Here’s a look at some local news:
A Mimbres area resident has been reported missing since July 9th and may be in danger. Sandra Carris, 55 years old and owner of the Elks Crossing Restaurant in the Mimbres Valley, has been listed as missing from the Lincoln County Montana area according to the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office and the United States Marshal’s Service. She was last seen in the company of Marco Antonio Guzman, a felon who has reportedly jumped bail. Carris’s friends say her phone has been turned off and she is believed to be traveling with Guzman, who is bald and bearded, in a 2003 white Dodge 3/4 ton crew cab pickup bearing New Mexico plates and towing an older Prowler fifth wheel camper. According to the US Marshals, Marco Antonio Guzman, fled the Libby area with Carris, who is not believed to be a willing participant in the travel and has since been listed as a missing endangered person. She is known to have medical issues that require constant care. Their last known location was Cottonwood, Idaho, on the evening of July 9th. Carris, born September 30, 1962, has blue eyes, blond or strawberry blond hair, she is 5’6″ tall and weighs around 155 pounds. Guzman is 45, 6 feet 1 inch tall, 300 pounds, bald, with brown eyes, and is reported to have connections to Arizona, Florida, Idaho, New Mexico, and southern Texas. If seen, please call the U.S. Marshals Service at (406) 329-3625 or your local law enforcement agency.
A truck with stolen license plates and 19 immigrants on board, was involved in a rollover accident yesterday, just south of Deming on Highway 9. The vehicle was being pursued by a Border Patrol agent using lights and sirens. The driver of the truck reversed direction and began driving at a high rate of speed toward the Mexican Border, 30 miles away and suddenly lost control. It has been reported that several individuals were ejected from the vehicle and there is no information on how were taken to hospitals at the time of this report.
The Western New Mexico University Museum hosted a “sneek peek” of its extensive renovations and featured some pieces of the famous Nan Ranch Mimbres pottery collection. The new layout, located in historic Fleming Hall, has been worked on over the past two years using $3.2 million from a general obligation bond passed by voters in 2014. WNMU Museum Director, Cynthia Bettison, and WNMU President, Joseph Shepard, participated in a ribbon cutting ceremony. The museum will be closed until all final touches are completed, and a gala opening will be scheduled next year.