Healthcare Foundation thanks hospital board
The SPHC Board of Directors would like to say “Thank You” to the staff of Spanish Peaks Regional Health Center for their help during our recent wine tasting event on Saturday, Feb. 25.
Thank you to our gracious hosts of Spanish Peaks Veterans Community Living Center – the residents, Marty Schlink, Risa Berry, and the nursing home staff. To the department supervisors who helped organize and schedule staff – Anthony Aldretti, Allen Ortiz, and Debbie McCain. To the Dietary department for use of their kitchen, Shawn Bobian, Nakita Vigil, Kara Archuleta, and Debbie McCain for setting up and helping serve food. To the Housekeeping department, Antonio Sanchez and Ron Martinez who helped with clean up. To the Maintenance department, Greg George, Doug Barela, Lance Martinez, Mark Gomez, and Gene Marsee for helping bring and return wine glasses. Greg, a BIG Thank You for building the platform, and moving tables and chairs.
To Kay Whitley and Lionel Montoya who greeted our guests. To Dave mcGraw who was in charge of the facility door system. To Joe Camacho who was available and on site for PA system set up. To Bethany Way who placed marketing information in the newspapers, KSPK, and Facebook. To Alys Romer, Dale Jacobson, and Derek Kelly (from La Veta Liquors) for preparation of the food. To Rita Kasper and her students, Olivia Krinsky, Carissa Cardenas, and Jordan Reyes for helping to serve food and other assigned duties. To Areli Corral, a former scholarship recipient, who helped serve food. To Eddie West, who helped in the kitchen and serving food. To Jim Hoobler, our auctioneer. To Leon Skaggs, Lance Freeman, Ann Altemeier, and Dr. Ed Donovan, our sommeliers. To Synergy Wine who provided and donated wine. To Lynette Omer, who helped organize the event.
All your efforts helped make our wine tasting event a success to raise funds for our foundation missions.
Thank you again! ~Dr. John C. Davis, President and Stirling Lathrop, Chairman; Spanish Peaks Healthcare Foundation
Thank You for a Successful Event!!
La Veta Trails wishes to express our heartfelt appreciation to the many people who contributed to the success of our first St. Patrick’s Day Bingo event. Many thanks to Ryan, Ali, and the staff of the La Veta Inn who did a fantastic job hosting the event and having an endless supply of delicious fish and chips. Many thanks to the Celtic Orphans – Malea Schmidt, Barbara Kowalik, Sam and Diane Sortore, Jack Yule, and Jonathan James – for setting the mood with their lively music and stories. Oh, Danny Boy never fails to bring a tear to our eyes. We cannot express our appreciation enough to Bruce Johnson, Champion Bingo Caller, who sacrificed his voice about half-way through the event, and to John Costea and Mark White who stepped in to provide their voices when Bruce lost his. A special thank you to La Veta Trails Board members, Sandy Helwig, Jamie Dutton and Stirling Lathrop for their many hours organizing and publicizing the event. Thank you to The Signature newspaper for donating a prize of a year subscription to the paper. To the unknown gentleman who won the Black Out game, thank you for donating your winnings to La Veta Trails. Tanya White, who was covered in green from head to toe, won the prize for the Greenest Costume and Rae Drury who won the prize for the wearing the most Irish bling. Thank you to all of you who attended, listened, sang, played, and helped us raise funds for trails.
SPL Book Sale successessful thanks to volunteers
Friends of the Spanish Peaks Library would like to thank all the volunteers that helped out with the March book sale, you all did such a great job and was a pleasure to work with you all. Hope to see you all again and once more THANK YOU.
Sincerely, ~President Dalene of FOL
Uninhabitable vacant structures on 400 block of Maxwell Street
Once again we are writing you in an attempt to direct your attention to the increased criminal activity on Maxwell Street [in Raton] involving uninhabitable structures and suspicious activity associated with the distribution of narcotics.
Maxwell Street has an alarming increase in foot traffic by individuals who are known criminals and drug users. Cars are continuously accessing our street in speeds that exceed what is permitted by law. It is the belief of my neighbors that Maxwell Street has become a haven for lawless vandals who occupy dwellings unlawfully and distribute illegal narcotics such as meth because of a lack of police presence and citizen engagement.
Questionable persons are now occupying the vacant uninhabitable structures, on Mesa and Maxwell Street owned by Eufrazio Garcia. These structures continue to pose a serious threat to the public’s health and safety, which have a domino effect on property values that continue to depreciate. These structures are attracting undesirable criminal activity to the area in which our families live and have lived for generations.
We are requesting that the City of Raton inspect these dwellings to determine if the structures are habitable and are legally rented or occupied by persons who have entered a lawful contract with the property owner, to ensure occupants are not squatters. No upgrades or repairs have been made to the structures nor have any permits for home remodeling have been recorded with the City of Raton. Our findings have led us to the belief that these structures are in the diminished condition still and highly likely to be used for criminal activity.
In addition to a meeting, we request and increase in police patrols in the Maxwell Street area, a physical inspeciton of hte recently occupied structures, which are uninhabitable based on the numerous repairs needed in the structures that include proper sewer and water, inspected power lines, and fire extinguisher certification tags. We weould also like a copy of the inspections/ reports for our records.
The majority of families, which have resided on Maxwell Street for generations, want their neighborhood back. We demand that this issue is addressed in a swift and lawful manner. We continue to dance with the same issue that has been brought to the attention of numerous city administrators over the last 10 years with no support or action from the city.
This issue can no longer fall on deaf ears. We are requesting a meeting with city officials, the property owner, and the city attorney at your earliest convenience.
Thank you for your time, together we can preserve Raton’s safety and future. Respectfully, ~Roger Rael, Raton