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They Colored the Sky

By Marty Mayfield

KRTN Multi-Media

Jami Esquibel said “Raton needed some fun” and fun they had Saturday at Roundhouse park as walkers and runners participated in the Color for the Cure cancer fund raiser.

Participants made their way around the walking path and were sprayed with a colored powder as they passed the color stations. There were teams and individuals who participated to help raise money for cancer victims in Raton. There were about 100 participants Saturday and the whole event culminated in a splash of color as participants all gathered south of the Aquatic Center in the field and emptied color packets of powder into the air. 

 

Runners and walkers were dowsed with a colored powder as they went by one of four color stations Saturday morning during the "Color for the Cure" event held at Roundhouse Park.

Runners and walkers were dowsed with a colored powder as they went by one of four color stations Saturday morning during the “Color for the Cure” event held at Roundhouse Park.

 

Color for the Cure fund raiser was held Saturday morning at Roundhouse Park.

Color for the Cure fund raiser was held Saturday morning at Roundhouse Park.

 

Colored powered filled the air as the Color For The Cure cancer fund raising event came to a close Saturday morning at Roundhouse Park.

Colored powered filled the air as the Color For The Cure cancer fund raising event came to a close Saturday morning at Roundhouse Park.

Patchwork Phoenix Rises

By Marty Mayfield

KRTN Multi-Media

The newly opened Patchwork Phoenix cut the red ribbon today to officially open its doors to the public on Raton’s Historic First Street Friday at noon. 

Along with the Raton Ambassadors, Raton chamber of Commerce and our own KRTN staff Hal and Laura Brewer took the big scissors and cut the ribbon to welcome one and all to the store. The store will feature quilts, quilting supplies and material, along with ice cream, drinks and a gallery of paintings and pictures on the wall. 

The Brewers loved Raton so much that when Hal finally retired from the railroad they decided to stay here and as a result opened the new store. This will add one more shop to help revitalize the historic First Street in downtown Raton. 

 

 

The Ribbon Cutting ceremony was held in front of Patchwork Phoenix on Raton's Historic First Street Friday at noon.

The Ribbon Cutting ceremony was held in front of Patchwork Phoenix on Raton’s Historic First Street Friday at noon.

 

Hal and Laura Brewer visit with KRTN's Billy Donati after cutting the ribbon to officially open the Patchwork Phoenix on Raton's historic first street.

Hal and Laura Brewer visit with KRTN’s Billy Donati after cutting the ribbon to officially open the Patchwork Phoenix on Raton’s historic first street.

In Loving Memory of Melissa Summers

Melissa Summers, age 46, died Friday, August 15, 2014 in Dalhart, Texas. 

Cremation has taken place and Memorial Services are pending at this time. 

Melissa Summers was born February 21, 1968 in Dalhart, Texas to Robert Summers and Emma Jean (Kohler) Summers. A lifelong resident of the Texas Panhandle, Melissa had been a resident of Coon Memorial Nursing Home in Dalhart, Texas since 2007. Melissa was preceded in death by her parents and by an infant sister. 

SURVIVORS: 

1 SISTER: Belinda Waide and her husband Gary of Texline, Texas. 

2 BROTHERS: Berlin Summers and Jimmy Summers both of Dalhart, Texas. 

And several nieces and nephews.

Its a Building Year for RHS Volleyball

By Marty Mayfield

KRTN Multi-Media

Under the direction of new head coach Tamara Johnson the Lady Tigers took to the court this week to prepare for the upcoming 2014 volleyball season. 

Coach Johnson has enough players this year to have not just a JV and Varsity team but also a “C” team this year and she is looking forward to helping bring up the younger girls and is looking forward to a top team in the years to come if the girls will stick with it. Johnson who’s background is in physical training has been spending the morning practice session doing conditioning. 

So far this year two of the seniors are out with torn ACLs that were sustained this last summer in softball games and she wants to prevent that from happening with her girls. She is also wanting the girls to be ready for the sport which means quick response so she is conditioning their quick fire muscles with high intensity interval training.  

Johnson knows she has a tough season ahead of her with a new district and fewer returning players. She indicated that some of the sophomores will have to step up and possible play varsity ball. 

The Lady Tigers will start out the season at home on August 30 with a match against the Robertson Lady Cardinals followed by West Las Vegas on Sept 2.

  

 

Raton High's new head volleyball coach Tamara Johnson

Raton High’s new head volleyball coach Tamara Johnson

 

 

Conditioning is very important to volleyball head coach Tamara Johnson who is spending about 2 hours a day to get her girls ready for the season.

