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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.

 

 

 

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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.

In Loving Memory of Antoinette M. Martinez

Antoinette M. Martinez born January 27, 1950 in Raton, New Mexico, she went to be with the Lord on February 15, 2017.

Antoinette is preceded in death by her parents Phil T. Vargas and Bertha M. Vargas, son Manuel A. Vargas, Grandparents Bridgo and Carlota Salazar and Nabor and Pablita Vargas, Sister-in-law Priscilla Vargas and many other family members.

She is survived by her husband Eloy Martinez, daughter Veronica Sanchez and son Joseph Vargas, sisters Lucille (Gilbert) Gutierrez, Jeanette (Pete) Martinez and brother Michael Vargas. Grandchildren Shantele Medkiff, Ryan (Alicia) Sanchez, Katrina Vargas and Rachel Sanchez. Great grandchildren Isaiah Sanchez, Serenity Medkiff and Cayden Shaffer. Also numerous uncles, aunts, nephews and nieces.

martinex antoiAntoinette was a loving housewife and mother. She was employed with Children, Youth and Families where she enjoyed working with her elderly clients and co-workers. She retired from the Miners’ Colfax Medical Center Long Term Care Center as a ward clerk where she enjoyed all the residents. She enjoyed playing bingo, but most of all she loved spending time with her family.

Visitation will be Sunday February 26, 2017 from 4:00 P.M. until 5:00 P.M. at the Yaksich-Long Funeral Home Chapel in Raton. Recitation of the Most Holy Rosary will be on Monday February 27, 2017 at 10:00 A.M. at St. Patrick’s – St. Joseph’s Catholic Church recited by Michael Vargas and Frank Cimino, Mass of the resurrection will follow at 10:30 A.M. with Father William Woytavich as the celebrant, rite of Christian burial will be at Fairmont Cemetery in Raton.

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

Tigers Advance in District Tourney Play

By Marty Mayfield

KRTN Multi-Media

The Raton Tigers hosted the Tierra Encantada Scorpions Wednesday night after Tierra defeated ATC Tuesday evening to advance to the next game of the District 3AAA basketball tourney.

Tierra struck first with a Manny Hernandez 3-pointer but Raton scored and soon took the lead and never looked back. In the first half of the game Raton easily drove the lane and scored inside with the lay-up. Dustin Segura, Jesse Espinoza and Austin Jones along with Ethan Martinez scored inside the paint in the first half. By the time the halftime buzzer sounded Raton lead the game 45-26.

The second half of the game looked totally different as Raton began to shoot threes and Tierra put the pressure on to force turnovers on sloppy passes and take aways. Soon the 22 point lead Raton had dwindled to with in 12. Tierra continued to press but they too soon ran into the covered bucket scoring only three points in the fourth as Raton built their lead back up to 20 plus points.

Once the final buzzer sounded Raton ended Tierra’s season and will advance to play Desert Academy Thursday evening.

Tierra   11  15  17  3   46

Raton  22  23  15  12  72

Tierra High Point

Manny Hernandez 26  4  3-pointers  5 of 7 free throws

Justin Vigil 16  1 of 2 free throws

Free Throws  7 of 13 attempts

Raton High Point

Jesse Espinoza 12  1 of 2 free throws

Austin Jones  20  2 of 2 free throws

Dustin Segura 8 0 for 1 free throw

Free Throws  6 of 11 attempts

Jesse Espinoza jumps for the high pass as Justin Vigil (5) comes in to try the takeaway.

Jesse Espinoza jumps for the high pass as Justin Vigil (5) comes in to try the takeaway.

 

Dustin Segura (11) drives the lane on his way to the bucket as the boys did many times in the first half of the district tourney game.

Dustin Segura (11) drives the lane on his way to the bucket as the boys did many times in the first half of the district tourney game.

 

Jesse Espinoza takes the baseline and attempts a backwards lay-up but is fouled by Justin Vigil early in the district tourney game Wednesday evening in Tiger Gym

Jesse Espinoza takes the baseline and attempts a backwards lay-up but is fouled by Justin Vigil early in the district tourney game Wednesday evening in Tiger Gym

 

Austin Jones takes the ball to the hoop as he works it inside against the Scorpions Wednesday evening in Tiger Gym during the district tourney game.

Austin Jones takes the ball to the hoop as he works it inside against the Scorpions Wednesday evening in Tiger Gym during the district tourney game.

 

Aden Vanderwater takes the ball to the hoop as the Tigers did several times during the district tourney game Wednesday evening.

Aden Vanderwater takes the ball to the hoop as the Tigers did several times during the district tourney game Wednesday evening.

 

Darien Lewis drives the baseline and takes the ball to the hoop in the third quarter of the district tourney game Wednesday evening.

Darien Lewis drives the baseline and takes the ball to the hoop in the third quarter of the district tourney game Wednesday evening.

In Loving Memory of James “Robert” Apodaca

James “Robert” Apodaca, entered eternal life on February 20, 2017, surrounded by his loving family.

He was born in Denver, CO to James and Isabel Apodaca on May 21, 1961.

Robert attended area schools and considered himself a professional driver. He worked for Sno-White Linen and Medco Professional Services.

Apodaca PicRobert spent countless hours traveling Colorado and New Mexico highways and back roads.

He liked to spend all his spare time on the golf course, rain or shine.

He was a devoted Broncos fan, rarely missing a game.

Robert enjoyed watching TV, bowling and traveling.  He enjoyed driving his grandchildren from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean and everywhere in between.

On Thursday, February 16, 2017, Robert gave his life to Jesus and is now enjoying being in the presence of his Savior, where there is no more pain, sorrow or tears, just joy unspeakable…………….

Preceding him in death is father James D. Apodaca.

