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Bogle sisters: This is ‘right time’ for crash site tour; Organizers put emphasis on respectful treatment of location

Lauren Bogle and Madison Bogle point out locations around the Foster Camp on the Bogle Ranch northwest of Roswell Monday morning. The Foster Camp is a stop on the upcoming UFO Crash Site tours being organized by the Bogles. (Jennifer Dilmore Photo)

This summer, for the first time in decades, skeptics, believers, the uncertain and the just plain curious will walk across a patch of desert northwest of Roswell each is likely to see in a different way. But all have been drawn to the area for the same, perhaps otherworldly reason: to visit the scene of a reported UFO crash that forever altered the character and direction of this region, while also changing the way many people look skyward.

Finding the Way to UFO Festival Tourism; Council prepares for annual worldwide attraction

This photo shows one of Roswell’s wayfinding signs on Highway 380 east of town. The Wayfinding Plan was adopted by the Roswell City Council in June 2016 to create gateways and directions to the city’s assets and attractions. The entire plan can be viewed on the city’s website (roswell-nm.gov). (Alison Penn Photo)

The Roswell Tourist Council met Monday morning with various community organizations and members in the annex of the Historical Society for Southeastern New Mexico to discuss tourism updates related to the UFO Festival.

Watercraft rentals now offered at Grindstone Lake

Through a private vendor, the Village of Ruidoso is now offering rentals of canoes, kayaks and paddle boards. (Timothy P. Howsare Photo)

At 3 p.m. on Sunday, the temperature in Roswell was 97 degrees while in Ruidoso it was only 75. Compared to some of our recent daytime highs, 97 is actually a bit on the cool side.

Sheriff’s Office investigating death of Dexter man


The Chaves County Sheriff’s Office has identified the victim in a death that occurred Saturday in the vicinity of East Grand Plains and Oasis road.

Roswell Events


Two-day program
on artist Gustav Klimt

Johnson honored by USDA

Each June, the U.S. Department of Agriculture celebrates National Home Ownership Month with events across the nation demonstrating the agency’s commitment to providing affordable housing opportunities to rural Americans. This year, USDA Rural Development in New Mexico is holding four events around the state designed to educate the public about home ownership. The event held last week in Roswell honored Rhonda Johnson, WESST regional director, for her outreach efforts to notify the public about home ownership opportunities using USDA Rural Development’s home loans. Due to those efforts, USDA has seen an increased number of inquiries about the Direct Home Loan program. Shown during last week’s event are, Rose Perez, left, USDA Rural Development housing loan specialist; Arthur A. Garcia, USDA Rural Development state director; and Johnson. For more information on the housing program offered by USDA Rural Development visit rd.usda.gov/nm. (John Dilmore Photo)

The ‘C-note’ brothers

Brothers Hunter and Levi Therrien found the “Bobcat C-note” during Saturday’s Old Timers’ Day in Hagerman. The lucky brothers were able to redeem it for a “real C-note” from Hagerman Fire Chief Jeff Turpen. (Submitted Photo)

Applications available for Sept. 7 to 9 Family Cancer Retreat


Free educational program provides New Mexico’s adult cancer patients/survivors and their loved ones with tools to better manage the disease

Shirley Darlene Peden (August 09, 1936 – June 17, 2018)


