Author archives: Rseyler


    City, former RPD officer haggle over equipment

    October 4, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off

    Mayor Dennis Kintigh speaks briefly with former Roswell Police Officer Brandon Beverly on Friday. Kintigh was attempting to retrieve some of the city’s equipment from Beverly, but Beverly closed the door and refused to communicate with the mayor or return...

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    Ministry to give away electric wheelchairs

    October 3, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off

    Johnny Gonzales, seated at right, is joined by his family at his Prison Door Ministry office on Wednesday. Gonzales is collecting medical supplies, especially wheelchairs, canes, crutches, and adult diapers for distribution to needy residents. Seated next to...


    ‘Healthy Kids’ prepare for Mayor’s Challenge

    October 2, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off

    Paula Camp, at right, coordinator for Healthy Kids of Chaves County, discusses the various programs the health initiative sponsors in local schools, including this month’s 5-2-1-O Mayor’s Challenge, which challenges third-graders to 21 days of healthier...

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    Planning Commission changes meeting time; Commissioners approve zoning, permit requests

    October 2, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off

    The Planning & Zoning commissioners voted to move their meeting time ahead by one hour, from 7 p.m. to 6 p.m. “I’m always here at 6:30 waiting on you all anyway,” Commissioner Toby Gross said, jokingly. The commission’s time change mirrors the...

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    Former Roswell Police officer claims harassment

    October 1, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off

    A former Roswell police officer has filed a complaint stating he was harassed at work and faced racial discrimination and a hostile work place. Brandon Beverly, 24, was a police officer with the Roswell department for 10 months, and according to his...

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    Parks department to purchase software; Program will allow online recreation registration

    October 1, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off

    The Parks & Recreation Commission discusses purchasing a new software program that will allow residents to reserve facilities and sign up for sports activities online during Monday’s meeting. (Randal Seyler Photo)   Signing up kids for soccer or...

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    Blessing of the Animals Sunday

    October 1, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off

    Rev. Dale Plummer of St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church holds Onyx, left, and Binks, two six-week-old puppies from the Roswell Humane Society shelter, on Tuesday. Plummer will officiate at the annual Blessing of the Animals and Memorial Service at 2 p.m. Sunday...

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    Longtime community advocate Jane Batson dies

    September 30, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off

    Batson   Jane Batson, longtime community volunteer and advocate, died Saturday morning. “It is a great loss for our community, she worked tirelessly in many areas to make our community better,” said Paula Camp, coordinator of Healthy Kids of Chaves...

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    University offers Crossfit to students

    September 30, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off

    Tabitha Denny is now offering her CrossFit class to ENMU-R students at her gym in Roswell. (Randal Seyler Photo)   Students at Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell now have an extra fitness option — CrossFit. The university began offering CrossFit...

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    RHS Class of ’74 welcomed back

    September 27, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off

    Above: The Roswell High School mascots share “high fives” with members of the Class of ’74 during the Homecoming Assembly in the RHS gymnasium on Friday.  Below: Roswell High Homecoming Queen Georgia Eldridge, left, is crowned and congratulated by Pat...