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Raton Hosts Pojoaque for District Double Headers

Girls 

Pojoaque  9       14 

Raton       10       3

Boys 

Pojoaque   1     0

Raton        2      5

Another cool spring day in the rockies for softball and baseball as Raton hosted Pojoaque for district double headers at Jim Wade Field for Softball and Gabriele Field for Baseball

At the softball field it was a close one in game one as the Lady Tigers took a strong 7 run lead but mistakes allowed the Elkettes to tie the game at seven in the fifth. Back and forth it went until late in the seventh inning when Caydence Sisneros stole second and went on around to slide home just under catcher Analisa Martinez for the win. However in game two it was a different story as they Lady Tigers simply couldn’t put it together and Pojoaque pulled out and 10 run ruled Raton 14-3.

On the baseball diamond the Raton boys pulled out a slim win 2-1 in game one while the second game went Raton’s way. Cam Baird stuck with it on the mound and went the entire game and shut out Pojoaque to put another mark in the win column for district play. 

 

 

 

 

Tina Jaramillo makes the catch on the foul ball Saturday morning at Jim Wade Field in the first game of a double header against Pojoaque Elkettes

Tina Jaramillo makes the catch on the foul ball Saturday morning at Jim Wade Field in the first game of a double header against Pojoaque Elkettes

 

Shania Dorrance makes the slide into third

Shania Dorrance makes the slide into third

 

Analisa Lovato beats the ball home as she slides into home plate for one of Pojoaque's runs that would eventually tie the game in the fifth inning.

Analisa Lovato beats the ball home as she slides into home plate for one of Pojoaque’s runs that would eventually tie the game in the fifth inning.

 

Natasha Archuleta is called out at home plate as catcher Analisa Martinez makes the tag

Natasha Archuleta is called out at home plate as catcher Analisa Martinez makes the tag

 

Late in game one Caydence Sisneros makes the slide into second base is she out or safe?

Late in game one Caydence Sisneros makes the slide into second base is she out or safe?

 

The umpire calls her safe at second

The umpire calls her safe at second

 

Once again Caydence Sisneros is making the slide, this time at home plate after her slide into second earlier on this series.

Once again Caydence Sisneros is making the slide, this time at home plate after her slide into second earlier on this series.

 

It was the winning run in the seventh inning as CAydence Sisneros was called safe to the disgust of Pojoaque Elkette catcher Analisa Martinez.

It was the winning run in the seventh inning as CAydence Sisneros was called safe to the disgust of Pojoaque Elkette catcher Analisa Martinez.

Game Stats – 4/5/14 Pojoaque Valley Varsity at Raton Varsity

Box Score Game 1


POJOAQUE VALLEY VARSITY (1) AT RATON VARSITY (2)

POJOAQUE VALLEY VARS AB  R  H BI  RATON VARSITY        AB  R  H BI
Corey Ortiz           3  0  0  0  Ethan Washburn        2  0  1  0  
 Nathan Aguilar       1  0  0  0  Dante Mileta          3  1  1  0  
Logan Montoya         2  0  0  0  Caleb Wood            3  1  0  0  
Devon Escobedo        2  1  1  0  Cam Baird             3  0  2  2  
Rafael De La Torre I  3  0  0  0  Darrick Stoecker      3  0  0  0  
Paul Tafoya           1  0  0  0  Dillon Lemons         2  0  0  0  
James Garcia          3  0  0  0   Danny Record         1  0  0  0  
Dominic Roybal        3  0  0  0  Brandon Romero        2  0  0  0  
Kevin Herrera         2  0  0  0  Brandon Luksich       3  0  0  0  
Isaac Estevan         3  0  1  0  Johnathan Cabriales   1  0  0  0  
TOTALS               23  1  2  0  TOTALS               23  2  4  2

POJOAQUE VALLEY VARSITY       100 000 0 -- 1  
RATON VARSITY                 000 020 x -- 2  

LOB--POJOAQUE VALLEY VARSITY 7, RATON VARSITY 6. ERR--Logan
Montoya , Devon Escobedo, Corey Ortiz, Martin Ortiz (2),
Brandon Romero (2). 2B--Devon Escobedo. HBP--Kevin Herrera.
SACB--Paul Tafoya. SB--Dante Mileta.

