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In Loving Memory of Bobby D. Green, Jr.

Bobby D. Green, Jr., age 53, died Tuesday, September 27, 2016, at his home near Clayton, New Mexico.

Memorial services will be held at 2:00 PM on Saturday, October 8, 2016 at the Trinity Fellowship Church in Clayton, New Mexico with Terrell Jones, pastor officiating. Burial will follow in the Mexhoma Cemetery.

green-bBobby D. Green, Jr. was born on June 27, 1963 in Clayton, New Mexico to Bobby D. Green, Sr. and Barbara Leona (Bates) Green.

 

He married Rhonda Kay (Holman) Green on July 27, 1985 at the Church of Christ in Clayton, New Mexico.

 

Bobby enjoyed raising and caring for his cattle, farming and ranching and truck driving. He could do just about anything including construction and electrical work at home, on the ranch, and for many others and he loved spending time with his grandchildren.

 

Bobby was preceded in death by his father; Bobby D. Green, Sr. And by his grandparents; Oren and Vivian Bates and Robert and Mary Green. 
SURVIVORS:

WIFE: Rhonda Green of Clayton, New Mexico.

2 DAUGHTERS: Krystal Alvidrez and her husband Victor of Las Cruces, New Mexico and Kayla Grice and her husband John of Clayton, New Mexico.

1 SON: Stryker Green and his wife Naomi of Clayton, New Mexico.

HIS MOTHER: Barbara Green of Clayton, New Mexico.

7 GRANDCHILDREN: Olivia Alvidrez, Christopher Alvidrez, Cody Grice, Sniper Grice, Apixious Grice, Rowan Green and one on the way.

1 BROTHER: Brad R. Green and his wife Jan of Clayton, New Mexico.

2 Nieces: Kaycie Gilbreath and her husband Jarrett and Sonnie Sowers and her husband Zac and their children; Lincoln, Luke & Calvin all of Clayton, New Mexico.

MEMORIALS: The family suggests that memorials be made in Bobby’s memory to American Diabetes Association, P. O. Box 11454, Alexandria, VA 22312.

SERVICES
Memorial ServiceSaturday, October 08, 2016
2:00 PM

Trinity Fellowship Church
Seventh & Pine
Clayton, NM 88415

In Loving Memory of Vaunita Daves

Vaunita Daves, age 95, died Monday, September 26, 2016, in Clayton, New Mexico.

Graveside services will be held at 2:00 PM on Friday, September 30, at the Clayton Memorial Cemetery with Rev. Billy Rammage officiating. Arrangements are by Hass Funeral Directors of Clayton.

davesVaunita (Green) Daves was born on December 5, 1920 in Texhoma, Oklahoma to Ray Dailey Green and Nellie Frances (Gafford) Green.

 

She married Floyd Daves on January 4, 1940 in Clayton, New Mexico and he preceded her in death on march 23, 2011. They moved to Kansas where Vaunita owned and operated a beauty shop for several years. They later moved to Rawlins, Wyoming and then to Dumas, Texas until Floyd retired and they returned to Clayton in the early 1980’s.

 

In addition to her parents and husband, Vaunita was preceded in death by 2 sisters; Juanita Green in 1935 and Dora Mae Johnston on June 4, 1995, 3 brothers-in-law; Frank Daves, J. R. Webb and Pete Rice and 2 sisters-in-law; Verna Daves and Lois Webb.

SURVIVORS:

1 DAUGHTER: Sandy Sturges and her husband Tom of Clayton, New Mexico.

1 SISTER-IN-LAW: Billie Depue of Clayton, New Mexico.

Nieces and Nephews: Glenna Cleveland and her husband Buzzy, John Johnston and his wife Kathy and Bill Daves and his wife Denise all of Clayton, New Mexico, Frankie Rifesteck of Denver, Colorado, Bob Johnston and his wife Jennifer of Rio Rancho, New Mexico, Donna Harris and her husband Johnny and Patsy Milligan and her husband Carey all of Dumas, Texas and Lloyd Webb and his wife Carol Ann of Lander, Wyoming.

