Fire and ice

January 27, 2015 • Local NewsComments (0)

Jeremy Salinas built this impressive snow dragon in his yard during last week’s heavy snowfall. The dragon was built at 1907 South Heights. It took Salinas about three hours to build the 12-foot long dragon. He used lots of food coloring to dye the dragon green. Salinas is from Amarillo, Texas, where he built a [&hellip...

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Trujillo to face Gutierrez for ENMU-R District I seat

January 24, 2015 • Local NewsComments (0)

Trujillo   Editor’s note: Due to an apparent incorrect email address, Mireya P. Trujillo never received the candidate questionnaire via email as did the other four candidates. She said after seeing the article in Saturday’s paper in which responses...


RHS teacher Peek endures the hard road to recovery

January 24, 2015 • Local NewsComments (0)

RHS instructor David Peek, right, gets a checkup at his home from physical therapist Mark Laurel, DT, DPT, Saturday. Peek faces at least 12 weeks of therapy before he can return to work in the school’s auto shop classes.(Bill Moffitt Photos )   By...


A call to serve others: Local Catholic deacon receives 2014 Sin Fronteras Award for his work on immigrant rights

January 24, 2015 • Local NewsComments (0)

Herrera   Roswell resident Jesus Herrera came to the United States as an immigrant from Durango, Mexico, in 1968. He soon met the love of his life, Emma, in Farmington and the two were soon married. His wife, an American citizen, filed a request for a...


Police identify men wounded in officer-involved shooting

January 24, 2015 • Local NewsComments (0)

The Hobbs Police Department has identified the two men who were shot Jan. 17 when one of its officers discharged his weapon while attempting to break up a struggle in the parking lot of bar in Hobbs. The two men are Kyle Laghrin, 21, and Nathan Trujillo, 25,...


Fire Department Call Log — Jan. 22-23

January 24, 2015 • Local NewsComments (0)

The Roswell Fire Department responded to these calls for the following dates:   Jan. 22 • At 3:05, a.m. medical call, 700 block of East Fifth Street. • At 4:44 a.m., medical call, Del Norte Drive. • At 5:06 a.m., medical call, 400 block of East...


USDA service office opens

January 23, 2015 • Local NewsComments (0)

U.S. Rep. Steve Pearce, center, presents a certificate to U.S. Department of Agriculture State Director Terry Brunner, left, and USDA Area Specialist Ray Melton, right, during the opening of their new service office at Suite 3 in the Washington Federal...


Two ENMU-R board candidates being challenged

January 23, 2015 • Local NewsComments (0)

Buldra   Fresquez Gutierrez Tschabrun Five candidates are running for three positions on the Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell College Community Board. The winners will earn four-year terms on the five-member ENMU-R board. All board members serve...


Roswell Realtors make like ‘The Great Gatsby’ at annual banquet

January 23, 2015 • Local NewsComments (0)

From left, Starla Nunez, board secretary, Century 21; Marshal Hese, Exit Realty of Roswell; Baro Shalizi, Realtors Association of New Mexico president; Marcia Tidwell, RANM Southeast; Wes Graham, RANM, Corby Cummins, RANM executive. (Max Scally Photos)  ...


Mental health provider to stop services in county; Law enforcement prepares for ‘devastating failure’

January 22, 2015 • Local NewsComments (2)

Turquoise Health and Wellness, 110 E. Mescalero Road, will close its doors in March. (Timothy P. Howsare Photo)   When Turquoise Health and Wellness shuts its doors in March, Chaves County law enforcement officers are going to face some difficult...