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There’s always Time for CASA Kids

April 20, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Gabriella Sing exits a photo booth with her 1-month-old brother Nicky during the 11th annual CASA Make Time for Kids, Friday, at the Roswell Convention Center. Mark Wilson Photo Members of the Roswell community packed the city’s Convention and Civic Center Friday night to help the Chaves County CASA program raise funds during the annual [&hellip...

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Hispano Chamber president Romo Villegas enjoys community involvement

April 20, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Romo Villegas Saturday Spotlight Family, service and community provide a foundation for life for Hispano Chamber of Commerce President Romo Villegas. He says his six-year-old son, Dominic, a big motivator. “My son and I buy bundles of gloves and hats every...

James M. Hudson takes 5th District Court bench

April 20, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Courtesy Photo Judge James M. Hudson More than 150 people squeezed into Courtroom 1 inside the Chaves County District Court, Friday, to witness the formal investiture of Judge James M. Hudson, who is taking over for late Judge Ralph D. Shamas. Many had...

Hospice more than ‘end of life care’

April 20, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

VistaCare volunteers do everything from office work to visiting patients. Pictured from left to right: Norma Hannah, Kathy Rumbaugh, Sally Pretti, Durema Kestner, Lisa Ballard, Penny Briseno, Dennis Pollock, Lynn Moore, Cecil Kimberlin, June Stanley, Marilyn...

Student and teacher exchange program a success

April 18, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Mittelschule Bad Schlema English teacher Pia Pikula, left, shows Mayor Del Jurney how to use a Räuchermann (incense burner) as Bad Schlema student Laura Müller, center, looks on. (Ilissa Gilmore Photo) Mayor Del Jurney said Willkommen! Thursday at the 5th...

Curtis fire doused; residents feared worst

April 18, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Fire crews continued to put out smoldering embers and mop up the burn area along Curtis Canyon Thursday afternoon near Mayhill. The U.S. Forest Service determined the 109-acre blaze that forced an evacuation of several homeowners and some businesses was human...

Detention centers get $5M for renovations

April 18, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

The Chaves County Board of Commissioners voted Thursday for an ordinance authorizing agreements between the county and the New Mexico Finance Authority for more than $5 million of funding for renovations at the Chaves County detention centers. A part of the...

Dexter High kids get brutal lesson

April 18, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Dexter High students react while watching a staged drunk driving accident in front of the school during the Every 15 Minutes program, Wednesday morning. Mark Wilson Photo Local police and fire crews responded Wednesday to a grisly car crash outside Dexter...

Local singer celebrates libraries

April 18, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Eva McCollaum performed at the Roswell Public Library, Wednesday. Jill McLaughlin Photo Singer Eva McCollaum entertained a quiet crowd Wednesday, but only because most of her audience was busy reading. As part of National Library Week, the Roswell Public...

Curtis fire forces evac

April 18, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Lincoln National Forest fire crews battled a blaze Wednesday night that forced residential evacuations near Mayhill. The Curtis fire was reported just before 3:30 p.m. some two miles southwest of Mayhill near Curtis Canyon, north of Hwy. 130, according to...