Example of Border Crossing Card
(Deming) – Deming is now included in an expanded border zone accessible to Mexican nationals holding Border Crossing Cards.
The Department of Homeland Security Wednesday issued a rule expanding the zone in which certain pre-cleared Mexican nationals can travel into New Mexico to shop, conduct business and/or visit family.
Previously… persons holding Border Crossing Cards were permitted to travel 25 miles into the United States for a period of 30 days without obtaining additional permits. Now… the border zone has been expanded to 55 miles, which includes Deming, Las Cruces and Lordsburg.
Senator Jeff Bingaman said Border Crossing Cards make it possible for frequent, low risk travelers to visit border
communities and engage in economic activity. Bingaman said the expanded zone should provide a much-needed economic boost to southern New Mexico communities without negatively impacting border security.
Biometric Border Crossing Cards are issued only to those individuals who have undergone background, fingerprint and security
checks. Deming and Luna County officials had written federal decision makers in support of expanding the zone.
(Las Cruces-Deming) The verdict is in for a Deming family accused of selling guns to a Mexican Drug Cartel member.
KOB-TV is reporting that the parents and two sons, owners of local Deming business New Deal Shooting Sports, have been found not guilty of gun smuggling charges.
Rick Reese, his wife Terri Reese and their two sons Ryin and Remington Reese were charged for selling weapons and ammunition from the family gun store in Deming. One of the sons, Remington Reese has been acquitted on all charges.
However, Rick, Terri and Ryin Reese were found guilty on much lesser charges including making false statements. But again the family has been found NOT guilty on the most serious gun smuggling charges. Additional information will follow.
*photos from Luna County Detention Center - Las Cruces Sun News
(Deming) – A Deming manufacturing company has been awarded funds from the New Mexico Economic Development Department’s Job Training Incentive Program to help create more jobs in Deming.
Compass Components, a privately held manufacturing services and distribution corporation located in the Deming Industrial Park, received over 76-thousand dollars from the state program to create eight jobs.
Compass Manufacturing Services opened in April of 2007, in its 40-thousand square-foot harness manufacturing facility.
The company specializes in cable, harness and electro-mechanical assembly and system integration. Official say Compass Components supports a variety of industry leaders in the transportation, semiconductor, capital equipment and medical markets… as well as network and telecom, test and measurement, and metal fabricator industries.
State Economic Development Secretary Jon Barela said the Job Training Incentive Program provides job creators – like Compass Components – the assistance they may need to take the next step and grow their company.
He added that having a steady stream of dollars available to help businesses hire and train workers has been a great benefit to the state.
Other businesses awarded job training funds were located in Albuquerque, Santa Fe, Clovis and Las Vegas, New Mexico.
Mimbres Valley Escrow 507 S. Gold Deming.
(Deming) – The state is taking over Mimbres Valley Escrow.
Orders for declaratory judgment and permanent injunctive relief were filed Friday against Mimbres Valley Escrow Services and owners Anna and Jesus Delgado.
The orders, filed in the First Judicial District Court in Santa Fe, state that Mimbres Valley Escrow has been conducting its business in an unsafe and injurious manner… has been conducting its business in violation of the Escrow Company Act and accompanying regulations… that the assets or capital of the business are impaired… and that irreparable harm has occurred within the business.
The permanent injunction means the Delgados and their family members or agents are prohibited from entering Mimbres Valley
Escrow at 507 South Gold, removing documents from the business, or conducting business transactions as Mimbres Valley Escrow.
The order also states that the New Mexico Financial Institutions Division will oversee business management, auditing and
day-to-day business transactions for Mimbres Valley Escrow. The state was granted immediate access.
Mimbres Valley Escrow Services customers with questions about their accounts should call the state Financial Institutions
Division at 505-476-4692 or visit the website rld.state.nm.us/financialinstitutions.
(Deming) – If you race a duck in next month’s Great American Duck Race in Deming, you will be rewarded with a ribbon. Organizers say that after at least a three-year hiatus, the “I Raced a Duck!” ribbons will be back this year.
The yellow and red ribbons will celebrate the New Mexico Centennial theme… and every racer will receive one.
This year’s Great American Duck Race is an official New Mexico Centennial event. Duck races begin at noon Saturday and Sunday, August 25th and 26th. Race finals will be Sunday afternoon.
