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Ailicec helps in Sandy relief

December 5, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

Missouri Avenue fifth-grader Ailicec Gomez spearheaded an effort involving the student body to help victims of Superstorm Sandy by raising $302 for the Red Cross. On hand with Ailicec for the check presentation on Tuesday were PTA president Carlos Cruz, left, his wife Trisha, and Izaak Guajaca, disaster captain for the Red Cross. Mark Wilson Photo...

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Murder probe widens

December 5, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

Chaves County Sheriff’s deputy Sgt. Daniel Ornelas said the inter-agency meeting between Chaves, Lea and Eddy county sheriffs, New Mexico State Police, and the Hobbs and Artesia police departments had been a success in terms of coordinating their efforts....

Dusty harvest

December 5, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

Workers harvest their crop at a pecan orchard west of Roswell, Tuesday morning. Mark Wilson Photo [/auth...

NMMI cadets in their own Olympics

December 4, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

New Mexico Military Institute cadets navigate the obstacle course portion of the Bronco Olympics, Saturday morning. (Mark Wilson Photo) [/auth...

Thomas Martinez, 28, arrested following a recent homicide that left local dead

December 4, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

The Roswell Police Department secured an arrest warrant for Thomas Martinez, 28, on charges of second-degree murder for the slaying of Arthur Contreras, 22. The homicide occurred Wednesday around 10 p.m. Sgt. Ray Sharp first notified dispatch about shots...

Deadline for school board candidacy approaching

December 4, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

Those looking to run in the upcoming Roswell School and Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell community college board elections must file their candidacy Dec. 18 between the hours of 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the County Clerk’s office, #1 St. Mary’s Place....

Local shelter dogs are ‘treated’ to early holiday gifts

December 4, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

Pastor Glenn Thyrion (far left) and other members of Trinity United Methodist Church hold puppies at the Roswell Humane Society with manager Carol Rogers (far right.) (Ilissa Gilmore Photo) Members of Trinity United Methodist Church delivered handmade dog...

Possible person of interest in shooting case flees police, hides in residence, finally caught

December 4, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

Samuel Duran, 18, was arrested Sunday following a routine traffic stop for a cracked windshield. According to the criminal complaint, it was learned that Duran may be a person of interest in a recent shooting of a female. Court records state that when...

Hispano Chamber billboard welcomes visitors

December 2, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

Members of The Roswell Hispano Chamber of Commerce and the Chaves County Development Foundation cut the ribbon to celebrate the Chamber’s new billboard, Friday. Pictured, from left, are Jose Zavala, Bob Donnel, Carmen Arias, Susie Roe, Mike McLeod, Dominic...

Parade ushers in Christmas season

December 2, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

Hot air balloon burners light up the night sky during MainStreet Roswell’s 24th annual Electric Light Parade, Saturday. Mark Wilson Photo Roswell residents lined up along Main Street on a warm December night to take in the sights and sounds of the Electric...