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In Loving Memory of Brian Ansley

Brian Ansley, age 60, died on Friday, December 22, 2017 at his home in Clayton, New Mexico.

Cremation has taken place and no services are scheduled at this time., age 60, died on Friday, December 22, 2017 at his home in Clayton, New Mexico.

Cremation has taken place and no services are scheduled at this time.

In Loving Memory of Edwin Neil Bush

Edwin Neil Bush, age 74, died Wednesday, December 27, 2017, in Clayton, New Mexico.

Funeral services are pending at this time.

Edwin Neil Bush was born on August 21, 1943 in Clayton, New Mexico to Edwin and Virgie (Adams) Bush. He grew up in Sedan, New Mexico and graduated from Clayton high School in 1961. He married Donna (Dickson) Bush, his high school sweetheart, on February 8, 1961. After graduation, Edwin moved BushEdwindown to Albuquerque to study electrical engineering at the University of New Mexico. Edwin was employed by Sandia Laboratories for several years as a project leader. Edwin later moved to Dalhart and worked as a plant manager for Coon Memorial Hospital. In 1995, Edwin moved back to Albuquerque, where he and Donna renewed their wedding vows the following Valentine’s Day in 1996. Edwin went back to school and received his accounting degree from National American University. Edwin worked as an auditor for the New Mexico Tax and Revenue Department in Albuquerque and Santa Fe. He retired in August of 2005 and they moved back to Clayton. He served as director of the Herzstein Museum for a couple of years. He remained active on the Library Board and served as Vice President. Edwin was preceded in death by his parents and his brother Stephen Bush.

SURVIVORS:

HIS WIFE: Donna Bush of Clayton, New Mexico.

2 DAUGHTERS: Darla McMain and her husband Henry of Clayton, New Mexico and Debra Schaefer and her husband Jeremie of Edgewood, New Mexico.

1 SISTER: Eva Murdock and her husband Scott of Felt, Oklahoma.

6 GRANDCHILDREN: Brandon Bush, Cara McCain, Stephanie Caron, Robert McCain, Tiffany Caron and Brian McCain.

And five great-grandchildren.

In Loving Memory of Alice Garcia

Alice Garcia, age 87 went peacefully at, to be with the Lord, on December 26, 2017.
Alice was born January 9, 1930 to Joe N and Elvira Martinez in Ocate, NM.
Alice was preceded in death by her husband of 66 years, Albert B. Garcia; Son, Bennie Garcia; Grandson Bennie Garcia Jr. Parents Joe and Elvira Martinez, Sisters, Julia Cordova, Flora Salazar.
Alice is survived by Son; Albert Garcia Jr. and spouse Carol. Daughters; Gloria Rose and husband Delbert, Jane Medina. Daughter-In-Law, Juanita Garcia of Odessa, TX. Sisters; Viola Avila and Manuel of Albuquerque, Nancy Valdez of Raton, Nora Cruz of Springer, and Dolores Fernandez and Donnie of Raton. Brothers; Gilbert Martinez and Julia of Raton, Johnny Martinez and Ernestine of Springer.
Alice is also survived by 9 grandchildren, 22? Great grandchildren, 8 great-great grandchildren.
Alice was a homemaker almost her entire life. She did work at SRF Products for a brief while on the assembly line and later as an inspector. She also worked some at Newbery’s soda fountain, and the Grandview Motel here in Raton as a maid for a while.
Recitation of the Most Holy Rosary will be on Friday December 29, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Patrick’s/St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, recited by John Medina. Solemn Mass of The Resurrection will follow at 10:30 a.m. at St. Patrick’s/St. Joseph’s Catholic Church with Father Bill Woytavich as the Celebrant.
Pallbearers: Kevin Garcia, David Garcia, Nathan Medina, James Garcia, Gilbert Martinez and Johnny Martinez, Honorary Pallbearers: Derrick Garcia and Richie Tyler Gonzales.
Rite of Committal and Internment will be at Mt. Calvary Cemetery.
Funeral Arrangements for Alice Garcia are under the Direction of the Alderette-Pomeroy Funeral Home.

Colfax Soil & Water Conservation District Meeting

NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING

The Colfax Soil & Water Conservation District will meet in regular session on Tuesday, January 2, 2018 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:
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AGENDA
January 2, 2018
10:00 am

a) Call to Order & Roll Call
b) Approval of Agenda
c) Approval of Minutes for December 5, 2017
d) Special Reports:
e) General Correspondence
f) Old Business
a) Discuss/Approval – Update on Company Shirts for board members and Admin
g) New Business
a) Approve – Adopt Mileage and Per Diem Policy [10-8-4(D) NMSA 1978] set by the IRS and                            Mileage and Per Diem Rule (2. 42.2 NMACD)
h) 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.

