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Raton City Commission Meeting Dec 23, 2013

Raton City Commissioners Approve Gas Franchise

 

By Marty Mayfield

KRTN Multi-Media

 Raton City Commissioners met Monday afternoon in a quick meeting to handle some last minute city business before the end of the year.

 Commissioners approved the November financials noting an increase in the gross receipts by 2.25% over this time last year.

 They also approved budget adjustment #4. City Manager Butch McGowen noted that City Clerk Tricia Garcia would be out some this next year on maternity leave and that he was making provisions to handle that absence with temporary help.

 After no public input or input from the commissioners they approved Ordinance 987, the Raton Natural Gas franchise ordinance. There are no changes to the ordinance and it will be valid for a period of 25 years.

 Mark Kossler was then appointed to the airport board. Commissioner Mantz noted that she as well as many others had met with the Governor’s counsel and Department of Transportation secretary to discuss Amtrak. She noted that they had a concern with some of the numbers that Burlington Northern had supplied.

Filing day for next year’s municipal election is January 7, 2014 from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.

Commissioners will meet again on January 14, 2014 at 6:00 pm.

 

 

 

 

  AGENDA

CITY OF RATON REGULAR COMMISSION MEETING

RATON CITY HALL, 224 SAVAGE AVE

       TUESDAY, DECEMBER 23, 2013 AT 12PM

 

A regular meeting of the City Commission of the City of Raton will be held on December 10, 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.

 

  • All City Offices will be closed on December 25th for the Christmas Holiday.
  • All City Offices will be closed on January 1st for the New Year Holiday.
  • All City Offices will close at noon on December 24th and December 31st.
  • Next Regular Commission Meeting Tuesday, January 14, 2014 at 6pm.

 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 December 10, 2013 Regular Commission Meeting Minutes.

 B.    Deliberate and Act on Resolution 2013-50: November 2013 Financials.

 C.   Deliberate and Act on Resolution 2013-51: Budget Adjustment #4 FY14.

 D.   Deliberate and Act on Ordinance No. 987: Raton Natural Gas Franchise Ordinance.

 E.    City Manager’s Report 

 

  • Board Appointments
  • Amtrak
  • Capital Outlay Request
  • Candidate Filing Day
  • Old Pass Gallery
  • Recognition/Appreciation/Information

 

 VII.         Adjournment

 

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 Thursday, December 19, 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 tgarcia@cityofraton.com if you have any questions or concerns.

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Tricia Garcia, City Clerk 

NMHSCA All-State Football Teams

 

 
 
 
 

In Memory of Leandro Abran ‘Leonard’ Ulibarri Sr.

Leandro Abran ‘Leonard’ Ulibarri Sr.
Father, Brother, Husband, Retired Firefighter

Leandro Abran ‘Leonard’ Ulibarri Sr., 71, passed away December 17, 2013 at Cherry Creek Nursing Center in Aurora, CO after a long battle with Multiple Sclerosis. He was born February 12, 1942 in Trinidad.

Leandro was an avid trivia player. He loved watching Jeopardy! and enjoyed spending time talking with family and friends. He always had a smile and a laugh for those around him and those caring for him.

Although he had many interesting jobs in his lifetime, he was most proud of being a firefighter, serving with the Trinidad Fire Department until his retirement in 1984. His fellow firefighters nicknamed him ‘Spock’ after Leonard Nimoy’s Star Trek character.

Leandro is preceded in death by his parents Antonia & Rumaldo Ulibarri, wife Margaret Ulibarri, brother Nicanor and sister Estela.

He is survived by his son Leandro Ulibarri Jr., Aurora, daughter Monica (Genaro) Trevino, Trinidad, sisters Antonia Garcia, Denver & Valeria Montoya, Kansas City, KS, grandchildren Nico, Noah, Chris & Celeste, Trinidad, mother-in-law Lucy Gonzales, Trinidad, numerous nephews & nieces and countless friends.

Visitation will be Monday, December 23, from 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. at the Comi Chapel.

Rosary will be Monday, December 23, at 12:00 p.m. at the Comi Chapel.

Funeral Mass will be Monday, December 23, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. at Holy Trinity Church.

Interment will follow at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery.

Persons wishing to do so may make contributions to the Rocky Mountain MS Center in lieu of flowers, 8845 Wagner Street, Westminster, CO 80031. Or online at: www.mscenter.org

Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home

In Loving Memory Jesse Angelo Kiefer, “McGahee”

Jesse Angelo Kiefer, “McGahee”,  age 31, passed away at home on December 17, 2013.
He was born March 13, 1982 in Trinidad, Colorado to Virginia (Ortiz) and Joseph Kiefer.
He attended area schools graduating from Trinidad High School in 2001.
Jessie loved  sports,and placed 5th in state in  wrestling  and was All Conference  2011-2012. He also was All Conference in football in 2000.
Jesse was employed as a heavy equipment operator.
He enjoyed fishing, hiking and camping with family and friends, but most of all, he loved his two little girls.  They were his pride and joy.
Her is survived by wife Aeriel Kiefer, daughters Madison age 8, and Jessie age 2, parents Virginia  Baca, (Richard) , Joseph Kiefer, siblings Joseph Kiefer (Agneda), Diane Atencio (Robert), Heather Baca (Brandon), Rickilynn Sanchez (Robert), and Richard Baca, nieces, nephews other relatives and friends.
Rosary will be Thursday, December 26, 2013 at 7:00PM at Holy Trinity Church.
Memorial Mass will be Friday, December 27, 2013 at 10:00AM at Holy Trinity  Church.
Inurnment will follow a the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery.
Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.
 
