Ponce says farewell to RISD school board

February 14, 2015 • Local NewsComments (0)

Ponce   Tuesday night was Pauline Ponce’s last night as Roswell Independent School District’s school board president. Ponce has been school board president since 2011 and was recently defeated by Ruben Sanchez for Position 4 on the board. “I and the Roswell Independent School District would like to offer a heartfelt thank you to Pauline [&hellip...

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Valentine’s Day dreams come true

February 14, 2015 • Local NewsComments (0)

Who would think you could celebrate Valentine’s Day at a car dealership? On Saturday, the showroom at Roswell Hyundai was full of anxious customers and their valentines hoping to win this month’s prizes, which included a $75 gift certificate from the...


Roswell leaders meet governor in ‘big room’

February 14, 2015 • Local NewsComments (0)

The Roswell Leadership Class of 2015 had the privilege earlier this month of meeting with Gov. Susana Martinez, front row, second from right, in the governor’s cabinet room at the Roundhouse. Very few members of the general public have been inside the...


Learn about lobbying during Republican Women luncheon

February 14, 2015 • Local NewsComments (0)

The public is invited to attend the Valentine Luncheon of the Chaves County Republican Women, which will be held at noon Wednesday at the Roswell Elks Lodge, 1720 N. Montana Ave. The topic will be “Lobbying in Santa Fe” with former lobbyists Sharon...


Showing love to new mothers

February 14, 2015 • Local NewsComments (0)

East Grand Plains Elementary teachers Nichole Chambers (center) and Brittany Griffin (left)  handed out handmade valentines to new mothers at Eastern New Mexico Medical Center Friday with the EGP Student Council and Brook Linthicum (right) the head of...


Doggy Savior acquitted on all charges in pitbull attack

February 14, 2015 • Local NewsComments (0)

Sammye S. LaFlar and her attorney, Gary Mitchell, leave the Chaves County Courthouse Friday after a jury found LaFlar not guilty of six charges in connection with a June dog mauling. (Jeff Tucker Photo)   The operator of a Roswell-based canine rescue...


ENMU-R instructors chosen for national honor

February 14, 2015 • Local NewsComments (0)

Klassen   Childress Two instructors at Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell have been selected to receive 2015 Teaching Excellence Awards from the National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development. Each year, instructors in each division are...


Life Purpose Karate blends punching with ‘purpose’

February 14, 2015 • Local NewsComments (0)

Fourth-degree black belt Ken Bertin, left, leads his class in kicking drills as part of the new Life Purpose Karate program, sponsored by Grace Community Church in Roswell. (Randal Seyler Photo)   Ken Bertin is a martial arts instructor with a purpose....


A Cupid connection

February 14, 2015 • Local NewsComments (0)

Roswell is blessed to possess a number of cultural gems which enrich the lives of the city’s residents. Among these is the Roswell Symphony Orchestra. For decades the RSO has entertained audiences with its concerts. Each event has required countless hours...


Teen’s Super Bowl wish comes true, meets favorite player

February 13, 2015 • Local NewsComments (0)

Cesar Perez and his family received four tickets for the 2015 Super Bowl in Glendale, Ariz., through the Make-A-Wish Foundation. (Submitted Photo)   Two weeks ago a wish came true for 16-year-old Cesar Perez, a dream of going to the Super Bowl and he...