Archives for January 2020

State Reports Netflix Spent $150 Million in New Mexico

WE’RE LEARNING MORE ABOUT THE FILM INDUSTRY’S ECONOMIC IMPACT HERE IN NEW MEXICO. DARRELL MOODY HAS THE DETAILS…

SINCE NETFLIX OPENED ITS FIRST US PRODUCTION HUB IN NEW MEXICO, NETFLIX HAS SPENT MORE THAN 150-MILLION DOLLARS IN THE STATE. THAT’S ACCORDING TO NUMBERS RELEASED WEDNESDAY BY THE NEW MEXICO ECONOMIC DEPARTMENT. NETFLIX HAS ALSO HIRED MORE THAN 16-HUNDRED CAST AND CREW MEMBERS…UTILIZING ANOTHER TWO THOUSAND PRODUCTION VENDORS ACROSS THE STATE. NEW MEXICO’S FILM INCENTIVE TAX CREDIT HAS PROVIDED STUDIOS AND PRODUCTION COMPANIES WITH REBATES UP TO 30-PERCENT FOR QUALIFIED PRODUCTION SPENDING AND ANOTHER 5-PERCENT REBATE FOR PROJECTS IN RURAL AREAS. NETFLIX HAS VOWED TO SPEND A BILLION DOLLARS ON PRODUCTION IN NEW MEXICO OVER THE NEXT DECADE.

Artesia Historical Museum and Art Center Hosting Exhibit on Loan from Las Vegas

THE OUTLAWS ARE COMING TO ARTESIA NEXT MONTH. DARRELL MOODY HAS THE DETAILS…

THE ARTESIA HISTORICAL MUSEUM AND ART CENTER…HOSTING THE OUTLAW EXHIBIT FEBRUARY FIRST THROUGH APRIL FIRST. IT’S A TRAVELING EXHIBIT PREPARED BY THE CITY OF LAS VEGAS MUSEUM AND ROUGH RIDER MEMORIAL COLLECTION. IT FOCUSES ON TWO UNIQUE OUTLAW GANGS OF NEW MEXICO FROM THE 19th CENTURY. FOR MORE INFORMATION, CALL THE MUSEUM AND ART CENTER…OR SEND AN EMAIL TO ARTESIAMUSUEM@ARTESIANM.GOV.

FBI Increases Reward for Accused Murderer and Kidnapper

THE FBI IS INCREASING THE REWARD FOR AN ACCUSED MURDERER AND KIDNAPPER. DARRELL MOODY HAS THE DETAILS…

32-YEAR-OLD JORGE ERNESTO RICO-RUVIRA AND HIS 3-YEAR-OLD SON OSIEL ERNESTO RICO HAVEN’T BEEN SEEN SINCE THE BOY’S MOTHER WAS KILLED JANUARY 7th. PIO TODD WILDERMUTH WITH THE ROSWELL POLICE DEPARTMENT SAYS YOU CAN SEE THEIR PICTURES ON RPD’S FACEBOOK PAGE…
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THE FBI IS NOW OFFERING A 10-THOUSAND DOLLAR REWARD FOR INFORMATION LEADING TO RUVIRA’S ARREST.

Keep Carlsbad Beautiful Organizing Riverblitz 2020

THERE’S A RIVER CLEANUP PLANNED FOR MARCH 7th IN CARLSBAD. DARRELL MOODY HAS THE DETAILS…

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MARY GARWOOD IS DIRECTOR OF KEEP CARLSBAD BEAUTIFUL…
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RIVERBLITZ 2020 IS SATURDAY, MARCH 7th…AT THE RIVERWALK REC CENTER.

State Senator Cliff Pirtle Talks Daylight Saving Time Bill

A LOCAL LAWMAKER IS ONCE AGAIN CALLING FOR NEW MEXICANS TO STOP CHANGING THEIR CLOCKS TWICE A YEAR. DARRELL MOODY HAS THE DETAILS…

STATE SENATOR CLIFF PIRTLE HAS BEEN WORKING FOR SEVEN YEARS TO ELIMINATE THE NEED TO SPRING FORWARD AND FALL BACK…LAST YEAR HE INTRODUCED A BILL TO KEEP NEW MEXICO PERMANENTLY ON DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME…
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LAST YEAR, LAWMAKERS IN THE HOUSE PASSED A BILL THAT WOULD EXEMPT NEW MEXICO FROM DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME.

