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Mail Carriers Food Drive Breaks All Records

May 25, 2017 Gospel Mission News
A big shout out to Larry and all of his very dedicated mail carriers and the folks who donated food during the recent Mail Carriers Food Drive. For the 25th year in a row, letter carriers across the United States displayed concern, compassion and commitment to their postal customers—and to the communities in which they work and live—by participating in the Letter Carriers’ Stamp Out Hunger® Food…

Red Flag warnings today and tomorrow 0525-2617

Red Flag Warning Remains In Effect From Noon Today To 9 Pm Mdt
This Evening For Strong Winds And Low Relative Humidities......
Red Flag Warning In Effect From Noon To 9 Pm Mdt Friday For
Strong Winds And Low Relative Humidities...

The National Weather Service in El Paso Tx/Santa Teresa has
issued a Red Flag Warning, which is in effect from noon to 9 PM
MDT Friday. The Fire Weather Watch is no longer in effect.

* WIND...20 to 30 mph with gusts near 45 mph.

* HUMIDITY...5 to 10 percent.

* HIGHEST THREAT...is located over the lowlands west of the Rio

* IMPACTS...Any fires that develop will likely spread rapidly.
Outdoor burning is not recommended.

Wind advisory 052517

Southern Gila Highlands/Black Range-
Southern Gila Foothills/Mimbres Valley-
Southwest Desert/Lower Gila River Valley-Lowlands of the Bootheel-
Uplands of the Bootheel-Southwest Desert/Mimbres Basin-
Eastern Black Range Foothills-Sierra County Lakes-
Northern Dona Ana County-Southern Dona Ana County/Mesilla Valley-
Central Tularosa Basin-Southern Tularosa Basin-
West Slopes Sacramento Mountains Below 7500 Feet-
Sacramento Mountains Above 7500 Feet-
East Slopes Sacramento Mountains Below 7500 Feet-Otero Mesa-
Western El Paso County-Eastern/Central El Paso County-
Northern Hudspeth Highlands/Hueco Mountains-Salt Basin-
Southern Hudspeth Highlands-

Immigration forum featured retired Border Patrolman Zack Taylor

Photo of Zack Taylor courtesy of Tom Vaughan of FeVa Fotos

By Mary Alice Murphy

A forum on border control and immigration, hosted by the Grant County Federated Republican Woman, took place Tuesday, May 23, 2017 and featured retired Border Patrol agent Zack Taylor.

Don Luhrsen, president of the Grant County Republican Party, introduced Taylor and said he had served in the Border Patrol for 26 years.

Taylor asked the attendees, of which there were 75 to 85, to pick up a copy of the Plan for Comprehensive Immigration Enforcement and Reform, which was created by the National Association of Former Border Patrol Officers, a national, non-profit, public interest organization of concerned citizens.

The message from the chairman of the NAFBPO stated, although the officers are retired, "we recall our oath of office and we share a common bond and heritage with our brothers and sisters who still serve our country as members of the Department of Homeland Security. With that oath and bond in mind, we submit to you" this proposal. Read more...

Fire Weather Watch for Friday afternoon 052617

New Mexico Fire Weather Zone 110
Southwest Mountains/gila Nf/apache Nf/glz-
New Mexico Fire Weather Zone 111
Southwest Deserts And Lowlands/las Cruces Blm/glz-
New Mexico Fire Weather Zone 112
South Central Lowlands And Southern Rio Grande Valley/blm/glz-
New Mexico Fire Weather Zone 113
Capitan And Sacramento Mountains/lincoln Nf/lnz-
Texas Fire Weather Zone 055
El Paso County-texas Fire Weather Zone 056
Hudspeth County-
139 Pm Mdt Wed May 24 2017

Red Flag Warning Remains In Effect From Noon To 9 Pm Mdt
Thursday For Strong Winds And Low Relative Humidities...
...fire Weather Watch In Effect From Friday Afternoon Throughfriday Evening For Strong Winds And Low Relative Humidities... Read more...

New Mexico State Police Investigation I-10 Mile Post 63, Public Assistance Requested

Luna County

On Tuesday May 23, 2017, around 7:28 p.m. New Mexico State Police officers responded to a call of a man lying on the side of I-10 west bound at mile post 63.

The man told the officer he was a transient and while going through trash bins at Bowlin's Gas Station near I-10, had a verbal confrontation with two males. After leaving the area one of the males shot a firearm at the victim resulting in a bullet fragment striking him in the eye. Once officers arrived on scene the victim was transported to University of New Mexico Medical Center in Albuquerque with non-life threatening injuries.

The public is asked to contact the New Mexico State Police at (575) 382-2500 if they have any information regarding this incident.

Fatal Crash I-10 mile post 46/ Luna County

Tuesday May 23, 2017, 5:25 a.m. /Luna County

Yesterday morning, May 23, 2017, around 5:25 a.m., New Mexico State Police officers responded to Interstate 10, mile marker 46 in reference to a fatal motor vehicle crash.

The preliminary investigation revealed that a 2009 Chevrolet Minivan driven by Ashley Henriquez (26) from Las Cruces New Mexico, passenger Joseph Henriquez (27) also of Las Cruces New Mexico, along with three children were traveling east on I-10 when the vehicle entered the median and overturned several times. Read more...

Town council approves property tax rate increase

By Roger Lanse

At Tuesday’s, May 23, town meeting, and citing “a whole lot of uncertainties about our revenues for the next fiscal year,” and the requirement to adopt a preliminary budget by the end of May, Town Manager Alex Brown recommended approval of a resolution to increase property tax rates for residential and nonresidential properties within the town by one mil. According to County Assessor Raul Turrieta, the increase on a $50,000 property valued for tax purposes at $16,000 would be $16, and on a $150,000 property with a taxable value of $50,000 the increase would be $50. Brown hedged a bit by saying, “As Mr. Turrieta reminded us at the last meeting we do have a deadline of July 15 to rescind this resolution if we don’t need it. But, we’re just doing this to be proactive just in case it is necessary to be imposed so that we’re not put behind the eight-ball, and have to come up with a bunch of additional revenue this next year.” Council approved the resolution. Read more...

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