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    Sentencing delayed again for Franco

    June 27, 2016 • Local NewsComments (0)

    Franco Sentencing for the former tax preparer who pleaded no contest to 36 counts of racketeering, fraud and making false statements has been delayed for a second time. The Monday afternoon sentencing scheduled to occur before Fifth Judicial District Court...

  • Man arrested at his home for disorderly conduct, resisting

    June 27, 2016 • Police BlotterComments (0)

    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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    UFO Festival road closure information

    June 27, 2016 • Local NewsComments (0)

    The Roswell UFO Festival will land in town for its 21st year this week, drawing festival-goers from throughout the country, and often the world, for the four days of the festival that will fill downtown with vendors and events that will require some street...

  • Record missed the real stories

    June 27, 2016 • Dear EditorComments (0)

    I’ve been getting the RDR for 20 years, it has been an OK paper for local news, but lately I’m struck by the missed stories. I’ll give a couple of quick examples. First, the Great Chicken Slaughter. A couple dogs get out and kill a neighbor’s...

  • Doris T. Worster

    June 27, 2016 • ObituariesComments (0)

    At her request, no local services will be held for Doris T. Worster, age 91, who passed away Sunday June 26, 2016. Arrangements are under the personal care of LaGrone Funeral Chapel. Online condolences may be made at

  • Alberto (Sonny) E. Candelaria

    June 27, 2016 • ObituariesComments (0)

    Alberto (Sonny) E. Candelaria went to be with Our Lord and Savior Friday June 24, 2016. Funeral Services are pending...

  • Robert Winstel Morris, Sr.

    June 27, 2016 • ObituariesComments (0)

    Robert Winstel Morris, Sr., age 84, passed away Saturday, June 25, 2016. A visitation will be held 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Wednesday June 29, 2016 at LaGrone Funeral Chapel. Graveside services will be held 10:00 a.m. Thursday at South Park Cemetery. Pastor...

  • Betty Margaret Townsley

    June 27, 2016 • ObituariesComments (0)

    December 29, 1926 – June 21, 2016 Our dear Mother and Grandmother, Betty Margaret Townsley, peacefully left this life on June 21. She joins her beloved husband Robert William Townsley in Heaven, who predeceased her in 2010. In spite of many challenges,...

  • Elvira Baca Purcella

    June 27, 2016 • ObituariesComments (0)

    Elvira Baca Purcella, 71, passed away on Saturday, June 25, 2016 at 10:30 a.m. Elvira Baca Purcella was born April 16, 1945 in Roswell, NM to Eliseo Baca and Agapita Benavides, both parents, sister Bertha Padilla and son Roland Baca preceded her in death. She...

  • Edith Mae (Fields) Dallas

    June 27, 2016 • ObituariesComments (0)

    Edith Mae (Fields) Dallas was born on June 27, 1924 and went home to be with her Lord on June 24, 2016. She was the fourth child born to Charles Thomas and Bertha Mae (Atwell) Fields in Clovis, New Mexico. She attended schools in Clovis graduating in 1942...