Artesia Police Continue Search for Gunman

ARTESIA POLICE NEED YOUR HELP INVESTIGATING A SHOOTING. DARRELL MOODY HAS THE DETAILS…

ARTESIA POLICE WERE CALLED TO THE INTERSECTION OF SOUTH SECOND STREET AND WEST CHISUM AVENUE AROUND 5 O’CLOCK IN THE AFTERNOON LAST TUESDAY BECAUSE OF A SHOOTING. INVESTIGATORS SAY SEVERAL UNKNOWN SUBJECTS IN A WHITE CREW CAB PICKUP TRUCK APPROACHED THE VICTIM WHO WAS SITTING IN HIS VEHICLE…WORDS WERE EXCHANGED AND ONE OF THE MEN OPENED FIRE. THE GUNMAN…DESCRIBED AS HISPANIC WITH A SHAVED HEAD AND TATTOOS ON HIS NECK AND HEAD. CRIMESTOPPERS OF EDDY COUNTY IS OFFERING A REWARD FOR INFORMATION LEADING TO AN ARREST IN THE CASE.

State Senator Cliff Pirtle Predicts Fight In Legislative Session Over Gun Laws

THE LEGISLATIVE SESSION GETS UNDERWAY TUESDAY IN SANTA FE. DARRELL MOODY IS TALKING TO A LOCAL LAWMAKER ABOUT THE UPCOMING SESSION…

REPUBLICAN STATE SENATOR CLIFF PIRTLE SAYS THERE COULD BE A BIG FIGHT OVER A PROPOSED GUN LAW…
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PIRTLE SAYS THE LEGISLATION CREATES A SLIPPERY SLOPE…AND COULD UNDERMINE LAW ABIDING CITIZENS’ SECOND AMENDMENT RIGHTS.

New Mexico Environment Department Grants Wastewater Reuse System Permit for Carlsbad RV Park

A CARLSBAD RV PARK IS ON THE CUTTING EDGE OF GREEN TECHNOLOGY. DARRELL MOODY HAS THE DETAILS…

THE NEW MEXICO ENVIRONMENT DEPARTMENT…GRANTING A PERMIT FOR THE “MEC RV PARK” FOR A WASTEWATER SYSTEM THAT REUSES TREATED WATER FOR DUST CONTROL ONSIDE, ENHANCING AIR QUALITY AND PROVIDING A SAFE SOLUTION TO MANAGING WASTEWATER. IT’S THE FIRST OF ITS KIND EVER PERMITTED IN NEW MEXICO. THE ANNOUNCEMENT FOLLOWS THE DEPARTMENT’S PUBLICATION LAST OCTOBER OF A MAP OF 135 RV PARKS IN EDDY COUNTY THAT WERE NON-COMPLIANT WITH LIQUID WASTE REGULATIONS. SINCE RELEASING THE LIST OF VIOLATORS…44 OF THE SITES ARE NOW IN COMPLIANCE.

City of Roswell Conducting Online Survey for Adult and Recreation Center

THE CITY OF ROSWELL NEEDS YOUR HELP DETERMINING WHAT PROGRAMS SHOULD BE OFFERED AT THE ADULT AND RECREATION CENTER. DARRELL MOODY HAS THE DETAILS…

DEPARTMENT MANAGERS WANT TO THEAR FROM CITIZENS WHO USE THE CENTER AS WELL AS THOSE WHO WOULD USE IT IF IT HAD NEW AND ADDITIONAL OFFERINGS. THERE’S A SURVEY ONLINE WHERE YOU CAN ANSWER QUESTIONS AND OFFER YOUR OWN COMMENTS. THE GOAL IS TO GATHER INPUT ABOUT PEOPLE’S FAMILIARITY WITH AND USE OF THE FACILITY. YOU’LL FIND A LINK TO THE SURVEY UNDER THE PARKS AND RECREATION DEPARTMENT PAGE OF ROSWELL-NM.GOV.

Steet Work Planned Next Week in Roswell

THE CITY OF ROSWELL HAS SOME ROAD WORK PLANNED FOR NEXT WEEK. DARRELL MOODY HAS THE DETAILS…

ON TUESDAY, THE CITY OF ROSWELL STREETS DEPARTMENT WILL BEGIN WORKING ON SHOULDER DROP-OFF REPAIRS ON SOUTH MAIN STREET. CREWS WILL WORK BETWEEN BRASHER AND HOBSON ROADS FOR ABOUT THREE WEEKS…STARTING IN THE SOUTHBOUND DIRECTION OF MAIN. WATCH OUT FOR LANE CLOSURES IN THE AFFECTED AREAS…WITH CREWS GRADING, MILLING AND COMPACTING THE SHOULDERS WHERE THERE IS A DROP OFF. DRIVERS ARE URGED TO REDUCE THEIR SPEED WHENEVER WORKERS ARE PRESENT.