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Archive for February, 2014

  • Drone-training

    Drone program operators discuss public surveillance, safety concerns

    February 28, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off

    Captain Russell Peck, CEO of Strategic Aerospace International Ltd., holds a press conference to announce the opening of unmanned aerial vehicle training at MISTIC, Friday. (Mark Wilson Photo) Operators for a new program that will train pilots to operate...

  • Healing-art

    Healing art

    February 28, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off

    Young artists and their families check out the winning entries of the Healing Art Contest at the Anderson Museum of Contemporary Art, Thursday. The contest, sponsored by the museum and Salvation Army, was open to all Roswell students aged 7 and older. Twenty...

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    Officials: No plans for radiation testing in county

    February 28, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off

    Officials with the contractor that runs the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant say no plans are in place to test Chaves County for radiation following a Feb. 14 incident in which radioactive material was released within the facility. “There have been no tests...

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    Early voting ends with good turnout

    February 28, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off

    More than 1,500 voters cast ballots at the close of early voting Friday in this year’s municipal elections. City Clerk Sharon Coll said her goal was to get at least 1,500 voters through the new Voting Convenience Center system at City Hall during early...

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    Health department proposes new rules for medicinal pot

    February 28, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off

    Medical cannabis users in New Mexico are inhaling more of the stuff than suppliers can grow, according to a survey performed by the state health department. As a result, the department proposes to increase the supply limit and add more nonprofit producers to...

  • Police Blotter: Man, woman arrested for drug paraphernalia

    February 28, 2014 • Police BlotterComments Off

    Police arrested a 21-year-old Roswell man on drug paraphernalia charges late Thursday night. Robert L. Clements Jr. was arrested in the 1200 block of East Country Club Road at 11:50 p.m. Thursday. According to the Roswell Police Department report, Clements...

  • GAO report: Too few pilots or too little pay?

    February 28, 2014 • BusinessComments Off

    FILE – In this Nov. 30, 2011, file photo, two pilots from Cathay Pacific walk in the Hong Kong International Airport in Hong Kong. The U.S. airline industry will need to hire 1,900 to 4,500 new pilots annually over the next 10 years due to an expected...

  • EPA head visits North Dakota at senator’s request

    February 28, 2014 • BusinessComments Off

    Carroll Dewing of The Coteau Properties Company makes a comment to EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy during a coal-related discussion with industry leaders at Dakota Gasification Synfuels Plant in Beulah, N.D. Friday, Feb. 28, 2014. McCarthy traveled to the...

  • For some fliers, mileage programs come up short

    February 28, 2014 • BusinessComments Off

    FILE – This Monday, Aug. 20, 2012, file photo, shows a Delta Air Lines aircraft taking off at Miami International Airport in Miami. Delta Air Lines Inc. announced during the last week of February 2014, that starting Jan. 1, 2015, it will reward...

  • Retailer: Rival CEO posed as exec to get secrets

    February 28, 2014 • BusinessComments Off

    In this July 14, 2013 photo, Modell’s Sporting Goods CEO Mitchell Modell attends ACES All Stars 2013 Celebrate with Grey Goose Vodka, at Marquee in New York. Modell, who once appeared on the TV show “Undercover Boss,” pretended to be an...