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In Loving Memory of Joyce Ann Steinberger

Joyce Ann Steinberger, age 75 of Raton, NM, passed away Monday May 26, 2014 in Raton. She was born May 6, 1939 in St. Charles, Virginia the daughter of Thomas and Mary Taylor-Hayes. She was a homemaker and a member of St. Patrick’s-St. Joseph’s Catholic Church and the Legion of Mary.

Joyce is preceded in death by her parents, husband frank Steinberger, grandson Joseph and numerous brothers and sisters.

She is survived by three daughters, Mary Lynne Steinberger of Raton, Anna Maria Steinberger of Delaware, OH, and Yvonne Susan Rosenow and husband Timothy of Bloomington, ILL. Three sons, John McKinley Steinberger of Raton, Frank Anton Steinberger Jr. and wife Chastity of Delaware, OH, and Steven Andrew Steinberger and wife Monica of Cortez, CO. two sisters, Eve Bledsoe of North Carolina and Louise Fairchild of New Carlisle, OH. One brother Howard Hayes and wife Bert of Ohio. And nine grandchildren.

Visitation will be Sunday 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 Monday June 2, 2014 at 9:30 A.M. at the St. Patrick’s-St. Joseph’s Catholic Church recited by the Legion of Mary, Mass of the Resurrection will follow at 10:00 A.M. with father John Trambley as the celebrant. Rite of christian burial will be in the Mat. Calvary Cemetery.

Arrangements and celebration of love for Joyce Ann Steinberger are under the direction of the Yaksich-Long Funeral Home of Raton. 

In Memory of Jack Pascetti

Jack Pascetti, 100, passed away Sunday, May 4th at Miners Long Term, where he had resided for the past 11 years. Jack was born in Dawson, NM

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Elizabeth (Liz), one son, Donald Wilson, 3 brothers, Melio, John and Tom, 2 infant siblings, and one great-grandson, Daniel.

Jack is survived by his son Jack and wife Marion, his daughter, Sheryl and husband Robert, and his daughter in law, Shirley all of Albuquerque, N.M. Nine grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren, 11 great-great grandchildren, 2 brothers, 1 sister, and 4 cousins. Numerous nephews, nieces and friends.

Graveside services for Jack Pascetti have been set for July 19, 2014 at 11:00 am at Dawson Cemetery, Dawson, NM.

Arrangements for Jack Pascetti are under the care and direction of the Alderette Pomeroy Funeral Home of Raton.

Osos Fuego Split First Two Games of Four Game Series

By Marty Mayfield

KRTN Multi-Media

Game one started out with a run for the Osos and the scoring went back and forth. Cie Arell was the big hitter for the Osos as he took a single in the fifth and a triple in the seventh to help the Osos add another one in the win column. They beat the north division Fuego 7-6. The Osos had 12 hits to score the seven runs with only five errors while the Fuego took nine hits to score the six runs with two errors. 

Game two was under beautiful blue skies Tuesday evening at Gabriele Field as both teams posted goose eggs on the board for the first four innings of the game before Nick Billinger singled and then worked his way around the base to score the first run for Santa Fe. Chuvas Nuvata put the second run on the board for the Fuego in the fifth. 

When the final out rolled around the Fuego had seven runs on 14 hits but what probably made the big difference was the 10 errors the Osos made in the game.

 The Fuego lead the northern division 9-4 while the Osos are now stand at 6-6 on the season. 

Mitch Ward makes it back to first base safe, at least two base runners were picked off at first during the game Tuesday evening

Mitch Ward makes it back to first base safe, at least two base runners were picked off at first during the game Tuesday evening

 

Tagged out at on the way to third

Tagged out at on the way to third

 

The call is out as Omar Artsen slides into third. This was a contested call by the Fuego Coach Bill Moore

The call is out as Omar Artsen slides into third. This was a contested call by the Fuego Coach Bill Moore

 

Out at third was the call.

Out at third was the call.

