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Final city manager candidate visits Roswell; Council to discuss applicants in executive session Tuesday

August 29, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Kenneth Young, left, and City Councilor Caleb Grant listen to a question from one of the City Council members during a City Council workshop on Thursday in Roswell. (Randal Seyler Photo)   The fifth and final candidate for the Roswell city manager position was interviewed Thursday by eight of the city’s 10 councilors. Kenneth Allen [&hellip...

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Gym raises $1,300 for ALS

August 29, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Members of Alton’s Power Block Gym did the Ice Bucket Challenge Thursday. The gym was challenged by another business and since there are some gym members who have ALS, owner Betsy Shields said it opened the challenge to members of the gym. More than 40...

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Meth dealer handed 15-year prison sentence

August 29, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

An illegal immigrant from Mexico who was snared in a multi-jurisdictional drug task force operation in December was given a hefty prison sentence Thursday in 5th Judicial District Court in Roswell. Jesus Avalos-Hernandez, 23, was sentenced Thursday to 27...

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Lunch and Learn event teaches about the danger of texting while driving

August 29, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Candace Lewis, office manager at the Roswell Chamber of Commerce, takes the distracted driver simulator test while Roswell Fire Chief Chad Hamill looks on. (Mary Morgan Photos)   On Thursday, the Roswell Chamber of Commerce, along with AT&T and the...

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Labor Day weekend road trips will cost drivers less at pumps

August 29, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

For New Mexico residents who plan to take the traditional end-of-summer road trip this weekend, filling up at the pump will cost less than one week ago and one year ago. The statewide average for a gallon of regular unleaded fuel in the Land of Enchantment is...

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Sponsors, players sought for ENMU-R golf tournament

August 28, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

The ENMU-Roswell Foundation will hold its 12th annual Golf Tournament on Saturday, Oct. 4, at NMMI Golf Course. Tee times are 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. The cost for the four-person team scramble tournament is $75 per player or $300 per team. Teams should have a...

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Final city manager candidate interview today

August 28, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Steven Polasek, city manager of Keller, Texas, is interviewed on Monday by Roswell City Council members. Polasek was the fourth candidate to be interviewed by city officials and staff members during the past two weeks. The final candidate will be in town...

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Elvis has left the driveway; Resident Steve Elrod says he met Presley growing up across the street from Graceland

August 28, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Steve Elrod with some of the Elvis memorabilia recently sent to him by his mother. (Timothy P. Howsare Photo)   To the world, he was “The King,” but to Steve Elrod and the other teenage boys who he played football with, Elvis Presley was the friendly...

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Man acquitted of child molestation charges

August 28, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Shay Dickinson (Photo from mugshots.com)   A Roswell man who had pleaded no contest to molestation charges involving three young girls has been found not guilty on all charges during two jury trials in 5th Judicial District court in Roswell. Shay...

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Man beaten, stabbed for firing dairy employee; 2 brothers, suspects, arrested

August 28, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

A Chaves County man was beaten and stabbed on Tuesday by masked attackers after he was tasked with firing one of the suspected attackers from his job at a local dairy. Chaves County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to the Cheyenne II Dairy, located at...