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In Loving Memory of Maria Ediria LaCombe

Maria Ediria Maria Ediria LaCombe age 94 of Springer passed away on June 19th, 2014 in Springer, New Mexico. She was born on October 21st, 1919 to Victoranio and Eufemia Herrera in San Acacio, CO.

Ediria married Alfonso LaCombe on December 17th 1938 and they lived in San Luis, Colorado until 1985. They were married 65 years. Alfonso passed away September 25, 2003.

Ediria was a homemaker and enjoyed making quilts and crafts. She worked side by side with her husband in their weekly newspaper (The Costilla County Free Press) for 50 years. When they retired they moved to Denver until 1997 then moved to Springer, NM.

Ediria is survived by two sons Andrew LaCombe and wife Sylvia, and Dominic LaCombe, two grandsons; Carl and Alan, two great grandsons; Timothy and Christopher, one brother Victor, one sister Bernie Olivas, several nephews and nieces and a very trusted friend Mary McCarty whom she loved like a daughter, and one sister-in-law Ida Vigil.

Cremation has taken place and inurnment will take place at a later date in San Luis, Colorado.

Arrangements for Maria Ediria LaCombe are under the direction of the Alderette Pomeroy Funeral Home of Raton.

 

In Loving Memory of Johnny Rivera

Johnny Rivera of Springer, NM, age 61, passed away on June 18, 2014 at his home.

He was born on June 26, 1952 in Folsom, NM to Joe and Mary Rivera.

He was preceded in death by his son, Michael John Rivera,

his father, Joe A. Rivera, his grandparents, Jeronimo & Guillerma Lopez and

Porfirio & Sofronia Rivera.

He was survived by his wife, Gloria Rivera, his four daughters, Leanne Fernandez,

Crissy Rivera, Melissa Martinez, and Amanda Rivera; his grandchildren, Matthew Rivera,

Mariah Martinez, Alyah Martinez, Jacob Chavez, Analees Chavez, John Samuel Martinez,

and Noah Deschamps, and one great grandchild on the way; He is also survived by his

mother, Mary Rivera, and his only brother, David (Julie) Rivera and several nieces &

nephews along with many other relatives & friends

 

Services will be held Wednesday, June 25, 2014 @ 10:00 am at St. Joseph’s Church in

Folsom, NM with burial to follow at the Folsom Catholic Cemetery.

Raton City Commission Meeting Agenda June 24, 2014

  AGENDA

CITY OF RATON REGULAR COMMISSION MEETING

RATON CITY HALL, 224 SAVAGE AVE

       TUESDAY, JUNE 24, 2014 AT 6PM

 

A regular meeting of the City Commission of the City of Raton will be held on June 24, 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, July 8, 2014 at 6pm.
  • Employee Appreciation Day- June 25th– City Offices will close at 1pm.
  • Proclamation- Relay for Life

 V.             Comments from the General Public   

 VI.           Committee Reports From Commissioners:

 

