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  • 051415 UNITED BLOOD

    Battle of the Badges blood drive today

    July 13, 2016 • Local NewsComments (0)

    The fourth annual Battle of the Badges community blood drive is scheduled for today from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Roswell Chamber of Commerce, 131 W. Second Street in Roswell. Firefighters, police officers and sheriff’s deputies are challenging all New Mexicans...

  • Derek Vaughn Weikel

    July 13, 2016 • ObituariesComments (0)

    Derek Weikel passed away on June 29, 2016 in Austin, TX at the age of 26. He was born to Sandra Weikel and Paul Weikel on September 23, 1989 in Roswell, NM. Derek was a vibrant and amazing young man who radiated creativity and compassion from his very core....

  • Delfina G. Chairez

    July 13, 2016 • ObituariesComments (0)

    Beloved mother, sister, aunt, cousin, and granddaughter, Delfina G. Chairez was sent to be with the angels in heaven on Saturday, July 9, 2016 at the young age of 44. She was born on February 29, 1972 in Roswell, New Mexico to Pedro and Patsy Gutierrez...

  • Vickie R. Sanchez

    July 13, 2016 • ObituariesComments (0)

    A rosary is scheduled for 11 a.m., Friday, July 15, 2016 at Ballard Funeral Home Chapel with funeral services to follow at 11:30 a.m. for Vickie R. Sanchez, 88, who passed away on Sunday, July 10, 2016 in Roswell, NM. Burial will follow at South Park...

  • Rumalda (Rummy) Green

    July 13, 2016 • ObituariesComments (0)

    Rumalda (Rummy) Green February 7, 1940-July 5, 2016 Rumalda Green went to be with the Lord on Monday, July 5, 2016 at her home in Hagerman, NM. She was 76 years old. Rumalda (Rummy) was born in Redford, Texas to Elias and Nicolasa Martinez. She was a beloved...

  • Distance matters, Election Day voting remains most popular

    July 13, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

    The map of New Mexico is a vivid reminder of what starkly different worlds we New Mexicans live in — one tight clump in the center of the state and enormous open spaces dotted with small towns. The map, in this case, was provided by the Secretary of...

  • Two sides of the story always preferable

    July 13, 2016 • Dear EditorComments (0)

    One-sided news outlets are far too common in America today. It is not a virtue, but rather a detriment to the audience to deprive them of both sides of an issue. In fact, it hints at an agenda when a news service consistently reports from one perspective....

  • Police protect police, serve only the state

    July 13, 2016 • Dear EditorComments (0)

    I just read (Briana Hodge’s) very thoughtful account of the rancid police behavior that is affecting her family, Roswell and the nation at large. I live up in Santa Fe County but graduated from Roswell High back in 1973. I turned 60 years of age recently...

  • Roswellites, Roswellians

    July 13, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

    New Yorkers. Bostonians. Philadelphians. New Mexicans. Texans. Hoosiers. All of these words are universally accepted as collective and proper nouns for people who live in the cities and states from which the words are derived. The obvious exception is...

  • ‘Land of the Free’ only a dream for some Americans

    July 13, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

    To understand the anger and frustration of the poor, minorities and the vulnerable in this country, you need either to walk some miles with them or hear from someone who has. “Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption,” a biography by civil rights...