Archives for June 2018

1st American Bank Donates $100K To Artesia Aquatic Center

Another big financial boost for the new Artesia Aquatic Center. This time, First American Bank has donated 100-thousand dollars to be used on the new facility. In a prepared statement, CEO and Chairman Greg Marrs says First Bank is proud to support the project that it hoped will make Artesia a better place. Marrs says First American Bank supports Local First Initiatives and believes in investing dollars and time into the communities it serves. Construction on the Artesia Aquatic Center remains on track. You’ll start to see new construction this summer. The facility is scheduled to be complete by May of next year.

Nursing Industry Website Ranks ENMU-Roswell Program Among Best in New Mexico

ROSWELL IS HOME TO ONE OF THE BEST NURSING EDUCATION PROGRAMS IN THE COUNTRY. DARRELL MOODY HAS THE DETAILS…

ENMU-ROSWELL’S ASSOCIATE OF SCIENCE NURSING PRORAM…RECENTLY RECOGNIZED BY REGISTEREDNURSING.ORG. COLLEGE DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR DONNA ORACION…
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ENMU ROSWELL’S NURSING PROGRAM EARNED A SCORE OF 94.85.

NMSU Sustainable Agriculture Field Day Set for Thursday

NEW MEXICO STATE UNIVERSITY’S SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE FIEL DAY IS TOMORROW IN LA MESA. DARRELL MOODY HAS THE DETAILS…

THE FIELD DAY IS FROM EIGHT TO NOON AT THE LEYENDECKER PLANT SCIENCE RESEARCH CENTER…ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT AUTYMN MARTINEZ…
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THE SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE FIELD DAY IS FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. REGISTRATION OPENS AT 7:30.

Carlsbad Chamber Seeks Restaurant Operator for Pecos River Village Location

THE CARLSBAD CHAMBER OF COMMERCE IS REACHING OUT TO ITS MEMBERS WITH A REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL. DARRELL MOODY HAS THE DETAILS…

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CHAMBER PRESIDENT ROBERT DEFER SAYS THEY’RE LOOKING QUALIFIED COMPANIES FOR THE PROVISION AND MANAGEMETN OF A RESTAURANT…FOR A UNIQUE SPACE…
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INTERESTED PARTIES SHOULD CONTACT THE CARLSBAD CHAMBER OF COMMERCE.

Crooked Creek Fire Reaches 7,000 Acres

The wildfire burning north of Queen is now estimated at nearly 7-thousand acres. As of Monday, information released by the US Foprest Service said that rugged terrain has prevented crews from getting much of a handle on the blaze. The fire was considered 25 percent contained as of late last night, an increase from 15 percent on Sunday. The fire was first detected on June 15th and is believed to have been started by lightning. The entire Guadalupe Ranger Distreict remains under a high fire danger, according to the US Forest Service.

NM Senior Olympics Next Month in Albuquerque

THE NEW MEXICO 40th SENIOR OLYMPICS ARE LESS THAN A MONTH AWAY. DARRELL MOODY HAS THE DETAILS…

THE NEW MEXICO SENIOR OLYMPICS STATE SUMMER GAMES ARE JULY 18th THROUGH THE 22nd IN ALBUQUERQUE. EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR CECILIA ACOSTA SAYS THE GAMES ARE OPEN TO ANY ATHLETE ABOVE THE AGE OF 50…
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FOR A COMPLET LIST OF EVENTS AND OTHER DETAILS…GO TO NMSENIOROLYMPICS.ORG.

Roswell Tourism Talk Set for Friday

ROSWELL’S TOURISM TALK IS FRIDAY. DARRELL MOODY HAS A PREVIEW OF THE EVENT…

ROSWELL PUBLIC AFFAIRS DIRECTOR JUANITA JENNINGS SAYS A TEAM FROM THE NEW MEXICO TOURISM DEPARTMENT WILL MEET WITH LOCAL ATTRACTION AND BUSINESS OWNERS, HOTELIERS AND OTHER STAKEHOLDERS…
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THE MEETING IS FRIDAY MORNING AT 8-30 AT THE ROSWELL MUSEUM AND ART CENTER.

State Land Commissioner Sues State Engineer Over Temporary Water Permits

NEW MEXICO’S LAND COMMISSIONER IS SUING THE STATE ENGINEER OVER WASTED WATER. DARRELL MOODY HAS THE DETAILS…

STATE LAND COMMISSIONER AUBREY DUNN WANTS TO PREVENT THE STATE ENGINEER FROM ISSUING WHAT HE CALLS “UNLAWFUL” TEMPORARY WATER WELL PERMITS.
IN THE LAWSUIT, DUNN ALLEGES THE PERMITS ALLOW PERMITTEES TO USE TWO TO THREE TIMES MORE WATER THAN THE THREE-ACRE-FEET-PER-YEAR ALLOWED UNDER A TEMPORARY USE PERMIT…WHICH EQUATES TO NEARLY A MILLION GALLONS OF WATER. DUNN SAYS THE STATE ENGINEER HAS BEEN CHARGING A 15-DOLLAR FILING FEE FOR A PERMIT ALLOWING NINE ACRE FEET OF WATER FROM EACH WELL…WHICH BY HIS CALCULATION…WOULD SELL FOR ABOUT 143-THOUSAND DOLLARS.

Crooked Creek Fire Grows To 6,000 Acres

Another wildfire biurning in the Lincoln National Forest has now scorched some 6-thousand acres. A statement from fire managers says the fire was 25 percent contained as of Sunday afternoon. However, high winds on Saturday kept crews from being able to make better progress. Fire crews have also been unable to contruct a direct fire line due to the rugged terrain. Stage Two fire restrictions are ordered for the SMokey Bear and Sacramento Ranger Districts. Stage One fire restrictions are in place for the Guadalupe Ranger District.

Crimestoppers Seeks Information On AFS Oilfield Services Burglaries

Crimestoppers of Eddy County continues asking for the public’s help in solving a commercial burglary case. It happened sometime between June 6th and June 12th when someone entered the yard of AFS Oilfield Services at 406 West Mill Road. A statement from Crimestoppers indicates there were three different illegal entries in which a Taotao 50 cc green ATV, a yellow chop saw, and various large, metal fittings were stolen. Several vehicles on the property were also damaged. Anyone with information about the burglaries is asked to call Crimestoppers anonymously at 575-887-1888. You can also call toll-free 844-786-7227 or make an anonymous report at eddycountycrimestoppers.com