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Season Opener for Lady Tigers Saturday

By Marty Mayfield

KRTN Multi-Media

The young Lady Tigers team opened the volleyball season at home against the Roberston Lady Cardinals Saturday with new head coach Tamara Johnson at the helm with the help of her former coach Tina Dorrance. 

The JV team struggled against the Lady Cardinals but had a solid performance but dropped both games 25-13 and 25-19.

The young varsity team only had one game they struggled in as they gave the Lady Cardinals a run for the money when they pulled out the third game. The Lady Tigers saw solid play from Kristina Jansen and Alina Pillmore at the net. Coach Johnson later commented on how sophomore Pillmore has really stepped up at the net. Daisy Earle also shined after she was placed in the libero position in the second game of the match. 

Coach Johnson commented after the match that all the girls played well against a tough Robertson team. Raton was in every game except the second one where Robertson simply dominated the court. In game three the Lady Tigers took the lead and let it slip away to a tie at 22. The girls stuck to it and pulled it out 25-22. Again the Lady Tigers took the lead in game four but just couldn’t maintain it and dropped the game 25-18. 

JV

Robertson 25  25

Raton 13  19

Varsity

Robertson  25  25  22  25

Raton        19   11  25  18

 

Joslin Romero, playing Labero, makes a play for the ball

Joslin Romero, playing Labero, makes a play for the ball

 

Brand new head coach Tamara Johnson takes a time out to talk to her young team during the match with robertson.

Brand new head coach Tamara Johnson takes a time out to talk to her young team during the match with robertson.

 

Montana Trujillo sets the ball for the outside hitter.

Montana Trujillo sets the ball for the outside hitter.

 

The girls celebrate after sophomore Alina Pillmore made a great block at the net.

The girls celebrate after sophomore Alina Pillmore made a great block at the net.

 

Sophia Maddaleni also plays setter for the Lady Tigers

Sophia Maddaleni also plays setter for the Lady Tigers

 

Kristina Jansen makes the block at the net during the match with Robertson

Kristina Jansen makes the block at the net during the match with Robertson

 

Alina Pillmore just misses the speeding ball as goes for the block in the third game with Robertson

Alina Pillmore just misses the speeding ball as goes for the block in the third game with Robertson

Tigers Shut Out in La Junta

By Marty Mayfield

KRTN Multi-Media

New Raton head coach Tori Giacomo and team traveled over the hill and down the road to La Junta Friday for Raton’s season opener on the road and was shut out by the bigger La Junta Tigers 52-0.

This freshman dominated team lead by quarterback senior Dante Mileta had a slow start going four and out on the first series. The defense also had problems getting things to gel as La Junta took their opening drive and went 58 yards in nine plays mostly on the legs of Dominic Brown who took it the final four yards for the TD. Senior Jesus Huerta placed the PAT right down the middle of the uprights and would prove to be a solid kicker throughout the game even making a 38 yard field goal in the second quarter.

La Junta would hold the young Raton team to less than 25 plays in the first half while they managed to cross the goal line five times on the legs of Dominic Brown, Dax Bender and Wyatt Buhr. By half time the La Junta lead the lop-sided game 38-0.

La Junta playing many JV players the second half would rack up two more touchdowns on the running clock quickened half.

Coach Giacomo later told KRTN that he was happy that the boys “never gave up” as they continued to play hard despite the score on the scoreboard. Looking forward to Trinidad this week Giacomo indicated that Raton will work on themselves to prepare for the game.

 

 

Dylan Query takes the opening kickoff in La Junta Friday evening

Dylan Query takes the opening kickoff in La Junta Friday evening

 

Big Senior Dominic Brown proved to be a tough running back to bring down for the smaller Raton Players.

Big Senior Dominic Brown proved to be a tough running back to bring down for the smaller Raton Players.

 

Dakota Martinez moves into position to take the hand off from QB Dante Mileta in La Junta Friday evening

Dakota Martinez moves into position to take the hand off from QB Dante Mileta in La Junta Friday evening

 

Jonathan Cabrieles takes the hand off and moves left Friday night in La Junta

Jonathan Cabrieles takes the hand off and moves left Friday night in La Junta

In Loving Memory of Donna Jean Stockton Hume

Our mother, Donna Jean was born April 14, 1940 in Raton, New Mexico to Henry C. Stockton and Thelma Mae (Slater) Stockton. She passed away peacefully August 18, 2014 in Bountiful, Utah.

 

Donna and her sister Susie shared many happy memories growing up on the Stockton Ranch in Raton, New Mexico.  As sisters they forged a bond and friendship that lasted a lifetime.

As a junior in High School she was the Kearny-Entrada Rodeo Princess.  She was a member of the student council her senior year and was very active in many clubs and activities.  She graduated with honors from Raton High school with her friends in the class of 1958.  She then attended Colorado Women’s College in Denver, Colorado.  She told us many stories about her friends and the fun they had during that time.

