Oct. 07ObituariesComments Off on In Memory of Magdalena Loretta Armijo
Magdalena Loretta Armijo of Fowler CO entered into rest, Oct 3 2013 at her home in Fowler. She was born Nov 4 1958 in Raton NM, to Frank and Alice Armijo. She was 54 years of age.
Magdalena is survived by her children: Elizabeth Armijo of Alamosa CO, Alison (James) Kason of Rocky Ford Co, Victoria Rose Andrade of Albuquerque NM, Gerald Herrell of Fowler CO, Jack Herrell of Pueblo Co, Grandchildren; Daniel, Kimberly, Adrianna, Derek and Garrett, brothers; Arthur Armijo of Raton NM, Lawrence Romero of Fowler, Co. Harold Romero of Fowler, Co. sisters Elizabeth (David) Segura of Raton NM, Frances (Joseph) Mendez of Raton NM,Rosalie (Bill) Strahl of Albuquerque NM, Jackie Romero of Fowler CO, numerous nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by her parents: Frank and Alice Armijo, sister Marie Sandoval, Niece Veronica Simmons and good friend Carl J Mann.
Magdalena enjoyed crocheting, attending church, and long walks. She also enjoyed her job at the Loaf-n-jug in Fowler, where she worked as a clerk for 15 years, but most of all she loved spending time with her family. She was a wonderful mother, grandmother , sister, aunt and caretaker. Everyone loved her smile andlaugh. She will be greatly missed.
A visitation will be held on Wednesday Oct 9 , 2013 from 12:00 PM = 2:00 PM followed by a Funeral service at 2:00 PM. Both services will be held at the Fowler West Assembly of God. Johnson-Romero Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Oct. 05SportsComments Off on Raton Defense dominates Braves Offense
By Marty Mayfield
The Santa Fe Indian School Braves, despite being out numbered and out sized, came into the Jungle and never gave up as the Raton defense simply dominated the Braves Friday night during the homecoming game.
The Braves only had 18 players on the team. That meant all the players worked both sides of the ball while Raton was able to move players in and out. Raton won the coin toss and deferred giving the Braves the ball first on windy cool night in the Jungle. The Braves started on the twenty and went three and out.
Raton took only three plays to travel 40 yards setting up a six yard pass play to Luis Ruiz for the first six points of the game. With the help of a brisk north wind Toby Henson nailed the PAT for a 7-0 lead at 9:12 on the clock.
Raton would go on to score three more touchdowns in the first quarter while the Raton defense held the Braves deep in their own territory leaving the score 28-0 at the end of the quarter.
Raton’s second TD came after a fumble at the Brave 25 that later set up a six-yard run by Luis Ruiz. A pass interception by Luke Cimino at the Brave 12-yard line setup a six-yard run by Cam Baird for six. The fourth TD came when Cam Baird took the ball 15 yards to pay dirt. Henson nailed all the PATs with the help of a strong tailwind.
The second quarter went much the same way with the JV players coming in early in the quarter to give them some playing time. The Raton scoring machine started out when Jordan Mendez picked up a fumble and scrambled the five yards to pay dirt. Henson missed the PAT as he kicked into the strong wind and left the score at 34-0.
Raton went on to score two more times leaving the score 47-0 at the halftime buzzer. Raton’s scoring was a pass play to Caleb Wood from the eleven and 18-yard pass play from Moss Saccomano to Dillon Lemons after Martin Ortiz intercepted a Santa Fe pass.
Coach Walton told KRTN before the game that the coaches had cut most of the playbook out of the game plan and went back to basics. The defense was changed up to a 3-4 defense with two defensive ends that Walton turned loose to run.
Raton deferred after winning the coin toss and received the kickoff to start the second half. The kick went to Jacob Concha who took the ball from the Raton 25 yard line to pay dirt behind some tough blocking. At that point the game was called leaving the score 53-0.
The real test of the changes to the Raton offense will come Friday night when Raton travels to Las Vegas to take on the West Las Vegas Dons at Highlands University field at 7:00 p.m.
Dillon Lemons escapes the grasp of Isaiah Betone and continues on to a TD in the second quarter of the Homecoming game Friday night.
Cam Baird crosses the goal line on a six-yard run for six more Raton points.
One of the many PATs that Toby Henson kicked on the night as the Braves go for the block.
Keanu Barela wraps up Ellison Platero as the Raton defense dominated the Braves Friday night in the Jungle.
Luis Ruiz crossed the goal line as Toby Henson in the background signals the TD. One of many the Tigers scored Friday night against the Santa Fe Indian School Braves.
Luis Ruiz takes the pass form Cam Baird and scampers across the goal line for one of the many TDs Raton scored on the night agains the Santa Fe Indian School Braves
Oct. 04NewsComments Off on Raton City Commission Agenda for October 8, 2013
CITY OF RATON REGULAR COMMISSION MEETING
RATON CITY HALL, 224 SAVAGE AVE
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2013 AT 6PM
A regular meeting of the City Commission of the City of Raton will be held on October 8, 2013 at 6:00 p.m. The Meeting will be called to order by Mayor LeDoux. The following subjects will be considered by the City Commission and may be considered in any order that is most convenient for the City Commission.
