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Clayton topples Raton Basketball Teams Monday

JV Girls

Clayton  5  17  17 12  51

Raton     5   4    1  9  19

JV Boys

Clayton  22  5  33  11 71

Raton     6  8  4  21  39

 

Varsity Girls

Clayton  14  18  19  11  52

Raton       6  5  14  14  39

Clayton High Point

Keegan Geary 11

Free Throws 5 of 9 attempts

Raton High Point

Estrella Vargas 16  8 of 13 free throws

Free throws 12 of 25 attempts

Varsity Boys

Clayton  17  19  8 17  60

Raton     7  14  9  14  44

Clayton High Point

Jacob Naranjo  25  1 of 1 free throws

Brendon Thrasher 15  0 for 1 free throws

Free throws 6 of 8 attempts

Raton High Point

Jonathan Cabriales 18  9 of 14 free throws

Austin Jones 18  2 of 5 free throws

Free throws 11 of 19 attempts

Dyanne Montoya (15) gets a hand on the ball as Mariah Saenz moves toward the lane for a shot during the JV game Monday afternoon.

Dyanne Montoya (15) gets a hand on the ball as Mariah Saenz moves toward the lane for a shot during the JV game Monday afternoon.

 

Barbara Cruz gets a hand on Estrella Vargas as she heads toward the lane for a shot Monday evening.

Barbara Cruz gets a hand on Estrella Vargas as she heads toward the lane for a shot Monday evening.

 

Camryn Mileta puts the ball up as Makayla Baker gets a hand on the ball.

Camryn Mileta puts the ball up as Makayla Baker gets a hand on the ball.

 

Raton's Sydni Silva (30) and Kameryn Valdez (15) scramble for the loose ball.

Raton’s Sydni Silva (30) and Kameryn Valdez (15) scramble for the loose ball.

 

Clayton's Kobe Montoya smacks Jonathan Cabriales after batting the ball to a teammate on the jump ball.

Clayton’s Kobe Montoya smacks Jonathan Cabriales after batting the ball to a teammate on the jump ball.

 

Raton's Austin Jones puts the ball up as Kobe Montoya goes for the block.

Raton’s Austin Jones puts the ball up as Kobe Montoya goes for the block.

 

Austin Jones goes up for the short jumper as Tyler Drumm jumps for the block.

Austin Jones goes up for the short jumper as Tyler Drumm jumps for the block.

 

Clayton's Jacob Naranjo brings the rebound down as Richie Acevedo reaches for the ball.

Clayton’s Jacob Naranjo brings the rebound down as Richie Acevedo reaches for the ball.

 

Richie Acevedo works through two Clayton players Francisco Ortiz (23) and Caleb Gonzales as he heads for the basket Monday evening in Tiger Gym

Richie Acevedo works through two Clayton players Francisco Ortiz (23) and Caleb Gonzales as he heads for the basket Monday evening in Tiger Gym

In Loving Memory of Janyce Leeann DiPaola

Janyce Leeann DiPaola (May 29, 1940 – November 27, 2016)  

 

Janyce was born in Sioux Falls, SD to Jens and Delda Houg. 

 

She was a loving mother and wife.  Janyce is survived by her husband, Steve DiPaola who she married on June 26, 1960.  She shared 56 years of marriage to the love of her life and was blessed with two sons whom she adored, Michael (MaryBeth) and Steven (Cindy). She and Steve adored their grandchildren:  Ashley, Kristen, Nicholas and Camille. 

 

Janyce is survived by two brothers, Jim (Joann) Houg  and Doug Houg.  Nieces, Jenyce (Jeremy) Houg-Brown, TC (Tim)Meyers, Nephews, John (Bev) DiPaola , Joe (Yvonne) DiPaola, Troy Houg, and Wade (Mary) Houg.  She also dearly loved her great-nieces and nephews. 

 

She was preceded in death by parents Delda and Jens Houg, Milt Lankford and niece Erika Houg. 

 

Janyce attended Manuel High School and Colorado Women’s College in Denver, Colorado. Upon moving to Trinidad, she began working as a secretary with Trinidad School District No. 1.  After several years, Janyce moved on to become co-owner of the El Capitan Restaurant for 27 years where she loved her customers. 

 

Janyce volunteered her time and energies to the Senior Center and also served as a board member and loved the people and place. She served as a volunteer at Mount San Rafael Hospital and was on the Women’s Auxiliary Board. 

 

Janyce had numerous hobbies that she enjoyed participating in, including her bridge club as well as the Beta Sigma Phi sorority in which she was a member for over 50 years. She supported Holy Trinity Church by cleaning the church, washing and ironing the servers’ vestments and loved doing it. Janyce was also a proud member of the Catholic Daughters. She lovingly taught catechism classes and also coordinated and hosted the adult prayer groups within her home. 

