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Costumed creatures cavort at contests

July 1, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

Extraterrestrials wait to take the stage during the Alien Costume Contest at the 2012 Roswell UFO Festival, Saturday. Mark Wilson Photos From laser-eyed guinea pigs to statuesque sun goddesses, the alien costume contests offered UFO Festival spectators extraordinary exhibitions in creativity known only to Roswell. The pet contest featured 14 entrants vying...

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Larry Connolly: Entrepeneur, news junkie, Starbucks aficionado

June 30, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

Larry Connolly at his usual post at Starbucks. Julia Bergman Photo Between the hours of 8:30 and 10:30 a.m., Larry Connolly can be found sitting at his habitual Starbucks table, honorably procured for him, where he has a plain view of those walking through...

Butterfinger BARmageddon invades Roswell

June 30, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

Jason Zone Fisher, left, and Adam Ward and their Butterfinger BARmageddon News Network vehicle make a stopover in Roswell, Friday, while en route from New York to San Diego. Mark Wilson Photo The Butterfinger BARmageddon News Network has invaded Roswell,...

‘The truth is out there’

June 30, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

Big Al and Little Al welcome visitors to the 2012 Roswell UFO Festival, Friday. Mark Wilson Photo The 2012 Galaxy Fest kicked off Friday at the International UFO Museum, welcoming fans from all over the world to celebrate the 65th anniversary of the Roswell...

Tripped breaker causes outage

June 29, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

At around 2:42 p.m., Thursday, some 1,600 Roswell residents may have experienced a dip in their electrical voltage or a brief power outage after an Xcel Energy circuit breaker tripped. The breaker tripped at Xcel’s Chaves County interchange on East Pine...

Lectures, lasers highlight Day 1

June 29, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

Visitors to the International UFO Museum & Research Center enjoy the exhibits and a break from the 100°+ weather outside, Thursday. Mark Wilson Photo Day 1 of the UFO Festival beamed bright lights and revealing conversations into the Roswell Museum...

Journey of Hope makes return visit

June 29, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

The Push America Journey of Hope bicycle team arrives at Tobosa Developmental Services, Thursday, one of their many stops during a cross-country journey from Long Beach, Calif., to Washington, D.C. Mark Wilson Photo Thirty cyclists on a coast-to-coast...

That’s one way to cool off

June 28, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

Roswell firefighter Manny Aragon shows children how to operate a fire hose during a visit to the library, Wednesday. Mark Wilson Photo [/auth...

Ready for take-off? UFO fests to begin

June 28, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

Aliens stand watch inside the International UFO Museum & Research Center, Wednesday, as visitors begin to arrive in Roswell for the upcoming UFO Festival. Mark Wilson Photo Ready for take-off? The UFO Festival Roswell 2012 and 2012 Galaxy Fest events...

RPD updates systems

June 28, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

The Roswell Police Department switched to its new computer system, Monday. The updated system has been in the works since April 2011 when the RPD received funding from a Justice Assistance Grant. “The computer system was launched yesterday when we gathered...