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UFO Fest brings attention to local talent and artists

September 30, 2011 • Local News • • Comments (1)

Besides attracting alien enthusiasts from New Mexico to New Zealand, the 2011 UFO Festival also drew attention to a relatively new group of attendees: local artists from Roswell and the surrounding areas, that otherwise go unnoticed. Thirty-two acts were featured at the 2011 festival, most of whom were local performers, according to Greg Neal, co-chair of...

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Cattlemen’s coming back

September 29, 2011 • Local News • • Comments Off

Ole Noriega of Betco and other laborers work around the clock remodeling Cattlemen’s Steak House in an effort to be ready for a grand re-opening by this Friday. The new and improved restaurant will feature a bar, new carpeting, lights and furniture, and a...

Study to evaluate problems facing local youth

September 29, 2011 • Local News • • Comments Off

In an effort to evaluate the youth in the community and the ways in which programs can be developed to solve the issues affecting them, the Chaves County Comprehensive Strategy Board voted to conduct a developmental assets study at Roswell and Goddard high...

Testimony continues in Herrera trial

September 29, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

The prosecution continued to present evidence Wednesday in the State of New Mexico versus Israel Herrera. Herrera is accused of felony homicide for the Nov. 22, 2010, shooting of Stephen Foster, 25. Eyewitness Tina Rodriguez (Herrera) told about the events of...

Clock ticking for city horse owner

September 29, 2011 • Local NewsComments (1)

Hailee Lance, 6, brushes her pony, Buddy, on Wednesday. (Vanessa Kahin Photo) Just one year shy of the end of a five-year grace period she was given to get rid of her livestock, Pamela Rhodes had — albeit temporarily — acquired more animals. Rhodes lives...

Five-foot iguana on the loose

September 28, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

One Roswell family is desperately seeking the newest addition to the family, a 5-foot iguana named Izzy. “We just bought him,” said Melissa Atkinson. Izzy made his escape around 1:30 p.m. Monday as Atkinson was getting wood to build a new and more...

VCA participates in Community Day

September 28, 2011 • Local News • • Comments Off

Sixth-graders from Valley Christian Academy play with children at the Working Mother’s Day Nursery as part of the school’s Community Day, Tuesday. (Julia Bergman photo) [/auth...

Herrera trial begins

September 28, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Day one in the State of New Mexico versus Israel Herrera began State’s evidence, Tuesday. After jury selection, Judge Charles Currier outlined the charges, felony murder and tampering with evidence, following the shooting death of Stephen Foster, 25. In...

Roswell Regional to become part of ENMMC

September 28, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

It was meant to bring Roswell freedom of choice. But now, just four years after opening its doors, Roswell Regional Hospital will soon be part and parcel with Eastern New Mexico Medical Center. During a private gala to celebrate the opening of the new...

Stevenson graduates from FBI academy program

September 27, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

The Roswell Police Department announced, Monday, that Commander Alan Stevenson graduated from the 246th Session of the FBI National Academy Program, Quantico, Virginia, on Sept. 16. Chief Al Solis expressed his pride in Stevenson’s accomplishment. Stevenson...