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Old West returns to Fort Stanton

July 15, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

Scott Schermer, portraying a soldier from Battery A, 3rd United States Artillery, points out the specifications of an Army 3-inch ordnance rifle to tourists visiting Fort Stanton Live!, Saturday. Mark Wilson Photo Hundreds of folks with an appetite for Old West action gathered to celebrate the rich history of Fort Stanton, Saturday, including history buffs,...

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The secret to being 90 and still playing racquetball: You have to keep going

July 14, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

Les McPherson enjoys exercising at Senior Circle (when he’s not playing racquetball). Chaunte’l Powell Photo Leslie “Les” McPherson is not your average 90-year-old. When he’s not exercising at Senior Circle, he can be found two or three times a week...

Interim super discusses district’s report card

July 14, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

On Monday, the state rolled out its first 2012 grades for more than 800 of New Mexico’s elementary, middle and high schools, providing the Roswell Independent School District with a base of how to structure next year’s curriculum. New Mexico Military...

Getting ready for Election Day

July 14, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

Kevin Bell paints the windows of the Republican Party of Chaves County headquarters and call center readying for the upcoming elections in November, Wednesday afternoon. Mark Wilson Photo [/auth...

Council reverses P&Z decision

July 14, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

The Roswell City Council overturned a decision of the Planning and Zoning Commission to deny a request to rezone an R-3 Residential District to C-2 Community Commercial District, at its regular business meeting Thursday evening. The P&Z commission voted...

Good food, info at MainStreet Roswell’s Farmers Market

July 13, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

With the growing season under way, MainStreet Roswell’s Farmers and Gardeners Market is back and better than ever. The market, which began last week, will be held each Saturday from 7 to 11 a.m. through the end of September on the Courthouse lawn on Main...

Ash, silt from Little Bear fills Bonito Lake

July 13, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

Samaritan’s Purse International Relief volunteers clean up an area of Bonita Park near Ruidoso that was destroyed during the Little Bear Fire, Wednesday. Mark Wilson Photo [/auth...

‘Surf’s up!’

July 12, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

Ethan Wolf works on his skateboarding techniques at Cielo Grande, Wednesday morning. Mark Wilson Photo [/auth...

Rode charges political deals in Downs at Albuquerque lease

July 12, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

New Mexico State Fair Commissioner Charlotte Rode, a Republican, has long criticised the awarding of a 25-year lease to the Downs at Albuquerque to operate a racino and construct a casino at the New Mexico State Fairgrounds as being a product of back-door...

ME: Harney’s death accidental

July 12, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

According to autopsy results, the cause of death for a man who died in police custody was “positional asphyxia,” which suggests he suffocated in the police unit. The medical examiner ruled the death as accidental. Robin Daniel Harney, 57, died on Jan. 9...