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Accidental shooting sends Marines to ER

January 15, 2012 • Local NewsComments Off

Two Marines on leave showed up at the emergency room at Roswell Regional Hospital with gunshot wounds, Friday. The men told hospital staff that the wounds were self-inflicted. When officers of the Roswell Police Department went to the hospital to speak with the victims, they reported that they were driving down Main Street on their [&hellip...

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Presidential hopeful Davis visits city

January 14, 2012 • Local NewsComments Off

John Davis prepares to spend the afternoon campaigning for president in downtown Roswell, Friday.(Mark Wilson Photo) Brandishing a stars-and-stripes painted pipe wrench, John Davis is taking the slogan, “Let’s Fix America,” to every county in the nation...

Seymour to discuss early area visitors at RMAC, Sunday

January 14, 2012 • Local NewsComments Off

Commemoration of New Mexico’s centennial has prompted some locals to ponder, “Who first walked around Roswell?” It may be impossible to ever know for sure, but archaeologists and historians are willing to point curious members of the community in what...

Dan Ortega passed up USPS promotion to stay in Roswell

January 14, 2012 • Local NewsComments (1)

Dan Ortega(Jessica Palmer Photo) Dan Ortega, 60, has deep roots in Roswell and in New Mexico history. “I supposedly have family lineage that goes back to Billy the Kid.” He said that a relative showed him documentation to support that fact. He hopes as...

RPD arrests Rue

January 14, 2012 • Local NewsComments (1)

Steven Hernandez Rue Jr. The Roswell Police Department found itself in a standoff situation Wednesday evening after an officer on patrol heard the sound of gunfire. The officer called for backup as he saw a subject run from a residence in the 100 block of...

Lovelace to purchase RRH

January 14, 2012 • Local NewsComments Off

Roswell Regional Hospital will soon be owned and operated by Lovelace Health System Inc. The announcement comes just a few months after Roswell Regional Hospital administrators began taking necessary steps to allow a subsidiary of Community Health Systems...

Arrest after standoff

January 13, 2012 • Local NewsComments (1)

Police arrest a man following a standoff at a residence on Lea Avenue just south of Second Street, late Thursday afternoon. (Mark Wilson Photo) [/auth...

Flipped auto

January 13, 2012 • Local NewsComments (2)

Police arrest a suspect following a wreck that flipped a vehicle onto a fence at a residence on the corner of Poe and Virginia, Thursday afternoon. (Mark Wilson Photo) [/auth...

Wooten to head County Board

January 13, 2012 • Local NewsComments Off

The Chaves County Commission elected Kyle D. “Smiley“ Wooton, 3rd District, its chairman, during its regular meeting, Thursday. Wooten replaces Greg Nibert. Three public hearings were held, including the proposed rezoning of Area 1, Zone A. The area will...

Voters to decide on additional tax

January 13, 2012 • Local NewsComments Off

The possibility of a Municipal Infrastructure Gross Receipts Tax was the topic of much heated discussion between concerned Roswell residents and members of the City Council during a regular City Council meeting, Thursday. The new tax received a unanimous...