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Sangre de Cristo Chronicle, Sept. 5-11, 2013


A Publication of the Sangre de Cristo Chronicle

Vol. 1, No. 1, 24 Pages

County mulls new tax for jail

Thursday, Sept. 5-11, 2013

Recovery Tour

By Todd Wildermuth For the Comet

RATON — Colfax County officials plan to hold community meetings in the near future to explain the need for enacting a county-wide 1/16-percent gross receipts tax to raise money for a major expansion of the county jail in Raton. County commissioners hope to win public support for the tax before possibly putting it in place to help fund the project that for the last couple years has been the county’s top capitalimprovement priority but has yet to move past the design stage. The Vigil-Maldonado Detention Center has been plagued by overcrowding for years. The facility — built in 1989 on Hereford Avenue in south Raton — is designed to hold 42 inmates, yet the jail’s population has averaged 51 during the past six months, according to VMDC Administrator Gabe Sandoval. He said about 75 percent of the inmates in the jail these days are violent offenders. A few different expansion design options have been drawn up by architects. The one favored by Sandoval has a cost of about $4 million and would more than double the number of inmates the jail could house, expanding the bed count to 96, as well as adding a segregation unit, a new administration building and a new intake center where prisoners are processed into the jail. Interim County Manager Cheryl Navarette said the project’s cost could be reduced by eliminating things such as the new administration building and intake center and simply continuing to use the administration and intake facilities that are in the existing jail building. SEE Tax on page 4

Photo by todd wildermuth/for the comet

With Lake Dorothey in the background, New Mexico U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich (center, facing camera) talks with engineer Scott Berry during a tour of the Track Fire recovery area Friday (Aug. 30). Heinrich came to Raton to tour the recovery area and discuss the continued progress of the recovery effort. See Page 2 for more.

A note from the owner Readers, Welcome to the Raton Comet! It’s named after a paper that was published in Raton in the 1880s. In those days, the Comet reported on the outlaw Clay Allison, and how he shot a man named Juan Alvarez in cold blood. I hope the stories are tamer today, but I am sure the new Raton Comet will cover whatever news there is. My family has been in the newspaper business for a long time. My father Robert McKinney bought the Santa Fe New Mexican in 1949, in the paper’s 100th year. I took over ownership on his death at age 91 in 2001. He started The Taos News in 1959, and I became owner of that

paper in 1978. I have owned the Sangre de Cristo Chronicle since 2006, when I bought it from Guy and Marsha Wood. My newspapers regularly win the New Mexico Press Association’s top awards. Several times, The Taos News has been named the best weekly paper in the country by the National Newspaper Association. My philosophy for newspapering is to have the best possible news report, advertising mix, print quality and delivery. I often hear from readers that I have succeeded in that. I hope you enjoy reading the Comet. I don’t have any direct ties to Raton, but my family has known the neighborhood. My father’s

FISHING REPORT From New Mexico Game and Fish

Lake Alice: We had no reports from anglers this week. Lake Maloya: Trout fishing was fair to good using salmon peach Power Bait and a wide variety of nymphs.

Robin McKinney Martin Owner


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The best reports came from anglers fishing early and late in the day.

Cimarron River: Water flow below Eagle Nest Lake on Monday was 27 cfs. Trout fishing was good using

grandfather Robert Moody shipped on the Santa Fe trail during the Civil War, later becoming ranch manager for circus-man P.T. Barnum on a ranch near Walsenburg, Colo. My mother’s father Steve Trigg bought a ranch near Mosquero, N.M. in what is now Harding County, in 1917 — my cousins still live there and have the same Angus herd that he brought from Texas. I was born in Santa Fe, and still live north of that city with my husband Meade Martin. His father was born in Pueblo, Colo. I love the Raton area, and hope with a new weekly newspaper, that together we can keep Raton a great place to live! n

zebra midges, Cimarron specials, stimulators, elk hair caddis, brassies, worms and salmon eggs. Fishing at the Gravel Pit Lakes was fair to good using salmon eggs, worms and Pistol Petes.



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Patriotic project set for Sept. 11

Down to Earth

photo by Todd wildermuth/For the Comet

The 27,792-acre Track Fire of June 2011 severely damaged Sugarite Canyon State Park to the northeast of Raton, including burning nearly 75 percent of the city’s watershed around Lake Maloya at the north end of the park and Lake Dorothey on the Colorado side of the state line. While heavy equipment continues to turn burned trees into mulch that helps prevent sediment from washing down the hillside into Lake Maloya, the revitalization of the watershed area has included the planting of 12,000 trees this year. Pictured here, engineer Jason Phillips shows U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich and others some of the mulch during a tour of the recovery area Friday (Aug. 30). In addition to touring the fire-recovery area with city, county, State Forestry and park officials, Heinrich visited the site in south Raton on which construction of the new Veterans Administration medical clinic is taking place.

RATON — This year, the Colfax County Foster Grandparent and Senior Companion Programs have collaborated with members of the VFW Post 1793, Colfax County Rapid Response Volunteer Firefighters, and the Independent Riders of Raton to create a service project to recognize Sept. 11 as a national day of service and remembrance. Fourth- and fifth-grade students have been asked to participate in an essay contest, writing about what 9/11 means to them. The essays will be judged by members of the VFW, Raton Independent Riders, and Colfax County Rapid Response. Twenty winners will be allowed to help hang flags at 6:30 a.m. Sept. 11. Volunteers from all programs mentioned will also be present to participate. “This is a great way of teaching our children and the community to recognize and remember the lives of those lost, pay tribute to those who rose in service, and honor those who continue to serve our country today, including veterans, soldiers, military families, and first responders,” event organizers said in a press release. Colfax County Foster Grandparent and Senior Companion Programs are sponsored by Citizens for the Developmentally Disabled. For more information, contact Remy Garcia or R.P. Romero at 575-445-5674 ext. 215. n — For the Comet

County Fair: Junior Livestock Show results announced SPRINGER — The 2013 Colfax County Fair Livestock Show was held Aug. 10 and 11 in Springer. Participants showed swine, sheep, goats, poultry, steers and rabbits. The Colfax County results are as follows: Market Swine Class 1 Light Weight Hogs • 1st — Kara Burton, Springer 4-H • 2nd — Nysia Chavez, Vermejo 4-H • 3rd — Antonio Chavez, Springer 4-H • 4th — Kyra Laumbach, Springer 4-H • 5th — Antonio Chavez, Springer 4-H • 6th — Audriana Apodaca, Springer 4-H Class 2 Medium Light Weight Hogs • 1st — Tucker Berry, Johnson Mesa 4-H • 2nd — Kylie Daugherty, Springer FFA • 3rd — Amber Olona, Vermejo 4-H • 4th — Dean Olona, Vermejo 4-H • 5th — Dean Olona, Vermejo 4-H

Vermejo 4-H • 3rd — Kyra Laumbach, Springer 4-H • 4th — Kara Burton, Springer 4-H Class 4 Medium Heavy Weight Hogs • 1st — Tucker Berry, Johnson Mesa 4-H • 2nd — Thomas Casper, Vermejo 4-H • 3rd — Ryan Montoya, Johnson Mesa 4-H • 4th — Shiann Weisdorfer, Vermejo 4-H • 5th — Kaden Riggs, Vermejo 4-H Class 5 Heavy Weight Hogs • 1st — Jaidyn Swartz, Vermejo 4-H • 2nd — Jaidyn Swartz, Vermejo 4-H • 3rd — Shiann Weisdorfer, Vermejo 4-H • 4th — Kolten Riggs, Vermejo 4-H • 5th — Ryan Montoya, Johnson Mesa 4-H • 6th — Thomas Casper, Vermejo 4-H Grand Champion Swine, Jaidyn Swartz Reserve Champion Swine, Jaidyn Swartz Swine Showmanship

Class 3 Medium Weight Hogs • 1st — Tristan Chavez, Vermejo 4-H • 2nd — Seth Henriquez,

Junior • Grand Champion Showmanship — Jaidyn Swartz

• Reserve Champion Showmanship — Kaden Riggs Senior • Grand Champion Showmanship — Tucker Berry • Reserve Champion Showmanship — Leiandra Lucero Swine Herdsman, Jaidyn Swartz Market Lambs Class 1 Light Weight Market Lambs • 1st — Hannah Burton, Springer 4-H • 2nd — Wade Burton, Springer 4-H • 3rd — Wade Burton, Springer 4-H • 4th — John Davis, Rocky Mountain 4-H Class 2 Medium Weight Market Lambs • 1st — Kylie Daugherty, Springer FFA • 2nd — Kylie Daugherty, Springer FFA • 3rd — Hannah Burton, Springer 4-H • 4th — John Davis, Rocky Mountain 4-H • 5th — Wade Burton, Springer 4-H Class 3 Heavy Weight Market Lambs • 1st — Owen Burton, Springer 4-H • 2nd — Owen Burton,

Springer 4-H • 3rd — Karissa Crosswhite, Springer 4-H • 4th — Karissa Crosswhite, Springer 4-H Grand Champion Lamb, Kylie Daugherty Reserve Champion Lamb, Hannah Burton Lamb Showmanship Junior • Grand Champion Showmanship — Owen Burton • Reserve Champion Showmanship — Wade Burton Senior • Grand Champion Showmanship — Hannah Burton • Reserve Champion Showmanship — Kylie Daugherty Lamb Herdsman Award, Owen Burton

