Carlsbad Caverns invites public to help clean the cave

September 23, 2016 • Local NewsComments (0)

More than a few dust bunnies collect over the course of a year at Carlsbad Caverns. If you’re a clean freak, here is your opportunity to help clean up the Caverns. (Submitted Photo) CARLSBAD — Have you ever wondered how Carlsbad Caverns is kept clean of lint, dust and other debris? With hundreds of thousands of visitors each year, the cavern...

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School honors first responders

September 23, 2016 • Local NewsComments (0)

Students at Military Heights Elementary School presented handmade thank you cards to fire, law enforcement, emergency medical workers and military personnel during a First Responders Appreciation celebration Friday afternoon at the school. The event...


Pool contractor considers Cahoon cracks “not a big deal,” tour video shows

September 23, 2016 • Local NewsComments (0)

Some of the local residents talk about Cahoon pool as they tour it earlier this week. From left are Harold Dean, Sue Ferguson, Perry Toles and Tom Jennings. (Tom McDonald Photo) A local pool contractor, Harold Dean, said it is “not that a big of a deal”...


Gormley heads library — for now

September 23, 2016 • Local NewsComments (0)

Matthew Gormley, adult services librarian, is serving as interim library director until the top position is filled. (Lisa Dunlap Photo) Matthew Gormley headed up his first meeting of the Roswell Public Library Board of Trustees Thursday afternoon while...


Employers searching for older employees

September 23, 2016 • Local NewsComments (0)

A hiring event for older workers will be held Tuesday afternoon at Roswell’s Senior Circle. The event will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Senior Circle at 2801 N. Main St. Job seekers are encouraged to bring their resumes. Refreshments and door prizes will...


City dragstrip lands long-term deal; Alien City Dragway granted gracious lease by council committee

September 22, 2016 • Local NewsComments (0)

Alien City Dragway has received initial approval for a long-term lease to continue hosting drag racing events on a 35-acre parcel on the eastern fringe of the Roswell International Air Center. Dragway promoters said the racing events spur economic...


Leprino Foods shows its civic side at festival

September 22, 2016 • Local NewsComments (0)

Leprino Foods workers monitor part of the whey processing steps. Photos and videos inside the plant are restricted to safeguard some of the patented procedures and equipment used by the global corporation in its production of cheese and dairy by-products...


Chile Cheese Festival honors local agriculture

September 22, 2016 • Local NewsComments (0)

A scene from a recent Chile Cheese Festival at the Roswell Convention and Civic Center. (File Photo) Roswell’s annual Chile Cheese Festival will take place Sept. 23 and 24 at the Roswell Convention and Civic Center. The aroma of freshly roasted chiles...


Local Briefs

September 22, 2016 • Local NewsComments (0)

Iris sale at Farmers Market The Pecos Valley Iris Society will be selling iris rhizomes at the Farmers Market on Saturday from 7 to 11 a.m. on the front lawn of the Chaves County Courthouse. Beautiful spring flowers at low prices are waiting for you. For more...


Superintendent: Evaluations won’t hurt educators; Support is available to teachers who may need help raising their scores

September 21, 2016 • Local NewsComments (0)

Last week, the Roswell Independent School District received teacher evaluations from the Public Education Department, and teachers have been voicing frustrations over their evaluations. RISD Superintendent Tom Burris said the evaluations are used as tools for...