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Grassfire rips through open land

October 25, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

A grassfire races through open land near Woodbine and Baker roads southeast of Roswell Monday evening as firefighters work to surround and contain it. (Mark Wilson Photo) [/auth...

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One dies in car accident

October 25, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Officer Travis Holley stands before what is left of the vehicle, a 1500 Dodge Ram pickup, after Saturday’s roll-over accident that occurred on Main Street in front of the Home Depot. (Jessica Palmer Photo) Passenger Sergio Chacon, 21, died in an accident...

Oil and gas lease sale sells 27 tracts

October 25, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

A bid of $6,166.40 by Yates Petroleum Corporation on an oil tract in Chaves County will benefit public schools throughout the state. The bid was part of the New Mexico State Land Office’s monthly Oil and Gas Lease Sale which was held Oct. 18 in Santa Fe....

City approves amended ordinance of Economic Plan

October 25, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Following three hours of discussion and debate amongst city councilors, city officials and members of the Municipal Gross Receipts Tax committee, the Roswell City Council approved an amended ordinance regarding the city’s Economic Development Plan to be...

Man pleads guilty on charge

October 25, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Roswell native Adrian Orona, 35, pleaded guilty Friday in Las Cruces federal court to charge of a felon in possession of a firearm. Orona has been in federal custody since his arrest on Sept. 23. He will remain in custody until his sentencing hearing, which...

NMMI cadets, alumni mark Homecoming

October 23, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Maj. Gen. Jerry Grizzle, superintendent at the New Mexico Military Institute, leads alumni onto Stapp Field during the Homecoming Parade at the New Mexico Military Institute Saturday morning. (Mark Wilson Photo) [/auth...

Randy Travis performs at Pearson

October 23, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Randy Travis performs Saturday night at Pearson Auditorium. (Mark Wilson Photo) Randy Travis soared back to his roots Saturday night in Pearson Auditorium to a packed crowd that hooted, hollered and whistled to his opening numbers. Country to the core, the...

Police warn about international scam

October 23, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

The Roswell Police Department is warning people to beware of work-at-home scams. FedEx employees and detectives intercepted another scam in Roswell. FedEx employees turned another 22 envelopes over to detectives. According to police, the scam works in two...

Nesse actively involved with Neighborhood Watch

October 22, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Shirley Nesse when she was an officer of the National Secretaries Association on a tour with the group. She was among the first to set foot on a 747. (Courtesy Photo) At 85 years young, Shirley Nesse volunteers for the downtown offices of Neighborhood Watch,...

Alumni tour new Pearson Auditorium

October 22, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Dave West, vice president of New Mexico Military Institute facilities, shows a film for NMMI alumni depicting the history and recent renovations of Pearson Auditorium during a tour of the building Friday. (Mark Wilson Photo) Alumni of the New Mexico Military...