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In Memory of Clancy Dunavan

Clancy Dunavan 
(February 8, 2014 – February 8, 2014)

 

NAME Clancy Dunavan, Infant son of Will and Katie Dunavan, passed away on Saturday, February 8, 2014, at Covenant Children’s Hospital in Lubbock, Texas.

 

SERVICES: Visitation will be Tuesday, February 11, 2014 from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM at Hass Funeral Home in Clayton. Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at the First Baptist Church in Clayton, New Mexico with Rev. Kyle Bueermann, pastor officiating. Burial will follow in the Clayton Memorial Cemetery by Hass Funeral Directors of Clayton, New Mexico. Please visit www.hassfuneralhome.com to view the online obituary and sign the guestbook.

 

BACKGROUND: Clancy Dunavan was born on Saturday, February 8, 2014 in Dalhart, Texas to Will Dunavan and Katie (Griggs) Dunavan. He was preceded in death by his Paternal-Great-Grandmother; Judy Dunavan in 1993, Maternal-Great-Grandmother; Virginia Pearl Crist in 1982 and Maternal-Great-Grandfather; Joshua Griggs in 1978.

 

SURVIVORS:

 

PARENTS: Will and Katie Dunavan of Clayton, New Mexico.

 

1 BROTHER: Cotton Owen Dunavan of Clayton, New Mexico.

 

1 SISTER: Josey Pearl Dunavan of Clayton, New Mexico.

 

MATERNAL-GRANDPARENTS: Mancel and Laura Griggs of Clayton, New Mexico.

 

PATERNAL-GRANDMOTHER: Peggy Dunavan of Hartley, Texas.

 

PATERNAL-GREAT-GRANDFATHER: Owen Dunavan of Mound City, Kansas.

 

And numerous family and friends.

Raton Girls Beat Pojack

JV Girls

Pojoaque 10  18  9  16  53

Raton        0    0   7   6   13

Pojoaque High Point

Kyana Montoya 17  2 of 3 free throws

Selina Trujillo  10

Free Throws 8 of 15 attempts

Raton High Point

Free Throws  6 of 12 attempts

Sophia Madelini just gets the pass off as she heads for the floor as Justice Ainsworth moved in for the ball

Sophia Madelini just gets the pass off as she heads for the floor as Justice Ainsworth moved in for the ball

JV Boys 

Pojoaque 10  26  28  8  72 

Raton        7    5    9  12  33

Pojoaque High Point

Chris Quintana 13

Dominic Roybal 16

Free Throws 4 of 6 attempts

Raton High Point

J Espinoza 10 

Free Throws 5 of 12 attempts

 

Tiger Jonathan Cabrieles drives to the basket as Elk Chris Fierro draws the foul

Tiger Jonathan Cabrieles drives to the basket as Elk Chris Fierro draws the foul

Varsity Girls

Pojoaque  14  15  5   13  49

Raton       10  15  19  13  57

Pojoaque High Point

Leslie Guterriez 17   7 of 9 free throws

Free Throws 13 of 22 attempts

Raton High Point

Mariah Romero 13   6 of 11 free throws

Mikala Vertovec 15  7 of 10 free throws

Michelle Guara 13  5 of 5 free throws

 

Varsity Boys

Pojoaque 8  17  26  26  77

Raton       7   3  16  17  43

Pojoaque High Point

Anthony Rodriquez 19  6 of 6 free throws

Matthew Herrera 17  3 of 4 free throws

Free Throws  13 of 22 attempts

Raton High Point

Dylan Query 14  4 of 9 free throws

Anthony Brown 14 3 of 10 free throws 

Free Throws 9 of 27 attempts

 

Mikala Vertovec takes the tip from Gabby Gonzales Saturday night in Tiger Gym

Mikala Vertovec takes the tip from Gabby Gonzales Saturday night in Tiger Gym

 

Elkette Gabby Gonzales makes the grab away from Mariah Romero as she was headed for the basket.

Elkette Gabby Gonzales makes the grab away from Mariah Romero as she was headed for the basket.

 

Michelle Guara puts up the jumper early in the Game with Pojoaque Saturday night

Michelle Guara puts up the jumper early in the Game with Pojoaque Saturday night

 

Its a high pass that Kaylee Salazar just makes as Sarandon Walton and Shania Dorrance are there to contest the pass.

Its a high pass that Kaylee Salazar just makes as Sarandon Walton and Shania Dorrance are there to contest the pass.

 

Mikala Vertovec goes for the jumper in the third with a 28-29 score.

Mikala Vertovec goes for the jumper in the third with a 28-29 score.

