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  • Alien stories part of Roswell’s identity

    September 2, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

    You know you are from Roswell, New Mexico if — and I know the first thing that comes to mind is “aliens.” When I worked as an insurance adjuster, I had many opportunities to travel around the country as a storm trooper handling major catastrophes such...

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    Eight-year-old DWI crash victim released from Lubbock hospital; Alleged drunken driver scheduled for Nov. 2 court appearance

    September 1, 2016 • Local NewsComments (0)

    Bollema ARTESIA — An 8-year-old girl who state police say was critically injured in a crash caused by a drunk driver has been released from a Lubbock, Texas, hospital and is recovering at home. “The family is at home and doing well,” said Sgt. Elizabeth...

  • Domitila E. Duran

    September 1, 2016 • ObituariesComments (0)

    A rosary is scheduled for 10:30 a.m., Saturday, September 3, 2016 at Assumption Catholic Church for Domitila Duran, 96, who passed away on Saturday, July 23, 2016 at Mission Arch Care Center. Liturgy of the Word service will follow. Father Joe Riley will be...

  • Kodi Rilynn Buckner

    September 1, 2016 • ObituariesComments (0)

    Services are pending at Ballard Funeral Home and Crematory for Kodi Buckner, 39, who passed away Sunday, August 28, 2016 in Greenbrier, AR. A further announcement will be made once arrangements have been finalized...

  • Gary Lee Lynch

    September 1, 2016 • ObituariesComments (0)

    Gary Lee Lynch was born on July 3, 1937, in Oklahoma City, OK, to Sly and Audie Lynch. After a long battle with cancer, he departed this Earth from Roswell, NM, on a rainy morning, August 31, 2016. He is survived by his beloved wife, Johnny Lynch; son, Clint...

  • Taking umbrage to editor’s column

    September 1, 2016 • Dear EditorComments (0)

    This is in response to (Tom McDonald’s column) on Aug. 12. Trump and Clinton are not evil people. Evil people are those people in Northern New Mexico who drugged, sexually assaulted, murdered and then dismembered a child. That is evil. So I...

  • Police should be paid the highest

    September 1, 2016 • Dear EditorComments (0)

    I am writing in regard to Artesia lowering the pay of their police and their firemen. The criminals are waging a war on our police and any one of authority they should be getting a raise, they should be the highest paid people in the land. They put their life...

  • Non-golfer ponders course management

    September 1, 2016 • Dear EditorComments (0)

    I really tried to refrain from writing this letter, but couldn’t do it. Wow! What a great deal. Only $350,000 a year for the maintenance of our 225-square-mile golf course; 144,000 divided by 640 = 225. What? That was a typo? Was the report that a city...

  • Going into the military to pay for college

    September 1, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

    Coming in to college, I was fortunate enough to receive a scholarship that paid for absolutely everything. If I stay at Eastern, I will have to pay nothing for my four-year college education. Others, however, were not so lucky. This is not another article...

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    Local deacon is a finalist for Lumen Christi Award

    August 31, 2016 • Local NewsComments (0)

    Jesús Herrera Jesús Herrera, a Roswell resident who is an ordained Catholic deacon, has been named a finalist for the 2016 Lumen Christi Award, the highest national honor given out by Catholic Extension, an organization that builds churches and the Church...