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  • An open letter to new school board

    February 11, 2017 • Dear EditorComments (0)

    Dear Alan, James, Mona, Nicole and Ruben: Thank you (and your families) for taking the time, effort and commitment to run for the board of the RISD. And I say families because they will assist your effort with time and support such as answering the phone....

  • A letter from the chief of police

    February 11, 2017 • Dear EditorComments (0)

    To our community of Roswell: As the Roswell Police Department and Roswell’s citizens strive to work together to make our community a better place and thriving city, I ask for your help in two very important ways. The first request asks our residents who can...

  • Looking ahead for city’s schools

    February 11, 2017 • EditorialComments (0)

    The Roswell Independent School District is getting a new look, at least when it comes to its top leadership. Not a whole new look, but enough to make Superintendent Tom Burris nervous. Here’s a breakdown of the incoming RISD Board of Education, which takes...

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    Lake Arthur man sentenced in federal court

    February 11, 2017 • Local NewsComments (0)

    A Lake Arthur man was sentenced this week in federal court in Las Cruces to five years in prison for his conviction on methamphetamine trafficking charges. According to a news release issued by the U.S. Department of Justice, Jose Villa, 35, will be on...

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    Street closure

    February 10, 2017 • Local NewsComments (0)

    A street closure will occur today on North Virginia Avenue between East 13th Street and East College Boulevard while Xcel Energy replaces a broken power pole. All the work should be completed within a day...

  • Michael Young

    February 10, 2017 • ObituariesComments (0)

    A memorial service will be held Saturday, February 11, 2017 at 2 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church in Dexter, NM for Michael Young, 58, of Dexter. Mike passed away Wednesday, February 8, 2017 with his family by his side after a yearlong battle with...

  • Billy Ray Wright

    February 10, 2017 • ObituariesComments (0)

    Services are pending at Ballard Funeral Home and Crematory for Billy Ray Wright, 85, who passed away Thursday, February 9, 2017 at Eastern New Mexico Medical Center. A further announcement will be made once arrangements have been finalized...

  • Alfred Herman Wilbur

    February 10, 2017 • ObituariesComments (0)

    Alfred Herman Wilbur, age 92, of Roswell, NM, passed away Thursday, February 9, 2017. A church service will be held at 11 a.m., Sunday, February 12, 2017 at Trinity United Methodist Church, 1413 S. Union Ave., in Roswell; with a fellowship hour to follow. A...

  • Walter Robert Kessler

    February 10, 2017 • ObituariesComments (0)

    Walter Robert Kessler, of Roswell, New Mexico, passed away January 24, 2017, at his home surrounded by his family. Cremation has taken place with a celebration of life to be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, February 11, 2017, at Assumption Catholic Church, Roswell,...

  • Fascinating details about the heavenly hope

    February 10, 2017 • EditorialComments (0)

    Jesus once told his disciples that he was going back to heaven to prepare a place for them. So let’s take a quick look at a few details concerning the heavenly hope. First, we know from Jesus that no one before him had gone to heaven. Saying at John 3:13,...