Raton News in Brief

<strong>‘Depression Supper’ planned in Folsom</strong>

Express Aviation Service renovates airport

RATON — Raton’s Municipal airport has seen major improvements since Robert Funk and Steve Boyce, with Express Aviation Service (EAS), took over Fixed Base Operations (FBO) in October. Funk owns EAS along with the Express UU Bar Ranch, Express Staffing Services and the St. James Hotel in Cimarron. Boyce is the company president.

Springer commemorates Good Friday with annual ‘Stations of the Cross’

SPRINGER — On a sunny but windy day, several members of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Springer, New Mexico completed their annual “13 Stations of the Cross” trek to commemorate Good Friday. The purpose of the walk is to metaphorically follow in the steps of Jesus and remember the last hours of his life. The readings of the “13 Stations” were conducted by David Gallegos, a seminary student originally from Cimarron who is studying in Maryland. The stations ranged from the first – “Jesus is condemned to death” to the 13th – “Jesus is taken down from the cross”, and covered all aspects of Jesus’ crucifixion. Volunteers carried a cross to the P.O.W. Park on the West side of town, where it was adorned with a purple sash, nailed with spikes in the places approximating where Jesus’ hands and feet would have been, and encircled by a crown of thorns. Throughout the walk, participants read responses to Gallegos readings and sang in between stations as they braved the windy afternoon. Once the cross was erected, the gatherers joined hands in a circle and recited the “Lord’s Prayer.”

Murder suspect’s bond reduced

RATON — Anthony Garcia, 21 of Raton, who is being held in the Vigil-Maldonado Detention Center, charged with multiple felonies, including one open count of murder has had his $500,000 cash bond reduced to $50,000 property or cash assurity bond with ankle monitor/global positioning system (GPS) home only at a bond reduction hearing on Monday (March 30)

Martinez, Neurauter pace Raton Tigers track squads

CLAYTON — The Raton track team placed 7th (girls) and 10th (boys) respectively in the annual Clayton Invitational track and field meet held in Clayton on Thursday (April 2).

Easter Egg Madness in Springer

BY SHERRY GOODYEAR

State Rules on Raton Schools: Kearny and Colombian to Close

RATON — Raton Superintendent Neil Trehune received word on April 1 that Secretary of Education Hannah Skandera had approved the proposed reorganization of Raton Schools into a three-school district.

Aqua Easter egg hunt goes wet, wild and colorful

RATON – The air temperature outside the Raton Regional Aquatic Center Saturday morning was in the upper 30s as children rushed across the parking lot and through the double glass doors. Inside, around the pools, it was bathing-suit weather, warm and humid enough to fog camera lenses as parents began taking pictures.

Raton players earn All-district basketball honors

RATON — District 5AAA officials recently released the 2014-2015 All-district basketball teams and four Raton athletes were named to the squads.

Enjoy coffee with a cop, have a donut too!

RATON — Raton Police Chief John Garcia brought several of his officers to Enchanted Grounds on Thursday (March 26) for “Coffee with a Cop.”