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In Loving Memory of Pat Antoniato

Pat Antoniato, age 86, passed away at the Trinidad Inn Nursing Home on November 28, 2017,
He was born in Trenton, New Jersey, on April m4, 1931 to Maria (Monico) and Pasquale Antoniato.
AntoniatoPAs a devoted Catholic, he was a man of conviction and faith and is now sharing eternity with his wife Claire and the Angels.
Survivors include son John(Tammie) Antoniato, Aguilar, CO, daughter Marie (Vinny) Calluzzo, New York, several grandchildren and other relatives.
At his request, cremation and no services.
Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

In Loving Memory of Thomas (Tom) Lucas

Thomas (Tom) Lucas, age 60, went to his Heavenly Home, on November 27, 2017 after diligently fighting a battle with ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease).
He was born in Trinidad, Colorado on March 11, 1957 to Aleta (Starr) and Robert Lucas Sr.
He was a 1975 graduate of Primero High School.
LucasOn June 16, 1979, Tom was united in marriage to the love of his life, Lori Antista in Trinidad, Colorado.
The love that they shared blessed them with two amazing sons, Joshua and Jason.
Tom pursued his career in law enforcement by graduating from CLETA in Lamar, CO in 1981.
He was employed by the Trinidad Police Department and the Las Animas County Sheriff Department.
For 22 years, he served the Trinidad community and its people that he dearly loved.
Tom was recently employed for several years at Mt. San Rafael first as a security guard. Then after completing his EMT certification he became an emergency room technician.
Tom enjoyed the outdoors and loved to hunt, fish and go camping; he was also an avid Denver Broncos Fan.
Tom loved his family and was always making sure that every year an adventurous family vacation was taken.
His kindness, his smile and his witty sense of humor will be greatly missed by everyone who knew and loved him.
Greeting Tom in heaven is his son, Joshua Thomas Lucas, father Robert Lucas Sr., sister Norma Howlett, sister in law Linda Lucas, and father in law Charles Antista Sr..
Continuing his life legacy is his loving wife of 38 years Lori, his amazing son Jason Lucas (Ashley Caro), daughter Corey Gutierrez, mother Aleta Lucas, brothers Bob (Kathy) Lucas, Fred Lucas, Larry (Tammy) Lucas, mother in law, Lucy Antista, sisters and brothers in law, Cindy (Geof) Jacob, C.J. (Cheryl) Antista, and numerous very special nieces, nephews and friends.
We invite you to attend the celebration of his life on Saturday, December 2, 2017 at 11AM at Faith Christian Church with Pastor Bill Frashuer officiating.
The family respectfully requests that their privacy be respected at this time.
In lieu of flowers , and food , donations can be made to the ALS Association, PO Box 37022, Boone, IA, 50037-0022.
Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Wagon Mound School Board of Education Meeting

A REGULAR MEETING

OF THE

WAGON MOUND SCHOOL

BOARD OF EDUCATION

IS SCHEDULED FOR

DECEMBER 20, 2017

AT

6:00 P.M.

AT THE WAGON MOUND PUBLIC SCHOOL

ZACK AND ELOISA MONTOYA

ADMINISTRATION BUILDING

 

THE AGENDA IS AVAILABLE IN THE ADMINISTRATION BUILDING

 

IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT, PARTICIPANTS ARE REQUESTED TO CONTACT JUDY MUNIZ AT 575-666-3007,  IF PUBLIC ACCOMMODATIONS ARE NEEDED.

 

 

During the meeting the Board may convene into Executive Session as allowed by

Section 10-15-1 NMSBA 1978

Colfax Soil & Water Conservation District Meeting

 

The Colfax Soil & Water Conservation District will meet in regular session on Tuesday, December 5, 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

December 5, 2017

10:00 am

 

  1. Call to Order & Roll Call
  2. Approval of Agenda
  3. Approval of Minutes for November 7, 2017
  4. Special Reports:
  5. General Correspondence
  6. Old Business
    1. Discuss/Approval – Company Shirts for board members and Admin
    2. Discuss/Approval – Landowner Noxious Weed Program Reimbursement – T Lloyd
  7. New Business
    1. Approve – Adopt Open Meetings Act Resolution for 2018 – Resolution #2018-1
  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/____________

Boe Lopez, Chair

Colfax Soil & Water Conservation District

New Mexico fishing and stocking reports for Nov. 28, 2017

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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.

