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Feds: Lizard-listing fears not realistic

March 23, 2012 • Local NewsComments Off

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service spokesman Tom Buckley told the Daily Record he is aware of public concerns regarding the agency’s determination of whether or not to classify the dunes sagebrush lizard as an endangered species, but said he does not believe industry would be dramatically impacted if the species is listed in June. “I [&hellip...

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Men from Pi Kappa Phi stage mini Journey of Hope in NM

March 23, 2012 • Local NewsComments Off

From left, Patrick Moreno, Luis Hernandez and Ricky Rascon stop in Roswell to spend the night, Wednesday, before continuing their cycling trek across New Mexico. (Vanessa Kahin Photo) Undertaking their own Journey of Hope, three college friends are cycling...

Officials discuss rail spur funding in Monday meeting

March 23, 2012 • Local NewsComments Off

On Monday, an infrastructure problem in the city neared a resolution, when plans for an improved rail spur at the corner of Virginia Avenue and Fifth Street were kicked into high gear. The team of Mayor Del Jurney, Bob Donnell, executive director of the...

Anti-lizard group rallies far from Air Force One

March 22, 2012 • Local NewsComments Off

Protesters stage an anti-lizard rally at the International Law Enforcement Academy, Wednesday afternoon. (Noah Vernau Photo) Citizens opposed to U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s endangered species classification of the dunes sagebrush lizard rallied...

President outlines energy strategy

March 22, 2012 • Local NewsComments Off

President Barack Obama outlines his energy strategy in Maljamar, Wednesday afternoon. (Mark Wilson Photo) As an American flag blew in the wind and a massive oil rig maintained its presence behind him, President Barack Obama spoke to a crowd of about 300...

President visits SE NM

March 22, 2012 • Local NewsComments Off

Mayor Del Jurney and Gov. Susana Martinez greet President Barack Obama and Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar at the Roswell International Air Center, Wednesday afternoon. (Noah Vernau Photo) Air Force One came to Roswell, Wednesday, touching down at the...

Mother Nature makes waves

March 21, 2012 • Local NewsComments Off

High winds create whitecaps and waves on the surface of Lake Van, Tuesday. (Mark Wilson Photo) [/auth...

Portales police arrest Roswell rape suspect

March 21, 2012 • Local NewsComments Off

Portales police assisted the Roswell Police Department when they apprehended Manuel Chapa, 69. Chapa is charged with six counts of criminal sexual penetration and 22 counts of criminal sexual contact. CID obtained information that Chapa had fled to Portales...

Candidates file for 6/5 primary

March 21, 2012 • Local NewsComments Off

Those with hopes of seeking election to state and county offices filed for candidacy in the June 5 primary election statewide Tuesday in Santa Fe, and at the Chaves County Administrative Center in Roswell. Ken Ortiz, chief of staff for the Office of the...

Anti-lizard rally today

March 21, 2012 • Local NewsComments Off

Upon President Barack Obama’s arrival in southeastern New Mexico this afternoon, citizens opposed to the possible listing of the dunes sagebrush lizard as an endangered species will gather in protest at 3 p.m., today, in the south field of the International...