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Colfax Sheriff’s Blotter May 1 – 15, 2017

Arrests: Hope Alcon was arrested on a bench warrant in Raton. John M. Saenz was arrested for escape from jail (attempt), battery upon a peace officer and resisting, evading or obstructing an officer in Raton. Richard Y. Fresquez was arrested for a bench warrant in Springer. Theresa Mendez was arrested on a felony charge of… Keep Reading

Fine art at John Mall

by Ruth Orr WALSENBURG — The Walsenburg John Mall art students celebrated their achievements this year with a ‘Fine Arts Night’ on Tuesday, May 9. The students displayed art work in a variety of different mediums, from pencil on paper to paint, feathers, yarn, and ceramics. The variety and talent was astounding! The evening’s entertainment… Keep Reading

Fire Prevention and Education Week in Raton

RATON — Raton school children visited the Raton Fire Station learning about fire safety. They also saw where the fireman live when they are on duty. Everyone received a fire hat and were junior firefighters for the day. Photo by Carol Bridge. Keep Reading

Spotlight of kindness of May 18, 2017

by Deznie Montoya 5th grade, Ms.Martinez RATON — Imagine a person worried and upset where her life is just a rollercoaster. That was me, and because of that I couldn’t even pay $15 I needed for a field trip. Then, imagine a rose blooming with hope making that rollercoaster easier to ride and that rose… Keep Reading

JMHS band goes for gold

by Ruth Orr DENVER — Walsenburg’s John Mall High School band did their school and town proud this weekend. The group, consisting of just 19 band members, loaded onto a bus and headed off to Denver for a competition at Elitch Gardens, where they played magnificently. Despite the small group size, the bus was packed… Keep Reading

EQIT Celebration in Aguilar

AGUILAR — On May 1, 2017, the Huerfano- Las Animas Counties Early Childhood Advisory Council hosted Celebrating Our Profession at the Aguilar School in Aguilar, Colorado. We recognized the following students who have completed the 2017 Spring Expanding Quality in Infant and Toddler Care Course: Natasha Knight, Susan Aguirre, Brittany Hammel, Chantel Reeves, Kenny Castellano,… Keep Reading

Spring car show in Raton

by Colette M. Armijo RATON — What would spring be without an opportunity to show off your prized cruiser? Well, Raton Pass Inn allowed folks an excellent opportunity to do just that last weekend at their Spring Car Show. Owners Laurie Bunker and Jason Bennet are vintage vehicle enthuasists, and enjoy giving other car owners… Keep Reading

Kids and art liven up Doggie Stylz

Project Animals N Flowers N People was creatively executed by these artistic 5-6 year olds. This grey canvas on the Doggie Stylz building is now not only a gallery for the kids but beautifies Raton’s Historic Downtown Mainstreet. Photo by Frankie Mahannah. Keep Reading

Missoula Children’s Theatre comes to Springer

by Sherry Goodyear SPRINGER — We all know Rome wasn’t built in a day, but you’d be surprised what the Missoula Children’s Theatre can accomplish in a week. The theater’s representatives, stage manager, Leigha Witt, and actress, Alli Talmage, arrived early Monday morning where they conducted auditions for all Springer Elementary School children, kindergarten through… Keep Reading

Raton enthusiastically welcomes Cub Scout pack

by Carol Bridge RATON — What would make a positive difference in Raton’s future? If every kid in Raton were an active Girl or Boy Scout, that’s what would have a huge impact. A larger than expected crowd of enthusiastic people met at Ripley Park in Raton to sign their boys up for Cub Scouting!… Keep Reading

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