Author archives: - RDR

  • The demise of human customer service

    May 31, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

    Older people, such as myself, like to think we’ve acquired the wisdom of the ages, but when it comes to the modern world, the young’uns have a leg up on us. That occurred to me not so long ago when I had some questions about my cellphone account, and I...

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    American Legion honors fallen veterans

    May 30, 2016 • Local NewsComments (0)

    Members of the Roswell Veterans Honor Guard present the colors at the Monday Memorial Day ceremony sponsored by Post 28 of the American Legion and held in the Gen. Douglas L. McBride Veterans’ Cemetery, a section of South Park Cemetery. More than 150 people...

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    State LULAC group votes to seek Chavez holiday

    May 30, 2016 • Local NewsComments (0)

    Working to establish a Cesar Chavez national holiday was one of five resolutions passed by the New Mexico League of United Latin American Citizens as its top priorities in the coming year. Six resolutions were discussed and five passed during the group’s...

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    Recent DWI arrest

    May 30, 2016 • Local NewsComments (0)

    In an attempt to make a real effort to reduce drunk driving in Chaves County, the Chaves County Sheriff’s Office, the New Mexico State Police and the Roswell Police Department have agreed to furnish on a timely basis the photos and identifiers of all...

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    Lea County fair events announced

    May 30, 2016 • Local NewsComments (0)

    LOVINGTON — Several entertainers will be performing during a concert series at the 81st annual Lea County Fair & Rodeo set to take place Aug. 5-13. Three bands, La Maquinaria, Los Traviezos and La Arrolladora, will kick off the festivities on Hispanic...

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    Xcel manager speaks on energy

    May 30, 2016 • Local NewsComments (0)

    Mike McLeod, Regional Manager — Community Service for Xcel Energy, was the guest speaker at the May 25 Sunrise Optimist Club meeting. Mike discussed comparisons of energy sources. He gave a detailed explanation of the solar project by Bitter Lake...

  • Mary Pounds

    May 30, 2016 • ObituariesComments (0)

    Services are scheduled for Mary Pounds, longtime resident of Roswell, NM and most recently of Artesia, NM, on Wednesday, June 1, at 10 a.m. at LaGrone Funeral Chapel, with burial to follow at Memory Lawn Memorial Park. Mary was born June 16, 1923 to her...

  • Betty Jo “BJ” Naranjo-Smith

    May 30, 2016 • ObituariesComments (0)

    Betty Jo “BJ” Naranjo-Smith, a vivacious light, dies at 76. BJ was born Betty Jo Rice on July 26, 1939 in Aley, Texas, the third child of Lawrence and Mary “Gussie” Rice. At an early age the family moved to Pottsville, Texas. When BJ was four, the...

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    Mayor: City budget funds city necessities

    May 29, 2016 • Local NewsComments (0)

    Kintigh says demolition of Cahoon Park Pool is inevitable Mayor Dennis Kintigh gave his thoughts on the lack of funding for Reischman Park in the preliminary budget, “There was a lot of money spent on that park. I’m not truthfully completely comfortable...

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    Candidates address LULAC convention

    May 29, 2016 • Local NewsComments (0)

    Michael Vigil, chief justice of the New Mexico Court of Appeals and a Democratic candidate for the New Mexico Supreme Court, and Julie Vargas, an Albuquerque lawyer and a Democrat seeking a seat on the New Mexico Court of Appeals, were two of the public...