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Lady Tigers Shutout Lady Lions in Three

By Marty Mayfield

KRTN Multi-Media

It is spring time in the Rockies as the ladies took to the field on a cold and breezy afternoon as Raton hosted the Lady Lions from Santa Rosa. With temps only in the low 40s and a north breeze the girls toughed it out for three innings as the Lady Tigers toppled Santa Rosa 15-0 with Camryn Mileta on the stripe.

The Lady Lions looked as though they would get the first runs of the game as they loaded the bases but a fly ball to center field where Mariah Encinias easily grabbed it for the out leaving the base runners stranded. Raton struck first as Natausha Archuleta hit big and rounded the bases to third. She later came in on errors put Raton up by one.

It was the second inning that Raton rallied and put the ball deep in the outfield bringing runners around the bases. The ladies tacked on 12 runs to make it a 13-0 game. Four and out for Santa Rosa then Raton’s Walton put one into left field and Montana Trujillo smacked one to right center, deep enough to round the base and on errors she crossed home plate to end the game on the 15 run rule.

Safe at Second as Natausha Archuleta slides into second as Jadyn Romero loses the ball in the excitement.

Safe at Second as Natausha Archuleta slides into second as Jadyn Romero loses the ball in the excitement.

 

Another close play at second as Jadyn Walton slides in safe in the second inning of a three inning game.

Another close play at second as Jadyn Walton slides in safe in the second inning of a three inning game.

 

Out at First as Halle Medina takes the throw from pitcher Camryn Mileta.

Out at First as Halle Medina takes the throw from pitcher Camryn Mileta.

 

Natasha Ortega finds third base as the ball bounces free from third baseman Jazmine Silva

Natasha Ortega finds third base as the ball bounces free from third baseman Jazmine Silva

 

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Jadyn Walton slides home as the pitcher Christina Rodarte misses the throw from the catcher for another Raton run

 

Again Jadyn Walton slides in safe at second as the throw from Santa Rosa's catcher Nicolette Gonzales goes wide.

Again Jadyn Walton slides in safe at second as the throw from Santa Rosa’s catcher Nicolette Gonzales goes wide.

In Loving Memory of Harriett (Hattie) Stech Sloan

Harriett (Hattie) Stech Sloan passed away at the age of 96 in Medford, Oregon, on February 12, 2016.   

She was born to Lela McCrum Stech and Harley Stech on August 28, 1919, in Huntington County, Indiana. 

Hattie attended Milwaukee Downer Women’s College and graduated from Johns Hopkins School of Nursing in 1942.  While in nursing school, she met medical student, Robert (Bob) Dye Sloan, who later became her husband. 

From 1942 until 1945, Hattie served as a member of the Army Nurse Corps in the European Theater with the 30th General Hospital. She and the other nurses in her unit waded onto the beach in Normandy on D-Day plus 40.  Their military hospital was in Belgium near the frontlines of the Battle of the Bulge.  Her discharge papers state that she was awarded three Bronze Stars.

Hattie married Dr. Robert Sloan on March 2, 1946.  They lived in Baltimore, Maryland, where Bob was a radiologist at Johns Hopkins Hospital.  Here their two children, Catherine (Cathy) and Harriett (Holly), were born.

In the early 1950’s, the family moved to Jackson, Mississippi, when Bob became the Head Professor and Chairman of the Department of Radiology at the newly created University of Mississippi Medical Center.  Hattie devoted her time to raising their children.  She also was an avid bridge player and was a member of many clubs and organizations.  She served as president of both the local and state chapters of the American Association of University Women and volunteered her nursing skills with Operation Shoestring, a non-profit that serves low-income families in Jackson.

sloanIn 1983, Hattie and Bob joined their oldest daughter, Cathy, and her family in Raton, New Mexico.  Hattie and Cathy opened the Heirloom Shop antique store and were in business together for 25 years.  Hattie oversaw the restoration of two historic buildings in downtown Raton and was recognized for her efforts by the governor of New Mexico and the state office of historic preservation.  

In 2010, Hattie and Bob relocated to Medford, Oregon, where they lived at Horton Plaza.  Bob passed away in 2013.  They had been married for 67years.