Class 2 Medium Weight Market Goats • 1st — Austin Decker, Springer 4-H • 2nd — Kaden Riggs, Vermejo 4-H • 3rd — Dmitry Wiseman, Johnson Mesa 4-H • 4th — Leiandra Lucero, Vermejo 4-H • 5th — Hunter Kuchan, Vermejo 4-H • 6th — Hunter Kuchan, Vermejo 4-H Class 3 Heavy Weight Market Goats • 1st — Kolten Riggs, Vermejo 4-H • 2nd — Dmitry Wiseman, Johnson Mesa 4-H • 3rd — Austin Decker, Springer 4-H • 4th — Dylan Wiseman, Johnson Mesa 4-H Grand Champion Goat, Austin Decker Reserve Champion Goat, Kolten Riggs

Market Goats Goat Showmanship Class 1 Light Weight Market Goats • 1st — Megan Petrie, Rocky Mountain 4-H • 2nd — Leiandra Lucero, Vermejo 4-H • 3rd — Megan Petrie, Rocky Mountain 4-H • Cloverbud — Keira Kuchan, Vermejo 4-H

Junior • Grand Champion Showmanship — Kolten Riggs • Reserve Champion Showmanship — Dylan Wiseman Senior • Grand Champion SEE LIVESTOCK on page 3

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Fogging continues as mosquitoes get more active By Todd Wildermuth For the Comet

RATON — After a relatively inactive mosquito season for most of the summer, the flying pests are carrying out a late-summer attack in many parts of Colfax County. This year’s mosquito situation was not too noticeable earlier in the summer, but the county has been getting an increasing number of calls and complaints about the potentially disease-carrying bugs in recent weeks. County commission Chairman Jim Maldonado recently said the county’s contractor, Albuquerque-based Roadrunner Public Health, is conducting spraying, or fogging, operations to try to kill some of the bugs. County officials issued a statement that said Roadrunner will continue the fogging, as well as “manage water for larval control” until Sept. 30. Each year, Roadrunner usually begins its mosquitocontrol efforts around the end of March by placing time-release larvicide briquets in potential waterholding areas where mosquitoes can breed and young

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Showmanship — Leiandra Lucero • Reserve Champion Showmanship — Dmitry Wiseman Goat Herdsman, Dylan Wiseman Market Steers Class 1 Short Market Steers • 1st — Taylor Moore, Springer 4-H • 2nd — Aubrey Jespersen, Springer 4-H • 3rd — Tucker Berry, Johnson Mesa 4-H • 4th — Shyan Hill, Springer 4-H • 5th — Ryan Montoya, Johnson Mesa 4-H Class 2 Medium Market Steers • 1st — Thomas Jeffers, Rocky Mountain 4-H • 2nd — Ryan Montoya, Johnson Mesa 4-H • 3rd — Tristan Chavez, Vermejo 4-H • 4th — Kylie Daugherty, Springer FFA • 5th — Austin Decker, Springer 4-H • 6th — Ben Goebel, Vermejo 4-H Class 3 Tall Height Steers • 1st — Ryan Montoya, Johnson Mesa 4-H • 2nd — Nysia Chavez, Vermejo 4-H • 3rd — Amber Olona, Vermejo 4-H • 4th — Ben Kamp, Johnson Mesa 4-H Grand Champion Steer, Thomas Jeffers Reserve Champion Steer, Ryan Montoya Class 6 County Bred and Raised • Grand Champion County Bred and Raised Steer, Ryan Montoya • Reserve Champion County Bred and Raised Steer,

mosquitoes can hatch. When water builds up in those sites, the larvicide is released, killing the larvae in hopes of reducing the adult mosquito population that later takes to the air. Recent heavy rains have created more than the usual number of standing-water locations, giving mosquitoes a late-summer surge, according to Roadrunner President Dr. Paul Sandoval. He said many of those sites were not on the usual larvicide-treatment cycle done in the spring. The $3,000-a-month contract for Roadrunner’s spring and summer work calls for the company to not only address the mosquito situation in the unincorporated areas of the county, but to also provide services in the incorporated municipalities. The process of fogging involves a truck with a chemical sprayer driving through communities. Roadrunner is concentrating its current fogging efforts in Raton, Cimarron and Springer in the areas of city parks and recreation fields, as well as school sports fields, Sandoval said.

Kylie Daugherty • 3rd — Ryan Montoya Class 7 Breeding Heifers • 1st — Taylor Moore, Springer 4-H • 2nd — Tristian Chavez, Vermejo 4-H Steer Showmanship Junior • Grand Champion Showmanship — Taylor Moore • Reserve Champion Showmanship — Ben Kamp Senior • Grand Champion Showmanship — Ryan Montoya • Reserve Champion Showmanship — Shyan Hill Steer Herdsman Award, Austin Decker Poultry • Grand Champion Market Poultry, Jessica Zajicek • Reserve Champion Market Poultry, Taylor Moore • Grand Champion Breeding Poultry Pen, Shiann Weisdorfer • Reserve Champion Breeding Poultry Pen, Megan Petrie • Grand Champion Poultry, Shiann Weisdorfer • Reserve Champion Poultry, Jaidyn Swartz Poultry Showmanship Junior • Grand Champion Showman, Jaidyn Swartz • Reserve Champion Showman, Shiann Weisdorfer Rabbit • Grand Champion Market Rabbit Pen, Ben Goebel • Reserve Champion Market Rabbit Pen, Ben Goebel Rabbit Showmanship Junior • Grand Champion Rabbit Showman, Kaden Riggs • Reserve Champion Rabbit Showman, Ben Goebel n


Sandoval said it is a lot tougher to try to control the mosquito population by fogging than it is by killing the larvae before they fly away from the breeding sites. People are encouraged to eliminate potential mosquito-breeding sites by removing or fixing items on their properties that can collect rainwater, such as empty planters, toys, unused kiddie pools, clogged rain gutters and old tires. Things like bird baths and pets’ water dishes should have the water refreshed every few days to prevent those things from welcoming mosquitoes, and decorative ponds should have a pump to move the water, Roadrunner recommends. According to Roadrunner, a half inch of water in a coffee cup is sufficient to breed a few hundred mosquitoes. Mosquitoes can carry, and pass on through their bites, diseases that include West Nile virus that infects humans, heart worm that gets into dogs and western equine encephalitis that targets horses. The equine encephalitis can also be passed from horses to humans through the air. n

Sugarite Canyon to host Master of the Mountains relay RATON — Sugarite Canyon State Park will host the Master of the Mountains relay event at 8 a.m. Sept. 14. The event will feature a trail run, paddling, biking and a tactical shotgun shooting course. “We are excited to partner with the City of Raton and the National Rifle Association Whittington Center to present this challenging and exciting event,” Sugarite Canyon State Park Superintendent Robert McIvor said. “This is a great way to experience the many different terrains at Sugarite Canyon and challenge yourself for your personal best.” The Master of the Mountains event will run on two different courses. The short

course features a six-mile run, a three-mile paddle course, and a 20-mile bike course. The full course includes the same features, but also adds a shotgun shooting course at the Whittington Center. The event will conclude with an awards ceremony at historic First Street in Raton. Registration costs $150 per person, or $100 per person for team registration. Day-use park fees of $5 apply. Visit or call 575-4455607 for more information. Master of the Mountains coincides with the Great Outdoors Main Street Fair and Street Dance in downtown Raton. n — For the Comet


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The county has budgeted about $500,000 for the project while making unsuccessful requests in past years to the Legislature for the remainder of the money. Navarette said detention centers have not been a priority of state lawmakers when it comes to handing out capital-outlay money. So last week the commission expressed a desire to pursue the needed funds through a gross receipts tax that state law allows counties to enact for purposes related to correctional facilities. The law allows a county commission to enact a correctional-facility tax of up to 1/8 percent, but it must be done in separate 1/16-percent increments at different times. Commissioner Bill Sauble said 26 counties have put both increments in place, but Colfax County has not enacted either one. Navarette said a 1/16percent tax would bring in

an estimated $200,000 a year, enough to meet payments on a 20- or 25-year loan the county would seek from the New Mexico Finance Authority to fund the jail expansion. Sauble described the overcrowding at the jail as the county’s “biggest liability concern” and said the overcrowding creates “risks (that) far outweigh the cost of building a new structure.” He said the commissioners, along with the county manager and jail administrator, will “have to make our case” to the public for the new tax to expand the jail. Commissioner Landon Newton called for the commission and other county officials to discuss the matter “in our communities” before the commission votes on the new tax, each increment of which can be put in place by a simple majority vote of the three-person commission. However, state law does give the commission the option of putting the question to a public vote by scheduling a referendum election. The commission on Aug. 27 unanimously approved a

