NMMI cadets receive Matchin Award

January 28, 2015 • Local NewsComments (0)

Thirteen NMMI cadets from across the country received Matchin Awards on Saturday at Pearson Auditorium. (Timothy P. Howsare Photo)   Thomas Snyder, a first-semester cadet at New Mexico Military Institute, was one of 13 cadets to receive the Matchin Award Saturday during a ceremony at Pearson Auditorium. Snyder, a Roswell resident who attended Goddard...

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Mental health care town hall planned

January 28, 2015 • Local NewsComments (0)

Community leaders are going to meet on Feb. 3 to discuss how to respond to the closing of Turquoise Health and Wellness at the end of April. There will be a town hall meeting at 5:30 p.m. at the Roswell Convention Center, and everyone concerned about...


Gov. Martinez appoints local attorney Ryan to New Mexico Game Commission

January 28, 2015 • Local NewsComments (0)

Ryan   A Roswell attorney very active in the oil and natural gas industry has been appointed by Gov. Susana Martinez to the State Game Commission, the governing body of the New Mexico Game and Fish Department. Elizabeth “Beth” Atkinson Ryan, 33, was...


Committee discusses naming streets after Cesar Chavez, MLK

January 28, 2015 • Local NewsComments (0)

There may be a Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and a Cesar Chavez Avenue in Roswell’s future. City Councilor Elena Velasquez presented the suggestion to the Streets and Alleys Committee on Tuesday. “I have had this idea to name streets after Cesar Chavez...


Roswell’s Most Wanted: Jorge L. Ibarra

January 28, 2015 • Local NewsComments (0)

Jorge L. Ibarra, aka Joner Ibarra, is this week’s Roswell’s Most Wanted, according to the Roswell Police Department. Ibarra, 25, is described as 5-feet, 10-inches tall and weighing 230 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes. He has a tattoo on his left...


Mexican national faces 40 years on meth conviction

January 28, 2015 • Local NewsComments (0)

An illegal immigrant from Mexico living outside the law in Hagerman has pleaded guilty in federal court to conspiring to distribute methamphetamine in Chaves and Eddy counties. Israel Mireles-Rivera, 33, pleaded guilty Jan. 16 in federal court in Las Cruces...


Pearce encouraging right-to-work state law

January 27, 2015 • Local NewsComments (0)

Pearce    The only Republican member of New Mexico’s congressional delegation says right-to-work legislation is the most important measure state lawmakers should adopt during the 2015 legislative session. “I think it’s important, the whole idea of...


Sneakers in Senate to promote healthy living

January 27, 2015 • Local NewsComments (0)

State Sen. Cliff Pirtle of Roswell, far left, shows off his tennis shoes to New Mexico Military Institute students visiting the Senate Chambers today. He points out that he is wearing tennis shoes to promote cancer awareness and to promote healthy living...


City considers splitting Yucca funding with Boys & Girls Club

January 27, 2015 • Local NewsComments (0)

State funding earmarked for improvements to the Yucca Recreation Center could be spread out between Yucca and the Roswell Boys & Girls Club, the city’s Building and Lands Committee was told on Monday. “We have sought a reauthorization of that funding,...


Carl’s Jr. opens in Roswell

January 27, 2015 • Local NewsComments (0)

Opening day at Carl’s Jr. was as busy as a beehive. (Timothy P. Howsare Photo)   Carl’s Jr. opened in time for lunch Monday at 737 N. Main St. in Roswell. Customers were lined up from the counter to the entrance to order from the dozens of delicacies...