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The Branches of the Force Video in Sugarite

By Marty Mayfield

KRTN Multi-Media

In a Galaxy Far Far Far away, Whoa this doesn’t look like an alien land, and its not, its a remote location in Sugarite Canyon where Raton High graduate and New Mexico State college student Lucas Jansen is working on a video project.

The project is to enter a contest sponsored by Lucas Films. Each year Lucas Films holds a contest for people who want to produce a fan film about Star Wars. Jansen brought his project back to the Raton area because of his love for the area. He noted that the cast has also enjoyed the area.

Jansen will be videoing scenes for video for the next three days and then its back to post processing where the editors will take the raw video and perform their special effects magic and produce a 5-minute video for the contest. Jansen noted its a lot of work to produce a 5-minute video.

In a Galaxy Far Far Away   whoa this isn't a galaxy far far away its a remote location in Suguarite Canyon where a small crew of college students and actors are videoing for a 5 minute project

In a Galaxy Far Far Away whoa this isn’t a galaxy far far away its a remote location in Suguarite Canyon where a small crew of college students and actors are videoing for a 5 minute project

 

Star Wars Branches of the Force are between scenes Tuesday afternoon

Star Wars Branches of the Force are between scenes Tuesday afternoon

Fire Scorches 28 Acres of Johnson Mesa Grassland

By Marty Mayfield

KRTN Multi-Media

Fire fighters from Raton, Colfax County and Folsom were dispatched to a fire on Johnson Mesa at noon on Tuesday afternoon, January 3, 2017.

According to Raton Fire, a downed power line caused the fire that consumed about 28 acres of grass on the west end of Johnson Mesa near the microwave tower. Since the area is so isolated, firefighters spent most of the afternoon mopping up and making sure every hot spot was extinguished.

NOTICE of Public Hearing: Partial Property Tax Rebate

Public Hearing

 

PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Colfax County Board of Commissioners will hold a Public Hearing regarding state statute 7-2-14.3, Partial Property Tax Rebate for Low Income Tax Payers on January 10, 2017 at 8:30am.   

 

Location:

Colfax County Building

3rd Floor, Commission Chambers

230 N. 3rd Street

Raton, NM  87740

 

Done this 3rd day of January, 2017.

 

Notice of Consideration of Colfax County Ordinance No. 2017-01

Notice of Consideration of Colfax County Ordinance No. 2017-01

 

Notice is hereby given that the Board of Commissioners of Colfax County, New Mexico will, on Tuesday, January 24, 2017, at 9:00 a.m., at the Commission Chambers in the Colfax County Building, in Raton, New Mexico, consider final passage of An Ordinance relating to the employment policies of Colfax County, New Mexico, including employment status, conditions of employment, employee discipline, employee compensation and benefits, leave and holidays, e-mail and internet use, drug and alcohol policy, sexual harassment, use of county vehicles and other employment matters and repealing Colfax County Ordinance No. 2015-2. Revision of the contents of this manual was done in accordance with Ordinance No. 2015-2, Section V.

REGULAR MEETING Colfax County Board of Commissioners

REGULAR MEETING

JANUARY 10, 2017

AGENDA

 

PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Colfax County Board of Commissioners will meet in Regular Session on Tuesday, January 10, 2017 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

www.co.colfax.nm.us

 

 

  1. Call to Order
  2. Pledge of Allegiance
  3. Elect Chairman and Vice Chairman
  4. Salute to the New Mexico Flag
  5. Approve Agenda
  6. Approve Special Meeting Minutes for November 10, 2016 and Regular Meeting Minutes for December 13, 2016
  7. Recognize Visitors
  8. Public Comment
  9. Update – Collaborative Forest Restoration Program Grant
  10. Presentation Recognition – Colfax County Fire District 8 ISO Class #6
  11. Discuss/Action – Approve Expenditures
  12. Discuss/Action – Resolution #2016-34, Budget Adjustment-Various Funds
  13. Discuss/Action – Resolution #2017-01, Open Meetings Act
  14. Discuss/Action – Resolution #2017-02, Working Hours for Colfax County Employees
  15. Discuss/Action – Resolution #2017-03, Adopt State Procurement Code
  16. Discuss/Action – Resolution #2017-04, Set Liquor License Fee for 2017
  17. Discuss/Action – Amend 2017 Holiday Schedule
  18. Discuss/Action – 2016 Financial Audit Report
  19. Discuss/Action – Appoint Multi-Line Pool Voting Member and Alternate
  20. Discuss/Action – Appoint NERTPO Voting Member and Alternate
  21. Discuss/Action – Appoint Workers Compensation Voting Member and Alternate
  22. Discuss/Action – Request Statement of Receipts and Expenses from Colfax County Treasurer
  23. Discuss/Action –  Dedication of Gardner Road Bridge
  24. Discuss/Action – Gardner Road Bridge Construction Easement Agreement
  25. Discuss/Action – State Statute 7-2-14.3, Partial Property Tax Rebate for Low Income Tax Payers
  26. Discuss – Barela Mesa Road
  27. Update – Cimarron Canyon Fuel Spill, Thomas Vigil
  28. Commissioners’ Docket
  29. Manager’s Docket
  30. Assistant County Manager’s Docket
  31. Attorney’s Docket
  32. Adjourn

