Archive for October 18th, 2013

  • Destruction toll rises from Australian wildfires

    October 18, 2013 • World NewsComments Off

    In this photo provided by the New South Wales Rural Fire Service, smoke rises from a fire near Lithgow, west of Sydney, Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013. Nearly a hundred wildfires are burning across Australia’s New South Wales state, more than a dozen of which...

  • Saudi Arabia rejects seat on UN Security Council

    October 18, 2013 • World NewsComments Off

    FILE – In this Friday, Sept. 27, 2013 file photo, the United Nations Security Council votes on a resolution that will require Syria to give up its chemical weapon, at U.N. Headquarters. Saudi Arabia is rejecting its seat on the U.N. Security Council and...

  • Dog of War: Meet ‘Call of Duty’s’ new barkout star

    October 18, 2013 • Entertainment, National NewsComments Off In this Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013 photo, Trainer Chris Connell gives prompts to his dog “Ruger” on a motion-capture stage at Neversoft, in Los Angeles....

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    No joke — Mike Walsh lives to entertain

    October 18, 2013 • Local NewsComments Off

    A huge fan of Roswell’s walk/runs, Mike Walsh walks in the annual Alien Chase. A former Marine and recently retired air traffic controller, Walsh likes to amuse others, “to keep you entertained,” he’ll say. (Courtesy Photo) “Despite appearances, I...

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    Gov, county mark biofuel plant groundbreaking

    October 18, 2013 • Local NewsComments Off

    Gov. Susana Martinez addresses attendees at the groundbreaking for AG Power’s Advanced Biofuel Plant which will be located south of Roswell, Friday morning. (Mark Wilson Photo) Gov. Susana Martinez joined local leaders Friday in celebrating the...

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    Preparing to take flight

    October 18, 2013 • Local NewsComments Off

    Hot air balloons Anastasia and Air Rageous prepare for an early morning flight during the 2013 Homecoming and Alumni Weekend at New Mexico Military Institute, Friday. (Mark Wilson Photo) [/auth...

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    Judge: NMMI can keep lawyers

    October 18, 2013 • Local NewsComments Off

    New Mexico Military Institute’s ousted Alumni Association lost its first battle in what is expected to be a lengthy court fight against the school. An Eddy County district court judge decided late Thursday NMMI can keep its legal counsel, denying a motion...


    NMMI inducts 5 into Hall of Fame

    October 18, 2013 • Local NewsComments Off

    The 2013 Alumni Hall of Fame at New Mexico Military Institute announced its newest members during an induction ceremony held on Friday. The newest members are, from left: Rick Galles, Harold Barr (Skip) Palmer, Charles Coll, Jim Geibel and Brig. Gen....

  • Maria Z. Jaramillo

    October 18, 2013 • ObituariesComments Off

    A rosary will be recited at 7 p.m., October 20, 2013, at St. John’s Catholic Church for Maria Jaramillo, 75, who passed away Thursday, October 17, 2013, at her home surrounded by her loved ones. Funeral Mass will be celebrated by Father Andrew Miles at 10...

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    October 18, 2013 • CartoonsComments Off

    Andrew (our editor) is a fan of “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy,” and this seemed a fitting farewell as he goes on to other things. Andrew also kept a pet monster who said, “Hoomans!” [/auth...