(Deming)--Both Adults and Kids will be playing ball during the Great American Duck Race this year.
The Slow Pitch Duck Race Tourney will take place Friday, Saturday and Sunday, August 24-26 at the E. J. Hooten Complex, corner of Nickle and Buckeye. Divisions Will be Mens B/C, Mens D/E and Mixed. Mixed and Mens will not be played at the same time.
While the adults are playing, one field at the Hooten Complex will be dedicated for the 8U Deming Duck Tournament. This tournament, on Saturday and Sunday, August 25-26, is for those eight years and under.
Adobe Deli Dancehall, east of town on Lewis Flats Rd.
(Deming)-- You can "shake your tail feathers" Duck Race weekend with dances
both Friday and Saturday Night.
Road Scholars will play for the Duck Race Dances, both Friday and Saturday,
August 24th and 25th, from 9 pm till 2 am, at the Adobe Deli Dancehall, east of town on Lewis Flats Road. The dances are open to the public, and you must be over 21.
Road Scholars is Amelia "Mel" Armendariz and Frank "Fingers" Quarrell.
Armendariz has over 25 years experience as a drummer, and Quarrell
begin his musicial career over 27 years ago with local bands as a premier
guitarist. "Fingers" became his moniker label after showing lightning
fret-work and diverse stylings from Mexican corridas and cumbias, to heavy
metal speed riffs, to the resurgence of country/western and the evolution of cross-over power chords. Through the years,
the band has won various competitions, including the 13th Annual Country Music Showdown, and has played with Country Superstar Johnny Rodriguez at various venues.
Sponsors are admitted free to these dances with their sponsor shirt, and a ride service will be available through Corre Cantinas. Organizers says there will be plenty of room with a total of over 10,000 square feet, which includes the dancehall and bar and patio area.
Officers will be out looking for DWI offenders... Please do not drink and drive. Designate a Driver and enjoy the weekend
(Deming) – Here’s the area crime report: Carolyn Polk, age 51, of Hurley, was arrested for DUI – 4th offense, driving while license was suspended or revoked, having an open container and following too closely. Michael Huckabay, age 19, was charged with driving while license was suspended or revoked and no insurance… and Carlos Payan, age 24, was arrested on a Magistrate warrant and was cited for possession of marijuana.
SOUTHWEST DESERT/MIMBRES BASIN-INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...DEMING...COLUMBUS
FRI AUG 24 2012
.TODAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON. HIGHS 85 TO 90. WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH. CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION 10 PERCENT.
.TONIGHT...PARTLY CLOUDY. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING. LOWS IN THE LOWER 60S. WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH. CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION 10 PERCENT.
.SATURDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 90S. WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH. CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION 10 PERCENT.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS 60 TO 65. WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
.SUNDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON. HIGHS AROUND 90. NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION 20 PERCENT.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...PARTLY CLOUDY. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING. LOWS IN THE MID 60S. CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION 20 PERCENT.
.MONDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. A 10 PERCENT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 90S.
.MONDAY NIGHT...PARTLY CLOUDY. A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING. LOWS IN THE MID 60S.
.TUESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. A 10 PERCENT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON. HIGHS AROUND 90.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...PARTLY CLOUDY WITH A 10 PERCENT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE MID 60S.
.WEDNESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. A 10 PERCENT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON. HIGHS AROUND 90.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...PARTLY CLOUDY WITH A 10 PERCENT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE MID 60S.
.THURSDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. A 10 PERCENT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON. HIGHS AROUND 90.
Amanda Snelling of Deming.
(Deming) - More than 30 contestants competed in the Duck Royalty Pageant Thursday Night (August 23rd) at the Public Schools Auditorium. The winner, who received $1000 from the Duck Race and other prizes, was Adelina Sussffragette, Amanda Snelling of Deming. Runner-up, and winner of $500, was Duck of the Century, Rachel Zarate, also from Deming. In fact all participants this year were from Deming.
