Ice water generates more cold, hard cash for ALS

August 30, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Comfort Keepers of Roswell challenged The Roswell Chamber of Commerce to do the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge on Thursday. The Chamber challenged the Roswell Police Department to do the challenge alongside them and the Roswell Fire Department was more than happy to douse the Roswell Police officers, along with the Roswell Chamber of Commerce staff [&hellip...

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Heading for the hills

August 30, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Randy (in hat) and Brenda Jaquess (back to camera) enjoy lunch at McDonald’s, 1804 S. Main St., Friday, before heading to Ruidoso with their great-grandchildren. Shown are, from left, Colvin, 4, Kayson, 8, and Hailee, 6, all of Roswell. AAA predicts...


Smyth retires after 19 years

August 30, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Smyth   Georgene Smyth has retired after 19 years as a newspaper carrier at the Roswell Daily Record. Smyth is a friendly and caring person with many wonderful stories to tell. “I was the circulation manager for 10 years. Then I took over a route when...


Loco Hills man dies in two-vehicle crash

August 30, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

A 55-year-old Loco Hills man was killed Thursday in a two-vehicle crash in Lea County. State police said Randy Ballard, 55, died at the scene of the two-vehicle crash that occurred at the intersection of New Mexico 529 and County Road 126. No other injuries...


Final city manager candidate visits Roswell; Council to discuss applicants in executive session Tuesday

August 29, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Kenneth Young, left, and City Councilor Caleb Grant listen to a question from one of the City Council members during a City Council workshop on Thursday in Roswell. (Randal Seyler Photo)   The fifth and final candidate for the Roswell city manager...


Gym raises $1,300 for ALS

August 29, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Members of Alton’s Power Block Gym did the Ice Bucket Challenge Thursday. The gym was challenged by another business and since there are some gym members who have ALS, owner Betsy Shields said it opened the challenge to members of the gym. More than 40...


Meth dealer handed 15-year prison sentence

August 29, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

An illegal immigrant from Mexico who was snared in a multi-jurisdictional drug task force operation in December was given a hefty prison sentence Thursday in 5th Judicial District Court in Roswell. Jesus Avalos-Hernandez, 23, was sentenced Thursday to 27...


Lunch and Learn event teaches about the danger of texting while driving

August 29, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Candace Lewis, office manager at the Roswell Chamber of Commerce, takes the distracted driver simulator test while Roswell Fire Chief Chad Hamill looks on. (Mary Morgan Photos)   On Thursday, the Roswell Chamber of Commerce, along with AT&T and the...


Labor Day weekend road trips will cost drivers less at pumps

August 29, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

For New Mexico residents who plan to take the traditional end-of-summer road trip this weekend, filling up at the pump will cost less than one week ago and one year ago. The statewide average for a gallon of regular unleaded fuel in the Land of Enchantment is...


Sponsors, players sought for ENMU-R golf tournament

August 28, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

The ENMU-Roswell Foundation will hold its 12th annual Golf Tournament on Saturday, Oct. 4, at NMMI Golf Course. Tee times are 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. The cost for the four-person team scramble tournament is $75 per player or $300 per team. Teams should have a...