575-445-3652

Archive for: April 2017

In Loving Memory of Nash (Naserio) Valdez

Nash (Naserio) Valdez passed away peacefully in his sleep surrounded by his children at his daughter’s home in Tempe, Arizona on Friday, April 14, 2017 at the age of 83.

 

Nash is predeceased by his parents, Tom & Frances Valdez, his brothers, Juan Leonardo (J.L.) Valdez, Floyd Valdez, Manuel Valdez and his sister Stella Valdez. He also joins his grandchildren Theron Valdez and Jeannie Marie Gonzales-Sanchez.

 

valdez nashNash was born in Clayton, New Mexico in 1934. He graduated from Hoehne High School in 1953 and went on to become a well-known businessman in the Southern Colorado and Central New Mexico areas.  During his life he owned the Wagon Wheel Bar; Gray Creek Feed Store, and Valdez Trucking.  Through his business dealings he made numerous acquaintances and many great friendships.  You could go within a 500 mi radius of Trinidad and just about anyone you talked to knew of or had a story about Nash.

 

Nash is lovingly remembered by his family; his eldest brother Alfonso (Gloria) Valdez of Willard, NM; youngest brother Tom (Virginia) Valdez of Mountainair, NM; younger sisters Rose Montoya of Trinidad, CO; Toni Montoya of Albuquerque, NM; and Luisa (Ron) Barowski of St. Augustine, FL; and many loving nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

 

Nash is survived by his spouse Cindy Valdez of Willard, NM along with their three children; Dr. Angela (Edward) Redondo of Tempe, AZ; Anthony Martinez of Willard, NM; and Albert Martinez of Albuquerque, NM; along with 4 grandchildren.

 

He is also survived by his five children whom he shared with former spouse Evelyn (Raymond Lopez) Valdez; Ron (Terri) Valdez of Trinidad, CO; Sharon (Jim Rouse Jr.) Valdez of Denver, CO; Valorie (Tom Martinez) Velasquez of Trinidad, CO; Steve (Tammy) Valdez of Trinidad, CO; and Tim (Tonya) Valdez of Trinidad, CO; along with 22 grandchildren and 34 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great grandchildren.

 

His family and friends will always remember him as a hardworking, fun-loving man.

 

The memorial services will commence with a Rosary at Comi Chapel in Trinidad, CO at 9AM on  May 5th, 2017, followed by Memorial Mass at Holy Trinity Catholic Church at 10 AM

Inurnment will follow at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery.

Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

4/27/17 Trinidad Varsity at Raton Varsity

Game Stats – 4/27/17 Trinidad Varsity at Raton Varsity

Box Score


TRINIDAD VARSITY (5) AT RATON VARSITY (11)

TRINIDAD VARSITY     AB  R  H BI  RATON VARSITY        AB  R  H BI
JT Valasquez          3  2  0  0  Johnathan Cabriales   4  1  2  2  
Dylan Solano          4  1  2  0  Mateous Samora        4  0  0  0  
Vance Ferraro         3  1  3  2  Richie Gonzales       4  0  1  1  
Jeremiah Montoya      3  0  0  1  Austin Jones          1  1  0  0  
Dylan Armijo          4  0  1  0  Dillon Lemons         4  1  1  0  
Brett Santistevan     4  0  1  0  Trevor Portillos      1  2  0  0  
Calvin Duran          2  0  0  0  Jason Parker          2  2  0  0  
Abe Serna             4  0  2  0   Isaiah Samora        1  0  0  0  
Jesse Solano          1  0  0  0  Gabe Martinez         3  2  2  2  
 Patrick Sandoval     2  1  0  0  Damien Martinez       3  2  1  2  
TOTALS               30  5  9  3  TOTALS               27 11  7  7

TRINIDAD VARSITY              101 201 0 -- 5  
RATON VARSITY                 053 111 x -- 11 

LOB--TRINIDAD VARSITY 11, RATON VARSITY 9. ERR--Abe Serna,
Jesse Solano (3), Dylan Solano, Trevor Portillos, Dillon
Lemons, Richie Gonzales. 2B--Johnathan Cabriales. 3B--Vance
Ferraro, Dillon Lemons, Damien Martinez. HBP--Trevor
Portillos. SB--JT Valasquez, Jeremiah Montoya, Vance
Ferraro, Patrick Sandoval, Trevor Portillos.

