BY SHERRY GOODYEAR
RATON – When Don Bellazzo was in college in Chicago during the 1970s, he did the prevailing singer-songwriter thing, accompanying himself with an acoustic guitar at campus coffeehouses. His covers of songs by The Beatles’ John Lennon always brought his best applause. A smart lad himself, he followed the applause. Thirty-five years later, the only career he’s ever had is as a John Lennon impersonator.
RATON — Raton writer and painter Isis M Grayling’s book “Hans von Lilyblade: A Collection of Short Stories & Poems for Children” is a finalist in the 2015 New Mexico Press Women (NMPW) Excellence in Communications Contest in the Books and Creative Writing/Children’s category.
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.
RATON—Senior Kristina Jansen was named to the All-District 5AAA volleyball team that recently honored players from league members Santa Rosa, Clayton, Tucumcari and Raton.
WAGON MOUND — The Rams had no answer for 6’5” Trojan post Danny Gray who poured in 32 points as Wagon Mound eliminated Cimarron in the second round of the District 5A basketball tourney on Wednesday (Feb. 26).
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.
RATON – Eight Clovis men will pay penalties and fines totaling $7,189 after pleading guilty to numerous poaching and other charges, including killing a deer and turkey out of season and hunting without licenses.
In 2009 I started working with the week-long Healing and Wellness Retreats in Angel Fire for veterans and their partners suffering from Post Traumatic Stress (PTS).