Carlsbad man admits to drug, firearm charges

March 14, 2015 • Local NewsComments (0)

A Carlsbad man police found with more than a pound of methamphetamine pleaded guilty in federal court in Las Cruces Friday to narcotics trafficking and firearms charges. David V. Munoz, 39, pleaded guilty to a three-count felony information charging him with possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute methamphetamine, being a felon in possession...

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Woman reported missing

March 14, 2015 • Local NewsComments (0)

Hollis   Police are asking help from the public to find a woman who was reported missing at 1:30 p.m. Friday. Candace Hollis, 32, lives with her family and has a mental disability, according to police. The woman was reported to have disappeared from the...


Roswell Fire Department Call Log — March 11-13

March 13, 2015 • Local NewsComments (0)

The Roswell Fire Department responded to these calls for the following dates:   March 11 • At 7:46 a.m., medical call, 2800 block of North Kentucky Avenue. • At 7:55 a.m., medical call, 3300 block of Bandolina Avenue. • At 10:26 a.m., medical...


Artful bags benefit senior food drive

March 13, 2015 • Local NewsComments (0)

Decorated bags will hang at Main Street Arts until they are used to deliver hot meals to seniors in April. The bags are part of Comfort Keepers’ Feed Seniors Now food drive, which is going until March 27. Non-perishable food items can be donated to Comfort...


Apartments, vets cemetery plans move ahead

March 13, 2015 • Local NewsComments (0)

Two construction projects in Roswell will be advancing a step in their plans after the City Council gave the go-ahead Thursday night. Those projects concern a luxury apartment complex on the north end of the city and the veterans cemetery on Southeast Main...


EDC’s oil survey spouts bad news

March 13, 2015 • Local NewsComments (0)

A recent survey distributed throughout Chaves County related to the oil industry forecasts a crude economic future if the price of oil continues to drop. The local economy will take an estimated $30 million loss in revenue and job cutbacks if the per-barrel...


Xcel Energy plans 140 MW of new solar energy

March 13, 2015 • Local NewsComments (0)

This photo of a 20-megawatt solar field just north of Las Vegas, Nev., completed by NextEra Energy Resources, shows what a proposed solar farm in Chaves County would look like. The Nevada solar farm is on 160 acres, whereas the proposed solar farm in Chaves...


Optimist clubs to honor internat’l essay contest winners

March 13, 2015 • Local NewsComments (0)

Stover   The Noon and Sunrise Optimist clubs of Roswell have announced the winners in their annual international essay contest. Kylie Stover of Roswell High School earned first-place honors, Clair Willden of Goddard was second and Briana Hodge of Roswell...


Garden clubs gather

March 13, 2015 • Local NewsComments (0)

The New Mexico Garden Club District V held its spring meeting Thursday at the Roswell Elks Lodge. District V consists of Home Garden Club and Morning Garden Club from Roswell, Artesia Garden Club from Artesia, Lincoln Garden Club from Ruidoso and...


Tax preparer charged with fraud, racketeering

March 12, 2015 • Local NewsComments (0)

Franco   SANTA FE — A Roswell tax preparer has been charged with dozens of counts of tax fraud and racketeering for allegedly fraudulently preparing tax returns for 28 individuals from 2011 to 2014. Sylvia Franco, 45, of Roswell, owned and operated...