And organizers are encouraging racing challenges – or grudge matches – this year. Businesses and organizations can challenge one another to a special duck race – and accompanying bragging rights – Saturday afternoon.
Activities begin Thursday, August 23rd, with the Duck Royalty Pageant.
Log on to demingduckrace.com for more information.
(Deming) – Here’s the area crime report:
Michael Hatcher, 37, was arrested for D-U-I – 3rd offense, having an open container, no interlock as required, accident involving property damage, failing to immediately notify authorities of an accident and negligent use of a firearm…
Ruben Enciso, age 27, was arrested on four Luna County warrants – three for
failure to appear and one for failure to pay fines… Andres Munoz, age 29, was
arrested on a District Court warrant for a probation violation… and Christina
Barron, age 22, was arrested on two Magistrate warrants for failure to pay
fines. Also… a pickup parked off West Ash was scratched and its cab
was set on fire causing $1,500 dollars’ worth of damage… a window valued at $300 dollars was broken on a business off East Pine… and $100 dollars in damage occurred at a gas pump at a station off East Cedar when a customer drove off with the gas pump nozzle still in the car’s gas tank.
Pit Park North Country Club Rd, Deming, NM
Western New Mexico University presents a "WNMU in your community" event. Tomorrow (Friday July 27th) from 7pm until 10pm at Pit Park, N. Country Club Rd in Deming. Deming area families and organizations are welcome to attend this fun summer event hosted by WNMU. Booths, Games and prizes for families, free food, live entertainment by Jessica Juarez and meet WMNU President Joseph Shepard. Come and enjoy a fun family night .
(Deming) – The Deming City Council will meet in special session Wednesday morning. Included on the agenda is a resolution approving the city’s final budget for 2012-2013, as well as the final budget adjustments for the 2011-2012 budget
The councilors also will consider a joint powers agreement between the city, the county and the state Public Safety Department… a resolution for participation in the state Department of Environment Capital Appropriation Project… and a bid for airport improvements. The meeting is set to begin at 9 a-m Wednesday in the council chambers of the John Strand Municipal Building on South Gold. The meeting is open to the public. A closed session to discuss potential litigation will follow the open meeting.
Deming Police Department
(Deming) – The Deming Police Department has been given an “F” when it comes to preventing racial profiling, but Chief Michael Carillo says the grade is unfair.
Deming is listed among the 78% of law enforcement agencies in the state that reportedly have not complied with regulations established by state law to prevent racial profiling, according to a report released Thursday.
The report, published by the NAACP of New Mexico and immigrant advocacy group Somos Un Pueblo Unido, revealed that the majority of New Mexico’s departments are not complying with the basic requirements established by the law approved in 2009.
Those requirements make police departments update their rules, publish them and have them available to the public.
Also, departments must keep forms available so people can file complaints if they feel they’ve been the victims of racial
But Carillo said not only has the Deming Police Department had a policy against racial profiling for some time… but that policy was recently updated with the department’s efforts to become accredited by the New Mexico Municipal League.
Carillo said he submitted information and forms on the departments’ process for dealing with complaints about officers in April to the two groups… and told the representative that the Deming department was in the process of revising its policy against racial profiling and he would submit that once completed.
Carillo submitted the completed revised policy by fax on June 6th… and said the grade of “F” is unfair.
(Deming) - The trial for a Deming family accused of selling weapons to Mexican cartels is underway in Las Cruces.
The Las Cruces Sun-News reports testimony began Wednesday in the trial of New Deal Shooting Sports owner Rick Reese, his wife, Terri, and their sons Ryin and Remington.
The four are accused of selling 34 weapons and ammunition to undercover agents and a Mexican cartel member-turned-government informant from 2010 to July of 2011.
Authorities contend the Reese's fudged firearms purchasing forms during the transactions and laundered the proceeds.
Defense attorneys have argued that the four followed the law, reporting sales of multiple firearms to federal authorities.
The Reese's have pleaded "not guilty" in the case… and their defense attorneys have argued publicly that political fallout from
Operation Fast and Furious prompted the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to accuse the Reese family of allegedly selling guns to individuals posing as straw purchasers.
The trial in U-S District Court is expected to last from two to three weeks.