Local students attend engineering camp, one lands scholarship


Three 11th graders from Moreno Valley High School and a sixth grader from Taos Charter School recently participated in the pre-freshman engineering program (PREP) at New Mexico State University. Moreno Valley students Taner Tibljas of Angel Fire, Teo Roske of Cleveland, and Kayla Nichols of Taos — all in 11th grade — and Taos Charter School sixth grader Matthew Mondragon

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Obituary: Glenn Allen Fortlage

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Glenn Allen Fortlage, 87, of Angel Fire passed away Friday, July 22, 2016. He was a longtime realtor in the Moreno Valley and was a very active member for many years and past President of the Angel Fire Rotary. Glenn is preceded in death by his wife, Wanda Lee Fortlage, parents, Leroy and Mae Fortlage. He is survived by his children, David Fortlage, Dale Fortlage (Kathi)

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Obituary: Weldon Joe Broaddus

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August 31, 1954 – July 23, 2016

Weldon Joe Broaddus, 61, of Red River, New Mexico, passed away at home of natural causes at 8 a.m. Saturday (July 23). Weldon was born in Hereford, Texas, on August 31, 1954. He graduated from Vega High School in Vega, Texas, and received a degree from Bryan College, in Bryan, Texas. Weldon worked as a Rancher in Vega and then

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Angel Fire Police Blotter: July 18-25, 2016


07/18/2016 15:26:09    16-000306            Informational        

Angel Fire Police Department conducted a background check on an applicant for employment. A criminal history was run on an applicant for employment with AFPD. Location: 3465 MOUNTAIN VIEW BL          COMP – Service Completed

07/19/2016 01:05:00    16-000307          

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Colfax County Sheriff’s Blotter: July 19, 2016

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Karrie Archuleta, age 39, was arrested in Raton for aggravated battery against a household member, leaving the scene of an accident, failure to notify an accident and driving with a suspended/revoked license. Danny Munoz, age 31, was arrested in Raton for criminal damage to property. Patrick J. Garcia, age 35, was arrested in Raton for a Colfax County District

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Obituary: Angela Young

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Angela Young, 54, of Red River passed away after a long battle against cancer. She is survived by Harold Young, her husband of 26 years; her daughter Crystal Swanson; grandson Tristan Lancaster; and brother Bruce Stone; as well as other loving family members and friends. Angela and Harold spent every day in love while working side by side to build many wonderful businesses

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Afternoon showers bring summer flowers

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Those pesky afternoon rain showers that interrupt your golf game or hike are what brings our wild flowers out to bloom. And, because of our micro ecosystems created by the hills and dales of the mountains, they all do not bloom at the same time or in the same place. Most of these in this photo blog bloom somewhere on my two acres or the hills I walk with my dog and camera

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Speak Up: ‘I want you to know where I stand’

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From The Taos News As I watched the ambush that led to the death of five Dallas police officers, and injury to seven other officers and two civilians unfold last week, I could not help but begin to think about our own community. I could not help but think how relatively even and respectful past events have been and how we as law enforcement have prepared and respond

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Birds of Monte Verde Lake

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I spied these ducks and the heron in Monte Verde Lake following the end of the annual Garden Tour in Angel Fire Saturday (July 16). Continue Reading →

A visit to the Art + Farmers Market

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Sunday afternoons at Frontier Park, the Angel Fire Art + Farmers Market showcases local and regional artists, live music, food, fresh produce from growers and non-profits. Visit the market from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. through Sept. 4. Continue Reading →

In the Valle Vidal…

(Photo by Jacqui-Binford Bell)

The Valle Vidal is a 100,000-acre unit of the Carson National Forest near the New Mexico/Colorado border northwest of Cimarron. This large section of land encompasses several valleys and towering peaks rich in pristine native and wild trout waters. The Valle Vidal is open for fishing July 1 through December 31. There is an area designated as Special Trout Waters for the

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Fishing Report for July 19

Fly fishing guide Missy Albin fishes in the Red River below the trout hatchery Monday (July 19). (Photo by Ellen Miller-Goins)


This fishing report, provided by Bill Dunn and New Mexico Department of Game & Fish, has been generated from the best information available from area officers and anglers. Conditions encountered after the report is compiled may differ, as stream, lake and weather conditions alter fish and angler activities. Need a license? Click here to buy online. Catch

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Angel Fire Police Blotter: July 11-18, 2016


07/11/2016 12:15:00    16-000294           Private Property Accident

A caller called the Angel Fire Police Department to report a hit and run car crash involving his vehicle. A private property hit and run car crash report was taken. Location: 11 SQUAW VALLEY RD NE            RPT – Report Taken

07/11/2016 17:45:00    16-000293          

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Kites at home in the Moreno Valley

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Editor’s note: This is a reprint of a 2007 story by Ellen Miller-Goins that appeared in the Sangre de Cristo Chronicle’s Summer Enchantment magazine. Tiny Kite died Friday (July 15) after being struck by a car in Red River. Live in these resort communities long enough and you get a little overwhelmed, even saddened, from the staggering number of people who

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The Philmont Infirmary: A new vision in medicine

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Many people associate Philmont with the plethora of adventures available for youth, however, there is another realm of opportunities that exist for those in medical school. Philmont’s full functioning Infirmary serves not only as a great resource for participants needing medical assistance; it also serves as a place for either first or fourth year University of Kansas

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Fishing Report for July 12


This fishing report, provided by Bill Dunn and New Mexico Department of Game & Fish, has been generated from the best information available from area officers and anglers. Conditions encountered after the report is compiled may differ, as stream, lake and weather conditions alter fish and angler activities. Need a license? Click here to buy online. Catches of the

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Getting down to business with Wolfgang’s Spa Works

Neil Collins, part owner of Wolfgang's Spa Works and son of the business’ namesake. (Photo by Cody Hooks, The Taos News)

It’s hard to think of hot tubs without also thinking of Wolfgang’s Spa Works. Neil Collins, part owner and son of the business’ namesake, sat down with The Taos News to talk about the business of hot water, why people hot tub and protecting brand integrity in the face of planned obsolesce. Let’s start with the “who” behind Wolfgang’s Spa Works. I was

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