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Pilot for 90s TV show reboot to be filmed in Albuquerque


ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A pilot for a reboot of a late-1990s TV series will be filmed in Albuquerque.

Allsup’s employees get $1,000 bonus thanks to new tax bill


SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Allsup’s Convenience Stores, the chain that operates throughout New Mexico and Texas, is giving its employees a little extra money.

State to mark stretch of US Highway 285 as safety corridor


CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) — A stretch of highway in southeast New Mexico will be designated as a safety corridor, allowing police to double the fines for traffic violations.

Student watched helplessly as bridge came down on top of car

A worker uses a saw next to a crushed car under a section of a collapsed pedestrian bridge, Friday, March 16, 2018 near Florida International University in the Miami area. The new pedestrian bridge that was under construction collapsed onto a busy Miami highway Thursday afternoon, crushing vehicles beneath massive slabs of concrete and steel, killing and injuring several people, authorities said. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

MIAMI (AP) — A college student who narrowly escaped from a car that got smashed by a collapsing bridge said he watched helplessly as the structure tumbled down on top of the vehicle and killed the friend who was sitting next to him in the driver’s seat.

In Syria, at least 100 killed in attacks as more people flee

This photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, shows Syrian troops stand guard near buses carrying Syrian citizens who were fleeing from fighting between the Syrian government forces and rebels, near Hamouria in eastern Ghouta, a suburb of Damascus, Syria, Friday, March. 16, 2018. The government offensive has pushed further into eastern Ghouta, chipping away at one of the largest and most significant opposition bastions since the early days of the rebellion, communities where some 400,000 people are estimated to be holed up. (SANA via AP)

BEIRUT (AP) — Airstrikes in Syria killed more than 100 people on Friday as civilians, weary and many wounded, fled besieged areas for the second straight day.

Veteran Democratic Congresswoman Louise Slaughter dies

In this March 25, 2014 file photo, Rep. Louise Slaughter, D-N.Y., speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. An aide to Slaughter says the 88-year old Democratic congresswoman from upstate New York has died. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

WASHINGTON (AP) — Veteran U.S. Rep. Louise Slaughter, a Kentucky blacksmith’s daughter who went on to chair one of Congress’ most important committees, died Friday at a Washington hospital where she was being treated after falling in her home, her top aide said. She was 88.

Vatican convicts ex-Guam archbishop accused of abuse

In this Nov. 2014 file photo, Archbishop Anthony Apuron stands in front of the Dulce Nombre de Maria Cathedral Basilica in Hagatna, Guam. The Vatican said Friday March 16, 2018, it had convicted the suspended Guam archbishop, who was accused of sexually abusing minors, financial mismanagement and other charges, but didn't say exactly what crimes he had committed. (AP Photo/Grace Garces Bordallo, File)

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican on Friday removed the suspended Guam archbishop from office and ordered him not to return to the Pacific island after convicting him of some charges in a sex abuse trial.

Vietnam commemorates 50th anniversary of My Lai massacre

Young dancers participate in a performance during a ceremony to remember victims of My Lai massacre in My Lai, Vietnam Friday, March 16, 2018. More than a thousand people attend the commemoration marking the 50th anniversary of the My Lai massacre in which 504 unarmed civilians, most of them women, children and the elderly. (AP Photo/Hau Dinh)

MY LAI, Vietnam (AP) — With talk of peace and cooperation rather than hatred, more than a thousand people marked the 50th anniversary Friday of the My Lai massacre in Vietnam, the most notorious episode in modern U.S. military history.

County decides not to close area roads; Three of disputed roads near public lands

“I am not trying to block anyone access. I am here to work. I am here to give you solutions. I am here to help,” says rancher Steven Ellyson, addressing the Chaves County Board of Commissioners at its Thursday meeting that included some decisions about county roads. Ellyson and his lawyer are asking commissioners to reconsider a decision to allow a county road near his ranch to remain open, saying the road can be dangerous after inclement weather and indicating that other access to public lands exist or can be made. (Lisa Dunlap Photo)

What constitutes “primary access” and what exactly do county records show about previous actions taken regarding roads?

Every day is recess at Linda Vista Park

Demi Robertson smiles as she starts her first slide at Linda Vista Park with Mayor Dennis Kintigh following suit. Robertson said yellow is her second favorite color, which is why she suggested it to the park during planning. Robertson and Kintigh cut the ribbon to dedicate the park and made a bee-line to try out the new equipment on Wednesday afternoon. (Alison Penn Photo)

After collecting data and requests from the neighborhood families, Parks and Recreation Department provided a playground to Linda Vista Park, while working with neighborhood residents every step of the way.