 

Donna married Douglas R. Hume on August 1, 1959 (divorced).  Together 40 years, they raised 3 children.  In life she was a homemaker, wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, aunt & friend.

 

Our memories of our mother growing up are happy ones.  She spent many hours with us doing arts & crafts.  She loved holidays and made them so fun.  She was an avid reader, loved poetry and was a great cook.  She instilled in us a joy of life, independence and taught us to embrace adventure.  Our mom loved living in Bountiful (42 years) and had many friends. She was a member of the LDS Church.

 

In passing, she joins her father and mother; and daughter, Donna Sue.

 

She leaves her children: Dawn Cook (Craig) Bountiful, Utah, Dyan Sandell (Tim) Colorado, Douglas H. Hume (Christie) Bountiful; sister, Diana “Susie” Parker (Fred) Raton, New Mexico; grandchildren: Ciera Nay (Bobby), Danielle Rosebush (Kyle), Dallin Cook, Samantha Cook, Malory Cook, Audrey Sandell, Kendrick Hume, Erin Hume; great- grandchildren: Jack Nay, Cache Nay, Ellie Nay (who will join us any day); nieces: Debra Montoya (Mike), Becky Walker (Ernie).  It was mom’s wish to be laid to rest in Raton New Mexico near her parents.

 

A graveside service will be held at a later date.  Arrangements entrusted to Lindquist’s Bountiful Mortuary.  Please share your memories online at www.lindquistmortuary.com

In Loving Memory of Albert B. Garcia

Albert B. Garcia (92) went to be with his Lord on August 25, 2014. Albert was born June 14, 1922 in Los Narahjos, NM to Eva (Valdez) & Louis Garcia. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the Philippines Theater of War receiving an Honorable Discharge. Upon returning home he went to work at the family ranch & coal mine in Bon Carbo, Colorado. In 1947 he moved to Springer NM to work for Frontier Power & Light, (which later became Springer Electric Co-op), where he worked for 41 ½ years to the age of 65. It was there that he met and married the love of his life Alice (Martinez) Garcia. Albert loved to hunt, fish, camp, golf, bowl & water ski. He was a loving, caring, and giving husband, father, grandfather, great- grandfather, great-great grandfather,& brother. He was quite the jokester as he always stated that the nation was celebrating his birthday by putting out their U.S. Flags on June14 (Flag Day). He so enjoyed the Avenue of Flags at the Court House. Albert & Alice was a member of St. Patrick’s/St. Joseph’s Catholic Church.

Albert was preceded in death by his parents Eva & Louis Garcia, his son Bennie Garcia, grandson Bennie Garcia Jr, brothers, Arthur, Joe & Ernie Garcia, sisters Felia Fernandez, & Viola Ramirez. Sister-in-laws Julia Cordova, Flora Salazar, brothers-in-laws Andy Armijo, Lee Cruz, Arthur Valdez, Augustine Fernandez, & Frank Torrez, and son-in-law Larry Medina.

Albert is survived by this loving wife of 66 years Alice Garcia. Son Albert (Carol) Garcia Jr. of Raton. Daughters Gloria (Delbert) Rose of San Antonio TX, & Jane Medina of Raton. Nine grandchildren, Kevin (Carol), David (Toni), Garcia, & Tammy (Richie) Gonzales all of Raton. James (Jessica), Manuel, & Paul Garcia of Odessa, TX. Donalisa Medina of Clovis, NM, Steven (Shannon) Medina of Hondo, TX., & Nathan (Chantelle) Medina of Raton. 25 Great-grandchildren and 5 Great-Great grandchildren. Daughter in-law Juanita (Cruz) Garcia of Odessa TX, Brothers Louie (Angie) Garcia of Pueblo, Co., & Pete Garcia of Trinidad, Co. Sister Josie Torrez of Colorado Springs, Co. Brother in-laws Johnny Ramirez of Trinidad, Co, Camilo(Jr.) Cordova, Gilbert (Julia) Martinez Raton, John (Ernestine) Martinez of Springer. Sister-in-laws Nancy Valdez, Dolores (Donnie) Fernandez of Raton, Nora Cruz of Springer, Viola (Manuel) Avila of Albuquerque NM. Mary Garcia of Trinidad, Co. Several nieces, nephews & cousins also survive.

Visitation will be held on Friday August 29th from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. at the Alderette Funeral Home Chapel. Recitation of the Most Holy Rosary will be at St. Patrick’s/St. Joseph’s Catholic Church on Saturday August 30th at 9:30 a.m. by Deacon Tom Alderette, with a Solemn Mass of the Resurrection to follow at 10:00 a.m. with Father John Trambley as the celebrant. Rite of Committal and Interment will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery. A dinner will be held following the services at the St. Patrick’s-St. Joseph’s Parish Hall.

