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In Loving Memory of Wilma M. Kersh

Wilma M. Kersh (née Moore) age 92, died on Sunday, November 27, 2016 in Albuquerque, NM, surrounded by her family.

 

kersh-wWilma “Wim” was born July 11, 1924 to Josephine and Eugene Moore in the coal camp of Brilliant, just outside Raton, New Mexico. Five years later saw the birth of her sister Jo Madlyn. Moving to town, Wilma attended St. Patrick’s Academy in Raton and Raton High School, from which she graduated in 1942. Wilma later enrolled and attended Loretto Heights College in Denver, CO. After spending two semesters at the University of Arizona, she returned to Loretto Heights and graduated with a BA in English Literature in 1947. She returned to Raton and took a job on the staff of the local paper, Raton Daily Range. In 1949 Wilma accepted an elementary teaching position in the Raton Public Schools.

 
She was married in 1953 to Blake F. Kersh, Jr. of Shamrock, TX, a graduate of Texas Tech University and WWII Veteran. Following the wedding they moved to Amarillo, TX, and started a family. In 1967, they returned to New Mexico along with their seven children. By 1969 Wilma was once more teaching third grade at Kearny Elementary in Raton. After spending 25 years in the Public Schools, she retired from teaching and pursued her passions of cooking, gardening, crafting, and keeping up with her children’s busy lives.

 
She was proceeded in death by her devoted husband Blake, on July 8, 2007.

 

She is survived by her children: Krista Kersh and husband Randall Hicks of Albuquerque, NM; Blake F. Kersh, III of Raton, NM; Gene Kersh and wife Ellen Fogg Kersh of Albuquerque, NM, and grandsons Andrew (27) of Bend, OR and Stephen (25) of Flagstaff, AZ; Tim Kersh and wife Conna Meader of Albuquerque and grandson Lyle (17); Jeff Kersh and wife Ann of Post Falls, ID and grandchildren Elizabeth (26), Madeleine (24), Joseph (22), Maria (21), Antonia (19), and Jeffrey II (18), all of Post Falls, ID; Gretchen Torline and husband Terry of Wichita, KS, and grandchildren Blake (22), Gabrielle (20), and Kathryn (17) all of Wichita, KS; Amy Wendt and husband Richard of Lawrence, KS, and grandchildren Alexandra (22) and Aidan (18) both of Lawrence, KS. She is survived by her sister Jo Baker and husband Mickey of Raton, NM, and one nephew Thomas Moore Baker of Castle Rock, CO.

 
Recitation of the Most Holy Rosary will be Saturday December 10, 2016 at 10:00 A.M. at St. Patrick’s-St. Joseph’s Catholic Church recited by Frank Cimino Jr. Mass of the Resurection will follow at 10:30 with Father William Woytavich as the celebrant. Rite of commital will be in the Mt. Calvary Cemetery in Raton.

 
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation – cff.org.

 
Arrangements and celebration of love for Wilma M. Kersh are under the direction of the Yaksich-Long Funeral Home of Raton.

In Loving Memory of Mary Teresa Molinaro

Mary Teresa Molinaro lifetime resident of Trinidad, was welcomed Home, on December 1, 2016. She was 86.  

 

molinaro-picMary was born on October 29, 1930 in Cokedale, Colorado to her parents Tony and Asunta(Susan) Naccarato. She married Guy T. Molinaro on January 19, 1952. They had two children, Frank and Debbie. Her whole life was devoted to being a loving wife to her husband, a caring mother to her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. She took great pride in this and always loved being together with all of them. She was a marvelous cook and baker in which her family enjoyed many meals and holiday gatherings.  

 

She is preceded in death by her Parents Tony and Asunta (Susan) Naccarato, Brothers, John (Josephine) Naccarato, Ben Naccarato Sr., Sister, Rose (Charles) Scappucci. , mother in law Annie Quintieri, brother in law Carmen Molinaro, sister-in-law Raffie Molinaro, brother-in-law. Guide Pachelli Sr. and other relatives. 

 

Mary is survived by her Children: Frank (Lisa) Molinaro, Debbie (Charles) Sawaya. Grandchildren: Charles (Aileen) Sawaya, Branden (Shannon) Sawaya, and Tiffany (Craig) Montoya. Great grandchildren: Koalten Jusypowycz, Kylie Montoya, Lily Sawaya, and OwenSawaya. Sister, Ann Pachelli, Sister-in-law, Janice Naccarato, Brothers and Sisters-in-law, Frank (Joann) Molinaro, Rose Peretto and numerous nieces and nephews.  