 

Shania Dorrance at the free throw line will tie the score at 29. The girls went on to win the game 57-49.

Shania Dorrance at the free throw line will tie the score at 29. The girls went on to win the game 57-49.

 

Dylan Query flies toward the basket as Elk Chris Cordova and Matthew Herrera go for the block.

Dylan Query flies toward the basket as Elk Chris Cordova and Matthew Herrera go for the block.

 

Matthew Herrera got a hand on the ball as Tiger Anthony Brown moved to the basket

Matthew Herrera got a hand on the ball as Tiger Anthony Brown moved to the basket

 

Kevin Fanelli powered through as Matthew Herrera (24) and Kevin Herrera (12) worked for the block.

Kevin Fanelli powered through as Matthew Herrera (24) and Kevin Herrera (12) worked for the block.

 

Exchange Student Pietro Paciosi is at the free throw line, Darn he missed that one though.

Exchange Student Pietro Paciosi is at the free throw line, Darn he missed that one though.

 

Raton City commission Agenda for February 11, 2014

  AGENDA

CITY OF RATON REGULAR COMMISSION MEETING

RATON CITY HALL, 224 SAVAGE AVE

       TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2014 AT 6PM

 

A regular meeting of the City Commission of the City of Raton will be held on February 11, 2014 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 February 17, 2014 in observance of President’s Day.  
  • Next Regular Commission Meeting Tuesday, February 25, 2014.  

 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 January 28, 2014 Regular Commission Meeting Minutes.

 B.    Deliberate and Act on Ordinance 988: An Ordinance for amendment of the $1,036,400 Loan Agreement Dated May 31, 2013 by and between the City of Raton and New Mexico Finance Authority.  

 C.   Deliberate and Act on Amendment of Article X of Lease Agreement between City of Raton and Baca Valley re: Goat Hill Tower, and for permission of Mayor to sign amended agreement.

 D.   Deliberate and Act on a MOU between the City of Raton and the Pecos League DBA the Raton Osos.

 E.    City Manager’s Report 

 

  • Board Appointments
  • Heinfeld Meech and CO
  • Colfax County Day
  • NMML District Meeting
  • Election Information
  • Staff Training
  • Commission Decisions Determine Raton’s Destiny
  • 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 Friday, February 7, 2014 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.

/s/

_________________________________

Tricia Garcia, City Clerk 

Amtrak Legislative Update

 Special to KRTNradio.com

by Ford Robbins
for the NM Section
SW Chief Coalition
7 Monte Alto Court

Santa Fe NM 87508

505-466-7665

We have two bills that we are supporting, HB 117 and HB 116. HB117 funds a cost/benefit study and a 
legal study. HB116 creates a maintenance fund in the treasury and appropriates $4 Million as a 
first year contribution to that fund.

HB117 was taken up first. We were able to move an amendment to the bill that essentially expands 
the scope of the study to include a study of infrastructure status and needs, and to place 
supervision of the study with the NMDOT. UNM’s Business Unit will
conduct the study but we hope that with NMDOT supervision we can urge the NMDOT to use outside 
consultants to undertake the infrastructure aspects of the study. The bill received a unanimous “do 
pass” as amended.

HB116 was another story. First, the bill was tabled at the beginning of the hearing and HB241 was 
substituted. HB241 is an amendment of HB116 to bring in it line with Senate Bill 221, its companion 
bill. In addition, after consultation with Amtrak, Amtrak’s
commitment was reduced from 40 years to 20 years. The hearing went very well as far as 
presentation is concerned. The panel did an excellent job, and the public contributed very good 
comments in support. There was no negative comment. The questions from the
legislators were important and answered to their apparent satisfaction. Legislator comments were 
for the most part very favorable. However, at the end Rep. Patricia Lundstrom (D-Gallup) suggested 
that funding should not come from the general fund as required
by the bill, but rather from the severance tax fund, which is funding by bonds. Her suggestion was 
supported by Rep. Powdrell-Culbert (D-Albuquerque). Both felt strongly enough about it to not vote 
in support of the bill without amendment. A motion was made,
seconded and adopted to strip the bill of its funding but leave the creation of the fund in the 
treasury intact. What happened next was unclear to all as the hearing came to an abrupt end. The 
bill apparently received a “do pass” in its amended form (creating
a southwest chief fund only), according to the committee secretary’s notes. It would then go to 
the appropriations and finance committee in that form. I don’t think anyone heard the motion or 
vote.

