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Santa Rosa Outlasts Raton for District Win

The Raton Tigers hosted the Santa Rosa Lions in a key District 5/3AAA football game on Friday, October 20th, and the Lions used their ground churning, single wing offense for one long drive, but it was the Lions defense that made the difference.  The Lion defenders recovered two Raton fumbles, one for a touchdown, and made two goal-line stands to keep the prolific Raton offense out of the endzone for most of the game, as the Tigers absorbed a 21 – 15 loss.

The Tigers defense started the game stopping the vaunted Santa Rosa single wing on a three and out, but then the Raton offense fumbled twice on their first series, losing the second one to give the Lions the ball on the Raton 35. The short field drive ended with a 1-yard TD plunge at 3:43 left in the first period.

Raton took over after the kickoff on their own 38 yard line and finished the first period and opened up the second period with a 10 play drive for a score as Dustin Segura found Nathaniel Tarbox with a 17 yard score on a bootleg pass.  With the Vanderwater PAT it was a tie game at seven with 10 minutes left in the half.

The Raton defense threw another three and out on the Santa Rosa offense and after a third and long completion to Tarbox, Raton fumbled and the Lion’s Darren Chavez ran it back for a TD with 6:39 left in the half.  The PAT made it 14-7. After a good Ismael Tafoya return, Raton started a drive, as the halftime neared but a 27-yard completion to Gabe Martinez was negated by an illegal man downfield, one of several drive killing penalties for the Tigers

Raton came out for the third period and put together a 15 play, clock consuming drive of their own. The drive consumed nearly half of the third period and included a 3rd and seven conversion to Tarbox, a Richie Acevedo 17 yard run, overcoming a personal foul and then, facing a 2nd and 17 on the Lion’s 25, two straight completions to Gabe Martinez gave the Tigers a first and goal on the 8 and a chance to tie the game.  Instead Santa Rosa held on a fourth and goal from the three, and then proceeded to turn it around for a 20 play, 97-yard clinching drive with the Lions Darren Chavez getting the final yard to make it 21 – 7.

Raton’s Defense again was up to the task and gave the offense the ball with 5:10 left.  A long completion from QB Dustin Segura to Tarbox put the Tigers with a first and goal at the five. However on a fourth and goal, a Segura attempt was batted down as the Lions D kept Raton out of the endzone again.

Raton did come on late with a scoring drive with under two minutes to go, as Richie Acevedo took the 6 yard Segura scoring pass on the final play of regulation and then Segura ran the two point conversion in for the final 21 -15 margin.

There were some tense moments in the 4th quarter, when Cole Medina was injured while making a tackle. Medina was carted off the field, but xrays were negative and the senior appeared to be sore, but ok.

Raton’s season mark is now 7 -2 and 2-1 in District and heads to Texico on October 27 for a regular season district finale.  Kickoff is 7 pm, and the game will be broadcast on KRTN FM 93.9 and streamed on Network1Sports.com

 

Nathaniel Tarbox takes it across the goal line for Raton's first score of the night against the Santa Rosa Lions.

Nathaniel Tarbox takes it across the goal line for Raton’s first score of the night against the Santa Rosa Lions.

 

Gabe Martinez became one of Dustin Segura's favorite receivers Friday night as he brings this one in under pressure from Genaro Zitz

Gabe Martinez became one of Dustin Segura’s favorite receivers Friday night as he brings this one in under pressure from Genaro Zitz.

 

Richie Acevedo struggled most of the night agains the Lion Defense but when he did break away he made long yardage.

Richie Acevedo was held in check for most of the night against the Lion Defense, but when he did break away he made long yardage.

 

As Coach Giacomo noted we were close but just couldn't get it over the line, here Dustin Segura is stopped just shy of the goal line by the Lion defense.

As Coach Giacomo noted we were close but just couldn’t get it over the line, here Dustin Segura is stopped just shy of the goal line by the Lion defense.

 

Nathaniel Tarbox catches another one as Jauquin Romo brings him down.

Nathaniel Tarbox catches another one as Jauquin Romo brings him down.

