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Raton City Commission Meeting May 27 at 1:00 p.m.

Here is the Agenda for the meeting take note of the time for this meeting at 1:00 p.m.

Agenda 05-27-14

New Mexico State Police Investigate Fatal Motorcycle Crash Near Cimarron, NM

Colfax County- On May 22, 2014 at about 1:20 p.m. New Mexico State Police Officers responded to US 64 at about mile post 308, just west of Cimarron to the report of a one motorcycle crash.

The investigation revealed that the motorcycle was traveling westbound on US 64 when the driver was struck by lightning. The motorcycle then left the right side of the roadway and crashed.

The driver, Thomas Coburn Wartell, 44, of Cypress, TX was pronounced deceased at the scene.

 

SPECIAL MEETING OF THE RATON BOARD OF EDUCATION

         

              RHS Media Center 

             1535 Tiger Circle

             Raton, N.M.

            Wednesday, May 28, 2014

             5:30pm

 WORK SESSION AGENDA

I.            Call to Order/ Roll call – 

        

II.           Work SessionThe Raton Board of Education and Administrators will meet to discuss the upcoming Consolidated Elementary School. No action to be taken.

 

 III.        Adjournment-

                         

                

     

In Loving Memory of Max Ernie Rodriguez

Max Ernie Rodriquez age 71 of Raton passed away on Monday May 19th 2014. He was born on February 24, 1943 to Edmund and Rose Rodriquez in Raton, New Mexico.

Ernie always had a passion for horses and at a young age he became a horse jockey for several years. He raced in Del Mar, California; Tucson, Arizona; and Albuquerque, New Mexico. Ernie was preceded in death by his parents, sister Priscilla Clifford, and brothers Raymond and Johnny. He is survived by sisters Margaret Dutton and Family, Beatrice Forston and Family, Josie Baca and family, Theresa Whittle and family, Eleanore Rodriquez and family and Helen Gonzales and family. Cremation has taken place and inurnment will take place at a later date.

Arrangements for Max Ernie Rodriquez are under the care and direction of the Alderette Pomeroy Funeral Home of Raton.

Osos Continue Winning Ways

The Osos pulled off a come from behind walk away win over Taos Wednesday evening.

Adam Chatman hit a 3-run homer in the fourth inning and the rally continued until the Osos were down 10-2. The Osos then began tallying the points with three in the fourth, sixth and seventh innings. By late in the game the Osos had pulled to within two and then in the ninth tied the game at 13 before loading the bases and walking in the last run for the win. 

The Osos hammered the Taos pitchers with six hitters combining for 12 hits and nine RBIs and scoring 13 runs. Evan Richard pounded the ball and had five RBIs with one home run. 

Cie Arell is tagged by Taos catcher Matt Calden as Arell heads for home

Cie Arell is tagged by Taos catcher Matt Calden as Arell heads for home


Rj Vukovich miss handles the ball as Adam Chatman slides into second base.

Rj Vukovich miss handles the ball as Adam Chatman slides into second base.


Evan Richards can jump as he tried to reach high throw as Matt Kaldon slides into third

Evan Richards can jump as he tried to reach high throw as Matt Kaldon slides into third


Chris Williams drops the ball as he goes for the tag at first base late in the game Wednesday evening

Chris Williams drops the ball as he goes for the tag at first base late in the game Wednesday evening


Alex Loftin makes the grab on a high fly ball just outside of first base

Alex Loftin makes the grab on a high fly ball just outside of first base

In Loving Memory of Bernardino (Nino) Chavez Sr

Bernardino (Nino) Chavez Sr., devoted husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and longtime resident of Cimarron, passed away at home on May 19, 2014 at the age of 89. He was the youngest of five children born on March 05, 1925 to Nestor and Josefita (Martinez) Chavez.

He was a truck driver for most of his life and retired from Northern New Mexico Gas Company. After growing up through the Great Depression, he met and married Antonina Sandoval in April, 1943, and settled in Cimarron.

A proud Veteran, he served his country during World War II, and was an expert marksman. As part of the D-Day invasion, he landed on Omaha Beach and was in numerous battles and campaigns in the European Theatre. He was awarded the Bronze Star and Purple Heart among other commendations and was honorably discharged in October, 1945, and returned to Cimarron to live and raise his family. He was a devout Catholic, and was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his beloved wife Antonina, brothers; Laudente, Amarante, and Julio and sister Eva (Sandoval), Sons Robert and James, son-in-law Jose Samuel Guara, daughter-in-law Frances (Martinez) Chavez, and grandchildren, Felipe, Chance, and Jody as well as great granddaughter Samantha.

