UFO researcher Stanton Friedman retires; Nuclear physicist who put Roswell on the map will speak at UFO Festival


This year will be the last time the public can meet the man who brought Roswell to the attention of the world. Nuclear physicist and UFO researcher Stanton Friedman is retiring.

Regional authority opens Eunice housing units


The area’s regional public housing authority has completed a new housing complex in Lea County.

Authorities investigate woman’s alleged homicide

The vehicle of a Chaves County Sheriff’s deputy blocks traffic at the corner of West Gallina and Sarsaparilla roads Thursday afternoon. According to Chaves County Sheriff Britt Snyder, a woman’s body was found in an isolated area along Commerce Avenue, which appears to be a shooting death. (Trevier Gonzalez Photo)

Authorities are investigating what has been presumed as a shooting homicide north of Roswell.

Chaves County residents learn Weather 101


Potential Chaves County storm weather spotters learned all sorts of weather terms during two training classes held Tuesday at New Mexico Military Institute.

Spring in full bloom at City Hall

Spring was decorating City Hall with petals and warm winds on Thursday afternoon. The City Council and city staff gathered in the evening for a special workshop led by City Manager Joe Neeb, Planning Manager Bill Morris and City Engineer Louis Najar. (Alison Penn Photo)

March to protest gun violence in Roswell Saturday


Concerned citizens of Roswell and surrounding areas will march to protest gun violence this Saturday.

RDR All Chaves County District 4-5A Girls Basketball Team

Bailey Beene

Building a team for the future

During the 2018 Teen Leadership Institute on Wednesday, students participated in many activities and obstacle courses to build their skills toward becoming a leader and learned the importance of working as a team. Hannah Robertson of Leadership Roswell said 40 local junior and senior students were chosen to participate in 2018 Teen Leadership Institute hosted at NMMI by Leadership Roswell Association with sponsors from ENMU-R and NMMI. They participated in a full day of leadership training. At the end of the day, three students were awarded scholarships amounting to $2,000 to the college of their choice. Roswell is full of teen leaders and these students were eager to learn, participate and work as a team, Robertson said. (Submitted Photo)
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New wheels for Boys & Girls Club

Sherry Mumford, executive director of the United Way of Chaves County, hands over keys to Natasha Welt, resource development coordinator of Boys & Girls Clubs of Sierra Blanca. The United Way donated the brand new van to the club to help transport members after school to the facility. The Roswell Boys & Girls Club appreciates the United Way and their support for the positive things happening at that location. (Submitted Photo)

Editorial cartoon 3-23-18

(Cartoon drawn by Eddie Macias)

Milton (Milt) Edward Paul


Milton (Milt) Edward Paul, 78, of Roswell, New Mexico, passed away on February 5, 2018, in his home of heart related issues. Milt was born in Takoma Park, Maryland on January 14, 1940.
Milt served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War as a Medical Evacuation Helicopter pilot, and received the The US Air Medal for heroism in 1968. Upon ending his military service with the rank of Chief Warrant Officer II, Milt used his charisma and vibrant energy developing a career in Sales.
Milt is preceded in death by his parents, Edgar and Hazel Paul; as well as his sister, Stella, and brother Jimmy.
Milt is survived by his son and daughter (Jeff and Wendy), along with brothers Gordon and Teddy, and many grand children, nieces, and nephews, and the rest of his family and friends.

John I. Herring


Services are pending at LaGrone Funeral Chapel for John I. Herring, age 98, formerly of Roswell, who passed away Thursday, March 22, 2018 at his home in Denton, TX.
A further announcement will be made once arrangements have been finalized.
Arrangements are under the personal care of LaGrone Funeral Chapel. Online condolences may be made at www.lagronefuneralchapels.com.

Ventriloquist Kevin Johnson to perform in Alamogordo


March 23

Loyola beats Nevada 69-68, continues improbable NCAA run

Loyola-Chicago guard Marques Townes (5) moves to the hoop as Nevada forward Cody Martin (11) defends during the second half of a regional semifinal NCAA college basketball game, Thursday, March 22, 2018, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

ATLANTA (AP) — With Loyola-Chicago clinging to a one-point lead and only 6.3 seconds remaining, Marques Townes sank a 3-pointer from in front of the Ramblers’ bench to continue their improbable NCAA Tournament run.

Jets’ Trumaine Johnson feels no pressure with big contract

In this Dec. 10, 2017, file photo, Los Angeles Rams cornerback Trumaine Johnson, right, defends a pass intended for Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Alshon Jeffery during the first half of an NFL football game in Los Angeles. The New York Jets have signed former Rams cornerback Trumaine Johnson to a five-year, $72.5 million contract. (AP Photo/Kelvin Kuo, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — Trumaine Johnson has a huge contract and even bigger expectations from the Jets and their fans.

Rhode Island’s Dan Hurley to coach UConn team under inquiry

In this Feb. 13, 2018, file photo, Rhode Island head coach Dan Hurley tries to pump up the crowd after his team went on a run during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Richmond, in Kingston, R.I. Rhode Island head basketball coach Dan Hurley has agreed to become the head coach at the University of Connecticut. Hurley replaces Kevin Ollie, who was fired earlier this month. UConn made the announcement Thursday morning, March 22, 2018, in a Tweet.(AP Photo/Stew Milne, File)

STORRS, Conn. (AP) — Dan Hurley became a hot commodity after coaching Rhode Island to two straight NCAA Tournaments. On Thursday, he left for a bigger name in New England basketball.

AP sources: Ibrahimovic to leave Man United, join LA Galaxy

In this Dec. 26, 2016, file photo, Manchester United's Zlatan Ibrahimovic, left, celebrates after scoring his side's second goal during an English Premier League soccer match against Sunderland at Old Trafford in Manchester, England. Sources with knowledge of the deal say Ibrahimovic has signed a two-year contract with Major League Soccer to leave Manchester United and join the LA Galaxy. The sources spoke to The Associated Press on the condition of anonymity Thursday, March 22, 2018, because the deal had not been announced. The agreement was first reported by the Los Angeles Times. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira, File)

Zlatan Ibrahimovic has signed a two-year contract with Major League Soccer to leave Manchester United and join the LA Galaxy, two people with knowledge of the deal told The Associated Press.

Starting goaltenders battling fatigue as playoffs loom

Los Angeles Kings goaltender Jonathan Quick watches a shot deflect away during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Washington Capitals, Thursday, March 8, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Behind the mask is a mind filled with a web of a thousand thoughts, worries and a singular focus of what it takes to win a game.

New Mexico lawmakers call for task force on school safety


ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Some of New Mexico’s most influential lawmakers on Thursday proposed creating a task force to explore the challenges of school violence and classroom security after hearing from top law enforcement officers and administrators from a district where two students were shot and killed in December.

Environmentalists seek to block New Mexico border wall work

In this Jan. 4, 2016 file photo, a U.S. Border Patrol agent drives near the U.S.-Mexico border fence in Santa Teresa, N.M. A coalition of environment groups is seeking to stop work to replace existing vehicle barriers along the U.S.-Mexico border in southern New Mexico. The groups filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court on Thursday, March 22, 2018, claiming the U.S. Department of Homeland Security does not have authority to waive environmental laws as a way to speed construction along a 20-mile stretch near the Santa Teresa port of entry.(AP Photo/Russell Contreras, File)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A coalition of environment groups filed a lawsuit Thursday seeking to stop work to replace existing vehicle barriers along the U.S.-Mexico border in southern New Mexico.


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