Archive for: August 2013

Trinidad Round-up Association

Karen Buhr Superstar of Business


Superstar of Business – sponsored by Pioneer Natural Resources


 Karen Buhr, Treasurer of the Trinidad Round-up Assoc, dropped in to tell us about the upcoming Rodeo and Festivities.

This is the 103rd  Annual Trinidad Round-up Association Rodeo and Festivities.  The activities will start on Saturday Aug 31 and continue thru Monday Sept 2, 2013.  Most of the activities are located at the Las Animas County Fair Grounds, unless otherwise noted.

Sat Aug 31:      Community garage/craft & flea market, vendors, booths and games will be  

                        set up all three days.

                        10:30AM          Cheerleading Contest @ Round-up Park.

                        9:00PM            Dance, music by Colfax Reunion @ Sebastiani Gym

                        10:00PM          Queen Coronation 2013 Trinidad Round-up Association Royalty


Sun Sept 1       10:30AM         Kids Dress-up Contest @ Round-up Park

                        11:00AM         Round-up BBQ @ Round-up Park..  Meat by Mr C’s!

1:30PM            Rodeo – Tough Enough To Wear Pink Day, Westernairs- Wild Horse Racing, KInspire Dance Group performs                              before the Rodeo.

Mon Sept 2     6:30AM           parade line-up begins

                        9:00AM           Parade – There “A Walk On the Wild Side”

                                                Kiawanis pancake breakfast @Sebastiani Gym

                       1:30PM            Rodeo, Westernairs, Wild Horse Racing, KInspire  Dance Group performs before the Rodeo. 

A very special thanks goes out to the Association board and members, volunteers and numerous sponsors that help make this event successful every year.

For information you can contact any member, Buhr Chiropractic 719-845-0711, www.trinidadroundup.homestead.com or email trinidadroundup@live.com

In Memory of Anthony Coronado


Anthony Edward Coronado age 20, of Raton, NM, passed away Thursday August 15, 2013 in Colorado. He was born September 17, 1992 in Glendale, CA., the son of Richard E. Carino and AnaLouisa Coronado. Anthony was an employee of Rocky Mountain Metal and was a graduate of the New Mexico Youth Challenge Academy and was 2nd lieutenant in the New Mexico Colfax County Volunteer Fire Department. He loved working on cars and rap music. He is preceed in death by his Great Grand Father Edward Carino, his grandfather Richard Anthony Carino and great grandmother Betty Louise Hurst and step grandfather 
Charlie Segovia. Anthonyh is survived by his fiance Iesha Cruz of Clayton, daughter Asja Sabina Coronado of Raton, mother AnaLouisa Coronado of Raton, and brother Henry Iseac Coronado of Raton.
Memorial services will be Friday August 23, 2013 at 12:00 Noon at the Yaksich-Long Funeral Home Chapel in Raton with full Fireman Honors.
Arrangements and celebration of love for Anthony Edward Coronado are under the direction of the Yaksich-Long Funeral Home of Raton.


In Memory of Andrew A Ulibarri

Age 68, of Raton, NM passed away June 11, 2013.  He is preceded in death by his parents, Joe and Natividad Ulibarri; brothers: george, Joe Jr, JV, and Arthur Ulibarri.


Andrew is survived by his wife of 43 years, Rosabel Ulibarri; his daughter Jackie Lujan (Albert); his sons Randy Ulibarrie (Nicole), John Paul Ulibarri; sisters Joann Sandoval, Jane Valdez (Pete), Lupe (Abie) Montoya, and Patsy Padilla (Ralph) and brother, Johnny Del Valle ( Sandra); granddaughter: Brandi Ulibarri and Azariah Blaubach; grandson Michael Chavez.


Andrew belonged to the United Mine Workers of America (UMWA).  He loved singing and playing the guitar with his family and friends.


Serving as pallbearers were: Randy Ulibarri, Albert Lujan, Johnny Del Valle, Gary Gonzales, Gilbert gonzales, Ralph Padilla.  Honorary pallbearer  is John Paul Ulibarri.