Isleta catfish

Catches of the week

  • Lake Maloya: Kerry Medina of Raton caught a 22-inch, 3-pound, 10-ounce brown trout Nov. 26. He was using a black leech Joes fly.
  • Rio Grande River: Diego Baca of Rio Rancho caught a 29-inch walleye Nov. 24. He was fishing the river near Bernalillo and using a silver spoon. Gerry Liberty of Los Lunas caught a 30.5-inch, 9-pound channel catfish Nov. 24. She was fishing the river near Isleta and using chicken liver.
  • Tingley Beach: Cousins George Perez, 9 of Bernalillo and Preston Lawson, 7 and Parker Lawson, 8 of Albuquerque, had a great day at the Youth Pond. They caught several rainbow trout while using corn.

The following report came in late but deserves a mention:

  • Alumni Pond: First-time anglers Rowdy Calderon, 11, and brother Xavier Calderon, 14, caught limits of trout Nov. 18. They were using PowerBait and Fire Balls.

If you have a catch of the week story or just want to tell us about your latest New Mexico fishing experience, send it to us at fishforfun2@hotmail.com. We may include your story in our next report.

For catches of the week, include name, age, hometown, date, and location, type of fish, length and weight if possible and bait, lure or fly used.

Lake Maloya brown

Nov. 28  

Northeast

Charette Lakes: Closed for the season.

Clayton Lake:  Closed for the season.

Cimarron River: Stream flow near Cimarron on Monday was 8.43 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Conchas Lake: Fishing was slow to fair using jig and minnow combinations, spoons and blade baits for walleye. Fishing for all other species was slow.

Costilla Creek: Stream flow on Monday below Costilla Dam was 1.23 cfs. Check this one out next spring.

Cowles Ponds: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Coyote Creek: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Eagle Rock Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Eagle Nest Lake: Fishing was fair using PowerBait for rainbow trout. Fishing for all other species was slow. Kokanee snagging was slow. Fishing pressure was light. The boat docks have been pulled but anglers can still launch boats.  Gallinas River: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Hopewell Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Lake Alice: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Lake Maloya: Trout fishing was fair to good using PowerBait, salmon eggs, Pistol Petes and Joes flies for trout.

Los Pinos River: Fishing was fair using salmon eggs, worms and bead-head prince nymphs for trout.

Maxwell Lake 13: Closed for the season.

Monastery Lake: Fishing was very good using PowerBait, worms and Fire Balls for trout.

Morphy Lake:  Closed for the season.

Pecos River: Streamflow near Pecos on Monday was 43.0 cfs. Fishing was fair using bead-head prince nymphs, San Juan worms, PowerBait, salmon eggs and worms for brown and rainbow trout.

Red River: Stream flow below the hatchery on Monday was 62.1 cfs. Fishing was fair to good using PowerBait, worms, salmon eggs and small bead-head nymphs for trout.

Red River City Ponds: Closed for the season.

Rio Grande: Stream flow on Monday at the Taos Junction Bridge was 693 cfs. Before the latest rise in the flows, fishing was good using prince nymphs, crane flies, bead-head pheasant tail nymphs, small mayfly nymphs, Panther Martins, worms and salmon eggs for brown and rainbow trout. We had no reports on other species.

Rio Hondo: Stream flow near Valdez on Monday was 17.2 cfs. Fishing was slow to fair using salmon eggs for trout.

Rio Mora: As of Monday, stream flow near Terrero was 10.2 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Rio Pueblo: Stream flow near Penasco on Monday was 15.0 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Santa Cruz Reservoir: Fishing was slow.

Shuree Ponds:  We had no reports from anglers this week.

Springer Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Storrie Lake: Fishing was fair using Fire Balls and PowerBait for trout. We had no other reports.

Stubblefield Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Ute Lake: Fishing for walleye was slow with just a few caught by anglers using blade baits and spoons at 35 to 45 feet. We had no other reports. The surface water temp was in the mid 50s and the water was murky.

