Author archives: - RDR

  • City officials should address pool issues

    June 25, 2016 • Dear EditorComments (0)

    I have some questions about closing the pool that I think the city officials should answer. 1. What are the new safety issues that have not been there for the last 20 years? 2. In the FY 2013/2014 the city spent $316,485 for improvements at the pool, not...

  • Seats at the table of independence

    June 25, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

    The biggest patriotic celebration of the year is rapidly approaching, and it’s overdue. With all the political hostility and mass shootings being thrust upon the U.S. citizenry, it seems the country is falling into serious disrepair, thanks to enemies both...

  • Mourning the tragic losses of family

    June 25, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

    Roswell and America are mourning the loss of its citizens after a bloody weekend of violence and I believe the time has come to reflect on the critical issues facing us as we attempt to move forward, despite the grief we all may be feeling. For some of us,...

  • shoe drive

    Shoe drive to help school, those in need

    June 25, 2016 • Local NewsComments (0)

    Emma, Ariana, Jesus and Mateo, first-graders at Pecos Elementary School, show off some of the generously donated shoes given to the school Thursday for the shoe drive. The fundraiser will continue to the end of the month and resume in July (Briana Hodge...

  • Library Director

    Library director to close a chapter in her career

    June 25, 2016 • Local NewsComments (0)

    Library Director Betty Long will retire Aug. 31 after more than 30 years in the position (Lisa Dunlap Photo). Longtime Roswell Public Library Director Betty Long has announced that she will retire at the end of August following more than three decades at the...

  • Generic---Law

    Man allegedly tries to enter another’s home

    June 25, 2016 • 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...

  • Generic---Crime

    RPD, Sheriff’s Office make recent DWI arrests

    June 25, 2016 • Police BlotterComments (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...

  • Goddard leadership

    Young local learns leadership

    June 25, 2016 • Local NewsComments (0)

    Goddard High School senior Abbi Roe attended the 2016 American Legion Auxiliary New Mexico Girls State the week of June 5-10 on the campus of Eastern New Mexico University in Portales. Each summer, approximately 20,000 young women participate in ALA Girls...

  • 7oth anniv

    Couple celebrates 70 years together

    June 24, 2016 • Local NewsComments (0)

    Ruth and Ken Lewis celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary at Peachtree Village Retirement Community (Briana Hodge Photo). One night in the summer of 1946, a newly discharged Army veteran named Ken Lewis stepped off a bus in Roswell to meet his sister and...

  • Pecos Icecream

    ‘Really cool’ lesson is served

    June 24, 2016 • Local NewsComments (0)

    Veronica Lara, center, helps dip up a scoop of homemade ice cream for Nicte Portillo at Pecos Elementary School on Thursday. First grade students and their teachers learned how to make their own ice cream by mixing the ingredients in a bag of ice and shaking...