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RPD seizes drugs in bust

November 22, 2011 • Local NewsComments (1)

The Roswell Police Department seized 45 pounds of marijuana packaged for smuggling, along with $11,000 worth of stolen property, after a late night traffic stop on Friday. At around midnight Friday, an officer initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle occupied by two males. The officers immediately noticed what appeared to be individually packaged “bricks”...

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Herrera sentenced

November 22, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Israel Herrera, 22, was sentenced to 15 years in prison in 5th Judicial District Court on Monday on charges of second-degree murder and three years on charges of tampering with evidence. The sentence is to be served consecutively for a total of 18 years....

Every 15 Minutes program under way at GHS

November 22, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

The Grim Reaper walks past students portraying the living dead during the ‘Every 15 Minutes’ program held Monday morning at Goddard High School. (Mark Wilson Photo) The blocking off of Country Club Road from N. Garden Ave., to Atkinson Ave.,...

Hotel reopens after 18-month-long remodel

November 20, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Robert Lee, manager of the Best Western Plus Sally Port, and 2-year-old grandson Markus Ramsey Summers, greet guests to the motel re-opening. Friday. (Mark Wilson Photo) After being mostly closed to the public for more than a year, the Best Western Sally Port...

Area Masons dedicate new lodge

November 20, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Grand Lodge of New Mexico Grand Master Bobby Arther leads Masonic Lodge members in a dedication ceremony for the recently completed Masonic Lodge, Saturday. (Mark Wilson Photo) Continuing a tradition that came to Roswell in 1888, local Freemasons celebrated a...

Lots to buy at Holly-Day Magic

November 20, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Shoppers to the 31st annual Holly-Day Magic Arts and Crafts Show enjoy the variety of items on display. (Mark Wilson Photo) A mother-daughter duo carries on a family tradition of creativity, despite living in different towns, delving into wholly different art...

4-H kids try rocket science

November 20, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

At the mention of 4-H, many might imagine a child guiding a heifer, dairy goat or swine into an arena with the same amount of ease as many guide their dogs during a walk in the park. But a rocket-launching meet just outside of Christ’s Church, Saturday,...

‘I have my own tree!’

November 19, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Emma, the CASA assistance dog, poses next to her Christmas tree during the Winter Wonderland Christmas Auction to Benefit Chaves County CASA, at First American Bank, Friday evening. (Mark Wilson Photo) [/auth...

Vietnam Vets hold annual giveaway

November 19, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Rachel Herrera, 2, rescues a stuffed penguin from among piles of clothes, toys and non-perishable food donated by the community and distributed by Frank Carrillo and the Vietnam Veterans of America, Friday. (Mark Wilson Photo) Thanks to the generosity of...

Singer Kathy returns home to open studio with hubby Artist Ed

November 19, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Ed and Kathy Cook (Courtesy Photo) The marriage of two people has created the marriage of two businesses. Kathy Cook, a Roswell native, has returned to the community with her husband of two years, Ed, to open a combined photography and music studio. The...