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Sheriff completes courthouse study

February 1, 2012 • Local NewsComments Off

Chaves County Sheriff Rob Coon completed a five-year study about the number of people who enter the courthouse. “The figures have shown a steady rising peaking in 2009. The figures (pertaining to visitors) were down in 2011 while the number of prisoners are up. Why this is the case, I couldn’t say. You would think [&hellip...

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RMAC film series opens 2/2

February 1, 2012 • Local NewsComments Off

Roswell Museum and Art Center staff are willing to take anyone who’s willing on a cinematic trip around the world — all expenses paid. The RMAC will be showing three movies as part of its International Winter Film Series. The first film, “Mother of...

Alex Escobar goes missing

February 1, 2012 • Local NewsComments Off

Alejandro (Alex) Escobar, missing since Friday. The Roswell Police Department is seeking assistance from the public to find Alejandro (Alex) Escobar, 61. The family reported that Escobar was missing on Sunday, at which time he already had been missing for 48...

Happy Birthday El Capitan

January 31, 2012 • Local NewsComments Off

Kindergartners at El Capitan Elementary celebrate their 100th day of school by dressing up as 100-year-olds, Friday. The students spent the day learning all aspects of the number.(Mark Wilson Photo) [/auth...

Artesia man shot and killed Sunday

January 31, 2012 • Local NewsComments Off

Jessica Palmer Record Staff Writer An Artesia man, Michael Evans, was shot and killed Sunday. Artesia Dispatch received a call from a security guard around 10 p.m. Sunday. The caller identified himself as an employee of the Sierra Security and Investigations...

SAVIN could be possible if bill passes

January 31, 2012 • Local NewsComments (1)

Jessica Palmer Record Staff Writer If Senate Bill 176 passes, money will be available for the state’s automated victims notification system. The bill would allow funds in the “Corrections Department Intensive Supervision fund” to be used to notify...

Maples, pastor, seeking election for Ward I seat

January 31, 2012 • Local NewsComments Off

Bob Maples Julia Bergman Record Staff Writer Councilor Bob Maples, pastor at the United Church of Roswell, says he’s seeking election for his Ward I seat during the municipal election in March. Maples was first elected to the council in 1992. His third...

Missing man found dead

January 31, 2012 • Local NewsComments Off

The 73-year-old man, who went missing from Ruidoso on Jan. 20, was found dead around 2 p.m. Sunday. Kenneth Paul Payne suffered from Alzheimer’s. He was last seen around 10:30 a.m. outside of Ruidoso Downs Walmart. His body was located around 1.5 miles from...

United Way surpasses 2010 campaign total

January 31, 2012 • Local NewsComments Off

Julia Bergman Record Staff Writer Although the United Way of Chaves County 2011 Campaign did not reach its goal of $575,000, it surpassed the 2010 campaign total by $26,000, or five percent, and represented the third highest increase in the past 20 years....

Fire destroys everything couple had

January 29, 2012 • Local NewsComments Off

Ken ‘Pops’ Riley and Jennie Wright survey the damage to their home in Midway, Thursday afternoon, looking for any possessions that might have survived the fire that totally destroyed their longtime residence, late Sunday night. (Mark Wilson Photo) On...