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Archive for February 1st, 2011

  • Composting project trashed

    February 1, 2011 • EditorialComments Off

    Congressional Republicans already have saved nearly a half-million dollars by eliminating a pet program set up by the House’s previous Democratic leadership. Admittedly it is not much, considering the government’s $1.4 trillion deficit. But even...

  • Mary Jo Lunsford

    February 1, 2011 • ObituariesComments Off

    A rosary will be recited for Mary Jo Lunsford, 89, of Roswell, at 7 p.m., Monday, Jan. 31, 2011, at Anderson Bethany Funeral Home and Crematory. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 1 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2011, at St. Peter’s Catholic Church with...

  • Salvador Barrio Saavedra

    February 1, 2011 • ObituariesComments Off

    A rosary will be recited for Salvador Barrio Saavedra, 25, of Roswell, at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2011, at Anderson Bethany Funeral Home. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m., Thursday, Feb. 3, 2011, at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church with...

  • Misspelled sign to be corrected

    February 1, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

    A newly installed sign on Southeast Main Street incorrectly spells Chaves County as “Chavez County.” (Mark Wilson Photo) Sign, sign, everywhere a sign, but to the county’s namesake this one is unkind. Do this, misspell that, can’t...

  • Lawmakers walk out of House hearing

    February 1, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

    A House committee meeting was the site of a partisan altercation on Monday that serves as a reminder of the minority party’s growing voice in the lower house, according to a local representative. Republican lawmakers walked out of the House Energy and...

  • Hearing held in Vega case

    February 1, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

    A pre-trial conference was held in Judge Charles C. Currier’s 5th Judicial District courtroom Monday afternoon for the trial of David Vega. Vega, 47, is accused of killing his son, Christopher Lee Vega , 25, and his son’s girlfriend, Alyssa...

  • Man pleads to possessing firearm

    February 1, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

    A Roswell man pleaded guilty in Las Cruces Federal Court on Friday to the charge of felon in possession of a firearm. According to the criminal complaint, Gary Montoya, 27, was pulled over for a traffic stop June 23, 2010, by Roswell Police Detective Michael...