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Rain doesn’t dampen UHS grads’ joy

May 23, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

University High graduates wait for their big moment at Pueblo Auditorium after a thunderstorm forced a change of venue from the Wool Bowl, Thursday evening. (Mark Wilson Photo) Support and warmth enveloped the 21 University High School graduates Thursday night inside Pueblo Auditorium as the packed audience cheered relentlessly for the students who had...

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Trial centers on calls

May 23, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

The trial of the State of New Mexico versus Jose Arias entered its fourth day, Thursday, with both the State and defense playing recorded phone calls may by Arias to his spouse Victoria Velasquez-Arias, from Chaves County Detention Center during the period of...

County approves interim budget

May 23, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

The Chaves County Board of Commissioners approved the county’s interim budget for the 2013-2014 fiscal year Thursday during a special business meeting. Last week, the board reviewed the interim budget at a workshop during its regular business meeting. One...

City backs grant application

May 23, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

During a special meeting, Thursday, City Council approved a resolution in support of an application from New Mexico MainStreet for a $100,000 grant toward the renovation of Reischman Park. Councilor Dusty Huckabee, who serves as director of MainStreet...

Road constructioni info meeting, 5/30

May 23, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

A public information meeting regarding an upcoming construction project on North Main Street will be held 6 p.m., May 30, in the Nancy Lopez Room of the Roswell Convention & Civic Center, 912 N. Main St. The meeting will offer details on the proposed work...

Walker Museum opens new exhibit

May 22, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

The Walker Aviation Museum at the Roswell International Air Center. (Mark Wilson Photo) In an effort to further educate visitors about important Cold War-era history, the Walker Aviation Museum Foundation is opening a “Peace Through Strength” exhibit...

Missouri Avenue kids dedicate school gardens to veterans

May 22, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Missouri Avenue students help plant a Veterans Honor Garden at the school, Wednesday afternoon. (Mark Wilson Photo) Students scurried around, digging eagerly in dirt barrels Wednesday to plant beans, onions and flower seeds in honor of veterans at Missouri...

Officials begin work on hazard plan

May 22, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Local and state officials met Wednesday at Roswell Fire Station No. 3 to begin the process of updating the county’s hazard mitigation plan. Hazard mitigation planning asks communities to identify hazards in terms of recurring natural events or disasters, so...

Arias trial Day 3

May 22, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Wednesday, the third day of the trial the State of New Mexico versus Jose Arias, dealt primarily with forensic evidence. Arias is charged with the May 20, 2011, shooting that resulted in the death of his wife Victoria Velasquez-Arias. Prosecutor Debra...

Locals chip in to aid in Okla. tornado relief

May 22, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

After the devastating tornado in Oklahoma, many locals chipped in Wednesday to pull together water, food, clothes and other essentials to help out the thousands who lost everything. “It crossed my mind: I’m self-employed, and I want to go help, and I’m...