Archive for: September 2016
SEPTEMBER 13, 2016
PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Colfax County Board of Commissioners will meet in Regular Session on Tuesday, September 13, 2016 at 9:00 A.M., in the Commission Chambers, 3rd Floor at the Colfax County Building, Raton, NM for the following:
This agenda can be viewed at the Colfax County Website at
1. Call to Order
2. Pledge of Allegiance
3. Salute to the New Mexico Flag
4. Approve Agenda
5. Approve Regular Meeting Minutes for August 23, 2016 and Special Meeting Minutes September 9, 2016
6. Recognize Visitors
7. Public Comment
8. Discuss/Action – Approve Expenditures
9. Discuss/Action – Award RFB #2016-05, Automatic Gate and Installation for Colfax Fire District #8
10. Discuss/Action – 2015/2016 Colfax County Physical Inventory
11. Discuss/Action – Northern Mountain Constructors Change Order #2, Taxiway Edge Drains & Access Road Reconstruction
12. Discuss/Action – Franken Construction Change Order #2, Vigil-Maldonado Detention Center
13. Discuss/Action – Vigil-Maldonado Detention Center – Inmate Handbook
14. Discuss/Action – Vigil-Maldonado Detention Center – Special Management Inmates Policy & Procedures
15. Discuss/Action – Vigil – Maldonado Detention Center – Inmate Mail Handling Policy & Procedures
16. Discuss/Action – NMAC Cyber/Privacy/Media Content Liability Insurance Application
17. Discuss/Action – Special Event Application – Angel Fire Airport
18. Discuss/Action – Dispatch Agreement between the City of Raton and Colfax County
19. Closed Session Pursuant to NMSA 1978 Section 10-15-1-H(2): Limited Personnel Matters, Colfax County Manager-Six Month Evaluation
20. Discuss/Action – Open Session Pursuant to NMSA 1978 Section 10-15-1-H(2): Limited Personnel Matters, Colfax County Manager-Six Month Evaluation
21. Commissioners’ Docket
22. Manager’s Docket
23. Attorney’s Docket
Done this 6th day of September, 2016
September 9, 2016
PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Colfax County Board of Commissioners will meet in Special Session on Friday, September 9, 2016 at 9:00 a.m., on the Third Floor in the Commission Chambers at the Colfax County Building, Raton, NM for the following:
- Call to Order
- Approve Agenda
- Recognize Visitors
- Discuss/Action – Approval to Impose Property Tax Rates for 2016 Tax Year
Done this 2nd day of September 2016
In support of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, the Raton Tigers football team is proud to join Touchdowns Against Cancer! The team is inviting fans to pledge a donation for every touchdown they score from September 15th to October 1, 2016. Every touchdown scored by the Tigers during this campaign will directly benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and help defeat childhood cancer.
Touchdowns Against Cancer is important to Raton because childhood cancer remains the leading cause of death by disease among young Americans. This is the Tigers’ way of helping the 16,000 children and adolescents that will be diagnosed with cancer this year.
To pledge a donation, go to: pledgeit.org/tac16-raton-tigers-raton-nm
Jose Roderico Chavez was born in Tinaja, NM on November 20, 1919 to Rafaelita (Lopez) Chavez and Pedro Chavez. He departed his earthly life on September 1, 2016 in Santa Fe, NM.
Roderico spent his early childhood in Tinaja until his family relocated to Maxwell, NM. He attended school in Maxwell and graduated in 1939. He joined the United States Army Air Force in 1942 and proudly served his country until 1946. He was a life-long member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in Maxwell prior to moving to Santa Fe.
He married Frances Beatrice Romero on January 9, 1943. Roderico and Frances made their home in Maxwell and their union was blessed with three daughters: Rafaelita, Luisa and Elizabeth. Roderico and Frances moved to Santa Fe in 2009. Frances preceded him in death in 2011 after 66 years of marriage.
Roderico was a very hard worker from a young age and retired from the New Mexico Highway Department in 1985 after 28 years of service. Roderico was an avid reader, cross word puzzle solver, he enjoyed finding and collecting artifacts from the spacious plains of North Eastern New Mexico, enjoyed his daily walks, but most of all was a devoted patriarch to his family, in particular his grandchildren. He will be dearly missed.
Roderico was preceded in death by his parents Pedro and Rafaelita as well as all his siblings and their spouses: Maria (Frutoso) Mitchell, Carlos (Lucinda) Trujillo, Fidelia Valerio, Fidel (Lillian) Chavez, Flora (Paul) Valdez and two infant siblings. Also preceding him in death were his in-laws, Santiago and Raquel (Duran) Romero, all his brothers and sisters in-law. He is survived by his sister-in-law Rachel Herrera of CA. He was also predeceased by numerous nephews, nieces and cousins.
