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NMMI Extends Holiday Wishes

Recently the cadets and administration produced a holiday video. To watch it, go to the You Tube link at the bottom of the page. 

Carlsbad High Is Looking For New Football Coach

Supt. Gary Perkowski says Ron Arrington will become the Asst. Athletic Director. Perkowski says the search is on for a new football boss. He says the time frame for hiring someone will be early next year. Perkowski offers more on that and the school board meeting from Tuesday night now in the podcast section on the left hand side of the page. 

Eddy County Commission Says Good Bye

Tony Hernandez (pictured) and Jack Volpato participated in the last Eddy County Commission meeting of the year and the last one of their eight year term. Neither could run again earlier this year. Wednesday on KSVP, Royce Pearson and Glen Collier paid tribute to both men. Hear more by going to the podcast section on the left hand side of the page. 

Aggie Basketball Returns To KSVP Tonight

The New Mexico State Aggies (4-6) play their final nonconference road game on Wednesday as the visit the Big 12’s Baylor Bears. The Aggies lost at Oral Roberts 86-83 last Saturday, while the Bears (8-1) ripped Texas A&M 77-63 on Dec. 9.The Aggies are 0-6 away from the Pan American Center this season. The Bears are paced by forward Taurean Prince (6-7, Jr.,San Antonio, Texas) who is averaging 13.4 points. 5.1 rebounds and 1.1 blocked shots a game. Forward Royce O’Neale (6-6, Sr., Killeen, Texas) chalks up 10.3 points, 6.7 boards and dishes 3.4 assists a contest, while guard Kenny Chery (5-11, Sr., Montreal, Quebec) posts 9.6 points. Forward Rico Gathers (6-8, Jr., LaPlace, La.) chips in 9.4 points and leads team and Big 12 with 10.2 rebounds a game (14th nationally). The Bears are scoring 68.8 points an outing, while allowing just 53.8 a contest. This is the ninth meeting between the Aggies and Baylor, but the first time the teams have met since Dec. 1980. NM State holds a 5-3 series advantage, including a 2-1 record in Waco. The Aggies have a two-game win streak in the series, winning 75-71 at the Heart of Texas Coliseum on Dec. 5, 1979 and then taking a 61-60 victory at the Pan American Center on Dec. 1, 1980. The Aggies claimed the first meeting in the series on Dec. 29, 1961, with a 67-54 win in the Sun Bowl Tournament in El Paso. Broadcast time on KSVP starts at 6:30. 

Sandpoint Landfill To Close Early Dec 23

The Eddy County Public Works Department says the Sandpoint Landfill will be closing at 10am on Dec. 23. It will reopen on Christmas Eve at the regularly scheduled time. 

Lady Colts Fall At Hondo

Sierra Walker had 28 points as the NMMI Lady Colts fell at Hondo Monday night 52-36. NMMI is off until Jan. 13 when they play Loving. 

How To Destroy Glass To Be Discussed In Carlsbad Friday

Sylvia Schneider(pictured) of the Carlsbad Solid Waste Department says the Carlsbad Recycles Advisory Board will meet Friday at 10am at 1702 West Fox. She says they will discuss a partnership between the City of Carlsbad and Guadalupe Mountains National Park on a glass pulverizer that was purchased by the feds. She says glass will be crushed into sand and used in construction projects. You can hear more by going to the podcast section on on the left hand side of the page. 

