Archive for February 24th, 2014

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    Thousands enjoy Baby Boomer Expo

    February 24, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off

    Barbara Gomez, left, event coordinator of the Baby Boomer Conference and Business Expo, poses with grand prize package winner Adam Carrasco, center and Nathan Padilla of The Red Shield at the fifth annual expo, which was held Saturday at the Roswell...

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    Increased levels of radiation detected from leak at WIPP

    February 24, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off

    Slightly elevated levels of airborne radiation have been detected in Southeastern New Mexico from a leak at Waste Isolation Pilot Plant near Carlsbad, according to a U.S. Department of Energy news release. The continuing radiation monitoring resulted in a...

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    Norris promotes independent filmmakers, post-production

    February 24, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off

    Dick Norris started the Film Foundation last year, after heading the New Mexico Film Office for a year and a half. Dirk Norris is a man on a mission — to support New Mexico’s independent filmmakers and post-production artists. Speaking at the Roswell Film...

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    Calvert gets 3-year sentence in child abuse case

    February 24, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off

    Calvert Charity Calvert-Romero, 32, was sentenced to three years in jail, Monday, after pleading no contest charges of intentional abuse of a child and obstructing an investigation. Calvert was charged after the Chaves County Sheriff’s Office found her...

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    Students raise $10,800 selling jerky

    February 24, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off

    East Grand Plains Elementary School students raised $10,800 selling packs of beef jerky over the last week. The students sold more than 2,000 packets of Fat Man’s Beef Jerky to raise money to fund field trips for all the students. (Randal Seyler Photo) East...

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    Chavez found guilty on several charges

    February 24, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off

    A Chaves County jury found Robert Chavez guilty on charges, including one count of racketeering, one for conspiracy to commit racketeering, two counts of trafficking methamphetamines, two counts of conspiracy to commit drug trafficking, and three counts of...

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    Committee recommends e-cigarette ban

    February 24, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off

    Puffing away at an electronic cigarette could soon be outlawed in the same public areas in Roswell as the real deal. A committee recommended Monday banning the vaporizers and including the language as part of the city’s no-smoking policy. City councilors...

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    Board approves funding for EDC

    February 24, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off

    The Chaves County-Roswell Economic Development Corporation will continue its push to bring new business and workers to the county after county commissioners approved allocating funding to it last week. “I’m very grateful, as is the board, for the...

  • Police Blotter: 2 arrested for DUI

    February 24, 2014 • Police BlotterComments Off

    Roswell Police arrested two drivers over the weekend on charges of drunken driving in separate incidents. Jesus Violeta, 45, of Roswell, was arrested on charges of Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicating Liquor or Drugs at 8:24 p.m. on Sunday in the 4000...

  • New host Seth Meyers lands at NBC’s ‘Late Night’

    February 24, 2014 • EntertainmentComments Off

    In this photo provided by NBC, Fred Armisen, second left, and the 8G Band perform on the premiere of “Late Night with Seth Meyers” on Monday, Feb. 24, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/NBC, Peter Kramer) NEW YORK (AP) — The monologue jokes were...