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In Loving Memory of Moyie Carol Herriman

Moyie Carol Herriman 
(April 19, 1946 – March 31, 2014)

 

Moyie Carol (Palmer) Herriman, age 67, died Monday, March 31, 2014 in Amarillo, Texas.

Graveside services will be held at 10:30 AM on Thursday, April 3, 2014 in the Clayton Memorial Cemetery with Rev. Billy Rammage officiating.

Moyie Carol (Palmer) Herriman was born on April 19, 1946 in Sedan, New Mexico to Dale Wallace Palmer and Ora Thelma (McKee) Palmer. She grew up in the Sedan and Clayton, New Mexico area. Moyie met her husband Verl at Vici, Oklahoma in the fall of 1972. When Moyie and her cousin Wayne Lookingbill were driving around at Woodward, Oklahoma. Verl saw her and Fell in Love with her. Later Verl got up enough nerve to ask her out and they were married September 7, 1973 and have been together all these years. Moyie was a homemaker and a wonderful seamstress. She loved to make quilts. She cut out and pieced together well over 100 quilts for her sisters, brothers, nieces, nephews and many friends. Moyie loved to bowl in the league at Dalhart, she went to Reno, Nevada and Kansas City, Kansas to bowl in the bowling nationals. She had a collection of bowling nicknacks that she would always add to so she could have something to remember the fun that she had while she bowled at the different places. Her bowling partner was her mother. Moyie loved to travel the back roads with Verl to see where the road went to. Moyie loved to go to see the leaves as they were turning colors in the fall and would always say, “I don’t see any hi-line wires so we must be lost”. Due to her health problems, she couldn’t get around like she wanted to so she talked to her family on the phone a lot and spent a lot of time on her computer on facebook or playing games. Moyie was preceded in death by her mother and father, a brother; Alvin Dale Palmer and a sister-in-law; Lois Ivey (Jennings) Palmer.

SURVIVORS:

HUSBAND: Verl Herriman of Vici, Oklahoma.

3 SISTERS: Amy Garrison and Margaret Garrison both of Hayward, California and Jane Reynolds of Granite, Oklahoma.

3 BROTHERS: Larry Palmer of Mansfield, Texas, Wallace Palmer and Jerry Palmer both of Dalhart, Texas.

And a host of nieces, nephews and friends.

MEMORIALS: The family suggests that memorials be made to BSA Hospice in Amarillo, Texas or to the charity of your choice

In Loving Memory of Steven P. Porter

Steven P. Porter age 61, of Maxwell, NM. Passed away Monday March 24, 2014 in Albuquerque, NM. He was born Feb. 18, 1953 in Ogden, UT. The son of Lloyd and Sharon Clawson-Porter. Steven had worked for over 40 years in solid waste as waste manger for several companies. Steve started in the Solid Waste business in 1974, working for a small family owned business in boulder City, NV. He started at the bottom driving a garbage truck, four years later he was asked to take over the running of the company. In 1985 he took his first job with a major solid waste company in San Diego, CA. from there he worked for two more major solid waste companies in Texas, Wyoming and again in California, Maryland and Oregon. Concluding 40 years in the waste business. He learned about the waste disposal, landfill usage and recycling.

He worked for the city of Raton as the recycling coordinator. He was extremely proud of the results that were made here in Raton with the program. He firmly believed they were going to go farther and get even better. He started with NM Rural Water in Oct. of 2013. He would be setting up recycling programs in the small rural communities in New Mexico. They would be able to start their own recycling programs in their town. Hopefully someone will be able to take his ideas and continue the work he started and take it as far as he would have. He loved Collage Basketball and fishing at the Cimarron Canyon. 

Steven was preceded in death by his mother, Sharon Porter. He is survived by his wife Veronica of the home, two daughters, Misty Neilson of Boulder City, NV, and Jayme Porter of Carson City, NV. One son Ryan Porter of Sparks, NV. Father and step-Mother Lloyd and Darlene Porter of Lakewood, CO., sister Kathy Porter of St. George, UT. Step sister Sandra Bryan of West Haven, UT, two brothers, Martin P. Porter of Henderson, NV, and Todd C. Porter and wife Sara of American Fork, UT. And six grandchildren.

