Artesia Man Identified As Saturday Crash Victim

An update to a serious crash we first told you about Monday. An Artesia man is identified as the victim of Saturday night’s crash in Lea County, near US Highway 62/180 at mile marker 70. Lea COunty Deputies responded to the scene and found 25 year-old Christopher Gomez critically wounded after he’d been struck by a crude truck. A witness said he saw Gomez wander into the roadway, but it’s not known why he did so. Gomez has now been tranferred to a hospital in El Paso, Texas, where he remains in critcal condition today. ANyone with informatrion about the incident is asked to call Lea County Crimestoppers at 575-393-8005.

New 4-way Stop Being Installed At 17th & Washington In Artesia

You may have noticed some of the traffic work being done on Artesia’s southwest side. The city has started work to install a new four-way stop at 17th and Washington. That means drivers will be required to stop in all four dsirections at the intersection, giving the person on the right the right-of-way. The city says the move will help to increase traffic safety. Work should be complete by Monday.

WIPP Hazmat Incident Training Exercise Planned for Friday and Saturday

WE’RE LEARNING MORE ABOUT A MULTI-AGENCY HAZMAT TRAINING EXERCISE TODAY AND TOMORROW AT THE FORMER ROSWELL MUNICIPAL AIRPORT. DARRELL MOODY HAS THE DETAILS…

ROSWELL PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER TODD WILDERMUTH SAYS STATE LOCAL AND FEDERAL AGENCIES ARE SIMULATING A RADIOLOGICAL INCIDENT INVOLVING A WASTE ISOLATION PILOT PLANT TRUCK…
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THE EXERCISE…TAKING PLACE NORTH OF WEST COLLEGE BOULEVARD BETWEEN NORTH MONTANA AND NORTH SYCAMORE AVENUES IN ROSWELL.

Child Safety Seat Clinic Planned Next Week at Artesia Walmart

THE NEW MEXICO DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION IS SPONSORING CHILD SAFETY SEAT CLINICS ACROSS THE STATE NEXT WEEK, INCLUDING ONE IN ARTESIA. DARRELL MOODY HAS THE DETAILS…

JEREMY MONZANARES WITH SAFER NEW MEXICO NOW SAYS TECHNICIANS WILL BE ON HAND INSPECTING CHILD SAFETY SEATS…AND EDUCATING PARENTS ON HOW TO MAKE SURE THEIR CHILD IS PROPERLY SECURED…
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ARTESIA’S CLINIC IS NEXT SATURDAY FROM 10-TO-2 AT THE WALMART SUPERCENTER ON NORTH 26th STREET.

Boys and Girls Club of Roswell Receives $750K Grant for Building Improvements

BIG CHANGES ARE COMING TO THE BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB OF ROSWELL. DARRELL MOODY HAS THE DETAILS…

UNIT DIRECTOR NATASHA WELT TELLS ME THE CITY OF ROSWELL JUST RECEIVED A 750-THOUSAND DOLLAR COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT TO HELP PAY FOR SOME BADLY NEEDED WORK TO THEIR BUILDING…
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WELT SAYS THEY DON’T YET HAVE A TIMELINE FOR WHEN THE WORK WILL BEGIN…OR WHEN IT SHOULD BE COMPLETE.

Multiple Agencies to Participate in WIPP Training Exercise Friday and Saturday

LOCAL, STATE AND FEDERAL AGENCIES WILL BE PARTCIPATING IN A MASSIVE EXERCISE FRIDAY AND SATURDAY IN ROSWELL. DARRELL MOODY HAS THE DETAILS…

IT’S A WASTE ISOLATION PILOT PLANT TRANSPORTATION TRAINING EXERCISE. MULTIPLE AGENCIES WILL TRAIN TO RESPOND TO A RADIOLOGICAL INCIDENT INVOLVING A WIPP TRUCK TRANSPORTING MATERIALS TO THE US DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY STORAGE FACILITY OUTSIDE CARLSBAD. THE EXERCISE WILL TAKE PLACE BETWEEN 7AM AND 2PM BOTH FRIDAY AND SATURDAY AT THE FORMER SITE OF THE ROSWELL MUNICIPAL AIRPORT. WE’RE TOLD THE EXERCISE WILL NOT REQUIRE THE CLOSURE OF ANY PUBLIC STREETS, BUT THERE WILL BE A SIGNIFICANT PRESENCE OF POLICE, FIRE AND OTHER EMERGENCY VEHICLES.

