Fire destroys greenhouse and shed

March 18, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Firefighters douse flames that destroyed a greenhouse and shed at 1 McKay Place near N. Sycamore Avenue and W. Country Club Road around 1:30 p.m., Friday afternoon. (Mark Wilson Photo)...

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PDM recognizes two couples

March 18, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Prison Door Ministries held an appreciation banquet Friday at Los Cerritos Mexican Kitchen. Two volunteer couples were especially honored during the banquet for their years of service to the ministry. Honored, from left, were Tony Pena and Connie Pena, and...


Tumbleweeds, wind invade Roswell

March 18, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Tumbleweeds collected along a property on Berrendo Road. (Jill McLaughlin Photo) This weekend Roswell was subjected to yet another form of alien invasion to go along with the annual spring winds. Gusts were reported in excess of 60 mph, resulting in downed...


J.O.Y. Center gets emergency funds

March 18, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

The Chaves County J.O.Y. Center in Roswell may soon get the repairs it needs after receiving emergency funds from the state. Commissioners are expected to consider authorizing an agreement Thursday that will allow the county to fix an unsightly hole in the...


Rep. Women to host county judge candidates

March 18, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Chaves County Republican Women will host several judges at its Spring Luncheon Wednesday. Anyone who is interested in attending is welcome. The luncheon includes speeches and discussion with county candidates and guests. Guest speakers will include 5th...


In bloom

March 16, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

People come and go from the Eastern New Mexico Medical Center which is awash with spring blooms. (Mark Wilson Photo)...


Thorp leads cadets in music, travel

March 16, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Lt. Col. Steven Thorp, associate professor of music and choral director at New Mexico Military Institute, discusses his 17-year-long career at NMMI on Friday. (Randal Seyler Photo) If there is a theme to the life of Lt. Col. Steven Thorp, it would be...


Faith, family helps woman overcome

March 16, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Bridget Brown speaks about her educational career and her Down syndrome challenges during Saturday’s second annual Down Syndrome Foundation Educational Workshop, held at New Mexico Military Institute’s Toles Learning Center. (Randal Seyler Photo)...


Bikers join together to protect, help abused children

March 16, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Members from the Pecos Valley Chapter of Guardians of the Children in Artesia were joined on Saturday by several members from Texas chapters for the inauguration of the newest group of bikers who work to educate the public to recognize and react to child...


Report cites ‘lack of rigor’ in WIPP safety protocols

March 15, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Specially-trained workers make unmanned tests inside a nuclear waste dump in Carlsbad on March 7. (AP Photo) A report released Friday by the U.S. Department of Energy states a “lack of rigor” in safety training, emergency response and a lack of...