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  • natasha.mackey

    Mackey wants to be a ‘fresh voice’ for city’s Ward 1

    January 23, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off

    Natasha N. Mackey, a distance learning coordinator at Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell, is running for City Council in Ward 1.  Many know her as “The Jewelry Lady,” and some might recognize the work she’s done to help clean up the city. Most...

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    Espinoza pursues another term as state rep

    January 23, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off

    State Rep. Nora Espinoza, R-Dist. 59, seen here speaking at a luncheon at the Roswell Job Corps this year, will run for her fifth term. (Jill McLaughlin Photo) State Rep. Nora Espinoza, R-Dist. 59, will seek a fifth term this year, as she continues to support...

  • ILEA

    ILEA celebrates 4,000 students

    January 22, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off

    International Law Enforcement Academy delegates from El Salvador, Guatemala and Panama are greeted by the Red Coats upon arrival to the Roswell Holiday Inn for a welcome reception, Wednesday evening. (Mark Wilson Photo) Roswell’s International Law...

  • Mill-Levy3

    Mill levy puts ENMU-R’s programs in the spotlight

    January 21, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off

    Steve Stone Graphic The special mill levy election for Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell calls for property owners to pay to keep the school operating. Some say the added tax is too steep. But others say the extra money to keep the quality of programs and...

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    Enrollment, funding drops at ENMU-R

    January 21, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off

    Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell has seen a decline in enrollment in the past year as administrators deal with declining budget and staff cuts; however, students pay the most tuition to attend compared to other regional state colleges. A full-time...

  • joegreen.candidate

    Business owner Green sees growth potential for Roswell

    January 21, 2014 • Local NewsComments (1)

    Businessman Joe Green is running for City Council in Ward 3 against incumbent Councilman Art Sandoval. (Jill McLaughlin Photo) Small-business owner Joe Green decided he wanted to make a difference in Roswell during what he felt was a critical time for the...

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    County hopes for project funding from Legislature

    January 21, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off

    As the 30-day legislative session begins today, Chaves County will wait to hear whether a wish list of projects it submitted will be approved for funding. The county submitted 10 funding requests to its state legislators for road construction, a walking...

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    Judge rules in favor of attorney general in Valley Meat case

    January 17, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off

    A Santa Fe judge ruled in favor of Attorney General Gary King’s request Friday to prevent Valley Meat Company from opening, disregarding a request by the plant to have him removed from the case. Valley Meat’s attorney filed an emergency motion earlier...

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    Congress passes bill to cut horse slaughter

    January 16, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off

    The monumental spending bill passed by Congress and sent to the President Thursday night would cut spending for horse slaughter inspections in the U.S. Valley Meat Company will continue to fight to open, despite the federal government action. “We’re not...

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    County concerned about the possible loss of PILT funds

    January 16, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off

    County commissioners expressed concern at their meeting Thursday about the county’s potential loss of more than $2 million in federal funding this year. Chairman James Duffey and Commissioner Greg Nibert will travel to Washington in April to discuss the...