Their View: Jennings says tough times ahead

State Sen. Tim Jennings, D-Roswell, is not pleased with Gov. Bill Richardson’s veto of the state gross receipts tax on food. Here’s a snippet from a recent editorial he sent to newspapers around the state: “The already wobbly balance of income to expense in the state budget for the 2010-2011 budget year became more precarious […]

Lawmaker: “Enough is enough” on lawsuit

By Steve Terrell: The Santa Fe New Mexican State Sen. Rod Adair is sponsoring legislation that would cease payments to lawyers in a 23-year-old lawsuit against the state and earmark that money to help those with developmental disabilities. Adair, R- Roswell, says the Jackson vs. Ft. Stanton lawsuit has served its purpose in improving care […]

Weather changes sports schedule

Inclement weather has changed weekend basketball games for Portales and Clovis teams. The Milk Cow Classic, which included the Clovis, Roswell, Moriarty and Rio Rancho girls, has been rescheduled due to school cancellation in Moriarty. Clovis will still face Rio Rancho in a 5:30 p.m. contest Friday, but will not play Saturday. Rio Rancho will […]

Memorial to be built for little known black community

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By Helena Rodriguez: FNM Correspondent By Helena Rodriguez FNM Correspondent A small black community between Roswell and Artesia was an epicenter of social life during its heyday in the early 1900s. Before succumbing to ghost town status in 1929, Blackdom was known far and wide for its famous mouth-watering pies, its Fourth of July and […]

ENMU’s Johnson preseason All-America

Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico University senior outfielder Jereme Johnson has been selected a preseason All-America by Collegiate Baseball. Last year, the Roswell High graduate earned the school’s first All-America selection in baseball, garnering honorable mention status on the Daktronics All-America squad. while earning first-team All-Lone Star Conference honors. He set ENMU single-season records […]

ENMU administrators mull tuition increase

PNT Staff Report At the Eastern New Mexico University Board of Regents meeting at the ENMU-Roswell campus Thursday afternoon, Regents: • heard the administration is looking into tuition increases, departmental cuts in supplies and services, and leaving vacated positions unfilled to deal with possible cuts in legislative appropriations, said President Steven Gamble. The worst-case scenario […]

Zias stun first-place Wildcats

Freedom New Mexico Freshman midfielder Jordan Sjue of Roswell scored her first goal of the season with just over 18 minutes left in the first half and Eastern New Mexico Univesity made it stand up for a 1-0 victory over Lone Star Conference women’s soccer leader Abilene Christian on Friday at the ENMU pitch. Sjue […]

Press release: Xcel Energy, customer groups reach agreement on New Mexico base rate increase

ROSWELL – Xcel Energy’s Southwestern Public Service Company (SPS) has reached an agreement with New Mexico customer groups to increase base rates, a measure driven in large part by the costs of new power generation and the increases in the cost of doing business. SPS has submitted the agreement to the New Mexico Public Regulation […]

Hondo Iris Farm currently in bloom

Courtesy of the Hondo Iris Farm Visitors to the Hondo Iris Farm can take in the sight of many blooming irises, as well as hummingbirds and the Hondo Valley. Place: The Hondo Iris Farm Location: The farm is located just off of U.S. 70 at Mile Marker 284 between Roswell and Ruidoso. The location is […]

Suspect arrested in homicide

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By Sharna Johnson: Freedom New Mexico Police believe an argument after a night of drinking led a 24-year-old Roswell man to beat a 51-year-old truck driver to death and dump his body in a ditch east of Clovis. Brandon Barela was arrested Friday afternoon in Roswell and is charged with an open count of murder. […]

Roswell Museum showcases artworks

Courtesy of the Roswell Museum and Art Center The Rogers and Mary Ellen Aston Collection of the American West at the Roswell Museum and Art Center houses almost 2,000 exhibits on the history of the American West. The museum is about a two-hour drive from Cannon. Place: Roswell Museum and Art Center Location: 100 West […]

March 22, 2009 Dora School News

FFA resultsCongratulations to FFA sponsor, Kit Pettigrew, and his judging teams for their wins at the recent contest in Roswell.

State tournament scoreboard — Friday

Go to varsitynow.com for game stories and photos Boys CLASS 5A At The Pit, Albuquerque Semifinals ThursdayLa Cueva 70, Eldorado 63Highland 63, Las Cruces 56 Championship SaturdayLa Cueva vs. Highland, 8:30 p.m. CLASS 4AAt The Pit, AlbuquerqueSemifinals ThursdayArtesia 58, Espnola Valley 56, 3 OTRoswell 69, Deming 64 Championship SaturdayArtesia vs. Roswell, 4:30 p.m. CLASS 3AAt […]

March 16, 1955

Twelve hundred New Mexico Baptists, representing 220 churches, converged in Portales for the three-day New Mexico Baptist Convention, which opened in the First Baptist Church auditorium. Ted Roberts, of Roswell, presided over the ceremonies.

Dec. 21, 2008 Honors

Young The Conquistador Council of Boys Scouts of America presented the Silver Beaver Award, the highest of volunteer leader recognition, to Doyle Young of Melrose. For more than 20 years, Young has been a volunteer leader, serving as scoutmaster of Troop 45 in Roswell, and as cubmaster, varsity team coach, Webelos Den Leader, and on […]

PHS News Nov. 2

Basketball starts Monday The 2008-2009 PHS boys and girls basketball season officially begins this week. Varsity, junior varsity and freshman squads start practices and workouts Monday. The PHS varsity and junior varsity boys open up the season against Roswell High School on Dec. 9 in Roswell. The varsity and junior varsity girls open the season […]

ENMU campuses financially stable

By Sarah Meyer: PNT Staff Writer Eastern New Mexico University officials last week reported that the main campus in Portales and its branches in Ruidoso and Roswell are in good financial shape. But they’re proceeding cautiously because of the economic environment. Here is a synopsis of the financial reports presented at Friday’s board of regents […]

Dora School News Oct. 12

Eastern New Mexico State Fair winners FFA students who placed in Roswell last week at the Eastern New Mexico State Fair: Stefanie Neuhaus — Grand Champion Swine and Grand Champion LambJordan Inge — Grand Champion Goat. Other Dora students making the sale were: Sheldon Breshears — Reserve YorkBailey and Tearney O’Connor — SwineShaelei Payne — […]

ENMU professor examines unique ‘Roswell Rock’

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By Thomas Garcia, PNT Staff Reporter An Eastern New Mexico University’s professor doesn’t believe a mysterious rock discussed recently on a nationally syndicated radio program that features programming related to UFOs and conspiracy theories is extraterrestial. ENMU professor of geology James Constantopoulos examined what is known as the Roswell Rock Circle earlier this month at […]

Madden to head ENMU-Roswell

PNT Staff Report John R. Madden has been named president of Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell, according to a press release from ENMU. Madden, of Tucson, Ariz. will succeed Judy Armstrong who is retiring from the position. Madden’s start date is Aug. 18. A presidential search committee was formed in mid-April to review applications, interview candidates, […]