State Republicans preparing for 2014 with grassroots surge

August 22, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

John Billingsley, chairman of the New Mexico Republican Party, left, speaks with Detective Dennis Kintigh of the Chaves County Sheriff’s Office during a meeting of Republicans at Elks Lodge #969, Wednesday. (Mark Wilson Photo) New Mexico’s Republican Party Chairman John Billingsley spoke Wednesday to the Chaves County Republican Women about a new...

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Xcel’s request for rate hike

August 22, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

A rate hike that could cost an average Xcel Energy customer $23 more a month starting in January is still under review by the state Public Regulation Commission in Santa Fe, officials said Wednesday. Xcel Energy officials visited with Roswell business and...


Blue Moon

August 22, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

The full moon, a blue moon, rises Tuesday evening over Roswell. Tuesday’s display was also known as the Full Sturgeon Moon, the Grain Moon, Full Red Moon and the Green Corn Moon. The full moon qualified as a Blue Moon because it’s the third full...

Kintigh: Language of laws needs tightening

August 22, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Chaves County Sheriff’s Detective and former Republican State Representative Dennis Kintigh said often the original problem with laws lies with the way they are written. “This is the responsibility of the Legislature. They need to act. The language needs...


Good times roll during Chamber’s Business After Hours

August 22, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

From left to right, J.P. Stone Community Bank employees Debbie Richardson, Melissa Regalado and Lindsey Dubiel enjoy the revelry of Business After Hours, Tuesday. (Courtesy Photo) J.P. Stone Community Bank, 1901 N. Main St., hosted the Roswell Chamber of...

KBIM celebrates 60 years

August 22, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

KBIM Radio is celebrating two important anniversaries this year. June marked 60 years since the station first hit the airwaves. “We are a heritage radio station,” said News director Tom A. Ruiz. A heritage station is the term used for an AM radio station...


Smoothing out the street

August 21, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Crews from Mountain States Construction finish up resurfacing North Main Street between College Boulevard and Country Club Road, Tuesday morning. (Mark Wilson Photo) [/auth...

Recent rainfall helping ranchers, but more needed

August 21, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Recent storms have poured enough water over Chaves County to serve ranchers and green up pastures, but haven’t provided the quantities needed to recharge the aquifer, local water managers said Tuesday. “Things don’t look nearly as bleak as they did,”...

New Walgreens program to benefit Community Kitchen

August 21, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Walgreens, 1835 N. Main St., has begun a new initiative to benefit Community Kitchen at Saint Peter’s Church, 115 E. Deming St. Each customer will be offered the chance to purchase snacks or food as they check out. “We are trying the item of the month but...

State laws are unique, but ever-changing

August 21, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

New Mexico maintains laws not found in other states. For example: it retains the distinction between assault and battery. Assault is behavior that is threatening where no physical contact is made. Thus, if one person shouts at or makes a gesture to another...