Author archives: - RDR

  • Snippets: Afterthoughts on the passing scene

    January 27, 2017 • EditorialComments (0)

    Big shoes to fill indeed Welcome, attorney Robert McCrea, to a seat on the city’s Commission on Aging. At a meeting earlier this week, he was selected to replace Tom Dunlap as the commission’s vice president. Dunlap, who died Dec. 26 at his Roswell home,...

  • Remembering the beginnings in college

    January 27, 2017 • EditorialComments (0)

    New beginnings. As an English teacher I know that is an incomplete sentence that lacks a subject and a verb. We can see the intent, but who is it really that is doing the action? As I began to write this column, I thought of the new semester that students...

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    Economic development agency receives $40,000 grant

    January 26, 2017 • Local NewsComments (0)

    Many people commemorated the $40,000 grant recently given to the Southeast New Mexico Economic Development District / Council of Governments by Emera Inc., which purchased New Mexico Gas Co. in summer 2016. The funds will support local governmental entities...

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    Jewish Federation of New Mexico Helps Jews, Non-Jews of Sephardic descent seek Spanish citizenship

    January 26, 2017 • Local News, State NewsComments (0)

    The Jewish Federation of New Mexico, a non-profit organization that serves the needs of New Mexico’s Jewish community through leadership, philanthropy, education and social action, is assisting Sephardic Jews and their non-Jewish descendants around the...

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    State police to conduct checkpoints in February

    January 26, 2017 • Local NewsComments (0)

    New Mexico State Police announced Thursday that they will be conducting sobriety checkpoints, saturation patrols and registration, insurance and drivers’ license checkpoints in all New Mexico counties during the month of February. “We are bringing...

  • Man wanted in Arizona is found, arrested in Roswell

    January 26, 2017 • 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...

  • Phyllis Joan Grassie

    January 26, 2017 • ObituariesComments (0)

    Phyllis Joan Grassie was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She passed away peacefully Friday, January 20, 2017, in Albuquerque, New Mexico, at the Kaseman Presbyterian Hospital. She was 87 years old. Joan was born in Roswell, New Mexico,...

  • Luther Kenneth Shahan

    January 26, 2017 • ObituariesComments (0)

    Luther Kenneth Shahan, 88, passed away on January 22, 2017 in Alamogordo, New Mexico. He was born on February 19, 1928 in Eastland County, Texas. Survivors include his wife, Nadine Shahan, his son, Kerry Shahan and wife Kathy Shahan, daughter Dana Briggs and...

  • Jonathan Anthony Lopez

    January 26, 2017 • ObituariesComments (0)

    A rosary is scheduled at 1:30 p.m. Friday, January 27, at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church for Jonathan Anthony Lopez of Artesia, New Mexico. Mass will follow at 2 p.m. Jonathan, 22, died on Friday, January 20, 2017 in Artesia. Fr. Martin Cornejo will...

  • Campus-life activities help freshmen fit in

    January 26, 2017 • EditorialComments (0)

    The first semester of college is seen by most students as the most stressful semester they have ever had. With the added work and stress load, the transition to college can be hard for some students, which is why retention rates are so low. Students tend to...