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Firefighters fill sandbags, prepare for rainy weekend; Fire Station evacuated after mold found

September 6, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

The National Weather Service in Albuquerque is forecasting a two-day rainfall total of two to five inches for southeast New Mexico, and the Roswell Fire Department has been preparing for the weekend by filling sandbags. “We’re preparing for the rain, we spent the morning filling sandbags,” said Deputy Fire Chief Devin Graham. “We’ve got that...

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City cancels ‘Cowboys & Aliens’ event due to rain

September 6, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

The fifth annual Roswell Honda Cowboys & Aliens BBQ and Salsa Competition scheduled for today has been cancelled due to rain. The event was to be held at the Cielo Grande Amphitheater, but due to inclement weather the city has postponed the event....

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Nature’s Dairy had tradition of excellence

September 6, 2014 • Local NewsComments (2)

Nature’s Dairy in Roswell produced fresh milk for stores and school districts throughout southeast New Mexico for more than 35 years. (Randal Seyler Photo)   A Roswell tradition of excellence ended on July 31 when Nature’s Dairy delivered the last of...

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Murder defendants to appear in court Tuesday

September 6, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Two Roswell men charged with murder are scheduled to appear in Chaves County Magistrate Court next week for their preliminary hearings. Gilbert Lucero, 32, who is charged along with his brother, Steven Lee Lucero, of murdering 30-year-old Isaiah “Blue”...

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Mayor announces choice for new city manager

September 5, 2014 • Local NewsComments (1)

Mayor Dennis Kintigh announced Thursday at City Hall that Steven Polasek, the city manager of Keller, Texas, would be his nominee for the Roswell city manager position. (Randal Seyler Photo)   Mayor Dennis Kintigh announced on Thursday that Steven...

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City PR boss Roach arrested for DUI

September 5, 2014 • Local NewsComments (1)

Roswell’s public relations and marketing director Renee Roach is shown in June 2012, kicking off the Cosmicon and Roswell Film Festival. (File Photo)   The city of Roswell’s public relations and marketing director for the past nine years has been...

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Waiting on the sun

September 5, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

(Randal Seyler Photo)   This bronze statue of a young girl, in memory of Dora Lewis McKnight, enjoys the sun on Wednesday. The artwork is located in front of the Historical Foundation for Southeast New Mexico’s museum archives building. McKnight was...

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Roswell man missing

September 5, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Thomas Waggoner, 79, of Roswell, was last seen Sept. 1, in Roswell. Waggoner is a white male, 6-foot, 4-inches tall and weighs 240 pounds. He has blue eyes and brown hair. If you have any information regarding the whereabouts of Waggoner, contact the Roswell...

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Judge stays dog’s euthanization; Pet of the Week accused of attacking vet tech

September 4, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

An Albuquerque judge has issued a temporary restraining order to stop the euthanization of Max, the Daily Record’s Pet of the Week of Aug. 20. (Courtesy Photo)   A Bernalillo County district judge has issued a temporary restraining order preventing...

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Councilors discuss candidates in closed session

September 4, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

City Councilors met for nearly two hours in a closed session Tuesday evening during a special council meeting, called to discuss the five candidates who have applied for the city manager position. The councilors were discussing the applicants in an attempt to...