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Raton Tigers Spaghetti Dinner

All proceeds benefit the Raton School Athletics program.

 

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In Loving Memory of Juan Gilbert Maestas, Jr.

Juan Gilbert Maestas, Jr. Age 52, died on Monday, January 8, 2018 in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, March 10, 2018 at 11:00 AM at the Trinity Fellowship Church in Clayton, New Mexico with Terrell Jones, pastor officiating.

MaestasJrJuanJuan Gilbert Maestas, Jr. was born on September 7, 1966 in Clayton, New Mexico to Juan G. Maestas, Sr. and Rosalie (Gonzales) Maestas. Juan graduated from Clayton High School in 1984 and moved to Lubbock, Texas in 1986 where he met and married Becky Doherty. They were married for twenty three years until her passing in 2009. Juan moved back to Clayton from Lubbock in 2012 and reconnected with his High School Sweetheart Elaine Sanchez. Juan and Elaine resided in Clayton until March of 2017 and lived in Portales until the time of his passing. Juan worked in retail for most of his life until he was unable to work due to epilepsy.

SURVIVORS:

PARENTS: Juan G. And Rosalie Maestas of Clayton, New Mexico.

4 SISTERS: Paula Ballew of Clayton, New Mexico, Connie Resch and her husband Craig of Columbus, Ohio, Mary White and her husband John of Staples, Minnesota and Norma Maestas-Grapp and her husband Steve of London, Ohio.

HIS COMPANION: Elaine Sanchez of Portales, New Mexico.

1 niece and several nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.

Lady Tigers Slow Start Big Finish

Lady Tigers Slow Start Big Finish

By Marty Mayfield
KRTN Multi-Media

Raton advances on in the district tourney with a 56-26 win over ATC Wednesday night in Tiger Gym.

It went couple of minutes before ATC’s Felicity Sealy dropped in the first two points of the game to start the scoring. Raton then countered by stealing the ball dropping in the next two points. The game stayed close with a tie ball game at five. Raton finally found their groove and put the stop to any further scoring by ATC in the first quarter. Raton went on to out score ATC 20-5.

The trend continued for the rest of the game with Raton holding ATC to single digit quarters. Coach Michelle Boone played her whole bench throughout the game and that spread the scoring out among the players. The only lady to score double digits was Raton’s Andie Ortega who put in 13 with two 3-pointers and uncharacteristicly going one of six at the free throw line.

Second quarter action was a defensive game with ATC outscoring Raton 6-5. When the girls came back out on the court after halftime Raton quickly found the groove and did double digit scoring in both quarters of the half holding ATC to only seven points for each quarter.

Once the final buzzer sounded Raton marked the win column and advances to the next round of district tourney play. They travel to Santa Fe to take on Tierra Encantada who took second place in the district standings from Raton on the point spread. Tierra beat Raton in Santa Fe 52-35 while Raton beat Tierra at Raton 57-53.

 

ATC     5   6    7    8  26

Raton 20  5  15  16  56

ATC High Point

Felicity Sealy 9  1 of 4 free throws

Free Throws 6 of 19 attempts

Raton High Point

Andie Ortega 13  1 of 6 free throws  2x 3-pointers

Baylor Walton 9  2 of 2 free throws

Autumn Archuleta  8  1 of 5 free throws

Free throws 10 of 20 attempts

New Mexico fishing and stocking report for Feb. 20, 2018

New Mexico fishing and stocking report for Feb. 20

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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.

White bass

Catches of the week

  • Alumni Pond: Justin Sanchez, 3, of Dona Ana, caught his first fish, a rainbow trout, Feb 12. He was using worms.
  • Elephant Butte Lake: Jacob Wood, age 6, of Los Lunas, caught his first white bass of the year Feb. 18. He was using white curly tail grubs and spoons.
  • Tingley Beach: Richard Muniz of Albuquerque caught a 21-inch largemouth bass Feb. 18. He was using salmon eggs.

