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.

Editorial: Thank you to our veterans

There are many things that make Northern New Mexico special. The snow capped peaks, the stunning sunsets and the changing of the aspens are a few things that draw residents to our corner of the world.

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.

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: Another year of public projects

There are not many years we can say the amount of public construction projects surpasses private building, but this year looks like it will be one of those times. This is not necessarily a good thing.

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...

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.

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.

Village needs to meet its deadlines

The Village of Angel Fire is late in getting a copy of its preliminary annual budget to the New Mexico Department of Finance and Administration.

It’s always nice when the news is good

The Village of Angel Fire has been behind on its audits for years, a fact made all the more painful in 2013 when Gov. Susana Martinez issued an executive order requiring that state capital outlay funds be granted only to municipalities whose annual financial audits were up-to-date. Today we share in Mayor Barbara Cottam’s joy — and relief — when she announced Monday (June 8) the Angel Fire audits are up to date.