Archive for December 10th, 2013

  • Fire-Kentucky

    RFD investigating cause of house fire

    December 10, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

    Mark Wilson Photo Firefighters performed clean-up operations, pictured above, at a house in the 600 block of South Kentucky Avenue that was completely consumed by a blaze, pictured left, that began around 5 a.m. Tuesday. According to fire officials on scene,...

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    Ban on medical pot shops moves to City Council

    December 10, 2013 • Local NewsComments (1)

    Mandy Denson, co-owner of Compassionate Distributors Inc. in Ruidoso, serves customer Varen Daughrity, of Portales, Tuesday afternoon. Seen here are products sold at the state-licensed medical cannabis distribution center, including marijuana, hot cocoa,...

  • Wreaths-NMMI

    Wreaths Across America

    December 10, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

    New Mexico Military cadets stand at attention during a Wreaths Across America ceremony, which honors the fallen and those who serve, Tuesday afternoon. National Wreaths Across America Day 2013 is Saturday, with wreath laying ceremonies taking place at South...

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    RISD Board approves new high school graduation requirements

    December 10, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

    The Roswell Independent School District Board of Education approved changes to district high school graduation requirements at its regular meeting Tuesday. District Superintendent Tom Burris also announced during the meeting that the district will begin...

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    Thefts of water meter vault covers pose safety hazards

    December 10, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

    A water meter vault missing its cover is barricaded by Saint Peter Hall at Saint Peter Church on the 100 block of East Deming Street. (Tess Townsend Photo) The City of Roswell Utility Department has reported that several water meter vault covers have been...

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    When there’s ice or snow, drive slow

    December 10, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

    On Saturday, the New Mexico Highway Department closed Hwy. 285 between Roswell and Vaughn. Buddy Dickman of Remco Towing said his company was on call in Chaves County. “We had three trucks running and between 10 a.m. and 10 p.m., we towed 11 vehicles — 10...

  • Police Blotter: Fireplace, copper wires removed from home

    December 10, 2013 • Police BlotterComments (0)

    Burglary / Larceny • Police were dispatched to the 1200 block of North Michigan Avenue after subjects entered a residence which was being remodeled and removed a metal fireplace and a weight set. In addition, copper wires were stripped from the walls. The...

  • Joe S. Soliz

    December 10, 2013 • ObituariesComments (0)

    Services will be held in Hereford, Texas, for Joe S. Soliz, 81, of Roswell, who passed away on Dec. 8, 2013. Condolences can be made online at Arrangements are under the personal directions of the professionals at LaGrone Funeral...

  • Norma Struwe

    December 10, 2013 • ObituariesComments (0)

    Norma Struwe, 84, passed away Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013. She was born Oct. 22, 1929, in Virden, Ill., to John and Mae Irene Jombock. Norma married John H Struwe, Aug. 20, 1949, they both loved one another very much. They owned The Dal Acres Dog Kennel. She...

  • stolen-ashes

    Daughter prays for return of mother’s ashes

    December 10, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

    Debra Calderon stands with her son on Monday. Her mother’s ashes were stolen from her sister’s minivan last week. (Jill McLaughlin Photo) Deborah Calderon hopes police can confirm if they have recovered her mother’s ashes that were stolen from a...