 

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

Rosary will be Tuesday, December 6, 2016 at 7PM at the Comi Chapel. 

Funeral Mass will be celebrated Wednesday, December 7, 2016 at 10AM at Sebastiani Gym. 

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

Active pallbearers are Benny Naccarato, Billy Naccarato, Anthony Naccarato, Tony Pachelli, Frankie Molinaro Jr., David Burns, and Robbie Skalko.  

 

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Most Holy Trinity Restoration Fund.

 

Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home. 

 

In Loving Memory of Janice Marie Pascetti

Janice Marie Pascetti, age 68, passed away on Sunday morning November 27, 2016 with her family on her side, in her daughter’s and son’s-in-law home in Albuquerque.

 

She was born to the late John and Marjorie Pascetti. She had one brother, Michael Carlini and sister-in-law Heather.

 
Janice is survived by her daughter Brenda Abeyta and husband Ricardo, and her son John Pascetti and wife Julia. She was a very proud grandma to Giovanni and Lilith Pascetti, Latia Marquez, Larry Jonathan Pascetti and their partners Avie Chavez and Leandra Gallegos. Janice also was blessed with two great-grandchildren Angelo Chavez and Jonathan Pascetti. She also was survived by many cousins and friends that cared deeply for her.

 
pascetti-mJanice was an extraordinary and a very strong woman that everyone loved and cherished from the minute they met her. Her gentle eyes, warm smile, and happy voice will be remembered always. She truly was an angel here on earth. Through all of her pain and suffering she never failed to ask you “how are you or are you ok?” She was a caring and loving person to all and never asked for anything and would not hesitate to give. Her healthcare providers all enjoyed seeing her bright smile and sense of fashion with her appointments.

 
She retired from the State of New Mexico Human Services. Although, she worked many, many other jobs while working with the State such as retail, factories, and cleaning houses. As a young woman she also worked in nursing. She loved putting her cowboy boots on and going out and dancing, shopping, cleaning house, collecting jewelry, motorcycle riding (has even experienced the bike rally in Sturgis), camping, spending time with her family, and painting her nails just to name a few wonderful memories we have of her. In her early years, she loved playing her accordion, in fact taught lessons in Leadville, Colorado and played at the ski lodge in Sugarite. Christmas was most definitely her favorite holiday and her grand babies were able to decorate a tree with her just a couple days before her passing. We can’t forget the love she had for her dogs and all animals big and small.

 
Janice was an active member of the Catholic Church.

 
Janice’s family would like to thank everyone for their prayers and well wishes during this time of grief and celebrating her life.

 
Paul Bearers: John Pascetti, Jonathan Pascetti, Ricardo Abeyta, Avie Chavez, James Acevado, Michael Vigil and Stump.

Viewing will take place Sunday December 4th, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. till 4:00 p.m., in the Chapel of the Alderette-Pomeroy Funeral Home. Recitation of the Most Holy Rosary will be Monday. December 5th at 10:00 a.m. at St. Patrick/St. Joseph Catholic Church with Deacon Thomas Alderette, followed by the Solemn Mass of the Resurrection with Father Bill Woytavich as the Celebrant. Rite of Committal and internment will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery.

 

Funeral arrangements for Janice Marie Pascetti are under the direction of the Alderette-Pomeroy Funeral Home.

 

81st Annual TSJC Tourney

Thursday – December 1
Game 1 – Girls – Hoehne defeated Raton 53-40
Game 2 – Boys – Raton defeated Hoehne 55-49
Game 3 – Girls – Custer County defeated Springer 44-21
Game 4 – Boys – Manitou Springs defeated Custer County 78-22
Game 5 – Girls – La Junta defeated Primero 70-27
Game 6 – Boys – La Junta defeated Primero 66-45
Game 7 – Girls – Trinidad defeated John Mall 57-25
Game 8 – Boys – John Mall defeated Trinidad 71-68
Friday – December 2
Game 9 – Girls – Raton defeated Primero 46-33
Game 10 – Boys – Primero defeated Hoehne 59-52
Game 11 – Girls – John Mall defeated Springer 41-38
Game 12 – Boys – Trinidad defeated Custer County 71-27
Game 13 – Girls – La Junta defeated Hoehne 40-32
Game 14 – Boys – La Junta defeated Raton 54-36
Game 15 – Girls – Trinidad defeated Custer County 53-16
Game 16 – Boys – Manitou Springs defeated John Mall 84-53

