Panel recommends 5 Santa Fe lawyers for judgeship

September 21, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — An independent commission has recommended five Santa Fe lawyers to Republican Gov. Susana Martinez for possible appointment to a state district court judgeship. One of those endorsed by the nominating commission is David Thomson, who was a district judge for several months in 2010 but lost in the Democratic primary [&hellip...

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Health law separates potential GOP 2016 contenders

September 21, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this March 16, 2013, file photo, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker gestures as he speaks at the 40th annual Conservative Political Action Conference in National Harbor, Md. The potential GOP presidential candidate says a shutdown of the federal...

Cop’s credibility key to murder suspect’s retrial

September 21, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

ADVANCE FOR USE SUNDAY, SEPT. 22, 2013 AND THEREAFTER – FILE – In this Aug. 1, 2013 file photo, Debra Jean Milke attends a hearing as she awaits a retrial in the 1989 shooting death of her 4-year-old son, Christopher, at the Maricopa County...

Actor deserves individual Emmy tribute, son says

September 21, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this Aug. 21, 2012 file photo, Larry Hagman arrives for the “Dallas” launch party at a venue in central London. The Emmys will honor the late actors Hagman and Jack Klugman as part of an in memoriam package, but the two are not...


The long courtship of Byron and Pat Smith

September 20, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Pat Smith, 86, holds a photo of her late husband, Byron, from his days in the military. (Amy Vogelsang Photo) It was 1943. England’s WWII had been going on for nearly four years, and although it impacted the country as a whole, there were some who took the...


RFD receives improved ISO rating

September 20, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Roswell Fire Chief Chad Hamill, far right, Deputy Chief Devin Graham, far left, City Councilor Steve Henderson, second from far left, and Mayor Del Jurney, second from far right, stand with the firefighters of RFD Station One. (Jessica Palmer Photo) The...


Praying or preying?

September 20, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

A praying mantis walks along the top of a fence, Wednesday. (Mark Wilson Photo)...


SO seeks info on vehicle in shooting

September 20, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

The Chaves County Sheriff’s Office responded to a shooting in the county around 6:30 a.m. Friday. One man was injured. The bullet penetrated his arm and he was transported to a local hospital for treatment. The incident occurred on East Gallina Road, north...


Barncastle to run for county sheriff

September 20, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Barncastle Patrick Barncastle formally announced his candidacy for Chaves County sheriff, Friday, in the upcoming Republican primary. Barncastle said his priorities are drug-trafficking enforcement and fugitive apprehension. “Drugs are involved in the...


Public meeting set for hunting lands proposal

September 20, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

The public is invited to a meeting Wednesday to discuss the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish’s plan this year to again swap public and private lands in southwestern Chaves County for deer and Barbary sheep hunters. The meeting will be held from 6 to 9...