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ENMU-R graduates 300+ students

December 9, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell graduates prepare for fall commencement Thursday, at the Roswell Convention and Civic Center. (Mark Wilson Photo) Eastern New Mexico University – Roswell faculty, students and families celebrated the largest graduating class during the fall semester in the 56-year history of the college, Thursday evening at the...

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New downtown master plan

December 9, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

City council voted to approve a new downtown master plan for Roswell at its regular business meeting, Thursday. The council also approved the designation of the city’s railroad district as a Metropolitan Redevelopment Area. The plan will replace the...

Icicles

December 8, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Icicles hanging from an eave begin to drip under the bright morning sun, Wednesday, as the area begins a slow thaw following the recent snowstorm. (Mark Wilson Photo) [/auth...

Adopt-a-thon in progress

December 8, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Animal Services’ new facility, at 705 E. McGaffey, just east of the Humane Society. Here it still sports a festive layer of Christmas snow befitting the spirit of giving. (Jessica Palmer Photo) The countdown begins for Roswell’s first Adopt-a-thon, a...

NM ranks 5th in US oil production

December 8, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Part 1 of 3 New Mexico produced 61,197,485 barrels of oil in the past year, ranking the state fifth in U.S. oil production, according to Randy Dade, District 2 supervisor for the New Mexico Oil Conservation Division. As of Oct. 28, the state had 57,977 active...

Anonymous tipster IDs the Man in the Locket

December 8, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Maybe it’s the shape of the brow and the thoughtful eyes peering underneath. Maybe it’s the slight, mischievous smile. But one Roswell resident believes she recognizes an unidentified man in a photograph inside a locket. Maybe — just maybe — this...

‘Hang on!!!’

December 7, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Taylor Valenzuela, 6, is pulled Iditarod style by Sasha and her big son, Samson, Tuesday morning at Enchanted Lands Park. (Mark Wilson Photo) [/auth...

Winter weather causes injuries and fatalities

December 7, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Emergency personnel tend to an overturned El Paso Natural Gas truck at mile marker 140 on U.S. 285 north of Roswell Tuesday morning. (Mark Wilson Photo) Two local residents died in traffic accidents in Dexter and Roswell in a period a little over 12 hours,...

Martinez arrested on drug charges

December 7, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Daria Martinez Daria Martinez, 43, was arrested on drug charges, Saturday. Martinez was one of 84 people who were targeted in a massive sting operation on Sept. 22. The operation was a combined county, state and federal effort, including Chaves County Metro...

City Councilors unsatisfied

December 7, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

City councilors were unsatisfied with the two additional redistricting concepts presented for their respective wards, at their third redistricting workshop Tuesday evening. Councilors viewed the concepts as drastically splitting precincts in their various...