 

A SPECIAL MESSAGE FROM COACH ZACK ROMERO

Coach Zack Romero

Coach Zack Romero

This story began back in August of 1982, when the late, great Lewis Stratton, Superintendent of Roy Schools hired me to teach Social Studies.  One day Mr. Stratton asked me if I liked basketball.  I said “Sure!” 

 

The next thing I  knew I was coaching Boys Junior High Basketball, followed by Junior High Girls Basketball, Boys JV and Varsity Basketball, Boys and Girls Track and of course, Volleyball.

 

Skip to 1992 when I was hired by Mrs. Thelma Coker, Superintendent of Cimarron Municipal Schools.  I continued coaching Boys JV and Varsity Basketball, Boys JV and Varsity Baseball, and of course, Volleyball.

 

Fast forward to the summer of 2009.  I was hired by Superintendent David Wilden to be the head coach of the Girl’s  Vollyball program.  During the last five years the Raton Tiger Varsity Volleyball team went to State four out of those five years.  We produced a District Championship Squad and had a winning record every season.

 

It is also unfortunate that during this last five year period that my Parkinson’s Disease has increased to a level whereby I have come to the decision that it is necessary for me to step down as the head coach of the Raton Volleyball Program.

 

I’d like to say “Thank You” to all the past and present: administrators and school boards, assistant coaches, faculties, student athletes, custodial staff, and of course to  Todd Wildermuth, Leroy Chavez, Bob Morris and Bill D for all that they’ve done to have positively supported myself and all the kids that I have had the pleasure and privilege of coaching over these last thirty-one years.

 

It is with great respect that I close in saying “Go Longhorns!”  “Go Rams!”  “Go Tigers!”

Bueno, Bye.

 

Coach Jack Romero

In Memory of Kenneth J Stohr

Kenneth J. Stohr age 90, of Raton, NM., passed away Monday December 16, 2013 in Raton. He was born January 19, 1923 in Dodge City, KS. the son of Joseph and Kathryn McDonald-Stohr. Kenneth was a carpenter and contractor. He was a member of the St. Patrick’s-St. Joseph Catholic Church and a fourth degree Knight with the Knight of Columbus Coronado Council 1332 in Raton.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife and one son. He is survived by three daughters, Kay Banks and husband Jerry of Colorado Springs, CO, Jean Bissett of Colorado Springs, CO, and Rosemary Stohr of Tucson, AZ. Two sons Ken Stohr and wife Kathy of Centerville, VA, and John Stohr and wife Cindy of San Diego, CA. One sister Margaret Stohr of Raton, NM. nine grandchildren, Ryan Bissett, Nicole Zaug, Kelli Tom, Monica Bissett, Leah, Amy, Jeffery, Jessica and Michael Stohr.

Recitation of the Most Holy Rosary will be Saturday December 21, 2013 at 11:30 A.M. at the St. Patrick’s-St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Raton recited by the Knights of Columbus. Mass of the Resurrection will follow at 12:00 Noon with Father John Trambley as the celebrant. Rite of Christian Burial will be in the Mt. Calvary Cemetery in Raton.

In lieu of flowers please make donations to the Knights of Columbus Coronado Council 1332 C/O Gus Mascarenas 740 N. 3rd Raton, NM. 87740

There will be a reception at the church hall following the service.

Services and celebration of love for Kenneth J. Stohr are under the direction of the Yaksich-Long Funeral Home of Raton.

Allstar Volleyball Teams

1A/1B All-Star Volleyball Game

2014 NMHSCA 1A/1B All-Star Volleyball Teams

2014 Volleyball All-Star Schedule:  Click Here

Game Date:  Monday, July 28th, 2014 @ 5:00 pm

Game Location:  West Mesa High School in Albuquerque, NM

Athletes report on Saturday, July 26th, 2014 at the Nativo Lodge at 6000 Pan American Freeway NE, Albuquerque, NM 87109

Below is the original list of athletes chosen to be on the 2014 1A/1B All-Star Volleyball teams for both North and South.  Final updates will be made just prior to game the start of the game.

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 NMHSCA 2A/3A All-Star Volleyball Teams

2014 Volleyball All-Star Schedule:  Click here

Game Date:  Monday, July 28th, 2014 @ 6:30 pm

Game Location:  West Mesa High School l in Albuquerque, NM

Athletes report on Saturday, July 26th, 2014 at the Nativo Lodge at 6000 Pan American Freeway NE, Albuquerque, NM 87109

Teams below are the original teams.  The final teams will be updated just prior to the event itself.