Saturday – December 3

Game 17 – Girls – Primero defeated Springer 51-49 (7th Place)
Game 18 – Boys – Hoehne defeated Custer County 68-45 (7th Place)
Game 19 – Girls – John Mall defeated Raton 52-43 (Consolation)
Game 20 – Boys – Primero defeated Trinidad 56-47 (Consolation)
Game 21 – Girls – Hoehne defeated Custer County 53-34 (Third Place)
Game 22– Boys – John Mall defeated Raton 74-45 (Third Place)
Game 23 – Girls – Trinidad defeated La Junta 47-21 (Championship)
Game 24 – Boys – Manitou Springs defeated La Junta 65-29 (Championship)

Awards

Sportsmanship – Primero (girls) and Raton (boys)

Coach Rich Arguello Outstanding Coach – Ryan Coberly – Hoehne

Girls All-Tournament 

Serenity Ham – Custer County

Kaylee Summers – John Mall

Estrella Vargas – Raton

Kirsten Martinez – Primero

Brittanie Hill – Hoehne

Shaelyn Walton – Hoehne

Rylee Lovato – La Junta

Kayla Torres – Trinidad

Shaylynn Choate – Trinidad

Boys All-Tournament

Jonathan Cabrieles – Raton

Felix Ruiz – John Mall

Kyle Kreutzer – Hoehne

Jon Nuschy – La Junta

Vince Damelio – Primero

Vance Ferraro – Trinidad

Cole Sienknecht – Manitou Springs

Lucas Rodhold – Manitou Springs

Raton Police Blotter ~ DECEMBER 2016

RATON POLICE BLOTTER

December 30, 2016

 

 

INCIDENTS 

None

 

 

ARRESTS

None

 

 

NON-TRAFFIC CITATION

None

 

 

TRAFFIC CITATIONS

Juan Armijo                         speeding 38/25

Johnny Encinias                  speeding 52/35 & no insurance

Dionicio Jojola                     registration violation & no insurance

Jason Salazar                      driver to be licensed

Tyler Topping                       speeding 42/25 & no insurance

 

 

RATON POLICE BLOTTER

December 29, 2016

 

INCIDENTS

None

 

ARRESTS

Stephen Draper (38)    Magistrate bench warrant for failure to appear

Patricia Guereca (43)   aggravated DWI

Charles Valdez (30)             Warrant for paroled prisoner for failure to comply, Magistrate bench warrant for failure to appear, & resisting/evading an officer

 

NON-TRAFFIC CITATION

 Ramon Montoya    dog at large & no dog tags

 

TRAFFIC CITATIONS

Conrad Karlin    registration violation

Carlos Lucero:  registration violation

 

 

RATON POLICE BLOTTER

December 28, 2016

 

ARRESTS 

Johnny Medina: (21)   Magistrate Arrest Warrant for burglary/ Tampering with evidence and criminal/ Damage to property

 

Tony Benavidez: (34)  Two Magistrate Bench Warrants (Las Vegas N.M)/ Failure to comply with probation conditions/ Failure to appear

 

INCIDENTS

 

NON-TRAFFIC CITATION

 

TRAFFIC CITATIONS

 

 

RATON POLICE BLOTTER

December 27, 2016

 

ARRESTS

Adrian Hernandez: (22)   Magistrate Bench Warrant failure to comply with probation conditions

 

Andrew M. Romero: (34)   Magistrate Bench Warrant failure to pay fines and shoplifting

 

Antonio Vigil (35)    Battery against a household member and battery

 

Robert Mc Anally: (28)     Magistrate Bench Warrant for failure to appear

 

Cody Lovett: (30)   Driving while under the influence of Intoxicating liquor or drugs (DWI)

 

 

INCIDENTS

 

 

NON-TRAFFIC CITATION

 

TRAFFIC CITATIONS

 Cody Lovett:  Failure to signal

 

 

RATON POLICE BLOTTER

December 23, 2016

 

ARRESTS

 

Randy Sanchez: (39)   Fugitive Warrant out of Trinidad Colorado for vehicle theft Roswell Bench Warrant for contempt of court/failure to pay Fines

 

 

INCIDENTS

 

NON-TRAFFIC CITATION

Serena Martinez:  no city dog tags

 

TRAFFIC CITATIONS

John Pascetti: Display of registration (expired)/ Suspended driver’s license/ No proof of insurance

 

Michael Ramirez:  Display of registration (expired)

 

RATON POLICE BLOTTER

December 22, 2016

 

 

ARRESTS

Teri Marquez: (24)  Magistrate Bench Warrant for failure to comply with probation conditions

 

Brittany Romero: (21)  Two Magistrate Bench Warrants both for failure to comply with probation conditions

