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Congressional speculation abounds

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A Roswell legislator mentioned in political circles as a possible successor to U.S. Rep. Steve Pearce has told the Daily Record he will not run for Congress, but he hopes another local Republican will.

Manzano, Abo Empire win state land leases

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SANTA FE — A Roswell oil and gas company and an Artesia firm were the winning bidders in the June oil and gas lease sale conducted by the State Land Office.

Summer baseball tourney starts today

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The 2017 Sunrise Optimist Baseball Tournament will feature eight teams, including Roswell High and the Roswell Baseball Institute, playing on two fields: the NMMI Ballpark and Goddard’s Launch Pad.

Local resident seeks OHV use on local roads

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Randy Robertson says that he has been driving Recreational Off-Highway Vehicles, or Utility Task Vehicles, for years. He thinks they are safe enough for city and county roads and is working for Roswell and Chaves County to pass ordinances to allow them on paved public roads. (Lisa Dunlap Photo)

If a local man’s efforts pay off, the driver beside you on a city or county road in Chaves County months from now could be steering an off-highway vehicle.

Pavement maintenance set for completion today

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Country Club Road between Main Street and Garden Avenue is requiring work to finish off today, said Roswell’s public information officer, Todd Wildermuth.

Salvation Army and Westlake Ace Hardware partner for heat relief

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Two local businesses are teaming up to help provide protection from the summer heat to the community of Roswell.

More than $1,000 worth of jewelry stolen

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The following reports are from the Roswell Police Department and are available at rpdp2c.org.
All people arrested or cited are presumed innocent.

Rebecca “Becky” Montoya

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Rebecca Aurora Montoya “Becky,” 34, passed away on Tuesday, June 20, 2017. A viewing will be held at Anderson Bethany Funeral Home, on Saturday, June 24, 2017, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. A memorial service will be held on Sunday, June 25, 2017, 2 p.m. at Anderson Bethany Funeral Home Chapel. A tribute of Becky’s life may be found at www.andersonbethany.com where you may leave memories and expressions of sympathy for her family.
On April 3, 1983, Becky was born to Ramon Montoya and Sheilah Montoya in Roswell, NM. Becky possessed a spirited sense of humor and enjoyed having a good time. She was a ‘real’ person with great makeup skills and a special gift for singing and acting, including performing in Cinderella for 13 years. Becky loved her owls and tattoos and adored her family more than anything. Her smile, sense of humor and laugh will be greatly missed by family and friends.
Surviving to cherish Becky’s memory are her son, Alex Montoya and his father, Daniel Ray; parents: Ramon Montoya and Sheilah Montoya; brothers: Emilio Montoya, Michael Rider; sisters: Katrina Mata, Carla Alexander; nephews: Noah Montoya, Hayden Montoya, Christopher Alexander, Landon Rider, Tristen Rider; niece, Katlyn Alexander; adopted parents: Rick and Mindy Rupe; special friend, Geriann Urquides; numerous uncles, aunts and cousins; and precious Chi-Weenie, Dhalia. She would never want to forget some very special people (her name sake) Auntie Beckey, Uncle Mando and Aunt Cecilia Aurora.
Becky was preceded in death by her grandparents: Eva Vega and husband, Abaristo Montoya, Mary VanMeter and husband, Charles VanMeter; uncle, Charlie VanMeter; cousins: Daniel Rivera and Jason McKeegan.
Those chosen as honorary pallbearers are: brother, Emilio Montoya, uncles: Mando Carrillo, David VanMeter, Harvey McKeegan; Rick Rupe and Frank Montoya.

Michael Pete Jaramillo

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Michael Pete Jaramillo, age 52, loved by his family and friends, passed away peacefully on June 17, 2017 in Albuquerque, NM. Mike was a full of life, fun-loving man, willing to help family, friends and strangers any time. He had plenty of stories to tell about growing up in the Roswell/Dexter area and he kept his family and friends entertained for hours with his storytelling skills.
Mike is survived by his loving partner of 17 years, Kim Ellen Cree; his beloved daughter, Adrienna Tavarez; his much loved sister, Alicia Bernal; his nephews Justin Bernal and Steven Herrera; his loving niece and favorite wild child, Samantha Bernal; his aunt, Helen Padilla; his uncles, Elmo, Joe, James and Gilbert Sedillo; and numerous cousins. He will be fondly remembered by his many friends that have known him since childhood. Mike was preceded in death by his adored younger daughter, Adelina Tavarez, his loving mother Della Sedillo; and his doting grandparents.
An open house to celebrate Mike’s life will be held at his sister’s home, 5016 Kokopelli Drive NE in Rio Rancho on Saturday, July 1 beginning at 3 p.m. Everyone whose life Mike has touched is invited to come, join with other friends and family and remember Mike with stories and reminiscing.

