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Archive for September 17th, 2011

  • Funnel cloud: False alarm

    September 17, 2011 • Local News • • Comments Off

    The National Weather Service in Albuquerque received reports of funnel cloud sightings Friday. The NWS issued a tornado warning around 2:30 p.m., Friday afternoon, for areas south of Roswell, primarily Dexter and Hagerman. The warning expired at 2:55 p.m. At...

  • Connoisseur Josh Ragsdale brings wine, music to Roswell

    September 17, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

    The force behind many of the Christian musicians who come to Roswell, Josh Ragsdale helps raise funds for local causes when he’s not serving up wine and appetizers at Pecos Flavors Winery. A Roswell native, Ragsdale is the co-owner of the winery alongside...

  • Vets reunite at Walker

    September 17, 2011 • Local News • • Comments Off

    Jim Peterson, of Vernon Hills, Ill., a former B-36 gunner based at Walker AFB from 1954-56, checks out the displays at the Walker AFB Museum, Friday. (Mark Wilson Photo) Over 100 Walker Air Force Base veterans from across the country will be arriving in...

  • Celebrating Constitution Day

    September 17, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

    Fifth-grader Jonathan Trujillo reads his copy of the Constitution during a Constitution Day assembly held Friday at Washington Avenue Elementary. (Mark Wilson Photo) On Sept. 17, 1787, the Constitution of the United States was signed. Several local schools...

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    September 17, 2011 • Cartoons • • Comments (1)

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  • New RPD deputy chief swears in

    September 17, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

    The Roswell Police Department and city officials welcomed its new deputy chief, Philip A. Smith Jr., who arrived from New Hampshire earlier this week. The ceremony was held on Friday morning at the police station. Mayor Del Jurney, City Manager Larry Fry,...

  • Gov. meets with local Reps

    September 17, 2011 • Local News • • Comments Off

    In order to garner support for her packed agenda and to hear the concerns of legislators about the special session, Governor Susana Martinez held meetings with representatives and senators from both sides of the aisle this past week. Rep. Dennis Kintigh,...

  • Medicine missing at Villa Del Rey

    September 17, 2011 • Police Blotter • • Comments Off

    Incident/fraud Police were called to Villa Del Rey, 2801 N. Kentucky Ave., twice on Thursday. In one incident, an employee reported that during the count of narcotics, which occurs during a shift change, a resident’s medicines came up missing. Later,...

  • Assurance Home fundraiser tomorrow

    September 17, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

    Sheldon, one of the residents at the Assurance Home, helps set the table in preparation for the dinner to benefit the youths of James Ranch Youth Shelter. (Courtesy Photo) Peas ‘n’ Pods is holding their sixth biannual fundraiser for Assurance Home,...

  • It’s all for ‘Chair-ity’: Fundraiser a hit at Tinnie’s

    September 17, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

    Elisa Hernandez admires one of the children’s chairs on display at Tinnie Mercantile & Deli Thursday during a reception for the artists. For more information about the chairs, call 622-8900. (Mark Wilson Photo) Chairs were flying at Tinnie...