 

Almost an interception by Daniel Esquivel as the pass goes through Gabe Martinez hands in the second half of the district game with Santa Rosa Friday night in the Jungle

Almost an interception by Daniel Esquivel as the pass goes through Gabe Martinez hands in the second half of the district game with Santa Rosa Friday night in the Jungle.

 

Almost an interception by Daniel Esquivel as the pass goes through Gabe Martinez hands in the second half of the district game with Santa Rosa Friday night in the Jungle

Almost an interception by Daniel Esquivel as the pass goes through Gabe Martinez hands in the second half of the district game with Santa Rosa Friday night in the Jungle.

 

This catch by Nathaniel Tarbox gets Raton into the red zone but once again the Tigers will not make it in for the score.

This catch by Nathaniel Tarbox gets Raton into the red zone but once again the Tigers will not make it in for the score.

 

This pass is just broken up by Stephen Sanchez as its a tad overthrown to Aden Vanderwater

This pass is just broken up by Stephen Sanchez as its a tad overthrown to Aden Vanderwater.

 

This pass is just broken up by Stephen Sanchez as its a tad overthrown to Aden Vanderwater

This pass is just broken up by Stephen Sanchez as its a tad overthrown to Aden Vanderwater.

Raton City Commission Meeting Oct 24, 2017

AGENDA

CITY OF RATON REGULAR COMMISSION MEETING

RATON CITY HALL, 224 SAVAGE AVE

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2017 AT 6PM

 

A regular meeting of the City Commission of the City of Raton will be held on October 24, 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 –

 

  • Next Regular Commission Meeting Tuesday, November 14, 2017 at 6pm
  • Proclamation: RHS 2017 State Track Champions (also presented at the Oct. 20, 2017 RHS Football Game)
  • Proclamation: Breast Cancer Awareness Month

V.  Comments from the General Public

VI.  Committee Reports From Commissioners:

  1. Raton Water Works: (Mayor pro-tem Segotta, Commissioner Chavez)
  2. Raton Public Service: (Mayor Mantz, Commissioner Giacomo)
  3. Senior Center Board: (Commissioner Chavez)
  4. Planning & Zoning Commission: (Commissioner Schuster)
  5. Housing Authority: (Commissioner Schuster)
  6. ETZ Zoning Commission:  (Mayor pro-tem Segotta)
  7. North Central NM Economic Development District: (Mayor Mantz)
  8. Library Advisory Board:  (Commissioner Giacomo)
  9. ETZ Zoning Authority:  (Mayor Mantz)
  10. 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:

  1. Approval of the October 10, 2017 Regular Commission Meeting Minutes.
  2. Public Hearing: Ordinance No. 996- Solid Waste Ordinance, replacing and repealing all existing ordinances pertaining to solid waste.
  3. Deliberate and Act on Ordinance No. 996- Solid Waste Ordinance, replacing and repealing all existing ordinances pertaining to solid waste.
  4. Deliberate and Act on Resolution 2017-49: Annual Solid Waste Rates Schedule.
  5. Deliberate and Act on a Mutual Aid Agreement between Raton Fire and Emergency Services and the Maxwell Fire Department.
  6. Deliberate and Act on Resolution 2017-50: First Quarter Financial Report.
  7. Deliberate and Act on Resolution 2017-51: Budget Adjustment #3 FY18
  8. Deliberate and Act on Resolution 2017-52: Authorizing and Approving Submission of a Completed Application for Financial Assistance and Project Approval to the NM Finance Authority to Finance Police Department Vehicles.
  9. Deliberate and Act on FY19 Juvenile Justice Grant Application Submission.
  10. Deliberate and Act on MOU between the City of Raton and Colfax county Juvenile Justice Continuum Advisory Board. (CCJJCAB)
  11. Deliberate and Act on a Fixed Base Operator Agreement between the City of Raton and Express Aviation.
  12. Deliberate and Act on Resolution 2017-53: SP-4-17(958) FY17 Cooperative Agreement Extension.
  13. Deliberate and Act on City of Raton Membership with the North Central New Mexico Economic Development District.
  14. Deliberate and Act on Voting Members for the Northeast Regional Transportation Planning and Organizing Committee.
  15. Deliberate and Act on Grant Amendment to Agreement No. RTN-17-02 between NMDOT Aviation and the City of Raton for Construction of Taxiway A.
  16. Deliberate and Act on Grant Amendment to Agreement No. RTN-17-03 between NMDOT Aviation and the City of Raton for Construction of Taxiway D.
  17. Deliberate and Act on Introduction of an Ordinance Adopting a Supplemental Municipal Gross Receipts Tax; providing for an election; repealing Ordinances in conflict here with.
  18. City Manager’s Report
  19. Closed Executive Session Pursuant to NMSA 10-15-1H(7): Threatened or Pending Litigation
  •  Litigation – Landfill Lawsuit Mark van Buskirk and Lori van Buskirk vs. City of Case No. D-809-cv-2013-00245