 

http://www.pecosleague.com/pecosleague.asp?page=32&gameid=4414 Game 1 Stats with the Fuego

http://www.pecosleague.com/pecosleague.asp?page=32&gameid=4415 Game 2 Stats with the Fuego

Raton City Commission Met Tuesday

By Billy Donati

KRTN Multi-Media

The Raton City Commission in its regular meeting on Tuesday afternoon, directed City Manager Butch McGowen to begin drafting an ordinance that would increase the city’s Gross Receipts Tax by one quarter of one percent in order to meet the debt service of the Regional Aquatic Center.  If enacted, the tax would not go into effect until next year, but would help keep the pool afloat as the city struggles to maintain services with dwindling revenues and an annual debt service of over $91,000.  

The commission was meeting early, because of the planned NMDOT Public Meeting to unveil plans for the south interchange on I-25 that was set for 5:30 p.m.

Further pointing out the budget woes was the city’s GRT recap which shows a minus 2.95 % on collected Gross Receipts Tax thru May.

The Commission also approved unanimously the City’s Interim Budget for FY 2015 which shows anticipated revenue of $4.6 million and expenses of $4.5 million.  The Fiscal year 2015 budget dedicates 29 percent to Police, 23% to fire, 15% to Executive, 12% to Public Works, 7% to Dispatch, 5% to Library, 3% to Building Maintenance and 6% to Other (combining Airport, Legislative, Animal Control and Judicial). McGowen, along with City Commissioner Ron Chavez commended City Treasurer MichaelAnne Antonucci for her invaluable help with the numbers and helping put together the City’s budget.

The commission also unanimously and separately approved the Raton Water Works Budget of $3.7 million and the Raton Public Service Budget of $6.7 million.

City Manager McGowen also told the Commission that City Police Chief Terry Sisneros was retiring after 25 years with the force and will be replaced, on an interim basis, by Capt. John Garcia, who will begin his duties on June 1.  Also in his report, McGowen also told the Commission that the Raton City Landfill is closed and the first sanitation trailer load was on its way to Colorado.  McGowen also said the new landfill for construction debris, etc. will also be open on Saturdays starting on June 7 and would be open 8am to 4pm. 

In the committee reports, Commissioner Chavez reported that Lake Maloya water shed supply is holding well and divers will soon begin inspection of the dam and pipes for possible problems.  He also reported that the city Parks and Rec Advisory Board elected Abel Jiron as Chairman and Joe Bustos as vice-chair.

The Commission also passed the CCJAB final budget adjustment for fiscal year 2014 and unanimously repealed ordinance 967 which had established a Raton Arts and Cultural District Board.

The next Raton City Commission meeting will be held on Tuesday, June 10 at 6 pm

 

Danielle Archuleta accepts the proclamation from Mayor Pro-Tem Neal Segottta for Mental Health Awareness Month at the Tuesday afternoon city commission meeting.

Danielle Archuleta accepts the proclamation from Mayor Pro-Tem Neal Segottta for Mental Health Awareness Month at the Tuesday afternoon city commission meeting.

 

Captain John Garcia was named Interim Police Chief at the Raton City Commission meeting Tuesday afternoon. Chief Terry Sisneros will be retiring in September but will be on vacation starting June 1st.

Captain John Garcia was named Interim Police Chief at the Raton City Commission meeting Tuesday afternoon. Chief Terry Sisneros will be retiring in September but will be on vacation starting June 1st.

NMDOT Presents I-25 South Interchange Design

By Marty Mayfield

KRTN Multi-Media

The New Mexico Department of Transportation sponsored a town hall type meeting to present the new design for the south I-25 Interchange Tuesday evening at the Raton Convention Center. 

Concerns raised by Raton residents included signage, lighting and making the interchange as welcoming as possible to invite travelers off the interstate and into Raton. Ivan Trujillo with the NMDOT has been with the project since its inception in 2009. He presented a overview of the new design and then took questions and concerns about the project from those attending the meeting.

