State police to do sobriety checkpoints

March 27, 2015 • Local NewsComments (0)

The New Mexico State Police will be conducting sobriety checkpoints, saturation patrols and registration, insurance and drivers’ license checkpoints in all New Mexico counties during the month of April. Efforts of law enforcement continue to show a significant reduction in alcohol related fatalities.This is attributed to the continued media attention and...

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Job Corps says good work to all

March 27, 2015 • Local NewsComments (0)

Todd DeKay receives a certificate of appreciation on Thursday from the Roswell Job Corps Center from Amy Briggs, center, and Rhonda Smith of the Jobs Corps Center. Several certificates were awarded at the program’s community relations luncheon that was...


RPD now patrolling with body cameras

March 25, 2015 • Local NewsComments (0)

Submitted Photo   The Roswell Police Department’s new body cameras are hitting the streets. RPD patrol officers and sergeants are now wearing the latest technology that will record video and audio that will essentially show what the officer or sergeant...


MSR gets $86,000 for festival with a catch

March 25, 2015 • Local NewsComments (0)

A merchants coalition has been approved to receive city funds to support this year’s UFO Festival, but first got an eerie lecture from those doling out the money. Main Street Roswell was granted $86,000 from the city of Roswell’s Occupancy Tax Board on...


‘Optimism’ essay winners announced

March 25, 2015 • Local NewsComments (0)

Essay winners in the Sunrise and Noon Optimist clubs 2015 contests were presented with their medals and award checks Wednesday morning at a joint meeting of the two clubs. Pictured are, from left, Leanne Bratland, treasurer of the Noon club; first-place...


Man gets 10 years for local rape

March 25, 2015 • Local NewsComments (0)

Banuelos-Chavez   A Roswell man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for raping and choking a woman in the parking lot of a Roswell bar last year. Sergio Banuelos-Chavez was given the maximum possible sentence during his March 19 sentencing hearing...


RFD Call Log—March 24

March 25, 2015 • Local NewsComments (0)

The Roswell Fire Department responded to these calls for the following date:   March 24 • At 8:29 a.m., medical call, 900 block of Gyle Drive, • At 10:04 a.m., public assist, 100 block of North Main Street. • At 11:04 a.m., medical call, 1700 block...


Shoplifter leaves with less, not more

March 25, 2015 • Local NewsComments (0)

A teenage shoplifter who came into the local Target store late last month wound up leaving the store not only without the items she intended to steal, but also missing her own personal possessions, including cash, keys and family pictures. The shoplifter has...


City reviews change to street-name policy

March 25, 2015 • Local NewsComments (0)

The city of Roswell will pay up to $2,000 to change a street name but higher costs likely will have to come from someone else’s pocket. In addition, a minimum of 51 percent of a street’s property owners who would have responded to a survey will need to...


Doggone fun

March 25, 2015 • Local NewsComments (0)

Canine friends Mira, left, a 31/2-year-old Heeler-pitt bull mix, and Maui, a 10-month-old Standard Poodle, share a drink Tuesday at the “doggie fountain” at the Woof Bowl Dog Park. Established in 2012 by the city of Roswell, the Woof Bowl is located just...