    T.  Certification of Closed Session: 10-15-1J.

    U.  Deliberate and Act on Authorization for the City Manager to Attend a Mediation on behalf of the City for the Landfill Lawsuit Mark van Buskirk and Lori van Buskirk vs. City of Case No. D-809-cv-2013-00245

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, October 19, 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.

 

/s/

_________________________________

Tricia Mascarenas, City Clerk

 

Late-season archery elk licenses available online Oct. 25, 2017

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, OCT. 19, 2017:

Late-season archery elk licenses available Oct. 25

SANTA FE – There will be 275 first-come, first-served late-season bull elk archery hunting licenses on sale beginning Oct. 25 on the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish website.

The sale will begin at 10 a.m. and will be open only to New Mexico residents for the first 24 hours, after which any remaining licenses will be available to everyone. Only hunters who did not hold a 2017-2018 elk license are eligible. The bag limit for the late-season hunts is one bull elk with antlers having at least six points on one side.

Hunters are advised to obtain an online customer account or review their existing account, including user name and password, before the sale begins. The sale is online-only and hunts normally sell out seconds after becoming available.

Available licenses include: Game Management Unit 12, Nov. 18-22, 25 licenses; Unit 34, Dec. 16-20, 200 licenses; and Unit 37, Dec. 2-6, 50 licenses.

Special restrictions for elk harvested in Unit 34 can be found on page 83 of the current New Mexico Hunting Rules and Information booklet. To review the regulations or purchase a hunt, visit www.wildlife.state.nm.us.

To be eligible to buy a license, hunters must previously have purchased either a Game Hunting or Game Hunting and Fishing license. Those licenses, along with Habitat Improvement Stamps and Habitat Management Access Validations, also can be obtained through online accounts.

Hunters planning to purchase a license must have completed all mandatory 2016-2017 harvest reporting requirements or their purchase will be rejected in the post-sale audit. The license fee, but not the application fee will be refunded on rejected purchases.

The department makes late-season elk licenses available as biologists assess annual population and harvest information, regional herd management objectives and additional harvest needs.

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RHS’s Halle Medina chosen as a Wendy’s NM State Finalists

medinaM Recognizing student-athletes of exemplary character who have displayed excellence and integrity both on and off the field, Wendys  announced that Halle Medina, a senior at Raton High School, is a New Mexico State Finalist in the Wendy’s High School Heisman Award. Each state chooses the top 10 boys and 10 girls from the individual school winner applications. For these students, taking the easy way out or cutting corners isn’t an option and RHS and Wendy’s are proud to honor their dedication. The NM state finalists will now go on to compete for the title of State Winner, where one male and one female student from each state will be chosen.

The daughter of Stevie and Melissa Medina, we join in the congratulations to Halle Medina for being chosen as a NM State Finalist. Raton High School and our entire area is very proud of you!!