And numerous great-nieces, great-nephews and other extended family members.

MEMORIALS: The family suggests that memorials be made in Vaunita’s Memory to Cal Farley’s Boys Ranch, P. O. Box 1890, Amarillo, Texas 79174-0001.

SERVICES
VisitationWednesday, September 28, 2016
10:00 AM – 7:00 PM

Hass Funeral Directors, Inc.
324 Main St.
Clayton, New Mexico 88415
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Graveside ServiceFriday, September 30, 2016
2:00 PM

Clayton Memorial Cemetery
1000 Princeton Street
Clayton, NM 88415

Commissioners Deal with Money Matters at Tuesday Meeting

By Marty Mayfield

KRTN Multi-Media

 

Raton City Commissioners heard about the budget and handled other money matters Tuesday evening during their regular meeting.

Commissioners first heard from Dan Campbell concerning the USDA funding application for the water filter plant. This public hearing is part of the application process and no comments were heard from the public on the matter.

Good news on the financial front as the gross receipts tax for July sales showed an increase of 13.799% year to date. With this kind of increase, it puts the city budget back into good shape and it is expected that August receipts could be as good.  (Link to financial-report)

Commissioners approved the second budget adjustment for 2016-2017 fiscal year budget which included transfers into funds so that when the payments are made they won’t show a negative balance which would require the city to report monthly instead of the current quarterly reporting.  (Link to budget-adjustments)

Commissioners at the request of City Manager Scott Berry rejected the bid for the Troy Street fire station parking lot work. The scope of the work put out to bid was more than the budgeted amount would allow. The budget amount was $150,000 and the bid came in at over $315,000. The bid was rejected and a new bid will be put out for a smaller scope of work.

The city will terminate the contract with ambulance billing service MediClaims and enter into a new contract with Enhanced Management Services. The new contract will be for 7.5% rather than the 8% that MediClaims was charging the city. EMS will also be able to work with a collection agency to collect more on the billings and hopefully bring more revenue to the city.

Commissioners approved the funding for the chip seal project. Berry is hoping that they can get everything in order to do the chip seal on the streets this fall but if not they will push the project back to spring of 2017.

Berry noted in his report to commissioners that city crews have been working on cleaning up the streets for the chip seal project and that the downtown repaving projects are complete. Berry also noted that the property on Santa Fe Drive had been cleaned up. That is the property that Chief Matthews had requested the city clean up as a nuisance property.

The landfill reclamation project is progressing with the soil layers being placed down and he is hoping that a temporary ground cover can be done before long with the permanent seeding to be done in the spring.

He also noted that there will be a freeze placed on capital outlay projects that were approved before 2016. Berry doesn’t think that this freeze will affect any of the projects the city currently has money budgeted for or already allocated.

Commissioners will meet again on October 11, 2016 at 6:00 pm in the commission chambers at city hall.

Wally Goss and Gilbert Vigil were honored for their volunteer work during the Gate City Music Festival with a You Rock Award.

Wally Goss and Gilbert Vigil were honored for their volunteer work during the Gate City Music Festival with a You Rock Award.

 

Domestic Dispute Standoff Resolved

A domestic violence incident Tuesday morning, September 27 in Raton turned into a standoff situation and triggered a shut-down of the East Cook Ave. and East Clark Ave. area near I-25 as officers from NM State Police, Colfax County Sheriffs and Raton City Police converged on a residence at 115 Yankee Ave.
standoffCassandra Martinez, 31, was arrested and charged with Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon. Negotiators with the NM State Police Tactical Unit were called in to diffuse the situation and after several hours Martinez walked out of the residence and was arrested with no further incident. She was taken to MCMC to be evaluated and treated for a dog bite suffered from the NM State Police Canine unit. According to Raton Police Chief John Garcia, there were no injuries reported to Police and Martinez, who allegedly threatened a family member with a knife and then threatened to harm herself, could face other charges.

