Archives for January 2019

State Representative Sounds Off On Democrats in Santa Fe Over Tax Reform

LAWMAKERS IN SANTA FE HAVE ABANDONED A BILL THAT WOULD HAVE REFORMED NEW MEXICO’S TAX CODE. DARRELL MOODY HAS THE DETAILS…

REPUBLICAN STATE REPRESENTATIVE JIM TOWNSEND SAYS HOUSE BILL SIX WOULD HAVE RAISED TAXES ON NEW MEXICANS BY ABOUT 350-MILLION DOLLARS…
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TOWNSEND SAYS HOUSE DEMOCRATS WILL MAKE THEIR NEXT PROPOSAL FOR TAX REFORM IN A FEW WEEKS.

Second Phase of Street Condition Survey Underway in Roswell

THE SECOND PHASE OF A “STREET-CONDITION SURVEY” IN ROSWELL IS UNDERWAY. DARRELL MOODY HAS THE DETAILS…

ROSWELL PIO TODD WILDERMUTH SAYS YOU MIGHT SEE A VAN FROM INFRASTRUCTURE MANAGEMENT SERVICES IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD…
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WILDERMUTH SAYS THE WORK SHOULD BE COMPLETED WITHIN THE NEXT FEW WEEKS. THE DATA WILL BE USED TO PRIORITIZE UPCOMING STREET REPAIR PROJECTS AND MAINENANCE.

Artesia Public Schools Dealing With Flu and Strep Throat Influx

ARTESIA PUBLIC SCHOOLS ARE DEALING WITH AN OUTBREAK OF FLU AND STREP THROAT. DARRELL MOODY HAS THE DETAILS…

THE INFLUX OF FLU AND STREP APPEARS TO BE HITTING ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS THE HARDEST. THE DISTRICT…INSTRUCTING SCHOOL ADMINISTRATORS TO REMOVE STUDENTS WITH EXCESSIVE COUGH OR FEVER FROM THE CLASSROOM. CUSTODIANS HAVE BEEN ORDERED TO DISINFECT ALL DESKS, DOORKNOBS, WATER FOUNTAINS AND OTHER AREAS AND OBJECTS THAT COME INTO CONTACT WITH STUDENTS HANDS. MAINTENANCE CREWS ARE USING AN IONIZING MACHINE TO DISINFECT THE HALLWAYS. IN ADDITION FLU GUIDES HAVE BEEN SENT HOME TO PARENTS IN AN EFFORT TO KEEP SICK KIDS AT HOME. AND…OF COURSE…EVERYONE HAS BEEN URGED TO GET A FLU SHOT.

New Mexico Department of Transportation Planning Road Work on U.S. 285 in Chaves County

THE NEW MEXICO DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION IS GEARING UP FOR ROAD WORK ALONG A STRETCH OF US 285 SOUTH OF ROSWELL. DARRELL MOODY HAS THE DETAILS…

CREWS WILL START A PAVEMENT REHABILITATION PROJECT MONDAY…ON 285 BETWEEN MILE MARKER 101 AND MILE MARKER 106. DEPARTMENT SPOKESPERSON…MANON ARNETT…
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DRIVERS CAN EXPECT SINGLE LANE CLOSURES BETWEEN THE HOURS OF 7AM AND 5PM. ARNETT SAYS THE 3-POINT 7-MILLION DOLLAR PROJECT SHOULD BE COMPLETE LATER THIS SUMMER.

US 285 Road Work To Begin Soon Near Roswell

The New Mexico Department of Transportation will begin a pavement rehabilitation project soon on U.S. 285 from mile marker 101 to mile marker 106, south of Roswell. Work on this $3.7 million project is expected to be complete this summer, weather permitting.

During the project motorists can expect a one-lane closure and short delays between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Drivers are asked to watch for construction personnel working in the area, observe temporary construction signing, and reduce speed to the posted speed limits.

For up-to-date information on this project, go to the statewide road information website at: nmroads.com.

Three Men Arrested For Carlsbad-Area Robberies

Carlsbad Police say they’ve captured three men wanted for holding up several local businesses at gunpoint. A statement from the Eddy County Sheriff’s Office says a deputy pulled over a car near Hidalgo Road and Texas Street. Inside were three men eventually identified as Ryan Galloway, Lane LeClair, and James Rutledge.

The statement said that Rutledge was arrested for aggravated burglary, while Galloway and LeClair were arrested and booked for receiving stolen property. The statement goes on to say that three handguns were found inside the vehicle during the search.

Investigators developed information that led to six search warrants at various properties around the city. Those searches led to the seizure of 10 more guns.

Fort Sumner HS Coach Arrested For DWI

A high school football coach up in Fort Sumner has been arrested and accused of driving while drunk. 39 year-old Brad Holland pleaded not guilty during his first appearance in court Monday. Holland was pulled over Saturday and arrested for DWI. The Eastern New Mexico News reports he was released pending a court date in March. Holland’s current job status with the school district is not known.

Chaves County Extension Hosting Diabetic Cooking School

THE CHAVES COUNTY COOPERATIVE EXTENSION IS OFFERING A DIABETES COOKING CLASS IN MARCH. DARRELL MOODY HAS THE DETAILS…

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FAMILY AND CONSUMER SCIENCES AGENT SHANNON WOOTEN SAYS IT’S A FOUR PART COURSE…
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THE CLASSES MEET AT THE CHAVES COUNTY EXTENSION AUDITIORIUM. TO SIGN UP, GO TO CHAVESEXTENSION.NMSU.EDU.

Eddy County Extension Service Office Hosting Mental Health First Aid Training

THE EDDY COUNTY EXTENSION SERVICE OFFICE IS HOSTING MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID TRAINING TOMORROW AND FRIDAY. DARRELL MOODY HAS THE DETAILS…

THE TWO DAY CERTIFICATION TRAINING IS THURSDAY FROM 1-TO-5 AND FRIDAY FROM 9-TO-1…
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AGRICULTURE EXTENSION AGENT WOODS HOUTON IS TEACHING THE COURSE…
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TO REGISTER, CALL THE EDDY COUNTY EXTENSION SERVICE OFFICE.

Local Lawmaker Pushing to Keep New Mexico on Daylight Saving Time Year Round

A LOCAL LAWMAKER IS RENEWING HIS EFFORT TO KEEP NEW MEXICO DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME YEAR-ROUND. DARRELL MOODY HAS THE DETAILS…

REPUBLICAN STATE SENATOR CLIFF PIRTLE OF ROSWELL…SPONSORING SB 226 — TO KEEP NEW MEXICO ON DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME ALL YEAR LONG. THE STATES OF ARIZONA, HAWAII, CALIFORNIA AND FLORIDA HAVE ALL RECENTLY PASSED SIMILAR LEGISLATION. PIRTLE — WHO HAS SPONSORED A DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME BILL EVERY YEAR FOR THE PAST FOUR YEARS — SAYS NEW MEXICO SHOULD BE NEXT. OFFICIALLY, SB 226 CALLS FOR THE STATE TO ADOPT MOUNTAIN DAYLIGHT YEAR ROUND…BUT EVEN IF IT PASSES THROUGH THE STATE LEGISLATURE…IT WOULD STILL REQUIRE CONGRESSIONAL ACTION.