Memorial services will be Tuesday April 1, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. at the Yaksich-Long Funeral Home Chapel.

Arrangements and celebration of love for Steven P. Porter are under the direction of the Yaksich-Long Funeral Home of Raton. 

In Loving Memory of Luanna Jayne Trujillo Hardest

Luanna Jayne Trujillo Hardesty, age 44, went on to meet our Lord on Friday, March 28, 2014 in Amarillo, Texas.

Rosary will be recited at 7:00 PM on Thursday, April 3 by Deacon P. Louis Montoya and Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 AM on Friday, April 4, at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Clayton, New Mexico with Fr. Joel Bugas, Celebrant. Cremation will follow by Hass Funeral Directors of Clayton.

Luanna Jayne Trujillo Hardesty was born on November 21, 1969 in Boise City, Oklahoma to Lawrence Trujillo and Loretta (Rodriguez) Trujillo Mayhan. Luanna attended Clayton public schools until the eighth grade then moved to White Sands Missle Range where she graduated from Mayfield High School in Las Cruces, New Mexico. She continued her education and went on to earn a degree in business. She moved to Fulton, Missouri where she met and married Matt Hardesty, her soul mate. She often worked three jobs to get herself through school. Luanna attended the School of Nursing in Mexico, Missouri where she graduated with outstanding achievement in attendance and study. Luanna loved the outdoors and had a love for animals. She treated them with love, special care and tenderness. She enjoyed riding her bicycle, swiming and making crafts. She remained good friends with her first husband Kevin Adams, whom she nursed back to health while she was still in high school after he had suffered from a stroke. She helped him to learn to walk and talk again. She will be dearly missed by her family and friends and all of those who knew and loved her. Luanna was preceded in death by her husband; Matt Hardesty, father; Lawrence Trujillo, paternal grandparents; Andy and Rose Rodirguez, numerous aunts and uncles and a nephew; Marc Anthony Trujillo.

SURVIVORS:

3 SONS: James Adams, Storm Hardesty and his wife Sapphire Nicholas Hardesty all of Fulton, Missouri.

1 GRANDDAUGHTER: Alice Hardesty of Fulton, Missouri.

MOTHER: Loretta Mayhan of Clayton, New Mexico.

STEP-FATHER: Alex Aguilar of Clayton, New Mexico.

4 SISTERS: Sheila Griffin and her husband Frank of Hampton, Georgia, Angel Contrerras and her husband Ronnie of Guymon, Oklahoma, Matilda Winkler of Elkhart, Kansas and Carla Hubbard of Liberal, Kansas.

3 BROTHERS: Lawrence William Trujillo, Jr. And his wife Manuelita of Clayton, New Mexico, Anthony Aguilar of Pasco, Washington and Lorenzo “Chicho” Trujillo and his wife Jill of Derby, Kansas.

And numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews & cousins.

Raton Teams Compete at State Spirit Competition

Raton spirit teams took to the floor in the Pit Friday to compete at the State Spirit Competition. 

After the competition Friday both coaches, cheer coach Linda Ortiz and dance coach Sue Holland, were pleased with the girl’s performance. The dance team performed Friday morning and the competition is much the same as in the past with Hope Christian and St. Mikes posting solid performances.

The cheer team will see its toughest competition from Taos and Portales in co-ed cheer. They came out of competition on Friday in second place behind Taos.

On Saturday the dance team hit the floor listed in sixth place and didn’t disappoint, their performance was almost flawless   showed what they really could do. The team had a tough few weeks before the state competition with the resignation of head coach Kelli Gabriele. As Sabrina Valdez put it we learned things could change fast and we had to move on. Another issue facing the T-Cats is the fact that the top four dance teams did a precision drill routine instead of a dance routine. As seen in the past if a team nails their drill routine they score much higher than a regular routine like Raton’s.

