Area law enforcement agencies will be patrolling throughout the New Year's holiday. Drivers are encouraged to designate a driver or make alternate plans to get home long before they start drinking so they are not tempted to drive after drinking.
Also, Corre Cantinos will be operating from 6 p.m. New Year’s Eve to 1:30 a.m. New Year’s Day. Call 575-313-3557 for a reservation.
Another warning: if you are planning to go outside and shoot guns at midnight on New Year's Eve, keep the laws of gravity in mind: what goes up must come down. A bullet discharged into the air will come down somewhere, possibly causing injury to a person or property.
It is a crime to discharge a firearm within the city limits or near an inhabited dwelling, and officers and deputies will be citing people who choose to fire weapons as part of their celebration.
Also, have consideration for their neighbors when hosting parties. Officers can issue loud noise citations if they are called to a residence.
Most importantly, make it a safe New Year's Eve: we need you – our listeners – back in 2014!