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Severe Weather Rumbles Through KRTN Listening Area

By Billy Donati

KRTN Multi-Media

STRONG TO SEVERE STORMS IMPACTED MUCH OF EASTERN NEW MEXICO FRIDAY 

AFTERNOON. SOME STRONG STORMS PRODUCED TORNADIC ACTIVITY ACROSS

UNION…COLFAX…CURRY…AND ROOSEVELT COUNTIES. SEVERAL POWER POLES WERE 

BLOWN OVER NEAR ABBOTT AND NEAR COLFAX. A BARN REPORTEDLY WAS 

BLOWN OVER, BUT NO INJURIES WERE REPORTED.  

 

A TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN JUST  EAST OF TRINIDAD ABOUT 4:30 PM 

WITH OTHER FUNNELS REPORTED NEAR CAPULIN,  SOFIA AND NEAR ROY.. 

MULTIPLE REPORTS OF PEA TO GOLF BALL SIZE HAIL AND ONE REPORT OF TENNIS 

BALL HAIL NEAR MAXWELL AND BASEBALL SIZE NEAR WAGON MOUND  FROM 

STRONGER STORMS THROUGHOUT THE AREA. 

 

TRAFFIC FLOW HALTED FOR SEVERAL MINUTES ON THE RATON PASS AND NEAR 

WAGON MOUND ON I-25  BECAUSE OF THE HAIL.  COPIOUS AMOUNTS OF MOISTURE 

INCLUDED 2 INCHES AT LAKE MALOYA AND OVER TWO INCHES WEST OF MAXWELL. 

 

Raton City Commission Regular Meeting Agenda June 10, 2014

 

  AGENDA

CITY OF RATON REGULAR COMMISSION MEETING

RATON CITY HALL, 224 SAVAGE AVE

       TUESDAY, JUNE 10, 2014 AT 6PM

 

A regular meeting of the City Commission of the City of Raton will be held on June 10, 2014 at 6 p.m.  The Meeting will be called to order by Mayor or Mayor Pro-tem. 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

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, June 24, 2014 at 6pm.
  • Employee Appreciation Day – June 25th  City offices will close at 1:00pm

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 May 27, 2014 Commission Meeting Minutes.

B.    Deliberate and Act on Resolution 2014-19 Fireworks Restrictions.

C.   Deliberate and Act on Silver Spur Land and Cattle, LLC Communications Lease on Eagle Tail Mountain.

D.   Deliberate and Act on Union Agreement between the City of Raton and Raton Firefighters Local 2378.

E.    Deliberate and Act on NCNMED Fiscal Agent Agreement.

F.    Deliberate and Act on Gordon Environmental Task Order #1 Engineering and Professional Services for Landfill Closure.

G.   Deliberate and Act on Automatic Aid Agreement Between Raton Fire and Emergency Services and Colfax County Fire.

H.   Deliberate and Act on street closures for the Fourth of July Parade and the Fourth

  • of July Celebration at Ripley Park.

I.      Deliberate and Act on Introduction of an Ordinance Adopting a .25% Municipal Gross Receipts Tax Dedicated to the Aquatic/Recreation Center Debt Service,

Capital Improvements, Operations, Repair & Maintenance.

J.     Deliberate and Act on Resolution 2014-20 Budget Adjustment #9 FY14

K.   City Manager’s Report

  • Board Appointments
  • Wells Fargo Building
  • Audit Assistance RCI Heinfeld, Meech & Co.
  • Solid Waste Audit Saturday Landfill Reminder
  • NMDOT Projects
  • Recognition/ Appreciation/ Information

 VII.         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 6, 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/

_________________________________

Michael Anne Antonucci, Deputy Clerk/Treasurer 

In Loving Memory of Erlinda V. Ortiz

Erlinda V. Ortiz age 87, of Raton, passed away Monday June 2, 2014 in Raton. She was born July 23, 1926 in Raton, NM, the daughter of Andres and Aurora Brama-Gonzales. She was a homemaker, a member of St. Patrick’s-St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Raton, Erlinda loved praying the Rosary which she did every day, loved playing bingo and loved her Denver Broncos.

