Doggy Savior acquitted on all charges in pitbull attack

February 14, 2015 • Local NewsComments (0)

Sammye S. LaFlar and her attorney, Gary Mitchell, leave the Chaves County Courthouse Friday after a jury found LaFlar not guilty of six charges in connection with a June dog mauling. (Jeff Tucker Photo)   The operator of a Roswell-based canine rescue group charged in connection with the June dog mauling of a Roswell boy was acquitted [&hellip...

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ENMU-R instructors chosen for national honor

February 14, 2015 • Local NewsComments (0)

Klassen   Childress Two instructors at Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell have been selected to receive 2015 Teaching Excellence Awards from the National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development. Each year, instructors in each division are...


Life Purpose Karate blends punching with ‘purpose’

February 14, 2015 • Local NewsComments (0)

Fourth-degree black belt Ken Bertin, left, leads his class in kicking drills as part of the new Life Purpose Karate program, sponsored by Grace Community Church in Roswell. (Randal Seyler Photo)   Ken Bertin is a martial arts instructor with a purpose....


A Cupid connection

February 14, 2015 • Local NewsComments (0)

Roswell is blessed to possess a number of cultural gems which enrich the lives of the city’s residents. Among these is the Roswell Symphony Orchestra. For decades the RSO has entertained audiences with its concerts. Each event has required countless hours...


Teen’s Super Bowl wish comes true, meets favorite player

February 13, 2015 • Local NewsComments (0)

Cesar Perez and his family received four tickets for the 2015 Super Bowl in Glendale, Ariz., through the Make-A-Wish Foundation. (Submitted Photo)   Two weeks ago a wish came true for 16-year-old Cesar Perez, a dream of going to the Super Bowl and he...


House OKs bill to repeal controversial law in NM

February 13, 2015 • Local NewsComments (1)

State Rep. Candy Spence Ezzell of Roswell threw her support behind a bill that would repeal a law that allows illegal immigrants to receive a driver’s license in New Mexico. Spence Ezzell was one of 39 lawmakers who passed the bill Thursday by a 39-29 vote....


A very ‘bear-able’ raffle

February 13, 2015 • Local NewsComments (0)

Max Scally Photo Miss New Mexico Jessica Burson and Mayor Dennis Kintigh draw the winning tickets.   Roswell Refuge Executive Director Cindy Wilson said the refuge is pleased to receive community support for its annual Teddy Bear Raffle. Teddy bears...


Artesia man gets sentenced to prison for meth trafficking

February 13, 2015 • Local NewsComments (0)

An Artesia man has been sentenced to 63 months in federal prison after a methamphetamine trafficking conviction. Mario Flores, 28, was also sentenced Thursday in federal court in Las Cruces to four years of supervised release following his prison sentence....


Average gas price in state up by 11 cents

February 13, 2015 • Local NewsComments (0)

Drivers in New Mexico saw another increase at the fuel pumps over the last week. The average price for a gallon of regular unleaded fuel in the Land of Enchantment is now $2.09, according to the AAA New Mexico Weekend Gas Watch. That’s 11 cents more than...

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Realtors recognized

February 13, 2015 • Local NewsComments (0)

Max Scally Photo The Roswell Association of Realtors presents the 2014 Top Producer Award to the Realtors pictured above. This award is reserved for the highest producing Realtors in the market who closed on a minimum volume of sales transactions and...