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Motorhome catches fire

July 13, 2011 • Local News • • Comments Off

Emily Russo Miller Photo A 2005 Lexington motorhome exploded around 4:30 p.m., Tuesday afternoon, on Judy Avenue in northwest Roswell near the relief route, just moments after the owner drove the camper from his driveway to the street, fire officials said. Berrendo and Sierra Volunteer Fire Department crews said the homeowner knew something was wrong...

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Crash kills one in two-car head-on collision

July 12, 2011 • Local NewsComments (4)

Fatal crash near the 182 mile marker on Highway 380. (Jessica Palmer Photo) One person died, Monday afternoon, in a two-vehicle head-on collision near the 182 mile marker on Highway 380 east of Roswell. A source at the Roswell of fices of the New Mexico State...

Man faces seventh DWI charge

July 12, 2011 • Local News • • Comments (2)

Robert Romero, 66, is facing his seventh DWI charge. Roswell police responded to the 1900 block of South Sunset Avenue, around 9 a.m. Monday, after a driver forced a car off the road and into the ditch. The person who called police followed the out-ofcontrol...

95% contained; $5.5M to fight

July 10, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Fire authorities said on Saturday that out-of-town fire crews and support teams are preparing to go home after nearly two weeks of battling Lincoln County’s Donaldson Fire, the state’s second largest fire on record, that is now 95 percent...

4 local girls take top prizes in Pageant

July 10, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Three girls from Roswell and one from Artesia won top prizes at the Cinderella Pageant in Albuquerque last month, and three of them will represent New Mexico in Las Vegas, Nev., during the pageant’s international competition. Frieda Sisneros, New...

Job Corps demolishes vacant buildings

July 9, 2011 • Local News • • Comments Off

A crew from Hudspeth & Associates, Inc. out of Albuquerque demolish 2 unoccupied and unused buildings on the Roswell Job Corps campus Friday, clearing space for new growth that will include a male dormitory in the near future. (Mark Wilson Photo) [/auth...

Authorities seek help in deer shooting

July 9, 2011 • Local News • • Comments Off

ROSWELL – The Department of Game and Fish seeking the assistance of the public to find the person or persons who illegally shot a mule-deer doe sometime during the week of June 19. The deer’s remains were found on private property off Bear...

Push America pays yearly Tobosa visit

July 8, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

The Push America Journey of Hope bicycle team pedals towards Tobosa Developmental Services to pay a visit Thursday afternoon on day 30 of their cross-country journey from San Francisco to Washington, D.C. (Mark Wilson Photo) After biking 95 miles from...

Panel approves nightclub

July 8, 2011 • Local News • • Comments Off

A joint city and county commission recently approved a request for a special use permit to allow for a nightclub on West Second Street after it was previously rejected in a different location. The Roswell-Chaves County Extraterritorial Zoning Commission...

Man slams into pole and house

July 8, 2011 • Local NewsComments (1)

Police investigate the scene of a one car accident on the 600 block of South Plaza Thursday morning around 11 a.m., after the driver lost control, severing a power pole before coming to a stop by hitting the house in the backyard. (Mark Wilson Photo)...