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

 

2014 NMHSCA 4A/5A All-Star Volleyball Teams

2014 Volleyball All-Star Schedule:  Click Here

Game Date:  Monday, July 28th, 2014 @ 8:00 pm

Game Location:  West Mesa High School l in Albuquerque, NM

Athletes report on Saturday, July 26th, 2014 at the Nativo Lodge at 6000 Pan American Freeway NE, Albuquerque, NM 87109

The list below are the volleyball all-stars that were originally chosen.  The final updates will take place right before the event.

2014 NMHSCA 4A/5A North All-Star Volleyball

 Name (First)  Name (Last) School
Samatha  Griffo Cibola 
Sellika Martin Cleveland 
MEGAN SCHNEDAR ELDORADO
Kayla Romero Espanola Valley
Sarah Long Farmington 
Ashley Schultz Farmington 
Chloe Crappell La Cueva
Samantha Sofka Piedra Vista
Aimee Molina Rio Rancho
Megan Sharratt Sandia
Sienna Sloan Sandia
Caitlyn Martinez St. Pius X 

2014 NMHSCA 4A/5A South All-Star Volleyball

Alexis Aguirre Artesia
Sam Matthews Artesia
Victoria Spragg Belen
Tracie Taylor Turner Centennial
Andrea Aguilar Clovis
Kyleigh  Guthals Clovis 
Karina  Minjares Las Cruces 
Kaily Madden Las Cruces
Katie Inman Los Lunas 
Kat Romanelli Mayfield
Brigette Moody Onate 
Alba Ontiveros Onate 

North South Allstar Football Schedule and Rosters

4A/5A North vs. South All-Star Game

Date:                     Wednesday, July 30th, 2014

Time:                     7:00 pm

Location:              Community Stadium in Albuquerque, NM

View 2014 4A/5A All-Star Football Rosters by Clicking here

South Coach:     Ron Arrington, Carlsbad

North Coach:     David Howes, Rio Rancho

 

2A/3A North vs. South All-Star Game

Date:                     Friday, June 6th, 2014

Time:                     7:00 pm

Location:              Community Stadium in Albuquerque, NM

View 2014 2A/3A All-Star Football Rosters by Clicking here

Coaches:              TBA

 

6 Man – 1A North vs. South All-Star Game

Date:                     Wednesday, July 30th, 2014

Time:                     7:00 pm

Location:              Community Stadium in Albuquerque, NM

View 2014 6 Man – 1A All-Star Football Rosters by Clicking here

South Coach:     Jose Porras, Lake Arthur

North Coach:     Dusty Giles, Escalante

 

6 Man_1A 2014 FB Roster Original Flyer

2A_3A 2014 FB Roster Flyer Original 121813

4A_5A 2014 Roster Flyer Original 12182013

Crews Field Runway Expansion Project Ribbon Cutting

After 10 long years, lots of paperwork and wrangling the $3 million Crews Field Runway Expansion Project is finally complete.

Dignitaries and others responsible for completion of the project were on hand today to cut the ribbon officially opening the 1300 foot runway extension. The ribbon cutting took place at the end of the original runway and where the expansion project began. 

 

In Memory of Mary Jane Baca

Mary Jane Baca, lovingly called “Jane” age 70, passed away at home on December 15, 2013.

She was born on May 23, 1943, one of nine children born to loving parents Doroteo and Erlinda (Mondragon) Baca.
Mary Jane Baca was born handicapped at birth, unable to hear or speak, although she experienced “islands of hearing” ,  her 
limited vocabulary was clear, but sparse.  She had no formal education, and did attend the Las Animas County Rehab Center for a short time, but was unable to complete tasks assigned to her. She visited with her friends at the Senior Citizens Center and enjoyed the short time she spent there.

She is predeceased by her parents and nephews Richard Baca Jr. and Warren Lee Abeyta, as well as other extended family members. 

 She leaves to cherish her memory, siblings, Richard (Starlight) Baca, Yolanda (Mike) Romero, Maria (Leroy) Abeyta, Albert (Juanita) Baca, Aurelia Schlenz, Felix (Brenda) Baca, Myra (Joe) Encinias and Connie Baca, aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be Thursday, from  5:00PM-7:00PM at the Comi Chapel.  Rosary will be Thursday, December 19, 2013  at 7:00PM at the Comi Chapel.  Funeral Mass will be Friday, December 20, 2013 at 10:00AM at Holy Trinity Church.
Interment will follow at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery.

Honorary pallbearers are  Dave Gonzales, Felix Baca, Keenan Gonzales, Dillon Baca, Eric Schlenz and Sephra Baca.
Active pallbearers are Bobby Hernandez, Jared Hernandez Joseph Baca, Joe Encinias, David Baca and Dorty Baca..

The family gratefully acknowledges and deeply extends their gratitude to her caregivers and anyone who was kind and accepting of her disabilities.  She in turn was thankful to those who were kind, loving and caring about her.

We will miss her smile and kindness of heart, but can appreciate and believe that she is in a place that knows the love of our Creator and the brightness of a brand new day. a new beginning.
Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.