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In Loving Memory of Mary Carol Bowie

Mary Carol Bowie, age 87, passed away June 26, 2015 at Mt. San Rafael Hospital.

She was born in Peonia, CO, on August 1, 1927 to Catherine (Oliver) and Jack Hailey.

On October 31, 1946. Carol was united in marriage to William K. Bowie in Boulder, CO. She was a loving Wife, Mother, Grandmother and Great Grandmother. 

Carol loved to garden and caring for her indoor plants.She was a talented musician, playing the organ, piano, violin, flute, saxophone and the bagpipes.She served on the Las Animas County Planning Commission and was a member of PEO. She loved all animals especially her dog Jack.

Preceding her in death are parents, Catherine  and Jack Hailey, and husband William Bowie.

Survivors are sons Bruce (Kathy) Bowie, Co. Springs, CO, Bill (Dana) Bowie, Trinidad, CO, daughter Kit Bowie, Co. Springs, CO, 7 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren, sister in law Catherine Stokes, AZ, numerous nieces, nephews other relatives and friends.

Memorial Services will be held Tuesday, July 7, 2015 at 11AM at the Comi Chapel with Rev. Janet Rawlins officiating.

Private inurnment at a later date.

Persons wishing to do so may make contributions to Noah’s Ark in Carol’s memory. 

Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.
 

Raton Police Blotter~ July 2015

July 31, 2015

ARRESTS:

Josephine Romero: (42) Arrest Warrant/fraudulent use of credit cards/fraudulent signing of credit cards

Tina Martinez: (39) Bench Warrant/failure to comply with conditions of probation

 

July 30, 2015

 

ARRESTS:

Geno Pacheco: (51) Bench Warrant/failure to pay fines

Jason A. Bernal: (32) Bench Warrant/failure to pay fines

 

INCIDENTS:

Criminal damage to property

 

CITATIONS:

Tristin Martinez: expired registration/no proof of insurance

Stephanie Tapia: seatbelt violation/prohibited activities

 

July 29, 2015

 

ARRESTS:

Nicole M. Valdez: (26) Bench Warrant /failure to appear

 

INCIDENTS:

Larceny

 

CITATIONS:

Dalila Soltero-Guerrero: failure to stop

Maria Valdez: speeding

Angel Marquez: speeding

Dolores Mitchell: speeding 

 

July 28, 2015

 

ARRESTS:

Thomas J. Williams: (33) Arrest Warrant/cut GPS bracelet off 

Justin E. Goss: (24) falsely obtaining services

  

INCIDENTS:

Criminal damage to property (2 incidents)

 

CITATIONS:

Richard A. Griego: prohibited nuisance (2 counts)

Seth T. Brower: larceny/tampering with evidence/retaining stolen property

Jose Soto Flores: driver to be licensed 

 

July 27, 2015

 

ARRESTS: 

Berlinda Hernandez: (50) larceny/tampering with evidence

Daniel Martinez: (38) possession of stolen property/tampering with evidence

Flavio B. Rodriguez: (19) Arrest Warrant/Murder (1st degree) tampering with evidence/abuse of a child

Joshua D. McDonald: (27) breaking and entering/tampering with evidence

Zachariah V. Holderby: (32) Bench Warrant/failure to appear

Vanessa Sanchez: (24) Arrest Warrant/forgery (4counts) Bench Warrant/failure to appear

 

INCIDENTS:

Criminal damage to property (2 incidents)

Forgery

Burglary (Commercial)

Criminal trespass

Larceny

 

CITATIONS:

Vanessa Sanchez: shoplifting (2 incidents)

Rena Blea: failure to signal/suspended drivers license/no proof of insurance

Albert Thorne: suspended drivers license

 

 

July 24, 2015

 

ARRESTS:

Mark Marshall: (30) restraining order violation

 

INCIDENTS:

Criminal damage to property

 

CITATIONS:

Jo Jefferson: display of registration

James Lucero: operator to be licensed

Thomas Piccolo: expired registration

Joseph Romero:  operator to be licensed/no proof of insurance and expired registration 

 

July 23, 2015

 

ARRESTS:

Leroy Martinez: (46) Arrest Warrant for trafficking methamphetamine/possession of controlled substance possession of drug paraphernalia /possession of marijuana

Jerry Armijo: (54) Arrest Warrant for larceny and tampering with evidence/ possession of controlled substance 

Jacob Salas: (33) Arrest Warrant for larceny and tampering with evidence

Paul Palladini: (50) Bench Warrant for failure to pay fines

Desiree C. Martinez: (32) Bench Warrant for failure to comply with conditions of probation /failure to provide proof of restitution

Preston L. Martinez: (19) Bench Warrant for failure to appear

Thomas D. Vargas: (39) Arrest Order/reporting and supervision level / breaking and entering/resisting/evading/obstructing officer

trafficking and possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia

Preston R. Reno: (36) Arrest Order for drugs (admitted and tested positive)

 

INCIDENTS:

 

CITATIONS:

Jerry F. Armijo: prohibited nuisance (2 counts) 

 

July 22, 2015

 

ARRESTS:

