Sweets for soldiers

March 12, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Nicole Vargas accepts a donation of candy bars on behalf of Adopt a Soldier and Wounded Warrior of New Mexico from Walgreens and assistant store manager Manuel Roman, Wednesday. Walgreens has sold more than $2,100 worth of candy bars that will be distributed to soldiers in Afghanistan and to the Wounded Warrior project. (Mark Wilson [&hellip...

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Roswell man in dire need of liver transplant

March 12, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Retired Roswell middle school teacher Andrea Tafoya shows a photo of her son, Fidel Alarcon, on Wednesday. Alarcon, who is in need of an emergency liver transplant, has seen his weight drop from 310 pounds to a little more than 160 pounds in the past year,...


Prison ministry event set for weekend

March 12, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Johnny Gonzales will bring his prison ministry back to Roswell Correctional Center this weekend with the help of about 100 volunteers. Prison Door Ministries holds its annual tent ministry for the hundreds of inmates at the state correctional center, bringing...


Chaves County candidates file for primary

March 11, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Will Cavin, a Republican, is running unopposed for County Commission Dist. 5. Commissioner Greg Nibert, right, cannot run for a third term due to term limits. (Jill McLaughlin Photo) County candidates officially filed for primary election Tuesday, with 13...


Reins for Life to receive some movie proceeds

March 11, 2014 • Local NewsComments (1)

Dr. Leonard Blach, center, and Mark Allen, far right, co-owners of 2009 Kentucky Derby champion Mine That Bird, along with Allen’s assistant, Don England, second from left, met with Cecelia McCraw of Galaxy 8, left, and Terry Bogle of Reins for Life (on...


DOE approves WIPP workforce proposal

March 11, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Nuclear Waste Partnership submitted a plan on Monday to the U.S. Department of Energy to fully utilize the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant workforce to lead recovery activities from two recent incidents. The DOE approved the plan outlined by NWP on Tuesday,...


Officer dragged by vehicle during traffic stop

March 11, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Rudloff One Roswell Police officer was dragged 30 feet by a vehicle and two patrol units were damaged when officials attempted to catch a male subject, identified as Brian Rudloff, 36, of Odessa, Texas. According to a news release, the incident occurred...


Training session teaches about courthouse dogs

March 11, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Courthouse dogs Molly, left, and Max get acclimated to the Chaves County Courthouse as the 5th Judicial District Attorney’s Office hosted a training session, Wednesday. (Mark Wilson Photo) Courthouse dogs Molly B. and Max held their debut in District...


Genealogical Society to meet

March 11, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

The Roswell Genealogical Society will meet at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday at the Wilson-Cobb History & Genealogy Research Library, 301 S. Richardson. The program will be a webinar, “Colonial Immigrants: Who They Were and Where They Came From,” presented by...

Absent New Mexico lawmaker says he’s returning pay

March 11, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico legislator says he plans to return thousands of dollars of daily expense pay that he received for the recent legislative session that he missed because of health problems. Ep. Phillip Archuleta says he missed the 30-day...