 

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Boe Lopez, Chair
Colfax Soil & Water Conservation District

 

In Loving Memory of Rose Isabelle Vigil (Mitchell)

Rose Isabelle Vigil (Mitchell)
Born July 7, 1930 – December 23, 2017
I was given the gift of life and now I must give it back. I was blessed to have lived a long life of 87 years. I died peacefully at home after being diagnosed with cancer a few months ago. I was under the care of Hospice with my three daughters providing around the clock care. My daughter Sandi, was on duty at the time of my departure and held me in her arms.
I was born and raised in Trinidad, leaving here as a young adult. I then married and started a family with John Rascon in San Francisco, CA, returning to Trinidad in the summer of ’69. I worked as a Nurse aide at the Trinidad Nursing Home for several years, then worked for Alta Vista Group Home for a few years, and attended TSJC for a certificate in cosmetology. My hobbies included sewing and cooking. I was a member of the SDA church and served as a deaconess, hospitality ministry.
My family meant the world to me. Preceding me in death were my parents Ray and Mary Vigil, my brother Rudy Vigil, and sister Grace Lopez. I leave behind my beloved children, Gale and Randy Martinez from Las Cruces, NM, John and Loretta Rascon from California, Martin Rascon from Raton, NM, Sandra Rascon Teague from Trinidad, and Mary and Dave Gonzales from Trinidad. My children provided me with a total of 12 grandchildren which begat 27 great grandchildren, and I was delighted to see my 2 great great grandchildren recently.
Memorial Services will be held Friday, December 29, 2017 at 2PM at the Seventh-day Adventist Church.
Private inurnment to be held at a later date.
Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

In Loving Memory of James E. Kidd

James E. Kidd, age 68, died on Thursday, December 21, 2017, in Clayton, New Mexico.

Cremation has taken place and no services are scheduled at this time. Arrangements are under the direction of Hass Funeral Directors of Clayton, New Mexico.

James E. Kidd was born on July 13, 1949 in Hearne, Texas to Claude Kiddand Birdie Reese (Barnett) Kidd. He worked most of his life as a traveling carnival worker and later worked for the railroad for about ten years before he retired due to disability. He moved to Clayton, New Mexico in 2010. In addition to his parents, James was preceded in death by 2 sisters; Dorothy Ondrasak and Denise Price.

SURVIVORS:

1 DAUGHTER: Shannon Kid of Louisville, Kentucky.

1 GRANDSON: Spencer Rose of Louisville, Kentucky.

2 SISTERS: Deborah Vann and her husband Jimmy of Cameron, Texas and Joyce Crocker and her husband Don of College Station, Texas.

1 BROTHER-IN-LAW: Jon Price of Clayton, New Mexico.


Capulin Volcano Increases Entrance Fee

Holly Mayfield

KRTN Multi-Media
Beginning January 2, 2018 it will cost you more to visit all National Parks and Monuments including Capulin Volcano National Monument.

According to a December 21, 2017, National Park Service press release, entry fees at Capulin will increase from $5.00 to $7.00 for an individual and from $15.00 to $30.00 for a park specific annual pass. Entry fees are not charged to individuals 16 years or younger, holders of the America the Beautiful-The National parks and Federal Recreational Annual, Senior, Access, Military, or Volunteer passes,

Park entrance fees have been used  to maintain the Volcano Rim Trail, for educational venues, and to make improvements to the visitor center and restrooms. The additional revenue raised by the fee increase will help to renovate the aging infrastructure in the park and help provide for new exhibits and improve the quality of trails.

Also starting January 2, 2018 the Capulin Volcano National Monument will no longer be able to accept cash for the entrance fee. In order to improve park security, efficiency and accountability the park will be accepting credit and debit cards only. The Western National Park Association bookstore will still accept cash.

In 2016, more the 60,000 park visitors contributed $1.818 million to the local economy and supported 27 jobs related to tourism.

 

Capulin

In Loving Memory of Jonathan Steve Fernandez

Jonathan Steve Fernandez, age 29, died on Wednesday, December 20, 2017, in Clayton, New Mexico.

Rosary will be recited at 9:00 A.M. on Saturday, December 23, 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 on the Fernandez Ranch near Farley, New Mexico by Hass Funeral Directors of Clayton, New Mexico.

