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REGULAR MEETING Colfax County Board of Commissioners

REGULAR MEETING
JULY 31, 2017
AMENDED AGENDA
PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Colfax County Board of Commissioners will meet in Regular Session on Tuesday, July 31, 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 and Budget Meeting Minutes for July 11, 2017.
6. Recognize Visitors
7. Public Comment
8. Discuss/Action – Employee of the Quarter
9. Discuss/Action – Indigent Care Claims
10. Discuss/Action – Taos Pines Payments
11. Discuss/Acton – Resolution #2017-19, Change of French Tract FD Boundaries
12. Discuss/Action – Resolution #2017-20, Budget Adjustment – Various Funds
13. Discuss/Action – Resolution #2017-21, Department of Finance, Final Quarterly Report for FY 2016-2017
14. Discuss/Action – Resolution #2017-22, FY 2017-2018 Final Budget Adoption
15. Discuss/Action – RFP #103-2017, Award Airport Engineering Services
16. Discuss/Action – RFB #2017-02, Road Projects
17. Discuss/Action – Memorandum of Understanding between Colfax County and Raton Public Schools Career Pathways Program Support
18. Discuss/Action– Proclamation in Support of Senate Bill 1105 and House of Representatives Bill 2713, Regarding Lifetime Healthcare and Pensions to Coal Miners.
19. Service Update from Citizens for the Developmentally Disabled, Bobby LeDoux
20. Discuss/Action – NM Corrections Department, Intergovernmental Agreement
21. Reports – VMDC, Road, Sheriff, Loss Prevention
22. Commissioners’ Docket
23. Manager’s Docket
24. Attorney’s Docket
25. Adjourn

Done this 24th day of July, 2017

In Loving Memory of Joe D. Finley

Joe D. Finley, 77, of Raton, New Mexico, departed unexpectedly on Saturday, July 22, 2017. Joe was born on July 17, 1940, in Chadron, Nebraska. After graduating from high school in 1958 he married Sharon Eschenbrenner and to this union had two children. He started working as a deck hand on drilling rigs which would eventually lead to a successful lifetime career in the business that took him to most of the western United States. In 1973, he started his own drilling business and in 1975 moved to Raton, New Mexico, and contracted with Kaiser Steel out on the Vermejo Ranch. In 1985, he married Neda (Sawaya) Grant. 

In 2005, after 47 years in the drilling business he retired to spend more time with family and friends. Joe truly had a passion for all animals, especially his beloved dogs and horses. He enjoyed woodworking and his gardening. 

finleyThough Joe did not attend church on a regular basis he was a deeply religious man who loved God, Family and his Country. Joe had a large and caring heart, touching the lives of everyone he met. He was known for his kindness and generosity, always willing to lend a helping hand to anyone in need. He will be greatly missed by all. 

Joe was proceeded in death by his parents Bill Finley and Helen Toliver. He is survived by his wife of 32 years, Neda Finley, Daughter Debbie (Alan) Soester, Son Brian (Tina) Finley, Grandchildren, Joseph, Aubrey, Chance, Haley, Mazie, Austin, and three great grandchildren. Step sons Zane (Jeanette) Grant, Zachary (Jamie) Grant and their children. Brothers Bill (Kay) Finley, Tom (Mary) Finley, Dean Finley, John (Kerry) Carle, and numerous nieces and nephews.Visitation will be Wednesday July 26th from 5pm to 7pm at the Yaksich-Long Funeral Home. Funeral Services will be held on Thursday July 27th at 10:30am at the First Baptist Church in Raton with Pastor Mark Crotinger officiating, followed by a luncheon. 

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

NOTICE POTENTIAL QUORUM

NOTICE
POTENTIAL QUORUM
PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Colfax County Commissioners will be discussing a site inspection of 116 South 3rd St, Raton, NM, immediately following the Regular Commission Meeting on Monday, July 31, 2017.

Done this 24th day of July 2017.

Notice Budget Workshop (Colfax County Board of Commissioners)

Notice
Budget Workshop
PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Colfax County Board of Commissioners will hold a Budget Workshop on July 31, 2017 at 8:30 a.m., located in the Commission Chambers at the Colfax County Building, 230 North Third Street, 3rd Floor, Raton, NM to discuss the Budget for 2017 – 2018.