There will be a memorial mass on Aug 24, 2013 at 11:00AM at St Patrick’s-St Joeseph’s Catholic church in Raton NM.  The family invites you to attend the memorial and small luncheon at the Parish hall following the Mass.  Andrew was buriedi n pecos NM on June 15, 2013

In Memory of Kevin Anthony John Salazar

Obituary for Kevin Salazar

Kevin Anthony John Salazar age 20, of Raton, NM, passed away Thursday August 15, 2013 in Colorado. He was born May 26, 1993 in Raton, NM the son of Pennie and Skip Johnson, Kevin was a Artist of all kinds, loved tattooing, Poetry, and music. He was a nature lover and was a kind and tender hearted young man. He had attended the Roswell Youth Challenge Military Academy. 

He is preceded in death by his grandfather Floyd C. Mares. He is survived by his Parents Pennie and Skip Johnson of Corpus Christi, TX, sister Naomi Mares and brother Zachary Mares of Corpus Christi, TX. And grandmother Jackie Mares.

Memorial services and celebration of love will be Friday August 23, 2013 at 12:00 noon at the Yaksich-Long Funeral Home Chapel.

Arrangements and celebration of love for Kevin Anthony John Salazar are under the direction of the Yaksich-Long Funeral Home of Raton.


Additional information was provided by the family in Raton NM.:

 Kevin was also preceded in death by his grandmother Cora Gonzales.  Survivors include his father Johnny Salazar and stepmother Sandra Salazar, brothers; Christian Salazar of Raton NM, John Salazar & family of Albuquerque, Joshua Salazar & family, Jerrod Salazar & family of Trinidad CO, sister; Brandie Sandoval of Rio Rancho NM, Stephanie Brown & family of Trinidad CO.  He is survived by numerous aunts, uncles, nephews & nieces, and grandfather Christopher Gonzales.

 Our memories of Kevin will never be forgotten, he will be greatly missed and in our minds forever.


In Memory of Ophelia M Vigil

(June 20, 1930 – August 19, 2013) 


Ophelia M. (Arellano) Vigil, age 83, died Monday, August 19, 2013, in Amarillo, Texas.

Services are pending at this time. Arrangements are under the direction of Hass Funeral Directors of Clayton, New Mexico.

Ophelia M. (Arellano) Vigil was born on June 20, 1930 in Clayton, New Mexico to Jesus M. Arellano and Escolastica (Gonzales) Arellano. A lifelong resident of UnionCounty, Ophelia married Gomisindo P. “Gomez” Vigil in June of 1948 in Raton, New Mexico and he preceded her in death on December 24, 1992. Ophelia worked for Clayton Dry Cleaners for over 30 years and then worked with Gomez as Custodians of the First National Bank of New Mexico for several years. She was a member of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Clayton. In addition to her parents and husband, Ophelia was preceded in death by a son; Wilfred R. Vigil on April 23, 1978, a daughter; Loretta Gene Vigil on July 24, 1950, 5 sisters; Raquel Joan Arellano, Josephine Goff, Frances Ward, Elsie Romero and Corina Martinez and by 3 brothers; Julian E. “Billy” Arellano, Fermin Arellano and Joe Ben Arellano.


3 DAUGHTERS: Barbara Aragon and Loretta Vigil both of Clayton, New Mexico and Sally Carter of Las Cruces, New Mexico.

1 SON: Leoray Vigil of Clayton, New Mexico.

10 GRANDCHILDREN: James Martinez, Wilfred Vigil, Matthew Aragon, Andre Aragon, Candace Aragon, Mark Aragon, Charetta West, Bradley Carter, Stephen Vigil and Christian Sintas.

8 Great-Grandchildren

And numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.


In Memory of Fred Parker Sr.

(December 31, 1915 – August 18, 2013) 

 Fred Parker, Sr. 97 of Raton, New Mexico passed away on Sunday August 18, 2013 in Raton. He was born December 31, 1915 in Springer, New Mexico to Robert and Anne Parker. He was a World War II veteran and a member of the UMWA.

