Archive for January 9th, 2014

  • Rehab-demolition

    Rehab center demolition nears completion

    January 9, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off

    Workers from Guzman Construction Solutions demolish the old New Mexico Rehabilitation Center at the corner of Gail Harris St. and E. Wells. (Mark Wilson Photo) Demolition of the former New Mexico Rehabilitation Center located near the Roswell International...

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    Southeast NM sees dramatic spike in flu cases

    January 9, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off

    A 76-year-old woman became the first to die of the flu this season, and southeast medical clinics reported the most dramatic jump in cases in the state, the Department of Health reported Thursday. NMDOH confirmed the first confirmed flu death was a Santa Fe...

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    City approves vet cemetery name

    January 9, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off

    City Councilors approved naming the new veterans’ cemetery the Gen. Douglas L. McBride-Roswell Veterans’ Cemetery at their meeting Thursday. “I think the name is very appropriate. Gen. McBride has done an awful lot in the community,” said Col. Ron...

  • Car-wreck

    Student hospitalized after accident

    January 9, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off

    A Goddard High School student was transported to a hospital, around 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, following an accident. According to a witness, the student attempted to make a right hand turn on to San Juan Drive from Atkinson Avenue. The driver of a black pickup,...

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    ‘Contributing to the delinquency of a minor’ debated in Villela homicide

    January 9, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off

    Another chapter in the case of the Arnulfo Villela Jr. homicide unfolded in Chaves County District Court, Thursday. The 18-year-old Villela was shot to death in the 800 block of East Hendricks Street on July 6, 2012. According to the criminal complaint,...

  • Jackson

    Doggy Saviors to host adoption event

    January 9, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off

    Jackson, a 12-week-old Chihuahua/beagle cross, will be one of the dogs available for adoption, Saturday. (Courtesy Photo) Doggy Saviors will hold an adoption event Saturday at Roswell Tractor Supply, 5000 N. Main St., from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. “We will have a...

  • Police Blotter: AC, heater stolen

    January 9, 2014 • Police BlotterComments Off

    Burglary Police were dispatched to the 400 block of West 16th Street, Wednesday, where subjects broke a window to enter a home and removed an air conditioning unit, valued at $1,500, and a heater, valued at $1,000. The damages were assessed at $100.  ...

  • Looking for Super Bowl tickets? You pay, they play

    January 9, 2014 • EntertainmentComments Off

    In this Dec. 1, 2013, photo, MetLife Stadium is seen in an aerial photo in East Rutherford, N.J. Super Bowl tickets are tough to acquire. There’s only so many seats in the stadium, and several are filled by corporations and sponsors. Then, when you...

  • Sister’s murder drives MSNBC’s Hall

    January 9, 2014 • EntertainmentComments Off

    FILE — In this file photo provided by Discovery, from left, Henry Schleiff, Group President, Tamron Hall, host of Deadline: Crime with Tamron Hall, Sharon Scott, Executive Vice President of NBC News’ Peacock Productions, and Alicia Kozakiewica,...

  • Socorro Portillo

    January 9, 2014 • ObituariesComments Off

    A rosary will be recited for Socorro Portillo, 82, of Roswell, on Friday, Jan. 10, 2014, at 7 p.m. at St. John’s Catholic Church. Funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014, at St. John’s Catholic Church with Fr. Charlie Martinez...