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In Loving Memory of Claude C. “Pal” Austin

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Claude C. “Pal” Austin, age 85, died on Friday, September 22, 2017, in Clayton, New Mexico.

Rosary will be recited at 1:30 P.M. on Saturday, October 14, 2017 by Deacon P. Louis Montoya and Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 2:00 P.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.

austinClaude C. “Pal” Austin was born on April 28, 1932 in Amarillo, Texas to Claude Franklin Austin and Helen Frances (Bissett) Austin. He attended school at Price College, Amarillo College, West Texas State University and the University of New Mexcio. He married Jane (Maulsby) Austin on July 22, 1961 in Clayton, New Mexico. In addition to his parents, Pal was preceded in death by a granddaughter; Adrienne Trujillo on Nov. 3, 2013, by a sister; Jean McCorkle and by 5 brothers; Bill Austin, Charles Austin, Walter Austin, George Austin and Bob Austin.

SURVIVORS:

WIFE: Jane Austin of Clayton, New Mexico.

2 DAUGHTERS: Alicia Trujillo and her husband Albert of Clayton, New Mexico and Claudia Montoya and her husband Alex of Dalhart, Texas.

1 SON: Robert Austin and his wife Beth of Amarillo, Texas.

9 GRANDCHILDREN: Aric Trujillo, Ashley Trujillo, Santos Trujillo, Clay Montoya, Alexa McGehee, Lauren Montoya, Bobby Austin, Jesse Austin and Matt Austin.

2 GREAT-GRANDCHILDREN Kevin Montoya & Remy MontoyaIn

In Loving Memory of John Anthony Tokar

John Anthony Tokar passed away on September 20, 2017 ,doing what he enjoyed so much, working at his ranch.

John was born on February 8, 1939 in Aguilar, Colorado to Ann and John Tokar.

He attended elementary school at the Aspen Grove School House, then Aguilar High School

After graduation he served his country for two years in the Army stationed in Germany. After being honorably discharged  in 1959 and returning to Colorado, John  began working in the  Climax Mining Company in Leadville, Colorado, where he worked for seven years and left as the Mine Production Superintendent. John then moved to Trinidad, Colorado where he worked for CF&I, Wyoming Fuel and Basin Resources until he retired in 1997 after a 37 year career in the underground mining industry.

Tokar picOn June 29, 1963 John was united in marriage to Wanda (Jane) Pachorek and they had two sons. In 1973 they moved from Trinidad to the Weston area and began running cattle and building their ranch. John enjoyed hunting, fishing, prospecting in the mountains, ranching, watching the local high school sports teams and spending time with family and friends.

He was preceded In death by his parents Ann and John Tokar,  inlaws, Tony and Mabel Pachorek,  and brother-in-law John Fodor.

John is survived by his wife of 54 years, Wanda Jane Tokar; sons Ron Tokar and Don (Marie) Tokar; siblings Joe (Karen) Tokar and Mage Fodor; along with numerous nieces and nephews

As his request, cremation with no services.

Persons wishing to do so may make contributions of their choice, in memory of John.

Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

In Loving Memory of Frances Marie Dochterman

Frances Marie Dochterman, of Denver, Colorado passed away on September 1, 2017.

She was the oldest of four children born to Frank and Mildred Valencich on February 3, 1929 in Trinidad, Colorado. As a teenager,she worked as a telephone operator for Ma Bell in Trinidad. When she relocated to Denver she was employed at Fashion Bar as a salesperson and model. Additionally, she worked for Ringsby Credit Union as a loan officer. She was extremely hard working , meticulous ,and generous to her friends and family.

Frances was preceded in death by her devoted husband, James E. Dochterman, and her three siblings, Marian Johnson, Edward Valencich, and Starrle Kelly.