David R. Catanach Named New Director Of New Mexico Oil Conservation Division

Energy, Minerals & Natural Resources Department Secretary F. David Martin announced today that David R. Catanach will be the Oil Conservation Division’s new director beginning January 1, 2015.“David has nearly 30 years of experience in the oil and gas industry, including 25 years in the Division,” said Secretary Martin. “His expertise in industry regulation includes time in the field as an inspector, as well as significant experience in oil and gas permit oversight. He has considerable knowledge of the New Mexico Oil Conservation Division’s rules and regulations. He also has a great deal of experience conducting public hearings, including drafting order recommendations on various types of oil and gas project applications. We are excited for David to assume duties after the first of the year. His experience and skills will prove invaluable for New Mexico.”Catanach has spent the last seven years as a regulatory consultant in the private sector.“I’m excited for the opportunity to return to the Oil Conservation Division,” said David Catanach. “This is an exciting time for oil and gas development as New Mexico continues to play a big role in the overall production of oil and gas for the entire country. I am looking forward to ensuring existing and future oil and gas development continues in an efficient, safe and productive manner.” Catanach started as a state Oil Conservation Division Field Inspector out of Hobbs, New Mexico in 1982. Two years later, in 1984, Catanach transferred within the division to Santa Fe. From 1984 to 2007, Catanach worked out the Santa Fe office as a petroleum engineering specialist and a hearing examiner for the division. Catanach earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Petroleum Engineering in May, 1982, and is a Santa Fe native. Catanach fills the open director position following the retirement of Jami Bailey, who served as Oil Conservation Division Director from 2011 until her recent retirement. The Oil Conservation Division regulates oil, gas, and geothermal activity in New Mexico.

NMSU Researchers Collaborate On Massive Bird Genome Study

The red-throated bee-eater is among the 48 groups of birds whose genome was sequenced and studied. It is representative of a group of many diverse but closely related land birds including songbirds, parrots, and all the birds of prey. NMSU biology professor Peter Houde took this photograph in July 2013 on the Nile River in Murchison Falls National Park, Uganda. (Photo courtesy Peter Houde) 

State Supreme Court Affirms Roswell As Location For Upcoming Dairy Rule Hearings

The New Mexico State Supreme Court today upheld a decision that will keep the upcoming Dairy Rule Hearings in Roswell, NM. The dairy industry directly employs more than 4,200 New Mexicans, with most dairies located in southeast New Mexico.Earlier this year, the New Mexico Water Quality Control Commission made the decision to hold the Dairy Rule Hearing in Roswell, the area that is most substantially affected by the regulation. Approximately 90% of the dairies in the state are in south and southeast New Mexico. The Rio Grande Chapter of the Sierra Club and the Environmental Law Center filed a lawsuit last fall arguing that the hearings should be held in Santa Fe, NM. There are no dairies north of Bernalillo County and none in the Santa Fe area. After losing the case in the First Judicial District Court on November 25th, the Sierra Club appealed the decision to the New Mexico State Supreme Court. Today’s ruling affirms Roswell as the location for the upcoming hearings. The dairy industry is the largest producer of agricultural products in the state.

Geoff Gunn Recaps 2014 Bronco Sports Season

As 2014 winds down, the Sports Information Director at New Mexico Military Institute recaps the football, volleyball and cross country seasons. Hear it now by going to the podcast section on the left hand side of the page. 

State Still Ranks High In Hunger

Dalene Hodnett of the New Mexico Farm and Livestock Bureau says one in five in New Mexico are facing a food shortage. She says that translates to 20 percent of our neighbors not knowing where the next meal will come from. She has a full report in the podcast section on the left hand side of the page. 

Carlsbad Needs Umpires

Winter is almost here, but there is a group in Carlsbad that needs umpires for the upcoming baseball season. Mike Fulkerson says they will start meeting in February and they will assign officials for C, JV and Varsity games in Carlsbad and Loving. If you would like more information, you can call Fulkerson at 706-1369. 

AGH CEO Looks Back On Another Year

During his time as the CEO of Artesia General Hospital Ken Randall says he has seen it go from a local hospital to a regional hospital. He calls it a "Championship Hospital." Hear more by going to the podcast section on the left hand side of the page. 

Big Brothers And Big Sisters Hosting Bowling Event

Stacy Heacox is the Head of the Artesia Branch and she says they are looking to raise around $35,000 in February. She says they are looking for sponsors, bowlers and team captains. To find out more, go to the podcast section on the left hand side of the page. 

Eve Flanigan Talks Firearm Safety During Holiday Season

The Eddy county resident is a noted firearms instructor and she offers some tips on how people can have a safe holiday season with a firearm. She also says that firearms should be kept quiet when the calendar changes from 2014 to 2015. Hear more now by going to the podcast section on the left hand side of the page.