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CCFA Cowboy Sweetheart Ball

The Colfax County Fair Association is hosting the 2nd Annual Cowboy Sweetheart Ball on February 17, 2018 at the Raton Convention Center.

The nigh will start with a delicious meal from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.  The meal will be provided by Mr. C’s BBQ.  A live auction will begin at 7:30 p.m. Some of the great items that will be up for auction are;  elk and antelope hunts, fishing trips, rifles, grain, 1/2 beef, show pigs, buffalo meat, and sleigh ride. The incredible silent auction will be going from 6:00 p.m to 8:00 p.m. with a variety of wonderful items to bid on.

The evening will be highlighted by Gary Nix and the West Texas Band from Lubbock, TX, providing dancing music.

Tickets are $30.00 for an individual adult and $200.00 for a table of 8. Tickets may be purchased at Mesa Vista Vet Clinic, Colfax County Extension Office or from a CCFA Board Member.



Friends of the Library Book Sale

Raton’s Arthur Johnson Memorial Library

Friends of the Library Book Sale:

Saturday, Feb 10

The Arthur Johnson Memorial Library in Raton, NM is hosting the Friends of the Library Book Sale from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Feb 10. This sale allows the Friends of the Library to assist with the purchase of items outside the library’s regular budget.

This year, the Friends of the Library had a large donation of fiction books. The sale takes donations only—choose as many book as you would like and give as much as you can!

For decades, the Friends of the Library has raised funds for library books, computers, shelves, artwork and even the night book drops located just outside the library. Over the years, the Friend’s of the Library has donated all the patron computers around the library dating back to the first computer for public use in 1993. During the renovation in the mid-1990s, the Friends of the Library provided new book shelves and carpeting for the building. Every summer, they are responsible for the free books for children attending story hour. During the 100th anniversary of the library, the Friends of the Library purchased a local artist’s painting which is on display as part of the library’s permanent collection which began when the first librarian, Evelyn Shuler, hosted fundraising teas to purchase artwork.

The Arthur Johnson Memorial Library is a program of the City of Raton and is located at 244 Cook Avenue in Raton. They are open Monday through Saturday with varying hours. Visit www.arthurjohnsonmemoriallibrary.blogspot.com for details.

Blood Drive

Raton Community Blood Drive is Wednesday, January 31st from 2:30pm to 7:00pm and Thursday, February 1st from 8:00 am to Noon. at the Raton Holiday Inn.


SciFi Alliance of Raton Free Movie Night


Raton Youth Activities Basketball

Registration deadline has been extended to Wednesday, February 7, 2018.  You can take the forms to the schools, Valle Del Sol, and Pinnacle Propane.



Raton Youth Activities Basketball

Elks Youth Basketball applications are out to the schools!! Deadline to return forms with concussion training (instructions are on the back of the application) are due no later than Friday, February 2. Price is $20.00 for first child and $10.00 for every child after that. If you would like to coach a team please pick up a coach’s application from the office at RIS, Longfellow or from Danette Silva. Coaches meeting will take place on Wednesday, January 31st at 6pm at the Elks lodge. Practices will start the week of February 12th, and first games will begin March 3rd. All games will be on Saturdays. Please let us know if you have any questions. Thank you

You can contact Danette Silva, Desiree Silva, and Ernie Brown. You can also contact us on our Facebook page Raton Elks Youth Activities


Taught by Loretta Butler, RN
Reiki Master / Karuna Reiki Master
Friday, Feb 9th — Sunday, Feb 11th
Friday 6 p.m. (dinner) to 9 p.m.
Saturday 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Sunday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
About the Workshop…
Reiki is a technique that increases a person’s supply of life energy.
It is simple and easy to learn, and can be provided to yourself or to others.
The student receives placement from the Reiki Master teacher bringing the person
into a harmonious relationship with the Reiki energy.
Reiki is administered through the hands of a Reiki practitioner by lightly touching
or slightly away from the body.
Reiki treats the whole person: body, emotions, mind, and spirit.
Reiki creates beneficial effects: relaxation, feelings of peace and well being.
It works with medical or other therapeutic techniques.
Call the Mandala Center at 575.278.3002 to register.
Visit www.mandalacenter.org for details.
Private Room: $400 Shared Room: $320
Prices include workshop fees, materials, lodging, and meals.
Commuter Rate $240
Includes workshop fees, materials, and meals.
The Mandala Center is located in northeast New Mexico, 35 miles east of Raton on Hwy 64/87

2018 3 on 3 Basketball League

Raton Parks and Recreation
2018 3 on 3 Basketball League

Fees:$100 per team
Deadline: last day to register will be Friday, January 12, 2018
There will be NO late registrations this year.

Date: Fridays starting January 12th
Time: Games start at 7:30pm
Place: Raton Convention Center
Team Details: . Each team roster must have at least 3 people and can have up to 6; teams can be all male, all female, or Co-ed. There are no age restrictions for players.

For more information please call Raton Parks & Recreation @ 575-445-2413 Registrations can be picked up at the Raton Park and Recreation Offices located in the Raton Regional Aquatic Center.

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:




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.



Boe Lopez, Chair

Colfax Soil & Water Conservation District

In the Matter of the Change of Name of Adelecio Solano





No. D-809-CV-2014-00174


In the Matter of the Change of Name of

Adelecio Solano.







