(Deming) – Here’s the area crime report:
David Thomas, age 32, was arrested for aggravated DUI, resisting or evading officers, no insurance and no driver’s license… Gloria Orozco, age 29, was arrested for DUI… Jordan Almanza, age 19, was arrested for possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and on a Municipal warrant for failure to pay fines… Adrian Magallanes, age 25, was arrested for battery on a household member… Ruben Aranda, age 48, of Las Cruces, was arrested for embezzlement.
Aaron Chacon, age 32, was arrested on an Adult Probation and Parole Office warrant for a probation violation, on a District
Court warrant for a probation violation, on a Dona Ana County warrant and on a Hidalgo County warrant… Alexis Cazarez, age 18, was arrested on a District Court warrant for a probation violation and on a Municipal warrant for failure to pay fines… Jose Munoz-Ramirez, age 20, was arrested on a Magistrate warrant and a Municipal warrant – both for failure to pay fines… Jesus Orosco, age 28, was arrested on a Magistrate warrant for failure to pay fines… Edgar Rodriguez, age 45, was arrested on a Magistrate warrant for failure to pay fines… Jesse Lopez, age 46, was arrested on a Grant County warrant… Flora Flores, age 73, of
Lordsburg, was arrested on a Hidalgo County warrant… Ismael Chacon, age 22, was arrested on a Municipal warrant for failure to pay fines… Salvador Garay, age 49, of Las Cruces, was arrested on a Municipal warrant for failure to appear.
Kyle Peralta, age 26, of Las Cruces, was cited for possession of less than an ounce of marijuana… Jemima Rodriguez, age 18,
was cited for possession of less than an ounce of marijuana… Gabino Quintana, age 35, was cited for driving while license was suspended or revoked and careless driving… and Bruce Fermin, age 61, was cited for trespassing at Wal-Mart.
And in juvenile news… two teens – a 15-year-old boy and a 14-year-old girl – were cited for possession of less than an ounce of
marijuana… two boys – ages 15 and 16 – from Columbus were cited for impersonating an officer… and a 14-year-old boy from Columbus was cited for driving without a license.
Also… a roping horse valued at $2,000 was reported missing from the truck stop… a washing machine, entertainment center
and clothes with a combined value of $1,300 were taken from a residence off East Maple… $500 in criminal damage occurred to a pickup parked off Mountainairre after it was dented and scratched… $500 in criminal damage was reported to a refrigerated air unit at a residence off West Ash… and a side mirror and sunroof were damaged on a vehicle parked near Florida and Columbus Road.
(Deming) – The local Cancer Support Patient Group will meet Wednesday evening at Mimbres Valley Home Health and Hospice north of La Fonda at 111 North Pearl.
The meeting is set to begin at 6 p.m.
All patients, survivors and family members are invited to attend the monthly support group.
Call 546-4780 for more information.
Again, the Cancer Support Patient Group will
meet this Wednesday at 6 p.m. at 111 North Pearl.All patients,
survivors and family members are invited.
(Deming) – A man shot while at the rest stop between Deming and Silver City has been identified.
Luna County Undersheriff Arturo Baeza said it appears 44-year-old Eric Arzate of Las Cruces was shot in the back early Monday morning.
Baeza said Arzate was driven by private vehicle to Silver City and then airlifted to El Paso following the shooting.His condition was not immediately known.
Arzate was with a Silver City woman at the time of the shooting – which was approximately 2 Monday morning – and Baeza said investigators were attempting to locate her to find out more about the incident.
Reportedly, she is the one who called 911 and drove Arzate to the Silver City hospital.
Baeza said an investigator would interview Arzate as soon as he was able to be questioned.
(Deming) – Deming High School FFA and Speech and Debate
students fared well in recent competitions.
Deming High Principal Janean Garney said the FFA Board of Trustees this past weekend selected 2012 DHS graduate Courtney Hurt as the Beef Production Proficiency winner in the state, and Junior Stephanie Swope as the State STAR Agri-Science winner.
Also, Hurt was recommended for the American FFA Degree, and Swope and Junior Brannick Sweetser were recommended for the State FFA Degree.
The Deming High FFA Chapter received the top award for its Program of Activities, and the Red Mountain FFA students placed second in the quiz competition.
And at the Speech and Debate competition held at Highland High School in Albuquerque, Katie Cox and Tatiana Villalobos placed second in the public forum debate, while Eli Hutts and Ryan Larko placed third.
Also, Katie Poudrier finalized in Expository
Speech and Original Oratory, and Stephanie Swope finalized in Original
Columbus, NM Port of Entry
(Deming) – The Columbus port of entry processed more
commercial truck crossings than any year on record and saw an 11% growth in pedestrians from the previous year.
The New Mexico Border Authority reported that in 2012 the Columbus port processed 10,627 commercial trucks – an 18% increase over the next-highest year’s record.
Authorities say the increase in demand for chile and other agriculture exports has mostly driven the growth in crossings at the Columbus port, and producers such as Border Foods in Deming are
responding to that demand.
Economic Development Secretary Jon Barela said they were pleased with the growth of commercial crossings at the border ports – both in Columbus and Santa Teresa.
Barela said the creation of the Six Mile Overweight Cargo Radius signed into law by Governor Susana Martinez in 2011 also contributed to the growth.
He said the initiative was a strategic move to create jobs by making it easier for trucks coming from Mexico with large loads to cross through and unload cargo.
WILDCAT BASKETBALL ACTION:
Santa Teresa Warriors 67- Deming Wildcats 46.
It was a rough night for Deming Varsity Basketball Friday.
Deming now drops to 18-6 overall… 3-1 in District Action and are tied with Santa Teresa.
It was a low scoring night for the Cats…nobody scored in double digits.
Top Scoring for the Cats:
Alec Parra - 9 points (3- three pointers)
Eric Saenz - 9
Dominic Saenz - 7
Andres Villa - 7
Phillip Longoria - 6
Saucedo - 3
Orlando Ortiz - 4
Deming shot 13 out of 20 free throws and never lead in the game. For the night, the Cats had 17 turnovers and 36
Other Wildcat Action:
Deming Freshman won 39-34.
Deming JV won 58-45.
Tuesday the Cats are on the Road traveling to take on the Chaparral Lobos. Join Danny Rodriguez for the play by play action starting with
the pre-game show at around 6:45pm on AM 1230 KOTS.
(Deming) – Here’s the area crime report:
Jose Grado, age 35, was arrested for distribution of a controlled or counterfeit substance and conspiracy… Grace Lopez, age 18, was arrested for glue or aerosol spray abuse… Grisel Flores, age 29, of Silver City, was arrested for harboring or aiding a felon.
Sheldon Cummins, age 59, was arrested on a District Court order… Gaudencio Sandoval, age 36, was arrested on a Magistrate warrant for failure to appear… and Megan Ortiz, age 25, of Silver City, was arrested on a Municipal warrant for failure to appear.
Also… a plasma television and a personal video game player with a combined value of $700 were taken from a residence off North Pearl.
(Deming) – Parents of Deming school children can breathe a
sigh of relief – early-release Wednesdays are ending.
Superintendent Harvielee Moore said there will be two more early-release days – February 20th and 27th, but there will be no more early-release days after March 1st for the
remainder of this school year.
Moore said Wednesday afternoons were used to analyze data, create instructional plans and develop teachers’ skills so they could implement the new Common Core State Standards.
Now, she said, it’s time to practice using the standards.
While early-release Wednesdays may have helped teachers and school administrators, they were generally disliked by parents and employers, who had a once-weekly disruption in their afternoon
schedule. In fact, early-release Wednesdays were noted by at least one parent to be the “rudest thing Deming Public Schools ever foisted on working parents.”
Again, there will be no more early-release Wednesdays after February 27th for the remainder of the school year.
(Deming) – Two Deming elementary schools are being recognized by the state for their bilingual efforts.
Associate Superintendent Dana Irby said Memorial and Torres elementaries were among the schools receiving awards Friday from the Bilingual Division of the New Mexico Public Education
Department. The awards were based on criteria from the federal No Child Left Behind/Title III programs.
Irby said that criteria included outstanding growth in English language acquisition by English-language learners as measured on a state language assessment.
Memorial Elementary earned an Exemplary Award reserved for schools with established improvement, while Torres received an Emerging Award, designed to recognize schools showing
The recognitions Friday were part of Bilingual Education Day at the state legislature.
The celebration and award presentation was held in the State Capitol Rotunda in Santa Fe.
(Deming) – Here’s the area crime report:
Kino Rodriguez, age 18, was arrested for abandonment or abuse of a child and resisting or obstructing an officer…
Aquilino Flores, age 44, was arrested for aggravated battery… Michael Perez, age 33, was arrested for fraud… Matthew Wilderman, age 26, was arrested for criminal trespassing.
Marcos Arciniega, age 24, of Columbus, was arrested on a Magistrate warrant for failure to appear… Yolanda Flores, age 32, of Las Cruces, was arrested on a Magistrate warrant for failure to pay fines… and Geovani Ramos, age 28, was cited for having an expired driver’s license, no
insurance and on a failure-to-stop driving violation.
Also… 20 chickens and four ducks were killed by unrestrained dogs off Melody Lane… a window valued at $200 was broken on a vehicle parked off East Spruce… a chain-link fence was cut at a business off North Pearl… and a window valued at $100 was broken on a vehicle parked off
South Columbus Road.