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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.
Fri Sep 12, 2014
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.
Thu Sep 11, 2014
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."
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."
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.
Wed Sep 10, 2014
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.
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.
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.
Tue Sep 09, 2014
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.
Mon Sep 08, 2014
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.
Sun Sep 07, 2014
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.
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.
Fri Sep 05, 2014
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.
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.
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.
Thu Sep 04, 2014
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.
Wed Sep 03, 2014
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.
David Velez, Eagle Scout candidate, makes canceer support donation
Eagle Scout candidate David Velez, left, presented a check to Ray Trejo and Deming Mayor Benny Jasso, board members for the Cancer Support Group of Deming and Luna County Inc. The check is in the amount of 250 - the money raised from hot dog sales during the Deming Night Out event held in conjunction with the National Night Out event. The event was organized by Velez as part of his Eagle Scout community service project.
Brian Schaeffer: The disgrace of Gov. Susana Martinez
On June 5, at a Susana Martinez campaign meet-and-greet event hosted by the Republican Party at the Grand Motor Inn here in Deming, I witnessed the most incredible display ever of the misuse of raw, political power.
Tue Sep 02, 2014
Somali families find a better life
Somali children are prepared for another school day in Deming. From left are Fouad Dalmar, Max Dalmar and Mohamed Dalmar.