Shirley Darlene Peden, 81, formerly of Roswell, NM passed away Sunday, June 17, 2018 at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis with her beloved sisters near by. A visitation will be held from 1:00 pm to 7:00 pm, Tuesday, June 19, 2018 at Muffley Funeral Home, 1430 Thornton. A Funeral service will be held at 11:00 am, Wednesday, June 20, 2018 at Muffley Funeral Home Chapel, 1430 Thornton, Clovis, NM, with Clyde Davis officiating. Burial will be held at 3:00 pm, Wednesday, June 20, 2018 at Memory Lawn Memorial Park, 2605 E. 19th Street, Roswell, NM. Pallbearers will be her nephews.
Shirley was born August 9, 1936 in Morton, TX to Forrest Shipp and Mattie Dewbre Shipp. She married Dale Peden in Artesia, NM in 1954. Shirley worked 25 years at Safeway Grocery stores, retiring as Department Manager in 1988. She loved playing cards, sewing, being outdoors, and taking care of family. Her family will always remember her as a bright star shining bright….guiding us by her example that life is meant to be lived…. you are never to old to play like a kid, always choose to dance and be the life of the party!
Survivors include: her niece; Rhonda (Bill) Bargman of Clovis, NM, two brothers; Sammy Billington of Dallas, TX and Danny Billington of Big Springs, TX, two sisters; Glenda Ewing of Hobbs, NM and Kay Trotter of Roswell, NM, five sisters-in-law; Kathy Billington, Bobbie Shipp, Connie Billington, Sharon Billington and Janie Givens, a daughter; Juliette Dees of Roswell, NM, three grandchildren; Jasmine, Aurora, and Leland, and numerous beloved nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; Forrest Shipp and Mattie Billington and son; Kevin Peden, husband; Dale Peden, and four brothers; Jackie Shipp, Billy Shipp, Grady Billington, and Larry Billington.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Muffley Funeral Home, 575-762-4435, www.muffleyfuneralhome.com.

Ellen Whitmore


Ellen Whitmore, formerly of Roswell, New Mexico, passed away peacefully in Albuquerque, NM on Friday, June 15, 2018 surrounded by family after a lengthy battle with breast cancer. She was born October 27, 1929 in Temple, TX to Simon and Elizabeth Wolff and grew up in Ft. Worth, TX. Ellen was preceded in death by her beloved husband Walter, by her loving son Victor Whitmore, and by her two brothers Robert Wolff and David Wolff. She is survived by her two loving sons: Wayne and wife Darlene Whitmore of Las Vegas, NV and Karl and wife Sharon Whitmore of Albuquerque, NM; eight grandchildren: Jonathan, Daniel, Jackson, Bryan, Aaron, Lincoln, Charles, and Lauren; two great-grandchildren: Hudson and Zeth; her sisters-in-law Marion Wolff and Roberta Wolff; nieces Susan Donohue and Frieda Wolff-Mays who she helped raise and thought of as daughters; and numerous other nieces and nephews.
Ellen graduated from Texas Women’s University in 1951 and moved to Roswell, NM to teach where she met and married Walter Whitmore Jr. After marrying Walter she threw her energies into raising their three sons. Once her children were older she returned to school and became a nurse. She worked at Eastern New Mexico Medical Center until she retired. She was an avid golfer, swimmer, water skier, snow skier, bowler, card player and participated in Senior Olympics. During her married life, and in retirement, she enjoyed traveling to far off places in Europe, China, and Australia. She will always be remembered as a loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother whose greatest passion was helping others.
A graveside service will be held at South Park Cemetery, 3101 S. Main St, Roswell, NM 88203, on Wednesday, June 20, 2018 at 9 am.
The family wishes to thank Peachtree Village Retirement Community in Roswell, and Palmilla Senior Living and Heartland Hospice in Albuquerque.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Susan G. Komen for the Cure, or the charity of your choice.
Ellen leaves us rich in memories.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Ballard Funeral Home and Crematory. An online registry can be accessed at www.ballardfuneralhome.com.

Judith Ann Otero


Services are pending at Ballard Funeral Home and Crematory for Judith Ann Otero, 72, who passed away Sunday, June 17, 2018 in Albuquerque, NM. A further announcement will be made once arrangements have been finalized.

Hicks’ HR helps Yanks top Nats 4-2 for split on odd day

New York Yankees' Aaron Hicks, right, celebrates his two-run home run with Sonny Gray (55) during the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Washington Nationals, Monday, June 18, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

WASHINGTON (AP) — Aaron Hicks’ go-ahead two-run homer sparked chants of “Let’s go, Yankees!” on the road and helped New York beat Washington 4-2 in the second game of an unusual semi-doubleheader Monday, after pinch-hitter Juan Soto’s tiebreaking two-run shot for the Nationals won the opener 5-3.