She is survived by her daughter Vicki Bracco-Graham (Mark); her son, Mark Bracco; step-daughter Vicki Rienks; grandchildren Terri Sumpter (Jim), Thadd Graham (Vicki),Bracco Graham (Angie); step grandchildren Ray Reinks, and Shauna Reinks (Sangman) Yoon. Great grandchildren include Ashlynn, Harley, Wyatt, Kasha, Kaya, Victoria, Bracco Jr. and Nos Graham; Michelle and Ray Reinks Jr. and Sunnah Soojin Yoon.

Cremation with services.  Date and time to be announced later by the Comi Funeral Home.

Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

CITY OF RATON REGULAR COMMISSION MEETING

 AGENDA
CITY OF RATON REGULAR COMMISSION MEETING
RATON CITY HALL, 224 SAVAGE AVE
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2017 AT 6PM
A regular meeting of the City Commission of the City of Raton will be held on September 26, 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.

IV. 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, October 10, 2017 at 6pm

V. Comments from the General Public

VI. Committee Reports From Commissioners:

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

VII. 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 September 12, 2017 Regular Commission Meeting Minutes.

B. Public Hearing: Ordinance No. 996- Solid Waste Ordinance, replacing and repealing all existing ordinances pertaining to solid waste.

C. Event Report: Gate City Music Festival, Raton MainStreet.

D. Deliberate and Act on Resolution 2017-45: August Financial Report.

E. Deliberate and Act on Resolution 2017-46: Approval of the FY2017 Fixed Capital Asset Inventory.

F. Deliberate and Act on Resolution 2017-47: Support of TIGER IX Discretionary Grant Application.

G. Deliberate and Act on Resolution 2017-48: Reimplementation of the Water Supplement Gross Receipts Tax and Bonds.

H. City Manager’s Report

VIII. 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 Thursday, September 21, 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 tmascarenas@cityofraton.com if you have any questions or concerns.

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Tricia Mascarenas, City Clerk

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tigers Experience Texas Shut Out At Hands of Pampa Harvesters

By Marty Mayfield

KRTN Multi-Media

Raton football traveled to the unfamiliar territory of the Texas Panhandle Friday night, September 22 to tangle with the Pampa Harvesters in Dalhart where there is no mercy rule or running clock to lessen the blow of a 69-0 blowout.

It took Pampa two plays to strike the first blow with a 3-yard TD rush by Keshaun Stewart with only 30 seconds off the clock. The play was setup up by a kickoff return to the Raton 35 followed by a facemask penalty to place the ball on the 20-yardline.  Raton followed with a three and out with Pampa doing the same on their next series.

The laundry on the field became almost constant with each play, as Raton would make 10 yards only to lose most of it on procedure penalties. Pampa’s next scoring drive ended with a 2-yard pass play for six followed by a takeaway by Tucker Bridwell on the kickoff return and scrambling 35 yards for another Harvester TD.

Pampa took the ball into the second quarter with so many yellow flags on both teams and incomplete passes that it’s a wonder they scored on an 11-yard pass from Brandon Steward to Kaleb Caldwell for six, the PAT was good and it was a 28-0 game at 11:53 in the second quarter.

Pampa then scores on a 21-yard pass to Derrius Williams. Joey Hill intercepts a Dustin Segura pass and takes it to the 13-yard line. Pampa moves it down the field and a pass interference call puts the ball on the Raton 2-yardline where Kaleb Caldwell once again punches it through for six. Raton ends the half with a knee.

Second half action begins with Raton kicking off and Pampa taking five plays to go the 41 yards for another six on a pass play from Steward to Michael Villareal for six. The PAT makes it a 48-0 game.

Brenden Baker picks off a Segura pass and takes the ball to the 2-yardline where Braxton Floyd takes it in for six more. The next Pampa score comes on a 14-yard pass play to Villareal. Pampa ends the next Raton series with a pass interception by Bryan Rodriguez then three plays later Raton’s Tristen Gallegos puts a stop to the Harvester drive with a midair grab, but a chop block penalty returns the ball to the Raton 9-yardline. A face mask penalty then gets the ball out of the red zone where another personal foul gets Raton down the field farther than they had been all game. However, the drive ends on downs.