Anthony M. Muniz: (47) Bench Warrant/failure to pay fines

Preston L. Martinez: (19) Two Bench Warrants both for failure to appear  

Domingo A. Saenz: (21) Bench Warrant /failure to comply with probation conditions /failure to pay fines

 

INCIDENTS:  

Criminal damage to property (2 incidents) 

 

July 21, 2015

 

ARRESTS:

Jason D. Ripper: (23) Bench Warrant/failure to pay fines 

John M. Saenz: (30) Arrest Order / status leaving the state/alcohol/failure to report/association 

Justin Goss: (25) failure to pay fines

 

INCIDENTS:  

larceny

 

CITATIONS:

Thomas Anaya: no proof of insurance /suspended license

Christopher Romero: speeding 

 

July 20, 2015

 

ARRESTS:

Michael Vigil: (20) Bench Warrant/failure to appear

 

INCIDENTS:  

Burglary (residential)

Criminal damage to property (residential) 2 incidents

Larceny (commercial)

Breaking and entering

Criminal damage to property (vehicle) (2 incidents)

 

CITATIONS:

Victor Levangood: expired tags/invalid suspended

Raymond Archuleta: expired registration

 

July 17, 2015

ARRESTS:

Monica Cordova: (36) Breaking and entering

INCIDENTS:  

Criminal damage to property (5 incidents)

Burglary (residential) 1100 block of Dwyer

 

July 16, 2015

ARRESTS:

Guillermo Cortez-Rodriguez: (63) driving while license  invalid/revoked

Derian Elias: (20) Bench Warrant (San Miguel County)/failure to appear

Peyton Rodriguez: (44) Bench Warrant/failure to appear

INCIDENTS:  

Criminal damage to property

Larceny

CITATIONS:

Marlene Avila:  no city dog tags /dog at large

Guillermo Cortez-Rodriguez: invalid revoked license from a DWI

 

July 15, 2015

ARRESTS:

Jason N. Fernandez: (39) Bench Warrant- County of Bernalillo/failure to appear

Bryan Schuster: (26) criminal trespass

INCIDENTS:  

Criminal damage to property

Larceny

CITATIONS:

Derrick Garcia: no city dog tags 

 

July 14, 2015

 

ARRESTS:

Christopher R. Timmerman: (30) Colorado Arrest Warrant for burglary and theft

 

INCIDENTS:  

Criminal damage to property

 

July 11, 2015

 

ARRESTS:

Gilbert Romero: (26) driving while license suspendeD 

Levi Martinez: (34) Arrest Warrant/aggravated stalking/criminal damage to property

Christopher A. Sanchez: (30) Arrest order/drugs tested positive

 

INCIDENTS:  

Larceny (commercial)

 

CITATIONS:

Branden Mares: no city dog tags

Diane Vanderwater: dog at large

Gilbert Romero: evidence of registration/no proof of insurance/driving while license invalid suspended

Jeffery Mullis: no proof of insurance 

 

July 10, 2015

 

ARRESTS:

Antonio Garcia: (41) trafficking controlled substance (distribution or sale of narcotic drug) possession of controlled substance (2counts)

Michael Raines: (46) Arrest Order/drugs/association/reporting/tested positive/admitted to consuming alcohol 

Jesus Frias: (32) Arrest Order/GPS violation revoked

Eric J. Martinez: (37) Bench Warrant/failure to comply with probation conditions/failure to provide proof of counseling/failure to pay fines and fees

 

INCIDENTS:  

Shoplifting

Breaking and entering

Battery

 

CITATIONS:

Bobby Sisneros: no proof of insurance

Monica Cordova: criminal trespass and larceny 

 

July 9, 2015

 

ARRESTS:

John D. Sanchez: (31) Battery against household member/Restraining Order Violation 

 

July 8, 2015

 

ARRESTS:

Sam J. Digvonni: (40) Arrest Order/admitted to use of drugs

Joe A. Cruz: (62) Arrest Order/admitted to use of drugs

Helen M. Butch: (47) Arrest Order/ tested positive for drugs

Richard Demars: (45) Arrest Order/tested and admitted to use of drugs

Preston L. Martinez: (19) Bench Warrant/failure to appear

 

 

INCIDENTS:

Larceny

Shoplifting

Criminal damage to property

 

CITATIONS:

Deena Sisneros: speeding/child restraint/ (2counts) /no proof of insurance

Jose Islas: unlawful use of license (suspended)

Ashley Mondragon: stop sign violation

Edith Lujan: driver to be licensed

Gilbert Romero: display of registration (cancelled-Florida) /invalid suspended license/no proof of insurance 

 

July 7, 2015

 

ARRESTS:

Thomas Vargas: (38) Arrest Order/drugs

Kelly D. Gonzales: (43) Arrest Order/drugs

Yolanda A. Trujillo: (52) Bench Warrant/failure to pay fines

 

INCIDENTS:

Criminal damage to property

 

CITATIONS:

