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Local man sentenced to 51 months in prison, 3 years supervised release

June 30, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Roswell’s Xavier Barela, 36, was sentenced Thursday in Las Cruces Federal Court to 51 months in prison to be followed by three years of supervised release as a felon in possession of a firearm. He was arrested in May 2012, based on a criminal complaint. The indictment charged Barela with unlawfully possessing a firearm on [&hellip...

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Legislative & Military Affairs committe to meet Monday

June 30, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

The Legislative and Military Affairs Committee will meet, Monday, from 8:30 a.m. to noon in the Daniels Leadership Center at New Mexico Military Institute. Secretary of Veterans Affairs Tim Hale and Deputy Secretary of Veterans Affairs Alan Martinez are...

Former Roswell mayor helped city through hard times

June 29, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Bill Brainerd Bill Brainerd, former mayor of Roswell, served two terms, from 1968 through 1974 and from 1986 to 1994. He saw Roswell through one of the darkest episodes of its history when Walker Air Force base was shut down and the city lost one-third of its...

Roswell Filmfest and Cosmicon

June 29, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Jeremy Baggs, aka Gimli, from left, Shelby Halvorson as the Weeping Angel from Dr. Who and Tara Trever dressed as an alien, pose for photos during Roswell Filmfest and Cosmicon at the Roswell Mall, Friday morning. (Mark Wilson Photo) The inter-galactic worlds...

Fed OKs Roswell horse meat plant

June 29, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Roswell-area Valley Meat Co.’s epic fight to attain federal approval to open the nation’s first horse slaughterhouse after a seven-year ban has ended, the plant announced Friday. USDA’s move may allow the plant to open in early July, but the threat of...

CC approves amendment to zoning ordinance

June 29, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

During a special meeting Friday, the City Council approved an amendment to Zoning Ordinance 10-02 that will regulate sexually oriented businesses in the event that one seeks to start up in Roswell. Under the amendment, businesses, such as adult bookstores,...

Cops ready to serve more than justice

June 29, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

The Roswell Police Department and Chaves County Sheriff’s Office will give a whole new meaning to serving the public at their Cops and Country Cookin’ benefit lunch today. Officers and deputies will wait tables as celebrity waiters and waitresses from 11...

Job Corps updates leaders on programs

June 28, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

State Representative Nora Espinoza, Rep.-Dist 59, delivered an inspiring speech about education at the quarterly Community Relations Council at the Roswell Job Corps Center Wednesday. (Jill McLaughlin Photo) Guest speaker state Representative Nora Espinoza...

MAW to send local girl to Disney World

June 28, 2013 • Local NewsComments (1)

Neveah Fuentez, 8, enjoys her Make a Wish lunch at Cattle Baron with her mother, Christina Fuentez, and the rest of her family, Thursday. Neveah’s wish is to go to Disneyland. (Mark Wilson Photo) Every child has a wish. Some wish to go to the moon, some...

Tips on how to beat the heat

June 28, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

It’s summertime and the weather is sweltering. It may be a good excuse to indulge in an ice cream cone or take a run through a sprinkler, but the heat also can be harmful. “Excessive heat can be deadly; it has caused more deaths in recent years than all...