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    Chaves County prints new marriage licenses after ruling

    December 27, 2013 • Local NewsComments Off

    Clerk Dave Kunko holds the newly changed Chaves County marriage certificates his office received Thursday. Changes were made to remove references to “man and wife” and replace them with “spouse” after the state Supreme Court decided gay marriage was...

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    Vet cemetery dedication ceremony Monday

    December 26, 2013 • Local NewsComments Off

    Improvements were completed on a cul-de-sac on property earmarked for a new veterans cemetery at South Park Cemetery. The site will be dedicated at 10:30 a.m., Monday, Dec. 30. (Jill McLaughlin Photo) Roswell-Chaves County Veterans Cemetery will be dedicated...

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    AG’s Valley Meat lawsuit not heard this week

    December 26, 2013 • Local NewsComments (2)

    The lawsuit filed last week by Attorney General Gary King against Valley Meat in Santa Fe will not likely be heard in the next few days, according to the attorney for the proposed horse slaughter facility. King asked the court to immediately block Valley Meat...

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    Xcel customers report scams

    December 24, 2013 • Local NewsComments Off

    Roswell-area Xcel Energy customers appear to be a target of scammers who have recently tricked several businesses and residents into providing credit card information over the phone. The customers are told that if they don’t give up personal financial...

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    ‘Fireball’ sightings reported in NM, TX

    December 24, 2013 • Local NewsComments Off

    Several residents witnessed what they believe were meteor fireballs streaking across the clear night sky above New Mexico and west Texas Sunday night, according to reports filed Monday. Witnesses from Santa Fe, Las Cruces, Vaughn, Roswell, El Paso, Lubbock...

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    County clerk pushes to change polling places

    December 17, 2013 • Local NewsComments Off

    Clerk Dave Kunko still hopes to change the way Chaves County votes in 2014, despite being denied by commissioners two months ago. Kunko plans to ask the board again in January to consider overhauling the voting system — ushering in what he calls “the wave...

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    Snyder celebrates

    December 17, 2013 • Local NewsComments Off

    Chaves County Chief Deputy Britt Snyder, who has declared his bid for sheriff, hosted a holiday party for friends and supporters Tuesday night to celebrate his recent promotion. Attendees included Sheriff Rob Coon, retired former Sheriff Pat Jennings, County...

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    Many Salvation Army Angel Tree wishes remain unanswered

    December 17, 2013 • Local NewsComments Off

    The Salvation Army is looking to fill the wishes of more than 162 children whose tags were not collected from the Angel Trees at local businesses. (Jill McLaughlin Photo) The Salvation Army hopes Roswell residents will stop by its office today to pick up one...

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    Pearce to sign new book Wednesday

    December 17, 2013 • Local NewsComments Off

    Steve Pearce Rep. Steve Pearce, R-NM, will sign his new book in Roswell Wednesday that details his life’s journey from his childhood on a farm in Hobbs to his life as a Congressman in Southeast New Mexico. Pearce’s book, “Just Fly the Plane, Stupid!”...

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    Ornelas, Peterson apprehended

    December 17, 2013 • Local NewsComments Off

    Peterson(LEFT), Ornelas(RIGHT) Erica Peterson, 25, and John Ornelas, 25, who were featured on Roswell’s Most Wanted last week, were apprehended Sunday. Roswell police reported the two were arrested at 5 p.m. on the 100 block of North Kansas Avenue after a...