Contaminated water found near FLETC; Artesia and Morningside remain under water boil advisory


A water boil advisory in Artesia was prompted after bacteriological contamination was found in the city’s water system near the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center, says a state Environment Department official.

Recently disclosed evidence delays 2014 murder trial; Co-defendant bound into district court Tuesday with principal charge


Both suspects connected to the fatal shooting of 32-year-old Joe Anthony Garza in December 2014 are in Chaves County’s district court.

New indoor market to open on Main Street

Paula Schurle, shown with her dog, Light, plans to open her downtown business Aug. 1. Stardust Antiques, Arts and Artifacts will operate in the North Main Street building Shurle owns that recently housed the Roswell Antiques Mall. (Lisa Dunlap Photo)

The property owner of a North Main Street building plans to open a different version of what used to be the Roswell Antiques Mall.

Three Chaves County towns apply for $1.8 million in project grant funding


Three towns in Chaves County have requested a total of $1.85 million in state-managed federal funding this year for infrastructure projects.

Sitting down for coffee with the cops

State Rep. Bob Wooley of Roswell and Chaves County Sheriff’s Office Sgt. James Mason converse Wednesday morning with members of the community, the New Mexico Department of Health and local law enforcement at the UFO McDonald’s during Coffee with First Responders. The networking event that provides first responders the opportunity to meet with community members was organized by La Casa Community Behavioral Health Services. (Trevier Gonzalez Photo)

Eyesore destruction will revitalize downtown

Destruction began against an eyesore that was formerly a Budweiser plant at the 200 block of East Second Street across from the old Roswell Trading Co. building Wednesday. Trey Nesselrodt, a member of PRO Roswell, led the project and intends to turn the area into an interactive children’s museum that embraces science, technology, engineering and mathematics, including space exploration and rocketry. The Space Exploratorium Children’s Museum is part of an ongoing downtown revitalization project. PRO Roswell (Past Represents Opportunity) is organized to enhance, encourage and aid endeavors that revitalize, restore and rebuild Roswell’s historic areas, buildings or places of interest. In an interview with the Roswell Daily Record’s Saturday Spotlight in 2011, Nesselrodt said, “This is our city, our town. It’s only going to be as good as we make it.” (Trevier Gonzalez Photo)

School supply giveaway coming soon

Johnny Gonzales and his team of volunteers are at it again with this year’s school supply giveaway. On July 26, July 31 and Aug. 1 at 7 p.m., the distribution of the school supplies will be at the Roswell Mall. You must pre-register to receive school supplies. Monetary contributions are accepted at P.O. Box 2790, Roswell, NM 88202. Please make checks payable to Community Volunteer Program. If you would like to donate things such as binders, pencils, pens, paper or other school supplies, they may be dropped off at 1101 Caminisito St. For more information, call Johnny Gonzales at 575-317-4859. (Submitted Photo)

Aug. 1 is deadline for FSA county committee nominations


In a recent press release, Brenda Archuleta, The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) Acting Executive Director for New Mexico, reminded ranchers and farmers that the deadline to nominate eligible candidates to serve on local FSA county committees is Aug. 1.

Xcel Energy completes segment of Roswell transmission loop


Electric line construction crews have wrapped up work on another segment of new 115-kilovolt transmission line that makes up a new Xcel Energy power loop around Roswell.

Artesia man pleads guilty in federal court to drug trafficking


An Artesia man pleaded guilty in federal court Tuesday to firearms and drug trafficking charges.

More than $14,400 in goods reported stolen from residence


The following reports are from the Roswell Police Department and are available at All people arrested or cited are presumed innocent.

Meeting for booth entries at state fair in ABQ


Veterans’ service organizations and community service provider agencies interested in participating in the 2017 Military & Veterans Appreciation Day at the New Mexico State Fair can attend a meeting in two weeks to learn more.

James “Jim” W. Alcala


James “Jim” W. Alcala, age 74, of Roswell passed away Friday, June 30, 2017.
James was born to Aurelio Alcala and Eleanor Orantia Alcala on June 25, 1943 in Santa Monica, California. He served proudly in the United States Air Force. James was self-employed as a car trader.
He is survived by his son Michael Sanchez and his family of Roswell, New Mexico. James “Jim” Alcala was a loving grandfather and will be greatly missed.
The family has chosen to have a private service.
Arrangements are under the personal care of LaGrone Funeral Chapel. Online condolences may be made at

Jack B. Wynne


A devoted husband and wonderful and loving father, Jack B. Wynne, 85, passed away on Sunday, July 16, 2017, in Roswell, NM. Graveside Services will be held on Friday, July 21, 2017, at General Douglas L. McBride Cemetery. A tribute of Jack’s life may be found at where you may leave memories and expressions of sympathy for his family.
On August 10, 1931, Jack was born to Clyde Wynne and Johnnie Mae Wynne, in Carlsbad, NM. He was a graduate of Franklin High School in El Paso, TX. Jack served his country during the Korean War and was awarded the Bronze Star for Valor. He married the love of his life, Patricia R. Wynne on November 25, 1966, in Roswell, NM. Jack worked for the City of Roswell Fire Department for twenty-five years and retired as a Lieutenant. Jack was also involved with many civic organizations; VFW, Elks, Eagles and so forth. His passion was golf, fishing and boating. Greatly loved by his family, Jack will be missed by them and remembered by his friends.
Those left to cherish Jack’s memory are his loving wife, Patricia R. Wynne; daughter, Jackie Salas and son-in-law, John Salas; step-children: John Bonds, Debra Bonds, Charlie Rusty Bonds and wife, Donna, Joann Miller and family, Edna Joy Bonds and family; grandchildren: William Cadman, John Daniel Cadman, Patricia Hensel, step-grandchildren: Mike McCarty and family and Justin Bonds; numerous great-grandchildren; numerous other family of Brazels in Albuquerque, NM, and Franklins in Roswell, NM.
Preceding Jack in death are his parents: Clyde Wynne, Johnnie Mae Wynne; grandparents: Hatti and Ben Franklin.
This tribute was lovingly written in honor of Jack by his family.