 TRINIDAD VARSITY                IP    H    R   ER   BB   SO   HR
Vance Ferraro (L)              4.00    4    9    5    7    6    0
Dylan Armijo                   2.00    3    2    2    3    1    0
 RATON VARSITY              
Johnathan Cabriales (W)        5.00    8    4    2    5    5    0
Jaydon Romero                  1.00    1    1    1    1    1    0
Jason Parker                   1.00    0    0    0    1    2    0

PB--Jeremiah Montoya (2), William Holland (2), Brandon
Decker. WP--Vance Ferraro. BALK--Vance Ferraro. SO--Brett
Santistevan, Abe Serna, JT Valasquez, Jeremiah Montoya (2),
Patrick Sandoval, Jesse Solano, Dylan Armijo, Dillon Lemons
(2), Mateous Samora, Richie Gonzales, Austin Jones, Gabe
Martinez, Johnathan Cabriales. BB--JT Valasquez (2),
Jeremiah Montoya, Vance Ferraro, Patrick Sandoval, Calvin
Duran (2), Jason Parker, Trevor Portillos (2), Mateous
Samora, Damien Martinez, Austin Jones (3), Gabe Martinez,
Johnathan Cabriales.


Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E L
Trinidad Varsity 1 0 1 2 0 1 0 5 9 5 11
Raton Varsity 0 5 3 1 1 1 11 7 3 9

WP: Johnathan Cabriales, LP: Vance Ferraro, SP:

Game Stats – 4/27/17 Trinidad Varsity at Raton Varsity

Box Score


TRINIDAD VARSITY (1) AT RATON VARSITY (11)

TRINIDAD VARSITY     AB  R  H BI  RATON VARSITY        AB  R  H BI
Dylan Armijo          2  0  0  0  Johnathan Cabriales   3  2  2  2  
 Justin Sintas        1  0  0  0  Gabe Martinez         4  2  2  0  
JT Valasquez          3  0  0  0  Austin Jones          3  1  0  0  
Vance Ferraro         3  1  2  0   Jaydon Romero        1  0  0  0  
Colton Grable         3  0  0  0  Dillon Lemons         3  0  1  1  
Calvin Duran          2  0  0  0   Dante Romero         0  1  0  0  
Jeremiah Montoya      1  0  0  0  Brandon Decker        4  0  0  0  
Dylan Solano          2  0  0  0  Trevor Portillos      3  0  0  0  
Wyatt Weinning        2  0  0  0   Mateous Samora       0  0  0  0  
Patrick Sandoval      2  0  0  0  Jason Parker          3  0  0  0  
                                   Richie Gonzales      1  0  0  0  
                                  Dustin Segura         3  2  2  1  
                                  Damien Martinez       2  2  1  1  
                                   William Holland      1  0  0  1  
                                  *Isaiah Samora        0  1  0  0  
TOTALS               21  1  2  0  TOTALS               31 11  8  6

TRINIDAD VARSITY              100 000 -- 1  
RATON VARSITY                 252 002 -- 11 

LOB--TRINIDAD VARSITY 3, RATON VARSITY 8. ERR--Wyatt
Weinning (2), Jeremiah Montoya (3), Dylan Solano (2), Dylan
Armijo, Colton Grable (2), Dustin Segura (2). 2B--Dustin
Segura, Damien Martinez. 3B--Vance Ferraro, Johnathan
Cabriales. HBP--Jeremiah Montoya, Johnathan Cabriales.
SB--Gabe Martinez, Johnathan Cabriales.

 TRINIDAD VARSITY                IP    H    R   ER   BB   SO   HR
Dylan Solano                   5.00    8   10    7    2   10    0
Jesse Solano                   0.67    0    1    0    2    1    0
 RATON VARSITY              
Dillon Lemons                  6.00    2    1    0    0    7    0

PB--Wyatt Weinning (4). SO--Justin Sintas, Wyatt Weinning
(2), Patrick Sandoval, Dylan Solano, Calvin Duran, Colton
Grable, Jason Parker, Jaydon Romero, Dustin Segura, Trevor
Portillos (3), Dillon Lemons (2), Richie Gonzales, Austin
Jones, Brandon Decker. BB--Dante Romero, Dustin Segura,
Mateous Samora, Damien Martinez.


Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 R H E L
Trinidad Varsity 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 11 3
Raton Varsity 2 5 2 0 0 2 11 8 2 8

WP: -, LP: -, SP:

 

Colfax Soil & Water Conservation District Regular Meeting

The Colfax Soil & Water Conservation District will meet in regular session on Tuesday, May 2, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. in the Conference Room of the Raton Post Office, 245 Park Avenue, Raton, New Mexico. The meeting is open to the public and the following business will be conducted:

__________________________________________________________________________

 

AGENDA

May 2, 2017

10:00 am

 

  1. Call to Order & Roll Call
  2. Approval of Agenda
  3. Approval of April 4, 2017 Minutes
  4. Special Reports:
  5. General Correspondence
  6. Old Business
    1. Discuss – Priorities of future projects of Government Funds
  7. New Business
    1. Discuss/Action – Change in monthly board meeting for July 2017
    2. Discuss/Action – NM Acequia Association Membership – 2017
  8. Adjournment

 

A copy of the agenda may be obtained from the Colfax Soil & Water Conservation District office, Room 206 of the Raton Post Office, Raton, NM 87740.

 

____________/s/____________

Gerald K. Seward, Chair

Colfax Soil & Water Conservation District

 

Rain Ends Game After Inning and a Half

By Marty Mayfield

KRTN Multi-Media

It started to precipitate just as the game got underway Tuesday afternoon as Raton hosted Tucumcari for a Varsity and JV game at Jim Wade Field.

Despite the rain the Raton girls connected and rounded the bases with five runs holding Tucumcari scoreless for two innings before the rain called the game.

Camryn Mileta makes contact ands sends the ball sailing into left center field Tuesday afternoon before  the skies open up and cancel the rest of the game with Tucumcari

Camryn Mileta makes contact ands sends the ball sailing into left center field Tuesday afternoon before the skies open up and cancel the rest of the game with Tucumcari

 

First base sits alone in the rain and sleet Tuesday afternoon during a brief stoppage in play.

First base sits alone in the rain and sleet Tuesday afternoon during a brief stoppage in play.

 

As Crystal Ortiz tries to dry the ball for the last pitch before the game with Tucumcari was called Tuesday afternoon due to rain in the top of the second inning.

As Crystal Ortiz tries to dry the ball for the last pitch before the game with Tucumcari was called Tuesday afternoon due to rain in the top of the second inning.

New Mexico fishing and stocking report for April 25, 2017

New Mexico fishing and stocking report for April 25

Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page.
Fishing report banner

This fishing report, provided by Bill Dunn and the Department of Game and Fish, has been generated from the best information available from area officers and anglers. Conditions encountered after the report is compiled may differ, as stream, lake and weather conditions alter fish and angler activities.

Check out the stocking report through April 21. Lake levels and stream flows.

Raton Commissioners Consider Solid Waste Convenience Center Location

By Marty Mayfield

KRTN Multi-Media

 

Raton City Commissioners at the Tuesday, April 25th regular meeting,  spent about an hour listening to information and discussing the location of a solid waste convenience center for the City of Raton, before deciding on the location north of Grant Ave, just northwest of the City Shops, and just south of the Raton Fire and Emergency Services Training Center.

Commissioners heard from City Manager Scott Berry and Jason Phillips about the different possibilities of the location for a convenience center.

The current location of the Raton Transfer Station on Armstrong Lane lacks three-phase power, water and is located a distance from town.  The distance from town is one reason Berry feels there is so much illegal dumping inside the city limits. A location on Hereford Ave was also considered, but once again was felt to be inconvenient for city residents.

The location near the city shop would create better efficiency when it comes to working on equipment and is on city owned property and power and water utilities are located there as well. According to the state environment department, a radius of 250 feet separation is required for this type of center while this location offers over a 500-foot separation from adjacent residences. The location is in the center of town and hopefully this will help reduce the illegal dumping that takes place in town. As for concerns about the odors, the facility is completely enclosed and trash will be hauled out daily Monday thru Friday. The building will be approximately 120 ft by 120 ft with three bays for the Wilkins trailers plenty of room for expansion if the city grows. (Link to Solid Waste Information)

Commissioners gave their approval to move forward with the design phase with Berry noting that there will be places along the way for commissioners to change their mind and move the facility somewhere else if desired.  The urgency to move forward on the project quickly stems from the need to spend the grant money before the state comes in and takes it away.

Commissioners approved three recommendations from the Lodger’s Tax Advisory Board. One for $3,395 to create a mobile app featuring events and tours of downtown Raton.  The second in the amount of $12,500 to the Raton Rodeo Association.  Of that amount, $2,500 going to promotion and the remainder to help pay for the livestock contractor. Commissioners requested a complete accounting of monies and Association President Beaver Segotta promised survey results as to heads in beds for commissioners to approve the amount. Commissioners also approved $800 for the Raton Chamber to have their new director attend a tourism conference in Albuquerque.

