A place to grow: Habitat for Humanity helps realize dream of homeownership

November 15, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Marisol Vargas and her sons Jaylon, 7, Jordan, 9, and Javien, 2, pose for photographs in their new home provided by Habitat for Humanity during a house warming and dedication celebration, Thursday evening. (Mark Wilson Photo) Marisol Vargas never thought she would one day have their own home, but with the help of Habitat for [&hellip...

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Fighting fire

November 13, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Roswell firefighters perform liquid propane drills Tuesday evening at the Louis Jones Training Facility. (Mark Wilson Photo)...


Operation Christmas Child embraces spirit of giving

November 13, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Kindergarteners at All Saints Catholic School, Cecilia Vandenburg and Elijah Tarin, show their shoeboxes Wednesday. The boxes are filled with gifts for children in other countries as part of the Operation Christmas Child project. (Amy Vogelsang Photo) As the...


Sabin inducted into Roehl Circle of Honor

November 13, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Robert E. Sabin of Atwood, Malone, Turner and Sabin was inducted into Roehl Circle of Honor for Trial Lawyers. (Courtesy Photo) Roswell attorney Robert E. Sabin, was inducted into University of New Mexico Law School Roehl Circle of Honor, which pays tribute...


United Way affiliates provide vital services

November 13, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

This article is one in a series of stories focusing on local agencies that receive support from the United Way of Chaves County, which is currently conducting its annual fundraising campaign. The 2013 United Way campaign benefits five affiliate agencies...


City Council to hear updates on revenue

November 13, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

City councilors will be updated on several activities today at their regular meeting, including increases in Lodger’s Tax revenue and city gross receipt taxes. Several city departments are expected to deliver reports. According to a Lodger’s Tax report,...


IPANM sues Mora County for oil, gas ban

November 13, 2013 • Local NewsComments (1)

Local oil and gas representatives and officials say a lawsuit filed against Mora County for its allegedly “unconstitutional” ban on oil and gas production is worth the fight. “My biggest concern is the unconstitutional nature of the ordinance itself,”...


Smith discusses safety plans

November 13, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Roswell Chief of Police Phil Smith answers a question from a resident Tuesday night at a community meeting organized by city councilors to discuss neighborhood safety. (Jill McLaughlin Photo) Several residents gathered Tuesday night at Roswell High School to...


It’s fall, after all

November 13, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Cooler temperatures and early morning rains stripped many trees of their seasonal foliage as leaves cover the ground at 13th Street and N. Kentucky Avenue, Tuesday morning. (Mark Wilson Photo)...


RISD maintenance staff recognized by state Legislature

November 13, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

The Roswell Independent School District Board of Education announced at its meeting Tuesday that the New Mexico Legislature had recognized district maintenance staff with an achievement award. The board also approved new social studies textbooks for middle...