Tingley cousins

Northwest

Abiquiu Lake: Action was slow for some but fair to good for others fishing for walleye, smallmouth bass and trout. Anglers fishing from the dock reported catching brown and rainbow trout while using Rapalas and PowerBait. From boats, the best action was reported by walleye anglers using blade baits and spoons. A few smallmouth bass were caught by anglers using small grubs, tubes and senkos. We had no other reports.

Animas River: Water flow below Aztec on Monday morning was 286 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Albuquerque Area Drains: Trout fishing was reported as very good on the Albuquerque, Belen and Corrales drains. Best baits were meal worms, PowerBait, Fire Balls, small grubs, micro mays and custom tied nymphs. We had no other reports.

Bluewater Lake: Fishing was fair to good using PowerBait and worms for trout. Fishing for tiger muskies and catfish was slow.

Brazos River: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Canjilon Lakes: Closed by the U.S. Forest Service until further notice.

Chama River: Monday morning water flows below El Vado and Abiquiu were 501 cfs and 839 cfs respectively. Fishing above El Vado was good using copper John Barrs, bead-head hares ear nymphs, PowerBait and worms for brown and rainbow trout. Fishing below El Vado was good using wooly buggers, spinners, night crawlers and Fire Balls for brown and rainbow trout. Roberto Archuleta of Espanola celebrated his birthday by catching a limit of nice fat rainbows while fishing near the village of Chama. He was using salmon eggs and PowerBait under a split shot.

Cochiti Lake: Fishing was slow with just a few walleye and bass caught by anglers using jigs and crank baits.

El Vado Lake: Fishing was slow for all species. Fishing pressure was very light.

Fenton Lake: Fishing continued to be very good from the bank and from boats. Anglers did well using PowerBait, salmon eggs, wooly buggers, Pistol Petes, spoons and spinners.  Travis Lewis of Los Lunas caught a limit of 9.5 to 12-inch rainbows on the 24th. He was using a green and silver lure.

Heron Lake: Fishing was good using PowerBait and salmon eggs from the bank for rainbow trout. Kokanee snagging was slow. We had no other reports.

Jackson Lake: Fishing was good using small Kastmasters, PowerBait and salmon eggs for trout. We had no other reports.

Jemez Waters: Stream flow on the Jemez River near Jemez Springs on Monday morning was 24.0 cfs. Fishing on the Jemez was good using copper John Barrs, custom tied mop flies, Fire Balls and worms for trout. Trout fishing on the lower Cebolla was fair to good using worms and Fire Balls. We had no other reports.

Laguna del Campo: Closed for the season.

Lagunitas Lakes: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Lake Farmington: Fishing was fair using PowerBait and salmon eggs for trout. We had no other reports.

Manzano Lake: Fishing was fair to good using garlic PowerBait, salmon egg corn combinations and worms for trout. Andrea Leon, 13, of Belen, had an awesome time fishing here this past week with her mom and dad. They caught nine rainbow trout ranging in size from 9 to 13 inches. They were using a variety of baits with the best being Gulp cheese flavored pinched worms.  We had no other reports.

Navajo Lake: Fishing was fair using tubes, plastic worms, grubs, senkos and swim baits worked slow for smallmouth bass and largemouth bass. Fishing was slow to fair using swim baits, chatter baits and jigs for northern pike. A few trout were caught by anglers trolling crank baits and fishing from the bank with salmon eggs. We had no other reports.

San Gregorio Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

San Juan River: Stream flow on Monday morning was 387 cfs. Fly fishing action through the Quality waters was good for anglers using rootbeers, brassies, small zebra midges, crystal flash emergers, RS2, comparaduns, red larva, parachute adams and small bead-head pheasant tail nymphs. Trout fishing through the bait waters was fair to good using salmon eggs, wooly worms, PowerBait, worms, prince nymphs, copper John Barrs and bead-head pheasant tail nymphs.

