Thorp leads cadets in music, travel

March 16, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Lt. Col. Steven Thorp, associate professor of music and choral director at New Mexico Military Institute, discusses his 17-year-long career at NMMI on Friday. (Randal Seyler Photo) If there is a theme to the life of Lt. Col. Steven Thorp, it would be Southeastern New Mexico. “I’ve lived a Highway 70 life,” jokes Thorp, choral [&hellip...

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Faith, family helps woman overcome

March 16, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Bridget Brown speaks about her educational career and her Down syndrome challenges during Saturday’s second annual Down Syndrome Foundation Educational Workshop, held at New Mexico Military Institute’s Toles Learning Center. (Randal Seyler Photo)...


Bikers join together to protect, help abused children

March 16, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Members from the Pecos Valley Chapter of Guardians of the Children in Artesia were joined on Saturday by several members from Texas chapters for the inauguration of the newest group of bikers who work to educate the public to recognize and react to child...


Report cites ‘lack of rigor’ in WIPP safety protocols

March 15, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Specially-trained workers make unmanned tests inside a nuclear waste dump in Carlsbad on March 7. (AP Photo) A report released Friday by the U.S. Department of Energy states a “lack of rigor” in safety training, emergency response and a lack of...



March 15, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

International Law Enforcement Academy delegates from Moldova receive their diplomas during graduation ceremonies for police personnel from Albania, Moldova and Romania, Friday morning. (Mark Wilson Photo)...


Woman injured when gurney tips over

March 15, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Mary Helen Fimbris receives treatment after the gurney she was on fell over on Thursday in Roswell. She was taken back to the hospital for evaluation, according to Superior Ambulance Services, before being returned home. (Courtesy Photo) A pair of Superior...


State champions

March 14, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Members of the Hondo Valley boys basketball team celebrate following the Eagles’ win over Quemado in the NMAA Class B State Championship Game on Friday at The Pit. For full coverage, see our sports section. (Lawrence Foster Photo)...


Pilot picnic

March 13, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Military pilots in training load up on a barbecue feast provided by Xcel Energy during the Roswell Economic Development Committee appreciation picnic at AV Flight, Thursday. (Mark Wilson Photo)...


Liquor license delayed; e-cigs move ahead

March 13, 2014 • Local NewsComments (1)

The American Legion’s request for a liquor license was pulled from the City Council meeting at the last minute Thursday. The council may reconsider it at its next meeting in April. American Legion Commander Orlando Padilla said he was disappointed. The club...


Hung jury in homicide trial

March 13, 2014 • Local NewsComments (2)

After nearly three hours of deliberation, the jury could reach no verdict in the case of New Mexico v. Joel Cordoba-Lopez on two counts of homicide by vehicle in the deaths of Mandy Miranda and her son, Joe Albaraz III. The verdict was greeted by stunned...