 POJOAQUE VALLEY VARSITY         IP    H    R   ER   BB   SO   HR
Logan Montoya (L)              6.00    4    2    0    3    5    0
 RATON VARSITY              
Ethan Washburn (W)             6.67    2    1    0    4    3    0
Dylan Query (S)                0.33    0    0    0    0    0    0

PB--Kevin Herrera. WP--Logan Montoya . SO--Corey Ortiz,
Dominic Roybal (2), Dillon Lemons (2), Danny Record, Darrick
Stoecker, Dante Mileta. BB--Logan Montoya  (2), Devon
Escobedo, Paul Tafoya, Ethan Washburn, Johnathan Cabriales,
Brandon Romero.

 

Box Score Game 2


POJOAQUE VALLEY VARSITY (0) AT RATON VARSITY (5)

POJOAQUE VALLEY VARS AB  R  H BI  RATON VARSITY        AB  R  H BI
Corey Ortiz           3  0  0  0  Ethan Washburn        3  0  0  0  
Logan Montoya         2  0  0  0   Damian Martinez      0  0  0  0  
 Vidal Gonzales       1  0  0  0  Dante Mileta          2  1  1  0  
Devon Escobedo        3  0  1  0  Caleb Wood            3  1  1  0  
Rafael De La Torre I  3  0  0  0  Cam Baird             3  0  2  1  
James Garcia          3  0  0  0  Darrick Stoecker      2  0  0  1  
Paul Tafoya           3  0  1  0   Brandon Luksich      1  0  0  0  
Isaac Estevan         2  0  0  0  Danny Record          2  0  0  0  
 Alejandro Martinez   1  0  0  0   Jordan Darras        1  0  0  0  
Dominic Roybal        2  0  0  0  Brandon Romero        0  2  0  0  
 Kevin Herrera        1  0  0  0  Martin Ortiz          3  1  1  1  
Aaron Atencio         1  0  0  0  Johnathan Cabriales   1  0  0  0  
 Nathan Aguilar       2  0  1  0   Keanu Barela         1  0  0  0  
TOTALS               27  0  3  0  TOTALS               22  5  5  3

POJOAQUE VALLEY VARSITY       000 000 0 -- 0  
RATON VARSITY                 200 201 x -- 5  

LOB--POJOAQUE VALLEY VARSITY 6, RATON VARSITY 6. ERR--Devon
Escobedo, Isaac Estevan , Rafael De La Torre III, Ethan
Washburn (3). 2B--Cam Baird. SB--Johnathan Cabriales, Martin
Ortiz (2), Brandon Romero (2).

 POJOAQUE VALLEY VARSITY         IP    H    R   ER   BB   SO   HR
Isaac Estevan (L)              6.00    5    5    4    7    6    0
 RATON VARSITY              
Cam Baird (W)                  7.00    3    0    0    0   12    0

PB--Kevin Herrera. WP--Isaac Estevan . SO--Aaron Atencio,
James Garcia, Vidal Gonzales, Nathan Aguilar, Alejandro
Martinez, Devon Escobedo, Paul Tafoya (2), Isaac Estevan,
Corey Ortiz, Rafael De La Torre I (2), Keanu Barela, Ethan
Washburn (2), Johnathan Cabriales, Darrick Stoecker, Dante
Mileta. BB--Damian Martinez, Johnathan Cabriales, Dante
Mileta (2), Brandon Romero (3).

 

 

Cam Baird goes the distance in the 5-0 win over the Pojoaque Elks in the second game of a double header Saturday

Cam Baird goes the distance in the 5-0 win over the Pojoaque Elks in the second game of a double header Saturday

 

Rafael De La Torre III makes a flying leap for second but Ethan Washburn had already made the forced out at second and prepares to make the throw to first.

Rafael De La Torre III makes a flying leap for second but Ethan Washburn had already made the forced out at second and prepares to make the throw to first.

