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In Loving Memory of Walter F. Henckel

Walter F. Henckel, age 96, died Sunday, September 27, 2015, in Clayton, New Mexico.

Walter F. Henckel was born on January 12, 1919 in Denver, Colorado to Walter G. E. Henckel and Margarete (Freund) Henckel. He served in the US Navy during WWII and then after he returned from the Navy he began work as a glazer at a glass company in Denver and later in Reno, Nevada. He married Norris (Walker) Henckel in Reno, Nevada and she preceded him in death on October 28, 2006. While they lived in Reno, he owned a mobile home park. He sold the mobile home park in 1973 and moved to Brookings, Oregon in 1974 where he lived until he joined Brian and Linda Moore at their home in Clayton on April 2, 2015. Walter’s great love was deep sea fishing.

SURVIVORS:

Several nieces and nephews including Brian and Linda Moore of Clayton, New Mexico, the Rawson family and the Griffin family of Georgia and the Rawson/Lundgren family of Sweden.

Cremation has taken place and no services are scheduled at this time. Arrangements are under the direction of Hass Funeral Directors of Clayton, New Mexico. Please visit www.hassfuneralhome.com to view the online obituary and sign the guestbook.

Raton City Commission Special Meeting Sept 29, 2015

AGENDA

CITY OF RATON SPECIAL COMMISSION MEETING

RATON CITY HALL, 224 SAVAGE AVE

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2015 AT 6PM

 

 

A Special meeting of the City Commission of the City of Raton will be held on September 29, 2015 at 6 p.m. The Meeting will be called to order by Commissioner Linde Schuster. The following subjects will be considered by the City Commission and may be considered in any order that is most convenient for the City Commission.

 I.  Meeting Called To Order- Linde Schuster

 II. Roll Call of the Members of the City Commission and determination of quorum.

 III.  Pledge of Allegiance to the U. S. Flag.

 IV. Deliberate and Act on Proposal for Construction Management Services Engineering Analytics for Multi Modal Project.

 V.  Deliberate and Act on Award Recommendation for the Raton Senior Center Roofing Project.

 VI. Deliberate and Act on Award of South First Street Pavement Rehabilitation Project.

 VII. Deliberate and Act on Award of Galisteo Avenue/Pecos Avenue Resurfacing Project.

VIII.  Adjournment

 

I, the undersigned authority do hereby certify that the above notice of meeting of the governing body of the City of Raton, New Mexico is a true and correct copy of the said notice and that a said copy of this notice was then posted on the front window of the City Hall of said City in Raton, New Mexico in a place convenient and readily accessible to the general public at all times, and said notice was posted on Friday, September 25, 2015 at 5 p.m. and remained so posted continuously at least 72 hours preceding the scheduled time of said meeting. Said notice was also posted in six public places (Library, Aquatic Center, Senior Center, County Courthouse, International Bank, Post Office) conveniently placed for the public. Also, KRTN Radio Station and the City of Raton Website will have the agenda posted prior to respective time limits designated for regular and special meetings. Please contact the City Clerk at 445-9551 or tgarcia@cityofraton.com if you have any questions or concerns.

/s/

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Tricia Garcia, City Clerk

Volleyball Continues Weekend Winning Streak

By Marty Mayfield

KRTN Multi-Media

 

The Lady Tigers hosted their Volleyball Homecoming on Saturday playing two different teams as the C-Team and Varsity played Cimarron and JV played Des Moines.

The C-Team started the afternoon out with Cimarron taking the first game of the match. Game two of the match saw an exciting game as both teams swapped the lead and tie the game at 23 before Raton put two good serves together followed by a short volley and scores. Game three was also a close one once again tying the game at 15. Raton was able to pull it out again with some strong play from the back row.

The JV match looked a lot like the C-Team match as Raton lost the first game 25-15. The game was close early on as they tied the game at nine. From there Cimarron took off and with several good serves and volleys and quickly added the score up. Game two was a close one too as the game was tied and several lead changes. As the down to the wire neared the score was tied at 23. Raton put together a rally pulled it out 25-23. Raton took the tie breaker game and started out close but quickly Raton rallied and put together a couple of good runs with strong play at the net and from the back court where they able to keep the ball in play without the mistakes.

