Imagination Playground

February 22, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell unveiled its first Imagination Playground Friday morning at the ENMU-Roswell Child Development Center. The innovative equipment was provided by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Mexico and the nonprofit KaBOOM! The Imagination Playground features a collection of oversized blue foam parts that allow children to build...

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DDSD names Moore Citizen of the Year

February 22, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Jesse Moore recently received the award for Successful Community Citizen of the Year during the Department of Health’s Developmental Disabilities Supports Division (DDSD) annual statewide awards ceremony. (Courtesy Photo) Local Jesse Moore was recently...


Clem recognized for more than 30 years of service

February 22, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Bee J. Clem, center, is congratulated by attorney Mark Taylor, left, and her husband, Lloyd Clem, Friday following a retirement celebration honoring Clem’s more than 30 years of service as court administrator, clerk and deputy clerk to the 5th Judicial...


Community celebrates return of school shooting survivor Nathaniel Tavarez

February 22, 2014 • Local NewsComments (1)

Berrendo Middle School shooting victim Nathaniel Tavarez returns home to a hero’s welcome, Friday afternoon. (Mark Wilson Photos) Hundreds lined the streets and cheered Friday as sirens from fire and law enforcement vehicles ushered home the 12-year-old boy...


Local short film chosen as Moby music video

February 22, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Local filmmakers Johnnie Hector, from left, Fernando Urquides and Rick Ortega appear in “Mexicants,” which was filmed in 2013. Hector and Ortega both appear in the short film chosen to be the music video for the Moby song, “Almost Home.” (Courtesy...


Film Fest season begins in Roswell

February 22, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Roswell Mayor Del Jurney, left, visits with Renee Roach, center, city marketing director and NM Film Office Liaison, at the 2014 Roswell Film Fest & Cosmicon kick-off event on Friday at the Holiday Inn. (Randal Seyler Photo) A new young filmmakers event...


Wings for Life, Roswell Police join up

February 21, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

The Wings for Life program hosted a class involving the Roswell Police Department at Monterrey Elementary on Feb. 18. Training and Recruiting Officer Lisa Brackeen spoke with the children about various issues. Brackeen reminded the children what to do if a...


State Police to conduct DWI checkpoints

February 21, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

New Mexico State Police will be conducting DWI checkpoints and patrol saturations throughout Chaves, Eddy and Lea counties, according to a news release issued on Thursday. The projects will be conducted throughout the months of February, March and April. The...


Candidate stories available online

February 21, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Early voting continues this week at City Hall, 425 N. Richardson. Registered voters can cast ballots from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Feb. 28. Election day is March 4. Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Eight Voting Convenience Centers will be available...


Jurney, Kintigh debate leadership

February 20, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Former State Representative Dennis Kintigh, left, and Mayor Del Jurney shake hands prior to Wednesday evening’s Meet the Mayoral Candidates forum held at the Salvation Army headquarters. (Mark Wilson Photo) Mayor Del Jurney and mayoral candidate Dennis...