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Tragic accident near Logan NM

By Todd Wildermuth

A teenager who spent some of her  youth in Raton died in a single-vehicle accident near Logan 

in east-central New Mexico  Sunday evening, November 3rd. The rollover accident also left another 

passenger dead while the driver survived.

 

State Police reported Adrienne Trujillo, 19, of Clayton, a former Raton resident,

and Padyn Reanell Hughes, 20, of Bovina, Texas, died in the Sunday accident that occurred

shortly before 6 p.m. on N.M. 469. Trujillo and Hughes were not wearing seat belts,

were ejected from the 2003 Chevrolet SUV, and died at the scene, according to State Police.

Trujillo, who would have turned 20 on Nov. 29, is survived by her family in Clayton, which includes a sister,

a brother, grandparents and her parents, Albert and Alicia Trujillo. A Rosary is scheduled in Clayton for

Thursday night while funeral services will take place Friday  morning. (See obituary for details.)

Trujillo grew up in several New Mexico communities, including Raton, before her family moved to Clayton,

where she spent her high school years.

State Police reported the SUV in which Trujillo was riding went off the east side of the road and rolled twice.

Investigators said alcohol was not a factor in the accident. The cause of the accident was

not determined as of Tuesday morning, Nov. 5th.

The driver of the vehicle, Marisa Cruz, 19, of Clovis, was transported to a hospital for non-threatening

injuries, according to State Police.

 

In Memory of Frank Lee Blair

Frank Lee Blair 
(February 19, 1940 – November 5, 2013)

 

Frank Lee Blair age 73 of Raton passed away on Tuesday November 5, 2013 with his family by his side. Frank was born on February 19, 1940 to Irene Blair in Clayton, New Mexico.

Frank owned and operated Blair & Blair Construction Company in Raton and also worked for CF&I mine in Trinidad, Colorado. He loved to fish, hunt and work on small engines. And most of all he loved his western movies and shows on television.

Frank is survived by his wife Edith Blair of the family home, daughter Rean McAlister and husband Eddie of Raton and son Frank M. Blair also of Raton, 9 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren also survive.

A funeral service will be held on Friday November 8, 2013 at 2:00pm in the chapel of the Alderette Pomeroy Funeral Home with Pastor Jim Coleman of the Seventh Day Adventist Church officiating. Interment will follow at the Fairmont Cemetery.

Arrangements for Frank Lee Blair are under the direction of the Alderette Pomeroy Funeral Home of Raton.

Raton Wins in three against Taos in District Tourney

Taos  19  21  19

Raton 25 25  25

 

By Marty Mayfield

KRTN Multi-Media

 

While it only took three games to win the match, none of the games were a real runaway for Raton as the Taos Lady Tigers moved into the second round of the detract tourney by upsetting Robertson Lady Cardinals Tuesday night in a 3-to-1 match.

 

Raton took the lead in game one but it was a back and forth game until late when Raton’s front three ladies made the blocks and spikes for points and the win. The game was tied several times early on. Taos was definitely ready to play volleyball. 

As game two got underway Raton took the lead and extended it by six until Taos came roaring back and tied the game at 17. it remained tied through 18 and Raton took back the lead and moved on to the win. 

 

Raton again took an quick lead in game three and kept it this time to the end. Taos however played a close game and didn’t let Raton get to far away. Through out the match the girls played smart ball and often times would just lay the ball over the net instead of making the hard spike. Often times the quick little tip over caught the other team off guard and let the ball fall for the point. 

 

Taos came into the tourney at the bottom of the district winning only two games in district play while they lost all their matches. Raton had won three matches including one match against Robertson. Raton will now move on to West Las Vegas Friday night. The winner of that match will play Pojoaque on Saturday for the district championship. 

 

Kristina Jansen makes the kill while Bertha Vigil makes the one handed block.

Kristina Jansen makes the kill while Bertha Vigil makes the one handed block.

 

Mikala Vertovec makes the block at the net to make the point for Raton.

Mikala Vertovec makes the block at the net to make the point for Raton.

 

Alyssa Buzzuto sets the spike as Leah Cimino makes the block with Kristina Jansen assisting

Alyssa Buzzuto sets the spike as Leah Cimino makes the block with Kristina Jansen assisting

 

Taos Midnite Lujan tips it over as Mikala Vertovec and Kalista Dorrance move to block.

Taos Midnite Lujan tips it over as Mikala Vertovec and Kalista Dorrance move to block.

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Kristina Jansen sends it over the net as Bertha Vigil moves in for the block

Kristina Jansen sends it over the net as Bertha Vigil moves in for the block

 

Kalista Dorrance sends it over in game 3 as the girls close in on the win.

Kalista Dorrance sends it over in game 3 as the girls close in on the win.

 

Kalista Dorrance makes the pass back over the net late in game 3 of the district tourney match against Taos.

Kalista Dorrance makes the pass back over the net late in game 3 of the district tourney match against Taos.

“We are in this together” Domestic Violence Awareness

At Denny’s on the Clayton road in Raton, they say “we are in this together”

For the entire month of November they will be supporting Domestic Violence Awareness in a delicious manner.

Bring in a canned or non-perishable food item and get a slice of pumpkin or pecan pie.

Donate $15 and get a t-shirt.

Donate $5 to receive a bracelet, ribbon and 15% off your next visit.