motion directing Navarette to set up community meetings for the county officials and public to discuss the tax proposal and need for the jail expansion. Newton said he would like to have the meetings throughout the county organized by the end of October. On the same day that the commission brought up the tax idea, it also adopted a resolution supporting the legislative priorities of the New Mexico Association of Counties for next year’s Legislature. Those priorities include increasing the local-option gross receipt tax available for counties to enact for correctional facilities. Colfax County’s overall gross receipts tax rate in unincorporated areas is 5.75 percent, which includes some state taxes, meaning someone making a purchase at a store or from a service provider outside any municipal limits pays 5.75 cents in tax on each dollar spent. Two other New Mexico counties have tax rates equal to Colfax’s rate while only three of the state’s 33 counties have lower rates, according to figures from

the state Taxation and Revenue Department. An additional 1/16-percent tax would add a penny in tax to every $16 spent. The county’s taxes apply within municipalities in the county, as well, and municipalities have varying overall tax rates dependent on the taxes each has enacted within its boundaries. In Colfax County, municipal tax rates range from a low of 5.875 percent in Maxwell to a high of 7.9375 percent in Raton. Sauble said he is “not comfortable” voting on a new tax until he and other county officials get out to discuss and explain the need for it. He pointed out public support is important since citizens could later petition for a referendum election that could potentially wipe out any tax ordinance passed by the commission. To try to alleviate the jail overcrowding, the county has previously arranged agreements with other jails in Taos and Las Vegas allowing the county to house some of its prisoners at those locations for a set fee per prisoner. However, that proved

to be too expensive, Sandoval said. Sandoval pointed out Colfax County could create a situation in which it is renting space to other counties once VMDC is expanded. He said a larger jail in Raton could enable Colfax County to make some money by renting space to house other counties’ prisoners when Colfax County has space available. Neighboring Harding County, which does not have its own jail, has an agreement with Colfax County to house its prisoners at VMDC, but the jail usually does not have room to take extra inmates. If the county commission adopts the new tax, state law says it would go into effect Jan. 1 or July 1, whichever comes first after three months expire from when the county notifies the state that it approved the tax ordinance. Under that scenario, if the county does not hold its community meetings until October or later, followed by the commission approving the tax soon after, the tax could not go into effect until July 1 next year. n


Greetings from Raton’s new writer By Dale Ann Deffer Staff writer

Hi! I’m excited to be taking on the new position of writing the news in your community. I hope all of you out there will come forward and introduce yourselves and feel comfortable dropping me an email or phoning on what’s happening in Raton. Originally from Pennsylvania where I was born, I then moved to New York where I graduated from high school. My 91-yearold mother still lives there in her own house and has just recently relented and given up the keys to her car, with much arm-twisting. I went to college the first time at the University of

California in Santa Barbara, majoring in American history and specializing in the settling of the West. Once reading books about crossing the prairie in a wagon train, I was totally hooked. I became fascinated with the West and have spent much of my working life out here. I lived in Oklahoma, most recently in Tahlequah which is the heart of the Cherokee nation. I wrote freelance there for five different publications, including magazines such as “Tulsa People” and “The Current.” I, like Johnny Depp, always rooted for the Indians while watching television and keep abreast of Indian issues. My education includes a master’s degree in journalism from the University of Arizona,

which I received in 1993. I then worked in and around the Tucson area, including writing on the Mexican border in Douglas. I became fascinated with immigration and was an eyewitness to many people carrying all their belongings in a plastic bag while trying to make it across a sliver of land into Arizona. I have always jumped up for the underdog in a situation, and this is a continuing controversial issue which I follow nationally. Although I started off as sort of an indoor girl, I became a committed outdoor person as my son, Eric, grew up. Learning how to camp and cook out and roughing it was an exciting adventure. I served my internship in Big Bear Lake,

DALE ANN DEFFER Calif. and know the issues of a mountain resort community. Since I am from a snowy area, I know cold weather and have had to put studs on

my tires to make it around. I understand it gets plenty cold around Raton in the winter. I am looking forward to finding a cozy home to be in while I venture out to attend your meetings to improve your community and address any concerns or just find some fascinating and unique people with some great stories. On a personal note, I am divorced with one son, Eric, who is about to graduate from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Md. and is also about to be married to his fiancee, Annette. n Editor’s Note — Dale Ann Deffer lives and works in Raton. Contact her at 520-250-2504 or

Comet joins award-winning papers A Publication of the Sangre de Cristo Chronicle

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By Lisa Morales General manager

On Sept. 5, 2013, we published the first edition of the new Raton Comet. I am very pleased to bring local news, entertainment, features and sports coverage to the area after the closure of the Raton Range. Adding a new publication to our newspaper group adds great value to the surrounding markets we already cover with shared pages in both the Sangre de Cristo Chronicle and Raton Comet. Even though we are starting small with four

pages devoted exclusively to Raton plus sports coverage, we hope to grow in size. We are looking into a website to launch by the first of the year. In the meantime, you can log onto www. to view news from the Raton Comet. Our goal is to focus on two distinct strategic priorities and opportunities that would maximize the long-term potential of the Raton Comet as a stand-alone publication. Raton is a community filled with residents and businesses alike who really care about the growth and future of their town. Our company and employees

are dedicated to providing a news source you can be proud of. We will deliver the Raton Comet to homes located inside the city limits. You can also pick up a free copy at Super Save, Kmart, Raton Visitor Center, Miners’ Colfax Medical Center, downtown Raton, the federal building on 3rd Street, the Raton Post Office and RBS True Value, to name a few. We welcome your letters to the editor and your feedback. Our contact information can be found in our publication box located on Page 4. For advertising call 575-3772358. n

What & When Tuesday, Sept. 10

Monday, Sept. 9 Raton Public Schools Board of Education meeting.

Raton City Commission meeting at 6 p.m. Colfax County Commission meeting, from 9 to 11 a.m., at the county courthouse. n



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Arts About Town in Angel Fire attracts an eclectic mix By Jacqui Binford-Bell For the Chronicle

ANGEL FIRE — El Centro Plaza was the setting for Saturday’s (Aug. 31) Arts About Town, an eclectic street fair that started 18 years ago when a few local artists gathered in front of Mini Mart Plaza to present their wares. The event was hosted by the Moreno Valley Arts Council, and the organization’s Executive Director Katherine McDermott said this year’s fair was the biggest since 2008. It included local artists and those from as far away as Amarillo, Texas. Robert S. Donivan of Stone Arts and Jewelry of Edgewood said this was his first fair in Angel Fire. Pamela Kirk of Angel Fire has displayed her distinctive beaded jewelry at Arts About Town since that first gathering in front of the Mini Mart Plaza 18 years ago. Other local artists who are long-term participants include McDermott, Wende Woolley Photography and Shirley Ellingboe of Appletree Art. Many local artists now have studios on Artistic Vistas and Treasures Trail, also under the arts council’s umbrella, due to early successes in Arts About Town. Participation as a vendor is quite informal, and the street fair always has a mix from bird houses to stained glass and jewelry, paintings and books sold by the author. Visitors to

photos by Jacqui Binford-Bell/for the chronicle

Above: Jason and Evelyn Padilla sit with their art. Below: Art by Shirley Ellingboe. Arts About Town were walking away with purchases and contact information before heading out to visit art studios and attend other events in Angel Fire and surrounding areas. The fair was first named Angel Fire Arts Crawl after being taken under the umbrella of the Moreno Valley Arts Council. Its frequency was reduced from twice a year to just the Saturday of Labor Day weekend to cooperate with the Angel Fire Parade of Homes for marketing

purposes. When the number of vendors at the local event grew, Albuquerque, which had its own Arts Crawl, demanded a name change. Renamed Arts About Town, the fair reached its high point of vendor participation in 2008, when vendor booths were at El Centro Plaza, Mini Mart Plaza and Cove Arts Center. n

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Top: Pamela Kirk stands with some of her artwork. Bottom: Books by author Bill Dunmire are on sale at the fair.

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Little Britches


Wednesday, Sept. 4 Rotary Lunch at noon at Hail’s Holy Smoked BBQ and More.

575-377-2443 for directions.

Monday, Sept. 9

Wheeler Peak Cowboy Fellowship, every Wednesday at 6 p.m., in the fellowship hall at United Church of Angel Fire.

Thursday, Sept. 5

Alcoholics Anonymous meeting, open to the public, 7 p.m. every Monday in the basement at United Church of Angel Fire.

Tuesday, Sept. 10

Duplicate bridge at noon, every Thursday at the Angel Fire Community Center.

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Logan Wiseman of Paola, Kan., the grandson of Jeannie Barnes of Raton, was the world champion in the 13 and younger category of the National Little Britches Rodeo Association finals in Pueblo, Colo. in July. Pictured at right is National Little Britches Rodeo Association 2013 Princess Claire Vincent.

Angel Fire Planning and Zoning Commission meeting, from 5 to 7 p.m., at Village Hall.

Every Tuesday, Pickleball clinics for beginners, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Angel Fire Resort tennis courts, call Jim McPherson at 501915-3512 for information.


Al-Anon meetings, every Tuesday from 5 to 6 p.m. in Angel Fire, call

Sept. 9, Angel Fire Garden Club meeting, 9:30 a.m. at the home of

Penni Davey. For more information, call 505-2507150. Sept. 12, Mountain Sports of Angel Fire grand opening, ribbon cutting and business after hours, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Sept. 10, Angel Fire Village Council meeting, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in Village Hall. Sept. 21, National Veterans Wellness and Healing Center benefit golf tournament, for more information call 575-377-3055. Sept. 24, Public forum for proposed bond measure for Cimarron Municipal Schools, from 6 to 7 p.m., at Moreno Valley High School.

