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Roswell man accused of molesting Alamogordo child

In the release, District Attorney John P. Sugg stated Jason Whitt is charged with three counts of first-degree felony criminal sexual penetration of a minor child under 13, one count of first-degree felony kidnapping and one count of second-degree felony criminal sexual contact of a minor child unde

ALAMOGORDO DAILY NEWS - 2018-06-17 02:54:00

Alamogordo Officials: Sahara Apartments Set for Demolition ASAP

The city has an available balance of $230,540 with additional funds of $84,202. In total, the city has $314,742 available to for the demolition project.


Man found guilty for robbing Alamogordo restaurant

ALAMOGORDO, N.M. (KRQE) - A jury has found one of the men charged with robbing The Bistro in Alamogordo, guilty.


Things to do: Cherry Festival kicks off this weekend in High Rolls

HIGH ROLLS – The 53rd annual Cherry Festival, organized by the High Rolls Mountain Park Lions Club, is set to kick off this weekend Saturday, June 16 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, June 17 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the High Rolls Community Center on 56 Cottage Row.


Jury finds Reed guilty in 2016 Bistro armed robbery

District Attorney John P. Sugg said the jury convicted Kevin Reed of armed robber, conspiracy to commit armed robbery, aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, felon in possession of a firearm and two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon after Reed’s two-day trial in 12th Judicial Distr

ALAMOGORDO DAILY NEWS - 2018-06-16 02:24:00

Flood control measures underway in Mescalero

The barriers, reinforced by sandbags are designed to divert the flow of water and debris, according to a release from Thora Padilla, emergency management officer for the Mescalero Apache Tribe.


Mescalero president declares state of emergency for possible flooding

By executive order, Blazer activated the Emergency Operations Plan that enables tribal departments to work in conjunction with federal, state and local authorities. The Mescalero Conservation Law Enforcement issued a door to door evacuation to residences surrounding Soldier Canyon, because of rainfa


Mescalero man pleads guilty to assault

Patrick Moquino, 39, an enrolled member of the Mescalero Apache Nation who resides in Mescalero, pleaded guilty to an assault charge Wednesday in federal court in Las Cruces.


Mescalero residents warned of possible flooding

In a letter to tribal members, Thora Padilla, Emergency Management Officer, wrote that they need to be aware of an approaching weather system that may have a significant impact on the Soldier Canyon Fire area.


WSMR to block US 70 for an hour Monday

The highway is to be blocked at 12:10 pm for approximately one hour, and the roadblock should be lifted at 1:10 pm. This roadblock will be at Red Block (top of St. Augustine's pass) Mile Marker 164 and Yellow Block (White Sands National Monument) Mile Marker 200. The Las Cruces Gate, Owen Road, and


Account established to offset expenses for mother of slain 2-year-old

No date has been set for the child's service, because the body remains at the Medical Investigator's Office, Nevarez said Thursday.


Sacred Heart to host sixth annual Fiesta in the Clouds

CLOUDCROFT – Sacred Heart Mission in the tiny mountain village of Cloudcroft, 205 James Canyon on Highway 82, will be hosting its sixth annual Fiesta in the Clouds Saturday, June 16.


Humming fills the air in Ruidoso

A blackchin male had a deformed bill, but seemed to be doing just fine.(Photo: Courtesy Photo/David Tremblay)A female black-chin hummingbird relies on her tiny feet to grasp the bar at a feeding station.(Photo: Courtesy Photo/David Tremblay)


More 'hotshots' arrive in Mescalero to battle wildfire

MESCALERO, New Mexico - Fire crews battling the "Soldier Fire" in Mescalero, New Mexico tell ABC-7 the fire is only 28 percent contained, but no longer spreading.


Soldier Fire in mop-up mode on Mescalero reservation

By 9 a.m., Monday, the Soldier Fire on the Mescalero Apache Reservation that adjoins Ruidoso was listed as 28 percent contained and crews were transitioning from building fire lines to mopping up and holding existing lines.


Farmers and Artisans Market thrives in Ruidoso Downs

Shoppers and browsers can stop by from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., on Fridays and from 7 a.m. to noon on Saturdays. The market runs through the end of October. On some weekends, services such as clipping the nails of dogs also will be available. Fresh farms eggs are a staple.


Evacuations ordered near Mescalero; fire estimated at 2,500 acres

MESCALERO, N.M. (KRQE) - - The Soldier Canyon Fire in southern New Mexico has spread to 2,554 acres after starting Thursday afternoon on the Mescalero Reservation.


Who was the biggest primary-election winners? Women

LAS CRUCES - When the dust from last week's New Mexico primary election had settled, a theme emerged: strong support for women candidates, including in Doña Ana County.


Crews working to contain wildfire a mile from Mescalero

MESCALERO, N.M. (AP) — Ground crews backed by fire engines and helicopters are clearing containment lines around a wildfire to keep it away from homes, a school and power lines in the town of Mescalero on the Mescalero Apache Reservation in southern New Mexico.


College Fire in Ruidoso kept to two acres

The Ruidoso Fire Department, Police Department, Forestry Department and Lincoln County Emergency Medical Services were dispatched to a fire on the 100 block of University Drive. The College fire started in the back yard of a home, and spread up the hill behind the home heading toward College Avenue,