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Literacy council helps adults improve their job skills

October 25, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

While studies show higher literacy levels are significantly linked to increased incomes, the Roswell Literacy Council provides trained tutors for Chaves County adults who need help with any learning need, especially related to seeking work or job improvement. “Adjunct to learning for work, we tutor adults who need help with increasing their educational...

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Library Board hears report on overcrowding

October 25, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

It’s a problem that is good to have — the city library is overflowing with children during the summer reading program. However, a problem is a problem, and the Roswell Public Library Board of Trustees is looking for a solution. The board heard a committee...

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Honoring the badge

October 25, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Several first responders from law enforcement, fire and EMS were recognized Wednesday at the “Character Counts! Honoring the Badge, Upholding the Public Trust” event held at the Chaves County Administration Building. The award winners were all nominated...

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Elks plan haunted house toy drive for Halloween

October 25, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

The Roswell Elks are transforming their Grand Ballroom into a scary haunted house this Halloween. The event is scheduled from 5–10 p.m. on Oct. 31. Admission to the haunted house will be one new unwrapped toy per family. All toys collected will go to Marine...

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Keep Roswell Beautiful looking to regroup, kickstart new events

October 25, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Keep Roswell Beautiful is making a comeback with a new president, new secretary, new website and new events planned for the spring. “We’re working on getting reorganized again,” said Monica Garcia, city finance director. “We’ve got one major project...

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US State Department confirms ILEA West Africa cancellations

October 24, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich speaks to delegates from Bulgaria, Kosovo and Macedonia, July 18, at the International Law Enforcement Academy in Roswell. In the background, in the enclosed room, are translators for the delegates. (Jeff Tucker Photo)   A...

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Businesses turn out to tailgate

October 24, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Above: The Roswell Chamber of Commerce held its annual Tailgate Party on Thursday in the parking lot of the Chamber office, and numerous businesses turned out to compete for “best recipe” awards. The volunteers with “Paint the Town Pink,” the effort...

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Zombies to provide thrills, chills Saturday

October 24, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Roswell’s undead will turn out Saturday for the “Thrill the World Roswell” zombie dance, which is a fundraiser for the Chaves County Cancer Fund. The walking dead fun begins at 2 p.m. at Pioneer Plaza. (Juliana Halvorson Photo)   It’s not the...

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Stewart Industries president responds to claims by RIAC

October 24, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

The president and founder of Stewart Industries International responded on Thursday to the city’s claim that the company owes the city nearly a quarter of a million dollars. Company President Tom Stewart says the rent payments on all buildings at the...

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NM delegation requests relief for September floods

October 24, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sens. Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich and U.S. Reps. Steve Pearce, Ben Ray Luján and Michelle Lujan Grisham sent a letter to President Obama Thursday, requesting prompt action on the state of New Mexico’s recent request for a major...