Author archives: Rseyler

  • Man killed in oil field accident

    August 1, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off

    Staff Report A 21-year-old Hobbs man died in an oil field accident Wednesday morning, according to the Eddy County Sheriff’s Office. Fabian Martinez, 21, of Hobbs died following an explosion at 730 W. Kincaid Ranch Road, which is south of Artesia. Martinez...


    Nature’s Dairy makes last shipment of milk

    August 1, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off

    Zoey Sota, an employee of Nature’s Dairy, said working for the Roswell milk processing facility was a great experience. “I’m young, and I can always find another job, but where will I find another place like this to work? We’re more like a big family,...

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    Local producers, legislators support changes to Dairy Rule

    July 31, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off

    Jeff Kendall, general counsel for the New Mexico Environment Department, explains the purpose of Tuesday’s meeting at the Roswell Museum and Art Center. Dairy producers, legislators, and state officials met to discuss the state’s dairy discharge...

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    Riggs only applicant for 5th Judicial spot

    July 31, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off

    Riggs   The only applicant for an opening on the 5th Judicial District Court is Kea W. Riggs, according to a news release from the nominating commission. According to the website, Judgepedia, Riggs was a part-time federal magistrate judge for the United...

  • DROPOUTS-7-30

    Lujan: High school dropouts challenge district, community

    July 30, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off

    Pat Lujan, director of instruction for the Roswell Independent School District, discusses graduation rates on Tuesday during the Roswell Kiwanis Club meeting. (Randal Seyler Photo)   High school graduation rates in New Mexico are low, and improving the...

  • FIREFIGHTERS-02-7-27

    Fire Department seeks recruits for next academy

    July 27, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off

    Firefighter recruits practice skills during a recent training session. (Submitted Photo)   The Roswell Fire Department is looking for recruits — and having trouble finding suitable applicants. “This is the best job in the world; it is awesome,”...

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    Vacation Bible School concludes with fair

    July 27, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off

    Tabernacle Baptist Church held its annual Vacation Bible School last week and finished on Friday with a street fair, featuring games, food and music. About 650 people were in attendance at the free event. (Randal Seyler Photos)   The Red Neck Dunking...

  • HEALTHY-01-7-26

    Healthy kids get bikes

    July 26, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off

    Paula Camp, left, of Healthy Kids of Chaves County, and Shellea Owens of the New Mexico Department of Health, right, award a bicycle to Jazmen Lucero on Friday at the Roswell Boys & Girls Club. There were 35 kids participating in the Healthy Kids...

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    Roswell schools receive mixed Overall Grades

    July 26, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off

    The grades are in — and for Roswell Independent School District, the grades are a mixed bag. The New Mexico Public Education Department released the 2013-14 grades on Thursday, and the Roswell district netted three Overall Grades of “A,” and six Overall...

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    Authorities seek witnesses in car fires

    July 24, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off

    This arson at 1618 S. Stanton St. on July 9 caught two homes on fire, endangering the families who lived within them. The Roswell Fire Department is seeking the public’s help in catching the person or persons responsible for the recent string of vehicle...