Worship With Us... Angel Fire

Angel Fire Baptist Church: Located on State Road 434. Sunday service: Fellowship is at 9:30 AM, Sunday School at 9:45 AM, and Morning Worship is at 10:45 AM Nursery available for all services. Pastor, Brian Nystrom. Prayer requests. (575) 377-3107. Christ our Savior Lutheran Church: Located on Elliot Barker Lane (next to the health clinic). Worship on Sundays is at 11 AM. Pastor Quarles. (575) 377-2814 or (575) 377-2443. Holy Angels Catholic Church: Located at the Angel Fire Community Center. Mass is celebrated Saturday at 5:30 PM. Pastor, Fr. Emmanuel Izuka (575) 377-3332. Moreno Valley Community Church: Located on the southwest corner of the Cove Arts Building. Invites everyone to worship Sunday evenings at 6 PM. MVCC is a network church of LifeChurch TV. United Church of Angel Fire: Located at 40 West Ridge Rd. off Hwy. 434. Invites everyone to worship. Sundays: Sunday School at 9:45 AM; Blended Worship Service at 11am. Our congregation is multidenominational Christian & currently embraces over 12 denominations. Pastor Richard Safford. (575) 377-1559. Wheeler Peak Cowboy Fellowship: Everyone welcome, nondenominational worship, old time gospel, and contemporary music every Wednesday night at 6:00 p.m., Potluck 6 p.m., Music 6:30 p.m. Located in Fellowship Hall at United Church of Angel Fire at 40 West Ridge Rd. off highway 434.


Immaculate Conception Church in Cimarron: Sundays at 10 AM Pastor, Fr. Emmanuel Izuka 575- 376-2553 United Methodist Church: Come Worship with Us! Located at Hwy. 64 and Collison. Celebrating, living, sharing the discipleship of Jesus Christ. Sundays: Adult & Children’s classes are at 9:45 AM and Worship is at 11 AM. We are a church at work and will encourage and support your faith journey. Rev. Ellen Y. Swain, Pastor. (575) 376-2977.

Eagle Nest

Eagle Nest Baptist Church South Tomboy, 10AM Sunday Morning Fellowship of Christian Cowboys: Now at Eagle Nest Baptist Church. Services every Sunday at 1:30pm Please come & join us. Food/ fellowship & music. For more info call Nona at 377-3432. Idlewild Interdenominational Community Church meets every Sunday morning at 10:30 am from Fathers day thru Labor day, Features guest ministers from various denominations each Sunday. Take Road 127 at Golden Eagle RV Park approx. 2.5 miles, then follow Road 6 and “ Worship Center” signs. Everyone welcome. Call 575-377-3334 for more information. Moreno Valley Church of Christ: Located on Hwy 64, 2.5 miles south of Eagle Nest. Meets Sunday for Bible Study at 9:30 AM. Worship Service Sundays at 10:30 AM & 6 PM. - and Wed at 6:PM Cecil Burch, Minister. You are invited to worship with us. (806) 676-5714. St. Mel’s Catholic Church: Mass is Saturday at 4 PM. For info call Pastor, Fr. Emmanuel Izuka (575) 376-2553.

Red River

Faith Mountain Fellowship Church: Located at the corner of River Street & Copper King Trail. Meets for non-denominational services Sundays 10:15 AM Fellowship, 10:30 AM Service and Revolution Service at 6 PM. Wednesday Worship 6:45 PM. Pastor Ed Hampton. (575) 754-6653. First Baptist Church: Located at 103 High Cost Trail. Invites everyone to join us Sundays at 8 AM for Praise & Worship service, 10:30 AM for regular service. Wednesday, 6 – 7:30 PM, children and adult Bible study. Pastor Joe Phillips. (575) 754-2882.

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Eagle Nest

Volunteers install rafters on Eagle Nest pavilion By Jacqui Binford-Bell For the Chronicle

EAGLE NEST — Eagle Nest Mayor Richard Cordova led a work party Aug. 24 and 25 to install the rafters on the new pavilion in Enchanted Eagle Park. Volunteer workers included Eagle Nest residents Paul Atzberger, Scott Chafin, Bill and Stacy Ewing, Greg Nesbit, Joseph Prindle and Joshua Schrandt. The installation of the rafters is a big step. Next is fascia, slab and roof. The pavilion is approximately 60 percent completed now. Faye Longo, secretary of the Eagle Nest Parks Commission, said the pavilion and Enchanted Eagle Park are being constructed almost entirely with volunteer labor and donated materials. Mammoth Mill in Eagle Nest donated the logs, and Prindle Brothers Construction shaved them for the installation of the rafters. The pavilion is just one of the improvements planned for Enchanted Eagle Park. Much more work remains on the park, as water and lighting, public rest rooms, benches and tables are also in the plans. The goal is to create a family-oriented community park. The first step of the process was the demolition of the oldest building in Eagle Nest. The planting of trees, erecting of the park sign, and construction of the pavilion has begun. For anyone who would like to help complete the park, Longo said, scheduled work parties are being posted on the village of Eagle Nest Facebook page

at of.eagle.nest. The next parks commission meeting is scheduled for October. The exact date and time will be posted on the Facebook page. n

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Clockwise from top: The new rafters on the pavilion at Enchanted Eagle Park are ready for a roof. New plants are also coming to the park. Workers install the rafters on the pavilion.

Low Eagle Nest Lake level could make Fish Fest more fun By Jacqui Binford-Bell For the Chronicle

EAGLE NEST — The 21st Annual Eagle Nest Fish Fest is scheduled for Sept. 21-29 this year. Low water in the lake will be no problem, Eagle Nest Marina owner Sue Finley said. It might even make the contest more fun, with all 300 tagged trout crowded into a smaller space. The number of tagged trout is not being reduced. The people who catch tagged trout will be eligible for four jackpot drawings as well daily door prize drawings. The entry fee for Fish Fest is $20 for all nine days. That money goes into the pot for

the jackpot drawings. Tickets are available at numerous businesses in Eagle Nest including Eagle Nest Marina. For further information, call 575-377-6941. A valid New Mexico fishing license is required to fish on Eagle Nest Lake. Eagle Nest Lake is down to about one-half of its capacity, but the benefit of the lowering water level has been a reduction of suckers in the lake. Bears have come in at night to eat the suckers trapped in the shallows. Finley said she saw the lake this low about 10 years ago, and it recovered. Fishing at the lake is good, she reports. Because of the lower water level, the north boat dock is

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A participant in last year’s Eagle Nest Fish Fest shows off his catch. high and dry. But New Mexico State Parks extended the south dock for boat launching.

Fishing from the shoreline has not been affected. The number of northern pike in the lake

has been reduced primarily by fishermen enjoying no limits on the species. Fish Fest is supported by Friends of Eagle Nest Lake and sponsored by Eagle Nest Marina. Other events put on by Friends of Eagle Nest Lake include the Polar Bear Plunge and the ice fishing tournament. Last year a stock tank was donated to use for the plunge because of low water levels. It was considered to be less than a success, so the event has been canceled for this year. The ice fishing tournament is in February and dependent upon low temperatures to freeze the lake, said Friends board member Nancy Loritch, but it is still on the schedule for 2014. n

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Dorothy Westphall feeds her husband Walter Westphall a bite of cake during the 100th birthday celebration for Walter’s father, the late Victor “Doc� Westphall, as David Westphall Veterans Foundation President Chuck Howe looks on Saturday (Aug. 31) at Vietnam Veterans Memorial State Park.

Memorial didn’t come easy, founders’ son says BY JESSE CHANEY Managing editor

ANGEL FIRE — Like soldiers on the battlefield, the founders of the Vietnam veterans memorial near Angel Fire did not accomplish their goals without a fight. “They could not have known how great the hardships and struggles of creating and sustaining this memorial would be,� Walter Westphall, son of the late Victor “Doc� and Jeanne Westphall, said during his father’s 100th birthday celebration Saturday (Aug. 31) at Vietnam Veterans Memorial State Park. Walter said he sometimes wished he had tried to persuade his parents to honor Vietnam veterans another way, but they probably wouldn’t have listened. “So great were their convictions that they probably would have built the chapel even if they would have known that a painful struggle was ahead,� he said. “Typical of members of The Greatest Generation, once the project begun, there was no turning back no matter how difficult the problems became.� Victor and Jeannie used their own funds to construct the Vietnam Veterans Peace and Brotherhood Chapel after Walter’s then 28-year-old brother David was killed in the Vietnam War. They dedicated the memorial north of Angel Fire in the midst of the controversial war on May 22, 1971, the Disabled American Veterans managed it from 1982 to 1998, and the site became Vietnam Veterans Memorial State Park on Veterans Day 2005. Ron Milam, a military historian and member of the David Westphall Veterans Foundation, said Victor was a World War II veteran and had a construction business in the Moreno Valley when he learned of David’s death. “His family was on a path for American happiness and prosperity,� Milam said during the program. “...That path was severely interrupted when a Marine vehicle drove up to his workplace and the officer informed him of the death of his son, David. There can be no greater heartbreak than to be told about the death of your son or daughter. That horrific news set in motion the odyssey that culminates in what we do here today.� Sam Donaldson, an ABC News reporter and anchor who once covered the Vietnam War, said the memorial honored soldiers at a time when many Americans did not. “We pay homage to the people who are defending us. In those days we didn’t. And it’s our shame,� Donaldson said during the program. “And the reason we didn’t is because we didn’t like the fact we could no longer rule the world. We couldn’t do it. And somebody had to be blamed.� Donaldson added that he believes people view the Vietnam War differently today than they did in the early 1960s.

