Archive for: August 2016

In Loving Memory of Beth Ann Harris

Beth Ann Harris was granted her angel wings on August 27th, 2016.  Her final days were spent surrounded by family and friends that Beth had touched in some small way throughout her very memorable life.


She was born to Roy and Lucille Harris of Raton, New Mexico on July 21, 1968. Beth went to Raton High School and the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque. She was currently a supervisor at the Social Security Administration and was dedicated to her job for over 15 years.


bethpic1Beth’s life would seem too short to many, but those who were part of her life understand that the quality of existence far exceeds the quantity of time in which one lives. Her gentle smile and beautiful green eyes brought so much joy to family and friends.

Her interests included family, travelling, baking, motorcycles, the Dallas Cowboys, Mickey Mouse and Prince. She devoted much of her time and energy to her family (especially her two nieces).


Beth is survived by her loving parents, Roy and Lucille Harris of Raton, New Mexico; brother Gene and sister-in-law Judy of Albuquerque; brother Kevin and sister-in-law Evie of Pueblo, Colorado; niece Arianna and nephew-in-law Victor, great nephew Michael of Abilene, Texas; niece Dara of Pueblo, Colorado; grandmother Lucille Harris of Raton and several loving aunts, uncles, cousins and a host of friends.

Funeral arrangements are being handled by Daniels Family Funeral in Albuquerque. The funeral will be held at 12:00 pm on Friday, September 2nd at the funeral home, 7601 Wyoming NE; reception will follow service with Interment at 2:30 pm, Fairview Memorial Park, 700 Yale Blvd SE.

In Loving Memory of Eve Susan Trujillo

Eve Susan Trujillo, born November 15, 1964, passed away surrounded by her family at St Anthony’s Hospital North in Denver, Colorado on August 9, 2016.


She is survived by parents Eddie and Dina Velasquez Trujillo, brother Edward and son Christopher all of Henderson, Nevada, aunt Elvera Serna , aunt and Godmother Madeline Duran, Segundo, CO, and many other relatives and friends.


Services and Celebration of Life were held in Littleton on August 19, 2016.


Inurnment at a later date in Nevada.


Courtesy Comi Funeral Home.

In Loving Memory of Maria V. Cordova (Mele)

Maria V. Cordova (Mele), age 77 passed away August 29th, 2016 at her home in Raton after a long illness. She was born September 12, 1938 to Lazaro and Ramoncita Martinez.

Maria is survived by her children, her daughters, Cathy Gutierrez and husband Bernardo, Ramona Catalana, Sarah Hererra and husband Bonefacio, Stephanie Jauqez and husband William. Her sons, Andy Cordova, Paul Duran and wife Crystal, Toma Cordova and fiancé Cassie Phillips. Her sisters, Lita Martinez and husband Ismael, Barbara Martinez and husband Dan, Brother Larry Martinez and wife Lucille. 23 Grandchildren, 15 Great Grandchildren, and many niece’s nephews, and cousins.

Maria was preceded in death by her parents Lazario and Romancita Martinez, her loving husband Antonio Cordova, her son Gregorio Martinez, Maque Cordova, Tony Cordova and Tommy Cordova. Her great granddaughter Kiara Cordova.

Maria will be forever remembered as a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend. She had the voice of angel and could be found singing her favorite gospel songs at any time of the day. The choirs of Heaven will be a little more blessed then before. Maria was the heartbeat of her family. May her legacy be passed on for eternity.

Maria’s viewing will take place on Thursday, Sept 1, 2016 form 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Alderette-Pomeroy Funeral Home.

Funeral Services will be held on Friday September, 2nd, 2016 at 2:00 pm at the First Baptist Church with Pastor Wilfred Carrasco officiating.


Funeral services for Maria V. Cordova are under the direction of the Alderette-Pomeroy Funeral Home. T


he First Baptist church is located on 236 S. 3rd St, Raton, NM.

In Loving Memory of Paul Sisneros

Paul Sisneros, age 79, died Wednesday, August 24, 2016 in Amarillo, Texas.

