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Police chief named interim secretary of Corrections

September 6, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Alfono Solis Roswell’s police chief was named as New Mexico interim secretary of Corrections after Lupe Martinez resigned Friday. Martinez, 50, held the position for eight months and was the first woman to lead the state prison system. Sen. Tim Jennings, D-Roswell, called Martinez an American success story after her confirmation to the Cabinet post...

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Stabbing was a random act

September 6, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Roswell Police Chief Alfonso Solis elaborated, Monday, on the information received late Friday about the attempted murder at Goddard High School. He said that the stabbing of a fellow student by Britanny Russell, 17, appears to have been a random act and the...

Bottomless Bubble Fest in full swing at Lea Lake

September 4, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Mike Quinn of Albuquerque prepares for another scuba dive during Bubble Fest, Saturday, at Bottomless Lakes State Park. (Mark Wilson Photo) Scuba divers are scanning the bottom of a “bottomless” lake, not so much to dispel the myth that there is no...

Local lawmakers comment on session

September 4, 2011 • Local News • • Comments Off

Although redistricting is at the forefront of the agenda for the Sept. 6 legislative special session, Gov. Susana Martinez has placed nine additional items up for consideration. Rep. Dennis Kintigh, R-Roswell, expressed his interest in seeing the suggested...

Chase Loomis takes prizes in LeadAmerica competition

September 4, 2011 • Local NewsComments (1)

Goddard High School sophomore and honor student Chase Loomis, 15. (Vanessa Kahin Photo) With several recognitions for his academic success, opportunities to travel and network and a motivation to succeed, a local teenager may someday create practical, yet...

RPD arrests Lerma on burglary charges

September 4, 2011 • Local News • • Comments Off

Roswell Police Department arrested John Eric Lerma, 19, of Hagerman, for burglary on Thursday. The arrest is the result of two search warrants executed on Aug. 26, for addresses on the 400 block of East Deming Street and the 300 block of South Richardson...

RPD serves arrest warrant on Cruz

September 4, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Roswell Police Detective Keith Rightsell served another arrest warrant on Adam Cruz for vehicle burglary and unlawful taking of a motor vehicle, Wednesday. The warrant was taken to Chaves County Detention Center where Cruz is being held on charges of armed...

Roe believes citizens should support community

September 3, 2011 • Local News • • Comments Off

Kevin Roe (Julia Bergman Photo) The first student to receive a bachelor’s degree from Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell, Kevin Roe, 60, is diligent in showing his support for a community that has given so much to him. Following the track, which he says...

Drought takes toll on Caverns

September 3, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

In this photo provided by National Park Service, bats exit the natural cave entrance in Carlsbad Caverns National Park. (Courtesy Photo/Peter Jones) Emily Russo Miller Record Staff Writer Usually some 400,000 bats reside in Carlsbad Caverns National Park each...

Holocaust survivor lectures, Monday, 9/12

September 3, 2011 • Local News • • Comments Off

Holocaust survivor and international educator Irving Roth will be speaking in Roswell next week about lessons that can be learned from his experience in the death camps in Poland. The event, sponsored by Christians United for Israel, is slated for 7 p.m.,...