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Ezzell sponsors memorial, says chicken listing would ‘kill our jobs’

February 8, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

The House Agriculture and Water Resources Committee voted unanimously Friday to pass a memorial sponsored by Rep. Candy Spence Ezzell, R-Roswell, that opposes the listing of the lesser prairie chicken. House Memorial 21 would request that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service not list the species as “threatened” under the Federal Endangered Species Act of...

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Go get yer pets! Adoption Day events take place this weekend

February 8, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Petco and Tractor Supply will host events for National Adoption Day this weekend. Petco, 4301 N Main St., will participate with an Adoption Rally on both Saturday and Sunday, where the Roswell Humane Society will set up a display so that animal lovers can...

Pecos serves the Sweet Sounds of Motown

February 7, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Kindergartners wait backstage for their turn as area school children rehearse with the National Dance Institute, performing Reach Out! The Sweet Sounds of Motown at Pueblo Auditorium, Thursday. (Mark Wilson Photos) Students and teachers of Pecos Elementary...

House committee passes race horse bill

February 7, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

The House Business and Industry committee passed Tuesday a bill sponsored by Rep. Candy Spence Ezzell, R-Roswell, to create a fund in the state treasury for the testing of race horses. “Across New Mexico, horse racing is a vital part of communities —...

Marine Corps veteran on a 3,600-mile run passes through town

February 7, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Brendan O’Toole, on a 3,600 mile cross-country run from Oceanside, Calif., to Portland, Maine, enters Roswell, Thursday. (Mark Wilson Photo) Brendan O’Toole has never liked running. He’s never competed in a marathon or a race and he could never...

Relief Route gets new signage

February 6, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Employees of San Bar Construction out of Albuquerque install new signage north of town along the Relief Route at the junction of 70 and 380, Tuesday afternoon. (Mark Wilson Photos) [/auth...

Area veterans learn of services and opportunities at conference

February 6, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Representatives from various local, state and national agencies offered area veterans information about available services and opportunities Wednesday during a veteran outreach event at Roswell Convention Center. Organizer Greg Neal said there are a lot of...

Game & Fish talks chicken

February 6, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Local lawmakers and representatives of state and federal agencies heard a proposed management plan for the conservation of the lesser prairie chicken Wednesday at the Game and Fish Department. In December, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service initiated the...

Hard row to hose

February 6, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Rookie firefighters perform pump drills, Tuesday morning, while making final preparations for their Thursday graduation. (Mark Wilson Photo) [/auth...

Jury convicts Gregory Hobbs of voluntary manslaughter

February 6, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

The jury convicted Gregory Hobbs, 22, of voluntary manslaughter Thursday after three days of testimony. The charges stemmed from the slaying of Ruben “Hammer” Archuleta Sr. and Ruben Archuleta Jr. on the night of June 15, 2012, that occurred in the 300...