RATON — Despite rain, the intrepid zukers came out in force on Saturday, along with a hysterical vegetable race. The annual Zuke Fest happened in Raton on 1st Street, with eight entries coming from far and wide. Ray Sisneros was the grand prize winner with a zucchini that weighed in at 9 pounds 14.5 oz., Dennis Fernendez came in second with a 6 pound 12 oz. specimen. Third place was Shane Evans with another hefty zuke that weighed 5 pounds 1 oz. Shown in the photo left to right is Dennis Fernendez, Ray Sisneros, and in the front is Shane Evans. Congratulations to the winners! Photo by Kenny J. Cruz.
Gary M. Vezzani was elected Walsenburg’s mayor in Tuesday’s special mayoral election/recall vote. Preliminary results announced Tuesday night show that both Nick Vigil in Ward