Deming, NM

Timothy Wayne Tarpinian

Timothy Wayne Tarpinian, 64, passed away from prior medical conditions on December 1, 2021, in Deming, New Mexico. He was born on January 16, 1957 in Thief River Falls, Minnesota, son of Grant and Rose Marie “Sue” (Ryan) Tarpinian. As a child, life was never dull when Tim...
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Charlie Cats Diner is Deming's nonprofit eatery

DEMING – Charlie Cats’ Diner, at 1601 E. Pine Street, received a warm welcome to the community as Deming’s lone nonprofit eatery. Under the flag of Colores United – a 501©3 registered organization – the café drew quite a reception during a June 12 grand opening.
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Chronic speeding: Deming residents fear for their safety

DEMING, N.M. (KRQE) – People living along the main road in Deming are living in fear. They say speeders and drag racers are making their neighborhood a dangerous place. Dozens of videos show reckless drivers, flying down Pine Street in Deming. People who live along that street say they deal with speeding and drag racing all […]

American Legion Auxiliary provides Girls State delegates

DEMING – The American Legion Auxiliary Unit 0004 in Deming has reintroduced New Mexico Girls’ State to local high school students. After a two-year hiatus due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, the American Legion Auxiliary New Mexico Girls’ State Program (ALANMGS) held its 73rd session in-person, June 5 through June 10, on the campus of Eastern New Mexico University (ENMU) in Portales, NM.

Use Luna County property tax drop box

For your convenience, the Luna County Treasurer's Office has put a payment drop box for property taxes on the southeast corner of the historic Luna County Courthouse located at 700 South Silver Street in Deming, NM. Luna County Treasurer Kristi Hobbs said the drop box will receive payments of all sorts to the Treasurer's Office. Pictured, from left, are taxpayer Lisa Payne, Treasurer Kristie Hobbs, and Treasurer's Office staff Lisa Maynes, Cindy Grado, and Monica Juarez.

Shooting victim clings to life as details unfold

DEMING – Deming police have notified family and released the name of Monday’s shooting victim. Christopher Richards, 26, is on life support in an El Paso hospital with a gunshot wound to the head and two injuries to his right arm following a daylight shooting at the Deming Manor Apartments, 1000 S. Zinc Street.

Deming Headlight bids former building adieu

DEMING – The Deming Headlight building at 219 E. Maple Street has been sold and is no longer a point of contact for the newspaper. Delivery service will not be interrupted for subscribers of home delivery. The Deming Headlight and Graphic dates to 1881 and is in the 141st...

Bear cub rescued in Deming's west side neighborhood

DEMING – A neighborhood on Deming’s west side encountered an unwanted visitor on Tuesday, June 7. A juvenile black bear wandered into the city and was spotted near the vacant LULAC Council 205 building. Witnesses immediately notified Central Dispatch and the City of Deming Code Enforcers Vince Rodriguez and Manny Mesa rushed to the scene at 9 a.m. but were unable to locate the bear. Reports came in that the bear was spotted at Nacio “Herb” Brown...

Off-Highway Vehicle Training in Luna County, NM

The Luna County Sheriff's Office hosted Off-Highway Vehicle Training for members of the community in Deming and Luna County. OVH safety is a high priority in rural communities like Deming and Luna County. The training took place on May 21, 2022 and the event was sponsored by the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish through an OHV grant. Children and adults were educated on the rules and regulations for OHV. Eight children, ages 6-17 graduated from the training.