Don “E-Z� Burns of Sacramento, Calif. lays commemorative bricks along the sidewalk Saturday (Aug. 31) at Vietnam Veterans Memorial State Park.

“Unfortunately, unwisely, wrongly, too many of us blamed the boys and girls that were carrying out the mission,â€? he said. “And this memorial is a testament to the fact that the Westphalls knew better. And those of you here today know better. And I think the American people know better.â€? Victor would have turned 100 on Oct. 13. The David Westphall Veterans Foundation held the celebration early so it would coincide with the annual brick-laying ceremony at the memorial this year. During the event, the foundation and volunteers lined the memorial’s sidewalks with more than 450 red bricks inscribed with the names of military personnel or units. They also installed eight black bricks to honor eight recipients of the Congressional Medal of Honor, which is the U.S. military’s highest award for valor in action against an enemy force. The foundation sold the bricks for $75 apiece through a fundraiser, which generated about $21,800 for the memorial. The memorial received about $10,000 more from donations and the sale of items in its gift shop Saturday. Much of the money came from the sale of a limited-edition coin commemorating Victor’s 100th birthday. The Medal of Honor recipients honored Saturday are: s-ARVIN'3HIELDS CONSTRUCTIONMECHANICINTHE53.AVY!LTHOUGH

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Sam Donaldson, an ABC News reporter and anchor who once covered the Vietnam War, speaks during the program.

Ron Milam, a military historian and member of the David Westphall Veterans Foundation, speaks during the program.

An oversized U.S. flag flaps in the wind behind the Huey helicopter at the memorial during the program.

Levente Varga of Hungary, a performer with Music From Angel Fire, plays the National Anthem during the program.

Members of the New Mexico National Guard attended the program in uniform.

wounded, Shields resupplied fellow soldiers who needed ammunition, carried a more critically wounded man to safety and resumed firing at the enemy during a battle in Vietnam, saving the lives of many fellow servicemen. Shields died earning the Medal of Honor. s7ILLIAM%"ARBER CAPTAININTHE53-ARINE#ORPS&OLLOWINGAN attack that killed many of his soldiers, Barber requested permission to stand fast after receiving orders to fight his way back to a relieving force, which would have severed contact with 8,000 trapped Marines. He chose to risk the loss of his command rather than sacrifice more men, which was a factor in the successful withdrawal of the division. Barber died of cancer in 2002. s*AMES-3PRAYBERRY FIRSTLIEUTENANTINTHE53!RMY3PRAYBERRY continually exposed himself to take out enemy forces and protect his patrol during a battle, killing 12 enemy soldiers, eliminating two machine guns and destroying numerous enemy bunkers. Sprayberry retired from the Army in 1988 and lives in Alabama. s!UDIE,-URPHY SECONDLIEUTENANTINTHE53!RMY-URPHY climbed on a burning tank destroyer, which was in danger of blowing up at any moment, and employed its machine gun against the enemy, saving his company from possible encirclement and destruction. Murphy died in

a plane crash in 1971. s2ALPH(*OHNSON PRIVATEFIRSTCLASSINTHE53-ARINE#ORPS Johnson hurled himself on a hand grenade, saving the life of a fellow Marine and preventing the enemy from penetrating his sector, while serving as a reconnaissance scout in action against the North Vietnamese Army and Viet Cong forces. Johnson died earning the Medal of Honor. s%MIL*+APAUN CAPTAINANDCHAPLAININTHE53!RMY4AKENASA PRISONEROFWARBY#HINESEFORCES +APAUNWASSEVERELYPUNISHEDFOR SNEAKINGAROUNDTHEPRISONCAMPSTOCAREFOROTHERSOLDIERS+APAUNDIED earning the Medal of Honor. s*AMES%LLIOT7ILLIAMS BOATSWAINSMATEFIRSTCLASSINTHE53.AVY With utter disregard for his own safety, Williams exposed himself to the hail of enemy fire to direct counter-fire during a three-hour battle, inspiring the efforts of his men to defeat a larger enemy force. Williams died in 1999 at age 68. s&RANKLIN-ILLER STAFFSERGEANTINTHE53!RMY-ILLERSINGLE handedly repulsed attacks by a numerically superior enemy on multiple occasions while serving as a team leader of an American-Vietnamese long-range reconnaissance patrol operating deep within enemycontrolled territory. Miller died in 2000 at age 55. N


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Red River

Red River Aspencade to bring back steampunk theme RED RIVER — Scheduled for Sept. 27-29, Red River’s Aspencade Arts and Crafts Fair will return with a steampunk theme this year. According to, steampunk is “a mix of science fiction, the industrial revolution, romance, history and fantasy.” “We’re featuring a steampunk fashion show and costume contest this year, so join in the fun while you’re here,” the website states, adding that Calamity Jane’s, Candy Crate, Frye’s Old Town, Main Street Mercantile and The Mountain Shop all sell steampunk gear. The annual three-day festival draws vendors selling handmade crafts, jewelry, home furnishings, food, art, pottery and specialty goods. The music lineup for this year includes Hwy 38 Houndogs, The Damn Band and Philip J. Brooks. For more information, call the Red River Chamber of Commerce at 800-348-6444 or visit Event Schedule Friday, Sept. 27 • 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. — Event exhibition in Brandenburg Park and inside the Red River Conference Center • 11 a.m. — Outdoor artist demonstration • Noon to 2 p.m. — Music in Brandenburg Park • Noon — Gold panning demonstrations by Wild Bill’s at Brandenburg Park

• 1 p.m. — Outdoor artist demonstration • 2 to 4 p.m. — Philip John Brooks musical performance at Brandenburg Park • 4 to 5 p.m. — Music at Brandenburg Park • 6 p.m. — Free Spaghetti Western (“Wild, Wild West”) at Bull O’ the Woods Saturday, Sept. 28 • 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. — Event exhibition in Brandenburg Park and inside the Red River Conference Center • 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. — Free children’s programming • 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. — World Fast Draw Competition • 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. — Silent auction at the conference center • 11 a.m. — Outdoor artist demonstration • 11 a.m. — Madame FiFi’s History Trolley Tour; sign up at the Red River Community House before 10 a.m. • Noon to 2 p.m. — Philip John Brooks musical performance at Brandenburg Park • Noon — Gold panning demonstration by Wild Bill’s at Brandenburg Park • 1:30 p.m. — Steampunk Fashion Show at the conference center • 1 p.m. — Indoor artist demonstration • 2 to 3 p.m. — Music at Brandenburg Park • 3 p.m. — Outdoor artist demonstration • 3:30 p.m. — Children’s activity

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Visitors at last year’s Aspencade event appeared in steampunk costumes. • 3 to 4:30 p.m. — Music at Brandenburg Park • 4 p.m. — Silent auction ends Sunday, Sept. 29 • 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. — Event exhibition in Brandenburg Park and inside the Red River Conference Center • 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. — World

Fast Draw Competition • Noon to 2 p.m. — Philip John Brooks musical performance at Brandenburg Park • Noon — Gold panning demonstrations by Wild Bill’s at Brandenburg Park • Noon to 1 p.m. — Indoor artist demonstration • 1 p.m. — Steampunk

costume contest at the conference center • 2 to 3 p.m. — Music in Brandenburg Park • 3 p.m. — Winter raffle for lodging, ski package and meals ($5 per ticket or five for $20) • 3 to 4 p.m. — Music in Brandenburg Park n — Staff Report

World Championship Fast Draw will highlight event RED RIVER — Howard Darby, Jon Wilson, Jon Rivera and Nick Ione have three things in common. They are good friends, they love the sport of fast draw, and they are the four fastest men with cowboy guns in the world. Darby, from Canada, has won more than a dozen world fast draw overall championships in the years he has been competing and was the last man to win the grueling Fastest Gun Alive championship when it was last held years ago. Jon Wilson, from California, is the reigning fast draw World Champion for 2011 and 2012 and is trying for a third year in a row. Darby, also known as “Spinner” for his fancy gun-handling talents, and Wilson, also known as “Trickshot,” have both appeared on numerous network cable television shows demonstrating their shooting skills. Jon Rivera, a retired deputy sheriff from California, and Nick Ione,

known as “Nick the Quick,” are relatively new to worldclass fast draw competition but have demonstrated the ability to run with the big dogs. Rivera has already won two major championships this year in Canada and North Dakota and is at the front of the world points for the year. “Nick the Quick” won a major contest in Colorado last April and in August set a new world record of .242 thousandths of a second in the ten-foot wax championship in Jamestown, N.D. All four of these top guns will be converging on Red River Sept. 28 and 29 for the final contest of the year, the World Balloon Elimination Championship. They will be shooting black powder blanks at balloon targets eight feet away connected to a digital timer, and there is sure to be blazing speed as these guys go for the championship money and the world points. Find these fast guns and a

