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In Loving Memory of Loralai Nicole Gutierrez

This is to notify the community of Raton and surrounding area of the passing of Loralai Nicole Gutierrez who has gone to join our Lord in Heaven. A new Angel will look over us.

Loralai was born December 1st of 2010.  She had just turned 4 years old. She left us on January 2nd in her sleep in her mother’s arms, surrounded by family. Loralai battled brain cancer all her life and and was a fierce fighter.  Many doctors did not give her this long to be with us since her diagnosis back in January 2013.

Loralai left behind her mother Chantle Gutierrez of Centennial, Colorado, father Jeremy Pacheco of Raton NM, brother JT Pacheco of Rio Rancho, NM, grandparents Julian & Melissa Gutierrez of Maxwell NM, Todd & Patricia Brotherson of Centennial Co, Gina Naugle of Rio Rancho NM, great grandfather Ubaldo Carbajal of Ballesa Mexico, great grandmothers Lucy Pacheco of Raton, Santos Gutierrez of El Paso TX, uncles and aunts , Patrick, Isaiah, Christian, Eliz, Alicia, Shalomo and her bestest friend and aunt Abiella. And many great uncles, aunts, cousins and family friends.

Loralai has touched many with her warmth, love and laughter. She inspired many throughout her journey. She loved owls and liked to watch the Disney princess and Jack from the “Nightmare Before Christmas”. She loved to sing and dance. Many times she showed her tomboyish side as she liked to play with cars. She had a funny character to her. Loralai did not allow you to go to her, she came to you when she was ready. She loved school. She lit up when she heard the song “Hi Ho Hi Ho, off to work we go” at the end of the school day. She loved to sing songs with her mama. She had special stuffed toys and a blanket that she loved, which surrounded her when the angels gave her, her wings. She also had two special furry friends that were her guardians next to her until the end. And one is missing her very deeply. He kissed her precious face and guarded her until the end.

Loralai was a Hero to many, such a small child with an enormous strength. She brought light, hope and happiness to all she touched. No words can express such a great loss to family and friends. Her flesh may no longer be with us, but her story will live on forever in the lives of those she has touched. Her soul and memory will live forever.

The greatest following of Loralai was the people of Raton, NM. Chantle would like to thank Raton and the surrounding communities for all their love and support. 

Services for Friday Jan. 9th will be held at:
Olinger Hampden Mortuary
8600 East Hampden Avenue
Denver, CO 80231
(303) 771 4636 phone

3:00pm – 4:00pm there will be a family viewing
4:00pm-6:00pm Friends and Family viewing (public) 
6:00pm-6:30pm Rosary will be open to public as well
6:30pm-8:00pm Celebration of life, open to public

Funeral Services will be held on Saturday Jan.10th at:
Saint Pius Tenth Perish
13670 East 13th place
Aurora, CO 80011
(303) 364-7435 phone

Mass will begin at 1:00pm with burial services to proceed mass.

Chantle Guiterrez spoke as a caregiver who takes care of her daughter Loralai who has been through so much in her short life. Little Loralai has had cancer from birth and is battling it for the fourth time.

Chantle Guiterrez spoke as a caregiver who takes care of her daughter Loralai who has been through so much in her short life. Little Loralai has had cancer from birth and is battling it for the fourth time.



She is one tough little girl. She was diagnosed with cancer from the get go and is battling her fourth round today.

She is one tough little girl. She was diagnosed with cancer from the get go and is battling her fourth round today.

 

In Loving Memory of Donald W. Weisdorfer Sr

Donald W. Weisdorfer Sr. age 95, of Roy NM, passed away Wednesday December 31, 2014 in Roy. He was born October 27, 1919 in Roy, NM, the son of William L. and Jesse Nelson-Weisdorfer. He was a mail carrier for many years in the Roy area, worked for Floersheim’s Mercantile, City Market, and Ameri Gas and retired in 2005 and was a veteran of WWII serving in the United States Navy . 
He is preceded in death by his wife, whom he married in 1946, Sue Esther Payton Weisdorfer, his parents, brothers, John N. Weisdorfer and Charles I. Weisdorfer, Grandson Harlan (Buddy) Milson, son-in-law John H. Mahoney.. He is survived by two daughters, Donna Sue Milson, June Mahoney and son Donald W. Weisdorfer Jr. and wife Lina all of Roy. Nine grand children, twenty six great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren. 