 

Robert Gene Wilson

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Wilson, Robert Gene, age 95, left us on May 19, 2017. He was born on January 8, 1922 in Sioux Falls, SD and was raised in Milwaukee. He served in Patton’s 2nd Army in WWII and received the Purple Heart. After the war, he returned to Milwaukee State Teachers College. For many years he taught for MPS as a math and science teacher, first at Fernwood Elementary School and then at Peckham Junior High School. In 1968 he married Rosemary Krnoch and moved to New Mexico, where they resided until her death in 2005, when he returned to Wisconsin and spent his remaining years in Mequon. His passions were bowling, military history, reading, and puffing a good cigar.
Survivors include his daughter Robin Wilson (Peter Foote), grandson Edward Foote, sister Shirley Huddle of Albuquerque, NM, and dear friend and companion Geraldine Platt. When in Roswell Bob enjoyed bowling with his friends and acquaintance; being one of the top bowlers his whole life in Roswell. Bob was very helpful to others when it came to bowling. He enjoyed meeting with friends in Las Vegas for a super bowl party. A memorial is being planned at City Center Lanes, with a future date to be announced.

 

Rocket on the run; Goddard senior to attempt 200-mile trek from Roswell to ABQ

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Goddard senior Johnathon Parnell, center, competes in the Austin Spartan Super obstacle course race on May 20 in Austin, Texas. Parnell will attempt to run from Roswell to Albuquerque in 48 hours beginning at 5 p.m. Friday. (Submitted Photo)

For many Roswellites, the three-hour drive to Albuquerque is short enough for a fun weekend getaway.

Body found in alley Wednesday morning; Roswell detectives investigating suspicious death of unidentified man

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The alleyway between Shartelle Avenue and Garden Avenue is a narrow street characterized by unbagged trash, abandoned items and subtle amounts of greenery along its sides. The body of a man whose information has not yet been released by police was found along this street after a woman mistook it for a man who had passed out around 9:40 a.m. Wednesday. (Trevier Gonzalez Photo)

Roswell Police Department detectives are investigating the death of a man whose body was found Wednesday morning in an alley in the eastern part of Roswell.

Pirtle considering race for Congress

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New Mexico state Sen. Cliff Pirtle has confirmed he is interested in running for Congress as seven-term incumbent U.S. Rep. Steve Pearce eyes a race for governor.

Four join county Land Council

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The Chaves County Land Council has added four new members and seeks to become a more effective advisory board to county managers and officials as it holds its second meeting of the year Thursday night.

First Presbyterian puts the needy first

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First Presbyterian Church has had Larry Sydow as interim pastor for about a year now, and he is happy with what he’s seen there.

Where the antelope play

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Sue Ferguson took this photo of a pair of antelope just outside her Roswell home this week. (Submitted Photo)

Cancer Services offers free retreat

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On the weekend of Sept. 8-10, Cancer Services of New Mexico is hosting an educational event at the Marriott Pyramid North Hotel in Albuquerque.

Family searching for disabled man last seen in Lovington

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Ernest Lee Sipe

More than $1,700 in electronics and clothing stolen from home

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The following reports are from the Roswell Police Department and are available at rpdp2c.org. All people arrested or cited are presumed innocent.

Michael Pete Jaramillo

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Michael Pete Jaramillo, age 52, loved by his family and friends, passed away peacefully on June 17, 2017 in Albuquerque, NM. Mike was a full of life, fun-loving man, willing to help family, friends and strangers any time. He had plenty of stories to tell about growing up in the Roswell/Dexter area and he kept his family and friends entertained for hours with his storytelling skills.
Mike is survived by his loving partner of 17 years, Kim Ellen Cree; his beloved daughter, Adrienna Tavarez; his much loved sister, Alicia Bernal; his nephews Justin Bernal and Steven Herrera; his loving niece and favorite wild child, Samantha Bernal; his aunt, Helen Padilla; his uncles, Elmo, Joe, James and Gilbert Sedillo; and numerous cousins. He will be fondly remembered by his many friends that have known him since childhood. Mike was preceded in death by his adored younger daughter, Adelina Tavarez, his loving mother Della Sedillo; and his doting grandparents.
An open house to celebrate Mike’s life will be held at his sister’s home, 5016 Kokopelli Drive NE in Rio Rancho on Saturday, July 1 beginning at 3 p.m. Everyone whose life Mike has touched is invited to come, join with other friends and family and remember Mike with stories and reminiscing.

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