Author archives: - RDR

  • Living a shortened life because of a dream

    January 14, 2017 • EditorialComments (0)

    He was a man who made a difference, who brought about change. He is one of my heroes. He modeled his life for us to follow. Today’s column is about a man who sacrificed his life for a cause. He lived a life filled with death threats against him, against his...

  • Chile UFO and the implications for Roswell

    January 14, 2017 • EditorialComments (0)

    In the past few days, a story about a UFO sighting from Chile has been featured in media articles and TV news reports all around the world. Several things make this affair particularly interesting, and it’s a story that has implications for the city of...

  • ZooUpdate

    School board approves increased share of construction; Most problems at zoo already fixed

    January 13, 2017 • Local NewsComments (0)

    Roswell Independent School District Superintendent Tom Burris says that Del Norte Elementary, built in 1958, ranks as the K-12 public school in New Mexico most in need of reconstruction. (Bethany Freudenthal Photo) The Roswell Independent School District...

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    UFO McDonald’s showcases art

    January 13, 2017 • Local NewsComments (0)

    Above: Claudia Bitran, second from left, is now the artist-in-residence at the UFO McDonald’s on North Main Street. Last summer, Bitran entered a contest for art that combined an alien theme with the McDonald’s. She won $2,500 and will have her...

  • Generic---Law

    Woman arrested for alleged assault involving family

    January 13, 2017 • Local NewsComments (0)

    Leyba A woman staying in Roswell has been arraigned on three criminal charges, including aggravated assault and child abuse, following an Oct. 4 incident involving one of her twin sons. According to court records, Sylvia Leyba, 37, of the 200 block of South...

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    Local Briefs

    January 13, 2017 • Local NewsComments (0)

    Forum planned for District 1 candidates A candidate forum will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Berrendo Elementary School gym for the three candidates running for the District I school board seat. All three candidates have indicated they will attend. A few...

  • Shooting of man determined accidental

    January 13, 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...

  • Gina Renee Gonzales

    January 13, 2017 • ObituariesComments (0)

    Gina Renee Gonzales, 46, surrounded by her loved ones, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, January 8, 2017, in Lubbock, TX. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, January 14, 2017, at LaGrone Funeral Chapel. She was born to Arthur Gonzales, Sr....

  • Betty Jane Ramirez

    January 13, 2017 • ObituariesComments (0)

    Betty Jane Ramirez, 55, of Ruidoso, NM was welcomed into The Gates of Heaven on December 14, 2016. She was born on February 16, 1961 to Robert Ramirez and Gertrude Ramirez Galindo in Roswell, NM. She enjoyed having picnics, she loved being with her family....

  • Catherine Gay Graves

    January 13, 2017 • ObituariesComments (0)

    Services are pending for Catherine Gay Graves, age 82, of Roswell, who passed away Friday, January 13, 2017. A further announcement will be made once arrangements have been finalized. Arrangements are under the personal care of LaGrone Funeral Chapel. Online...