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Storms cause loss of power

June 18, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

In the past few weeks, Chaves County and Roswell have seen strange things falling from the sky — not aliens or their ships, but water that some might recall as rain. Sunday night’s storm left 1,300 homes temporarily without power. According to Wes Reeves of Xcel Energy, 921 people lost electricity in Roswell and Dexter [&hellip...

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Roswell man pleads guilty to unlawful firearm possession

June 18, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

A Roswell man, Harley Harkness, 40, pleaded guilty Wednesday in Las Cruces federal court to being a felon in possession of firearms. Harkness entered his guilty plea without a plea agreement. Harkness was arrested on March 13, on a criminal complaint charging...

Standing tall together

June 18, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Tony Teague, of Albuquerque, center, first place in the 100 meters, shares the medal stand with second-place finisher Kevin Ferraro, of Deming, right, and third-place finisher Lupe Naceanceno, of Texico during the Senior Olympics at the Wool Bowl, Saturday...

CCRW sponsoring dinner

June 16, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

The Chaves County Republican Women is sponsoring a dinner, Tuesday evening, to discuss crime in Roswell. The event will be held at the Elk’s Lodge, 1720 N. Montana Ave., starting at 5 p.m. This is the second time the CCRW have had a meeting on the topic....

HS director Burnett retires

June 16, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Roger Burnett and wife, Pat, greet well wishers during Burnett’s retirement party at the Historical Society for Southeastern New Mexico, Friday. (Mark Wilson Photo) Roger Burnett said Friday he will miss the volunteers the most as he reflected on the...

IGA’s fourth annual Salute to First Responders a success

June 16, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Damien Rincon, 9, gets to sit at the wheel of a fire truck courtesy of Kyle Wright of the Roswell Fire Department during a Salute to the First Responders event held at Lawrence Brothers IGA, Saturday. (Mark Wilson Photo) Fire trucks and police cars filled in...

Local kids perform Jack and the Beanstalk

June 16, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Young actors run through final rehearsals of Jack and the Beanstalk presented by Missoula Children’s Theatre as they prepare for weekend performances at the Roswell Community Theatre, Friday. The performances are a culmination of a week long camp....

Locally owned metal wholesaler opens

June 14, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

My Metal Wholesale Supply, a new, family-owned wholesale supply retail store, held its grand opening Friday morning. Owner James Bostwick, (pictured, second from left) raised in Melrose, farmed most of his life until he started the business seven years ago in...

Volunteers needed for Father’s Day basket giveaway

June 14, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

The Community Volunteer Program is looking for volunteers to help put together gift baskets for the annual Father’s Day Special Food Basket Giveaway. Program coordinator Johnny Gonzales said some 150-200 elderly and younger fathers will be gifted the...

Parents arrested for child abuse

June 14, 2013 • Local NewsComments (1)

The Chaves County Sheriff’s Office arrested Charity Calvert-Romero, 32, and Edward Romero, 63, around 1 p.m. on Friday. The couple are charged with abandonment or abuse of a child and obstructing of reporting or investigation of child abuse or neglect....