Child obesity rates down, reports DOH

March 22, 2015 • Local NewsComments (0)

A portion of New Mexico kids are getting healthy, in a nutshell. Obesity rates among third graders have declined more than 20 percent since 2010, while for kindergartners the body mass index data are lower than in 2010, according to the state Department of Health. In 2010, the obesity rate for New Mexico’s third-grade students [&hellip...

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Geraci reflects on time at Institute

March 22, 2015 • Local NewsComments (0)

Geraci   Brig. Gen. Richard Geraci has been a part of the New Mexico Military Institute family for 40 years, with the last 101/2 years as commandant. But when the 2015-16 school year comes around, he will not be renewing his contract. As a teen, Geraci...


Scholarships available for graduating students

March 22, 2015 • Local NewsComments (0)

Republican students in Chaves County have the opportunity to receive a $500 scholarship. The scholarships, for high school seniors and home-schooled seniors, are being given away by the Chaves County Republican Women. Two $500 will be given away May 20 at the...


Bikes and barbecue

March 22, 2015 • Local NewsComments (0)

Motorcycle stunt rider Ray Peters shows his precision jumping skills by driving off of a loading dock and landing dead center on a water bottle below with his back tire.  The demonstration was sponsored by Champion Motorsports Saturday. Peters will ride...


C-SPAN kids

March 22, 2015 • Local NewsComments (0)

CableOne of Roswell sponsored an appearance in Roswell by the C-SPAN bus. During the visit, three Sidney Gutierrez Middle School eighth graders were presented awards in the national C-SPAN StudentCam competition for their six-minute documentary on...


Senate Democrats block GOP agenda

March 21, 2015 • Local NewsComments (1)

Roswell’s state lawmakers in the New Mexico House of Representatives, Nora Espinoza (left), Bob Wooley and Candy Spence Ezzell, look over the House calendar on the House floor Friday night. House members were expected to stay in session past midnight and...


JOY Center group puts joy in writing

March 21, 2015 • Local NewsComments (0)

Joyce McCollaum holds a copy of her book, “The Lea Mansion Mysteries.” (Mary Morgan Photo)   Do you enjoy writing and want to better your skills? The J.O.Y. Center in Roswell holds a writers group every Wednesday from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. The writers...


‘Coffee with a Cop’ continues

March 21, 2015 • Local NewsComments (0)

After a successful inaugural “Coffee with a Cop” gathering last month, attended by numerous citizens and police personnel, the Roswell Police Department looks forward to the second of these monthly events coming up Monday. Locals attending the event have...


Small fire destroys shed on McGaffey

March 21, 2015 • Local NewsComments (0)

Roswell Fire Department personnel look over the damage of a small fire Friday morning in a storage shed behind a house at 315 W. McGaffey St. There were no injuries.  (Jeff Jackson Photo)   A small fire destroyed a storage shed behind a house on West...


Another alien invasion?

March 21, 2015 • Local NewsComments (0)

The UFO Capital of the World seemed to have some celestial company Thursday as these UFO-shaped clouds appeared to be coming in for a landing near the intersection of Atkinson Avenue and Hobbs Street. (Bill Moffitt Photo)...