|AG Clears Behavioral Health Providers|
From KNME-TV, New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas announced this week that an investigation did not find credible evidence of fraud at 10 more behavioral health providers across the state. In 2013, the New Mexico Human Services Department cut off Medicaid funding to 15 providers after alleging fraudulent billing and misuse of funds. This week on New Mexico in Focus, host Gene Grant lead... Read More >>
|Workforce Solutions Head Says There Are Plenty Of Jobs In Eddy County|
Noreen Teel says despite layoffs from area oil and gas companies, the unemployment rate in Eddy County is below the state’s rate, 4.5% vs. 6.8% and there are least 1,700 jobs in Eddy County. She says her office is ready to help.
|Clinical Trial Offers New Drug Combo To Fight Lung Cancer|
The 1,000 people in New Mexico fighting lung cancer may soon be able to breathe easier. The first of more than 10 new lung cancer clinical trials has just opened under the direction of Yanis Boumber(pictured), MD, PhD. Boumber is a lung cancer expert and physician-scientist at the University of New Mexico Comprehensive Cancer Center. The phase 3 clinical trial, called “Neptune,” ope... Read More >>
|Holiday Closings Announced|
Monday is President’s Day and that means some people have the day off. School kids in Artesia will be taking a break from their studies, that includes DD Pre-School. School resumes Tuesday. Eddy County offices will be closed as well although ECSO deputies will be on duty and the Road Department will have a crew on call, according to County Manager Rick Rudometkin. Lincoln National Forest ... Read More >>
|Deadly Horse Disease Reported |
Horse owners are concerned about a new outbreak of a deadly horse disease. Dalene Hodnett(pictured) has details.
|Robert Wachter Seeking City Council Seat|
He is running for the District 3 spot in Artesia, which is currently occupied by Jeff Youtsey. The challenger has lived in Artesia since 2011 and works at CVE. He serves on a couple of boards and was involved in student government at ENMU in Portales. (Photo courtesy of Robert Wachter)
|Rep. Jim Townsend Offers Legislative Update|
The 2016 New Mexico Legislative Session is heading into the final turns and the Artesia State Rep. offers information on bills he has sponsored along with current legislation on the House floor and why some issues are stalled.