Carlsbad Man Sentenced For Gun Crimes

A Carlsbad man has been given a sentence of nearly five years in federal prison fopr being a felon in possession of firearms and ammunition, and possession of a firearm not registered to him in the National Firearms Registration and Transfer. 40 year-old Nathaniel Madrid was sentenced as part of the federal “worst of the worst” Anti Violence initative. Auithorities responded to a traffic crash on Highway 70 in Lincoln County in October of 2015. A witness told police that Madrid, who was involved, was trying to hide a gun. The gun was later discovered inside his vehicle, which had been stolen a few weeks prior.

Roswell Representative Proposes Repeat Crime Fighting Bill

LAWMAKERS IN SANTA FE ARE CONSIDERING A BILL THAT WOULD ENHANCE SENTENCES FOR OFFENDERS WHO COMMIT ANOTHER CRIME. DARRELL MOODY HAS THE DETAILS…

HOUSE BILL 91 WOULD INCREASE SENTENCES 2-TO-5 YEARS FOR DFENDENTS CONVICTED OF A FELONY IF THE PERSON COMMITTED THE FELONY WHILE AWAITING TRIAL OR SERVING PROBATION OR PAROLE. ROSWELL REPUBLICAN GREG NIBERT IS ONE OF THE BILL’S SPONSORS…
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THE BILL WOULD ALSO INCREASE SENTENCES UP TO AN ADDITIONAL SIX MONTHS FOR A DUI CONVICTION OR FOR SOMEONE WHO COMMITS BATTERY AGAINST A HOUSEHOLD MEMBER WHILE PENDING TRIAL, OR SERVING PROBATION OR PAROLE.

New Mexico Museum of Space History Organizing Spring Trinity Site Motorcoach Tour

THE NEW MEXICO MUSEUM OF SPACE HISTORY IS ORGANIZING A MOTORCOACH TOUR OF WHAT IS NOW WHITE SANDS MISSLE RANGE. DARRELL MOODY HAS THE DETAILS…

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MUSEUM MARKETING DIRECTOR CATHY HARPER TELLS ME THE SPRING TOUR IS APRIL 7th…
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THE TRIP ALSO SERVES AS A FUNDRAISER FOR THE MUSEUM FOUNDATION. FOR MORE INFORMAITON…GO TO NM SPACE MUSEUM DOT ORG.

Water Line Work to Force Closure of Busy Roswell Street

A BUSY ROSWELL STREET WILL BE CLOSED NEXT WORK FOR A UTILITY PROJECT. DARRELL MOODY HAS THE DETAILS…

PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER TODD WILDERMUTH TELLS ME SYCAMORE AVENUE WILL BE CLOSED MONDAY…
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WILDERMUTH SAYS THE PROJECT SHOULD TAKE ABOUT TWO WEEKS TO COMPLETE…BUT THERE WILL BE RESTRICTED ACCESS FOR LOCAL TRAFFIC.

Artesia Homeowners Burglarized Twice

Artesia authorities and Eddy County Crimestoppers are searching for a burglar. Polcie say an Artesia resident returned home sometime last month to find their home was broken into and the burglar was still inside. A struggle ensued and the burglar reportedly stabbed both the man and woman before fleeing the home in a white 4-door car. The story gets even more bizarre, as police say the victims were burglarized a second time. This time, a television and a speaker system were taken. If you know anything, you’re asked to call Eddy County Crimestoppers.

Border Patrol Academy Making Changes to Training Curriculum

THE US BORDER PATROL ACADEMY IN ARTESIA IS CHANGING THE WAY IT TRAINS ITS AGENTS. DARRELL MOODY HAS THE DETAILS…

UNTIL NOW, NEW AGENTS WERE ABLE TO TEST OUT OF THE SPANISH PROGRAM…REDUCING THE LENGHTH OF THE ACADEMY TRAINING TO JUST 66 DAYS. ACTING DEPUTY CHIEF CARLOS ORTIZ TELLS ME THE NEW CURRICULUM INTEGRATES SPANISH THROUGHOUT THE ENTIRE 117 DAYS…
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THE ACADEMY IS LOOKING FOR NEW STUDENTS…FOR MORE INFORMATION..GO TO CBP DOT GOV.

New Report Examines Healthcare Chalenges Facing Rural Communities

A NEW REPORT LOOKS AT THE CHALLENGES FACING HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS IN RURAL COMMUNITIES LIKE SOUTHEAST NEW MEXICO. DARRELL MOODY HAS THE DETAILS…

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HEIDI SHULZ IS PROGRAM OFFICER WITH THE RURAL HEALTHCARE PROGRAM OF THE HELMSLEY CHARITABLE TRUST. SHE SAYS THE FIRST CHALLENGE IS “RIGHT-SIZING” HEALTH CARE SERVICES TO FIT COMMUNITY NEEDS…
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SHULZ SAYS RURAL COMMNITIES ALSO NEED TO CREATE UNIQUE FUNDING MECHANISMS, BUILD AND SUPPORT THE PRIMARY CARE PHYSICIAN WORKFORCE AND EXPAND TELEMEDICINE SERVICES TO IMPROVE CARE.

Arts Workshops Still Have Space

Don’t forget that the Artesia Historical Museum and Art Center, along with the Artesia Public Library – are offering free arts workshops to students in grades 6-through-12. The workshops are scheduled for January 27th, a Saturday, at the Artesia High School Auditorium. A creative writing workshop runs from 9:30 to 11:00 at the Artesia Pubhlic Library. Another Visual Arts workshop will be presented, along with a music workshop and a drama workshop. The workshops are a collaborative art exchange between the NMSA, the library and museum, the Artesia Arts Council, and the Artesia Public Schools. For more information, call 746-4252.

Wells Fargo Donates $1500 To Artesia Meals On Wheels

The Artesia Meals on Wheels program is celebrating a donation from Wells Fargo recently. The donation of 15-hundred dollars will be used to help in the program’s distribution of meals to elderly and disabled residents who might otherwise not be able to have a wholesome meal. The Meals on Wheels program in Artesia is entirely dependent on private donations. You can make a donation to the program at several locations, including Fenn’s Country Market, the Do-It Center, State Farm Insurance Agency, B&B Newsstand, or Shop-N-Go. If you’d like to volunteer for the Meals on Wheels program, call Julie at 746-9642.

Living Desert Zoo and Gardens State Park Offering Docent Training Next Month

LIVING DESERT ZOO AND GARDENS STATE PARK IS LOOKING FOR DOCENT VOLUNTEERS. DARRELL MOODY HAS THE DETAILS…

KATHERINE LAW IS AN INTERPERATIVE RANGER WITH NEW MEXICO STATE PARKS…
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LAW SAYS THEIR NEXT EIGHT WEEK DOCENT TRAINING SESSION BEGINS WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 7th. FOR MORE INFORMATION, OR TO SIGN UP…CALL LIVING DESERT ZOO AND GARDENS STATE PARK.