 

Done this 3rd day of January, 2017

RATON POLICE BLOTTER – January 2017

RATON POLICE BLOTTER

January 31, 2017

 

ARRESTS

Jorge L. Valdez: (28)  Magistrate Bench Warrant for failure to comply with probation conditions and proof of screening due

Victor Najera: (30)    Two Magistrate bench warrants for failure to pay fines and failure to appear

 

INCIDENTS

 

NON-TRAFFIC CITAIONS

Darlene Coon:   dog at large/no city tags

 

TRAFFIC CITATIONS

Mary Medina:  speeding

Joseph Pacheco:   display of registration (expired)/ Invalid suspended license/ No proof of insurance

 

 

 

RATON POLICE BLOTTER

January 30, 2017

 

ARRESTS

Shaun Ortega: (32)  Magistrate Bench Warrant failure to comply byconditions of release imposed by court

 

Richard DeMars: (46)  DOC drugs admitted using /employment

 

Thomas Padilla: (36)  Magistrate Bench Warrant out of El Paso County Colorado Springs for contempt of court/failure to Report for jail sentence

 

Bobby Herbold (29)   Eighth Judicial Court Bench Warrant for probation conditions

 

Andrew Romero: (31)   Shoplifting

 

Alexandra Platero: (19)   Magistrate Bench Warrant for failure to pay fines

 

Kenneth Esquibel (22)   Two Magistrate Bench Warrants both for failure to Comply with probation conditions

 

 

INCIDENTS

Larceny

Battery

Aggravated Battery

Possession of drug paraphernalia

Impounding of motor vehicle

 

 

NON-TRAFFIC CITAIONS

De Andra Fernandez:    Battery

Kailie Village Center:     Battery

Rebecca Marquez:        Aggravated Battery

 

 

TRAFFIC CITATIONS

Salomon Marquez:                  Off road vehicle

Florinda Fanelli:                       license revoked (Colorado)

Sue Alcon:                                license suspended

Lora Martinez:                          no proof of insurance

Merissa Mares:                         seatbelt violation / license suspended

Timothy Horner:                        display of registration/license suspended / No proof of insurance

Jose Garcia:                             driver to be licensed

Kenneth Esquibel:                    license suspended/no proof of insurance

 

 

RATON POLICE BLOTTER

January 27, 2017

 

ARRESTS

Kendra Sedillo: (27)    Magistrate Bench Warrant for failure to appear

Adelene Urquijo: (30):  DOC Arrest Order for failure to report/ Untruthful reports /super level/no medical documents/failed to provide a urine test

Anthony Saenz: (18)   Arrest Warrant for criminal sexual penetration

 

INCIDENTS

 

NON-TRAFFIC CITAIONS

 

TRAFFIC CITATIONS

 

 

 

RATON POLICE BLOTTER

January 26, 2017

NO BLOTTER TODAY

 

 

 

 

RATON POLICE BLOTTER

January 25, 2017

 

ARRESTS

Carl Whitten: (24)    Warrant Las Animas County for failure to comply with probation conditions

Louisa Medina: (44)     Magistrate Bench Warrant for failure to pay fines

 

INCIDENTS

Battery

 

 

NON-TRAFFIC CITAIONS

Clayton Trujillo:                        Dog at large

 

 

 

TRAFFIC CITATIONS

 

 

 

RATON POLICE BLOTTER

January 24, 2017

 

ARRESTS 

None

 

INCIDENTS

None

 

NON-TRAFFIC CITAIONS

None

 

TRAFFIC CITATIONS

Sheila Benavidez:   Driver to be licensed / expired registration/ No proof of insurance

Nickolas Salazar:  No proof of insurance

 

 

RATON POLICE BLOTTER

January 23, 2017

 

