Here’s a look at today’s headlines:
The New Mexico Department of Transportation along with Interstate Highway Construction continues with work at the NM 90 Hudson Street Bridge. Repairs to the intersection of US 180 and Bypass Road beginning on Monday, August 24th at 8:30 am will cause traffic to experience slight delays due to one lane closure for repairs through Friday, August 28th. Traffic will be managed utilizing flagging operations. Please use caution when travelling in the area. The next Public Involvement Meeting for the project will be held September 9th at 6 pm at the Grant County Convention Center.
On Saturday, August 15, 2015 at approx. 5:40 pm, the Douglas Police Department was advised of a 80-year-old man, who was missing from the Douglas Area. The man, identified as Mr. Guadalupe Gamboa, suffers from Alzheimer’s and Dementia and was new to the area. Mr. Gamboa is 5’4″, 150 pounds, but may appear shorter due to a back problem. He has gray hair and was last seen wearing a tan or green ball cap, a tan or blue t-shirt, blue jeans and black boots and carrying a small dog. Mr. Gamboa had a last known address in the Deming, prior to being moved to Douglas by his son and may have been trying to get back to New Mexico. If you have seen Mr. Guadalupe Gamboa, please contact the Douglas Police Department as soon as possible at 520-417-7550.
New Mexico Environment Department (NMED) and the New Mexico Department of Health (DOH) are hosting a no-cost Domestic Well Water Testing event in Lordsburg on August 20 and 21 at the Hidalgo County Agricultural Extension Office. Although well owners are encouraged to periodically test their drinking water, such tests can be costly, starting at $150. This money-saving opportunity is the chance for Hidalgo County households to check pH, specific conductance, and the levels of fluoride, iron, sulfate, nitrate, and manganese in the well water. These constituents may be naturally occurring or result from sources including fertilizer, animal waste, septic tanks, and refuse dumps. Drinking water with high levels of nitrate can be dangerous to pregnant women and infants, while other contaminants may lead to aesthetic nuisances and other health problems.
Governor Susana Martinez says she’ll be adding teen curfews to the agenda of her 30-day legislative session set to being in January. KOAT Action 7 News is reporting that the move was made after having discussions with Albuquerque Mayor Richard Berry and City Councilor Ken Sanchez. Discussions began after two recent high-profile murders involving a bartender and a 17 year-old high school student. According to Sanchez, two state lawmakers are already drafting a bill that would allow cities in New Mexico to enforce their own curfews. Berry has said that he supports a curfew, but wants more programs geared towards teens that keep them from going down the wrong paths.