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‘Lest We Forget’ honors Walker AFB vets

September 18, 2011 • Local News • • Comments Off

Sam Donaldson, former ABC News Anchor, left, poses for photos with Doug Murray, Dean at NMMI. (Mark Wilson Photo) Men from all over the country, who served for the 6th Bomb Wing and the 40th Bomb Squadron at Walker Air Force Base, came together Saturday evening at the Sally Port Inn to attend the first [&hellip...

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Funnel cloud: False alarm

September 17, 2011 • Local News • • Comments Off

The National Weather Service in Albuquerque received reports of funnel cloud sightings Friday. The NWS issued a tornado warning around 2:30 p.m., Friday afternoon, for areas south of Roswell, primarily Dexter and Hagerman. The warning expired at 2:55 p.m. At...

Connoisseur Josh Ragsdale brings wine, music to Roswell

September 17, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

The force behind many of the Christian musicians who come to Roswell, Josh Ragsdale helps raise funds for local causes when he’s not serving up wine and appetizers at Pecos Flavors Winery. A Roswell native, Ragsdale is the co-owner of the winery alongside...

Vets reunite at Walker

September 17, 2011 • Local News • • Comments Off

Jim Peterson, of Vernon Hills, Ill., a former B-36 gunner based at Walker AFB from 1954-56, checks out the displays at the Walker AFB Museum, Friday. (Mark Wilson Photo) Over 100 Walker Air Force Base veterans from across the country will be arriving in...

Celebrating Constitution Day

September 17, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Fifth-grader Jonathan Trujillo reads his copy of the Constitution during a Constitution Day assembly held Friday at Washington Avenue Elementary. (Mark Wilson Photo) On Sept. 17, 1787, the Constitution of the United States was signed. Several local schools...

New RPD deputy chief swears in

September 17, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

The Roswell Police Department and city officials welcomed its new deputy chief, Philip A. Smith Jr., who arrived from New Hampshire earlier this week. The ceremony was held on Friday morning at the police station. Mayor Del Jurney, City Manager Larry Fry,...

Gov. meets with local Reps

September 17, 2011 • Local News • • Comments Off

In order to garner support for her packed agenda and to hear the concerns of legislators about the special session, Governor Susana Martinez held meetings with representatives and senators from both sides of the aisle this past week. Rep. Dennis Kintigh,...

Assurance Home fundraiser tomorrow

September 17, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Sheldon, one of the residents at the Assurance Home, helps set the table in preparation for the dinner to benefit the youths of James Ranch Youth Shelter. (Courtesy Photo) Peas ‘n’ Pods is holding their sixth biannual fundraiser for Assurance Home,...

It’s all for ‘Chair-ity’: Fundraiser a hit at Tinnie’s

September 17, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Elisa Hernandez admires one of the children’s chairs on display at Tinnie Mercantile & Deli Thursday during a reception for the artists. For more information about the chairs, call 622-8900. (Mark Wilson Photo) Chairs were flying at Tinnie...

Roswell Literacy Council tutor training on 9/24

September 16, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Roswell Literacy Council will hold tutor training for volunteers on Saturday, Sept. 24, from 9 a.m. to noon. Director Andrae England said that tutors do not need to fulfill specific requirements, beyond being at least 18 years old. “One of the questions we...