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All dirt, no rain

June 29, 2011 • Local News • • Comments Off

Strong winds picked up dust east of Roswell Monday night as the sun set over the city. (Matthew Arco Photo) [/auth...

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Cops will enforce ban

June 29, 2011 • Local News • • Comments (1)

Chaves County officials are again making a plea for residents to observe a fire ban in the county, which prohibits discharging any fireworks, just as law enforcement officials said Tuesday they plan to enforce the ban on the Fourth of July. Georgiana Hunt,...

UFO Fest adds Alien Wine event

June 29, 2011 • Local News • • Comments Off

A new addition to this year’s UFO festivities will be the three-day Alien Wine Festival. Last-minute touches are being made to the UFO Festival as Roswell’s Pecos Flavors Winery prepares to host wineries from across the state. The Alien Wine...

Roswell man charged with criminal sexual penetration

June 28, 2011 • Local News • • Comments (1)

Police arrested Marcus Victor Ramirez, 37, at his home on the 300 block of East Summit Street on Saturday. He is charged with criminal sexual penetration of a minor under the age of 13. The charges originated following an incident where the Roswell Police...

Fatal car accident claims boy, 2

June 28, 2011 • Local News • • Comments Off

A 2-year-old boy died on Sunday, about 15 miles east of Roswell, after he was ejected from a car in a single-vehicle accident. According to the report, the New Mexico State Police were summoned to a one vehicle rollover with injuries, on Highway 380 near mile...

Getting ready for Visitors

June 26, 2011 • Local News • • Comments Off

Brianna Bobowski, 11, and fellow After School Program children paint alien-themed artwork on storefront windows along North Main Street, Friday morning, gearing up for the upcoming UFO Festival. The art was created by 17 of the students and a dozen turned out...

Help Sage win Hero Dog Award

June 26, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Roswell’s famed Sage, the Search and Rescue dog, has been nominated in the competition for National Honors as the Hero Dog Award from the American Humane Association. Sage is New Mexico’s last surviving dog who served during 9/11. She is one of...

Fire chars fence

June 25, 2011 • Local News • • Comments Off

A blaze that came within feet of an apartment complex in Roswell was extinguished late Friday afternoon before it did any serious damage to about 16 residences, officials said. Flames completely charred a wooden fence behind Summit Apartments, 1700 W. Summit...

Yes, that's exactly what it is

June 25, 2011 • Local News, NewsComments Off

Jesus Figueroa applies paint to a giant alien sculpture in the parking lot of Amy’s Fireworks Friday morning. (Mark Wilson Photo) A 9,000-pound extraterrestrial landed in Roswell June 18, but there’s no cause for alarm or government cover up....

Burn victims’ booster bikes through city

June 24, 2011 • Local News • • Comments Off

Zach Crees, on a bike trek from California to Georgia, passes through Roswell Thursday morning on the ‘Feel the Burn Across America’ bike ride for burn victims. (Mark Wilson Photo) The 26-year-old cyclist described himself as a guy with a passion...