Artesia City Council Meeting Tuesday

The Artesia city council meeting is scheduled for Tuesday. The council has a light agenda after a couple of busy meetings earlier this month. City council members will hear a request to fund about 55-hundred dollars from the Lodgers Tax Fund for additional advertising for the Main Event Car Show & Cruise. The event takes place in late March. The meeting is at 6pm Tuesday at Artesia City Hall.

Roswell Man Accused of Robbing Grandfather

Roswell Police are spreading the word about a dangerous criminal on the loose. Kalistro Francisco Linares is 18 years-old. According to a wanted poster from RPD, Linares is 5’2″ tall and weighs about 135 pounds. He’s charged with robbery, aggravated assault, and vehicle theft.

The statement says Linares is accused of using a machete to threaten his 70 year-old grandfather during a January 15th argument about Linares’ failure to clean up after himself in the house the two shared. Linares is accused of then taking his grandfather’s vehicle without permission after forcibly taking the keys from him. The vehicle was later found abandoned in Artesia, but Linares remains on the loose.

Anyone with information is asked to call Chaves County Crimestoppers at 888-594-TIPS. Callers can always remain anonymous.

Government Shutdown Has Real Consequences for Local Federal Workers

THE PARTIAL GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN IS IMPACTING FEDERAL EMPLOYEES WHO LIVE AND WORK IN SOUTHEAST NEW MEXICO. DARRELL MOODY HAS THE DETAILS…

FOR THE HUNDREDS OF EMPLOYEES AT THE US BORDER PATROL ACADEMY AT THE FEDERAL LAW ENFORCEMENT TRAINING CENTER IN ARTESIA WHO ARE WORKING WITHOUT A PAYCHECK…THE SHUTDOWN — NOW IN ITS 5th WEEK — HAS HAD A DEVESTATING IMPACT. LOCAL UTILITIES ARE DOING WHAT THEY CAN TO HELP…OFFERING AFFECTED FEDERAL EMPLOYEES FLEXIBLE OPTIONS FOR PAYING THEIR BILLS. STATE MUSEUMS AND HISTORIC SITES, INCLUDING THE NEW MEXICO FARM AND RANCH HERITAGE MUSEUM IN LAS CRUCES AND THE MUSEUM OF SPACE HISTORY IN ALAMOGORDO ARE OFFERING FREE ADMISSION TO FURLOUGHED FEDERAL EMPLOYEES AND THEIR FAMILIES.

Next Carlsbad Community Concert Tuesday Night

CARLSBAD’S NEXT COMMUNITY CONCERT IS TOMORROW NIGHT. DARRELL MOODY HAS THE DETAILS…

THE MALPASS BROTHERS ARE PLAYING AT PR LEYVA MIDDLE SCHOOL…CARLSBAD COMMUNITY CONCERTS PRESIDENT SALLY COVINGTON SAYS THEY’RE MAKING FANS ACROSS THE STATE… (cut)
THE MALPASS BROTHERS TAKE THE STAGE IN THE AUDITORIUM AT 7 O’CLOCK. FOR TICKETS, GO TO CARLSBADCONCERTS.COM.

Roswell Police Searching For Teen Accused of Threatening Grandfather

ROSWELL POLICE ARE SEARCHING FOR A TEEN WHO THEY SAY THREATENED HIS GRANDFATHER. DARRELL MOODY HAS THE DETAILS…

18-YEAR-OLD KALISTRO FRANCISCO LINARES…FACING CHARGES OF ROBBERY, AGGRAVATED ASSAULT AND UNLAWFUL TAKING OF A MOTOR VEHICLE. INVESTIGATORS WITH THE ROSWELL POLICE DEPARTMENT SAY LINARES USED AITHER A MACHETE OR LARGE KNIFE TO THREATEN HIS 70-YEAR-OLD GRANDFATHER DURING AN ARGUMENT LAST WEEK ABOUT LINARES NOT CLEANING UP AFTER HIMSELF. DETECTIVES SAY THE TEEN THEN STOLE HIS GRANDFATHER’S VEHICLE AND DITCHED IT LATER IN ARTESIA. LINARES IS 5-FEET 2-INCHES TALL AND WEIGHS AROUND 135 POUNDS. HE HAS BLACK HAIR AND BROWN EYES. IF YOU KNOW WHERE HE IS, CALL ROSWELL POLICE.

