Mayor talks weeds, city managers and animal control

August 31, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Mayor Dennis Kintigh, center, gestures as he speaks Thursday with members of the Roswell Daily Record’s editorial staff. The mayor discussed several topics, such as animal control, city employees and overgrown weeds. Also pictured are Vision Editor Rey Berrones, left, and RDR Editor Timothy P. Howsare, right. (Randal Seyler Photo)   Editor’s note:...

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Can’t beat the price or the fellowship

August 31, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

About 80 people enjoyed a free breakfast Saturday morning at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church. “Andy’s Place” Community Breakfast is held from 7:30 to 10 a.m. the fourth Saturday of every month. From left, working in the kitchen are parishioners Jackquie...


City still wants input on Yucca

August 31, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

By Bill Moffitt Record Correspondent   The last meeting of the month for input of ideas on the fate of the Yucca Recreation Center drew only a handful of citizens, much to the dismay of meeting organizers Saturday morning. City Councilor for Ward 5...


Organist says instrument is ‘unique, beautiful’; Cleis Jordan’s musical career spans 59 years

August 31, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

The organ at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Roswell is a Baroque-style tracker organ built by the Bedient Pipe Organ Company in Nebraska. A tracker organ has mechanical linkage between the keys and pipe valves, so for the musician the key pressure changes...


Wild West lives on at shooting competition

August 31, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Jasper Parsintz, 12, aka Hot Shoot Jazz, wastes a few little green men during the SASS New Mexico State Championship, held this weekend at the Chisum Cowboys Gun Club shooting range just north of Roswell. Parsintz is from Bovina, Texas, and competes as a...


Commissioners tour jail amid $15.1M makeover

August 30, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

The Chaves County commissioners tour the Chaves County Detention Center Friday morning. The $15 million renovation project will increase the jail’s maximum capacity from 267 inmates to 400. The project is expected to be completed by August 2015. (Jeff...


Ice water generates more cold, hard cash for ALS

August 30, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Comfort Keepers of Roswell challenged The Roswell Chamber of Commerce to do the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge on Thursday. The Chamber challenged the Roswell Police Department to do the challenge alongside them and the Roswell Fire Department was more than happy...


Heading for the hills

August 30, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Randy (in hat) and Brenda Jaquess (back to camera) enjoy lunch at McDonald’s, 1804 S. Main St., Friday, before heading to Ruidoso with their great-grandchildren. Shown are, from left, Colvin, 4, Kayson, 8, and Hailee, 6, all of Roswell. AAA predicts...


Smyth retires after 19 years

August 30, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Smyth   Georgene Smyth has retired after 19 years as a newspaper carrier at the Roswell Daily Record. Smyth is a friendly and caring person with many wonderful stories to tell. “I was the circulation manager for 10 years. Then I took over a route when...


Loco Hills man dies in two-vehicle crash

August 30, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

A 55-year-old Loco Hills man was killed Thursday in a two-vehicle crash in Lea County. State police said Randy Ballard, 55, died at the scene of the two-vehicle crash that occurred at the intersection of New Mexico 529 and County Road 126. No other injuries...