City of Alamogordo Scammed Out Of $250K

THE CITY OF ALAMOGORDO LOST A QUARTER OF A MILLION DOLLARS LAST WEEK TO A SCAM ARTIST. DARRELL MOODY HAS THE DETAILS…

STATE AUDITOR WAYNE JOHNSON REPORTS AN ALAMOGORDO CITY EMPLOYEE RECEIVED AN EMAIL REQUEST TO CHANGE BANKING INFORMATION FROM SOMEONE PURPORTING TO BE WITH COOPERATIVE EDUCATION SERVICES — A NEW MEXICO PURCHASING COOPERATIVE. THE PROCUREMENT OFFICER ACCEPTED THE CHANGE IN BANKING INFORMATION AND THE CITY’S FINANCE DEPARTMENT PAID ALL OF THE INVOICES. NO ONE KNEW THEY WERE BEING SCAMMED UNTIL C-E-S LATER REQUESTED PAYMENT FOR THE OUTSTANDING INVOICES. IN TOTAL, THE CITY OF ALAMOGORDO LOST MORE THAN 250-THOUSAND DOLLARS.

Crimestoppers of Eddy County Offering Reward in Vehicle Fire Investigation

ARTESIA POLICE NEED YOUR HELP LOCATING A MAN WHO SET A VEHICLE ON FIRE LAST MONTH. DARRELL MOODY HAS THE DETAILS…

IT HAPPENED AROUND 4 AM ON JUNE 22nd ON 10th STREET IN ARTESIA. INVESTIGATORS RELEASED SURVEILLANVE FOOTAGE THAT SHOWS THE MAN POLICE ARE LOOKING FOR. IN THE VIDEO, THE MAN IS SEEN WALKING DOWN 10th STREET…HE WALKS RIGHT UP TO THE VAN…CROUCHES DOWN BESIDE IT…SECONDS LATER HE’S SEEN WALKING AWAY AS FLAMES ERUPT. IF YOU KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT THE FIRE, YOU’RE URGED TO CALL CRIMESTOPPERS OF EDDY COUNTY. WE’RE TOLD A REWARD HAS BEEN ISSUED IN THE CASE.

New Mexico Department of Health Planning Diabetes Workshop in Roswell

THE NEW MEXICO DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH IS PLANNING A DIABETES WORKSHOP IN ROSWELL. DARRELL MOODY HAS THE DETAILS…

IT’S A DIABETES SELF-MANAGEMENT WORKSHOP. THE SIX WEEK COURSE — WHICH STARTS SEPTEMBER 18th WILL BE HELD TESDAY EVENINGS THROUGH OCTOBER 23rd AT EASTERN NEW MEXICO MEDICAL CENTER IN ROSWELL. THE WORKSHOP WILL COVER HEALTHY EATING, EXERCISE, DEALING WITH STRESS AND DEPRESSION…AS WELL AS HOW TO READ NUTRITION LABLES, MEDICATION USAGE, STRAGEGIES FOR SICK DAYS AND FOOT CARE. IT’S FREE TO ANYONE WHO WANTS TO ATTEND, BUT YOU’LL HAVE TO REGISTER BY CALLING THE NEW MEXICO DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH.

Eddy County Creates “Safe Exchange” Places

If you’ve ever bought or sold an item on Facebook or Craigslist, you know that setting up the exchange can sometimes feel a bit unsafe. Now, Eddy County has created two so-called “Safe Exchange” zones for just those purposes. The sheriff’s office says it will monitor the sites and the exhcnages between shoppers and sellers. The first site is at 1502 Corrales Drive in Carlsbad. The second location is at the Eddy County Sheriff’s sub-office in Artesia at 3300 West Main Street.