Crystal Durant: no proof of insurance

Macario Hinojos: driver to be licensed

Sean Ridolfi: seatbelt violation/no proof of insurance

Amber Segura: revoked license

Jazimond Trujillo: no proof of insurance/expired registration

Susan Bacca: no proof of insurance

Jami Lopez: driver to be licensed

James Levengood: seatbelt violation

Ashlyn Martinez: seatbelt violation/no proof of insurance

Joseph DiLisio: no proof of insurance

Kassy Aragon: stop sign violation

Bryan Sink: seatbelt violation

Mateo Valdez: expired registration/no proof of insurance/driver to be licensed

Jordan Knipfing: expired registration/no proof of insurance

Joey Romero: speeding

Betty Apodaca: stop sign violation/display of registration

Donna Martin: no proof of insurance/equipment violation (headlight)

Susan Madrid: no proof of insurance

Breanna Fernandez: invalid suspended license/seatbelt violation/expired registration/no proof of insurance

Zach Holderby: equipment violation (shattered windshield)

Melissa Fanelli: no proof of insurance

Adrian Duran: seatbelt violation

Suzette Duran: expired registration

Kelton Gutierrez: invalid/suspended license

Michelle Barela: failure to signal

Francisco Villa: license revoked (Colorado)

Nicola Mowery: seatbelt violation/ display of registration

Cesar Rodriguez: display of registration

Danny Cardenas: failure to signal

Robert Brandfas: seatbelt violation

Louise Gomez: red light violation

Deshaun Mathews: display of registration

Noah Garcia: operator to be licensed/ no proof of insurance

July 6, 2015

 

ARRESTS:

David Marler: (40) failure to appear

Henri Trueba: (65) Battery, disorderly conduct (2counts)

Augustine Martinez: (24) Bench Warrant/failure to appear/ Bench Warrant/failure to pay fines

Frank D. Mascarenas: (31) abandonment abuse of child (2counts) DWI (1st offense)

Frankie W. Acevedo Jr. (22) driving while license suspended/revoked

Joe D. Lopez: (50) Bench Warrant/failure to pay fines

Miguel G. Saenz: (37) Driving Under Influence

 

INCIDENTS:

Criminal damage to property

Burglary

Extreme Cruelty to Animals

 

CITATIONS:

Matthew Maestas: criminal damage to property

Miguel G. Saenz: open container

Joe Angelo Bacca II: suspended/revoked

Jack Irvin: speeding

Jesse Martinez: no proof of insurance /expired registration

Josephine Barela: registration

Jody Williams: no proof of insurance

Bradley Mancuso: no driver’s license

Maxine Lorali: no proof of insurance

Mandy Vanlandingham: no proof of insurance

Bobby Sisneros: seatbelt violation x 2 / no proof of insurance

William Voegle:  seatbelt violation / no proof of insurance

Ariel Gallegos: expired tags

Frankie Acevedo: suspended/revoked license/speeding

Wilmer Rivera: expired tags

Lucas Morgan: license suspended

Max Ortega: driver to be licensed

John Gonzales: driver to be licensed

Blaze Garcia: no proof of insurance

Joslin Romero: no proof of insurance

John Cordova: operator to be licensed

Matthew Bennett: speeding / no proof of insurance

Jeremy Sisneros: seatbelt violation

Jacob Fleming: careless driving /child restraint

Jordan Knipfing: expired registration /no proof of insurance

Felicity Romero: no proof of insurance

Preston Reno:  driver to be licensed/ expired registration

Joseph Sedillo: expired registration

Celinne Trujillo: seatbelt violation

Sean Ridolfi: seatbelt violation/ no proof of insurance/expired registration

Joshua Pells: red light violation/ no proof of insurance

Eugene Barela: operator to be licensed /no proof of insurance

 

 

July 2, 2015

 

ARRESTS:

Nicole Marquez: (43) Arrest Warrant/shoplifting/criminal damage to property/tampering with evidence

George Aguirre: (37) Arrest Warrant/shoplifting/ criminal damage to property/tampering with evidence

Michael D. Moore: (34) Arrest Order/state laws and drugs/tampering with evidence

Monica Perez: (38) driving while license revoked

Jerrid Turner: (27) Bench Warrant /forgery (2counts)/possession of controlled substance/battery upon a healthcare worker

 

INCIDENTS:

Criminal damage to property of household member

 

CITATIONS:

Krisey Judd: operator to be licensed / no proof of insurance

Gregorita Rodriguez: seatbelt violation / no proof of insurance

Gilbert Romero: invalid / suspended license

Monica Perez: failed to signal

Dmitry Wiseman: seatbelt violation

Luis Ruiz: seatbelt violation

Andreas Vargas: speeding/driver to be licensed

Michael Muniz: speeding

Joshua Romero: stop sign violation /no proof of insurance

Jonathon Trueba: seatbelt violation/expired registration

Melissa Duran: no proof of insurance

 

July 1, 2015

 

INCIDENTS:

Criminal damage to property

 

CITATIONS:

Kari Schenk: stop sign violation / no proof of insurance

Lacey Blaubach: stop sign violation

Jason Gum: speeding

 

Flash Flood at the Philmont Scout Ranch Update


Colfax County On Saturday, June 27, 2015 at approximately 4:30 a.m. a flash flood occurred in North Ponil Canyon which is located on the Philmont Scout Ranch, fifteen miles northeast of the main Philmont Scout Ranch Training Center.  At the time this occurred there were twelve Scout participants in the canyon on a twelve day trek across the ranch.  The twelve participants consisted of, eight Boy Scouts, (ranging in age from approximately thirteen to seventeen), one adult Philmont Scout Ranger (Guide/Instructor), and three adult Crew Leaders.  As the flood water swept through the canyon, it over ran the Scouts camp site resulting in four Boy Scouts being swept away.