Six plays later Pampa is once again in the end zone on a 6-yard run by Keshawn Stewart with 3:01 left on the 4th quarter clock. It was now a 69-0 game. A fumble recovery by Brenden Baker ended the final Raton series after two plays. Pampa then took a couple of knees to end the game.

Raton will now travel to Albuquerque to take on Albuquerque Academy for a Saturday afternoon game on September 30, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. The game will be broadcast on FM 93.9 and streamed on Network1Sports.com

Tristen Gallegos(20) is in hot pursuit of Brandon Steward(2) as he goes wide for the pass.

Tristen Gallegos(20) is in hot pursuit of Brandon Steward(2) as he goes wide for the pass.

 

Evan Boyd takes to the turf to attempt the catch from Brandon Steward as Ismael Tafoya closes in, one of the few missed passes by the Harvesters.

Evan Boyd takes to the turf to attempt the catch from Brandon Steward as Ismael Tafoya closes in, one of the few missed passes by the Harvesters.

 

Gabe Martinez(21) is greeted by a host of Pampa Harvesters as he tries to move up field in Dalhart.

Gabe Martinez(21) is greeted by a host of Pampa Harvesters as he tries to move up field in Dalhart.

 

Little Dante Romero, grossly outsized doesn't give up easy getting a hand on the Braxton Floyd in the end zone as the Harvesters put another six on the board.

Dante Romero,  doesn’t give up easy, getting a hand on the ball, but Braxton Floyd comes down wit it in the end zone as the Harvesters put another six on the board.

 

Nathaniel Tarbox tries to keep a handle on the ball as Santos Ramon gets a hand up inside to try to dislodge the pass from Aden Vanderwater and move the Tigers down the field.

Nathaniel Tarbox tries to keep a handle on the ball as Santos Ramon gets a hand up inside to try to dislodge the pass from Aden Vanderwater and move the Tigers down the field.

 

Unfortunately the scoreboard doesn't show the heart the Raton Tigers played with Friday night only the lopsided score.

Unfortunately the scoreboard doesn’t show the heart the Raton Tigers played with Friday night, only the score.

Colfax County Sheriff’s Blotter Sept 1st – 15th, 2017

Game Commission to meet Sept. 28 in Red River

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New Mexico Department of Game and Fish
Public contact, Information Center: (888) 248-6866
Media contact: Dan Williams: (505) 476-8004
dan.williams@state.nm.us 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, SEPT. 20, 2017:

Game Commission to meet Sept. 28 in Red River

RED RIVER – The New Mexico Game Commission will meet Thursday, Sept. 28, in Red River to consider numerous matters, including a proposed rule to allow magnification devices on archery equipment used to hunt protected game species.

The meeting will begin at 9 a.m. at the Red River Community House, 116 E. Main St., in Red River.

Other agenda items include:

  • Discussion of potential rule changes to prohibit the use of aircraft for locating wildlife for hunting purposes.
  • A proposed rule amendment that would allow qualifying New Mexico resident veterans and first responders to receive donated licenses.
  • Discussion of proposed changes to the state’s fishing rules.

The full agenda, detailed agenda-item briefings and other information are available on the Department of Game and Fish website. Details of proposed rules and opportunities to comment about them also are available on the website, www.wildlife.state.nm.us.

The State Game Commission is composed of seven members who represent the state’s diverse interests in wildlife-associated recreation and conservation. Members are appointed by the governor and confirmed by the state Senate. Current members are Chairman Paul Kienzle, Vice-chairman Bill Montoya, Thomas “Dickie” Salopek, Robert Espinoza Sr., Ralph Ramos, Bob Ricklefs and Elizabeth Ryan.

If you are an individual with a disability who is in need of a reader, amplifier, qualified sign language interpreter, or any other form of auxiliary aid or service to attend or participate in the meeting, please contact Angelica Ruiz, (505) 476-8027. Public documents, including the agenda and minutes, can be provided in various accessible forms. Game Commission meetings are video recorded and can be seen at www.governor.state.nm.us.

