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Raton’s Professional Business Women announce winners

by Colette M. Armijo RATON — Monday evening at Pappa’s Sweet Shop, close to 70 members of the community gathered for the announcement of Raton’s Woman of the Year (WOY) 2016 as well as 2017’s Young Professional. The evening’s formalities were led by Paula Cacciatore (PBW President) and Michael Anne Antonucci (PBW Vice President). The… Keep Reading

St. Patty’s Day havoc at Peakview

WALSENBURG — Lenny the Leprechaun was very mischievous at Peakview Elementary School on St. Patty’s Day. While the students were at lunch, Lenny tied up the Pre-K substitute teacher, Mr. Neal Grilley, dyed his beard green, then disappeared to continue his trickery throughout the school. Photo courtesy Theresa Martinez. Keep Reading

Popovich Pet Comedy Theater poster contest winners announced

by Colette M. Armijo RATON — As Raton’s kids eagerly await the upcoming Popovich Comedy Pet Theater, Raton’s Humane Society ran a poster competition for 3rd grade students. Creativity blossomed as they competed for the chance to win tickets to the Popovich Comedy Pet Theater and personal photos with Mr. Popovich at the Shuler Theater… Keep Reading

Break out the bucks for band and BBQ!

John Mall music program fundraiser by Ruth Orr   WALSENBURG — Do you like BBQ? Do you like supporting the local youth? If you answered yes to one or both of those questions, come down this Thursday, March 23, to the John Mall High School cafeteria for a Spring Break BBQ fundraiser for the music… Keep Reading

Trinidad State top performers

Students on Community College All-Colorado Academic Team DENVER — More than three dozen top-performing and service oriented students from across Colorado were inducted into the All-Colorado Academic Team on March 8 in Denver. The annual induction, in its 19th year, is presented by the Foundation for Colorado Community Colleges and the Credit Union of Colorado… Keep Reading

La Veta’s FFA chapter kicks off the semester

by Rachel Rheuby LA VETA — La Veta Future Farmers of America (FFA) has had a busy start to the new semester. National FFA week started February 20. The chapter had activities going on at the Pre K-12 schools all week. Because there was no school on Monday February 20, they started off Tuesday February… Keep Reading

Falcon Flash of March 23, 2017

GARDNER — Destination Imagination (DI) is one of the most wonderful project-based ways for children to learn. The benefits are huge including how to work together respectfully, how to think outside the box, and how to create solutions to open-ended challenges. There’s critical thinking, problem-solving, Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and, Math (STEAM), and students love… Keep Reading

Budget update for Raton Public Schools

by Carol S. Bridge RATON — Andy Ortiz, Superintendent of Raton Public Schools, gave an update on the Raton School budget on March 15th at the Raton High School. Although the final budget information will not be known until April, when the state makes its final decision, Ortiz presented information regarding the district’s financial situation… Keep Reading

RHS Students of the Month for March

Congratulations to the students who were selected as March’s Students of the Month: Top to bottom: Jose Archuleta–Academic, Andie Ortega – Service, Elexis Palladine–Most Improved, Jacob Ortega -8th grade, and Joey Valdez – 7th grade. Photo courtesy Lynette M. Simpson, MA. Keep Reading

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