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Raton’s airport makes strides for Colfax County’s future

Steve Boyce, president of the Express UU Bar Ranch, Express Staffing Services and the St. James Hotel in Cimarron  gave us an update on Express Aviation Service’s (EAS) plans for Raton’s Municipal Airport. According to Boyce, since taking over Fixed Base Operations (FBO) in October, EAS has spent over $500,000 on airport improvements that include a snazzy new lounge with vibrating, heated recliners, a fleet of six new rental Suburbans, LED lights on the runway, lighted wind socks, and more.

Thumbs Up: Red River Community House promotes service and selflessness

Instead of walking their dogs on the trails, hiking or mountain biking, Red River Community House staff and volunteers, locals and guests were busy. They got out their work gloves and shovels and went to work restoring the Red River Nature Trail. Their project will ensure that future generations of residents and visitors can enjoy one of the town’s treasures.

Area fires remind us to be firewise

Fire season is here. Wildfires are breaking out all around the area — the most recent a massive blaze

Editorial: District needs to get in compliance

The Cimarron Municipal Schools Board of Education and administration need to make sure the district is in compliance when reporting data to the state.

Administrator’s silence speaks volumes

It’s unfortunate for our readers when a top government official declines to talk to the press. Larry Leahy, the village’s administrator, has been quiet these past few months and the citizens of Angel Fire deserve to hear more from him.

Schools need to coordinate schedules

Moreno Valley High School officials and Cimarron Municipal School Superintendent James Gallegos need to get together and decide when our children will be attending school.

Editorial: Thank you for caring for our veterans

A banner hanging at an area supermarket reminding us to pray for local troops who were fighting in the Iraq War served as a stunning reminder: If all politics is local, so is war.

Coming together trumps headlines

This week national headlines came home to our small, close-knit communities here in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. Red River teen Caleb Williams’ death provokes many emotions, but perhaps the most poignant is collective grief.

Editorial: Brace yourself for an epic mud season

There is still a lot of snow in them thar hills — close to four feet to be exact. And according to scientists with the state engineer’s office and the National Weather Service who watch and record this kind of data, 13 inches of moisture are trapped in the snow.

Editorial: Recent Legislative Session Casts Shadow on Sunshine Week

By Greg Williams, President of the New Mexico Foundation for Open Government   Closed-door budget talks and a failed effort to create a transparent ethics commission...