Trotz resigns as coach of Stanley Cup-winning Capitals

In this May 29, 2018, file photo, Washington Capitals head coach Barry Trotz pauses during a news conference after hockey practice in Las Vegas. Trotz has resigned as coach of the Washington Capitals after leading them to the Stanley Cup. The team announced Trotz’s resignation Monday, June 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)

Less than two weeks after lifting the Stanley Cup, Barry Trotz is a free agent and the Washington Capitals are looking for a new coach.

Late header from Kane gives England 2-1 win over Tunisia

England's Harry Kane scores his side's 2nd goal against Tunisia during a group G match at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Volgograd Arena in Volgograd, Russia, Monday, June 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

VOLGOGRAD, Russia (AP) — Twice wrestled to the ground during the match, England captain Harry Kane finally evaded the Tunisian defense just as time was running out.

Private jet once owned by Elvis Presley for sale _ again

This undated file photo provided by GWS Auctions, Inc. shows a private jet once owned by Elvis Presley, on a runway in New Mexico. The private jet that sat on the runway in New Mexico for nearly four decades is back on the auction block. The online auction site IronPlanet announced that the plane with red velvet seats had returned to the market after its current owner bought it last year for $430,000. (GWS Auctions, Inc. via AP, File)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A private jet once owned by Elvis Presley that has sat on a runway in New Mexico for nearly four decades is back on the auction block.

Panel: Nuclear contamination found on worker at weapons lab

In this undated photo provided by the U.S. Department of Energy, technicians practice the remediated nitrate salt (RNS) treatment procedure using a mockup glovebox at the Los Alamos National Laboratory in Los Alamos, N.M. Reports from an independent safety panel show radioactive contamination was found on a worker's hands and other places at a nuclear weapons lab in New Mexico, the latest safety lapse at the facility as it ramps up work with the nuclear material. All pipefitting work was paused after a crew had to be stripped and decontaminated on May 16, 2018, because of the discovery at the laboratory, the birthplace of the atomic bomb, according to weekly briefings from the Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board. (U.S. Department of Energy via AP, File)

LOS ALAMOS, N.M. (AP) — Reports from an independent safety panel show radioactive contamination was found on a worker’s hands and other places at a nuclear weapons lab in New Mexico — the latest safety lapse at the facility as it ramps up work with nuclear material.

Hobbs considering another police pay hike amid oil boom


HOBBS, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico city in the heart of the state’s booming oil and gas country is considering giving its police officers another raise to keep them from leaving to higher paying jobs.

Upping ante, Trump threatens new tariffs on Chinese imports

President Donald Trump gestures as he signs a "Space Policy Directive" during a meeting of the National Space Council in the East Room of the White House, Monday, June 18, 2018, in Washington, as Vice President Mike Pence watches. AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump directed the U.S. Trade Representative to prepare new tariffs on $200 billion in Chinese imports on Monday as the two nations moved closer to a potential trade war.

Strong quake near Osaka, Japan, kills 4, knocks over walls

Debris of damaged walls are scattered following an earthquake, in Ibaraki, Osaka, Monday, June 18, 2018. A strong earthquake knocked over walls and set off scattered fires around the city of Osaka in western Japan on Monday morning. (Yosuke Mizuno/Kyodo News via AP)

TOKYO (AP) — Residents in western Japan were cleaning up debris Monday evening after a powerful earthquake hit the area around Osaka, the country’s second-largest city, killing four people and injuring hundreds while knocking over walls and setting off fires.

Merkel, allies avert collision for now in German migrant row

German Chancellor Angela Merkel attends a news conference after a leaders meetings of her Christion Democratic Union party at the party's headquarters in Berlin, Monday, June 18, 2018. The worlds in back ground read: 'The Center.' (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)

BERLIN (AP) — Chancellor Angela Merkel’s allies in Bavaria averted an immediate collision Monday with the German leader, giving her two weeks to make deals on migrants with other European countries instead of turning them back unilaterally at Germany’s border.


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