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Participants in last year’s World Championship Fast Draw event fire their guns.

lot of other competitors in Red River during the Aspencade Arts and Crafts Fair. They won’t be hard to find — just listen for the guns firing

around main street starting about 10 a.m. on both days. To try the sport of fast draw, just ask someone wearing a gun what it takes

to get started in the World Fast Draw Association. More information can be found at n — For the Chronicle

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Parade of Homes: Sutton Construction wins top award By Jesse Chaney Managing editor

ANGEL FIRE — With its “flawless” craftsmanship and expansive covered deck, an Angel Fire home built by John R. Sutton General Building Contractor earned the Sangre de Cristo Homebuilders Association’s Grand Hacienda award for 2013. “After three or four years, now I can always tell a John Sutton house because the fit and finish is pretty much flawless,” said contest judge Kim Shanahan, executive officer of the Santa Fe Area Home Builders Association. “...John buys a lot of stuff, but when he puts it together it really is flawless.” Located at 24 Cochiti Circle, the Grand Hacienda was voted the best of the eight houses on the local association’s 2013 Parade of Homes Saturday and Sunday (Aug. 31 and Sept. 1) in Angel Fire. During the Parade of Homes awards banquet Aug. 29 at Zebs Restaurant and Bar, Shanahan announced that the Grand Hacienda also won awards for best craftsmanship and best exterior on a home worth more than $500,000. “When you drive up to it, it’s just a simple-looking single-story home. But if you go around to the backside ... you will see how stunning that home is,” Shanahan said. “It could have got the award for the most surprising exterior, too.” The home features two bedrooms, three bathrooms, 1,726 square feet of space in the main living area, 817 square feet of space in the basement, an 857 squarefoot garage, and 1,114 square feet of decking on the backside. It has StarMark cabinets, KitchenAid appliances, Integrity Wood-Ultrex windows, Kohler fixtures, aspen tongue-and-groove ceilings, a stacked-stone fireplace, custom tile bathrooms and showers, and a stucco exterior. “The style is so different up here,” Shanahan said. “And it’s always just so refreshing to come and see something a little bit different than what we do down in Santa Fe.” 2013 Awards • Grand Hacienda — John R. Sutton General Building Contractor, 24 Cochiti Circle • Most creative — Mammoth Construction Company, 11 Tam O’Shanter • Best craftsmanship, more than $500,000 — John R. Sutton General Building Contractor, 24 Cochiti Circle • Best exterior, more than $500,000 — John R. Sutton General Building Contractor, 24 Cochiti Circle • Best interior, more than $500,000 — Mammoth Construction Company, 17 Dancing Bear • Best craftsmanship, less than $500,000 — Dale Jackson Custom Building, 12 Mescalero Circle • Best exterior, less than $500,000 — Campbell Rhea Construction, 18 Colonial Trail • Best interior, less than $500,000 — Dale Jackson Custom Building, 12 Mescalero Circle n

Above: Lisa Sutton speaks with a guest on the Angel Fire Parade of Homes Saturday (Aug. 31) in this year’s Grand Hacienda, which was built by her husband John R. Sutton. Left: Pictured from left, Dale Jackson, BJ Lindsey, Eric Hoffmann of Mammoth Construction Company, John R. Sutton and John Rhea of Campbell Rhea Construction gather with their awards during the Parade of Homes awards banquet Aug. 29 at Zebs Restaurant and Bar. Chronicle Photos by Jesse Chaney

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ShortGrass Music Festival scheduled for Sept. 20-22 CIMARRON — In the vast grasslands of northeastern New Mexico, the ShortGrass Music Festival is once again preparing a feast of live performances by top concert artists for a weekend of music Sept. 20-22 in and around Cimarron. Appearing at this year’s festival will be Celtic musicians Adam Agee and Jon Sousa on fiddle, guitar and banjo Friday evening at the historic Kit Carson Museum at Rayado; Texas alternative outlaw and country rock icon Joe Ely Saturday night at Colfax Tavern and Grill, and the dynamic violin/cello Duo Parnas Sunday afternoon at Cimarron United Methodist Church. Agee and Sousa are among Colorado’s premier traditional Irish musicians, performing songs and tunes on fiddle, guitar, tenor banjo and more. Both have studied in Ireland, and their music is steeped in the idiom — energetic, colorful and alive. Thanks to Philmont Scout Ranch, this concert will be presented in the sala, or main hall, of the Kit Carson Museum at Rayado, 11 miles south of Cimarron. This classic, hacienda-style adobe, now a living history museum, is a restoration of Kit Carson’s own home built there in the 1840s. The concert will begin at 8 p.m., and refreshments will be served outside. Joe Ely’s high-octane blend of Texas progressive country outlaw rock goes back to Lubbock, Texas in the 1970s, where he and Jimmie Dale Gilmore and Butch Hancock put together The Flatlanders, playing country western with rock-and-roll attitude. His new album, “Satisfied At Last,� is classic Ely, guitar powered and accordion laced, and highlights his status as one of the pioneers of alternative country rock, rhythm and blues. Over the years, he has

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been embraced as a kindred spirit by artists as diverse as Bruce Springsteen, Linda Ronstadt and the Clash. He will be on stage and under the stars at the Colfax Tavern 11 miles north of Cimarron on U.S. 64. A dance will begin at 7 p.m., and attendees must be 21 or older. Violinist Madalyn Parnas and cellist Cicely Parnas are gifted young soloists as well as chamber musicians

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wrote. See them live at the United Methodist Church in Cimarron at 4 p.m. Sunday afternoon. The church is a small venue with limited seating. Tickets for all performances may be purchased in advance through the Cimarron Chamber of Commerce at 575-376-2417 or 888-376-2417, online at the newly launched festival website www., or at the door immediately before the concert. Tickets cost $10 for Agee and Sousa, $20 for Joe

Ely and $10 for Duo Parnas, and guests 18 and younger may attend at no cost. The ShortGrass Music Festival is a nonprofit organization dedicated to bringing a variety of music to the schools and communities of northeastern New Mexico. It is supported entirely by grants, ticket sales and donations. For more information, visit www.shortgrassfestival. com. n — For the Chronicle

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Lady Rams open volleyball season with 3-0 win By Leroy Chavez Sports writer

CIMARRON — The Cimarron High School Lady Rams parlayed a solid allaround offense with a strong defense to win the season opener against Des Moines Aug. 29 at home. “We’re a different team when we have everyone present,” Lady Ram coach Alberta Martinez said. “The team played solid ball for all three games, though we had a little letdown in game two.” The Lady Rams had no problem in game one, winning the opening contest 25-12 then using a comeback to win game two 25-19. Cimarron easily won game three 25-19, though the game was never in doubt. “I’m really pleased with the way we’re playing right now and the great chemistry we have,” Martinez said. “We still make little mistakes we can correct and the younger players are still learning their positions, but it’s early in the season and we can only improve. The potential is there for a good season.” Clayton tourney On Saturday (Aug. 31), the Lady Rams traveled to Clayton

to compete in a one-day volleyball tournament and four matches. “It was a good tourney for us because of the amount of court time we were able to get,” Martinez said. “Right now, we have played more matches than practices. It’ll be good to get a weekend off. We can definitely use a whole week of practice just to work on our on-court positioning and on-game situations. Once the young players learn their positions correctly, the game will slow down for them and they can play without thinking.” The Lady Rams opened the tourney by downing the C-team from Guymon, Okla. by scores of 25-23 and 25-21. Cimarron then encountered Class AA Mora and lost the match 2-1. The Rangerettes won game one 25-14, then watched the Lady Rams counter with a 23-25 win in game two. Mora put the match away with a 15-7 win in game three. In the third match, the Lady Rams met up with Des Moines and won 2-1. The scores of the match went 25-23, 26-28 and 15-6. In their final match, the Rams lost to the Clayton junior varsity. The Yellowjackettes won game

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Lady Ram Selina Rael spikes the ball against Des Moines in a Cimarron victory. one 25-16 and game two 25-19 to seal the match. “By the final match we were worn out, but the kids gave it their all,” Martinez said. “Our serving was inconsistent at the tournament, and the younger

kids played with a little fear. However, at times we looked really, really good. I’m really happy with our leadership from our older girls. They have it together and are working with the younger girls, really encouraging

them.” The Lady Rams will be off this weekend but will resume play on Sept. 13 to host Santa Fe Waldorf at 4 p.m. at home. On Sept. 14, the Rams will travel to Mosquero to play the Lady Pirates at 5 p.m. n

Cimarron Rams fare well at Sundevil cross-country invite By Leroy Chavez Sports writer

ESPANOLA — The Cimarron High School Rams stepped up in competition at the Espanola Sundevil Invitational Crosscountry Meet on Saturday (Aug. 31), holding their own against their mostly AAA and AAAA counterparts. “It was a tough, challenging, hilly course on an extremely hot day, but the kids did real well,” Ram coach Patricia LeDoux said. “The competition was tough in every race from the junior varsities to the varsity.” A loaded Taos Tiger team looks to be one of the best in Class AAA and won the title with a low score of 48 points, while perennial AAA contender St. Mikes was second with 60 points. Class AAAA Espanola was third with 79 points and was followed by West Las Vegas with 113 points, Santa Fe Indian School with 120 points and Cimarron with 147 points. Santa Fe Capitol, a Class AAAA, competed with only four runners and did not register a team score. “We have tried to toughen the meet schedule, so we probably won’t be high in the team standings, but it’ll pay off big when it counts,” LeDoux said.

