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Sheriff injured in three-vehicle accident

November 15, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Chaves County Sheriff’s Deputy Garrett Hamman, 23, was injured around 9 a.m. Monday when his marked Chaves County Sheriff Unit 2006 Chevy Impala was involved in a three-vehicle accident at the intersection of Barkly Road and Highway 285. Hamman was traveling southbound on 285 after working night shift at the SO.The driver of a blue [&hellip...

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Potters Guild Art Sale

November 13, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Aria Finch arranges her booth for the Pecos Valley Potters Guild 30th annual Art Sale, Friday morning, preparing for the weekend show that runs through today at the Roswell Convention Center. (Mark Wilson Photo) [/auth...

Rehab Center may be razed (after the asbestos is gone)

November 13, 2011 • Local NewsComments (1)

The former New Mexico Rehabilitation Center, 31 Gail Harris Road, now faces potential demolition. According to Timothy Korte, public information officer for the General Services Property Control Division, “The Roswell site is among a handful of state...

Roswell DAR celebrates centennial year in style

November 13, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Jill Marcelli serves tea during the New Mexico Daughters of the American Revolution Centennial Celebration held at the Historical Society for Southeast New Mexico, Saturday morning. (Mark Wilson Photo) A local group of women have upheld the ideals of their...

Saturday parade honors veterans

November 13, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Girl Scouts from Troop 31 watch the Roswell Veterans Day Parade, Saturday morning. (Mark Wilson Photo) More spectators than ever before lined both sides of Main Street for a Veterans Day parade, Saturday morning. This year’s theme was soldiers who enlisted...

Albert Scott: Navy vet, NMMI English teacher took work seriously

November 12, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

World War II veteran and former New Mexico Military Institute instructor Albert Scott. (Vanessa Kahin Photo) A World War II Navy veteran who was on the submarine that sank the last Japanese ship of the war is still quick to say he loved being underwater....

Vets get warm reception at RHS assembly

November 12, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Soldiers and veterans of past wars are escorted into the gymnasium by Roswell High School students Friday morning during the 2011 Veterans Day Assembly. (Mark Wilson Photo) Braving a chilly morning Friday, Roswell High School junior Mariana Flores, 16, stood...

‘We will never, ever forget’

November 12, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

From left, Velina Rocha Sanches, mother of fallen hero Marine Sgt. Moses D. Rocha, and Angel Mayes, mother of fallen hero Pfc. Antonio Stiggins, stand with their sons’ names during a dedication ceremony Friday morning for the new Chaves County Veterans War...

FoodPlay cast brings food smarts to Pecos Elementary

November 11, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Keith Allen of FoodPlay teaches kids at Pecos Elementary about food nutrition during a fun-filled skit Thursday afternoon. (Mark Wilson Photo) An Emmy Award-winning presentation gave children at Pecos Elementary School a taste of what a healthy lifestyle with...

GHS honors veterans at annual event

November 11, 2011 • Local NewsComments (1)

Cheerleaders greet veterans as they arrive at Goddard High School for the annual Veterans’ Ceremony, Thursday. (Mark Wilson Photo) Almost 300 veterans received first-class treatment Thursday morning at a venue that would not exist had it not been for the...