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In Memory of Mary N Gonzales

Mary N. Gonzales

Mary N. Gonzales, 101 years old, peacefully ended her journey through life on November 18, 2013 after spending her remaining days amidst her family.

 

Brought into this life as a fragile infant weighing only five pounds, Maria Natividad Torres was born at her home in Vermejo, NM, two months earlier than expected.  Immediately after her delivery by her Grandma Antonita, Maria was wrapped securely in a handmade blanket and tucked into a small box, which was placed on the edge of the open door of a warm oven.

One hundred and one years ago, on June 28, 1912, in this makeshift incubator, Maria Natividad who preferred to be called Mary N., began a life during which she would live primarily in Valdez, CO and later in the Trinidad Inn Nursing Home.  Mary was the remaining child born to Jose Bonifacio Torres and Secundina Gurule.  Her father, Bonifacio was killed in a mining accident in 1937 in the Frederick Coal Mine in Valdez, CO.

When asked one day by her daughter Margaret, who she would like to meet if she could meet anyone in the world, Mary quickly responded, “My mother, because I never got to know my mother”. Mary’s mother, Secundina, died Vermejo, NM in 1918 as a result of the influenza when Mary was only 6 years old.

Mary was baptized on August 25, 1912 in Tercio, Colorado and on October, 12, 1927 was confirmed in Tercio. At the age of thirteen, because of the untimely death of Mary’s step-mother in 1925, Mary’s formal education ended so that she could assume the role of mother to her 11 month old half-brother, and 3 year old half-sister —a responsibility she held for several years.

During the summer of her 16th year, to help with family finances, she worked in what Mary referred to as the “Big House” at the Vermejo Park Ranch in Vermejo, New Mexico.

On March 5, 1935 Mary married Jose De Gracia (JD) Gonzales in the Las Animas County Court House in Trinidad. Together they owned and operated the West Side Inn in Valdez, CO for 30 years.

During her prime, Mary loved to sew, crochet, fish, dance, and gamble.  She visited Italy, Spain, Florida, California, Washington, Texas and New Mexico. She served as a volunteer at the Colorado Welcome Center, was an active member of the St. Ignatius and Holy Trinity Churches, the Kennedy and Sayre Senior Centers, La Casa De Confediacion, and the Guadalupe Society. A registered voter in Las Animas County since 1948, Mary often served as an election judge during both primary and general elections in Segundo and Trinidad.

Left to cherish her memory are Mary’s children: Ernie (Patti) Gonzales, Bonnie Shannon, Margaret (Robert) Apodaca and Joe (Rose) Gonzales. Mary also leaves behind her son-in-law Oney Chavez and her beloved grandchildren, great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.

Along with her parents and siblings, Mary is preceded in death by her husband JD; her daughter Rose Chavez; son, Alberto Gonzales and her half-brother Ben Torres and her beloved Albert Torres.

 

Active pallbearers for Mary are her grandsons: Bob Chavez, Trevor Shannon, Jason Gonzales, Dave Shannon, JD Gonzales III, and her great-grandson Bob Chavez Jr.

Honorary pallbearers are her granddaughters: Renee Candelaria, Tracy Ayala, Jessica Lamden, Lisa Fontenot, Jennifer Mejia, RoxAnne DeBella, and Elvira Gonzales.

 

Visitation will be Sunday, November 24 from 3-4: PM at Comi Funeral Home.  Rosary at 9:00 AM on Monday, November 25 at Comi Funeral Home.  A funeral mass will be celebrated at Holy Trinity Church at 10:00 on Monday, November 25 with interment to follow in the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery.

 

Condolence cards will be received at 318 E. Godding Ave, Trinidad, CO.

Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral home. 

In Memory of Charles “Baz” Bazanele

Legends are born, not created. Charles “Baz “ Bazanele, born January 7th,
1936 in the mining town of Vallorso, CO.

Chuck was a mine worker, school janitor, and generally awesome human.

Baz passed away Sunday, November 17th  at 4:30pm. He loved his family, taking care

of his yard, and watching the  Denver Broncos. He thoroughly enjoyed plowing snow

in the winter and thankfully not causing traffic accidents with his erratic driving.

Charles loved  delivering flowers, and he never forgot an address or name. He loved his dogs,

 and after they passed, his cat Awesome, curled up at his feet every night to sleep.