23:45 clocking, while “Individually, you can tell Zena Stevenson placed who ran in the summer 25th in 27:14. and who didn’t. We also “Amy had a strong have more in-team race and finished real competition, and that well for us, while Zena will pay off when district ran a strong race,” and state roll around. We LeDoux said. “We hope plan to defend our state to add a few more title.” girls as the season Individually, Jacob progresses so that we Subratie led the Ram can enter a team at pack with a 15th-place state.” finish in the 48-team The Running Rams field. Subratie’s time will compete in the was a respectable 19:24 huge University of New clocking. Matthew Mexico Cross-country Niemic ran perhaps Invitational that brings his best race ever with together 80 percent a 23rd-place finish in of the cross-country 19:54 and was followed teams from the state by Henry Sime with a to run in one venue. 20:09 effort good for The meet is run in 29th place. Levi Smith conjunction with the finished in 39th place in UNM college invite 21:53 and was followed and will be held at the by Reuben Mulkey (41st Chronicle Photo By leroy chavez University North Golf place) in 22:13 and Chris Coca (43rd) in 22:22. Amy Gonzales had the top Ram effort with a sixth-place finish at the Espanola Course. The varsity boys will toe the Thomas Gallegos, who cross-country invite. starting line at 8:45 is expected to be one of a.m. the big guns on the squad, “This meet will give us a who placed 20th in 28:57, and quality depth to the squad.” was away on a family outing Justin Sedillo, who placed 25th in good idea of where we stand In the junior varsity race, and will add another top-notch with other schools our size and 36:16. three Ram runners represented frontrunner to the team. how we compare to all schools,” Two Lady Rams represented Cimarron with Thomas Jeffers “The biggest surprises for LeDoux said. “It should be a fun Cimarron in the girls’ varsity placing 12th overall with a 23:42 us were turned in by Matthew experience competing in such a race, with Amy Gonzales placing effort for the 3.1-mile course. (Niemiec) and Levi (Smith),” large event.” n a team-high sixth place with a Also competing was Josh Trujillo, Ledoux said. “Both will add

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Raton Tigers rally to beat Rattlers 35-21 in season debut By Leroy Chavez Sports writer

RATON — The Raton High School Tigers, unveiling a new pistol offense and a new 3-4 defense, came from a 21-7 halftime deficit to defeat eastern New Mexico power Tucumcari by a score of 35-21 in the season opener for both squads on Friday (Aug. 30) night. “The kids played real well. We came out and made some mistakes early and fell behind, but they responded well to adversity,” Tiger coach Brock Walton said. “It can be tough for high school kids not to quit when they are down, but the kids stuck with it and made a great comeback.” The Tigers successfully reversed a 35-13 beat down to the Rattlers last year and showed continued improvement during the course of the game. Raton switched from the spread offense to the pistol, which lines up the quarterback only four yards behind the center with a running back directly behind the signal caller. Reads are quicker, and the running game becomes a viable option as does the pass. The defense now utilizes a nose guard and two tackles on the line and four linebackers and four defensive backs. The Rattlers took the opening kickoff and marched down the field, scoring a touchdown at the 6:15 mark of the first period, but Raton answered back at the 2:13 mark as Anthony Saenz ran the ball in from 10 yards out and Toby Henson tacks on the PAT to make the score 7-7 at the end of the first stanza. Tucumcari bounced back successfully in the second period, running the ball to score for the second time at the 9:09 mark to make the score 14-7. Raton

marched right back down the field and appeared headed for a touchdown when the Rattlers intercepted a Cam Baird pass on Tucumcari’s five yard line at the 7:40 mark. The Rattlers then proceeded to pound the ball down the field again and scored in the final 2.9 seconds of the half. Tucumcari took a 21-7 lead at intermission. “Offensively we were misaligned at the snap, which created problems for us and put us in a bad position,” Walton said. “We knew we could correct that, but an injury to Andreas Vargas to an already thin offensive line was a bigger concern. That was quickly fixed when wide receiver Jacob Concha switched his No. 87 jersey for No. 56 then settled in for Vargas at left tackle. With center Jordan Darras verbally guiding Concha the switch was successful.” “We usually have eight offensive linemen, but three of them were unable to play tonight for various reason. So the line consisted of only five players, and losing Vargas could have been a disaster,” Walton added. “Vargas may be able to play against Trinidad; it’ll be a game-day decision.” In the opening drive of the second half, Baird connected with Luiz Ruiz for a 17-yard touchdown pass, the PAT failed, but Raton cut the margin to 21-13 with 9:43 left in the quarter. The Rattlers marched right down field again, but Raton came up with the first big defensive stop of the night. The defensive stop was helped by the second team defensive unit that spelled the varsity for a couple of plays during the Rattlers’ possession. “We worked with the second team defense for just that occasion; when our starters

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Tiger Jacob Concha makes a game-clinching tackle late in the fourth quarter. needed a breather they go in with a lot of energy and hopefully force something,” Walton said. “Most of our starters play both ways, and it gives them a little relief.” In the ensuing possession, Baird hit Caleb Wood on the right sideline and Wood sprinted 72 yards for a touchdown. Henson’s PAT was good, and Raton tied the game at 21-21 to end the quarter. At the 8:33 mark in the fourth period, Luke Cimino stopped Tucumcari on a 4th and 4 and Raton took possession. A few plays later, the Tigers used a newly-installed double-reverse halfback pass from Henson to Wood that went for 49 yards and a touchdown. The PAT by Henson made the score 28-21 Raton with 7:15 remaining. With Tucumcari going for a first down, at midfield on a fourth down with five minutes remaining, Tiger Jacob Concha made a huge tackle on the ball carrier to give Raton the ball. At the 3:15 mark, Baird connected with Wood again, this time for a 26-yard touchdown,

and Henson’s PAT made the score 35-21. “Our defensive coaches made some key adjustments to our defense at halftime, which helped stop the momentum Tucumcari gained in the first half,” Walton said. “It was a total team effort, now we set our sights on Trinidad.” • RATON: 7 - 0 -14 -14 = 35 • TUCUMCARI: 7 - 14 - 0- 0 = 21 • Passing: Baird 12-15, 198 yards and three touchdowns; Henson 1-1, 49 yards and one touchdown • Receiving: Wood 4 receptions for 167 yards, 3 touchdowns; Henson 5 receptions for 43 yards; Ruiz 4 receptions for 37 yards and one touchdown • Rushing: Mendez 12 rushes 94 yards; Saenz 4 rushes 38 yards; and Baird 2 rushes 33 yards Coal bucket battle The big rivalry game in which the traveling trophy (the coal bucket) is awarded to the victor almost didn’t happen, as Trinidad

almost dropped its football program due to turmoil in the program. The Miners have since regrouped and will offer another challenging game for the Tigers. “The Miners’ forte is to use their size and run the ball down your throat on offense, while on defense they work hard at getting to the quarterback,” Walton said. “It’ll be a typical Raton-Trinidad game.” The Miners are spearheaded by a couple of hard-hitting players in 6’-2” 290 pound Nick Paradiso and 5’10” 245 pound Eric Lopez. The Tigers offensive unit will start Jordan Darras over the ball, Mackenzie Main and Brent Trujillo at the guards, and Andreas Vargas and Tristan Baca at the tackles. Wide receivers include Toby Henson, Caleb Wood and Luiz Ruiz, while Cam Baird will quarterback with Jordan Mendez and Anthony Saenz in the backfield. Defensively, the Tigers will line up with Main at nose guard, Baca SEE FOOTBALL on page 24

Raton Lady Tigers down La Junta 3-0 in volleyball debut By Leroy Chavez Sports writer

RATON — The Lady Tigers of Raton High School downed a quality La Junta, Colo. squad in three straight games to open the 2013 volleyball season Aug. 31 at home. “The girls played real well for a season opener and played like you would expect from a veteran team. They didn’t panic and stuck to the game plan,” Raton volleyball coach Zack Romero said. “It was a great team effort that started from a good pass to a good set and ended with a good hit.” Raton won game one 25-23, game two 25-23 and game three 25-22 to seal the match 3-0 against a team that had defeated Raton during the summer. The Raton junior varsity and C-team ran into solid La Junta squads that swept the young

players by identical 2-0 match scores. “A lot of the junior varsity and C-team players are new to high school competition, and it will take time for them to improve their skills and to learn the game at this level,” Romero said. “Everyone just needs to be patient and support the kids for their efforts. In time they’ll be OK.” As for members of the varsity team, at times they appeared in mid-season form and looked like a team that could challenge District 2AAA power Pojoaque and West Las Vegas. “It’s a long season, but we have the experience and team chemistry is good,” Romero said. “How far we go will be dependent on keeping that team chemistry intact and working on improving all aspects of the game — the little details.”

