Archives for December 2017

State Parks To Host Free First Day Hikes

New Mexico State Parks will host free, guided hikes on New Years Day in all 13 state parks. This program is part of the America’s State Parks First Day Hikes. There will also be Polar Bear Plunges at three parks. In Southeast New Mexico, you can go to Bottomless Lakes State Park in Roswell from 2-3 pm, or Living Desert Zoo & Gardens State Park at Carlsbad starting at 10am. ANother option in Eastern New Mexico might be up at Portales at Oasis State Park, with a hike from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Monday.

Game & Fish Dept. Plans New Facility For Roswell

The Roswell Daily Record is reporting that the New Mexico Game and Fish Department will build a new facility in Roswell. Along with new meeting and conference rooms, the building will be able to host education services, off-highway vehicle training, and even an archery range. No word on exactly where the facility is planned to be built, but the facility would likely cost more than 6-million dollars.

Tipsy Tow Available In New Mexico

Triple-A New Mexico is offering free towing on New Year’s Eve to keep drunk drivers off the road. The company’s “Tipsy Tow” service is valid for up to ten miles and will be available statewide from 6 p.m. Sunday, December 31st to 6 a.m. Monday, January 1st. To take advantage, drivers, party hosts, bartenders or passengers of a drinking driver can call 1-800-222-4357 or 1-800-AAA-HELP. The rides are available for everyone, not just members, but are one-way, one-time.

Berrones Shot In Police shoot Out

Roswell police on Wednesday identified the man who was fatally shot by officers after he opened fire while barricaded inside a shed. Authorities say they were serving a warrant for 46-year-old James Alan Berrones on Tuesday morning in connection with a domestic violence incident that happened hours earlier at his ex-girlfriend’s apartment.

Body Identified As Local Roswell Woman

A 39-year-old local woman who was found dead early Wednesday on the side of a north Roswell street, has been identified as Marlena Guzman. According to an RPD press release, there was no identification found on the body, but Guzman’s identity was confirmed by her family. Guzman’s death is being treated as suspicious. Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to call the Roswell Police Department.

Overdose Deaths Down In NM

The New Mexico Department of Health has announced that the state’s drug overdose death rate improved from 8th highest in the nation in 2015 to 12th highest in 2016. This is the second year that New Mexico’s ranking has improved substantially according to new data from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). This is also the first time that New Mexico has not ranked among the top 10 states in drug overdose death rate since the CDC started reporting drug overdose death data in 1999. However, drug overdose death remains the leading cause of injury death in New Mexico. Nearly half of all overdose deaths in New Mexico result from prescription opioid drug use. Opioids include painkillers such as morphine, hydrocodone, and oxycodone.

Artesia School Board Approves Three Renovation Projects

THE ARTESIA PUBLIC SCHOOLS BOARD OF EDUCATION APPROVED A PLAN THIS WEEK TO MAKE REPAIRS TO BULLDOG BOWL. DARRELL MOODY HAS THE DETAILS…

ASSISTANT SUPERINTENDANT THAD PHIPPS SAYS THEY’RE GOING TO REPLACE THE CHIP SEAL APRONS AT BULLDOG BOWL…
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PHIPPS SAYS THE BOARD ALSO APPROVED HVAC RENOVATIONS AT YUCCA AND ROSEMONT SCHOOLS. ALL THREE JOBS WILL COST THE DISTRICT AROUND 100-THOUSAND DOLLARS…

NMSU Holding Quality Concrete School Next Month

NEW MEXICO STATE UNIVERSITY IS HOSTING A QUALITY CONCRETE SCHOOL NEXT MONTH IN LAS CRUCES. DARRELL MOODY HAS THE DETAILS…

NMSU’S ENGINERRING NEW MEXICO RESOURCE NETWORK WILL HOLD THE 54th ANNUAL SAMUEL P. MAGGARD QUALITY CONCRETE SCHOOL IN COLLABORATION WITH THE NEW MEXICO READY MIX CONCRETE AND AGGREGATES ASSOCIATION JANUARY 12th AND 13th ON THE NMSU LAS CRUCES CAMPUS. THE QUALITY CONCRETE SCHOOL PROVIDES PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERS AND OTHER INDIVIDUALS INVOLVED IN THE AGGREGATE, CONSTRUCTION AND TRANSPORTATION INDUSTRY WITH INFORMATION ON THE LATEST INDUSTRY TRENDS AND TECHNOLOGIES. IF YOU’D LIKE TO SIGN UP FOR THE CLASS…SEND AN EMAIL TO NEWSTON AT NMSU DOT EDU.

Fire Marshall Warns Residents About “Silent Killer”

THE ROSWELL FIRE DEPARTMENT IS REMINDING RESIDETNS TO BE AWARE OF THE DANGERS OF CARBON MONOXIDE POISONING THIS WINTER. DARRELL MOODY HAS THE DETAILS…

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FIRE MARSHALL MATT MILLER CALLS CARBON MONOXIDE “THE SILENT KILLER”…
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IF YOU HAVEN’T DONE SO YET…MILLER SAYS GET ALL OF YOUR NATURAL GAS APPLIANCES CHECKED FOR PROPER VENTILATION.

NM Dept of Agriculture Urging Homeowners to Help with Pecan Weevil Eradication

THE NEW MEXIDO DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE IS REMINDING THE PUBLIC ABOUT STATE REGULATIONS REGARDING PECANS. DARRELL MOODY HAS THE DETAILS…

AN EMERGENCY 180-DAY PECAN WEEVIL QUARENTINE HAS BEEN IN PLACE SINCE NOVEMBER 20th…BRAD LEWIS IS INTERIM DIVISION DIRECTOR WITH THE NEW MEXICO DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE…
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THE NEW MEXICO PECAN GROWERS ASSOCIATION AND NMDA ARE ASKING HOMEOWNERS WITH PECANS TREES TO HELP WITH ERADICATION EFFORTS OF THE PECAN WEEVIL IN RESIDENTIAL TREES.