Seven Springs Brood Pond: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Tingley Beach: Fishing at the Youth and Central ponds was very good using PowerBait, salmon eggs, spoons, spinners, Pistol Petes, wooly buggers and bead-head pheasant tail nymphs for trout. Fishing at the Bob Gerding Catch and Release Pond was fair to good using small leech patterns, San Juan worms and custom tied mop flies for trout. We had no other reports.

Trout Lakes: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Alumni Pond

Southwest

Alumni Pond: Fishing was fair to good using midge patterns, PowerBait and salmon eggs for trout. One catfish was caught by an angler using cheese flavored stink bait.

Bear Canyon Lake: Fishing was fair to good using spoons, worms and PowerBait for trout. We had no other reports.

Bill Evans Lake: Fishing was fair using Super Dupers, PowerBait and salmon eggs for trout. Fishing for all other species was slow.

Caballo Lake: Fishing was slow for all species. Fishing pressure was very light.

Elephant Butte Lake: Fishing was good using blade baits, spoons, curly tail grubs and jig and minnow combinations for white bass. Fishing was slow to fair using Ned rigs, senkos, jigs, curly tail grubs and creature baits for largemouth bass and smallmouth bass. Fishing was good using cut bait, live bait, night crawlers, liver and homemade dough baits for catfish. We had no other reports. The surface water temp was in the low to mid 60s.

Escondida Lake: Fishing was very good using Pistol Petes, Super Dupers, PowerBait and Fire Balls for trout. We had no other reports.

Gila River: Stream flow on Monday morning was 56.1 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Glenwood Pond: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Lake Roberts: Fishing was good using Fire Balls and PowerBait for trout. We had no other reports.

Percha Dam: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Quemado Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Rancho Grande Ponds: Fishing was slow to fair using PowerBait for trout. We had no other reports.

Rio Grande: Stream flow below Elephant Butte Monday morning was 0.70 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Snow Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Young Pond: Fishing for trout was great during the week but slowed dramatically over the weekend. Best baits were assorted PowerBait.

Federal Funding Announced for Raton Water Treatment Plant

Special to KRTN Multi-Media

(Presented to Commisisoners at 11-28-17 Meeting)

New Mexico Lawmakers Announce Over $2.5 Million in Federal Funding for the Raton Water Treatment Plant

WASHINGTON, DC – US Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich and Congressman Ben Ray Luján announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture has awarded funds, totaling $2.58 million, to help the City of Raton in northern New Mexico upgrade its Water Treatment Plant.

“The Raton Water Treatment Plant has served the City of Raton well since 1947 but it is long past time for the system to be upgraded and repaired,” Rep. Luján said. “This funding will not only allow Raton to make those improvements but will also address important health and safety concerns for the water plant’s employees.”

“Improving the outdated water treatment system in Raton is a worthy investment for the community. This grant will fund needed improvements to modernize the treatment facility and improve health and safety issues for workers,” Sen. Udall said. “The USDA provides important funding for rural development in New Mexico, and as a member of the subcommittee that oversees funding for the USDA, I will keep fighting for investments that help our rural communities thrive.”

“Through this funding, the City of Raton will be able to modernize their current water treatment plant. These kinds of investments yield long term public health benefits by ensuring families have access to clean and reliable drinking water,” said Heinrich. “I will continue to work with my colleagues to prioritize investments that improve infrastructure in our rural communities.”

The City of Raton will receive a loan of $1,754,000 and a grant of $829,000 through the U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development’s Water and Environmental Program. The funds will be used to upgrade the Raton Water Treatment Plant by repairing and replacing equipment, and by correcting existing health and sanitary issues in order to make the facility safer for personnel. These repairs will help the Raton Water Treatment Plant to continue to provide clean water to the city’s residents and 413 commercial customers for years to come.

 

 

 

Raton Commission Hears Good News About Marketing

By Marty Mayfield

KRTN Multi-Media

 

At their regular meeting on Tuesday, November 28th, Raton City Commissioners heard from Geoff Peterson and Jessica Barfield from the Center for Sustainable Community about the progress they have made in marketing Raton through the ExploreRaton.com web page and other programs they are working on for the community.

