Author archives: jheck


    Fire Department seeking arson info, recruits

    August 7, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off

    Roswell Fire Chief Chad Hamill, left to right, City Councilor and fire committee chair Art Sandoval, City Councilor and fire committee member Tabitha Denny and Evangelina Guerrero, also of the Roswell Fire Department. (Jerry Heck Photo)   The arsons that...

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    Roswell’s Night Out brings out neighbors

    August 6, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off

    A young participant receives a paint tattoo Tuesday during Roswell’s Night Out presented at the Spring River Park and Zoo. (Jerry Heck Photos)   Steve Wolfe and Richard Lucero are the advisers for the Roswell Neighborhood Watch Program. Wolfe said,...

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    10 Boys State participants receive legislative training

    August 6, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off

    2014 N.M. Boys State delegates were sponsored by Roswell’s American Legion Post 28. Front row from left, Eric Fouratt, N.M. Military Institute High School, Drake Williams, NMMI HS, Jet Murphy, NMMI HS; and Haden Maloney, NMMI HS. Top row, Hiram Olvera,...


    Portofino’s peels

    August 2, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off

    An apparent strong wind gust peeled a section of the roof of Portofino’s restaurant around 1 p.m. Thursday. Waitress Karla Miramontes said it sounded like thunder. (Jerry Heck Photo) [/auth...

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    Commissioner: 89 at FLETC tested positive for TB

    July 30, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off

    DHS tight-lipped on immigrant deportation flights from Roswell   Eighty-nine out of 603 Central Americans housed at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in Artesia have tested positive for tuberculosis (TB), according to Eddy County Commissioner...


    Women support Israel through Christian charity

    July 26, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off

    Deborah the Brave Ministries leadership (L to R) Mary Ann Wootton, Rebecca Chavez and Kathy Hartman. (Jerry Heck Photo)   As a devout Christian, Rebecca Chavez believes that Christians in American need to unite with Israelis in protecting their war-torn...

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    Goddard campus busy gearing up for sports

    July 24, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off

    Above: Coach White runs a football camp for boys and girls in an effort to teach agility and strength training. Below: Practice for the Goddard Lady Rockets Soccer Team is underway. Thursday, the girls enjoyed 90-degree temperatures, 45% humidity and a wind...

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    Area vets well served by transportation network

    July 22, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off

     Marine veteran and Roswell resident Greg Neal is a volunteer driver and board member of Southeastern New Mexico Veterans Transportation Network. (Jerry Heck Photo)  Robert Romero was a sailor in the U.S. Navy from 1962 to 1965. On Monday morning, Greg Neal...

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    Martinez visits FLETC; says it is no place for young mothers, babies

    July 20, 2014 • Local NewsComments (1)

    In these photos provided by the Governor’s Office, Gov. Susana Martinez talks to youths Saturday, during her tour of the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in Artesia. Martinez said the situation at the facility is “a 100 percent federal issue.”...


    Senior Olympics celebration

    July 18, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off

    Above: Exuberant Senior Olympians from the Cochiti Pueblo celebrate during the opening ceremonies of the Senior Olympics Wednesday at New Mexico Military Institute. The competitions, which have drawn athletes from across the state, continue in Roswell through...