Hattie Sloan is survived by her daughter, Holly Sloan, of Blue Ridge, Georgia, and daughter and son-in-law, Cathy and Hugh Naylor, MD. of Eagle Point, Oregon.  She leaves four grandchildren, Hugh (Ned) Naylor of Beirut, Lebanon, Holly Naylor of Washington DC, Katie Dignan of Pensacola, Florida, and Sloan Dignan of Blue Ridge, Georgia, as well as two great grandchildren.

Hattie is buried next to Bob at the National Cemetery in Eagle Point, Oregon.  Donations in Hattie’s name can be made to the Maslow Project in Medford, Oregon. (www.maslowproject.org).

NM Game & Fish Fishing Report March 29, 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 March 29. Lake levels and stream flows.

Precinct Board Workers Election School Notice

NOTICE

 

Pursuant to Section 1-2-17, 2015 Election Handbook, a public school of instructions for Precinct Board workers for the June 7, 2016 Primary Elections will be held as follows:

 

 

Precincts 1A- 1B                                                                  Eagle Nest- Community Center

10:00 AM                                                                              Monday, April 25, 2016

 

 

Precincts 2-7                                                                        Cimarron- Village Hall

10:00 AM                                                                              Thursday, April 28, 2016

 

 

Precincts 10-22                                                                   Colfax County Courthouse

Absentee Precinct                                                              Old Commission Chambers

9:00 AM                                                                                Thursday, April 21, 2016

 

 

 

 

______________________

Rebecca Hoy

Colfax County Clerk

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Lady Tigers take Tohachi Tourney

Game Stats – 3/24/16 Raton Tigers at East Mountain

Box Score


RATON TIGERS (7) AT EAST MOUNTAIN (2)

RATON TIGERS         AB  R  H BI  EAST MOUNTAIN        AB  R  H BI
Mariah Encinias       3  2  1  1                        3  0  0  0  
Natasha  Archuleta    3  2  2  3                        2  0  1  1  
Andie Ortega          3  1  0  0                        2  0  0  0  
Estrella Vargas       3  1  0  1                        2  0  0  0  
Jadyn Walton          3  0  1  1                        2  1  1  0  
Camryn Stoecker       3  0  1  1                        1  0  0  0  
Montana Trujillo      3  1  1  0                        2  0  0  0  
Camryn Mileta         2  0  0  0                        1  1  1  0  
Natausha Ortega       2  0  0  0                        1  0  0  1  
TOTALS               25  7  6  7  TOTALS               16  2  3  2

RATON TIGERS                  310 03 -- 7  
EAST MOUNTAIN                 001 1x -- 2  

LOB--RATON TIGERS 5, EAST MOUNTAIN 5. ERR--Jadyn Walton,
Montana Trujillo,  ,  ,   (4),  . 2B--Natasha  Archuleta.
HR--Natasha  Archuleta. HBP-- . SB--Mariah Encinias, Andie
Ortega.

 RATON TIGERS                    IP    H    R   ER   BB   SO   HR
Natasha  Archuleta (W)         4.00    3    2    2    2    5    0
 EAST MOUNTAIN              
                               4.33    6    7    2    0    2    1

SO--Camryn Stoecker, Jadyn Walton, ,  (2), , . BB-- ,  .


Team 1 2 3 4 5 R H E L
Raton Tigers 3 1 0 0 3 7 6 2 5
East Mountain 0 0 1 1 2 3 7 5

WP: Natasha Archuleta, LP: -, SP: –

Game Stats – 3/24/16 Raton Tigers at Wingate

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RATON TIGERS (5) AT WINGATE (1)

RATON TIGERS         AB  R  H BI  WINGATE              AB  R  H BI
Mariah Encinias       4  1  1  0  Marion                3  0  1  0  
Natasha  Archuleta    4  1  2  1  Zoey                  2  0  0  0  
Andie Ortega          4  0  1  0  Selena                3  0  0  0  
Estrella Vargas       4  0  0  0  Sammi                 3  0  0  0  
Jadyn Walton          4  1  1  1  Autumn                3  0  1  0  
Camryn Stoecker       4  1  0  0  Denise                3  0  0  0  
Montana Trujillo      3  1  2  1  Tanisha               3  0  0  0  
Sofia Maddaleni       3  0  2  2  Chantara              2  1  1  1  
Natausha Ortega       3  0  2  0  Harriet               2  0  0  0  
TOTALS               33  5 11  5  TOTALS               24  1  3  1

RATON TIGERS                  001 300 1 -- 5  
WINGATE                       000 001 0 -- 1  

LOB--RATON TIGERS 7, WINGATE 3. ERR--Selena , Marion .
2B--Mariah Encinias, Andie Ortega, Natasha  Archuleta (2),
Sofia Maddaleni. HR--Chantara . SB--Jadyn Walton, Estrella
Vargas, Zoey  (2).

