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New Mexico woman accused of robbing Dexter bank

ROSWELL, N.M. (KRQE) - A Roswell woman is charged with robbing a bank in Dexter.Police say Annette Christina Chavezis the woman caught on surveillancein full camo robbing the Bank of Commerce earlier this month.She was arrested Wednesday.

KRQE NEWS 13 - 2018-05-24 22:35:30

Local clubs brings back carnival for 26th year

In 1992, the Carlsbad Heights Lions Club took over an annual carnival that was once held by the Jaycees, and the carnival continues to be an annual tradition in Carlsbad.

CARLSBAD CURRENT-ARGUS - 2018-05-24 19:21:00

Officials struggle to fund 285 project near Carlsbad, could seek federal dollars

State, local and industry leaders struggled to devise funding for road improvements in southeastern New Mexico, as the New Mexico Department of Transportation plans for years of work on an imperiled highway south of Loving.

CARLSBAD CURRENT-ARGUS - 2018-05-24 22:34:00

Repairs to Carlsbad Caverns elevator delayed

CARLSBAD, N.M. (KRQE) - It's going to take a little longer than expected to complete the new elevators at Carlsbad Caverns National Park.The primary elevator system went out of service in 2015 when a six-inch motor shaft sheared off.Work to repair and modernize the elevators began in December.It was


Never forget: Carlsbad Memorial Day parade to instill patriotism in youth

Three years after Civil War, which is still known for the highest death toll of any war fought by the United States, a group of unionized veterans created Decoration Day, a time for the nation to decorate the graves of fallen soldiers.

CARLSBAD CURRENT-ARGUS - 2018-05-24 21:09:00

Misaligned drum prompts brief evacuation at nuke repository

CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) - The U.S. government’s only underground nuclear waste repository was briefly evacuated after a drum of waste was found to be misaligned inside its packaging.The contractor that runs the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant in southern New Mexico activated its emergency operations center

WASHINGTON TIMES - 2018-05-25 00:00:00

NMSP close US 82 between Cloudcroft, Artesia

ARTESIA, N.M. (KRQE) - New Mexico State Police have closed the road in both directions of US 82 between Cloudcroft and Artesia at milepost 70 Tuesday.Police say they are closing the road for a crash investigation.They say the road will be closed for several hours.


Emergency status lifted at NM nuclear waste repository

Officials told the Carlsbad Current-Argus, no radiation was released, but the Eddy County facility stopped operations around 7:30 p.m. while emergency personnel investigated, and ensured no other drums were out of place.

KRQE NEWS 13 - 2018-05-25 22:43:29

Carlsbad High School graduates 'on the right track' to success

Carlsbad High School graduates walk along the track at Ralph Bowyer Stadium for the annual commencement Friday, May 18, 2018.DeJanay Booth/Current-ArgusFullscreen


Loving High School graduates 33 seniors

Lee White, formerly the high school principal recently appointed superintendent of schools, served as the commencement speaker.


ECHS students removed from CHS senior photo

CECHS graduates, who asked to remain anonymous, reported being "booed" by several Carlsbad High School seniors while being singled out by that school's staff.


Pedestrian killed on SR 248 near Eunice

The victim, 50-year-old Reymundo Serna, of Eunice, was standing in the middle of the road at about 4:30 a.m., May 18, when he was hit by the vehicle.


Hundreds head to Hobbs church to witness ‘crying' Our Lady of Guadalupe statue

HOBBS, N.M., (KRQE) - Some are calling it a miracle. People are coming from all over to visit a Hobbs church after hearing its Our Lady of Guadalupe statue started to cry during mass Sunday.


Hail and rain pelts Lincoln County Monday

Hail masuring 1.75 inches in diameter was reported three miles northeast of Ruidoso, with a smaller version in the village, Chuck Jones, meteorologist with the National Weather Service office in Albuquerque said Tuesday. But other sizable ice stones were measured from 1 inch to 1.25 inches around Co


New dietary guidelines for National Stroke and Blood Pressure Awareness Month

According to a recent study, those who regularly eat grilled or well-done beef, chicken or fish may increase their risk of developing high blood pressure. The study followed more than 100,000 men and women over more than a decade, and found that the high-temperature method of cooking meats had a sta


Bus driver praised for helping people involved in car crash

Shaley PritchardROSWELL, N.M. (KRQE) - A Roswell bus driver is being hailed a hero for helping five people involved in a car crash.Shaley Pritchard was driving his route along North Main last month, when he saw a crash and smoke coming from the car hood.He pulled over his bus, unloaded his 15 passen


Zoning coming to La Huerta? Residents hope to block encroaching developments

A group of La Huerta residents restarted efforts to block man camps and other industrial developments in the residential area north of Carlsbad, and outside city limits where no zoning regulations exists, despite a county ordinance approved to regulate the camps last year.


Carlsbad Early College High School 2018 graduation

Carlsbad Early College High School graduated its first group of students Thursday, May 17, 2018. The school was first implemented in 2014.


3 killed in tank battery explosion suffered fatal burns, autopsy shows

Three people who werekilled in a tank battery explosionsouth of Carlsbad on Sept. 1, 2017, sustained fatal burns, according to an autopsy report.


Carlsbad seniors revisit elementary schools before graduation

"That is, to me, an incredible experience, to see that they stuck it out and they set goals. We feel like we gave them the foundation and they've made it," Fernandez said. "That is the beauty for me, that I got to see them as little ones. Some of them I recognized, some of them I didn't."