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12 hrs ago | Deming Headlight

Deming Elks make sizeable donations

Deming Elks 2750 recently donated 700 to Bell Elementary School programs, including the student's Grandparents Program. Money will also be used for the Red Ribbon campaign and the Latino Literacy program.

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16 hrs ago | The Grant County Beat

Details of captures of Martinez and Cole

The Grant County Sheriff's Office received an anonymous tip on Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014, Adam BB Martinez, who had escaped from the Grant County Detention Center on Thursday, Sept.

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21 hrs ago | Deming Headlight

Art contest outlines rules for county fair

A sampling of the fine artwork that is entered annual at the Southwestern New Mexico State Fair in Deming. This year's fair dates are Oct. 8-12.

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Sun Sep 14, 2014

Silver City Sun-News

Two men escape Grant County Detention Center same day Grant County...

SILVER CITY >> Two men escaped from the Grant County Detention Center sometime between 9 and 10 p.m. Thursday, according to a news release from Grant County Attorney and former Interim Manager Abby Robinson. The two men, Adam Martinez and Tyler Cole, are believed to be members of a gang and considered dangerous.

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Related Topix: Grant County, NM, Prison, Bayard, NM, Gila, NM

Fri Sep 12, 2014

Deming Headlight

Pet Cemetery open Sunday for National Pet Memorial Day ceremony

Headlight Photo The Rainbow Bridge and benches have added a sanctuary for reflection for families and pet owners to enjoy at the Louise Coffman Memorial Pet Cemetery. The cemetery grounds have undergone extensive renovations since 2009.

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Thu Sep 11, 2014

Deming Headlight

Luna County fair planning underway

Poppy Schultz, 11, received a check for 100 from county fair president Susan Swopeas the winner of the Southwestern New Mexico State Fair Theme Contest. Her winning entry is "Red, White and You."

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Silver City Sun-News

Grant County Commissioners approve sale of bond

SILVER CITY >> Grant County commissioners approved the sale $6.2 million in bonds that will go toward a new substance abuse treatment center, and rehabbing the conference center and District Courthouse. Mark Valenzuela, of George K. Baum and Co., briefed commissioners, calling the sale of the 30-year bonds "a fantastic result."

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Deming Headlight

PetPourri 4 party tickets on sale

PetPourri 4 Party tickets are available now for Deming Animal Guardians' annual fundraiser to support spaying and neutering of local dogs and cats. The event will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, Sept.

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Wed Sep 10, 2014

Deming Headlight

Residents recall how a day changed the way we live forever

Students are learning about the events of Sept. 11, 2001, through textbooks and videos in history lessons in schools.

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Related Topix: Terrorism, Deming, NM

Deming Headlight

County deputies, border patrol agents foil drug smuggling attempt

U.S. Border Patrol agents seized this truck with 300 bundles of marijuana laying flat in its bed. The bundles were concealed by 15 Mexican nationals who were being transported in the bed.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Deming, NM

KOB-TV New Mexico

Video released of multi-county car chase in southern New Mexico

KOB has obtained video of a multi-county high speed pursuit in southern New Mexico the afternoon of August 5. Officers in Hidalgo County tried to pull over a red Honda for speeding, but instead of pulling over, the driver led multiple departments through Luna County and into Deming County at speeds of up to 120 miles per hour. State Police tried to PIT maneuver the car twice before it finally came to a stop.

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Related Topix: Hidalgo County, NM, Deming, NM

Tue Sep 09, 2014

Deming Headlight

Pursuit ends safely with arrest

Speeds topped over 100 mph in the late Saturday evening pursuit by Luna County Sheriff's Deputies of a Deming man. According to the LCSO report, at approximately 10:17 p.m., deputy Paul Sanchez observed Arroyo driving a black pickup truck on Gold Street at an excessive rate of speed.

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Mon Sep 08, 2014

Deming Headlight

Couple arrested for alleged sex crimes involving minor

A concerned family member living in Minnesota alerted Luna County Sheriff's Office Investigator Michael Brown to a month-long investigation that led to the arrest of two Deming residents on sex-related crimes involving a child and child abuse. Cameron Scott Privett, 34, has been charged with one count of criminal sexual penetration of a minor in Luna County.

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Related Topix: Deming, NM, Domestic Violence (Domestic Abuse), Law

Sun Sep 07, 2014

Deming Headlight

Bountiful chile harvest in Luna County

Billy Franzoy, left, and his son, Mark, look over the green chile fields located across from their Billy the Kid Produce location just off the Old Lordsburg Highway in Luna County. Billy and his son represent the third and fourth generation of Franzoy farming in Luna County.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Hatch, NM, Deming, NM

Deming Headlight

Luna County government takes challenge

Matt Robinson Photo Seated, from left, are Luna County Manager Charles "Tink" Jackson, and Commissioners Javier Diaz, Jay Spivey and Oleo Milo. Thursday morning was another beautiful day for most local residents, but for the Luna County Manager and Board of Commissioners, it was cold and wet for a good cause.

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Fri Sep 05, 2014

Deming Headlight

Anger mgt. classes come to Deming

A 12-session anger management class designed to help people learn to control and understand the reasons for their anger will be provided in Deming, starting Monday, Sept. 22, by Border Area Mental Health Services.

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Related Topix: Deming, NM, Anger Management, Health

Deming Headlight

Chile roasting is a Land of Enchantment branding

Peppers Produce Manager Felipe Casillas, left, helps Mark Franzoy of Mark Anthony Farms in Deming prepare a personal batch of his "Arizona 88 Hot," chile grown right here in Luna County. Chile roasting is available at Peppers Supermarket until 5 p.m. on weekdays.

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Deming Headlight

CASA volunteers to host walk-a-thon

Children entering child protective services for the first time find themselves scared and confused about leaving the family home situation. Mayra Solis, director with Court Appointed Special Advocates, or CASA, works with children entering into the court system and state custody.

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Thu Sep 04, 2014

Deming Headlight

Local felon escapes during high-speed chase

A local wanted felon led Deming Police and Luna County Sheriff's deputies on a high speed pursuit on Saturday evening. Gerardo Jaramillo, 19, of Deming, was spotted by a DPD officer as a passenger in a white-in-color vehicle at the intersection of Maple and Juarez streets at 7:30 p.m. Jaramillo is a well-known wanted subject by police and when the officer attempted to stop the vehicle, the pursuit began.

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Wed Sep 03, 2014

Deming Headlight

Deming Art Council September show features two talents

Deming born and raised artist Marie Yvette Hurley shows her work this weekend at the Deming Art Center, 100 S. Gold St. The September show hosted by the Deming Art Council will have a reception from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday at the DAC. Following a two-month hiatus members of the Deming Art Council are back in the business of promoting art and culture in Deming and Luna County.

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Related Topix: Deming, NM, Hurley, NM, Photography, Arts, Albuquerque, NM

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