Extortionist could face 10-year prison sentence; Woman admits role in extortion of prominent Roswell businessman

August 16, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

A Roswell woman faces a possible 10-year federal prison sentence in connection to a scheme to extort money from a prominent Roswell businessman with whom she had an affair. Stacy Renee Campbell, 30, was charged in August 2013 with conspiring to extort thousands of dollars from the Roswell victim. Federal authorities said Campbell and her [&hellip...

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Runners get red, blue and yellow in the face

August 16, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

(Rey Berrones Photo) An estimated 400 runners race in Roswell’s first color race on Friday evening. Runners ran through color burst stations on the course at Cielo Grande Recreation Area. The run ended at sunset with a color explosion and a glow dance...


Illegal meeting nullifies city commission vote; Property owners appeal zoning denial

August 16, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

The city Planning and Zoning Commissioners denied a zoning change request, but an illegal executive session by the commissioners nullified their decision, the Roswell City Council was told Thursday night. “I’m not pleased about what has happened,” said...


Police investigate possible homicide

August 16, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Police are investigating a homicide after a Roswell woman was found dead in a residence on the 1400 block of East Alameda Street, according to a news release from the Roswell Police Department. Officers received a 911 call at about 8:46 a.m. on Friday and...


103 graduate from Job Corps

August 16, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Roswell Job Corps Center students celebrated their success on Friday when the Job Corps held its Summer Graduation Ceremony at the Roswell Convention and Civic Center. There were 103 students receiving diplomas, and Rep. Candy Spence Ezzell of Roswell was the...


A sweet cause

August 14, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off

Miss New Mexico Jessica Burson visits Dairy Queen as part of the Miracle Treat Day, Thursday. Clients from Tobosa Developmental Services of Roswell were at Dairy Queen eating Blizzards when they got to meet Burson. One dollar from each Blizzard sold was...


Council OKs capital improvement plan; Missouri Avenue Park to become Altrusa Park

August 14, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off

Stacye Hunter, left, receives a copy of the proclamation Mayor Dennis Kintigh, right, read at Thursday’s City Council meeting, declaring Stacye Hunter Day. (Randal Seyler Photo)   The City Council approved a no-frills Infrastructure Capital Improvement...


Championship Ranch Rodeo begins tonight

August 14, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off

Ranch rodeo action returns to Roswell tonight at the Eastern New Mexico State Fairgrounds when the 26th annual Championship Ranch Rodeo kicks off at 7 p.m. (Submitted Photo)   A longstanding tradition of family fun returns to Roswell tonight when the...


County SAR volunteers well-trained to help find those who get lost in wilderness

August 14, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off

Members of Chaves County Search & Rescue discuss plans for the future during a recent regular monthly meeting. From left at the head table are Howard Hicks, treasurer; Gary Wells, secretary; Jason Burns, president; and Rick Overmier, vice-president. (Bill...


Kids get back to school

August 14, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off

Thursday was the first day of school for students in the Roswell Independent School District. Students from Goddard High, Del Norte Elementary and Mesa Middle schools are pictured on their first day. The opening of Military Heights Elementary has been delayed...