Elvis has left the driveway; Resident Steve Elrod says he met Presley growing up across the street from Graceland

August 28, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Steve Elrod with some of the Elvis memorabilia recently sent to him by his mother. (Timothy P. Howsare Photo)   To the world, he was “The King,” but to Steve Elrod and the other teenage boys who he played football with, Elvis Presley was the friendly neighbor who lived across the street. Elrod and his [&hellip...

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Man acquitted of child molestation charges

August 28, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Shay Dickinson (Photo from   A Roswell man who had pleaded no contest to molestation charges involving three young girls has been found not guilty on all charges during two jury trials in 5th Judicial District court in Roswell. Shay...


Man beaten, stabbed for firing dairy employee; 2 brothers, suspects, arrested

August 28, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

A Chaves County man was beaten and stabbed on Tuesday by masked attackers after he was tasked with firing one of the suspected attackers from his job at a local dairy. Chaves County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to the Cheyenne II Dairy, located at...


Wiggins, Peterson honored

August 27, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Kim Wiggins, left, and Dorothy Peterson were honored at the Historical Society for Southeast New Mexico’s 33rd annual Heritage Award Dinner at the Roswell Civic Center. Each year, the historical society honors members of the community who have made a...


Commissioners deny rezoning request again

August 27, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Bill Shepard discusses his zoning request with the city Planning and Zoning Commissioners during Tuesday night’s meeting at City Hall. The commissioners voted 4-2 to deny Shepard’s request for a second time. (Randal Seyler Photo)   The Planning and...


Luncheon raises funds for Walk to End Alzheimer’s

August 27, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

The fundraiser for the New Mexico Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association was held at the Elks Lodge on Monday and featured a brisket lunch. The group hoped to raise $3,000 to support the Walk to End Alzheimer’s. (Submitted Photos) Comfort Keepers of...


Principal: Over 1,400 students at Roswell High

August 27, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Roswell High School Principal Ruben Bolanos discusses the start of the new school year with the Kiwanis Club on Tuesday. As of Tuesday, RHS had 1,409 students enrolled, he said. (Randal Seyler Photo)   The hallways of Roswell High School are teeming with...


Nason selected for nat’l fire officer program

August 27, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Nason   The interim director of the Emergency Medical Services program at Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell was recently accepted into the United States Fire Administration/National Fire Academy Executive Fire Officer Program. “The education he...


Trial set for alleged Roswell teenage rapist

August 26, 2014 • Local NewsComments (1)

Whiteside   A December trial date has been set for a Roswell man charged with breaking into a neighbor’s home near Spring River Park and Zoo in January and raping and savagely beating a woman before leaving her for dead. Roswell police said Kenneth...


How much for that big one, Mommy?

August 26, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

A watermelon catches the attention of 10-month-old Nahomi Aguirre while her parents, Rutilio Aguirre, left, and Yajaira Perez, look on. Perez is a cashier at Graves Farm and Garden which wasparticipating at the Farmers and Gardeners Market at Fourth and Main...