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In Loving Memory of Valorie Ann Woods

Valorie Ann Woods, affectionately known  by many as Ms. Val, passed away unexpectedly at home on February 23, 2017. She was 58.

She was born in Trinidad, CO on August 31, 1958 , the first child of eight children to Martha and Jim Felthager.

woods valShe was currently employed for Alta Vista Alternative Care.

Valorie was a kind, caring and loving person and her door was always opened to everyone.

Survivors are her three children, Jolene (Aaron) Brown, Bob Woods, Payton Gilstrap, three grandchildren, Aaron and Jenna Brown, Akiaca Gilstrap. brothers Jim (Bonnie) Felthager, Kenny (Shanna) Felthager, Joe Felthager, sisters, Cindy Martinez, Diana (Abel) Castellano, Carol Felthager, Brenda (Joseph) Felthager, 18 nieces and nephews, 17 great nieces and great nephews, other relatives and friends.

At her request, cremation with private family services.

Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Class 3AAA and Class 5A State Basketball Tourney Brackets

The 2017 State Basketball Brackets for teams in the KRTN Coverage Area.

2017 U.S. Bank State Basketball Championships Class 3A – Boys

2017 U.S. Bank State Basketball Championships Class A – Boys

2017 U.S. Bank State Basketball Championships Class 3A – Girls

2017 U.S. Bank State Basketball Championships Class A – Girls

N.M. Game Warden named Officer of the Year

N.M. game warden named Officer of the Year

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New Mexico Department of Game and Fish
Public contact, Information Center: (888) 248-6866
Media contact: Karl Moffatt: (505) 476-8007
karl.moffatt@state.nm.us

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, FEB. 24, 2017:

N.M. game warden recognized as Officer of the Year

Tim Cimbal

SANTA FE – Shikar Safari Club International has named New Mexico Department of Game and Fish Captain Tim Cimbal the 2017 New Mexico Wildlife Conservation Officer of the Year.

Cimbal received the award at the department’s third annual Governor’s Special Hunt Auction and Awards Banquet on Feb. 18 in Albuquerque. Cimbal, 36, currently is stationed in Albuquerque. He is a 12-year veteran of the department and holds a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science Policy and Management from State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry.

Shikar Safari Club International annually presents awards to wildlife law enforcement officers in all 50 states and 10 Canadian provinces and territories. The club is dedicated to the protection, enhancement and preservation of wildlife, with particular emphasis on endangered and threatened species through the promotion of enforcement of conservation laws and regulations.

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3AAA & District 5A Basketball Tourney Results

District 3AAA

Both the Raton Girls and Boys Basketball teams earned a berth in  the Championship game for District 3AAA Basketball Tournament against Pecos on Saturday, February 25, but it was the Pecos teams that showed up and proved why they were both undefeated in regular season district play taking a 71 – 39 win in the girls game and then following with a 78 – 28 win in the boy’s title game.

The Lady Tigers stayed with the Lady Panthers for the first quarter as sophomore Andie Ortega poured in three three-pointers and were only down by four at the end of the period.

The second period, though had the Lady Panthers ramping up the defense and the Lady Tigers making several mistakes to be outscored 13 – 4 and were down by 13 at halftime.

The Lady Tigers stayed with Pecos in the third, but then the Lady Panthers made 11 of 15 free throw attempts in the fourth period to pull away for the Championship Trophy.  Overall the Panthers were 26 of 41 at the line while the Lady Tigers were 9 of 15.

Cassy Muller, named MVP for the season in District 3AAA, poured in 16 points for the Panthers.

Raton’s Estrella Vargas had 13, Andie Ortega had 11, Jadyn Walton had 4, Sofia Maddalini scored 3, with Camryn Mileta, Natausha Ortega, Kerrigan Weese and Sydni Silva scoring two apiece.

Silva was named All-District 2nd Team as Vargas, Andie Ortega and Maddalini were named First Team All-District 3AAA as named in ceremonies following the game.

In the boys championship, Raton tried to stay with the number one ranked team in the state, but the Panthers earned their 24th straight win on the strength of Mario Archuleta’s 26 point performance. Archuleta was named MVP for the district season, and had 16 in the first period including 3, three pointers to give the Panthers an insurmountable 23-9 lead at the end of the firs period.

Raton’s Austin Jones and Jonathan Cabriales were both named All-District First team, while Jesse Espinoza was honored with All-District 2nd Team.