He is survived by seven sons and four daughters: Bernardino (Nino) Chavez Jr., of Denver, CO.; Leroy Chavez of Odessa, TX.; Alfonso Chavez and wife Pita of Springer, NM; Mary Alice Guara of Odessa, TX.; Marcella Gonzales of Edgewood, NM.; Elmer Chavez Sr. and wife Martha of Springer, NM.; Lucia Hernandez and husband Chris of Edgewood, NM.; Mike Chavez of Albuquerque, Elizabeth Martinez and husband Fred of Cimarron, NM.; Paul Chavez of Odessa, TX.; Patrick Chavez of Albuquerque, NM, daughter-in-law Irma Chavez of Parker, CO.; daughter-in-law Juliana Chavez of Midland, TX.; sister-in-Jaw Mary Anaya and husband Mike of Moriarty, NM.; sister-in- law Alice Lu] an and husband Laurence of Santa Fe, NM.; sister-in-law Lupita Sandoval of Antonito, CO.; Twenty-Seven grandchildren, Forty-Three great grandchildren, Nine great-great grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.

A Rosary Devotional Service will be held on Thursday, May 22~, 2014 at 7:00 PM at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Cimarron. The Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, May 23’~’, 2014 and 10:00 AM at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Cimarron with the honorable Father Emmanuel Izuka as the celebrant. Rite of Committal and Internment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery in Cimarron. Pallbearers are Robert Chavez, Erie Chavez, Elmer Chavez Jr., Eugene Chavez, David Guara, Bobby Chavez, with honorary pallbearers Fred Martinez, Chris Hernandez, Justin Chavez, Adam Chavez, Daniel Chavez, Jodon Chavez, and Jesse Chavez. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations made to the Veterans organization of your choice.

Funeral arrangements for Bernardino (Nino) Chavez, Sr. are under the care and direction of Alderette-Pomeroy Funeral Home of Raton.

In Loving Memory of Joseph “Sarge” Vaccaro

Joseph “Sarge” Vaccaro, age 88, passed away unexpectedly at Sangre de Cristo Hospice House in 
Pueblo, CO. on May 16, 2014. 
Visitation will be Tuesday, May 27, 2014 from 3PM-6PM at the Comi Chapel. 
Rosary will be Tuesday, May 27, 2014 at 7PM at Holy Trinity Church. 
Funeral Mass will be Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at 10AM at Holy Trinity Church. 
Interment will follow at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery with graveside services conducted by Ft. 
Carson Honor Guard. 
Complete obituary to follow. 
Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home. 

In Loving Memory of Bennie J. Urioste

Bennie J. Urioste, age 84, passed away at the Colorado State Veterans Nursing Home in 
Walsenburg, CO, on May 18, 2014. 
Visitation will be Thursday, at the Comi Chapel from 4PM-7PM at the Comi Chapel. 
Rosary will be Thursday, May 22, 2014 at 7PM at the Comi Chapel. 
Funeral Mass will be Friday, May 23, 2014 at 1PM at Holy Trinity Church. 
Interment will follow at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery with graveside services conducted by the 
US Air Force Honor Guard. 
Complete obituary to follow. 
Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home. 

New Mexico High School Coaches Association North South All Star Teams Announced

2014 NMHSCA Softball All-Star Teams.

(These are the original teams chosen.  Alternates will be placed here just prior to the game.)

North Team
Carly Coburn,  Estancia
Alannah M Sanchez,  McCurdy Charter
Dana Pinto,  Navajo Prep
Erica Woody,  Navajo Prep
Alexis C de Baca,  Pecos
Katelyn Flores, Pecos
Gabrielle Gonzales, Pojoaque
Shania Dorrance, Raton
Kallista Dorrance, Raton
Megan Esquibel, Robertson
Jamie Fernandez, Robertson
Elena Garcia, Robertson
Adrianna Toledo, Shiprock
Arianna Lovato, St. Michael’s
Brittany Sanders Taos
HEATHER ULLIBARR,I WEST LAS VEGAS

South Team 
Kymbra Espinosa, Capitan
Kayla Goodwin, Cobre
Monika Torres, Cobre
Clarissa Chavez, Dexter
Miranda Fish, Eunice
Maria Altamirano, Jal
Jawani Morrison, Jal
Natasha Navarrete, Loving
Kimberly Porras, Loving
Haylie Tiller, Loving
Shania Vasquez, Loving
Francis Armijo, Portales
Simone Laurenz, Portales
Mariah Lovato, Portales
Angie Helton, Silver
Breanna Lopez, Silver
 