ARRESTS

Helen Butch: (49) Arrest Warrant for theft of identity/obtaining identity electronic fraud/theft of credit card/fraudulent use of credit card

Kianna D. Bunch: (34) Magistrate Bench Warrant for probation conditions/payment due and proof of donations

David Licon: (24) Arrest Order for drugs

Rebecca Romero: (26) Magistrate Bench Warrant (Las Cruces) for failure to appear/ Magistrate Bench Warrant for failure to pay fines and failure to appear

Zane A. Cordova: Arrest Order for parole conditions/substance test /reporting parole and special conditions

Stephen Lanier: (41) Eighth Judicial Warrant for failure to appear and Magistrate Bench Warrant for failure to comply with probation conditions /failure to provide proof of treatment

Leroy Martinez: (46) Municipal Bench Warrant for failure to appear

Kendra Sedillo: (27) Magistrate Arrest Warrant for retaining stolen property and tampering with evidence and Magistrate Bench Warrant for failure to appear

James R. Conway: (50) Two Magistrate Bench Warrant (Las Vegas) for failure to appear

 

INCIDENTS

 

NON-TRAFFIC CITATION

Stephen Lanier: possession of drug paraphernalia

Rufino Lopez: Battery against a household member

Roberta Montoya: Battery

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TRAFFIC CITATIONS

 

Jerry Chavez: expired registration/no proof of insurance/invalid suspended

License

Franklin Garcia: proof of registration/no proof of insurance

Amber Fernandez: failure to yield

James Conway: speeding/invalid suspended license

Lena Malcom: no proof of insurance

Ryan Romero: failure to signal

Danny Cardenas: no proof of insurance

Patience Ramos: no proof of insurance

Max Ortega: driver to be licensed /expired insurance

Lucille Sanchez: speeding

Suzanne Saiz: display of registration/no proof of insurance

 

 

RATON POLICE BLOTTER

January 20, 2017

 

ARRESTS

Vanessa Sanchez: (25)  Arrest Warrant for retaining stolen property/ Tampering with evidence

 

Eugene Barela: (20)  Arrest Warrant for retaining stolen property/ Tampering with evidence

 

Johnny Vigil: (32)  Arrest Order for failure to report/ Status of whereabouts unknown

 

Stephan Draper: (29)  Arrest Warrant for trafficking methamphetamine/ Tampering with evidence/possession of controlled Substance methamphetamine and heroin and drug Paraphernalia

 

INCIDENTS

Criminal damage to property

Burglary of dwelling

 

 

NON-TRAFFIC CITATION

Jessica Sanchez:     Dog at large and no city dog tags

 

TRAFFIC CITATIONS

Jesse Urquijo:    Suspended registration/invalid suspended license, No proof of insurance

 

Robert Trujillo    Driving while license invalid/suspended

 

Zach Bacon:   Seatbelt violation/driver to be licensed/No proof of insurance

 

Eric Castillo: Driving while license invalid/suspended/No proof of insurance

 

Deeana Tapia:   Parked in alley obstructing

 

Taran Alvarez:    Speeding and no proof of insurance

 

 

RATON POLICE BLOTTER

January 19, 2017

 

ARRESTS

Eugene Acevedo (51)       aggravated battery on a household member

Toby Muniz (43)                 Magistrate bench warrant for failure to pay fines

 

 

INCIDENTS

None

 

NON-TRAFFIC CITATION

None

 

TRAFFIC CITATIONS

Derrick Montez          seatbelt violation, no insurance, & driver to be licensed

 

 

 

RATON POLICE BLOTTER

January 18, 2017

 

ARRESTS

Kianna Bunch (34)                            Colorado warrant – drug violations

Angel Rosas (20)                               Magistrate bench warrant for failure to pay fines

  

INCIDENTS

Fraud

Unlawful taking of a motor vehicle

 

NON-TRAFFIC CITATION

None

 

TRAFFIC CITATIONS

Monique Lopez                                  registration violation & no insurance

Henry Pacheco                                   registration violation, no insurance  & broken tail light

Agnes Perez                                       registration violation & no insurance

Monique Sandoval                            driving while license suspended

Deeana Tapia                                     no insurance

 

 

RATON POLICE BLOTTER

January 17, 2017

 

ARRESTS

John Padilla (42)                               probation violation

Iesha Romero (20)                            Magistrate arrest warrant

Marlene Valdez (38)                         attempt to commit a violent felony (robbery)

Carl Whitten (24)                              Magistrate arrest warrant

 

