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In Loving Memory of Larry Bulls

Larry Bulls, age 74, died Friday, March 3, 2017 in Boise City, Oklahoma.

Memorial Services will be held at 2:00 PM Central Time on Tuesday, March 7, 2017 at the First Baptist Church in Boise City, Oklahoma with Trevor Bulls pastor officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Hass Funeral Directors of Clayton, New Mexico.

bulls larryLarry Bulls was born on June 29, 1942 in Boise City, Oklahoma to William Franklin Bulls and Nola Fern (Coats) Bulls. A lifelong resident of the Boise City area, Larry attended school in Boise City and graduated from Boise City Highs School in 1960. Larry worked in construction and worked for the Cimarron Lumber yard and farmed for many years and he also worked for the Town of Boise City for many years and retired in February of 2015. Larry accepted Christ into his life on April 29, 1956 and was a member of the First Baptist Church in Boise City. He loved all of his grandchildren and enjoyed spending time with them, especially in the outdoors teaching them how to fish. In addition to his parents, Larry was preceded in death by 6 grandchildren.

 

SURVIVORS:

WIFE: Linda Bulls of Boise City, Oklahoma.

3 SONS: Curtis Bulls and his wife Arlevia and Trevor Bulls and his wife Melissa all of Boise City, Oklahoma and Chad Bulls and his wife Julie of Dumas, Texas.

6 GRANDCHILDREN: Ethan Bulls, Cady Bulls, Miah Bulls, Emileigh Bulls, Colby Bulls and Cooper Bulls.

1 SISTER: Opal Mock and her husband Keith and their daughter Cindy Mock all of Eureka Springs, Arkansas.

MEMORIALS: The family asks that memorials be made in Larry’s memory to the First Baptist Church, PO Box 40, Boise City, OK 73933 or to the Cimarron Memorial Hospital Nursing Staff, 100 S. Ellis, Boise City, OK 73933.

SERVICES
Memorial ServiceTuesday, March 07, 2017
2:00 PM

First Baptist Church, Boise City
102 N. Cimarron
Boise City, OK 73933

In Loving Memory of Joseph Trujillo

Joseph Trujillo, age 50, died Thursday, March 2, 2017 in Lubbock, Texas.
Rosary will be recited at 1:00 PM on Thursday, March 9, 2017 by Deacon P. Louis Montoya and Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 2:00 PM following the Rosary at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Clayton, New Mexico with Fr. Joel Bugas as Celebrant. Burial will follow in the Clayton Memorial Cemetery by Hass Funeral Directors of Clayton, New Mexico.
trujillo josephJoseph Trujillo was born on April 5, 1966 in Clayton, New Mexico to Steven Trujillo and Tommie Trujillo. He was loving and generous, he loved to fish and loved to be creative, he was always making creative things. Joseph loved his family, he loved all of his grandchildren, god-children, nieces and nephews and he loved spending time with all of them. He worked for the Town of Clayton and for the New Mexico State University Livestock Research Center. Joseph was preceded in death by his father; Steven Trujillo, a brother; Robert “Tuggie” Trujillo, a nephew Ron Trujillo, a niece; Adrienne Trujillo, a step-daughter; Tina Craine, his grandparents and uncles.
SURVIVORS:

WIFE: Cynthia Montoya of Clayton, New Mexico.

HIS MOTHER: Tommie Trujillo of Clayton, New Mexico.

1 SON: Christopher Lopez of Atlanta, Georgia.

4 BROTHERS: Ronald Trujillo and his wife Teresa of Eagle, Colorado, Greg Trujillo and his wife Victoria of Boise City, Oklahoma and Steve Trujillo Jr. And Albert Trujillo and his wife Alicia all of Clayton, New Mexico.

4 SISTERS: Kathy Trujillo and Stella Trujillo both of Clayton, New Mexico, Patricia Trujillo of Satanta, Kansas and Vickie Trujillo of Wichita, Kansas.

3 STEP-CHILDREN: Nicholas Craine and Pete Craine and his wife Sylvia all of Clayton, New Mexico and Eric Craine and his wife Angela of Clovis, New Mexico.

