State Attorney General Issues Warning for Phone Scam

THE STATE ATTORNEY GENERAL IS WARNING RESIDENTS ABOUT ANOTHER PHONE SCAM MAKING THE ROUNDS. DARRELL MOODY HAS THE DETAILS…

ATTORNEY GENERAL HECTOR BALDERAS…ISSUING A SCAM ALERT. SEVERAL TIPSTERS HAVE REPORTED RECEIVING PHONE CALLS FROM A 505 NUMBER THAT SHOWS UP ON CALLER ID AS NEW MEXICO STATE GOVERNMENT. A PRE-RECORDED MESSAGE GIVES A 1-800 NUMBER FOR CREDIT FINANCIAL SOLUTIONS…OFFERING TO REDUCE CONSUMER CREDIT CARD INTEREST RATES AND PAYMENTS. IF YOU’VE RECEIVED ONE OF THESE CALLS, OR YOU THINK YOU’RE A VICTIM…YOU’RE URGED TO CALL THE ATTORNEY GENERAL’S OFFICE OR VISIT NMAG.GOV.

Plans for Artesia Aquatic Center Moving Forward

PLANS TO BUILD AN AQUATIC CENTER IN ARTESIA ARE MOVING FORWARD. DARRELL MOODY HAS THE DETAILS…

THE ARTESIA PUBLIC SCHOOLS BOARD OF EDUCATION HAS APPROVED FUNDING FOR PHASE TWO OF THE ARTESIA AQUATIC CENTER PROJECT. THE FIRST PHASE OF THE PROJECT, AN OUTDOOR RECREATIONAL POOL, WAS FUNDED BY 11-AND A HALF MILLION DOLLARS IN PRIVATE DONATIONS. PHASE TWO CONSISTS OF A 15-THOUSAND SQUARE FOOT FACILITY WITH TWO POOLS AND SEATING FOR ABOUT 400 PEOPLE….AT A COST OF 4.6 MILLION DOLLARS. THE CITY OF ARTESIA STILL NEEDS TO APPROVE THE AGREEMENT…AND MUST PROVIDE 2-MILLION DOLLARS IN FUNDING. WHEN IT’S DONE, THE AQUATIC CENTER WILL BE CO-OWNED BY THE CITY AND SCHOOL DISTRICT.

Roswell Hosting Tourism Talk Tuesday Morning

ROSWELL’S NEXT TOURISM TALK IS TOMORROW MORNING. DARRELL MOODY HAS THE DETAILS…

TOMORROW’S GUEST SPEAKER IS KATHY KOMOLL FROM THE NEW MEXICO HOSPITALITY ASSOCIATION…
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JUANITA JENNINGS IS PUBLIC AFFAIRS DIRECTOR FOR THE CITY OF ROSWELL…
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TOMORROW’S MEETING RUNS FROM 8-30 TO 10 AT THE ROSWELL MUSEUM AND ART CENTER.

Tank Battery Explosion at Eddy County Facility Leaves One Dead, One Injured

WE’RE LEARNING MORE ABOUT A DEADLY EXPLOSION AND FIRE WEDNESDAY NEAR LOVING. DARRELL MOODY HAS THE DETAILS…

EDDY COUNTY DEPUTIES AND FIRE UNITS RESPONDED AROUND 12-30 TO AN OIL FIELD FACILITY OFF US REFINERY ROAD…BECAUSE OF A TANK BATTERY EXPLOSION. THE FACILITY IS OWNED AND OPERATED BY WPX ENERGY. WHEN UNITS ARRIVED ON THE SCENE, THEY EVACUATED THE SITE AND QUICKLY GOT THE FIRE UNDER CONTROL. INVESTIGATORS QUICKLY DETERMINED ONE WORKER WAS UNACCOUNTED FOR. A MAN’S REMAINS WERE LATER RECOVERED. SO FAR, THE VICTIM HAS NOT BEEN IDENTIFIED. ANOTHER OILFIELD WORKER WAS INJURED. DETECTIVES WITH THE EDDY COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE ARE STILL INVESTIGATING.