The varsity match also started game one out much like the C-Team and JV but with a different result. Raton’s Alina Pillmore was the strong arm at the net and serving in all three games along with Autumn Archuleta, Sophia Maddalleni, Camryn Mileta, Daisy Earle, Natausha Ortega, Montana Trujillo, Jadyn Walton, as Coach Tina Dorrance noted this was a real team effort. She is hoping the winning feeling from this match will give the girls the confidence they need to carry on into the season.

Raton trailed much of game one but once again as the game came down to the wire it was tied at 23. Again good serves and good passes and hits put Raton on top and the win.

Game two and three were all Raton as they pulled out in front early on and kept up the good play. They had their moments when they allowed Cimarron to close in early on but Raton would put the ball in the right places over the net causing the Lady Rams to miss or hit the ball out of bounds.

 

C-Team

Cimarron 25 23 15

Raton       16 25 17

JV

Des Moines 25 23 9

Raton           15 25 15

Varsity

Cimarron  23 17 17

Raton       25 25 25

 

Rebecca Muniz put the ball up but Caitlyn Jeide was there to put it right back down for the Cimarron point.

Rebecca Muniz put the ball up but Caitlyn Jeide was there to put it right back down for the Cimarron point.

Heather Sandoval goes up to push the ball back over the net in the JV game with Des Moines Saturday afternoon.

Heather Sandoval goes up to push the ball back over the net in the JV game with Des Moines Saturday afternoon.

Raton's Andie Ortega goes up against Des Moines MaKenna Hittson.

Raton’s Andie Ortega goes up against Des Moines MaKenna Hittson.

Kerrigan Weese pushes the ball over the net as Des Moines Abby Trujillo goes for the block.

Kerrigan Weese pushes the ball over the net as Des Moines Abby Trujillo goes for the block.

Mariah Martinez makes the hit over the net as Camryn Mileta and Autumn Archuleta go for the block.

Mariah Martinez makes the hit over the net as Camryn Mileta and Autumn Archuleta go for the block.

Sophia Maddaleni puts the ball back down as Mariah Martinez and Jaylyn Ratliff prepare to make the pass.

Sophia Maddaleni puts the ball back down as Mariah Martinez and Jaylyn Ratliff prepare to make the pass.

Alina Pillmore has shown her versatility as she uses both left and right hands when she spikes the ball.

Alina Pillmore has shown her versatility as she uses both left and right hands when she spikes the ball.

Mariah Martinez hits the ball as Alina Pillmore gets a finger tip on it along with Camryn Mileta

Mariah Martinez hits the ball as Alina Pillmore gets a finger tip on it along with Camryn Mileta

Autumn Archuleta makes the block at the net for the Lady Tigers

Autumn Archuleta makes the block at the net for the Lady Tigers

Raton Puts One in the Win Column

By Marty Mayfield

KRTN Multi-Media

 

It took Questa nine plays to drive down the field and score six with 8:08 left in the quarter but Raton would set the tone for this year’s homecoming game with a 36-yard pass play from Dustin Segura to Jonathan Cabriales for six and a Raton win.

It was an eight to eight game at 7:12 on the first quarter clock. Questa’s next series would continue the flags a flying and hold Questa to 10-yards. In the first quarter alone there were nine penalties called and that would continue the rest of the game, ending with a total of 26 penalties on the night.

Raton started their next series at the 46 after another onside kick taking nine plays to find pay dirt. Cabriales split the uprights for the PAT and Raton lead 15-8 with 43 seconds on the clock.

Derek Vialpando took a sailing Cabriales kickoff to the 47 where Cabriales made a horse collar tackle or Vialpando would have went for six. Questa carried the ball into the second quarter. Questa quarterback Zachary Gallegos threw a pass interception to DJ Bird at the Raton 22. Raton finally made it down the field and ended the 12-play drive with an 11-yard pass play to Cabriales who then nailed the PAT for a 22-8 game with 6:50 left in the half. That drive also included four of the six penalties of the quarter.

For the remainder of the quarter it was a defensive battle with both teams only getting a few plays before having to turn the ball over. Halftime festivities included the Tigercats Dance team and the presentation of the Homecoming Queen and her court. The King and court were presented before the game.

