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Teen charged in deadly library shooting undergoes treatment


CLOVIS, N.M. (AP) — The teenager charged in the Clovis library shooting is receiving mental health evaluations and therapy as attorneys prepare for his trial next year.

Dry conditions force fire rules on Carson National Forest


SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Carson National Forest officials have implemented harsher fire-prevention restrictions ahead of Memorial Day weekend.

Workers race to plug energy plant as lava oozes nearby

Lava erupts from a fissure in Kapoho, Hawaii Monday, May 21, 2018. The eruption of Kilauea volcano in Hawaii sparked new safety warnings about toxic gas on the Big Island's southern coastline after lava began flowing into the ocean and setting off a chemical reaction. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

PAHOA, Hawaii (AP) — Authorities were racing Tuesday to close off production wells at a geothermal plant threatened by a lava flow from Kilauea volcano on Hawaii’s Big Island. Workers were capping the 11th and last well at the plant to prevent toxic gases from wafting out after lava entered, then stalled, on the property near one of the new volcanic vents.

Sheriff: Suspect in Florida standoff, gunfire, found dead

Walton County Sheriff's Office personnel investigate a crime scene, Tuesday, May 22, 2018, in Santa Rosa Beach, Fla., where Clinton Street, 30, was found dead in his home, in what authorities are calling a suspicious death. (Devon Ravine/Northwest Florida Daily News via AP)

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) — A man suspected of trading wild bursts of gunfire with officers during a long standoff in the Florida Panhandle was found dead Tuesday in a gasoline-soaked apartment after an armored vehicle approached, authorities said.

Trump, Moon try to keep NKorea summit on track amid doubts

President Donald Trump meets with South Korean President Moon Jae-In in the Oval Office of the White House, Tuesday, May 22, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump labored with South Korea’s Moon Jae-in Tuesday to keep the highly anticipated U.S. summit with North Korea on track after Trump abruptly cast doubt that the June 12 meeting would come off. Setting the stakes sky high, Moon said, “The fate and the future of the Korean Peninsula hinge” on the meeting.

Teen suspect in Maryland officer’s slaying held without bail

This photo made available by the Baltimore County Police and Fire Department Tuesday, May 22, 2018, shows Dawnta Anthony Harris. Harris was arrested in connection with the death of Baltimore County police officer on Monday. (Baltimore County Police and Fire Department via AP)

PERRY HALL, Md. (AP) — A 16-year-old who was supposed to be on house arrest for auto theft was charged Tuesday with first-degree murder in the death of a Maryland police officer.

Texas school shooting suspect’s father thinks he was bullied

This file photo provided by the Galveston County Sheriff's Office shows Dimitrios Pagourtzis, who law enforcement officials took into custody Friday, May 18, 2018, and identified as the suspect in the deadly school shooting in Santa Fe, Texas, near Houston. (Galveston County Sheriff's Office via AP, File)

SANTA FE, Texas (AP) — A 17-year-old student accused of fatally shooting 10 people at a Texas high school should be seen as a “victim” because he may have recently been bullied, causing him to lash out, his father said.

Roswell Humane Society


The Roswell Humane Society has been helping homeless pets find their forever homes since the early ‘70’s. They work hard to match up animals with good loving homes. The adoption fee for a cat or a dog is $50.00 to the shelter; that fee goes towards their vaccinations and flea and tick preventative. On top of the adoption fee, the adopters are responsible for the cost of the animals spaying or neutering, rabies vaccination and city tags at a local veterinarian in Roswell. You must qualify to adopt any animal from the Humane Society. Cats are to remain strictly indoor cats only. For dogs, the adopter must have a completely fenced in yard suitable for that specific dog; they do check. As meet and greet with all family members and if there are other dog(s) in the house the adopter must bring the dog(s) down to the shelter for a meet and greet with the new dog to make sure they get along. You can see the available pets they have for adoption during work hours, or on their website roswellhumane.org

The Humane Society does as much as they can to shelter at-risk or unwanted animals in the Roswell and Artesia area. Roswell Animal Services and Artesia Paws & Claws are two organizations who are aided by providing refuge for animals due to overpopulation that exceed their resources. Stray and owner-released animals are also accepted; however, the Humane Society is a limited-entry shelter and only accepts animals of adoptable temperament and if adequate space is available. The Humane Society would also like to remind everybody to get their pets spayed/neutered and keep their vaccinations current. These procedures are routine, affordable, and the single most responsible thing a pet owner can do to prevent to suffering and death.

New members are always encouraged to join the Roswell Humane Society. By signing up and paying a small fee for an annual membership, you’ll receive quarterly kennel newsletters which include dates on adoption events, thrift store chatter, fun animal facts, and most importantly, your annual fee will help support the animals. Furthermore, membership enrollment allows your voice to be heard regarding matters on operations at the quarterly member meetings. Getting involved on your spare time by exercising and socializing with the animals also benefits the animals in the shelter tremendously.

The Humane Society Thrift Store takes all saleable items as donations and can issue tax receipts if necessary. The profits earned from the saleable items sold at the store go toward the shelter and animal care. If you have items that you would like to donate but don’t have a way to get it the them, call (575) 623-9210 and schedule a pick-up. Please don’t leave un-saleable items because the store must pay to haul off unsaleable items which takes away from caring for the animals.

The Thrift Store has daily specials, great prices, and very interesting things. There’s also a book room that stocks a wide variety of books at unbelievable prices. If you’re a book worm, the store has got you covered. Among the wide variety of books, an abundance of reasonably priced kids books is available, too. If you love to shop and/or read, come check out the Thrift Store.