In Loving Memory of Cheryl “Darlene” (Wilkerson) Taft

taftCheryl “Darlene” (Wilkerson) Taft, age, 62, passed away on Wednesday, October 18, 2017, at Raton Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Raton, New Mexico. After her battle with a lengthy illness she peacefully went to meet her Lord and Savior with her loving family aby her side.
Darlene was taught early on the importance of good work ethic from daddy and mother.
Growing up in a household of 9 family members her Mother Neoma would have Darlene at a young age stand on a stool built by her brothers so that she could reach the sink to wash the supper dishes. Darlene recalled having to change the water at least 3 times. To earn money to provide for her teenage needs. Darlene did everything form shining her brothers shoes to following her brother Marvin around the streets with a gas can while he pushed her mower.
Darlene was very artistic and had the gift of writing poetry. She composed several very special poems about her daddy and the rest of their family. She was her daddy’s special, “Lady Bug.” Darlene was also an avid gardener and grew some of the prettiest flowers in Raton. She was very proud of her garden and loved to share it with anyone who wanted to come and visit. If you couldn’t find her in the garden you would find her baking the best coconut cream pie and chocolate cream torte. She had a way of translating her love into the food she made.
Darlene obtained her CAN and worked many years at Sunbridge, Casa Del Sol, and the offices of Doctor Tiku.
Most families would utilize WEBMD for home remedies, Darlene MD is what her family would use for their ailments. Her most famous prescription was iodone, Darlene believed iodone would cure just about anything.
Darlene’s influence expanded past the medial field, she was an insightful and enlightened a person to ask for advice. She had a special brand of blunt force honesty wh9ch reduce a person to the 7 stage of acceptance. This special conversation with Darlene would leave you with a renewed vigor of solving your problem.
Darlene is survived by her husband John Taft of 32 years, her daughter and husband Stephanie and Matt Santistevan of Pueblo West, CO. Her mother Neoma Wilkerson of Spearman Texas, her brothers and their wives: Roddy and Stephanie Woodson of Garland, TX, Roy and Melinda Woodson of Lewisville, TX, William and Mary Wilkerson of Flint, TX, Anthony and Linda Allegan, MI, her grandchildren Zeke (boohoo) and wife Alyssa Sanchez of Raton, NM, Jayden, Matthew (Bubba), and Lainey Santistevan of Pueblo West, CO, along with many nieces nephews, family and her dearest friends Loretta Sanchez and Frank Romero.
Darlene was preceded in death by her daddy Will Wilkerson as well as her grandparents and other family members.

A life Celebration for Cheryl “Darlene” (Wilkerson) Taft will be October 21st, 2017 in the chapel of the Alderette-Pomeroy Funeral Home.  Rite of committal and interment will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery.  Funeral  Arrangements for Cheryl “Darlene” (Wilkerson) Taft,  are under the direction of the Alderette-Pomeroy Funeral Home.  Flowers in memory of Darlene can be sent to the Funeral Home so Darlene may be surrounded by what she loved.

New Mexico fishing and stocking reports for Oct. 17, 2017

New Mexico fishing and stocking reports for Oct. 17

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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 latest stocking report.

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RHS 2017 Wendy’s High School Heisman Award Winners

Ms. Halle Medina and Mr. Dustin Segura of Raton High School were recently named School Winners for the prestigious Wendy’s High School Heisman Award which highlights exceptional high school seniors and their achievements in the classroom, on the field and in the community.

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Halle Medina is the daughter of Steve and Melissa Medina. She participates in Volleyball, Basketball and Softball. She is also the President of the RHS Student Senate and the RHS FCCLA Chapter, National Honor Society Vice President, and a member of the Youth Alive Chapter. She is also a representative on the NMAA Student Leadership Advisory Council. Halle gives back to her community by volunteering with Vacation Bible Schools, RHS Student Senate Tutoring, and Raton Little League.
Dustin Segura is the son of Darrell Segura and Amanda Segura. He participates in football, basketball, and baseball. He is also a member of the Future Christian Athletes and Yearbook. Dustin gives back to his community by volunteering at St. Patrick’s/St. Joseph’s Church and it’s many activities.
“We are honored to have two of our students recognized as some of New Mexico’s top student-athletes.” said Lynette Simpson, Counselor at Raton High School.
For 24 years, Wendy’s, in partnership with the Heisman Memorial Trophy, has recognized outstanding students and rewarded their commitment and achievements to academics, athletics, and community on a national level.

