Archives for March 2017

NWS Storm Spotter Training Wednesday in Roswell

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IS TRAINING STORM SPOTTERS TODAY IN ROSWELL. DARRELL MOODY HAS THE DETAILS…

TRAINING COORDINATOR JIM TUCKER TELLS ME THE GOAL IS TO TEACH FOLKS ON THE GROUND HOW TO SPOT SEVERE WEATHER…
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THE CLAS IS BEING TAUGHT ONE AT 1-30 THIS AFTERNOON…THEN AGAIN IN THE EVENING AT 6.
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BOTH CLASSES ARE FREE WILL BE HELD INSIDE THE DANIELS LEADERSHIP CENTER ON THE NMMI CAMPUS.

Chaves County Commissioners to Meet Thursday

CHAVES COUNTY COMMISSIONERS WILL HOLD THEIR REGULAR BUSINESS MEETING THURSDAY MORNING. ON THE AGENDA…A PROCLAMATION ON RISE WITH ROSWELL AGRICULTURE APPRECIATION DAY. THREE PUBLIC HEARINGS ARE SCHEDULED…INCLUDING ONE ON A PROCDURAL CHANGE ORDINANCE. COMMISSIONERS WILL ALSO DISCUSS A CANGE IN MANPOWER ALLOCATION, JOB SPECIFICATIONS FOR ROAD OPERATIONS DIRECTOR. THE MEETING STARTS AT 9 O’CLOCK THURSDAY MORNING INSIDE COMMISSION CHAMBERS.

Roswell City Council to Meet Thursday Night

THE ROSWELL CITY COUNCIL MEETS TONIGHT AND THERE ARE SEVERAL SIGNIFICANT ITEMS ON THE AGENDA. AMONG THEM, A VOTE ON THE MAYOR’S RECOMENDATION FOR INTERIM CITY MANAGER. ROSWELL’S ENGINEER LOUIS NAJAR HAS BEEN ACTING AS CITY MANAGER. IF APPROVED, HE’LL GET A TEMPORARY RAISE…IN ADDITION TO THE EXTRA WORK.

THE COUNCIL WILL ALSO VOTE ON A PROPOSAL TO RAISE MUNICIPAL COURT FINES, AN ORDINANCE TO ISSUE A 7-POINT 4-MILLION DOLLAR REVENUE BOND TO REMODEL THE CITY’S CONVENTION CENTER AND A PROPOSED SETTLEMENT BETWEEN THE CITY OF ROSWELL AND ITS UTILITY WORKERS UNION.

TONIGHT’S MEETING STARTS AT 6 O’CLOCK ISIDE THE ROSWELL MUSEUM AND ART CENTER.

Body of Missing Roswell Woman Found on US 285

NEW MEXICO STATE POLICE ARE INVESTIGATING A POSSIBLE HOMICIDE…AFTER THE BODY OF A MISSING ROSWELL WOMAN WAS FOUND BY NEW MEXICO D-O-T WORKERS ON US HIGHWAY 285 IN DE BACA COUNTY. 49-YEAR-OLD MARIA ELENA ARAGON…REPORTED MISSING ON SUNDAY. SHE WAS AN EMPLOYEE OF THE ROSWELL INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT.

Two Hospital Guards, Senior Citizen and Dog Stop Car Theft

TWO HOSPITAL SECURITY GUARDS, A SENIOR CITIZEN AND A BORDER COLLIE MIX WORKED TOGETHER TO THWART AN ATTEMPTED VEHICLE THEFT TUESDAY MORNING IN ROSWELL. 80-YEAR-OLD TROY TEAGUE STOPPED AT HIS DENTIST’S OFFICE NEAR THE EASTERN NEW MEXICO MEDICAL CENTER CAMPUS…LEAVING HIS KEYS AND DOG “SKIP” IN THE CAR. WHILE TEAGUE WAS INSIDE, POLICE SAY 20-YEAR-OLD JACOB SANCHEZ WAS BEING ESCORTED FROM THE HOSPITAL GROUNDS. THEY SAY SANCHEZ JUMPED IN TEAGUE’S CAR, AND SKIP BIT HIM. SANCHEZ WAS ABLE TO BACK OUT ONTO NORTH KENTUCKY. BY THEN, TEAGUE CAME OUT AND STOOD IN FRONT OF THE CAR. THE SECURITY GUARDS WERE ABLE TO REMOVE SANCHEZ FROM THE CAR…HOLDING HIM UNTIL POLICE ARRIVED.

