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Police arrest, charge Candelaria

October 8, 2011 • Local News • • Comments Off

Steven Candelaria, 27, was charged with aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, Wednesday, after running over a man with his truck. The act was deliberate and resulted from an argument. The victim, Preston Washington, went to confront the subject about Candelaria’s former girlfriend, at Union Avenue and Jaffa Street. Members of the Criminal Investigation...

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State’s Van of Enchantment brings Route 66 exhibit to Roswell

October 7, 2011 • Local News • • Comments Off

The Van of Enchantment rolled into Roswell for a day Thursday, giving visitors a chance to visit the only traveling museum in the state. (Mark Wilson Photo) A mobile museum of the New Mexico state museum system, which was ranked sixth on the list of “True...

Roswell man dead after high-speed chase

October 7, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

A high-speed chase ended in the death of a Roswell man, Robert Vigil, 28. The chase began around 6:45 p.m., Wednesday, on North Atkinson Avenue near the intersection of Country Club Road, when the Roswell Police Department received a call about a man driving...

SMART/PSN meets

October 7, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

The Roswell-Chaves County SMART/PSN held a strategic planning meeting, at the Chaves County Sheriff’s Office, on Wednesday afternoon. SMART is an acronym for State, Metropolitan Area, Rural and Tribal, while PSN stands for Project Safe Neighborhoods. The...

Moore tapped for US Attorney’s Office

October 7, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

District Attorney for the 5th District Janetta Hicks and U.S. Attorney Kenneth Gonzales announced, Wednesday, that Assistant District Attorney Donald F. Moore Jr., has been appointed to serve as a special assistant to the U.S. Attorney’s Office. Hicks said...

Kaly Cone’s Pumpkin Grand Champion Breeding Heifer

October 7, 2011 • Local News • • Comments Off

Kaly Cone, 13, of Dora, with her “triple crown” breeding heifer, Pumpkin, at the Eastern New Mexico State Fair, Thursday. (Vanessa Kahin Photo) With a string of awards behind her, winning Grand Champion Breeding Heifer at the Eastern New Mexico State...

Kelsi-Ann Woodburn’s Rambo top Market Steer

October 7, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Kelsi-Ann Woodburn, 16, of Artesia, with her Grand Champion Market Steer, Rambo, on Thursday. (Vanessa Kahin Photo) Rambo annihilated the competition — without weapons, headbands or catchphrases — during the Eastern New Mexico State Fair’s market steer...

Adam Brown’s heifer named Grand Champ

October 7, 2011 • Local News • • Comments Off

Adam Brown, and his Grand Champion dairy heifer at the ENMSF, Wednesday. (Julia Bergman Photo) From 60 heifers, to 14, to 1. An unnamed heifer shown by Goddard High student Adam Brown, 15, became the Grand Champion of the 2011 Eastern New Mexico State Fair...

Chelsi and Brenneman take top market lamb honors

October 6, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

The hard work, hopes and dreams of a sheepherding family all rested on one teen, one sheep and one last fair. In the end, Chelsi Van Dyke achieved victory during the last chance she had to win. Van Dyke is 18, and this was her last chance to compete in the...

Shane Kincaid’s leghorn pullets win a trio of trophies

October 6, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Roswell was done proud during the Eastern New Mexico State Fair Birds Show on Wednesday, but in the end, it was a contender from Carlsbad who walked away with a trophy collection. Shane Kincaid, 11, was all smiles when he left the fairgrounds coop where all...