Third quarter action started much as it had left off in the second with Raton going four and out on downs leaving the ball on the 50-yard line. Questa capitalized on that with a 26 and 20 yard run to take it inside the 10-yardline. A procedure call backed them up to the 10-yardline where they took two more plays to end it with a four yard run by Vialpando for six. The 2-point try was good and made it a 22-16 game.

Raton returned the favor with an 11-play drive from the Questa 47. Raton always had good starting field position as the Questa kicker laid the ball flat on the ground kicked it like a top for an onside kick. Raton only lost the kick once in the game. Center Cole Medina on a tipped ball made the 2-point try a success making it 30-16 with no time on the clock to end the third period.

Vialpando carried the kickoff to the 22-yardline. Questa however couldn’t capitalize as Juan Sarinana picked off a Paul Passino pass at the 14-yardline. Raton gets some yardage out of a 15-yard facemask call and then Zachary Gallegos picks off a Segura pass at the Raton 48. Seven plays later Questa fumbles at the Raton 11-yardline. Seven plays later Raton is forced to punt it away to the 50-yardline.

From there Questa mounted and back and forth drive that finally ended with a 10-yard pass play from Gallegos to Jonathan Rivera for six. The 2-point try failed and leaving it 38-22 with 5:00 minutes left in the game.

Questa recovers the onside kick this time and starts at the 49-yardline going the 49 yards in eight plays ending it with a nine yard pass play from Gallegos to Passino for six and again the 2-point try failed. At 3:24 left in the game Raton had a 38-28 lead.

The onside kick didn’t go the required 10 yards and Raton took the ball on the Questa 44. Five running plays later Raton was at the four and Kyler Daniel finished it of with a four-yard run for six more. Cabrieles split the uprights and Raton put the game out of reach with 1:59 remaining at 45-28.

Questa returned the kickoff to their 33-yardline but too little time and to many yards to go Questa failed to get back into the end zone before time ran out in the game. It was after 10:00 p.m. when the penalty filled game ended.

Coach Giacomo was pleased with the way it ended and felt it was a confident booster for the team. Raton will now prepare to travel down I-25 to play West Las Vegas this week.

Jonathan Cabriales holds the ball up as he crosses the goal line, one of his four tds of the homecoming night.

Jonathan Cabriales holds the ball up as he crosses the goal line, one of his four tds of the homecoming night.

DJ Bird gets a hand on the ball as Jonathan Rivera goes up for the pass to keep Questa from a good gain.

DJ Bird gets a hand on the ball as Jonathan Rivera goes up for the pass to keep Questa from a good gain.

Jonathan Cabriales makes another great catch to set Raton up for another score Friday night during the Homecoming game with Questa.

Jonathan Cabriales makes another great catch to set Raton up for another score Friday night during the Homecoming game with Questa.

Jonathan Cabriales just can't quite keep hold of the low pass Friday night.

Jonathan Cabriales just can’t quite keep hold of the low pass Friday night.

Just a smidgeon to high for Jonathan Cabriales just can't keep his hands on the ball as Zachary Gallegos bumps into him to help disrupt the play.

Just a smidgeon to high for Jonathan Cabriales just can’t keep his hands on the ball as Zachary Gallegos bumps into him to help disrupt the play.

Its Jonathan Cabriales once again making the catch for another Raton six late in the Homecoming game.

Its Jonathan Cabriales once again making the catch for another Raton six late in the Homecoming game.

RHS 2015 Homecoming Royalty and Parade

By Marty Mayfield

  KRTN  Multi-Media

 Friday morning Raton High students assembled in Tiger Gym for their annual Homecoming Rally where all the teams were introduced and Cheer and Dance performed.

Coaches introduced their teams and commented on some of the little known tidbits about the team such as the football team starting out with only 16 players before school started and now have 28 players on the field and the entire team is certified drug free. Volleyball has only two seniors this year in Cierra Brooks and Daisy Earle with the remainder of the three teams a total of 26 players this year filled out with mostly sophomores and juniors.  

This year the cheer team is led by seniors Alyssa Aragon and Nayelli Acosta with the remaining 16 filled by seven Eighth graders. This year’s Tigercats Dance team is lead by Seniors Anjelica Lopez and Kaylee Garrett followed by Junior Jasmine Draper and eight eighth graders.  