He had a wicked sense of humor. Chuck liked to stop at every table and BS, when he went

out for dinner with his family, as if he was running for city council and on many afternoons

he gossiped at Duffy’s Barber Shop. In his  later years, Baz drove around on his golf cart surveying,

talking, picking up  baseballs and hassling the TSJC Trojans. He never knew a stranger, he was 

generous, and often bought the city guys a cold Pepsi if they were working nearby. Chuck laid the

ground work for his family’s work ethic and without him Trinidad Greenhouses would have never

been a success.

Grandpa Chuck will be sorely missed by his wife, daughter, son, grandkids, nephews, nieces, and many,
many friends. 

 A celebration of his life will take place Thursday, the  21st, at 10:00AM at First Christian Church,

with Pastor Cary Nelson officiating, Private inurnment  will be held at a later date. Following the
service there will be a gathering of family and friends at the church hall.
 Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.



In Memory of Clara Langley McFadden

Memorial services for Claire (Langley) McFadden, 68 of Portales, will be at 10:00 AM on Friday November 22, 2013 at Wheeler Mortuary Chapel with Rev. Donald Hay officiating.  A memorial service will also be held Monday November  25 in Springer NM at 10 AM at the Assembly of God Church officiated by Pastor Jerry Johnson.
Claire was born on September 8, 1945 in Warwickshire Rugby, England to Charles Samuel and Monica May (Oswell) Langley and died on November 17, 2013 in Portales of a lengthy battle with cancer. She came home to the United States on the “Queen Mary” at the age of 6 months. She was raised in Northern New Mexico in the small town of Farley, where the family farmed and ranched for many years. Claire graduated from Farley High School in 1963 and attended Eastern New Mexico University for two years. She met Daniel Weems in 1964 and they were married on February 28, 1965. Together they raised three boys, Michael Callan, James Daniel, and Kirk Charlton Weems.
Claire was a homemaker first and foremost and began driving a school bus in Portales, where she drove for 14 years. Her hobbies included gardening and canning, cooking, fishing, and photography. She loved to sing and enjoyed participating in the Floyd Country Jamboree for many years. She also spent many hours volunteering at the local Senior Center and meal site, and working with the elderly as a senior companion. 
Claire moved to Maxwell, New Mexico to care for her father before his death in 2002 and returned to Portales in 2007
Claire is survived by her sons: Michael (Renea) Weems of Lubbock, Texas, James (Ginger) Weems of Capitan, New Mexico, Kirk (Carrie) Weems of Roswell, New Mexico. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Brett, Danon, Garrison and Quinton Weems and Drew Lucero, one sister, Judy Taylor and  companion Gayle Madsen of Maxwell, New Mexico. She is preceded in death by her parents and her granddaughter, Erin Weems. 
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Erin Weems Memorial Scholarship Fund at the First Savings Bank, 2713 Sudderth Drive in Ruidoso, New Mexico 88345 or The Hope Lodge of Lubbock, 3511 10th Street, Lubbock, Texas 79415.
The family wishes to thank the nurses and aides of Presbyterian Hospice and her many friends who shared their love and prayers. 

In Memory of Paul M Johnston

 

Paul Micah Johnston, 49, of Port Orange, Florida died November 14, 2013 at the Halifax Health Hospice of Volusia/Flagler facility, after a long hard battle with metastatic colon cancer.

Paul was born March 17, 1964 in Raton, New Mexico, as the second son of Wallace E. and Romana Hoge Johnston. His parents had relocated to this small mountain community in early 1960 from San Bernardino, California to serve as Christian Ministers of Jehovah’s Witnesses.

Paul enjoyed life in Raton. As young boys, he and his older brother Mark ran a paper route together for what was the Raton Daily Range. Paul grew to love the things his parents taught him about the bible and joined his parents in talking to others from door-to-door about the promises of God’s Kingdom to rid the earth of suffering and to bring peace to mankind. At the local Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses he began reading the bible aloud and giving short bible discourses as assigned. Paul loved music and learned to play the piano to everyone’s delight.

He graduated from Raton High School in 1982 and began working full-time as store clerk and bookkeeper for Craftsman Glass Co. He also volunteered as a fire-fighter and EMT with the local department from approximately 1985-1992.

