Archives for April 2018

Immigrant Worker Rallies Planned for Tuesday Across New Mexico

HUNDREDS OF IMMIGRANTS, WORKERS AND ADVOCATES ARE MARCHING AT SITES ACROSS NEW MEXICO FOR INTERNATIONAL WORKERS DAY. DARRELL MOODY HAS THE DETAILS…

RALLIES…PLANNED THIS AFTERNOON IN SANTA FE, GALLUP, FARMINGTON AND HOBBS. NEZA LEAL WITH SOMOS UN PUEBLO UNIDO SAYS THEY’RE MARCHING FOR TWO REASONS…
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THE HOBBS MARCH STARTS TONIGHT AT SIX AT HOBBS CITY PARK.

Nuclear Regulatory Commission Hosting Public Hearings to Discuss Nuclear Waste Disposal Plan

THE NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION HELD A PUBLIC HEARING LAST NIGHT IN ROSWELL TO TALK ABOUT A PLAN TO STORE NUCLEAR WASTE IN THE AREA. DARRELL MOODY HAS THE DETAILS…

TOM SMITH IS WITH THE NON-PROFIT CONSUMER AND ENERGY ORGANIZATION PUBLIC CITIZEN…HIS FIRST CONCERN IS SHIPPING TONS OF NUCLEAR WASTE ACROSS THE COUNTRY ON TRAINS…
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THE COMMISSION IS HOSTING A SECOND MEETING TONIGHT IN HOBBS…FOLLOWED BY ANOTHER MEETING THURSDAY NIGHT IN CARLSBAD.

New Mexico State Police Provide Update on Fatal Motorcycle Crash in Artesia

WE’RE LEARNING MORE ABOUT A FATAL MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT LAST WEEK IN ARTESIA. DARRELL MOODY HAS THE DETAILS…

39-YEAR-OLD NOEL COOR CRASHED HIS MOTORCYCLE INTO THE SIDE OF A PICKUP TRUCK SATURDAY AFTERNOON ON US HIGHWAY 82 NEAR RIVERSIDE ROAD. INVESTIGATORS WITH THE NEW MEXICO STATE POLICE TELL US THE PICKUP TRUCK WAS TURNING LEFT INTO A BUSINESS…ENTERING THE PATH OF THE MOTORCYCLE. COOR, WHO WAS WEARING A HELMET AND RIDING GEAR, WAS TRANSPORTED TO A NEARBY HOSPITAL WHERE HE WAS PRONOUNCED DEAD. AT THIS TIME, INVESTIGATORS SAY ALCOHOL DOES NOT APPEAR TO HAVE BEEN A FACTOR IN THE CRASH.

Boy Shot; Teenager Arrest in Carlsbad

A Carlsbad teenager has been arrested and jailed for shooting an 8 year-old boy. 18 year-old Keyon Mason is identified in jail records as the man charged with abandonment of a child and other charges. The shooting happened in the 100 block of South 3rd Street. The boy has now been transferred to a hospital in El Paso, Texas. Police say that Mason said that he and the boy were “playing” when the .22 revolver discharged. However, two shell casings werre discovered lodged in a wall of the home. Mason then admitted he knew the gun was loaded when he pointed it at the boy. It is unclear how bond Mason is being held on, but a preliminary hearing in court has not yet been scheduled.

TX & NM Troopers Step Up 285 Enforcement

New Mexico and Texas authorities continue efforts to crack down on deadly accidents along US 285 in southern Eddy County and western Texas. Troopers from both states are now in the beginning stages of a huge enforcement effort that will have a number of checkpoints set up on both sides of the state line from Carlsbad to Fort Stockton, Texas. The effort is being funded by grant money that both states have been awarded. One checkpoint was already set up on Thursday at the former weigh station near Loving, which is now empty. Big trucks and semis were ordered to pull off the highway while troopers checked their safety equipment and driver logs. Additional patrols are also being scheduled for State Road 128 in Eddy and Lea Counties, which has also been dangerous.

Support Grows For Loving HS Principal To Be Hired As Superintendent

A special meeting of the Loving School Board has prompted calls for Lee White to be hoisted to the superintendent’s role. White is currently the principal at the high school. A group of staff members and another school employee acting on her own presented the school board with letters on Wednesday recommending White for the job. Current Superintendent Ann McIlroy has resigned to take the superintendent position in Roswell. White meanwhile, has publicly said he plans to apply for the job.

Update: Young Driver Injured In Crash Taken To Lubbock, TX

An update to a crash we told you about Monday involving a local teenager. Authorities say the 15 year-old driver lost control near the intersection of Richey Avenue and 41st Street Sunday. The young driver was taken to a Luboock, Texas, hospital where he remains in stable condition, according to hospital personell. The Daily Press reports that Artesia Police say they believe a medical episode caused the unidentified driver to lose control. No other vehicles were involved in the crash.

Man Arrested For Failed Sunday Robberies

A Carlsbad man has been arrested after police say he tried to rob two businesses, but was not successful in either attempt. Police say 23 year-old Isaac Zamora was jailed Sunday after incidents at the Roadrunner Express and the nearby Petsense on Pierce Street. Both crimes happened within just a few minutes of each other, so police were able to quickly determine that they were connected. Employees at the gas station said Zamora was trying to hide his face using a red bandana. He pulled out what he said was a small handgun covered in a Crown Royal bag. Zamaro is now facing two counts of attempted robbery and four counts of aggravated assault for pointing the gun at employees.

Border Patrol Graduates Latest Class In Artesia

Graduation ceremponies were held for US Border Patrol Academy class 1084 pon Friday. The event was held at the Artesia High School auditorium. This was the first Border Patrol class graduated under the new 117-day curriculum. The federal government says that the new guidelines will greatly improve students training. Nearly every discipline taight has been increased for the Border Patrol candidates.

ENMU-Roswell Small Business Center Earns State Award

THE SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CENTER AT ENMU-ROSWELL IS BEING HONORED FOR HELPING LOCAL BUSINESSES THRIVE. DARRELL MOODY HAS THE DETAILS…

ENMU ROSWELL’S SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CENTER…SELECTED FOR THE 2018 NEW MEXICO SBA SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CENTER EXCELLENCE AND INNOVATION AWARD. IT’S ONE OF 20 SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CENTERS TO BE RECOGNIZED MAY 2nd DURING A MORNING CEREMONY AT THE ALBUQUERQUE HISPANO CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AND THE NEW MEXICO SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CENTER NETWORK. FOR MORE INFORMATION…GO TO NM SMALL BUSINESS AWARDS DOT EVENT BRITE DOT COM.