Vendettas create complications in the justice system

December 15, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

The cycle of vendetta and revenge has a profound influence, not only on families, but also on the court system. Fear of victims and witnesses being caught in the crossfire affect both law enforcement and the District Attorney’s office and how they must operate. Criminal complaints read like a “who’s who” of crime, with the [&hellip...

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Army vet Espinoza now helps others get needed benefits

December 15, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Espinoza Army veteran Eric Espinoza arrived in Roswell a year ago to begin work for the Wounded Warrior Program for the U.S. House of Representatives, and has since traveled across the region helping other veterans get the services they need. But his most...


Santa brings cheer to Center City

December 15, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Santa and his elf Jaida Chavez, 10, journeyed from the North Pole on his motorcycle to visit kids at Center City Bowling Lanes, Saturday. (Amy Vogelsang Photo) Continued sightings of Santa have been reported around Roswell — Saturday, he was seen outside...


Roswell youth try for spots in nat’l Hoop Shoot competition

December 15, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Bryce Sanchez, 8, readies his stance before shooting a basketball during his first year competing in the annual Elks Lodge Hoop Shoot, Saturday. (Amy Vogelsang Photo) The gym is silent except for the echo of a basketball as it is dribbled before the hoop. He...


Pye, caretaker of Starchild skull, dies

December 13, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Lloyd Pye handles the Starchild skull in a photo posted to Facebook in 2010. (Courtesy Photo) Fringe scientific researcher and author Lloyd Pye passed away at the age of 67 earlier this week. Pye died in the presence of family Monday in Destin, Fla.,...


Wagon rides earn money for kids

December 13, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Mid-Day Lions Annual Horse Drawn Carriage Rides led by Betsy and Zeke prepare to disembark for the Christmas Lights Wagon Ride, Friday evening. (Mark Wilson Photo) The first riders at this year’s old-fashioned horse drawn wagon rides, held by the Roswell...


County, FEMA assess flood damage repairs

December 13, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Chaves County road staff met with officials from the Federal Emergency Management Agency this week to assess damages to county roads sustained during September’s flooding events. West Country Club Road near Adobe Mesa Road, seen here, sustained some of...


Posada performance

December 13, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Danza de los Matachines perform during the Goddard High School’s Spanish Club presentation of Posada 2013 at the GHS Little Theater, recently. (Mark Wilson Photo)...


Most of city’s homicides are revenge driven

December 13, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Most of the homicides that occur in Roswell stem from two potential sources, domestic disputes or revenge killings. As Police Chief Phil Smith said in a recent Police Committee meeting: “Killings in Roswell are not random events.” Most subjects know their...


Roswell’s Most Wanted: Erica Peterson, John Anthony Ornelas

December 13, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Erica Peterson (Left), 25, is wanted for probation violation on original charges of robbery and receiving stolen property. She is 5 feet, 5 inches tall, 110 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes. John Anthony Ornelas (Right), 35, is wanted for probation...