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LISTEN: MAYOR BURCH TALKS ABOUT WATER SITUATION

Mike Jaxson, KSVP Radio
Artesia, Sep 21, 2017
Thursday morning, Artesia Mayor Phil Burch(pictured) sat down with Mike Jaxson to discuss the water issues affecting the community.

Emergency City Council Meeting Tonight

Mike Jaxson, KSVP Radio
Artesia, Sep 20, 2017
There will be an Emergency City Council Meeting Tonight, Tuesday, September 20th at 5:30pm at Artesia City Hall with regards to the Public Water Supply.

BOIL ADVISORY CONTINUES FOR ARTESIA

Mike Jaxson, KSVP Radio
Artesia, Sep 18, 2017
The Artesia School Board is expected to address the issues related to the boil water alert that was put in place over the weekend by the state and City of Artesia. Another trace of E-coli was found in the city water supply, which means water should be boiled for one minute before ingesting.

CCSO Releases More Info On Decomposed Body

Mike Jaxson, KSVP Radio
Artesia, Sep 11, 2017
The Chaves County Sheriff’s Office says detectives were notified Sunday afternoon that the Office of the Medical Investigator had positively identified the body found Friday afternoon to be that of Adam Joel Lopez. Lopez had been reported as a missing person to the Roswell Police Department earlier this year.

CLOVIS MEDIA MEMBER TALKS ABOUT LIBRARY SHOOTING

Mike Jaxson, KSVP Radio
Artesia, Aug 30, 2017
Lisa Schmidt is the General Manager of Rooney-Moon Broadcasting in the Clovis-Portales area. She recaps the events of Monday at the Clovis-Carver Public Library.

ARTESIA MAYOR ISSUES STATEMENT ON WATER SITUATION

Mike Jaxson, KSVP Radio
Artesia, Jul 18, 2017
The following was issued by Artesia Mayor Phil Burch earlier today. `City personnel met with the State Drinking Water Bureau representative on Sunday morning to review the City`s water tests and results that caused the State of New Mexico to issue the alert to boil water.

AUBREY DUNN ANNOUNCES CAMPAIGN FOR CONGRESS

Mike Jaxson, KSVP Radio
Artesia, Jul 18, 2017
State Land Commissioner Aubrey Dunn today announced his candidacy for Congress in New Mexico’s 2nd congressional district, which comprises all of southern New Mexico.

WalletHub Releases Study Results

Mike Jaxson, KSVP Radio
Artesia, Jun 06, 2017
This week the financial website conducted studies on the Safest States in America and the Best and Worst State Economies. Spokeswoman Jill Gonzalez(pictured) offers more information.

LISTEN: Week Two Of Legislative Session Winding Down

Mike Jaxson, KSVP Radio
Artesia, Jan 26, 2017
Artesia State Rep. Jim Townsend offers some thoughts on a solvency package passed by the House and legislation that would raise the minimum wage in the state.

Roswell Police Report Another Scam

Mike Jaxson, KSVP Radio
Artesia, Jun 15, 2016
Scammers often use the names of real companies to try to make their bogus offers sound legitimate. Such is the case with a scam that was recently noticed by a Roswell resident reviewing a local online site where people sell and buy items, as well as advertise employment.

New Mexico Hero Mourned

Mike Jaxson, KSVP Radio
Artesia, Feb 06, 2016
From NM Space Museum. The last surviving member of the Apollo 14 crew, Astronaut Edgar Dean Mitchell, passed away February 4, at 9:30 pm, in West Palm Beach from a sudden illness. Although Mitchell was born in Hereford, Texas, he always considered Artesia, New Mexico, his home because he spent most of his childhood there.

Artesia Mayor Says Not Enough Councilors Showed Up

MikeJaxson, KSVP Radio
Artesia, Oct 28, 2015
The Artesia City Council didn’t have enough members for Tuesday night’s meeting. Mayor Phil Burch says five councilors need to be in place in order for the meeting to be official. He says only four showed up. He says they skipped some items on the agenda. Mayor Burch says the council went into executive session to discuss some pending litigation. He says they met for ten minutes and the meeting dismissed after 6:30.

Feds And A Host Of Agencies Report Major Bust

Mike Jaxson, KSVP Radio
Artesia, Sep 04, 2015
A series of undercover investigations by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), Pecos Valley Drug Task Force and the Artesia Police Department have resulted in the filing of federal firearms and narcotics trafficking charges against eleven individuals. On Sept. 1 and 2 law enforcement officers engaged in a multi-agency operation in Eddy County, N.M., and arrested seven of the federal defendants.

