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Dionisio "Nicho" M. Espinosa, 96, of Grant County, NM

February 24, 2017 Obituaries
The Lord took Dionisio "Nicho" M. Espinosa, 96, into his loving arms on Wednesday, February 22, 2017. He died peacefully in his sleep. Nicho was born on February 2, 1921 to Ramon Espinosa and Teresa Merino Espinosa in Deming. He was a resident of Grant County for most of his adult life. Nicho was a retiree of the Santa Fe Railroad and an active member of the Knights of Columbus. He will always be…

GRMC Board of Trustees hears more good financial news 022417

By Mary Alice Murphy

Among the first items of business for the Gila Regional Medical Center Board of Trustees regular monthly meeting held Friday, Feb. 24, 2017, was the recognition of three long-time employees of the hospital.

Judy Brown, now serving in the emergency room, has been an employee of GRMC for 35 years.

Elizabeth Allred, now GRMC controller, has served the hospital for 25 years. "I was taught by Dr. Terry, the accounting professor at Western, 'the one thing you have is your integrity. Anyone can learn the tasks.' I have served through seven full-time chief financial officers and numerous interims."

Irene Arzola has spent 20 years of service at GRMC. She was in home health, but for the past three years has been in dietary. David Peck, head of the cafeteria, said: "She has become one of the shining stars of the department." Read more...

Bayard man charged in aggravated assault case

By Roger Lanse

On Saturday, Feb. 18 at approximately 1:53 a.m., a Bayard Police Department officer was dispatched to Poplar and South Canyon streets in reference to a shots fired call. When the officer arrived, contact was made with a named male who stated, according to a BPD incident report, that his 19-year-old stepdaughter had gone to the residence of Elias A. Andazola, 20, of Bayard, located at 102 South Canyon Street, to grab a cigarette. As she was walking toward that residence the stepfather advised he could hear arguing coming from that home.

As the stepfather started to walk down to the residence, the report stated, a named male came running toward him with a cut on top of his head, and stated that Andazola had hit him with the butt of a .22 caliber revolver. Read more...

Fatal Motor Vehicle Crash west of Las Cruces Dona Ana County

On, Thursday February 23, 2017, around 8:15 p.m., New Mexico State Police officers were dispatched to mile mark number 136 on Interstate 10 in reference to a fatal motor vehicle crash.

The preliminary investigation revealed that an eastbound commercial motor vehicle driven by Felipe Jose Ricardo Johnson, (52) from Apopka, F.L. crossed the median and entered the westbound travel lanes of Interstate 10 and collided head on with a passenger vehicle that was driven by Kathryn Armijo (54) from Deming, N.M. Read more...

Fatal Motor Vehicle Crash west of Lordsburg Hidalgo County

On, Thursday February 23, 2017, around 12:30 p.m., New Mexico State Police officers were dispatched to mile mark number 11 on Interstate 10 in reference to a fatal motor vehicle crash.

The preliminary investigation revealed that a commercial motor vehicle (semi) driven by, Danny Sisneros (60) from Keenesburg, C.O., was traveling west on Interstate 10 through a low visibility dust storm when he rear ended a four door passenger vehicle pushing it into the the rear of another commercial motor vehicle (semi). Read more...

Fatal Motor Vehicle Crash west of Deming Grant County

On Thursday, February 23, 2017, around 5:30 a.m., New Mexico State Police officers were dispatched to mile mark number 46 on Interstate 10 in reference to a fatal motor vehicle crash.

The preliminary investigation revealed a vehicle, that was fleeing from U.S. Border Patrol Agents, was eastbound on Interstate 10. Near mile marker 46 the vehicle struck a road sign, entered the median and overturned several times ejecting the passengers. Read more...

Fire Weather Warning for Friday 022417

Very Dry And Breezy Conditions Expected Today...

.Upper level trough moves east of the area today. Behind the
trough a very dry air mass will combine with diurnal heating and gusty surface conditions. This will create critical fire weather conditions that warrant a Red Flag Warning over portions of the lowlands of southern New Mexico and far west Texas. RH values will
fall into the low double digits across the area while 20 foot
winds will gust above 20 mph across most areas.

714 AM MST Fri Feb 24 2017

...Fire Weather Watch Is Been Upgraded To A Fire Weather Warning

The National Weather Service in El Paso has upgraded the previous Fire Weather Watch to a Red Flag warning. Read more...

Advisory lifted: High winds and blowing dust Deming to Columbus 022317

NM 11 from mile post 20 to mile post 31 is experiencing high winds and blowing dust. Visibly may be low at times, please use caution. NMDOT will notify as conditions change.

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