 RATON TIGERS                    IP    H    R   ER   BB   SO   HR
Natasha  Archuleta (W)         7.00    3    1    1    1   10    1
 WINGATE                    
Autumn                         7.00   11    5    4    0    6    0

SO--Camryn Stoecker, Jadyn Walton, Mariah Encinias (2),
Natasha  Archuleta, Natausha Ortega, Harriet, Selena (2),
Chantara, Tanisha (3), Zoey, Marion, Autumn. BB--Zoey .


Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E L
Raton Tigers 0 0 1 3 0 0 1 5 11 0 7
Wingate 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 3 2 3

WP: Natasha Archuleta, LP: -, SP: –

Game Stats – 3/25/16 Raton Tigers at Tohatchi Varsity

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RATON TIGERS (18) AT TOHATCHI VARSITY (1)

RATON TIGERS         AB  R  H BI  TOHATCHI VARSITY     AB  R  H BI
Mariah Encinias       1  3  1  0  Roshawn               2  0  0  0  
Natasha  Archuleta    1  2  0  1  Krystal               2  0  1  1  
Natausha Ortega       3  3  1  0  Randera               1  0  0  0  
Estrella Vargas       2  2  0  0  Geralyn               1  0  0  0  
Jadyn Walton          3  1  1  0  Shanika               2  0  0  0  
Camryn Stoecker       2  2  2  2  Megan                 1  0  0  0  
Halle Medina          4  2  1  2  Sheona                1  0  0  0  
Montana Trujillo      2  1  0  0  Stacey                2  0  0  0  
Camryn Mileta         3  2  0  1  Casey                 1  1  0  0  
TOTALS               21 18  6  6  TOTALS               13  1  1  1

RATON TIGERS                  1130 40 -- 18 
TOHATCHI VARSITY              001 0x -- 1  

LOB--RATON TIGERS 5, TOHATCHI VARSITY 4. ERR--Sofia
Maddaleni (2), Krystal , Stacey , Randera , Megan , Roshawn 
(2). 2B--Mariah Encinias. 3B--Halle Medina, Krystal .
HBP--Camryn Stoecker, Mariah Encinias, Estrella Vargas (2).
SB--Camryn Stoecker (4), Jadyn Walton, Halle Medina, Mariah
Encinias (7), Montana Trujillo, Natasha  Archuleta (2),
Natausha Ortega (5), Estrella Vargas (2), Camryn Mileta (4).

 RATON TIGERS                    IP    H    R   ER   BB   SO   HR
Jadyn Walton (W)               4.00    1    1    0    4    6    0
 TOHATCHI VARSITY           
Geralyn                        4.00    6   18   11   10    1    0

PB--Camryn Stoecker, Randera  (8). WP--Geralyn . SO--Jadyn
Walton, Sheona, Krystal, Randera, Shanika, Roshawn (2).
BB--Camryn Stoecker, Jadyn Walton, Mariah Encinias (2),
Montana Trujillo (2), Natasha  Archuleta (3), Natausha
Ortega, Sheona , Geralyn , Randera , Megan .