The following report came in late but deserves a mention:

  • Escondida Lake: Joseph Cashus Reichenbach, 2, of Socorro, caught 4 rainbow trout with his new fishing gear Feb. 9. He was using pink and yellow PowerBait and had a little help from his dad.

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.

Escondida Lake

Feb. 20 

Northeast

Cabresto Lake: Trout fishing was good using ice jigs tipped with wax worms and PowerBait.

Charette Lakes: Closed for the season.

Clayton Lake:  Closed for the season.

Cimarron River: Stream flow below Eagle Nest on Monday was 1.24 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Conchas Lake: Fishing was slow to fair using slab spoons and jig and grub combinations fished deep for walleye and white bass. We had no other reports.

Costilla Creek: 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 Nest Lake: Most of the ice has come off the lake and it is open to bank fishing but as of Monday, it was still closed to boating. Fishing was fair using PowerBait for trout. Fishing pressure was light. For updated conditions, contact the state park office at (575) 377-1594.

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

Hopewell Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week. Put this one on your list for spring fishing.

Lake Alice: As of this past Sunday, there was some open water for bank fishing but the lake was closed to ice fishing. For updated ice conditions, call the state park office at (575) 445-5607.

Lake Maloya: Bank fishing as good using corn and PowerBait for trout. For updates on ice conditions, call the state park office at (575) 445-5607.

Los Pinos River: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Maxwell Lake 13: Closed for the season.

Monastery Lake: Fishing was very good using PowerBait for trout.

Morphy Lake:  Closed for the season.

Pecos River: Streamflow near Pecos on Monday was 25.5 cfs. Fishing was slow.

Red River: Stream flow below the hatchery on Monday was 45.1 cfs. Fishing was fair using salmon eggs for trout.

Red River City Ponds: Closed for the season.

Rio Grande: Stream flow on Monday at the Taos Junction Bridge was 490 cfs. Fishing in the Taos area was fair to good using San Juan worms, bead-head pheasant tail nymphs, olive streamers and night crawlers for trout. Anglers using large streamers reported catching a few northern pike. We had no other reports.

Rio Hondo: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Rio Mora: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Rio Pueblo: Stream flow near Penasco was 11.2 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Santa Cruz Reservoir: We had no reports from anglers this week.

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

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

Storrie Lake: Fishing was slow to fair using Fire Balls and PowerBait for trout. We had no other reports. For updated ice conditions, call the state park office at (505) 425-7278.

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

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

Northwest

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

Animas River: Water flow below Aztec on Monday morning was 129 cfs. Fishing was good using small bead-head nymphs, PowerBait, salmon eggs and worms for trout.

Albuquerque Area Drains: Fishing in the Albuquerque, Bernalillo, Corrales and Peralta drains was good using wooly buggers, worms, PowerBait, corn and salmon eggs for trout. We had no other reports.

Bluewater Lake: As of this past Sunday morning, the lake was clear of ice. The main boat ramp was closed but the secondary ramp was open. Fishing was good using PowerBait, salmon eggs, corn and worms for trout. We had no reports on other species. For updated ice conditions, call the state park office at (505) 876-2391.

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 96.98 cfs and 33.9 cfs respectively. Fishing below Abiquiu was good using earth worms, salmon eggs, wooly worms, small bead-head pheasant tails, zebra midges and red larva.  We had no reports from below El Vado.

Cochiti Lake: Fishing was slow for all species.

El Vado Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Fenton Lake: Fishing was very good using green garlic PowerBait, worms and Fire Balls for trout. For updated conditions, contact the state park office at (575) 829-3630.

Heron Lake: Fishing from the bank was good using PowerBait and corn for rainbow trout up to 17 inches. Anglers having the best luck were using garlic PowerBait. We had no other reports.

Jackson Lake: Fishing was fair to good using PowerBait for trout. We had no other reports.

Jemez Waters: Stream flow on the Jemez River near Jemez Springs on Monday morning was 24.8 cfs. Trout fishing on the Jemez was slow with just a few trout caught by anglers using worms and salmon eggs. We had no reports on other streams.

