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Duran denies county’s questions for November ballot; Commissioner says county made its point

September 26, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Chaves County Commissioner Greg Nibert speaks at Tuesday’s quarterly meeting of the Roswell Chaves County Economic Development Corp. (Jeff Tucker Photo)   New Mexico Secretary of State Dianna Duran has denied a request by the Chaves County Commission to place five non-binding questions on November ballots, although Bernalillo and Santa Fe...

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5,600 lose power in thunderstorm

September 25, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

This picture taken between 6:30 and 7 p.m. Wednesday from the St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church parking lot shows a tail cloud that formed during a thunderstorm that knocked out power to 5,600 customers and dropped golf-ball size hail north of the city. (Randal...

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Deputy cabinet secretary visits city library; Trustees discuss upcoming Bond B election

September 25, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Michael Delello, deputy cabinet secretary of the Department of Cultural Affairs, visited the Roswell Public Library’s Board of Trustees meeting on Thursday. (Randal Seyler Photo)   A state official was in town Thursday visiting the Roswell Public...

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Brake failure causes commercial vehicle to overturn at WIPP

September 25, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

A commercial vehicle wreck with injuries occurred Monday at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant, approximately 26 miles near Carlsbad. The driver, Ernesto Ramos, 39, of El Paso, Texas, was transported to the Carlsbad Medical Center with non-life threatening...

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First flu case of season reported in New Mexico

September 25, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE — The New Mexico Department of Health announced Thursday the first laboratory-confirmed influenza case of the season in a 94-year-old man from Bernalillo County who was hospitalized. Last year, the first case of influenza was also reported in...

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Job Corps luncheon shows off students’ skills

September 25, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

The Roswell Job Corps held a community relations luncheon on its campus Thursday. Job Corps staffers Rhonda Smith and Eric Hollon introduce the culinary students as they state their names and jobs in front of the guests. The students prepared the lunch. (Mary...

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Hiring event for older workers

September 25, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

The New Mexico Aging & Long-term Services Department is hosting a workshop for older people seeking employment titled “Hire the Unencumbered Older Worker: Legal Issues for Seniors.” The event will be held today from 9 a.m. to noon at the Roswell Adult...

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Open house shares sobering statistics

September 25, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

From left, Harvest Ministries Executive Director Mark Green with volunteers Martha Gonzales, Ricky Byrd, Mike Mullennix, Elijah Cooeyate, Elva Barron and Dale Rice. (Timothy P. Howsare Photo)   An open house was held Wednesday at the Harvest Ministries...

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County Board proposes five ballot questions; Commission joins Bernalillo and Santa Fe counties

September 25, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

With the mindset of “What comes around, goes around” or perhaps “All’s fair in politics and war,” the Chaves County commissioners have come up with five non-binding ballot questions of their own they are trying to present to voters in the Nov. 4...

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NMMI names 6 to Hall of Fame

September 25, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Six distinguished alumni of New Mexico Military Institute will be inducted into the school’s Hall of Fame, Friday, Oct. 10, as part of the Institute’s Homecoming 2014 festivities. The Institute honors its alumni in four categories: eminence in their...