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The tourists have landed: 2014 UFO Fest, CosmiCon begin today

July 4, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Heather Harkness, left, welcomes customers to her booth at the 2014 UFO Festival, which started Thursday in downtown Roswell. Harkness and her husband, Tim, are from Roswell and they are ready for the festival, which continues today and Saturday. (Randal Seyler Photo)   UFO enthusiasts and skeptics and everyone in the middle have arrived in Roswell...

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American flag means much to many

July 4, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

(Mary Morgan Photo)   During Independence Day, Americans remember all that makes this country great. We celebrate the freedoms that were fought for us in the past so that we still fight to protect them today. One symbol reminds us of all we have: The...

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Today’s UFO Festival Schedule

July 4, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

“Big Al” the Alien watches for customers while Heather and Tim Harkness of Roswell prepare their booth for customers on Thursday at the 2014 UFO Festival in downtown Roswell. Tim Harkness sells handmade foam “aliens” in jars, among other alien-related...

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Complaint charges Udall with IRS interference

July 4, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

A group formed to protect First Amendment political rights has filed a complaint with the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Ethics, charging New Mexico Sen. Tom Udall and other Senate Democrats with improperly interfering with the U.S. Internal Revenue Service....

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Vet cemetery opens today

July 4, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

The Gen. Douglas L. McBride Roswell Veterans Cemetery will officially open at 10 a.m. today with a memorial service and grand opening ceremony. The community is invited to join the Chaves County Veterans Cemetery Board and local veterans at the cemetery,...

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Crash near Carlsbad Caverns leaves driver in critical condition

July 4, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

A Denton, Texas, man is critically injured after he apparently ran off the road and into a canyon near the entrance of Carlsbad Caverns. (Submitted Photo)   A driver is in critical condition following a single-vehicle crash either Thursday morning or...

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Judge rules Campbell be confined until age of 21

July 3, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

There were gasps of shock from family members as District Court Judge Freddie Romero announced his decision Wednesday afternoon that 13-year-old Mason Campbell will be confined until he reaches the age of 21. The decision followed an emotional day of...

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Friedman to miss UFO Festival due to health

July 3, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Friedman   World-renowned UFO expert Stanton Friedman will not be able to appear at this year’s UFO Festival as planned due to health issues. Friedman’s absence was announced Monday on the festival website, ufofestivalroswell.com. “We have several...

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Bank temporarily blocks transactions made in Mexico

July 3, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

After reports of Pioneer Bank debit cards being used in Mexico reached the public, Pioneer Bank is “temporarily blocking transactions” made in Mexico, Pioneer Bank President Jon Hitchcock said. “We protect our customers against unauthorized activity and...

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Deadline for animal fair entries is July 7

July 3, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

The deadline to enter animals into shows for the 2014 Chaves County 4-H and FFA Fair is July 7. “The entries are … just to get a number count (of animals),” said Shannon Wooton, the extension home economist for Chaves County. The fee to enter animals...