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In Loving Memory of Kenneth Howard Johnson

Kenneth Howard Johnson, born in Waldron, Arkansas on July 25, 1932, went home to be with the Lord forever on February 28, 2016.

JOHNSON KHe came to Wagon Mound, New Mexico in 1946 with his father and paternal grandparents, then moved to Raton with his young family in 1952. His passion and career was driving trucks which he began doing before old enough to own a driver’s license. He drove for the Phillips Corporation Saw Mill, Walt Lemons Trucking, Ward Transport, Segotta Trucking, Crespin Trucking, Payne Obyrne Trucking, but for the greatest number of years drove for Santa Fe Trail Transportation Co. from 1957 to 1975 accumulating over a million accident-free miles.    

Those who left this world before him were his parents Walter Raymon and Pearl Lee Barron Johnson; brother Walter Barron Johnson; sisters Jane Anne Vigil and Betty Jo Hathoot.

He leaves behind Mary Ena, his loving wife of 65 years; one son Kenneth Wright (Lynn) Johnson, two daughters Louella (Bill) Cook and Darlene (Daniel) Harbour; grandchildren Benjamin “Chip” Romero and Ryan Freeman, Cassy ( Keith MAJ USAF ) Quick,  Kurt Johnson LCDR USN (Chris Kieszek LCDR USN), Kaley Johnson-Gonzales and Victoria Gonzales, and step grandson Troy Cook.  Also surviving are two sisters Mary Edna Jacobs and Sarah (Harry) Galassini, two sisters-in-law Laura (Simon) Medina and Elena (Jack) Glascock, many nieces, nephews, great and great-great nieces and nephews. Last, but not least, his constant companion Taffy.  

Kenneth was a deeply devoted family man and touched the lives of all those around him. He was an active member of the First Baptist Church in Raton.  A special enjoyment for him was dinner with family and friends and he wasn’t shy about being first in line. He was witty, had a tremendous work ethic, commitment to family, and could tell the funniest stories of his younger days. He loved working and spending time in the quiet peace of Ocate. His later years were spent outside “piddling around” as he called it, reminiscing old times, rooting for the Broncos and listening to Willie’s Roadhouse. He enjoyed lunching with friends at the Senior Citizens’ Center which he called the Old Folks Café.

He is now watching out for his family and friends from above.  His spirit and heart will live through those he left behind. Vaya con Dios, Kenneth.

Funeral service will be held Friday, March 4, 2016, 10 am at the First Baptist Church in Raton.

Arrangements are under the care of the Yaksich-Long Funeral Home in Raton.

Regular Meeting: Colfax County Board of Commissioners

REGULAR MEETING
March 08, 2016
AGENDA

PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Colfax County Board of Commissioners will meet in Regular Session on Tuesday, at 9:00 A.M. in the Commission Chambers, 3rd floor at the Colfax County Courthouse, Raton, NM for the following:

This agenda can be viewed at the Colfax County Website at
www.co.colfax.nm.us

1. Call to Order
2. Pledge of Allegiance
3. Salute to the New Mexico Flag
4. Approve Agenda
5. Approve Regular Meeting Minutes for February 23, 2016
6. Recognize Visitors
7. Public Comments
8. Discuss/Approve – Approve Expenditures
9. Discuss/Action – Employee of the Month – February
10. Discuss/Action – Presentation by Rick Klein, City Manager, City of La Junta, Colorado for the Tiger Grant/Amtrak
11. Discuss/Action – Lease Agreement between Colfax County and Tri-County
12. Discuss/Action – Participation 2016/2017 Fiscal Year Cooperative Agreement Program LGRF
13. Discuss/Action – HCP Systems, LLC Contract for VMDC
14. Discuss/Action – Award RFP#101-2016 VMDC Addition and Renovations
15. Discuss/Action – Submitted Bids for RFB#2016-01, One or More Rescue Unit(s)
16. Discuss/Action – Sierra Communications Surveillance & Fire Protection for 3 County Facilities
17. Discuss Mobile Voting for Colfax County Primary Election 2016
18. Discuss/Action – New Mexico Department of Transportation Selective Traffic Enforcement Program (STEP) Project No. 16-ST-05d-024 Grant Agreement
19. Discuss/Action – Memorandum of Understanding between County of Colfax and the USDA, Forest Service Carson National Forest
20. Discuss/Action – Resolution #2016-11, 2016 Solid Waste Fees
21. Discuss/Action – Appraisal of Citizens for the Developmentally Disabled Building
22. Discuss/Action – Approve Colfax County Vector Control Employment Agreement
23. Discuss/Action – Resolution # 2016-13, Resolution of Intent to Issue County Revenue Bonds for the Vigil Maldonado Detention Center Addition and Renovations Project and Refinance Certain Outstanding County Revenue Bonds.
24. Discuss/Action – Resolution #2016-14, Resolution Requesting Financial Assistance from New Mexico Finance Authority
25. Discuss/Action – Approval of Joint Powers Agreement Between the Village of Eagle Nest and Colfax County Sheriff’s Department
26. Discuss/Action – Approval of Law Enforcement Protection Funds – Fiscal Year 2016/2017
27. Commissioners’ Docket
28. Manager’s Docket
29. Attorney’s Docket
30. Adjourn