FernandezJonathanJonathan Steve Fernandez was born on November 7, 1988 in Santa Fe, New Mexico to Steve Fernandez and Dixie (Silversmith) Fernandez. He graduated from Clayton High School in 2007 and received a scholarship to New Mexico State University for Bull Riding. Jonathan was a welder, rancher, cowboy, and heavy equipment operator. He loved his family and loved spending time with his nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandmother; Elsie Fernandez and his maternal great-grandmother; Mary Silversmith.

SURVIVORS:

PARENTS: Steve and Dixie Fernandez of Clayton, New Mexico.

2 SISTERS: Erica Michelle Morfin and her husband Gary of Rio Rancho, New Mexico and Tenaya Danielle Davis and her husband Joseph of Amarillo, Texas.

PATERNAL GRANDFATHER: Steve Fernandez, Sr. of Springer, New Mexico.

MATERNAL GRANDMOTHER: Alice Silversmith of Gallup, New Mexico.

5 NIECES & NEPHEWS: Ashlyn Morfin, Bria Morfin, Calen Morfin, Seth Cooper Davis and Miles Alexander Davis and two more on the way.

Numerous Aunts and Uncles including some that he was especially close to: Rose Marie Esquivel, Catherine Ann Vandyke, Barbara Jean Madrid, Betty Louise Segura, Rita Veronica Palacios and Ronald Silversmith.

Numerous Very Close Friends and other loved ones.

SERVICES
Prayer Service
Saturday, December 23, 2017
9:00 AM

St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church
115 N. 1st Street
Clayton, NM 88415

Funeral Service
Saturday, December 23, 2017
10:00 AM

St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church
115 N. 1st Street
Clayton, NM 88415

New Mexico fishing and stocking reports for Dec. 19, 2017

New Mexico fishing and stocking reports for Dec. 19

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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.

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Tigers Take Win Over Panthers Tuesday

By Marty Mayfield

KRTN Multi-Media

After a dismal game against Tucumcari that saw a scoreless first half by the Tigers (final 54-13), Raton came on strong in the second half to redeem their previous misfortune and put a mark in the win column over the Peñasco Panthers Tuesday evening in Tiger Gym.

The JV team also made amends as they came out with a win over the Panthers in strong fourth quarter finish Tuesday evening. Raton took the early lead and kept moving forward outscoring Peñasco in three of the four quarters to take a 70-38 win.

Raton's Reyes Aragon gets caught in the squeeze as Jerome Lopez(23) and Angelo Sanchez(32) move in to steal the ball during the JV game Tuesday evening in Tiger Gym.

Raton’s Reyes Aragon gets caught in the squeeze as Jerome Lopez(23) and Angelo Sanchez(32) move in to steal the ball during the JV game Tuesday evening in Tiger Gym.

 

The varsity team however started out a little slower keeping the game close in the first half and going into the locker room at half down by two. Third quarter action however Raton outscore Peñasco two to one as they put in 34 points to the Panthers 17. Aden Vanderwater put in 11 while Gabe Martinez knocked down eight.

The fourth quarter however went the other way with Peñasco outscoring Raton 19-10 to tighten up the score before the final buzzer sounded.

Peñasco  17  22  17  19  75

Raton       15  22  34  10  81

Peñasco High Point

Billy Rodarte 15 6 of 10 Free Throws

Matt Lopez 22  7 of 12 Free Throws

Elijah Lucero 14  6 of 6 Free Throws

Ernesto Lopez 10 0-1 Free Throws

21 of 38 Free Throws

Raton High Point

Aden Vanderwater 21  5 of 6 Free Throws

Nathaniel Tarbox 12

Dustin Segura 13  4 of 10 Free Throws

Ismael Tafoya 12  5 of 7 Free Throws

18 of 33 Free Throws

Ismael Tafoya Takes one on the head from Jude Encinias Tuesday evening in Tiger Gym.

Ismael Tafoya Takes one on the head from Jude Encinias Tuesday evening in Tiger Gym.

 

Aden Vanderwater goes in for the easy shot and two of his 21 points on the evening against Peñasco Tuesday evening.

Aden Vanderwater goes in for the easy shot and two of his 21 points on the evening against Peñasco Tuesday evening.

 

Dustin Segura and Juaquine Fernandez tangle as Segura goes for the layup Tuesday evening in Tiger Gym against Peñasco

Dustin Segura and Juaquine Fernandez tangle as Segura goes for the layup Tuesday evening in Tiger Gym against Peñasco