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March for Babies set for April 13

February 28, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

From left, Kade Richburg and Kaleb Gluff snack on pretzels and chips while attending the March of Dimes March for Babies kickoff event with their mothers at Pioneer Bank, Thursday. (Mark Wilson Photo) Pioneer Bank hosted Thursday a March of Dimes event to launch the fundraising campaign for its annual March for Babies, which is [&hellip...

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Habitat for Humanity begins 14th home

February 28, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Habitat for Humanity’s latest partners are ready for a permanent trip to the “Beech.” Habitat broke ground for its 14th house in 18 years, Thursday, and will soon provide shelter for Marisol Vargas and her three sons at 1106 E. Beech St. Vargas has been...

The Librarian in the Hat

February 27, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Kate Keith of the Roswell Public Library reads from Dr. Suess, celebrating the upcoming birthday of the children’s author, Wednesday morning. (Mark Wilson Photo) [/auth...

Roswell Tower on hit list

February 27, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Roswell International Airport may lose its federally operated control tower if President Barack Obama and Congressional leaders fail to avoid the budget sequestration by the end of Friday. Some 30 workers, from cleaners to Federal Aviation Administration air...

Senate OKs fee, wording change

February 27, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

The state Senate voted 41-0 Tuesday to pass a bill, sponsored by Sen. Gay Kernan, R-Hobbs, that would reduce the cost for an exam to receive a high school equivalency diploma. SB 183 would replace the term “GED” with “High School Equivalency Diploma”...

Senate committee to hear fracking bill

February 27, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

The state Senate Conservation Committee is scheduled to hear a bill at 2 p.m. today that would ban horizontal hydraulic fracturing in New Mexico. SB 547, sponsored by Sen. William Soules, D-Las Cruces, would amend the Oil and Gas Act to prohibit the practice...

RAC honors Larry Hansen’s service

February 27, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

John Hansen, seated, Jason Perry and Tom Jennings attend a dedication for a bench honoring John’s father, Larry Hansen at the Roswell Adult Center, Wednesday morning. (Mark Wilson Photo) Family, friends and admirers of Larry Hansen gathered Wednesday at...

Ride ’em, cowboy!

February 26, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Doc Dison of Las Cruces and his steer Blizzard acknowledge passers-by while promoting the Gold N’ Cash Roundup location at 1107 S. Main St.#, Tuesday. (Mark Wilson Photo) [/auth...

Armed school staffers?

February 26, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

The state’s Senate Education Committee is scheduled to hear a bill at 8 a.m. today that would allow up to three school employees to carry a concealed handgun on school property. State law prohibits anyone from carrying guns on school property, except police...

RFD suspects arson in Mulberry fires

February 26, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Roswell Fire Department investigators suspect arson in a recent spate of fires that have occurred along the 1400 block of South Mulberry Avenue. Fire Marshal Bill Wells said, “It’s no coincidence that we have had four structure fires in a one-block area...