Archive for: July 2014

Raton City Commission Meeting Agenda July 8, 2014




       TUESDAY, JULY 8, 2014 AT 6PM


A regular meeting of the City Commission of the City of Raton will be held on July 8, 2014 at 6:00 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 Mantz. 

  • Next Regular Commission Meeting Tuesday, July 22, 2014 at 6pm.
  • Proclamation – Raton Fire & Emergency Services 4th of July Fireworks Display
  • Proclamation- Relay for Life

 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 June 24, 2014 Regular Commission Meeting Minutes.

     B.    Deliberate and Act on Resolution 2014-22: NMDOT Aviation Division Application for 2014-2015 Consumables Grant.

     C.    City Manager’s Report  

  • Board Appointments
  • Commemorative Shuler Cornerstone
  • Bohannon Huston/Multimodal
  • Regular Commission Meeting July 22, 2014
        GRT Ordinance Approval, Final Budget Adjustment, End of Year Report &
         FY 15 Final Budget Approval
  • Procurement Training
  • Amtrak Special July 12, 2014
  • Aging & LT Services Department
  • 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 Thursday, July 3, 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.




Tricia Garcia, City Clerk 

Up Up and Away as Balloons Soar Over Raton

By Marty Mayfield

KRTN Multi-Media

Twenty years ago a balloon ride for a young man started it all off and today it continues as the International Santa Fe Trail Balloon Rally. The rally took to the skies today with 16 pilots and balloons in attendance.  

This morning’s crowd cheered as the balloons inflated and took skyward. As of this morning balloonist still had room for chase crew. While it maybe a little work being on a chase crew is one way to get a ride on a balloon. Often times sponsors for the balloons don’t have enough people to fill out a crew so that leaves room for others and as a thank you sometime the crew gets a ride in the balloon too. 

The rally will continue Saturday and Sunday morning at La Mesa airfield so rise and shine and bring the family out for the colorful time. 


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New Mexico State Police and the Fourth Judicial District Attorney’s Office Seek Assistance

District Attorney Richard Flores of the Fourth Judicial District in Las Vegas, NM, in conjunction with the New Mexico State Police and the family of Cindy Rivera, seek assistance from the community in finding Cindy Rivera.

Ms. Rivera has been missing since June 29, 2012.  Ms. Rivera was last seen at her home on Peggy Lee Lane in Las Vegas, New Mexico.  Ms. Rivera was born in 1993, which made her 19 years old at the time of disappearance. She would be 21 years old now. She is 5 feet, 1 inch tall and weighs 134 pounds.  She was last seen wearing pink colored silk pajama bottom pants and a white spaghetti strap top.  Cindy goes by the nickname of “Tig.”

The Rivera family has offered a $50,000 reward for information that leads to the finding of Ms. Rivera.

District Attorney Flores states, “I strongly feel that someone out there has information about Ms. Rivera which will lead law enforcement to finding her.  If so, I respectfully ask that you come forward.  It has been two long years for the family.  It is time that we bring her home.  The Rivera family needs to know where their daughter is.  It is the right thing to do.”  He further stated, “We will not stop until she is found.”

Mr. Flores requested that anyone with information regarding Ms. Rivera or the circumstances surrounding her disappearance should contact either:


New Mexico State Police at (505) 425-6771

Roy Pacheco, DA Investigator at (505) 425-6746

Missing Person Hotline at 1-800-457-3463

 Cindy Rivera missing pdf

Magistrate Judge Dismisses Duran Case

By Marty Mayfield

KRTN Multi-Media

On June 24 Magistrate Court Judge Warren Walton dismissed the case against Josh Duran (26) after the victim failed to show up for court to testify in the case for the third time.

The original court date had been set for May 27, 2014 but was rescheduled to June 4, and then again on June 24.

Duran was charged with criminal sexual penetration of a minor and contributing to the delinquency of a minor, both fourth degree felonies. The charges were brought against Duran after a March 11 incident where he and a 17 year old female Raton student had a sexual encounter according to a State Police report. 


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Raton Police Blotter July 2014

JULY 30, 2014


Andrew Lee Romero: (29) Arrest Order violated probation conditions Current conviction of larceny of stolen property




Sandy Sandoval: expired registration

Raymond Headley: failed to use turn signal and no proof of insurance

Alma Guerrero: speeding

Beau Fernandez: speeding

Lou Ross: seatbelt violation

America Astorga: failure to signal and driver to be licensed

Christine Gonzales: failure to signal at intersection

Jenny Sova: speeding

Edwin Fountain: speeding


Daniel Apodaca: failure to signal


JULY 29, 2014


Devon Romero: driver to be licensed

Lawrence Muniz: stop sign violation 


July 28, 2014


David Aragon: (53) Aggravated DWI (5th offense), resisting/evading obstructing an officer

