State police participate in zero fatality initiative

December 2, 2016 • Local NewsComments (0)

During the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, the New Mexico State Police participated in the nationwide “Interstate 40 Challenge Drive to Zero Fatalities” traffic safety initiative. “The goal of the traffic initiative was that a strong law enforcement presence would have a direct effect on the driving behaviors of motorists during the Thanksgiving...

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Roswell Ford helps United Way

December 2, 2016 • Local NewsComments (0)

Sherry Mumford, executive director of United Way of Chaves County, accepts a $5,000 check from Chris Cordero, owner of Roswell Ford. Cordero was making good on his promise to donate $100 for each new vehicle sold during November. The Ford store will make the...


Local NMDOT crews are prepared for winter weather

December 2, 2016 • Local NewsComments (0)

The New Mexico Department of Transportation District Two is ready to tackle cold temperatures and snow-covered roads in southeastern New Mexico. District Two serves 10 counties: Chaves, Curry, De Baca, Eddy, Guadalupe, Lea, Lincoln, Otero, Roosevelt and...


Tourism Department wants people to surf for New Mexico holiday gifts

December 2, 2016 • Local NewsComments (0)

A holiday promotion by the New Mexico Tourism Department hopes to encourage people to buy items and goods produced in the state by offering a web catalog of “New Mexico True Certified” products that can be purchased online. “We know that...


School helps with canned food drive

December 2, 2016 • Local NewsComments (0)

Del Norte Elementary students will be having a canned food and toy drive through Wednesday this week. Donations will be given to Johnny Gonzalez to help the local community during the holiday season. The Student Council and students in the gifted program are...


Renovations underway for new doughnut store

December 2, 2016 • Local NewsComments (0)

This former El Burrito Loco restaurant at the corner of West Second Street and South Kentucky Avenue has been purchased by a man from Indiana who has moved here and intends to open the Roswell Donut Shop early next year. (Lisa Dunlap Photo) An experienced...


Ready, set, vote for Vision Magazine’s holiday cover art

December 2, 2016 • Local NewsComments (0)

Are you still having post-traumatic stress disorder from voting for the next president of the U.S.? Families and friends on all sides of the fence and the ones on top of it can unite again and get into the spirit of the holidays for the first holiday cover...


Family of five displaced by house fire; Home considered a total loss; blaze deemed accidental

December 2, 2016 • Local NewsComments (0)

Holly Robinson and her 8-month-old son Pierson stand outside their family’s home Thursday after it was destroyed in an early morning blaze. Fire officials say the house is a complete loss. Robinson says neighbors and fire officials have been extremeley...


Rac-a-tapping to the beat of a healthy lifestyle

December 2, 2016 • Local NewsComments (0)

The RAC-A-TAPS perform at Casa Maria Thursday, bringing Christmas cheer to staff and residence of the home. The dance troop is comprised of mostly women who are 70-years-old or older. They dance to stay fit, and keep their brains sharp. (Bethany Freudenthal...


Finance Committee approves $20 million ‘smart’ water meters

December 1, 2016 • Local NewsComments (1)

This graphic, courtesy of the Alliance for Water Efficiency, illustrates how wireless water meters function, collecting and storing data at the meter site and transmitting it to the city water office. (Submitted Image) A $20 million “smart” water meter...