Here’s a look at the latest news and headlines:
Deming police are investigating an alleged homicide of a 15 year old youth. Law enforcement was called to an address at South 13th Street on Saturday night in reference to an unresponsive male. The Criminal Investigation Division of the Deming Police Department is continuing to work on this case.
The Wilderness Ranger District is turning out their Forest Service horses and mules into the North Skates Pasture. This pasture is part of the Sapillo Allotment and is used by the Forest Service in cooperation with the permitee, The Nature Conservancy. The Forest Service horses and mules are pastured between mile markers 18-22 and Lake Roberts on the north side of Highway 35. District Ranger Rachelle Huddleston-Lorton states If the gates are left open the horses and mules can wander onto the highway. This area is open to the public and all gates are identified with signs referring to the livestock in the pasture.
Deming native, Michael Herrera, and an anonymous donor sponsored a “Shop with a CEO “ event for over 50 students from Red Mountain Middle School. Mr. Herrera, founder and CEO of MHA Consulting and the nonprofit M2H Charities has assisted in helping Deming children purchase needed clothing for close to ten years. Additional sponsors are welcome to join the program are urged to call 602-708-1718. Thank you, Michael Herrera for caring about the kids!
New Mexico Governor, Susana Martinez, announced that in 2016, the tourism industry generated the largest economic impact in state history for the seventh consecutive year, injecting $6.4 billion into New Mexico’s economy. This represents a 2.1 percent increase over 2015, or $133 million more, and equates to nearly $730,600 spent by visitors to New Mexico every hour last year. Tourism Department Cabinet Secretary, Rebecca Latham said, “Tourism is an industry worth investing in. Every dollar spent on New Mexico True advertising delivers $7 back to the tax base and offsets the household tax burden for hard working New Mexican families. New Mexico True makes an impact in small and large communities around the state – each and every dollar spent contributes to a better quality of life for all New Mexicans.”