Arrangements for Albert B. Garcia are under the care and direction of the Alderette Pomeroy Funeral Home of Raton.

In Loving Memory of Stephanie J. Feldman

Stephanie J. Feldman age 59 of Raton, NM, passed away Saturday August 23, 2014 in Raton. She was born December 7, 1954 in Raton, NM, the daughter of Estevan Jojola and Theresa Horner. She was a Loan Supervisor at the International Bank for many years, a member of the Lighthouse Christian Church in Raton, she loved playing bingo, fishing, hunting , camping arts and crafts but most of all her grandchildren and family.

She is preceded in death by her parents, sister Karen Jojola Cordova, brother in law Ira Bowers. She is survived by her husband Tom of the home, two daughters, Lisa Marie Padilla of Raton and Dana Padilla of Raton, two sisters Nadine Bowers of Albuquerque, NM and Linda Castellini of Raton. Grandchildren Demita Aragon, Salvador Aragon, Shilyn Padilla and Bryson Liles, cousin Vince Villavencio and numerous nieces and nephews. 

Memorial services will be Saturday August 30, 2014 at 10:00 A.M. at the Yaksich-Long Funeral Home Chapel with Monty McGowen officiating.

Arrangements and celebration of love for Stephanie J. Feldman are under the direction of the Yaksich-Long Funeral Home of Raton. 

In Loving Memory of Fermin E. Lopez

Fermin E. Lopez age 77, of Raton, NM, passed away Friday August 22, 2014 in Raton. He was born September 26, 1936 in Coyote, NM, the son of Tony and Rebecca Salazar-Lopez. Fermin was a twenty year Veteran of the United States Air Force, has worked as a coal miner for ten years and was a member of St. Patrick’s-St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Raton. He was a past member and exalted Ruler of the B.P.O. Elks Lodge, and a past member of the Knights of Columbus. He loved Golf, fishing, hunting, camping, traveling and loved spending time with his family.

He is preceded in death by his parents, his brother Toni Lopez and sister Polly Jaramillo. Fermin is survived by his wife Stephanie of the home, one daughter Lori Clark of Dallas, TX, two step-daughters Melissa Goetsch Medina and husband Stevie of Raton, NM, and Joanna Self and husband Jonathan of Clovis, NM. One son Leonard L. Lopez and wife Penny of Raton, NM. Two sisters Inez Lopez of Salt Lake City, UT, and Ruthann Ortiz and husband Rudy of Price, UT. One brother Joe Lopez of Layton, UT. 
Grandchildren Jamie and Ashley Lopez; Jeremy, Anthony, and Nicholas Clark; Lakken, Halle and Kira Medina; Katelyn Self and great grandchildren Tyson, Colton, and Cooper.

Visitation will be Thursday August 28, 2014 from 10:00 A.M. until 6:00 P.M. at the Yaksich-Long Funeral Home in Raton.

Recitation of the Most Holy Rosary will be at 9:30 A.M. Friday August 29, 2014 at St. Patrick;s-St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Raton recited by Frank Cimino Jr. Mass of the Resurrection will follow at 10:00 A.M. with Father John Trambley as the celebrant. Rite of Christian Burial will be in the Mt. Calvary Cemetery in Raton.

Funeral services and celebration of love for Fermin E. Lopez are under the direction of the Yaksich-Long Funeral Home of Raton. 

In Loving Memory of Marcelino Moreno, Jr.

Marcelino Moreno, Jr. age 50 passed away August 7th, 2014 at Christus St. Vincent Hospital in Santa Fe, NM. Marcy as we all called him, was born in Springer on august 25th, 1963 to Marcelino and Clara Moreno. Through his young life he attended Springer schools and served as an altar boy at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church. He enjoyed baseball and football in high school and proceeded to graduate in 1982. He was also a member of the New Mexico Nation Guard and worked as an employee for the town of Springer. Throughout his life he battles a tough life with his own person sickness.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two brother Fred and Frank, maternal grandparents, aunts and uncles. He is survived by his brother Willie and wife Ruth and family of Raton, Joseph and wife Lori and family of Las Vegas, sisters Vicky and husband Frank Grine of Springer, Christina and husband Robert Rivera of Springer, also survived are several nieces and nephews.

Solemn Mass of the Resurrection will be held on Thursday August 28th 2014 at 11am at the St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Springer, NM with inurnment to follow at the Springer Cemetery.

Arrangements for Marcelino Moreno, Jr. are under the direction of the Alderette Pomeroy Funeral Home of Raton.

Shuler Theater Begins its 100th Year Anniversary

By Marty Mayfield

KRTN Multi-Media

Wednesday night on stage at the Shuler Theater began the 100th year, in 1914 construction workers layer the cornerstone of what would become city hall, a fire station with stables and a theater.

