Online petition circulates criticizing school decision

January 11, 2017 • Local NewsComments (0)

Goddard High School junior Tristan Herring says he wants his petition to encourage the district to make decisions differently in the future when it comes to snow days. (Submitted Photo) A Goddard High School student is urging others to sign an online petition protesting the decision Friday to keep local schools open, which he alleges [&hellip...

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Trees ‘leave’ mess, city takes charge

January 11, 2017 • Local NewsComments (0)

A city worker rakes leaves Tuesday morning at the curb on North Montana Avenue. (Curtis Michaels Photo)...


JOY Writers share their art

January 11, 2017 • Local NewsComments (0)

JOY Writers will start its 17th series of public readings at the Roswell Museum and Art Center 2 p.m. Sunday at the Bassett Auditorium in the Roswell Museum and Art Center. Now in its 18th year as a working writers’ cadre, the group has several published...


United Way annual meeting Jan. 17

January 11, 2017 • Local NewsComments (0)

Chaves United Way’s annual meeting is scheduled for Tuesday at 11:30 a.m. at the Roswell Convention & Civic Center. Campaign chairs Karen Griffo and Karen Rogers Melton will be announcing the amount raised during their 2016 campaign. Peppers Grill &...


DWI arrest in Chaves County

January 11, 2017 • Local NewsComments (0)

In an attempt to make a real effort to reduce drunk driving in Chaves County, the Chaves County Sheriff’s Office, the New Mexico State Police and the Roswell Police Department have agreed to furnish on a timely basis the photos and identifiers of all...


Extension service offers master gardener classes beginning Jan. 20

January 11, 2017 • Local NewsComments (0)

The Chaves County Cooperative Extension Service is offering a 13-week master gardener course that will be held every Friday from Jan. 20 to April 21. The times are 9 a.m. to noon and the course will be held at the Chaves County Extension Auditorium, 200 E....


Roswell Ford keeps promise to CASA

January 11, 2017 • Local NewsComments (0)

Carrie-Leigh Cloutier, executive director of the Chaves County CASA program, is joined by Hamlet, Emma and Ben, the CASA courthouse dogs, as she accepts a $5,000 check from Chris Cordero, owner of Roswell Ford. Cordero was making good on his commitment to...


Prior Artesia felon gets federal sentence

January 11, 2017 • Local NewsComments (0)

A 34-year-old Artesia man was sentenced Wednesday in federal court in Las Cruces to 57 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release for his conviction on methamphetamine trafficking and firearms charges. Floyd Albert Sherrell was arrested on...


Burris: State wants more funding for Del Norte project

January 10, 2017 • Local NewsComments (0)

The state has asked the school district to increase its contribution to a $8 million school renovation project, Superintendent Tom Burris says. He is shown here at a recent school board meeting with board member Mona Kirk. (Bethany Freudenthal Photo) The...


Land reclassification questions fly at county meeting about BLM plan

January 10, 2017 • Local NewsComments (0)

Landowner Jens Klingshirn says up to 100 days of military training occur in Chaves County in areas the Bureau of Land Management has proposed to manage as “lands with wilderness characteristics,” meaning that they have little human or mechanized...