Pearce to sign new book Wednesday

December 17, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Steve Pearce Rep. Steve Pearce, R-NM, will sign his new book in Roswell Wednesday that details his life’s journey from his childhood on a farm in Hobbs to his life as a Congressman in Southeast New Mexico. Pearce’s book, “Just Fly the Plane, Stupid!” describes how he grew up the son of a sharecropper on [&hellip...

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Ornelas, Peterson apprehended

December 17, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Peterson(LEFT), Ornelas(RIGHT) Erica Peterson, 25, and John Ornelas, 25, who were featured on Roswell’s Most Wanted last week, were apprehended Sunday. Roswell police reported the two were arrested at 5 p.m. on the 100 block of North Kansas Avenue after a...


RHS dance team plays Santa to CASA kids

December 17, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

The Roswell High School dance team, led by Kim Castro, stopped by the Chaves County CASA offices Monday to make a donation of Christmas gifts. “We do this once a year, around Christmas,” said RHS senior Shania Hernandez, 17. She said she realizes how...


High school sophomore Neal earns Eagle Scout

December 17, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Grayson Neal, 16, center, listens as his father, Greg Neal, reads during his ceremony to become an Eagle Scout Monday. (Jill McLaughlin Photo) Grayson Neal, a sophomore at Goddard High School, started a new tradition for the Neal family when he took the oath...


Electric Light Parade brightens darkest season

December 15, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Freckles and Purdy prepare to escort Mr. and Mrs. Claus in the Electric Light Holiday Parade, Saturday evening. (Mark Wilson Photo) “Cars are coming! Cars are coming,” shouted Esteban Rodriguez, 7. Streets were lined with bundled families awaiting the...


City honors armed forces with Wreaths Across America event

December 15, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Veterans and military personnel participate in Wreaths Across America, honoring the fallen and those who serve, at South Park Cemetery, Saturday morning. (Mark Wilson Photo) Community members, including local veterans, honored service personnel Saturday...


Vendettas create complications in the justice system

December 15, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

The cycle of vendetta and revenge has a profound influence, not only on families, but also on the court system. Fear of victims and witnesses being caught in the crossfire affect both law enforcement and the District Attorney’s office and how they must...


Army vet Espinoza now helps others get needed benefits

December 15, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Espinoza Army veteran Eric Espinoza arrived in Roswell a year ago to begin work for the Wounded Warrior Program for the U.S. House of Representatives, and has since traveled across the region helping other veterans get the services they need. But his most...


Santa brings cheer to Center City

December 15, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Santa and his elf Jaida Chavez, 10, journeyed from the North Pole on his motorcycle to visit kids at Center City Bowling Lanes, Saturday. (Amy Vogelsang Photo) Continued sightings of Santa have been reported around Roswell — Saturday, he was seen outside...


Roswell youth try for spots in nat’l Hoop Shoot competition

December 15, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Bryce Sanchez, 8, readies his stance before shooting a basketball during his first year competing in the annual Elks Lodge Hoop Shoot, Saturday. (Amy Vogelsang Photo) The gym is silent except for the echo of a basketball as it is dribbled before the hoop. He...