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    Rodriguez brings family-friendly comedy to Civic Center Saturday

    January 30, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off

    Paul Rodriguez will bring his family-friendly comedy show to Roswell Saturday. The popular actor and comedian has entertained audiences across the country and in Latin America for 30 years. “I’m just there to have a good time with the audience,”...

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    Chaves, soil districts file suit over gray wolf

    January 29, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off

    Chaves Soil and Water and several other conservation districts filed suit Wednesday against the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for barring them from participating in the process of listing the Mexican gray wolf. The wildlife service is proposing to extend a...

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    Locals consider federal prairie chicken deal

    January 28, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off

    This March 2007 file photo provided by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department shows a male lesser prairie chicken in a mating stature in the Texas panhandle. (AP Photo) Local officials and the oil industry are cautious about a new deal offered recently by...

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    County may see the return of PILT funds

    January 28, 2014 • UncategorizedComments Off

    Chaves County may see a return of some $2.8 million in funding that it receives each year from the federal government to offset losses in property taxes for federal lands within its borders. The Payment in Lieu of Taxes (PILT) funding was included in a...

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    Wooley to introduce bill to cut aviation sales tax

    January 28, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off

    State Rep. Bob Wooley, R-Dist. 66, will introduce a bill today in the state Legislature that, if passed this session, would cut sales tax on commercial and military aircraft sales and services. The move could deliver an economic boost for Roswell and Chaves...

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    Alto Democrat Mastin announces bid for House seat against Espinoza

    January 28, 2014 • Local NewsComments (2)

    Mastin  Lincoln County Democrat Dick Mastin announced Monday that he will run for the state House seat held by incumbent state Rep. Nora Espinoza, R-Dist. 59. Espinoza is running for her fifth term. During the last election, she ran unopposed. “The people...

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    United Way exceeds 2013 campaign goal

    January 28, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off

    The United Way of Chaves County announced that it had exceeded its campaign goal of $525,000 at a luncheon Monday. (Jill McLaughlin Photo) The United Way of Chaves County exceeded its 2013 campaign goal by raising $526,038, the organization reported at its...

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    Denny’s raises $1,000 for shooting victims

    January 24, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off

    Denny’s night manager Priscilla Ramirez, third from left, presents a check for $1,000 collected from customers Thursday for Berrendo Middle School Students. United Way of Chaves County Executive Director Sherry Mumford, second from left, said the money...

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    Customer service important to Ward 5 candidate Denny

    January 24, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off

    Tabitha Denny is running for City Council in Ward 5. (Jill McLaughlin Photo) Tabitha Denny speaks from the heart, she said. She’s not a politician but decided that to make a difference in the community, she needed to take a stand. “I want to be realistic....

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    County seeks to realign Berrendo River

    January 23, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off

    Berrendo River’s natural path as it meanders along the east side of North Main Street may be straightened out to avoid future flooding problems. Chaves County Flood Control Superintendent Dick Smith is in the early stages of designing a plan to protect...