RHS Cheer hit the floor last in A-AAA co-ed competition so they had seen what the some of the other teams had posted. They too put together an almost flawless routine Saturday morning but when the points were added up they still finished in second place behind Taos.

Next year if cheer can have at least two male team members they will remain in A-AAA Co-ed competition but if they dont they will be competing in AA Cheer with Pecos High being their biggest competition as Pecos won the Class AA competition this year and last year. The dance team will also be competing in AA dance. This year there were only three teams in AA dance so the competition will definitely change. 

Congrats to both teams this year!! Ladies you can hold your heads high and will always be number one to us.

A-AAA Co-ed Cheer                                  AAA Dance

1st Taos                                                   1st St Mikes

2nd Raton                                                 2nd Sandia Prep

3rd Portales                                              3rd Hope Christian

 2014 State Spirit_Results

 

TigerCats dance team perform Friday at the State Spirit Competition

TigerCats dance team perform Friday at the State Spirit Competition

 

 

It was a good turnout fir he girls at the Pit Friday afternoon for the cheer team's performance

It was a good turnout fir he girls at the Pit Friday afternoon for the cheer team’s performance

 

The RHS cheer team performs as a co-ed team this year at the Pit. It's the first time for Raton to compete as a Co-ed team

The RHS cheer team performs as a co-ed team this year at the Pit. It’s the first time for Raton to compete as a Co-ed team

 

Friday morning in the Pit, the TigerCats dance team performed at the State Spirit competition

Friday morning in the Pit, the TigerCats dance team performed at the State Spirit competition

 

it was quite a crowd at the Pit in Albuquerque Saturday morning as the Raton Cheer team takes to the floor.

it was quite a crowd at the Pit in Albuquerque Saturday morning as the Raton Cheer team takes to the floor.

 

The girls finish their routine Saturday at the State Spirit Competition

The girls finish their routine Saturday at the State Spirit Competition

 

The girls celebrate after an almost flawless routine Saturday morning in the Pit

The girls celebrate after an almost flawless routine Saturday morning in the Pit

 

Jessica Haynes, Toby Henson, Cody Stone and Rachel Sanchez accept the second place trophy for their efforts at the State Spirit Competition at the Pit in Albuquerque Saturday morning.

Jessica Haynes, Toby Henson, Cody Stone and Rachel Sanchez accept the second place trophy for their efforts at the State Spirit Competition at the Pit in Albuquerque Saturday morning.

 

Raton T-Cats at the end of their Saturday performance before an enthusiastic Raton crowd.

Raton T-Cats at the end of their Saturday performance before an enthusiastic Raton crowd.

 

It was an almost flawless routine by the T-Cats Saturday morning in the Pit. The girls had some of the stiffest competition they ever faced with St Mikes, Sandia Prep and Hope Christian placing 1,2,3 respectively.

It was an almost flawless routine by the T-Cats Saturday morning in the Pit. The girls had some of the stiffest competition they ever faced with St Mikes, Sandia Prep and Hope Christian placing 1,2,3 respectively.

 

The 2014 State Spirit Competition A-AAA Co-ed Cheer Team. Congrats to our RHS Cheer team.

The 2014 State Spirit Competition A-AAA Co-ed Cheer Team. Congrats to our RHS Cheer team.

 

Raton City Commissioner Ron Chavez at the Post Office

Raton City Commissioner Ron Chavez working on his hands and knees in front of the Raton post office scrubbing graffiti off the sidewalk.  Chavez told us he’s had several complaints on the offensive  graffiti , but since the post office is a federal building and the sidewalk is the city’s property,  the maintenance dept. at the Federal Building  said it was not their responsibility Chavez said the city personnel were busy patching holes in pavement and indisposed so he took it upon himself to get materials and do something about it.  KRTN applauds his initiative and being proactive in trying to fix a  problem when it’s just as easy to say, “ it’s not my job”.  

