J.O.Y. Centers get boost

April 30, 2015 • Local NewsComments (0)

Monica Duran, left, executive Director of Chaves County J.O.Y. Centers Inc., recently received a $2,550 donation check from Cindy Lewis of Comfort Keepers of Roswell, Artesia and Carlsbad. The check was the result of the community’s support of the Comfort Keepers second annual Feed Seniors Now Food drive and first annual Art Bag Contest. Proceeds...

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Roswell Fire Department Call Log — April 27-29

April 30, 2015 • Local NewsComments (0)

The Roswell Fire Department responded to these calls for the following dates:   April 27 • At 7:42 a.m., motor vehicle accident, South Union and West McGaffey Street. • At 7:50 a.m., medical call, 1500 block of South Sunset Avenue. •At 9:22 a.m.,...


Veronica Torres sought for embezzlement

April 30, 2015 • Local NewsComments (0)

Veronica Torres is this week’s Roswell’s Most Wanted, according to the Roswell Police Department. Torres, 38, is described as 5-feet, 1-inch tall and weighing 190 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes. Torres is charged with embezzlement of a motor...


NTSB investigating fatal train crash near Midway

April 29, 2015 • Local NewsComments (0)

Aerial view of the train crash. (Isaiah Lawton Photo) This photo was shot not long after the derailment. (Raul Rivas Photo) Assisting the New Mexico State Police at the scene of the train crash Tuesday near Midway were the Roswell Police Department, Roswell...


Roswell man sentenced to 8 years for manslaughter

April 29, 2015 • Local NewsComments (0)

Trujillo Oaxaca A Roswell man who admitted shooting a man outside a Roswell bar in October 2013 told family members he was sorry for the killing before he was sentenced Tuesday to eight years in prison. Family members of the victim told Christopher M....


City Council plans to hear funding requests Thursday

April 29, 2015 • Local NewsComments (0)

A bevy of funding requests are going before the Roswell City Council at meeting Thursday. Among the items on the full agenda, the council will consider requests for $86,000 from MainStreet Roswell, $78,750 for the New Mexico Senior Olympics and $51,000 for...


Youngsters learn valuable leadership skills in 4-H programs

April 29, 2015 • Local NewsComments (0)

Andrea Stapp, 4-H extension agent for Chaves County, talks to the Kiwanis Club about the different levels of 4-H there are for kids and the different projects 4-H kids work on throughout the year. Kiwanis member Robert Sherman listens.  (Dylanne Petros...


Pirtle reappointed to interim committees

April 29, 2015 • Local NewsComments (0)

Pirtle    State Sen. Cliff Pirtle has been reappointed to serve as a voting member on three legislative committees when the state Legislature is not in session. Pirtle, R-Roswell, was also appointed as an advisory member on one additional interim...


Three rivers and lots of rocks

April 29, 2015 • Local NewsComments (0)

Editor Timothy P. Howsare visited the Three Rivers Petroglyph Site over the weekend. Located off U.S. 54 between Carrizozo and Tularosa, the site is one of the few locations in the Southwest set aside solely because of its rock art. The number and...


Daily Soil Temperatures: 4-29-15

April 29, 2015 • Local NewsComments (0)

Area soil temperatures from the New Mexico State University Cooperative Extension Service, Chaves County Extension Agriculture NW Roswell 52 SW Roswell 52 Dexter 52 SW Hagerman 51 Average ...