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Goddard High School Commencement held 

May 25, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

The rain stayed away Friday as the Robert H. Goddard High School Class of 2014 held its 49th annual Commencement Exercises at the Wool Bowl. Above: Senior Class President Sanjay Yangalasetty welcomes everyone to the ceremony. (Randal Seyler Photos)   The graduates begin their march across the field. The Class of 2014 processes across the stage....

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Local Roundup: Local students honored by Piano Guild

May 25, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

The National Piano Guild Auditions in Roswell drew 56 piano students when they were held the week of April 28 at Christ Church. The adjudicator was Dr. Frank Contreras of Huntsville, Ala. Piano Guild awards are based on the number of memorized pieces (Pledge...

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Donut shop’s new owners hoping for sweet success

May 23, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Roy and Katrina Bacon, the new owners of Roswell’s Mama Tuckers Donut & Cake Shop in Roswell, watch as shop employee Kelly Blankenship ices cookies Friday. The shop along Main Street re-opened April 15 under new ownership after being closed since...

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Congrats Goddard grads!

May 23, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Above: Friends and family of Goddard High School Senior Trevor Herrington hold up giant photos of the graduate during Friday’s 49th annual Commencement Exercises, held at the Wool Bowl in Roswell. There were 176 students receiving their diplomas during the...

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Local Boy Scouts attend Conquistador Council Camporee

May 23, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Scouts and Scouters from local Troops 65 and 149 recently attended the Council Camporee at Camp Jim Murray just outside of Hobbs with eight other troops from around the council. (Courtesy Photo)   The Conquistador Council, of Boy Scouts of America,...

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Nominees announced for Real Heroes awards

May 23, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

The nominations are in for the Real Heroes Recognition Breakfast. The event is sponsored by the American Red Cross in New Mexico. The winners of the Real Heroes awards will be announced at the recognition breakfast, which will be held at 7 a.m. on June 18 at...

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Conference aims to help banks reduce fraud

May 23, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

DALLAS — Dallas-based SWACHA will team up with the Albuquerque office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation on Thursday to host the 10th annual Financial Institution Crime Day. The purpose of the event is to help local banks, credit unions and other...

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$5,000 reward offered for stolen firearms

May 23, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE — The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) and the New Mexico State Police are offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for stealing 43...

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‘Healthy Kids’ rise to mayor’s challenge

May 23, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Shellea Owens of the New Mexico Health Department, center, presents a medal Thursday morning to one of 17 Nancy Lopez Elementary School third-graders who completed the Mayor’s 5-2-1-O Challenge, while City Councilor Juan Oropesa, left in background,...

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NMMI reaps $250K in state land sale proceeds

May 23, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

New Mexico Military Institute will receive $254,546 as a result of the State Land Office’s land lease sale in Roswell this week. Leasing rights for 7,887 acres of state lands in Chaves, Eddy, Lea and Roosevelt counties were sold Tuesday for a total of...