Billy Donati, President of the Shuler Restoration Committee spoke to a large crowd Wednesday night giving a short history of the building and how it came to be.

Peter Simon played “Rhapsody in Blue” on the Steinway. He has performed three other times at the Shuler.

Bill Fegan then told the crowd about the Kaleidoscope Players and how they came to Raton in 1963 when he met with Evelyn Shuler and other businessmen of Raton. Bill Fegan remarked that if he had known at the time he would be spending the rest of his life here he might of done things a bit differently. 

 

The 100th Shuler Theater Cornerstone

The 100th Shuler Theater Cornerstone

 

A brick made available for silent auction

A brick made available for silent auction

 

Rev Adrianne Coleman gave the invocation for the 100th Anniversary of the laying of the cornerstone of the Shuler Theater.

Rev Adrianne Coleman gave the invocation for the 100th Anniversary of the laying of the cornerstone of the Shuler Theater.

 

Mayor Sandra Mantz spoke to the crowd at the Shuler Theater 100th anniversary of the laying of the cornerstone

Mayor Sandra Mantz spoke to the crowd at the Shuler Theater 100th anniversary of the laying of the cornerstone

 

Billy Donati spoke about the history of the theater including the story of the Steinway

Billy Donati spoke about the history of the theater including the story of the Steinway

 

Peter Simon at the keyboard of the Shuler Theater Steinway

Peter Simon at the keyboard of the Shuler Theater Steinway

 

Peter Simon at the keyboard

Peter Simon at the keyboard

 

Bill Fegan spoke about how the Shuler came to be today the one place in Raton for live theater

Bill Fegan spoke about how the Shuler came to be today the one place in Raton for live theater

 

Bill Fegan spoke before a large crowd at the Shuler Theater telling the group about the Kaleidoscope Players.

Bill Fegan spoke before a large crowd at the Shuler Theater telling the group about the Kaleidoscope Players.

 

The Air Force Academy Winds played on stage at the Shuler Theater during the Shuler Theater 100th anniversary of the laying of the cornerstone

The Air Force Academy Winds played on stage at the Shuler Theater during the Shuler Theater 100th anniversary of the laying of the cornerstone

 

A wood plaque for the Shuler Theater

A wood plaque for the Shuler Theater

 

Evelyn Shuler

Evelyn Shuler

Charges Dismissed in Ray Murder Case

By Marty Mayfield

KRTN Multi-Media

According to court records the murder case against Donna Ray has been dismissed without prejudice due to a lack of evidence.

Donna Ray was arrested and charged last April with her mother, Geraldine Ray’s (89) death after her mother was found deceased at her home just south of Roy, NM in January. 

The initial cause of death was listed as homicide by the Medical Investigator’s Office. The cause of death has since been reclassified as undetermined. 

According to a release received by KRQE news from Ray’s attorneys the release said the handwriting on the alleged suicide notes matched the handwriting of Geraldine Ray. It also noted that there was no DNA or fingerprints from Donna Ray found on any of the items taken into evidence in the case nor does Donna Ray have financial motive to kill. 

In Loving Memory of James (Jim) E. Hilyard

James (Jim) E. Hilyard  1950-2014

 Born in Worcester, Ma. to Charles and Yvonne Hilyard on December
 29,1950. He parted from this world on August 1, 2014 in Albuquerque,
 NM. He served in the US Coast Guard from 1970-1974 stationed in Simeri
 Crichi, Italy at Loran Station and was selected for the Presidential
 Honor Guard. He moved to New Mexico in 1994 and worked for Sysco NM
 until his death.

 He was preceded in death by his father Charles Hilyard and
 father-in-law Frank Spalding. He is survived by his wife Theresa and
 his beloved “buddy” Vado. Also surviving are his mother Yvonne Hilyard
 of Massachusetts, mother-in-law Shirley Spalding of Albuquerque. Four
 children, Kerrie Randell (Steve) of Massachusetts, Jessica Hilyard of
 Massachusetts, Jaime O’Brien (Matthew) of California and Jim Hilyard
 (Kim) of Albuquerque. Step-children, Talia Cervo Vasquez (Tim Beard)
 of Albuquerque and Keith Cervo (Vanessa) of Raton, NM. Eight
 grandchildren, Kylie Hilyard , Sophie and Charlie Randell, Cody
 Schuster, Justin Vasquez, Kayle Beard, Mason Cervo and McKenzie Cervo.
 Two brothers-in-law, Bill Bumphrey (Valerie) of Albuquerque and Craig
 Phillips (Deanna) of California. Several nieces and nephews, cousins
 and friends. No services were held at his request. His ashes will be
 laid to rest in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Massachusetts
 where he was born and raised.