Police Chief Smith outlines plans for 2015

January 9, 2015 • Local NewsComments (0)

Police Chief Phil Smith shared some of his plans for 2015 with the Roswell City Council on Thursday, and most of those plans go hand-in-hand with his emphasis on community policing — bringing the residents and the officers together to work toward reducing crime in the city. Growing the School Resource Officer program is one [&hellip...

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City Council votes to demolish home

January 9, 2015 • Local NewsComments (0)

City Councilors voted 8-2 to demolish a home located at 1107 N. Union Ave. on Thursday after a hearing over an objection lodged by the property owner. The council held a special quasi-judicial hearing to take testimony on the matter, hearing of numerous...


Suspect arrested 24 hours after shooting incident

January 9, 2015 • Local NewsComments (0)

Martinez   Roswell police on Thursday afternoon arrested a local man wanted for allegedly firing multiple rifle shots Wednesday at a vehicle containing two other local men who had just been released from jail following the dismissal of charges against...


Cavin was once a courthouse cast out

January 9, 2015 • Local NewsComments (0)

Newly elected County Commissioner Will Cavin, who was once not allowed to attend a swearing-in ceremony at the Chaves County Courthouse until he changed his clothes, said he agreed with the commission’s recent decision to do away with the courthouse’s...


Person of interest named in homicide case; Information sought regarding December incident

January 9, 2015 • Local NewsComments (0)

Archuleta   Police have named a person of interest in the Dec. 14 shooting homicide of a Roswell man and are urging anyone with information about this person and/or the homicide, especially information that could help locate the person of interest, to...


Roswell Fire Department Call Log — Dec. 7

January 9, 2015 • Local NewsComments (0)

The Roswell Fire Department responded to these calls for the following dates:   Jan. 7 • At 8:06 a.m., fire alarm, 500 block of West Hobbs Street. • At 8:16 a.m., medical call, Wagon Trail. • At 10:14 a.m., medical call, 500 block of East Forest...


Girl Scouts to host Polar Party

January 9, 2015 • Local NewsComments (0)

If it’s cold outside on Saturday, come indoors and warm up at the Polar Party. Girl Scouts of the Desert Southwest will hold a Polar Party from 2 to 4 p.m. on Saturday at the Girl Scout Center, 1307 E. College Blvd. The event is open to all girls K-12 and...


Reps file bill to repeal state’s driver’s license law

January 8, 2015 • Local NewsComments (0)

  Members of the new Republican majority in the New Mexico House of Representatives have filed legislation that would repeal the decade-old state law allowing illegal immigrants to obtain driver’s licenses in New Mexico. Republican Gov. Susana Martinez...


Accused reckless motorist booked at jail, released

January 8, 2015 • Local NewsComments (0)

Caraveo   Jonathan Caraveo, 27, of Artesia, the man arrested for causing a three-vehicle crash on North Main Street Tuesday that sent two women, a man and a 4-year-old boy to the hospital, was being held early Wednesday at the Chaves County Detention...


And they’re off!

January 7, 2015 • Local NewsComments (0)

The All American Futurity at Ruidoso Downs this year will feature the largest horse race purse ever for 2-year-olds and surpass the Kentucky Derby overall in payout, track officials say. The race on Labor Day, Sept. 7, will offer a $3 million purse, which...