Among the concerns was signage and that the signage be big enough to inform travelers that the exit was coming up. Lighting of the signs and the exits as well as the new intersections that will be added to the project was a concern brought up by Kathy McQuery indicating the if it wasn’t inviting with adequate lighting that people may not want to venture further into town. 

Ed Eagan, owner of Raton Sign Company spoke adamantly about the signage coming off of the interstate. He felt that the lack of signage and improper signage was the reason that more traffic did not get off the interstate at the north and south exits into Raton. He also noted as did McQuery that the signage was important to Raton’s economic development plans. 

The project is slated to be let out for bid in September. Depending on the contractor work could begin as soon as November but more likely construction work would begin in the spring and scheduled to be completed in the fall of next year. During the construction one of the concerns brought up was the need to keep the interchange open as much as possible due to the economic hardship closing the exits could bring to south Raton. 

 

 

The Video gives an overview of the project.

This view show the current south interchange with areas of concern that will be addressed in the new design

This view show the current south interchange with areas of concern that will be addressed in the new design


The new design of the South I-25 Interchange. The outer areas in black will be where the new construction will be. It was noted that the off ramps will have longer runs parallel to the interstate than the current ones.

The new design of the South I-25 Interchange. The outer areas in black will be where the new construction will be. It was noted that the off ramps will have longer runs parallel to the interstate than the current ones.

In Loving Memory of Adelina E. Segura

Adelina E. Segura, 91, of Raton, NM, passed away on Monday, May 19, 2014 in Raton. She was born on January 8, 1923 in Tinaja, NM, the daughter of Jose & Margarita Martinez. Mrs. Segura worked as a dietician in the Miners’ Hospital in Raton for many years. She was a member of the V.F.W. Auxiliary for many years and St. Patrick’s-St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Raton.

Mrs. Segura is survived by three daughters: Nancy Valdez, Marcella Duncan and husband, Joe, and Amelia Vigil and husband, Gilbert, all of Raton; a daughter-in-law: June Segura of Las Vegas, Nevada; three sons: Leo Segura and wife, Nancy, Leonard Segura and wife, Loretta, all of Raton, and Raul Segura and wife, Amy, of Lubbock, Texas; three sisters: Mary Alarid, Mary Lou Sedillo and husband, Charlie, and Gertrude Bradford, all of Raton; a sister-in-law: Carmen Doffermeyer and husband, Frank, of Santa Fe; two brothers: Orlando Martinez and wife, Carmen, and Larry Martinez, all of Raton; a brother-in-law: Vivian Segura of Raton; 59 grandchildren, 54 great grandchildren, 2 great great grandchildren, and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Visitation will be on Monday, May 26, 2014 from 5:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. at the Yaksich-Long Funeral Home in Raton.

Recitation of the Most Holy Rosary will be on Tuesday, May 27, 2014 at 9:30 A.M. at the St. Patrick’s-St Joseph’s Catholic Church recited by Frank Cimino. Mass of the Resurrection will follow at 10:00 A.M. with Father John Trambley as the celebrant. Rite of Christian burial will be at the Mt. Calvary Cemetery in Raton.

Pallbearers will be: Harvey Valdez, Mark Valdez, Leo Segura, Jr., Damon Segura, Thomas Segura, Keith Segura, Larry Martinez & Gilbert Mares. 

Honorary bearers will be: Branden Segura, James Junior Segura, Adrian Segura, Jimmy Segura, Sr., David Gonzales, Ronnie Gonzales, Ricky Gonzales and Flavio Encinias.

Arrangements and celebration of love for Adelina E. Segura are under the direction of the Yaksich-Long Funeral Home of Raton

In Loving Memory of Mary Ann Bullard

Mary Ann Bullard, age 86, died Monday, May 26, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, May 31, 2014 at the Clayton Church of God with Pastor Mark Honneycutt, pastor officiating. Burial will follow in the Clayton Memorial Cemetery by Hass Funeral Directors of Clayton, New Mexico.