   A.  Raton Water Works:  (Mayor pro-tem Segotta, Commissioner Chavez)

   B.  Raton Public Service:  (Mayor Mantz, Commissioner Giacomo)

   C.  Parks & Recreation Advisory Board:  (Commissioner Chavez)

   D.  Senior Center Board:  (Commissioner Chavez)

   E.  Planning & Zoning Commission:  (Commissioner Fanelli)

   F.   Housing Authority:  (Commissioner Fanelli)

   G.  Airport Advisory Board:  (Mayor pro-tem Segotta)

   H.  ETZ Zoning Commission:  (Mayor pro-tem Segotta)

   I.   Arts & Culture Board:  (Mayor Mantz)

   J.   North Central NM Economic Development District:  (Mayor Mantz)

   K.  Library Advisory Board:  (Commissioner Giacomo)

   L.  ETZ Zoning Authority:  (Mayor Mantz)

   M. Financial Advisory Board: (Commissioner Chavez)

VII.         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 June 10, 2014 Regular Commission Meeting Minutes.

   B.    Deliberate and Act on Resolution 2014-21: May Financial Report.

   C.   Deliberate and Act on Approval of NMED: Project #15-01 Grant Agreement.

   D.   Deliberate and Act on Lodger’s Tax Recommendations.

   E.    Deliberate and Act on Approval the Annual St. Patrick’s, St. Joseph’s Catholic Church’s Fiesta.

   F.    Deliberate and Act on Approval of a Fourth of July Dance to be held by the VFW, Post 1793.

   G.   Deliberate and Act on FY15 Juvenile Justice Subcontract with Service Organization for Youth (Soy).

   H.   City Manager’s Report 

  •  Board Appointments
  • Interim Budget Approval
  • Raton Multimodal Center
  • Audit Training Assistance
  • Solid Waste Study Progress
  • Well Fargo Building
  • GRT Ordinance
  • NMDOT
  • Gabriele Field
  • Recognition/Appreciation/Information

 

 VIII.       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, June 20, 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/

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Tricia Garcia, City Clerk 

Raton Rodeo Rides Again

By Marty Mayfield

KRTN Multi-Media

The Raton Rodeo Association took a few minutes Saturday night to honor one of its long time members who put in over 30 years of service to the association and was instrumental in helping Raton keep the rodeo going. Judy Young was escorted out to the middle of the arena by Melissa Mack where she was presented with a plaque for her service.

L to R Monty Coangelo, Judy Young, Melissa Mack, Pam Krizan and Mark Vickers The Raton Rodeo Association honored Judy Young for her 30+ years of service to the Raton Rodeo. The arena is named after Judy’s lat husband Jim Young.

L to R Monty Coangelo, Judy Young, Melissa Mack, Pam Krizan and Mark Vickers
The Raton Rodeo Association honored Judy Young for her 30+ years of service to the Raton Rodeo. The arena is named after Judy’s lat husband Jim Young.

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Southwick’s Rocky Mountain Rodeo Company stock did it again Saturday evening as the bulls pulled off another shutout over the cowboys. While the steers in the steer wrestling competition turned away most of the cowboys Bill Claunch posted a 5.2 second time. 

The bareback bronc riders had a tough evening while the saddle bronco riders faired much better with Landon Mecham posting a 79 and Allen Boore coming in second with a 75. 

The Team of Kyle Roberts and TJ Brown were the only team ropers to connect Saturday evening, while Cody Jordan posted a 14.4 second time in the calf roping. Only three of the Tie-down calf ropers posted a time. 

The barrel racers had a much better time Saturday evening as fewer barrels found their way to the dirt. Priscilla Medina posted the fastest time with a 16.09. The next best time was a16.28 posted by Andrea Bushby.

It was the bulls 12 and cowboys 0 Saturday night. Only a couple of riders managed to come close to the 8-second ride while others were finding the dirt week before the halfway mark.

Rodeo action will return to the Jim Young Arena next year but up next for the Raton Rodeo Association will be the mud bog races in September. 

The horses make it look so acrobatic as they attempt to put the cowboy on the ground.

The horses make it look so acrobatic as they attempt to put the cowboy on the ground.

 

Bareback Bronc riding as this cowboy makes it look easy

Bareback Bronc riding as this cowboy makes it look easy

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Pueblo Cowboy Casey Colleti makes the 8-second ride and is waiting for the pickup men to work their way over.

Pueblo Cowboy Casey Colleti makes the 8-second ride and is waiting for the pickup men to work their way over.

 

Colfax County Rodeo Queen Jana Mills takes a Queens run around the arena Saturday night

Colfax County Rodeo Queen Jana Mills takes a Queens run around the arena Saturday night

 

Austin Eller set a time of 7.9 seconds as he grabs the horns of this steer

Austin Eller set a time of 7.9 seconds as he grabs the horns of this steer

 

Whoops this steer put on the brakes and let this cowboy go on by before breaking right and heading for the pen.

Whoops this steer put on the brakes and let this cowboy go on by before breaking right and heading for the pen.