Done this 1st day of March 2016

Raton Police Blotter~ March 2016

March 31, 2016

 

ARRESTS:

Josiah Mendez: (21) 8th Judicial Bench Warrant for failure to appear on charge of aggravated stalking /possession of marijuana

Joseph Pacheco: (46) Magistrate Bench Warrant for failure to pay fines on charge of no driver’s license

Gilbert C. Romero: (26) Magistrate Bench Warrant for failure to appear on charges of driving while license suspended /evidence of registration/no proof of insurance

Two Springer Magistrate Arrest Warrants for Criminal damage to property of a household member, Municipal Bench Warrant for failure to appear on charge of unlawful use of license /no proof of insurance/display of current valid registration

 

Roman Ortega: (27) suspended/revoked license

 

INCIDENTS:

Burglary

Criminal damage to property

 

CITATIONS:

Roman Ortega: expired registration/no proof of insurance/invalid revoked license

Meagan Pacheco: no proof of insurance

Cody Poncho: speeding

Raymond Quintana: suspended license/no proof of insurance

Adelene Urquijo: vehicle parked in alley way (unattended)

Allie Irvin: no proof of insurance

Eric Zembas: display of registration (expired) /no proof of insurance

 

March 30, 2016

 

ARRESTS:

Randall S. Townley: (40) Aggravated DWI (1st offense) possession of drug paraphernalia

Patricia Mastrantoni: (40) resisting/evading/obstructing an officer

James Lucero Jr. (23) 8th Judicial Bench Warrant: failure to appear on charges of resisting/ evading/obstructing an officer (3 counts) and tampering with evidence

John Sanchez: (38) Magistrate Bench Warrant: failure to appear on charge of resisting/ evading/obstructing an officer

Christopher D. Ortiz: (34) invalid/suspended license/possession of drug paraphernalia /Arrest Order: violated probation: state laws and receiving new charges

Manuel Samaniego: (24) Magistrate Warrant for Arrest on charge of larceny (count one)

 

INCIDENTS:

Burglary (vehicle)   two incidents

Shoplifting

Criminal damage to property

 

CITATIONS:

Christopher Ortiz: license suspended/revoked

Domingo Saenz: operator to be licensed / no proof of insurance

Deseray Sisneros: dog at large/vicious animal/ no city dog tags

David Valdez: careless driving/seatbelt violation/suspended license/immediate notice (leaving scene of accident)

 

March 29, 2016

 

ARRESTS:

Gilbert Fernandez: (31) Parole Warrant (Santa  Fe) Violated Standard Conditions:  Reporting/ Conduct/alcohol

Nickolas Sandoval: (34) shoplifting

Shaun Ortega: (30) Magistrate Bench Warrant: failure to pay fines on charge:  Battery against a household member

 

INCIDENTS:

Breaking and Entering

Shoplifting

 

CITATIONS:

Teri Marquez: seatbelt violation

Susan Madrid: display of registration (expired)

 

March 28, 2016

 

ARRESTS:

Patrick Salazar: (28) Magistrate Arrest Warrant for

Aggravated burglary/tampering with evidence/possession of drug paraphernalia/abuse of 911 /possession of marijuana

 

Jay Dylan Muse: (21) Magistrate Bench Warrant for failure to appear on charge of driving while license revoked DWI related

 

Stephanie Munoz: (33) Magistrate Bench Warrant: for failure to comply with probation conditions on charge driving while license revoked

 

David K. Bird: (37) Drug Court Violation (failed to abide Drug Court Violation Order)

 

John A. Sanchez: (38) Magistrate Bench Warrant for: failure to comply with conditions  of probation on charge of battery against a household member

 

CITATIONS:

Dylan J. Cruz: Criminal damage to property

John Sanchez: receiving stolen property

Yessica Marquez: shoplifting

 