Mary Ann (Martinez) Bullard was born in Passamonte, New Mexico on October 5, 1927, to Elias Jose Martinez and Helen J. “Elena” (DeHerrera) Martinez. She married Richard Leroy Bullard on November 22, 1953, in Albuquerque, New Mexico and he preceded her in death on July 22, 2007. They lived in Albuquerque for almost 50 years before returning to Clayton. In 2012 she moved to Las Vegas, Nevada to live with her family. She was very active in the Salvation Army in Albuquerque, New Mexico and was an active member in the Church of God in Clayton, New Mexico. In addition to her parents and husband, Mary Ann was preceded in death by a son-in-law Lloyd Williams, 3 sisters; Lucille Cavis, Margaret Sanchez and Rafelita Velasquez and 1 brother; Frank Martinez.

SURVIVORS:

1 DAUGHTER: Mary May Williams of Las Vegas, Nevada.

2 GRANDDAUGHTERS: Rebecca Miller and her husband Robert and Rachel Williams all of Las Vegas, Nevada.

2 Great Grandchildren: Elijah James Miller and Donna Maria Miller.

1 BROTHER: Joe Martinez of Albuquerque, New Mexico.

2 SISTERS-IN-LAW: Connie Sue Bullard and Caroline Bullard both of Clayton, New Mexico.

And a number of Nieces and Nephews.

In Loving Memory of Ann Etta Chauncey Trembly

Ann Etta Chauncey Trembly (January 17, 1920 – May 24, 2014) It is with a mixture of sadness and joy that Ann Trembly’s family announces her passing on May 24 in Clayton, New Mexico. She leaves behind a strong legacy of service along with love of her family and friends.

Her family celebrates her life knowing she’s gone to her heavenly home where she’s reunited with her Lord and Savior. They also know she will be joined again with her beloved spouse of over 63 years, Arch Trembly.

Born on January 17, 1920 in Wichita, Kansas to Alvah and Fern Chauncey, Ann enjoyed growing up in Chanute, Kansas. There she attended Chanute High School and Chanute Junior College graduating on May 21, 1940.She enjoyed singing solos and duets with her mother at the First Christian Church in Chanute. She worked with her father at Peoples Dry Cleaners in Chanute.

Ann became a 75-year member of The Order of the Eastern Star, Sunflower Chapter #147 in Chanute. In a special ceremony held on August 4, 2013 at the First Baptist Church in Clayton, Ann received a certificate from the Worthy Grand Patron, Robert D. Hess of Kansas recognizing her years of faithful membership.

After marrying Arch Trembly on October 12, 1941, the couple remained in Chanute where they ran Trembly’s Jewelry. In 1948, Ann (pregnant with Rosemary) and Arch, with young son Robert, daughters Jennifer and Marilyn, moved to Clayton, New Mexico where they opened Trembly’s Jewelry and Sporting Goods.

Ann worked side by side with her husband there for 56 years beautifully wrapping gifts with special paper and handmade bows that identified the jewelry story. Many times they were told recipients were excited to know their gift came from “Tremblys.” Friends, customers and even sales representatives remember her for her abiding smile and support.

When her son, Robert, played sports, Ann drove cheerleaders to and from the games. She volunteered when possible as all her four children grew. Band, chorus, cheerleading and scouting kept her busy supporting daughters Jennifer, Marilyn and Rosemary as well.

Ann is survived by her brother Charles (Mary) Chauncey of Wichita, KS, brother-in-law Bill (Pat) Trembly of Meadow Lakes,TX, son Robert Arch (Martha) Trembly of Boulder, CO, daughters Jennifer ( Robert) Johnston of Albuquerque, NM, Marilyn McClure of Clayton, NM, Rosemary Standlee of Albuquerque,NM, many grandchildren, great and a great-great grandchild, as well as numerous nephews, nieces, cousins and friends.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Alvah and Fern Chauncey, husband Arch Trembly, sister Lois Jean Baldwin and grandson Patrick Walden Bonecutter.