INCIDENTS

Attempt to commit a violent felony (robbery)

Battery against a household member

Criminal damage

Shoplifting

 

NON-TRAFFIC CITATION

Richard Clear                         shoplifting

John Padilla                           possession of drug paraphernalia

 

TRAFFIC CITATIONS

Jerry Armijo                                       registration violation

Jonathon Cardenas                           no insurance, & driving while license suspended

Sally Duran                                        registration violation & no insurance

Tiffany Maldonado-Pacheco             registration violation

Desiree Martinez                               registration violation & no insurance

Louisa Medina                                   no insurance & driver to be licensed

John Milkovich                                  seatbelt violation & no insurance

Isaac Ocana                           driving while license suspended, registration violation, & no insurance

Amanda Rodriguez                           no insurance, & driving while license suspended

Brianna Romero                                driver to be licensed

Bobby Sisneros                                  no insurance

John Tafoya                                       no insurance & driving while license suspended

Deeana Tapia                                     no insurance

Johnny Vigil                                       driving while license suspended

Vincent Warrick                                 registration violation

 

 

RATON POLICE BLOTTER

January 12, 2017

 

ARRESTS

Florinda Fanelli (42)   Municipal bench warrant for failure to appear

 

INCIDENTS

Criminal trespass & shoplifting

 

NON-TRAFFIC CITATION 

Florinda Fanelli                                 possession of marijuana

 

TRAFFIC CITATIONS

Daniel Cummings                speeding 40/30 & no insurance

Stephen Draper                   driving while license suspended & no insurance

Noah Garcia                       speeding 35/25

Mario Maestas                    speeding 38/25

Augustine Martinez             driving while license suspended

Cesar Robles                      speeding 37/30, driver to be licensed, registration violation, & no insurance

Anthony Romero                 speeding 38/30

Renae Zamarripa                speeding 39/30

 

 

 

RATON POLICE BLOTTER

January 11, 2017

 

ARRESTS

Zacharia Archuleta (18)     criminal trespass & shoplifting

 

 

INCIDENTS 

None

 

NON-TRAFFIC CITATION

None

 

 

TRAFFIC CITATIONS

Austin DeHart        driving while license suspended

Henry Pacheco     no insurance & registration violation

David Phaneuf      seatbelt violation

Johnny Vigil          driving while license suspended

Michael Vigil         driving while license suspended, no insurance & registration violation

 

 

RATON POLICE BLOTTER

January 10, 2017

 

ARRESTS

David Licon: (44)      Magistrate Bench Warrant failure to pay fines

Jorge L. Valdez: (28)  Magistrate Bench Warrant failure to comply with Probation conditions

 

INCIDENTS

Criminal damage to property

Impounding of a motor vehicle

 

NON-TRAFFIC CITATION

 

TRAFFIC CITATIONS 

Stefan Varela: Driving while license suspended No proof of insurance / suspended registration

Larry Lucero:     Failure to exercise due care

Teri Marquez:  Driving while license invalid/suspended, No proof of insurance

 

 

RATON POLICE BLOTTER

January 9, 2017

 

ARRESTS

Joe Lopez Jr.: (26)                   Abuse of a child (3counts)

Lisa Barraza: (29)                    Abuse of a child (3counts)

Victor Najera: (30)                   Resisting/evading/obstructing officer

Patrick Martinez: (32)              Two Magistrate Bench Warrants both for failure to appear

 

 

INCIDENTS

 

 

NON-TRAFFIC CITATION

 

 

TRAFFIC CITATIONS

Tieanna Angeli:                           driver to be licensed

Manuel Lucero:                           expired registration/no proof of insurance

Mikka Fontenot:                          expired registration

Santana Padilla:                          no proof of insurance

Brenda Dabovich:                        display of registration/driver to be licensed

Santiago Romero:                        no proof of insurance

 

 

RATON POLICE BLOTTER

January 6, 2017

 

ARRESTS 

Tamara Gonzales (23)     Magistrate bench warrant for aggravated battery & disorderly conduct

 

Mark Thompson (32)     disorderly conduct & public nuisance

 

 

INCIDENTS

None

 

 

NON-TRAFFIC CITATION

Matthew Duran Jr.   battery

Joe Lopez Jr.    falsely obtaining services

 

 

TRAFFIC CITATIONS

Elinore Palladini                                         speeding 38/25 & no insurance

 

 

RATON POLICE BLOTTER

January 5, 2017

 

ARRESTS 

 

INCIDENTS

 

