Algernon D'Ammassa, ABQJournal

Algernon D'Ammassa


Deming, NM, United States

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Past articles by Algernon:

Threats over high natural gas bills shutter Deming City Hall; some bills reach into the thousands of dollars

The city of Deming's municipal offices were abruptly closed to the public Wednesday morning in response to threats against city staff after shockingly high utility bills. → Read More

Every vote counts in southern New Mexico's closely watched congressional race. Here's the latest.

Outside groups have spent more than double the amount by the campaigns themselves in a drive to flip a traditional red seat blue. → Read More

Every vote counts in southern New Mexico's closely watched congressional race. Here's the latest.

Outside groups have spent more than double the amount by the campaigns themselves in a drive to flip a traditional red seat blue. → Read More

EPA addresses Sterigenics facility, risks of ethylene oxide in Santa Teresa

Branch officers from the Environmental Protection Agency were in Santa Teresa to talk about the carcinogenic gas used at the local Sterigenics plant. → Read More

Owners of Gila Hike and Bike shop killed in head-on collision outside Deming

Alex Olsen and Martyn Pearson of Silver City were killed in a head-on vehicle crash on a two-lane highway northeast of Deming. → Read More

Doña Ana County narrows in on site for new emergency operations center

The county will negotiate a lease with New Mexico State University for land where it hopes to build a new emergency operations center. → Read More

Anthony extends agreement with interim manager Mario Juarez-Infante into 2023

The city extended its agreement with its interim city manager, who is now dividing his time between Anthony and Sunland Park. → Read More

Court issues injunction against New Mexico Civil Guard

A district court judge found that the informal group's former leader destroyed evidence and granted a default judgement. → Read More

Despite monsoons, Elephant Butte Irrigation District forecasts a dry 2023

Although wet monsoons and early fall rains have helped, meteorologists predict another spring of low snowmelt, spelling bad news for reservoirs. → Read More

Low-income New Mexicans may not know about law protecting them from medical bill collections

A 2021 law protects New Mexicans below a certain income threshold from lawsuits and collections proceedings over medical bills. → Read More

Anthony and Sunland Park to share Mario Juarez-Infante as acting city manager for 2 months

The former Wilson and Company vice president will divide his time between the two cities until December. → Read More

Six months in, New Mexico's cannabis sales at a plateau. Here's a look at the most recent numbers.

Since the state's regulated marketplace opened for business on April, monthly combined sales have ranged from $37.7 million to $40.7 million. → Read More

New era for Spaceport America as its first aerospace director, Bill Gutman, retires

Bill Gutman was involved with the spaceport from its early planning stages through COVID-19 and Virgin Galactic's first crewed flights to space. → Read More

COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations in New Mexico generally flat as omicron boosters increase

New Mexico health officials gave updates on COVID-19, monkeypox and other public health matters. → Read More

City council approves $95K contract with Film Las Cruces

The nonprofit provides film liaison and economic development services for the city. → Read More

Las Cruces City Council returns nearly $2M transferred for migrant aid and COVID relief

From 2019 to 2021, the city transferred money from the Telshor Fund to fund emergency operations while it sought reimbursements and grants. → Read More

Las Cruces City Council rejects change to cannabis ordinance, will keep buffer from residential zones

A split city council rejected a proposal to eliminate buffer zones between dispensaries and residential zones. → Read More

Growth in licensed products gives NMSU athletics an assist

LAS CRUCES, N.M. — Pete’s Most Wanted Salsa, a new product bearing the image of New Mexico State University mascot Pistol Pete, celebrated its launch Wednesday with a party at La Posta de Mesilla; and the university says more branded products will soon be joining a growing family of licensed NMSU merchandise. “There’s a realm […] → Read More

Anthony delays move to name Mario Juarez Infante as city manager permanently

The city postponed offering its interim manager a 5-year contract because it had not complied with its own ordinance. → Read More

New Mexico Republican ad denounced as racist for darkening figure in stock photo

The ad uses a stock image tinted so as to darken the skin of one figure to make him look more sinister. The GOP denied any racist subtext. → Read More