Elderly New Mexico Veteran to Receive Bronze Star

AN ELDERLY NEW MEXICO MAN WILL RECEIVE ONE OF THE MILITARY’S HIGHEST HONORS FRIDAY IN SANTA FE. DARRELL MOODY HAS THE DETAILS…

DENNIS FERK WILL BE PRESENTED WITH A BRONZE STAR MEDAL FRIDAY AFTERNOON…
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RAY SEVA IS WITH THE NEW MEXICO DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS SERVICES…
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Candidate Forums for ENMU-Roswell Presidential Search Planned for Wednesday

THE FIVE CANDIDATES VYING TO BE THE NEXT PRESIDENT OF EASTERN NEW MEXICO UNIVERISITY-ROSWELL ARE ON CAMPUS THIS WEEK. DARRELL MOODY HAS THE DETAILS…

ENMU-SYSTEM DIRECTOR OF HUMAN RESOURCES BENITO GONZALEZ SAYS THE FIVE FINALISTS ARE ARRIVING IN ROSWELL TODAY…BUT TOMORROW THEY’RE GOING TO BE BUSY…
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GONZALEZ SAYS MEET THE CANDIDATE FORUMS ARE PLANNED TOMORROW AT THE ENMU ROSWELL PERFORMING ARTS CENTER FROM 2-TO-430.

Gas Prices in Eddy County Unchanged in Past Week

DRIVERS IN THE HEART OF VIRGINIA ARE ENJOYING SOME OF THE LOWEST GAS PRICES IN THE COUNTRY. DARRELL MOODY HAS THE DETAILS…

THE PRICE AT THE PUMP…UNCHANGED OVER THE LAST MONTH…SENIOR PETROLEUM ANALYST DAN McTEAGUE WITH GAS BUDDY SAYS DRIVERS COULD SOON BENEFIT FROM LOWER OIL PRICES TOO…
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TRIPLE A REPORTS DRIVERS IN ARTESIA ARE PAYING AN AVERAGE OF 3-DOLLARS PER GALLON.

15 Pounds Of Heroin Seized At Border Patrol Checkpoint

Authorities at the US Border Patrol checkpoint near Alamagordo have seized more than 15 pounds of heroin. The seizure was made on July 10th, according to a statement from the Border Patrol. Three people were arrested. They are 18 year-old Goretty Aguirre, a Mexican National, 18 year-old Mari oChavez Junior, and 18 year-old Nicholas Ramon Diaz, both of El Paso, Texas. All three are charged with conspiracy and possession of heroin with intent to distribute. They made their initial court appearance in Las Cruces on Thursday. If convicted, the three will face 10 years to life in prison.

Artesia Police Investigate Dollar Tree Burglary

Artesia Polcie are asking for some help in solving a burglary case. It happened at the DOllar Treet store at 416 North 26th Street sometime on Thursday. Artesia Police got thei first report at about 9am that morning when employees arrived for work. It’s believed the crime likely happened sometime during the night. A front window of the business was smashed in, which allowed the burglar or burglars access. It’s believed the suspects went to the manager’s office and stole several valuables. Anyone with information is asked to call Artesia Polcie at 746-5000.

Carlsbad City Council Approves Updated Contract with Eddy County Detention Center

THE CITY OF CARLSBAD IS GOING TO SPEND MORE TO HOUSE INMATES AT TEH EDDY COUNTY DETENTION CENTER. DARRELL MOODY HAS THE DETAILS…

FOR THE PAST SEVEN YEARS, THE CITY OF CARLSBAD HAS PAID 75-DOLLARS PER DAY TO HOUSE SUSPECTS ARRESTED BY CARLSBAD PD. THAT RATE IS GOING UP BY 20-DOLLARS PER DAY…UNDER AN UPDATED AGREEMENT ENDORSED LAST WEEK BY THE CARLSBAD CITY COUNCIL. THE RATE APPLIES TO ANY PERSON THAT SPENDS MORE THAN 12-HOURS AT THE EDDY COUNTY DETENTION CENTER. THE CITY WILL PAY 35-DOLLARS FOR ANYONE KEPT LESS THAN A HALF DAY. INMATES ARE ALSO PROVIDED THREE MEALS A DAY, AS WELL AS MEDICAL CARE AND TREATMENT.