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  • Vickie R. Sanchez

    July 12, 2016 • ObituariesComments (0)

    A rosary is scheduled for 11 a.m., Friday, July 15, 2016 at Ballard Funeral Home Chapel with funeral services to follow at 11:30 a.m. for Vickie R. Sanchez, 88, who passed away on Sunday, July 10, 2016 in Roswell, NM. Burial will follow at South Park...

  • Delfina G. Chairez

    July 12, 2016 • ObituariesComments (0)

    Beloved mother, sister, aunt, cousin, and granddaughter, Delfina G. Chairez was sent to be with the angels in heaven on Saturday, June 9, 2016 at the young age of 44. She was born on February 29, 1972 in Roswell, New Mexico to Pedro and Patsy Gutierrez...

  • Quintis Lee Hinkley

    July 12, 2016 • ObituariesComments (0)

    It is with deep and heavy sadness that we announce the death of Quintis Lee Hinkley, 94, of Roswell, NM, who passed away peacefully in his home on July 8, 2016. Quintis was born on August 31, 1921, to Corwin and May Eva Hinkley, in Savonburg, Kansas. Quintis...

  • Veterans’ Fair July 23; VA commission report dubious

    July 12, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

    Correction to last week’s headline — the Veterans Benefits and Resources Fair will be on July 23 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at New Mexico Military Institute. Now for the “goodies.” During a congressional visit to Roswell in 2010, two high-ranking...

  • Community provides many free services

    July 12, 2016 • Dear EditorComments (0)

    Roswell is a great city to live and work in. Recently, Roswell had the UFO celebration and it was a great success. And next week, Roswell will host the Senior Olympics, and with two great art museums and the International UFO Museum and Research Center and...

  • Please donate for Special Olympics

    July 12, 2016 • Dear EditorComments (0)

    I am writing to you on behalf of the Special Olympics, a nonprofit organization, which strives to provide children and adults with intellectual disabilities hope for a healthier, longer, and more fulfilling life, through sports training and competition that...

  • Killings by cops not exclusive to the big cities

    July 12, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

    Think all the killings by cops making news these days are exclusive to urban areas? Think again. Here in New Mexico, we’ve had at least five so far this year, and unless I’m missing something, not one in Albuquerque this year. For context, let’s look at...

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    Franco begins prison sentence on tax fraud charges

    July 12, 2016 • Local NewsComments (0)

    Crying and apparently unaware that she likely would be taken into custody, former local tax preparer Sylvia Franco received her sentence Monday of 18 months in prison followed by five years of supervised probation for charges filed in March 2015. She also was...

  • Workshop 1

    Fun summer workshops inspire creativity

    July 12, 2016 • Local NewsComments (0)

    Above: Some of the sneakers designed and painted by the students. Below: An assistant apprentice shows the art of throwing pots on the wheel during one of the Roswell Museum and Art Center’s workshops on Monday (Ed Cook Photos)...

  • Street Closings

    For fourth straight year, Roswell to host state’s Senior Olympics

    July 12, 2016 • Local NewsComments (0)

    During the New Mexico Senior Olympics in Roswell, Main Street between 6th and 3rd will be closed, with a detour leading around. Public parking is available at the Roswell Convention Center, as well as East of Virginia Ave. Between 4th and 5th (Steve Stone...