Sun vs. clouds

August 23, 2015 • Local NewsComments (0)

The sun breaks through the clouds as the sun sets behind Chili’s Grill and Bar and the Wal-Mart Supercenter, 4500 N. Main St., as seen from the Bealls parking lot Friday night. (Bill Moffitt Photo) [/auth...

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John Schaffer not resting on laurels after two great careers

August 23, 2015 • Local NewsComments (1)

Schaffer Most people feel lucky if they have one good career, but Roswell resident John Schaffer said he’s been fortunate to have two — the first in the U.S. Air Force as a pilot and the second New Mexico Military Institute as a counselor. The...


Praying for wildfire victims

August 23, 2015 • Local NewsComments (0)

A Holden Prayer Service was held Saturday at St. Mark’s Evangelical Lutheran Church. The ecumenical service was held to prayer for the victims or recent wildfires in the Northwest. Three firefighters have died fighting the fires. Pastors from three local...


Robbery suspect flees from police, fights with officer

August 23, 2015 • Local NewsComments (0)

A 27-year-old Roswell man faces multiple criminal charges after he allegedly threatened Walmart employees while stealing a computer from the store, then sped through town — speeding through stop signs and refusing to stop for police as they tried to pull...


Kidnapper faces 34-year sentence

August 22, 2015 • Local NewsComments (0)

Chavez A Roswell man who defied a restraining order, broke into his ex-girlfriend’s home, kidnapped the woman and her son, held a knife to her throat as they drove to Hobbs and abandoned their son in a parking lot faces a possible sentence of more than...


Not an artist, but still a painter

August 22, 2015 • Local NewsComments (0)

A worker gives a sign a new coat of paint at the Roswell Museum and Art Center, 100 W. 11th St., Thursday. The Patricia Lubben Bassett Art Education Center is currently hosting the 32nd Annual Roswell Fine Arts League National Juried Art Show through...


A day to be serious and happy

August 22, 2015 • Local NewsComments (0)

The Roswell Job Corps Center held its graduation Friday at the Roswell Convention and Civic Center. Altogether, 180 students graduated with around 70 participating in the commencement ceremony with friends and family in attendance. Job Corps is a federally...


Welcome back, Grizzle

August 22, 2015 • Local NewsComments (0)

A welcome-back reception was held Friday at the home of Maj. Gen. Jerry Grizzle, right, superintendent of the New Mexico Military Institute. Pictured with Grizzle is Roswell Mayor Dennis Kintigh. (Bill Moffitt Photo) [/auth...


Portion of North Montana Avenue to temporarily close

August 22, 2015 • Local NewsComments (0)

A portion of North Montana Avenue will be closed beginning Tuesday as crews continue work on the installation of new water lines in the area. The portion between West Country Club Road and 27th Street will be closed to thru-traffic for about four weeks,...


RFD Call Log — Aug. 20-21

August 22, 2015 • Local NewsComments (0)

The Roswell Fire Department responded to these calls for the following dates. Medical calls are excluded. Aug 20 • At 7:00 a.m., smoke or odor removal, South Union Avenue and West Hobbs Street. • At 2:59 p.m., grass fire, 2700 block of South Lea Avenue....