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    Songs of many voices

    December 17, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off

    St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church held its Advent Festival on Sunday. Musicians and singers from several churches in Roswell joined the church’s choir and performed sacred music and hymns. (Max Scally Photo) [/auth...

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    Man gets more than 9 years for drugs, firearms charges

    December 17, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off

    A Roswell man was sentenced Monday to 111 months in federal prison on convictions of firearms and drug trafficking charges. Raymond Lariva, 31, was also sentenced late Monday afternoon in federal court in Las Cruces to three years of supervised release...

  • Woman charged with probation violation

    December 17, 2014 • Police BlotterComments Off

    The arrest records available in the police blotter are public information. Any indication of an arrest on a charge and/or multiple charges does not mean the individual identified has been convicted of a crime. All persons arrested are innocent until proven...

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    Fire Department Call Log — Dec. 15-16

    December 17, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off

    The Roswell Fire Department responded to these calls for the following dates:   Dec. 15 • At 7:57 a.m., medical call, 1600 block of South Main Street. • At 8:23 a.m., medical call, 100 block of South Lincoln Avenue. • At 8:54 a.m., medical call,...

  • Sonny Longo

    December 17, 2014 • ObituariesComments Off

    (1942 – 2014) Sonny Longo, a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend to all, passed away on Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014, in Farmington. He was born on Dec. 8, 1942, in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., to Gertrude French McCann. He was a U.S....

  • Olivia T. Gonzales

    December 16, 2014 • ObituariesComments Off

    On December 14, 2014, Olivia T. Gonzales departed at the dawn of a new day and was welcomed into the arms of her beloved mother, Andrea Ramirez who preceded her in death. She was born in Midland, TX on February 22, 1946, with most of her 68 years of life...

  • Michael Leon Robertson

    December 16, 2014 • ObituariesComments Off

    February 11, 1957 – December 9, 2014 A service for Michael Leon Robertson, 57, of Alamogordo, NM, will be held at Anderson-Bethany Chapel in Roswell, NM, Sunday, December 21, 2014 at 2:00 pm. There will be no graveside service. Michael went to heaven...

  • Dear Editor: 12-17-14

    December 16, 2014 • Dear EditorComments Off

    Dear editor, It is my hopes that you will publish the letter below: On Dec. 12 for the third time I witnessed a disappointing defeat for the Lady Bulldogs basketball team from Berrendo Middle School, not because they lost, but because they were playing...


    Real world experience

    December 15, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off

    The Roswell Job Corps culinary students prepared and served lunch Monday at the inaugural Employer Appreciation Day held at the Roswell Convention and Civic Center. The menu included a Mexican-style taco bar, roasted pork and roasted chicken. The students’...

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    State Police investigate fatal rollover

    December 15, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off

    State Police are investigating a fatal rollover accident that occurred southwest of Roswell on Sunday evening. Briana Lopez, 23, of Roswell. was killed when her vehicle left the roadway and rolled over, according to a Department of Public Safety news release....