 

Casey Miller posted one of the faster times in the Tie-Down roping but suffered a 10 second penalty to bring his time to a 23.9 seconds

Casey Miller posted one of the faster times in the Tie-Down roping but suffered a 10 second penalty to bring his time to a 23.9 seconds

 

Allen Boore one of the few riders to make a complete 8 seconds in the saddle bronc riding Saturday night at the 36th Annual Raton Rodeo

Allen Boore one of the few riders to make a complete 8 seconds in the saddle bronc riding Saturday night at the 36th Annual Raton Rodeo

 

Out of the shoot they come

Out of the shoot they come

 

Man and bull part ways in less than 8-seconds as the bulls put every cowboy on the ground early Saturday night at the Raton Rodeo

Man and bull part ways in less than 8-seconds as the bulls put every cowboy on the ground early Saturday night at the Raton Rodeo

 

Another target as the this cowboy tries to get out of the way of the bull

Another target as the this cowboy tries to get out of the way of the bull

 

Priscilla Medina posted a 16.09 time Saturday night the fastest time of the evening

Priscilla Medina posted a 16.09 time Saturday night the fastest time of the evening

 

Allison Resor was just out of the money with a ride of 16.77 seconds

Allison Resor was just out of the money with a ride of 16.77 seconds

 

Susan Hall rounded the barrels with a 16.58 ride

Susan Hall rounded the barrels with a 16.58 ride

 

Another wild ride as this cowboy lasted just under the 8-second goal Saturday night Bulls 12 Cowboys 0

Another wild ride as this cowboy lasted just under the 8-second goal Saturday night Bulls 12 Cowboys 0

 

Raton Rodeo at the Jim Young Arena

By Marty Mayfield

KRTN Multi-Media

The 36th Annual Raton Rodeo took to the Jim Young Arena Friday night to put on quite a show for the large crowd that occupied the grandstands. 

Jean Berry a long time member of the Raton Rodeo Association passed this last year and she was honored as her grandson Mason Berry led a riderless horse around the arena. Rodeo announcer Wes Huggins spoke how she was big part of the rodeo helping out where she could and noting that she would be missed.

Stock contractor Southwick’s Rocky Mountain Rodeo Company brought some of the best rodeo stock around. While some of the PRCA cowboys managed to ride em for points others found themselves coming up short or shall we say upside down as more than one cowboy found the soft dirt of the arena. The broncs proved difficult to ride the eight seconds but the bulls did even better with only a couple of the cowboys making the eight second ride.

The tie down ropers and team ropers didn’t fair much better with several teams only managing to wrap up one leg of the two required in team roping thus giving them a 5-second penalty. The tie down ropers struggled with fast calves and broken barriers. 

 World champion barrel racer Sherry Cervi set the standard for the girls last night with a 16.4 time on her run. Yet several of the ladies added to their total times when barrels fell adding 5-seconds on to their time. 

 

Jean Berry a long time Raton Rodeo Association member was honored Friday night as her grandson Mason berry lead the riderless horse around the arena. Jean passed away this last year after a battle with cancer.

Jean Berry a long time Raton Rodeo Association member was honored Friday night as her grandson Mason berry lead the riderless horse around the arena. Jean passed away this last year after a battle with cancer.

 

Its a hard way to end a ride.

Its a hard way to end a ride.

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In Loving Memory of John Paul Ulibarri

JOHN PAUL ULIBARRI John Paul Ulibarri 39, of Phoenix, AZ passed away on June 3, 2014. He was born on August 9, 1974 in Raton, NM to Rosabel and Andrew Ulibarri. He was preceded in death by his father, Andrew Ulibarri. He is survived by his mother, Rosabel Ulibarri, sister, Jackie Lujan (Albert), brother, Randy Ulibarri (Nicole) nieces, Brandi Ulibarri and Azariah Blaubach and nephew, Michael Chavez . A Rosary will be held on Saturday, June 21, 2014 at 8:30a.m. followed by a Mass at 9a.m. at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Pecos, NM. Burial will take place in the St. Anthony’s Catholic Cemetery in Pecos, NM immediately following the Mass.