NON-TRAFFIC CITATION

Bryan Romero: possession of drug paraphernalia

 

TRAFFIC CITATIONS 

Richard Drumm: speeding

Judith Sena: expired registration

Bryan Romero: speeding / invalid suspended license/child restraint

 

 

RATON POLICE BLOTTER

January 4, 2017

 

ARRESTS 

April Warner: (38) Magistrate Bench Warrant for failure to pay fines

 

 

INCIDENTS

 

NON-TRAFFIC CITATION

 

TRAFFIC CITATIONS

Anthony Saenz: speeding and no proof of insurance

Jason Martinez: speeding and no proof of insurance

 

 

RATON POLICE BLOTTER

January 3, 2017

 

ARRESTS

James Chavez-Alonzo (19) Magistrate Arrest Warrant for theft of a credit card/theft of identity/fraudulent use of credit card

Juan D. Castillo: (24) Magistrate Fugitive Complaint our of Pueblo Colorado Charge of child abuse

Amos A. Salazar: (56) Restraining order violation

Ignatacio Gutierrez-Bujanda:  Aggravated DWI (1st offense)

Patrick E. Salazar: (29) APPO Arrest Order probation violation/supervision level/being out past curfew

Amanda Rivera: (33) shoplifting

 

INCIDENTS

Criminal damage to property

Shoplifting

Criminal trespass

 

NON-TRAFFIC CITATION 

Donna Trujillo: shoplifting

 

TRAFFIC CITATIONS

Juan Castillo: driver to be licensed

Timothy Owen: display of registration

Brian Tapia: driving while license suspended

Bryan Romero: driving while license suspended

Johnny Vigil: driving while license suspended

Bartolome Gonzales-Hernandez: driver to be licensed

New Mexico State Police Arrest Las Vegas Woman for Murdering Father-in-Law

Special to KRTN Multi-Media

Las Vegas, NM – On December 28, 2016, the New Mexico State Police Investigations Bureau opened an investigation into a suspicious death which occurred at a residence on 580 State Road 3 in Ribera, San Miguel County.  State Police officers were dispatched around 12:30 p.m. to the residence for a medical call of an elderly man who had fallen.

When officers and EMS personnel arrived on scene, they found the residence full of smoke from a fire which started and spread from a gas stove in the kitchen.  Officers then discovered in a bedroom the body of Arthur Rivera (81).  The body appeared to have sustained multiple wounds consistent with those made by a sharp object and around the body was a large amount of blood.
State Police agents later interviewed Ruth Rivera (52) who was on scene during the initial response.  Ms. Rivera stated she was the daughter-in-law and caretaker of Mr. Rivera.  Ms. Rivera gave inconsistent statements to State Police agents and told agents Mr. Rivera and had fallen and injured himself at the residence.  She stated she was attempting to help Mr. Rivera when the house caught on fire from the stove so she called 911.  Ms. Rivera admitted the only occupants at the residence at the time were Mr. Rivera and herself.
After obtaining search warrants, State Police agents collected the clothing which Ms. Rivera was wearing at the scene.  Her clothing was wet and appeared to have been recently cleansed in attempt to hide evidence.  Also collected at the scene was a knife blade placed on the burnt stove.
On the morning of December 30, 2016, an autopsy was conducted on Mr. Rivera.  The Office of the Medical Investigator ruled Mr. Rivera’s death a homicide and noted multiple stab wounds to Mr. Rivera’s torso and face.
On the evening of December 30, 2016, State Police agents arrested Ruth Rivera for the death of Mr. Rivera.  She was booked on charges of first degree murder and tampering with evidence.
Ruth Rivera

Ruth Rivera

39 Participants take the Polar Bear Plunge

By Marty Mayfield

KRTN Multi-Media

Some 39 brave souls took the challenge this year at Lake Maloya and jumped into the ice cold waters that Park Superintendent Bob MacGyver jokingly called a warm 68 degrees.

It was questionable if it was going to be a jump or a run into the water as ice conditions a week before the plunge were iffy at about 5 inches with some open spots on the lake. By Jump time the water had formed a good six inch plus layer of ice making it a jump into the water for the fourth annual polar bear plunge at Lake Maloya.

There were some participants who traveled from as far away as Amarillo and Austin Texas while others made their second or third jump.

State Parks Rangers check out the water. Its a warm 68 degrees joked Bob McGyver as jumpers registered before the jump Sunday.

State Parks Rangers check out the water. Its a warm 68 degrees joked Bob McGyver as jumpers registered before the jump Sunday.

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