Archives for November 2017

Carlsbad Man Sentenced for Meth and Heroin Trafficking

A CARLSBAD MAN WILL SPEND THE NEXT SEVEN YEARS IN PRISON FOR TRAFFICKING HEROIN AND METHAMPHETAMINE. DARRELL MOODY HAS THE DETAILS…

32-YEAR-OLD ERIC ANTHONY LOPEZ…SENTENCED — THIS WEEK — TO 84 MONTHS IN PRISON. HE PLED GUILTY TO METHAMPHETAMINE AND HEROIN TRAFFICKING CHARGES…STEMMING FROM AN INVESTIGATION THAT BEGAN TWO YEARS AGO. LOPEZ ADMITTED TO POSSESSING 461 GRAMS OF METH, 39 MORE GRAMS OF HEROIN AND MORE THAN 56-HUNDRED DOLLARS IN CASH. HE WAS PROSECUTED UNDER THE NEW MEXICO HEROIN AND OPIOID PREVENTION AND EDUCAITON — OR “HOPE” — INITIATIVE. AFTER HE SERVES HIS TIME IN FEDERAL PRISON, LOPEZ WILL BE ON SUPERVISED RELEASE FOR ANOTHER FOUR YEARS.

New Mexico State Police Gearing up for ENDWI Campaign

STATE POLICE ARE ON PATROL THROUGHOUT SOUTHEAST NEW MEXICO LOOKING FOR DRUNK DRIVERS. DARRELL MOODY HAS THE DETAILS…

NEW MEXICO STATE POLICE…ADDING TROOPERS TO THE ROADS NEXT MONTH…CONDUCTING DWI CHECKPOINTS AND SATURATION PATROLS…IN SEARCH OF DRUNK DRIVERS. BUT EMILEE CANTRELL WITH THE NEW MEXICO DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION SAYS THAT’S NOT THE ONLY THING THEY’RE LOOKING FOR…
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THE END-DWI CAMPAIGN RUNS THROUGH THE MONTH OF DECEMBER.

Artesia Police Winding Down Month-Long DWI Crackdown

ARTESIA POLICE ARE WRAPPING UP A MONTH-LONG EFFORT TO CRACK DOWN ON DRUNK DRIVERS. DARRELL MOODY HAS THE DETAILS…

COMMANDER LINDELL SMITH TELLS ME THE DEPARTMENT HAS BEEN BUSY WITH SATURATION PATROLS AND CHECKPOINTS…BUT THEY ALSO DEPEND ON DRIVERS REPORTING SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY…
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SMITH SAYS THE ENFORCEMENT PERIOD WRAPS UP THURSDAY.

Roswell Christmas Railway Opens for Second Season

ROSWELL’S CHRISTMAS RAILWAY IS OPEN AT SPRING RIVER PARK AND ZOO FOR ITS SECOND HOLIDAY SEASON. DARRELL MOODY HAS THE DETAILS…

THE RAILWAY OPENED THIS WEEKEND. UNTIL DECEMBER 14th, IT’S GOING TO BE OPEN FRIDAY THROUGH SUNDAY. AFTER DECEMBER 14th, THE RAILWAY WILL BE OPEN DAILY THROUGH NEW YEAR’S EVE. THE HIGHLIGHT OF THIS YEAR’S TRAIN IS THE INTERACTIVE POLAR ZONE WITH ITS VERY OWN CHOCOLATE BAR. THE WORLD OF LIGHT EXHIBIT IS ALSO NEW THIS YEAR. IF IT’S COLD ENOUGH, THERE WILL BE REAL SNOW IN THE PARK’S WINTER WONDERLAND. YOU’LL ALSO BE ABLE TO MAKE YOUR OWN STUFFED ANIMALS AND SEE A HUMAN SNOW GLOBE. FOR TICKET PRICES AND OTHER DETAILS, GO TO ROSWELL CHRISTMAS RAILWAY DOT COM.

