Good-natured roast honors Jennings

August 23, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Tom Horan, right, gives microphone instructions to former state Sen. Tim Jennings, center, as Sen. Stuart Ingle, R-Portales, looks on during an appreciation dinner held Thursday evening in Jennings’ honor at the Roswell Convention Center. The dinner was a benefit for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southeastern New Mexico. (Mark Wilson Photo) Former state...

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Prosecutors have much to prove in murder cases

August 23, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Chaves County Sheriff Detective Dennis Kintigh summed up the feeling of law enforcement: “Some of the frustration is the way case law works. The (higher) courts have left more people vulnerable to be victimized in defense of the accused.” For example, New...

Main Street road project nears end

August 23, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

The city’s Main Street roadway project between College Boulevard and Country Club Road is all but finished. “As of today, we’ve completed all major aspects of construction,” said project manager Francisco Sanchez Thursday. Construction crews will...

Doña Ana Co. issues gay marriage licenses

August 22, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Doña Ana County’s clerk began issuing same-sex marriage licenses Wednesday in a bold move, saying it was time to end the wait. Clerk Lynn Ellins sent a surprise email about his decision to county clerks across the state before opening his doors. “I was...


State Republicans preparing for 2014 with grassroots surge

August 22, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

John Billingsley, chairman of the New Mexico Republican Party, left, speaks with Detective Dennis Kintigh of the Chaves County Sheriff’s Office during a meeting of Republicans at Elks Lodge #969, Wednesday. (Mark Wilson Photo) New Mexico’s Republican...

Xcel’s request for rate hike

August 22, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

A rate hike that could cost an average Xcel Energy customer $23 more a month starting in January is still under review by the state Public Regulation Commission in Santa Fe, officials said Wednesday. Xcel Energy officials visited with Roswell business and...


Blue Moon

August 22, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

The full moon, a blue moon, rises Tuesday evening over Roswell. Tuesday’s display was also known as the Full Sturgeon Moon, the Grain Moon, Full Red Moon and the Green Corn Moon. The full moon qualified as a Blue Moon because it’s the third full...

Kintigh: Language of laws needs tightening

August 22, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Chaves County Sheriff’s Detective and former Republican State Representative Dennis Kintigh said often the original problem with laws lies with the way they are written. “This is the responsibility of the Legislature. They need to act. The language needs...


Good times roll during Chamber’s Business After Hours

August 22, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

From left to right, J.P. Stone Community Bank employees Debbie Richardson, Melissa Regalado and Lindsey Dubiel enjoy the revelry of Business After Hours, Tuesday. (Courtesy Photo) J.P. Stone Community Bank, 1901 N. Main St., hosted the Roswell Chamber of...

KBIM celebrates 60 years

August 22, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

KBIM Radio is celebrating two important anniversaries this year. June marked 60 years since the station first hit the airwaves. “We are a heritage radio station,” said News director Tom A. Ruiz. A heritage station is the term used for an AM radio station...

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