Beatles tribute band heads to Raton’s Shuler Theater Saturday

RATON — Perhaps more than the songs of Frank Sinatra and Elvis Presley combined, the songs of The Beatles remain favorites of each generation that has come along since the British band’s breakup 45 years ago. They lasted fewer than ten years but produced music that keeps several Beatles tribute bands touring full-time. The most successful of the tribute bands brings its live four-piece Beatles band to the Shuler Theater Saturday (Jan. 17) night.

Editorial: Thank you, Colfax County

I’m usually a bit groggy when I drive to work in the mornings. I wasn’t Friday (Jan. 30) as I drove down Hwy 434 for my final day of work at the <em>Sangre de Cristo Chronicle</em>. I thought about the dozens of council meetings I’ve attended, the thrill of covering the March 2014 municipal elections and the days I spent photographing skiers and snowboarders on the slopes of Angel Fire Resort.

Officials working to save Southwest Chief stop in Raton

RATON—Heading into the third week of this year’s legislative session, state legislators and local government officials are optimistic that they will find a way to keep Amtrak’s Southwest Chief train running through Raton and other Northern New Mexico communities.

OpEd: State tests are important

Regarding the tests and why all students should take them:

Raton Lady Tigers meet Las Vegas Robertson in 2014 volleyball debut Saturday

RATON—The Raton Lady Tiger volleyball squad will open the 2014 season against former district foe Las Vegas Robertson at Tiger gymnasium on Saturday, Aug. 30 beginning at 2 p.m.

Raton Professional Business Women announces Woman of the Year nominees

The Raton Professional Business Women’s organization has announced nominees for the 2014 Business Woman of the Year award.  The nominees are:

City of Bethlehem opens Saturday in Raton

RATON — Arlin Swank, president of the Raton Lions Club, announced the City of Bethlehem at Climax Canyon Park is scheduled to open at 5:30 p.m. Saturday (Dec. 7).

Military appreciation ski weekend begins Friday

ANGEL FIRE — The Not Forgotten Outreach program along with the National Veterans Wellness and Healing Center kicks off Military Appreciation Weekend hosted by Angel Fire resort Friday (Feb. 20). The event offers veterans, active military and their families $25 lift tickets, lodging discounts, a free Saturday night banquet, half-price rentals, free adaptive skiing or snowboarding lessons, and discounted vet-to-vet lessons with local instructors from the different military branches.

Wildcats turn back Tigers: Raton downs Maxwell in OT

RATON—The Raton Tigers bounced back from a tough 42-34 loss to Cowbell Tournament champions Questa Monday (Jan. 15) to beat the Maxwell Bears 67-64 in overtime  Tuesday (Jan. 16) in the Jungle. The Tigers finished the week with a loss to Centauri, Colorado.

Editorial: Looking back on 2014

It was another eventful year in the Moreno Valley and Enchanted Circle. In 2014, Cimarron, Angel Fire, Eagle Nest and Red River all welcomed new faces to their respective village and town councils. Eagle Nest, Angel Fire and Red River each enter 2015 with new administrators. (Angel Fire’s administrator is currently an interim position.)