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Several county officials sworn into office

December 31, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off on Several county officials sworn into office

Chaves County Commissioner James Duffey signs his oath of office Wednesday. Duffey, today, begins a second four-year term on the commission. Pictured in the background is Fifth Judicial District Judge Kea Riggs, who administered several oaths of office Wednesday. (Jeff Tucker Photo)   Several Chaves County officials were sworn into office Wednesday for...

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Treacherous traction

December 31, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off on Treacherous traction

Roswellites were driving very carefully New Year’s Eve morning with the powdery winter wonderland awaiting them outside. (Christina Stock Photo)...

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Building, Lands Committee talks farm lease renewal; City property sales put on hold for further study

December 31, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off on Building, Lands Committee talks farm lease renewal; City property sales put on hold for further study

A number of items came before the Building and Lands Committee on Monday, but the panel deferred action on all of them pending further study. Dean Sons, a local farmer who leases land from the city, asked the committee to consider renewing his lease for a...

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Parting is such sweet sorrow

December 31, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off on Parting is such sweet sorrow

Above: Chaves County Sheriff Rob Coon cuts the cake during his retirement celebration at the Sheriff’s Office on Tuesday. Coon, who has over 40 years in law enforcement, has served as sheriff for the past eight years. Right: Outgoing Chaves County Sheriff...

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Roswell’s Most Wanted: Angelina Gonzales Artiaga, Lorraine Artiaga

December 31, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off on Roswell’s Most Wanted: Angelina Gonzales Artiaga, Lorraine Artiaga

Angelina Gonzales Artiaga Lorraine Artiaga   Lorraine Artiaga, also known as Pebbles Paz, 27, and her sister, Angelina Gonzales Artiaga, 33, also known as Angel Artiaga and Angelina Gonzales, are being sought on charges of residential burglary, receiving...

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Fire Department Call Log — Dec. 30-31

December 31, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off on Fire Department Call Log — Dec. 30-31

The Roswell Fire Department responded to these calls for the following dates:   Dec. 30 • At 7:03 a.m., motor vehicle accident, North Main Street. • At 8:10 a.m., motor vehicle accident, West McGaffey Street and South Sycamore Avenue. • At 8:22...

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One day can change your life forever; Berrendo Middle School Shooting, Jan. 14, 2014

December 30, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off on One day can change your life forever; Berrendo Middle School Shooting, Jan. 14, 2014

Families anxiously wait for news following an early morning shooting at Berrendo Middle School on Tuesday, Jan. 14. (File/Mark Wilson Photo)   There are many lessons that we can take away from the day of Jan. 14, 2014. One I took was this: everything is...

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Record breaks the news on immigrants going to FLETC ; June 20, 2014

December 30, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off on Record breaks the news on immigrants going to FLETC ; June 20, 2014

Workers erect a fence around portable dorms June 21 at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in Artesia in anticipation of the arrival of hundreds of immigrants from Central America. (File/Mary Morgan Photo)   Sometimes the best stories come out of...

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WIPP brings focus to southeastern New Mexico; radiation Leak at WIPP, Feb. 14, 2014

December 30, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off on WIPP brings focus to southeastern New Mexico; radiation Leak at WIPP, Feb. 14, 2014

Residents in Artesia attend a town hall meeting following the radiation leak at the Waste isolation Pilot Plant in Carlsbad back in February. (File Photo)   There were a lot of big stories in Roswell and Chaves County in 2014, but one of the biggest I...

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He sees you

December 30, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off on He sees you

Now that Christmas is behind us, Roswell Daily Record photographer Bill Moffitt’s dog, Fergie, isn’t so sure that she wants to share her couch space with a Santa Claus gift bag. (Bill Moffit Photo)...