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NMMI hosts 2012 JROTC drill meet

February 25, 2012 • Local NewsComments Off

High school rifle drill teams from around the state compete in the Douglas McBride Rifle Competition during the New Mexico Military Institute Drill Meet, Friday. The competition continues through today. (Mark Wilson Photo) Roswell is the site of a series of military-based competitive events that are attracting participants from New Mexico and its...

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Shriners, IHOP gala, Tuesday

February 25, 2012 • Local NewsComments Off

David Brown, left, and Phil Kopp of the Roswell Shrine Alien Patrol, greet young travelers Robert and Jackson Willmott of Whidbey Island, Wash., Friday morning, at IHOP. The Shriners were on hand to publicize Tuesday’s annual National Pancake Day and...

Britt seeks Dexter Town Council spot

February 25, 2012 • Local NewsComments Off

Sandra Britt (Courtesy Photo) Sandra Britt, music director at Midway Baptist Church and a school bus driver for Dexter schools, says she is seeking election for a Dexter Town Council seat during the valley elections in March. Dexter has two four-year council...

Avis Wright: Humanitarian, teacher, Pine Street Mom

February 25, 2012 • Local NewsComments Off

Avis Wright (Courtesy Photo) Born to parents who lived by the credo of loving and helping thy neighbor, even during the scarcity of the Great Depression, Avis Wright, 91, continues to apply the lessons of her childhood today. Wright is a retired schoolteacher...

Bingaman meets with ENMU-R students

February 24, 2012 • Local NewsComments Off

Sen. Jeff Bingaman, D-N.M., meets with students at ENMU-R during the Student Leadership Institute, Thursday. (Mark Wilson Photo) Putting a face to the issue of financial aid and schooling, Sen. Jeff Bingaman, D-N.M., met with students at Eastern New Mexico...

Roswell lawmakers address C of C

February 24, 2012 • Local NewsComments Off

Mike Gottlieb, Roswell Independent School District superintendent, and Rep. Nora Espinoza, R-Roswell, have a discussion during the Roswell Chamber of Commerce Lunch & Learn 2012 Legislative Lunch, Thursday. (Mark Wilson Photo) Roswell lawmakers gathered...

USPS processing center to close

February 24, 2012 • Local NewsComments Off

The Roswell USPS processing center, 497 W. Brasher Road. (Mark Wilson Photo) Due to the results of studies begun five months ago, the United States Postal Service has decided to move all processing operations from the Roswell Customer Service Mail...

Wizard’s chess?

February 23, 2012 • Local NewsComments Off

Cruz Larez ponders his next move during the annual Chess Jamboree for kindergartners, first- and second-graders from around the area at the Roswell Independent School District offices, Wednesday morning. (Mark Wilson Photo) [/auth...

Needed: 50,000-acre-feet of water

February 23, 2012 • Local NewsComments Off

Julia Bergman Record Staff Writer If New Mexico is unable to reach a target storage of 50,000-acre-feet of water in its reservoirs in the Pecos River Basin by March 1, the state will have to pump water wells in the southeastern region to deliver water to...

Sowards, Wilson stump at Lincoln Day Dinner, Tuesday

February 23, 2012 • Local NewsComments Off

G.B. Oliver, chairman of the Paragon Foundation, delivers the keynote address at the Republican Party of Chaves County Lincoln Day Dinner, Tuesday evening.(Julia Bergman Photo) Julia Bergman Record Staff Writer Tables filled with pamphlets portraying the...