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RISD mourns loss of teacher Lori Johnson

April 22, 2015 • Local NewsComments (0)

The Roswell Independent School District is saddened by the tragic and sudden passing of Ms. Lori Johnson, one of the District’s outstanding teachers, in an auto accident on Monday evening.  Ms. Johnson was a 20-year educator for the district, having taught fifth grade at Washington Avenue Elementary and more recently, teaching at Mesa Middle School....

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‘Rope warriors’ support local autism group

April 22, 2015 • Local NewsComments (0)

The Roswell Police Department fielded a team of “rope warriors” to battle a team from the Roswell Fire Department in a tug-of-war that was part of an annual fundraising event Saturday for the Roswell Autism Support Group, which is part of the New Mexico...

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RFD Call Log— April 20-22

April 22, 2015 • Local NewsComments (0)

The Roswell Fire Department responded to these calls for the following dates:   April 20 • At 7:35 a.m., medical call, 1000 block of Crescent Drive. • At 10:47 a.m., medical call, 200 block of North Main Street. • At 12:15 p.m., medical call, 4500...

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Chaves County DWI arrests April 18-19

April 22, 2015 • Local NewsComments (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...

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Leprino Foods announces new animal policies; Charges forthcoming for ‘culture of cruelty’

April 22, 2015 • Local NewsComments (0)

Photographic and video evidence of animal abuse such as this at a Midway dairy farm has been turned over to authorities for criminal prosecution after an undercover investigation last year of Winchester Dairy, a former supplier of Leprino Foods. Leprino...

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Suspects captured after pursuit, collision

April 22, 2015 • Local NewsComments (0)

Authorities arrested three burglary suspects as they attempted to flee on foot from this black Ford Explorer, which crashed into the Impala as it was being chased by police. (Timothy P. Howsare Photo)   The solitude of a quiet neighborhood in the...

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Roswell teacher dies in crash

April 22, 2015 • Local NewsComments (0)

The remains of a Ford Explorer sit mangled Monday night after its driver, Victor Torrez, 35, of Roswell, allegedly crossed over the center line and hit Roswell school teacher Lori Johnson head on, killing her. Torrez was transported to a hospital in Lubbock,...

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City pays $65K-plus to 27 employees

April 22, 2015 • Local NewsComments (0)

More than police officers and utility workers are cashing in after the city of Roswell agreed to a new collective bargaining agreement with unionized employees recently. All personnel on the city payroll were affected financially when the City Council...

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From Germany with love

April 22, 2015 • Local NewsComments (0)

Mayor Dennis Kintigh, left, presents the key to the city to Roswell’s latest visitors, Angela Schubert and Alexander Moeckel who are joint sponsors for a group of 20 German students on a week-long stay as the guests of Sharon Bell, far right, who teaches...

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Most Wanted: Arthur Mestas

April 22, 2015 • Local NewsComments (0)

Arthur Jason Mestas, also known as, Jason Stone, is this week’s Roswell’s Most Wanted, according to the Roswell Police Department. Mestas, 41, is described as 6 feet tall and weighing 180 pounds, with tattoos on his left arm and hand and his right...