Enchanted Circle Firefighters prepare for wildfire season

Local and National Fire departments are mobilizing to prepare for the wildfire season. The annual Enchanted Circle Regional Fire Protection Association Meeting in Taos Monday (April 6) kicked off the local wildfire season. Fire Chiefs, volunteers and other personnel from around the area amassed for the meeting including Taos County and Moreno Valley area department officials and volunteers, and fire personnel from Taos Pueblo, Bureau of Land Management, and Carson National Forest, among others. Wildfire trainings also began in Red River April 6, continuing throughout the week and ending with live-fire training Sunday (April 12) on a ranch in Elizabethtown. The meeting on Monday allowed area departments to discuss their capabilities, the season outlook and fire-fighting resources.

Mora High School named National Blue Ribbon School

Mora High School is one of three New Mexico schools to be named a 2015 National Blue Ribbon School. U.S. Secretary of Education Arne...

Enjoy Bandelier for free one day this week

Often just known as NPLD, National Public Lands Day — set for Saturday (Sept. 30) this year — is generally billed as the nation's largest...

Questa fires head basketball coach

In a surprise move, Questa Independent Schools fired Tomas Madrid as the head boys basketball coach,  two weeks before the official start of the 2017-18...

Cimarron Municipal School District budget woes alleviated

CIMARRON — Cimarron Municipal Schools were taken off emergency supplemental funding from the Public Education Department (PED) of New Mexico Monday (Feb. 15). Under Superintendent Adan Estrada’s direction, CMS is moving towards more self sufficiency through grant writing and tightened budget control.

Red River Historical Society announces fall events

RED RIVER—The Red River Historical Society has announced four member events for the fall.

Colfax County Blotter: Feb. 8, 2016

Courtesy Colfax County Sheriff’s Office ARRESTS: Ernest Paul Valdez age 37 was arrested in Raton for Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon, Resisting, Evading or Obstructing an Officer (2 counts),...

Angel Fire Resort purchases Winter Sports

Angel Fire Resort has purchased Winter Sports Ski Rental & Ski Shop next to The Lodge at Angel Fire Resort. According to a resort press...

Angel Fire Police Blotter: Sept. 24–Oct. 1

09/24/2018 12:26:34 18-000591 Informational Angel Fire Police Department was requested to do an employment background check for the Fire Department. Background checks were conducted on...

Fire Chief Murtagh plans for fire season… and beyond

Since implementing fire restrictions in village limits Jan. 10, Angel Fire Fire Chief John Murtagh has hosted a series of public information meetings, an...