Roderico is survived by his daughters: Rafaelita (Sid Webb) of Las Cruces, NM, Luisa Chavez of Raton, NM and Elizabeth (Raymond) Sedillo of Santa Fe, NM. He is also survived by his grandchildren: Antonio (Olga) Vigil, Gilbert (Gabrielle) Vigil, Gabriel (Amy) Vigil, Tom (Amy) Webb, Daniel Webb, Aida (Mark) Miller, Carlos Pacheco, Chrystal Hyer, Nic (Miranda) Sedillo, numerous grandchildren and great- grandchildren, numerous cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.
Pallbearers will be his grandsons: Antonio, Gilbert and Gabriel Vigil, Tom and Daniel Webb and Carlos Pacheco.
Recitation of the Rosary will be on Wednesday September 7, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. at the St. Vincent DePaul Catholic Church in Maxwell, NM followed by the Mass of the Resurrection at 10:30. Rite of Committal and Interment will be at the Mt. View Cemetery in Maxwell.
Arrangement for Jose R. Chavez are under the direction of the Alderette Pomeroy Funeral Home of Raton.
By Marty Mayfield
The 2016 Gate City Music Festival turned Raton’s historic First Street into center stage Saturday and Sunday with music from solo acts to bands and along with food vendors and others for a fun couple of days in Raton.
The music got under way Saturday morning with the Gary Paul from Santa Fe with his folksy music followed up by the Dewey Paul band. The Ben Marshall Band finished out the afternoon while Raton’s very own Colfax Reunion culminated the days events with a street dance. The bands and solo acts used the newly completed covered shelters at the Multi-Modal center as a backdrop for the their shows. Spectators could also enjoy some micro-brewed beers and wine from the Red Door Brewery from Albuquerque and the Enchanted Circle Brewery in Angel Fire.
On Sunday the music continued with Kylie Rae Harris and the Gary West Band who specialized in Johnny Cash music. All of these groups were supported by Josh Martinez as DJ and sound man for both days.
Up and down First Street food vendors and others could be found with a mechanical bull ride and Nascar simulator keeping the kids busy while a bouncy house and water globes kept many of the younger kids entertained throughout the day.
Those working the event noticed many new faces in town indicating the event could probably attracted a good turnout from outside of Raton.
Agnes (Aggie) Rea, born June 19, 1929, went to her eternal home with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on August 31, 2016 at the age of 87.
She was a beloved wife, good daughter, great sister, fun sister-in-law, favorite aunt, best great-aunt, loving God mother and true friend to so many.
Aggie was preceded in death by the love of her life, husband Louie Luke Rea in 1997; her parents Nicola and Agata Riali; sisters Angelina Riali, Mary Maes, Rose Frambers, Lena Martinez, brother Vincent “Jimmie” Riali; and friend Mary Cordova.
Aggie is survived by her sister Rosemary Sisneros and husband Rudy; brother Tony Reales and wife Pat; brother Pasquale “Charlie” Reales and wife Dolores. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews with a few who were a constant in her life and loved her so very much; Regina Evans. Janie Tipton, Charlene Riali Carter, Michael Riali, Sue Riali, Paula Riali Klump, Ricky Madaleni; great nieces Vonnie Martin, Lorie Tipton and great nephew Nicholas Cates Riali.
A very heartfelt “thank you” is extended to Regina Evans, Paula Riali Klump and Roseanne Silva, who stepped in full-heartedly when needed, for the loving care they gave Aunt Aggie.
Special thanks is also extended to Tony and Jose Vigil, Virginia Cortez, Betty Rea, CR Bobby Gonzales and Ron Ortega for their many years of help, caring and friendship.
Recitation of The Most Holy Rosary will be held on Tuesday September 6, 2016 at 10:30 A.M.at St. Patrick/St. Joseph Catholic Church recited by Deacon Thomas Alderette followed by the Solemn Mass of the Resurrection at 11:00 A.M. with Father Bill Woytavich as the Celebrant. Rite of Committal and Interment will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery.
Funeral arrangements for Agnes Rea are under the direction of the Alderette-Pomeroy Funeral Home.
If desired, in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made in Aggie’s name to the Alzheimer’s Association (alz.org\donate) in loving memory of her brothers and sisters.
We know that Aggie will be welcomed into Heaven by God and escorted by Uncle Lukie and all those she loved so dearly that have gone before her.
Our lives are better because of Aunt Aggie. Her memory will forever in our thoughts and hearts. We will miss and love her always.
And now these three remain: faith, hope, and love. But the greatest of these is love. Until we meet again. Ever thine. Ever mine. Ever ours.