 

Brandon romero slides in under the throw to second base in the second game of a double header Saturday afternoon

Brandon romero slides in under the throw to second base in the second game of a double header Saturday afternoon

 

Its a wide throw that allows Dominic Roybal to make the slide safely into second as Dante Mileta goes for the tag.

Its a wide throw that allows Dominic Roybal to make the slide safely into second as Dante Mileta goes for the tag.

Raton City Commission Agenda 4-8-14

AGENDA

CITY OF RATON REGULAR COMMISSION MEETING

RATON CITY HALL, 224 SAVAGE AVE

       TUESDAY, APRIL 8, 2014 AT 6PM

 

A regular meeting of the City Commission of the City of Raton will be held on April 8, 2014 at 6 p.m.  The Meeting will be called to order by Mayor Mantz. 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 Mantz

 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.

  • Next Regular Commission Meeting Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at 6pm.
  • Proclamation: Child Abuse Prevention Month: CYFD.
  • Proclamation: Equal Pay Day: Professional Business Women.
  • Proclamation: National Tele-Communicator’s Week
  • Proclamation: Child Abuse Prevention Month: Court Appointed Special Advocates

 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 March 25, 2014 Special Joint Meeting Minutes between the City Commission and Raton Public Service.

 B.    Approval of the March 25, 2014 Regular Commission Meeting Minutes.

 C.   Deliberate and Act on Approval Raton Main Street’s Annual Cinco de Mayo Event: Savage Avenue Street Closure.

 D.   Deliberate and Act on the Independent Rider’s Annual Run for the Wall on May 17th, 2014. No Street Closures.

 E.    Deliberate and Act Memorandum of Understanding between the City of Raton and Raton Little League.  (Annual MOU-only changes made are the dates)

 F.    Deliberate and Act on Codification Ordinance 989- Seventh Supplement. Public Hearing.

 G.   Deliberate and Act on Consideration Award for Solid Waste Tipping Fee Contract.

 H.   Deliberate and Act on Consideration Award for Solid Waste Transportation Contract.  

 I.      Deliberate and Act on Resolution 2014-13: Budget Adjustment #7 FY14.

 J.     City Manager’s Report 

  • Board Appointments
  • Cash Reserve
  • Fiscal Agent
  • Street Light Park and Third
  • Multi Modal Update
  • FY15 Budget Calendar
  • Recognition/Appreciation/Information

 VII.         Closed Executive Session Pursuant To:

  • NMSA 10-15-1H(2): City Manager Applicants

 VIII.       Certification of Closed Session 10-15-1J: The minutes will state that matters discussed in Closed Executive Session were limited to only the item specified in the motion to go into Closed Session and also as advertised. No action was taken.

 IX.           Deliberate and determine what action to take Concerning City Manager Appointment.

 X.             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, April 4, 2014, 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 

Voluntary Water Restrictions For Raton

By Marty Mayfield

KRTN Multi-Media

Its been a long dry spell in northeastern New Mexico and as a result of the lack of moisture and the lack of snow melt to fill reservoirs, Raton residents are being asked to conserve that all precious water. 

According to Dan Campbell levels have remained fairly constant but a continued lack of rain or snow could force Raton into mandatory water restrictions. Water managers will continue to watch the weather and will begin making plans based on how much rain or snow the area receives over the next two months.

Raton Water Works passes along these tips to help conserve water. 

WATER CONSERVATION TIPS

12 TIPS TO REDUCE OUTDOOR WATER USE:

  • AVOID WATERING PAVEMENT AND SIDEWALKS
  •  DON’T WATER IN THE WIND
  •  AVOID DAYTIME WATERING
  • DRIP IRRIGATE FLOWERS & SHRUBS
  • MULCH AROUND SHRUBS & TREES
  •  DON’T PLANT GRASS ON STEEP SLOPES
  • DON’T PLANT GRASS IN NARROW AREAS
  •  INSTALL A SHUT-OFF NOZZLE ON YOUR HOSE
  • XERISCAPE
  • HAND WATER DRY SPOTS
  • PLANT LESS “THIRSTY” NATIVE GRASSES
  • USE A BROOM FOR CLEANING SIDEWALKS & DRIVEWAYS  INSTEAD OF A WATER HOSE

