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Archive for December 8th, 2011

  • Icicles

    December 8, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

    Icicles hanging from an eave begin to drip under the bright morning sun, Wednesday, as the area begins a slow thaw following the recent snowstorm. (Mark Wilson Photo) [/auth...

  • Adopt-a-thon in progress

    December 8, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

    Animal Services’ new facility, at 705 E. McGaffey, just east of the Humane Society. Here it still sports a festive layer of Christmas snow befitting the spirit of giving. (Jessica Palmer Photo) The countdown begins for Roswell’s first Adopt-a-thon, a...

  • NM ranks 5th in US oil production

    December 8, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

    Part 1 of 3 New Mexico produced 61,197,485 barrels of oil in the past year, ranking the state fifth in U.S. oil production, according to Randy Dade, District 2 supervisor for the New Mexico Oil Conservation Division. As of Oct. 28, the state had 57,977 active...

  • Step 1: Turn off power

    December 8, 2011 • Police BlotterComments Off

    •Police were dispatched to the 1600 block of South Missouri Avenue, Tuesday. The victim was awakened by a strange noise, only to discover there was no electric power. When officers arrived, they found a wet sock in the kitchen near the back window, which...

  • Anonymous tipster IDs the Man in the Locket

    December 8, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

    Maybe it’s the shape of the brow and the thoughtful eyes peering underneath. Maybe it’s the slight, mischievous smile. But one Roswell resident believes she recognizes an unidentified man in a photograph inside a locket. Maybe — just maybe — this...

  • Jose Barrientos

    December 8, 2011 • ObituariesComments Off

    A rosary is scheduled for 7 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 8, 2011, at Ballard Funeral Home Chapel, for Jose Dionicio Barrientos, 51, who passed away on Monday, Dec. 5, 2011, in Dexter. A funeral Mass is scheduled for 10 a.m., Friday, Dec. 9, 2011, at St. John’s...

  • Andrea D. Sherfick

    December 8, 2011 • ObituariesComments Off

    HOBBS — Andrea was born on Sept. 3, 1960, and was welcomed into the arms of the Lord Dec. 4, 2011. Funeral services for Andrea D. Sherfick will be 9:30 a.m., Friday, Dec. 9, 2011, at Highland Baptist Church in Hobbs, officiated by the Rev. Guy Coupe. Burial...

  • Ron Walker

    December 8, 2011 • ObituariesComments Off

    PORTALES — Funeral services for Ron Walker, 62, of Portales, will be at 10 a.m., Friday, Dec. 9, 2011, in the Wheeler Mortuary Chapel with the Rev. Alvin Walker officiating, assisted by Charlie Vannetta and Gary Williamson. Burial will follow in Long’s...

  • ‘MythBusters’ cannonball rips through house, van

    December 8, 2011 • EntertainmentComments Off

    A hole near the master bedroom window of a Dublin, Calif. home marks the exit point of an errant cannonball fired during a filming of an episode of the Discovery Channel’s “Mythbusters” Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2011. Sheriff’s deputies are...

  • Italian premier attends La Scala season opener

    December 8, 2011 • EntertainmentComments Off

    Italian premier Mario Monti and his wife Elsa arrive at Milan’s La Scala theater, Italy, Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2011. Mozart’s Don Giovanni, led by director Daniel Baremboin, will inaugurate the Milan’s opera house season Wednesday. (AP...