 

Nicole Marquez: (45)   Three Magistrate Bench Warrant for failure to pay fines/ Two Municipal Bench Warrants for failure to appear

 

 

INCIDENTS

 

NON-TRAFFIC CITATION

 

TRAFFIC CITATIONS

 

 

 

RATON POLICE BLOTTER

December 21, 2016

 

ARRESTS

Jeremy M. Lucero: (20)                 Battery against a household member

 

INCIDENTS 

Unlawful taking of a motor vehicle

 

NON-TRAFFIC CITATION 

Theresa Duran:                           Five citations of no city dog tags

 

TRAFFIC CITATIONS

Agnes Perez:      Display of registration (expired)

Maria Valdez:   Display of registration (expired) / No proof of insurance

 

 

RATON POLICE BLOTTER

December 20, 2016

 

 

ARRESTS

Michael Sandoval: (26)    Colorado Fugitive Warrant for failure to appear

 

Cassandra Castillo: (23)   Possession of controlled substance and drug Paraphernalia / Magistrate Bench Warrant for Failure to comply with probation conditions

 

Paul Le Doux: (56)             Resisting/evading officer and disorderly conduct

 

Richard A. Drumm: (25)    Criminal damage to property/aggravated DWI Magistrate Bench Warrant for failure to appear

 

INCIDENTS

Criminal damage to property

 

NON-TRAFFIC CITATION

 

TRAFFIC CITATIONS

Richard Drumm: Open container

Ciprianita Wilson:  Display of registration/no proof of insurance Driver to be licensed

 

 

RATON POLICE BLOTTER 

December 19, 2016

 

ARRESTS 

Joseph A. Pacheco: (26)     Two Municipal Bench Warrants both for Failure to appear

Tamara S. Samora: (21)    Abuse of a child/ Aggravated DWI

 

INCIDENTS

Aggravated battery

Breaking and entering

Criminal damage to property

 

NON-TRAFFIC CITATION

 

TRAFFIC CITATIONS

Tamara Samora:                Child restraint

 

 

RATON POLICE BLOTTER

December 16, 2016

 

ARRESTS

John Atencio: (41)   Eighth Judicial Warrant for use or possession of drug paraphernalia, resisting/evading/obstructing an officer, possession of controlled substance

Andrew Romero: (31)   Fugitive Warrant out of Trinidad Colorado for criminal damage to property

Jesus C. Rodriguez: (43) Magistrate Bench Warrant for failure to comply with probation conditions and failure to provide proof of ignition interlock

Joseph Pacheco: (47) Magistrate Bench Warrant for failure to pay fines

 

INCIDENTS

 

NON-TRAFFIC CITATION

 

TRAFFIC CITATIONS

Samuel Perez:    speeding

 

 

RATON POLICE BLOTTER

December 15, 2016

 

ARRESTS

  

INCIDENTS

Battery

 

NON-TRAFFIC CITATION

Manuel Eduardo Hernandez:   Battery

 

TRAFFIC CITATIONS

JoAnn Ford:  Speeding/ Invalid suspended license/ Child restraint

Patricia Gallegos:  Driver to be licensed

 

 

RATON POLICE BLOTTER

December 14, 2016

 

ARRESTS

Christopher Ortiz: (34)  DOC Arrest Order for failure to report drugs and failure to provide urine test

Crystal R. Vigil: (35)  Attempt to commit a felony to wit 1st degree murder/ Tampering with evidence/ Felon in possession of a firearm

 

INCIDENTS

Criminal damage to property

Battery

 

NON-TRAFFIC CITATION

Taityn Valdez:   Battery

Nathaly Torres:   Battery

 

 

 

TRAFFIC CITATIONS

 

 

RATON POLICE BLOTTER

December 13, 2016

 

ARRESTS

 

INCIDENTS

 

NON-TRAFFIC CITATION

Aaron San Roman:                           No city dog tags

 

TRAFFIC CITATIONS

Steve Wilson:                                   Display of registration (expired)

Celina Mares:                                 Driver to be licensed

 

 

RATON POLICE BLOTTER

December 12, 2016

 

ARRESTS

Elisha A. Martinez: (24) Battery upon a peace officer/possession of controlled Substance and paraphernalia/criminal damage to property (2 counts) /battery upon a household member/resisting, evading, obstructing an officer

 

INCIDENTS

 

NON-TRAFFIC CITATION

Pauline Romero: no city dog tags

 

