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Fifty years before Felix, Wayne Dotts claims unique skydive achievement

October 20, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

Wayne Dotts holds a Carlsbad Daily Argus newspaper clipping Thursday that details his early morning New Year’s Day skydive in 1963. Noah Vernau Photo An ambitious skydiver made history above New Mexico. Sounds familiar, right? But no, not that skydiver. Almost 50 years before Felix Baumgartner became the first person to break the sound barrier [&hellip...

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Character Counts! Week kicks off

October 20, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

The New Mexico Youth ChalleNGe Academy color guard stand at attention in the rotunda of the Skeen Building, readying to kick off a press conference proclaiming the third week of October as National Character Counts! Week, Friday. Mark Wilson Photo It was...

Playful day at the pumpkin patch

October 20, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

Kindergartners from Washington Avenue Elementary visit Graves Farm and Garden and haul off their prizes from the pumpkin patch during a field trip, Friday morning. The fifth annual Farm Festival & Corn Maze begins today at 9 a.m. and the Scary Corn Maze...

Animal abuse protests enter fifth week

October 19, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

Paws has lent his support to the issue of animal abuse. The one-year-old Chihuahua suffered from third and fourth degree burns after a 12-year-old boy set his head alight. Paws poses here with his new human companion and foster father, Steve Schultz. Jessica...

Early voting underway

October 19, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

New Mexico has ample time to make their vote count as early voting takes place this month. Early voting began Oct. 9 and will end Nov. 3, the Saturday before the election. Deadline to request absentee ballots is Nov. 2; they must be returned by 7 p.m. on Nov...

NMMI cadets march in memory of alumni

October 19, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

New Mexico Military Institute cadets march into Hagerman Barracks for Silver Taps ceremonies held Thursday evening. The Silver Taps ceremony is held to remember all the alumni who have died in the past year. Mark Wilson Photo [/auth...

County approves CCDC upgrades

October 19, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

Thursday, the County Commission voted on what chairman Smiley Wooton described as one of the biggest projects that’s been discussed during his tenure. The commission approved RFB-12-7 to fund utility upgrades and modifications to be made at the Chaves...

The Tooth Fairy says, ‘Brush your teeth!’

October 18, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

The Tooth Fairy, played by ENMU-R dental assisting student Chandra Hawkins, and her assistant, 2-year-old Chloe Caley, perform in a play teaching young pre-schoolers proper dental hygiene at Parkview Early Literacy Center, Wednesday afternoon. Mark Wilson...

Climb time at NMMI

October 18, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

Bo Gephart, eighth-grader from Holloman Middle School at Holloman AFB near Alamogordo, navigates the High Ropes Course at NMMI during a Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement (MESA) program involving some 75 students enrolled in middle schools from...

Stolen Ruidoso PD car found in Roswell

October 18, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

Police responded to the 2400 block of South Sunset Avenue, Tueday, after Dispatch received a call from OnStar Navigation that a vehicle reported as stolen was tracked to Roswell and was now stationary on Sunset Avenue. Officers found the 2012 Chevy Equinox....