She is preceded in death by her parents, husband John Chris Ortiz, son Albert, daughter Lori Ann, sister Eva and granddaughter Erlinda. Erlinda is survived by one daughter Eva Ortiz of Raton, six sons, Larry Lucero, Anthony “OD” Ortiz and wife Cecilia, David Ortiz and wife Carmen, Richard Ortiz and wife Cora, Andy Ortiz and wife Rene all of Raton, NM, and Gerald Ortiz of St. Louis, MO. One sister Lena Turner of Springer, NM, 19 grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren and 15 great great grandchildren. Special brother-in-law Alex Ortiz and wife Martha, brother-in-law Joe Ortiz and wife Louise, and Precides and husband Eddie Cordova all of Raton. Numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be Sunday June 8, 2014 from 1:00 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 9, 2014 at 9:00 A.M. at St. Patrick’s-St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Raton, Mass of the Resurrection will follow at 9:30 with Father John Trambley as the celebrant. Rite of Christian burial will be in the Mt. Calvary Cemetery in Raton.

Services and celebration of love for Erlinda V. Ortiz are under the direction of the Yaksich-Long Funeral Home of Raton. 

Raton School Board Meeting Agendas and Principal Community Forum

REGULAR MEETING OF THE RATON BOARD OF EDUCATION

 **RHS Krivokapich Media Center**

 1535 Tiger Circle

 Raton, New Mexico

Monday, June 9, 2014

 5:30 p.m.

 

  AGENDA

 I.        Call to Order and Roll Call

II.        Pledge of Allegiance

III.       Recognition of Students, Staff and Visitors   

                      a. NMSBA Student Achievement Award PresentationMr. Rodman

                      b. End of Year Salute Video Kim Sanchez                                                                                                                         

       

IV.         Approval of Agenda-

V.         Approval of Minutes5/12/2014- Regular Meeting                                                              

                                                   5/12/2014- Special Budget Meeting

VI.         Informational Items                

a.   Data Reports- Kim Sanchez

b.   Board Member Reports –

c.   Superintendent Report –                           

VII.         Action Items

                        a. * Financial Report- Ms. Sanchez

                        b. * Budget Adjustments/ Transfers-Ms. Sanchez

                        c. * Approval of “ To and From” Transportation Contract

                        d. * Approval of 2014-2015 Budget-

                        e. * Approval of Title I and Title II Application-

                        f. * Approval of Rural Low Income Application-

                        g. * Approval of State Bilingual Multicultural Application-

                        h. *Approval of NMSBA Advisories 108,109,110, and 111 (second read)

VIII.      Adjournment

 ITEMS LISTED WITH AN* PRECEDING THE ITEMS ARE TO BE ACTION ITEMS.  HOWEVER, THE BOARD RESERVES THE RIGHT TO TAKE ACTION ON ANY AGENDA ITEM AS IT DEEMS NECESSARY.

 

SPECIAL MEETING OF THE RATON BOARD OF EDUCATION

              **RHS Krivokapich Media Center** 

           1550 Tiger Circle

             Raton, N.M.

             Monday, June 9, 2013

              7:30 p.m. (following regular meeting)

 Interview Board Member Candidates

 

I.             Call to Order/ Roll call  

II.          Interview Board Candidates for Position 3 (term to 2017)  to fill vacancy.  No action will be taken tonight.

III.       Adjournment 

 

 

The Raton Public Schools

 will hold a

COMMUNITY FORUM

    Tuesday, June 9, 2014

    6:00 p.m.

RHS Krivokapich Media Center

1535 Tiger Circle

Raton, N.M.

      The Raton Public School District will hold an open forum to allow the Community to meet the final Candidates for Raton High School Principal. The public is welcome and encouraged to attend.  

