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In Loving Memory of Sylvia Marchetti

Sylvia Marchetti passed away April 26, 2016 in Springer, New Mexico. Sylvia was born November 11, 1926 in Newark, New Jersey, the oldest daughter of Norman and Sylvia Surman McKinney. Proudly from Philadelphia, she graduated from Cheltenham High School, in Elkins Park, PA in 1944 and from the University of Pennsylvania in 1949.
marchettiSylvia wanted to see the world and, after graduation from Penn, she moved to Raton and taught kindergarten for a year. She loved “the West” and in 1951, in an amazing act of youth, courage, and faith, she returned to New Mexico and married Jim Marchetti. Over their lifetime together Sylvia mastered the pioneering life, persevered, and raised 8 children as they built the family ranch. Sylvia’s passion for theater, music, books, education, children and teaching gave meaning to the years.
Sylvia was preceded in death by her parents, her husband of 58 years, two sons, Bob and Bill, son-in-law Kerman Lew, two infant children, one infant granddaughter, one sister, Norma Schmidt, and three brothers, Jack, Ken, and Bob McKinney.
Sylvia is survived by one sister Joan McKinney of North Carolina; life-long friends Ann Herbert Scott and Mary Louise Till, children James Jr. (companion Eva Hanna) of Raton; Kenneth (Jackie) of Colorado; Sylvia Anne of South Dakota; Anna Maria of California;
Rosemary (Norman “Punch”) Hennigan of Raton, and Samuel (Nanette) of Wyoming; the mothers of her grandchildren Nadine, Arletta, and Gwen Marchetti. She is also survived by 20 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, and beloved nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be Friday, May 6, 2016 from 4:00 to 6:00 P.M. at the Yaksich-Long Funeral Home in Raton. Recitation of the Most Holy Rosary will be Saturday, May 7, 2016 at 9:30 A.M. at St. Patrick’s – St. Joseph’s Catholic Church recited by Deacon Ed Olona. Mass of the Resurrection will follow at 10:00 A.M. with Father John Trambley as the celebrant. Rite of Committal will be Saturday afternoon at the Tinaja Cemetery with Deacon Ed Olona officiating.
The family would like to thank the staff at Colfax General Long Term Care in Springer for their amazing grace and tender loving care. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Shuler Theater or Arthur Johnson Memorial Library in Raton. Arrangements and celebration of love for Sylvia Marchetti are under the direction of the Yaksich-Long Funeral Home of Raton.

NM Game and Fish Fishing Report May 3, 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 April 29. Lake levels and stream flows.

Attention Anglers: Don’t get caught fishing with an expired license. The new season started April 1. Buy a new license online at www.wildlife.state.nm.us, or over the telephone with the department’s Information Center at 888-248-6866.  Many bait and tackle, fly shops, sporting goods and convenience stores also sell fishing licenses. Get your new license today!

RHS Golf Jason Parker Wins District Title

Special To KRTN Multi-Media

The Raton Tigers golf teams traveled to play in their district tournament in Tucumcari, NM on May 2nd.   It was a 9:00am tee time that had the morning chill in the air but otherwise perfect weather for golfing.    Raton Tiger’s Jason Parker outdueled his foes in the district that included, Robertson, Taos, Tucumcari, Springer and West Las Vegas to win the individual title and be crowned district champion.

The results were as follows.
Jason Parker Raton Champion 74
John Paul Garcia Tucumcari 2nd 75
Josh Taos 3rd 76

Johnny Gentry and Clayton Adams also participated for the Raton boys and shot a 103 & 108 respectively.

On the girls side Raton took three competitors in Sydni Silva, Cherokee Valdez, & Celeste Rahamut. The best finisher for the girls was Sydni Silva who battled with the Taos #1 golfer through 18 holes to come up short one shot of getting into a playoff for the district championship.  The results were as follows.

Sydni Silva Raton 2nd 94
Cherokee Valdez Raton 103
Celeste Rahamut Raton 108

Coach David Swanson is encouraging all high school aged athletes who are interested in learning the game of golf and considering playing next fall season to contact him or stop by the Raton Golf Course for more information.

Jason Parker takes District Golf Title and 4th leg for state tourney.

Jason Parker takes District Golf Title and 4th leg for state tourney.

State of New Mexico Proclaims “Paul Modrich Day”

Just announced live on FM 93.9 KRTN, by City Commissioner Ron Chavez: Thursday, May 19, 2016 will be proclaimed “Paul Modrich Day” by the State of New Mexico. The Proclamation will be presented in person to 2015 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry and member of the RHS Class of 1964, Dr. Paul Modrich at the historic Shuler Theater at 6 pm. The presentation will be followed by a reception at the Sweet Shop in Raton, hosted by RHS Class of 1964. Events are also sponsored by Raton MainStreet.