Brenda L. Blaubach: (42) Bench Warrant / contempt of court (Colorado)

Jose L.  Cazares: (26) Arrest Order / probation violation /alcohol

Albert F. Garcia: (45)   Aggravated DWI (3rd offense), suspended revoked license 


Burglary (commercial)

Larceny (2 incidents)

Burglary /tampering with evidence


David Aragon: expired registration, no proof of insurance and suspended revoked license

Richard Casados: expired insurance

Anthony Moore: equipment violation, expired registration, no proof of insurance and invalid suspended license

Leo Segura: no proof of insurance

Danielle Serna: no proof of insurance 


July 25, 2014


Orlando E. Sanchez: (35) Battery household member

Karrie Archuleta: (37) Arrest Warrant / Embezzlement (over $250.00)


Joe David Lopez: shoplifting

Michelle Wilkins: expired registration and no proof of insurance 


JULY 24, 2014


Isidro G. Chavez Jr. (34) Arrest Warrant for false imprisonment, battery against household member and interference with communication


Joseph Montoya: suspended driver’s license

Tristin Martinez: expired registration and no proof of insurance

Bobby Sisneros: expired registration and no proof of insurance

Jolene Onstott: expired registration

Francisco Quezada: expired registration


JULY 23, 2014


Levi Martinez: (33) Arrest Warrant aggravated stalking and breaking and entering

Denise Atwater: (26) Bench Warrant forgery (4counts)


Nick Gallegos: dog at large, vicious animal and no city tags

Joseph Romero: no proof of insurance, suspended license and expired registration

Jessica Haynes: seatbelt violation

Susan Pilgram: seatbelt violation

Gilbert Romero: seatbelt violation


Susan Pilgram: tail lights out and U-turn at intersection 

Gilbert Romero: obstructed view 


JULY 22, 2014




Jose Islas: suspended driver’s license and no proof of insurance

Angel Gallegos: driver to be licensed and no proof of insurance

Melissa Gutierrez: expired tags

Antonio Cordova: no proof of insurance

Matthew Beedle: expired tags

Jolene Onstott: operator to be licensed and expired tags


JULY 21, 2014


Rubin Sisneros: (33) larceny


Lost found property




Albert Manfredi: dog at large (2counts), vicious animal (2counts) no city dog tags (2counts)

Virginia Strohm:  seatbelt violation, no proof of registration, no proof of insurance

Jacque Peppin-Osborn: expired registration

Ruperto Ruiz: expired registration and no proof of insurance

Christopher Trujillo: driving while license suspended

Yalina Saenz: speeding and no proof of insurance

Jared Vasquez: seatbelt violation

Johnny Vigil: speeding


Adriane Lujan: failure to stop

Anthony Fernandez: seatbelt violation 



July 18, 2014


one incident of burglary


Yolanda Vasquez (38)                  Magistrate Court warrant – failure to pay fines


Richard Garcia                          no dog tags

Patricia Gonzales                       driving while license suspended/revoked, expired        registration, & no insurance

Stephen Lanier                          battery

William Muniz                           driver to be licensed

Peyton Rodriguez                       no insurance, expired registration, & driver to be          licensed

Bobby Sisneros                          no insurance & expired registration


July 17, 2014


one incident of criminal damage


Charles Valdez (27)                       District Court warrant – failure to comply with conditions of probation


 Jude Anaya                                 no seatbelt & no insurance

 Casey Martinez                             no seatbelt

 John Pascetti                              no seatbelt

 John Casey Van Buskirk               no seatbelt

 James Valerio-Angeli                    speeding 43/35

 Bryanna Vargas                            no seatbelt, no insurance, & driver to be licensed


Bryanna Vargas                            speeding 35/30


July 16, 2014


one incident of criminal damage


 Robert Gutierrez (34)                          District Court warrant – failure to comply with conditions of probation

Joe Martinez (29)                              probation violation – drugs

Leroy Martinez (45)                            Municipal Court warrant – failure to appear & Magistrate Court warrant – failure to appear

Shauna Martinez (36)                         Municipal Court warrant – failure to appear

Krissy Romero (27)                            probation violation – leaving the county

Charles Varela (42)                            District Court warrant – failure to comply with conditions of probation


Savanna Chavez                                no insurance & driver to be licensed

Adrian Hernandez                             driver to be licensed

Eddie Lawrence                                speeding 44/30

Frank Lucero                                    shoplifting

Erin Vigil                                        no insurance & no seatbelts


Antonio Amparan                              no seatbelts

Savanna Chavez                                speeding 31/25 & tail light out

Patricia Mares                                  obstructed view

Johnny Medina                                no seatbelts

Daryn Romero                                  speeding 30/25    


July 15, 2014


David Licon (22)                               probation violation – changing residence & alcohol