A Man Called A Local Hero Has Died

A man known for his huge heart and desire to to do good has died. The Roswell Chamber of Commerce posted on Facebook over the weekend that Johnny Gonzales did so much for the people in our community. Heaven has gained a true treasure. Johnny Gonzales passed away after a brief but tough fight with cancer. Johnny’s wife Mary wrote on a Go Fund Me Page set up to help the family pay for funeraland medical expenses “Although we have lost such an inspiring person, the family will honor Johnny Gonzales by continuing all his programs he started.” To donate visit www.gofundme.com/johnny-gonzales

Roswell’s Reindeer Run is Saturday

ROSWELL’S 33rd ANNUAL REINDEER RUN IS THIS SATURDAY. DARRELL MOODY HAS THE DETAILS…

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SARAH HALL IS RECREATION SUPERVISOR AT THE ROSWELL ADULT AND RECREATION CENTER…SHE SAYS THERE’S A GREATER PURPOSE FOR THE RUN…
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THERE ARE 5-AND-10-K RUNS AND WALKS. FOR DETAILS OR TO SIGN UP…CALL THE ADULT AND RECREATION CENTER.

R360 Permian Basin Collecting Bikes for Christmas

BUSINESSES AND CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE THROUGHOUT SOUTHEAST NEW MEXICO ARE COLLECTING BIKES FOR KIDS IN NEED. DARRELL MOODY HAS THE DETAILS…

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DARREN WARREN IS WITH R-360 PERMIAN BASIN…HE’S COORDINATING THIS YEAR’S CHRISTMAS PROMISE…
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YOU CAN CONTRIBUTE FINANCIALLY UNTIL DECEMBER FIRST. WARREN WILL COLLECT BIKES UNTIL DECEMBER 8th.

Artesia Public Library Hosting “Come Write In” Event Monday

THE ARTESIA PUBLIC LIBRARY IS HOSTING A SPECIAL WORKSHOP FOR WRITERS THIS AFRTERNOON. (FROM 4:00 TO 6:00) DARRELL MOODY HAS THE DETAILS…

THEY’RE CALLING IT A “COME WRITE IN” EVENT…IN HONOR OF NATIONAL NOVEL WRITING MONTH. JESSICA IS TEEN LIBRARIAN…SHE SAYS THE GOAL IS TO HELP EDDY COUNTY RESIDENTS WRITE THEIR OWN NOVEL…
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THE LIBRARY IS ALSO OFFERING DOOR PRIZES THIS AFTERNOON…AS WELL AS DRINKS AND SNACKS. THE WRITE IN IS OPEN TO ANYONE WHO WANTS TO ATTEND.

Downtown Roswell Retailes Gearing Up for ‘Shop Small Saturday’

THE MALLS AND BIG BOX STORES ARE BUSY WITH BLACK FRIDAY SHOPPERS, BUT LOCAL BUSINESS OWNERS DON’T WANT YOU TO FORGET TO SHOP SMALL SATURDAY. DARRELL MOODY HAS THE DETAILS…

SHOP SMALL SATURDAY IS A NATIONWIDE EFFORT TO GET HOLIDAY SHOPPERS TO ONLY VISIT LOCALLY OWNED BUSINESSES. MAIN STREET ROSWELL EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR KATHY LAY SAYS DOWNTOWN RETAILERS ARE READY FOR TOMORROW…
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LAY SAYS PARTICIPATING RETAILERS WILL HAVE A SHOP SMALL SATURDAY STICKER ON THEIR WINDOWS.

AAA: Holiday Shoppers Are Changing Habits

BLACK FRIDAY IS THE BUSIEST SHOPPING DAY OF THE YEAR BUT CONSUMERS ARE CHANGING THE WAY THEY BUY. DARRELL MOODY HAS DETAILS ON A NEW HOLIDAY SHOPPING SURVEY…

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TRIPLE A’S JOSH CARRASCO SAYS THE MALLS IN ROSWELL AND CARLSBAD ARE BUSY TODAY…BUT CONSUMERS ARE CHANGING THEIR HABITS…
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CARRASCO SAYS 36-PERCENT OF CONSUMERS PLAN TO USE THEIR SMARTPHONE TO SHOP…A 16-PERCENT INCREASE OVER LAST YEAR.