In 1991 he met Jael Ann Culley and her parents who, subsequently, moved to Raton. After spending time together they formed a beautiful friendship and deep love for each other and were married June 6, 1992. They continued to live in Raton and later purchased Craftsman Glass Co. where they worked together until hard financial circumstances led them to take an opportunity to manage OceanQuest Condominium in Ponce Inlet, Florida for 4 years from 2003- 2007. In 2007 Paul began a new career as a full-time minister of Jehovah’s Witnesses which he enjoyed very much however, it was in 2007 that cancer almost caused Paul’s death, but he was able to recover after treatment. Still recovering from his ordeal Paul and Jael returned to Raton in 2008 to help care for Jael’s aged uncle, Elbert Culley of Wagonmound, New Mexico until his death. Needing to provide for themselves, they opened Craftsman Glass and Paint which was a difficult task during a national economic crisis. Slowly, Paul’s Illness began to gain ground on him again causing him to be unable to care for the heavy responsibility. They moved back to Port Orange, Florida in 2012.

While Paul certainly was always busy with secular work, he deeply enjoyed the more important works that included teaching others about the bible, serving as an elder in the local congregation and volunteering in the construction of new Kingdom Halls. Paul went every weekend for months after the 2004 hurricane season to assist in re-roofing homes damaged by the storms in the Volusia and Flagler county area. He also accompanied some “first response” teams into areas devastated by Hurricane Katrina in Mississippi.

Paul was loved by those who knew that his pure heart was devoted to helping others. He employed many persons that had fallen on hard times and tried to see the best in everyone. More importantly, he spent much time listening to and comforting those with emotional and spiritual needs. He was a gentle soul that touched young and old alike. He was considerate and loving; a quality that made him “magnetic” to animals. He had a deep appreciation for the beauty of the natural world created by Jehovah God. He was also full of humor and loved a good joke. His fast wit and intelligence will certainly be missed.

Paul is survived by his wife Jael Ann Johnston of Port Orange, FL, Brother Mark Joel Johnston and wife Valerie Volpe-Johnston of Longmont, CO, Uncle Reinhold Hoge and wife Rose of Litchfield, CA, Aunt Donna Hoge of San Bernardino, CA, Uncle Arnold Hoge and wife Jane of Carlsbad, CA, Numerous Cousins he loved very much, and His In-Laws, Horace Culley and wife Sybil of Daytona Beach, Florida.

Paul is preceded in death by his parents Wallace and Romana Johnston of Raton, New Mexico and Uncle Fred Hoge of San Bernardino, CA.

Memorial Services for Paul will be a video-simulcast from the Port Orange Florida Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses to the Raton Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses on Sunday November 24th, 2013 at 3:00 pm MST. Local Elder Tom Weller of Daytona Beach, FL will be officiating. Paul’s ashes will be privately scattered in the Atlantic Ocean that he so loved. Memorial donations should be mailed to Jael Johnston P O Box 291146, Port Orange, FL 32129.

Thank you to all who have been such a loving support already during our difficult time.

Paul will be missed till we see him again in the resurrection by Jesus Christ.

 

North South Volleyball Allstars Announced

 

2014 North 1A/1B Volleyball All-Stars

 Name (First)  Name (Last) School
Catherine Farmer Cimarron 
Aunna Walker Des Moines
Hunter Haley Elida
Kaylen Jasso Elida
Kadie  Kiene Magdalena 
Danielle Gordon Magdalena 
Ashley Tafoya Magdalena 
Jaclyn  Archuleta McCurdy 
Miah Martinez McCurdy 
Britney Cisneros Questa 
Denise Gallegos Questa
Charlotte Young San Jon 

2014 South 1A/1B Volleyball All-Stars:

 Name (First)  Name (Last) School
Sarah  Ferguson Carrizozo
Shayna Gallacher Carrizozo
Erica Vega Vega Carrizozo
Tabitha Ornelas Floyd 
Shelby Mobley Fort Sumner 
Emma Moyer Fort Sumner 
Angelica Torres Fort Sumner 
Lori Gossett Hagerman 
Jessica Rodriguez Hagerman 
Maria  Altamirano Jal 
Jasmin Belsom Tatum 
Alix Nicholas Tatum 

Coaches: TBA

 

2014 North 2A/3A Volleyball All-Star Team

Leighton Ervin Hope Christian
Gabrielle  Silva  Hope Christian
Abi Wright Hope Christian
Cheyenne  Law Pojoaque Valley 
Kristin Woody Pojoaque Valley 
Abbey Bradley Robertson 
Elena Saavedra Buckley Sandia Prep
Alex Archuleta Santa Fe Prep
Veronica Sanchez Santa Rosa 
Rayauna Urban Santa Rosa 
Chasity  Sharp Texico
Caelin Bustos W. Las Vegas

