APS Receives Prestigious National School Safety Award

Artesia Public School System is basking in the glow of a big award. The National Association of School Resource Officers has given the 2018 Nick Derzis Safe School Leadership Award to APS. The award goes to only one school system each year. APS was nominated based on programs and special events it holds. Those programs include an Active Threat Resaponse Plan, Remodeling of its school offices after that plan… Improving communication for public safety agencies by allowing radio communications equipment to be installed on a taller building… funding overtime for SRO’s to be at sporting events and other extra curricular activities… and working to give students instruction on the dangers of drugs and alcohol and ways to deal with peer pressure.

BLM to Sell Wild Horses and Burros in Clovis

THE BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT WILL HOLD A WILD HOUSE AND BURRO SALE NEXT MONTH IN CLOVIS. DARRELL MOODY HAS THE DETAILS…

THE BLM…LOOKING TO SELL 50 WILD HORSES AND BURROW. THE HORSES ARE ADULT AND YEARLINGS. WE’RE TOLD THE BURROS ONCE ROAMED FREE ON PUBLIC LANDS. THE FEDS SAY THE ADOPTION AND SALE PROGRAM IS ESSENTIAL FOR MAINTAINING HEALTHY HERDS AND PROTECTING RANGELAND RESOURCES. SINCE 1973, THE BLM HAS PLACED MORE THAN 235-THOUSAND ANIMALS IN APPROVED HOMES ACROSS THE COUNTRY. THE JUNE 1st AND 2nd SALE WILL BE HELD AT THE CURRY COUNTY EVENTS CENTER. FOR MORE INFORMATION, GO TO BLM.GOV.

ENMU-Roswell Early College High School Graduation Wednesday Night

A DOZEN GRADUATING SENIORS FROM ROSWELL ARE WALKING AWAY FROM HIGH SCHOOL WITH MORE THAN JUST A DIPLOMA. DARRELL MOODY HAS THE STORY…

THE FIRST 12 SENIORS FROM ENMU-ROSWELL’S EARLY COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL ARE GRADUATING TONIGHT. IN FOUR YEARS, THEY’VE EARNED THEIR HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA…AS WELL AS CERTIFICATES AND/OR ASSOCIATE DEGREES FROM ENMU-ROSWELL. NINE OF THEM WILL RECEIVE ASSOCIATE DEGREES, SIX OF THOSE WILL ALSO RECEIVE CERTIFICATES. EARLY COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL IS A FREE PUBLIC HIGH SCHOOL WITHIN THE ROSWELL INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT, IN PARTNERSHIP WITH ENMU. TONIGHT’S GRADUATION CEREMONY IS AT 6 O’CLOCK INSIDE ENMU-ROSWELL’S PERFORMING ARTS CENTER.

Crude Oil Price Jumps To 4-Year High

The price of a barrel of crude oil has reached a 4 year high as of yesterday… climbing above $70 per barrell for the first time since 2014. West Texas Intermediate, which is the benchmark grade of crude oil – closed Monday at $71 a barrell, according to the US Energy Information Asministration. Before 2015, the price of crude oil fell to historic lows… dropping below $30 per barrel, pleasing drivers with very low prices at the pump.

CECHS Students Say They Were Unwelcome At Their Own Graduation Ceremony

A number of students graduating from Carlsbad Early College High School say they are shocked and hurt after they were asked to step out of a senior photograph on Friday before their graduation ceremony. The Carlsbad Current Argus reports the CECHS grads say they were even booed by a number of other students from Carlsbad High School. After the party, the students said they decided not to attend their own graduation ceremony later that night out of fear that they would be harrassed again. The Carlsbad Early College High School allows students to earn college credit while still attending high school. A student-led petition also circulated around the high school, asking for an end to the joint graduation between the schools.

SBA Disaster Loans Available to Eddy County Businesses Impacted by Drought

THE US SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION IS AGAIN MAKING DISASTER LOANS AVAILABLE TO EDDY COUNTY BUSINESSES. DARRELL MOODY HAS THE DETAILS…

SBA ECONOMIC INJURY DISASTER LOANS…NOW AVAILABLE TO NON AGRICULTURAL BUSINESSES IN EDDY COUNTY…IMPACTED BY THE DROUGHT THAT BEGAN MARCH FIRST…KEVIN WYNN IS WITH THE SBA’S OFFICE OF DISASTER ASSISTANCE…
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YOU CAN EMAIL YOUR QUESTIONS TO DISASTERCUSTOMERSERVICE@SBA.GOV.

