New poll says state Senate race tightening

July 30, 2014 • Local NewsComments (1)

Udall Weh   A new poll taken 100 days before November’s general election says Republican challenger Allen Weh is closing the gap with U.S. Sen. Tom Udall in New Mexico’s Senate race, although another recent poll says Udall has a comfortable lead. The poll conducted by CBS News and the New York Times Sunday showed [&hellip...

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Lujan: High school dropouts challenge district, community

July 30, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Pat Lujan, director of instruction for the Roswell Independent School District, discusses graduation rates on Tuesday during the Roswell Kiwanis Club meeting. (Randal Seyler Photo)   High school graduation rates in New Mexico are low, and improving the...


SWAT responds to report of burglar’s barricade

July 30, 2014 • Local NewsComments (1)

The Roswell SWAT squad was deployed to the 600 block of West Mathews Street Tuesday night after a report of a burglary suspect barricading himself inside a home. The city’s full SWAT unit responded with its Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected vehicle and...


Parks wins reserve champion

July 30, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Reserve Champion Meat Pens winner is Haylie Parks. Haylie, 9, was competing for the first time, and on Monday, she showed three rabbits — Elvis, Chipmunk and Rose. Haylie is a member of the 4-H at Del Norte Elementary School and she has been in 4-H for...


Vaz and Walker show off

July 30, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Reserve Champion winner Brennan Vaz and Grand Champion winner of market swine Zoe Walker show their awards on Tuesday. Vaz, 15, is a sophomore at Roswell High, while Walker, 15, is a sophomore at Goddard High. Vaz said he became involved with FFA his freshman...


House Working Group calls for National Guard to help Border Patrol

July 29, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

By Jeff Tucker Record Staff Writer The House Working Group assigned to investigate the human smuggling crisis at the nation’s southern border has submitted its report to leaders of the U.S. House of Representatives. The report, among other recommendations,...


Spanish guitar meets Led Zeppelin

July 29, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Timothy P. Howsare Photo Self-taught Spanish guitarist Benise, right, performed a fiery mix of flamenco, rock and jazz at Pearson Auditorium Saturday evening. Benise (Roni Benise) said he with a few other musicians got their start 15 years ago in Los Angeles...


Back to school

July 29, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Randal Seyler Photo Harold Sanchez, left, and Johnny Gonzales sort school supplies on Monday, preparing for the Community Volunteer Program School Supplies Giveaway, which will be held at 1 p.m. on Aug. 10 at the Roswell Elks Lodge. Gonzales is collecting...


Sunday fun day

July 29, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Submitted Photos W.I.N.G.S. for Life held its annual Back to School Party on Sunday at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church on Sunday, providing three hours of fun and food along with backpacks filled with school supplies to children. Roswell Sertoma Club, Molina...