Archives for April 2015

Train Crash Reported Near Roswell

The New Mexico State Police report that two trains collided head-on around 6:15 this morning on New Mexico State Road Two south of Roswell. One fatality has been confirmed. The scene is currently being managed as a hazmat incident.

Rollover backs up Saturday traffic in Roswell

Traffic in one part of Roswell got a litle heavy Saturday afternoon.

Police Sgt. Kim Northcutt tells the Daily Record one driver received a ticket for careless driving.

This followed a two-vehicle rollover collision on North Main Street just north of Country Club Road.

No one reported any injuries, but this closed Main Street northbound for a while.

Senior Olympics need volunteers for Roswell event

New Mexico Senior Olympics needs volunteers to help with the annual Summer Games in Roswell.

The competition takes place June 3-6.

The volunteers would help with 30 different tournaments and game operations headquarters.

You can download a form at, or pick one up at places around town where you see game posters.

If you sign up to work a four-hour shift, then you receive a T-shirt, a certificate, and an invitation to the volunteer social kick-off event.

You must register by Friday.

Last year for German exchange students in Roswell?

This year may mark the last one that German exchange students come to Roswell.

Goddard High School German teacher Sharon Bell retires after this school year.

The Roswell Daily Record counts 20 students from Germany that have come to town this year.

Roswell man charged with murder

A murder case against a Roswell man has made it to district court.

Authorities have charged 24-year-old Antonio Romero of killing a man and burying him in an East 12th Street backyard a year and a half ago.

They have accused Romero of shooting 19-year-old Javier Castillo.

The criminal complaint describes Castillo’s hands as bound behind the back. He also had his feet bound.

Apparently, Castillo told his mother he had seen a murder at East Chery Street and North Orchard Avenue, and that those responsible knew him as a witness.

Oil and gas lease sale brings $2.1M to New Mexico

Last month’s oil and natural gas lease sale has netted over $2.1 million dollars for state trust land beneficiaries.

The New Mexico Land Office reports the leasing of a dozen tracts totaling over 3,500 acres.

The highest sealed bid of $480,160 for 160 acres in Eddy County came from Chase Oil of Artesia.

The revenue from these sales helps public schools, universities, and hospitals.

Wind advisory, fire weather watch continue

A wind advisory continues until 8 o’clock tonight.

Keep expecting winds from the west at 25 to 35 miles per hour with occasional gusts to 50.

The National Weather Service says the winds may peak late this afternoon, then drop around sunset.

Strong crosswinds may affect high-profile vehicles on north-south roads.

A fire weather watch also continues for the area until 10 o’clock tonight.

Any fire that develops may spread rapidly.

Naked Man Reported In Artesia

The Artesia (Are-Tea-Zuh) Police Department reported a naked man walking down Roselawn Ave. earlier today. A spokesman says he sat in a chair belonging to someone in the neighborhood for a few minutes. When or right before the officers got there he went into his apartment. A small fire was started inside the apartment and was extinguished quickly. Also found in the area was a laundry room, that had been destroyed by a lot of the equipment being turned over, there was no fire in the laundry room. The naked man is in police custody and was transported to the hospital for treatment and evaluation.

Still no answer at city hall in Roswell

City hall in Roswell still does not have working phones.

The lines remain down for the second straight day.

Again, this problem only affects city hall’s main offices and those in the annex just south of them.

The city continues replacing its telephone equipment and software. That process may finish today.

Carlsbad wants photos of bad roads to go to state lawmakers

The roads in Carlsbad have apparently worsened to the point where county officials want people to start taking pictures of them.

The city claims the state has not given it enough money to fix the roads, so officials want those photos to go to legislators.

The campaign has this title: “This is My Carlsbad.”