Archives for November 2015

Methadone Clinic Neighbors Complain of Harassment by Clients

Roswell residents who live near a methadone clinic say that its clients are harassing them. Neighbors of Recovery Services of New Mexico say clinic patients knock on doors during the night, vandalize property, and verbally harass residents. KOB reports that Roswell police have received no complaints against the clinic or its clients, contrary to resident statements.

Haven’t seen gas this low since 2008

Those who are taking road trips will be paying the lowest pump prices for the Thanksgiving holiday since 2008.

The statewide gas price average in New Mexico is now $1.99 for a gallon of regular unleaded fuel, according to the AAA New Mexico Weekend Gas Watch. That price is seven cents less than last week and 65 cents less per gallon than last year.

Nearly 3.5 million Mountain Region residents are expected to travel this week and most of them (2.9 million) will be going by automobile.

St. Andrew’s celebrates 120 years of service

St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Roswell is celebrating 120 years of service to the Roswell community by honoring the work done every day by the more than 120 nonprofit organizations in our community.

The City of Roswell and Chaves County have proclaimed Monday, Nov. 30, ‘St. Andrew’s Day.’

Nonprofit leaders and board members are invited to a reception and dinner, Monday evening. The reception begins at 6 p.m. with a catered dinner courtesy Lovelace Regional Medical Center.

No minimum donation is required. However, a contribution of $1.20, $12 or more will support the community ministries of St. Andrew’s. Seating is limited, those who would like to attend are asked to RSVP with the church office by calling 575-622-1353.

Information sought for missing Roswell man

Roswell Police believe a mentally disabled man may have made his way to Albuquerque.

They believe 38-year-old Jacob Montoya disappeared from a house last week on South Union Avenue with a caretaker away for a bit.

Police say Montoya has no teeth. Someone last saw him wearing a camo-green jacket and blue pants.

He stands 5’9″ and weighs 150 pounds.

Anyone with any information should call Roswell Police.

Addition of safe havens increases WIPP underground safety

The DOE says WIPP has made significant safety improvements.

Eight underground refuge chambers have arrived, and the department says they should make it underground before WIPP resumes waste disposal operations.

Each unit can house 20 people for at least 36 hours.

Work continues on the interim ventilation system, as crews start installing ductwork that ties the new system into the exhaust air ventilation circuit.

Carlsbad and the DOE soon host a town hall that offers more information. It happens Jan. 7 at 5:30 in the city council chambers.

Christmas Anonymous looking for holiday magic

For a half-century, the Christmas Anonymous program has helped make Dec. 25 a better day for needy Carlsbad children.

Ray Anaya began the program in 1965 with two other people.

He died last year, and his daughter took over the operation.

However, it has not received as many donations following his death.

Geraldine Armendarez tells the Current-Argus that Christmas Anonymous needs cash donations as well as toys.

The annual Brotherhood of the 74 Toy Run takes place noon Saturday at the Walter Gerrells Performing Arts and Exhibition Center.

CYFD program to expand into Chaves Co.

The governor has announced a million-dollar expansion of the Children, Youth, and Families Department Family Support Worker program.

This program started as a pilot program in April of last year in Bernalillo County.

The expansion reaches in Chaves County and four other counties.

The program provides high-risk families with service and support to prevent child maltreatment.

The governor has also challenged lawmakers to enact stiffer penalties for those who assault child abuse caseworkers.

Movies to run for free at Yucca Recreation Center

The Yucca Recreation Center shows free movies next month.

It runs “Cinderella” Dec. 12, and “A Christmas Story” Dec. 19.

Each movie begins at 6 o’clock.

You can bring your own chairs and blankets, but you can also sit on the bleachers.

Additionally, you can use the concession stand, but you can also bring your own snacks and drinks.

Ground to break on Splash Pad in Roswell

Roswell’s parks and recreation department wants you to mark Dec. 9 on your calendar.

It breaks ground that day on the new Splash Pad.

This happens at noon at Poe Corn Park.

A donation from the Murphy family has allowed the project to begin.

NM attorney general warns about “Making Home Affordable” program

The state attorney general has alerted New Mexicans of a scam.

It targets people who have a hard time paying their mortgages.

He says in response to “Making Home Affordable” offer letters or calls, do not pay Ocwen mortgage payments by Moneygram.

Anyone who receives one of these should contact the Consumer Protection Division in the state attorney general’s office.