The Scouts Camp site was situated in the canyon, approximately eighteen to twenty feet, above a small creek that runs through the bottom of Ponil Canyon.  This creek is normally two to three feet wide and ten to twelve inches deep.  At the time the Flash Flood occurred, the surge of water that swept through the canyon was approximately twenty to twenty three feet deep and approximately one hundred yards wide.        

Philmont Staff members immediately responded and located three of the four Boy Scouts, which were swept away by the water, down the canyon.  At approximately 9:35 a.m. the New Mexico State Police was contacted and a Search and Rescue mission was initiated, at approximately 11:00 a.m. the missing Boy Scout, identified as Alden Brock, 13,  from Sacramento, California, was located, deceased, approximately 3/4 of a mile to 1 mile from where the water swept him away.

News Article from the Sacramento Bee about the boy scout troop that lost a member of their crew in the flash flood.

http://www.sacbee.com/news/local/article25933819.html

In Loving Memory of Paul Henry Williams

Paul Henry Williams, age 89, died Thursday, June 25, 2015 at his home in Clayton, New Mexico. 

Visitation will be held at the family home at 21 West Broadway in Clayton, New Mexico. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM on Tuesday, June 30, 2015 at the Clayton Church of Christ with Dean Shepherd officiating. Burial will follow in the Kenton Cemetery in Kenton, Oklahoma with John Rozell officiating by Hass Funeral Directors of Clayton, New Mexico. 

Paul Henry Williams was born on August 19, 1925 in Borger, Texas to Ira Jack Williams and Nona Estella (Jones) Williams. Paul graduated from Clayton High School and joined the Merchant Marines where he served during WWII, after the war was over he was discharged from the Merchant Marines and then he was drafted into the US Army. He married Sammy Jo (Branham) Williams on May 29, 1953. He later attended Eastern Oregon College for two years. Paul was a member of the Clayton Church of Christ. In addition to his parents, Paul was preceded in death by three sisters; Maxine Tobey, Opal Kohler and Cleo Collins and by 2 brothers; Ira Jack Williams, Jr and Jack Lewis Williams. 

SURVIVORS: 

HIS WIFE: Sammy Jo Williams of Clayton, New Mexico. 

2 DAUGHTERS: Barbara Williams of Clayton, New Mexico and Ginger Martinez and her partner Pam of Lubbock, Texas. 

1 SON: Jack Williams and his wife Ann of Alaska. 

9 GRANDCHILDREN: Pamela Archuleta and her husband Tino and Michael Encinias all of Clayton, New Mexico, Brian Williams and Jered Williams both of Mesa, Arizona, Clinton Kennedy and Kate Williams both of Anchorage, Alaska, Jessica McKinley of Eagle River, Alaska and Benjamin Martinez and Aubrey Martinez both of Amarillo, Texas. 

7 GREAT-GRANDCHILDREN: Nicholas Archuleta, Justin Encinias, Alexis Archuleta, Jacob Archuleta, Steven Archuleta, Declan McKinley and Cody Williams. 

1 SISTER: Gladys Ann Padgett of Owasa, Oklahoma. 

1 SISTER-IN-LAW: Gladys Pearl Williams of Clayton, New Mexico. 

And numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. 

MEMORIALS: The family asks that in lieu of flowers, memorials be made in Paul’s memory to the Cimarron Memorial Hospital, 100 Ellis Avenue, Boise City, Oklahoma 73933.

Rain Delayed Relay for Life

By Marty Mayfield

KRTN Multi-Media

 

The 5:00 pm start approached as the sky darkened and let loose the rain dropping about a half an inch on the Relay for Life event at Tiger Stadium Friday evening.

After about an hour delay the Young Marines posted the colors and the festivities began with cancer survivor Reverend Adrianne Coleman as she cited some stats on the number of people surviving cancer as of January 1, 2015 14.5 million people were alive. Some are recently diagnosed and others are long-term survivors. She went on to say they expect 1.6 million new cases this year.

She went on to tell the crowd that she had survived an invasive breast cancer and just recently been diagnosed with colon cancer. She added all of the complications she now suffers from after the chemotherapy and wonders how you can be called a survivor. Cancer is a word its not a sentence. Cancer can do a lot of things to us but it there is a host of things it can’t do to us. “It cannot cripple love, it cannot shatter hope, it cannot corrode faith, it can’t eat away at our peace, it can’t destroy our confidence,” she said. Her encouragement about feeling guilty and relief she said is only human and that we should allow our family and friends and caregivers the right to feel the feelings of discouragement and unhappiness.

