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Flower children, 2012

July 18, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

Emma, a student at Working Mothers Day Nursery, creates a flowery masterpiece with the help of Girl Scouts from Assumption Catholic Church during a visit sponsored by Sunrise Optimist and the Morning Garden clubs. Mark Wilson Photo [/auth...

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Know the signs of illegal car sellers

July 17, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

An age-old scam has accelerated in Roswell, exploiting unsuspecting, and at times naive, car buyers. Curbstoning, or “curbing” for short, is the repeated practice of illegally flipping cars. The curbstoner, or private individual, often purchases these...

Child killed in ATV crash

July 17, 2012 • Local NewsComments (6)

A Roswell child was killed in a rollover ATV crash on Friday. Around 7 p.m., officers from the New Mexico State Police responded to the scene of a single ATV crash on Oasis Road within Chaves County. The crash involved a Honda Recon ATV, driven by Raelynn...

Battery victim recalls harrowing ordeal

July 15, 2012 • Local NewsComments (3)

Beverly Moore, the victim of a brutal beating for which her roommate has been charged, spoke of her harrowing ordeal, Wednesday, for the first time since she was rescued by a neighbor in April. Around 8:30 a.m. on April 30, the Roswell Police Department...

Word of Encouragement ministry hosts block party

July 15, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

PreOrdained Ministries performs as New Destiny Fellowship Church minister James Licon grills hot dogs, Saturday. Chaunte’l Powell Photo Brightly colored balloons adorned the gate outside of 213 E. 23rd St., Saturday afternoon. The smell of grilled hot dogs...

Old West returns to Fort Stanton

July 15, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

Scott Schermer, portraying a soldier from Battery A, 3rd United States Artillery, points out the specifications of an Army 3-inch ordnance rifle to tourists visiting Fort Stanton Live!, Saturday. Mark Wilson Photo Hundreds of folks with an appetite for Old...

The secret to being 90 and still playing racquetball: You have to keep going

July 14, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

Les McPherson enjoys exercising at Senior Circle (when he’s not playing racquetball). Chaunte’l Powell Photo Leslie “Les” McPherson is not your average 90-year-old. When he’s not exercising at Senior Circle, he can be found two or three times a week...

Interim super discusses district’s report card

July 14, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

On Monday, the state rolled out its first 2012 grades for more than 800 of New Mexico’s elementary, middle and high schools, providing the Roswell Independent School District with a base of how to structure next year’s curriculum. New Mexico Military...

Getting ready for Election Day

July 14, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

Kevin Bell paints the windows of the Republican Party of Chaves County headquarters and call center readying for the upcoming elections in November, Wednesday afternoon. Mark Wilson Photo [/auth...

Council reverses P&Z decision

July 14, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

The Roswell City Council overturned a decision of the Planning and Zoning Commission to deny a request to rezone an R-3 Residential District to C-2 Community Commercial District, at its regular business meeting Thursday evening. The P&Z commission voted...