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Reflecting pool

July 16, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Water lilies sprout above the water at the Kenneth Smith Bird Sanctuary, Tuesday afternoon. (Mark Wilson Photo)...

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Arias sentenced to 4 years

July 16, 2013 • Local NewsComments (1)

Jose Arias, 21, was sentenced in District Court, Monday morning, to four years following his conviction for involuntary manslaughter with a firearms enhancement and tampering with evidence. The conviction stems from the shooting death of 22-year-old Victoria...

City seeks grant for national vet cemetery

July 16, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

A coalition of area veterans and leaders said Tuesday they will seek to be the first to submit an application to the state to provide a national veterans’ cemetery in Roswell. The statement followed Gov. Susana Martinez’s announcement that her...

PVACD discusses drought

July 16, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Roswell-area water levels have reached an “all-time low.” Three years of severe drought and a state-ordered water seizure on the Pecos River has reduced flows to levels not seen since 1970—the worst year on record, said Pecos Valley Artesian Conservancy...

SO donates to Esperanza House

July 16, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Chaves County Sheriff’s Deputies Hector Ramirez (pictured, left) and Albert Padilla (pictured, center) presented a check to Esperanza House Executive Director Mike Turner (pictured, right), Monday. The money came from the deputies’ earnings when they...

Construction begins on new Marshalls

July 16, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Construction crews work on a steel entrance structure for the new Marshalls store, expected to open at the Roswell Mall by Sept. 1. (Jill McLaughlin Photo) A new Marshalls retail outlet is expected to open Sept. 19, according to the national retailer’s web...

Family seeks help to solve murder

July 16, 2013 • Local NewsComments (1)

Tacorey Singleton, 23, was found dead near Pine Lodge Road on June 19. (Courtesy Photo) Family members of Tacorey Singleton have chosen to speak out to ask for assistance in solving his murder. Singleton’s body was found in the county on June 19, after...

Crash claims woman

July 16, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Carolina Lara of Roswell died as the result of a rollover crash. According to reports, the New Mexico State Police were dispatched to U.S. Highway 70 near mile marker 345 on Sunday around 6:30 a.m. where officers located a small blue 4-door Chevrolet on the...

Luncheon to focus on education

July 16, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

The Chaves County Republican Women’s Luncheon will host a talk by New Mexico Secretary of Education Hanna Skandera at noon on Wednesday. Skandera will discuss her plans for the future of education in the state. The speech was arranged by State...

Concert series unites community

July 14, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Los Pacers perform during the Concerts in the Park at Cahoon Park, Friday evening. (Mark Wilson Photo) The sun is setting on a Friday night, and a breeze starts to whisper through the trees, cooling the roughly 80 people sitting in lawn chairs that cover...