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$5,000 reward offered for stolen firearms

May 23, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE — The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) and the New Mexico State Police are offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for stealing 43 firearms from a large Conex metal container located in Arabella, about 130 miles [&hellip...

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‘Healthy Kids’ rise to mayor’s challenge

May 23, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Shellea Owens of the New Mexico Health Department, center, presents a medal Thursday morning to one of 17 Nancy Lopez Elementary School third-graders who completed the Mayor’s 5-2-1-O Challenge, while City Councilor Juan Oropesa, left in background,...

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NMMI reaps $250K in state land sale proceeds

May 23, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

New Mexico Military Institute will receive $254,546 as a result of the State Land Office’s land lease sale in Roswell this week. Leasing rights for 7,887 acres of state lands in Chaves, Eddy, Lea and Roosevelt counties were sold Tuesday for a total of...

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Meetings to discuss city upgrades, zoning

May 22, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

The city of Roswell’s Streets and Alleys Committee and the Planning and Zoning Commission will meet next week. The Streets & Alleys Committee will meet at 4 p.m. Tuesday, May 27, at the City Hall conference room at 425 N. Richardson Ave. The committee...

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Walker Aviation Museum hosts tours

May 22, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

The Walker Aviation Museum Foundation recently hosted two tours, one for third-grade students from Monterrey Elementary School, and another for fifth-grade students from Pecos Elementary School. The fifth-graders visited not only the museum and AerSale, but...

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Library’s Board of Trustees elects officers

May 22, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

The Roswell Public Library Board of Trustees met Thursday to set a new slate of officers for the coming year. Marna Hunt was re-elected president of the board, while Magil Duran was named vice president. Linda Madrid was chosen board secretary. The two new...

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Football tourney expected to generate millions

May 22, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

In this 2012 file photo, thousands of fans and players take part in the annual Hike It and Spike It charity flag football tournament. This year’s tournament will be the largest ever with more than 4,000 players and an expected attendance of nearly...

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El Capitan closes

May 22, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

El Capitan Elementary School held a closing ceremony on May 14. The new $13 million, 60,000-square-foot building will accommodate 446 students and open for the next school year. The current school building will be demolished and replaced by a new playground....

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NMMI, Rogers State announce partnership

May 21, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

New Mexico Military Institute and Rogers State University, Claremore, Okla., have announced a partnership allowing students who earn an associate’s degree from NMMI to seamlessly transfer into RSU bachelor’s degree program. The two schools on April 23...

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Republican Women’s first scholarship winner

May 21, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Reagan Riggs is the happy recipient of the first college scholarship from the Chaves County Republican Women. The $600 award was presented by Joan M. Boue, left, at the group’s monthly lunch meeting Wednesday. Reagan is graduating from Goddard High School...