2014 South 2A/3A Volleyball All-Star Team

 Name (First)  Name (Last) School
Alex Corcoran Bosque School
Marisa Macon Cobre
Nayely Anderson Dexter 
Karina  Lujan Eunice 
Randi Vinson Eunice 
Torie Carson Hatch Valley
Christen  Tenorio Laguna-Acoma 
Pari Cox Portales 
Simone Laurenz Portales 
Kristen Wagner Portales 
Kaylee  Milligan Silver
Kim  Turner Tularosa

Coaches:  TBA

 

Raton Ends Season in Albuquerque

Tigers End Season in Albuquerque

By Marty Mayfield

KRTN Multi-Media

A beautiful day for football at Milne Stadium in Albuquerque quickly turned dismal for the Raton Tigers as the Hope Christian Huskies took just under two minutes to put their first six on the scoreboard on their way to a 68-33 trouncing to begin the first round of state tournament football action.

The Huskies Luke Dye caught a Caleb Hagen-Meyer pass for a 40-yard play to pay dirt.  Michael Birach split the uprights to make it a 7-0 game with 10:05 on the clock.

Raton could only pull off a five play series before they turned it over on downs at the Huskies 36 yard line. The Huskies moved the ball down to the fourteen where Hagen-Meyer tossed the ball into the hands of Chris Roland for six more. Birach once again split the uprights and it was a 14-0 score.

Another four and out for Raton put the ball on the Huskies 36, where they once again drove the ball down the field to the 12 yard line to start the second quarter. From there Hope went backwards and finally put it in the end zone with a 24-yard pass play to yet another Huskie, Luke Dye. With 10:13 on the second quarter clock Birach made it a 21-0 game.

Raton went five and out with the punt putting Hope at their 21-yard line were four plays later they added six more with a 35 yard pass play to Isaac Hessinger. 7:25 on the clock the Raton players were heard to say, “we can’t stop them.”

A blocked punt put the ball on the Raton 10 where Hope once again with a 12 man on the field penalty went backwards but finally put it in with a 13-yard pass play to Chris Roland. The PAT was good and it was a 35-0 ball game. Raton Coach Brock Walton later said, “You spot a team 35 points before you really start playing and you’re never going to win that football game.”

Raton did come alive and put together a 65-yard drive that ended with a 10-yard pass play from Cam Baird to Caleb Wood.  Toby Henson’s PAT hit the cross bar and fell back. Raton was finally on the scoreboard, 6-35 with 2:43 on the clock.

Caleb Wood ended the Hope drive when he picked off a Hagen-Meyer pass and took it to the Raton 36. Raton put together a drive with the help of an offside and personal foul penalty, took the ball to the Huskies 19. Raton continued to pound the ball and ended the drive with a two-yard run by Cam Baird with six seconds on the clock. Baird punched the 2-point conversion in and made it a 14-35 game.

The big plays continued in the second half as Mario Burgarello picked off a Cam Baird pass and scrambled 30 yards to pay dirt on the first play of the half. Birach’s PAT hit the right upright and left the score 41-14.

Raton put together a scoring drive that ended with an 11-yard run by Cam Baird with 8:26 on the clock. Henson’s PAT was good, it was a 21-41 score.

An onside kick left the ball on the Hope 40 where Hagen-Meyer put it up and found Chris Roland for a 60-yard pass play for six. The PAT went wide and it was a 47-21 game.

Raton gave up the ball on downs at the Raton 48 three plays later it was another Hagen-Meyer to Roland pass play for a 52-yard touchdown. Birach nailed the PAT and it was a 54-21 game.

Raton takes the kickoff and pounds the ball 68 yards and finishes the drive off with a two-yard Jordan Mendez run for six. Henson’s PAT failed, leaving it 27-54 with 52 seconds left in the third.

Luis Ruiz ends the third for Hope with a pass interception, but Raton couldn’t capitalize on the turnover and left Hope with the ball on the Husky 23. Hope finished off the long drive with a one-yard romp by Hagen-Meyer for a Huskie TD with 8:20 on the clock.

Raton put together a 60-yard drive that ended with an eight-yard run by Toby Henson for six. Darrick Stoeker filled in for Henson on the PAT attempt and shanked it. The score was left at 33-61.

