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Having recently attended the city of Roswell focus discussions on our homeless and animal control situations, there are a few things that I think almost all the attendees will agree on.

Editorial cartoon 9-3-17

(Cartoon drawn by Eddie Macias)

Coyotes dominate in 41-6 season opener

Coyote junior quarterback Ethan Valenzuela runs one of his several carries Friday night at the Wool Bowl. The Coyotes got up 41-0 in the second quarter, and nearly held visiting Gadsen scoreless in Roswell’s season opener. *David Rocha Photo)

A tenacious swarming defense and numerous offensive weapons proved too much for visiting Gadsen Friday night, as the Roswell Coyotes opened their 2017 season with a huge win at the Wool Bowl.

Bulldog’s comeback falls short, 56-49

Artesia back Jagger Donaghe cuts upfield after getting outside against Hobbs Friday night, in Artesia’s 56-49 loss to the Eagles. (Shawn Naranjo Photo)
Hobbs senior Alec Finney takes the pass for a touchdown from senior quarterback Gavin Hardison. (Shawn Naranjo Photo)

Numbers, runners strong for Lady Bronco Cross Country

Top row: Esther Boram, Urszula Olejniczak, Amanda Seay, Claire Van Houten, Anna Zimovjanova, Mackenzie Morgan. Bottom row: Sierra Walker, Lily Pickard, Kayla Sisneros, and Niajah Johnson. (NMMI Sports Press Photo)

Competition on the Bronco women’s cross country squad will be stiff this year. Not only will the NMMI juco team be able to field a full team this year, they’ll be six other runners pushing to break into that top four.

St. John’s softball

The St. John’s softball team won this year’s league championship and city tournament championship. Pictured, back row, left to right, are Ernie Hector Lujan, Hector Lujan, Johnny Hector Lujan, Chato Grajeea, Ray Estrada, Octavio Luiz, Stenven Aguirre, Jeremy Johnson. Front row, left to right, are Jeremy Komode, Adrian Aguirre, Trent Armstrong, Coach Jesse V. Silva. (Courtesy Photo)

Friday’s Scores



Woman thanks RFD, others who saved her life; EMS chief says cardiac arrest patient survived despite the odds

Eastern New Mexico Center nurse Jane Smith, center, poses next to Denise Dwyer and her son, Sterling Stark, who peeks from behind. At the medical center Thursday afternoon, Dwyer met with everyone who had a hand in saving her life after suffering from cardiac arrest to say thank you. Those involved in saving Dwyer's life included the Roswell Fire Department, dispatchers at the Pecos Valley Regional Communications Center, crew members at Superior Ambulance and emergency room staff. (Trevier Gonzalez Photo)

A Roswell woman who was saved after suffering a cardiac arrest gave her thanks to everyone who had a part in saving her.

Homes for Heroes reaches out to do more

Homes for Heroes is working to fill in the cracks that veterans too often fall through. Del Jurney and Jim Cassidy volunteered recently to help move a veteran into a home more suited to his needs. (Submitted Photo)

Barbara Gomez wanted to help Homes for Heroes, so she approached them, went to a meeting and became their president.

Roswell kids reach out to Houston

Educators at Pecos Elementary use Hurricane Harvey to teach children how communities come together in times of tragedy. For more images of what young Roswell students are doing to help in the storm relief efforts see Sunday’s edition. (Submitted Photo)

MECA Therapies LLC honored by chamber

The Roswell Chamber of Commerce awarded MECA Therapies LLC, as Business of the Month for September. From left: Bee Sanchez, Paula Baca, Felicia Conde, Joanna Orquiz, Maria Coronel, Corina Silvas, Pat Frosch and Jazmin Davila. (Submitted Photo)

Most students in New Mexico now have high-speed internet access


Gov. Susana Martinez announced Friday that 110,000 more New Mexico students have access to high-speed internet at school than two years ago.

Carlsbad firm can deliver donations for Harvey relief


A Carlsbad oil field services company has announced that it will pick up donated items from people in Roswell or nearby areas to deliver to the Houston and Texas coast region.

City offices to close Monday for Labor Day


Roswell’s city offices will be closed Monday, in observance of Labor Day.

County waives minimum penalty for small tax bills

Chaves County Treasurer Charlotte Andrade, shown here at the Aug. 17 Board of Commission meeting, says the waiver will mean that the county will receive about $4,700 less than it otherwise would off a total of about $31 million in tax collections. (Lisa Dunlap Photo)

Chaves County has decided again this year to waive a $5 minimum late penalty on smaller bills owed so that the penalties will be capped at 5 percent of the amount due.

Karen Kay Mobley


Karen Kay Mobley, 47, of Roswell, NM passed away Friday, August 25, 2017 at Mission Arch Center. The family would like to invite all friends and family to a Memorial Celebration on Saturday, September 2, 2017 at 1 p.m. in the First United Methodist Church with Rev. Tina Cross officiating.
Karen was born May 18, 1970 in El Paso, TX to William Dale Weeks and Lynda Ann Petree.
Those left to cherish Karen’s memory are her husband, Michael Weldon Mobley Sr. of Roswell; son, Michael Mobley Jr. of Roswell; daughter, Jesica McKinney of Roswell; daughter, Ashley Sills of Grand Junction, CO; mother, Lynda Weeks of Flower Mound, TX; brother, Tenton (Tent) David Weeks of Flower Mound, TX and brother, William Weston (Wes) Weeks of Euless, TX. Also surviving her are seven grandchildren.
Karen is preceded in death by her father, William Dale Weeks.

Roswell opens against Gadsden


The hunt for the Blue Trophy begins tonight for the Coyotes.

Goddard looking for redemption


Goddard all but had the game won against Piedra Vista last year, only to watch the lead evaporate in the final 30 seconds of the game, as a catch in the back of the end zone had them losing, 31-28 at the Wool Bowl.

Senior Spotlight – Nicholas Luna

Rocket senior offensive lineman Nicholas Luna (J.T. Keith Photo)

Goddard’s running backs gashed Capital’s defense for huge chunks of yards last week, thanks in large part to the holes created by two-year starter Nicholas Luna and his teammates on the O-line.

Senior Spotlight – Gabriel Najar

Coyote senior running back Gabriel Najar (J.T. Keith Photo)

The good news for the Roswell Coyotes offense is they are returning senior running back Gabriel Najar.


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