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Archive for December 19th, 2012

  • Suspected drugs at motel

    December 19, 2012 • Police BlotterComments Off

    •Police received a report of suspected drugs located in a room at the Frontier Motel, 3010 N. Main St., Tuesday. Officials of the Chaves County Metro Drug Task Force arrested a Clovis woman for possession of marijuana. •In the month of December, police...

  • After 35 years, Rhoda retires from county

    December 19, 2012 • Local NewsComments Off

    Chaves County Clerk Rhoda Coakley kisses her granddaughter Karli Cavin as Karli’s mother and Coakley’s step-daughter, Sarah Cavin, looks on, during Coakley’s retirement party at the Chaves County Administrative Center, Wednesday. Mark Wilson Photo...

  • High winds cause wrecks, power outage

    December 19, 2012 • Local NewsComments Off

    Extremely high winds severely reduce visibility along East Crossroads near U.S. 285. Mark Wilson Photos Heavy winds Wednesday took a toll on Chaves County. Wind speeds approached 60 mph in some areas, which impacted driving conditions throughout the day....

  • Editorial

    December 19, 2012 • EditorialComments Off

    Small business slammed Tax policy — or the lack thereof — has consequences. Americans are seeing that uncertainty about the federal fiscal cliff is sparking investors to make moves to profit now, instead of getting hit with potentially much higher taxes...

  • Modesto Castellon

    December 19, 2012 • ObituariesComments Off

    Memorial services are scheduled for 2 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 22, 2012, at LaGrone Funeral Chapel, for Modesto D. Castellon, 72, of Roswell, who passed away Dec. 18, 2012, at Eastern New Mexico Medical Center surrounded by his family. The Rev. Chris Mullennix of...

  • Robert Allan Nurmi

    December 19, 2012 • ObituariesComments Off

    A memorial service will be held for Robert Allan Nurmi, 82, of Roswell, at 11:30 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 22, 2012, at South Park Cemetery with Bishop Hank Malcom officiating. Robert passed away Nov. 22, 2012. Robert was cremated per his wishes. Military honors...

  • Miss USA Olivia Culpo is crowned Miss Universe

    December 19, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

    Renae Ayris, Miss Australia, walks the stage during the swimsuit portion of the Miss Universe competition, Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson) LAS VEGAS (AP) — A 20-year-old beauty queen from Rhode Island was crowned the new...

  • ‘Lincoln’ at the Capitol draws director and star

    December 19, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

    Director Steven Spielberg, left, speaks during a media availability with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada, right, before a screening of the movie “Lincoln,” for members of Congress, on Capitol Hill, Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012 in...

  • Music, roses at singer Jenni Rivera’s memorial

    December 19, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

    Fans of the late singer Jenni Rivera watch a live broadcast of her memorial service Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012 at Universal City in Los Angeles. Rivera, a Mexican-American singer and reality TV star, was killed in a Dec. 9 plane crash. (AP Photo/Damian...

  • Claire Danes and Hugh Dancy welcome a baby boy

    December 19, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

    FILE – In this May 7, 2012 file photo, Hugh Dancy and Claire Danes arrive at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute gala benefit in New York. Danes’ rep on Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012 confirmed the couple welcomed a baby boy named Cyrus Michael...