In Loving Memory of Nick Mincic

Nick Mincic passed away on September 25, 2016 in Houston Texas after a long series of medical issues.  

He was born Joseph Nicholas Mincic in Model, Colorado on December 6, 1933. He is the son of Vasili Mincic and Elizabeth Potre Mincic.  

mincic photoNick served as a supply clerk in the Army from April 1956 to February 1958. Nick retired from Safeway Grocery Stores after 38 years of service. 

He was married to Lenore Marie Falsetto on June 11, 1960. They lived in Trinidad until April of 2015 when they relocated to Katy, Texas to live in a lower altitude.  

Nick was a hardworking man. He always had the most beautiful garden; every year he was very proud of his peach trees. He was a handy man and carpenter and enjoyed working hand in hand with his brothers. He loved to fish. His favorite sport was baseball. He could watch baseball for hours and tell you which teams or players to watch for. He also really enjoyed watching those Denver Broncos. 

He wasn’t a man of many words, but the words he did use were profound and forever remembered in his families’ minds. Oh, he loved his family tremendously. Nick was always kind and loving.  Never uttered an unkind word.  Even through the hospital stays he would always thank his nurses.   

He always had witty sayings. His favorite was “Good Show” or “best to you each morning”.  He always brought a smile to someone’s face or made you feel at ease just by sitting with him. His calm loving demeanor set an example for how we should all live our lives.

Preceding him in death are his parents, Vasili & Elizabeth Mincic, his brothers Chuck, Lee and John Mincic and sisters-in-law Louise and Rosemarie Mincic. 

He is survived by his wife Lenore Falsetto Mincic, his children Mike Mincic (wife Cheryl), Joanie Ramser (husband Bud) and Frank Falsetto (wife Kathy), his grandchildren Brad Mincic (wife Darci), Shaylynn Thurston (husband Dillon), Ryan Ramser, Shauna Falsetto and Tracy Falsetto, great grandchildren Callie Mae Mincic, Blakely Thurston and Kenley Mincic. He is also survived by his brothers Pete Mincic and Tony Mincic (wife Theresa) and numerous nieces, nephews and relatives.  

Visitation will be Monday, October 3, 2016  3PM-7PM at the Comi Chapel  with  the Rosary following  at 7PM at the Comi Chapel.

Funeral Mass will be Tuesday, October 4, 2016 at 10AM  at Sebastiani Gym.

Interment with Rite of Committal will follow at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery with graveside services conducted by Ft. Carson Honor Guard. 

Active pallbearers are grandsons Brad Mincic, Ryan Ramser and Dillon Thurston, nephews Craig Mincic,Skeeter Mincic and Ernie Hamman.

In lieu of flowers or gifts, please make a donation to Las Animas County Rehab in Honor of Mary Kim Mincic. 

Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home. 

In Loving Memory of Bernice Della Sandoval

Bernice Della Sandoval, age 77, passed away September 25, 2016 at Parkview Medical Center after a lengthy illness.

 

sandoval-bernShe was born in Burro Canyon, CO on February 4, 1938 to Lucita (Olguin) and Bonafacio Sandoval, who preceded her in death.

 

On February 14, 1953, Bernice was united in marriage to Eloy Floyd Sandoval in Raton, NM.

 

She enjoyed making ceramics, sewing and cooking.

 

Bernice was always with her best friend and husband Eloy.  As a devoted Wife, loving Mother and Grandmother, Bernice’s greatest love was caring for  her family.

 

She will be missed by all who knew her.

 

Survivors are her husband Eloy “Handsome” Sandoval of home address, children, Floyd Sandoval, Valdez, CO, Virginia (Lee) Apodaca, Hoehne, CO, George Sandoval (Jerry) Grand Junction, CO, Geraldine (Orlando) Coca, Trinidad, CO, Gloria (Chuck) Matthews, Pueblo, CO, Randy (Brenda) Sandoval, Trinidad, CO, Rena Espinoza, Trinidad, CO, 18 grandchildren, 25 great grandchildren, sister Mary (Ron) Bronson, NV., sisters and brother in law Stella (John) Armijo, Denver, CO,  Florence Sandoval, Trinidad, CO, Josie Sandoval, Denver, CO, Leola Sandoval, Trinidad, CO, numerous nieces, nephews other relatives and friends.

