Principal: Good things going on at Mesa Middle

August 14, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off

Kiwanian Vernon Dyer, center, visits with math teacher Linda Schultz, left, and principal Jennifer Cole, both from Mesa Middle School, on Tuesday at K-Bob’s Steakhouse. Cole and Schultz discussed the school’s programs with the Roswell Kiwanis Club. (Randal Seyler Photo)   Principal Jennifer Cole said in spite of her school’s grade dropping to a...

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Moving mounds of mud

August 14, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off

Iris Ruiz, specialist E-4, and David Hernandez, specialist E-4 from the Army National Guard build the tire climbing wall and mud pit Thursday in preparation for this weekend’s Mud Sweat and Tears obstacle race at the uncultivated area between the Noon...


Udall lauds Job Corps students

August 14, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off

U.S. Sen. Tom Udall addresses Roswell Job Corps students Wednesday. Udall told the students that Job Corps is one of the best employment programs in the country. (Jeff Tucker Photo)   Twice defeated before winning an election, U.S. Sen. Tom Udall told...


Duffey has fundraising advantage over Ortega

August 14, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off

Steve Stone Graphic   Four years ago, Republican James Duffey defeated Democrat Eloy Ortega Jr. by a single vote to win the District 1 race for Chaves County commissioner. Duffey and Ortega, both of Roswell, will square off again this November for the...


IRS repeats warning about phone scams

August 14, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) continue to hear from taxpayers who have received unsolicited calls from individuals demanding payment while fraudulently claiming to be from the IRS. Based...


New El Capitan Elementary school welcomes students; District finishing up $49.1 million in construction projects

August 14, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off

Chad Cole, assistant superintendent for finance and operations, at left, discusses ongoing construction projects with the Board of Education while board members Peggy Brewer, Mackenzie Hunt and Superintendent Tom Burris listen on Tuesday in the Roswell...


Donations of school supplies needed for second giveaway

August 14, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off

Students from the Roswell Job Corps Health Occupations program were helping Prison Door Ministry prepare for a second School Supply Giveaway, which will be held at 4 p.m. on Saturday at the Roswell Mall, said Johnny Gonzales, community volunteer and minister....


Families needed for exchange students

August 14, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off

ASSE International Student Exchange Programs (ASSE) is seeking local host families for international high school boys and girls. These students are 15 to 18 years of age, and are coming to this area for the upcoming high school year or semester. These...


City sees gas price war

August 12, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off

Top: The Chisum Travel Center just north of city limits was one of several locations in Roswell Tuesday where regular gas could be purchased for $2.99 a gallon. Above left: On Saturday, gas was as low as $2.89 at the Allsup’s convenience store at North Main...


Attorney: Women still face pay challenges, discrimination

August 12, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off

Dr. Susan Scott, left, discusses equality and women’s pay while guest speakers Paige Duhamel, center, and Pamelya Herndon, executive director of the Southwest Women’s Law Center, listen during a program on Monday at the Roswell Public Library. The program...