Conditioning is very important to volleyball head coach Tamara Johnson who is spending about 2 hours a day to get her girls ready for the season.

 

In Loving Memory of Eddie Corona

Eddie Corona passed away unexpectedly on August 8, 2014. He was born on March 3, 1986 to Freddie and Stephanie Corona in San Pablo, CA. On that special day he made his mother the happiest mother in the whole wide world. The bond they shared was like no other.

Eddie enjoyed spending time with his family. He loved to be with his grandpa and grandma. His pride and joy was his daughter Carmela AKA We Me and stepchildren Ruben and Lily. His spare time was spent with his big bro Al, his wife Melanie and kids and dearest friend Joe Larry. The main women in his life were his mother and two sisters Angelica AKA Tooty and Adelina AKA Wee Wee. He also had a special female friend, you know who you are! Eddie enjoyed driving around in his 66 Chevy Caprice, watching mafia movies and eating pizza with a Pepsi. Eddie is preceded in death by his grandpa Alfred Torres, his father Freddie Corona, grandpa Trinidad, Corona, Grandma Manuela Corona and Uncle Leon. The one man he most admired was his grandpa Alfred Torres.

He is survived by his mother Stephanie Torres (Raton), sisters Angelica and Adelina (Raton, his grandma Dolores Torres (Raton), his daughter Carmela Corona (Vacaville, CA), Uncle Alfred and Aunt Rosalie Raton), Uncle Joe and Aunt Lisa (San Pablo, CA), Uncle Tony (Rodeo, CA), Uncle Kenny (Salida, CA), Uncle Danny and Aunt Valarie (Adelanto, CA), cousins: Priscilla Torres and Son Jessie (Raton). In his younger days he ran with his cousin Joey and who know what those two got into, and cousin Adrianna Torres (Benicia, CA); brothers: Rudy Corona of Phoenix, AZ, Vincent Corona of Richmond, CA; sisters: Annette Corona of Phoenix, AZ, Alexis Corona of Richmond, CA, childhood friend Ramen AKA Rayburn, roommate and Rood dog Daniel O’Campo (Elk Grove, CA), best friend and big bro Al, his wife Melanie and kids (Trinidad, CO) dearest friend Joe Larry (Raton). Uncle Robert and Sara Corona (Vallejo, CA), Uncle Raymond and Debbie Corona (Fairfield, CA), Uncle Steven Corona (Vallejo, CA), Uncle Luiggie Corona (Richmond, CA), Aunt Cynthia Corona (Richmond, CA), Aunt Anna Corona (Richmond, CA).

“I could have never asked God for a better son from God then what he gave me. I will miss you greatly, but you will always be with me. I love you my son.”

A visitation will be held on Friday August 15th from 1 to 4pm in the chapel of the Alderette Pomeroy Funeral Home.

Arrangements for Eddie Corona are under the direction of the Alderette Pomeroy Funeral Home of Raton.

Colfax County Fair Pet Show

The First National Bank of New Mexico sponsored the Youth Pet Show on Aug. 8th at the Colfax County Fair. There were several entries in this year’s show. 

Each entry was awarded a certificate with a picture of their pet. Winners were given a monetary award. 

Below is a group picture of all the kids. They were all winners! (Keira Kuchan, Hunter Kuchan, Anna Cruz, 
Kaden Riggs, Aaron Long, Elliana Long, Ethan Long, Bridgett Hoy, Heavenlee Tafoya, Dillon Wiseman, Chelsey Pacheco, Aubrey Long and Adrianna Cruz). 

Also attached is a picture of the top three winners along with The First National Bank employees: Left to right: Janice Garrett, Chelsey Pacheco with her pet Sofia, Tarin Giacomo, Aubrey Long with her pet Aslon, Adrianna Cruz with her pet Bruno, Barbara Carlini and Phalysha Kennedy.

Keira Kuchan, Hunter Kuchan, Anna Cruz,  Kaden Riggs, Aaron Long, Elliana Long, Ethan Long, Bridgett Hoy, Heavenlee Tafoya, Dillon Wiseman, Chelsey Pacheco, Aubrey Long, Adrianna Cruz

Keira Kuchan, Hunter Kuchan, Anna Cruz,
Kaden Riggs, Aaron Long, Elliana Long, Ethan Long, Bridgett Hoy, Heavenlee Tafoya, Dillon Wiseman, Chelsey Pacheco, Aubrey Long, Adrianna Cruz

Top 3 winners with The First National Bank Employees:  Janice  Garrett, Chelsey Pacheco with pet Sofia, Tarin Giacomo, Aubrey Long with pet Aslon, Adrianna Cruz  with pet Bruno, Barbara Carlini, Phalysha Kennedy.
Top 3 winners with The First National Bank Employees: Janice
Garrett, Chelsey Pacheco with pet Sofia, Tarin Giacomo, Aubrey Long with pet Aslon, Adrianna Cruz
with pet Bruno, Barbara Carlini, Phalysha Kennedy.