Then came homecoming royalty with the student body voting for Bonnie Gonzales as queen and Dakota Martinez for king. 

This afternoon historic First Street was closed down for the Homecoming Parade which included floats from the four classes with the Juniors taking 1st place, Seniors pulling out a 2nd place and the Sophomores coming in third in the voting. Freshmen class picked up a Honorable Mention. The high school band marched and played while both RMS and Varsity cheer performed. The Tigercats also performed with music provided by the car they were following. 

 

RHS 2015 Homecoming Royalty  Queen Bonnie Gonzales,  King Dakota Martinez

RHS 2015 Homecoming Royalty Queen Bonnie Gonzales, King Dakota Martinez

2015 RHS Homecoming Royalty  Nayelli Acosta, Kyler Daniel, Alyssa Aragon, Forest McConnell, Queen Bonnie Gonzales, King Dakota Martinez, Alee Bird, DJ Bird, Julia Rael, Blaze Garcia

2015 RHS Homecoming Royalty Nayelli Acosta, Kyler Daniel, Alyssa Aragon, Forest McConnell, Queen Bonnie Gonzales, King Dakota Martinez, Alee Bird, DJ Bird, Julia Rael, Blaze Garcia

Junior Float - First Place

Junior Float – First Place

Senior Float - second place

Senior Float – second place

Sophomore Float - Third Place

Sophomore Float – Third Place

Freshman Float - Honorable Mention

Freshman Float – Honorable Mention

In Loving Memory of Mary Magdelene “Madge” Ash

Mary Magdelene “Madge” Ash, age 91, died Wednesday, September 23, 2015, in Dalhart, Texas.

Funeral services will be arranged by Richards Funeral Home in New Madrid, Missouri. Burial will follow in the Mounds Park Cemetery in Lilbourn, Missouri. Local arrangements are under the direction of Hass Funeral Directors of Clayton, New Mexico. Please view the online obituary and sign the guestbook at www.richardsfuneralhomeinc.com.

Mary Magdelene “Madge” (Hurley) Ash was born on January 9, 1924 in Portageville, Missouri to Robert Lee Hurley and Bertha Pearl (Babb) Hurley. She married Harold Alexander Ash on February 17, 1940 in Marston, Missouri and he preceded her in death in 1985. Madge graduated from Marston High School in 1941 and was a farm wife picking cotton for many years. She later worked in a high end coat factory sewing on buttons. When the factory closed she went to work in a school cafeteria and then retired in 1986. In addition to her parents and husband, Madge was preceded in death by 2 brothers; Edward Hurley and Dewavion L. Hurley, 1 sister; Virginia Curtis and her son-in-law; F. Allen Carter.

SURVIVORS:

1 DAUGHTER: Shirley (Ash) Carter of Clayton, New Mexico.

1 GRANDDAUGHTER: Christi (Carter) Boyd of Kempner, Texas.

4 GREAT-GRANDCHILDREN: Ashlei Jade Roe, Taylor Brooke Roe, Allison MacKenzie Roe and Samantha Kay Roe.

1 BROTHER: Gary Edward Hurley of Rockford, Illinois.

1 SISTER: Naomi Severson of Williston, North Dakota.

MEMORIALS: The family asks that memorials be made in Madge’s memory to the F. Allen Carter Memorial Scholarship Fund at the Farmers & Stockmans Bank in Clayton.

Economic and Rural Development Committee of the NM Legislature in Raton

The Economic and Rural Development Committee of the New Mexico Legislature will hold its next official meeting in Raton on Monday and Tuesday, September 28th & 29th. These formal meetings begin at 9:00 am on Monday and at 9:30 am on Tuesday at the Historic Shuler Theater. There is a formal Public Comments* item on the agenda scheduled for Monday at 4:15 pm.

Mayor of Raton, Sandy Mantz, will present welcoming remarks on Monday morning. Brenda Ferri, Executive Director of Raton Arts and Cultural District, will be the first speaker on Great Blocks: Rural redevelopment – Public Infrastructure, followed by Diana M. Sanchez, President of Raton MainStreet and President of Great Blocks.  

