Archive for March 6th, 2014

  • Winifred “Winnie” Blount

    March 6, 2014 • ObituariesComments (0)

    On Ash Wednesday, March 5, 2014, with her favorite rosary in her hand and her children and best friend at her bedside, Winifred “Winnie” Blount left us to be with her Lord and Savior. Two hours before she died, Winnie looked off in the distance and said:...

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    RDRNEWS site under maintenance

    March 6, 2014 • ARCHIVED BREAKING NEWSComments (0)

    Although we’ve made lots of progress past, not all bugs have been worked out with RDRNEWS.COM. In certain cases, we still need to place the website in maintenance mode to update or improve parts of our website. An error has occurred with RDRNEWS.COM that my...

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    Ash Wednesday

    March 6, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

    The Rev. Dale Plummer, rector of St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Roswell, imposes ashes upon the foreheads of congregants on Ash Wednesday, reciting the words, “remember that you are dust, and to dust you shall return,” marking the...

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    Two meetings planned to address WIPP leak

    March 6, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

    Two town hall meetings dealing with the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant radiation leak will be held this week in Carlsbad. David Klaus, U.S. Department of Energy deputy under secretary for Management and Performance; David Huizenga, senior advisor for the DOE’s...


    Testing shows no health risk for exposed employees

    March 6, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

    Follow-up testing of employees who were exposed to airborne radioactive material during the Feb. 14 radiation release at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant shows exposure levels were extremely low and the employees are unlikely to experience any adverse health...

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    Mackey ready to serve on council

    March 6, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

    Natasha Mackey is ready to make history as the city’s first elected black councilwoman, she said Wednesday. She unseated incumbent Dusty Huckabee to become councilor-elect in Ward 1 Tuesday. “I’m really excited and I have lots of ideas, of course...

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    Child abuse awareness meeting today

    March 6, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

    April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month, and a group is working to host an event to bring awareness to the community. Its second planning meeting will be held at 6 p.m. today at Aldersgate United Methodist Church, at the corner of 19th Street and Union...

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    Police: Racketeering case grows against duo

    March 6, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

    The racketeering case against a pair arrested by Roswell Police on Feb. 6 continues to grow, according to a police department news release. Calvin Reese, 23, and Myranda Salayandia, 19, were arrested on Feb. 6, after a Roswell police officer initiated a...

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    ‘Teacher of Character’ nominees honored

    March 6, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

    Teachers were honored on Tuesday by Character Counts! In Chaves County when the organization recognized 157 teachers who were nominated for the title of Teacher of Character 2014. Fourteen teachers where honored for exceptional character in the classroom....

  • Police Blotter: RPD arrests woman for drug trafficking

    March 6, 2014 • Police BlotterComments (0)

    A Roswell woman was arrested in connection with four counts of drug trafficking on Tuesday, according to the Roswell Police Department. Noami Najar, 28, of Roswell, was arrested on the 1200 block of West Hobbs Avenue at 3:10 p.m. on Tuesday. She was charged...