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RISD flunks AYP; it's not alone

July 24, 2011 • Local News, NewsComments Off

The Roswell school district was among the 86 of 89 school districts in the state that did not make its adequate yearly progress mark in 2011, according to data released Friday afternoon by the New Mexico Public Education Department. The AYP rankings show that 720 out of 831, or 86 percent, of New Mexico schools [&hellip...

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From audition to final curtain in 5 days

July 24, 2011 • Local News • • Comments Off

Toy soldiers and other young cast members await their cues back stage during the Missoula Children’s Theatre and Roswell Kids’ Arts ProgramS presentation of “Pinocchio” Saturday afternoon at Pueblo Auditorium. (Mark Wilson Photo) In...

Vickers finds 15 feds missed

July 23, 2011 • Local News, NewsComments Off

In the past month, Roswell’s city planner has driven two hours or more each day in search of something that may never come to pass. He’s reviewed aerial maps of Roswell, sketched out block-based work maps of Roswell, and even drives for hours to...

Dean Baldwin paints ENMU-R plane for free

July 23, 2011 • Local News, NewsComments Off

Workers at Dean Baldwin prepare a 727 donated by Fed Ex to Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell for painting Friday. (Mark Wilson Photo) Painting a 727 airplane typically costs about $80,000, but Dean Baldwin Painting Inc. is painting one free to benefit the...

Another move for Visitors Center?

July 23, 2011 • Local News, NewsComments Off

City councilors held a workshop Friday evening to discuss potentially relocating the Roswell Visitors Center into another space inside the Roswell Convention and Civic Center on Main Street. The Building & Lands Committee allocated $20,000 of its budget...

More July fireworks

July 23, 2011 • Local News • • Comments Off

Lightning illuminates the night sky over Roswell as a series of thunderstorms pass through Thursday evening bringing much needed rain to the area. (Mark Wilson Photo) [/auth...

Bravo pleads guilty to 2nd-degree murder

July 23, 2011 • Local NewsComments (8)

After eight years of waiting, the family of murder victim Susan Amos-Bravo received resolution, Friday, when Ramon Bravo, 37, pleaded guilty to the lesser charge of second-degree murder for the slaying of his estranged wife. The incident took place on April...

Senior Olympians keep on playing

July 22, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Back row, from left: Larry Martin, Robert Willis, Jack Batson and Terry Cleveland. Front row, from left: Charlie Martin and Everett Lankford. Local senior athletes did Chaves County proud at the 2011 Summer National Senior Games in Houston, last month. Many...

City council visitors center workshop today

July 22, 2011 • Local News • • Comments Off

City councilors are slated to hold a workshop on the Visitors Center today at 5:30 p.m., at the Roswell Convention and Civic Center, 912 N. Main St. Plans for the future of the Visitors Center will be discussed, and the workshop is open to the public for...

‘I’m going to the movies after; guess which one’

July 21, 2011 • Local News • • Comments Off

Tax the owl, a resident of Spring River Zoo, entertains and informs children young and old during the Roswell Public Library Story Time Wednesday morning. (Mark Wilson Photo) [/auth...