The following evening, Dr. Modrich will deliver the commencement address at the graduation ceremony at Raton High School.
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Lady Tigers Solidify District Title and Head for State

By Marty Mayfield

KRTN Multi-Media

The Lady Tigers hosted NACA for a makeup game Monday afternoon and solidified their hold on the district title by going undefeated in district play this year.

It was a quick game as Raton rounded the bases with three players in the third inning to finish it off 15-0. The ladies started slow with only one run in the first inning. The second inning however saw the bats swing and send the balls flying. Errors allowed base runners multiple bases and by the of the second inning it was a 13-0 game. Three up and three came across the plate to shorten the game.

Raton will now wait for the rankings which should come out this weekend. Coach Tina Dorrance is hoping for a second place ranking but would be happy with a third. While Raton has won several games with class AAAA teams Dexter has gone 24-1 in the season and was also undefeated in district play.

State tourney play will begin on Wednesday May 11 in Rio Rancho for the Lady Tigers.

Game Stats – 5/2/16 Native American Community Academy Varsity at Raton Tigers

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NATIVE AMERICAN COMMUNITY ACADEMY VARSITY (0) AT RATON TIGERS (16)

NATIVE AMERICAN COMM AB  R  H BI  RATON TIGERS         AB  R  H BI
Chaslyn Tafoya        1  0  0  0  Estrella Vargas       3  2  2  3  
Brennan Edaakie       1  0  0  0  Mariah Encinias       3  1  1  1  
Fiona Slinkey         1  0  0  0  Jadyn Walton          3  1  0  1  
Davina Anderson       1  0  0  0  Natasha  Archuleta    3  2  2  2  
Katie Boone           1  0  0  0  Camryn Stoecker       2  2  1  2  
Taylor Ortiz          1  0  0  0  Halle Medina          0  2  0  0  
Regina Torres         1  0  0  0  Sofia Maddaleni       2  1  1  1  
Emily Jaramillo       1  0  0  0  Natausha Ortega       0  2  0  1  
Shelby Tewahaftewa    1  0  0  0  Camryn Mileta         2  2  1  1  
                                  *Alexia Romero        0  1  0  0  
TOTALS                9  0  0  0  TOTALS               18 16  8 12

NATIVE AMERICAN COMMUNITY ACADEMY VARSITY 0 0 0 -- 0  
RATON TIGERS                  1 12 3 -- 16 

LOB--NATIVE AMERICAN COMMUNITY ACADEMY VARSITY 0, RATON
TIGERS 1. ERR--Chaslyn Tafoya (2), Taylor Ortiz, Katie
Boone, Shelby Tewahaftewa (3). 2B--Mariah Encinias.
HR--Camryn Stoecker. SB--Camryn Stoecker (2), Jadyn Walton,
Alexia Romero, Natasha  Archuleta, Sofia Maddaleni, Natausha
Ortega, Estrella Vargas (3).

 NATIVE AMERICAN COMMUNITY A     IP    H    R   ER   BB   SO   HR
Brennan Edaakie                2.00    8   16    8    5    1    1
 RATON TIGERS               
Natasha  Archuleta             3.00    0    0    0    0    9    0

WP--Brennan Edaakie (3). SO--Emily Jaramillo, Davina
Anderson, Chaslyn Tafoya, Taylor Ortiz, Brennan Edaakie,
Fiona Slinkey, Regina Torres, Katie Boone, Shelby
Tewahaftewa, Sofia Maddaleni. BB--Camryn Stoecker, Halle
Medina (2), Natausha Ortega (2).


Team 1 2 3 R H E L
Native American Community Academy Varsity 0 0 0 0 0 7 0
Raton Tigers 1 12 3 16 8 0 1

WP: -, LP: -, SP: –

Seniors Mariah Encinias, Natasha Archuleta, and Alicia Hernandez were honored Monday afternoon before the last game of the regular season

Seniors Mariah Encinias, Natasha Archuleta, and Alicia Hernandez were honored Monday afternoon before the last game of the regular season

 

Mariah Encinias makes contact and sends another ball flying.

Mariah Encinias makes contact and sends another ball flying.

Reservoir Dam Secures Springer Water Needs for Years to Come

By Marty Mayfield

KRTN Multi-Media

In 1994 the New Mexico State Engineer’s office told Springer city officials that they had to get a new dam or one day they wouldn’t have any water for the town 22 years later a new dam has replaced the old one.

The new dam west of Springer replaces two smaller, older dams which were listed by OSE as most likely to fail. Those dams no longer met federal and state safety guidelines. It became a critical infrastructure need for the Town of Springer as the reservoirs were the only source of drinking water for Springer residents. Soon the process began and six years later with the cooperation of many a new dam was completed.

