Archives for February 2019

Clovis Library Shooter To Be Sentenced Today

A New Mexico judge is scheduled to announce his sentencing decision for a man who pleaded guilty to opening fire and killing two people at a library in 2017. The sentencing today is set to come after Nathaniel Jouett apologized two days earlier in court to dozens of victims. The Eastern New Mexico News reported that Jouett told victims that he wanted to get better. He turned 18 last month. His sentencing is scheduled for 2 p.m. Jouett previously pleaded guilty to 30 felony counts from the shooting, including two first-degree murder charges for the deaths of library employees Wanda Walters and Krissie Carter.

State House Passes Bill to Raise Minimum Wage

A BILL TO RAISE NEW MEXICO’S MINIMUM WAGE IS WORKING ITS WAY THROUGH THE STATE LEGISLATURE. DARRELL MOODY HAS THE DETAILS…

HOUSE BILL 31 WOULD RAISE NEW MEXICO’S MINIMUM WAGE FOR THE FIRST TIME IN A DECADE…
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EMMANUELLE “NEZA” LEAL-SANCHEZ IS WITH SOMOS PUEBLO UNIDO…
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THE BILL PASSED THE HOUSE THIS WEEK AND NOW MOVES ON TO THE SENATE.

Living Desert Zoo and Gardens State Park Training Volunteers

LIVING DESERT ZOO AND GARDENS STATE PARK IS TRAINING VOLUNTEERS TO WORK AT THE ZOO. DARRELL MOODY HAS THE DETAILS…

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SOUTHEAST REGIONAL INTERPRETER ALISON LYMER SAYS THEY’VE ALREADY HAD TWO OF EIGHT TRAINING SESSIONS…BUT IT’S NOT TOO LATE TO SIGN UP…
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IF YOU’RE INTERESTED IN VOLUNTEERING…CALL THE ZOO’S FRONT OFFICE.

Dates Set for 2019 UFO Festival

THE DATES ARE SET FOR THE 2019 UFO FESTIVAL IN ROSWELL. DARRELL MOODY HAS THE DETAILS…

MAINSTREET ROSWELL ANNOUNCING…THE 24th ANNUAL UFO FESTIVAL WILL BE HELD JULY 5th, 6th AND 7th. LAST YEAR, MORE THAN 20-THOUSND PEOPLE ATTENDED THE FESTIVAL. THIS YEAR’S EVENT WILL INCLUDE CLASSIC AND POPULAR EVENTS LIKE THE ALIEN PET CONTEST, THE ALIEN COSTUME CONTEST, THE UFO ELECTRIC LIGHT PARADE AND VARIOUS CRAFT PROJECTS. THERE WILL BE STREET ENTERTAINMENT THROUGHOUT THE FESTIVAL AS WELL AND ORGANIZERS SAY THE RUNYAN RANCH PETTING ZOO WILL BE BE RETURNING THIS YEAR. FOR MORE INFORMATION, INCLUDING HOW TO BE A VENDOR, GO TO UFOFESTIVALROSWELL.COM.

Eddy County Deputies Arrest Two in Pair of Commercial Burglaries

TWO TEENS ARE ACCUSED OF BREAKING INTO A PAIR OF EDDY COUNTY BUSINESSES. DARRELL MOODY HAS THE DETAILS…

19-YEAR-OLD TREYTON GREGORY EATON AND AN UNIDENTIFIED JUVENILE…FACING EIGHT FELONY CHARGES, INCLUDING AGGRAVATED BURGLARY, LARCENY OVER 25-HUNDRED DOLLARS AND EVIDENCE TAMPERING…ACCUSED OF AT LEAST TWO COMMERCIAL BURGLARIES. INVESTIGATORS WITH THE EDDY COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE SAY SURVEILLANCE VIDEO FROM BOTH BUSINESSES SHOWED THE YOUNG MEN BREAKING IN AND STEALING ITEMS DURING THE EARLY MORNING HOURS ON TUESDAY. IN BOTH VIDEOS, THE SUSPECTS WERE SEEN LOADING STOLEN PROPERTY INTO THE SAME WHITE FORD F-250. THE BURGLARIES REMAIN UNDER INVESTIGATION.

