Democrats hoping for big election night; Garcia, Gonzalez and Sides seeking to break up GOP rule

October 20, 2016 • Local NewsComments (0)

Richard J. Garcia, a candidate for the New Mexico House of Representatives, encourages local Democrats to engage voters at a meeting of the Democratic Party of Chaves County Thursday night. (Jeff Tucker Photo) Chaves County Commission candidate Sergio S. Gonzalez encourages local Democrats to pull together and dig down in the closing weeks of the general...

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Silver Taps event honors NMMI alumni

October 20, 2016 • Local NewsComments (0)

In a solemn ceremony Thursday night at the New Mexico Military Institute, Maj. Gen. Jerry Grizzle, the 19th president/superintendent of the Institution, salutes during Taps in honor of alumni who are no longer with us. High school senior Spencer Treat salutes...


Oil leases bring in the big bucks

October 20, 2016 • Local NewsComments (0)

The state land office saw its oil and gas lease sale set a new fifth place record this week and Lea County leases took the spotlight. It is a continuing indication that interest in the New Mexico portion of the Permian Basin remains strong. In August, the...


Get your hands on art; Chalk Art Festival kicks off Saturday

October 20, 2016 • Local NewsComments (0)

Children are having fun during last year’s Chalk Art event at the Roswell Museum and Art Center. (Christina Stock Photo) The Chalk Art Festival “Art Cosmos” and Art Block Party will take place Saturday on the south and north side of the Roswell Museum...


Jazz concert takes place in ‘pocket park’

October 20, 2016 • Local NewsComments (0)

About 30 people grooved to the cool sounds of The New Impressions Jazz Trio, led by drummer Ricky Malichi, on Thursday at Reischman Park. The “pocket park” in the 300 block of North Main Street is one of the new venues for the Roswell Jazz Festival, which...


Door decorating contest brings early frights

October 20, 2016 • Local NewsComments (0)

A witches’ lair of delights and scares await people who visit the Chaves County Administrative Center this Halloween season. The various departments housed in the county building held a door- and office-decorating contest, with first place going to an...


Residents: Be aware of theatrical gunshots

October 20, 2016 • Local NewsComments (0)

The Roswell Police Department wants to make citizens aware they may hear fake gunshots in the area near a church that is putting on a theatrical performance several days this month. The sounds will be heard in the area around Tabernacle Baptist Church at 115...


DWI arrests in Chaves County

October 20, 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...


County Commission vote helps some landowners move forward

October 20, 2016 • Local NewsComments (0)

A property owner’s “nightmare” was somewhat eased Thursday with approvals of her requests about a right of way and rezoning. Speaking at the Chaves County Board of Commissioners regular meeting, JoAnna Rodriguez indicated that she and her...


Openings for senior exercise classes available

October 20, 2016 • Local NewsComments (0)

SilverSneakers, an exercise class developed for seniors, has several openings for fall and winter classes. There are three sessions a week designed to strengthen muscles, improve balance, overall health and emotional well-being. The hour-long classes...