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Roswell spring bird count planned

April 15, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

The Audubon Society sponsors two bird counts each year — the Christmas Bird Count and the Spring Migration Count. This year the spring count will be held on Saturday, May 10, and will be coordinated by the United Field Ornithologist of Roswell (UFO-R). Roswell is divided into eight regions and teams are assigned to each [&hellip...

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Evans receives congressional recognition

April 15, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Roswell High School senior Emlyn Evans, left, was honored Tuesday during an assembly at the high school during which U.S. Congressman Steve Pearce, right, announced Evans’s appointment to the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs and presented him with a...

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Hispanic contribution to rocketry recalled

April 14, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Pablo Ornelas on the steps of a bank in Spur, Texas, in the 1930s. Ornelas was one of Robert Goddard’s “Don Quixotes” who helped build and launch rockets in Roswell in the 1930s. (Courtesy Photo) When Dr. Robert H. Goddard was in New Mexico creating the...

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Pearce to hold prairie chicken town hall today

April 14, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Rep. Steve Pearce Congressman Steve Pearce has invited anyone affected by the recent listing by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife of the lesser prairie chicken to join him at 1 p.m. today for a town hall meeting at the Roswell Chamber of Commerce. “You have a...

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Fatal crash blamed on drivers lack of attention

April 14, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

A Carlsbad woman died Monday after the car she was driving was struck by a commercial truck. State police say driver inattention was a contributing factor in the crash. Officers responded to the intersection of U.S. 285 and Derrick Road, between Carlsbad and...

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Regional legislators speak at annual lunch

April 14, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

State legislators provided attendees with a legislative update from this year’s session Monday at the Chamber of Commerce’s Lunch and Learn. The main topics included explanations of recently passed legislation, education funding, capital outlay, oil and...

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Marching for babies

April 12, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Nicole Spear and son, Brantley, participate in the March for Babies benefiting March of Dimes New Mexico at Cielo Grande Park, Saturday. (Mark Wilson Photo)...

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Running colors

April 12, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

The Colorful 5K Run held on Saturday morning at Jaycee Park in Artesia was an overwhelming success with more than 600 registered runners treking through multiple color explosions. At the beginning of the run, Native Air did a helicopter fly-by to recognize...

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Bataan Death March survivor Aldrich remembered

April 12, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Aldrich An American hero quietly slipped from our midst on April 1. Jack Aldrich, 93, of Roswell, was a survivor of the Bataan Death March — one of the most infamous events in the Pacific Theater of World War II. Aldrich served in the New Mexico National...

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Elks name Veterans’ Golfer of the Year

April 12, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

The sixth annual Elks Veterans’ Golfer of the Year of 2014 is Lt. Col. (ret.) Andy Norton. A proud Korea and Vietnam veteran, Norton was stationed at the Walker Airbase. He was born and raised in El Paso, Texas, during his assignment at Walker, Norton made...