Rise with Roswell speaker inspires

Inspiration speaker and rodeo champion Amberley Snyder was the guest speaker at the Rise with Roswell 2018 Agriculture Breakfast on Thursday. In 2009, Synder, 18 at the time, was a straight-A student in Utah with several college scholarship offers and a rising star in competitive rodeo. While traveling to Denver on Jan. 10, 2010, Snyder rolled her pickup truck and was ejected from the vehicle. She was slammed into a fence post that broke her back and immediately she lost feeling in her legs. Even though she was restricted to a wheelchair, Synder was determined to ride horses and compete again. She was back in the saddle 18 months later and is once again is a rodeo champion. She now holds a bachelor’s degree in agricultural education and a master’s degree in school counseling. Snyder demonstrated to the crowd of around 200 what she called the “Bag of Life,” in which someone pulls an object randomly from the bag and then responds to it. Ruben Olivas pulled out a toy chicken and responded by performing a brief chicken dance. Roswell Mayor Dennis Kintigh, right, is awaiting his turn to pull something from the “Bag of Life.” The Rise with Roswell breakfast is held every year at the Eastern New Mexico Fair Grounds to celebrate the contributions of agriculture to Chaves County. For 2016, total cash receipts for all livestock was $424,570,000 and total receipts for all crops was $56,292,000. There are 595 farm/ranch units in Chaves County. (Timothy P. Howsare Photo)

Man allegedly points gun at woman, faces charges after


A man was charged with armed robbery, unlawful taking of a motor vehicle and aggravated assault Wednesday evening after allegedly pointing a gun at a woman while the two were in a vehicle parked at a small business strip.

PETA, City Council approves zoo plan; Roswell City Council passes the Spring River Park and Zoo master plan with approval from People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals


Reporter’s note: This story has been edited for clarity.

Goddard’s new track coach likes his team

Goddard’s Tara Winters makes an attempt at a high jump at the Wool Bowl Thursday. (David Rocha Photo)

Goddard track team has a new coach. It’s a familiar face to those around the program. Chris Deck was the throw’s coach before taking over the reigns of Dave Fredericks.

Coyotes lose and Bulldogs win slugfest in baseball Tournament


ARTESIA — Carlos Marrujo, head coach of the Roswell High baseball team said his team got off to a late start against Lovington Thursday in the opening round of the Bulldog Baseball Tournament in Artesia.

Another piece of ‘Pi’

Four-year-old Emiliano “Emi” Molina tries to unwrap a piece of candy while at a station focused on arithmetic at Mountain View Middle School. (Trevier Gonzalez Photo)

An annual event celebrating Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math (STEAM) at Mountain View Middle School made for a calculatedly exciting Tuesday night for students and families.

Earning badges for authority

Local Girl Scout Troop 14 delivered to RPD goodie gift bags the girls made for the officers. Each bag is filled with a variety of candy, each piece with a special meaning. The girls are working on badges about respecting authority and appreciating the service of others. Sgt. Ron Smith (left) and Officer Richard Romero welcomed the Girl Scouts to the police station. From left, are Girl Scouts Mason Deen, Kaleigh Hembree, Brenna Lusk and Reagan Deen. (Submitted Photo)

Karen J. McDaniel


On Monday, March 12, 2018, Jesus called home Karen J. McDaniel, 62, of Roswell, New Mexico. A Meet & Greet will be held at Anderson Bethany Funeral Home on Saturday, March 17, 2018, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Celebrate Karen’s life by visiting www.andersonbethany.com to offer a memory or expression of sympathy for her family.
Karen was born to Billy Joe and Joyce Winchester on March 2, 1956, in Alamogordo, New Mexico. She married James Ray McDaniel on August 13, 1976, in Vaughn, New Mexico. They moved to Roswell in 1978, where together they raised two sons. Karen was widowed in 2003 and retired from Wal-Mart after twenty-six years in 2014.
Survivors include her two sons: Billy and wife, Elisha of Elephant Butte, New Mexico, Timothy and wife, Tia of Jacksonville, Florida; five grandchildren: Dakodah, Austin, Kalten, CJ, Reaann; three brothers: Joe and wife, Shirley Winchester of Los Lunas, New Mexico, Dickie Winchester of Roswell, New Mexico, Pat Winchester of Roswell, New Mexico; and best friends: Sharron and Francis Fulton.
She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, and sister, Sherry Lynn Winchester.
Karen’s family lovingly wrote this tribute in her honor.

Sumiko Kina Ketchersid


Sumiko went peacefully to her heavenly home Wednesday, March 14, 2018, we will all miss her beautiful smiley face.
Arrangements are under the personal care of LaGrone Funeral Chapel. Online condolences may be made at www.lagronefuneralchapels.com.

RPOA sign points out problem


I want to voice my support for the RPOA, and in the recent sign posted on Sycamore. In my opinion, we need to listen to those actively involved in protecting our city. I also think paying our police competitive wages and treating them as valuable assets to our city will increase the retention rate.


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