TRAFFIC CITATIONS

Kelly Gonzales: speeding

Randy Marchiondo: speeding

Myra McNamara: speeding

Larissa Arellano: seatbelt violation/expired insurance

Tamara Samora: expired insurance

Erlinda Romero: careless driving

Manuel Lucero: expired insurance

 

 

RATON POLICE BLOTTER

December 9, 2016

 

 

ARRESTS

Paul Anthony Romero: (30) DOC Arrest Order for failure to report and

Failure to comply with drug court

 

INCIDENTS

Possession of firearm by felon

Possession of controlled substance and paraphernalia

Shoplifting

 

 

NON-TRAFFIC CITATION

Raymond Smith: shoplifting

 

 

TRAFFIC CITATIONS

 

 

RATON POLICE BLOTTER

December 7, 2016

 

ARRESTS

Johnny Medina: (22) Eighth Judicial Bench Warrant for forgery

Felix Esquivel: (43) Breaking and entering and possession of burglary tools

Zachariah Bacon: (35) Aggravated stalking and violation of protection order

Zane Cordova: (29) DOC Arrest Order tested positive for drugs

 

 

INCIDENTS

Aggravated assault

Aggravated stalking

Breaking and entering

 

 

NON-TRAFFIC CITATION

None

 

 

TRAFFIC CITATIONS

Robert McNally: expired registration/no proof of insurance/invalid suspended driver’s license

 

 

RATON POLICE BLOTTER

December 7, 2016

 

ARRESTS

Josephine Romero (43)   possession of meth, possession of drug paraphernalia & Magistrate warrant for failure to comply with probation conditions

 

INCIDENTS

Aggravated battery w/a deadly weapon

Shoplifting

Possession of meth & drug paraphernalia

 

NON-TRAFFIC CITATION

None

 

TRAFFIC CITATIONS

None

 

 

RATON POLICE BLOTTER

December 6, 2016

 

ARRESTS

Adrian Hernandez (22)    2 Municipal warrants for failure to appear, 4 Magistrate warrants for failure to pay fines & resisting/refusing to obey an officer

 

INCIDENTS

Larceny

Resisting/refusing to obey

 

NON-TRAFFIC CITATION

None

 

TRAFFIC CITATIONS

Mark Armstrong                             no insurance

Frances Sandoval                          expired registration

 

 

RATON POLICE BLOTTER

December 5, 2016

 

ARRESTS

Justin Lashun Harris: (25) Armed Robbery/Tampering with evidence/Conspiracy to commit armed robbery/Aggravated assault (with deadly weapon)/Retaining stolen property (firearm)/Receiving or transferring stolen motor vehicle/Possession of firearm/Resisting, evading an officer and Conspiracy to commit aggravated fleeing of a law enforcement officer

 

Christopher Dominguez: (26) Armed Robbery/Tampering with evidence/Conspiracy to commit armed robbery/Aggravated assault (use of deadly weapon)/Retaining stolen property (firearm)/Receiving or transferring or destructing device by felon/Resisting, evading/obstructing an officer/Conspiracy to commit aggravated fleeing of a law enforcement officer

 

Ross Lopez: (19) possession of controlled substance/possession of marijuana/ Magistrate Bench Warrant for failure to comply with probation conditions

 

Louis Padilla: (27) possession of controlled substance/aggravated assault against a household member (2 counts)

 

John L. Pascetti: (36) unlawful carrying of a deadly weapon

 

 

INCIDENTS

Possession of controlled substance

Possession of marijuana

Larceny

 

NON-TRAFFIC CITATION

 

TRAFFIC CITATIONS 

Carlton Bryant: leaving scene of accident/driver to be licensed

Elias Romero: no proof of insurance

Florinda Fanelli: no proof of insurance/license revoked out of Colorado

Henry Pacheco: no proof of insurance

 

 

RATON POLICE BLOTTER 

December 2, 2016

 

ARRESTS

Jose Trujillo: (58) Magistrate Bench Warrant for failure to appear

 

INCIDENTS

 

NON-TRAFFIC CITATION

 

TRAFFIC CITATIONS

Steven Wilson: expired registration and no proof of insurance

 

 

RATON POLICE BLOTTER 

December 1, 2016

 

ARRESTS 

Eugene Barela: (20) Magistrate Bench Warrant for failure to pay fines

Paul Romero: (31) Curry County 9th District Court Bench Warrant for Probation Violation – Fugitive from Justice 8th Judicial District Court Bench Warrant for Drug Court Violation/failed to report

 

INCIDENTS

 

NON-TRAFFIC CITATION

 

TRAFFIC CITATIONS

Robert Valdez: driving while license invalid/suspended