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Vets honor van drivers, Elks at luncheon

December 3, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Jimmy Copeland, from front, Vern Aguilar and Albert Silva attend a thank you dinner honoring Vietnam Veterans of America Southeast New Mexico Transportation Network drivers. (Mark Wilson Photo) Each week war veterans are transported to their various medical appointments through the Southeastern New Mexico Vietnam Veterans of America’s Chapter 968’s van...

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NTSB updates crash

December 3, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

National Transportation Safety Board completed its on-site investigation, late Thursday night, of the plane crash that occurred on the Mescalero Apache Reservation. Lt. Robert McDonald, public information officer for the New Mexico State Police, confirmed...

Jim Ridgway: ‘There’s a place for you in God. Share good news’

December 3, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Jim Ridgway (Vanessa Kahin Photo) Jim Ridgway has sailed around the world and fulfilled several roles in life, but he came back to his native Roswell, in the end, to answer a higher calling. He is perhaps best known as a local volunteer who avidly helps...

Doritos ad features Roswell

December 3, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

For filmmaker Rodney Austin, the chance to win commercial time during the Super Bowl and a $1 million-prize began with a bag of tortilla chips. Doritos issued an open call to filmmakers in the United States to create a commercial that just might be aired...

RPD arrests Aguilera

December 3, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Oscar Aguilera, 54, was arrested Thursday, charged with four counts of criminal sexual penetration of a minor. According to the criminal complaint filed in Magistrate Court on Dec. 2, the 13-year-old victim told officials that the sexual abuse began when she...

‘Ready or not, here I come!’

December 2, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

A duck is less than a quack away from a water landing on the pond at the Spring River Park and Zoo, Thursday morning. (Mark Wilson Photo) [/auth...

Rodrigues addresses CRC meeting

December 2, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Aladin Rodrigues, the new Roswell Job Corps Center director, and Pam Hess, president of Career Opportunities Inc. attend a Community Relations Council luncheon meeting, Thursday. (Mark Wilson Photo) With 39 years of experience at Job Corps centers across the...

Agencies offer winter driving tips

December 2, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Given last winter’s historic deep freeze and current dropping temperatures, government officials want to ensure New Mexicans are as prepared as possible for dangerous road conditions. As the probability of snow and icy conditions increases, the New Mexico...

Cops bust major meth ring

December 2, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

A multi-agency operation dismantled a major drug ring on Wednesday after an Albuquerque federal grand jury issued a two-count indictment against 17 members of a methamphetamine trafficking organization operating in Southeastern New Mexico. Another three...

Feds delay lizard listing

December 2, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

To allow for additional public comment and discussion, the listing of the dunes sagebrush lizard as an endangered species has been postponed. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced its plan for a 6-month extension of its final determination concerning...