Register now for summer Nature Camps

The Red River Community House's Nature Discovery Camps are returning for a third year, and registration is underway.   According to organizer Don Wendell, there are two sessions...

Arts About Town in Angel Fire attracts an eclectic mix

El Centro Plaza was the setting for Saturday’s (Aug. 31) Arts About Town, an eclectic street fair that started 18 years ago when a few local artists gathered in front of Mini Mart Plaza to present their wares.

Casting For Recovery Mud Ball kicks off April 17 in Angel Fire

ANGEL FIRE — Casting for Recovery tosses a line out to locals to gather for the Annual Mud Ball at Zeb’s Friday (April 17) at 6 p.m. All proceeds go to providing a free fly fishing retreat for 14 breast cancer survivors each year. The retreat is based out of the historic Villa on the Philmont Scout Ranch in early October. CFR’s goal is to raise about $20,000 to sponsor participants this fall. The Mud Ball is only a piece of the fund-raising puzzle this year. Other events such as a fishing tournament, art shows, etc. will be planned throughout the year to reach their goal. This year CFR will also be partnering with the Angel Fire Adventure race during the Fourth of July weekend.

Social media connects locals to deck the halls

New technology can bring people together with the click of a mouse. Just ask Katherine McDermott and the crew of volunteers who raised money through Facebook just in time to decorate Angel Fire for the holidays.

Editorial: Citizen support essential for Southwest Chief’s survival

Colfax County residents were out in full force Saturday to show Amtrak President and CEO Joe Boardman, U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich, D-N.M. and New Mexico Department of Transportation Cabinet Secretary Tom Church the importance the Southwest Chief train has to the region. In Raton, the trio was greeted with signs that read “SAVE OUR CITY. DON’T TAKE OUR SOUTHWEST CHIEF. IT’S OUR LIFEBLOOD.” At the Philmont Scout Ranch, they spoke with Boy Scout Troops that boarded the train in Kansas City and got off in Raton. In Springer, the community even came out to the old train station. If the Southwest Chief is to be saved, we must find a way to continue showing Boardman, Heinrich, Church and Gov. Susana Martinez the same amount of energy and enthusiasm.

Cimarron Municipal Schools receives propane-powered bus

Cimarron Municipal Schools recently received the newest addition to its fleet of vehicles — a propane-powered activity bus. The bus cost the district $116,000.

‘Thanks for making HSF tourney successful’

The 25th Annual HSF Angel Fire Invitational has come and gone, and with it are the smiles of 200 players and guests as well as the deserving students who will receive approximately $75,000 garnered this year toward realizing their dream of a better life through continuing education.

School district announces new round of planning meetings

Another round of strategic planning meetings were announced at the Wednesday, Oct. 9, school board meeting to gather input on a facility master plan for the Cimarron Municipal School District. The meetings come after the district held two community meetings in September to discuss a proposed bond election that would fund the construction of new classrooms at Moreno Valley High School and to address the district’s other needs.

Coffee company draws on brothers’ Moreno Valley roots

ANGEL FIRE— Raymond and Dan Jaramillo did not go grow up as coffee connoisseurs. The brothers were too busy lobbing passes to each other on the basketball court and perfecting their golf games.  

Cimarron school district Parents and teachers debate use of online Blackboard

Some parents in the school district are demanding it train parents and teachers on the use of the online Blackboard system or scrap it all together as a means to alleviate snow days.