And many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

SERVICES
Prayer ServiceThursday, March 09, 2017
1:00 PM

St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church
115 N. 1st Street
Clayton, NM 88415
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Funeral ServiceThursday, March 09, 2017
2:00 PM

St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church
115 N. 1st Street
Clayton, NM 88415

In Loving Memory of Janie Novella (Radcliff) Mock

Janie Novella (Radcliff) Mock, age 71, died Wednesday, March 1, 2017 in Amarillo, Texas.

Memorial Services were held at 11:00 AM on Monday, March 6, 2017 at the Church of Christ in Clayton, New Mexico with John Prater officiating. A second memorial service and burial will be held at a later date in Elida, New Mexico. Arrangements are under the direction of Hass Funeral Directors of Clayton, New Mexico.

mock jJanie Novella (Radcliff) Mock was born on December 4, 1945 in Elida, New Mexico to Teddy Leon Radcliff and Delma (Blakley) Radcliff. She attended school and graduated from Elida High School in 1963. She was very active in 4H, FHA and the student council and was the Worthy Advisor of the Elida Rainbow Assembly. Janie attended Eastern New Mexico University in Portales. Janie loved horses, especially barrel racing and pole bending and she ran for Roosevelt County Fair Queen. Janie was co-owner and operator of the Six M concrete plant for many years. After she retired from the concrete business, Janie worked as a teachers aid and also took care of numerous local children in her home. Janie was very talented at embroidery and ceramic painting. Janie loved her kids and all of her grandkids she loved to read and was a great cook and she loved to be outside gardening. In addition to her parents, Janie was preceded in death by a son; Dwight Edwin “Ike” Mock on March 25, 2015 and by a brother; Teddie Gene Radcliff in 1980.

SURVIVORS:

1 DAUGHTER: Kimberly Montoya and Salvador Cruz of Clayton, New Mexico.

2 SONS: Rustin Radcliff Mock and his wife Jennifer of Clayton, New Mexico and Clinton Leon Mock and his wife Crystal of LaSalle, Colorado.

DAUGHTER-IN-LAW: Micah Mock of Clayton, New Mexico.

12 Grandchildren, 1 Great-Grandchild.

1 SISTER: Beverly Creighton and her husband Donald of Elida, New Mexico.

1 BROTHER: Jeff Graves of Portales, New Mexico.

1 SISTER-IN-LAW: Mary Radcliff of Deming, New Mexico.

SERVICES
Memorial ServiceMonday, March 06, 2017
11:00 AM

Clayton Church of Christ
303 Oak Street
Clayton, NM 88415

In Loving Memory of Tina Craine

Tina Craine age 46, died Tuesday, February 28, 2017 in Rio Rancho, New Mexico.

Rosary was recited at 9:00 AM on Saturday, March 4, 2017 and Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at 10:00 AM following the Rosary at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Clayton, New Mexico with Fr. Joel Bugas as Celebrant. Burial followed in the Clayton Memorial Cemetery by Hass Funeral Directors of Clayton, New Mexico.

craineTina (Marquez) Craine was born on October 1, 1970 in Amarillo, Texas to Pedro “Pete” Marquez and Rosalie (Martinez) Marquez. Tina married Nicholas Craine on August 17, 2002 in Clayton, New Mexico. She lived most of her life in Clayton and loved life and loved making people smile.

SURVIVORS:

HUSBAND: Nicholas Craine of Clayton, New Mexico.

2 DAUGHTERS: Christina Sisneros and her husband David and Latasha Vigil and her husband Darwin all of Clayton, New Mexico.

1 SON: Joseph Vigil of Clayton, New Mexico.

2 GRANDCHILDREN: Elija Sisneros and Natalie Vigil both of Clayton, New Mexico.

HER FATHER: Pedro “Pete” Marquez and his wife Debbie of Clayton, New Mexico.

2 SISTERS: Donna Marquez and Margaret Marquez both of Clayton, New Mexico.

3 BROTHERS: Ray Marquez of Guymon, Oklahoma, Joseph Marquez of Liberal, Kansas and Pete Marquez of Clayton, New Mexico.

MOTHER-IN-LAW: Cynthia Trujillo of Clayton, New Mexico.

FATHER-IN-LAW: Sam Craine of Clayton, New Mexico.