Boys 3AAA Tournament

Game 1 ATATC  54  Tierra Encantada 66

Boys Game 2 Tierra Encantada 46  Raton 73

Boys Game 3  Desert Academy 52  Raton 55

Boys Championship Game  Raton 28   Pecos 78

Girls 3AAA Tournament

Game 3 Tierra Encantada 46  Raton 54

Girls Championship Game  Raton 39   Pecos 71  

 

District 5A

Boys Game 1  Des Moines 41   Roy/Mosquero  65

Girls Game 1 Des Moines 45    Springer 41

Boys Game 2 Roy/Mosquero      Cimarron

Girls Game 2 Des Moines  58  Cimarron 42

Boys Game 3 Cimarron  42   Springer  85

Girls Championship Game  Des Moines 37  Roy/Mosquero 49

Boys Championship Game  Springer 56  Maxwell 70

 

 

 

District 5A Championship Games: Roy/Mosquero Maxwell take District Championships

By Marty Mayfield

KRTN Multi-Media

The Lady Demons traveled a tough road to get to the district championship game in Roy Friday night, February 24th,  but the first place Roy/Mosquero Ladies prevailed and kept the district title trophy.

It was defense that held the game scoreless for the first couple of minutes before Riley Clavel sunk a 3-pointer to start the scoring off.  The defenses kept the game tight but the Lady Longhorns defense held the Lady Demons at bay allowing them to only score six in the first quarter.

The second quarter saw Des Moines find the bucket from the field but struggle at the line making one of four shots at the line while Roy/Mosquero went better than 50% making five of eight free throws to help keep the lead going into half time.

The second half play saw both defenses tighten things up and put the pressure on with both teams keeping the point spread pretty even throughout the third quarter with neither team making more than 10 points.

Fourth quarter action saw Roy/Mosquero at the free throw line for 17 shots of which they sunk nine. Des Moines on the other hand went two of five at the line and fell short at the final buzzer,  taking the runner-up trophy back home.

Des Moines       6  12  10  9  37

Roy/Mosquero 13  16  9  11  49

Des Moines High Point

MaKenna Hittson  15  4 of 6 free throws

Free Throws 9 of 19 attempts

Roy/Mosquero High Point

Riley Clavel  21  5 of 8 free throws

Sherrie Ray 9  2 of 2 free throws

Free Throws 18 of 29 attempts

District 5A Champions Roy/Mosquero Lady Longhorns Back row Riley Clavel, Haley King, Kendall Smith, Bailey Smith, Mackenzie Lightfoot, Front Row Kassandra Velarde, Mya Vigil, Sherrie Ray

District 5A Champions Roy/Mosquero Lady Longhorns
Back row Riley Clavel, Haley King, Kendall Smith, Bailey Smith, Mackenzie Lightfoot,
Front Row Kassandra Velarde, Mya Vigil, Sherrie Ray

 

District 5A Girls Runner up Des Moines Lady Demons Nataya Archuleta, Allison Guerrero, Grace Hall, Felysse Montano, Paiton Owensby, Alexis Wingo, Amber Gonzales, Angie Lopez, Annalisa Miller, Makenna Hittson

District 5A Girls Runner up Des Moines Lady Demons
Nataya Archuleta, Allison Guerrero, Grace Hall, Felysse Montano, Paiton Owensby, Alexis Wingo, Amber Gonzales, Angie Lopez, Annalisa Miller, Makenna Hittson

 

Wow, break out the towel and wipe off the brow as this game between Springer and Maxwell started off fast and went by even faster as both teams burned up the floor racing back and forth, yet strong defenses kept both teams from running up the score in this championship game.

As the buzzer sounded ending the first quarter Springer lead the game that had several lead changes in the first half. When the buzzer sounded ending the first half Maxwell had taken the lead by six in part because of the six of six free throws the boys made at the line.

Second half action started out the same way but the lack of fouls in the first half changed the pace of the game in the second half as referees began calling the game more closely sending both teams to the free throw line several times. Maxwell took advantage of that making 15 of 21 free throws while Springer only put in 9 of 14 shots. Those shots helped Maxwell extend the lead in the fourth and come away with a 70-56 championship win.

Springer  17  9  15  14   56

Maxwell  14  18  18  20  70

Springer High Point

Bryon Romero 12  2 of 2 free throws

Estevan Romero 11  3 of 6 free throws

Isaiah Garcia 12  2 of 2 free throws

Free Throws 11 of 17

Maxwell High Point

Aaron Salazar 12  4 of 4 free throws

Kolton Riggs 18  5 of 5 free throws

Jeremy Archuleta 14  6 of 6 free throws

Andrew Archuleta 12  4 of 8 free throws

Free Throws 21  of 27 attempts

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Jeremy Archuleta and Zach Sanchez battle for the ball during the District 5A championship game in Maxwell Saturday evening.

