Archive for: October 2016


**RHS Krivokapich Media Center**
1535 Tiger Circle, Raton, New Mexico
Monday, October 17, 2016
6:00 p.m.
I. Call to Order and Roll Call

II. Pledge of Allegiance

III. Recognition of Students, Staff and Visitors
a. RHS Students of the Month- Mr. Ware
b. RHS Student Council Representative- Alina Pillmore
c. Requests to be Recognized (must complete form- 5 mins)

IV. Approval of Agenda-

V. Approval of Minutes – 9/19/2016- Regular Meeting

VI. Informational Items
a. Principal reports-
b. Superintendent Report
c. Board Member Report

VII. Action Items
a. *Financial Report-
b. *Budget Adjustments/ Transfers-
c. *Approval of N.M. Fine Arts Education Act (FAEA) Application- Ms. Goetsch-Medina

VIII. Adjournment –

In Loving Memory of George S. Ortiz

George S. Ortiz, passed away on September 9, 2016 at the Spanish Peaks VA Community Living Center in Walsenburg, CO. He was 90.


He was born in Trinidad, CO, to David and Guadalupe(Madrid) Ortiz on January 23, 1926. He had seven brothers and two sisters.


George married Arlene (Pacheco) Ortiz and from this union they had three children.


He proudly served in the United States Coast Guard during WWII.  He retired from Trinidad School District after 47 years of service in education as a teacher, coach and guidance counselor.


During his tenure, he received numerous awards ad was recognized for many contributions and accomplishments in education. He was also  a two sport All American when he attended Adam State College.


George was an outstanding and unique individual who positively touched so many lives in so many ways.  Aside from being a friend, colleague and mentor, he was a good golfer and a big Bronco fan.  He leaves behind a legacy full of memories and great stories that will be treasured for many years.


Mr. Ortiz was preceded in death by his parents, his six brothers and two sisters, his wife,  Arlene, son George Ortiz Jr. and grandson Juan Carlos Vallejos.


He leaves behind his children, Georganne (Jack) Vallejos, Jeanine (David ) Esquibel, grandchildren, J.J. Vallejos, Gina (Andrew) Martinez, great grandchildren, Anthony and Brandon Martinez, Courtney Ann (Duffy) Johnson, Jackie Lynn (Billy),  Marcos Juan, Jamie Lynn, Jessie Lynn , Diego Juan Vallejos and their mothers Selina and Jessica Vallejos,   three great great grandchildren, Violet Hayes,  Roan Haize Johnson and Sophia Rebecca Gallegos. He is survived by his brother Ruben, sisters  in law, Flora Ortiz, Ruth Ortega,  and  brother in law David Pacheco. He also leaves behind may nephews, nieces, cousins, former students and many friends.


He will be affectionately remembered as Grandpa, Tiz, Uncle George, The Rock, Senor, White Eagle and Mr. Ortiz.


Everyone is invited to join the family on October 14, 2016 at 11AM at the Mt. Carmel Chapel for a Memorial Celebration to honor his life.


Immediately following the service a reception/luncheon will be hosted at the Mt. Carmel Center.  A blessed and cherished time to share memories and stories with the family.
Inurnment will be held at the Trinidad Masonic Cemetery at 2PM with Military Honors conducted by the US Coast Guard.

Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

In Loving Memory of Gary Lee Waide

Gary Lee Waide age 60, died Tuesday, October 4, 2016, in Dalhart, Texas.

Memorial services will be held at 11:00 AM Central Time on Saturday, October 8, 2016 at the Texline Church of Christ in Texline, Texas with Daniel Vogt officiating.

waideGary Lee Waide was born on July 27, 1956 in Tulsa, Oklahoma and was adopted by Waymond C. Waide and Dorothy Lee (Crumpton) Waide at a very young age. He married Belinda (Summers) Waide on January 21, 1984 in Dalhart, Texas. Gary worked with his uncle Archie Pete Crumpton in the Irrigation business for many years. He loved hunting and fishing. As a Cherokee Indian, he loved hunting Indian artifacts. Gary was preceded in death by his parents; Waymond C. Waide on April 1, 1991 and Dorothy Lee (Crumpton) Waide on October 16, 2002.


HIS WIFE: Belinda Waide of Texline, Texas.

2 DAUGHTERS: Lakota Waide and Acie Hill of Booker, Texas and Dorothy Davis of Perryton, Texas.

2 SONS: Jeremy Waide and his wife Christina of Penrose, Colorado and Eric Waide and his wife Kayla of Texline, Texas.

1 BROTHER: Eddie Waide of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

23 Grandchildren, 1 Great-Grandson and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.

MEMORIALS: The family suggests that memorials be made in Gary’s memory to the Texline Senior Center, 100 S. 3rd Atreet, Texline, Texas 79087.