SERVICES
Prayer ServiceSaturday, March 04, 2017
9:00 AM

St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church
115 N. 1st Street
Clayton, NM 88415

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Funeral ServiceSaturday, March 04, 2017
10:00 AM

St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church
115 N. 1st Street
Clayton, NM 88415

In Loving Memory of Graciela (Andrew) Moncada

Graciela (Andrew) Moncada age 70, died Tuesday, February 28, 2017 in Clayton, New Mexico.

Rosary was recited at 7:00 PM on Thursday, March 2, 2017 and Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at 10:00 AM on Friday, March 3, 2017 at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Clayton, New Mexico with Fr. Joel Bugas as Celebrant. Burial followed in the Clayton Memorial Cemetery by Hass Funeral Directors of Clayton.

moncadaGraciela (Andrew) Moncada was born on January 7, 1947 in Juan Mata Ortiz Chihuahua, Mexico to Pedro Andrew and Mercedes (Alvarado) Andrew. She married Socorro Moncada on August 30, 1962 in NVO, Casas Grandes, Chihuahua, Mexico. She always loved all of her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents, Graciela was preceded in death by 2 sisters and 4 brothers.

SURVIVORS:

HUSBAND: Socorro Moncada of Texline, Texas.

3 DAUGHTERS: Olga Moncada of Texline, Texas, Maria Cruz of Chihuahua, Mexico and Mercedes Moncada of Colorado Springs, Colorado.

6 SONS: Javier Moncada and his wife Carman Diaz of Valley Center, California, Marco Antonio Moncada and his wife Lourdes Zubia and Sergio Moncada all of Chihuahua, Mexico, Noe Moncada of Clayton, New Mexico, Gerardo Moncada of Texline, Texas and Rene Moncada and his wife Dora Guerrero of Dalhart, Texas.

22 Grandchildren

9 Great-Grandchildren

2 SISTERS: Maria DeLaLuz and Maria Cruz both of Chihuahua, Mexico.

3 BROTHERS: Jose Andrew and David Andrew both of Chihuahua, Mexico and Hector Mario Andrew of Anthony, Texas.

SERVICES
Prayer ServiceThursday, March 02, 2017
7:00 PM

St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church
115 N. 1st Street
Clayton, NM 88415
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Funeral ServiceFriday, March 03, 2017
10:00 AM

St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church
115 N. 1st Street
Clayton, NM 88415

REGULAR MEETING Colfax County Board of Commissioners

REGULAR MEETING

MARCH 14, 2017

AGENDA

 

PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Colfax County Board of Commissioners will meet in Regular Session on Tuesday, March 14, 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. Salute to the New Mexico Flag
  4. Approve Agenda
  5. Approve Regular Meeting Minutes for February 28, 2017
  6. Recognize Visitors
  7. Public Comment
  8. Discuss/Action – Approve Expenditures
  9. Discuss/Action – District 8-NMFA Application
  10. Discuss/Action – Joint Powers Agreement, Law Enforcement Protection Funds 2017/2018
  11. Discuss/Action – RFB #2016-05, Automatic Gate and Installation – Change Order #1
  12. Commissioners’ Docket
  13. Manager’s Docket
  14. Attorney’s Docket
  15. Adjourn

 

Done this 7th day of March, 2017

Regular Meeting Voter Registration Purge Board

Regular Meeting

Voter Registration Purge Board

March 7, 2017

10:00 A.M.

 

PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Colfax County Voter Registration Board will meet in Regular Session on Tuesday, March 7, 2017 at 10:00 a.m., in the County Clerk’s Office, at the Colfax County Building, 230 North 3rd Street, Raton, NM for the following:

 

  1. Call to Order
  2. Approve Agenda
  3. Discussion/Action – Approve Removal of Inactive Voters on the Purge Report
  4. Adjourn

 

The Public Notice was posted in the Office of the Colfax County Clerk, the Raton Post Office, County Website and KRTN.

 

 

___________________________________

Colfax County Clerk

 

Signed, dated and sealed this 2nd day of March, 2017.

