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RPD’s SWAT trains at Mesa Verde Apts

March 16, 2012 • Local NewsComments Off

SWAT team members perform a training exercise at the Mesa Verde Apartments, Thursday morning. (Mark Wilson Photo) The Roswell Police Department held SWAT training exercises, Thursday, at Mesa Verde Apartments, 502 S. Wyo-ming Ave. Commander Bill Brown said Mesa Verde was chosen because the owner offered apartments that were in the process of being renovated...

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Daredevil jumps from 71,581 feet

March 16, 2012 • Local NewsComments Off

Felix Baumgartner prepares to jump during the first manned test flight for Red Bull Stratos over Roswell,Thursday. (AP Photo) Felix Baumgartner became the third person to successfully jump from more than 70,000 feet, Thursday, ascending an estimated 71,581...

Roswell rises early to celebrate county on Agriculture Day

March 16, 2012 • Local NewsComments Off

Jeff Witte, director/secretary, New Mexico Department of Agriculture, prepares to address those attending Rise with Roswell Agriculture Day 2012 at the fairgrounds, Thursday morning. (Mark Wilson Photo) Rise with Roswell was held Thursday at the Eastern New...

No new taxes?

March 16, 2012 • Local NewsComments Off

Deciding to pursue other alternatives to finance renovations to the Chaves County Adult Detention Center, the Chaves County Board of Commissioners took formal action to reject the adoption of proposed ordinance O-084, which would increase the county’s...

RPD arrests, charges Rianna Lucero, 19

March 16, 2012 • Local NewsComments Off

The Roswell Police Department arrested Rianna Lucero, 19, Wednesday, on four counts of aggravated assault, two counts with a vehicle and two counts with a knife. The incident occurred on March 11 and appeared in the Record’s Police Blotter on Tuesday....

‘Who are you calling an old coot’?

March 15, 2012 • Local NewsComments Off

American coots swim the waters of Bitter Lake National Wildlife Refuge, Wednesday. (Mark Wilson Photo) [/auth...

Needed: Public loo downtown

March 15, 2012 • Local NewsComments Off

As Roswell nears spring break and summer festivals, merchants within the downtown shopping district have expressed their concerns about increased usage of their restrooms, a problem that has many hoping a public restroom will be built close to the...

DDSD conducts public meeting on new system

March 15, 2012 • Local NewsComments Off

Statewide around 3,800 individuals receive services through the Developmental Disabilities Medicaid Waiver Program, which serves as an alternative to institutional care, and more than 5,600 are on the waiting list. The program is de-signed to provide services...

LRH’s ER space to premiere Monday

March 15, 2012 • Local NewsComments Off

When Janelle Raborn, interim CEO of Lovelace Regional Hospital, saw the facility’s emergency room, she saw a need — for more space, more staff and faster service. The hospital’s current ER has only three rooms. Its cramped space does not allow for a...

Debra Smith tapestry show opens at Isaac’s Gallery, Friday

March 15, 2012 • Local NewsComments Off

Debra Smith stands in front of samples of her work at Isaac’s Gallery, 309 N. Virginia Ave., Tuesday. (Vanessa Kahin Photo) Weaving what she loves most about the traditional Japanese kimono with her passion for fabric, artist Debra Smith invites the...