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Boys, Girls State needs participants

May 11, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Roswell-area high school juniors are invited to participate in a weeklong program this summer that promises to provide them with skills in politics, leadership and networking. Veterans Memorial Hall American Legion Post 28 members hope Roswell, Dexter, Hagerman and Lake Arthur students take advantage of the opportunity this year to attend Boys State and...

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Man seeks refuge in cop’s home

May 10, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

A Roswell Police officer received a surprise Monday, when a 54-year-old male broke into his home around 5 a.m. The officer said he heard the sound of breaking glass and confronted the subject, Kenneth Oliver, with a gun. Oliver told the officer that he was...

Cheers, diplomas and fireworks

May 10, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

ENMU-R graduates prepare for commencement ceremonies at the Wool Bowl, Friday evening. (Mark Wilson Photo) Dressed in caps and gowns, more than 350 students entered a new stage of their lives Friday as they crossed the stage during Eastern New Mexico...

Weather doesn’t keep Walkers for Hope away

May 10, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Phyllis Lester and fellow cancer survivors line up to begin the fourth annual Walk for Hope Cancer Walk at Cielo Grande, Friday evening. (Mark Wilson Photo) The sea of pink, red and blue T-shirts gathered around the stage at Cielo Grande Park Friday night...

Melvin Montoya is retired, but not ready to stop working

May 10, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Melvin Montoya wears a smile and his ever-present cowboy hat. (Ilissa Gilmore Photo) A true working-man, Melvin Montoya won’t let a little thing like retirement slow him down. Though he recently retired after 26 years as road foreman at the Chaves County...

Bullying in schools Town Hall set for 5/16

May 10, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

S.O.Y. Mariachi and the Hispano Chamber of Commerce will hold a Town Hall meeting at 6:30 p.m. on May 16, at the S.O.Y. Mariachi building, 702 S. Grand Ave. The topic under discussion will be bullying in the schools. This will be the second time that the HCOC...

Council approves money apps

May 9, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

City Council approved two resolutions Thursday that will allow the city to apply for funding from the New Mexico Finance Authority. One resolution authorizes the city to apply for funds through the NMFA’s Drinking Water State Revolving Loan Fund to replace...

64 attain GED from ENMU-R Basic Ed

May 9, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Melissa Clark adjusts Amy Cook’s tassel as Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell Adult Basic Education graduates wait outside to enter the Performing Arts Center for commencement ceremonies, Thursday evening. (Mark Wilson Photo) Cheers and shouts came from...

RPD finds Patrick Smith

May 9, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Officers from the Roswell Police Department received information on the location of Patrick Smith, 49, who is considered a person of interest in the death of Lisa Smith. It is believed that the 44-year-old victim was set on fire. Officials located Smith at a...

Andrade attends D.C. conference

May 8, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Chaves County Community Development Director Charlotte Andrade was one of four individuals from New Mexico selected to present information about a continuum model the state uses to address juvenile justice issues during the recent 2013 Coalition for Juvenile...