NOTICE:   That Adelecio Solano, Petitioner, has filed a Motion under NMRA Rule 1-060 B (6) to Correct Error in the Petition to Change Name and Order entered in this matter.  The Motion requests that the names “Indalesio Solano; Indalecio Solano, Andelecio Solano and Andalecio Solano” are one and the same person as Adelecio Solano.  The petition under NMSA, §40-8-1, requests that the Petitioner’s name be changed to Adelecio Solano; and that Indalesio Solano; Indalecio Solano, Andelecio Solano and Andalecio Solano” are one and the same person as Adelecio Solano.


The District Court will hear this matter at the Leon Karelitz, Colfax County District Courthouse in Raton, New Mexico.


Any person who has any objections must file such objection in the Colfax County District Court within fifteen (15) days of the last publication of said Notice.





/s/ Paul A. Kastler                                                                                                                 Paul A. Kastler, Attorney for the Petitioner

PO Box 130, 102 Park Ave., Raton, NM 87740

Telephone 575-445-1065

Facsimile 575-445-1055


Vasari LLC files Bankruptcy (Owner of Local Dairy Queen)

At this time the Raton Dairy Queen remains open for business.

By Holly Mayfield

KRTN Multi-Media

The Raton economy may take another hit as the parent company of the local Dairy Queen filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, in Fort Worth, TX, on Monday, October 30, 2017.

Vasari LLC, of Irving, TX, a Dairy Queen franchisee, owns/operates approximately 70 locations in Texas, New Mexico and Oklahoma according to court records from the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Texas, Fort Worth Division. As of Tuesday, October 31, 2017, 22 store locations have already been closed. The franchisee also owns the store in Clayton but it has not been closed or shows up on a list of those to be closed.
Vasari LLC has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. Chapter 11 allows for a business to reorganize its debts and includes a plan to pay its creditors over time, while keeping its business alive.

At this time the Raton Dairy Queen remains open for business.

The following statement was provided by Vasari LLC.

IRVING, Texas, Oct. 30, 2017 – Vasari LLC, a Dairy Queen franchisee based in Texas, filed today for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. Under the Chapter 11 protection, the franchisee will restructure the company to close a significant number of underperforming restaurants by the end of the year, resulting in a smaller but financially stronger company with approximately 45 remaining restaurants in growing markets.
For continuously updated information on closures and the restructuring, visit donlinrecano.com/vasari.
“This decision was based solely on what’s best to have a healthy company and ensure the long-term success of our core restaurants for our customers, employees and other stakeholders,” said William (Bill) Spae, president and CEO of Vasari. “Given the support we have from our primary stakeholders toward a consensual plan of reorganization, we believe this process should have minimal impact on our customers and employees at the remaining restaurants.”
The restructuring allows the company to protect approximately 700 jobs at its remaining restaurants. Employees at affected locations are being paid in full for time worked, and both human resources and area operations managers are available during crew members’ transition. Vendors, customers or others with questions may direct them to Donlin, Recano & Company, Inc at (212) 771-1128 or vasariinfo@donlinrecano.com.
In the coming years, Vasari plans to modernize and improve facilities in its remaining restaurants.

The following is a preliminary list of stores to be liquidated according to a motion to retain an auctioneer

1 Hobbs 220 West Bender Boulevard Hobbs New Mexico 88240
2 Raton 1630 Cedar Street Raton New Mexico 87740
3 Clinton 720 West Gary Boulevard Clinton Oklahoma 73601
4 Admiral 7819 East Admiral Place Admiral Oklahoma 74115
5 Owasso 9495 North Owasso Expressway Owasso Oklahoma 74055
6 Crosbyton 303 West Main Street Crosbyton Texas 79322
7 Denver City 500 West Broadway Denver City Texas 79323
8 Idalou 108 West 1st Street Idalou Texas 79329
9 Lockney 217 South Main Street, Lockney, TX 79241 Lockney Texas
10 Merkel 1107 North 7th Street Merkel Texas 79536
11 Post 601 North Broadway Post Texas 79356
12 Seagraves 1005 Railroad Seagraves Texas 79359
13 Clarendon 603 West 2nd Street Clarendon Texas 79226
14 Claude 298 West 1st Street Claude Texas 79017
15 Coleman 2000 South Commercial Avenue Coleman Texas 76834
16 Perryton 1014 South Main Street Perryton Texas 79070
17 Shamrock 1243 North Main Street Shamrock Texas 79079
18 Wellington 1010 Houston Street Wellington Texas 79095
19 Dalhart 215 Oak Avenue Dalhart Texas 79022
20 Dumas 224 S. Dumas Avenue Dumas Texas 79029
21 Gruver 200 Main Street Gruver Texas 79039
22 Haskell 211 North 1st Street, Haskell, TX 79521-5904 Haskell Texas 79521
23 Stratford 502 East Texas Avenue Stratford Texas 79084
24 Cedar Hill 303 West Copper Street Cedar Hill Texas 75104
25 Carrollton 3488 East Rosemead Parkway Carrollton Texas 75007
26 Waco 125 LaSalle Waco Texas 76706
27 San Augustine 1010 Nacogdoches Highway San Augustine Texas 75972
28 Conroe 1612 North Frazier Street Conroe Texas 77301
29 Giddings 977 East Austin Street Giddings Texas 78942