I. Meeting Called To Order – Mayor LeDoux.
II. Roll Call of the Members of the City Commission and determination of quorum.
III. Pledge of Allegiance to the U. S. Flag.
IV. Recognition of Visitors, Citizen of the Month and/or Presentation of Proclamation, Service Award, Congratulations, Condolences, Holiday Schedules and City/Municipal events – Mayor.
Next Regular Commission Meeting October 22, 2013 at 6 p.m.
Proclamation- Domestic Violence Awareness Month
V. Comments From the General Public
VI. Action items/Public Hearings/Ordinances/Resolutions/City Manager’s Report-The City Commission may discuss and/or take actions on the following agenda items:
A. Approval of the September 24, 2013 Regular Commission Meeting Minutes.
B. Deliberate and Act on Resolution 2013-41: Budget Adjustment #1 FY14
C. Deliberate and Act on Approval of Resolution 2013-42: A Resolution Authorizing and Approving Submission of a Completed Application for Financial Assistance and Project Approval to the New Mexico Finance Authority.
D. Deliberate and Act on Subcontract Agreement with Service Organization for Youth (SOY).
E. City Manager’s Report
Advisory Board Appointments
New Mexico Association of Conservation Districts
City Property Guidelines
I, the undersigned authority do hereby certify that the above notice of meeting of the governing body of the City of Raton, New Mexico is a true and correct copy of the said notice and that a said copy of this notice was then posted on the front window of the City Hall of said City in Raton, New Mexico in a place convenient and readily accessible to the general public at all times, and said notice was posted on Friday, October 4, 2013 at 5 p.m. and remained so posted continuously at least 72 hours preceding the scheduled time of said meeting. Said notice was also posted in six public places (Library, Aquatic Center, Senior Center, County Courthouse, International Bank, Post Office) conveniently placed for the public. Also, KRTN Radio Station and the City of Raton Website will have the agenda posted prior to respective time limits designated for regular and special meetings. Please contact the City Clerk at 445-9551 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions or concerns.
Oct. 04NewsComments Off on Homecoming King and Queen Crowned
The Homecoming King and Queen were crowned Friday morning at the Homecoming Pep Rally held in Tiger Gym. This year the voting was so close that 12 candidates were chosen instead of the usual 10. Presenting the 2013 Raton High School Homecoming King and Queen. Cam Baird and Michelle Guara.
Homecoming King and Queen Cam Baird and Michelle Guara
Homecoming King and Queen and their Court Mikala Vertovec, Caleb Wood, Leah Cimino, Jordan Mendez, Queen Michelle Guara, King Cam Baird, Kalista Dorrance, Logan Williams, Elezabeth Valdez, Daryn Romero, Sierra Pillmore and Luis Ruiz
Oct. 04ObituariesComments Off on In Memory of Joe Helms
Joe Helms (July 5, 1953 – October 2, 2013)
Joe Helms, age 60, died Wednesday, October 2, 2013, in Clayton, New Mexico.
Memorial Services will be held at 10:00 AM on Saturday, October 5, 2013 at the Texline Methodist Church in Texline, Texas with Rev. Travis Husted and Rev. Jeff Bayley officiating. A second Memorial Service will be held at 10:00 AM on Tuesday, October 8, 2013 at the Harris-Hanlon Mortuary Chapel in Mountainair, New Mexico with pastor Toney Reynolds officiating. Burial will follow in the Mountainair Cemetery.
Joe Helms was born on July 5, 1953 in Portales, New Mexico to J. P. Helms and Ernestine (Howard) Helms. He graduated from Mountainair High School in Mountainair, New Mexico in 1971 and married Tracy Lynn (Helmstetler) Helms on June 4, 1977 in Roswell, New Mexico. Joe loved watching all sports, especially his son Chance playing basketball and all of the girls and boys sporting events of the Texline Tornadoes. He enjoyed raising and showing dairy goats and loved to visit with everyone. Joe was preceded in death by his grandparents and by his father.
WIFE: Tracy Helms of Texline, Texas.
1 DAUGHTER: Casy Helms and Albert Jackson of Texline, Texas.
3 SONS: Cody Helms and Vanessa Quintana of Marble Falls, Texas, Cory Helms and Dorothy Padilla of Clayton, New Mexico and Chance Helms of Texline, Texas.
MOTHER: Ernestine Helms of Mountainair, New Mexico.
7 GRANDCHILDREN: Courtney Helms, Chelsey Helms, Cody Helms, Chris Helms, Cleo Helms, Kyla Helms and Darla Jackson.
1 SISTER: Patsy Kingston and her husband Red of Mountainair, New Mexico.
Oct. 03SportsComments Off on Raton takes Homecoming Match in Three
The Volleyball Seniors were honored before the varsity match. Michelle Guara, Leah Cimino, Shania Dorrance, Sarandon Walton, Ila Medina, Mikala Vertovec, and Kalista Dorrance.
