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City gives OK for veterans cemetery

June 24, 2012 • Local NewsComments (1)

Bert Eldridge kneels in front of property adjacent to South Park Cemetery that will eventually become a veterans cemetery. Those wishing more information are welcome to contact Eldridge at 575-914-1250. Mark Wilson Photo The city of Roswell gave the final go ahead, Thursday, for the development of a new veterans cemetery in the city, which [&hellip...

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Hispano Chamber honors Burrolas at banquet

June 24, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

Traditional Folklorico dancers entertain guests during the Roswell Hispano Chamber of Commerce 2012 annual awards banquet at First Baptist Church, Friday evening. Mark Wilson Photo The Roswell Hispano Chamber of Commerce celebrated 25 years in business at its...

A whole ’nother culture

June 24, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

A zombie flash mob dances to Michael Jackson’s Thriller during kick-off ceremonies for the Roswell Cosmic-Con and Film Fest at the Roswell Civic Center, Saturday morning. Mark Wilson Photo Participants of the Roswell Cosmic-Con and Film Fest paved a path...

Elton Dilbeck preached first sermon to please his mom

June 23, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

The Rev. Elton Dilbeck preached first sermon to please his mother. And he was hooked! Noah Vernau Photo When Elton Dilbeck was a young man, his mother tried everything she could to persuade her son to become a preacher. After one foundered attempt after...

Cosmic-Con kicks off with costumes

June 23, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

Costumed youngsters participate in the Famous Monsters of Filmland Cosmic-Con Kick-Off: Costumed Event at Spring River Park and Zoo, Friday. Mark Wilson Photo The Roswell Cosmic-Con and Film Fest is well underway, and has already provided participants a...

County approves rezone requests

June 22, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

After the withdrawal of a motion to deny the request, the County Commission unanimously approved a rezone to agricultural from an industrial/commercial district, but not before Commissioner Greg Nibert requested that Planning and Zoning Director Marlin...

Statewide burn ban

June 22, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

A statewide burn ban has been issued to New Mexico’s 33 counties restricting smoking, fireworks, campfires, open burning and open fires. The ban, which became effective June 12, was issued by the New Mexico State Forestry Division. A press release from the...

CFCC honors grassroots organizer Frank Sanchez

June 22, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

Frank Sanchez, right, visits with R.G. Bobby Villegas, center, and Matthew Villegas at the Anderson Museum of Contemporary Art, Thursday. Noah Vernau Photo The Community Foundation of Chaves County held its third annual Community Foundation Honors event...

Little Bear: 42, 995 acres, 60%contained

June 22, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

The Little Bear fire caused the closure of State Highway 48 near Alto, June 9. Mark Wilson Photo Firefighters continued successful burnout operations along the west side of the Little Bear fire, which as of Thursday had consumed 42,995 acres and was 60...

‘Hot enough for ya?’

June 22, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

A dragonfly rests on a branch during the morning hours at Bitter Lake National Wildlife Refuge, Tuesday. Mark Wilson Photo [/auth...