Commissioners then approved MOUs with the Raton Little League and Adult Softball group. Commissioners did stipulate that the Adult Softball organization is required to obtain insurance in order to use the city facilities.

Commissioners approved the agreement for Vector Control Services with Colfax County in the amount of $3000. The city does request that bee keepers call and notify them of their bees location so mosquito spraying can be kept away.

They then approved the dispatch agreement with the Village of Cimarron .

The Commission heard from City Treasurer MichaelAnne Antonucci, that the city continues to see a 5.6% increase in gross receipts taxes. City crews are also operating below budget at about 4.5% currently. The budget adjustment moved money from the gas tax to a construction fund to purchase asphalt for street repairs and drainage on Price St. (Link to 3rd Qtr Financial Report FY2017)  (Link to Budget Adjustment #11007)

Commissioners approved the disposal of five surplus Raton Public Service vehicles. The vehicles will be sold at auction on an auction web site.

They approved the reappointment of Kathy Harris to the financial board.

During the City Manager’s report, Scott Berry reported on the airport projects for taxiway A and the lead abatement going on at the National Guard Armory (Doss Aviation), should be wrapped up soon.

The city will also get millings from the I-25 construction project that is now going on south of Raton. The reclamation program is moving forward on the landfill with the use of wood chips from the transfer station location.

The next city commission meeting has been moved to Wednesday May 10 at 6:00 p.m.  due to commissioners attending a EPA meeting on Tuesday. The meeting will be broadcast on KRTN AM-1490.

A Google Maps view of the proposed site for the solid waste convenience center (red square) located on city property in Raton.

A Google Maps view of the proposed site for the solid waste convenience center (red square) located on city property in Raton.

 

Laura Brewer received the You Rock Award for her work in the city from Commissioner Lindé Schuster.

Laura Brewer received the You Rock Award for her work in the city from Commissioner Lindé Schuster.

 

In Loving Memory of LaVera (Vickie) Davidson

LaVera (Vickie) Davidson, age 89 of Raton, New Mexico on April 24, 2017 with her children and her grandchildren by her side.

 
Vickie was born, July 28, 1927, in Lavant, Kansas to George Owens and Mary Zentz.

 

Vickie married Leonard (Bill) Davidson of Gunnersville, Alabama on October 12, 1947. Vickie and Bill moved to Raton in 1954, where Bill was a Greyhound bus driver.

 

Vickie was preceded in death by her husband of 48 years and one grandchild.

 

Vickie was a lifelong housewife raising their four children, Gerald (Jerry) Davidson of Raton, Robert Davidson of Trout Lake Washington, Linda King of Raton, and Karen Kinlund of Raton. Vickie is survived by all her children, five grandchildren, Colette, Daniel, Charles, Amy, Alan; and four great-grandchildren.
Vickie was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother, great-grandmother who loved to play video games with her grandchildren, do crossword puzzles, and loved to oil paint. Vickie touched the lives of all who knew her and was dynamite in a small package.
Per Vickie’s request there will be no memorial service held, the family will hold a private ceremony at a later date. The family has requested in lieu of flowers and food, donations be made in Vickie’s honor per her wishes.
Funeral arrangements for LaVera (Vickie) Davidson are under the direction of the Alderette-Pomeroy Funeral Home.

In Loving Memory of Gilbert Lopez Sr.

Gilbert Lopez Sr. with his family at his side passed away peacefully on April 21, 2017 from a prolonged illness.

 

Gilbert was preceded in death by his son Gilbert Lopez Jr., his parents Eutimio and Veneranda Lopez and Brothers Leo Lopez and Billy Lopez and Sister Erlinda Romero.

 
He is survived by his wife of 58 years Arcilia Lopez; his daughters Evelyn Baker, his son Kenneth Lopez and wife Sudathip, his daughter Janet Lopez, his daughter Carla Cook and husband Greg, and son Eddie Lopez and wife Michelle. Also, his grandchildren, Gilbert III, Carlos, David, Phillip, Timio, Jordan, Jamie, Amanda, Andrew, Senovia, Sophia, Daniel, Jazlyn, as well as numerous great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews. He is also survived by his siblings Joe Lopez, Tim Lopez, Ida Romero, Sally Gonzalez, and Johnny Lopez.

