Heinrich, residents share ideas in Angel Fire

The ‘Meet and Greet” with Sen. Martin Heinrich on Saturday (Aug. 12) at Moreno Valley High School in Angel Fire was a success, according to Angel Fire resident Franchesca Zoppe, Colfax County Democratic Party Chair.

“We had 100 folks in attendance including students,”Zoppe noted in an email. “The audience was engaged and asked great questions.”

The event was co-hosted by the Colfax County Democratic Party and Wheeler Peak Progressives (WPP), a grassroots advocacy group of more than 130 friends and neighbors from Angel Fire, Black Lake, Eagle Nest, Red River and Valle Escondido.

“I’m incredibly proud of our Moreno Valley communities,” said Linda Hughes of the Wheeler Peak Progressives. “Concerned citizens of all political persuasions participated in the democratic process. That’s what Wheeler Peak Progressives are all about: Engaging citizens for positive action. That’s a good thing. The beginning of change happens locally.”

“The Colfax County Democratic Party team is planning on more “Meet and Greet” events with candidates,” Zoppe wrote. “Specifically, our next event will be in Raton supporting the “Grassroots Recovery: Communities Coming Together” Saturday (Sept. 9) at the Raton Convention Center. Our Local Behavioral Health Collaborative 8 is sponsoring this special event to acknowledge, educate and support the communities of Colfax, Taos and Union Counties, in order to recognize and honor the resiliency of those individuals and their families recovering from addictions and behavioral health issues.”

Linda Hughes of the Wheeler Peak Progressives makes opening remarks and introduces area VIPs. (Courtesy photo/Jacqui Binford-Bell)
Franchesca Zoppe, chair of the Colfax County Democratic Party (Chronicle photo by Ellen Miller-Goins)
(Courtesy photo/Jacqui Binford-Bell)
(Courtesy photo/Jacqui Binford-Bell)
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Sen. Martin Heinrich answers individual questions, including from Moreno Valley High School student Eloragh Espie. (Chronicle photo by Ellen Miller-Goins)
Teacher Miranda Jones (right) takes notes as students like Sarah Dunn question the senator. (Chronicle photo by Ellen Miller-Goins)