Robert Harold “Bob” Bean


A memorial service is scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday, July 22, 2017 at Grace Community Church for Robert Harold “Bob” Bean, age 85, of Roswell, who passed away at his home Wednesday, July 12, 2017. Interment will follow at South Park Cemetery. Pastor Rick Hale will be officiating. Military Honors rendered by the Fort Bliss Military Honors Team, and the Roswell Veterans Honor Guard. The Masonic Lodge will be present. We would like to invite family and friends to return to Grace for a lunch reception.
Robert Harold Bean was born on May 22, 1932 in Waltonville, Illinois to Stanton and Marie Bean. Bob grew up with his sister, Janet, in the small town of Mt. Vernon and had an exceptionally happy childhood. It was filled with attending school, swimming in the park pool, hunting game with his Dad, working on the family farm, and attending the Baptist Church.
He fondly remembered his first Chevrolet, many church dances and taking his younger sister to the movies. Always an excellent student and avid reader Bob graduated from Mt. Vernon Township High in 1950 and proceeded to the University of Illinois. He spent summers with his Uncle Amos’ drilling company in Abilene, Texas working on oil rigs. He was an Army ROTC student and received his Bachelors of Science in Petroleum Engineering in 1955. After completing basic training he was commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant in the United States Army and attended Army Aviation School and flight training.
Later, Bob was stationed at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii where he flew helicopters as an officer in the 35th Infantry Battle Group. While there he met the love of his life, Doralea Sanders Bean, and married her on June 25, 1960 in Honolulu, Hawaii. They had an adventurous nomadic life moving to many bases where they developed lifetime friendships. Bob served tours in Vietnam and Korea.
He had an outstanding military career receiving many decorations and medals, including the Bronze Star, Meritorious Service Medal with OLC and Air Medal with 3 OLC. In 1975, after 20 years of honorable service he retired as a Lt. Colonel. He began a new career in Doralea’s hometown of Roswell, obtained his MBA from ENMU, and managed the family farm, ranches and businesses. The couple enjoyed the opportunity to settle down and watch their three daughters grow up, marry, and have children of their own.
They traveled around the country to see their family and friends, visited the ranches and took fishing and hunting trips. Bob made a difference in his community where he was a valued Rotarian, Rotary Club President and a Rotary International Paul Harris Fellow. He was an active member of the Roswell Masonic Lodge #18, the Elks Club, the Belles Beaux Dance Club and Grace Community Church. He was a lifetime member of the VFW and Vietnam Pilots Association. Bob served on the board of the Down Syndrome Foundation of SE New Mexico. He faithfully participated in the AA Serenity Group, sponsored others and received a 20 year gold coin.
Bob looked forward to Tuesday lunches and watching games with his childhood best friend Clyde and Wednesday ROMEO lunches at Billy Ray’s.


Arenado hits 3 homers, powers Rockies past Padres 18-4

Colorado Rockies' Nolan Arenado gestures as he crosses home plate after hitting a three-run home run off San Diego Padres relief pitcher Kevin Quackenbush during the sixth inning of a baseball game Wednesday, July 19, 2017, in Denver. Colorado won 18-4. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

DENVER (AP) — To fire up Nolan Arenado, just give him a day off.

Paxton, Gamel power Mariners to 4-1 win over Astros

Seattle Mariners' Ben Gamel (16) rounds the bases after hitting a two-run home run off Houston Astros starting pitcher Charlie Morton during the fourth inning of a baseball game, Wednesday, July 19, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith)

HOUSTON (AP) — Not many pitchers have been able to slow down the Houston Astros this season.

Panthers rehire Hurney as interim general manager

Carolina Panthers interim general manager Marty Hurney speaks to the media during a news conference in Charlotte, N.C., Wednesday, July 19, 2017. The Panthers rehired Marty Hurney as their interim general manager two days after owner Jerry Richardson surprisingly fired Dave Gettleman. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Marty Hurney believes he is better prepared to make personnel decisions this time around with the Carolina Panthers.

Chicago Bears sign QB and top pick Mitchell Trubisky

In this May 12, 2017, file photo, Chicago Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky looks to pass during NFL football rookie minicamp in Lake Forest, Ill. The Bears have signed Trubisky, their first-round draft pick and the No. 2 overall selection in April, the team announced Wednesday, April 19, 2017. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File)

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago Bears on Wednesday signed quarterback Mitchell Trubisky, their first-round draft pick and the No. 2 overall selection in April.

Ginobili indicates he will return to Spurs for 16th season

In this May 16, 2017, file photo, San Antonio Spurs' Manu Ginobili warms up for Game 2 of the the team's NBA basketball Western Conference final against the Golden State Warriors, in Oakland, Calif. Ginobili announced on Wednesday, July 19, 2017, that he will play a 16th season with the Spurs. The Argentine guard who turns 40 next week made the announcement with a brief message on his Twitter account. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — As the clock ticked down on the Spurs’ season and Manu Ginobili was pulled from the game, a thunderous roar from the home crowd guided him to the bench.


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