She went to say that its important to set goals for yourself as she did by being in the pulpit every Sunday and she also got involved in the theater. She added that Victor Franko, a holocaust survivor wrote “forces beyond your control can take away everything except one thing, your freedom to choose.” She went on to say “I choose Hope.”  That is the secret to being a survivor, hope.

Noby Gomez spoke about caregivers and while he himself hasn’t really been a direct caregiver he has been very supportive of the people he knows has been stricken with the disease. In his support he started a list beginning with his mom who passed away with leukemia. He added all those he has been close to and he noted he ran out of space on the poster board. He encouraged the crowd to celebrate the life of those who are still here and for those who have passed.

Louise Bauler, as an 8th grader, had a crush on a senior boy. She did what she could to get noticed but admits what senior boy would have anything to do with an 8th grader. She went on to say she eventually worked with this young man’s mother while he was in the Marine Corp. As fate would have it she received a letter from this young man during her senior year. One day Nathan called and she hung up on him not knowing who he was. He called back and said he was in Almagordo to see her where Louise was living and working at the hospital, as she put it the rest is history all 42 years and two boys later.

Nathan was diagnosed with prostate cancer, together they fought it and won. At age 66 Nathan was diagnosed with small cell carcinoma of the lungs. She went on to talk about his little yah yahs. It was their little thing to help cope.  Unfortunately Nathan didn’t make it but Louise wanted to pass on there is hope in everyday. There is hope in just getting up in the morning, there is hope to dance to the oldies in the kitchen like we used to do. Hope to play golf on the computer again and again.

After seven years Louise is just now realizing what has happened, that her 8th grade crush was no longer here. She added read all you can about the diagnosis of the disease, educate yourself with what ever you can get your hands on. Take care of yourself if you’re a caregiver, accept help and counseling so you can deal with situation. She added that she didn’t do that and that is why she felt she is just now realizing and feeling the loss of her 8th grade crush.

The festivities continued with dancing and the survivor lap. A lap the survivors take to honor their journey and survival from a disease that can be devastating. As Adrianne Coleman put it she chose to deal with the disease and not let it manage her.

The event continued throughout the night ending Saturday morning around 10:00 a.m.

 

               2015 RELAY FOR LIFE COMMITTEE

Event Co-Chairs                Jami Esquibel, Mercy Swanson

Banker                               Colette Armijo

Entertainment                    Amelia Vigil, Nancy Valdez

Food/Hospitality                Jami Esquibel

               Logistics Committee

Luminaria                          Diana Alderette

Mission                             Freda Baca

Online                              Jami, Mercy  –  Facebook, Liz

Public Relations                Colette, Jami, Mercy

Sponsorship                     Teresa Ebell

Survivorship                     Judy Phelps, Teresa Ebell

Team Development          Liz Tafoya

Youth Developement        Vanna Tapia

ACS Staff                         Manuel Luna                             

                                     

                        2015 RELAY FOR LIFE TEAMS

Brenda Perry & Friends                Brenda Perry                                                                                                                  

Colfax County Young Marines       Briana Pais, Christina Avila Marchet                                             

Ebell &  Co                                    Teresa Ebell, Stella Devers                                   

Esperanza “Don’t Mope There’s Hope”   Amelia Vigil, Remy Garcia                               

Firecrackers                                Colette Armijo, Ira Simpson                               

Friends of  Mercy                        Mercy Swanson                                                              

Holy Walkamolies                       Stacey & Betty Poe                                                        

International Walkers                   Caroline Gum, Lieann Bernal                               

Pink Layers                                 Angelina Romero, Elma Sanchez                                       

Purple Ladies                              Committee                                                       

Rosalie & Andy’s Army               Noby Gomez                                                

Springer Team                             Diana Alderette, Judy Phelps                                

Walk to Remember                      Liz Tafoya, Candise Maria                             

Walking for Loralai                       Julian Gutierrez                                                  

Wells Fargo                                 Hope Neurauter, Vanna Tapia

Reverend Adrianne Coleman spoke about her battles with breast and colon cancer. As she put I choose to deal with these diseases and not let them get me down I choose to Hope.

Reverend Adrianne Coleman spoke about her battles with breast and colon cancer. As she put I choose to deal with these diseases and not let them get me down I choose to Hope.

 

DJ Noby Gomez made a list of those he knows as family and friends that have fought the battle with cancer. He lost his mom to leukemia as a young boy and each year comes to Relay to remember and honor her and now to fight for his brother and sister.

DJ Noby Gomez made a list of those he knows as family and friends that have fought the battle with cancer. He lost his mom to leukemia as a young boy and each year comes to Relay to remember and honor her and now to fight for his brother and sister.

 

Caregiver Louise Bauler spoke of her 8th grade crush Nathan, the one she married, loved and cared for through two bought of cancer.

Caregiver Louise Bauler spoke of her 8th grade crush Nathan, the one she married, loved and cared for through two bought of cancer.

 

Raton City Commissioner Linde Schuster gave the welcome address.

Raton City Commissioner Linde Schuster gave the welcome address.