Visitation will be Monday January 5, 2015 from 10:00 A.M. until 11:00 A.M. at the Community Center in Roy, NM, with a service to follow at 11:00 A.M. with Justin Garrison officiating. Burial will be in the Roy, Cemetery. 
Arrangements and celebration of love for Donald W. Weisdorfer Sr. are under the direction of the Yaksich-Long Funeral Home of Raton. 

In Loving Memory of Joe Atkins

Joe Atkins, age 94, died Wednesday, December 31, 2014, at his home surrounded by loving family and friends. 

Funeral Services will be held at 10:00 A.M. on Saturday, January 10, 2015 at the First Baptist Church in Roy, New Mexico with Joe’s nephew, Rev. Bill Marquis of Tustin, California, officiating. Burial will follow at Ute Creek Canyon on the family ranch. Arrangements are under the direction of Hass Funeral Directors of Clayton. Everyone is welcome to join the family for a meal at the Harding County Community Center following the burial. 

Joe Atkins was born on August 28, 1920 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma to Hazel and Hugh Atkins. He graduated from Stillwater Oklahoma High School where he was a member of the State Championship Football Team in 1938. He was attending Oklahoma State University, studying Animal Science when World War II began. As many young men of the generation did, Joe joined the Marines and was assigned to the 1st Marines, 1st Division, 1st Regiment. Joe was wounded during the assault on Peleliu Island and was wounded a second time during the occupation of Okinawa. After the war, Joe moved to Levelland and was a roughneck in the oil fields of West Texas. He met Beth O’Neil and they were married on November 5, 1949. They moved to Hall County, Texas where Joe cowboyed and managed Bobcat Crossing Camp on the Mill Iron Ranch. On the day after Thanksgiving in 1950, they moved to Roy, New Mexico and began ranching in the Yates, New Mexico community. In 1974, Joe and Beth bought a ranch near Richland, Missouri. They ranched in Missouri for 5 years before retiring to their farming interests in Lamb and Hale County, Texas. Joe took great pleasure in working with the young people in all the communities he lived. He started and endowed the Ogle Hopkins Wrestling Endowment at the University of Missouri to provide scholarships for members of the University of Missouri Wrestling Team. Joe was instrumental in providing quality horses to the Oklahoma State University Equine Department and horse farm for the benefit of the students. He also took great interest in the Harding County Fair and bought 4-H animals at the livestock sale for decades to support the young people in the area. Joe was a member of numerous organizations over the years which included; New Mexico Mounted Patrol, New Mexico Cattlegrowers, AQHA, New Mexico Livestock Association, Oklahoma State University Foundation and Ranching Heritage Center in Lubbock, Texas. Joe liked nothing better than riding a good horse, working cattle with his children and neighbors. Joe loved his family, his community and his country. All-in-all, his was a life well lived. In addition to his parents, Joe was preceded in death by a sister; Lucille Marquis and a baby brother. 

Joe is survived by his wife of 65 years; Beth O’Neil Atkins of Cotton Center, Texas, a daughter; Lenora Neil Atkins of Roy and Albuquerque, New Mexico, a son; Hugh Atkins of Phoenix, Arizona. Also surviving are nephews; Rev. Bill Marquis and his wife Suzi of Tustin, California and Dave Marquis and his wife Diane of Dallas, Texas, and other relatives and many friends. 

The family extends it’s heartfelt gratitude to Joe’s friend and caretaker, Leonora Garza of Cotton Center, Texas, for her devotion, sense of humor and kindness. 

MEMORIALS: Memorial Contributions in Joe’s memory may be made to the Harding County Fair Board, Care of Becky Smith, 155 Case Road, Mills, New Mexico 87730.

Raton Police Blotter~ January 2015

January 30, 2015

ARRESTS:

Benito L. Chavez III: (22) Arrest Warrant/aggravated battery and tampering with evidence Bench Warrant/ failure to appear,Abuse of child, battery upon a peace officer/resisting /evading/Obstructing an officer (4counts) possession of drug paraphernalia/ possession of marijuana

Eric John Martinez: (36) Arrest Order / failure to report and following orders of probation officer

 

CITATIONS:

Alandra Floyd: no city dog tags

Joseph Sedillo: no proof of insurance

Stephanie Atencio: dog at large 

 

January 29, 2015

ARRESTS:

Antonio F. Amparan: (30) Aggravated DWI (1st offense)

 

CITATIONS:

Anthony B. Alvarez: falsely obtaining services

 

INCIDENTS:

Larceny

Falsely obtaining services 

 

