Park advocates encounter delay in funding

April 27, 2016 • Local NewsComments (0)

Sue Wink, lead artist and designer with the Roswell Interarts Organization, holds up a replica of one of the decorative tiles to be installed in the downtown Reischman Park. (Lisa Dunlap Photo) A downtown park revitalization project years in the making needs only about $15,000 to be completed, but supporters of the project are facing at least a short...

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DWI arrest in Chaves County

April 26, 2016 • Local News, Police BlotterComments (0)

In an attempt to make a real effort to reduce drunk driving in Chaves County, the Chaves County Sheriff’s Office, the New Mexico State Police and the Roswell Police Department have agreed to furnish on a timely basis the photos and identifiers of all...


State Police checkpoints during May

April 26, 2016 • Local NewsComments (0)

The New Mexico State Police will be conducting sobriety checkpoints, saturation patrols and registration, insurance and drivers’ license checkpoints in all New Mexico counties during the month of May 2016. Police efforts continue to show a significant...


Study: Caverns has $31M impact

April 26, 2016 • Local NewsComments (0)

A new National Park Service report shows that 445,721 visitors to Carlsbad Caverns National Park in 2015 spent $28.1 million in communities near the park. That spending supported 419 jobs in the local area and had a cumulative benefit to the local economy of...


Roswell closes quarantine dog shelter

April 25, 2016 • Local NewsComments (0)

Dogs testing positive for the distemper virus but asymptomatic are being kept at a private property north of Roswell following the closure of the city’s temporary quarantine shelter in mid-April. The dogs are being kept in the temporary kennels until...


Celebrate the Arts Day inspires creativity

April 25, 2016 • Local NewsComments (0)

Children made puppets Saturday at the 10th annual Celebrate the Arts Day that took place at the Roswell Convention and Civic Center. Those who attended Saturday’s event participated in free visual and performing arts activities throughout the afternoon....


Vision center reopens after ugly vandalism

April 25, 2016 • Local NewsComments (0)

A local optometrist who said last week his office would close due to repeated acts of vulgar vandalism reopened his practice Monday. Leadingham Vision Center, of 1100 N Main St., reopened Monday after it was thoroughly cleaned and disinfected due to the fecal...


Real estate agent named to P&Z Commission

April 25, 2016 • Local NewsComments (0)

Roswell real estate broker Melodi Salas has been appointed to fill a seat on the Chaves County Planning and Zoning Commission. Appointed by the Chaves County Commission April 21, Salas will serve an interim term for a few months to fill the unexpired term of...


County clerk to hold election schools

April 25, 2016 • Local NewsComments (0)

The Chaves County Clerk’s office has announced public instructional schools will be held in the coming weeks for election workers for the June 7 Democratic and Republican primaries. The county clerk’s office will hold public schools of instruction for all...


Chaves County grand jury indicts three Roswell men and Clovis woman

April 25, 2016 • Local NewsComments (0)

The Chaves County grand jury indicted four more people last week, three from Roswell and one from Clovis, on charges ranging from failure to register as a sex offender to aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. The grand jury, which has been authorized for...