 

dipaolaJanyce’s warm and loving personality was a joy for family and friends to be around. She had a wit and sense of humor which made others feel welcomed and valued. One of her greatest joys in life was being with her grandchildren and family. She supported all their endeavors with encouragement and love, and she never complained about having a “bleacher bottom.”  She was an avid Denver Nuggets fan and hardly ever missed a game.  The Denver Broncos were her next favorite team, and she spent many Sundays cheering them on. 

 

Funeral Services will be held Friday, December 2, 2016 with Rosary at 1PM at the Comi Chapel, followed by the Funeral Mass at 1:30PM at Sebastiani Gym. Inurnment will follow at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. 

 

Escorts are Ashley, Kristen, Nick and Camille. 

 

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Harry Sayre Senior Center or to the Holy Trinity Restoration Fund.  

 

Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home. 

In Loving Memory of Vernon Ray Bennett

Vernon Ray Bennett , 82, passed away at the Spanish Peaks Veterans Living Center at Walsenberg Co. November 22, 2016.

Vernon Ray Bennett was born May 24, 1934 in Des Moines, NM, the son of Joseph Milton and Evelyn (Longwill) Bennett. He attended school in Des Moines and graduated from Des Moines High School in 1953. He attended New Mexico State University in Las Cruces, NM for one semester before joining the U.S. Marine Corps. Vernon was stationed at Camp Pendelton, CA. from 1954-58 during the Korean Conflict. After his military service he returned to the ranch in Des Moines, NM and became a cattle rancher.

He married Linda Kruse, his wife of 42 years, in Fairview, Kansas on July 7, 1974, He met her in the Des Moines community after she came there to teach school. They are the parents of two sons, Justin and Joel, who they raised on the family ranch.

bennett-vVernon served on the local telephone co-op board and the Sierra Grande Television co-op board. He was on the board of the Sierra Grande Rancher’s Camp Meeting Association, and he helped provide firewood for the camp cooks. Vernon served as a poll worker on the election board for the Des Moines voting precinct numerous times. He was a member of the Des Moines Chapter No. 46 Oder of the Eastern Star and Sierra Grande Masonic Lodge No. 57. Where he served as the Worthy Patron numerous times. When the lodge and the Eastern Star closed at Des Moines he transferred membership to the Raton Gate City Lodge No. 11 and the Queen Esther Chapter No. 1 Order of the Eastern Star and served as the Worthy Patron. He received fifty year membership pins in both organizations. He was a 32 Degree Mason member of the Scottish Rite Consistory in Santa Fe, the Ballut Abyad Shrine in Albuquerque, the American Legion, and the New Mexico Cattle Growers Association. Vernon was a member of the Grace United Methodist Church at Des Moines where he served on the church board as a trustee and church historian.

He enjoyed attending the horse races at La Mesa Park and at the New Mexico State Fair. Visiting with family and friends at the annual community barbecues was always special for him.

In November of 2004 Vernon and his wife Linda moved to their retirement home in Raton, NM. Due to declining health, he entered the Spanish Peaks Veterans Community Center in Walsenburg, CO. on March 23, 2012.

He was preceded in death by his parents, sister Beverly Allen of Clovis, NM, and his son Joel Bennett in 2011.

He is survived by his wife Linda Bennett of the home in Raton, son Justin and his wife Kristy Bennett of Des Moines, NM and their children, Jaydon Warnke, Karson Bennett and Kalen Bennett, sister Barbara Fury of Clovis, NM, and grandson James Ray Bennett of Raton, NM. Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends also survive.

Visitation will be Monday November 28, 2016 from 2:00 P.M. until 4:00 P.M. at the Yaksich-Long Funeral Home of Raton.

Funeral service will be held Tuesday November 29, 2016 at 10:00 am in the First United Methodist Church Raton with Pastor Jon Kuncel officiating. Burial will follow at the Fairmont Cemetery under the direction of Yaksich-Long Funeral Home.

Pallbearers are listed as Damon Brown, Cody Morrow, Carr and John Vincent, Garrett King and Seth Owensby.

In lieu of flowers donation can be made to the Shrine’s Hospital, Grace United Methodist Church Des Moines New Mexico or a Charity of your Choice.

In Loving Memory of Jacob A. Candelario Jr.

Jacob A. Candelario Jr., age 35, passed away unexpectedly at home on November 22, 2016.

He was born in Denver, Colorado on April 4, 1981 to Anna M. and Jacob A. Candelario Sr.

His father preceded him in death.

Left to cherish his memory is mother Anna of home address,  daughter Matasiya M.M. Candelario, aunts, uncles, cousins, other relatives and friends.

candelario-jj-pic-1Memorial Services will be held Saturday, December 3, 2016 at 10AM at the Comi Chapel with Mr. Cordova officiating.

