Commission nominates Riggs for judge; Currier honored by friends, family and co-workers

August 7, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Kea Riggs, left, nominee for the 5th Judicial District Court judgeship, visits with retiring judge Charles Currier on Thursday following a retirement ceremony and reception for Currier. Riggs received the nomination to fill Currier’s position in a commission meeting on Tuesday, and now it is up to Gov. Susana Martinez to appoint Riggs to the [&hellip...

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Appellate Judge Hanisee up for election

August 7, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Judge J. Miles Hanisee of the New Mexico Court of Appeals visited the Roswell Daily Record Thursday. Hanisee is up for election in November against Democrat challenger Kerry Kiernan. (Timothy P. Howsare Photo)   New Mexico Court of Appeals Judge J. Miles...


Proud to help students

August 7, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

First American Bank and Desert Sun Motors donated about 100 backpacks filled with school supplies to students in the Roswell Independent School District. From left, J. Kevin Ballard, First American; Kevin Caley, Desert Sun; Emolene Aguilar, First American;...


Closures to continue on North Union Avenue

August 7, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Full-width road closures in two-block increments will continue through September on North Union Avenue. A new school zone is being constructed on North Union and Montana avenues between 19th Street and Country Club Road. The new school zone is due to the...


High-tech startup announces Roswell Discovery Day event

August 7, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

High Desert Discovery District (HD3) — New Mexico’s first privately-led high technology start-up accelerator — announced it will partner with the Association of Commerce and Industry (ACI), Roswell Chaves County Economic Development Corp. and Delicious...


Vets still skeptical after VA field hearing

August 7, 2014 • Local NewsComments (1)

U.S. Rep. Steve Pearce, left, speaks at a congressional hearing in Roswell Wednesday regarding the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Pictured on the right is U.S. Rep. Jeff Miller, R-Fla., chairman of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs. (Jeff...


Officials discuss infrastructure list

August 7, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

City councilors, officials and state legislators met Tuesday to discuss the city’s Infrastructure Capital Improvement Plan. Councilors are working on prioritizing capital projects to submit the state for possible funding. (Randal Seyler Photo)   City...


Oliver, Mastin speak at CCDP meet and greet

August 7, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

(Timothy P. Howsare Photo) Democratic candidates Maggie Toulouse Oliver, right, for secretary of state, and Dick Mastin, for state representative District 59, were the guest speakers Tuesday at a meet and greet held by the Chaves County Democratic Party....

Joseph Ernest Cillis

August 7, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

On August 4, 2014, Joseph Ernest Cillis went to sleep one last time surrounded by his family, finally getting rest from the ravages of old age. Joe was born over 90 years ago on November 11, 1923 in Chicago, Illinois to Dominic and Mary Cillis, who both...


FLETC immigrants remain under quarantine

August 6, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

U.S. Rep. Steve Pearce, left to right, Artesia Mayor Phillip Burch, state Sen. Cliff Pirtle and state Rep. Candy Spence Ezzell meet Tuesday with reporters at the Greater Artesia Chamber of Commerce after a group of lawmakers toured the Federal Law Enforcement...