Team 1 2 3 4 5 R H E L
Raton Tigers 11 3 0 4 0 18 6 2 5
Tohatchi Varsity 0 0 1 0 1 1 6 4

WP: Jadyn Walton, LP: -, SP: –

Game Stats – 3/26/16 Raton Tigers at Zuni

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RATON TIGERS (17) AT ZUNI (6)

RATON TIGERS         AB  R  H BI  ZUNI                 AB  R  H BI
Mariah Encinias       4  2  2  0                        4  1  1  0  
Natasha  Archuleta    3  2  1  1                        3  2  0  0  
Sofia Maddaleni       3  2  1  2                        3  2  2  2  
Estrella Vargas       5  2  2  0                        3  0  2  3  
Jadyn Walton          2  3  1  1                        3  0  1  1  
Camryn Stoecker       3  2  2  1                        3  0  0  0  
Halle Medina          3  1  2  3                        2  0  0  0  
Natausha Ortega       3  1  1  1                        3  0  0  0  
Camryn Mileta         1  2  0  0                        3  1  1  0  
TOTALS               27 17 12  9  TOTALS               27  6  7  6

RATON TIGERS                  261 062 0 -- 17 
ZUNI                          101 040 x -- 6  

LOB--RATON TIGERS 8, ZUNI 4. ERR--Jadyn Walton, Mariah
Encinias (2), Sofia Maddaleni, Natausha Ortega. 2B--Jadyn
Walton,  ,  . 3B--Natasha  Archuleta. HBP--Camryn Stoecker
(2), Camryn Mileta,  . SB--Camryn Stoecker, Jadyn Walton,
Halle Medina (4), Mariah Encinias, Natasha  Archuleta (2),
Sofia Maddaleni (4), Natausha Ortega (4), Estrella Vargas,
Camryn Mileta (2).

 RATON TIGERS                    IP    H    R   ER   BB   SO   HR
Natasha  Archuleta (W)         6.00    7    6    4    0   13    0
 ZUNI                       

PB--Camryn Stoecker. SO--Sofia Maddaleni, Natausha Ortega,
Estrella Vargas (2), ,  (2),  (3),  (3), , ,  (2). BB--Jadyn
Walton (2), Halle Medina (2), Mariah Encinias, Natasha 
Archuleta (2), Sofia Maddaleni (2), Natausha Ortega (2),
Camryn Mileta (2).


Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E L
Raton Tigers 2 6 1 0 6 2 0 17 12 5 8
Zuni 1 0 1 0 4 0 6 7 1 4

WP: Natasha Archuleta, LP: -, SP: –

Raton Tosses Taos the Loss in Windblown Game.

By Marty Mayfield

KRTN Multi-Media

The wind not only blew it blew the dust around causing delays in the game with Taos Tuesday afternoon at Jim Wade Field in Raton. 30-35 plus mph winds blew in from centerfield blowing up dust as batters took to the plate and catchers shielded their eyes from the dust.

The wind also made things difficult for both batters and fielders as fly balls would just get out of the infield and fall like a rock in the outfield or foul balls behind the plate went erratic making it hard for the catcher to not only find the ball but judge where to be when it came down. Despite the wind Raton batters belted the ball just far enough to move base runners and get on base.

Raton pitcher Natasha Archuleta held Taos batters at bay as Taos went three up three down in the first and only did four up three out in the second. Raton started the scoring off in the first with three runs as Archuleta took first on balls followed by Andie Ortega hit into left. The ladies finished it off with three runs in the first and added one in the third.

Raton managed to bring two runners around in the fifth and again in the sixth to make it an 8-2 game going into the seventh where Archuleta once again performed her magic striking out one batter and only allowing two hits to third for outs.

The Lady Tigers continue their winning streak after another big weekend in tourney play winning the Tohatchi tourney and toppling Taos 8-2. The Lady Tigers will once again play Thursday with Santa Rosa at Jim Wade Field.

Game Stats – 3/29/16 Taos Varsity at Raton Tigers

Box Score


TAOS VARSITY (2) AT RATON TIGERS (8)

TAOS VARSITY         AB  R  H BI  RATON TIGERS         AB  R  H BI
Elena Espinoza        4  1  1  0  Mariah Encinias       4  0  0  0  
Ashlynn Silva         3  0  1  0  Natasha  Archuleta    2  2  1  0  
Raelynn Fernandez     3  0  1  1  Sofia Maddaleni       4  1  3  0  
Alexandra Montoya     3  1  2  0  Estrella Vargas       4  1  3  0  
Jade Vigil            3  0  0  0  Jadyn Walton          4  2  2  0  
Veronice Quintana     3  0  1  1  Camryn Stoecker       3  1  2  2  
Sonja Vigil           3  0  1  0  Halle Medina          2  0  2  2  
Midnite Lujan         3  0  0  0  Natausha Ortega       3  0  0  0  
Kota Tank             3  0  0  0  Camryn Mileta         4  0  0  0  
TOTALS               28  2  7  2  TOTALS               30  7 13  4

