Cornelia Sisneros was everyone’s ‘favorite Grannie’

ANGEL FIRE — You can call her Cornelia or Nellie, but everyone around Cimarron and the Moreno Valley knows her as Grannie,” said Rachel Ricklefs of Cimarron. Cornelia Sisneros of Springer grew incredible gardens, made delicious food and brought success to many local restaurants through her kind and clever management. “Everything she would plant thrived,” said daughter Ernestine (Penny) Coppedge. This statement applied to everything that grew in her life.

Sadie Renfro’s rearview mirror sees back 92 years

The dirt roads went on and on. Sadie Brown didn’t care for them. During school years, she had to lodge with town families far from her own on the remote Brown Ranch in Long Canyon, 30 miles northeast of Folsom, New Mexico.

In Memoriam: John Burt lived life ‘big’

ANGEL FIRE – John “Johnny Friendly” Burt loved his wife Katrina White. He loved his dog Chamonix. He loved his family. He loved music. He loved skiing. He loved mountain biking. He loved golfing. He loved Angel Fire. He loved the Moreno Valley and the Enchanted Circle. He loved... life.

Red River’s Sigi Klein reflects on a lifetime of skiing contributions

Longtime Ski Instructor inducted into New Mexico Ski Hall of Fame By Ellen Miller-Goins Sigi Klein has shared skiing at Red River Ski & Summer Area...

Red River’s Grindstaff shares colorful history

RED RIVER — Sunday (June 29), the day before she left to return to Chelsea, Michigan, longtime Red River resident Maxine Grindstaff, 93, finally consented to participate in a “Living Legends” interview with Eddie and Barbara Dry and Judy Miller.

Andy LeBus ‘lived life to the fullest’ in Angel Fire

ANGEL FIRE — Talk to any longtime resident of the Moreno Valley about Andy LeBus and you will hear dozens of words praising the man for his cheerful disposition, his giving nature, his work ethic. Talk long enough and everyone — every single one — will say his daughters mattered most to the man. Sara and Emily are Andy’s most treasured legacy.

Neal family roots run deep in Red River, Eagle Nest

Editor's Note: The following originally appeared in the Chronicle's 2012 Spring Land & Home magazine. Dirk Neal said he can tell the difference between a...

Angel Fire hiking visionaries trek to lower ground

Herb Kalen plans to move to Florida with his wife Kathy at the end of September for health reasons, but there’s something the 30-year resident of Angel Fire had to do first.

Rough and tumble winters in Red River

Editor's note:  The following is a reprint of an article that appeared in the 2002-2003 Winter Enchantment magazine published by the Chronicle. Johnny Brandenburg...

Area Veterans served with pride

By Michael Ritterhouse and Gabriel Weinstein Tuesday (Nov. 11), our country will come together to honor our nation’s veterans. Here in Northern New Mexico, every...