Officials record 100-year rainfall amounts

September 17, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Joe Hicks stands beside a shed Monday that was moved 20 feet off the ground and slammed against his home when flood waters rushed through his property on Georgia Street off the Relief Route in Roswell. (Jill McLaughlin Photo) Last week’s flooding and heavy rainfall that cut a swath of muddy destruction through southeast New [&hellip...

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TV mini-series to detail 9/11’s unspoken heroes

September 15, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Director and screen writer Robert Randall films a shot of actress Rachelle Krebs on Friday in a scene for an upcoming TV movie about 9/11. (Amy Vogelsang Photo) The lights are on, the camera is set and the airline passengers and flight attendants are all in...


Residents warned of credit card scam

September 15, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

County residents should look closely the next time they swipe their credit cards at a local gas pump to make sure they are not getting scammed, according to the Chaves County Sheriff’s Office. The sheriff’s office is investigating recent incidents in...


Piñatafest: Annual event remains a hit with locals and visitors

September 15, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Roswell Folklorico performs traditional Mexican dances during Piñatafest at the courthouse in downtown Roswell, Saturday. (Mark Wilson Photo) The crowded sidewalk barely provided room to walk as people looked at wares being sold under tents and waited in...


GOP groups host first ever ‘Cowboy Prom’

September 15, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Representative Nora Espinoza and other Republican dignitaries serve up dinner during the Cowboy Prom, a Republican Party fundraising event held at The Liberty, Saturday evening. (Mark Wilson Photo) An 1893 Chuck Wagon sits outside while smells of barbecue...


Record launches magazine for teens

September 15, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

It took a few months of planning, footwork and yes, humor. But somehow (with the help of IHOP and lots of coffee) a new magazine has been born. Odds n Ends will be a monthly publication all about entertainment, with sections on movies, television, video...


Rinker’s lively lecture enlightens about antiques

September 15, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Antique enthusiast Harry Rinker appraises various items at the Roswell Library Saturday. (Amy Vogelsang Photo) Friends say I was born in the wrong decade, and after Friday, I’m thinking they are probably right. Making his way to Roswell, antique enthusiast...


Flood devastates homeless community

September 14, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Passers-by check out the flood damage done to E. Mescalero near the Roswell Country Club, Friday. (Mark Wilson Photo) She sat with her legs crossed with her chin down Friday afternoon. Behind her were two tents tucked into the dark, abandoned entrance of a...


Prepping for Piñatafest

September 14, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Carnival workers for Playtime Amusements prepare a Ferris wheel for this weekend’s Pinatafest, Friday. (Mark Wilson Photo)...


Valley Meat water permit hearing set

September 14, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

The New Mexico Environment Department has set a public hearing at the 5th Judicial District Courthouse next month on Valley Meat Co.’s water discharge permit. The department denied issuing the horse slaughter processing plant a temporary permit in July. The...