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Governor declares Saturday, Sept. 23, National Hunting and Fishing Day in New Mexico

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New Mexico Department of Game and Fish
Public contact, Information Center: (888) 248-6866
Media contact: Dan Williams: (505) 476-8004
dan.williams@state.nm.us 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, SEPT. 20, 2017:

Governor declares Saturday, Sept. 23,
National Hunting and Fishing Day in New Mexico

SANTA FE – Each year hunters and anglers contribute more than $579 million dollars to the state’s economy, providing the funding necessary to manage New Mexico’s wildlife for the benefit of our citizens and future generations.

In honor of the sportsmen and women’s contributions to wildlife conservation, Governor Susana Martinez issued a proclamation, declaring Saturday, Sept. 23 National Hunting and Fishing Day (NHFD) in New Mexico.

Saturday, the department will celebrate NHFD with a day of free fishing in New Mexico. All anglers, residents and nonresidents, may fish free on public waters statewide. No one needs a license or stamp, although bag limits and all other fishing rules apply.

Whether you feel like testing the waters for the first time or you are an old hand at fishing, it’s the perfect time to get out and make a cast or two at lakes and streams across New Mexico.

If you’re looking for a fun family event, the Village of Pecos is having its first annual Fishing Expo from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Monastery Lake, just up the canyon from the village. The free event will feature food, prizes for kids and several exhibitors, including the Department of Game and Fish.

For more information about places to fish on Saturday, check out this week’s Fishing and Stocking Report, available on the department website, www.wildlife.state.nm.us.

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Governor's proclamation

In Loving Memory of Zora H. Wheeler

Zora H. Wheeler age 93, passed away on September 12, 2017 in Pueblo CO. She was born May 15, 1924 in Koehler N.M., the daughter of Luka and Antonya Starcevic.

 

Zora was preceded in death by her parents, brothers George and John and sisters, Mary Ann, Lucy and her husband Carl.

 

Zora is survived by numerous nieces and nephews.

 

wheelerRecitation Of The Most Holy Rosary will be Friday September 22, 2017 at 9 A.M. at St.Patricks/St.Josephs Catholic Church with Deacon Thomas Alderette followed by the Solemn Mass Of The Resurrection Friday September 22, 2017 9:30 A.M. with Father John C. Brasher as the Celebrant. Rite Of Committal and Inurnment will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery.

 

Funeral Arrangements for Zora H. Wheeler are under the direction of the Alderette-Pomeroy Funeral Home.

REGULAR MEETING Colfax County Board of Commissioners

REGULAR MEETING

SEPTEMBER 26, 2017

AGENDA

 

 

PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Colfax County Board of Commissioners will meet in Regular Session on Tuesday, September 26, 2017 at 9:00 A.M., in the Commission Chambers, 3rd Floor of 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 and Special Meeting Minutes for September 12, 2017
  6. Recognize Visitors
  7. Public Comment
  8. Discuss/Action – Employee of the Quarter
  9. Discuss/Action – Indigent Care Claims
  10. Discuss/Action – Resolution #2017-26, Donation of Vehicle to Village of Maxwell
  11. Discuss/Acton – Resolution #2017-27, Dissolution/Re-Establishment of Angel Fire Airport Advisory Committee
  12. Discuss/Action – RFB #2017-03, Boiler Replacement for Raton Senior Center
  13. Discuss/Action – NM Human Services Department Safety Net Care Pool Payment Program, 3rd Quarter of SFY 2017
  14. Discuss/ Action – RFP #104-2017, Solid Waste Disposal Services
  15. Discuss/Action – Department Head/Elected Official Quarterly Department Updates
  16. Reports – VMDC, Road, Sheriff, Loss Prevention
  17. Commissioners’ Docket
  18. Manager’s Docket
  19. Attorney’s Docket
  20. Adjourn

 

 

Done this 19th day of September, 2017