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  • Leadership Roswell

    Leadership Roswell Alumni Association recognizes leaders

    June 17, 2016 • Local NewsComments (0)

    Daniel Gonzales, Vernon Dyer and Barbara Gomez are the 2016 Leadership Roswell Alumni Association Award recipients (Submitted Photo). Several exceptional community leaders were recognized during the Leadership Roswell Alumni Association’s 19th annual Awards...

  • Arts Grad

    Roswell High grad’s art earns full scholarship

    June 17, 2016 • Local NewsComments (0)

    A promising artist is looking forward to a colorful future. Roswell High grad Dawndria Scherff, known to family and friends as Cholita, has received an eight-semester full scholarship to the Santa Fe University of Art and Design, a value of more than $126,000...

  • Villegas Funeral

    City slows for Villegas family funeral procession

    June 17, 2016 • Local NewsComments (0)

    The five-hearse procession for the Villegas family — for mother Cynthia Villegas, 34, and her daughters, Yamilen, 14, Cynthia Janeth, 11, Abby, 7, and Ida, 3 — travels north on Main Street on Friday morning after their funeral Thursday night. The family...

  • Cahoon Park Pool: What needs to be done

    June 17, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

    September, October, November, December, January, February, March, and April is how much time the city had to bring the issue of the Cahoon Park Pool to the residents since the pool was closed last summer to solicit input on what should be done. Instead the...

  • RDR Editorial Snippets – Afterthoughts on the passing scene

    June 17, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

    A homegrown horror story The funeral procession along Main Street told a gruesome tale, in its own sanitized way. Five hearses in single file, taking the bodies of a still-young mother, 34-year-old Cynthia Villegas, and her four daughters — Yamilen, 14,...

  • Empowered stewards — lords and masters of God

    June 17, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

    Scripture reveals the events of the sixth day; “And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every...

  • Aurelia Ginanni (Lala)

    June 17, 2016 • ObituariesComments (0)

    Aurelia passed away on Monday, June 15, 2016 at the age of 81. Aurelia was born on April 1, 1935 in Santa Rosa, New Mexico to Julia and Juan Sena. Here in Roswell, she attended Berrendo, Pueblo and Yucca schools before moving to Corpus Christi, Texas to...

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    Blackhawk rides help say ‘thanks’ to NG employers

    June 16, 2016 • Local NewsComments (0)

    National Guard soldiers and civilian employers gather near a Blackhawk helicopter in anticipation of rides on the chopper as part of an employer-appreciation event held Thursday at the Roswell International Air Center and National Guard Armory. The helicopter...

  • Obama Visit

    Preparing for Obama family visit

    June 16, 2016 • Local NewsComments (0)

    A V-22 Osprey taxis along the Roswell International Air Center on Thursday in advance of President Barack Obama’s arrival on Air Force One today, in advance of the president’s afternoon trip to Carlsbad Caverns. A Secret Service and Marine Corps presence...

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    Rape kit backlog meetings to be held

    June 16, 2016 • Local NewsComments (0)

    The state auditor’s office has announced a series of upcoming meetings regarding the state’s backlog on sexual assault evidence kits, commonly referred to as rape kits. Last year, over 5,000 untested kits were identified in New Mexico. The...