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In Loving Memory of Lory David Phillips

Lory David Phillips age 65 departed this earth on January 25, 2016 surrounded by loved ones.

Lory was born on March 8, 1950 to J.J. Phillips and Virginia Wilson, who proceeded him in death as did his sister Georgia.

Lory is survived by the love of his life Anita of the Family home. His loving wife, best friend and shotgun rider for over four decades of fun and adventures. Lory’s legacy and the family name he was so proud of will be carried on by his sons David and wife Michelle of Houston, Texas. Jason and wife Tenelle of Raton, and his four special grand children Stone, Abigail, Samantha and Ella Phillips. He leaves behind his brother and best friend Jackie Phillips of Raton, sister Jo Ann and husband Wayne Bomar of Texas, as well as his sister in law Lucille Gabol and brother in law Johnny Quartieri and wife Rachel. He truly embraced the role of being an uncle and will be greatly missed by his nieces and nephews of whom some were almost like a second set of children. Numerous cousins will also feel the loss of Lory.

phillips loryLory was an avid outdoorsman who loved to hunt and fish. He dedicated his early year to training race horses and even managed to merge his passions for photography and horse racing into a paying job. He spent 13 years working for the Raton Public Service Company before joining with his wife and sons to enter the broadcasting field where together they owned and operated KCRT and Coyote Country for the last 25 years. These years required a lot of hard work but also provided him the opportunity to spend large amounts of time with family and friends and do tons of really cool things.

Lory was best known for his kindness and his generosity for helping others . He enjoyed the company of good friends and spending time at the Raton Elks Lodge. He had a great sense of humor and an undying commitment to his family and friends.

A Memorial Service will be Saturday, February 6, 2016 at 11:00 am at the Yaksich-Long Funeral Home Chapel in Raton with Dr. Monty McGowen officiating. All are invited to also attend a celebration of Lory’s life at the Raton Elks Lodge at noon.

Arrangements and celebration of love for Lory Phillips are under the direction of the Yaksich-Long Funeral Home of Raton.

In Loving Memory of Betty L. Peterman

 

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.

candlesCremation 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.

 

Raton City Commission accept National Guard Armory and apply for MAP and COOP Funds

By Marty Mayfield

KRTN Multi-Media

 

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.

During his report Scott Berry talked about the work being done by city crews

During his report Scott Berry talked about the work being done by city crews

 

 

 

 

In Loving Memory of Randy Kohlman

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.

kohlmanRandy 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.

NM Game and Fish Fishing Report for Jan 26, 2016

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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.

Check out the stocking report through Oct. 16. Lake levels and stream flows.

In Loving Memory of Orval Lowell Thompson

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.

thompson lowellLowell 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 Announce Free Throw Winners

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.

Competitors and sponsors of the 2016 Knights of Columbus Free Throw Contest in Des Moines.

Competitors and sponsors of the 2016 Knights of Columbus Free Throw Contest in Des Moines.

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

 
Raymond A, Sisneros
Financial Secretary 15974
District Deputy  012

Raton/Cimarron in Friday Night Matchup

By Marty Mayfield

KRTN Multi-Media

 

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

Estrella Vargas squeezes through the traffic of Gentry Hauckebo (left) and Mariah Vanderlei (right) as Autumn Archuleta (0) looks on

Estrella Vargas squeezes through the traffic of Gentry Hauckebo (left) and Mariah Vanderlei (right) as Autumn Archuleta (0) looks on

 

Andie Ortega works past Gentry Haukebo (22) on her way into the basket for two of her 12 points on the night

Andie Ortega works past Gentry Haukebo (22) on her way into the basket for two of her 12 points on the night

 

Halle Medina struggles with Mariah Vanderlei and Gentry Haukabo for possession of the ball

Halle Medina struggles with Mariah Vanderlei and Gentry Haukabo for possession of the ball

 

Sophia Madellini and Gentry Haukabo scramble for the possession of the ball late in the game Friday evening in Tiger Gym

Sophia Madellini and Gentry Haukabo scramble for the possession of the ball late in the game Friday evening in Tiger Gym

 

Ethan Martinez goes for the jumper as Austin Vargas goes for the block during the JV game Friday afternoon

Ethan Martinez goes for the jumper as Austin Vargas goes for the block during the JV game Friday afternoon

 

Zeke Sena takes the shot as Will Rittenhouse gets the block during the JV game in Tiger Gym Friday afternoon

Zeke Sena takes the shot as Will Rittenhouse gets the block during the JV game in Tiger Gym Friday afternoon

 

Zee Sena (44) tangles with Chris Coca (4) and Cayden Potter (5) under the basket during the JV game in tiger Gym Friday afternoon

Zee Sena (44) tangles with Chris Coca (4) and Cayden Potter (5) under the basket during the JV game in tiger Gym Friday afternoon

 

Dustin Segura (11) goes in for the shot as Jacob Garcia (24) gets a hand in on the action with Joe Serna (21) on the other side.

Dustin Segura (11) goes in for the shot as Jacob Garcia (24) gets a hand in on the action with Joe Serna (21) on the other side.

 

Matt Dean (32) gets a hand on Jonathan Cabrieles as he goes up for the shot Friday evening in Tiger Gym

Matt Dean (32) gets a hand on Jonathan Cabrieles as he goes up for the shot Friday evening in Tiger Gym

 

Matt Dean (32) reaches for the ball as Austin Jones (5) goes for the short jumper during the varsity game Friday evening in Tiger Gym

Matt Dean (32) reaches for the ball as Austin Jones (5) goes for the short jumper during the varsity game Friday evening in Tiger Gym

 

Matt Dean (32) was all over the place Friday night, here he goes for the stuff as Jonathan Cabrieles goes for the short jumper

Matt Dean (32) was all over the place Friday night, here he goes for the stuff as Jonathan Cabrieles goes for the short jumper

 

Matt Dean (32) was all over the place Friday night, here he goes for the stuff as Jonathan Cabrieles goes for the short jumper

Matt Dean (32) was all over the place Friday night, here he goes for the stuff as Jonathan Cabrieles goes for the short jumper

In Loving Memory of Charles (Chuck) Terpening

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.

terpening chuckCharles 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.

In Loving Memory of Annie L. Sandoval

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.  

sandoval annieShe is survived by her brothers Alfred Sandoval, Richard Sandoval and sister Viola Orellana and many nieces and nephews.  

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.