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Blackhawk rides help say ‘thanks’ to NG employers

June 16, 2016 • Local NewsComments (0)

National Guard soldiers and civilian employers gather near a Blackhawk helicopter in anticipation of rides on the chopper as part of an employer-appreciation event held Thursday at the Roswell International Air Center and National Guard Armory. The helicopter went up at least three times with employers who hire guardsmen and some veterans also being honored...

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Preparing for Obama family visit

June 16, 2016 • Local NewsComments (0)

A V-22 Osprey taxis along the Roswell International Air Center on Thursday in advance of President Barack Obama’s arrival on Air Force One today, in advance of the president’s afternoon trip to Carlsbad Caverns. A Secret Service and Marine Corps presence...


Rape kit backlog meetings to be held

June 16, 2016 • Local NewsComments (0)

The state auditor’s office has announced a series of upcoming meetings regarding the state’s backlog on sexual assault evidence kits, commonly referred to as rape kits. Last year, over 5,000 untested kits were identified in New Mexico. The...

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Man accused of killing wife, children in custody of INTERPOL

June 16, 2016 • Local News, NewsComments (0)

New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas said Thursday that Juan David Villegas, the Roswell man accused in Saturday’s shooting deaths of his wife and four children, is now in the custody of INTERPOL in Hermosillo, located centrally in the...


Roswell man killed in rollover crash

June 16, 2016 • Local News, NewsComments (0)

State police say a 19-year-old Roswell man was killed a single-vehicle rollover crash early Thursday on U.S. 380 east of Roswell. Daniel M. Rivera was not wearing a seatbelt and was ejected from the vehicle, according to reports. Police say Rivera sustained...


Officials discuss tragedy of domestic violence

June 16, 2016 • Local NewsComments (0)

On Saturday at about 11:15 p.m., police were called to a home in the 2300 block of Davis Avenue where they discovered the bodies of five people. Cynthia Villegas, 34, and her four daughters, Yamilen, 14, Cynthia Janeth, 11, Abby, 7 and Ida, 3, had been...


The Obamas set to land in Roswell Friday

June 16, 2016 • Local NewsComments (1)

President and family plan to visit Carlsbad Caverns President Barack Obama and his family are scheduled to land in Roswell Friday afternoon en route to a family vacation at Carlsbad Caverns. The last time Obama came through Roswell was in late March 2012....

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Animal enthusiasts drop in at Zoo Camp

June 16, 2016 • Local NewsComments (0)

Young animal lovers listen in as Marge Woods, head zookeeper, explains lemur habits during the annual Zoo Camp on Tuesday. This event has been a tradition for the past 21 years. Zoo Camp takes place every summer at the Spring River Park and Zoo and teaches...


Espinoza: New Mexicans support voter IDs

June 15, 2016 • Local NewsComments (0)

Toulouse Oliver says voter IDs are a wedge issue Refusing to be defined as a victim within a vulnerable population, Roswell’s candidate for secretary of state said Wednesday those who assert Hispanics lack the ability to obtain IDs to vote insult all...

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FAA grant to provide $2.1 million for local airport runway project

June 15, 2016 • Local NewsComments (0)

Roswell’s airport has received $21 million for a three-phase runway repair project. An FAA grant will provide $2.1 million for the final phase (Tim Howsare Photo). Roswell has received more than $2.1 million in federal funds to complete the final portion of...