New chief committed to lowering crime

<em>Continuing with our examination of crime in Raton, The Raton Comet spoke to Raton Police Chief John Garcia to learn about his department’s strategy to reduce crime in our community.</em>

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:

The Lady Tigers softball squad rolls to 11-2 mark

RATON — With an 8-0 win over the Estancia Lady Bears on Friday (April 11), the Lady Tiger softball team is in the midst of a nine game winning streak and are currently 11-2 overall and a perfect 4-0 in district play.

Murder suspect’s bond reduced

RATON — Anthony Garcia, 21 of Raton, who is being held in the Vigil-Maldonado Detention Center, charged with multiple felonies, including one open count of murder has had his $500,000 cash bond reduced to $50,000 property or cash assurity bond with ankle monitor/global positioning system (GPS) home only at a bond reduction hearing on Monday (March 30)

Stress + hard work = The life of a high school senior

RATON — The Our final semester of high school: the time in our lives when everything seems to be happening. Stress is a word we know all too well.

‘Fiestas de Taos’ celebration set for July 17-19

TAOS —Taos is celebrating its annual Fiestas de Taos this weekend (July 17–19) with three full days of events in honor of the feast days of Taos’ Catholic patron saints, St. Anne and St. James (Santa Ana y Santiago).

OpEd: Get to know GrowRaton!

GrowRaton! is the “doing business as” or “dba” name for the Greater Raton Economic Development Corporation, incorporated in New Mexico as a non-profit corporation in September, 2010. We are recognized by the Internal Revenue Service as a 501(c)(3) non-profit economic development corporation which makes contributions tax deductible to the extent permitted by law. At this time, we are an all-volunteer organization operating independently and depend on contributions from investors and community members as well as grants for our funding.

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.

Martinez, Neurauter pace Raton Tigers track squads

CLAYTON — The Raton track team placed 7th (girls) and 10th (boys) respectively in the annual Clayton Invitational track and field meet held in Clayton on Thursday (April 2).

Raton’s Radio Shack demonstrates staying power

RATON — When Radio Shack this month announced bankruptcy proceedings that will close many stores, the phone at Raton’s downtown Radio Shack store started ringing; it hasn’t stopped. “We’ve had hundreds of inquiries,” says Alan Best. “Mostly it’s been our own customers worried that they might lose us.”