Event raises money for Boy Scouts, college funds

January 18, 2015 • Local NewsComments (0)

Max Scally Photos Above: Champion Motorsports staff members Barbara Weatherly, center, Tamara Montgomery, from left, Jorge Armendariz, Tim Harris, Celeste Torrez, Gordon Krejci and Randy Gibson gather for a photo after Saturday’s motorcycle giveaway at the Roswell dealership. Fifty people out of more than 200 event participants were chosen by raffle to...

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Two shot during Hobbs bar fight

January 18, 2015 • Local NewsComments (0)

Two people were shot in Hobbs early Saturday as police responded to a reported bar fight. The two injured people were transported via helicopter to University Medical Hospital in Lubbock, Texas, following the early morning incident at Diamond Lil’s bar, the...


‘Doggy Savior’ sentenced to unsupervised probation

January 16, 2015 • Local NewsComments (0)

One of two Roswell women charged in connection to the dog mauling of a Roswell boy last summer has been sentenced to unsupervised probation and court costs. Janice C. Ensconatus pleaded no contest Wednesday in Chaves County Magistrate Court to three charges...


Mayor, developer discuss plans for museum annex

January 16, 2015 • Local NewsComments (0)

Above: Randal Seyler Photo – Developer Trey Nesselrodt, standing, center, discusses his plans for a downtown development that includes a children’s museum and annex of the Roswell Museum and Art Center during an informal meeting. Below: Submitted...


Gonzales’ group heads for Mexico

January 16, 2015 • Local NewsComments (0)

Jim Ridgway, left, and Johnny Gonzales load a van with toys and supplies bound for Juarez, Mexico, on Friday. Gonzales said his Community Volunteers group takes extra toys and clothes to Juarez for distribution to children in orphanages. “We’re going to...


City lacks ambulances for oversized patients

January 16, 2015 • Local NewsComments (0)

If you weigh more than 400 pounds, your next trip to the hospital might be in a trailer instead of an ambulance. Superior Ambulance does not have a bariatric ambulance, which is a vehicle modified to carry the severely obese. Bariatric ambulances typically...


Henson receives a home from Habitat for Humanity

January 16, 2015 • Local NewsComments (0)

Above: Nancy Moore, president of Habitat for Humanity of Roswell, left, hands the house keys to Silvia Henson at the Habitat for Humanity house dedication Thursday night. “It’s just been a blessing meeting the Habitat for Humanity board,” Henson said....


Meth defendant gets 5-year sentence

January 16, 2015 • Local NewsComments (0)

A Roswell woman allegedly found last summer with 34 grams of methamphetamine has been sentenced to five years in prison following her Aug. 26 bench trial in Roswell. Melanie Kerwick, 33, was sentenced Jan. 9 by 5th Judicial District Judge Freddie Romero....


Roswell Fire Department Call Log — Jan. 15-16

January 16, 2015 • Local NewsComments (0)

The Roswell Fire Department responded to these calls for the following dates:   Jan. 15 • At 8:46 a.m., motor vehicle accident, East College Boulevard and North Atkinson Avenue. • At 9:22 a.m., medical call, One Horse Road. • At 9:35 a.m., medical...


County moves forward with $290M solar power project; Development would be largest in state history

January 15, 2015 • Local NewsComments (0)

Above: This photo of a 20-megawatt solar field just north of Las Vegas, Nev., completed by NextEra Energy Resources, shows what a proposed solar farm in Chaves County would look like. The Nevada solar farm is on 160 acres, whereas the proposed solar farm in...