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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 opening statements, Assistant District Attorney Matthew Stone gave a bare recital of the facts...

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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...

Police invade wrong house

September 27, 2011 • Local NewsComments (2)

One Roswell family received a shock Friday evening when officials attempted to raid their home. The couple, Nancy and Orlando Parker, had just moved into this particular residence on July 15. Wife Nancy said, “They were ready to shoot.” The incident...

Special session ends; work unfinished

September 27, 2011 • Local News • • Comments Off

The heated 19-day legislative special session came to a halt on Saturday, as legislators returned home and expectations that redistricting would be decided by the courts remained. The legislature adjourned with few bills reaching Gov. Susana Martinez’s...

Chile Cheese Festival arrives

September 25, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Emmanuel Arana has his face painted as Marko Estrada looks on during the 19th annual Chile Cheese Festival at the Roswell Convention Center Friday. (Mark Wilson Photo) The best New Mexico has to offer as far as food, keepsakes, jewelry and hospitality came...

Democratic Party of NM gathers

September 25, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

U.S. Senate candidates Hector Balderas, left, and Martin Heinrich converse during the State Central Committee Meeting for the Democratic Party Saturday at the Roswell Convention Center.(Mark Wilson Photo) Democratic hopefuls to the U.S. Senate focused on...

Roswell native appears on Carson Nation on O.W.N.

September 25, 2011 • Local NewsComments (1)

Linda Elliott, who recently got a makeover on the reality TV show Carson Nation. (Vanessa Kahin Photo) A reality TV show specializing in makeovers helped a Roswell native get back in touch with who she is and how much she’s accomplished in life. Linda...

Sheriff’s Posse Rodeo Play Days a success

September 25, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

The excitement and revelry of the Old West are renewed in newer generations, thanks in part to events like the Chaves County Sheriff’s Posse Rodeo Play Days. About 60 children and teens — from kindergarteners through older teens — competed in the annual...

Economy picking up

September 25, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Certain economic indicators suggest that Roswell’s economy is slowly picking up. One of the indicators is the housing market. Dan Coleman, president of Roswell’s Association of Realtors said, “It’s not as rosy as it was a couple of years ago, but...