Laguna del Campo: Closed for the season.

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

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

Manzano Lake: Fishing was fair using PowerBait, salmon eggs and corn for trout. We had no reports on other species.

Navajo Lake: Fishing was slow but there were a few northern pike caught by anglers using swim baits and deep running crank baits.

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

San Juan River: Stream flow on Monday morning was 322 cfs. Fly fishing action through the Quality waters was good using small white bunny leeches, olive, white and black streamers, red larva, egg patterns and zebra midges. Trout fishing through the bait waters was fair using PowerBait, Fire Balls, wooly worms, bunny leeches and small spoons. A river enhancement project has begun and the area between the Simon Point Day-Use Area downriver to the Crusher Hole Day-Use Area is closed to boat and foot traffic until March 1, 2018. Temporary closures of multiple day-use areas are expected until April 2018.  For more information, visitnmparks.com or contact Navajo Lake State Park, (505) 632-2278.

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

Tingley Beach: Trout fishing at the Youth and Central ponds was good using PowerBait, Zeke’s trout bait, salmon eggs and worms. Fishing for all other species was slow. We had no other reports.

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

Southwest

Alumni Pond: Fishing was good using garlic cheese and PowerBait for trout.

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

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

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

Elephant Butte Lake: Fishing was fair to good using curly tail grubs, spoons and blade baits for white bass. Fishing was fair to good using pumpkin green Zoom worms, liver and red worms for catfish. We had no reports on other species.

Escondida Lake: Fishing was good using wooly buggers, PowerBait, Fire Balls, Zeke’s trout bait, corn and worms for trout. Fishing was fair using stink bait, worms and PowerBait for catfish. We had no other reports.

Gila River: Stream flow on Monday morning was 336 cfs. We had reports from anglers this week.

Glenwood Pond: Fishing was good using PowerBait for trout.

Lake Roberts: Fishing was good using PowerBait, worms and salmon eggs for rainbow trout and an occasional Gila 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: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Rio Grande: Stream flow below Elephant Butte Monday morning was 0.35 cfs. Fishing was slow to fair using PowerBait for trout. Fishing was fair to good using liver and stink bait for catfish. Dudley Bristow, pastor of the First Baptist Church in T or C, caught an 18-inch largemouth bass at Rotary Park Feb. 17. He was fishing for trout and using a size 10 hook and PowerBait.

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

Young Pond: Fishing was good for anglers using garlic PowerBait and Zeke’s trout bait for trout. We had no other reports.

Southeast

Alto Lake: Fishing was fair using PowerBait for trout. We had no other reports

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

Black River: Stream flow at Malaga on Monday was 11.2 cfs. Fishing continued good this past week for anglers using PowerBait and salmon eggs for trout.

Blue Hole Park Pond: Fishing was very good for anglers using PowerBait and Fire Balls for trout.

Bonito Lake: Closed until further notice by the city of Alamogordo due to fire damage.

Bosque Redondo Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Bottomless Lakes: Fishing was fair using PowerBait for trout.

Brantley Lake: Anglers are required to catch and release all fish here as high levels of pesticides have been found in some fish. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Carlsbad Municipal Lake: Fishing was fair to good using liver for catfish. Fishing was fair to good using PowerBait, salmon eggs and worms for trout. We had no other reports.

Chaparral Park Lake: Fishing was fair to good using salmon eggs, corn and PowerBait for trout.

El Rito Creek: Fishing was good using PowerBait, Zeke’s trout bait and salmon eggs for trout. We had no other reports.

Eunice Lake: Fishing was fair using PowerBait and Fire Balls for trout.

Green Meadow Lake: Fishing was good using PowerBait, worms and salmon eggs for trout.

Greene Acres Lake: Fishing was good using PowerBait and salmon eggs for trout. We had no other reports.

Grindstone Reservoir: Fishing was good using wooly worms, wooly buggers, salmon eggs and PowerBait for trout.

Jal Lake: Fishing was good using PowerBait and salmon eggs for trout.

