Author archives: - RDR

  • Color-Explosion

    Runners get red, blue and yellow in the face

    August 16, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off

    (Rey Berrones Photo) An estimated 400 runners race in Roswell’s first color race on Friday evening. Runners ran through color burst stations on the course at Cielo Grande Recreation Area. The run ended at sunset with a color explosion and a glow dance...

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    Police investigate possible homicide

    August 16, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off

    Police are investigating a homicide after a Roswell woman was found dead in a residence on the 1400 block of East Alameda Street, according to a news release from the Roswell Police Department. Officers received a 911 call at about 8:46 a.m. on Friday and...

  • Man violates parole with drug possession

    August 15, 2014 • Police BlotterComments Off

    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...

  • Timothy (Tim) Paul Wilkinson

    August 15, 2014 • ObituariesComments Off

    A rosary is scheduled for 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, at the Ballard Funeral Home Chapel for Timothy (Tim) Paul Wilkinson, 76, of Roswell, who passed away Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014, at home surrounded by his family. A funeral Mass is scheduled for 2 p.m. at...

  • Lue Millicent Rue Purcella

    August 15, 2014 • ObituariesComments Off

    Early on the morning of Aug. 15, 2014, Lue Millicent Rue Purcella went to sleep in the Lord. She is waiting for the soon coming of Jesus to meet him in the air. Lue Millicent Rue was born Jan. 18, 1917, in Derry, New Mexico, to Amos Harden Rue and Elizabeth...

  • Dear Editor: 8-16-14

    August 15, 2014 • Dear EditorComments Off

    Dear editor, Congress is now on recess as of Aug. 4, returning to their seats in Washington, D.C., on Sept. 8. While on recess, they are campaigning for the November election. In their campaign speeches they make promises they probably cannot keep. They visit...

  • Dear Editor: 8-15-14

    August 14, 2014 • Dear EditorComments Off

    Dear editor, In response to the letters to the editor of Aug. 13 by Ms. Boyance and Mr. Popham, wherein they condemn Israel for the situation in Gaza. In my opinion, they appear to be woefully uninformed, misled, or are ignoring some of the facts. My first...

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    A sweet cause

    August 14, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off

    Miss New Mexico Jessica Burson visits Dairy Queen as part of the Miracle Treat Day, Thursday. Clients from Tobosa Developmental Services of Roswell were at Dairy Queen eating Blizzards when they got to meet Burson. One dollar from each Blizzard sold was...


    County SAR volunteers well-trained to help find those who get lost in wilderness

    August 14, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off

    Members of Chaves County Search & Rescue discuss plans for the future during a recent regular monthly meeting. From left at the head table are Howard Hicks, treasurer; Gary Wells, secretary; Jason Burns, president; and Rick Overmier, vice-president. (Bill...


    Kids get back to school

    August 14, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off

    Thursday was the first day of school for students in the Roswell Independent School District. Students from Goddard High, Del Norte Elementary and Mesa Middle schools are pictured on their first day. The opening of Military Heights Elementary has been delayed...