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Author archives: JPalmer

  • Man receives six months for 20 counts of child sexual exploitation

    August 24, 2013 • Local NewsComments (2)

    A Lovington man recently received a six-month sentence after pleading no contest to 20 counts of sexual exploitation of a child. The state prosecutor recommended nine years for counts one through four to run consecutively, with an additional nine years each...

  • Prosecutors have much to prove in murder cases

    August 23, 2013 • Local NewsComments Off

    Chaves County Sheriff Detective Dennis Kintigh summed up the feeling of law enforcement: “Some of the frustration is the way case law works. The (higher) courts have left more people vulnerable to be victimized in defense of the accused.” For example, New...

  • Kintigh: Language of laws needs tightening

    August 22, 2013 • Local NewsComments Off

    Chaves County Sheriff’s Detective and former Republican State Representative Dennis Kintigh said often the original problem with laws lies with the way they are written. “This is the responsibility of the Legislature. They need to act. The language needs...

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    Good times roll during Chamber’s Business After Hours

    August 22, 2013 • Local NewsComments Off

    From left to right, J.P. Stone Community Bank employees Debbie Richardson, Melissa Regalado and Lindsey Dubiel enjoy the revelry of Business After Hours, Tuesday. (Courtesy Photo) J.P. Stone Community Bank, 1901 N. Main St., hosted the Roswell Chamber of...

  • KBIM celebrates 60 years

    August 22, 2013 • Local NewsComments Off

    KBIM Radio is celebrating two important anniversaries this year. June marked 60 years since the station first hit the airwaves. “We are a heritage radio station,” said News director Tom A. Ruiz. A heritage station is the term used for an AM radio station...

  • New Walgreens program to benefit Community Kitchen

    August 21, 2013 • Local NewsComments Off

    Walgreens, 1835 N. Main St., has begun a new initiative to benefit Community Kitchen at Saint Peter’s Church, 115 E. Deming St. Each customer will be offered the chance to purchase snacks or food as they check out. “We are trying the item of the month but...

  • State laws are unique, but ever-changing

    August 21, 2013 • Local NewsComments Off

    New Mexico maintains laws not found in other states. For example: it retains the distinction between assault and battery. Assault is behavior that is threatening where no physical contact is made. Thus, if one person shouts at or makes a gesture to another...

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    Gov. appoints Rogers as magistrate judge

    August 17, 2013 • Local NewsComments Off

    Rogers Gov. Susana Martinez announced Wednesday that she has appointed Keith (“K.C.”) Rogers of Dexter to Division I of the Chaves County Magistrate Court. He will fill the vacancy created by Eugene M. De Los Santos’ retirement on May 31. “Mr....

  • Jewelry thieves cut store’s alarm wires

    August 17, 2013 • Local NewsComments Off

    More information has become available in the Martin’s Jewelry store robbery where thieves got away with $75,000 worth of jewelry. Jim Patterson, co-owner of Desert Security, which provides security for Martin’s, reported that the security system worked...

  • Animal adoption event seeks to pair cats and dogs with homes

    August 16, 2013 • Local NewsComments Off

    Roswell will celebrate National Pet Week, Saturday, with another adoption event at Tractor Supply, N. Main St., from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Animal Welfare Alliance will bring a number of dogs for adoption. The Roswell Humane Society will participate with dogs...