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Teen mom arrested on charges of child abuse

January 12, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

A 19-year-old mother, Bridget Jasmine Murillo, was arrested Wednesday on charges of child abuse resulting in grievous bodily harm. The charges stem from a series of injuries inflicted on Murillo’s 9-month-old daughter. The case came to the attention to the Roswell Police Department on Dec. 2, 2012, when officers were called into Lovelace Regional...

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Tim Jennings honored by SNMEDD

January 11, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Tim Jennings sits in on the SNMEDD board of directors’ 42nd annual meeting at ENMU-R, Friday. (Mark Wilson Photo) During its 42nd annual board of directors meeting Friday, the Southeastern New Mexico Economic Development District/Council of Governments...

For Lori and Reynaldo Martinez, Boy Scouts a family tradition

January 11, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Lori and Reynaldo Martinez. (Ilissa Gilmore Photo) Instead of picking up a football or baseball, Dr. Reynaldo Martinez and his wife Lori encouraged their sons to pick up skills for life as Boy Scouts. Joseph, 15, and Lucas, 13, both started as Tiger Cubs in...

Conoco building gets a makeover

January 11, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

The old Conoco building on the 400 block of North Main Street is getting a face lift. The building, constructed some time between 1929 and 1931, is considered a historic preservation landmark. The project has been nearly 10 months in the making. The City had...

City OKs police attorney

January 11, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

After six months of hot and heavy debate, City Council approved Thursday the Police Department’s request for its own attorney, which will be a contracted position and funded out of the department’s budget. In August, Chief Al Solis and Deputy Chief Brad...

County shows its support of NM oil and gas production

January 11, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

During its monthly meeting Thursday, the Chaves County Board of Commissioners passed a resolution to establish the county’s support of oil and gas production in New Mexico in an effort to encourage other counties to do the same. The resolution, proposed by...

RFD responds to fire at railroad bridge

January 11, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

The Roswell Fire Department was called to the railroad bridge east of the intersection of Lincoln Avenue and Hendricks Street on Wednesday to extinguish a fire. The person reporting the fire, David Archibeque of Southwestern Railway, told officials that the...

IRS plans to open tax season Jan. 30

January 11, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

With recent tax changes made by Congress this month, tax season will start on Jan. 30. Due to the changes made under the American Taxpayer Relief Act (ATRA), The Internal Revenue Service announced this week that they would begin processing individual income...

City Council’s finance committee advocates police attorney position

January 9, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

City Council’s finance committee met Wednesday to firm up recommendations for tonight’s council meeting, which will address hot topics concerning the city’s budget, such as how to fund the Police Department’s request for its own attorney and Lodgers...

Sheriff Coon: SO now up to full staff

January 9, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Chaves County Sheriff Rob Coon announced Wednesday that the SO is now up to full staff. “We have been running between 85 to 90 percent for a while now. We’re up to 100 percent. There are not many agencies of this size in the state (that) can say that....