Valley Christian Academy closes; Official: School has been forced to shut its doors due to financial worries

July 20, 2016 • Local NewsComments (0)

The marquee at Valley Christian Academy, 1500 S. Main St., was still advertising enrollment for the 2016-17 school year on Wednesday, but a letter sent out to parents by VCA Board of Directors President Jason Perry confirmed that the school is permanently closing. (AJ Dickman Photo) The parents of children who attend Valley Christian Academy received a...

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ENMU-Roswell pool continues as cool summer destination

July 20, 2016 • Local NewsComments (0)

While city leaders are considering a possible new recreation center and pool for Roswellians, kids and adults can cool off at the outdoor swimming pool at Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell, 20 W. Martin St. Public swim hours are from 1 to 5 p.m. An...


Supreme Court justice reaches out to local GOP; Nakamura is only Republican on state’s high court

July 20, 2016 • Local NewsComments (0)

New Mexico Supreme Court Justice Judith K. Nakamura speaks at Wednesday’s monthly luncheon of the Chaves County Republican Women. Nakamura is running for election in November against Democrat Michael Vigil. Nakamura, the only Republican woman to ever...


MainStreet Roswell director Blake resigns

July 20, 2016 • Local NewsComments (0)

Tom Blake, executive director of MainStreet Roswell, has announced his resignation. He and the nonprofit organization have agreed that he will stay with the group until after a new director is hired. (Submitted Photo) MainStreet Roswell is searching for a...


Reischman Park receives funds for completion

July 20, 2016 • Local NewsComments (0)

UFO Festival attendees listened to a concert in Reischman Park earlier this month. (Lisa Dunlap Photo) Long-awaited funding of at least $7,000 is now available to complete the downtown Reischman Park, according to one of the project coordinators. The...

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Girl still hospitalized after DWI crash; Accused driver faces four counts of great bodily harm

July 20, 2016 • Local NewsComments (0)

New Mexico Sate Police say an 8-year-old girl remains hospitalized but is improving after a DWI-related crash in Artesia on July 1. The child and five other family members were traveling in an SUV from Artesia to Roswell when police say they were struck by a...


Recent DWI arrests in Chaves County

July 20, 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...


Crusade to continue at Pioneer Plaza

July 20, 2016 • Local NewsComments (0)

The Pecos Valley Crusade will continue through Saturday at the Pioneer Plaza across from the Chaves County Courthouse at 401 N. Main St. Food will be served each evening at 6 with music by David House beginning at 6:45 p.m. Preaching begins at 7:15 p.m....


Chaves County 4-H youth win state contests

July 20, 2016 • Local NewsComments (0)

Chaves County 4-H state competition winners and participants are, from left, Brennan Vaz, Justin Armstrong, Cael Alderete, Jimmy Loudermilk, Savannah Graves, Grace Waltmire, Maggi Loudermilk, Sage Barraza, Megyn Balok, Emily Doss and Elaina Mathews....


Happy birthday, Senovia!

July 20, 2016 • Local NewsComments (0)

Senovia Savedra, center, celebrated her 80th birthday surrounded by family on Sunday. Family members traveled from California, Texas and Roswell to honor her special day. Senovia Savedra’s big heart has brought many people into her life by adoption...