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Yates maintains Giro lead, Dennis wins 16th stage time trial

Britain's Simon Yates competes during the 16th stage of the Giro d'Italia cycling race, from from Trento to Rovereto, Italy, Tuesday, May 22, 2018. Yates is still in control of the Giro d'Italia after the British rider limited his losses to closest rival Tom Dumoulin in the individual time trial on Tuesday. (Daniel Dal Zennaro/ANSA via AP)

ROVERETO, Italy (AP) — Simon Yates is still in control of the Giro d’Italia after the British rider limited his losses to closest rival Tom Dumoulin in the individual time trial on Tuesday.

Video: Lawmaker insists she didn’t consume alcohol

In this Sunday, May 20, 2018 photo taken from police lapel video, New Mexico Republican state Rep. Monica Youngblood is given a field sobriety test by an Albuquerque police officer at a DWI checkpoint in Albuquerque, N.M. Youngblood insists in the video released by police on Tuesday that she hasn't consumed alcohol, but the officer who stops her says he can smell it. Youngblood was detained and taken into custody on suspicion of drunk driving. (Albuquerque Police Department via AP)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico state lawmaker insists in video released by police Tuesday that she had not consumed any alcohol, but the officer who stops her says he can smell it as he handcuffs and detains her on suspicion of drunken driving.

Tribes, senators seek buffer around world heritage site

In this Aug. 10, 2005, file photo, tourist Chris Farthing from Suffolks County, England, takes a picture of the Chaco Canyon ruins while visiting the park in Chaco Canyon, N.M. Oil and gas drilling on tens of thousands of acres surrounding a national park in northwestern New Mexico would be prohibited under legislation introduced by two U.S. senators. The effort to establish a "protection zone" around Chaco Culture National Historical Park is the latest salvo in a long-running battle among developers and environmental and tribal interests. (AP Photo/Jeff Geissler, File)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A swath of northwestern New Mexico’s oil and gas country would be off limits to drilling under proposed federal legislation that seeks to make permanent a buffer zone that has kept development away from Chaco Culture National Historical Park and other sites held sacred by Native American tribes.

Albuquerque storm sweeps away 6 in arroyos; 1death reported


ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say one person is dead in Albuquerque after a thunderstorm dropped rain and hail, flooding arroyos and sweeping away six people in New Mexico’s most populous city.

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.

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)


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