Donate just $1 and receive a ribbon.

All proceeds will go the alternatives to Violence program.

In Memory of Adrienne Trujillo

Adrienne Trujillo, age 19, died Sunday, November 3, 2013.

Rosary will be recited at 7:00 PM on Thursday, November 7, at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Clayton and Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 AM on Friday, November 8, at Yellow Jacket Gymnasium with Fr. Joel Bugas, Celebrant. Burial will follow in the Clayton Memorial Cemetery by Hass Funeral Directors of Clayton.

Adrienne Trujillo was born on November 29, 1993 in Albuquerque, New Mexico to Albert Trujillo and Alicia (Austin) Trujillo. She grew up in Albuquerque, Estancia, Hatch, Hagerman, Tucumcari and Raton before moving to Clayton where she attended Clayton High School. She was very active in Basketball, Volleyball and Track during her four years at CHS and she was a two time State Champion in the Shot Put. She graduated in 2012 and was attending ENMU in Portales on a track scholarship. All Adrienne ever wanted to be was a teacher and a coach. She had been coaching with her mom since the third grade. Adrienne was preceded in death by her paternal grandfather; Steven Trujillo, Sr. and by a cousin; Ron Trujillo.

SURVIVORS:

PARENTS: Albert and Alicia Trujillo of Clayton, New Mexico.

1 SISTER: Ashley Trujillo of Clayton, New Mexico.

1 BROTHER: Aric Trujillo of Clayton, New Mexico.

MATERNAL GRANDPARENTS: Pal and Jane Austin of Clayton, New Mexico.

PATERNAL GRANDMOTHER: Tommie Trujillo of Clayton, New Mexico.

AUNTS & UNCLES: Bob Austin of Amarillo, Texas, Claudia Montoya, Kathy Trujillo, Stella Trujillo, Steven Trujillo, Jr. and Joseph Trujillo all of Clayton, New Mexico, Patricia Trujillo of Santanta, Kansas, Vickie Trujillo of Wichita, Kansas, Ronald Trujillo and Robert Trujillo both of Eagle, Colorado and Gregory Trujillo of Boise City, Oklahoma.

And numerous cousins and friends.

Raton Public School announces awards

CONGRATULATIONS TO OCTOBER’S EMPLOYEES OF THE MONTH, WITH MR ARMIJO

Eva Chavez: Elementary Teacher of the Month

Eva Chavez: Elementary Teacher of the Month


Myra Baird- Secondary Teacher of the Month for October

Myra Baird- Secondary Teacher of the Month for October


Chris Segura- Support Staff winner for October

Chris Segura- Support Staff winner for October

TIGERS BATTLE ELKS TO THE END

 

The Raton Tigers and the Pojoaque Elks engaged in a classic gridiron showdown on Friday night in the Jungle, with numerous lead an momentum changes, before the Elks prevailed 33-28.

Pojoaque scored on their first drive of the game on a pass to wideout Isaac Martinez.  Raton’s defense then stiffened and the offense got rolling late in the first half as the Tigers went on a 60 yard march capped by a 2 yard Toby Henson run on third and goal to tie the game at 7 apiece with 5:40 to go in the half.  That opened a flurry of scoring as the Elks answered with a 25 yard scoring pass on third and 23 to go up 13 – 7. 

Raton returned the volley on its very next series, scoring quickly after a 67 yard screen pass going from Cam Baird to Luis Ruiz followed by another 2 yard plunge by Henson and Raton led 14-13. Then, with under two minutes left in the half, Raton’s defense got its offense the ball back and the Tigers moved quickly downfield.  On a fourth and 2 from the Elks 10, Pojaq’s Chris Quintana picked off a pass and returned it to the Raton 33.  After two incompletions, facing a 3rd and 10 with two seconds left, Elks qb John Ainsworth found Martinez again and he scored as time expired.  Giving the Elks the momentum heading into the locker room ahead 19-14.

Raton made the pendulum swing the other way after taking the second half kickoff.  Cam Baird found Caleb Wood on the right side and Wood did some fancy running on his way to a 66 yard score with Raton regaining the advantage 20-19 with less than a minute gone in the third.

Raton’s second fumble was recovered at their own 43.  Pojaq converted a fourth and 4 for a first down after an offside Raton penalty and then made the Tigers pay for their mistakes as Juan Rios scampered 32 yards for the score and a 25 -20 Elk lead.

Lightning struck again for the Tigers in the form of senior Jacob Concha as he streaked down the left sideline catching a perfectly thrown ball by Cam Baird and after the two point conversion pass to Caleb Wood, Raton had a 28-25 lead with 7:03 left in the game.

On its next possession, Pojoaque was flagged for holding and unsporstmanlike conduct and faced a second and 35 from their own 35, only to convert on a long pass to the Raton 29.  Five plays later Ainsworth snuck in for the score from the one and with the 2 point conversion, the Elks led 33-28 with 3:16 to go.

Showing no quit, Raton started at their own 25 and after a 45 yard completion, was inside the Elks 25 yard line.  A dropped ball in the endzone on second and short and a stuffed running play, gave the Tigers a fourth and three from the Elks 19.  A short completion came up just short of the first down and Pojoaque was able to run out the clock and  celebrate their hard fought win.

Raton is now 4-5 on the season and 1-2 in District 2AAA and will end the regular season at district champ Taos next Friday, Nov. 8th.