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Proposed marijuana farm raising a stink

May 8, 2015 • Local NewsComments (0)

Seeds of discontent are growing in response to a proposed medical marijuana farm near Roswell that will be considered next week by a joint city-county commission. The Roswell-Chaves County Extraterritorial Zoning Commission will on Tuesday night consider a marijuana producer’s request to change the zoning use of a property just outside Roswell from a...

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Roswell man pleads guilty to federal child exploitation charge

May 8, 2015 • Local NewsComments (0)

LAS CRUCES — Jim Walter Qualls Jr., 28, of Roswell, pleaded guilty today in federal court in Las Cruces, N.M., to child exploitation charges. The plea was entered without the benefit of a plea agreement. The guilty plea was announced by U.S. Attorney Damon...

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Roswell observes National Day of Prayer

May 8, 2015 • Local NewsComments (0)

Roswell Mayor Dennis Kintigh kneels in prayer on the Chaves County Courthouse steps during the 64th National Day of Prayer Thursday. Kintigh prayed for leadership for the city. He was followed by others who prayed for first responders, education and peace....

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Stamp out hunger

May 8, 2015 • Local NewsComments (0)

U.S. mail carriers and staff at the U.S. Postal Service Brasher Office, 497 W. Brasher Road, stand ready for the 22nd annual Stamp Out Hunger food drive in cooperation with Harvest Ministries, 601 N. Main St. This Saturday the public is invited to put out...

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Area parks designated for improvement project

May 8, 2015 • Local NewsComments (0)

The RPD Command Post awaited visitors at the Springer River Park and Zoo Thursday. It will be there many days throughout May. (Submitted Photo)   From parks and sanitation to police and fire and code enforcement, as well as others, the various...

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Assistance sought in finding assault car

May 8, 2015 • Local NewsComments (0)

A vehicle with two men inside allegedly tried to run down a woman and two children Police are seeking information that could help locate a red, two-door car, believed to be a Honda, in which two men rode as they allegedly tried to run down a mother and her...

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Vargas murder suspect still at large; Police: Vargas and Oaxaca murders connected

May 6, 2015 • Local NewsComments (0)

Guardado   A Roswell man wanted on a murder warrant and considered dangerous allegedly killed Stormy Joel Vargas in retaliation for a murder that occurred just two days earlier at a Roswell bar in October 2013, court records state. Chaves County...

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Law enforcement trains for possible active-shooter event

May 6, 2015 • Local NewsComments (0)

Members of the Roswell Police Department were among multiple law enforcement, fire and medical personnel who participated in a mock exercise Tuesday to train for a response to an active-shooter, mass-casualty situation at the New Mexico Military Institute....

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GHS students swim for MS fundraiser

May 6, 2015 • Local NewsComments (0)

On Saturday, May 16, come and watch students at Goddard High School swim to raise money for Multiple Sclerosis (MS). From  9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., students will be swimming laps, cannon balls and dives, all for donations to help the lives of people affected...

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A stop along the victory tour

May 6, 2015 • Local NewsComments (0)

Cyclist Eric McIntyre made a stop in Roswell Wednesday in his cross country bicycle tour to raise money to help his wife Liz battle pancreatic cancer. McIntyre, 57, left his home in New Orleans on April 19 to embark on what he calls the “Pancreatic Cancer...