Can do!

December 17, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Nancy Lopez Elementary fifth-graders transport donated canned goods to an awaiting Salvation Army truck, Tuesday morning. The fifth-grade class challenged the entire student body to participate in the food drive and received more than 1,000 canned donations that will help feed the needy over the holidays. (Mark Wilson Photo)...

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County clerk pushes to change polling places

December 17, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Clerk Dave Kunko still hopes to change the way Chaves County votes in 2014, despite being denied by commissioners two months ago. Kunko plans to ask the board again in January to consider overhauling the voting system — ushering in what he calls “the wave...


Revenge attracts youth to gangs

December 17, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Revenge can seem inevitable among the combatants. In two recent homicides, the victims’ children witnessed the incident. These are memories they will carry with them throughout their lives and so the seeds of vengeance are planted in the young mind and grow...


Snyder celebrates

December 17, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Chaves County Chief Deputy Britt Snyder, who has declared his bid for sheriff, hosted a holiday party for friends and supporters Tuesday night to celebrate his recent promotion. Attendees included Sheriff Rob Coon, retired former Sheriff Pat Jennings, County...


Many Salvation Army Angel Tree wishes remain unanswered

December 17, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

The Salvation Army is looking to fill the wishes of more than 162 children whose tags were not collected from the Angel Trees at local businesses. (Jill McLaughlin Photo) The Salvation Army hopes Roswell residents will stop by its office today to pick up one...


Pearce to sign new book Wednesday

December 17, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Steve Pearce Rep. Steve Pearce, R-NM, will sign his new book in Roswell Wednesday that details his life’s journey from his childhood on a farm in Hobbs to his life as a Congressman in Southeast New Mexico. Pearce’s book, “Just Fly the Plane, Stupid!”...


Ornelas, Peterson apprehended

December 17, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Peterson(LEFT), Ornelas(RIGHT) Erica Peterson, 25, and John Ornelas, 25, who were featured on Roswell’s Most Wanted last week, were apprehended Sunday. Roswell police reported the two were arrested at 5 p.m. on the 100 block of North Kansas Avenue after a...


RHS dance team plays Santa to CASA kids

December 17, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

The Roswell High School dance team, led by Kim Castro, stopped by the Chaves County CASA offices Monday to make a donation of Christmas gifts. “We do this once a year, around Christmas,” said RHS senior Shania Hernandez, 17. She said she realizes how...


High school sophomore Neal earns Eagle Scout

December 17, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Grayson Neal, 16, center, listens as his father, Greg Neal, reads during his ceremony to become an Eagle Scout Monday. (Jill McLaughlin Photo) Grayson Neal, a sophomore at Goddard High School, started a new tradition for the Neal family when he took the oath...


Electric Light Parade brightens darkest season

December 15, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Freckles and Purdy prepare to escort Mr. and Mrs. Claus in the Electric Light Holiday Parade, Saturday evening. (Mark Wilson Photo) “Cars are coming! Cars are coming,” shouted Esteban Rodriguez, 7. Streets were lined with bundled families awaiting the...