Author archives: jmclaughlin

  • A1-8-24-ESGR

    Roswell ESGR recognizes community

    August 24, 2013 • Local NewsComments Off

    New Mexico Military Institute President/Superintendent Maj. Gen. Jerry Grizzle receives the 2013 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award during the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve’s Lunch with the Boss at the Daniels Leadership...

  • A1-8-23-Tim-Jennings

    Good-natured roast honors Jennings

    August 23, 2013 • Local NewsComments Off

    Tom Horan, right, gives microphone instructions to former state Sen. Tim Jennings, center, as Sen. Stuart Ingle, R-Portales, looks on during an appreciation dinner held Thursday evening in Jennings’ honor at the Roswell Convention Center. The dinner was a...

  • Main Street road project nears end

    August 23, 2013 • Local NewsComments Off

    The city’s Main Street roadway project between College Boulevard and Country Club Road is all but finished. “As of today, we’ve completed all major aspects of construction,” said project manager Francisco Sanchez Thursday. Construction crews will...

  • Doña Ana Co. issues gay marriage licenses

    August 22, 2013 • Local NewsComments Off

    Doña Ana County’s clerk began issuing same-sex marriage licenses Wednesday in a bold move, saying it was time to end the wait. Clerk Lynn Ellins sent a surprise email about his decision to county clerks across the state before opening his doors. “I was...

  • GOP-Chairman

    State Republicans preparing for 2014 with grassroots surge

    August 22, 2013 • Local NewsComments Off

    John Billingsley, chairman of the New Mexico Republican Party, left, speaks with Detective Dennis Kintigh of the Chaves County Sheriff’s Office during a meeting of Republicans at Elks Lodge #969, Wednesday. (Mark Wilson Photo) New Mexico’s Republican...

  • Xcel’s request for rate hike

    August 22, 2013 • Local NewsComments Off

    A rate hike that could cost an average Xcel Energy customer $23 more a month starting in January is still under review by the state Public Regulation Commission in Santa Fe, officials said Wednesday. Xcel Energy officials visited with Roswell business and...

  • Recent rainfall helping ranchers, but more needed

    August 21, 2013 • Local NewsComments Off

    Recent storms have poured enough water over Chaves County to serve ranchers and green up pastures, but haven’t provided the quantities needed to recharge the aquifer, local water managers said Tuesday. “Things don’t look nearly as bleak as they did,”...

  • horse-update

    Valley Meat’s stop order in question

    August 20, 2013 • Local NewsComments Off

    This anti-horse slaughter billboard on Second Street is sponsored by EquiArmy and The American Horse Rescue Network. The groups could not be located for comment. (Jill McLaughlin Photo) As the 30-day temporary stop order on Valley Meat Co.’s horse...

  • united-way

    United Way kicks off campaign

    August 20, 2013 • Local NewsComments Off

    Board President Clarissa Gonzalez-Adams, right, hosted Monday’s United Way of Chaves County’s 2013 campaign kick-off. (Jill McLaughlin Photo) United Way of Chaves County kicked off its 2013 campaign Monday with the help of a full banquet room at...

  • area-51

    Experts: Roswell’s truth is still out there

    August 17, 2013 • Local NewsComments Off

    Expert researchers of the 1947 Roswell Incident weighed in Friday about whether the CIA’s admission of the existence of Area 51, a top-secret site in the Nevada desert, will lead to further proof of crashing flying saucers or alien autopsies. “My...