The State Water Trust Board helped with the funding by providing $732,000 in a grant loan for matching funds to the over $6 million in capital outlay funds from the state. Construction began on the dam in August of 2014 by RCMI of Albuquerque. The massive project was completed in March of 2016 and was officially dedicated May 2, 2016 at a dedication ceremony held at the Springer Museum with the official ribbon cutting held on the walkway to the valves at the dam.

New Mexico State Engineer Tom Blaine, PE told the crowd gathered at the Springer Museum about the importance of the new dam project for the Town of Springer's water supply.

New Mexico State Engineer Tom Blaine, PE told the crowd gathered at the Springer Museum about the importance of the new dam project for the Town of Springer’s water supply.

 

Several dignitaries were on hand at the Springer Reservoir to cut the ribbon for the new dam.

Several dignitaries were on hand at the Springer Reservoir to cut the ribbon for the new dam.

 

The new dam at the Springer city reservoir secures the future needs of Springer's water.

The new dam at the Springer city reservoir secures the future needs of Springer’s water.

 

The Springer Reservoir will secure the water needs of Springer for many years to come.

The Springer Reservoir will secure the water needs of Springer for many years to come.

 

The newly completed dam for the Springer Reservoir will supply Springer with water for many years to come.

The newly completed dam for the Springer Reservoir will supply Springer with water for many years to come.

 

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The new dam at the Springer Reservoir is more solidly built and meets the new dam regulations

 

The new dam at the Springer Reservoir is more solidly built and meets the new dam regulations

The new dam at the Springer Reservoir is more solidly built and meets the new dam regulations

 

Springer Housing Authority Meeting~ Annual Plan

Click the link for information on the meeting for Tuesday, May 3, 2016 at 11:30 am:

Springer Housing Authority Meeting

In Loving Memory of Mabel Vialpando

In Loving Memory of Mabel Vialpando

Wife, Mother, Grandmother and Great-Grandmother, Sister and Aunt

Born August 13, 1938

Died May 3, 2013 – 3 Years Today

Love Leaves a Memory

Those we love don’t go away,

They walk beside us every day,

Unseen, unheard, but always near,

Still loved, still missed and very dear,

For death leaves a heartache,

No one can hear,

And love leaves a memory

No one can steal.

Miss you mom, Happy Mother’s Day too,

Deeply missed and loved by,

Ernest Vialpando, Sandra and Louie Martinez

April, Cayden, Kieran and Genesis

Chad, Taryn and Wyatt Ajay

In Loving Memory of Beverlee (Bev) G. Barela

Beverlee G Barela passed away April 21, 2016 at MCMC peacefully surrounded by family after living her life to the fullest.

Beverlee was born April 26, 1933 in Seattle Washington to Meyrle H and Leona B High. Bev moved to Raton from Seattle in 1971 with her husband Richard, four daughters and one young son. Raton has been her home since.

Beverlee was preceded in death by her husband Richard G Barela Sr, parents Meyrle and Leona High, three sisters Celine High, Leatrice Peck, and Rozalee Brown, one son Michael Christie, and one daughter Stancie Lee Christie.

Beverlee is survived by daughters Michele Christie of Seattle WA, Jami Esquibel, Patti (Sam) Young.and Son Richard G Barela all of Raton,. Daughter in laws Linda Carlson and Michelle Barela, and Son in Law Pete Esquibel. One sister Meyrlee (Larry) Sangder 11 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews, and her faithful Siamese Kitty- Tipper.

barelaBev was an awesome seamstress (we will always remember our orphan skirts lol), she also enjoyed knitting and crocheting and spending time with family watching her grandkids play whatever sport they were involved in at the time.

We would also like to give a very special thanks to  Mark Bayliss and the staff at La Familia for the wonderful care you always gave Bev. And to MCMC and all the staff- you all went above and beyond in our Mother’s final days to take care of her as well as all of us. Words alone cannot express our thanks and gratitude.

Cremation has taken place and a private burial will take place at a later date.

When we hear the song “Smile” playing on the radio we will always think of you Mom aka Me Mutha, Mrs Barela, Lady, Dahlink, Old Woman, Gram, Grandma Bev and Granny.

New Springer Dam to be Celebrated with Ribbon Cutting and Guided Tour

Santa Fe – The Office of the State Engineer and the Town of Springer will celebrate the recent completion of the new Springer Dam with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Monday, May 2, 2016.  The event will be followed by a guided tour of the new structure.

The new dam replaces the former dams which no longer met federal and state safety guidelines.  The water stored in the dam provides the Town of Springer’s water supply.
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When:      Monday, May 2, 2016

                 11:00 a.m.

Where:    606 Maxwell Ave.

                 Springer, New Mexico

Who:       State Engineer Tom Blaine, PE

                 Mayor Fernando Garcia, Town of Springer

                 Boe Lopez, Mayor Pro Tem       

                 Danny Cruz, Former Mayor