Rosary was recited at 7:00 P.M. on Sunday, August 28, 2016 by Deacon P. Louis Montoya and Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at 10:00 AM on Monday, August 29, 2016 at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Clayton with Fr. C. John Brasher, Celebrant. Burial followed in the Moses Cemetery in Moses, New Mexico by Hass Funeral Directors of Clayton.

sisneros pPaul Sisneros was born on August 9, 1937 on the family ranch to Juan Sisneros and Tomasita (Archuleta) Sisneros. A lifelong resident of Union County, New Mexico. As a young boy, Paul went to help his uncle Joe Sisneros and aunt Carmelita Sisneros because Joe was in bad health and Paul stayed with them and they treated him like their own son. Paul loved being at home in Moses but he also loved spending time with his great-great-niece Brooklyn and his great-great-nephew Spencer. Paul was preceded in death by his parents, Juan and Tomasita Sisneros, his uncle and aunt; Joe and Carmelita Sisneros, 2 sisters; Cornelia Martinez and Ernestina Trujillo, a brother; Gilbert Sisneros and a brother and sister as infants.


2 SISTERS: Beatrice Maynes and Martha Sisneros both of Clayton, New Mexico.

2 BROTHERS: Johnny Sisneros and his wife Carmel of Dalhart, Texas and George Sisneros and his wife Eloise of Aztec, New Mexico.

And numerous nieces and nephews including JoAnn Padilla of Clayton, New Mexico and numerous cousins and other family members.

Prayer ServiceSunday, August 28, 2016
7:00 PM

St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church
115 N. 1st Street
Clayton, NM 88415
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Funeral ServiceMonday, August 29, 2016
10:00 AM

St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church
115 N. 1st Street
Clayton, NM 88415
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In Loving Memory of Evelyn E. Bisulco

Evelyn E. Bisulco entered Heaven on August 26, 2016. She was 97.


She was born on March 27, 1919 to Lois Morrow and James Finch.


Evelyn was united in marriage to Maurice Bisulco on February 8, 1941.


In 1945, Evelyn, together with her sister-in-law, Lena Zuech, owned and operated the La Mesa Café in Trinidad, CO.


In 1955, she was employed by the Mason Candy Co. in Trinidad as a confectionary. She also worked at the NYA where she was taught how to sew.


Bisulco PictureEvelyn worked for Safeway as a butcher from 1956, until retiring 37 years later on September 1, 1979.


Her favorite pastime was gambling, and she enjoyed many trips to Las Vegas and Cripple Creek. She also attended many World Series games and Super Bowl games. She was an avid Denver Broncos fan.


Evelyn enjoyed fishing, cooking and made amazing cookies.


Preceding her in death is mother Lois, father Charles Smith, husband Maurice Bisulco, sisters, Julie (Gregg) DeBella, Eunice (John) Serra, Jimmie (Joe) Bassetti, brothers John Carol (Mabel) Smith, Charles B. (Iva) Smith,  brothers and sisters-in-law, Nick (Mary) Bisulco, Joe (Helen) Bisulco, Alex (Evelyn) Bisulco, Ann (Mike) Dosen, Lena (Joe) Lorenzoni and Marie Moskwa.


Evelyn leaves behind nieces and nephews, Joe (Phyllis) Bassetti, Bobbie (Matt) Lucero, J.C. (Missy) Serra, Pat (Debby) Milinazzo, Debbie (Michael) Riccatone, Joani (Harvard) Johnson, Dave (Anna Marie) Moskwa, Judy (Frank) Milavec, Jane (Roy) Mitchell and Janet (Glenn) Givens.


She is also survived by numerous great nieces, great nephews, other relatives and good friends.


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

Funeral Services will be Wednesday, August 31, 2016 at 1PM at the Comi Chapel.

Interment will follow at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery.

Active pallbearers are Matt, Rob and Bret Lucero, Pat Milinazzo, Jack and Jake Stanton,, Jared Horvat, Homer Jones and Michael Riccatone.


Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Tigers Opener Starts Slow But Rolls to Victory

By Marty Mayfield

KRTN Multi-Media


It was a great night weather-wise for football as Raton hosted the McCurdy Bobcats for their season  opener at Tiger Stadium Friday night, August 26  A slow first half turned wild after halftime and the Tigers went on to a 34-7 win.