Private inurnment at a later date.

Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

In Loving Memory of John Vincent Novara

John Vincent Novara, passed away November 23, 2016 at the Lutheran Hospital , Wheatridge, CO due to health complications.  He was 60.

 

He was born in Trinidad, Colorado on July 26, 1956, the son of Patricia F. and James Vincent Novara.

 

John retired from LACRC in 2010, moving to Denver, Co, where he resided until his passing.

 

john-novara-smileHe enjoyed socializing, attending plays, music, dancing, ceramics, football, fishing and most of all, being together with his family and friends.

 

John has been a BLESSING to all of us, and we all love him and miss him immensely.

 

He was preceded in death by parents Patricia and Vincent Novara, sisters in law, Sharon Sciacca, Shari Sciacca, brothers in law, Tom Hughes, John Hinton, Carlos Montoya and Manuel Sanchez.

 

Survivors are siblings, Frank A. (Georgia) Sciacca, Carl E. Sciacca,  Phil Sciacca, Mary Jane Hughes, Sandra Hinton (George Salvatore) , Rose Falsetto, Virginia (Bob ) Bingham, Patricia (Steve) Ortiz, and Angela Novara, inlaws, Joseph Falsetto, Mark Hickman, aunts Angie Sciacca, Jennie Novara, loving caregivers, Loretta Gates-Kelly, Gloria Armijo, Linda Martinez, Gina Garcia, Maria Hernandez, Shirley Barbre, Roberta Mares, Nina Barela, Elvira Gonzales, Tillie and Javier Gutierrez, Linda Wilson, and Karen Vale.

 

Numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends also survive.

 

Visitation will be Wednesday from 4PM-7PM at the Comi Chapel.

 

Rosary will be Wednesday, November 30, 2016 at 7PM at eh Comi Chapel.

 

Funeral Mass will be celebrated Thursday, December 1, 2016 at 10AM at Sebastiani Gym with interment following at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery.

 

Honorary pallbearers are Bob Bingham, Carl Sciacca, Frank Sciacca, Phil Sciacca, Joe Falsetto ,and Joseph Falsetto.

 

Active pallbearers are Charles Hughes, Stephen Hughes, Darren Hughes, Shawn Montoya, Frank Sciacca and Mark Hickman.

 

Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Commissioners Approve Changes to the Personnel Ordinance

By Marty Mayfield

KRTN Multi-Media

 

Raton City Commissioners met Tuesday evening for a short meeting and with little discussion approved the changes to the personnel ordinance to meet the agreement set forth by the recent negotiations with the fire fighters.

The changes come from a lawsuit concerning prohibited practices and create a labor relations management board to oversee impasses in negotiations. Thomas Griego of the PLRB also noted in a report to the commission that these changes do not constitute a major change and therefore will keep the grandfather status of the city ordinance intact. Commissioners then approved the changes.

The juvenile justice program asked for a budget adjustment to spread out funding among the three restorative programs they have in place this year. They are seeing an increase in referrals in these programs and will move $5000 from the girl’s program.

Commissioners then approved budget adjustment number five for fiscal year 2017 moving funds around in fire grants and fire fund. City Treasurer Michael Anne Antonucci noted the bid for the airport gate came in at $12,675 which was over the NMAD grant of $11,400 and the city’s match of $600 so the additional funds will come out of the general fund.  (Link to october-2016-financial-report)

Antonucci noted the increase of 3.37% in the gross receipts tax this last month over what was budgeted. Commissioners approved the financial report. They then approved the change in the mileage reimbursement amount not to exceed the $.54 that the IRS currently shows on the books.

Commissioner Chavez made the motion to approve and extend the billboard lease with Lamar Outdoor after hearing they would pay $500 a year for the billboard that resides on city property. By Lamar paying the lease on the billboard it helps with the city’s advertising cost on that billboard. Mayor Mantz however voted against it wanting to see it remain at two years.

Commissioners approved the appoint of Laurie Bunker to the Lodger’s tax board and Rick Neurauter to the ETZ zoning board.

In Scott Berry’s report to commissioners he noted the Environment Department wants to monitor ground water at I-25 and Folsom Ave which is located behind Hooter Brown’s. He commented on the SPARK group providing supper to first responders this evening and noted that Amtrak called about the depot lease apparently the lease agreement had not made it to the proper people at Amtrak.

Commissioners then adjourned and will meet again on December 13, 2016 for the next regular meeting.

 

Mayor Pro-Tem presented Chris Valentini a proclamation thanking her for her service to the city in not only her job at city hall but other volunteer efforts.

Mayor Pro-Tem presented Chris Valentini a proclamation thanking her for her service to the city in not only her job at city hall but other volunteer efforts.

