County taxes going up for water right purchases

September 30, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

The Chaves County Commission has approved higher property tax rates for 2014, although the commissioners said they had little to do with raising taxes. The commissioners on Sept. 18 approved imposing real property tax rates certified by the New Mexico Department of Finance and Administration. The new rates include a doubling of the mill levy [&hellip...

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Paradin’ around town

September 30, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

The sun shone brightly Monday morning as a spectacular parade kicked off this year’s Eastern New Mexico State Fair. Schools were closed and it seemed like everyone in town was either in the parade, or standing along the street watching it. The parade lasted...


Longtime community advocate Jane Batson dies

September 30, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Batson   Jane Batson, longtime community volunteer and advocate, died Saturday morning. “It is a great loss for our community, she worked tirelessly in many areas to make our community better,” said Paula Camp, coordinator of Healthy Kids of Chaves...


Pearce accepting military academy applications

September 30, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Congressman Steve Pearce is inviting high school seniors residing in New Mexico’s Second Congressional District to apply for nominations to U.S. military academies. Applications for the U.S. Air Force Academy, the U.S. Naval Academy, the U.S. Military...


Gunman arrested after police standoff

September 30, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

The Roswell Police Department responded to a standoff with an armed man Monday, although the suspect was reportedly apprehended without injuries. The incident occurred at a house in the 700 block of Richardson Avenue shortly after noon and lasted several...


University offers Crossfit to students

September 30, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Tabitha Denny is now offering her CrossFit class to ENMU-R students at her gym in Roswell. (Randal Seyler Photo)   Students at Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell now have an extra fitness option — CrossFit. The university began offering CrossFit...


2014 ENMSF Parade winners

September 30, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

(Timothy P. Howsare Photos)   Youth organization Float: Girl Scout Troupe 31 Cheer/football: RYFL Bears 9-10 Middle school Band: Mesa Middle School Cheer: Sierra Middle School High school Band: Roswell High School Cheer: Roswell High School Dance:...


Daily Record wins 11 state press awards

September 28, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Employees of the Daily Record traveled to Albuquerque for the New Mexico Press Association annual convention where the paper won 11 state press association awards including first place for breaking news story, first place for investigative reporting and first...


Mayor discusses military surplus, drainage

September 28, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Mayor Dennis Kintigh stopped by the Roswell Daily Record office on Thursday for his monthly round table meeting with the editorial staff. The main topics of the discussion, as suggested by our readers, were the city’s use of surplus military equipment and...


Hale retires from music ministry at Grace Community Church

September 28, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Hale   By Shannon Seyler Special to the Record   Mary Hale, a professional musician who has worked with church music in Roswell for 34 years, is officially passing the baton to a new director. Following her retirement on Friday, she’ll be turning...