Archive for: January 2016
Betty L. Peterman, 89, longtime Raton resident, died December 3, 2015 in Scottsdale, AZ at Sunrise Senior Assisted Living. Betty and her husband Robert Peterman moved to Raton in 1961. She relocated to Scottsdale, AZ in 2003.
Betty was born in Aberdeen, South Dakota May 15, 1926 to Wayne and Josephine Spatz. She grew up on the family homestead in Perkins County South Dakota. She graduated from Hettinger High School in 1943 and attended Black Hills Teachers College in Spearfish, South Dakota. She taught in a one room school house in Perkins County before moving to Seattle, Washington where she worked for Boeing after WW II. She then moved to Ontario, Oregon where she met her husband Robert Peterman and they were married on August 11, 1951. After living in Oregon and Idaho for several years they moved to New Mexico in 1957.
Betty was preceded in death by her parents, Wayne and Josephine Spatz, her husband Robert in 1994, two sisters Virginia Wickersham and Ruth Stillman and one brother Wayne Spatz, Jr.
She is survived by her children Barbara Carlini of Raton, Barry (Janie) Peterman of Scottsdale, AZ and Kristin (Floyd) Sanders of Luera Ranch near Magdalena, NM; five grandchildren, Susan (Scott) Parker of Raton, Emilia Carlini of Raton, Jill (Jim) Fernandez of Trinidad, CO, Kurt Sanders of Scottsdale, AZ and Ryan Sanders of Magdalena, NM; two great-grandsons Jordan Carlini of Las Cruces, NM and Jason Parker of Raton. One brother Hartley (Frances) Spatz and sister-in-law Janene Spatz also survive along with several nieces and nephews.
Betty was a wife and homemaker and was a long time member of Chapter N PEO. She was also a member of Zion’s Lutheran Church in Trinidad, CO.
Cremation has taken place and a memorial service for Betty Peterman will be held at Zion’s Lutheran Church in Trinidad, CO at 1:00 pm on Saturday, January 30, 2016 with Pastor Andrea Doeden presiding. A private family inurnment will take place at Fairmont Cemetery in Raton, NM.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Zion’s Lutheran Church, Trinidad, CO or to Chapter N PEO % Loretta Butler, Raton, NM.
Arrangements by the Yaksich-Long Funeral Home.
By Marty Mayfield
Commissioners accepted a one-year lease agreement for the National Guard Armory located on city property near the Crews Field airport. The National Guard no longer has a use for the facility and has vacated the building. The National Guard Armory Board approved the lease agreement at their meeting today in Santa Fe.
The lease agreement will not cost the city any money. After the National Guard cleans up the lead contamination in an indoor shooting range they will turn the building over to the city and it will become a fully city owned building at that time. (Link to the NG Lease Agreement)
Commissioners approved a grant from the New Mexico Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Department for fire equipment. The fire department grant matching funds will come from monies the department received from wildland fire fighting. The total of the grant is $17,119.30.
Commissioners heard that the deficit in the gross receipts taxes is indeed an error at New Mexico Taxation and Revenue in the hold harmless funds in lieu of taxes on food products. They hope to get that error corrected soon and the city should hear something by Februrary 15. City Treasurer Michael Anne Antonucci indicated the GRT continues to fall short of the budgeted amount by 4.8% or $77,895.25. The city is still operating within budget at 47.68% expended as of December 31, 2015. (Links to the Dec 2015 Financial Report Budget Adjustment #5 Aquatic Ctr Additional Debt Payment)
It is expected the difference in the budgeted and actual amount of GRT will close after the error is corrected. The error has been occurring since the new formula was put in place in July 2015. It was noted that this error is affecting all of the municipalities in Colfax County not just Raton.
Commissioners also approved budget adjustment #5 for FY16 that also includes a transfer of funds so the city can make an additional payment on the aquatic center debt service as a result of additional monies received from the ¼% tax. Other adjustments included additional monies received for Municipal Court reimbursements. The Fire Grant and Library funds for building repairs at the Library.