Hope gave Raton the ball at the Raton four-yard line when the Raton defense held strong and stopped the Huskies. On the second play Husky Nick Martin pulled in a pick six from about the 15-yard line. Birach nails the PAT with 3:16 on the clock. It was now 68-33 and the remainder of the game would be on a running clock.

Three plays later Isaac Hessinger picks off another Cam Baird pass and puts an end to the game.

Coach Walton told the boys after the game that he was very proud of them and how they played it just wasn’t meant to be. Hope will go on to play the Silver City Colts in Silver City next week.

 

 

Caleb Wood just does make the catch early on in the game against Hope Christian at Milne Stadium in Albuquerque Saturday afternoon.

Caleb Wood just does make the catch early on in the game against Hope Christian at Milne Stadium in Albuquerque Saturday afternoon.

 

Chris Roland just gets enough of a hand on the ball to keep Dylan Query from catching it during the state tourney game in Albuquerque

Chris Roland just gets enough of a hand on the ball to keep Dylan Query from catching it during the state tourney game in Albuquerque

 

Chris Roland just gets enough of a hand on the ball to keep Dylan Query from catching it during the state tourney game in Albuquerque

Chris Roland just gets enough of a hand on the ball to keep Dylan Query from catching it during the state tourney game in Albuquerque

 

Andres Madrid manages to catch the ball despite the efforts of Toby Henson to break up the play during the state tourney game at Milne Stadium in Albuquerque.

Andres Madrid manages to catch the ball despite the efforts of Toby Henson to break up the play during the state tourney game at Milne Stadium in Albuquerque.

 

Jacob Concha just does make the catch as he gets wrapped up Saturday afternoon

Jacob Concha just does make the catch as he gets wrapped up Saturday afternoon

 

A blocked punt gave the Huskies the ball on the Raton 10 yard line Saturday afternoon during the state tourney game in Albuquerque

A blocked punt gave the Huskies the ball on the Raton 10 yard line Saturday afternoon during the state tourney game in Albuquerque

 

Its up for grabs as Husky Chris Roland gets a hand on the ball as Caleb Wood (22) tries to get a hand on it. Jacob Concha (83) is there to help but just misses the loose ball.

Its up for grabs as Husky Chris Roland gets a hand on the ball as Caleb Wood (22) tries to get a hand on it. Jacob Concha (83) is there to help but just misses the loose ball.

 

Chris Roland (11) makes the catch as Cam Baird tries to get a hand on him

Chris Roland (11) makes the catch as Cam Baird tries to get a hand on him

 

Chris Roland just misses the ball as Toby Henson moves in for the tackle during the game Saturday afternoon at Milne Stadium in Albuquerque.

Chris Roland just misses the ball as Toby Henson moves in for the tackle during the game Saturday afternoon at Milne Stadium in Albuquerque.

In Memory of Lois O Aldrich

Lois O. Aldrich 
(March 4, 1909 – November 14, 2013)

 

Lois O. Aldrich, age 104, died Thursday, November 14, 2013 in Socorro, New Mexico.

Funeral Services will be held at 10:00 AM on Monday, November 18, at the Capitan Methodist Church in Capitan, New Mexico with Rev. Dean Kahlich, pastor officiating. Graveside Services will be held at 10:00 AM on Tuesday, November 19, at the Gladstone Cemetery in Gladstone, New Mexico. Arrangements are under the direction of Hass Funeral Directors of Clayton, New Mexico.

Lois O. (Wilkinson) Aldrich was born on March 4, 1909 in Alva, Oklahoma to John Foster Wilkinson and Angie Bray (Burton) Wilkinson. She was raised by a ranching family with ranches located first in Oklahoma then the Texas Panhandle and finally in Gladstone, New Mexico. Lois graduated from New Mexico Highlands University in Las Vegas, New Mexico with a Teaching Degree in 1934. She started teaching in Capitan Schools in Autumn of 1934 and taught there for 35 and a half years, retiring in 1971. Mrs. Adrich taught 3rd grade during most of her career, transferring to 4th grade for a few years. She was an extremely dedicated educator, demanding her students possess good manners, respect for others and to learn to their fullest capacity. She did not tolerate any nonsense and all of her students understood that up front. After her retirement, Lois was very active as a volunteer at the Capitan Senior Center, the Capitan Methodist Church, she served on the Capitan Cemetery Board and served as president and chaplain as well as various committees with the Lincoln County Republican Women. She lived in Lincoln County from 1934 until July of 2006 when she moved into the Good Samaritan Care Center in Socorro, New Mexico.

