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.

Find the Christmas meaning through the words of children

This time of year it’s easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of the season. Often the true meaning of Christmas is lost.

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.

Racetrack developer never really got out of the gate

When the New Mexico Gaming Control Board revoked La Mesa Racetrack and Casino developer Michael Moldenhauer’s gaming license last week it really came as no surprise.

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.

Eating Humble Pie

Business can, occasionally, feel a little like our friend Sisyphus getting that rock to the top of the hill, only to watch it roll back down. So it has been with the Raton Comet. In last week’s Raton Comet, we printed an article about the inspiring talk, “Can Small Town’s Be Cool?” and extolled the wisdom of speaker David J. Ivan’s message. We mentioned the groups that have been working to make Raton a better place to live. We featured the Shuler Theater’s venerable Bill Fegan in the weekly “Q&A”. We felt good about the paper.

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...

Editorial: Kudos to Red River for making recycling happen

Red River Town Councilor George Woerndle make a comment during last week’s March 24 regular meeting that warmed our hearts: “the plastic bottle container is full all the time.”

Sewer issues could clog Valley of the Utes development

Officials with the Village of Angel Fire have really stepped in a bucket of sewage this time.

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.