Police Sergeant Attacked

August 24, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

A Roswell police sergeant was attacked, Thursday, after he answered a call about a fight on Kelly Place. Sgt. Charlie Corn was struck with what the police describe as a baton when he attempted to intercede. Other officers came to assist. Officers arrested a 15-year-old on charges of aggravated battery of a peace officer and [&hellip...

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Pen pals Woods and Tur mark 50 years of cultural exchange

August 24, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Nancy Woods, left, and Frode Pakusch Tur, of Oslo, Norway, have been pen pals for 50 years. (Jill McLaughlin Photo) Nancy Woods was 13 and living in Santa Fe when she first decided she wanted to find a pen pal abroad. She looked up the Chamber of Commerce in...


Job Corps grads given a second chance at goals

August 24, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Roswell Job Corps graduates enter Pueblo Auditorium for commencement ceremonies, Friday. (Mark Wilson Photo) As one of 125 centers nationwide, Roswell Job Corps Center participated in the third annual national commencement day Friday. Students come and go...


Roswell ESGR recognizes community

August 24, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

New Mexico Military Institute President/Superintendent Maj. Gen. Jerry Grizzle receives the 2013 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award during the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve’s Lunch with the Boss at the Daniels Leadership...

Man receives six months for 20 counts of child sexual exploitation

August 24, 2013 • Local NewsComments (2)

A Lovington man recently received a six-month sentence after pleading no contest to 20 counts of sexual exploitation of a child. The state prosecutor recommended nine years for counts one through four to run consecutively, with an additional nine years each...


Good-natured roast honors Jennings

August 23, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Tom Horan, right, gives microphone instructions to former state Sen. Tim Jennings, center, as Sen. Stuart Ingle, R-Portales, looks on during an appreciation dinner held Thursday evening in Jennings’ honor at the Roswell Convention Center. The dinner was a...

Prosecutors have much to prove in murder cases

August 23, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Chaves County Sheriff Detective Dennis Kintigh summed up the feeling of law enforcement: “Some of the frustration is the way case law works. The (higher) courts have left more people vulnerable to be victimized in defense of the accused.” For example, New...

Main Street road project nears end

August 23, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

The city’s Main Street roadway project between College Boulevard and Country Club Road is all but finished. “As of today, we’ve completed all major aspects of construction,” said project manager Francisco Sanchez Thursday. Construction crews will...

Doña Ana Co. issues gay marriage licenses

August 22, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Doña Ana County’s clerk began issuing same-sex marriage licenses Wednesday in a bold move, saying it was time to end the wait. Clerk Lynn Ellins sent a surprise email about his decision to county clerks across the state before opening his doors. “I was...


State Republicans preparing for 2014 with grassroots surge

August 22, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

John Billingsley, chairman of the New Mexico Republican Party, left, speaks with Detective Dennis Kintigh of the Chaves County Sheriff’s Office during a meeting of Republicans at Elks Lodge #969, Wednesday. (Mark Wilson Photo) New Mexico’s Republican...