“Got ‘er done!”

Kickin’ ‘Round The Neighborhood!

By Debbie

 

 “Got ‘er done!”

Jami Esquibel just returned from Phoenix AZ.  She “Got ‘er done” for the sixth time, along with around 700 other walkers.  Jami has been doing the Susan G Komen 3 Day Walk for a Cure for six years and is already planning on the seventh with her niece.

 

She has the courage, determination and commitment to walk 60 miles in three days.  She has to raise a minimum amount of money to enter the walk, plus her expenses of getting there and back.  She raised $4345.34.  That is not the least of her efforts.  This walk will also cost her a toenail, sunburn and a blister under a callus!

 

Jami was in this AM and showed me pictures from AZ.  I hope to share some of them on this site.  One is taken at 20 miles… looking pretty good there, girlfriend.  The next one is taken at 40 miles….. lookin’ a little burned and worse for wear.  At 60 miles… Is that YOU????  She will not let me post it, unless I cover up her picture with something else.

 

Well, that something else is her special hat.  She came in to show it off before she left.  It will keep her neck from getting sunburned.  It has a lot of pins attached that represent the walks that she has completed.

 

Maybe next year she will wear a hat that goes all the way to the ground.  Capris are wonderfully cool in the AZ heat, but her calves got so burned, a total stranger came up to her and handed her a bottle of sunscreen.  She tried to explain that she had on a thick coat of sunscreen, but the lady persisted.

 

Jami, you are my heroine.  Because of people like you, there will be a cure found….. sooner than later.  Thank you for your courage and commitment.

 

Jami heading to AZ

Jami heading to AZ


Jami's Phoenix hat

Jami’s Phoenix hat

 

Sunrise in AZ

Sunrise in AZ

 

Excitement builds

Excitement builds

 

Day 1 20 done

Day 1 20 done

 

Day 2 and 40 down

Day 2 and 40 down

 

Day 2 Sunburned legs and FCCLA shirt.  Jami took us with her

Day 2 Sunburned legs and FCCLA shirt. Jami took us with her

 

Encouragement came in all shapes and styles along the way.

Encouragement came in all shapes and styles along the way.

 

Exhausted and elated at this point

Exhausted and elated at this point

 

Looking fabulous, victorious, and the picture of courage and commitment

Looking fabulous, victorious, and the picture of courage and commitment

 

 

 

 

 

 

K-Mart Receives Bomb Threat

K-Mart receives Bomb Threat

 

By Marty Mayfield

KRTN Multi-Media

 

At approximately 3:30 p.m. Thursday afternoon the K-Mart store in Raton received a call from an unknown male that indicated there was a bomb in the store. According to Raton Police Chief Terry Sisneros the caller gave no time or other information about the device.

Employees evacuated the store and Raton Police, Colfax County Sheriff and New Mexico State Police cordoned off the area. A store manager and police officers then reentered the store to search the building and determine if anything looked out of place.

According to Chief Sisneros the protocol is to have a manager and officers search the store and if anything suspicious is found then the bomb squad would be called in.

About 4:10 p.m. officers and the store manager exited the store indicated that nothing suspicious was found.

 

 

Police and store employees are well away from the K-Mart building as it is searched by a manger and police officers Thursday afternoon after a bomb threat had been called in to the store.

Police and store employees are well away from the K-Mart building as it is searched by a manger and police officers Thursday afternoon after a bomb threat had been called in to the store.


Raton Police blocked off the entrance to K-Mart Thursday afternoon after the store received a call about a bomb in the store.

Raton Police blocked off the entrance to K-Mart Thursday afternoon after the store received a call about a bomb in the store.

MCMC Auxiliary Scholarship Winners

On Tuesday, November 5th the  MCMC Auxiliary Scholarship Committee announced the winners of its reimbursement program.  This year 

year the winners are Alicia Romero and Rhonda Moniot.  This is a pilot program for employees of Miners Colfax Medical Center.  These 

winners will be reimbursed for classed taken in a field directly  related to work performed at MCMC, which lead to an associate, baccalaureate,

master’s, or doctoral degree.

     Congratulations Rhonda and Alicia on your hard work in achieving a higher education and improving our organization and community.

PHOTO  L to R Trudy Robbins, Barbara Castillo, Rhonda Moniot, Sean Lerch, Alicia Romero, and Anna Weybrew 

present awards to Rhonda and Alicia