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Final pre-trial held for Madsen

August 23, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Jessica Palmer Record Staff Writer The final pre-trial hearing was held in the State of New Mexico v. Jeannie Madsen, Monday afternoon. Magistrate Judge Martha M. Proctor presided from Carrizozo while State’s appointed special prosecutor Scot Key called in from Las Cruces. Jeannie Madsen and defense attorney S. Douglas Jones Witt phoned in from Witt’s...

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Man, 23, arrested in fatal shooting, Saturday

August 23, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Mario Montoya Jessica Palmer Record Staff Writer The man shot on the 800 block of East Albuquerque Street, around 3:30 p.m. Saturday, died at Eastern New Mexico Medical Center, before he could be flown out to a regional hospital. The victim originally named...

County relaxes courthouse visitors dress code

August 21, 2011 • Local News, NewsComments Off

Emily Russo Miller Record Staff Writer Chaves County Sheriff Rob Coon announced Friday he is relaxing the austere dress code imposed by judges at the Chaves County Courthouse after county commissioners on Thursday received another complaint regarding a...

Juried Art Show in progress at RMAC

August 21, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Tasia Ramage’s “Figurative Tea Pot, Cups & Tray” is one of the many art works on display in the 28th annual Roswell Fine Arts League Juried Art Show and Competition at the Roswell Museum and Art Center. (Mark Wilson Photo) New Mexico’s distinct...

Vega guilty on all counts

August 21, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

After a little more than two hours of deliberation, Saturday, the jury found David Vega, 48, guilty on all counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of his son Christopher Lee Vega and his son’s girlfriend Michelle Montgomery, on May 10, 2010. During the...

Dragonfly Festival Sept. 10

August 21, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

The 10th annual Dragonfly Festival at Bitter Lake National Wildlife Refuge will deliver a sweet deal to the nature lover: an opportunity to get an up close and personal experience with nature, free of cost. The Dragonfly Festival is scheduled for Sept. 10,...

Asa Gibbs keeps busy with more than beauty pageants

August 20, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Asa Gibbs, student, ukulele player. (Courtesy Photo) Asa Gibbs, who recently won the Teen Beauty title at the Cinderella Scholarship Pageant, has a resume that proves she is much more than what meets the eye. The bashful 15-year-old has lived around the...

RHS initiates Freshmen Academy

August 20, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Roswell High students do a teambuilding activity at the school during Ignition Day, Aug. 15. Clockwise, beginning with the girl at the top in the blue shirt: Gabby Fisher, Camry Forrest, Ismael Franco, Amairani Jimenez, Daisey Ceja, Julissa Rivera, Victoria...

Currier denies mistrial motion

August 20, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Defense attorney Jesse Cosby filed for mistrial, Friday, in the State’s case against David Vega. Vega is accused of the murder of Christopher Vega, 25, and his girlfriend, Michelle Montgomery, 31. Cosby told the court that the District Attorney’s office...

Marshals nab armed robbery suspect

August 20, 2011 • Local News • • Comments Off

U.S. Marshals caught a man wanted for armed robbery in west Roswell Friday afternoon, police say. The suspect, Adam Cruz, 22, is currently being held at the Chaves County Detention Center on a $100,000 surety bond. Roswell Police Department spokesman Travis...