Sherman Alexie to speak in Santa Fe after intense book tour

In this Oct. 10, 2016, file photo, author and filmmaker Sherman Alexie gives the keynote address at a celebration of Indigenous Peoples Day at Seattle's City Hall. Alexie is scheduled to speak in Santa Fe, N.M., Friday, July 28, 2017, after announcing he was canceling a book tour from his new intense memoir about his mother because of emotional stress. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, file)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — For weeks, Native American writer Sherman Alexie has been on a book tour connected to his new, intense memoir about the dysfunctional relationship between him and his late mother.

New Mexico city limits timeframe for takeout alcohol sales


GALLUP, N.M. (AP) — The Gallup City Council has passed an ordinance limiting the timeframe that takeout alcohol can be purchased within city limits.

Woman returned for children in hot car over an hour later


PORTALES, N.M. (AP) — A day care worker who is accused of leaving two toddlers in a hot car for over an hour said she found the children after she went back to fetch paperwork, court records showed.

Clashes, tensions flare at sacred site in Jerusalem

An Israeli police officer aims his weapon at Palestinians during clashes at the Al Aqsa Mosque compound in Jerusalem's Old City, Thursday, July 27, 2017. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has ordered police reinforcements deployed to Jerusalem following clashes at a flashpoint holy site. (AP Photo/Mahmoud Illean)

JERUSALEM (AP) — Violence returned Thursday to a sacred site in Jerusalem as Palestinians gathering for prayers at the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound clashed with Israeli police nearly two weeks after a deadly attack there.

Iran claims launch of satellite-carrying rocket into space

This picture released by the official website of the Iranian Defense Ministry on Thursday, July 27, 2017, claims to show the launching of Simorgh satellite-carrying rocket in an undisclosed location, Iran. (Iranian Defense Ministry via AP)

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran successfully launched its most advanced satellite-carrying rocket into space, the country’s state media reported Thursday, in what is likely the most significant step yet for the launch vehicle.

June Foray, voice of Rocky the Flying Squirrel, dead at 99

In this Sept. 15, 2013 file photo, June Foray arrives at the Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards at the then Nokia Theatre L.A. Live, in Los Angeles. Foray's niece, Robin Thaler, said Thursday, July 27, 2017, that Foray died at Wednesday in a Los Angeles hospital of cardiac arrest. She was 99. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)

Actress June Foray, who gave voice to Rocky the Flying Squirrel and hundreds of other cartoon characters and was sometimes known as the “female Mel Blanc,” has died in a Los Angeles hospital. She was 99.

Review: ‘The Emoji Movie’ may be meh, but it’s not evil

This image released by Sony Pictures shows characters, from left, Gene, voiced by T.J. Miller, Hi-5, voiced by James Corden and Smiler, voiced by Maya Rudolph in Columbia Pictures and Sony Pictures Animation's "The Emoji Movie." (Sony Pictures Animation via AP)

There are five stages of grief in preparing to watch “The Emoji Movie.” The first is denial that this actually exists. The second is anger that now even storytelling has been reduced to those reductive blobs. The third is bargaining that, hey, they made “The Lego Movie” work against all odds so maybe some smart folks actually pulled this off. The fourth is depression that all movies ideas are just doomed to confuse “brands” for “ideas.” And the fifth is acceptance that, yes, of course that’s where we’re headed so let’s pull up a seat and make the most of it.

Why you still can’t ditch your cable box

This Wednesday, May 30, 2007, file photo shows a cable box on top of a television set in Philadelphia. Not that long ago, the clunky cable box looked like it was on its way out. The federal government was pressuring cable companies to open up their near-monopoly on boxes to more competition, and industry leader Comcast promised apps that could render some boxes obsolete. But today, the vast majority of customers still need to rent a box to get full service from cable providers, and those box-replacing apps remain elusive. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — Not that long ago, the clunky cable box looked like it was on its way out. The federal government was pressuring cable companies to open up their near-monopoly on boxes to more competition, and industry leader Comcast promised apps that could render some boxes obsolete.

Online-shopping energizes UPS in second quarter

In this Nov. 20, 2015, picture, a UPS cargo plane is pushed back from its gate after being loaded at the company's Worldport hub in Louisville, Ky. UPS Inc. reports earnings, Thursday, July 27, 2017. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

DALLAS (AP) — If you buy diapers online later this year, UPS begs you to avoid placing the order right around Thanksgiving or Christmas.

Why Twitter won’t ban President Donald Trump

This Wednesday, April 26, 2017, photo shows the Twitter app on a smartphone in Philadelphia. Twitter Inc. reports earnings, Thursday, July 27, 2017. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

NEW YORK (AP) — Twitter has made it clear that it won’t ban Donald Trump from its service, whether the president follows its rules against harassment or not.