 

Visitation will be Wednesday from 3PM-7PM at the Comi Chapel.

Funeral Services will be Thursday, September 29, 2016 at 10AM at Comi Chapel.

Interment with Rite of Committal will follow at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery.

Active pallbearers are Michael Sandoval, Chad Marquez, Derrick Alizaduh, Antonio Alizaduh, RandySandoval and Mark Apodaca.

Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

In Loving Memory of Alfredo Aragon, Jr.

In loving memory of Alfredo Aragon, Jr. who in the sheltering arms of God was transferred to Heaven a year ago on this September 30th date.

“Tu y Las Nubes” by Jose Alfredo Jimenez on youtube.com was his requested song for his funeral.

With much love and memories, Dad; May the God of All Comfort be with all his family and relatives.

A special song on youtube.com called “Sheltered In The Arms of God” by Jimmy Swaggart is a comfort.

 

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Psalms 18:2

“The LORD is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; my God, my strength, in whom I will trust; my buckler, and the horn of my salvation, and my high tower.”

In Loving Memory of Joanne Butt

Joanne Butt, age 79, died Saturday, September 24, 2016, in Clayton, New Mexico.

Graveside services will be held at 11:00 AM on Tuesday, September 27, at the Clayton Memorial Cemetery with Terrell Jones, pastor of the Trinity Fellowship Church in Clayton officiating. Arrangements are by Hass Funeral Directors of Clayton.

butt-joJoanne Butt was born on July 22, 1937, in San Francisco, California, to Andrew Jensen and Zetta (Crews) Jensen. A longtime resident of Clayton, New Mexico, she grew up in Riverdale, California. Following her high school graduation in 1955 she attended Fresno State University where she received her bachelor degree in 1959. While in California, she was named the outstanding 4H member in the state. Joanne taught school in Fresno for a short time prior to coming to New Mexico where she was Extension Agent in Lovington prior to coming to Clayton where she worked in the Extension Office. She met Gary Butt at a county fair in Clayton and they were marred on December 28, 1962. Joanne taught PE and later Home Economics in the Clayton Schools from 1969 until she retired in the late 1990’s. She was preceded in death by her husband, Gary Butt, on February 15, 2007, and by her son, Andy Butt in 2014.

SURVIVORS:

1 DAUGHTER: Kathryn Rathburn and her husband Scott of Riverdale, California.

Her Daughter-in-law: Holly Butt of Amarillo, Texas.

4 GRANDCHILDREN: Zachary Butt and his wife Lindsey of Canyon, Texas; Christine Price and her husband Aaron also of Canyon, Texas; Sarah Rathburn and Katie Rathburn both of Riverdale, California.

4 GREAT-GRANDCHILDREN: David, Brennan, Braxton and Andrew all of Canyon, Texas.

MEMORIALS:
The family suggests that memorials be made to the Clayton Memorial Cemetery, 1 Chestnut Street, Clayton, NM 88415

SERVICES
Graveside ServiceTuesday, September 27, 2016
11:00 AM

Clayton Memorial Cemetery
1000 Princeton Street
Clayton, NM 88415

Raton Over Cimarron in Close Homecoming Match

By Marty Mayfield

KRTN Multi-Media

Homecoming sports concluded Saturday evening, September 24th in Tiger Gym with volleyball as Raton hosted Cimarron where it took Raton five games to continue their winning streak.

The JV took their match in two with both scores at 25-16. Raton took the early lead in both games and went on to win as Cimarron struggled making passes and getting the ball over the net.

Cimarron  16  16

Raton       25  25

Regan Snow goes for the hit as Lijah Medina works in to back it up but the ball goes high off of Snow and out of bounds during the JV game with Cimarron.