Both team’s offenses seemed out of sync as the game got underway. This trend continued through the first quarter which ended scoreless. But things started to gel, at least for Raton, as the second quarter got underway with the ball on the McCurdy 31. The Raton offense emphasized the run, looking very different than the pass-first offenses  under former coaches Vertovec and Walton.  Raton continued to move the ball on the ground and finished the series with a Jonathan Cabrieles 3-yard run with 9:33 left on the clock in the second quarter. Cabrieles PAT struck the left upright and fell wide leaving the score 6-0.

The back and forth by both teams continued throughout the second quarter with Raton finally inside the 10-yardline near the end of the second quarter and ready to move in. The Bobcat defense however stood fast and prevented Raton from finding pay dirt on three separate plays at the 3-yardline. Their goal line stand held on to the horn ending the first half of play.

Coach Tory Giacomo told KRTN that they had a good talk in the locker room at halftime, which must have worked, as the Tigers came out firing on all cylinders.  They took the ball 67 yards for six on their first series of the third quarter, despite two holding penalties. Coach Giacomo noted after the game that there was a lot of laundry on the field during the game, mistakes that the coaches will have to work on over the next week.

Nathaniel Tarbox picked off Andres Martinez pass and scampered 40 yards to inside the McCurdy 10 yard line.  That setup up an 8-yard run by Tristen Gallegos to add six to the Raton score. Dustin Segura scrambled for the 2-point conversion making the Raton lead 20-0 at 3:27 in the third quarter.

The Raton defense continued their domination forcing the Bobcats to turn the ball over on downs at the Raton 32 where seven plays later Raton once again added six with a 2-yard run by Richie Acevedo. Cabrieles split the uprights to make it 27-0.

The Bobcat offense finally started to move the ball only to have Cabrieles pick off another Martinez pass which was called back on double holding penalties before the interception. McCurdy continued to claw their way down the field and finally strike pay dirt with an easy 9-yard run by Lucas Samora. The PAT was good leaving the score at 27-7 with 8:21 left in the game.

Raton quickly answered with a 25-yard Cabrieles run followed by a 34-yard Cabrieles run one play later for six more Tiger points. Cabrieles once again clears the bar and makes it a 34-7 ball game with 6:55 left in the game.

The remainder of the game goes scoreless as the Raton JV gets playing time to end the ball game.

Coach Giacomo noted after the game that many of the boys, who have been playing since they were freshman, indicated it is now their time to come together and make this their year for the win.

Raton will travel the pass for the annual Coal Bucket game in Trinidad this week and make a play at bringing home the bucket after a three year absence in the Raton trophy case.


Tristen Gallegos falls across the goal line for six Tiger points

Tristen Gallegos falls across the goal line for six Tiger points


Bobcat Josh Waters just misses a Andres Martinez pass as Cisco Olguin and Gabe Martinez move in for the tackle.

Bobcat Josh Waters just misses a Andres Martinez pass as Cisco Olguin and Gabe Martinez move in for the tackle.


Jonathan Cabrieles rushed for over 100 yards Friday night. Here he just gets caught on his way for a big gain.

Jonathan Cabrieles rushed for over 100 yards Friday night. Here he just gets caught on his way for a big gain.


Oh so close as Ismael Tafoya just misses the Dustin Segura pass near the goal line Friday night against McCurdy.

Oh so close as Ismael Tafoya just misses the Dustin Segura pass near the goal line Friday night against McCurdy.


Nathaniel Tarbox picks off a Andres Martinez pass and scrambles for over 40 yards to the McCurdy 3-yardline.

Nathaniel Tarbox picks off a Andres Martinez pass and scrambles for over 40 yards to the McCurdy 3-yardline.


In Loving Memory of Cecilia Gonzales Trujillo

Cecilia Gonzales Trujillo, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister and aunt, 73, of Springer, N.M. was embraced by the Lord and taken to her heavenly home, Wednesday, August 24, 2016.


