Des Moines, NM

In Loving Memory of Adelene Lillian Archuleta

Adelene Lillian Archuleta, age 79, was born on February 4, 1941 in Capulin, NM to Lewis and Eutimia Martinez. Lillian passed away unexpectedly on March 11, 2020, at the Colfax General Long-Term Care Facility in Springer, where she had resided for the last 19 ½ months. Lillian was preceded...

In Loving Memory of Betty Louise Fager

( March 07, 1929 – May 12, 2022 ) Betty Louise Kropf Fager went to be with her Lord and Savior on May 12th, 2022. Betty was born to Addie and Martha Kropf on March 7th, 1929, in Capulin NM. She went to school in Capulin and graduated from Des Moines High School. On September 13, 1947, she married Loren V Fager.

In Loving Memory of Harvey Lee Shannon

DATELINE – Des Moines, New Mexico. NAME: Harvey Lee Shannon, age 73 died on Saturday, April 30, 2022, in Albuquerque, New Mexico. SERVICES: Cremation has taken place and memorial services are pending at this time. Arrangements are under the direction of Hass Funeral Directors of Clayton, New Mexico. Please view the online obituary and sign the guest book at

Campbell Road Fire continues to burn in Union County

Fire crews are working to contain a fire that has broken out in Union County, near Des Moines. The cause of the fire is under investigation. This fire has already over 2,000 acres, with zero percent containment. Structures are threatened, but no evacuations have been ordered. Action 7 News will...

Power outage due to damage pole in Mt. Dora area

UNION COUNTY, N.M. (KFDA) - Mt. Dora area is experiencing an emergency outage due to a damaged pole. Union County Sheriff’s Office says the outage is due to a damaged pole in the Mt. Dora area. Those who live in the Mt. Dora, Des Moines and Capulin areas will...

In Loving Memory of Jose Tilio Sintas Sr.

Jose Tilio Sintas Sr. born on October 19, 1944, in Rancho de Taos N.M. left to be with the Lord on February 18, 2022 He was preceded in death by his wife Katy Sintas of 52 years and sons Michael Sintas, Franklin Sintas, and grandson Dominic Stockton and parent’s Alberto and Rose Sintas.

In Loving Memory of Stella Belle Sintas

Stella Belle (Martinez) Sintas, (88) passed away Monday, February 7, 2022 surrounded by her family. She was born October 20, 1933 to Lewis and Eutemia (Chavez) Martinez in Des Moines, NM. She is survived by her children Connie Asuncion, Conchita Sintas, Alfred (Maryann) Sintas, Gary (Joan) Sintas, Pete (Becky) Sintas, Ron (Janette) Sintas and Janet (James) Laros; 15 grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild; sisters Earlene LeDoux, Marion Rodriguez and brother Dickie (Bobbie) Martinez; brother-in-law Frank Sintas and sister-in-law Mary Sena. She was preceded in death by the love of her life Alfred (Pete) Sintas whom she was with from the age of 14; her daughter Rosa Lynn, her great grandson Ki-Johna, her parents, her sisters Molly Ortiz, Lillian Archuleta, Pauline Raught, Charlene Winn and brother Lewis Martinez, Jr.Mom will be profoundly missed by her family and many in the community of Raton where she raised her family. Her greatest accomplishment was cooking in the kitchen for her children and grandchildren where she was famous for her bread and tortillas. She was extremely proud of her election as a Raton City Commissioner. She was dedicated to the causes of the people and took her job very seriously. Mom was always there for someone in need and many people will remember her for her generosity.

In Loving Memory of James “Jim” Edward Montoya

James “Jim” Edward Montoya, 75, passed away on December 14, 2021, at his home in Lakewood, CO surrounded by his family. Rosary will be recited at 9:00 AM on Saturday, December 18 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Des Moines, New Mexico. Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10:00 am on Tuesday, December 21, 2021, at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Des Moines with Fr. Jason Pettigrew as celebrant. Burial will follow in the Des Moines Catholic Cemetery by Hass Funeral Directors of Clayton, New Mexico.

Cowbell 2021 Championship Games

On Friday, December 10, the Cowbell Tourney moved to Raton’s Tiger Gym for the championship side of the bracket where the games matched the expectations of good hard playing basketball. The Ladies took the court first with Maxwell hosting Springer for the opening game. The Lady Bears took the...

In Loving Memory of Theresa (Yeargain) Valdez

Theresa (Yeargain) Valdez, age 51, died on Tuesday, November 16, 2021, in Raton, New Mexico. Graveside Services will be held at 1:00 PM on Monday, November 22, 2021, in the Des Moines Cemetery in Des Moines, New Mexico. Arrangements are under the direction of Hass Funeral Directors of Clayton, New Mexico.

Hunter found dead near Branson ID’d as former Alabama football player

A hunter who went missing northwest of Branson, Colorado on Halloween — and was later found dead — has been identified as 26-year-old Grant Hill, a former Alabama football offensive lineman. At the time of his death, Hill was employed as an intern at Madison Behavior Therapy in Huntsville, Alabama.

A timeless place, steeped in history

FOLSOM, N.M. – It’s a place where half a dozen people walking abreast down the center line of the town’s main street, Grand Avenue, at midday need not worry about getting hit by a car. Same for a flock of wild turkeys hugging the center line. There’s...

26-year-old hunter found dead NW of Branson, reportedly fell off ‘steep’ cliff

The body of a hunter who went missing northwest of Branson, Colorado, over the weekend was recovered Monday morning, Nov. 1, county law enforcement reported. The Las Animas County Sheriff’s Office said in a release Monday morning that it received a call of a hunter who went missing northwest of Branson Sunday, Oct. 31 around 6:30 p.m. The hunter was last seen around 5:30 p.m. Sunday.

Branson residents share concerns about trespassers at LA County meeting

Branson, Colorado, residents said there has been an issue with trespassers on private property in the small, agricultural community of some 35 people. A number of residents shared their concerns with the Las Animas County Board of Commissioners during a work session, lasting close to two hours, held in the Branson Community Center Friday, Oct. 22 which convened to hear various concerns of Branson residents. Commissioner Felix M. Lopez was absent due to a family emergency.

Tiny Branson, Colorado, football team gets a field of dreams

For years, one high school football team in the tiny town of Branson, Colorado, has endured a desolate field. But now they boast a $500,000 football field thanks to kind strangers from around the world. Colorado Public Radio’s Vic Vela has the story.