National charity helps Raton girl fulfill her dreams

RATON—Wish Kid Lianna Garcia was more than ready to have her ultimate wish come true. Dressed in a Cinderella gown complete with a tiara, 10-year-old Lianna was finally able to meet Princess Cinderella thanks to children’s charity Kids Wish Network.

Procedural error contributes to Raton school’s ‘F’ grade

RATON — Although the New Mexico Public Education Department has denied an appeal of the “F” grade it gave Kearney Elementary School for the 2012-13 school year, Raton School District Superintendent Neil Terhune still believes the school deserves better.

Congressman Ben Ray Luján Votes for Legislation to Help Prevent Veteran Suicides

WASHINGTON— Congressman Ben Ray Luján of New Mexico’s Third District applauded the unanimous passage of legislation in the House Monday (Jan. 12) night to help prevent suicide among our nation’s veterans.  The Clay Hunt Suicide Prevention for American Veterans Act expands access to mental health services and increases the capacity and efficiency of VA care to address the needs of veterans returning home from war.  The bill passed the House last Congress, but did not receive a final vote in the Senate before the end of last session.  It was reintroduced this month with Luján as a cosponsor.

Author to discuss Colfax County history at February signing

The Raton Museum will be hosting a presentation by author Mike Maddox on Friday, February 6, 2015. Maddox will discuss his recently published book, “Porter and Ike Stockton: Colorado and New Mexico Border Outlaws.” There will be a meet and greet at 5 p.m. and the presentation will begin at 5:30 p.m. Books will be available for purchase and a book signing will follow.

Agenda: Pedestrian Trails Committee Meeting

I. Call to Order II. Pledge of Allegiance III. Roll Call IV. Approval of Meeting Agenda Approval of Minutes from the July 22, 2015 Meeting V. Old Business 1. Sage...

Agenda: Sustainability Committee Meeting for Aug. 25, 2015

I. Call to Order. II. Pledge of Allegiance. III. Roll Call and Introduction of Guests. IV. Approval of Agenda. V. Approval of Minutes. VI. Old Business. A. Green Business Pledge VII....

Springer Chamber acknowledges Oasis Motel

SPRINGER – In its quest to recognize existing businesses in Springer, the Springer Chamber of Commerce has selected the Oasis Motel to be April’s recipient of a cake. Not realizing that the Oasis was in the process of changing hands, this cake of recognition would also be a cake of welcoming Kim and Henry Apodaca as new owners/operators of the newly named Oasis H and K Motel in Springer, N.M.

Raton Middle School greets new principal Kristie Medina

RATON — In the Raton School District, a teacher for special-needs students in elementary school and a middle school principal swapped positions this week.

The Little Race That Could

Today if you were to drive down a certain two-lane road near Red River on a pre-dawn winter morning, you just might see a tiny light bobbing through the darkness. The slight figure wearing the headlamp will wave and keep running. Never mind that it is two degrees Fahrenheit: Lisa Mackey is getting a few miles in before work and she is one determined woman.

‘Hello Dolly’ brings fun to the neighborhood at Raton’s Shuler Theater.

RATON – The beauty of community theater is that it’s made by your neighbors. Musical theater doubles the fun. You see familiar store clerks, technicians, teachers and high school students—some of whom live down the street—all colorfully costumed while they act, sing and dance in bright lights across the big stage.