RATON – The first concert of Raton’s summer concert series was held in Ripley Park on Sunday, June 12. The weather did not cooperate, but several die-hard music lovers toughed it out to hear some great music by the talented Fritz Davis Band featuring Fritti Fonteneau. The next concert will be Monday, July 4, starting at 10 am with Fun in the Park, and continuing with the band Levi Creek from 3 to 6 pm. On Sunday, August 14, from 12:30 until 1:30, the band River of Life will perform, followed by the jazz quartet Smooth Riders from 2 until 4. This series is funded by the Whited Foundation. Photo and text by Kenny Cruz.