Peterson and Barfield came to the commission to request Lodger’s Tax Funding to continue the progress they have made in promoting Raton through the ExploreRaton.com webpage and expanding on the promotion that web page brings to the city. The duo has created 17 Ad Campaigns promoting Raton which was a total of $35,000 in advertising dollars. According to Barfield 584,375 individuals saw the advertising and Google Ads prompted over 25,000 people to visit the ExploreRaton.com web page. They also were able to partner with Jackrabbit to enable visitors to book hotel rooms through the ExploreRaton website.

Barfield noted that the website is seeing over 6200 visitors a month with over 35% of those on mobile devices which she feels will continue to climb. They are continuing to improve the site by adding a Facebook presence and Instagram account to help promote the local hotels booking capability and promotions of local events. Peterson noted that they are working on two more projects that include an association with Fat Pipe Albuquerque to help locals with growing a small remote business by offering high speed internet and office space. The other project is called small town affordable living which promotes the advantages of small town living. Commissioner Linde’ Schuster noted that she had met a lady who chose to move to Raton because of the small town affordable living promotion.

To continue the work that they have started Peterson requested $2000 a month through the end of the fiscal year, June 2018. He told commissioners that they are also working with Grow Raton for additional funding to help promote remote workers. Commissioners were impressed with the work and the numbers so far and approved that request.  (Link to the Numbers and other Website Data)

Commissioners held a public hearing then approved the adoption of the resolution to send Ordinance 977 to the voters in March 2018. The ordinance will change the gross receipts tax that goes to the water department from one cent to 3/4 cent. The GRT money is essential to the water department as match money and to help with improvements. (Link to Ordinance 997 Water Gross Receipts Tax Question)

Commissioners approved Election Resolution 2017-58 for the March 2018 election which includes two city commission positions, Municipal Judge and two questions. The municipal election will be March 6, 2018.  (Link to Election Resolution)

Commissioners approved the Financial Report which once again shows an increase in gross receipts taxes. City Treasurer Michael Ann Antonucci reported that the city departments continue to operate under budget which is a good thing as the city moves into the lean time of winter. Commissioners also approved a budget adjustment for the library.  (Link to Full Financial Report 11-28-17)

City Manager Scott Berry told commissioners that the work at the municipal airport should be completed by the end of the week, weather permitting. Taxiway D is now finished and Taxiway A is all that remains.

Berry also reported that a Joe Apache work of art was donated to the city by resident Bill Allen, which will be hung in city hall.

Commissioners will meet again on December 12, 2017 at 6:00 p.m and the meeting will be broadcast on KRTN-AM 1490.

Geoff Peterson and Jessica Barfield told commissioners about the work they have done on the ExploreRaton.com website and projects they are working on to help promote Raton.

Geoff Peterson and Jessica Barfield told commissioners about the work they have done on the ExploreRaton.com website and projects they are working on to help promote Raton.

“No Contest” Pled In March 2016 Abandonment Of Child Resulting In Death

KRTN received this press release from the Colfax County Sheriff’s Office.

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In Loving Memory of John H. Baca Sr