January 28, 2015 

ARRESTS:

Melanie Gallegos: (26) Bench Warrant/residential burglary/unlawful taking of a motor vehicle

Sheila Rose Sanchez: (39) Arrest Order / drugs

Diane Islas: (26) Arrest Order / drugs

Nizshone Trujillo: (15) Arrest/Bench Warrant / failure to comply with conditions of release on previous charges

 

CITATIONS:

Patricia Sanchez: vicious animal/dog at large/no city dog tags

Bryan Jacobs: seatbelt violation

Robert Gallegos: seatbelt violation

Jerry Armijo: no proof of insurance

Alexander Valdez: no proof of insurance

Deena Sisneros: suspended revoked license

Joe Antonucci:  no city dog tags

 

January 27, 2015

 

ARRESTS:

Adam Chavez; (31) Bench Warrant / failure to pay fines

Charles Ray Kirvin: (47) Arrest Order / tested positive for drugs

 

CITATIONS:

Elizabeth Skaggs: no proof of insurance

Teresa Ortiz: speeding

Randy Mata: no proof of insurance /driver to be licensed                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

INCIDENTS:

Larceny

 

January 26, 2015

ARRESTS:

Monica Cordova: (35) Arrest Warrant/ receiving or transferring stolen vehicles or motor vehicle/conspiracy to commit a felony/criminal trespass/ larceny/compounding a crime

Chanel D. Esckelson: (30) Arrest Warrant/ receiving or transferring stolen vehicle or motor vehicle/ conspiracy to commit a felony/compounding a crime

Andrea Fernandez: (24) Bench Warrant / failure to appear

Paul Padilla: (28) Bench Warrant / failure to appear 

Brian Archuleta: (31) Bench Warrant / failure to appear 

Joey Romero: (20) Arrest Order / probation violation / association

Jose Valdez: (21) Arrest Order / probation violation / association 

 

CITATIONS:

Brenda Wallace: expired registration

Joseph Montoya: driving while license invalid/suspended

Joseph Bernal: stop sign violation, expired registration

Lacy Grano: stop sign violation

Juanita Salazar: operator license/no proof of insurance 

Perle ODaniel: speeding

Kenneth Mullins: failure to stop at stop sign

Phillip Mendez: speeding

Mickey Baker: expired registration

 

INCIDENTS:

Forgery/identity theft  

Breaking and entering

Criminal damage to property 

 

January 23, 2015

ARRESTS:

Mason D. Smith: (43) Bench Warrant/ failure to pay fines 

Jazimond M. Trujillo: (23) Bench Warrant / failure to appear

Erin Vigil: (27) possession of controlled substance/ criminal damage to property/ aggravated assault/bringing contraband into jail

 

CITATIONS:

Ronnie Layden: stop sign violation

Grace Culler: stop sign violation

Jordan Mendez: stop sign violation

Anthony Alvarez: expired insurance /driver to be licensed

Billy Kloeppel Jr.: expired insurance

Adrian Hernandez: driver to be licensed

 

INCIDENTS:

Burglary (La Mesa Drive)

Criminal damage to property

 

 

January 22, 2015

 

CITATIONS:

Preston Martinez: invalid/suspended license

John Michael Mildovich: seatbelt violation

Jimmy Romero: no proof of insurance

Reynaldo Martinez: failed to stop at flashing red light (school zone)

Maria Williams: stop sign violation

Jennifer Apodaca: no proof of insurance

 

INCIDENTS:

Burglary (commercial) 300 block of Clayton Road

 

January 21, 2015

 

ARRESTS:

Patricia Gonzales: (53) Bench Warrant / failure to comply with conditions of probation 

Mark V. Marshall: (29) Battery against a household member

 

CITATIONS:

Patricia Gonzales: driving while license suspended

Cy Brower: stop sign violation and no proof of insurance

 

INCIDENTS:

Battery against a household member

Forgery   

 

January 20, 2015

INCIDENTS:

Larceny
Lost/found property
Unlawful taking of a motor vehicle
Criminal damage to property
Burglary (residential) 400 block of North 3rd  

CITATIONS:

