Local Briefs

January 12, 2017 • Local NewsComments (0)

UFO McDonald’s to reveal art work The UFO McDonald’s at 720 N. Main St. will be holding an art hanging ceremony at 9:30 a.m. today with artist-in-residence Claudia Bitran, who won a competition hosted by McDonald’s to create a combined UFO/alien and McDonald’s theme for the uniquely designed fast-food restaurant, which is the only one [&hellip...

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Pastor inspires young athletes

January 12, 2017 • Local NewsComments (0)

Rick Hale, senior pastor at Grace Community Church, spoke to the Sunrise Optimist Poe Corn basketball tournament teams during a luncheon banquet in late December. Each year, a different community speaker gives inspiration and guidance to the young players....


Robert H. Goddard Planetarium programs

January 12, 2017 • Local NewsComments (0)

Wednesdays in January Jan. 18 and 25 at 2 p.m. Space Science for Children — “All About Stars” (26 minutes) followed by “The Rainbow and the Stars” (10 minutes) plus star talk for a minute. Space Science for Children — “All About Stars”:...


JOY Center reaches out to law makers

January 12, 2017 • Local NewsComments (0)

The Chaves County JOY Center, along with New Mexico Senior Olympics, is reaching out to area legislators. With budget cuts this past year, the JOY Center lost over $50,000 in operational funds. Monica Duran, executive director of the JOY Center, wants...


Passing time at the rec center

January 12, 2017 • Local NewsComments (0)

Frank Herrera, who teaches Folkloric dance at the Roswell Recreation Center, is seen here working on a glass project in the ceramics classroom at the Recreation Center. (Curtis Michaels Photo)...


Broadway Bound Kids registration open until Jan. 20

January 12, 2017 • Local NewsComments (0)

Roswell Until Jan. 20 Broadway Bound Kids Way Way Off-Broadway Theatre Co. presents Broadway Bound Kids. BBK is an all-youth performing group for children ages 7-16. The children will learn singing, dancing and acting skills that will not only enhance their...


GRT increase, $21 million bond on city agenda; Sales taxes would go up $2.3 million annually to fund rec center

January 11, 2017 • Local NewsComments (0)

The Roswell City Council is scheduled to vote tonight on plans to raise local sales taxes to pay for an $18 million aquatic facility and recreation center, whether to issue a $21 million bond to replace water meters throughout the city to better account water...


Current zoo inspection notes minor problems

January 11, 2017 • Local NewsComments (0)

A December USDA inspection did not cite the city zoo for problems related to animal well-being. It did find find three areas were in non-compliance and need to be corrected. (AJ Dickman Photo) A recent inspection has cited the city zoo for several minor...


On the shoulders of giants: Community remembers oil man

January 11, 2017 • Local NewsComments (0)

Above: Charles B. Read, Wildcatter, family man, industrial giant benefitted Roswell for decades with his support of numerous organizations including St. Mary’s Hospital, the YMCA, the United Way and many others. He will be missed. (Submitted Photo)...


Structure burns twice in one day

January 11, 2017 • Local NewsComments (0)

A condemned structure in the 1200 block of Johnson Avenue caught on fire twice on Wednesday. The first blaze was reported around 7:30 a.m., and the one person who was inside was able to safely escape. The second fire was reported around noon. The Roswell Fire...