Abdelkader Earns Preseason All-WAC Honor; Aggie Soccer Ties For 6th In Poll

Mike Jaxson, KSVP Radio
Artesia, Aug 13, 2015
The Western Athletic Conference released its preseason women’s soccer coaches’ poll and All-WAC honors on Wednesday as New Mexico State finished ranked in a tie for sixth by the coaches while Aggie midfielder Holly Abdelkader was placed on the Preseason All-WAC list.The coaches placed NM State in a tie for sixth with the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, formerly Texas-Pan American, in the eight-team conference.

Roswell Officials Ask That Community Be On The Lookout For Arson Suspect

Mike Jaxson, KSVP Radio
Roswell, Aug 05, 2015
The Roswell Fire Department is seeking the community`s help in locating the person or persons involved in the recent arson fires that have occurred in and around the city. They are asking for any information that may lead to the arrest and prosecution of the responsible parties.

WIPP Announces Schedule Changes For Resumption Of Operations

Mike Jaxson, KSVP Radio
Artesia, Aug 03, 2015
While the WIPP recovery program continues to make significant progress, the original target date of March 2016 for resuming waste emplacement operations is no longer viable due to a variety of unanticipated issues. Over the past several months a number of additional activities have been identified that need to be added to the project schedule, including safety related activities that are required to be completed prior to resumption of operation.

BREAKING NEWS:State Rep. Says State Cannot Do Anything To Stop Immigrants

Mike Jaxson, KSVP News
Artesia, Jun 23, 2014

Candy Spence Ezell appeared Monday afternoon on KSVP and was told by the office of Gov. Susana Martinez that the state has no jurisdiction over FLETC and the possible placement of illegal immigrants there. Rep.Ezell is urging people to contact the federal delegation over the matter. The complete interview plus a statement from Congressman Steve Pearce can be heard now in the KSVP podcast page.

Congressman Pearce Recites Gettysburg Address

Mike Jaxson, KSVP News
Artesia, Apr 16, 2014

To celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Gettysburg Address, filmaker Ken Burns launched a national effort to encourage everyone to recite the speech. KNME TV asked Congressman Steve Pearce to do his part. 

State Police Issue Reminder

Mike Jaxson, KSVP News
Artesia, Apr 01, 2014

The New Mexico State Police are asking people to buckle up and not drink and drive. The reminder comes after the death of a Carlsbad man over the weekend.

Artesia Family Concerned About Missing Teen

Mike Jaxson, KSVP-AM
Artesia , Jun 20, 2013

The family of a 14-year-old Artesia girl is concerned for her safety and whereabouts this morning. Jacinta Ponce maybe in the company of a young adult male named Ryan Redwine. Family members say the young girl was last seen in Artesia earlier this morning, she went to her room and put a couple of items in her backpack and said good bye to her little sister. They are driving a 1999 Ford Expedition its dark green in color with License plate 6-1-9 R-N-M. The family fears that the two maybe heading to Odessa. If you have any information call police. 

Hagerman Could Get New School Boss

Mike Jaxson, KSVP-AM
Artesia , Jun 17, 2013

The Hagerman School Board is set to meet this evening at six. The board will deal with the usual items ranging from principal reports to some new business items.  Once those are done they will go into executive session to discuss a new superintendent for the district. Steve Starkey, the outgoing superintendent and Artesia native, announced his retirement earlier this year.  The board could name a new superintendent and offer them a contract once the meeting is over and done with. 

Las Cruces Mom Seeking Info on Missing Teenager

Mike Jaxson, KSVP-AM
Artesia, Jun 16, 2013

Body Discovered Near Carlsbad

Mike Jaxson, KSVP News
Artesia, Feb 13, 2013

The Carlsbad Police Department says a body was found in the Lower Tansill area late yesterday afternoon.Officers were called to meet with a subject at 1010 S Canal who had indicated that he had found a body in the Pecos River and was requesting officers to meet with him.

Teen Charged With Child Abuse

Mike Jaxson, KSVP News
Artesia, Jan 11, 2013

From Sabrina Morales of Roswell PD - Officers executed an arrest warrant for nineteen year old Jasmine Murillo on Thursday.

