State police to conduct sobriety checkpoints, saturation patrols in December

November 26, 2016 • Local NewsComments (0)

The New Mexico State Police will be conducting sobriety checkpoints, saturation patrols and registration, insurance and drivers’ license checkpoints in all New Mexico counties during December. These checkpoints are helping to change society’s attitude about drinking and driving. People are choosing to not drink and drive. This is the biggest...

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Auditions this week for “The Music Man”

November 26, 2016 • Local NewsComments (0)

Shirley Jones and Robert Preston in the 1962 film adaption of “The Music Man.” (Photo courtesy of The Hollywood Reporter) Way Way Off Broadway Theatre Co. will be holding auditions for its 2017 spring production, “The Music Man.”...


Political party leaders soon stepping aside; Jason Perry and Michael A. Trujillo are eyeing other positions

November 25, 2016 • Local NewsComments (0)

Michael A. Trujillo, left, chairman of the Democratic Party of Chaves County, and Jason Perry, third from left, chairman of the Republican Party of Chaves County, look over primary election results at the Chaves County Clerk’s Office in June. Both...


Local retailers ready for green on Black Friday, Small Business Saturday

November 25, 2016 • Local NewsComments (0)

Above: Donuts and coffee awaited visitors to Casa Bella Boutique on Black Friday, but owner Jennifer Whitcamp said she thinks the real draw for shoppers this season is the merchandise. (Lisa Dunlap Photo) Below: Camaryn Henington, a former Dexter school...


Adding a little fantasy to the holidays

November 25, 2016 • Local NewsComments (0)

Christmas Fantasy brings young and old out. (Christina Stock Photo) Above: Christmas Fantasy is in the air. (Christina Stock Photo) Below: Christmas Fantasy shines brightly. (Christina Stock Photo) The annual 34th Christmas Fantasy arts and crafts fair...


Santa couldn’t be any more safe

November 25, 2016 • Local NewsComments (0)

Santa Claus had a special escort Friday morning to visit children at the Roswell Mall. The staff at Allstate Security Services LLC, with the assistance of Roswell Nissan, made sure Santa made it to the mall safely. Allstate Security left their K9, Ghost, (not...


Two arrested in Wednesday homicide case; This week’s murder marks 13 total for 2016 in Roswell

November 24, 2016 • Local NewsComments (0)

Two men were arrested early Thursday morning and charged with first-degree murder and conspiracy to commit armed robbery, in conjunction with the Wednesday morning homicide of Jeremy Ridens, 35, of Roswell, bringing the total of homicides in Roswell in 2016...


Dallas Fed indicates some improvement in area oil activity; Reports show Southern New Mexico economy had some third quarter gains

November 24, 2016 • Local NewsComments (0)

Active oil rigs have increased in the region for the third quarter 2016, according to the Federal Bank of Dallas, but the industry worldwide faces continued difficulties. (AP File Photo) Reports show Southern New Mexico economy had some third quarter gains...


Chugging along with holiday cheer

November 24, 2016 • Local NewsComments (0)

The Roswell Christmas Railway debuts today at the Spring River Zoo. The young and young at heart will be captivated by hundreds of thousands of Christmas lights, as they pass by six light show displays on their way to St. Nicholas Station. While at the...


A new Thanksgiving tradition for the Coyotes

November 24, 2016 • Local News, Local SportsComments (0)

Roswell senior fullback and linebacker Luis Mendoza chases down a much smaller brand of ball carrier Thursday morning at the Roswell High practice fields as the Coyotes invited local youngsters to practice with the team on Thanksgiving, a day ahead of the...