Romero Hired as New DPS Superintendent
(Deming) – A native New Mexican was chosen as the new superintendent for Deming Public Schools.
The Deming School Board selected Dr. Arsenio Romero to succeed Dr. Dan Lere, who is retiring at the end of June.
Romero most recently served the Roswell Independent School District as Assistant Superintendent for Instruction and Turnaround.
Prior to that, he served for over 13 years as a principal in seven Las Cruces elementary schools.
Romero also has served as an assistant professor for both New Mexico State University and Eastern New Mexico University.
He is a graduate of Belen High School and New Mexico State University.
Romero’s contract lists an annual salary of $120,000 with benefits including use of a district vehicle, and specifies that he will live in the Deming Public School district.
Board President Matt Robinson said Romero and his wife already are looking for a home in Deming and they have children who will be attending Deming Public Schools.
Romero was selected from a field of seven finalists for the position.
Four Apply for Open District Judgeship
(Deming) – Four people are vying for the Sixth Judicial District Court judgeship currently vacant due to Henry Quintero’s retirement last month.
A media release said the four applicants are, alphabetically: Timothy Aldrich, Cynthia Patterson, William Perkins and George Zsoka.
The Sixth Judicial District Nominating Commission will evaluate the applicants on Thursday, April 27th, in the Grant County Courthouse, 201 N. Copper Street in Silver City.
The commission meeting is open to the public.
Anyone wishing to comment at the meeting is requested to be present at the opening of the meeting, set for 11 a.m.
DHS Wildcat Cheer Meeting Set for Monday
(Deming) – Cheer tryouts for Deming High School are set for next week.
Coach Amber Sandoval said prospective cheer participants and a parent must attend a mandatory meeting Monday, April 24th at 6 p.m. in the Hofacket gymnasium.
Students must bring a valid report card to the meeting. Progress reports will not be accepted.
Sandoval said cheer clinics will be held Tuesday through Friday, April 25th though the 28th, and tryouts will begin Saturday, April 29th at 9 a.m.
Anyone needing more information should contact Coach Sandoval at 545-2913 or Coach Rachel Hernandez at 546-2678 ext. 2602, or stop by the high school attendance office.
Crime Report for Today
(Deming) - Here's the area crime report:
William Smyer, age 37, was arrested for larceny… Terrance Hicks, age 22, was arrested on a District Court warrant for a probation violation… Heather Dennison, age 28, of Tucson, AZ, was arrested on a District Court warrant for a probation violation… and Denson Saenz, age 32, was arrested on two Magistrate warrants and a Dona Ana County warrant – all for failure to pay fines.
Also, a cellular phone valued at $700 was reported stolen from a residence off Memory Lane… and a television valued at $300 was reported stolen from a motel off E. Pine.
Local Deming Weather
Deming Radio Weather
Steve Hamilton, AMS Meteorologist
Wind Advisory from 3PM - 8PM. Winds blowing from the W to 50 mph.
Today Windy with blowing dust possible and poor visibility. Sunny. High: Mid to upper 80s. Wind W @ 20 to 30 mph with gusts over 40 mph.
Monday Night: Clear and windy. Low: Mid 50s. Wind SW @ 15 to 25 mph gusting to 40 mph.
Tuesday: Very windy with blowing dust through the afternoon. Hazardous driving conditions. Sunny. High: Lower 80s. Wind will be from the SW at 20 to 30 mph with gusts to around 50 mph especially in the afternoon.
Tuesday Night: Mostly clear and windy. Low: Around 50. Wind NW @ 25 to 35 mph, with gusts to near 50 mph. Blowing dust possible.
Wednesday: Sunny and windy. High: Around 80. Wind W @ 15 to 25 mph gusting to 35 mph.
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