NM Gas Prices Drop

Mike Jaxson, KSVP News
Artesia, Jan 10, 2013

The statewide average for a gallon of regular unleaded fuel in New Mexico dropped four cents over the last week and now sits at $3.01, according to the AAA New Mexico Weekend Gas Watch. Of the major metropolitan areas surveyed, motorists in Las Cruces are paying the most on average at $3.02, and drivers in Albuquerque are paying the least at $2.89 per gallon.

Chavez County Commission Meeting

Mike Jaxson, KSVP News
Artesia, Jan 09, 2013

The Chaves County Commission is meeting Thursday in Roswell. It starts at nine tomorrow morning and the commission will be holding a public hearing for a low income property tax rebate.

Artesia Leaders Hold Retreat

Mike Jaxson, KSVP-AM
Artesia , Aug 02, 2012

Members of the Artesia City Council and City Government met last weekend at their annual retreat in Cloudcroft. Mayor Phil Burch says they covered a lot of ground in the high country of the Sacramento Mountains. They got an update on economic development happenings from director Michael Bunt. Mayor Burch also says they talked about the Housing Study which has been commissioned by Bunt and his department. (Burch II)

C-Bad Police And Crimestoppers Looking For Info

Mike Jaxson, KSVP-AM
Artesia , Aug 02, 2012

The Carlsbad Police Department and Eddy County Crimestoppers are asking for help to solve an aggravated burglary case that was reported on July 20. Officials say a business located at 820 West Mermod was broken into and all sorts of items were taken ranging from firearms to a bank bag that had a thousand bucks in it. The total loss is estimated at over 51-grand. If you have any information on this case, you’re asked to call the hotline in Carlsbad at 887-1888. That number again is 887-1888. A reward of up to a thousand dollars is on the table.

Drought News Not Good For SENM

Mike Jaxson, KSVP-AM
, Aug 02, 2012

The feds have released the drought outlook starting today and lasting through Halloween and it doesn’t look good for our region. The drought here is expected to persist or intensify. To the west of here and heading into eastern Arizona, some improvement is expected. (Ware)

Artesia Police Have Busy Weekend

Mike Jaxson, KSVP-AM
Artesia , Jul 23, 2012

It was a busy weekend for the Artesia Police Department. Early this morning a Patricio Leon, was charged with a suspended or revoked license at 13th and Yucca. Late last night a Manuel Estrada was charged with DWI at 26th and Menefee. Last night before seven, a Kristen Seely was cited for shoplifting at 203 North Fifth. Yesterday afternoon around 5:30, a disorderly conduct case was reported at 802 North Fifth. A Rosa Valenzuela and Amy Romero were cited. On Saturday, a Harry Samora was cited with assault against a household member. Friday night before nine, a Casey Joe Akard was charged with battery against a household member. That was reported in the one thousand block of South First Street. The department also reports that a series of warrants were also issued over the weekend.

EC Fair This Week

Mike Jaxson, KSVP-AM
Artesia , Jul 23, 2012

This marks the week that residents from all over Eddy County converge on Artesia for another edition of the Eddy County Fair. The parade starts this afternoon at four in Artesia and the opening ceremonies start at five. Then tonight at seven the Dairy Heifer show takes place in the Livestock Barn Show Ring. This past weekend there were some behind the scenes things going on. We had a chance to visit with Mary Karr of the famed Kitchen Mama's and she was judging photograph entries.(Karr)

ECSO And Crimestoppers Looking To Solve Cattle Crime

Mike Jaxson, KSVP-AM
Artesia , Jul 23, 2012

The Eddy County Sheriff's Department in cooperation with Crimestoppers of Eddy County is requesting your assistance in solving a Larceny of Livestock that was reported earlier this month on the Carter Ranch located just off US-62/180. Officials say the suspect or suspects entered the site and butchered a six month old Black Angus calf. The total loss is estimated at approximately $500.00. If you have any information on this crime, you're asked to call the hotline in Carlsbad at 887-1888. That number again is 887-1888. All calls will be kept confidential and a reward of a thousand bucks is on the table. 

Senator Sits In On Prescription Drug Hearing

KSVP Radio
Artesia, Jul 19, 2012

At a Senate hearing, U.S. Senator Tom Udall (D-NM) underscored the emerging threat of prescription drug abuse and overdoses in New Mexico and the need for a strategy to combat the epidemic nationwide. “New Mexico has the sad distinction of having the highest rate of drug overdose deaths in the country. It is tragic and it is unacceptable,” said Udall, a member of the Senate Caucus on International Narcotics Control. “Since 2007, more New Mexicans have overdosed and died from prescription drugs —like oxycodone, morphine and methadone— than from illicit drugs, like heroin and cocaine.”

