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Main Street Bank of America branch sold

July 19, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

The Bank of America branch that has towered over the corner of North Main Street and 5th Street was acquired by Washington Federal Thursday in one of its largest deals ever. Although bank officials said Friday that employees and customers will not be disrupted, the branch location is in jeopardy of losing its lease. In [&hellip...

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Phew!

July 18, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

A false fire alarm forced the complete but temporary evacuation of the Bank Of America building around 10:30 a.m., Thursday morning, as firefighters investigated. (Mark Wilson Photo) [/auth...

Hellens share family’s history with Rotary Club

July 18, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

C.W. “Bill” Hellen, a third-generation cattleman, was the keynote speaker during the Roswell Rotary Club meeting, Thursday. (Mark Wilson Photo) His tie hangs down against a white collared shirt, tucked into black pants. He sits on the stoop of his new...

Council approves hotel fee

July 18, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Hotel and motel guests will pay slightly more to spend the night in Roswell starting Nov. 1, City Councilors voted Thursday. The passage of a new Convention Center Fee, which will cost lodgers an extra $2.50 a night, is expected to raise an estimated $500,000...

Valley Meat Co. plans to open Aug. 5

July 18, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Valley Meat Co. is set to begin operating Aug. 5, the plant’s attorney said Thursday. But the opening depends on an Aug. 2 federal hearing, when an Albuquerque judge overseeing a lawsuit by animal protection groups will decide whether to halt operations for...

Skandera addresses quality of education

July 17, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

New Mexico Public Education Secretary Hanna Skandera, center, is greeted by Representatives Nora Espinoza, left, and Candy Spence-Ezzell at the Elks Lodge #969, Wednesday. (Mark Wilson Photo) More than 100 people attended the Chaves County Republican...

Peaceful immigration demonstration turns political

July 17, 2013 • Local NewsComments (1)

Supporters of immigration reform rally outside the offices of Congressman Steve Pearce, Wednesday afternoon. (Mark Wilson Photo) A peaceful demonstration held by local immigration reform activists at the Roswell office of Congressman Steve Pearce turned...

City Council to consider Convention Center fee

July 17, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

City Council will hold its meeting tonight to discuss business that was cancelled last week when many councilors failed to show to a regularly scheduled meeting. Councilors are expected to consider passing a new $2.50 per room, per night hotel and motel...

Reflecting pool

July 16, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Water lilies sprout above the water at the Kenneth Smith Bird Sanctuary, Tuesday afternoon. (Mark Wilson Photo) [/auth...

Arias sentenced to 4 years

July 16, 2013 • Local NewsComments (1)

Jose Arias, 21, was sentenced in District Court, Monday morning, to four years following his conviction for involuntary manslaughter with a firearms enhancement and tampering with evidence. The conviction stems from the shooting death of 22-year-old Victoria...