U.S. Rep. Steve Pearce to Host Saturday Town Hall in Hobbs

CONGRESSMAN STEVE PEARCE WILL BE IN THE SECOND DISTRICT THIS WEEKEND…HOLDING A TOWN HALL MEETING IN HOBBS. MORE THAN 300 PEOPLE SHOWED UP FOR A SIMILAR TOWN HALL IN LINCOLN COUNTY. REPUBLICAN MEMBERS OF CONGRESS HAVE BEEN THE TARGET OF VOTER CRITICISM DURING SIMILAR TOWN HALLS AND PEARCE SAID THERE WERE DISAGREEMENTS LAST WEEK. HE ALSO RECENTLY HOSTED A TELEPHONE TOWN HALL WHERE MORE THAN 10-THOUSAND CONSTITUENTS CALLED IN. PEARCE WILL BE AT THE LEA COUNTY EVENT CENTER SATURDAY MORNING AT 9 O’CLOCK.

State Lawmakers, Environmental Advocates Hold Press Conference in Santa Fe on Methane Regulations

SEVERAL STATE LAWMAKERS JOINED ADVOCATES MONDAY IN SANTA FE TO VOICE THEIR OPPOSITION TO PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP’S PLAN TO ROLL BACK METHANE REGULATIONS. DARRELL MOODY HAS THE STORY…

NEW MEXICO HOUSE SPEAKER BRIAN EGOLF JOINED FELLOW DEMOCRATS BENNY SHENDO JUNIOR FROM THE SENATE AND REPRESENTATIVE GEORGENE LOUIS FOR YESTERDAY’S PRESS CONFERENCE. THE ENVIRONMENTAL DEFENSE FUND, THE CENTER FOR METHANE EMISSIONS SOLUTIONS, AND RIO ARRIBA COUNTY ALSO HAD REPRESENTATIVES AT THE PRESS CONFERENCE. ADVOCATES SAY NEW MEXICO HAS MORE TO LOSE FROM ROLLING BACK METHANE REGULATIONS THAN ANY OTHER STATE.

GOP Town Hall In Ruidoso

300 people turned out for the first town hall held this year by Congressman, Steve Pearce, the sole Republican in New Mexico’s congressional delegation. The two-hour event Saturday in Ruidoso was rowdy but nonviolent…except for a punch thrown by one man at another, after he took a photo of him. Topics included GOP plans to repeal Obamacare. Pearce was drowned out by boos when he said the Affordable Care Act is collapsing. Pearce said afterward it was important to have a civil discussion and hear varying viewpoints. He added he didn’t mind the rowdiness. He said that’s how the process works when people have strong opinions.

More Elk Hunting

The Department of Game and Fish added 300 more hunting licenses for antlerless elk in southeastern New Mexico to this year’s annual draw. Only New Mexico residents are eligible to apply. Applications are accepted through the department’s online licensing system, or by calling their Information Center. Hunters who already have applied have the option of adding the new hunts to their applications. The deadline to apply is the 22nd.

Artesia Officers Cleared

Beth Hahn, the former Hobbs reporter who is now an officer at the Artesia Police Department, has been cleared of any wrongdoing in an officer-involved shooting in Artesia last summer. District Attorney, Dianna Luce on Friday released a letter, clearing Hahn and another Artesia officer, Antonio Baca, who were involved in the July, 26th fatal shooting of Juan Duran of Artesia.