Leprino Cheese Plant Offerint Tours as Part of Chile Cheese Festival

THE 2018 CHILE CHEESE FESTIVAL IS COMING UP LATER THIS MONTH. DARRELL MOODY HAS DETAILS ON ONE OF THE FESTIVAL’S MOST POPULAR EVENTS…

THIS YEAR’S CHILE CHEESE FESTIVAL IS NEXT FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 28th AND SATURDAY, THE 29th.
DURING THE FESTIVAL…VISITORS WILL HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO TOUR THE LEPRINO CHEESE PLANT IN ROSWELL…LOUISA KENNEDY IS A TRAINING SUPERVISOR AT THE FACILITY…
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FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE FESTIVAL…GO TO MAINSTREETROSWELL.ORG.

ENMU-Roswell Foundation Banquet Next Week

THE 17th ANNUAL ENMU-ROSWELL FOUNDATION BANQUET IS NEXT WEEK. DARRELL MOODY HAS THE DETAILS…

THE BANQUET…SET FOR NEXT TUESDAY AT THE HI-Q VENUE. JIM WALDRIP, A FOUNDATION BOARD MEMBER AND FORMER ENMU-ROSWELL INSTRUCTOR WILL RECEIVE THE PRESIDENT’S DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD. THE ROSWELL DAILY RECORD WILL ALSO BE RECOGNIZED WITH THE DIAMOND SERVICE AWARD FOR ITS ONGOING SUPPORT AND COVERAGE OF THE UNIVERSITY. TICKETS TO NEXT WEEK’S BANQUET START AT 60-DOLLARS. YOU CAN RESERVE A TABLE OF 8 FOR 450-DOLLARS. CORPORATE SPONSORSHIPS START AT ONE THOUSAND DOLLARS. TO RSVP…SEND AN EMAIL TO CRAIG.COLLINS@ROSWELL.ENMU.EDU.

Eddy County Crimestoppers Offering Reward in Hit and Run Crash

CRIMESTOPPERS OF EDDY COUNTY IS OFFERING A REWARD FOR INFORMATION IN A HIT AND RUN EARLIER THIS SUMMER. DARRELL MOODY HAS THE DETAILS…

THE CRASH HAPPENED IN THE EARLY MORNING HOURS OF JULY 22nd ON US 285 JUST NORTH OF MILL ROAD. A VEHICLE STRUCK A BICYCLIST AND FLED THE SCENE. THE VICTIM WAS AIRLIFTED TO A TRAUMA CENTER WITH SERIOUS INJURIES. INVESTIGATORS SAY THEY BELIEVE THE VEHICLE INVOLVED IN THE CRASH WAS A 2000 TO 2005 DODGE NEON. CRIMESTOPPERS…OFFERING A REWARD FOR INFORMATION LEADING TO AN ARREST. REWARDS ENDING IN 84, 96, 01 AND 06 HAVE YET TO BE CLAIMED. TO SUBMIT YOUR TIP…GO TO EDDYCOUNTYCRIMESTOPPERS.COM.

National Solar Observatory To Reopen Tuesday

The National Solar Observatory in Sunsport reopened yesterday after a strange evacuation that, staff has, so far, shed little light on. The facility has been closed since September 6th and Director and New Mexico State University Professor of Astronomy RT James McAteer told the CUrrent Argus that they will operate with as much normalcy as possible. However, even the employees have not been told what caused authorities to evacuate the observatory overlooking the Tularosa Basin. However, a staff meeting is likely today, which McAteer says will be followed by a news conference sometime this week.