Girl power

December 15, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off

Missouri Avenue Elementary fourth-grade students Emma Munoz and Misha Henthorn led a food drive at the school and collected more than 1,300 cans for a local food bank. The can goods will be delivered to the Good Samaritan food bank just in time to help out for holiday needs. (Submitted Photo) [/auth...

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New McDonald’s to open Tuesday, bringing 70 jobs

December 14, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off

Area Supervisor Danny Kemp, Store Manager Jouanna Lara, Owner Operator John Snowberger and Director of Operations Cedric Cota were all at the new McDonald’s on Thursday preparing for the grand opening of the new store, which will start serving customers at...


Wreaths worldwide honor vets during the holiday season

December 14, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off

Above: Motorcycles line up at the entrance of the Gen. Douglas L. McBride Veterans Cemetery Saturday morning. Patriot Guard Riders, American Legion Post 28 Legion Riders, the Vietnam Veterans of America and many other motorcyclists helped lead the way to the...


‘More joys than challenges’: Down Syndrome Foundation grows under Holman’s leadership

December 14, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off

Roswell native Missy Holman is executive director of the Southeast Down Syndrome Foundation. (Timothy P. Howsare Photo)   Interior design may seem like an unlikely skill set for someone who oversees a nonprofit agency. But for Missy Holman, who has...


Early college program looking for new students

December 14, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off

The early college program at University High School took off this school year and the program is ready for more eager students who wish to get a jump-start on their college careers. Porter Cutrell, principal at University High School, said there are about 250...


Folklorico puts on a show

December 14, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off

The annual holiday show, presented by Roswell Folklorico, took place Saturday afternoon at the Roswell Mall. The area in front of Bealls was packed with family members and spectators as children and adults danced through the regions of Chihuahua, Guerrero,...


Cadets involved in NMMI attack no longer enrolled

December 13, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off

Three recent cadets at New Mexico Military Institute implicated or involved in a ninja-style attack on the campus last month are no longer on the roster of cadets. Ejiroghene Sipho Michael Adjekuko, 19, of Atlanta, and Chance Butler, 16, of Pampa, Texas, were...

Congrats grads!

December 13, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off

Dylanne Petros Photos Above: A recent ENMU-R graduate celebrates with her diploma after the graduation ceremony Thursday night. Below: Melissa Juarez, the featured speaker at Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell’s winter graduation, speaks to the crowd...


Martinez announces 16 percent decrease in overdose fatalities

December 13, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off

Gov. Susana Martinez announced Friday that New Mexico’s drug overdose fatality rate decreased 16 percent between 2011 and 2013. According to the most recent data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, New Mexico’s drug overdose fatality...


Christmas tree contest underway; ends Dec. 31

December 13, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off

Roswell Toyota general manager Mike Baker and receptionist Haley Norris look over a Christmas tree decorated by Roswell High School Project Celebration. The auto dealership is sponsoring a Christmas tree decorating contest for local schools, with a $1,500...