A 10 a.m. grave side service will be held on Monday, June 2 at the Clayton Memorial Cemetery with Reverend Billy Rammage officiating. Following the committal, a reception for family and friends will take place at the First United Methodist Church to celebrate Ann Trembly’s life.

Memorial contributions may be made to Gideon International, P. O Box 140800, Nashville, TN.

Osos Win One Lose One to Train Robbers

After the two games in Las Vegas were rained out this last week the Osos hosted the Las Vegas Train Robbers and pulled a win after tying the game at three in the third on Saturday evening.

It was Justin Pearson who had the hot bat for the Osos as he had a 2-run homer in the second for the tie and made it to the plate with hits in the fourth and fifth innings.

By the ninth inning the Osos had put up 11 runs to the Train Robbers.

The game on Sunday proved to be a more difficult one for the Osos as the Train Robbers posted six runs in the first inning. Brent Mendoza put a 2-run homer over the left field fence in the first inning to start the six run rally. The Osos put three runs up in the fourth and another run in the fifth before a long rain delay put a halt to the game. 

After the rain delay both teams scored two runs in the eighth to keep the two point spread with the Train Robbers going on for the win. 

 

 

Julian McWilliams squeezes past Osos’ pitcher Derek Williams as he went for the tag with a base runner at third.

Julian McWilliams squeezes past Osos’ pitcher Derek Williams as he went for the tag with a base runner at third.

 

oops its a loose ball at second base as it goes by both the second baseman and shortstop

oops its a loose ball at second base as it goes by both the second baseman and shortstop

 

Justin Pearson also gets a piece of the ball as it flies by the catcher Brett Mendoza

Justin Pearson also gets a piece of the ball as it flies by the catcher Brett Mendoza

 

Chris Williams gets a small piece of the ball early in the game against the Train Robbers Sunday afternoon.

Chris Williams gets a small piece of the ball early in the game against the Train Robbers Sunday afternoon.

 

Full stats on the Osos Train Robber game follow this link      http://www.pecosleague.com/pecosleague.asp?page=32&gameid=4716

Raton High Graduation Friday Night

Raton High School graduated just over 70 students Friday night at Tiger Gym to a packed house. 

67 RHS students received some 189 scholarships totaling over $851,837 this year according to RHS Counselor Lynette Simpson. 

One of the reasons graduation was once again moved to Tiger Gym was the threat of rain, which came a little less than half way through the ceremony.

 

Mikala Vertovec, the class Valedictorian, gave her address Friday at Graduation

Mikala Vertovec, the class Valedictorian, gave her address Friday at Graduation

 

Toby Henson gets the special treatment from class sponsors Cindy Berry and Hunker Main after receiving his scholarship awards.

Toby Henson gets the special treatment from class sponsors Cindy Berry and Hunker Main after receiving his scholarship awards.

 

Honoring a lost classmate  Ariel Alamond. Class President Rachael Sanchez asked for a moment of silence during her speech to honor this young lady who passed earlier in the year.

Honoring a lost classmate Ariel Alamond. Class President Rachael Sanchez asked for a moment of silence during her speech to honor this young lady who passed earlier in the year.

 

Ila Medina gives the Welcome address at the RHS graduation Friday night

Ila Medina gives the Welcome address at the RHS graduation Friday night

 

At the Friday night ceremony class valedictorian Mikala Vertovec gives her speech

At the Friday night ceremony class valedictorian Mikala Vertovec gives her speech

 

Rachel Sanchez Senior Class President passes the key to Junior Class Presidenta Rhiannon Barela

Rachel Sanchez Senior Class President passes the key to Junior Class Presidenta Rhiannon Barela

 

Co-Salutitorians Tess Neary and Emily Berry practice their tag team speech at the dress rehearsal Friday morning in Tiger Gym

Co-Salutitorians Tess Neary and Emily Berry practice their tag team speech at the dress rehearsal Friday morning in Tiger Gym

 

They celebrate with the throwing of the caps.

They celebrate with the throwing of the caps.