Faith is what keeps him going: Pastor Valdez has touched many lives over his 50 years in the ministry

October 19, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Sam Valdez has been the Spanish pastor at First Baptist Church for the past 35 years. (Timothy P. Howsare Photo)   For 35 years, Sam Valdez has been the Spanish pastor at First Baptist Church in Roswell. Both he and his wife, Toni, ran the Jireh Clothing Ministry, which provides free clothing and school supplies [&hellip...

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Schmitt discusses Goddard, NASA career

October 18, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Dr. Harrison Schmitt, Apollo 17 astronaut and one of the last two men to walk on the moon, visits with members of New Mexico Military Institute’s Flight Club on Friday. Schmitt is in Roswell as part of the “Aiming for the Stars” celebration of the...


Readers support commission’s ballot questions

October 18, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Non-binding ballot questions the Chaves County Commissioners unsuccessfully attempted to place on general election ballots likely would have been approved by voters, according to a non-scientific poll of Daily Record readers. Online and print readers were in...


Pillars of character to take over schools next week

October 18, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Character Counts! will be happening in local schools next week. A press conference, held Friday at the Chaves County Administration Center, explained how Character Counts! in Chaves County got its start and the events that will be occurring next week....


Boy Scouts helps prepare young men for adulthood

October 18, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

The Boy Scouts of America has been a staple in Chaves County since 1913 and the organization has been able to flourish with the help of the United Way. The Boy Scouts Conquistador Council started in 1924 under the name of Eastern New Mexico Council. In 1953,...


Commissioners to petition Congress on PILT funding; Economic development ordinance to get public hearing

October 17, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

The Chaves County Board of Commissioners sent a message to Congress on Thursday asking the government to provide full funding for federally owned land within the county. The federal government owns approximately 32 percent of the land in Chaves County, and...


Commissioners discuss inaccessibility of courthouse

October 17, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

The outside elevator, which provides access to the Chaves County Courthouse for disabled residents, is out of service, and county officials are left wondering how to remedy the situation. “I got chewed on over the outside elevator, and we’ve been getting...


Sanchez visits Roswell

October 17, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

From left to right, Lt. Gov. John Sanchez, Attorney General candidate Susan Riedel, Land Commissioner candidate Aubrey Dunn, Chaves County Republican Women Club President Joan Boue and New Mexico Court of Appeals Judge Miles Hanisee gather for a photo after...


Police say there’s no connection in recent shootings

October 17, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Roswell Police say they do not think the three shootings that happened Tuesday night and Wednesday morning were related incidents. “Investigators do not believe the three incidents are connected. They are being investigated separately,” said Todd...


Drive-by shooting suspects arrested

October 17, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Two suspects, wanted in connection with an Oct. 11 drive-by shooting in Roswell, were arrested by U.S. Marshals in Albuquerque on Thursday morning, according to a news release from the Roswell Police Department. Ezekiel Jamal Warner, 20, and his girlfriend,...