TAOS VARSITY                  001 001 0 -- 2  
RATON TIGERS                  211 022 x -- 8  

LOB--TAOS VARSITY 5, RATON TIGERS 10. 2B--Sonja Vigil,
Alexandra Montoya, Halle Medina, Sofia Maddaleni, Estrella
Vargas. HBP--Natausha Ortega. SB--Jadyn Walton, Natasha 
Archuleta (3), Sofia Maddaleni, Estrella Vargas (3).

 TAOS VARSITY                    IP    H    R   ER   BB   SO   HR
 RATON TIGERS               
Natasha  Archuleta             7.00    7    2    2    0   10    0

SO--Ashlynn Silva, Elena Espinoza, Veronice Quintana (2),
Kota Tank, Sonja Vigil (2), Midnite Lujan (2), Jade Vigil,
Jadyn Walton, Mariah Encinias, Sofia Maddaleni, Camryn
Mileta (2). BB--Camryn Stoecker, Halle Medina, Natasha 
Archuleta (2).


Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E L
Taos Varsity 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 2 7 1 5
Raton Tigers 2 1 1 0 2 2 8 13 0 10

WP: -, LP: -, SP: –

 

Its a Strike as the ball flies by a Taos batter in the first inning.

Its a Strike as the ball flies by a Taos batter in the first inning.

 

Montana Trujillo makes a dive for the ball but strong winds made fielding fly balls difficult Tuesday afternoon.

Montana Trujillo makes a dive for the ball but strong winds made fielding fly balls difficult Tuesday afternoon.

 

The ball goes wide as Halle Medina reaches out for it. The error allowed a Taos run later in the inning.

The ball goes wide as Halle Medina reaches out for it. The error allowed a Taos run later in the inning.

 

Montana Trujillo makes up for the other fly ball as this lands squarely in her mitt.

Montana Trujillo makes up for the other fly ball as this lands squarely in her mitt.

 

Natasha Archuleta slides safe into third as she beats the ball. She actually ended up with the ball in her lap on that play.

Natasha Archuleta slides safe into third as she beats the ball. She actually ended up with the ball in her lap on that play.

 

Halle Medina once again reaches out for the ball and makes the out at first.

Halle Medina once again reaches out for the ball and makes the out at first.

 

Ashlynn Silva is tagged out by Sophia Maddelini late in the game for another Taos out.

Ashlynn Silva is tagged out by Sophia Maddelini late in the game for another Taos out.

 

This time its straight into the mitt as Halle Medina catches the throw from Jadyn Walton at third for the out.

This time its straight into the mitt as Halle Medina catches the throw from Jadyn Walton at third for the out.

In Loving Memory of Bonnie B. Livingood

Bonnie B. Livingood, lost her courageous battle with cancer on March 27, 2016 at the age of 63.

Bonnie pictureBonnie is survived by daughters Julie Grinde (Dave Nilsson) Denver and Cindy Williams (Chris) Denver, grandchildren Rachel Grinde, Erika Grinde, Donna Grinde, Micheal Vallejos, Dustin Vallejos and Ashlie Vallejos,  5 great grandchildren and awaiting 2 more grandchildren, one due in May; the other due in November, 2 sisters, many friends, including loving friend and companion Dennis Hickman.

Visitation will be held Thursday, March 31, 2016 from 2 PM-7 PM at the Comi Chapel.

Funeral Services will be held Monday, April 4, 2016 at 11 AM at Fairmount Chapel with interment and graveside services following at the Fairmount Cemetery located at 430 S. Quebec St., Denver, CO. 80231.

Local arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Security Systems Discussed at Community Neighborhood Watch Meeting

By Marty Mayfield

KRTN Multi-Media –

 

In New Mexico the evidentiary part of a criminal investigation takes a long time to navigate. Case in point DNA evidence has just recently been returned to the Raton Police Department on a 2-year old burglary case noted Sergeant Noberto Dominguez at the community wide neighborhood watch meeting held at the Raton Convention Center Monday evening.

