Here’s a look at today’s headlines:
The Gravel Fire burning near Snow Lake on the Reserve Ranger District is currently 2,873 acres in size. The fire was caused by lightning on June 9th, and is being managed for multiple resource objectives. Snow Lake, Dipping Vat, Willow Creek, and Ben Lilly Campgrounds are still open.
Deming High SkillsUSA students are in Louisville, KY for the National Leadership and Skills Conference, June 19-23. The team is the three-time defending state champions of New Mexico and hopes are high that they will bring home national honors during their competition. Congratulations to these students.
The former owner of Mimbres Valley Escrow Services has been sentenced for embezzling over $800,000 from 12 Luna County residents. The sentencing follows an investigation by the Tax Fraud Investigations Division of the New Mexico Taxation and Revenue Department and cooperation from the Financial Institutions Division of the Regulation and Licensing Department.
On Monday night, Border Patrol agents at the Las Cruces Immigration Checkpoint on I-10 were conducting immigration inspections when they spotted a vehicle possibly circumventing the checkpoint via Dona Ana County Road A005. Agents mobilized and conducted an immigration stop. A canine unit alerted to the trunk of the vehicle where an undocumented migrant was concealed behind boxes and blankets inside of the trunk. The driver, identified as Kristal De Jesus Guzman was taken into custody and faces charges of illegal alien smuggling. Guzman also has a previous arrest for attempting to smuggle an undocumented migrant in May of this year in Laredo, Texas.