Regan Snow goes for the hit as Lijah Medina works in to back it up but the ball goes high off of Snow and out of bounds during the JV game with Cimarron.

 

The varsity Lady Tigers didn’t have one of their best matches Saturday night as they struggled at times getting the ball over the net as several hits fell short of their intended targets on the other side of the net. Cimarron however took early leads in most of the games forcing Raton to play catch up which they were able to do in two of the games. It was the tie breaker that Raton took the lead early on and kept it until the final ball fell out of bounds for the win.

At other times the girl’s hits went long and out of bounds near the back of the court. At times Cimarron struggled making good passes while other times they made it look easy as they set the ball and made the spike over the net. Other times both teams simply kept the ball moving with extended volleys making several trips over the net.

Cimarron  25  18  13  25  9

Raton      22  25   25  22  15

RHS Volleyball Seniors were honored at the Homecoming game Saturday evening. L to R: Alina Pillmore, Sophia Madeleni, Montan Trujillo, Mariah Encinias, Heather Sandoval and Estrella Vargas.

RHS Volleyball Seniors were honored at the Homecoming game Saturday evening.
L to R: Alina Pillmore, Sophia Maddaleni, Montana Trujillo, Mariah Encinias, Heather Sandoval and Estrella Vargas.

 

Heather Sandoval and Zoe Salazar meet at the net unfortunately Sandoval was called for getting into the net on the play.

Heather Sandoval and Zoe Salazar meet at the net unfortunately Sandoval was called for getting into the net on the play.

 

Estrella Vargas makes the hit as she returns to play after an absence from the court.

Estrella Vargas makes the hit as she returns to play after an absence from the court.

 

Heather Sandoval hits it over the net as Harbor Kerby goes up for the block during the homecoming game with Cimarron Saturday evening in Tiger Gym.

Heather Sandoval hits it over the net as Harbor Kerby goes up for the block during the homecoming game with Cimarron Saturday evening in Tiger Gym.

 

Camryn Mileta makes the tip over the net as Tiana Garcia goes up for the block

Camryn Mileta makes the tip over the net as Tiana Garcia goes up for the block

 

Camryn Mileta makes the hit over the net while Samantha Ogata goes for the block

Camryn Mileta makes the hit over the net while Samantha Ogata goes for the block

 

Senior Alina Pillmore makes the pass as Natasha Ortega gives her room

Senior Alina Pillmore makes the pass as Natausha Ortega gives her room

 

Autumn Archuleta makes the hit over the net as Harbor Kerby sets up for the block

Autumn Archuleta makes the hit over the net as Harbor Kerby sets up for the block

 

Alina Pillmore and Tiana Garcia meet at the net as Garcia makes the hit over the net Pillmore gets both hand son the ball for the block.

Alina Pillmore and Tiana Garcia meet at the net as Garcia makes the hit over the net Pillmore gets both hand son the ball for the block.

 

Raton Football Brings Class Act to The Field

By Marty Mayfield

KRTN Multi-Media

 

Homecoming football took to the jungle Friday night with a stiff breeze, a sprinkle after halftime and a rousing win over the Cuba Rams (55-14).

However the real class act came in the second quarter with Raton on top 41-0. In a move that some might classify as a slap or an insult, others will find it a class act as coach Tori Giacomo told his players to play hard, block hard and run hard, but hold the score. Twice the boys took the ball to the 2-yardline where they ran it out of bounds instead of taking it in to the end zone and running up the score.

Giacomo told KRTN after the game we have been in that position before just like Cuba and other teams had run the score up on Raton. Giacomo not only wanted to get his boys more playing time but it would give them a chance to run and practice some throwing plays and work with receivers in a game that they hadn’t had the opportunity to run before. He also wanted to get some playing time for his younger players who also stepped up and played a good game.

