Roswell High teacher injured by hit-and-run driver; Peek recovering at hospital in Lubbock

December 18, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off

Above: Submitted Photo Roswell High School teacher David Peek, left, was injured Friday when he was struck by a hit-and-run driver in front of his home in Roswell. Below: Police have arrested Isai Isidro Castrejon, 28, of Moreno Valley, Calif., and he has been charged with leaving the scene of an accident involving death or great [&hellip...

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Bikes for tykes

December 18, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off

Headstart students at two locations in Roswell got their first set of wheels Wednesday from Desert Sun Motors. Last year, the dealership gave a $10 toy to each Headstart student, but decided to go all out this year with free bicycles. “You could say bikes...


Judge Riggs shares philosophies on life

December 18, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off

Fifth Judicial District Judge Kea Riggs speaks at Wednesday’s Christmas Luncheon of the Chaves County Republican Women at the Elks Lodge. (Jeff Tucker Photo)   Chaves County’s first female district court judge said the woman who would become the...


Elementary students collect diapers for CASA

December 18, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off

The East Grand Plains Elementary School Student Council held a diaper and baby supplies drive this week. Student Council President Kayla Theimer, left, and Vice President Sara Royo, right, presented Carrie-Leigh Cloutier of Chaves County CASA, center, with...


Roswell’s very own angels

December 18, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off

The Roswell High School Charlie’s Angels Dance Team donated holiday gifts to CASA of Chaves County on Wednesday. The program supports neglected and abused children by providing volunteer court advocates. With the help of Charlie’s Angels, CASA is able to...


Here come the judges

December 18, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off

Participants in Leadership Roswell heard firsthand about what it’s like to be a judge Friday during a judicial panel led by Bobby R. Baldock, center, U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th District, and K.C. Rogers, right, District 1 magistrate judge in Chaves...


Roswell’s Most Wanted: Stephanie Hope Ross

December 18, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off

Stephanie Hope Ross, also known as Stephanie Hope Chadwick, 22, is wanted for battery against a household member, according to police. An argument on Nov. 10 between Ross and her ex-boyfriend escalated to the point where Ross allegedly punched the man several...

Santa Fe paving company convicted of corruption

December 18, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The owner of a paving company accused of embezzling $1 million from Santa Fe County has been found guilty of multiple corruption charges. The Santa Fe New Mexican reports ( that jurors convicted Joe Anthony...

Driver shot during Bernalillo County traffic stop

December 18, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Bernalillo County Sheriff’s officials say a deputy fatally shot a motorist during a struggle after a traffic stop. Officials on Tuesday identified the man as 34-year-old Adam Padilla. They say Padilla had a gun that was...

New Mexico immigrant license repeal effort begins

December 18, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Two New Mexico lawmakers have launched a new effort to repeal a state law that allows immigrants suspected of being in the country illegally to obtain driver’s licenses. Rep. Paul Pacheco, R-Albuquerque, and Rep.-elect Andy...