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County relaxes courthouse visitors dress code

August 21, 2011 • Local News, NewsComments Off

Emily Russo Miller Record Staff Writer Chaves County Sheriff Rob Coon announced Friday he is relaxing the austere dress code imposed by judges at the Chaves County Courthouse after county commissioners on Thursday received another complaint regarding a visitor who was barred entry for wearing flip-flops and shorts. “We’re going to relax the dress code...

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Juried Art Show in progress at RMAC

August 21, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Tasia Ramage’s “Figurative Tea Pot, Cups & Tray” is one of the many art works on display in the 28th annual Roswell Fine Arts League Juried Art Show and Competition at the Roswell Museum and Art Center. (Mark Wilson Photo) New Mexico’s distinct...

Vega guilty on all counts

August 21, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

After a little more than two hours of deliberation, Saturday, the jury found David Vega, 48, guilty on all counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of his son Christopher Lee Vega and his son’s girlfriend Michelle Montgomery, on May 10, 2010. During the...

Dragonfly Festival Sept. 10

August 21, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

The 10th annual Dragonfly Festival at Bitter Lake National Wildlife Refuge will deliver a sweet deal to the nature lover: an opportunity to get an up close and personal experience with nature, free of cost. The Dragonfly Festival is scheduled for Sept. 10,...

Asa Gibbs keeps busy with more than beauty pageants

August 20, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Asa Gibbs, student, ukulele player. (Courtesy Photo) Asa Gibbs, who recently won the Teen Beauty title at the Cinderella Scholarship Pageant, has a resume that proves she is much more than what meets the eye. The bashful 15-year-old has lived around the...

RHS initiates Freshmen Academy

August 20, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Roswell High students do a teambuilding activity at the school during Ignition Day, Aug. 15. Clockwise, beginning with the girl at the top in the blue shirt: Gabby Fisher, Camry Forrest, Ismael Franco, Amairani Jimenez, Daisey Ceja, Julissa Rivera, Victoria...

Currier denies mistrial motion

August 20, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Defense attorney Jesse Cosby filed for mistrial, Friday, in the State’s case against David Vega. Vega is accused of the murder of Christopher Vega, 25, and his girlfriend, Michelle Montgomery, 31. Cosby told the court that the District Attorney’s office...

Marshals nab armed robbery suspect

August 20, 2011 • Local News • • Comments Off

U.S. Marshals caught a man wanted for armed robbery in west Roswell Friday afternoon, police say. The suspect, Adam Cruz, 22, is currently being held at the Chaves County Detention Center on a $100,000 surety bond. Roswell Police Department spokesman Travis...

Roswell FM filming in progress

August 19, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

The film crew for Roswell FM prepares for a day of filming, Thursday, at KSVP studios in Artesia. (Mark Wilson Photo) The Pecos Valley Broadcasting Company building is eerily quiet despite the fact it is bustling with “action.” A film crew is filming...

Bradley heads to Afghanistan

August 19, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

The Bradleys enjoy family time at Peak Treatment Foster Care, Thursday. From left: Frank Bradley, Peggy Kendrick, Jamie Bradley, Sarah Bradley, and Chris Bradley. (Vanessa Kahin Photo) Today he is enjoying time with his young, growing family, but soon,...