Here’s a look at today’s news:
During a traffic stop on New Mexico Highway 356 between mile marker 5-6, Grant County sheriff’s deputies, two men from Santa Clara, Steven Escobar, 30, and Gabriel Marquez, 25, were found to have multiple loaded firearms in the vehicle. Escobar, has a criminal history of violent felonies and was arrested and charged with two counts of being convicted felon in possession of a firearm or destructive device and was booked in to the Grant County Detention Center. He was later released in Magistrate II Court in Bayard. Marquez was cited and released at the scene.
And in other news:
For our Deming listeners, Deming Public Schools will conduct a school bus rear door evacuation exercise on Monday, January 14th in all bus zones. Buses will load their students, engage the bus into gear, pull forward a minimum 10 feet, apply the parking break, gear into neutral, and the driver will give the students instructions on what to do before allowing them to unload. No students are to get off the bus with their backpacks. The students will then be instructed to get back on the bus and sit in their original seat. This safety exercise will cause to run 10 to 15 minutes behind schedule.
The Hurley Town Council has been informed that the construction of their new water project is being delayed because of the partial federal government shutdown. The council has hired General Hydronics Utilities, LLC of Alamogordo as the project contractor in addition to individuals from Stantec, an international professional services company, to serve as project consultant. The project will remain on hold until the U.S Department of Agriculture can allow concurrence for the project to move forward. General Hydronics will be connecting a well field near the Grant County Airport to the Town of Hurley’s water system.
Students from Deming Cesar Chavez Charter High School and Kiwanis K-Kids Club of Bataan Elementary School have collaborated to create a community outreach to the local homeless population and people in need. The students collected non-perishable food and personal hygiene items that at several locations in specially painted “stands” that allow people in need to take what they need. The “Si Se Puede” or “Yes You Can” stands are painted in Deming Cesar Chavez Charter School colors and located at the Deming Literacy Center, behind Readers Cove on South Copper Street, and at John Waits Rabbit Park on West 4th Street. The K-Kids of Bataan Elementary created “Blessing Bags” filled with water, crackers, small food items, and an inspirational message.