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. 


Friday Balloon Rally_3617

Friday Balloon Rally_3620

Friday Balloon Rally_3625

Friday Balloon Rally_3631

Friday Balloon Rally_3634

Friday Balloon Rally_3638

Friday Balloon Rally_3639

Friday Balloon Rally_3648

Friday Balloon Rally_3654

Friday Balloon Rally_3657

Friday Balloon Rally_3660


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. 


Josh Duran

Josh Duran