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UFO fest promises wild ‘family fun’

June 26, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Organizers for this year’s UFO Festival on July 5-7 finalized the event schedule Tuesday, revealing several family-friendly and thrilling alien-related events. “It’s going to be pretty wild, I guarantee you,” said Dusty Huckabee, director of MainStreet Roswell. MainStreet Roswell and the International UFO Museum have joined forces again this year to...

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Adopt a Soldier marches on

June 26, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Boxes covered with children’s drawings and bright colors are lowered in nets from helicopters over Afghanistan. The soldiers point up and they know: Those are Vargas’ packages, they say. Nicole Vargas pulls resources to send soldiers care packages through...

Super Moon a super beauty

June 25, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

The “Super Moon” rises Sunday evening over Roswell. (Mark Wilson Photo) [/auth...

Domino effect car wreck

June 25, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

An accident at the intersection of East Second and North Main streets, around 10:30 a.m. Sunday, had quite literally a knock-on effect. A vehicle driven by 61-year-old Jose Medina was traveling southbound on Main Street when it ran the red light. The driver...

39 NM Youth ChalleNGe cadets graduate

June 23, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

New Mexico Youth ChalleNGe Academy students let off steam prior to graduation ceremonies at the Roswell Convention and Civic Center, Saturday. (Mark Wilson Photo) After 22 weeks of hard work and perseverance, 39 New Mexico Youth ChalleNGe Academy Cycle 24...

Ham radio day reaches across borders

June 23, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Morse code radio operator Gary Babcock, left, communicates with other stations Saturday afternoon as Ryan Burden watches during the National Association for Amateur Radio Field Day. (Jill McLaughlin Photo) Shaded beneath tents Saturday at Stapp Parade Field...

Hoses and ladders

June 22, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Firefighters perform ladder and hose training at the Louis Jones Training Facility, Thursday morning. (Mark Wilson Photo) [/auth...

SERTOMA Club recognizes 2

June 22, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Roswell SERTOMA Club president Billy Carlyle, center, presents the Service to Mankind Award 2013 to Michael Puckett, left, and the SERTOMAN of the Year Award 2013 to D. William ‘Bill’ Wolf during a luncheon at the Elks Lodge 969, Friday. (Mark Wilson...

Hayes still enjoying life’s amusement park rides

June 22, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Curtis L. Hayes (Amy Vogelsang Photo) It’s 6:10 in the evening. Their trunk is filled with chicken and potatoes, the first imports of such foods in more than seven months. As the couple drives home, they pass a mansion, and suddenly, 200 Liberian soldiers...

CCBC focuses on fire prevention

June 22, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

During its regular business meeting Friday, the Chaves County Board of Commissioners approved a resolution and an agreement regarding the New Mexico Association of Counties 2013-2014 Wildfire Risk Reduction for Rural Communities Grant Program. The county...