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Gun expert hiccup during status hearing for 2011 death

September 11, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

Jose Arias, 20, appeared in 5th District Court, Monday, for a status hearing. Arias is charged with first-degree murder and tampering with evidence after the shooting of Victoria Velasquez-Arias, 22. The victim, granddaughter of Roswell City Councilor Elena Velas-quez, was found dead in her apartment on May 20, 2011. Police arrested Arias as he was [&hellip...

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United Way also helps affiliates: BBBS, First Tee, Loaves and Fishes, Wings for L.I.F.E.

September 9, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

This article is one in a series of stories focusing on local agencies that receive support from the United Way of Chaves County, which is currently conducting its annual fundraising campaign. As the United Way of Chaves County helps its affiliates, the favor...

It’s a dog’s life at Rio Pecos KC’s annual show

September 9, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

Karen Thomas, foreground, grooms her collie Harley, while Jan Coak works on Ty during the Annual Rio Pecos Kennel Club All Breed Dog Show held at RIAC Park, Saturday. Thomas and Coak were part of a group that traveled to Roswell from Arizona. Mark Wilson...

Bitter Lake Dragonfly Fest continues today

September 9, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

Young archers take aim at their targets during the 11th annual Dragonfly Festival at Bitter Lake National Wildlife Refuge, Saturday. Mark Wilson Photo Cool, cloudy weather and a little rain couldn’t keep nature enthusiasts from enjoying the 11th annual...

Powell recording about more than email

September 9, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

A recorded conversation between two apparent friends has reignited controversy surrounding members of Gov. Susana Martinez’s adminstration allegedly using their private emails to conduct state business. On Oct. 14, 2011, Brian Powell, of Roswell, recorded a...

Steve Smith is all about family, community, church and birds

September 8, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

Steve Smith takes care of the feathered ones. Jessica Palmer Photo Roswell born and bred, Steve Smith boasts a family line in Roswell that stretches back five generations. Smith has a respect for heritage and history, but he is also a man with a reverence for...

Lack of funds causes Foundation to close

September 8, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

After nearly 15 years of philanthropic leadership in Chaves County, the Community Foundation of Chaves County will be closing its doors Oct. 31 due to a lack of operational funds. The CFCC board of directors reached its decision at a closed board meeting...

ESGR takes bosses for a Black Hawk chopper ride

September 8, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

Civilians enjoy their ride aboard a Black Hawk helicopter during the ESGR support program, Friday. Mark Wilson Photo While traveling at speeds of 145 mph, you sit harnessed, wearing ear buds that only slightly mute the noise of the fervorous spinning chopper...

Semi carrying hazmat overturns

September 8, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

Mark Wilson Photo The Chaves County Sheriff’s Office and the New Mexico State Police Emergency Response Officers converged upon the scene of an overturned semi-truck on US 70 and 285, around 1 p.m. Friday. The semi was coming into Roswell, southbound. It...

At Boys & Girls Club, ‘it’s not only for now, it’s for the future, too’

September 7, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

This article is one in a series of stories focusing on local agencies that receive support from the United Way of Chaves County, which is currently conducting its annual fundraising campaign. Demonstrating its longstanding commitment to the welfare of...