Trial for man accused of causing fatal crash rescheduled for Aug. 23

July 30, 2016 • Local NewsComments (0)

Roswell Daily Record The jury trial for the man police say is responsible for the violent vehicle crash that killed Roswell teacher Lori Johnson in April 2015 has been rescheduled to Aug. 23 at 9 a.m. Victor M. Torres, 35, is charged with one count of homicide by vehicle, a Class 3 felony, according to [&hellip...

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Judge sets deadline for cemetery takeover; Romero expresses desire to prudently end 7-year-old graveyard case

July 29, 2016 • Local NewsComments (0)

Memory Lawn Cemetery on East 19th Street sits without regular maintenance awaiting a new owner. A district judge on Friday approved a plan allowing the leasing of some of the cemetery’s water rights to fund its maintenance. (Curtis Michaels Photo) A Chaves...


4-H & FFA Fair comes to an end

July 29, 2016 • Local NewsComments (0)

Above: Cael Alderete, 15, shows his market swine on Tuesday at the Chaves County 4-H & FFA Fair. Alderete belongs to Barn Buddies 4-H and Goddard FFA. The fair concluded Friday with the junior livestock sale. More photos from the fair will be published...


Artesia man who caused 2015 crash in Roswell found incompetent for trial

July 29, 2016 • Local NewsComments (0)

Caraveo The case against an Artesia man charged with three counts of causing bodily harm after a high-speed chase that led to a three-vehicle crash at North Main Street and Berrendo Road in January 2015 has been dropped by the prosecution in the Fifth...


Possible lawsuit against BLM approved by Chaves County

July 29, 2016 • Local NewsComments (0)

The Washington, D.C.,-led effort of the Bureau of Land Management to change land planning procedures is opposed by Chaves County officials, who say the changes will marginalize the authority federal law intended for local governmental entities to have....


Pair indicted on theft charges

July 29, 2016 • Local NewsComments (0)

Rosella Anne Avila, 41, of the 1600 block of West Hendricks Street, was indicted July 21 on charges of possession of a controlled substance, a fourth-degree felony, and possession of drug paraphernalia, a misdemeanor. The July 21 indictment states that on or...


New chamber officials

July 29, 2016 • Local NewsComments (0)

The Roswell Chamber of Commerce has announced that Shane Hall, pictured above, of First American Bank, is the chamber’s Board of Directors president for the year 2016-17. Rhonda Johnson, pictured below, of WESST, is the Chamber Redcoat president for...


Annual dinner for Cowboy Bell Scholarship scheduled for Sunday

July 29, 2016 • Local NewsComments (0)

For 39 years, the Cowboy Bell Scholarship, funded by First United Methodist Church, has been supporting local high school graduates as they pursue their college careers by awarding more than 6,500 scholarships since its inception in 1977. The Cowboy Bell...


Construction to begin on museum bridge

July 29, 2016 • Local NewsComments (2)

The 18-year-old pedestrian bridge in front of the main doors to the Roswell Museum and Art Center will be closed starting Wednesday for a two-month project that will result in the old bridge’s demolition and construction of a new bridge that’s...


Police: Accident likely involved inattention

July 29, 2016 • Local NewsComments (0)

A fatal one-car accident was probably caused by the inattention of the driver, who died at the scene, according to an accident investigation by New Mexico State Police. On July 11, Romeo Ricardo King, 16, of Artesia, was driving his truck north on U.S. 285...