 

Survivors celebrate as they begin the survivor's lap at the 2015 Relay for Life event

Survivors celebrate as they begin the survivor’s lap at the 2015 Relay for Life event

 

Supporters clap and cheer as the survivor's lap gets underway at the 2015 Relay for Life event held Friday and Saturday at Tiger Stadium.

Supporters clap and cheer as the survivor’s lap gets underway at the 2015 Relay for Life event held Friday and Saturday at Tiger Stadium.

 

The luminaries line the track some plain some more elaborate. They remember, they honor, they recognize and in this case remember a so young life lost.

The luminaries line the track some plain some more elaborate. They remember, they honor, they recognize and in this case remember a so young life lost.

 

They all have a meaning as they glow in the dark to honor those passed.

They all have a meaning as they glow in the dark to honor those passed.

 

Created with love they honor a life gone.

Created with love they honor a life gone.

 

They are created in say we are here for you.

They are created in say we are here for you.

 

A simple butterfly

A simple butterfly

 

Puddles left behind by the rain earlier that evening reflects the many luminaria that line the track at Tiger Stadium Friday evening during the 2015 Relay for Life

Puddles left behind by the rain earlier that evening reflects the many luminaria that line the track at Tiger Stadium Friday evening during the 2015 Relay for Life

 

 

Flooding in North Ponil/Cimarron Canyon Kill One and Close Hiway 64

Rain deluged both Cimarron and North Ponil Canyons late Friday night and early Saturday mornings flooding portions of Philmont Scout Ranch and sadly, contributing to the death of one of its campers.

Some estimates of as much as four inches sent boulders as big as pickups from the canyon walls into the Cimarron River and onto the roadway in Cimarron Canyon.

Hiway 64 thru Cimarron Canyon was closed at about 12:30 pm on Saturday, June 27 and will remain closed at least thru …1:00 pm on Sunday, June 28.

In some places in Cimarron Canyon the river was running as much as eight feet above normal. One culvert was clogged with debris and spilled onto the roadway bringing as much as three feet of silt.

NM State Police, Colfax County Sheriff’s office, NMDOT, Colfax County District 8, 9 and 11 fire depts. with volunteers from Eagle Nest, Cimarron and Philmont plus others have responded, with heavy equipment on the scene.

Travelers are urged to use NM 434 from Mora to Angel Fire until Hiway 64 can be safely reopened.

Philmont Scout Ranch issued this statement:

“This is a very difficult time for our entire Scouting family. During the early morning hours of Saturday, June 27, Philmont Scout Ranch was hit with significant rainfall that resulted in elevating stream levels and some flooding in areas across the property. The health and safety of our youth members is our top priority and our staff immediately began making contact with all crews and participants throughout the backcountry to offer assistance and assure the safety of all participants.

During that process, our staff were unable to account for one youth participant, who we have since confirmed passed away. We have notified the family and are supporting them in any way we can. We are also mindful of the Scouts and adult volunteer leaders present on the trek, and we are also working to support those affected by this tragic incident. All other participants have been accounted for and there are no additional injuries.

Our thoughts and prayers are with all those the family and we are supporting them in any way that we can.”

 

New Mexico State Police Update 

Flash Flood at the Philmont Scout Ranch

Colfax County On Saturday, June 27, 2015 at approximately 4:30 a.m. a flash flood occurred in North Ponil Canyon which is located on the Philmont Scout Ranch, fifteen miles northeast of the main Philmont Scout Ranch Training Center.  At the time this occurred there were twelve Scout participants in the canyon on a twelve day trek across the ranch.  The twelve participants consisted of, eight Boy Scouts, (ranging in age from approximately 14 to 17), one adult Philmont Scout Ranger (Guide/Instructor), and three adult Crew Leaders.  As the flood water swept through the canyon, it over ran the Scouts camp site resulting in four Boy Scouts being swept away. 

Philmont Staff members immediately responded and located three of the four Boy Scouts, which were swept away by the water, down the canyon.  At approximately 9:35 a.m. the New Mexico State Police was contacted and a Search and Rescue mission was initiated, at approximately 11:00 a.m. the missing Boy Scout was located, deceased, approximately 3/4 of a mile to 1 mile from where the water swept him away.

Names of those involved are being withheld at this time pending notification

 

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NMDOT clean up the debris in Cimarron Canyon after major flooding closed the highway and backed up the river. Photo by David Wentling


Flooding on North Ponil and Cimarron rivers

Flood debris caused the Cimarron River to overflow its banks and close Hwy 64 between Cimarron and Eagle nest from Saturday to Sunday afternoon Photo by David Wentling

 

Flooding in Cimarron Canyon    Photo by David Wettling

Flooding in Cimarron Canyon Photo by David Wentling

 

NMDOT cleans up after major flooding in Cimarron Canyon    Photo by David Wettling

NMDOT cleans up after major flooding in Cimarron Canyon Photo by David Wentling

NMDOt is cleaning up the debris after major flooding in Cimarron Canyon    Photo by David Wettling

NMDOt is cleaning up the debris after major flooding in Cimarron Canyon Photo by David Wentling



Debris flow after major flooding in Cimarron Canyon    Photo by David Wettling

Debris flow after major flooding in Cimarron Canyon Photo by David Wentling



The Cimarron River is flowing near normal after major flooding in Cimarron Canyon. Boulders and debris had plugged up the river causing NMDOt to close the highway until Sunday afternoon.   Photo by David Wettling

The Cimarron River is flowing near normal after major flooding in Cimarron Canyon. Boulders and debris had plugged up the river causing NMDOt to close the highway until Sunday afternoon. Photo by David Wentling

In Loving Memory of Elizabeth Jane Chelon

Elizabeth Jane Chelon,  affectionately known as Betty Jane,passed away June 25, 2015 in Longmont, CO at the age of 90.

