(Cobre) -- Deming Wildcat Basketball tonight.
Final score Deming Wildcats 71 Cobre Indians 24.
Leading scores for Deming:
Eric Saenz 17 points
Alec Parra 12 points
Freshman Andres Villa 10 points
Tereso Escareno 7 points
Dominic Saenz 7 points
Ernie Salcedo 6 points
Tonight’s win came mostly because of the full court press the Cats put on the
Indians. The Cats were good on defense and on the press.
Game stats for the Cats:
Deming had 8 turnovers… Cobre had 23 turnovers...
Deming had 44 rebounds… Cobre had 20...
Deming shot 6 out of 9 Free throws...
Deming scored 4 three pointers...
Deming scored 21 points in the second period with Cobre scoring 4...
Deming scored 21 in the third Cobre 2...
Deming scored 14 in the 4th..
Cobre 4. Mostly defensively battle with Deming out rebonding.
Next game for the Cats will be tomorrow afternoon… Saturday at 2:30.
Deming vs the Valencia Jaguars at Deming Wildcat Gymnasium.
(Deming) – Here’s the area crime report:
Dustin Hestand, age 28, was arrested for possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia, concealing identity, and on two Magistrate warrants and on a Municipal warrant – all three for failure to pay fines… Alejandra Arias, age 28, was arrested for possession of methamphetamine, possession of marijuana and possession of drug
paraphernalia… Cassandra Carrasco, age 23, was arrested for trafficking in methamphetamine, two counts of child abuse and conspiracy… Thomas Marquez, age 81, was arrested for driving while license was suspended or revoked…
Donald Peedin, age 62, was arrested on a state warrant… Michael Reynolds, age 28, was arrested on an Adult Probation and Parole Office warrant for a probation violation… Jessica Martinez, age 25, was arrested on a Magistrate warrant for failure to pay fines… and Victoria Lee, age 25, was
cited for shoplifting at Wal-Mart.
Also… a turquoise-colored antique stove and door hinges with a combined value of over $800 were taken from a residence off East Fourth Street… and a window valued at $400 was broken on a vehicle parked off South Diamond.
SOUTHWEST DESERT/MIMBRES BASIN-INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...DEMING...COLUMBUS...
FRI NOV 30 2012
.TODAY...SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 70S. WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
.TONIGHT...CLEAR. LOWS 35 TO 40. WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
.SATURDAY...MOSTLY SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 70S. WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS 35 TO 40. NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
.SUNDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. HIGHS AROUND 70. WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS 35 TO 40.
.MONDAY...MOSTLY SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 60S.
.MONDAY NIGHT...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE MID 30S.
.TUESDAY...MOSTLY SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE MID 60S.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE MID 30S.
.WEDNESDAY...MOSTLY SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE MID 60S.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE LOWER 30S.
.THURSDAY...MOSTLY SUNNY IN THE MORNING THEN BECOMING PARTLY CLOUDY. HIGHS AROUND 70.
Kathy Porter Rodriguez
156 lbs of marijuana seized from a 96 Dodge Ram
(Deming) – Two Santa Fe residents were caught at the Columbus port of entry trying to smuggle nearly $125,000 worth of marijuana into New Mexico from Mexico.
The driver, 49-year-old Kathy Porter Rodriguez, and her passenger, 49-year-old Vernon Martinez, are facing federal drug smuggling charges in connection with the 156 pounds of marijuana seized from their 1996 Dodge Ram truck.
The marijuana was detected by a “Buster” density meter which showed high readings consistent with hidden contraband. The density meter was used after officers selected the vehicle for a secondary search because of a number of issues that arose during an initial conversation with the occupants.
An x-ray of the truck spotted anomalies in several locations, and the 139 marijuana-filled bundles were removed from hidden compartments in the quarter panels and rear wall of the
Acting Columbus port director Jose Robles said the arrests resulted from hard-working Customs and Border Protection officers and advanced technology.
(Deming) – Records show a gun smuggling operation run by
former town officials in Columbus had a direct link to targets of the bungled "Fast and Furious" operation run by federal officials in Arizona.
Federal prosecutors have sought to distance the Columbus gun smuggling case from the Arizona probe.
But reports obtained by the Albuquerque Journal show federal agents were aware in early 2010 that the leader of the Columbus ring had been stopped a few months earlier with weapons purchased by a suspect involved in the Fast and Furious case.
That connection apparently dried up and ringleader and town trustee Blas "Woody" Gutierrez began buying guns himself and paying others to buy guns for him from a New Mexico dealer. He has pleaded guilty to gun smuggling but hasn't been sentenced.
Prosecutors have said the Columbus gun smuggling ring shipped nearly 200 guns to Mexican drug
As of mid-October, eight of 12 convicted defendants in the case had been sentenced.
