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In Loving Memory of Dennis R. Sanchez

Dennis R. Sanchez age 65, of Raton, NM, passed away Saturday October 11, 2014 in Raton. He was born October 16, 1948 in Belen, NM, the son of Fidel and Valentina Sanchez. Dennis was a retired engineer for the railroad, a Veteran of the New Mexico National Guard, a member of St. Patrick’s-St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Raton and a member of the Knights of Columbus Coronado Council 1332 in Raton.

He is preceded in death by his parents, wife Frances and brother-in-law Johnny Joseph Serazio. He is survived by his daughter Amanda (Mandy) Sanchez and son Jonathan Sanchez, and daughter-in-law Mary Rose all of Albuquerque, NM, one sister Josephine Sanchez of Belen, NM, brother Jerry Sanchez of Belen, NM and one grand daughter Shilah Sanchez of Albuquerque, NM, brother-in-law Bill Serazio and wife Carla, Jim Serazio and wife Emy, Chris Serazio and wife Johnette and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. 

Recitation of the Most Holy Rosary will be Saturday October 25. 2014 at 10:30 A.M. at St. Patrick’s-St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Raton recited by Frank Cimino Jr. Mass of the Resurrection will follow at 11:00 A.M. with Father Stephen Hickman as the celebrant, rite of Christian burial will be in the Mt. Calvary Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers the family request food be taken to the parish hall to help with the reception to be held after the service. 

Arrangements and celebration of love for Dennis R. Sanchez are under the direction of the Yaksich-Long Funeral Home of Raton. 

Found

K5/26  SOMEONE LEFT A PAIR OF SUNGLASSES AT THE ELKS THRIFT SHOP ON S. 2nd IN RATON. CLAIM ON THURSDAYS 10-2.

PBW 2014 Candidate Forum

The Professional Business Women’s Association held a candidate’s forum to allow the general public the opportunity to ask the candidates questions for the upcoming November election. The forum was held at the Shuler Theater Monday October 20. KRTN was there broadcasting the event on our FM 93.9 and AM 1490 as well as video that event for those who were unable to attend so you can see for yourself what the candidates had to say. Questions came from the audience in attendance and via email before the event. 

If you are still undecided as to who to vote for or even wanting to know more about the candidates watch the video there are some very interesting, important comments made by those candidates. The sheriff’s race is one of the contested races and both candidates spoke to the drug problem and what steps to take to solve that problem. County commissioners will be faced with a number of issues in the upcoming year and they speak to those issues as well and more specifically to the detention center overcrowding issue.

Debra Haaland, Democrat for Lt Governor

Debra Haaland, Democrat for Lt Governor

 

Robert Aragon, Republican for State Auditor

Robert Aragon, Republican for State Auditor

 

Dennis Roch, Republican, State Representative

Dennis Roch, Republican, State Representative

 

Linda Gallegos, Democrat, County Accessor

Linda Gallegos, Democrat, County Accessor

 

Lawerence Trujillo, Democrat, Sheriff

Lawerence Trujillo, Democrat, Sheriff

 

Rick Sinclair, Republican, Sheriff

Rick Sinclair, Republican, Sheriff

 

Roy Fernandez, Democrat, County Commissioner District 1

Roy Fernandez, Democrat, County Commissioner District 1

 

Robert Horner, Independent, County Commissioner District 1

Robert Horner, Independent, County Commissioner District 1

 

William Sauble, Democrat, County Commissioner District 2

William Sauble, Democrat, County Commissioner District 2

 

Judge John Paternoster, 8th Judicial District

Judge John Paternoster, 8th Judicial District

 

Roy Ackerman, Republican, Probate Judge

Roy Ackerman, Republican, Probate Judge

In Loving Memory of Steve Barme

Steve Barme. age 61, passed away on October 15, 2014 at his home in Raton.

Steve was born in Barcelona, Spain but spent his boyhood in Taos, NM. He is the grandson of international artist, Eric Gibberd,

He was honorably discharged from the United States Air Force and afterward pursued a career in aircraft mechanics. While working in California he combined his career with firefighting. In 1988 he was hospitalized with severe back trouble and eventually he moved to Raton where his step-aunt Lucia and step-uncle Charles Hyde were living. Involving himself in several part time jobs including work at the Alderette Pomeroy Funeral home.

