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GOP holds ‘We Did Build This’ rally

July 26, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

Heather Wilson makes an appearence at the Rebublican headquarters in Roswell to rally the troops, Wednesday, which included manning the phone. Mark Wilson Photo “We did build this.” That was the message propelled countrywide, Wednesday, by Victory 2012, the nationwide campaign to elect Gov. Mitt Romney president. The Romney campaign held 24 “We Did...

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Backhoe breaks gas line

July 25, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

Firefighters respond to a broken gas line caused by a backhoe at the construction site of the nearly finished Missouri Avenue Elementary School, Tuesday morning, which forced police on the scene to block off adjacent streets until gas crews arrived. Mark...

Roswell Incident: 61% say ‘nope’

July 25, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

The people of New Mexico have spoken. In a recent poll conducted by Public Policy Polling, of Raleigh, N.C., 61 percent of New Mexicans do not believe the 1947 Roswell Incident actually happened, while just 21 percent think the city was in fact paid a visit...

Russian aircraft refuels at RIAC

July 25, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

A Volga-Dnepr Airlines Antonov An-124-100 at Roswell International Air Center prepares for take-off, Tuesday morning. Mark Wilson Photo One of the largest aircraft in the world graced the runway at Roswell International Air Center on Tuesday morning, making...

Daredevil returns for 2nd test

July 25, 2012 • Local NewsComments (1)

Got helium? Red Bull Stratos has returned to Roswell this week for its second manned test flight, as the team nears the culmination of a mission to the edge of space. In preparation for Felix Baumgartner’s historic jump from above 120,000 feet later this...

Murder suspect found in Texas, turns self in

July 24, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

Around 11:56 a.m. on Sunday, Israel Vigil’s father called the Midland, Texas, Police Department and stated his son would turn himself in. Vigil, 18, was wanted for an open count of murder for the July 6 shooting death of Arnulfo Villela, aggravated battery,...

RPD arrests 1, seeks 2 in Villela murder

July 22, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

Roswell Police secured arrest warrants Thursday for Israel Vigil, 18, Harvey Salinas, 17, and Joseph Lucero, 17, in connection with the July 6 murder of Arnulfo Villela Jr. Villela, 18, was shot multiple times outside a residence at 826 E. Hendricks St....

Bottomless Lakes hosts annual Sand Sculpture Contest

July 22, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

Trinity Stephens, Elena Chaves and Daniel Burdine create a sandy masterpiece during the Bottomless Lakes State Park 22nd annual Sand Sculpture Contest at Lea Lake, Saturday. Mark Wilson Photo The 22nd annual Sand Sculpture Contest took place Saturday at...

Missoula Theatre Camp presents The Pied Piper

July 22, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

Young actors warm up for the Missoula Children’s Theatre Camp performance of The Pied Piper at the Roswell Community Little Theatre, Saturday afternoon. Mark Wilson Photo The Missoula Children’s Theatre Camp rendition of The Pied Piper charmed audience...

Unexpected chores

July 21, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

Elizabeth Vargas cleans up debris at Professional Style, located in the 100 block of East McGaffey Street, after an early-morning wreck, Friday. A suspected drunk driver crashed through a bay door of Golden Rule Alignment & Muffler next door, then broke...