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Lupe Perez: Always a fighter, now a teacher

September 1, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

Lupe Perez inside his gym, nicknamed “The Dungeon.” Chaunte’l Powell Photo For Lupe Perez, fighting has always been a part of his life. Born to migrant workers, Perez said his family moved around a great deal and every now and again, he was challenged, since he was the new kid in town. With 10 brothers [&hellip...

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NMMI Class of 2012 bests state, nat’l averages on ACT

September 1, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

New Mexico Military Institute’s Class of 2012 completed a number of firsts during its time at the school. As a class, they received the highest composite grade point average over 3.0. Many were accepted to schools previously unattended by NMMI students such...

Fatal shooting

September 1, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

Richard Herrera, 33, was shot and killed, Friday, around 11 a.m. The Roswell police responded to a shots-fired call and when officers arrived on the scene, they found Herrera dead in the alley behind 1511 N. Union Ave. RPD spokeswoman Sabrina Morales said...

Lopez trial under way

August 31, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

Joel Cordoba-Lopez, 21, was bound over for trial in District Court Tuesday afternoon by Judge John J. Halvorson on charges of two counts of vehicular homicide and one count of reckless driving. Lopez is the suspect in an accident that occurred in the early...

Boy Scouts serving Roswell faithfully

August 31, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

This article is one in a series of stories focusing on local agencies that receive support from the United Way of Chaves County, which is currently conducting its annual fundraising campaign. The Boy Scouts Conquistador Council has been serving the Roswell...

Suzy Wood retires

August 31, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

Suzy Wood, left, receives a hug from Nicole Vargas during Suzy’s retirement party at the Roswell Convention and Civic Center, Thursday. Wood has been the Visitor Center representative for the past eight years, greeting travelers new to the city with a warm...

RPD to take recruits to Michigan

August 31, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

The Roswell Police Department is planning to take its recruitment program on the road this fall. A trip to Michigan has been approved, which will last from Oct. 8 to Oct. 15. Sgt. Jim Preston and Officer Erica O’Bryon, along with two officers who made a...

Truck flips on North Main

August 31, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

A state police officer marks off the distance following a one-vehicle wreck of a pickup truck traveling northbound on North Main Street between Pine Lodge and the bypass, Thursday morning. The truck was hauling a large liquid tank on a trailer when the...

Attorney position stirs debate

August 31, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

While the desire of the Roswell Police Department to have its own attorney is overwhelmingly supported by the City Council, there has been much debate about where the money will come from to fund that position. During a police committee meeting, Thursday...

Celebrate Labor Day with a free jazz concert at Spring River Park & Zoo

August 31, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

Spring River Park & Zoo, Roswell Adult and Senior Center and Pecos Valley Jazz Festival are hosting a free jazz concert at the zoo on Monday, Sept. 3. Spring River Park & Zoo director Elaine Mayfield said that when she found out the Roswell Symphony...