She was born in Bon Carbo, Colorado on December 24, 1924 to Hazel (VannMatre) and Steve Grosso.

On August 8, 1947, Betty Jane was united in marriage to George Arthur Chelon.

During a portion of WWII, she was a secretary at the POW Camp in Trinidad.

She was employed as a telephone operator for Mt.Bell for  many years, a job she loved doing.

Betty is preceded in death by her parents Hazel and Steve Grosso, beloved husband George Chelon, infant daughter, sons-in-law ,Frank Perko and , Mark DuRan, five siblings, Marguerite Curro, George Grosso, Frank Grosso, Lily Mae Guara & Steven Grosso.
 
Betty is survived by her daughters, Marlene Perko , and  Mardell Chelon, brother, Jerry (Barbara) Grosso,  sisters- and brothers in-law, Evelyn (Louis) Vezzani, Murielene Grosso, Dolores Grosso,  Arthur Guara, four grandchildren, George Perko, Marcus DuRan, Ariana DuRan and Wyatt DuRan. She is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and friends.

Visitation will be Wednesday from 3PM-7PM at the Comi Chapel.

Scriptural Services will be held Thursday, July 2, 2015 at 1PM at the Comi Chapel.

Interment with Rite of Committal will follow at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery.

Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

In Loving Memory of Roy E Polage Sr.

Roy E Polage Sr. age 99, of Raton, NM, passed away Wednesday May 6, 2015 in Raton.
 
He was born February 7, 1916 in Alexandria, NE, the son of Edward and Elizabeth Daub-Polage. Roy married Helen March 11, 1938.
 
Roy was a veteran of the United States Navy serving in World War II. Roy and Helen moved to Raton in 1955. Roy was the manager of J.C.Penney Co. for thirty-six years. He and Helen owned and operated R and D Honda since 1975.
He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Raton and a fifty year member of the Raton Kiwanis Club with a perfect attendance record. 
 
Roy is preceded in death by his parents, his wife Helen and grandson Greg Onstott.
 
He is survived by two daughters, Janis Powledge and husband Robert of Raton and Kathi Franz and husband Mark of Aurora, CO. Three sons, Blaine Polage of Raton, Gary Polage and wife Kathi of Denver, CO., and Roy Polage Jr. and wife Ann of Spring Branch, TX. He had four grandchildren, Kevin Powledge and wife Ashley of Albuquerque, Jolene Onstott of Raton, Chris Polage and wife Emily of Sacramento,Ca and Amy Morzos and husband Adam of Parker, Co. There are five great grandchildren Shelby Tafoya, Sabrina Polage, Lauren Polage , Phoebe Polage and Henry Morzos.
 
By request of the family cremation has taken place.
 
There will be a Celebration of Life for Roy Polage at R and D Honda in Raton on Saturday, June 27,2015 from 9:00 on.
 
Arrangements are under the direction of the Yaksich-Long Funeral Home of Raton.

Survey indicates fishing even better in New Mexico

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, June 25, 2015:

Survey indicates fishing even better in New Mexico

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SANTA FE – The number of satisfied anglers in New Mexico grew by 10 percent in 2015 and now accounts for more than 72 percent of those surveyed.

 

“This is a real tribute to all the hard work done by our department to make New Mexico one of the best places to fish in the West,” said Mike Sloane, Chief of Fisheries for the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish.

 

The latest annual survey, conducted by Davis Innovations of Santa Fe, indicated that the average angler in New Mexico fished about 13 days during the last year, with the majority seeking trout. The survey is available online at www.wildlife.state.nm.us. Women accounted for about 20 percent of the 410 licensed resident and nonresident anglers interviewed by telephone this spring. That amounts to a 5 percent increase over last year’s survey, and a 10 percent increase from 2013.                                

 

 

The increase in angler satisfaction follows several years of remaining at just more than 60 percent satisfaction. According to Sloane, stocking larger trout and increasing fish habitat improvement projects around the state may be some of the reasons anglers are more satisfied.

 

The survey also indicated 77 percent of out-of-state anglers were satisfied or very satisfied with fishing in New Mexico.

 

About 160,000 resident and nonresident anglers spend around $268 million a year on fishing-related activities in New Mexico, according to a recent study of the industry that can be seen at www.wildlife.state.nm.us.

 

Raton City Commission Hears About Financial Matters

By Marty Mayfield

KRTN Multi-Media

 

The Raton city commission started their meeting Tuesday evening with the financial report, which again has good and bad news.