Commissioners approved the applications for Municipal Arterial Program funds and COOP funds for street repairs. The city is requesting $300,000 in MAP funds and will match the funding with $75,000 from the street fund. The MAP monies will be used to reconstruct Hospital Drive. The $100,000 COOP funds being sought will be used for street resurfacing projects which have yet to be determined. The city will match with $25,000 from the street funds. (Links to the COOP application MAP application)
City Manager Scott Berry noted in his report that city crews are still patching potholes and working on Memorial Lane with millings as well as working in alleys laying down gravel. He noted that the building crews have been working on the kitchen at the convention center painting, removing cabinets and repairing walls and replacing the flooring.
Berry also touched on the personnel openings at the police and fire department and noted that the ISO rating inspection has been delayed to April. The city will seek some FEMA funding in hopes it could be used to help cleanup some abandoned properties.
Commissioners then moved into executive session to discuss the collective bargaining negotiations with the Police and Fire Departments.
They will meet again on February 9, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. with that meeting being broadcast on KRTN AM 1490.
Randy Kohlman, age 69 of Raton, NM, passed away Saturday, January 23, 2016 in Albuquerque, NM.
He was born October 6, 1946 in Raton the son of Francis and Emma Bacca-Kohlman. As a child Randy would preform the Randy’s Comedy Show for all the neighborhood kids. He graduated from Raton High School in 1965 and was a member of the JCs, the Elks Lodge, Bowling League and was an avid golfer.
Randy worked more than twenty years for Safeway, White House Restaurant, White House Bar, Silver Dollar Bar, Johnny’s Bakery and the Yucca Hotel. Randy loved watching old movies, Horse Races, and spending time with family and friends. He especially loved watching trains. He also loved the horse race bugle call, Disneyland and Mickey Mouse.
He is preceded in death by his parents, one brother Ronald Kohlman and beloved pet, Boots.
He is survived by his children, Kim Gallegos and husband David of Raton, Shana Kohlman and wife Chrystal of Albuquerque, NM and Jaime Encinias and husband George of Atlanta, GA. Grandchildren Melanie Gallegos, Devon Encinias, Cassia Encinias and Ezekiel Romero, Brothers Richard Kohlman and wife Sissy of Albuquerque, NM and Roger Kohlman and wife Sandy of Pocatella, Idaho, numerous nieces, nephews friends and pets Riley, Max and Charlie.
Memorial services will be Friday, January 29, 2016 at 2:00 pm at the Yaksich-Long Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor George Encinias officiating..
A reception after the service will be at the Raton Elks Lodge.
Arrangements and celebration of love for Randall James (Randy) Kohlman are under the direction of the Yaksich-Long Funeral Home of Raton.
Charette Lakes: Closed for the season.
Cimarron River: We had no reports from anglers this week.
Conchas Lake: Fishing pressure was light and fishing was slow for all species.
Cowles Ponds: We had no reports from anglers this week.
Coyote Creek: We had no reports from anglers this week.
Eagle Rock Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.
Eagle Nest Lake: As of this past Sunday, the ice averaged about 13 inches thick across the lake. Fishing was fair to good using jigs tipped with meal worms for a combination of perch, trout and kokanee. The kokanee were caught by anglers fishing near the boat ramp. We had no reports on northern pike. For updated ice conditions, contact the State Park office at 575-377-1594. A one day ice fishing derby will be held Jan. 30. For entry fees and more information, contact Tim Urtiaga at 505-974-9168.
Gallinas River: We had no reports from anglers this week.
Hopewell Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.
Lake Alice: Ice fishing for trout was very good using ice jigs, power eggs, garlic cheese, salmon eggs, homemade dough bait and PowerBait. The ice thickness remained at about 14 inches.
Lake Maloya: The ice thickness as of this past Sunday was from 9 to 11 inches. Fishing for trout was very good using homemade dough bait, corn, PowerBait, salmon eggs and ice jigs. For further updates on ice conditions, contact the Sugarite State Park office at 575-445-5607.