*Questions and comments must be addressed formally (by procedure) to the Chair of the Committee. See website for more details: http://www.nmlegis.gov/lcs/committee_detail.aspx?CommitteeCode=ERDT

econ devel committee nm

TENTATIVE AGENDA
for the
FOURTH MEETING
of the
ECONOMIC AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE
September 28-29, 2015
Shuler Theater
Raton

Monday, September 28

9:00 a.m. Call to Order — Introductions — Approval of Minutes
—Senator Benny Shendo, Jr., Chair
9:05 a.m. Welcoming Remarks
Sandy Mantz, Mayor, Raton
9:30 a.m. (1) Great Blocks: Rural redevelopment — Public Infrastructure
Brenda Ferri, Executive Director, Raton Arts and Cultural District
—Diana M. Sanchez, President, Raton MainStreet; President, Great Blocks
—Rich Williams, Director, New Mexico MainStreet and Arts and
Cultural District
11:00 a.m. (2) Tourism Work Force Development
—Jen Schroer, Chief Executive Officer and President, New Mexico
Hospitality Association
12:00 noon Lunch
1:15 p.m. (3) Broadband Task Force Steering Committee Report
—Charlie Farrell, Executive Director, New Mexico Exchange Carrier Group
2:15 p.m. (4) New Mexico Small Business Development Center: Providing Economic
Development Assistance to Small Businesses
—Russell Wyrick, State Director, New Mexico Small Business
Development Center
—Adriene Gallegos, Associate State Director, Outreach and Program
Development, New Mexico Small Business Development Center
3:15 p.m. (5) Four-County Ground Water Initiative
—Bill Sauble, Chair, Colfax County Commission
4:15 p.m. Public Comment
4:30 p.m. Recess

Tuesday, September 29

9:30 a.m. (6) Utility Infrastructure to Meet New Mexico’s Future Needs
—Sayuri Yamada, Director of New Mexico Government Affairs, Public
Service Company of New Mexico
10:30 a.m. (7) Workforce Solutions Department Update — Unemployment Insurance
—Celina Bussey, Secretary, Workforce Solutions Department
12:30 p.m. Adjourn

Details

Start:
September 28, 2015
End:
September 29, 2015
Event Category:

Organizer

Raton MainStreet
Phone:
575-445-2052
Email:
Website:
http://ratonmainstreet.org/

Venue

Shuler Theater
131 N 2nd Street Raton, NM 87740

In Loving Memory of Andres Arnold Montano

Andres Arnold Montano
Bo r n t o R e u b e n a n d Esmeralda Montano on March 20, 1967 in La Jara, Colorado, was called home on September 16, 2015.

Andy was the youngest of a blessed family of 14.

Preceded in death by his p a r e n t s R e u b e n a n d Esmeralda and nephews Adam Montano and Tino Gutierrez, great nephew Diego and great niece Sierra.

He is survived by two sons; Andres Jr. and Jacob and daughter SaCrista. Two grandsons Christian and A.J. Seven brothers (Steve and Diane Montano, Robert and Patricia Montano, Dennis and Gerri Montano, Francis Montano, Ron and Janet Montano, Ray Montano and Anthony Montano) Sisters; Cecilia Martinez, Elaine Montano Ruiz, Gloria Velasquez, LouAnn and Donald Abeyta, Rose and Tino Gutierrez, Louise and Jose Martinez. Also survived by numerous n e p h e w , n i e c e s g r e a t nephews and nieces, aunts uncles cousins.

Andy will be greatly missed and remembered for his kindness and his generosity. He had a heart of gold. He was an awesome brother and uncle.

Please join in a celebration of his life on Saturday September 26, 2015 @ 11:00 a.m. at the First Christian Church @ 200 South Walnut Street Trinidad Colorado  81082.

Reception will take place immediately after the service in the basement of the church.

Any donations can be made to the local Fisher’s Peak Soup Kitchen located at 308 Church St. in Trinidad CO.

Family may be contacted at the following : Lou Ann Abeyta 2255 Del Mar Drive Colorado Springs Colorado 80910. Steve Montano 719-672- 3697. Dennis Montano 719-200-5132.

Obit sent to KRTN by Comi Funeral Home in Trinidad, CO.

In Loving Memory of Joe Buddie Avalos

Joe Buddie Avalos – October 7, 1933 – September 21, 2015.