That is how the matter was left. Checking with the committee secretary early this afternoon, I 
learned that overnight the following happened: HB241 was redrafted to restore the funding at $4 
Million but place the funding source in the severance tax fund,
and the Speaker of the House agreed to reassign the bill to the Tax and Revenue Committee 
(approval that was necessary to make a committee reassignment). The revised HB241 was read on the 
House floor this morning and formally referred to the Tax and Revenue
committee where it now awaits action by that committee. I do not have the space to describe why 
this is a small victory and forward progress, but it is. This new funding source will, if the bill 
is enacted, provide a basis for future funding and the Governor
has less to say about it. We are not out of the woods yet in any sense, but our job has been made 
a little easier.

 

The Station to Station train arrives in Raton in September. One of the many special trains that have travelled the rails from Kansas through Colorado and New Mexico.

The Station to Station train arrives in Raton in September. One of the many special trains that have travelled the rails from Kansas through Colorado and New Mexico.

The romance of riding the rails is abundant on Youtube, this video was found as a rider started in Las Vegas and rode east on the SW Chief. This particular video is of the ride from Raton to Trinidad over Raton Pass. What a shame it would be to lose this experience.

 

RHS Tigerfest Festivities This Weekend

Tiger Fest Activities will take place at Raton High School this Saturday starting at 1:00 p.m. with presentation of mums to parents followed by Girls JV, Boys JV, Girls Varsity and Boys Varsity ball games against Pojoaque. 

Thursday morning Tiger Fest Royalty were presented at the pep rally and Brandon Romero and Shania Dorrance were crowned King and Queen. 

Photo by Clint Henson Tiger Fest Queen Shania Dorrance and King Brandon Romero

Photo by Clint Henson
Tiger Fest Queen Shania Dorrance and King Brandon Romero


Photo by Clint Henson Tiger Fest King, Queen and Court Front L to R Angelica Preito-Archuleta, Sarandon Walton, Shania Dorrance, Georje Rose, Ila Raine Medina Back L to R Anthony Brown, Rashaan Craig, Brandon Romero, Luke James, Toby Henson

Photo by Clint Henson
Tiger Fest King, Queen and Court
Front L to R Angelica Preito-Archuleta, Sarandon Walton, Shania Dorrance, Georje Rose, Ila Raine Medina
Back L to R Anthony Brown, Rashaan Craig, Brandon Romero, Luke James, Toby Henson

In Memory of James T. (Jim) Kemp

James T. (Jim) Kemp age 80, of Raton, a native of Middletown, OH passed away January 30, 2014 at his home in Raton. He was born and raised in Middletown, OH on Oct. 18, 1933 to Thomas R. and Dorothy Kemp. James enlisted in the U.S. Air Force, stationed in Washington D.C. where he met and married the love of his life Elsie. Then he worked and retired from Bell Atlantic (Verizon) Telephone Company of Virginia in 1992. In 1993 Jim and his wife Elsie retired to Raton, NM. 
He is preceded in death by his parents, a brother Ralph and sister Sally and a sister-in-law Jeannie. He leaves to cherish his memory his wife of fifty seven years Elsie, Son Alan, a brother, Terry and wife Pam, sister Sandra and several cousins, neices and nephews. 
Memorial services will be Friday February 7, 2014 at 1:00 P.M. at the Yaksich-Long Funeral Home of Raton with Terry Kemp officiating.
Arrangements for James T. (Jim) Kemp are under the direction of the Yaksich-Long Funeral Home of Raton.

In Memory of Edwin Fonner Jr.

