inaugural Angel Fire Adventure race is coming to town July 4th, with the hope of  drawing over 500 participants. The event will offer a Marathon, Half-Marathon, 5k and a kids’ run. The Marathon and Half-Marathon start early 4th-of-July morning at 7 and 7:15 a.m. and will follow a route starting at Hwy 434 and North Angel Fire.

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Tuesday 05/19/2015
Angel Fire Memorial Day: A family reunion
Posted: May 19, 2015

ANGEL FIRE — Angel Fire continues its tradition of honoring War Veterans on Memorial Day weekend. The Vietnam Veterans Memorial State Park will again hold ceremonies and vigils Sunday (May 17) and Monday (May 25). Flags that need to be retired due to wear or damage will be accepted at the memorial and Angel Fire fire station #1. The flag retirement ceremony will be at 1 p.m. on the east side of the memorial amphitheater. At 6 p.m. Sunday, a candle-lit POW/MIA Ceremony will be held at the amphitheater to honor those who didn’t make it home. The public is encouraged to bring lawn chairs and blankets to sit on.

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Monday 05/18/2015
In memoriam: Marion Cullem Griffith
Posted: May 18, 2015

DALLAS — Long-time Lake View Pines property owner, Marion Cullum Griffith, 95, passed away peacefully on Tuesday (March 24) in Dallas, Texas. Marion was born in 1920 to George and Ethel Cullum of Dallas, where she was a life-long member of Oak Lawn United Methodist Church.  She was a graduate and avid supporter of Southern Methodist University. In 1943, she married Bill Foster Griffith, and they spent their 64 1/2 years of married life in Dallas and Eagle Nest. Marion was an active member of the Dallas Women of Rotary and served as president from 1969-1970.

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Incident Command core to Memorial Day
Posted: May 18, 2015

RED RIVER — With over 20,000 motorcyclists converging in Red River, the Memorial Day Motorcycle Rally could overwhelm a small town. For the event to be successful every year the town relies upon several key people.

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Sunday 05/17/2015
Moreno Valley High School students impact children in Nicaragua
Posted: May 17, 2015

ANGEL FIRE — A final project took on more meaning for a Linda Colinda’s Spanish class this year: Their handmade books will soon be flying in the luggage of Kim Covill, founder of From Books to Brilliance, to remote villages in Nicaragua to children who are in dire need of reading material.

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Cimarron Economic Development committee begins action plan
Posted: May 17, 2015

CIMARRON — Cimarron’s locals are getting involved in their economic well being. A call for an “Round Table” discussion brought over 15 participants to The Porch Thursday (April 30), including a few village council members and Mayor Judy LeDoux. The need for local student input, as well as more involvement from business owners to support the growth and well being of the whole economic atmosphere was brought to light.

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Saturday 05/16/2015
Moreno Valley High School students explore a growing technology field
Posted: May 16, 2015

ANGEL FIRE — Thursday (April 22) tutor, volunteer teacher and PhD in Chemical Engineering, Robert Legasse took the MVHS Senior Calculus class to visit an unassuming building nestled in the south-east corner of Angel Fire’s business district. The building houses an extraordinary molecular modeling software company called Materials Design. Dr. Paul Saxe, Angel Fire resident and CEO of Materials Design, gave a intellectual and physical tour of their company to the handful of highly curious seniors.

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