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GOP opens Volunteer Center

July 8, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

Daniel Sheppard, Republican Party Victory Campaign field director, teaches volunteers how to man the telephones during the Victory 2012 Kickoff Campaign, Saturday. Mark Wilson Photo The Republican Victory 2012 Kickoff was held Saturday at the Volunteer Center, 1400 W. Second St., in an effort to garner support for the party in the home stretch of [&hellip...

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‘You’re the emblem of the land I love’

July 8, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

Old Glory is reflected in the windows of Pioneer Bank on North Main Street, Saturday, as thunderheads try to form to the south. Mark Wilson Photo [/auth...

Pirtle takes primary

July 8, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

Twenty-six-year-old Roswell farmer Cliff Pirtle is the projected GOP nominee for state Senate District 32, for which there was a recount Thursday. The district, which Senate President Pro-Tem Tim Jennings, D-Roswell, has represented since 1979, includes...

First gig got 14-year-old Anthony Castle out of short pants

July 7, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

“I’m told I’m the oldest living trumpet player in the state of New Mexico,” Anthony Castle shrugs. “I don’t know if it’s true.” Castle was born in 1924 in Fredonia, N.Y., home of the State University of New York, renowned for its School of...

RPD busts Coon

July 7, 2012 • Local NewsComments (1)

Stephanie Coon A Roswell police officer was arrested early Friday morning after police said she drove her personal automobile into a parked vehicle and then refused to comply with either a breathalyzer or blood test for alcohol. Officer Stephanie Coon, who...

Some gang members tend to maintain low profiles

July 7, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

Part 2 of 3 Gangs can be associated with locations. The Roswell basic gangs include Eastside, Westside, Northside, Southside and CTR (Crazy Town Roswell). “You can only join CRT after going to prison,” said the Chaves County Gang Task Force agent. The...

Empty house burns

July 7, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

A vacant house burns out of control at 2403 E. Alameda Ave., near Meadow Brook Road, around 10:30 a.m., Friday. The house, which rests adjacent to a pecan orchard and had been empty for at least 10 years, was allowed to burn under the watchful eyes of...

Only 3 ways to get out of gangs: Death, prison, injury

July 6, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

Part 1 of 3 Gangs are fact of life. The numbers appear intimidating until one views the national average. “We have 250 gangs with 78,000 members statewide. This is compared to 33,000 gangs and 1.4 million members nationwide,” said Tamara Marcantel with...

Splash dunk

July 6, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

Kids from the Family Resource & Referral’s After School Program beat the heat with a basketball game in the swimming pool at Cahoon Park, Thursday afternoon. Mark Wilson Photo [/auth...

What a glorious Fourth!

July 5, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

Fourth of July fireworks erupt in the sky during the Roswell Sertoma Mike Satterfield Memorial Fireworks Extravaganza at Cielo Grande Recreation Area, Wednesday night. Mark Wilson Photo All across Roswell families and friends gathered to celebrate the birth...