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Man and Chaves County Sheriff’s deputy exchange gunfire; Police say suspect opened fire at officer on highway


The New Mexico State Police are investigating a shooting between officers and a man in Chaves County late Wednesday afternoon. There were no injuries reported during the altercation.

Candidate for Congress visits with citizens at local eatery

Tony Martinez, standing, listens to questions from concerned citizens at Los Cerritos Mexican Kitchen Wednesday evening as part of his campaign for the 2nd Congressional District seat. Martinez, 58, addressed numerous issues in the state of New Mexico, such as health care. A detailed article on Martinez and his visit in Roswell will be published in a future Daily Record edition. (Katy Ross Photo)

Tony Martinez met with about 30 citizens in Roswell Wednesday evening at Los Cerritos Mexican Kitchen as part of his campaign for Congress.

Event fees to be enforced under proposed city policy

Members of the Roswell City Council General Services Committee discuss Wednesday afternoon a policy that would enforce fees for many events held in the city and would establish what city staff are describing as a streamlined process to obtain approval for events and film productions. Clockwise from left are Natasha Mackey, Tabitha Denny, Art Sandoval and Steve Henderson. (Lisa Dunlap Photo)

The city of Roswell is considering a new policy that will change processes and require fees for many events, raising some questions about how it will affect charitable or smaller nonprofit events.

Holstein gets some TLC after fair showing

Rowdy Gray, a contest at the dairy heifer show at the 4H and FFA Fair, washes his Class One Holstein heifer after showing, Wednesday night. (Briana Hodge Photo)

Civil rights group criticizes ICE presence at checkpoint


A Santa Fe-based civil and worker’s rights organization criticized the presence of immigration agents at a highway checkpoint Wednesday in eastern New Mexico, saying federal agents do not have the right to enforce immigration law.

Film residency cards issued by state agencies


The New Mexico Film Office and the New Mexico Taxation and Revenue Department are issuing residency cards to New Mexicans.

Ukie “JR” Watts


Ukie “JR” Watts, 77, went home to his Lord and Savior July 20, 2017, at the hospital in Lubbock, TX. Viewing will be Wednesday, July 26, 2017, from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Anderson-Bethany Funeral Home. Services will be held on Thursday, July 27, 2017, at 10 a.m., at Anderson-Bethany Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow service at General Douglas L. McBride. A tribute of Ukie’s life may be found at where you may leave memories and expressions of sympathy for his family.
On May 26, 1942, Ukie was born to Ukie Watts Sr. and Opal Watts in Thoreau, New Mexico.
Those left to cherish Ukie’s memory are his wife of 14 years, Janice Watts; daughters: Marie Gantuz, Cecilia Watts; son, Harold Watts; stepdaughters: Debra Self, Tammy Frederick, Kathy Pedigo, Mary Rodgers; stepson, Barry Wilkinson; grandchildren: Luis Gantuz, Marlis Gantuz, Beth Hunt, Jennifer Brag, Timothy Burns, Tasha Beuning, Cheyenne Boldes, Shalynn Lewis, Jaron Pedigo, Crystal Prag, Denae Erwin, Barry W. Wilkinson, Skylor Wilkinson; and 20 great-grandchildren.
Those chosen as Honorary Pallbearers are: Howard Williams, Cruz Torres, Steve Bertin, Ornell Fuller Sr, Keith Rush, Donnie Rowland and Henry Grimm.
Pallbearers are: Skylor Wilkinson, Garland Wilkinson, Tim Fuller, Ron Fuller, Rue Hunt and Micheal Brisco.
Memorial contributions can be made to the Disabled American Veterans at Following the service, the Midway Baptist Church will host a luncheon.
This tribute was lovingly written in honor of Ukie by his family.

Steve Moore


Steve Moore passed away Saturday, July 22, 2017. Services are under the direction of Anderson-Bethany Funeral Home and Crematory. Viewing will be Thursday, July 27, 2017, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Anderson-Bethany Funeral Home. A further announcement will follow when arrangements are finalized.

Invaders ready for Pecos playoffs; Roswell ends regular-season home schedule with 3-game sweep of Garden City

Roswell starter Darrell Thompson reaches back before firing a pitch during the first inning of the Invaders’ 10-6 victory over the visiting Garden City Wind Wednesday at Joe Bauman Stadium. Thompson gave up a run in the first, but went on to toss four scoreless innings before giving up three more runs in the sixth. The right-hander finished off a solid night by shutting down Garden City in the seventh on the way to his sixth win of the season. (AJ Dickman Photo)


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