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Martinez arrested on drug charges

December 7, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Daria Martinez Daria Martinez, 43, was arrested on drug charges, Saturday. Martinez was one of 84 people who were targeted in a massive sting operation on Sept. 22. The operation was a combined county, state and federal effort, including Chaves County Metro Narcotics Task Force, DEA, Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms, New Mexico State Police, RPD’s...

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City Councilors unsatisfied

December 7, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

City councilors were unsatisfied with the two additional redistricting concepts presented for their respective wards, at their third redistricting workshop Tuesday evening. Councilors viewed the concepts as drastically splitting precincts in their various...

Winter driving tips

December 7, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Roswell is usually blessed with moderate winter weather, meaning that many drivers are unused to driving in bad winter weather. According to Chaves County Sheriff’s Office’s Lt. Britt Snyder, the best tip is to avoid driving in the snow. “That’s why...

Johnny Gonzales now taking donations for Christmas party

December 7, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

After 33 years, and aiding 1,400 needy children in 2010, Johnny Gonzales, founder of the Community Volunteer Program, is back at it again. Gonzales is asking for toy donations for this year’s children’s Christmas party. Around 34 years ago, Gonzales saw...

City council to meet at 7 p.m.

December 7, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

The Roswell City Council will meet at 7 p.m., Thursday at City Hall, 425 N. Richardson Ave., for its regular business meeting. At the meeting, the council will hold a public hearing regarding redistricting. Results from the 2010 Census show that the city’s...

Winter has arrived, snowfall estimated at four inches

December 6, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Evan Aragon clears snow from his grandmother’s car Monday morning. (Mark Wilson Photo) A meteorologist technician, with the National Weather Service in Albuquerque, estimated four inches of snow had fallen in Roswell, at around 2:30 p.m., Monday. Despite...

Keep pets and animals warm during the cold wintery season

December 6, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

With temperatures dropping into the single digits, the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals want to remind people that dogs and other animals can suffer from frostbite and exposure. If water freezes, they can become dehydrated. Cold weather spells...

Christmas parade lights up downtown

December 4, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

The Mountain View Middle School band performs Christmas tunes during the MainStreet Roswell 23rd annual Electric Light Parade, Saturday night. (Mark Wilson Photo) Roswell had its own share of people camping out on the streets, Saturday evening. Their intent...

Repairs on Spring River Channel complete

December 4, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Workers repair a section of the Spring River Channel. (Courtesy photo) Major rehabilitation and repair work on the Spring River Channel is now completed. Repairs were made to the cracked, rubble masonry wall that surrounds the channel. The wall reaches its...

RPD holds loss prevention meeting

December 4, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

The Roswell Police Department held its monthly Loss Prevention meeting for area businesses at the Chamber of Commerce, Thursday. The topic under discussion during this month’s meeting was counterfeit bills. Sgt. Ty Sharpe brought in numerous samples that...