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Curtis fire forces evac

April 18, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Lincoln National Forest fire crews battled a blaze Wednesday night that forced residential evacuations near Mayhill. The Curtis fire was reported just before 3:30 p.m. some two miles southwest of Mayhill near Curtis Canyon, north of Hwy. 130, according to Loretta Benavidez, spokeswoman for the Lincoln National Forest. Firefighters evacuated five homes and...

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Family loses all when fire destroys home

April 18, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

A little after midnight on Monday, Ruth and Nicholas Rubio’s lives where changed forever when their home, in the 200 block of Harris Road caught fire. Ruth said that the family was lucky because a roommate noticed the smoke and woke them. She tried to put...

RPD busts duo on multiple charges

April 18, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

The Roswell Police Department arrested Armando Rodriguez, 19, and one juvenile, Sunday, on charges of armed robbery, aggravated battery, and tampering with evidence. In addition, Rodriquez was charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor. The...

‘When’s Garfield coming?’

April 16, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Cats peer from their front window at a residence on West Juniper, Tuesday morning. (Mark Wilson Photo) [/auth...

Standoff ends peacefully

April 16, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

A woman holds a 6-year-old child and quickly departs the scene of a four-hour police standoff after a woman and her two young children, including the child pictured, were released from a home during a domestic situation. Manuel Otero, 32, was arrested on...

PSAs may make comeback

April 16, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

The Police Council Committee is dusting off an old idea and making it fresh as a means of helping with the manpower shortages that continue to plague the Roswell Police Department. The idea of bringing back the Police Service Aides has been proposed by Ward 3...

Knowledge Bowl slated for Sunday afternoon at 2:30

April 16, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

In order to support literacy in the community, teams will compete in two rounds of trivia at the 16th annual Knowledge Bowl, hosted by the Roswell Literacy Council and sponsored by Proliteracy America and United Way of Chaves County on Sunday. Teams will...

Vandal arrested Friday

April 16, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

The Roswell Police Department responded to the 700 block of East Hendricks Street around 7 p.m. Friday and arrested Adrian Sanchez, 29, after he caused thousands of dollars worth of damages. One of the two victims said that the male subject was shouting,...

Learning the tasks of their ancestors

April 16, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

The fourth-grade classes from Washington Elementary enjoy making cider at the Historical Society’s open house. The fourth-graders come in from all area elementary schools in the month of April. They learn about the region’s history and what their...

Kids show off art projects at RISD event

April 13, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Hundreds of art lovers young and old pack the Roswell Civic Center for Celebrate the Arts Day, Saturday. (Mark Wilson Photo) Vibrant neon green T-shirts and swarms of children were surrounded by even more colors from paintings and various other art projects...