Done this 24th day of July, 2017.

The Quebe Sisters (Shuler Theater)

Shuler Restoration, Inc. presents the triple-threat fiddle champions, The Quebe Sisters, at the Shuler Theater Friday and Saturday, July 28th and 29th, 7 pm. General Admission Tickets available at www.shulertheater.com, at the Shuler Box Office and by calling 575-445-4746.
Adults $20 / Senior Citizens $15 / Students $10

quebe sistersWhen the Quebe Sisters from Texas take a stage and start playing and singing in multi-part close harmony, audiences are usually transfixed, then blown away.

It’s partly because the trio’s vocal and instrumental performances are authentic all-Americana…Country, Western, Western Swing.

The Quebes’ evolution from the whiz-kid Western swing fiddlers they were back then to the smokin’-hot young adult Americana band they are today is a remarkable story, by any measure.

Along with headlining their own shows to ever-growing audiences, they’ve shared stages with American music legends like Willie Nelson, George Strait, Merle Haggard, Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder, Ray Price, Connie Smith, Marty Stuart, Larry Gatlin and the Gatlin Brothers, Ray Benson and Asleep at the Wheel, Riders in the Sky 

Run to Raton Car Show Brings in Cars and Bikes From Near and Far

By Marty Mayfield

KRTN Multi-Media –

They came from near and far to show off their classic old cars for the first ever Run To Raton July 21 thru the 23rd on Raton’s historic First Street.

48 cars registered for the event with several more that simply showed up and wanted to show off the car they had restored or have taken great care of over the years. Cars from Arizona, Colorado and New Mexico came to the show with William Cunico coming from Gilbert Arizona to take the long distance award.

It wouldn’t be a car show without the girls, as 17 ladies got into the spirit and decked out in 1950’s era dresses  to compete in the Miss Run to Raton Pinup Contest. Jenny Bacca Mills was chosen as Ms Run to Raton to win the pinup contest.

Along with the cars came 200 custom built motorcycles with many coming to see the creations of JP Rodman. Rodman raffled off a custom built trike that he and Jim Harper created. Frank Carrasco from Raton showed off his custom built bicycle and garnered the trophy for best bicycle with his entry.

Neal Cawley, president of the Sinner’s Car Club, noted they are already planning for next year’s event as they were very pleased with the turnout and reception by Raton residents and businesses.

2017 Run to Raton Car Show Winners

People’s Choice Award – Denver Feldman

Motorcycle Peoples Choice Award – Danny Vukonich

Sinner’s Pick Award/Arizona –  Gilbert Aragon

Sinner’s Pick Award/ New Mexico –  Ted Aragon

Longest Distance Driven –   William Cunico, Gilbert Arizona

Best Bicycle – Frank Carrasco

Run to Raton Pinup Results

Ms Run to Raton Jenny Bacca Mills

First runner up – Jen Bayless Kuiper

Second runner up – TieAnna Angeli

Hometown Honey –  Elena Flores

Bad Girl – July Hunnicutt

 

This trike, built by JP Rodman, was raffled off during the Run To Raton car show on Saturday. JP is becoming well known for his creations in the bike world.

This trike, built by JP Rodman, was raffled off during the Run To Raton car show on Saturday. JP is becoming well known for his creations in the bike world.

 

The crowds came and went during the day at the Run to Raton Car Show held on First Street Saturday at least until the skies opened up and sent many for cover.

The crowds came and went during the day at the Run to Raton Car Show held on First Street Saturday at least until the skies opened up and sent many for cover.

 

Thats not on the car window! This meal was found in the trunk of an old chevy during the Run to Raton Car Show held on First Street.

Thats not on the car window! This meal was found in the trunk of an old chevy during the Run to Raton Car Show held on First Street.

 

When was the last time you saw this kind of whitewall on a tire? These old cars found their way to the Run to Raton car show from Colorado.

When was the last time you saw this kind of whitewall on a tire? These old Chevrolet cars found their way to the Run to Raton car show from Colorado.

 

The sparkle on Chevrolet was found Saturday Morning at the Run for Raton car show

The sparkle on Chevrolet was found Saturday Morning at the Run for Raton car show

 

DJ Teddy Romero got the kids into the car show with a tug of war on the lawn of the Multi-Model Center on First Street.

