Archives for August 2018

Regional Transportation Planning Meeting Coming to Roswell

LOCAL TRANSPORTATION PLANNING OFFICALS WILL MEET NEXT MONTH IN ROSWEL. DARRELL MOODY HAS THE DETAILS…

THE SOUTHEAST REGIONAL TRANSPORTATION PLANNING ORGANIZATION POLICY COMMITTEE…SET TO MEET SEPTEMBER 13th IN ROSWELL…PROGRAM MANAGER MARY ANN BURR…
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THE MEETING STARTS AT 10 AM ON SEPTEMBER 13th AT THE ROSWELL PUBLIC LIBRARY. THE MEETING IS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

Free Well Water Testing Available September 15 in Carlsbad

THE NEW MEXICO ENVIRONMENTAL DEPARTMENT IS OFFERING FREE WELL WATER TESTING NEXT MONTH IN CARLSBAD. DARRELL MOODY HAS THE DETAILS…

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MICHELLE HUNTER IS THE CHIEF OF THE GROUNDWATER QUALITY BUREAU…SHE SAYS IT’S EASY TO COLLECT A SAMPLE…
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YOU CAN TAKE YOUR SAMPLE TO THE CARLSBAD DOWNTOWN FARMERS MARKET ON SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 15th FROM 8-TO-11.

Pecos Valley Baptist Association Hosting Senior Cowboy Celebration September 18

THE PECOS VALLEY BAPTIST ASSOCIATION IS HOSTING AN EVENT NEXT MONTH JUST FOR SENIORS. DARRELL MOODY HAS THE DETAILS…

THE SENIOR ADULT COWBOY CELEBRATION IS PLANNED FOR SEPTEMBER 18th AT THE FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH TOTAL LIFE CENTER IN ARTESIA. THERE WILL BE A MUSICAL PERFORMANCE BY THE MOUNTAIN SADDLE BAND. NEW MEXICO NATIVE AND COWBOY POET DON LANKFORD WILL BE THE GUEST SPEAKER. JOHN AND SHARON DRUESDOM OF ROSWLL WILL BE THERE WITH THEIR LONELY GOAT RANCH CHUCK WAGON. THE EVENT IS FREE TO SENIORS THROUGHOUT SOUTHEAST NEW MEXICO. FOR MORE INFORMATION, GO TO PECOSVALLYBAPTIST.COM.

RPD Investigating Vehicle Burglary at Local Hotel

ROSWELL POLICE NEED YOUR HELP IN A VEHICLE BURGLARY INVESTIGATION. DARRELL MOODY HAS THE DETAILS…

RPD…TRYING TO IDENTIFY TWO SUSPECTS CAUGHT ON SURVEILLANCE VIDEO STEALING TOOLS OUT OF THE BACK OF A PICKUP TRUCK. THE BURGLARY OCCURRED AROUND 4 AM ON AUGUST 1st…IN THE PARKING LOT OF THE DAYS INN ON NORTH MAIN STREET IN ROSWELL. BOTH MEN CAN BE SEEN SNOOPING AROUND THE PARKING LOT…HELPING THEMSELVES TO THE TOOLS. A WHITE FOUR DOOR SEDAN — BELIEVED TO BE THEIR CAR — IS ALSO IN THE VIDEO. YOU CAN SEE STILL IMAGES OF BOTH MEN ON THE ROSWELL POLICE DEPARTMENT FACEBOOK PAGE.

Artesia Targeted By ACLU In Panhandling Letter

The American Civil Liberties Union recently sent a letter to ten different cities across the state demanding they repeal their panhandling ordinances… and now we find out Artesia is one of them. The ACLU claims that anti-panhandling ordinances are unconstitutional and a violation of free speech, as well as discriminatory against the homeless. The ACLU says the letters are a coordinated effort, along with the National Center on Homlessness and Poverty. Letters were sent to hundreds of municipalities across the US. In Artesia, panhandlers must first get a permit approved by the police department. The issue was discussed at Tuesday’s city council meeting, with Mayor Raye Miller stating that the city’s panhandling ordinance was created because the city had a serious problem with people who weren’t homeless coming into the city and begging for money at intersections, creating a danger to both themselves and the traveling public. Miller has asked the fire chief to look into whether anyone has actually been cited under the city’s ordinance and report back.

State Police Ask For Information Regarding Missing Man

New Mexico State Police are issuing a bulletin about a missing Santa Fe man who could be in Southeast New Mexico. 42 year-old Jerome Xavier Noort was last seen on August 21st in Santa Fe. He’s described as a white male, 5’11” tall, 240 pounds, with greying black hair and brown eyes. He has a sacar on his forehead and tattoos around his right eye and hand. Noort could also be driving a grey 19999 Nissan sedan with New Mexico plate MBN-011. ANyone with information is asked to call your local police.

Lea County Airport Eyed For Expansion

Officials in southeastern New Mexico’s booming oil and gas region want to expand their regional airport. The Hobbs News-Sun reports Lea County commissioners voted last week to seek a construction contractor to start expansion at the Lea County Regional Airport. Commissioners were told that the Federal Aviation Administration and the New Mexico Department of Transportation likely will cover the estimated $4.1 million, 7,800-square-foot expansion.

Winter Dance Party Saturday At Ocotillo

If you’re still looking for holiday weekend plans, you might want to check out the Winter Dance Party going on this Saturday at the Ocotillo Performing Arts Center. The show is a tribute to Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and The Big Bopper. The show begins at 7pm Saturday. Tickets are $40, which you can buy online at artesiaartscouncil.com. You can also call the box office at 746-4212.

United Blood Services Hosting Blood Drives Next Week at NMMI

UNITED BLOOD CENTERS IS HOLDING THREE DIFFERENT BLOOD DRIVES NEXT WEEK AT THE NEW MEXICO MILITARY INSTITUTE. DARRELL MOODY HAS THE DETAILS…

THE BLOOD DRIVES ARE NEXT TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY INSIDE THE NMMI BALLROOM. STEPHANIE SEABREAZE IS UNITED’S SENIOR DONOR RECRUITMENT REPRESENTATIVE…
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ALL THREE BLOOD DRIVES START AT 11 O’CLOCK. FOR MORE DETAILS…GO TO UNITEDBLOODSERVICES.ORG

WalletHub Ranks New Mexico Near Bottom of “Hardest Working States” List

ACCORDING TO WALLETHUB, NEW MEXICO RANKS NEAR THE BOTTOM WHEN IT COMES TO THE HARDEST WORKING STATES. DARRELL MOODY HAS A CLOSER LOOK AT THE REPORT…

ANALYST JILL GONZALEZ SAYS THEY COMPARED ALL 50 STATES BASED ON 10 DIFFERENT INDICATORS…
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NEW MEXICO RANKS 47th…
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