Hike It and Spike It helps United Way

Sherry Mumford, executive director of United Way of Chaves County, says money raised from Hike It and Spike It helps the agencies funded by her organization. (Submitted Photo)

For more than six decades, the United Way of Chaves County has been helping the less fortunate and Memorial Day weekend, the agency will be getting an additional boost as scores of people are expected to be in Roswell for Hike It and Spike It.

Commissioners make Chaves fourth ‘right-to-work’ NM county; Members of Americans for Prosperity show up in large numbers

People in support of the Americans for Prosperity political group and a right-to-work ordinance raise their hands Monday morning to indicate their views prior to a public hearing on the issue. The group includes New Mexico State Director Burly Cain, front row, third from right, and state Rep. Candy Spence Ezzell (R-Roswell), in second row at right. (Lisa Dunlap Photo)

In a room filled with people organized by the state arm of the Americans for Prosperity political group, the Chaves County Board of Commissioners voted unanimously Monday morning to pass a right-to-work ordinance.

RPD plans outreach project; Process encourages questions, input from citizens


Roswell police officers will be reaching out to the community this spring and summer, offering citizens — adults and children — a chance to get to know some of them. Officers also want to hear concerns, questions and other input from residents of three specific areas of the city that will be the focus of this year’s Community Investment Project, which will take place over the next three months.

Seven new RPD officers graduate law enforcement academy

Pictured (left to right) are RPD Recruiting Officer Richard Romero; academy graduates Domingo Pisana, Brandon Speights, Cristal Gonzales, Travis Smith, Julian Martinez, John White and Armando Valenzuela; and RPD Support Services Commander Fil Gonzales. (Submitted Photo)

Recent graduates of the New Mexico Law Enforcement Academy in Santa Fe included seven new Roswell Police Department officers.

Driver helps people involved in nearby accident


As a bus driver for the City of Roswell’s Pecos Trails Transit, Shaley Pritchard focuses on ensuring the safety of citizens who ride his bus, as well as other travelers on city streets.

ENMU-Roswell closed for Memorial Day


Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell will be closed Monday in observance of the Memorial Day holiday

Jane Armstrong Garnsey


Jane Armstrong Garnsey, Rancher, died in Overland Park, Kansas, Wednesday, May 15, 2018.
Jane was born in Massachusetts in 1927 and raised at Burleigh Farms, a large dairy farm in Holderness, New Hampshire. She married, becoming the beloved wife of Elmer E. Garnsey II, and was active in the operation of Slash G Cattle Co. in Virginia, Oklahoma, and then New Mexico, where she remained for 30 years. Widowed in 2009, she lived in residence with her eldest daughter, Nancy, in Overland Park, Kansas.
She leaves four sons, John, Roger, Stephen, Thomas, and two daughters, Ms. Nancy Scott and Mrs. Suzanne Musgrove.
She will be laid to rest in the Garnsey Family Plot in Red Bank, New Jersey, together with her husband.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of your choice.

Tom Allen Tyler


Tom was born on August 01, 1954 in Hobbs, NM. He passed away on Tuesday, May 15, 2018.
Tom loved his family and friends and was an outdoorsman. There was not a deer in the woods that could get away from him or a fish in the water that could swim away.
“That man was my father and I wouldn’t have it any other way.” His children reflect, “Every morning I wake up to a blue sky– knowing you’re up there. I will always have a blue sky. That’s why we called you blue!”
“There is no other like my brother!” –Tom’s siblings.
Tom was preceded in death by his father Tom H. Tyler; mother Elnoria Brandon; brother Richard Tyler; and son Christian Tyler.
He is survived by his sister Linda Henington of Roswell, NM; brother Jerry Tyler of Roswell, NM; daughters Shannon Tyler of Roswell, NM, Kymbra McLaughlin and Adam of Interlaken, NY, and Rachel Jones and Brandon of Saucier, MS; sons Don Kuehn and Savanna of Capitan, NM, and Daniel Kuehn and Kim of Capitan, NM; 22 grandchildren and numerous other family and friends.
Pallbearers will be Don Kuehn, Ray Stubblefield, Jonathan Seward, Gayle Martindale and Eddie Chapin. Honorary Pallbearers will be Tyler Kuehn and CJ Tyler.
A funeral service will be held on Wednesday May 23, 2018 at 10:00am at Roswell Baptist Church with burial to follow at the Hagerman City Cemetery. Pastor David Walden will be officiating.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Ballard Funeral Home and Crematory. An online registry can be accessed at www.ballardfuneralhome.com.

Hiking for health and spiritual renewal; Vistas section editor updates readers on his continuing recovery and return to one of his favorite activities — nature hikes

The well-maintained train at McKittrick Canyon begins is a desert ecosystem at around 5,000 feet above sea level. The steep, towering walls of canyon protect a rich riparian oasis in the midst of the Chihuahuan Desert. (Timothy P. Howsare Photo)

Roswell’s musical ladies

Louise “Mabie” Massey and the Westerners. (Courtesy of the Historical Society for Southeast New Mexico)

Mayor Kintigh touts Hike It and Spike It

Roswell Mayor Dennis Kintigh says Hike It and Spike It benefits the entire community. (File Photo)

The calendar says the official first day of summer is June 21. For Roswell Mayor Dennis Kintigh however, it will start Memorial Day weekend during the Hike It and Spike It flag football tournament.

Public invited Monday to Coyotes’ lift-a-thon

The Roswell High Coyotes football team celebrates celebrates a victory at the Wool Bowl last season. Monday at 5:30 p.m. the Coyotes will host their Night of Champions lift-a-thon. The public is invited to come out and watch. (David Rocha Photo)


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