Hula-ing your cares away

November 25, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off

Sweet Leilanis members Emma Arzola, from left, Marla Higginbotham and Carol Oas perform a hula at the Kiwanis Club meeting on Tuesday in Roswell. The Sweet Leilanis are preparing for their ninth annual Polynesian evening, which will be held on April 25. The club celebrates and shares Hawaiian dance, music and culture. (Randal Seyler Photo) [&hellip...

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Fire Department Call Log, Nov. 24 – 25

November 25, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off

The Roswell Fire Department responded to these calls for the following dates:   Nov. 24 • At 7:33 a.m., to a medical call in the 3000 block of Belmont Drive. • At 8:41 a.m., to a medical call in the 3700 block of East Grand Plains Road. • At 9:19...


Parks committee looks at ‘loos’

November 25, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off

A Portland Loo is a kiosk restroom, and the Parks and Recreation Commission is looking at feasibility of bringing some of the kiosks to Roswell. (Submitted Photo)   The Parks and Recreation Commissioners discussed a public restroom alternative that is...


You can pack a lot of love in a shoebox

November 25, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off

Grace Community Church in Roswell is once again a collection center for Operation Christmas Child Shoebox gifts. Shoeboxes are filled with basic necessities like socks and toothbrushes and then shipped overseas to children facing poverty in war-town countries...

Justin Tyler Mendenhall, 27, is a person of interest in the death of Roswell businessman David Duer. He was taken into custody Sunday on a charge unrelated to Duer's death.

Mendenhall arrested on warrant in separate case

November 25, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off

Police arrested a man they call a “person of interest” on a warrant unrelated to the suspicious death for which he was being sought by authorities, according to a news release from the Roswell Police Department. Justin Tyler Mendenhall, 27, of Roswell,...


Two plead on meth charges

November 25, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off

Two more Curry County residents have pleaded guilty in federal court to trafficking methamphetamine in the county. Jeanette Driever, 37, of Grady, and John Jesse Perez Jr., 45, of Clovis, pleaded guilty in federal court in Las Cruces Thursday to federal drug...


Fire chief recommends maintenance, detectors

November 25, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off

Roswell Fire Department Deputy Chief Devin Graham displays a gas monitor firefighters use to measure the amounts of carbon monoxide in the air. Graham warns families to make sure their gas appliances and fireplaces are properly working as we move into winter...


Governor honors Masterson, true heroes

November 25, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off

Gov. Susana Martinez, center, honored four New Mexico True Heroes on Monday in Albuquerque. They are, from left, Chuck Howe of Angel Fire, Jim Stogsdill of Albuquerque, John Masterson of Roswell and Jan DeMaggio of Albuquerque. (Photo courtesy of Governor’s...


Pearce holds book signing

November 25, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off

U.S. Steve Pearce held a book signing Monday for his memoir of how he came from humble beginnings on a tiny farm near Hobbs to owning an oil company and being elected to the U.S. Congress. The book’s title, “Just Fly the Plane, Stupid!” refers to...


Thanksgiving trash pickup

November 25, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off

Due to the Thanksgiving holiday, all city trash containers that are usually emptied on Thursday and Friday must be placed at the curb on Wednesday, Nov. 26. Also, the city landfill will be closed Thanksgiving Day and Friday, Nov. 28, and will reopen on...