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Elks Club Sponsors RHS Students Of The Month

This year, the Elks Club stepped up and asked to sponsor the RHS Students of the Month. They will present a certificate each month to selected students. At the end of the year, the Elks are planning a banquet to honor all those students.

 

Mr. Ernie Brown, Elks member, presented certificates at the Board of Education Meeting to November’s Students of the Month:  Asia Muhammad –Ali, Dylan Quartieri, Matthew Quartieri, Aaron Cruz, Brooke Fleming & Jadyn Walton. 

 

Mr. Ernie Brown, Elks member, is pictured here with November's Students of the Month:  Asia Muhammad -Ali, Dylan Quartieri, Matthew Quartieri, Aaron Cruz and Brooke Fleming. Not pictured Jadyn Walton.

Mr. Ernie Brown, Elks member, is pictured here with November’s Students of the Month: Asia Muhammad -Ali, Dylan Quartieri, Matthew Quartieri, Aaron Cruz and Brooke Fleming. Not pictured Jadyn Walton.

In Loving Memory of Tony Abie Chavez

Tony Abie Chavez entered God’s peaceful rest on November 11, 2106. He was born on September 7, 1973, in Springer, New Mexico to Antonio Chavez and Gloria Ramirez.
Tony was a very talented artist. He loved to do drawings and portraits. He was a believer in the Seventh Day Adventist Faith. He married his best friend and longtime love of 23 years, Shaeryn in Trinidad, Colorado ten years ago on January the 5th.
His favorite pass time was spending time with his wife and children, watching movies, fishing traveling, playing pool, playing catch, playing kickball and basketball.
He had a mutual love of WWE he shared with his son Dyllan, and a mutual love of being a die-hard fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers with his son Eythan. No game nights were ever quiet in the house with him and his sons.
Halloween was his favorite holiday, he and his baby girl Jheydan would not miss one house around the usual routine each year to go out trick or treating hand in hand. As everyone know she was daddy’s girl!
Tony was not only a loving husband, by an extraordinary and wonderful father. Words cannot express how greatly he will always be loved and missed. Nothing will ever be able to replace what has been taken from our hearts.
Tony is preceded in death by his father Antonio Chavez, paternal grandmother, Celina Chavez, and cousin Jason Alcon.
He leaves behind his wife, Shaeryn Chavez, Daughter, Jheydan Chavez, and Sons, Dyllan and Eythan Jones. Mother, Gloria Ramirez of Albuquerque, NM, Roxanne Smith of Albuquerque, NM, Andrea Armenta of Santa Fe, NM, Nicole Chavez of Rio Rancho, NM, Tanya Hoover of Penasco, NM, Farrah Chavez of Albuquerque, NM, Brother Adam Chavez of Albuquerque, NM. Mother- in-law, Lynda Garcia. Sisters- in- law, Lisa Martinez and Terri Lynn Mestas, Nieces, Desiree and Ravyn Martinez, and great nephew, Patrick Martinez.
Special nephews to Tony: Lance Joe Angel Martinez and Zacharias Apodaca. Numerous nephews and nieces also survive. At his request, no funeral services will be held.
Arrangements for Tony Abie Chavez are under the direction of the Alderette-Pomeroy Funeral Home.

In Loving Memory of Ernie Medina

Ernie Medina, lifetime resident of Trinidad, was welcomed Home, on November 19, 2016. He was 94.

 
On April 1, 1947, he was united in marriage to Esther M. Perea who preceded him in death, on August 30, 1986.

 
Survivors are daughter Cordie Medina, Denver, CO, son Allen (Loretta) Medina, Trinidad, CO, grandchildren, Jarrod Medina, Pueblo, CO, Wesley Medina, Trinidad, CO, great grandchildren, Shelby, Conner,, Jayla, Brayden, brother Robert Medina, WA, nieces, nephews and friends.

 
medina-youngVisitation will be Wednesday, November 23, 2016 from 3:30PM-6:30PM at the Comi Chapel.
Funeral Services will be held Friday, November 25, 2016 at 10AM at the Comi Chapel.

 
Entombment will follow at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery with graveside services conducted by Ft. Carson Honor Guard.

 

Active pallbearers are Robert Ossola, Jarrod Medina, Wesley Medina, Dan Trujillo, Robbie Parker and Ken Alfonso.

 

Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Colfax County Clerk Public Records Now Online

Colfax County Clerk’s public records are now up and running online. Here is the link to access public records:

https://countyfusion4.propertyinfo.com/countyweb/login.do?countyname=Colfax

 

If you have any questions, please contact the Colfax County Clerk’s Office.

 

Rebecca Hoy

Colfax County Clerk

P.O. Box 159

Raton, NM 87740

Phone: 575.445.5551