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RPD enforces school-zone laws

August 19, 2011 • Local News • • Comments Off

The Roswell Police Department announced that officers will enforce traffic laws inside a school zone with zero tolerance. RPD spokesman Officer Travis Holley said, “You will get a ticket.” He said that now that school is back in session, drivers need to adhere to traffic laws in Roswell school zones. “Any traffic violation in a [&hellip...

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Parent calls RHS north parking lot ‘dangerous’

August 18, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Parents and guardians make a line at Roswell High School’s north parking lot as they pick up their child(ren) after school, Wednesday. (Vanessa Kahin Photo) High traffic and tight spaces have led to concerns about the safety of students at Roswell High...

Former POW Chew reunites with veterans

August 18, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Members of the Mighty Eighth Air Force reunite in Colorado Springs, Colo. (Courtesy Photo) Once a member of the Mighty Eighth Air Force — a famous World War II air armada — Jack Chew is now a business owner who lives quietly in Roswell. However, Chew...

Autopsy results released in Vega trial

August 18, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

The state presented its case on day two of the State of New Mexico versus David Vega murder trial. Vega is facing charges of first-degree murder for the May 10, 2010, shooting death of his son Christopher, 25, and his son’s girlfriend, Alisa Montgomery, 31....

Hand-crank cyclist to stop in Roswell today

August 18, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

People of Roswell: Be on the lookout for a cyclist proudly displaying an American flag on the back of his hand-crank bicycle in the coming days. The endurance cyclist who will come through Roswell by Thursday is Bob Wieland. After he lost both his legs in...

County Commission meets today at 9 a.m.

August 18, 2011 • Local News • • Comments Off

Chaves County Commissioners are slated to meet this morning at 9 a.m. at the Chaves County Administrative Center, Joseph R. Skeen Building, 1 St. Mary’s Place. Four public hearings are on the agenda, one relating to a wind farm and the rest relating to...

RPD chief names his new deputy

August 17, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Roswell Police Chief Alfonso Solis announced his selection for position of deputy chief on Tuesday, Philip A. Smith Jr., 47, of Atkinson, N.H. The city received seven applications in-house and five applications from outside of Roswell, two of which were from...

David Vega trial begins

August 17, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Defense attorney Jesse Cosby referred to the case against his client, David Vega, as failure of the system. Vega is charged with two counts of first-degree murder for the shooting deaths of his son, Christopher Lee Vega, 25, and his son’s girlfriend, Alisa...

Job fair draws 550 job seekers

August 17, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Cheryll Parks, left, and her daughter Becky Parks fill out applications at the Comfort Keepers booth Tuesday morning. (Mark Wilson Photo) More than 60 businesses participated in the New Mexico Workforce Connection’s “Out of This World” Job Fair,...

Roswell’s school resource officer position reinstated

August 17, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Roswell schools’ resource officer Helen Cheromiah is excited about the new school year that began this week. “I love what I do,” she said. The position of school resource officer was reinstated this year after being suspended three years ago, according...