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Bachicha gets home-town welcome

September 2, 2012 • Local NewsComments (1)

Tech Sgt. Luis Bachicha is greeted by veterans, family and friends upon his arrival to Roswell from Kansas, Saturday. Mark Wilson Photo Veterans, friends and family assembled at the truck stop just north of the city limits Saturday morning, with their motorcycles gassed up, their flags attached and their eyes fixed on the highway, anxiously [&hellip...

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Green wins Impact Confections warehouse auction

September 2, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

Duane Green stands in front of the first piece of machinery to be moved into the old Impact Confections building. Julia Bergman Photo A local buyer who began his business as a one-man shop in a corner of his brother-in-law’s warehouse is now the proud owner...

Bottomless Lakes hosts Bubble Fest

September 2, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

Erma Corn shares her underwater loot with husband Charlie Corn at Bottomless Lakes State Park, Saturday. Noah Vernau Photo Sometimes winning in poker is all about knowing how to deceive your opponents. But at Bottomless Bubble Fest, Saturday, a good play...

Hobbs to stand trial

September 2, 2012 • Local NewsComments (1)

Gregory Hobbs, 22, was bound over for trial, Friday, on charges of voluntary manslaughter in the June 15 shooting death of Ruben (Hammer) Archuleta Sr., 48. Hobbs was originally charged with one open count of murder in Archuleta’s death, during an...

City recognizes employees

September 1, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

The Bassett Auditorium at the Roswell Museum and Art Center was filled to capacity Friday morning as many gathered to honor and congratulate those who have served the city faithfully over the years. City Manager Larry Fry conducted the ceremony and Mayor Del...

Icon Cinema open now

September 1, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

Just in time for Labor Day weekend, Icon Cinema is open for business. The 10-screen theater, located at 900 W. Hobbs St., features D-Box and leather seating, surround-sound speakers, self-service on concession goods, a 2,200-square-foot arcade and a full ice...

Roswell Literacy Council promotes lifelong learning

September 1, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

This article is one in a series of stories focusing on local agencies, which receive support from the United Way of Chaves County, which is currently conducting its annual fundraising campaign. Director Andrae England said the Roswell Literacy Council...

Lupe Perez: Always a fighter, now a teacher

September 1, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

Lupe Perez inside his gym, nicknamed “The Dungeon.” Chaunte’l Powell Photo For Lupe Perez, fighting has always been a part of his life. Born to migrant workers, Perez said his family moved around a great deal and every now and again, he was challenged,...

NMMI Class of 2012 bests state, nat’l averages on ACT

September 1, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

New Mexico Military Institute’s Class of 2012 completed a number of firsts during its time at the school. As a class, they received the highest composite grade point average over 3.0. Many were accepted to schools previously unattended by NMMI students such...

Fatal shooting

September 1, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

Richard Herrera, 33, was shot and killed, Friday, around 11 a.m. The Roswell police responded to a shots-fired call and when officers arrived on the scene, they found Herrera dead in the alley behind 1511 N. Union Ave. RPD spokeswoman Sabrina Morales said...