Eighth Judicial District Court Docket Report: October 4 – 13, 2017

Roxanne Valdez appeared for Arraignment on October 4, 2017. A not guilty plea was entered on all counts. Ms. Valdez was placed on an ROR (Release on Own Recognizance) bond with all standard conditions of release set.
Jacquelyn Sullivan-Aguilar appeared for Arraignment on October 4, 2017. A not guilty plea was entered on all counts. Ms. Sullivan-Aguilar was placed on an ROR (Release on Own Recognizance) bond with all standard conditions of release set. She was also ordered to take random UAs.
Vincent Warrick appeared for Arraignment on October 4, 2017. A not guilty plea was entered on all counts. Mr. Warrick was placed on an ROR (Release on Own Recognizance) bond with all standard conditions of release set. He was also ordered to report to HRDA for a drug/alcohol screen and will have to follow the recommendations of the screener.
A Bench Warrant in the amount of $5,000.00 cash only was issued for Patricia Mastrantoni for failure to appear on October 4, 2017.
Andrew Romero appeared for a Plea Conference on October 4, 2017. He pled guilty to Count 1: Issuing a Worthless Check ($25 or More), a felony, and Count 2: Issuing a Worthless Check ($25 or More), a felony. Mr. Romero was sentenced to 18 months supervised probation and must pay restitution and a $100.00 donation to the Raton Crime Stoppers. His probation may be changed to unsupervised probation once all restitution and the donation are paid.
Mikel Purdue appeared for a Probation Violation Hearing on October 4, 2017. The Court dismissed the motion to revoke probation.
Santiago Romero appeared for Arraignment on October 4, 2017. He entered into an agreement with the State in which he pled guilty to Count 1: Possession of a Controlled Substance (Felony-Narcotic Drug), a fourth degree felony and Count 3: Use or Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, a misdemeanor. Mr. Romero was placed on 12 months supervised probation with APPO on all standard terms and conditions. He was also ordered to make a $100.00 donation to the Raton Crime Stoppers and must report to HRDA for a drug/alcohol screen and must follow the recommendations of the screener.
Michael Sandoval appeared for a Motion to Revoke Conditions of Release Hearing on October 11, 2017. The Court granted the State’s motion and bond was sent in each case at $5,000.00 cash only. If Mr. Sandoval was able to get into treatment, the conditions could potentially be changed to allow treatment.
A bench warrant in the amount of $5,000.00 cash only was issued for Leroy Martinez for failure to appear.
David Baca appeared for a First Appearance Hearing on October 11, 2017. The Court dismissed the State’s Motion to Revoke Probation under the Rule 5-805. Mr. Baca was ordered to immediately report to the APPO office.
Daniel Vigil appeared for Plea Conference on October 11, 2017. He pled guilty to two counts in two separate cases. In D-809-CR-2017-120, Mr. Vigil pled guilty to Count 1: Assault by a Prisoner (Apprehension of Battery), a third degree felony. In D-809-CR-2017-19, Mr. Vigil pled guilty to Count 1: Criminal Damage to Property (Over $1000), a fourth degree felony. He also admitted to being the same Daniel Vigil who was convicted in D-809-CR-2015-28. Mr. Vigil was sentenced to 1 year incarceration at NMDOC. Upon his release, he will serve 4.5 years on supervised probation with APPO under all standard conditions of probation. The parole period and probation will run concurrent. The Court ordered that Mr. Vigil make a $100.00 donation to the Raton Crime Stoppers, pay all restitution, and pay all fines and fees as required by statute
Marshall E. Warrick appeared for Arraignment on October 11, 2017. A not guilty plea was entered on all counts. Mr. Warrick was placed on an ROR (Release on Own Recognizance) bond with all standard conditions of release set. He was also ordered to report to HRDA for a drug/alcohol screen and will have to follow the recommendations of the screener.
Patrick Padilla appeared for Plea Conference on October 11, 2017. He pled guilty to Count 1: False Evidence of Title or Registration (Alter), a fourth degree felony. He also admitted his identity in two prior convictions, D-809-CR-2015-46 and D-809-CR-2016-16. The State held one of the priors in abeyance. Mr. Padilla was sentenced to a 1 year period of incarceration which he will serve on a GPS monitor while serving a current parole period in another matter. After the parole period has ended, Mr. Padilla will serve 18 months on supervised probation with APPO. He was also ordered to pay a $150.00 donation to the Raton Crime Stoppers.
A bench warrant was issued for Raul Antonio Olivera in the amount of $5,000.00 cash only for failure to appear.
Juan Ruquejo appeared for Arraignment on October 11, 2017. He entered into a plea agreement with the State in which he pled guilty to Count 1: Aggravated Fleeing a Law Enforcement Officer, a fourth degree felony, Count 2: Resisting, Evading, or Obstructing an Officer (Arrest), a misdemeanor, and Count 3, Resisting, Evading, or Obstructing an Officer (Arrest), a misdemeanor. He was sentenced to 3.5 years supervised probation with APPO. Mr. Ruquejo was also ordered to make a $100.00 donation to the Raton Crime Stoppers and must pay all fines and fees as required by statute.
Andrew Romero appeared for Arraignment on October 11, 2017. A not guilty plea was entered on all counts. Mr. Romero was placed on an ROR (Release on Own Recognizance) bond with all standard conditions of release set. He was also ordered to report to HRDA for a drug/alcohol screen and will have to follow the recommendations of the screener as well as participate in the ADC program.
Michael Sandoval appeared for a Plea Conference in two matters on October 11, 2017. In D-809-CR-2017-4, he pled guilty to Count 4: Residential Burglary, a third degree felony. In D-809-CR-2017-17, he pled guilty to Count 1: Escape from a Community Custody Release Program (Felony), a fourth degree felony. Mr. Sandoval also admitted his identity in 3 prior felony convictions, D-202-CR-2009-4740, D-809-CR-2012-70, and D-809-CR-2013-34. The State imposed two of the priors and held one in abeyance. He was sentenced to a 4 year period of incarceration at the NMDOC, followed by a 2 year parole period and 3 years supervised probation with APPO. The parole and probationary periods are to run concurrent. Mr. Sandoval was allowed an 8 hour furlough on October 13, 2017, ordered to pay restitution, a $100.00 donation to the Raton Crime Stoppers, all fines and fees required by statute, and shall have no contact with the victim.
Adrian Duran appeared for Sentencing on October 13, 2017. He was found guilty of Voluntary Manslaughter, a third degree felony with a firearm enhancement (as amended by the State in the Criminal Information). He was sentenced to 7 year period of incarceration at NMDOC, followed by a 2 year parole period.

