Club’s annual pancake breakfast is a success

July 23, 2016 • Local NewsComments (0)

The Sunrise Optimist Club of Roswell held its annual pancake breakfast July 16 at Bethel Baptist Church. The event was well attended and everyone seemed to enjoy the pancakes and all the trimmings. Along with all-you-could-eat pancakes, the club served sausage, juice, coffee, and milk. The Sunrise Optimist Club members not only cooked the...

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Leadership New Mexico announces upcoming year’s board of directors

July 23, 2016 • Local NewsComments (0)

Betty Read Young of Roswell, CEO with Read & Stevens, Inc., is returning to serve on the Leadership New Mexico 2016-17 Board of Directors. Established in 1995, Leadership New Mexico has identified and enhanced leadership throughout New Mexico over the...


Bead Society of NM pays Roswell a visit

July 23, 2016 • Local NewsComments (0)

Chuck Hostetler is looking at the peace pipe and pouch by Mike Stewart which is on display at the Tokay Beaded Art gallery. have all kinds of levels from beginners to artists Gallery owner Juanita Finger explains to him details about the art. Hostetler came...


Official: NM aims to find unregistered vets; Jack Fox says state is one of five to get a rural outreach program

July 23, 2016 • Local NewsComments (0)

Veterans and their family members mill about the VMV ballroom on NMMI campus Saturday, talking with various veterans service providers. New Mexico Department of Veterans Services Secretary Jack Fox was there with members of his staff to discuss everything...


Skeen remembered as versatile, supportive

July 23, 2016 • Local NewsComments (0)

Mary Helen Jones Skeen at the age of 82 when she won the New Mexico Wool Growers Sheepwoman of the Year award. (Submitted Photo)   You can’t talk about Mary Skeen without talking about family. She was a lady devoted. Born in Roswell in 1926,...


City council to dive into aquatic, rec center question; Several government meetings are slated for week ahead

July 23, 2016 • Local NewsComments (1)

The City Council is scheduled Monday to decide whether to proceed with a $16 million recreation and aquatic center, possibly to be funded by taxpayer-backed bonds. In one of many public government meetings occurring in the upcoming week, city councilors will...

Woman sentenced to 18 years in Albuquerque toddler’s death

July 23, 2016 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A woman has been sentenced to 18 years in the death of an Albuquerque toddler and will likely be deported after serving time. A judge issued the sentence Friday after Lizy Portillo pleaded no contest to child abuse resulting in...

Artesia reports triple-digit temps for 20 days straight

July 23, 2016 • State NewsComments (0)

ARTESIA, N.M. (AP) — In a record-shattering summer of heat for New Mexico, the city of Artesia has especially been enduring the heat. The Artesia Daily Press reports ( that the city has had an ongoing streak of 20 days of 100-plus...

Caregivers accused of scamming 95-year-old Santa Fe man

July 23, 2016 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A couple hired to be caregivers for a 95-year-old Santa Fe military veteran is accused of fleecing him out of hundreds of thousands of dollars. The Santa Fe New Mexican reports ( that arrest warrants were issued...

Cloudcroft homeowner shoots, kills bear attacking dogs

July 23, 2016 • State NewsComments (0)

CLOUDCROFT, N.M. (AP) — A rural homeowner in southern New Mexico shot and killed a mother bear after it attacked his two dogs. The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish says the incident happened Thursday in Cloudcroft and the bear’s two cubs are now...