Deputy Sheriff Sergeant Bill LaPorte noted that he too has just received DNA evidence back on a 2-year old case. When asked about video evidence it was noted that if it is good quality video evidence it could be as important as DNA and lead to a much quicker result in arrests.

LaPorte noted that in order for the evidence to be used in court it had to be handled properly with a proper chain of custody to prevent tampering and maintain its integrity. That integrity has to be maintained in order for it not to be picked apart by a defense attorney and rendered useless or inadmissible in court.

The video has to retrieved as soon as possible after the incident occurs and preserved on a device that can be protected from tampering. The video as evidence then makes its way through the judicial process following a rigid chain of custody.

Rich Kuhns noted in his comments on security systems, video is only the proof that so and so entered your property. He recommended that the best deterrent is light and noise which most often is activated via motion detection equipment. He noted that in order for video to fully protect a structure it could take as many as eight cameras or more depending on the design of the building and based on the angle of coverage a camera can offer.

Kuhns noted to make a security system effective you have to know what you are protecting, property or life. He added that most criminals steal for money, drugs or food and that keeping valuables picked up and out of sight is as important to protecting them as a security system.

Other deterrents include signs indicating that the premises is under surveillance. Motion detection equipment that can also warn you that it has been triggered as well as setting off some kind of warning system such as light and noise. Anything that could bring attention to the fact that someone may be in an area they are not supposed to be in.

Programs like neighborhood watches and crimestoppers programs that tell crooks that they are being watched are also helpful. Recently the crimstoppers program in Raton has been revitalized and is getting underway with a web page and facebook page to help get the word out about crimes in the area that need help in solving. The Raton crimstoppers have also set up a tip line at 575-245-8477.

Again its noted that in order for this work it takes community involvement. Crimestoppers will be presenting programs to Raton school students as well as to other organizations in the future. If you or your neighborhood is interested in starting a neighborhood watch program in your neighborhood and would like more information, contact the Raton Police Department or Colfax County Sheriff and Laura Brewer can also provide you with information that they have used in starting the neighborhood watch program in north Raton. Contact Laura at lauralee1341@msn.com or by calling 575-445-8000

 

As a post script to the Neighborhood Watch Meeting on March 28th, 8th District Judge Emilio Chavez sent the following information concerning the law on Trespassing.

To All Concerned,

Yesterday at the Neighborhood Watch meeting there was a question regarding trespass. I have attached all of the applicable statutes and jury instructions on criminal trespass. Some of the annotations explain the case law in NM.

The simple answer is there are several different types of trespass. (1) posted as required by statute; (2) unposted and being asked to leave; (3)drives onto fenced lands not on permissible roadway; (4) without permission and damages property.

1. If there is the proper posted notice, it is criminal trespass simply by entering the property.

2. If you ask someone to leave and they don’t or they come back to your property after being informed that they do not have permission to be on  the property, it is trespass.

3. If they drive onto your fenced property, not on a designated roadway or driveway without permission, it is trespass.

4. If they enter your property without permission and damage some type of property, it is trespass.

Please be aware civil damages are twice the amount of the damage to the property.

I hope this answers some of the questions regarding trespass. Please feel free to review the material and ask any other questions that you may have regarding trespass or the courts.

Respectfully,

Judge Emilio J. Chavez

Colfax County Sheriff Sergeant Bill LaPorte and Raton Police Sergeant Noberto Dominguez talked about a couple of cases and how video is handled as evidence at the community neighborhood watch meeting Monday evening.

Colfax County Sheriff Sergeant Bill LaPorte and Raton Police Sergeant Noberto Dominguez talked about a couple of cases and how video is handled as evidence at the community neighborhood watch meeting Monday evening.

 

Rich Kuhns spoke to the crowd at the community neighborhood watch meeting about security systems.

Rich Kuhns spoke to the crowd at the community neighborhood watch meeting about security systems.

