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UFO to get half

February 10, 2012 • Local NewsComments Off

Three events, which place Roswell in the limelight and attracts tourists statewide, nationally and even worldwide, were approved for Lodger’s Tax funding by the City Council in its regular business meeting Thursday evening. The UFO Festival, which will take place June 29 through July 2, will receive $75,000. This amount would include the $25, 304.18...

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Muni election forum Feb. 20

February 10, 2012 • Local NewsComments Off

Before making a final decision March 6, voters will have the opportunity to educate themselves on the candidates running in the municipal election. The Leadership Roswell Alumni Association is holding a candidate forum at First Baptist Church, 500 N....

Loan offer came to victim’s cellphone

February 10, 2012 • Local NewsComments Off

Roswell Police Officer Joe Smith wanted to warn the public about the most recent scam. He clarified that the Payday-Loan offer reported in Thursday’s Police Blotter came as text message to the woman’s cellphone. “There are a lot of Internet scams, but...

Pardon our dust

February 9, 2012 • Local NewsComments Off

Construction workers continue the process of remodeling the Allsup’s convenience store at 2501 N. Main, Wednesday. (Mark Wilson Photo) [/auth...

Krumland to build Nissan dealership

February 9, 2012 • Local NewsComments Off

Tom Krumland, left, of Krumland Auto Group, leads in groundbreaking ceremonies for the fourth Krumland dealership, Roswell Nissan, Wednesday morning. (Mark Wilson Photo) Krumland Auto Group held its groundbreaking ceremony Wednesday for Roswell Nissan, a...

Staab home on leave

February 9, 2012 • Local NewsComments (2)

Marine Corps Sgt. Jarrod Staab. (Courtesy Photo) He was away from his friends, family and wife for a year — and although he’s safely back home, for this local Marine, the mission is not quite accomplished. On Jan. 11, 2011, Sgt. Jarrod Staab, now 26,...

Creative Roswell holds inaugural meeting at RMAC

February 9, 2012 • Local NewsComments Off

Creative New Mexico’s efforts in a December meeting in Roswell have helped to spawn a new advocacy group: Creative Roswell. Creative Roswell assembled for the first time Tuesday at Roswell Museum and Art Center, where attendees aspired to build a cohesive...

Daredevil plans 23-mile plunge

February 8, 2012 • Local NewsComments Off

Felix Baumgartner (Courtesy Photo) Roswell might soon be the site of a historic space-diving event. According to the official website of Red Bull, Daredevil adventurer Felix Baumgartner and the Red Bull Stratos team are headed to Roswell for the final...

Adair: Senate Dems stalling

February 8, 2012 • Local NewsComments Off

Democratic Senate members are avoiding voting on legislation pertaining to Gov. Susana Martinez’s agenda for the current legislative session, according to Sen. Rod Adair, R-Roswell. “It looks like we’re deliberately not getting to very much substantive...

RFC: Cut back 50%

February 8, 2012 • Local NewsComments Off

Among desires to scale back the city’s financial involvement in the event, Roswell’s Finance Committee formed a recommendation which will be sent to the City Council, to reduce the funds allocated for this year’s UFO Festival by 50 percent. Members of...