Roswell Man Meets First Responders Who Saved His Life

A ROSWELL MAN WHO SUFFERED A HEART ATTACK EARLIER THIS MONTH MET THE FIRST RESPONDERS YESTERDAY WHO SAVED HIS LIFE. DARRELL MOODY HAS THE DETAILS…

36-YEAR-OLD ROBERTO GONZALEZ WENT INTO CARDIAC ARREST AROUND 4 O’CLOCK IN THE MORNING ON SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 3rd. LT. JASON EVANS, DRIVER JULIAN GRADO AND FIREFIGHTER JORDAN BARWICK RESPONDED TO GONZALEZ’S HOME…ADMINISTERING CPR AND MEDICATION UNTIL HE WAS TRANSPORTED TO A NEARBY HOSPITAL. GONZALEZ…TEN DAYS LATER…ABLE TO MEET THE CREW THAT CAME TO HIS HOME, AS WELL AS THE 911 DISPATCHERS WHO HANDLED THE CALL. GONZALEZ AND HIS WIFE THANKING THE FIRST RESPONDERS WEDNESDAY.

City of Roswell Hosting Public Safety Forum

THE CITY OF ROSWELL IS HOSTING A PUBLIC FORUM LATER THIS MONTH. DARRELL MOODY HAS THE DETAILS…

ROSWELL’S CITY MANAGER, POLICE CHIEF, FIRE CHIEF AND OTHER PUBLIC SAFETY OFFICIALS…HOSTING APUBLIC FORUM ON THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 21st. PUBLIC SAFETY WILL, OF COURSE, BE THE FOCUS OF THE DISCUSSION…AND WILL FEATURE BRIEF PRESENTATIONS FROM THE ROSWELL POLICE DEPARTMENT, FIRE DEPARTMENT, CODE ENFORCEMENT, EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AND NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH PROGRAM. WE’RE TOLD CITIZENS WILL BE ABLE TO VISIT DIFFERENT INFORMATION TABLES FOR EACH DEPARTMENT…WHERE THEY CAN ASK QUESTIONS AND ADDRESS PUBLIC SAFETY ISSUES. THE FEBRUARY 21st PUBLIC FORUM IS FROM 5-30 TO 8 AT THE ROSWELL CONVENTION AND CIVIC CENTER.

Eddy County Deputies Investigating Crude Oil Theft

AUTHORITIES IN EDDY COUNTY ARE INVESTIGATING A CRUDE OIL THEFT. DARRELL MOODY HAS THE DETAILS…

INVESTIGATORS WITH THE EDDY COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE SAY SOMEONE STOLE 140 BARRELS OF CRUDE OIL FROM A FACILITY NEAR CARLSBAD BETWEEN SEPTEMBER AND DECEMBER OF LAST YEAR. SECURITY SUPERVISORS WERE NOT MADE AWARE OF THE THEFT UNTIL DECEMBER 11th…MAKING IT HARD FOR INVESTIGATORS TO DETERMINE AN EXACT TIMELINE OF WHEN IT HAPPENED. WE’RE TOLD THE CRUDE OIL HAD A VALUE AROUND 7-THOUSAND DOLLARS. CRIME STOPPERS OF EDDY COUNTY IS OFFERING REWARDS FOR TIPS ENDING IN 01,06,54, AND 68. IF YOU KNOW ANYTHING, GO TO EDDYCOUNTYCRIMESTOPPERS.COM.

Artesia Police Arrest Trio for October Shooting

ARTESIA POLICE MADE SEVERAL ARRESTS OVER THE WEEKEND RELATED TO A HOMICIDE FROM 2018. DARRELL MOODY HAS THE DETAILS…

IT ALL STARTED WITH REPORTS OF A SHOOTING OCTOBER 27th IN EDDY COUNTY…
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ARTESIA POLICE COMMANDER LINDELL SMITH SAYS 36-YEAR-OLD FABIAN OCHOA HAD BEEN KILLED…ANOTHER MAN WOUNDED…
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27-YEAR-OLD JOSE RUIZ, 24-YEAR-OLD JULIO RUIZ AND 30-YEAR-OLD MICHAEL MARTIN…BEING HELD ON FIRST DEGREE MURDER AND OTHER CHARGES.

Roswell Educating Residents on Sidewalks and Curb Code

THE CITY OF ROSWELL IS REMINDING PROPERTY OWNERS OF WHAT PROJECTS REQUIRE A PERMIT. DARRELL MOODY HAS THE DETAILS…

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PLANNING AND ZONING ADMINISTRATOR MEREDITH HILDRETH…ON WHAT ELSE YOU SHOULD KNOW BEFORE HAVING CONCRETE WORK DONE ON YOUR PROPERTY…
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HILDRETH SAYS IT’S ALSO IMPORTANT TO CALL 811 BEFORE YOU DO ANY DIGGING TO LOCATE ANY UNDERGROUND UTILITY LINES.