Current News and Events
Fire Ban Lifted
All Fire bans are lifted for Colfax County. Burn permits can be obtained through Fire Marshall Larry Osborn or through your district fire chief.
PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Colfax County is organizing a committee to assist with upgrades/ changes to the Comprehensive Plan for Colfax County. If you would like to be part of this committee please include your name and contact information and either: send and email to email@example.com, call the Colfax County Manager's Office at (575)445-9661, or write a letter to Colfax County and mail to: Colfax County Courthouse; Attn: Manager's Office; P.O. Box 1498, Raton, NM 87740. Deadline is Friday, August 8th, 2014.
Master of the Mountains Adventure Relay
September 12-13, 2014
Master of the Mountains Adventure Relay challenges everyone across the country to come and prove they truly are the MASTER of the Mountains. Run through the rugged terrain of Sugarite Canyon State Park in Northeastern New Mexico, paddle a course on Lake Maloya at 7,500 feet, bike through the high plains along the Santa Fe Trail, and prove your prowess on a tactical shotgun shooting course at a remote location of the National Rifle Association Whittington Center. Make it a weekend to remember in Raton, New Mexico brought to you by the City of Raton Department of Parks and Recreation. Register online at http://ratonmom.com/
Solid Waste Fee Increase
As per Resolution 2014-13 Solid Waste Fees for fiscal year 2014 have been increased to $130.00 (including gross receipts tax) for all Colfax County persons, businesses and residences within Colfax County. Furthermore, as per Resolution 2014-13, Solid Waste Fees for commercial properties or residences that maintain dumpsters for private use only will be charged $60.00 per month per dumpster plus gross receipts tax.
As per Ordinance No. 1996-5 Whenever any person, business, or resident subject to this Ordinance is being provided solid waste collection by a municipality or by a licensed commercial collection service, and when appropriate documentation can establish that said person will continue to contract for such service, the Board of County Commissioners may issue a certificate of exemption for a period of one year to said person, business or resident and said person, business or resident will be exempt from the Ordinance and the payment of fees for such period.
2013-2014 Final Budget Approved
Colfax County 2013-2014 final budget was approved during the regularly scheduled meeting of the Colfax County Commissioners on July 23, 2013.
Raton Basin Regional Economic Development Plan Draft
Raton Basin Regional Economic Development Plan 032213.pdf
U.S. Fish and Wildlife has postponed the comprehensive Wolf Management Program until further notice. For more information please contact the U.S. Fish and Wildlife 1-800-344-9453 or 500 Gold Ave SW, Albuquerque, NM 87102.
Colfax County Oil & Gas Ad Hoc Steering Committee Recommendations
2013 Colfax County OG Recommendations FINAL