Carlsbad Chili Cook Off Planned for Saturday

THE CARLSBAD CHILI COOK OFF IS TOMORROW. DARRELL MOODY HAS THE DETAILS…

CHILI COOKOFF COORDINATOR JERRY FLORES SAYS IT’S A DAY LONG EVENT AT THE BAND SHELL AT CITY PARK…
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AND THEY HAVE ICE CREAM…
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THERE ARE ALSO BOUNCE HOUSES FOR THE KIDS AND A BEER GARDEN FOR ADULTS.

Two Day Craft Beer, Music and Camping Festival Planned for Washington Ranch

THERE’S A TWO DAY FESTIVAL IN CARLSBAD NEXT WEEKEND DEVOTED TO GREAT BEER AND THE GREAT OUTDOORS. DARRELL MOODY HAS THE DETAILS…

MILTON’S BEER CAMP IS NEXT FRIDAY AND SATURDAY AT WASHINGTON RANCH. MARKETING DIRECTOR JAMESON LUCAS SAYS IT’S A TWO DAY BEER, MUSIC AND CAMPING EXPERIENCE…
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PROCEEDS FROM THE FESTIVAL WILL BENEFT CARC INC AND DESSERT WILLOW WILDLIFE REHABILITATION

UFO Crash Site Tours Begin July 5

AS PART OF THIS YEAR’S UFO FESTIVAL, TOURS WILL BE AVAILABLE OF THE SPOT WHERE IT ALL STARTED. DARRELL MOODY HAS THE DETAILS…

TOURS OF THE ORIGINAL UFO CRASH SITE WILL BE AVAILABLE JULY 5th THROUGH THE 9th. LAUREN VOGEL IS CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER OF LAMB, LLC…THE OUTFIT PUTTING ON THE TOUR…
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FOR MORE INFORMATION, OR TO PURCHASE TICKETS…VISIT UFO1947CRASHTOUR.COM.

NM Ranks Low On Road Trip Survey

New Mexico just can’t catch a break. Fresh off the heels of coming in almost last in a study ranking how good the state is toward working fathers, New Mexico has now finished very low in another WalletHub study. This one is about road trips. The personal finance website has released its road trip report this week, ranking all 50 states on a variety of factors. Overall, New Mexico ranked fifth worst in the country to take a road trip in. Individual rankings included car thefts per capita, which New Mexico ranked dead last in. The Land of Enchantment ranked 45th in nightlife options, 45th in vehicle miles travelled, 45th in the price for camping, and 39th in deaths per 100 million vehicle miles travelled. The study ranked Wyoming, North Carolina, Minnesota, and Texas as the top states to take a road trip in.

Fireworks Sales Begin Today In Eddy County

Fireworks sales begin today in unincorporated parts of Eddy County. There is no fireworks ban in those parts, accordikng to Eddy County’s website, which lists all the permissable fireworks. Josh Mack, the director of Eddy County Fire Service, says despite the drought, Eddy County will continue only ban fireworks if the state does so. Mack told the Current Argus that the fire department has NOT seen a high volume of problems due to fireworks. If you have any questions, you can call the fire service at 575-628-5450.

Ocotillo Performing Arts Center Getting New AC System

WATCH OUT FOR A ROAD CLOSURE TODAY IN DOWNTOWN ARTESIA. DARRELL MOODY HAS THE DETAILS…

IT’S BECAUSE OF WORK PLANNED THIS MORNING AT THE OCOTILLO PERFORMING ARTS CENTER. WE’RE TOLD WILBANKS TRUCKING WILL BE PLACING AN AIR CONDITIONING UNIT ON THE ROOF OF THE PERFORMING ARTS CENTER. ADVANTAGE HEATING AND COOLING HAS BEEN CONTRACTED FOR THE INSTILLATION OF THE UNIT. THE CITY TELLS US A PORTION OF THE 300 BLOCK OF WEST MAIN STREET COULD BE CLOSED FOR SEVERAL HOURS AS CREWS PUT THE UNIT IN PLACE…BUT WE’RE TOLD THE ROAD SHOULD BE REOPENED BY MID DAY.

2018 Roswell Galacticon Planned for July 5-7

THERE’S A SCI FI FILM FESTIVAL PLANNED DURING THE UPCOMING ROSWELL UFO FESTIVAL. DARRELL MOODY HAS THE DETAILS…

2018 ROSWELL GALACTICON IS JULY 5th THROUGH THE 7th…ELAINE MAYFIELD IS COORDINATING THE CONVENTION AND FILM FESTIVAL…

TICKETS START AT 5-DOLLARS PER DAY. FOR MORE INFORMATION, GO TO ROSWELLFILMCON.COM.

Roswell Visitors Center Offering Meet and Greet Before Swon Brothers Concert July 4th

THE ROSWELL VISITORS CENTER IS GIVING TWO LUCKY RESIDENTS TO MEET ONE OF THE PERFORMERS FOR ITS 4th OF JULY EXTRAVAGANZA. DARRELL MOODY HAS THE DETAILS…

THEY’RE GIVING AWAY TWO TICKETS FOR AN EXCLUSIVE MEET AND GREET WITH THE SWON BROTHERS…WHO WILL CHOOSE THE WINNER LIVE ON FACEBOOK ON JULY 4th…
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ALLISON GRAY IS THE CITY’S TOURISM AND EVENTS MANAGER…SHE SAYS THEY’VE GOT THREE HOURS OF LIVE MUSIC BEFORE THE BIG EVENT…
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FOR A CHANCE TO WIN THE MEET AND GREET…STOP BY THE ROSWELL VISITOR’S CENTER.

Three Escaped Inmates Captured After Police Standoff

All three inmates who walked out of the Curry County Jail last week have now been captured. Yesterday, there was a 3-hour standoff with police at an apartment building near Dennis Chavez Park in Clovis. The standoff culminated with shots fired just after 6pm, but nobody was injured. Witnesses reported police scurried threew women away in patrol cars, but it’s not known who the women were or how they were related to the case. Sheriff Wesley Waller says in a prepared statement that officers received a tip Tuesaday afternoon that the escapees were at the apartment building at 1210 Dartmouth Street. All three inmates, Ricky Sena, Aaron Clark, and Victor Apodaca, were captured at the end of the standoff. Waller says a fourth person, 38 year-old Jon Hausmann, was arrested for aiding and abetting the esacapees. Jail guard Sarina Dodson remains jailed, facing charges of allowing the inmates to walk out of the Curry County Jail recreation yard.

Artesia P.D. Offering Junior Police Academy Next Month

THE ARTESIA POLICE DEPARTMENT IS HOSTING A JUNIOR POLICE ACADEMY THIS SUMMER. DARRELL MOODY HAS THE DETAILS…

SERGEANT JEFF LETCHER TELLS ME THE FIRST SESSION STARTS JULY 9th…
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THE JUNIOR POLICE ACADEMY IS OPEN TO KIDS AGES 12-TO-17. FOR DETAILS, CONTACT CORPORAL TONY BACA AT THE ARTESIA POLICE DEPARTMENT.