Wooley to introduce bill to cut aviation sales tax

January 28, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

State Rep. Bob Wooley, R-Dist. 66, will introduce a bill today in the state Legislature that, if passed this session, would cut sales tax on commercial and military aircraft sales and services. The move could deliver an economic boost for Roswell and Chaves County, Wooley said. The tax break for two aviation companies operating at [&hellip...

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Insurance enrollment assistance available

January 28, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Assistance with applications for Centennial Care, formerly known as Medicaid, will be available 1-4 p.m. today at the Roswell J.O.Y Center, 1822 N. Montana Ave. Assistance will also be available at 9-3 p.m. Thursday at the Hagerman J.O.Y. Center, 505 Argyle...


Alto Democrat Mastin announces bid for House seat against Espinoza

January 28, 2014 • Local NewsComments (2)

Mastin  Lincoln County Democrat Dick Mastin announced Monday that he will run for the state House seat held by incumbent state Rep. Nora Espinoza, R-Dist. 59. Espinoza is running for her fifth term. During the last election, she ran unopposed. “The people...


United Way exceeds 2013 campaign goal

January 28, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

The United Way of Chaves County announced that it had exceeded its campaign goal of $525,000 at a luncheon Monday. (Jill McLaughlin Photo) The United Way of Chaves County exceeded its 2013 campaign goal by raising $526,038, the organization reported at its...


K-Bob’s to hold fundraiser for shooting victims through monday

January 28, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

In an effort to raise funds for the families of Nathaniel Tavarez and Kendal Sanders, today through Monday, Feb. 3, K-Bob’s Steakhouse invites the Roswell community to “Hitch Up to the Salad Wagon to help Nathaniel and Kendal.” Every Salad Wagon...


Arapahoe High group encourages Berrendo students to ‘find joy’

January 26, 2014 • Local NewsComments (1)

Visitors file into Pearson Auditorium for the Stand Together, Heal as One program as students from Arapahoe High School in Colorado paid a visit to console students from Berrendo Middle School, Saturday. (Mark Wilson Photo) A group of students from Arapahoe...


Marita De La Pena: The Deadly Tarantula Girl of Roswell

January 26, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Courtesy Photo Don’t be surprised if you recognize her — she’s a woman of many hats. Roswell resident Marita De La Pena belly dances. She keeps snakes. Sometimes, she belly dances with snakes. She teaches special education at Sierra Middle School. She...


Demolition man

January 24, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

A construction worker from Guzman Construction Solutions walks through the rubble created from the demolition of the old New Mexico Rehabilitation Center at the corner of Gail Harris and E. Wells streets, Friday. (Mark Wilson Photo)...


Denny’s raises $1,000 for shooting victims

January 24, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Denny’s night manager Priscilla Ramirez, third from left, presents a check for $1,000 collected from customers Thursday for Berrendo Middle School Students. United Way of Chaves County Executive Director Sherry Mumford, second from left, said the money...


Customer service important to Ward 5 candidate Denny

January 24, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Tabitha Denny is running for City Council in Ward 5. (Jill McLaughlin Photo) Tabitha Denny speaks from the heart, she said. She’s not a politician but decided that to make a difference in the community, she needed to take a stand. “I want to be realistic....