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Smokey turns 70

August 9, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

File Photo by Bill Moffitt A Smokey Bear character waves to visitors at the Smokey Bear Historical Park in his home town of Capitan, 70 miles west of Roswell. Smokey Bear is turning 70 today, but don’t bring any candles to the party, please. As the friendly, huggable bear with the brimmed hat and shovel [&hellip...

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Battered woman joke sullies public hearing

August 9, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

By Jeff Tucker Record Staff Writer A highly contentious zoning dispute that has already cost Chaves County $30,000 in legal costs turned even uglier last month when a county resident publicly made a crude and highly offensive joke about battered women. The...

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Councilor Perry wants to challenge marijuana law

August 9, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

By Randal Seyler and Jeff Tucker Record Staff Writers Roswell City Councilor Jason Perry has a question that King Solomon would have trouble answering — If you are going to break a law, which one should you break? “In a nutshell, I’m not here to argue...

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Riggs appointed to 5th Judicial District Court

August 9, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Staff Report Gov. Susana Martinez announced the appointment of attorney Kea Riggs of Roswell to fill the vacancy on the 5th Judicial District Court in Chaves County on Friday. Riggs was nominated for the judgeship on Thursday following the convening of a...

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Fire Department seeking arson info, recruits

August 7, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Roswell Fire Chief Chad Hamill, left to right, City Councilor and fire committee chair Art Sandoval, City Councilor and fire committee member Tabitha Denny and Evangelina Guerrero, also of the Roswell Fire Department. (Jerry Heck Photo)   The arsons that...

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Commission nominates Riggs for judge; Currier honored by friends, family and co-workers

August 7, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Kea Riggs, left, nominee for the 5th Judicial District Court judgeship, visits with retiring judge Charles Currier on Thursday following a retirement ceremony and reception for Currier. Riggs received the nomination to fill Currier’s position in a...

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Appellate Judge Hanisee up for election

August 7, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Judge J. Miles Hanisee of the New Mexico Court of Appeals visited the Roswell Daily Record Thursday. Hanisee is up for election in November against Democrat challenger Kerry Kiernan. (Timothy P. Howsare Photo)   New Mexico Court of Appeals Judge J. Miles...

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Proud to help students

August 7, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

First American Bank and Desert Sun Motors donated about 100 backpacks filled with school supplies to students in the Roswell Independent School District. From left, J. Kevin Ballard, First American; Kevin Caley, Desert Sun; Emolene Aguilar, First American;...

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Closures to continue on North Union Avenue

August 7, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Full-width road closures in two-block increments will continue through September on North Union Avenue. A new school zone is being constructed on North Union and Montana avenues between 19th Street and Country Club Road. The new school zone is due to the...

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High-tech startup announces Roswell Discovery Day event

August 7, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

High Desert Discovery District (HD3) — New Mexico’s first privately-led high technology start-up accelerator — announced it will partner with the Association of Commerce and Industry (ACI), Roswell Chaves County Economic Development Corp. and Delicious...