Colfax County Regular Meeting Agenda

REGULAR MEETING

JUNE 24, 2014

AMENDED AGENDA

 

PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Colfax County Board of Commissioners will meet in Regular Session on Tuesday, June 24, 2013 at 9:00 a.m. in the Commission Chambers at the Colfax County Courthouse, Raton, NM for the following:

 

This agenda can be viewed on the Colfax County Website at

www.co.colfax.nm.us

 

  1. Call to Order
  2. Pledge of Allegiance
  3. Approve Agenda
  4. Approve Regular Meeting Minutes from June 13, 2014
  5. Recognize Visitors
  6. Discuss/Approve – Indigent Care Claims
  7. Discuss/Action – Approve Taos Pine Payments
  8. Discuss/Action – Approval to Build A Garden Fence – Tri-County Community Service – Ms. Hayley Allen
  9. Discuss/Action – Funding Options to Complete Miami Lane Budget Project
  10. Discuss/Action – Access to Red Hill Road
  11. Discuss/Action – Claim of Exemption #9 – William M. Serazio and Carla C. Serazio
  12. Discuss/Action – Fiscal Year 2014-2015, Employee Cost of Living Adjustment
  13. Discuss/Action –  Resolution #2014-25, Budget Adjustment – Various Funds
  14. Discuss/Action – Inmate Confinement Agreement Between Las Animas County and Colfax County
  15. Discuss/Action – County Attorney Contract
  16. Discuss/Action – RFP #2014-02, Banking Fiscal Agent Proposals for the County of Colfax
  17. Discuss/Action  – Professional Services Agreement Between  Colfax County and the Citizens for the Developmentally Disabled
  18. Discuss/Action – Professional Services Agreement between Colfax County and Colfax County Senior Citizens Inc.
  19. Discuss/Action – Agreement For Juvenile Detention Between Taos County and Colfax County
  20. Discuss/Action – Colfax County YES Program, Optum Health 2014-2015
  21. Discuss/Action – Colfax County YES Program Sub-Contractor Agreement, Concha Montano
  22. Discuss/Action – Colfax County YES Program Coordinator Contract, Debra Ortiz
  23. Discuss/Action – Colfax County YES Program Prevention Specialist, Kristin Trujillo
  24. Discuss/Action – Colfax County YES Program Prevention Specialist, Chris Clark
  25. Discuss/Action – Lease Agreement Between Colfax County and Lessee David M. Pangrac for South FBO Site at Airport
  26. Discuss/Action – Colfax County DWI Program Treatment Provider Contract, Ron Malott
  27. Discuss/Action – Colfax County DWI Program DWI Coordinator Contract, Mary Gansz
  28. Discuss/Action – Colfax County DWI Program Preventionist/Screener, Shana Trujillo
  29. Discuss/Action – Colfax County DWI Program Compliance Monitor/Office Worker, Ambrosia Trujillo
  30. Discuss/Action – Automatic Aid Agreement Between Raton Fire & Emergency Services & Colfax County Fire
  31. Discuss/Action – Solid Waste Fees
  32. Discuss/Action – Presentation from Colfax Energy – Robert McCann
  33. Reports – VMDC, Road, Sheriff, Loss Prevention
  34. Commissioners’ Docket
  35. Manager’s Docket
  36. Attorney’s Docket
  37. Adjourn

 

Osos Get Much Needed Win Over Fuegos

While the Fuegos put the first run on the board in the first inning the Osos stayed the course and put together a sixth inning 5-run rally to take the lead and eventually the 10-7 win Wednesday evening at Gabriele Field.

Chris Williams started the scoring for Raton with a single over the right center field fence in the second inning. It was a slow game from there until the sixth when Raton’s CJ Epperson singled and Evan Holton walks and Thomas Barksdale singles bringing the speedster CJ in and advancing Holton to second. Both Holton and Barksdale steal bases to setup the next two runs for Raton.

Raton scored again in the next two innings to outscore Santa Fe 3-2 to hold off the Fuego and win the game. 