Los Pinos: We had no reports from anglers this week.
Maxwell Lake 13: Closed for the season.
Monastery Lake: Closed due to ice covering the lake. This lake is not open to
Morphy Lake: Closed for the season.
Pecos River: Stream flow on Monday was 33 cfs. Fishing in the Villanueva area was fair using power eggs and salmon eggs for trout.
Red River: Stream flow below the hatchery on Monday was 47cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.
Rio Costilla: We had no reports from anglers this week. Put this one on your list for great spring fishing.
Rio Grande: Stream flow on Monday at the Taos Junction Bridge was 501 cfs. Fishing was slow but there were a few trout caught by anglers using night crawlers and streamers. J. P. Cognasi caught a nice 18-inch, 2.5-pound trout while fishing the river between Espanola and Taos on Sunday. He was using a night crawler. We had no reports on other species.
Rio Hondo: We had no reports from anglers this week.
Rio Pueblo: We had no reports from anglers this week.
Santa Barbara: We had no reports from anglers this week.
Santa Cruz Reservoir: We had no reports from anglers this week.
Shuree Ponds: We had no reports from anglers this week.
Springer Lake: Ice fishing is not allowed on this lake.
Storrie Lake: Closed to fishing at this time due to thin ice conditions. For ice condition updates, contact the State Park office at 505-425-7278.
Stubblefield Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.
Ute Lake: Fishing was slow to fair using jigging spoons and blade baits at 35 to 40 feet for walleye. A few white bass were caught by anglers working up the river arms and using jigging spoons. We had no reports on other species. The surface water temp was 40 degrees.
Winsor Creek: We had no reports from anglers this week.
Abiquiu Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.
Animas River: Water flow near Aztec on Monday morning was 248 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.
Albuquerque Area Drains: Trout fishing on the Albuquerque Drain, Albuquerque Drain South, Belen Drain and the Corrales Drain was fair to good using spinners, wax worms, power eggs, small jigs and salmon eggs. AJ Trujillo fished the Belen Drain with his brother Gerald Trujillo and his wife, Amber Trujillo of Los Lunas. They caught a walleye, carp, catfish, three largemouth bass and a trout. All were caught on power jigs with the exception of the trout which was caught on a Rooster Tail. We had no reports from the other drains.
Bluewater Lake: Opened for ice fishing Saturday, Jan. 16 with an ice thickness ranging from 7 to 9 inches. Fishing was fair to good using atomic jigs for trout. Fishing for all other species was slow. For updated ice conditions, contact the State Park office at 505-876-2391.
Brazos River: We had no reports from anglers this week.
Canjilon Lakes: Closed by the U.S. Forest Service until further notice due to danger from falling trees.
Chama River: Monday morning water flows below El Vado and Abiquiu were 104 cfs and 70 cfs respectively. Fishing below Abiquiu was good using chartreuse and yellow PowerBait, Berkley power eggs, micro mays and crane flies for trout. We had no reports from below El Vado.
Cochiti Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.
El Vado Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.
Fenton Lake: The entire lake with the exception of the river inlet opened to ice fishing and as of Monday, the ice thickness was about 11 inches. Fishing was good using wax worms, salmon eggs, garlic PowerBait, small Kastmasters and Swedish Pimples for trout.
Heron Lake: As of Monday, the ice was reported as 10 inches thick. We had no reports from anglers. For updated ice conditions, contact the State Park office at 575-588-7470.
Jackson Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.
Jemez Waters: Stream flow on the Jemez River near Jemez Springs on Monday morning was 26 cfs. Fishing on the Jemez was fair using wax worms and salmon eggs for trout. Fishing pressure was very light. We had no reports on other streams in the area.
Laguna Del Campo: Closed for the season.
Lake Farmington: We had no reports from anglers this week.
Manzano Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.
Navajo Lake: Fishing was slow for all species. Fishing pressure was very light.
San Gregorio Lake: We had no reports from anglers.
