Holiday Super Blitz is state’s effort to prevent DUI accidents

November 23, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

After being hit by a drunk driver in 2011, Amy Ashlyn needed help getting out of her Jeep Cherokee. (Courtesy Photo) It’s 6:30 p.m. on the 18th of December. It’s already dark. Going a steady 55 mph, the headlights come out of nowhere. There is nothing Amy Ashlyn can do. Shattering glass echoes from broken [&hellip...

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November 22, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Moose, an Australian Labradoodle and the newest CASA service dog, makes himself at home during the Winter Wonderland Christmas Auction benefiting Chaves County CASA at First American Bank, Friday evening. (Mark Wilson Photo)...


Smith officially sworn in as police chief

November 22, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Roswell’s new Police Chief Phil Smith was sworn in to his office by Magistrate Court Judge K.C. Rogers. (Jessica Palmer Photo) Local law enforcement and area dignitaries gathered at the Roswell Police Department, Friday morning, to welcome the new chief of...


Braving the cold

November 22, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Amor and her friend, Jose, walk to a nearby bus stop after making a brief visit to Eastern New Mexico Medical Center, where the pair sought warmth on a cold and damp Friday afternoon. Snow and freezing rain are in the forecast for the weekend, with...


Harkness receives prison sentence for firearm possession

November 22, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Roswell resident Harley Harkness, 41, was sentenced Thursday to 30 months in a federal prison for unlawful possession of firearms. Harkness will be on supervised release for two years after he completes his prison sentence. Harkness was arrested in March, on...


Salvation Army to Deliver Thanksgiving Dinners

November 22, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Most people are familiar with the Thanksgiving Dinner held at the American Legion, 1620 N. Montana Ave., where more than a 1,000 gather each year. Fewer people know about the free dinner held at the Sale Barn Café, 900 N. Garden Ave. Some of the elderly,...


Police Seek Witnesses of Accident

November 22, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

The Roswell Police Department is seeking witnesses to a fatal vehicular accident on the 300 block of East Fourth Street that occurred Sept. 26, according to an RPD press release. The accident occurred at approximately 7:15 a.m. between a truck belonging to a...


New exhibit by RAIR fellow opens at RMAC

November 22, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Jessica Kirkpatrick, a fellow in the Roswell Artist-in-Residence Program, opened her “The Sculptor’s Model” exhibition Friday at the Roswell Museum and Art Center. (Tess Townsend Photo) An exhibition by Roswell Artist-in-Residence Program fellow Jessica...


Prepping a plane for paint

November 21, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

A work crew cleans a hangar at Dean Baldwin Painting on Wednesday that houses a recently arrived NASA DC-8 test plane scheduled to be stripped of its paint before undergoing maintenance work at AerSale. (Mark Wilson Photo)...


Winter weather plows through region

November 21, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

A winter weather pattern that arrived last night is expected to bring sleet, snow and freezing temperatures to Roswell into the weekend. “It’s going to be pretty chilly,” said Chris Luckett, meteorologist with the National Weather Service in...