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Commissioners to petition Congress on PILT funding; Economic development ordinance to get public hearing

October 17, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

The Chaves County Board of Commissioners sent a message to Congress on Thursday asking the government to provide full funding for federally owned land within the county. The federal government owns approximately 32 percent of the land in Chaves County, and the government provides Payment In Lieu of Taxes (PILT) funding, which amounts to about [&hellip...

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Commissioners discuss inaccessibility of courthouse

October 17, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

The outside elevator, which provides access to the Chaves County Courthouse for disabled residents, is out of service, and county officials are left wondering how to remedy the situation. “I got chewed on over the outside elevator, and we’ve been getting...

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Sanchez visits Roswell

October 17, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

From left to right, Lt. Gov. John Sanchez, Attorney General candidate Susan Riedel, Land Commissioner candidate Aubrey Dunn, Chaves County Republican Women Club President Joan Boue and New Mexico Court of Appeals Judge Miles Hanisee gather for a photo after...

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Police say there’s no connection in recent shootings

October 17, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Roswell Police say they do not think the three shootings that happened Tuesday night and Wednesday morning were related incidents. “Investigators do not believe the three incidents are connected. They are being investigated separately,” said Todd...

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Drive-by shooting suspects arrested

October 17, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Two suspects, wanted in connection with an Oct. 11 drive-by shooting in Roswell, were arrested by U.S. Marshals in Albuquerque on Thursday morning, according to a news release from the Roswell Police Department. Ezekiel Jamal Warner, 20, and his girlfriend,...

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Investigators seek info to help identify killer

October 17, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Chaves County Crime Stoppers is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and/or conviction of the person or people responsible for the August murder of Roswell resident Adela Montoya-Sanchez. Numerous pieces of evidence were collected by...

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Pearce has huge funding edge in closing weeks

October 16, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

By Jeff Tucker Record Staff Writer With fewer than three weeks to go before general election day, U.S. Rep. Steve Pearce has a million-dollar campaign war chest, while his Democrat opponent has largely expended her campaign resources. Pearce, R-Hobbs, had...

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Pink with purpose

October 16, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Jeff Tucker Photo Berrendo Elementary School student council representatives and officers celebrate “Pink Out Berrendo” day Wednesday. Hundreds of students wore pink clothing or colored their hair pink to mark Breast Cancer Awareness month. Student...

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Job Corps adopts two sections of state highway

October 16, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Submitted Photo Roswell Job Corps students and staff have taken the opportunity to help maintain New Mexico’s roadside by adopting two sections of New Mexico highway. Students and staff have committed to remove litter from two miles of the highway on both...

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Police investigate shooting incidents

October 16, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Staff Report Rowell Police are investigating three recent shooting incidents, one occurring Tuesday night and the other two Wednesday morning. Todd Wildermuth, RPD public information officer, said no other information is currently available. Wildermuth said...