Author archives: - RDR

  • Gene Allen Prag

    January 8, 2015 • ObituariesComments (0)

    No services are scheduled at this time for Gene Allen Prag, 61, who passed Sunday, January 4, 2014, in Roswell. Gene will be cremated according to his wishes. He will lie in state Saturday, January 10, 2015, at Ballard Funeral Home from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Gene...

  • Dear Editor: 1-9-15

    January 8, 2015 • Dear EditorComments (0)

    Dear editor, On Jan. 6, the RDR published a letter written by Mr. John Ford who quoted the plaque on the Statue of Liberty which begins, “Give me your tired, your poor…” to bolster his argument that “right wingers” are trying to stem the flow of...

  • Dear Editor: 1-8-15

    January 8, 2015 • Dear EditorComments (0)

    Dear editor, The recent proposal by Police Chief Phil Smith to start a new program called Hot Spot — in which police provide extra focus on small areas that data show have a high crime occurrence — is a good reminder that our police department must always...

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    And they’re off!

    January 7, 2015 • Local NewsComments (0)

    The All American Futurity at Ruidoso Downs this year will feature the largest horse race purse ever for 2-year-olds and surpass the Kentucky Derby overall in payout, track officials say. The race on Labor Day, Sept. 7, will offer a $3 million purse, which...


    Buffalo Wild Wings flies into Roswell

    January 7, 2015 • Local NewsComments (0)

    Buffalo Wild Wings Inc. is opening its newest location in Roswell on Monday, Jan. 19, bringing its famous wings, wide selection of premium, craft and domestic beers and sports-viewing atmosphere to local residents. “We are very excited to be bringing the...

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    Cable ONE reaches an agreement with NBC

    January 7, 2015 • Local NewsComments (0)

    Cable ONE, which provides service in Roswell, announced Wednesday that it has reached an agreement with NBC Universal to continue carriage of NBC Universal channels CNBC, MSNBC, USA, SyFy, Sprout, Bravo, Oxygen, NBC Sports, Telemundo, and Mun2. “We’ve...

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    Roswell Fire Department Call Log — Dec. 6-7

    January 7, 2015 • Local NewsComments (0)

    The Roswell Fire Department responded to these calls for the following dates:   Jan. 6 • At 9:11 a.m., fire alarm, 500 block of East McGaffey Street. • At 10:03 a.m., medical call, 1600 block of South Main Street. • At 10:35 a.m., medical call,...

  • Man arrested for carrying a deadly weapon

    January 7, 2015 • 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...

  • Michael Charles McCool

    January 7, 2015 • ObituariesComments (0)

    Michael Charles McCool of Roswell passed away on January 4, 2015 at the University of New Mexico Hospital in Albuquerque following a brief illness. His wife, Linda was by his side as he began his journey to his heavenly home. Mike was born on June 9, 1957, in...

  • Joe Don Sursa

    January 7, 2015 • ObituariesComments (0)

    Services for longtime cowboy, Joe Don Sursa, 66, of Fort Sumner, will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, January 9, 2015 from the Chavez Funeral Home Chapel in Fort Sumner with Rev. Billy Paul Vinson and Mark McCollum officiating. Pallbearers will include Roy Gibson,...