 

Jacob Quintana drives the lane as Kolton Riggs gets the block Saturday evening in Maxwell during the District 5A championship game.

Jacob Quintana drives the lane as Kolton Riggs gets the block Saturday evening in Maxwell during the District 5A championship game.

 

Isaiah Garcia goes up for two of his 12 points during the District 5A championship game

Isaiah Garcia goes up for two of his 12 points during the District 5A championship game

 

The intensity of they championship game shows on the face of Andrew Archuleta as he drives the lane into Zach Sanchez Saturday evening in Maxwell.

The intensity of they championship game shows on the face of Andrew Archuleta as he drives the lane into Zach Sanchez Saturday evening in Maxwell.

 

District 5A runner-up Springer Red Devils Damien Blahback, Bryan Romero, Gabriel Garcia, Owen Burton, Zac Caldwell, Ryan Gallegos, Chris Casias, Cotton Shaw, Jose Urquijo, Chase Casias, Zach Sanchez, Isaiah Garcia, Estevan Romero, Jacob Quintana, Coach Johnny Chavez,

District 5A runner-up Springer Red Devils
Damien Blahback, Bryan Romero, Gabriel Garcia, Owen Burton, Zac Caldwell, Ryan Gallegos, Chris Casias, Cotton Shaw, Jose Urquijo, Chase Casias, Zach Sanchez, Isaiah Garcia, Estevan Romero, Jacob Quintana, Coach Johnny Chavez,

 

District 5A Champions Maxwell Bears Christian Smart, Daniel Garcia, Wesley Jeffery, Devon Cruz, Caden Floyd, Aaron Salazar, Andrew Archuleta, Carl Gonzales, Kolton Riggs, Kaden Riggs, Jeremy Archuleta, Ricci Molina

District 5A Champions Maxwell Bears
Christian Smart, Daniel Garcia, Wesley Jeffery, Devon Cruz, Caden Floyd, Aaron Salazar, Andrew Archuleta, Carl Gonzales, Kolton Riggs, Kaden Riggs, Jeremy Archuleta, Ricci Molina

Raton City Commission Regular Meeting 2-28-17

AGENDA
CITY OF RATON REGULAR COMMISSION MEETING
RATON CITY HALL, 224 SAVAGE AVE
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2017 AT 6PM

A regular meeting of the City Commission of the City of Raton will be held on February 28, 2017 at 6 p.m. The Meeting will be called to order by Mayor Mantz. The following subjects will be considered by the City Commission and may be considered in any order that is most convenient for the City Commission.

I. Meeting Called To Order – Mayor Mantz

II. Roll Call of the Members of the City Commission and determination of quorum.

III. Pledge of Allegiance to the U. S. Flag.

IIII. Recognition of Visitors, Citizen of the Month and/or Presentation of Proclamation, Service Award, Congratulations, Condolences, Holiday Schedules and City/Municipal events – Mayor.

• Next Regular Commission Meeting Tuesday, March 14, 2017 at 6pm

V. Presentation of FY16 Audits for the City of Raton, RWW and RPS.

VI. Comments from the General Public

VII. Committee Reports From Commissioners:

A. Raton Water Works: (Mayor pro-tem Segotta, Commissioner Chavez)
B. Raton Public Service: (Mayor Mantz, Commissioner Giacomo)
C. Parks & Recreation Advisory Board: (Mayor pro-tem Segotta)
D. Senior Center Board: (Commissioner Chavez)
E. Planning & Zoning Commission: (Commissioner Schuster)
F. Housing Authority: (Commissioner Schuster)
G. Airport Advisory Board: (Commissioner Chavez)
H. ETZ Zoning Commission: (Mayor pro-tem Segotta)
I. Arts & Culture Board: (Mayor Mantz)
J. North Central NM Economic Development District: (Mayor Mantz)
K. Library Advisory Board: (Commissioner Giacomo)
L. ETZ Zoning Authority: (Mayor Mantz)
M. Financial Advisory Board: (Commissioner Chavez)

VIII. Action items/Public Hearings/Ordinances/Resolutions/City Manager’s Report-The City Commission may discuss and/or take actions on the following agenda items:
A. Approval of the February 14, 2017 Regular Commission Meeting Minutes.

B. Deliberate and Act on Resolution 2017-12: Approval of the January 2017 Financial Report.

C. Deliberate and Act on Purchase of new Wild Land Truck, Raton Fire Department.

D. Deliberate and Act Resolution 2017-13: Application for Municipal Arterial Program (MAP) Fiscal Year 2017-2018.

E. Deliberate and Act on Resolution 2017-14: Intention of Matching Funds for the Cooperative Agreement Program Fiscal Year 2017-2018.