Memorial ServiceSaturday, October 08, 2016
11:00 AM

Texline Church of Christ
211 East Chestnut Street
Texline, Texas 79087

Open House And Reception: The Center For Sustainable Community

The Center For Sustainable Community will host an Open House and Reception Friday, October 14th at 130 Park Avenue in Raton. Open House is from 1 pm until 5 pm with Reception to follow. Representatives from Eastern New Mexico University and Santa Fe Community College will be in attendance.

The Center will announce its regular hours for its Distance Education Center. Registration begins the week of October 17th.

the center buildingJoin KRTN at the Open House as we all learn about the new Center for Sustainable Community.

The Center will be open to serve the public on Tuesdays from 9 AM – 4 PM and Thursdays 11 AM – 6 PM. Appointments can also be made.



The Center For Sustainable Community
130 Park Avenue
Raton, NM 87740 United States
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REGULAR MEETING: Colfax County Board of Commissioners

OCTOBER 11, 2016

PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Colfax County Board of Commissioners will meet in Regular Session on Tuesday, October 11, 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 September 27, 2016
6. Recognize Visitors
7. Public Comment
8. Discuss/Action – Approve Expenditures
9. Discuss/Action – Employee of the Month
10. Update on the MCMC Auxiliary
11. Discuss/Action – Agreement with San Miguel County Detention Center for Inmate Holding
12. Discuss/Action – Multiple Pay Request for Angel Fire Airport
13. Discuss – Tax A Abatement for Solar Projects
14. Discuss/Action – November and December 2016 Meeting Schedule
15. Closed Session Pursuant to NMSA 1978, Section 10-15-1H(7) Threatened or Pending Litigation, Settlement Agreement in New Mexico ISC Application to Appropriate Surface Water Within the Canadian River Basin
16. Discuss/Action – Settlement Agreement in New Mexico ISC Application to Appropriate Surface Water Within the Canadian River Basin
17. Department Head/Elected Official Quarterly Department Updates
18. Commissioners’ Docket
19. Manager’s Docket
20. Attorney’s Docket
21. Adjourn

Done this 4th day of October, 2016

RHS Announces Students of the Month for October

Raton High School is pleased to announce the Students of the Month for October:  Camryn Stoecker–Academic Award, Olivia Ware–Service Award, Evanna Mares–Most Improved Award, Baylor Walton–8th Grade and Brianna Martinez–7th Grade.
From left to right: Camryn Stoecker--Academic Award, Olivia Ware--Service Award, Evanna Mares--Most Improved Award, Baylor Walton--8th grade, and Brianna Martinez--7th grade.

(left to right):  Camryn Stoecker–Academic Award, Olivia Ware–Service Award, Evanna Mares–Most Improved Award, Baylor Walton–8th Grade and Brianna Martinez–7th Grade.

Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership Representatives Chosen from RHS

The Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership, together with Raton High School, would like to announce and congratulate Makayla San Roman and Jose Archuleta as the selected Raton High School Representatives to the 2017 HOBY Leadership State Seminar. The Seminar will be held in June 2017 at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, New Mexico.


Jose Archuleta and Makayla San Roman were selected as Raton High School Representatives to the 2017 HOBY Leadership State Seminar.

Jose Archuleta and Makayla San Roman were selected as Raton High School Representatives to the 2017 HOBY Leadership State Seminar.

The seminar is only open to students in the 10th Grade. Since 1958, HOBY has been providing transformative leadership development training to positively impact the lives of thousands of high school students in the United States and abroad annually. Students return to their schools and communities as leaders equipped with advanced leadership training, self-awareness and the motivation to make impactful change.  HOBY’s mission is to develop a global community of youth and volunteers to a life dedicated to leadership, service and innovation.

Congratulations, Makayla and Jose.


In Loving Memory of Danessa Lynn Garduno-Nunez

Danessa Lynn Garduno-Nunez, age 19, passed away September 29, 2016.

She was born in Trinidad, Colorado on September 23, 1997.

danessa-gardunoShe attended area schools, graduating from Trinidad High School in 2016. 

Danessa was a cheerleader for 6 years and enjoyed playing soccer at THS.

She also worked at High Sierra Theatre.

She was currently attending  UCCS in Colorado Springs, pursuing a degree in nursing.

She loved being around her family and friends.   Danesssa was very strong willed and had a great sense of humor. She had  an optimistic outlook on life and was the most creative and gifted person you would ever meet.