 

Raton Police Blotter MARCH 2017

RATON POLICE BLOTTER

March 22, 2017

 

ARRESTS

Abraham Roybal: (31)                    Two Arrest Warrants for battery against a

household member and criminal damage to

property /Magistrate Bench warrant for failure to

comply with probation conditions and failure to do community service

 

Felina Espino: (31)              DOC Arrest Order for drugs (admitted)

 

Paul LeDoux: (56)                           Battery against a household member

Criminal damage to property

Interference of communication

 

INCIDENTS

Three incidents of criminal damage to property

Four incidents of larceny

Four incidents of burglary (vehicle)

Two incidents burglary (residential)

Aggravated assault

Fraud

Aggravated battery against a household member

Battery against a household member

 

 

NON-TRAFFIC CITATIONS

Corene Childers                               dog at large /vicious animal/no city dog tags

Cynthia Lopez, Roman Ortega, Ronald Pacheco, Teresita Flores all cited for battery

 

 

TRAFFIC CITATIONS

Julie Ridenour                                             expired registration

Charles Buttram                                          expired registration /no proof of insurance

Cassie Phillips                                              expired registration

Julia Rael                                                      no proof of insurance

Todd Molitoris                                             expired registration

 

 

RATON POLICE BLOTTER

March 21, 2017

 

ARRESTS

Kenneth Adams: (31)                                  Municipal Bench Warrant for failure

to obey to appear

 

Harvey E. Valdez: (24)                                Municipal Bench Warrant for

failure to appear

 

INCIDENTS

Larceny

Aggravated burglary

Burglary (vehicle)

 

NON-TRAFFIC CITATIONS

Samantha Chavez                                     no city dog tags

Pete Eggebrect                                             no city dog tags

 

 

TRAFFIC CITATIONS

Bernardo Gutierrez                                    driver to be licensed

 

Ernest Romero                                            seatbelt violation

 

Tekoah Espinoza                                          display of registration

 

Kenneth Adams                                           revoked driver’s license

 

Angelita Espinoza                                    driver to be licensed /no proof of insurance

 

Robert Dosher                                             driver to be licensed

 

Thomas Anaya                                             no proof of insurance /display of   registration

 

Tamara Gonzales                                         invalid suspended license

 

Shaishavkumor Bhatt                                speeding

 

Daimeon Lanier                                          speeding

 

Teri Marquez                                                invalid suspended license

 

Mark Beard                                                   no proof of insurance

 

 

RATON POLICE BLOTTER

March 20, 2017

 

ARRESTS 

Joshua J. Romero: (38)                             Magistrate Arrest Warrant for battery

and assault on household member

 

Adam Rivera: (29)                                       burglary of vehicle/tampering with evidence

receiving stolen property

 

Cassandra Martinez: (31)               8th Judicial Bench Warrant for probation

conditions on charge of aggravated

assault of household member

 

Thomas Marquez: (28)                              driving while license revoked

 

Joseph Romero: (40)                                  8th Judicial Bench Warrant for

failure to appear

 

INCIDENTS

Battery

 

 

NON-TRAFFIC CITATIONS

None

 

 

TRAFFIC CITATIONS

William Briesh                                           suspended license/no proof of insurance

display of registration (expired)

 

Thomas Marquez                                        driving while license revoked

Display of registration (expired)

 

Bobby Salazar                                               speeding and child restraint

 

Nicolas Spencer                                            stop sign violation

 

Rosemarie Gaona                                        speeding

 

Lucille Derrera                                            speeding

 

Richard Valdez                                             speeding and no proof of insurance

 

Taran Roper                                      speeding

 

Denise Monroe                                            driving while license suspended

 

Alex Grine                                                     maintaining lane while passing

Passing in a no passing zone

 

Marlene Moore                                            speeding

 

 

RATON POLICE BLOTTER

March 17, 2017

 

 

ARRESTS 

Briana L. Vasquez: (19)    Magistrate Arrest Warrant for possession of drug paraphernalia/ Magistrate Arrest Warrant for fraud (2 counts)

 

INCIDENTS

None

 

NON-TRAFFIC CITATIONS

Briana L. Vasquez:          possession of controlled substance and drug paraphernalia

 

TRAFFIC CITATIONS

Joseph Dilisio     equipment violation (license plate light out) & registration violation

Felicia Herrera               failure to signal & driver to be licensed

Julio  Elenes Sanchez                 speeding

Jordan Trujillo                              speeding

Jaziah Salazar                           speeding and no proof of insurance

 

 

