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Man pleads guilty on charges of possession of a firearm

October 22, 2011 • Local NewsComments (0)

Roswell man Francisco Mejia, 40, pleaded guilty Thursday in Las Cruces federal court to charges of “felon in possession of a firearm.” Mejia has been in federal custody since he was arrested on Aug. 9 and will remain in custody until sentencing. Mejia faces up to 10 years in prison, a $250,000 fine and a [&hellip...

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Billboard draws attention

October 22, 2011 • Local NewsComments (0)

Driving down Main Street, most people have noticed a billboard calling on all who see it to Stand With Israel in bold print. A group of concerned citizens led by Rebecca Chavez, city director of Christians United for Israel are responsible for the sign and...

NMMI honors distinguished alumni

October 21, 2011 • Local NewsComments (0)

New Mexico Military Institute Hall of Fame inductees, from left, William C. Hoh, Sir William Theodore Wright Jr. and Dr. Mary Beth Larsen participate in ceremonies Thursday at Pearson Auditorium. Not pictured is inductee Jack. R. Fox. (Mark Wilson Photo) In a...

War memorial nears completion

October 21, 2011 • Local NewsComments (0)

A new memorial monument is set to not only honor those who have paid the highest price for their country but also honor the work of a former Roswell High School student. Brandon Boal, a 2010 graduate of Roswell High School, won a competition while still at...

Students honored for character

October 21, 2011 • Local NewsComments (0)

Youth ChalleNGe cadets prepare to be seated during the Character Counts! Week Super Celebration Thursday evening at Roswell High School. (Mark Wilson Photo) Local students were called on to represent a timeless truth or maxim through art, an essay, or a poem...

Wind farm receives thumbs up

October 21, 2011 • Local NewsComments (0)

After much discussion, debate and uncertainty, the Chaves County Commission approved Resolution R-11-059 concerning the intent of Chaves County to issue Industrial Revenue Bonds on behalf of Anderson Wind Project LLC, in its regular business meeting Thursday...

Concerns voiced during Neighborhood Watch meeting

October 21, 2011 • Local NewsComments (0)

Roswell Fire Marshal Bill Wells spoke to the Lea Street Neighborhood Watch about fire safety, Tuesday, at Tinnie Mercantile Store & Deli, 412 W. Second St. He was asked to speak to the group after fire destroyed an abandoned building on Lea Street. He...

CC! ‘honors the badge’

October 20, 2011 • Local NewsComments (0)

Honoring the Badge award winners were announced Wednesday evening during the annual ceremony to honor those who serve the community. This year’s winners are, from left: Pablo Macias of the New Mexico State Police, Mark Madsen of Game and Fish, Derek...

Maniatis discusses state’s film industry

October 20, 2011 • Local NewsComments (0)

Newly appointed New Mexico Film Office Director Nick Maniatis, along with two members of his team, made a stop in Roswell Wednesday evening as part of a series of town hall meetings beginning with southeastern New Mexico. Maniatis discussed the state of the...

State honors officers

October 20, 2011 • Local NewsComments (0)

New Mexico State Police officers bow their heads in respect, Wednesday, during a dedication of the Patrolman Damon Talbott and Patrolman Ramon Robert Solis Memorial Highway. (Mark Wilson Photo) [/auth...