In other competitions, "Just Hatched" for ages 0-1 year, the winner was Lil Miss Zia Duckie, Anastasia Harper, who took home $25, with runner-up Sophia the Darling Duckling, Sophia Garcia, winning $15. In the Little Waddler Category, for ages 2-4, the winner was The Little Conductor, Tyson Honeycutt. He received $50. Runner-up, and $15 winner, was La Chiqueita Pato Folkforico, Madison Grimley. The Downey Duckling category is for ages 5-8 year, and the winner was Camp Cody Bugle Duck, Cyrena Ayon, who received $75. Runner-up was Goldie the Crestea Duck, Savanna Noriega. Her prize money was $50. In the Darling Duckling category, for ages 9-12, the winner, who took home $100, was Centennial Duck, Diego Ayala. Runner-up was Red Hot Duck, Patrick Martinez. He received $75. This year's theme was "New Mexico's Centennial". The Duck Race this year has been designated as an official Centennial Event by the state. The Pageant again this year was hosted by Duck Race President Diana Chadborn, with help from many helpers, including "Duck McPride", and sponsored by Mimbres Memorial Hospital and Nursing Home. We will be posting photo slide shows of the contestants this y
(story from the Official GADR web page)
Celebrating Women's Right to Vote during the 2010 Duck Queen Congtest
Amanda Snelling, the 2012 Great American Duck Race Queen.
(Deming) -- The 33rd Annual Great American Duck Races got kicked off Thursday night at the DPS Auditorium.
Before a capacity audience, the 2012 duck queen this year was crowned. Adaline celebrating the women’s
suffrage movement the winner of the $1000 dollar check and Queen Title.
1st runner up was Duck of the century who will receive a $500 dollar check.
We will post all the winners names and photos are they are made available to us. We want to be as accurate as possible, and will wait for the official results to be posted by the GADR team. We are also working on a slide show of the event that will be posted here
The Queen and her full court will ride on the Duck Race Pagent float during the GADR Parade Saturday morning through downtown Deming at 10am.
(Deming) – Fees paid by people caught driving drunk in Luna County have been used to purchase lapel cameras for Deming police officers.
Luna County DWI Program Coordinator Kathryn Smyer said her office used approximately $3,900 to purchase 32 lapel cameras and software for the police department.
Smyer said the money came from sentenced DWI offenders, who have to pay a $75 screening fee which the state says can then be used for equipment to aid law enforcement actively involved in DWI prevention and apprehension. She said those fees raise approximately $7,000 a year in Luna County.
Deming Police Chief Michael Carillo said the cameras will be assigned to patrol officers to record traffic stops of suspected DWI offenders. He added that the cameras will be on at all times, so the technology will help document accidents, domestics and other events encountered by patrol officers.
Carillo said they were very appreciative of the DWI council’s approval of the camera purchase, adding that the lapel cameras will replace the aging dash cams in the patrol units – many of which are inoperable and becoming obsolete.
Smyer said they also purchased two cameras for the Luna County Sheriff’s Department, which had previously purchased the bulk of the deputies’ cameras with grant funds.
(Deming) -- Thursday is the Mimbres Memorial Hospital Duck Royalty Pageant -- the official kick-off for this weekend's 33rd annual Great American Duck Race.
The theme for this year's duck race is the New Mexico Centennial.
The duck royalty pageant is open to anyone who has ever had the desire to waddle in public.
Judging is based on costume... originality... duck waddle... talent -- which involves a three- to five-minute duck routine... and an interview, which includes general fowl knowledge, poise, the contestants' overall ability to represent the Great American Duck Race, and anything else the judges may "quack up."
The pageant is open to any aged contestant... with five categories: Just Hatched for infants through age one... Little Waddler for ages two to four... Downey Duckling for ages five to eight... Darling Duckling for ages nine to 12... and the Duck Queen or King for those 13 and up.
More than 19-hundred dollars in cash prizes will be awarded to winners and first-runners up... including a thousand-dollar cash prize for the Duck Queen or King.
Winners also receive other prizes, including bicycles and t-shirts. Admission to the event will be five-dollars for adults and three-dollars for children under age 12. The pageant will be held at the Deming Public Schools auditorium beginning Thursday at 6:30 p-m.