Still awaiting sentencing were Gutierrez, former Columbus Police Chief Angelo Vega, Ricardo Gutierrez and Eva Gutierrez.
(Deming) – Here’s the area crime report:
Danny House, age 45, was arrested for possession of a controlled substance… Michael Esparza, age 40,
was arrested for battery against a household member… Manuel Calderon, age 29, was picked up for possession of drug paraphernalia and on a State warrant…
Christina Dominguez, age 37, was arrested on two failure-to-pay warrants – one from Magistrate Court and one from Municipal Court… and Veronica Anzaldua, age 40, was arrested on a failure-to-pay warrant.
Also… a 52-year-old Deming man reported being the victim of fraud after his debit card was used for nearly $900 worth of unauthorized purchases in Arizona… a 37-year-old Deming woman reported being the victim of fraud after her debit card had two separate drafts for $200 each… and a hundred dollars’ worth of lottery tickets were taken from a business off West Pine Street.
(Deming) – A pesticide applicator workshop is being offered
in Deming next month.
The workshop, being offered through the Luna County Cooperative Extension Service office, will take place Tuesday, December 18th, at 9 a.m. at the La Fonda Restaurant.
Topics to be covered are diseases in New Mexico vegetables, pecan pests, diseases and disorders, insect issues seen at NMSU labs this year, managing for herbicide failure, soil
fumigation recordkeeping requirements, and K-Pam usage with vegetables.
Presenters include specialists from the New Mexico Cooperative Extension Service, New Mexico State University, State Department of Agriculture and Amvac Chemical Corporation.
The workshop cost is $20 which includes lunch. Attendees must RSVP with reservation fee by Monday, December 17th, either by mail or in person at the Luna County Extension Office, 210-B Poplar Street in Deming.
Five continuing education units will be awarded to attendees.
At 3 p.m., following the workshops, an NMDA official will administer the private Pesticide
applicators test. There will be an additional $15 fee for the test.
For more information, contact Luna County Extension Agent Jack Blandford at 546-8806.
(Deming) – Here’s the area crime report:
David Lucero, age 48, was arrested for driving while license was suspended or revoked… David Medrano, age 22, was arrested for interference with officers… and Nataly Thomen, age 32, of New York City, was cited for possession of less than an ounce of marijuana.
Also… a 1979 Monte Carlo valued at $5,000 and parked off South Granite is expected to be a total
loss after becoming engulfed in flames… a Colorado resident reported purchasing a trailer for $3,000 from a Luna County resident but the trailer is now missing and the man never received a bill of sale or title transfer… a Columbus man reported a case of fraud after he sent $2,700 in money orders for a 2005 Cadillac advertised on Craig’s List but never received the vehicle… a business owner reported unauthorized use of a business credit card totaling over $600…
vehicle parts valued at $500 were taken from a location off Northeast Primrose Lane… security cameras valued at $400 were taken from a business off West Pine… over $300 worth of unauthorized charges to a credit card for cash and merchandise were reported by a 45-year-old Deming woman.
(Deming) – A Deming business has been awarded federal funds to install new energy efficient equipment.
USDA Rural Development State Director Terry Brunner congratulated New Mexico Wineries of Deming for its
successful application and award of over $44,000 to install several energy efficient systems at the winery.
The financial assistance reportedly will be used to insulate the process-cooled storage tanks and to install an energy efficient motor and variable frequency drive control on
a circulating pump.
The funding also will replace the current lighting for more efficient lighting.
The funding was awarded through the Rural Energy for America Program which helps farmers, ranchers and businesses in rural America with loan and grant financial support to install
renewable energy systems and to make energy efficiency improvements.
Brunner was in Deming last week to present a certificate to New Mexico Wineries. He
said the investment will make the winery more energy efficient which will allow the company to improve its bottom line.
Brunner said USDA Rural Development has become a leader in the rebuilding of our country’s economy by providing the financial support to help rural businesses update their operations.
(Deming) -- Organizers of this year's electric light parade say there is still time for clubs, organizations and businesses to enter a float.
The Deming Christmas Light Parade will be held this Saturday, December 1st, and is again being sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Deming.
Volunteer Lois Tharp with the Kiwanis Club said the theme this year is "Christmas around the World," and the Parade Grand Marshalls are G.G. and Carole Gore.
The parade lineup will take place in the vicinity of the B-M-X Park and Pratz T-Ball field... then the parade will travel west on Poplar... north on Diamond... west on Spruce... and then
south on Platinum to Courthouse Park.
The parade will begin at 6:00 p.m. this Saturday.
All entries, including floats and marching groups, are welcome. Lighted entries must have a self-contained power source such as a generator.
Information packets are available at Tharp's Flowers, 1205 Columbus Road.