Weed ordinance enforced

August 10, 2014 • Local News, UncategorizedComments (0)

Staff Report With the recent rains in the city, Roswell Code Enforcement is asking residents to help control weeds on their property, including along fence lines and in alleys. Citizens also are asked to help identify problem properties in need of attention. Weeds taller than 12 inches on or about property are considered in violation [&hellip...

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Battered woman joke sullies public hearing

August 10, 2014 • Local News, NewsComments (0)

By Jeff Tucker Record Staff Writer A highly contentious zoning dispute that has already cost Chaves County $30,000 in legal costs turned even uglier last month when a county resident publicly made a crude and highly offensive joke about battered women. The...


Local judge retires, gave hope and purpose to those around him

August 10, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

By Randal Seyler Record Staff Writer Friends, family and professional peers gathered Thursday at the Chaves County Courthouse to honor District Court Judge Charles Currier, who retired from the bench on Aug. 2. Currier, longtime community leader, was...


Smokey turns 70

August 9, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

File Photo by Bill Moffitt A Smokey Bear character waves to visitors at the Smokey Bear Historical Park in his home town of Capitan, 70 miles west of Roswell. Smokey Bear is turning 70 today, but don’t bring any candles to the party, please. As the...


Councilor Perry wants to challenge marijuana law

August 9, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

By Randal Seyler and Jeff Tucker Record Staff Writers Roswell City Councilor Jason Perry has a question that King Solomon would have trouble answering — If you are going to break a law, which one should you break? “In a nutshell, I’m not here to argue...


Riggs appointed to 5th Judicial District Court

August 9, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Staff Report Gov. Susana Martinez announced the appointment of attorney Kea Riggs of Roswell to fill the vacancy on the 5th Judicial District Court in Chaves County on Friday. Riggs was nominated for the judgeship on Thursday following the convening of a...


Fire Department seeking arson info, recruits

August 7, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Roswell Fire Chief Chad Hamill, left to right, City Councilor and fire committee chair Art Sandoval, City Councilor and fire committee member Tabitha Denny and Evangelina Guerrero, also of the Roswell Fire Department. (Jerry Heck Photo)   The arsons that...


Commission nominates Riggs for judge; Currier honored by friends, family and co-workers

August 7, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Kea Riggs, left, nominee for the 5th Judicial District Court judgeship, visits with retiring judge Charles Currier on Thursday following a retirement ceremony and reception for Currier. Riggs received the nomination to fill Currier’s position in a...


Appellate Judge Hanisee up for election

August 7, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Judge J. Miles Hanisee of the New Mexico Court of Appeals visited the Roswell Daily Record Thursday. Hanisee is up for election in November against Democrat challenger Kerry Kiernan. (Timothy P. Howsare Photo)   New Mexico Court of Appeals Judge J. Miles...


Proud to help students

August 7, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

First American Bank and Desert Sun Motors donated about 100 backpacks filled with school supplies to students in the Roswell Independent School District. From left, J. Kevin Ballard, First American; Kevin Caley, Desert Sun; Emolene Aguilar, First American;...