Getting ready for the big leagues

April 17, 2015 • Local NewsComments (0)

The Goddard High School band hosted a concert Tuesday night with the bands from Berrendo Middle School and Sierra Middle School. The concert was hosted so that Goddard High School band members could receive feedback from directors on what they need to work on before heading to competition in a few weeks. (Shawn Naranjo Photo)...

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Artesia man admits to big meth find

April 17, 2015 • Local NewsComments (0)

An Artesia man found with over 4 pounds of methamphetamine pleaded guilty Thursday in federal court in Las Cruces to methamphetamine trafficking and firearms charges. Martin O. Madrid, 25, pleaded guilty to a felony information charging him with possession of...


Peachtree celebrates sale

April 17, 2015 • Local NewsComments (0)

 A ribbon cutting was held Friday to celebrate the purchase of Peachtree Village Retirement Community by Compass Senior Living. A proclamation was read by Mayor Dennis Kintigh. About 300 people turned out for the event. Compass also owns retirement...


RFD Call Log — April 15-16

April 17, 2015 • Local NewsComments (0)

The Roswell Fire Department responded to these calls for the following dates:    April 15 • At 8:22 a.m., medical call, 1500 block of North Washington Avenue. • At 9:14 a.m., medical call, 2600 block of North Kentucky Avenue. • At 9:19 a.m., fire...


Senate leader says special session imminent

April 16, 2015 • Local NewsComments (0)

New Mexico Senate Minority Floor Leader Stuart Ingle speaks at Wednesday’s monthly luncheon of the Chaves County Republican Women. Ingle, R-Portales, said state lawmakers will likely convene soon for a special legislative session to pass a capital outlay...


Community backs child abuse awareness rally

April 16, 2015 • Local NewsComments (0)

Chaves County CASA and the Children, Youth and Families Department held their first Child Abuse Community Awareness Rally Wednesday on the Chaves County Courthouse lawn. About 100 people attended, said CASA Executive Director Carrie-Leigh Cloutier. A free...


Health care panel needs boost

April 16, 2015 • Local NewsComments (0)

Local health care officials are spreading the word that their monthly meetings are open to the public. The Chaves County Health Planning Commission holds one-hour meetings on the fourth Wednesday of each month at the Unity Center, and organizers want as many...


AerSale: Part of Roswell community

April 16, 2015 • Local NewsComments (0)

David Querio, director of quality for AerSale, speaks to Kiwanis about the role AerSale has in the community while Valery Brakeman, human resource manager for AerSale, listens. (Dylanne Petros Photo)   Roswell has been AerSale’s home for the past five...


April showers bring …

April 16, 2015 • Local NewsComments (0)

Who says yucca plants and cacti can’t get along? This large yucca and what appear to be Claret Cup Cactus were spotted just before Sunday in a front yard in Roswell.  (Shawn Naranjo Photo)...


Cooperative Extension Service gets limelight

April 16, 2015 • Local NewsComments (0)

Sandra Barraza, director of the New Mexico State University Cooperative Extension Service — Chaves County Office, was the guest speaker at the Pecos Valley Rotary Club’s Wednesday lunch meeting. The Cooperative Extension Service provides New Mexicans with...