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Gary Roybal: Kids can teach you a lot if you stop and listen

December 21, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

Gary Roybal on the job at Del Norte Elementary. Ilissa Gilmore Photo The mornings are getting colder, but outside Del Norte Elementary, crossing guard Gary Roybal radiates warmth as he greets students and their parents. For more than 12 years, Roybal has been stopping traffic to allow children to get to school safely. During that [&hellip...

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Heroes assembly

December 21, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

Fifth-graders at Del Norte Elementary wait their turn to speak about the heroes in their lives during a Heroes Celebration assembly, Thursday. Mark Wilson Photo [/auth...

A teddy bear and Ice Rings … life’s good

December 21, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

Kassy Barraza clutches her new teddy bear tight at gift-giving time during the Roswell Boys & Girls Club’s Christmas party, Friday. Mark Wil”son Photo [/auth...

Candles, prayers for healing

December 20, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

Siblings Gilbert, Gracie and Gabriel Borunda say a prayer for the Sandy Hook Elementary victims during a candlelight vigil on the Chaves County Courthouse lawn, Thursday night. (Mark Wilson Photo) In memory of all those lost to violence, concerned citizens of...

Sheriff requests help in victim ID

December 20, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

On Nov. 19, Chaves County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a call of a possible homicide victim located east of Hagerman, off NM 249. The body was discovered by a county worker. Responding deputies located a Hispanic male who was deceased. Officials found...

After 35 years, Rhoda retires from county

December 19, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

Chaves County Clerk Rhoda Coakley kisses her granddaughter Karli Cavin as Karli’s mother and Coakley’s step-daughter, Sarah Cavin, looks on, during Coakley’s retirement party at the Chaves County Administrative Center, Wednesday. Mark Wilson Photo...

High winds cause wrecks, power outage

December 19, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

Extremely high winds severely reduce visibility along East Crossroads near U.S. 285. Mark Wilson Photos Heavy winds Wednesday took a toll on Chaves County. Wind speeds approached 60 mph in some areas, which impacted driving conditions throughout the day....

United Way accepting money for Sandy Hook School Fund

December 18, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

In light of the devastation that took place in Newtown, Conn., Roswell community members are putting forth the effort to let those affected by the Sandy Hook shooting know that they care. The United Way of Western Connecticut has established the Sandy Hook...

Hopefuls file for area school board seats

December 18, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

Candidates filed to run for the upcoming school board elections Tuesday at the Chaves County Clerk’s office. The election, scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 5, will affect the boards of Roswell Independent Schools, Hagerman Municipal Schools, Dexter Consolidated...

Fun to make … and tasty, too

December 18, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

Brittney Macias and other kindergartners at East Grand Plains Elementary decorate gingerbread houses, readying for the Christmas holiday, Tuesday morning. Mark Wilson Photo [/auth...