In Loving Memory Delores M. Hebert

Delores M. Hebert age 88, passed away  March 24, 2014 in Pueblo, CO.  

She was born September 22, 1925 to Jennie and Anton Francel. 

 She married Luby “Frenchie” Hebert on January 26, 1946. 

Delores was devoted to her family and her faith.  She generously shared her time and resources helping others.  She was an excellent cook and baker who enjoyed guests at her table. Delores also was a talented seamstress, loved flowers and was an avid gardener.  Her special joy was sharing flowers with her church family.  She spent many hours serving her St. Pius X Parish.  Delores was an emotionally strong, independent and determined woman who “did it her way.”  

Preceding her  in death is husband, parents, brothers and sisters-in-law Raymond (Elsie) Francel and Robert (Mary Agnes) Francel. 

She is  survived by daughter Shirley Ann Donachy and Linda Nelson, daughter of the heart. 

Granddaughters Mary Louise “Skeeter” (Rick) Gansz, Michelle Rivera (Mike Shepard) Tommi (Mike) Brunelli. Great Grandaughters Jacy Gansz (Gavin Torres) Erin Gansz,Haley Gansz, Chantel Brunelli and Amanda (Robert) Montoya.  Great Grandsons: Kurtis Rivera and Brock Brunelli and 3 Great-Great-Grandchildren. Nieces Grace Leonard (David Toth) Allison Leonard, Michelle Leonard, Lindsey Francel, Tiffany (Mark) Weber. Nephews Raymond (Sandi) Francel, Shaun Francel and her special cousin FrankSoldano. 

  Active  Pallbearers are,  Rick Gansz, Jacy Gansz, Erin Gansz, Haley Gansz, Kurtis Rivera and Michael Nelson. 

  Viewing will be at  9AM. prior to the  Funeral Mass  at10AM on.Tuesday April , 2014 1 at St. Pius X Church, 3130 Morris Ave., Pueblo, CO. Interment following at Imperial Cemetery. 

Courtesy of Comi Funeral Home. 

Hot Yoga on Main is Pioneer Natural Resources Super Star of Business

Hot Yoga on Main
Pioneer Natural Resources Super Stars of Business

Gina Ojeda is the manager of Hot Yoga on Main, located at 502 W Main St in Trinidad. She is our Super Star of Business for March 27, 2014

Hot Yoga on Main offers 24 classes a week at the studio and is expanding to Raton. They will be offering 3 classes a week at the Raton Regional Aquatic Center. They will be on Tue and Thu at 5:30 PM and Sat at 11 AM. The classes are starting April 1st and will be for every ability and age. A separate class will be held for kids 6-12 in the shallow pool.

The nurturing environment of the water provides a peaceful, calming effect on the body and little to no impact on joints, especially knees, hips, and ankles. Weightlessness in the water allows for joint access, muscle lengthening and organ toning.

The Raton class will be a combination of Yoga and Tai-Chi. This is great for all body types and abilities including Sclerosis, fibromyalgia, muscular dystrophy, anxiety/depression, pre and post natal, post surgery anyone with muscular or joint limitations. Aqua Yoga/Tai-Chi is therapeutic; helping heart & circulatory conditions, respiratory problems, aids in relieving pain from arthritis and muscle aches and subsides stress and pacifies insomnia.

The classes offered at the studio range from chair yoga to the intense Pilates & Yoga combination called Pro-Strength. They have a class for every level and it is easy to progress from one to the next.
The Warm and Gentle class is peaceful and restorative, the room is heated to 80-90 degrees while the Hot Yoga Healing Flow combines pranayama (breath work), relaxation and energetic vinyasa in a studio heated to 95-105 degrees with 40-50% humidity.

Another excellent class for beginners is “Journey through posture and alignment”. This class will take you on a journey through correct alignment. You align your intentions with your nervous system as well as aligning your body, mind and spirit.