ENMU-Roswell Holding Graduation Ceremony for Special Services Students

A SPECIAL GROUP OF STUDENTS ARE SET TO GRADUATE NEXT WEEK FROM ENMU-ROSWELL. DARRELL MOODY HAS THE STORY…

ENMU-ROSWELL’S SPECIAL SERVICES CERTIFICATE OF TRAINING PROGRAM FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES…HOLDING ITS 32nd ANNUAL GRADUATION CEREMONY THURSDAY, JULY 26th. 42 STUDENTS WILL WALK DURING THE CEREOMONY…RECEIVING CERTIFICATES IN A VARIETY OF PROGRAMS, INCLUDING FOOD SERVICES, CHILD CARE, OFFICE SKILLS, STOCKING, AND MERCHANDISING. IN ORDER TO GRADUATE, STUDENTS MUST MASTER 70-PERCENT OF THE REQUIRED COMPETENCIES IN THEIR FIELD WITH A GPA OF AT LEAST 2.0. THURSDAY’S CEREMONY IS SET FOR 2 O’CLOCK INSIDE THE ENMU-ROSWELL PERFORMING ARTS CENTER ON CAMPUS.

AAA Warning Parents About Hot Car Deaths

THERE’S A NATIONWIDE CAMPAIGN AIMED AT REDUCING THE NUMBER OF CHILDREN WHO DIE OF HEAT STROKE IN HOT CARS. DARRELL MOODY HAS THE DETAILS…

SINCE 1998, 764 CHILDREN HAVE DIED LOCKED IN HOT CARS…
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TRIPLE A’S MICHELLE HARRIS SAYS WHATEVER IT TAKES…DEVELOP A HABIT OF ALWAYS CHECKING THE BACK SEAT BEFORE YOU LEAVE YOUR VEHILCE.
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WITH FORECAST HIGHS ABOVE 100 — A HEAT ADVISOR IS IN EFFECT TODAY FOR PARTS OF SOUTHEAST NEW MEXICO.

Diocese of Las Cruces Named in Sex Abuse Lawsuit

THE DIOCESE OF LAS CRUSES IS RESPONDING TO A LAWSUIT ALLEGING SEXUAL ABUSE. DARRELL MOODY HAS THE DETAILS…

THE DIOCESE…ONE OF FOUR DEFENDENTS NAMED IN A CIVIL LAWSUIT ALLEGING SEXUAL ABUSE OF A MINOR FROM 1994 TO 2001. THE LAWSUIT IDENTIFIES FATHER JOSEPH ANDERSON AND FATHER DAVID BENTLEY AS THE ABUSERS. BOTH LEFT THE DIOCESE OF LAS CRUCES IN THE SPRING OF 2002. ACCORDING TO THE STATEMENT, THE DIOCESE HAS YET TO BE SERVED WITH THE ACTUAL LAWSUIT…BUT CHURCH OFFICIALS HAVE PLEDGED THEIR COMPLETE COOPERATION. THE HOLY FAMILY PARISH, THE SERVANTS OF THE PARACLETE AND THE BENEDICTINE MONKS OF WISCONSIN WERE ALSO NAMED IN THE LAWSUIT.

City of Roswell Gives Update on Union Avenue Project

THE CITY OF ROSWELL IS GIVING AN UPDAGE ON THE ONGOING NORTH UNION AVENUE PROJECT. DARRELL MOODY HAS THE DETAILS…

PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER TODD WILDERMUTH SAYS YOU’LL SEE CREWS WORKING ALONG UNION AVENUE BETWEEN 19th STREET AND KARABELLA WAY…
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FROM THERE…WILDERMUTH SAYS THE WORK WILL MOVE ON TO THE INTERSECTION OF UNION AND 19th. IT’LL BE AT LEAST ONTHER EIGHT WEEKS BEFORE THE PROJECT IS COMPLETE.

Carlsbad Medical Center to Celebrate 10th Anniversary of Healthy Woman Program

CARLSBAD MEDICAL CENTER IS CELEBRATING THE 10th ANNIVERSARY OF ITS “HEALTHY WOMAN” PROGRAM. DARRELL MOODY HAS THE DETAILS…

MELISSA SUGGS IS MARKETING DIRECTOR FOR THE MEDICAL CENTER…SHE SAYS THERE ARE SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE FOR THE DINNER AND SPEAKER EVENT…
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FOR MORE INFORMATION, GO TO CARLSBADMEDICALCENTER.COM/HEALTHYWOMAN.

City Reminds Drivers Of New Traffic Patterns

The city of Artesia is remingdoing drivers of the new one-way traffic patters on several streets, which have caused some confusion. The issues involve JJ Clarke and Mahone, where striping work is now underway. Some drivers have apparently felt that the removal of the yellow curbing meant that the road went back to its original state, where on-street parking was allowed, but that’s not the case. The city is currently working to reduce Mahone and JJ Clarke to one traffic lane each direction The outside lanes will be designated as parking lanes only.