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Luna County Sheriff's investigators piecing together a homicide case

DEMING – Investigators at the Luna County Sheriff’s Office are piecing together a pair of crime scenes that are connected to the discovery of a deceased man early Wednesday morning on Deming’s south side. The body of Antonio Montez, 23, of the 7200 block of Crystal Road SE, was found in a Pecan orchard near Monte Vista Road SW. LCSO investigators are working the case as a homicide.
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Luna County Sheriff's Office deputies find deceased male in farm field

DEMING – Investigators for the Luna County Sheriff's Office are looking into the early-morning discovery of a deceased adult male on Wednesday south of town. According to a preliminary report issued by LCSO Captain Michael Brown, deputies were dispatched shortly before 7 a.m. on Wednesday to a report of a crashed vehicle at Monte Vista Road located just west of Columbus Highway (NM 11) on Deming's south side.
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Headlight's beam: Volunteering at the sr. center can be rewarding in many ways

After more than a year of pandemic shutdowns and restrictions, we are all anxious to get back into action, and Julie Bolton has some suggestions for how you can do that. There are more than 100 opportunities to open up your social calendar while making an impact on your community, according to Bolton, executive director of the Deming Luna County Senior Citizen's Center. The center at 800 S. Granite St. will reopen to indoor congregate dining on July 1, and Bolton needs that many volunteers to help with that, as well as meals delivery, hosting, educating and more at the center’s 12 stations throughout Luna County. Before the pandemic, the center had about 150 active volunteers. Since then, that number has dwindled to only 43.
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Deming-Luna County MainStreet receives accreditation from MainStreet America

SANTA FE, N.M. – Deming-Luna County MainStreet is among 31 New Mexico MainStreet programs awarded by Main Street America and announced by the New Mexico Economic Development Department. MainStreet America has reaccredited and licensed New Mexico MainStreet (NMMS) as a Coordinating Program. Additionally, MainStreet America has designated New Mexico’s 28 accredited and 3 affiliated Main Street™ programs for meeting rigorous performance standards.

U.S. Border Patrol incident results in death of migrant

DEMING, N.M. — On Thursday, June 10, Border Patrol agents assigned to the Deming, N.M., U.S. Border Patrol Station attempted to stop two vehicles suspected of smuggling undocumented migrants, approximately 21 miles west of Columbus, N.M. The two vehicles failed to yield to the lights and sirens of the agents...
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Deming High Wildcats close out baseball season at home today

DEMING – Two former Deming High players will renew a baseball rivalry at E.J. Hooten Park today. Onate Knights Head Coach David Reyes meets DHS Wildcats Head Coach Fernie Holguin in a District 3-5A baseball double header. The matchup is the final regular season games for both teams. “It’s been...
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Deming High golfers headed to state tournament in Albuquerque

DEMING – Wildcat golfers turned in a perfect season by finishing on top of nine tournaments they competed in this year. Wednesday’s District 3-5A Championships at Red Hawk Golf Course in Las Cruces was the capper. Deming High varsity boys bested the field of five schools with a 306-team score...
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Jedediah Conagher George

Jedediah Conagher George, age 28, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, May 30, 2021. He was born February 14, 1993 in Silver City, New Mexico. Jedediah’s life was far too short, but those who were touched by him understood that the quality of his existence far exceeded the quantity of time in which he lived it. He was a son, a brother, an uncle and a friend to many. He excelled as a machinist at the Freeport Mines in Morenci, Arizona challenging himself to build precision parts. His presence was often the life of the party and if he was laughing it was guaranteed those around him were laughing as well. He loved pranking his friends and family. He spent his time rebuilding old cars and boats, always looking for his next challenge or project. He loved traveling, and discovering new places, whether that be across the country with his parents in Ireland or hiking local trails searching for lost treasures and panning for gold. He enjoyed boating, camping, and hunting trips with his family and friends. He loved with all his heart and was always willing to go out of his way to help anyone in need. Jedediah had so much goodness, so much capacity to bring happiness to those around him and such a bright future. The world is a lesser place without his presence. His passing leaves behind a void in the lives of those that loved him that will never be filled.
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One migrant dead after Border Patrol chase in southern New Mexico

DEMING - One woman died after Border Patrol agents chased a group of people they suspected of smuggling migrants. In a news release, U.S. Customs and Border Protection said that Border Patrol agents attempted to stop two vehicles June 10. The agents suspected that the vehicles carried undocumented migrants. CBP did not release any names in the news release.

Renovation project spawns parklet, car-themed mural

After years of dreaming of renovating it, Hacienda Realty owners Blake and David Farley purchased one of the oldest buildings in town — on Yankie Street between Bullard and Texas — prior to the pandemic. While the couple didn’t know at first what they would do with the building and...
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Gila Cliff Dwellings to reopen Thursday

The Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument will reopen at 9 a.m. Thursday, June 17, Acting Park Superintendent Jerome Flood announced Wednesday evening.,. The park, about 45 miles north of Silver City, has been closed since June 1 because of the Johnson Fire. Fire managers have now determined that visitors can...
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Silver City Report

Every week we get the top stories from Silver City. This week: the rodeo returns to town, a utility shutoff moratorium for Bayard residents will end in August, and swimming pools in the area are open. Reporter Hanna Dumas, with the Silver City Daily Press shares more about these stories on the Silver City Report.
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Gila National Forest moves to 'very high' fire danger rating

SILVER CITY - The Gila National Forest elevated to "very high" fire danger rating Tuesday. Continued high temperatures and winds are increasing fire danger on the forest land. In addition, fire crews and forest visitors have been reporting an increase in abandoned campfires in and around the forest, according to the U.S. Forest Service.
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Illegal Alien Woman Dies After Jumping from Moving Vehicle in Chase

DEMMING, NM – On June 10, 2021, Border Patrol Agents (BPAs) assigned to the Deming, NM, U.S. Border Patrol Station attempted to stop two vehicles suspected of smuggling illegal aliens, approximately 21 miles west of Columbus, NM. The two vehicles failed to yield to the lights and sirens of the BPAs and traveled approximately 34 miles on New Mexico state roads south of Interstate 10 with BPAs in pursuit.