UFO Museum to get makeover, movie prop

December 11, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Workers will soon start remodeling the exterior of the International UFO Museum and Research Center and install a new marquee. (Jill McLaughlin Photo) Workers will soon start remodeling the exterior of the UFO Museum and Research Center, replacing the marquee and sign with its updated logo and creating a different look to the building. “We’re [&hellip...

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Intimate performance by Santa Fe Opera evokes emotion at AMOCA 

December 11, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Members of the Santa Fe Opera move the audience at the Anderson Museum Wednesday. From left to right: Kirt Pavitt (pianist), Joshua Dennis, Sara Heaton and Joseph Dennis. (Amy Vogelsang Photo) The music was heard in every room of the Anderson Museum of...


Deadline to enroll in Jan. 1 NMHIX plans is Dec. 23

December 11, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Patients have less than two weeks to enroll in health plans with Jan. 1 effective dates on the New Mexico Health Insurance Exchange (NMHIX). The deadline was originally set at Dec. 15, but has been extended to Dec. 23 due to glitches in the exchange website....


RFD investigating cause of house fire

December 10, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Mark Wilson Photo Firefighters performed clean-up operations, pictured above, at a house in the 600 block of South Kentucky Avenue that was completely consumed by a blaze, pictured left, that began around 5 a.m. Tuesday. According to fire officials on scene,...


Ban on medical pot shops moves to City Council

December 10, 2013 • Local NewsComments (1)

Mandy Denson, co-owner of Compassionate Distributors Inc. in Ruidoso, serves customer Varen Daughrity, of Portales, Tuesday afternoon. Seen here are products sold at the state-licensed medical cannabis distribution center, including marijuana, hot cocoa,...


Wreaths Across America

December 10, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

New Mexico Military cadets stand at attention during a Wreaths Across America ceremony, which honors the fallen and those who serve, Tuesday afternoon. National Wreaths Across America Day 2013 is Saturday, with wreath laying ceremonies taking place at South...


RISD Board approves new high school graduation requirements

December 10, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

The Roswell Independent School District Board of Education approved changes to district high school graduation requirements at its regular meeting Tuesday. District Superintendent Tom Burris also announced during the meeting that the district will begin...


Thefts of water meter vault covers pose safety hazards

December 10, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

A water meter vault missing its cover is barricaded by Saint Peter Hall at Saint Peter Church on the 100 block of East Deming Street. (Tess Townsend Photo) The City of Roswell Utility Department has reported that several water meter vault covers have been...


When there’s ice or snow, drive slow

December 10, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

On Saturday, the New Mexico Highway Department closed Hwy. 285 between Roswell and Vaughn. Buddy Dickman of Remco Towing said his company was on call in Chaves County. “We had three trucks running and between 10 a.m. and 10 p.m., we towed 11 vehicles — 10...


Daughter prays for return of mother’s ashes

December 10, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Debra Calderon stands with her son on Monday. Her mother’s ashes were stolen from her sister’s minivan last week. (Jill McLaughlin Photo) Deborah Calderon hopes police can confirm if they have recovered her mother’s ashes that were stolen from a...