 
Gilbert was born in Tenaja, NM on December 30, 1933 and attended Raton Public Schools, graduating from Raton High School in 1953 and immediately served honorably in the U.S Navy until 1955. He then returned to the Raton area working at the TO Ranch until 1969 and then Kaiser Coal Mine until his retirement in 1996.

 
While working for Kaiser, Gilbert was a member of the United Mine Workers of America Local 7949. Gilbert was also a member of and attended First Baptist Church for 35 years. Gilbert dedicated his life to Jesus Christ in 1974 and from that point on followed in his footsteps. Gilbert was never ashamed of the Gospel of Jesus Christ and raised his children in the same manner.
“And if it seems evil unto you to serve the Lord, choose you this day whom ye will serve, but as for me and my house we will serve the Lord.” Joshua 24:15

Funeral services for Gilbert Lopez Sr. will be on Saturday, April 29, 2017 at 10:30 am at the First Baptist Church, in Raton, New Mexico, with Pastor Mark Crotinger, Officiating. Rite of Comital and internment will follow at Fairmont Cemetery.
Arrangements for Gilbert Lopez Sr. are under the direction on the Alderette-Pomeroy Funeral Home.

In Loving Memory of Delicia E. Martinez

Delicia E. Martinez, age 75, passed away unexpectedly at home on April 19, 2017.

She was born in Trinidad, Colorado on March 20, 1942, to Virginia (Santillanez) and Jake Eloy Aguilar.

Delicia Martinez PicShe attended Branson High School graduating in 1961.

On January 14, 1964,, Delicia married the love of her life Renaldo Martinez in Denver, Colorado.

She worked at Cobe Lab  for several years until her retirement.

Together with her husband, Delicia loved to go dancing, fishing and travel. They visited many places including Las Vegas, Wyoming and California.

She will be missed by many who were fortunate enough to have had her in their lives.

Preceding her in dear are parents Virginia and Jake Aguilar, brother Bob Aguilar, sister Vivian Jameson, and brother in law Charles Jameson.

Survivors are husband, Reynaldo Martinez, home address, brothers Jake (Jane) Aguilar, Trinidad, Teofilo (Marlene) Aguilar, Denver, Aaron Aguilar, Trinidad, sister Lupita (Nestor) Casados, Mora NM, sisters and brothers in law, Gloria Aguilar, Trinidad, Jose D. Martinez, Loyola (Toby) Lucero of Questa, NM, Theresa Romero, Alcalde, NM, Diana Sanchez, Taos, NM, Connie Cordova, Clarence Martinez , Ervin Martinez, of Valdez, NM, aunt Benita Guzman, Denver,  many friends including Vivian and Tony Montoya, Pueblo, Juana and Chacho Caraveo, Denver, numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be Tuesday from 11AM-12:30 at the Comi Chapel.

Funeral Services will be Tuesday, May 2, 2017 with Rosary at Noon at the Comi Chapel, followed by the Funeral Mass at 1PM at Holy Trinity Church.

Interment will follow at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery.

Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

In Loving Memory of Aaron N. Aguilar

Aaron N. Aguilar, age 63, passed away unexpectedly on April 21, 2017.  He was born in Trinidad, CO to Virginia Aguilar & Jake Aguilar on January 15, 1954.

 

aguilarAaron was kind and gentle person.  His greatest love was for his daughters, grandchildren and taking care of Nico and his special friend Becky.

 

Preceding him in death are parents Virginia & Jake Aguilar, brother Bob Aguilar, sisters Vivian Jameson, Delicia Martinez and brother-in-law Charles Jameson.

 

He leaves behind two daughters, Melissa Aguilar, Trinidad, and Alicia Aguilar, Pueblo, his grandchildren Brandon Aragon, Isiah Martinez, Darius Begano,  and Averi Martinez.  He is also survived by his brothers Jake (Jane)Aguilar, Trinidad, Teofilo (Marlene) Aguilar, Denver, sister, Lupita (Nestor) Casados), Mora, NM, Brother-in-law Ray Martinez, Denver, sister-in-law Gloria Aguilar, Trinidad, numerous nieces, nephews and special friend Larry Cometto, and Felicia Trujillo and host of many dear friends.

 

Funeral Mass will be celebrated Monday, May 1, 2017 at 10:00 am at Holy Trinity Church.

Inurnment with Rite of Committal will follow at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery.

Arrangements made under direction of Comi Funeral Home.