March 24, 2016

 

ARRESTS:

John Tafoya: (40) Magistrate Bench Warrant/failure to pay fines and costs on charge of driving under influence

 

CITATIONS:

Gary Valdez: stop sign violation

Domenic Giron: no proof of insurance

Adelene Urquijo: no proof of insurance

Stephanie Atencio: expired tags/no proof of insurance/ invalid expired drivers license

 

INCIDENTS:

Burglary (vehicle)

Burglary (residential)

 

March 23, 2016

 

ARRESTS:

Adrian L. Duran: (27) Magistrate Bench Warrant /failure to appear on charge of battery against a household member

Adrian A. Hernandez: (21) Magistrate Bench Warrants/both for failure to appear on charges of Aggravated DWI and driving while license revoked

 

CITATIONS:

Adrian Duran: shoplifting

Jessica Haynes: failure to stop at flashing red light (school zone)

 

INCIDENTS:

 

March 22, 2016

 

ARRESTS:

James Winchester: (40) Magistrate Bench Warrant/failure to comply with conditions of probation to provide proof of restitution due, Eighth Judicial District Court Bench Warrant for failure to appear for pre-trial hearing on charge of use or possession of drug paraphernalia/possession of controlled substance (felony)

Stephanie Tapia: (40) DOC Arrest Order/violated probation conditions /state laws, drugs, status, reporting and association

 

CITATIONS:

 

INCIDENTS:

 

March 21, 2016

 

ARRESTS:

Anthony Chavez: (42) Arrest Order: state laws/new charge: Shoplifting

Rebecca Mares: (32) Magistrate Bench Warrant/failure to appear on charge of unlawful use of license (suspended/revoked)

 

CITATIONS:

Tony Chavez: no city dog tags (2 counts)

John Van Buskirk: reckless driving /immediate notice (leaving scene) and overtaking on left

Mitchelle Intveld: expired registration (tags) /no proof of insurance

Reyhanna Marquez: no proof of insurance

Salomon Marquez: invalid/suspended driver’s license

Domingo Saenz: driver to be licensed/open container

Shane Beard: no proof of insurance

 

INCIDENTS:

Burglary (residential)

Unlawful taking of a motor vehicle (2 incidents)

 

March 18, 2016

 

ARRESTS:

Joey Romero: (22) Magistrate Fugitive Complaint out of Colorado on charge of robbery

Ernest P. Valdez: (37) Springer Magistrate Bench Warrant failure to appear on charge of aggravated assault/resisting/evading/obstructing an officer/criminal damage to property

 

CITATIONS:

Johnny Vigil: invalid/revoked license

Darcy Chastain: no proof of insurance

Arthur Martinez: operator to be licensed

Aurello Barrera III: battery

 

INCIDENTS:

Criminal damage to property

 

March 17, 2016

 

ARRESTS:

 

CITATIONS:

Amy Padilla: Use of phone to terrify, intimidate, threaten, harass, annoy or offend

 

INCIDENTS:

Criminal damage to property

 

March 16, 2016

 

ARRESTS:

Patrick Mastrantoni: (37) DOC Arrest Order: failure to comply with probation conditions/drugs

 

Bryan Jacobs: (21) Magistrate Bench Warrant-Clayton: failure to pay fines on charge of unlawful possession of switchblade and possession of drug paraphernalia

 

Johnny Vigil: (31) Magistrate Bench Warrant: failure to comply with probation conditions on charge of driving while license revoked (DWI related)

 

Alejandro Azamar-Nolasco: (34) Magistrate Arrest Warrant on charges of criminal damage to property and tampering with evidence

 

Kevin Montoya: (37) Magistrate Bench Warrant: failure to pay fines on charge of possession of drug paraphernalia

 

Brandon L. Mares: (20) possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia

 

CITATIONS:

Augustine Martinez: invalid/suspended

Gabriel Gonzales: operator to be licensed

Apryll Lopez: vicious animal (2counts)

No city dog tags (2counts)

Dog at large (2counts)

 

 

INCIDENTS:

Shoplifting

 

March 15, 2016

 

ARRESTS:

 

CITATIONS:

Fredrick J. Herrera: driver to be licensed

Jessica Haynes: invalid / suspended license

Matthew Horner: improper backing

Seth Bower: shoplifting

 

INCIDENTS:

Criminal trespass

 

March 11, 2016

 

ARRESTS:

Joe D. Lopez: (51) Magistrate Bench Warrant for failure to pay fines on charge of battery against a household member