RATON POLICE BLOTTER

March 16, 2017

 

 

ARRESTS

Michael Salazar: (30)                         Magistrate Bench Warrant for failure to pay fines

 

INCIDENTS

None

 

NON-TRAFFIC CITATIONS

Michael Salazar:                                          possession of controlled substance

possession of drug paraphernalia

 

TRAFFIC CITATIONS

 

Alexandra Platero                                       failure to yield

no proof of insurance

 

Alejandro Esparza                                       expired registration

driver to be licensed

no proof of insurance

 

Sammy Martinez                                         no proof of insurance

 

 

RATON POLICE BLOTTER

March 15, 2017

 

ARRESTS 

Estevan Trujillo: (55)              DOC Arrest Order for testing positive for drugs admitted

 

INCIDENTS

None

 

NON-TRAFFIC CITATIONS

Donovin S. Martinez:           possession of controlled substance and drug paraphernalia

 

 

TRAFFIC CITATIONS

Victor Romero                                             speeding

Caleb Sandoval                                            no proof of insurance / expired registration

Stephanie Tapia                                           expired registration

 

 

 

RATON POLICE BLOTTER

March 14, 2017

 

ARRESTS

Robert L. Trujillo: (24)                              Municipal Bench Warrant for failure to appear

 

INCIDENTS

None

 

 

NON-TRAFFIC CITATIONS

Jeffry D. Rivera                                            possession of marijuana

 

 

TRAFFIC CITATIONS

Mark Armstrong                                         no proof of insurance

Anthony Perez Jr.                                   seatbelt violation/driver to be licensed

Jeffry Rivera                                     driver to be licensed

Laura Palmer                                  expired registration/Insurance provided was expired

 

RATON POLICE BLOTTER

March 13, 2017

 

ARRESTS

Levi Martinez (35)                 Two Municipal Bench Warrant for failure to appear

 

Monique Trujillo (25)              Arrest Warrant for possession of controlled Substance

 

Richard Dears: (46)               DOC Arrest Order for tested positive for Methamphetamines

 

John J. Padilla: (43)               DOC Arrest Order for supervision level/drugs

 

Jamie Gallegos-Hamilton: (30)               criminal trespass

 

Merissa Mares: (23)                                    Municipal Bench Warrant failure to appear

 

John Saenz: (31)                                          Magistrate Bench Warrant failure to appear

 

David Martinez: (35)      possession of controlled substance and drug Paraphernalia/Municipal Bench Warrant for Failure to appear

 

Stephen J. Draper: (58)                              Municipal Bench Warrant for failure to appear

 

INCIDENTS

None

 

NON-TRAFFIC CITATIONS

None

 

TRAFFIC CITATIONS

Teri Marquez:                                              invalid suspended license

No proof of insurance

Suspended registration (expired)

Cesar Holguin-Rodriguez              no proof of insurance

Monique Cordova                                        no proof of insurance

Henry Pacheco                                             no proof of insurance

Nathan Medina                                            stop sign violation

Paul Palladini                                               invalid revoked license

Juan Ortiz                                                     invalid driver’s license no proof of insurance

Display of registration (expired)

Raquel Sandoval                                          no proof of insurance /display of registration

Savanna Chavez                                           no proof of insurance /display of registration

Kevin Kear                                                    invalid suspended license

 

 

 

RATON POLICE BLOTTER

March 10, 2017

 

ARRESTS

Levi Martinez (35)                                       Magistrate bench warrant for failure to appear

Monique Trujillo (25)                                shoplifting

 

INCIDENTS

None

 

NON-TRAFFIC CITATIONS

None

 

TRAFFIC CITATIONS

Joseph Acevedo                                            no insurance

Patrick Gallegos                                           registration violation & driver to be licensed

Jeralie Mastrantoni                                    driving while license suspended/revoked

Jeffry Rivera                                     driver to be licensed

Ezekiel Sena                                     speeding 45/35

Jacob Van Sweden                           speeding 48/30 & driver to be licensed

 

 

RATON POLICE BLOTTER

March 9, 2017

 

ARRESTS

 

INCIDENTS

 

NON-TRAFFIC CITATIONS

Matt Duran                   no city dog tags

 

TRAFFIC CITATIONS

Ashley Ortega                    speeding

Naomi Silvas                      speeding

 

