Angel Fire writer lands silver award in Florida

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Scott Archer Jones of Angel Fire has received a President’s Silver Award for his book “A Rising Tide of People Swept Away”. The Florida Authors & Publishers Association (FAPA) awarded gold, silver and bronze medals for the best books of 2015 and the first half of 2016 by authors and publishers in Florida and throughout the United States during its

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Missing suspect found in Cimarron

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CIMARRON — Friday (Aug. 19) at 12:16 hours the Colfax County Sheriff’s Office, State Police, and Cimarron Police Department responded to 123 Lambert Hills in Cimarron based on information from someone in the community that a suspect still at large from the Aug. 14 homicide in Raton was located inside the residence. Adrian Duran, aka “Pelan” had two active warrants

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Colfax County Sheriff’s Blotter: Aug. 13-19, 2016

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ARRESTS:

 

Domenic Chavez, age 28, was arrested in Springer for driving while his license was suspended/revoked

Samantha Chavez, age 22, was arrested in Springer for a Colfax County Magistrate Court warrant for failure to appear at the time and place ordered by court for an original offense of driving while suspended/revoked

David Licon, age 24, was arrested in Raton

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Raton suspect remains at large

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On Wednesday (Aug. 17) the Colfax County Sheriff’s Office, Raton Police Department, and New Mexico State Police responded to 1409 State St in Raton. Information was received from the community and Raton Crime Stoppers that one of the suspects from an Aug. 14 homicide that occurred on East 4th in Raton was located inside the residence. The suspect had an active

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Colfax County Sheriff’s Blotter: Aug. 8-12, 2016

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ARRESTS:

David H. Armendariz, age 25, was arrested in Raton for a Sandoval County Bench Warrant for contempt of court and for failure to pay child support as previously ordered

Kianna Bunch, age 34, was arrested in Raton for a Payne County, state of Oklahoma Bench Warrant for failure to appear and pay fines and fees for the offense of larceny, obstructing an officer and

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Angel Fire Police Blotter: Aug. 8-15, 2016

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08/08/2016 07:20:00    16-000347           Property Accident

Angel Fire Police Department responded to a vehicle vs. deer accident in the area of Mountain View Blvd. and Moraine Way. Upon arrival it was determined that a north bound vehicle had struck a small fawn when it jumped out in front of the vehicle. The fawn was severely injured and was dispatched on

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Udall staff office hours in Colfax County tomorrow

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Tomorrow (Thursday, Aug. 11) a representative from the office of U.S. Senator Tom Udall will hold office hours for Colfax and Mora County residents who need help with issues related to federal agencies. Hours are from 8:30 to 10 a.m. at the Raton City Hall Council Chambers; 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Springer Senior Center; and 2 to 3:30 p.m. at the Mora-San

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Española Walmart to temporarily close — some workers will come to Taos

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Staff report The Walmart Supercenter in Española is closing temporarily. Some of its workers are expected to temporarily transfer to the Taos Walmart. The Walmart Supercenter located in Española is set to close temporarily the week of Sept. 19, according to company spokesperson Delia Garcia. “We are still working on the plan and will be communicating the

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Colfax County Sheriff’s Blotter: Aug. 5, 2016

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ARRESTS:

Thomas Padilla, age 36, was arrested for a Springer Magistrate Warrant for larceny

David N. Maestas was arrested in Springer for battery against a household member

INCIDENTS

Tommy Mascarenas was a victim to harassment in Springer

Murray Philip Swanson was a victim to larceny and criminal damage to property in Raton

Misty and James Richey were victim to telephone harassment

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Angel Fire Police Blotter: Aug. 1-8, 2016

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08/01/2016 15:40:00    16-000335           Breaking and Entering

Angel Fire Police Department responded to a report of a possible breaking and entering at a residence on Vail Loop. Upon arrival it was learned that the house was condemned and secured by Village Code enforcement. People interested in buying the residence were found inside and given permission

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Drier weather ahead

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After staying to the east of New Mexico for some time, high pressure aloft will be moving back over the state through Tuesday. This will start to suppress storm development some, especially in the west central to northwestern sections of the state where drier air will visit. Still, scattered to numerous storms are expected to develop Tuesday afternoon from the southwestern

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Marshal’s office confirms death of Shane ‘Montana’ Dauma

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RED RIVER — Deputy Marshal Tim Wiginton confirmed today that Red River resident Shane “Montana” S. Dauma passed away sometime Thursday at his home in the Pioneer Apartments. “Friends of his had not seen him that day so they went to check on him,” Wiginton said. “They called and said he was not breathing and was non-responsive. Red River EMS and

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Taos man facing child pornography charges

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Prosecution Brought Under Project Safe Childhood ALBUQUERQUE – This morning (Tuesday, Aug. 2) a U.S. Magistrate Judge sitting in Albuquerque found probable cause to support a criminal complaint charging Timothy J. Martin, 32, of Taos with federal child pornography charges. Martin was released pending trial to a halfway house and will be under pretrial supervision

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Be mindful of lightning in the National Forest

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The National Weather Service (NWS) forecast for this week in Northern New Mexico includes afternoon and evening thunderstorms with heavy rain. This past weekend saw nearly a thousand lightning strikes area National Forest boundaries. As welcome as the moisture is, the monsoon season carries risk.  Forest visitors are urged to learn about lightning and use good

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Angel Fire Police Blotter: July 25-Aug. 1, 2016

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07/25/2016 04:25:00    16-000321           Suspicious Incident

Angel Fire Police Department responded to a report of loud banging on a wall of a residence. Upon arrival officer met with the reporting party who stated that it was possible a bear was making the noise. Officer searched the area and was unable to locate any signs of a bear or anything suspicious

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Colfax County Sheriff’s Blotter: July 25-29, 2016

ARRESTS:

Manuel Samnigo, age 25, was arrested in Springer for aggravated assault on a household member (deadly weapon), false imprisonment and battery on a household member

INCIDENTS:

Ronald G. Hickman was a victim in Cimarron to criminal damage to property

Janet Simon was a victim in Raton for burglary and larceny

ACCIDENT REPORTS:

Barbara Palantone and Dennis Kimminua were

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