New Mexico AG Calling for Lawmakers to Pass Drug Reform Bills

NEW MEXICO’S ATTORNEY GENERAL WANTS FEDERAL LAWMAKERS TO CRACK DOWN ON IRRESPONSIBLE DRUG MANUFACTURERS. DARRELL MOODY HAS THE DETAILS…

AG HECTOR BALDERAS…ADDING HIS NAME TO A BIPARTISAN COALITION OF 39 STATE AND TERRITORY ATTORNEYS GENERAL…CALLING FOR CONGRESSIONAL LAWMAKERS TO PROMPTLY PASS MEASURES TO HOLD OPIOID MAKERS ACCOUNTABLE FOR THEIR ROLE IN THE COUNTRY’S OPIOID EPIDEMIC. THE LETTER WENT TO RANKING MEMBERS OF SEVERAL CONGRESSIONAL COMMITTEES…URGIN THEM TO PASS BOTH THE COMPREHENSIVE ADDICTION AND RECOVERY ACT 2.0 — AND — THE COMPREHENSIVE ADDICTION REFORM EDUCATION AND SAFETY ACT. THE BILLS WOULD INCREASE THE CIVIL PENALTIES FROM 10-THOUSAND DOLLARS TO 100-THOUSAND DOLLARS FOR DRUG MAKERS WHILE DOUBLING THE CRIMINAL PENALTY TO A HALF MILLION DOLLARS.

Roswell Police Department Announces Community Investment Project

THE ROSWELL POLICE DEPARTMENT IS ROLLING OUT A COMMUNITY INVESTMENT PROJECT. DARRELL MOODY HAS THE DETAILS…

PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER TODD WILDERMUTH SAYS LOOK FOR THE MOBILE COMMAND CENTER AT SELECT ROSWELL PARKS…
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WILDERMUTH SAYS — FOR THE OFFICERS — IT’S ALL ABOUT COMMUNITY…
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THE FIRST STOP IS THE ROSWELL INTERNATIONAL AIR CENTER…MEMORIAL DAY FROM 9-TO-1.

Unite New Mexico to Endorse Independent Candidates

TWO NEW MEXICO ORGANIZATIONS ARE WORKING TO DEFEAT BOTH DEMOCRATS AND REPUBLICANS THIS FALL. DARRELL MOODY HAS THE DETAILS…

UNITE NEW MEXICO AND UNITE AMERICA…LAUNCHING A NEW POLITICAL MOVEMENT IN NEW MEXICO…ANNOUNCING LATER THIS WEEK THEIR FIRST TWO ENDORSEMENTS OF CANDIDATES RUNNING FOR THE STATE LEGISLATURE THIS YEAR. FOR NOW, THEY’RE NOT IDENTIFYING THE CANDIDATES…BUT WILL HOLD A PRESS CONFERENCE THURSDAY ON THE FRONT STEPS OF TEH STATE CAPITOL IN SANTA FE WHERE THE CANDIDATES WILL SPEAK. ORGANIZERS SAY WITH 24-PERCENT OF NEW MEXICO VOTERS REGISTERED AS INDEPENDENT…ELECTING JUST A FEW INDEPENDENTS COULD SHIFT THE BALANCE OF POWER IN THE STATE LEGISLATURE.

Chaves County Commissioners Considering Right to Work Ordinance

CHAVES COUNTY COMMISSIONERS ARE CONSIDERING A “RIGHT TO WORK” ORDINANCE FOR THE COUNTY. DARRELL MOODY HAS THE DETAILS…

THE CHAVES COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS…MEETING TODAY TO DISCUSS A PROPOSED RESOLUTION OFFICIALLY KNOWN AS THE “PROMOTION OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND COMMERCE BY REGULATION OF CERTAIN INVOLUNTARY PAYMENTS REQUIRED OF EMPLOYEES IN CHAVES COUNTY.” IT’S ONE OF FIVE PUBLIC HEARINGS BEING HELD TODAY. THE “RIGHT TO WORK” ORDINANCE WOULD MAKE IT ILLEGAL TO REQUIRE ANY PRIVATE SECTOR EMPLOYEE IN CHAVES COUNTY TO PAY UNION DUES AS A CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT. STATE LAWMAKERS ALSO CONSIDERED A RIGHT TO WORK BILL EARLIER THIS YEAR…WHICH WAS ULTIMATELY DEFEATED.