 

In Loving Memory of Barbara T. Garcia

Barbara T. Garcia, 54, passed away on Sunday, August 10, 2014 at her residence in Cimarron, New Mexico after a 6 month battle with leukemia.

She was born on November 20, 1959 in Santa Fe, New Mexico and is the daughter of Epifanio and Maddalena Sandoval, who preceded her in death.

She is survived by her husband of 34 years, Marshall Garcia sr, and her sons, Marshall Garcia jr, and Dominic Garcia and his wife Ashlee.

Barbara married Marshall in Santa Fe on August 16, 1980 and was employed by the Cimarron School system during the past 20 years.

She is also survived by her in-laws John and Jane Garcia; her brothers Michael and wife, Susan Sandoval; Filemon Sandoval; Ralph and wife, Grace Sandoval; Reyes and wife, Caroline Sandoval; her sisters Mary Ann and husband, Joe Mendez; Susie and husband, Tony Darras; and Julia and husband, Lee Quintana.

SERVICES Viewing will be held on Sunday, August 17 at 2:00-4:00 P.M. at the Alderette-Pomeroy Funeral Home, 244 North First Street, Raton, NM.

Recitation of the Most Holy Rosary will be held on Monday, August 18th at 10:00 A.M. recited by Pat Zamora, with the Funeral Mass to follow at 10:30 A.M. with Father Emmanuel Izuka as the celebrant at Sister Hildegarde Smith Parish Hall, 150 West Eleven St. Cimarron, NM.

Interment will be held in Santa Fe on Tuesday, August 19th at 11:00 A.M. at the Rosario Cemetery, 499 N. Guadalupe St, Santa Fe, NM.

The family would like to thank the Cimarron and Eagle Nest communities for their Love and Support, donations, cards and food.

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

In Loving Memory of Clare Emily Wood

Clare Emily Wood, age 17, died Sunday, August 10, 2014. 

Rosary will be recited at 7:30 PM on Fri, August 15, at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Clayton and Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 AM on Saturday, August 16, at Yellow Jacket Gymnasium with Fr. Joel Bugas, Celebrant. Burial will follow in the Clayton Memorial Cemetery by Hass Funeral Directors of Clayton. 

Clare Emily Wood was born on October 7, 1996 in Amarillo, Texas to Chip Wood and Sammie (Britt) Wood. Clare attended school in Clayton and she was involved in Clayton High School volleyball, FFA and Cheer and was a member of the National Honor Society. Clare loved her friends and she loved to dance. She always looked forward to the Homecoming week activities and dressing up. Clare was a member of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Clayton. 

SURVIVORS: 

PARENTS: Chip and Sammie Wood of Pasamonte, New Mexico. 

1 SISTER: Sally Rastogi and her husband Raghav of Dallas, Texas. 

1 BROTHER: Guston Wood of Pasamonte, New Mexico. 

Maternal Grandparents: Sam and Rosalie Britt of Pasamonte, New Mexico. 

Paternal Grandparents: Eddie Frank and Barbara Faye Wood of Meade, Oklahoma. 

Aunts & Uncles: Sandy Wyley-Vaughn and Barry Vaughn of Amarillo, Texas, Shelley and Ross Carter of Clayton, New Mexico, Lisa and Rick Brown of Meade, Oklahoma. 

Cousins: Sam Wyley, Cydni and Bart Wyatt, Kyle and Andy Wyley, Chase and Jamie Carter, Britt and Jeremy Fisk, Rozann and Sean Lee, Todd and Bandi Mahaffey and Corey and Dannica Higgins. 

Great-Uncle and Aunt: James and Jackie Wood. 

And many friends that she loved.

Fanelli Resigns from City Commission

By Marty Mayfield

KRTN Multi-Media

Raton city commissioner Jimmy Fanelli informed his fellow commissioners Tuesday evening that due to his new work schedule he is resigning from the commission after the August 25 commission meeting.

Fanelli tried working with the company but was unable to make schedule changes so he could attend the commission meetings. Fanelli has been on the commission for about three years and he noted that he had learned a lot from the experience. On a good note as well the mining company Fanelli works for is now shipping coal from the mine.