Edwin Fonner Jr., passed away on January 26, 2014, was born in Denver, CO on December 5, 1948. He is survived by his spouse of 42 years, Maribeth Ann and his son Clifford Edwin. 
He was raised in an Air force family and descended from Croatian coal miner and Ohio Swiss steel workers who spent his childhood summers in northern (Raton) NM. Ed lived in Japan; Denver; New Mexico; Maine; Munich, Germany; Dover, Delaware; Florida; and Ft. Worth, TX before leaving home for college. After college, he resided in New York City; Houston; St. Louis; Topeka, KS; and Kansas City, KS. 
Ed’s ambitious education included earning multiple degrees: a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Psychology with a minor in philosophy from the University of Texas, Austin, 1972; a Masters of Public Health (MPH) in 1976 from the University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston TX; a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Houston in 1979 and a Doctor of Public Health (DrPH) in 1979 from the University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston. He interned at the U.S. Bureau of the Census in 1976 under Jacob S. Siegel, senior demographer, Population Division in 1976. 
His professional endeavors included spending early studies in clinical psychology in Chicago and working six years in retail stock brokerage in Houston. He had significant exposure to branch money management and consolidation of brokerage operations with the Treasurer (Paine Webber and Rotan Mosle); investment research; and municipal debt underwriting (Denver and NYC). Ed also worked with Voluntary Hospitals of America – capital unit and clinical/financial information system (NYC and Irving TX, 1987 to 1988). Ed directed research and information systems at the Catholic Health Association, St. Louis from 1989 to 1995. 
More recently, Ed was the Executive Director for the California Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS), the Kansas Health Insurance Association (the state high risk pools), and the Virginia Cardiac Surgery Quality Initiative. He convened data managers nationally with the STS Congenital Cardiac and General Thoracic Surgery user groups. He started the web site HealthDataForum.com. He served on the Society of Thoracic Surgeons Adult Cardiac Surgery Database Taskforce. He assisted the Kansas Insurance Department in funding their Affordable Care Act initiatives (health exchange planning, rate review, consumer assistance, and health insurance exchange establishment) in 2010 and 2012. He wrote the business plan for the Kansas Health Cooperative loan ($80 million) in 2012. 
Ed’s past consultancies include the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), the STS, Inova Health System, and others. He was Kansas Health Insurance Association Board member from 1997 to 2005. He was Director of Outreach at the Kansas University School of Medicine, working with Kansas Medicaid to promote community-based disease prevention in rural and inner city areas. Ed helped start the Kansas Health Institute and was Executive Director of the Kansas Governor’s Public Health Improvement Commission. He helped form a health insurance purchasing pool for small business and served as grant writer and evaluator to the Manhattan, KS Community Health Council, Project Access (Medical Society of Sedgwick County), and other HRSA Community Access Program sites. He conducted a community health assessment for the Junction City, KS Health Council and won three Robert Wood Johnson Foundation grants, one for a state health policy grant to the Kansas Department of Administration. 
He completed over two dozen published articles and posters for scientific sessions; grants including 3 for Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and Federal; assistance to graduate students and to multiple agencies for consulting services. 
Ed’s athletic accomplishments: At Nolan High School, Texas, Ed played varsity basketball for three years and was on the football and track teams. He won All-District and All-State (2nd team) honors in basketball in his senior year, 1966. His team won All- District in 1966 (1st time). He placed first in the District high jump and high hurdles in 1966. 
Ed was a runner and competitive athlete most of his adulthood. He completed over 70 triathlons and similar endurance events after age 50, including IronMan Louisville in 2007 and 2008. He rode in over 10 ‘century rides’, 2 five-kilometer swims (Big Shoulders, Lake Michigan), multiple half-marathons, and similar endurance events. He finished the Olathe Marathon and the Big Sur Marathon. 
Ed’s Key Learnings: Be self-made; bring out the best in people; have pure intention; and listen. 
“WITH HIS LOVING WIFE AND ESTEEMED SON, THERE WAS NOTHING IN HIS LIFE WANTING.” 
Visitation will be Tuesday February 4, 2014 from 2:00 P.M. until 4:00 P.M. at the Yaksich-Long Funeral Home in Raton. Recitation of the Most Holy Rosary will be Wednesday February 5, 2013 at 9:30 A.M. at St. Patrick’s-St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Raton recited by Frank Cimino Jr. Mass will follow at 10:00 A.M with Father John Trambley as the celebrant. Inurnment will follow at a later date. Arrangements and celebration of love for Edwin Fonner Jr are under the direction of the Yaksich-Long Funeral Home of Raton.

In Memory of Monte J. Wooden

Mr. Monte J. Wooden age 66 passed away on January 28, 2014 at his home in Des Moines, New Mexico. He was born on May 24, 1947 in Des Moines, NM to Sidney H. and Clella Mae Wooden.

Monte served in and retired from the United States Army. He was a veteran of the Vietnam conflict and throughout his service in the U.S. Army her received the National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal with 2 Bronze stars, Vietnam Campaign Medal, Good Conduct Medal, Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm, Army Commendation Medal, and the Marksman Medal achieved with the M-16 Riffle.

Monte had numerous lifelong friends. He enjoyed going to the Des Moines Senior Citizens Center weekly for lunch and making trips to Raton. He was always ready to help others when help was needed. Monte was a very kind and caring man and could make anyone smile.

Monte will always be remembered and forever missed by those whose hearts had been filled just by knowing him and the great man that he was.

Monte was preceded in death by his parents and survived by numerous friends.

A Funeral service will be held on Wednesday February 5, 2014 at 1pm in the Des Moines First Baptist Church with Eric Armstrong officiating. Burial to follow at the Des Moines cemetery.

Arrangements for Monte J. Wooded are under the care and direction of the Alderette Pomeroy Funeral Home of Raton.