San Juan River: Water flow below Navajo Lake on Monday morning was 339 cfs. Trout fishing through the Quality Waters was good using red larva, bunny leeches, midge clusters, egg patterns and streamers. Anglers reported catching large numbers of small fish. Fishing through the bait waters was good using leech patterns, worms, power eggs and salmon eggs for trout.
Seven Springs Brood Pond: We had no reports from anglers this week.
Tingley Beach: Trout fishing at the Central Pond and Youth Pond was good using wax worms, salmon eggs, PowerBait and small jigs. Trout fishing at the Bob Gerding Catch and Release Pond was very good using egg patterns, bunny leeches, small streamers and San Juan worms. We had no reports on other species.
Trout Lakes: We had no reports from anglers this week.
Alumni Pond: Fishing was good using worms and PowerBait for trout.
Bear Canyon: Fishing was good using PowerBait, power eggs, corn and worms for trout. We had no reports on other species.
Bill Evans Lake: Fishing was good using meal worms, PowerBait, salmon eggs and Kastmasters for trout. We had no reports on other species.
Caballo Lake: Fishing pressure was extremely light and fishing was slow for all species.
Elephant Butte Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.
Escondida Lake: Fishing was good using PowerBait, wax worms, homemade dough bait and spoons for trout. We had no reports on other species.
Gila River: Stream flow as of Monday morning was 193 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.
Glenwood Pond: Fishing was good using PowerBait and salmon eggs for trout.
Lake Roberts: Fishing was fair to good using salmon eggs, PowerBait and worms for trout.
Percha Dam: We had no reports from anglers this week.
Quemado Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.
Rio Grande: Stream flow below Elephant Butte as of Monday morning was 0.0 cfs. Fishing was fair using worms, PowerBait and salmon eggs for trout. We had no reports on other species.
Snow Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.
Young Pond: Fishing was fair to good using worms, green PowerBait and silver spoons for trout. Anglers reported that the best fishing was in the morning hours. We had no reports on other species.
Alto Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.
Bataan Lake: Fishing was fair to good using worms, PowerBait and spoons for trout. We had no reports on other species.
Black River: Stream flow at Malaga on Monday was 15 cfs. Fishing was slow for all species.
Blue Hole Park Pond: We had no reports from anglers this week.
Bonito Lake: Closed until further notice by the city of Alamogordo due to fire damage.
Bosque Redondo: Fishing was slow for all species. Fishing pressure was light.
Bottomless Lakes: We had no reports from anglers this week.
Brantley Lake: Anglers are required to catch and release all fish caught here here as high levels of pesticides have been found in some fish. We had no reports from anglers this week.
Carlsbad Municipal Lake: Fishing was good using PowerBait, small trout worms, power eggs and salmon eggs for trout. We had no reports on other species.
Chaparral Park Lake: Fishing was fair to good using worms, PowerBait and homemade dough bait for trout.
El Rito Creek: Fishing was fair using meal worms and salmon eggs for trout.
Eunice Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.
Green Meadow Lake: Trout fishing was fair to good using PowerBait, corn, salmon eggs and small spoons.
Greene Acres Lake: Fishing was fair using garlic cheese and PowerBait for trout.
Grindstone Reservoir: We had no reports from anglers this week.
Jal Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.
Lake Van: Fishing was slow to fair using PowerBait and homemade dough bait for trout. We had no reports on other species.
Oasis Park Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.
Pecos River: Stream flow below Sumner Lake as of Monday morning was 32 cfs. Fishing below Sumner was good using worms, PowerBait and salmon eggs for trout. We had no reports on other species.
Perch Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.
Ruidoso River: Stream flow at Hollywood on Monday was 32 cfs. Fishing was slow.
Santa Rosa Lake: Fishing pressure was extremely light and we had no reports from anglers this week.
Sumner Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.
Orval “Lowell” Thompson, age 89, went to be with the Lord on January 24, 2016. He was born on March 28, 1926, to Claus and Lola Thompson in Monte Vista, CO.
