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New Mexico's Farmers And Ranchers:The True Earth Day Stewards

The world celebrates Earth Day on April 22, but New Mexico’s farmers and ranchers practice it every day. Dalene Hodnett has the details in the podcast section on the left hand side of the page. 

NM State Sports Weekly Returns

This week Aggie Football Coach Doug Martin talks about who is capturing his attention in Spring Practice. Plus, a look at the Equestrian, Tennis and Softball teams. To watch the program, go to the You Tube link at the bottom of the page. 

Popular PBS Auction Returns

It was a staple of KENW TV from Portales for a number of years. Then it disappeared for a few years thanks to a move and now its back. The KENW TV Auction has been on-line for a while and this year it will be shown live on PBS from Portales and it will be on-line as well this year. KENW Personality Sheryl Borden(pictured) talks more about the auction in the podcast section on the left hand side of the page.(Photo courtesy of KENW TV)

Suspected Area Of Radiation Leak May Have Been Found

A couple of months after radiation leaked from the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant, officials say that crews have found contamination underground in the area where waste was being stored. An official with the Department of Energy told a community meeting in Carlsbad Thursday that more trips will need to be made in order to investigate the accident.The Department has finalized its federal and contractor recovery teams, which will coordinate efforts to implement corrective actions and allow the site to resume safe disposal operations. Mark Senderling has been named the federal WIPP recovery manager at the Department of Energy headquarters and will serve as the liaison with onsite WIPP recovery managers. Tom Teynor, who has more than 24 years of service in the federal government, will serve as the onsite senior federal recovery manager at the Carlsbad Field Office. The site contractor, Nuclear Waste Partnership, also recently named Jim Blankenhorn the onsite recovery manager and deputy project manager.

AG King:Is Fracking For New Mexico?

Attorney General Gary King says that the controversial oil extraction method, known as fracking, needs to be studied more and informed discussions by all stakeholders must take place before the method is widely employed in New Mexico. states are making good progress in terms of dealing with fracking, and New Mexico can do it too,” says AG King. “There are new technologies and applicable laws and regulations that deserve closer scrutiny to determine what is best for our state.” The Colorado Energy Summit was the first of its kind to open dialogue among the Attorneys General from the Rocky Mountain states to help them develop good public policy at home. Relatively new technologies like hydraulic fracking and horizontal drilling have contributed to a dramatic rise in U.S. oil production. Attendees learned state rules and regulations have not kept pace with the growth of theindustry, however. The Attorney General adds, “A lot of problems could be avoided if all partieswould just get together and talk first.”AG King says it is important to protect state interests and to balance the needs of the oil industry and the economies of local communities where fracking may be taking place.

Devon Energy To Expand Operations

A Spokesman for the Oklahoma City energy company says they plan to grow operations in the Bone Spring Play in the Delaware Basin. Tim Hartley says they will be increasing their rig count and they are going to be hiring more people. You can hear more by going to the podcast section on the left hand side of the page. 

Carlsbad School Board Approves Bond Bid

The Carlsbad School Board has given the okay to accept a bid award from a Chicago firm to finance a massive million dollar project to build some new elementary schools in the Cave City. Carlsbad School Supt. Gary Perkowski(pictured) says construction could be complete in a couple of years. More details now in the podcast section on the left hand side of the page. 

ENM Senior Golf Association In Full Swing

Carl Barnes says they have played in two tournaments this month. The season started Mar. 11 at the NMMI course in Roswell and another tournament was played on Tuesday at the Riverside Country Club in Carlsbad. Another tournament is set for May in Roswell. To hear more go to the podcast section on the left hand side of the page. 

Weather Plays A Role In Xcel's Plans

Shane Motley is a Meteorolgist for Xcel Energy. He was at the Customer and Community Xchange Wednesday in Carlsbad. He was talking about how weather plays a role in the transmission of electrictiy. 

Xcel Customer And Community Xchange Comes To PV

Seth Thomason the Director of Business Customer Relations speaks to business and civic leaders in Carlsbad on Wednesday. He talked about how industrial growth here in our region has been a driving factor in the expansion of the electric grid. Xcel reports that they are receiving nearly 100 requests for electric service each month in both Eddy and Lea counties. 

Eddy County Commission Meets

Asst. County Mananger Kenny Rayroux says the commission had a full day on Tuesday talking about the upcoming budget. He also says commissioners took a tour of the county jail. He appeared Wednesday on the KSVP Morning Show. If you missed it, you can hear it again by going to the podcast section on the left hand side of the page. 

State Land Office Earns $69 Million In March For Public Schools, Universities And Hospitals

In the month of March, the New Mexico State Land Office earned $69 million for the beneficiaries of the state land trust.“This $69 million is critically important in supporting New Mexico’s public schools, universities, and  hospitals,” said Commissioner of Public Lands Ray Powell(pictured).“We are working collaboratively with the  private sector, our sovereign tribes, our local, state, and federal agencies, and our local communities to create jobs for New Mexicans while taking care of the health of our working trust lands.”The New Mexico State Land Office is responsible for managing state trust lands to generate income for 22 beneficiaries and for taking care of the lands so they are healthy and productive for the future.Revenues from nonrenewable use of the trust lands, such as the royalties from oil and natural gas extraction, are deposited into the Land Grant Permanent Fund. They are invested and a percentage of the fund is paid to the beneficiaries. 

Dexter School Board Meets

The Dexter School Board met Monday night and Supt. Leesa Dodd says they approved the calendar for next school year and they approved some new seating for Lewis Gym. More details can be found now in the podcast section on the left hand side of the page. 

Roswell Police Release Another Most Wanted

Michael Madruga(pictured) is this week's Roswell's Most Wanted. Sabrina Morales also says some graffiti was reported at Goddard High School and a $500 larceny was reported at Bealls. More information can be found in the podcast section on the left hand side of the page. 

AHS Auditorium Gets New Name

The Artesia School Board met Monday night and they gave the okay to change the name of the Artesia High School Auditorium to the Estelle Yates Auditorium. Supt. Dr. Crit Caton says the board also gave the okay to obtain bids to tear down the Natatorium. More details can be found now in the podcast section on the left side of the page. 

Eddy County Top Oil Producing County In NM

Wally Drangmeister, a spokesman for the New Mexico Oil and Gas Association, says Eddy County was the top oil producing county in the state last year. He says more than 50-million barrels were produced. Lea County was second. While oil is doing going, natural gas isn't. You can hear more by going to the podcast section on the left hand side of the page. 

Eve Flanigan:Woman Of Many Talents

Flanigan is pictured here with members of the Carlsbad Police Department. She is with the Carlsbad Anti-Drug and Crime Coalition and she's a noted firearms expert. To find out more about her life go to the podcast section on the left hand side of the page.