DJ Teddy Romero got the kids into the car show with a tug of war on the lawn of the Multi-Model Center on First Street.

 

The group Secondhand, led by Abe Elliot with Matt Alcorn on guitar and Wesley Mayfield on percussion performed to a small crowd after the rains came and sent many spectators looking for cover.

The group Secondhand, led by Abe Elliot with Matt Alcorn on guitar and Wesley Mayfield on percussion performed to a small crowd after the rains came and sent many spectators looking for cover.

 

Saturday evening found tents and bikes in downtown Raton. Bikers used the empty lot across from JP Rodman's shop for camping while their bikes were parked by the shop.

Saturday evening found tents and bikes in downtown Raton. Bikers used the empty lot across from JP Rodman’s shop for camping while their bikes were parked by the shop.

 

Bikes lined the street in front of JP Rodman's shop Saturday evening while riders congregated inside for the Run to Raton car show and see some of Rodman's creations including the trike that was to be raffled off.

Bikes lined the street in front of JP Rodman’s shop Saturday evening while riders congregated inside for the Run to Raton car show and see some of Rodman’s creations including the trike that was to be raffled off.

Jenny Baca Miller was chosen a Ms Run To Raton PinUp Saturday afternoon at the Run to Raton Car Show Photo by Laurie Bunker

Jenny Bacca Mills was chosen a Ms Run To Raton Pinup Saturday afternoon at the Run to Raton Car Show.   Photo by Laurie Bunker She also entered her 1965 red Mustang in the car show!

 

William Cunico took the longest distance award driving in from Gilbert Arizona to show his car.

William Cunico took the longest distance award driving in from Gilbert Arizona to show his car.

 

Sinner's Car Club awarded Gilbert Aragon the Sinner's Pick award, Aragon hales from Arizona as well

Sinner’s Car Club awarded Gilbert Aragon the Sinner’s Pick award, Aragon hales from Arizona as well

 

Ted Aragon was awarded the Sinner's pick as well for his car haling from New Mexico

Ted Aragon was awarded the Sinner’s pick as well for his car haling from New Mexico

 

Frank Carrasco was awarded the trophy for best bicycle of the Run to Raton Car Show

Frank Carrasco was awarded the trophy for best bicycle of the Run to Raton Car Show

 

Denver Feldman (left) took the People's Choice award for his big 4-wheel drive pickup while Danny Vukonich to the People's Choice Award for Motorcycle which just happens to be sitting in the back of Feldman's pickup.

Denver Feldman (left) took the People’s Choice award for his big 4-wheel drive pickup while Danny Vukonich (right) took the People’s Choice Award for Motorcycle. His 3-Wheeler which just happens to be sitting in the back of Feldman’s pickup.

In Loving Memory of Gloria Almarez

Gloria Almarez, age 89, passed away at Sangre de Cristo Hospice on July 19, 2017, after a short illness.

almarez gShe was born in Ft. Lupton, CO on January 1, 1928 to Jesusita (Sanchez) and Guadalupe Bueno.

On November 12, 1948, she was united in marriage to Mike A. Almarez in Ft. Lupton.

She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother who loved to cook and care for her family.

Preceding her in death are parents Jesusita and Guadalupe Bueno, husband Mike Almarez, daughters Jennie Garcia , Augustine Almarez and son Rudy Villerreal.

Survivors are her children,  Alice (Jerry) Mitton, Longmont, CO, Tony (Sharon) Almarez, Evans, CO, Anita (Jim) Duran, Pueblo, CO, Tommy (Marilyn) Almarez, Trinidad, CO, Pat (Ernestine) Almarez, Trinidad, CO,  Louise Almarez, Lamar, CO, Angela Almarez ( Ralph Ponce), Pueblo, CO, 4 sisters, 2 brothers, 24 grandchildren, 23 great grandchildren, 3 great great grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, relatives and friends.

Visitation will be Monday from 3PM-6PM at the Comi Chapel.

Rosary will be Monday, July 24, 2017 at 7PM at the Holy Trinity Church.

Funeral Mass will be Tuesday, July 25, 2017 at 10AM at Holy Trinity Church.

Interment will follow at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery.

Active pallbearers are Rich Ponce, Richie Ponce, Gary Duran Jr., Gary Duran Sr., Ronnie Martinez and Frank Leone.

Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

In Loving Memory of Ramiro Esquivel-Ortiz, Sr.

Ramiro Esquivel-Ortiz, Sr., age 81, died Tuesday, July 18, 2017 in Borger, Texas.

Rosary will be recited at 9:00 A.M. on Saturday, July 22, 2017 by Deacon P. Louis Montoya and Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 A.M. 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.

ramiro esquivelRamiro Esquivel-Ortiz, Sr. was born on May 17, 1936 in Rancha La Alameda Mpio De Muzquiz, Coahuila, Mexico to Tomas Esquivel and Aurora (Ortiz) Esquivel. He loved his job working as a cowboy and later as the night watchman at Union County Feedlot for over 20 years. He enjoyed spending time with his friends and he enjoyed hunting, fishing and being outdoors. Ramiro loved his children and all of his grandchildren. He always enjoyed making people laugh. Ramiro was preceded in death by his parents and by 5 siblings; Baltazar Esquivel, Jesus Esquivel, Florinda Esquivel Antonia Esquivel and Florinda Esquivel that died as a young girl.

SURVIVORS:

1 DAUGHTER: Ana Laura Cruz and her husband James of Fritch, Texas.

1 SON: Ramiro Esquivel, Jr. and his wife Jennifer of Borger, Texas.

8 GRANDCHILDREN: Jasmine Cruz, Hannah Cruz, Hunter Cruz, Nautia Cruz, Nathan Cruz, Noah Cruz, Jazmine Esquivel and Paris Esquivel.

5 BROTHERS: Tomas Esquivel of Muzquiz, Coahuila, Mexico, Gonzalo Esquivel of Leander, Texas, Gaspar Esquivel of Austin, Texas and Oscar Esquivel and Roberto Esquivel both of Clayton, New Mexico.

5 SISTERS: Esperanza Maynes and Aurora Solis both of Clayton, New Mexico, Cristina Santos of Kyle, Texas, Argelia Herrera of Austin, Texas and Estela Esquivel of Monterrey, Mexico.

And numerous nieces, nephews and cousins

In Loving Memory of Francis Patrick “Rick” Harvey, Jr.

Francis Patrick “Rick” Harvey, Jr., age 63, died Monday, July 17, 2017, at his home in Mt. Dora, New Mexico.

There will be a Life Celebration at the Ranch, 233 Kimble Rd, Grenville, NM 88424, on July 29, 2017 at 6:00 PM Central Standard Time. Cremation was by Hass Funeral Directors of Clayton, New Mexico.

Harvey Francis PatrickFrancis Patrick “Rick” Harvey Jr. was born in Borger, Texas to Francis Patrick “Pat” Harvey Sr. and Alice VanDerVoort Harvey on February 23, 1954. He graduated Borger High School in 1972 and continued his education by receiving a Bachelor’s Degree in Agricultural Science from Texas Tech University in 1976. Rick’s heart’s desire was to be a cowboy and he did it well. He loved being a part of the Poole Family for almost 20 years. His destiny was fulfilled when he moved to Mt. Dora, where he spent the last years of his life doing what he loved. Riding good horses, looking after the cattle, the land, and having his family and friends visiting on the porch while enjoying the vast views were the things he most enjoyed. Home was where his heart was and that was where he met his Savior on July 17, 2017. Rick was proceeded in death by his parents, Pat and Alice Harvey.

SURVIVORS:

He is survived by his wife, Robin, son, Sean and his wife Sandy and their three daughters, of Brock, Texas, daughter, Raechel Harvey Walton and her husband Cody of Clyde, Texas and their two daughters, a son, and another daughter to be born in September. He is also survived by Jaclyn Bell and her son, and Casey and Matt Wills and their son and daughter, all of Joshua, Texas. He is also survived by sister, Laura and her husband Max Evans of Kingwood, Texas, a brother, Jay Harvey and his wife Jeanene Smith of Austin, Texas, and sister, Elise and her husband Ronnie Myers of Dallas, Texas. He is also survived by many cousins, nieces and nephews.

MEMORIALS: In Lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorials be made in Rick’s Memory to the charity of your choice.

New Mexico fishing and stocking report for July 18, 2017

New Mexico fishing and stocking report for July 18

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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 July 14. Lake levels and stream flows.