Debra Shillito: criminal damage to property

Brade Foreman: no proof of insurance / invalid/suspended license

Emanuel Vigil: no proof of insurance

Matthew Power: speeding

Amber Yazzie: speeding /no proof of insurance

Sandra Reid: speeding

Angel Ortiz: expired registration /no proof of insurance

Patricia Mares: no proof of insurance/operator to be licensed

Kile Hammel: no proof of insurance

Patricia Gonzales: failure to signal /suspended license

Nicole Marquez: failure to stop/ no proof of insurance /operator to be licensed

Peter Hankinson: failure to stop

Audrey Rodriguez: no proof of insurance /suspended driver’s license

Linda Garcia: failure to stop /no proof of insurance 

 

January 16, 2015  

ARRESTS

Vincent Montano (46)                    arrest order for probation violation – tested positive for drugs

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TRAFFIC CITATIONS

Melissa Edwards                             no insurance

Chantell Medina                              no insurance & expired registration

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NON-TRAFFIC CITATIONS 

Stephanie Atencio                         2 citations for vicious animal & 4 citations for dog at large

Desiree Martinez                             falsely obtaining services

 

January 15, 2015

 

ARRESTS:

Timothy V. Samora II: (30)  Bench Warrant /trafficking controlled substance (1st offense), attempt trafficking controlled substance (1st offense) and Conspiracy trafficking controlled substance (1st offense)

 Patricia Sanchez: (30) Bench Warrant / issuing worthless checks less than $25.00     (2 counts)

Cheryl Luchetti: (47) Arrest Order / violated conditions of probation on current conviction of bringing contraband into a prison

 

CITATIONS:

Leonard Casarez: no city dog tags (2counts) and dog at large (2counts)

 

January 14, 2015

 

ARRESTS:

Louis Paul Duran: (23) Arrest Order / failure to report

Magistrate Bench Warrant / failure to appear

Municipal Bench Warrant / failure to appear

 

Thomas Barker: (30) Arrest Order / drugs/tampering with (UA) urinary analysis /found device on person and tampering with evidence

 

CITATIONS:

Amanda M. Ramirez: battery

Deandra D. Fernandez: battery

Tyler Query: criminal trespass 

 

January 13, 2015

 

ARRESTS:

Catherine M. Garcia: (38) Bench Warrant / failure to appear

Lorenzo Lucero: (29) Arrest Order /probation violation /status

Levi Overmyer: (26) Arrest Order / drugs

Daniel V. Vigil: (20) Arrest Warrant /aggravated assault /possession of drug paraphernalia

Christina Sanchez: (35) Fugitive Arrest Warrant out of Colorado/ receiving stolen property 

Robert W. Norman: (60) Aggravated DWI (2nd Offense)

 

INCIDENTS:

Unlawful taking of a motor vehicle

 

CITATIONS:

Angel Ortiz: expired tags and no proof of insurance

Traci Nichols: operator to be licensed and following to close

Robert Norman: driving under the influence 

 

January 12, 2015

 

ARRESTS:

Sandy C. Sandoval: (34) Bench Warrant / probation violation

Joseph M. Acevedo: (27) Bench Warrant / failure to appear

Joseph Fred Pacheco: (45) driving while suspended/revoked

Gilbert L. Sandoval: (62) driving while suspended /revoked

Mandy Montoya: (32) resisting/obstructing/refusing to obey officer

 

INCIDENTS:

Criminal damage to property

 

CITATIONS:

Angel L. Acevedo: possession of drug paraphernalia

Joseph Fred Pacheco: driving while license suspended /revoked

Gilbert L. Sandoval: driving while license suspended/ revoked

Jacqueline Lopez: expired registration /no proof of insurance

Matthew Madrid: no proof of insurance /driver to be licensed

Nichole Garcia: expired registration / expired insurance

Tanya Sanchez: driving too fast for conditions

Holli Campro: invalid / suspended license

Rae Dawn Valenzuela: expired registration (tags)

Devon Mares: careless driving /leaving scene of accident

Beatrice Cordova: no proof of insurance

 

January 8, 2015 

 

CITATIONS:

Samuel Martinez: parking on wrong side of street

Stephanie Atencio: no city dog tags (4counts) dog at large (4counts)

Jamie Segura: shooting at a dwelling, negligent use of a deadly weapon and tampering with evidence 

 

January 8, 2015

 

ARRESTS:

Eric John Martinez: (36) Arrest Order / drugs 

 

January 7, 2015

 

ARRESTS:

Jolene Kay Onstott: (37) Arrest Order / drugs

Cubby J. Benavidez: (20) aggravated battery

 

INCIDENTS:

Larceny

Aggravated assault

Aggravated battery

 

January 6, 2015

INCIDENTS:

Battery against a household member

Larceny

Criminal damage to property

Burglary (residential) 1100 block of Price

 