Fred was preceded in death by his wife of 72 years Elizabeth in May 2013, grandson Jed Young, son-in-law Fred Young, two brothers and two sisters.

He is survived by daughter Ruth Anne Young, three sons Fred Jr. (Susie), Leo (Donna), and David (Kathy) all of Raton, Seven grandchildren, Debra Montoya, Tammy Case, Sam Young, Dennis Parker, Becky Walker, Matthew Parker, and Seth Parker. Six great-grandchildren, Eric Montoya, Tyler Case, Ryan Montoya, Tanner Case, Reese Parker and Rylie also survive. He is also survived by numerous relatives and many friends.

Funeral services will be on Wednesday August 21st, 2013 at 10:00am at the FirstBaptistChurch with Pastor Ed Buerkle officiating. Burial to follow at the FairmontCemetery. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Alderette Pomeroy Funeral Home of Raton.

In Memory of Elinora M Padilla

(January 18, 1927 – August 3, 2013) 

Elinora M. Padilla went to be with the Lord on August 3rd 2013, in Raton, New Mexico. She was born January 18th 1927 in Blossburg, New Mexico, the daughter of Higino Chavez, and Carmen Salazar. She was a lifetime member of St.Patrick, St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, She was a member of Our Lady of Mt. Carmelites Society.

She was preceded in death by her parents, daughter Carmen Padilla Smith, Sister Alice Aragon.

She is survived by her husband Louis Padilla of the family home, Sister Lala Casados from Pueblo Co. Sons, Patrick Padilla and wife Jonallyn, Joseph and wife Valerie, Richard Padilla, Michael and wife Kelly, Alex and wife Audrey, Gilbert and wife Shelby. Daughters, Irene Vigil and Victor, Frances Cardenas and Richard, Virginia Martinez and David, Anna Wehrle and Tim, Julie Padilla-Valdez and Tim, Son-in-law Mike Smith of Taos. 50 Grandchildren, 40 Great- Grandchildren, 5 Great Great – Grandchildren.

Recitation of the Most Holy Rosary will take place Wednesday August 7th at 7:00 p.m. at St. Patrick-St. Joseph’s Catholic Church. Solemn Mass of the Resurrection will be held Thursday August 8th at 9:30 a.m. with Father John Trambley as the celebrant. lnurnment will take place at a later date.

Funeral arrangements for Elinora Padilla are under the direction of the Alderette-Pomeroy Funeral Home of Raton. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made in the Honor of Elinora M.Padilla, in care of the Padilla family.

Raton hosts Mud Bog 2013

Mud Bog 2013

By Marty Mayfield

KRTN Multi-Media

The Mud pit is two feet deep of thick sticky mud but the Outlaw Mud Boggers seemed to fly through the bog to a large crowd Saturday afternoon and evening at the Raton Rodeo grounds.

There were several local drivers that tried their hand at the bog, even the ladies played in the mud. Most went for distance in the sticky mud while a few actually made the 90 foot distance and recorded a time. Times for the Outlaw Boggers were in the time frame of just under two seconds to about four seconds. What a sight it was to see them bounce and throw mud some 40+ feet into the air. 

the resallts from the mud bogs are
Open class
1st Harry Dee from Farmington N.M.
2nd Horacio Ramero  from Los Lunas N.M.
3rd Manuel Curcia  From Lyden N.M.
Super Modified
1st Isaac Alcon from More N.M.
2nd  Jim Salls from Pecos N.M.
3rd Chris Sena  from Las Vegas N.M.
4th Donnie Adkins from Holman N.M.
1st Jesse Gulas from Los Lunas N.M.
2nd Frank Trujillo from Santa Fe N.M.
3rd Norbert Mondragon from Taos N.M.
1st Keith Padilla from  Espanola N.M.
2nd George Bustamante from Ribera N.M.
3rd Greg Martinez from Las Vegas N.M.
Pro Stock
1st Brian Scuzzaro from Aguilar CO.
Super Stock
1st Veto Vialpando Sr from Questa N.M.
2nd Jaccob Martinez from Antonite CO.
3rd Deia Williams / Craig from Raton N.M.
Powder Puff
1st Jessica Dalrick from Trinidad CO.
2nd Kathy Howell from Trinidad CO.
3rd Samantha Graeff from Trinidad CO.
1st Steven Sandoval from Raton N.M.
2nd Mackenzie Main from Raton N.M.
3rd Michael Pais from Raton N.M.
1st Ronnie Wilson From Raton N.M.
2nd Kevin Keas from Raton N.M.
3rd Mark Lucero from Raton N.M,