2014 A-3A All-Star Baseball Teams

A-3A North
Eli Journey, Bloomfield
Kyle Thompson, Bloomfield
R J Butler, East Mountain
Clay Cabber, Estancia
Josh Jaquez, Estancia
Keenan Dodd, Hope Christian
John Jensen, Hope Christian 
Dennis Padilla, McCurdy Charter School
Derrick Valdez, McCurdy Charter School
Alex Danzuka, Navajo Prep
Marcus D. Chavez, Questa
Darrick Stoecker, Raton
Cam Baird, Raton 
Shawn Moore, Sandia Prep
Josh Castaneda, St. Michaels
Mathew Smallwood, St. Michaels
Gentry Doolittle, Texico
Jarron Hill, Texico
John Myers, Texico
Jonah Walls, Texico

A-3A South 
Willie Fletcher, Cobre 
Andy Gomez, Cobre 
Francisco Perez, Cobre 
Nick Salas, Cobre 
Claudio Salinas, Cobre 
Luis Bustamante, Eunice 
Maxwell Gladden, Eunice 
WT Whitecotton, Floyd 
Andrew Meeks, Gateway Christian
Jacob Moody, Gateway Christian
Roberto Hernandez, Lovington 
Blade Allen, NMMI
Thomas Haley, NMMI
Caleb Saiz, NMMI
Daniel Zaragosa, NMMI
Jarret Faust, Portales
Daniel Sanchez, Portales
Dominic DeMarco, Silver 
Shakur Martinez, Silver 
Joe Murillo, Silver 
 

Raton Baseball Ends Season in Quarterfinals

It was a defensive game with one bad inning for the Tigers Friday afternoon as Sandia Prep had a three run rally in the fifth inning to take the lead and the win in the quartefinals of the state baseball tourney.

 

Game Stats – 5/16/14 Raton Varsity at Sandia Prep Varsity

Box Score


RATON VARSITY (1) AT SANDIA PREP VARSITY (4)

RATON VARSITY        AB  R  H BI  SANDIA PREP VARSITY  AB  R  H BI
Ethan Washburn        4  0  0  0  Mikey Gangwish        3  1  2  1  
Dante Mileta          4  1  2  0  Joe Martinez          3  0  1  2  
Caleb Wood            4  0  1  0  Shawn Moore           3  0  0  0  
Cam Baird             3  0  3  1  Dalton Turpen         2  0  0  0  
Darrick Stoecker      2  0  1  0  Mike Snow             3  0  0  0  
Danny Record          1  0  0  0  Jeromy Spratte        2  0  0  0  
 Jordan Darras        1  0  1  0   Nathan Tangyungyong  1  0  1  0  
Dillon Lemons         2  0  1  0  Beau Williams         3  1  1  0  
Johnathan Cabriales   3  0  0  0  Marshall Grandjean    2  2  1  0  
Martin Ortiz          2  0  0  0  Evan Sanchez          2  0  0  0  
TOTALS               26  1  9  1  TOTALS               24  4  6  3

RATON VARSITY                 001 000 0 -- 1  
SANDIA PREP VARSITY           001 030 x -- 4  

LOB--RATON VARSITY 8, SANDIA PREP VARSITY 4. ERR--Johnathan
Cabriales (2), Dalton Turpen. 2B--Beau Williams. 3B--Cam
Baird, Mikey Gangwish. HBP--Dalton Turpen. SACB--Dillon
Lemons, Martin Ortiz, Jordan Darras. SB--Dillon Lemons,
Dante Mileta (2), Cam Baird.

 RATON VARSITY                   IP    H    R   ER   BB   SO   HR
Caleb Wood (L)                 5.33    6    4    4    1    2    0
Ethan Washburn                 0.67    0    0    0    0    0    0
 SANDIA PREP VARSITY        
Andrew Brackeen                3.67    5    1    1    1    2    0
Shawn Moore (W)                1.33    2    0    0    0    1    0
Joe Martinez                   2.00    2    0    0    0    2    0

PB--Darrick Stoecker, Mikey Gangwish. SO--Danny Record,
Ethan Washburn (2), Johnathan Cabriales, Martin Ortiz,
Jeromy Spratte, Evan Sanchez. BB--Darrick Stoecker, Marshall
Grandjean.


Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E L
Raton Varsity 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 9 2 8
Sandia Prep Varsity 0 0 1 0 3 0 4 6 1 4

WP: Shawn Moore, LP: Caleb Wood, SP: –