Hangin’ at the rodeo

April 21, 2015 • Local NewsComments (0)

Cowboys literally “head out into the sunset” in the parking lot at the Eastern New Mexico Fairgrounds Saturday during the Bob Crosby Open Ranch Rodeo. (Bill Moffitt Photos)   Cohdy Seely, 5, of Roswell, watches the action at the ranch rodeo at the fairgrounds Saturday. Jearad Fraze of Dora skips the bleachers and opts to [&hellip...

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Morning sun

April 21, 2015 • Local NewsComments (0)

Morning sunlight filters through the branches of a tree and gives a cloud-like effect to the sprinklers as they water a yard in the 500 block of West Hervey Drive Monday. Temperatures are expected to remain in the high 80s this week. (Bill Moffitt Photo)...


Roswell Fire Department Call Log — April. 16-20

April 21, 2015 • Local NewsComments (0)

The Roswell Fire Department responded to these calls for the following dates:   April 16 • At 10:13 a.m., fire alarm, 1000 block of South Mulberry Avenue. • At 11 a.m., medical call, 1600 block of West Summit Street. • At 11:50 a.m., medical call,...


Who let the dogs out?

April 19, 2015 • Local NewsComments (0)

Steve Benavidez takes a break from his daily walk to soak in the sun at Cahoon Park Friday. Although legally blind, Benavidez works as a dishwasher at Pepper’s Grill & Bar, 500 N. Main St. His traveling companions provide company and, no doubt, some...


CCSO: Midway man dies from gunshot

April 19, 2015 • Local NewsComments (0)

An apparent accidental shooting death occurred shortly after midnight Saturday in the Midway area of Chaves County. Sheriff Britt Snyder said Guimel Vasquez, 21, was shot once in the abdomen while at a gathering where individuals were showing a gun to each...


On the green for green

April 19, 2015 • Local NewsComments (0)

A golfer lines up his putt on the green Saturday on the New Mexico Military Institute golf course. All proceeds from the four-person scramble will be used to support Altrusa community service projects, such as the Assurance Home, Tobosa, Boys and Girls Club,...


Extra class leads Sergio Jimenez to his calling

April 19, 2015 • Local NewsComments (0)

Jimenez   One local man who learned English as a second language is now the owner of a business and in school to become a school superintendent. Sergio Jimenez, 26, of Roswell, was born the oldest of five children with Spanish as his first language....


All that jazz

April 19, 2015 • Local NewsComments (0)

The Goddard High School jazz band performs Saturday during a free concert at the newly renovated downtown Reischman Park. Other jazz ensembles also performed and Mayor Dennis Kintigh read a proclamation naming Roswell as a Jazz Appreciation City. The event...


Chaves County DWI arrest for April 17

April 19, 2015 • Local NewsComments (0)

In an attempt to make a real effort to reduce drunk driving in Chaves County, the Chaves County Sheriff’s Office, the New Mexico State Police and the Roswell Police Department have agreed to furnish on a timely basis the photos and identifiers of all...


Commissioners order cleanup of property

April 18, 2015 • Local NewsComments (0)

Jeff Tucker Photos Carlos Barela, part-owner of a hobby shop at 6107 N. Main St., looks at the mess of wreckage neighboring his property. The Chaves County commissioners have declared the wreckage a menace to public health, safety and general welfare. Jeff...