 

RATON POLICE BLOTTER

March 8, 2017

 

ARRESTS

Johnny Vigil: (32)                                       APPO Arrest Order /tested positive for drugs

 

Stephen Lanier: (41)                                   Magistrate Fugitive Warrant out of Colorado

Violated terms of release of bail

 

James Reid: (35)                                          Magistrate Bench Warrant for failure to pay Fines

 

Michael Sandoval: (26)                              Magistrate Bench Warrant for failure to appear

 

 

INCIDENTS

 

NON-TRAFFIC CITATIONS

 

TRAFFIC CITATIONS

Erin Horner:                                                stop sign violation /no proof of insurance

 

 

RATON POLICE BLOTTER

March 7, 2017

 

ARRESTS

Michael P. Vigil: (21)           APPO Arrest Order for state laws/arrest

 

INCIDENTS

 

NON-TRAFFIC CITATIONS

 

 

TRAFFIC CITATIONS

Zebadiah Van Swedan            driver to be licensed

James Holling                 display of registration (expired)

 

 

RATON POLICE BLOTTER

March 6, 2017

 

ARRESTS

Jazimond Trujillo: (25)                              DWI (2nd offense)

 

Jason M. Martinez: (39)              Springer Magistrate Bench Warrant For failure to appear

 

Fidel Chavez: (66)                                       Possession of controlled substance

Possession of drug paraphernalia

Magistrate Bench Warrant for failure to appear

 

INCIDENTS

 

NON-TRAFFIC CITATIONS

 

TRAFFIC CITATIONS

Jazimond Trujillo              stop sign violation/driving while license suspended/no proof of insurance/ renewal of registration

Brian Moravetz                                            driver to be licensed

Sara Valdez                                                   expired registration

Bobby Sisneros                                            speeding

Timmy Towndrow                                      speeding

Rita Guerra                                                   seatbelt violation

David Phaneuf                                             seatbelt violation

Adam Raymond                                           suspended Colorado license

Iesha Romero:                                             driver to be licensed

child restraint

no proof of insurance

expired registration

 

RATON POLICE BLOTTER

March 3, 2017

 

ARRESTS

Theresa Marquez: (60)                               DWI (2nd offense)

Christian A. Ortega: (29)                           DWI (2nd offense)

 

INCIDENTS

 

NON-TRAFFIC CITATIONS

 

TRAFFIC CITATIONS

Christian Ortega                                          open container

Laura Robinson                                           expired Colorado Temp tags and no proof of insurance

Matthew Alderette                                      speeding

Diane Vanderwater                                     invalid/expired license

 

 

RATON POLICE BLOTTER

March 2, 2017

 

ARRESTS

 

INCIDENTS

Battery

 

NON-TRAFFIC CITATIONS

Grayson King                                              Battery

Kathleen M. Hanson                                   Battery

 

TRAFFIC CITATIONS

Miquela Tapia                                              no proof of insurance

Bryanna Vargas                                           expired registration and no proof of insurance

 

 

 

RATON POLICE BLOTTER

March 1, 2017

 

ARRESTS

Roman Ortega: (28)                                    Magistrate Bench Warrant for failure to appear

 

Duane Tyler Reed: (35)                              Springer Magistrate Bench Warrant

conditions of release previously imposed

should be revoked or reviewed

 

Michael W. Vigil: (27)                                 Magistrate Arrest Warrant for aggravated

stalking and violation of a protection order

 

 

INCIDENTS

Battery

 

 

NON-TRAFFIC CITATIONS

Tayler Sandoval             Battery

 

 

TRAFFIC CITATIONS

Old Pass Road Access Is Questioned

Subject: The unauthorized erecting of a gate and signing as private property the Old Raton Pass Road to stop or restrict access to city property.

I wish to make it clear that I have no interest in this matter other than concern that city property that I have used for over a decade now has been gated and signed as private property by unauthorized individuals. I do not own property close to the area, personally I know of no one who does other than the ones who placed the gate and signs there.

As a result on March 1, 2017, I was cited by the Colfax County Sheriff’s Office for being in violation of 30-15-01-1009 and as stated on the violation notice for damage to (sic) “no trespassing” signs he said were illegally posted.

