Lady Coyotes rout Santa Teresa

Roswell High School senior Anica Dillard dribbles past a defender Friday at the Coyote Den. (David Rocha Photo)

The Roswell Coyotes and Charlie Angels dance team said goodbye to their seniors on an emotional night. Roswell took care of business on the basketball court and the Angels killed it with a new routine, as they get ready for state.

Warriors roll on; down Panthers

Gateway's Riley Arnold goes up strong as Valdemar Diaz attempts the block. (Paul Lessard Photo)

The Gateway Christian Warrior boys basketball team continued to roll as they downed a depleted Lake Arthur team 62-20 Friday night inside the Redrock Warrior Center to move to 14-4 on the season. The Warriors’ normal starters didn’t see the floor as the reserves played the entire four quarters in a game featuring future district opponents.

Alamogordo sweeps Artesia


ARTESIA — Artesia Lady Dogs Head Basketball Coach Jeff Houghtaling was happy with the crowd turnout at the Bulldog Pit Friday night.

Alton’s Power Block athletes of the week

Left- Goddard's Jonah Chavez and Right Dexter's Jaime Chavira are Alton's Athletes of the Week. Alton Shields is in the middle. (Shawn Naranjo Photo)

Regents approve ENMU positions compromise; Trial period instituted for some changes

Eastern New Mexico University President Dr. Jeff Elwell, left, and ENMU-R President Dr. John Madden, at an October meeting of the ENMU-R Branch Community College Board. (Submitted Photo)

A proposal that had caused alarm at the Roswell branch of Eastern New Mexico University has been approved by regents on a trial basis.

Felon’s found firearm outside of house fire loaded


The man who retrieved a firearm from his residence Wednesday after firefighters extinguished a fire in his home was charged with possession of a firearm or destructive device by a felon, a fourth-degree felony.

Lots cast for 2018 ballot placement


Candidates for City Council and mayor drew lots for ballot placement at City Hall on Jan. 11 and their schedules are packed with campaigning for the March 6 municipal election.

Howling in the Coyote Den

Roswell High School varsity girls basketball head coach Fernando Sanchez and his team celebrate a play during a game Friday at the Coyote Den. Roswell won 56-27. (David Rocha Photo)

For the game recap, click here.

Street accident attributed to 18-year-old’s inattentiveness

An RPD officer stands outside his vehicle, blocking traffic.

A crash report from the Roswell Police Department details the two-vehicle accident on Second Street from Thursday was caused by a young driver failing to stop at a red light.

Local consultant offers services to fill Jal vacancy

Hubert Quintana of the Southeast New Mexico Economic Development District offers to fill in temporarily for the city manager position in Jal. (Lisa Dunlap Photo)

The town of Jal is without a city manager, and a consultant with the Southeastern New Mexico Economic Development District / Council of Governments is offering to fill in until the Lea County municipality finds someone for the position.

Person on the street: How do you feel about medical marijuana dispensaries in the city?

Cathy Herrera: “No, there are people that smoke it — I don’t. I don’t support it.”

Assurance Home scholarship

Simon Polakoff and Assurance Home Executive Director Ron Malone. (Submitted Photo)

The Assurance Home Foundation recently awarded a $1,000 scholarship to Simon Polakoff who is studying for an engineering degree at New Mexico State University.

Down Syndrome education

Bethany Johnson and Norrissa Bullard receive a token of appreciation from Sunrise Optimist Club President Pat Burnett. At a recent meeting of the Sunrise Optimist Club of Roswell, Bullard, program director and Johnson, executive director of the Down Syndrome Foundation, spoke to the club about the goals, vision and the mission of the foundation. For more information on the Sunrise Optimist Club, contact Membership Chairman, Roger K. Burnett at 575-420-9420 or join us at any Wednesday morning breakfast meeting at the Red Onion at 7 a.m. (Submitted Photo)

Chamber celebrates Money Seed Marketing

Money Seed Marketing celebrated its ribbon cutting at the Roswell Chamber of Commerce on Thursday. For more information on their services please call Darius Velasquez at (661) 221-2264. Pictured, left-to-right, Roswell Redcoats Kim Ly-Vasquez, Gary Thrine, Kim Purcell, Ernie Orona, (Owner) Darius Velasquez, Roswell Redcoats Lydia Lara, Susie Roe, April Avitia and Gladys Ocon. (Submitted Photo)

Municipal Court Records


Judge Lou Mallion
Jan. 4

James F. Driessen


Services are pending at LaGrone Funeral Chapel for James F. Driessen, age 44, of Roswell, NM who passed away Thursday, January 18, 2018.
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

Annette Marie Lucero Montoya


Services are pending at Ballard Funeral Home and Crematory for Annette Marie Lucero Montoya, 46, who passed away Sunday, December 31, 2017 in Roswell. A further announcement will be made once arrangements have been finalized.

Roswell Chamber cuts ribbon at Spring River Luxury Apartments

The Spring River Luxury Apartments and Roswell Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting/grand opening event Wednesday at its location at 1600 N. Sycamore Ave. (Submitted Photo)

Brady mum on status for AFC title game after hand injury

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady wears gloves as he arrives to speak to the media, Friday, Jan. 19, 2018, in Foxborough, Mass. The Patriots host the Jacksonville Jaguars in the AFC championship on Sunday in Foxborough.(AP Photo/Bill Sikes)

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Tom Brady is staying mum on his status for the AFC championship game after suffering a right hand injury earlier in the week.

Darnold, Rosen, Jackson among 119 underclassmen in NFL draft

In this Sept. 9, 2017, file photo, UCLA quarterback Josh Rosen (3) passes the ball against Hawaii during the second half of an NCAA college football game in Pasadena, Calif. Quarterbacks Sam Darnold, Lamar Jackson and Josh Rosen are among the record 106 underclassmen given special entry to the NFL draft, making it four of the last five seasons in which at least 95 players have declared early. The NFL released Friday, Jan. 19, 2018, the official list of college players who have requested early entry. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo, File)

Quarterbacks Sam Darnold, Lamar Jackson and Josh Rosen are among the record 106 underclassmen given special entry to the NFL draft, making it four of the last five seasons in which at least 95 players have declared early.


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