Among those grieving are a sister Dinah in Seattle Washington, Aunt Anne Hewat of Toronto, Ontario Canada, step-aunt Lucia and step-uncle Charles Hyde.His beloved cats are being adopted by Patty Whitman. The family wishes to thank in particular Blanca Quinn, Patty Whitman, Calvary Baptist church, and the Alderette Family.

Cremation has taken place, and a memorial service will be held October 31, 2014 at 10:00am in the chapel of the Alderette-Pomeroy Funeral Home with Pastor Ed Buerkle officiating.A luncheon will follow at the Calvary Baptist Church in Raton.

Arrangements for Steve Barme are under the care and direction of the Alderette Pomeroy Funeral Home of Raton.

REGULAR WATER BOARD MEETING TUESDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2014 AT 6:00 P.M.

AGENDA

REGULAR WATER BOARD MEETING

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2014 AT 6:00 P.M.

CITY COMMISSION CHAMBERS

224 SAVAGE AVENUE

 

 

Call to Order

Roll Call

Approval of Minutes of the September 16, 2014 Regular Water Board Meeting

Drought Report

First Street Waterline Project Report

Watershed Restoration Project Report

Consideration of Lake Maloya Conduit Inspection Work Order Amendment – URS Corporation

Manager’s Report

Financial Reports

Old Business & Miscellaneous

Items from Citizens Present

Adjournment

ENMU and Two Employees Receive Patriot Awards

Special to KRTN Multi-Media
 
PORTALES–Eastern New Mexico University in Portales received the “Above and Beyond Award” and two employees received “Service Member Patriot Awards” on Thursday from Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR).
 
In the ceremony in the Campus Union Building, ENMU employees Brad Kemper, director of purchasing, and Patricia Holbrook, buyer in purchasing, received “Service Member Patriot Awards” for their support and flexibility in working with members of the National Guard or Reserve.
 
They were nominated by ENMU student employees and Guard members Justin Silva, Jackson Bickel and David Rossen.
 
ENMU received the “Above and Beyond Award” as an employer going above and beyond the legal requirements of the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act by providing their Guard and Reserve employees additional, non-mandated benefits.
 
Steven Gamble, ENMU president, accepted the award from ESGR representatives John Montano and Raymond Mondragon.
 
 (L-R) Justin Silva, Jackson Bickel, Steven Gamble, Patricia Holbrook, Brad Kemper,  Raymond Mondragon, John Montano.

(L-R) Justin Silva, Jackson Bickel, Steven Gamble, Patricia Holbrook, Brad Kemper, Raymond Mondragon, John Montano.

In Loving Memory of Walter Eugene Hazen

Walter Eugene Hazen, born September 8, 1935 in Biggsville, Illinois, to Doris and Leo Hazen, flew to his Heavenly Father , October 15, 2014.

He has be reunited with his parents and son Jim.

Walter married Norine Beresford, April 12, 1983 in Trinidad, CO, merging families.  Between the merger there are 15 children, 17 grandchildren , 8 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandchild. He is  survived by his wife Norine, Trinidad, son Tim of Rock Island, IL ,son Joe (Lolli),  of Davenport, IA, son Rondol of  Galesburg, IL, daughter Sherry Marie, of Dehinda, IL, step son Charles (Thulie) Beresford, Summerville, SC, step daughter Sherri Lynne (Mark) Chainuck, Plainfield, IL, and  step son Douglas GI (Marci) Hazen, Bloomington, IL.  He was also American Dad to 5 daughters from Kenya.

Walter was a Captain in the National Guard, a private pilot, motorcyclist,  hunter, ham radio operator and owner of Advance Professional Services, carpet  cleaner  in Trinidad.  He was an avid member of Zion’s  Lutheran Church in Trinidad, and Trinidad Lions Club .

He received the Pelican Award from the Catholic Church for his outstanding youth leadership.

He was  also a Girl Scout leader for 15 years.

A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, November 1, 2014 at 11AM at Zion’s Lutheran Church with Pastor Andrea Doden officiating.

A condolence meal will follow at the Fellowship Hall.

Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

 

 

House Shot at in Maxwell

By Marty Mayfield

KRTN Multi-Media

Colfax County Sheriff’s Deputy and State Police were called to a residence on Hwy 445 in Maxwell just after 3:00 a.m. Sunday morning to investigate a report of shots fired.