Man Jailed After Five Hour Standoff In Hope

The standoff incident in Hope ended peacefully, but not until after five hours had passed. Lieutenant Matt Hutchinson, with the Eddy County Sheriff’s Office said that a disturbance call was reported at about 8:30 Wednesday morning in Hope. Deputies were told they were dealing with 35 year-old Danny Murray. When they got there, Murray ran into the home and barricaded himself inside with one other person. A SWAT Team was called to negotiate with Murray. He finally gave up after about 1:30 in the afternoon and was arrested for false imprisonmewnt, battery on a household member, criminal damage to property and resisting or evading arrest.

McDonalds Owner To Offer Daily Free Meals To Furloughed Federal Workers

The McDonalds in Artesia is offering one free meal a day to workers affected by the federal government shutdown. McDOnalds owner Nick Snowberger told the Artesaia Daily Press that both of his restaurants in Artesia and Roswell wil offer the deal. Furloughed employees must bring in a check stub showing $0. The offer applies to Artesia’s McDonalds at 210 South FZirst Street and Roswell locations at 730 Main Street, 4100 North Main STreet, 1804 South Main Street and the McDonalds inside Walmart.

APS Names Null As Next Superintendent

Artesia has a new school superintendent. John Ross Null has been named the new district leader and will begin his duties on July 1st. Dr. Crit Caton announced his retirement last month. Null was chosen over two other applicants… Assistant Superintendnt of Operations Thad Phillips, and Park Junior High Principal Cody Skinner. Null is currently the assiatant superintendent over personnel and student services. He’s worked in the district for 27 years.

City of Roswell Educating Residents on Planning and Zoning Ordinances

THE CITY OF ROSWELL IS EDUCATING RESIDENTS ON PROPER PERMITTING AND PLANNING. DARRELL MOODY HAS THE DETAILS…

MEREDITH HILDRETH IS ROSWELL’S PLANNING AND ZONING ADMINISTRATOR…SHE’S SHARING INFORMATION ON ACCESSORY STRUCTURES…
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HILDRETHTHE SIDEYARD SETBACK IS TYPICALLY 5-FEET FROM A NEIGHBORING PROPERTY LINE. IF THERE’S AN ALLEY…NO SETBACK IS REQUIRED.

Deadline Monday for Carlsbad Residents to Take Community Survey

TIME IS RUNNING OUT FOR CARLSBAD RESIDENTS TO WEIGH IN ON THE CITY’S COMPREHENSIVE PLAN. DARRELL MOODY HAS THE DETAILS…

FOR WEEKS, THE CITY HAS BEEN SURVEYING RESIDENTS ON WHAT THEY WOULD LIKE TO SEE IN TERMS OF DEVELOPMENT AND INFRASTRUCTURE IN CARLSBAD IN THE COMING YEARS. THE FINAL DAY RESIDENTS CAN TAKE THE CITY’S COMMUNITY SURVEY WILL BE MONDAY. THE RESULTS WILL BE ANALYZED AND PROVIDE DIRECTION IN PREPARING THE CITY OF CARLSBAD COMPREHENSIVE PLAN. HARD COPIES OF THE SURVEY ARE STILL AVAILABLE AT CITY HALL, CARLSBAD PUBLIC LIBRARY AND THE CARLSBAD SENIOR CENTER. YOU CAN ALSO ACCESS THE SURVEY ONLINE BY GOING TO CITYOFCARLSBADNM.COM.