Kids have a class all their own called Yoginos. An OHMazing interdisciplinary yoga curriculum in English, Spanish and Sanskrit. The instructors weave together songs, dance and music to promote flexibility, strength, balance, and wellness on and off the Yoga mat.

Gina started college with a plan to be an elementary school teacher. After being introduced to yoga, healing herself, and wanting to share this with others, changed her direction. She practiced Yoga for two years before becoming an instructor. Originally from Albuquerque, she now lives in Raton and is thrilled to share her passion in Trinidad and now Raton. Gina is certified to teach Yoga, Tai-Chi and is also a massage therapist. She invites you to join a class to learn more about Yoga and yourself. Her goal is to teach others how to breathe and love themselves.

 “Ohm” is the sound of the universe and is a healing vibration…. a great place to start your healing process

Checkout the webpage for classes and more information.  www.hotyogaonmain.com

Ohm symbol

Gina

Super Star Gina

Elvis and Gina

Camel pose 

“High winds in Springer took part of the roof off the old El Taco building in downtown Springer”.

Probably better known as the Springer House or perhaps the El Taco building lost part of its roof to high winds in Springer. Probably better known as the Springer House or perhaps the El Taco building lost part of its roof to high winds in Springer.

 Another wind event in Colfax County

2014 NMHSCA All-State Basketball Teams

The New Mexico High School Coaches Association has released the All-State Basketball Teams for 2014

 

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Raton City Commission approves Fire Restrictions

By Billy Donati

KRTN Multi-Media

The Raton City commission met in regular session on Tuesday, March 25 at Raton City Hall with the continued drought playing a major part in the proceedings. 

The City of Raton was placed under fire restrictions as Commissioner Ron Chavez read the notice that includes a ban of all open burning and a moratorium on the issuance of any burn permits until conditions improve.

Concerning water, Raton Water Works General Manager Dan Campbell gave a report to the commission that because of lower water levels in both Sugarite and Eagle Nest, immediate conservation efforts are being implemented on April 1. Campbell stated that the way things are looking there will probably be 50 percent of water allotments from Eagle Nest Lake this year.  On the upside, the Capital Outlay Project for $300,000 plus for dam conduits at Lake Maloya was approved as well as $200,000 for street and drainage work in Raton.  Most of that street money will be going for Park Ave between 2nd and 3rd streets to improve and unblock drains there.

During his report, City Manager Butch McGowen announced the resignation of Christopher Reed as the city’s economic liaison, effective on April 4.  McGowen thanked Reed for his service to both the city and Raton Main Street organization. 

McGowen also announced a hard closing date of May 16th for Raton’s Landfill.  The landfill will only be accepting construction debris and, if filled, may close before that date.

In other personnel matters, McGowen stated that nine applications had been received for the upcoming vacancy for the City Manager’s position.  The commission preferred to not put a hard closing date on any additional applications. 

Randy Madison and Chuck Hyde were both unanimously appointed to the Raton Planning and Zoning Board.  The commission, however, postponed any action on appointment to the Financial Advisory Committee until more applications could be received and put a deadline of April 22 for those interested.

In other proceedings:

  • The Commission delayed action on a MOU with Raton Little League for use of the city ball fields this summer as a certificate of insurance still has to be provided.
  • Passed over any action on the intergovernmental agreement between the City and Colfax County.  The County signed off to act as the fiscal agent for the city, however there were ordinances in place that charged significant fees for the service and both entities are looking in how to deal with them.

Action items included:

  • Passing unanimously the Raton Lodger’s Tax Board recommendation to grant Music from Angel Fire $2,500 from Lodgers Tax Funds.
  • Accepted the 2014 Financials thru February.
  •  Approved the Juvenile Justice Budget agreement
  • Approved the authorization to change bank signature cards.

The next Raton City Commission meeting will be on Tuesday, April 8 at 6 pm and will be broadcast on KRTN 1490 AM

 Raton fire Restrictions Document

Raton Fire Restrictions