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.

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: 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.”

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.

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: 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.

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.

Joe and Loretta, thank you for all your years of giving!

We’re not sure we can add anything more to Michelle Duregger’s article about Joe and Loretta Giglia who are retiring at the end of this school year but we felt the duo warranted a “Thumbs Up” here. After 30 years on the job they are leaving big shoes to fill for sure, both as coaches and as teachers.

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.