Fire Department seeks recruits for next academy

July 27, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Firefighter recruits practice skills during a recent training session. (Submitted Photo)   The Roswell Fire Department is looking for recruits — and having trouble finding suitable applicants. “This is the best job in the world; it is awesome,” said Jason Sweatfield, division chief of training. “But we have trouble competing with the oil fields...

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Free well water testing offered at health fair

July 27, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Melanie Sanchez, left, and Violet Miera, both the NM Environment Department, test well water samples during Saturday’s Roswell Health Fair. The department offers free testing at 10 different sites each year. Sanchez says they like to pick health fairs...


700 MINI Coopers to invade Roswell

July 27, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

More than 700 MINI Coopers will drive through Roswell on Thursday as they make a cross-country trek from San Francisco to Boston. (Submitted Photo)   More than 700 MINI Coopers will drive through Roswell Thursday, on a cross-country trek from San...


Former RDR photographer now a journalism teacher, coach

July 27, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Holm   By Mary Morgan Record Intern   In his third year of teaching media arts at Goddard High School, Jerry Holm has a vast array of stories to tell. That is, when he’s not writing or taking pictures about them. Holm got his start as a stringer...


Vacation Bible School concludes with fair

July 27, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Tabernacle Baptist Church held its annual Vacation Bible School last week and finished on Friday with a street fair, featuring games, food and music. About 650 people were in attendance at the free event. (Randal Seyler Photos)   The Red Neck Dunking...


NMMI AD charged with sexual battery

July 26, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Reggie Franklin poses for this photo in July 2010, shortly after becoming the athletic director of New Mexico Military Institute. Franklin voluntarily surrendered to Virginia authorities this month after a warrant was issued for his arrest, charging him with...


Healthy kids get bikes

July 26, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Paula Camp, left, of Healthy Kids of Chaves County, and Shellea Owens of the New Mexico Department of Health, right, award a bicycle to Jazmen Lucero on Friday at the Roswell Boys & Girls Club. There were 35 kids participating in the Healthy Kids...


Roswell schools receive mixed Overall Grades

July 26, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

The grades are in — and for Roswell Independent School District, the grades are a mixed bag. The New Mexico Public Education Department released the 2013-14 grades on Thursday, and the Roswell district netted three Overall Grades of “A,” and six Overall...


Women support Israel through Christian charity

July 26, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Deborah the Brave Ministries leadership (L to R) Mary Ann Wootton, Rebecca Chavez and Kathy Hartman. (Jerry Heck Photo)   As a devout Christian, Rebecca Chavez believes that Christians in American need to unite with Israelis in protecting their war-torn...


Plague activity continues in the East Mountain area

July 26, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE — The New Mexico Department of Health and the Department of Game and Fish report continuing instances of plague in the East Mountain area, which includes parts of Bernalillo, Torrance and Santa Fe counties. Two animals, a mountain lion and a small...