In Loving Memory of Raymond Eugene Luksich Sr

Raymond Eugene Luksich Sr. age 74 of Raton, passed away Friday May 30, 2014 in Raton. He was born February 15, 1940 in Raton, NM, the son of Andy and Virginia Obereosler-Luksich. Mr. Luksich worked for many years in maintenance for the Public School system. 

He is preceded in death by his parents, wife Helen, brother Gilbert and grandson Justin. He is survived by his two sons, Raymond E. Luksich Jr. and wife Angel of Raton, and Charles A. Luksich and wife Alicia of Raton. Three grandchildren Valerie Alderette, Miranda Luksich, Brandon Luksich and 1 great grandchild Justin Luksich Jr.

Visitation will be from 1:00 P.M. until 3:00 P.M. Thursday June 5, 2014 at the Yaksich-Long Funeral Home in Raton. 

Funeral services will be Friday June 6, 2014 at 2:00 P.M. at the Yaksich-Long Funeral Home Chapel with Deacon Tom Alderette officiating. Burial will follow at the Mt. Calvary Cemetery in Raton.

Arrangements and celebration of love for Raymond Eugene Luksich Sr. are under the direction of the Yaksich-Long Funeral Home of Raton. 

Unofficial 2014 Primary Election Results for Colfax County

These are unofficial result for Colfax County

To see other county races follow this link to the Secretary of State’s election results web page

http://electionresults.sos.state.nm.us

 

Republican Angel Fire 1B Eagle Nest 1A Cim 2 Cim 3 Spr 4 Spr 5 Maxwell 7 Parish Hall Conv Ctr Abs Totals
US Senate                      
Allen E Weh 26 16 14 24 11 33 8 61 71 36 300
David Kale Clements 5 4 6 11 13 6 6 29 40 22 142
                       
County Sheriff                      
Rick A Sinclair 18 14 20 22 17 23 10 52 66 51 293
Peter J Casias III 9 8 5 13 6 14 4 43 47 12 161
                       
                       
                       
Democrats                      
US Represenetive                    
Ben R Lujan 41 23 61 29 45 84 29 404 258 193 1167
Robert Blanch 6 3 0 9 4 17 7 58 49 33 186
                       
Governor                      
Howie C Morales 2 2 4 0 0 1 2 10 7 26 54
Alan M Webber 18 5 7 8 6 10 5 44 33 27 163
Lawerence D Rael 16 7 24 10 19 36 13 211 133 55 524
Gary King 12 10 25 17 20 42 10 166 131 102 535
Linda Lopez 3 2 3 5 1 8 5 32 7 20 86
                       
State Treasurer                      
Tim Eichenburg 23 6 27 14 22 47 14 214 144 102 613
John Wertheim 23 20 29 24 23 41 14 212 140 118 644
                       
County Sheriff                      
Steve A Marquez 9 19 28 17 22 31 9 169 172 76 552
Leon J Herrera 4 1 0 2 5 23 3 17 12 8 75
Lawerence J Trujillo 17 5 33 18 19 48 21 267 114 145 687
Vidal A Sandoval 3 2 2 2 3 2 1 20 19 6 60
                       
State Representative                    
Bengie Regensberg 14 7 32 14 28 59 17     32 203
Nick Salazar 29 19 28 26 20 37 18     26 203
                       
TOTAL VOTERS 85 51 92 76 74   51 586     1015
                       

In Loving Memory of Ronnie Vasquez

Ronnie Vasquez age 43 of Raton passed away on Sunday June 1st, 2014. He was born on August 18th 1970 to Ron and Dora Sosa Vasquez in Raton. Ronnie loved to go bike riding with is daughter Hope whom he loved very much. He also loved to do wood work. He was a very giving and caring person and always put others first. He loved his parents and brothers very much and was a wonderful son, father, and uncle whom will be missed dearly.

