Man suffers serious burns in house fire

June 17, 2016 • Local NewsComments (0)

A 64-year-old Roswell man was seriously injured in a house fire early Friday in the 500 block of East Fourth Street. The Roswell Fire Department responded to the fire at about 1:15 a.m. and found the small house heavily involved in fire, said RFD spokesperson Todd Wildermuth. “However, the fire was quickly extinguished by firefighters,” [&hellip...

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City Council approves $99K water line repair

June 17, 2016 • Local NewsComments (0)

The Roswell City Council at a special meeting Thursday approved a $99,000 emergency water line repair project and an airport lease agreement that will result in $306,000 of improvements to a building at the Roswell International Air Center. City engineer...

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Block party shows that care centers can be enjoyable

June 17, 2016 • Local NewsComments (0)

Residents of Sunset Villa Care Center take part in a block party filled with food and games on Friday (Briana Hodge Photo). Every summer for the last nine years, Sunset Villa Care Center has honored its residents with a summer block party on the facility’s...


Spectators invited to watch senior olympics events

June 17, 2016 • Local NewsComments (0)

Above: File photo of 2015’s Senior Olympics in Roswell In just under a month about 700 senior athletes will converge on Roswell to compete in the 2016 Senior Olympics summer state games, with the opening ceremony taking place on Wednesday July 13 at 7...

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MainStreet Roswell reconnects with downtown businesses

June 17, 2016 • Local NewsComments (1)

Ideas on boosting the economy and preserving the history of the downtown commercial district were discussed Thursday evening at a MainStreet Roswell meeting. Board president Darryl Burkfield of KBIM Radio and board secretary Molly Boyles of Once Again...

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Leadership Roswell Alumni Association recognizes leaders

June 17, 2016 • Local NewsComments (0)

Daniel Gonzales, Vernon Dyer and Barbara Gomez are the 2016 Leadership Roswell Alumni Association Award recipients (Submitted Photo). Several exceptional community leaders were recognized during the Leadership Roswell Alumni Association’s 19th annual Awards...

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Roswell High grad’s art earns full scholarship

June 17, 2016 • Local NewsComments (0)

A promising artist is looking forward to a colorful future. Roswell High grad Dawndria Scherff, known to family and friends as Cholita, has received an eight-semester full scholarship to the Santa Fe University of Art and Design, a value of more than $126,000...

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City slows for Villegas family funeral procession

June 17, 2016 • Local NewsComments (0)

The five-hearse procession for the Villegas family — for mother Cynthia Villegas, 34, and her daughters, Yamilen, 14, Cynthia Janeth, 11, Abby, 7, and Ida, 3 — travels north on Main Street on Friday morning after their funeral Thursday night. The family...

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Roswell says goodbye to homicide victims

June 16, 2016 • Local NewsComments (0)

“We all come from God and we will all return to God,” Pastor Patricio Torras said Thursday in a crowded chapel on the south side of Roswell, where family members and friends said goodbye to loved ones, victims of Saturday’s quintuple homicide that...

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Blackhawk rides help say ‘thanks’ to NG employers

June 16, 2016 • Local NewsComments (0)

National Guard soldiers and civilian employers gather near a Blackhawk helicopter in anticipation of rides on the chopper as part of an employer-appreciation event held Thursday at the Roswell International Air Center and National Guard Armory. The helicopter...