By the end of the first quarter Raton had posted 28 points on the scoreboard. A bad snap on a punt left the ball on the Cuba 11-yardline. Raton also had a bad snap and on the next play Jonathan Cabriales rambled it in for a 13-yard TD. Cabriales got the call again for a 21 yard run, his PAT was good leaving it 14-0. A fumble on the ensuing kickoff recovered by Richie Acevedo left the ball at the Cuba 15. Three plays later Cabriales once again runs in for six.

Cuba would finally threaten but a fumble at the 10-yardline would give the ball back to Raton. Once again it was Jonathan Cabriales who put the burner to it and scrambled 67 yards for six more points with only four seconds left in the first quarter.

The Raton defense would once again do their job and force a punt which Cabriales would take to the Cuba 12-yardline. Ismael Tafoya would do the honors and add six more to the board. Another three and out for Cuba would put the ball on the 20 where Dustin Segura would then scramble for an 80-yard touchdown. The point after was good and Raton lead 41-0.

The class act begins as Raton takes the ball down and punts it into the end zone for a touchback. A pass interception by Dante Romero would allow Raton to do it again and turn the ball over to Cuba without scoring. Cuba finally put together an 80 yard scoring drive that ended in a 35 yard run by Franco Sandoval. It was now 41-6 with 14 seconds left in the half as Raton took a knee and headed for the locker room.

With many of the JV players on the field Raton began the third period by turning the ball over on downs and would allow Cuba to move the ball. It was a 15-yard pass play to Francisco Salaz that put six more up for Cuba. They followed it up with a 2-point conversion to make it a 41-14 ball game.

In the fourth quarter Raton once again took the gloves off and took a 30-yard pass play from Dustin Segura to Jonathan Cabriales for six more to start the fourth quarter of play. Cuba turned the ball over on downs and this time Cabriales scampered 40 yards for six more. The PAT was good and it was a 55-14 ball game.

With the Raton JV squad on the field the defense once again came alive and held strong. Dante Romero playing a great game grabbed another Cuba pass out of the air and gave the JV offense time to get their feet wet before the clock ended the game.

The Raton Tigers will travel to Questa for the first of three road trips before returning to the jungle on October 21 against Texico.

Dustin Segura scrambles with the ball turns up field and heads north.

Dustin Segura scrambles with the ball turns up field and heads north.

 

Jonathan Cabriales steps over the goal line in one of his many trips to the end zone Friday night against Cuba

Jonathan Cabriales steps over the goal line in one of his many trips to the end zone Friday night against Cuba

 

Another Cabriales TD as Raton continues its domination on the field.

Another Cabriales TD as Raton continues its domination on the field.

 

Orion Putman goes up for the grab but would later lose the ball when Jonathan Cabriales would knock the ball loose giving Raton the ball back deep in their own territory.

Orion Putman goes up for the grab but would later lose the ball when Jonathan Cabriales would knock the ball loose giving Raton the ball back deep in their own territory.

 

A much smaller Richie Acevedo takes on Franco Sandoval and puts him on the ground as the defense continues to control the field Friday night.

A much smaller Richie Acevedo takes on Franco Sandoval and puts him on the ground as the defense continues to control the field Friday night.

 

Just put of reach as both Richie Acevedo and Jonathan Cabriales reach for the pass after the Cuba wide receiver falls down

Just put of reach as both Richie Acevedo and Jonathan Cabriales reach for the pass after the Cuba wide receiver falls down

 

Dustin Segura takes a knee in a class act to hold down the score

Dustin Segura takes a knee in a class act to hold down the score

 

The JV players took to the field Friday night, here Dante Romero takes the hit and makes the tackle

The JV players took to the field Friday night, here Dante Romero takes the hit and makes the tackle

 

Jonathan Cabriales takes it home as he scrambles for the end zone and another Raton score.

Jonathan Cabriales takes it home as he scrambles for the end zone and another Raton score.

 

Jordan Sandoval takes the ball and heads up field with Marcos Castillo closing in for the tackle.

Jordan Sandoval takes the ball and heads up field with Marcos Castillo closing in for the tackle.