Author archives: Kevin J. Keller

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    Hit-and-run causes apartment v car crash

    December 24, 2013 • Local NewsComments Off

    A two-vehicle hit-and-run accident at the corner of Grand Avenue and 23rd Street on Monday caused massive property damage when a silver Buick Century veered into the side of a duplex after being struck by another vehicle. No injuries were reported from the...

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    State champs

    November 17, 2013 • Local NewsComments Off

    Above: Kevin J. Keller Photo The Goddard volleyball team screams in anticipation of receiving the state championship trophy after beating Piedra Vista in the NMAA Class 4A State Championship Match in Rio Rancho, Saturday. For more on Goddard’s...

  • Event raises sex trafficking awareness

    October 12, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

    Kathryn Bolkovac, author of The Whistleblower, poses with a copy of her book Tuesday evening at the Roswell Museum and Art Center. (Mark Wilson Photo) When Kathryn Bolkovac traveled to Bosnia in 1999 as a peacekeeper, she never thought she’d be fighting...

  • Animals get top dollar at fair auction

    October 9, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

    Brennan Vaz, 12, is shown as he auctions his heifer Alaska during the Junior Livestock Sale at the Eastern New Mexico State Fair, Saturday. (Vanessa Kahin Photo) All good things must come to an end, but the end is made all the more bearable when it comes with...

  • Jazz events entertain, educate

    October 9, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

    Drummers Ricky Malichi, right, Chuck Redd and Akira Tana lay down some mean chops during the School of Jazz free seminar at Ginsberg Music, Saturday. (Mark Wilson Photo) From playing at the Roswell Museum and Art Center’s block party to jazz seminars at...

  • Jazz Festival gets under way

    October 8, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

    Musicians jam Friday afternoon at the courthouse during the sixth annual Roswell Jazz Festival Kick-Off Concert. (Mark Wilson Photo) Although the jazz and the fall breeze were cool, the sixth annual Roswell Jazz Festival kicked off with a warm New Mexico...

  • Carolyn Cronk receives fragment of Hebrew scroll

    October 8, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

    Carolyn Cronk holds a framed piece of a Hebrew scroll. (Vanessa Kahin Photo) Carolyn Cronk keeps a valuable piece of Jewish history, and the story of how she came to have it has as many twists and turns as her life. Originally from Texas, Cronk grew up and...

  • Veterans cemetery gets closer to reality

    October 8, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

    The dream of Roswell’s own veterans cemetery is almost a reality — and fairgoers have an opportunity to be a part of the city’s monumental addition. Vietnam veteran Bert Eldridge has been vying for a local veterans cemetery for more than a year. His...

  • Kelsi-Ann Woodburn’s Rambo top Market Steer

    October 7, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

    Kelsi-Ann Woodburn, 16, of Artesia, with her Grand Champion Market Steer, Rambo, on Thursday. (Vanessa Kahin Photo) Rambo annihilated the competition — without weapons, headbands or catchphrases — during the Eastern New Mexico State Fair’s market steer...

  • Chelsi and Brenneman take top market lamb honors

    October 6, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

    The hard work, hopes and dreams of a sheepherding family all rested on one teen, one sheep and one last fair. In the end, Chelsi Van Dyke achieved victory during the last chance she had to win. Van Dyke is 18, and this was her last chance to compete in the...