Championship Ranch Rodeo begins tonight

August 14, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Ranch rodeo action returns to Roswell tonight at the Eastern New Mexico State Fairgrounds when the 26th annual Championship Ranch Rodeo kicks off at 7 p.m. (Submitted Photo)   A longstanding tradition of family fun returns to Roswell tonight when the 26th annual New Mexico Championship Ranch Rodeo kicks off at 7 p.m. at the [&hellip...

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County SAR volunteers well-trained to help find those who get lost in wilderness

August 14, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Members of Chaves County Search & Rescue discuss plans for the future during a recent regular monthly meeting. From left at the head table are Howard Hicks, treasurer; Gary Wells, secretary; Jason Burns, president; and Rick Overmier, vice-president. (Bill...


Kids get back to school

August 14, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Thursday was the first day of school for students in the Roswell Independent School District. Students from Goddard High, Del Norte Elementary and Mesa Middle schools are pictured on their first day. The opening of Military Heights Elementary has been delayed...


Principal: Good things going on at Mesa Middle

August 14, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Kiwanian Vernon Dyer, center, visits with math teacher Linda Schultz, left, and principal Jennifer Cole, both from Mesa Middle School, on Tuesday at K-Bob’s Steakhouse. Cole and Schultz discussed the school’s programs with the Roswell Kiwanis Club....


Moving mounds of mud

August 14, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Iris Ruiz, specialist E-4, and David Hernandez, specialist E-4 from the Army National Guard build the tire climbing wall and mud pit Thursday in preparation for this weekend’s Mud Sweat and Tears obstacle race at the uncultivated area between the Noon...


Udall lauds Job Corps students

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U.S. Sen. Tom Udall addresses Roswell Job Corps students Wednesday. Udall told the students that Job Corps is one of the best employment programs in the country. (Jeff Tucker Photo)   Twice defeated before winning an election, U.S. Sen. Tom Udall told...


Duffey has fundraising advantage over Ortega

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Steve Stone Graphic   Four years ago, Republican James Duffey defeated Democrat Eloy Ortega Jr. by a single vote to win the District 1 race for Chaves County commissioner. Duffey and Ortega, both of Roswell, will square off again this November for the...


IRS repeats warning about phone scams

August 14, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) continue to hear from taxpayers who have received unsolicited calls from individuals demanding payment while fraudulently claiming to be from the IRS. Based...


New El Capitan Elementary school welcomes students; District finishing up $49.1 million in construction projects

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Chad Cole, assistant superintendent for finance and operations, at left, discusses ongoing construction projects with the Board of Education while board members Peggy Brewer, Mackenzie Hunt and Superintendent Tom Burris listen on Tuesday in the Roswell...


Donations of school supplies needed for second giveaway

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Students from the Roswell Job Corps Health Occupations program were helping Prison Door Ministry prepare for a second School Supply Giveaway, which will be held at 4 p.m. on Saturday at the Roswell Mall, said Johnny Gonzales, community volunteer and minister....