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Final Days of Special Session

September 24, 2011 • Local News • • Comments Off

In an action that seems to pour gasoline on an already burning fire, House Speaker Ben Lujan, D-Santa Fe, and House Majority Floor Leader Ken Martinez, D-Grants, are allegedly inhibiting House Democrats from reading the House Republicans’ most recent plan for redistricting. Rep. Bob Wooley, R-Roswell, said Republicans representatives individually passed...

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Sting operation successful; 67 arrested

September 24, 2011 • Local NewsComments (5)

D.E.A. Police leave a house located on N. Washington Avenue near W. 11th Street Thursday morning during a massive operation involving more than 150 federal, state and local law enforcement agencies. (Mark Wilson Photo) A massive sting operation on Thursday...

Biology 101

September 23, 2011 • Local News • • Comments Off

Washington Avenue Elementary School fifth grader Jonah Irmen, right, dissects a cow eyeball as classmate Jose Aragon looks on during Katie Hatch’s morning class Thursday. (Mark Wilson Photo) [/auth...

Roe announces candidacy for Municipal Court judge

September 23, 2011 • Local News • • Comments Off

Kevin Roe has announced his candidacy for Municipal Court judge. (Courtesy Photo) Longtime Roswell resident, Kevin Roe has announced his candidacy for Municipal Court judge. Roe is the adopted son of David and Sheila Roe of Pepper’s Restaurant. This is...

Bomb threat forces evacuation

September 23, 2011 • Local News • • Comments Off

Firefighters respond to a bomb threat at the State of New Mexico Corrections Department, Probation & Parole Division building located at 5 Grand Avenue Plaza, Thursday morning.The offices of the New Mexico’s Region IV Probation and Parole at 5 Grand...

Solis adjusting well to new position

September 23, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Roswell’s Police Chief Alfonso Solis gave his impressions of his first two weeks at his interim position as New Mexico Cabinet Secretary for the Department of Corrections. He said, “It’s a process.” Solis referred to the job as both interesting and...

Keep Roswell Beautiful awards Yucca

September 23, 2011 • Local News • • Comments Off

The Keep Roswell Beautification Award was presented to the Yucca Recreation Center Thursday. On hand for the festivities were, from left to right: Xavier Reese, Joan Blodgett, Mark Rowland, Rita Kane-Doerhoefer, Kim Hoelscher, John Merchant, Nicole Vargas,...

Fair entries deadline approaching

September 23, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

The deadline is approaching for artisans, cooks and crafters to get their homemade goods entered into the Eastern New Mexico State Fair contest. Those with a knack at making homemade goods and treats may win a ribbon or two, or even a cash prize. Entries for...

Harvest Ministries to kick off food drive Sept. 30

September 23, 2011 • Local News • • Comments Off

From Left: Josh Gantt, Lt Brian Roach, Taylor Whitcamp, Andrew Sena, of Roswell Fire Department Station 1, help to put up a banner for Harvest Ministries’ annual food drive. (Courtesy Photo) Powered by the platform, “trying to end childhood...

Grow Roswell Together

September 23, 2011 • Local News • • Comments Off

The motto, “Grow Roswell Together,” an acronym for Gross Receipts Tax, has been established as the official slogan for the campaign to include the tax with the city’s current growth receipt tax, by the committee in charge of the campaign at their...