The signs allegedly damaged are signs placed on City of Raton Property, specifically on the Old Raton Pass Road. Property owner(s), who own property beyond the gate and the signs, have constructed, erected and shut a gate and signed the area behind the gate as PRIVATE PROPERTY. The signs further state that trespassing is prohibited. The road in question is the property of the City of Raton and has been open to the public for many years. The gate was constructed and placed on the road in the fall of 2016.

I attended a Raton City Commission meeting on November 8, 2016 and spoke to them on the issue when the subject was addressed at that meeting. Several other people were present at that same meeting to address the commission on the same issue. Later I visited privately, two separate times, with Raton City Manager Scott Berry on this same matter. I have also communicated on this matter with City Commissioner Ron Chavez. This dealt with a gate and signs that had been placed across the road limiting access to the Old Raton Pass Road beyond the gate.

I specifically asked both the city commission at the meeting and City Manager Scott Berry, on two separate private meetings with him, if the city had erected the gate or signed the property? The answer in all cases was no. I then specifically asked if the city had authorized anyone to place a gate and sign the property as private? Again was answer no. From both the city commission and City Manager Scott Berry, the city had neither erected the gate, nor signed it, nor had the city authorized anyone to do so.

I then requested that the city instruct who ever had or has had the gate erected and signed the property beyond as private property to remove both the gate and signs. I further asked that if for some reason, the people who had placed the gate and signs refused that the city do this themselves. Neither the city commission nor City Manager Barry did anything about it.  City Manager Scott Berry informed me that an opinion had not been received from some legal entity they were dealing with. The gate and signs remain and I now have been cited by the Colfax County Sheriffs Office to magistrate court for allegedly damaging the private property/no trespassing signs placed there.

It is my hope that the City of Raton and the community in general act to stop this effort by whom ever has erected the gate and signed city property as private. This is an effort to stop the citizens from lawfully accessing property, the Old Raton Pass Road, that in all reality belongs to them. If something is not done the citizens of Raton and general public will lose access to a historical road that belongs to them. The gate and signs are clearly meant to keep citizens away from city property that otherwise has been open to them.

This same issue, the gating of the road and signing, has previously been an issue in Raton and before the city commission. The City Commission has addressed this very issue in the past. Now we have a new owner, or owners, beyond the city limits and on either side of the road that has been gated and signed. The issue has started all over again.

The city has an obligation to its citizens to remove the gate and instruct who ever gated and signed to cease and desist in this effort to prohibit their lawful use of the area.

Preciliano J. Martin
936 South. 5th Street
Raton, NM 87740

In Loving Memory of Julia A. Romero

Julia A. Romero age 98 passed away on February 26, 2017 in Raton.

 

Julia was born July 31, 1918 in Las Vegas N.M. the daughter of Antonio and Margarita Sanchez.

 

Julia was a very devout member of St. Patrick’s/St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Raton, NM as well as VFW Auxiliary in Raton.

 

Julia is preceded in death by her parents Antonio Sanchez and Margarita Trujillo. Sisters; Bersabe Sanchez, Carlota Sanchez, Maria Sanchez and Guadalupe Sanchez. Brothers; Jose Sanchez and Gabriel Sanchez.

 
Surviving Julia is her son John Romero of the family home. Grandchildren; Debra Sandoval and husband Gabriel, Mark Romero and wife Robin, Sheri Romero, Tina Loncar and husband Patrick, Kimberly Sandoval and husband Ross, Kathy Romero and husband Jaime, Gaby Romero, Arthur Romero and wife Luann. 8 Grandchildren and 10 Greatgrandchildren and 13 Great Grandchildren.

 
Visitation for Julia will be at the Alderette-Pomeroy Funeral Chapel on Wednesday March 1, 2017 from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

 
Recitation of the Most Holy Rosary will be Thursday, March 2, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Patrick’s/St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, with Deacon Thomas Alderette officiating. Followed by the Solomon Mass of the Resurrection at 10:30 a.m. at St. Patrick’s/St. Joseph’s Catholic Church with Father Bill Woytavich as the Celebrant. Rite of Committal and Internment will take place at Mount Calvary Cemetery immediately following the services.

 
Arrangements for Julia A. Romero are under the direction of the Alderette-Pomeroy Funeral Home.