SOUTHWEST DESERT/MIMBRES BASIN-INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...DEMING...COLUMBUS... MON SEP 24 2012
.TODAY...MOSTLY SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 80S. SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH SHIFTING TO THE SOUTHWEST 10 TO 15 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS 50 TO 55. WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
.TUESDAY...MOSTLY SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE MID 80S. WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS 50 TO 55. WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
.WEDNESDAY...MOSTLY SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE MID 80S. WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS 50 TO 55.
.THURSDAY...MOSTLY SUNNY IN THE MORNING...THEN PARTLY CLOUDY WITH A 10 PERCENT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON. HIGHS 80 TO 85.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...PARTLY CLOUDY WITH A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE UPPER 50S.
.FRIDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY WITH A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS. HIGHS AROUND 80.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...PARTLY CLOUDY IN THE EVENING THEN BECOMING MOSTLY CLOUDY. A 30 PERCENT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS AROUND 60.
.SATURDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A 30 PERCENT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 70S.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A 30 PERCENT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS 60 TO 65.
.SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 70S.
(Wildcat Sports) - The Artesia Bulldogs dominated the entire game Friday night with the Deming Wildcats.
In the non-district game, The Cats scored in the first quarter when Quarterback David Padron scored on a 25 yard quarterback keeper.
Richard Regalado, tight end for the Cats scored on a 45 yard touchdown pass.
Deming had 4 turnovers, which gave Artesia the opportunity to run the ball into their end zone.
The Wildcats have this week off with no football game Friday. The next game will be in two weeks Friday, October 5th when the Cats will be home for Football Parent night and will take on regional rival Silver City.
(Deming) – Here’s the area crime report:
Josephine Lucero, age 31, of Fort Worth, Texas, was arrested for
trafficking in a controlled substance and possession of a firearm by a felon…
Jesus Ramirez, age 23, and Francisco Ramirez, age 24, were each arrested on two counts of burglary, tampering with evidence and receiving stolen property…
Enoch San Miguel, age 55, was arrested for failure to comply with sex offender registrant requirements…
Linda Romero, age 26, was picked up on a U.S. Marshal’s Service warrant…
Carlos Myers, age 38, was arrested on a Municipal warrant for failure to appear…
Danyce Rivera, age 20, was arrested on a Municipal warrant for failure to appear.
Also… criminal damage estimated at $100 occurred to an unoccupied home on North Diamond after a window was
broken and the home was ransacked… and a residence off West Spruce was broken into.
Sheriff Raymond Cobos
(Deming) – The Luna County Sheriff’s Department is initiating a multi-agency livestock theft patrol in an effort to deter cattle and hay thefts.
Sheriff Raymond Cobos said his administration was meeting with officials from the Border Patrol, state Livestock Board, State Police and Deming Police to coordinate agencies as a means to help Luna County farmers and ranchers.
Investigator Alan Batts said local agriculturists constantly battle the loss of cattle and hay… and he said a more aggressive approach to inspecting stock trailers could help stop the thefts.
Cobos said livestock thefts are not routinely reported to the Sheriff’s Office, but instead get reported to the Livestock Board.
By working with Border Patrol agents who are routinely combing the rural parts of the region, and with Livestock Inspector Janice Blandford and others, he hopes to get the message out to modern-day rustlers that Luna County is off-limits to cattle and hay
Cobos added that some people may be initially irritated by being stopped simply because they are hauling a stock trailer, but he is confident they will appreciate the effort to deter cattle theft.
The launch of the effort is being timed to coincide with fall cattle works when ranchers tally their livestock numbers and report thefts.
(Deming) – Close to 200 Deming High School seniors will be retaking the required state high school graduation test early next month.
High School Guidance Counselor Sherry Ellis said the seniors who did not
receive at least a score of 73 on the Standard Based Assessment they took in
the spring are included in that number, along with students who have
transferred to the district from other states.
This year’s senior class is the first graduating class required to pass the SBA in order to receive a high school diploma. Students who do not pass will receive a “certificate of completion” in lieu of a diploma.
And the test is much more difficult than the previous sophomore competency test, which was normed at about an 8th grade difficulty level. Officials said this test reflects 11th grade work.
Principal Janean Garney said the school has been offering tutoring in reading and math – the two subjects which must be passed for graduation – at lunch and after school, as well as in Columbus.
And she added that many seniors were within a few points of passing in the spring, so she is confident they will be able to pull their grade up on the retake.
The main hurdle, Garney believes, is having students take the test seriously. The retake test will be offered October 2nd and 4th, with results due back by December.
Seniors who don’t pass the retake will be given an Alternate Demonstration Assessment in the spring, but Garney said they still have not been told what the Alternate Demonstration Assessment will require of the students.
(Deming) -- The Wildcats are traveling to Artesia tonight taking on the Bulldogs. The Varsity game begins at 7pm. Listen to AM 1230 KOTS beginning at aroud 6:45 for your pre-game show and play by play action from Danny Rodriguez, the voice of the Cats on KOTS!
DHS Cross Country travels to Cobre tomorrow for a match at 9am.
DHS Boys and Girls Soccer teams travel to Ruidoso tomorrow for action. Wildcat boys take to the field at 11am, and the girls follow at 1pm. Good luck to all
SOUTHWEST DESERTINCLUDING THE CITIES OF...DEMING...COLUMBUS... FRI SEP 21 2012
.TODAY...MOSTLY SUNNY. HIGHS AROUND 90. NORTH WINDS UP TO 5 MPH SHIFTING TO THE EAST IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS 55 TO 60. EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
.SATURDAY...MOSTLY SUNNY. HIGHS 85 TO 90. EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH SHIFTING TO THE SOUTHEAST 10 TO 15 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE MID 50S. SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
.SUNDAY...MOSTLY SUNNY. HIGHS 85 TO 90. SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE MID 50S.
.MONDAY...MOSTLY SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE MID 80S.
.MONDAY NIGHT...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE MID 50S.
.TUESDAY...MOSTLY SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 80S.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS 55 TO 60.
.WEDNESDAY...MOSTLY SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE MID 80S.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS 55 TO 60.
.THURSDAY...MOSTLY SUNNY IN THE MORNING THEN BECOMING PARTLY CLOUDY. A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 80S.
(Deming) – Here’s the area crime report:
Grace Lopez, age 18, was arrested for possession of methamphetamine, possession of marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia…
Maricela Gonzales, age 30, was charged with trespassing…
Lucia Baldemgro, age 32, was charged with shoplifting at Wal-Mart.
(Deming) – A steer raised by a Luna County youth was selected as a breed champion at the New Mexico State Fair.
The steer, raised by Dylan Smyer, was named the Champion Shorthorn in the tough statewide
competition held this week in Albuquerque.
Smyer, a 6th grader at Deming Intermediate School, also raised the 4th place Class Three Simmental steer and a fifth place lamb.
Other Luna County youth raising steers that placed in the top eight of their respective classes at the state fair were: Tanner Caldwell…Annie Kuenstler… and Skylar Miller.
And other Luna County youth raising lambs that placed in the top eight of their respective classes were Annie Kuentsler… Sealy Kuenstler… and Shelbie Peterson.
No local youth showed pigs at the state fair… and none of the goats raised locally placed in the top spots in Albuquerque.
The State Fair runs through September 23rd. The Southern New Mexico State Fair will be held October 2nd-7thin Las Cruces… and the Southwestern New Mexico State Fair will be October 10th-14th in Deming.