The Osos are off tonight and have a double header in Taos on Friday. They return to Raton for games Saturday and Sunday.

 

Omar Artsen slides safe into second base as shortstop Aaron Olivas looses the ball in the collision Wednesday evening.

Omar Artsen slides safe into second base as shortstop Aaron Olivas looses the ball in the collision Wednesday evening.


Omar Artsen slides safe into second base as shortstop Aaron Olivas looses the ball in the collision Wednesday evening.

Omar Artsen slides safe into second base as shortstop Aaron Olivas looses the ball in the collision Wednesday evening.


Chris Williams is greeted by teammates after his single homerun Wednesday to start off the scoring for the Osos

Chris Williams is greeted by teammates after his single homerun Wednesday to start off the scoring for the Osos


First baseman Chris Williams goes for the grab as Eric Kozel dives in under Williams for the bag.

First baseman Chris Williams goes for the grab as Eric Kozel dives in under Williams for the bag.


Is it in time? The umpire called safe as the throw to first base reaches Chris Williams glove at the same time Craig Massey's foot tags the base.

Is it in time? The umpire called safe as the throw to first base reaches Chris Williams glove at the same time Craig Massey’s foot tags the base.


He's out at home plate to end the inning on a force out at home.

He’s out at home plate to end the inning on a force out at home.


The ball gets loose from 3rd baseman Aaron Carmen as Chris Williams slides into third base

The ball gets loose from 3rd baseman Aaron Carmen as Chris Williams slides into third base

Fuego Continue Winning ways in Raton

By Marty Mayfield

KRTN Multi-Media

With lots of changes to the lineup for the Osos(11-20) they took on the division leaders Santa Fe Fuego (21-12) Tuesday evening and sported goose eggs until the seventh when Chris Williams finally crossed home plate to post a run for the Osos.

The Osos were only down 3-0 coming into the sixth before Omar Artsen put a 2-run homer over the left center field fence to start what would be an 8-run rally. Craig Massey who went 6-6 at the plate put a 2-run homer over the right center field fence. Two walks with bases loaded for scores added to the Fuego scoring in the sixth.

The Osos posted one more run in the ninth to end the game 14-2.  

RHS, RMS and Lil Cheer leaders performed before the Osos Santa Fe game Tuesday evening.

RHS, RMS and Lil Cheer leaders performed before the Osos Santa Fe game Tuesday evening.

 

Tommy Buksdale makes a jumping throw to first after grabbing a ground ball

Tommy Buksdale makes a jumping throw to first after grabbing a ground ball

 

Omar Artsen goes for the contact and makes a 2-run homer in the sixth to start an 8-run inning with two more 2-run homers

Omar Artsen goes for the contact and makes a 2-run homer in the sixth to start an 8-run inning with two more 2-run homers

 

its a conference on the field as the Osos are down by nine runs at this point

its a conference on the field as the Osos are down by nine runs at this point

 

Omar Artsen makes a running leap for the ball just coming over his shoulder late in the game Tuesday evening at Gabriele Field

Omar Artsen makes a running leap for the ball just coming over his shoulder late in the game Tuesday evening at Gabriele Field

New Principal At Raton High

By Billy Donati

KRTN Multi-Media

The Raton Schools announced that the district has hired Duncan R. Ware as the new Raton High School principal.  

Ware was one of eight finalists interviewed by the School Board, Supt. Dr. Neil Terhune and a citizens committee of seven residents of the school district.  Terhune said Ware was “clearly the top one interviewed” and will join the staff on July 28th.

Ware comes back to New Mexico after starting his educational career in Floyd and Clovis, NM.  He then went on to  principal positions in West Memphis, Arkansas and Memphis, TN.  Most recently, since July of 2010, Ware was Supt. of the Delta/ Greely School District in Delta Junction, Alaska with an enrollment of 840 and an annual budget of $12 million.

According to Terhune, Ware has six children and has agreed to commit to the Raton position for at least three years.

 

Duncan Ware was selected as the new principal at Raton High School.

Duncan Ware was selected as the new principal at Raton High School.