Eddy County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Copper Theft

EDDY COUNTY DEPUTIES NEED YOUR HELP SOLVING A COPPER THEFT CASE EARLIER THIS SUMMER AT SEVERAL FACILITIES OPERATED BY OCCIDENTAL PETROLEUM. INVESTIGATORS SAY SOMEONE TARGETED SITES ALONG DARK CANYON ROAD BETWEEN JULY 13th AND 14th…STEALING MORE THAN 20-THOUSAND DOLLARS WORTH OF COPPER. ACCORDING TO DEPUTIES, THE THIEVES DID CLOSE TO 30-THOUSAND DOLLARS MORE IN DAMAGE. THE ONLY LEAD THEY HAVE IS A WHITE CHEVY PICKUP TRUCK AND TWO MEN WITH BASEBALL CAPS ALLEGEDLY SPOTTED NEAR THE SCENE. CRIMESTOPPERS OF EDDY COUNTY IS OFFERING A REWARD FOR INFORMATION THAT LEADS TO AN ARREST.

Roswell’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s Disease Set for Next Month

WE’RE LEARNING MORE ABOUT NEXT MONTH’S WALK TO END ALZHEIMER’S IN ROSWELL. DARRELL MOODY HAS THE DETAILS…

I SPOKE TO CHRIS CHAFFIN WITH THE ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION NEW MEXICO CHAPTER…HE SAYS THE OCTOBER 14th WALK AT PIONEER PLAZA WILL BE THEIR FLAGSHIP FUNDRAISER FOR THE YEAR…
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TO SIGN UP…GO TO ALZ DOT ORG SLASH WALK.

Artesia Plans Meeting Next Month to Tackle Recent Water Problems

WHAT’S IN THE WATER IN ARTESIA…THAT’S GOING TO BE THE SUBJECT OF A MEETING SCHEDULED FOR OCTOBER 10th. CITY OFFICIALS PLAN TO GET TO THE BOTTOM OF THE CITY’S WATER PROBLEMS. TWICE THIS MONTH, ARTESIA’S WATER TESTED POSITIVE FOR E.COLI CONTAMINATION. THE SCHOOL DISTRICT CANCELLED SCHOOL MONDAY AND TUESDAY, BUT STUDENTS RETURNED TO THE CLASSROOM ON WEDNESDAY. SCHOOLS ARE STILL USING ONLY BOTTLED WATER AND USING DISPOSABLE FOOD CONTAINERS SO CAFETERIA STAFF WON’T HAVE TO USE TAP WATER. THE LATEST TEST OF THE WATER FOUND NO TRACES OF E. COLI, WHICH MEANS THE BOIL WATER ORDER IN PLACE COULD BE LIFTED BY TOMORROW AFTERNOON.

Roswell Police Investigating Wednesday Shooting

ROSWELL POLICE NEED YOUR HELP AS THEY INVESTIGATE A SHOOTING YESTERDAY AFTERNOON ON THE SOUTH SIDE OF TOWN. INVESTIGATORS TELL US THE 24-YEAR-OLD VICTIM WAS SITTING IN A VEHICLE WITH ANOTHER MAN IN THE DRIVEWAY OF A HOME ON EAST POE STREET — AROUND 4 O’CLOCK — WHEN WHEN SOMEONE OPENED FIRE ON THE VEHICLE. THE MAN WHO WAS SHOT DROVE THE CAR AWAY FROM THE SCENE BEFORE CALLING 9-1-1 TO MEET PARAMEDICS AT A BOWLING ALLEY ON MAIN STREET. HE WAS TRANSPORTED TO A LOCAL HOSPITAL WITH NON-LIFE THREATENING INJURIES. NOW, POLICE ARE ASKING FOR ANYONE WITH INFORMATION ABOUT THE SHOOTING TO COME FORWARD. IF YOU KNOW ANYTHING, CALL RPD.