Formerly of Trinidad passed away of a lengthy illness at the age of 81 .

Preceded in death by father Joe Avalos, mother Sadie Madrid, wife Pauline (Paiz) Avalos, son Michael Buddie Avalos .

Left to enshrine his memory are: Cindy (Ambrose) Sanchez, Lakewood CO; Debbie (Mark Haynes) Avalos, Sacramento CA; Mary (Aaron) Mauro, Denver, CO; Joseph D. (Betty) Avalos, Trinidad, CO; Elaine Avalos, Denver, CO; Ernest (Terry) Avalos, Thornton, CO; Phillip Avalos, Denver, CO; Paul Avalos, Denver CO; Valerie Avalos, Lakewood, CO; Grandchildren: Lyle (Vanessa) Gonzales; Adam Gonzales; Joaquin Hurtado; Aaron, Zachary, Ariel Mauro; Jolene (Drew) Kraus; Joseph Avalos; Anna (Darrin) Bower; Brandy (Eduardo Ramirez) Avalos; Benjamin, Randy, Jasmine Avalos; Alyson Low; Great Grandchildren: Katrina, Angelo, Alyssa, Jacob Ramirez; Hannah, Arianna Gonzales; Michael, Billie Jean, Spencer Kraus; Joseph Avalos. Also survived by numerous brothers, sisters, brothers in-law, sisters in-law, nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be Friday, October 2, 2015 from 9AM-Noon at the Comi Chapel.

Rosary will be recited at Noon at the Comi Chapel followed by the Funeral Mass at 1PM at Holy Trinity Church.

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

Pallbearers: Joseph Avalos, Benjamin Avalos, Randy Avalos, Aaron Mauro, Zachary Mauro, Eduardo Ramirez.

Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.
 

Quick Meeting for Raton City Commission

By Marty Mayfield

KRTN Multi-Media

 

Commissioners wrapped the September 22 regular meeting in just over 30 minutes Tuesday evening again without Mayor Mantz who according to her husband is finally out of the hospital and doing well after dealing with a broken leg.

Commissioners approved the financial report, which noted a $50,855 gross receipts tax increase that’s a 7.3129% increase over the budgeted amount. The ending General Fund cash balance is $1,445,659. (Link to the complete August 2015 Financial Report)

Commissioners also approved budget adjustment #1 for fiscal year 2016. Some of the adjustments include Water Capital Improvements and Debt Service on the Aquatic Center. Street improvement transfers including the final transfers for the Tiger Drive project. (Link for the complete August 2015 Budget Adjustment 1)

Commissioners approved the NMDOT Aviation Consumables grant application, which is something the city does every year to cover miscellaneous items that are used to run the airport. The grant is for $10,000 and will match with 10%.

Commissioners heard a report from Municipal Judge Roy Manfredi and Court Clerk Sherri Romero. Judge Manfredi noted that with the current computer system that there are a number of unpaid fines some for people who have passed away and viewed as uncollectable. Romero who was recently awarded the Court Clerk of the Year award by the municipal league talked about the 1500 plus tickets that have been written by officers so far this year.  (Link to all of the Judge’s Report Municipal Court Report)

City Manager Scott Berry talked about a visit with Senator Pete Compos, which covered economic development, street projects and needs. Anissa Construction to proceed with work on the Multi-Model Center. Berry noted work should begin just after October 1st.

Thursday the city will open sealed bids for three projects including the Senior Center roof, the First Street paving project and the Pecos and Galesteo streets paving work. Commissioners can expect a special meeting to award those bids.

Berry also noted that a state legislative committee for economic and rural development will meet at the Shuler on September 28-29. Berry asked that citizens partake in the meeting if they can.  (Link to the tentative Committee Agenda Economic legislative committee meeting)

Commissioners then adjourned the meeting and will meet again October 13, 2015 at 6:00 p.m.

Sherry Romero was awarded the New Mexico Municipal League Court Clerk of the Year and the city honored her with a proclamation.

Sherry Romero was awarded the New Mexico Municipal League Court Clerk of the Year and the city honored her with a proclamation presented by Mayor Pro-Tem Neal Segotta.   (Link to the Proclamation Court Clerk of the year_5227.jpg)