In Loving Memory of Mary Lorenzo Arcangeli

Mary Lorenzo Arcangeli was born in Dawson, New Mexico December 21, 1921 to Joe Lorenzo and Laura Dell Croce. She was preceded in death by her husband of 46 years, Everni Arcangeli, her parents and ten brothers and sisters.

Mary, a beautiful well-dressed lady, is best remembered as a wonderful, loving and caring mother, sister and friend. She gave special attention to all her grandchildren and loved having them visit. Mary was an excellent cook and loved baking and giving to others at holidays. She had a great eye for color and design and hand stitched several beautiful quilts. Her door was always open and her home was the gathering place for all her relatives and friends.

ArcangeliMMary was employed by the War Dept. Army Air Forces as a Jr. laborer at Ogden Air Service Command in November of 1943. Many remember her voice as the switch board operator in Dawson for Phillips Dodge as well as the desk clerk at the El Portel Hotel, or the kindness she showed working many years as a nurse for Dr. Keil. After retirement Mary enjoyed volunteering at MCMC.

Mary leaves behind two children, a daughter Elaine Marie and husband Jim Wade, a son Everni D. and wife Nancy Arcangeli; four grandchildren – Jackie and husband George Riley, Jimmy and wife Darla Wade, Anna Arcangeli Walsh, David Enrico and wife Elizabeth Arcangeli; ten great grandchildren – Katie Riley, Darcy Riley, James Wade and wife Barbie, Dustin Wade and finance Cassie, Ashley and husband Aaron Gendron, Lorenzo Wade, Josh Walsh and wife Sabrina, Lucas Walsh, Bella Walsh, and Danny Arcangeli; three great, great, grandchildren – Aiden Riley, Mavrick Wade, and Dominic Gendron. She also leaves behind numerous nieces and nephews.

Raton Cruises to Victory Over Clayton

The Raton Tigers football team started strong and finished the same way for a 47-8 victory over Clayton in a Friday, October 13th District contest in the Jungle.

On a perfect night for football, it was the first home contest in a month for the Tigers who took the home-field advantage early when Ismael Tafoya recovered a Clayton fumble at the 24 yard line and then Tristan Gallegos went over on a fourth and goal from inside the one to put Raton on top with 8:06 left in the first quarter.