F. Deliberate and Act on Resolution 2017-15: Opposing CS\HB-174 Local Election Act.

G. City Manager’s Report

IX. Adjournment
I, the undersigned authority do hereby certify that the above notice of meeting of the governing body of the City of Raton, New Mexico is a true and correct copy of the said notice and that a said copy of this notice was then posted on the front window of the City Hall of said City in Raton, New Mexico in a place convenient and readily accessible to the general public at all times, and said notice was posted on Friday, February 24, 2017 at 5 p.m. and remained so posted continuously at least 72 hours preceding the scheduled time of said meeting. Said notice was posted in six public places (City Hall, Library, Senior Center, County Courthouse, International Bank, Post Office) conveniently placed for the public. Also, KRTN Radio Station and the City of Raton Website will have the agenda posted prior to respective time limits designated for regular and special meetings. Please contact the City Clerk at 445-9551 or tgarcia@cityofraton.com if you have any questions or concerns.
/s/
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Tricia Mascarenas, City Clerk

If you are an individual who requires special accommodations, please notify Tricia Mascarenas, City Clerk at 575 445-9551 of such needs at least one week prior to the meeting(s) you plan to attend or as soon as possible.

NOTICE TO CREDITORS

STATE OF NEW MEXICO

COUNTY OF UNION

EIGHTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT

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In the Matter of the Last Will and Testament

of VERNON R. BENNETT, deceased.

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NOTICE TO CREDITORS

 

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned has been appointed Personal Representative of the estate of the above named Decedent.  All persons having any claim against said estate must present their claims within two (2) months after the date of the first publication of this notice or be forever barred.

 

Claims may be presented by delivering or mailing to the undersigned Personal Representative, at the address shown, a written statement of the claim indicating its basis, the name and address of the claimant and the amount claimed; or such a claim may be filed with the District Court, Union

County, New Mexico.

 

DATED this ______ day of ____________________________, 2017.

 

 

 

________________________________________________

Linda M. Bennett

100 Country Club Road

Raton, New Mexico 87740

 

 

ALSUP LAW OFFICE

 

By__________________________________

Gary D. Alsup

Attorney for Personal Representative

P.O. Box 518

Clayton, New Mexico 88415

(575) 374-2526 / Fax (575) 374-2759

E-mail: gary@alsuplawoffice.com

 

Barnburner Advances Raton Boys Girls Advance to Championship Game Also

By Marty Mayfield

KRTN Multi-Media

Both Raton teams advance to the district 3AAA championship games on Saturday in Pecos.

The Raton boys got off to a slow start and trailed most of the game trailing 41-37 at the end of the third. Raton then turned up the heat and took the lead 43-41 and made it a hold your breath game allowing Desert Academy to tie the game at 50 with 1:42 left on the 4th quarter clock. With 59 seconds left Raton lead 52-50 and at with a free throw made it 53-50 with 29 seconds left. Another score and Raton ended this one 55-52 to advance to the district championship game with Pecos on Saturday.

The girls also got off to a slow start with Tierra Encantada striking the first bucket. It would be a couple of minutes before Raton would find the hole finally get on the board. The first half of the game was riddled with turnovers by both teams and the results kept the game close with several lead changes in both quarters.

As the second half got underway the Lady Tigers finally managed to find the bucket a few more times than the Lady Scorpions and finally developed an 8-point lead. As the half unfolded the Lady Scorpions simply wouldn’t give in and managed to keep the score close often coming to within five. As the third quarter wore on the Lady Tigers still struggled with turnovers from bad passes and the Lady Scorpions timing the ball for the steal. By the third quarter buzzer the Lady Tigers had a 10 point lead.

Fourth quarter action continued the same as turnovers plagued Raton, yet they managed to keep the margin about 10 points. Once the final buzzer sounded Raton pulled it out 54-46 to move on to the district championship game Saturday in Pecos.