EC Getting Ready For Fair

Mike Jaxson, KSVP-AM
Artesia , Jul 19, 2012

From Hope to Malaga and from Cottonwood to Carlsbad, people all over Eddy County are getting ready for the 67th edition of the Eddy County Fair. It will take place at the Eddy County Fairgrounds in Artesia. It will start Monday afternoon with the parade in downtown Artesia. The fair is a showcase for a lot of folks, including businesses. Central Valley Electric will have a booth at the fair. (Bean)

Artesia Police Deal With Holds

Mike Jaxson, KSVP-AM
Artesia , Jul 19, 2012

The Artesia Police Department reports some Probation Office holds were placed last night. The first was reported around 7:30 in the 12-hundred block of West Washington. The department also reports that the suspect, Jeremy Garcia, also had a warrant thrown at him.  Around 8:15 last night, a hold was placed on Gregory Schulz, he was at police headquarters. The final hold order was placed last night around nine in the 800 block of Roselawn. Warren Wolfe also had a fugitive from justice charge thrown at him. 

Artesia Drug Group Calling Attention To Drug Abuse

Mike Jaxson, KSVP-AM
Artesia , Jul 19, 2012

From Washington, DC to the Pecos Valley, many are calling attention to the dangers of prescription drug abuse. US Senator Tom Udall sat in on a hearing in Washington, DC yesterday and Sarah Hellums with the Artesia Drug and Crime Coalition says her group is trying to educate people on it. (Hellums)

Wanted Man Found In Roswell

Mike Jaxson, KSVP Radio
Artesia, Jul 18, 2012


The Roswell Police Department says a fugitive from Colorado has been arrested on outstanding warrants.

Eddy County Commissioner Has Thoughts On Assessor

Mike Jaxson, KSVP-AM
Artesia , Jul 18, 2012

Eddy County Commissioner Guy Lutman has some thoughts on a vote taken by the commission yesterday/Tuesday that allows County Assessor Karen Robinson to sue the county to see if she can legally hire a firm to help her office audit oil and gas equipment. (Lutman)

Eddy County Commissioner Has Thoughts On Assessor

Mike Jaxson, KSVP-AM
Artesia , Jul 18, 2012

Eddy County Commissioner Guy Lutman has some thoughts on a vote taken by the commission yesterday/Tuesday that allows County Assessor Karen Robinson to sue the county to see if she can legally hire a firm to help her office audit oil and gas equipment. (Lutman)

Eddy County Leads Nation In Unwanted Category

Mike Jaxson, KSVP-AM
Artesia , Jul 18, 2012

When it comes to drug use in Eddy County, the numbers are scary, according to Sara Hellums with the Artesia Drug and Crime Coalition. (Hellums)

Eddy County Resident Says UN Arms Proposal Is Illegal

Mike Jaxson, KSVP-AM
Artesia , Jul 18, 2012


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That is Eddy County resident and noted firearms expert Jimi Ginzling giving his thoughts on an Arms Treaty that is being debated by the United Nations. President Obama says he’ll sign the measure if the US Senate votes for it. Ginzling says this goes against the Second Amendment in the US Constitution which gives people the right to be armed. 

Wind And Fire Weather Expected Today

Mike Jaxson, KSVP-AM
Artesia , Jan 20, 2012

Get ready for a Friday of wind and high fire danger. The National Weather Service has issued a High Wind Warning for the Guadalupe Mountains until eight this evening. Wind gusts up to 60 mph are possible. Also, a Red Flag Warning has been posted for the entire region. It will start at eleven this morning and will last until five this afternoon. The weather bureau is forecasting winds to be out of the west to southwest at 20-30 mph, with a few gusts over 35 mph. Humidity levels will be low as well. Officials say any fires that develop will spread rapidly and outdoor burning isn’t recommended.

APD Arrests Two Teens

Mike Jaxson, KSVP-AM
Artesia , Jan 20, 2012

The Artesia Police Department reported a couple of arrests yesterday. After ten in the morning, a 14-year-old D’Shawne Guajardo was arrested at Park Jr. High. He was charged with possession of grass.  Then after noon yesterday a Jeremy Lehman was arrested at K-Mart and was charged with shoplifting and possession of drug paraphernalia.