Tafoya would sting the Yellowjackets the next time he touched the ball on a 85 yard punt return for a TD, and with the Dustin Segura point after run for 2, Raton led 14-0 with 3:46 left in the first.  Tafoya ripped another return TD later,  but would have a 60 plus yarder called back on a Raton penalty.

The Tigers offensive machine includes the dual threat QB Dustin Segura.  The senior signal-caller scored the next four touchdowns for the Tigers with runs of 10, 30, 72 and 1 yard.  Segura also kept the chains moving with his accurate throws, and kept an 80 yard, 9 play drive alive with a 15 yard completion to his favorite target Nathaniel Tarbox on a third-and-ten in the third.

Clayton avoided the shutout with a drive in the second half culminating in a 29 yard Zachary Maynes to Caleb Gonzales scoring play to begin the fourth quarter.  Raton would get the continuous clock going again when with 9:47 left in the game Aden Vanderwater, heaved a 67 yard bomb to Ismael Tafoya to make the score 47 – 8.   Brandon Decker’s drive-killing interception added to the earlier one by Richie Acevedo to take the air out of the Yellowjackets in the end zone in the first half.

Raton will stay home for the second consecutive week and will play the Santa Rosa Lions on Friday, October 20 at 7 p.m. The game could be for the regular season district championship as both squads are undefeated in District 3/5 AAA play. The game will be broadcast on KRTN FM 93.9 and streamed on Network1Sports.com.

Cole Medina, in hot pursuit of Clayton QB Zachary Maynes in Raton's first district game at home.

Cole Medina, in hot pursuit of Clayton QB Zachary Maynes in Raton’s first district game at home.

 

Caleb Gonzales just misses a Zachary Maynes pass as Richie Acevedo goes up not far behind. Acevedo just misses the ball as it comes down.

Caleb Gonzales just misses a Zachary Maynes pass as Richie Acevedo goes up not far behind. Acevedo just misses the ball as it comes down.

 

Tristen Gallegos just gets the handoff from Dustin Segura, he will finally get his hands on the ball before being wrapped up by the Clayton Defense but not before gaining a few yards on the play.

Tristen Gallegos just gets the handoff from Dustin Segura, he will finally get his hands on the ball before being wrapped up by the Clayton Defense but not before gaining a few yards on the play.

 

Caleb Gonzales is the last chance for Clayton to stop a Raton TD as Dustin Segura breaks away and crosse the goal line for another Tiger Touchdown Friday night in the Jungle.

Caleb Gonzales is the last chance for Clayton to stop a Raton TD as Dustin Segura breaks away and crosse the goal line for another Tiger Touchdown Friday night in the Jungle.

 

Rafael Maso goes for the sack as he grabs hold of Clayton QB Zachary Maynes Friday night in the Jungle.

Rafael Maso goes for the sack as he grabs hold of Clayton QB Zachary Maynes Friday night in the Jungle.

 

it was another long run for Dustin Segura as he scampers past the Clayton Defense and finally Caleb Gonzales for six more Friday night.

it was another long run for Dustin Segura as he scampers past the Clayton Defense and finally Caleb Gonzales for six more Friday night.

 

Can Nathaniel Tarbox bring this one in as reaches out for a Dustin Segura pass.

Can Nathaniel Tarbox bring this one in as reaches out for a Dustin Segura pass.

 

Nathaniel Tarbox stretched it out and grabs a Dustin Segura pass for another first down for Raton.

Nathaniel Tarbox stretched it out and grabs a Dustin Segura pass for another first down for Raton.

 

After that amazing grab Nathaniel Tarbox manages to maintain control and get Raton another first down Friday night.

After that amazing grab Nathaniel Tarbox manages to maintain control and get Raton another first down Friday night.

 

Ismael Tafoya heads north for the goal line as he scampers 70 yards for six and Raton's final score of the game to make it 46-8. The Vanderwater PAT made the final score 47-8.

Ismael Tafoya heads north for the goal line as he scampers 70 yards for six and Raton’s final score of the game to make it 46-8. The Vanderwater PAT made the final score 47-8.