RHS again celebrates big for National Poetry Month

RATON — Raton High School’s fifth-annual Poets in the Schools program approaches, the school’s English department has awarded junior DawnRae Arguello a $100 prize for creating the program’s new logo that will be featured on posters and t-shirts to promote the program taking place at the Shuler Theater and at RHS throughout April—National Poetry Month.

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.

Editorial: This year’s school elections have different feel

On Feb. 3, voters in the Cimarron Municipal School district will head to the polls again, eleven months after they pushed through a $7 million general obligation bond that greenlit the construction of new classrooms for Moreno Valley High School and improvements at the district’s Cimarron campus. This time, voters will decide whether or not to renew the district’s SB-9 levy, a 2 mill property tax levy which helps the district with maintenance. They will also decide the fate of three incumbent school board members, one of whom, Ronald Anderson, faces a challenge from Cimarron resident Laura Gonzales.

Lady Rams kick off Annual Cowbell Tourney Tuesday

SPRINGER — The Annual hoop classic, the Cowbell Basketball Tournament, starts on Tuesday (Dec. 8) and concludes with the boy's championship game on Saturday night (Dec....

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.

Mutz and Benjamin were community examples

In the past two weeks, the Moreno Valley lost long-time residents in Robert Mutz and Darrell Benjamin. Their stories provide a nice portrait of the Moreno Valley and give a sense of our history. Mutz comes from a family with deep roots in the area  and was a longtime rancher in Elizabethtown, just outside Eagle Nest after spending his early years in Prescott, Arizona. His family represents a tie to the early boom days of the Moreno Valley in the late 19th century. Mutz himself was a traditionalist and preferred more traditional horseback rather than using a motorized vehicle to track down stray cattle.

Raton players earn All-district basketball honors

RATON — District 5AAA officials recently released the 2014-2015 All-district basketball teams and four Raton athletes were named to the squads.

Editorial: New Chronicle staff writer on the block

On Tuesday (Jan. 6) I quit my horse training job, packed my life up into, underneath and on top of my Subaru and drove south to work on a book idea. If the book idea fell through I was headed to live with family in Oklahoma and open a coffee shop with my brother. With my journalism degree in one hand and my sense of adventure in another I arrived in Taos.

Rural broadband plan would benefit Colfax, Harding, Union counties

SPRINGER — Plans are in the works to bring broadband and mobile Internet service to rural, remote parts of Colfax County and the neighboring counties of Harding and Union.

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.