 

In Loving Memory of Cletis Arthur Gillespie

Cletis Arthur Gillespie, age 88, passed away peacefully of natural causes on Friday, March 25, 2016 in Madisonville, KY.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 PM Mountain Time on Friday, April 1, 2016 at the First Baptist Church in Clayton with Rev. Trevor Bulls, pastor of the First Baptist Church in Boise City, officiating. Burial will follow in the Clayton Memorial Cemetery by Hass Funeral Directors of Clayton.

GILLESPIECletis Arthur Gillespie was born in Clayton, New Mexico on January 8, 1928 to Tom and Elma (Sappenfield) Gillespie. While growing up in Clayton, Cletis loved going to Kenton to help work cattle, and participated in many outdoor activities with his friends. While attending school in Clayton he participated in football, basketball, and track. He especially excelled in football, scoring dozens of touchdowns and was named to the All-State team his senior year. Upon graduation, he attended the University of New Mexico where he continued to play football until he joined the U. S. Army. He served in Korea attaining the rank of Staff Sergeant and returned to civilian life in July 1951. After returning home to Clayton, he became reacquainted with Marilyn Butt at a backyard barbecue. They married in April 1953 and moved to Boise City, Oklahoma where Cletis ran the Phillips 66 truck stop. Soon, three sons were added to the family; Gregory Arthur, Mark Jeffery, and James Scott. During their days in Boise City, Cletis and Marilyn enjoyed playing cards with friends, going to the movies, and attending their sons sporting events and school activities. Cletis was a volunteer fireman, coached Little League baseball, and served on the Boise City school board. He was instrumental in getting the elementary school built. He fished for trout in the mountains of New Mexico, hunted for pheasant and quail in the area, and enjoyed attending horse races in Raton. After leaving Boise City, Cletis and Marilyn lived on a ranch south of Clayton for several years. Later they moved to Laverne, OK for a few years and then to Madisonville, KY where they retired. Cletis is proceeded in death by his mother, father, brother Andrew, and grandson, Grant Arthur. Cletis will be remembered for his quick wit, his integrity, and his teasing ways. To know Cletis was to love him.

SURVIVORS:

WIFE: Marilyn Gillespie of Madisonville, Kentucky

3 SONS: Greg Gillespie and his wife Barbara of San Diego, California, Mark Gillespie and his wife Jacque of Boise City, Oklahoma and Scott Gillespie of Madisonville, Kentucky.

1 SISTER: Mary Weldon of Amarillo, Texas.

He was adored by his 9 grandchildren. He also leaves 11 great-grandchildren, and a host of cousins and friends.

SERVICES
Funeral ServiceFriday, April 01, 2016
1:00 PM

First Baptist Church, Clayton
223 Oak Street
Clayton, New Mexico 88415

In Loving Memory of Ralph Barela

Ralph Barela, age 50, passed away on March 23, 2016.

He was born in Las Cruces, NM, the son of Victoria (Leal) and Anastacio Barela.

Ray Barela picRalph was a people person and enjoyed talking to people especially at Safeway. He enjoyed listening to music, riding his mountain bike  and playing darts. He loved cars especially the 57 Chevy. Ralph collected die cast cars but  57 Chevys and Cameros were his favorites.

Preceding him in death are parents, Victoria and Anastacio, sisters Mary Barela and Alice DeLeon.

Survivors are his siblings, Dan (Elsa) Barela, Denver, Viola Barela, Trinidad, Rudy (Penny) Barela, Thornton, Diane (Ralph) Sandoval, Trinidad, Andres DeLeon Sr., Trinidad, Annie (Floyd) Cordova, Trinidad, Kathy (Richard) Quintana, Pueblo, Ernesto Barela (Genevieve Trujillo) Trinidad, numerous nieces, nephews other relatives and friends, including special friend and companion, Dee Dee Kane and her daughter Alena Perrine.

Visitation will be Wednesday from 2PM-6PM at the Comi Chapel.

Rosary will be recited Wednesday, March 30, 2016 at 7PM at Sebastiani Gym.
Funeral Mass will be celebrated Thursday, March 31, 2016 at  10AM at Sebastiani Gym.
Interment will follow at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery.

Honorary pallbearers are Larry Barela, Ronny Barela and Paul Valdez.

Active pallbearers are Andres DeLeon Jr., Gabriel DeLeon, Michael Quintana, Omar Quintana, Derek Miles and Carlos Mascarenas.

Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.