Prescribed burns are scheduled at Lincoln National Forest

June 13, 2015 • Local NewsComments (0)

Fire conditions on the Lincoln National Forest have improved due to frequent intervals of precipitation over the past two to three months. “As a result of the high elevation ‘green up,’ on our two mountain districts, Smokey Bear and Sacramento, are now at a low fire danger rating,” said Ryan Whiteaker, fire management officer for [&hellip...

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Memorial service held for USDA pilot

June 12, 2015 • Local NewsComments (0)

A memorial service and funeral were held Friday for a Roswell man killed in a plane crash near Raton June 5. According to the New Mexico State Police, 54-year-old Kelly Hobbs and Shannon “Bubba” Tunnell were killed while conducting low-flying aerial...


An out of this world trip

June 12, 2015 • Local NewsComments (0)

In the photo above, Members of the Alien City Riders motorcycle club listen as former Mayor Bill Owen, off camera, gives some final instructions and words of advice before starting off on a four-day ride Thursday. The ride will take them through Arizona and...


GOP retains edge in Chaves County

June 12, 2015 • Local NewsComments (0)

  Republicans maintain a 60-40 advantage over Democrats in Chaves County, according to the most recent voter registration numbers. As of Thursday, there were 14,821 registered Republicans in Chaves County and 9,779 registered Democrats, said Cindy...


City asks for route to honor memory of MLK, Chavez

June 12, 2015 • Local NewsComments (0)

  The Roswell City Council adopted a resolution Thursday night requesting the renaming of the Roswell Relief Route in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. and Cesar Chavez. The resolution unanimously approved by the city council encourages the New Mexico...


Donation thief arrested

June 12, 2015 • Local NewsComments (1)

Marquez   A 22-year-old Roswell man was arrested Thursday afternoon (June 11), less than 24 hours after he allegedly carried out two armed robberies in which he used a knife to threaten and rob his mother before going to a local store and, after again...


Turf at Cielo Grande fields set for improvements

June 12, 2015 • Local NewsComments (0)

The two main soccer fields (this is one of them) at the Cielo Grande Recreation Area will soon be getting new grass planted. (Submitted Photo)   The athletic fields at the city’s Cielo Grande Recreation Area are about to be renovated in order to...


RFD Call Log — June 11 and 12

June 12, 2015 • Local NewsComments (0)

The Roswell Fire Department responded to these calls for the following dates: June 11 • At 7:53 a.m., medical call, 3200 block of Mission Arch Drive. • At 8:19 a.m., medical call, 200 block of East Country Club Road. • At 9:17 a.m., medical call, 1700...


Relatives charged with felony child abuse

June 12, 2015 • Local NewsComments (0)

Two people were arrested Friday afternoon for child abuse after a witness saw them allegedly beating up a mentally handicapped child who told authorities they also stabbed her, Sheriff Lt. Mike Herrington said. (Tucker Photos) A man and woman are in jail...


Barela holds $50 million for creation of new jobs

June 12, 2015 • Local NewsComments (0)

Barela   Jon Barela, cabinet secretary for the New Mexico Economic Development Department, has $50 million of taxpayer money to hand out in the next year. But there are a few strings attached. The money must be used for private sector job creation,...