Lake Van: Fishing was fair to good using PowerBait, worms, salmon egg corn combinations and salmon eggs for trout. We had no other reports.

Oasis Park Lake: Fishing was very good using salmon eggs and PowerBait for trout.

Pecos River: Stream flow below Sumner Lake on Monday was 48.8 cfs. Fishing below Sumner Lake was fair to good using worms, salmon eggs and PowerBait for trout. We had no other reports.

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

Ruidoso River: Stream flow at Hollywood was 56.3 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Santa Rosa Lake: Fishing was slow for all species. Fishing pressure was light.

Sumner Lake: Fishing was slow with just a few walleye and crappie caught by anglers using jigs and worms just off the bottom. We had no other reports.

Raton’s Hallie Medina Among NMAA Scholarship Winners

 

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – The New Mexico Activities Association announced the recipients of the 2017-2018 NMAA Foundation Scholarships.

The NMAA Foundation will recognize the 17 students receiving these scholarships during the NMAA State Basketball Championships which will be held March 6-10.

Over 300 students applied for the scholarships, with nine receiving $1,000, six receiving $1,500, and two receiving $2,500.   There were eight different scholarship categories for which students could submit applications.

Extraordinary Participation Scholarship, presented by the NMAA Foundation ($2,500 each)

*given to students excelling in athletics, activities, and academics

  1. Hallie Medina, Raton
  2. Jorrell Mirabal, Magdalena

“Compete with Class” Scholarships, presented by the NM National Guard ($1,500 each)

*given to students that exemplify the ideals of sportsmanship & the Compete with Class initiative

  1. Benjamin Rees, Los Alamos
  2. Danika Nelson, Texico
  3. Jordin Molina, Carlsbad
  4. Mikayla Garnard, Santa Rosa

 Mario Martinez Memorial Scholarship ($1,500 each)

*given to students excelling in athletics and academics within Class A-3A schools

  1. Carlos Parra, Estancia
  2. Mario Archuleta, Pecos

 Dan & Lucille Wood/Gray Gladiator Scholarship, presented by Subway ($1,000 each)

*given to students excelling in athletics and academics

  1. Abigail Wilton, Fort Sumner
  2. Michael Mounho, Eldorado
  3. Taylor Null, Artesia

Activities Scholarship, presented by Subway ($1,000 each)

*given to students excelling in activities and academics

  1. Clay Bob Stearns, Capitan
  2. Jordyn Stowe, House

El Richards/Francis Walsh Spirit Scholarship, presented by Varsity Spirit ($1,000 each)

*given to students excelling in spirit (cheer/dance) and academics

  1. Jessica Murray, Los Lunas
  2. Lauren Martinez, Grants

 Coach Dick Shelley St. Michael’s HS Basketball Scholarship ($1,000)

*given to students excelling in basketball and academics

  1. Joseph Sena, Espanola Valley

Ralph Ortiz BPOE Elks Club of Santa Fe Scholarship ($1,000)

*given to students excelling in athletics and academics

  1. Scott Komar, Jal

The NMAA Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that was set up in 2007 to support the many students that participate in high school athletic and activity programs across New Mexico.  The funds raised by the Foundation are used for student scholarships and school grants/support.

 

Raton BPW host Candidate Forum

This is the video from the Raton BPW Candidates Forum on Monday evening.

 

In Loving Memory of Herbert P. “Herby” Butt

Herbert P. “Herby” Butt, age 53, died on Monday, February 19, 2018 in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 AM on Monday, February 26, 2018 at the First United Methodist Church in Clayton, New Mexico with Rev. Billy Rammage officiating. Burial will follow in the Clayton Memorial Cemetery by Hass Funeral Directors of Clayton, New Mexico.

