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Ramblin' Rangers in concert at Luna Rossa Winery in Deming

DEMING - The Ramblin' Rangers will make a concert appearance at 6 p.m. on Thursday, March 22 at the Luna Rossa Winery located at 3710 W. Pine St. off the old Frontage Road. Totsie Slover, host of "The Real West from the Old West" radio show on AM 1230 KOTS, is proud to host this concert with the duo

DEMING HEADLIGHT - 2018-03-21 13:00:05

Deming community invited to celebrate life, times of 'Frenchie'

DEMING - Family and friends plan to celebrate the life and times of their beloved mother, daughter, sister and grandmother, Frances Marie "Frenchie" Martinez with a picnic at 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 24, at the Scout Park on the corner of Ash and Granite streets. Frenchie was born on March 24, 1962

DEMING HEADLIGHT - 2018-03-21 12:00:01

Volunteers plan for annual Community-Wide Easter Egg Hunt in Deming, NM

DEMING - The month-long process of fill over 35,000 plastic eggs with candies is reaching the finish line. "We could use more volunteers," said Pastor David Iglesias of the First Assembly of God Church at 601 S. Gold St. as his congregation is preparing for the annual Community-Wide Easter Egg Hunt.

DEMING HEADLIGHT - 2018-03-21 15:00:00

Deming gets a visit from traveling 'Grow Your Library' program this Friday

DEMING - Gary Mlodzik says, "I have always been a reader," and as a board member of the Mesa, Arizona nonprofit Kids Need To Read, he is making sure public libraries have plenty of books for kids to read. "The importance of reading extends far beyond the mechanics," said KNTR Executive Director Deni

DEMING HEADLIGHT - 2018-03-20 13:00:06

How an older sister inspired new autism awareness event in Deming

DEMING - At first, Crystal and Danny Gonzales thought their son might have a hearing problem. At 18 months, DJ (short for Daniel Joseph) was not verbalizing and often did not respond when his name was called. They also noticed a tendency to play by himself without engaging others. "He was in his own


New Columbus Mayor Esequiel Salas fires village staffers

COLUMBUS - Newly elected Mayor Esequiel Salas terminated two key staff members during his first week in office. The dismissals require the approval of the village council, and the matter appears on the agenda for Wednesday's council meeting. The employees are named on the agenda, which appeared stil

DEMING HEADLIGHT - 2018-03-20 14:00:00

16-year-old teen killed in rollover crash near Hatch

HATCH, NM (KTSM) - A 16-year-old girl is dead following a rollover crash along a river levee near Hatch, NM Monday evening. Syndy Silva, 16, was killed when the 2004 Chevrolet pickup truck she was driving veered off the roadway near off B.B. Romig along the northwest river levee off and overcorrecte

EL PASO NEWS - 2018-03-20 19:10:29

New administration in Columbus NM stumbles over open meetings law

Revised agenda adds action items on eve of council meeting COLUMBUS - Ahead of Wednesday's council meeting, the Village of Columbus issued a revised agenda on Tuesday that raises questions under New Mexico's Open Meetings Act. On Monday afternoon, a reporter requested an agenda for Wednesday's meet

DEMING HEADLIGHT - 2018-03-21 12:00:01

Television special to feature Gila National Forest campground

SILVER CITY, N.M. (KRQE) - One of New Mexico's premiere stargazing spots will be on full display. According to the Silver City Sun News, the Cosmic Campground located in the Gila National Forest is the feature of a new video special. It's called "New Mexico's Continental Divide Trail." Emmy-award

KRQE NEWS 13 - 2018-03-20 21:51:13

(Most) Silver City town councilors welcome signs

The Silver City Town Council approved welcome signs, which will signify visitors' entrance to town via the three highway entry points to the municipality. The signs' design, the vote for which was split on Friday, will read "Bienvenidos! Silver City Welcomes You." That design, according to Assistant

THE SILVER CITY DAILY PRESS - 2018-03-20 07:00:00

Charter school proposal faces questions from Deming school board

DEMING - A proposed charter elementary school introduced itself to the Deming Board of Education last week. Minutes after the meeting adjourned, one of the organizers, Don Heacox, said, "It didn't go well." Presenting at the March 8 special meeting and work session were the three founders of the pro


Luna County brings back leadership workshop

DEMING - Lessons in leadership from renowned author John Maxwell are back by popular demand in Deming. The "Five Levels of Leadership" workshop will again be presented from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, March 17 at the Mimbres Valley Learning Center, 2300 E. Pine St. Lunch will be provided to partic


Armed security coming to Deming Public Schools

DEMING - Signs declaring Deming schools as "gun-free zones" will come down as early as this week while the school district moves toward bringing armed personnel to school sites. Deming Public Schools Superintendent Arsenio Romero publicly asked safety director Benny Jasso to remove the signs, which


City of Deming celebrates clean financial audit

DEMING - The City of Deming has received a clean score on its annual financial audit. As city Treasurer Laura Holguin distributed copies of the audit report to the Deming City Council at its regular meeting Monday evening, City Administrator Aaron Sera suggested, "You may want to hold on to this one


5 takeaways from Care Academy charter school presentation

Deming Board of Education member Ron Wolfe led Care Academy's presentation. The school hopes to welcome students in August 2019. Algernon D'Ammassa/Deming Headlight Buy Photo None Deming Board of Education President Matt Robinson said that if Care Academy reaches its maximum enrollment of 240


New Mexico Wine touts state's vineyards, vintages to national journalists

LAS CRUCES - "Viva Vino" is part toast, part battle cry as New Mexico Wine hopes to charge onto the national, and international, scene. New Mexico Wine, a statewide organization that represents 52 New Mexico winegrowers, is promoting the state's wine industry and, last week, brought in seven wine jo


Former town employee charged with 138 counts of theft

A former Silver City town purchasing agent has been charged with 138 counts of embezzlement, fraud, and forgery - 50 of them felonies - for allegedly using her city credit card to pay her personal cell phone bill, buy concert tickets, gifts, and buy thousands of dollars worth of makeup for her perso


Deming community shows love for humane society's Woofstock Cash Party

DEMING - Upgrades and improvements at the Deming Animal Shelter area direct result of support from the community in Luna County. Sande Foster, Treasurer for the Deming-Luna County Humane Society, reminded guests to the Woofstock Cash Party on Saturday that they are the main reason unwanted pets are


Thunder eggs, gems, fossils on display at 53rd annual Rockhound Roundup in Deming, NM

DEMING - Cut open a thunder egg or geode and feast your eyes on the beauty of volcanic rock dating back a million years. This was one of many fun features for visitors to the 53rd annual Rockhound Roundup. The Deming Gem and Mineral Society hosted the four-day event which began on Thursday and wrapp


Police: Former employee used city credit card for personal purchases

SILVER CITY, N.M. - A former employee for the town of Silver City has been accused of embezzling more than $100,000 from the city. According to an arrest warrant, Leann Misquez was the former city purchasing agent. Investigators say she used the city credit card to make purchases for her personal bu