Leprino Foods shows its civic side at festival

September 22, 2016 • Local NewsComments (0)

Leprino Foods workers monitor part of the whey processing steps. Photos and videos inside the plant are restricted to safeguard some of the patented procedures and equipment used by the global corporation in its production of cheese and dairy by-products sold in 40 countries. (Lisa Dunlap Photo) Leprino Foods Co. has long been known as an international...

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Chile Cheese Festival honors local agriculture

September 22, 2016 • Local NewsComments (0)

A scene from a recent Chile Cheese Festival at the Roswell Convention and Civic Center. (File Photo) Roswell’s annual Chile Cheese Festival will take place Sept. 23 and 24 at the Roswell Convention and Civic Center. The aroma of freshly roasted chiles...


Local Briefs

September 22, 2016 • Local NewsComments (0)

Iris sale at Farmers Market The Pecos Valley Iris Society will be selling iris rhizomes at the Farmers Market on Saturday from 7 to 11 a.m. on the front lawn of the Chaves County Courthouse. Beautiful spring flowers at low prices are waiting for you. For more...


Superintendent: Evaluations won’t hurt educators; Support is available to teachers who may need help raising their scores

September 21, 2016 • Local NewsComments (0)

Last week, the Roswell Independent School District received teacher evaluations from the Public Education Department, and teachers have been voicing frustrations over their evaluations. RISD Superintendent Tom Burris said the evaluations are used as tools for...


GOP leader says Trump gaining ground in NM; Maestas says party’s nominee will return to state soon

September 21, 2016 • Local NewsComments (0)

Above Republican state party Chairman Debbie Maestas shares a laugh at Wednesday’s monthly luncheon of the Chaves County Republican Women. Maestas said the campaign of GOP presidential Donald Trump is considering deploying up to 15 staffers to New...


Arkansas company prepares to expand Roswell operations

September 21, 2016 • Local NewsComments (0)

An Arkansas company will expand its aircraft dismantling and service business in Roswell, a company owner has said. CAVU Aerospace Inc., based in Stuttgart, Arkansas, plans to hire 30 more staff soon, said Bryan Hancock. “We’ve been sitting under the...


NMMI superintendent speaks to club

September 21, 2016 • Local NewsComments (0)

Maj. Gen. Jerry Grizzle, president/superintendent of New Mexico Military Institute, explains the need for bond issue “C” to pass this fall to repair Cahoon Armory at the latest regular meeting of the Sunrise Optimist Club. The building was built in 1928...


DWI arrest in Chaves County

September 21, 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...


Free admission Saturday to nearby national parks

September 21, 2016 • Local NewsComments (0)

In honor of National Public Lands Day on Saturday, Carlsbad Caverns and Guadalupe Mountains National Park will offer a free admission day. Recognized as a nationwide day of public service and celebration of volunteerism, National Public Lands Day offers free...


Roswell veterans flying to Capitol for honors

September 21, 2016 • Local NewsComments (0)

Above: Linda Widbur, Honor Flight board member and medical coordinator for the mission, sings the national anthem with Philip Hosford, World War II Navy veteran and Honor Flight alumnus. Below: Veterans and guardians attend a pre-flight meeting for Honor...