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...


Autopsy confirms drug suspect was shot repeatedly

August 22, 2016 • Local NewsComments (0)

A surveillance video taken July 31, 2015, at Roswell’s north side Taco Bell shows Francisco Fernando Aguilar-Larios driving an SUV by a group of children and adults prior to an alleged drug transaction. Shortly after, a shootout took place with police...


Senior Forum: Medicare costs are going up; People urged to plan coverage carefully during upcoming open enrollment period

August 22, 2016 • Local NewsComments (0)

Priscilla Lujan talks about dementia care and support for caregivers during the 19th annual Senior Forum Monday night. Also pictured, from left are Tom Dunlap and Charles Shannon. (Lisa Dunlap Photo) People about to turn 65 and become eligible for Medicare...


Reflecting on the weather

August 22, 2016 • Local NewsComments (0)

Isaac Heath, 3, explores his reflection in a water puddle in front of Mountain View Baptist Church after showers soaked south Roswell Sunday. Locally heavy afternoon and evening thunderstorms are predicted through Friday with scattered showers forecasted...


Dr. Gutierrez hearings to be held this week

August 22, 2016 • Local NewsComments (0)

Gutierrez The much-anticipated disciplinary hearing for a Roswell veterinarian that managed the Roswell animal shelter for a decade is set to begin Wednesday at the Chaves County Courthouse. The New Mexico Board of Veterinary Medicine is scheduled to hold the...


Future Olympians ‘blast’ off to the finish line

August 22, 2016 • Local NewsComments (0)

Runners take off at the start of the fifth annual Pecos Valley Cross Country Meet on Saturday at Gateway Christian School. Called the “2K Blast,” the race is for all students in grades 3-8 and is free of charge. The race is organized each year by...