Lowell served in the Army towards the end of WWII and was in the Battle of the Bulge. Returning to the San Luis Valley, he joined forces with his father taking care of the family farm. In June of 1947, he married his first wife, Ardith Earnhart. They were married for 35 years. During this time, he farmed and inspected vegetables until he moved to Trinidad in 1968 to manage the Trinidad Lanes. At this time, Lowell was actively participating in bowling leagues and tournaments at local, state and national levels.
In 1973, Lowell and Ardith bought the Sears franchise in Trinidad and ran the store until her death in 1983. Lowell continued with the Sears store along with his second wife, Mary Helen Barnes. Mary passed away in 2013.
After he retired, he was a grounds keeper at Trinidad Lake for a couple of years. Lowell also, in his retirement, was very active in the local VFW. He especially enjoyed working with the local school children encouraging participation in the VFW programs Voice of Democracy and Patriot’s Pen.
Lowell was an avid hunter and fisherman and loved gardening and his pets. He had a big garden in his yard until he moved to the Spanish Peaks Veterans Living Center in 2014. He lived here until his death.
He is survived by his sisters Janet and Janean, his brother Myron (Dot), daughters Laurel Tortorelli and Sharlyn Garduno (Gerald), son Roger Thompson (Darlene), 10 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren, and 3 great great grandchildren. Also surviving are two step daughters Sharin Barnes, Nonie Tapp (Dane) and their children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Memorial Services will be Monday, February 1, 2016 at 2PM at First Christian Church in Trinidad, CO, with Pastor Cary Nelson officiating.
Inurnment will be held Tuesday, February 2, 2016 at 1PM at the Alamosa Cemetery with graveside services and military honors conducted by Ft. Carson Honor Guard.
Donations may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice or the Spanish Peaks Veterans Living Center in Lowell’s memory. The family will greet people at the Trinidad Elks Club directly after the service.
Knights of Columbus Des Moines (15974 St. Juan Diego Council) held their Annual Free Throw Championship Tournament for boys and girls ages 9 to 14 on Sunday, January 24 the Des Moines High School Gymnasium.
There were fourteen competitors; eight winners will go on to the District 12 Competition at the Cimarron Middle School Gym on Feb 21st at 1:00 pm. District 12 consists of Des Moines, Clayton, Cimarron and Raton.
The following competitors will advance to District Competition:
9 year old boy- Noah Johnson
(no 9 year old girl)
10 year old boy- Kayle Roark
(no 10 year old girl)
(no 11 year old boy)
11 year old girl-Jacee Sumpter
(no 12 year old boy)
12 year old girl- Natashia McDonald
13 year old boy-MacKensie Ebell
13 year old Girl- Allison Guerrero
14 year old boy- Isaiah Trujillo
14 year old girl- Lila Burmeister
By Marty Mayfield
The Lady Tigers scored first and extended the lead against the Cimarron Lady Rams only to see it slip away late in the game Friday evening, January 22nd in Tiger Gym.
The game was also a Cowbell game as Cimarron currently has the bell. The Lady Tigers struck first and but never really took a commanding lead as the very tall Mariah Vanderlei blocked shots and easily scored buckets over the shorter Lady Tigers. It was a close game as the halftime buzzer sounded but the third quarter saw the Lady Tigers struggle to not only maintain possession of the ball and score but to keep Cimarron from scoring. At the end of the third however Cimarron out scored the Lady Tigers and took the lead 32-19.
Fourth quarter action saw the Lady Tigers strike back and tie the ball game late in the quarter and with about a minute left on the clock were in a position to take the lead as Natasha Ortega sunk a couple of key free throws to tie the game. Cimarron however tightened their defense and stole the ball keeping Raton from scoring and finally with the help of a couple of free throws and a ate basket, Raton took the nail-biting win 44-42. This game could have easily gone either way had the girls been hitting their free throws, both teams fell well short of 50% completion rate at the line.
