Archive for: December 2015

In Loving Memory of Joseph L. Duran

Joseph L. Duran, age 70, passed away at home on November 27, 2015 after a lengthy illness.

He was born in Trinidad, Colorado on February 5, 1945, the son of Audelia (Blan) and Andres J. Duran.

Joseoh DuranJoseph proudly served his country in the United States Marines Corps.

On October 22, 1966, he was united in marriage to Esther Diaz.

He was employed as a coal miner for several years at the Allen/New Elk Mine. Joe was a member of UMWA #9856.

He loved playing the lottery. Joe enjoyed having breakfast at Denny’s and his favorite, the Family Seed. He also liked watching Westerns, especially Gunsmoke. He liked to cook and taking care of his dog Little Bit.

Preceding him in death are parents Audelia and Andres Duran, beloved wife Esther, and brother Andy Duran.

Survivors are son Raymond Duran, Denver, daughter Terry Duran, Trinidad, grandchildren, Michael, Takisha, Kyle and Bianca, brothers and sisters ,Gene (Margie) Duran, Elvira Dolce, Virginia (Al) Ortiz, James Duran, Donald Duran all of Trinidad, Godchildren, Doreen Massarotti, Chad Dolce, Takisha Duran, numerous nephews and nieces, including special niece Jamie DiVello, and many friends.

Funeral services will be held FRIDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2015 with Funeral Mass at 1 pm  at Holy Trinity Church.

Inurnment will follow at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery.

Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

NM Game and Fish Fishing Report for December 1, 2015

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This fishing report, provided by Bill Dunn and the Department of Game and Fish, has been generated from the best information available from area officers and anglers. Conditions encountered after the report is compiled may differ, as stream, lake and weather conditions alter fish and angler activities. 


$3,000 in rewards offered in refuge elk poaching


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LAS VEGAS, N.M. – The Department of Game and Fish and Las Vegas, N.M., area landowners, businesses and residents are offering $3,000 in rewards for information leading to the poachers who killed two bull elk and left them to rot at Las Vegas National Wildlife Refuge.

“It is outrageous and unacceptable that someone would kill these animals and leave them to waste,” said Rob Larrañaga, refuge manager. “These criminals stole two prized elk that could have been harvested in a youth hunt being planned by the refuge.”

The elk were discovered Nov. 20 in an area of the refuge also used by hikers, birders and photographers. Conservation officers determined that both elk had been shot.

The department is offering a $1,200 reward through its Operation Game Thief program, and Las Vegas area landowners, businesses and the Friends of Las Vegas National Wildlife Refuge are offering another $1,800 for information leading to charges being filed in the case.

Anyone with information about this case or any other wildlife crime is urged to call Operation Game Thief toll-free, (800) 432-4263. Callers can remain anonymous and may be eligible for rewards if charges are filed.

Raton featured on MSNBC Segment

Chris Matthews, host of Hardball on MSNBC took a cross country trip recently on Amtrak. One of his stops onboard the Southwest Chief was Raton, New Mexico. The video “The stuff dreams are made of” aired Monday, November 30, 2015 during Matthews’ segment called “Let Me Finish.” The video includes photos of Raton, its surrounding landscapes and train depot.

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Chris Matthews finishes up the show with the stuff dreams are made of…a 21st century train ride across America.





Link to the Story   http://www.msnbc.com/hardball/watch/let-me-finish–the-stuff-dreams-are-made-of-576749123967