He is survived by his children, Rachel Apodaca, Steven Apodaca, Frances (Joe) Trujillo, Jessica (John) Garcia, Daniel Kirby and best friend Eva Campbell of Trinidad.

Also surviving are his mother Isabel Apodaca (Harry Bittner), grandchildren, Michael LaCrue, Nikki Apodaca, Larissa Apodaca, Meloree Apodaca, Alysse Trujilo, Maria Trujillo, Kourtney Trujillo, Ariana Apodaca, Javier Garcia, Jesse Garcia, John Apodaca, brothers Manuel Apodaca, Benji Apodaca, sister Catherine (Mark) Paino, Uncle Alfred Medkiff, aunt Helen Martinez, special niece, Jennifer Apodaca, special nephew, J.J., Apodaca, niece Tina Apodaca, his dog Tank, numerous other relatives and many friends.

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

Funeral will be Wednesday, March 1, 2017 at 1PM at First Christian Church with Bill Glidden officiating.

Interment will follow at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery.

Active pallbearers are John Duran, Steven Apodaca, J.J. Apodaca, Michael LaCrue, Joe Trujillo and Manuel Apodaca.

Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

 

In Loving Memory of Robert ( Jerry-Bob) G. Miller

Robert ( Jerry-Bob) G. Miller, 74, passed away peacefully on Friday, February 17, 2017.

 

millerHe was born in Hamlet, Indiana on October 23, 1942. Robert was in the Navy for 2 years active duty on a Sea Plane Tender, the USS Salisbury Sound in Vietnam, Japan and the Philippines. He was in the National Guard for 2 years. Robert started his career as a meat cutter with Safeway in Denver, Co moved on to Manager of Kaune’s Market in Santa Fe, NM then moved up to store director of Albertsons in Clovis, NM to becoming the CEO / Owner of Poor Boys Butcher Shop in Clovis, NM. His hobbies were fishing, camping, hunting, carpentry, BBQ grill master, gardening and spending time with his family.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Paulne (Cassady) Miller and John Louis Miller Sr., his two brothers, John L. Miller Jr. and James Miller and one sister JoAnne Miller.

He is survived by his wife, Barbara (Jody) Miller of Pecos, N.M.. They were married in Broomfield, Colorado and were married for 51 years. He will be sadly missed by his sister Jan Miller (Rich) of Lakewood, Co., his son Eric D. Miller of Clovis, N.M. and his daughter Jeryl (Jeri) Vigil (Ricky) of Pecos, N.M. his five grandchildren, Nathan Miller of Pecos. N.M., Jessica Miller of Clovis, N.M., Matthew Vigil of Pecos, N.M., Vivian Miller of Lubbock, TX. Aleigha Miller, of Clovis, N.M. and his 3 great-children, Kymberly Miller of Pecos. N.M., Braiden C. Simonini of Clovis, N.M., Bailey L. Miller of Lubbock, TX. and various other family members and friends.

Please join the family on Thursday, February 23, 2017 at the Yaksich-Long Funeral Home Chapel at 9:30 A.M. Internment immediately following at the Fairmont Cemetery in Raton New Mexico.

Arrangements and celebration of love for Robert G. Miller are under the direction of the Yaksich-Long Funeral Home of Raton.

In Loving Memory of Bernard M. Hurtado

Bernard M. Hurtado, of Raton, New Mexico passed away on February 9th, 2017.

 

Bernard was born on April 5th, 2000 in Raton to Beverly Sadler in Raton, New Mexico. Bernard was a student of Maxwell High School.

 

Bernard is preceded in death by Grandfather Frank Hurtado of Raton, New Mexico on December 12th, 2010 and Bernice M. Hurtado of Raton, NM on December 21, 2016.

 

Bernard is survived by his mother Beverly Sadler of Denver, Colorado. Brother, Frank Hurtado of Raton, New Mexico, Sister Leilani Hurtado of Denver, Colorado. Grandmother Bobbie Jo Hurtado. Great Nephew of Andrea Hurtado, Belinda Valles, First Cousin, Christine Loredo, Second Cousins, Lucien Loredo and Victoria Loredo, Third Cousins Genevieve Loredo, Layla Loredo, Lorali “Max” Loredo, and numerous family members of Denver, Colorado.

 

Recitation of the Most Holy Rosary will be on Thursday, February, 23, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Patrick’s/St. Joseph’s Catholic Church with Deacon Tom Alderette officiating. Solemn Mass of the Resurrection will be on Thursday, February 23, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Patrick’s/St. Joseph’s Catholic Church with Father Bill Woytavich Officiating.

 
Arrangements for Bernard Hurtado are under the direction of the Alderette-Pomeroy Funeral Home.

REGULAR MEETING Colfax County Board of Commissioners

REGULAR MEETING
FEBRUARY 28, 2017
AGENDA

PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Colfax County Board of Commissioners will meet in Regular Session on Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at 9:00 A.M., in the Commission Chambers, 3rd floor at the Colfax County Building, 230 North 3rd St., 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. Salute to the New Mexico Flag
4. Approve Agenda
5. Approve Regular Meeting Minutes for February 14, 2017
6. Recognize Visitors
7. Public Comment
8. Discuss/Approve – Indigent Care Claims
9. Discuss/Action – Taos Pines Payments
10. Discuss/Action – Claim of Exemption #1, Happy Blacksten
11. Discuss/Action – Resolution #2017-08, NMAC Healthcare Policy Committee
12. Discuss/Action – Resolution #2017-09, 2017 Solid Waste Fees
13. Discuss/Action – District 8-NMFA Application
14. Discuss/Action – Statement of Receipts and Expenses for Year Ending December 31, 2016
15. Commissioners’ Docket
16. Manager’s Docket
17. Adjourn

Done this 21st day of February, 2017