Alpine LodgeCome & See

The Brass Rail is having their Open House on February 23 from 11-2 PM. Vicki and Richard Swigart, the new owners will host the gathering.

It will be a Red River Chamber of Commerce member social event, but it is also the Brass Rail’s official Open House for anyone interested in attending! They will have a catered lunch and tour.

The Brass Rail is located in front of the Alpine Lodge and next door to the Oxygen Bar’s new digs. The Brass Rail was built as a movie theatre. It was later renovated into an events hall by Jerry and Verna Henson who owned the lodge in the mid-1990s.


The annual Just Desserts is set for Saturday. February 24, 12-2 pm, at the Enchanted Forest Cross Country Ski & Snowshoe Area.

This great Red River tradition for over 30 years features homemade desserts from local restaurants (and avid bakers), such as Apple-Raisin Bread Pudding with Jack Daniels Sauce, Tiramisu, Fudge, Cinnamon Rolls, “Better Than Sex” Cake, Bourbon Chocolate Pecan Pie, Wild Blueberry Pie, Key Lime Pie, Coconut Rum Cake (dairy free), Chocolate Chip Pecan Pie, Banana Pudding, Multi-layer Chocolate Buttercream Torte... and more.

EFXC is waiving entry fees this year and are asking participants to donate whatever they see fit to help Enchanted Forest survive this drought.

As with previous years, participants can also “vote” (with cash) for their favorite dessert (or desserts).

Voting proceeds will benefit Red River Valley Charter School.

 You Have Cookie For Me?

It’s Girl Scout Cookie time and Red Riverites will have the opportunity to make themselves and some deserving Girl Scout happy.

Girl Scout Cookies began in the kitchens of girl members, under the supervision of their mothers. The sale of cookies which began in 1917 was a way to finance troop activities. Juliette Gordon Low started Girl Scouts in the United States, when the Mistletoe Troop in Muskogee, Oklahoma, baked cookies and sold them in its high school cafeteria as a service project.


The Red River Community House has two activities set for this week. Thursday, February 22 at 10 am Cardio, Strength, & Stretch session will be conducted, followed at 11 am by Chair Yoga for Seniors.

Looking for a summer job in Red River? The Red River Community House is currently taking applications for a variety of positions for 2018 Summer season.

Check it out at their website at and look for Summer Applications.

Do it now: Summer is in the not-so-distant future.

Get Out & Vote

The “Meet The Candidates” event at the Conference Center last Tuesday was attended by a record crowd in the neighborhood of 9,000 people (unofficial Miner estimate.) Who said politics is not a spectator sport!

The Red River Municipal Election is March 6. Ballots can be cast at the Conference Center from 7 am to 7 pm. Vote: it matters.

When, You Say?

Spring Break/Beach Week at the Red River Ski & Summer Area  is set for March 1l-25, 2018.

The Scavenger Hunt will again be a part of the fun and Glow Stick Parade for the wee ones will be March 14 and March 21.

Pond Skim, the last day of the ski season at RRSA will be Sunday, March 25.

Ready For A Luau?

Mark your calendar and set the alarm on your cell phone. Spring Break in the mountains calls and will be more than just “The Wearing of the Green.”  The Motherlode Saloon will be partnering with Red River Real Estate to throw a big bash on St. Patty’s day, Saturday, March 17, to bring the tropics to Red River. The fun starts at 8 pm.

While there is no evidence that any of the Patricks ever visited Hawaii or Polynesia, one of the Patricks may have been a sailor!

RRSA Torchlight & Fireworks

Saturday, 7 PM On The Face