(Deming) – Here’s the area crime report:
Jonas Ronald, age 50, was arrested for battery against a household member… Andy Marquez, age 28, of Las Cruces, was arrested on a District Court warrant for a probation violation… Andy Peeler, age 43, was arrested on a Magistrate warrant for failure to pay fines… and Mary Perez, age 38, was arrested on a Municipal warrant for failure to appear.
Also, a 27-year-old Deming man reported being the victim of fraud after receiving a phone call saying he owed $600 for a fraud and tax investigation, which he paid by money card. He was contacted again for additional payment and notified the Luna County Sheriff’s Department after the second contact.
(Deming) – The Luna County Commissioners will meet in
regular session Thursday.
Included on the agenda is a presentation by Tom
Bates on the Arizona Water Settlement Act… a move to rescind Ordinance 46 which established a county security force and granted police powers to certain
officers appointed by the commissioners… and numerous annual agreements between the county and various entities.
Also… 20-year service awards will be given to Lieutenant Lionel Lozano with the detention center and David Guerrero with the sheriff’s office… 10-year service awards will be given to Peter Brugman and Linda Calderon with the detention center… and five-year service awards will be given to Jose Ojeda with the sheriff’s office, Nathan Ortberg with the detention center and Mike Wilson with the road department. The meeting is set to begin at 9 Thursday morning in the commission chambers, located on the third floor of the courthouse. The meeting is open to the public.
(Deming) -- Luna County officials are accepting letters of interest to serve on the Library Board and the Advisory Board to the Healing House domestic violence shelter.
Anyone interested in serving as the county's representative to the Library Board should submit a letter of interest by next Thursday, May 31st. The appointment is for a three-year term. Anyone interested in serving on the Healing House advisory board should submit a letter of interest by next Friday, June 1st.
The board offers guidance to the Healing House staff in their mission to provide comprehensive support and intervention services to person affected by domestic violence. The Healing House also offers emergency shelter and provides protection order advocacy, counseling, immigration advocacy and education.
Letters of interest for either board should be sent to Glory Johnson, Assistant to the Luna County Manager, at 700 South Silver Avenue, Deming, 88030. They also may be hand-delivered to the manager's office in the Luna County Courthouse.
Spivey Campaigns for Crossing 5/1/12
(Deming) -- Luna County Commission Chairman Jay Spivey met with Mexican officials
in an attempt to garner support to reopen the Columbus Cattle Crossing which was
closed after U-S-D-A officials deemed it unsafe for their veterinarians to cross the
Spivey attended a regional meeting in Chihuahua, Mexico, Friday, and reportedly gained the support of the Chihuahuan governor and others.
Spivey previously sent a letter to U-S Senators Jeff Bingaman and Tom Udall, saying Luna County residents were demanding answers as to why the Columbus cattle crossing had been singled out for closure by federal officials.
Spivey said in his letter that Luna County has not received an official written notification from U-S-D-A officials explaining their decision... and that three other cattle crossings that were shut down at the same time have since re-opened.
The U-S-D-A decision in early March came on the heels of a
U-S State Department directive that prohibits travel to Mexico for employees without armored vehicles and armed escorts.
New Mexico ranchers buy cattle from Mexico to supplement their herds. Other animals are also transferred through the crossing. Before animals are allowed to come into New Mexico, they must be inspected by a federal veterinarian to ensure they are disease-free.