Archives for October 2017

New Mexico Senators Oppose Budget Provision to Drill in ANWR

LAWMAKERS ON CAPITOL HILL ARE CONSIDERING A BUDGET THAT INCLUDES AUTHORIZATION TO DRILL IN THE ARCTIC NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE. DARRELL MOODY HAS THE DETAILS…

DREW McCONVILLE WITH THE WILDERNESS SOCIETY TELLS ME BOTH OF NEW MEXICO’S SENATORS MARTIN HEINRICH AND TOM UDALL OPPOSE THE PROPOSAL….
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LAWMAKERS IN THE HOUSE ARE EXPECTED TO VOTE ON THE SENATE’S BUDGET TODAY.

Utility Scam Reported in Chaves County

THE CHAVES COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE IS WARNING RESIDENTS ABOUT A PHONE SCAM INVOLVING XCEL ENERGY. DARRELL MOODY HAS THE DETAILS…

XCEL ENERGY SPOKESMAN WES REEVES SAYS CHAVES COUNTY CUSTOMERS HAVE REPORTED RECEIVING A CALL FROM SOMEONE PRETENDING TO BE WITH XCEL…THREATENING TO DISCONNECT SERVICE AND DEMANDING PAYMENT…
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IF YOU GET ONE OF THESE CALLS…HANG UP AND CALL XCEL ENERGY DIRECTLY.

Artesia Museum and Art Center Honoring Local Veterans

THE ARTESIA HISTORICAL MUSEUM AND ART CENTER IS GOING TO HONOR LOCAL VETERANS WITH A SPECIAL EXHIBIT THAT OPENS NEXT MONTH. DARRELL MOODY HAS THE DETAILS…

HONORING ARTESIA’S VETERANS OPENS FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 10th. THE ANNUAL EXHIBIT FEATURES A WALL OF HONOR AND MILITARY ARTIFACTS. A RECEPTION THAT DAY WILL MARK THE OPENING OF THE EXHIBIT. REFRESHMENTS WILL BE SERVED. IT’S OPEN TO ANYONE FROM THE AREA. YOU CAN VISIT THE MUSEUM AND ART CENTER TUESDAY THROUGH FRIDAY FROM NINE TO NOON AND ONE TO FIVE ON SATURDAYS, THE MUSEUM IS OPEN FROM ONE TO FIVE. THE “HONORING ARTESIA’S VETERANS” EXHIBIT RUNS THROUGH NOVEMBER 25th.

Open Enrollment Begins Next Week

THE 2018 OPEN ENROLLMENT PERIOD FOR HEALTH INSURANCE BEGINS A WEEK FROM TODAY. DARRELL MOODY HAS THE DETAILS…

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VERONICA REYES WITH BE WELL NM SAYS DESPITE WHAT YOU HEAR IN THE NEWS…THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT IS STILL VERY MUCH THE LAW OF THE LAND…
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BE WELL NM IS THE STATE’S HEALTH INSURANCE EXCHANGE. YOU CAN ALSO GET GUIDENCE ON WHICH COVERAGE TO CHOOSE…AT BE WELL NM DOT COM.

Artesia Church Collecting Donations for Puerto Rico

AN ARTESIA CHURCH IS HOLDING A DONATION DRIVE TO HELP PEOPLE ON THE ISLAND OF PUERTO RICO TO RECOVER FROM HURRICANE MARIA. DARRELL MOODY HAS THE DETAILS…

ORGANIZER JOSE PERELES TELLS ME THEY’RE COLLECTING NON-PERISHABLE ITEMS…
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PERELES SAYS THEY’RE ALSO ACCEPTING CASH DONATIONS TO PAY FOR THE SHIPPING. IF YOU WANT TO HELP, BRING YOUR DONATIONS TO THE CHURCH IN ARTESIA…ON WEST HERMOSA…ON FRIDAY NOVEMBER 10th OR SATURDAY, THE 11th.

Local Vets Invited to Entrepreneurship Seminar

THE NEW MEXICO VETERANS BUSINESS OUTREACH CENTER IS HOSTING AN ENTREPRENEURSHIP SEMINAR NEXT WEEK IN ROSWELL. DARRELL MOODY HAS THE DETAILS…

THE SEMINAR IS NEXT THURSDAY, NOVEMBER SECOND FROM 8-TO-3 AT THE NEW MEXICO MILLITARY INSTITUTE. VETERANS BUSINESS ADVISOR JIM CASSIDY…
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THE SEMINAR IS FREE TO VETERANS AND THEIR SPOUSES…TO PRE REGISTER, SEND AN EMAIL TO JAMES-M DOT CASSIDY AT STATE DOT NM DOT US.

Roswell’s UFO Festival to be Featured on Cooking Channel Show

CUISINE FROM ROSWELL’S UFO FESTIVAL WILL BE FEATURED ON THE COOKING CHANNEL LATER THIS WEEK. DARRELL MOODY HAS THE DETAILS…

MAINSTREET ROSWELL DIRECTOR KATHY LAY TELLS ME PRODUCERS OF THE SHOW CARNIVAL EATS CONTACTED THEM ABOUT FEATURING THE UFO FESTIVAL ON AN UPCOMING SHOW…
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CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE FOOD KIND AIRS THURSDAY NIGHT AT 7 O’CLOCK ON THE COOKING CHANNEL.

Artesia Public Library Rolls Out Novel Writing Initiative

IF YOU’VE EVER WANTED TO WRITE A NOVEL, THE ARTESIA PUBLIC LIBRARY HAS A PROGRAM JUST FOR YOU. DARRELL MOODY HAS THE DETAILS…

THE PROGRAM IS OPEN TO AUTHORS OF ALL AGES…
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TEEN LIBRARIAN JESSICA PASCHAL SAYS YOU COULD END UP WITH YOUR OWN BOOK…
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FOR DETAILS, VISIT ARTESIA NM DOT GOV.

State Agriculture Officials Holding Pecan Weevil Meetings Thursday

ON THURSDAY, STATE AGRICULTURE OFFICIALS WILL BE IN THE AREA DISCUSSING PECAN WEEVIL POLICY WITH LOCAL GROWERS. DARRELL MOODY HAS THE DETAILS…

EDDY COUNTY AGRICULTURE AGENT WOODS HOUGHTON SAYS THE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE WANTS TO HEAR FROM LOCAL GROWERS BEFORE MAKING ANY CHANGES…
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THE FIRST MEEING THURSDAY IS IN ROSWELL AT 9-30…AT THE EASTERN FAIR GROUNDS. AT 1-30…THEY’LL BE AT THE ARTESIA CVE BUILDING. THE FINAL MEETING IS AT 6-30 AT THE EDDY COUNTY EXTENSION OFFICE IN CARLSBAD.

Artesia Man Arrested For RV Park Shooting

An arrest is made after a shooting earlier this month in an Artesia RV park. Authorities say the incident off US 285 took place back on October 6th early in the morning at R&P RV Park and Laudry at 7348 Roswell Highway. As deputies arrived, they found a man named Christopher Madron with a gunshot wound to his leg. Madron has since been treated and released from a local hospital. However, witnesses reported seeing a red SUV come into the park and deputies used surveillance video to watch that same gvehicle speed away. Turns out, that vehicle belongs to 23 year-old Marcelino Medina, of Artesia, who is now jailed for aggravated battery and being a felon in possession of a firearm. Anyone with information about the incident is still asked to call police.