Author archives: Rseyler

  • JUDGE-Kirksey-9-11

    Kirksey sole applicant for new judgeship; Judicial nominating commission meets today in Lovington

    September 11, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off

    Kirksey   Hobbs attorney Lee Kirksey is the only applicant who has applied for the judicial vacancy on the 5th Judicial District Court, according to a news release issued by the court on Monday. The vacancy is due to the creation of a new judgeship by...

  • YUCCA-9-10

    Parks director: Public opinion split on fate of Yucca Center

    September 10, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off

    Tim Williams, left, Roswell’s director of parks and recreation, discusses the Yucca Recreation Center with the Roswell Kiwanis Club on Tuesday, while Kiwanian Abel Esquibel, at right, listens. (Randal Seyler Photo)   Residents attending the recent...

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    City Council approves Polasek as new city manager

    September 10, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off

    The City Council approved hiring Steven Polasek, the city manager of Keller, Texas, to be the next Roswell city manager. “I am very humbled and honored to be selected to be the next city manager for the city of Roswell,” Polasek said Tuesday night...

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    Mold remediation underway at fire station after weekend away

    September 10, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off

    Firefighters moved back into Fire Station One on Monday after mold experts had a chance to examine the building, Deputy Fire Chief Devin Graham said on Monday. Officials discovered mold growing in the fire station, which is located downtown on South...

  • ANIMALS-9-9

    Ready to ride

    September 9, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off

    The carousel at the Spring River Park and Zoo stands ready for riders on Sunday in Roswell. Spring River Park and Zoo is the only free zoo in New Mexico, and the historic wooden carousel was donated to the city in the 1970s. The rare carousel is one of about...

  • TOURISM-01-9-9

    Planetarium to host open house Thursday evening

    September 9, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off

    School board member and former Goddard Planetarium director James Waldrup, left, visits with Kaarina Jager following Monday’s Chaves County Tourism Council meeting in Roswell. (Randal Seyler Photo)   The Roswell Museum and Art Center will host an open...


    Walkers weather wet weather

    September 7, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off

    Hundreds of people braved wet and chilly weather Saturday morning to take part in the Walk to End Alzheimer’s, which began at the Chaves County Courthouse. The Walk to End Alzheimer’s is the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for...


    Blodgett continues serving, volunteering in community

    September 7, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off

    Blodgett   Joan Blodgett is like the Energizer Bunny — not only does she keep on going, today she’s wearing all pink, including a T-shirt she picked up during a trip to Paris, France. “My daughter Dina took me to the United Kingdom, England, and...

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    Firefighters fill sandbags, prepare for rainy weekend; Fire Station evacuated after mold found

    September 6, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off

    The National Weather Service in Albuquerque is forecasting a two-day rainfall total of two to five inches for southeast New Mexico, and the Roswell Fire Department has been preparing for the weekend by filling sandbags. “We’re preparing for the rain, we...


    Nature’s Dairy had tradition of excellence

    September 6, 2014 • Local NewsComments (2)

    Nature’s Dairy in Roswell produced fresh milk for stores and school districts throughout southeast New Mexico for more than 35 years. (Randal Seyler Photo)   A Roswell tradition of excellence ended on July 31 when Nature’s Dairy delivered the last of...