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Felon in possession gets 22 years

November 3, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Roswell resident Paul Reyes Sedillo, 39, was sentenced to 262 months, or 22 years, in prison for being a felon in possession of a firearm on Oct. 27 in Las Cruces federal court. In addition, Sedillo will serve a five-year term of supervised release after he completes his prison sentence. A federal jury found Sedillo [&hellip...

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Vargas, local BoA receive national recognition for Wall

November 3, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Honoring the heroes that keep America safe is a big deal in Roswell — and a Wall of Honor at the local Bank of America fit for national recognition proves it. However, neither the bank managers nor Nicole Vargas, founder of Roswell’s Adopt-a-Soldier...

Rio Grande Foundation hosts ‘Liberty on the Rocks’

November 3, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Paul Gessing, Rio Grande Foundation president, spoke to legislators, community members and leaders during a happy hour event Tuesday evening at Peppers Bar and Grill. “Liberty on the Rocks” provided an informal setting to discuss various political and...

Putting a school together

November 2, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

A welder works on beams for the second floor of the new Missouri Avenue Elementary School, Tuesday morning. (Mark Wilson Photo) [/auth...

NM to get $13.2M in fed funds

November 2, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

New Mexico will receive nearly $13.2 million in federal funds for programs that help finance creditworthy small businesses and manufacturers. On Oct. 11, Jon Barela, New Mexico Economic Development Department secretary, announced that New Mexico has been...

Mendoza changes plea, gets 5 years from judge

November 2, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Cesar Mendoza, 36, changed his plea to guilty on charges for 21 counts of sexual exploitation of a child in 5th District Court last week. Judge Charles C. Currier sentenced Mendoza to five years in the Department of Corrections on Oct. 28. He received an...

Judge dismisses rape case; victim’s mother objects

November 2, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

The mother of a woman who said she was raped is speaking out against the judicial process in Roswell after the second preliminary hearing for probable cause resulted in a dismissal. The charges of criminal sexual penetration stem from an April 6 incident...

Happy Halloween

November 1, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

The City of Roswell employees celebrate with the best spirits of the Halloween season. Seen in the foreground, Lisa Bennett, receptionist. (Jessica Palmer Photo) [/auth...

Sierra Middle School donates funds to CCCF

November 1, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

The Sierra Lady Eagles, accompanied by coach Teresa Lovato and math teacher Kathryn Biggs, pose with Ann Dye, director of the Chaves County Cancer Fund, and Rosalyn Robinson, president of CCCF. The squad donated around 200 dollars to CCCF. (Julia Bergman...

RDR wins big at NMPA awards

November 1, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Roswell Daily Record staff took home several awards from the 2011 Better Newspaper Contest. The New Mexico Press Association announced the winners at its annual meeting on Saturday. Publisher of the RDR, Charles Fischer, was elected as president of the NMPA...