Clayton 25. 25
Raton 12. 11
Clayton 26. 20. 4
Raton 28. 25. 25
The Lady Tigers seemed to struggle early on in game one of their match with Clayton for the Volleyball Homecoming festivities Thursday evening in Tiger Gym.
The game was tied at eight early on, when Clayton pulls out to a five point lead and holds of the Lady Tigers until late in the game when the girls seem to gel and finally bring it together. They closed the gap and tied the game at 22 and then again at 23. The match played on with long volleys back and forth until someone missed a pass or bellied one in the net. When the final whistle blew it was Raton 28, Clayton 26, and the crowd went wild as the Lady Tigers pulled out that exciting game.
In game two Raton took an early lead and extended it to an eight point lead. Raton pulled it out to a 21-11 lead and then it looked like they might let that 10 point lead dissolve in mistakes and bad passes. Clayton closed the gap to within four before Raton regrouped and pulled it out 25-20.
What happened in game three is anyone’s guess as Raton took an early lead and just kept on piling the points on as the Clayton defense simply couldn’t perform. They missed serves that they should of handled easily and mad some bad passes and hits into the net. By the time this game ended Raton had shut Clayton down winning the game 25-4.
Tate Wood sends the ball back over the net as Clayton’s Dakota Baker goes for the block
Montana Trujillo tries to save the ball but hits it off the side of her hand during the JV match with Clayton Thursday evening.
Montana Baker makes the tap back over the net as Kalista Dorrance just misses the ball Thursday evening in tiger Gym
Devon Cooper meets Shania Dorrance at the net
Clayton’s Robyn Richardson makes the hit but the ball is met by Shania Dorrance and Mikala Vertovec in game two of the Homecoming match with Clayton.
As the scoreboard shows it a tie game at 23. Raton went on to win the game 28-26 with the help of this pass by Mikala Vertovec in game one of the Homecoming match with Clayton
Oct. 01ObituariesComments Off on In Memory of Josephine Marie Malovich
Josephine M. Malovich
November 18, 1927
September 25, 2013
Josephine Marie Malovich lifetime resident of Aguilar passed away peacefully on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 in Colorado Springs. Parents were Phillip and Mary Cozzie.
Josephine graduated from Aguilar High School, after which time she went to work as a bookkeeper for San Isabel Electric. Later in life she went to work at the Aguilar School cafeteria. She worked for AHS for approximately 15 years until her retirement.
Josephine and her husband William (Willie) are survived by their daughters, Wilma, (Ernest and grandson Ernest William Casias) of Laughlin, Nevada and Joyce (Jerry) Cannon of Colorado Springs, brothers Phillip (Helen) Cozzie of Widefield, CO and Charles Cozzie of Denver, CO as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Josephine was preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, William Malovich, as well as parents Phillip and Mary Cozzie, and sister Barbara Dosen.
Josephine was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She took great pride in caring for her home and family. Josephine (Jace) as husband Willie would call her reveled in holiday preparations, she was in her element. You were a stranger in her home but once. She always had the coffee pot going, and was ready to bring out a Dutch lunch fit for a king, when company came.
Viewing will be held Thursday, October 3, at Comi Funeral Home from 4:00PM-7:00PM.
Funeral Services will be Friday October 4, 2013, with Rosary at 9:30AM at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church, followed by the Funeral Mass at 10:00AM with Fr. Alexander Iheonunekwu as celebrant.
Internment will follow at the St. Anthony’s Catholic Cemetery beside her beloved husband .
Active pallbearers are Ernest Casias, Phillip Cozzie, Joe Arnone, Odie Wester, Ed Velasquez and Rob Baudino.
Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.
Oct. 01ObituariesComments Off on In Memory of Johny M Atencio Sr
Johny M. Atencio Sr. age 59, of Raton, passed away Monday September 16, 2013 in Raton. He was born December 1, 1953 in Raton, NM, the son of Juan Guzman and Jenny Atencio.
Johny was a welder and had worked for Eerie Scientific Company for more than ten years. He was preceded in death by his parents, brother Robert Atencio Sr. and sister Emma Sanchez.
Johny is survived by daughter Isabel Atencio of Raton, NM., Son John M Atencio Jr. of Raton., Step sons Mario Ortega and Fernando Olguin and wife Crystal Martinez all of Raton. One sister Freida Barela of Raton. Numerous grandchildren and two great grandchildren. And numerous nieces and nephews.
Memorial services will be Monday September 30, 2013 at 10:00 A.M. at the Yaksich-Long Funeral Home Chapel.
Arrangements and celebration of love for Johny M. Atencio Sr. are under the direction of the Yaksich-Long Funeral Home of Raton.