This was only a small part of the crowd at the 2013 Mud Bog race at the Raton Rodeo Grounds Saturday afternoon.


Local Driver Jimmy Spenser found out how deep the mud really is.


Dustin Walton pulls one of his lost shoes out of the mud



Local Driver Roger Lemons


Deia Williams, the bride in her ride, the “Dizzy Deere” Her and Darren Craig were married during the halftime festivities


Tracy Sandoval


TK Ruscetti


McKenzie Main


Michael Pais

In Memory of Nina L. Cleveland

(October 2, 1926 – August 10, 2013)

Nina L. (Miller) Cleveland, age 86, died Saturday, August 10, 2013, in Susanville, California.

Graveside services will be held at 10:00 A.M. on Saturday, August 24, 2013 at the Amistad Cemetery in Amistad, New Mexico with Rev. Jay Jones, pastor of the Amistad United Methodist Church officiating. Arrangements are by Hass Funeral Directors of Clayton, New Mexico.

Nina L. (Miller) Cleveland was born on October 2, 1926, in Aberdeen, Texas to William Idus “Jack” Miller and Goldie Odell (Dodd) Miller. She was raised in Amistad, New Mexico and attended school in Amistad and later in Clayton where she graduated. Nina married Grover L. “Alex” Cleveland on April 26, 1946 in Clayton, New Mexico and he preceded her in death on August 17, 1998. They lived in Amistad until 1953 when they moved to California. Alex retired in 1982 and they moved to Prescott, Arizona. In addition to her husband and parents, Nina was preceded in death by 2 brothers, William “Chick” Orville Miller on November 15, 2004 and Sidney Miller and by a sister; Tula.


4 SONS: Jim Cleveland and his wife Debbie of Susanville, California, Kenneth Cleveland and his wife Connie of Bend, Oregon, Jack Cleveland and his wife Gail of Valencia, California and Gary Cleveland and his wife Trudy of Huntington Beach, California.

1 DAUGHTER: Terri Bailey and her husband Scott of Lake Arrowhead, California.

10 Grandchildren

11 Great-Grandchildren

and her siblings; Scott, Virginia, Tressie, Betty, Joy, Clarissa, Brenda and Kathy.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorials be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, P. O. Box 96011, Washington, DC 20090-6011.

In Memory of Jonathan Mora

Michael Mora age 52, of Raton, NM passed away July 27, 2013 in Raton. He was born March 2, 1961 in Raton, NM, the son of George G. and Martha Sedillo-Mora. Michael had worked most of his life in construction.

He is preceded in death by his father, George and sister Anna Ocana. Michael is survived by his mother Martha Mora of Raton, NM, two daughters, Shannon Delgado and husband Ricky and Maria Mora all of Albuquerque, NM. Two sisters, Barbra Avila of Glendale, AZ, and Theresa Vigil and husband Raymond of Midland, TX. Three grandchildren Domenic Mora of Raton, NM, Emily Silva and Anthony Duran of Albuquerque, NM. 

Recitation of the Most Holy Rosary will be Friday August 9, 2013 at 7:00 P.M. at St. Patrick’s-St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Raton. Mass of the Resurrection will be Saturday August 10, 2013 at 10:00 A.M. at St. Patrick’s-St. Joseph’s Catholic Church with Father John Trambley as the celebrant. Inurnment will be at the Mt. Calvary Cemetery in Raton.

Cremation arrangements for Jonathan Michael Mora are under the direction of the Yaksich-Long Funeral Home of Raton.