NMMI vs. NMMI legal costs exceed $1.2M

May 15, 2015 • Local NewsComments (0)

Over the past two years, NMMI and its alumni association have spent $1.2 million in a legal battle over who controls $5.2 million in assets. The former alumni association of New Mexico Military Institute has incurred more than $750,000 in legal fees in an unresolved lawsuit between the military school and its estranged alumni group. [&hellip...

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Complaint: Garcia wanted man he shot ‘neutralized’

May 15, 2015 • Local NewsComments (0)

A self-defense claim by a man who has admitted to shooting another man to death April 4 west of Roswell isn’t holding up with authorities, since they’ve charged him with murder. A statement by the victim’s girlfriend suggests jealousy may have been the...


Ponce wanted for several drug charges

May 15, 2015 • Local NewsComments (0)

Desiree Cherie Ponce is this week’s Roswell’s Most Wanted, according to the Roswell Police Department. Ponce, 21, is described as 5-foot, 5-inches tall and weighing 145 pounds, with brown hair, and brown eyes. Ponce is wanted for drug-related charges,...


Man gets eight-year sentence in marijuana cases

May 15, 2015 • Local NewsComments (0)

A Roswell man has been sentenced to eight years in prison after he was found with almost 3 pounds of marijuana in a vehicle and later tried to smuggle marijuana and tobacco into the Chaves County Detention Center. Robert Mairot, 25, was sentenced on April 29...


Forgery suspect at large after high-speed chase

May 14, 2015 • Local NewsComments (0)

Ponce   Trujillo Desiree Ponce, left, in December 2013. Michael Trujillo, 24, is pictured after his arrest for aggravated fleeing from an officer Monday.  (Courtesy Photos) It was supposed to be a simple traffic stop Monday afternoon near the...


United Blood Services to open community blood drive center

May 14, 2015 • Local NewsComments (0)

United Blood Services, located off 19th Street near Lovelace Regional Hospital, will be opening its community blood center on Saturday. ( Timothy P. Howsare Photo )   It’s probably something you don’t think about much, but it is vital to all our...


ABQ man receives 7-year sentence for Roswell burglary

May 14, 2015 • Local NewsComments (0)

Weideman   An Albuquerque man has been sentenced to seven years in prison after a jury found him guilty of burglarizing a home near Roswell in October. Brandon Weideman, 34, was convicted Friday of residential burglary and possession of burglary tools...


Man charged in shooting death

May 14, 2015 • Local NewsComments (0)

Garcia   The Chaves County Sheriff’s Office has made an arrest in the April 4 shooting death of Manuel Montez in the 4700 block of Cass Road west of Roswell. CCSO detectives obtained and executed an arrest Warrant on Christian Garcia, 25, of Cass Road...


Leadership Roswell class of 2015 graduates

May 14, 2015 • Local NewsComments (0)

A graduation ceremony was held Saturday for the Roswell Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership Roswell Class of 2015. In its 32nd year, Leadership Roswell is the oldest continuous program of its kind in the state of New Mexico. The executive director is local...


RFD CallLog — May 12 and13

May 14, 2015 • Local NewsComments (0)

The Roswell Fire Department responded to these calls for the following dates: May 12 • At 7:25 a.m., car fire, 600 block of East Hobbs Street. • At 8:07 a.m., medical call, 600 block of Mission Arch Drive. • At 8:24 a.m., medical call, 2800 block of...