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Leyba pleads guilty to 3 counts

February 5, 2012 • Local NewsComments Off

Jesse Anthony Leyba, 22, of Roswell, pleaded guilty to a three-count indictment charging him with conspiracy, interference with interstate commerce by robbery, and using and carrying a firearm during a crime of violence. Leyba has been in federal custody since his arrest on Sept. 19. He will remain in custody pending his sentencing hearing, which [&hellip...

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US 70/380 repairs begin this week

February 5, 2012 • Local NewsComments Off

Motorists just west of Roswell on U.S. 70/380 are asked to use caution beginning next week due to highway repairs and construction. NMDOT says that guardrail improvements will begin this week. Pavement rehabilitation work is scheduled to begin the week of...

Pearce wants veterans clinic for Roswell

February 5, 2012 • Local NewsComments Off

In an effort to show their joint support for the opening of a veterans clinic in Roswell, U.S. Sens. Jeff Bingaman and Tom Udall, and U.S. Rep. Steve Pearce co-wrote a letter to Secretary of the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs Eric Shinseki about the...

United Way of Chaves County honors Barraza, Avery, Jones

February 5, 2012 • Local NewsComments Off

In addition to celebrating the amount raised through its 2011 campaign, the United Way of Chaves County recognized and honored three individuals for their dedication and service to the community at its annual banquet Jan. 30. Josefa Barraza, youth program...

‘Come Back to the Five and Dime, Jimmy Dean …’

February 4, 2012 • Local NewsComments Off

P.J. Marshall-Riese of Century 21 prepares a festive booth at the Roswell Convention Center, Friday, featuring images of James Dean and Elvis Presley, for today’s 2012 Baby Boomer Health & Business Expo. (Mark Wilson Photo) [/auth...

Pat Hittle: Artist, director, Neighborhood Watcher, author

February 4, 2012 • Local NewsComments Off

Pat Hittle and her prize-winning artwork of two cougars. (Courtesy Photo by Paul Johnson) Pat Hittle, vice president of the Fine Arts League, has been a resident of Roswell for nearly 20 years. She chose Roswell because it is an artist colony. “There are...

RPD arrests Jesse Ramirez

February 4, 2012 • Local NewsComments (2)

Jesse Ramirez, 26, was arrested, Thursday, on charges of use of telephone to terrify, intimidate, threaten, harrass, annoy or offend, after the Roswell police responded to a call from Eastern New Mexico Medical Center. Carrie Ramirez told the officer that she...

Ezzell’s bill passes committee

February 4, 2012 • Local NewsComments Off

A bill that would allow doctors in rural areas to perform clinical trials, similar to those done in Albuquerque, on cancer patients, sponsored by Rep. Candy Spence Ezzell-Roswell, was unanimously passed in the House Consumer and Public Affairs Committee...

RRH celebrates sale to Lovelace

February 3, 2012 • Local NewsComments Off

Ron Stern, right, president and CEO of Lovelace Health System, and Rod Schumacher, CEO at Roswell Regional Hospital, meet and greet employees during an ice cream social Thursday, celebrating the purchase of the hospital by Lovelace. (Mark Wilson Photo)...

APD solves murder

February 3, 2012 • Local NewsComments Off

Artesia Police solved the murder of security guard Michael Evans, Thursday, as the result of investigation of an aggravated assault that had occurred Wednesday at a Circle K Convenience Store and a drive-by shooting. Evans was killed on Sunday. He was on the...