Cimarron 9 11 12 12 44
Raton 12 12 5 13 42
Cimarron High Point
Angel Gonzales 13 6 of 14 free throws
Reina Argüello 14 2 of 3 free throws
Free Throws 10 of 24 attempts
Raton High Point
Andie Ortega 12 2 of 2 free throws
Estrella Vargas 10 2 of 3 free throws
Free throws 6 of 16 attempts
The JV boys took to the court first Friday afternoon and knew what to expect from Cimarron as this was the JV boys second meeting of the season.
The defense kept this a low scoring game and it was a slow start as Cimarron took the early lead and allowed only one Raton point in the first quarter. Both teams played a good defensive game with blocks and steals on both sides of the ball. By halftime Raton led the game by only two points 10-8.
Second half action remained a low scoring affair as Cimarron finally managed to post a double digit quarter in the fourth. Raton however kept the game close and at the final buzzer Cimarron took home the win 27-23.
Cimarron 4 4 8 11 27
Raton 1 9 7 6 23
The varsity boys game had Raton doubling the Cimarron score in the first quarter by playing a stronger defensive game and working the ball inside for several in-the-paint baskets. The fans saw Raton settle down and play a brand of ball not seen from this team this season. The boys worked the ball and worked it inside if that didn’t work the boys pushed the ball back out usually to one of the tall boys Austin Jones or Jonathan Cabrieles for a shot from just inside the free throw line. As the game wore on the Rams defense picked up in the second quarter and held Raton to only seven points and 26-15 lead.
Second quarter action saw more of the same style of play however in the fourth quarter Cimarron sparked a small fire and outscored Raton by five. While it was too little too late for Cimarron, Raton couldn’t rest as the Rams closed the gap. It was near the end of the fourth when Cimarron came alive but Raton managed to keep them at bay till the final buzzer sounded.
Free throws were hard to come by for both teams as Raton made 57% from the line Friday night while Cimarron posted a 56% from the line. Boys Coach Jose Archuleta and Girls Coach Victor Esparza have noted numerous times in conversations with KRTN about the free throws made in a game and if its a close one how that could have turned the game one way or another. While the Raton boys did better Friday night than they have in the past as district play begins both coaches know that part of the game will need to improve. As coach Esparza has noted in the past Raton is a young team and he is seeing improvement each week but that improvement needs to become consistent for the girls as district play starts this week.
Cimarron 8 7 7 22 44
Raton 19 7 15 17 58
Cimarron High Point
Thomas Jeffers 20 5 of 7 free throws
Free throws 9 of 16 attempts
Raton High Point
Jonathan Cabrieles 22 7 of 9 free throws
Austin Jones 18 5 of 8 free throws
Free Throws 11 of 20 free throws
Charles (Chuck) Terpening was born May 19, 1924 in Prairie Grove, Arkansas the son of Charles E. and Opha Ramsey Terpening. He passed away Sunday January 17, 2016 in Springer, NM he was 91.
Charles spent most of his adult life serving his Lord. He spent time in American Samoa, China and various states helping build churches, including the Baptist Church in Cimarron where he was pastor for a few years. He was a Veteran of the United States Navy.
Chuck is survived by two sisters, Irma Terpening (Morse) and husband Buddy of Cimarron, Evelyn Terpening (Howarth) and husband Don of Las Cruces, NM. Two children, daughter Marry Eddy and husband Jack of Cimarron and son Ed Terpening and wife Regina of Mack, CO. Numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and very good friends.
Memorial services will be Saturday, January 30, 2016 a 2:00 pm at the Cimarron Baptist Church in Cimarron with Pastor Rick Rindi officiating.
Inurnment will be in Tucumcari, NM at a later date.
Arrangements and celebration of love for Charles (Chuck) Terpening are under the direction of the Yaksich-Long Funeral Home of Raton.
Annie L. Sandoval, 86, born and raised in Springer, New Mexico and long time resident of Albuquerque, passed away on Friday, January 15, 2016.
She was preceded in death by her parents Nabor and Faustina Sandoval.
A mass will be celebrated on Saturday, January 30, 2016 in Springer, NM at St. Joseph Catholic Church at 11:00 am.
Questions and/or condolences please call (505) 898-5330.