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  • Jurney

    Candidates file for City Council seats

    January 7, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off

    Mayor Del Jurney shakes hands with City Clerk Sharon Coll after signing his official election paperwork to become a candidate for re-election, Tuesday afternoon, at City Hall. (Jill McLaughlin Photo) Several new candidates filed to run for City Council...

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    Pecan harvest short but good quality

    January 7, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off

    Visibility in a pecan orchard is obscured as workers harvest their crop, Tuesday afternoon. (Mark Wilson Photo) This year’s pecan harvest in the Roswell area will produce a smaller crop than last year, but the quality is excellent, local growers said this...

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    Valley Meat to sue AG Gary King

    January 7, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off

    Valley Meat Co.’s lawyer notified Attorney General Gary King of the company’s intention to sue him and his associates for libel, slander, harassment, abuse of process and intentional acts of harm against the Roswell business. Attorney A. Blair Dunn sent...

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    City Councilor Art Sandoval seeks re-election

    January 7, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off

    City Councilor Art Sandoval in Ward 3 will seek his fourth and final term by filing for re-election today, he said Monday. “I would like to thank the community allowing me the time to serve this community, and hopefully they give me the opportunity to do...

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    Judge delays hearing on horse slaughterhouse

    January 3, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off

    A Santa Fe district judge decided Friday to delay Attorney General Gary King’s request to permanently stop a Roswell company from opening a horse slaughterhouse after his attorneys admitted they were not prepared for the hearing. District Judge Matthew...

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    Class will offer diabetes prevention help

    January 3, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off

    Have you been told you might have pre-diabetes? Anyone who made a New Year’s resolution to prevent or delay type 2 diabetes can join the Lifestyle Intervention Course held by the Chaves County Extension Office. An informational meeting will be held at 5...

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    AG, Valley Meat hearing today

    January 2, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off

    Attorneys will meet in the First Judicial District Court at 2:30 p.m. today in Santa Fe to decide if Attorney General Gary King can keep Valley Meat Co. of Roswell from opening its doors. The last-ditch effort by King, a strong anti-horse slaughter proponent,...

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    Stewart Industries to pay $217,000 in overdue fees

    January 2, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off

    Stewart Industries International in Roswell, an aircraft storage and maintenance corporation, agreed Thursday to repay the city some $217,000 in overdue parking fees and rent by the end of the month. “This principal will be paid in full by Friday of next...

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    Veterans cemetery dedicated in Roswell

    December 31, 2013 • Local NewsComments Off

    After years of struggle, it took the strong will of local veterans, officials and community businesses to provide Roswell with its own official cemetery to honor its service men and women. U.S. Army Vietnam veteran Robert Jensen stood in the bitter cold...

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    Dunn declares run for land commissioner

    December 27, 2013 • Local NewsComments (2)

    Rancher Aubrey Dunn, center, chairman of the Chaves County Soil and Water District, has announced his candidacy for New Mexico Commissioner of Public Lands. (Courtesy Photo) Chairman of the Chaves County Soil and Water Conservation District Aubrey Dunn...