Preceding her in death are sisters Hope and Arleanne Runion, grandfathers Dave Garduno  and Gene Pacheco and cousin Tiana Garduno.

Left to cherish her memory are Mom and Papa, Priscilla and Bobby Garduno, Mommy and Dad, Serena and Manuel Runion, the love of her life, Louie Santistevan, brothers Isaac and Phoenix Runion, Aunts and Uncles, Vikki Garduno and Mike Muniz, Matt Garduno and Susie Villasenor, Chad Sanchez, Grandparents, Jennie Garduno, Helen Pacheco, Liz Henry, Bob Nunez, Sam Henry, Angie Casaus, cousins, Taneshia, Ally, Issiah, Matthew, Adrian, Anthony and Caesar Garduno and her special pet, Sophie.

Visitation will be Wednesday from 3PM-6PM at the Comi Chapel.

Rosary will be Wednesday, October 5, 2016 at 7PM at Sebastiani gym.

Funeral Mass will be celebrated Thursday, October 6, 2016 at 10AM at Sebastiani Gym

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

Active pallbearers are Matt Garduno, Louie Santistevan, Isaac Runion, Mike Muniz, Issiah Garduno and Brian Shaw.

Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

In Loving Memory of Rick Goolsbey

Rick Goolsbey, age 59, died Friday, September 30, 2016, at his home in Clayton, New Mexico.

Memorial services will be held at 2:00 PM on Thursday, October 6, 2016 at the First Baptist Church in Clayton, New Mexico with Rev. Billy Rammage officiating. Burial will follow in the Clayton Memorial Cemetery by Hass Funeral Directors of Clayton.

goolsbeyRick Goolsbey was born on January 12, 1957 in Sacramento, California to Joseph Goolsbey and Cleta Gertrude (Sampier) Goolsbey.


2 DAUGHTERS: Rikki Garcia and her husband Josh and Diana Clay and her husband Adam all of Clayton, New Mexico.

1 SON: Willi Goolsbey of Clayton, New Mexico.

2 SISTERS: Tammy Goolsbey and Beck Thomas and her husband John all of Amarillo, Texas.

MEMORIALS: The family suggests that memorials be made in Rick’s memory to the First Baptist Church, 223 Oak Street, Clayton, New Mexico 88415.

Memorial ServiceThursday, October 06, 2016
2:00 PM

First Baptist Church, Clayton
223 Oak Street
Clayton, New Mexico 88415

Raton Tigers Roll Again

The Raton Tigers Football team continued on a roll by winning their third straight game with a 41-0 win at Questa on Friday night, September 30.

The Tigers started the game on their heels as Questa returned the opening kickoff to the Raton 32, but the Tiger defense stiffened and did not break for the rest of the game.

The Raton offense has also caught fire in the last three victories scoring 42, 55 and last nights 41 to force a continuous clock on their opponents in each game.

Raton special teams played a big part in the win from the beginning of the game as a good punt return by Ismael Tafoya set up Raton’s first score, a 24 yard run by Jonathan Cabriales. Cabriales also found the wall of blockers for a 51 yard punt return for a TD to begin the second half and had a 75 yard TD run nullified on the first play of the game by a Raton holding call.  Cabriales is also the punter/placekicker for the Tigers and his toe gave the Tigers the quick lead 7-0 with 4:41 left in the first quarter.  Cabriales work as a punter wasn’t needed, though, as Raton didn’t punt the ball all night at Questa.  His prowess as a placekicker was tested when a drive stalled in the first quarter.  Cabriales nailed a 37 yarder, but the Raton offense was flagged for a procedure penalty, so the ensuing 42 yard attempt, hit the crossbar and bounced away no good.

Quarterback Dustin Segura’s play during the three game win streak has been stellar.  The Raton signal-caller was on-target with his passes all night including a 52 yard rainbow bomb to Gabe Martinez in the first quarter and a 17 yard scoring dart to Cabriales in the second.  Segura also used his speed for a quarterback draw TD run of 10 yards midway thru the second quarter.

The second half had only one score and it was a 30 yard thing of beauty as Ismael Tafoya bobbed and weaved through the Wildcats defense for the score at the 6:58 mark.

The Tigers record improved to 4-2 with the win, but the season starts over as district play begins next week. The Tigers will travel to Clayton on October 7 for a matchup at 7:00 pm.  Even though Clayton is winless,  the Tigers have had trouble with Clayton the last few years and will need to play at a high level to defeat the Yellowjackets.  The game will be broadcast on KRTN FM 93.9 and will be streamed on Network1Sports.com.