Ronnie is survived by his parents, Dora Vasquez of Raton, NM and Ron Vasquez of Emporia, KS; daughter Hope Lynn Vasquez of Raton; sons: Robert, Josh, Phil and Anthony all of Springer, NM; and Jose Armijo of Phoenix, AZ; brothers: Michael Vasquez and wife Brenda of Raton, Jared Vasquez, and Vincent Vasquez and companion Rachael all of Emporia, KS; wife Tina Vasquez of Springer, NM. Numerous aunts, uncles, nephews and nieces also survive.

A viewing will be held on Thursday June 5th, 2014 at 2pm in the chapel of the Alderette Pomeroy Funeral Home. A Funeral Service will be held on Friday June 6th, 2014 at 10am also in the Chapel of the Alderette Pomeroy Funeral Home. Burial will follow at the Mt. Calvary Cemetery.

A fund has been set up at International Bank to help with the funeral expenses for Ron Vasquez.

Arrangements for Ronnie Vasquez are under the care and direction of the Alderette Pomeroy Funeral Home of Raton.

Colfax County Commission Regular Meeting Agenda June 10, 2014

REGULAR MEETING

JUNE 10, 2014

AGENDA

 

PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Colfax County Board of Commissioners will meet in Regular Session on Tuesday, June 10. 2014 at 9:00 a.m. in the Commission Chambers, 3rd floor 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 May 27, 2014, Budget Workshop Minutes May 27, 2014,  RBC Workshop Minutes, May 28, 2014, ICIP Minutes, May 28, 2014
  5. Recognize Visitors
  6. Discuss/Action – Expenditures, Accounts  Payable
  7. Discuss/Action – Approval for Cimarron Beautification and Revitalization Project; Ms. Mindy Cahill
  8. Discuss/Action  – Food Service Management Contract Renewal Agreement Between Colfax County and Summit Food Service, LLC
  9. Discuss/Action – USDA FY 15 Work/Financial Plan for Wildlife Services
  10. Discuss/Action – DWI Grant Agreement No. 15-D-J-G-05
  11. Discuss/Action – Liquor License Lease for the Raton Rodeo Association
  12. Discuss/Action – Renewal Letter for Extension of Agreement with Deer Oaks EAP Services, LLC for Employee Assistance Program Services
  13. Discuss/Action – RFP #2014-01, County Attorney Services Proposals
  14. Discuss/Action – RFP #2014-02, Banking Fiscal Agent Proposals for the County of Colfax, New Mexico
  15. Discuss/Action – RFB #2014-02, Class A Pumper for Ute Park Fire Department Bids
  16. Discuss/Action – RFB #2014-04, 2014-2015 Hauling Gravel for Road Projects
  17. Discuss/Action – Resolution #2014–21, Extension of 2014 Cooperative Agreement between New Mexico Department of Transportation and Colfax County – Project #SB-7707 (935) 13
  18. Discuss/Action – Resolution #2014-22, Extension of 2014 Cooperative Agreement between New Mexico Department of Transportation and Colfax County – Project #SP-4-13 (950)
  19. Discuss/Action – Resolution #2014-23, Extension of 2014 Cooperative Agreement between New Mexico Department of Transportation and Colfax County – Project #CAP-4-13-(400)
  20. Discuss/Action – Resolution #2014-24, Taos Pines Ranch Special Road Assessment District
  21. Discuss/Action – Final Passage to Adopt Ordinance #2014-02, Safety Net Care Pool Fund, as required by New Mexico SB-268 Dedicating and Transferring an Amount Equal to a Gross Receipts Tax Rate of One-Twelve Percent
  22. Discuss/Action – Authorize the Publication for Ordinance #2014-03, Amendment to Ordinance No #2004-02, Section IX, Part B; Employee Salaries
  23. Discuss/Action –  Authorize the Publication to Consider Adoption of Ordinance #2014-04, An Ordinance Adopting County Gross Receipts Tax Increment of Additional One-Twelve Percent
  24. Discuss/Action – Lease Agreement Between Colfax County and David M. Pangrac for South FBO Site at Airport
  25. Commissioners’ Docket
  26. Manager’s Docket
  27. Attorney’s Docket
  28. Adjourn  

 

 

Done this 2nd day of June, 2014

 

In Loving Memory of Dorothy Jean (Norvell) Howard

Dorothy Jean (Norvell) Howard, age 82, died Friday, May 30, 2014, in Clayton, New Mexico.

