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‘Only one more step to go’

July 26, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

Felix Baumgartner lands in the desert near Roswell, during the second manned test flight for Red Bull Stratos. Courtesy Photo The next step for Red Bull Stratos will be from 23 miles above the surface of the Earth. On Wednesday morning, Austrian daredevil Felix Baumgartner jumped successfully from an altitude of 96,640 feet in the [&hellip...

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Homeland Security holds exercise

July 26, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

The National Guard, in conjunction with the Roswell Police and Fire departments, perform its annual haz-mat training exercices at the old Edgewood Elementary School on North Garden Avenue, Wednesday. Mark Wilson Photo People may have noticed an increase in...

GOP holds ‘We Did Build This’ rally

July 26, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

Heather Wilson makes an appearence at the Rebublican headquarters in Roswell to rally the troops, Wednesday, which included manning the phone. Mark Wilson Photo “We did build this.” That was the message propelled countrywide, Wednesday, by Victory 2012,...

Backhoe breaks gas line

July 25, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

Firefighters respond to a broken gas line caused by a backhoe at the construction site of the nearly finished Missouri Avenue Elementary School, Tuesday morning, which forced police on the scene to block off adjacent streets until gas crews arrived. Mark...

Roswell Incident: 61% say ‘nope’

July 25, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

The people of New Mexico have spoken. In a recent poll conducted by Public Policy Polling, of Raleigh, N.C., 61 percent of New Mexicans do not believe the 1947 Roswell Incident actually happened, while just 21 percent think the city was in fact paid a visit...

Russian aircraft refuels at RIAC

July 25, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

A Volga-Dnepr Airlines Antonov An-124-100 at Roswell International Air Center prepares for take-off, Tuesday morning. Mark Wilson Photo One of the largest aircraft in the world graced the runway at Roswell International Air Center on Tuesday morning, making...

Daredevil returns for 2nd test

July 25, 2012 • Local NewsComments (1)

Got helium? Red Bull Stratos has returned to Roswell this week for its second manned test flight, as the team nears the culmination of a mission to the edge of space. In preparation for Felix Baumgartner’s historic jump from above 120,000 feet later this...

Murder suspect found in Texas, turns self in

July 24, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

Around 11:56 a.m. on Sunday, Israel Vigil’s father called the Midland, Texas, Police Department and stated his son would turn himself in. Vigil, 18, was wanted for an open count of murder for the July 6 shooting death of Arnulfo Villela, aggravated battery,...

RPD arrests 1, seeks 2 in Villela murder

July 22, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

Roswell Police secured arrest warrants Thursday for Israel Vigil, 18, Harvey Salinas, 17, and Joseph Lucero, 17, in connection with the July 6 murder of Arnulfo Villela Jr. Villela, 18, was shot multiple times outside a residence at 826 E. Hendricks St....

Bottomless Lakes hosts annual Sand Sculpture Contest

July 22, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

Trinity Stephens, Elena Chaves and Daniel Burdine create a sandy masterpiece during the Bottomless Lakes State Park 22nd annual Sand Sculpture Contest at Lea Lake, Saturday. Mark Wilson Photo The 22nd annual Sand Sculpture Contest took place Saturday at...