Activist is more than just a statistic

August 13, 2016 • Local NewsComments (0)

Martinez Would it be better to be a Phi Theta Kappa vice president with a scholarship from the governor of the state, or be a mom at age 16? Jeneva Martinez has been both, and she has become so much more. She went on to give the graduation speech at her college graduation ceremony. “That’s [&hellip...

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2016 United Way kicks off Tuesday

August 13, 2016 • Local NewsComments (0)

Karen Griffo, left, and Karen Melton are the Chaves County United Way campaign chairs for 2016. (Submitted Photo) The Chaves County United Way will kick off its 2016 campaign Tuesday with a lunch beginning at 11:30 a.m. at the Roswell Civic & Convention...


Food, crafts at Farmers’ Market

August 13, 2016 • Local NewsComments (0)

A crafts table keeps youngsters busy, which allows mom and dad time to check out the fresh fruit and vegetables at the Farmer’s Country Market on the Chaves County Courthouse lawn on Aug. 6. Farmer’s Market coordinator Jesse Hansen told the...


Lucero sentenced for 2014 murder; Maximum given to man convicted in stabbing, shooting case

August 13, 2016 • Local NewsComments (0)

Steven Lee Lucero, left, heard at his Friday sentencing hearing before Judge Kea Riggs that he was sentenced to the maximum term, 40 years in prison, for the 2014 murder of Isaiah Sanchez. He is shown with his defense attorney, Robert E. Tangora of Santa...


Music, hugs, handshakes and goals mark start of school year

August 13, 2016 • Local NewsComments (0)

The Goddard High School band greets students Friday as they arrive for their first day at Del Norte Elementary School. (Shawn Naranjo Photo) For Roswell Independent School District students, Friday was the first day of school. At Del Norte Elementary on North...


Red? Green? There’s no wrong choice

August 13, 2016 • Local NewsComments (0)

A lone worker harvests green chiles at Graves Farms, south of Roswell. (Chris Stock Photo) Chile season is New Mexico’s fifth season. It starts just after summer begins to cool down, and goes into the warmest days of autumn. When New Mexicans go from...


Soules seeking to unseat Steve Pearce; Democrat says it’s time for feds to let go of marijuana

August 13, 2016 • Local NewsComments (0)

Merrie Lee Soules, a Democratic candidate for Congress, stops for a photo beside her campaign bus in Roswell Friday. Soules, of Las Cruces, is running against U.S. Rep. Steve Pearce, R-Hobbs, for the 2nd congressional district that encompasses the...


City manager deal approved by split vote; Some councilors express sticker shock to $106 hourly contract

August 11, 2016 • Local NewsComments (0)

With some city councilors expressing concerns about the costs, and another saying the city should have recruited locally, the Roswell City Council by a 7-3 vote approved an agreement Thursday night to pay a consulting firm a hefty fee to provide a seasoned...


Background checks for RISD employees now a requirement

August 11, 2016 • Local NewsComments (0)

At Tuesday’s Roswell Independent School District Board meeting, board member Nicole Austin, (D-2), had strong words to say after Tamie Partas, assistant superintendent of Human Resources, presented the first reading of a change to policy 3135 that deals...


Library aide hits milestone

August 11, 2016 • Local NewsComments (0)

Roswell High School’s Corine Smolkey was recognized Monday during the opening of the school year at Pearson Auditorium. A library aide, Smolkey has worked at RISD since 1976, 40 years. Pictured from left, RISD school board secretary Reuben Sanchez, board...