Other water savings tips

  • XERISCAPING IS NOT “ZERO” SCAPING.  GENUINE XERISCAPES ARE LUSH AND BEAUTIFUL WITH WATER-EFFICIENT, NATIVE PLANTS THAT REQUIRE LESS IRRIGATION AND MAINTENANCE THAN LAWN DOMINATED LANDSCAPES.
  •  RAINWATER HARVESTING IS THE ART OF DIVERTING OR CAPTURING PRECIPITATION.  RAIN BARRELS, PONDS, CONTOURING, AND TERRACING ARE TYPES OF HARVESTING USED IN RESIDENTIAL LANDSCAPES.
  •  SOAKER OR DRIP HOSES FOR FLOWERS, SHRUBS, AND GARDENS CAN REDUCE WATER USE ESPECIALLY IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE APPLICATION OF MULCH.
  •  LANDSCAPING CAN ACCOUNT FOR OVER ONE HALF OF A HOUSEHOLD’S ANNUAL WATER USE.
  • REMEMBER THAT TINY LEAKS WASTE THOUSANDS OF GALLONS
  • 1 DROP PER SECOND = 192 GALLONS PER MONTH
  • 1/32 INCH HOLE = 6300 GALLONS PER MONTH @ 60 PSI
  • MINOR TOILET LEAKS CAN WASTE OVER 3000 GALLONS PER MONTH
  • 5 MINUTES SHORTER PER SHOWER SAVES AT LEAST 25 GALLONS
  • TURN OFF YOUR FAUCET WHILE BRUSHING YOUR TEETH AND SAVE 6 GALLONS
  • WASH ONLY FULL LAUNDRY LOADS SINCE EACH LOAD CAN USE UP TO 35 GALLONS
  • WASH ONLY FULL LOADS IN YOUR DISHWASHER SINCE EACH LOAD CAN USE UP TO 15 GALLONS
  • LOW FLOW SHOWERS CAN SAVE UP TO 5 GALLONS PER MINUTE
  • LOW FLOW TOILETS CAN SAVE UP TO 3 GALLONS PER FLUSH

NEW MEXICO IS IN A SERIOUS DROUGHT SO USE THIS PRECIOUS RESOURCE WISELY. 

FREE WATER CONSERVATION LITERATURE IS AVAILABLE AT CITY HALL.

CONS TIPS

CONS TIPS 2

 

Rig Plummets Down Embankment on Hwy 39

By Marty Mayfield

KRTN Multi-Media

About 8:56 am Thursday morning State Police in Tucumcari received a report of a vehicle accident on Hwy 39 at mile marker 40. Mile Marker 40 is about half way down David Hill which is east of Mosquero about eight miles.

State Police report that a well service rig, driven by Ruben Marquez (38) of Guymon, Oklahoma was south bound down David Hill when he failed to negotiate a hairpin turn and struck the guardrail. The rig went thru the guardrail and tumbled down an approximately 200 foot embankment to the valley floor below. State Police report that Marquez was ejected from the rig and died at the scene. He was not wearing a seatbelt according to State Police. 

 

In other State Police news Allen Gardner (22) of Farwell, Texas was arrested Wednesday after leading police from several agencies in New Mexico, Texas and Oklahoma on a high speed chase that finally ended near Boise City, Oklahoma. 

Charges for the incident were filed in Colfax County Magistrate Court this week, Gardner was charged with Aggravated fleeing a law enforcement officer, Receiving or transferring a stolen vehicle and persons under the influence of liquor/drugs. Gardner was determined to be under the influence of marijuana and heroin according to State Police. 

Grow Raton Wants Your Input

Economic Development as it says below is a community issue. Grow Raton is just one of the organizations that is working on economic development.

Chris Reed who was the city’s economic developer recently tendered his resignation and according to City Manager Butch McGowen those job responsibilities will fall to the new city manager and Parks and Rec Director Jarred Chatterly. They will need the help of the community to make progress in this area. 

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WE NEED YOUR INPUT!