Upon arrival at the scene the deputy found that three shots had been fired into a mobile home owned by Fred Martinez. According to the report filed by Deputy James Atkins the shots had been fired into the north wall of the home. One shot came through the wall and struck the bathtub in the master bathroom. The second one came through the bathroom and lodged in a walk-in closet near the bathroom and lodged in some clothing hanging in the closet. The third shot came through the bedroom wall and lodged in the headboard of the bed that the occupants of the home were sleeping in.

All three bullets were found in the house and are believed to be 222 or 223 caliber bullets. According to the report it is believed the shots came from the direction of the Maxwell Village water towers. A search of the area around the tanks was conducted later in the morning once daylight broke but no evidence was found at that time.

A canvass of the neighborhood indicates that no one heard the shots but a loud vehicle was noted by one resident in the area about that same time. As of this time there are no suspects in the case and the sheriff’s office would like your help in solving this case that could have easily turned deadly. If you have any information please call 575-445-5561. 

In Loving Memory of Elizabeth Sisneros

Elizabeth Sisneros of Raton, NM, passed away Monday October 13, 2014 in Raton. She was born August 14, 1939 in Starkville, Colorado, the daughter of Lee and Mary Montoya.

She was a homemaker and retired cook.

 
She was preceded in death by her parents, son Allen I Sisneros and sister Ruth Sanchez. She is survived by her husband Joe Sisneros of the home, two daughters, Annabell Martinez of Raton, NM and Nancy Terrell and husband Shawn of Colorado Springs, CO. Three sons Joseph L. Sisneros and partner Michael J. Cruz of Denver, CO., Henry L. Sisneros and wife Lucy of Raton, NM, and David A. Sisneros of Raton, NM. Two brothers, Michael L. Montoya of Laramie, WY, and Lee Montoya Jr. of Louisville, CO. Sisters Esther Cortez of Louisville, CO, Diane Trujillo of Thornton, CO, Becky Cortez of Longmont, CO, and Lillian Harper and husband Don of Deerfield, CO. Seven grandchildren Levi Sisneros, Tobiahs Sisneros, Lee Sisneros. Erica Sisneros, David Sisneros, Savannah Vasquez and DeMonte’ Terrell and eleven great grandchildren.

 
Memorial services will be Saturday October 18, 2014 at 1:00 P.M. at the Yaksich-Long Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Mark Crotinger officiating. 

Arrangements and celebration of love for Elizabeth Sisneros are under the direction of the Yaksich-Long Funeral Home of Raton. 

In Loving Memory of Marilyn Kay (Littrell) Thompson

Marilyn Kay (Littrell) Thompson was born on December 3, 1934 in Beaver, Oklahoma to Othal (Ose) and Marie Littrell, and passed away October 11, 2014 at St. Mary Corwin Hospital in Pueblo Colorado. She married BJ (Bo) Thompson in 1957; they were married for 45 years before he passed away 2002. 

She was a long time resident of Folsom, New Mexico. She was a loving wife and mother, she was a homemaker and loved the outdoors. She loved to garden, hunt arrowheads, and go with her husband as he took care of the ranch and cattle. She also became interested in family history. In 1986 she began to work in the Folsom Museum and was associated with the museum until her death. 

Marilyn was preceded in death by her husband, parents, favorite aunt, favorite uncle, sister, and 
Brother-in-law. 

She is survived by a son, Gaylon Thompson of Folsom, daughters Linda Jo Behrendsen (Steve) of 
Folsom and Debora Sue Hronich (Albert) of Cimarron, NM. Three grand children, Joseph Hronich, Crystal Felix (Michael), Brandon Hronich. Six great grandaughters, Michelle, Rebekah, Jessica, Desiray, Maddison and Samantha. A sister Vinita Brown, a brother DeWayne Littrell sister-in-law Dorthy Thompson-Smoker and numerous nieces and nephews. 
Visitation will be Thursday, October 16, 2014 from 4:00 P.M. until 6:00 P. M at the Yaksich-Long Funeral Home of Raton. 
Funeral services will be Friday, October 17, 2014 at 10:30 A.M. at the First United Methodist Church in Des Moines, N.M. Burial will be in the Folsom Cemetery. 

Arrangements and celebration of love for Marilyn Kay Thompson are under the direction of the Yaksich-Long Funeral Home of Raton.,