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Girl still hospitalized after DWI crash; Accused driver faces four counts of great bodily harm

July 20, 2016 • Local NewsComments (0)

New Mexico Sate Police say an 8-year-old girl remains hospitalized but is improving after a DWI-related crash in Artesia on July 1. The child and five other family members were traveling in an SUV from Artesia to Roswell when police say they were struck by a vehicle driven by Blake Bollema, 31, of Artesia, who [&hellip...

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Recent DWI arrests in Chaves County

July 20, 2016 • Local NewsComments (0)

    In an attempt to make a real effort to reduce drunk driving in Chaves County, the Chaves County Sheriff’s Office, the New Mexico State Police and the Roswell Police Department have agreed to furnish on a timely basis the photos...


Crusade to continue at Pioneer Plaza

July 20, 2016 • Local NewsComments (0)

The Pecos Valley Crusade will continue through Saturday at the Pioneer Plaza across from the Chaves County Courthouse at 401 N. Main St. Food will be served each evening at 6 with music by David House beginning at 6:45 p.m. Preaching begins at 7:15 p.m....


Chaves County 4-H youth win state contests

July 20, 2016 • Local NewsComments (0)

Chaves County 4-H state competition winners and participants are, from left, Brennan Vaz, Justin Armstrong, Cael Alderete, Jimmy Loudermilk, Savannah Graves, Grace Waltmire, Maggi Loudermilk, Sage Barraza, Megyn Balok, Emily Doss and Elaina Mathews....


Happy birthday, Senovia!

July 20, 2016 • Local NewsComments (0)

Senovia Savedra, center, celebrated her 80th birthday surrounded by family on Sunday. Family members traveled from California, Texas and Roswell to honor her special day. Senovia Savedra’s big heart has brought many people into her life by adoption...


RPD commander speaks to Sunrise Optimists

July 20, 2016 • Local NewsComments (0)

Commander Tom Moody of the Roswell Police Department was the guest speaker at a recent Sunrise Optimist Club meeting. Moody discussed the impact that the Dallas shooting had on our local police department and how Roswell’s police try to maintain a good...

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Smith investigation referred to outside DA

July 20, 2016 • Local NewsComments (0)

Police chief’s son resigns as Chaves County Detention Center officer The investigation of a domestic disturbance Sunday night involving the son of Roswell’s chief of police has been referred by the 5th Judicial District Attorney to the 12th Judicial...

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Police seek suspect in home invasion

July 20, 2016 • Local NewsComments (0)

A Roswell woman and her two daughters are safe after being held at gunpoint in their southwest Roswell home Tuesday morning. Police say at about 8 a.m. a woman heard someone knock on the door of her Yale Place home, and when she answered a man allegedly...


Grand jury back in session, three people indicted so far

July 19, 2016 • Local NewsComments (0)

The Chaves County grand jury reconvened earlier this month, indicting three on charges ranging from drug to vehicle infractions. Convening in February for three months, the previous jury indicted over 50 people. The new panel of 12, appointed on May 19, the...


Recent city report on Cahoon Pool details problems

July 19, 2016 • Local NewsComments (1)

A report prepared by Parks and Recreation Department staff for city councilors details the problems with Cahoon Park Pool, ranging from algae in light fixtures to rusted pipes, from falling ceilings in the bathhouse to mold in a locker room, from separating...