Archives for April 2016

Roswell man charged with attempted murder

Police have charged a Roswell man with attempted murder.

They have arrested 21-year-old Anthony Romero after a stabbing that followed a fight outside an apartment in March.

Police say it happened at the Raintree Apartments on West McGaffey Street.

The investigation shows Romero met this man through a mutual friend as the three of them drank at a restaurant.

The three men met up again later that night at Romero’s apartment, and the fight allegedly happened outside it.

Roswell advances truancy ordinance

A committee in Roswell has decided to consider further the idea of holding adults criminally responsible for students who miss school.

This idea has come from the mayor.

The new ordinance could find parents and guardians guilty of “educational neglect” should a child under the age of 13 have over 10 unexcused absences.

The mayor calls the ordinance necessary because he sees state truancy statues as a “convoluted mess.”

The Roswell Daily Record reports the city council meets May 12 to consider the resolution and whether or not to hold a public hearing on it.

The earliest public hearing would happen during a city council meeting June 9.

Xcel Energy approves $40M in new transmission projects

Xcel Energy has planned upgrades for 30 miles of transmission lines and several electrical substations.

These come as part of eight infrastructure projects.

The company calls the $40 million investment a part of the push to strengthen the grid along the New Mexico-Texas border.

It hopes to complete the projects by 2021.

Xcel says it has invested in nearly 800 miles of new transmission lines and 10 substations in both states since 2011.

It intends to build over 700 miles of lines in the next few years.

Wild horse and burro adoption in Artesia

The BLM holds a wild horse and burro adoption in Artesia on Friday and Saturday.

The event includes adult and yearling horses and burros that once roamed free on public lands.

It runs at the Artesia Horse Council Arena on Friday afternoon from noon to 6 o’clock, and on Saturday morning from 8 to 10.

Those looking to adopt must have least 400 square feet of corral space per animal with free access to food, water and shelter.

Adult horses need a six-foot corral fence. Yearlings need just five feet, and burros four-and-a-half.

The adoption fee runs 125 dollars.

Roswell man pleads guilty in drug trafficking case

A Roswell man has pleaded guilty to trying to sell meth, heroin, and cocaine in Chaves County.

The DOJ says authorities arrested 28-year-old Javier Madrid in November.

This followed an earlier search of his home and car.

Officials found drugs, ammunition, and nearly $4,000 in cash.

Because of his felony conviction for narcotics trafficking, Madrid could not own any weapons or ammunition.

Roswell PD: Watch out for “loyalty grant” scam

Roswell Police want people to know about a new scam.

They say it features the federal government supposedly handing out money in a unique way.

Police claim someone received a phone call saying he had a “loyalty grant” of $9,000 on his way for staying out of trouble.

However, the caller said he would have to give 200 dollars of his own money to cover the transfer.

Police say this resident didn’t go for it.

If something like this comes your way, then contact the Federal Trade Commisson and the Consumer Protection Division at the state attorney general’s office.

Carlsbad officials concerned about railroad safety

Rail officials have problems with people trespassing on train tracks near Carlsbad.

Southwestern Railroad tells the Curret-Argus that it has always found people on a bridge on the north side of the Pecos River.

It says this not only presents safety risks, but it also affects the company’s work.

Now it has a safety plan to keep people away from there, and it involves working with Carlsbad schools to show them the dangers.

NMSU names Weir head men’s coach

NMSU has promoted associate head coach Paul Weir.

He takes over the program following Marvin Menzies’ departure for UNLV.

Weir has spent the last nine seasons on the coaching staff.

Rx Takeback at Lake Carslbad Beach on Saturday

A hazardous waste and prescription drug take back happens Saturday at Lake Carlsbad Beach.

Haz wate includes e-waste like computers and batteries.

It runs from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Blood drive tomorrow in Carlsbad

The Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce sponsors a blood drive tomorrow.

It runs from noon to 3:30 in its parking lot on South Canal.