Path to road renaming mapped out

October 8, 2015 • Local NewsComments (0)

Elizabeth Stark-Rankins of Roswell’s Planning and Zoning Department presents a proposal to name streets in honor of civil rights icons Martin Luther King Jr. and Cesar Chavez at Thursday night’s city council meeting. The proposition was referred to two city council committees for consideration. (Jeff Tucker Photo) Reopening an issue city...

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Views at the fair

October 8, 2015 • Local NewsComments (0)

Above: Like his namesake Billy the Kid, this goat seems to be plotting his escape as he chews the rope holding his gate shut at the Eastern New Mexico State Fair Thursday afternoon. Below: A young boy makes his way back down after successfully reaching the...


Bravo still seeking post-sentence reduction

October 8, 2015 • Local NewsComments (0)

Bravo A convicted murderer could receive concurrent probation and parole terms upon release under a tentative agreement reached Thursday in a Roswell courtroom. An attorney representing Ramon Bravo asked Judge James M. Hudson of the Ninth Judicial District to...


Xcel OK’d for solar purchase

October 8, 2015 • Local NewsComments (0)

Xcel Energy is adding to its growing renewable portfolio with Wednesday’s approval by the New Mexico Public Regulation Commission for the company’s purchase of 140 megawatts of photovoltaic solar-produced electric power from two planned developments near...


DWI arrest in Chaves County

October 8, 2015 • Local NewsComments (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...

Studies say 1/3 of young men in China to die from smoking

October 8, 2015 • World NewsComments (0)

In this Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015 photo, a man uses his smartphone as sits in front of racks of cigarettes while waiting for customers in his convenience store in Beijing, Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015. Research published in the medical journal The Lancet says one in...

Australia in talks to send refugees to the Philippines

October 8, 2015 • World NewsComments (0)

In this May 12, 2013 file photo, Iranian asylum seekers who were caught in Indonesian waters while sailing to Australia, sit on a boat, at Benoa port in Bali, Indonesia. Australia is in talks to send refugees who try to reach its shores illegally to the...

UN announces Libya unity government; 2 sides must OK names

October 8, 2015 • World NewsComments (0)

United Nations envoy for Libya Bernardino Leon, left, and Mohammed Chouaib, head of delegation from the U.N.-recognized government in the eastern city of Tobruk, Libya, chat in Skhirat, Morocco, Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015. The U.N. envoy for Libya has proposed a...

Groups urge feds to release more Mexican wolves

October 8, 2015 • State NewsComments (0)

New Mexico Game and Fish Director Alexa Sandoval addresses the crowd during a Game Commission meeting in Albuquerque, N.M., on Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2015. The commission upheld a previous decision by Sandoval to deny the federal government a permit to release...

Deputy arrests armed ex-student at a New Mexico high school

October 8, 2015 • State NewsComments (0)

ESPANOLA, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say a former Espanola Valley High School student is in custody after showing up on campus with a loaded handgun and a knife. School officials say it’s still unclear what the 18-year-old man planned to do Thursday. His...