Proposed beef processing plant gets initial green light

February 16, 2017 • Local NewsComments (0)

Jose A. Madrid and his daughter, Idali Madrid, listen to Chaves County commissioners discuss holding a public hearing March 16 regarding their proposed business, USA Beef Packing LLC. The company has been awarded $400,000 in state funds, but the county must hold the public hearing about whether it should enter into an agreement to accept [&hellip...

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Cowgirls gather for a cause

February 16, 2017 • Local NewsComments (0)

Above: Roswell resident MacKenzie Prince struts her stuff Thursday at Lovelace Regional Hospital’s annual Cowgirls with a Cause event, to raise awareness and funds about heart disease in women. (Bethany Freudenthal Photo) Below: Nancy Hartwick of...


Pair of closures scheduled along North Main Street

February 16, 2017 • Local NewsComments (0)

Work on the North Main Street Project will require closures next week on the east side of Main at Pine Lodge Road and at the central entrance (where the traffic lights are) to the Roswell Mall. The closures will begin Monday morning and continue through the...


Roswell schools superintendent resigns abruptly

February 16, 2017 • Local NewsComments (0)

Tom Burris Tom Burris, superintendent of the Roswell Independent School District, has resigned with more than a year left on his contract and will be on administrative leave until the effective date of his resignation June 30. At a special meeting of the RISD...


Shriners helping for 95 years

February 16, 2017 • Local NewsComments (0)

Coming up in Saturday’s Civic Servant’s story, read about young Christian Sentell and how Roswell’s Shriners help him along the way to being a strong, healthy young man. Sentell’s grandmother told the touching story and it highlights that Shriners are...


City engineer named interim city manager

February 16, 2017 • Local NewsComments (0)

Najar City engineer Louis Najar has been named the new interim city manager for Roswell, following the premature departure of interim city manager Paula Hertwig-Hopkins. Najar assumed the city manager’s post Wednesday, when Hertwig-Hopkins stepped down...


Time bill clears Senate committee; Legislation would place NM on daylight saving time year-round

February 16, 2017 • Local NewsComments (0)

Pirtle A legislative measure that would place all of New Mexico on daylight saving time year-round has cleared a Senate committee with an unanimous vote. The Mountain Daylight as Permanent New Mexico Time bill, introduced by state Sen. Cliff Pirtle, was...


Mayor lends a hand to fundraising raffle

February 16, 2017 • Local NewsComments (0)

Roswell Mayor Dennis Kintigh was at the Roswell Refuge Monday morning drawing tickets for the Refuge’s Diamond Teddy Bear raffle. Pictured with Kintigh is Stella Ross, the organization’s court advocate. (Bethany Freudenthal Photo)...


Victim identified in Tuesday’s fatal crash

February 16, 2017 • Local NewsComments (0)

New Mexico State Police on Wednesday identified the person killed in a single-vehicle accident northwest of Roswell Tuesday as 71-year-old Joseph H. Seskey of Roswell. Police said officers were dispatched to Blue Mountain Road, near the intersection with...


Homeless Coalition visits with Wings for LIFE

February 16, 2017 • Local NewsComments (0)

The Roswell Homeless Coalition gave a presentation on Sunday at the Wings for LIFE (Life-skills Imparted to Families through Education) monthly meeting at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church. The coalition is a newly formed group in Roswell working on...