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Raton Visitor Center re-opens

by Sharon Niederman   RATON — Like Sleeping Beauty, the Raton Visitor Information Center is waking up and coming to life after a long and uncertain season. Only it is not the kiss of a handsome prince that is bringing it to life. Rather, it is sunshine, low humidity, and the lure of the road.… Keep Reading

Colfax County Commission primary recount date June 29

staff report   COLFAX — With a two vote difference in the election for Republican nomination for District 3 Colfax County Commission in the June 2 primary election, a recount will be held starting at 8 a.m., June 29, Colfax County Courthouse, 3rd floor. With Bret E. Wier receiving 287 votes and Gary Todd Tatum… Keep Reading

Colfax County Commission considers low cost housing

by Sharon Niederman   RATON — A highlight of the June 22, 2020 Colfax County Commission meeting was a presentation by Monica Abeita, Executive Director of the Santa Fe-based North Central New Mexico Economic Development District. Abeita discussed the 92-page report she had prepared for the commission on the county’s prospects for developing low-cost housing… Keep Reading

Two more dog attacks reported in Raton – City lacks animal control

by Sharon Niederman   RATON — Two more dog attacks have been reported in Raton. The dogs are still at large. The World Journal contacted both Mayor Neil Segotta, and Mayor Pro- Tem, Linde´ Schuster, but neither responded. Scott Berry, city manager, said that with “so many things going on,” the city has no new… Keep Reading

Hear that lonesome whistle blow, for now

by Sharon Niederman   RATON — Beginning October 1, 2020, train service to and from Raton will be drastically reduced. Instead of daily service east and west running from Chicago to Santa Monica, the venerable Southwest Chief will run only three times per week. Which days of the week the train will run through have… Keep Reading

Raton Commission hears better than expected GRT news

by Marty Mayfield KRTN Multi-Media   RATON — Raton City Commissioners met Tuesday evening June 23, 2020 and heard better than expected news about the April GRT and approved several agreements after honoring the Raton Cash Mob with the “You Rock” award for its helping local businesses. The meeting began by taking care of some… Keep Reading

First aid for Raton small businesses

by Sharon Niederman   RATON — A combination of public and private funds have been collected and distributed to assist Raton’s small businesses as they struggle to keep their doors open and pay bills during the pandemic. Through micro-loans from Raton’s economic development department, and as approved by the City Commission, the following businesses received… Keep Reading

Raton Elks serve up spaghetti

  by Colette M. Armijo RATON — Last Sunday, many Ratonians supported Elks Lodge #865 in their Drive Up Spaghetti Dinner fund raiser. Due to the current recommended COVID-19 Safe Practices, the Elks came up with this innovative way to safely raise funds for their lodge which has been closed for the past four months.… Keep Reading

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