John H. Baca Sr. , passed away unexpectedly on November 24, 2017 at the age of 78.
He was born in Augusta, CO, the son of Seferina (Arguello) and Alfredo Baca.
On November 22, 1958, John was united in marriage to MaryAnn Mort in Walsenburg, CO.
John Baca Sr. pic 1John managed a Black Angus cattle ranch in Las Animas ,CO. for 13 years.
He was a mechanic for most of his life having worked for the City of Trinidad, the Las Animas County Road and Bridge Department as Foreman and then retired as Maintenance Supervisor at the Las Animas County Court House.
He enjoyed the outdoors, riding horses and raising cattle.
John’s family was his first priority and he loved spending time spoiling all of his grandchildren.
His kindness and ever present smile will be missed by all who knew and loved him.
Preceding him in death is grandson, John Baca III, parents Seferina and Alfredo Baca, brothers Max, Eloy, Ernie, sisters Genevieve, Fannie, Isabel, Josie and Mary.
Left to cherish his memory is wife, MaryAnn of home address, children, John H. (Rose) Baca Jr., Mike (Michelle) Baca, Walsenburg, Beverly (Robert) Valdez, Trinidad, Nancy (Robert) Valdez, Trinidad, David Luke (DeAnna) Baca Sr. 23 grandchildren, 32 great grandchildren, 1 great great grandson, siblings, Fred (Frances) Baca, Ralph (Dolores) Baca, Dolores (John) Vigil, sisters in law, Bea Baca, Rosalie Baca, numerous nieces, nephews and friends.
Memorial Services will be held Friday, December 1, 2017 at 2PM at the Comi Chapel with Minister Larry Swetky officiating.
Private inurnment at a later date.
Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.. , passed away unexpectedly on November 24, 2017 at the age of 78.
He was born in Augusta, CO, the son of Seferina (Arguello) and Alfredo Baca.
On November 22, 1958, John was united in marriage to MaryAnn Mort in Walsenburg, CO.
John managed a Black Angus cattle ranch in Las Animas ,CO. for 13 years.
He was a mechanic for most of his life having worked for the City of Trinidad, the Las Animas County Road and Bridge Department as Foreman and then retired as Maintenance Supervisor at the Las Animas County Court House.
He enjoyed the outdoors, riding horses and raising cattle.
John’s family was his first priority and he loved spending time spoiling all of his grandchildren.
His kindness and ever present smile will be missed by all who knew and loved him.
Preceding him in death is grandson, John Baca III, parents Seferina and Alfredo Baca, brothers Max, Eloy, Ernie, sisters Genevieve, Fannie, Isabel, Josie and Mary.
Left to cherish his memory is wife, MaryAnn of home address, children, John H. (Rose) Baca Jr., Mike (Michelle) Baca, Walsenburg, Beverly (Robert) Valdez, Trinidad, Nancy (Robert) Valdez, Trinidad, David Luke (DeAnna) Baca Sr. 23 grandchildren, 32 great grandchildren, 1 great great grandson, siblings, Fred (Frances) Baca, Ralph (Dolores) Baca, Dolores (John) Vigil, sisters in law, Bea Baca, Rosalie Baca, numerous nieces, nephews and friends.
Memorial Services will be held Friday, December 1, 2017 at 2PM at the Comi Chapel with Minister Larry Swetky officiating.
Private inurnment at a later date.
Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

CITY OF RATON REGULAR COMMISSION MEETING Nov. 28, 2017

AGENDA
CITY OF RATON REGULAR COMMISSION MEETING
RATON CITY HALL, 224 SAVAGE AVE
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 2017 AT 6PM
A regular meeting of the City Commission of the City of Raton will be held on November 28, 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, December 12, 2017 at 6pm
 There will not be a second Commission Meeting in December as per the Annual
Open Meetings Act Resolution approved by the Commission in January.
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. North Central NM Economic Development District: (Mayor Mantz)
H. Library Advisory Board: (Commissioner Giacomo)
I. ETZ Zoning Authority: (Mayor Mantz)
J. 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 November 14, 2017 Regular Commission Meeting Minutes.
Raton Regular City Commission Meeting Notice November 28, 2017

B. Public Hearing: Ordinance Adopting a Supplemental Municipal Gross Receipts Tax;
providing for an election; repealing Ordinances in conflict here with, and declaring and
emergency.
C. Deliberate and Act on Ordinance Adopting a Supplemental Municipal Gross Receipts
Tax; providing for an election; repealing Ordinances in conflict here with, and
declaring and emergency.
D. Deliberate and Act on Resolution 2017-58: A Resolution for a regular Municipal
Election for the election of Municipal Officers and the question for a Supplemental
Municipal Gross Receipts Tax shall be held on March 6, 2018. Polls will open at 7:00
a.m. and close at 7:00 p.m.
E. Deliberate and Act on Resolution 2017-59: October 2017 Financial Report.
F. Deliberate and Act on Resolution 2017-60: Budget Adjustment #5 FY18
G. Deliberate and Act on Lodger’s Tax Recommendations.
H. Deliberate and Act on Corrections to Resolution numbering from the November 14th
Commission Meeting- Numbers 52-55 were used and should have been numbered 54-57.
I. 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 Wednesday, November 22,
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