Optimist clubs to honor internat’l essay contest winners

March 13, 2015 • Local NewsComments (0)

Stover   The Noon and Sunrise Optimist clubs of Roswell have announced the winners in their annual international essay contest. Kylie Stover of Roswell High School earned first-place honors, Clair Willden of Goddard was second and Briana Hodge of Roswell third. Students from New Mexico Military Institute also submitted essays in this year’s contest,...

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Garden clubs gather

March 13, 2015 • Local NewsComments (0)

The New Mexico Garden Club District V held its spring meeting Thursday at the Roswell Elks Lodge. District V consists of Home Garden Club and Morning Garden Club from Roswell, Artesia Garden Club from Artesia, Lincoln Garden Club from Ruidoso and...


Tax preparer charged with fraud, racketeering

March 12, 2015 • Local NewsComments (0)

Franco   SANTA FE — A Roswell tax preparer has been charged with dozens of counts of tax fraud and racketeering for allegedly fraudulently preparing tax returns for 28 individuals from 2011 to 2014. Sylvia Franco, 45, of Roswell, owned and operated...


Right-to-work, minimum wage bill blocked, dies

March 12, 2015 • Local NewsComments (1)

A top priority bill of New Mexico Republicans that would have given workers the right to choose whether to join a union or not, while also raising the state’s minimum wage by 50 cents, has been blocked by Senate Democrats and appears dead for the 2015 state...


SGMS students win C-SPAN competition

March 12, 2015 • Local NewsComments (0)

Above: Eighth-grade students get a look inside the C-SPAN bus Wednesday while Sara Zou, C-SPAN marketing representative, works the camera. Below: Three Sidney Gutierrez Middle School eighth graders were winners in the national C-SPAN StudentCam competition...


Police seeking man who had gun during Verizon store robbery

March 12, 2015 • Local NewsComments (0)

The Verizon store in downtown Roswell was robbed around noon Wednesday by a man who brandished a firearm but did not point it at any of the store employees. A yet-to-be-determined amount of cash was stolen. (Timothy P. Howsare Photo)   Police are looking...


All about Altrusans

March 12, 2015 • Local NewsComments (0)

NMMI Cadet Taylor Yarges, center, was chosen as the Altrusa Student of the Month. She is pictured with Angali Suri, left, Student of the Month vice chair, and Linda Madrid, Student of the Month chair. (Max Scally Photo)   Above: The Altrusa Club of...


Republican Women to host St. Pat’s Day luncheon

March 12, 2015 • Local NewsComments (0)

The Chaves County Republican Women invite the public to their St. Patrick’s Day Luncheon at noon on Wednesday, March 18, at the Roswell Elks Lodge, 1720 N. Montana Ave. No leprechauns are scheduled as guest speakers, but club members and guests will hear...


Roswell Fire Department Call Log March 10-11

March 12, 2015 • Local NewsComments (0)

The Roswell Fire Department responded to these calls for the following dates:   March 10 • At 8:40 a.m., medical call, 200 block of South Garden Avenue. • At 9:04 a.m., medical call, 100 block of Ballard Street. • At 9:22 a.m., medical call, 500...


Gov.’s office disputes $4.5 billion of unspent funds

March 11, 2015 • Local NewsComments (0)

This pie chart from the Government Accountability Office of the Office of the State Auditor shows unspent infrastructure funds found in a report examining 737 different accounts throughout various state agencies.  (Courtesy Graphic)   The governor’s...