George Wallace Leavitt, age 82 passed away on August 29, 2016 in Raton.
George was born on May 29, 1934 in Shell, Wyoming.
George graduated with his associates degree in accounting. In 1962, he moved to Utah and accepted a position as a driller where he worked for more than 55 years.
George was a great family man and a loving father. He married Melody, January 5, 1960 in Aztec, N.M. where they shared 56 wonderful years together.
In his younger years, George was a social active man who was deeply involved in FFA, 4H, Church activities, songwriting and playing guitar.
In his later years, he was part of the 82nd Airborne Rangers and received numerous safety awards in his career choice.
George greatly enjoyed reading, dancing and time spent with family. His family and friends will always remember him as an honorable and loving person.
George is survived by his wife Melody Bronson-Leavitt, siblings Esther and Gladys, children Georgette and husband Terry of Utah, Amelia of N.M., Brinton of N.M., Joseph of Idaho, Matthew of Utah, La Randa and husband Erik Utah and Jameson and wife Kaycee of N.M., his 13 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by his parents Brinton and Amelia Leavitt, daughter Georgene Leavitt and son Mark Leavitt.
Funeral Services for George will take place on September 3, 2016 at 2 P.M. in the chapel of the Alderette-Pomeroy Funeral Home with Jared Chaterley officiating all are welcome to attend and celebrate Georges life. Rite of committal and interment will follow at the Fairmont Cemetery. The family would like to thank everyone for their support. Flower donations for the family can be sent to melody Leavitt at P.O. Box 184, Raton, N.M. Funeral arrangements for George Wallace Leavitt are under the direction of the Alderette-Pomeroy Funeral Home.
Alexander N. Cirone, age 86, passed away on August 31, 2016 at Mt. San Rafael Hospital.
He was born in Jansen, CO on December 23, 1929, the son of Rosie (Blasi) and Antonio Cirone.
On April 18, 1953, Alexander was united in marriage to Frances Milavec in Trinidad, CO.
Alex hauled and sold produce, was a construction heavy equipment operator, having helped build the Trinidad Dam. He retired from the Las Animas County Road and Bridge Department.
He loved the outdoors and liked to hunt and fish. He also enjoyed watching football and wrestling on TV.
In his spare time he loved to bowl. His greatest love was his family and loved spending time with his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren and liked attending their sporting activities.
Preceding him in death are parents, Rosie (Cirone) Corradino, and Antonio Cirone, step father Isadore Corradino, brother Francis “Dick” Cirone, brothers in law, Joe Monteleone, and Thomas Ferrero.
He is survived by wife Frances Cirone, children, Anthony (Lois) Cirone, Carol (Charlie) Mincic, Ron (Robin) Cirone, Cheryl (Mike) Mincic, grandchildren, Lynette (Matt) Berry, Denise Cirone, Jason Cirone, Melissa Mincic, Dustin (Michelle) Mincic, Matthew (Tonya) Mincic, Cara (Daniel) Vigil, Brad (Darci) Mincic, Shaylynn (Dillon) Thurston, great grandchildren, William Wyatt , Warren, Sariyah , Aimee , Liam, Logan, Olivia, Callie, Blakely, and Kenley.
Also surviving are Alex’s sisters Jayne Monteleone, Carmela Ferrero, numerous nieces, nephews and relatives
Visitation will be Monday from 3PM-6PM at the Comi Chapel.
Funeral Services are Tuesday, September 6, 2016 with Rosary at Noon at the Comi Chapel followed by the Funeral Mass at 1PM at Sebastiani Gym.
Interment with Rite of Committal will follow at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery.
Active pallbearers are grandsons Dustin Mincic, Matthew Mincic, Brad Mincic, Jason Cirone, Dillon Thurston, Daniel Vigil and Matthew Berry.
Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.
By Marty Mayfield
Raton hosted a three team volleyball tourney Thursday evening in Tiger Gym to get the volleyball season underway.
Des Moines and Primero joined Raton in a double elimination style tourney with Raton taking the tourney in six games.
In match one Raton dominated Primero on the court and at the net as Alina Pillmore and Autumn Archuleta made the spikes count. Raton performed well making their passes and setting the ball up for the hit over the net.
Primero 13 11 12
Raton 25 25 25
In match two Des Moines also dominated play against Primero with a young team that played well making the plays at the net and setting the ball up for the hit.
Des Moines 25 25 25
Primero 11 14 19
In match three Raton took on Des Moines and dominated the game one as Raton took an early and commanding lead. Des Moines however found the fire and stayed with Raton in the second game before Raton took control.
Des Moines 6 17 15
Raton 25 25 25