The bad news of course is that the gross receipts continue to run about 4% below budget while the city’s expenses are being held in check. This is keeping the city in a positive standing as far as the budget goes noted City Treasurer Michael Ann Antonucci. (Link to the May 2015 Financial Report)

As of the end of May income to the city is still above expenditures by just under $500,000. The gross receipts tax income is $115,105 under the budgeted amount of $282,699.

Commissioners approved the changes to the signature cards for the various bank accounts at FNB New Mexico.

City Treasurer Michael Ann Antonucci has been working on revising the city’s purchasing and procurement policy that was originally adopted in November 2012. She has recently finished her training and become a certified procurement officer and therefore saw the need to update the policy to meet Raton’s needs more closely. She noted much of it is simply language changes and updates to new regulations. The city will also be setting up a new procurement module in their accounting system so they can better track money in each of the department’s funds in order to prevent overdrafts when purchase orders are requested. Commissioners however did table the policy to have more time to look over the policy and allow the department heads make recommendations in their upcoming training on the policy this week.  (Link to the DRAFT City of Raton Purchase Policy 2015)(For Questions on the Policy Contact Michael Ann Antonucci at 445-9551)

Commissioners approved the JJAC subcontract with the Service Organization for Youth. It was noted that Children Youth and Families Department has raised the funding awarded to the group. The projected budgeted amount is $179,785.

The objective of the organization is to secure alternatives to detention for youth in Raton and Colfax County who have been arrested or referred to the juvenile probation office or those at risk of such referral.

The Lodger’s Tax board forwarded a request to spend money from the contingency fund for a new sand volleyball court, disk golf course and Bocce ball court. The commissioners tabled the request because they felt they needed a more thorough accounting of just how much money was coming from which fund and a better accounting of the amounts on the cost of the work to be done.

They then approved the LEDA ordinance and the project participation agreement with the New Mexico Economic Development Department for the digital projection equipment for the Shuler Theater. (Link to the LEDA Ordinance)  (PROJECT PARTICIPATION AGREEMENT 2015 Shuler Digital Projection Project)

Commissioners then approved all five of the street closure and activity requests, which included the VFW Post 1793 July 4th street dance. It will also cover Mainstreet’s Music on Main Street at Ripley Park, the Fun Walk and Run at Roundhouse Park and the St Patrick’s St. Joseph’s Annual Fiesta and street closure.

City Manager Scott Berry went over the Infrastructure Capital Improvement Plan. The priority on the plan is the transfer station and work on the dam at Lake Maloya. Street improvements follow third on the list. (Link to the ICIP Report)

Commissioners learned that the city was approved for $150,000 of capital improvement funds from the recent four-hour legislative session. Berry requested that the money be dedicated to repairing the remainder of Tiger Drive. That is the section east of the railroad tracks. Berry is hopeful that he can get the money soon and include some other funds and maybe get Tiger Drive repaved before school starts or shortly after. Of course that depends on the sale of the bonds for the money and working with the railroad since the project buts up against the tracks.

In his report Berry reported that they are hoping to have the inspection work on the outlet pipes done in November at the lake. Watershed work in the Segerstrom watershed will take a permit from the Army Corp of Engineers due to the scope of the work.

Chip seal work on the area south of 9th Avenue will begin July 6th as well as work on the Wells Fargo Building. Work on the First Street water line project is progressing and should be done in a couple of weeks.

Bids for the Multi-Modal Center are due June 30 and Berry expects to award the bid at the July 14 meeting. The work will begin with a basic project and if there is money available, additive projects will be added to the project. If money is not then the project will at least have a basic model completed.

Berry received the 50% complete plan on the Great Blocks project from the consultant. The estimate for the project is about $1.5 million and the consultant will be in town Thursday to discuss funding opportunities. The state Mainstreet organization is very interested in the project and they are dedicated to helping find funding. The state is also interested in helping and Berry thinks there may be some funding through NMDOT.

Bids for the plumbing work in the Library are in the works however the headache will be abating the asbestos that the old galvanized piping is wrapped in.

A couple of announcements include that recycling will be moved from the first Saturday in July to July 11 the second Saturday due to the holiday. It was also noted that some mosquito spraying has been done but Berry noted that if you have bees or have some area that is sensitive to the spraying you need to contact the city or the county to let them know you have issues with the spraying so they can avoid that area.

The next regular meeting is scheduled for July 14 but there probably will be a special meeting on June 30 to deal with a time sensitive issue for a business in town.

 

Relay for Life members, Mercy Swanson, Jami Esquibel, Freda Baca, Vanna Tapia and Alderette accepted the proclamation from Mayor ProTem Neal Segotta noting the funding raised and progress made in the fight against cancer from the Relay for Life events.

Relay for Life members, Mercy Swanson, Jami Esquibel, Freda Baca, Vanna Tapia and Liz Tafoya accepted the proclamation from Mayor ProTem Neal Segotta noting the funding raised and progress made in the fight against cancer from the Relay for Life events.   Link to Proclamation RELAY FOR LIFE 2014