State budget woes are challenging ENMU-R; Enrollment increase expected, but college might have fewer funds

August 24, 2016 • Local NewsComments (0)

Dr. John Madden, shown at right, president of Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell, tells board members Tuesday about the “conundrum” facing the community college this year, probable budget cuts but increasing numbers of students to serve. Also shown are, from left: Mireya Trujillo and Chad Hamill. (Lisa Dunlap Photo) Eastern New Mexico...

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Arrival of retiring jets puts RIAC in the spotlight

August 24, 2016 • Local NewsComments (0)

American Airlines MD-80s land as others taxi along the tarmac in Roswell on Tuesday. Retiring planes were arriving as close as five minutes apart during what was American Airline’s largest number of retirements in one day. (Lisa Dunlap Photo) The...


Roswell racetrack gets zoning green flag

August 24, 2016 • Local NewsComments (0)

A Roswell zoning board approved a permit request Tuesday night allowing the operation of a dirt track for motorsports events, with several stipulations to mitigate noise, dust and other concerns raised by neighbors in the east-central area of the city. The...


RISD meets vacant seat applicants for

August 24, 2016 • Local NewsComments (0)

Through a sudden torrential downpour Tuesday evening, the remaining members of the Roswell Independent School District’s board of education met during a special session in the Administrative Educational Service Center’s library to interview...


Recent DWI arrests in Chaves County

August 23, 2016 • 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...

Police: 3 children, man die in Chicago apartment fire

August 23, 2016 • National NewsComments (0)

Chicago firefighters battle an apartment fire in the 8100 block of South Essex Avenue in the South Chicago neighborhood early on Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2016. The fire at a Chicago apartment building that appears to have been deliberately set killed multiple people...

Prosecutor: Boiled water attack on gay men was premeditated

August 23, 2016 • National NewsComments (0)

Martin Blackwell looks on during his trial in Atlanta, Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2016. Blackwell is accused of pouring boiling water on his girlfriend’s gay son and his friend as they slept. (AP Photo/John Bazemore) ATLANTA (AP) — In a vicious, premeditated...

Posting could elevate severity of man’s charges in killing

August 23, 2016 • National NewsComments (0)

PHOENIX (AP) — A Twitter posting by an Arizona man who was arrested on suspicion of killing his roommate during a struggle could elevate the severity of charges he could face. Two days before the fatal shooting, 21-year-old Zachary Dale Penton posted a...

Budget crunch being felt by New Mexico jurors

August 23, 2016 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico jurors and court interpreters are the latest group to feel the pinch of a budget crunch that has all of state government tightening its belt. A fund that pays jurors and interpreters has been struggling for several years...

Officials: Mine spill didn’t affect NM county drinking water

August 23, 2016 • State NewsComments (0)

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico officials say the massive mine waste spill in southwestern Colorado last year did not impact the quality of drinking water for most residents in San Juan County, New Mexico. The Farmington Daily Times reports...