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Gov. denies Roswell’s bid for vet cemetery

April 15, 2014 • Local NewsComments (2)

Roswell’s request for a federally designated veterans’ cemetery was denied, Gov. Susana Martinez announced Tuesday. The four cities selected for the first phase of the new state program to provide veterans’ cemeteries for rural communities were Angel Fire, Carlsbad, Fort Stanton and Gallup. The Chaves County Veterans’ Cemetery Board submitted an...

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Police Committee discusses officer retention program

April 15, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

The Roswell Police Committee discussed a proposed master law enforcement officer program for the police department during their regular monthly meeting Monday evening at City Hall. Chief Phil Smith presented his proposal for a “master track” program which...

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Pearce, public discuss prairie chicken

April 15, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Congressman Steve Pearce greets his constituents during a town hall meeting to discuss the lesser prairie chicken at the Roswell Chamber of Commerce, Tuesday. Some 100 people engaged in the informative two-hour discussion, including local officials, farmers,...

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Snyder cleared in Hatch Act complaint

April 15, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Chaves County sheriff candidate Britt Snyder was notified by the federal government that he was not in violation of the Hatch Act, he announced Tuesday. “There was never a doubt in my mind I had done anything to violate the Hatch Act, but I had to get that...

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Director: Senior Olympics expected to bring 1,400 competitors to Roswell

April 15, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Sean Davis, executive director of the Chaves County Retired Senior Volunteer Program, discusses the upcoming Senior Olympic State Games, which will be held in Roswell in July. Davis spoke to the Kiwanis Club of Roswell on Tuesday. (Randal Seyler Photo) For...

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Roswell’s Most Wanted: Michael Madruga

April 15, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Michael Madruga, 46, is wanted for vehicle burglary, receiving stolen property, tampering with evidence, and criminal damage. The incident occurred on the 1100 block of South Main Street on April 14. Through the course of the investigation, detectives...

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Roswell spring bird count planned

April 15, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

The Audubon Society sponsors two bird counts each year — the Christmas Bird Count and the Spring Migration Count. This year the spring count will be held on Saturday, May 10, and will be coordinated by the United Field Ornithologist of Roswell (UFO-R)....

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Evans receives congressional recognition

April 15, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Roswell High School senior Emlyn Evans, left, was honored Tuesday during an assembly at the high school during which U.S. Congressman Steve Pearce, right, announced Evans’s appointment to the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs and presented him with a...

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Hispanic contribution to rocketry recalled

April 14, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Pablo Ornelas on the steps of a bank in Spur, Texas, in the 1930s. Ornelas was one of Robert Goddard’s “Don Quixotes” who helped build and launch rockets in Roswell in the 1930s. (Courtesy Photo) When Dr. Robert H. Goddard was in New Mexico creating the...

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Pearce to hold prairie chicken town hall today

April 14, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Rep. Steve Pearce Congressman Steve Pearce has invited anyone affected by the recent listing by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife of the lesser prairie chicken to join him at 1 p.m. today for a town hall meeting at the Roswell Chamber of Commerce. “You have a...