Pirtle offers bill to end time changes

January 29, 2015 • Local NewsComments (0)

Pirtle   State Sen. Cliff Pirtle will host a news conference today about a bill he’s introducing that would keep New Mexico on the same time year-round. Pirtle, R-Roswell, says the bill would end the confusion of setting clocks back an hour in the fall and forward an hour in the spring. Pirtle’s bill would [&hellip...

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Man accused of choking landlady charged with attempted murder

January 29, 2015 • Local NewsComments (0)

Sims   A Roswell man accused of attempting to strangle his landlady on Jan. 17 is facing attempted murder charges, according to Chaves County Detention Center booking records. Kirk Sims, 49, reportedly tried to choke a 66-year-old woman at 66 One Horse...


BeWellNM to hold health insurance exchange event in Roswell

January 29, 2015 • Local NewsComments (0)

BeWellNM, the official state marketplace for New Mexicans to shop, buy, and compare health plans, will be hosting a public informational event in Roswell. The event will provide an opportunity for residents to learn more about the changes in federal law...


Roswell Fire Department Call Log Jan. 26-28

January 29, 2015 • Local NewsComments (0)

The Roswell Fire Department responded to these calls for the following dates:   Jan. 26 • At 8:27 a.m., public assist, 2100 block of North Washington Avenue. • At 8:45 a.m., medical call, 700 block of South Kansas Avenue. • At 9:01 a.m., medical...


State police conducting DUI checkpoints

January 29, 2015 • Local NewsComments (0)

The New Mexico State Police will be conducting sobriety checkpoints, saturation patrols, and registration, insurance and driver’s license checkpoints in all New Mexico counties during February. The efforts of the NMSP continue to show a significant...


School board president under challenge

January 28, 2015 • Local NewsComments (1)

Ponce   Sanchez Two candidates are running for Position 4 on the Roswell Independent School District board. The winner of the race will earn a four-year term, starting March 1, on the five-member RISD board. Current Board President Pauline Ponce, who has...


NMMI cadets receive Matchin Award

January 28, 2015 • Local NewsComments (0)

Thirteen NMMI cadets from across the country received Matchin Awards on Saturday at Pearson Auditorium. (Timothy P. Howsare Photo)   Thomas Snyder, a first-semester cadet at New Mexico Military Institute, was one of 13 cadets to receive the Matchin Award...


Mental health care town hall planned

January 28, 2015 • Local NewsComments (0)

Community leaders are going to meet on Feb. 3 to discuss how to respond to the closing of Turquoise Health and Wellness at the end of April. There will be a town hall meeting at 5:30 p.m. at the Roswell Convention Center, and everyone concerned about...


Gov. Martinez appoints local attorney Ryan to New Mexico Game Commission

January 28, 2015 • Local NewsComments (0)

Ryan   A Roswell attorney very active in the oil and natural gas industry has been appointed by Gov. Susana Martinez to the State Game Commission, the governing body of the New Mexico Game and Fish Department. Elizabeth “Beth” Atkinson Ryan, 33, was...


Committee discusses naming streets after Cesar Chavez, MLK

January 28, 2015 • Local NewsComments (0)

There may be a Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and a Cesar Chavez Avenue in Roswell’s future. City Councilor Elena Velasquez presented the suggestion to the Streets and Alleys Committee on Tuesday. “I have had this idea to name streets after Cesar Chavez...