 

CITATIONS:

Patricia Johnson: no city dog tags

Louella Cordova: driver to be licensed

Henry Pacheco: no proof of insurance

Justo Rojas: invalid/suspended license/expired registration (tags) /no proof of insurance

 

INCIDENTS:

 

 

March 10, 2016

 

INCIDENTS

 

None

 

 

TRAFFIC CITATIONS

 

Brandon Martin    expired registration, no insurance, & driving while license suspended/revoked

 

Thomas Worbetz        limitations on backing

 

ARRESTS

 

Monique Sandoval (36)       arrested on two Municipal bench warrants for failure to appear

 

 

 

March 9, 2016

 

ARRESTS:

Fabian Acevedo: (48) Magistrate Bench Warrant for failure to comply with probation conditions on charge of battery on household member

 

Geno Pacheco: (50) Magistrate Bench Warrant for failure to comply with probation conditions on charges of driving while license suspended/cruelty to animals and no proof of insurance

 

John Sanchez: (39) Magistrate Bench Warrant for failure to comply with probation conditions on charge of battery against a household member

 

James A. Warrick: (28) Aggravated DWI (1st offense)

 

CITATIONS:

Melquiaoez Hernandez: no proof of insurance

John Sanchez: invalid suspended license

James A. Warrick: no proof of registration/invalid revoked license/open container/no proof of insurance

 

INCIDENTS:

Burglary

 

March 8, 2016

 

ARRESTS:

Toby Muniz: (42) Magistrate Bench Warrant /failure to pay on charge of resisting/evading/obstructing an officer

 

CITATIONS:

Jeff Garcia:  vicious animal/dog at large / no city dog tags

Brenda Martinez: obstructed view (windshield broken)

Eliza Martinez: driver to be licensed/ no proof of insurance

Jerry Jiron: stop sign violation /seatbelt violation /no proof of insurance

Dillyn M. Howard: possession of controlled substance and drug paraphernalia

 

 

INCIDENTS:

Burglary (residential)

Larceny

 

March 7, 2016

 

ARRESTS:

Domingo A. Saenz: (21) Magistrate Bench Warrant/failure to pay fines on charge of resisting/evading/obstructing an officer picked up new charge resisting/evading/obstructing an officer

 

Preston L. Martinez: (20) Magistrate Bench Warrant/failure to appear

 

Aaron Cordry: (41) Magistrate Bench Warrant/failure to pay fines

 

Nicole Marquez: (43) Two Magistrate Bench Warrants /both for failure to pay fines

 

CITATIONS:

David George: dog at large/no city dog tags

Anthony Romero: no proof of insurance

Tiffany Maldonado-Pacheco: display of registration (expired tags), No proof of insurance

Nicole Gonzales: expired registration/invalid suspended license/No proof of insurance

 

INCIDENTS:

Criminal damage to property

Unlawful taking of motor vehicle

 

March 4, 2016

 

ARRESTS:

Fabian Joseph Acevedo: (47) Shoplifting

John Atencio: (41) Possession of controlled substance

Resisting/evading/obstructing an officer

Arrest Order: reporting/failed to go to substance abuse

Bench Warrant: probation conditions on charges of breaking and entering

Larceny of stolen property

 

CITATIONS:

Christine Trujillo: driver to be licensed

 

INCIDENTS:

Shoplifting

 

March 2, 2016

 

ARRESTS:

Francisco A. Villa: (33) Municipal Bench Warrant for failure to appear charge of: unlawful use of a license (suspended/revoked)

 

CITATIONS:

Rubin L. Sisneros Jr.: Larceny/embezzlement/tampering with evidence (2 counts) retaining stolen property (2 counts)

Christopher Ortiz: license invalid/suspended and no proof of insurance

Jefferson Joe: renewal of registration and no proof of insurance

Shannon Portillos: license invalid/suspended and no proof of insurance

Brenda Gordon: no proof of insurance

Howard Lackey: expired registration (tags)/seatbelt violation/and no proof of insurance

Richard Eubank: no proof of insurance

Stephanie Tapia: license invalid/suspended

 

INCIDENTS:

 

RATON POLICE BLOTTER

March 01, 2016

 

ARRESTS:

 

CITATIONS:

Phyllis Fernandez: dog at large/no city dog tags

Jessie Lewis: no city dog tags

Patrick Padilla: seatbelt violation/no proof of insurance/expired tags and

operator to be licensed

Dominique Barela no proof of insurance

 

INCIDENTS: