(Deming) -- The first Wildcat Football game of this season turned out to be a disappointment for the young Wildcat team.
The Belen Eagles came to Wildcat Sports Stadium tonight with something to prove, and that is what they did.
The Final Score: Belen Eagles 14 – Deming Wildcats 7.
Listen to KOTS Tuesday Morning at 7:15 during the 7’oclock News Block for Danny Rodrguez Wildcat Sports Update.
The Cats are on the road Friday September 7th to Hot Springs. Game time is 7:00pm, and the game will be broadcast live on your Wildcat Sports Station, KOTS AM 1230.
Boy in suspected DWI crash in Albuquerque dies
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A 2-year-old boy injured in an Albuquerque crash involving a suspected drunken driver has died.
KOB-TV cites the Albuquerque Police Department in saying that Vicente Griego's family took the boy off life support Thursday. The boy had sustained a broken neck and brain injuries in the Saturday crash.
Fewer weeks of jobless benefits to be offered
ALBUQUERQUE, (AP) — Fewer weeks of unemployment benefits will soon be available to jobless New Mexicans and the Department of Workforce Solutions says it's because of a change in federal law.
A maximum of 54 weeks of unemployment compensation will be offered with claims effective Sept. 2. That's down from 60 weeks currently.
The department says New Mexicans eligible for 60 weeks of benefits before Sept. 2 can continue to receive payments for up to that amount of time during a phase-out period.
Some closures lifted following Gila forest fire
SILVER CITY, N.M. (AP) — State and federal officials have lifted some of the closure orders that were put in place while a massive wildfire burned through parts of the Gila National Forest earlier this year.
The Whitewater-Baldy Fire charred more than 465 square miles to become the largest fire in New Mexico's recorded history. It burned for several weeks after being sparked by lightning.
Rehabilitation of some burned areas is wrapping up. Still, forest officials say some trails will remain closed until assessments can be done.
Forest Supervisor Kelly Russell says the area is dealing with the effects of summer rains and officials are concerned about the stability of the trail beds.
Standing dead trees are also a concern. Forest officials say an assessment of trails impacted by fallen trees will be completed next spring.
Local Crime Report 8/31/12
(Deming) – Here’s the area crime report:
Sharla Parra, age 30, was arrested for aggravated DUI and no driver’s license. William White, age 19, was arrested for battery against a household
member, false imprisonment, interfering with communications, possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. Angel Padron, age 34, was arrested for trafficking in methamphetamine, tampering with evidence and on a District Court warrant for a probation violation. Edward Lynch, age 39, was arrested on a Magistrate warrant for trafficking in a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and child abuse.
Benny Lerma, age 25, was arrested on a District Court warrant for a probation violation and on a Columbus warrant for speeding. Vicente Armendariz, age 39, of Columbus, was arrested on a Dona Ana County warrant for failure to pay fines. Janeth Duran-Alfaro, age 20, was arrested on a Municipal warrant for failure to appear, and Karie Wisenberg, age 45, of Silver City, was cited for possession of less than an ounce of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.
New 'black berets' exhibit opens at NMSU
LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — A new photo exhibit showcasing New Mexico's "Black Berets" of the Chicano Movement has opened.
Photographs of the Black Berets are now display at the New Mexico State University's Conroy Honors Center Gallery until Oct. 26.
The Mexican-American community activist group, which operated in Albuquerque from 1969-73, created a health clinic and programs for youth. The group was loosely based on the Black Panthers and formed chapters in California and other
states in the southwest to fight discrimination and police brutality.
The Black Berets also are the subject of a new documentary, "New Mexico's Black Berets: An Untold Story."
Groups work to sign up new voters
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A coalition of nonprofits are banding together to get more New Mexicans registered to vote.
According to census data, some 616,000 eligible New Mexicans are not registered to vote. So organizations such as the League of Women Voters of New Mexico, Common Cause New Mexico and the national Voter Participation Center are
working to get people signed up before the Oct. 9 deadline for participating in the Nov. 6 election.
(Deming) - The Deming High Wildcats are at home tonight with the first game of the season.
Tonight, they are taking on Belen.
The game is live NOW on AM 1230 KOTS.
Then listen to a rebroadcast of the game on our web page. www.demingradio.com.
OF...DEMING...COLUMBUS... MDT FRI AUG 31 2012
.TODAY...SUNNY. HIGHS AROUND 90. EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
.TONIGHT...CLEAR. LOWS IN THE LOWER 60S. EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
.SATURDAY...MOSTLY SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 90S. EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS 60 TO 65. EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
.SUNDAY...MOSTLY SUNNY. HIGHS 90 TO 95. SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE MID 60S.
.LABOR DAY...MOSTLY SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE MID 90S.
.MONDAY NIGHT...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE MID 60S.
.TUESDAY...MOSTLY SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE MID 90S.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS 60 TO 65.
.WEDNESDAY...MOSTLY SUNNY IN THE MORNING...THEN PARTLY CLOUDY WITH A 10 PERCENT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON. HIGHS AROUND 90.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...PARTLY CLOUDY. A 10 PERCENT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING. LOWS IN THE MID 60S.
.THURSDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. A 10 PERCENT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 90S.
(Deming) - Deming Mainstreet has announced the second annual Scavenger Hunt in Downtown Deming. According to information provided by Deming Mainstreet, The fun will run from Tuesday September 3rd until Saturday, Sept. 8th.
Stop by the The Deming Art Center, 100 S. Gold St. or any merchant displaying a Scavenger Hunt poster in the window and get an entry form. Then enjoy the hunt! Deming Mainstreet boundries are N. Cedar to S. Maple.... West on Copper to East Platinum. Your hunt does not have to be completed at one time.
There is no entry fee, all the instructions are on the entry form and a drawing will be held on Saturday with gift certificates from local merchants for the winner(s).
As a hint: Stop by El Rey's Market on the far boundary of North Platinum and the Readers Cove on Copper St.
Las Cruces District Office of the Bureau of Land Management
BLM Plans Control or Eradication of Invasive Species
(Deming) – BLM lands within Luna County could be affected by a plan to treat non-native, noxious and invasive plant species in the area.
Officials with the Las Cruces District Office of the Bureau of Land Management have prepared a draft Environmental Assessment which analyzes the environmental impacts of treating the targeted plant species within the counties of Luna as well as Otero, Dona Ana, Sierra, Grant and Hidalgo.
In addition, the BLM has been working with partners to treat non-federal lands within these counties when funding is available.
Reportedly, officials are proposing an Integrated Pest Management approach to controlling or eradicating the non-native, noxious and invasive plant species that occur on BLM and adjoining lands.
The approach would utilize cultural, manual, mechanical and herbicidal methods to treat the invading plants.
Experts say these non-native plants, which have been brought into the area and have been able to adapt to the conditions here, are now sometimes out-competing native vegetation.
BLM officials say the control or eradication of these species will help return the lands to a productive and healthy condition.
The Environmental Assessment is available for public review and comment at www.blm.gov/nm/lascruces
Comments must be submitted by September 18th.
AP-NM--Ruidoso Downs-Drug tests confirms drug use in horses
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Three trainers whose horses tested positive for an exotic painkilling drug could face suspensions, fines and criminal charges.
New Mexico Racing Commission executive director Vince Mares says independent lab tests have confirmed that nine horses had been drugged with dermorphin.
He tells the Albuquerque Journal that the cases are being
forwarded to the state Attorney General's Office for possible criminal prosecution.
Trainers can mask an injured horse's pain by using illegal drugs like dermorphin and still race the horse. But the horses could break down, injuring the animals and their riders.
The three trainers had invoked their right to have their horses' blood and urine samples re-tested by an independent lab after initial tests in May.
Mares says they will be subject to an administrative hearing in the coming weeks.
Area Crime Report for Thursday August 30, 2012
Today's Local Crime Report
(Deming) – Here’s the area crime report:
Joseph Gomez, age 20, was arrested for possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and interference with officers… Cesar Rodriguez, age 25, was arrested on a District Court warrant for failure to appear and on two Magistrate warrants – also for failure to appear… and Connie
Jimenez, age 34, was arrested on a Magistrate warrant for local charges.
NM teacher receives probation on voyeurism charges
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An elementary school teacher caught taking images up girls' skirts has been sentenced to five years' probation.
Christopher Lucero apologized in court Wednesday for using a camera attached to his shoe to videotape girls as young as 10 at an Albuquerque amusement park in 2007. He pleaded guilty to five misdemeanor counts of voyeurism.
KRQE reports that Lucero had faced up to five years in jail as part of a plea agreement with prosecutors.
Lucero says he's a changed man and recognizes how to stay away from high-risk situations.
He recently completed a 14-month program for sex offenders, though he's not required to register as one.
West Nile Virus Hits NM Again.
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Three more New Mexicans have been diagnosed with West Nile
virus infection, bringing the total in the state this year to eight human cases.
No deaths have been reported so far. State health officials say two of the cases are in Bernalillo County and the third is in Dona Ana County.
State requires New Form for immunization exempts
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico Department of Health is asking parents to stop citing philosophical reasons for exempting their children from
immunizations required to attend public school or day care. The Santa Fe New Mexican reports state officials say the only reasons a child can be exempted from vaccinations are medical and religious. A new form for those seeking an exemption asks parents to spell out the nature of their beliefs.
(Deming) – Here’s the area crime report:
Sylvester Campa, age 29, was arrested on a Magistrate warrant for aggravated battery on a household member and aggravated burglary, and on an Adult Probation and Parole Office warrant for a probation violation. Yolanda Quesada, age 33, of Tucson, Arizona, was arrested on a Grant County warrant for
aggravated battery. Michael Cordero, age 29, of Las Cruces, was arrested for
embezzlement. Jason Zamora, age 28, was arrested for driving while license was suspended or revoked, no insurance and having an expired registration.
David Nickerson, age 54, was arrested on a District Court warrant for contempt of court as part of the statewide roundup of child support violators. Martina Salgada, age 39, was arrested on an Adult Probation and Parole Office warrant for a probation violation and on a Municipal warrant for failure to appear. Angelica Murillo, age 58, was arrested on a Magistrate warrant for
failure to pay fines. and Keith Quintana, age 38, of Albuquerque, was arrested on a Santa Fe County warrant for failure to pay fines.
Also… a computer valued at $400 dollars was taken from a residence off East Florida Street.
The first meeting at Columbus Elementary.
(Deming) – Deming High School officials plan to meet with students and parents of 11th and 12th graders in the coming days.
The purpose of the meetings is to discuss requirements for graduation, the SBA testing and student tutoring services.
The first meeting will be Thursday at 6 p.m. at Columbus Elementary.
The second meeting will be in the form of a booth at the Peppers Supermarket hamburger fry this Friday afternoon before the first home football game. The booth will be set up at 4 p.m. in front of the Deming High School main campus.
And the third meeting will be Tuesday, September 4th, at 4 p.m. in the main gym lobby.
Students and parents are invited to take advantage of the meetings to learn more about tutoring opportunities as well as testing and graduation requirements.
Jais Lopez-Lopez from Guatemala caught in Luna County, NM
(Deming) – A Guatemalan national wanted on two California warrants for failure to appear was arrested in Luna County Monday after illegally entering the U.S.
Jais Lopez-Lopez was picked up five miles north of the U.S. boundary with Mexico Monday morning by Border Patrol agents assigned to the ATV unit who were patrolling on Highway 9 near mile marker 70.
During processing, agents discovered that Lopez also had a previous arrest and conviction for unlawful sex with a minor in 2011, and had two prior immigration charges resulting in his removal to Guatemala.
Lopez was remanded to the Luna County Detention Center pending removal proceedings. He also faces charges for violating his prior order of removal.