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RISD stepping up recruitment to fill 60 vacancies

September 11, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

It could be a marriage made in heaven. Roswell Independent School District needs to fill about 60 teaching positions and Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, Texas, is seeking jobs for its education graduates. In mid-October, Tom Burris, district superintendent, and Andy Sweet, assistant superintendent for human resources, are traveling to...

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Residents receive scam phone calls

September 11, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Two Roswell residents received phone calls Tuesday from people claiming to be representing the popular Publishers Clearing House Sweepstakes, but the callers asked the residents for money in order to obtain their supposed prize checks. The Roswell Police...

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Kirksey sole applicant for new judgeship; Judicial nominating commission meets today in Lovington

September 11, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Kirksey   Hobbs attorney Lee Kirksey is the only applicant who has applied for the judicial vacancy on the 5th Judicial District Court, according to a news release issued by the court on Monday. The vacancy is due to the creation of a new judgeship by...

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9/11 movie set to wrap in December

September 11, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Director and screen writer Robert Randall films a shot of actress Rachelle Krebs in a scene for an upcoming TV movie about 9/11 in Roswell in September 2013. (File Photo)   A “made for television” movie partially filmed in Roswell based on the events...

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Longtime Lincoln County journalist Hammond dies

September 11, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Lincoln County News owner Lilah “Ruth” Hammond, 78, of Carrizozo, died peacefully in her sleep on Sept. 4. (Courtesy Photo)   Lilah “Ruth” Hammond of Carrizozo, 78, owner of the Lincoln County News, died peacefully in her sleep on Sept. 4....

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18-year-old man reported missing

September 11, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

An 18-year-old Roswell resident has gone missing and police are asking for help in locating him. Jorge Garcia was last seen one week ago, on Sept. 3, by his grandfather at the house the two share in the 800 block of East Bland Street. The two had an argument...

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Parks director: Public opinion split on fate of Yucca Center

September 10, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Tim Williams, left, Roswell’s director of parks and recreation, discusses the Yucca Recreation Center with the Roswell Kiwanis Club on Tuesday, while Kiwanian Abel Esquibel, at right, listens. (Randal Seyler Photo)   Residents attending the recent...

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City Council approves Polasek as new city manager

September 10, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

The City Council approved hiring Steven Polasek, the city manager of Keller, Texas, to be the next Roswell city manager. “I am very humbled and honored to be selected to be the next city manager for the city of Roswell,” Polasek said Tuesday night...

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Duffey surpasses 10K in campaign funds

September 10, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Following the lead of the Chaves County Republican Party, the Democratic Party of Chaves County has chipped in for the only contested race for a county office on the Nov. 4 general election ballots, although Republican Commissioner James Duffey continues to...

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Mold remediation underway at fire station after weekend away

September 10, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Firefighters moved back into Fire Station One on Monday after mold experts had a chance to examine the building, Deputy Fire Chief Devin Graham said on Monday. Officials discovered mold growing in the fire station, which is located downtown on South...