Archives for May 2016

Carlsbad Memorial Day Parade

Carlsbad today has the 30th of May Memorial Day Parade. It includes floats, cars, bikes, and horses at the administration building. This starts at 8:30 this morning. A ceremony follows at the Veteran’s Memorial Park. Veterans can ride in a flatbed trailer provided in the parade. Meanwhile, the Eddy County offices remain closed today because of Memorial Day. However, the sheriff’s department has deputies on duty, and the road department has a road crew on call today.

Roswell High’s Amador to play at NMJC

Roswell High School’s Daniel Amador has a place to play basketball next year.

The three-year starter has signed a letter of intent with New Mexico Junior College.

Two years ago in the state championship game, Amador went on a tear to lead Roswell from behind to victory.

He averaged over 25 points per game this season.

Roswell PD warns high school grads of scam

Roswell Police report a scam involving recent high school graduates and their parents.

Someone receives a phone call from a person claiming to represent an organization.

The police say this caller has a college scholarship for the student, but this student must buy a prepaid debit card to cover a “processing fee.”

Anyone who receives a call like this can contact the Consumer Protection Division at the state attorney general’s office.

Carlsbad MainStreet approves alcohol for fundraiser

Carlsbad’s city council has approved a petition from MainStreet to allow alcohol sales at Cavern Fest.

This means the organization can have a beer garden on Mermod and Canyon streets and give alcohol to VIP ticket holders.

The concert event happens June 11. It begins at 8 o’clock that morning on the county courthouse lawn.

The event includes the grand opening of the Farmer’s Market and kid friendly events. It also has a volleyball tournament and evening performances from live bands.

Little Texas closes the show.

Eddy Co. law enforcement participating in Click It or Ticket

Carlsbad and Artesia police have joined the sheriff’s office in looking for drivers without seatbelts.

Law enforcement has stepped up its enforcement during the Click It or Ticket campaign.

The initiative lasts until June 5.

A DOT study shows 67 percent of vehicle deaths in Eddy County involve not wearing a seat belt.

The Current-Argus reports the national average at 49 percent.

Carlsbad Police plan on putting two or three cars in wolf pack areas with large numbers of traffic violations.

Splash pad in Roswell opens Friday

The splash pad at Poe Corn Park opens on Friday.

Its water features went through a test run yesterday.

The city says this facility should remain open every day through the summer, and you can use it for free.

The pad runs daily from 11 to 7.

While you can begin using it this weekend, a formal grand opening ceremony happens next month at the park along East Second Street just east of Garden Avenue.

State AG: Previous Eddy Co. commissioners violated Open Meetings Act

The state attorney general’s office says the previous Eddy County board of commissioners violated the Open Meetings Act.

The Current-Argus reports it failed to provide specific descriptions in 26 past meeting agendas in 2013 and 2014.

Three members of the current board served during that time: Susan Crockett, Glenn Collier, and Royce Pearson.

The AG’s office says the descriptions for closed meetings during that time all contained phrases like “limited personnel matters” or similar “generic” phrases.

The Open Meetings Act says agendas must provide specific information.

Person of interest detained in last night’s Roswell homicide

Roswell Police have detained a person of interest following last night’s homicide.

They say the murder happened in a home on North Pontiac Drive in west Roswell.

Emergency responders found a 61-year-old man. He died at a hospital.

Police found this person of interest at another location.

They have simply described him as a 31-year-old man and as a potential suspect.

LRAA holds awards banquet June 14

The Leadership Roswell Alumni Association holds its 19th annual awards banquet next month.

NMMI’s VMV ballroom hosts it June 14 at 6 o’clock.

The event recognizes community leaders

Please contact the association to RSVP by June 10.

Bats invade Carlsbad Mall

A group of bats invaded the Carlsbad Mall on Saturday.

The Current-Argus reports 30 of them found their way inside.

That prompted the mall to shut down at noon so animal control could remove them.

This process included a large net and lots of shooing away.

The mall shut down for an hour and a half.

Tina Dorado from Animal Control calls it unusual to see so many bats in one spot.

She says during this migratory season, they often pop up in buildings around town.