Help Plan for Economic Growth

GrowRaton! set as one of its primary goals for 2014 to facilitate the creation of an Economic Development Plan (EDP) for Raton, but we can not do this by ourselves.  This is not a GrowRaton! project; it is a community project which requires the involvement of concerned citizens who are willing to volunteer their time to make this effort a success.  Since early March, we have had the support of some committed individuals who have worked on developing a vision statement for the year 2020, our idea of how we would like to see Raton in the future.  However, there is much more work to be done.

We are now at the point where we need to develop strategic goals so that we can achieve that vision.  If you are frustrated by planning efforts in the past that have just ended up gathering dust on shelves and not accomplishing anything, then rest assured that what we have in mind is entirely different!  We are setting S.M.A.R.T. goals that are specific, measurable, achievable (no pie in the sky ideas), relevant, and have a timeline for achievement.  In support of these goals, there will be an action-oriented implementation plan which holds individuals accountable for their involvement along the way.  The approval and support of  the City Commission depends on this being an effort which reflects wide-spread community participation..

When we did our Community Attitudes Survey, over 90% of the respondents recognized that we need to change the economic future of Raton.  For too long we have been in a downward spiral of losing businesses and population.  Now a few entrepreneurs have helped slow that downward momentum by investing in our community and opening several new businesses.  Yet, it will take a lot more to really turn things around and achieve sustainable prosperity.  It will take the support and effort of community residents who are willing to sacrifice their time to participate creating this Economic Development Plan.

We currently have two groups meeting, one in the evening on Wednesdays, and the other over lunch on Thursdays, each meeting for ninety minutes twice a month.  If you are willing to be a participant in this process, then please check out our Facebook page by going to www.Facebook.com/GrowRatonNM for details on the meetings. Or you can email us at  GrowRaton@RatonNM.US to let us know of your interest.
 

IF YOU CARE ABOUT THE FUTURE OF RATON, THEN

WE NEED YOUR INVOLVEMENT IN ORDER TO SUCCEED!

 

In Loving Memory of Alfredo Medina

A. Medina

Alfredo (Alfred) Medina, age 82 of Springer, NM passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Saturday March 22, 2014. Alfred was born June 22, 1931 in Roy, NM to the late Alfredo and Maria Elena Archuleta Medina. He grew up and lived all his life in northern New Mexico, the land that he loved.

            Alfred was married for many years to Mary Frances Medina (Montoya), and together they raised five children.

            Alfred was preceded in death by his parents, wife Mary Frances Montoya Medina, and one grandson Dereck Tempel.

            He is survived by his children by his children Robert Medina (Phyllis) of Springer, NM, Patricia Tempel (Jimmy) of Albuquerque, NM Cheryl Martinez (Adrian) of Albuquerque, NM, Teddy Medina of Santa Fe, NM and Stephanie Russell (Cliff) of Colorado Springs, CO, six grandchildren (Gabe, Carmela, Bryan, Andrew, Katie, and Kerri) and two great grandchildren (Thomas and Sofia).

            Alfred proudly owned and operated his own company, Medina Trucking Company, for many years with his son Robert. Together they travelled the state of New Mexico building many roads, bridges and highways. He also enjoyed camping, fishing, and hiking in Cimarron Canyon and spending time at family outings and with his grandchildren. Alfred was a wonderful man who was always there for his family and friends in time of need and who always took time to look for the simple pleasures in nature and in life and the beautiful things in this world.

            The Medina Family would like to thank the caring staff at Pikes Peak Hospice and University Hospital in Colorado Springs, CO for their excellent care of Alfred, and concern for the family. In lieu of flowers the family asks that any memorial donations be made to your favorite charity or wildlife fund, in the name of Alfred Medina.

            Recitation of the Most Holy Rosary will be held on Saturday April 12, 2014 at 9:30am at the St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Springer, NM recited by Frank Cimino. Solemn Mass of the Resurrection will follow at 10:00am with Celebrants Father Izuka and Father Balizan. Rite of Committal and Inurnment will be at Springer Cemetery.

            Arrangements for Alfredo Medina are under the care and direction of the Alderette Pomeroy Funeral Home of Raton.