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Arrest after standoff

January 13, 2012 • Local NewsComments (1)

Police arrest a man following a standoff at a residence on Lea Avenue just south of Second Street, late Thursday afternoon. (Mark Wilson Photo) [/auth...

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Flipped auto

January 13, 2012 • Local NewsComments (2)

Police arrest a suspect following a wreck that flipped a vehicle onto a fence at a residence on the corner of Poe and Virginia, Thursday afternoon. (Mark Wilson Photo) [/auth...

Wooten to head County Board

January 13, 2012 • Local NewsComments Off

The Chaves County Commission elected Kyle D. “Smiley“ Wooton, 3rd District, its chairman, during its regular meeting, Thursday. Wooten replaces Greg Nibert. Three public hearings were held, including the proposed rezoning of Area 1, Zone A. The area will...

Voters to decide on additional tax

January 13, 2012 • Local NewsComments Off

The possibility of a Municipal Infrastructure Gross Receipts Tax was the topic of much heated discussion between concerned Roswell residents and members of the City Council during a regular City Council meeting, Thursday. The new tax received a unanimous...

Bubba Jo, 6 months, needs a home

January 13, 2012 • Local NewsComments Off

Bubba Jo, a six-month-old pit bull mix, needs a home. (Jessica Palmer Photo) Local businesses have rallied around Bubba Jo, the six-month-old pit bull mix, who lost his human companion, Robin Harney, when he died in police custody Sunday night. Bubba Jo was...

The former Building 748

January 12, 2012 • Local NewsComments Off

Jose Vargas of Coronado Wrecking and Salvage out of Albuquerque works on the demolition of Building 748 on the Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell campus, Wednesday morning. The old Air Force building has been empty for years and has been used as a storage...

21 Days of Prayer and Fasting in progress

January 12, 2012 • Local NewsComments Off

Donna Croney, left, raises her hand skyward while praying at the Roswell House of Prayer, Tuesday evening, during the 21 Days of Prayer and Fasting being held this month. (Mark Wilson Photo) An effort that has brought forth miracles in the eyes of believers...

RPD arrests robbery suspect

January 12, 2012 • Local NewsComments (1)

Police arrested Xavier Barela, 35, on one count of armed robbery, one count of robbery and one count of aggravated assault, Wednesday. “Detectives with the Roswell Police Department secured an arrest warrant and arrested Barela, less than 24 hours after the...

ENMU-R Foundation Board names Patton

January 12, 2012 • Local NewsComments Off

The Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell Foundation Board of Directors has announced the appointment of Betty Patton as its new interim president. Patton replaces Bob Cates, who recently resigned from the position to focus on family health matters. She will...

RPD charges, arrests pair for defrauding elderly man

January 12, 2012 • Local NewsComments (1)

The police arrested two women accused of defrauding an 83-year-old man of nearly $50,000. Daria Martinez, who was arrested on federal drug charges on Dec. 4, was served with the additional warrant at Chaves County Detention Center on Dec. 22. Gracie Carabajal...