Xcel Energy Crews Restoring Power to Hurricane Irma Victims in Florida

WE’RE GETTING AN UPDATE FROM XCEL ENERGY ON EFFORTS TO RESTORE POWER IN FLORIDA IN THE WAKE OF HURRICANE MARIA. COMPANY SPOKESMAN WES REEVES SAYS A TEAM OF 30 LINEMEN AND SIX SUPPORT STAFF WERE DISPATCHED TO THE TAMPA AREA…CLOSE TO TWO WEEKS AGO. AMONG THE TEAM…TWO CREWS FROM ROSWELL AND CLOVIS…
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THE UTILITIES SAY THEY’VE RESTORED POWER TO 99-PERCENT OF THE CUSTOMERS IN FLORIDA AFFECTED BY HURRICANE IRMA.

State Transportation Commission to Meet Thursday in Roswell

THE STATE TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION WILL MEET THURSDAY MORNING IN ROSWELL. THE SIX MEMBER COMMISSION DETERMINES POLICY FOR THE NEW MEXICO DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION. THE MEETING IS THURSDAY MORNING AT 8-30 INSIDE THE NEW MEXICO D-O-T DISTRICT TWO OFFICE ON WEST SECOND STREET IN ROSWELL. IT’S OPEN TO THE PUBLIC AND WE’RE TOLD TIME WILL BE ALLOTTED FOR PUBLIC COMMENT.

Chaves County Deputies Make Arrest in 2014 Murder

A ROSWELL MAN IS BEHIND BARS, CHARGED WITH A NEARLY THREE YEAR OLD MURDER. YESTERDAY, CHAVES COUNTY DEPUTIES ARRESTED 24-YEAR-OLD TOMAS VINCENT AGUILAR-SANCHEZ…CHARGING HIM WITH MURDER, CONSPIRACY TO COMMIT MURDER, EVIDENCE TAMPERING AND ACCESSORY…ALL STEMMING FROM THE DECEMBER FIRST, 2014 MURDER OF THEN, 21-YEAR-OLD FABIAN WARD. HIS BODY WAS FOUND IN THE MIDDLE OF NO NAME ROAD SOUTHEAST OF ROSWELL. UNTIL, THIS WEEK, HIS MURDER HAD GONE UNSOLVED. SHERIFF BRITT SNYDER…THANKING DETECTIVES FOR BRINGING WARD’S ACCUSED KILLER TO JUSTICE.

Wilderness Society Declares Carlsbad Caverns ‘Too Wild to Drill’

A NEW REPORT OUT FROM THE WILDERNESS SOCIETY IDENTIFIES MORE THAN A DOZEN ENVIRONMENTALLY SENSATIVE AREAS…TOO WILD TO DRILL. CHASE HUNTLEY IS ENERGY AND CLIMATE PROGRAM DIRECTOR FOR THE SOCIETY…
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HUNTLEY SAYS THE CARLSBAD AREA IS EXPECTED TO SEE MORE THAN 800 NEW OIL AND GAS WELLS NEXT YEAR…
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YOU CAN FIND THE FULL REPORT AT WILDERNESS DOT ORG.

Railroad Crossing on East College Avenue to be Repaved This Week

WATCH FOR LANE CLOSURES ON EAST COLLEGE AVENUE THURSDAY AND FRIDAY BECAUSE OF REPAVING WORK BEING DONE AROUND THE RAILROAD CROSSING. WE’RE TOLD TRAFFIC WILL BE DIVERTED AROUND THE AREA WHILE THE WORK IS BEING DONE.

Roswell Police Searching for Car Believed to be Involved in Fatal Crash

ROSWELL POLICE ARE SEARCHING FOR A VEHICLE BELIEVED TO BE INVOLVED IN A FATAL MOTORCYCLE CRASH A WEEK AGO. PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER TODD WILDERMUTH SAYS THEY’RE LOOKING FOR A WHITE TWO DOOR HYUNDAI TIBURON…
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THE CRASH HAPPENED LAST MONDAY NIGHT ON SOUTH MAIN STREET NEAR BURCKETT STREET.