Cecilia was born December 10th, 1942 in Mosquero, N.M. , the youngest daughter of Desiderio (JD) and Visintita Gonzales.
Cecilia lived in Springer most of her life where she met Jose Abel Trujillo. They were married for 53 blessed years and raised three children.


trujillo cecCecilia was a waitress and homemaker. She enjoyed doing crafts and made many beautiful things for her family and friends. She loved music and to sing. She sang with different people for many church functions throughout her life. She loved playing Bingo with her friends, going to craft shows with her daughter and going to the Casinos with her husband.


She had a big heart and was a loving, giving person. She treasured her friends and loved her family deeply. She will be missed dearly by all who knew and loved her.


Cecilia is survived by her husband, Abel Trujillo of Springer, daughter Emeline Trujillo of Albuquerque, sons, Patrick Trujillo and Jose Trujillo both of Springer, grandson, Phillip Trujillo of Albuquerque, grandson Brian Trujillo of Raton, sister Adeline Lopez of Albuquerque. sister, Sister Carmen of Adrian, Michigan and numerous nieces and nephews.


Cecilia was preceded in death by her parents, Visintita and Desiderio (JD) Gonzales, brother, Benny Gonzales, sister Amelia Gonzales, Alice Tafoya, Priscilla Sandoval, Marie Blea and nephew Jerry Dean Lopez.


Pall bearers will be Phillip Trujillo, Jerry Avila, David Gonzales, Steve Tafoya, Tony Valdez and Sam Roy. Honorary pallbearers are Brian Trujillo (grandson) and all her nieces and nephews.


Recitation of the Most Holy Rosary will be Monday, August 29, 2016 at 10:00 A.M. at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Springer, N.M. recited by Eloy Mondragon. The Solemn Mass of the Resurrection will follow at 10:30 A.M. with Father Emmanuel Izuka as the celebrant. Rite of Christian Burial will be in the Springer Cemetery in Springer, N.M.


Arrangements and celebration of love for Cecilia Trujillo are under the direction of the Yaksich-Long Funeral Home of Raton, N.M.

In Loving Memory of Dorothy M. Andreatta

Dorothy M. Andreatta, age 74, passed away on August 24, 2016 at Mt. San Rafael Hospital.


She was born in Roundup, Montana on December 21, 1941, the daughter of Dorothy (Fossum) and Jack Cox.


On February 21, 1957, Dorothy was united in marriage to John S. Andreatta, in Walsenburg, CO. Together with John, Dorothy worked on the family ranch in Trujillo Creek.


andreattaDorothy also was employed for eight years by the Aguilar School District as custodian and cook assistant. She was a talented seamstress and loved to sew clothes for her family. She also was a great cook.


Preceding her in death are parents Dorothy and Jack Cox, husband John S. Andreatta, son Joe Andreatta and six siblings.


Survivors are Mary Ann (Michael) Roe, Falcon, CO, Barbara Barbara (Gary) Goodale, Johnstown, CO, Carolyn Andreatta, Trujillo Creek, CO, grandchildren Gerald (Amy) Goodale, Brian (Amanda) Goodale, Amanda (Rocco) Madone, John Andreatta, Joshua (Jessica) Roe, seven great grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.


Funeral Services will be Thursday, September 1, 2016 at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Aguilar, CO with Rosary at 9:30AM followed by the Funeral Mass at 10AM.

Inurnment will follow at the Trujillo Creek Cemetery.


The family may be contacted at the home address.

Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.



SEPTEMBER 1, 2016 @5PM

Harding County Community Building

557 Wagon Mound Hwy.

Roy NM 87743


SEPTEMBER 6, 2016 @6PM

Rosebud Fire & Rescue

250 Bravo Dome

Bueyeros, NM 88415


SEPTEMBER 8, 2016 @2PM

Harding County Courthouse

35 Pine St.

Mosquero, NM 87733






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JAMES MAESTAS @575-673-2313



Web: Hardingcountynm.org


Tigers Host Season Opener with Teacher Appreciation Night

This Friday night, August 26th, the Raton Tigers football team would like to dedicate the 7PM home game against the McCurdy Bobcats as RHS Teacher/Staff Appreciation Night.


The team is inviting all teachers and staff throughout the Raton Public School District to attend the game and be recognized for all that they do!