Justin Martinez (31)                          probation violation – tested positive for drugs

Daniel Padilla (48)                            probation violation – tested positive for drugs

Nicole Reust (42)                               probation violation – tested positive for meth



JULY 14, 2014  


Jerrod Turner: (26) Arrest Order / supervision level

William W. Sanchez: (41) Arrest Order / reporting

Justin Griego: (25) negligent use of deadly weapon

Christian A. Ortega: (26) DWI (1st offense) Arrest Order / use of alcohol


Lost / found property

Burglary (residential)


Christian A. Ortega: open container

Matthew Madrid: seatbelt violation, driver to be licensed, no proof of Insurance and expired registration



July 11, 2014


two incidents of criminal damage & one incident of burglary


Jose Cazares (26)                              Magistrate Court warrant – failure to comply

Jolly Cordova (24)                             probation violation – tested positive for drugs

Daniel Luther (52)                             probation violation – state laws/weapons

Michael Raines (45)                           Bernalillo County warrant – failure to appear


Paul Roybal                                      driving while license suspended/revoked



July 10, 2014


Peyton Rodriguez (43)                        Magistrate Court warrant – failure to appear

Josephine Romero (41)                      Magistrate Court warrant – failure to pay fines

David Sanchez (28)                            probation violation – tested positive for meth

Gary Valdez (52)                                Municipal Court warrant – failure to appear

Vanessa Valdez (33)                           Magistrate Court warrant – failure to appear


 Megan Garcia                                   no dog tags

 Nicole Garcia                                   expired registration, no insurance, & failure to stop

Frank Rodriguez                               no dog tags

Shayne Romero                                 dog at large

Larry Sanchez                                  failure to stop

Rubin Sisneros                                 criminal damage   


July 9, 2014


three incidents of criminal damage    


Melissa Medina (42)                          District warrant

Fred Romero (58)                               probation violation – tested positive for drugs

Gilbert Romero (25)                           District warrant

David Sanchez (28)                            District warrant



July 8, 2014


two incidents of criminal damage      


Gary Montoya (49)                             probation violation – tested positive for drugs


Amber Clingerman                            speeding 40/25

Brandi Cruz-Gonzales                        driver to be licensed

Linda Fernandez                               no insurance, no seatbelts & driver to be licensed

Marcus Hodge                                   no seatbelts

Cody Long                                        improper turning & speeding 44/35

Albert Ortiz                                      no dog tags & dog at large

Dolores Romero                                expired registration

Felicity Romero                                 expired registration & driver to be licensed

Crystal Sanchez                                no seatbelts

Vanessa Valdez                                 driving while license suspended/revoked


Gilbert Gonzales                               speeding 43/35

Marcus Hodge                                   cracked windshield

Joseph Padilla                                 speeding 43/35


July 7, 2014


Danielle L. Cordova: (34) drugs/ failed to provide urine analysis

Paul Roybal: (34) driving while license revoked


Burglary (vehicle)

Burglary (two incidents)

Lost / found property (three incidents)

Criminal damage to property (two incidents)


Peyton R. Rodriguez: larceny (two counts)

Josephine Romero: no city dog tags and dog at large

Michael Romero: no city dog tags, dog at large and vicious animal

Marcus Martinez: no proof of insurance

Debra Trujillo: expired insurance

Jennie Gates: expired registration, no proof of insurance

Cayla Phillips:  seatbelt violation and no proof of insurance

Brittany Trujillo: no proof of insurance

Nathaniel Tavarez: expired registration

Crystal Apodaca: no proof of insurance


Laura Beth Graham: wrong lane used for turning

Michael Phillips: seatbelt violation and failed to signal

Roseann Montoya: failed to stop at stop sign

Chris Neary: stop sign violation

Cayla Phillips: no proof of registration

Paul Roybal: brake light out

Cody Barker: stop sign violation

Mary Scott: broken windshield

Dennis Decker: speeding 


July 3, 2014


Charles Valdez: (28) Arrest Order / failure to report


Criminal damage to property


Bryan Jacobs:  expired registration, driver to be licensed and no proof of insurance

Louisa Markley: driver to be licensed and no proof of insurance

John Milkovich:  expired registration and no proof of insurance

Amber Vargas: no city dog tags

Valerie Cordova: dog at large 


July 2, 2014


Henry M. Fratterelli: (33) Arrest Order / reporting

Peyton Rodriguez: (43)   Arrest Warrant / failed to register as sex offender, criminal damage to property and resisting /refusing to obey


Criminal damage to property



Lost/found property


Yessica Marquez: shoplifting

Vanessa Najera: no city dog tags and dog at large 


July 1, 2014


Criminal damage to property (5 incidents)



Preston Martinez: driver to be licensed

Meagan Garcia: prohibited nuisances, parking wrong side of street and current display of registration