ButtHerbyHerbert P. “Herby” Butt was born on July 29, 1964 in Clayton, New Mexico to John Page Butt and Cyvilla (Garst) Butt. He graduated from Clayton High School in 1982 and moved to Fort Worth where he attended vocational college for a couple of years. He then returned to Clayton for a few years and then moved to Albuquerque where he lived for the last 25 years. Herby worked as an electrician and installed commercial fire alarms and fire sprinkler systems all over the state of New Mexico. He loved to fly airplanes and received flight instruction and soloed once but never found the time to finish getting his license. Herby was preceded in death by his father on September 13, 1972, his mother on December 6, 1994, a brother John F. Butt on August 3, 1991, and a niece Tawnya Butt in February of 1974.

SURVIVORS:

1 BROTHER: Thomas P. “Tom” Butt and his wife Michelle of Whitt, Texas.

1 SISTER-IN-LAW: Patty Butt of Roswell, New Mexico.

3 NEPHEWS: Jeff Page and his wife Zane of Aledo, Texas, John Butt of Phoenix, Arizona and Tige Butt of Albuquerque, New Mexico.

1 GREAT-NIECE: Elle Page of Aledo, Texas.

1 GREAT-NEPHEW: Carter Page of Aledo, Texas.

And numerous cousins, extended family members and friends.

RHS 2018 NM HOBY Leadership Seminar Representatives

Raton High School is pleased to announce that Tori Anne Platero and Jaydon Romero will be representing RHS at the 2018 New Mexico HOBY Leadership Seminar that will be held in Albuquerque on the University of New Mexico campus.
The Hugh O’Brien Youth’s (HOBY) flagship program, the State Leadership Seminar is designed to help high school sophomores to recognize their leadership talents and apply them to become effective, ethical leaders in their home, school, workplace and community. The seminar curriculum is based on the Social Change Model of Leadership and develops leadership from three perspectives: Personal Leadership, Group Leadership, and Leadership for Society. Tori Anne and Jaydon will attend a three-day seminar and participate in hands-on leadership activities, meet leaders in their state, and explore their own personal leadership skills while learning how to lead others and make a positive impact in their community. Congratulations Tori Anne and Jaydon!

L to R:  Jaydon Romero and Tori Anne Platero

L to R: Jaydon Romero and Tori Anne Platero

 

In Loving Memory of Betty Mae Tapia

Betty Mae Tapia, age 69, passed away at the Trinidad Inn Nursing Home on February 15, 2019 .

She was born in Trinidad, Colorado on September 23, 1948 to Mary (Chavez) and Leo Aragon.

She attended area schools graduating from Trinidad High School in 1966.

She was employed as a nurse aide and ward clerk at Mt. San Rafael Hospital for 25 years until her retirement.

TapiaBettyMaeOn July 10, 1971, Betty was united in marriage to Isidro Tapia at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Trinidad, Colorado.

She enjoyed playing Bingo, card games and traveling to Cripple Creek.

Betty was a camera buff and liked to take pictures.

She loved her family and always attended her sons and grandchildrens sports event.

Preceding her in death are parents Leo Aragon, Mary Zamora, husband Isidro Tapia Sr., son Isidro Tapia Jr. grandmother Clorinda Chavez, mother and father in law, Pat and Mike Tapia, nephew Richard Bradley, nieces Becky Aguilar and Renee Aguilar,

Survivors are son James (Andrea) Tapia, Co. Springs, CO, grandsons, Marcus Festi, Michael Tapia, Anthony Tapia, Noah Tapia, sister Agnes Vallejos, Trinidad, CO, brother Ben (Joanne) Aragon, Trinidad, numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews other relatives and many friends.

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

Rosary will be Thursday, February 22, 2018 at 7PM at Holy Trinity Church.

Funeral Mass will be Friday February 23, 2018 at 10AM at Holy Trinity church.,

Interment will follow at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery.

Honorary pallbearers are Mark Hernandez, Mike Hernandez, Michael Tapia, Damon Bradley, Les Aguilar, Tim Tapia and Danny Aguilar

Active pallbearers are Larry Vallejos Jr., Luke Vallejos, Marcus Festi, Travis Aragon, Brian Tapia and Zane Bazanele.

Arrangement made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Class A District 5 Girls Basketball Bracket

Class A District 5 Girls Basketball Bracket

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