Parks commissioners object to city processes; Members complain they’re being circumvented by city leaders

September 19, 2016 • Local NewsComments (1)

With long-range decisions being made regarding the city’s pool, golf course, youth recreation center and other recreational facilities, members of the Roswell Parks and Recreation Commission voiced frustrations Monday night that they’re being left out of big-ticket decisions they said should fall under the purview of the citizen board appointed by city...

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Behind every quilter is a big pile of fabric

September 19, 2016 • Local NewsComments (0)

Carol Meyer, left, awaits her fans at the Pecos Valley Quilt Show “Galaxy of Stars” on Friday. Meyer is this year’s quilt artist. She started out as a painter, which shows in the motifs of her handmade quilts. No shortcuts for this artist, nothing is...


Local youth educator heads up MainStreet

September 19, 2016 • Local NewsComments (0)

Kathy Lay, a former kindergarten teacher and pre-K director at Valley Christian Academy, joins MainStreet Roswell as its executive director. She says the organization will focus more on projects and programs to create a “vibrant and thriving”...


No age limit for Piñatafest

September 19, 2016 • Local NewsComments (0)

The biggest crowd always forms when the local dance group Folklorico performs. This Saturday it was no exception. The group performed at the annual Piñatafest at the Chaves County Courthouse. The dances were performed by young and old, showing that there...


Elderly locator program underway

September 19, 2016 • Local NewsComments (0)

[Note: This post has been edited to add a word mistakenly omitted from the 10th paragraph. The correct sentence is, “[Sheriff Britt Snyder] said that, in times of tight budgets and relatively smaller numbers of deputies or staff, he does not think his...


Three aquatic center meetings open

September 19, 2016 • Local NewsComments (0)

Three more public meetings have been scheduled for Roswell citizens to share their ideas about an aquatic center to be part of a proposed new recreation center for the community. The City Council voted in July to move forward with plans to build a $7 million...


Woman faces child abuse charge after allegedly slapping 12-year-old girl

September 19, 2016 • Local NewsComments (0)

A woman was arrested Saturday on the charge of abandonment or abuse of a child in relation to an incident in which she is alleged to have repeatedly slapped a 12-year-old girl, after the girl had reportedly slapped her son in retaliation for an alleged sexual...

Local Briefs

September 19, 2016 • Local NewsComments (0)

Free flu shots at UFO McDonald’s It is not too early for your flu shot. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Mexico and the New Mexico Department of Health are offering childhood immunizations and adult flu shots from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesday at the...


Yard sale benefits Humane Society

September 19, 2016 • Local NewsComments (0)

With 60 vendors at the Roswell Community Yard Sale, the Roswell Humane Society got some much needed support Saturday. One of the vendors is H-PAD Dance Team. Rena Reynolds, rear, watches as (clockwise from back) Loveiah Archuleta, Kyra Daniels, Madeleine...


Reunion brings crosstown rivals together; Goddard High, Roswell High 1966 graduates catch up after 50 years

September 18, 2016 • Local NewsComments (0)

Classmates from 1966 at Roswell High School and Goddard High School got together for their 50th reunion this weekend. The classmates are sitting in the Roswell High School bleachers where they met Saturday morning for a tour. Later they got a tour of Goddard...