Mormon founder had teen bride during polygamy days

October 24, 2014 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE- In this Sept. 3, 2014, file photo, shows flowers blooming in front of the Salt Lake Temple. in Temple Square, in Salt Lake City. Mormon church founder Joseph Smith had an underage bride and was married to other men’s wives during the early days of the faith when polygamy was practiced, a new church [&hellip...

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US State Department confirms ILEA West Africa cancellations

October 24, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich speaks to delegates from Bulgaria, Kosovo and Macedonia, July 18, at the International Law Enforcement Academy in Roswell. In the background, in the enclosed room, are translators for the delegates. (Jeff Tucker Photo)   A...


Businesses turn out to tailgate

October 24, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Above: The Roswell Chamber of Commerce held its annual Tailgate Party on Thursday in the parking lot of the Chamber office, and numerous businesses turned out to compete for “best recipe” awards. The volunteers with “Paint the Town Pink,” the effort...


Zombies to provide thrills, chills Saturday

October 24, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Roswell’s undead will turn out Saturday for the “Thrill the World Roswell” zombie dance, which is a fundraiser for the Chaves County Cancer Fund. The walking dead fun begins at 2 p.m. at Pioneer Plaza. (Juliana Halvorson Photo)   It’s not the...


Stewart Industries president responds to claims by RIAC

October 24, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

The president and founder of Stewart Industries International responded on Thursday to the city’s claim that the company owes the city nearly a quarter of a million dollars. Company President Tom Stewart says the rent payments on all buildings at the...


NM delegation requests relief for September floods

October 24, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sens. Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich and U.S. Reps. Steve Pearce, Ben Ray Luján and Michelle Lujan Grisham sent a letter to President Obama Thursday, requesting prompt action on the state of New Mexico’s recent request for a major...


J.O.Y. Centers to receive $81,600 if Bond A passes

October 24, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Registered voters in New Mexico can choose during the upcoming election to fund upgrades for senior citizen centers throughout the state. If approved by voters, General Obligation Bond A will authorize up to $17 million to make capital expenditures for...


Burglars busted by unintended phone call

October 24, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

An alleged burglar recently called Roswell Police and made an unintended confessional regarding himself and others responsible for the crime. One of the suspects accidentally and unknowingly dialed 911 on his cellphone and, not realizing the call had been...



October 24, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Goddard High School students, from left, Britt Dixon, Jesus Melendez, Corban Stanford and Marissa Perez present “521O” to the third-graders at Washington Avenue Elementary School on Thursday, preparing for the Oct. 27 kickoff of the “Mayor’s Challenge...

NM hospital screening patients in parking lot

October 23, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

PORTALES, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s top health officials say the risk of an Ebola case in the state is low, but administrators at Roosevelt General Hospital aren’t taking any chances. Starting Friday, the rural eastern New Mexico hospital will...