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    MTP ramps up effort to prevent semi crashes

    February 5, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off

    The Motor Transport Police are beefing up patrols in Southeast New Mexico. The increase is part of an ongoing campaign. Officers are being brought in from around the state to try to combat all traffic issues involving semi-trucks and passenger vehicles. The...

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    Forum will allow voters to hear from candidates

    January 22, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off

    Leadership Roswell Alumni Association will hold its 31st Candidate Forum for the residents of Roswell Monday, Feb. 3, at the First Baptist Church, 500 N. Pennsylvania Ave. The participants include City Council candidates for Ward 1: Dusty Huckabee and Natasha...

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    Accident leaves nearly 1,000 homes powerless

    January 21, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off

    Nearly 1,000 homes were without electricity, Tuesday morning, after a 17-year-old driver rammed into a utility pole at the intersection of East Country Club Road and North Garden Avenue. Around 12:20 a.m. residents up and down Country Club, along Garden and...

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    United Way, Wells Fargo among those accepting donations for shooting victims

    January 21, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off

    In the wake of last week’s shooting incident at Berrendo Middle School, charitable works and donation funds to benefit the victims abound — leaving many people confused. Chaves County United Way is working in cooperation with Wells Fargo Bank to collect...

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    Sanders’ father: ‘The responsibility is ours’

    January 21, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off

    The family of Kendal Sanders held a press conference Monday afternoon at Church on the Move, giving an update on her condition. Kendal is the 13-year-old victim of last week’s Berrendo Middle School shooting. She is one of three who were injured when...

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    DA appoints special prosecutor in Campbell case

    January 17, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off

    District Attorney Janetta Hicks has appointed Matt Chandler, district attorney for Clovis, as special prosecutor for the Mason Campbell case. Campbell, 12, is charged with three counts of aggravated assault for Tuesday’s shooting at Berrendo Middle School,...

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    Opponents say levy will cost more than thought

    January 16, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off

    The mill levy has its opponents, such as Hudson Boue. “He (President Madden) says that this is not a 200 percent increase. We’re not saying that this is a 200 percent increase in property taxes, but it is a 200 percent increase in millage.” Boue argues...

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    Madden: Mill levy would help sustain programs

    January 16, 2014 • Local NewsComments (1)

    After the traumatic events of Tuesday, many people may have forgotten that this week they have the opportunity to vote on the mill levy for Eastern New Mexico University – Roswell. Voting machines have been set up at the Joseph R. Skeen building, 1 St....

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    DA files charges in school shooting

    January 15, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off

    Gov. Susana Martinez addresses the media during a press conference Wednesday at Berrendo Middle School. RISD Superintendent Tom Burris, far right, also gave remarks. Berrendo Middle School will resume classes today, after two students were shot Tuesday by...

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    Chaves County FRW hosts mayoral candidates

    January 15, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off

    A total of 150 people attended the Chaves County Federation of Republican Women luncheon, resulting in record attendance. The reason for the interest? The group brought in four speakers, Wednesday, to discuss pressing political issues of the day, including...