Tierra  13   9  12  12  46

Raton 18  12  14  10  54

Tierra High Point

Jackie Coronel 9  2 of 7 free throws

Yasmine Torres 11  2 of 4 free throws

Destiny Naverez  11  3 of 5 free throws

Free Throws 13 of 28 attempts

Raton High Point

Andie Ortega  12  1 of 2 free throws   3 3-pointers

Kerrigan Weese  11  1 of 2 free throws

Sydni Silva   11  5 of 8 free throws

Free Throws  12 of 18 attempts

 

The Senior girls were honored at Thursday evening district tourney game. Seniors; Mariah Saenz, Sophia Maddelini, Montana Trujillo, McKenna Valdez and Estrella Vargas

The Senior girls were honored at Thursday evening district tourney game.
Seniors; Mariah Saenz, Sophia Maddelini, Montana Trujillo, McKenna Valdez and Estrella Vargas

 

Sydni Silva drives the lane Thursday evening against Ida Contreras during the district tourney game in Tiger Gym

Sydni Silva drives the lane Thursday evening against Ida Contreras during the district tourney game in Tiger Gym

 

Another drive the lane as Estrella Vargas goes up while Jackie Coronel gets a hand on the ball

Another drive the lane as Estrella Vargas goes up while Jackie Coronel gets a hand on the ball

 

Kerrigan Weese came off the bench and with shots like this scored 10 points for the Lady Tigers in the district tourney game.

Kerrigan Weese came off the bench and with shots like this scored 10 points for the Lady Tigers in the district tourney game.

 

Yasmine Torres and Sydni Silva battle for possession of the ball late in the district tourney game Thursday evening in Tiger Gym

Yasmine Torres and Sydni Silva battle for possession of the ball late in the district tourney game Thursday evening in Tiger Gym

 

Halle Medina and Brianna Duran struggle for the ball in the 4th quarter of the district tourney game.

Halle Medina and Brianna Duran struggle for the ball in the 4th quarter of the district tourney game.

In Loving Memory of Jose (Joe) Isidor Gomez

Jose (Joe) Isidor Gomez, age 72, died in Lakewood, CO on February 17, 2017.

He was born May 15, 1944 in Trinidad, CO.

He attended school in Sopris and Trinidad, CO.

Jose made his home in Littleton, CO and worked as an RTD bus driver until his retirement.

He loved to be outdoors, camping,, hunting and fishing.

Joe also loved to attend genealogy conferences in New Mexico, learning more of his family history, proudly publishing  two books with information gathered by he and his wife over the last twenty years.

He was a very special person who loved to listen and dance to Spanish music.

Joe will be remembered fondly for his big heart and caring soul, always keeping in contact with his family.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Eduardo and Manuelita Gomez, siblings, Ernie Gomez and wife Rose, Louie Gomez and Richard Gomez, sisters Margaret Rubal and husband Bob, Emma Apodaca, Madeline Barela ,brothers in law Erminio Lovato and Harold Lovato.

Survived by wife of 26 years, Cindy Olivas Gomez, sisters, Barbara Lovato, Denver, CO, Dora Lovato, Trinidad, CO, brother Charles (Jane) Gomez, Lakewood, CO.

Memorial Service will be held Saturday, February 25, 2017 at 1PM at Horan-McConaty Family Chapel, 3101 S. Wadsworth Blvd., Lakewood, CO, 80227.

Inurnment at Carpio-Longsdale Catholic Cemetery, Trinidad, CO, at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Parkinsons Association of the Rockies, 1325 S. Colorado Blvd, Suite 2048, Denver, CO, 80222.

Joe grew up in a large, caring and loving family and will surely be missed.

In Loving Memory of Ronald Joe Tafoya

Ronald Joe Tafoya was born July 6, 1964 to Edward and Maxine Tafoya from Capulin, NM. Ronnie was called home to be with the Lord on February 10, 2017.

 

tafoya ronRonnie graduated from Des Moines High School in 1982, he also joined the Army National Guard where he served his state and country proudly and retired from the guard in 2004. Ronnie also worked for Caterpillar for many years as a diesel mechanic.

Ronnie enjoyed Spanish music, country music, dancing and loved to travel. He had a passion for elderly people and would lend an ear to hear their stories. Although he never had children of his own he thought his nephew Pinon was just about it. He loved his parents, brothers, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and friends. Ronnie would give his shirt off his back even if it was the only one he had. He had a big heart and was willing to help anyone.

Ronnie battled cancer for approximately three years and never let it get him down, he fought to the end. He passed away in Denver where he called home, escorted by a legion of angels he was escorted to heaven where he will be beside his father, grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins.

Ronnie is survived by his mother, Maxine Tafoya of Raton, brothers Jimmy Tafoya and wife Robin of Branson, MO. Ray Tafoya and wife Elsie of Raton and Ricky Tfoya and wife Helen of Albuquerque, NM. Numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and friends. Ronnie will be missed by all who knew him.

Funeral services will be Saturday February 25, 2017 at 10:00 A.M. at the Yaksich-Long Funeral Home Chapel with the Tafoya family officiating. Burial will be in the Mountain View Cemetery in Capulin.

Arrangements and celebration of love for Ronnie Joe Tafoya are under the direction of the Yaksich-Long Funeral Home of Raton.