CITATIONS:

 Melissa Duran: expired tags, no proof of insurance 

 

January 5, 2015
 

ARRESTS:

Eric Martinez: (32) Bench Warrant /failure to comply with conditions of probation

Adam Mitchell: (43) driving while license suspended and possession of marijuana

 

INCIDENTS:

Larceny

 

CITATIONS:

Jeremiah Martinez: larceny and criminal damage to property

Preston Martinez: driving while license suspended

Eloy Martinez: failed to stop at flashing red light

Steven Gutierrez: speeding

Steven Martinez: open container

Andrew Martinez: driving while license invalid/suspended, expired registration, no proof of insurance and equipment violation

Daryn Romero: speeding, no proof of insurance

Patricia Gonzales: operator to be licensed

David Walker: no proof of insurance 

 

January 2, 2015

ARRESTS:

Antonio Garcia: (40) Bench Warrant / trafficking controlled substance / tampering with evidence (two counts) 1st and 2nd degree and 3rd and 4th degree / receiving stolen property / larceny 

Timothy V. Samora: (31) Arrest Order / drugs

Marina R. Herrera: (24) Bench Warrant / failure to appear to court

Diana Islas: (27) Arrest Order / drugs / failed to provide urine analysis (UA) 

Monique M. Trujillo: (22) / forgery

Thomas J. Bueno: (33) Bench Warrant /probation violation, Bench Warrant / failure to pay fines previously imposed

 

CITATIONS:

Marina R. Herrera: seatbelt violation / no proof of insurance

Fernando Ortiz: suspended license / no proof of insurance

Mariah Encinias: speeding

Joshua Lucero: driving with ID card only

 

43 Take the Plunge

By Marty Mayfield

KRTN Multi-Media

Another one of those Chamber of Commerce winter days at Lake Maloya greeted participants of the 2015 Polar Bear Plunge Thursday afternoon.

43 participants braved the cold waters of the lake to say they did it. According to Jared Chatterly Raton Parks and Rec Department director there were about 37 people who had signed up for the plunge online. Another six participants signed up at the plunge Thursday afternoon. Temperatures were in the upper 20s with water temperatures being just above 32 degrees. 

Bob McIvor with the New Mexico State Parks carved out “2015 Raton” from the 5-inch thick ice on the lake as they prepared for the plunge. Bob was joined by Rick Martin from Ute Lake State Park and David Gurule from Cimarron Canyon State Park to assist the jumpers as they moved out of the frigid water.

Many of the participants were heard to say afterwards how the water just took their breath away.

 

 

This ice sculpture by Bob McIvor greeted participants and spectators at Lake Maloya for the 2015 Polar Bear Plunge Thursday afternoon.

This ice sculpture by Bob McIvor greeted participants and spectators at Lake Maloya for the 2015 Polar Bear Plunge Thursday afternoon.

 

Bob McIvor, David Gurle and Rick Martin clear some of the new ice buildup before the 2015 Polar Bear Plunge at Lake Maloya Thursday afternoon.

Bob McIvor, David Gurle and Rick Martin clear some of the new ice buildup before the 2015 Polar Bear Plunge at Lake Maloya Thursday afternoon.

 

Some of the 43 participants of the polar bear plunge Thursday afternoon.

Some of the 43 participants of the polar bear plunge Thursday afternoon.

 

Some of the 43 participants of the polar bear plunge Thursday afternoon.

Some of the 43 participants of the polar bear plunge Thursday afternoon.

 

Some of the 43 participants of the polar bear plunge Thursday afternoon.

Some of the 43 participants of the polar bear plunge Thursday afternoon.

 

Some of the 43 participants of the polar bear plunge Thursday afternoon.

Some of the 43 participants of the polar bear plunge Thursday afternoon.

 

Some of the 43 participants of the polar bear plunge Thursday afternoon.

Some of the 43 participants of the polar bear plunge Thursday afternoon.

 

Rick Martin, Bob McIvor and David Gurule behind the ice sculpture that Bob carved out of the ice for the 2015 Polar Bear Plunge. they suited up to help the jumpers brave the fridge waters.

Rick Martin, Bob McIvor and David Gurule behind the ice sculpture that Bob carved out of the ice for the 2015 Polar Bear Plunge. they suited up to help the jumpers brave the fridge waters.

Additional photos can be seen at  http://www.martymayfieldphoto.com/Events/Polar-Bear-Plunge-2015/