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RPD searching for Barela

March 19, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Johnny “Juan” Barela is wanted on charges of one open count of murder and three counts of bribery or intimidation of a witness. He is considered armed and dangerous. (Courtesy Photo) The Roswell Police Criminal Investigation Division were summoned to the Emergency Room at Lovelace Regional Hospital, around 5:10 p.m. Monday, about a stabbing victim....

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Roswell may be site for Aerial system test

March 19, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

In a cooperative effort, local entities are applying to make Roswell the location of a federally approved unmanned aerial system test site. Last year, Congress and President Barack Obama approved a mandate requiring the Federal Aviation Administration...

Gov passes $5.9B budget

March 19, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

By most area legislators’ accounts, the 2013 state legislative session started slow and rushed to the finish, but in the end, things went the best they could have. After a weekend of fast frenzy and heavy compromise, Gov. Susana Martinez said she will sign...

Meet new Emergency Preparedness Manager Sanders during forum at RPL

March 19, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Karen Sanders The Roswell SAFE Coalition is sponsoring a Disaster Preparedness Forum at the Roswell Public Library, 301 N. Pennsylvania Ave., starting at 6 p.m. Tuesday. The meeting will give people the chance to meet keynote speaker Karen Sanders, the...

Adult Center holds annual cycle, hobby show

March 17, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Visitors young and old attend the Roswell Adult Center Hobby and Motorcycle Show, Saturday. Chaves County Sheriff Rob Coon was one of seven first-place winners Saturday at the 12th annual Spring Motorcycle Show, as more than 200 people selected his more than...

New Mexico seniors play around on NMMI campus

March 17, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Competition was fierce during basketball games at the New Mexico Senior Olympics Senior Play Day at the New Mexico Military Institute Godfrey Center, Saturday. (Mark Wilson Photo) Senior competitors traveled from all over New Mexico to compete Saturday at New...

8 one-eyed, one-horned flying purple bicycles

March 17, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

From Left: Roswell Refuge officials Al Wilson, Karen Griffo and Michelle Royer with purple fundraiser bikes. (Jill McLaughlin Photo) Purple bikes are expected to secretly begin rolling into yards across Roswell Monday, as residents wake up to the special...

Reg-gie! Reg-gie! Reg-gie! Reg-gie!

March 16, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Former Harlem Globetrotter and current NMMI Athletic Director Reggie Franklin greets Mesa Middle School students during a pep rally assembly to kick off the upcoming New Mexico Standards Based Assessment, Friday. (Mark Wilson Photo) Mesa Middle School...

Gee, Frau Bell sure falls in love a lot

March 16, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Sharon Bell (Courtesy Photo) Sharon Bell has taught German at Goddard High School for more than 20 years, but if you ask students how old she is, they’ll say she’s 19. It may just be an inside joke Bell shares with her pupils, but the fifty-something...

ATF investigates ‘not related’ Roswell, Clovis pipe bombs

March 16, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

The pipe bomb detonated in Roswell last week is not related to two similar devices found recently in Clovis, an investigator with the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Fire-arms and Explosives said Friday. But a series of bomb-related incidents in the past...