One aspect of the game that Raton looked solid in was the serving game, as Raton served a solid 92 percent as a team for the match. The service percentage in game one was 88 percent, it improved to 92 percent in game two and reached a high of 96 percent in game three. Individually for the match, Leah Cimino served 100 percent with three aces; Shania Dorrance served 100 percent with one ace; Ila Medina served 100 percent with one ace; Mikala Vertovec served 95 percent with one ace; Sarandon Walton served 94 percent with one ace; Ashley Neurauter served 88 percent with one ace and Kallista Dorrance served 75 percent with two aces. “Our service was excellent as a whole, but I thought our strongest part of the game was our passing,“ Romero said.

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Kristina Jansen and the Lady Tigers turn back La Junta 3-0. “If you can’t pass, you end up playing defense all night long. I also felt the girls never panicked. It’s always good to play under control, and this veteran team showed that.” The Lady Tigers will travel

to Clayton on Saturday (Sept. 7) to battle a tough Class AA Yellowjackette squad. The C-team is scheduled to hit the court at 2 p.m. with the junior varsity and varsity to follow. n

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#3749096 The Colfax County Mosquito Management Program is in full operation. Due to heavy monsoons, the mosquito population is higher than normal. You can help decrease the mosquito population by eliminating any standing water on your property. Items that can provide breeding grounds for mosquitos include toys, planters, buckets, wagons, bird baths, trash bags, unused kiddie pools, clogged rain gutters, leaky sprinklers, old tires, or anything that holds water. Did you know that half an inch of water in a coffee cup will breed a few hundred mosquitoes? Even what we think of as fresh water can provide breeding ground. Bird baths, water troughs, and pet dishes need to be refreshed with water every three days. Decorative ponds need to have the pump running at least 12 hours every day. When outside during peak mosquito hours, cover up as much as possible. Seniors and children should also use a mosquito repellant. It is recommended to use the repellent on the child’s clothes and not on the skin like a sunblock. Enforcement of standing water on private property is handled by the New Mexico Environment Department under Nuisance Abatement, Mosquito Abatement and Control. The County will continue to fog for adult mosquitoes and manage water for larval control until September 30, 2013. (as reported by Dr. Paul Sandoval, Roadrunner Public Health, Inc., P.O. Box 30606, Albuquerque, NM 87190, 505-232-2847) (#3949096; pub., 0 8 / 2 9 / 2 0 1 3 ; 09/05/2013)

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#3949095 STATE OF NEW MEXICO IN THE PROBATE COURT COLFAX COUNTY IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF FAITH BLACKMORE, DECEASED. NO. 2013-5256 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned has been appointed personal representative of this estate. All persons having claims against this estate are required to present their claims within two (2) months after the date of the first publication of this notice, or the claims will be forever barred. Claims must be presented either to the undersigned personal representative at the address listed below, or filed with the Probate Court of Colfax County, New Mexcio,

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y located at the following address: PO Box 1498, Raton, NM 87740. Personal Representative: Quentin C. Ralph 421 1/2 N. 4th St. Raton, NM 87740 575-707-2000 (#3949095; pub.; 0 8 / 2 9 / 2 0 1 3 ; 09/05/2013) l

#3949101 SPECIAL MEETING SEPTEMBER 6, 2013 PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Colfax County Board of Commissioners will meet in Special Session on Friday, September 6, 2013 at 9:00 a.m. in the Commission Chambers at the Colfax County Courthouse, Raton, NM for the following: This agenda can be viewed on the Colfax County Website at AGENDA 1. Call to Order 2. Approve Agenda 3. Recognize Visitors 4. Closed Session Pursuant to NMSA 1978, Section 10-15-1-(H) 2: Limited Personnel Matters, County Manager Interviews 5. Discuss/Action Open Session, Limited Personnel Matters County Manager 6. Adjourn Done this 30th day of August, 2013 (#3949101; pub.; 09/05/2013)

#3949102 REGULAR MEETING SEPTEMBER 10, 2013 PRELIMINARY AGENDA PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Colfax County Board of Commissioners will meet in Regular Session on Tuesday, September 10, 2013 at 9:00 am in the Commission Chambers at the Colfax County Courthouse, Raton, NM for the following: This agenda can be viewed on the aColfax County Website at 1. Call to Order 2. Pledge of Allegiance 3. Approve Agenda 4. Approve Regular Meeting Minutes August 27, 2013 5. Rcognize Visitors 6. Discuss/Action Approve Expenditures 7. Discuss/Action Approve Taos Pine Payments 8. Discuss/Action Moment of Silence in Memory of Anthony Coronado, Colfax County Rapid Response Volunteer Fire Fighter 9. Discuss/Action DFA’s Approval of Colfax County’s Final Budget Fpr Fiscall Year 2013-2014 10. Discuss/Action Impose Property Tax Rates for 2013 Tax Year 11. Discuss/Action Resolution #2013-34, Resolution Establishing an Application for Assistance Standard Under the Local Economic Development Act (LEDA) 12. Discuss/Action Colfax County Senior Citizens Program 13. Discuss/Action


Oil and Gas Ordinance 14. Discuss/Action Appoint New Board Member to Fill Vacancy on South Central Colfax County Special Hospital District Board 15. Discuss/Action Ratify Change Order #3 Philmont Fire Burn Building-DLM Contracting 16. Reports - VMDC. Road, Sheriff, Loss prevention 17. Commissioners’ Docket 18. Manager’s Docket 19. Attorney’s Docket 20. Adjourn (#3949102; pub.; 09/05/2013) #3949103 SPECIAL MEETING September 6, 2013 PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Colfax County Board of Commissioners will meet in Special Session on Friday, September 6, 2013 at 9:00 am in the Commission Chambers at the Colfax County Courthouse, Raton, NM for the following: This agenda can be viewed on the Colfax County Website at Agenda 1. Call to Order 2. Approve Agenda 3. Recognize Visitors 4. Closed Session Pursuant to NMSA 1978, Section 10-15-1(H)2: Limited Personnel Matters, County Manager Interviews 5. Discuss/Action Open Session, Limited Personnel Matters County Manager 6. Adjourn (#3949013

#3949103 STATE OF NEW MEXICO IN THE PROBATE COURT OF COLFAX COUNTY, in the matter of the estate of John L, Romero, deceased. No. 2013-5252. NOTICE TO CREDITORS. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned has been appointed personal representative of this estate. All persons having claims against the estate are required to present claims within two (2) months after the date of the first publication of this notice, or the claims will forever be barred. Claims must be presented either to the undersigned personal representative at the address listed below, or filed with the Probate Court of Colfax County, New Mexico, located at the following address: Post Office Box 1498, Raton, NM 87740. Dated July 18, 2013 Frances Romero 405 E. 11th St., Cimarron, NM 87714 575-376-2419. (#3949103; pub.; 0 9 / 0 5 / 2 0 1 3 ; 09/12/2013)

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ANGEL FIRE â&#x20AC;&#x201D; The Angel Fire Garden Club will meet on Monday (Sept. 9) at the home of Penni Davey, 50 Vista Del Valle, for a program on â&#x20AC;&#x153;Getting your garden ready for winter.â&#x20AC;? Refreshments will be

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and Concha or Mendez at the end positions, Henson, Martin Ortiz and Dylan Query defensive backs and strong safety Ruiz. Games of interest Ratonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s next opponent, the Trinidad Miners, lost a heartbreaking


1997 CLUB CAR GOLF cart. 48 volt witg 2month old batteries. Full enclosures & charger. Good condition. $1600.00 377-6308

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WINTER SPORTS Ski Shop 2013-2014 Ski Season Hiring friendly and talented sales person for our retail clothing an accessories department. Also, openings in our ski/snowboard rental shop fitting boots and adjusting skis & snowboards. Apply in person or Call between 10am - 5 pm. 575-377-6612. Ask for or leave message for Herbert.

26-25 verdict to the Albuquerque Academy Chargers. The Miners trailed 19-7 in the third period then rallied in the fourth, but just fell short. Other scores of future Raton opponents: Taos 14/Bernalillo 12; Clayton 57/West Las Vegas 6; Portales 14/Las Vegas Robertson 6; Los Lunas 50/Aztec 0; and Los Alamos 34/Pojoaque Valley 14. Santa Fe Indian School was idle. n

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Administrative Assistant RATON High Plains Regional Education Cooperative (HPREC) is currently seeking a full-time Administrative Assistant. Responsibilities include office and reception duties, answering phones, greeting visitors, office coordination, filing, scheduling appointments and billing for Audiology services, assist with Medicaid School Based Services program, and coordinating trainings and registrations for professional development. Excellent written/oral communication, computer, and organizational skills, and ability to work as a team required. Experience as an administrative assistant preferred. Benefits of working for HPREC: competitive salary, 261 day contract per year, personal day, sick leave, medical, dental, vision and life insurance. Visit our website at: for more information and to obtain an application. Send your resume and completed application to 101 North Second St., Raton, NM 87740.

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