David Stafford came before the commission to request the city approve a grant request from the State of New Mexico RE-LEAF program between Grow Raton and the city to plant trees. The project this year will be asking for $6,000 to plant trees on First Street between Rio Grand and Cook. Grow Raton has received money the last two years from the New Mexico Re-Leaf program. Resolution 2014-26 directs the city staff to help Grow Raton with the project as they can.

Commissioners approved the first budget adjustment for the 2014-2015 fiscal year, which moves money into the street fund. It also makes adjustments in the police department budget and the EMS budget and corrects a typo in the sanitation fund.

Commissioners heard from city manager Butch McGowen about the cornerstone ceremony at the Shuler next week. They will be getting the Infrastructure Capital Improvement Plan at the next meeting and McGowen hopes the agreement for aging and long term care agreement will be ready then too.

The street projects that the city will be looking at will include one on First Street and work on the Park Ave drainage issue.

The next city commission meeting will be held on Monday August 25, at noon in the commission chambers to allow commissioners to attend the New Mexico Municipal League conference.

 

David Stafford spoke to the city commission about the tree planting project with Grow Raton who will seek a grant from the New Mexico RE-LEAF program

David Stafford spoke to the city commission about the tree planting project with Grow Raton who will seek a grant from the New Mexico RE-LEAF program

 

Commissioner Jimmy Fanelli is resigning from the commission due to work scheduling issues

Commissioner Jimmy Fanelli is resigning from the commission due to work scheduling issues

In Loving Memory of Andres Romero

Andres Romero, age 75, died Saturday, August 9, 2014 in Clayton, New Mexico. 

Rosary will be recited at 9:00 AM on Friday, August 15 by Deacon P. Louis Montoya and Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 10:00 AM, at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Clayton with Fr. Joel Bugas, Celebrant. Arrangements are by Hass Funeral Directors of Clayton. 

Andres “PeeWee” Romero was born on October 28, 1938 in Farley, New Mexico to John Romero and Isabelle (Tafoya) Romero. He was raised in Farley and Clayton by his grandparents Francesca and Marcelino Romero. He graduated from Clayton High School in 1957. He loved playing sports especially basketball, where he was given the nick name “PeeWee” which stuck with him the rest of his life. He especially enjoyed watching his grandchildren play in all of their sports activities. Andres was a hard worker all of his life and worked various jobs out of town which caused him to miss out on a lot of his childrens activities in life, but he always tried to provide for his family. He was well known for his painting skills which gave him the opportunity to work all over the country. He continued to work up until a few years ago when his health no longer allowed him to continue. Andres loved his children and grandchildren unconditionally and we will miss him greatly. Andres was preceded in death by a son; Frankie Joe Romero, Mother; Isabelle Tafoya Romero, Grandparetns; Francesca and Marcelino Romero, Father; John Romero, Step-Mom; Tilly Romero, 2 Brothers; Junior Romero and Bobby Romero, Sister; Annie Romero and his in-laws; Pula and Petra Valdez. 

SURVIVORS: 

MOTHER of his Children: Inez Romero of Clayton, NM. 

4 DAUGHTERS: Debra Thelander and her husband Damon, Pam Jordan and her husband Charles and Andrea Naranjo and her husband Anthony all of Clayton, NM and Tina Farley and her husband Rich of Tulsa, OK. 

2 SONS: Charles Romero and his wife Elma of Clayton, NM and Rick Romero and his wife Roberta of Roswell, NM. 

1 SISTER: Sharon Pineda of Huguton, KS. 

1 BROTHER: Norman Romero and his wife Penny of Baytown, TX. 

2 Friends that were like brothers to him: Sonny Cordova and his wife Chavela of Tecoloquito, NM and Johnny Cordova and his wife Vicky of Stinett, TX. 

15 Grandchildren: Jennifer Romero, Charlie Romero and his wife Lavette, Lydia Romero and Brandon Lopez, Richard Villalobos and his wife Victoria, Tiffany Holcomb and her husband Zach, Michelle Villalobos, Ashley Romero, Leslie Romero, Ricky Romero, Chelsie Thelander, Brittany Thelander, Charlie Jordan, Jacob Naranjo, Logan Naranjo and Andre Naranjo. 

12 Great-Grandchildren: Jasmine Romero, Isabella Romero, Charleigh Steen, Alexis Kimber, Dathan Kimber, Maddox Lopes, Emma Villalobos, Sophia Villalobos, Myah Sosa, Jerzy Romero, Memphis Romero and Gerald Robles. 

And numerous nieces, nephews and friends.