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Archive for January 16th, 2011

  • Two 3rd-graders caught smoking pot

    January 16, 2011 • Local NewsComments (2)

    Two third-graders at Berrendo Elementary School were busted by their principal for smoking marijuana in the bathroom after school hours, Monday, Jan. 10, according to police reports. When the sheriff who responded to the scene asked one of the boys how many...

  • Ugly mugs lure birdwatchers to Bitter Lake Visitor Center

    January 16, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

    Sandhill Cranes take flight during the Landing of the Sandhill Cranes and Ugly Mug Contest event held at Bitter Lake Wildlife Refuge, Saturday. (Mark Wilson Photo) The promise of hot cranberry punch and cocoa served in an ugly mug was all it took to draw a...

  • Celebrating the Chinese New Year

    January 16, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

    Zoe Bedford, right, peeks out from under a parade dragon as she and friends Trinity Kenyon and Anayeli Perez, play during the Girl Scouts and Big Brothers Big Sisters Chinese New Year celebration, held Saturday at the Girl Scout Program Center. (Mark Wilson...

  • Tough road ahead with deficit

    January 16, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

    As New Mexico representatives prepare to begin the upcoming 60- day legislative session, local lawmakers say they are optimistic about tackling the state’s budget deficit. Senate President Tim Jennings, D-Roswell, says that plugging the between $350...

  • Wooley to fill vacant state House seat

    January 16, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

    Bob Wooley, of Roswell, was appointed by Gov. Susana Martinez to fill a vacant legislative position in the state House of Representatives on Friday. Wooley will represent District 66, which covers parts of Chaves, Eddy, Lea and Roosevelt counties. The post...

  • Two bound in home invasion

    January 16, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

    Multiple subjects forced entry into a home on the 2700 block of Resolana Drive around 8:30 p.m., Thursday. “The victims were bound,” said Travis Holley, spokesman for the Roswell Police Department. The victims were ages 48 and 63. “Neither...

  • Roswell, recant Dr. King’s impact on the world

    January 16, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

    It takes one voice to stand up and make a difference. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was that voice for Americans seeking equality and freedom in the 20th century. “Dr. King replaced violence with love, and blood with prayer in the purpose of unity,”...

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    January 16, 2011 • CartoonsComments Off

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  • Hazel M. Powell

    January 16, 2011 • ObituariesComments Off

    Funeral services for Hazel M. Powell, 96, of Willis, Texas, formerly of Roswell, will be held on Saturday, Jan. 15, 2011, at 2 p.m. at the Cornerstone Christian Church with Pastor Jerry Frank and Pastor Charles Wigley officiating. Interment will be in...

  • Nicholas Paul Aragon

    January 16, 2011 • ObituariesComments Off

    Nicholas Paul “Payaso” Aragon, 32, a resident of Albuquerque, passed away on Saturday, Jan. 8, 2011. Nick was born and raised in Roswell. He moved to Albuquerque in the late ’90s and made this his home. Nicholas and Charlene were married...