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President visits SE NM

March 22, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

Mayor Del Jurney and Gov. Susana Martinez greet President Barack Obama and Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar at the Roswell International Air Center, Wednesday afternoon. (Noah Vernau Photo) Air Force One came to Roswell, Wednesday, touching down at the Roswell International Air Center at approximately 5:20 p.m., the second stop for President Barack...

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Mother Nature makes waves

March 21, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

High winds create whitecaps and waves on the surface of Lake Van, Tuesday. (Mark Wilson Photo) [/auth...

Portales police arrest Roswell rape suspect

March 21, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

Portales police assisted the Roswell Police Department when they apprehended Manuel Chapa, 69. Chapa is charged with six counts of criminal sexual penetration and 22 counts of criminal sexual contact. CID obtained information that Chapa had fled to Portales...

Candidates file for 6/5 primary

March 21, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

Those with hopes of seeking election to state and county offices filed for candidacy in the June 5 primary election statewide Tuesday in Santa Fe, and at the Chaves County Administrative Center in Roswell. Ken Ortiz, chief of staff for the Office of the...

Anti-lizard rally today

March 21, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

Upon President Barack Obama’s arrival in southeastern New Mexico this afternoon, citizens opposed to the possible listing of the dunes sagebrush lizard as an endangered species will gather in protest at 3 p.m., today, in the south field of the International...

Could we be facing another Dust Bowl?

March 21, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

Tuesday’s winds reached in excess of 44 mph, and visibility in some areas of Roswell was less than a few feet because of the dust. However, the areas were isolated. In the past several weeks, though, according to the National Weather Service, the winds have...

More ‘Prime Time’ to come

March 20, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

Members of Prime Time, a group from Oklahoma, perform at the First Baptist Church, 500 N. Pennsylvania Ave., Monday evening. The group will put on two more live performances Tuesday and Wednesday from 6 to 7 p.m., at First Baptist. The performances feature...

NM GOP holds pre-primary convention

March 20, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

More than 750 delegates, voting in person and by proxy, ensured that the names of many of the Republican candidates running in New Mexico’s primary election were automatically placed on the ballot. The Republican Party of New Mexico held its pre-primary...

Appleseed keeps rifleman tradition alive

March 18, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

Shooters participate in the Roswell Gun Club Appleseed Marksmanship Clinic, Saturday, at the Roswell Gun Club range. (Mark Wilson Photo) The Revolutionary War Veterans Association fired off the first day of its Appleseed Marksmanship Clinic, Saturday, at the...

Wag-n-Walk howling success

March 18, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

Foxy gets a lift from owner Brittant Tempero during The Rio Pecos Kennel Club’s 6th annual Shamrock Wag-n-Walk at Cahoon Park, Saturday morning. (Mark Wilson Photo) Every dog has his day—and for Roswell canines, that day was full of treats and St....