Graveside services will be held at 11:00 A.M. Central Time on Tuesday, June 3 at the Texline Cemetery in Texline, Texas with Dr. Rev. Alberta Helton pastor of the Reydon Community Church in Reydon, Oklahoma, officiating. Services are under the direction of Hass Funeral Directors of Clayton, New Mexico.

Dorothy Jean (Norvell) Howard was born on June 12, 1931 in Floydada, Texas to James Thomas Henry Norvell and Tinnie Purcella (Rape) Norvell. She married Melvin Daniel Howard on October 24, 1948 in Abernathy, Texas and he preceded her in death on December 25, 2008. They lived in Olton, Texas, Plainview, Texas, Floydada, Texas, Hereford, Texas, Fort Sumner, New Mexico and in Sedan, New Mexico since 1970. In addition to her parents and husband, Dorothy was preceded in death by 1 grandson, Travis Manns.

SURVIVORS:

1 DAUGHTER: Ronda Manns of Stephenville, Texas.

1 SON: Jim Howard of Dalhart, Texas.

3 GRANDCHILDREN: Edee Davis of Stephenville, Texas, Hunter Howard of Amarillo, Texas and Zachary Howard of Geneva, Alabama.

1 GREAT-GRANDDAUGHTER: Arminda Manns of Waterloo, New York.

In Loving Memory of Richard Alton Maness

Richard Alton Maness, III, age 57, died Thursday, May 29 in Amarillo, Texas.

Funeral Services will be held at 3:00 PM on Monday, June 2, 2014 at the First United Methodist Church in Clayton with Rev. Billy Rammage officiating. Burial will follow in the Clayton Memorial Cemetery by Hass Funeral Directors of Clayton.

Richard A. Maness, III was born on November 22, 1956 in Springer, New Mexico to Bob J. Maness and Caroline Marie (Johnson) Maness. He was raised near Gladstone, New Mexico and graduated from Clayton High School in 1974 and later from West Texas State University with a B.S. in Agriculture business and Economics. Richard worked as a Banker most of his life serving as Vice President, Branch Manager and Senior Vice President for Winter Garden Production Credit, Vice President for Texas Production Credit Association, Senior Vice President and Senior Loan Officer for First National Bank of Walsenburg, Colorado, Manager of Loans and Operations for Trinity Credit Union in Trinidad, Colorado and as the Community Banking President for Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. in Dalhart. Since 2006 Richard had been self employed as a financial consultant. Richard married Gayle VanPelt on September 20, 2003 in Clayton, New Mexico. He was preceded in death by his grandparents; Delia Lillian Johnson in 1985, David Johnson in 1995, Richard Alton Maness, II in 1990 and Lela Vianna Maness in 2001, by an aunt; Billie Alice Jackson and an uncle; Jr. Heppard.

SURVIVORS:

WIFE: Gayle Maness of Dalhart, Texas.

MOTHER: Caroline Maness of Amarillo, Texas.

FATHER: Bob Maness of Clayton, New Mexico.

1 SISTER: Jackie Jacobs and her husband J. W. of Rochelle, Texas.

3 UNCLES: Lloyd Maness and his wife Sue of Yeso, New Mexico, Don Maness of Reserve, New Mexico and John Jackson of Kenton, Oklahoma.

2 AUNTS: Bonnie Heppard of Kenton, Oklahoma and Vicki Hildreth and her husband Tommye of Lafayette, Colorado.

and numerous cousins.

MEMORIALS: In lieu of flowers, the family asks that contributions be made to the Farmers & Stockmans Bank in Clayton or to the First State Bank in Dalhart, Texas for assistance with Medical Expenses and Final Expenses.